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1949 Frigidaire refrigerator - $225 (columbia)
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Post# 746416   3/30/2014 at 22:05 (2,364 days old) by ovrphil (N.Atlanta / Georgia )        

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Is that a pedal near the bottom that goes the entire width across to open the fridge lower unit?

" This is a 1949 Frigidaire cold wall refrigerator. Works great. Clean. Porcelain inside and out. Can be seen and purchased at Veranda antique mall. Dealer #327"

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Post# 746418 , Reply# 1   3/30/2014 at 22:42 (2,363 days old) by norgeway (mocksville n c )        

Its just a piece of chrome trim, beautiful isnt it, especially when you look at the cheap garbage pawned off on us today!

Post# 746419 , Reply# 2   3/30/2014 at 22:43 (2,363 days old) by norgeway (mocksville n c )        
I think its

Pre War though, Look at the Frigidaire the very most 45 or 46.

Post# 746421 , Reply# 3   3/30/2014 at 22:51 (2,363 days old) by ovrphil (N.Atlanta / Georgia )        
my thought

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was this was a beautiful design. It's from another era, of course - not like the later 50's designs and early 60's..and yes, that trim piece is awesome. The bottom panel there - what's behind it? I thought it was a meat tray but it's just dark is that part of the refrigeration?

Post# 746457 , Reply# 4   3/31/2014 at 00:43 (2,363 days old) by beekeyknee (Columbia, MO)        

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Well, to bad I'm not interested in an old refrigerator. It's just across town from me. Things always show up here I don't want. Thanks for posting though, Phil.

The dark space you speak of, if I'm correct, is a small storage space under the refrigerator. It's been a long time since I've seen one, but I vaguely remember this. It's a non-refrigerated area.

Post# 746465 , Reply# 5   3/31/2014 at 01:54 (2,363 days old) by rp2813 (Sannazay)        

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I think Hans is right.  That door appears to have a push-bar rather than a pull handle, a mechanism that I'm pretty sure Frigidaire had abandoned before 1949.


When I was a kid we had an old yellow Kelvinator in the basement that had a similar bin at the bottom.  I presumed it was for items like potatoes and other things that require similar storage conditions.

Post# 746584 , Reply# 6   3/31/2014 at 16:07 (2,363 days old) by CircleW (NE Cincinnati OH area)        

This is a fancier version of the '47 Frigidaire in my basement. Mine doesn't have the chrome at the bottom, or down the middle of the door. The door handle is also different.

The bottom section tilts out (also removes W/O tools), and conceals the works. It also has a small storage bin attached to the front. I think the model # on mine is DI-7.

Also notice this one has an all porcelain finish, while mine is paint.

Post# 746604 , Reply# 7   3/31/2014 at 18:46 (2,363 days old) by ovrphil (N.Atlanta / Georgia )        

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some maring in the left quadrant face of door but otherwise...I think this is one of the nicest looking older 50's fridges I've seen(and not the top looking, but something about the lines, trim, finish - just sits right with my eyes, oh well - not to shout an opinion.

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