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Re: 1941 PACKARD MAKES ICE CUBES
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source: 1938-09-14 St Louis Star Times
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Re: 1941 PACKARD MAKES ICE CUBES
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Re: 1941 PACKARD MAKES ICE CUBES
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I believe this is at least the second time that prewar unit has been offered on ebay as I saved the same parts photos almost exactly a year ago. At the asking price, it appears there are not many takers even for such a complete unit.

It is interesting the compressor has a casting date of March 1945. Wonder if the compressor was an off the shelf refrigeration item that was made to go into a commercial refrigerator of the time or a service replacement item made for Packard (and maybe Cadillac) parts stock. Either way it would be nice to find a few of them laying around.

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Re: 1941 PACKARD MAKES ICE CUBES
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Let the ride decide, thanks again for the linked content.

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...It is interesting the compressor has a casting date of March 1945. Wonder if the compressor was an off the shelf refrigeration item that was made to go into a commercial refrigerator of the time or a service replacement item made for Packard (and maybe Cadillac) parts stock. Either way it would be nice to find a few of them laying around.


Howard, I second the assumption, that this compressor was intended to be installed into something else. Maybe a maritime application? Which kind of compressors are in the PT-boats?

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source: 1938-09-12 The Freeport Journal
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Re: 1941 PACKARD MAKES ICE CUBES
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With the 1938 dates on the last two clippings and the second article saying the unit was completely under the floor I would imagine these are the modified Trane units mentioned in the Henney book.

This implementation was pre Packard AC and book mentioned Henney had worked with Trane to repackage a standard commercial unit with a compressor driven by an electric motor to fit in the confined space. Book went on to mention there was a large generator bolted on the engine to provide 110v for the compressor motor.

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Re: 1941 PACKARD MAKES ICE CUBES
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Interesting that is says that it was built on a “standard wheel-base chassis made by the Packard Motor Car Company”. Does that mean that it was a sedan-ambulance rather than one of the long wheelbase ambulances?

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Most likely it means that the person who wrote the story did not know that there was a difference and just wanted to convey that the running gear was Packard and the rest was Henney. Ernie in Arizona

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Re: 1941 PACKARD MAKES ICE CUBES
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Ernie, I suspected that that might be the case.

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Re: 1941 PACKARD MAKES ICE CUBES
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Just curious, since most the ads say control of the AC is controlled by the Passenger. Where is the controls or control located and would this be the knob (control)?
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