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Maytag A606 Automatic Washer Operating Instructions and Laundering Guide


Published by Maytag in 1974-- Complete operating instructions to Center Dial Maytag Washer model A606. Also included is the Laundering Guide that was packed with all Maytag washers of this era.

Number of Pages: 32
File Size: 35mb
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Thumbnail Image of Download Electrical Dealer Magazine - October 1952
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.


October 1952 Issue
25th Anniversary Issue


PART 1- THE PAST as recorded by ELECTRICAL DEALER
The Product Story- 20 page pictorial review of the history and significant developments in Appliances: Washers, Dryers, Ironers, Hot Water Heaters, Ranges, Refrigerators, Dishwashers, Vacuum Cleaners, Fans, Air Conditioners, Food Mixers, Housewares, Sewing Machines, Electric Blankets, Clocks, Electric Kitchens, Irons, Toasters, Radios, Television. For the Automatic Washer, they show the invoice of the very first sale of the Bendix in 1937!

The Dealer Story--Pioneers in retailing electrical appliances
The Salesman's Story- A new business was launched by specialists
The Distributor Story--The backbone of modern marketing
The Advertising Story-History of Appliance Advertising
The Time Payment Story- Financing plans make mass selling possible
The ELECTRICAL DEALER STORY-History of a growing magazine
Looking Back-Promotion ideas from the early days

PART II- THE PRESENT as a milestone of industry progress
The Fifth Freedom-A report to consumers on electrical living
There's Always Room At The Top- Little known facts about men in the news

PART Ill- THE FUTURE as viewed by marketing and advertising experts
The Presidents' Forum-Industry executives predictions
Marketing And Advertising Forum-The five -year outlook
Can These Be Tomorrow's "Growth Appliances"- A designer's conception
From Cubby Holes To Showrooms- Appliance centers go modern

Great full page ads including:

Laundry Equipment:
ABC-O-Matic Automatic Washer
Speed Queen Dryer and Wringer Washer
Laundry Queen "Truly" Automatic Washer
Bendix Washer and Dryer
Apex Automatic Washer and Dishwasher
Tide's Frigidiare Washer Promotion
Dexter Wringer Washers
Woman's Friend Wringer Washers
Whirlpool Washer and Dryer showing both St. Joseph and Clyde Plants
Thor Automatic and Semi-Automatic Washers
Easy Spindrier Washers and Easy Wringer
Hamilton Dryers

Dishwashers:
American Kitchens Dishwasher
Crosley Dishwasher

Vacuum Cleaners:
Royal
Lewyt
Hoover
Apex Strato-Cleaner
Cadallic
Universal Jet-99
Eureka
Trade Publications
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Electrical Dealer
1952 228 125mb $12.99
Introductory Price of $8.99


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This is a guide given to dealers and service personnel introduction Maytag's very first automatic washer. It contains adorable mid-century style illustrations describing the new machine in great detail. Explains how it works, what the cycle does and how to take it apart and troubleshoot any issue.


Automatic Washers
Published by:
Maytag
1949 54 35mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Assorted Small Appliances Dealer Catalog
Great brochures from a dealer catalog of small appliances and clocks.

Products Include:

Hamilton Beach Mixer

Hamilton Beach Mixette hand Mixer

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

Cory Vacuum Coffee Maker, Cory Electric Knife Shapener

Toastmaster Super Deluxe Toaster and Toaster 1B14

Fryrette Deep Fryer

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

Durabilt Traveling Irons

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

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

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

Arvin Portable Electric Heaters
Small Appliances
Published by:
Generic Catalog
1954 32 81mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1960 Frigidaire Built-In Cooking Appliances Tech-Talk Service and Parts Manual
Very comprehensive service manual for all 1960 Frigidaire Built-In Wall Ovens, Cook-tops and Fold-Back Surface Units. Models include:

BUILT-IN WALL OVENS-MODELS RBB-90, RBB-92, RBB-93, RBB-94, RBGB-94, RBB-98, RBB-99 and RBGB-99

BUILT-IN COOKING TOPS, MODELS RBB-100, RBB-101, RBB-102CH and RBB-201.

FOLD-BACK SURFACE UNITS-MODELS RBB-81, RBB-82 and RBB-84.

Service manual includes wiring diagrams. Parts section shows all parts and part numbers. Having the manufacturers part number for the part you need is essential for doing internet/eBay searches to locate these rare, no longer available parts. In many circumstances they can be found once you know the part number. This guide is essential for anyone who has any vintage Frigidaire Range.
Ranges/Stoves
Published by:
Frigidaire
1963 156 123mb $9.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Cooper Home Supply Catalog
This is one of the more unusal catalogs I have ever seen. It's a great reference of home products of the mid 1950's. It contains, major appliances, TV and electronics, small appliances and other household goods. Many major manufactures are represented with multiple models of each type of products. A picture, description model number and price of each item offered is shown.

Products and brands include...

TELEVISION
Admiral, Philco, Stromberg-Car lson, RCA Victor, Mitchell, Dumont, Capehart, Zenith,Westinghouse, Magnavox, General Electric, Motorola, Stewart-Warner, Sylvania, Crosley,Bendix, Emerson, Andrea.

RADIOS
RCA Victor, Zenith, Philco, Admiral, Bendix,Westinghouse, Motorola, General Electric,Magnavox, Capehart, Stromberg-Carlson, Emerson, Stewart-Warner, Sylvania.

RECORD CHANGER, RECORDER
Webster-Chicago, RCA, Ampro, Revere, V-M.

REFRIGERATORS, FREEZERS
Servel, Gibson, Kelvinator, International Harvester, Admiral, Philco, Pak-A-Way, Coolerator, Bendix, Deepfreeze, Crosley, Westinghouse, Thor, General Electric, Quicfrez, Norge, Hotpoint, Frigidaire, General Chef, Astral.

ELECTRIC RANGES
General Electric, Deepfreeze, Gibson, Frigi•daire, Hotpoint, Kelvinator, Admiral, Bendix,RCA Estate, Coolerator, Crosley, Thor, Philco, Norge, Westinghouse, Welbilt.

GAS RANGES
Welbilt, Norge, Magic Chef, Detroit-Jewel, Maytag, RCA Estate, Florence.

KITCHEN CABINETS, SINKS, DISHWASHERS
Apex, Crosley, Kelvinator, General Electric,Hotpoint, Cory, Tracy, Kitchenaid, American Kitchens, Youngstown, Westinghouse.

LAUNDRY EQUIPMENT
Thor, Whirlpool, Bendix, Blackstone, Hamilton, Kelvinator, Westinghouse, Maytag, Frigidaire, Easy, Hotpoint, Crosley, Simplex, General Electric, Norge, Ironrite, Apex, Conlon, Naxon, Empire, Launder-King, Handyhot, Monitor.

WATER HEATERS
Westinghouse, Hotpoint, Crosley, Norge, Deepfreeze, Duo-Therm, General Electric, Toastmaster.

HEATERS
DuoTherm, Electromode, Knapp•Monarch,Magic Chef, Arvin, Fresh'nd-Aire, Tropic-Aire, Mimar, LaSalle, Handyhot, Emerson-Electric, Electresteem.

DEHUMIDIFIERS
Berns Air King, Frigidaire, Fedders, Hotpoint,Westinghouse, RCA, Mitchell, Fresh'nd-Aire, Admiral.

SEWING MACHINES
Domestic, Free-Westinghouse.

VACUUM CLEANERS, FLOOR POLISHERS, CARPET SWEEPERS
Royal, Eureka, Lewyt, Apex, Gilbert, Westinghouse, Universal, Hamilton Beach, Hoover, General Electric, Regina, General, Shetland, Wagner, Bissell.

HOUSEHOLD APPLIANCE
Universal, Holliwood, Rotiss-O-Mat, BroilQuik, Broilking, Silv-A-King, General Slicing, Silex, Cory, Nicro, Continental, Sunbeam, Ritz, Dulane, Westinghouse, Waring, Kidde, Darmeyer, Naxon, Casco, Hoover, General Electric,Nesco, Everhot, Tropic-Aire, Knapp-Monarch,Kitchenaid, Manning-Bowman, Gilbert, Sperti,Mimar, Oster, Electresteem, Hamilton-Beach,Camfield, American Beauty, Toastmaster, General Mills, Rival, Juice King, Arvin, Durabilt,Proctor, Presto, Farberware, Wearever, Mirro, Revere, Ekco, Flint, Handyhot, Hankscraft.

SHAVERS
Remington, Rolls, Schick, Norelco.

SCALES
Borg, Detecto, Counselor, Health•O•Meter.

TYPEWRITERS
Underwood, Smith-Corona, Remington.

DOOR BELLS/ CHIME
Nutone, Rittenhouse, Edwards .

CHRISTMAS LIGHTS
Noma.

LUGGAGE

TOYS
Gilbert

CLOCKS
General Electric, Telechron, Jefferson.

STERLING SILVER
International Sterling, Reed & Barton, Gorham.

SILVERPLATED FLATWARE
Community, 1847 Rogers Bros., Wm. Rogers &Son, Gorham, Tudor, Holmes & Edwards.

ELECTRIC TRAINS
Lionel, American Flyer.

TOOLS
Skil, Black & Decker Utility, Revere, Casco.

PENS, PENCILS, CIGARETTE LIGHTERS
Ronson, Parker, Sheaffer, Norma.

PHOTOGRAPHIC EQUIPMENT
Ansco, Ampro, Argus, Weston, Kalart, Victor,Bell & Howell, DeJur, Bolsey, Polaroid-Land,Graflex, Crown Graphic, Speed Graphic, Keystone, Radiant, Dalite, Revere, Kodak.
Full Catalog
Published by:
Cooper Supply
1954 100 165mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1968 Frigidaire Flair and Twin-30 Electric Range Tech-Talk Service Manual
Very comprehensive service manual for all 1968 Frigidaire Flair and Twin-30 Electric Ranges. Service manual includes wiring diagrams. Models include:

FLAIR RANGES Models: RCD-630N, RCD-630VN, RCI-635N, RCI-635VN, RCI-645N and RCI-645VN

TWIN 30 ELECTRIC RANGES Models: RCD-637N , RCI-639VN and RCIE-639VN

Looking for the parts catalog for Flair Ranges, 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
1966 72 58mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1966 Frigidaire Flair and Freestanding Electric Range Tech-Talk Service Manual
Very comprehensive service manual for all 1966 Frigidaire Electric Ranges. Service manual includes wiring diagrams. Models include:

FLAIR RANGES Models: RCD-630K, RCI-635K, RCI-645K

FREE-STANDING RANGES Models: RSA-30K, RS-30K, RS-35K, RD-35K, RDG-38K, RDE-38K, RD-39K, RCDG-39K, RCIE-39K, RS-1 OK, RDD-15K, RD-20K, RDD-20K, RD-71K, RCDG-SSK, RCIG-75K

TWIN 30 ELECTRIC RANGES Models: RD-637K, RCI-639K, RCJ-639VK, RCIE-639K, RCIE-639VK

Looking for the parts catalog for Flair Ranges, 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
1966 120 64mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1963 Frigidaire Electric Range Tech-Talk Service and Parts Manual
Very comprehensive service manual for all 1963 Frigidaire Electric Ranges. Models include:

RAE-4, RS-305-63, RS-30-63, RS-35-63, RD-38-63, RD-39-63, RCI-39-63, RS-10-63, RSD-15-63, RD-20-63, RDD-20-63, RCD-71-63, RI-55-63, RCI-75-63.

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
1963 144 101mb $9.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1961-1963 Frigidaire Flair Wall Oven Tech-Talk Service and Parts Manual
Very comprehensive service and parts manual for all 1961-1963 Frigidaire Flair Wall Ovens. Models include:

Frigidaire Flair Wall Ovens: RBGB-330, RBGB-335, RBGF-345
Standard Wall Ovens: RBE-1 and RBF

Service manual includes wiring diagrams. Parts section shows all parts and part numbers. Having the manufacturers part number for the part you need is essential for doing internet/eBay searches to locate these rare, no longer available parts. In many circumstances they can be found once you know the part number. This guide is essential for anyone who has any vintage Frigidaire Range.
Ranges/Stoves
Published by:
Frigidaire
1963 144 114mb $9.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1964 Frigidaire Electric Range Tech-Talk Service
Very comprehensive service manual for all 1964 Frigidaire Electric Ranges. Models include:

RS-30S-64, RS-30-64, RD-35-64, RD-G38-64, RD-39-64, RCD-G39-64, RCI-G39-64, RS-10-64, RSD-15-64, RD-20-64, RDD-20-64, RCD-G55-64, RCD-71-64, RCI-G75-64

Service manual includes wiring diagrams.
Ranges/Stoves
Published by:
Frigidaire
1964 100 79mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1961 Constructa Automatic Washer Brochure
Here is a German language brochure from Constructa showing off their 1961 line of front-loading automatic washers. Models include:

K3, K3FS, K4, K4FS, K5, K6, T5
Automatic Washers
Published by:
Constructa
1961 24 45mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1961 Frigidaire Electric Range Tech-Talk Service and Parts Manual
Very comprehensive service and full parts manual for all 1961 Frigidaire Electric Ranges. Models include:

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

Service manual includes wiring diagrams. Parts section shows all parts and part numbers. Having the manufacturers part number for the part you need is essential for doing internet/eBay searches to locate these rare, no longer available parts. In many circumstances they can be found once you know the part number. This guide is essential for anyone who has any vintage Frigidaire Range.
Ranges/Stoves
Published by:
Frigidaire
1961 117 71mb $9.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Frigidaire Flair Range Replacement Parts Diagrams and Catalog
Full parts catalog for all GM Frigidaire Freestanding Flair Electric Ranges from 1960 though 1968. Catalog shows part diagrams and related part numbers.

Having the manufacturers part number for the part you need is essential for doing internet/eBay searches to locate these rare, no longer available parts. In many circumstances they can be found once you know the part number. This guide is essential for anyone who has any vintage Frigidaire Flair Range.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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



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

Service manual includes wiring diagrams. Parts section shows all parts and part numbers. Having the manufacturers part number for the part you need is essential for doing internet/eBay searches to locate these rare, no longer available parts. In many circumstances they can be found once you know the part number. This guide is essential for anyone who has any vintage Frigidaire Range.
Ranges/Stoves
Published by:
Frigidaire
1956 94 70mb $9.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1957 Frigidaire Electric Range Tech-Talk Service and Parts Manual
Very comprehensive service and full parts manual for all 1957 Frigidaire Electric Ranges. Models include:



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

Service manual includes wiring diagrams. Parts section shows all parts and part numbers. Having the manufacturers part number for the part you need is essential for doing internet/eBay searches to locate these rare, no longer available parts. In many circumstances they can be found once you know the part number. This guide is essential for anyone who has any vintage Frigidaire Range.
Ranges/Stoves
Published by:
Frigidaire
1957 128 97mb $9.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Frigidaire Variable Speed Jet-Action Automatic Washer Service Manual
Here is the service manual to Frigidaire washer model WXL. It contained a variable speed clutch to control the up-and-down agitation and spin speeds. The manual describes the operation of the variable clutch and roller-matic transmission in detail.


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


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


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


Automatic Washers
Published by:
Frigidaire
1958 12 14mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Appliance Manufacturer Magazine - January 1957
Appliance Manufacturer is a fun magazine to read for any collector or enthusiast of vintage appliances, electronics and other vintage home products. This highly entertaining magazine covered the design and manufacturing areas of Major Appliances, Small Appliances, Small Electrics, Radios, Televisions and other electric home products from the mid-20th century.

Index of the January 1957 Issue


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

Trade Publications
Published by:
Appliance Manufacturer
1957 132 63mb $12.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download The Maytag Dependables vs the Others
Here is a fascinating look at Maytag Washers and Dryers compared to the other leading brands:

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

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

Also includes complete information on current models of the time with full specifications and control panel views.
Automatic Washers & Dryers
Published by:
Maytag
1983 34 42mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Westinghouse Front Loading Washer Owners Manual model L110
Here is the complete owners manual and operating instructions to the Westinghouse Laundromat automatic washer, model L110.


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


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


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


Automatic Washers
Published by:
Kenmore
1966 34 44mb $6.99

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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.,
Trade Publications
Published by:
House and Home
1956 230 104mb $9.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1974 Taller Tumbler and Higher Dryer Brochures
Brochures and spec sheets for the 1974 Westinghouse front-control front load washer and matching dryer. See the very first front load washer and dryer with Pedalstals! No the washer/dryer pedalstal was not a 21st invention!


Automatic Washers & Dryers
Published by:
Westinghouse
1974 8 11mb $3.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Easy Spiralator Automatic Washer Brochures
Brochures for Easy Automatic washers models ADE and ACE.


Automatic Washers
Published by:
Easy
1957 4 7mb $3.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1954 Kelvinator Wringer Washer Service Manual
Complete service manual to all Kelvinator wringers washers from 1954.

Models include: WB, WBP, WC, WCP, WE, WEP.

Sections include: Installation, Electrical and Mechanical Parts, Lubrication, Service Diagnosis, Specifications.
Wringer Washers
Published by:
Kelvinator
1954 20 15mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1980 General Electric Refrigerator-Freezers Brochure
Here is a sales brochure highlighting the entire line of 1980 GE Electric Refrigerators. Images and Full detailed specifications included for each model.

Appliances highlighted:

Side-by-Side No-Frost Refrigerator/Freezers
No Frost Top-Freezer Refrigerator/Freezers
Manual and Cycle-Defrost Refrigerator/Freezers
Food Freezers
Refrigerators/Freezers
Published by:
General Electric
1980 10 12mb $3.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Maytag Combination Washer-Dryer Owners Manual
Here is an extremely rare owners manual. It the full use and care guide to Maytag's Combination Washer-Dryer, model 340W!


Combination Washer/Dryers
Published by:
Maytag
1962 36 12mb $3.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1974 Top Loading Washer and Dryer Brochures
Brochures and spec sheets for the 1974 Westinghouse Top-of-the-Line washer and dryer.


Automatic Washers & Dryers
Published by:
Westinghouse
1974 6 8mb $3.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Westinghouse Automatic Dishwashers
Wonderful and whimsical brochure highlighting the beautiful line of Westinghouse Roll-Out Dishwashers.


Dishwashers
Published by:
Westinghouse
1957 6 8mb $3.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Early Frigidaire Ironer Service Manual
Here is the service manual to the earliest Frigidaire Ironers, models IJ-20, IK-30 and IO-30.


Ironers
Published by:
Frigidaire
1949 20 22mb $3.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1963 Beam Top-Loading Dishwasher Owners Manual
Complete owners manual to a quite unusual dishwasher, the Beam.

Title: The Beam Automatic Dishwasher Operating Manual - Sparkling Dishes - Squeaky Clean.
Dishwashers
Published by:
Beam
1963 16 9mb $3.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Bison Instructions and Warranty
Complete owners manual and operating instructions for the Bison Vacuum Cleaner.

As the owner of a new Bison Home Maintenance System you can be proud and pleased to know that you have the very finest equipment of its kind in the world. Here at The Bison Company we have spared no effort or expense to incorporate into this equipment the best in design, materials, and workmanship. Your Bison will give you a lifetime of faithful service.

The booklet you are now reading has been designed to help you know your Bison thoroughly, so you can enjoy the utmost value from your purchase. You may want to keep this booklet in your Accessories Box where it will be handy when you want to refer to it.

We know you will enjoy your Bison ... and we welcome you to the big family of happy Bison owners.

Vacuum Cleaners
Published by:
Bison
1968 32 21mb $3.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download KitchenAid 5 Series Portable Top-Loading Dishwasher Brochure
Beautiful brochure from Hobart highlighting the 5 series portable top-loading dishwashers.


Dishwashers
Published by:
KitchenAid
1971 4 5mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Eureka Upright Vacuum Cleaner and Floor Scrubber Brochures
Here are some wonderful brochures highlighting Eureka upgright vacuum cleaners from the mid 1960's along with hand held vacuums and floor scrubbers/shampooers/polishers.

Models include:
Twin Power Super Automatic models 265A/265K,
Twin Power Super Automatic models 260E/260EK,
Two Speed Upright Automatic models 240/242,
Superpower lightweight model 102-A
, Lightweight model 100-A,
Super Lightweight model 95,
Whisk model 150-AT,
Whisk model 150,
Instant Foam Rug Shampooer model 31-AS,
Polisher Scrubber model 12/12-B,
Polisher Scrubber model 11
Vacuum Cleaners
Published by:
Eureka
1966 21 22mb $3.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download How to Get the Best from your Dishwasher
Full owners manual and operating instructions to GE dishwasher models GSD2200D and GSD2400D. This is an early electronic/touchpad model.


Dishwashers
Published by:
General Electric
1983 20 19mb $3.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Westinghouse Comprehensive Part Number Guide
Here is a wonderful guide for anyone with vintage Westinghouse laundry equipment. It has many images and diagrams of all the major parts as well as the part numbers for vintage Westinghouse automatic washers and dryers from 1946 thru 1962. Having the right part numbers will make searches much easier.


Automatic Washers & Dryers
Published by:
Westinghouse
1962 30 17mb $3.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download General Electric Range/Oven Technical Data Manual
This technical data manual produced by GE concerns all of their electric ranges from the early and mid 1960's. These have tips to help you service your range. Major sections include: General Information, Electrical Diagnosis, Adjustments, Disassembly and Service Notes.

For the sections on the self-cleaning P7 oven please see the
Ranges/Stoves
Published by:
General Electric
1964 91 47mb $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 $3.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1957 FACTS and FIGURES for Frigidaire Appliances in the Elegant SHEER LOOK
Fascinating sales literature book showing all available products and models of 1957 Frigidaire appliances. Each section includes images of each machine, list of model numbers and extensive feature comparison charts.

Products include Refrigerators, Food Freezers, Ranges, Surface Units, Cooking Tops, Automatic Washers, Dryers, Room Conditioners, Dishwashers, Water Heaters, Dehumidifiers and Food Waste Disposers.

Tables Include: Cooking With A Modern Frigidaire Electric Range Is The Economical Way!, Cost Of Drying Clothes, Water Heater Cost And Size Estimator, Maximum Delivery Of Hot Water "Per Day, Approximate Cost Of Operation.

Models: CP-141-57, CP-123-57, FI-121-57, FI120-57, FD-120-57, FD-102-57, FD-101-57, FS-101-57, S-124-57, S-104-57, S-80-57, SA-81-57, CFV-125, CFV-175, RI-70-57, RI-60-57, RI-39-57, RD-45-57, RD-25-57, RD-39-57, RS-15-57, RS-10-57, RS-38-57, RS-30-57, RBW-90, RBW-91, RBW-92, RBW-80, RBW-81, RBW-82, RBW-83, RBW-84, WI-57, WDU-57, WD-57, WSA-57, WS-57, DI-57, DI-1-57, DD-57, DS-57, A50-57, A100-57, AE7SS-57, AE75-57, AE100-57, AR100-57, AE150-57, DWFW, DWUW, DWSW, DWUW-1, DWFW-2, DWFW-3, DWSW-4, ETGW-30, ETGW-40, ETGW-50, ETW-30, ETW-40, ETW-50, ERGW-30, ERGW-40, ERGW-52, ERGW-66, ERGW-80, ERW-30, ERW-40, ERW-52, ERW-66, ERW-80, B0-1, FDV-1.
Full Catalog
Published by:
Frigidaire
1957 40 27mb $3.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Frigidaire Electric Ranges for 1963
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 shows off all of Frigidaire's beautiful electric ranges, "40, 30" and Flair models.

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 appliances to their customers.
Ranges/Stoves
Published by:
Frigidaire
1963 32 28mb $3.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Westinghouse Front Loading Coin Operated Washer Brochure
Brochures and spec sheet for the 1975 Westinghouse commercial washer.


Automatic Washers
Published by:
Westinghouse
1974 4 6mb $3.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Frigidaire Washer N-Line Models Parts Catalog
Here is the complete parts catalog which includes detailed illustrations of the order of assembled parts, their descriptions and original Frigidaire part numbers.

Frigidaire Washer Models include:
WAN, WA2N, WCDAN, WCDARN, WCDATN, WIN, WCDN and WCIN.
Automatic Washers
Published by:
Frigidaire
1968 34 15mb $3.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Your General Electric Dishwasher
This is a fascinating look at early mechanical dishwashing. It is the full owners manual and operating instructions to a very early GE dishwasher. At this time GE had only been manufacturing dishwashers for about five years. The page on detergents is particularly interesting as they state "the word detergent is new to most of us".


Dishwashers
Published by:
General Electric
1937 20 11mb $3.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download The New Design of Dependability
Absolutely beautiful large format book showing off the features of GE's Filter-Flo washers.


Automatic Washers
Published by:
General Electric
1964 12 14mb $3.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Easy Spindrier Owners Manual
Easy Spindrier owners manual for models WS-220, WS-260, WS-280, WS-291. Slight water staining on certain pages, but still very legible and printable.


Clothes Dryers
Published by:
Easy
1963 12 6mb $3.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Electrical Merchandising Magazine - May 1959
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.

May 1959 Issue

Highlights The New Wash and Wear Features of Laundry Appliances.

Great full page ads of the following laundry equipment (among other appliance ads):
Hotpoint Washers, Dryers and Dishwashers
Waste King Dishwashers
Frigidaire Dishwashers
Maytag Washers
Whirlpool Washers
Whirlpool Combos
Blackstone Washers
Easy Combo-matic
Philco Duomatic
Norge Dispensomat Washer and Dryer
Controls Corp Laundromation Cycle-Set Power Timer
Hamilton Washers
Trade Publications
Published by:
Electrical Merchandising
1959 128 69mb $12.99

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