|HHCC Accession No. 2003.114||HHCC Classification Code: 5.02-9A|
A FRACTIONAL HP COMPRESSOR FOR SMALL COMMERCIAL APPLICATIONS, BRUNER, MODEL 5893, CIRCA 1947 ‘ Part of the long line of compressors and condensing units, it would exemplify the company’s engineering and manufacturing through much of the middle years of the 20th century, where it would become a work-horse of the Canadian refrigeration industry ‘ its products to be found in food stores, confectionery and farm milk cooling applications across the country [see also #113, 114, 115]
5.02 Refrigerating and Air Conditioning Compressors - Commercial
Block # 3300
Exhibit, education, and research quality, exemplify the engineering and manufacturing methods of a ‘work-horse’ of the Canadian refrigeration industry, through much of the middle years of the 20th century.
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