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in 2019 what would be your dream vintage washer dryer set to own and use?
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Post# 1020659   1/9/2019 at 09:57 by Pierreandreply4 (St-Bruno de montarville (province of quebec) canada)        

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hello to all if in 2019 what would be your dream vintage washer dryer set to own and use? for me it would be in harvest gold the ones I just posted pics of?

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Post# 1020663 , Reply# 1   1/9/2019 at 10:41 by turquoisedude (Ogden & St-Liboire (where??), QC, Canada)        

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In 2019, I'm hoping to reunite a couple of sets... I really, really miss my 59 Frigidaire dryer and the motor on the 57 GE Clothes Conditioning dryer just failed on me. Both washers are still in service and anxiously awaiting their mates...

Post# 1020672 , Reply# 2   1/9/2019 at 13:20 by delturner (USA)        

There are sooooooooo many fabulous old sets that were not only fun, but entertaining to use! Any of the old Kelvinator or ABC o matic sets definitely fall into this category. Apex and Frigidaire also.

Post# 1020675 , Reply# 3   1/9/2019 at 13:48 by vintagekenmore (Spokane, Washington)        

A Frigidaire 1-18 set. Preferably in Poppy or White. Speed Queen set with the banging solenoids as it switches from agitate to spin. Had to give up my A412 when I moved as my SO already had a washer and dryer in the house and moving what I did across country was NOT cheap

Post# 1020677 , Reply# 4   1/9/2019 at 16:53 by Washerlover (Lake County, California: Wines With Altitude)        

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I would have to say a Norge TimeLine washer with matching dryer would be my dream laundry team...

Post# 1020686 , Reply# 5   1/9/2019 at 18:36 by norgeway (mocksville n c )        

1959-62 slant front set in pink or mint aqua.

Post# 1020688 , Reply# 6   1/9/2019 at 18:53 by Kate1 (Idaho)        

Iím pretty happy with my current, now 20 year old, Whirlpool washer and dryer but if I could have anything I would really like a gas version of my current dryer and a washer that has a hot wash warm rinse cycle. I also desperately want a Maytag wringer washer, I plan on keeping my eyes pealed for one this year.

Post# 1020695 , Reply# 7   1/9/2019 at 20:21 by akronman (Akron/Cleveland Ohio)        
Hmm, dream machines

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any 50's Frigidaire, 60's Norge when they first switched to perforated tub, banging solenoid Speed Queen solid tub with a stainless steel tub, anyone's reliable Washer-Dryer combo machine, the list goes on and on. 60's Philco with the wobble plate, rare as hen's teeth.

Post# 1020730 , Reply# 8   1/10/2019 at 11:09 by leononmaui (Maui Hawaii)        
Dream machine

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Post# 1020735 , Reply# 9   1/10/2019 at 13:34 by Blackstone (Springfield, Massachusetts)        
Blackstone Dryers

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About a dozen years ago, I sold 2 Blackstone dryers from our store, matching models for the 350 washer. One gas, one electric. They were new-in-box.

Somewhere in the archives are pictures of this discovery.

I wonder where they are now?

Post# 1020803 , Reply# 10   1/11/2019 at 10:32 by vacerator (Macomb, Michigan)        
A local

house man. Example; Agadore Sparticus from the Bird Cage movie. My spouse lets me choose appliances, and vehicles. One of us is more book smart, one more mechanically inclined. He did help me replace our dryer drum rollers, idler, and belt last month. I needed help supporting the drum up higher so I could route the belt onto the motor pulley.

Post# 1020811 , Reply# 11   1/11/2019 at 11:33 by combo52 (Beltsville,Md)        
Blackstone [ New ] Gas Dryer

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Hi Fred, it is here in the museum waiting to be hooked up and used some day, Jon C got the electric one and I do not know where it is now.

Come visit, John L.

Post# 1020873 , Reply# 12   1/12/2019 at 04:14 by adam-aussie-vac (Canberra ACT)        

In regards to dryers, do spin dryers count?

Post# 1020876 , Reply# 13   1/12/2019 at 05:34 by DaveAMKrayoGuy (Oak Park, MI)        
(Among others)

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A radio-dial Kenmore set...




-- Dave

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Post# 1020894 , Reply# 14   1/12/2019 at 08:43 by tomdawg (Des moines)        
vintage find

I would love to find a Frigidaire 1-18 washer. I love weird design stuff. Currently have the neptune TL

Post# 1020896 , Reply# 15   1/12/2019 at 09:06 by bajaespuma (Connecticut)        

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Even though they weren't great performers, the industrial design of those Avocado Westinghouses was absolutely spectacular. Look at those control panels alone. And even that "Weigh-to-Save" lid was a stroke of marketing genius. I would have found that feature very handy. And I always loved Westy's "Jupiter-2" FS dispenser.

But those control panels...

Post# 1020991 , Reply# 16   1/12/2019 at 21:52 by Rberryiii3 (Palm Springs, California)        
Dream set

That would be my slightly rested whirl pool set. I donít know what year this pair is guessing 1952 this is first dryer I ever saw As a kid.

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Post# 1021001 , Reply# 17   1/13/2019 at 03:46 by norgeway (mocksville n c )        
Re Westinghouse top loaders

???? Why would you say they were not great performers, I think they were almost as good as a Norge or a Blackstone in washing ability, the main problem was the stupid designer put the pump on top of the motor so if it leaked it ruined the motor, other than that they washed like mad!

Post# 1021020 , Reply# 18   1/13/2019 at 12:52 by Pierreandreply4 (St-Bruno de montarville (province of quebec) canada)        
i wonder what would win in term of washing today

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first thank you to all who answers and if there was a contest or washing machine test using vintage machine from 1950 to modern machine what do you think would rank number 1

vintage or modern credit to jon1077 for the use of is video of westing house washer

Post# 1021042 , Reply# 19   1/13/2019 at 15:59 by norgeway (mocksville n c )        
The best performers

in my opinion would be any Frigidaire before the jet cone agitator, any Norge after the solid tubs, and Whirlpool Kenmores, worst would be a Maytag, especially the small capacity.

Post# 1021089 , Reply# 20   1/13/2019 at 21:03 by Washerlover (Lake County, California: Wines With Altitude)        
Indexing Tub

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I didnít know that Westinghouse top loaders had the indexing tub (except I believe they manufactured for Montgomery Ward in the late 70s and I remember the indexing tub then).

So does the indexing concept improve washing ability? To me it seems like a gimmick and frankly makes me dizzy when Iím trying to watch the action!

Post# 1021093 , Reply# 21   1/13/2019 at 22:22 by abcomatic (Bradford, Illinois)        

I would love to have an ABC o matic to match the gas dryer that I have.

Post# 1021119 , Reply# 22   1/14/2019 at 07:56 by turquoisedude (Ogden & St-Liboire (where??), QC, Canada)        

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Gary, is that the ABC dryer that Jeff and I were messing around with when I met you back in 2009??

Post# 1021233 , Reply# 23   1/15/2019 at 06:27 by polkanut (Wausau, WI )        

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My dream set hands down would have to be a 1968 Avocado Whirlpool Mark XII Model LTA 9925 w/ Suds-Miser, and matching electric dryer, all with the faux woodgrain front panels.  Photos are courtesy of Revvinkevin.



Post# 1021241 , Reply# 24   1/15/2019 at 08:29 by ksbanker (Kansas)        

WOW! That is a beautiful set! I love the wood paneling on the front! How cool are those!?

Post# 1021294 , Reply# 25   1/15/2019 at 19:32 by lotsosudz (Sacramento, CA)        
Westinghoouse Wash Action

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Westinghouse always included the indexing tub as a part of their double scrub wash action. Personally, it ruined what I think could have been a very strong agitation, if only they had locked their tubs. Especially with the blue ramped agitator! It should have resembled The GE wash action, with their ramped agitator. Their filtration system, was very weak in comparison to the Filter Flos's. Just my 2 centavo's on the subject. P.S. loved their front loaders prior to WCI.

Post# 1021296 , Reply# 26   1/15/2019 at 19:58 by DADoES (TX,†U.S. of A.)        

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I have that Westy model in white.

Post# 1021308 , Reply# 27   1/15/2019 at 21:32 by combo52 (Beltsville,Md)        
Westinghouse TL Wash Action

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Replay #25, you are right on the money David, WH TLers were never strong performers, when WH came out with TL washers around 1965-6 [ that they designed and built ] they must have known that WCI would buy them out a decade later as they copied the crappy Franklin TL washers with the worthless indexing tub, all to save the cost of a brake.


John L.

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