Back in time, way before refrigeration, ice houses were used to store perishable food, they were near freshwater lakes or packed with snow and ice in winter. Artificial refrigeration was first achieved in the mid 1700′s and improved in the 1800′s. By the mid 1800′s we could even make ice. For storing food at home, people used iceboxes, they would regularly have to replace the ice in them. This ice came from the large machines of the time that could produce them, or it was cut from frozen rivers. It wasn’t until the early 1900′s that refrigerators in the home became a reality.
I can’t even imagine living without my fridge.
I’m working on the book. Come to the new forum, I’ve started a thread on it.
Also why not use the forum for chatting, better than in the comments or even the little chatbox, give it a try. There are also forums there for all Wally & Osborne’s new Lunchbox Funnies pals. To the Forum!