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Vintage 1960 stylish GE refrigerator w fun features, works great - $185 (Takoma Park, MD)
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Post# 744920   3/24/2014 at 21:14 (2,161 days old) by ovrphil (N.Atlanta / Georgia )        

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Get ready somebody - doesn't this look nice? Ok, the color isn't white.

Ad: " Hi. This is a 1960 refrigerator that is original to our 1961 home. It works great, and would be a perfect addition to any mid-century home environment. The specifics:

MANUFACTURER: General Electric


DOORS: A single one-piece exterior door. Freezer has its own interior door, in stylish shiny gold color

HANDLE: The vertical handle, fixed at both top and bottom points, is on the right, so door opens to the left

COLOR: The exterior is light brown. Inside, the door is a pretty pastel yellow and the main interior is a combination of turquoise and white. The vegetable drawer is solid turquoise.

FUN FEATURES: Two 9-hole rows of egg holders are built into the top of the door. The door also features a butter cubby with its own little door in shiny gold plastic (see photo #8 of 10 for close-up); this matches the freezer door, so when you first open the fridge, the look is all very stylish.There's also a turquoise "GE Chiller" shelf directly beneath the freezer to keep certain foods especially cold; this shelf slides in and out for easy access.

DIMENSIONS: appprox. 62" high, 28" wide, 25" deep

CAPACITY: I cannot find any reference to the exact cubic feet of this model. My best guess, after looking at scores of websites on vintage appliances, is that it's about 18 cubic feet -- meaning it was a typical large family refrigerator of the day, but is smaller than most of today's "large" models. Its main interior has three flat shelves (besides the large produce bin) and the door has two shelves, besides the butter cubby and egg racks.

This appliance cools and freezes exceptionally well, and functions quietly despite its age. It is in good condition partly because it has been in the same home its whole life (a home without children) and partly because for at least the last 15 years and likely longer, it has served only as a secondary "basement fridge," keeping extra drinks and the occasional party tray, so wear has been very light.

It does have some stains and scratches from normal wear, but they are mostly small and don't detract from design or function. The appliance's most notable flaw, which I've tried to capture in photos, is that part of the white rubber edging around the top of the vegetable drawer has broken off. (This disrupts only the "look," not the seal.)

Originally from "Appliance Park" in Louisville, Kentucky

The item is in Takoma Park, MD, just outside DC.

Holler if any questions. "

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Post# 744929 , Reply# 1   3/24/2014 at 21:46 (2,161 days old) by norgeway (mocksville n c )        


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