It's another one of those things that we got from my husband's father; my husband remembers it being in his grandfather's house before that. Remembering my father-in-law, I'm sure he kept it full of fishing bait and ginger ale in the basement.
It's not very large- I'd say it's about 8 cu.ft., but that was the standard size back in the 1930s & 40s. It has a tiny freezer compartment in the top- just big enough for about 3 ice cube trays. It was originally white and is still white on the inside. It has its original wire and glass shelves, and I have two original metal ice cube trays- the kind with a lever that is supposed to pop the cubes out.
I haven't been able to find the exact model #, but I believe it dates from about 1940. It's a Hotpoint.
We had it painted Coca-Cola red at an auto-body shop, and had the compressor and thermostat restored by a friend that does HVAC. It's been humming along for over two years now.
And the cool thing about vintage fridges is that they're often more energy efficient than new ones. How can that be? Well, new fridges have a lot of bells and whistles that suck electricity. Things like being "frost free" require extra heating elements in the casing of the fridge, and add an ice maker, etc... you get the idea. Plus all that extra cubic feet- this little fridge probably uses half the electric of a new one.