The Last Working Fridgette Refrigerator?

FridgetteI think I can boast on one thing in my life. I think I have the oldest working Fridgette mini refrigerator on the planet. At least my search on the net has seemed to confirm this.

The little refrigerator was a present from my mom and dad when I attended Southern Illinois University back in 1970. I had it in my dorm room and then in a duplex I shared with two guys by the name of Mark Taylor and Grant Duers. After college it moved with me back to Mt. Prospect, Illinois and then stayed with my parents while I went off to do other things.

Fast forward about fifteen years when I moved to Kimberling City and there it was doing duty behind a bar my father had built. There it stayed until 2002 when my dad moved in with me after my mom (his wife passed). I placed it into my bedroom and there it has stayed (and worked) until the present.

Now, I’m no expert on refrigeration systems, but it seems to me that this little fridge has performed above and beyond the call of duty. Onwards cold dude! You’re now 39 going on 40!

As of 2017 – It’s now in an RV and doing better than myself!


About forsythkid

I am just a simple man with a head full of sand who is currently residing in a small town called Forsyth Missouri. I enjoy hiking, camping and all things related to gardening. I rec’d my degree from SIU majoring in Biology many moons ago and still maintain a great interest in the study of all living things. My hobbies include meteorology, the Finnish language and inhabiting cyberspace whenever possible.
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3 Responses to The Last Working Fridgette Refrigerator?

  1. kevin risley says:

    We have on in our garage that looks just like it. I can’t date it as it was a leftover from the local college dorms. We have had it for 15 years, and it keeps on keepin on.


  2. kevin risley says:

    Ours has a molded place to put 4 eggs in the door, and the dial knob is on the roof, not the side. Other than that, its identical.


  3. Jarrett says:

    I’ve got one that still works too.


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