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What model number? New filter?

I live in an apartment in a house, and there is an old through-the-wall air conditioner.  The plastic casing on the inside (front) of the AC says "Friedrich" while the metal casing outside the house says "Fedders."  I believe that the outside casing may be just that, and not a part of the AC itself.  In any event, I've just removed the front cover to find the most disgustingly dirty filter that I have ever soon.  Who knows when this was last changed.  (This is my first summer in the apartment.) This filter has no frame around it; it is just a "blanket" of what may be fiberglass fibers, covered in soot.  I measured it to be approximately 12 x 15, but it's hard to tell because it is mis-shapen and may have stretched, since there is no border or frame.  I do not know where to find the model number of this unit or how to find the correct replacement filter.  Any ideas?

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You can find "cut to fit" filter material at The Home Depot. One kind is called, "hogs hair". (It isn't really hog hair.) You cut it with scissors so it does not matter if you have a model number.

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