Thread Number: 74828  /  Tag: Vintage Automatic Washers
POD 13/03/2018 - Blackstone stainless-tub automatic washer & matching dryer & ironer
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Post# 986426   3/13/2018 at 13:29 (191 days old) by wft2800 (Leatherhead, Surrey)        

Always liked the look of these, with the big round control knobs and stainless steel panel & tub. Anyone got any pictures of the dryers? There are very few around, and I'd be interested to see a drum shot.

Post# 986427 , Reply# 1   3/13/2018 at 14:03 (191 days old) by imperial70 (******)        

I love perked coffee. Only problem is I have been away from it soooo long that I forget how to make a perfect cup.

Post# 986437 , Reply# 2   3/13/2018 at 15:26 (191 days old) by Blackstone (Springfield, Massachusetts)        
Blackstone 150

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This flyer shows a model 150 washer, predecessor of the 250 and 350 models. The 150 weighed even more than the later models. I sold one of these models to a member here.

I look for advertising of the dryer and scan it in. Best I can do for these old machines.

Post# 986445 , Reply# 3   3/13/2018 at 17:09 (191 days old) by HiLoVane (Columbus OH)        

My grandmother had a Blackstone 150. When I was little, she'd occasionally "save" a load when I'd come to visit. I could never get over her filling the machine with the electrical cord unplugged.
I also remember her "witches brew" of detergent; bleach (for white loads); bluing and water softener.
Funny thing, I don't remember ever seeing this machine agitate during the rinse cycle; just fill, drain and spin.

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