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Post# 46296   10/4/2004 at 19:03 (6,742 days old) by westytoploader ()        

Koblenz Electric in Mexico. Interesting varieties of washers; round tubs, wringers, small impeller machines, semi-automatics, automatics...and many use the spiral ramp agitator. Present-day Roto-Swirl??

This website is in Spanish but is much more detailed. The English version is at


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Post# 46297 , Reply# 1   10/4/2004 at 19:34 (6,742 days old) by tolivac (greenville nc)        
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Sounds like a nice line of machines-would be neat if they could be marketed here.Would think the Hispanic folks would be interested.Like the "perfect Wash" system.Like the 8 "ultraletas" in the base of the tub.Baffles of some sort.If they could be marketed here-worth a serious look.That ramp agitator sure does look like a KN Roto Swirl.Have some of their upright vacuums.They are all metal copies of an Eureka Sanitaire.The Koblentz ones are actually better.One vac has a dust cup-the others use Eureka F&G bags.As you may know-the Koblentz vacuums are readily available in the US.-Usually sold thru dealers or janitorial suppliers.

Post# 46321 , Reply# 2   10/5/2004 at 09:20 (6,741 days old) by veg-o-matic (Baltimore, Hon!)        

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I rather like the thought of a washer named "Cynthia."

Post# 46519 , Reply# 3   10/8/2004 at 16:01 (6,738 days old) by agiflow-action ()        

Are there any pics of this spiral agitator?

Post# 46525 , Reply# 4   10/8/2004 at 17:03 (6,738 days old) by spiralactivator ()        

Last time I looked at the English version of the site Koblenz also had a yellow-skirted wringer washer called "Zoraya." I agree, it's time to expand their laundry line north of the border.

Post# 46586 , Reply# 5   10/9/2004 at 13:34 (6,737 days old) by laundramatt (Youngstown, Ohio)

Check out their English page, they have a dealer in San Antonio, Texas! I wonder if you can buy the washers in America now.

Post# 46587 , Reply# 6   10/9/2004 at 13:35 (6,737 days old) by laundramatt (Youngstown, Ohio)        

Woops, I put the link in the wrong place! Duh!

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Post# 46591 , Reply# 7   10/9/2004 at 15:10 (6,737 days old) by gansky1 (Omaha, The Home of the TV Dinner!)        

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The large capacity (22lb) model looks like an Alliance (Speed Queen/Amana) design - have a look at the dryers. I'm not sure about the 24" models though...maybe Whirlpool/Estate/Roper for export?

Post# 46654 , Reply# 8   10/10/2004 at 19:55 (6,736 days old) by mrb627 (Buford, GA)        

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I miss the ramp agitators of the past. Many had a unique way of churning over a load of wash. I'd like to see ramps as an alternative to the DAA of today. BORING! Ramps/Swirls/Rotos, whatever you want to call them, they're just fun to watch.


Post# 46661 , Reply# 9   10/10/2004 at 20:38 (6,736 days old) by tolivac (greenville nc)        

I miss 'em too.My grandmothers KN washer had a big black RotoSwirl agitator.Loved to watch and listen to it while visiting her in the summer of long past when I was little.

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