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1981 Maytag Washers and Dryers Brochure


Published by Maytag in 1981-- Here is a wonderful brochure showing off the entire Maytag automatic washer and dryer line for 1981. This is right after the re-designed control panels were introduced.

Washer Models include: A810, A710, A610, A510, A410, A310, A210, A110, A209.

Dryer Models: DE810, DE710, DE610, DE510, DE410, DE210, DE110, DG810, DG710, DG610, DG510, DG410, DG210, DG110,.

Portable Models: A50 (Twin Tub), DE50

Number of Pages: 14
File Size: 32mb
Download Fee: $3.99

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Thumbnail Image of Download 1961 Frigidaire Electric Range Tech-Talk Service and Parts Manual
Very comprehensive service and full parts manual for all 1961 Frigidaire Electric Ranges. Models include:



RAW-3, 4; RS-30-61, RD-38-61, RD-39-61, RCI-39-61, RS-10-61 , RD-20-61, RDD-15-61, RDD-20-61, RDC-71-61, RI-55-61, RCI-75-61.

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
1961 117 71mb $9.99
Introductory Price of $3.99


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Thumbnail Image of Download Frigidaire Flair Range Replacement Parts Diagrams and Catalog
Full parts catalog for all GM Frigidaire Freestanding Flair Electric Ranges from 1960 though 1968. Catalog shows part diagrams and related 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 Flair Range.

Sections include:
Section 1 ••• 1960 & 1961 Models
Models: RCDB-630, RCDB-640, RCIB-635, RCIB-645 RCDB-630-1, RCDB-640-1

Section 2 ••• 1962 & 1963 Models
Models: RCDB-630-2, RCOB-640-2, RCIB-635-2, RCIB-645-2, RDF-630

Section 3 ••• 1964 Models
Models: RDH-630, RCDH-630, RCIH-635, RCDH-640, RCIH-645

Section 4 ••• 1965 Models
Models: RCD-630J, RCI-635J, RCI-645J

Section 5 ••• 1966 & 1967 Models
Models: RCD-630K, RCI-635K, RCI-645K

Section 6 ••• 1968 Models
Models: RCD-630N, RCD-630VN, RCI-635N, RCI-635VN, RCI-645N, RCI-645VN

Looking for Flair Range Repair Manuals?:
1960 Frigidaire Flair Range Tech-Talk Service Manual
1964 Frigidaire Flair Range Tech-Talk Service Manual

Looking for a Use and Care Guide for Frigidaire Flair Ranges? Please see this manual: Frigidaire Flair Owners Manual
Ranges/Stoves
Published by:
Frigidaire
1968 253 51mb $11.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1956 Frigidaire Electric Range Tech-Talk Service and Parts Manual
Comprehensive service and full parts manual for all 1956 Frigidaire Electric Ranges. Models include:



RA-3-56, RA-4-56, RD-30-56, RD-38-56, RDG-38-56, RD-12-56, RD-20-56, RD-25-56, RI-39-56, RI-45-56, RIG-45-56.

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
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Frigidaire
1956 94 70mb $9.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1957 Frigidaire Electric Range Tech-Talk Service and Parts Manual
Very comprehensive service and full parts manual for all 1957 Frigidaire Electric Ranges. Models include:



RAW-3, RAW-4, RS-30-57, RS-38-57, RD-39-57, RDG-39-57, RI-39-57, RS-10-57, RS-15-57, RI-60-57, RI-70-57, RIG-70-57, RDS-25-57, RD-47-57, RDG-45-57.

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
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Frigidaire
1957 128 97mb $9.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Frigidaire Variable Speed Jet-Action Automatic Washer Service Manual
Here is the service manual to Frigidaire washer model WXL. It contained a variable speed clutch to control the up-and-down agitation and spin speeds. The manual describes the operation of the variable clutch and roller-matic transmission in detail.


Automatic Washers
Published by:
Frigidaire
1967 38 40mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1980 Speed Queen Washers and Dryers Brochure
Here are the sales literature brochures for the very first Speed Queen perforated tub automatic washers and matching dryers.


Automatic Washers & Dryers
Published by:
Speed Queen
1980 8 22mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1973 Kenmore Washer Owners Manual - 700 Series
Here is the complete owners manual/operating instructions to the 700 series Kenmore automatic washer from approximately 1973.


Automatic Washers
Published by:
Kenmore
1973 36 27mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1958 Frigidaire Ultra-Clean Washers and Fabric-Master Dryers Brochure
Beautiful brochure showing off the Custom Imperial, Imperial and Deluxe models of 1958 Frigidaire Unimatic and Pulsamatic automatic washers, along with their matching Fabric Master Dryers.


Automatic Washers
Published by:
Frigidaire
1958 12 14mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Appliance Manufacturer Magazine - January 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.

Index of the January 1957 Issue


A Progress Report On Whirlpool
Unity of Purpose: An Introduction by Board Chairman Walter G Seeger
An Interview on Policy with President Elisha Gray II
Decentralization of the Manufacturing Operations
An Interview on Finances with Vice President of Finance Mason Smith
The 1957 Models of the Whirlpool Full Major Appliance Line
An Interview with Vice President of RCA Whirlpool Sales John Hurley
How the Whirlpool Organization Plan Works
Specialized Machines Make the Combination Washer-Dryer Perforated Wash Tub
Flexible Electrostatic System Applies Porcelain Enamel
Employee Relations In Action at the Marion Division
What Whirlpool Did to the Harvester Plant
Product Development Committees Coordinate Department Efforts
Design of the Month: RCA Whirlpool Imperial Refrigerator-Freezer
Appliance Service Is Put In A New Perspective

Trade Publications
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Appliance Manufacturer
1957 132 63mb $12.99
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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 1957 Frigidaire Electric Range Tech-Talk Service and Parts Manual
Very comprehensive service and full parts manual for all 1957 Frigidaire Electric Ranges. Models include:



RAW-3, RAW-4, RS-30-57, RS-38-57, RD-39-57, RDG-39-57, RI-39-57, RS-10-57, RS-15-57, RI-60-57, RI-70-57, RIG-70-57, RDS-25-57, RD-47-57, RDG-45-57.

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
1957 128 97mb $9.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Maytag Automatic Washer Specification Sheets
Pictorial diagrams of all newly designed Maytag Washers, all models A906S thru A106S.


Automatic Washers
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Maytag
1966 6 5mb $3.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Use and Care Book for Self-Cleaning Ranges
Here is the owners manual shipped with many GE ranges from the late 60's into the early 70's. It covers specifically self-cleaning ranges.

Sections include:
SURFACE COOKING
Calrod® Surface Unit Controls
3-in-1 Unit
Cooking Heats -How to Use
Cooking Utensil Tips-Materials and Sizes
Cooking Chart and Information
Automatic Surface Unit
Automatic Surface Unit Cooking Chart
Griddle-Chart
Home Canning Tips
Safety Checklist While Frying

USING YOUR OVEN
Minute Timer Clock Automatic
Oven Timer
How To Use Your Oven
Baking
Broiling, Broiling Chart
Rotisserie
Meat Thermometer
Roasting, Cooking Chart
Automatic Oven Cleaning

HOW TO CARE FOR YOUR RANGE
Oven Vent, Duct
Porcelain Enamel
Surface Units: Plug-in Feature, Tilt Lock Feature, Removable Pan / Rings
Care of Your GE Range
Lamps, How To Replace
Broiler Pan
Use of Aluminum Foil
Leveling The Range
Oven Thermostat, Adjusting
Cleaning Charts, Parts, All Finishes

GENERAL
Safety Tips
Energy Conservation
Exhaust System
Before You Call For Service
Model and Serial Number Location
Ranges/Stoves
Published by:
General Electric
1970 36 30mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Laundry Equipment Electric Motor Service Manual
From the first page: The motor service manual has been prepared by Westinghouse Laundry Service with a threefold purpose. First - to explain the motor thoroughly so you will better understand its operation. Second - to show you how to use this information to diagnose motor failures and third, to make use of the diagnosis by repairing the inoperative motor rather than replacing it.

Studies indicate that nearly 70% of all laundry equipment fractional HP motor failures can be repaired (and put back into service in the appliance) on the first call to the customers home. These same studies show that, more often than not, the inoperative motor is replaced rather than repaired and that it requires more than one call to perform the job.

This book is not intended to be a one volume course on all fractional horsepower electric motors. Its intent is to help you to better perform your job as it applies to laundry equipment drive, pump and fan motors. Failures that occur on laundry equipment motors and which can economically and profitably be repaired are such parts as terminal boards, end bells, switches, thermoguard and capacitors (when they are used). There are also a number of adjustments that can be made to get the motor back into operation.


Sections Include:
INDUCTION MOTOR DESCRIPTION
TESTING PROCEDURES
PARTS REPLACEMENT
INTERNAL MOTOR WIRING DIAGRAMS
MOTOR CHARTS
ORIGINAL PRODUCTION MOTOR NUMBERS vs REPLACEMENT MOTOR NUMBERS
Automatic Washers
Published by:
Westinghouse
1970 28 18mb $3.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Service Manual for Double-Loader Speed Queen Washers
Here is the complete service manual to all Double-Loader front loading Speed Queen washing machines from the early 1960's.

Sections include:
Specifications, Operating Cycle Chart, Installation, Service Procedures, Adjustments, Test Procedures, Lubrication, Service Helps and Preventative Maintenance.

Models highlighted are 251 and 252.
Automatic Washers
Published by:
Speed Queen
1962 52 26mb $3.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1957 ABC-O-Matic Automatic Dryer Brochures
Here is ABC's final automatic dryer line before they were bought by Kelvinator and the ABC and ABC-O-Matic brand came to an end. These are wonderful brochures with pictures and images of each model including both gas and electric models.


Automatic Washers
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ABC-O-Matic
1957 20 22mb $3.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1959 Kenmore Washer Owners Manual
Here is the complete owners manual and operating instructions to 700 Series Kenmore Automatic Washers.


Automatic Washers
Published by:
Kenmore
1959 18 23mb $3.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Westinghouse Laundromat Clothes Dryer Service Manual
Complete servicing manual and wiring information for the D-9 Westinghouse dryers. This manual focuses on models L-9, but is really valid for any early and mid 1950s Westinghouse Slant Front Dryer.


Clothes Dryers
Published by:
Westinghouse
1956 30 21mb $3.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Operating Instructions for 1961 Kenmore Vacuum Cleaners
Here is the complete owners manual and operating instructions to all 1961 Kenmore Canister Vacuum Cleaners. Models include the Lady Kenmore, 75, 70, 50, 40 and 30. Also includes complete instructions to using both the Lady Kenmore Power Nozzle as well as the "Standard" Power Nozzle.


Vacuum Cleaners
Published by:
Kenmore
1961 12 10mb $3.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1955 Sylvania Radios
Complete brochure with beautiful images and specifications for the entire 1955 line of Sylvania Clock radios, Table radios, Portable radios and Hi-Fidelity Phonographs.


Radio/Record Players
Published by:
Sylvania
1955 22 26mb $3.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download KitchenAid 17 Series Front Loading Portable Dishwasher Brochure
Beautiful brochure highlighting all of the front loading portable dishwashers available by KitchenAid during the mid 1970s. Full images and specifications included.


Dishwashers
Published by:
KitchenAid
1976 4 5mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Electrolux Users Manual (Model LX)
Full owners manual and operating instructions to the model LX vacuum cleaner. This manual is filled with beautiful quintessential 1950's industrial art done in wonderful watercolors, it is by far one of the prettiest vacuum cleaner manuals around.


Vacuum Cleaners
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Electrolux Vacuum (now Aerus)
1952 51 51mb $6.12
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1967 Speed Queen Wringer Washer Service Manual
Here is the complete service manual to many Speed Queen Wringer Washers.

Sections Include:
Specifications,
Service Procedures,
Adjustments,
Test Procedures and Troubleshooting,
Service Helps,
Wiring Diagrams.

Models include:
DVV 1010, DVV 1012, DVV 3010, DVV 3012, DVV 6010, DVV 6012, DVV 6020, DVV 6022, DVV 6030, DVV 6032, DVV 6041, DVV 6043, DVV 9011 and DVV 9013
Wringer Washers
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Speed Queen
1967 33 15mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Thor Automatic Sink Service Manual for Lustron Homes
Here is the complete service manual to the Thor Automagic Sink washer/dishwasher combination. This unit was installed in Lustron homes in the last 1940's and early 1950's.

This service manual is to be used in conjunction with the Thor washer/dishwasher transmission Service Manual.
Automatic Washers
Published by:
Thor
1951 32 35mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Sunbeam Toaster Service Manual
Here are four Sunbeam Toaster service manuals all in one document.

#1 Model T-20 Radiant Control - 21 pages
Detailed operating and service information for Sunbeam's absolutely wonderful automatic bread lowering toaster. (1964)

#2 Models T-45, T-50, T-55, T-55A, T100S - 4 pages
Servicing Sunbeam Color Control Toasters. (1964)

#3 Models AT-B, AT-C, AT-F - 3 pages
Servicing Sunbeam Thinline Toasters (1969)

#4 Sunbeam Radiant Shade Control Toaster - 4 pages (1969)
Small Appliances
Published by:
Sunbeam
1964 32 20mb $7.99
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Brochures for the Gambles Automatic Washer and Dryer, made by Apex!


Automatic Washers & Dryers
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Marquette (Gambles Stores)
1953 4 4mb $3.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Meet Your New GE Washer
Operating instruction guide to GE Washer Model WA754W and WA756W.


Automatic Washers
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General Electric
1962 2 1mb $3.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download JCPenny Clothes Dryer Service Cover Art
Here is a compilation of service and parts manual cover art showing many models of JCPenny Clothes Dryers. Models from the mid 1960's through the early 1970's.


Clothes Dryers
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JCPenny
1964 12 7mb $3.99
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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

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Consumer Bulletin
1960 40 32mb $4.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Room Air Conditioner Brochure
Full brochure for the Gambles room air conditioner.


Air Conditioners
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Marquette (Gambles Stores)
1953 2 4mb $3.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Beautiful 1958 GE Wall Mounted Refrigerator-Freezer Brochure
Here is a great brochure with beautiful illustrations and full specifications for GE's very popular wall mounted refrigerator-freezer.

Eye-Level Accessibility. Just reach in a pick out the foods you want. Fresh and frozen foods are easy to see...easy to reach without stooping or bending!
Refrigerators/Freezers
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General Electric
1958 2 3mb $3.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Whirlpool Wringer Washer Brochures
Brochure and spec sheet for wringer washer models DW-50 and DW-40.


Wringer Washers
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Whirlpool
1957 4 6mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1951 Hotpoint Matched Electric Appliances and Metal Cabinets Brochure
Here is a brochure targeting new home builders showing how "Modern Kitchens Sell Homes". Catalog shows full line of Hotpoint Major Appliances and Metal Cabinets. Includes specifications and dimensions of all available products.


Full Catalog
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Hotpoint
1951 8 6mb $3.99
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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
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Maytag
1988 4 4mb $3.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Complete Laundry Guide and Operating Instructions for your Kenmore
Sears produced some of the nicest looking owners manuals in the 50s and 60s and this one is no exception. This owners manual covers four automatic washers from 1964, three of them are "Alphabet" style machines! Series included are the 6471, 31470, 70 and 11480 models.


Automatic Washers
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Kenmore
1964 36 25mb $3.99

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