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General Electric Fans for 1961


Published by General Electric in 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.

Number of Pages: 6
File Size: 6mb
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Thumbnail Image of Download Blackstone Automatic Washer 350 Owners Manual
Complete owners manual and operating instructions pack with every Blackstone model 350 washer in the mid 1950's.


Automatic Washers
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Blackstone
1957 28 22mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1942-1952 Frigidaire Electric Range Parts Catalog
Complete parts listing for all 1942 to 1952 Frigidaire Ranges.

Models include: A 6-42, Al-6, B 10-42. B 15-42, B-17. B-17-LL. B-17, BI-17C, B50-42, B 60-42, Bl-60, B 70-42, BC 5-42, BC 6-42, B 50-42, B 60-42, Bl-60, B70-42, BC5-42, BC 6-42, RK-3, RK-3D, RK-3S, RK-4, RK-4D, RK-10, RK-20, RK-205, RK-40, RK-60, RK-70, R-15, R-17, RM-10, RM-17, RM-3, RM-4, RM-27, RM-30, RM-35, RM-65, RM-45, RL-45, RM-75, RO-10, RO-20, RO-20-2, RO-30, RO-35, RO-30-2, RO-35-2, RO-10-2, RO-12, RO-15-S, RO-40, RO-40-2, RO-50, RO-50-2, RO-60, RO-60-2, RO-70, RO-70-2.

Shows all parts and part numbers, including special accessories. 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 1938 to 1952 Frigidaire Range.
Ranges/Stoves
Published by:
Frigidaire
1952 179 66mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1938-1945 Frigidaire Electric Range Service Manual
Complete Service Manual including wiring diagrams for the earliest of the GM Frigidaire Electric Ranges. 1938-1945 Models.

Models include: L-20, B-20, B-60, L-40, B-40, A-5, L-10-39, B-20-39, B-30-39, B-40-39, B-60-39, A-6, BC-5, BC-6, L-10-40, B-15-40, B-20-40, B-30-40, B-40-40, B-60-40, B-70-40, A-6, B-10-41, BC-5, B-15-41, BC-6, B-35-41, B-45-41, B-60-41, B-70-41, B-17, B-17 LL.

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1942-1952 Frigidaire Parts Catalog
Ranges/Stoves
Published by:
Frigidaire
1952 107 114mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1946-1951 Frigidaire Electric Range Service Manual
Complete Service Manual including wiring diagrams for the GM Frigidaire Electric Ranges for 1946-1951 Models.

Models include: BI-17, BI-17C, BI-60, RJ-30, RJ-10, RJ-20, RJ-30, RJ-40, RJ-60, RJ-70, RK-3, RK-3D, RK-4, RK-10, RK-20, RK-40, RK-60, RK-70, R-15, RM-10, RM-35, R-17, RM-17, RM-45, RL-45, RM-3, RM-27, RM-65, RM-4, RM-30, RM-75, R0-10, R0-20, R0-30, R0-35, R0-40, R0-50, R0-60, R0-70.

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1942-1952 Frigidaire Parts Catalog
Ranges/Stoves
Published by:
Frigidaire
1952 93 112mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1958 Frigidaire Dishwasher Tech-Talk Service Manual
Here is the full Tech-Talk service manual for all 1958 Frigidaire Under-counter made by General Motors and Portable Frigidaire dishwashers made by D&M.

Models include:
DW-IUZ Under-counter Model,
DW-DUZ Under-counter Model,
DW-IFZ Free Standing Model,
DW-ISZ Sink Combination Model,
DW-SMZ Super Mobile Model

Specifications, Cycle charts and full servicing information included.
Dishwashers
Published by:
Frigidaire
1958 60 56mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1961 Frigidaire Portable Dishwasher Tech-Talk Service Manual
Here is the full Tech-Talk service manual for all 1961 Frigidaire D&M made portable dishwashers.

Models include:
DW-STB and DW-DTB Frigidaire Automatic Dishwashers

Specifications, Cycle charts and full servicing information included.
Dishwashers
Published by:
Frigidaire
1961 60 35mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1965 Frigidaire Dishwasher J-Line Tech-Talk Service Manual
Here is the full Tech-Talk service manual for all 1965 Frigidaire Under-counter made by General Motors and Portable Frigidaire dishwashers made by D&M.

Models include:
DW-DUJ, DW-IUJ, DW-SMJ, DW-DMJ,
DW-IMJ Dishwashers

Specifications, Cycle charts and full servicing information included.
Dishwashers
Published by:
Frigidaire
1964 64 59mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1955 Frigidaire Range Parts Catalog
Complete parts diagrams with breakdowns and part numbers for all 1955 Frigidaire Ranges.

Models included: RV-3, RV-4, RV-10, RV-15, RV-20, RV-25, RV-26, RV-30, RV-35, RV-38, RV-45, RV-60, RV-70. RV-25G, RV-251G, RV-252G, RV-38G, RV-381G, RV-382G, RV-45G, RV-70G, RV-701G AND RV-702G.

Shows all parts and part numbers, including special accessories. Having the manufacturers part number for the part you need is essential for doing internet/eBay searches to locate these rare, no longer available parts. In many circumstances they can be found once you know the part number. This guide is essential for anyone who has any vintage Frigidaire Range.
Ranges/Stoves
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Frigidaire
1955 66 40mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Modern Home Laundry Planning Guide by Hamilton
Here is a beautiful guide filled with wonderful water-color images of different areas of the home where a laundry can be installed.


Automatic Washers & Dryers
Published by:
Hamilton
1961 16 40mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Maytag Wringer Washer Service Manual
This is a comprehensive service manual for many of the electric Maytag Wringer washers made from 1933 thru 1957 and beyond. Serial number identification chart is included to help determine the approximate date of your machine. Full repair and rebuild instructions are included.

Models included: 80, 90, F, 15, 10, 110, 18, 25, N10, A, 30, 32, E, J, N, E2, J2, N2.

If you are looking for the gas Maytag wringer washer service manual please see this manual...

Maytag Gas and Electric Washer Service Manual
Wringer Washers
Published by:
Maytag
1957 56 51mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Hoover Cylinder Vacuum Salesman Flip-Chart Book
Here is the advertising flip-chart book that Hoover salesmen took into prospective buyers homes to show the housewife the great new Hoover Cylinder vacuum cleaner!!


Vacuum Cleaners
Published by:
Hoover
1950 19 18mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1972 Blackstone Automatic Washer Service Manual
Complete service manual to Blackstone washers models BA-415, BA-525, BA-625 and BA-825.


Automatic Washers
Published by:
Blackstone
1972 36 27mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1972 Blackstone Washers and Dryer Brochure
Here are some beautiful brochures for Blackstone Automatic Washers models BA-825, BA-525, BA-415 and Dryers BE/BG-525. Images and Specifications included.


Automatic Washers & Dryers
Published by:
Blackstone
1972 12 30mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Whirlpool Automatic Washer Operating Instructions
Complete Use & Care Guide and Operating Instructions packed with Whirlpool washer models: LWA7700 and Suds-Miser Model LWA-7705.


Automatic Washers
Published by:
Whirlpool
1970 24 32mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1969 Maytag Top Loading Portable Dishwasher Service Manual
Here is the service manual to Maytag's very first portable dishwasher model WP600.

Sections include:
Loading and Operating Instructions,
How it Works,
Wiring Diagrams and Circuits,
Complete servicing procedures.
Dishwashers
Published by:
Maytag
1969 49 53mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1971 Maytag Dishwasher Service and Parts Manual
Here is the service manual to Maytag's very first built-in and front loading portable dishwashers. These were the early direct drive pump models.

Models include WU600, WU400, WU200, WC400, WC200.

Sections include:
Loading and Operating Instructions,
How it Works,
Cycle Sequence Charts,
Wiring Diagrams and Circuits,
Complete troubleshooting and servicing procedures,
Parts listing section.

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.

Dishwashers
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Maytag
1970 157 135mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1975 Maytag Dishwasher Service and Parts Manual
Here is the service manual to Maytag's very first built-in and front loading portable dishwashers. These were the belt-drive pump models.

Models include WU601, WU401, WU201, WC401, WC201.

Sections include:
Loading and Operating Instructions,
How it Works,
Cycle Sequence Charts,
Wiring Diagrams and Circuits,
Complete troubleshooting and servicing procedures,
Parts listing section.

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.



Dishwashers
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Maytag
1970 109 95mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1974 Kelvinator Washer Line Fold-Out Brochure
Here is a sales literature brochure from Kelvinator showing off their Franklin made automatic washer line. Images, specifications and descriptions of each machine are included.

Models include: W510G, W520G, W610G, W624G, W640G, W840G and W870G.

This poster is scanned in at a very high resolution (600dpi) for close up viewing.
Automatic Washers
Published by:
Kelvinator
1974 2 38mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Electrical Dealer Magazine - October 1952
Electrical Dealer Magazine is a fun magazine to read for any collector or enthusiast of vintage appliances, electronics and other vintage home products. This highly entertaining magazine covered the retail sales and merchandising areas of Major Appliances, Small Appliances, Small Electrics, Radios, Televisions and other electric home products from the mid-20th century. This was the Life and Look Magazine of the appliance world, in the same large size 10x13 format.


October 1952 Issue
25th Anniversary Issue


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

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

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

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

Great full page ads including:

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

Dishwashers:
American Kitchens Dishwasher
Crosley Dishwasher

Vacuum Cleaners:
Royal
Lewyt
Hoover
Apex Strato-Cleaner
Cadallic
Universal Jet-99
Eureka
Trade Publications
Published by:
Electrical Dealer
1952 228 125mb $12.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Here it is - The Great New Maytag Automatic Washer
This is a guide given to dealers and service personnel introduction Maytag's very first automatic washer. It contains adorable mid-century style illustrations describing the new machine in great detail. Explains how it works, what the cycle does and how to take it apart and troubleshoot any issue.


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

Products Include:

Hamilton Beach Mixer

Hamilton Beach Mixette hand Mixer

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

Cory Vacuum Coffee Maker, Cory Electric Knife Shapener

Toastmaster Super Deluxe Toaster and Toaster 1B14

Fryrette Deep Fryer

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

Durabilt Traveling Irons

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Products and brands include...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

SEWING MACHINES
Domestic, Free-Westinghouse.

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

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

SHAVERS
Remington, Rolls, Schick, Norelco.

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

TYPEWRITERS
Underwood, Smith-Corona, Remington.

DOOR BELLS/ CHIME
Nutone, Rittenhouse, Edwards .

CHRISTMAS LIGHTS
Noma.

LUGGAGE

TOYS
Gilbert

CLOCKS
General Electric, Telechron, Jefferson.

STERLING SILVER
International Sterling, Reed & Barton, Gorham.

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

ELECTRIC TRAINS
Lionel, American Flyer.

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

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

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

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

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

Looking for the parts catalog for Flair Ranges, please see this manual:
Frigidaire Flair Parts Catalog



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

Ranges/Stoves
Published by:
Frigidaire
1966 72 58mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1966 Frigidaire Flair and Freestanding Electric Range Tech-Talk Service Manual
Very comprehensive service manual for all 1966 Frigidaire Electric Ranges. Service manual includes wiring diagrams. Models include:

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

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

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

Looking for the parts catalog for Flair Ranges, please see this manual:
Frigidaire Flair Parts Catalog



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

Ranges/Stoves
Published by:
Frigidaire
1966 120 64mb $7.99

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Thumbnail Image of Download 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

Trade Publications
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Consumer Bulletin
1960 40 32mb $4.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download A New Generation of Dependable Maytags
When Maytag first introduced their center-dial automatic Washers and Dryers they published these beautiful glossy brochures to show them off. These highlight the models 906, 806, 606, 406, 206 and 106 washers and all of their matching dryers. These are must have brochures for all Maytag fans!!


Automatic Washers & Dryers
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Maytag
1966 24 37mb $4.44
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Thumbnail Image of Download Use and Care Instructions for your new Frigidaire Washer
Here are the operating instructions that were packed with every top of the line Frigidaire washer in 1971. This is for model WIS, which was the very first 1-18 automatic washer produced by Frigidaire!


Automatic Washers
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Frigidaire
1970 6 6mb $3.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Westinghouse D-5 Dryer Service Manual
Here is the complete service manual to all D-5 Westinghouse slant-front dryers. These are the machines with the "How Dry I Am" music box. Service manual includes instructions on servicing the musical signal as well as all other aspects of serving these wonderful dryers.


Clothes Dryers
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Westinghouse
1952 32 21mb $3.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Consumer Bulletin - October 1962
For October of '62 Consumer Bulletin tests "Flair" style High-Oven electric ranges. In this issue they provide a full story and full ratings on their test results of the following models: Frigidaire Custom Imperial Flair, General Electric Americana, Kenmore Classic, Tappen Fabulous 400 and the Westinghouse Continential.

Other interesting reports in this issue include: A further look at popular breakfast cereals, What goes into modern chewing gums?, Should you "dry clean" your car- or wash it with water, in the time-honored way?, Stereo FM (multiplex) adapters, Selecting a Shotgun, Tire gauges and "Runless" nylons. Also "The sun tan may be unfashionable one of these days. The danger of skin cancer will soon eliminate today's sun tan as a status symbol".
Ranges/Stoves
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Consumer Bulletin
1962 44 49mb $4.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download The Greatest Drying Discovery Since the Sun
When Bendix introduced their very first dryer in 1947 this was the brochure they created to show it off to the world.


Clothes Dryers
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Bendix
1947 4 3mb $3.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Maytag Gyrafoam Aluminum Washer Brochure
This is one of the earliest pieces of washer sales literature history I have seen. It is a brochure produced in the mid 1920s selling the Maytag "Gray Ghost" washer. This fascinanting brochure was made only two years after Maytag introduced the first agitator in 1922. Its in color no less and printed on thick 8.5 x 11 inch paper, which must have been very expensive to produce in those days. A must for any early washing machine enthusiast.


Wringer Washers
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Maytag
1924 16 14mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Maytag DE412/DG412 Clothes Dryer Operating Instructions
Here is the complete operating instruction manual that was packed with every Maytag DE412/DG412 Gas and Electric Dryer models in the mid 1980's.


Clothes Dryers
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Maytag
1969 4 5mb $3.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Carefree Washing the Frigidaire Automatic Way
Here is the complete owners manual and operating instructions that was packed in Frigidaire's 2nd generation of its very first automatic washer, model WK-60.


Automatic Washers
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Frigidaire
1948 52 17mb $3.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download The Facts of Quality
Since their automatic washer introduction in 1949, Whirlpool has always made high-quality automatic washers. In the USA, Whirlpool has produced and sold more automatic washers than any other American manufacturer. Here is the official Whirlpool Fax-Pac book highlighting the 1978 Whirlpool washer, dryer and compact laundry lines. Whirlpool fans this beautiful book is definitely for you. The Fax-Pac series was similiar to Frigidaire's VIP series which was given to appliance dealers to educate them of all the wonderful new features on Whirlpool appliances. Book contains beautiful images, cycle charts, graphics and specifications for all aspects of the belt-drive washer and matching dryers. Complete description and graphics of the Magic Clean filtering system, dispensers, permanent press cool down, construction and dependability and much more. There are also detailed pages on Whirlpool's history and service/education centers.


Automatic Washers & Dryers
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Whirlpool
1978 40 44mb $5.28
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Thumbnail Image of Download Maytag AMP Washer Sales Brochure
When Maytag first introduced their automatic washer in 1949 they produced this beautiful large 8.5" x 11" brochure. The Maytag AMP design was used until 1958 when the dependable Helical Drive design was introduced.


Automatic Washers
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Maytag
1949 17 24mb $3.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Frigidaire Service Tech-Talk 1955 Dishwashers
When Frigidaire introduced it's first dishwasher in '55 they produced this comprehensive service manual. Includes images, cycle chart and full specifications for each model, complete descriptions of how the machine works and complete service information for entire machine. Models included: DWV-8U, DWV-8F, DWV-8P.


Dishwashers
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Frigidaire
1955 40 31mb $3.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download JCPenny - Penncrest Automatic Washer Service Manual
Here is a rare service manual for JCPenny solid-tub automatic washers, the service manual is almost as rare as these machines.


Automatic Washers
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JCPenny
1970 47 24mb $3.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Hoover Portable and Slimline Vacuum Cleaner Service Instructions
Introduced in 1963, the Portable and Slimline machines were the first new "canister" style cleaners to be introduced in nearly 10 years. The Portable and Slimline cleaners are very similar machines in many ways, using the same motor. The motor is also essentially the same as the motor in a Dial-A-Matic, however the Portable and Slimline have a third fan in place of the belt-pulley. The Portable carried all of its attachments, and the Slimline was often advertised as one of Hoover's least-expensive cleaners. These service instructions cover motor removal and disassembly, as well as replacing the switch and servicing the cord-reel. Hose repair and the rug/floor nozzle are also discussed. These service instructions are from the late 70's, however they retroactively apply to all models going back to 1963. Also included is a parts diagram for the model 2100, the first of the Portable cleaners.


Vacuum Cleaners
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Hoover
1976 12 7mb $3.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Hoover Cylinder Vacuum Salesman Flip-Chart Book
Here is the advertising flip-chart book that Hoover salesmen took into prospective buyers homes to show the housewife the great new Hoover Cylinder vacuum cleaner!!


Vacuum Cleaners
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Hoover
1950 19 18mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Kirby Home Sanitation System - Guarantee and Instruction Book
Full owners manual and operating instructions to the model 518 Kirby vacuum cleaner.


Vacuum Cleaners
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Kirby
1958 44 31mb $3.99
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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
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General Electric
1961 6 6mb $3.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1961 Frigidaire Portable Dishwasher Tech-Talk Service Manual
Here is the full Tech-Talk service manual for all 1961 Frigidaire D&M made portable dishwashers.

Models include:
DW-STB and DW-DTB Frigidaire Automatic Dishwashers

Specifications, Cycle charts and full servicing information included.
Dishwashers
Published by:
Frigidaire
1961 60 35mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download We have something that will get the big loads cleaner than the next best selling brands
When Sears first introduced their revolutionary Dual-Action agitator in the mid 1970's, they handed out this brochure to explain how it works and give a bit of information on their new TV commercial.


Automatic Washers
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Kenmore
1976 6 5mb $3.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download KitchenAid 4 Series Top Loading Portable Dishwasher Service Manual
Comprehensive service manual for all 4 Series KitchenAid top loading dishwashers. These are the last top loading models with the cast iron wash arm. Models include KD-4P and KDY-4P. Sections include General Information, Cycle Description, Servicing Instructions, Service Tips, Schematic Wiring, Timer Sequence Charts.


Dishwashers
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KitchenAid
1963 24 17mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1957 Philco-Bendix Economat Brochure
Bendix laundry equipment became Philco-Bendix for the 1957 line after the laundry division was sold to Philco. Here is the very first Philco-Bendix branded Economat automatic washer. The Economat was Bendix's "Rubber Squeeze Tub" washer. Instead of spinning to remove the water from the clothes used a rubber tub that would collapse under vacuum pressure to press and squeeze the clothes against the perforated agitator. This model was the very last rubber tub produced.


Automatic Washers
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Philco
1957 2 2mb $3.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Frigidaire Washer 1967 L-Line Parts Catalog
Here is the complete parts catalog which includes detailed illustrations of the order of assembled parts, their descriptions and original Frigidaire part numbers.

Frigidaire Washer Models include:
WAL, WA2L, WCDAL, WCDAPL, WCDARL, WCDATL, WCDL, WIAL, WCIAL, WCIL.
Automatic Washers
Published by:
Frigidaire
1967 34 17mb $3.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1980 Frigidaire Dishwashers, Trash-Compactors and Food-Waste Disposers Brochure
Here is a sales brochure highlighting the entire line of 1980 Frigidaire Electric Dishwashers, Trash Compactors and Food-Waste Disposers. Full control panel display images, machines photos and full detailed specifications included for each model.

Appliances highlighted:

Built-In Dishwashers
Portable/Convertible Dishwashers
Trash Compactors
Food Waste Disposers
Dishwashers
Published by:
Frigidaire
1980 7 7mb $3.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download New Easy Riviera Automatic Washer Use and Care
Here is a rare owners manual and operating instructions for the Easy's middle-of-the-Line washer in the early 60s. Models ABK.


Automatic Washers
Published by:
Easy
1960 12 9mb $3.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Frigidaire Dishwashers, Disposers and Trash Compactor Brochures
Here is the 1978 line of Frigidaire Built-in and Mobile Dishwashers. Full images, specifications and control panel views are show for each model. Also included are the '78 brochures for the garbage disposers and trash compactor.


Dishwashers
Published by:
Frigidaire
1978 12 9mb $3.99

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