Just spotted for sale today on ebay: This Sunbeam Automatic Control Panel — New Old Stock. I see these in-wall appliance centers very rarely on ebay — this might be only the third in five years. These control panels were typically recessed into the kitchen backsplash — with multiple plugs for plugging in small kitchen appliances. This one also has a clock — cool!
What a treasure to find this New Old Stock woddity. This is the fifth vintage Appliance Center design I’ve seen and featured on the blog. In all, I’ve now seen three Sunbeams and two Westinghouses. Here are the four others — and click on through to see the ebay listing, if you are in the market:
- I found myself a NOS Sunbeam Automatic Control in 2008. The illustration above is from the marketing material for my Sunbeam, not the one currently for sale.
- Tim — who does product development at Rejuvenation — spotted this Westinghouse Appliance Center one when he was looking for a house in Portland, Oregon, in early 2009.
- Here is a 1957 advertisement for the Westinghouse Appliance Center.
- Okay, here’s another variation — the Sunbeam Appliance Center is built into the cabinet.
Are you interested in snapping up this NOS puppy? Here is the listing:
Please note: Even NOS should be checked by a professional to ensure wiring is safe or needs to be replaced. Consult with a pro!