Thread Number: 85204  /  Tag: Vintage Automatic Washers
P.O.D. 11.16.20 - 1955 Hotpoint Washer
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Post# 1097231   11/16/2020 at 09:32 (1,195 days old) by pulltostart (Mobile, AL)        

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Did this washer (and matching dryer) have a fluorescent lamp within the canopy/hood?

 

lawrence





Post# 1097240 , Reply# 1   11/16/2020 at 10:05 (1,195 days old) by DADoES (TX, U.S. of A.)        

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Seems to be buttons inside the right-side console endcap that could be for a light?


Post# 1097266 , Reply# 2   11/16/2020 at 12:48 (1,195 days old) by peteski50 (New York)        
Hotpoint!

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We had the Bol Hotpoint LH7 from the same year with removeable lid!


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Post# 1097272 , Reply# 3   11/16/2020 at 13:04 (1,195 days old) by swestoyz (Cedar Falls, IA)        
1955 10LK2 Hotpoint

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Yes! This '55 Hotpoint did have the fluorescent light within the hood.

What is really odd is the previous year 1954 10LK1 with a window lid!

The attached photos are poor scans/transfers from microfiche. Once COVID lifts in the next year or so I'll be able to scan the full Hotpoint automatic washer parts catalog with an archival microfilm/microfiche scanner.

Ben


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Post# 1097279 , Reply# 4   11/16/2020 at 13:45 (1,195 days old) by Tomturbomatic (Beltsville, MD)        

According to the dealer literature, the light canopy was a separate option and was the difference between the  TOL model and the next one down.


Post# 1097282 , Reply# 5   11/16/2020 at 14:16 (1,195 days old) by Unimatic1140 (Minneapolis)        

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Oh yes it is very odd and super rare but it seems in '54 Hotpoint did have a window lid on some models!

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