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Post# 943757   6/16/2017 at 10:16 by moparwash (Pittsburgh,PA -Next Wash-In...June 2018!)        

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Pics and tidbits will be posted here as they occur! The sign is out!

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Post# 943769 , Reply# 1   6/16/2017 at 11:10 by bradross (New Westminster, BC., Canada)        
Have fun, you guys!

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Love the sign in the front yard, Jerry!

Post# 943772 , Reply# 2   6/16/2017 at 11:35 by newvista58 (Northern NJ)        
HELLO EVERYONE,

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I wish you all safe travels and a Great time.

Best washes,

Louis


Post# 943774 , Reply# 3   6/16/2017 at 11:47 by philcoford (Maryland)        
Have a great time

Wish I could have made it, maybe next time. Thanks for keeping us updated with pics.
Scott


Post# 943825 , Reply# 4   6/16/2017 at 14:36 by moparwash (Pittsburgh,PA -Next Wash-In...June 2018!)        
guest arrival!

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Some of Jeffs collection!

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Post# 943847 , Reply# 5   6/16/2017 at 15:57 by Volvoguy87 (Cincinnati, OH)        
Soon.

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T-Minus 37 minutes until departure from Cincinnati...

Dave


Post# 943862 , Reply# 6   6/16/2017 at 17:39 by moparwash (Pittsburgh,PA -Next Wash-In...June 2018!)        

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Meet and Greet!

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Post# 943993 , Reply# 7   6/17/2017 at 12:56 by Washoholic (San Antonio, TX)        

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Here are some pics

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Post# 943994 , Reply# 8   6/17/2017 at 12:58 by Washoholic (San Antonio, TX)        

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Post# 943996 , Reply# 9   6/17/2017 at 13:00 by Washoholic (San Antonio, TX)        

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Post# 943997 , Reply# 10   6/17/2017 at 13:02 by Washoholic (San Antonio, TX)        

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Post# 943998 , Reply# 11   6/17/2017 at 13:03 by Washoholic (San Antonio, TX)        

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Post# 943999 , Reply# 12   6/17/2017 at 13:03 by Washoholic (San Antonio, TX)        

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Post# 944008 , Reply# 13   6/17/2017 at 15:00 by appnut (TX)        

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Jeff, thank you for all the wonderful pictures--excellent detail in being able to read everything!! 


Post# 944017 , Reply# 14   6/17/2017 at 16:18 by Frigilux (The Minnesota Prairie)        

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Great photos! Love that '59 Lady Kenmore dryer with its rapid-advance timer. Push a few buttons on it for me, OK? All the Westy front-loaders get a thumbs-up, too, as well as the Kenmore with a KitchenAid agitator. That must produce a kick-ass wash.

Post# 944021 , Reply# 15   6/17/2017 at 16:30 by moparwash (Pittsburgh,PA -Next Wash-In...June 2018!)        

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Post# 944022 , Reply# 16   6/17/2017 at 16:32 by CircleW (NE Cincinnati OH area)        

Thanks for the pics - looks like a fun time will be had.

I wish I could go, as the weather is so nice for a trip today, but after spending nearly $4000. between the fallen tree, my tooth, and now new tires this week, it just wasn't possible.


Post# 944026 , Reply# 17   6/17/2017 at 17:31 by cuffs054 (GA)        

Someday I will get the chance to meet some of you, it really looks like fun. What is the story on the green Thor? It looks interesting.


Post# 944074 , Reply# 18   6/18/2017 at 05:33 by chachp (Conway, AR)        
Great pics!

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That copper bowl looking thing on top of the Thor....is that some kind of water extraction device or something?  It's a beautiful machine.


Post# 944107 , Reply# 19   6/18/2017 at 12:51 by rp2813 (The Big Blue Bubble)        

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Love that copper sieve/smashing device.  It's so medieval looking!  I'll never view my citrus juicer in quite the same way anymore.


Post# 944124 , Reply# 20   6/18/2017 at 14:50 by warmsecondrinse (Fort Lee, NJ)        

I see my stacked Neptune is as beautiful as ever. Please say hello for me.

How did you guys like the Magic Chef? Curious minds want to know.

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Worked 37 hours Thurs 8am to Sun 12noon. Now time for a nap...

Jim


Post# 944132 , Reply# 21   6/18/2017 at 15:51 by moparwash (Pittsburgh,PA -Next Wash-In...June 2018!)        
More Pics/Thor

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The bowl on the Thor if for water extraction. After the lid is shut, compressed air inflates a rubber bladder in the lid to push water out and back into the tub. Warmsecondrinse -The Neptune says hello and the Magic Chef was quite an impressive little machine!


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Post# 944133 , Reply# 22   6/18/2017 at 15:54 by moparwash (Pittsburgh,PA -Next Wash-In...June 2018!)        

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Post# 944156 , Reply# 23   6/18/2017 at 20:51 by Ultramatic (New York City)        

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Well then, after a 7 1/2 hour drive back, I finally pulled into Brooklyn at 7:35PM. But oh it was so WORTH it.

 

Most importantly, I'd like to thank Jerry for being such a gracious and generous host. This was one of the BEST wash-in's I've ever attended. It was wonderful seeing old friends and meeting new ones! It was a real treat seeing Jeff's (Jeb) Thor washer. John (Combo52) performed his usual magic in repairing Jerry's gorgeous Westinghouse front loader.

 

Pictures to follow, right now I'm going to soak in the tub for a week or so. Calgon take me away!


Post# 944193 , Reply# 24   6/19/2017 at 05:23 by kimball455 (Cape May, NJ)        

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Hi ...

Thanks for the great pictures and updates from the washin ..

Harry


Post# 944194 , Reply# 25   6/19/2017 at 05:35 by moparwash (Pittsburgh,PA -Next Wash-In...June 2018!)        

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Thanks for the kind words, Louie and to everyone in attendance! Though it was a lot of work, it was great meeting old friends and new. After the house is back to normal..(like it ever is!)soon it will be time for the next one in 2018!

Post# 944220 , Reply# 26   6/19/2017 at 10:16 by jeb (Mansfield Ohiio)        
Back to normal

Remember "Normal" is just a setting on an old washing machine !

Post# 944222 , Reply# 27   6/19/2017 at 10:18 by Sudslock1 (St Louis)        
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Post# 944227 , Reply# 28   6/19/2017 at 10:45 by mayken4now (Panama City, Florida)        
Look like

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all had a very nice time Jerry. Thanks for all the pics.

Post# 944229 , Reply# 29   6/19/2017 at 10:58 by Yogitunes (New Jersey)        

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nice time and fun was an understatement.....

it started Friday afternoon, and didn't wind down until Sunday around noon....

restaurants, thrifting, duquesne incline, machines to play with, machines to work on, machines never seen before...always something new to learn

and the people....we had a group of fantastic members and guest to socialize with

one weekend is never enough....it was non stop, barely a moment to sit down and rest......

Jerry did one bang up job for a spectacular event....


for those of you who chose not to attend, you missed one hell of a ride!


Post# 944260 , Reply# 30   6/19/2017 at 15:32 by Washoholic (San Antonio, TX)        
Thank you Jerry, it was awesome

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The trip to the Encline was an added bonus. Left to right, Gary, Jerry and John

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Post# 944261 , Reply# 31   6/19/2017 at 15:33 by mspatoray (Northeast Ohio)        

Hopefully I can attend the 2018 Wash-In, I am not too far away in Youngstown. Looks like a fun time. You guys seemed to pack a lot into the weekend, always an easy thing to do in Pittsburgh with so much stuff to do.

Matt


Post# 944263 , Reply# 32   6/19/2017 at 15:37 by Washoholic (San Antonio, TX)        
You can see the entire city

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Post# 944264 , Reply# 33   6/19/2017 at 15:38 by Washoholic (San Antonio, TX)        
It's Incline

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Post# 944265 , Reply# 34   6/19/2017 at 15:41 by Washoholic (San Antonio, TX)        

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It was great to meet everyone and a special thanks to Gary for the rides

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Post# 944267 , Reply# 35   6/19/2017 at 15:45 by Washoholic (San Antonio, TX)        

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And you're welcome Bob, I'm glad you could see everything clearly

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Post# 944287 , Reply# 36   6/19/2017 at 19:35 by Yogitunes (New Jersey)        

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Post# 944289 , Reply# 37   6/19/2017 at 19:40 by Yogitunes (New Jersey)        

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Post# 944290 , Reply# 38   6/19/2017 at 19:41 by Yogitunes (New Jersey)        

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Post# 944296 , Reply# 39   6/19/2017 at 20:06 by Ultramatic (New York City)        

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Here are my pics.  First set, Meet & Greet at Primanti Brothers:

 

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While thrifting, came across a BRAND NEW circa 1952 Roper range, was stored in a basement and NEVER used. Beautiful copper trim, even the drip trays!

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Post Wash-In dinner:

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At the Duquesne Incline that evening:

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On my way home, I stopped by Construction Junction and found some interesting stoves and cook tops:

 

Postwar Monarch? Missing light and clock.

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Late 40's or early 50's Hotpoint.

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Some nifty Westinghouse cook tops:

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Post# 944338 , Reply# 40   6/20/2017 at 05:18 by moparwash (Pittsburgh,PA -Next Wash-In...June 2018!)        

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Great pics and finds!...which place had the new Roper?

Post# 944343 , Reply# 41   6/20/2017 at 06:51 by Ultramatic (New York City)        

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Damn, I know it was the Restore Store next to Saint Vincent DePaul Thrift Shop. Martin?

 

Originally they wanted $1000 for it, but he later said he could drop in down to a more reasonable $500


Post# 944362 , Reply# 42   6/20/2017 at 10:06 by peteski50 (New York)        
Washin!

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Looks like you guys had a Great Time! I wish I could have attended. Oh well next time!
Best Wishes to all
Peter
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Post# 944384 , Reply# 43   6/20/2017 at 14:28 by Yogitunes (New Jersey)        

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we hit two St Vincent DePaul thrift shops.....the first one you gave us the address to, the second one we found by accident as we were at the ReStore....

it should be the one closest to you Jerry, as there is only one per county....I will try and figure out the address from my GPS...


update...here we go

ReStore
1913 Monongahela Ave
Pittsburgh, Pa 15218

I knew it was an odd name to punch in......




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Post# 944424 , Reply# 44   6/20/2017 at 22:34 by countryguy (Astorville, ON, Canada)        

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My first wash in and a great time was had by all. Thanks to Jerry for the hospitality, great food and ride to/from the Duquesne Incline. It was great to be able to put faces to the names I've seen so often on here.

Gary


Post# 944427 , Reply# 45   6/20/2017 at 23:50 by Ultramatic (New York City)        

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Hey Gary, I wanted to thank you for hauling that chair I bought. Much appreciated!


Post# 944490 , Reply# 46   6/21/2017 at 13:18 by countryguy (Astorville, ON, Canada)        

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You are welcome Louis!

Post# 944829 , Reply# 47   6/23/2017 at 09:44 by Marks (West Milford, NJ)        

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Thanks again Jerry! The Thor clam shell squeezer was really interesting! The potato pully weary was as well!

Post# 944947 , Reply# 48   6/24/2017 at 00:13 by tolivac (greenville nc)        

Is there a video that shows how the Thor "clam shell" wringer works?Would like to see this.

Post# 945071 , Reply# 49   6/24/2017 at 16:07 by norgeway (mocksville n c )        
LOVE that Roper!!!!

I would have bought that in a heartbeat!!!As well as that Mint Aqua WH cooktop...but that incline railroad..NOOO WAYY INN HELL would you get me on that!!!LOL, Wish we could have come.

Post# 945086 , Reply# 50   6/24/2017 at 17:17 by Frigilux (The Minnesota Prairie)        

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Hans-- I thought the same thing about the Duquesne Incline when I checked out their website. I am not into heights at all. Great views of downtown Pittsburg, though.




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Post# 945116 , Reply# 51   6/24/2017 at 22:24 by Ultramatic (New York City)        

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I'm suffering from Wash-In withdrawal. Dunno', something about men, tools and machines...

 

Hans, it's really not that high. I would say perhaps 20 floors from bottom to top. A smooth ride too. And the view is breathtaking.


Post# 945132 , Reply# 52   6/25/2017 at 02:33 by askolover (South of Nash Vegas, TN)        

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The incline in Chattanooga is a mile long and it freaks me out.


Post# 945150 , Reply# 53   6/25/2017 at 04:37 by Ultramatic (New York City)        

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Speaking of heights. The Guggenheim Museum here taught me I had vertigo. I visited the museum  back as a teenager. For those of you unfamiliar with the museums layout, you ride an elevator to the top level, and descend a spiral ramp while admiring the art.   In the center of the spiral is a light well, a skylight above you, and the first level far below. The railing is actually lower that standard height. I remember looking over the railing and having an almost uncontrollable desire to let myself fall. A decade ago I took my husband to the Guggenheim and he too experienced the same sensation.  We never go too close to the railing when we visit now. Just too mesmerizing...hypnotic.


Post# 945183 , Reply# 54   6/25/2017 at 07:36 by combo52 (Beltsville,Md)        
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First of all a big thank you to Jerry and Tom for hosting a very successful event.

 

This was a fun event because everyone got to visit with each other, the size and scale were very good, I am sure everyone had a great time.

 

The coolest machine by far was the Easy washer that Jeff brought from Mansfield Ohio, this is a great example of the best designs NOT winning out in a competitive market. This machine is so much safer to use and not as damaging to your clothing compared to a regular powered wringer, it does appear to have been much more expensive to build however.

 

Thanks again to everyone, and especially my friend Andy for going to a wash-in, although it seems he really had fun as well.

 

A few pictures to follow.


Post# 945185 , Reply# 55   6/25/2017 at 07:41 by Combo52 (Beltsville,Md)        

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Post# 945199 , Reply# 56   6/25/2017 at 09:26 by moparwash (Pittsburgh,PA -Next Wash-In...June 2018!)        

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I'm still suffering from wash-in withdrawl..thanks to everyone for making the event memorable and see everyone in June 2018!

Post# 945200 , Reply# 57   6/25/2017 at 09:33 by Yogitunes (New Jersey)        

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Wash-In withdrawal.....

from the words of the Maytag repairman...."Tell me about it!"


Post# 945233 , Reply# 58   6/25/2017 at 14:00 by countryguy (Astorville, ON, Canada)        

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I do not like heights either but as long as you didn't look straight down at the railcar tracks, it is a piece of cake to ride in the cable car.

Gary


Post# 945260 , Reply# 59   6/25/2017 at 19:11 by norgeway (mocksville n c )        
Re heights....

Mother got me on the chair lift when I was about 4 or 5 at Ghost Town in the sky in Maggie Valley NC...I SCREAMED the whole way and she had to bring me back down on the bus!!LOL

Post# 945347 , Reply# 60   6/26/2017 at 05:10 by askolover (South of Nash Vegas, TN)        

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Here's a link to ours

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Post# 946236 , Reply# 61   7/1/2017 at 16:22 by electronicontrl (Grand Rapids, MI)        
My First Time..

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Hello Everyone,
I'm finally getting around to tell you all what a remarkable time I had at my first Wash In. Thank you Jerry for hosting. Thanks to those who brought fun appliances and thanks to those who even brought laundry! Having only chatted on-line with you guys it was sweet to finally meet you! This event combined my 3 favorite things: Washing machines, Thrift Stores and Men. I never know how I'm going to do at crowds but apparently I'm not too shy. I brought home several pair of new under wear. Thank you, Yogitunes. And also now I have roll-over action in my KitchenAid washer. Thank you again, Martin. Plus being a native of Western PA it was "home" to me. I resubmitted one of the above pics. That's me on the right. Until next time..... Take care!!


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Post# 946242 , Reply# 62   7/1/2017 at 17:20 by moparwash (Pittsburgh,PA -Next Wash-In...June 2018!)        

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Great to meet you in person and that you had a good time!
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