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VINTAGE APARTMENT SIZE REFRIGERATOR - $75 (JANESVILLE)
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Post# 758739   5/21/2014 at 21:23 (2,315 days old) by ovrphil (N.Atlanta / Georgia )        

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the exterior is cooler looking than the interior, whatever it is....?

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Post# 758754 , Reply# 1   5/21/2014 at 22:27 (2,315 days old) by rp2813 (Sannazay)        
Slight and unappealing

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That says "Asian" to me. 


Post# 758763 , Reply# 2   5/21/2014 at 22:52 (2,315 days old) by ovrphil (N.Atlanta / Georgia )        

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that sounds right - I've never seen that exterior look before....

Pre Ho Chi Minh


Post# 758800 , Reply# 3   5/22/2014 at 02:09 (2,315 days old) by vacbear58 (Sutton In Ashfield & London UK)        
Well how the heck did that get there?

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Its not Asian at all, its a British Tricity fridge from around mid 1970s or so - I had no idea that they were ever sold overseas unless of course the owner is using it with a transformer and is not telling. I have not seen one of these over here for years, never mind in the US. in its time it was pretty much TOL - there was a built in version too.

It looks like it is in good condition too ...

Al


Post# 758810 , Reply# 4   5/22/2014 at 06:14 (2,315 days old) by danemodsandy (The Bramford, Apt. 7-E)        
That is WEIRD.

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No, not the fridge itself. The fridge is fine.

What's weird is that it's not that far from me.

Now - how in the Hell does a British fridge make it to my area, and I can't find a damn Amana, which was made in this state?

Is a puzzlement!

*edit* Further checking shows that this is in Janesville, WI, not Janesville, IA. Still not all that far away, and still interesting to wonder how it got over here.


Post# 758818 , Reply# 5   5/22/2014 at 07:21 (2,315 days old) by ovrphil (N.Atlanta / Georgia )        
British travel

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That reminds me of the G-Plan teak Danish modern furniture I just found at the thrift, which I discovered is from a British furniture company(www.gplan.co.uk...). On the back of one of my units is a clean moving tag, that shows shipping originated from Kennington Surrey, England(interesting read on Wiki about Surrey).

So someone/family had that refrigerator shipped, maybe?


Post# 758828 , Reply# 6   5/22/2014 at 07:48 (2,315 days old) by gansky1 (Omaha, The Home of the TV Dinner!)        

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I've seen small refrigerators around here over the years that came home with service families stationed overseas.  


Post# 758834 , Reply# 7   5/22/2014 at 08:21 (2,315 days old) by vacbear58 (Sutton In Ashfield & London UK)        
Tricity

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Although North Americans might hardly believe it, by the standards of its day and the British market of the time, this was a large fridge.

I think Gansky is probably right about returning service personnel or perhaps it was brought over by an emigrating Brit, under the impression that it would work in the US. I would almost guarantee that this has been in storage a great many years (it is getting on for 40 years old after all) as no way could it be in that sort of interior condition after all these years unless it was extremely carefully looked after.

For anyone in the area it could be a worthwhile curiosity although if it were me I would be beating the price well down on the basis that it was not readily useable - could it be run on a dryer circuit? By the way it does not have automatic defrost either

Al



Post# 758981 , Reply# 8   5/22/2014 at 19:09 (2,315 days old) by danemodsandy (The Bramford, Apt. 7-E)        
Alistair:

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I have to do a little Yank "kidding" here!

Your statement about the Tricity fridge being a large one for the time is very, very true. In fact, I well remember when every Briton I met expressed disbelief at the size of American fridges, and wondered what on Earth we Yanks kept in them. Sometimes there was even a genteel hint that perhaps people on our side of the pond kept things in the fridge that no one needed to put there.

And then American-style side-by-side fridges became available in the U.K....

Very popular they are, too. Seems that Britons found a use for all that fridge space!





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