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Blackstone Automatic Washers 250-350 Service Manual


Published by Blackstone in 1957-- Complete service manual to Blackstone washers from 1954 to 1958. Models 250 and 350.

Number of Pages: 52
File Size: 39mb
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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
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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
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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
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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
Published by:
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
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Appliance Manufacturer
1957 106 140mb $12.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1977 Hotpoint Appliances Catalog
Here is a complete product catalog from Hotpoint showing their complete line of major appliances.

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

Models include: W266, W264, W262, W268.

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

Models include: WFG-D.

Sections include: Cabinet, Clothes Door, Electrical Circuits and Cycles, Electrical Controls, Installation, Latch, Motor, Pump, Transmission, Specifications, Suspended Unit Assembly, Service Procedures, Water Inlet, Water Control.
Automatic Washers
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
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Electrical Dealer
1955 112 106mb $12.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1970 Frigidaire Skinny-Mini Washer Dryer Service Manual
In 1970 Frigidaire introduced the world's very first all-in-one stacked washer/dryer unit. It was called the Skinny-mini and used a one piece plastic molded agitator and tub combination referred to as an "agi-tub".

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

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


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


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


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

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


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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Sections include: Full specifications, timer cycle charts, Construction, Operation, Testing, Installation, Service Diagnosis/Troubleshooting Charts, Washer Analyzer, Service Procedures, Mechanism Service, Wiring Diagrams, Cycle Sequence/Timer cam charts and Schematics, Home-Ec Talk.
Automatic Washers
Published by:
Frigidaire
1975 96 77mb $7.99

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Thumbnail Image of Download The Worlds Newest Kitchen Ideas
budget-tailored to your exact needs for brighter, easier living! The earlier 1950 version of the complete 24 page sales literature catalog for everything Youngstown Kitchens made available to homeowners in the early post-war era. Includes images and specifications for all Youngstown Jet-Tower Dishwashers and Disposall units, full kitchen planner including all metal kitchen cabinets and storage units, porcelain sinks, drawer units and everything else to make a beautful new shiny 1950s Kitchen! Beautiful pictures and hand drawn illustrations throughout!


Dishwashers
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Youngstown Kitchens
1950 24 34mb $4.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Vintage Frigidaire Appliance Parts Reference Catalog
Here is the complete parts listings of all major serviceable parts for all Frigidaire Major Appliances through 1971. Full listings of major parts and their part number is included.

Ranges 1938-1971
Refrigerators 1946-1971
Washers 1947-1971 (including 1-18 and Laundry Center models)
Dryers 1952-1971
Dishwashers 1955-1971
Air Conditioners 1947-1971

Plus accessories for all appliances.

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 appliance.
Full Catalog
Published by:
Frigidaire
1971 142 108mb $9.99
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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 KitchenAid Mixer K5SS and K45SS Instruction and Recipe Owners Manual
Here is the owners manual that was packed with every KitchenAid stand mixer model K5SS and K45SS.

Sections include:

Understanding Your Food Preparer,
Speed Control Guide,
Adjusting Beater To Bowl,
Care and Cleaning,
Helpful Hints,
Mixing Tips,
Recommended Recipes.
Small Appliances
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KitchenAid
1983 52 41mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Thor Automatic Washer Service Manual
Here is the complete service manual to the automatic versions of the Thor washer. Models include 452, 451, 453 and 454. Completer service, installation and operating instructions are included.

This service manual is to be used in conjunction with the Thor washer/dishwasher transmission Service Manual.
Automatic Washers
Published by:
Thor
1951 84 60mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Electrical Merchandising Magazine - February 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.

Index of the February 1959 Issue


Full Page Vintage Ads:
McGraw Edison Air Conditioners, Westinghouse Air Conditioners, Waste King Dishwashers, Hoover Vacuum Cleaners/Floor Polishers, Hotpoint Appliances, Philco Electric Ranges, Dominion Coffee Maker, Maytag Automatic Washers, Atlas Aire Fans, Ben-Hur Freezers, Frigidaire Appliances, Lawn-Boy, Presto Coffeemakers, Chicago Tribune, Chevrolet Trucks, Remington Shavers, Aetna Life, National Electric Living Program, Honeywell Gas Valves, Good Housekeeping Magazine, Regina Vacuum Cleaners, Frigidaire Golden Rule Service, Roper Gas Ranges, Fasco Fans, General Electric Motors, Philco Appliance Marketing, Signal Fans, Presto Small Appliances, Westinghouse Fans, Blackstone Automatic Washers and Dryers, Caloric Gas Ranges, Better Homes and Gardens Magazine, Coolerator Air Conditioners, Gibson Air Conditioners, Grabar Appliances, Kelvinator Air Conditioners, Senora Television-Radio-Hi-Fi, General Electric Vacuum Cleaners, Frigidaire Air Conditioners, Philco Air Conditioners, Sylvania, United States Steel, Sylvania Clock Radios, Olympic Hi-Fi, Hamilton Dryers, Kelvinator Dealer Awards.

Double Full Page Vintage Ad Spreads:
Waste King Dishwashers, R&M Hunter Fans, General Electric Telechron Clocks, Hotpoint Refrigerator-Freezer, Westinghouse Light Blubs, Gold Starred Gas Ranges, RCA-Victor Television Sets, Admiral Television Sets, Amana Air Conditioners, Sylvania High-Fi, Motorola Television Sets, Zenith TV and Radio, Hotpoint Condenser Dryers, General Electric Fans, York Air Conditioners, RCA Stereo, Norge Refrigerator and Dispensomat Automatic Washers, Philco Radios, Hamilton Beach Hat-Box Vacuum Cleaner and Appliances, GE Credit.

3+ Page Vintage Ads or Catalogs:
16 Page Whirlpool Appliances Catalog, Chrysler Air-Temp Air Conditioners, Fedders Air Conditioners.

Other Ads:
Toastmaster Water Heaters, Chromolux Heating Elements, Arvin Stereo, Yellow Pages, Arvin Radios, Whirlpool FSP Parts, Westinghouse Dehumidifiers,


Featured Articles:

  • Trends—Region by Region

  • Stock Market Report... the industry on Wall Street

  • How’s Business... retail sales at a glance

  • Economic Currents

  • SPECIAL REPORT: Fans and Air Conditioners

  • Will Air Conditioning Begin Setting Sales Records Again

  • He Sold 135 Units in February

  • He Sells Them Like Sacks of Sugar

  • He Concentrates on Special Markets

  • Cold Weather Cools Off Fan Sales

  • He Sells Nothing But Fans He Promotes ’Em 12 Months a Year

  • Who Says Vacuum Cleaner Home Demonstrations Are Dead?

  • TV and Major Appliances in the Market Basket Idea Digest

  • He Nets 14 Percent on Custom Built Hi-Fi

  • Electric Blankets Everywhere

  • Better Home Merchandising: The Department of Ideas - Better Kitchen Merchandising

  • They Turn Appliance Shoppers into Kitchen Customers

  • What’s New In Chicago?

  • The Houseware’s Show

  • One of the most revolutionary of prototype appliances at the Market was this ultrasonic dishwasher by Westinghouse.

    G-E calls this radical new cabinet a power storage center. Elevator section rises from base at touch of button.

    This Maytag washer features a "timed bleach injector" which makes possible automatic, safe machine bleaching.

    A dream appliance last year, this Hotpoint range is now being produced commercially. It has flop-down surface units.

    Line-up of stereo in Philco space illustrates industry's swing to one-piece units. Side speakers, baffles broaden sound source.

    Model tuning TV :from bed draws attention to Admiral remote tuner, first such device available for low-priced portables.


  • The NARDA Convention


Introduction of New Products for 1959 Section - (1 to 5 paragraphs about each product):
Westinghouse Built-in Oven, Westinghouse Built-In Wall Refrigerator Freezer, Westinghouse Air Conditioners, Kitchen-Aire Range Hood, Admiral Ranges, Refrigerators, Built-in Ranges, Air-Conditioners, Ironrite Built-in Ironers, Hamilton Beach Hat-Box Vacuum Cleaner, Chrysler Air-Temp Air-Conditioners, Westinghouse Evaporative Coolers, Sub-Zero Built-in Refrigerator Freezers, Herrmidifer Humidifier, Astral Portable Refrigerators, Tappan Built-in Ranges and Refrigerators, Westinghouse Vacuum Cleaners, Ben-Hur Bar Refrigerators, Lovell Wringers, Welbuilt Range, Oasis Dehumidifiers, General Electric Vacuum Cleaner, Westinghouse Fans, Emerson-Pryne Range Hood, Bern Air-King Humidifiers, Columbia Stereo-Phonos, General Electric Radios, Motorola TV and Stereo, Sylvania Stereo Hi-Fi, RCA-Victor Radios, Olympic 1959 Electronic Line, Setchell-Carlson Radio-Phono, Emerson Phonoradio Combination, Sylvania Clock-Radio, Concert Organ.
Trade Publications
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Electrical Merchandising
1959 180 93mb $12.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Catalog of Replacement Parts for KitchenAid Dishwasher KD-17
Full parts catalog showing illustrations of all parts along with part numbers. This document makes doing internet searches for vintage parts much easier as you will have the official KitchenAid part numbers.


Dishwashers
Published by:
KitchenAid
1972 16 8mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1955 Frigidaire Refrigerator Owners Manual
Here is the complete owners manual and use/care guide to all 1955 Frigidaire Imperial Food Pantry Refrigerator-Freezers.

Models include: CIV-143 and CIV-115.
Refrigerators/Freezers
Published by:
Frigidaire
1955 48 50mb $6.00
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Thumbnail Image of Download New KitchenAid KD-20 Energy Saver V Dishwasher Service Manual
Comprehensive service manual for all 20 Series KitchenAid dishwashers. Models include KDC-20, KDI-20, KDP-20, KDC-40, KDI-40, KDP-40, KDC-60, KDI-60, KDP-60. Sections include General Information, Cycle Description, Servicing Instructions, Service Tips, Schematic Wiring, Timer Sequence Charts.


Dishwashers
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KitchenAid
1981 43 26mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download The Frigidairian - Summer 1950
Here is a wonderful piece of Frigidaire history. It is the employee magazine of Frigidaire right at the start of their golden years. 48 pages full of interesting articles and photographs about the going's on in Dayton and around the country with Frigidaire.

THE FRIGIDAIRIAN is issued periodically for the forty-odd thousand dealers and salesmen who handle and sell Frigidaire products throughout the United States. We are mailing this issue also to all Frigidaire employes. It contains so much timely information about Frigidaire and our sales organization who sell the products we build in Dayton, that we thought employes and members of their families would find it interesting. FRIGIDAIRE DIVISION
Miscellaneous
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Frigidaire
1950 49 61mb $7.32
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Thumbnail Image of Download How to Have a Prettier Room
Here is an absolutely adorable high-school home economics flyer discussing all kinds of ways to make a girls room more lovely. Wonderful text and full of whimsical 1950's style illustrations!


Miscellaneous
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Johnson-Wax
1958 16 7mb $4.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1961 Frigidaire Coin-Operated Washer Service and Parts Manual
Here is the service and parts manual to the second design of commercial/coin-operated Frigidaire washer for Laundromats and Coin-Laundry Facilities.

This model is the very first time a Unimatic transmission was placed into a 27" washer.

Sections include, Cycle of Operation Chart, Specifications, Installation, Service Diagnosis, Service Operations, Complete Unimatic Mechanism rebuilding instructions, Tools, etc.
Automatic Washers
Published by:
Frigidaire
1961 73 39mb $4.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1956 General Electric Dishwasher/Disposall Product Man
1956 General Electric Service Manual covering Automatic Dishwashers and Food Waste Disposers.

GE's Product Man Service Manuals were produced monthly to keep service personnel up to date with new products, appliance specifications, appliance service instructions, troubleshooting procedures, older product repair and parts changes, installation instructions, customer complaints and recommendations, testing procedures, tools for repairs, wiring diagrams, timer charts, appliance history and evolution and other important information regarding their appliances.
Dishwashers
Published by:
General Electric
1956 55 31mb $4.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download KitchenAid KD-11 Automatic Dishwasher Owners Manual
Full owners manual that was packed with every 1956 KitchenAid Dishwasher, models KD-11, KD-21, KD-31 and KD-41.


Dishwashers
Published by:
KitchenAid
1956 24 10mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download How to Operate Your RCA Whirlpool Automatic Washer
Operating Instructions for middle of the line Whirlpool washer. Exact model # is unknown.


Automatic Washers
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Whirlpool
1962 2 2mb $4.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1961 Hotpoint Refrigerator/Freezer Brochures
Beautiful brochures for the some of the 1961 Hotpoint Refrigerator.


Refrigerators/Freezers
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Hotpoint
1961 10 17mb $4.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download KitchenAid 19 Series Dishwasher Sales Literature Brochure
A wonderful brochure highlighting the KitchenAid's 19 series dishwashers from the late 1970's.

Models include: KDS-19, KDP-19, KDI-19, KDC-19, KDS-59 and KDC-59.
Dishwashers
Published by:
KitchenAid
1979 5 9mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Maytag Combination Washer-Dryer Brochures
Brochures highling both the gas and electric models of Maytag's combination washer-dryer. Beautiful illustrations and full specifications for each machine included.


Combination Washer/Dryers
Published by:
Maytag
1962 4 5mb $4.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Service Manual to GE's Very First Automatic Washer
When General Electric first introduced their automatic washer they produced this service manual for the machine. Model AW6. Full service information along with cycle chart and wiring diagram.


Automatic Washers
Published by:
General Electric
1947 41 23mb $4.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Westinghouse Service Beacon - July 1965
Westinghouse Service Beacons were produced bi-monthly to pass on extra appliance service information to dealers and service personnel. This issue covers, Laundry, Ranges, Refrigeration, Kitchen Utilities/Dishwashers and Room Air-Conditioners.


Full Catalog
Published by:
Westinghouse
1966 24 23mb $4.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download How to Make Washdays Carefree Days with your new Kelvinator Automatic Washer
Full owners manual and operating instructiions book for all 1957 Kelvinator automatic washer with "centric" action. Includes the top of the line "Do-All Dial" model.


Automatic Washers
Published by:
Kelvinator
1957 36 17mb $4.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Kenmore Commander Owners Manual
Owners manual and operating instructions to Kenmore's bullet cannister vacuum.


Vacuum Cleaners
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Kenmore
1949 15 8mb $4.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Consumer Bulletin Magazine - July 1960
Consumer Bulletin was a highly respected consumer product information magazine from the 1930's onward. It was the main competitor to Consumer Reports from the 1930's through the 1960's.

Articles on Products and Ratings in this issue include:
  • Grape-Nuts improves its product — by leaving out a few very modern ingredients

  • Refrigerator-freezer combinations
    Nine frost-free and conventional models are included in this report. Brands tested: Amana Free-O-Frost, Frigidaire, General Electric, Kelvinator Foodarama, Leonard, Norge, Philco, Sears Coldspot.

    Both refrigerators and refrigerator-freezers have full-width freezer compartments, and on this account most people do not realize there is a vitally important difference between the two types of appliance. If you contemplate buying, be sure you have a clear idea of the difference between the refrigerator and the refrigerator-freezer, for if you buy a refrigerator when what you really need is a refrigerator-freezer, the results can be very disappointing.

    Some manufacturers have done little to eliminate this confusion or adopt clear standards of nomenclature. Indeed, some refer to both types of appliance as refrigerators; others designate some of their combination appliances as having “zero degree” freezers or “true freezers.” The following definitions should help to dispel some of the confusion which exists in consumers’ minds. continued...

  • The new Comet automobile
    Someone has suggested that the Comet may be the car for those who cannot decide between a full-size car and the compact models, as represented by Corvair, Falcon, Valiant, Rambler American, and Studebaker Lark. Actually the interior of the Comet is larger than the Falcon only in the trunk space, for both cars have the same passenger space dimensions and the same engines. Exteriorly, however, the Comet is bigger; it has a 4½-inch longer wheelbase, is 14 inches longer overall, and is about 115 pounds heavier than the Falcon. The Comet has dual headlamps while those on the Falcon are the older style single headlamps, which in CR’s opinion are preferable. continued...

  • Hedge trimmers
    Reports and ratings of 9 popular brands of hedge trimmers and 2 hedge trimming attachments. Brands tested: Black & Decker, Craftsman, Disston Dragon, Hedgemaster, Hedgshear, Little Wonder, Skil, Sunbeam, Trimmer Boy

    Trimming hedges and shrubbery with a pair of hand-operated hedge shears is a tiresome and time-consuming task. Electric-motor-operated trimmers make light work of the hedge-trimming chore. Even a novice, with a little practice, can turn out a well-trimmed hedge in a fraction of the time—and likewise a fraction of the muscle-weariness—required for hand trimming. There is a certain amount of hazard in using a hedge trimmer, as there is with nearly all power tools, but there is a greater hazard with hedge trimmers than some other tools, because there is no way in which the cutting blades can be guarded. continued...

  • Bargains from abroad
    It is not necessary to take a trip abroad in order to buy foreign bargains. This article tells how you can buy by mail. One of the joys of taking a trip is buying unusual items, or bargains, which can be brought back and displayed as souvenirs or mementos of the happy journey. Many people are not aware that it is also possible to get items from abroad by mail order, not quite so easily as they could buy something from Sears, perhaps, but with no great difficulty either. continued...

  • What pool owners should know
    Safety rules for homeowners with back yard pools

  • Portable electronic flash units
    A report on six of the new models - Brands tested: FR-150, Futuramic Strobonar, Metz Mecablitz, Multiblitz Color SL, Strobomite, Ultrablitz Monojet

    The development of the transistor and the new miniaturization techniques of the electronic industry have been put to good use in the design of the new portable electronic flash guns. Not too many years ago, the electronic flash or “strobe” unit was a bulky and heavy accessory and therefore unwieldy for the amateur photographer to carry and use. The “strobe” units were expensive to buy, and battery costs were high. By contrast, the six flash units discussed in the present article were all reasonably light, relatively inexpensive, and compact, and batteries were relatively low in price. continued...

  • The problem of fallout from nuclear tests
    Consumers’ Research presents the informed opinion of a distinguished physicist in the field of nuclear energy on the vital question of fallout and its dangers. On the topic of nuclear fallout and its dangers, there is a welter of conflicting opinions, and it is most unfortunate that the views expressed often represent publicity-seeking attempts by zealots who have an ax to grind. When scientists seem to disagree on questions of such a fundamental nature, the lay public is not to be blamed for finding itself puzzled and confused, and ready to question, perhaps, the honesty and competence of the scientists concerned. continued...

  • Tight watch bands can impair function of nerves of the hand
    A recent item in The New England Journal of Medicine reports damage to the nerves of a part of one hand which caused numbness of the thumb and the area at its base. Increase in the area of numbness finally caused the patient to resort to medical advice. No cause for the trouble was found, and during the next two months the normal lack of sensation extended to involve the index finger. continued...

  • What’s in a name?
    The product may change and change and change again, but the old name goes on and on - The makers of Cafotan tablets, one of the patent medicines mentioned in our article on “ Painkillers and ‘cold remedies’ ” in the October 1959 Bulletin, have written to Consumers’ Research to say that the Cafotan made today differs in composition from the product which we discussed. As a matter of fact, says Premo Pharmaceutical Laboratories, Inc., the maker, there have been two changes in formulation since the tablets we examined were made.

    Originally Cafotan contained aspirin, phenacetin, caffeine, and quinine sulfate. Although the maker claims that this formulation was discontinued well over 10 years ago, during World War II, this 4-ingredient Cafotan is the kind that Consumers’ Research obtained when we recently acquired samples of various drugs from the current stock of a busy retail drug store. During World War II, according to the maker, quinine sulfate was eliminated from the formula, leaving Cafotan for the time being as a straight “APC” tablet—aspirin, phenacetin, caffeine—not essentially different from dozens of other APC preparations. Then in 1958, Premo made yet another change, substituting sali-cylamide for aspirin. continued...

  • Garden hose—plastic or rubber composition?
    Plastic garden hose is much lighter in weight and more convenient to handle than rubber hose, use of which is now limited mainly to industrial purposes. Consumers’ Research has had several different brands and types of plastic hose in use and allowed them to be exposed to the elements all the year round for some years. Our observation has been that plastic hose is on the whole very satisfactory and has great advantages, particularly for a woman, in its lightness. As there are many brands on the market that are guaranteed for periods up to 12 years, there seems to be no point in attempting to differentiate between the specific brands of makes that carry a guarantee. continued...

  • Devices sold for draining flooded basements
    Two electric-powered pumps and a gadget which uses water power to move waterWant to pump water up to a height of 6 feet at the rate of 300 gallons per hour—without an electric motor or gas engine? Advertisements for the Speedy Drainer seemed to promise such results, but actual performance in tests at Consumers’ Research was much less impressive. continued...

  • Concluding test findings on the new outboard motors



Regular Features Include:
  • The Consumers’ Observation Post

  • Editorial: Are home furnishings advertisers missing the boat?
    Dependability in a household appliance is what women want most. At least that is the view of B. A. Chapman, executive vice president of American Motors Corp., and general manager of the Kelvinator Division. If Mr. Chapman is correct in his analysis, there are a lot of home furnishings advertisers who are throwing away large sums on full pages in what are called the “home shelter” magazines. As a matter of fact, that is just what the foremost trade paper in the field thinks is happening. Reporting an analysis of the full-page advertisements in the April issues of House & Garden, Better Homes & Gardens, and Living, Louis Goodenough noted that something like one third of the ads showed people in formal or semi-formal evening clothes, and commented that in this country we don’t dress for dinner as the British often do. “It’s about time,” he said, that we “have a return to home furnishings that do something for today’s consumer.” continued...

  • Brief cumulative index

  • Listings of Current Phonograph Records

  • Ratings of Current Motion Pictures

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Full owners manual and operating instructions for the model 88 Air-Way Vacuum Cleaner.


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Brochure for accessories for the 1958 Hopoint line of Electric Ranges. Lists features and prices for the Coffee-Perk, Custom Cook and Server, Calrod Golden Griddle, Calrod Golden Fryer, Handi-Oven Grill and the Handi-Raise Broiler.


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