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1940 GE Christmas Edition Refrigerator - $250 (covington)
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Post# 766693   6/29/2014 at 10:32 (2,272 days old) by ovrphil (N.Atlanta / Georgia )        

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I was expecting a lot more but ...this is it... (head bows). Dashing through the frost..never mind the 250 cost...anyways...wonder what was so special about Christmas 1940?

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Post# 766750 , Reply# 1   6/29/2014 at 15:02 (2,272 days old) by twintubdexter (Palm Springs)        

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Someone's gonna need an awfully big bottle of Jubilee for that thing. I think you could find something in the scrap heap in better condition.

Post# 766763 , Reply# 2   6/29/2014 at 17:07 (2,272 days old) by classiccaprice (Hampton, Virginia)        

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There is one in Dayton, OH with a better cabinet. Perhaps someone could piece the two together?

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Post# 766785 , Reply# 3   6/29/2014 at 19:06 (2,272 days old) by ovrphil (N.Atlanta / Georgia )        


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imagine - no shelving on the second unit and no idea what the rust-bucket might have inside..no telling what it has or doesn't have.

Post# 767163 , Reply# 4   7/1/2014 at 02:59 (2,271 days old) by tolivac (greenville nc)        

Guess Christmas 1940 wasn't such a good one!!!Imagine Santa having to get goodies out of THAT after going down the chimney!They will have to PAY me $250 to take the GROSS thing!

Post# 767181 , Reply# 5   7/1/2014 at 05:57 (2,270 days old) by danemodsandy (The Bramford, Apt. 7-E)        
You Have to Wonder....

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....What the trip was from someone's shiny, beautiful brand-new pride and joy -

To that.


Post# 767189 , Reply# 6   7/1/2014 at 07:11 (2,270 days old) by 58limited (Port Arthur, Texas)        

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I don't know the significance of the Christmas 1940 edition other than an advertising gimmick GE came up with at the end of the year. It looks like the same fridge as a regular 1940/41 GE. I have an emblem I pulled off of one that was in a field on its back with a small tree growing up through it. Would be a neat fridge to find in good shape though. The emblem specifically dates it and they are pretty uncommon.

Post# 767479 , Reply# 7   7/2/2014 at 15:59 (2,269 days old) by Supersuds (Knoxville, Tenn.)        

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I've seen Frigidaire ads from the late Thirties encouraging people to buy a new fridge as a Christmas present and have a personalized engraving added to the badge. The suggested wording was something like "To Mother/ Christmas 1936." In other words, a sales gimmick they tried for several years.

It would have been a welcome present for someone still struggling with an icebox, for sure.





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