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Beautiful!!! : Vintage FRIGIDAIRE yellow 1957 Fridge - $250 (Greensboro)
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Post# 810613   2/22/2015 at 12:24 (1,332 days old) by ovrphil (N.Atlanta / Georgia )        

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I love this fridge - not that I can use it right now. Anyone?

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Post# 810621 , Reply# 1   2/22/2015 at 12:51 (1,332 days old) by PhilR (Quebec Canada)        

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It's a 1958! If it would be the Frost-Proof model, I'd have to get it (but I'd have a problem getting it now!)

Post# 810625 , Reply# 2   2/22/2015 at 13:10 (1,332 days old) by appnut (TX)        

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Ooh, sunny yellow???

Post# 810648 , Reply# 3   2/22/2015 at 15:33 (1,332 days old) by mom11 (Dundee, MI)        
oooohhhhh, sunny yellow....

I really love this pastel yellow. It's a shame we hardly ever see this color. I'm curious as to why this shade of yellow never took off while the various "harvest golds" did.

Post# 810652 , Reply# 4   2/22/2015 at 15:48 (1,332 days old) by rp2813 (The Big Blue Bubble)        

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Are we sure it's not Frost Proof?  It appears to have a fan to draw air from the freezer to cool the fresh food section, which is something I've always associated with frost free system. 


I can't recall whether it has been stated here in the past that some Frigidaires had those fans, but still weren't frost free.


If it's a Frost Proof model, being in such beautiful shape and complete, it's well worth the asking price.

Post# 810659 , Reply# 5   2/22/2015 at 16:28 (1,332 days old) by icetoddy (Grand Rapids Michigan)        
hey PhilR

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This is a 1958... but not a Frost Proof. The 1958 has the badge/emblem on the refrigerator door to declare that it is a Frost Proof(first year for frost proof.) The freezer will have a full shelf the is striped. I own a 1958 tech book.

Post# 810661 , Reply# 6   2/22/2015 at 16:39 (1,332 days old) by norgeway (mocksville n c )        
RE air to cool fridge..

On these there was a separate small evaporator just for the refrigerator cabinet...before the days of trying to figure out the cheapest way to make something!!!LOL, I would RATHER it NOT be frost free, much less upkeep and power consumption, plus your frozen food will keep MUCH better.Wish it was a Westinghouse of this vintage...its only an hour or so away.

Post# 810680 , Reply# 7   2/22/2015 at 18:58 (1,332 days old) by funktionalart (Phoenix, AZ)        
Damn and blast....Have been hunting for one!

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a ' charcoal.

Post# 810688 , Reply# 8   2/22/2015 at 19:46 (1,332 days old) by PhilR (Quebec Canada)        
I'd take FP-142-58 in any color, even repainted in Almon

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I spent so many hours looking at the Frost-Proof version of this in my Tech Talks that I have in multiple copies, believe me, I know the difference too!   I've never seen one in person or advertised for sale though but a few Cold Pantry models surfaced recently I almost got one in New York state recently but the seller changed his mind and decided to keep it. I hope I can get one of the Frost-Proof version some day! That and the 1966-67 models with the electric door opener! 


I hate defrosting a freezer as much as cleaning an oven manually!

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Post# 810699 , Reply# 9   2/22/2015 at 22:07 (1,332 days old) by pulltostart (Mobile, AL)        

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You mean one of these?  Totally Space Age!



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Post# 810710 , Reply# 10   2/23/2015 at 00:51 (1,332 days old) by PhilR (Quebec Canada)        

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Yes these! I'll have to find that in the US because the Canadian model (which I have never seen) didn't have an electric door opener. Instead, it had two foot pedals!



Post# 810802 , Reply# 11   2/23/2015 at 16:51 (1,331 days old) by goatfarmer (South Bend, home of Champions)        

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FPCI 19 BK. We had one for years in my mom's kitchen.

Post# 995134 , Reply# 12   5/25/2018 at 00:39 by jdwilson (Houston)        
Really need the tech talk or manual for FP-142-58

I really need to find the service manual for the 59s or the tech talk vol IX, 03. I just bought one of these and I want to check out some issues including the freezer evaporator fan not working and really need a schematic. Anyone's help will really be appreciated! FP-142-58

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