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Vintage GE Refrigerator - $80 (Jessup PA)
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Post# 750571   4/17/2014 at 05:02 (2,350 days old) by ovrphil (N.Atlanta / Georgia )        

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Ralph(rp2813 - too far away)

Someone should get this one.

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Post# 750584 , Reply# 1   4/17/2014 at 07:01 (2,350 days old) by epixstar128 (toledo)        

I wonder if its tge 18 or 13 cft model

Post# 750651 , Reply# 2   4/17/2014 at 11:11 (2,350 days old) by ultramatic (New York City)        

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Circa 1964. That is EXACTLY what I'm looking for! But I'm tied down for now. Damn it! I wonder what is the height for this GE?

Post# 750666 , Reply# 3   4/17/2014 at 11:50 (2,350 days old) by ovrphil (N.Atlanta / Georgia )        

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Louie - I hope you can get untied and email the seller - ask for dimensions, etc.

Post# 750682 , Reply# 4   4/17/2014 at 13:45 (2,350 days old) by firedome (Binghamton NY & Lake Champlain VT)        

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My understanding is that this era GEs are among the more durable & trouble-free vintage units...John?

Only 50 min. away, I've sent them a message...

Post# 750700 , Reply# 5   4/17/2014 at 15:29 (2,350 days old) by rp2813 (Sannazay)        
This is a total steal at $80

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I would jump on this one if it were closer -- and if it was hinged on the right.


You're correct Phil -- somebody should get this one.

Post# 750715 , Reply# 6   4/17/2014 at 16:21 (2,350 days old) by epixstar128 (toledo)        

I have one a few years older than this and it works great. Only had to blow out the defrost drain hose. If you go get it remember it is very very very heavy. Bring a dolly and some strong folks with you.

Post# 750721 , Reply# 7   4/17/2014 at 16:47 (2,350 days old) by ovrphil (N.Atlanta / Georgia )        

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Post# 750744 , Reply# 8   4/17/2014 at 18:13 (2,350 days old) by danemodsandy (The Bramford, Apt. 7-E)        
Louie - I THINK the Height Is:

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67 inches. That's the height given in the '71 full-line catalog for the TCF-17A, which was a substantially similar unit and the last year for this design, which had its beginnings in 1957 as the first Straight-Line Design fridge design.

There is a caveat: The TCF-17A is listed as a 16.9 cu. ft. unit. The 13 cu-ft. unit was shorter, as I well know, because I grew up with one of those.

So, if this is a 16.9-footer, it should be 67 inches. If it's a 13-footer, it would be shorter.

The 1957 models this unit was based on were the 15 cu.ft. BH-15P, which was 71 inches tall, and the 13 cu. ft. BH-13P, which was 64 inches tall.

Hope something in here helps.

Post# 750763 , Reply# 9   4/17/2014 at 19:10 (2,350 days old) by firedome (Binghamton NY & Lake Champlain VT)        

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I called the guy Gregg who has it, as I mentioned in the other thread on the pink Frigidaire d/w, I'd be willing to pick it up for you, but he said someone was coming tomorrow - hope it is you! If so good luck!

Post# 750784 , Reply# 10   4/17/2014 at 20:44 (2,350 days old) by ultramatic (New York City)        

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Hi Roger, yeah that would be me. Thanks for the offer, but I was going to western NJ anyway tomorrow and I was getting "untied" earlier than I thought. So a quick ride from where I was going to be. I don't know anything about dishwashers, so I wouldn't know how to uninstall it. Sorry.  But thanks again! Smile

Post# 750786 , Reply# 11   4/17/2014 at 20:52 (2,350 days old) by ultramatic (New York City)        

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Thanks for the info Sandy. According to the seller, it's 65 inches tall by 30 inches wide. So I guess a 13 footer. I'm keeping the newer GE as a secondary fridge.

Post# 750791 , Reply# 12   4/17/2014 at 21:03 (2,350 days old) by combo52 (Beltsville,Md)        
Smaller size 1964 GE bottom refrigerator

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These were good refrigerators, however I think the 34" wide single evaporator refrigerators are superior to the 30-1/2" wide models overall for many reasons. The 34" models had much better temperature control [ each compartment had its own thromostat and fan ] and the foods food added to the fresh food section were cooled to safe temperatures MANY times faster than ANY refrigerator ever built until many high end refrigerators built today.

So unless space is an overriding problem I wold hold out for the superior 34" wide models.

Post# 750812 , Reply# 13   4/17/2014 at 22:23 (2,349 days old) by ultramatic (New York City)        

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Thanks for the heads-up John. While it may not be as good as the larger model, I decided to go for it for various reasons. Condition, door swing, color and price. As I mentioned earlier, I am keeping my current GE as a secondary fridge/freezer. Now I can get rid of the chest freezer I have in the kitchen. YAY!

Post# 750893 , Reply# 14   4/18/2014 at 09:23 (2,349 days old) by firedome (Binghamton NY & Lake Champlain VT)        
Those swing out shelves are great!

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our first fridge was a late 50s GE and it had them, the great access meant no more lost moldy items hiding in the back, wish they had them today!

Post# 750982 , Reply# 15   4/18/2014 at 17:00 (2,349 days old) by ultramatic (New York City)        

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Well it's home. Those cantilevered swing-out shelves are awesome!

Post# 751016 , Reply# 16   4/18/2014 at 18:15 (2,349 days old) by ovrphil (N.Atlanta / Georgia )        
Thumbs up, Louie

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We look forward to some pics when in place.


Post# 751033 , Reply# 17   4/18/2014 at 19:34 (2,349 days old) by rp2813 (Sannazay)        

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Yay!  I'm so glad you got this one Louie! 


I hope one of these cantilever models comes my way eventually.

Post# 751048 , Reply# 18   4/18/2014 at 20:45 (2,349 days old) by ovrphil (N.Atlanta / Georgia )        
"I hope one of these cantilever models comes my way ...&

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yeah, me TOO! (I'm looking but I keep finding other stuff, Ralph)

Post# 751061 , Reply# 19   4/18/2014 at 21:52 (2,348 days old) by ultramatic (New York City)        

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Thanks Ralph! SOB weighs a TON! LOL!


And many thanks to Phil for finding it!

Post# 751124 , Reply# 20   4/19/2014 at 06:53 (2,348 days old) by epixstar128 (toledo)        

Told you it was heavy man. Best of luck we all demand pictures.

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