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GE Clothes conditioner dryer
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Post# 1137524   12/27/2021 at 10:24 (460 days old) by goatfarmer (South Bend, home of Champions)        

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unusual script


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Post# 1137533 , Reply# 1   12/27/2021 at 10:49 (460 days old) by turquoisedude (.)        

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Very Frigidaire-esque.... reminds me of the script on the 57 Frigidaire Super range I learned to cook on.  

Post# 1137534 , Reply# 2   12/27/2021 at 11:01 (460 days old) by Repairguy (Danbury, Texas)        

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Late sixties in great condition.

Post# 1137537 , Reply# 3   12/27/2021 at 11:34 (460 days old) by pulltostart (Mobile, AL)        

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1976 is the only year that I'm aware of them using the gold paint on the backsplash.



Post# 1137568 , Reply# 4   12/27/2021 at 16:28 (460 days old) by pulltostart (Mobile, AL)        

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I'm wondering if this might be a Canadian product that found its way south to Pittsburgh.  As we've seen before, it's a mis-match of what we used to "know".  For one thing, this one has a handle that's oriented vertically; GE switched the orientation from horizontal to vertical in 1968.  Again, the color of the backsplash is gold, that only appeared on the US models in 1976; yet, this one uses graphics of much older GE models.  That was rather normal for GE with their Canadian products; as if they were using up old inventory or as if they were reserving the "new and improved" for the domestic market.  To a lesser degree they did that with their Hotpoint step child.  After the new wore off a new feature (and the R&D costs recouped) then they were willing to share the feature with the "other" badges.



Post# 1137573 , Reply# 5   12/27/2021 at 17:57 (460 days old) by CircleW (NE Cincinnati OH area)        

Could be a Canadian model, or perhaps one of GE's "specials", made for dealer buying groups. A good friend of my dad worked at a local GE dealer, and said they belonged to a consortium of independent small dealers. This enabled them to get a better price on the appliances. In addition to the nationally advertised models, some were custom, with combinations of features from various models. This was usually done for sale promotions, and not unusual for the items to have trim pieces from models made several years prior.


This could have also been a discount store model, sold at Woolco or Kmart.

Post# 1137576 , Reply# 6   12/27/2021 at 18:12 (460 days old) by RP2813 (Sannazay)        

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I felt the same pain as our Canadian neighbors did for being treated differently by U.S. manufacturers well into the 1960s. 


Growing up, many, many products hit the east coast first.  Anyone west of the Rockies was out of luck.  I remember a late 1950s visit to relatives in Chicagoland and discovering the Hula Hoop.  When we got home to California, they were nowhere to be found.  It was like that for other toys and things like Schwinn bicycles, for which Captain Kangaroo would always tag his Schwinn spots with the advisory, "Prices slightly higher in the west and south." 


Even after all of those decades, I still can't shake the long since inverted notion of east coast arrogance (north of the Mason-Dixon line) toward all parts of the country west of the Mississippi.

Post# 1137585 , Reply# 7   12/27/2021 at 18:57 (460 days old) by bradfordwhite (West Coast, U.S.)        

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"east coast arrogance (north of the Mason-Dixon line) toward all parts of the country west of the Mississippi."


I don't remember that but during the 80s there was many efforts to standardize commercial interests.


The "south" even to this day seems like it's still trying to catch up to stuff that, to many in the midwest and east coast, has been common for decades.  It's ignorance and corruption (republicans) and lack of moral leadership on the part of governance in those regions .  Such a waste.


Some small town idiot group an hour or so away, last month posted a "book burning event" on FB which of course was removed shortly there after.    How f*cking stupid can these people get?  It's 2021. 

Post# 1137586 , Reply# 8   12/27/2021 at 18:59 (460 days old) by pulltostart (Mobile, AL)        

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Maybe someone who "does" FB would be willing to reach out to the seller and ask about the model number and serial number?  I don't do FB.



Post# 1137589 , Reply# 9   12/27/2021 at 19:02 (460 days old) by bradfordwhite (West Coast, U.S.)        
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yeah, it's mid 70s and rather bol.   


Robert has posted about this series in the Manuals & Literature section.  I think I even bought the brochure at one point.

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Post# 1137607 , Reply# 10   12/27/2021 at 21:20 (459 days old) by CircleW (NE Cincinnati OH area)        
Higher prices in west

There are very good reasons for this. At that time most manufacturing plants were located in the northeast or upper midwest (Chicago area). Before the Interstate Highway System was constructed, travel over the Rocky Mountains was much more difficult and time consuming for a large truck. Think about US 66 to California before the new highway between Kingman, AZ  and Needles, CA was built in 1953. Old 66 (Oatman Rd.) has treacherous curves and steep hills, bad enough in a car. Nearly all the other routes west were equally difficult. Add in that many had to close frequently in winter if they were very far north. This greatly increased fuel use and drivers time, both adding to costs incurred. Therefore, many large items were shipped by rail, and the further the train has to go, the more it costs. We know it takes more fuel for the train to go up steep grades than to operate on flat land. Maintenance costs are likely higher, too.  The higher prices in the west reflected the additional cost incurred by the manufacturer or distributor. It wouldn't be right to make customers close by pay shipping costs for the customers living a thousand plus miles away. It's the principle of the cost causer being the cost payer.  Also, I have seen some instances where an item made in the far west had higher prices in the east.


Post# 1137609 , Reply# 11   12/27/2021 at 21:36 (459 days old) by Repairguy (Danbury, Texas)        

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Lawrence you are right. I really wasn’t paying attention as there are many clues to this machine not being typical. The first one being a clothes conditioner designation versus automatic clothes dryer. Then there’s the color on the top and bottom of the control panel as you stated. Drying speed versus temperature and the start switch says push to start although it has the slide switch that normally would just say start. I concur that this was definitely a use of parts from different years to make this model and with the tan being a one year color that it was not built before 1976.

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