Agricultural Engineering Department
The use of the home electric refrigerator is increasing rapidly over the country both in the town and in the farm home where electric power is available. On the South Dakota Electric Test Line at Renner, South Dakota, the use of these refrigerators spread very rapidly among the patrons after the first plant had been thoroughly tried out in one of the farm homes. The practice of putting up ice on the farm is fairly expensive as compared to electric refrigeration when a favorable power rate for electricity is offered to the farm.
home refrigerator cost, electricity costs, ice box
South Dakota Experiment Station, South Dakota State College of Agriculture and Mechanical Arts
Patty, R.L., "Cost of Electricity for the Home Electric Refrigerator" (1929). Research Bulletins of the South Dakota Agricultural Experiment Station (1887-2011). 241.