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One long-lived Coldspot
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Post# 774550   8/1/2014 at 01:29 (2,033 days old) by funktionalart (Rison, AR)        

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Found this ebay auction tonite--my grandparents had this exact model on their outdoor sunporch in Big Sur from 1958 until moving in the early 1990s. It was HOT in that location. This was plugged in and never shut off during all those decades. Never serviced. You couldn't kill it if you wanted to. Last I heard, the people they gave it to still had it (circa 2005) and it was still running. WHAT can you buy today that can say this?

I swear cold cokes in bottles tasted better from this fridge. I loved it. The sound of that chrome door latch closing is unforgettable. A well made beast, despite not being the priciest thing made at the time!


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Post# 774554 , Reply# 1   8/1/2014 at 01:46 (2,033 days old) by funktionalart (Rison, AR)        
Then there's the restored one sold for $1700

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Reminds me of a brunswick bowling pin...but I like it anyway!

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Post# 774582 , Reply# 2   8/1/2014 at 02:38 (2,033 days old) by bluejay (Havre de Grace, MD)        

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The restoration is quite nice, but I'm all about factory finish.


Post# 774583 , Reply# 3   8/1/2014 at 02:40 (2,033 days old) by funktionalart (Rison, AR)        
Me too...

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but glad someone bothered to give this one a new life (and they did a GOOD job). Even if it does look like a bowling pin.

Post# 774586 , Reply# 4   8/1/2014 at 02:43 (2,033 days old) by bluejay (Havre de Grace, MD)        

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I'm trying to visualize the kitchen that the Coldspot was restored for.  Makes me wonder if they had other kitchen appliances custom painted.


Post# 774588 , Reply# 5   8/1/2014 at 02:46 (2,033 days old) by funktionalart (Rison, AR)        
Will betchya dollars to donuts...

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it never sees a kitchen. Some HGTV queen probably bought it for her husband's "man cave". Or a vintage auto/motorcycle shop got it for the showroom.

Post# 774592 , Reply# 6   8/1/2014 at 02:52 (2,033 days old) by bluejay (Havre de Grace, MD)        
Man cave...

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is such an awful phrase/trend.  Can we just return to calling it a den?  My mom and I looked at new construction for laughs a while back and this 6000 sq. ft. McMansion model home had a home theater in the basement AND a separate man cave.  Ugh.  The only good thing about that development is it keeps our property values up!


Post# 774593 , Reply# 7   8/1/2014 at 02:55 (2,033 days old) by funktionalart (Rison, AR)        
Media has ruined

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the english language in this country. Current/trend/fad-speak is a HUGE turnoff to me. You are so right. It's a bloody DEN.

Post# 774808 , Reply# 8   8/1/2014 at 20:02 (2,032 days old) by ovrphil (N.Atlanta / Georgia )        

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man cave, man-up, manly man...it's all good. Oops, another one.

Post# 774830 , Reply# 9   8/1/2014 at 20:54 (2,032 days old) by funktionalart (Rison, AR)        
Shhhhhhh!!!

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I REALLY hate that one! HAHAH!!!




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