General Electric Americana refrigeratorThanks, Mom! Here’s a fantastic fridge woddity — a GE Americana refrigerator freezer for sale in Louisville, Kentucky, spotted by Pam’s Mom. This fridge-on-top, freezer-on-bottom beauty has an ingenious built-in countertop area. It’s even covered in sparkle laminate. We suspect: It was made in Louisville, longtime home to GE Appliances.  

General Electric Americana refrigerator

From the Craigslist post:

Vintage GE Americana Refrigerator
1964-1965
From what I have read, it was on display at the New York World’s Fair in 1964. Very cool looking refrigerator in great condition! French doors on top with bottom freezer & ice maker. Has countertop with a light and outlet. Everything works! Have the manual, warranty card and schematics. Local pick up only.

General Electric Americana refrigerator General Electric Americana refrigerator General Electric Americana refrigeratorHere’s a close up of the built-in countertop with electrical plug — do you see what I see? The countertop appears to be a slightly crazed (but aren’t we all) sparkle laminate.

General Electric Americana refrigerator General Electric Americana refrigeratorGotta love those cool details on the inside of the refrigerator too — from the text on the cheese and butter compartments to the decorative pattern on the metal shelves.

General Electric Americana refrigerator General Electric Americana refrigerator General Electric Americana refrigerator General Electric Americana refrigeratorThere’s even a decorative snowflake pattern in the freezer.

General Electric Americana refrigeratorThe refrigerator comes with the original literature too, including this numbered diagram. Very neat!

General Electric Americana refrigerator General Electric Americana refrigerator General Electric Americana refrigerator General Electric Americana refrigeratorThere’s even an original warranty card.

vintage GE refrigeratorThe GE American appears to be a less complex version of the circa-1957 GE Refrigeration Center — a behemoth of American engineering, to be sure.

wall refrigeratorAnd of course, don’t forget the famous GE wall refrigerator-freezer, the design we see most frequently in vintage homes.

Mega thanks to craigslist seller Cindy for letting us feature this fantastic vintage refrigerator.

Check out the craigslist posting — any buyers?? — here:

  • Vintage GE Americana Refrigerator on the Louisvile, Kentucky, craigslist

  1. Cathy Jacobsen says:

    I have one of these!!!
    It’s brown…
    And it works!!!

    How do I find out what it’s value is?

  2. Charleen Adams says:

    Loved this post on the vintage refrigerator s. I think some need to come back in style today! The Food-a-drama ,WOW. The Americana ,another WOW!!!Everything old is new again. That wall hung G.E. isn’t that the coolest? I am sure they all were high-end in price as well as style You can beat the 50s and 60s for innovation. Great article.

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