GM Futurliner Restoration Project
National Automotive and Truck Museum of
the United States
'33 World's Fair
Oral Roberts Cathedral Cruiser
27, 1953 Newspaper clipping with Jack Burns explaining to high school
student Linda Peterson, how to cook an egg in a hot pan over a cold
Action of Molecules
Cooks Food but
Leaves Stove Cold
A coal stove is an old story but have you ever
seen a cold stove which prepares hot food? Hundreds of local women have
been amazed by just such a performance the last three days in the big
tent housing part of the Parade of Progress in Hanes Park.
In the demonstration an egg is fried atop the stove
which remains cold to the touch, so cold that a paper cup of ice cream
on top the stove stays firmly frozen.
Electricity is the power in the cold stove but
instead of heating units as it does in the average stove, it merely puts
molecules in an uproar. These molecules bang against each other with
such tremendous force that they cause the pan on top the stove to become
hot enough for cooking.
In only one minute after the switch is thrown, the
pan is hot enough to cook an egg.
Women who have seen the demonstration are hoping the
stove will be ready for sale by next summer's hot weather. Chances are
that it will not, according to the scientists traveling with the show.
It may never be a part of everyday household equipment.
Actually, the process which keeps the stove cold
while the pan gets hot is about 15 years old. It has been used in
industry in various ways but has not yet been adapted for home use.
The reason is that the process uses a tremendous
amount of electricity compared to that used in an average stove. That
means that the stove would be impractical for home use at the present
time but engineers are continuing their research on it.
It is thoroughly conceivable that the stove found in
the home of the future will remain cold as it cooks hot food. The adjustment
to the cold stove will be simple but what expression will women used to
saying to their husbands "I've been standing over a hot stove
slaving all day long," -- use?
||If you have any
additional information about the history or whereabouts of additional Futurliners, we
would like to hear from you. Our objective is to capture as much of the history of these
vehicles as possible.
Don M. Mayton, Project
4521 Majestic Vue, Zeeland, MI 49464
Dean G. Tryon, Newsletter
2516 Laurelford Ln., Wake Forest, NC 27587
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