Tuesday, July 18, 2017

#9 H-W


Chic Silber said...

Frigidaire had been a division

of General Motors from when they

purchased it in 1918 until they

sold in in 79 to White Industries

It is now owned by Electrolux

Bob Swaney said...

It was also a generic name for any refrigerator.

Chic Silber said...

Kinda like Kleenex or Xerox

Later shortened to Fridge

Roger Smith said...

As a boy, before Frigidaires became common, our families all had the "ice box". We still had the horse-drawn ice wagon come down the street every day. The driver wore a heavy leather apron over one shoulder. He'd chip off a large block with an ice pick, and with heavy ice tongs, he'd sling it over his shoulder, and walk it to our door. Everyone then simply let all delivery people walk in, and he'd heave the chunk up to the top of our ice box and close a latched door. A small fan atop the box forced the cold air onto the perishables below, and a pan caught the steady drippings. When Frigidaire eliminated the venerable old ice box, I remember looking down the street for the horses which never came back, all part of vanishing Americana.

It's not that I'm that old. It's that our part of Texas was that slow catching up.

Bob Swaney said...

Ice box was another generic name for an electric refrigerator.