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Post# 1189296   9/4/2023 at 16:16 by Astorobsession (Melbourne Australia )        

Hi guys,

I have two doubles in my collection and thought Iíd give this forum a goÖ

1970 GE Automatic Top Loader

1949 Bendix Automatic Front Loader

If you have a double up Iíd be interested in seeing if a swap might be if interest to other collectors

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Post# 1189349 , Reply# 1   9/5/2023 at 00:14 by aussie-plugs (Melbourne, Australia)        
Would love to, but ...

I'm in Melbourne too, Charlie, but I don't have room for a washing machine collection. I'd love to see your machines at some point if you're open to having somebody admire them all. A little wash-in-down-under perhaps ...



Post# 1189357 , Reply# 2   9/5/2023 at 07:38 by Astorobsession (Melbourne Australia )        

Hi! Yes happy for you to see machineís sometime. I only started collecting a few years ago. I want a Simpson flyid drive or old whirlpool from the 60s. ideally. Itíll take some years but if nothing, they do very occasionally come up on eBay

Where in Melbourne are you based?

Post# 1189359 , Reply# 3   9/5/2023 at 08:24 by Adam-aussie-vac (Canberra ACT)        
What does the inside of the GE look like?

I technically have doubles, but one is an American GE and one is a Japanese GE, Would love the Bendix, but I donít have a place to bolt it down Plus Iíve got two other bolt down machines

Post# 1189366 , Reply# 4   9/5/2023 at 11:59 by christfr (st louis mo)        

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love em both.

Post# 1189382 , Reply# 5   9/5/2023 at 15:57 by Brisnat81 (Brisbane Australia)        

Hi Charlie, howíre you doing? The bendix looks lovely, but the taps caught my eye, where did you get American style taps like that in Australia, Iíve never quite seen anything like that here?



Post# 1189414 , Reply# 6   9/5/2023 at 23:51 by aussie-plugs (Melbourne, Australia)        
I'm in the South-East ...

Hi Charlie,

I'm in Malvern East, over near Chadstone. I don't know if there's anybody else in the Melbourne area who might also be interested in seeing your collection.



Post# 1189424 , Reply# 7   9/6/2023 at 03:52 by Astorobsession (Melbourne Australia )        

Ah! Well spotted! I used an image from the internet on the dayÖ I couldnít remember where I put pics of mine which I have up for grabs/swap.. I found one here. Itís in my storage facility.

All restored a few years ago just before I found my second one.

Iím wanting something different to add to my collection and seeking someone who wants the same scenario. Can send by courier easily to anywhere in Australia.


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Post# 1189425 , Reply# 8   9/6/2023 at 03:56 by Astorobsession (Melbourne Australia )        

Your collection sounds interesting. What vintage are they? Iím looking for a 1950s or 60s model.

Post# 1189436 , Reply# 9   9/6/2023 at 10:48 by Adam-aussie-vac (Canberra ACT)        
The Japanese machine I think itís probably from the late 70s

Well the American machine is probably from 1985, unfortunately with the Japanese machine Iíve had to retrofit a pump onto there as the original one was leaking quite badly, so thatís kind of zip tied through the original bolt holes,

I do have a 1955 Naco machine which is a boltdown , But that one also has a bit of a leak from the weep hole, Iím not exactly sure why or how, but the machine is fully working thankfully, and I have a potentially 1930s or 40s timesaver branded machine, that one has a built-in heater and the temperature control works by setting it to the temperature thatís needed, and pushing in the white button then when it reaches that temperature it releases the white button and starts the motor And it seems like there is also a leak from the door seal a little bit and the drain tap [ for buckets of hot water on the front]

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