Flashback: Old School Car Seat Armrests

Published by Nadeem Muaddi on April 11th, 2013

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Vehicle armrests weren’t always the feature-laden consoles we have today. Believe it or not, they were once simple and singularly purposed. In fact, many were also portable and removable.

Skeptical? Take a look at this article from a November, 1950 issue of Popular Science magazine to see for yourself.

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Notice that the armrest doesn’t feature a cubby, cooler, cup holder or iPod jack. Those, of course, were simpler times.

[via Modern Mechanix]




3 Responses

  1. Gtrimming Gjudd says:

    i’m sure rolls had a flush folding armrest at this point in time?

  2. Gtrimming Gjudd says:

    Thay did;-) they really are are a work of art and all skills are needed, piping work, flute work, hand stitching,trim work,wood work….

    the sort of trim work i enjoy!


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