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A staff member explains the ice machine to visitors at the John Gorrie Museum - Apalachicola, Florida.
Dr. John Gorrie (1803-1855) was an early pioneer in the invention of the artificial manufacture of ice, refrigeration, and air conditioning. He was granted the first U.S. Patent for mechanical refrigeration in 1851.
This is the model of the original ice-making machine. The ice collects in the wooden box (obscured by the man) near the top.
The 1.25 acre John Gorrie Museum State Park was given to the Florida Park on 15 April 1955 by the City of Apalachicola to celebrate the inventor of air conditioning.
Subject - Corporate
Chicago Manual of Style
Holland, Karl E., 1919-1993. A staff member explains the ice machine to visitors at the John Gorrie Museum - Apalachicola, Florida. 1976. State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory. <https://www.floridamemory.com/items/show/88349>, accessed 16 October 2021.
Holland, Karl E., 1919-1993. A staff member explains the ice machine to visitors at the John Gorrie Museum - Apalachicola, Florida. 1976. State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory. Accessed 16 Oct. 2021.<https://www.floridamemory.com/items/show/88349>.
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(State Archives of Florida/Holland)