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Post# 1032043   5/7/2019 at 17:14 by Maytag85 (Sean A806)        

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Philco must have made interesting machines at this time, and I imagine this was before the Automagic washers from Philco in the late 50ís and into the early to mid 60ís

Post# 1032045 , Reply# 1   5/7/2019 at 17:39 by LowEfficiency (Iowa)        

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What's the story on the Philco "Ball Point Balance"?

Is it just a big rubber isolation coupling donut thing? (Sort of the same bonded construction as automotive engine and transmission mounts?)

What about that gives it the proclaimed benefits...
automatically adjusts speed to suit the load, slow acceleration, etc?

Post# 1032047 , Reply# 2   5/7/2019 at 17:46 by Maytag85 (Sean A806)        

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I think itís main purpose was to eliminate vibrations, but i donít know for sure though. More than likely had to deal with eliminating vibrations, and making the machine as quiet as possible

Post# 1032080 , Reply# 3   5/8/2019 at 00:47 by bradross (New Westminster, BC., Canada)        
Aluminum agitator..

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I'd love to see a photo - or even artist's rendition, of the agitator mentioned in the ad.

Post# 1032103 , Reply# 4   5/8/2019 at 09:42 by golittlesport (California)        
Philco aluminum agitator

I believe the agitator in these early Philco top loaders was the same angel wing design you would find in Philco and Dexter wringer washers, including the famous twin tubs.

Post# 1032105 , Reply# 5   5/8/2019 at 10:26 by Unimatic1140 (Minneapolis)        

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Yes this is what the agitator and tub for this machine looks like...

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