These fridges were ( mostly hand- ) made in the states of Rio de Janeiro and Minas Gerais, in Brasil, in the period between 1930 - 1960.
They were originally meant for professional use : in restaurants, bars and exclusive foodshops.
Nowadays there about 200 pieces left and they are mostly in deplorable shape.
Since about 10 years ago *CASA do LADO* takes pride in tracking down these old 'GELADEIRAS' to restore them.
Over the years we have succeeded with carefully developed restoration skills in bringing back many of these eyecatching "iceboxes" to operation in their original state.