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Western Auto Supply Co. Water Bag #244420
Wed Mar 30 2011 08:20 PM
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Diesels~ Western Auto Sign find post inspired me to share a do-dad I acquired a few years back. I had always intended to post
a pic but you know.... lol!
Any way the story on this one.... A lady in towns house burned down and there was a big donation drive to supply her with clothing and household items. This piece was in a lot of donated items. She didn't know what it was but knew I collected old stuff and gave it to me!
Never seen another, has anyone else?
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Re: Western Auto Supply Co. Water Bag [Re: Garage-A-GoGo] #244423
Wed Mar 30 2011 08:25 PM
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Thats neat! This was about the closest thing I could find...
http://www.worthpoint.com/worthopedia/western-auto-flax-cold-water-bag-vintage

Re: Western Auto Supply Co. Water Bag [Re: tyler] #244426
Wed Mar 30 2011 08:34 PM
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There is or was one on ebay. veedol on one side, something else on other. I looked for auction number, as I gave another member here heads up, but I don't know what I done with it.


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Re: Western Auto Supply Co. Water Bag [Re: tyler] #244427
Wed Mar 30 2011 08:35 PM
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Not only seen them but used them in the 50's going across the desert!!

Re: Western Auto Supply Co. Water Bag [Re: hawkike] #244428
Wed Mar 30 2011 08:41 PM
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So what is the principal behind the cooling? The cool water in bag deflected the hot air from passing through the radiator core? I've always wondered that

Re: Western Auto Supply Co. Water Bag [Re: Garage-A-GoGo] #244431
Wed Mar 30 2011 08:47 PM
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ONE ON EBAY, was listed as a person type drink bag. Like coleman of today.


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Re: Western Auto Supply Co. Water Bag [Re: Garage-A-GoGo] #244433
Wed Mar 30 2011 08:53 PM
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Originally Posted By: Garage-A-GoGo
So what is the principal behind the cooling? The cool water in bag deflected the hot air from passing through the radiator core? I've always wondered that
It was for overheated radiators or for drinking

Re: Western Auto Supply Co. Water Bag [Re: hawkike] #244437
Wed Mar 30 2011 09:51 PM
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The air passing through the bag (and then through the radiator) helped keep the water cool and didn't really block the radiator opening. We still used the bags in the 70s, when I lived in Barstow. A long lonely drive to Vegas, especially if one's radiator started to boil over.

The bag on ebay advertises Veedol Tractor Oil on one side and Eagle Drinking Water Bag on the other. Ebay #350361545290


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Re: Western Auto Supply Co. Water Bag [Re: Bob Richards] #244443
Wed Mar 30 2011 11:15 PM
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Outer canvas was made wet & as it evaporated it would pull heat out of the inner part [water] just as our bodies do when we sweat & cools our body.

Brings back another memory, the Window Swamp Cooler. Before AC became almost a standard item on most cars, those that could afford the Window Swamp Cooler used then during the summer & especially while traveling across the desert areas.

Re: Western Auto Supply Co. Water Bag [Re: Garage-A-GoGo] #244445
Thu Mar 31 2011 01:56 AM
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I posted this picture before but not for the water bags hanging on the doors. I have two swamp coolers one goes in the window and the other sets inside the car and has a electric motor and fan that circulates the air and pumps the water. I'll dig them out someday and post pictures of them so the kids can see what DB is talking about. Mitch

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Re: Western Auto Supply Co. Water Bag [Re: 67Chev4X4] #244454
Thu Mar 31 2011 04:00 AM
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Thanks for the info everyone!
I've never heard of the swamp coolers before!
would be neat to see a pic sometime Mitch! I'll bet they were "the poop" lol before a/c

Re: Western Auto Supply Co. Water Bag [Re: Garage-A-GoGo] #244468
Thu Mar 31 2011 05:36 AM
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I must have read something in to the ebay listing,that wasn't there, or me and the seller both was confussed huh ? There is a old saying, if you stay open minded you can learn something every day. Thanks all for sharing your knowledge..


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Re: Western Auto Supply Co. Water Bag [Re: hawkike] #244509
Thu Mar 31 2011 09:40 AM
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Originally Posted By: hawkike
Not only seen them but used them in the 50's going across the desert!!


Were you on a horse with no name? grin

Re: Western Auto Supply Co. Water Bag [Re: BIGTOM] #244515
Thu Mar 31 2011 10:30 AM
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