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Refrigerator - Wood & Enamel, Australia, circa 1935 Object Reg. No: HT 4566

Summary:
Alternative name: fridge, ice chest.
Wood and enamel refrigerator made in Australia, circa 1935. Slat frame construction with solid side, front and back panels on 4 legs. It is missing the refrigeration unit.

This is probably a Hallstrom, or similar, refrigerator. It has a channel top right, and a latch and handle that exactly mirror those of a Hallstrom in the National Museum of Australia's collection. Further, there is a mark on the lid where a label was once attached; the size and location exactly matches that of the refrigerator in the NMA collection.
Description:
A wood and enamel refrigerator. Slat frame construction with solid side, front and back panels. On 4 legs.

TOP: Evidence of identifying tag applied centre front. Back, right a channel carved into unit and edge of lid. LID: 2 hinges at back. Remains of decorative logo upper middle (indecipherable).

INTERIOR: white enamel. 2 ledges for shelves. Lid held open with a chain attached to unit middle left.
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 72 cm (Height), 88 cm (Width), 72.8 cm (Length)

More information

Tagged with: domestic appliances, refrigerators domestic
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
Date Made: Australia, circa 1935

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