Business: The First Refrigerators

The first U.S. household refrigerators to be made since April 1942, were rolling off the assembly lines last week at General Electric's plant at Erie, Pa., and General Motors Corp.'s plant at Moraine City, Ohio. They were not for civilians.

At Erie, mighty G.E. had pulled many a wire to get its few idle assembly lines into refrigerator production without disturbing a man or machine working on war orders.

On the first day, it turned out 30, planned to make 95,000 by year's end. A little overproud of its achievement, G.E. declared it had...

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