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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.


Number of Pages: 40
File Size: 32mb
Download Fee: $5.99

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Thumbnail Image of Download 1960 Philco Automagic Washer Brochures
Here are some beautiful brochures for the 1960 line of Philco Automagic Washers. Illustrations and Specifications included.

Models shown: W-208, W-206, W-204, W-202 and W-200.

Please note the originals had some minor water damage on them so there are some water spots or slightly blurry spots. However these are still very readable and super fun to look at.
Automatic Washers
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Philco
1960 14 22mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1959 Philco Duomatic Combination Washer-Dryer Brochure
Here is a wonderful brochure for the Philco's first 27" combination washer/dryer. Illustrations and Specs included for model: CE-794.


Combination Washer/Dryers
Published by:
Philco
1959 4 39mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1960 Philco Automagic Dryer Brochures
Here are some beautiful brochures for the 1960 line of Philco Automagic Dryers. Illustrations and Specifications included.

Models shown: DE-608, DE-606, DE-604, DE-602 and DE-600.

Please note the originals had some minor water damage on them so there are some water spots or slightly blurry spots. However these are still very readable and super fun to look at.
Clothes Dryers
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Philco
1960 10 15mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Early Frigidaire Refrigerator Service Manual Vol-1 1925 to 1936
This is a three volume comprehensive service manual for Frigidaire Refrigerators from the 1920's thru 1951. The set is a fascinating historical look at early Frigidaire home refrigeration.

Volume 1 Covers:
Refrigerators prior to 1933 (Low Side Float System),

1933 to 1936 Reciprocating Models (High Side Float System),

1933 to 1936 Rotary Models (Restrictor System)

Manual contains mechanical and refrigeration theory and primer, model images and specifications, wiring diagrams, troubleshooting and full servicing information.

VOLUME 2 is located here for the 1937-1942.
VOLUME 3 is located here for the post-war models.

Models mentioned in Volume 1:
P-4, AP-5, AP-6, AP-7-1, AP-7-2, AP-9, AP-12, AP-18, B-5, B-5-2, B-9, B-15, D-4, D-5, D-6, D-7-2, D-9, D-12, L-5, LP-5, M-5, M-5-2, M-7, M-9, M-12, M-15, MP-5, MP-7, MP-9, MP-12, MP-15, P-9, P-15, PT-5, T-5, TP-5, V-5, EE-5, VP-5, I, G-3, G-4, GR-4, G-5, G-6, MC-9, MC-12, W-3, W-4, W-5, W-6, W-8, W-10, W-12, W-18, WP-7, WP-8, WP-10, WP-13, WA-3, WPA-3, AHM-3330, AHM-4830, AHM-4840, AHM-5340, AHM-5750, ML-37, ML-48, ML-64, ML-4837, ML-4848, ML-5764, ML-4, ML-5, ML-6, ML-4840, ML-4850, ML-5760, S-4, S-5, S-6, WP-4, WP-5, WP-6, WP-18, SD-4, SD-6, S-4840, S-4850, S-5760, SL-43, SL-63, SL-73.
Refrigerators/Freezers
Published by:
Frigidaire
1951 184 177mb $8.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Early Frigidaire Refrigerator Service Manual Vol-2 1937 to 1942
This is a three volume comprehensive service manual for Frigidaire Refrigerators from the 1920's thru 1951. The set is a fascinating historical look at early Frigidaire home refrigeration.

Volume 2 Covers:
Rotary Compressor Analysis
Miscellanous and Supplimentary Information
Full descriptions of 1937, 1938, 1939, 1940, 1941 and 1942 model refrigerators.

Manual contains mechanical and refrigeration theory and primer, model images and specifications, wiring diagrams, troubleshooting and full servicing information.

VOLUME 1 is located here for the earliest models.
VOLUME 3 is located here for the post-war models.

Models mentioned in Volume 2:
1937 Refrigerators:
Dulux Finished Cabinets
D 3-37 Master 4-37
DRS 5-37 Master 5-37
DRS 6-37 Master 6-37
DRS 7-37 Master 7-37
Master 8-37
Porcelain Finished Cabinets
DeLuxe 5-37 DeLuxe 8-37
DeLuxe 6-37 Imperial '37
DeLuxe 7-37

1938 Refrigerators:
Dulux Finished Refrigerators
D3
TD3
Special S-38
Special 6-38
Special 7-38
Master 4-38
Master S-38
Master 6-38
Master 7-38
Master 8-38
Porcelain Finished Refrigerators
DeLuxe S-38 Imperial
DeLuxe 6-38
DeLuxe 7-38 WP-19
DeLuxe 8-38

1939 Refrigerators:
DA Model Refrigerators:
TDA-3
DA-3
DA-4
Super Value 6-39.
Special Model Refrigerators:
Special 5-39
Special 6-39
Master Model Refrigerators :
Master 4-39
Master 5-39
Master 6-39
Master 8-39
Cold-Wall Model Refrigerators:
Cold-Wall 6-39
(Dulux Exterior)
Cold-Wall8-39
(Dulux Exterior)
Cold-Wall5-39
(Porcelain Exterior}
Cold-Wall 6-39
(Porcelain Exterior)
Cold-Wall8-39
(Porcelain Exterior)
Cold-Wall Imperial and WP-19.

1940 Refrigerators:
Table Top Model:
TDB-3
Super Value Refrigerators:
sv 3
SV4
sv 6-40
sv 8-40
Master Refrigerators:
M 5-40
M 6-40
DeLuxe Refrigerators:
D 5-40
D 6-40
Cold-Wall Master Refrigerators:
CWM 5-40
CWM 6-40
Cold-Wall DeLuxe Refrigerators:
CWD 6-40
CWD 8-40
Cold-Wall Imperial Refrigerators:
CWI 6-40
CWI 8-40
CWI 13
WP-19

1941 Refrigerators:
1941 "S" and "R" Model Refrigerators:
(See Table I-VI.)
S 3 (Flat top only) See 1940 TDB-3
S 4
S 6-41
R 6-41
1941 "M" and "L" Model Refrigerators:
(See Table 2-VI)
M 6-41
MP 6-41
L 6-41
L 8-41
1941 Cold-Wall Model Refrigerators:
(See Table 3-VI)
C 6-41
CP 6-41 c 9-41
CD 6-41
CPD 6-41
CPD 9-41
CPD 13-41
WP 19

1942 Refrigerators
AH 6
S 7-42
M7-42
M P7-42
D 7-42
DP 7-42
D 9-42
CD 7-42
CPD 7-42
CPD 9-42
CPD 13
WP 19

Refrigerators/Freezers
Published by:
Frigidaire
1951 177 182mb $8.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Early Frigidaire Refrigerator Service Manual Vol-3 1945 to 1951
This is a three volume comprehensive service manual for Frigidaire Refrigerators from the 1920's thru 1951. The set is a fascinating historical look at early Frigidaire home refrigeration.

Volume 3 Covers:
Full descriptions of 1945-47 I-Line Refrigerators, 1947-1948 J-Line Refrigerators, 1949 K-Line Refrigerators, 1950 M-Line Refrigerators and 1951 O-Line Refrigerators.

This volume is meant to be used with VOLUME 2 which covers more in-depth theory and servicing of rotary compressor models.

VOLUME 1 is located here for the earliest models.

Manual model images and specifications, wiring diagrams, troubleshooting and full servicing information.

Models mentioned:
1945-1946-1947 Refrigerators:
AHI-4
DI-7
CDI-9
AHI-6
DPI-7
CPDI-7
SI-7
DI-9
CPDI-9
MI-7
CDI-7

1948 Refrigerators:
AJ-6
SJ-6
MJ-6
MJ-7
MJ-9
MJ-11
DJ-7
DJ-9
DJ-11
CIJ-10

1949 Refrigerators:
ML-77
ML-93
DL-70
AL-60
ML-60
ML-77P
ML-93P
ML-115
DL-7
DL-86
DL-86P
DL-105
IL-80
IL-100


1950 Refrigerators:
AM-43,
AM-43F
DM-90
DM-90P
DM-107
DM-107P
MM-92
MM-110
AM-60
MM-74
MM-74P
MM-76
MM-76P
SM-60
SM-76
SM-76P
IM-80
IM-100
1M-lOOP

1951 Refrigerators:
AO-43 Apartment House, 4.3 cu. ft.
AO-43F Apartment House, 4.3 cu. ft., Flat Top
AO-60 Apartment House, 6 cu. ft.
SO-60 Standard, 6 cu. ft.
SO-73 Standard, 7.3 cu. ft.
SO-82 Standard, 8.2 cu. ft.
SO-92 Standard, 9.2 cu. ft.
SO-110 Standard, 11 cu. ft.
MO-71 Master, 7.1 cu. ft.
MO-81 Master, 8.1 cu. ft.
MO-81P Master, 8.1 cu. ft. Porcelain
DO-90 Deluxe, 9 cu. ft.
DO-90P Deluxe, 9 cu. ft. Porcelain
DO-107 Deluxe, 10.7 cu. ft.
IO-80 Imperial, 8 cu. ft.
IO-100 Imperial, 10 cu. ft.
Refrigerators/Freezers
Published by:
Frigidaire
1951 177 182mb $8.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1948 Westinghouse Laundromat Automatic Washer Owners Manual
Here is the complete owners manual and use and care guide to the 1948 Westinghouse Laundromat. I believe this was the first Westinghouse front-loading washer model to incorporate a single door design.


Automatic Washers
Published by:
Westinghouse
1948 40 21mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1956 Frigidaire Imperial Washer Owners Manual
Here is a special edition of the 1956 Frigidaire washer owners manual. It was made specifically for the Imperial Unimatic model, WI-56.


Automatic Washers
Published by:
Frigidaire
1956 24 14mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1953 General Electric Washer and Dryer owners manual
Carefree Washdays the GE Way! Complete owners manual and use/care guide to both the 1953 General Electric automatic washer and clothes dryer.


Automatic Washers & Dryers
Published by:
General Electric
1953 68 30mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Frigidaire Tech-Talk Introducing the WO-65 Automatic Washer
Here is one of the earliest issues of Tech-Talk (#7). It's main focus is the introduction of the WO-65 Frigidaire Automatic Washer.


Automatic Washers
Published by:
Frigidaire
1950 12 13mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1955 Frigidaire Dryer Tech-Talk Service Manual
Here is the complete service manual to the 1955 models of Frigidaire clothes dryers. Models DV-35 and DV-65.

Complete servicing, troubleshooting and wiring diagrams.
Clothes Dryers
Published by:
Frigidaire
1955 16 14mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1957 Control-Tower Frigidaire Dryer Tech-Talk Service Manual
Here is the complete service manual to the 1957 models of Frigidaire clothes dryers. Models DI-57, DD-57 and DS-57, Di-1-57.

Complete servicing, troubleshooting and wiring diagrams.
Clothes Dryers
Published by:
Frigidaire
1957 24 22mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Westinghouse Service Bulletin
Here are some very notable Westinghouse Service Bulletins displaying new Agitator information, model features charts, cycle charts and specifications for Westinghouse Automatic Washers.

Also included is a 1967 Dishwasher Utility bulletin entitled "You and Your New Dishwasher" - Helpful hints to get the best results.
Automatic Washers
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Westinghouse
1969 23 20mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1960s Hotpoint Washer-Dryer-Dishwasher Identifier
Here are models and images of the following Hotpoint Washers, Dryers and Dishwashers:

Automatic Washers: 1960 to 1963
Dryers: 1960 to 1963
Dishwashers: various 1958 to 1965 models
Automatic Washers & Dryers
Published by:
Hotpoint
1960 31 16mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1962 Dexter Quick-Twin and Standard Wringer Washers Brochures
Whimsical brochures by Dexter highlight features and specifications of their Philco-made wringer washers.

Models include:
3-D9, 3-D9P, 3-D7, 3-D7P, 3-D5, 3-D5P, 3-D3, 3-D3P, 3-D2, 3-D2P, 3-D1, 3-D1P, 1-DO, 1-DOP, 3-D4
Wringer Washers
Published by:
Dexter
1962 16 39mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Blackstone Automatic Washers 250-350 Service Manual
Complete service manual to Blackstone washers from 1954 to 1958. Models 250 and 350.


Automatic Washers
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Blackstone
1957 52 39mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1960 Blackstone Automatic Washer Service Manual
Service manual to Blackstone Automatic washers models: WAA50, WAA60, WAC45, WAC55, WAC65 and WAC75.

Service manual claims this particular transmission design spins the tub at 680rpm which is one the better water extracting washers of the time.
Automatic Washers
Published by:
Blackstone
1960 23 17mb $5.99
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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
Published by:
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
Published by:
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
Published by:
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
Published by:
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
Published by:
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
Published by:
Frigidaire
1970 99 75mb $7.99

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Thumbnail Image of Download Maytag Merchandiser 1978 Vol 4
Here is a fascinating magazine style publication by Maytag highlighting product features and sales literature.

This issue includes:

Introducing the D309 and D409 auto-dry economy dryers.

Selling Recondition appliances.

New Dryer Feature Cards

Maytag Parts Distribution System

New Washer Installation Instructions

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

Energy Saving Laundry Display

How Auto-Dry Works
Automatic Washers & Dryers
Published by:
Maytag
1978 24 60mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Rheem Wedgewood Gas and Electric Dryer Brochure
From approximately 1957 this brochure highlights the VERY RARE Rheem Wedgewood clothes Dryer. Images and full specifications included.


Clothes Dryers
Published by:
Rheem
1957 2 2mb $4.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1959-1961 General Electric Combination Washer-Dryer Service Manual
This service manual covers GE's combination washer-dryer units for the S, T and V lines, both undercounter and freestanding models. Sections include Specifications, Installation, Adjustment, Demonstrations, Operation, Service Diagnosis, Servicing and Disassembly, Schematics and Wiring Diagrams as well as Parts Information.

Models include
Freestanding: WD860S, WD861V, WD861S, WD660T, WD860T, WD661T, WD861T, WD660V, WD860V, WD661V
Undercounter: WD560S, WD561S, WD560T, WD561T, WD563T, WD564T, WD560V, WD561V
Combination Washer/Dryers
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General Electric
1961 114 72mb $8.64
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1968 JCPenny-Mobile Maid Dishwasher Service Manual
Here is the complete service manual to all General Electric produced JCPenny top loading dishwashers. Models include: 862-7500, 862-8520 and 862-8530. This manual is also relevant to all GE Mobile Top Loading dishwashers from the mid and late 1960's as the mechanical parts are identical to the JCPenny models.

Contents include:
CUSTOMER OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
To Open Dishwasher Lid
Detergents
Preparation of Dishes, Pots and Pans
General Loading Instructions
Loading Small Items
Loading Procedures
Plate Warming
Loading Detergent Dispenser-
Models 8520 and 8530
Filling Wetting Agent Dispenser-Model 8530
Connecting the Water
Faucet Adapter
Unicouple
Connecting the Electricity
Starting the Dishwasher
Interrupting the Cycle
Disconnecting After Washing
Care and Cleaning of the Dishwasher
Care of Exterior Finishes
Care of Vinyl Top-Models 8520 and 8530
Care of Interior
Washing Special Items
China
Plastics
Flat Wear
Metals
Aluminum Ware
Colored Anodized Aluminum
Iron Skillets
Wood
Winter Storage

DISHWASHING FACTS
General
Detergents and Water Supplies....
Water Spots
Water Hardness
Stains and Films
Iron Film
Lime Film
Stains on Nylon Dishwasher Parts
Stainless Steel
Plastic Dishes and Wood Utensils
High Temperatures
Stains-Plastic Dinnerware
Coffee, Tea and Food Stains
Aluminum Ware

SERVICING
Cover Hinge Assemblies
Cover Assembly
Tub Gasket
Front Panel
Unicouple and Drain Assembly
Models 8520 and 8530
Model 7500
Power Cord All Models
Tub Assembly.
Air Vent and Baffle Assembly
Detergent Dispenser-Model 7500
Detergent Dispenser-Models
8520 and 8530
Wetting Agent Injector-Model 8530
Dishwasher Timer Controls
Inlet Valve
Latch and Switch Assembly
Racks
Upper Rack-Models 7500 and 8520
Upper Rack-Model 8530
Lower Rack-All Models
Motor Starting Relay
Faulty Relay Checks
Motor and Pump Mechanism Assembly
Assembly Parts
Operation
Wash Tower
Jet Swirl Shower
Circulation Rate
Wash Mechanism Servicing
Correct Positioning of Pump Cover
Washability
Spray-Arm Binding

GENERAL MAINTENANCE
Plastisol Patching
Tub Bottom Repair-Minor Cuts
and Defects
Stain Removal-Dishwasher
Tubs and Racks
Liquid Baymal (Part Number 410599)
Odor Complaints

TROUBLESHOOTING CHART
WIRING DIAGRAMS WIRING DIAGRAMS
Dishwashers
Published by:
JCPenny
1968 30 17mb $4.99
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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
Published by:
General Electric
1958 2 3mb $4.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download No Matter What You Wash and Wear You’ll Feel Like A Queen
Complete Owners manual and operating instructions to Frigidaire's Top-of-the-Line automatic washers for 1960. Custom Imperial and Imperial models, including suds-saver models.


Automatic Washers
Published by:
Frigidaire
1960 32 21mb $4.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1910s thru 1940s Thor Conventional Washing Machines
This 99 page document shows the complete history of Thor wringer, spinner and cylinder washers from the teens thru the late 1940s. Included are complete machine views as well as parts list for the washer section (everything below the wringer) for each machine. Models include their twin tub, cylinder, agitator, gentle hand and agitator/spinner models. Very interesting read to say the least.


Wringer Washers
Published by:
Thor
1949 99 107mb $12.84
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Thumbnail Image of Download How to enjoy convenient cooking with your General Electric Range
Full owners manual and use/care guide for all 1957 model General Electric electric ranges. Sections include: Surface Cooking, Oven Cooking, Complete care of your range as well as delicious vintage recipes!

Models include: J300P, J302P, J304P, J403P, J405P, J406P, J402P, J408P


Ranges/Stoves
Published by:
General Electric
1957 72 37mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1954 Hotpoint Major Appliance Productgrams
1954 Hotpoint Productgrams cover Ranges, Refrigerators, Freezers, Washers, Dryers, Dishwashers, Food Waste Disposers and Air Conditioners.

Included in this document are 10 monthly issues from 1954.

Hotpoint's Productgrams 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.
Miscellaneous
Published by:
Hotpoint
1954 264 90mb $10.80
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Thumbnail Image of Download Beautiful 1957 General Electric Built-In Dishwasher Brochures
Here are some wonderful brochures showing off GE's very rare 30" as well as the standard 24" roll-out built-in dishwashers. Unlike dishwashers of today, these machines rolled out from under the counter in a big drawer style fashion. They washes with a metal impeller that spun at 1750 rpm at the bottom of the tank.


Dishwashers
Published by:
General Electric
1957 8 13mb $4.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download All New and Improved Easy Automatic Dryers
Beautiful brochure for the Easy Automatic Dryers models DDC and DDC-E (gas and electric).


Clothes Dryers
Published by:
Easy
1955 4 5mb $4.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Frigidaire VIP-Bulletin on 12-lb Washer Tubs
Frigidaire VIP Bulletins were sent to retail stores to educate their sales people on the great features of Frigidaire appliances. This bulletin compares the new Frigidaire 12lb washer tub to the GE, Speed Queen and Whirlpool/Kenmore washer tubs.


Automatic Washers
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Frigidaire
1963 4 4mb $4.99
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From the Beam Company of Webster City, IA (the same company that made Beam automatic washer parts) comes this brochure highlighting their 1961 central vacuum system.


Vacuum Cleaners
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Beam
1961 4 6mb $4.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 36th Anniversary Buyers Guide
Here is a complete newsprint catalog showing off all of GE's home appliances both major appliances and small appliances from 1963. Products include Refrigerators, Freezers, Electric Ranges, Automatic Washers and Dryers, Dishwashers, Air Conditioners, Radios, Television Sets, Stereos, Clocks, Fans, Vacuum Cleaners, Skillets, Toasters and Toaster Ovens, Blenders, Mixers, Irons, Hair Dryers, and more!


Full Catalog
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General Electric
1963 32 50mb $6.00
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Full owners manual and operating instructions for the Hoover Convertible Vacuum Cleaner model 65.


Vacuum Cleaners
Published by:
Hoover
1957 16 10mb $4.99
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Complete Use and Care/Operating Instructions and Parts list to Kenmore Automatic Washer models: 110.7304811 and 110.7305811


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Kenmore
1973 20 16mb $4.99
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Complete owners manuals and operating instructions to all 14 series KitchenAid automatic dishwashers from the early 1960s. Models include KDS-14, KDI-14, KDC-14.


Dishwashers
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KitchenAid
1960 24 14mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1955 General Electric Range-Cooktop-Oven Service Manual
Here is the comprehensive service manual to all 1955 General Electric Ranges.

M line (1955) models include: J244M, J245M, J246M, J400M, J402M, J403M, J405M, J408M

Sections on servicing include:
Automatic Unit
Backsplashers
Bake Unit
Body
Cooking Tops
Fuse and Appliance Receptacle.
Handles
Nomenclature
Oven
Oven Door
Oven Light Switch
Oven Liner
Oven Switches
Oven Unit and Contacts
Oven Unit Terminal Blocks
Storage Drawers
Surface Units
Surface Unit Switches
Thermostats
Timers and Minute Timers
Wiring Diagrams

If you are looking for the owners manual for these ranges, the 1956 Range owners manual is very similar to the 1955 line and it can be found here: 1956 General Electric Range Owners Manual
Ranges/Stoves
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General Electric
1955 38 23mb $7.99
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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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Here is the comprehensive service manual to all 1962 Frigidaire automatic washing machines. All Multimatic machines by '62. Models include WCIR-62, WCI-62, WI-62, WIAR-62, WIA-62, WCD-62, WD-62, WDR-62 and WDA-62. Includes complete in-depth images and specifications for all models, cycle charts, service instructions and complete Multimatic transmission rebuilding instructions, self-study exam and Home-Ec Talk.


Automatic Washers
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Frigidaire
1962 112 46mb $5.52
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1956 General Electric Service Manual covering Electric Ranges and Water Heaters.

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.
Ranges/Stoves
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General Electric
1956 58 30mb $7.99
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Nice brochure highlighting Caloric's built in appliances-- ovens, cooktops, range hoods, sinks, etc.


Gas Stoves
Published by:
Caloric
1961 6 8mb $4.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Philco Built-in Dishwasher Service Manual
Comprehensive parts and service manual for 1963 Philco built-in Dishwashers. Model 24KW36 is highlighted.

Sections include Specifications, Exploded Views, Parts Data, Wiring Diagram, Installation, Troubleshooting, Parts Remove and Adjustments.
Dishwashers
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Philco
1963 52 23mb $4.99
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Brochure for the '68 Waste King Food Waste Disposer


Food Waste Disposers
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Waste King
1968 4 4mb $4.99
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House and Home Magazine was the Better Homes and Gardens for the professional home builders. While not specifically related about home appliances, this magazine was geared towards all aspects of building homes in 1950's.

This issue's main articles:

EDITORIALS
Time for new ideas, new models
Trade-ins can help everybody

STORY OF THE MONTH
What 33 leaders are doing to meet the buyers’ market

NEW HOUSES
Is the three-zone house the answer to today’s living?
Why summer houses are fun for designers, a boon to builders

DESIGN
How new ideas and materials are changing the fireplace

LAND PLANNING
Jalonack plays it big and handsome in a 4,000-house project

MARKETS
Report from 35 cities: Trade-ins are catching on big How 23 builders use community pools to boost sales

PRODUCTS AND PRACTICE
Experimental house: Is thin shell concrete practical? Four more ways to build better for less New load-bearing window walls

NEWS
Survey shows house starts still close to ’53 and *54 levels Remodeling market: Federal Reserve says it is up only 3%
Index to these and other News reports

DEPARTMENTS
Letters
Technical Publications
Technical News
Advertising Index

VINTAGE ADVERTISEMENTS From:
Alliance Ware, Inc., Aluminum Co. of America Amcrete Corporation, American Motor Corp. (Kelvinator Division) American-Standard Corporation (Plumbing & Heating Division), American Telephone & Telegraph Co., American Welding & Mfg. Co., Anco Window Corporation Andersen Corp., Arco Company, The Armstrong Cork Co., Asbestos-Cement Products Assn., Bakehte Co. (Division of Union Carbide & Carbon) Bendix Moldings, Inc., Berns Manufacturing Corp., Besser Company, Bessler Disappearing Stairway Co., Bilco Co., The Bird & Son, Inc., Blue Ridge Glass Corp., Briggs Mfg. Co., Brikcrete Associates, Bryant Division (Carrier Corporation), Bull Dog Electric Products Co., Carrier Corporation (Bryant Division), Case & Son Mfg. Co., W. A., Ceco Steel Products Corp., Certain-Teed Products Corp., Chase Brass & Copper Co., Combustion Engineering, Inc. (Home Equipment Div.) Connor Engineering Corp., Consoweld Corp., Crane Co., Crawford Door Company Curtis Companies Service Bureau, Douglas Fir Plywood Assoc., Dow Chemical Co., The Dur-o-Wal, Eljer Co., Electromode Corp., Elkay Mfg. Co., E-Z-Way Sales, Inc., Fleet of America, Inc., Frigidaire Div. (General Motors Corp), GBH Way Homes, Inc., General Electric Co., General Motors Corp. (Frigidaire Div.), General Tire & Rubber Co., The (Bolta-Floor Division), General Tire & Rubber Co., The (Jeannette Division), Georgia Pacific Corporation, Gerber Plumbing Fixtures, Gold Seal Division (Congoleum-Naim, Inc.), Grant Pulley & Hardware Co., Great Lakes Carbon Corp. (Perlite Division), Grillcraft Co., Hall-Mack Co., Halstead & Mitchell Harnischfeger Homes, Inc., Heinley Mastercraft Products Homelite Corp., Horizon Door Company, Inc., HOUSE & HOME, Ingersoll Products Division (Borg-Warner Corp.), Inland Homes Corp., Insulite Division (Minnesota & Ontario Paper Co.) Johns-Manville, Kelvinator Div. (American Motor Corp.), Kennatrack Corp., Kentile, Inc., Keystone Steel & Wire Co., Kwikset Sales & Service Co., Leviton Manufacturing Co., Libbey Owens Ford Glass Co., Line Material Co. Division of McGraw Electric Co. Long-Bell Lumber Company Louisville Cement Co., Maas & Waldstein Co., Majestic Co., Inc., The Mastic Tile Corp. of America McCall’s Magazine, McGraw Electric Co. (Line Material Co., Division of) Midcontinent Adhesive Company Midget Louver Co., Miller Mfg. Co., Inc., Frank B., Minneapolis-Honeywell Regulator Co., Minnesota & Ontario Paper Co. (Insulite Division) Moen Valve Co., Monsanto Chemical Co., Moore, Inc., Goodloe E., Mosley Electronics, Inc., Mueller Brass Co., National Concrete Masonry Assn., National Electrical Mfrs. Assn., National Gypsum Co., National Homes Corp., National Lock Company National Mfg. Co., National Oak Flooring Mfrs. Assn., National Pool Equipment Co., National-U. S. Radiator Corporation New Castle Products, Inc., Nudor Mfg. Corp., Nutone, Inc., Onan & Sons, Inc., D. W., Owens Corning Fiberglas Corp., Panelfold Doors, Perlite Division (Great Lakes Carbon Corp.), Peterson Window Corp., Pittsburgh Plate Glass Co., Place Homes, Inc., Portland Cement Association Progress Manufacturing Company, Ramset Fastening System (Shure-Set), Ready Hung Door Corp., Remcon, A division of Pyramid Instrument Corp. Remington Arms Co., Inc., Reynolds Metals Co., Roberts Mfg. Co., Ruberoid Co., The, Samuel Stamping & Enameling Co., Schlage Lock Co., Scholz Homes, Inc., Shure-Set (Ramset Fastening System), S. K. Laboratories, Inc., Smith Corp., A. O., Sonoco Products Co., Stylon Corp., Summitville Tiles, Inc., Superior Electric Co., The, Union Carbide & Carbon Corp. (Division of Bakelite Corp.), Unique Balance Company, Inc., United States Plywood Corp., Universal Atlas Cement Co., Utility Appliance Corp., Van-Packer Corp., Visking Corp., The Vulcan Radiator Co., The, Weatherstrip Research Institute Weiser Co., Western Lock Mfg. Co., Westinghouse Electric Corp., Weyerhaeuser Sales Co., Wiegand Co., Edwin L., William Wallace Co., Wood Conversion Co., Woodall Industries, Inc., Woodward Iron Co., Yale & Towne Mfg. Co.,
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1956 230 104mb $9.99

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