These references can be used for further exploration or study of the evolution of household refrigeration technology and its impact on our lives.

Advances in Food Refrigeration
PowerPoint bullet outline; no illustrations

Frigidaire Historical Collection at WSU

History of the Refrigerator
quick, one-page overview

History of the Refrigerator and Freezers

How Refrigerators Work

Impact of Refrigeration
extract of article from ‘History Magazine’ providing a good social history

Invention of the Refrigerator
one-page text overview with a number of useful web links

Raymond Loewy and Refrigerator Design
1934 Coldspot for Sears Roebuck

Refrigerant History

Refrigeration and Food Safety
USDA Consumer education and information

Refrigeration Research Historic Museum

Refrigerator History
quick, one-page overview; focus on Australia

The HVACR Heritage Centre Canada does not endorse the content of any of these sites, and each of them is solely responsible for its own accuracy.