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Operating Instructions and Laundry Guide


Published by Kenmore in 1973-- Full owners manual and operating instructions to 43711 series of Kenmore Automatic Washers.

Number of Pages: 30
File Size: 21mb
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1960 Philco Automagic Washer Brochures
Here are some beautiful brochures for the 1960 line of Philco Automagic Washers. Illustrations and Specifications included.

Models shown: W-208, W-206, W-204, W-202 and W-200.

Please note the originals had some minor water damage on them so there are some water spots or slightly blurry spots. However these are still very readable and super fun to look at.
Automatic Washers
Published by:
Philco
1960 14 22mb $5.99
Introductory Price of $3.99


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Thumbnail Image of Download 1959 Philco Duomatic Combination Washer-Dryer Brochure
Here is a wonderful brochure for the Philco's first 27" combination washer/dryer. Illustrations and Specs included for model: CE-794.


Combination Washer/Dryers
Published by:
Philco
1959 4 39mb $5.99
Introductory Price of $3.99


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Thumbnail Image of Download 1960 Philco Automagic Dryer Brochures
Here are some beautiful brochures for the 1960 line of Philco Automagic Dryers. Illustrations and Specifications included.

Models shown: DE-608, DE-606, DE-604, DE-602 and DE-600.

Please note the originals had some minor water damage on them so there are some water spots or slightly blurry spots. However these are still very readable and super fun to look at.
Clothes Dryers
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Philco
1960 10 15mb $5.99
Introductory Price of $3.99


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Thumbnail Image of Download Early Frigidaire Refrigerator Service Manual Vol-1 1925 to 1936
This is a three volume comprehensive service manual for Frigidaire Refrigerators from the 1920's thru 1951. The set is a fascinating historical look at early Frigidaire home refrigeration.

Volume 1 Covers:
Refrigerators prior to 1933 (Low Side Float System),

1933 to 1936 Reciprocating Models (High Side Float System),

1933 to 1936 Rotary Models (Restrictor System)

Manual contains mechanical and refrigeration theory and primer, model images and specifications, wiring diagrams, troubleshooting and full servicing information.

VOLUME 2 is located here for the 1937-1942.
VOLUME 3 is located here for the post-war models.

Models mentioned in Volume 1:
P-4, AP-5, AP-6, AP-7-1, AP-7-2, AP-9, AP-12, AP-18, B-5, B-5-2, B-9, B-15, D-4, D-5, D-6, D-7-2, D-9, D-12, L-5, LP-5, M-5, M-5-2, M-7, M-9, M-12, M-15, MP-5, MP-7, MP-9, MP-12, MP-15, P-9, P-15, PT-5, T-5, TP-5, V-5, EE-5, VP-5, I, G-3, G-4, GR-4, G-5, G-6, MC-9, MC-12, W-3, W-4, W-5, W-6, W-8, W-10, W-12, W-18, WP-7, WP-8, WP-10, WP-13, WA-3, WPA-3, AHM-3330, AHM-4830, AHM-4840, AHM-5340, AHM-5750, ML-37, ML-48, ML-64, ML-4837, ML-4848, ML-5764, ML-4, ML-5, ML-6, ML-4840, ML-4850, ML-5760, S-4, S-5, S-6, WP-4, WP-5, WP-6, WP-18, SD-4, SD-6, S-4840, S-4850, S-5760, SL-43, SL-63, SL-73.
Refrigerators/Freezers
Published by:
Frigidaire
1951 184 177mb $8.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Early Frigidaire Refrigerator Service Manual Vol-2 1937 to 1942
This is a three volume comprehensive service manual for Frigidaire Refrigerators from the 1920's thru 1951. The set is a fascinating historical look at early Frigidaire home refrigeration.

Volume 2 Covers:
Rotary Compressor Analysis
Miscellanous and Supplimentary Information
Full descriptions of 1937, 1938, 1939, 1940, 1941 and 1942 model refrigerators.

Manual contains mechanical and refrigeration theory and primer, model images and specifications, wiring diagrams, troubleshooting and full servicing information.

VOLUME 1 is located here for the earliest models.
VOLUME 3 is located here for the post-war models.

Models mentioned in Volume 2:
1937 Refrigerators:
Dulux Finished Cabinets
D 3-37 Master 4-37
DRS 5-37 Master 5-37
DRS 6-37 Master 6-37
DRS 7-37 Master 7-37
Master 8-37
Porcelain Finished Cabinets
DeLuxe 5-37 DeLuxe 8-37
DeLuxe 6-37 Imperial '37
DeLuxe 7-37

1938 Refrigerators:
Dulux Finished Refrigerators
D3
TD3
Special S-38
Special 6-38
Special 7-38
Master 4-38
Master S-38
Master 6-38
Master 7-38
Master 8-38
Porcelain Finished Refrigerators
DeLuxe S-38 Imperial
DeLuxe 6-38
DeLuxe 7-38 WP-19
DeLuxe 8-38

1939 Refrigerators:
DA Model Refrigerators:
TDA-3
DA-3
DA-4
Super Value 6-39.
Special Model Refrigerators:
Special 5-39
Special 6-39
Master Model Refrigerators :
Master 4-39
Master 5-39
Master 6-39
Master 8-39
Cold-Wall Model Refrigerators:
Cold-Wall 6-39
(Dulux Exterior)
Cold-Wall8-39
(Dulux Exterior)
Cold-Wall5-39
(Porcelain Exterior}
Cold-Wall 6-39
(Porcelain Exterior)
Cold-Wall8-39
(Porcelain Exterior)
Cold-Wall Imperial and WP-19.

1940 Refrigerators:
Table Top Model:
TDB-3
Super Value Refrigerators:
sv 3
SV4
sv 6-40
sv 8-40
Master Refrigerators:
M 5-40
M 6-40
DeLuxe Refrigerators:
D 5-40
D 6-40
Cold-Wall Master Refrigerators:
CWM 5-40
CWM 6-40
Cold-Wall DeLuxe Refrigerators:
CWD 6-40
CWD 8-40
Cold-Wall Imperial Refrigerators:
CWI 6-40
CWI 8-40
CWI 13
WP-19

1941 Refrigerators:
1941 "S" and "R" Model Refrigerators:
(See Table I-VI.)
S 3 (Flat top only) See 1940 TDB-3
S 4
S 6-41
R 6-41
1941 "M" and "L" Model Refrigerators:
(See Table 2-VI)
M 6-41
MP 6-41
L 6-41
L 8-41
1941 Cold-Wall Model Refrigerators:
(See Table 3-VI)
C 6-41
CP 6-41 c 9-41
CD 6-41
CPD 6-41
CPD 9-41
CPD 13-41
WP 19

1942 Refrigerators
AH 6
S 7-42
M7-42
M P7-42
D 7-42
DP 7-42
D 9-42
CD 7-42
CPD 7-42
CPD 9-42
CPD 13
WP 19

Refrigerators/Freezers
Published by:
Frigidaire
1951 177 182mb $8.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Early Frigidaire Refrigerator Service Manual Vol-3 1945 to 1951
This is a three volume comprehensive service manual for Frigidaire Refrigerators from the 1920's thru 1951. The set is a fascinating historical look at early Frigidaire home refrigeration.

Volume 3 Covers:
Full descriptions of 1945-47 I-Line Refrigerators, 1947-1948 J-Line Refrigerators, 1949 K-Line Refrigerators, 1950 M-Line Refrigerators and 1951 O-Line Refrigerators.

This volume is meant to be used with VOLUME 2 which covers more in-depth theory and servicing of rotary compressor models.

VOLUME 1 is located here for the earliest models.

Manual model images and specifications, wiring diagrams, troubleshooting and full servicing information.

Models mentioned:
1945-1946-1947 Refrigerators:
AHI-4
DI-7
CDI-9
AHI-6
DPI-7
CPDI-7
SI-7
DI-9
CPDI-9
MI-7
CDI-7

1948 Refrigerators:
AJ-6
SJ-6
MJ-6
MJ-7
MJ-9
MJ-11
DJ-7
DJ-9
DJ-11
CIJ-10

1949 Refrigerators:
ML-77
ML-93
DL-70
AL-60
ML-60
ML-77P
ML-93P
ML-115
DL-7
DL-86
DL-86P
DL-105
IL-80
IL-100


1950 Refrigerators:
AM-43,
AM-43F
DM-90
DM-90P
DM-107
DM-107P
MM-92
MM-110
AM-60
MM-74
MM-74P
MM-76
MM-76P
SM-60
SM-76
SM-76P
IM-80
IM-100
1M-lOOP

1951 Refrigerators:
AO-43 Apartment House, 4.3 cu. ft.
AO-43F Apartment House, 4.3 cu. ft., Flat Top
AO-60 Apartment House, 6 cu. ft.
SO-60 Standard, 6 cu. ft.
SO-73 Standard, 7.3 cu. ft.
SO-82 Standard, 8.2 cu. ft.
SO-92 Standard, 9.2 cu. ft.
SO-110 Standard, 11 cu. ft.
MO-71 Master, 7.1 cu. ft.
MO-81 Master, 8.1 cu. ft.
MO-81P Master, 8.1 cu. ft. Porcelain
DO-90 Deluxe, 9 cu. ft.
DO-90P Deluxe, 9 cu. ft. Porcelain
DO-107 Deluxe, 10.7 cu. ft.
IO-80 Imperial, 8 cu. ft.
IO-100 Imperial, 10 cu. ft.
Refrigerators/Freezers
Published by:
Frigidaire
1951 177 182mb $8.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1948 Westinghouse Laundromat Automatic Washer Owners Manual
Here is the complete owners manual and use and care guide to the 1948 Westinghouse Laundromat. I believe this was the first Westinghouse front-loading washer model to incorporate a single door design.


Automatic Washers
Published by:
Westinghouse
1948 40 21mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1956 Frigidaire Imperial Washer Owners Manual
Here is a special edition of the 1956 Frigidaire washer owners manual. It was made specifically for the Imperial Unimatic model, WI-56.


Automatic Washers
Published by:
Frigidaire
1956 24 14mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1953 General Electric Washer and Dryer owners manual
Carefree Washdays the GE Way! Complete owners manual and use/care guide to both the 1953 General Electric automatic washer and clothes dryer.


Automatic Washers & Dryers
Published by:
General Electric
1953 68 30mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Frigidaire Tech-Talk Introducing the WO-65 Automatic Washer
Here is one of the earliest issues of Tech-Talk (#7). It's main focus is the introduction of the WO-65 Frigidaire Automatic Washer.


Automatic Washers
Published by:
Frigidaire
1950 12 13mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1955 Frigidaire Dryer Tech-Talk Service Manual
Here is the complete service manual to the 1955 models of Frigidaire clothes dryers. Models DV-35 and DV-65.

Complete servicing, troubleshooting and wiring diagrams.
Clothes Dryers
Published by:
Frigidaire
1955 16 14mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1957 Control-Tower Frigidaire Dryer Tech-Talk Service Manual
Here is the complete service manual to the 1957 models of Frigidaire clothes dryers. Models DI-57, DD-57 and DS-57, Di-1-57.

Complete servicing, troubleshooting and wiring diagrams.
Clothes Dryers
Published by:
Frigidaire
1957 24 22mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Westinghouse Service Bulletin
Here are some very notable Westinghouse Service Bulletins displaying new Agitator information, model features charts, cycle charts and specifications for Westinghouse Automatic Washers.

Also included is a 1967 Dishwasher Utility bulletin entitled "You and Your New Dishwasher" - Helpful hints to get the best results.
Automatic Washers
Published by:
Westinghouse
1969 23 20mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1960s Hotpoint Washer-Dryer-Dishwasher Identifier
Here are models and images of the following Hotpoint Washers, Dryers and Dishwashers:

Automatic Washers: 1960 to 1963
Dryers: 1960 to 1963
Dishwashers: various 1958 to 1965 models
Automatic Washers & Dryers
Published by:
Hotpoint
1960 31 16mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1962 Dexter Quick-Twin and Standard Wringer Washers Brochures
Whimsical brochures by Dexter highlight features and specifications of their Philco-made wringer washers.

Models include:
3-D9, 3-D9P, 3-D7, 3-D7P, 3-D5, 3-D5P, 3-D3, 3-D3P, 3-D2, 3-D2P, 3-D1, 3-D1P, 1-DO, 1-DOP, 3-D4
Wringer Washers
Published by:
Dexter
1962 16 39mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Blackstone Automatic Washers 250-350 Service Manual
Complete service manual to Blackstone washers from 1954 to 1958. Models 250 and 350.


Automatic Washers
Published by:
Blackstone
1957 52 39mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1960 Blackstone Automatic Washer Service Manual
Service manual to Blackstone Automatic washers models: WAA50, WAA60, WAC45, WAC55, WAC65 and WAC75.

Service manual claims this particular transmission design spins the tub at 680rpm which is one the better water extracting washers of the time.
Automatic Washers
Published by:
Blackstone
1960 23 17mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Appliance Manufacturer Magazine - July 1957
Appliance Manufacturer is a fun magazine to read for any collector or enthusiast of vintage appliances, electronics and other vintage home products. This highly entertaining magazine covered the design and manufacturing areas of Major Appliances, Small Appliances, Small Electrics, Radios, Televisions and other electric home products from the mid-20th century.

Of particular interest:

Very cool article on GM Frigidaire appliance designers and how they work together in an atmosphere of creativeness.

Maytag introduces their Halo-of-Heat dryer.

GE Kitchen Center wins awards for GE designers and engineers.

Surprising number of new appliances at Chicago Summer Market show.
Trade Publications
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Appliance Manufacturer
1957 106 140mb $12.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1977 Hotpoint Appliances Catalog
Here is a complete product catalog from Hotpoint showing their complete line of major appliances.

Photos, descriptions and detailed specifications are included.
Full Catalog
Published by:
Hotpoint
1977 52 83mb $9.96
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1956 Philco Agitator Automatic Washer Service Manual
Here is the comprehensive service manual to all Philco agitator washers, pre-Automagic models.

Models include: W266, W264, W262, W268.

Sections include: Installation, Specifications, Major Assemblies, Service Procedures, Wiring Diagrams, Troubleshooting, Supplement model information.
Automatic Washers
Published by:
Philco
1956 41 24mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1956 Bendix Front Loading Automatic Washer Service Manual
Here is the comprehensive service manual to all 1956 Bendix automatic washers.

Models include: WFG-D.

Sections include: Cabinet, Clothes Door, Electrical Circuits and Cycles, Electrical Controls, Installation, Latch, Motor, Pump, Transmission, Specifications, Suspended Unit Assembly, Service Procedures, Water Inlet, Water Control.
Automatic Washers
Published by:
Bendix
1956 41 29mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1957 General Electric Dishwasher Service Manual
Complete service manual to 1957 General Electric built-in roll-out dishwashers.

Models include: SU80P and SU60P.

Sections include: Introduction, General Information, Specifications, Washing Process, Food Soils, Stain Removal, Service Quality of Dinnerware, Operations, Capacity, Detergent, Running the Dishwasher, Operating Cycle, Component Parts, Wiring Diagrams, Installation, Servicing, Troubleshooting and Parts.
Dishwashers
Published by:
General Electric
1957 79 64mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1973 Waste King Dishwasher Service Manual
Here is the comprehensive service manual to servicing most of the 1970's Waste King dishwashers. Updates through 1977 are included in this manual.

Models include: 410, 511,510, 575, 610, 711, 710, 777, 750, 878, 810, 811, 910, 911, 950, 979

Sections include full troubleshooting, repair, how to test and wiring diagrams.
Dishwashers
Published by:
Waste King
1973 63 47mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Electrical Dealer Magazine - January 1955
Electrical Dealer Magazine is a fun magazine to read for any collector or enthusiast of vintage appliances, electronics and other vintage home products. This highly entertaining magazine covered the retail sales and merchandising areas of Major Appliances, Small Appliances, Small Electrics, Radios, Televisions and other electric home products from the mid-20th century. This was the Life and Look Magazine of the appliance world, in the same large size 10x13 format.

Highlights of this issue, including Norge, Whirlpool, Speed Queen and Hamilton Laundry ads...

Sales And Profit Outlook For '55
1955 Selling Schedule
Trade-Ins
Personalized Selling
Is Discount Selling Losing Its Punch?
What The Public Thinks About Discounting
The Winner: The Man Who Stays In Business
Mathematics Of Price Cutting
Margins, Franchises, and Fair Trade
"Sales Will Rise For Those Who Work"
Captive Election Audience Sees New Line
Complete Food Plan Training Pays Off
Check And Counter Check
They Call It 8 to 5
His Automatic Washers Speak
Contact Plan Produces TV Sales Daily
Selection And Color Boost White Goods Sales
Sales Clinic
News And Trends
New Products Section
News Of The Month
Trade Publications
Published by:
Electrical Dealer
1955 112 106mb $12.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1970 Frigidaire Skinny-Mini Washer Dryer Service Manual
In 1970 Frigidaire introduced the world's very first all-in-one stacked washer/dryer unit. It was called the Skinny-mini and used a one piece plastic molded agitator and tub combination referred to as an "agi-tub".

Here is the Tech-Talk service manual to the very first of these models.

Models include: LCT-2 and LCT8-2.
Automatic Washers & Dryers
Published by:
Frigidaire
1970 99 75mb $7.99

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Thumbnail Image of Download 1973 Waste King Dishwasher Service Manual
Here is the comprehensive service manual to servicing most of the 1970's Waste King dishwashers. Updates through 1977 are included in this manual.

Models include: 410, 511,510, 575, 610, 711, 710, 777, 750, 878, 810, 811, 910, 911, 950, 979

Sections include full troubleshooting, repair, how to test and wiring diagrams.
Dishwashers
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Waste King
1973 63 47mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Rebuilding Thor Washer-Dishwasher Transmissions
Here is an excellent service manual to be had by anyone who either has or would like to have a Thor Automagic washer/dishwasher or Thor automatic washer. It is a comprehensive service manual covering the steps to completely repair and/or rebuild the transmission that runs the Thor machines from 1949 thru the mid 1950's.


Automatic Washers
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Thor
1955 34 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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House and Home Magazine was the Better Homes and Gardens for the professional home builders. While not specifically related about home appliances, this magazine was geared towards all aspects of building homes in 1950's.

This issue's main articles:

EDITORIALS
Time for new ideas, new models
Trade-ins can help everybody

STORY OF THE MONTH
What 33 leaders are doing to meet the buyers’ market

NEW HOUSES
Is the three-zone house the answer to today’s living?
Why summer houses are fun for designers, a boon to builders

DESIGN
How new ideas and materials are changing the fireplace

LAND PLANNING
Jalonack plays it big and handsome in a 4,000-house project

MARKETS
Report from 35 cities: Trade-ins are catching on big How 23 builders use community pools to boost sales

PRODUCTS AND PRACTICE
Experimental house: Is thin shell concrete practical? Four more ways to build better for less New load-bearing window walls

NEWS
Survey shows house starts still close to ’53 and *54 levels Remodeling market: Federal Reserve says it is up only 3%
Index to these and other News reports

DEPARTMENTS
Letters
Technical Publications
Technical News
Advertising Index

VINTAGE ADVERTISEMENTS From:
Alliance Ware, Inc., Aluminum Co. of America Amcrete Corporation, American Motor Corp. (Kelvinator Division) American-Standard Corporation (Plumbing & Heating Division), American Telephone & Telegraph Co., American Welding & Mfg. Co., Anco Window Corporation Andersen Corp., Arco Company, The Armstrong Cork Co., Asbestos-Cement Products Assn., Bakehte Co. (Division of Union Carbide & Carbon) Bendix Moldings, Inc., Berns Manufacturing Corp., Besser Company, Bessler Disappearing Stairway Co., Bilco Co., The Bird & Son, Inc., Blue Ridge Glass Corp., Briggs Mfg. Co., Brikcrete Associates, Bryant Division (Carrier Corporation), Bull Dog Electric Products Co., Carrier Corporation (Bryant Division), Case & Son Mfg. Co., W. A., Ceco Steel Products Corp., Certain-Teed Products Corp., Chase Brass & Copper Co., Combustion Engineering, Inc. (Home Equipment Div.) Connor Engineering Corp., Consoweld Corp., Crane Co., Crawford Door Company Curtis Companies Service Bureau, Douglas Fir Plywood Assoc., Dow Chemical Co., The Dur-o-Wal, Eljer Co., Electromode Corp., Elkay Mfg. Co., E-Z-Way Sales, Inc., Fleet of America, Inc., Frigidaire Div. (General Motors Corp), GBH Way Homes, Inc., General Electric Co., General Motors Corp. (Frigidaire Div.), General Tire & Rubber Co., The (Bolta-Floor Division), General Tire & Rubber Co., The (Jeannette Division), Georgia Pacific Corporation, Gerber Plumbing Fixtures, Gold Seal Division (Congoleum-Naim, Inc.), Grant Pulley & Hardware Co., Great Lakes Carbon Corp. (Perlite Division), Grillcraft Co., Hall-Mack Co., Halstead & Mitchell Harnischfeger Homes, Inc., Heinley Mastercraft Products Homelite Corp., Horizon Door Company, Inc., HOUSE & HOME, Ingersoll Products Division (Borg-Warner Corp.), Inland Homes Corp., Insulite Division (Minnesota & Ontario Paper Co.) Johns-Manville, Kelvinator Div. (American Motor Corp.), Kennatrack Corp., Kentile, Inc., Keystone Steel & Wire Co., Kwikset Sales & Service Co., Leviton Manufacturing Co., Libbey Owens Ford Glass Co., Line Material Co. Division of McGraw Electric Co. Long-Bell Lumber Company Louisville Cement Co., Maas & Waldstein Co., Majestic Co., Inc., The Mastic Tile Corp. of America McCall’s Magazine, McGraw Electric Co. (Line Material Co., Division of) Midcontinent Adhesive Company Midget Louver Co., Miller Mfg. Co., Inc., Frank B., Minneapolis-Honeywell Regulator Co., Minnesota & Ontario Paper Co. (Insulite Division) Moen Valve Co., Monsanto Chemical Co., Moore, Inc., Goodloe E., Mosley Electronics, Inc., Mueller Brass Co., National Concrete Masonry Assn., National Electrical Mfrs. Assn., National Gypsum Co., National Homes Corp., National Lock Company National Mfg. Co., National Oak Flooring Mfrs. Assn., National Pool Equipment Co., National-U. S. Radiator Corporation New Castle Products, Inc., Nudor Mfg. Corp., Nutone, Inc., Onan & Sons, Inc., D. W., Owens Corning Fiberglas Corp., Panelfold Doors, Perlite Division (Great Lakes Carbon Corp.), Peterson Window Corp., Pittsburgh Plate Glass Co., Place Homes, Inc., Portland Cement Association Progress Manufacturing Company, Ramset Fastening System (Shure-Set), Ready Hung Door Corp., Remcon, A division of Pyramid Instrument Corp. Remington Arms Co., Inc., Reynolds Metals Co., Roberts Mfg. Co., Ruberoid Co., The, Samuel Stamping & Enameling Co., Schlage Lock Co., Scholz Homes, Inc., Shure-Set (Ramset Fastening System), S. K. Laboratories, Inc., Smith Corp., A. O., Sonoco Products Co., Stylon Corp., Summitville Tiles, Inc., Superior Electric Co., The, Union Carbide & Carbon Corp. (Division of Bakelite Corp.), Unique Balance Company, Inc., United States Plywood Corp., Universal Atlas Cement Co., Utility Appliance Corp., Van-Packer Corp., Visking Corp., The Vulcan Radiator Co., The, Weatherstrip Research Institute Weiser Co., Western Lock Mfg. Co., Westinghouse Electric Corp., Weyerhaeuser Sales Co., Wiegand Co., Edwin L., William Wallace Co., Wood Conversion Co., Woodall Industries, Inc., Woodward Iron Co., Yale & Towne Mfg. Co.,
Trade Publications
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House and Home
1956 230 104mb $9.99
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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
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Frigidaire
1958 24 12mb $4.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1966 Frigidaire Automatic Washer Tech-Talk Service Manual
Here is the comprehensive service manual to all 1966 Frigidaire Roller-Matic automatic washing machines.

Models include WAK, WDK, WCDAK, WCDAPK, WCDARK, WCDAK-PF, WCKD, WCDPK, WCDRK, WIAK, WIK, WCIAK, WCIK, WCIRK.

Includes complete in-depth control panel views and specifications for all models, cycle charts, service instructions and complete Roller-matic transmission rebuilding instructions, recommended service tools and Home-Ec Talk.

Please note this manual is 200 pages/121 mb in size. It is quite large and will take several minutes to download with a broadband connection.
Automatic Washers
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Frigidaire
1966 200 121mb $14.52
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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 Westinghouse Electric Dishwasher Service Manual
Full service manual for Westinghouse Roll-Out Dishwashers. Valid for many machines from the late 40's thru the mid 1950's. Models highlighted are DWB-480, DWB-4850, DWB-24, DWB-13.

Sections include: Parts of the Dishwasher, Dishwasher Facts, What to do When, Parts Replacement, Lubricants and Detergents.
Dishwashers
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Westinghouse
1953 32 24mb $4.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Hoover Electric Coffeepots Brochure
Brochures highlighting the different kinds of Electric Coffeepots available from Hoover.


Small Appliances
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Hoover
1975 4 5mb $4.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Easy Cavalier and Holiday Automatic Washer Service Manual Supplement
The complete service manual supplement for Easy Automatic Washers models ASH and AEH.

Sections include:
Uncrating and Inspection,
Cabinet Dimensions,
Specifications,
Installation,
Cycle of Operation Charts for Full and Partial Loads,
Operation Chart,
Dismantling and Reassembly,
Replacement of Parts,
Adjustments,
Inoperative Conditions,
Warranty Policy and
Wiring Diagrams.
Automatic Washers
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Easy
1958 33 23mb $4.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download The 1958 GM Frigidaire Refrigerator-Freezer Line
Wonderful brochure containing beautiful illustrations and full specifications highlighting the entire '58 line of Frigidaire refrigerators/freezers.


Refrigerators/Freezers
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Frigidaire
1958 18 27mb $4.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download The Speed Queen Dry Cleaner
Here is a mid 1970s brochure highlighting Speed Queens coin-operated dry cleaner for self-service laundromats. Full images and specifications included.


Dry Cleaning
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Speed Queen
1975 4 5mb $4.99
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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 The Last of the Westinghouse Slant-Front Washers and Dryers
Here are wonderful brochures for the last year Westinghouse made their slant-front front loading washers and dryers. While the slanted tub models ended in the late 1950s, Westinghouse still kept making the front of the cabinet slanted into the 1960s. Brochures have beautiful images and illustrations along with complete control panel views and specifications for all models available.


Automatic Washers & Dryers
Published by:
Westinghouse
1963 14 14mb $4.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download How to Repair Appliances
Here is a wonderful book full of pictures and information of vintage washing machines and other vintage 1950's major and small appliances.

This is the most complete book on appliance repair ever prepared for the home handyman. Automatic Washers, Dryers, Refrigerators, Vacuum Cleaners, Fans, Mixers, Toasters as well as special chapters are devoted to the proper use and repair of freezers, air conditioners, rotary ironers, waffle irons, grills and heating units.

Before plunging into the repair of specific items, the author introduces the reader to the sources of power—electricity-—then covers the manner in which this power is transported to the home in a chapter on House Wiring. Safety measures, too, are outlined and the reader is cautioned on how to protect himself and his family both in the repair and use of these handy—but sometimes dangerous—electric assistants.
Since the most used home appliance is the modern washing machine, a greater coverage is offered, with special field reports by a group of well known writers and photographers. Profusely illustrated with photos, diagrams and charts, the section covers trouble shooting for all makes of washers— with specific information on:
Bendix
Whirlpool-Kenmore
Westinghouse
General Electric
Maytag
Frigidaire
Speed Queen
Norge
ABC-O-Matic
Easy


Finally—The Ways and Means of Appliance Repair—and a complete coverage on Electric Motors used in Home Appliances— provides the harassed home handyman with the kind of money-saving information he needs to keep his push-button paradise in perfect (and economical) running order.

Miscellaneous
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Library
1957 144 154mb $12.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1958 Whirlpool Electric and Gas Range Brochures
Beautiful brochures showing off many of the ranges available on the '58 line of Whirlpool cooking appliances. Models include: Imperial 40" Electric (E-299), Imperial 40" Electric (E-295), Supreme 40" Electric (E-291), Mark XXX 30" Electric (E-378), Imperial 30" Electric (E-376), Deluxe 40" Gas (G-324), Deluxe 24" Gas (G-310).


Ranges/Stoves
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Whirlpool
1958 14 23mb $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 Imperial Mark XII Washer and Dryer Brochures
Great graphics in these brochures for the Top of the Line Imperial Mark XII Washer and both Electric and Gas Dryers.


Automatic Washers & Dryers
Published by:
Whirlpool
1959 6 14mb $4.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Westinghouse D-6 Dryer Service Manual
Here is the complete service manual to all D-6 Westinghouse slant-front dryers. These are the machines with the "How Dry I Am" music box. Service manual includes instructions on servicing the musical signal as well as all other aspects of serving these wonderful dryers.

All information published in the D-5, D-5-A Dryer Service Manual is applicable to the D-6 Dryer with the exception of the electrical system. Therefore, this supplement must be used in conjunction with Dryer Service Manual for the D-5 dryer. Please note we have the D-5 service manual available in the library as well.
Clothes Dryers
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Westinghouse
1953 16 10mb $4.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Hotpoint Automatic Washers and Dryers Brochure
Brochure for the brand new GE made Hotpoint Washers and Dryers. This is the very first of the GE Louisville factory made Hotpoint automatic washers.


Automatic Washers & Dryers
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Hotpoint
1974 6 13mb $4.99
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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
Published by:
Whirlpool
1956 36 51mb $6.12
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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 How to Use and Enjoy Your New Philco Automatic Washer and Automatic Dryer
Here is the owners manual to Philco's very first automatic washer and dryer. This machine is an agitator model before high frequency agitator design came out. This design was produced from 1955 thru 1958. The manual covers both the washers (models W-264, W-266, W-268) and the dryers (models DE-364, DE-366, DN-366 and DL-366).


Automatic Washers & Dryers
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Philco
1956 36 24mb $4.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Beautiful 1960 Whirlpool Laundry Appliances Brochure
Here is a wonderful brochure with stunning illustrations and information on the entire 1960 line of Whirlpool Automatic Washers, Dryers and Combination Washer-Dryers


Automatic Washers & Dryers
Published by:
Whirlpool
1960 8 14mb $4.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1950 Kenmore Homart Dishwasher Service Manual
Here is the complete service and parts manual to Sears' very first automatic dishwasher.


Dishwashers
Published by:
Kenmore
1950 23 23mn $4.99

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