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A wash-in visit with some fellow collectors
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Post# 1188896   8/30/2023 at 14:28 by turquoisedude (.)        

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From last Thursday, August 25th until Tuesday August 29th, I was thrilled to play host to a small group of vintage collectors from Ohio and Michigan.   


We've known each other online for some time and I had referred to a "collector friend in Ohio" who had been my US warehouse for dishwashers and washers that were acquired while the border was closed and I could not travel to the US.  Well, I got there last October and met these fellows in person at last.  


From left to right, Chris (spiraldasher here), Richard (speedqueen), and Luke (not an automaticwasher member, but probably is on vacuumland). 

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Post# 1188897 , Reply# 1   8/30/2023 at 14:31 by appnut (TX)        

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Paul, so happy for you. And glad you could host. I hope that makes up for not being able to retrieve your items stored in USA "warehouses". Hope you have more pics.

Post# 1188898 , Reply# 2   8/30/2023 at 14:31 by turquoisedude (.)        

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They were eager to get to test-drive some of my vintage washers in the Ogden Laundry!


Chris had specifically asked about the unusual 1958 Dominion, so I hooked it up for him.  


This is a bit of a twitchy washer, but it behaved for my 'company'.... LOL 


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Post# 1188899 , Reply# 3   8/30/2023 at 14:33 by turquoisedude (.)        

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The 56 Easy Spiralator (not my washer - this is Jon Charles' that I am holding hostage...LOL) was also on the list.  

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Post# 1188900 , Reply# 4   8/30/2023 at 14:37 by turquoisedude (.)        

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The 55 Frigidaire Pulsamatic had also been requested. 


I seem to be cursed by Frigidaires this year because the damned thing filled, but the timer would not advance...  There has to be at least ONE machine that misbehaves in front of guests....  This also irks me because the timer was "rebuilt" by Turners Timer Repair in Ontario JUST before they declared they would no longer look at electromechanical timers... Hopefully just a dead timer motor. 


My 57 Frigidaire Imperial 'Control Tower' washer is having issues filling for rinse and my 59 Frigidaire Custom Imperial washer refuses to agitate...  

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Post# 1188901 , Reply# 5   8/30/2023 at 14:39 by turquoisedude (.)        

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Fortunately my Canadian 57 GE Filter-Flo behaved!  So did the matching dryer.  

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Post# 1188902 , Reply# 6   8/30/2023 at 14:40 by turquoisedude (.)        

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The 66 Inglis Sterling was on its best behaviour, also.  

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Post# 1188903 , Reply# 7   8/30/2023 at 14:42 by turquoisedude (.)        

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The GE Combo in the WonderKitchen is giving me attitude (again), so the visitors had to settle for a demo of the 58 Philco-Bendix Duomatic.  

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Post# 1188904 , Reply# 8   8/30/2023 at 14:44 by turquoisedude (.)        

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There was plenty of cooking done with vintage appliances from my, collection.  

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Post# 1188905 , Reply# 9   8/30/2023 at 14:46 by turquoisedude (.)        

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The 54 James SweepFlow dishwasher made for a fun way to 'do the dishes'.  This is a great dinner party dishwasher, 'cause you can actually see inside it! 

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Post# 1188906 , Reply# 10   8/30/2023 at 14:48 by turquoisedude (.)        

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We did a tour of the thrift stores in Coaticook and Magog, as is Wash-In tradition.  

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Post# 1188907 , Reply# 11   8/30/2023 at 14:53 by bradross (New Westminster, BC., Canada)        
Looks like a good time was had by all!

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Thanks for sharing the pics! I'm envious of the vintage Oxydol box! I've been searching for one, but anytime I find one on ebay it's an exorbitant price! The search continues...

Post# 1188908 , Reply# 12   8/30/2023 at 14:54 by turquoisedude (.)        

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We also took a road trip to visit with PhilR to see his awesome mid-century house and collection.  


We even got to take a spin in Phil's beloved 65 Buick Wildcat! 

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Post# 1188909 , Reply# 13   8/30/2023 at 14:55 by turquoisedude (.)        

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But the visit came to an end and they had to go back... 


After one last load of laundry in the 57 GE Filter-Flo, of course!  


It was great visit and I look forward to heading back to Ohio again sometime soon.  

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Post# 1188912 , Reply# 14   8/30/2023 at 15:32 by kenwashesmonday (Carlstadt, NJ)        

Wow, so many fun toys to play with!

Post# 1188914 , Reply# 15   8/30/2023 at 15:43 by peteski50 (New York)        

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Paul what a great time I wish I could have been there!

Post# 1188916 , Reply# 16   8/30/2023 at 15:59 by luxflairguy (Wilmington NC)        

What a great time Paul! So glad to see all the new faces! Greg

Post# 1188919 , Reply# 17   8/30/2023 at 16:08 by pulltostart (Mobile, AL)        

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Looks like y'all had a wicked good time!


IMHO, the '57 GE pair and the '65 Wildcat are ab-fab!!!



Post# 1188921 , Reply# 18   8/30/2023 at 16:35 by Ultramatic (New York City)        

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What a fun Wash-In! Glad you all had a great time!

Post# 1188923 , Reply# 19   8/30/2023 at 16:43 by ea56 (Cotati, Calif.)        

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Thanks Paul for sharing the great photos from your mini Wash In. I always enjoy being able to see other members collections and being able to put names to faces. Looks like a good time was had by all.


Post# 1188932 , Reply# 20   8/30/2023 at 18:18 by appnut (TX)        

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Paul, looks like everyone had a great time. Thank you for sharing all the pics.

Post# 1188938 , Reply# 21   8/30/2023 at 20:57 by combo52 (50 Year Repair Tech Beltsville,Md)        
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Nice to see you guys all again, not enough pictures of you, Paul however.

Glad to see some folks getting together, Iíve decided I need to do some more work on the museum to get it ready for people again.

There seem to be a lot of good Appliance finds again lately and also some collectors are getting rid of their collections so thereís a lot of good stuff out there up for grabs.

Hopefully, we will get out to Ohio soon. Maybe Iíll see some you guys in Ohio.


Post# 1188940 , Reply# 22   8/30/2023 at 21:24 by gansky1 (Omaha, The Home of the TV Dinner!)        

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Thanks, Paul, I'm sure you're a perfect host and it's good to see new friends getting together.  You and Phil both have stunning collections, who wouldn't have a good time??  

Post# 1189338 , Reply# 23   9/4/2023 at 20:48 by PhilR (Quebec Canada)        

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I wished we had more time but thanks for the visit, I really appreciated!

Post# 1189347 , Reply# 24   9/4/2023 at 23:37 by Maytag85 (Sean A806)        
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Any updates with the 1964 Canadian RCA Whirlpool set you have or not? I think you acquired both machines in 2014 from what I remember while surfing through the archives.

Post# 1189360 , Reply# 25   9/5/2023 at 08:38 by hoover28 (Oneida NY)        
Paul your such a nice host.

looks like you all had a good visit, we did to, they all stopped by my place on the way back.

Chris S.

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