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Early 1960s Maytag 126
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Post# 1030606   4/23/2019 at 06:09 by mistereric (USA)        

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I have a decent Maytag 126 that needs a new home. Last time it was hooked up in 2015 it was working. The machine is in my shed, so not stairs to get to it. Located in northern New Jersey, Morris county. Iím entertaining all offers; husband wants the space in the shed back.

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Post# 1030887 , Reply# 1   4/26/2019 at 12:10 by mistereric (USA)        

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Bump... going to try and get better pics of the machine. It would be free to an AW member if you pick it up.

Post# 1031459 , Reply# 2   5/1/2019 at 10:53 by Frigidaireguy (Wiston-Salem, NC)        

Do you still have the 126 washer ??? 

 

Bob


Post# 1032800 , Reply# 3   5/16/2019 at 13:04 by mistereric (USA)        

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Bob, I do! I sent you an email.

Post# 1032805 , Reply# 4   5/16/2019 at 13:22 by Frigidaireguy (Wiston-Salem, NC)        

I will respond when I get home from work today - Thanks !!!!

 

Bob


Post# 1032862 , Reply# 5   5/17/2019 at 06:48 by Frigidaireguy (Wiston-Salem, NC)        

I sent you an E-Mail message when I got home.  I am going to be in Raritan, NJ on 6/6 and could pick it up at that time.  Just send me a message.  Thanks !!!

 

Bob


Post# 1032878 , Reply# 6   5/17/2019 at 10:47 by Tomturbomatic (Beltsville, MD)        

I have that little machine, but it is timed fill with, originally, the black, narrow post wringer washer-style agitator. Does this machine have the lint-filter agitator?

 

Nice of you to be offering it up. May your soap bubbles always rise like Lawrence Welk's.


Post# 1032886 , Reply# 7   5/17/2019 at 11:50 by Frigidaireguy (Wiston-Salem, NC)        

Tom:

It does have the wringer type agitator - 

 

Bob


Post# 1032909 , Reply# 8   5/17/2019 at 19:32 by Tomturbomatic (Beltsville, MD)        

Thank you, Bob. Maytag had quite a line of Highlanders in the late 50s and into the early 60s. I think that this is the washer that our elementary school principal's wife acquired when they moved from the apartment into a house near the school. I went into their utility room off the carport and she had a matched pair of these Highlanders with the electric dryer. I remember the metal conduit coming down the brick wall for the dryer outlet. I don't guess the lint filter agitators were put into them until 1962 when Maytag came out with the Super Highlanders which were still terminally plain and ugly compared to other brands IMHO.

Post# 1032910 , Reply# 9   5/17/2019 at 20:00 by bajaespuma (Connecticut)        
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I would call them "homely".

 

The first Maytag I saw was in a neighbor's apartment in the building I was born into. Like all of our washing machines it was on casters and drained into the deep bowl of a wonderful two bay sink that was in every apartment in the complex. I remember that it had the black wringer agitator that seemed too short for the tub which was dark blue speckled porcelain (a combination that I'd still like to find).

 

Around that same period I discovered in my Aunt Dusty's palatial Lexington Mass. home her Maytag pair that were installed in their own little laundry room off the kitchen. Aunt Dusty was what my Mother called a "professional housefrau", incredible cook, immaculate house and as Mom used to say, "when you come to dinner at Dusty's house you think you showed up on the wrong night because there was absolutely no sign in the kitchen that any cooking was going on. Then, at dinner time, all of this perfectly prepared food would appear from nowhere. I remember her 'Tag had that heavy convex lid that contained all the organisms for water level and safety power cut-off. And yes, they were both remarkably "retro" for that time period.


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Post# 1032912 , Reply# 10   5/17/2019 at 20:38 by wayupnorth (On a lake between Bangor and Bar Harbor)        

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People that bought the Highlander model saw that these were real Maytags but at a lower cost. There were a couple Maytag Highlander Centers with rows of them and all had that same black agitator that my 50's round one has. Unfortunately something seized up in Nana's old one. I'll give it to anyone that wants to figure whats wrong with it and not junk it.




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