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Consumer Bulletin - May 1959


Published by Consumer Bulletin in 1959-- Consumer Bulletin magazine was a product rating company that was started in 1928.

This issue contains full descriptions/story, ratings and charts for 1959 Automatic Washers. Brands rated include:
Easy Golden Regent,
Frigidaire Fabric-Master Custom Imperial,
General Electric Filter-Flo,
Hamilton,
Hotpoint,
Kelvinator,
Push Button Lady Kenmore,
Kenmore 800,
Maytag,
Norge Dispensomat,
Philco-Bendix Automagic,
RCA Whirlpool Imperial Mark II,
Speed Queen,
Westinghouse Laundromat.


Other ratings include Small pleasure boats, Nursing bottles and nipples, Control of the common mole, Greater safety in the use of power lawn mowers, Tubeless tires: are they suitable and safe for recapping?, 1959 Cadillac 62, 1959 Mercury, 1959 Pontiac, Hood ornaments still impaling adults and children.


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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.


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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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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


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


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

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

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

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

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

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


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

This issue includes:

Introducing the D309 and D409 auto-dry economy dryers.

Selling Recondition appliances.

New Dryer Feature Cards

Maytag Parts Distribution System

New Washer Installation Instructions

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

Energy Saving Laundry Display

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

Models include CE786 and CE788.

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

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

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

Of particular interest:

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

Norge changes automatic washers cabinets to zinc clad steel.

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

Hotpoint drying cabinet.

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

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

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

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

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

Models covered:

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

Super Cycla-matic
FS-101-57

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

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

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


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

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

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

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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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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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The Review
1952 58 61mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Planned Electrical Living With Westinghouse
This is a wonderful catalog highlighting the entire line of major home appliances from Westhinghouse in the early 1950's.

Products include: Electric Ranges, Refrigerators, Water Heaters, Dishwashers and Sinks, Disposers, and Automatic Laundromat Washers and Dryers.
Full Catalog
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Westinghouse
1951 8 10mb $4.99
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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 Compact Laundry Brochure
Brochure highlighting GE's new portable washer and dryer.


Automatic Washers & Dryers
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General Electric
1972 2 6mb $4.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Automatic Washer Service Manual
Comprehensive service manual for Whirlpool automatic washers from 1956 thru 1960.

Sections include:
Model Specifications
Pre-Delivery and Installation Instructions
Description of Operation
Trouble Diagnosis and Checking Procedure
Service Procedures
Service Parts Lists

Automatic Washers
Published by:
Whirlpool
1960 127 90mb $10.80
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Thumbnail Image of Download Westinghouse Commercial Laundromat Top-Loading Washer Service Manual Supplement
Here is the supplement to introduce new Westinghouse Coin-operated Top Loading washers. Contains great views of all new models as well as cut away chart, special service information and wiring diagrams.


Automatic Washers
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Westinghouse
1972 18 9mb $4.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1960 Frigidaire Flair Range Tech-Talk Service Manual
Very comprehensive service manual for all 1960 Frigidaire Flair Ranges. Models include: RCIB-645, RCDB-640, RCIB-635 and RCDB-630.

Looking for the parts catalog, please see this manual: Frigidaire Flair Parts Catalog

Looking for a Use and Care Guide for Frigidaire Flair Ranges? Please see this manual: Frigidaire Flair Owners Manual
Ranges/Stoves
Published by:
Frigidaire
1960 60 58mb $9.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Philco Service Automatic Washer Service Procedures and Parts Data
Comprehensive parts and service manual for all 1962 Philco top-loading automatic washers. These are Philco's "High-Frequency" nutating agitator machines. Models include W226, W224, W222, W222A, W224S, W222S. Sections include Primary Service Data, Timer Sequence Charts and Wiring Diagrams, Service Procedures, Parts List and Detailed Service Illustrations.


Automatic Washers
Published by:
Philco
1962 60 33mb $4.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Electrical Merchandising Magazine - July 1958
Electrical Merchandising is a fun magazine to read for any collector or enthusiast of vintage appliances, electronics and other vintage home products. This highly entertaining magazine covered the retail sales and merchandising areas of Major Appliances, Small Appliances, Small Electrics, Radios, Televisions and other electric home products from the mid-20th century. This was the Life and Look Magazine of the appliance world, in the same large size 10x13 format.

Index of the July 1958 Issue


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

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

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

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

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

Introduction of New Products for 1958 Section - (1 to 5 paragraphs about each product):
Norge Refrigerator Line, Easy Combination Washer-Dryer, Hoover Vacuum Cleaner, Sub-Zero Refrigerator-Freezers, Deep Freeze Freezers, Amana Refrigerators, Manitowoc Freezers, Revco Freezers, Kitchen-Aire Ventilation, Markel Fan, Heetair Baseboard, Lau Fans, Dumont Fans, Broan Wall Heater, Admiral Refrigerator-Freezer, Foster Frypan, Duralux Coffeemaker, Victor Door Chimes, Sunbeam Egg Cooker, Handy Hannan Hair Dryer, Cory Party Chef, Sunbeam Frypan, Universal Floor Polisher, Ronson Hair Dryer, KitchenAid Dishwashers, Brotherized Blender, Fedders Air Conditioners, Philco Air Conditioners, Chico Air Coolers, Thermador Evaporative Cooler, Chill-Air Coolers, Rabar Porta Coolers, Write Coolers, Roper Gas Ranges, GE Telechron Clock, Knibb Ice Cream Maker, Excello Riding Lawn Mowers, Mow Master Lawn Mowers, Jacobson Lawn Mower, Roberton Riding Lawn Mower, Dumont TV and Hi-Fi, Hoffman TV and Hi-Fi, Packard-Bell Radio, DeWald Radio, Admiral Radio, GE Transistor Radios, Webcor Hi-Fi, Philco Hi-Fi, Symphonic Hi-Fi, Admiral Italiana Hi-Fi.
Trade Publications
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Electrical Merchandising
1958 206 109mb $12.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Norge 1966 Plus Capacity Automatic Washer Training Guide
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
Published by:
Norge
1966 63 49mb $5.88
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Thumbnail Image of Download KitchenAid 4 Series Top Loading Portable Dishwasher Service Manual
Comprehensive service manual for all 4 Series KitchenAid top loading dishwashers. These are the last top loading models with the cast iron wash arm. Models include KD-4P and KDY-4P. Sections include General Information, Cycle Description, Servicing Instructions, Service Tips, Schematic Wiring, Timer Sequence Charts.


Dishwashers
Published by:
KitchenAid
1963 24 17mb $7.99
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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
Published by:
Frigidaire
1949 17 14mb $4.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Frigidaire Mobile Dishwashers for 1962
The VIP-Vital Information Program packs were sent to Frigidaire dealers every year in the 60s to help educate them on all of the fancy features of GM Frigidaire appliances. Each pack contains information on a different Frigidaire appliance, this pack is for top and front loading Mobile Dishwashers, both GM and D&M manufactured machines. They contain specs, data and beautiful graphics and images as well as plenty of information instructing dealers on what to say to help sell Frigidaire dishwashers to their customers.


Dishwashers
Published by:
Frigidaire
1962 28 22mb $4.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download From This Moment On Leisure is your Washword!
Here is the owners manual to the very first Kenmore combination washer-dryer when Sears first entered the washer-dryer combination market late in '56. Typical of Sears artists the manual is full of wonderful graphics and information.


Automatic Washers
Published by:
Kenmore
1956 32 26mb $4.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download How to Tell N' Sell the ABC-O-Matic For More Effective Demonstrations
Guide given to salesmen around 1950 to help them understand the features of the ABC-O-Matic washer and what to tell prospective customers during a demonstration of the machine's full cycle.


Automatic Washers
Published by:
ABC-O-Matic
1950 12 5mb $4.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Instructions for the Use and Care of the Hoover Electric Cleaner Model 450
Full owners manual for the Hoover model 450 upright vacuum cleaner. Includes instructions for the Hoover Dustette as well.


Vacuum Cleaners
Published by:
Hoover
1933 16 13mb $4.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Brochures for Norge Washers
Brochures highlighting some models from the '68 line of Norge automatic washers.


Automatic Washers
Published by:
Norge
1968 6 7mb $4.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Beautiful 1972 Tappan Gas Range Brochures
Here are some fun sales literature brochures from Tappan highlighting their line of gas ranges in the early 1970's. Full images and specifications are included with each. Models include: Z30-3852, Z30-2852, Z30-2332, Z30-1432, Z30-1102, Z32-1552, Z32-1332 and Z32-1002.


Ranges/Stoves
Published by:
Tappan
1972 16 23mb $4.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Consumer Bulletin - May 1959
Consumer Bulletin magazine was a product rating company that was started in 1928.

This issue contains full descriptions/story, ratings and charts for 1959 Automatic Washers. Brands rated include:
Easy Golden Regent,
Frigidaire Fabric-Master Custom Imperial,
General Electric Filter-Flo,
Hamilton,
Hotpoint,
Kelvinator,
Push Button Lady Kenmore,
Kenmore 800,
Maytag,
Norge Dispensomat,
Philco-Bendix Automagic,
RCA Whirlpool Imperial Mark II,
Speed Queen,
Westinghouse Laundromat.


Other ratings include Small pleasure boats, Nursing bottles and nipples, Control of the common mole, Greater safety in the use of power lawn mowers, Tubeless tires: are they suitable and safe for recapping?, 1959 Cadillac 62, 1959 Mercury, 1959 Pontiac, Hood ornaments still impaling adults and children.
Miscellaneous
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Consumer Bulletin
1959 40 32mb $5.99
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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
Published by:
Daytons
1969 32 37mb $4.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Look What's Cooking With Brand New Whirlpool Built-In Ranges
Beautiful brochure highling all of the '58 line of Whirlpool built-in ovens and cooktops.


Ranges/Stoves
Published by:
Whirlpool
1958 6 7mb $4.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Norge Double-Capacity Front Loading Washer Brochure
Gorgeous brochure for Norge's very first automatic washers, it's bolt-down front loader!


Automatic Washers
Published by:
Norge
1950 4 5mb $4.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download KitchenAid 67 Series Front Loading Portable Dishwasher Owners Manual
Complete owners manuals and operating instructions to all 67 series KitchenAid Front Loading automatic dishwashers from the late 1960s. Models include the Regency KDR-67 and the Deluxe KDD-67.


Dishwashers
Published by:
KitchenAid
1967 20 13mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1954 Kelvinator Electric Range Service Manual
Complete service manual to all 1954 Kelvinator Electric Ranges. Models include: ER425, ER455, ER495, ER435, ER475, ER495D, ER325, ER375.

Sections include: Installation, Electrical Characteristics, Range Maintenance and Servicing, Wiring Diagrams.
Ranges/Stoves
Published by:
Kelvinator
1954 36 26mb $7.99

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