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Post# 1024703   2/15/2019 at 15:18 by pulltostart (Mobile, AL)        

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I was thumbing through a February, 1958 edition of BH&G last evening and found came across this ad for a General Electric dryer.  After looking at the ad closely, I spotted something that's somewhat out-of-place.  This is the clearest copy I could come up with; found it on Ebay.  Hopefully it's clear enough to spot the error.


I've added a link to the ad.  If you place your cursor over the image it will enlarge the photo.  This might help



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Post# 1024704 , Reply# 1   2/15/2019 at 15:26 by ea56 (Sonoma Co.,CA)        

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Is it the ashtray next to the potted tree? In my home that wouln’t have been out of place, my Mom smoked all day long.


Post# 1024706 , Reply# 2   2/15/2019 at 16:44 by pulltostart (Mobile, AL)        

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No, Eddie.


Pick another card.....



Post# 1024709 , Reply# 3   2/15/2019 at 17:06 by hippiedoll (tucson, arizona u.s.a.)        
it's it...

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The handle along the top of the dryer door?

Post# 1024710 , Reply# 4   2/15/2019 at 17:12 by pulltostart (Mobile, AL)        

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Nope - go fish.


That chrome strip at the top of the dryer door is simply 'bling' that matches the same piece on the washer.



Post# 1024711 , Reply# 5   2/15/2019 at 17:28 by CircleW (NE Cincinnati OH area)        

One thing I noticed in the picture is that the door on the cabinet to the left of the little boy doesn't fit properly. The gap above that door doesn't match the others.

Post# 1024712 , Reply# 6   2/15/2019 at 18:48 by Spinmon (st. charles mo )        

The red item in dryer with lighter things? The totally bogus outdoor backdrop with ''rain'' falling? Me not know.

Post# 1024713 , Reply# 7   2/15/2019 at 18:51 by neptunebob (Pittsburgh, PA)        

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Possibly, the little girl should not have her fingers in the hinge side of the dryer door, if her mother closes the door that might hurt!

Post# 1024714 , Reply# 8   2/15/2019 at 18:58 by Spinmon (st. charles mo )        

The orange and green towels not color folded 3 and 3?

Post# 1024716 , Reply# 9   2/15/2019 at 19:01 by Spinmon (st. charles mo )        

The boy has a 'weapon' of some sort sticking up out of his overalls?

Post# 1024717 , Reply# 10   2/15/2019 at 19:04 by twintubdexter (Palm Springs)        

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It's that D N H...they forgot P for Park.


Post# 1024718 , Reply# 11   2/15/2019 at 19:17 by Spinmon (st. charles mo )        

OH! Like...'We were dancing in the dark,my Ford slipped out of Park and it just missed me'...?

Post# 1024721 , Reply# 12   2/15/2019 at 19:37 by pulltostart (Mobile, AL)        
Where are our GE experts???

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OK, I'll tell you.  The ad features absolute TOL appliances, and in 1958 the TOL washer was available in two forms - with and without the suds-return feature.  The washer in the ad is the suds-return version (model WA-955S).  But, where's the laundry sink to receive and hold the sudsy water?




The suds-return switch is the small white square just below the General Electric logo on the console.  I've included another picture of this console (again, an Ebay find) with a link for better viewing.  For a view of the non-suds-saver model (WA-950S) go to the pictures of Robert's (webmaster) collection.  The very first photo of his laundry room shows his turquoise 1958 Filter-flo sans suds-saver.



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Post# 1024722 , Reply# 13   2/15/2019 at 19:39 by Frigilux (The Minnesota Prairie)        

My guess was wrong.

Post# 1024723 , Reply# 14   2/15/2019 at 19:57 by DaveAMKrayoGuy (Oak Park, MI)        
The ABBEY ROAD of appliance ads! Used to tout the dryer!

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So, why was a Suds Return model put there without the proper provisions?

Or is there possibly a sink or a tub IS back there behind the washer, but merely extending outside of the house?

With all the strange conjectures going on, I couldn't help but weigh in with something else just as weird...

-- Dave

Post# 1024742 , Reply# 15   2/16/2019 at 00:55 by askolover (South of Nash Vegas, TN)        

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I was gonna say the "mother" was really a dude in drag.

Post# 1024831 , Reply# 16   2/16/2019 at 19:03 by StrongEnough78 (California)        

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How were you able to tell its a suds saver model?

Post# 1024845 , Reply# 17   2/16/2019 at 21:21 by pulltostart (Mobile, AL)        

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The (slide) switch that controls the suds-saver functions is visible in the area between the mother's left arm and her torso.  If the washer were a non-suds-saver model there would be nothing there, just a blank, turquoise area.



Post# 1024863 , Reply# 18   2/17/2019 at 03:33 by StrongEnough78 (California)        

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Ahh ok. Damn I can barely see that lol. Good eyes!!

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