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1980 General Electric Filter-Flo Washers and Dryers Brochure


Published by General Electric in 1980-- Here is a sales brochure highlighting the entire line of 1980 GE Electric Washers, Dryers and Compact Laundry Appliances. Full control panel display images, machines photos and full detailed specifications included for each model.

Appliances highlighted:

Automatic Washers,
Electric and Gas Dryers,
Compact Washer and Dryer


Number of Pages: 6
File Size: 6mb
Download Fee: $3.99

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Thumbnail Image of Download The Maytag Dependables vs the Others
Here is a fascinating look at Maytag Washers and Dryers compared to the other leading brands:

Maytag vs...
Whirlpool/Kenmore
GE/Hotpoint/JC Penny
Frigidaire/White Westinghouse
Speed Queen

Topics include:
Basic Maytag Automatic Washer Features
Comparison of Capacity & Water Usage
Washing Action Comparison
Cabinet Finish Comparison
Hinge Comparison
Service Access Comparison
Low Post Drive
Drive System Comparison
Hose Comparison
Drum Finish Comparison
Air Seal Comparison
Rear Drum Support Comparison
Front Drum Support Comparison
Idler Pulley Comparison
Belt Drive Comparison
Door Insulation Comparison
Heating Element
Air Flow Comparison

Also includes complete information on current models of the time with full specifications and control panel views.
Automatic Washers & Dryers
Published by:
Maytag
1983 34 42mb $5.99
Introductory Price of $3.99


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Thumbnail Image of Download Westinghouse Front Loading Washer Owners Manual model L110
Here is the complete owners manual and operating instructions to the Westinghouse Laundromat automatic washer, model L110.


Automatic Washers
Published by:
Westinghouse
1958 28 14mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Westinghouse Dryer Owners Manual model D110
Here is the complete owners manual and operating instructions to the Westinghouse Laundromat dryer, model L110.


Clothes Dryers
Published by:
Westinghouse
1958 24 12mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Westinghouse Dishwasher Owners Manual
Here is the complete owners manual and operating instructions to all Westinghouse built-in roll-out drawer dishwashers from the late 1950's.


Dishwashers
Published by:
Westinghouse
1958 20 41mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1966 Lady Kenmore Washer Owners Manual
Here is the complete owners manual and operating instructions the first key-board style push-button Lady Kenmore automatic washer. Also includes 800 Series washer.


Automatic Washers
Published by:
Kenmore
1966 34 44mb $6.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Maytag A606 Automatic Washer Operating Instructions and Laundering Guide
Complete operating instructions to Center Dial Maytag Washer model A606. Also included is the Laundering Guide that was packed with all Maytag washers of this era.


Automatic Washers
Published by:
Maytag
1974 32 35mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download General Electric Dispensall Operating Instructions and Users Guide
Complete operating instructions and perfomance/use and care guide to General Electric automatic washer model WWA8508.


Automatic Washers
Published by:
General Electric
1975 22 31mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Frigidaire Cermaic Compact 30 Electric Range Service Manual
Service manual to Frigidaire Ceramic Cooktop and oven electric ranges. Models include: RBE-539C. Complete servicing instructions and wiring diagrams.


Ranges/Stoves
Published by:
Frigidaire
1974 39 33mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Electrical Merchandising Magazine - April 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.


Trade Publications
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Electrical Merchandising
1958 162 97mb $12.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1957 Hotpoint Dishwasher Owners Manual
Let's get acquainted with your new Hotpoint dishwasher book. Full owners manual and operating instructions to the 1957 Hotpoint impeller dishwsaher.


Dishwashers
Published by:
Hotpoint
1957 24 26mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download How to use your new General Electric Washer
Complete Operating Instructions and Use/Care guide to the top-of-the-line 1965 General Electric Automatic Washers.

Models: WA-954Y and WA-959Y.
19 1965 24 34mb $5.99
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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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Thumbnail Image of Download Maytag Merchandiser 1978 Vol 3
Here is a fascinating magazine style publication by Maytag highlighting product features and sales literature.

This issue includes:

What 'ol Lonely has been up to

Clean Clothes the Maytag Way, tells the story of why Maytag automatic washers clean clothes so well.

Maytag Dishwasher TV tie-in ads

Changes in Today's Fabrics

News Shorts

1975 to 1978 Maytag Literature listing

New Dryer Brochure

plus more
Automatic Washers & Dryers
Published by:
Maytag
1978 24 48 mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1958 General Electric Home Laundry Product Man
1958 General Electric Home Laundry Service Manual covering Automatic Washers, Dryers and Combination Washer/Dryers.

GE's Product Man Service Manuals were produced monthly to keep service personnel up to date with new products, appliance specifications, appliance service instructions, troubleshooting procedures, older product repair and parts changes, installation instructions, customer complaints and recommendations, testing procedures, tools for repairs, wiring diagrams, timer charts, appliance history and evolution and other important information regarding their appliances.
Automatic Washers & Dryers
Published by:
General Electric
1958 79 48mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1966 Frigidaire Coin-Operated Washer Service and Parts Manual
Here is the service and parts manual to the first square window Frigidaire commercial washer model WCL with the Super Duty transmission (1010rpm spin). Also covers the very first coin-operated Rollermatic washer, models WCAL, WCAL-M and WCAL-MLP.

Sections include, Cycle of Operation Chart, Specifications, Installation, Service Diagnosis, Service Operations, Complete Mechanism rebuilding instructions, Tools, etc. Full parts list included at the end for all models.
Automatic Washers
Published by:
Frigidaire
1966 110 104mb $12.48
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Thumbnail Image of Download Frigidaire Vintage 1947-1960 Washer and Dryer Parts Catalog
Here is a rare parts catalog showing ALL parts with part picture diagrams to Frigidaire washers and dryers from the earliest models in 1947 through the Mutlimatic years of 1960.

Washer Sections:
Cabinets and Backguards
Control Panels
Electrical Controls and Timers
Unimatic Transmission
Pulsamatic Transmission
Multimatic Transmission
Agitator Parts
Tubs Parts
Outer Tubs and Tub Rings
Water Pump and Water Carrying Parts
Water Mixing Valves
Ready Reference Chart

Dryer Sections:
Cabinets and Backguards
Control Panels
Electrical Controls and Timers
Door Parts
Blower Parts
Filtrator and Filter Parts
Drum and Hanger Parts
Heater Assemblies
Gas Valve Assembly
Ready Reference Chart
Automatic Washers & Dryers
Published by:
Frigidaire
1960 49 38mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Westinghouse Service Beacon
Here are two issues of the Westinghouse Service Beacon magazine, produced for Westinghouse dealers and service personnel.

#1 March-April 1954:

Using the Westinghouse Dishwasher Properly

How to check the 1954 Westinghouse Range Electronic Surface Unit Properly

How to Replace the front motor bearing on Westinghouse 20" Fans

Adjustable Disposer Impellers

New Waste-Away Gaskets


#2 May-June 1954:

Introducing the new 1954 Westinghouse Custom Laundromat Twins and how they differ from others

Lint Wipers added to dryer baskets

Columbus Refrigeration Units

A new replacement bowl for the Westinghouse Cooker-Fryer

How to check the Westinghouse Roasters thermostat

How to get a steam iron ready for use
Miscellaneous
Published by:
Westinghouse
1954 28 46mb $5.52
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1974 General Electric Major Appliance Catalog for Builders
Complete 40 page catalog with images, descriptions and specifications to GE major home appliances.

Sections Include:
Oven Cleaning Systems
Microwave Ovens
30" Americana H-Lo Ranges
Mark 27 Drop-in Ranges
30" and 21" Free Standing Ranges
Built-In Ovens
Built-In Cooktops & Range Hoods
Range and Oven Dimensions
Home Laundry - Washers
Home Laundry - Dryers
Compact Washer and Dryer
Central Air Conditioning and Heating
Built-In Air Conditioners
Refrigerator Freezers
Built-In Dishwashers
Food Waste Disposers
Trash Compactors
Wiring Devices
Major Appliance Distributors

Full Catalog
Published by:
General Electric
1974 40 115mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1964 Frigidaire Flair Range Tech-Talk Service Manual
Very comprehensive service manual for all 1963 and 1964 Frigidaire Flair Models: RDH-630, RCDH-630; RCIH-635, RCDH-640, RCIH-645

Also included are Twin 30 Ranges:
RCDH-637, RCDH-637V, RCIH-639, RCIH-639V

Apartment Range:
RAH-4


Looking for a Use and Care Guide for Frigidaire Flair Ranges? Please see this manual: Frigidaire Flair Owners Manual

Looking for parts information for Frigidaire ranges? Please see Please see this manual: Vintage Frigidaire Appliance Parts Reference Catalog
Ranges/Stoves
Published by:
Frigidaire
1963 160 128mb $9.49
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Thumbnail Image of Download Consumer Bulletin Magazine - June 1959
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:
  • The New Look in Vacuum Cleaners

  • Full discussion and ratings of 17 1959 Vacuum Cleaners

  • Electric Coffee Makers

  • 14 Percolators and the Sunbeam Coffeemaster Vacuum coffee maker, 6 failed electrical tests!

  • Automobile Instrumentation

  • Buying a Man's Washable Suit

  • Viewers for Color Slides

  • Sunglasses

  • Wonder Drugs

  • Sad end to men's dreams of a self-tilling garden

  • Bargains from Europe

  • How to clean a lens



Regular Features Include:
  • The Consumers’ Observation Post

  • Brief cumulative index

  • Listings of Current Phonograph Records

  • Ratings of Current Motion Pictures

Trade Publications
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Consumer Bulletin
1959 40 34mb $4.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Maytag Automatic Washer Parts Catalog
Here is an essential guide to all collectors of vintage Maytag washers. This parts catalog list all parts and related part numbers for all AMP models as well as all of the early Helical Drive Maytag washers. A Complete view of every model through 1961 is shown, including the first all push button Maytag Washer.

Accessories and service tools are also listed, including their part numbers.

This is an invaluable 270 page resource for all Maytag collectors. Having the part numbers is essential in doing internet and eBay searches for rare parts which many times can be found by searching by the part number.

Models include: AM, AMP, A2MP, A3MP, A4MP, 101, 121, 102, 140, 140S, 123, 123S, 130, 131, 131S, 141, 141S, 132, 132S, 142, 142S, 124, 124S, 126, 126S, 160, 160S,125, 125S.
Automatic Washers
Published by:
Maytag
1961 270 82mb $9.84
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Thumbnail Image of Download Electrical Merchandising Week - February 1 1960
In 1960 Electrical Merchandising Magazine had changed over to a weekly tabloid style Newspaper from a monthly magazine. Essentially it is a condensed version of Electrical Merchandising.

Highlights of this issue include the introduction of Maytag's All Push Button washer, Waste King's New Dishwasher Spray Arm, Easy's new bottom of the line washer/dryer combos, KitchenAid's new portable-hand held mixer and an Appliance Store with Built In Features.
Trade Publications
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Electrical Merchandising
1960 32 86mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1962 Kitchen Ideas Book
Here is a general circulation brochure from 1962 that shows many different sample kitchens and their related appliances from General Electric, Hotpoint, Westinghouse, Youngstown Kitchens and a few others.


Miscellaneous
Published by:
NSP
1962 12 42mb $5.04
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Thumbnail Image of Download Appliance Manufacturer Magazine - January 1959 - Westinghouse Program Computer Washer
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.

This issue covers the introduction of Westinghouse's Program Computer Laundromat
Trade Publications
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Appliance Manufacturer
1959 77 102mb $12.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1965 Frigidaire Roller-matic Washer Service Manual
Here is the huge 168 page service manual that introduced the Roller-matic mechanism into Frigidaire Automatic Washers.

Sections include: Information on construction, full explanations of how the new transmission operates in agitate, spin and break periods, timer cycle-of operation charts, full specifications for each model, exploded views, troubleshooting, complete servicing steps, wiring diagrams, installation, showroom display, Control panel styling for all 1965 models and more.

Models include: Models WDA-65, WD-65, WDP-65, WCDA-65, WCDA-65, WCDAR-65, WCD-65, WIA-65, WI-65, WCI-65, WCIR-65 Roller-Matic Washers.

This is a very large file, 127mb, please be patient during down as it may take a while.
Automatic Washers
Published by:
Frigidaire
1965 168 127mb $7.99

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Thumbnail Image of Download Preway Gas Dishwasher Maintenance Manual
Maintenance manual for the very rare Preway Gas Dishwasher model 2530. Shows diagram of machine, full cycle chart, wiring diagram and service procedures.


Dishwashers
Published by:
Preway
1962 26 13mb $3.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Frigidaire Coin-Operated Washer Service and Parts Manual
Here is the service and parts manual to the very first commercial/coin-operated Frigidaire washer for Laundromats and Coin-Laundry Facilities. Sections include, Specifications, Cycle Chart, Service Instructions, Parts Diagrams and Parts List with original part numbers.


Automatic Washers
Published by:
Frigidaire
1959 74 33mb $4.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Sunbeam Cooker and Deep-Fryer Owners Manual
Full owners manual for the Sunbeam Deep-Fryer, includes instructions on how to operate, maintenance information and recommended recipes.


Small Appliances
Published by:
Sunbeam
1952 28 21mb $3.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download The Final Model of the Direct Drive General Electric AW6 Automatic Washers
Here is a brochure for the GE AW6 Automatic Washer, with the direct drive transmission and 1140rpm spin speed. This is the last design before GE switched to a belt drive system in 1951. Images and full specifications included.


Automatic Washers
Published by:
General Electric
1950 2 2mb $3.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Maytag Washpower Automatic Operating Instructions for model A606S
8.5" x 11" operating instruction card that came with newly designed Center-Dial Maytag Washers.


Automatic Washers
Published by:
Maytag
1966 2 2mb $3.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Catalog of Replacement Parts for KitchenAid Dishwasher KD-17
Full parts catalog showing illustrations of all parts along with part numbers. This document makes doing internet searches for vintage parts much easier as you will have the official KitchenAid part numbers.


Dishwashers
Published by:
KitchenAid
1972 16 8mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1960 General Electric Automatic Washer Service Manual
Here is the comprehensive service manual to all 1960 GE Washers. These are the last year of the solid-basket machines and the first year that GE introduced a spin-brake to stop the tub from coasting at the end of the spin cycle.

Models include: WA-1055 WA-1050 WA-953 WA-855 WA-850 WA-755 WA-750 WA-635 WA-630 and WA-450.

Sections include:
Models - Features Chart
Description
General Description And Operation
Full Specifications
Installation Instructions
Disassembly
Transmission Service
Timer/Control Service
Electrical Components
Electrical Circuits
Wiring Diagrams And Schematics
Catalog Information
Automatic Washers
Published by:
General Electric
1960 122 61mb $7.32
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1966 Lady Kenmore Automatic Washer Owners Manual
Here is the beautiful owners manual packed with every 1966 top of the line Lady Kenmore automatic washer.

Also included in the manual is the sections for the 800 series automatic washer as well.
Automatic Washers
Published by:
Kenmore
1966 32 49mb $5.88
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1987 Maytag Jetclean Dishwashers and Food Waste Disposers
Here is a wonderful brochure showing all all of Maytag's great late 1980's dishwashers. Full images and specifications included.


Dishwashers
Published by:
Maytag
1987 8 15mb $3.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Hotpoint Clothes Dryer Operating Instructions
Operating instruction card for dryer model LB245


Clothes Dryers
Published by:
Hotpoint
1962 4 2mb $3.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Gibson Washer and Dryer Brochures
Here are some full brochures with images and specifications for the 1981 line of Gibson washers and dryers. These machines were Franklin style at this time.


Automatic Washers & Dryers
Published by:
Gibson
1981 10 17mb $3.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1950 Kenmore Homart Dishwasher Service Manual
Here is the complete service and parts manual to Sears' very first automatic dishwasher.


Dishwashers
Published by:
Kenmore
1950 23 23mn $4.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1978 GM Frigidaire Cooking Appliances
Full brochure showing off all of Frigidaire's cooking appliances in 1978. Models include the Touch-n-Cook Range and 30" ranges, Twin 30 Ranges, 40" Ranges, Wall Ovens, Cooktops including the Corning model and Microwave Ovens.


Ranges/Stoves
Published by:
Frigidaire
1978 26 22mb $3.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Kelvinator Dishwasher Use and Care Guide
The complete owners manual to Kelvinator D&M style dishwashers.


Dishwashers
Published by:
Kelvinator
1980 12 5mb $3.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1958 Frigidaire Refrigerator Service Manual
Here is the comprehensive service manual to repairing and resotring all 1958 Frigidaire household refrigerators.

Models covered: SA-8-58, S-8-58, D-11-58, D-13-58, FD-104-58, FI-123-58, FI-122-58, CP-125-58, CP-144-58.

Sections highlight:
Specifications,
Construction
Butter, Utility, and Cheese Compartment
Cabinet Shells
Condensate Driers
Door
—Construction
—Latch
—Seal
Door, Freezer
—Adjusting
—Removing
Door, Cabinet
—Adjustment
—Removing
Drier-Filter
Hydrator, Picture Window
Ice Cube Ejector
Insulation
—Acoustical
—Freezer Support
Moist-Minder
Muffler
Seasonal Control Baffle
Cycle Temperature Meter
Description and Operation
Diagnosing and Testing Household Refrigerator
Operation
Food Storage in Refrigerators (Home-Ec)
Installation Instructions
Installation Dimension Chart
Uncrating Instructions
Introduction
Self-Examination
Service Diagnosis
Service Operations
Angle, Cabinet Front Base—Replacement
Butter Compartment—Replacement
Capacitor—Replacement
Collar, Freezer—Replacement
Escutcheon, Cabinet Name Plate—Removing...
Handle, Door—Removing
Ice Ejector—Replacement
Lamp—Replacement
Latch, Food Compartment—Replacement
Molding, Door Opening—Replacement
Motor, Circulating Fan—Replacement
Panel, Base—Replacement
Plaque, Door Handle—Removal
Plate, Cabinet Front Line Cover—Replacement.
Relay—Replacement
Seal, Door—Replacement
Spring, Freezer Door—Adjusting
Strike, Food Compartment Door Latch—
Adjusting
Supports, Rolling Shelf
—Removal on Full Width Rolling Shelves
Switch, Lamp—Replacement
Switch, Thermostatic
—Adjusting
—Replacement
Trim, Cabinet—Replacement
Unit, Component—Replacement
Utility and Cheese Compartment
—Replacement
Tables:
No. I Specification Table
No. II Wattage Data
No. III Back Pressure Data
No. IV Altitude Adjustment
Wiring Diagrams
Wiring Instructions For Showroom Display
Refrigerators/Freezers
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Frigidaire
1958 60 41mb $6.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download The New Generation Washer from White-Westinghouse
Twelve page brochure touting the features and specifications of the White-Westinghouse front loading washer. This is right around the time that Westinghouse changed to White-Westinghouse.


Automatic Washers
Published by:
Westinghouse
1980 12 16mb $3.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Join the Maytag Family
Beautiful brochure highlighting all the wonderful features to Maytag washers, dryers and compacts during the early 1970's.


Automatic Washers & Dryers
Published by:
Maytag
1971 16 14mb $3.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Kelvinator Built-In Range Brochure
This brochure highlights Kelvinator's built-in oven and cooktops from the mid 60's. Full images and specifications included.

Models include: KRO-6, KRO-6R, KRO-4 and KRO-2.
Ranges/Stoves
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Kelvinator
1963 6 7mb $3.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1957 Dexter Washing Machine Brochure
This adorable brochure from Dexter helps prospective buyers decided whether to buy a Automatic Washer, Wringer Washer or Double-Tub Wringer washer. Gives situations when each would be a best machine to have. The rare Dexter automatic washer is seen as well.

All Dexter laundry products at this time were produced by Philco.
Automatic Washers
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Dexter
1957 16 7mb $3.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Hotpoint Electric Range Brochures
Hotpoint electric range brochures from the 1950 and 1951 lines. Images and full specs on each.


Ranges/Stoves
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Hotpoint
1951 12 15mb $3.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Instructions For Changing a Whirlpool Convertible Dishwasher into a Built-In Model
Instructions to change a portable Whirlpool dishwasher into an undercounter dishwasher.


Dishwashers
Published by:
Whirlpool
1965 2 1mb $3.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1965 Frigidaire Roller-matic Washer Service Manual
Here is the huge 168 page service manual that introduced the Roller-matic mechanism into Frigidaire Automatic Washers.

Sections include: Information on construction, full explanations of how the new transmission operates in agitate, spin and break periods, timer cycle-of operation charts, full specifications for each model, exploded views, troubleshooting, complete servicing steps, wiring diagrams, installation, showroom display, Control panel styling for all 1965 models and more.

Models include: Models WDA-65, WD-65, WDP-65, WCDA-65, WCDA-65, WCDAR-65, WCD-65, WIA-65, WI-65, WCI-65, WCIR-65 Roller-Matic Washers.

This is a very large file, 127mb, please be patient during down as it may take a while.
Automatic Washers
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Frigidaire
1965 168 127mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download New Easy Riviera Automatic Washer Use and Care
Here is a rare owners manual and operating instructions for the Easy's middle-of-the-Line washer in the early 60s. Models ABK.


Automatic Washers
Published by:
Easy
1960 12 9mb $3.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download The New Naturals
Beautiful sales literature brochure highlighting the new colors in the GE appliance line.

In the 1950s, General Electric was first with Mix-and-Match, an innovative color concept that allowed homemakers to combine pastel appliance shades for an exciting, modern look. In the 1960s, GE was first to bring you Harvest and Avocado, the trend-setting decorator colors that brought kitchens alive with rich new tones. And now, GE is first again with The New Naturals, the widest range of colors ever offered by General Electric.

Now you can get the natural look with the all-new appliance color Almond, a subtle shade that blends beautifully with almost any other color. Or choose one of the five other New Naturals, all in a high-gloss finish and all designed for maximum decorating versatility: Coffee, Fresh Avocado, Harvest Wheat, Onyx, and Snow.

Full Catalog
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General Electric
1976 16 14mb $3.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download The GE Review
The GE Review was an engineering magazine created to report on the advances of technology of the time, including advances in Home Appliances.

Articles in July 1952 issue...


Editorial: The Fourth of July

New Switchgear Laboratory Goes into Operation
Late last month on the flatlands of southwest Philadelphia, GE’s new high-capacity switchgear development laboratory was officially dedicated. With Company spokesmen looking ahead to an annual U.S. power consumption of possibly a trillion kw-hrs by 1965—more than triple the amount now being used—the new laboratory will aid in the development of switch- gear of higher ratings to keep pace with this phenomenal growth. continued…

Engineering the Automatic Washer
The automatic clothes washer is a simple device—to the housewife. She throws in the laundry, sets a control dial, and goes about her telephoning. A short time later she removes the laundry—washed and damp-dried.

Simply stated, the function of a domestic washing machine is to get the laundry clean, rinse out the detergent, and extract most of the water. For a third of the century these operations were performed with a machine in which the laundry was manually lifted from the tub and fed through a water- extraction device. Most of these devices were wringers, powered by the washing- machine motor. A limited number were the centrifugal-extraction type using the same or a separate tub. continued…

Stopping Ships
Even with modern navigating and communication aids there are times when things get out of hand and a collision ol ships appears imminent. The need for meeting this situation—rare though it may he—has an influence on the design of ships’ power plants.

Most large and fast ships are powered bv a steam turbine that drives the propeller through suitable gearing and shafting. The astern power that is used for stopping a ship is provided by a comparatively small separate section of the main turbine. The question immediately arises as to why the astern element can’t be given the same power as the ahead element. Well, it can. The simplest arrangement would he another turbine of the same size geared to drive the propeller backwards. continued…

Ferromagnetography
Contrary to general belief printing did not originate with Gutenberg; to the ancient Chinese belongs the credit. They made engravings—used mainly for printing on silk cloth—by carving figures out of wooden blocks. Later, around 1120 BC. they introduced wooden blocks of movable type.

Modern printing, on the other hand, began in the middle ages—about the year 1423. It was during this period that Johann Gutenberg, a German stonemason, had the idea of printing with movable type. So he set about his skill, cutting alphabets out of small wooden blocks to be used for typesetting. A friend advised him to use metal instead of wood, since it wouldn’t wear out so easily. This he did. As you can imagine, this task required many years and a large expenditure of money. He financed his operations by borrowing money on the type he’d already completed. Then, to prove to his creditors and the many cynics the worth of his efforts, he completely reproduced the Bible in print. continued…

Cool Breezes — Story of the Electric Fan
Fans preceded written history by many centuries. Some of the most ancient known fans were those of the Chinese dating back to 3000 BC. And ceremonial fans were used in 1700 BC by the reigning monarchs of Egypt and Assyria. Some thousand years later the "punkah" —a hand-swung lightweight ceiling-suspended fan—was introduced in India, and even today is still in use there.

From exquisitely made folding tans of the Japanese, followed by 17th century Paris creations of surpassing beauty, we come to the practical palm-leaf type and simpler folding fans of grandmother’s day.

It’s not possible to give the exact age of the electric fan—the youngest member of the ancient family of fans. But the earliest record of a U.S. patent awarded for an electric fan was in 1854. This was a ceiling-suspended assembly of several large fan blades, each hinged along one edge to a horizontal rotating arm driven by a battery-operated motor. Arms on the blades struck projections causing the blades to vibrate and thus agitate the air. continued…

Longer Life for Dry-type Transformers
Improvements in dry-type power transformers and their insulations is a good example of how electrical engineers are continually making progress in lengthening the life span of electric equipment and increasing its endurance to higher temperatures.

For many years insulations known as Class A were about the only ones available to the transformer designer. These insulations consisted of materials such as cotton, silk, or paper—impregnated with organic varnishes to give them additional mechanical and electrical strength. They were used in a medium of mineral oil or air. Such insulations were relatively inexpensive but a maximum allowable temperature limit of 105 C was necessary for reasonable life. continued…

The G10 Germanium Rectifier
In 1886 a German chemist by the name of Alexander Winkler found an unknown metal sulfide and isolated the element which he called germanium. It has a shiny metallic appearance, is extremely hard and brittle, and is recovered as a by-product in the smelting and refining of zinc ores.

Because germanium falls into group four of the periodic table, it has some of the chemical characteristics of the elements on either side of it. Germanium is both an electrical conductor and an electrical insulator, depending on its temperature, and is classed as a semiconductor. continued…

Nylon for Bearings and Gears
Although nylon is generally associated with such decorative items as stockings and sweaters, we have found that its versatility extends well into the fields of bearings, gears, and other workaday applications.
Nylon is tough at low7 temperatures, is resistant to abrasion, has strength in thin sections, is light in weight, has certain self-lubricating qualities, and is resistant to many chemicals. Properties are given in the table on the opposite page. Exact characteristics and specifications can be found in the literature put out by the manufacturers of nylon molding powders.

Bearing Tests - Of interest to design engineers is published data that shows the effect of wear on nylon when used as a bearing material. Results of tests using nylon against nylon, steel, and brass under various loads and speeds, and with various lubricants, are given on page 35. As you may suspect, the lowest rates of wear are found when nylon is run against nylon in a dry condition, as well as when nylon is run against steel lubricated with SAE 10 oil. When nylon is rubbed against brass, the metal flakes off and contaminates the hearing surface. continued…

The Unit Cost of Light
There’s more to figuring the cost of a lighting system than adding up the prices of fixtures, installation, and electricity. A tabulation of over-all annual costs that the customer may expect to pay appeals to the businessman, because it is expressed in his own language. Rut further analytical cost studies of operating and maintenance methods and lamp efficiencies may show you the way to worth-while savings or better lighting for the same expenditure.

To help you along this economic pathway a relatively simple formula has been devised. It is referred to as the "unit cost of light” method. In its most flexible form it deals with the raw light as generated by the lamps in just one fixture. Then, once the unit cost of light in dollars per million lumen hours is known, you can easily apply it to a specific installation if over-all costs are also desired. continued…

Added Kick for Turbojet Engines
Getting an 80-ton airplane into the air in a matter of seconds is no easy job. The problem is one of providing more than normal maximum thrust or "kick” at take-off. In the case of B-45 and B-47 jet bombers, their power plants (J-47 turbojet engines—one is shown on the adjacent page) were equipped with combustion-chamber water-alcohol injection systems for augmenting thrust.

Variations of these systems boost the take-off thrust from 15 to 25 percent or higher. As a result, heavy jet-powered aircraft can take off from minimum- length runways with maximum safety. continued…

Are We Ready for Railroad Electrification in the U. S.? .
Admittedly, widespread electrification in I lie United States is not just around the corner. Rut there is an element in the cost of railroad electrification and in the success of operation through the ensuing years that can not be settled too soon. This all-important factor is standardization. And standardization is so important primarily because it permits repetitive manufacture. Standardization, of course, offers other advantages that may be more familiar, but every day brings new evidence that a custom-designed article built in a job shop cannot compete with a highly engineered item produced under conditions of repetitive manufacture.

It is time for all who may have a hand in railroad electrification in the United States to start sifting out the alternatives and to find agreement on what may be the standard system of electrification in this country. Let us speak briefly about the prospects of electrification and [hen expand the theme of standardization. continued…

A Brightening Outlook - When will we see railroad electrification resumed in the United States? The answer depends largely on costs, with the cost of fuel or energy being a big part of the expense of locomotive operation.

When we compare the cost of diesel fuel with the cost of purchased electric power at the figures current today, we find them roughly equivalent. We are speaking, of course, of gallons of fuel oil or kilowatt-hours of electricity at the locomotive. As long as power costs in these two forms are even approximately equal, it is obvious that the diesel- electric locomotive with its lower investment is the correct answer for new installations. At the same time this approximate equality tells us that extensive electrified systems already installed should continue to be operated. continued…

New Safeguard for Protective Coatings
You can best define a plastics material as a synthetic organic substance. At some stage of production it’s plastic— capable of being shaped; or liquid— capable of being cast. Furthermore, it’s either thermoplastic or thermosetting. If thermoplastic, it softens under heat and can he remolded. If thermosetting, it sets under heat and can’t be remolded.

Phenolic materials are thermosetting plastics. And from practically the outset of the industry they’ve enjoyed an ever- expanding market. They take many and various forms. Probably the most familiar to you are radio cabinets, telephone handsets, buttons, tube bases, mechanical parts, and so on. continued…

Dollar-sign Engineering
The photo sequence beginning on the next page will show you how a value analyst operates—step by step—on a typical project. Here, it’s the timer for the automatic clothes washer. Because space doesn't permit us to show the results of the analysis on every part of the timer, we have selected one part as being typical. (In the actual project more than 30 individual parts of the timer were analyzed for value.)

It should be emphasized that nothing was wrong with the timer when we approached the Value Analysis Unit and requested a survey. The timer operated satisfactorily and costs were in line with similar products. But. as is the case with far-sighted management, they wanted to see if it wasn’t possible to further eliminate any unnecessary costs. continued…

Moisture vs Rubber Insulation
Although rubber compounds are used to waterproof such everyday items as overshoes, raincoats, and garden hoses, rubber compounds in general can’t be considered waterproof when used as an insulation for wire and cable.

What works on raincoats may not work on cables—the basic differences are: length of exposure; effect of moisture on the electrical properties. Cables insulated with rubber compounds must withstand years of continual exposure with a consequent absorption of moisture. And moisture absorption has proved to be a contributing factor in cable failures. continued…
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