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Post# 1060326   2/12/2020 at 06:15 (1,136 days old) by Tomturbomatic (Beltsville, MD)        

First it mentions how the perforations in the Spiral Dasher allow water to pass through thus drawing fabrics into it. I remember how the water movement in the Bendix Economat with basically a perforated Maytag Gyrator was so much more vigorous than in a Maytag automatic, partly because of the wider flexible tub and possibly partly because of the perforated agitator.


The second thing I noticed was the address which reads:

APEX Electrical Manufacturing Division

White Sewing Machine Corporation


This was the beginning of  White Consolidated Industries.

Post# 1060330 , Reply# 1   2/12/2020 at 07:09 (1,136 days old) by Frigilux (The Minnesota Prairie)        

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What a wild agitator design. This similar example is from an Apex wringer washer (courtesy of AW member diswashercrazy). The terraced base gives it the appearance of being some sort of award trophy, LOL.

"This was the beginning of White Consolidated Industries."

A kick in the nuts if there ever was one, Tom.

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Post# 1060351 , Reply# 2   2/12/2020 at 11:35 (1,136 days old) by twintubdexter (Palm Springs)        

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I remember the Frigidaire factory rep mentioning that GM was thinking about selling the division to "a sewing machine company" long before it actually happened. None of the service guys believed it and why should they? Many of them had been repairing major appliances before going into the Service in WWII.

Post# 1060421 , Reply# 3   2/13/2020 at 00:46 (1,135 days old) by MattL (Flushing, MI)        

That agitator looks like it would cause a lot of wear on the mechanical parts of the machine.

Post# 1060591 , Reply# 4   2/15/2020 at 00:27 (1,133 days old) by tolivac (greenville nc)        

That agitator looks like the ones used in hydropulpers-machines used to convert recycle paper to pulp and wood pulpers.

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