We take it for granted that vehicle cabins come equipped with large, lockable glove boxes. But, believe it or not, that wasn’t always the case. In February of 1932, an article appeared in Popular Science magazine introducing the feature as if it was a big deal – which, to car buyers back then, it was.
Today, some glove boxes double as fold-down trays and refrigerators; contain small shelves and coin organizers; feature charging ports for electronics; and – as is the case for the 2014 Mercedes-Benz S-Class – come equipped with an active perfuming system.
We’ve sure come a long way since this…
[via Modern Mechanix]