Opportunity to purchase an old Maytag wringer washer
My wife and I went to some yard-sales today. At one sale, the person had an old Maytag wringer washer. It was a tub type with agitator, 4 legs, and of course the rollers. The guy said it was new during the mid to late 1950's. That would make it at least 50 years old. The unusual thing was that it is still in nearly mint condition. There is not even a scratch on it, and it still has original luster. We do not need a washer, but it just looks so shiny and new. He wanted $75 for it. As it is, we did NOT buy it because I did not know if $75 was worth it.
I have been known to buy an occasional antique just for future value, but just had never run across such a good looking wringer washer before.
If anybody has experience with old wringer washers, is $75 too much to pay for the antique value of an almost mint condition 1950's era Maytag wringer washer?
I Love them and I wouldnt have even hesitated.I have one I got for $25. in case of an emergency .It could be run on a generator.It doesnt look like that.I grew up with one and my MIL had one, so I fit right in.I cant give it up so to say.
i got mine for $33 on ebay and picked it up local... runs as smooth as silk..... mine is a 1940 or so model all origional including motor.. think they were called Gyro-tater wringer washers. mine is also all THICK aluminum rivited together like an old battleship... im thinking of converting it to run off a small gasoline engine
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I still use the one that belonged to my mother (bought in the 50's), still runs like new. I often see these on the roadside for trash day.
Try contacting the guy and see if he still has it and ask if he'll go lower on the price. If he wants it out of the way, he just may lower the price. Or you could keep an eye out to see if he just tosses it after the sale. Some folks will just put out what doesn't sell for the trash.