In 1927 General Electric started to distribute the household fridge. The only down site to this fridge was that it looked like it had a gun turret on it from a warship! This was in fact the refrigeration unit that was used to keep the food chilled.
Any Doctor Who fans out there may liken the fridge with a gun turret to that of a Darlek, the resemblance is striking but dare go for a midnight snack and you may well get exterminated!
These early fridges also used some pretty harmful gases & acids which would seriously harm you if they leaked. I’m not quite sure how these fridges were disposed off back then but there must be a toxic fridge scrapyard somewhere in the UK!
If you go out for a walk in the countryside at any point soon, don’t forget to take your metal detector with you and see what you can find. If enough people do this then a bit like Geocaching, you can set your own website up and exposure the fridge graveyards:-)
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