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Hudson Washing Machine
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Post# 1030282   4/19/2019 at 16:00 by oldsdude69 (Madison Heights, Michigan)        

Can anyone tell me about this washer. I was at an estate sale and came across this washer in the basement. I have never heard of a Hudson washer before. This is at an estate sale in the Detroit area this weekend.

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Post# 1030287 , Reply# 1   4/19/2019 at 16:49 by 114jwh (Vancouver)        

My grandparents had an almost identical dryer when I was growing up. Knobs, pushbuttons, floating control panel, font etc were identical. Only difference was the yellow on this machine was pink on theirs. It was a Viking - a house brand for Eatons Department Store. Dryer had a top access lint filter but was definitely not Whirlpool made. I believe it was built by Franklin, probably for several different department store in-house brands.

I'd grab it in a heartbeat!

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Post# 1030289 , Reply# 2   4/19/2019 at 17:02 by turquoisedude (Ogden & St-Liboire (where??), QC, Canada)        

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It looks like a Franklin/Beam design.  Hope you can save it!!

Post# 1030294 , Reply# 3   4/19/2019 at 17:42 by jamiel (Detroit, Michigan)        

Yep...from JL Hudson. Fascinating fact--12 mile and John R was a Hudson's Budget store (stand alone) in the mid 60s before Oakland Mall was built...might well have been sold at that store.

Post# 1030307 , Reply# 4   4/19/2019 at 21:12 by combo52 (Beltsville,Md)        
Differently A Franklin Built Washer

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Probably around 1960, We had an almost identical CO-OP branded washer in 1960, seeing the useless lint filter on the agitator really brought back memories.



Post# 1030317 , Reply# 5   4/19/2019 at 23:47 by abcomatic (Bradford, Illinois)        

My mom's Coronado had the exact same agitator with the lint filter in it.

Post# 1030325 , Reply# 6   4/20/2019 at 07:07 by jmm63 (Denville, NJ)        

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I think to this very day, I mourn the loss of Hudson's department stores in Michigan and Marshall Fields in Chicago. People today will never know what it was like to shop in an actual department store that did and sold everything. And then when you were tired, you could go to the in store restaurant and have a bite to eat and relax while your packages were being gift wrapped and even being sent to shipping.

Post# 1030327 , Reply# 7   4/20/2019 at 08:02 by peteski50 (New York)        
Hudson Washing Machine!!

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From viewing other pictures of the interior it looks like a Wizard from about 1959 or so!

Post# 1030366 , Reply# 8   4/20/2019 at 19:09 by jamiel (Detroit, Michigan)        

Believe they all took a trip down the assembly line in Webster City. IA

Post# 1030378 , Reply# 9   4/20/2019 at 21:12 by norgeway (mocksville n c )        
I have a Hudson

Vacuum cleaner,, Same as a Royal/Saniway/Kingston swivel top Made in Bronson Michigan for Hudsons Dept store.

Post# 1030379 , Reply# 10   4/20/2019 at 21:13 by norgeway (mocksville n c )        
I hope you got it

I would have danced and shouted!!! What a rare item!

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