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All things "Avocado"; a thread dedicated to the long lived color...
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Post# 615389   8/7/2012 at 13:26 (2,602 days old) by drh4683 (Chicago western suburbs)        

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This may have been discussed in the past, but I'm looking to find out some history on this color from its first uses in industrial design followed by its phase out. I'm curious if any one particular manufacturer can be credited for having first introduce an appliance in this color. We know it eventually became so popular that virtually all consumer goods were offered in this color for quite a long time, both as painted items (automobiles, bathroom/kitchen fixtures, large appliances etc.) and also produced as injection molded plastics for millions of different containers and other small appliances. I don't think any color was used as extensively as avocado was. Apparently it was the "in" color for quite a long time. In the 90's, I recall how many people reflected on this color with complete hatred, having nothing but memories of how "everything was avocado back in the 60's and 70's" and that it was "ugly". Well, that was the 90's and that was a while ago now. 15+ years later, it doesn't seem to be looked at as "ugly" like it was. I find more people think its a cool color rather than ugly. At the store, I see a few different things in "avocado" or some other variant that is close to the original olive green color, but not so much in appliances (yet?). Like everything, design trends come and go and eventually whats old is new again, maybe not to the extreme as it once was, but it at least still makes some sort of a comeback in a watered down sort of way. Perhaps this is happening with avocado, but very slowly.

I'm curious to find out some kind of in-depth history on this color, kind of a timeline so to speak. When was it first used on appliances (and by who. I think its agreed to have its first consumer use around 1966), when its popularity peaked, and when did it start to fall out of fashion followed by when was it last offered by the appliance manufacturers. Lastly, what kind of future if any do we see for this color making its return to the appliance world.

Lots of questions, and probably no real definitive answer to some of them, but I'm looking forward to getting your input, opinions and experiences.

Either way, I'd also like to see some photos of your avocado appliances, especially some of the later last gasp Avocado models(presumably)from the 80's.





Post# 615390 , Reply# 1   8/7/2012 at 13:35 (2,602 days old) by norgeway (mocksville n c )        
My 1975 Frigidaire Imperial

Fridge!

Post# 615391 , Reply# 2   8/7/2012 at 13:39 (2,602 days old) by norgeway (mocksville n c )        
My 1975 Frigidaire Imperial

Fridge!

Post# 615392 , Reply# 3   8/7/2012 at 13:42 (2,602 days old) by norgeway (mocksville n c )        
1975 Frigidaire

Deluxe Range. These were my neighbors, they bought them when I was 10, I got them a few months ago after her passing...at one month shy of 102 years old!

Post# 615404 , Reply# 4   8/7/2012 at 14:49 (2,602 days old) by CircleW (NE Cincinnati OH area)        

To the best of my knowledge, General Electric was the first to use the name "Avocado" for a major appliance. However, in '66 Frigidaire had come out with a color called "Tahitian Green" which was a very similar shade.

Post# 615430 , Reply# 5   8/7/2012 at 16:39 (2,602 days old) by joelippard (Hickory, NC)        


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Here is my '69 Rollermatic in Avacado.


Post# 615431 , Reply# 6   8/7/2012 at 16:40 (2,602 days old) by joelippard (Hickory, NC)        


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Post# 615439 , Reply# 7   8/7/2012 at 18:03 (2,602 days old) by turquoisedude (Ogden & St-Liboire (where??), QC, Canada)        

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Here's a few dishwashers to add to the Avocado parade...
This is a Canadian 1978 Kenmore


Post# 615440 , Reply# 8   8/7/2012 at 18:05 (2,602 days old) by turquoisedude (Ogden & St-Liboire (where??), QC, Canada)        

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Another Canadian model - a 1971 Westinghouse portable

Post# 615442 , Reply# 9   8/7/2012 at 18:07 (2,602 days old) by turquoisedude (Ogden & St-Liboire (where??), QC, Canada)        

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And a stunning 1965 (may be a 1966, though...)Lady Kenmore portable

Post# 615448 , Reply# 10   8/7/2012 at 18:17 (2,602 days old) by goatfarmer (South Bend, home of Champions)        

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Avocado Whirlpool washer from the early 70's


Post# 615449 , Reply# 11   8/7/2012 at 18:18 (2,602 days old) by goatfarmer (South Bend, home of Champions)        
3 speed dryer

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almost a match.


Post# 615500 , Reply# 12   8/7/2012 at 22:32 (2,602 days old) by CircleW (NE Cincinnati OH area)        

Youngstown steel cabinets even came in Avocado. I remember seeing them on display at the local dealer in the early 70's.

Post# 615502 , Reply# 13   8/7/2012 at 22:48 (2,602 days old) by gansky1 (Omaha, The Home of the TV Dinner!)        

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Lovely avocado Whirlpools on CL here - went to California

Post# 615523 , Reply# 14   8/8/2012 at 01:20 (2,602 days old) by pdub (Portland, Oregon)        

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Here is one of my 1-18 sets in avocado. I like to tell people they are "sage green". Very trendy you know!

Post# 615568 , Reply# 15   8/8/2012 at 09:11 (2,601 days old) by drh4683 (Chicago western suburbs)        
Great photos so far!

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Some very impressive appliances you guys have. Norgeway, I especially like that '75 Frigidaire electric range. I'd put that in my kitchen right now if I had one like it.
pnub, that's a great pair of 1-18's. What year are those? I never saw them with the viewing glass. Is this a later model feature?



Post# 615595 , Reply# 16   8/8/2012 at 10:47 (2,601 days old) by rickr (.)        
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Maytag 806 set I restored for my aunt just over a year ago. They got the full tear down and restoration, except the paint was original and cleaned up very well.

Post# 615600 , Reply# 17   8/8/2012 at 10:53 (2,601 days old) by AquaCycle (West Yorkshire, UK)        

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I'm not sure about appliances, but we had an avocado bathroom suite from 1985 in my childhood house. It was awful, but very fashionable at the time. I still remember the day we had a plain white suite fitted and how much brighter it looked

Post# 615733 , Reply# 18   8/8/2012 at 23:48 (2,601 days old) by PhilR (Quebec Canada)        

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Doug,

The window lids were mostly featured on Gold Crown and later Crown models. Other models had them too.

 

 

Here's my 1968 Frigidaire Rapidry 1000 Gold Crown washer (and the dryer that should eventually be painted to match!)

 

 




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Post# 615734 , Reply# 19   8/8/2012 at 23:51 (2,601 days old) by PhilR (Quebec Canada)        

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My 1969 Frigidaire Custom Imperial dishwasher.


Post# 615735 , Reply# 20   8/8/2012 at 23:55 (2,601 days old) by PhilR (Quebec Canada)        

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My 1973 Frigidaire GMini washer and dryer (they aren't shaded on edges but Frigidaire later called this color Avocado too).


Post# 615739 , Reply# 21   8/9/2012 at 00:18 (2,601 days old) by vintagekitchen ()        
Avocado bathroom set

I actually quite liked my grandparents bathroom with the avocado green tub, sink, and toilet. Unfortunately when I was 17 something went wrong with the toilet, and for once my grandpa couldnt fix it, (a very rare thing, that man could fix anything, and I do mean anything), so a white toilet took it's place, and ruined the whole look of the room.

Post# 615759 , Reply# 22   8/9/2012 at 05:57 (2,600 days old) by bajaespuma (Connecticut)        
Doug,

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I like the way you think.

 

As I recall from the time, all the princesses were getting tired of their American Standard pinks, aquas, canary yellows and wanted something more "Natural". Peter Max was the rage and industry was responding by introducing colors that could, theoretically, be found in the forests and the farms. The word "ecology" appeared in our lives. I think the advent of less expensive color TV and the art directors for TV had lots of influence here. Couture followed very quickly; I remember the colors for the sewing patterns that my Mother drew changing along with the times. Avocado, unfortunately, was a very hard color to use in interior design. It quickly became the color of the close-out appliance and the odd toaster and iron. Most of the avocado appliances I remember seeing were bought as bargain-basement buys or to replace appliances that had been turquoise and were no longer available.

 

Here's a re -imagining of a kitchen I grew up with where I've replaced the white appliances with avocado ones and I've only changed the counter color a little bit to coordinate (the color transfer on this graphic is a little off; less cyan in the original so it looked much more authentically avocado):


Post# 615779 , Reply# 23   8/9/2012 at 08:48 (2,600 days old) by PhilR (Quebec Canada)        

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I think Avocado looks great with very dark brown cabinets like this.

 

The owner did change the color of this older range to Avocado with newer panels.



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Post# 615805 , Reply# 24   8/9/2012 at 10:40 (2,600 days old) by Frigilux (The Minnesota Prairie)        

Appliance colors go in and out of fashion, just like....well, fashion. The candy colors of the late 1950's and early 1960's were all the rage, but once they were replaced with avocado, harvest gold, coppertone, the once-favored candy colors (yellow, pink, turquoise, etc.) were derided. By the early 1980's, almond reigned as the great new color; later, black was fashionable. Currently, we're in a stainless steel-or-white mode.

While I think stainless steel and white are classics, perhaps we'll see a return of the candy colors or the Mediterranean triumvirate (avocado/gold/coppertone)?


Post# 615815 , Reply# 25   8/9/2012 at 10:56 (2,600 days old) by firedome (Binghamton NY & Lake Champlain VT)        
The color Avocado was popular

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even in boats!! Starcraft made aluminum runabouts in light avocado in the late 60s, I have a scanned ad of one around here somewhere!

Post# 615818 , Reply# 26   8/9/2012 at 11:14 (2,600 days old) by dirtybuck (Springfield, MO)        
PhilR:

Dod you make a typo on the year for the Frigidaire Rapidry 1000 washer? It looks newer than 1968 to me. Could you have meant '78?

Post# 615819 , Reply# 27   8/9/2012 at 11:35 (2,600 days old) by PhilR (Quebec Canada)        

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Bill,

It is a 1968 model and it's how it came from the factory (with some added wear!). Other members (including Patrick who posted in this thread) have the exact same washer.

 

Some 1968 models were still produced in 1969. Mine is a US model, but in Canada, 1968-69 models were still produced until the Frigidaire factory closed in 1970. And the Canadian models differ a bit from the US models too. The last series from 1970 have a mix of parts from 1965-66 and 1968-69 US models. Washers made were not available here with the fanciest features like the variable speed clutch or the water level selector.

 

Here's my 1977 (which is identical to 1978 models) but it's not avocado...  And unlike Patrick's similar Crown washer above, this one didn't originally have a window lid as it wasn't available on this model. (I kept the original one in case I want to switch back!). This lid was donated to me by SteveD and I really like how it looks!

 

 

 


Post# 615848 , Reply# 28   8/9/2012 at 13:57 (2,600 days old) by pdub (Portland, Oregon)        
PhilR...

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Thank you for dropping my name! I just love your loaded with options TOL avocado 1-18 set. I always wanted to find one with the lighted console but have never run across them.

Here is a picture of my 1968 rollermatic set for Bill.

Patrick


Post# 615855 , Reply# 29   8/9/2012 at 14:58 (2,600 days old) by PhilR (Quebec Canada)        

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Patrick, my 1-18 set is harvest gold just like your Gold Crown set!

 

 I still need to repaint my Colonial Copper Gold Crown dryer so it matches my Avocado Gold Crown washer. Mine was a cheaper DE66 model with timed drying only and no heat settings but thanks to a forum member who had a DN5 dryer like yours that she offered here for free, I was able to get all the parts to update mine to have an automatic setting.

 

Here's the dryer with it's original control panel before I made the switch to DN5 parts.


Post# 615932 , Reply# 30   8/9/2012 at 22:36 (2,600 days old) by pdub (Portland, Oregon)        
PhilR...

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oops! I wonder if I'm going color blind? I see now where your 1-18's are harvest gold but maybe it's the lighting in the picture too.

Nice conversion on the dryer and glad that worked out for you. I took mine completely apart, replaced the rear felt seal and cleaned out the lint buildup. It's a great dryer and seems very accurate.

Patrick


Post# 615949 , Reply# 31   8/10/2012 at 01:33 (2,600 days old) by pdub (Portland, Oregon)        
Here's another!

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It's a Frigidaire set from Bewitched in avocado. Would have loved to see those machines operating with the washer lid open during an episode.

Enjoy!


Post# 615989 , Reply# 32   8/10/2012 at 06:34 (2,599 days old) by joelippard (Hickory, NC)        


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What a beautiful set that is. I have never seen them with grey control panels like that.

Post# 616030 , Reply# 33   8/10/2012 at 10:41 (2,599 days old) by PhilR (Quebec Canada)        

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They are 1964 Custom Imperials (I really wish I could find a set of these!), and I think they were repainted as the rest of the Frigidaire appliances used on Bewitched.


Post# 616121 , Reply# 34   8/10/2012 at 16:26 (2,599 days old) by classiccaprice (Hampton, Virginia)        

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my 1973 Kenmore trash compactor! See my thread about it!

Post# 616555 , Reply# 35   8/12/2012 at 12:55 (2,597 days old) by PhilR (Quebec Canada)        

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RCA range from the 1970's (I'm wondering if these were still related to Whirlpool or GE or ?)


Post# 616556 , Reply# 36   8/12/2012 at 12:56 (2,597 days old) by PhilR (Quebec Canada)        

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RCA refrigerator and range.


Post# 616562 , Reply# 37   8/12/2012 at 13:55 (2,597 days old) by Pulsator (Saint Joseph, MI)        
My Maytag A806

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Built in the very early 70s! I love the timer, advances just like the really old ones did!


Post# 617436 , Reply# 38   8/16/2012 at 01:31 (2,594 days old) by PhilR (Quebec Canada)        

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An avocado Presto pressure cooker. 


Post# 617440 , Reply# 39   8/16/2012 at 02:34 (2,594 days old) by twintubdexter (Palm Springs)        
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In Avocado...on ebay @14.99 + $11.14 to ship

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Post# 617441 , Reply# 40   8/16/2012 at 02:55 (2,594 days old) by alr2903 (TN)        

IIRC,  when 1st Lady Jackie Kennedy,  moved to the White House, one of her "requests" was to get rid of everything "Mamie Eisenhower" PINK.  I hate it when i can not locate a documented source.  As Frigilux posted by 1963, ecology and earth tones where already buzz words. In the mid 1960's the "new adults" associated pink / turquoise/pale yellow with their parents homes. It was not at all unusual at that time to go to someones home  with a new appliance in "coppertone,  and as soon the "other failed" they planned to purchase/upgrade it in coppertone. Of course both first Ladies where furnishing the living quarters with what was available and in fashion, at the time. Most retailers including Sear's  kept their color hues so you would get the best color match with their product. Including the Toast and Platinum, "in house color's".      Our local c's list is overflowing with black appliances most people want stainless now. alr

 


Post# 617483 , Reply# 41   8/16/2012 at 08:27 (2,593 days old) by PhilR (Quebec Canada)        

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I have the same electric knife but it's branded Philips. 


Post# 617949 , Reply# 42   8/17/2012 at 18:42 (2,592 days old) by rpms (ontario canada)        

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GSW avocado Spiralator.

Post# 618085 , Reply# 43   8/18/2012 at 12:20 (2,591 days old) by DaveAMKrayoGuy (Oak Park, MI)        

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This might not be an appliance, but it's the only avocado thing I have any access to (well, I don't know what my sister did w/ my mom's avocado Mont. Ward Signature sewing machine!) and that's my Swingline Stapler:


-- Dave

(Sorry about the clutter, just wanted to also show off my old digital alarm clock (made by Kidde) that has that lighted scenery & the light bulb in there now actually out-lasted the original & we're talking over-29 out of the over-30-years! And it still wakes you up, too--but it's been hard to set the alarm over the years!)


Post# 619895 , Reply# 44   8/24/2012 at 21:37 (2,585 days old) by moparguy (Virginia)        

So with a renewed appreciation for avacado, I just picked up this virtually unused avacado GE Americana range... it is beautiful and I can't wait for a few (strong) friends to help unload it from my van and set it up, lol... built to withstand anything! It's about as clean as I have seen a vintage stove and I will add some more pics when we get it out (this pic is from the sellers craigslist post). It was original to the one-owner 1966-67 home. Unfortunately, the rest of the appliances had been replaced over the years...



Post# 619925 , Reply# 45   8/24/2012 at 23:33 (2,585 days old) by danemodsandy (The Bramford, Apt. 7-E)        
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Great Americana, but one note of caution, if you don't mind.

 

If you have a cat or cats, this may not be the range for you.  The reason is those pushbuttons at the sides of the cooktop.  They're placed where kitty-cats can walk on them - and then of course they get pressed.

 

There have been fires resulting from this source. If you have cats who never walk on the counter, it might be a different story.

 

I hope this does not rain on your parade, but I thought you'd want to know. 


Post# 619943 , Reply# 46   8/25/2012 at 00:51 (2,585 days old) by qsd-dan (West)        

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Nice score, Jeff!


Post# 619950 , Reply# 47   8/25/2012 at 01:11 (2,585 days old) by Spankomatic (Ukiah,CA)        

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The Brady Bunch refrigerator. We had one just like it in 1971


Post# 619985 , Reply# 48   8/25/2012 at 06:28 (2,584 days old) by moparguy (Virginia)        

Thanks guys, I am SO happy with this stove, it is just sparkling! And I had heard that these buttons were subject to kitty activation... no worries, my Americana will at least for now be a part of my stove collection display, only to be plugged in during a specific use... and my kitty doesn't jump that high anymore.

Post# 620012 , Reply# 49   8/25/2012 at 10:56 (2,584 days old) by danemodsandy (The Bramford, Apt. 7-E)        
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Glad to hear you were aware of the kitty factor, and that you've got a plan to avoid the problem. 


Post# 620013 , Reply# 50   8/25/2012 at 11:15 (2,584 days old) by danemodsandy (The Bramford, Apt. 7-E)        
RCA Range

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That range was built by Westinghouse (pre-WCI), betcha.  The knobs and the faux woodgrain handle with plast-o-chrome end caps are the giveaway, as is the depth of the cooktop panel.  The fact that the knobs have bubbled plast-o-chrome confirms it to me.  On Westy ranges of that vintage, if you didn't keep your range's knobs clean, the grease buildup would attack the plast-o-chrome and make it bubble and peel. 


Post# 620045 , Reply# 51   8/25/2012 at 13:32 (2,584 days old) by parunner58 (Davenport, FL)        

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This was my mom's kitchen in the mid 70's. GE potscrubber dishwasher, Roper two oven gas range and a Frigidaire Gemini 2000 side by side

Post# 620061 , Reply# 52   8/25/2012 at 13:58 (2,584 days old) by kenmoreguy89 (Valenza)        

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My pitiful 2 cents, even if among other stuff I have M.Wards percolator in Avocado, only thing I have in that color, actually this model of percolator was sold over the name of Proctor Silex also, newer model of percs. .....was making peperonata in here sorry for picture quality and "mess".....

Post# 620064 , Reply# 53   8/25/2012 at 14:13 (2,584 days old) by Spankomatic (Ukiah,CA)        

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@parunner58  We had the same wall paper in our kitchen in 1970...  It's funny to see it again after so many years. Thanks for posting.


Post# 620067 , Reply# 54   8/25/2012 at 14:15 (2,584 days old) by kenmoreguy89 (Valenza)        

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parunner58
Even my dog used to do that in the dishwasher!!! Ahahaha! What Cutie!


Post# 620072 , Reply# 55   8/25/2012 at 14:20 (2,584 days old) by kenmoreguy89 (Valenza)        

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paruner58
You had/have the same type of Sunbeam fryer model I have! Mine is a chromed one, always wondered what is it's age, can you tell something me about your one?
It is identical, the squared light type and even the lid and lid knob, of course switch knob and frying/cooking chart......so same age I think.....
Thanks


Post# 620130 , Reply# 56   8/25/2012 at 17:52 (2,584 days old) by goatfarmer (South Bend, home of Champions)        
original?

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Vintage Kelvy 'fridge on EPay. Original color?

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Post# 620132 , Reply# 57   8/25/2012 at 17:54 (2,584 days old) by moparguy (Virginia)        

My guess is that it must be a repaint, I don't think avacado was available until about ten years after that fridge was made.



Post# 620149 , Reply# 58   8/25/2012 at 19:21 (2,584 days old) by parunner58 (Davenport, FL)        

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I believe we got that fryer in the 70's, it was my mom's second Sunbeam one, she did have a chrome one that she got when they were married in 1956.


Post# 620161 , Reply# 59   8/25/2012 at 19:43 (2,584 days old) by gansky1 (Omaha, The Home of the TV Dinner!)        

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72 Speed Queen

Post# 620174 , Reply# 60   8/25/2012 at 20:30 (2,584 days old) by petek (Ontari ari ari O )        

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Here's a nice never used Sears avocado deep fryer and it could be yours if the price is right 

 

 



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Post# 620391 , Reply# 61   8/26/2012 at 15:00 (2,583 days old) by beekeyknee (Columbia, MO)        

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Kevin mentions his Grandparent's bathroom and Ken mentioned the trend in the '70's toward more "Natural" colors that marketers and advertisers used at the time.

Here is a picture of my parents bathroom after we put down new flooring a year ago. My Mothers said the color was called "Fern Green" or something like that. Not quite Avocado. I actually like it. The fixtures are all original except for the lavatory faucet and the toilet seat. Everything is from Sears. Our whole house was practically from Sears. The bathroom, the appliances, the furnace, the drapes. I have heard that the toilet seats can be duplicated for color at places like Lowes. Does anyone know where vintage faucets can be found?

I prefer the inside of my house to be decorated in whatever color I like. If I want to see "Nature" I can go outside. LOL.

Dogs in the dishwasher. I can't stand it. I consider it bad behavior and poor training on the owners part. Ours gets a swat with the dishtowel if he even considers it.

Here's some pictures of the bathroom. The wallpaper is no longer there.


Post# 620392 , Reply# 62   8/26/2012 at 15:03 (2,583 days old) by beekeyknee (Columbia, MO)        

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A better view of the whole room.

Post# 620393 , Reply# 63   8/26/2012 at 15:10 (2,583 days old) by beekeyknee (Columbia, MO)        

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We were lucky. We found a discontinued remnant for around $100.00. A closer view of the floor.

Post# 620403 , Reply# 64   8/26/2012 at 15:39 (2,583 days old) by CircleW (NE Cincinnati OH area)        

Brian, I'm thinking Sears fixtures at that time were made by Universal-Rundle. The color used in your parents bathroom is probably their "Green" which I believe is U-R's match to American-Standard "Bayberry/Avocado".

The link is to Bemis Mfg. Co. Click on color match, and you can select from various manufacturers to find their color listing.


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Post# 620428 , Reply# 65   8/26/2012 at 16:35 (2,583 days old) by kenmoreguy89 (Valenza)        

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Thanks mike for the info.

Post# 620435 , Reply# 66   8/26/2012 at 17:01 (2,583 days old) by beekeyknee (Columbia, MO)        

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Thanks for the link, Tom. Does anyone know where vintage lavatory faucets can be found? This is not the original faucet. The original one was much cooler and fit the period better. I wish I had a picture of it.

Post# 620448 , Reply# 67   8/26/2012 at 19:06 (2,583 days old) by westie2 ()        

beekeyknee you might try Locke Supply that are in Missouri.



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Post# 622407 , Reply# 68   9/3/2012 at 19:54 (2,575 days old) by danemodsandy (The Bramford, Apt. 7-E)        
Bathroom Fixtures

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Were Sears' TOL line, called "Sculptura." I think Universal-Rundle was the actual manufacturer.

Your Sculptura fittings are some of the earlier ones; in later years, some of the sleekness was compromised to incorporate soap dish recesses, etc.

I remember sighing over this line in the Sears catalog, and longing for my parents to go to Sears and order all-new Sculptura fittings for our bathroom.

I might as well have waited for pigs to fly past a blue moon on a night when Hell froze over. My folks were what you might call a leetle thrifty.


Post# 622408 , Reply# 69   9/3/2012 at 19:57 (2,575 days old) by danemodsandy (The Bramford, Apt. 7-E)        
Bathroom Fixtures

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Were Sears' TOL line, called "Sculptura." I think Universal-Rundle was the actual manufacturer.

Your Sculptura fittings are some of the earlier ones; in later years, some of the sleekness was compromised to incorporate soap dish recesses, etc.

I remember sighing over this line in the Sears catalog, and longing for my parents to go to Sears and order all-new Sculptura fittings for our bathroom.

I might as well have waited for pigs to fly past a blue moon on a night when Hell froze over. My folks were what you might call a leetle thrifty.

P.S.: I envy you those sink legs and their attached towel bars like I cannot tell you. Though our bath wasn't Sculptura, our sink did have those features, and they were great to have. To this day, I would prefer having them, with cleaning supplies, extra paper, etc. housed in a proper closet instead of a vanity.


Post# 622678 , Reply# 70   9/5/2012 at 05:01 (2,573 days old) by beekeyknee (Columbia, MO)        
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Here is another picture of the sink. I think the sink is really cool too. I suppose my Mother picked it out. I'd like to find the original faucet. It went really well the the postmodern look of the sink.

If anyone knows the faucet I'm talking about, post a picture of it here if possible.


Post# 622698 , Reply# 71   9/5/2012 at 07:22 (2,573 days old) by 112561 (River Park, in Port St. Lucie, Florida)        

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You can, or could get sink legs from Lowe's, I need to look again. And you could get mid century looking light fixtures from them too. I have a mint green wall hanging sink dating from 1960 from the house across the street, and a pink wall hanging sink from 1959 from a little house around the corner that even has the original jalousie window front door. Avocado in this house was rare, although green was mama's favorite color. We had a Sears electric can opener/knife sharpener, bread box like the one on Brady Bunch, a Hamilton Beach electric knife, and maybe an odd frying pan or two. I have an avocado Cory Party Chef, and an avocado 45 rpm record carrier right now.


Post# 622722 , Reply# 72   9/5/2012 at 09:31 (2,573 days old) by danemodsandy (The Bramford, Apt. 7-E)        
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Sink legs are available, yes. But what I cannot find is sink legs with the attached towel bars, like the units shown in Brian's photo. The towel bars are what make sink legs worth having. They used to be a standard hardware-store item up into the later 1960s, before vanities became the "must-have" they are considered to be today.

Do you know something I don't?


Post# 626307 , Reply# 73   9/20/2012 at 09:57 (2,558 days old) by kenmorelover (Indianapolis, Indiana)        
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Here is my avocado set. Just got it and love it.

Post# 626407 , Reply# 74   9/20/2012 at 18:41 (2,558 days old) by 112561 (River Park, in Port St. Lucie, Florida)        
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I have not encountered the attractive leg/towel bar combo anywhere, and for that matter, cannot find the sink legs in Lowe's anymore. I'm afraid I don't know something that you don't. What I'd like here though is a mid century looking cabinet custom built under my wall sink, I think it was done. No Home Depot cabinet sinks in here!

I wouldn't mind having something like this, we found this in a house about five blocks away, when the roommate was house shopping. I couldn't get the doors to reinstall. The toilet is a much newer grey one.


Post# 627904 , Reply# 75   9/27/2012 at 12:15 (2,551 days old) by DaveAMKrayoGuy (Oak Park, MI)        

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I forgot that MY bathroom (at least where there's TILE) which is in the bathtub area is ALSO Avocado & the floor is too!

However, when the money looks better, I'm probably likely to get a Surround for my bathtub & new flooring, as both are looking ancient, cracked & filled w/ grout mold & are ripe to be replaced!

Yes, all the money the previous owner invested in this place all went into the fancy kitchen...!


-- Dave


Post# 1032649 , Reply# 76   5/14/2019 at 18:52 by Maytag85 (Sean A806)        
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Here’s a Maytag A606 set I picked up for $30 in Los Angeles sometime in March of 2019

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Post# 1032651 , Reply# 77   5/14/2019 at 18:53 by Maytag85 (Sean A806)        

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Another photo of the A606 and DG606, but in the sunlight :)

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Post# 1033577 , Reply# 78   5/25/2019 at 00:06 by PhilR (Quebec Canada)        

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Lets update it with our latest acquisitions!



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Post# 1033583 , Reply# 79   5/25/2019 at 05:13 by goatfarmer (South Bend, home of Champions)        

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Sold this set to my nephews mother in law several years ago. Bought at an auction.


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