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Looking for 50s Westinghouse “laundromat” washer
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Post# 1106183   1/29/2021 at 14:09 (1,172 days old) by Retroman7 (Arizona )        

I am looking specifically for the early 50s Westinghouse “laundromat” washer. I live in Tucson Az. But willing do drive within reasonable distance or have it shipped from you to me if you will palletize it. Pic for reference. If you don’t have it but do find one online somewhere. Also let me know. Thanks .

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Post# 1106462 , Reply# 1   2/1/2021 at 17:28 (1,168 days old) by Adam-aussie-vac (Canberra ACT)        
I remember one time I nearly got a Westinghouse 50s dryer

I still regret not getting it at least two years after seeing it

Post# 1106554 , Reply# 2   2/2/2021 at 19:33 (1,167 days old) by bradfordwhite (central U.S.)        

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Good luck with that.

Post# 1106600 , Reply# 3   2/3/2021 at 12:21 (1,167 days old) by Retroman7 (Arizona )        
50s Westinghouse dryer

I need the washer because I actually found the dryer and it’s being shipped to me so I’m very excited. So. On the hunt for the matching washer to make it complete

Post# 1106614 , Reply# 4   2/3/2021 at 14:41 (1,167 days old) by bradfordwhite (central U.S.)        

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From what I've seen over the years, dryers tend to last 2-3times longer than the washer and thus are easier to find.
Finding either of these models would seem like near impossible, but heay you've found the dryer. good for you.

I'm sure if you're diligent enough, you'll find the washer. Will it be working? Will someone want an arm and a leg for it?
But I hope you find it.

It's getting hard to find belt drive WP and KM washers from the 60s - 80s and those could once be spotted everywhere. When one sees one in the wild its like a ray of hope but statistically they will continue to dwindle.

Post# 1106710 , Reply# 5   2/4/2021 at 09:04 (1,166 days old) by Northwesty (Renton, WA)        

us know about the progress with the dryer. Good luck!

Post# 1106943 , Reply# 6   2/5/2021 at 18:29 (1,164 days old) by Retroman7 (Arizona )        

I will post about it for sure. I am excited. Can’t wait to find the washer

Post# 1106948 , Reply# 7   2/5/2021 at 19:22 (1,164 days old) by bradfordwhite (central U.S.)        

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It's funny. When I started collecting in the early 80s, if I had come across these Westys that are "THIS old", I would have thought it was junk and sent it to the scrap yard without any further consideration.

I once had to pick up a gas 1950s Kenmore frog-eye dryer (I think it's referred to) as it was part of an appliance package.

It was discolored, the temp gauge was apparently shot, all sooted up, it had a 2 wire cord, and as I mentioned- it was gas.
I looked at that thing and was like "JUNK, OLD junk. GET rid of it!" and off to the scrap bin it went. Couldn't go fast enough back in 1983.

I..... wouldn't do that today. lol

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Post# 1108205 , Reply# 8   2/16/2021 at 09:17 (1,154 days old) by Retroman7 (Arizona )        
Dryer came!

So my 1953-54 Westinghouse dryer came and I’m excited to get going on it. Here’s a pic. Still in search for washer. Any leads would be appreciated.

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Post# 1108290 , Reply# 9   2/16/2021 at 22:54 (1,153 days old) by Northwesty (Renton, WA)        

Should post the progress in the Imperial forum. I look forward to hearing about it.

Post# 1108532 , Reply# 10   2/18/2021 at 11:02 (1,152 days old) by turquoisedude (.)        
Heads up - Westinghouse Laundromat in New Bedford, MA

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Spotted in a Facebook vintage appliance group!  

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Post# 1108693 , Reply# 11   2/19/2021 at 08:05 (1,151 days old) by kenmore58 (Rhode Island)        

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New Bedford is not that far away from me. I'm fighting the urge to go and rescue that machine.

If not me, I'm hoping somebody rescues it.


Post# 1109164 , Reply# 12   2/22/2021 at 12:26 (1,148 days old) by bendixmark (Winchester Mass)        

Says its sold.Getting one of these is one thing,getting a boot for it is another.The boot is usually disintegrated.

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