Frederick McKinley Jones Biography

Frederick McKinley Jones

Born: 1892
Birthplace: Cincinnati, Ohio

Jones was born in Cincinnati, Ohio. An experienced mechanic, he invented a self-starting gas engine and a series of devices for movie projectors. More importantly, he invented the first automatic refrigeration system for long-haul trucks (1935). Jones was awarded more than 40 patents in the field of refrigeration.

Died: 1961