|HHCC Accession No. 2003.118||HHCC Classification Code: 5.02-12|
AN INTEGRAL HP COMPRESSOR (1 TO 3 HP), FOR SULPHUR DIOXIDE REFRIGERANT BY FRIGIDAIRE, POSSIBLY MODEL 6R, CIRCA 1936’ with 16 inch flywheel, it would be come to represent the company’s last years of design and production of slow speed, high displacement, open system refrigeration compressors for S02 refrigerant,
5.02 Refrigerating and Air Conditioning Compressors - Commercial
Frigidaire Div. General Motors Corporation
Possibly 6R (see note)
Body markings: #98303; 6R; 9830;3-2; 3-12;
Exhibit, education, and research quality, illustrating the last years of design and production of integral HP, slow speed, high displacement, open system refrigeration compressors for S02 refrigerant,
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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The machine markings are ambiguous, as is often the case, historically, with embossed equipment part numbers mixed up with model and serial data.