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Simpson Dryer - the latest acquisition
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Post# 1197265   1/16/2024 at 21:49 by Astorobsession (Melbourne Australia )        

Here’s a 1969/70 Simpson Dryer I picked up today

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Post# 1197275 , Reply# 1   1/16/2024 at 23:29 by aussie-plugs (Melbourne, Australia)        

I didn't realise any Australian manufacturer ever did an "American" sized tumble dryer for our market. I'm only used to the smaller Hoover and Simpson models from the late 60's/70's. What a find!

Post# 1197279 , Reply# 2   1/17/2024 at 02:17 by Astorobsession (Melbourne Australia )        

Hi Nick, Yeah these Simpson dryers are harder to find than their counterpart washing machines. Strange though as I’d imagine they last longer than the washers… it’s huge inside as you are aware!

Post# 1197376 , Reply# 3   1/18/2024 at 17:56 by Smartdrive1100 (Melbourne, Victoria, Australia)        
Saw that listing!

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Did you get that asko front load as well?

Post# 1197389 , Reply# 4   1/19/2024 at 06:55 by Astorobsession (Melbourne Australia )        

No I didn’t pick that one up. A little bit too new for my taste. Plus I have to conserve space myself. Apparently two people did a no show, so I was lucky!

How many malleys do you have? Would love to see your collection.

Post# 1197417 , Reply# 5   1/19/2024 at 17:33 by Spinspeed (Far North New South Wales Australia (originally London UK))        

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I picked up a second hand GE Filter Flo in South Sydney a few years back a they had a big Simpson American style drier. It was for sale too but I didn’t buy it. Wish I had now. Not sure if it worked off a regular power outlet or had to be hardwired in to 30amp outlet. A nice find Astorobssesion.

Post# 1197421 , Reply# 6   1/19/2024 at 19:31 by Astorobsession (Melbourne Australia )        

Ah yes.. the machines we passed up. I’m quite new to all this washing machine collecting. For five years I came across nothing and people in the washing machine culture had soaked up most of what was amazing. Then last year I broke the freeze with a response to my ad. I now own a few fluid drive washers by Simpson and a ge mini washer from 1970, a bendix washer from 1949 and this Simpson dryer.

I’m keen to move one of the fluid drives to another collector who might have something equally amazing. I would like an Astor or Healing automatic washer. I would imagine there are none left ALTHOUGH there were so many Healing washers upto 1975, there is a reasonable chance. Astor probably remains one for dreams as they weren’t as popular.

I am really happy to help other collectors get what they want. I referred a Hoover key matic onto another collector a few years back - not my sort of thing as I like the early 50s / 60s autos.

On the topic of my new dryer.. I’ll fit a 20 amp socket and plug/cord today and see how she goes.. hopefully my house doesn’t burn down (lol) though I am qualified so probably won’t be an issue.!

Your GE sounds great.. what year is it manufacture?

Post# 1197537 , Reply# 7   1/20/2024 at 21:13 by Spinspeed (Far North New South Wales Australia (originally London UK))        
My GE Filter Flo from South Sydney

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Hi Astorobsession,
This was a thread I created when I got the filter Flo quite a few years ago. I no longer have it, ran out of space unfortunately. It had a few issues and it started to leak again and kept tripping the electrics in the house. I still have a Filter flo that is probably from early 1990s which works perfectly.


Post# 1197558 , Reply# 8   1/21/2024 at 00:24 by Maytag85 (Sean A806)        

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A little late, but it looks like the lint screen slides out from the bottom.

Post# 1197560 , Reply# 9   1/21/2024 at 00:33 by Smartdrive1100 (Melbourne, Victoria, Australia)        
The Malleys are in poor condition atm…

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I will post some pictures of them but atm they are in poor shape, need a fair few repairs, one of them is mint condition though! Hopefully this Simpson treats you well!

Post# 1197564 , Reply# 10   1/21/2024 at 02:29 by Astorobsession (Melbourne Australia )        

What’s “late”? Sorry I didn’t catch on..

Post# 1197590 , Reply# 11   1/21/2024 at 13:03 by Maytag85 (Sean A806)        
Reply #10

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A little late as in I didn’t reply right away. I usually reply to interesting threads but sometimes I get sidetracked with the other threads in the Imperial forum index.

Post# 1197600 , Reply# 12   1/21/2024 at 15:26 by Astorobsession (Melbourne Australia )        

Oh right. I’m with you now… 👍🏻

Post# 1197601 , Reply# 13   1/21/2024 at 15:29 by Astorobsession (Melbourne Australia )        

Oh right… I grew up with that machine and its twin dryer! The last of the classics..!

Post# 1197602 , Reply# 14   1/21/2024 at 15:30 by Astorobsession (Melbourne Australia )        

Thankyou! I would definitely love to see them

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