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  • Item Category: Tools
  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Sep 12,2007
  • Channel: Online Auction
Up for auction is a true rarity!,The ultra elusive 1954 Philco 'V' handle refrigerator!,the worlds first and only refrigerator with a 2 WAY DOOR!,yes thats right,the door will open on either side depending on which way the giant chrome V handle is turned!Designed by famed industrial designer Harold Van Doren.Philco offered the 'v' handle as their top line model,it was very expensive and most saw it as a novelty and elected instead for a standard model,as a result very few 'V' handles were made during the year and half the model was sold. Today they are widely considered the "holy grail" of 1950's refrigerators and the handful that still remain seldom surface for resale.If you check the web you'll find a place called antique appliances. the last one they had sold for $6,800! fully restored. The condition of this refrigerator is excellent,it was restored several years ago,and has been in my personal collection,the V handle has been rechromed and is pit free,the interior shelves had likewise been rechromed and still sparkle and gleam.t are only a few minor blemishes in the enamel,and one tiny ding in the bottom corner which isnt visible on camera.I am offering this item for sale once,if it doesnt sell it will not be relisted. This refrigerator runs beautifully and is ultra quiet.all shelves and racks are present,even the fragile plastic egg holders and butter bin.t are a few signs of age. This refrigerator would be the crowning piece of your mid century home's kitchen. It is currently on display and offered for sale in our shop. We offer local delivery in the southern california area only for an additional fee.buyers outside Los Angeles/Southern California area are entirely responsible for the pickup arrangements and shipping of this item.we do not crate or ship . TERMS OR DO NOT BID !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! BUYER IS ENTIRELY RESPONSIBLE FOR SHIPPING AND PICKUP,WE DO NOT SHIP THIS ITEM.LOCAL PICKUP IS ENCOURAGED!!!!! SERIOUS BIDDERS ONLY PLEASE!!!!!!!!!! I ACCEPT PAYPAL, CASH IN PERSON OR (U.S. POSTAL MONEY ORDER, NO OTHER KIND!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!) PAYMENT IS DUE WITHIN 5 DAYS OF AUCTIONS END. THIS IS A VINTAGE ITEM AND SOLD AS-IS,ALL SALES FINAL,NO GAURANTEE EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED. NO ZERO BIDDERS!!!!!!!!!!!!!! THANKS FOR LOOKING,GOOD LUCK!

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