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I ran across this old GE unit in a house in coastal Georgia. It's a weekend get away, still works. The guys uses it for his beer and wine. I could not find a model #, but the serial # is 82-334-302. Any idea how old it is?

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Freezer compartments came in around late 30's, early 40's, didn't they?

Yes, but I think there were some small ice tray compartments before then. I'll ask dad.

I think sulfur dioxide was the common refrigerant at that time.

I was thinking ammonia. It's a crap shoot.

What's it smell like?

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That's an OLD sucker.

A few years ago I ran into one from the 50's or so that was a complete kitchen unit in one package, designed for campers and small trailers. Stove and sink on top, refrigerator and cupboard underneath. Tiny thing.

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Marc:

From DURACOOL's bolierplate:

"In the United States it is illegal to use a hydrocarbon refrigerant as a substitute for a Class I or Class II ODS refrigerant for any end use other than industrial process refrigeration systems, or retail food refrigerators and freezers (stand-alone units only)."

I think what you are referring to is Propane fueled absorption refrigeration systems that generally use ammonia as the refrigerant.

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Marc:

From DURACOOL's bolierplate:

"In the United States it is illegal to use a hydrocarbon refrigerant as a substitute for a Class I or Class II ODS refrigerant for any end use other than industrial process refrigeration systems, or retail food refrigerators and freezers (stand-alone units only)."

I think what you are referring to is Propane fueled absorption refrigeration systems that generally use ammonia as the refrigerant.

Not really. Propane has characteristics similar to R-12 and 134A and would work in place of them, thought not legally. I think Bill K set the fact straight.

Your post remains interesting, regardless.

Marc

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