Patent Model - Refrigerator

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Hugh McAvoy (b.Circa 1823, d.1883), Patentee
Production date
Mar 08 1859
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Painted tin, zinc or lead
14 x 13 x 8 3/4" (35.6 x 33 x 22.2cm)
McAvoy's invention "consists in the combination of a rising and falling shelf frame of any construction with a non-conducting refrigerator casing of any configuration, provided the exposition and removal of the articles placed on the shelves is effected by the elevation of the shelves, through the rising of the shelf frame, to the upper portion of the refrigerator casing." (Patent Number 23,184)
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