Thread Number: 73217  /  Tag: Vintage Automatic Washers
POD 11/10/2017
[Down to Last]

automaticwasher.org's exclusive eBay Watch:
scroll >>> for more items
Post# 967158   11/10/2017 at 12:25 by brucelucenta (Italy)        

From my understanding, this Norge front loader was built by Bendix in the late 40's to very early 50's before Norge made their own top load machines. I have never actually seen one of these machines before.




Post# 967162 , Reply# 1   11/10/2017 at 13:01 by Tomturbomatic (Beltsville, MD)        

It was the first 18 pound home washer offered for sale in the US. While it was automatic, owners were wise to keep their wringer machines to do the final extraction before drying.

Post# 967178 , Reply# 2   11/10/2017 at 14:38 by speedqueen (Harrison Twp, Michigan)        
Does anybody

in the club here have one of these??? I still remember when I was 10 years old looking through the consumer reports that were posted here and I believe the 1951 report had this machine in it. I have wondered about it ever since.

It looks reasonably well built, being front load without sensors it had to be, I guess. There has to be at least one that survived, heck we know of at least 2 Launderalls in existance!


Post# 967233 , Reply# 3   11/10/2017 at 21:08 by Washerlover (Lake County, California: Wines With Altitude)        
"Extract"

washerlover's profile picture
I love how Norge/Wards was the only manufacturer to use the word "Extraction and/or Extract" instead of "spin." My '75 Wards dial reads "Ext." for the first spin, and "Spin" for the final one. Interesting that this early model boasts 18-lb capacity -- unheard of until the 1960s as far as I know...

Post# 967234 , Reply# 4   11/10/2017 at 21:08 by Tomturbomatic (Beltsville, MD)        

This was a bolt-down machine so sensors, other than the water level switch, are not a factor.




Forum Index:       Other Forums:                      



Comes to the Rescue!

The Discuss-o-Mat has stopped, buzzer is sounding!!!
If you would like to reply to this thread please log-in...

Discuss-O-MAT Log-In



New Members
Click Here To Sign Up.



                     


automaticwasher.org home
Discuss-o-Mat Forums
Vintage Brochures, Service and Owners Manuals
Fun Vintage Washer Ephemera
See It Wash!
Video Downloads
Audio Downloads
Picture of the Day
Patent of the Day
Photos of our Collections
The Old Aberdeen Farm
Vintage Service Manuals
Vintage washer/dryer/dishwasher to sell?
Technical/service questions?
Looking for Parts?
Website related questions?
Digital Millennium Copyright Act Policy
Our Privacy Policy