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April 1960 Home Laundry Issue
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Post# 975886   12/28/2017 at 13:19 (297 days old) by Unimatic1140 (Minneapolis)        

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I just posted the April 1960 issue of Appliance Manufacturer to the Ephemera Library. The cover story is on Speed Queens new commercial washer, and shows many interesting other things such as:

Norge changes automatic washers cabinets to zinc clad steel.

Packaged laundry centers by Westinghouse and Hotpoint. Including a Westinghouse Laundromat and sink combo built right over the washer.

Hotpoint bizarre new drying cabinet.

Hotpoint's experimental high laundry controls and automatic bulk bins that dispense detergent, bleach and softener automatically! I'm not sure if any of these came into full production.

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Post# 975890 , Reply# 1   12/28/2017 at 13:34 (297 days old) by Tomturbomatic (Beltsville, MD)        

That dryer was strange! It seems like it would have to move quickly to keep stuff from lumping up at the bottom. I don't see how it could have been very quiet with all of that segmented apparatus moving.

Post# 975914 , Reply# 2   12/28/2017 at 19:18 (296 days old) by peteski50 (New York)        

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Robert thank you for posting - this is such great information! I wish I could see the detailed specs on this hotpoint washer and the drying cabinet! Never knew this stuff existed! Those Norge washers look real interesting also!

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