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The Appliances Most Women Want Most


Published by General Electric in 1947-- Large 8.5" x 11" advertising catalog showing off GE's new post-war small home appliances. Beautiful hand-drawn illustrations throughout!

Appliances included:

Irons, Travel Irons, Triple-Whip Mixer, Mixer Accessories, Automatic Roaster, Vacuum Coffee Makers, Coffeemaker Stoves, Coffeemaker Filters and Replacement Bowls, Automatic Toaster, Waffle Irons, and Sandwich Grills.

Number of Pages: 20
File Size: 28mb
Download Fee: $4.99

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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
Published by:
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
Published by:
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
Published by:
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
Published by:
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
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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
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Frigidaire
1975 96 77mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1975 Frigidaire 1-18 Dryer Tech-Talk Service Manual
Here is the complete and comprehensive service manual to all full size Frigidaire automatic dryers from the mid 1970s.

Models include both gas and electric: DA, DCD, DIA, DCI, D1, DAG, DCDG, DIAG, DCIG, DG1

Sections include: Full specifications, Resistance Values, Operating Temperatures, Introduction, Features, Safety Features, Construction, Operation, Installation, Service Diagnosis Charts, Complete Serving, Wiring Diagrams and Schematics, Home-Ec Talk.
Clothes Dryers
Published by:
Frigidaire
1975 79 62mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Owners Manual to the Very First Frigidaire Range
Dated October 1937 here is a rare find, it's the Owners Manual Book to Frigidaire's very first electric range introduced for the 1938 model year.


Ranges/Stoves
Published by:
Frigidaire
1938 68 36mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download How To Troubleshoot a TV Receiver
This is a wonderful 155+ page primer book in learning how to fix and restore vintage tube black/white Television sets from the 1940's thru the early 1960's. It was the very first book I read when I began working on restoring vintage television sets myself.

Chapters include...
1 Getting the Most Out of TV Service Data
2 TV Receiver Sections
3 Tools, Equipment, and Accessories
4 Preliminary Observations and Checks - The Troubleshooting Approach
5 Use of Test Patterns and Cross-Hatch Patterns in Troubleshooting
6 Controls and Their Adjustment
7 Tubes and Tube Checking
8 The Dead Receiver
9 Interpreting Raster or Picture Distortion
10 Sound Troubles
11 Physical Aspects of TV Troubleshooting
12 Index
Television
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Library
1958 159 72mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download TV Guide - September 4, 1953
A complete early issue of TV Guide from 1953. New York City edition. A fascinating look at early television.

Copyright information: This issue had fallen into the public domain as of September 1981. Original copyright registration number B432661 was not renewed by publisher and lack of renewal was verified with copyright office.
Television
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TV Guide
1953 72 78mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Electrical Merchandising Magazine - July 1953
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.

This issue is dedicated to early automatic dishwashers. Complete history is shown including the how the GE and Hotpoint Dishwasher evolved from the Walker dishwasher company. The Westinghouse from the Conover Dishwasher and early images of Hobart's KitchenAid dishwashers. Then a thorough explanation, images and feature charts of all available home dishwashers in 1953. A another story on early Dishwasher Detergents also makes for a fascinating read.

Trade Publications
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Electrical Merchandising
1953 226 121mb $12.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1959 General Electric Range Use and Care Guide
Here is the complete use and care guide/owner's manual to all 1959 Electric Free-standing Ranges.

S line (1959) models include:
J299S, J301S, J302S, J303S, J305S, J308S, J400S, J401S, J403S, J405S, J408S, J411S.

If you're looking for the service manual to these ranges please see this document:

1959 GE Electric Range Service Manual
Ranges/Stoves
Published by:
General Electric
1959 47 28mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1963 Kelvinator Appliances Catalog
Here is a builder catalog showing nearly all of the 1963 line of Kelvinator Home Appliances. Products include: Refrigerator-Freezers, Portable Refrigerator, Ranges, Built-In Ovens, Cooktops, Slide-in Ranges, Automatic Washers and Dryers, Dishwasher, Kelvinator Compact Kitchens, Room Air-Conditioners, Food Waste Disposer and Electric Water Heaters.


Full Catalog
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Kelvinator
1963 8 14mb $4.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1963 Hotpoint Appliances Catalog
Complete catalog of all 1963 Hotpoint major home appliances.

Sections include:
Announcing the new Hotpoint Hallmark Range
Hotpoint Built-in Ovens and Crest Super-width Ovens
Hotpoint Town and Country Built in Ranges
Hotpoint Built-in Cooktops
Hotpoint freestanding 30" and 40" Electric Ranges
Hotpoint Water Heaters
Hotpoint Electric Baseboard, wall and ceiling Heaters
Hotpoint Built-in Dishwashers
Hotpoint Food-Waste Disposers
Hotpoint Refrigerator-Freezers
Hotpoint Upright and Chest Freezers
Hotpoint Room Air-Conditioners
Hotpoint Automatic Washers and Dryers
Hotpoint Coin-Operated Automatic Washer

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

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

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

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

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


Automatic Washers
Published by:
Maytag
1968 16 20mb $4.99

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Thumbnail Image of Download Kenmore Automatic Dishwashers Give You Time For More Important Things
Here is a wonderful brochure highlighting the 1967 line of Kenmore Roto-Rack Dishwashers, both built-in and portable models. Portable models show both front-loading and top loading models.


Dishwashers
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Kenmore
1967 8 8mb $4.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1957 Philco-Bendix Automatic Fluff and Tumble Dryer Brochures
These brochures were produced right after the laundry division of Bendix was purchased by Philco. They highlight the first automatic dryers branded Philco-Bendix. Models include electric: DGE-C, DGE-D, DGE and gas: DGF-C, DGF-D and DGF.


Clothes Dryers
Published by:
Philco
1957 12 14mb $4.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1963 Blackstone Automatic Washer Service Manual
Here is a rare piece of interesting washer history. Blackstone had three generations of automatic washer design. This manual covers their second generation washers after they changed to an electrical timing system and complete solid tub design.


Automatic Washers
Published by:
Blackstone
1963 32 19mb $4.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download KitchenAid 5 Series Top-Loading Dishwasher Parts Catalog
Here is the complete parts list to all 5 series KitchenAid dishwashers. This includes illustrations of all parts and their part numbers necessary for doing a parts search on old, hard to find replacement parts.

Models include:

KDC-5 (Electra) KDA-5 (Vari-Cycle)
KDW-5 (Vari-Cycle)
Dishwashers
Published by:
KitchenAid
1972 20 8mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Hoover Spin-Drying Washers
Brochures for the entire line of Hoover Spin-Dryer Twin Tub washers.


Twin Tub Washers
Published by:
Hoover
1978 6 8mb $4.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Frigidaire Tech-Talk Introducing the new Roller-Matic Washer Mechanism
Here is the Tech-Talk service manual GM produced to train service persons on their brand new washer transmission, the Roller-matic mechanism. The Roller-matic was introduced towards then end of the 1964 production line, become standard with the 1965 line.

Sections Include:
Construction
Drive Components
Driven Components
Electrical Circuit Diagnosis
Exploded View-Mechanism

Operations
Agitation Operation
Brake Operation
Safety Clutch Operation
Spin Operation
Schematic-Electrical of Motor Switch
Service Diagnosis Chart

Service Operations
Agitate Wheel, Agitate Wheel Ring-Replacement
Arm, Agitate-Replacement
Bracket, Snubber-Replacement
Driver, Agitate-Replacement
Driver, Spin- Replacement
Mechanism- Removal
Mechanism- Seal Retainer, Mechanism Support Replacement
Motor-Replacement
Roller, Agitate- Replacement
Roller, Spin- Replacement
Seal, Mechanism-Replacement
Shaft, Agitate-Replacement
Spin Wheel and Clutch Assembly, Brake Components, Replacement
Spin Shaft and Bearing Assembly- Replacement
Spin Shaft Housing- Replacement
Spin Shaft Lower Bearing--Replacement
Water Pump- Replacement

Tables
No Resistance Values
No II Wattage Data
No III Torque Requirements- Mechanism
No IV Lo c-Tit e Requirements-Mechanism

Tools
Washer Analyzer
Wiring Diagrams
Automatic Washers
Published by:
Frigidaire
1963 44 34mb $4.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Speed Queen Laundromat Change Machine Brochures
Here are some brochures for some specialty equipment for your Laundromat. They highlight change machines and other Speed Queen commercial laundry equipment.


Miscellaneous
Published by:
Speed Queen
1975 8 8mb $4.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Operating Instructions for your Kenmore Central Vacuum Cleaning System
Full owners manual and operating instructions to what I've been told is the world's first water based central vacuum.

Dear Homemaker: You have invested in one of the Nation's finest lines of home appliances with your KENMORE CENTRAL VACUUM CLEANING SYSTEM .. . . consumer tested as the very best buy . Your CENTRAL CLEANING SYSTEM is ideal for every type of cleaning . .. carpets, floors, blinds, upholstery . There are tools provided to make each cleaning job easier and more thorough . You will work more efficiently without a heavy machine to carry or drag about . Your cleaning will be more complete than with conventional methods, and without recirculation of fine dust . The exhaust is vented outside your house. Because the power unit is located away from the living area, you clean without noise ; without disturbing anyone in sick rooms, the nursery or watching TV programs.

The Vac-Mop serves a dual function-washing and drying the floor. The sponge side is used for washing floors, windows , or other hard surfaced areas. After washing with the sponge, press it against the floor to remove excess water. Use the blade side to vacuum up water or spills.

Vacuum Cleaners
Published by:
Kenmore
1967 12 9mb $4.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1966 Westinghouse Front Load Washers and Dryers
Beautiful brochures for the 1966 line of front loaders and their matching dryers.


Automatic Washers & Dryers
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Westinghouse
1966 18 40mb $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

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Trade Publications
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Consumer Bulletin
1960 40 32mb $4.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Accessories for Every Hotpoint Range Give Profession Results
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.


Ranges/Stoves
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Hotpoint
1958 2 3mb $4.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1944 Westinghouse Home Laundering Guide
Here is a wonderful 52 page book from Westinghouse on how to do the weekly wash.

The best part about this book is the last eight pages of the book is a complete brochure to their new Westinghouse Laundromat Automatic Washer. This is the earliest sales literature information we have found on the Westinghouse Laundromat and it shows off the pre-war model!

Sections include:
How To Buy Launderable Fabrics
Doing the Weekly Washing and Ironing
Laundering Washable Household Furnishings
Washing and Ironing Delicate Fabrics
Washing Automatically in the Westinghouse Laundromat

No longer will you need to put aside one day each week, to tire yourself out doing a whopping big wash. Come "V Day" ... the hard work of clothes washing will be done for you ... automatically ... in the new Westinghouse Laundromat. The Laundromat is that revolutionary new Westinghouse contribution to better living. It reduces clothes washing to three simple steps-"put 'em in-set the dials-take 'em out" . For the Laundromat is automatic.-it fills itself with water, washes, rinses, spins the clothes amazingly dry and shuts itself off.
Automatic Washers
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Westinghouse
1944 52 33mb $4.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Beautiful 1969 Whirlpool Automatic Washer Brochures
Here is the entire line of Whirlpool Automatic Washers from '69, including their relatively new large-capacity machine. Wonderful images and full specification for each of the following models: LTA9920, LTA8900, LTA8800, LTA7800, LTA6800, LTA6700, LTA5600, LTA5540, LTA5300 and LSA4700.


Automatic Washers
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Whirlpool
1969 30 42mb $5.04
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Thumbnail Image of Download Hoover Electric Coffeepots Brochure
Brochures highlighting the different kinds of Electric Coffeepots available from Hoover.


Small Appliances
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Hoover
1975 4 5mb $4.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Maytag A606 Automatic Washer Operating Instructions and Laundering Guide
Complete operating instructions to Center Dial Maytag Washer model A606. Also included is the Laundering Guide that was packed with all Maytag washers of this era.


Automatic Washers
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Maytag
1974 32 35mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Frigidaire Vintage 1947-1960 Washer and Dryer Parts Catalog
Here is a rare parts catalog showing ALL parts with part picture diagrams to Frigidaire washers and dryers from the earliest models in 1947 through the Mutlimatic years of 1960.

Washer Sections:
Cabinets and Backguards
Control Panels
Electrical Controls and Timers
Unimatic Transmission
Pulsamatic Transmission
Multimatic Transmission
Agitator Parts
Tubs Parts
Outer Tubs and Tub Rings
Water Pump and Water Carrying Parts
Water Mixing Valves
Ready Reference Chart

Dryer Sections:
Cabinets and Backguards
Control Panels
Electrical Controls and Timers
Door Parts
Blower Parts
Filtrator and Filter Parts
Drum and Hanger Parts
Heater Assemblies
Gas Valve Assembly
Ready Reference Chart
Automatic Washers & Dryers
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Frigidaire
1960 49 38mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Frigidaire Super-Duty Coin-Operated Washer and Dryer Brochures
Here are two brochures highlighting Frigidaire's coin-op washers that were produced from 1966 thru 1970. The wash has the "Super-Duty" mechanism which is a souped-up belt-driven Multimatic Mechanism that spins at 1010rpm.


Automatic Washers & Dryers
Published by:
Frigidaire
1966 4 6mb $4.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1964 JCPenny Portable Dishwasher Service Manual
Here is the complete service manual to all 1963 and 1964 JCPenny Mobile-Maid style Portable Dishwashers.

Sections include: Specifications, Customer Education and Dishwasher Operation, Component Servicing, Dishwasher Service Analysis and Wiring Diagrams.

Models include:
862-1100-30-080
862-1200-30-080
862-4110-40-080
862-4120-40-080
Dishwashers
Published by:
JCPenny
1964 32 17mb $4.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Care and Use of Your Western Holly Gas Range
Here is the complete owners manual to the 1950 Western Holly Gas Range. Sections include:

Baking and Baking Oven
Barbecue-Broyl Oven
Barbecuing, various meats
Broiler
Care of Your Range
Cooking-Baking Times & Temperatures
Cooking Clock
Disappearing Shelf
Drip Trays
Grease Cup
Handy Hints on Homemaking
Minitmaster
Oven Racks, how to remove
Oven Windows
Recipes
Storage & Crisping Compartment
Storage Drawer
Tempo-Plates
Vanishing Grill
Ranges/Stoves
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Western Holly
1950 28 19mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download The Use and Care of your Hotpoint Automatic Washer
Here is a fascinating owners manual, it was packed with the very first Hotpoint Automatic washer which was essentially was produced by Beam and is nearly identical the original '47 AMC Coronado washer.


Automatic Washers
Published by:
Hotpoint
1948 28 16mb $4.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Fast Moving Parts for Vintage Automatic Washers
This is the first of many service and parts guides I plan on producing for us collectors of vintage appliances. This one consists of images, names and part numbers of commonly stocked parts for vintage automatic washers in 1960. There are also many dryer parts and some dishwasher parts thrown in. This is great reference tool for anyone who has vintage machines and needs to look for parts as the part numbers are sometimes vital in your search. Brands included: ABC-Kelvinator, Apex, Bendix-Crosley-Philco, Easy, Frigidaire, General Electric, Hotpoint, James, Kenmore-Whirlpool, Maytag, Norge-Hamilton, Speed Queen, Thor and Westinghouse. Also includes parts for timers, heating elements, switches, solenoids, water/oil seals and water mixing valves.


Automatic Washers & Dryers
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Automaticwasher
1960 100 66mb $7.92
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Thumbnail Image of Download Hotpoint Washer Model LK23 Operating Instructions Card
Operating instruction card for Hotpoint Automatic Washer LK23.


Automatic Washers
Published by:
Hotpoint
1958 4 3mb $4.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download KitchenAid KD-15 Series Dishwasher Owners Manual
Complete owners manuals and operating instructions to all 15 series KitchenAid automatic dishwashers from the middle and late 1960s. Models include Superba KDS-15, Imperial KDI-15 and the Custom KDC-15.

You are about to enjoy freedom from the monotony and drudgery of hand dishwashing that will make every mealtime a joy and save you hours and hours in which to do more of the pleasant and important things you like to do. Getting off to the right start with your new KitchenAid dishwasher is all important and that is why we urge you to become thoroughly familiar with the following information before you ever press a Cycle Selector Button. Knowing how to load and operate your KitchenAid properly will not only assure you of top performance but actually add much to the fun of " doing the dishes" automatically.
Dishwashers
Published by:
KitchenAid
1965 16 16mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1965 Hotpoint Automatic Dishwasher Service Manual
Here is the comprehensive service manual to the newly redesigned Hotpoint dishwasher, both built in and portable models. This was the Hotpoint Chicago plant design most commonly seen in Hotpoint dishwashers from the 1960's and well into the 1970s.

Models included: DA35, DA45, DA65, D825, D835, D843 and D865


Sections Include:
FEATURE CHART
INSTALLATION PROCEDURE
OPERATION
Time Cycle Chart
LOADING THE DISHWASHER
WATER FLOW CYCLE
CHEMISTRY OF DISHWASHING
SERVICE
Two Bearing Power Pack
Testing for In-Operative Motor
Removal of Power Pack
Power Pack Components
Recirculating Pump Assembly
Rotor A-ssembly - Single Rotor Models
Rotor and Spray Tower Assembly
Rotor Assembly
Supply Tube
Tower Assembly
Water Inlet Valve
Testing for In,Operative Water Inlet Valve
To check Water Level in Tub
Side Inlet Water System
Removal of Water Inlet Assembly
Racks and Tracks
Upper Rack Assembly
Dish Rack and Track
Dishwasher Tubs
Corner Gaskets
Pedestal Legs
Door Trim Assemblies
Door Vent and Baffle
Four Cycle Switch
Switch Removal
Switch Button Removal
Electrical Test of Switch
Door Gasket
Door Latch and Strike
To Test Door Switch
Door Vent and Baffle Assembly
Dual Detergent Dispenser
Operation of the Bi-Metal Detergent Dispenser
Testing the Detergent Assembly
Wetting Agent Dispenser
Adjustment of Dispenser
Timers
Timer Knob Assembly
To Tes t for In-Operative Timer
Pressure Switch
Heating Unit
To Test for In-Operative Calrod ® Unit
Junction Box Assembly
Terminal Block
Starting Relay
Service Panel

MOBILE DISHWASHERS
Installation Data for Mobile Dishwashers
Faucet Connection
Faucet
Electrical Adaption
Connection and Operation
Permanent Installation of Mobile Dishwasher
Unicouple
Servicing the Unicouple
Unicouple and Cord Storage
Inlet Valve
Use and Care of Dishwasher Tops
Top Removal
Casters

ACCESSORY PACKAGES
DX17 Maple Top
DX20 Wetting Agent Dispenser
DX23 Frame far Wood and Service Panel
DX24 & DX25 Side Panel
DX26 Cabinet Front Trims
DISHWASHER OPERATION CHART
PICTORIAL WIRING DIAGRAM
SCHEMATIC WIRING DIAGRAM

CYCLE SCHEMATIC
Fill Cycle
Wash/ Rinse Cycle
Drain Cycle
Dry Cycle
Rinse Only/ Pots and Pans
Wash Only/Wash and Dry



Dishwashers
Published by:
Hotpoint
1965 69 38mb $4.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download KitchenAid KDC-61 Dishwasher Owners Manual
Here is complete owners manual to KitchenAid portable dishwashers from the mid-1980's.


Dishwashers
Published by:
KitchenAid
1986 32 29mb $4.99

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