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Post# 972145   12/7/2017 at 13:25 (221 days old) by Seamusuk (Dover Kent UK)        

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Post# 972207 , Reply# 1   12/7/2017 at 19:06 (221 days old) by Frigilux (The Minnesota Prairie)        

Great signage! Say...come to think of it, weren't there some Frigidaire top-loaders in the film 'My Beautiful Launderette'?

Post# 972219 , Reply# 2   12/7/2017 at 20:14 (220 days old) by hippiedoll (tucson, arizona u.s.a.)        
very cool!

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I enjoyed reading those original Frigidaire signs.
Thank you for posting & sharing the pictures of them.

Post# 972308 , Reply# 3   12/8/2017 at 08:12 (220 days old) by triumphdolomite (Staffs(UK))        

That brings back some childhood memories, our local laundrette was Frigidaire equipped. It was only small and took up the ground floor of a terraced house, if I remember correctly there were 5 turquoise washers and 5 dryers. All the signs were the same as was the wonderful 1970's grooved plywood wall covering as in your 3rd and 4th pictures.

Post# 972455 , Reply# 4   12/9/2017 at 00:38 (219 days old) by tolivac (greenville nc)        

NICE-like the old signs-esp on a vintage wood paneled wall!Hope the place keeps them for décor!

Post# 972483 , Reply# 5   12/9/2017 at 02:36 (219 days old) by vacbear58 (Sutton In Ashfield & London UK)        
Wood panelled walls

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If only it was wood, this is faux wood panelling with an imitation plastic finish on hard board (thin flexible wood panels probably made of sawdust or even paper pulp) Or thin ply at best.
Normally used as a quick and reasonably cheap solution for damp walls and flaking plaster

Ian, you have been in my living room so you know it is quite a dark room. Can you imagine what it must of been like with "panelling" like this all across the chimney breast and along the side up to where my stereo is. And this when the bay window at the side would have been about half the height it is now and not a bay window. All it needed was some typically 1970s swirly carpet and three piece suite to complete the picture. I know they had it because, at some point when it was all removed, a former owner tacked it to the walls of the garage and you could see the slot that had been cut in it for the Baxi Bermuda gas fire/central heating boiler.



Post# 972485 , Reply# 6   12/9/2017 at 02:49 (219 days old) by johnrk (BP TX)        
I Loved That Movie!

'My Beautiful Launderette' was an amazing movie. Of course, back when that came out, God forbid that regular theaters down here in the South release it. I went back then with a gay friend and I think I was the only straight guy in the Greenway Plaza theatre here in Houston. It was where 'Taxi Zum Klo' and the original 'La Cage', etc., would show. Beautiful underground theatre in a super modern office complex (back then). I hadn't thought about that film in years, Frigilux--thanks for reminding me! Need to watch that again...

Post# 972507 , Reply# 7   12/9/2017 at 06:20 (219 days old) by tolivac (greenville nc)        

Sometimes the plastic face "Marlite" Masonite wall panels can be nice looking and look like wood-its a photo of a real wood piece on the plastic Melamine surface.Its the real cheap particle board panels that are bad.

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