Thread Number: 82047  /  Tag: Classified Ad Finds
1958-59 Waste King dishwasher and pink appliances (Fortville, IN)
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Post# 1060680   2/15/2020 at 19:03 by spacepig (Floridas Emerald Coast)        

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Saw an ad for a pink kitchen and thought I saw a tiny piece of a dishwasher so asked the seller. There is indeed a dishwasher, but there is no water in the house to test it, but it does power on. House to be demolished at the end of the month so it needs to go soon.

I've attached the link to the ad that shows the other appliances available and the seller's contact info. You'll need to make an offer if you're interested in just the dishwasher, but he is willing to ship!


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Post# 1060694 , Reply# 1   2/15/2020 at 23:18 by appnut (TX)        

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That was our first Waste King--Pre-Wash, Pots/Pans, and Full Cycle buttons.  Full Cycle had 165 degree final rinse.  

Post# 1060696 , Reply# 2   2/16/2020 at 00:50 by Tomturbomatic (Beltsville, MD)        

Thank you for thinking to get a picture of the dishwasher for the club.

Post# 1060722 , Reply# 3   2/16/2020 at 14:00 by chachp (North Little Rock, AR)        
Nice kitchen

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I would have loved to have seen that kitchen when it was new.  I bet the rest of the house was pretty nice too.   Years ago I had a friend who had this dishwasher.  I always thought the plate placement on the bottom was odd given it has a washarm.  Seems better suited to an impeller machine.

Post# 1060726 , Reply# 4   2/16/2020 at 14:42 by appnut (TX)        

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Ralph, all 4 section, the dishware faced to the center.  If you had more dinner plates than dish loops for the two main center rows, you could evenly distribute them around all 4 rows of loopps, starting with those farthest from the center, provided the dinner plates still cleared the upper rack.  But that was predominantly why dinner plates were placed in those two loop rows because of the curved height of the upper rack.  I always thought the arrangement made a lot of sense and ended up having more capacity than KA 10-12 series bottom racks Plus there was space in the two back corner, facing to the center from those two corners conducive for cereal bowls.   Rest was filled in with salad plates, saucers and such.  Upper rack outer sections against the outer edge could hold more saucers, fruit bowls and such.  

Post# 1060731 , Reply# 5   2/16/2020 at 15:57 by turquoisedude (Ogden & St-Liboire (where??), QC, Canada)        

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I think I need that dishwasher....

Post# 1060747 , Reply# 6   2/16/2020 at 18:13 by chachp (North Little Rock, AR)        
Thanks Bob

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I bet that would be fun to play with.

Post# 1060756 , Reply# 7   2/16/2020 at 19:41 by Tomturbomatic (Beltsville, MD)        

Friends of our had an early Waste King in an apartment and I remember that it was over that center portion of the lower rack (which probably was supposed to remain open) was where she hung the upper bowl of her glass CORY vacuum coffee maker, anchoring it over one of the loops on the side. I don't think it mattered if it blocked water to any portion of the top rack because she rinsed the dishes under scalding water before loading them. It was her first dishwasher. The holes in the lower wash arm were angled in three directions. There were three broken rows of holes. Looking down on it in a 6 to 12 o'clock position, the row on the right pointed back toward 12 o'clock. The middle row pointed straight up and the row on the left pointed toward 6 o'clock at the front. The holes at the ends were larger and pointed in the direction needed to turn the arm. In theory, this was to wash both sides of things better.

Post# 1060757 , Reply# 8   2/16/2020 at 19:42 by norgeway (mocksville n c )        
I want the cooktop and oven and hood

But not that bad Maybe 150

Post# 1060768 , Reply# 9   2/16/2020 at 20:47 by Tomturbomatic (Beltsville, MD)        

I have never seen Suburban builtins in porcelain, only stainless and fake copper.

Post# 1060770 , Reply# 10   2/16/2020 at 21:03 by spacepig (Floridas Emerald Coast)        
Appliance prices

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I believe the $500 price includes all the cabinets as well as the appliances.

Post# 1060806 , Reply# 11   2/17/2020 at 11:14 by Sudsomatic (Indiana)        
What is that exactly...

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A very cool time capsule kitchen. I too like the dishwasher, and even if it's not as rare or interesting the stove caught my eye as well.


But something I'm really curious about is the inset under the cabinets. It has the funky flower pattern with a Nutone badge.


Does anyone have any info on it?


I know Nutone made/makes range hoods (among many other things) but this is installed over a bar/countertop and not a range, stove, or cooktop. Is it a light maybe? You can tell the fluorescent bar is illuminating the countertop but this hood casts a shadow so it could still be a light for the counter/bar.


I like the charm of it, The tulip chairs you can barely see in the darkness are interesting as well.. I wonder how long this house has sat unused, or how long the former owner kept it this way before passing away/moving out.

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Post# 1060807 , Reply# 12   2/17/2020 at 11:23 by pulltostart (Mobile, AL)        

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That's just a range hood, to which someone has applied some nasty contact paper.  In your second pic there is a decorative element "supporting" the upper cabinets, to the right of the hood.  In this pic of the cooktop, that element is visible to the right of the cooktop.  Not all of the pictures in this ad were taken at the same time, as in one the cooktop and counter are covered with "stuff" and in the picture of the cooktop itself all of the counter has been cleared.



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Post# 1060810 , Reply# 13   2/17/2020 at 11:51 by Sudsomatic (Indiana)        
Ahhhhh I see that now

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Thanks Lawrence,


  I guess I missed the context of that picture. I saw the stovetop prior but didn't connect it to the hood, because of the angles. I see it now.


haha, ugly contact paper.... it is 'mod' ugly but I don't know, I like kitschy stuff like that, reminds me of being a kid I guess.



Post# 1060888 , Reply# 14   2/18/2020 at 15:56 by turquoisedude (Ogden & St-Liboire (where??), QC, Canada)        
And we have a deal...

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I couldn't resist...  If I know my dishwasher history, Waste-King tied with Hotpoint in 1958 for the introduction of a multi-cycle pushbutton selection, so I had to get this right?  The seller seemed happy to know it was going to be saved.  A big shout-out to Jeannine for posting this and getting all the information she could about this one! 


I'm now scrambling to find shippers who can take it to a fellow collector's place in Ohio where it will be stored until I can get my sorry behind out there again.  I already have something very, very special waiting for me on the NY/PA border...  It's gonna be a busy spring! 

Post# 1060891 , Reply# 15   2/18/2020 at 16:28 by pulltostart (Mobile, AL)        

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Congratulations, Paul!  Can't think of a better new owner!  We will expect updates, of course.



Post# 1060900 , Reply# 16   2/18/2020 at 18:40 by appnut (TX)        

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Congratulations Paul.  I'm thrilled.  A piece of my age 6-near 14 years of age childhood dishwasher.  

Post# 1060901 , Reply# 17   2/18/2020 at 18:45 by turquoisedude (Ogden & St-Liboire (where??), QC, Canada)        

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I promise lots of pictures and full performance reviews when I can finally get it to Ogden, Bob!

Post# 1060911 , Reply# 18   2/18/2020 at 20:43 by appnut (TX)        

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Aww thanks Paul!!!  

Post# 1060975 , Reply# 19   2/19/2020 at 14:14 by PhilR (Quebec Canada)        

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I'm thrilled you got this Paul!

Post# 1060988 , Reply# 20   2/19/2020 at 16:34 by swestoyz (Cedar Falls, IA)        

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Oh wow, congrats Paul!

Post# 1061005 , Reply# 21   2/19/2020 at 19:04 by turquoisedude (Ogden & St-Liboire (where??), QC, Canada)        
Slight hiccup...

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I found several transporters via UShip and booked one.  They cancelled on me 15 minutes after I'd booked.  I'm not too familar with UShip but all my other quotes that I received were set as "declined"; I think I reactivated my request but I'm not sure... 


Not panicking yet, but if anyone is in the Indianopolis area and knows of a shipper, please let me know. 



Post# 1061032 , Reply# 22   2/19/2020 at 21:58 by bigalsf (Salt Lake City)        

Congratulations Paul!  Like Bob, I also grew up with this dishwasher.  It was installed approximately 1962 and lasted until 1975, when it was replaced with a KDI-17.   My mom really liked it and the only reason she replaced it was due to the sump rusting out (the plastisol had worn away exposing the metal).   The pump is aluminum and is very powerful; the water will move well!  When the drain valve activates there is a definite snap/thump and the water stops recirculating and starts draining.  


This machine looks in almost pristine condition inside; I hope it is.  If you do put it into service I believe you'll really like it.   A quick, but very thorough cycle;  the final heat boost is a big plus.  


The weak points in this machine are the detergent dispenser and the sump.  One cool thing, the trademark on the left side of the console lights up when the machine is on!  Be sure to download the operating guide in the Ephemera library.  


So happy you saved this.  I'm confident the shipping will work out! 

Post# 1061194 , Reply# 23   2/21/2020 at 10:51 by mickeyd (Hamburg NY)        
Spacepig strikes again!

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How wonderful ! A dish machine that lights up and has a big select-O-dial, what's not to like. "Warning, Paul Turquoisedude" --I just watched "Lost in Space"-- both Jeannine and Sarah love turquoise appliances and have been signaling such, so beware next Halloween for a prank. You had better train the pooch to guard the turquoise.
On another note, I have a splendid shipper in downstate NY whom I could contact if you're interested; let me know. So nice to see so rare a machine collected by a master.

Post# 1061195 , Reply# 24   2/21/2020 at 10:56 by turquoisedude (Ogden & St-Liboire (where??), QC, Canada)        
Shipping has been confirmed!

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Good to know about another shipper, though, Michael - thank you for letting me know. 


So, the dishwasher will be leaving on the 26th and will be residing in Ohio temporarily.  I am going to have a fun summer on the road.  Maybe I'd better keep my beat-up Focus wagon a little while longer... LOL 

Post# 1061205 , Reply# 25   2/21/2020 at 12:23 by mickeyd (Hamburg NY)        
How grand!

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If that's Dishwashercrazymike in Ohio, give him my best; spent the day with him tooling around the museum the day before the DC event.

And if you're traveling via the 90, stop in for a bite and a view of a machine so rare, I'm too excited even to talk about it, lest it vanish.

Post# 1061206 , Reply# 26   2/21/2020 at 13:00 by toploader55 (Massachusetts Sand Bar, Cape Cod)        

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".Maybe I'd better keep my beat-up Focus wagon a little while longer... LOL "

I am so surprised by now you don't have a Climate Controlled Hydraulic Lift Gate, 4 wheel Drive Box truck with a Mobile Shop and Climate Controlled Interior for Rescuing Appliances in the Northern Hemisphere.

I think You and Phil should partner up on one. ; )

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