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Post# 949569   7/23/2017 at 06:20 (357 days old) by Launderess (Quiet Please, There´s a Lady on Stage)        

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Un Easy laveuse dans France!

Post# 949584 , Reply# 1   7/23/2017 at 09:02 (357 days old) by warmsecondrinse (Fort Lee, NJ)        

A new excuse to go to Europe:

"But Honey, I HAVE to go to France because there's no delivery to the U.S.!"

Post# 949587 , Reply# 2   7/23/2017 at 09:20 (357 days old) by ovrphil (N.Atlanta / Georgia )        
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Le Caveat le Pew ! (?!!)

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Post# 949590 , Reply# 3   7/23/2017 at 09:40 (357 days old) by PassatDoc (Orange County, California)        

Mon dieu

Post# 949593 , Reply# 4   7/23/2017 at 09:45 (357 days old) by warmsecondrinse (Fort Lee, NJ)        

A few tidbits franco -phones, -philes, and former students might find interesting:

I took 2 years of French in Jr. High School. We had to take dictation and do read-alouds with cold texts and no comprehension required. I rarely got less than full score, proving to me that French IS phonetic, bizarre though the system is.

English car-related vocabulary matches either its French or German counterparts almost exactly. I spent an afternoon with a friend of a friend who spoke only French and German. We had no problem communicating as long as the topic was cars:-)

You never truly lose a language. I once spent an evening at a party I swear had every Mr. Haiti 'top 10' finalist from the previous 10 years attending. I amazed myself with how much French from 25 years earlier resurfaced.

Post# 949614 , Reply# 5   7/23/2017 at 11:12 (357 days old) by foraloysius (Leeuwarden, the Netherlands)        

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It's not really a surprise, many American wringer washers and later automatic washers made it to Europe. Thor, Westinghouse, Easy, Crosley, Bendix, Blackstone, Maytag and Whirlpool all sold appliances at this side of the pond sometime.

Post# 949644 , Reply# 6   7/23/2017 at 14:45 (357 days old) by Tomturbomatic (Beltsville, MD)        

Didn't someone post about laundry appliances traveling beyond their country of origin with US military personnel, as well?

Post# 949774 , Reply# 7   7/24/2017 at 05:44 (356 days old) by Launderess (Quiet Please, There´s a Lady on Stage)        
Compared to how many Easy twin tubs

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Turned to rust boxes here in the states, this unit looks very well indeed.

Post# 949841 , Reply# 8   7/24/2017 at 15:22 (356 days old) by turquoisedude (Ogden & St-Liboire (where??), QC, Canada)        

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Hmmmm.... they didn't badge it 'La Facile'.....   LOL

Post# 949843 , Reply# 9   7/24/2017 at 15:29 (356 days old) by ovrphil (N.Atlanta / Georgia )        
It's ok ...

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Not to criticize the posting...not at all..but I've seen a couple really beautiful looking twin tubs that far exceed the appearance of this one. I guess it comes down to what you prefer. Those that have nicer overall appearance and features...the sellers want a king's ransom for their great condition units. Anyways, it comes down to what you guys like out there and it seems twin-tubs aren't the center of attention around here. I stopped posting those Hoover twin tubs - they're cool, but even you, Lauderess, pointed out their limitations and modest appeal.

Well - twin tubs definitely look and sound cool, but this one reminds me of those Geritol ads - tired blood? It could use some TLC on the outside...even if ...that might be ok as is for someone.

Boo -KAY, not Bucket.

Post# 949872 , Reply# 10   7/24/2017 at 17:10 (356 days old) by foraloysius (Leeuwarden, the Netherlands)        

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The machine for sale looks much like this machine on

That would mean that it's from around 1935.

Post# 949875 , Reply# 11   7/24/2017 at 17:17 (356 days old) by foraloysius (Leeuwarden, the Netherlands)        

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Post# 950051 , Reply# 12   7/25/2017 at 20:13 (355 days old) by Launderess (Quiet Please, There´s a Lady on Stage)        
Twin Tub units "not being center of attention..."

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Well they wouldn't exactly be, would they? I mean if one recalls correctly the group was founded around *automatic* laundry appliances, something twin tubs, wringers and other semi-automatic machines most certainly are not.

This being said yes, do find Hoovermatic units almost next to useless, especially for effort involved along with noise, but that is not a blanket indictment against all twin tub units.

Easy along with others that mated a wash tub with either a central beater, H-axis tub, or anything else besides an impeller are not all bad. Indeed they are able to plow through far more washing per hour with less bother than a Hoover IMHO, and probably giving better results.

Post# 950167 , Reply# 13   7/26/2017 at 20:18 (354 days old) by ovrphil (N.Atlanta / Georgia )        
Point taken

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I love to hear about the virtues of different washers and each owner can certainly bring mastery to getting the most of each machine. Someone apparently bought those Hoovers...were they gluttens for extra work? And speaking of "not a blanket indictment against all twin tub units", those don't appear to be the go-to choice for doing blankets, comforter, etc...but the Twins look like they would handle it.

I like the Twin-Tubs, myself...and never used it, or any of the other interesting vintage stuff from my childhood years and beyond. I like the old washers, too - with the rollers, as my mom had. I hope my comment about not posting Twin Tubs isn't a signal that they're of little value...was not making any hints of any sort that was the message. I just see better examples of Twin-Tubs and whether that matters or not, that's ok - this might be a beauty in some one's eyes and forgive me for possibly imposing a visual standard on this appliance. Plenty are returned to new condition. But it does seem, more would enjoy a better example for a twin tub..that was just my expression.

You guys out there into Twin-Tubs...keep on washin'. Launderess might bring, as with other postings, your dream Twin-Tub come true.


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