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Washdays are Holidays with your new Frigidaire Automatic Washer


Published by Frigidaire in 1957-- Full owners manual and operating instructions that was packed with every 1957 Frigidaire Automatic Washer. Imperial, Deluxe and Super models WI-57, WDU-57, WD-57 and WS-57. This is one of my most favorite manuals that Frigidaire produced, colorful and full of wonderful photographs and hand drawn illustrations.

Number of Pages: 32
File Size: 16mb
Download Fee: $4.99

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Thumbnail Image of Download 1959 General Electric Range Use and Care Guide
Here is the complete use and care guide/owner's manual to all 1959 Electric Free-standing Ranges.

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

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

1959 GE Electric Range Service Manual
Ranges/Stoves
Published by:
General Electric
1959 47 28mb $7.99
Introductory Price of $3.99


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Thumbnail Image of Download 1963 Kelvinator Appliances Catalog
Here is a builder catalog showing nearly all of the 1963 line of Kelvinator Home Appliances. Products include: Refrigerator-Freezers, Portable Refrigerator, Ranges, Built-In Ovens, Cooktops, Slide-in Ranges, Automatic Washers and Dryers, Dishwasher, Kelvinator Compact Kitchens, Room Air-Conditioners, Food Waste Disposer and Electric Water Heaters.


Full Catalog
Published by:
Kelvinator
1963 8 14mb $4.99
Introductory Price of $3.99


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Thumbnail Image of Download 1963 Hotpoint Appliances Catalog
Complete catalog of all 1963 Hotpoint major home appliances.

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

Full Catalog
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Hotpoint
1963 24 52mb $7.99
Introductory Price of $3.99


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Thumbnail Image of Download 1952-1954 Frigidaire Electric Range Tech-Talk Service and Parts Manual
Very comprehensive service manual for all 1952-1954 Frigidaire Electric Ranges. Models include:

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

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

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

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


Automatic Washers
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Maytag
1968 16 20mb $4.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1972 Maytag Automatic Washers Service Manual
Here is the comprehensive service manual to the majority of the quintessential Maytag washers of the 1970's.

Sections include: General information and control panels, specifications, cycle charts, installation, comprehensive troubleshooting and service procedures, how to access all parts, wiring diagrams and electrical circuity.

Models include: A106, A206, A406, A606, A806, A107, A207, A407.
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Maytag
1972 97 50mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1963 Maytag Washer and Dryer Brochure
Here is a fun brochure showing off Maytag washers and dryers from the early 1960's. Scanned at 600dpi/super high resolution for poster print quality ability.


Automatic Washers & Dryers
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Maytag
1963 4 39mb $4.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1966 Frigidaire Flair and Standard Wall-Oven Service Manual
Full service manual to all 1966 Frigidaire built-in Wall Ovens including Flair Wall Ovens. Complete troubleshooting, servicing instructions along with wiring diagrams.

Models include:
RBG-330K, RBG-335K, RBG-345K, RBAG-94K, RB-94K, RBG-94K, RBG-95K, RBG-97K, RBG-99K, RBTG-99K.

Ranges/Stoves
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Frigidaire
1966 88 52mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1955 Frigidaire Range Service and Parts Manual
Comprehensive service manual for all 1955 Frigidaire Electric Ranges including troubleshooting, service and wiring diagrams.

Also includes 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 100 68mb $9.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download GE Appliances and Equipment
Full catalog showing all of GE's major appliance line, washers, dryers, sink/washer combo, combination washer/dryers, refrigerators, freezers, air conditioners, electric ranges, water heaters, dishwashers, disposalls. Catalog also includes the other electrical items available for the home.


Full Catalog
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General Electric
1963 40 40mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1963 Hobart Dishwashing and Food Processing Equipment
Here is a fascinating catalog of restaurant dishwashing and food processing equipment by Hobart. Home dishwashing equipment is also included at the end with the 14 Series KitchenAid dishwashers highlighted.


Full Catalog
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Hobart
1963 12 20mb $4.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1963 Case Bathroom Fixtures Brochure
Full color brochure showing off the full line of Case Bathroom Fixtures, including toilets, bathroom and kitchen sinks and bathtubs.

The new "Look of Luxury" line. A distinctive selection of water closets, lavatories and bathtubs from the originators of one-piece water closets.
Miscellaneous
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Case
1963 8 20mb $4.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1972 Frigidaire Dishwasher J-Line Tech-Talk Service Manual
Here is the full Tech-Talk service manual for all 1965 Frigidaire Under-counter and portable dishwashers made by General Motors.

Models include:
DW-CDMT, DW-IMT, DW-CIMT, DW-DUT, DW-CDUT, DW-IUT, DW-CIUT

Specifications, Cycle charts and full servicing information included.
Dishwashers
Published by:
Frigidaire
1972 71 51mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1963 Frigidaire Appliances Catalog
Here is the entire Frigidaire appliances line made by General Motors for 1963.

Images and full specs for every product Frigidaire produced in 1963 is included.

Appliances shown: Refrigerator/Freezers, Ranges, Flair Ranges, Built-in Ranges, Washers, Dryers, Dishwashers, Disposers, Water Heaters and Room Air Conditioners.
Full Catalog
Published by:
Frigidaire
1963 16 34mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Maytag A407 Automatic Washer Operating Instructions and Laundering Guide
Complete operating instructions to Center Dial Maytag Washer model A407. Also included is the Laundering Guide that was packed with all Maytag washers of this era.


Automatic Washers
Published by:
Maytag
1974 32 59mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Maytag Merchandiser 1978 Vol 4
Here is a fascinating magazine style publication by Maytag highlighting product features and sales literature.

This issue includes:

Introducing the D309 and D409 auto-dry economy dryers.

Selling Recondition appliances.

New Dryer Feature Cards

Maytag Parts Distribution System

New Washer Installation Instructions

How to Choose and Use Laundry Detergent for Best Results in a Maytag

Energy Saving Laundry Display

How Auto-Dry Works
Automatic Washers & Dryers
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Maytag
1978 24 60mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1958 Philco-Bendix Duomatic Washer-Dryer Combination Service Manual
Here is the comprehensive service manual to Philco-Bendix's last 36" large style combination washer-dryer.

Models include CE786 and CE788.

Manual includes full specifications, cycle operations charts, complete troubleshooting and servicing instructions as well as all parts and part numbers.
Combination Washer/Dryers
Published by:
Philco
1958 73 70mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1959-1960 Philco-Bendix Duomatic Washer-Dryer Combination Service Manual
Here is the comprehensive service manual to Philco-Bendix's first 27" compact style combination washer-dryers.

Models include CE792, CE794, CE700, CE702, CE704, CE700U.

Manual includes full specifications, cycle operations charts, complete troubleshooting and servicing instructions.
Combination Washer/Dryers
Published by:
Philco
1960 137 118mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Appliance Manufacturer Magazine - April Home Laundry Issue
Appliance Manufacturer is a fun magazine to read for any collector or enthusiast of vintage appliances, electronics and other vintage home products. This highly entertaining magazine covered the design and manufacturing areas of Major Appliances, Small Appliances, Small Electrics, Radios, Televisions and other electric home products from the mid-20th century.

Of particular interest:

Speed Queen redesigns it's coin-op washers with 14 distinct changes.

Norge changes automatic washers cabinets to zinc clad steel.

Packaged laundry centers by Westinghouse and Hotpoint. Including a Westinghouse Laundromat and sink combo built right over the washer.

Hotpoint drying cabinet.

Hotpoint's high controls and automatic bulk bins that dispense detergent, bleach and softener automatically! I'm not sure if any of these came into full production.
Trade Publications
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Appliance Manufacturer
1960 140 60mb $12.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1959 General Electric Automatic Washer Owners Manual
Here is the complete owners manual and operating instructions to the 1959 line of GE Automatic Washing Machines.

Models Include:
WA-950S, WA-855S, WA-850S, WA-855S, WA-650S, WA-450S
Automatic Washers
Published by:
General Electric
1959 33 27MB $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1959 General Electric Clothes Dryer Owners Manual
Here is the complete owners manual and operating instructions to the 1959 line of GE Dryers.

Models Include:
DA-920S, DA-820S, DA-620S, DA-420S
Clothes Dryers
Published by:
General Electric
1959 21 23MB $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1965 Frigidaire Self-Cleaning Electric Range Tech-Talk Service Manual
In 1965 Frigidaire introduced their very first self-cleaning oven called the Electra-Clean. This is the comprehensive service manual for these first early ranges.

Models include:
RDE-38J and RCIE-39J

Ranges/Stoves
Published by:
Frigidaire
1960 40 31mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1957 Frigidaire Refrigerator Service Manual
Here is the comprehensive service manual to repairing and restoring all 1957 Frigidaire household refrigerators.

Models covered:

Super
SA-81-57
S-80-57
S-104-57
S-124-57

Super Cycla-matic
FS-101-57

De Luxe Cycla-matic
FD-101-57
FD-102-57
FD-120-57

Imperial Cycla-matic
FI-120-57
FI-121-57

Cold-Pantry Cycla-matic
CP-123-57
CP-141-5
Refrigerators/Freezers
Published by:
Frigidaire
1957 60 36mb $7.99
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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
Published by:
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 1976 Kenmore Automatic Washer Operating and Installation Instructions
Here is the complete operating instructions and installation packed with every 70 series Kenmore automatic washer.


Automatic Washers
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Kenmore
1976 8 6mb $4.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download How to use and enjoy your new 1957 Frigidaire Electric Range
Full owners manual and operating instructions to all 1957 40" Frigidaire Electric Ranges.

Models include:
Imperial: RI-70-57 and RI-60-57
Deluxe: RD-45-57, RDG-45-57 and RD-25-57
Super: RS-15-57 and RS-10-57
Ranges/Stoves
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Frigidaire
1957 40 22mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Kenmore Automatic Washer Owners Manual - 1958 600 Series
The complete owners manual and operating instructions to all 1958 600 Series Kenmore Washers.


Automatic Washers
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Kenmore
1958 18 13mb $4.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download KitchenAid KD-12 Series Dishwasher Owners Manual
Complete owners manuals and operating instructions to all 12 series KitchenAid automatic dishwashers from 1957 through the early 1960s. Models include KD-12, KD-12P, KD-22, KD-22P, KD-32, KD-32P, KD-52P.


Dishwashers
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KitchenAid
1959 24 10mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Instructions for your new Hoover Electric Floor Washer-Dryer
Full owners manual and operating instructions for the Hoover Floor Washer. This machine was the 1960's version of the more modern Floor Mate.


Vacuum Cleaners
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Hoover
1961 12 10mb $4.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download How to use and enjoy your new Frigidaire Fabric-Master Electric Dryer
Full owners manual and operating instructions for all 1958 GM Frigidaire Dryers. Includes instructions for cleaning and maintaining Filtrator dryers, as well as Air-Flow dryers.


Clothes Dryers
Published by:
Frigidaire
1958 24 12mb $4.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1957 General Electric Mobile Maid Dishwasher Service Manual
Here is the comprehensive service manual to all 1957 Mobile-Maid dishwashers from GE. This manual covers model SP40P directly, but the construction and theory should be similar on all Mobile Maid models from 1957 thru the early 60's.

The 1957 General Electric Mobile Maid is completely new throughout . The styling is different, the mechanism is new and the operation improved. It has high - style appearance and clean, unobstructed lines with a hidden power cord and unicouple assembly.

Sections include:
Introduction to SP40P Mobile Maid dishwashers, Operation, Preparation of dishes, Loading racks, Capacity, Adding detergent, Connecting the dishwasher, Running the dishwasher, Cycle chart, Operating cycle, Description of components, Rack assemblies, Silverware basket, Detergent cup assembly, Front cover and cover cap, Unicouple and housing assemblies, Latching mechanism and pull button for cycle interruption, Air vent and baffle assemblies, Calrod® heating unit, Water inlet valve, Control dial assembly, Timer control, Pictorial and schematic diagram, Setting relay, Overload protector, Safety pan, Motor and pump mechanism assembly, Cover assembly, Cover hinge assembly, Tub and cabinet weld assembly, Tub and cabinet gasket, Operational schematics, Parts lists, Service hints and Operation complaint chart.
Dishwashers
Published by:
General Electric
1957 48 24mb $4.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download The Final Model of the Direct Drive General Electric AW6 Automatic Washers
Here is a brochure for the GE AW6 Automatic Washer, with the direct drive transmission and 1140rpm spin speed. This is the last design before GE switched to a belt drive system in 1951. Images and full specifications included.


Automatic Washers
Published by:
General Electric
1950 2 2mb $4.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1949 Westinghouse Electric Range Owners Manual
Here is the full owners manual and operating instruction guide to all 1949 Westinghouse Electric Ranges.

Sections Include:
Getting to know your range,
How to use your range,
Care and cleaning your range,
High Altitude Cooking,
Recipes and Cooking Charts for Westinghouse Ranges.

It’s all yours now! Your treasure of a brand-new Electric Range. You’ll love it...because it’s so superbly automatic ...saves energy and leaves you more time for a dozen and one other things. And because it’s so very easy to use. you’ll have praiseworthy results every time. But wondrous as this Range is, it can’t perform miracles without your co-operation. That’s why it’s so essential that you become thoroughly acquainted with its every part and function...learn how to use it properly...how to care for it so that it does more and lasts longer. Remember, you’ll use your Range more than any other appliance you own!

So take a minute right now to carefully study this book—especially the section that refers to your particular Range. We've done our best to “tell all” and give you the complete story.

What’s more, we've included a couple hundred tried and tested recipes with which you can please the family. In no sense do we claim this to be a complete cookbook, so don’t hesitate to continue using your favorite recipes, too, and watch how beautifully they’ll turn out on your new Range!

Ranges/Stoves
Published by:
Westinghouse
1949 84 48mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1956 General Electric Refrigerator Product Man
1956 General Electric Service Manual covering Home Refrigerator and Freezers.

This manual also contains comprehensive instructions for installing all General Electric Wall Mounted Refrigerator/Freezers.

Models specifically highlighted are:
LA81-N, LB81-N, LB1O-N, LH12-N, LR14-N, LM11-N, LW11-N, plus more earlier model information.

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.

Refrigerators/Freezers
Published by:
General Electric
1956 98 58mb $6.96
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Thumbnail Image of Download The Portable Compact Automatics
Brochure showing images and specifications of GE's portable impeller washer and dryer.


Automatic Washers & Dryers
Published by:
General Electric
1973 4 7mb $4.99
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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.
Automatic Washers
Published by:
General Electric
1965 24 34mb $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 NuTone Product Catalog
Here is a beautiful catalog highlighting the entire NuTone Built-In product line for 1962. Products include: Hood-Fans, Ventilation Accessories, Exhaust Fans, Bathroom Heaters, Heater Ventalators, Door Bells and Chimes, built-in Stereo systems, built-in Intercom systems, Intercom Radio, Built-in Barbeques and the famous NuTone Built-in Kitchen Counter Food Center!


Small Appliances
Published by:
NuTone
1961 16 $4.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download The Use and Care of your New Waste King Universal Dishwasher Dryer
Full owners manual and operating instructions for all Waste King dishwashers from the mid 1960's.


Dishwashers
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Waste King
1964 21 9mb $4.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Speed Queen Supertwin Twin Tub Washer Service Manual
Here is the complete service manual to Speed Queen's Supertwin Twin-Tub portable washer model DH1150.


Twin Tub Washers
Published by:
Speed Queen
1972 21 10mb $4.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download How to Plan and Give Parties with Personality
Here is a super fun, quintessential 1950's party planner and candy cookbook created by Thos. D. Richardson.


Miscellaneous
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Miscellanea Documents
1953 52 15 $4.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Westinghouse Laundromat Clothes Washer Service Manual
Complete servicing manual and wiring information for the new 3-Belt Westinghouse Laundromat washers. This manual focuses on models L-110, L-112 and L-114.


Automatic Washers
Published by:
Westinghouse
1957 44 37mb $4.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Service Manual for Kenmore Automatic Washer Service Manual Produced Since 1956 - Part 2 of 3
Please see description in part 1 of this manual. This is part 2 of 3, pages 93-197.


Automatic Washers
Published by:
Kenmore
1959 105 56mb $6.72
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Thumbnail Image of Download Consumer Bulletin Magazine - July 1960
Consumer Bulletin was a highly respected consumer product information magazine from the 1930's onward. It was the main competitor to Consumer Reports from the 1930's through the 1960's.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Concluding test findings on the new outboard motors



Regular Features Include:
  • The Consumers’ Observation Post

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

  • Brief cumulative index

  • Listings of Current Phonograph Records

  • Ratings of Current Motion Pictures

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