OMG! Perfect condition. Hang on to that... I recall seeing those hanging from trucks and cars all over the SW. Good old-fashioned evaporative cooling.
I have one, you need to prep it buy soaking it in boiling hot water. Then soak it in a bucket of water before each use.
Fill it up and hang off front bumper, by the time you get where you are going it has all leaked out.
From what I was told in the old days, people use to hang them in front of the radiator and the air moving through and around the wet bag would cool off the radiator.
That bag looks almost new. In fact it probably IS new... They're still available from the original maker:
I remember our family's big expedition from Southeastern Ohio to the Pacific Ocean and tons between in 1970. Six weeks in a '67 Plymouth Belvedere station wagon towing an Apache Eagle tent trailer. That trip changed my life more than any I've taken before or since. And we had one of those flax bags hanging from the hood ornament for thousands of miles. It was a treat to stop for a break and enjoy the evaporatively-chilled water from it.
Nice souvenir of a different age.
My Dad had a couple hanging off the front of his Ford Wagon when we would go on long trips!!! I can remember stopping and taking a slug of cool water from the bag.... Ahhhh memories!! Think I might order a couple.
If I remember correctly the ones we had were marked with the Desert Logo and had " A Cool Drink on a Hot Day" stenciled on them...
Thanks for the trip down memory lane
So who else is thinking of Jackson Browne?
Or am I just showing my age here?
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I still use mine:
Nice to get a cool drink of water on a hot day.
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