Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Trove Tuesday - A First for Wahroonga

Wahroonga leads the way in 1935.

1935 'AIR-CONDITIONED RESIDENCE.', The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954), 19 February, p. 3, viewed 6 January, 2015, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article17167923


The residence of Mr., W. B. Clark, in PacificHighway, Wahroonga, has been air-con-ditioned to ensure coolness in summer, warmth in winter, and pure air all the year round.It is claimed that this is the first private residence to be so treated in Sydney. The installation was carried out by the Australian Gas Light Company to suit Australian con-ditions after experience gained abroad by engineers of the company. The principlea dopted is that the air is heated by gas. This is under thermostatic control, which auto-matically regulates the heat desired in all parts of the home, In summer a fan and motor are operated independent of the heater,and are so arranged that the air in every room can be changed 12 times within an hour.

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