Thread Number: 83633  /  Tag: Vintage Automatic Washers
POD 7/3/20: 1956 Frigidaire Washer
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Post# 1079657   7/3/2020 at 08:10 (1,473 days old) by Frigilux (The Minnesota Prairie)        

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Calling Frigidaire Experts: Is this POD actually a 1956? If not, let me know and I'll try to change the subject line before time is called on editing.

I'd say this is where the design gurus at GM took a big step forward in the styling of washer consoles. Nearly every model year from this point forward brought sometimes stunning changes in consoles. Things settled down a bit from 1968-70. Consoles on the 1-18s were also fairly consistent.

The golden age of design and style for appliances.

Post# 1079659 , Reply# 1   7/3/2020 at 08:24 (1,473 days old) by Unimatic1140 (Minneapolis)        

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Yes the washer showing is the 1956 Imperial Unimatic model. Love those Frigidaire illustrations, they are a work of fine art!

Post# 1079663 , Reply# 2   7/3/2020 at 09:47 (1,473 days old) by sfh074 ( )        
yep ....

Here is a great example of a '56 that Bob has. I made the agitator rubber for it. These washers are a lot of fun to watch in action.

Post# 1079679 , Reply# 3   7/3/2020 at 11:42 (1,473 days old) by Frigilux (The Minnesota Prairie)        

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Bud, the monochromatic pulsator rings and cap you made for Bob's '56 look absolutely gorgeous with the gray tub. Hope this photo tempts more of the AW family to check out your link in Reply #2.

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