|HHCC Accession No. 2003.105||HHCC Classification Code: 5.02-2|
A FRACTIONAL HP, TWIN CYLINDER COMPRESSOR FOR SMALL COMMERCIAL APPLICATIONS, KELVINATOR, MODEL SB, CIRCA 1948 ‘ Now in its sunset years, as a result of substantial restructuring within the industry, this superb piece of design would in some ways represent the peak of the company’s engineering and manufacturing expertise, developed in over 40 years, by an acknowledged pioneer of the field. A moderate high speed machine designed for F12 refrigerant, it too would have a presence, hidden away from view, in the rapidly expanding network of food stores and confectioneries across Canada, starting in the 1940’s
5.02 Refrigerating and Air Conditioning Compressors - Commercial
Kelvinator of Canada, London Ont.
Exhibit, education, and research quality, illustrating the sophistication of Kelvinator’s engineering design, by the company now in its sunset years.
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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Kelvinator Refrigeration Parts and Accessories Catalogue, Kelvinator of Canada , 1948