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Mechanical refrigerator patented in Florida

Florida, 1857, zoomable map
05/06/1851
Dr. John Corrie patented his mechanical refrigerator in Apalachicola, Florida.  He installed an early version of it in the U.S. Marine Hospital in Apalachicola. (By John Osborne)
Source Citation: 
Joseph Nathan Kane, ed., Famous First Facts (New York: H.W. Wilson Company, 1981), 542.

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