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Sound Details

  • Rating: 4.0 Stars with 1,193 ratings
  • Category: Household
  • Released: over 8 years ago
  • Size: 4.17 MB
  • Open in Ambiance (iOS)
  • Currently 4.0/5 Stars.

Old Refrigerator

This antique animal, this rusted bucket of bolts should be broken by now, yet it still stirs into life and chills your sandwich and soda every single day. How is it that such an old machine can manage to make it through this many years in one piece. You take a sip of your Coke and wonder how you, an old machine of a different sort, will make it through another day of digging ditches. A refrigerator maintains a temperature a few degrees above the freezing point of water. Optimum temperature range for perishable food storage is 3 to 5 °C (37 to 41 °F). The refrigerator is a relatively modern invention among kitchen appliances. It replaced the icebox, which had been a common household appliance for almost a century and a half prior. For this reason, a refrigerator is sometimes referred to as an icebox. Commercial fridge and freezer units, which go by many other names, were in use for almost 40 years prior to the common home models. They used gas systems, which occasionally leaked, making them unsafe for home use and industrial purpose. Practical household refrigerators were introduced in 1915 and gained wider acceptance in the United States in the 1930s as prices fell and non-toxic, non-flammable synthetic refrigerants such as Freon or R-12 were introduced. The first known artificial refrigeration was demonstrated by William Cullen at the University of Glasgow in 1748. The American inventor Oliver Evans, acclaimed as the "father of refrigeration," invented the vapor-compression refrigeration machine in 1805.

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