|HHCC Accession No. 2003.112||HHCC Classification Code: 5.02-7|
A FRACTIONAL HP, RELATIVELY CRUDELY FASHIONED COMPRESSOR FOR SMALL COMMERCIAL APPLICATIONS, Bruner, MODEL 5997, CIRCA 1947 ‘ A Bruner compressor with unique head plate markings, it would be part of a genre, which while less sophisticated in its engineering than many others of the period, would be widely marketed to the trade and become a work-horse of the Canadian refrigeration industry ‘ to be found in food stores, confectionery and farm milk cooling applications, during the middle years of the 20th century. [see also #113, 114, 115]
5.02 Refrigerating and Air Conditioning Compressors - Commercial
Bruner Manufacturing Co., Utica N.Y.
Exhibit, education, and research quality, illustrating an early Bruner compressor with unique head plate markings, indicating its American genealogy. The company would soon open a Canadian manufacturing facility in Port Hope Ontario
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.
Type and Design:
Equipped with Detroit Lubricator, bracket mounted Low pressure control, Model 250 , with original wiring harness
Control and Regulation:
Targeted Market Segment:
G. Leslie Oliver, The T. H. Oliver HVACR Collection