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Westinghouse Imperial Dryer - Montréal-North
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Post# 713689   11/7/2013 at 12:38 (3,810 days old) by turquoisedude (.)        

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Anyone looking for a later 50s version of a Westy slant-front dryer?? This one's practically in my back yard!

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Post# 713698 , Reply# 1   11/7/2013 at 13:38 (3,810 days old) by laundromat (Hilo, Hawaii)        

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I had the matching washer but sold it to a guy in upstate New York

Post# 713769 , Reply# 2   11/7/2013 at 19:46 (3,809 days old) by classiccaprice (Hampton, Virginia)        

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That's a nice dryer. If I had the room, I'd consider. That said I am VERY happy with mine.

Post# 713777 , Reply# 3   11/7/2013 at 20:26 (3,809 days old) by danemodsandy (The Bramford, Apt. 7-E)        
Interesting Photo!

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I love seller photos, because sometimes they're a peek into very individual worlds, a peek you couldn't get any other way.

The above photo has some really intriguing things going on in it:

1) It's almost certainly in a mobile home - the paneling and the lack of baseboards is the giveaway. Mobile homes don't have baseboards because they don't survive the flexing that occurs when a unit is moved very well.

2) There is an impeccably made bed next to the dryer. You have to wonder what the layout of the place is to cause this juxtaposition - or perhaps make it necessary.

3) Everything in the shot is clean to the point of OCD, giving the lie to the "trailer trash" stereotype, which is, trust me, a stereotype - many mobile home dwellers are just as house-proud, if not more so, than people living in stick-built houses.

I'd love to go and look at this dryer, just to satisfy my curiosity about the house and the sort of person who lives in it!

Post# 713780 , Reply# 4   11/7/2013 at 20:55 (3,809 days old) by PhilR (Quebec Canada)        

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It's not a mobile home, there are no mobile homes in that neighborhood (or anywhere I can think of in Montreal). It's just a few blocks away from where a good friend of mine lives.


Since the address is shown in the ad, this is the house:

Post# 713817 , Reply# 5   11/8/2013 at 00:22 (3,809 days old) by washdaddy (Baltimore)        

Machine looks like it's been well taken care of for its age. Maybe even currently in use since they have it sitting next to a washer.

Post# 713980 , Reply# 6   11/8/2013 at 18:40 (3,808 days old) by danemodsandy (The Bramford, Apt. 7-E)        

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Thanks for the correction. I keep forgetting this is Canada we're talking about here, and that house trim may vary somewhat from the American.

Using that very narrow base trim instead of a full baseboard (U.K. skirting board) usually is seen only in mobile homes here in the States.

It's still a very interesting photo because of the immaculate bed next to the dryer!

Post# 714097 , Reply# 7   11/9/2013 at 06:20 (3,808 days old) by jetcone (Schenectady-Home of Calrods,Monitor Tops,Toroid Transformers)        
Paul thats

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 just about the match to my '57 Washer you were asking about, jeeeze that looks in nice shape. Looks like it sold already too.


Post# 714193 , Reply# 8   11/9/2013 at 16:14 (3,808 days old) by CircleW (NE Cincinnati OH area)        


In 1965, my Uncle Kell and Aunt Julie built themselves a new home in rural Mississippi. They had been married about 4 years, and had a small son at the time. My uncle worked at Masonite Corp. and my aunt stayed home with my cousin Mike. My uncle didn't make a lot, and money was tight, so the house was very basic. The walls were Masonite Royalcote paneling, and the ceilings were 12"x12" fiber tile. Floors in all rooms were covered with Armstrong Excelon tile, and no baseboards were installed. For several years, the interior doors had no knobs, except the bath and master bedroom, and the bedrooms and bathroom had porcelain light fixtures like commonly seen in closets and basements. As time went on and they saved up money, improvements were made, but baseboards were never put in. Unfortunately, in March 1988, the house was destroyed by fire. According to the neighbors, it burned very quickly due to the thin paneling, and flamable ceilings.

They weren't the only ones to have paneling and no baseboards in a site-built home. Many other country houses in that area were like that; built as inexpensively as possible.

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