VINTAGE OWNER'S MANUALS, SERVICE MANUALS, BROCHURES AND PUBLICATIONS
FAQ
Your Recent Purchases
Contact Us
Home
Welcome to Automatic Ephemera, an independent organization/library for historical research and education, sharing public domain documents relating to vintage products.


 


Please search through our database, we have hundreds of available documents...

Search Publisher: 
   Restrict to Product: 

Full Text Search of Automatic Ephemera:   

Clear and Start New Search


Review Selections & Checkout


Fine Gourmet Recipes for Everyday Use


Published by Sunbeam in 1965-- Full owners manual, use and care as well as recommended recipes for using your glass dome Sunbeam Carousel Rotisserie Broiler. We love this appliance and use it all the time for making wonderful meals.

Number of Pages: 24
File Size: 11mb
Download Fee: $3.99

  Add Fine Gourmet Recipes for Everyday Use to cart
Please note that all publications presented here at Automatic Ephemera are on average between 35 and 85 years old. This information is presented as a educational/historical reference on vintage products of the past. Any trademarks or brand names appearing on this site are for nominative use to accurately describe the content contained in these publications. The associated trademarks are the sole property of their registered owners as there is no affiliation between Automatic Ephemera and these companies. No connection to or endorsement by the trademark owners is to be construed.


Review Selections & Checkout

Here are the 25 most recent documents added to the library...
Add
High-Res
Download
to Cart
Click Thumbnail for More Information Title
and
Description
Product Year # of Pages File
Size
Download
Fee
Add to download cart
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
Introductory Price of $3.99


ends in:
0 days
Add to download cart
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
Add to download cart
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
Add to download cart
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
Add to download cart
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
Add to download cart
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
Add to download cart
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
Add to download cart
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
Add to download cart
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
Add to download cart
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
Published by:
Maytag
1974 32 35mb $7.99
Add to download cart
Thumbnail Image of Download General Electric Dispensall Operating Instructions and Users Guide
Complete operating instructions and perfomance/use and care guide to General Electric automatic washer model WWA8508.


Automatic Washers
Published by:
General Electric
1975 22 31mb $5.99
Add to download cart
Thumbnail Image of Download Frigidaire Cermaic Compact 30 Electric Range Service Manual
Service manual to Frigidaire Ceramic Cooktop and oven electric ranges. Models include: RBE-539C. Complete servicing instructions and wiring diagrams.


Ranges/Stoves
Published by:
Frigidaire
1974 39 33mb $7.99
Add to download cart
Thumbnail Image of Download Electrical Merchandising Magazine - April 1958
Electrical Merchandising is a fun magazine to read for any collector or enthusiast of vintage appliances, electronics and other vintage home products. This highly entertaining magazine covered the retail sales and merchandising areas of Major Appliances, Small Appliances, Small Electrics, Radios, Televisions and other electric home products from the mid-20th century. This was the Life and Look Magazine of the appliance world, in the same large size 10x13 format.


Trade Publications
Published by:
Electrical Merchandising
1958 162 97mb $12.99
Add to download cart
Thumbnail Image of Download 1957 Hotpoint Dishwasher Owners Manual
Let's get acquainted with your new Hotpoint dishwasher book. Full owners manual and operating instructions to the 1957 Hotpoint impeller dishwsaher.


Dishwashers
Published by:
Hotpoint
1957 24 26mb $5.99
Add to download cart
Thumbnail Image of Download How to use your new General Electric Washer
Complete Operating Instructions and Use/Care guide to the top-of-the-line 1965 General Electric Automatic Washers.

Models: WA-954Y and WA-959Y.
19 1965 24 34mb $5.99
Add to download cart
Thumbnail Image of Download A Tale of a Tub
This is an absolutely adorable book produced by the Chicago Museum of Science and Industry for the Tale of a Tub exhibit by Maytag. Descriptions of the exhibit along with Dick and Jane style illustrations are included.


Automatic Washers
Published by:
Maytag
1958 20 34mb $5.99
Add to download cart
Thumbnail Image of Download Maytag Merchandiser 1978 Vol 3
Here is a fascinating magazine style publication by Maytag highlighting product features and sales literature.

This issue includes:

What 'ol Lonely has been up to

Clean Clothes the Maytag Way, tells the story of why Maytag automatic washers clean clothes so well.

Maytag Dishwasher TV tie-in ads

Changes in Today's Fabrics

News Shorts

1975 to 1978 Maytag Literature listing

New Dryer Brochure

plus more
Automatic Washers & Dryers
Published by:
Maytag
1978 24 48 mb $5.99
Add to download cart
Thumbnail Image of Download 1958 General Electric Home Laundry Product Man
1958 General Electric Home Laundry Service Manual covering Automatic Washers, Dryers and Combination Washer/Dryers.

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.
Automatic Washers & Dryers
Published by:
General Electric
1958 79 48mb $5.99
Add to download cart
Thumbnail Image of Download 1966 Frigidaire Coin-Operated Washer Service and Parts Manual
Here is the service and parts manual to the first square window Frigidaire commercial washer model WCL with the Super Duty transmission (1010rpm spin). Also covers the very first coin-operated Rollermatic washer, models WCAL, WCAL-M and WCAL-MLP.

Sections include, Cycle of Operation Chart, Specifications, Installation, Service Diagnosis, Service Operations, Complete Mechanism rebuilding instructions, Tools, etc. Full parts list included at the end for all models.
Automatic Washers
Published by:
Frigidaire
1966 110 104mb $12.48
Add to download cart
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
Published by:
Frigidaire
1960 49 38mb $5.99
Add to download cart
Thumbnail Image of Download Westinghouse Service Beacon
Here are two issues of the Westinghouse Service Beacon magazine, produced for Westinghouse dealers and service personnel.

#1 March-April 1954:

Using the Westinghouse Dishwasher Properly

How to check the 1954 Westinghouse Range Electronic Surface Unit Properly

How to Replace the front motor bearing on Westinghouse 20" Fans

Adjustable Disposer Impellers

New Waste-Away Gaskets


#2 May-June 1954:

Introducing the new 1954 Westinghouse Custom Laundromat Twins and how they differ from others

Lint Wipers added to dryer baskets

Columbus Refrigeration Units

A new replacement bowl for the Westinghouse Cooker-Fryer

How to check the Westinghouse Roasters thermostat

How to get a steam iron ready for use
Miscellaneous
Published by:
Westinghouse
1954 28 46mb $5.52
Add to download cart
Thumbnail Image of Download 1974 General Electric Major Appliance Catalog for Builders
Complete 40 page catalog with images, descriptions and specifications to GE major home appliances.

Sections Include:
Oven Cleaning Systems
Microwave Ovens
30" Americana H-Lo Ranges
Mark 27 Drop-in Ranges
30" and 21" Free Standing Ranges
Built-In Ovens
Built-In Cooktops & Range Hoods
Range and Oven Dimensions
Home Laundry - Washers
Home Laundry - Dryers
Compact Washer and Dryer
Central Air Conditioning and Heating
Built-In Air Conditioners
Refrigerator Freezers
Built-In Dishwashers
Food Waste Disposers
Trash Compactors
Wiring Devices
Major Appliance Distributors

Full Catalog
Published by:
General Electric
1974 40 115mb $7.99
Add to download cart
Thumbnail Image of Download 1964 Frigidaire Flair Range Tech-Talk Service Manual
Very comprehensive service manual for all 1963 and 1964 Frigidaire Flair Models: RDH-630, RCDH-630; RCIH-635, RCDH-640, RCIH-645

Also included are Twin 30 Ranges:
RCDH-637, RCDH-637V, RCIH-639, RCIH-639V

Apartment Range:
RAH-4


Looking for a Use and Care Guide for Frigidaire Flair Ranges? Please see this manual: Frigidaire Flair Owners Manual

Looking for parts information for Frigidaire ranges? Please see Please see this manual: Vintage Frigidaire Appliance Parts Reference Catalog
Ranges/Stoves
Published by:
Frigidaire
1963 160 128mb $9.49
Add to download cart
Thumbnail Image of Download Consumer Bulletin Magazine - June 1959
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:
  • The New Look in Vacuum Cleaners

  • Full discussion and ratings of 17 1959 Vacuum Cleaners

  • Electric Coffee Makers

  • 14 Percolators and the Sunbeam Coffeemaster Vacuum coffee maker, 6 failed electrical tests!

  • Automobile Instrumentation

  • Buying a Man's Washable Suit

  • Viewers for Color Slides

  • Sunglasses

  • Wonder Drugs

  • Sad end to men's dreams of a self-tilling garden

  • Bargains from Europe

  • How to clean a lens



Regular Features Include:
  • The Consumers’ Observation Post

  • Brief cumulative index

  • Listings of Current Phonograph Records

  • Ratings of Current Motion Pictures

Trade Publications
Published by:
Consumer Bulletin
1959 40 34mb $4.99
Add to download cart
Thumbnail Image of Download Maytag Automatic Washer Parts Catalog
Here is an essential guide to all collectors of vintage Maytag washers. This parts catalog list all parts and related part numbers for all AMP models as well as all of the early Helical Drive Maytag washers. A Complete view of every model through 1961 is shown, including the first all push button Maytag Washer.

Accessories and service tools are also listed, including their part numbers.

This is an invaluable 270 page resource for all Maytag collectors. Having the part numbers is essential in doing internet and eBay searches for rare parts which many times can be found by searching by the part number.

Models include: AM, AMP, A2MP, A3MP, A4MP, 101, 121, 102, 140, 140S, 123, 123S, 130, 131, 131S, 141, 141S, 132, 132S, 142, 142S, 124, 124S, 126, 126S, 160, 160S,125, 125S.
Automatic Washers
Published by:
Maytag
1961 270 82mb $9.84

25 Random Items from the Library
Add
High-Res
Download
to Cart
Click Thumbnail for More Information Title
and
Description
Product Year # of Pages File
Size
Download
Fee
Add to download cart
Thumbnail Image of Download 1960 Westinghouse Top-Freezer Refrigerator Brochures
Here are some wonderful brochures highlighting the 1960 line of Westinghouse Refrigerator-Freezers. Models include: Custom Deluxe RDA-13, Deluxe REA-13, Supreme RJA-12, Diplomat RLA-13, Premier RLA-11, RMA-11, Embassy RLA-09 and RMA-09.


Refrigerators/Freezers
Published by:
Westinghouse
1960 18 16mb $3.99
Add to download cart
Thumbnail Image of Download A Remarkable Advance in Commercial Washers
Maytag Coin-op/Ticket-op washer brochure. "Now your customers can launder any washable fabric... even wool... just by setting one dial!


Automatic Washers
Published by:
Maytag
1974 4 4mb $3.99
Add to download cart
Thumbnail Image of Download Washdays Have Happy Endings Too with your new Frigidaire Automatic Dryer
Full owners manual and operating instructions that was packed with every 1957 Frigidaire Automatic Dryer. Imperial Filtrator, Deluxe and Super Air-Flow models DI-57, DD-57 and DS-57. This is one of my most favorite manuals that Frigidaire produced, colorful and full of wonderful photographs and hand drawn illustrations.


Clothes Dryers
Published by:
Frigidaire
1957 24 10mb $3.99
Add to download cart
Thumbnail Image of Download No Matter What You Wash and Wear You’ll Feel Like A Queen
Complete Owners manual and operating instructions to Frigidaire's middle and bottom of the line automatic washers for 1960. Custom Deluxe, Deluxe and Super models, including suds-saver models.


Automatic Washers
Published by:
Frigidaire
1960 32 17mb $3.99
Add to download cart
Thumbnail Image of Download Your Air-Way Sanitizor Reference Book
Full owners manual that came with Air-Way model 66.


Vacuum Cleaners
Published by:
Air-Way
1953 16 17mb $3.99
Add to download cart
Thumbnail Image of Download 1955 Sylvania Radios
Complete brochure with beautiful images and specifications for the entire 1955 line of Sylvania Clock radios, Table radios, Portable radios and Hi-Fidelity Phonographs.


Radio/Record Players
Published by:
Sylvania
1955 22 26mb $3.99
Add to download cart
Thumbnail Image of Download In-Sink-Erator Reversing Action Disposer Brochure
"TWO-DIRECTIONAL SHREDDING!"

Here is a brochure highlighting the In-Sink-Erator Food Waste Disposer from the early 1950s. Complete images, specifications and installation information included. This is from a time when In-Sink-Erator an independent company and was made by the In-Sink-Erator Manufacturing Company - Racine, WI.
Food Waste Disposers
Published by:
In-Sink-Erator
1951 4 5mb $3.99
Add to download cart
Thumbnail Image of Download Hoover Floor Care Brochure
Absolutely beautiful full brochure of Hoover's main floor care line. Includes Hoover's full line of uprights, canisters, polishers, and Quick-brooms.


Vacuum Cleaners
Published by:
Hoover
1977 8 14mb $3.99
Add to download cart
Thumbnail Image of Download 1961 Hotpoint Refrigerator/Freezer Brochures
Beautiful brochures for the some of the 1961 Hotpoint Refrigerator.


Refrigerators/Freezers
Published by:
Hotpoint
1961 10 17mb $3.99
Add to download cart
Thumbnail Image of Download 1984 Maytag Jetclean Dishwashers and Food Waste Disposers
Here is a wonderful brochure showing all all of Maytag's great mid 1980's dishwashers. Full images and specifications included.


Dishwashers
Published by:
Maytag
1984 12 31mb $3.99
Add to download cart
Thumbnail Image of Download Barton Automatic Washer Parts Manual
Here are the parts breakdown manuals for Barton Automatic Washer models: BAS256A, BA256A, BA356A, BA456A, BAS257A and BA257A.


Automatic Washers
Published by:
Barton
1957 35 17mb $3.99
Add to download cart
Thumbnail Image of Download How to get the most out of your Mixmaster
Here is the owners manual to the very first Sunbeam Mixmaster, model 1. It shows off the features of the mixer as well as every available attachment and how to use them. Recipes included.


Small Appliances
Published by:
Sunbeam
1935 36 21mb $3.99
Add to download cart
Thumbnail Image of Download Modern Cleaning at it's Finest
Here are three beautiful spec-sheets for General Electric vacuum cleaners.

MODEL AVF-807, featuring the exclusive, G -E Napulator ... the positive nozzle adjustment that gives you perfect cleaning seal for quick, thorough housecleaning.

The Deluxe Air-Flow cleaner, model AVT-173

A brilliant new tank cleaner, model AVT-811
Vacuum Cleaners
Published by:
General Electric
1950 6 9mb $3.99
Add to download cart
Thumbnail Image of Download 1956 General Electric Automatic Washer Owners Manual
Here is the complete owners manual and use/care guide to General Electric's Automatic Washer model WA-750N.


Automatic Washers
Published by:
General Electric
1956 40 22mb $4.99
Add to download cart
Thumbnail Image of Download General Electric Fans for 1961
Full brochure showing off the '61 line of GE Custom Automatic Box Fans, Window Fans, Floor Circulators, All-Purpose Fans, Vento-Glide Filter Fan and Oscillating Fans.


Small Appliances
Published by:
General Electric
1961 6 6mb $3.99
Add to download cart
Thumbnail Image of Download The GE Review
The GE Review was an engineering magazine created to report on the advances of technology of the time, including advances in Home Appliances.

Articles in July 1952 issue...


Editorial: The Fourth of July

New Switchgear Laboratory Goes into Operation
Late last month on the flatlands of southwest Philadelphia, GE’s new high-capacity switchgear development laboratory was officially dedicated. With Company spokesmen looking ahead to an annual U.S. power consumption of possibly a trillion kw-hrs by 1965—more than triple the amount now being used—the new laboratory will aid in the development of switch- gear of higher ratings to keep pace with this phenomenal growth. continued…

Engineering the Automatic Washer
The automatic clothes washer is a simple device—to the housewife. She throws in the laundry, sets a control dial, and goes about her telephoning. A short time later she removes the laundry—washed and damp-dried.

Simply stated, the function of a domestic washing machine is to get the laundry clean, rinse out the detergent, and extract most of the water. For a third of the century these operations were performed with a machine in which the laundry was manually lifted from the tub and fed through a water- extraction device. Most of these devices were wringers, powered by the washing- machine motor. A limited number were the centrifugal-extraction type using the same or a separate tub. continued…

Stopping Ships
Even with modern navigating and communication aids there are times when things get out of hand and a collision ol ships appears imminent. The need for meeting this situation—rare though it may he—has an influence on the design of ships’ power plants.

Most large and fast ships are powered bv a steam turbine that drives the propeller through suitable gearing and shafting. The astern power that is used for stopping a ship is provided by a comparatively small separate section of the main turbine. The question immediately arises as to why the astern element can’t be given the same power as the ahead element. Well, it can. The simplest arrangement would he another turbine of the same size geared to drive the propeller backwards. continued…

Ferromagnetography
Contrary to general belief printing did not originate with Gutenberg; to the ancient Chinese belongs the credit. They made engravings—used mainly for printing on silk cloth—by carving figures out of wooden blocks. Later, around 1120 BC. they introduced wooden blocks of movable type.

Modern printing, on the other hand, began in the middle ages—about the year 1423. It was during this period that Johann Gutenberg, a German stonemason, had the idea of printing with movable type. So he set about his skill, cutting alphabets out of small wooden blocks to be used for typesetting. A friend advised him to use metal instead of wood, since it wouldn’t wear out so easily. This he did. As you can imagine, this task required many years and a large expenditure of money. He financed his operations by borrowing money on the type he’d already completed. Then, to prove to his creditors and the many cynics the worth of his efforts, he completely reproduced the Bible in print. continued…

Cool Breezes — Story of the Electric Fan
Fans preceded written history by many centuries. Some of the most ancient known fans were those of the Chinese dating back to 3000 BC. And ceremonial fans were used in 1700 BC by the reigning monarchs of Egypt and Assyria. Some thousand years later the "punkah" —a hand-swung lightweight ceiling-suspended fan—was introduced in India, and even today is still in use there.

From exquisitely made folding tans of the Japanese, followed by 17th century Paris creations of surpassing beauty, we come to the practical palm-leaf type and simpler folding fans of grandmother’s day.

It’s not possible to give the exact age of the electric fan—the youngest member of the ancient family of fans. But the earliest record of a U.S. patent awarded for an electric fan was in 1854. This was a ceiling-suspended assembly of several large fan blades, each hinged along one edge to a horizontal rotating arm driven by a battery-operated motor. Arms on the blades struck projections causing the blades to vibrate and thus agitate the air. continued…

Longer Life for Dry-type Transformers
Improvements in dry-type power transformers and their insulations is a good example of how electrical engineers are continually making progress in lengthening the life span of electric equipment and increasing its endurance to higher temperatures.

For many years insulations known as Class A were about the only ones available to the transformer designer. These insulations consisted of materials such as cotton, silk, or paper—impregnated with organic varnishes to give them additional mechanical and electrical strength. They were used in a medium of mineral oil or air. Such insulations were relatively inexpensive but a maximum allowable temperature limit of 105 C was necessary for reasonable life. continued…

The G10 Germanium Rectifier
In 1886 a German chemist by the name of Alexander Winkler found an unknown metal sulfide and isolated the element which he called germanium. It has a shiny metallic appearance, is extremely hard and brittle, and is recovered as a by-product in the smelting and refining of zinc ores.

Because germanium falls into group four of the periodic table, it has some of the chemical characteristics of the elements on either side of it. Germanium is both an electrical conductor and an electrical insulator, depending on its temperature, and is classed as a semiconductor. continued…

Nylon for Bearings and Gears
Although nylon is generally associated with such decorative items as stockings and sweaters, we have found that its versatility extends well into the fields of bearings, gears, and other workaday applications.
Nylon is tough at low7 temperatures, is resistant to abrasion, has strength in thin sections, is light in weight, has certain self-lubricating qualities, and is resistant to many chemicals. Properties are given in the table on the opposite page. Exact characteristics and specifications can be found in the literature put out by the manufacturers of nylon molding powders.

Bearing Tests - Of interest to design engineers is published data that shows the effect of wear on nylon when used as a bearing material. Results of tests using nylon against nylon, steel, and brass under various loads and speeds, and with various lubricants, are given on page 35. As you may suspect, the lowest rates of wear are found when nylon is run against nylon in a dry condition, as well as when nylon is run against steel lubricated with SAE 10 oil. When nylon is rubbed against brass, the metal flakes off and contaminates the hearing surface. continued…

The Unit Cost of Light
There’s more to figuring the cost of a lighting system than adding up the prices of fixtures, installation, and electricity. A tabulation of over-all annual costs that the customer may expect to pay appeals to the businessman, because it is expressed in his own language. Rut further analytical cost studies of operating and maintenance methods and lamp efficiencies may show you the way to worth-while savings or better lighting for the same expenditure.

To help you along this economic pathway a relatively simple formula has been devised. It is referred to as the "unit cost of light” method. In its most flexible form it deals with the raw light as generated by the lamps in just one fixture. Then, once the unit cost of light in dollars per million lumen hours is known, you can easily apply it to a specific installation if over-all costs are also desired. continued…

Added Kick for Turbojet Engines
Getting an 80-ton airplane into the air in a matter of seconds is no easy job. The problem is one of providing more than normal maximum thrust or "kick” at take-off. In the case of B-45 and B-47 jet bombers, their power plants (J-47 turbojet engines—one is shown on the adjacent page) were equipped with combustion-chamber water-alcohol injection systems for augmenting thrust.

Variations of these systems boost the take-off thrust from 15 to 25 percent or higher. As a result, heavy jet-powered aircraft can take off from minimum- length runways with maximum safety. continued…

Are We Ready for Railroad Electrification in the U. S.? .
Admittedly, widespread electrification in I lie United States is not just around the corner. Rut there is an element in the cost of railroad electrification and in the success of operation through the ensuing years that can not be settled too soon. This all-important factor is standardization. And standardization is so important primarily because it permits repetitive manufacture. Standardization, of course, offers other advantages that may be more familiar, but every day brings new evidence that a custom-designed article built in a job shop cannot compete with a highly engineered item produced under conditions of repetitive manufacture.

It is time for all who may have a hand in railroad electrification in the United States to start sifting out the alternatives and to find agreement on what may be the standard system of electrification in this country. Let us speak briefly about the prospects of electrification and [hen expand the theme of standardization. continued…

A Brightening Outlook - When will we see railroad electrification resumed in the United States? The answer depends largely on costs, with the cost of fuel or energy being a big part of the expense of locomotive operation.

When we compare the cost of diesel fuel with the cost of purchased electric power at the figures current today, we find them roughly equivalent. We are speaking, of course, of gallons of fuel oil or kilowatt-hours of electricity at the locomotive. As long as power costs in these two forms are even approximately equal, it is obvious that the diesel- electric locomotive with its lower investment is the correct answer for new installations. At the same time this approximate equality tells us that extensive electrified systems already installed should continue to be operated. continued…

New Safeguard for Protective Coatings
You can best define a plastics material as a synthetic organic substance. At some stage of production it’s plastic— capable of being shaped; or liquid— capable of being cast. Furthermore, it’s either thermoplastic or thermosetting. If thermoplastic, it softens under heat and can he remolded. If thermosetting, it sets under heat and can’t be remolded.

Phenolic materials are thermosetting plastics. And from practically the outset of the industry they’ve enjoyed an ever- expanding market. They take many and various forms. Probably the most familiar to you are radio cabinets, telephone handsets, buttons, tube bases, mechanical parts, and so on. continued…

Dollar-sign Engineering
The photo sequence beginning on the next page will show you how a value analyst operates—step by step—on a typical project. Here, it’s the timer for the automatic clothes washer. Because space doesn't permit us to show the results of the analysis on every part of the timer, we have selected one part as being typical. (In the actual project more than 30 individual parts of the timer were analyzed for value.)

It should be emphasized that nothing was wrong with the timer when we approached the Value Analysis Unit and requested a survey. The timer operated satisfactorily and costs were in line with similar products. But. as is the case with far-sighted management, they wanted to see if it wasn’t possible to further eliminate any unnecessary costs. continued…

Moisture vs Rubber Insulation
Although rubber compounds are used to waterproof such everyday items as overshoes, raincoats, and garden hoses, rubber compounds in general can’t be considered waterproof when used as an insulation for wire and cable.

What works on raincoats may not work on cables—the basic differences are: length of exposure; effect of moisture on the electrical properties. Cables insulated with rubber compounds must withstand years of continual exposure with a consequent absorption of moisture. And moisture absorption has proved to be a contributing factor in cable failures. continued…
Trade Publications
Published by:
The Review
1952 58 61mb $5.99
Add to download cart
Thumbnail Image of Download Dishwashers, Compactors and Disposers for a Custom Look - 1983
Full brochure with images and complete specifications for the 1983 line of Hotpoint Automatic Dishwashers, Trash Compactors and Disposalls.


Dishwashers
Published by:
Hotpoint
1983 8 8mb $3.99
Add to download cart
Thumbnail Image of Download Whirlpool Automatic Washer Operating Instructions - Model LHA5300
Here is the complete owners manual and operating instructions to belt-drive Whirlpool washer model LHA5300.


Automatic Washers
Published by:
Whirlpool
1978 12 6mb $3.99
Add to download cart
Thumbnail Image of Download Entire '74 Line of General Electric Clothes Dryers
These brochures highlight the entire 1974 GE Dryer line.


Clothes Dryers
Published by:
General Electric
1974 13 22mb $3.99
Add to download cart
Thumbnail Image of Download Hotpoint Automatic Washer Operating Instructions
Operating instruction card for washer model LW2606


Automatic Washers
Published by:
Hotpoint
1962 6 3mb $3.99
Add to download cart
Thumbnail Image of Download 1962 Norge Dryer Operating Instructions
Here is the complete operating instruction card to Norge dryers, DE-G-200 and DG-G-220.


Clothes Dryers
Published by:
Norge
1962 4 2mb $3.99
Add to download cart
Thumbnail Image of Download 1957 Hotpoint Dishwasher Owners Manual
Let's get acquainted with your new Hotpoint dishwasher book. Full owners manual and operating instructions to the 1957 Hotpoint impeller dishwsaher.


Dishwashers
Published by:
Hotpoint
1957 24 26mb $5.99
Add to download cart
Thumbnail Image of Download Midsummer Spectacular of Great Catalog Values
"Featuring our big once a year national home appliance event".

Large format (8" x 13") summer sales catalog showing off Sears appliances including Washers, Dryers, Dishwashers, Refrigerators, Freezers, Ranges, Vacuum Cleaners, Televison Sets, etc. Catalog prices good through August 25, 1969.
Store Catalog Pages
Published by:
Sears
1969 17 37mb $4.44
Add to download cart
Thumbnail Image of Download KitchenAid KD-68 Series Front Loading Portable Dishwasher Service Manual
Service manual for all KD-68 Series KitchenAid portable dishwashers. Models include KDD-68 and KDR-68. Sections include General Information, Cycle Description, Servicing Instructions, Service Tips, Schematic Wiring, Timer Sequence Charts.


Dishwashers
Published by:
KitchenAid
1978 32 18mb $7.99
Add to download cart
Thumbnail Image of Download 1980 Frigidaire Washers and Dryers Brochure
Here is a sales brochure highlighting the entire line of 1980 Frigidaire Electric Washers, Dryers and Compact Laundry Appliances. Full control panel display images, machines photos and full detailed specifications included for each model.

Appliances highlighted:

Westinghouse Design Automatic Washers,
Franklin Design Automatic Washer,
Westinghouse Design Electric and Gas Dryers,
Franklin Design Electric and Gas Dryers,
Franklin Design Compact Washer and Dryer Stacked Laundry Center
Automatic Washers & Dryers
Published by:
Frigidaire
1980 7 6mb $3.99

Review Selections & Checkout          --          Continue Browsing the Library

For license and copyright information related to these materials please click here.

Please note that all publications presented here at Automatic Ephemera are on average between 35 and 85 years old. This information is presented as a educational/historical reference on vintage products of the past. Any trademarks or brand names appearing on this site are for nominative use to accurately describe the content contained in these publications. The associated trademarks are the sole property of their registered owners as there is no affiliation between Automatic Ephemera and these companies. No connection to or endorsement by the trademark owners is to be construed.