We were so lucky to recently acquire an antique No. 6 Eddy Refrigerator by D. Eddy & Sons Co. This antique refrigerator features a pine body encasing a zinc lined inner lift lid for the ice compartment. There is a drain in the bottom of the compartment and slate shelves for storage. It stands on four elongated bun legs with casters. It is marked with a Good Housekeeping Seal of Approval paper label, serial no 2052 and dated 1919.
The History Behind Eddy Refrigerators
In 1847 Darius Eddy of Dorchester, MA established “The Eddy Refrigerator” in King Square, Dorchester. Eddy Refrigerators were marketed to be “dry, sweet and clean” and designed “to protect the health of the family” in the circulation of cold, fresh air through the refrigerator. With almost daily replacement of the ice block by the local iceman, food was kept for longer periods of time. The increase in productivity led to the building of warehouses for stock items and for the display of refrigerators to be sold to the public. Eventually, Eddy’s sons were to assist him in the business. Darius Eddy & Sons, marketed their refrigerators as “absolutely the best” on the market.
We are happy to be able to offer this unique item to our customers. It would make an amazing conversation piece in your home while also providing decorative storage. Or you could always get some ice and use it the way it was intended to be used!