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1961 Franklin Automatic Washer Service Manual


Published by Franklin in 1961-- Complete 74 page service manual to all Franklin automatic washers. Models include AIB, AIC, AID, AIE, AIF, AIJ and AIK.

The purpose of this manual is to assist the servicer by giving them the proper knowledge that he may correctly carry out the following important points which lead to good customer relation.

A. How to correctly uncrate the Automatic Washer.

B. How to correctly install the machine.

C. How to correctly instruct the customer of its use.

D. How to correctly dismantle and reassemble machine.

E. How to diagnose and correct service reports which they might encounter.

Throughout this manual we will not refer to your individual models but will cover all variations by referring to factory model numbers which are contained in the serial number found on the serial plate of each machine. Example: XAIB-YZOOO. The letters AIB or second, third, and fourth letters and digits will indicate the factory model numbers.


Number of Pages: 72
File Size: 39mb
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Thumbnail Image of Download Appliance Manufacturer Magazine - July 1957
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:

Very cool article on GM Frigidaire appliance designers and how they work together in an atmosphere of creativeness.

Maytag introduces their Halo-of-Heat dryer.

GE Kitchen Center wins awards for GE designers and engineers.

Surprising number of new appliances at Chicago Summer Market show.
Trade Publications
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Appliance Manufacturer
1957 106 140mb $12.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1977 Hotpoint Appliances Catalog
Here is a complete product catalog from Hotpoint showing their complete line of major appliances.

Photos, descriptions and detailed specifications are included.
Full Catalog
Published by:
Hotpoint
1977 52 83mb $9.96
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1956 Philco Agitator Automatic Washer Service Manual
Here is the comprehensive service manual to all Philco agitator washers, pre-Automagic models.

Models include: W266, W264, W262, W268.

Sections include: Installation, Specifications, Major Assemblies, Service Procedures, Wiring Diagrams, Troubleshooting, Supplement model information.
Automatic Washers
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Philco
1956 41 24mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1956 Bendix Front Loading Automatic Washer Service Manual
Here is the comprehensive service manual to all 1956 Bendix automatic washers.

Models include: WFG-D.

Sections include: Cabinet, Clothes Door, Electrical Circuits and Cycles, Electrical Controls, Installation, Latch, Motor, Pump, Transmission, Specifications, Suspended Unit Assembly, Service Procedures, Water Inlet, Water Control.
Automatic Washers
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Bendix
1956 41 29mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1957 General Electric Dishwasher Service Manual
Complete service manual to 1957 General Electric built-in roll-out dishwashers.

Models include: SU80P and SU60P.

Sections include: Introduction, General Information, Specifications, Washing Process, Food Soils, Stain Removal, Service Quality of Dinnerware, Operations, Capacity, Detergent, Running the Dishwasher, Operating Cycle, Component Parts, Wiring Diagrams, Installation, Servicing, Troubleshooting and Parts.
Dishwashers
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General Electric
1957 79 64mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1973 Waste King Dishwasher Service Manual
Here is the comprehensive service manual to servicing most of the 1970's Waste King dishwashers. Updates through 1977 are included in this manual.

Models include: 410, 511,510, 575, 610, 711, 710, 777, 750, 878, 810, 811, 910, 911, 950, 979

Sections include full troubleshooting, repair, how to test and wiring diagrams.
Dishwashers
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Waste King
1973 63 47mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Electrical Dealer Magazine - January 1955
Electrical Dealer Magazine 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.

Highlights of this issue, including Norge, Whirlpool, Speed Queen and Hamilton Laundry ads...

Sales And Profit Outlook For '55
1955 Selling Schedule
Trade-Ins
Personalized Selling
Is Discount Selling Losing Its Punch?
What The Public Thinks About Discounting
The Winner: The Man Who Stays In Business
Mathematics Of Price Cutting
Margins, Franchises, and Fair Trade
"Sales Will Rise For Those Who Work"
Captive Election Audience Sees New Line
Complete Food Plan Training Pays Off
Check And Counter Check
They Call It 8 to 5
His Automatic Washers Speak
Contact Plan Produces TV Sales Daily
Selection And Color Boost White Goods Sales
Sales Clinic
News And Trends
New Products Section
News Of The Month
Trade Publications
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Electrical Dealer
1955 112 106mb $12.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1970 Frigidaire Skinny-Mini Washer Dryer Service Manual
In 1970 Frigidaire introduced the world's very first all-in-one stacked washer/dryer unit. It was called the Skinny-mini and used a one piece plastic molded agitator and tub combination referred to as an "agi-tub".

Here is the Tech-Talk service manual to the very first of these models.

Models include: LCT-2 and LCT8-2.
Automatic Washers & Dryers
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Frigidaire
1970 99 75mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1962 Whirlpool Automatic Washer Owners Manual
Full Owners Manual and Use/Care guide to 1962 Whirlpool Automatic Washers


Automatic Washers
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Whirlpool
1962 20 19mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1950 Westinghouse Laundromat Automatic Washer Owners Manual
Complete owners manual and operating instructions to Westinghouse Laundromat washers models L-5 and RL-1.


Automatic Washers
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Westinghouse
1950 44 28mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1960 Frigidaire Washer and Dryer Fold-Out Brochure
Here is a sales literature brochure from Frigidaire in a fold-out format for their entire line of Washers and Dryers in 1960. Brochure is scanned at super high resolution of 600dpi. All models from 1960 are included.


Automatic Washers & Dryers
Published by:
Frigidaire
1960 2 38mb $4.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1963 Frigidaire Refrigerator-Freezer Tech-Talk Service Manual
Here is the comprehensive service manual to all 1963 Frigidaire Refrigerators. Models include:

S-10-63, D-10-63, DA-12-63, D-12-63, D-14-63, FD-11-63, FDS-13T-1, FD-13T-63, FI-13T-63, FPDS-14T-1, FPD-14T-63, FPD-14B-63, FPI-14T-63, FPI-14B-63, FPI-16B-63.
Refrigerators/Freezers
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Frigidaire
1963 124 81mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1965 General Electric Dishwasher Use and Care Guide
Complete owners manual from approximately 1965 to GE Dishwasher model SD400.


Dishwashers
Published by:
General Electric
1965 12 7mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1973 General Electric Dishwasher Use and Care Guide
Complete owners manual from approximately 1973 to GE Dishwasher model SD300-SD370 and portable dishwasher model SC670.


Dishwashers
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General Electric
1973 16 12mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1959 Easy Automatic Washer Service Manual
Here is the service manual introducing the very first Velva-Power Easy Washers. The 1959 Easy Automatic Washer series Golden Regent and Riviera. Models ADK and ABK.

Sections include full specifications, Installation, Operating Instructions, Cycle of Operation Charts, Tools, Dismantling, Reassembly, Replacement of Parts, Adjustment, Troubleshooting Charts and Wiring Diagrams/Schematics.

The 1959 Automatic Washers Models ADK and ABK are equipped with a completely new, revolutionized, sealed transmission. This new "Velva Powered" transmission (equipped with a direct drive motor) has been thoroughly field tested commercially and in homes. It requires no belts, pulleys, solenoids, or other devices, such as "cut off" switches.

The limited out-put torque clutch in the transmission accomplishes two definite purposes. It permits gradual acceleration of the wash tub without overloading the motor and controls the spin speed, preventing the tub from reaching high r.p.m. when subjected to extremely unbalanced loads, eliminating the need for any cut-off device. An internal brake applied automatically at the end of the cycle allows the spin tub to come to a smooth gliding stop.

Automatic shifting from agitation to spin is accomplished by means of a two-speed, heavy duty, reversible, :Y3 H.P., 115 V., 60 cycle motor. An overload protector built into the motor prevents motor "burn-out."

A completely new type of discharge pump directly driven by the motor further eliminates pulleys and belts.

Automatic Washers
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Easy
1959 48 38mb $4.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1962 Blackstone Automatic Washer Service and Parts Manual
Comprehensive service manual to 1962 Blackstone automatic washers models WAD-62-82 and WAD-62-92.

Sections include: Descriptions, Specifications, Timer Cycle Diagrams, Inspection, Uncrating, Installation, Service of Cabinet, Tub and Tank Assemblies, Service of Electrical Systems, Service of Mechanical Systems, Troubleshooting and full parts manual.
Automatic Washers
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Blackstone
1962 60 30mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1975 Frigidaire 1-18 Washer Tech-Talk Service Manual
Here is the complete and comprehensive service manual to all full size Frigidaire automatic washers.

Models include: WCDA, Wl, WCD, W2, WIA, W4, W22, WCI

Sections include: Full specifications, timer cycle charts, Construction, Operation, Testing, Installation, Service Diagnosis/Troubleshooting Charts, Washer Analyzer, Service Procedures, Mechanism Service, Wiring Diagrams, Cycle Sequence/Timer cam charts and Schematics, Home-Ec Talk.
Automatic Washers
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Frigidaire
1975 96 77mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1975 Frigidaire 1-18 Dryer Tech-Talk Service Manual
Here is the complete and comprehensive service manual to all full size Frigidaire automatic dryers from the mid 1970s.

Models include both gas and electric: DA, DCD, DIA, DCI, D1, DAG, DCDG, DIAG, DCIG, DG1

Sections include: Full specifications, Resistance Values, Operating Temperatures, Introduction, Features, Safety Features, Construction, Operation, Installation, Service Diagnosis Charts, Complete Serving, Wiring Diagrams and Schematics, Home-Ec Talk.
Clothes Dryers
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Frigidaire
1975 79 62mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Owners Manual to the Very First Frigidaire Range
Dated October 1937 here is a rare find, it's the Owners Manual Book to Frigidaire's very first electric range introduced for the 1938 model year.


Ranges/Stoves
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Frigidaire
1938 68 36mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download How To Troubleshoot a TV Receiver
This is a wonderful 155+ page primer book in learning how to fix and restore vintage tube black/white Television sets from the 1940's thru the early 1960's. It was the very first book I read when I began working on restoring vintage television sets myself.

Chapters include...
1 Getting the Most Out of TV Service Data
2 TV Receiver Sections
3 Tools, Equipment, and Accessories
4 Preliminary Observations and Checks - The Troubleshooting Approach
5 Use of Test Patterns and Cross-Hatch Patterns in Troubleshooting
6 Controls and Their Adjustment
7 Tubes and Tube Checking
8 The Dead Receiver
9 Interpreting Raster or Picture Distortion
10 Sound Troubles
11 Physical Aspects of TV Troubleshooting
12 Index
Television
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Library
1958 159 72mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download TV Guide - September 4, 1953
A complete early issue of TV Guide from 1953. New York City edition. A fascinating look at early television.

Copyright information: This issue had fallen into the public domain as of September 1981. Original copyright registration number B432661 was not renewed by publisher and lack of renewal was verified with copyright office.
Television
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TV Guide
1953 72 78mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Electrical Merchandising Magazine - July 1953
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.

This issue is dedicated to early automatic dishwashers. Complete history is shown including the how the GE and Hotpoint Dishwasher evolved from the Walker dishwasher company. The Westinghouse from the Conover Dishwasher and early images of Hobart's KitchenAid dishwashers. Then a thorough explanation, images and feature charts of all available home dishwashers in 1953. A another story on early Dishwasher Detergents also makes for a fascinating read.

Trade Publications
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Electrical Merchandising
1953 226 121mb $12.99
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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
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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
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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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Here is the complete training guide produced by Norge for their 1966 line of large capacity automatic washers. Sections include: specifications, cycle and water usage chart, parts and descriptions along with complete servicing information.


Automatic Washers
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Norge
1966 63 49mb $5.88
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Thumbnail Image of Download Early Frigidaire Dryer Service Manual
Here is the earliest Frigidaire dryer service manual that we have found. Frigidaire didn't actually produce their own dryers until 1952. Before they were all electric models made for them by Hamilton. This covers all the early pre-Filtrator Hamilton made Frigidaire Dryers. Models: TJ-60, TJ-61, TO-60, TO-61.


Clothes Dryers
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Frigidaire
1949 17 14mb $4.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Hoover Electric Fry Pans Brochure
Brochures highlighting the different kinds of Electric Fry Pans available from Hoover.


Small Appliances
Published by:
Hoover
1975 4 10mb $4.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Hotpoint Air Conditioner Brochures
Styling, Feature and specification brochures for the 1957 Hotpoint AC line.


Air Conditioners
Published by:
Hotpoint
1957 10 25mb $4.99
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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
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Blackstone
1957 28 22mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1958 Frigidaire Dryer Service Tech-Talk
Full and comprehensive service manual to all 1958 Frigidaire dryers, both Filtrator and Air-Flow. Goes into how the filtrator system works, plus full in-depth specifications and repair information for all models.

Models include: DCI-58, DI-58, DDP-58, DD-58, DS-58
Clothes Dryers
Published by:
Frigidaire
1958 32 25mb $4.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1952 General Electric Dishwasher Product Man
1952 General Electric Service Manual covering Dishwashers, Disposalls and Metal Kitchen Cabinet Assemblies.

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.
Dishwashers
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General Electric
1952 133 66mb $7.92
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Thumbnail Image of Download Assorted Small Appliances Dealer Catalog
Great brochures from a dealer catalog of small appliances and clocks.

Products Include:

Hamilton Beach Mixer

Hamilton Beach Mixette hand Mixer

Wearing Blendors: Deluxe, Chrome, Standard, Duo-Speed and Hand Mixer

Cory Vacuum Coffee Maker, Cory Electric Knife Shapener

Toastmaster Super Deluxe Toaster and Toaster 1B14

Fryrette Deep Fryer

Robeson Percolator Coffee Makers Crown, Princess, Avalon and Copper Classic Models

Durabilt Traveling Irons

Westclox Moonbeam Electric Alarm Clock, Sphnix, Big Ben, Greenwich, Logan, Electric Switch and Bantam Desk Clocks, Melody, Belfast, Orb and Monitor Commercial Electric Wall Clocks.

Lux Swinging Bird, Bobbing Bird, Colorful Clown and Rudolph Red Nose Clocks, Lux Minute-Minder Timers, Lux Claridge, Harvester, Chilton, Spinning Wheel, Fairview and Grist Mill Clocks

Seth Thomas Clocks, Rudder, Glance, Cathay, Belwyn, Accent, Poise, Sharon, Lynton, Filedston, Dynaire, Buckingham, Baxter, Northbury, Legacy, Kenbury, Medbury, Brookfield, Pippin, Homestead, Plaza, Manager clocks.

Arvin Portable Electric Heaters
Small Appliances
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Generic Catalog
1954 32 81mb $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
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Frigidaire
1963 16 34mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1974 Norge Dishwasher Brochures
Here are some wonderful brochures showing the very rare Norge dishwasher, both built-in and portable models highlighted. Models included: KDU2420A, KDU2430A, KDU2440A, KDU2460A, KDU2480A, KDP2420A, KDP2430A, KDP2450A, KDP2480A.


Dishwashers
Published by:
Norge
1974 12 7mb $4.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1976 Kenmore Dishwasher Use and Care Guide
Complete guide to Kenmore Built-in and Portable Dishwasher models: 587.761000 and 587.760212.


Dishwashers
Published by:
Kenmore
1976 7 6mb $7.00
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1973 Hotpoint Washer Operating Instructions Card
Operating instruction card for solid-tub Hotpoint middle-of-the line- Automatic Washers.


Automatic Washers
Published by:
Hotpoint
1973 4 2mb $4.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download How to use your new Lewyt Model 77 on Big Wheels
Here is everything that came packed with a brand new model 77 Lewyt vacuum cleaner in 1955. Owners manual and operating instructions, Work saving accessories that make your housework easier, How to use your Lewyt accessory racks and the card that was placed around the "Power Dial".


Vacuum Cleaners
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Lewyt
1955 23 18mb $4.99
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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
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Consumer Bulletin
1960 40 32mb $4.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1980 Jenn-Air Electric Range Brochure
Here is a brochure highlighting the cooking products of Jenn-Air. Built-in, cooktops and free-standing ranges included.

Images and full specifications included on each product.
Ranges/Stoves
Published by:
Jenn-Air
1980 4 5mb $4.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Wonderful 1958 Maytag Dryer Brochures
Beautiful brochures highlighting Maytag's '58 line of automatic dryers, both gas and electric along with air-flow and condenser models. Full images and specifications for each model. Models include: 641W, 641C, 741C, 67C and 77C.


Automatic Washers
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Maytag
1958 11 16mb $4.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Long Famous Dependable Maytags
Absolutely beautiful glossy brochure for the newly redesigned Maytag Wringer Washer line. Brochures list all models available, both electric and gas engine. Also included is the Operating Instructions Manual from the 1970s for the Maytag wringer washer models E2 and N2.


Wringer Washers
Published by:
Maytag
1966 12 17mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Norge Solid-Tub 1965 Automatic Washer Training Guide
Here is the complete training guide produced by Norge for their 1965 line of standard capacity automatic washers. Sections include: complete specifications for each model, cycle and water usage chart, parts and descriptions along with complete servicing information. Models highlighted: AWF-2210, AWF2211, AWF-1220, AWF1221, AWF-2240, AWF2241, AWF-2230, AWF2231, AWF-1210, AWF1211, AWF-2220 and AWF2221.


Automatic Washers
Published by:
Norge
1965 95 48mb $5.76
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Thumbnail Image of Download Lets Cook Up a Wash from Norge
Here is a fabric and washing guide given with new Norge automatic washers in the late 50's.


Automatic Washers
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Norge
1958 23 6mb $4.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Philco Wringer Washer Brochure for 1965
Wonderful advertising brochure for Philco wringer style washers. Includes both single tub modes as well as the dual tub Philco Twinamatic, "does the whole job at one time".


Wringer Washers
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Philco
1965 2 4mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Instructions for your new Hoover Electric Floor Washer-Dryer
Full owners manual and operating instructions for the Hoover Floor Washer. This machine was the 1960's version of the more modern Floor Mate.


Vacuum Cleaners
Published by:
Hoover
1961 12 10mb $4.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Daytons Semi-Annual Home Sale
Typical sales catalog of a classic major American regional department store in the 60s. Unlike today the department stores sold everything for the home. Among other things this catalog features furniture, major appliances, small appliances, vacuums and televisons.


Store Catalog Pages
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Daytons
1969 32 37mb $4.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Frigidaire Service Tech-Talk 1955 Dishwashers
When Frigidaire introduced it's first dishwasher in '55 they produced this comprehensive service manual. Includes images, cycle chart and full specifications for each model, complete descriptions of how the machine works and complete service information for entire machine. Models included: DWV-8U, DWV-8F, DWV-8P.


Dishwashers
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Frigidaire
1955 40 31mb $4.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Easy Cavalier and Holiday Automatic Washer Service Manual Supplement
The complete service manual supplement for Easy Automatic Washers models ASH and AEH.

Sections include:
Uncrating and Inspection,
Cabinet Dimensions,
Specifications,
Installation,
Cycle of Operation Charts for Full and Partial Loads,
Operation Chart,
Dismantling and Reassembly,
Replacement of Parts,
Adjustments,
Inoperative Conditions,
Warranty Policy and
Wiring Diagrams.
Automatic Washers
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Easy
1958 33 23mb $4.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Whirlpool Wringer Washer Service Manual - 1961 to 1971
Comprehensive service manual for Whirlpool wringer washers from 1961 thru 1971. Includes supplements for the later models.

Sections include:
Model Specifications
Pre-Delivery and Installation
Component Description and Functional Data
Service Procedures

Wringer Washers
Published by:
Whirlpool
1971 42 26mb $7.99

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