Photo: Vegetarian Meat Reefer - Cudahy 5177

Bob Chaparro

Photo: Vegetarian Meat Reefer: Cudahy 5177

Well, sort of.

This is a photo of a Cudahy produce reefer, circa 1912 or earlier. At the time Cudahy, like most of the large meat packers, used their refrigerator cars to carry and distribute produce and other non-meat products in their refrigerator cars. This was before anti-trust regulations and the Supreme Court forced the large meat packers to divest themselves of many non-meat product lines and properties.

Cudahy had a number of reporting marks so I am not sure what marks would have appeared on this car.

Bob Chaparro


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