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Easy Twin Tub WS-310, the BOL Easy
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Post# 1078053   6/20/2020 at 22:49 (1,015 days old) by Elginkid (Cincinnati, OH)        

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Just picked this guy up from northern Ohio. Iíve never seen a speckled Easy, nor an all grey one. It was manufactured by Hupp, and is VERY bare bones. Any guesses on dates? It seems later, but I donít know when they switched from Murray to Hupp. Iím missing a couple of the slider tabs if anyone has extras laying around. Youíll have to excuse the night pictures.

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Post# 1078073 , Reply# 1   6/21/2020 at 00:23 (1,015 days old) by combo52 (50 Year Repair Tech Beltsville,Md)        
Cool A Gray Easy

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It does look like a later model, probably later 60s maybe into the early 70s, Look at the motor for a date of manufacture.


John L.

Post# 1078100 , Reply# 2   6/21/2020 at 08:10 (1,014 days old) by Elginkid (Cincinnati, OH)        

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David (Volvoguy87) pointed out that the Cleveland 10, may indicate that it was pre 5 digit zip codes, and another Cleveland area friend indicated that Hupp made appliances from 1955-1964, and other sources indicated that Hupp ceased manufacturing them in 1963. So now Iím doubly puzzled. When did Easy manufacture actually cease?

Post# 1078127 , Reply# 3   6/21/2020 at 11:14 (1,014 days old) by Mickeyd (Hamburg NY)        

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That's a really cool looking BOL of BOL's. Never seen before. Speckled--WOW! Can you determine if the pump is in the front under the control panel, or is it under the agitator, the location of the last iteration made in the mid to late 60's. Gonna guess yours is earlier because of Cleveland's former zone rather than zip code.

Haven't finished my long-standing Easy project. The last time I saw a classic Easy for sale, NEW, in the old department store was 1965, but all the dating of the brand's handovers from one company to another has been a slippery endeavor. The last company producing Easies changed the transmission and the type and location of the pump dramatically, resulting in a less powerful washing machine.

Post# 1078132 , Reply# 4   6/21/2020 at 12:23 (1,014 days old) by launderall (Minneapolis, MN Orig home to Listerine & pop up Toastmaster)        
Like us, turn grey before they died........

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Want to thank you for saving & sharing photos of the grey BOL diaper spinner by Hupp/Easy. What a rare model from the last breath of a dying method of doing the weekly laundry at home. A long multi manufactured domestic appliance was breathing its last, as the industry was consolidating and the manufactures by the mid 1960's were closing plants and many name brands ceased to exist.

How many name badges do you remember? Coronado, Kenmore, Maytag, Norge, Philco, maybe Westinghouse. Are there others? John we need this story told in the great collection of the domestic electric servants of home laundry. Stripped to the bare bones before they died off in the sunset of time.

We could make our own Man Man episode of killing off the wringer washer for good!

Stay safe & clean

Post# 1078155 , Reply# 5   6/21/2020 at 18:17 (1,014 days old) by launderall (Minneapolis, MN Orig home to Listerine & pop up Toastmaster)        
Correction earlier post

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How many name badges of the BOL granite spatter enameled conventional machines are there? Would any one care to see a collection in the museum?

Create a "Mad Men" ad campaign ending the wringer washer at bargain prices for the new automatic washers


Post# 1078158 , Reply# 6   6/21/2020 at 18:51 (1,014 days old) by Launderess (Quiet Please, Thereīs a Lady on Stage)        

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Hupp bought East in 1963:

By most accounts Hupp Corporation shut down Easy Washing Machine production in 1963:

Zip codes....

By early 1943 to cope with ever increasing volume of mail USPS began using two digit "zone" codes between city and states to help sorting. This changed yet again in 1963 due to still more growth in mail to the five digit code most of us grew up using.

Looking at that plate shown above washer (or at least plate) was made before the 1963 changes went into affect.

Of course not everyone rushed to use new zip code post 1963, especially if they had stationary and other things printed with old that wanted using up. So just as how people didn't use zip/zone codes at all, mail still would get through. It might have taken a bit longer, but USPS would get job done usually.

Post# 1078355 , Reply# 7   6/23/2020 at 09:54 (1,012 days old) by Mickeyd (Hamburg NY)        

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There is doctrine available for Easies in the Ephemeria until 1964 for the Spindriers and Wringers and Combos. The automatics were still produced until 1968, then by Hotpoint in Chicago. A slippery endeavour--dating Easies--has become a Hornet's Nest. [NOTE: In Ephemera, select all Easies because the Easy Wringer and the Easy Spindrier listings have the '64 models mixed up.] Some day we will have enough data to nail the dating down. Newspaper and magazine ads will be definitive.

I have two late 40's Spindriers with the stick shifts which were made until at least 1950, then shortly thereafter the center control panel arrived with the slider switches; that design remained steady till the patents went to Mexico where the buttons became vertically arranged. Your machine is probably a '55.

I forgot that yours in not the total BOL; there is one model lower having only three switches, the wash drain being along the bottom, and no rinse button. In this model, the rinse drain is always open. If you desire to hold water in the spinner, you close a ball valve on the end of the hose. There were also faucet models having this arrangement.

Give me a few days and I will scare up some buttons for you.

Post# 1078375 , Reply# 8   6/23/2020 at 12:17 (1,012 days old) by Elginkid (Cincinnati, OH)        

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This is all awesome information. Iíd be super stoked to get the missing handles Mickeyd. The linkage was really stiff so I may have to get under there and lubricate it so that it moves freely.

Post# 1078416 , Reply# 9   6/23/2020 at 19:05 (1,012 days old) by arbilab (Ft Worth TX (Ridglea))        
The linkage was really stiff

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I wasn't there when it happened but I think that's why the buttons break.

Post# 1078437 , Reply# 10   6/23/2020 at 22:34 (1,012 days old) by gansky1 (Omaha, The Home of the TV Dinner!)        

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Very nice find.  The speckled tub is really pretty. 

BOL models of most brands have a humble beauty and dignity all their own. 

Post# 1078483 , Reply# 11   6/24/2020 at 09:49 (1,011 days old) by Mickeyd (Hamburg NY)        
Yikes! Just noticed something~

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You were absolutely right about rare and bare bones; something seemed so naked and incomplete about the control panel.
And yes it's missing the timer, but it's also missing the off/on buttons for the motor. You know, Wesley, I don't think I have ever seen an Easy Spindlier without off/on buttons; even the vintage low-end wringers have them low on the side near the motor. Something new under the sun. Have you gotten your old grey mare working yet?

Post# 1079229 , Reply# 12   6/29/2020 at 22:48 (1,006 days old) by Electroluxxxx (Syracuse NY)        

I actually pass the old easy building here in Syracuse daily on my way to the office. Iíll snap a shot this week and post it here.

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