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Vintage Kelvinator stove & refrigerator - $275 (Madison)
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Post# 954801   8/27/2017 at 10:38 by ovrphil (N.Atlanta Georgia )        

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Post# 954929 , Reply# 1   8/27/2017 at 22:31 by combo52 (Beltsville,Md)        

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Very Rare shaded Fawn color


Post# 954947 , Reply# 2   8/28/2017 at 00:24 by rp2813 (The Big Blue Bubble)        

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They're both beauties.  Probably worth what they're asking considering the rare color.


Post# 954970 , Reply# 3   8/28/2017 at 06:54 by combo52 (Beltsville,Md)        

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The range is actually quite good, self-cleaning oven and all, the ref unfortunately is really a cheaply built noisy POS, about the only good thing about this series of WCI refs was that they were usually somewhat reliable even though the freezer was usually on the warm side of 0F and the ref section was often freezing your produce and the temperatures in the ref section were very uneven.


Post# 955074 , Reply# 4   8/28/2017 at 17:34 by jamiel (Detroit, Michigan)        

Interesting--I think that is the same as a Gibson range of the same vintage (coming from the Greenville, MI plant).

Post# 955084 , Reply# 5   8/28/2017 at 18:15 by combo52 (Beltsville,Md)        
Same as A Gibson range

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Hi Jamie, you are correct, and it was also the same as a Whirlpool range of the same time period.

The ref is also the same as Gibson refs and the cheap Kenmore refs of this time period.

Gibson and Kelvinator were already owned by WCI by this time and their product lines were already combined.


Post# 955197 , Reply# 6   8/29/2017 at 14:20 by goatfarmer (South Bend, home of Champions)        

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Gibson, Kelvinator, White Westinghouse, Frigidaire, Tappan, Okeef & Merritt, some Kenmore were some of the 'fridges that were similar to this one. I wouldn't say "junk", but there were better to be had.


Post# 955200 , Reply# 7   8/29/2017 at 14:46 by rp2813 (The Big Blue Bubble)        

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As nice as it appears, I would never own this fridge for one deal-breaker of a reason.  Its design is a cheap one that has one particular defect that annoys the hell out of me.  If my shoe is positioned within the arc of the door swing, it will act as a door stop because there isn't enough clearance.  I hate cheap refrigerators that possess this flaw -- and most of them are butt ugly compared to this Kelvy.


Post# 955327 , Reply# 8   8/30/2017 at 16:38 by CircleW (NE Cincinnati OH area)        

The edged Fawn or Doeskin color is interesting; at first I thought it was a bad picture of Harvest Gold. I'm not surprised that Kelvinator had this color as they made the 40" electric ranges for Whirlpool and Kenmore at that time, who had this color along with Edged Sapphire or Slate.

Post# 956140 , Reply# 9   9/4/2017 at 17:22 by DaveAMKrayoGuy (Oak Park, MI)        

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It's on that note that I wonder if my grandma's old Kelvinators were available in that as well as the Sapphire Blue (& stuff that was non-Roper/Whirlpool-built, just to match the cooking appliances that they did make)...

She had a fridge & stove from that era, which I can picture that myriad assortment of colors in... (If only she'd needed a new washer & dryer and even had a dishwasher, and if while she was content w/ white in the laundry room, that she did the kitchen, not in her avocado, but BLUE!)

That fridge, while it looks the same as one I'd seen the exact same outside of, of one I had seen at a used appliance store, the inside sure changed from that one which resembled the inside of my folks' old Bradford, that Philco, Admiral, Tappan, etc. that design was exposed (imposed?) upon...

Ditto for the range, I guess... (The neighbors across the street had a similar-designed Tappan!)


-- Dave





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