Invention of Refrigeration - Who Invented the Refrigerator?

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Artificial refrigeration began as an experiment but it found its way into practical use and changed the face of world forever. These are the men that started the change and helped shape the Earth. Read more about refrigeration invention.

William Cullen

First ideas of artificial refrigeration appeared in the head of William Cullen, one of the most important professors at the Edinburgh Medical School, very important figure in the Scottish Enlightenment and a successful author.

Jacob Perkins

The first working patent for refrigerator was granted to Jacob Perkins, an American inventor, mechanical engineer and physicist. This gave him the title “Father of the refrigerator.” He also had many other patents.