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Post# 48601   11/4/2004 at 22:20 (7,108 days old) by eddy1210 (Burnaby BC Canada)        

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Alright, time for photos of the 1957 Speed Queen in action. First, here is the control panel. Robert, compare it to yours. It has a slightly different layout. Seems like mine has a few extra increments for the fill stage. Unlike any SQ I've owned, this one increments in 45 second intervals. Also, the rinse is a total overflow except for the last 90 secs. Here's a link to all the pics. They start at pic 18.


Post# 48605 , Reply# 1   11/4/2004 at 22:30 (7,108 days old) by westytoploader ()        

Wow, excellent pictures! Looks like a very fun machine to have around and stylish too!

That looked like a fairly small load so how was the turnover with the high-vane agitator?


Post# 48606 , Reply# 2   11/4/2004 at 22:32 (7,108 days old) by Unimatic1140 (Minneapolis)        
Just Beautiful!!!

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Hi Eddy, your new SQ is just beautiful! I bet you are having a lot of fun with it. You are correct, the Canadian version has a few more fill gallon increments listed.

Post# 48609 , Reply# 3   11/4/2004 at 23:09 (7,108 days old) by gansky1 (Omaha, The Home of the TV Dinner!)        

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Great pics of a gorgeous machine, Eddy!

Post# 48612 , Reply# 4   11/4/2004 at 23:38 (7,108 days old) by eddy1210 (Burnaby BC Canada)        
its a very fun machine

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Glad you're all enjoying the pics. Austin, the turnover is great with that high-vane agitator and you're right, it was a light load... it could have handled a larger load with ease. I'm interested to see if Robert's 57 SQ timer increments in 45 second intervals like mine or 1 minute. I notice on his, the gal fill are 3 gals per line (13, 10, 7) but mine go up by 2 gals/line up to 15. Possibility: Canadian gallons are imperial which are a slightly larger size hence only 2 per increment? I'm just guessing here.

Post# 48614 , Reply# 5   11/5/2004 at 01:14 (7,108 days old) by foraloysius (Leeuwarden, Friesland, the Netherlands)        

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Yes, great pictures of a great machine. Picture number 18 became immediately my desktoppicture of the week!

Post# 48619 , Reply# 6   11/5/2004 at 07:03 (7,107 days old) by westytoploader ()        

Robert's '57 SQ is in the "vintage fun stuff" section. Notice the timer...

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Post# 48620 , Reply# 7   11/5/2004 at 07:23 (7,107 days old) by gregm ()        

gorgeous machine, great photos Eddy ............

Post# 48643 , Reply# 8   11/5/2004 at 15:05 (7,107 days old) by drmitch ()        
Speedy Qween Cleaner

Very beautiful machine Eddy! Enjoyed the action shots.

Post# 48647 , Reply# 9   11/5/2004 at 15:48 (7,107 days old) by jmirawm (Barling Arkansas)        

for sharing those great pictures of such a great machine. I feel the need, the need for a speed queen!

Post# 48656 , Reply# 10   11/5/2004 at 17:45 (7,107 days old) by cadman (Cedar Falls, IA)        

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Neat machine Eddy! One question....Does that speed switch control the whole wash/rinse/spin dry cycle or just a particular portion?


Post# 48667 , Reply# 11   11/5/2004 at 20:33 (7,107 days old) by eddy1210 (Burnaby BC Canada)        
speed switch

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Hi Cory, that switch controls the speed of the whole cycle, everything slows down when it's on "lo" so agitation, spin speed and even the pump are all affected for the entire cycle. Later machines had choices for both agitation (brisk/gentle) and spin (fast/slow) and Greg (gansky1) has a rare model that has 3 speeds.
BTW, I just love your Multimatic, what a fantastic find!

I appreciate yours and everyones nice remarks, glad to share these fun pictures with you all.

Post# 48674 , Reply# 12   11/5/2004 at 21:56 (7,107 days old) by Jetcone (Schenectady-Home of Calrods,Monitor Tops,Toroid Transformers)        
ohh THAT is just Georgeous!

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Eddy ITS BEAUTIFUL! Oh my oh my! I'm movein to Canada!!
I love your choice of pastel towels that accents the stainless and aluminum and that door gasket is that new old stock or the original one??

Congratulations its a honey!!


Post# 48693 , Reply# 13   11/6/2004 at 01:17 (7,107 days old) by scott55405 ()        

Thanks for the great pictures Eddy! What does that time switch do on the top? There are two numbers at each setting. I was thinking wash and spin, but if that's the case, what's the purpose of the short cycle?

Fun to see you too, about to drive the trolley! My cooking forum friend is about to move from that island place she lives on to Vancouver, so maybe she will see you when she goes shopping! :)

Post# 48711 , Reply# 14   11/6/2004 at 12:05 (7,106 days old) by golittlesport (California)        
Vancouver beauty

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What a wonderful machine. I love the control panel with the Speed Queen lettering, and I love that high-vane agitator. Thanks for the pictures!

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