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Post# 1114534   4/13/2021 at 11:48 (1,047 days old) by Kingjulian (Northern Ohio USA)        

I'm not sure if these are worth anything to anyone here. They're in my mom's basement. I found you folks and would like to see them go to someone who would restore them before scrapping them out. Feel free to reach out to me either by phone or email..

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Post# 1114549 , Reply# 1   4/13/2021 at 14:33 (1,047 days old) by Launderess (Quiet Please, There´s a Lady on Stage)        

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You might want to rethink posting email and telephone contact information in a public forum. Everything posted here is harvested by Google and other search engine bots within several hours. So unless you want SPAM galore and other problems......

Post# 1114555 , Reply# 2   4/13/2021 at 15:27 (1,047 days old) by luxflairguy (Wilmington NC)        

Cant make out brands! And do they work? Inquiring minds would like to know! Greg

Post# 1114559 , Reply# 3   4/13/2021 at 16:09 (1,047 days old) by Kingjulian (Northern Ohio USA)        

Thank you @launderess. I only use that email for things like this. I beleive I have like 50k emails in there. I purge every year.

@luxflairguy I am going to guess they do not run but I don't know for sure. One is a Blackstone model number 330. The other was identified as a late 30s model washer.

I attached the serial number plate. I was able to make out "automatic washer company"

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Post# 1114562 , Reply# 4   4/13/2021 at 16:40 (1,047 days old) by Kingjulian (Northern Ohio USA)        

It looks closer to the 20s according to the deteriorated stamps. Would love it if someone could identify.

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Post# 1114563 , Reply# 5   4/13/2021 at 16:52 (1,047 days old) by ea56 (Cotati, Calif.)        

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Newton, Iowa was where Maytag’s were manufactured and they did use a square tub that was not common to other manufactures.   I’ve never seen a Maytag Wringer washer like this one, but who knows it could be a Maytag?



Post# 1114566 , Reply# 6   4/13/2021 at 17:32 (1,047 days old) by goatfarmer (South Bend, home of Champions)        

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Thank you for offering them here.

Post# 1114570 , Reply# 7   4/13/2021 at 17:47 (1,047 days old) by luxflairguy (Wilmington NC)        

Thank you for more pics! It helps a lot! Greg

Post# 1114571 , Reply# 8   4/13/2021 at 17:48 (1,047 days old) by luxflairguy (Wilmington NC)        

P.S.! I though the first one was a Blackstone!

Post# 1114578 , Reply# 9   4/13/2021 at 21:02 (1,047 days old) by RP2813 (Sannazay)        

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It's interesting that the Newton machine is made by "Automatic Washer Co." when clearly it's not an automatic.


It definitely should not be scrapped.  It strikes me as produced by a possible predecessor manufacturer to the Maytag Company.

Post# 1114584 , Reply# 10   4/13/2021 at 21:56 (1,046 days old) by gansky1 (Omaha, The Home of the TV Dinner!)        
Newton Iowa - birthplace of electric washing?

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Automatic Electric Washer Company


"The Automatic Electric Washer Company was located in Newton, Iowa, and in 1907 introduced one of the first, if not the first, mass produced electric powered washing machines. By 1910 it was selling more than 40,000 machines a year with a corporate slogan “Everybody Works but Mother.” Its advertising campaign declared “Ten O’clock and the Washing Done.” Mother could be proud and could look forward to the chores facing her the rest of the day."



That's a cool washer to find, as well as the white one.  It's a Blackstone with a Hydractor agitator.  Likely post-war.


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Post# 1114602 , Reply# 11   4/14/2021 at 08:18 (1,046 days old) by Tomturbomatic (Beltsville, MD)        

Automatic Washer Co. even marketed the no-spin combo under its brand for a brief time.

Post# 1114617 , Reply# 12   4/14/2021 at 10:41 (1,046 days old) by combo52 (50 Year Repair Tech Beltsville,Md)        
Hi Seth

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Thanks for offering these machines here,


How much money do you want for them ? ?


John L.

Post# 1114624 , Reply# 13   4/14/2021 at 11:36 (1,046 days old) by Kingjulian (Northern Ohio USA)        

I'm trying to figure out what their worth. I've been calling around and doing some of my own research. The green one is pre-maytag made in the same factory. I'm assuming by automatic they just mean the agitator is automatic because it does have a power cord. The square bin is porcelain over steel(magnetic). The lid is very light. I'll post more pictures soon.

Post# 1114627 , Reply# 14   4/14/2021 at 12:30 (1,046 days old) by jeb (Mansfield Ohiio)        

I don't think the green one is "pre Maytag" or from the same factory. Maytag had thier name on washing machines earlier than it.

Post# 1114636 , Reply# 15   4/14/2021 at 16:40 (1,046 days old) by Combo52 (50 Year Repair Tech Beltsville,Md)        
Value of two old wringer washers

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Realistically I don’t think they’re worth much more than between 20 and 50 bucks there is very little demand for those old machines when they’re not in great condition.


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