Story: Cooking

Refrigerators

Refrigerators

While some New Zealand homes had domestic refrigerators in the 1910s, refrigerator ownership significantly increased after the Second World War. On the left is a refrigerator dating from the mid-1930s. It stands on four legs and has a small icebox within the refrigerator at the top. The mid-1960s Electrolux refrigerator has more features – shelves in the door, a separate freezer compartment and an additional icebox at the top.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Gordon H. Burt Collection (PA-Group-00743)
Reference: 1/1-015781-F (left); 1/2-036683-G (right)
Photographs by Gordon Burt

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David Burton, 'Cooking - Cooking technology', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/38525/refrigerators (accessed 19 July 2019)

Story by David Burton, published 5 Sep 2013