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1931 EASY
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Post# 66786   5/14/2005 at 23:10 (7,001 days old) by gregm ()        

I also did a quick ten second video for this ...... but couldn't upload to this site, but maybe because it is hopefully "smaller", I can email it to people interested.

Post# 66788 , Reply# 1   5/14/2005 at 23:12 (7,001 days old) by gregm ()        
I LOVE this thing ............

cool, huh ? I guess these were double the cost of "wringers" back in the '30's and were considered the "Cadillac" of washers.

Post# 66789 , Reply# 2   5/14/2005 at 23:14 (7,001 days old) by gregm ()        

spin basket .......

Post# 66791 , Reply# 3   5/14/2005 at 23:15 (7,001 days old) by gregm ()        

simple mechanism, hard to see in this pic .........

Post# 66796 , Reply# 4   5/15/2005 at 00:13 (7,001 days old) by CleanteamofNY ((Monroe, New York)        

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Please send me that video footage........
I think this will be interesting to see how Easy washes clothes!

Post# 66817 , Reply# 5   5/15/2005 at 05:44 (7,001 days old) by Wringingwet (Walterboro South Carolina)        
I would love to see the video also

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Please send me Any of the video footage that you have shot. I would appreciate it. I hope your enjoying your new home with all your wonderful machines

AKA Wringingwet

Post# 66821 , Reply# 6   5/15/2005 at 08:40 (7,001 days old) by westytoploader ()        

Hi Greg,

Would love to see the footage of early up-and-down agitation!!

My email is


Post# 66825 , Reply# 7   5/15/2005 at 09:43 (7,001 days old) by cehalstead (Charleston, WV)        
1931 Easy

anyone know the spin speed of the spinner???

Post# 66826 , Reply# 8   5/15/2005 at 09:52 (7,001 days old) by tlee618 ()        

Hi Greg, Love that Easy!! That jadite green color is just to beautiful. Hope you can get the video posted some way. Thanks for sharing. Terry

Post# 66828 , Reply# 9   5/15/2005 at 10:01 (7,001 days old) by rickr (.)        
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Greg that is a really nice example of an early washing machine! You do not see too many of these anymore,let alone one in that condition. I love the 1930's green color,and the polished brass "washing arms". Did they go back and forth,or up and down?
Do be careful about too much use of a machine like this one. After all you have been liberated to the Automatic Era. Do not risk "scrubbing away your youth and beauty" by over use of a non-automatic machine such as this one! Please! There are easier wash days...

A concerned club member,

Post# 66832 , Reply# 10   5/15/2005 at 12:09 (7,001 days old) by cybrvanr ()        

That agitator looks like you put your dining room chandlier in the washing machine! The brass finish on that thing is nice!

Post# 66851 , Reply# 11   5/15/2005 at 14:57 (7,001 days old) by compwhiz128 ()        

Send it to me as well!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Post# 66866 , Reply# 12   5/15/2005 at 16:15 (7,001 days old) by mrx ()        

That machine's really ornate. Looks totally 1930s

Do those "balls" actually wash well?

What are they made of ?

Post# 66867 , Reply# 13   5/15/2005 at 16:31 (7,001 days old) by kenmore62 ()        

Does the spin basket water go back into the wash tub????

Post# 66869 , Reply# 14   5/15/2005 at 16:40 (7,001 days old) by agiflow ()        

I wonder if those swirling arms were any influence on the spiralator that would come later. hmmm.

Post# 66872 , Reply# 15   5/15/2005 at 17:27 (7,001 days old) by laundramatt (Youngstown, Ohio)        

Hi Greg, I would love to see any videos you make.

I'm pretty sure this agitator was much more common in the 30's, before the gyrating agitator bacame popular. In one of the early "Little Rascals" shows, one of the Rascals is sitting atop an agitator in a washing machine while it is running. He seems to be going up and down, as well as around the tub. I wonder if they just made the action up, or if that was the true action of some washer agitators.

Anyway, please send me any videos you have made. My email address is:

Thanks, Matt

Post# 66894 , Reply# 16   5/15/2005 at 20:26 (7,000 days old) by frontaloadotmy (the cool gay realm)        
Pretty Easy

My brother snatched an Easy ringer out of my Grandmothers barn last summer, ( my dad was going to heave it) it may be close in age as it has the same wonderful green enamel; the conventional agitator that is very Kelvinator looking. Is the spinner cover disc on yours "weighted" ? About 22 years ago when I was living in SF there were a lot of Mom & Pop type
reconditioned appliance stores. I remember seeing an Easy
newer than yours, but very late 30's or early 40's perhaps with conventional agi , beautiful chrome strip vertical accents, very deco; It also had a hinged,locking spinner lid with a heavy thick disk; what a fool to not plunk down the $125.00!Yours is very handsome.

Post# 66923 , Reply# 17   5/16/2005 at 05:30 (7,000 days old) by kenmore1978 ()        
Easy video

I'm curious to see this in action too. You can send to

Post# 66930 , Reply# 18   5/16/2005 at 06:22 (7,000 days old) by Jetcone (Schenectady-Home of Calrods,Monitor Tops,Toroid Transformers)        

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That is a georgeous machine! Ilove the colors and steel! I'll bet thats Monel and not SS!


Post# 66934 , Reply# 19   5/16/2005 at 06:35 (7,000 days old) by laundramatt (Youngstown, Ohio)        

Sorry, I goofed on my email address. It's


Post# 66936 , Reply# 20   5/16/2005 at 07:00 (7,000 days old) by Peteski50 (New York)        
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I would like to get a video
Thank you

Post# 66949 , Reply# 21   5/16/2005 at 09:11 (7,000 days old) by rocky2 (Northwest Indiana)        

Have always wondered about the wash action of that style machine. Please send video also to


Post# 66955 , Reply# 22   5/16/2005 at 10:13 (7,000 days old) by tlee618 ()        

If you have time Greg I would love a copy of the video as well. thanks so much. Terry

Post# 66991 , Reply# 23   5/16/2005 at 13:37 (7,000 days old) by gregm ()        
answer to some above questions

I am not sure of the speed of the spinner, but it is pretty fast. I want to guess somewhere between 650 and 700rpm. The "bells" are chrome plated brass. It is so cool to watch and it really pushes the clothes around suprisingly with alot of splashulation. << "thats a jetcone term". AND yes, frontaloadotmy, the spin cover is weighted and locks down, its the only way you can spin is the cover must be down. The spin basket water can drain back into the other tub if you want. Just place the drain the hose in the wash tub. For those of you who provided your email above I am emailing the video now. I have "dial-up" so it takes 40 minutes roughly for me to upload a ten second video ......... uuuuuggghhhh ....... so I hope you all get it OK ......... best regards, gregm

Post# 67004 , Reply# 24   5/16/2005 at 15:29 (7,000 days old) by duetboy ()        
ask a favor....

Maybe you could upload the clip to a couple of members who have faster connections and they would send it out for you. I know I'd be more than happy to help out if I could...

aka jeff

Post# 67049 , Reply# 25   5/16/2005 at 21:18 (6,999 days old) by gregm ()        
thanks Jeff

thank you duetboy, Jeff, for your offer, another friend of mine offered too, so I think I am allset, but if not, I will let you know, thanks again ........

Post# 67053 , Reply# 26   5/16/2005 at 21:51 (6,999 days old) by tlee618 ()        

Thanks so much for taking the time to send the video out Greg. I know what that is like with Dial Up. Best money I have ever spend was to change to DSL. Greg I can't believe the wash action in that machine. Thanks again. Terry

Post# 67110 , Reply# 27   5/17/2005 at 11:57 (6,999 days old) by laundramatt (Youngstown, Ohio)        

Hi, Greg, I'm not trying to rush you, but have you sent this file to everyone yet? I haven't received it yet. Please let us know.

Thanks in advance, Matt

Post# 67125 , Reply# 28   5/17/2005 at 15:09 (6,999 days old) by gregm ()        
Matt ..........

Matt, I just asked my friend John, (coldspot) to forward it to you whereas he has a much faster connection than I ........ I thought I had sent it to you, my apologies .......

Post# 67137 , Reply# 29   5/17/2005 at 17:18 (6,999 days old) by geoffdelp (SAUK RAPIDS)        

Thanks so much for sharing this video!! I've often wondered how those machines worked. I couldn't believe the power ... wow ... the precursor to Frigidaire! I would guess you pull the agitator bells off at the top so you could remove the clothes?

How far up can you fill it with water?

Great machine ... thanks again.


Post# 67140 , Reply# 30   5/17/2005 at 17:44 (6,999 days old) by cehalstead (Charleston, WV)        
1931 Easy video

If anyone with a high speed connection would be willing to send the video to me, I would love to see it. My e-mail address is


Post# 67179 , Reply# 31   5/17/2005 at 20:53 (6,998 days old) by cehalstead (Charleston, WV)        
thanks for the video

Thanks for sending the video. The wash action of this machine is awesome. I have seen the same model machine in a museum, but had no idea of the wash action. Fantastic!!!!! Isn't this the same Easy that Miss Daisy had in her kitchen, or was hers newer?

Post# 67181 , Reply# 32   5/17/2005 at 20:58 (6,998 days old) by peteski50 (New York)        
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This is a realy great video and I thought Frigidaire was the only one that went up and down.

Post# 67183 , Reply# 33   5/17/2005 at 21:06 (6,998 days old) by westytoploader ()        

Too cool! Interesting that the vacuum cups "index" with each stroke, and the action looks powerful, like it could really build some suds!

I like how the agitate shaft is located high--no need for bellows seals or any of that ********...

Post# 67185 , Reply# 34   5/17/2005 at 21:14 (6,998 days old) by Pulsator (Saint Joseph, MI)        

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Send it to me!!!! ( Thanks!

Post# 67228 , Reply# 35   5/18/2005 at 05:10 (6,998 days old) by laundramatt (Youngstown, Ohio)        

I got it, Greg, thanks. The wash action is too cool. If you ever have the time, I would love to see this washer running with a full load of clothes, water, and detergent. Thanks again!

Post# 67246 , Reply# 36   5/18/2005 at 09:31 (6,998 days old) by golittlesport (California)        

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Very cool machine, Greg! My grandmother had an EASY she kept even after she got automatics. She used it for rugs and rags and my grandfather's garden clothes. It was green enamel like yours and had the locking spinner lid, but it had a spiralator in it. I have seen ads for Easys of that period that offered both kids of agitation. They must have made both types when they were transitioning from vacuum cup to agitator. I'd love to see your video.

Post# 67441 , Reply# 37   5/20/2005 at 10:04 (6,996 days old) by duetboy ()        
I'll take a copy -or-


Post# 67508 , Reply# 38   5/20/2005 at 19:30 (6,995 days old) by compwhiz128 ()        

o.o No videos yet

Post# 67514 , Reply# 39   5/20/2005 at 20:34 (6,995 days old) by richm (Pompano Beach, FL)        
I'd like a copy

Hi Greg,

Would you mind forwarding a copy of the video to me?



Post# 67530 , Reply# 40   5/20/2005 at 22:12 (6,995 days old) by compwhiz128 ()        

I saw the videos and thats kewl how it washes. i thought nit moved back and foward.

Post# 67575 , Reply# 41   5/21/2005 at 04:40 (6,995 days old) by hooverac216 ()        

oh send me a copy to plese

Post# 67578 , Reply# 42   5/21/2005 at 06:57 (6,995 days old) by Wringingwet (Walterboro South Carolina)        
Could anyone with a highspeed foward me the Vid??

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I feel for greg having a dial up .. even out here in the middle of the woods I have DSL. Thank God for a Phone Co-op

I would appreciate anybody forwarding and I will help forward it out also

Email address is



Post# 67580 , Reply# 43   5/21/2005 at 07:18 (6,995 days old) by laundramatt (Youngstown, Ohio)        
Could anyone with a highspeed foward me the Vid??

Hi Philippe, I forwarded it to you. Let me know if you have any problems with the attachment. Matt

Post# 67581 , Reply# 44   5/21/2005 at 07:20 (6,995 days old) by laundramatt (Youngstown, Ohio)        
Could anyone with a highspeed foward me the Vid??

Also forwarded to you Adam.

Post# 67614 , Reply# 45   5/21/2005 at 13:26 (6,995 days old) by duetboy ()        
I was wondering...

do the "bells" automatically ratchet or is that just a side effect of the turbulance they kick up?


Post# 67712 , Reply# 46   5/22/2005 at 12:45 (6,994 days old) by gregm ()        

the bells do turn/advance slightly with each up and down stroke

Post# 68841 , Reply# 47   5/31/2005 at 22:01 (6,984 days old) by Washachine ()        

please send me the video too


Post# 69358 , Reply# 48   6/5/2005 at 22:51 (6,979 days old) by roto204 (Tucson, AZ)        
If anyone would be so kind as to forward it...

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May I jump on board for the video :-D

Thank you very much!


Post# 70970 , Reply# 49   6/20/2005 at 16:57 (6,965 days old) by Filterflo14 ()        

Can someone pleasesend me the video I would be verry thankful.

Post# 70971 , Reply# 50   6/20/2005 at 17:30 (6,965 days old) by Stainfighter (Columbia, SC)        
getting in line ! :-)

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I would enjoy watching this too!
email is


Post# 1158008 , Reply# 51   8/27/2022 at 11:22 (688 days old) by Adam-aussie-vac (Canberra ACT)        
I know that this thread hasnít had any replies in

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6000+ days, but I do really want to see this machine

my email address is

Post# 1158010 , Reply# 52   8/27/2022 at 11:25 (688 days old) by Launderess (Quiet Please, Thereīs a Lady on Stage)        

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You are going to get all sorts of spam in amounts totally unforeseen.


Post# 1158014 , Reply# 53   8/27/2022 at 11:57 (688 days old) by qsd-dan (West)        
I do really want to see this machine

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Post# 1158059 , Reply# 54   8/28/2022 at 09:28 (687 days old) by dnastrau (Lords Valley, PA)        
Easy three-cup agitator

My maternal grandmother said she had a machine with a three-cup agitator when they were first married. They got married in 1934 and I assume it was an Easy brand. I have seen one of these run in person at the New Jersey State Fair in Augusta, New Jersey. The usually have it set up and running every year in the building with the small machines, lawn mowers, hit and miss engines, etc.

Andrew S.

Post# 1158197 , Reply# 55   8/29/2022 at 15:08 (686 days old) by abcomatic (Bradford, Illinois)        

HI Greg,  I would love to see this video too.  Please send it to     thanks. 

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