Thread Number: 75286
/ Tag: Ranges, Stoves, Ovens
IT'S A WONDER.....16 YEARS LATER IT'S MINE....
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|Post# 991228   4/18/2018 at 09:46 by newvista58 (Northern NJ)  || |
In my last job I was friendly with some of
my customers. One lady who was a Widow finally
bought a new car in 2002, and wanted me to see
it. I stopped by her house. I nearly fell
over when I realized the house was still all
original, as Zamore had designed and built.
She still had her complete yellow GE Wonder
Kitchen, and she loved it. So did I. I told
her one day I would save it.
Sadly, she passed earlier this year and the
house went up for sale. It was a lot of
work, and stress, but I was able to retrieve
it. I got all the cabinets, stove top, and
the textolite countertops. Hopefully soon, I
will be installing it in my kitchen, which I
have left alone since moving in, until what
I wanted came along.
My plan is to combine these cabinets with
my set of Turquoise appliances, I retrieved
from another house in 2012. It will be a while
before mine is done, but I will post pics
when it is. I'm really Happy I finally got
Attached are pics of it in the Original house.
Thanks for looking.
|Post# 991229 , Reply# 1   4/18/2018 at 10:04 by ken (Ulster Hgts, NY)  || |
|Post# 991230 , Reply# 2   4/18/2018 at 10:05 by IowaBear (Cedar Rapids, IA)  || |
|Post# 991233 , Reply# 3   4/18/2018 at 10:38 by Tomturbomatic (Beltsville, MD)  || |
I'm happy your dream came true.
|Post# 991235 , Reply# 4   4/18/2018 at 11:18 by turquoisedude (Ogden & St-Liboire (where??), QC, Canada)  || |
|Post# 991236 , Reply# 5   4/18/2018 at 11:24 by jetaction (Minneapolis)  || |
|Post# 991237 , Reply# 6   4/18/2018 at 11:31 by norgeway (mocksville n c )  || |
EXACTLY what you needed, that is perfect!
|Post# 991238 , Reply# 7   4/18/2018 at 11:35 by Michaelman2 (Atlanta, GA)  || |
This is just cool in every aspect!
|Post# 991239 , Reply# 8   4/18/2018 at 11:53 by Chachp (Conway, AR)  || |
|Post# 991240 , Reply# 9   4/18/2018 at 12:09 by spacepig (Floridas Emerald Coast)  || |
|Post# 991246 , Reply# 10   4/18/2018 at 12:39 by Ultramatic (New York City)  || |
|Post# 991248 , Reply# 11   4/18/2018 at 13:53 by turquoisedude (Ogden & St-Liboire (where??), QC, Canada)  || |
|Post# 991264 , Reply# 12   4/18/2018 at 15:56 by newvista58 (Northern NJ)  || |
I really appreciate them all, and I LOVE this
I really wanted to save the D.W. for my summer
kitchen, whenever I get to that one, however it
was in really bad shape. It had not been used
in a Long time. It had standing water in it.
The pink epoxy was all peeled up around the
Impeller/ Calrod area. It has evidence of
overflowing as there were white calcification
lines going down the back of the exterior of
the tub. The rear interlock switch was rusted.
There were severe rust blisters around the top
of the tub below the gasket in some spots, and
holes right through it in others. The perimeter
below the gasket was collapsing. The sealing
plate was siezed in the up position. The cabinet
was a Rusted mess, as well. The tub was difficult
to roll out and back in, and the wires and pipes
had been hacked apart.
I did save the gasket, which is still good,
the racks, and utensil basket. My friend took
them for his Mobile Maid. I also took the
Yellow front panel and am keeping that for myself.
I feel bad about it, but I just couldn't save
it. I do have a 63 Turquoise Hotpoint D.W.
that will be going in the main kitchen, so I
am not completely without.
Sorry guys. It was in Bad shape. And believe
me, my place is overloaded because I hold on
to, and try to save everything. One day I will
be purging a lot of extra stuff.
Best Washes to All,
|Post# 991271 , Reply# 13   4/18/2018 at 16:18 by Chachp (Conway, AR)  || |
|Post# 991273 , Reply# 14   4/18/2018 at 16:20 by turquoisedude (Ogden & St-Liboire (where??), QC, Canada)  || |
|Post# 991862 , Reply# 15   4/23/2018 at 09:58 by newvista58 (Northern NJ)  || |
It would have been to have it, but It was
an added bonus, as I have a Turquoise
D.W. for the kitchen. I would have used
the other one in the basement kitchen.
However, since it was not salvageable, I
will return to my original plan for the
basement, to get an electric sink. That's
been on my list for quite a while.
Thanks again to all for the nice comments.