|HHCC Accession No. 2003.069||HHCC Classification Code: 6.02-7|
A handsome, staggered, two pass, after-market, replacement air-cooled condenser manufactured for small, FHP commercial application refrigeration machines, employing chlorinated hydrocarbon refrigerants [methyl chloride or Freon 12]. Fabricated with tin plated steel frame, 3/8 inch copper tube with aluminised return bends and heavily swaged copper, plate fins, it was likely supplied by Kelvinator of Canada, London Ontario to their dealers, circa 1940
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6.02 Refrigerating and Air Conditioning Condensers and Receivers - Commercial
Exhibit, education, and research quality, demonstrating the form and construction of non-ferrous, forced air refrigerant condensers in the early 1940’s, for small, FHP, commercial application, refrigeration machines in Canada.
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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See also items 6.01-1, 6.01-2, 6.01-3, 6.02-7, 6.02-8, together they profile the evolution of the tube and fin, air-cooled condenser for FHP refrigeration machines in Canada
G. Leslie Oliver, The T. H. Oliver HVACR Collection