Vintage refrigerator — 1956 Amana Stor-More — never used!


complete with original food display containers inside

Sparkling *new* vintage appliances occasionally turn up. Here’s another one from awesome retro-spotter Jason — who pointed us in the direction of this fantastic vintage 1956 Amana Stor-More refrigerator/freezer from Ebay seller docoxco. This sparkling gem has been used as a floor model in different appliance shops for the last 57 years — and still contains the display food from 1956. How’s that for an amazing find? And — it’s on ebay right now, it could be yours.

retro-white-fridge-with-aqua-interiorFrom the Ebay listing:

This unit has been in an old appliance store as a display model. Never been used. It comes with the display food items, the ice cube trays still wraped in original wrapping and owners manual. It does have some very small chips on the front door and they are pictured. The unit is in very good condition. We did plug it in and monitor it for 24 hours. Its runs like a dream and holds temps properly.

This fridge is currently for sale: [long gone]

Intrigued by the near mint condition of this vintage refrigerator, we asked the seller for more of the back story:

The Fridge was on display at Edwards of Douglas [Wyoming], the owner passed away approximately 20 years ago. I obtained the fridge from (the owner’s) son 15 years ago. The fridge was on display in his store for 20 years or so, then was moved to a storage area and just sat there. When I obtained it from (the owner’s son), I also displayed it for about 10 years. I then moved it to storage in my back room. I did not want the unit damaged by children opening and closing and climbing on the unit. I decided recently that maybe it would just be better where someone could take better care of it and possibly even use it. The unit had never been plugged in, so we plugged it in and monitored for 24 hours, It held perfect temps. We also obtained at the same time, a model 15 Amana freezer. It also is in very good condition. It does have a few nicks and scratches, but for the most part is real good. I also plugged it in and it maintained perfect temps.

amana-retro-refrigerator-nosWow — it even has the original owner’s manual. The inside of this fridge is lined with mint green trim, decked out with golden shelving and aqua bins. Also, can look to the left — the vintage Amana freezer looks pretty blingy, too.

vintage-amana-refrigeratorIt must have been called the “Stor More” model because of how much extra storage they crammed into the door. All the nicely ordered bins are so pretty.

vintage-fridge-freezer-retro vintage-retro-refrigerator-with-display-foodThe freezer door has quite a lot of door storage space, too — still packed with vintage display frozen foods. Also note — the freezer is on the bottom — which I am thinking was not common in 1956 (am I right Pam?).

vintage-white-and-aqua-refrigeratorMega thanks to Ebay seller docoxco for sharing this story, and for giving us permission to show are archive his photos of this fabulous fridge.

  1. dan monroe says:

    WOW that takes me back! Been looking for vintage appliances circa 1955. We had an old Norge that lasted at least 40 years, until the handle fell off. After a million opening and closings – you’ll have that. We also had a standup freezer – Amana, I think.

  2. Michael Burchfield says:

    I am new at this web sight……Did the refrigerator sale?

    I am in the market for one.

    Best regards

  3. Joan massey You says:

    I have a vintage aqua bin that must have been in one of Moms old fridges : I use it as a storage bin in a cupboard. I think I will start using in my fridge. It will make me smile.

  4. Teresa says:

    What a rare find! Love the curviness as well as the interior colors. The faux display “foods” alone would probably be worth a pretty penny. This reminded me of two things from my youth. First, the public safety campaign designed to keep children from playing in abandoned latching refrigerators and second, my Granny’s big old Tappan range with all the glowing dials that I wish I had.

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