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Vintage 1957 Kenmore Washer and Dryer, $200 each (Kalamazoo, MI)
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Post# 971365   12/3/2017 at 22:00 by spacepig (Floridas Emerald Coast)        

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Per the ad: "Vintage Washer and Dryer. Sears Kenmore. White. Never Used. Manufactured in 1957. $200 each or best offer."

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Post# 971378 , Reply# 1   12/3/2017 at 22:56 by appnut (TX)        

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I'd like to see interior shots of both to prove they've nevr been used.  That's the dryer our neighbor across the street had since new.  It was replaced by the black Touch Command Hotpoint dryer in around 1970. 

Post# 971382 , Reply# 2   12/3/2017 at 23:36 by rp2813 (The Big Blue Bubble)        

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Just taking up space since 1957?  I suppose that's possible, but more likely it's the seller who has never used them.  From the exterior, it sure looks like somebody else did use them.

Post# 971387 , Reply# 3   12/4/2017 at 00:05 by washdaddy (Baltimore)        

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I agree with Bob totally. I want to see the money shot on both machines and I'd like to see in back of them as well to see if there's any kind of wear from use.
What I'm currently looking at leads me to believe that NEY NEY THEY HAVE BEEN USED at some point in their 60 year existence.

Post# 971390 , Reply# 4   12/4/2017 at 00:55 by rp2813 (The Big Blue Bubble)        

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Well, if never used, they were certainly abused and neglected over the past 60 years.

Post# 971397 , Reply# 5   12/4/2017 at 01:42 by Launderess (Quiet Please, There´s a Lady on Stage)        
Am sorry, but that house

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Is one step up from trailer park trash. Don't meant to offend but just cannot see appliances in that condition and the state of surroundings being "unused".

That house does not look as if they sent things out, and or had another set stashed away somewhere. Presence of a child's bicycle means there are or were children in the household, that means laundry, and lots of it, so where and how was it done?

Even being generous and believing the set was truly "unused" since installation. They've been sat sitting in that environment for so long who knows what the interior looks like, and or has set up housekeeping over the years.

Post# 971400 , Reply# 6   12/4/2017 at 01:59 by rp2813 (The Big Blue Bubble)        
Mouse House

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Disneyland for mice, without a doubt.

Post# 971407 , Reply# 7   12/4/2017 at 06:06 by Gyrafoam (Roanoke, VA)        

"House never cleaned" is more believable.

Post# 971411 , Reply# 8   12/4/2017 at 06:35 by sfh074 (atlanta)        
I'm with Steve on this one

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By the looks of the dirty house = dirty clothes ...... so yeah I'll believe they have never been used. Ugh! They would have to sit outside for a month before I would go near them. But wouldn't mind having them after full restore.

Post# 971507 , Reply# 9   12/4/2017 at 15:31 by arris (Rochester New York)        

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Anyone care to venture a guess what's in those jugs next to the dryer ?????

Post# 971513 , Reply# 10   12/4/2017 at 15:46 by turquoisedude (Ogden & St-Liboire (where??), QC, Canada)        

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Is the seller a Mr. Walter White, a Mr. Jesse Pinkman, or a Mr. Heisenberg by any chance?   LOL

Post# 971519 , Reply# 11   12/4/2017 at 16:35 by ken (Ulster Hgts, NY)        

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I was wondering the same things about those jugs. After watching enough episodes of Hoarders you acquire an eye for such things. Seeing a house that looks as nasty as this one with jugs of "something" on the floor you wonder what the "something" might be.

I wonder if the dryer is gas or electric?

Post# 971524 , Reply# 12   12/4/2017 at 16:56 by speedqueen (Harrison Twp, Michigan)        

Perhaps apple cider aging to, umm, increase the flavor...

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Post# 971554 , Reply# 13   12/4/2017 at 19:22 by combo52 (Beltsville,Md)        

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The dryer is electric.

Post# 971556 , Reply# 14   12/4/2017 at 19:32 by ken (Ulster Hgts, NY)        

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Would gas model have an access panel on the lower front?

Post# 971664 , Reply# 15   12/5/2017 at 07:07 by combo52 (Beltsville,Md)        

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Yes, that's how we know this one is electric.

Post# 971724 , Reply# 16   12/5/2017 at 13:05 by ovrphil (N.Atlanta / Georgia )        
Wet feet?

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They remind me of what happens in wet basements - I grew up in city built on a swamp. MANY basements in my hometown flooded. Many appliances in the basement eventually had these wet feet signs. Although there's no water line.

Conviently no other photos are included.

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