unrestored antique refrigeratorsUnrestored Antique Refrigerators

Below are samples of various styles and makes of refrigerators that were built between the 1920’s and 1950’s. These are a sample of the models and makes that we have for sale, but does not display our complete inventory.  We’re constantly getting in more items, so if you’re looking for something specific, let us and know and we’ll check our storage stock to see if we have one. If not, we receive countless emails from folks all over the country, everyday, people who have taken possession of an appliance and don’t know what to do with it.  Before sending it to scrap metal, then send us pictures to see if we’re interested in buying or if we have an interested buyer.

Our refrigerator inventory is a selection of various manufacturers and styles that covers a wide range of decades. Many are absolute works of art, as well as those that offer really cool features and practical functions. During our restoration process, we are modifying all original door closures and latch mechanisms so that the finished restored appliance meets USCPSC safety codes according to the Refrigerator Safety Act (Codified at 15 U.S.C. 1211-1214, under public law 84-930, 70 Stat. 953, August 2, 1956).  As every manufacturer produced different door closure designs and even those varied from year to year and decade to decade, we take each refrigerator restoration on an individual basis to determine the most effective and safe method of modification for that particular refrigerator.  In most all post-WWII production models, we will be modifying from a closed latch mechanism to a magnetically sealed door that works with a custom made magnetic door gasket, or by fitting the cabinet to work with custom fitted “super magnets” around the doors perimeter. For models built before WWII, many of which used more of an “ice-box” style, exterior mounted latch, these units can be fitted with a push button, glow in the dark release button on the inside of the cabinet that pushes through to trip the exterior mounted handle. At Antique Appliances, we are dedicated to the safety of all our customers and their families, so we are taking this step in our restoration process to insure your restored vintage refrigerator is safe and functional for many years to come.  If you have questions regarding an antique, vintage or period refrigerator that you already own, please feel free to contact us directly by calling our office at 706-782-3132.  Business hours are Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday from 7:00AM to 5:00PM, Thursdays from 7:00AM to 4:00PM.  Alternately, if you currently own an antique refrigerator and have questions, you can email pictures and questions regarding the appliance to: john@antiqueappliances.com

Have Something to Sell?

We do occasionally purchase vintage unrestored antique refrigerators . We are very selective. If you think you have an item that would be of interest to us, please send us two pictures of the item by e-mail to John (john@antiqueappliances.com).  Photos should represent a full view of the front, one with the doors open and one with the doors closed. Please tell us your location so that we can appropriately consider our costs as related to purchasing your antique.