Posting ID : B1009262612
Date Posted : 2012-07-04
Group : Antiques By Owner
You just don't see these very often!!! This lovely vintage Maytag washing machine / gyratator (with wringer??) was unburied form a hoarder's estate clean out. Buried for quite possibly 40 years or so, it's been sitting there waiting for someone to come along and restore it to its former glory! I don't know a darn thing about washing machines, but with some cleaning and TLC, I'm sure anyone with a passion for these would LOVE it! Please feel free to call or text with your questions or for more detailed photos, etc. # is 203-518-0157. PLEASE MAKE AN OFFER because I have no idea what it's worth!
I can arrange pick up in the afternoons, but preferably on the weekends would be more convenient. I could also deliver it, within reason, with an additional cost depending on location. Delivery will be drop off in the driveway, not willing to scratch your walls moving it into a home or buisness! You most likely will need two people to carry it, but we can help and it fit comfortably in the back of my mid-size SUV laying on it's side. (The top part detaches as well)
I love the nostalgic charm of this item and here's what I've found out about them with just a littel research: it's likely form 1946 or later and was made in Newton, IA by The Maytag Company. It's model # is J2L. Description is a square white porcelain on steel tub with gyrator. It's also known as the "commander". I don't see any cord or anything so I'm not positive on that - Please text, call, or email with serious inquiries only and let me know if you need measurements. This would look great with other vintage decor in the home, at a buisness, and I was even thinking it would make a realy cute planter! Any restoration amatuer can probaly clean this thing up nicely! It has some regular surface wear for being so old and there's some duct tape around the lid, most likely only because the rubber trim/seal along the lid is missing in one part, but can easily be replaced at littel cost.
Again, I don't know a lot about these things so I'm not realy too sure what else to say. Please look at the photos carefully and feel free to make an offer as appropriate! All offers will be considered, but I'd like to get a fair price.