Happy 60th Birthday - Philco F915

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Here's the refrigerator to see ...for a completely new idea of values. Up to 2 cu. ft. of extra space, plus today's newest design and features-yet priced no higher than other smaller refrigerators. It's today's biggest value in quality refrigeration at moderate cost...the new Philco Model 915. Look-

  • Newest Full-Length Design
  • Full-Width Zero Zone Freezer
  • Modern Quick-Chiller
  • Fully Adjustable Shelves
  • Giant Double Crispers
  • Full Size Power Unit
  • Five Year Warranty

So reads Munn's Gas & Electric Co. advertisement in the Wednesday, February 13th, 1952 issue of the Adirondack Daily Enterprise, from Saranac Lake NY.

So that means that the Philco Kegerator is sixty years old this year. For the past couple of years I have searched high and low for any Philco ads in old magazines with a Model F915. I was unable to find even one. I determined the fridge was a 1952 model through an educated guess. It seemed that only the fancy models made it into magazines, and the F915 was just too much of a base model to appear in glossy advertisements. I found ads for other models and this seemed to be the logical year it was built.
Today I found www.searchtempest.com and did a quick search for my model. Not only did I find another one over in Detroit but it was listed along with a 1952 newspaper ad with a model F915 in it. I e-mailed the owner Benjamin and he sent me the ads below and the one above. Evidently he's a bit more proficient with Google than I am. I did find that there are tons of searchable newspapers online going all the way back to the 1800's. I will have to see if I can come up with anything for my F111, and GE's refrigerators.

So here is to another 60 years!


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