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VINTAGE GE COMBO WASHER DRYER
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Post# 975243   12/23/2017 at 20:54 by agitatorboogie (Denver)        

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I've decided to come out of hiding and post this rare jewel. Year anyone?

1950's 1960's mid century antique retro


CLICK HERE TO GO TO agitatorboogie's LINK on Albuquerque Craigslist


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Post# 975253 , Reply# 1   12/23/2017 at 22:10 by pulltostart (Mobile, AL)        

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Beautiful machine.  I'd guess 1969 or 1970 maybe, based on the console graphics/design?  Although, that would be too late for a factory turquoise finish, so not sure....

 

lawrence


Post# 975254 , Reply# 2   12/23/2017 at 22:13 by dnastrau (Lords Valley, PA)        
Serial number

Can you post the serial number? That can be decoded to determine the year of manufacture. My rough guess would be 1966-72.

Andrew S.


Post# 975345 , Reply# 3   12/24/2017 at 17:57 by Tomturbomatic (Beltsville, MD)        

That's the end of them with the push to start button and the round, pebble glass window that prevents you from seeing much inside action--stupid decision.

Post# 975358 , Reply# 4   12/24/2017 at 20:03 by agitatorboogie (Denver)        
Unfortunately....

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i'm not the seller, jus a re-poster. There wasn't a serial number provided, only those 3 pics.

Post# 975622 , Reply# 5   12/26/2017 at 18:33 by CircleW (NE Cincinnati OH area)        

I would say it's from '65 or early '66, as it's Turquoise.

Post# 975626 , Reply# 6   12/26/2017 at 19:12 by Countryford (Phoenix, AZ)        

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Wish me luck. I contacted the seller today and we agreeded on a price. A friend of mine in Albuquerque agreed to pick it up and hold it for me.

Post# 975721 , Reply# 7   12/27/2017 at 10:21 by combo52 (Beltsville,Md)        
Last GE Freestanding Combo

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This model is 1971-3, I will be interested to see how it became turquoise in color, but this color was differently not offered in this model.

 

Keep me posted Justin, I still have a lot of parts for this Combo.

 

John L.


Post# 975745 , Reply# 8   12/27/2017 at 12:37 by countryford (Phoenix, AZ)        

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John,
You don't think its earlier than 71?
I'm also wondering if that color isn't a light blue or even a gray and not turquoise.


Post# 975776 , Reply# 9   12/27/2017 at 17:33 by CircleW (NE Cincinnati OH area)        

If it's an early 70's model, they must have either painted it or switched the cabinet parts.

Post# 975777 , Reply# 10   12/27/2017 at 17:37 by bendixmark (Winchester Mass)        
Combo

That is just beautiful.I had one of those 30 years ago but it was green and had the square window. Would love to see more pics when you get it home.Congratulations on a stellar find. Most of my machines I found here at AW.Hoard

Post# 975829 , Reply# 11   12/27/2017 at 23:41 by combo52 (Beltsville,Md)        
Last GE Freestanding Combo

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The machine is after 69 to have a round window and after 1970 to have a push-to-start button.


Post# 975988 , Reply# 12   12/29/2017 at 11:38 by bajaespuma (Connecticut)        
I don't know the Combos as well as the washers

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The "HEAVY DUTY"emblem on the control panel would date it definitively as a 1969 model if it were a washer or dryer but GE took liberties with the Combos and used parts from previous years all the time. Might be true of porcelain colors as well.


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Post# 976002 , Reply# 13   12/29/2017 at 13:25 by bajaespuma (Connecticut)        
1970

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It appears in my 1970 GE Home Laundry Products Pamphlet (notice reference to "color selection" at the bottom):


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Post# 976270 , Reply# 14   12/31/2017 at 08:41 by countryford (Phoenix, AZ)        

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So a friend of mine in Albuquerque went and picked this up for me yesterday. In the pictures it shows that the lower kick panel is missing, however it was with the machine, just not on. It also came with a tray/pan that the unit sits in. He said it does appear that it was originally white and was painted at some point. He said whoever did the painting did a good job. He will be holding onto it for me until I can get there sometime this spring.



Post# 976297 , Reply# 15   12/31/2017 at 11:22 by Tomturbomatic (Beltsville, MD)        

YAY! They are beautiful to look at. Unless you have an independent water supply like a well, you are probably not going to want to dry in it unless you can run the water outside to your landscaping. Drying will take about 30 to 45 gallons for condensation unless you spin the load in something else before drying. It's condenser drying will produce very soft towels.




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