While some New Zealand homes had domestic refrigerators in the 1910s, refrigerator ownership significantly increased after the Second World War. On the left is a refrigerator dating from the mid-1930s. It stands on four legs and has a small icebox within the refrigerator at the top. The mid-1960s Electrolux refrigerator has more features – shelves in the door, a separate freezer compartment and an additional icebox at the top.
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