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I'm selling a 1956 GE Fridge: Would look good in your bar!
luke_trash
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Joined: Aug 16, 2004
Posts: 5
From: Iowa
Posted: 2004-08-21 4:46 pm   Permalink

Hey everyone, I thought this might be of interest to you tiki bar owners:

I've got a 1956 GE Fridge that is in perfect working order up for sale. It's too much of a risk to move into my own basement, so I think it has to go to someone else who can use it. I have a pickup and can haul it to a business for freight delivery, but that's about it.. I live in Ames, Iowa (of all places) near a couple of interstates if any of you happen to be from Omaha, Twin cities, KC, STL, Chicago, it's not a horrible drive..

Anyway, check out the webpage for pics and info

http://www.whiteboard.net/~luke/refrigerator/



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Satan's Sin
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Joined: Jun 13, 2004
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From: Imperial Beach, CA
Posted: 2004-08-21 7:41 pm   Permalink

I live in California and have no way to pick it up. I'm just posting to say that I'm glad I live in a country where a refrigerator can have its own web page.
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luke_trash
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From: Iowa
Posted: 2004-08-21 10:20 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2004-08-21 19:41, Satan's Sin wrote:
I live in California and have no way to pick it up. I'm just posting to say that I'm glad I live in a country where a refrigerator can have its own web page.




It's sitting 50 feet from me, and I can't pick it up either

I think it weighs over 300 lbs. It's honestly heavier than the Amana fridge we have in the kitchen that is twice the size of it. I wouldn't doubt it if they used asphault and lead as insulation back then..

The issue is that I got it off of my truck and into my garage, but it looked like a real-life rendition of one of those warning stickers on a soda machine where the black rectangle is falling on the black stick guy.

So I know getting it down my stairs would potentially cause a death in the family.. Either myself, or the fridge...


 
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Sweet Daddy Tiki
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From: Edmonton
Posted: 2004-08-22 11:14 am   Permalink

Vintage fridges on my cookbook website:
http://www.swankola.com/md/fridge/fridge01.html

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Satan's Sin
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Posted: 2004-08-22 11:40 am   Permalink

Sweet Daddy --

The good news is I can't get enough of websites like swankola. The bad news is that I now have a giant stack of unread newspapers and magazines in my living room. I don't even have time to read the funnies anymore, it seems.


 
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Swanky
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From: Hapa Haole Hideaway, TN
Posted: 2004-08-23 07:59 am   Permalink

I looked at a vintage fridge like that here a while back. I love the adjustable revolving shelves AND the wine rack on the inside that flips up.
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Johnny Dollar
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From: Columbus, Ohiya
Posted: 2004-08-23 08:10 am   Permalink

if anyone could clue me in where i can get parts for a 1937/38 Frigidaire, "GM Frigidaire Made Only By General Motors," specifically the door hinge, i would be eternally grateful.
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Tiki-Toa
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Joined: May 30, 2004
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From: Somewhere on Planet Tiki
Posted: 2004-08-23 08:22 am   Permalink

"...you should be extremely cautious about something. If it still contains the original refrigerant it could be very toxic. Before Freon was invented folks actually kept canaries in the kitchen for a special reason. If the birds were dead in the morning they knew the refrigerator had a leak. So please be careful on that regard."

I tried my best J$ to find something and no luck, did find this lil caveat.


This beautiful vintage all porcelain (original) cabinet with left opening door has a “Safe Food Indicator” in door, with Twin vegetable hydrators, Pull out wire shelves the Freezer compartment has its original ice trays. It has a 7 cu. ft. of fresh food storage capacity, and measures 31” wide X 24” deep X 60” high.

SOLD - Burrell, PA
$3800.00

I did find this picture and info of interest.

http://www.antiqueappliances.com/refrigerators.htm

Here is a great article on vintage appliances.
http://www.ajc.com/buyersedge/content/buyersedge/features/0304/25vintage.html
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Johnny Dollar
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Posted: 2004-08-23 08:41 am   Permalink

mahalo toa, i did talk with the folks at antique appliances - they were very halpful, but didn't have the part. i may have to just find someone to fabricate it out of aluminum... someday...
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