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Craig's List Vintage 1968 Dishwasher - $50 (Belton) KC
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Post# 956582   9/7/2017 at 22:09 by panam747 (Palm Springs Ca)        

This looks like a reversa jet, with a night light. Canít get it to post with my I phone!


Post# 956583 , Reply# 1   9/7/2017 at 22:53 by swestoyz (Waterloo, Iowa)        

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Is this it?

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Post# 956589 , Reply# 2   9/8/2017 at 00:47 by panam747 (Palm Springs Ca)        

Thanks Ben.

Post# 956607 , Reply# 3   9/8/2017 at 08:54 by bajaespuma (Connecticut)        
Now there's a unique machine

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Who would have manufactured this for O'Keefe and Merritt? It's nifty and I love that interior blue, of course. Please don't tell me this is an early D&M machine. And a toggleswitch on the control panel?!?!?

Post# 956609 , Reply# 4   9/8/2017 at 09:22 by swestoyz (Waterloo, Iowa)        

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I wonder if this is Tappan built?

Post# 956615 , Reply# 5   9/8/2017 at 09:50 by peteski50 (New York)        

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I think this is actually a Tappan! Nice machine, and I don't think it was made for very long! It would be nice if someone would get this beauty!

Post# 956619 , Reply# 6   9/8/2017 at 10:36 by combo52 (Beltsville,Md)        
This Is A Real Tappan

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And from the few we ever saw they were not much better than a D&M, but this one would be cool to have in the Dishwasher wall in the Museum, If someone wants to get it for the museum I will gladly pay for the machine and their costs of getting it.

John L.

Post# 956624 , Reply# 7   9/8/2017 at 11:50 by bajaespuma (Connecticut)        
You don't say

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Does this mean it has the spinning Fred Flintstone roller-impeller under the bottom rack?

Post# 956627 , Reply# 8   9/8/2017 at 11:57 by combo52 (Beltsville,Md)        

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No this one has a wash arm.

Post# 956633 , Reply# 9   9/8/2017 at 12:55 by chachp (Conway, AR)        
Reversa Jet

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Isn't this a Reversa-Jet with the rubber band set up to spin the wash arm in two directions?  Our neighbor across the street had one.

Post# 956648 , Reply# 10   9/8/2017 at 15:13 by appnut (TX)        

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Yes reversa jet and a Tappan soul.

Post# 956686 , Reply# 11   9/8/2017 at 20:30 by william637 (Damp pants? Not a chance. )        
I am with john

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I wouldn't take it away from John (completely respect first dibs)...but if that doesn't work out I can drive out there in few weeks and get it if someone could store it.

Post# 956708 , Reply# 12   9/9/2017 at 00:27 by peteski50 (New York)        

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I got a few scans from the Tappan and its a look a like! I think the switch next to the dial is for a panel light!

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Post# 956750 , Reply# 13   9/9/2017 at 10:08 by ovrphil (N.Atlanta Georgia )        
O'Keefe and Merritt

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So it's a Tappan rebadged as an O'Keefe & Merritt? How do you guys keep up with so many different manufacturers and relabelled appliances! :-/

Peteski 50..I'm a nostalgia freak for the ads as much as the products.I love the advertisement of back when...nothing like them today exists.

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Post# 956764 , Reply# 14   9/9/2017 at 12:46 by william637 (Damp pants? Not a chance. )        
Seller contacted

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John and I spoke (thanks John!) And I have contacted the seller. We will see if they respond and/or they still have it. I have no notions that it is a good cleaning machine, so at least I won't ever be disappointed. is an interesting design. I think it will fit nicely into this display which has just a few more weekends of sheetrock work before I start painting and installing...

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Post# 956765 , Reply# 15   9/9/2017 at 12:53 by william637 (Damp pants? Not a chance. )        
That was quick

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Seller has responded. This machine will be saved. Looks like I am Missouri bound on Thursday evening the 21st.

Post# 956777 , Reply# 16   9/9/2017 at 14:06 by pulltostart (Mobile, AL)        
Neat display!

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Will all of the niches be filled?  What is the flooring in that space?  Looks really nice.



Post# 956780 , Reply# 17   9/9/2017 at 14:25 by william637 (Damp pants? Not a chance. )        

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I actually have too many to fill the space as it is, so when I am done I will be giving g away donor machines (and some machines it good order). The display room in the picture will house 18 machines..plumbed and wired. The room just beyond will have a sink and a built-in on either side plus space for five portables.

It had been a slow process..I have been working on the rooms for about 3 years now.

The floor is black granite (well black granite with a bunch of sheetrock mud on it right now, lol)

Post# 956782 , Reply# 18   9/9/2017 at 14:40 by appnut (TX)        

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Wow Mark!!  I'm all a tingle.  You know how I feel about dishwashers.  Look forward to when the display is complete and all arranged. 

Post# 956790 , Reply# 19   9/9/2017 at 15:40 by combo52 (Beltsville,Md)        
Tappan Dishwasher

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Yay, I am glad you are saving this DW, Your new DW room looks great, it looks like you might get yours done before we get are wall of 22DWs done.

Shouldn't you have a floor drain for the leaky D&M D&Ms

John L.

Post# 956816 , Reply# 20   9/9/2017 at 18:34 by william637 (Damp pants? Not a chance. )        
D&M's are my favorite

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The one that is going to give me a fit is the thermador steam machine....mark my words...and possibly an old Hotpoint.

Post# 956848 , Reply# 21   9/9/2017 at 23:41 by ovrphil (N.Atlanta Georgia )        

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Mark, you do dishwashers proud, to be quaint/old in phrases. I am impressed and look forward to seeing some of the installed dishwashers. And good luck on your way to and back from Missouri.

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