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Who made the “deepfreeze”?
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Post# 1058062   1/18/2020 at 19:19 by Reversajet (Westchester, NY)        

Wondering if it was GE or Frigidaire?

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Post# 1058063 , Reply# 1   1/18/2020 at 19:39 by combo52 (Beltsville,Md)        
DeepFreeze -Amana

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I am not sure whether Amana started the name or bought DF later but DF has been an Amana trade name for a Long time.


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Post# 1058078 , Reply# 2   1/18/2020 at 22:02 by goatfarmer (South Bend, home of Champions)        

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As John said. Amana

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Post# 1058084 , Reply# 3   1/18/2020 at 23:13 by norgeway (mocksville n c )        

Was originally built by Motor Products Corp, they built the single and double "Barrel" type freezers

Post# 1058095 , Reply# 4   1/19/2020 at 02:51 by bradfordwhite (space coast)        

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And remember, one of the first home freezers was Aunt Bea's energy sucking heap that mysteriously moved more than an off balance spinning washer and made the lights dim.

It was awful. Gotta call someone.

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Post# 1058105 , Reply# 5   1/19/2020 at 07:58 by polkanut (Wausau, WI )        

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Cadman picked up an original "Deepfreeze" brand freezer in Jan., 2014.  It is from the late 1940's.

Post# 1058116 , Reply# 6   1/19/2020 at 12:37 by CircleW (NE Cincinnati OH area)        

As Hans stated, it originally was a division of Motor Products Corp. of North Chicago, IL. According to their advertising, they also made refrigerators, electric ranges, and water heaters. Amana was already making freezers, and acquired Deepfreeze sometime after 1955.

Post# 1058386 , Reply# 7   1/22/2020 at 13:03 by petek (Ontari ari ari O )        

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My aunt had a Deep Freeze back in the 50s early 60s.. I think it was through some sort of home freezer "club" where they supplied you the freezer and you made payments and also ordered your meats and frozen veggies etc through them every month. Something like that anyways.

Post# 1058435 , Reply# 8   1/22/2020 at 19:12 by Cadman (Cedar Falls, IA)        

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Yessir, Motor Products Corp. And still running like a Swiss watch. I know Travis has the double barrel version. While a cylinder is tough to stock, you end up with essentially 100% cold-coverage.

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Post# 1058436 , Reply# 9   1/22/2020 at 19:15 by cadman (Cedar Falls, IA)        

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That reminds me...Swestoyz picked up one of the later ones like in the top pic, though it was still pre-Amana. Built like a tank, beautiful chrome, and a temp signal light. I believe he ended up parting it out.

Post# 1058508 , Reply# 10   1/23/2020 at 10:53 by norgeway (mocksville n c )        

The round ones

Post# 1058545 , Reply# 11   1/23/2020 at 17:29 by polkanut (Wausau, WI )        

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The round models remind me of wringer washers.

Post# 1058620 , Reply# 12   1/24/2020 at 06:54 by retro-man (nashua,nh - boston,ma)        

I have a small chest freezer in my kitchen. I noticed the other day how warm the outside of the cabinet was. It was running at the time. Never noticed this before, but may have been this way all the time. I just checked it this morning and it is very cool to the touch. It is not running at present. I am sure there must be lines running through it for cooling and maybe return lines that are hotter are in there. It needs to be defrosted but nothing major. Is this normal and I never noticed? It is a Holiday, cheap freezer from Home Depot or BJ's. It is 7 years old and is cooling great. Any reason for concerns?


Post# 1058625 , Reply# 13   1/24/2020 at 07:42 by combo52 (Beltsville,Md)        
Warm Freezer Cabinet

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Almost all chest and many upright freezers and many smaller refrigerators have the hot condenser tubing in the outside walls of the cabinet.


There are several advantages and disadvantages of building freezers etc this way.  This shell condenser works well on freezers that are often in damp areas, by keeping the outside of the cabinet warm it keeps the cabinet from getting condensation then mold and rust on it.


The other advantage is the condenser does not get dirty and lose efficiency. 


The disadvantage is the appliance is always operating in a 100F room because the warm cabinet heat soaking back into the interior of the freezer or refrigerator which makes ir work harder.


Hi Jon, but it is completely normal for the outside to get fairly warm, in fact if you put a lot of food in to freeze on a warm day parts of the cabinet may get quite warm to the touch. It is also helpful not to cover the sides with boxes etc to allow good air circulation around the appliance.


John L.

Post# 1058755 , Reply# 14   1/25/2020 at 05:44 by retro-man (nashua,nh - boston,ma)        

Thank you John for that information. Puts my mind at easy that this is normal operation. I sits open in my kitchen with a rack above for the microwave and pots and pans.


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