I hesitate to say it, but there's just one thing that comes to my mind whenever I see these 1950s fridges: they look like they'd be better suited for the morgue than the kitchen. Despite their impossibly limited capacity—combined, the freezer and cooler offer less than 15 cubic feet of storage—I can't shake the impression that I've seen them in old TV shows like Dragnet and Quincy.
Leslie Clagett is a seasoned yet passionate observer of the international kitchen
and bath industries, and the founder of KBCULTURE.com. An editor at publications ranging from Arts +
Architecture to Kitchens & Baths, she is also the author of The New
City Home [The Taunton Press], among other books. Leslie has a
tremendous respect for quality design and the people who labor in its
pursuit; her discerning eye has been known to get a little misty in the
presence of true beauty.