Business: Electrolux Goes Home

One thing that caught the attention of Alfred Pritchard Sloan Jr. at the Refrigeration Show in Manhattan in 1926 was an automatic ice box which had no moving parts, made no noise and worked by means of a little gas flame and a solution of ammonia and water. Solemn Mr. Sloan had a long talk with the tall, red-cheeked man who was standing beside this new refrigerator. Mr. Sloan liked the refrigerator but not its price. Six years later Mr. Sloan's Frigidaire Corp. was also making a refrigerator which chilled when heat was applied....

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