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Old 02-16-2014, 07:33 PM   #1
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1959 Dometic Propane-Only Fridge

We just pulled the original fridge from our 1959 Caravanner and its in amazing condition with all shelves, drawers, pans etc. in near perfect condition. Outer door surface has a little surface rust, but I would not be a bit surprised if this thing would fire up. It even has the original ignition punk stick (a long steel rod with a barb and a wad of gauze for reaching the nozzle.)

Anyway, there's no way we are going to put this beast back in the A/S, so is there any value to such a thing? I'd be glad to post some pictures if there is some interest.
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Old 02-16-2014, 08:55 PM   #2
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Jimcat,

Yes, it has value. Many folks are looking for them either for a restore or for parts.

Do not throw it away! Give it away, sell it, any thing but trashing it.

Post a few pictures and size, I'll be coming through FL in March, might take it myself.

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OK, I'll post some pics tomorrow. It must weigh 200#, so it would have to be picked-up or I could deliver it near Tampa, FL.
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If it's the one I'm thinking, we call dibs
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Old 02-17-2014, 01:28 PM   #6
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Ok, Here's some pics. I've included the propane heater since it appears to be operational as well. Only the copper termostat sesnor lead was severed in the melee!
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Well I got the thing hooked up to a 20 lb propane tank. Can you give me some guidance on how to light it?

All original controls work well.


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Old 03-10-2014, 08:21 PM   #8
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Cooling

Shadeemry,

We got the fridge fired-up and after 2 hrs if feels like it may be cooling. Plus, the bottom coils are very warm to the touch and the top coils are much cooler than air temp. In the pics I've attached you'll see the blue flame and possibly the boiler plate/model number, etc.

Let me know if you want to work something out. If not, no worries, we'll list it in the classifieds.

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