Ice Water From Sunshine

From July 31, 1910

ICE WATER FROM SUNSHINE

ICE WATER FROM SUNSHINE (PDF)

The article describes the Mexican olla, a clay vessel which uses evaporation of water on the surface to cool the vessel’s contents enough to keep perishables from spoiling. I’d never heard of it before, but it makes sense.

The next step, I suppose, it getting ice from fire. For that, see The Mosquito Coast.

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July 30th, 2010 at 9:15 am

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