Before My Time

By Staff
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315 Hoyer Street, Loudonville, Ohio 44842

I’m sure you all have heard this expression before, but in
my case it is really true; they are before my time, since I am only
21 years old.

These two Maytags I’m sure have served their owners well,
before their many years in retirement under a work bench in a
corner of a garage, where they have spent many years.

When I discovered these two model 92s, they looked like a pile
of rusted history with no hope of recovery. But I said to myself,
‘I’ll take that chance.’ So I loaded them in my trunk
and they headed to their new home with hope for a second life.

Since these were my first Maytags, I didn’t know much about
them. But I said, ‘This can be done!’ I started taking them
apart and cleaning them up. Amazed by the quality and workmanship,
I told myself, ‘They will run again!’ After many months of
chasing parts and information on them, I finally got the aluminum
cleaned, cast iron painted, and the wormy chestnut skids made. I
was finally ready for reassembly.

With a few kicks on the kick starter and a few minor adjustments
on the carburetor, they showed they could have a second life.

Even though these Maytags are before my time, I’m glad I had
the chance to work with, and show them off.

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