The “Nash” in Nashville?

March 18, 2013  •  Leave a Comment

The Nash automobile, forgotten by many but still alive in some auto bone yards.  1916-1954

If it weren’t for the fact that we live in Nashville, I may have walked right by this grill.  But it kind of called out to me, a reminder of a vehicle either forgotten or not ever known about.  Until we moved here I had never heard of the Marathon car line, but I sure do love that old building!

Color or black and white? Decisions, decisions.

What’s so great about the Nash automobile?  Check this out: Nash started selling an optional air conditioning/heating system, using Kelvinator knowledge; it was the first car heater powered by hot water to work with fresh air. The next year, a thermostat was added, creating the Nash Weather Eye heater, the first thermostatic climate control system.  I researched and got this info from the Nash at this link and it is very interesting reading.

The moral of the story is, that as photographers we have a duty to document some of these fading facts for future generations.  If you are out walking around and you see something brand new to you, take a picture of it.  You may not need or want it now, but one day you may be glad you did.


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