Thread Number: 53649
EARLY Westinghouse slant front washer Boston
[Down to Last]'s exclusive eBay Watch:
scroll >>> for more items
Post# 759904   5/27/2014 at 21:10 (2,096 days old) by packardmanken (atlanta ga)        

Early Westinghouse slant front washer. Boston. Ad is 21 days old now

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

  View Full Size

Post# 759984 , Reply# 1   5/28/2014 at 08:47 (2,096 days old) by Unimatic1140 (Minneapolis/Fort Lauderdale)        

unimatic1140's profile picture
Sorry guys I closed this thread by mistake when I moved it to Shoppers Square. It's back open for comments now.

Post# 760005 , Reply# 2   5/28/2014 at 11:18 (2,096 days old) by turquoisedude (Ogden & St-Liboire (where??), QC, Canada)        

turquoisedude's profile picture

Thanks, Robert!


This is an L5 - probably 1950 or 1951.  This was the first Westy washer to feature the 'Weigh to Save' scale on the loading door.  


The door boot is shot to hell and sadly, this part has been NLA for ages now.  Although there are substitutes available and given that there can be LOTS of other problems with this type of machine , there is still no way the machine is worth $400.  Wonder what the seller considers 'reasonable offers'....

Post# 760017 , Reply# 3   5/28/2014 at 12:25 (2,096 days old) by rp2813 (Sannazay)        
My First Love

rp2813's profile picture

That was the first washer I ever went after, at age 15 or so.  I got it for free.  It leaked, but it worked.  Some years later when I was renting a place with hook ups in the garage, it was the washer my roommate and I used.  The boot was beginning to tear, so I rotated it around to position the tear at the top.


I later moved into a place by myself and used the washer there, but after that it sat in a corner of my parents' garage for over 25 years.  The boot was completely shot and the paint was already bad when I got it, so I threw it in with the estate sale merchandise in 2008.  I was never going to get around to restoring it.


The advertised machine won't be going anywhere unless the seller discounts the asking price by 90%.

Post# 760079 , Reply# 4   5/28/2014 at 16:58 (2,096 days old) by ovrphil (N.Atlanta / Georgia )        

ovrphil's profile picture
I can read the comics but the Craigslist ads asking prices are infinitely and deliriously funnier. :-)

Post# 760088 , Reply# 5   5/28/2014 at 17:59 (2,095 days old) by ken (Ulster Hgts, NY)        

ken's profile picture
Yeah. Knock the last 0 off the price and that would be more like it.

Forum Index:       Other Forums:                      

Comes to the Rescue!

The Discuss-o-Mat has stopped, buzzer is sounding!!!
If you would like to reply to this thread please log-in...

Discuss-O-MAT Log-In

New Members
Click Here To Sign Up.

Discuss-o-Mat Forums
Vintage Brochures, Service and Owners Manuals
Fun Vintage Washer Ephemera
See It Wash!
Video Downloads
Audio Downloads
Picture of the Day
Patent of the Day
Photos of our Collections
The Old Aberdeen Farm
Vintage Service Manuals
Vintage washer/dryer/dishwasher to sell?
Technical/service questions?
Looking for Parts?
Website related questions?
Digital Millennium Copyright Act Policy
Our Privacy Policy