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Kenmore Automatic Washer Owners Manual - 1968 500 and 400 Series


Published by Kenmore in 1968-- The complete owners manual and operating instructions to all 1968 500, 400 and Portable Washer Series Kenmore Washers.

Number of Pages: 36
File Size: 28mb
Download Fee: $4.99

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Thumbnail Image of Download 1959 General Electric Range Use and Care Guide
Here is the complete use and care guide/owner's manual to all 1959 Electric Free-standing Ranges.

S line (1959) models include:
J299S, J301S, J302S, J303S, J305S, J308S, J400S, J401S, J403S, J405S, J408S, J411S.

If you're looking for the service manual to these ranges please see this document:

1959 GE Electric Range Service Manual
Ranges/Stoves
Published by:
General Electric
1959 47 28mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1963 Kelvinator Appliances Catalog
Here is a builder catalog showing nearly all of the 1963 line of Kelvinator Home Appliances. Products include: Refrigerator-Freezers, Portable Refrigerator, Ranges, Built-In Ovens, Cooktops, Slide-in Ranges, Automatic Washers and Dryers, Dishwasher, Kelvinator Compact Kitchens, Room Air-Conditioners, Food Waste Disposer and Electric Water Heaters.


Full Catalog
Published by:
Kelvinator
1963 8 14mb $4.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1963 Hotpoint Appliances Catalog
Complete catalog of all 1963 Hotpoint major home appliances.

Sections include:
Announcing the new Hotpoint Hallmark Range
Hotpoint Built-in Ovens and Crest Super-width Ovens
Hotpoint Town and Country Built in Ranges
Hotpoint Built-in Cooktops
Hotpoint freestanding 30" and 40" Electric Ranges
Hotpoint Water Heaters
Hotpoint Electric Baseboard, wall and ceiling Heaters
Hotpoint Built-in Dishwashers
Hotpoint Food-Waste Disposers
Hotpoint Refrigerator-Freezers
Hotpoint Upright and Chest Freezers
Hotpoint Room Air-Conditioners
Hotpoint Automatic Washers and Dryers
Hotpoint Coin-Operated Automatic Washer

Full Catalog
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Hotpoint
1963 24 52mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1952-1954 Frigidaire Electric Range Tech-Talk Service and Parts Manual
Very comprehensive service manual for all 1952-1954 Frigidaire Electric Ranges. Models include:

Models include:
1952: RM-3, R0-35-2, RM-4, R0-40-2, R0-10-2, R0-50-2, R0-20-2, R0-60-2, R0-30-2, R0-70-2

1953: RM-3, RM-4, RS-30, RS-35, RS-3, RS-10, RS-20, RS-28, RS-40, RS-50, RS-60, RS-70

1954: RT-3, RT-4, RT-30, RT-38, RT-10, RT-20, RT-28, RT-45, RT-45G, RT-60, RT-70, RT-70G

Service manual includes wiring diagrams. Parts section shows all parts and part numbers. Having the manufacturers part number for the part you need is essential for doing internet/eBay searches to locate these rare, no longer available parts. In many circumstances they can be found once you know the part number. This guide is essential for anyone who has any vintage Frigidaire Range.
Ranges/Stoves
Published by:
Frigidaire
1954 195 123mb $9.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1968 Maytag Washers and Dryers Brochure
Here is a very fun and colorful brochure from Maytag showing off their "New Generation" automatic washers, dryers and wringer washers.


Automatic Washers
Published by:
Maytag
1968 16 20mb $4.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1972 Maytag Automatic Washers Service Manual
Here is the comprehensive service manual to the majority of the quintessential Maytag washers of the 1970's.

Sections include: General information and control panels, specifications, cycle charts, installation, comprehensive troubleshooting and service procedures, how to access all parts, wiring diagrams and electrical circuity.

Models include: A106, A206, A406, A606, A806, A107, A207, A407.
Automatic Washers
Published by:
Maytag
1972 97 50mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1963 Maytag Washer and Dryer Brochure
Here is a fun brochure showing off Maytag washers and dryers from the early 1960's. Scanned at 600dpi/super high resolution for poster print quality ability.


Automatic Washers & Dryers
Published by:
Maytag
1963 4 39mb $4.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1966 Frigidaire Flair and Standard Wall-Oven Service Manual
Full service manual to all 1966 Frigidaire built-in Wall Ovens including Flair Wall Ovens. Complete troubleshooting, servicing instructions along with wiring diagrams.

Models include:
RBG-330K, RBG-335K, RBG-345K, RBAG-94K, RB-94K, RBG-94K, RBG-95K, RBG-97K, RBG-99K, RBTG-99K.

Ranges/Stoves
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Frigidaire
1966 88 52mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1955 Frigidaire Range Service and Parts Manual
Comprehensive service manual for all 1955 Frigidaire Electric Ranges including troubleshooting, service and wiring diagrams.

Also includes complete parts diagrams with breakdowns and part numbers for all 1955 Frigidaire Ranges.

Models included: RV-3, RV-4, RV-10, RV-15, RV-20, RV-25, RV-26, RV-30, RV-35, RV-38, RV-45, RV-60, RV-70. RV-25G, RV-251G, RV-252G, RV-38G, RV-381G, RV-382G, RV-45G, RV-70G, RV-701G AND RV-702G.

Shows all parts and part numbers, including special accessories. Having the manufacturers part number for the part you need is essential for doing internet/eBay searches to locate these rare, no longer available parts. In many circumstances they can be found once you know the part number. This guide is essential for anyone who has any vintage Frigidaire Range.
Ranges/Stoves
Published by:
Frigidaire
1955 100 68mb $9.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download GE Appliances and Equipment
Full catalog showing all of GE's major appliance line, washers, dryers, sink/washer combo, combination washer/dryers, refrigerators, freezers, air conditioners, electric ranges, water heaters, dishwashers, disposalls. Catalog also includes the other electrical items available for the home.


Full Catalog
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General Electric
1963 40 40mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1963 Hobart Dishwashing and Food Processing Equipment
Here is a fascinating catalog of restaurant dishwashing and food processing equipment by Hobart. Home dishwashing equipment is also included at the end with the 14 Series KitchenAid dishwashers highlighted.


Full Catalog
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Hobart
1963 12 20mb $4.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1963 Case Bathroom Fixtures Brochure
Full color brochure showing off the full line of Case Bathroom Fixtures, including toilets, bathroom and kitchen sinks and bathtubs.

The new "Look of Luxury" line. A distinctive selection of water closets, lavatories and bathtubs from the originators of one-piece water closets.
Miscellaneous
Published by:
Case
1963 8 20mb $4.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1972 Frigidaire Dishwasher J-Line Tech-Talk Service Manual
Here is the full Tech-Talk service manual for all 1965 Frigidaire Under-counter and portable dishwashers made by General Motors.

Models include:
DW-CDMT, DW-IMT, DW-CIMT, DW-DUT, DW-CDUT, DW-IUT, DW-CIUT

Specifications, Cycle charts and full servicing information included.
Dishwashers
Published by:
Frigidaire
1972 71 51mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1963 Frigidaire Appliances Catalog
Here is the entire Frigidaire appliances line made by General Motors for 1963.

Images and full specs for every product Frigidaire produced in 1963 is included.

Appliances shown: Refrigerator/Freezers, Ranges, Flair Ranges, Built-in Ranges, Washers, Dryers, Dishwashers, Disposers, Water Heaters and Room Air Conditioners.
Full Catalog
Published by:
Frigidaire
1963 16 34mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Maytag A407 Automatic Washer Operating Instructions and Laundering Guide
Complete operating instructions to Center Dial Maytag Washer model A407. Also included is the Laundering Guide that was packed with all Maytag washers of this era.


Automatic Washers
Published by:
Maytag
1974 32 59mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Maytag Merchandiser 1978 Vol 4
Here is a fascinating magazine style publication by Maytag highlighting product features and sales literature.

This issue includes:

Introducing the D309 and D409 auto-dry economy dryers.

Selling Recondition appliances.

New Dryer Feature Cards

Maytag Parts Distribution System

New Washer Installation Instructions

How to Choose and Use Laundry Detergent for Best Results in a Maytag

Energy Saving Laundry Display

How Auto-Dry Works
Automatic Washers & Dryers
Published by:
Maytag
1978 24 60mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1958 Philco-Bendix Duomatic Washer-Dryer Combination Service Manual
Here is the comprehensive service manual to Philco-Bendix's last 36" large style combination washer-dryer.

Models include CE786 and CE788.

Manual includes full specifications, cycle operations charts, complete troubleshooting and servicing instructions as well as all parts and part numbers.
Combination Washer/Dryers
Published by:
Philco
1958 73 70mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1959-1960 Philco-Bendix Duomatic Washer-Dryer Combination Service Manual
Here is the comprehensive service manual to Philco-Bendix's first 27" compact style combination washer-dryers.

Models include CE792, CE794, CE700, CE702, CE704, CE700U.

Manual includes full specifications, cycle operations charts, complete troubleshooting and servicing instructions.
Combination Washer/Dryers
Published by:
Philco
1960 137 118mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Appliance Manufacturer Magazine - April Home Laundry Issue
Appliance Manufacturer is a fun magazine to read for any collector or enthusiast of vintage appliances, electronics and other vintage home products. This highly entertaining magazine covered the design and manufacturing areas of Major Appliances, Small Appliances, Small Electrics, Radios, Televisions and other electric home products from the mid-20th century.

Of particular interest:

Speed Queen redesigns it's coin-op washers with 14 distinct changes.

Norge changes automatic washers cabinets to zinc clad steel.

Packaged laundry centers by Westinghouse and Hotpoint. Including a Westinghouse Laundromat and sink combo built right over the washer.

Hotpoint drying cabinet.

Hotpoint's high controls and automatic bulk bins that dispense detergent, bleach and softener automatically! I'm not sure if any of these came into full production.
Trade Publications
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Appliance Manufacturer
1960 140 60mb $12.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1959 General Electric Automatic Washer Owners Manual
Here is the complete owners manual and operating instructions to the 1959 line of GE Automatic Washing Machines.

Models Include:
WA-950S, WA-855S, WA-850S, WA-855S, WA-650S, WA-450S
Automatic Washers
Published by:
General Electric
1959 33 27MB $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1959 General Electric Clothes Dryer Owners Manual
Here is the complete owners manual and operating instructions to the 1959 line of GE Dryers.

Models Include:
DA-920S, DA-820S, DA-620S, DA-420S
Clothes Dryers
Published by:
General Electric
1959 21 23MB $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1965 Frigidaire Self-Cleaning Electric Range Tech-Talk Service Manual
In 1965 Frigidaire introduced their very first self-cleaning oven called the Electra-Clean. This is the comprehensive service manual for these first early ranges.

Models include:
RDE-38J and RCIE-39J

Ranges/Stoves
Published by:
Frigidaire
1960 40 31mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1957 Frigidaire Refrigerator Service Manual
Here is the comprehensive service manual to repairing and restoring all 1957 Frigidaire household refrigerators.

Models covered:

Super
SA-81-57
S-80-57
S-104-57
S-124-57

Super Cycla-matic
FS-101-57

De Luxe Cycla-matic
FD-101-57
FD-102-57
FD-120-57

Imperial Cycla-matic
FI-120-57
FI-121-57

Cold-Pantry Cycla-matic
CP-123-57
CP-141-5
Refrigerators/Freezers
Published by:
Frigidaire
1957 60 36mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Blackstone Automatic Washer 350 Owners Manual
Complete owners manual and operating instructions pack with every Blackstone model 350 washer in the mid 1950's.


Automatic Washers
Published by:
Blackstone
1957 28 22mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1942-1952 Frigidaire Electric Range Parts Catalog
Complete parts listing for all 1942 to 1952 Frigidaire Ranges.

Models include: A 6-42, Al-6, B 10-42. B 15-42, B-17. B-17-LL. B-17, BI-17C, B50-42, B 60-42, Bl-60, B 70-42, BC 5-42, BC 6-42, B 50-42, B 60-42, Bl-60, B70-42, BC5-42, BC 6-42, RK-3, RK-3D, RK-3S, RK-4, RK-4D, RK-10, RK-20, RK-205, RK-40, RK-60, RK-70, R-15, R-17, RM-10, RM-17, RM-3, RM-4, RM-27, RM-30, RM-35, RM-65, RM-45, RL-45, RM-75, RO-10, RO-20, RO-20-2, RO-30, RO-35, RO-30-2, RO-35-2, RO-10-2, RO-12, RO-15-S, RO-40, RO-40-2, RO-50, RO-50-2, RO-60, RO-60-2, RO-70, RO-70-2.

Shows all parts and part numbers, including special accessories. Having the manufacturers part number for the part you need is essential for doing internet/eBay searches to locate these rare, no longer available parts. In many circumstances they can be found once you know the part number. This guide is essential for anyone who has any 1938 to 1952 Frigidaire Range.
Ranges/Stoves
Published by:
Frigidaire
1952 179 66mb $7.99

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Thumbnail Image of Download The Hoover Portables
Brochure for Hoover Portable vacuums, model 2204 and 2120.


Vacuum Cleaners
Published by:
Hoover
1972 2 4mb $4.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Kenmore Automatic Washer Owners Manual - 1968 500 and 400 Series
The complete owners manual and operating instructions to all 1968 500, 400 and Portable Washer Series Kenmore Washers.


Automatic Washers
Published by:
Kenmore
1968 36 28mb $4.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Beautiful Philco Predicta, Mastercraft and Deluxe Television Set Brochures
Here are some absolutely gorgeous sales literature brochures for the entire 1960 line of Philco Television sets. Images and specifications are included for each model. B&W brochures are included at the end for what I believe are late '59 models as well.

Predicta models include: Continental, Penthouse, Riviera, Warwick, Carmel, Westwood, Brentwood, Capri and Carousel.

Mastercraft models include: Townhouse, Miss America 21, Miss America 24, Parkwood, Rittenhouse, Monterey, Normandy and Cambridge.

Deluxe models include: Belmont, Amherst, Bristol, Fairfield, Mayfair, Abington, Oxford, Wickford, Hollandale, Winfield, Danbury, Hemington, Brookhaven, Oxford and the Philco Slender Seventeener.
Television
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Philco
1960 38 51mb $6.12
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Thumbnail Image of Download Operating Instructions for Lady Kenmore Electronic Sensor Dryer
Operating Instructions and feature explanation, includes operating the Air Freshener.


Clothes Dryers
Published by:
Kenmore
1966 4 2mb $4.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Frigidaire Tech-Talk Introducing the new Roller-Matic Washer Mechanism
Here is the Tech-Talk service manual GM produced to train service persons on their brand new washer transmission, the Roller-matic mechanism. The Roller-matic was introduced towards then end of the 1964 production line, become standard with the 1965 line.

Sections Include:
Construction
Drive Components
Driven Components
Electrical Circuit Diagnosis
Exploded View-Mechanism

Operations
Agitation Operation
Brake Operation
Safety Clutch Operation
Spin Operation
Schematic-Electrical of Motor Switch
Service Diagnosis Chart

Service Operations
Agitate Wheel, Agitate Wheel Ring-Replacement
Arm, Agitate-Replacement
Bracket, Snubber-Replacement
Driver, Agitate-Replacement
Driver, Spin- Replacement
Mechanism- Removal
Mechanism- Seal Retainer, Mechanism Support Replacement
Motor-Replacement
Roller, Agitate- Replacement
Roller, Spin- Replacement
Seal, Mechanism-Replacement
Shaft, Agitate-Replacement
Spin Wheel and Clutch Assembly, Brake Components, Replacement
Spin Shaft and Bearing Assembly- Replacement
Spin Shaft Housing- Replacement
Spin Shaft Lower Bearing--Replacement
Water Pump- Replacement

Tables
No Resistance Values
No II Wattage Data
No III Torque Requirements- Mechanism
No IV Lo c-Tit e Requirements-Mechanism

Tools
Washer Analyzer
Wiring Diagrams
Automatic Washers
Published by:
Frigidaire
1963 44 34mb $4.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1951 Hotpoint Kitchen and Laundry Catalog
Nice catalog produced by Hotpoint showing off their line of Kitchen and Laundry Appliances.


Full Catalog
Published by:
Hotpoint
1951 8 10mb $4.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1959 Easy Spiralator Washer Brochures
Here are brochures highlighting two models from Easy's 1959 line. The Riviera model ACG and the Holiday model AEG.


Automatic Washers
Published by:
Easy
1959 4 5mb $4.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1988 Full-Size Stacked Washer and Dryer Brochure
Full brochure highlighting Maytag's electronic/touch-pad control stacked washer and dryer. Images and full specifications included.


Automatic Washers & Dryers
Published by:
Maytag
1988 4 4mb $4.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Electrolux Cleaner and Air Purifier and its many uses
Here is a very early Electrolux model XXX owners manual showing how to use this beautiful art-deco cleaner. Includes information on all its attachments and accessories.


Vacuum Cleaners
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Electrolux Vacuum (now Aerus)
1937 24 26mb $4.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Electrical Merchandising Magazine - July 1958
Electrical Merchandising is a fun magazine to read for any collector or enthusiast of vintage appliances, electronics and other vintage home products. This highly entertaining magazine covered the retail sales and merchandising areas of Major Appliances, Small Appliances, Small Electrics, Radios, Televisions and other electric home products from the mid-20th century. This was the Life and Look Magazine of the appliance world, in the same large size 10x13 format.

Index of the July 1958 Issue


Full Page Vintage Ads:
Speed Queen Automatic Washer, Waste King Dishwasher, Hoover Floor Polisher, Hotpoint Trends, Voice of America Record Players, Tide/Proctor and Gamble, Successful Farming Magazine, Frigidaire Wash and Wear Savings Fair, Blackstone Automatic Washer, Grabar, Caloric Spring Promotion, Olympic Hi-Fi, Heil-Quaker Heating, RCA-Whirlpool Combination Washer-Dryer, Maytag Dryers, Syroco Clocks, DuMont Television, Ladies Home Journal, Travel Aire Evaporative Coolers, Amana Refrigerator-Freezers, National Accounting Machines, Good Housekeeping Magazine, Ben-Hur Freezers, Better Homes and Gardens Magazine, Modern Water Softeners, Commercial Credit, Chromalux Electric Range Elements, Oster and Osterizer Blenders, Hotpoint Air Conditioners, Sylvania Hi-Fi, St. Charles Kitchen/Dupont, Philadelphia Bulletin, Grundig-Majestic Hi-Fi, RCA-Whirlpool Gas Ranges, Westinghouse Vacuum Cleaners, General Electric Refrigerator-Freezer, Dexter Wringer and Automatic Washers, Eureka Vacuum Cleaners, Johnson Wax Floor Polisher, Frigidaire Air Conditioners, Philco Transistor Radios, Kelvinator Washer and Dryer, Honeywell Heater Controls, Hamilton Automatic Washer.

Double Full Page Vintage Ad Spreads:
Westinghouse Shape of Tomorrow Appliances, RCA-Whirlpool Vacation Jamboree, Thomas Organs and Hi-Fi Combinations, General Electric Automatic Washer, Universal Coffeematic, New RCA-Whirlpool Refrigeration Center, Atlas Power Lawn Mowers, Fedders Heat Pump and Air Conditioner, RCA-Whirlpool Washer and Dryer, Bissell Shampoo Master, Ingraham Clocks, Porcelain Enamel Institute, General Electric Radios, Gibson Appliances, RCA-Whirlpool Refrigerator-Freezers, Chicago Tribune, Hotpoint Television, Norge Refrigerator-Freezer, RCA Color Television, Westinghouse Television, Admiral Refrigerator-Freezers, Motorola Car Radios, Sylvania Television, York Room Air Conditioners, RCA-Whirlpool Air Conditioners.

3+ Page Vintage Ads or Catalogs:
Hotpoint Appliances, Dormeyer Small Appliances, Philco Automatic Washers, Dryers, Wringer Washers, Refrigerators, Electric Ranges and Air Conditioners, Kelvinator Appliances, Norelco Shavers.

Other Ads:
West Bend, Beldon Electric Cords, Majestic Gas Incinerator, Symphonic Hi-Fi, EZ Clean Air Filters, Cornish Wire, Toastmaster Water Heater, Lamb Electric Motors, Arvin Radios, Stromburg Carlson Hi-Fi, Manitowoc Appliances, Thermador Appliances, Ruton Vacuum Cleaner, Monarch Ranges, Yeats Appliance Dolly.

Featured Articles:
Spotlight-A Quick Look at what's going on, Business Trends, Trends by Region, You Can Sell More Air Conditioners, House Power News, Help Yourself to Good Help, How to train a Kitchen Salesman, He Nets 9% on Kitchens, Builder Sales Aren't So Tough, You'll Be Selling These Kitchens, How to Become a Better Businessman, Dealers are Serious About Kitchens, Who Says the Appliance Salesman is Extinct, Look What this Buffalo, NY Dealer Did with Wringer Washers, Promotion with a French Accent, Nothing Beats a Carnival, 35% on Central Coolers, Trade Report, Fred Maytag II Discuses Artificial Obsolescence, Electric Servants Fair, Consumers Hit the Merchandise Mart's Trade Show, The Housewares Show: Crowds, Products and Prices Explain Why They're Optimistic, It Looks Rosy for Lawn Mowers, How Research Shapes our Future Prosperity, More Shopping Than Buying, Editorial.

Introduction of New Products for 1958 Section - (1 to 5 paragraphs about each product):
Norge Refrigerator Line, Easy Combination Washer-Dryer, Hoover Vacuum Cleaner, Sub-Zero Refrigerator-Freezers, Deep Freeze Freezers, Amana Refrigerators, Manitowoc Freezers, Revco Freezers, Kitchen-Aire Ventilation, Markel Fan, Heetair Baseboard, Lau Fans, Dumont Fans, Broan Wall Heater, Admiral Refrigerator-Freezer, Foster Frypan, Duralux Coffeemaker, Victor Door Chimes, Sunbeam Egg Cooker, Handy Hannan Hair Dryer, Cory Party Chef, Sunbeam Frypan, Universal Floor Polisher, Ronson Hair Dryer, KitchenAid Dishwashers, Brotherized Blender, Fedders Air Conditioners, Philco Air Conditioners, Chico Air Coolers, Thermador Evaporative Cooler, Chill-Air Coolers, Rabar Porta Coolers, Write Coolers, Roper Gas Ranges, GE Telechron Clock, Knibb Ice Cream Maker, Excello Riding Lawn Mowers, Mow Master Lawn Mowers, Jacobson Lawn Mower, Roberton Riding Lawn Mower, Dumont TV and Hi-Fi, Hoffman TV and Hi-Fi, Packard-Bell Radio, DeWald Radio, Admiral Radio, GE Transistor Radios, Webcor Hi-Fi, Philco Hi-Fi, Symphonic Hi-Fi, Admiral Italiana Hi-Fi.
Trade Publications
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Electrical Merchandising
1958 206 109mb $12.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1984 Maytag Jetclean Dishwashers and Food Waste Disposers
Here is a wonderful brochure showing all all of Maytag's great mid 1980's dishwashers. Full images and specifications included.


Dishwashers
Published by:
Maytag
1984 12 31mb $4.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Rebuilding Thor Washer-Dishwasher Transmissions
Here is an excellent service manual to be had by anyone who either has or would like to have a Thor Automagic washer/dishwasher or Thor automatic washer. It is a comprehensive service manual covering the steps to completely repair and/or rebuild the transmission that runs the Thor machines from 1949 thru the mid 1950's.


Automatic Washers
Published by:
Thor
1955 34 15mb $4.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Consumer Bulletin - November 1956 - Gas Ranges and Portable Typewriters
For November of '56 Consumer Bulletin tests full size gas ranges. Brands include: Caloric Ultramatic, Chambers, Detroit Jewell, Florence Custom Deluxe, Kenmore Twin Oven, Magic Chef, Maytag Dutch Oven , Montgomery Ward, Norge, Roper, Tappan and Welbuilt DeLuxe

Other interesting reports in this issue include:

Portable Typewriters ((Erika 10, Everest Jolson, Olympia DeLuxe SM3, Optima Elite 3, Remington Quiet-Riter, Remington TraveiRiter, Royal Quiet DeLux e , Smith-Corona Silent - Super, Underwood Deluxe Quiet Tab and the Underwood Leader).

Car Radiator Ornaments,
Automobile Anti-Freeze,
Amana Refrigerator-Freezer Combination,
Power Chain Saws (13 Brands).
Trade Publications
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Consumer Bulletin
1956 32 28mb $4.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1963 Hamilton Automatic Washer Service Manual
Fascinating service manual for Hamilton's 2nd generation design of Automatic Washers. This mechanical design used for only about 10 years and now these machines are extremely rare. Models highlighted are: 3T3, 93T3, 4T3, S4T3, 5T3.


Automatic Washers
Published by:
Hamilton
1963 36 23mb $4.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1959 General Electric Automatic Washer Service Manual
This is a service manual supplement covering all of the 1959 models for GE Automatic Washers. Models include: WA955, WA950, WA850, WA650 and WA450.

Sections include: Model Feature Chart, Product Descriptions, Specifications, Operation, Electrical Circuits Wiring Diagrams, Timer Control Service, Disassembly and Service.

This manual was meant to be used with the comprehensive Automatic Washer Service Manual.
Automatic Washers
Published by:
General Electric
1959 18 9mb $4.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1952 Blackstone Washer and Dryer Brochures
Here are some great brochures for Blackstone's first generation of automatic washer and dryer. The washer has a mechanical based timer built right into the transmission! Very unique design. Models 250/191.

The Blackstone Model 250 automatic washer is a distinct improvement over previous types. It washes, rinses, and damp-dries automatically - yet it's flexible control permits the operator to take charge at any time. It washes by the accepted agitator principle, is vibration-free, and is designed to match other standard appliances and cabinets.
Automatic Washers & Dryers
Published by:
Blackstone
1952 4 6mb $4.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1957 General Electric Washer-Dryer Combination Brochure
Here is a wonderful brochure with beautiful illustrations and complete specifications of the 1957 GE Combination Washer-dryer.


Combination Washer/Dryers
Published by:
General Electric
1957 4 5mb $4.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download More Glamour - More Beauty - More Utility - GE Kitchen Center Brochure
Here is a brochure highlighting GE's Complete Kitchen Center which includes the Oven, Cooktop, Dishwasher, Sink and Combination Washer-Dryer all in one matching unit.


Full Catalog
Published by:
General Electric
1957 8 8mb $4.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Beautiful 1957 General Electric Mobile Maid Portable Dishwasher Brochures
Here is a wonderful brochure highlighting GE's portable dishwasher from 1957.


Dishwashers
Published by:
General Electric
1957 4 5mb $4.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Maytag Electrical and Mechanical Troubleshooting Guide
This is an indispensable publication for any collector of vintage Maytag automatic washers, dryers, dishwashers and disposers. It contains in-depth charts, diagrams and troubleshooting steps to figure out what needs to be fixed when something goes wrong with you Maytag machine. It was published in 1986 but the general troubleshooting information covers most models from the 1960's and 1980's even if the model isn't specifically mentioned.

Sections include the following:

Introduction:, MAYTAG APPLIANCE TEST METER, General Use, Resistance Measurements, Resistance Valve Charts Automatic Washers Automatic Dryers Dishwashers, Voltage Checks, VOLT-WATTMETER, General Use, Readings Over 2000 Watts, Wattage Charts Automatic Washers Automatic Dryers Dishwashers Disposers, CLAMP-ON AMMETER, General Use, Amperage Charts Automatic Washers Automatic Dryers Dishwashers Disposers, Voltage Checks, MOTOR TEST CORD, General Use Dryer Motor Checks Washer Motor Checks Dishwasher Motor Checks, , , , ,

Automatic Washers:, WILL NOT FILL, Washer Will Not Fill or Spin, Washer Will Not Fill For Wash, But Will Spin, Washer Will Not Fill for a Specific Water Temperature Selection, Washer Will Not Fill For Rinse Cycle, No Cool-Down Fill, Hot and Cold Water Temperatures Reversed Slow Fill, Warm Water Temperature Too Cool or Too Hot Washer Overflows, WILL NOT AGITATE, Fills Okay, Motor Will Not Run Won't Agitate - Burns Belt Won't Agitate - Motor is Running, Agitate a Few Minutes - Then Stops and Starts Filling Again Won't Agitate Delicate Cycle - Fabric-Matic Models Slow Agitation, Agitates Continuously - Timer Won't Advance Spins at Start of Agitation, WILL NOT SPIN, Will Agitate, But Will Not Spin, Washer Tries to Spin - Motor Shuts Off, Slow Pump Out, Slow Spin Acceleration, Spin Continuously - Timer Won't Advance, Washer Continues to Agitate and Spin With Lid Raised, Washer Continues to Spin With Lid Raised - Brake is Not Working, MISCELLANEOUS PROBLEMS, Washer Spins Out Properly on Damp Dry But Advances to Next Cycle - Agitate Dry, Timer Advances Into Next Cycle - Washer Full of Water, Washer Noisy During Agitation, Suction Noise During Agitation, Washer Noisy at Beginning or During Spin, Buzzing Noise During Fill, Washer Noisy at End of Spin (Squealing), Buzzing Noise at End of Cycle - Timer in Off Position Agitator Will Not Stay in Place (Flys Off Agitator Post), Water Pipes Vibrating When Water Shuts Off Clothes Getting Caught Between Tubs or in Pump Clothes Not Coming Clean Washer Goes Off Balance Too Easily, DIVERTER VALVE DIFFICULTIES Washer Won't Save Water Washer Won't Return Water Diverter Valve Noisy When Activated, OIL LEAKS WATER LEAKS, SCHEMATICS models: A106, A107, A108, A207, A208, A308, A408, A608, A806, plus all S Suds-Saver Models.

Dryers:, WILL NOT RUN, Dryer Won't Start or Run, Drive Motor Runs - Drum Won't Turn, Motor Runs a Few Minutes - Motor Overload Protector Opens, Dryer Blows Fuses or Trips Circuit Breaker, WILL NOT DRY, Dryer Won't Heat (Motor Runs), Improper Drying - Clothes Wrinkled, Harsh or Takes Too Long to Dry Clothes, WILL NOT SHUTOFF, Time Dry Models DE91, D106, D107, D110, D210and D308 Auto Dry Models D309, D408, D409, D410, D510 and D610 Won't Shut Off on Air Fluff (D510), Electronic Control Dryers D608, D710, D808 and D810 Dryer Won't Shut Off - Solenoid Never Energizes D608, D808 D710, D810, Dryer Won't Shut Off - Solenoid Energizes, MISCELLANEOUS, Dryer Noisy, Buzzer Too Loud or Too Soft (Auto Dry Models), Buzzer Will Not Buzz at End of Cycle (Auto Dry Models), Buzzer Stays on Too Long or Goes Off Too Quickly (Auto Dry Models), Buzzer Will Not Buzz During Press Care Setting (D610 Dryers), Miscellaneous Pertaining to Electronic Control Dryers (D608, D710, D808, D810) Dryer Shuts Off Before Clothes Are Dry (All Models), Timer Will Not Advance During Permanent Press With Adjustable Press Care (D810) Repeating Chime Does Not Ring - Permanent Press Cycle on All Models Repeating Chime Does Not Sound During Permanent Press With Adjustable Press Care Setting (D810 Dryers), Chime Not Loud Enough Clothes Not Dry Enough, ELECTRICAL SCHEMATICS, "08" Models, "10" Models.


Dishwashers:, WILL NOT PROGRAM (WU900 ONLY), Dishwasher Won't Program, WILL NOT FILL, Dishwasher Won't Fill Dishwasher Won't Fill For Rinse Hot Water Temperature Too Cool Dishwasher Overflows Slow Fill, Water Won't Stay in Dishwasher (Siphoning), Not Enough Water in Dishwasher, WILL NOT WASH, Dishwasher Won't Circulate (Wash), Timer Won't Advance From Wash to Drain, Poor Circulation, Dishes Not Coming Clean, Detergent Cup Will Not Trip, Rinse Dispenser Won't Work, DISHWASHER WILL NOT DRAIN, Won't Drain, Will Circulate Properly Slow Drain, Dishwasher Tries to Drain, Motor Shuts Off on Overload Protector Dishwasher Won't Advance From Drain to Off, DISHES WILL NOT DRY, Dishwasher Won't Dry, MISCELLANEOUS, Dishwasher Leaks Dishwasher Noisy Water Pipes Vibrating, SCHEMATICS.

Disposers: WILL NOT OPERATE, Disposer will not run, MISCELLANEOUS, Water Leaks, Disposer Noisy - Vibration Won't grind, ELECTRICAL SCHEMATICS, FC, FB.
Automatic Washers & Dryers
Published by:
Maytag
1986 173 98mb $11.76
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Thumbnail Image of Download Consumer Bulletin Magazine - July 1960
Consumer Bulletin was a highly respected consumer product information magazine from the 1930's onward. It was the main competitor to Consumer Reports from the 1930's through the 1960's.

Articles on Products and Ratings in this issue include:
  • Grape-Nuts improves its product — by leaving out a few very modern ingredients

  • Refrigerator-freezer combinations
    Nine frost-free and conventional models are included in this report. Brands tested: Amana Free-O-Frost, Frigidaire, General Electric, Kelvinator Foodarama, Leonard, Norge, Philco, Sears Coldspot.

    Both refrigerators and refrigerator-freezers have full-width freezer compartments, and on this account most people do not realize there is a vitally important difference between the two types of appliance. If you contemplate buying, be sure you have a clear idea of the difference between the refrigerator and the refrigerator-freezer, for if you buy a refrigerator when what you really need is a refrigerator-freezer, the results can be very disappointing.

    Some manufacturers have done little to eliminate this confusion or adopt clear standards of nomenclature. Indeed, some refer to both types of appliance as refrigerators; others designate some of their combination appliances as having “zero degree” freezers or “true freezers.” The following definitions should help to dispel some of the confusion which exists in consumers’ minds. continued...

  • The new Comet automobile
    Someone has suggested that the Comet may be the car for those who cannot decide between a full-size car and the compact models, as represented by Corvair, Falcon, Valiant, Rambler American, and Studebaker Lark. Actually the interior of the Comet is larger than the Falcon only in the trunk space, for both cars have the same passenger space dimensions and the same engines. Exteriorly, however, the Comet is bigger; it has a 4½-inch longer wheelbase, is 14 inches longer overall, and is about 115 pounds heavier than the Falcon. The Comet has dual headlamps while those on the Falcon are the older style single headlamps, which in CR’s opinion are preferable. continued...

  • Hedge trimmers
    Reports and ratings of 9 popular brands of hedge trimmers and 2 hedge trimming attachments. Brands tested: Black & Decker, Craftsman, Disston Dragon, Hedgemaster, Hedgshear, Little Wonder, Skil, Sunbeam, Trimmer Boy

    Trimming hedges and shrubbery with a pair of hand-operated hedge shears is a tiresome and time-consuming task. Electric-motor-operated trimmers make light work of the hedge-trimming chore. Even a novice, with a little practice, can turn out a well-trimmed hedge in a fraction of the time—and likewise a fraction of the muscle-weariness—required for hand trimming. There is a certain amount of hazard in using a hedge trimmer, as there is with nearly all power tools, but there is a greater hazard with hedge trimmers than some other tools, because there is no way in which the cutting blades can be guarded. continued...

  • Bargains from abroad
    It is not necessary to take a trip abroad in order to buy foreign bargains. This article tells how you can buy by mail. One of the joys of taking a trip is buying unusual items, or bargains, which can be brought back and displayed as souvenirs or mementos of the happy journey. Many people are not aware that it is also possible to get items from abroad by mail order, not quite so easily as they could buy something from Sears, perhaps, but with no great difficulty either. continued...

  • What pool owners should know
    Safety rules for homeowners with back yard pools

  • Portable electronic flash units
    A report on six of the new models - Brands tested: FR-150, Futuramic Strobonar, Metz Mecablitz, Multiblitz Color SL, Strobomite, Ultrablitz Monojet

    The development of the transistor and the new miniaturization techniques of the electronic industry have been put to good use in the design of the new portable electronic flash guns. Not too many years ago, the electronic flash or “strobe” unit was a bulky and heavy accessory and therefore unwieldy for the amateur photographer to carry and use. The “strobe” units were expensive to buy, and battery costs were high. By contrast, the six flash units discussed in the present article were all reasonably light, relatively inexpensive, and compact, and batteries were relatively low in price. continued...

  • The problem of fallout from nuclear tests
    Consumers’ Research presents the informed opinion of a distinguished physicist in the field of nuclear energy on the vital question of fallout and its dangers. On the topic of nuclear fallout and its dangers, there is a welter of conflicting opinions, and it is most unfortunate that the views expressed often represent publicity-seeking attempts by zealots who have an ax to grind. When scientists seem to disagree on questions of such a fundamental nature, the lay public is not to be blamed for finding itself puzzled and confused, and ready to question, perhaps, the honesty and competence of the scientists concerned. continued...

  • Tight watch bands can impair function of nerves of the hand
    A recent item in The New England Journal of Medicine reports damage to the nerves of a part of one hand which caused numbness of the thumb and the area at its base. Increase in the area of numbness finally caused the patient to resort to medical advice. No cause for the trouble was found, and during the next two months the normal lack of sensation extended to involve the index finger. continued...

  • What’s in a name?
    The product may change and change and change again, but the old name goes on and on - The makers of Cafotan tablets, one of the patent medicines mentioned in our article on “ Painkillers and ‘cold remedies’ ” in the October 1959 Bulletin, have written to Consumers’ Research to say that the Cafotan made today differs in composition from the product which we discussed. As a matter of fact, says Premo Pharmaceutical Laboratories, Inc., the maker, there have been two changes in formulation since the tablets we examined were made.

    Originally Cafotan contained aspirin, phenacetin, caffeine, and quinine sulfate. Although the maker claims that this formulation was discontinued well over 10 years ago, during World War II, this 4-ingredient Cafotan is the kind that Consumers’ Research obtained when we recently acquired samples of various drugs from the current stock of a busy retail drug store. During World War II, according to the maker, quinine sulfate was eliminated from the formula, leaving Cafotan for the time being as a straight “APC” tablet—aspirin, phenacetin, caffeine—not essentially different from dozens of other APC preparations. Then in 1958, Premo made yet another change, substituting sali-cylamide for aspirin. continued...

  • Garden hose—plastic or rubber composition?
    Plastic garden hose is much lighter in weight and more convenient to handle than rubber hose, use of which is now limited mainly to industrial purposes. Consumers’ Research has had several different brands and types of plastic hose in use and allowed them to be exposed to the elements all the year round for some years. Our observation has been that plastic hose is on the whole very satisfactory and has great advantages, particularly for a woman, in its lightness. As there are many brands on the market that are guaranteed for periods up to 12 years, there seems to be no point in attempting to differentiate between the specific brands of makes that carry a guarantee. continued...

  • Devices sold for draining flooded basements
    Two electric-powered pumps and a gadget which uses water power to move waterWant to pump water up to a height of 6 feet at the rate of 300 gallons per hour—without an electric motor or gas engine? Advertisements for the Speedy Drainer seemed to promise such results, but actual performance in tests at Consumers’ Research was much less impressive. continued...

  • Concluding test findings on the new outboard motors



Regular Features Include:
  • The Consumers’ Observation Post

  • Editorial: Are home furnishings advertisers missing the boat?
    Dependability in a household appliance is what women want most. At least that is the view of B. A. Chapman, executive vice president of American Motors Corp., and general manager of the Kelvinator Division. If Mr. Chapman is correct in his analysis, there are a lot of home furnishings advertisers who are throwing away large sums on full pages in what are called the “home shelter” magazines. As a matter of fact, that is just what the foremost trade paper in the field thinks is happening. Reporting an analysis of the full-page advertisements in the April issues of House & Garden, Better Homes & Gardens, and Living, Louis Goodenough noted that something like one third of the ads showed people in formal or semi-formal evening clothes, and commented that in this country we don’t dress for dinner as the British often do. “It’s about time,” he said, that we “have a return to home furnishings that do something for today’s consumer.” continued...

  • Brief cumulative index

  • Listings of Current Phonograph Records

  • Ratings of Current Motion Pictures

Trade Publications
Published by:
Consumer Bulletin
1960 40 32mb $4.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1968 Co-Op-Franklin Automatic Washer Service Manual
Here is a rare service manual for all 1968 Franklin made Cop-Op automatic washers. Sections include specifications, repair diagnosis and procedures, timer sequence charts and wiring diagrams.

All 1968 models included - 8BW, 8BWC, 8XBW, 8GW, 8LW.
Automatic Washers
Published by:
Co-Op
1968 38 19mb $4.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Speakman Showers and Fixtures Catalog
Here is a catalog highlighting some vintage shower heads and fixtures from the early 1950s for both home and industrial use.


Miscellaneous
Published by:
Speakman
1951 8 8mb $4.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Laundry Guide For Your New Automatic Washer
Full owners manual and operating instruction guide for '71 Kenmore automatic washers Series 600, 700 and 17700.


Automatic Washers
Published by:
Kenmore
1971 36 26mb $4.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download A Tale of a Tub
This is an absolutely adorable book produced by the Chicago Museum of Science and Industry for the Tale of a Tub exhibit by Maytag. Descriptions of the exhibit along with Dick and Jane style illustrations are included.


Automatic Washers
Published by:
Maytag
1958 20 34mb $5.99

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