Perkins' ice machine, 1834. The first vapou

Perkins' ice machine, 1834. The first vapou
3 0 c m
40cm
actual image size: 32cm x 22cm

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Perkins' ice machine, 1834. The first vapour compresion machine for refrigeration. Jacob Perkins (1766-1849) was an American mechanical engineer and inventor. In 1831 he invented an early form of water boiler which paved the way for refrigeration, and compresion machines.

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