|HHCC Accession No. 2003.093||HHCC Classification Code: 5.01-6|
Designed for the new chlorinated hydrocarbon refrigerants, and with advanced valve design and over all performance, this open style, belt driven compressor of the mid 1930’s, developed by Kelvinator for its household, cabinet refrigerators, would be about as good as a compressor gets. It provided the householder with a new sense of quiet that would be characteristic of the best of the industry’s offerings, prior to the imminent introduction of the sealed ‘hermetic’ motor compressor, Kelvinator, 1935
5.01 Refrigerating and Air Conditioning Compressors - Household
Kelvinator of Canada
Part number 18657
Exhibit, education, and research quality, demonstrating the design, form and construction of mid 1930’s refrigeration compressors prior to the now immanent introduction of hermetic motor compressors for Canadian homes
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
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Composite, Kelvinator Parts Catalogue, 1931 to 1936, Form 1671, May 1935, T. H. Oliver Collection