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#244420 - Wed Mar 30 2011 10:20 PM Western Auto Supply Co. Water Bag
Garage-A-GoGo Offline
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Registered: Tue Feb 10 2009
Loc: Midwest
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?
Garage~A~GoGo


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#244423 - Wed Mar 30 2011 10:25 PM Re: Western Auto Supply Co. Water Bag [Re: Garage-A-GoGo]
tyler Offline
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Registered: Mon Jan 31 2011
Loc: Willowbrook, Il
Thats neat! This was about the closest thing I could find...
http://www.worthpoint.com/worthopedia/western-auto-flax-cold-water-bag-vintage

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#244426 - Wed Mar 30 2011 10:34 PM Re: Western Auto Supply Co. Water Bag [Re: tyler]
Loyd Pierce Offline
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Registered: Thu Jan 13 2011
Loc: Mt. Juliet, Tenn.
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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#244427 - Wed Mar 30 2011 10:35 PM Re: Western Auto Supply Co. Water Bag [Re: tyler]
hawkike Online   content
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Registered: Sat Dec 09 2006
Loc: citrus heights ca.95610
Not only seen them but used them in the 50's going across the desert!!

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#244428 - Wed Mar 30 2011 10:41 PM Re: Western Auto Supply Co. Water Bag [Re: hawkike]
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Registered: Tue Feb 10 2009
Loc: Midwest
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

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#244431 - Wed Mar 30 2011 10:47 PM Re: Western Auto Supply Co. Water Bag [Re: Garage-A-GoGo]
Loyd Pierce Offline
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Registered: Thu Jan 13 2011
Loc: Mt. Juliet, Tenn.
ONE ON EBAY, was listed as a person type drink bag. Like coleman of today.
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#244433 - Wed Mar 30 2011 10:53 PM Re: Western Auto Supply Co. Water Bag [Re: Garage-A-GoGo]
hawkike Online   content
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Registered: Sat Dec 09 2006
Loc: citrus heights ca.95610
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

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#244437 - Wed Mar 30 2011 11:51 PM Re: Western Auto Supply Co. Water Bag [Re: hawkike]
Bob Richards Offline
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Registered: Tue Feb 22 2005
Loc: Longview, WA
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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#244443 - Thu Mar 31 2011 01:15 AM Re: Western Auto Supply Co. Water Bag [Re: Bob Richards]
Dick Bennett Offline
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Registered: Wed Oct 25 2000
Loc: Santa Paula, Calif
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.

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#244445 - Thu Mar 31 2011 03:56 AM Re: Western Auto Supply Co. Water Bag [Re: Garage-A-GoGo]
67Chev4X4 Online   content
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Registered: Thu Aug 14 2008
Loc: Cheyenne, WY
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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#244454 - Thu Mar 31 2011 06:00 AM Re: Western Auto Supply Co. Water Bag [Re: 67Chev4X4]
Garage-A-GoGo Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Tue Feb 10 2009
Loc: Midwest
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

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#244468 - Thu Mar 31 2011 07:36 AM Re: Western Auto Supply Co. Water Bag [Re: Garage-A-GoGo]
Loyd Pierce Offline
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Registered: Thu Jan 13 2011
Loc: Mt. Juliet, Tenn.
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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#244509 - Thu Mar 31 2011 11:40 AM Re: Western Auto Supply Co. Water Bag [Re: hawkike]
BIGTOM Offline
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Registered: Fri Feb 04 2011
Loc: Clay Center, KS
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

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#244515 - Thu Mar 31 2011 12:30 PM Re: Western Auto Supply Co. Water Bag [Re: BIGTOM]
hawkike Online   content
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Registered: Sat Dec 09 2006
Loc: citrus heights ca.95610
GIDDYUP!

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