The iceless refrigerator, which is the very latest refinement of the electrical industry, threatens to dethrone the ice man so effectually that it may be but a short time before his shining morning face will no longer be seen at the back door.
The iceless refrigerator has been perfected for the purpose of the butcher, storekeeper, soda water fountain and the household, and it has a great variety of redeeming features to recommend it. It is colder than ice and more convenient than ice. Those who have made use of the new apparatus say that any one of these advantages is sufficient to warrant its introduction but, in the aggregate, they are simply overwhelming.
In a few words this improvement consists of a complete cold storage plant in miniature tucked away within the confines of a refrigerator of ordinary size. This does not mean the small ice box size at present, but it is only a matter of a short time before this will be arrived at. The motor, compressor and other necessary apparatus are disposed of in a compartment at one end of the box. The space usually taken up by the ice is occupied by a tank of brine by means of which the atmosphere of the interior is cooled. The motor operating the cooling plant is in action only a portion of the time, during which period the brine becomes so chilled that it is entirely sufficient to maintain a proper temperature for some considerable additional time.
-Bloomington Evening World (Indiana), Apr 4, 1905