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Jun 29, 2012
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Thousand Palms, California, United States


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G.E. CG-1-A16 Monitor Top Refrigerator

You're looking at a General Electric CG-1-A16 Monitor Top Refrigerator from the 1920's. This particular refrigerator has tons of history associated with it. Not only is it adorned with gold plated trim, but this unit was rumored to be owned by President Franklin Delano Roosevelt. It came from President Roosevelt's Winter home in Arkansas according to Gilbert Wright (Gilbert Wright was the Senior Museumologist for the Smithsonian, as well as the Curator for the Illinois State Museum and the Florida State Museum.)

This unit is in working condition. The paint is in impeccable condition. There are a few very small dings here and there but overall it is in very good condition. If you'd like more detailed pictures of a particular area, please let us know.

Please note that antiques and collectibles are sold "as-is."

Measures approximately 61"H x 23"W x 20"D.


"During the decade they were made, GE sold well over a million Monitor Tops, aided by an advertising campaign that extolled their reliability in preserving food. The Monitor Top, GE's ads said, 'Makes It Safe to Be Hungry.'

Old-appliance buffs estimate that thousands of the machines are still in use. That's because they were built to last. Each part, from the tiniest screw to its thick steel casing, was designed to work for at least 25 years, according to an internal GE engineering document. The average modern refrigerator has a lifespan of between five and 19 years, depending on the model, according to a recent survey provided by the Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers, a Washington-based trade group.

'We get calls and notes from consumers all the time, from customers who still have the refrigerators their parents had, and they just want us to know it is still around and kicking,' says Kim Freeman, a spokeswoman for GE's Consumer Products unit. GE no longer services or makes parts for the Monitor Top."

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Gameroom Gallery's showroom is located in the sunny desert of Southern California, and is home to amusements of all kinds for your personal entertainment. We carry everything to make your gameroom the envy of your friends and family: New pinball machines from Stern as well as many classic machines, state-of-the-art new Rock-ola jukeboxes (plus classics from the 50's, 60's, 70's and 80's,) arcade games, poker games and tables, air hockey, foosball, darts, shuffleboard, sports merchandise and memorabilia, as well as one of the largest supplies of gameroom art in all of Southern California. We have a broad selection of everything imaginable to make your home fun! We have clients coast to coast, and are comfortable shipping any of our merchandise directly to your home. It is impossible to list our entire inventory on eBay. If you are looking for something "special" - give us a call or send us an eBay message and we'd be happy to help!

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