Monitor Top Refrigerator

Collection Type

  • Cooking equipment

Date

ca. 1935-1939

GUSN

GUSN-258569

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

Descriptive Terms

refrigerators
metal
enamel (fused coating)
paper (fiber product)
Cooking
Refrigerator

Inscription

"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)

Maker

General Electric Company (Manufacturer)

Object Type

Food Processing T&E

Dimensions

64 x 24 x 24 (HxWxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. John Moore

Accession Number

1998.12AB

Places

Schenectady (Schenectady county, New York state)
Ohio (United States)
New York state (United States)
Cleveland (Cuyahoga county, Ohio)