Household appliances

  • General Electric Monitor model refrigerator

    Inventory number: 4302
    Date: 1929
    Geographical location: United States of America
    Dimensions: 152 x 61 x 47 cm 
    Weight: 100 kg

    This is the first model of electric refrigerator manufactured which was a massive sales success in the United States of America. The first electric refrigerator was commercialised in Chicago in 1913 by the Domestic Electric Refrigerator company. However, its commercialisation on a truly mass scale only started when General Electric (GE) produced this Monitor model in 1927, selling over a million units.