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Post# 1159740   9/17/2022 at 18:44 by goatfarmer (South Bend, home of Champions)        

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Picked up this 1963 GE Combination Frost Guard this morning. "But Uncle Kenny, how do you know it's 1963?" The original sales receipt came with it, sold on 6/10/63, for $475.00, plus $22.00 for the ice maker. "Ice Maker, uncle Kenny?" Yes, that's what it says. I would rate this refrigerator an 8/10. Interior is pretty much mint, including the warranty decal, the outside has some discoloraton on the sides, and a small dent in the chrome. "Did you say ice maker?" Yes I did. "But does it work?" Plugged it in, it lit up inside, but didn't start. Anyone know if this has a defrost timer? I didn't look, after putting it in the barn.

 

This goes to show they are still out there, this was on the trade in pile at a dealer. $475.00 was a considerable amount back then, plus $22.00 for the ice maker.


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Post# 1159742 , Reply# 1   9/17/2022 at 18:51 by Repairguy (Danbury, Texas)        

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Congrats! Nice looking fridge to add to the collection.

Post# 1159748 , Reply# 2   9/17/2022 at 20:13 by Good-Shepherd (New Jersey)        
$475.00 was a considerable amount back then,

With the ice maker $4810 adjusted for inflation to be exact.

Post# 1159764 , Reply# 3   9/17/2022 at 23:26 by bradfordwhite (West Coast, U.S.)        
but uncle Kenny, uncle Kenny....

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Could I have bought a Subzero back then?

And if I too am lucky enough to have a barn full of retro appliances will I also start speaking of myself in 3rd person?

And are there pics of this barn collection for us to drool over? Is the barn heated to protect them?


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Post# 1159766 , Reply# 4   9/17/2022 at 23:50 by qsd-dan (West)        
Could I have bought a Subzero back then?

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The more important question is, could you afford the repairs on the Subzero?

Post# 1159769 , Reply# 5   9/18/2022 at 00:34 by combo52 (50 Year Repair Tech Beltsville,Md)        
GE frost guard refrigerator 1963

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A dual evaporator model that’s not running. Most likely thing is either a bad cold control or there is a defrost timer problem, it is located in the ceiling of the freezer that you could access by just pulling out and lifting the drawer out.

 

It’s neat that the interior is completely intact and even still has the label on the inside of the refrigerator lighter I do hope that you got your warranty statement when you bought this considering how much she paid for it, lol

 

I hope you go ahead and check it out let me know what you find.

 

John L


Post# 1159784 , Reply# 6   9/18/2022 at 07:37 by pulltostart (Mobile, AL)        
Kenny,

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What a beautiful find!  And a left-hand door, too.  Congratulations on this one for sure.

 

And just look at that fabulous handwriting on the sales slip.  Talk about classic penmanship - hubba hubba!

 

Furthermore, a look back in time with the phone number  GLobe 7 - 3744.  I think the sales receipt is as rare and worth oogling about as is the refrigerator.

 

lawrence


Post# 1159786 , Reply# 7   9/18/2022 at 08:04 by goatfarmer (South Bend, home of Champions)        

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Thanks, John, wasn't sure on the timer. Sounds easy enough to check.

 


Post# 1159803 , Reply# 8   9/18/2022 at 09:49 by jamiel (Detroit, Michigan)        

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The most eminently sensible icemaker ever made...

Post# 1160260 , Reply# 9   9/23/2022 at 21:52 by supersuds (Knoxville, Tenn.)        

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"You see, the ice cubes flip right out of their trays."

"Incessantly?"

"Only when you want them to."






Post# 1160261 , Reply# 10   9/23/2022 at 22:04 by JustJunque (Western MA)        

Nice find!
I hope you can get it sorted out.

Lawrence,
You beat me to it. I too was impressed with the receipt, and especially the handwriting!

Barry


Post# 1160263 , Reply# 11   9/23/2022 at 23:23 by bradfordwhite (West Coast, U.S.)        
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The "Mid-Atlantic accent" that no one outside of a theatre or production studio ever spoke with.

Post# 1160285 , Reply# 12   9/24/2022 at 07:58 by vacerator (Macomb, Michigan)        
Mid-Atlantic accent?

Like Baltimore? I didn't hear it. It sounds more hoidy toidy inner new englandish.


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