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"Vintage "PortATemp" Air Conditioner - $95 (Chattanooga)"
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Post# 731103   1/27/2014 at 20:59 (2,426 days old) by ovrphil (N.Atlanta / Georgia )        

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And in the winter, you add coals ? ;-)

Ad: " Blocks of ice go in each side in the treys, super cool. It does work. Sell for $95."

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Post# 731146 , Reply# 1   1/28/2014 at 00:55 (2,426 days old) by washdaddy (Baltimore)        

CL post has been deleted unfortunately.

Post# 731208 , Reply# 2   1/28/2014 at 09:45 (2,426 days old) by ovrphil (N.Atlanta / Georgia )        
That was fast....

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It's a good thing I dragged out some photos. I thought it was rather cool...apparently so did someone else.

Post# 731209 , Reply# 3   1/28/2014 at 09:55 (2,426 days old) by petek (Ontari ari ari O )        

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I see those things occasionally at thrift stores or antique malls. I think they probably used some sort of wick and not ice: like little swamp coolers but I would not bet my life on it.

Post# 731212 , Reply# 4   1/28/2014 at 09:58 (2,426 days old) by ovrphil (N.Atlanta / Georgia )        

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Petek - I just viewed this - speaking of swamp coolers:

Vintage swamp/air conditioner window unit - $200 (Livingston Mt) :

how does this thing work! ?

This post was last edited 01/28/2014 at 10:46
Post# 731220 , Reply# 5   1/28/2014 at 10:31 (2,426 days old) by petek (Ontari ari ari O )        

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That's an oddity for sure.

Post# 731228 , Reply# 6   1/28/2014 at 11:23 (2,426 days old) by whirlcool (Just North Of Houston, Texas)        

You see quite a few of those auto swamp coolers at vintage VW shows. I think they were popular in the mid to late 1950's. They worked well out west, but not so well in the South. When you have high humidity, evaporative cooling doesn't work so well.

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