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1950's Westinghouse spacemate set available-mint green
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Post# 679930   5/18/2013 at 15:07 (3,983 days old) by Travis ()        

Hey guys and gals,

I am letting go of this Spacemate set. They're in good cosmetic condition. I was told when I got them they worked. I am not man enough to get them down to the basement to check them out. One knob has a chip and there's some wear on the plastic chrome around the buttons.

They're located in St. Louis. I am asking 525.00 which is what I have in them. Both the washer and dryer has their top panel. I don't have the panel to allow them to be stacked.

Thanks Travis

Post# 679932 , Reply# 1   5/18/2013 at 15:09 (3,983 days old) by Travis ()        

More pics

Post# 679934 , Reply# 2   5/18/2013 at 15:10 (3,983 days old) by Travis ()        


Post# 679935 , Reply# 3   5/18/2013 at 15:20 (3,983 days old) by NewVista58 (Northern NJ)        

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Very Cool Looking Set Travis.

My interest is peaked, but
I'd like to know more about

Can you, at least plug them
in to see if they power up, or
the motors run?

What are the dimensions?
What size load, do they

What functions are on the
control panels?

Does anyone have an idea
of what shipping would
cost for a set like this
from St. Louis to New Jersey?

I've seen a few shippers
mentioned on here, but
who would seem to be
the Best choice?

Thanks Travis.


Post# 679942 , Reply# 4   5/18/2013 at 16:04 (3,983 days old) by Unimatic1140 (Minneapolis)        
Hold Please...

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Can you, at least plug them in to see if they power up, or the motors run?

I wouldn't just power up that washer without putting quite a bit of very hot water in the pump first. What happens if you do that is you can destroy the pump seal if there is dried grit between the carbon face and bronze face seals.

Post# 679948 , Reply# 5   5/18/2013 at 16:43 (3,983 days old) by RevvinKevin (Tinseltown - Shakey Town - La-La Land)        
WOW Travis....

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Those look to be in BEAUTIFUL condition!


Yes could you please enlighten us on what the buttons do?   My Spacemate washer only has the timer knob.




Post# 679949 , Reply# 6   5/18/2013 at 16:44 (3,983 days old) by NewVista58 (Northern NJ)        

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Thanks for pointing that out.
I did not realize.that could

I've worked on vintage radios,
TV, Hi-Fi's, Refrigerators, etc,
but not Automatic Washer & Dryers.
I have only worked on a Philco-Matic
Wringer Washer, I had at one time.

As you can tell I'm new to this,
but am hoping to learn here, as I

Thanks again.

Post# 679954 , Reply# 7   5/18/2013 at 17:31 (3,983 days old) by Yogitunes (New Jersey)        

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check around for shipping companies and ask for quotes from one city to the next....this will give you an idea......

prices vary, as well as door to curb side service, or have it drop shipped at a loading facility.....depends on what exactly you select to be shipped and how...

U-Ship usually has bidding wars on who can do it cheapest, but you want it handled carefully as well....

but that is an absolutely beautiful set to consider....this is the time to react, they may not last talks!

Post# 679955 , Reply# 8   5/18/2013 at 17:32 (3,983 days old) by retromania (Anderson, South Carolina)        

Is that the model Lucy hid in during the Lucy-Desi Comedy Hour commercial? 

Post# 679956 , Reply# 9   5/18/2013 at 17:39 (3,983 days old) by pulltostart (Mobile, AL)        

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Wow!  Very attractive pair!  If the dryer were mounted over the washer, is this one of the models where the unit would be turned upside down from it's current position?  And the controls would be reversed, too?



Post# 679957 , Reply# 10   5/18/2013 at 17:43 (3,983 days old) by Travis ()        


The buttons are for wash and rinse temps. I'll take better close up pictures tomorrow.

The cabinets could use a good buff job. They're not perfect, but very nice for their age.

I have shipped a lot of things. It would likely be 250-350 to ship these to NJ. I think they're 27" wide.

I really don't want my entire basement packed with radios, tv's, washers, dryers and refrigerators, so some must go!

Post# 679959 , Reply# 11   5/18/2013 at 17:49 (3,983 days old) by goatfarmer (South Bend, home of Champions)        

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Several members have used YouCrate successfully.


Post# 679960 , Reply# 12   5/18/2013 at 18:09 (3,983 days old) by bluejay (Havre de Grace, MD)        

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Dear lord those are sexy.

Post# 679964 , Reply# 13   5/18/2013 at 18:56 (3,983 days old) by NewVista58 (Northern NJ)        

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Some close up pics would be great.



Post# 679985 , Reply# 14   5/18/2013 at 21:53 (3,982 days old) by appnut (TX)        

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buttons were kind of color coded. ON the washer the red was hot; yellow was warm and aqua was cold. The slider to the right of the buttons was the water level. ON the dryer the red was normal yellow was delicate; aqua was air. The orange button, I believe, you pushed for an auto dry cycle.

Post# 680011 , Reply# 15   5/19/2013 at 00:24 (3,982 days old) by d-jones (Western Pennsylvania (Pittsburgh Area))        
Very nice machines Travis!

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I hope you're able to sell them.


This post was last edited 05/19/2013 at 03:03
Post# 680018 , Reply# 16   5/19/2013 at 02:20 (3,982 days old) by alr2903 (TN)        

Wow, Travis those are the cadillacs. We had the one dial wonders. Hot or warm wash on the timer. and "The Heat of Hell" dryer. alr

Post# 680056 , Reply# 17   5/19/2013 at 10:34 (3,982 days old) by Tomturbomatic (Beltsville, MD)        

The neat thing about WH dryer buttons was that the heat levels were labeled HI, LO and NO. NO was more consistent than air or fluff, but a little strange to see at first. These dryers, because of their narrow, long cylinders are bad about rolling sheets.

Post# 680060 , Reply# 18   5/19/2013 at 10:55 (3,982 days old) by retromania (Anderson, South Carolina)        

My Bosche compact dryer rolls sheets. It's a pain in the.......

Post# 680063 , Reply# 19   5/19/2013 at 11:16 (3,982 days old) by Travis ()        


Post# 680064 , Reply# 20   5/19/2013 at 11:16 (3,982 days old) by Travis ()        

Washer buttons...

Post# 680065 , Reply# 21   5/19/2013 at 11:18 (3,982 days old) by Travis ()        

Washer boot

Post# 680066 , Reply# 22   5/19/2013 at 11:19 (3,982 days old) by Travis ()        

Dryer boot

Post# 680067 , Reply# 23   5/19/2013 at 11:20 (3,982 days old) by Travis ()        

Wear to plastic chrome on washer

Post# 680068 , Reply# 24   5/19/2013 at 11:21 (3,982 days old) by Travis ()        

Chip on knob

Post# 680145 , Reply# 25   5/19/2013 at 19:54 (3,982 days old) by Travis ()        

Sold to one of the nicest people I have spoken with.

Thanks so much.

Post# 680177 , Reply# 26   5/20/2013 at 00:55 (3,981 days old) by alr2903 (TN)        

Travis, I am glad you were able to find them a good home. alr

Post# 680217 , Reply# 27   5/20/2013 at 12:27 (3,981 days old) by NewVista58 (Northern NJ)        

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I'm glad it worked out for you, and

they'll have a good home.



Post# 680403 , Reply# 28   5/21/2013 at 17:44 (3,980 days old) by ovrphil (N.Atlanta / Georgia )        
Echoes of groans

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...congrats to whoever got those - just beautiful....really classy.

Post# 680782 , Reply# 29   5/24/2013 at 08:38 (3,977 days old) by Jetcone (Schenectady-Home of Calrods,Monitor Tops,Toroid Transformers)        

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who got em? They are so nice!



Post# 711686 , Reply# 30   10/27/2013 at 13:16 (3,821 days old) by washendry (pinconning,mich)        
Mint Green Westy Spacemates

The machines now reside in Michigan, the Laundromat and dryer are
getting along well with the Imperial 1-18 pair and the maytag 806,
the washer clicked into spin, timer advanced and they'll soon be in
use!!! Travis is a wonderful guy, has amazing collections of Monitor
tops, westy, magic chef, and a lot of vintage radio, phonograghs,
Thanks again for holding them for me, good luck with the next set,

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