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This paper looks at the history of the refrigerator and how acceptance of this technological innovation was not instant. To become ubiquitous the refrigerator needed the support of a nascent electric power generating industry and the technical development of electric motors.

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Parallel Session 3, Day 1, May 31, 2016

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The Refrigerator Revolution

This paper looks at the history of the refrigerator and how acceptance of this technological innovation was not instant. To become ubiquitous the refrigerator needed the support of a nascent electric power generating industry and the technical development of electric motors.