Michelotti Cane: Before There Was Air Conditioning

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I’m obviously on a vintage Fiat jag lately. Fiats were re-imagined in just about every way possible by the fertile Italian minds of the time. One of the more memorable (or amusing) was the Michelotti Cane, the solution to hot Italian summers. Now if this cane were organically grown and sustainably harvested, the Cane might well have been way ahead of its time. Just don’t leave it out in the rain too many times, or it will turn into the Michelotti Compost.

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