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Washday Recipes, Care, Use of your Westinghouse Laundromat


Published by Westinghouse in 1952-- Full owners manual and operating instructions to the 1952-1953 Westinghouse Laundromat models LB-6 (standard Laundromat model) and RL-1 (bolt-down model).

Number of Pages: 44
File Size: 17mb
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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
Introductory Price of $3.99


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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
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Electrical Merchandising
1958 162 97mb $12.99
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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General Electric
1958 79 48mb $5.99
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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
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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
Published by:
Frigidaire
1960 49 38mb $5.99
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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
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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
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General Electric
1974 40 115mb $7.99
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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
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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
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Consumer Bulletin
1959 40 34mb $4.99
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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
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Maytag
1961 270 82mb $9.84
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Thumbnail Image of Download Electrical Merchandising Week - February 1 1960
In 1960 Electrical Merchandising Magazine had changed over to a weekly tabloid style Newspaper from a monthly magazine. Essentially it is a condensed version of Electrical Merchandising.

Highlights of this issue include the introduction of Maytag's All Push Button washer, Waste King's New Dishwasher Spray Arm, Easy's new bottom of the line washer/dryer combos, KitchenAid's new portable-hand held mixer and an Appliance Store with Built In Features.
Trade Publications
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Electrical Merchandising
1960 32 86mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1962 Kitchen Ideas Book
Here is a general circulation brochure from 1962 that shows many different sample kitchens and their related appliances from General Electric, Hotpoint, Westinghouse, Youngstown Kitchens and a few others.


Miscellaneous
Published by:
NSP
1962 12 42mb $5.04
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Thumbnail Image of Download Appliance Manufacturer Magazine - January 1959 - Westinghouse Program Computer Washer
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.

This issue covers the introduction of Westinghouse's Program Computer Laundromat
Trade Publications
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Appliance Manufacturer
1959 77 102mb $12.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1965 Frigidaire Roller-matic Washer Service Manual
Here is the huge 168 page service manual that introduced the Roller-matic mechanism into Frigidaire Automatic Washers.

Sections include: Information on construction, full explanations of how the new transmission operates in agitate, spin and break periods, timer cycle-of operation charts, full specifications for each model, exploded views, troubleshooting, complete servicing steps, wiring diagrams, installation, showroom display, Control panel styling for all 1965 models and more.

Models include: Models WDA-65, WD-65, WDP-65, WCDA-65, WCDA-65, WCDAR-65, WCD-65, WIA-65, WI-65, WCI-65, WCIR-65 Roller-Matic Washers.

This is a very large file, 127mb, please be patient during down as it may take a while.
Automatic Washers
Published by:
Frigidaire
1965 168 127mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Westinghouse Laundromat Service Manual
Full service manual for Westinghouse Laundromat models LAC-30, LCC-30, LCG-30


Automatic Washers
Published by:
Westinghouse
1962 48 35mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Maytag Halo-o-Heat Dryer Service Manual
Here is the comprehensive service manual to servicing Maytag dryers from the 60's into 70's. Both standard and electronic control models.

Sections include:
General Information, Installation, How it Works, Troubleshooting, Repair Procedures and Testing.

Specific models covered: DE-DG90, DE-DG306, DE-DG406, DE-DG606, DE-DG806,
DE-DG906, DE-DG307, DE-DG407
Clothes Dryers
Published by:
Maytag
1972 64 48mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Maytag Dutch Oven Gas Range Service Manual
Here is the compreshensive service to servicing Maytag Dutch Oven Gas Ranges from the 1950s. Sections include...

Types of Gases and Characteristics of Ranges Used with Different Gases

Uncrating and Inspection

Installation in the Home

Servicing and Adjusting a Maytag Dutch Oven Gas Range

Adjustment and Servicing Oven and Timer Control Mechanism Prior to Range Serial No. 125000-Mode1 5131 GA

Adjustment of the Automatic Timer Mechanism on Model 5131 GA Dutch Oven Range -Manufactured After Serial No. 125000

Adjustment and Removal of Range Panels- Model 5131 GA

Operating Instructions on Model 5131 GA Ranges Maytag Dutch Oven Gas Range -Model M 6140 GM
Gas Stoves
Published by:
Maytag
1952 64 44mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1975 Whirlpool Builders Catalog
This is the complete contractor and builder catalog for professionals to pick out new appliances in their residential building projects.

Whirlpool Appliances included:

Electric built-in cook tops
Electric built-in ovens
Electric set-in ranges
Trash Masher compactor
Free-standing ranges
Range exhaust hoods
Food waste disposers
Automatic ice maker
Built-in dishwashers
Therm-O-Wall air conditioners
Through-the-wall air conditioners
Domestic laundry products
Commercial laundry products
Refrigerators

Full Catalog
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Whirlpool
1975 20 54mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1962 SQ Automatic Washer Service Manual
Full and comprehensive service manual for 1962 Speed Queen automatic washers. This manual is an excellent guide for anyone wanting to learn more about Solenoid-controlled Speed Queen or Beam washing machines made from the late 40's until about 1970. Sections Include: Installation, Service Procedures, Adjustments, Test Procedures, Wiring Diagrams and Timer Sequence Chart, Service Helps and tips. Models highlighted A34, A34W and A35.


Automatic Washers
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Speed Queen
1962 53 34mb $4.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Electrolux Commercial Wet-Dry Vacuum Cleaner Owners Manual
Here is the complete owners manual and operating instructions to the Electrical Commercial Automatic Vacuum Cleaner with Wet & Dry Pickup.


Vacuum Cleaners
Published by:
Electrolux Vacuum (now Aerus)
1964 15 34mb $6.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Electrical Merchandising Magazine - May 1959
Electrical Merchandising is a fun magazine to read for any collector or enthusiast of vintage appliances, electronics and other vintage home products. This highly entertaining magazine covered the retail sales and merchandising areas of Major Appliances, Small Appliances, Small Electrics, Radios, Televisions and other electric home products from the mid-20th century. This was the Life and Look Magazine of the appliance world, in the same large size 10x13 format.

May 1959 Issue

Highlights The New Wash and Wear Features of Laundry Appliances.

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

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Thumbnail Image of Download 1965 Lady Kenmore Automatic Washer Owners Manual
Here is the beautiful owners manual packed with every 1965 top of the line Lady Kenmore automatic washer. Models: 110.6504904, 110.6504954, 110.6505904, 110.6505954. Also included in the manual is the sections for the 500 series automatic washer as well as the 6330 series with is Kenmore's very first portable automatic washer!


Automatic Washers
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Kenmore
1965 36 15mb $3.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1961-1962 Whirlpool Wringer Washer Parts Diagrams and Lists
Here is a compilation of parts lists for most of the 1961/1962 line of Whirlpool wringer washers. Each document contains a full image of the machine along with parts diagrams and part numbers for original parts. Assemblies include Wringer and Gear-Case along with Machine Parts Assemblies.

Models highlighted include: LJW950W-00, LJW850W-00, LJW750W-00, LJW650W-00 and LJW61OW-00.
Wringer Washers
Published by:
Whirlpool
1962 19 8mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download KitchenAid 19 Series Dishwasher Parts Catalog
Here is the complete parts list to all 19 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. Also include is the listing of available kits and accessories at the time these dishwashers were made.

Models include:

KDS-19 KDI-19
KDC-19
KDP-19
KDS-39
KDC-39
KDS-59
KDI-59
KDC-59
Dishwashers
Published by:
KitchenAid
1981 43 15mb $7.99
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Operating Instructions and drying guide for all 1961 Kenmore Dryers.


Clothes Dryers
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Kenmore
1961 20 11mb $3.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download How to Use and Enjoy Your New 1964 Kenmore Automatic Washer
Here is the complete owners manual and operating instructions packed with every '64 Lady Kenmore Automatic Washer. Series covered include the Lady Kenmore, 70, 500 and 400 as well.


Automatic Washers
Published by:
Kenmore
1964 44 29mb $3.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1960 Frigidaire Electric Range Tech-Talk Service Manual
Very comprehensive service manual for all 1960 Frigidaire Electric Ranges. Models include:

Model s RAW-3, RA- 4; RS-10-60, RS-30-60; RD-20-60, RD-38-60; RD-A-38-60, RDD-20-60, RCD-39-60, RCD-71-60; RI-55-60, RCI-39-60 and RCI-75-60
Ranges/Stoves
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Frigidaire
1960 68 46mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Appliance Manufacturer Magazine - June 1959
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.


Trade Publications
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Appliance Manufacturer
1959 124 47mb $12.99
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Brochures highlighting some models from the '68 line of Norge automatic washers.


Automatic Washers
Published by:
Norge
1968 6 7mb $3.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1951 Zenith Porthole Television Set Owners Manual
Here is the complete owners manual to all 1951 Zenith television sets. These were the round screen porthole models that Zenith made in the 1940s into the early 1950s.


Television
Published by:
Zenith
1951 19 4mb $3.99
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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
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Hotpoint
1958 4 3mb $3.99
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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
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General Electric
1958 79 48mb $5.99
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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
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The Review
1952 58 61mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Crosley TV and Bendix Appliances Brochure
Here is an brochure to targeting appliance/TV retail store owners on Bendix Washers and Appliances and Crosley TV's. Also includes full pages of promotional details available to help sell Bendix and Crosley products.


Full Catalog
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Bendix
1956 12 12mb $3.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Hamilton Beach Food Mixer Instructions and Tested Recipes
Full owners manual to Hamilton Beach's Food Mixer. Includes operating instructions, maintenance information and tested recipes.


Small Appliances
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Hamilton Beach
1954 52 31mb $3.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Milnor Heavy Duty Laundry Equipment Brochure
Interesting brochure on commercial/industrial automatic washers from Milnor.


Automatic Washers & Dryers
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Milnor
1980 4 7mb $3.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Libby Glassware Catalog Fall/Winter 1960
Beautiful catalog showcasing the 1960 Libby line of glassware.

Sets include:
Emeralds Caddy Set, Americana Hostess Set, International Set, S+1 Hostess Set, Continental Cup Sets, Hostess Set, Partytime Sets, Caddy Sets, Golden Foliage, Gift Sets, Gift Box Sets, Smoke Ripple, Tempo Glassware, Home Barware, Table Sets, Cocktail Sets and Miscellaneous Sets.
Dinnerware/Glassware/Silverware
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Libby
1960 24 32mb $3.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download The Effortless Kenmore Way To Dry Your Clothes
Full owners manual and operating instructions packed with every 1957 Kenmore Automatic Dryer, including the worlds first Lady Kenmore Dryer. The term Lady Kenmore was introduced by Sears in 1957 and used until the mid 1980's.


Clothes Dryers
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Kenmore
1957 10 12mb $3.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download The New Generation Washer from White-Westinghouse
Twelve page brochure touting the features and specifications of the White-Westinghouse front loading washer. This is right around the time that Westinghouse changed to White-Westinghouse.


Automatic Washers
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Westinghouse
1980 12 16mb $3.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1961 General Electric Range-Oven Service Manual
Here is the service manual supplement to all 1961 GE Electric Ranges.

V line (1961) models include:
J299V, J300V, J301V, J302V, J303V, J304V, J308V, J310V, J400V, J403V, J404V, J406V, J408V, J411V, J412V

Sections include service and information on:
FLUORESCENT LIGHT
MEAT THERMOMETER
MODEL DESCRIPTION
MODEL LISTING
SCHEMATIC DIAGRAMS
SENSI-TEMP SURFACE UNIT
Calibration Test Procedure - Dry Pan
Circuit Diagnosis Procedure
SPECIFICATIONS AND FEATURES
SURFACE UNIT SWITCHES
SURFACE UNIT AND SWITCH DIAGNOSIS PROCEDURE
THERMOSTATS
TILT-LOCK SURFACE UNITS

Please note this service manual supplement is meant to be used with the big comprehensive 1960 GE Electric Range Service Manual
Ranges/Stoves
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General Electric
1961 27 14mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Let's Get Acquainted with your Hotpoint Electric Range
Full owners manual for all '56 30" and 39/40" Hotpoint ranges. Sections on Top of the Range, Thrift Cooker, Calrod Golden Fryer, Golden Griddle, Automatic Oven, Hi-Speed Broiler, Roto-Grill and tested recepies for each of those sections of the range.


Ranges/Stoves
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Hotpoint
1956 84 53mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Beautiful 1956 ABC-O-Matic Clothes Dryer Brochures
Wonderful and whimsical brochures highlighting the 1956 line of ABC-O-Matic dryers, both gas and electric.


Clothes Dryers
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ABC-O-Matic
1956 12 12mb $3.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Basic Service Facts - Automatic Washers
This is a fantastic beginners manual for learning how Whirlpool/Kenmore belt drive automatic washers work. Covers both how the machine washes clothes as well as the major mechanical aspects of the machine and how those parts work. Sections Include:

The Principals of Washing
Electrical Components
Water System Components
Servicing the Gear Case and Superstructure
How the Automatic Washer Operates
Machine Sub-Assembly Components

I highly recommend this document for anyone interested in belt-drive Whirpool or Kenmore automatic washers.
Automatic Washers
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Whirlpool
1956 36 51mb $6.12
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Thumbnail Image of Download Parts List for Kenmore Automatic Dryer Model 110.5708710
Here is the complete service parts list, installation and venting instructions for the 700 series of the 1957 line of Kenmore clothes dryers.


Clothes Dryers
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Kenmore
1957 8 4mb $3.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Your New Maytag Automatic Washer Instruction Book
Owners manual and operating instructions for Maytag's last AMP style washers, models 140 and 140S (suds-saver).


Automatic Washers
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Maytag
1957 26 16mb $3.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1957 Dexter Washing Machine Brochure
This adorable brochure from Dexter helps prospective buyers decided whether to buy a Automatic Washer, Wringer Washer or Double-Tub Wringer washer. Gives situations when each would be a best machine to have. The rare Dexter automatic washer is seen as well.

All Dexter laundry products at this time were produced by Philco.
Automatic Washers
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Dexter
1957 16 7mb $3.99

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