Icebox

(Larger version) ICEBOX Wood, zinc lining, insulation, metal fittings. Undated. This traditional upright timber cabinet, double-walled and insulated, with two doors. The block of ice was put into the top compartment and as it melted the water dripped to a tray underneath. At Queanbeyan Museum.

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Both respirator/iron lung

Portable respirator for people with polio. Developed in Australia in 1937 during a polio epidemic. This plywood "iron lung" was lighter and cheaper to produce than the metal American version from which the common name comes. This particular model was used at the Queanbeyan District Hospital (and is now on display in the local museum)

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Rotafrig

I would like to find out more about these, but I haven't been able to other than the shelves rotate, and they seem to date from the 1930/40s period.

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