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Antique Dryer 1956 Kelvinator Excellent Cond. Working - $300 (NE Ohio)
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Post# 967432   11/12/2017 at 01:26 (219 days old) by ovrphil (N.Atlanta / Georgia )        

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DEF-9 - LOVE LOVE LOVE the lighted panel.

Seller's CL ad reads:

"Vintage 1956 Kelvinator Dryer in excellent condition fully functional and working perfectly. Runs well, timer works and shuts off when clothes are dry, has working lighted controls and drum light. 220V electric. Very heavy well built dryer. Photos speak for the excellent condition. Model DEF-9 Nice dryer for the retro collector or Mad Men display $300.00"

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Post# 967438 , Reply# 1   11/12/2017 at 03:01 (219 days old) by Ultramatic (New York City)        

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Wow! Love it!

Post# 967455 , Reply# 2   11/12/2017 at 08:10 (218 days old) by pulltostart (Mobile, AL)        

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I don't see any sign of an exhaust port.  Is this a condensing dryer?



Post# 967459 , Reply# 3   11/12/2017 at 08:27 (218 days old) by akronman (Akron/Cleveland Ohio)        
exhaust port

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it looks like the port is the older 3" diameter, hidden somewhat by the cord in this pic. And it looks like there are alternative port locations, check out the round covers up near the top of the rear cover, and the rear of the console cover.
Right now, $300 is too rich for my blood.

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Post# 967469 , Reply# 4   11/12/2017 at 10:22 (218 days old) by Gyrafoam (Roanoke, VA)        

Oh, one can always negotiate a better deal if the seller really plans on moving it out. Having to ship it is a whole different story. Logistics. Probably weighs like a block of granite.

Nice Do-All-Dial Dryer might attract the matching Washer over time. 'Ya never know.

Post# 967492 , Reply# 5   11/12/2017 at 14:42 (218 days old) by brucelucenta ()        

It would be worth a lot if it had the matching washer to go with it.

Post# 967501 , Reply# 6   11/12/2017 at 15:44 (218 days old) by johnrk (BP TX)        
Who Needs

a Wurlitzer when one has this to entertain? Drooling...

Post# 967777 , Reply# 7   11/13/2017 at 18:28 (217 days old) by classiccaprice (Hampton, Virginia)        

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I may have a new dream machine for the list. Maybe one day.

Post# 968733 , Reply# 8   11/18/2017 at 14:54 (212 days old) by TrainGuy (Key West)        

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Who bought this great dryer?

Post# 968754 , Reply# 9   11/18/2017 at 15:50 (212 days old) by twintubdexter (Palm Springs)        

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Occasionally the POD has this dryer along with the washer in an ad. I don't recall ever seeing one of these although I probably wouldn't remember by now anyway. Used dryers sold very well, especially gas. I assume a lot of dryer-less people hooked them up in the garage near the water heater. I had forgotten all about 3" vents. From a retail standpoint, it was illegal to sell them. 

Post# 968795 , Reply# 10   11/18/2017 at 18:30 (212 days old) by Launderess (Quiet Please, There´s a Lady on Stage)        

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Well somebody is going to have a "hot" time in Cleveland.

Post# 968803 , Reply# 11   11/18/2017 at 19:07 (212 days old) by combo52 (Beltsville,Md)        
Late 50s Kelvinator Electric Dryer

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These were heavy dryers, whats with the ads pictures, #10 is of a much newer GE dryer where they are showing the interior light, LOL.

Post# 968823 , Reply# 12   11/18/2017 at 20:37 (212 days old) by ovrphil (N.Atlanta / Georgia )        

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It was the "Interior Drum Light" tag that was the teaser and helped to sell it. LOL!

Post# 968838 , Reply# 13   11/18/2017 at 22:33 (212 days old) by Norgeway (mocksville n c )        
My 80 something. Hotpoint

Has the exact same sticker

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