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Post# 859994   1/4/2016 at 13:38 (684 days old) by vacbear58 (Sutton In Ashfield & London UK)        

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I am ashamed that no one else in the UK is regularly posting here in the wonderful facility that Robert has provided for us to share details of those things we like but have no room for but someone else might.

So, up to the plate again......






Post# 859995 , Reply# 1   1/4/2016 at 13:40 (684 days old) by vacbear58 (Sutton In Ashfield & London UK)        
Belling Classic

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There are a few nice and/or interesting cookers doing the rounds so lets kick off with a nice clean Belling - it looks like it has never been used

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Post# 859996 , Reply# 2   1/4/2016 at 13:43 (684 days old) by vacbear58 (Sutton In Ashfield & London UK)        
Creda Carefree

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Of similar vintage to the Belling. Claimed to be new and unused, the cooker switch beside it may tell a different story

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Post# 859997 , Reply# 3   1/4/2016 at 13:46 (684 days old) by vacbear58 (Sutton In Ashfield & London UK)        
Creda Europa

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Not 1970s but early to mid 1980s. Fan in man oven, provision for rotisserie in grill/second oven

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Post# 859998 , Reply# 4   1/4/2016 at 13:49 (684 days old) by vacbear58 (Sutton In Ashfield & London UK)        
GEC Cavalcade

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Earlier version of this range cooker, mid 1960s

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Post# 860000 , Reply# 5   1/4/2016 at 13:57 (684 days old) by vacbear58 (Sutton In Ashfield & London UK)        
1970s Kitchen

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Not many pictures but this looks lovely

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Post# 860001 , Reply# 6   1/4/2016 at 14:01 (684 days old) by vacbear58 (Sutton In Ashfield & London UK)        
Early 1960s Hygena

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This show what a bargain the previous listing is. Of course it not A Belfast sink, that is just bollo*ks

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Post# 860002 , Reply# 7   1/4/2016 at 14:03 (684 days old) by vacbear58 (Sutton In Ashfield & London UK)        
Elizabeth Ann

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Looks in reasonably condition. How can a house remain empty and unused for that long?

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Post# 860003 , Reply# 8   1/4/2016 at 14:07 (684 days old) by vacbear58 (Sutton In Ashfield & London UK)        
Norfrost Twin Tub

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Always liked these

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Post# 860004 , Reply# 9   1/4/2016 at 14:08 (684 days old) by vacbear58 (Sutton In Ashfield & London UK)        
Kenwood Rotrary Iron

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Post# 860005 , Reply# 10   1/4/2016 at 14:12 (684 days old) by vacbear58 (Sutton In Ashfield & London UK)        
Toaster Oven

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The toaster/oven is not really a concept that ever caught on here so something like this is a rarity, does not look much used

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Post# 860006 , Reply# 11   1/4/2016 at 14:14 (684 days old) by vacbear58 (Sutton In Ashfield & London UK)        
Hoovermatic

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with a Servis Supertwin tabletop, not cheap but reasonable condition

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Post# 860034 , Reply# 12   1/4/2016 at 16:20 (684 days old) by foraloysius (Groningen, the Netherlands)        
Norfrost

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IIRC these twintubs were built by Velaundry in Barendrecht in NL, who also built Velo wringer washers. Unfortunately in the later years the quality went straight down the drain, they are not even worth the thought of buying them. Sad to see one of the few Dutch appliance manufacturers go like that.

Post# 860037 , Reply# 13   1/4/2016 at 16:29 (684 days old) by vacbear58 (Sutton In Ashfield & London UK)        
Norfrost

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Louis
I believe they were made in Holland too. Even if the quality is not so good as earlier years, I still think they are interesting and I think maybe one of the last, if not the last European manufactured twin tubs. Of course going back to the late 1950s and early 1960s the cheapest twin tubs we had here were Rolls, a Dutch design and originally manufacture
Al


Post# 860252 , Reply# 14   1/5/2016 at 15:09 (683 days old) by foraloysius (Groningen, the Netherlands)        

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One of the members of the German forum bought a Velo agitator washer, similar to the Norfrost but without the spindryer. Within the first week the transmission totally fell apart beyond repair. The Velaundry company didn't help him out, he was on his own in this. End of the story was that the machine ended up at the trash.

Stokvis was a Dutch company too (R.S. Stokvis became Erres later). I guess the twintubs sold under the Stokvis name in the UK must have had Dutch roots too.


Post# 860257 , Reply# 15   1/5/2016 at 15:37 (683 days old) by optima (Cumbria England)        
I'm ashamed that no one

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I maybe don't post that much on here but i do appreciate viewing your classic UK monthly posts. Always love seeing what you will find. Take that lovely Belling Classic, i can remember it very well.

Post# 860273 , Reply# 16   1/5/2016 at 17:00 (683 days old) by triumphdolomite (Staffs(UK))        

Al
Your posts are always appreciated, you usually manage to find the kitchens that I miss. I was just taking another look at that lovely olive green one, didn't notice at first that it's only the doors and drawer fronts that survive. And as usual its miles away. I'm slightly puzzled why the ceiling coving stops short of the door/window frame too.
Ian.


Post# 860811 , Reply# 17   1/9/2016 at 05:41 (680 days old) by vacbear58 (Sutton In Ashfield & London UK)        


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Thanks for the kind words, I do wish others would post items, not necessarily to these threads, it can also be done by cutting and pasting the ebay link into the white box just above the ribbon at the top of the screen

Post# 860813 , Reply# 18   1/9/2016 at 05:58 (680 days old) by vacbear58 (Sutton In Ashfield & London UK)        
Velo

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Thank you for the report Louis, such feedback is always useful.

It would be great to find a Stokvis machine, but we live in hope :)


Post# 860814 , Reply# 19   1/9/2016 at 06:08 (680 days old) by vacbear58 (Sutton In Ashfield & London UK)        
Tricity

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Back to land of the deluded if not the demented. It is probably more than 50 years old although not as far as 60. That style of hotplate is very unusual indeed, the narrower (GE Style) is far more common.

I imagine it will not be selling quickly


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Post# 860816 , Reply# 20   1/9/2016 at 06:16 (680 days old) by vacbear58 (Sutton In Ashfield & London UK)        
Cannon Gas Gooker

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There have been a few on these on recently, this one looks to be in excellent order

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Post# 860817 , Reply# 21   1/9/2016 at 06:18 (680 days old) by vacbear58 (Sutton In Ashfield & London UK)        
Another Tricity

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This is probably not much more than 10 years older than the split level posted above, it could be from a different century

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Post# 860819 , Reply# 22   1/9/2016 at 06:20 (680 days old) by vacbear58 (Sutton In Ashfield & London UK)        
Creda

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Probably 1920s

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Post# 860828 , Reply# 23   1/9/2016 at 06:54 (680 days old) by vacbear58 (Sutton In Ashfield & London UK)        
1980s Creda

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Just a tad more up to date LOLOL Not perfect but may be salvageable

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Post# 860829 , Reply# 24   1/9/2016 at 06:56 (680 days old) by vacbear58 (Sutton In Ashfield & London UK)        
Mid 1970s Creda

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An earlier version of the Solarplus, I think its expensive for what it is

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Post# 860830 , Reply# 25   1/9/2016 at 07:06 (680 days old) by vacbear58 (Sutton In Ashfield & London UK)        
Hoover Fridge

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These are always of interest to me, my parents had a slightly larger earlier version of this fridge and I had a slightly smaller version of this same fridge myself.
Manufactured by Zanussi


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Post# 860831 , Reply# 26   1/9/2016 at 07:09 (680 days old) by vacbear58 (Sutton In Ashfield & London UK)        
Retro Microwave 1

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Sharp

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Post# 860832 , Reply# 27   1/9/2016 at 07:12 (680 days old) by vacbear58 (Sutton In Ashfield & London UK)        
Retro Microwave 2

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Sanyo

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Post# 860834 , Reply# 28   1/9/2016 at 07:15 (680 days old) by vacbear58 (Sutton In Ashfield & London UK)        
Parnall Ironer

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Not seen one of these before, late 1950s

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Post# 860835 , Reply# 29   1/9/2016 at 07:17 (680 days old) by vacbear58 (Sutton In Ashfield & London UK)        
Hoover Softwave

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Post# 860836 , Reply# 30   1/9/2016 at 07:20 (680 days old) by vacbear58 (Sutton In Ashfield & London UK)        
Kenwood Super Chef

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Post# 860837 , Reply# 31   1/9/2016 at 07:24 (680 days old) by vacbear58 (Sutton In Ashfield & London UK)        
Earlier Chef

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Mid to late 1960s

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Post# 860839 , Reply# 32   1/9/2016 at 07:26 (680 days old) by vacbear58 (Sutton In Ashfield & London UK)        
Mayag Neptune

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100 seems a good price for the two

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Post# 860840 , Reply# 33   1/9/2016 at 07:27 (680 days old) by vacbear58 (Sutton In Ashfield & London UK)        
Kenwood Electric Pan

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Apparently NIB

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Post# 860886 , Reply# 34   1/9/2016 at 12:50 (679 days old) by triumphdolomite (Staffs(UK))        
Hoover Fridge

Is that a Bendix I see sneaking into the right of the first picture?

Post# 860991 , Reply# 35   1/10/2016 at 04:02 (679 days old) by vacbear58 (Sutton In Ashfield & London UK)        
Hoover Fridge

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Yes Ian it is a Bendix - looks like the one Richard has, although whether a washer or washer/dryer is unknown. I think that is a Tricity President on the other side

Al


Post# 860992 , Reply# 36   1/10/2016 at 04:05 (679 days old) by vacbear58 (Sutton In Ashfield & London UK)        
The other end of the scale

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From the Tricity oven posted above, that was the first of the series, this is the last,

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Post# 860993 , Reply# 37   1/10/2016 at 04:15 (679 days old) by vacbear58 (Sutton In Ashfield & London UK)        
Le Saucier

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Bit of a gadget in my opinion but could be of interest to collectors

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Post# 860994 , Reply# 38   1/10/2016 at 04:16 (679 days old) by vacbear58 (Sutton In Ashfield & London UK)        
The other end of the scale

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Hmmm, I wonder what happened there? I saw that I had posted the Tricity oven twice so edited the posting of the duplicate (this entry) only to fond that the picture had changed on the first posting, so here goes again with the picture

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Post# 860995 , Reply# 39   1/10/2016 at 04:28 (679 days old) by vacbear58 (Sutton In Ashfield & London UK)        
Hotpoint Empress

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Post# 860996 , Reply# 40   1/10/2016 at 04:30 (679 days old) by vacbear58 (Sutton In Ashfield & London UK)        
1970s Wall Cupboards

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Post# 860997 , Reply# 41   1/10/2016 at 04:35 (679 days old) by vacbear58 (Sutton In Ashfield & London UK)        
Tricity Marquis

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From the same seller as the 1970s wood effect wall cupboards. Similar to MOL version of President, conventional single oven and all white finish. This one is around mid-1970s

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Post# 860998 , Reply# 42   1/10/2016 at 04:37 (679 days old) by vacbear58 (Sutton In Ashfield & London UK)        
Philips Coffee Maker

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NIB apparently

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Post# 861407 , Reply# 43   1/12/2016 at 12:52 (676 days old) by vacbear58 (Sutton In Ashfield & London UK)        
I'll have some of what they are smoking

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Revo Cooker. I would say mid 1920s- to Mid 1930s, its in good nick but really - 995? For that money I would have a Neff (or at a push Miele) Oven and induction hob that you very much - I would probably have money over.

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Post# 862338 , Reply# 44   1/17/2016 at 11:49 (671 days old) by vacbear58 (Sutton In Ashfield & London UK)        
Hotpoint Fridge

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Sorry not much time left on this, price is right. early 1960s

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Post# 862339 , Reply# 45   1/17/2016 at 11:51 (671 days old) by vacbear58 (Sutton In Ashfield & London UK)        
Hitachi twintub

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Post# 862340 , Reply# 46   1/17/2016 at 11:55 (671 days old) by vacbear58 (Sutton In Ashfield & London UK)        
late Hoovermatic

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Sounds like they don't know who to use it - although it looks a bit rough a really good clean would make it look a lot better

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Post# 862341 , Reply# 47   1/17/2016 at 12:08 (671 days old) by vacbear58 (Sutton In Ashfield & London UK)        
Spinarinse

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June 1976

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Post# 862342 , Reply# 48   1/17/2016 at 12:10 (671 days old) by vacbear58 (Sutton In Ashfield & London UK)        
Hotpoint Dryer

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Post# 862343 , Reply# 49   1/17/2016 at 12:11 (671 days old) by vacbear58 (Sutton In Ashfield & London UK)        
Metway

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her'es a blast from the 1980s

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Post# 862344 , Reply# 50   1/17/2016 at 12:13 (671 days old) by vacbear58 (Sutton In Ashfield & London UK)        
Old Style

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re-conditioned, post war HMV

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Post# 862345 , Reply# 51   1/17/2016 at 12:16 (671 days old) by vacbear58 (Sutton In Ashfield & London UK)        
RH Kettle

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Wonder why no one had bid, it does not look that bad

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Post# 862347 , Reply# 52   1/17/2016 at 12:18 (671 days old) by vacbear58 (Sutton In Ashfield & London UK)        
Retro Pifco Kettle

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I would say 1960s NIB

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Post# 862348 , Reply# 53   1/17/2016 at 12:20 (671 days old) by vacbear58 (Sutton In Ashfield & London UK)        
Kitchen Cabinets & Doors

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Would have been a help if they had put the sizes on the listing. I would say late 1970s

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Post# 862349 , Reply# 54   1/17/2016 at 12:24 (671 days old) by vacbear58 (Sutton In Ashfield & London UK)        
1965 Kitchen

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Certainly looks that period, had to say if custom made or not, has some similarity to Wrighton units but that may have just bee reproduced. Price is certainly right. In Bromley, south London

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Post# 862743 , Reply# 55   1/19/2016 at 02:29 (670 days old) by vacbear58 (Sutton In Ashfield & London UK)        
1970s Kitchen

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Full of orange goodness - probably from about 1973/74

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Post# 862744 , Reply# 56   1/19/2016 at 02:31 (670 days old) by vacbear58 (Sutton In Ashfield & London UK)        
Contact grill

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more orange loveliness. Apparently unused

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Post# 862745 , Reply# 57   1/19/2016 at 02:33 (670 days old) by vacbear58 (Sutton In Ashfield & London UK)        
Classic style MT toaster

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but from the 1970s, NIB

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Post# 862746 , Reply# 58   1/19/2016 at 02:35 (670 days old) by vacbear58 (Sutton In Ashfield & London UK)        
Proctor Sliex toaster

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Also NIB

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Post# 862747 , Reply# 59   1/19/2016 at 02:36 (670 days old) by vacbear58 (Sutton In Ashfield & London UK)        
Small Braun Processor

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I remember these so I would say 1990s - looks NIB too although not advertised as such

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Post# 862748 , Reply# 60   1/19/2016 at 02:38 (670 days old) by vacbear58 (Sutton In Ashfield & London UK)        
Philips Can Opener

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NIB

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Post# 862749 , Reply# 61   1/19/2016 at 02:45 (670 days old) by vacbear58 (Sutton In Ashfield & London UK)        
Teafal Carving Knife

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In box but not new by the look of it

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Post# 862750 , Reply# 62   1/19/2016 at 02:47 (670 days old) by vacbear58 (Sutton In Ashfield & London UK)        
Planning a retro bedroom

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Just the thing

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Post# 862751 , Reply# 63   1/19/2016 at 02:48 (670 days old) by vacbear58 (Sutton In Ashfield & London UK)        
1960s Coffee Set

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NIB

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Post# 862752 , Reply# 64   1/19/2016 at 02:50 (670 days old) by vacbear58 (Sutton In Ashfield & London UK)        
1960s Clock

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A little TLC could be as good as new

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Post# 862754 , Reply# 65   1/19/2016 at 03:54 (670 days old) by brucelucenta (Italy)        

I see appliances that look similar to what we have had here, but some definite differences too. Were most of the automatic washers in the UK front load? I have heard that they were and that the twin tub machines were quite popular through the seventies or so. I am just curious about it, since from the late 40's through the nineties in the USA top loading automatics were king. It seems interesting to me that we were really the only country where that happened. Most other countries had mostly front loading machines.

Post# 862799 , Reply# 66   1/19/2016 at 07:59 (670 days old) by vacbear58 (Sutton In Ashfield & London UK)        
Fiat Fridge

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never even dreamed that Fiat made fridges, this looks in remarkably good condition, particularly the door interior

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Post# 862800 , Reply# 67   1/19/2016 at 08:02 (670 days old) by vacbear58 (Sutton In Ashfield & London UK)        
Armana

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This is tempting at its near to where I live and the price is certainly right - had I not bought my big f*!k off Miele Fridge Freezer last year it would be impossible to resist.

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Post# 862853 , Reply# 68   1/19/2016 at 12:59 (669 days old) by vacbear58 (Sutton In Ashfield & London UK)        
@ brucelucenta

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Bruce

I am going to be a bit lazy here, I wrote extensively about this on another thread so I will re-produce what I wrote there:

The first automatic really to be aimed to the general British public was the English Electric Liberator (based on WH Spacemates) in 1959. By then Bendix, who had been offering automatics since 1950 or so also had an automatic at around the same price but these were around 35% more expensive than a twin tub, which for the most part, were priced between 80 (Servis Supertwin & Hoovematic at around 85) & 90 (Hotpoint Supermatic) which was a substantial price differential.

And twin tubs were heavily promoted, particularly by Hoover (the much simpler construction of the HM must have made them very healthy profits indeed compared to other manufacturers) but also by soap powder manufacturers as twin tubs were almost exclusively used in their adverts until the 1970s.

The Keymatic arrived in 1961 with the Hotpoint and Servis automatics (both top loaders) in around late 1962 early 1963. As the 1960s progressed more machines came and went and the prices became relatively cheaper although still more expensive than a twin tub. Additional plumbing for an automatic was also a factor (much more of a big deal than it is today) to push up the price and also a resistance factor in terms of the disruption it promised of "having men in".

So machines were usually supplied with wheels although it would be a hefty woman who would describe them as readily portable to give the impression they could be used without permanent plumbing. Also they came in a variety of sizes and most needed access to the top in one form or another meaning that they would cut into the already limited counter space in the typically small British kitchen.

The first washer to really counter this in terms of price was the Hoover Automatic around 1968, a down market version of the (now horizontal drum) Keymatic which was around the same price as a TOL twin tub.

But it was not until around 1972 or so that the market really began to change with the balance of sales swinging towards the automatic - around this time Hoover, Hotpoint and Servis introduced (front loading) models which would easily fit under a counter and did not require to be moved. They also all produced matching tumble dryers which could be stacked - previously English Electric was the only manufacturer to do so, as indeed they had from 1960 providing a complete solution to the laundry "problem". Also these machines were smaller than previously fitting into a 2ft x 2ft foot print - and indeed the Servis was rather smaller than this - it was amazing how much they managed to cram into the smaller cabinet.

And of course the Italian manufactured machines - Indesit with their low priced models (cheaper than top end twin tubs) and to an extent Bendix (which has been manufactured for some years by Philco in Italy) and very soon Zanussi were starting to make their presence felt.

Along with this there were changes in the market as women's expectations increased - where in 1950 a hand wringer washer was a god send (and it was) the twin tub (around 10 years later) and an automatic (around 10 years after that) were natural step ups. By this time also, the market for "second buy" machines was also developing as twin tubs naturally came to the end of their life. And more women of course were going out to work so again the automatic was the natural choice to cut the domestic work load - "wash day - just forget it" - a slogan from 10 years previously.

But note that the popular machines were almost exclusively front loading automatics - by 1970 the only conventional top loader was the Hotpoint, which pretty much satisfied the, now, niche market for such a machine as it continued to do so for around another 25 years as shown by the machines at the start of the thread. There were also top loading H Axis machines, but these catered for a rather different niche - both of these markets exist to this day and are still catered for.

There are a couple of other factors to throw into the mix:

1. It seems the domestic washer market (and in truth most domestic appliances) was more advanced in the US than in the UK so by the 1930s wringer washers, and to an extent, twin tubs were far more common in the US than UK.

It seems to me that, when making a choice between the two major labour saving appliances of the time the vacuum cleaner won out over the washing machine. Partly due to there not being a high volume manufacturer in the UK in the 1930s (that is not to say they were not made, just not in high volumes) and partly due to the extensive marketing of particularly Hoover and Electrolux - so the vacuum cleaner won out.

It may also be that laundry (typically once a week) was considered less of a chore than the requirements of cleaning a whole house on a daily, or at least several times a week. This also when it was not unusual to send washing out to laundries or even employ someone to come in and do it for you. And, for the less well off there were municipal, communal facilities available. And what washing machines there were cost considerably more than a vacuum.

The situation was turned on its head in 1948 when Hoover brought out their wringer washer, cheap to buy (cheaper to manufacture!) or at least at a price not much more than a good vacuum, easy to use and, most importantly, small enough to easily fit in the typically small (and I cannot emphasise this too much) British kitchen. This lead to a developing wringer washer market in the 1950s - with both large and compact machines. Ten years later they did the same again with the Hoovermatic twin tub, which kick started a whole new market which their main competitors picked up on as it was basically mature technology for them in terms of components. The move to automatics was much more gradual taking about 15 years in total - when twin tubs came out wringer washers were to all intents and purposes dead in the water.

2. I understand that the first automatic in the US was the Bendix which they wrapped up tight in patents so that anyone wanting to produce something similar had to pay them a royalty for each unit. So most manufacturers adapted the technology they were familiar with - wringer washers - to produce their own version of an automatic washer. This had the added benefit that it was a washing system that North American were well accustomed to after many years of seeing wringer washers - this was not the case in the UK where there was no established, or should I say, deeply grounded technology. I think there may well be an argument that if Bendix had not held on so tight to the technology the market penetration of the front loader would have been much higher - as it was it became a niche market, just like the top loader did in the UK. I will also add that larger American homes, often with basements (unusual here) could accommodate the larger machines much more easily without compromising counter space in the kitchen - considered the logical place for them here. I am firmly of the belief that this one thing was the major factor in the UK at least although front loaders are the largely the norm all over Europe although the French market in particular, seems to have a much higher penetration of H Axis top loaders (same washing principle as front loader, the machines are much narrower than a regular front loader) than most other regions where they are much more of a niche product - or at least this is what I have come to understand.

Gosh, that was a long answer to a short question LOL

Al


Post# 862981 , Reply# 69   1/20/2016 at 02:12 (669 days old) by vacbear58 (Sutton In Ashfield & London UK)        
And back to our regular programming ...

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Kenwood Recipe book

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Post# 862982 , Reply# 70   1/20/2016 at 02:14 (669 days old) by vacbear58 (Sutton In Ashfield & London UK)        
Robot Chef

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One of the first food processors on sale here - 1970s but looks in good condition

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Post# 862983 , Reply# 71   1/20/2016 at 02:15 (669 days old) by vacbear58 (Sutton In Ashfield & London UK)        
Kenwood Chef

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I think it is unusual to get the A701 in this colour scheme, moreso than the 901

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Post# 862984 , Reply# 72   1/20/2016 at 02:18 (669 days old) by vacbear58 (Sutton In Ashfield & London UK)        
Early A700

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I would rate the seller's expectations as optimistic although it looks like a reasonable example and not often found with the red highlights which are original but not common on this early version

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Post# 862985 , Reply# 73   1/20/2016 at 02:20 (669 days old) by vacbear58 (Sutton In Ashfield & London UK)        
A901

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Depending on what the reserve is this could be a good but as there are a lot of extras included and the machine looks in reasonable condition although it could be up to 40 years old

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Post# 862986 , Reply# 74   1/20/2016 at 02:25 (669 days old) by vacbear58 (Sutton In Ashfield & London UK)        
Main Gas Cooker

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1970s I would have thought, not as clan as they claim and expensive at 75. I wonder why there are pictures of it in two kitchens? Or at least two different lots of units?

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Post# 862987 , Reply# 75   1/20/2016 at 02:27 (669 days old) by vacbear58 (Sutton In Ashfield & London UK)        
Frigidaire Fridge

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Early 1960s I would say

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Post# 862988 , Reply# 76   1/20/2016 at 02:29 (669 days old) by vacbear58 (Sutton In Ashfield & London UK)        
The Hotpoint Plan

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Washing guide

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Post# 862989 , Reply# 77   1/20/2016 at 02:34 (669 days old) by vacbear58 (Sutton In Ashfield & London UK)        
Duomatic

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"but not as we know it Jim"

I think this must be a Rolls machine although it is not branded as such


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Post# 863057 , Reply# 78   1/20/2016 at 11:40 (668 days old) by vacbear58 (Sutton In Ashfield & London UK)        
80s Kitchen

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This is very typical of a middle to upper range kitchen from the 1980s - never a style I particularly liked. Appliances are replacements of course

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Post# 863060 , Reply# 79   1/20/2016 at 11:52 (668 days old) by vacbear58 (Sutton In Ashfield & London UK)        
Braun juicer

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Post# 863061 , Reply# 80   1/20/2016 at 11:58 (668 days old) by vacbear58 (Sutton In Ashfield & London UK)        
AGA

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This is not something I would normally post here but the price is so good (it will probably shoot way up at the end) that I thought someone might be interested. This of course if a faux AGA and does not seem to be a heat storage unit - gas top and electric (I suppose) ovens

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Post# 863062 , Reply# 81   1/20/2016 at 12:02 (668 days old) by vacbear58 (Sutton In Ashfield & London UK)        
And here is another

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I am not planning to make a habit of this but this could be a bargain for someone - all gas

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Post# 863063 , Reply# 82   1/20/2016 at 12:06 (668 days old) by vacbear58 (Sutton In Ashfield & London UK)        
Moulinex Processer

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I had one of these for YEARS! And actually it was pretty good

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Post# 863096 , Reply# 83   1/20/2016 at 16:48 (668 days old) by foraloysius (Groningen, the Netherlands)        
Braun Citromatic 2

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I have one of those. Like the one in the picture, mine is real white and has the red letters on it. I bought mine in the eighties. Later models had a more beige colour and had black letters on them. Some newer models even had a clear lid. I love the Braun design from that era! Unfortunately the juicer is not very practical. The reservoir is small and it doesn't poor very good.

I was wondering if that 80's kitchen was from a German brand. You saw those kitchens in every German interior magazine.


Post# 863230 , Reply# 84   1/21/2016 at 07:56 (668 days old) by vacbear58 (Sutton In Ashfield & London UK)        
Braun

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Louis

I agree 100% with your comment about the Braun styling which seems elegant but yet functional - I think I bought my father one of these, or one like it, when he moved to Cyprus as I thought he would have a lot of citrus fruit to squeeze :)

I agree too that the kitchen could be German (I think I have seen that style in Alno and perhaps also Poggenpohl although British companies were producing similar varieties at the time. Personally I prefer all laminate cabinets which are a great deal easier to keep clean - always a good thing in my book. The one exception for me would be the 1970s Poggenpohl design with had a (almost) black finish with horizontal wood panel effect - they had a large square handle - I would have one of those in a second.

I can hardly believe that the first picture could be Poggenpohl although it is advertised as such - that style was everywhere here in the 1990s, even the cheapest manufacturers used it.

The second is much more to my taste (Ok its a lot more modern) although the different heights of the tall units to the wall units would have me twitching - I could not live with that at any price.

Al


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Post# 863289 , Reply# 85   1/21/2016 at 12:44 (667 days old) by foraloysius (Groningen, the Netherlands)        

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Alistair,

SieMatic had several of such kitchens in their assortment.

I like that second kitchen too! The reason for the lower units on the side was probably that they make the kitchen a bit less massive. Just imagine that wall would be totally filled with units.

BTW, do I spot two Gaggenau ovens there?

And yes, I do know what kitchen you mean. I tried to Google it, but couldn't find anything. I remember such a kitchen with a white counter and red countertop appliances.


Post# 863441 , Reply# 86   1/22/2016 at 06:53 (667 days old) by vacbear58 (Sutton In Ashfield & London UK)        
Poggenpohl

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Louis

You certainly do see two Gaggenau ovens in there and it looks like a Gaggenau 4 burner gas and 2 burner solid hotplates. The seller in in London where there should be a ready supply of natural gas so I cannot understand why they should include those horrible electric plates in such an expensive. Were they on a propane gas supply I could see it as a back up should the propane tanks accidentally run out but I cannot understand any other reason - I am sure you know as well as I there are a wide variety of other "domino" units they could have chosen.

Back to vintage kitchens - I forgot about SieMatic, of course I know the name. So that others know what the heck we were talking about there is an image below of the style I like so much, I think it looks good in mahogany too. This picture was from April 1976. I love the SS finish AEG Favorit dishwasher too - a 1970s AEG Dishwasher is one of the very few left on my "want list"

Al


Post# 863443 , Reply# 87   1/22/2016 at 06:56 (667 days old) by vacbear58 (Sutton In Ashfield & London UK)        
More Poggenpohl

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Post# 863460 , Reply# 88   1/22/2016 at 08:00 (667 days old) by foraloysius (Groningen, the Netherlands)        
Solid electric plates

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Alistair,

That is indeed the type of kitchen we were talking about. What a great picture! And that AEG dishwasher is to die for!

Actually there are people who liked those solid burners. My mother cooked almost all her life on it. She had difficulties adapting to gas burners in her apartment. She thought things went way too fast and things burnt easily. Solid burners are very good for slow cooking on lower temperatures. I don't think there is much difference with an AGA, you can put the pot always a bit off the burner, just like with an AGA.


Post# 865071 , Reply# 89   2/1/2016 at 12:25 (656 days old) by mikeymatic (Manchester UK)        
Philco Washing Machine

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This looks like a rare one.

Mike


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