1947 Frigidaire Refrigerator Manual

My Mom, the original clutter and junkin' queen, recently gave me this booklet from her thrifting days.


This is the cover of "How To Use And Enjoy Your Frigidaire Refrigerator".  Very sweet, innocent and wholesome.




The owner of the 1947 Refrigerator is printed at the top.


The inside view of the refrigerator.  Plenty of "GLASS" refrigerator dishes in sight.


Look at the vintage metal ice cube trays!


A modern 1947 Frigidaire kitchen, made by General Motors, not in China!  Refrigerator, Electric Ranges, Electric Water Heater, Home Freezers, Kitchen Cabinets and Sinks, Home Laundry Equipment, Dehumidifiers, Air Conditioning and Commercial Refrigeration.












25 comments:

  1. I had a slightly newer stove in our previous house and could hardly wait to get a new one. Now I'm thinking I'd love that old stove in our current house. Go figure.

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  2. That's alot of fun if for no other reason than to see how things have changed. Can you imagine what a prized item this must have been in 1947?

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  3. I just love the frigidaire! What really got me is the ice tray with the removable thing...I don't think that was a long time ago, now that I see it, but I was a little girl and yet it's so familiar!! This fridge came out the year hubby was born, 1947, wow!! Thank yoy for sharing, I enjoyed it so much! Happy week.
    FABBY

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  4. Oh Carlene, how I LOVE this!!! What a treasure. I have a couple Pyrex refrigerator dishes but they are impossible to find at a decent price in the pink. Just lovely:-)

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  5. ...and nothing makes me happier than made in USA!!!

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  6. Oh! that metal ice cube tray made me nostalgic... like the ones we had in my childhood!
    Besos and have a Happy 2013!

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  7. Carlene, this is just too much fun! I loved seeing the pictures from this book. I hated those metal ice trays. They were soooo cold, and it was not easy to lift that lever. I've always said that was the beginning of me seldom putting ice in a drink! laurie

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  8. I love to find things like your old manual. It's always fun to read them. Thanks for sharing!

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  9. Very cool! (no pun intended!) I remember that we had those same ice cube trays. As soon as you pulled that handle back it was ice cubes EVERYWHERE!! TFS! :)

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  10. I've been looking for some old ice cube trays like that. Keep hoping I'll come across some at a garage sale. It was probably just 15 years ago I got rid of some. Love this fridge. It reminds me of one we had in our garage when I was growing up. We'd "hide" our halloween candy in there.
    Liz

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  11. Everything is arranged so beautifully! It reminds me of some bloggers who have "refrigerator-scaped" that I envy but know it would never stay that way. I have tried to convince my husband that it helps to turn the labels to the front. I remember that the first refrigerator we had as a married couple had to be defrosted. We are so spoiled now!

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  12. Good Morning Carlene, I love this 1947 booklet showing us how refrigerators have changed. It is a fascinating insight into our grandparents lives.I have a 1940's booklet which I shared on my blog which might interest you. It is Ivy, my Grandmother's cooker/oven, again it's fascinating to think these objects were "state of the art" for their times. Ivy was a champion baker and this was the oven she used...amazing. Have a lovely day. Best Wishes Daphne

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  13. When I was first married, I had a frig like that....and ice trays...let me tell you...although they look cool now, they were buggers to get the cubes out! Glad that has been improved. I have a cookbook from the war...I will try to show soon!

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  14. Um, is it bad that we had those ice trays when we were kids in the 70's. Maybe my mom was more into vintage than I realized! How fun that you have that! Take care, Laura

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  15. Hi darling, what a great treasure to have. I know My Betty friend used to date and put her name on every manual as well..I know you're enjoying such a treasure. hugs ~lynne~

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  16. What a great vintage manual!! I'm your newest follower!

    chris

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  17. Oh, that almost looks like my refrigerator! It just keeps clunking along!!!! Great bit of vintage!

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  18. What a cool treasure! I love looking back at the "modern" inventions of the time. Who knows, maybe we will get some of "Jetsons"
    space age gadgets yet!
    Hugs,
    Patti

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  19. I love that "how to enjoy your frigidaire". It sure shows a different time when a refrigerator might have been a luxury. I like what we chose as a fridge, but I wouldn't say I ever think about enjoying it.

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  20. Carlene, Wow, now I can date my hubby's beach cottage frig! They had one just like that worked until 1990! Fun post!

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  21. Oh I remember those ice makers and what a pain they were!! I have no idea where my mom got them, but they were awful!! How fun to see these old manuals!

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  22. Wow this is cool! I had no idea that General Motors owned and manufactured refrigerators! I see you found a great use for the ice cubed trays!

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  23. Love those old fridges and the booklet!
    Hugs,
    Jann

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