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What is a drip safe?

For context, while tour guide is explaining a 1930s rural kitchen: "Alice had to cope without running water or electricity or food processors or microwaves. No fridge. They didn't even have an icebox. There's something called a Drip Safe out on the veranda.

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  • Anonymous
    12 months ago
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    A cool chest - a sort of forerunner of the fridge.

    Meats or food safes were mesh sided containers that allowed air to pass through but not insects and were OK to use outside. The contraption was surrounded by some sort of fibrous material (asbestos was popular but anything would do) that water was poured onto and allowed to drip through. As the water elaborated it absorbed heat energy (latent heat) which effectively kept the contents cool. Never seen them outside Australia but I expect you would get them most places.

    • Heather12 months agoReport

      Thank you for the answer! Actually, the book I'm reading is set in Australia.

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    • Heather12 months agoReport

      Thank you for the picture!

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  • Anonymous
    12 months ago

    Ever hear of a website called google?

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