In any case, the house we purchased came with some vintage appliances. These include:
- A working, circa-1950 washing machine, which, although large on the outside, can fit approximately 4.5 shirts inside, and (considering that EnergyStar wasn't even a glimmer in some bureaucrat's eye at the time) likely drains the municipal water supply on each cycle. [If you know of any vintage appliance collectors, have 'em contact me.]
- A twenty year-old fridge which the sellers attempted to bargian with, but, after we called their bluff, decided to leave anyway.
- Some ancient window and wall air conditioning units which actually ate their dust filters decades ago (the window ones were also attempted bargaining chips).
- And, Dryer #1. Also circa-1950s, we think, also working. Electric dryers, even today's EnergyStar versions, are notorious for high costs of operation. I can't imagine what it costs to run this old, worn out dryer.
A few days later we got a response from the free dryer lady informing us that the person who had first dibs on her dryer flaked out, so it was ours for the taking - so there's Dryer #3: a 20 or 30 (or so?) year old model.
Aryeh drove up to Teaneck this past Sunday to help collect the new dryers.
We need to replace the washing machine, too, so if you have any suggestions (or donations...), we'd appreciate it. And you can contact me for our new address.