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Vintage Westinghouse Dryer - $100 (Georgetown)
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Post# 863738   1/23/2016 at 20:47 (515 days old) by ovrphil (N.Atlanta Georgia )        

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Post# 863802 , Reply# 1   1/24/2016 at 09:33 (515 days old) by bajaespuma (Connecticut)        

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Westinghouse had some talented graphic designers. That control panel is a work of art. Some local buddies who are graphic designers talk about the Westinghouse logo as a seminal piece of GD history, up there with the UPS "Big Brown" campaign.

Post# 863856 , Reply# 2   1/24/2016 at 16:55 (515 days old) by ovrphil (N.Atlanta Georgia )        
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It's why I like your appreciation for appliances, Ken. Not everyone is sensitive to that and I am in no way criticizing what and how much others appreciate their appliances from a design standpoint. But plenty do appreciate the designs. In particular, beside the appealing panel design, note the SIZE of that logo on the front right side of the front panel to assert to the consumer "HEAVY DUTY".
About the only thing you might see, today, in its place is a digital screen to control via your iPhone or Android device.

And I said it before, but your graphic renderings of appliances throughout, are really great, Ken. Thanks!


Post# 863915 , Reply# 3   1/24/2016 at 22:13 (514 days old) by roto204 (Tucson, AZ)        
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Westinghouse's late sixties/early seventies (pre-divestiture) designs must be timeless, because they look great, even now. 


Everything was right about them.


Post# 863924 , Reply# 4   1/24/2016 at 23:52 (514 days old) by laundromat (Hilo, Hawaii)        

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"Cross Vain Tumbling"!

Post# 864063 , Reply# 5   1/25/2016 at 21:35 (513 days old) by askolover (South of Nash Vegas, TN)        

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Neat how the back of the drum looks kinda like current Frigidaire offerings do.

Post# 864121 , Reply# 6   1/26/2016 at 06:25 (513 days old) by combo52 (Beltsville,Md)        
Westinghouse Style and Design

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Through out the 50s all the way to the end around 1974 were some of the best ever. I especially like the modern look of the 60s appliances and on.


It was just too bad that their appliances were known to most consumers to be troublesome even in the 50s.  Even big builders that were obsessed with cost like Levitt abandoned WH in the early 60s.


Hi Greg, yes the dryer back looks a lot like some current FD dryers because it is basically the same dangerous dryer design, many mechanical parts are still interchangeable. I rebuild several of these a week and the back shroud on the rear of the drum is usually filled with brown scorched lint, I should take pictures of all the burned lint I see in these dryers.



Post# 864123 , Reply# 7   1/26/2016 at 06:36 (513 days old) by mopar65 (Almont MI)        
Brown scorched lint

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Every electric FD dryer I have worked on has been the same way John. All it would take is a los of flow and you would have a fire in no time.

Post# 864401 , Reply# 8   1/27/2016 at 20:29 (511 days old) by ovrphil (N.Atlanta Georgia )        

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burnt lint? So, is prodigious efforts to keep it clean result in yet - potential fire hazards or can one keep the fire trucks from visiting?

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