Icebox Safe Protects Jewels (Oct, 1937)

I guess you just have to hope your burglar doesn’t read Popular Science.

Icebox Safe Protects Jewels

A NOVEL SAFE for the protection of jewelry, silverware, or valuable papers in the home is built into a mechanical refrigerator. The metal strongbox, fitted with either a key-type or combination lock) is bolted to the inner face of the icebox door. Be-j cause of its metal construction and its position within the heat-insulated refrigerator, the safe is said to be completely fireproof. The safe’s position makes it unlikely that burglars would find it.

5 comments
  1. Neil Russell says: November 23, 200712:30 pm

    Only available on models competing with the Loewy-designed Crosley Shelvadore fridge.

    In other news; entering the search terms “shelvadore” and “loewy” in google only returns one response.
    That’s the least I have ever seen for a two word search string

  2. Bob says: November 23, 20071:14 pm

    Hope the crooks don’t get the munches

  3. Firebrand38 says: November 23, 20072:04 pm

    “Makes it unlikely that burglars would find it” unless of course they read Popular Science magazine!

  4. Blurgle says: November 23, 20072:36 pm

    And again, we had one of those when I was a kid! It came with the house; as soon as my parents had enough money to replace it, they did, but I still remember wondering why people in the old days locked their eggs away.

    By that time it had been converted to electricity, if it wasn’t electric to start with. It used to buzz like a saw at 4 in the morning.

  5. Stannous says: November 23, 20076:28 pm

    I read a couple years back (in a firefighter’s blog) that old refrigerators make excellent fire-safes, I have all my kid’s baby pics, grade school art, etc. in one in my basement.

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