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Elegante' 62 Blackstone style.............
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Post# 150978   8/27/2006 at 22:46 (5,092 days old) by filterflo (Chicago Area)        

As summer nears its end, there have been many wonderful finds in Applianceville. Going out with a BANG, I found this wonderful Blackstone dryer, that is near mint condition. For me its been a good year at finding dryers: now the search for the matching washers has begun! Here is a series of pictures of Blackstone Elegante'62. I am wondering if this means its a 1962 model.............

Post# 150979 , Reply# 1   8/27/2006 at 22:47 (5,092 days old) by filterflo (Chicago Area)        

Timer is relatively simple, but very stylish.

Post# 150980 , Reply# 2   8/27/2006 at 22:48 (5,092 days old) by filterflo (Chicago Area)        

Elegante'62 Logo.........

Post# 150981 , Reply# 3   8/27/2006 at 22:50 (5,092 days old) by filterflo (Chicago Area)        

Blackstone, America's Oldest Home Laundry Manufacturer.....

Post# 150982 , Reply# 4   8/27/2006 at 22:50 (5,092 days old) by filterflo (Chicago Area)        

Temperature control

Post# 150984 , Reply# 5   8/27/2006 at 22:51 (5,092 days old) by filterflo (Chicago Area)        

BIG dryer door, with a load of whites dry and fluffy!

Post# 150985 , Reply# 6   8/27/2006 at 22:52 (5,092 days old) by filterflo (Chicago Area)        

BIG dryer lint screen, in a pull out drawer!

Post# 150986 , Reply# 7   8/27/2006 at 22:52 (5,092 days old) by filterflo (Chicago Area)        

Foot Pedal.........

Post# 150987 , Reply# 8   8/27/2006 at 22:53 (5,092 days old) by filterflo (Chicago Area)        

Original sticker with dryer features still on top console......

Post# 150988 , Reply# 9   8/27/2006 at 22:54 (5,092 days old) by filterflo (Chicago Area)        


Post# 150989 , Reply# 10   8/27/2006 at 22:55 (5,092 days old) by filterflo (Chicago Area)        

more features.......

Post# 150990 , Reply# 11   8/27/2006 at 22:56 (5,092 days old) by filterflo (Chicago Area)        

Back of the dryer. Has the exhaust in the middle of the back, in a rather unusual loaction........

Post# 150991 , Reply# 12   8/27/2006 at 22:57 (5,092 days old) by filterflo (Chicago Area)        

Came with several of the original manuals and paperwork.......

Post# 150992 , Reply# 13   8/27/2006 at 22:57 (5,092 days old) by filterflo (Chicago Area)        

operation manual........

Post# 150993 , Reply# 14   8/27/2006 at 22:58 (5,092 days old) by filterflo (Chicago Area)        

parts manual.......

Post# 150996 , Reply# 15   8/27/2006 at 23:00 (5,092 days old) by filterflo (Chicago Area)        

Extremely well built and very quiet running, it worked perfectly when I got it. Didnt even need to be cleaned out, as I think it had almost no use. Anyone have a Blackstone washer similar to this? I might consider selling it if it would complete a set for someone........

Post# 151021 , Reply# 16   8/28/2006 at 03:50 (5,092 days old) by foraloysius (Leeuwarden, Friesland, the Netherlands)        

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Wow, what a beauty!!

Post# 151048 , Reply# 17   8/28/2006 at 07:41 (5,092 days old) by blackstone (Springfield, Massachusetts)        

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Great looking dryer. Unfortunately, I do not have a matching washer for this model. I do have most of the parts and a service manual for the dryer; but it looks like you won't be needing any replacement parts for a while. We have been in the Blackstone business for many years in our store.
When cleaning out the lint from inside the dryer, you must pull out the lint filter tray, and then stick a yardstick up the opening, since the lint will collect outside the drum. Taking apart the foot pedal was usually a nuisance, also. Other than that, this is an easy dryer to repair.
While the model number does not signify the year, this is a model from the early 1960s.
Any further questions, just let me know.

Post# 151061 , Reply# 18   8/28/2006 at 08:39 (5,091 days old) by unimatic1140 (Minneapolis)        

Jimmy that dryer is so cool, I would be even more fun to see what the matching washer looked like.

Post# 151085 , Reply# 19   8/28/2006 at 10:01 (5,091 days old) by golittlesport (California)        

Hi Jimmy!
Cool dryer! Robert took the words right out of my mouth....the washer must have been awesome!

Post# 151095 , Reply# 20   8/28/2006 at 10:25 (5,091 days old) by veg-o-matic (Baltimore, Hon!)        

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That is DEFINITELY Tres Elegante!


Post# 151107 , Reply# 21   8/28/2006 at 10:45 (5,091 days old) by bajaespuma (Connecticut)        
That is a Find!

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Thank you for this posting. What a specimen! When did Blackstone become extinct?

Post# 151117 , Reply# 22   8/28/2006 at 11:52 (5,091 days old) by peteski50 (New York)        

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This is a real nice dryer. I always wondered why the dryers had the real long door opening. Does anyone have a picture of the matching washer? Best Of Luck with this real Gem.

Post# 151190 , Reply# 23   8/28/2006 at 19:24 (5,091 days old) by alr2903 (TN)        

someone posted the hoover dryer was sourced from blackstone. they do look similar.

Post# 151231 , Reply# 24   8/28/2006 at 21:35 (5,091 days old) by brent-aucoin ()        

Fantastic looking Dryer Jimmy!
Looks new!
Thanks for the pictures!

Post# 151250 , Reply# 25   8/28/2006 at 22:23 (5,091 days old) by gansky1 (Omaha, The Home of the TV Dinner!)        
and an ozone bulb!

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A spectacular find, Jimmy! Is the drum driven by a roller or tire at the top corner? The heating element is a crack-up, looks like a GE Calrod could replace it ;-)

Post# 151300 , Reply# 26   8/29/2006 at 07:05 (5,091 days old) by westytoploader ()        

Wow Jimmy, that is MINT! Certainly a classy-looking dryer! Love the timer dial...somewhat resembles a 60's Hotpoint!

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