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Post# 955005   8/28/2017 at 11:17 by ovrphil (N.Atlanta / Georgia )        

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Post# 955109 , Reply# 1   8/28/2017 at 20:46 by combo52 (Beltsville,Md)        

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It is hard to tell, but this may be coppertone.

Post# 955112 , Reply# 2   8/28/2017 at 21:08 by ovrphil (N.Atlanta / Georgia )        

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It can't be woodtone or poppy red. It almost looks custom? I took out some blue here ...maybe a coppertone as Sears had their own shades of common name colors???

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Post# 955114 , Reply# 3   8/28/2017 at 21:23 by combo52 (Beltsville,Md)        

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I suggested that it was Coppertone brown which is diffidently what it is,.

Post# 955120 , Reply# 4   8/28/2017 at 22:32 by DaveAMKrayoGuy (Oak Park, MI)        
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Like the other Sears appliances in this era where no two model-years were ever exactly alike--you could probably just buy a new set year after year, even--just for the heck of it, at that!

-- Dave

Post# 955183 , Reply# 5   8/29/2017 at 11:30 by ovrphil (N.Atlanta / Georgia )        

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Coppertone Brown! Sorry!

Post# 955261 , Reply# 6   8/30/2017 at 08:01 by Laundromat (Hilo, Hawaii)        

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Sears Kenmore and Whirlpool appliances from that era had a noticeably different shade of colors than everyone else. I think Whirlpool did it so that people would replace them with all matching ones. The FTC outlawed it in the late seventies. This color is coppertone.

Post# 955279 , Reply# 7   8/30/2017 at 09:19 by ovrphil (N.Atlanta / Georgia )        

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Post# 955284 , Reply# 8   8/30/2017 at 09:36 by warmsecondrinse (Fort Lee, NJ)        

"Sears Kenmore and Whirlpool ... had a noticeably different shade of colors than everyone else. ... so that people would replace them with all matching ones. The FTC outlawed it in the late seventies."

This was such a racket the Feds got involved? I wonder how much money they made.

Post# 955288 , Reply# 9   8/30/2017 at 10:32 by combo52 (Beltsville,Md)        
Appliance Colors

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Pretty much every manufacturer had slightly different color shades until 1976 when the Association of home Appliances Manufactures [ AHAM ] got together and all agreed to eliminate shaded appliance colors and make all the popular colors match from one company to another.

The FTC nor any other Federal Agency had anything to do with this change, Hi Jim, I am surprised you would fall for this Fake News, LOL.

John L.

Post# 955289 , Reply# 10   8/30/2017 at 10:34 by DaveAMKrayoGuy (Oak Park, MI)        
Shades in Creation--Pics don't Lie!!!!

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I had both a Sears AND G-E catalog, 1982 for the former, and 1981 for the latter--and do you know what?!

The shades in the appliances in each STILL looked totally different--to where it would be hard for a washer and dryer of the two different makes--even in WHITE--to be side-by-side...

Plus, Kenmores were even available in Avocado and Coffee, that GE and several other manufacturers discontinued--well, Major ones, like Maytagg and Whirlpool--we're not counting Tappan, Admiral and Norge. whereas that GE only had Almond, White and Wheat...

So, government intervention, rampant as it was, would have probably at least waited until the later '80's, when those trendy colors were slowly, into the '90's were just going out of vogue...

-- Dave

Post# 955305 , Reply# 11   8/30/2017 at 12:14 by combo52 (Beltsville,Md)        
Appliance Colors

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Dave No Government agency in the US ever had anything to do with regulating appliance colors, and regulation in general really went down in the 80s and later.

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