What 15 Groundbreaking Inventions Looked Like When They First Came Out

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Before electric refrigerators, “iceboxes” were made of wood and filled with ice.

Iceboxes used various materials to keep the ice frozen and the food inside cool, including cork, tin, zinc, sawdust, and seaweed. In 1835, Jacob Perkins patented a refrigerator with a liquid ammonia vapor-compression cycle.

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