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1957 vintage Fridge - $585 (greensboro nc)
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Post# 778677   8/22/2014 at 12:41 (2,013 days old) by ovrphil (N.Atlanta / Georgia )        

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Post# 778682 , Reply# 1   8/22/2014 at 13:01 (2,013 days old) by swestoyz (Cedar Falls, IA)        
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Ummmmmmm PHILR!


This isn't a frost free model, is it?  Sure looks like it!  I'd be all over this one if it was in the upper Midwest.


EDIT - it appears as though the FP-142-58 has the ice dispenser in the door.  Regardless, this is still a cool fridge, no pun intended.  cool


Post# 778683 , Reply# 2   8/22/2014 at 13:10 (2,013 days old) by ovrphil (N.Atlanta / Georgia )        

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I wish...but not in my timing.

Post# 778686 , Reply# 3   8/22/2014 at 13:21 (2,013 days old) by bluejay (Havre de Grace, MD)        

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OMG!  Now that I've officially procured a fridge, the sunny yellow fridges are all coming out of hiding!  I love this one!

Post# 778687 , Reply# 4   8/22/2014 at 13:22 (2,013 days old) by rp2813 (Sannazay)        
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"I've been told that it works."


I'm betting that translates into, "It doesn't."


Just where is this fridge situated that there's not a 120V outlet within reasonable proximity to plug it in and test it?  For the ridiculous asking price of $585, any interested buyer is going to want to know for sure.

Post# 778689 , Reply# 5   8/22/2014 at 13:33 (2,013 days old) by ovrphil (N.Atlanta / Georgia )        

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I agree, Ralph. Plug it in, does it run, does it get cold? It runs, perhaps - but maybe it's not getting cold. The price is baseless til condition is determined, but as Ben said, this is a cool fridge.

Post# 778696 , Reply# 6   8/22/2014 at 14:14 (2,013 days old) by PhilR (Quebec Canada)        

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This is the appliance that made me like Frigidaire appliances so much! And I'm still searching for the Frost-Proof version!

And I wish I had the money to get it even if it's not Frost-Proof...


 As you can see, the badge is located on the freezer door on the Cold Pantry and on the refrigerator door on the Frost-Proof... And Ben already mentioned the other differences.


Still one of my favorite fridges.


I love that style! 



Post# 778699 , Reply# 7   8/22/2014 at 14:18 (2,013 days old) by PhilR (Quebec Canada)        

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If I could get that, I'd try to find a 1959 Frost-Proof model and combine a few parts to make a clone of my dream fridge!

Post# 778708 , Reply# 8   8/22/2014 at 14:44 (2,013 days old) by norgeway (mocksville n c )        
I want a right hand door...

That is NOT self defrosting!

Post# 778711 , Reply# 9   8/22/2014 at 14:48 (2,013 days old) by rp2813 (Sannazay)        

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So even though the subject fridge isn't frost proof, they still employed a fan to move cold air from the evaporator into the fresh food section?  I thought that system was only used on frost proof models.


Thanks for pointing out that badge location is the indicator to look for.

Post# 778718 , Reply# 10   8/22/2014 at 14:58 (2,013 days old) by PhilR (Quebec Canada)        
Hans, it's a left hinged door but...

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This isn't a self-defrosting model... So if you really want it, ask the seller if it really works and go for it (and I think it's not too far from you?!). And if you ever get bored with it, let me know!!


All the Frigidaire bottom-freezer models have a fan in their food section. Instead of having a visible cold plate like the top-freezer Cycla-Matic models, theirs is hidden behind the refrigerator liner. 

But otherwise, it's just like any Cycla-Matic. 


I'd be very happy if a club member saved this one! The main issue with these fridges could be the cold plate itself. But the one in my 1961 is still fine so...

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