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Erie PA kithchen, 1960? GE
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Post# 709825   10/17/2013 at 10:48 (3,831 days old) by akronman (Akron/Cleveland Ohio)        

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Post# 709826 , Reply# 1   10/17/2013 at 10:49 (3,831 days old) by akronman (Akron/Cleveland Ohio)        

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pullout dishwasher

Post# 709830 , Reply# 2   10/17/2013 at 11:00 (3,831 days old) by Tomturbomatic (Beltsville, MD)        

WOW! The DW and oven look unused.

Post# 709832 , Reply# 3   10/17/2013 at 11:06 (3,831 days old) by pulltostart (Mobile, AL)        
Nice Find!

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Almost frozen in time.  The seller claims that he's seen the refrigerator alone go for $5k.   Hmmm... wonder just where he saw that?



Post# 709833 , Reply# 4   10/17/2013 at 11:16 (3,831 days old) by petek (Ontari ari ari O )        

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He's probably seen it asking 5K but going nowhere

Post# 709834 , Reply# 5   10/17/2013 at 11:20 (3,831 days old) by vacbear58 (Sutton In Ashfield, East Midlands, UK)        
By my reading

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he is actually looking for $1000 for the set

Post# 709841 , Reply# 6   10/17/2013 at 12:07 (3,831 days old) by bajaespuma (Connecticut)        

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I would have given them their price and shipped all of those appliances East had that Pull-out been just a few inches wider.

Post# 709843 , Reply# 7   10/17/2013 at 12:23 (3,831 days old) by rp2813 (Sannazay)        

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Is it just me, or is there no gasket on that fridge door?

Post# 709850 , Reply# 8   10/17/2013 at 13:44 (3,831 days old) by retropia ()        

Ralph, is it possible there is part of the door flange we're not seeing, due to the angle of the photo, and that is where the gaskets are mounted? I'm not that familiar with these refrigerators to know for sure how they are built. We're not really seeing the entire inner side of the door.

What I think is fascinating about these photos is that it is obvious that the cabinets were updated at some point, maybe in the 1980s or 1990s? Yet, they went to the trouble of keeping and reusing the old appliances. Somebody sure loved their original GE appliances.

I can't remember another time I saw a Craigslist listing like this with newer cabinets and older appliances.

Post# 709858 , Reply# 9   10/17/2013 at 15:01 (3,831 days old) by turquoisedude (.)        

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OOOH! I want one of those GE Dishwashers, but just for the tub lid... Dang!

Post# 709869 , Reply# 10   10/17/2013 at 15:58 (3,831 days old) by bajaespuma (Connecticut)        

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What tub lid are you talking about?

Post# 709883 , Reply# 11   10/17/2013 at 16:46 (3,831 days old) by turquoisedude (.)        

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Ken - it's the upper lid (controlled by the OPEN CLOSED RUN lever) to seal the tub for washing. The lid to my 59 was lost when the former owners ripped (and I mean that literally) the cabinet out when I bought it. I had no idea it was missing 'till I got it home and found out more about the machine (from this site, no less!).

Post# 709891 , Reply# 12   10/17/2013 at 17:12 (3,831 days old) by Tomturbomatic (Beltsville, MD)        

"had that Pull-out been just a few inches wider."

Had it been a few inches wider, it would not be a pullout. It would be a roll out with the garage-door opener mechanism to drive it in and out.

Post# 709906 , Reply# 13   10/17/2013 at 19:00 (3,831 days old) by rp2813 (Sannazay)        
Oh Geez

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I really didn't get enough sleep last night.  No wonder the door looked so weird to me.  I was looking at the interior of the fridge on the right side of the picture, thinking it was the door, and that perhaps the shot was staged.  It's definitely nap time.


Even though the entire door can't be seen, I don't think there's any question that the gaskets are there, and they're probably in decent shape considering the condition of the rest of the appliances shown.

Post# 709917 , Reply# 14   10/17/2013 at 20:28 (3,830 days old) by danemodsandy (The Bramford, Apt. 7-E)        

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Are probably the result of a "cabinet fronts" company that put new fronts on older cabinets. I can't see anyone pulling the vintage pink postformed laminate countertops off of 1960 cabinets and then re-installing them on new cabinets. In fact, I can't see the countertops being able to withstand such treatment. And where would you find an installer who still knew how to put in a kitchen sink with a Hudee ring?

But I agree, what we can see of the cabinets appears to be much later than 1960s.

Post# 709930 , Reply# 15   10/17/2013 at 22:56 (3,830 days old) by retropia ()        

New cabinet fronts, that makes perfect sense. The new fronts make the kitchen look newer, without spending the big bucks of replacing everything.

Post# 709984 , Reply# 16   10/18/2013 at 14:16 (3,830 days old) by CircleW (NE Cincinnati OH area)        

Sandy is probably correct that the original cabinets have been refaced by CabinetPak or similar. One of my mom's friends had her Lyon steel cabinets done by them in the early 70's. The white cabinets became a dark walnut finish (Formica) which made the formerly cheerful kitchen dreary. Mom said I was rude to Louise when I said I liked it better before, but I was only stating the truth.

Would be interesting to find out if the frames are GE steel cabinets.

On another note, the oven placement is very poor; doorway blocked when oven is open, which is very bad planning. One of my aunts had bers like that, and I'd be surprised if no one got burned running into the open oven door.

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