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1959 General Electric Refrigerator- Antique - Vintage - $1 (citrus heights)
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Post# 733953   2/9/2014 at 10:23 (3,106 days old) by ovrphil (N.Atlanta / Georgia )        

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"I have a vintage GE fridge for sale in AMAZING condition! its from 1959!

no rust or anything, which is actually why I'm getting rid of it. I wanted one with a little more "patina"
works great, fridge and freezer compartment!..shelves and drawers are there, and the bottom two are lazy susan style! ...has a few dents visible in the pictures, as well as the stickers which I will include for free.

400 obo!!!! need the room in my garage ASAP!!!!!! more pics available on request


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Post# 733978 , Reply# 1   2/9/2014 at 11:46 (3,106 days old) by turquoisedude (.)        

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Yikes! It's the fridge I grew up with! It's probably a 1957 not a 1959, though.

Post# 734010 , Reply# 2   2/9/2014 at 15:44 (3,106 days old) by norgeway (mocksville n c )        
I guess..

That big dent adds to the value!!!

Post# 734063 , Reply# 3   2/9/2014 at 17:59 (3,106 days old) by appliguy (Oakton Va.)        
It's probably a 1957

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No it is actually a 1956 Paul…if it where a 1957 model like mine. it would have a pink interior with silver aluminum shelves and trim…PAT COFFEY

Post# 734066 , Reply# 4   2/9/2014 at 18:12 (3,106 days old) by retromania (Anderson, South Carolina)        

Love the door to the freezer compartment and those wonderful swing out shelves.

Post# 734349 , Reply# 5   2/10/2014 at 20:29 (3,105 days old) by ovrphil (N.Atlanta / Georgia )        
Reply #3

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Like this?

Post# 734361 , Reply# 6   2/10/2014 at 20:56 (3,105 days old) by appliguy (Oakton Va.)        
Yes Phil

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exactly like that PAT COFFEY

Post# 734369 , Reply# 7   2/10/2014 at 21:36 (3,105 days old) by ovrphil (N.Atlanta / Georgia )        

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Hey, hey! When I looked at this, I thought it was pre-1956 - either 54-55, so I'm surprised that it's 1957. When you got yours, was it complete or did you have to find parts? I see so many refrigerators that have lost parts through the years.

Post# 734546 , Reply# 8   2/11/2014 at 18:12 (3,104 days old) by appliguy (Oakton Va.)        
was it complete or did you have to find parts?

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Yes Phil mine came with all the drawers trays etc…I just noticed the white one in the above pictures is missing its rollout veggie drawers and the tops that go on them…I have mine out of my fridge right now as I am not using them currently but I do have them stored in the water heater closet. The picture below is of the interior of my fridge when I first got it……..PAT COFFEY

Post# 734621 , Reply# 9   2/11/2014 at 21:46 (3,104 days old) by ovrphil (N.Atlanta / Georgia )        

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These small, but cool refrigerators (style, feature, color) remind me of one we had, but darn if I can remember what it was. The reason I know we had one - this is funny - I remember pushing that red button to turn the lazy-susan engineered shelves...and can still feel how those shelves felt, the metal and cold.

Pat, thanks for sharing, enjoyed it. So, would GE have the only shelves like this during 50's? Was it a patented feature unique to GE? Also, did they make anything bigger in this style than 18 cu ft? I don't remember bigger refrigerators till later, in the 60's.

Thanks anyone, if you know.

Post# 734744 , Reply# 10   2/12/2014 at 11:51 (3,103 days old) by appliguy (Oakton Va.)        
pushing that red button

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Actually Phil you only had to push the red button and turn the shelves if you wanted to adjust the height of the shelves…..they turn with out pushing the buttons to get the food off of them in regular use. I love these shelves myself. They were offered on GE fridges from 1954 through 1958. In 1959 the swing out shelves appeared that swing out from the right front corner of the cabinet. That style of shelf lasted until at least 1964. I am glad I was able to shed smoke light on your questions about this fridge Phil. I always get a kick out of reading your posts and it is nice to know I have done the same for you with this one…PAT COFFEY

Post# 734822 , Reply# 11   2/12/2014 at 18:55 (3,103 days old) by ovrphil (N.Atlanta / Georgia )        

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Pat: I guess I pushed those buttons as a kid, thinking it was necessary or easier, thanks for the info on the years seen on GE units. Appreciate you and the rest here with their restorations, photos, and questions. If someone said they're bored, I'd point them to

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