|HHCC Accession No. 2003.100||HHCC Classification Code: 5.01-17|
AN EARLY, FRIGIDAIRE, TWIN CYLINDER COMPRESSOR, FOR HOUSEHOLD CABINET REFRIGERATOR, 1929: equipped with a unique,massive, 14’, fan hub, ‘grooved’, flat belt flywheel, re-cast for ‘V’ belt drive. The machine stands as an historic marker of the fundamental shift from flat to V belts in the first quarter of the 20th century, and the evolution in the engineering and manufacture of the V belt that made it possible.
5.01 Refrigerating and Air Conditioning Compressors - Household
Frigidaire Corp. Dayton Ohio
Frigidaire 1-1 [See note]
Exhibit, education, and research quality, illustrating early Frigidaire compressor design and manufacture methods at the transition in time between flat and V belt drive
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.
Type and Design:
Control and Regulation:
Targeted Market Segment:
G. Leslie Oliver, The T. H. Oliver HVACR Collection
HHCC Storage Location:
Frigidaire Installation and service Manual#405, for poducts manufactured prior to 1937
The compressor remains unmarked except for the embossed body no, ‘1-1’. The data available suggest it is a variant to the model used on the company’s Model E or EAE condensing unit, see manual reference, Ch. 1-A P. 12