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Post# 686794   7/2/2013 at 07:00 (3,949 days old) by pulltostart (Mobile, AL)        

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Ran across this ad on the Columbia, SC CL.  Someone maybe does restoration (?) in addition to sales.  Can't decide about the quality of the paint job on the dryer.  Are those reflections on the front, or just a bad spray job?



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Post# 686796 , Reply# 1   7/2/2013 at 07:02 (3,949 days old) by pulltostart (Mobile, AL)        

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In the lower half of this photo note the filter-flo cabinet, can't tell the brand.  Definietly a FF lid/top.  The washer is now black - definitely not a factory color.  Wonder how the rest of the washer looks?



Post# 686818 , Reply# 2   7/2/2013 at 10:13 (3,949 days old) by mrb627 (Buford, GA)        
Black Pair

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The black pair in the upper photo are interesting as well.


Post# 686819 , Reply# 3   7/2/2013 at 10:13 (3,949 days old) by mrb627 (Buford, GA)        
Black Pair

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The black pair in the upper photo are interesting as well.


Post# 686848 , Reply# 4   7/2/2013 at 12:06 (3,949 days old) by ultramatic (New York City)        

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Definitely a bad spray job.

Post# 686849 , Reply# 5   7/2/2013 at 12:06 (3,949 days old) by pulltostart (Mobile, AL)        

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You're right - I missed those.  They appear to be GE's.  There's also a black Whirlpool next to the black FF in the lower photo.



Post# 687053 , Reply# 6   7/3/2013 at 05:02 (3,948 days old) by tolivac (greenville nc)        

Nice how someone at that shop leaves tools and parts on top of a machine they are going to sell-last picture.No cover or cloth on the machine to protect it!Dryer has a rattlecan paint job-sometimes the swap shop operators do that here!

Post# 687130 , Reply# 7   7/3/2013 at 14:30 (3,948 days old) by danemodsandy (The Bramford, Apt. 7-E)        
Hard to Believe:

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That someone has made a business of selling the sort of mismatched pairs people used to scrimp and save to replace.

When I was a kid, it was a point of pride to have a matched pair, even if they weren't new. I remember several visits to family and friends of the family where a trip to the basement or laundry room was a highlight, because the family had just gotten rid of "those old things" and purchased a dazzling new washer and dryer that matched. This, of course, stirred envy among those who were still Getting By with mismatched appliances, and spurred them to join the Matched Pair Society as soon as they could possibly inveigle Hubby into the purchase. Not even my mother - the least fashion-conscious person imaginable - was immune, though she drew the line at a set of 1965 Kenmore 400s.

My second cousin's wife, Betty Ann, was the hands-down winner of the competition. She had a fully matched set of Turquoise Westinghouse majors (including a dishwasher, some punkins in those days) in her kitchen, and the '62 or '63 Lady Ks downstairs were also matched, in Turquoise. Given that the washer and dryer were in the basement instead of the kitchen, this was considered by my female relatives to be a level of attention to detail that was possibly a mite excessive.

When the Lady K washer proved troublesome - and it was very troublesome indeed - there was a lot of tongue-clucking from those same relatives, as in: "That's whutcha git whin yuh git above yuhseff."


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