|HHCC Accession No. 2003.108||HHCC Classification Code: 5.02-5|
A FRACTIONAL HP, HIGH CAPACITY COMPRESSOR FOR SMALL COMMERCIAL APPLICATIONS, TECUMSEH, MODEL FFN, CIRCA 1955 ‘ In an unusual gray/green finish, intended to suggest something new was afoot, this new generation of ‘high speed’ compressors was equipped with 8 inch flywheel and twin V belt drive. It would turn the heads of experienced refrigeration mechanics in amazement, and herald the coming of high speed, direct drive hermetic motor compressors and the new precision and know-how required to engineer and manufacture them.
5.02 Refrigerating and Air Conditioning Compressors - Commercial
Tecumseh Products, Tecumseh, Mich., District Office, Refrigeration Supplies Co., Ltd., London Ontario
Exhibit, education, and research quality, illustrating revolutionary new approaches to high speed, high capacity FHP, refrigeration compressors of the 1950’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
HHCC Storage Location:
Tecumseh, Conventional Compressors and Self-Contained and Remote Type Condensing Units (sales brochure, undated), The T,H. Oliver Collection