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1950's Westinghouse on Rust Brother's Resto show
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Post# 1087441   8/31/2020 at 21:29 (938 days old) by spacepig (Floridas Emerald Coast)        

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During the episode we watched last night, they went to a junkyard for car parts, and the first thing my eye caught in the yard was this old Westinghouse. I don't know these well enough to tell whether it's a washer or a dryer. All I know is, if I was closer (they are in BC), I would definitely be asking about it.

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Post# 1087444 , Reply# 1   8/31/2020 at 21:37 (938 days old) by turquoisedude (.)        

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Looks like the 56 Ben just saved!


Post# 1087475 , Reply# 2   9/1/2020 at 05:58 (938 days old) by Tomturbomatic (Beltsville, MD)        

I'll bet it was a stage prop. Westinghouse pain was so thin that it would have rusted away if left outside for any length of time.

Post# 1087493 , Reply# 3   9/1/2020 at 09:25 (938 days old) by swestoyz (Cedar Falls, IA)        

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That's an oddball - similar but not like the 1956 L-9 I just picked up.

The door looks like an LB-6 / L-8 / L-104, but the bottom of the slant panel has the ribs like the earlier L-4 / L-5. The knobs too look very similar to L-8 knobs which leaves off the LB-6 or L-104.

Maybe it was a hodge-podge of parts put together or a Canadian specific model (Paul's LB-6 equivalent had the ribs but the US model did not)?

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Post# 1087496 , Reply# 4   9/1/2020 at 09:50 (938 days old) by turquoisedude (.)        

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Yes, that's right Ben!  And for some reason the 54 and 55 Canadian models did not have the square inset for the control dials.  

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