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50s GE Turquoise Fridge on the Cape $1,000 !!!
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Post# 911808   12/19/2016 at 13:31 by toploader55 (Massachusetts Sand Bar, Cape Cod)        

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There's a batch of good stuff they're smokin.

Certainly not Pristine.

Post# 911810 , Reply# 1   12/19/2016 at 13:52 by rp2813 (The Big Blue Bubble)        

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Looks like a '55, and they're charging over 5 times what it's worth even though it's actually in nice shape and has all of its parts -- including the meat pan.


I'm not certain if exterior colors were optional or special order in 1955, or whether turquoise was among the choices.  My guess is that Cadet Blue came along on GE appliances before any turquoise shade did.

Post# 911813 , Reply# 2   12/19/2016 at 14:04 by toploader55 (Massachusetts Sand Bar, Cape Cod)        

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Never thought of that Ralph... You're more than likely right about the Cadet Blue before Turquoise.

Post# 911822 , Reply# 3   12/19/2016 at 16:22 by pulltostart (Mobile, AL)        

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They were all introduced in 1955.  As far as I know, they were made available at the same time; not individually.  Mix-or-Match colors:


Turquoise Green.

Cadet Blue.

Woodtone Brown.

Petal Pink.

Canary Yellow.



Post# 911823 , Reply# 4   12/19/2016 at 16:23 by pulltostart (Mobile, AL)        

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Satin white.



Post# 911825 , Reply# 5   12/19/2016 at 17:32 by goatfarmer (South Bend, home of Champions)        
This one's.....

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Post# 911863 , Reply# 6   12/19/2016 at 22:43 by rp2813 (The Big Blue Bubble)        

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Oh yeah, the ebay one is worse.  Not even a single door Combination from the looks of it.


Thanks for the color info.

Post# 911904 , Reply# 7   12/20/2016 at 08:54 by ken (Ulster Hgts, NY)        

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Dream on. I've got one exactly like it including the meat pan. Was high bidder on it on Ebay about seven years ago at $11.50. Got a another one for free that was found three miles from home.

Post# 912159 , Reply# 8   12/22/2016 at 12:41 by TickldTurquoise (Maryland)        

Ken, would you be willing to sell one of your GE fridges? I'm looking for one to put in my 1961 Spartan trailer. Thank you! Sally

Post# 912310 , Reply# 9   12/23/2016 at 12:25 by ken (Ulster Hgts, NY)        

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Even though both of them work the one I got nearby I would actually consider a good parts donor. I plan on using the other one in the future. Keep looking on CL. Nice vintage two doors come up often enough you should be able to find one.

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Post# 912321 , Reply# 10   12/23/2016 at 13:10 by goatfarmer (South Bend, home of Champions)        

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I have a mid 50's GE single door, smaller one, that would probably go well in a Spartan trailer. Worked when I put it in storage, but needs some resto. But logistics may be a problem.

Post# 912327 , Reply# 11   12/23/2016 at 14:27 by ken (Ulster Hgts, NY)        

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How about this one in Bowie, MD? Ad is almost a month old though.

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Post# 912330 , Reply# 12   12/23/2016 at 15:37 by rp2813 (The Big Blue Bubble)        

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Too bad that Hotpoint isn't in working order, but that explains why the ad is still up.  Contending with a door seal like that one, it's no wonder it likely worked itself to death.


It looks like a perfect size for a trailer, though.

Post# 912333 , Reply# 13   12/23/2016 at 15:53 by ken (Ulster Hgts, NY)        

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Don't know how I missed the part about it not working! If I had noticed that I wouldn't have posted it. I think I was concentrating on prices on the ads. We all know how most people today think anything "vintage" is worth big $$$. Some of the prices I saw on some of them were ridiculous.

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