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Monitor Top Refrigerator

Description

A) Rectangular white metal refrigerator on four, one-foot tall, sculptured white metal legs; back covered with metal sheet; door on front opens to right with horizontal metal handle; small rectangular metal freeaer compartment at top right; three wire shelves are below; instructions for use inside door. B) Yellow metal, drum-shaped "monitor top" fitted to refrigerator top with a rectangular base; two knobs on front, one controlling defrost and the other temperature; electrical cord protrudes from rear.

Details

Maker
General Electric Company (Manufacturer)
Date
ca. 1935-1939
Inscriptions
"GENERAL [logo] ELECTRIC" (A) metallic plaque screwed to top )
"DIRECTIONS FOR USING/ Your Monitor Top General Electric Refrigerator" [Directions include start, stop, cleaning, ice freezing, defrosting, temperature adjustment, overload protection, and food distribution.] / "GENERAL ELECTRIC CO./ NELA PARK . . . Electric Refrigeration Department . . . CLEVELAND, O." [diagram of open refrigerator at right]. (A) paper pasted inside door)
"GENERAL [logo]" [paper torn; missing]/ "REFRIGER" [paper torn; missing]/ "TYPE HT/ PAT-47" [paper torn; missing]/ PAT [list of patent numbers]/ SCHENECTADY, N.Y., U.S.A./ N.P. 58363-A" (A) on paper, black ink)
"3332559" (A) on metal surface)
"4237906" (B) metal plate; affixed to base before printing)
"GENERAL [logo] ELECTRIC/ TYPE CA-1-B16 REFRIGERATING/ MACHINE/ [several lines of specifications]/ SCHENECTADY, N.Y., U.S.A." (B) metal plate; gold type with black background)
Material
enamel (fused coating)
metal
paper (fiber product)
Object type
Food Processing T&E
Places
Cleveland (Cuyahoga county, Ohio)
New York state (United States)
Ohio (United States)
Schenectady (Schenectady county, New York state)
Descriptive terms
Cooking
enamel (fused coating)
metal
paper (fiber product)
Refrigerator
refrigerators
Dimensions
64 x 24 x 24 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1998.12AB
Credit Line
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. John Moore
GUSN
258569

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