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Post# 1113242   3/30/2021 at 16:58 (725 days old) by Ultramatic (New York City)        

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Well here I go. In search for either a Maytag A50, a Hoover TwinTub or dare I dream, a Speed Queen TwinTub.  White would be ideal, but any color would be OK but coppertone. Within reasonable driving  distance from New York City. Thanks in advance.

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Post# 1113531 , Reply# 1   4/2/2021 at 08:10 (722 days old) by thedrycleaner (walton)        
if you do get a hoover

hello ultramatic, if you do find either a hoover510(white) or a 512(copper) I still have a few parts left over from when I was into them. they are around, just be patient. the hoover are very simple and quite a lot of fun. I sold my last two a few years ago. good luck, email me if you want any of the parts. thanks Bill

Post# 1113544 , Reply# 2   4/2/2021 at 11:52 (722 days old) by Ultramatic (New York City)        

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Hi Bill! I will keep in mind your offer for parts. Thank you!

Post# 1113571 , Reply# 3   4/2/2021 at 16:55 (722 days old) by jocks54 (Danbury Connecticut)        
I see I have competition!

Looking for a Hoover TT also. SQ is an Awesome dream. Imagine! There was a Hoover upstate NY not to long ago. Someone snagged it before I could even arrange shipping!

Post# 1113634 , Reply# 4   4/3/2021 at 18:18 (721 days old) by robbiehaleymom (Tennessee)        
Hoover Twin Tub and Dryer in Grove Port Ohio

You may want to look at this...Facebook Marketplace.
I am not selling this, nor do I live near there...just putting it out there in case you didn't see it. liz
VINTAGE Hoover Washing Machine & Dryer Set Green
Garden & Outdoor
Listed a week ago in Groveport, OH

CLICK HERE TO GO TO robbiehaleymom's LINK

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Post# 1113665 , Reply# 5   4/4/2021 at 05:34 (720 days old) by Ultramatic (New York City)        

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Now that's a handsome set. Unfortunately too far from me. Thanks for posting though.

Post# 1113675 , Reply# 6   4/4/2021 at 09:09 (720 days old) by JustJunque (Western MA)        

I think I saw that same Hoover that you're referring to.
I'm not in the market for one, but I like looking at what's for sale out there.
It seemed to be in really nice condition, if it's the one I'm thinking of. Sorry you didn't get it.


Post# 1113741 , Reply# 7   4/4/2021 at 21:25 (720 days old) by mistereric (New Jersey (Taylor Ham))        
I have a Hoover that needs a new home...

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Of course, coppertone. But, this machine is available. I just don't have the room for it and it never gets used.

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Post# 1113830 , Reply# 8   4/5/2021 at 20:31 (719 days old) by Ultramatic (New York City)        

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Thanks for the headsup Eric.  If it were in any other color, it would be in the running.

Post# 1113831 , Reply# 9   4/5/2021 at 20:41 (719 days old) by Ultramatic (New York City)        

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If you have a machine or aware of one, please PM me. Thank you.

Post# 1113832 , Reply# 10   4/5/2021 at 20:57 (719 days old) by combo52 (50 Year Repair Tech Beltsville,Md)        
What Is Wrong With Copper-Tone

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Hi Louis, CT is about the best color for appliances from the late 60s on.


The old RCA radio I gave you was Copper-Tone [ sort of ] you could just keep the Hoover in the LR near the radio.


John L.

Post# 1113871 , Reply# 11   4/6/2021 at 07:37 (718 days old) by Ultramatic (New York City)        

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Hi John. It's all about keeping marital bliss.

Post# 1113891 , Reply# 12   4/6/2021 at 09:35 (718 days old) by ea56 (Cotati, Calif.)        

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Louie If you can get a Maytag A50 you won’t be disappointed.  The one I had was a great little washing machine.  The dual reversing impellers really did a super job in washing and rinsing.


Post# 1113990 , Reply# 13   4/7/2021 at 13:18 (717 days old) by Ultramatic (New York City)        

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Yeah Eddie the Maytag would be my first choice. Plus I'd like to keep it all Maytag in my home.

Post# 1113991 , Reply# 14   4/7/2021 at 13:32 (717 days old) by ea56 (Cotati, Calif.)        

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Louie my A50 was just like the one in your original post.  It really was a gem.  


For a while when I had it my brother lived with me and he loved using it.  I only had a full size bed on those days and I could wash a full sized blanket in it with no problem.  


Its the dual reversing impellers that make the difference.  And the loads were never tangled either.  Also, the spinner must have been at least 1000 rpm and sure got the water out of the laundry.  I had a Whirlpool compact dryer in the kitchen and vented it out the window when in use.  Most loads dried in about 40-45 mins.


I hope you’ll be successful in finding an A50.  They are a fun and efficient  machine.



Post# 1114021 , Reply# 15   4/8/2021 at 00:47 (717 days old) by Ultramatic (New York City)        

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Thanks Eddie. While the full size washer will continue to be the main workhorse, the twintub will be really just for play. I wonder if it could be permanently hooked up?

Post# 1114032 , Reply# 16   4/8/2021 at 09:52 (716 days old) by ea56 (Cotati, Calif.)        

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You’re so welcome Louie!  But to answer you question, I don’t believe there would be any way to permanently hookup an A50.


 There are no water inlet valves.  The machine came with a detachable rubber fill hose that the user pushes onto the most convenient faucet where the machine will be used.  I suppose if you had a dedicated area with a sink that has a threaded faucet you could attach a regular washer fill hose and leave it in the sink.  But that wouldn’t be a real “hookup”.


Anyway, the A50 is a very fun machine to use.  I used to be able to do my full weeks laundry in an hour or less, much like using a wringer, only the high speed spinner really gets the water out to where the laundry dries very quickly if you’re using a regular dryer.


I attached a link with the A50 owners manual so you can get a good idea just how it works and how to correctly use an A50.


Good luck in your quest!




Post# 1114042 , Reply# 17   4/8/2021 at 13:21 (716 days old) by Ultramatic (New York City)        

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I kinda' thought these portable couldn't be hooked up permanently. I can rig a spout for them. Thanks for the link to the owners manual Eddie!

Post# 1114084 , Reply# 18   4/8/2021 at 20:27 (716 days old) by Yogitunes (New Jersey)        

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noise level.....something to consider

the Hoover's spinner is really LOUD!.....

I would opt for the Maytag....its spinner has an RPM of 2000.....and its very quiet

Post# 1114085 , Reply# 19   4/8/2021 at 21:24 (716 days old) by combo52 (50 Year Repair Tech Beltsville,Md)        
Best Compact Vintage Portable Washers

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Hoover was probably the most popular of the TTs, The MT is quieter while spinning than a Hoover and the MT is the most compact.


If you have a little more room the SQ TT is the largest and is not as hard on clothing as the MT when washing and is by far the most serious TT.


For a great 2nd Washer I would get a portable 1973-1986 Whirlpool automatic, I have used Wringer Washers and TTs and they get old very fast when you have to manually control every step of the process.


John L.

Post# 1114086 , Reply# 20   4/8/2021 at 21:26 (716 days old) by ea56 (Cotati, Calif.)        
Very Quiet!

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You are so correct Martin about the A50.  I knew the spinner was hella fast, but didn’t realize it was 2000 rpm.  It was perfect when I lived in an upstairs apartment.  



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Post# 1114189 , Reply# 21   4/10/2021 at 12:08 (714 days old) by Laundryboy (Orlando Florida & Moravia NY. )        

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I would gladly gift you this one. I have. I never use it and it’s stored in my garage. In Orlando Florida
I would love to pass it on for someone to love snd enjoy it.

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Post# 1114201 , Reply# 22   4/10/2021 at 14:44 (714 days old) by Launderess (Quiet Please, There´s a Lady on Stage)        

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Have or had all three; vintage WP portable/convertible (since moved on), Hoover TT and Maytag wringer still remain. Each have their own niche IMHO, but in terms of getting large amounts of laundry done quickly, and if those items are big, the Maytag wins.

Cannot do queen or king sized sheets in the Hoover TT. Nor really blankets, quilts, or other bulky items. Maytag wringer handles those things easily. Yes, it's a bit of work, but far better than dealing with TT, and certainly none of the larger items would fit well in WP portable.

Post# 1114246 , Reply# 23   4/11/2021 at 00:45 (714 days old) by Ultramatic (New York City)        

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Thank you for your kind offer Chris, but a bit too far for me to pick-up. Much appreciated though.

Post# 1114247 , Reply# 24   4/11/2021 at 00:47 (714 days old) by Ultramatic (New York City)        

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Not to worry Hyacinth. The Twin Tub would be regulated to play with intimate apparel. Like jockstraps and such. 

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