Spring, summer, autumn, warmth

  Until the 1920s cars had practically no heating at all. Warm clothes from head to foot were the only functional solution. Although drivers and passengers made use of hot bricks and later catalytic heaters, it had been cold in the car, until a real heater was designed. However, it was not as easy as it might seem. At first, a reliable antifreeze had to be supplied.

From coat and hat


First automobiles, with mostly opened bodies, offered their passengers hardly any shelter and it was absolutely cold inside. Good clothing was the only weapon against cold.

Engelmuller´s advertisement in Sport a hry magazine from March 25, 1908. The company attended all domestic motor shows, including the first modest exhibition in Žofín in February 1904. Chilling cold was a good business for the tailor´s shop.

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