|HHCC Accession No. 2003.104||HHCC Classification Code: 5.02-1|
A FRACTIONAL HP COMPRESSOR FOR SMALL COMMERCIAL APPLICATIONS, FRIGIDAIRE, MODEL C1 ‘ With integral service valves, it would be representative of a new, early/mid 20th century, generation of smaller higher speed compressor design by Frigidaire for F12 refigerant. It would have a ubiquitous presence, although hidden away from view, in the then rapidly expanding chain of food stores and confectioneries across Canada.
5.02 Refrigerating and Air Conditioning Compressors - Commercial
Frigidaire Div. General Motors Corp
Block No’s: 636985;30-20?;
Exhibit, education, and research quality, illustrating the design and construction of early, mid 20th century compressors by a market leader in the engineering and manufacture of refrigeration machinery.
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