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Post# 50460   12/5/2004 at 04:19 (7,078 days old) by bpetersxx (laf in on the banks of the Wabash River)        

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Look at this

Does anyone have info on this

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Post# 50472 , Reply# 1   12/5/2004 at 13:36 (7,077 days old) by DADoES (TX, U.S. of A.)        

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Looks to me that the nameplate says "Compact Washer"

The slide control on the left is for pump On or Off. Doesn't appear that the basket is perforated and based on the large size of the tub in comparison to the cabinet, can it be assumed the machine doesn't spin? An alternative to a wringer washer? But it doesn't appear to have a wringer . . so what does one do about extraction??

Surely one of the experts around here will be able to provide some details!

Post# 50478 , Reply# 2   12/5/2004 at 18:03 (7,077 days old) by westytoploader ()        

There was a vintage Kenmore compact W/D set from the 50's in Texas on eBay about 2 years ago. The dryer looked similar to the washer and had a round door with a manual latch. If you look closely at this one, you will see a small drain in the top left corner of the tub.

The set on eBay had a small, separate electrically powered wringer that mounted to the top of the machine; appears this one doesn't have it.

Here's a similar Proctor-Silex-labeled machine I found on


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Post# 50510 , Reply# 3   12/6/2004 at 15:02 (7,076 days old) by veg-o-matic (Baltimore, Hon!)        

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There's an early 60's Consumer Reports that did a Once-Over on the matching Procter-Silex dryer. Don't think they were terribly impressed.


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