POSTWAR: Frozen Future

FORTUNE in its December issue, pictures an almost fabulously frozen postwar future for the average citizen. Some of the possibilities: Manufacturers expect to put electric refrigeration into practically every one of the nation's 40,000,000 housing units (v.

19,400,000 installed by 1942).

They also dream about putting two refrigerating units in a lot of homes—the second one a "home freezer." Food can now be cooked, frozen and reheated with no effect on taste.

This fact has caused some restaurateurs to make startling plans for national house-to-house distribution of centrally cooked foods after the war. A Chicago freezer manufacturer talks glibly of delivering frozen delicacies...

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