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1950 refrigerator....Yeah right!!!!
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Post# 772679   7/23/2014 at 15:48 (2,041 days old) by norgeway (mocksville n c )        

Try 1930s, this would really be something for a 30s kitchen!!!! a 3 door monitor top!!!!

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Post# 772715 , Reply# 1   7/23/2014 at 18:19 (2,041 days old) by washdaddy (Baltimore)        

People are so funny sometimes when it comes to selling things. They put "VERY GOOD CONDITION", yet there's that oh so endearing term "DOES NOT CURRENTLY RUN" and "NEEDS AN ELECTRIC CORD".

I'd say that seller has some explaining to do.

Post# 772747 , Reply# 2   7/23/2014 at 20:10 (2,041 days old) by gansky1 (Omaha, The Home of the TV Dinner!)        
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Ig'nunt seller = good deal 


That's a sweet Refrigerating Machine (love that) and if I had space for something that large, I'd be lusting for one just like it.

Post# 772785 , Reply# 3   7/23/2014 at 23:56 (2,040 days old) by rp2813 (Sannazay)        

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That's a later unit on top of an early cabinet. 


Usually when I'm cruising the listings for old Telechron clocks, if the cord has been cut the rotor (motor) is likely shot.  Not a big gamble since the rotors are usually easily revived.


A monitor top that weighs in the neighborhood of 500 pounds and uses sulfur dioxide is a whole 'nother story. 



Post# 772803 , Reply# 4   7/24/2014 at 01:58 (2,040 days old) by tolivac (greenville nc)        

Sulphur Dioxide!!!Call those guys in the hazmat suits!!!We can all agree this is NOT a fifties fridge.Neat,though-huge!!!Aren't those large monitor tops rare?

Post# 772823 , Reply# 5   7/24/2014 at 05:46 (2,040 days old) by norgeway (mocksville n c )        

It stinks...but is a GOOD refrigerant nonetheless!

Post# 772828 , Reply# 6   7/24/2014 at 06:30 (2,040 days old) by tolivac (greenville nc)        

Yes Sulphur Dioxide stinks,is toxic-but is a good and EFFICIENT refrigerant.-And it was inexpensive.Ammonia is a good refrigerant,too it is toxic-but VERY effective esp for very low below freezing applications-Ice cream makers still like it.Ice houses that made block ice-still traces of them today-liked ammonia.It was used along with brine.The ammonia evaporator coils were used in the brine-the container of what you wanted to freeze was put in the brine.This gave isolation in case of ammonia leaks.Esp for food or ice to be used with food refrigeration.Of course toxic refrigerants CANNOT be used for human comfort refrigeration directly becuase of their toxicity.Food contamination with the older Sulphur Dioxide fridges was rare-but leaks were serious-when sulphur dioxide contacts air-turns to sulphuric acid vapor-TOXIC-burns lungs,eye,skin.and reaction of it with some materials could cause a fire or explosion.

Post# 772832 , Reply# 7   7/24/2014 at 07:13 (2,040 days old) by DaveAMKrayoGuy (Oak Park, MI)        

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That was my suggestion: Put the real decade that the appliance is...


(In this case, in parenthesis; the seller there doesn't "seem to" know...)




-- Dave

Post# 772857 , Reply# 8   7/24/2014 at 10:53 (2,040 days old) by Travis ()        

That's a mid 1930's CK 35 top on a late 1920's cabinet. It likely runs just fine. The only thing that usually goes bad is the relay.

SO2 is nasty, but you can deal with it. If it leaked, get out of the house. You wouldn't be able to stand being in there anyway! If I had one and didn't have any legs, I might be worried a little. Treat them with respect and don't defrost with a sharp object and it's all fine.

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