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A Name from the Past
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Posted By: Sailor, 04-14-2011, 12:13 PM

This old refrigerator, with it's chrome brand on the door, brings me back a few decades.

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Like a classic car.
Nice way to bring a little nostalgia Jer.
Thanks for sharing.
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I have a GE fridge from 1949 in my garage, it works, and it's quieter than the one in my kitchen.
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they don't make'em like that anymore !! a philco ??!! i remember them making electronics, but never iceboxes (yeah, ask one of the younger generations what an icebox is)...
my beloved father-in-law, now passed on, took a vintage fridge, and installed a keg setup within, with a tap installed on the outside for pure, cold beer pleasure.... dave m

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We had a white one just like that when I was a wee lad (1960 or so).
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Like a classic car.
Nice way to bring a little nostalgia Jer.
Thanks for sharing.
Hey Ash - I was surprised to come upon such a thing, actually. I had the same feeling of nostalgia and this made the picture.

Jer

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I have a GE fridge from 1949 in my garage, it works, and it's quieter than the one in my kitchen.
That was back when GE appliances were really GE appliances.

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they don't make'em like that anymore !! a philco ??!! i remember them making electronics, but never iceboxes (yeah, ask one of the younger generations what an icebox is)...
my beloved father-in-law, now passed on, took a vintage fridge, and installed a keg setup within, with a tap installed on the outside for pure, cold beer pleasure.... dave m
Sounds like a good way to put an aging refrigerator to use, Dave.

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We had a white one just like that when I was a wee lad (1960 or so).
I dont' think we ever had a Philco, but I remember one with a similar style in our kitchen in the '50's.

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Does bring back memories Jer.I remember the type with the motor on top and also the washing machines with the wringer.--charliezap
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Does bring back memories Jer.I remember the type with the motor on top and also the washing machines with the wringer.--charliezap
Hey Capn - I'm almost 65 and I can just remember a wringer-washer in our basement and how my Mom would hang close out on clothslines in our backyard. I also remember the splendid (to my Mom) day when a new automatic washer and drier showed up.

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I was immediately reminded of this
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I was immediately reminded of this
Ah . . . . Hudsons. This is a delightful shot. I hate to admit it, but it never occured to me to get a close in shot of "Philco."

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Jer, Philco was a great old name wasn't it, remember the fridges with the condenser on top?
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My stepfather has a REALLY old fridge, the ones that were not electric, you just put a big block of ice in the bottom and thats what kept everything cold. Pretty nifty
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Jer, Philco was a great old name wasn't it, remember the fridges with the condenser on top?
Indeed it was, my friend. Also, didn't Ford own Philco for a time?

I don't remember fridges with the top condenser, although (as I mentioned above) I do (barely) remember my Mom's ringer-washer.

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Notice there is no "d" in refrigerator yet most people truncate the word and put that "d" in "fridge".
Cause it's like ridge or bridge. Right? It's a re-bridgerator after all.
I mean, there are no real rules for slang after all.

Sorry. Please continue.
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Notice there is no "d" in refrigerator yet most people truncate the word and put that "d" in "fridge".
Cause it's like ridge or bridge. Right? It's a re-bridgerator after all.
I mean, there are no real rules for slang after all.

Sorry. Please continue.
By golly, you're right. I never spell "refrigerator" with a d, but I never think of the word "fridge" without one.

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