|HHCC Accession No. 2003.095||HHCC Classification Code: 5.01-8|
By the latter half of the 1930’s there were an increasing number of manufacturers all bargaining for a spot in the now rapidly expanding, but increasingly over crowed North American, domestic refrigeration market. It left many of its founders such as Kelvinator and Frigidaire struggling for survival. It was soon evident that marketing, in addition to sound, innovative engineering was needed. The Brunner Manufacturing Co. would leave the domestic field to focus on its commercial and industrial markets, leaving behind this historic examples of a well engineered compressors, as marker of times past, Brunner, circa 1939 [see also #94 and Group 5.02 items]
5.01 Refrigerating and Air Conditioning Compressors - Household
Brunner Manufacturing Co, Utica, N. Y.
Exhibit, education, and research quality, illustrating the design and construction of a refrigeration compressor from the late 1930, engineered by a manufacturer noted for its contributions to the commercial and indfustrial field
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
HHCC Storage Location:
Household Refrigeration, H. R. Hull, Nickerson, 4th edition 1932, Page 306, T. H. Oliver Collection