(0)
border red line
View price in:  
> :: House & Home

History of Ice Boxes & Refrigerators ~ Catalogs on DVD

History of Ice Boxes & Refrigerators ~ Catalogs   on DVD
Name: History of Ice Boxes & Refrigerators ~ Catalogs on DVD
Your Price:
$5.97
Item Number: 978-1-927501-28-3


Quantity To Order
Add To Shopping Cart

History of Ice Boxes & Refrigerators ~ Catalogs on DVD


An Icebox was the common appliance for providing refrigeration in the home before safe refrigerants made compact mechanical refrigerators feasible. Commonly iceboxes were made of wood, most probably for ease of construction, insulation, and aesthetics, many were handsome pieces of furniture as can be seen in these early catalogs.

Iceboxes typically had hollow walls which were lined with tin or zinc and packed with various insulating materials such as cork, sawdust, straw or seaweed. A large block of ice was held in a tray or compartment near the top of the box. Cold air circulated down and around storage compartments in the lower section. Some finer models had spigots for draining ice water from a catch pan or holding tank. In cheaper models a drip pan was placed under the box and had to be emptied at least daily. (Summary by wikipedia)

Included are both the 1883 & 1928 Alaska Refrigerator Catalogs.

A most unusual set of little catalogs for your collection! From a small upstart company, by 1892, Alaska Refrigerator shipped 4000 iceboxes, filling 42 large train cars.

Over the next 20 years the company would grew to, two large factories, four warehouses, etc. The line grew to over 200 styles and sizes of iceboxes. One of the distinguishing features in its iceboxes was the use of cork for insulation, rather than charcoal or sawdust.

By the 1920's electric refrigerators started to enter the market and the old-fashioned ice boxes began going out of style, as can be shown in the 68 page Alaska catalog of 1928.

Also the 1911 & 1925 Eddy Refrigerator Catalogs. Two vintage ice box/refrigerator catalogs depicting a wide arry of beautifully handcrafted ice boxes and refrigerators.

The 1911 White Refrigerator Catalogis also included for your viewing pleasure. A personal favorite, well illustrated with 32 pages of early home ice box designs.

Check out the thumbnails below to view samples of more catalogs. In total we have collected a wonderful selection of twelve {12} vintage Ice Box and refrigerator catalogs offering hundreds of pages of history and photos together on a Gift Quality DVD.



Catalogs Include:

:: 1883 Alaska Ice Box Catalog - 18 pages.

:: 1899 Illinois Refrigerator Company - 48 pages.

:: 1890 Baldwin Dry-air Refrigerators - 36 pages

:: 1911 Eddy Refrigerator Catalog - 48 pages.

:: 1911 White Refrigerator catalog - 32 pages.

:: 1915 Leonard Cleanable Catalog - 90 pages.

:: 1920 Brantford Steel-clad Refrigerators Catalog - 34 pages.

:: 1924 Gurney Ice Box Catalog - 66 pages.

:: 1925 Eddy Refrigerator Catalog - 18 pages.

:: 1926 Herrick, the Aristocrat of Refrigerators - 74 pages.

:: 1926 McKee Refrigerators - 38 pages.

:: 1928 Alaska Refrigerators - 68 pages.


1883 Alaska Catalog


Sample thumbnails taken from the collection.
(Low resolution thumbnails - CD/DVD images are scanned at 300 DPI)


Vintage 

Catalog



Vintage 

Catalog

Vintage 

Catalog

Vintage 

Catalog



Vintage 

Catalog

vintage 

catalog

Vintage 

Catalog






1911 Eddy Catalog


Sample thumbnails taken from the collection.
(Low resolution thumbnails - CD/DVD images are scanned at 300 DPI)

Vintage 

Catalog

Vintage 

Catalog

Vintage 

Catalog



Vintage 

Catalog

vintage 

catalog

Vintage 

Catalog



Vintage 

Catalog

vintage 

catalog




1911 White Catalog



Sample thumbnails taken from the collection.
(Low resolution thumbnails - CD/DVD images are scanned at 300 DPI)

Vintage 

Catalog

Vintage 

Catalog

Vintage 

Catalog



Vintage 

Catalog

Vintage 

Catalog



Vintage 

Catalog

vintage 

catalog

Vintage 

Catalog




1915 Leonard Cleanables



Sample thumbnails taken from the collection.
(Low resolution thumbnails - CD/DVD images are scanned at 300 DPI)

Vintage 

Catalog

Vintage 

Catalog

Vintage 

Catalog



Vintage 

Catalog

Vintage 

Catalog

Vintage 

Catalog



Vintage 

Catalog

Vintage 

Catalog

Vintage 

Catalog




1924 Gurney Catalog



Sample thumbnails taken from the collection.
(Low resolution thumbnails - CD/DVD images are scanned at 300 DPI)

Vintage 

Catalog

Vintage 

Catalog

Vintage 

Catalog



Vintage 

Catalog

vintage 

catalog

Vintage 

Catalog



Vintage 

Catalog

vintage 

catalog




1925 Eddy Catalog



Sample thumbnails taken from the collection.
(Low resolution thumbnails - CD/DVD images are scanned at 300 DPI)

Vintage 

Catalog

Vintage 

Catalog

Vintage 

Catalog




1926 McKee Catalog



Sample thumbnails taken from the collection.
(Low resolution thumbnails - CD/DVD images are scanned at 300 DPI)

Vintage 

Catalog

Vintage 

Catalog

Vintage 

Catalog



Vintage 

Catalog

vintage 

catalog



Vintage 

Catalog

Vintage 

Catalog

Vintage 

Catalog




1928 Alaska Catalog



Sample thumbnails taken from the collection.
(Low resolution thumbnails - CD/DVD images are scanned at 300 DPI)

Vintage 

Catalog

Vintage 

Catalog

Vintage 

Catalog



Vintage 

Catalog

vintage 

catalog

Vintage 

Catalog

Vintage 

Catalog

Vintage 

Catalog





   

Product Reviews

Write an online review and share your thoughts.

Customers who bought this item also bought

How To Build Modern Home Interiors - Plans on CD
How To Build Modern Home Interiors - Plans on CD
$5.97
Click here for more details
Add To Cart
1852 - 1883 American House Carpenter on CD
1852 - 1883 American House Carpenter on CD
$5.97
Click here for more details
Add To Cart
How To Build Fireplaces That Work on DVD
How To Build Fireplaces That Work on DVD
$5.97
Click here for more details
Add To Cart