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The London correspondent of the Lunedln •• Evening Star" writes:— l went yesterday to see a number of the new Arktos refrigerators at work at" the patentee'e y ards, m Kegent square, flare, at any rate, there is no hocus pocus. The whole process is as simple as ABO, and a* choup us it is simple. There is no maohinery and no skilled labor required. A lad of twelve looks after tbe six Arktos refrigerators m operation, and they only oooupy a portion of his time. The importance of this discovery lies m the faot tbat it brings a cheap and thoroughly effeotlve refrigerator within the reaoh of butchers, hotelkeepers, restaurateur^ and tradesmen generally. For abont £250 it is now possible to ereot a freezing ohamber 10ft x 10ft with Arktos pipes, small furnace, etc, all complete. Onoe put up, this concern costs from 8d to lOd Ser d «y to work, and oan be looked after y any unskilled person you happen to have available. The furnace has to be lit for two|hours m the morning and two hours ia the evening. This suffices to retain the freezing ohamber at about 13' Fahr., for twenty-four hours, even though you may once or twice temporarily raise tbe temperature by the insertion of newly killed meat. The cold generated by this ammonia process is phenomenally dry, so that entering the ohamber. from the outside ono hardly notices % The chambers at Regent square are oratnmed with every conceivable kind of fish, fl.eb, and fowl, yet there is absolutely 'no smell We were shown meat which had been eight months there, yet which m appearance looked no different (and we were assured would eat m no way differently) to joints inserted the previous day. It is worth noting, too, that the Arktos succeeds m preserving fish better than any qf the known refrigerators., A gentleman tells mp bfi tried a notable experiment with Some soles which wero left m an Arktos six weeks, aod then taken out and ; corapared with a pair purchased from the loqa' fishmongers that, afternoon. His family and friends were asked at dinner to dfsiriminate between two sets, and say whioh was which. All agreed there wss nothing to choose between them. The Inventors and patentees of the Arktos have already (ihe disoovery has been made public barely a month) far more .London orders on hand than they osn , possibly exe onte. They have taken out patents iv f or *y oountrles, end are anxious to sell h K *j their Interest In eaoh of them, The Australian petetats are still open, but that f or New Zealand Is under offer to the new company the M 'lvor's are trying to organise, the prloe being £25.000. Whilst Goiter's "preservative" seems, on the surfa oe » Infinitely the most wonderful In* ventl on 9 f the fc *°i J osuhbt somehow help feeliug that if I had dollars to invest £ should prefer rlsklug them oyer tho f<Arkt°*-" That th l B ammonia prooeas must B c,onei? °r l** 6 ** supersede every known refrigerator is I feel sure, as certain as that <h» sun (sometimes) shines. The only fear, of ooursa, Is thnt Mr Danlella may (as he claims) have hit on a process whioh wW entirely supersede refrigeration. The pretentions of Danielle, Gardner, aid 00. are indeed "prodeeglous" I

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THE "ARKTOS" REFRIGERATOR, Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2139, 31 May 1889

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THE "ARKTOS" REFRIGERATOR Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2139, 31 May 1889