HOT-WATER HEAT FOR AUTOS PIPED FROM RADIATOR (Jan, 1924)

HOT-WATER HEAT FOR AUTOS PIPED FROM RADIATOR

Clean, odorless heat for inclosed automobiles is provided by an easily attached valve that makes use of the hot water from the car’s radiator instead of the exhaust gases. This not only keeps the interior of the car at an even temperature, but helps to control the heat of the motor, assuring easier starting and smoother operation. Also, it eliminates noise, carbon, and soot. It is said that the system provides heat within four minutes after the motor is started and keeps it up at any speed.

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  1. nlpnt says: January 30, 20083:56 pm

    This is basically how modern car heaters work. The problem with this version is that the water has too far to travel (and get cold) before reaching the heat exchanger, itself inefficient because it can only radiate the heat out.

    The breakthrough innovation, by at least the mid-30s if not sooner, was to move the unit under the dashboard and add a blower fan; everythhing since being a refinement of that concept. Excluding air-cooled cars, of course.

  2. Springs420 says: February 1, 20083:45 pm

    Instead of the exhaust, hmmm sounds like a good idea to me!

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