Thread Number: 73854  /  Tag: Classified Ad Finds
1966 GE trash compactor ($350) Biloxi, MS
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Post# 975591   12/26/2017 at 13:23 (300 days old) by spacepig (Floridas Emerald Coast)        

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Per the ad: "This is a mint condition item. It runs as quiet as a sewing machine and hasn't any exterior or interior damage. Looks as it did the day it was manufactured. I also have all the paper work from the instruction manual to a mail in advertisement. A unique item for the right buyer or collector."


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Post# 975595 , Reply# 1   12/26/2017 at 14:00 (299 days old) by pulltostart (Mobile, AL)        

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I believe the unit is newer than the 1966 date the seller is claiming.  I believe the date code (AA) in the serial number is going to make this a 1977 appliance.  I don't think GE was making trash compactors in 1966.  Still, a nice find.



Post# 975723 , Reply# 2   12/27/2017 at 10:28 (299 days old) by combo52 (Beltsville,Md)        
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Hi Lawrence, you are correct GE did not sell a compactor till around 1970 and their orignal design was stolen from WP and GE lost the court battle and came out with these round bucket models around 1974.


This is a nice example of a GE round bucket, but I don't think it is worth more than a $100 and in Mississippi they will probably be lucky to get more than $35 for it.


John L.

Post# 975854 , Reply# 3   12/28/2017 at 09:43 (298 days old) by turquoisedude (Ogden & St-Liboire (where??), QC, Canada)        

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Wow! We had a GE compactor just like this when I was a brat! I think ours was a 1975 model as it appeared in the kitchen not long after a harvest gold range and refrigerator were purchased in late 1974. I remember the arguments over which colour panel to display - gold to match the range & fridge or coppertone to match the dishwasher. 

Post# 975862 , Reply# 4   12/28/2017 at 10:14 (298 days old) by DaveAMKrayoGuy (Oak Park, MI)        

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Yes, Whirlpool was the first trash compactor manufacturer (quickly making them for Sears, as well)...

So, the idea of GE making them in '66, would be impossible...

-- Dave

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