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Refrigeration Test Bench – Part I

This post is going to be a bit long because it will be largely media, since I’ve done no writing for the last several months and have been busy in my shop.  I will let the pictures and videos do

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Refrigerator Cabinet Design – Part 2

In Part 1 I complained a good bit about the design of conventional refrigerators.  Since I was a little kid, I thought that surely their must be a better way make a refrigerator more convenient and at the same time consume

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Excerpts from “Elementary Mechanical Refrigeration” by Fred E Matthews, 1912

The following are several pages taken from the above mentioned book.  A similar explanation is more or less copied in “Power’s Principles of Refrigeration” of which I have a 1921 copy.  Take special note of the beautiful illustration below.  Clicking

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Some Old Refrigerating Machines

I recently purchased these two books from abebooks.com.  They are the second and fourth editions, 1926 and 1933 respectively.  I don’t remember what they cost, but I would have easily payed double.  They are filled with illustrations and descriptions of

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