Thread Number: 79312  /  Tag: Ranges, Stoves, Ovens
Vintage Hitachi Microwave
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Post# 1032394   5/11/2019 at 16:36 (386 days old) by Ricky5050 (Durham Britain)        

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Hello Iíve just got a vintage Hitachi microwave itís not as vintage as the Amana radarange you guys have had but the UK was late to the party as ever with microwave ovens. We as a family didnít get our first one until 1986 a toshiba deltawave. This looks earlier and perhaps commercial. It looks a bit more sympathetic to my 60s themed kitchen itís very quiet and works well. Do you have any ideas of its age or even better a user manual ?

Many thanks Richard

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Post# 1032407 , Reply# 1   5/11/2019 at 20:01 (386 days old) by cfz2882 (Belle Fourche,SD)        

I'd guess ~1978-82,but these jap units can be hard to date if no appears on spec label-often,if parts are date coded,could be "showa"years instead of the "western"calendar years :)"showa '53= 1978

Post# 1032434 , Reply# 2   5/12/2019 at 03:23 (386 days old) by Ricky5050 (Durham Britain)        
Thank you

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Thanks 😘

Post# 1032438 , Reply# 3   5/12/2019 at 07:15 (386 days old) by petek (Ontari ari ari O )        

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It looks familiar, like I've seen it before, and not a commercial unit. Hitachi's had that look to them. I'm guessing it doesn't have a turntable.

Post# 1032504 , Reply# 4   5/13/2019 at 03:54 (385 days old) by Ricky5050 (Durham Britain)        

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Hello Petek it does have a turntable itís probably domestic as you say just looks commercial

Thanks Richard

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Post# 1032565 , Reply# 5   5/13/2019 at 13:35 (384 days old) by Ricky5050 (Durham Britain)        
Appears to be early 80s

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A friend has a collection of catalogs that shows this model for sale. So itís from about 1981-82. The price means it would be £950 in todayís money whereas a similar model today would be £70 !! Thats $1231 howís that compare with modern U.S models today ?


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