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1978 Simpson 122 Automatic video
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Post# 949209   7/21/2017 at 04:39 (333 days old) by mayfan69 (Brisbane Queensland Australia)        

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Hi guys,


I picked up this 1978 Simpson 122 automatic last weekend: being sold off from a deceased estate from a holiday home so used sparingly.


This is the single speed model: 65 OPM 180 degree agitation arc, 625 RPM spin speed.


In very good working order for its age.





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Post# 949230 , Reply# 1   7/21/2017 at 07:46 (333 days old) by Revvinkevin (So. Cal.)        

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Very cool Leon, congrats on finding it!

It's interesting that during the spray rinse it adds SO much water, it's not able to maintain the full spin speed.


Post# 949234 , Reply# 2   7/21/2017 at 07:56 (333 days old) by turquoisedude (Ogden & St-Liboire (where??), QC, Canada)        

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Wow - that looks like it just rolled out of the showroom!  And so quiet, too!  


Great save Leon - congratulations!!

Post# 949282 , Reply# 3   7/21/2017 at 15:31 (333 days old) by Brisnat81 (Brisbane Australia)        

That's beautiful leon, it's as quiet as new.

Post# 949314 , Reply# 4   7/21/2017 at 18:01 (333 days old) by gansky1 (Omaha, The Home of the TV Dinner!)        

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Nice washer - looks like a very aggressive agitator with the top fins. I love the wide tub ring as well, makes the machine look giant when the lid is open. Congrats!

Post# 949351 , Reply# 5   7/21/2017 at 22:04 (332 days old) by Spinspeed (Sydney Australia (originally London UK))        

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Thanks for the video Leon. Brought back many memories of my first visit to Australia in 1979. My aunt who lives in Tasmania had the top of the line Simpson washer late 70s that had hot, warm and cold temp selector rocker switch and the load size rocker switch. I loved the way it spun the water out and on full load it all cascaded back in to the tub, really quite dramatic. It also had a suds return setting on the program selector. It lasted until the early 90s when the motor used to keep cutting out.

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