This collection includes many examples of advances in mechanical refrigeration for residential and commercial applications, dating from about 1890 to 1960. Such devices dramatically improved food storage safety and convenience and set high standards for mechanical reliability. The RRM collection contains products of such pioneers in the refrigeration industry as Frigidaire, Philco, Sunbeam, and Tecumseh. An archive is available to help researchers trace the history of the refrigeration industry.
Society: ASMEMain Category: MechanicalSub Category: Environmental ControlEra: 1890-1899DateCreated: 1890–1960525 North 5th StreetBrightonState: MIZip: 48116Country: USAWebsite: http://www.asme.org/about-asme/history/landmarks/topics-a-l/environmental-control/-207-refrigeration-research-museum-%281890---1960%29, https://www.asme.org/getmedia/89cc44f9-113d-4aae-949a-84078904cb6a/207-Refrigeration-Research-Museum.aspx
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Society: ASMEMain Category: MechanicalSub Category: Food ProcessingEra: 1890-1899DateCreated: 18928801 Citation RoadEssexState: MDZip: 21221Country: USAWebsite: http://www.asme.org/about-asme/history/landmarks/topics-a-l/food-processing/-174-crown-cork-and-soda-filling-machine-%281892%29Creator: Painter, William
Although bottled carbonated beverages were popular by the 1880s, sealing the bottle was a constant problem. Most "stoppers" were of metal and intended for reuse. None sealed adequately, and contact with the cap often contaminated the drink. In 1892 (Feb 2), William Painter (1838-1906) patented a cheap, single-use metallic cap, crimped over a lip formed on the bottle neck and lined with a thin cork wafer that both formed a leakproof seal and separated drink and metal.
YearAdded:Image Credit: Courtesy Wikipedia/KMJ (CC BY-SA 3.0)Era_date_from: 1892