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Beautiful 1972 Tappan Gas Range Brochures


Published by Tappan in 1972-- Here are some fun sales literature brochures from Tappan highlighting their line of gas ranges in the early 1970's. Full images and specifications are included with each. Models include: Z30-3852, Z30-2852, Z30-2332, Z30-1432, Z30-1102, Z32-1552, Z32-1332 and Z32-1002.

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Thumbnail Image of Download 1967 to 1970 General Electric Dishwasher Service Manual
Here is the comprehensive technical and service manual to all General Electric Dishwashers made from 1967 thru 1970.

Sections include Model Information, Service Procedures, Wiring Diagrams, Timer Increment Charts, Service Notes.

Also included is the service manual for 1967 to 1970 Food Waste Disposers.
Dishwashers
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General Electric
1970 195 123mb $14.76
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1974 to 1978 General Electric Dishwasher Service Manual
Here is the comprehensive technical and service manual to all General Electric Dishwashers made from 1974 thru 1978.

Sections include Model Information, Service Procedures, Wiring Diagrams, Timer Increment Charts, Service Notes.
Dishwashers
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General Electric
1978 138 75mb $9.00
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1973 to 1979 Hotpoint Dishwasher Service Manual
Here is the comprehensive technical and service manual to all Hotpoint Dishwashers made from 1973 thru 1979.

Sections include Model Information, Service Procedures, Wiring Diagrams, Timer Increment Charts, Service Notes.
Dishwashers
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Hotpoint
1979 184 82mb $9.84
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1955 Frigidaire Built-in Oven and Fold-Back Surface Unit Tech-Talk Service Manual
Here is the complete service manual to all 1955 and 1956 Frigidaire Wall-Ovens, model RV-90 as well as the counter-top Fold-back surface cooking units model RV-92.


Ranges/Stoves
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Frigidaire
1955 16 14mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1951 General Electric AW-5B4 Automatic Washer Service Manual
Here is the service manual to the very first belt driven GE Automatic Washer, model AW-5B4.

Sections include: Description, Installation, Operation, Parts List, Servicing Instructions on Basket, Timer, Motor, Clutch, Pump, Top, Transmission, Water Level Switch and Water Valve.
Automatic Washers
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General Electric
1951 40 35mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1951 General Electric AW-5B6 Automatic Washer Service Manual
Here is the service manual to the very early belt driven GE Automatic Washers, model AW-5B6.

Sections include: Description, Installation, Operation, Parts List, Servicing Instructions on Basket, Timer, Motor, Clutch, Pump, Top, Transmission, Water Level Switch, Suspension and Water Valve.
Automatic Washers
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General Electric
1951 40 35mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Blackstone Model 190 Automatic Dryer Service Manual
Here is the complete service manual to Blackstone's second generation automatic dryer. Models: 190, 190A and 190B.


Clothes Dryers
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Blackstone
1950 23 20mb $3.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1960 Frigidaire Gas Dryer Service Tech-Talk Service Manual
Here is the comprehensive service manual to Frigidaire's very first gas dryers.

Models include: DSG-60, DDG-60, DCDG-60 and DIG-60.

Sections include:
Air Circulation Diagram, Construction and Features, Diagnosis Chart, Installation, Model Specifications, Service Operations, Tools, Wiring Diagram and Showroom Display.
Clothes Dryers
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Frigidaire
1960 32 26mb $3.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Appliance Manufacturer Magazine - August 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 August 1957 Issue


On The Cover:
The president of the Hotpoint Co. is shown after the tension of the press conference at which he broke the news about the firm’s big expansion plans. Map of greater Chicago area in background was used to indicate location of new appliance center and adjacent developments of the Centex residential and industrial areas.


Featured Articles:
Home Laundries for 1958 Debut
Accent is on washing and drying synthetics.

Blackstone Non-Automatic Washer Converts to Automatic
Kit makes conversion easy to do in minutes.

Cover Story—Hotpoint Reveals Appliance Center Plan
Construction of first plant starts in fall.

An Editorial: An Expression of Confidence
Hotpoint demonstrates its long range faith,

How Gibson Tests Air Conditioner Coils
Testers end need to dehydrate all of units.

NEMA Major Appliance Men Hear About Utility Effort
Elect C. K. Rieger of GE chairman of group.

How Preway Cuts Scrap Losses.
A case of close evaluation, fast reporting.

What's New in Major Appliances and Electric Housewares


Special Section - THE HOUSEWARES SHOW:
More Firms Add New Cooking Appliances
Almost all now have single plug-in control

No Lack of New Products and Ideas at Atlantic City
Can openers grow, iron sprays the clothing

More and More Heaters Bring Heated Battle for Sales
Low price models appear in great abundance

Some New Curves and Angles in Designs
Cleaning appliance styles offer a contrast



Monthly Departments:
Letters to the Editor, The Editor's Random Harvest, AM Highlights the News, Industry Meeting Calendar, Report from Washington, New Product Showcase, News of the Suppliers, People, New Literature, Appliance Manufacturer Notes, Index to Advertising, Jim Dandy Says.


Advertisers in this issue:
A & A Machinery Corp, Aerovox Corporation, Alan Wood Steel Company, American Lava Corporation, Amp, Incorporated, Armco Steel Corporation, Barber Colman Company, Bentley, Harris Mfg. Co, Brookside Corporation, Burndy Corporation, Carr Fastener Company Div. United-Carr Fastener Corp, Chicago & Eastern Illinois Railroad, Clearing Machine Corporation, Cleveland Punch & Shear Works Co., Copeland Refrigeration Corp, Corbin Hose Clamp Division The American Hardware Corp, Essex Wire Corporation Cords Limited Div., Crimpweld Corp., The, Cuyahoga Spring Co., Danly Machine Specialties, Dayton Rubber Company, Dayflex Div., Delco Products Division General Motors Corp., Dialight Corporation, Dow Corning Corporation, Dreis & Krump Manufacturing Company, Driver-Harris Company, Du Pont, Electric Auto-Lite Co., Electric Cord Sets, Inc, Emerson Electric Mfg. Co., Essex Wire Corp., Exalco Manufacturing Co., Fairmont Aluminum Company, Garlock Packing Company, Gaylord Container Corporation, Gear Specialties, Inc., General Bearing Company, General Electric Company, Specialty Control Dept., General Industries Co., Goodrich, B. F. Company, Grayson Controls Division, Robertshaw-Fulton Controls Co, Grigoleit Company, John Hassall, Inc., Hinde & Dauch, Ingersoll-Rand Company, Inland Steel Co., International Paper Company, Kason Hardware Corporation, Lancaster Glass Corp, Ohn Lees Division Of The Serrick Corp., Litemetal Dicast, Inc., Lux Clock Mfg. Co., Inc., George J. Mayer Company, Mcquay-Norris Manufacturing Company, Methode Mfg. Corp., Midland Steel Products Co., Midwest Molding & Mfg. Company, Moraine Products Division, General Motors Corporation, National Lock Company, Packard Electric Division General Motors Corp. , Peters-Dalton, Inc., Pittsburgh Plate Glass Company, Pyramid Mouldings, Inc., Radiator Specialty Co., Ranco Inc., Ransburg Electro Coating Corp., R-B-M "Control" Div., Essex Wire Corp., Reading Tube Corporation, Redmond Company, Inc., Reynolds Metal Co., Rochester Products Division General Motors Corporation, Loyd Scruggs Mfg. Co., Sherwin-Williams Co., Southern Screw Company, Standard Pressed Steel Co., Stevens Manufacturing Co., Still-Man Manufacturing Corporation, Tecumseh Products Co., Telechron Timers And Motors, Therm-O-Disc, Incorporated, Union Bag-Camp Paper Corp., United States Steel Corp., Wean Equipment Corp., Weirton Steel Company, Westinghouse Electric Corp.97, Wheatland Tube Co., Wheeling Steel Corporation, Wire & Cable Div., Essex Wire Corp., Wisconsin Porcelain Company, Yoder Company
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Appliance Manufacturer
1957 110 51mb $12.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Blackstone Model 150 Automatic Washer Service Manual
Here is the complete service manual to Blackstone's second generation automatic washer.


Automatic Washers
Published by:
Blackstone
1950 51 42mb $5.04
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1955 General Electric Range-Cooktop-Oven Service Manual
Here is the comprehensive service manual to all 1955 General Electric Ranges.

M line (1955) models include: J244M, J245M, J246M, J400M, J402M, J403M, J405M, J408M

Sections on servicing include:
Automatic Unit
Backsplashers
Bake Unit
Body
Cooking Tops
Fuse and Appliance Receptacle.
Handles
Nomenclature
Oven
Oven Door
Oven Light Switch
Oven Liner
Oven Switches
Oven Unit and Contacts
Oven Unit Terminal Blocks
Storage Drawers
Surface Units
Surface Unit Switches
Thermostats
Timers and Minute Timers
Wiring Diagrams

If you are looking for the owners manual for these ranges, the 1956 Range owners manual is very similar to the 1955 line and it can be found here: 1956 General Electric Range Owners Manual
Ranges/Stoves
Published by:
General Electric
1955 38 23mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1953 General Electric Range-Cooktop-Oven Service Manual
Here is the service manual to all 1953 General Electric Ranges.

Sections on servicing include:
General Information
A21-K1 (Apartment House Range)
A41-K2 (Apartment House Range)
C10-K1 (The Beacon)
Cll-Kl (The Leader)
C21-K1 (The Stewardess)
C31-K1 (The Airliner)
E10-K1 (The Constellation)
Dll-Kl (The Speedster)
D21-K1 (The Stratoliner)
Ell-Kl (The Liberator)
Fluorescent Lamps and Signal Lamps
Wiring Diagrams
Reference Chart
Ranges/Stoves
Published by:
General Electric
1953 0 17mb $7.99
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The GE Review was an engineering magazine created to report on the advances of technology of the time, including advances in Home Appliances.

Articles in July 1952 issue...


Editorial: The Fourth of July

New Switchgear Laboratory Goes into Operation
Late last month on the flatlands of southwest Philadelphia, GE’s new high-capacity switchgear development laboratory was officially dedicated. With Company spokesmen looking ahead to an annual U.S. power consumption of possibly a trillion kw-hrs by 1965—more than triple the amount now being used—the new laboratory will aid in the development of switch- gear of higher ratings to keep pace with this phenomenal growth. continued…

Engineering the Automatic Washer
The automatic clothes washer is a simple device—to the housewife. She throws in the laundry, sets a control dial, and goes about her telephoning. A short time later she removes the laundry—washed and damp-dried.

Simply stated, the function of a domestic washing machine is to get the laundry clean, rinse out the detergent, and extract most of the water. For a third of the century these operations were performed with a machine in which the laundry was manually lifted from the tub and fed through a water- extraction device. Most of these devices were wringers, powered by the washing- machine motor. A limited number were the centrifugal-extraction type using the same or a separate tub. continued…

Stopping Ships
Even with modern navigating and communication aids there are times when things get out of hand and a collision ol ships appears imminent. The need for meeting this situation—rare though it may he—has an influence on the design of ships’ power plants.

Most large and fast ships are powered bv a steam turbine that drives the propeller through suitable gearing and shafting. The astern power that is used for stopping a ship is provided by a comparatively small separate section of the main turbine. The question immediately arises as to why the astern element can’t be given the same power as the ahead element. Well, it can. The simplest arrangement would he another turbine of the same size geared to drive the propeller backwards. continued…

Ferromagnetography
Contrary to general belief printing did not originate with Gutenberg; to the ancient Chinese belongs the credit. They made engravings—used mainly for printing on silk cloth—by carving figures out of wooden blocks. Later, around 1120 BC. they introduced wooden blocks of movable type.

Modern printing, on the other hand, began in the middle ages—about the year 1423. It was during this period that Johann Gutenberg, a German stonemason, had the idea of printing with movable type. So he set about his skill, cutting alphabets out of small wooden blocks to be used for typesetting. A friend advised him to use metal instead of wood, since it wouldn’t wear out so easily. This he did. As you can imagine, this task required many years and a large expenditure of money. He financed his operations by borrowing money on the type he’d already completed. Then, to prove to his creditors and the many cynics the worth of his efforts, he completely reproduced the Bible in print. continued…

Cool Breezes — Story of the Electric Fan
Fans preceded written history by many centuries. Some of the most ancient known fans were those of the Chinese dating back to 3000 BC. And ceremonial fans were used in 1700 BC by the reigning monarchs of Egypt and Assyria. Some thousand years later the "punkah" —a hand-swung lightweight ceiling-suspended fan—was introduced in India, and even today is still in use there.

From exquisitely made folding tans of the Japanese, followed by 17th century Paris creations of surpassing beauty, we come to the practical palm-leaf type and simpler folding fans of grandmother’s day.

It’s not possible to give the exact age of the electric fan—the youngest member of the ancient family of fans. But the earliest record of a U.S. patent awarded for an electric fan was in 1854. This was a ceiling-suspended assembly of several large fan blades, each hinged along one edge to a horizontal rotating arm driven by a battery-operated motor. Arms on the blades struck projections causing the blades to vibrate and thus agitate the air. continued…

Longer Life for Dry-type Transformers
Improvements in dry-type power transformers and their insulations is a good example of how electrical engineers are continually making progress in lengthening the life span of electric equipment and increasing its endurance to higher temperatures.

For many years insulations known as Class A were about the only ones available to the transformer designer. These insulations consisted of materials such as cotton, silk, or paper—impregnated with organic varnishes to give them additional mechanical and electrical strength. They were used in a medium of mineral oil or air. Such insulations were relatively inexpensive but a maximum allowable temperature limit of 105 C was necessary for reasonable life. continued…

The G10 Germanium Rectifier
In 1886 a German chemist by the name of Alexander Winkler found an unknown metal sulfide and isolated the element which he called germanium. It has a shiny metallic appearance, is extremely hard and brittle, and is recovered as a by-product in the smelting and refining of zinc ores.

Because germanium falls into group four of the periodic table, it has some of the chemical characteristics of the elements on either side of it. Germanium is both an electrical conductor and an electrical insulator, depending on its temperature, and is classed as a semiconductor. continued…

Nylon for Bearings and Gears
Although nylon is generally associated with such decorative items as stockings and sweaters, we have found that its versatility extends well into the fields of bearings, gears, and other workaday applications.
Nylon is tough at low7 temperatures, is resistant to abrasion, has strength in thin sections, is light in weight, has certain self-lubricating qualities, and is resistant to many chemicals. Properties are given in the table on the opposite page. Exact characteristics and specifications can be found in the literature put out by the manufacturers of nylon molding powders.

Bearing Tests - Of interest to design engineers is published data that shows the effect of wear on nylon when used as a bearing material. Results of tests using nylon against nylon, steel, and brass under various loads and speeds, and with various lubricants, are given on page 35. As you may suspect, the lowest rates of wear are found when nylon is run against nylon in a dry condition, as well as when nylon is run against steel lubricated with SAE 10 oil. When nylon is rubbed against brass, the metal flakes off and contaminates the hearing surface. continued…

The Unit Cost of Light
There’s more to figuring the cost of a lighting system than adding up the prices of fixtures, installation, and electricity. A tabulation of over-all annual costs that the customer may expect to pay appeals to the businessman, because it is expressed in his own language. Rut further analytical cost studies of operating and maintenance methods and lamp efficiencies may show you the way to worth-while savings or better lighting for the same expenditure.

To help you along this economic pathway a relatively simple formula has been devised. It is referred to as the "unit cost of light” method. In its most flexible form it deals with the raw light as generated by the lamps in just one fixture. Then, once the unit cost of light in dollars per million lumen hours is known, you can easily apply it to a specific installation if over-all costs are also desired. continued…

Added Kick for Turbojet Engines
Getting an 80-ton airplane into the air in a matter of seconds is no easy job. The problem is one of providing more than normal maximum thrust or "kick” at take-off. In the case of B-45 and B-47 jet bombers, their power plants (J-47 turbojet engines—one is shown on the adjacent page) were equipped with combustion-chamber water-alcohol injection systems for augmenting thrust.

Variations of these systems boost the take-off thrust from 15 to 25 percent or higher. As a result, heavy jet-powered aircraft can take off from minimum- length runways with maximum safety. continued…

Are We Ready for Railroad Electrification in the U. S.? .
Admittedly, widespread electrification in I lie United States is not just around the corner. Rut there is an element in the cost of railroad electrification and in the success of operation through the ensuing years that can not be settled too soon. This all-important factor is standardization. And standardization is so important primarily because it permits repetitive manufacture. Standardization, of course, offers other advantages that may be more familiar, but every day brings new evidence that a custom-designed article built in a job shop cannot compete with a highly engineered item produced under conditions of repetitive manufacture.

It is time for all who may have a hand in railroad electrification in the United States to start sifting out the alternatives and to find agreement on what may be the standard system of electrification in this country. Let us speak briefly about the prospects of electrification and [hen expand the theme of standardization. continued…

A Brightening Outlook - When will we see railroad electrification resumed in the United States? The answer depends largely on costs, with the cost of fuel or energy being a big part of the expense of locomotive operation.

When we compare the cost of diesel fuel with the cost of purchased electric power at the figures current today, we find them roughly equivalent. We are speaking, of course, of gallons of fuel oil or kilowatt-hours of electricity at the locomotive. As long as power costs in these two forms are even approximately equal, it is obvious that the diesel- electric locomotive with its lower investment is the correct answer for new installations. At the same time this approximate equality tells us that extensive electrified systems already installed should continue to be operated. continued…

New Safeguard for Protective Coatings
You can best define a plastics material as a synthetic organic substance. At some stage of production it’s plastic— capable of being shaped; or liquid— capable of being cast. Furthermore, it’s either thermoplastic or thermosetting. If thermoplastic, it softens under heat and can he remolded. If thermosetting, it sets under heat and can’t be remolded.

Phenolic materials are thermosetting plastics. And from practically the outset of the industry they’ve enjoyed an ever- expanding market. They take many and various forms. Probably the most familiar to you are radio cabinets, telephone handsets, buttons, tube bases, mechanical parts, and so on. continued…

Dollar-sign Engineering
The photo sequence beginning on the next page will show you how a value analyst operates—step by step—on a typical project. Here, it’s the timer for the automatic clothes washer. Because space doesn't permit us to show the results of the analysis on every part of the timer, we have selected one part as being typical. (In the actual project more than 30 individual parts of the timer were analyzed for value.)

It should be emphasized that nothing was wrong with the timer when we approached the Value Analysis Unit and requested a survey. The timer operated satisfactorily and costs were in line with similar products. But. as is the case with far-sighted management, they wanted to see if it wasn’t possible to further eliminate any unnecessary costs. continued…

Moisture vs Rubber Insulation
Although rubber compounds are used to waterproof such everyday items as overshoes, raincoats, and garden hoses, rubber compounds in general can’t be considered waterproof when used as an insulation for wire and cable.

What works on raincoats may not work on cables—the basic differences are: length of exposure; effect of moisture on the electrical properties. Cables insulated with rubber compounds must withstand years of continual exposure with a consequent absorption of moisture. And moisture absorption has proved to be a contributing factor in cable failures. continued…
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Published by:
The Review
1952 58 61mb $5.99
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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.,
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House and Home
1956 230 104mb $9.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1961 General Electric Range-Oven Service Manual
Here is the service manual supplement to all 1961 GE Electric Ranges.

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

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

Please note this service manual supplement is meant to be used with the big comprehensive 1960 GE Electric Range Service Manual
Ranges/Stoves
Published by:
General Electric
1961 27 14mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1959 General Electric Built-In Oven and Cooktop Range Service Manual and Parts Catalog
Here is the comprehensive service manual and parts catalog (with part numbers) to all 1959 GE Built-in Ovens and Cooktops.

S line (1959) models include:
J720S, J722S, J724S, J750S, J752S, J754S, J780S, J782S, J784S, J802S, J820S, J822S, J850S, J852S

Sections include service and information on:
CUSTOM COOKTOPS CUSTOM OVENS
PARTS CATALOG SECTION
DELIVERY

DESCRIPTION
Custom cooktops
Custom ovens

DISASSEMBLY AND SERVICE — J802S, J850S, J852S
Body
Conduit plug
Control panel and switch box
Cooktop
Removing cooktop from countertop.
Surface units
Surface unit switches
Switch box cable

DISASSEMBLY AND SERVICE — JS20S AND J822S
Body
Cooktop
Junction box
Removing cooktop from countertop.
Surface indicator light
Surface units
Surface unit switches

DISASSEMBLY AND SERVICE — CUSTOM OVENS
Bake unit
Broil unit
Broil unit terminal blocks
Door trim
Front frame
Front servicing controls
Glass window
Indicator lights
Meat thermometer
Meat thermometer crystal..
Oven door
Oven door seal
Oven liner
Oven light
Oven light switch
Oven switch
Oven thermostats
Oven vent
Testing meat meter
Testing meat probe
Thermostat replacement ..
Timer
Timer crystal
Timer operation
Rotisserie
Rotisserie motor

INSTALLATION
Custom cooktops
Custom ovens
J802S
J820S1 and J822S1
J850S1 and J852S1

NOMENCLATURE
Custom cooktops
Custom ovens

SERIAL NUMBER
Custom cooktops
Custom ovens

WIRING DIAGRAMS
Custom cooktops
Custom ovens
Ranges/Stoves
Published by:
General Electric
1959 67 60mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1960 General Electric Range-Oven Service Manual
Here is the comprehensive service manual to all 1960 Electric Ranges.

T line (1960) models include:
J299T, J300T, J301T, J302T, J303T, J304T, J308T, J310T, J400T, J401T, J402T, J403T, J404T, 1406T, J408T, J416T

Sections include service and information on:
1960 FREE-STANDING RANGE MODELS SUMMARY OF FEATURES
Nomenclature
Serial Number
Model Description
Front Servicing—Deluxe Models
Cooktop
Backsplasher Trim
Backsplasher Glass
Backsplasher Posts
Storage Drawers
Oven
Oven Vents
Oven Doors
Hinge Lever Insert
Glass Window
Oven Door Seal
Oven Liner
Main Power Terminal Block
Ground Strap
Fluorescent Light
Fluorescent Light Sockets
Fluorescent Light Switch
Fluorescent Light Ballast
Indicator Lights
Appliance Receptacle
Oven Light
Oven Light Switch
Surface Units
Surface Unit Switches
Models J308T & J408T
Models J304T & J404T
All Other Models
Automatic Surface Unit
Trouble Shooting Chart
Operation
Replacement Procedure
Responder—J308T, J408T Models
Responder—J304T, J404T Models
Transformer
Sensor
Test Procedure
Sensor
Responder Control
Recalibration
Grill
Bake Unit
Broil Unit
Oven Switches
Oven Thermostats
Oven Tester Reading
To Replace an Oven Thermostat: (J308T, J408T)
To Replace an Oven Thermostat: (All Other Models)
Timer
To Replace Standard Timer (J302-J402)
To Replace the Deluxe Timer (Floating Backsplasher Models)
To Replace the Deluxe Timer (Other than Floating Backsplasher Models)
Meat Thermometer
Testing Meat Meter
Testing Meat Probe
Rotisserie
Rotisserie Motor
WIRING DIAGRAMS
Ranges/Stoves
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1960 54 50mb $7.99
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Here is the comprehensive service manual to all 1959 Electric Ranges.

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

Sections include service and information on:
Automatic Surface Unit
Operation
Recalibration
Replacement
Testing
Trouble Shooting
Backsplasher
Backsplasher Glass
Backsplasher Trim
Bake Unit
Broil Unit
Broil Unit Terminal Block
Cooktop
Fluorescent Light
Fluorescent Light Sockets
Fluorescent Light Switch
Fluorescent Light Ballast
Fluorescent Light Hood
Fuse and Appliance Receptacle
Glass Window
Grill
Ground Strap
Handles
Hinge Lever Insert
Main Power Terminal Block
Meat Thermometer
Meat Thermometer Crystal
Model Description
Nameplate
Nomenclature
Oven —
Oven Door
Oven Door Seal
Oven Liner
Oven Light
Oven Light Switch
Oven Unit Switch
Oven Thermostat
Oven Vents
Rotisserie
Rotisserie Motor
Serial Number
Surface Units
Surface Unit Switches
Storage Drawers
Switch Trim
Timer
Timer Operation
Summary of Features
Wiring Diagrams
Ranges/Stoves
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1959 47 50mb $7.99
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Here is the comprehensive service manual to all 1958 General Electric Electric Ranges.

R line (1958) models include:
J299R Spacemaker, J301R Spacemaker, J303R Spacemaker, J304R Spacemaker, J400R Leader, J403R Stewardess, J404R Airliner, J407R Speedster, J402R Stratoliner, J408R Liberator

Sections Include:
SUMMARY OF FEATURES
WIRING AND SCHEMATIC DIAGRAMS
TROUBLESHOOTING AND SERVICING PROCEDURES FOR:
Automatic Surface Unit
Backsplasher
Backsplasher Glass
Backsplasher Trim
Bake Unit
Body Trim
Broil Unit
Broil Unit Terminal Block
Cooktop
Fluorescent Light
Fluorescent Light Sockets
Fluorescent Light Switch
Fluorescent Light Ballast
Fluorescent Light Hood
Fuse and Appliance Receptacle
Grill
Ground Strap
Handle
Hinge Lever Insert
Main Power Terminal Block
Meat Thermometer
Meat Meter Trim
Model Description
Nameplate
Nomenclature
Oven
Oven Door
Oven Door Seal
Oven Liner
Oven Light
Oven Light Switch
Oven Switch
Oven Thermostat
Oven Vents
Serial Number
Surface Units
Surface Unit Switches
Storage Drawers
Switch Trim
Timer
Timer Operation

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Ranges/Stoves
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1958 56 40mb $7.99
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Here is the service and parts manual to the second design of commercial/coin-operated Frigidaire washer for Laundromats and Coin-Laundry Facilities.

This model is the very first time a Unimatic transmission was placed into a 27" washer.

Sections include, Cycle of Operation Chart, Specifications, Installation, Service Diagnosis, Service Operations, Complete Unimatic Mechanism rebuilding instructions, Tools, etc.
Automatic Washers
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Frigidaire
1961 73 39mb $4.99
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Here is the comprehensive service manual to all 1956 General Electric Cooking Appliances, Electric Ranges, Built-in Ovens and Cooktops.

N line (1956) models include: J243, J244, J245, J367, J400, J403, J405, J402, J408, J501, J502, J551, J552

Sections on servicing include:

CONVENTIONAL RANGES:
Appliance Outlet
Automatic Unit
Backsplasher
Cooktop
Fluorescent Light
Grill
Handles
Meat Thermometer
Nomenclature
Oven Door
Oven Door Hinge Supports
Oven Lamp
Oven Liner
Oven Switch
Oven Thermostat
Oven Units
Oven Vents
Storage Drawers
Summary of Features
Surface Units
Surface Unit Switches...
Switch Trim
Timer
Timer Trim
Wiring Diagrams

BUILT-In OVENS:
Custom Oven
Grounding
Nomenclature
Oven Door
Oven Light
Oven Liner
Oven Units and Contacts
Oven Vents
Summary of Features
Wiring Diagram

COOKTOPS:
Conduit Plug
Conduit Receptacle
Cooktop
Grounding
Method of Mounting
Nomenclature
Summary of Features
Surface Unit Switches..
Trim Frame
Wiring Diagram

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Ranges/Stoves
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1956 51 34mb $7.99
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This is an absolutely fascinating and extremely rare book from Hoover. Its a large/Life magazine size book containing images and descriptions of each department at the company in the middle 1950's.

Departments Highlighted: Production Division, Manufacturing: Die Casting, Plastic Molding, Stamping, Plating, Enameling, Finishing, Assembly, Tool and Die Making, Quality Control, Miscellaneous. Engineering: Facilities, Electrical Lab, Physics Lab, Mechanical Lab, Testing Lab, Chemical Lab, Metallurgical Lab, Plastic and Rubber Lab, Engineering Model Shops, Electronic s Lab.
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1956 32 64mb $6.99
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Electrical Merchandising is a fun magazine to read for any collector or enthusiast of vintage appliances, electronics and other vintage home products. This highly entertaining magazine covered the retail sales and merchandising areas of Major Appliances, Small Appliances, Small Electrics, Radios, Televisions and other electric home products from the mid-20th century. This was the Life and Look Magazine of the appliance world, in the same large size 10x13 format.

Index of the May 1957 Issue


Full Page Vintage Ads:
Apex Automatic Washer, Toastmaster Fry Pan, Hoover Lark Vacuum, Lau Fans, Easy Combination Washer-Dryer, Kitchen Maid Kitchens, Hotpoint Microwave Oven, Hamilton Dryer, Better Homes and Gardens, General Electric Refrigerators, Dormeyer Power Tools, 1957 Chevrolet/Frigidaire trucks, Emerson Fans, Commercial Credit, Duluxe Paint on Westinghouse Refrigerators, Ladies Home Journal, RCA-Victor Television Sets, National Accounting Machines, Tide Laundry Detergent, Voice-O-Music Stereo Systems, Woman's Friend Wringer Washers, Caloric Gas Ranges, Ironrite Mangle Ironers, Magic Chef Gas Ranges, FSP Appliance Parts, Graybar, Chromalux, White Water Heaters and Water Softeners, Hotpoint Kitchens, Youngstown Kitchens Food Waste Disposers, Speed Queen Automatic Washers, Mallory Batteries, Gibson Room Air Conditioners, Dayton Rubber Hoses, Revco Freezers, Ben-Hur Freezers, Coroaire Heaters, Hotpoint Room Air Conditioners, Pittsburg Paint and Glass, General Electric Television, KitchenAid Dishwashers, Sylvania Television Sets, American Furniture Mart, Permaglas Water Heaters, Motorolo Television Sets, RCA-Victor/Readers Digest, Lovell Pressure Wringers for Wringer Washers, Kelvinator Refrigerators.

Double Full Page Vintage Ad Spreads:
Westinghouse Dealers, Philco-Bendix top loading washer, Maytag All-Fabric Automatic Washer, Hamilton Beach Small Appliances, Gas Appliance Manufacturers Association, Eureka Vacuum Cleaners, Hotpoint Built-in Appliances, General Electric Kitchens, Whirlpool Refrigerators, Whirlpool Freezers, Whirlpool Electric Ranges, Whirlpool Air Conditioners, Chicago Tribune, Admiral Refrigerators, Hotpoint Automatic Washers and Dryers, General Electric Vacuum Tubes, Norge Electric and Gas Ranges, General Electric Portable TVs, Frigidaire Sheer Look, Hotpoint Refrigerators.

3+ Page Vintage Ads or Catalogs:
Hotpoint Portable Television Sets, Vornado Automobile and Home Air Conditioners, Whirlpool Combination and Top Loading Automatic Washers, Life Magazine.


Other Ads:
West Bend 50-Cup Percolator, Tuttle & Kift, Beldon Electric Cords, Lamb Electric Motors, Dexter Twin Tub Wringer Washers, Bendix Dehumidifiers, Duratub Laundry Sinks, Fasco Fans, Driver Harris Nichrome, Toastmaster Water Heaters, Yellow Pages, Tung-Sol Vacuum Tubes.

Featured Articles:

  • Trends—Region by Region

  • Portable Sales Should be Plus Sales

  • Economic Currents

  • 92 Washers in Three Days
    Wash-your-own demonstrations on a sidewalk full of washers at Maytag Sales and Service, San Antonio, sold ...

  • Color TV Specialist
    A Norwood, Mass man is a television specialist... specifically, a color TV specialist. That’s where he puts all his merchandising effort. Here’s what he does and how he does it...

  • A Department Store Fights Back
    Despite a smaller department, fewer salesmen and less real selling, The Fair is doing a $1-million a year business against rough Chicago competition because it, like other department stores, has learned how to meet the customers' demand for price

  • $300,000 from Home Demonstrations
    Unless your salesman is eager to give a home demonstration, you're not going to make many sales," says Adair. “I've found that about 60 percent of my home demonstrations bring sales, so the more appliances my salesmen can place in the home, the more sales I'm going to get.

  • A Discount House Merchandises Recorders
    Primarily a TV dealership, the company began merchandising recorders four years ago; sold 100 for $15,000 the first year. Today, Berman's fast growing recorder operation is helping to offset faltering television sales and giving the business a semblance of balance—in radio-TV no mean trick.

  • The Electronic Microwave Oven/Range—A Revolution in Cooking
    What is probably the greatest single advance in the art of cooking that we will see in our lifetime is already here. Here are some answers to dealer questions on how it works and how it will sell. Brand new microwave ovens are highlighted including the : Whirlpool, Westinghouse, Kelvinator, Tappan, General Electric and Hotpoint microwave ovens.

  • A New Approach to Kitchen Planning
    Women who manage their households with the orderly efficiency of good business will want a kitchen that provides for all the different household operations— one centralized plant where they can launder, sew, mend, plan schedules, order, take inventories and keep their records, in addition to the regular three-meals-a- day routine. With a back-to-back plan for kitchen and laundry equipment, carefully figured space planning and double duty counters, it’s all possible in an average kitchen.

  • Brazil's Galloping Appliance Market
    Despite government restrictions nearly every appliance is sold on time—10 percent or less down—and almost nobody ever defaults. Add the fact that the consumer group is increasing 15 percent a year and it's easy to see why South America's biggest country is off to a running boom

  • Major Appliance Service: Repairing Electric Clothes Dryer
    Control features and safety devices are the complicating factors in dryer service and a good job requires both knowledge and concentration

  • Electric Appliance News—New Products

  • News—Trade Report

  • Color TV Program

  • EDITORIAL: Not Price Alone


Introduction of New Products for 1957 Section - (1 to 5 paragraphs about each product):
Hollywood Frozen Food Oven, Quicfreeze Refrigerators, Dormeyer Portable Mixer, Sunbeam Ironmaster, Miro-Matic Frypan, Maytag Refrigerator-Freezers, Gibson Chest Freezers, Westinghouse Refrigerators, Maytag Freezer, Blendal Blenders, Vernois Built-in Cooking Appliances, Philco Air Conditioner, Dominion Table Stove, Caloric Ranges, Quickfreeze Freezers, Sunbeam Electric Blanket, Gilber Griddle, Doryeyer Mix-Maid stand Mixer, Eureka Vacuum Cleaner, Universal Table Stove, Broan Fan, Rex Window Fan, Quacker Wall Furnace, National Food Waste Disposer, York Air Conditioner, Swanson Clocks, Dayton Fans, Broil-King Slicer and Mixer, Quick Light Charcoal Lighter, Royal Chef Grills, Westinghouse TV, Packard Bell Color Television, Andrea Console Television, Packard-Bell Televison, Philco Portable TV, Olympic Television, Zenith Portable Radios, Granco Radio, Packard-Bell Radio, Starbeam Antenna, RCA-Victor Hi-Fi, Packard-Bell Garage Door Opener, Universal Coffeematic, Electrolux Vacuum Turb-o-Utility, Toro Pony,

General Electric Co.'s 1958 clothes dryer, soon to be introduced, will feature an automatic, de-wrinkler.

Strictly Experimental is this combination freezer-electronic range which General Electric demonstrated lost month. Housewife simply makes menu selection by pushing up to six of the 14 selector keys at top of unit. Dishes are then automatically conveyed to electronic oven at proper intervals so that completed meal comes out at one time. The freezer rocks con be loaded with either pre-frozen commercial foods or home-prep a red meals . G-E officials emphasize that unit is nothing more than logic a l development of existing appliances and " does no take the place of a good coo k." Instead, the XP C-1 allows housewife to prepare meals in advance and frees her from work while meal is being cooked.

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1957 182 97mb $12.99
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Great reference guide to Bendix and Philco washers.

Sections include:
Agitator Washers—Major Parts
Air Conditioner Filters
Appliance Polish
Ballpoint Washers—Major Parts
Bearings
Belts
Bendix-Philco Cross Reference
Combination Washer/Dryer—Major Parts
Cords, Range & Dryer
Covers—Air Conditioner
Dexter-Philco Cross Reference
Diaphragms
Dryer—Major Parts
Dryer Cords
Dryer Venting Equipment
Fast Moving Parts
Filters—Air Conditioners
Gaskets
Gears
Hardware—Special
Heaters and Heater Kits
Hose—Inlet
Identification Material
Kits—Repair
Lubricants
Major Parts List
Agitator Washers
Ballpoint Washers
Combination Washer/Dryer
Dryers
Tumble Action Washers
Wringer Washers
Paints & Refinishing Materials
Philco Bendix/Dexter Cross Reference Data
Polish—Appliance
Range Cords
Seals
Service Manuals
Signs
Solenoids
Surface Units—Electric Range
Switches
Timers
Tumble-Action Washers—Major Parts
Valves
Venting Equipment
Wringer Washers—Major Parts
Full Catalog
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1962 52 57mb $6.84
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Consumer Bulletin was a highly respected consumer product information magazine from the 1930's onward. It was the main competitor to Consumer Reports from the 1930's through the 1960's.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Concluding test findings on the new outboard motors



Regular Features Include:
  • The Consumers’ Observation Post

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

  • Brief cumulative index

  • Listings of Current Phonograph Records

  • Ratings of Current Motion Pictures

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1960 40 32mb $4.99

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1960 24 12mb $3.99
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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 April 1957 Home Laundry Issue


On The Cover:
The six combination washer-dryer units being produced and marketed by appliance manufacturers are shown on this month’s cover. These products are the keynote for the discussion of their potential by the manufacturers — Easy, General Electric, Hotpoint, Westinghouse, Philco, Whirlpool. All have their own ideas on how much, how soon. The views are on page 43.


Featured Articles:
An Editorial—The Sky Is the Limit
Laundry appliance potentials have never been greater.

Cover Story: What Lies Ahead for Washer-Dryer Combinations. . .
Six men toss out some ideas on how much and how soon.

Maytag's New Look in Washer Assembly Lines
Flexible power—and—free conveyor simplifies handling of Highlander Washers.

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Imagineering Toward 1965 Is Goal of AHLMA Meeting
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Is the Ironer Market Dead?
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How Hotpoint Designed the Wonderinse Dispenser
Fabric Softening agent is injected during rinse cycle.

Automatic Gas Range Conference Works Two Ways
Program works for exchange of ideas with the editors.

What's New in Major Appliances and Electric Housewares
A round-up of the latest news in products and design. Products covered:
Air-d-lux Room Cooler,
Airtemp Automobile Air Conditioner,
Frigidaire Food Freezer,
Eureka Vacuum Cleaner,
All Metal Lewyt Vacuum Cleaner,
Trion Air Cleaner.


Monthly Departments:
The Editor's Random Harvest, AM Highlights the News, Calendar of Industry Meetings, A Report from Washington, New Products Showcase, Appliance Manufacturer Notes, News of the Suppliers,
A Peek at the Decision-Makers, New Bulletins, Advertising Index, Jim Dandy Says


Full Page Vintage Ads:
Packard Motors, Lamson and Sessions Hardware, Stemco Thermostats, Philco uses Distinctive Finishes, AMP Wire Connectors, Gaylord Appliance Boxes, Guardian Electric, Fairmont Aluminum, Fiberfil, Danly Preses, Dahlstrom Machinery, Delco Electric Motors, Peters-Dahlton Power Spray Washes, Gear Specialties, Glidden Finishes, Torrington Fan Blades, Alan Wood Steel for Electrolux Vacuums, BF Goodrich Rivets, Revere Aluminum, Tinnerman Speed Nuts, Pittsburgh Paints, Waste King uses International Paper, DuPont, Speed Queen uses McQuay-Norris ignition, Wean Equipment, Dot Escutcheon Fasteners, Amerock Hardware, Philco uses Dulux Enamel, Essex Electric Cords, Telechron Timer Motors, Link-Lock Fasteners, Apollo Metal, Copeland Compressors, Garlock Pump Seals, Potter and Brumfield, Allegheny Ludlum, GM Steel tubing by Rochester Products, Parker-Kalon Fasteners, Cleveland Presses, American Lava Die Press, Reading Tube, SPS Hardware, Incoloy Mesh Screens, Dupont Freon, Fasco Appliance Motors, Southern Scew, Taylor-Winfield, Inland Steel, Stuco Appliance Motors, Wallace Tool and Die, Dole Water Valves, Ranco Air Conditioning Controls, Morain Products Div of GM, Packard Wiring, Crucible Steel, Ransburg Porcelain Enamel, Daton Rubber Solves Three Problems in: Automatic Clothes Dryer, Home Workshop Tool, Automatic Clothes Washer, Miro-bright Coating Products, Driver-Harries Electric Heating Elements, Weirton Steel, DuPont Lucite, Glidden Paint on Maytag Washers and Dryers, Clearing Press, Ohio Knife, Lancaster Glass used in Westinghouse Laundromat Washers and Dryers, Sherwin-Williams Industrial Finishes.

Double Full Page Vintage Ad Spreads:
Union Boxes, Reynolds Alumnium Portable TV Cabinets, Doehler-Jarvis Cameras, General Electric non-Synchronous Control.

Other Ads:
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Trade Publications
Published by:
Appliance Manufacturer
1957 140 61mb $12.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download The Dependable Washers and Dryers of Maytag
This large format book is one of the most beautiful sales literature brochures Maytag produced in the 1960s. It clearly tries to make a connection between busy families and doing laundry. The brochure highlights the entire line of Maytag laundry products available in the early and mid 1960s. Images and specifications for all Maytag automatics washers and dryers, wringer washers and combination washer-dryers. This is a must have piece of history for all Maytag fans!


Automatic Washers & Dryers
Published by:
Maytag
1963 16 19mb $3.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Frigidaire Coin-Operated Washer Service and Parts Manual
Here is the service and parts manual to the very first commercial/coin-operated Frigidaire washer for Laundromats and Coin-Laundry Facilities. Sections include, Specifications, Cycle Chart, Service Instructions, Parts Diagrams and Parts List with original part numbers.


Automatic Washers
Published by:
Frigidaire
1959 74 33mb $4.99
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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 $3.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Whirlpool Convertible Washer Brochure
Here is the brochure for an early Whirlpool portable washer model LTB6700.


Automatic Washers
Published by:
Whirlpool
1969 3 5mb $3.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Sunbeam Coffeemaster C30 Operating Instructions and Hang-tag
Rarely do I find the Coffeemaster instructions in good enough shape for scanning, but we recently did so here it is. If you have one of these wonderful coffeemakers, you will be interested to read how Sunbeam recommends you make coffee properly in this pot as well as how to take care of the unit. Not to mention...

One of the biggest thrills you'll get out of your Sunbeam Coffeemaster is the comments of your friends. They'll want to know how you make such delicious coffee every time. When you tell them the secret of your Sunbeam Coffeemaster they, too, will want one.

As silly as that we sounds, we've actually found it to be true. Also included is the rare hang-tag that came with the coffeemaker.
Small Appliances
Published by:
Sunbeam
1951 6 5mb $3.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1957 Spring-Summer Wards Catalog - Radio and Television Sections
Here are the electronic pages from the spring and summer '57 Wards catalog. Includes: Airline Television sets, Hi-Fi sets, table and portable radios, reel to reel tape recorders, ham radios, antennas and more!


Store Catalog Pages
Published by:
Montgomery Ward
1957 9 15mb $3.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Hotpoint Electronic Oven Brochure
Hotpoint introduces its very first Microwave oven for the home. Read all about it in this color brochure!


Microwave Ovens
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Hotpoint
1957 4 9mb $3.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Service manual to the very first Westinghouse Combination Washer-Dryer
The race was furious in the 1950s for many of the major washing machine manufacturers to get a combination washer-dryer to market. Here is the complete service manual for Westinghouse's very first combo model, the WD-1 referred to as the "Wash 'n Dry Laundromat".

Sections include: Specifications and parts, cycle of operation, electrical circuits and wiring diagrams, troubleshooting, Parts replacement, transmission detail and general information.
Combination Washer/Dryers
Published by:
Westinghouse
1955 40 20mb $3.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Laundry Center Tech-Talk Service Manual
Comprehensive service manual for Frigidaire's Skinny-Mini stacked Laundry Center. Complete descriptions of the "Agi-tub" washer and dryer, specificaions, how the machine operates and how to service all components in both the washer and the dryer sections.


Automatic Washers & Dryers
Published by:
Frigidaire
1977 72 42mb $5.04
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1956 General Electric Room Air Conditioner Product Man
1956 General Electric Room Air Conditioner Service Manual.

GE's Product Man Service Manuals were produced monthly to keep service personnel up to date with new products, appliance specifications, appliance service instructions, troubleshooting procedures, older product repair and parts changes, installation instructions, customer complaints and recommendations, testing procedures, tools for repairs, wiring diagrams, timer charts, appliance history and evolution and other important information regarding their appliances.
Automatic Washers & Dryers
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General Electric
1956 41 22mb $3.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1944 Westinghouse Home Laundering Guide
Here is a wonderful 52 page book from Westinghouse on how to do the weekly wash.

The best part about this book is the last eight pages of the book is a complete brochure to their new Westinghouse Laundromat Automatic Washer. This is the earliest sales literature information we have found on the Westinghouse Laundromat and it shows off the pre-war model!

Sections include:
How To Buy Launderable Fabrics
Doing the Weekly Washing and Ironing
Laundering Washable Household Furnishings
Washing and Ironing Delicate Fabrics
Washing Automatically in the Westinghouse Laundromat

No longer will you need to put aside one day each week, to tire yourself out doing a whopping big wash. Come "V Day" ... the hard work of clothes washing will be done for you ... automatically ... in the new Westinghouse Laundromat. The Laundromat is that revolutionary new Westinghouse contribution to better living. It reduces clothes washing to three simple steps-"put 'em in-set the dials-take 'em out" . For the Laundromat is automatic.-it fills itself with water, washes, rinses, spins the clothes amazingly dry and shuts itself off.
Automatic Washers
Published by:
Westinghouse
1944 52 33mb $3.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download NuTone Product Catalog
Here is a beautiful catalog highlighting the entire NuTone Built-In product line for 1962. Products include: Hood-Fans, Ventilation Accessories, Exhaust Fans, Bathroom Heaters, Heater Ventalators, Door Bells and Chimes, built-in Stereo systems, built-in Intercom systems, Intercom Radio, Built-in Barbeques and the famous NuTone Built-in Kitchen Counter Food Center!


Small Appliances
Published by:
NuTone
1961 16 $3.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download KitchenAid 5 Series Top-Loading Dishwasher Parts Catalog
Here is the complete parts list to all 5 series KitchenAid dishwashers. This includes illustrations of all parts and their part numbers necessary for doing a parts search on old, hard to find replacement parts.

Models include:

KDC-5 (Electra) KDA-5 (Vari-Cycle)
KDW-5 (Vari-Cycle)
Dishwashers
Published by:
KitchenAid
1972 20 8mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1965 Hotpoint Silhouette 15 Washer and Dryer Brochures
These brochures highlight the Silhouette series of Hotpoint washer and dryers. Abosolutey beautiful brochures to show off absolutely beautiful machines. Detailed images and specifications.


Automatic Washers & Dryers
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Hotpoint
1965 18 36mb $4.32
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Thumbnail Image of Download KitchenAid 17 Series Front Loading Portable Dishwasher Brochure
Beautiful brochure highlighting all of the front loading portable dishwashers available by KitchenAid during the mid 1970s. Full images and specifications included.


Dishwashers
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KitchenAid
1976 4 5mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Preway Gas Dishwasher Maintenance Manual
Maintenance manual for the very rare Preway Gas Dishwasher model 2530. Shows diagram of machine, full cycle chart, wiring diagram and service procedures.


Dishwashers
Published by:
Preway
1962 26 13mb $3.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Frigidaire Fold-Back Surface Unit Installation Instructions
Here are the Roughing-in Dimensions and installation instructions to Frigidaire's Fold-Back Cooktop units, model RV-92.


Ranges/Stoves
Published by:
Frigidaire
1955 2 2mb $3.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Washdays are Holidays with your new Frigidaire Automatic Washer
Full owners manual and operating instructions that was packed with every 1957 Frigidaire Automatic Washer. Imperial, Deluxe and Super models WI-57, WDU-57, WD-57 and WS-57. This is one of my most favorite manuals that Frigidaire produced, colorful and full of wonderful photographs and hand drawn illustrations.


Automatic Washers
Published by:
Frigidaire
1957 32 16mb $3.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1981 Frigidaire Washer Service Manual
In 1980 General Motors had sold their Frigidaire division to White Consolidated Industries. At that time the Jet-Action GM made washers were discontinued and Frigidaire washers were manufactured using both the Westinghouse Top-Loading design, as well as Franklin design. Eventually Frigidaire washers all became Franklin style washers.

This manual covers the new style Top-loaders. Models include: WCIJ, WIJ, WS-8J, WC-7J, WC-6J, WC-5J, WD-5J and WJ.
Automatic Washers
Published by:
Frigidaire
1981 84 44mb $5.28
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Thumbnail Image of Download Operating Instructions for Lady Kenmore Electronic Sensor Dryer
Operating Instructions and feature explanation, includes operating the Air Freshener.


Clothes Dryers
Published by:
Kenmore
1966 4 2mb $3.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Iron Fireman Furnace Brochure
Here is a whimiscal brochure for the line of Iron Fireman home heating furnaces showing off their Gas, Oil and Coal models.


Home Products
Published by:
Iron Fireman
1950 4 4mb $3.99

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