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Post# 45644   9/23/2004 at 15:59 (7,141 days old) by goatfarmer (South Bend, home of Champions)        

goatfarmer's profile picture complete a set,or just 'cause they want it! Whirlpool model#91820 serial#3769.Was plugged in and working when I picked it up.Looking for $50.00,or something close,or else I'll try EBay. Any takers? BTW,the tag says mfd by the 1900 corporation,of St Joseph,MI.a forerunner to Whirlpool?

Post# 45645 , Reply# 1   9/23/2004 at 16:02 (7,141 days old) by goatfarmer (South Bend, home of Champions)        
another dryer shot

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The same sale had a Frigidaire Flair range,in almost mint condition,in yellow!But $125.00 was a bit steep.

Post# 45648 , Reply# 2   9/23/2004 at 16:55 (7,141 days old) by agiflow-action ()        

Whirlpool was known as the 1900 corp before they changed the name to Wp in 1950 i believe.Whirlpool was the model name of their washers.

Post# 45649 , Reply# 3   9/23/2004 at 17:20 (7,141 days old) by golittlesport (California)        

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Wow...this is the first model Whirlpool dryer! I believe this is from 48 or 49.

Post# 45657 , Reply# 4   9/23/2004 at 19:18 (7,141 days old) by Brent-Aucoin ()        

What a nice dryer.
It looks to be in great shape!
Thanks for the post.
Is it Electric or Gas?

Post# 45661 , Reply# 5   9/23/2004 at 19:51 (7,141 days old) by goatfarmer (South Bend, home of Champions)        

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It's electric.

Post# 45681 , Reply# 6   9/23/2004 at 22:56 (7,141 days old) by lightedcontrols ()        

I have the matching washer for this dryer if anyone is interested. It will need restoration as I don't collect Whirlpools. I just didn't want it to go to the crusher.

Post# 45693 , Reply# 7   9/24/2004 at 08:36 (7,141 days old) by Unimatic1140 (Minneapolis)        

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Yup, that's the very first Whirlpool dryer, from the late 40's a very nice and rare find. It seems the first Kenmore washer and dryer are slighly less rare than the first Whirlpool for some reason.

Post# 45726 , Reply# 8   9/25/2004 at 01:01 (7,140 days old) by kreftgr ()        
Whirlpool History

At the Whirlpool site they show a picture in their time line-approx 1947- of what looks like the mate to this dryer and it says that they were making Kenmore washers before they made their Whirlpool brand washer. Glen


Post# 45732 , Reply# 9   9/25/2004 at 09:10 (7,140 days old) by westytoploader ()        

Interesting that the 1900 Corporation made automatics for Sears for a year before that introduced their first; this must explain why older Kenmore automatics are a little easier to find.

Since they use the belt-drive design, are many parts still available that fit these early machines?

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