Thread Number: 84610  /  Tag: Vintage Automatic Washers
The First Blackstone 350 Sold By Our Store: June 12, 1956
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Post# 1090292   9/22/2020 at 15:33 (1,367 days old) by Blackstone (Springfield, Massachusetts)        

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The first stainless steel top. Serial number 570. Prior to this date, sales were of 250s, which still continued to be sold. For the 350, $211.94 wholesale price; $369.95 retail price. For some reason, my father took a trade-in of an Easy washer, reducing the price to $258.50, with $100 down payment.

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Post# 1090293 , Reply# 1   9/22/2020 at 15:56 (1,367 days old) by Lorainfurniture (Cleveland )        

That’s $3500 in today’s money adjusted for inflation

Post# 1090297 , Reply# 2   9/22/2020 at 16:57 (1,367 days old) by Maytag85 (Sean A806)        

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$3500 is a lot but I would rather have a actual washer compared to what’s on the market today.

Post# 1090313 , Reply# 3   9/22/2020 at 19:00 (1,366 days old) by turquoisedude (.)        

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Do you have the bill for the Charcoal BA250 set??  LOL

Post# 1090369 , Reply# 4   9/23/2020 at 12:31 (1,366 days old) by Frigilux (The Minnesota Prairie)        

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Wonder if the Easy trade-in was an automatic or a semi-automatic spinner?

I have no explanation for it, but I really enjoy seeing old artifacts like this—handwritten receipts, recipes, notes penned to kids or spouses that wound up as a bookmark....

Thanks for sharing them.

This post was last edited 09/23/2020 at 16:36
Post# 1090713 , Reply# 5   9/25/2020 at 19:28 (1,363 days old) by Jetcone (Schenectady-Home of Calrods,Monitor Tops,Toroid Transformers)        

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And the Tarbell - Watters was the wholesaler, worked between your Dad and the Factory?


Post# 1090716 , Reply# 6   9/25/2020 at 19:39 (1,363 days old) by DADoES (TX, U.S. of A.)        

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Our 1976 WP Supreme 80 was $369 (no stainless steel involved).

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