Go Brini, well thank you very much, pritty lady, for the RR shout-out in your video about your vintage Sunbeam appliance center. Yes, formally known at the Sunbeam Automatic Control Panel. And yes, one of my favorite all-time wonderful oddities or “woddities.”
I also have one of these units and Brini, you inspired me to take some photos of my New Old Stock before — ta da! — I installed it (just yesterday!) as part of my office studio remodel currently under way and officially killing me.
Here’s are just two of my photos — I’ll show the entire artsy fartsy photo shoot later. How fun, Brini, that we are doing these installations concurrently. Peas in a pod, err, appliance centers in the wall. Maybe we can do our big reveals at the same time?
Read more about my continuing coverage of vintage appliance centers:
- This NOS Westinghouse Automatic Appliance Center recently sold for $306 on ebay. Beauteous. Who got it, please? Here is a 1957 advertisement for this Westinghouse Appliance Center.
- Tim — who does product development at Rejuvenation — spotted this Westinghouse Appliance Center — a different design from the ones above — one when he was looking for a house in Portland, Oregon, in early 2009.
- 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.
- Here is a slightly difference design of the Sunbeam — it’s different than mine, includes a clock.
- Okay, here’s another variation — the Sunbeam Appliance Center is built into the cabinet. Yum.
Keep on the lookout, dear readers, if there are more designs, we want — need — to see them! xoxo