Thread Number: 71617  /  Tag: Vintage Automatic Washers
1948 Apex Spiral Dasher Value
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Post# 947615   7/11/2017 at 07:27 by BGaudette1986 (Portland, OR)        

I am new and have been tasked with selling stuff for my father and came across an Apex as in said title. It is in good shape but not sure if functional. Have been scouring the web and cannot find any sort of value. Can I get any help.

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Post# 947620 , Reply# 1   7/11/2017 at 07:43 by mayken4now (Panama City, Florida)        

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First of all, welcome.

This machine is not an automatic. It's a wringer. Usually a wringer of this age will sell for around $25.00. You can post it the the Shoppers Square Forum on this website and perhaps post an asking price.

Good Luck

Post# 947634 , Reply# 2   7/11/2017 at 08:27 by Yogitunes (New Jersey)        

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basically its only worth what someone is willing to pay in most cases.....

25.00 is about average for something in good shape, and a good starting point for most.....considering its non functional, expect less....

plus you have to consider parts availability....

most times, scrap value is around 3.00+/- for a full size automatic....

Post# 947635 , Reply# 3   7/11/2017 at 08:46 by BGaudette1986 (Portland, OR)        

Thank you for the help. I will be asking about some stoves soon once we get them out and able to take pics.

Post# 947658 , Reply# 4   7/11/2017 at 11:12 by RevvinKevin (Between Mickey Mouse & the Queen Mary (So. Cal.)        

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Post# 947665 , Reply# 5   7/11/2017 at 12:27 by reversomatic (east anglia,england,u.k.)        
Also sold in the U.K as Vactric

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See Thread Number: 50705 , Sorry couldnt do link.. Hope somebody can help. Vactric sold a few American derived appliances. Nice to see where these originated. Nigel.

Post# 947667 , Reply# 6   7/11/2017 at 12:37 by reversomatic (east anglia,england,u.k.)        
U.K. Vactric link

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Think this is the link should work Nigel.

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Post# 947684 , Reply# 7   7/11/2017 at 13:42 by bellalaundry (Hamilton, Canada)        
Very cool wringer

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I've never seen one like that before...

Are there any knobs or controls on it?


Post# 947688 , Reply# 8   7/11/2017 at 14:15 by vacbear58 (Sutton In Ashfield & London UK)        

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Well spotted there Nige, I noticed the similarity myself although the agitator is different and the US version would not have had a heater.

If you look at reply 3 in the attachment you will see the two top mounted controls at either side of the wash tub.

It was interesting to see that Vactric had picked up, or rather adapted the Apex design, I could never understand how such a small company could have designed such a machine, this makes a lot more sense. These could not have been around for long as Vactric went out of business in very early 1960. As I note in the link, Vactric had pre WW2 links with Apex

Another UK company, Bylock, manufactured vacuums based on the Apex canister design from around 1950 until 1958 or so. Bylock were fundamentally a motor manufacturer and were bought out by Rolls Razor (as in Rolls twin tubs) in 1963 only to go out of business the following year when Rolls went bust.


Post# 947713 , Reply# 9   7/11/2017 at 16:10 by bellalaundry (Hamilton, Canada)        
Wish you were closer!

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I'd buy it from you...

Post# 947775 , Reply# 10   7/12/2017 at 04:04 by chestermikeuk (Rainhill *Home of the RailwayTrials* Merseyside,UK)        
Apex Vactric

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Wow that is a nice one to have in any collection, should clean up a treat, about the only one with the fiberglass tub and a Spiral Dasher - whats not to like...

Hopefully someone on the club will do the legwork !!

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