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Catalog Number 690 MOO 1803
Object Name Book
Date of Publication 1803
Title An Essay on the Most Eligible Construction of Ice Houses. Also, a description of the Newly Invented Machine Called the Refrigerator.
Summary This book explains how heat transfers and how to construct an icehouse. Moore also describes an ice chest he used to carry his butter to market. He predicts that in the future, refrigerators will be used to carry meat and dairy products to market and preserve food in the store and at home.

Thomas Moore (1760-1822) was a Maryland civil engineer and farmer who developed one of the earliest refrigeration devices. It was constructed by placing a tin box inside an oval cedar tub and filling the gaps between box and tub with ice. The whole was then covered cloth lined with rabbit fur for further insulation. He developed it to transport butter from Georgetown to his home in Montgomery County, Maryland.

Author Moore, Thomas
Publisher Bonsal and Niles, No. 178, Market Street
Place of Publication Baltimore
Language English
Subjects Icehouses.
Refrigeration and refrigerating machinery.
Search Terms Icehouses