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1950s Norge Dryer- St. Louis
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Post# 992015   4/24/2018 at 20:11 by glhturbo2 (Reidsville, NC)        

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Post# 992019 , Reply# 1   4/24/2018 at 20:32 by ea56 (Sonoma Co.,CA)        

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With the exception of the red knobs, this is just like the first dryer my Mom owned. Ourís had black knobs. There was also a lever it the top of the door opening that when pulled down acted like a brake on the drum, probably disengaged the belt? This was for drying items without tumbling. She used this from 1955 to 62í.

Post# 992023 , Reply# 2   4/24/2018 at 20:51 by RP2813 (The Big Blue Bubble)        

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Eddie, that sounds about right to me, because the subject dryer looks like the one my mom had until late 1967.  I think hers was a '56, which may have been the first year for red knobs. 


The Time Line function had stopped working for quite a while before the dryer was replaced.


The dryer pictured above must be electric.  I'm pretty sure the gas ones had an access panel at right rear on the cabinet top.

Post# 992026 , Reply# 3   4/24/2018 at 21:15 by gansky1 (Omaha, The Home of the TV Dinner!)        
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That's a cool dryer, looks in nice shape, too. A neighbor I used to babysit for had a similar dryer. I remember it was on a very long vent and if you opened the door while it was running, the giant fan would blow baby clothes all over the floor with a "whoosh" sound.

Interesting indoor vent/lint trap. Was that a Norge accessory?

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Post# 992051 , Reply# 4   4/25/2018 at 06:13 by Tomturbomatic (Beltsville, MD)        

The lever lifted the drum off the drive wheel for "Stop 'n Dry." Cheaper versions had a knob behind the toe panel that you turned one way to lift the drum and the other way to lower it.

Post# 992069 , Reply# 5   4/25/2018 at 09:29 by turquoisedude (Ogden & St-Liboire (where??), QC, Canada)        

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OMG ! The mate to my leaky 55 Timeline washer. It _has_ to be in St-Louis. ..

Post# 992478 , Reply# 6   4/29/2018 at 11:01 by turquoisedude (Ogden & St-Liboire (where??), QC, Canada)        
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Thanks to a kind offer from a friend in St Louis, this dryer will be making its way north. Hopefully sooner than later.... lol

It is just too hard to pass up a chance for a matched set, what can I say.  Now I have to tell Hubby - something tells me I may have to reduce the number of Norge washers down to 1 though...

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