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Beautiful 1957 General Electric Mobile Maid Portable Dishwasher Brochures


Published by General Electric in 1957-- Here is a wonderful brochure highlighting GE's portable dishwasher from 1957.

Number of Pages: 4
File Size: 5mb
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Thumbnail Image of Download Whirlpool Automatic Washer Operating Instructions
Complete Use & Care Guide and Operating Instructions packed with Whirlpool washer models: LWA7700 and Suds-Miser Model LWA-7705.


Automatic Washers
Published by:
Whirlpool
1970 24 32mb $5.99
Introductory Price of $3.99


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Thumbnail Image of Download 1969 Maytag Top Loading Portable Dishwasher Service Manual
Here is the service manual to Maytag's very first portable dishwasher model WP600.

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

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

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

Parts section shows all parts and part numbers. Having the manufacturers part number for the part you need is essential for doing internet/eBay searches to locate these rare, no longer available parts. In many circumstances they can be found once you know the part number.

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

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

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

Parts section shows all parts and part numbers. Having the manufacturers part number for the part you need is essential for doing internet/eBay searches to locate these rare, no longer available parts. In many circumstances they can be found once you know the part number.



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

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

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


October 1952 Issue
25th Anniversary Issue


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

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

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

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

Great full page ads including:

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

Dishwashers:
American Kitchens Dishwasher
Crosley Dishwasher

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


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

Products Include:

Hamilton Beach Mixer

Hamilton Beach Mixette hand Mixer

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

Cory Vacuum Coffee Maker, Cory Electric Knife Shapener

Toastmaster Super Deluxe Toaster and Toaster 1B14

Fryrette Deep Fryer

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

Durabilt Traveling Irons

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Products and brands include...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

SEWING MACHINES
Domestic, Free-Westinghouse.

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

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

SHAVERS
Remington, Rolls, Schick, Norelco.

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

TYPEWRITERS
Underwood, Smith-Corona, Remington.

DOOR BELLS/ CHIME
Nutone, Rittenhouse, Edwards .

CHRISTMAS LIGHTS
Noma.

LUGGAGE

TOYS
Gilbert

CLOCKS
General Electric, Telechron, Jefferson.

STERLING SILVER
International Sterling, Reed & Barton, Gorham.

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

ELECTRIC TRAINS
Lionel, American Flyer.

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

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

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

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

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

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



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

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

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

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

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

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



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

Ranges/Stoves
Published by:
Frigidaire
1966 120 64mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1963 Frigidaire Electric Range Tech-Talk Service and Parts Manual
Very comprehensive service manual for all 1963 Frigidaire Electric Ranges. Models include:

RAE-4, RS-305-63, RS-30-63, RS-35-63, RD-38-63, RD-39-63, RCI-39-63, RS-10-63, RSD-15-63, RD-20-63, RDD-20-63, RCD-71-63, RI-55-63, RCI-75-63.

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 144 101mb $9.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1961-1963 Frigidaire Flair Wall Oven Tech-Talk Service and Parts Manual
Very comprehensive service and parts manual for all 1961-1963 Frigidaire Flair Wall Ovens. Models include:

Frigidaire Flair Wall Ovens: RBGB-330, RBGB-335, RBGF-345
Standard Wall Ovens: RBE-1 and RBF

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 144 114mb $9.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1964 Frigidaire Electric Range Tech-Talk Service
Very comprehensive service manual for all 1964 Frigidaire Electric Ranges. Models include:

RS-30S-64, RS-30-64, RD-35-64, RD-G38-64, RD-39-64, RCD-G39-64, RCI-G39-64, RS-10-64, RSD-15-64, RD-20-64, RDD-20-64, RCD-G55-64, RCD-71-64, RCI-G75-64

Service manual includes wiring diagrams.
Ranges/Stoves
Published by:
Frigidaire
1964 100 79mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1961 Constructa Automatic Washer Brochure
Here is a German language brochure from Constructa showing off their 1961 line of front-loading automatic washers. Models include:

K3, K3FS, K4, K4FS, K5, K6, T5
Automatic Washers
Published by:
Constructa
1961 24 45mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1961 Frigidaire Electric Range Tech-Talk Service and Parts Manual
Very comprehensive service and full parts manual for all 1961 Frigidaire Electric Ranges. Models include:

RAW-3, 4; RS-30-61, RD-38-61, RD-39-61, RCI-39-61, RS-10-61 , RD-20-61, RDD-15-61, RDD-20-61, RDC-71-61, RI-55-61, RCI-75-61.

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
1961 117 71mb $9.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Frigidaire Flair Range Replacement Parts Diagrams and Catalog
Full parts catalog for all GM Frigidaire Freestanding Flair Electric Ranges from 1960 though 1968. Catalog shows part diagrams and related 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 Flair Range.

Sections include:
Section 1 ••• 1960 & 1961 Models
Models: RCDB-630, RCDB-640, RCIB-635, RCIB-645 RCDB-630-1, RCDB-640-1

Section 2 ••• 1962 & 1963 Models
Models: RCDB-630-2, RCOB-640-2, RCIB-635-2, RCIB-645-2, RDF-630

Section 3 ••• 1964 Models
Models: RDH-630, RCDH-630, RCIH-635, RCDH-640, RCIH-645

Section 4 ••• 1965 Models
Models: RCD-630J, RCI-635J, RCI-645J

Section 5 ••• 1966 & 1967 Models
Models: RCD-630K, RCI-635K, RCI-645K

Section 6 ••• 1968 Models
Models: RCD-630N, RCD-630VN, RCI-635N, RCI-635VN, RCI-645N, RCI-645VN

Looking for Flair Range Repair Manuals?:
1960 Frigidaire Flair Range Tech-Talk Service Manual
1964 Frigidaire Flair Range Tech-Talk Service Manual

Looking for a Use and Care Guide for Frigidaire Flair Ranges? Please see this manual: Frigidaire Flair Owners Manual
Ranges/Stoves
Published by:
Frigidaire
1968 253 51mb $11.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1956 Frigidaire Electric Range Tech-Talk Service and Parts Manual
Comprehensive service and full parts manual for all 1956 Frigidaire Electric Ranges. Models include:



RA-3-56, RA-4-56, RD-30-56, RD-38-56, RDG-38-56, RD-12-56, RD-20-56, RD-25-56, RI-39-56, RI-45-56, RIG-45-56.

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
1956 94 70mb $9.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1957 Frigidaire Electric Range Tech-Talk Service and Parts Manual
Very comprehensive service and full parts manual for all 1957 Frigidaire Electric Ranges. Models include:



RAW-3, RAW-4, RS-30-57, RS-38-57, RD-39-57, RDG-39-57, RI-39-57, RS-10-57, RS-15-57, RI-60-57, RI-70-57, RIG-70-57, RDS-25-57, RD-47-57, RDG-45-57.

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
1957 128 97mb $9.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Frigidaire Variable Speed Jet-Action Automatic Washer Service Manual
Here is the service manual to Frigidaire washer model WXL. It contained a variable speed clutch to control the up-and-down agitation and spin speeds. The manual describes the operation of the variable clutch and roller-matic transmission in detail.


Automatic Washers
Published by:
Frigidaire
1967 38 40mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1980 Speed Queen Washers and Dryers Brochure
Here are the sales literature brochures for the very first Speed Queen perforated tub automatic washers and matching dryers.


Automatic Washers & Dryers
Published by:
Speed Queen
1980 8 22mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1973 Kenmore Washer Owners Manual - 700 Series
Here is the complete owners manual/operating instructions to the 700 series Kenmore automatic washer from approximately 1973.


Automatic Washers
Published by:
Kenmore
1973 36 27mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1958 Frigidaire Ultra-Clean Washers and Fabric-Master Dryers Brochure
Beautiful brochure showing off the Custom Imperial, Imperial and Deluxe models of 1958 Frigidaire Unimatic and Pulsamatic automatic washers, along with their matching Fabric Master Dryers.


Automatic Washers
Published by:
Frigidaire
1958 12 14mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Appliance Manufacturer Magazine - January 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.

Index of the January 1957 Issue


A Progress Report On Whirlpool
Unity of Purpose: An Introduction by Board Chairman Walter G Seeger
An Interview on Policy with President Elisha Gray II
Decentralization of the Manufacturing Operations
An Interview on Finances with Vice President of Finance Mason Smith
The 1957 Models of the Whirlpool Full Major Appliance Line
An Interview with Vice President of RCA Whirlpool Sales John Hurley
How the Whirlpool Organization Plan Works
Specialized Machines Make the Combination Washer-Dryer Perforated Wash Tub
Flexible Electrostatic System Applies Porcelain Enamel
Employee Relations In Action at the Marion Division
What Whirlpool Did to the Harvester Plant
Product Development Committees Coordinate Department Efforts
Design of the Month: RCA Whirlpool Imperial Refrigerator-Freezer
Appliance Service Is Put In A New Perspective

Trade Publications
Published by:
Appliance Manufacturer
1957 132 63mb $12.99

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Thumbnail Image of Download 1974 Frigidaire Range Brochure
Here is the complete brochure to all Frigidaire Ranges, Cooktops and Ovens from the mid 1970's. Contains images, details and full specifications for each model.

30" Ranges: RS3-30W, RDG3-35W, RDG3-38W, RSE3-36W, RCDE3-38W, RCDE3-37CW, RCIE3-39CDW

Twin 30" Ranges: RCD3-637W, RCDG3-637VW, RCDE3-637VW, RCIE3-639CVW

40" Ranges: RDG3-20W, RDE3-20W, RCDE3-71W, RCIE3-75W

Built-In Ovens: RBG3-94U, RBG3-97U, RBE3-94U, RBE3-97U, RBE-94D

Cooktops: RB3-124U, RB3-130U, RB3-131U, RB3-133U, RB-139CD

Compact 30 Ranges: RB3-530, RBG3-533W, RBG3-535W, RBE3-533W, RBE-539C

Microwave: RCM3-37S


Ranges/Stoves
Published by:
Frigidaire
1974 26 55mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Operating Instructions for your Norge Automatic Washer
Operating instruction card for Norge Automatic washers models 231-371-0 and 231-671-0.


Automatic Washers
Published by:
Norge
1961 6 3mb $3.99
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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 1958 Whirlpool Dryer Owners Manual
Here is the complete owners manual and use /care guide to all 1958 Whirlpool clothes dryers.


Clothes Dryers
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Whirlpool
1958 24 28mb $3.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1980 Magic Chef Home Appliances Catalog
Here is a catalog from Magic Chef showing off their entire 1980 line of home appliances. Products include:

Gas and Electric Ranges,
Drop in Ranges,
Wall Ovens,
Cooktops,
Microwave Wall Ovens,
Refrigerators,
Freezers,
Washers and Dryers,
Dishwashers,
Disposers,
Compactors,
Range Hoods,
Air Conditioners.
Full Catalog
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Magic Chef
1980 32 39mb $4.68
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Thumbnail Image of Download Consumer Bulletin - February 1958
Consumer Bulletin magazine was a product rating company that was started in 1928. This issue contains full descriptions/story, ratings and charts for 1958 Automatic Dishwashers. Brands rated include: American Kitchens, Frigidaire, General Electric, Hotpoint, James, Kelvinator, KitchenAid, RCA Whirlpool, Westinghouse and Youngstown.

The brands are segregated between Recommended and Intermediate. Before you read the article see if you can guess which brands will be put in which category. To my surprise I got it completely wrong!

Other ratings include:
Those unreadable labels on food packages
Motor scooters from Europe
The 1958 Rambler- Discussion and rating
How to choose a pair of binoculars
Hazardous new electric teapots
A word of caution for car owners
Adhesives for household use
Electronic organs for the home, with ratings of spinet models
Safeguarding electrical equipment by grounding
New 35 mm. cameras and slide projectors
Moisture in fuel oil tanks
Electric lamp bulbs
The heating system of your school and its controls
Miscellaneous
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Consumer Bulletin
1958 40 38mb $4.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1957 Dexter Washing Machine Brochure
This adorable brochure from Dexter helps prospective buyers decided whether to buy a Automatic Washer, Wringer Washer or Double-Tub Wringer washer. Gives situations when each would be a best machine to have. The rare Dexter automatic washer is seen as well.

All Dexter laundry products at this time were produced by Philco.
Automatic Washers
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Dexter
1957 16 7mb $3.99
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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 1980 General Electric Cooking Appliances Brochure
Here is a sales brochure highlighting the entire line of GE Electric Range and Major Cooking Appliances. Images and Full detailed specifications included for each model.

Appliances highlighted:

30" Ranges with P-7 Self-Cleaning Ovens
30" Ranges with Convention or Continuous Cleaning Ovens.
21" Compact Ranges
40" Full-Width Ranges
30" Americana Hi/Lo Ranges
30" Drop/Slide In Ranges
27" Mark 27 Drop in Ranges
Built-in Ovens
Built-In Cooktops
Range Hoods
Countertop Microwave Ovens
Microwave/Range Cooking Center Combinations

Ranges/Stoves
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General Electric
1980 20 21mb $3.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download All Dryers Are Not Created Equal
Just like the automatic washer comparison guide available here as well, here is Maytag's just as interesting comparison of Maytag dryers to Frigidaire, Whirlpool/Kenmore and General Electric dryers.


Clothes Dryers
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Maytag
1977 16 16mb $3.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Maytag Highlander Washer Owners Manual
Here is the complete owners manual and operating instructions to Maytag's very first Helical-Drive Highlander Washer, models 123 and 123S.


Automatic Washers
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Maytag
1958 26 15mb $3.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download How to Tell N' Sell the ABC-O-Matic For More Effective Demonstrations
Guide given to salesmen around 1950 to help them understand the features of the ABC-O-Matic washer and what to tell prospective customers during a demonstration of the machine's full cycle.


Automatic Washers
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ABC-O-Matic
1950 12 5mb $3.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Maytag Gyrafoam Aluminum Washer Brochure
This is one of the earliest pieces of washer sales literature history I have seen. It is a brochure produced in the mid 1920s selling the Maytag "Gray Ghost" washer. This fascinanting brochure was made only two years after Maytag introduced the first agitator in 1922. Its in color no less and printed on thick 8.5 x 11 inch paper, which must have been very expensive to produce in those days. A must for any early washing machine enthusiast.


Wringer Washers
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Maytag
1924 16 14mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Hoover Celebrity Canisters
Here is the brochure for the very first models of all Hoover Celebrity Canisters. Models highlighted:

Celebrity Custom S3001
Celebrity Deluxe S3003
Celebrity Air-Ride S3005
Vacuum Cleaners
Published by:
Hoover
1974 6 4mb $3.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Suggestions for Wartime Care of your Bendix Home Laundy
Sent to registered owners of the Bendix Home Laundry automatic washer during World War II, this book reminds owners how to be particularly careful in using your Bendix washer to keep it running during wartime when parts became nearly impossible to produce.


Automatic Washers
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Bendix
1943 12 5mb $3.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Operating Instructions for your Kenmore Central Vacuum Cleaning System
Full owners manual and operating instructions to what I've been told is the world's first water based central vacuum.

Dear Homemaker: You have invested in one of the Nation's finest lines of home appliances with your KENMORE CENTRAL VACUUM CLEANING SYSTEM .. . . consumer tested as the very best buy . Your CENTRAL CLEANING SYSTEM is ideal for every type of cleaning . .. carpets, floors, blinds, upholstery . There are tools provided to make each cleaning job easier and more thorough . You will work more efficiently without a heavy machine to carry or drag about . Your cleaning will be more complete than with conventional methods, and without recirculation of fine dust . The exhaust is vented outside your house. Because the power unit is located away from the living area, you clean without noise ; without disturbing anyone in sick rooms, the nursery or watching TV programs.

The Vac-Mop serves a dual function-washing and drying the floor. The sponge side is used for washing floors, windows , or other hard surfaced areas. After washing with the sponge, press it against the floor to remove excess water. Use the blade side to vacuum up water or spills.

Vacuum Cleaners
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Kenmore
1967 12 9mb $3.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Service Manual to the Very First Automatic Washer
Bendix introduced the very first automatic washer to the world in 1937. Here is the service manual they produced for servicers to learn about the machine. Sections include installation, operation, service and part information.

Please note there are two breaks in the page numbering, 25 to 29 and 31 to 34. we are not sure if this was meant as chapter changes/break points or there are pages missing from the original manual as the manual seems complete.
Automatic Washers
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Bendix
1937 47 24mb $3.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1973 Westinghouse Dishwasher Service Manual
Complete service manual to early 1970's Westinghouse made dishwashers.

Sections include: Feature Chart, Specifications, Installation, Parts Identification, Cycle of Operation, Trouble Diagnosis and Parts Replacements/Adjustments.
Dishwashers
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Westinghouse
1973 52 31mb $3.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download The Use and Care of your Hotpoint Automatic Washer
Here is a fascinating owners manual, it was packed with the very first Hotpoint Automatic washer which was essentially was produced by Beam and is nearly identical the original '47 AMC Coronado washer.


Automatic Washers
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Hotpoint
1948 28 16mb $3.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download GE Washer Service Manual for R (1958) Models
Very comprehensive service manual for the 1958 line of General Electric automatic washers. Sections include Model specifications and descriptions, installation, mechanical components, electrical components, wiring diagrams, timer cycle charts and control service, disassembly and servicing, transmission servicing, complaint remedy chart and more.


Automatic Washers
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General Electric
1958 86 51mb $6.12
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Thumbnail Image of Download Brochures for Norge Washers
Brochures highlighting some models from the '68 line of Norge automatic washers.


Automatic Washers
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Norge
1968 6 7mb $3.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Brochures for Whirlpool Commercial Washers and Dryers
Beautiful brochures for the 1976 Line of Whirlpool coin operated washers and dryers.


Automatic Washers & Dryers
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Whirlpool
1976 8 25mb $3.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Wonderful 1958 Maytag Automatic Washer Brochures
Beautiful brochures highlighting Maytag's '58 line of automatic washing machines. Full images and specifications for each model. Models include: 142S, 142, 132S, 132, 124S and 124.


Automatic Washers
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Maytag
1958 10 15mb $3.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1975 RCA Washers and Dryers Brochure
Here is the complete brochure highlighting all of the Westinghouse made RCA branded automatic washers and dryers from the mid 1970's.


Automatic Washers & Dryers
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RCA
1975 8 13mb $3.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1958 Frigidaire Ultra-Clean Washers and Fabric-Master Dryers Brochure
Beautiful brochure showing off the Custom Imperial, Imperial and Deluxe models of 1958 Frigidaire Unimatic and Pulsamatic automatic washers, along with their matching Fabric Master Dryers.


Automatic Washers
Published by:
Frigidaire
1958 12 14mb $5.99

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