|HHCC Accession No. 2003.116||HHCC Classification Code: 5.02-10|
AN INTEGRAL HP COMPRESSOR (3 TO 5 HP), BRUNER CORPORATION, MODEL T6-53, Circa 1953 ‘ A weighty and relatively crude, open system compressor, widely employed in food store applications, prior to the adoption of sealed hermetic refrigeration machines in this capacity range. Following the development of the large food chains throughout Canada in the 1950’s and 60’s, these machines would be found hidden away in machine rooms across the country, helping to provide Canadian’s with their first large food store shopping experience.
5.02 Refrigerating and Air Conditioning Compressors - Commercial
Bruner Corporation, Port Hope Ontario
Block No. R156
Exhibit, education, and research quality, illustrating the design and construction of integral HP refrigeration compressors on which the food store chains depended in the 1950’s and 60’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