Friday, March 26, 2010

My 1947 General Motors Frigidaire Fridge

I thought for sure I had blogged about my old fridge but I couldn't find the post, so maybe I didn't. At any rate, I don't mind talking about it again!


This old fridge was in a drugstore in Lansing, Iowa. The man who bought the building at auction, Gene Maurer, gave me the fridge if I would haul it away. Bill Bartels, the local hardware and home store owner, brought it over for me. He told me that these old fridges, if the door seal is good, cost about as much to run as a 75-watt lightbulb! Sadly this one is just stuck in the basement pantry for now, but I know it's there and how cute it is. (I painted the door red and replaced the seal.) 


Here is the group on Flickr, with a couple more pictures and the cover of a pamphlet for this same fridge. 

6 comments:

Felisol said...

A treasure well worthy the trouble of painting and restoration.
After have admired your cooker, I'd think the fridge must fit well in your kitchen.
A 75 watt light bulb; that is energy saving!
I see from your Flikr photos; we must have a new cat soon.

Jaime Becerra said...

where do you get the door seal?

Jaime Becerra said...

where do you get the door seal?

Maria Stahl said...

Jaime, I got it from AntiqueAppliances.com.

amtek hvac said...

I just picked one up but the handle is sideways. Looking forward to restoring it. Any tips? Thank you

Maria Stahl said...

amtek hvac, it sounds from your name that you have the expertise to fix yours! I finally had to give up on mine when the compressor went out and I didn't want to spend hundreds of dollars replacing.