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I just found a 1937 Bendix Washing Machine!
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Post# 1158778   9/5/2022 at 18:52 by Sandxssun (Redlands, CA)        

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I picked this up today. I couldnít help it. Of course I didnít need it, but damn was it cool looking. It appears to be a late 30s early 40s Bendix washing machine.
Amazingly clean for her significant age. No disrespect intended.

Yes, she will be for sale. I just donít know how much. I just brought her home today so I donít even know her model number. Any help would be appreciated. And yes, I can ship her. I can pretty much ship anything. And possibly willing to deliver within Los Angeles or a state or so  So Cali.

Hooray, I saved another one!

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Post# 1158799 , Reply# 1   9/5/2022 at 19:59 by DADoES (TX,†U.S. of A.)        

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Appears to be in very good aesthetic condition, if not also the mechanicals.

Post# 1158858 , Reply# 2   9/6/2022 at 07:19 by turquoisedude (.)        

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Looks like the Bendix 'Standard', the non-automatic version of their washer.  A bolt-down for sure...  


Jon (jetcone) found a 1938 model a number of years ago - it's now in "foster care" in my appliance hoard in Ogden!

Post# 1158862 , Reply# 3   9/6/2022 at 08:18 by combo52 (50 Year Repair Tech Beltsville,Md)        
Early Bendix Automatic Washer

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This is differently fully automatic, we have one exactly like it that is on its way to John E in St Paul MN.


John L.

Post# 1158866 , Reply# 4   9/6/2022 at 09:17 by d-jones (Western Pennsylvania (Pittsburgh Area))        

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I've always liked the industrial look of these machines. Nice find.

Post# 1158892 , Reply# 5   9/6/2022 at 12:47 by swestoyz (Cedar Falls, IA)        
1938-1940 Bendix Standard

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This is a great save! A 1938 thru 1940 model S, Standard. Fully automatic model with the revised soap dispenser cover (bake-lite vs. the earlier brushed chrome cover, seen below). You may find a serial tag behind the front cover, on the frame below the cleanout. Model tag should be on the rear cover, near the bottom. A 'Bendix Home Laundry' badge should also be on the lower front panel, as well.


Quick footnote. Folks often use a date of 1937 when showing early, pre-War Bendix washers. The only model that was available specifically in the fall of '37, when the Bendix was debuted, is the full one piece wrap around cabinet, porcelain top, galvanized tubs, white painted timer/temp dial escutcheons, and a white drop down door (vs. the side opening door). By early '38 the wrapper cabinet was broken down to three pieces and the drop down door color was changed to black enamel paint.

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Post# 1158970 , Reply# 6   9/7/2022 at 07:57 by swestoyz (Cedar Falls, IA)        

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Quick observation - I suspect this particular Standard does not have the original style 'Bendix Home Laundry' badge at the bottom of the lower panel due to the updated soap dispenser cover having the name cast within the bake-lite lid/cover. If the OP/seller doesn't mind posting a photo of the model tag and/or serial number tag, it would be greatly appreciated.

This is a beautiful washer. Hopefully someone here saves it.


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Post# 1158972 , Reply# 7   9/7/2022 at 08:50 by Adam-aussie-vac (Canberra ACT)        
I really do wish I could save it but I donít even have

Anywhere close to 500, plus I donít even own anything anywhere in Los Angeles so itís not like I could bolt it down anyway, I really do hope someone here can save it

Post# 1158980 , Reply# 8   9/7/2022 at 09:32 by Jetcone (Schenectady-Home of Calrods,Monitor Tops,Toroid Transformers)        

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It doesn't have the chrome straps around the tub! Maybe later than 1938???

Post# 1158988 , Reply# 9   9/7/2022 at 10:54 by 2011hoovermatic (owosso michigan)        

Question how much did the bendix cost in 1937?

Post# 1159557 , Reply# 10   9/14/2022 at 14:40 by thomasortega (El Pueblo de Nuestra SeŮora de Los Angeles de Porciķncula)        

I know somebody that may be interested on it, LA area...

Please send me a message as your email is hidden.

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