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G.E. Electric Clothes Dryer - $90 (Redford) MI
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Post# 747540   4/4/2014 at 08:49 (2,154 days old) by mopar65 (Almont MI)        

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Post# 747563 , Reply# 1   4/4/2014 at 10:34 (2,154 days old) by pulltostart (Mobile, AL)        
Wow

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Some of GE's best styling!!! Worth drooling over.

lawrence


Post# 747572 , Reply# 2   4/4/2014 at 11:28 (2,154 days old) by ovrphil (N.Atlanta / Georgia )        
It's not hard

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for me to say, "hey, I've never seen that before", being new to aw.org, but that's a beauty...here's a closer view.

Post# 747613 , Reply# 3   4/4/2014 at 15:05 (2,154 days old) by bajaespuma (Connecticut)        

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Why oh why is it always that the dryer is available but not the washer. My basement is too full for any more dryers, dammit.


Post# 747626 , Reply# 4   4/4/2014 at 16:51 (2,154 days old) by ovrphil (N.Atlanta / Georgia )        
Reply #3 - you...

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took the words out of my mouth - so many dryers and so fewer washers are ever found - I know, I look enough for the matching sets and something to go with the cool dryers. The washers were scrapped and the dryers lived on, like old maids. !

Post# 747629 , Reply# 5   4/4/2014 at 17:28 (2,154 days old) by appnut (TX)        

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The programmed model that matched this dryer was my most favorite of all the GE programmed models. This one had the most flexibility and various fabric options. More like 8 to 10 fabric versions vs. the typical 5 for GE.

Post# 747642 , Reply# 6   4/4/2014 at 17:47 (2,154 days old) by bajaespuma (Connecticut)        
The three years of this very fetching style

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The first year was 1964, the first year without the pedestals and the transition from, IMO, greatness to ok-ness. The TOL's were attractive, but the innards were the same V-12's us GE-o-philes had come to love:


Post# 747644 , Reply# 7   4/4/2014 at 17:55 (2,154 days old) by bajaespuma (Connecticut)        
Please forgive the quality of these,

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Something happens to these Adobe Illustrator files when they're translated to reasonably sized JPEG's.

 

As I was saying, the 1964 "Y" model was essentially the same model as the 1963 model only with the new styling. 1965 "A" model comes along and Burns-y and Smithers decide that rating their washing machines at a mere 12 lbs. (of mixed heavy fabrics) as pass'ee. With a wave of the magic wand, now Filter-Flo's feature a new and improved 14 lbs. (of mixed lead-infused fabrics) capacity. More to the point, the mini-basket has been enlarged, it's still white but that's going to change even within the model year, there's a spiffy turquoise porcelain coated washbasket, and the control panel features 7, count 'em, 7 fabric choices for the programmed washer. The buttons are also made out of chromed steel and have a ger-oovy texture to them. To help pay for the 2 extra programs, 2 of the cycle pilot lights have been taken away.


Post# 747650 , Reply# 8   4/4/2014 at 18:10 (2,154 days old) by bajaespuma (Connecticut)        
1966 is not exactly a banner year

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I enter the 4th grade, the Beatles drop acid for the first time, my Father begins a 22-year long mid-life crisis, and Nixon prepares for a run for the White House.

 

Meanwhile, back in Louisville, nothing that much is happening. The 1966 "B" models aren't a whole hell of a lot different from their predecessors except for the BIG news which is GE is finally producing appliances for gas. The "PREMIER" line of gas dryers appears in the literature. Beyond that, it's hard to distinguish the 1966 TOL dryer from its predecessor. The bleach dispenser, which was changed to a one-shot timed apparatus back in 1962, has been removed from the front of the cabinet and is back, under the lid where the timed fabric softener dispenser was before the perforated tub models came along. There must have been a lot of blue plastic dye left over in the factory because somebody mixed it with the ivory-white they'd been using and came up with this very peculiar color: I call it "jade" but some of you have derided it for its ghoulish hue. Oh well, you can't win them all.

 

Last year, for a while, for the wonderful spiral-ramped Activator. Now it sports a "jade" cap and looks very cool. Some are made from polypropylene which begins to replace bakelite as the molding medium (with some machines but only for a while?????) Next year the control panels will be transformed into the style that will remain, more or less, for decades. 14 lb. capacities will magically increase to 16 lb. capacities (of mixed heavy fabrics, with rocks).And to celebrate that, GE will remove 2 of those extra cycles they gave us in 1965, but only for one year.

 

Oh dear.


Post# 747836 , Reply# 9   4/5/2014 at 14:49 (2,153 days old) by CircleW (NE Cincinnati OH area)        

That's the best control panel styling GE ever had on laundry equipment. After 50 years, it still doesn't look dated.

Post# 747866 , Reply# 10   4/5/2014 at 16:55 (2,153 days old) by washdaddy (Baltimore)        

OH BE STILL MY BEATING HEART!

I think I've just fallen in love. I want to see this in person! I want to play with it, touch it, put it thru all it's paces....I'm liable to convert to a GE lover because of this machine.

OH MY!





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