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GENERAL => Reminiscing => Topic started by: Ian Gardner on August 20, 2008, 12:30:13 AM



Title: Meatsafes.
Post by: Ian Gardner on August 20, 2008, 12:30:13 AM
Meatsafes were boxes, of an average size of about .5 m x .5 m x .5 m, with fly-proof panels in all six sides, whose purpose was to defer for as long as possible the putrefaction of the households fresh meat supply. The safes were hung so as to maximize air flow and cooling.
I used meatsafes until I left Dewalakande in late 1956 on furlough. I returned to West Holyrood in early 1957 where there may have been a meatsafe but where, if I recall correctly, it had been or was superceded by a kerosene powered Electrolux refrigerator - an absolute boon!
Later, as estates were connected to the electricity grid, mains powered refrigerators replaced the kerosene ones.