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what brand of washer is behind the skirt?
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Post# 979382   1/21/2018 at 22:39 (268 days old) by rpms (ontario canada)        

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Post# 979383 , Reply# 1   1/21/2018 at 22:53 (268 days old) by DADoES (TX, U.S. of A.)        

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Frigidaire.  Early unimatic model, 1947 to 1949.

Post# 979386 , Reply# 2   1/21/2018 at 23:17 (268 days old) by RP2813 (The Big Blue Bubble)        

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Wow he is one hot mess!

Post# 979445 , Reply# 3   1/22/2018 at 13:39 (267 days old) by westingguelph ()        

Okay, first Gladys then Doris now...what's up with Frigidaire and the hooch factor? I think there's a trend going on here! lol

Post# 979446 , Reply# 4   1/22/2018 at 13:41 (267 days old) by toploader55 (Massachusetts Sand Bar, Cape Cod)        

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Very Good Observation.

Post# 979462 , Reply# 5   1/22/2018 at 17:34 (267 days old) by Unimatic1140 (Minneapolis)        

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That's a 1949 model WL-60 Frigidaire!

Post# 979511 , Reply# 6   1/22/2018 at 21:00 (267 days old) by Washerlover (Lake County, California: Wines With Altitude)        

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Behind whose skirt? Hers or his?!

Post# 979591 , Reply# 7   1/23/2018 at 15:22 (266 days old) by Frigilux (The Minnesota Prairie)        

If someone said the photo in the first post was a still from an early John Waters film, I would absolutely believe them.

Post# 979593 , Reply# 8   1/23/2018 at 15:52 (266 days old) by ken (Ulster Hgts, NY)        
John Waters Films

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I don't think I've ever laughed as hard as I did first time I watched Female Trouble.

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Post# 979642 , Reply# 9   1/23/2018 at 22:00 (266 days old) by gansky1 (Omaha, The Home of the TV Dinner!)        
I have one -

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Not the skirt, but the washer.  

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Post# 979658 , Reply# 10   1/24/2018 at 05:37 (265 days old) by toploader55 (Massachusetts Sand Bar, Cape Cod)        

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What year model has the white tub ?

Post# 979662 , Reply# 11   1/24/2018 at 06:18 (265 days old) by Tomturbomatic (Beltsville, MD)        

When I was 7, I wanted an aquarium. Friends found one in the local paper's want ads so Dad and I went over to see about it. Fortunately for me, there was a laundry room located near the garage so while the adults were inside, I checked out the equipment and saw one of these washers. I noticed the similarity between the lid support on this washer and the lid support on our friend's General Electric Electric Sink's dishwasher. I saw two more. One was a trade in for resale at the Economy Auto store in our shopping center in 1958 and the other was in the utility room of a customer on my paper route in the mid 60s.


Everything about the acquisition of the aquarium had an appliance connection. We had gone to the Southeastern Fair in September and had stopped by the booth of  an aquarium/pet shop dealer and, while dad talked to the guy about placing an order for an aquarium, I kept walking and found an abandoned booth with GE appliances. There was an  operating dishwasher with a bubble top so you could see the water swirling around and a washer-dryer combination that was running so you could see the water splashing through that square window.  The dishwasher was the new bow tie impeller design and they had slightly overfilled it so the impeller created two plumes of water that circled inside the dome.  That load probably did the motor no good, but it was dramatic to watch. Apparently the timer motors had been disconnected from the circuit so they just washed on and on. There was a little puddle of water in front of the combo under the door. My mother came to find me and asked if I had done that. I truthfully replied that I had not. She said I needed to rejoin them, but didn't say when so I stayed a bit longer. That was the only time we went to the fair, but the appliance memories from 60 years ago still remain. If only my school work had been so easily absorbed.


Frigidaire was smarter than Maytag about the perforated inner tub; they got rid of it faster.

Post# 979666 , Reply# 12   1/24/2018 at 08:04 (265 days old) by Frigidaireguy (Wiston-Salem, NC)        
1949 Frigidaire Washer

This is the washer we had until 1962. I would love to be able to find one for my collection.


Post# 979733 , Reply# 13   1/24/2018 at 15:03 (265 days old) by toploader55 (Massachusetts Sand Bar, Cape Cod)        

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Greg. I know your busy but could you do a quick video of that model Frigidaire operating ? Just like a minute or so... Thanks.

I have never seen that model in operation.

Would behave like a WO 65 ?

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