|HHCC Accession No. 2003.042||HHCC Classification Code: 4.02-3|
Engineered by Kelvinator, an acknowledged leader of the field, for the new generation of chlorinated hydrocarbon refrigerants, this new generation of quiet, belt driven, open system refrigeration machines for small commercial applications was equipped with medium speed, precision made, high efficiency, extended life compressors. In retrospect the series would be seen as part of the Kelvinator of Canada legacy of its mature corporate years in Canada, Kelvinator circa 1945.
4.02 Refrigerating and Air Conditioning Condensing Units - Commercial
Kelvinator of Canada
16x 15x 10’h
Exhibit, education, and research quality demonstrating the best of Canadian refrigeration design and development, associated with the immediate post WWII years in Canada, as the industry responded to a then rapidly developing market for small commercial, refrigeration, fixture applications.
From York County (York Region) Ontario, once a rich agricultural hinterlands, attracting early settlement in the last years of the 18th century. Located on the north slopes of the Oak Ridges Moraine, within 20 miles of Toronto, the County would also attract early ex-urban development, to be come a wealthy market place for the emerging household and consumer technologies of the early and mid 20th century.
This artifact was discovered in the 1950’s in the used stock of T. H. Oliver, Refrigeration and Electric Sales and Service, Aurora, Ontario, an early worker in the field of agricultural, industrial and consumer technology.
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This new generation of quiet, efficient, reliable and maintainable, open-system machines, using non-noxious refrigerants, and designed for reach-n and small, commercial refrigerant fixture applications would help to change quickly, in the post WWII years, food marking in Canada.
G. Leslie Oliver, The T. H. Oliver HVACR Collection