Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Mary Randolph's 1825 Refrigerator

Mary Randolph included a sketch of a refrigerator in the 1825 edition of The Virginia Housewife.  It was a wooden box within another wooden box with crushed charcoal in-between.  It was not the first refrigerator...

Friday, April 13, 2012

Thomas Moore's Refrigerator


An 1803 patent for a refrigerator (ice box) was granted to Thomas Moore and signed by President Thomas Jefferson, invited to the Moore home in Montgomery County, Md to see the new Refrigeratory.   A year later, in 1804, Jefferson paid “Isaac Briggs [Moore's brother in law] for Thos. Moore 13.D for a refrigerator.” ...

Thursday, April 12, 2012