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Apr 16, 2007 07:19 AM

Seeking Retro Kitchen Appliances

I’m planning to update my kitchen by backdating it with a retro 50’s design. I found a few sites on line with restored or reproductions of refrigerators and stoves but, I’m hoping to find local (NYC) brick and mortar stores or showrooms.

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  1. MonitorTop ( is in Troy, NY.

    1. I ordered my Northstar fridge over the phone, but was able to find a local store where I could see it in person. I love it. Also, the people who delivered it were great. They brought it down my difficult driveway, up the steps, and through the back door because it was too big to fit through the front.

      1. If you cannot get an answer here, I would post this question on the American Bungalow boards (

        1. IF you are into espresso, seek out a Francis Francis

          1. Thanks for all the info. I really like the mint green or robin blue Northstar.

            Jimmy, I'm into espresso and those machines are supper cool. I don't own an espresso machine. I get my "fix" from some area coffee bars. I'm thinking by the time I finish this kitchen project, I won't have a lot of disposable cash so in the long run it might be a good investment.

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            1. re: ATreeGrowsinBrooklyn

              I have the mint green Northstar. I think it looks great with my pale apricot lino floor and old white O'Keefe & Merritt stove. It's a BIG fridge, though. The size took a little getting used to. On the other hand, the big pull-out freezer on the bottom is really useful. Also, it uses much less energy than my old fridge.

              1. re: Glencora

                Thanks for the feedback. I'm leaning towards the green.