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What is this wringer washer?
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Post# 1130047   9/30/2021 at 21:29 (539 days old) by SueDenim (Lincoln, Nebraska)        

Still hunting for a clean, working, wringer washer on wheels. This is up for auction in a few weeks, but I cannot tell what exactly it is. Does anyone recognize it? I only want to know so I can determine if parts are still around.

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Post# 1130048 , Reply# 1   9/30/2021 at 22:14 (539 days old) by CircleW (NE Cincinnati OH area)        

Looks like a Speed Queen to me.

Post# 1130091 , Reply# 2   10/1/2021 at 13:08 (538 days old) by mickeyd (Hamburg NY)        

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Definitely a late model Speed Queen with a porcelain rather than stainless steel tub. Be nice to see the front; haven't seen late models with timers, but who knows?

They wash well with truly brisk agitation and have very unusual wringers that swing see-saw style when released. Their pumps are a bit slow compared to other brands; this one may be a gravity draining model.

Post# 1130094 , Reply# 3   10/1/2021 at 13:21 (538 days old) by Mickeyd (Hamburg NY)        

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Post# 1130129 , Reply# 4   10/1/2021 at 19:14 (538 days old) by SueDenim (Lincoln, Nebraska)        

Looks like yours are in great shape!

Post# 1130382 , Reply# 5   10/4/2021 at 18:12 (535 days old) by SueDenim (Lincoln, Nebraska)        
Same auction - double tub

I'll pass on this one, but it's the same auction. Is it a Dexter? Maybe it's not a wringer washer at all? No wringer.

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Post# 1130655 , Reply# 6   10/7/2021 at 19:44 (532 days old) by mickeyd (Hamburg NY)        
Ancestral Dexter ~

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The only true twin tub washer, two identical tubs with agitators, was manufactured by Dexter, and then later by Philco-Ford. Dexter is a truly ancient brand, and this relic looks like the origin of the species. The wringer post is visible in the center space between the tubs, and the wringer is concealed off to the side on the right.

Post# 1130728 , Reply# 7   10/8/2021 at 19:47 (531 days old) by SueDenim (Lincoln, Nebraska)        
Thoughts on buying at an auction

I don't have a pickup, I have a four-door Honda Civic. If I buy the SQ wringer washer, how easy is it to haul? Can I lay it on its side? Would it hurt the motor, assuming it works? How heavy are they? Do I need to recruit a buddy?

Post# 1130735 , Reply# 8   10/8/2021 at 22:21 (531 days old) by SueDenim (Lincoln, Nebraska)        
Maytag wringer - up for auction

I think this one looks very promising. There is a basket of laundry next to it, and, correct me if I'm wrong, but does it look well cared for in good repair? I know it's impossible to say for certain, this could be staged, but that hose looks like it's good.

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