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Post# 976168   12/30/2017 at 16:18 by goatfarmer (South Bend, home of Champions)        

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Post# 976204 , Reply# 1   12/30/2017 at 20:00 by cuffs054 (MONTICELLO, GA)        

Reminds me of our Kelvy.

Post# 976231 , Reply# 2   12/30/2017 at 23:58 by appnut (TX)        

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Reminds me of my parents' 1948 Kelvinator. 

Post# 976253 , Reply# 3   12/31/2017 at 05:07 by akronman (Akron/Cleveland Ohio)        

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Post# 976267 , Reply# 4   12/31/2017 at 07:45 by pulltostart (Mobile, AL)        

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The quality goes in before the name goes on.



Post# 976315 , Reply# 5   12/31/2017 at 12:36 by DaveAMKrayoGuy (Oak Park, MI)        

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I'll take "Vintage Refrigerators", Alex, for $One-Thousand$...

-- Dave

Post# 976331 , Reply# 6   12/31/2017 at 14:00 by RP2813 (The Big Blue Bubble)        

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I was going to say Kelvy too, but I wasn't sure about the vertical pull.  Between that and the scalloped treatment on the front, it seems older than 1949.  I also don't know if Kelvy offered that gliding center shelf either.  Regardless, it's a nice fridge -- just not $350 worth of nice.

Post# 976332 , Reply# 7   12/31/2017 at 14:17 by appnut (TX)        

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Ralph, I think that gliding drawer under the freezer compartment was known as a chiller drawer or something like that.  Our fridge had that.  I don't remember what it as used for.  My first apartment in college had an early to mid 1960s NOT frost-free Hotpoint with the "little" door for the freezer section.  There was a sliding full-width plastic chiller drawer under the "freezer" compartment.  I think I may have used that to dump ice from the trays there.   

Post# 976336 , Reply# 8   12/31/2017 at 15:04 by RP2813 (The Big Blue Bubble)        

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Bob, I meant the full width shelf in the center of the fridge -- the next one above the crispers.  It appears to glide and has a rail at the back of it to keep things from toppling off.


That drawer below the freezer is for meat storage per the lettering on the freezer door.  That's an odd arrangement, having to open the freezer door to get at the meat drawer.   Why not make the door shorter and label the meat drawer itself like everybody else did?

Post# 976338 , Reply# 9   12/31/2017 at 15:12 by goatfarmer (South Bend, home of Champions)        

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That shelf under the freezer also helps regulate the temperature of the 'fridge. Some had little flaps that you could put up or down, depending on how cold you wanted the 'fridge.

Post# 976342 , Reply# 10   12/31/2017 at 15:55 by RP2813 (The Big Blue Bubble)        

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Kenny, I remember that flap on a '60s or '70s fridge when I lived in a rental, but I don't remember the make.   IIRC, leaving it in the "colder fridge" position resulted in stuff against the rear wall of the fridge section freezing.

Post# 976375 , Reply# 11   12/31/2017 at 22:29 by goatfarmer (South Bend, home of Champions)        

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Yeah, if you don't have that drawer in place, it will get very cold in the 'fridge.

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