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old early 80's mini fridge « on: October 15, 2015, 08:35:46 PM » Author: Aveoguy22
recently picked up this little fridge for no particular reason except I liked it.  this is a SUMMIT branded fridge.  im thinking 1979-1982 vintage.  has a couple ounces of R-12 in it and has a small SANYO branded compressor.  the only branding on the whole thing is on the interior freezer door.  its a simple paper sticker but under bright light you can see it says SANYO in their old style typeface behind the decal.  it keeps itself around 35-38degF inside and in the freezer its around 5degF consistently.  heavy built little thing.  I know its an odd thing to post about but just thought people would like to see since its an old late 70's or early 80's unit.  theres no mfg date stamped on it anywhere but based on similar units ive seen around the internet I got It narrowed down to 1979-1982.  the compressor doesn't knock or anything when it kicks off.  just has that quiet rumble that is stereotypical of these types of compressors.  its 33 years old at the newest.  that's pretty impressive.  but its made in Japan so its to be expected.  new fridges don't last at all.  

our main fridge is a Kenmore from 1992 and it is still kicking along fine.  that's pretty good considering its only one year older than me!  older stuff is just better.





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Re: old early 80's mini fridge « Reply #1 on: October 15, 2015, 08:47:18 PM » Author: Solanaceae
Nice find, Aveo. Cheesy
There are a few fridge enthusiasts here too. Grin
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Re: old early 80's mini fridge « Reply #2 on: October 15, 2015, 08:48:10 PM » Author: Aveoguy22
pics are up now. theyre also in my gallery in the other electrical section
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Re: old early 80's mini fridge « Reply #3 on: October 16, 2015, 03:43:22 AM » Author: Ash
Great find !

About 1.5 years back i had a Matsushite compressor fail after 21 years in use (PTC starter shorted and starting coil burned out), in a fridge made in 1993. I had no tools for changing it myself (and those are expensive) so we got a guy to do the actual work, but i still had to get the compressor myself. I had to call warehouses through the entire country untill i found a suiteble compressor NOS, apparently the R12 compressors are banned here now....

This is a great fridge that won't ever be made again (the factory closed more than a decade ago). I had to convince parents to repair it and not buy into the "energy efficiency upgrade" fridge trade in deals offered all the time
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Re: old early 80's mini fridge « Reply #4 on: October 16, 2015, 05:01:05 AM » Author: funkybulb
I have a old sears mini fridge bought from early 90s as well. Still got good old R12 in it too. 

  Only way now days to  get R12 for my truck is to recover R12 from old refridgerators .
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Re: old early 80's mini fridge « Reply #5 on: October 16, 2015, 10:56:33 AM » Author: Aveoguy22
thanks guys.  I also have a Goldstar (LG) mini fridge that has the Matsushita compressor.  this one is from 1987 and runs good, but the door seal is ruined.  not sure where to get one.  maybe I could find a universal one.  ill have to get pics of that but its at my grandparents house.  ill be over there later this weekend and I can get some.  I only have access to dialup over there so I would just post them in my gallery and then post them here in this thread come next week when im back home where I am now
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Re: old early 80's mini fridge « Reply #6 on: October 16, 2015, 11:16:23 AM » Author: Lumex120
Beautiful.  Grin
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Re: old early 80's mini fridge « Reply #7 on: October 17, 2015, 09:11:27 PM » Author: themaritimegirl
Nice! I love older refrigerators and freezers.

My apartment has a Wood's compact kitchen from the 1970s or 80s. It's a fridge, freezer, stove, and sink rolled into one unit, and it looks awesome. As long a there's interest, I should clean it up and post pics.
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Re: old early 80's mini fridge « Reply #8 on: October 17, 2015, 09:13:10 PM » Author: Lumex120
Nice! I love older refrigerators and freezers.

My apartment has a Wood's compact kitchen from the 1970s or 80s. It's a fridge, freezer, stove, and sink rolled into one unit, and it looks awesome. As long a there's interest, I should it up and post pics.
Please do!  Grin
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Re: old early 80's mini fridge « Reply #9 on: October 17, 2015, 09:15:33 PM » Author: Aveoguy22
Nice! I love older refrigerators and freezers.

My apartment has a Wood's compact kitchen from the 1970s or 80s. It's a fridge, freezer, stove, and sink rolled into one unit, and it looks awesome. As long a there's interest, I should it up and post pics.
Please do!  Grin


+1 would like to see it as well
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Re: old early 80's mini fridge « Reply #10 on: October 18, 2015, 06:34:16 PM » Author: refridgedude1841
Nice fridge.  I too enjoy seeing vintage refrigeration stuff.  This one reminds me of my elementary school days.  There was one just like it in the nurses office where they kept medications that had to be refrigerated and ice bags in the freezer.
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Re: old early 80's mini fridge « Reply #11 on: October 18, 2015, 09:24:53 PM » Author: themaritimegirl
Picture of my Wood's compact kitchen now posted here.
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Re: old early 80's mini fridge « Reply #12 on: October 18, 2015, 09:33:11 PM » Author: Aveoguy22
Picture of my Wood's compact kitchen now posted here.

just looked at it.  that things great!  the stove part reminds me of an old hotplate we used to have.
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Re: old early 80's mini fridge « Reply #13 on: December 05, 2019, 05:33:30 PM » Author: Mandolin Girl
Picture of my Wood's compact kitchen now posted here.
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