… vent windows?
Thanks, Sheila Stewart, for the suggestion.
When I bought my latest car (2014 Ford Fusion), I was kind of excited when I saw it from a distance. It looked like it had a vented window. Sadly, not. It was just a piece in the design and the window that actually rolled was smaller because of the design.
But I certainly remember the original vent windows from vehicles gone by. In my case, if was well before air conditioning. Now, you could roll down the main window but sometimes it just let in too much wind and could cause complaints from the rear passenger. With the vent window, you could get just enough wind coming through. They were very flexible and you could open them a bit or a lot and some of them actually spun around to allow even more air in.
This was also the time when people smoked cigarettes in cars. (not me, never had that vice). But, with the vent window, you could flick off the ashes easily through these small vents rather than dirty up the ash tray in the car. (Whatever happened to ash trays?)
For a Sunday…
- Did you or your family ever own a vehicle with vent windows?
- How did you use them?
- As Sheila mentioned when she sent me the suggestion, they were actually kind of easy to break into since they were just held closed by a rotating lock (if you remembered to lock it!)
- What was your first vehicle with air conditioning?
- Do you prefer air conditioning or the ability to roll windows down and get air in from the outside?
- Do you know of any current new vehicle that comes with vent windows?
As always, I’d like to read your thoughts. Please share them in the comments below.
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