- Item 74888 - Monitor-top refrigerator, ca. 1927
- Contributed by Maine Historical Society
- Item 74888
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General Electric introduced this refrigerator, with a top-mounted icing unit and traditional-looking "furniture" legs, in 1927.Show Details
The American public soon dubbed it the "Monitor-Top," after the icing unit's resemblance to the turret on the Civil War ironclad USS Monitor.
The refrigerator, which retailed for about half the price of competing models, soon became GE's most successful product.