Saturday, December 17, 2011

Oldie But Goodie

Country Boy is the proud owner of his Dad's old freezer from the early 1950's.

It's the one thing that he really wanted that was his Dad's.

Isn't she a beauty?

When Country Boy got her, she was sporting a horribly painted, hideous color;
even the chrome had been painted *sigh*.
I think it was bright green or maybe a lime green.
Whatever the color was, it was definitely not a color for such an awesome freezer.
She definitely needed a new look!
We stripped her down and painted her with a hammered green spray paint
and left the chrome as it should be.

We love how she turned out and she goes beautifully in our kitchen.

Food Freezer!  Isn't that great?!  A reminder, perhaps, that this freezer is for food!

His Dad loved to fish and this freezer was FULL of milk jugs with fish in them when we got it!
His Dad would cut the top of a gallon jug off, put the fish in it and
then cover them with water and set the jugs in the freezer.
There's no tellin' how long those jugs had been in there but they were
just as fresh as could be when we cooked them up!

We love her curvy lines!

And how 'bout that lock?
Unfortunately, the piece behind the handle had been damaged at one time.
I'd love to be able to find another piece to replace that one!

She's not perfect in looks but she runs like a champ!
They just don't make them like this anymore.

About once a year, she needs defrosting.
Yep, the old fashioned way!

Actually, this is not the worst that I've seen in this freezer.

It was so bad when we got it, that the frost deformed the plastic molding around the top.

She works so well that we keep the temperature really low.
It's set at 2 out of 9!

The coils are underneath the middle shelves.

This is probably the only frost I'll see this year!

I thought the condensation on the knob was cool!

defrosted coils
After less than an hour, she's defrosted and ready for food!

We get a lot of compliments on the freezer although most people
think it's a refrigerator when they first see it!

I hope you enjoyed a look-see at our oldie but goodie freezer!

Till next time,


Unknown said...

Golly that freezer brought back memories. You did a good job of painting. I never heard of freezing fish in water. Sounds natural eh? I'll have to try that.

Karen @ Pieces of Contentment said...

An upright freezer ahead of its time. Wonderful that it still works, although it maybe power hungry. You have done a great job of restoring it.

Trails of Grace said...

it is a beaut! thanks for sharing!! I the condensation and the ice itself is beautiful in your pics!

TexWisGirl said...

it is a treasure! glad it's in the family!

Debi said...

Can see why country boy wanted that old gal. She cleaned up really well. A forgotten treasure that has been brought back to life.

Christine said...

How totally awesome! I just love old stuff; especially when it still works! Love the new paint job.

Nancy said...

We have an ancient Firestone fridge that we use in the summer to store eggs. It's a workhorse! Not as pretty as yours, though. :)

CountryDew said...

Wow, vintage! You're right, they don't make things so that they run like that anymore. Nice restoration job.

♥ my diary♥ said...

nice post...thank you for sharing...happy holidays...blessings soraya

Laura @ Green Legacy Farm said...

LOVE the freezer! So great that you re-used something instead of trashing it in some landfill! Merry Christmas!

DeanO said...

That is COOL....

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