Coleman of Glasgow, and in the early part of 1879 one of his machines was fitted on board the Anchor liner " Circassia," which successfully brought a cargo of chilled beef from America-the first imported by the aid of refrigerating machinery, ice having been previously used.
The first successful cargo of frozen mutton from Australia was also brought by a Bell-Coleman machine in 1879.
In the Bell-Coleman machine the air was cooled during compression by means of an injection of water, and further by being brought into contact with a shower of water.
Coleman (Proc. Inst.
At the present time the Bell-Coleman machine has practically ceased to exist.