The state of New York has an unusual item for sale: a morgue refrigerator. The fridge looks like it is a prop on the set of “CSI.”
The ad lists the huge silver appliance, equipped with four doors for body storage, as having “signs of cosmetic wear” but being “fully operational.” It is 8 feet tall, 6 feet wide, and has four drawers for its contents. It previously held corpses for the Office of Mental Health at the Manhattan Psychiatric Center, New York City. Somehow, this has to have a genealogy or family connection but I am not sure how. Perhaps great-uncle Marvin "slept" here.
The item is a Norlake Scientific 4 Drawer Morgue Refrigerator with compressor on top. The ad notes the buyer must pick it up from the Manhattan Psychiatric Center using his or her own transportation. The present owner will not ship it. The ad also sates, “Buyer must dismantle unit to remove from room.”
All major credit cards are accepted.
The sale ends June 06, 2013 at 09:00 AM Eastern time. You can view the ad at http://goo.gl/PQdIy.
I am thinking I could could fit about 2,000 12-ounce cans of beer into this refrigerator.
UPDATE: The auction has now ended and the refrigerator sold for $3,049.00.