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Posted by EDDIE8N on June 04, 2003 at 19:12:13 from (188.8.131.52):
Just got back from vacationing in Savannah, GA yesterday.
While I was there, the wife and I took a carriage ride through the historic section of town.
The picture below is of a building that was originally built by an Arabian sheik as a stable for his horses.
It was later used by Henry Ford as a showroom for the introduction of his Model T car. According to the guide on our tour, the Model T's that were shipped to Savannah had the upholstery in the seats stuffed with Spanish moss.
Spanish moss is known to be infested with insects, so the moss was treated with an insect spray before it was used in the upholstery. Quality control being what it was at the time, a few of the cars got their seats stuffed with "untreated" moss. The insects in the moss eventually ate their way out through the seats, which resulted in Ford Motor Company having their first recall!!
Don't really know if this is a true story, but that was the guide's story and she's sticking to it!
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