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1951 Westinghouse delux electric dryer - $125 (Erie pa)
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Post# 981167   2/3/2018 at 23:25 (256 days old) by ovrphil (N.Atlanta / Georgia )        

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Post# 981172 , Reply# 1   2/3/2018 at 23:55 (256 days old) by appnut (TX)        

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The button to the right of the knob on the left hand side is for auto dry. 

Post# 981176 , Reply# 2   2/4/2018 at 00:03 (256 days old) by ovrphil (N.Atlanta / Georgia )        

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Who isn't charmed by the label, "Clothes Dryer"? :-) Did it ever get mistook for another appliance, like a pizza oven or dishwasher? I like this design more than some currently up for sale on CL.

Post# 981177 , Reply# 3   2/4/2018 at 00:07 (256 days old) by appnut (TX)        

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When the matching washer was side by side, it could get "confusing" for the "uninitiated". 

Post# 981192 , Reply# 4   2/4/2018 at 01:47 (256 days old) by norgeway (mocksville n c )        
Thats more like

A 55.

Post# 981204 , Reply# 5   2/4/2018 at 08:27 (255 days old) by moparwash (Pittsburgh,PA -Next Wash-In...June 2019!)        

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Would this still have the 'How Dry I Am?' Music Box?

Post# 981215 , Reply# 6   2/4/2018 at 09:52 (255 days old) by appliguy (Oakton Va.)        
Would this still have the 'How Dry I Am?' Music Box?

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No it does not Jerry. From what I have been told that was a one year feature only found on the 1953 models, and like Hans stated this is a 1955 model...PATRICK COFFEY

Post# 981300 , Reply# 7   2/4/2018 at 19:37 (255 days old) by appnut (TX)        

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I was 99% sure it was 1955.  One of my mom's best friends had this dryer and was paired with a WI55 Unimatic.  Her next door neighbor had the exact same arrangement of Westy dryer and Unimatic washer. That washer & dryer served a family of 5 faithfully.  It went form Houston, to Dallas, and on to a suburb of San Francisco.  The set was eventually replaced with a matching poppy red 1-18 pair. 

Post# 982183 , Reply# 8   2/10/2018 at 17:25 (249 days old) by lotsosudz (Sacramento, CA)        
Wow what a combo!

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A Unimatic, paired with a Westinghouse Dryer, meant the clothes were probably dry in 10 minutes. The speed of the Unimatic spinning, followed by the heat from those dryers, would have been a winning combo, for banging laundry out in rapid fire!
Those dryers heated to about 350 on normal!

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