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British Industrial History

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John Norman and Co

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January 1872.
June 1872.

Machine makers and millwrights of Pulteney Street, Glasgow.

1856 Alexander Carnegie Kirk invented a machine for chilling brine. This was the first practical air-compression refrigerator and was made under licence by John Norman and Co, and sold all over the world for ice making

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