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Henry Ford Invents Charcoal Most people realize that Henry Ford was responsible for the assembly line--a groundbreaking factory innovation that made the manufacturing of automobiles (and everything else) go much faster. Few people, however, know that Ford also invented modern charcoal briquets! Amazingly, Ford's auto assembly line led to the development of the blackened fuel chunks. Here's what happened: One day in the 1920s Ford visited his Dearborn automobile plant and was aghast at the amount of wood that was wasted in the manufacture of his Model T cars. Ford found all types of waste to be unacceptable, so he wanted the wood bits left over from his cars' wheels and interiors to be put to a good and profitable use. He figured that since wood chips were highly flammable, they could be used as a handy portable fuel source. He consulted with some chemists and came up with the idea of charcoal pieces suitable for barbecues. Furthermore, they fit in nicely with promotional literature of the era that encouraged American consumers to buy Ford automobiles for peaceful, long drives in the country. What better way to cap off a serene weekend drive than to have a cookout using Ford's charcoal? This photo shows a package of 1920s briquets bearing the familiar Ford logo.
Tags: Henry  Ford  charcoal  inventor 
Added: 11th February 2016
Views: 490
Posted By: Lava1964
Safe Motoring With Benjamin Moore Tags: Safe  Motoring  Benjamin  Moore  Paint  Station  Wagon  seat  belts   
Added: 10th February 2016
Views: 479
Posted By: BigBoy Bob
Old Spice Lime Tags: Old  Spice  Lime  aftershave  dad  father  Christmas  Gift  Father's  Day  Gift 
Added: 10th February 2016
Views: 427
Posted By: Cliffy
Bozos Circus Tags: Bozos  Circus  Bozo  The  Clown  Ned  Ned  Locke  Mr.  Bob  bandleader  Bob  Trendler  Bozo  Bob  Bell  Oliver  O.  Oliver  Ray  Rayner  Sandy  Don  Sandburg 
Added: 9th February 2016
Views: 581
Posted By: pfc
Robin Williams As A Cheerleader This was during an actual game Nov. 11, 1979 Denver versus New England. It was a stunt for the TV show Mork and Mindy.
Tags: Robin  Williams  Mork  and  Mindy  Denver  Broncos  New  England  Patriots  comedy  comedian  NFL  National  Football  Leauge   
Added: 9th February 2016
Views: 490
Posted By: pfc
Sony Discman Tags: Sony  Discman  CD  compact  disc  music   
Added: 8th February 2016
Views: 472
Posted By: BigBoy Bob
Lincoln-Mercury Capri Tags: Lincoln-Mercury  Capri  sexy  European  sports  coupe  Ford  car  automobile 
Added: 8th February 2016
Views: 457
Posted By: BigBoy Bob
Lays Potato Chips Columbus and the Indians Tags: Lays  Potato  Chips  Columbus  and  the  Indians  discover  America  racist  Indian  Giver  pale  face  bet  you  can't  eat  just  one  so  light  so  crisp  Frito  Lay    Bret  Lahr  Cowardly  Lion  Wizard  of  Oz 
Added: 5th February 2016
Views: 666
Posted By: Cliffy
Maurice White Earth Wind and Fire Founder Passes Age 74 TMZ is reporting that Maurice White, co-founder of Earth, Wind & Fire, died in his sleep Thursday morning. Maurice died in L.A. after a long battle with Parkinson's. He was diagnosed in 1992 and his condition deteriorated in recent months. The disease had progressed to the point he was forced to stop touring with the band 1994.
Tags: Maurice  White  Earth  Wind  and  Fire  Founder  Passes  Age  74   
Added: 4th February 2016
Views: 278
Posted By: Steve

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