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1930's Antique EASY Automatic Washing Machine (RARE!)
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Post# 47727   10/25/2004 at 02:10 (7,110 days old) by Launderess (Quiet Please, There´s a Lady on Stage)        

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This little ole washer is located down in Nawlins (that is New Orleans to you Yankees). Seller will not ship so winning bidder must go and get it. Just watch out for those gators!


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Post# 47728 , Reply# 1   10/25/2004 at 02:40 (7,110 days old) by fixerman ()        

I am skeptical about that "Automatic" washer is as old as the thirties. If I remember correctly the ones with the lever handles for controls like that one, opposed to the center slide controls, are the earlier ones though.

Post# 47742 , Reply# 2   10/25/2004 at 08:01 (7,110 days old) by jasonl (Cookeville, TN)        

A vintage washer in the land of rust. It's a semi-automatic washer. Hmmm...


Post# 47749 , Reply# 3   10/25/2004 at 08:40 (7,110 days old) by Unimatic1140 (Minneapolis)        

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There's nothing automatic about an Easy spin-dryer, its a spinner version of a wringer washer. The seller is doesn't understand what they have, its probably from the late 40's or early 50's.

Post# 47775 , Reply# 4   10/25/2004 at 15:13 (7,109 days old) by gansky1 (Omaha, The Home of the TV Dinner!)        

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Yup - mid to late 40's. I had this same model for a while, the pump was siezed (very common with Easys) and it was in just about the same overall shape. We played with one GregM has in MA back in February - his is nearly mint and lots of fun but like any conventional washer - a ton of work!

"Technological wonder" Yes, a motor attached to a gearbox.

Post# 47801 , Reply# 5   10/25/2004 at 21:11 (7,109 days old) by westytoploader ()        

Automatic? I don't think so. In fact, the later Easy Spindriers had electric controls instead of the "stickshift" controls found on this one.

Post# 47809 , Reply# 6   10/25/2004 at 21:55 (7,109 days old) by fixerman ()        

Actually they were not electric controls. They were knobs that mechanically moved the pump levers and I believe, the trans spin control and were located by the timer, which, by the way, was a spring operated mechanical timer.

Post# 47815 , Reply# 7   10/25/2004 at 23:36 (7,109 days old) by Launderess (Quiet Please, There´s a Lady on Stage)        

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In her best "Momma's" voice from "Momma's Family"

All right, all right all right Eunice, I'm sorry I ever listed the damn thing!


Post# 47820 , Reply# 8   10/25/2004 at 23:44 (7,109 days old) by fixerman ()        

I don't think these were meant to be criticisms. It might very well be someones dream machine. It can never hurt to inform the group of your finds on Ebay and elsewhere.

Post# 47834 , Reply# 9   10/26/2004 at 06:15 (7,109 days old) by jasonl (Cookeville, TN)        
The Big EASY

And look, it's got.... RUST.

Considering it's in someone's garage, and even as we speak, our record breaking heat and humidity we're having right now is eating this machine away.

Post# 47866 , Reply# 10   10/26/2004 at 17:45 (7,108 days old) by westytoploader ()        

Wow, my mistake. All this time I thought they were electric, especially with the "on" lights above the controls!

Is there anything that uses a spring-wound timer today?

Post# 47867 , Reply# 11   10/26/2004 at 17:53 (7,108 days old) by fixerman ()        

Now you got me second guessing myself. It is either a mechanical or a simple electric timer that does nothing but sound a bell or just shuts the motor off when it times out.

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