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Never used - Westinghouse Freez File- $495 (Vancouver)
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Post# 998838   6/29/2018 at 20:28 by MayfairPink (Palo Alto, CA)

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Post# 998851 , Reply# 1   6/29/2018 at 23:30 by RP2813 (The Big Blue Bubble)        

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It's nice, but I prefer seeing all of the contents when I open the main door.

Post# 998859 , Reply# 2   6/30/2018 at 03:18 by Launderess (Quiet Please, There´s a Lady on Stage)        
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Or maybe am wrong:

That Westinghouse Freezer File sold for $599 new in September 1959. As of May 2018 that would be, wait for it; $5,602.28!

Needless to say in 1959, $600 clams was serious money for any household. If they bought it on credit/easy payment terms that number may have risen.

Post# 998861 , Reply# 3   6/30/2018 at 04:45 by goatfarmer (South Bend, home of Champions)        

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Nice. Probably not a bad price.

Post# 998871 , Reply# 4   6/30/2018 at 08:07 by Tomturbomatic (Beltsville, MD)        

Separate inner doors for each shelf/compartment were a feature of several early freezers. It was a feature that provided extra insulation and eliminated loss of cold air when retrieving items. It was a matter of simple organization to categorize and label each compartment so that you knew where to go for what. In those days, there were few transparent wrappings or packagings for frozen food so you had to read, not just glance, in most cases anyway. I remember Kraft paper and coated papers, the famous "drugstore wrap" and freezer tape for protecting frozen meats.

One of the things that contributed to the high operating costs of side-by-side refrigerator-freezers was that when the freezer door was opened a 5 foot column of zero degree air fell out to be replaced by room temperature air that had be be cooled back to zero F.

Post# 998891 , Reply# 5   6/30/2018 at 11:26 by RP2813 (The Big Blue Bubble)        

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Good points Tom.  My dad made a list of items that were in the freezer and hung a clipboard and pencil by it.

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