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Rhoda, basement laundry
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Post# 1095811   11/4/2020 at 16:25 (1,130 days old) by Yogitunes (New Jersey)        

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Name those machines......interesting coin pay system

GE Combo, Speed Queen, GE Dryer, Norge Dryer?

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Post# 1095829 , Reply# 1   11/4/2020 at 17:29 (1,130 days old) by gansky1 (Omaha, The Home of the TV Dinner!)        

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Washers: GE combo - Speed Queen - Hotpoint Silhouette (out of order - lol)


Dryers:  Maybe Frigidaire low-end? & GE on the right  


That was fun - let's do another!

Post# 1095841 , Reply# 2   11/4/2020 at 18:37 (1,130 days old) by Launderess (Quiet Please, There´s a Lady on Stage)        

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Cannot be sure but one may have seen that old coin payment system before.

Instead of controlling washer or dryer, coins control power to machines. Much like coin meters in UK or other parts of Europe where one had to pay to turn on gas or electric.

Post# 1095905 , Reply# 3   11/5/2020 at 04:09 (1,130 days old) by chestermikeuk (Rainhill *Home of the RailwayTrials* Merseyside,UK)        
Basement washing

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Fun to see other makes & brands and able to identify them having watched the shows.

Would laundrie areas still be like this now in apartment blocks ie different washers & dryers as and when required or fitted out with the same washers & dryers like mini launderette ?

Post# 1096165 , Reply# 4   11/7/2020 at 05:36 (1,128 days old) by Yogitunes (New Jersey)        

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Life is like a Washing Machine....

FF>>>>to 19:06

Westy slant front, SQ dryers this time....

NYC, the only place you could find a Washer with a Rape Cycle!

Post# 1096167 , Reply# 5   11/7/2020 at 06:04 (1,128 days old) by Launderess (Quiet Please, There´s a Lady on Stage)        

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@Basement washing

Most places today would have a "route" company so washers and dryers would come from same brand. Though there could be a mix depending upon what sort of equipment property owner believes best would suit needs.

Post# 1096170 , Reply# 6   11/7/2020 at 06:30 (1,128 days old) by combo52 (50 Year Repair Tech Beltsville,Md)        
Life Is Like A Washing Machine #4

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And the Kenmore Combo sitting to the left of the 1962-3 WH Slant Front Washer.


I lot of appliances that were used as stage props were placed there by people not as knowledgeable about appliances as the folks here on AW.


There is about no likely hood that a GE or KM combination would have ever been placed in an apartment building common laundry room.


John L.

Post# 1096181 , Reply# 7   11/7/2020 at 09:15 (1,127 days old) by bajaespuma (Connecticut)        
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I think they made the same mistake on Green Acres, looks like a Westinghouse (or Norge?)Combo and we know it was also a Maytag Combo, but who cares! It was an anarchic show and why shouldn't the Douglas' kitchen have riotously badly painted Pink Combos side by side. We would expect nothing less from the storehouses of Mr. Haney.


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Post# 1096208 , Reply# 8   11/7/2020 at 12:09 (1,127 days old) by Yogitunes (New Jersey)        

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just props....I always look for water and drain lines, plus vents, as in making this realistic...but we know better

Post# 1096238 , Reply# 9   11/7/2020 at 13:47 (1,127 days old) by combo52 (50 Year Repair Tech Beltsville,Md)        
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Thanks Martin, I never noticed the machine on the left is actually an Easy Combination W-D, I had noticed the pink MT combination yaers ago however.


John L.

Post# 1096574 , Reply# 10   11/9/2020 at 20:04 (1,125 days old) by petek (Ontari ari ari O )        

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Reading this the other day got me to watching a couple of the old Rhoda shows on Youtube.. One was I think entitled Rhoda Meets the Ex-Wife. where she goes to meet husband Joes ex.. (played by Joan Van Ark) It was hilarious, albeit because of Ida (Nancy Walker) .. I'l link it below.


Post# 1096654 , Reply# 11   11/10/2020 at 10:24 (1,124 days old) by Washerlover (The Big Island, Hawai’i)        

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Nancy Walker was the best part of the show!

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