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Post# 45117   9/14/2004 at 20:25 (7,159 days old) by gregm ()        

I cannot believe I found this, it works perfectly too, needs some cleaning still but I think its early 50's ?? I cannot find a model # on it anywhere .........


Post# 45119 , Reply# 1   9/14/2004 at 21:02 (7,159 days old) by lightedcontrols ()        

WOW! Beautiful AC. I bet the lights dim in the entire city when that baby kicks on! Great find Greg! Mark

Post# 45121 , Reply# 2   9/14/2004 at 21:22 (7,159 days old) by Brent-Aucoin ()        
That is an amazing find Greg!!!!

That is a beauty if I ever saw one! What a rare air-conditioner! I could not get over how fantastic it looked!
So you ran it? And it cooled? I would love to hear that compressor! I bet it is the best sound ever!
One thing though, and I am sure you know....Replace that cord!
Greg bet you were so excited when you found it! It is a beauty!
Thanks for the pictures!

Post# 45127 , Reply# 3   9/14/2004 at 22:21 (7,159 days old) by Unimatic1140 (Minneapolis)        

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That is a very cool find (pardon the pun) Greg! I bet like everything else from back then, its built like a tank.

Post# 45138 , Reply# 4   9/15/2004 at 03:16 (7,159 days old) by Gyrafoam (Wytheville, VA)        

Hi! I remeber those! I recall the blower was not all that powerful, but the cold air pours out so dense it was almost fluid! I remember on a hot and humid day you could actually see the frigid air pouring down to the floor when you first started to run the unit. Real nice find.

Post# 45141 , Reply# 5   9/15/2004 at 04:51 (7,159 days old) by drmitch ()        

Neat A/C Greg! I`ve never seen one with the wood look cabinet like yours. It`s a beauty!

Post# 45142 , Reply# 6   9/15/2004 at 06:41 (7,158 days old) by gregm ()        
thanks all

Thanks all for your comments. I am so excited to find something so rare. Yea it is super quiet too, one fan speed and not a strong one like "gyrafoam" said. You can barely hear the compressor it is so quiet, but those coils get cold quick. The vent and exhaust doors are HUGE too !! not like the little tiny flaps today. It is rated as a "1 ton" so about 12,000 btu's and of course it weighs I think around 150lbs. I can't believe they use to put big units like this in the window.

Post# 45147 , Reply# 7   9/15/2004 at 08:29 (7,158 days old) by lesto (Atlanta)        

Weighing so much it's no wonder the units from the early & mid 50's stuck just as far (if not more) inside the window as they did outside. Is this a 230 volt or a 110?

Post# 45148 , Reply# 8   9/15/2004 at 08:53 (7,158 days old) by jasonl (Cookeville, TN)        
GE Compressors

If it's the same comp that's in their old fridges, it's gonna last forever. We still have our 48 GE Spacemaker fridge. Coldest Cokes in town.

Those new plastic LG made ACs can't even hold a candle to the old ones. Even a 70s Frigidaire AC can cool faster and better than the old ones.

Post# 45152 , Reply# 9   9/15/2004 at 11:07 (7,158 days old) by gregm ()        

Its a 110, 20 amp ..... and thanks Jason, that is encouraging to hear about the compressor, it has alot of surface rust on the compressor case/shell/ whatever you call it. I was going to try and sand it down a little and repaint it black to basically just stop or slow the rust down. This AC has been sitting in a NON- climate controlled warehouse for almost 40+ years ............ I can't believe still that it worked just fine upon start up ........... just amazing to me ..........

Post# 45154 , Reply# 10   9/15/2004 at 13:01 (7,158 days old) by christfr (st louis mo)        
how cooool

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well looks like you found another cool one. you have great luck. only wish i had luck like that.

Post# 45190 , Reply# 11   9/16/2004 at 00:35 (7,158 days old) by gansky1 (Omaha, The Home of the TV Dinner!)        

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Wow - is that REAL WOOD on the inside case? Awesome find - better get on the budget payment plan with the power company! ;-)

Post# 45716 , Reply# 12   9/24/2004 at 21:14 (7,149 days old) by sambootoo (Moody, AL)        

Very nice find! This one looks older than my 1958 or 59 Coldspot that's still going strong. I know where there's a Philco Transitone AC from about 1959 but the owner hasn't decided whether to give it up yet.

Post# 46220 , Reply# 13   10/3/2004 at 04:04 (7,141 days old) by 60skelvinator ()        

Looks GREAT! I've been looking for a vintage ac myself to go in my vintage home, those white plastic cheap-o-s- just are NOT my style!
I agree Great find- You will definaltly enjoy that!!!
Brandon, (60skelvinator)

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