Frozen in Time

Say what? This appliance oddity really piqued my cryogenic curiosity. Thanks to the Magic of the Interwebs, I am able to report that this freezer was available in 1948, and that it only required defrosting twice a year—a process that I imagine was more than a little messy. For such a hulking machine, it offered a mere nine cubic feet of capacity. Within the chilling cylinders, no foodstuff was ever more than nine inches away from 'the all-surrounding source of cold.' Such a fixation with the number nine apparently was meant to give empirical credence to the wonders promised by the Deepfreeze.