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Super Cool Coldspot French Door Refrigerator
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Post# 683460   6/10/2013 at 22:48 (1,505 days old) by gansky1 (Omaha, The Home of the TV Dinner!)        

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Post# 683461 , Reply# 1   6/10/2013 at 22:50 (1,505 days old) by gansky1 (Omaha, The Home of the TV Dinner!)        

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Money shot -- there's an ice maker too

Post# 683462 , Reply# 2   6/10/2013 at 22:55 (1,505 days old) by alr2903 (TN)        

I loved looking through the Sears book years ago.  That refrigerator is one I have never seen.  Kind of an oddball with the full width top  freezer door hinged on the left. I am glad you archived the photo. Thanks. arthur


Post# 683490 , Reply# 3   6/11/2013 at 06:50 (1,504 days old) by combo52 (Beltsville,Md)        
French Door Coldspot Refrigerator

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We saw quite a few of these over the years but like 99% of Frost Free refs from the 60s they are now long gone.

 

This series also included a bottom freezer model and a unique three door SXS where the upper left section could be converted from a freezer to a fresh food section and back as storage needs changed.

 

These refs had a designers name on the door and when you bought one they engraved a little piece of aluminum trim and added the owners name next to the designers name.

 

These were very well built refs  [ Whirlpool Built ] in their day and one could use one today if you find one in good enough condition. Be prepared for power bill shock if you decide to plug one in at home, this ref would easily use 150-200 KWs per MONTH to operate.

 


Post# 683554 , Reply# 4   6/11/2013 at 17:04 (1,504 days old) by goatfarmer (South Bend, home of Champions)        

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That's a beautiful fridge, for once, I can say 'I wish it were closer...,"

 

I also remember a Coldspot French Door, that could be hinged in the middle, so the doors swung out from the middle. Or they could both open from the left, etc.

 

I have handles from a Coldspot, that say "Designed by Sundberg Ferrer". They are on a cabinet in my garage.


Post# 683571 , Reply# 5   6/11/2013 at 19:21 (1,504 days old) by cuffs054 (GA)        

Gee, that is nice.

Post# 683572 , Reply# 6   6/11/2013 at 19:27 (1,504 days old) by Launderess (Quiet Please, There´s a Lady on Stage)        
Are The Bottles of Champagne Included?

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Just asking!

Post# 683576 , Reply# 7   6/11/2013 at 20:30 (1,504 days old) by coldspot66 (Plymouth, Mass)        

We had the bottom freezer french door version of this design. It was called "twindor cupboard". It had french provincial handles and 2 nameplates on the refrig doors. One said "Designed by Sundberg Ferrer" and the other said "designed for _____." You sent it in with your last name and they engraved it on the nameplate to be put on the other refrig door. I LOVED that refrigerator, though it was an energy hog. Had Spacemaster interior and swing out freezer baskets with a HUGE ice bucket. We were the firsr family on our street to have an automatic icemaker. That refrigerator ran for 33 years with only 2 or 3 repairs. I did replace a noisy evaporator fan motor and a cold control. I think Sears replaced the drain trough heater once as well. Same relay, condenser fan, light bulbs,defrost timer and heater and ice maker for all those years. The rotary compressor finally gave out. That's why my screen name is "Coldspot 66"!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Post# 683590 , Reply# 8   6/11/2013 at 21:36 (1,504 days old) by A440 ()        

What an awesome Coldspot!
I would love to find one like this!


Post# 683599 , Reply# 9   6/11/2013 at 23:13 (1,504 days old) by redcarpetdrew (Concord, CA (But my heart will always be in sweet Nevada!))        
A bottom freezer like this?

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I can't find the image of the three door side by side but I know where three still live and cool here in Reno. The only fridge that gives the Foodarama a run for the money as far as pure hernia producing weight...

RCD


Post# 683613 , Reply# 10   6/12/2013 at 00:24 (1,504 days old) by rp2813 (The Big Blue Bubble)        

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OMG Andy!  That BF model is absolutely mesmerizing!  I don't care how much it might cost to operate!

 

Are those casters original equipment?


Post# 683665 , Reply# 11   6/12/2013 at 10:42 (1,503 days old) by danemodsandy (The Bramford, Apt. 7-E)        
Here's The Convertible Version....

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....In a 1969 Sears Coldspot ad with actress Anne Baxter - one of a series of "famous customers" ads, all with the same theme: People who could afford anything chose Sears.

In this photo, Baxter is plotting to replace her fridge with a newer model....;)


Post# 683700 , Reply# 12   6/12/2013 at 16:46 (1,503 days old) by CircleW (NE Cincinnati OH area)        

My friend Glenna D. had the bottom freezer version. The cabinet was white, with brown woodgrain panels on the doors. She got it around '66-'67.

Post# 683705 , Reply# 13   6/12/2013 at 18:02 (1,503 days old) by rp2813 (The Big Blue Bubble)        

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How do the double doors seal in the middle?  I don't see anything resembling a modern day flipperflopper device on the edge of either door.


Post# 683713 , Reply# 14   6/12/2013 at 20:15 (1,503 days old) by roto204 (Tucson, AZ)        
Sundberg Ferar

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Sweet fridge! That's high-fashion. Apparently Sundberg Ferar is still around, too, still doing industrial design:



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Post# 685616 , Reply# 15   6/25/2013 at 18:11 (1,490 days old) by jamiel (Detroit, Michigan)        

Just up the street from us...who knew! Interesting list of class A clients.


Post# 685626 , Reply# 16   6/25/2013 at 19:06 (1,490 days old) by redcarpetdrew (Concord, CA (But my heart will always be in sweet Nevada!))        
Were the casters standard equipment?

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LOL! Not on any of those back killing monsters I ever had to move!

RCD





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