BC Hydro, a provincial crown corporation, the electric power company in British Columbia, Canada, recently sponsored a contest to find the oldest working refrigerator in the province - part of BC Hydro's campaign to reduce the use of inefficient fridges and save energy.
The oldest found, from Surrey, BC, is a 1930's Frigidaire, but the most unique was found in Powell River, BC - a turquoise 1957 GE. Wow!
If I had a fridge like that, I' d keep it even just to store things in it! Our 1950's fridge was a pain as I remember; nothing 'modern' like this one. Twink, the cat, loved our old fridge though - she slept underneath near the warm motor.
Have a look at these two winning fridges here: http://www.bchydro.com/news/articles/conservation/fridge_relics_contest.html?WT.mc_id=c-09-01_relics
What kind of fridges (or iceboxes?) do you remember??