Wing Windows

Remembering Life in Superior


February 22, 2024

Before cars were air conditioned, during hot weather, drivers and passengers suffered from the heat. We had a 1938 Ford that had a “nose vent” that was located at the back of the hood and the cover could be raised and lowered to get air flow through the car.

Far more effective to move air through the car were small side windows which were called “wing windows.” These were usually triangular, but some were rectangular depending on the body style of the vehicle. All of them had a crank you could use to crank them open, part way open or closed. Because they stuck out in the air stream, they got m...

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