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Post# 1157638   8/22/2022 at 19:54 by frigidaireguy (Wiston-Salem, NC)        

This dryer was given to me by a lady in Texas I used to work with over 20 years ago. I have only seen a few of these since I was a child. Of course it will have to have a total rebuild but just wanted to share my good fortune.


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Post# 1157639 , Reply# 1   8/22/2022 at 20:00 by Repairguy (Danbury, Texas)        

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Post# 1157640 , Reply# 2   8/22/2022 at 20:14 by ea56 (Cotati, Calif.)        

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Nice score Bob! Thats a very rare dryer. I look forward to seeing it when youíve finished the rebuild. Iíll bet it will be magnificent.


Post# 1157683 , Reply# 3   8/23/2022 at 19:06 by Tomturbomatic (Beltsville, MD)        


Post# 1157690 , Reply# 4   8/23/2022 at 19:43 by RP2813 (Sannazay)        

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Our next door neighbors had that Philco set in chiffon yellow.  They were on the 1915 glassed-in service porch (the multi-paned windows did not open) which faced our house, and I had an unobstructed view from my upstairs bedroom windows.  They had a side yard with a sunken garden that separated their property from ours, but I could still hear the dryer making a somewhat erratic squeaking noise from my bedroom -- for many years.  Thanks for the memories! 

Post# 1157704 , Reply# 5   8/23/2022 at 23:13 by appnut (TX)        

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Bob, I'm anxious to see how this comes together. Is this from the 1960s?

Post# 1157718 , Reply# 6   8/24/2022 at 07:58 by Frigidaireguy (Wiston-Salem, NC)        

Yes this dryer is from the 1960's - Not sure the exact year - Haven't had a chance to see if there is a model number that is readable yet. I'm very excited to have this dryer and hope that one day it will be up and running again. BTW - It's GAS


Post# 1157721 , Reply# 7   8/24/2022 at 08:27 by swestoyz (Cedar Falls, IA)        
1963 Philco-Bendix dryer!

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Nice save, Bob! Looks to be either a DG-634 or DG-632 (TOL 636 had a full chrome porthole door). Tough to tell the difference without seeing the control panel.

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Post# 1157735 , Reply# 8   8/24/2022 at 11:02 by angus (Fairfield, CT.)        

Wow - what a find. And in gas no less - If I am not mistaken, the 1963 model gas dryers still had standing pilot lights but my memory may be faulty there. Any Philco is a rare, almost impossible find. They just weren't a big name in laundry. Never saw one before moving from NY to Connecticut. Once here, I had two friends whose fathers worked at the local Firestone dealer and that was the main Philco dealer in our area. So their houses were always full of Philco TV, stereos and appliances. Interesting, the refrigerators, air conditioners, TVs and stereos didn't seem to change during the time were friends, but the laundry equipment seemed to change every few years.
Also, I saw a previous post about a neighbor having a set in yellow. I know that in 1963, they were offered in white, copper, turquoise, pink and yellow. However, there were so few Philcos around to begin with, I can't imagine how they produced 5 colors as such a small part of the market. Who, after all, was buying all those? Most people in my area had white laundry appliances since laundry was usually relegated to the basement and in most cases there weren't many matched sets given the "invisibility" of those particular items.
Just my thoughts for the day.

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