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Post# 925941   3/10/2017 at 04:12 by brucelucenta (tulsa, oklahoma)        

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I can see why consumer reports rated Norge so high in the early 50's. This machine was a good example. Thank goodness that Maytag came up with the new design right after this model!




Post# 925958 , Reply# 1   3/10/2017 at 06:28 by askolover (South of Nash Vegas, TN)        

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What year was this Maytag?  I know early 50's.  My great-grandmother had an old gray dial Maytag washer when I was little but it was newer than this one.


Post# 925971 , Reply# 2   3/10/2017 at 07:24 by Frigidaireguy (Wiston-Salem, NC)        
I have this machine

In fact I have 2 of them and hope one day to make one good machine with parts from both. These are 1957 Model 140. Someone feel free to correct me if I am wrong on this. I also have the matching gas dryer. I think they make a beautiful set.
Bob


Post# 925979 , Reply# 3   3/10/2017 at 08:03 by askolover (South of Nash Vegas, TN)        

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Personally I prefer the softer rounded lines of the older Maytags with the gray buttons. 





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