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Mechanical refrigerator patented in Florida

Florida, 1857, zoomable map
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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