The invention of the refrigerator

The invention of the refrigerator is attributed to several inventors, but the first practical form of refrigeration was developed in 1834 by the American Jacob Perkins, who used ether as a refrigerant. 

However, the first commercially successful model of the refrigerator was invented in 1876 by Carl von Linde, a German engineer, who used ammonia as a refrigerant. 

Since then, refrigeration technology has evolved a lot, with the introduction of new refrigerants and more efficient refrigeration systems, making the refrigerator an essential appliance in homes and businesses around the world.

 In the years that followed, several different models of refrigerators appeared, including those that used sulfur dioxide and chlorofluorocarbon compounds (CFCs) as refrigerants.