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Post# 1090406   9/23/2020 at 17:45 (915 days old) by classiccaprice (Hampton, Virginia)        

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Anyone have any info on the Westinghouse Drycleaner? I found this service manual on Ebay and it looks interesting.

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Post# 1090410 , Reply# 1   9/23/2020 at 18:37 (915 days old) by pro104 (brooksville florida)        

There was a newer one that it a Laundromat that I took over. I am a dry cleaner but I never used one of Westinghouse machines.

Post# 1090422 , Reply# 2   9/23/2020 at 20:01 (915 days old) by washdaddy (Baltimore)        

My parents moved in the late 70's and a laundromat in the area had two of that machine. They were in a back corner of the place and they looked like they hadn't been used in some time. I never saw them being used. The other part of the building's main floor was operated by a dry cleaner that was full service. Because of this I doubt the machines in the laundromat ever were used since you could drop off your cleaning and pick it up later.

Post# 1090429 , Reply# 3   9/23/2020 at 20:44 (915 days old) by jeb (Mansfield Ohiio)        

The Westinghouse laundromat in my area when I was a kid, had a bank of these (maybe 6 or8 ). I saw them being used sometimes (mid 60's). They were later replaced with a row of dryers.

Post# 1090430 , Reply# 4   9/23/2020 at 20:46 (915 days old) by Tomturbomatic (Beltsville, MD)        

I saw them in an all Westinghouse (except for one Milnor) coin laundry. I even looked in one while it was operating. Just clothes going round and round.

Post# 1090431 , Reply# 5   9/23/2020 at 20:49 (915 days old) by gansky1 (Omaha, The Home of the TV Dinner!)        

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At the (Noisy) Norge Village, they had two coin-op dry cleaning machines. Not Westy, of course, but they were cool to watch.

Post# 1090445 , Reply# 6   9/23/2020 at 22:02 (915 days old) by combo52 (50 Year Repair Tech Beltsville,Md)        
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These were based on the WH combination machines, SQ, Norge, Whirlpool also had self-service dry-cleaning machines passed on their combinations.


John L.

Post# 1090459 , Reply# 7   9/24/2020 at 04:22 (915 days old) by Adam-aussie-vac (Canberra ACT)        
My suggestion is

By the manual and then put it up on here, I am very interested in to Seeing what that manual would hold plus cause probably even does the design of it is superseded by least 30 years of technology upgrades

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Post# 1090528 , Reply# 8   9/24/2020 at 14:42 (915 days old) by Jetcone (Schenectady-Home of Calrods,Monitor Tops,Toroid Transformers)        
Love that video

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We had a Norge Village and they had at least 11 machines up and running, all turquoise. But like Tom says I stuck my head in and all I saw was dark clothes tumbling in dry water.

Post# 1090559 , Reply# 9   9/24/2020 at 17:01 (915 days old) by bendixmark (Winchester Mass)        
Westinghouse Drycleaner

When I was very young my mother used to bring me to this drycleaning and tailoring store that had those very machines.They put on a great show.It is one of my favorite childhood memories. They had four of them,two and two.I remember the mans name he was very nice,Mr Macadino. This was in Winchester Mass where I still live.

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