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Manhyia Museum: Old Fridge Used by Asantehene in 1950 Still Functional, Video Impresses Ghanaians

A refrigerator bought for the Asantehene’s use in 1950 is still operational at the Manhyia Palace Museum. According to a curator, the fridge has neither had its motor nor gas changed in 74 years. A video showcasing the fridge has sparked a mix of intrigue and disbelief among social media users.

Old Fridge Used by Asantehene in 1950 Still Functional

The antiquities at the re-opened Manhyia Palace Museum in Kumasi include not only items of Asante tradition and royalty but also electronics. Among these is a 74-year-old refrigerator that remains in use. The antique fridge was featured in a video shared by TV3 after presenter Anita Akuffo visited the museum following Otumfuo Osei Tutu II’s 25th-anniversary durbar.

Justice Brobbey, the curator, told Anita that the refrigerator was purchased in 1950 during the reign of Nana Osei Agyeman Prempeh II and has not undergone any major repairs. “We’ve never changed the motor; we’ve never filled the gas. As it was in 1950, so it is today,” he stated. Anita opened the fridge door, revealing its fully frozen compartments to her amazement.

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