South America, Fred Wolf, O M E L R E discussed on FoodStuff
Make higher quality and commercially sustainable artificial ice by the eighteen nineties the production of artificial ice was on the rise such that ice factories were being opened in the temperate American north in addition to the slightly longer standing businesses in the south and down into South America. These factories were essentially giant refrigerators with huge ice trays that would create blocks of ice that weighed some three hundred and twenty pounds like one hundred and forty five kilos over the course of sixty days by circulating cold compressed gas through pipes under the trays and by the turn of the century. This artificial ice was often cheaper than natural ice even in the north and some considered it to be superior because it was more like standardly compact the natural ice which often has layers with bubbles or with softer packed crystals. And artificial stuff could be cleaner as well. Because it was made from distilled water rather than whatever happened to show up in a lake rates. Yeah. By that turn of the century ice was widespread enough and cheap enough that many Americans had an icebox in their house. This is a precursor to the fridge. It was sort of a wooden cabinet insulated with a metal like a tenor zinc with a place for a big block of ice and drip tray underneath you'd have blocks delivered frequently to replace them. As they melted ice men and during World War One swim in made daily rounds. In nineteen fourteen. We get Fred wolf's dole. Mary, which is really just D O M E L R E, which was the Domus. Stick electric refrigerator. And this was a fairly small device meant to be put in iceboxes in the place of a block of ice to keep the interior cool..