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1955 Easy Launderoll
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Post# 828457   6/18/2015 at 05:15 (831 days old) by brisnat81 (Brisbane Australia)        

Hi All,

I recently found this Gem on Ebay in Sydney, it still belonged to the original owner and was in the basement it was first installed in 60 years ago. She was trying to find it a new home before she moved out to a retirement village.

Unlike a lot of early Aussie Auto's its not all Aluminium which means it should be fixable. It seems to be in ok condition, the spin motor and overdrive turn easily, but the Wash motor or pump are seized.

It is cold fill only, you set the heater control on the left and push the white button to heat, you then select the water level with the missing knob and the wash time. When you close the lid the machine starts.

I'll pull the cabinet off this weekend so I can see if its the motor or the pump that's seized, it'll also give me a chance to check for further leaks or rust.

It came with a single page of Operating instructions, plus the service manual, they put a fair bit of maintenance and love into this machine over the years.

Regards
Nathan


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Post# 828458 , Reply# 1   6/18/2015 at 05:25 (831 days old) by mayfan69 (Brisbane Queensland Australia)        
Looking great Nathan

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Looking very clean and in great condition Nathan.

So close to your holy grail.

Will be great to see it working again!

Cheers
Leon


Post# 828459 , Reply# 2   6/18/2015 at 05:34 (831 days old) by christfr (st louis mo)        

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that is really cool

Post# 828461 , Reply# 3   6/18/2015 at 06:49 (830 days old) by gansky1 (Omaha, The Home of the TV Dinner!)        

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That's a sweet machine - and a good story. Do you know what the tumble and spin speeds are?

Post# 828524 , Reply# 4   6/18/2015 at 19:23 (830 days old) by ronhic (Canberra, Australia)        
Nathan

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That looks marvelous.

 

Thrilled for you to have found such a rare machine here and in what appears to be in such great condition.


Post# 828617 , Reply# 5   6/19/2015 at 11:14 (829 days old) by simpsomatic (Melb, Aust-now Palm Springs,US)        
Shades of Malleys 12

Dials much the same, blue with white indentations. Malleys 12 vintage around 1955. Doubt if Easy was ever a brand manufactured in Australia. Check the manufacturers plate for us. Bolt down I am sure. Cannot wait to see up and running. Two separate motors, one for wash tumble and the other for spin cycle. Great find, means there is probably a Malleys 12 out there somewhere.

Post# 828798 , Reply# 6   6/20/2015 at 15:08 (828 days old) by victoriapark (Australia)        
It is an Australian made Easy

I remember these machines in the 60's and in 1964 Choice Magazine reviewed them in great detail along with other automatics including Malleys Whirlpool, Simpson, Turner, Pope, General Electric, and Hoover Keymatic.

Greg


Post# 954878 , Reply# 7   8/27/2017 at 15:50 by Jetcone (Schenectady-Calrods,Monitor Tops,Toroid Transformers)        
What a machine !!

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Launderoll !!!

 

And a google search brought me right smack here to day !!!

 

 


Post# 954880 , Reply# 8   8/27/2017 at 16:05 by Jetcone (Schenectady-Calrods,Monitor Tops,Toroid Transformers)        
Drive mechanism

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Post# 954881 , Reply# 9   8/27/2017 at 16:06 by Jetcone (Schenectady-Calrods,Monitor Tops,Toroid Transformers)        
Machine patent

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Woweeeeee

Inventors : John Robert Richards and James Moore



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Post# 954882 , Reply# 10   8/27/2017 at 16:07 by Jetcone (Schenectady-Calrods,Monitor Tops,Toroid Transformers)        
alternate drive

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Post# 954883 , Reply# 11   8/27/2017 at 16:08 by Jetcone (Schenectady-Calrods,Monitor Tops,Toroid Transformers)        
twin pulley

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drive system of the Easy/Launderoll



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Post# 954884 , Reply# 12   8/27/2017 at 16:09 by Jetcone (Schenectady-Calrods,Monitor Tops,Toroid Transformers)        
method for saving

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hot water in the Launderoll / Easy / Malleys 



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Post# 954885 , Reply# 13   8/27/2017 at 16:11 by Jetcone (Schenectady-Calrods,Monitor Tops,Toroid Transformers)        
drive that I think is in

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Nate's machines

 

John Robert Richards again!



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Post# 954892 , Reply# 14   8/27/2017 at 16:42 by Jetcone (Schenectady-Calrods,Monitor Tops,Toroid Transformers)        
Easy patent for

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washer/spin drier

 

 



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