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In the mid-1940s, a reimagined version of mobile stores was proposed in major American cities.

The idea was that three times a week, auto shops over 18 meters long would drive around residential areas, selling bread, butter, eggs and milk, taking orders for other food products and collecting clothes for washing. The delivery of goods to the apartment or house was carried out by 8 sellers in elegant uniforms.

Each salesman wore a “walkie-talkie” on his back to communicate with the driver of a huge truck in case a housewife decided to buy something that was not in the salesman’s mobile cart. A call to the parked auto shop summoned a courier on a motorcycle, who would deliver the desired order in a matter of minutes.

In addition to transporting fresh meat, poultry and frozen foods in refrigerated compartments, the food distribution company planned to transport household appliances.

Unfortunately, the idea was never realized.

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