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Post# 919346   2/5/2017 at 04:20 (310 days old) by chestermikeuk (Rainhill *Home of the RailwayTrials* Merseyside,UK)        

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Met up with Al last weekend to pick up another few classic finds for everyone to share @ The Emporium. A rainy day in Cumbria didnt dampen our enthusiasm as we stepped into a vintage timewarp from the early 70`s. This was a newbuild house early 70`s high above the town was situated in a close of 8 detached tall roofed houses with tree filled gardens. The original owners stayed until present day and the now new owner was busy transforming it into a modern home for his family....

Here are the first pics straight from the cars..Presenting the Hotpoint 1504 top loader from 1971 and the Hoover black paneled Superjet dishwasher with spinning basket !!








Post# 919347 , Reply# 1   2/5/2017 at 04:24 (310 days old) by chestermikeuk (Rainhill *Home of the RailwayTrials* Merseyside,UK)        
More Vintage Finds: Hotpoint 1504 & Hoover Superjet

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The Hotpoint 1504 was first introduced in September 1969 and had the first "Timeline" a red line indicator used with wash / programme selection to indicate wash progress.

Post# 919348 , Reply# 2   2/5/2017 at 04:30 (310 days old) by chestermikeuk (Rainhill *Home of the RailwayTrials* Merseyside,UK)        
More Vintage Finds: Hotpoint 1504 & Hoover Superjet

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I first saw this model as a kid visiting my friend whose parents ran a large pub and restaurant. This was the work and family washer, situated in an upstairs room the tall back could be seen from the roadway outside, (at eye level from the school bus ha ha ) the waste pipe used to billow steam from all the hotwashes as it hit the drain on cold days.

Post# 919349 , Reply# 3   2/5/2017 at 04:34 (310 days old) by chestermikeuk (Rainhill *Home of the RailwayTrials* Merseyside,UK)        
Hotpoint 1504

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The brushed chrome dials edged with black plastic are typical 70`s and remind me of many hi-fi systems of the era..

Post# 919350 , Reply# 4   2/5/2017 at 04:40 (310 days old) by chestermikeuk (Rainhill *Home of the RailwayTrials* Merseyside,UK)        
Hotpoint 1504

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It also had a "Bio" or powders switch which made any programme COLD fill and took advantage of the new range of biological detergents such as Ariel....

A two position SPIN selector was for a long Cottons spin @ 1050rpm and a shorter spin for delicate fabrics. A 3 position LOAD LEVEL gave you options for Small Medium or Large capacity which was rated at 11lbs of dry clothing.


Post# 919351 , Reply# 5   2/5/2017 at 04:46 (310 days old) by chestermikeuk (Rainhill *Home of the RailwayTrials* Merseyside,UK)        
Hotpoint 1504

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Serial Plate = the all original metal stamped plates of the era, made by British Domestic Appliances , head office in Peterborough - the machine was made in Llandudno Junction, North Wales - the original factory of Hotpoint Laundry Appliances

Post# 919352 , Reply# 6   2/5/2017 at 04:50 (310 days old) by chestermikeuk (Rainhill *Home of the RailwayTrials* Merseyside,UK)        
Hotpoint 1504

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Rear View, cardboard back panel, lower water damage from splashing waste pipe..

Post# 919353 , Reply# 7   2/5/2017 at 04:52 (310 days old) by chestermikeuk (Rainhill *Home of the RailwayTrials* Merseyside,UK)        
Hotpoint 1504

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Original instructions, guarantee cards and registration documentation.

Post# 919355 , Reply# 8   2/5/2017 at 04:59 (310 days old) by chestermikeuk (Rainhill *Home of the RailwayTrials* Merseyside,UK)        
Hotpoint 1504

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Washing instructions under the lid, the original 7 wash programmes, as based on the HLCC (The Home Laundering and Consultative Council of the UK) you can see why we still refer to a wash by numbers, so for the maiden washout we used a Number 2 - hot 60d cotton vigerous wash, 2 rinses and fast spin.

Post# 919356 , Reply# 9   2/5/2017 at 05:01 (310 days old) by chestermikeuk (Rainhill *Home of the RailwayTrials* Merseyside,UK)        
Hotpoint 1504

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Maiden washout....spilt powder provided a sudzy cleanout..

Post# 919358 , Reply# 10   2/5/2017 at 05:07 (310 days old) by chestermikeuk (Rainhill *Home of the RailwayTrials* Merseyside,UK)        
Hotpoint 1504

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Underneath view, this is the view after 47 yrs of use, a metal rigid baseframe and tripod stand hold the first of the newstyle polypropelene outer tubs.

Post# 919359 , Reply# 11   2/5/2017 at 05:13 (310 days old) by chestermikeuk (Rainhill *Home of the RailwayTrials* Merseyside,UK)        
Hotpoint 1504

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Inside under tub view, wiring to the heater unit...mint condition after 46 years.

Post# 919360 , Reply# 12   2/5/2017 at 05:16 (310 days old) by chestermikeuk (Rainhill *Home of the RailwayTrials* Merseyside,UK)        
Hotpoint 1504

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Only wear & tear is from the pump, the cork seal usual leaking, nothing that cant be sorted !!

Post# 919363 , Reply# 13   2/5/2017 at 05:29 (310 days old) by chestermikeuk (Rainhill *Home of the RailwayTrials* Merseyside,UK)        
Hotpoint 1504

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The inner tub is made of Vitreous Enamel coated steel , this one has a nice flecked speckles of white on dark blue background, spin holes seen clearly with the back off and daylight shining through !!

Post# 919364 , Reply# 14   2/5/2017 at 05:39 (310 days old) by chestermikeuk (Rainhill *Home of the RailwayTrials* Merseyside,UK)        
Hotpoint 1504

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And sooo, now to start on the bombsite from the last mini meet ha ha (you know who you are !!) and fit in and moove around a few weshers..we can see how its easy to run out of space, it appears we are NOT following Uni`s One In One Out Rule....

Post# 919365 , Reply# 15   2/5/2017 at 05:42 (310 days old) by chestermikeuk (Rainhill *Home of the RailwayTrials* Merseyside,UK)        
Hotpoint 1504

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And a few hours later all sorted, looking good, the lineup of Hotpoint TopLoaders.. 1964 to 1990

Post# 919366 , Reply# 16   2/5/2017 at 05:47 (310 days old) by chestermikeuk (Rainhill *Home of the RailwayTrials* Merseyside,UK)        
Hotpoint 1504

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Alistair with the maiden washload, a number 2 wash, Cottons Hot, vigerous wash, bio switch selected, took 1.5 hrs from very cold, then 1 static rinse, 1 spray rinse and a final deep rinse topped off with a 1050rpm long spin.

Post# 919367 , Reply# 17   2/5/2017 at 05:52 (310 days old) by chestermikeuk (Rainhill *Home of the RailwayTrials* Merseyside,UK)        
Hotpoint 1504

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1504 in line up with too the left the 1501 from 1965 and 1509 from 1969

Post# 919368 , Reply# 18   2/5/2017 at 05:55 (310 days old) by chestermikeuk (Rainhill *Home of the RailwayTrials* Merseyside,UK)        
Hotpoint 1504

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The Launderama is ready for action

Post# 919369 , Reply# 19   2/5/2017 at 05:57 (310 days old) by chestermikeuk (Rainhill *Home of the RailwayTrials* Merseyside,UK)        
Hotpoint 1504

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Lids open at the ready !!

Post# 919370 , Reply# 20   2/5/2017 at 06:01 (310 days old) by chestermikeuk (Rainhill *Home of the RailwayTrials* Merseyside,UK)        
Hotpoint Topladers 1964 - 1990

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And new to vintage...a span of 30yrs a great run, the design was basically the same - If it aint broke, Dont Fix It !!

Post# 919371 , Reply# 21   2/5/2017 at 06:13 (310 days old) by chestermikeuk (Rainhill *Home of the RailwayTrials* Merseyside,UK)        
Hoover SuperJet Dishwasher

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At this point am hoping Al has more pics of the Hoover SuperJet Dishwasher, I am just editing film footage of the Hotpoint BUT just after the wash filming we had a flood (talk about Pride before a Fall) which gave me a serious sense of humour failure knowing we had to move every single piece of kit to mop dry...ha ha - NOT !!

There was a good outcome though, the next words uttered where " Well That Settles It - the newbuild is having 4 inch standpipes and floor drains - Yup

The link is to a super thread that Paul (MatchboxPaul) produced a while ago and shows the timeline and info on the fabulous washing machines!!


CLICK HERE TO GO TO chestermikeuk's LINK




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Post# 919374 , Reply# 22   2/5/2017 at 06:28 (310 days old) by chestermikeuk (Rainhill *Home of the RailwayTrials* Merseyside,UK)        
Hoover AutoJet Dishwasher

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This was the 2nd model of Hoover Europes entry into dishwashing complete with spinning basket, this one has like the Hotpoint very light use, floor panel removed for checking of pipes etc...

Post# 919376 , Reply# 23   2/5/2017 at 06:33 (310 days old) by chestermikeuk (Rainhill *Home of the RailwayTrials* Merseyside,UK)        
Hoover SuperJet Dishwasher

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Pre-cleaning, Base panel removed for checking, look at the size of the solenoidion motor and drain pump, heater box look mint...

Post# 919377 , Reply# 24   2/5/2017 at 06:37 (310 days old) by chestermikeuk (Rainhill *Home of the RailwayTrials* Merseyside,UK)        
Hoover SuperJet Dishwasher

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All looks in fine fettle, no split pipes and has certainly stood the test of time...

Post# 919379 , Reply# 25   2/5/2017 at 06:43 (310 days old) by chestermikeuk (Rainhill *Home of the RailwayTrials* Merseyside,UK)        
Hoover SuperJet Dishwasher

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And drain pump...the weird thing is the water inlet pipe is larger than the drain hose on these models...

Post# 919380 , Reply# 26   2/5/2017 at 06:49 (310 days old) by chestermikeuk (Rainhill *Home of the RailwayTrials* Merseyside,UK)        
Hoover SuperJet Dishwasher

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And an advert from the era, smart looking dishwasher dont you think ?

Post# 919412 , Reply# 27   2/5/2017 at 09:59 (310 days old) by marky_mark (Sitges, Barcelona)        

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Absolutely fantastic, Mike!  Really looking forward to the next wash-in already :-)

 

I'm not sure if you needed another washing machine, but from the first photo it does look as though someone needs a car wash LOL.

 

Take care and see you guys soon,

Mark


Post# 919433 , Reply# 28   2/5/2017 at 11:16 (310 days old) by Slowspin66 (lincoln uk)        
Hotpoint top loader

The condition is almost perfect and so little use !!!!
What a great collection of top loaders and looks brilliant with all its relatives next to it !!!!
What was the history of the machine ?? Clearly been looked after . Amazing find well done


Post# 919491 , Reply# 29   2/5/2017 at 15:42 (310 days old) by triumphdolomite (Staffs(UK))        
Well Done

Mike & Al
That 1504 certainly does look like it hasn't had much use, there doesn't even seem to be any evidence of filter tray rubbing on the text inside the lid. What caused your flood? Was it just a drainage issue or did one of the hoses give way?

The Superjet looks fantastic, it would match very nicely with a Belling Classic 80 with the black oven door. Speaking of which, I see that the intertwined circles motif on the Superjet was pinched by Creda in the late 1970s to decorate the whole of the top oven door of the Carefree.

Ooops. Bombsite. Guilty as tried. Sorry. LOL!
Ian.


Post# 919493 , Reply# 30   2/5/2017 at 15:51 (310 days old) by foraloysius (Groningen, the Netherlands)        

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Wonderful finds gentlemen! I love the timeline styling of the 1504.

With that grid the dishwasher looks a bit like an early Indesit dishwasher. See the picture in this thread.

www.automaticwasher.org/cgi-bin/T...



Post# 919502 , Reply# 31   2/5/2017 at 16:21 (310 days old) by mickeyd (Hamburg NY)        
Hotpoint, "30 years, a great run," indeed, Mike !

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A Hotpoint Timeline !!!!! How cool, and now you have all your HP's in a row. Beautiful. Love that HI-vane short stroke ramp agitator. So envious and motivated, trying to collect Whirlpool Mark XII's. Great close-ups. Thank you!


Post# 919503 , Reply# 32   2/5/2017 at 16:28 (310 days old) by gansky1 (Omaha, The Home of the TV Dinner!)        

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What a very clean washer - the pump is the worst looking part of the whole machine, and as you said, that's easy.

We can't have a peek inside the dishwasher? Pretty please? It looks to be in minty clean condition as well. Good scores, both.



Post# 919543 , Reply# 33   2/5/2017 at 18:20 (310 days old) by vacbear58 (Sutton In Ashfield & London UK)        
Some quick responses for now

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Car wash?

Cheeky bugger! Having just done a 360 mile round trip in drizzly weather on salted roads you would hardly expect it to be clean!

Louis, the dishwasher was manufactured by Zanussi (who also made Hoover refrigeration products) and was also marketed under the Rex name.

Ian, I was actually thinking of a Moffat Fiesta 24 to match the door, although thinking about it i do already have the Moffat built in ....

Mikeyd, thank you for the kind words, I never see a posting from you where I am not reminded of the stunning pictures you have posted of your wringer washers :)

Gansky1, will try and do some "money shots" tomorrow but for the moment here is a video of the very similar Autojet jet machine, also part of our collection :) I have not suggested to Mike (yet!!!!) that we take a buzzsaw to the door of one of them to install a window LOLOLOLOL





Al



Post# 919617 , Reply# 34   2/6/2017 at 03:59 (309 days old) by matchboxpaul (Just north of Derby, U.K)        

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Hi Al and Mike.

Was difficult wiping the smile from my face when the new acquisitions were unveiled to me. Problem was I was at work and people started asking me what tickling me :-)

Really pleased that a 1504 now resides within the toploader timeline - just a couple more representatives required to essentially have all the styles that were produced. Love the 1504/1518 (the 1518 was simply an interlocked version of the 1504, with the peg on the lid) for their simple and smart styling and the fact that the neighbour opposite my childhood home had one. Cannot remember if it was interlocked or not but, upon it's withdrawal from service, it was put against the side wall of his garage to wait its fate, in full view from my bedroom window.

I too cannot get over how mechanically clean these machines are. Obviously used sparingly and well cared for.

Paul
p.s date code 34 is October 1972


Post# 919618 , Reply# 35   2/6/2017 at 04:03 (309 days old) by matchboxpaul (Just north of Derby, U.K)        
Hotpoint UK Laundry History thread

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Below is the link to the full, very picture heavy, history of Hotpoint Laundry from first toploader to final New Generation.
Shows how the toploaders were introdcuced - apologies that it may take a while to load into your computers.

Paul


CLICK HERE TO GO TO matchboxpaul's LINK


Post# 919619 , Reply# 36   2/6/2017 at 04:20 (309 days old) by matchboxpaul (Just north of Derby, U.K)        
and ....

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.... to that uber smart looking Hoover 4809 (I think its a 4809, rather than a 4808)!
I am over the moon that one of these surfaced and will be great to see both models of this range alongside one another, the other being the 4805 Auto-jet.

Very classy black door - does anyone know if the audi-esqe rings have a meaning at all?

Apart from the advert image for the Super-Jet, there are only a couple of other image of the 4809 I have ever seen. The most recent find is courtesy of Ideal Home magazine and is attached below (the fridge and freezer are Philips).

Congrats on two superb new old acquisitions.
Paul


Post# 919620 , Reply# 37   2/6/2017 at 04:22 (309 days old) by matchboxpaul (Just north of Derby, U.K)        

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and a bit of bumpff ...

Post# 919643 , Reply# 38   2/6/2017 at 08:16 (309 days old) by keymatic (Surrey.U.K)        

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Welcome to the 1504 club !!!
Keith


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Post# 919721 , Reply# 39   2/6/2017 at 15:48 (309 days old) by sesteve (London, UK)        

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What a great set guys. Can't believe how good the condition of them both are. The inside of the 1504 looks amazing - it doesn't look like it has ever leaked from the seals judging by the condition of the support tube! I wonder if the earlier arrangement with the lower bar and bush coupled with the bearing race made for smoother operation and less strain on the seals. The bottom is in great condition too which is surprising given the state of the back panel! Did it have any of the service history written on it like Richards? Hope it was fully drained before it went in the car! Hardly any cobwebs in the bottom of the dishwasher too. Amazing

Well done and looks great with the new line up. Al, you'd better consider making the extension 3 storey at this rate lol.

S :)


Post# 919865 , Reply# 40   2/7/2017 at 08:12 (308 days old) by vacbear58 (Sutton In Ashfield & London UK)        
Paul's Hoover Superjet Picture Above

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Just a little drift on the thread .....

Built in oven and hob - Tricity
Fridge & Freezer - Philips
Mixer & Toaster - Sunbeam
Cabinets Kandya


Post# 919866 , Reply# 41   2/7/2017 at 08:20 (308 days old) by vacbear58 (Sutton In Ashfield & London UK)        
Money shots

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Sorry I have not had time to do any clean up on the machine yet

The Rinseaid tank (pic 3) lives behind the "Superjet" panel. The white part pulls out to let the rinse aid pour in. It is a "reverse rack" system with the plates on top, cups etc. on the bottom. There is a semi-circular additional rack but I could not work out how that fits.


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Post# 919942 , Reply# 42   2/7/2017 at 16:53 (308 days old) by gorenje (Slovenia)        

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Congratulations!

Very nice set! Love the Zanussi made Hoover.

In the 70's we also had this particular model branded ZANUSSI-KONČAR.


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Post# 922579 , Reply# 43   2/20/2017 at 12:14 (295 days old) by chestermikeuk (Rainhill *Home of the RailwayTrials* Merseyside,UK)        
Hotpoint 1504 & Hoover Superjet

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Hi Mark, thanks and now we can have a test wash next time over with all those fab Tide detergents you brought last time...

Darren, yes just when ya think theres non about out the woodwork they come ha ha...

Ian , "Bombsite - where" !! ha ha really glad you had a grand time. and very little use and well cared for like the rest of the house...I wondered where the circles where used, a nice touch me thinks !!

Louis, thanks , this is the first Hotpoint Timeline does look rather fetching I think and yes you can see the resemblances to the earlier Indesit / Zanussi`s.

Mikey, yes its good to finally get them together but dont hold ya breathe too long there will be another along soon to complete all the style series...

Hi Greg, Yes the pump still works smoothly even with the little drip, probably just a new cork seal required and a canvass strap. Did later GE filterflows have the same pump arrangement or did they go electric ?


Post# 924092 , Reply# 44   2/27/2017 at 18:48 (288 days old) by Rolls_rapide (Scotland, UK)        
Hoover Superjet semi-circular basket

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I would suggest that this perhaps fits into the upper basket. Possibly to adapt the upper basket to take additional small items like coffee cups, egg cups or the like. This rationale is based on the following:

(a) small hooks, I suspect, hook over the upper basket edge.

(b) there seems to be a semi-circular gap. Possible to accommodate the cutlery basket in the centre of the upper basket.


Nice machines by the way, and well done!





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