In the olden days, when cars had hood ornaments, when you drove across the desert in the western United States, you could keep your water cool. You would fill this bag with water, soak the outside of the bag and hang it on the front of your car. The evaporation and wind would keep the water cool. Very clever idea. This was hanging in my grandfather’s garage. He kindly let me have it to hang in my garage. Later, from this blog post, I sold the bag for $40!
UPDATE 9-10-11 Amanda M. send these pictures of an Ames Harris Neville brush. Anyone have info on it?