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Westinghouse Laundromat at Oak Lawn, Illinois estate sale
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Post# 1125438   8/9/2021 at 18:10 (1,017 days old) by zenithtv (Chicago, Illinois)        

Sale runs August 11-15, there certainly is a lot of stuff there.


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Post# 1125442 , Reply# 1   8/9/2021 at 19:08 (1,017 days old) by combo52 (50 Year Repair Tech Beltsville,Md)        
OMG, There is a Lot Of Stuff There

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I would go to this sale if closer, but in reality I really don't need much more stuff, LOL


John L.

Post# 1125446 , Reply# 2   8/9/2021 at 20:21 (1,017 days old) by Maytag85 (Sean A806)        

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Looks almost like a thrift store with all the vintage stuff thatís there.

Post# 1125447 , Reply# 3   8/9/2021 at 20:29 (1,017 days old) by Tomturbomatic (Beltsville, MD)        

Row 26, far right, note the radio with the dial that has the Whirlpool emblem in the inset.

Post# 1125449 , Reply# 4   8/9/2021 at 20:54 (1,017 days old) by swestoyz (Cedar Falls, IA)        

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There are some great Chicago finds in that house. If anyone local goes Iíd pay a finders fee for the Dayton bench grinder and bench vise.


Post# 1125454 , Reply# 5   8/9/2021 at 22:21 (1,017 days old) by Launderess (Quiet Please, Thereīs a Lady on Stage)        
Had to stop looking....

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Didn't know where to start... Vintage tools, Sunbeam hair dryer and grinder, telephones, nudie magazines (no, not for me, just noticed them by crate load), china, and more...

Those vintage tools and hardware will sell at once am sure. Many will make their way onto eBay or other flea market sort of places as there is demand is great.

Sales like that in such a small spaces often are frustrating. If place is too crowded you've got people breathing down your neck so cannot concentrate.

If this were on a weekend might make for an interesting road trip to anyone somewhat close.

Post# 1125455 , Reply# 6   8/9/2021 at 22:23 (1,017 days old) by Launderess (Quiet Please, Thereīs a Lady on Stage)        

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Oh and those vintage fans are sure to go as well.

Post# 1125457 , Reply# 7   8/10/2021 at 01:08 (1,017 days old) by RP2813 (Sannazay)        

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People will be lined up around the block to get into that sale.  The amount of interesting stuff is overwhelming.

Post# 1125480 , Reply# 8   8/10/2021 at 10:00 (1,017 days old) by philcobendixduo (San Jose)        
AMAZING Collection....

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.....of "stuff" - looks like they never got rid of anything in 70+ years!

I remember having glasses very similar to these "way back when". I think they came in a metal carrying rack.

Alas, I think my late mother ruined them by washing them in the dishwasher.

As a kid, I thought they were VERY special!

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Post# 1125498 , Reply# 9   8/10/2021 at 15:12 (1,016 days old) by RP2813 (Sannazay)        

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I'll bet the rack for those glasses is kicking around somewhere in those piles of merchandise.


BTW, my favorite aunt who lived in Westchester, IL had that same Laundromat in her basement too.  I was fascinated by that machine and a Laundromat of that same vintage was the first washer I ever "collected" (got if for free and at ~20 years old, still worked) back when I was a teenager.  I used it at a rental I shared with a friend.  A relatively newer harvest gold dryer (I want to say Penncrest) was already there.

Post# 1125566 , Reply# 10   8/11/2021 at 16:29 (1,015 days old) by christfr (st louis mo)        

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that looks like one heck of a fun sale.......

Post# 1125577 , Reply# 11   8/11/2021 at 19:12 (1,015 days old) by bendixmark (Winchester Mass)        

That is the washer my mother had when I was four that I have been wanting to find.I could swear I have seen that picture before.

Post# 1125695 , Reply# 12   8/13/2021 at 09:55 (1,014 days old) by Unimatic1140 (Minneapolis)        

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Wow that estate sale is like what so many estate sales here were like in the 1990's. Those are few and far between now to say the least. We always used to fill up the back of the SUV every Saturday!

Post# 1125819 , Reply# 13   8/15/2021 at 08:29 (1,012 days old) by Paulg (My sweet home... Chicago)        
I went four times

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I didnít know about this reference to the Oak Lawn sale until this morning. I went to that sale four times. Indeed, there was a lot of fun stuff but oddly not too crowded. I went early morning.
I bought the Big Boy stainless BBQ grill with rotisserie. $52. I donít think it was ever used. Bought some radio stuff too. Rumor had it that the owner bought the house in 1961 and never got rid of anything. I believe it. Lots of NIB stuff which really turns me on!
Western Holly oven, Chambers range hood. West FL. $180. Norge refrigerator. Two old TVs (televisions). The built-ins were part of the house and didnít look for sale.

Post# 1125824 , Reply# 14   8/15/2021 at 08:38 (1,012 days old) by Paulg (My sweet home... Chicago)        
Big Boy rotisserie

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I may have to start another thread.
What do yíall know about Big-Boy charcoal / electric rotisseries?

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Post# 1125840 , Reply# 15   8/15/2021 at 09:14 (1,012 days old) by Paulg (My sweet home... Chicago)        

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The radio with the Whirlpool emblem on the tuning dial was a Viscount brand.
NIB, and there were two of them. I did not buy, though I did notice the emblem resemblance.

Post# 1125850 , Reply# 16   8/15/2021 at 10:51 (1,011 days old) by Tomturbomatic (Beltsville, MD)        

Thank you, Paul!

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