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1941 Frigidaire Refrigerator / $300 / Phoenix
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Post# 1056340   1/3/2020 at 01:08 (185 days old) by stricklybojack (San Diego, CA)        

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Why are there two holes above the handle?

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Post# 1056341 , Reply# 1   1/3/2020 at 01:16 (185 days old) by countryford (Phoenix, AZ)        

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I believe that there should be an emblem, similar to the one on the freezer door, that would have gone above the handle.

Post# 1056353 , Reply# 2   1/3/2020 at 06:07 (185 days old) by goatfarmer (South Bend, home of Champions)        

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Lot o' money for that one.

Post# 1056385 , Reply# 3   1/3/2020 at 11:25 (185 days old) by CircleW (NE Cincinnati OH area)        
Porcelain finish

That's an earlier and fancier version of the one I have (1947). It looks so white and glossy compared to mine, which has a painted finish. Too bad this has a chip in the lower section.

Post# 1056396 , Reply# 4   1/3/2020 at 14:10 (185 days old) by hippiedoll (tucson, arizona u.s.a.)        
Dumb question here...

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What is that compartment down at the bottom if there is a freezer up inside the fridge?

Post# 1056398 , Reply# 5   1/3/2020 at 14:15 (185 days old) by ea56 (Cotati, Calif.)        

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that compartment at the bottom was not refrigerated. People used to keep potatoes, onions and such in these compartments. People in my family used to keep paper shopping bags in these compartments too. While these old fridges didnít have much freezer space, really next to non, they sure did keep frsh food nicely. Things didnít dry out, and it wasnít so important to keep everything wrapped and covered tightly like it is with a modern frost free model.


Post# 1056405 , Reply# 6   1/3/2020 at 16:45 (185 days old) by CircleW (NE Cincinnati OH area)        

As Eddie mentioned, the lower section isn't refrigerated. It is a shallow tilt out bin, and the compressor is behind this area. The model D-7 I have is very heavy - I can only imagine how heavy the porcelain cabinet models are.

Post# 1056407 , Reply# 7   1/3/2020 at 17:15 (185 days old) by ken (Ulster Hgts, NY)        

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I've read some people kept boxed cereal in the lower compartment. The heat from the condenser kept the cereal from getting stale.

Post# 1056410 , Reply# 8   1/3/2020 at 17:22 (185 days old) by bradfordwhite (space coast)        

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I wonder how many roaches and mice took up residents in such a drawer.

With a warm and moist home on one level and with the weak and easily pried or nibbled door seals, ..... good eating upstairs.

Post# 1056472 , Reply# 9   1/4/2020 at 12:38 (184 days old) by hippiedoll (tucson, arizona u.s.a.)        
thanks for the replies...

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And letting me know more about the uses of this lower compartment bin. That was very interesting. I never even knew of such a compartment before!?

Post# 1056474 , Reply# 10   1/4/2020 at 13:18 (184 days old) by appliguy (Oakton Va.)        
how many roaches and mice took up residents in such a drawer

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Keith the air in the non refrigerated bin is warm and DRY not moist. The fridge manufacturers said that storage bin was a good place to keep onion, potatoes, cereals, crackers etc. because it wold keep them dry and crisp. One of my aunts had a fridge like the one in this post as her spare fridge until the late 1980's and she always used the storage bin for storing extra boxes of cereals and crackers and they always stayed nice and crisp and she never had a roach or mouse problem with that fridge either. PATRICK COFFEY

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