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Refrigerator - Frigidaire, Cream, United States of America, circa 1933 Object Reg. No: ST 026769

Alternative name: fridge.
This is a standard, electric, Frigidaire, cream refrigerator. It was made by General Motors in the U.S.A. circa 1933.

The 1930s represents an early period in the evolution of the domestic refrigerator when fridges were designed to blend in with the general furniture in the house. Hence this fridge took the form of a cabinet. The design of its doors, legs and hinges are reminiscent of those that could be found on a typical kitchen or dining cabinet of the time.
This is a standard, electric, white metal refrigerator.

Upright rectangular form with stepped rounded edged top and four legs.

FRONT: 2/3 height door above a removable panel. Upper centre, control panel and logo. DOOR: hinged at right. HANDLE - horizontal lever (broken).

BACK: Centre of panel unpainted. Exposed compression unit at base, covered with non-factory chicken wire. Electrical cord under unit.

TOP: paint rubbed off in vertical section front to back.

INTERIOR: white enamel. 1 removable wire shelf. 1 green enamel rectangular dish. 1 metal plate. 2 rusty screws. FREEZER COMPARTMENT - open, hangs from ceiling. 2 compartments, 1 fixed shelf. 2 ice trays. 2 ice moulds, 1 rubber, 1 metal. DOOR - white enamel, black rubber seal. No fixtures.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from B. Echberg, 1971
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 140.2 cm (Height), 60.5 cm (Width), 47.5 cm (Length)

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Tagged with: household appliances, refrigeration
Themes this item is part of: Domestic Refrigeration & Refrigerators, Domestic & Community Life Collection
Primary Classification: DOMESTIC LIFE
Secondary Classification: Food & Drink Preservation
Tertiary Classification: appliances - electric
Inscriptions: FRONT: At top of control panel. "MADE IN U.S.A./FRIGIDAIRE". Left switch marked "ON OFF". Around temperature dial "5 6 7 B A 1 2 (3 4 indistinct)". Right swtich marked "DEFROST".
Manufacturer: General Motors, United States of America, 1933

Australian Home Beautiful, Dec 1933.

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