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Post# 957208   9/12/2017 at 06:23 by Launderess (Quiet Please, There´s a Lady on Stage)        

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Oh how one wishes could have this!

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Post# 957218 , Reply# 1   9/12/2017 at 07:49 by combo52 (Beltsville,Md)        
Commercial Steam Heated Dryer

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Probably more likley the late 30s but probably after WW2 even into the 50s.


I wounder how they know it works? as it does not appear to be connected.

Post# 957222 , Reply# 2   9/12/2017 at 08:35 by ovrphil (N.Atlanta Georgia )        
American Laundry Machinery Co Dryer

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Patent-wise, the last date indicates 1926 (not a pending patent) this machine could have been built as early as 1926 or later.

Here, a photo and historical brief note, founded in 1868 as shown in this book:

Interesting and cool looking dryer...same questions as John.

Here is, possibly, another plant (?)...did they have more than one, since they were Cincinnati born?

and a phone number...still in business? :-)

Post# 957272 , Reply# 3   9/12/2017 at 18:01 by CircleW (NE Cincinnati OH area)        
Sitting 15 mins. from there right now

I go past the old American Laundry Machine factory in Norwood on a pretty regular basis, and a portion of it is now a multi-use facility. I'm pretty sure the 2-story building in the photo that Phil posted has been demolished. The 4-story portion remains, and has been renovated in the last few years. See link for pics.

As it was owned by McGraw-Edison in later years (like Speed Queen), I would imagine the company was folded into Alliance Laundry Systems, although they don't seem to be using that trademark at the present.


Post# 957276 , Reply# 4   9/12/2017 at 18:08 by rp2813 (The Big Blue Bubble)        
What a beastly beauty!

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Now THAT is what I call a serious temperature control!

Post# 957300 , Reply# 5   9/12/2017 at 20:53 by Launderess (Quiet Please, There´s a Lady on Stage)        
American Laundry Machinery Company

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Trademark expired in 1986 and has not been renewed.

However some of their equipment is still out there and being used.

Martha Stewart and at least one member of this group have an extractor (Montex) still going strong.

ALMC was purchased by McGraw-Edison in 1960 (IIRC) who promptly closed down the Rochester plant.

Don't know the reasons why but there are pages and pages of hits on Google of lawsuits involving ALMC as a division of McGraw-Edison.

Post# 957527 , Reply# 6   9/14/2017 at 12:21 by ovrphil (N.Atlanta Georgia )        
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What a beautiful renovated building (from the outside). I love to see old buildings recycled (I hate the word "re-purposed")for today's business/residential needs.

I thought the wording was interesting - "An object of the invention.." vs. writing "One objective of the invention.." followed by, "A second objective..." and so on(not that I object). :^p

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