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Post# 748440   4/7/2014 at 12:55 (2,149 days old) by ovrphil (N.Atlanta / Georgia )        

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Color is ? - not too often seen (maybe for a good reason...ha..just kidding).

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Post# 748469 , Reply# 1   4/7/2014 at 13:57 (2,149 days old) by pulltostart (Mobile, AL)        
Woodtone Brown

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Post# 748545 , Reply# 2   4/7/2014 at 19:08 (2,149 days old) by danemodsandy (The Bramford, Apt. 7-E)        
Woodtone Brown....

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Was around for a while, and I remember seeing it occasionally, but as soon as Coppertone was introduced, Woodtone Brown looked like it was produced during a strike or something. It really had zero "presence" next to the much richer, nicely shaded Coppertone.

Post# 748980 , Reply# 3   4/9/2014 at 20:10 (2,147 days old) by Tomturbomatic (Beltsville, MD)        

Oh, but used with the proper 50s colors, woodtone brown loked really rich. The color reminded me of when my mom sifted powder sugar and cocoa together to make chocolate frosting. The yellow butter turned it into a rich brown chocolate.

Post# 749066 , Reply# 4   4/10/2014 at 06:19 (2,146 days old) by danemodsandy (The Bramford, Apt. 7-E)        

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I'm not saying that Woodtone Brown couldn't be attractive in its own right.

What I'm saying is that as soon as shaded Coppertone came along, Woodtone Brown was very soon gone.

Including at GE.

Post# 749070 , Reply# 5   4/10/2014 at 06:41 (2,146 days old) by bajaespuma (Connecticut)        

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According to some of the GE service manuals I have, Coppertone and Woodtone were available simultaneously for a couple of years, 1961-1963.

Post# 749074 , Reply# 6   4/10/2014 at 06:56 (2,146 days old) by DaveAMKrayoGuy (Oak Park, MI)        

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I saw a Wood-tone Brown General Electric stove at a Salvation Army store which had all push-buttons for the one 8" & three 8" burners & an oven w/ no window or even a light; metal stampings for where one & its switch for the latter would go...

A very basic range, lacking even a clock & timer, but surely one this color seemed suitable for, along w/ if you had a matching metal desk, typewriter & filing cabinet!

A Used Appliance store had a GE fridge in that color, that I also saw around the same time... Most likely a 15 cu. ft. model, equally basic...

-- Dave

Post# 749517 , Reply# 7   4/12/2014 at 10:01 (2,144 days old) by Tomturbomatic (Beltsville, MD)        

WTB was light enough that it did not show streaks like Coppertone did. I remember people writing into household hints columns asking for help with streaks on coppertone. A wipe down with a vinegar-water solution after thorough cleaning helped. I think the people with the streaking problems were wiping down the coppertone finish with the dishcloth and not rinsing it thoroughly instead of using a cleaner like Windex and paper towels. The streaks were a sign of incomplete cleaning and we've never seen that on old appliances, have we?

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