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Like new 1940's Kenmore Wringer
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Post# 750985   4/18/2014 at 17:10 (2,344 days old) by packardmanken (atlanta ga)        

Here is another like new Kenmore Wringer on Craigslist. Amazing shape!

CLICK HERE TO GO TO packardmanken's LINK on Anchorage Craigslist

Post# 751066 , Reply# 1   4/18/2014 at 22:23 (2,344 days old) by ovrphil (N.Atlanta / Georgia )        
that's so clean

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it's worth showing some pics...

Post# 751218 , Reply# 2   4/19/2014 at 13:17 (2,344 days old) by whirlcool (Just North Of Houston, Texas)        

If it's listed on the Anchorage Craigslist, what does the (Houston) in the ad denote? Is this machine located in Houston and being advertised in Anchorage?

Post# 751235 , Reply# 3   4/19/2014 at 15:55 (2,343 days old) by packardmanken (atlanta ga)        

Ovrphi! How did you do that? I tried to post the photos to the listing so everyone could see. Trick?
Thx. Thats a beautiful machine isnt it?

Post# 751258 , Reply# 4   4/19/2014 at 17:19 (2,343 days old) by ovrphil (N.Atlanta / Georgia )        

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Packardmanken - you can just put the mouse pointer on the photo and press down, drag it to the outside of the browser(leave some desktop showing so you can drop it there, and drop. It keeps it a .jpg and you'll just attache the image with your posting. I have an iMac and assemble the drawings, take a snapshot which unfortunately makes it a huge .png file. Then I select and copy the area I want, and open new from clipboard and save as a .jpeg. It's a little few more steps, but it allows all the images, if it's an interesting appliance, to be shown. Yes, that is one of the cleanest wringers I've seen (I'm not a wringer man, but still find them cool to look at).


Post# 751303 , Reply# 5   4/19/2014 at 19:31 (2,343 days old) by Tomturbomatic (Beltsville, MD)        

Not to dash cold water on this, but when CU tested wringer washers with exposed drains like this one, they were found to cause excessive wear to the fabrics because the agitation dragged the items over the exposed drain opening.

Post# 751895 , Reply# 6   4/22/2014 at 10:32 (2,341 days old) by mickeyd (Hamburg NY)        

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That's the same KM that Brad has and it's similar to the one Kelly recovered.  It looks brand new. 

Norge solved the snag issue by having a totally flat small port, totally flushed and planed against the enamel tub, while the KM's moved their ports under the agi. 

But in truth I think CU pulled that invented flaw out of their butts, and blew smoke up ours, since most if not all early machines had the open port which they reviewed without protesting. Then suddenly,

a few years later....Oh, oh oh ! A pox on those nasty open ports, etc. Interesting that Easy had the under skirt ports very early, on both  the Spindriers and the wringers, except for the 3 bell rotating plunger agitators.


The neat thing about the concealed port is that you can drain while wringing or doing underflow rinsing and not have the clothing stop and start the drain flow over and over as an item gets sucked against the port then knocked out by the agitator till the next item gets pulled into the port's current. Fun for a while then not, especially on the Norge's famously advertised "DEEP RINSE." Always got a big kick out of that one. You fill the tub with cleane rinse water,  hook the hose over the tub, engage the pump & agitator, and presto, the deep Norge rinse, aka, much ado about nothing. Partial credit for inventiveness, even if it's not too effective, but it is amusing and original. 

Post# 757950 , Reply# 7   5/18/2014 at 15:05 (2,315 days old) by bradross (New Westminster, BC., Canada)        
Yes, that is the same as my model...

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except for the bakelite agitator. Mine is a 1948 and has an aluminum agitator.

I've often wondered about an issue with that exposed drain hole and filter cover, as to its effect on wear-and-tear on fabric. I think something very fine (like women's "foundation garments" might be at risk. However, I use my Kenmore fairly regularly - like this morning! and have never had anything snag yet. Having said that, I do prefer the Maytag or Speed Queen design with the drain port under the agitator - Maytag being the absolute best with the "sediment trap".

Hope somebody who really appreciates these old wringer washer got that one. It looks to be in mint condition.

P.S. glad to see that I replicated the front decal almost perfectly!

Post# 757952 , Reply# 8   5/18/2014 at 15:23 (2,315 days old) by bradross (New Westminster, BC., Canada)        
Updated Craigslist link...

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the original one at the top of this thread has been deleted by the seller. Here's the new one...

CLICK HERE TO GO TO bradross's LINK on Anchorage Craigslist

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