Frozen Convenience

An unidentified little girl clutches a box of crackers while Jean Brown examines an item from her cold storage locker at the University Place Thomas Brothers' Foodliner supermarket, 8425 - 27th St W, in June, 1954. Because large home freezer units were not readily available, supermarkets were adding frozen food lockers for shoppers' convenience. A customer could rent the freezer for a period of time, usually a year, and be able to retrieve her frozen items while dressed comfortably for supermarket shopping. The "Cold Cache" brand of storage lockers found at the Foodliner store was manufactured locally by Room-Temp Lockers, Inc. 

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