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    Posted 10 years ago

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    My dad got this great pick for a nice lady who lives in our county. I have tried to find an exact date for this icebox but have been unsuccessful. I think that this is one of my dad's greatest picks.

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    1. Pop_abides Pop_abides, 10 years ago
      Not an "Ice Box" it is a Refrigerator, it has a refrigeratoion unit in the bottom, 'Ice Boxes" only cooled by holding Ice.
    2. chevy59 chevy59, 10 years ago
      Pops I would have to disagree, I think it's an ice box.
    3. Pop_abides Pop_abides, 10 years ago
      @chevy59, just a little bit from Wikipedia>>>>Kelvinator was founded in 1914, in Detroit, Michigan, United States by engineer Nathaniel B. Wales who introduced his idea for a practical electric refrigeration unit for the home to Edmund Copeland and Arnold Goss.[1]

      Wales, a young inventor, secured financial backing from Arnold Goss, then secretary of the Buick Automobile company, to develop the first household mechanical refrigerators to be marketed under the name "Electro-Automatic Refrigerating Company."[2] After producing a number of experimental models, Wales selected one for manufacturing.

      In February 1916, the name of the company was changed to "Kelvinator Company" in honor of British physicist, Lord Kelvin, the discoverer of absolute zero. Kelvinator was among some two dozen home refrigerators introduced to the US market in 1916. In 1918 Kelvinator introduced the first refrigerator with any type of automatic control.[3]

      By 1923, the Kelvinator Company held 80 percent of the market for electric refrigerators.[2][4] In 1926, the company acquired Leonard, which had been founded in 1881. In 1928, George W. Mason assumed control of Kelvinator. Under his leadership the company lowered its costs while increasing market share through 1936.

      So disagree all you like.
    4. chevy59 chevy59, 10 years ago have done your homework Pops. It may have been refrigeration at one time, technically speaking, you are correct. However, it still looks like an early ice box to me and currently being used as one. Where is the electrical cord? I applaud your tenacity!
    5. Pop_abides Pop_abides, 10 years ago
      I'm not gonna fight about it...........It's a Refrigerator being used as an Ice Box (A job it does very poorly) because the compressor and refrigeration(SP) unit have been removed.. It's basically a broken refrigerator.....but if you want to call it an Ice Box I'll not be changing yer mind !
    6. chevy59 chevy59, 10 years ago
      Something we agree! Lol
    7. chevy59 chevy59, 10 years ago
      My grandpa, if he were still alive today, would still call it an ice box. No grandpa, it's a refrigerator. Lol
    8. Pop_abides Pop_abides, 10 years ago
      A broken refrigerator is a fish smoker to me.........
    9. putnampickins, 10 years ago
      Sorry to have cause so much of a fight. Just thought it was a neat piece. Doesn't really matter to me one way or another. It is a nice conversation piece at the store.
    10. tommy1002 tommy1002, 10 years ago
      those big old ones also make great "rod ovens" for us welders, once the guts are gone just pop in a new light bulb and plug it in.
    11. Pop_abides Pop_abides, 10 years ago
      Yep, I've seen that done too.

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