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Post# 47655   10/23/2004 at 22:05 (7,120 days old) by gansky1 (Omaha, The Home of the TV Dinner!)        

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I found my first vintage dishwasher at an estate sale today, a 1957 GE Mobile Maid in nearly mint condition! I haven't been home long enough to do much more than plug it in (it does run) so I haven't run it through a cycle yet but it sure is pretty!

Post# 47657 , Reply# 1   10/23/2004 at 22:08 (7,120 days old) by gansky1 (Omaha, The Home of the TV Dinner!)        

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here's the inside -

Post# 47659 , Reply# 2   10/23/2004 at 22:13 (7,120 days old) by maytagbear (N.E. Ohio)        
Oh, wow!

Nice find!


Post# 47666 , Reply# 3   10/23/2004 at 23:38 (7,120 days old) by frontaloadotmy (the cool gay realm)        
P # 47655

A thing of beauty. A friend loaned my mother this exact model in 1967. It performed very well. How exactly are you dating it?

Post# 47667 , Reply# 4   10/23/2004 at 23:43 (7,120 days old) by Unimatic1140 (Minneapolis)        
YAY for Ditry Dishes

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HI Greg, that's a wonderful find! I just love the PINK seal and interior. Do I see some plex-glass in your future??? Inquiring minds must know.

Post# 47675 , Reply# 5   10/24/2004 at 07:33 (7,119 days old) by foraloysius (Leeuwarden, Friesland, the Netherlands)        

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Hey Greg, that is a beauty!!! Great find, congratulations!!!

Post# 47676 , Reply# 6   10/24/2004 at 08:03 (7,119 days old) by westytoploader ()        

Wow Greg, beautiful dishwasher! The interior looks great! And is that the "bowtie" impeller trying to peek out?

Excellent find!


Post# 47684 , Reply# 7   10/24/2004 at 11:24 (7,119 days old) by jakins (Kissimmee, Fl.)        

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Looks just like my 58. does it have the pink hoses and power cord

Post# 47685 , Reply# 8   10/24/2004 at 11:31 (7,119 days old) by mikepaquette ()        
Very Very nice Mobile Maid

This is the machine I grew up with. I had a chance not long ago at one but did not move quick enough. My loss. I would love the same machine in drawer style. This Mobile Maid (attached) is the closest I have come across so far, but it is not the pink interior with the bowtie impeller. Again excellent find, good for you. Michael

Post# 47692 , Reply# 9   10/24/2004 at 13:16 (7,119 days old) by gansky1 (Omaha, The Home of the TV Dinner!)        

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It is a bowtie impeller, exactly the same as my grandmother had except hers was a BOL model with a little different styling from the early 60's. I didn't realize this would have pink hoses and cord so I was very excited to see them when I got it home. There will definitely be some plexi-glas in the future of this machine!

Post# 47693 , Reply# 10   10/24/2004 at 13:16 (7,119 days old) by golittlesport (California)        
pretty in pink

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what a beautiful machine! congratulations!

Post# 47695 , Reply# 11   10/24/2004 at 13:26 (7,119 days old) by jmirawm (Barling Arkansas)        
Beautiful Machine !

Congrats on the great find! She is absolutely beautiful! I Love the exterior styling and the interior color. ON top of all that, you get pink hoses and cord also!!!! I bet that was a great surprise!

Post# 47708 , Reply# 12   10/24/2004 at 20:11 (7,119 days old) by drmitch ()        
Mobile Maid

Hi Greg, I`m so jeolus! Everything you find is in mint condition! You lucky guy!

Post# 47752 , Reply# 13   10/25/2004 at 09:19 (7,118 days old) by gregm ()        
I have parts

great find Greg, beautiful machine, I have parts for that if you need them, let me know :)

Post# 47878 , Reply# 14   10/26/2004 at 20:58 (7,117 days old) by gansky1 (Omaha, The Home of the TV Dinner!)        
It works!!

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I tried the Mobile Maid last night in the kitchen, the fill hose left a wet spot on the floor so I'll have to replace that, but everything else works perfectly. It was just like I remember at my grandmother's, ROARING water sounds so powerful the machine wiggles when the water is slamming around inside the cabinet!

Post# 47985 , Reply# 15   10/28/2004 at 05:38 (7,116 days old) by kenmore1978 ()        
Dishwasher shaking

My '62 KM 600 TL DW would shake when the Roto Rack was spinning, that's how I knew it was rotating correctly.

Post# 48053 , Reply# 16   10/28/2004 at 21:43 (7,115 days old) by Jetcone (Schenectady-Home of Calrods,Monitor Tops,Toroid Transformers)        
The inside is

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That interior is just identical to our 1961 GE Undercounter Roll-Out! That pink matched our 1959 GE wall refridgerator.
The wall fridge was a nice idea but a bad execution especially at Thanksgiving.
Our DW roared away so loud everyone left the kitchen while it ran thru the cycle.

The front is beautiful,very jet age! Not Atomic and not Deco.
Congratulations Greg that will be fun but you will have to "wash" all the dishes first. In fact this is the machine that taught me to never collect vintage dishwashers. IT is why I fought Robert and John Lefever about installing ANY vintage DW in my kitchen. In the end they were right and I had no experience with Kitchen Aid! I LOVE MY 1961 KITCHEN AID!!


Post# 48069 , Reply# 17   10/29/2004 at 00:36 (7,115 days old) by gansky1 (Omaha, The Home of the TV Dinner!)        

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Ha! My grandmother's Mobile Maid was kept in the laundry room adjacent to the kitchen, turn on the dishwasher and close the door. I was the only one who used it much in later years, I loved the smell of the clean dishes after the cycle was done - chemical clean scent... Nothing like it!

Post# 48146 , Reply# 18   10/29/2004 at 21:32 (7,114 days old) by tlee618 ()        

I sure agree with that Greg, you just can't beat that clean scent with just a hint of chorline.

Post# 48880 , Reply# 19   11/9/2004 at 08:25 (7,103 days old) by ultramatic1 ()        
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What a beauty! I hope you have many years of good use out of this wonderful machine. I just aquired a Westinghouse portable dw myself and am in the process of refinishing it. Many congrats to you and your GE.

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