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Old 04-02-2017, 08:03 AM   #41
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The Internet can be a wonderful and questionable source of information, but just to add a bit more to the discussion, check out the reference to Roman baths at the bottom

"Anonymous said...
Alfred Mellowes was the first to construct a true refrigerator. He was also a founder of the Frigidaire company. Often times we refer to the manuracturors name when referring to an item. I think that it is totally possible that the term fridge was used because the majority of households initially had a fridigaire until other companies started to mass produce, but by then the name stuck
July 25, 2010 at 7:15 PM
markowe said...
Thanks for the enlightenment! I think we missed that when originally writing the article. Of course, trademarks very often get "genericised". In Britain a vacuum cleaner will forever be called a "hoover", much to the annoyance of the Hoover company, who have probably more or less lost their trademark claim by now!
July 26, 2010 at 10:36 AM
Andy121 said...
In Ancient Roman bath houses, the romans would induce sweating by moving from one room to another. Frigidarium is the second stage, it is known as the "cold room". Reference http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ancient_Roman_bathing"

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