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The Owners Manual To The Very First Automatic Washer


Published by Bendix in 1937-- How To Do Your Week's Wash Automatically

Here is true automatic washer history. This owners manual is what was packed with every Bendix Home Laundry in 1937, they year Bendix introduced the automatic washer to the world!

"Gone are the days when everything had to be washed, rinsed, wrung and ironed by hand. Gone is the back-breaking toil that made clean towels and sheets a luxury-that made an abundance of daily changes of body linen an extravagance almost unheard of. The housewife of today can be lavish with cleanliness. She can give her family plenty of fresh white linens-plenty of bright, clean clothes; for modern appliances have remade washday. Swift, scientific methods have replaced the long hours of drudgery that were once associated with the washing and ironing of clothes."

Number of Pages: 40
File Size: 22mb
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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
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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.
Automatic Washers
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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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Refrigerator/Freezer Brochures from Maytag showing off their Amana made refrigerators.


Refrigerators/Freezers
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Maytag
1956 6 6mb $4.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Very First Norge Automatic Washer Owners Manual
In the late 40's Norge introduced their very first automatic washer. This front loading washer was the first large capacity automatic with 18lbs of claimed capacity. The washer was a bolt-down model and we believe it utilized many Bendix produced parts. In 1951 Norge discontinued this design and introduced their own top loader with Norge built parts.


Automatic Washers
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Norge
1949 36 14mb $4.99
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Easy Spindrier owners manual for models WS-220, WS-260, WS-280, WS-291. Slight water staining on certain pages, but still very legible and printable.


Clothes Dryers
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Easy
1963 12 6mb $4.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Philco Service Automagic Electric Dryer Service Procedures and Parts Data
Comprehensive parts and service manual for all 1962 Philco Automagic Clothes Dryers. Models include DE626, DE624, 623 and DE625. Sections include Primary Service Data and Washer Specifications, Wiring Diagrams, Service Procedures, Parts List and Detailed Service Illustrations.


Clothes Dryers
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Philco
1962 40 19mb $4.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Service Manual to the very first Kenmore Combination Washer-Dryer
Here is the service manual to introduce the very first Kenmore Combination Washer/Dryer.

Sections include: installation, servicing, specifications and cycle chart.

Also included is a 9 page introduction to the new 1957 Lady Kenmore Top-Loading Automatic Washer, Dryer and Wringer Washer in the back of the manual.
Combination Washer/Dryers
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Kenmore
1957 59 48mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download General Electric Vintage Washer, Dryer and Combination Washer-Dryer Parts Catalog
Here is the complete condensed parts listings of all major serviceable parts for GE automatic washers, dryers and combinations from 1957 through the 1977. Each product is listed with part numbers for items such as timers, motors, clutches, water valves, activators, transmissions, pumps, filter pans, etc.

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 a vintage laundry product.
Automatic Washers & Dryers
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General Electric
1978 81 47mb $5.64
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1980 Frigidaire Air Conditioners Brochure
Here is a sales brochure highlighting the entire line of 1980 Frigidaire Air Conditioners. Full detailed specifications included for each model.

Appliances highlighted:

Window Air-Conditioners
Casement Window Air-Conditioners
AC Thru-Wall Heat Pumps
Air Conditioners
Published by:
Frigidaire
1980 4 4mb $4.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1961 Kenmore Automatic Washer and Dryer Models
Service supplement showing all of the 1961 Kenmore washer and dryer models along with a description of features for each machine. Also mentions the '61 cabinet redesign which stayed with the belt drive washer design to the end.


Automatic Washers
Published by:
Kenmore
1961 4 3mb $4.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Operating Instructions and Laundry Guide
Full owners manual and operating instructions to 22611 series of Kenmore Automatic Washers.


Automatic Washers
Published by:
Kenmore
1972 30 20mb $4.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Good Heating Starts Here - How to Choose Your Thermostat
Here is wonderfully whimsical brochure showing off the Minneapolis Heat Regulator Companies line of home thermostats. This company eventually joined Honeywell.


Home Products
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Minneapolis-Honeywell
1950 8 7mb $4.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1970 Whirlpool Top Loading Dishwasher Use and Care Guide
Here are the complete operating instructions for Whirlpool's top loading dishwasher model SVP80. Includes loading instructions as well as complete cycle descriptions.


Dishwashers
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Whirlpool
1970 6 $4.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download How You can do your own Color Planning with Sears Harmony House Go-Together Colors
Here is a wonderful and whimsical home decorading guide and color planner from Sears from the mid 1950's. Full of great 1950's color idea along with wonderful quintessential 1950's vintage illustrations.


Miscellaneous
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Sears
1955 16 19mb $4.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1987 Maytag Jetclean Dishwashers and Food Waste Disposers
Here is a wonderful brochure showing all all of Maytag's great late 1980's dishwashers. Full images and specifications included.


Dishwashers
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Maytag
1987 8 15mb $4.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Consumer Bulletin Magazine - July 1960
Consumer Bulletin was a highly respected consumer product information magazine from the 1930's onward. It was the main competitor to Consumer Reports from the 1930's through the 1960's.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Concluding test findings on the new outboard motors



Regular Features Include:
  • The Consumers’ Observation Post

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

  • Brief cumulative index

  • 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 1967 Kenmore Washer Owners Manual
Complete owners manual and opearting instructions to Kenmore automatic washers series: 7460, 8450 and 8440.


Automatic Washers
Published by:
Kenmore
1967 36 25mb $4.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1952 General Electric Refrigerator Product Man
1952 General Electric Service Manual covering Home Refrigerator and Freezers.

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
1952 118 43mb $5.16
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1969 Corning Countertop Range and Cooktop Brochure
Here are two brochures from Corning highlighting their glass topped 30" range along with "The Counter That Cooks", their glass topped cook top. Full images and spec included.


Ranges/Stoves
Published by:
Corning
1969 8 10mb $4.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Frigidaire Service Tech-Talk WV Washer Line Service Manual
Comprehensive service manual produced when Frigidaire introduced their very first belt-driven automatic washer known as the "Pulsamatic". Service manual also covers the Unimatic model as well.

Models:
Pulsamatic WV-35, WV-45
Unimatic: WV-65
Automatic Washers
Published by:
Frigidaire
1955 64 46mb $5.52
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Thumbnail Image of Download Westinghouse Wash-N-Dry Laundromat Service Manual
Comprehensive service manual for the Westinghouse Washer/Dryer Combo, model WD-5 and WD-5V. Sections include: Specifications, Installation, Electrical Circuits, Thermostat Checks, Trouble Diagnosis, Transmission, Mix and Fill valve, Adjustments and Replacements.


Combination Washer/Dryers
Published by:
Westinghouse
1960 69 49mb $5.88
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1964 Norge Automatic Dryer Training Guide
Here is the complete training guide produced by Norge for their 1964 line of automatic clothes dryers. Sections include: complete specifications for each model, parts and descriptions along with complete servicing information. Models highlighted: DEF-1510, DEF-1520, DEF-1530, DEF-1550, DEF-2510, DEF-2520, DEF-2530, DEF-2540 and DEF-3520.


Automatic Washers
Published by:
Norge
1964 53 37mb $4.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1955 Kelvinator Washer and Dryer Parts Catalog
Here are complete diagrams and part information for the 1955 Kelvinator automatic washer and dryer. Models: AW2 and DE2.


Automatic Washers & Dryers
Published by:
Kelvinator
1955 32 16mb $4.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Whirlpool Automatic Washer with Suds-Miser and the Seven Rinses
Absolutely wonderful brochure from Whirlpool when they first introduced their second generation of automatic washers, with a newly redesigned control panel on the top rear of the machine. Has beautiful images, full specifications and a laundry room/area planner.


Automatic Washers
Published by:
Whirlpool
1950 12 10mb $4.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Lawn Boy Lawn Mower Owners Manual
Here is the complete owners manual and use/care guide to Lawn Boy 21" self propelled lawn mower model 8227.


Miscellaneous
Published by:
Lawn Boy
1968 28 20mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Getting to Know Your New Frigidaire Fold-Back Surface Cooking Units
In the mid 1950's Frigidaire produced an unusual type of cooktop, designed as a single electric coil unit that could be installed on a kitchen counter top in many different ways. These units fold up when not in use. Here is the owners manual to these units, this specific books covers model RV-92, but is valid for any of these distinctive cooking units.


Ranges/Stoves
Published by:
Frigidaire
1955 16 11mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Apex Wash-A-Matic 6000-6001-6002 Series Service Manual
Service manual for servicing 1953-1955 Apex Wash-a-Matic automatic washers. Sections include:

Complete details of Wash-A-Matic, Specifications, Timer Cycle Chart, Tools, Drive Unit Suspension, Diaphragm and Drive Mechanism, Main Bearing Assembly, Water Value and Spin Pilot Valve, Timer and Dials, Pumps, Service instructions, Complaints-causes-remedies, Service Bulletins, Belt-Driven Pump.
Automatic Washers
Published by:
Apex
1954 44 14mb $4.99

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