Lot 119

JOHN LENNON'S FRIDGE FREEZER FROM KENWOOD - incredible and unique item which was originally bought

JOHN LENNON'S FRIDGE FREEZER FROM KENWOOD - incredible and unique item which was originally bought by John Lennon when they lived in their Kenwood home. The Westinghouse in its day was the Rolls Royce of fridges. This one has a freezer compartment at the top with large fridge space below and it still includes the original metal drawers, ice cube trays and even instructions. The vendor bought the fridge direct from his friend Billy Atkins who became the owner of Kenwood in early 1970 after John Lennon sold the property in late 1968. Whilst at the property for a barbecue in 1970 the vendor mentioned that his fridge had packed in and Billy offered him the Westingland - after some bartering the vendor bought it for around £80. He has owned it ever since and it was working up until a few years ago. The fridge was recently shown to Dot Jarlett's son who spent a lot of time at Kenwood in the 60's (Lennon's housekeeper at Kenwood) and instantly he recognised it as the fridge from John's kitchen. Included with this lot are 2 letters of provenance from the vendor and his friend who helped him collect it along with a letter from Dot Jarlett's son confirming that this fridge came from Lennon's kitchen at Kenwood.
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Auction sale details

The Beatles Collection

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Venue Address

Unit 3B Penketh Business Park 66-70 Liverpool Rd Great Sankey Warrington Cheshire WA5 1QX United Kingdom
Category
Musical Instruments & Memorabilia
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