NEWEST AUTO GADGET SAYS, “THANK YOU” (Oct, 1934)

NEWEST AUTO GADGET SAYS, “THANK YOU”
Courtesy lights mounted on an automobile enable the driver to flash a “Thank You” message to other motorists. The lights, attached to the radiator cap and to the rear of the car, are operated by a control on the dash or steering wheel. Their widespread use may tend to bring about better road manners by the touring public, thus helping to reduce the number of accidents.

6 comments
  1. mrchurchill109 says: August 9, 20078:18 am

    This is kind of neat, but I can think a more modern version with slightly different wording might sell better…8*)

  2. Charlie says: August 9, 20078:23 am

    What did you have in mind? Something like “Go thank yourself!” ?

  3. Stannous says: August 9, 200710:52 am

    or “I got yez thanks right heah!” ?

  4. MAKE: Blog says: August 9, 20079:30 pm

    Auto gadget says “thank you”…

    This is nice, the little sign thanks you when you drive nicely… Popular Science 1934 – Link. Times have changed… sorta – DIY Automotive messages book – Link. LED car messages – Link…….

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  6. […] you rush out to patent your own: It actually has been tried before. “Thank you” lights for cars were made as early as 1934, with the hope that “their widespread use may tend to bring about better road […]

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