I want a 1930s fridge!

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Post by catya »

Melissa, I once heard someone refer to their kitchen as "industrial farmhouse" and I like the sound of that.
So that monitor top would fit right in.... my house is 1904 and those early photos of the rather austere kitchens with some cupboards/ worktables / old stove, fridge, wall hung sink really appeal to me. I have a small amt of cabinetry and am planning to add more open shelves & freestanding cabinets.

Apparently there's nothing that can't be seen on you tube! A fun tribute to the monitor top - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yreV6hLupz0

Cadrad, after seeing how much they're charging for even very rusty monitor tops Im thinking I want to organize a search party and go looking in the dump - how long ago was it? (I'm only half joking there!) I too had one years ago that I got rid of - gave to a historical society after people kept telling me that the old sulphur dioxide refrigerant was explosive and people in the old days every now and then would be killed by their fridge.

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Post by katcarving »

Just a note , I have a vintage 1930 turqiose frig your looking for ,on legs has never ran the electricity up used it because side by side was never big enough to hold all of husband beer, lol quiet runner you neveer hear it turn onand off
asking 2000 cash , call 260-837-7338 or email me and ill send pictures
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Post by tintin114 »

I have a 1930s Monitor Top GE Refrigerator for sale. See craigslist link below:

http://minneapolis.craigslist.org/ram/a ... 92941.html

It is in good shape, not aesthetically restored.. It still works! It stands on 4 sturdy legs with a round "hatbox" on top. Nickel plated hardware. Asking $500. I can post more pictures if desired. E-mail me (tintin114@aol.com) or post a reply if interested or have questions. Best, Jeff

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Post by James »

If this was for sell in NC I would be ALL over it. But that is a long way to ship something. Would likely cost as much as the purchase.
Was on a tour of homes several years ago and the docent(who clearly did not know the home owners) was talking about their monitor top fridge and said they must have another fridge somewhere because obviously this one is just for looks. I asked her why she thought that and she said well one this old can't still be running. I reached over and opened the door and she was shocked to see it was literally crammed full and obviously working. Those things are tanks, they will usually outlive the owners.
But you DO have to have a freezer, cause two ice trays is about all the will hold in the freezer section if you can call it that.
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Post by lillianhofstader »

What's the prize of a new one buy the way ??

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Post by MARK1057 »

Anyone know of someone who could do this in the Chicago area or within a 200-300 mile radius? Not finding anyone on the web. Has anyone done their own restoration? Anyone have any pics? I don't know why, I just love those things. Nothing says vintage kitchen like an old fridge.[/quote]
I have one thats in good shape and works well. If you want it is on craigs list, I just put it on yesterday you can see it under south jersey (antiques) the id # is4645505640 there is 4pictures of it. If you like my phone # is 561-598-2694 Mark. They are nice and not electricity eaters runs on 2.2 amps of current

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Post by BooBoo79 »

Hello. I know it's been over 10 years but any chance u r still interested in that fridge? Or anyone know how to get rid of one?

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