|HHCC Accession No. 2003.103||HHCC Classification Code: 5.01-20|
AN EARLY, SLOW SPEED, HIGH DISPLACEMENT, FHP, REFRIGERATION COMPRESSOR OF UNKNOWN MANUFACTURER, 1932: It serves to dramatise the rapid expansion of the refrigeration machinery manufacturing industry, with many new, now long forgotten, start-up companies in the early 1930’s. As well, it suggests the proliferation of design concepts and construction methods being explored collectively by the industry, during its early growth years.
5.01 Refrigerating and Air Conditioning Compressors - Household
Body casting no’s D2209;
Exhibit, education, and research quality, illustrating the proliferation of unmarked, now unknown, often short lived and un remarkable pieces of refrigeration machinery that came into the market place in its early growth years in the early 1930’s
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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G. Leslie Oliver, The T. H. Oliver HVACR Collection