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Farm model Frigidaire

Farm model Frigidaire

Farmers’ wives are targeted in this 1945 advertisement for a ‘farm model’ refrigerator with extra capacity. Electrical appliances eased the heavy burden of domestic work on farms. Fridges made it possible to store prepared food for longer, reducing the amount of cooking needed to feed farm workers.

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Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: S-L 862-110

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Nancy Swarbrick, 'Rural services - Electricity', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 19 July 2024)

Story by Nancy Swarbrick, published 24 Nov 2008