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Maytag Washpower Automatic Operating Instructions for model A906


Published by Maytag in 1966-- 8.5" x 11" operating instruction card that came with newly designed Center-Dial Maytag Washers.

Number of Pages: 2
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Thumbnail Image of Download Appliance Manufacturer Magazine - July 1957
Appliance Manufacturer is a fun magazine to read for any collector or enthusiast of vintage appliances, electronics and other vintage home products. This highly entertaining magazine covered the design and manufacturing areas of Major Appliances, Small Appliances, Small Electrics, Radios, Televisions and other electric home products from the mid-20th century.

Of particular interest:

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

Maytag introduces their Halo-of-Heat dryer.

GE Kitchen Center wins awards for GE designers and engineers.

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

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

Models include: W266, W264, W262, W268.

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

Models include: WFG-D.

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

Models include: SU80P and SU60P.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Models include: LCT-2 and LCT8-2.
Automatic Washers & Dryers
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Frigidaire
1970 99 75mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1962 Whirlpool Automatic Washer Owners Manual
Full Owners Manual and Use/Care guide to 1962 Whirlpool Automatic Washers


Automatic Washers
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Whirlpool
1962 20 19mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1950 Westinghouse Laundromat Automatic Washer Owners Manual
Complete owners manual and operating instructions to Westinghouse Laundromat washers models L-5 and RL-1.


Automatic Washers
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Westinghouse
1950 44 28mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1960 Frigidaire Washer and Dryer Fold-Out Brochure
Here is a sales literature brochure from Frigidaire in a fold-out format for their entire line of Washers and Dryers in 1960. Brochure is scanned at super high resolution of 600dpi. All models from 1960 are included.


Automatic Washers & Dryers
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Frigidaire
1960 2 38mb $4.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1963 Frigidaire Refrigerator-Freezer Tech-Talk Service Manual
Here is the comprehensive service manual to all 1963 Frigidaire Refrigerators. Models include:

S-10-63, D-10-63, DA-12-63, D-12-63, D-14-63, FD-11-63, FDS-13T-1, FD-13T-63, FI-13T-63, FPDS-14T-1, FPD-14T-63, FPD-14B-63, FPI-14T-63, FPI-14B-63, FPI-16B-63.
Refrigerators/Freezers
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Frigidaire
1963 124 81mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1965 General Electric Dishwasher Use and Care Guide
Complete owners manual from approximately 1965 to GE Dishwasher model SD400.


Dishwashers
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General Electric
1965 12 7mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1973 General Electric Dishwasher Use and Care Guide
Complete owners manual from approximately 1973 to GE Dishwasher model SD300-SD370 and portable dishwasher model SC670.


Dishwashers
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General Electric
1973 16 12mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1959 Easy Automatic Washer Service Manual
Here is the service manual introducing the very first Velva-Power Easy Washers. The 1959 Easy Automatic Washer series Golden Regent and Riviera. Models ADK and ABK.

Sections include full specifications, Installation, Operating Instructions, Cycle of Operation Charts, Tools, Dismantling, Reassembly, Replacement of Parts, Adjustment, Troubleshooting Charts and Wiring Diagrams/Schematics.

The 1959 Automatic Washers Models ADK and ABK are equipped with a completely new, revolutionized, sealed transmission. This new "Velva Powered" transmission (equipped with a direct drive motor) has been thoroughly field tested commercially and in homes. It requires no belts, pulleys, solenoids, or other devices, such as "cut off" switches.

The limited out-put torque clutch in the transmission accomplishes two definite purposes. It permits gradual acceleration of the wash tub without overloading the motor and controls the spin speed, preventing the tub from reaching high r.p.m. when subjected to extremely unbalanced loads, eliminating the need for any cut-off device. An internal brake applied automatically at the end of the cycle allows the spin tub to come to a smooth gliding stop.

Automatic shifting from agitation to spin is accomplished by means of a two-speed, heavy duty, reversible, :Y3 H.P., 115 V., 60 cycle motor. An overload protector built into the motor prevents motor "burn-out."

A completely new type of discharge pump directly driven by the motor further eliminates pulleys and belts.

Automatic Washers
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Easy
1959 48 38mb $4.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1962 Blackstone Automatic Washer Service and Parts Manual
Comprehensive service manual to 1962 Blackstone automatic washers models WAD-62-82 and WAD-62-92.

Sections include: Descriptions, Specifications, Timer Cycle Diagrams, Inspection, Uncrating, Installation, Service of Cabinet, Tub and Tank Assemblies, Service of Electrical Systems, Service of Mechanical Systems, Troubleshooting and full parts manual.
Automatic Washers
Published by:
Blackstone
1962 60 30mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1975 Frigidaire 1-18 Washer Tech-Talk Service Manual
Here is the complete and comprehensive service manual to all full size Frigidaire automatic washers.

Models include: WCDA, Wl, WCD, W2, WIA, W4, W22, WCI

Sections include: Full specifications, timer cycle charts, Construction, Operation, Testing, Installation, Service Diagnosis/Troubleshooting Charts, Washer Analyzer, Service Procedures, Mechanism Service, Wiring Diagrams, Cycle Sequence/Timer cam charts and Schematics, Home-Ec Talk.
Automatic Washers
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Frigidaire
1975 96 77mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1975 Frigidaire 1-18 Dryer Tech-Talk Service Manual
Here is the complete and comprehensive service manual to all full size Frigidaire automatic dryers from the mid 1970s.

Models include both gas and electric: DA, DCD, DIA, DCI, D1, DAG, DCDG, DIAG, DCIG, DG1

Sections include: Full specifications, Resistance Values, Operating Temperatures, Introduction, Features, Safety Features, Construction, Operation, Installation, Service Diagnosis Charts, Complete Serving, Wiring Diagrams and Schematics, Home-Ec Talk.
Clothes Dryers
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Frigidaire
1975 79 62mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Owners Manual to the Very First Frigidaire Range
Dated October 1937 here is a rare find, it's the Owners Manual Book to Frigidaire's very first electric range introduced for the 1938 model year.


Ranges/Stoves
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Frigidaire
1938 68 36mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download How To Troubleshoot a TV Receiver
This is a wonderful 155+ page primer book in learning how to fix and restore vintage tube black/white Television sets from the 1940's thru the early 1960's. It was the very first book I read when I began working on restoring vintage television sets myself.

Chapters include...
1 Getting the Most Out of TV Service Data
2 TV Receiver Sections
3 Tools, Equipment, and Accessories
4 Preliminary Observations and Checks - The Troubleshooting Approach
5 Use of Test Patterns and Cross-Hatch Patterns in Troubleshooting
6 Controls and Their Adjustment
7 Tubes and Tube Checking
8 The Dead Receiver
9 Interpreting Raster or Picture Distortion
10 Sound Troubles
11 Physical Aspects of TV Troubleshooting
12 Index
Television
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Library
1958 159 72mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download TV Guide - September 4, 1953
A complete early issue of TV Guide from 1953. New York City edition. A fascinating look at early television.

Copyright information: This issue had fallen into the public domain as of September 1981. Original copyright registration number B432661 was not renewed by publisher and lack of renewal was verified with copyright office.
Television
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TV Guide
1953 72 78mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Electrical Merchandising Magazine - July 1953
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.

This issue is dedicated to early automatic dishwashers. Complete history is shown including the how the GE and Hotpoint Dishwasher evolved from the Walker dishwasher company. The Westinghouse from the Conover Dishwasher and early images of Hobart's KitchenAid dishwashers. Then a thorough explanation, images and feature charts of all available home dishwashers in 1953. A another story on early Dishwasher Detergents also makes for a fascinating read.

Trade Publications
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Electrical Merchandising
1953 226 121mb $12.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1959 General Electric Range Use and Care Guide
Here is the complete use and care guide/owner's manual to all 1959 Electric Free-standing Ranges.

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

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

1959 GE Electric Range Service Manual
Ranges/Stoves
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General Electric
1959 47 28mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1963 Kelvinator Appliances Catalog
Here is a builder catalog showing nearly all of the 1963 line of Kelvinator Home Appliances. Products include: Refrigerator-Freezers, Portable Refrigerator, Ranges, Built-In Ovens, Cooktops, Slide-in Ranges, Automatic Washers and Dryers, Dishwasher, Kelvinator Compact Kitchens, Room Air-Conditioners, Food Waste Disposer and Electric Water Heaters.


Full Catalog
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Kelvinator
1963 8 14mb $4.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1963 Hotpoint Appliances Catalog
Complete catalog of all 1963 Hotpoint major home appliances.

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

Full Catalog
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Hotpoint
1963 24 52mb $7.99

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Thumbnail Image of Download How to enjoy carefree washing with your new Frigidaire Automatic Washer
Full owners manual and operating instructions for the WO-65 Unimatic washer. This model is the very first Frigidaire washer with a rear control, produced from 1950 - 1951. It has two rinses as opposed to an overflow rinse.


Automatic Washers
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Frigidaire
1950 52 23mb $4.99
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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
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General Electric
1953 0 17mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Moncrief Furnace Brochure
Here is the full line of Moncrief home heating units from the early 1950's.

Models highlighted:
Gas Fired Forced-Air, Gas Fired Gravity, Oil Fired, Oil Burner and Vaporizing Oil Fired units.
Home Products
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Moncrief
1950 8 13mb $4.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download KitchenAid Model 3C Mixer Owners Manual
Full owners manual, operating instructions and a ton of recipes for the Model 3C planetary kitchen mixer. Full instructions and recipes for using the following attachment as well:

Can Opener,
Food Chopper/Meat Grinder
Fruit Juicer,
Ice Cream Freezer,
Knife Sharpener,
Oil Dropper,
Pea Sheller,
Silver Buffer,
Slicer and Shredder.
Small Appliances
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KitchenAid
1954 40 26mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download How to Use and Enjoy Your New 1964 Kenmore Automatic Dryer
Here is the complete owners manual and operating instructions packed with every '64 Lady Kenmore Clothes Dryer. Series covered include the Lady Kenmore, 70, 800, 31880, 70, 500 and the 400.


Automatic Washers
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Kenmore
1964 36 24mb $4.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1973 Waste King-Universal Dishwasher Service Manual
Here is the complete comprehensive service manual to Waste King Dishwashers from the early and mid 1970's. Sections include Troubleshooting Guide, Repairs, Testing, Timer charts and wiring diagrams, etc.

Models include: 410, 510, 610, 710, 750, 810, 910, 950, 511, 575, 711, 777, 878, 811, 911 and 979.
Dishwashers
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Waste King
1973 62 37mb $4.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Now You Do Better Washings at a Simple Turn of a Dial with ABC-O-Matic
Full owners manual and operating instructions to ABC's very first automatic washer, model 50.


Automatic Washers
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ABC-O-Matic
1950 16 9mb $4.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1972 JCPenny Compact Washer Service and Parts Manuals
Here is the service manual to all JCPenny Compact Washers made in Japan in the early 1970's.


Twin Tub Washers
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JCPenny
1972 33 14mb $4.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1960 Cosco Product Catalog
Here is a full color catalog highlighting all of the Cosco line. We still see many of these vintage products today at estate sales and antique stores in wonderful shape which shows the high quality of Cosco products. Catalog includes: baby cribs, bar stools and step stools, tables and carts, card tables and chairs, hi-chairs, strollers, etc.


Miscellaneous
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Cosco
1960 14 19mb $4.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Lets Get Acquainted with your new 1954 Hotpoint Range Ensemble
Here is the complete use and care instructions to the 1954 Hotpoint Customline Cook-top and Built-In Oven.

KNOW YOUR RANGE . It is wonderfully convenient and easy to use. With your favorite recipes or those in your Hotpoint Recipe Book, follow the simple instructions on this chart and you'll be delighted with the results. But first, familiarize yourself with the features of your range.
Ranges/Stoves
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Hotpoint
1954 4 5mb $7.99
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Operating Instructions for Maytag Washer A107.


Automatic Washers
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Maytag
1976 8 4mb $4.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download KitchenAid KD-14 Series Dishwasher Service Manual
Comprehensive service manual for all 14 Series KitchenAid dishwashers. Models include KDS-14, KDI-14, KDC-14, KDS-14P, KDI-14P, KDC-14P. Sections include General Information, Cycle Description, Servicing Instructions, Service Tips, Schematic Wiring, Timer Sequence Charts.


Dishwashers
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KitchenAid
1960 85 52mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1963 Westinghouse Laundromat Service Manual Supplement
Here is a complete service manual supplement for all Westinghouse Laundromat Washers from 1963. Sections include full illustrations of each machine, cycle sequence charts for each model as well as wiring diagrams.


Automatic Washers
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Westinghouse
1963 16 5mb $4.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1959 Frigidaire Dryer Service Tech-Talk
Full and comprehensive service manual to all 1959 Frigidaire dryers, both Filtrator and Air-Flow. Goes into how the filtrator system works, plus full specifications and repair information for all models.

Models include: DCI-59, DI-59, DCD-59, DD-59
Clothes Dryers
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Frigidaire
1959 32 22mb $4.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1964 Frigidaire Electric Ranges
Brochure with beautiful illustrations of the complete 1964 line of Electric Ranges from Frigidaire. "new, dramatic built- in look ••• selections and features for every cook!"

Sections include:
Frigidaire Flair - Looks Built in, but is it?
Frigidaire Has a Dramatic New Flair for Every Kitchen
The New Twin-30 Flair
Exclusive Frigidaire Pull 'n Clean Oven
A selection of Seven Frigidaire 40"
A selection of Seven Frigidaire 30"
True Built-Ins!

Ranges/Stoves
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Frigidaire
1964 16 33mb $4.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Norge Coin-Operated Washers and Dryers
Brochures for Norge commercial laundry equipment. Washers include both "double load" and "single load" models.


Automatic Washers & Dryers
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Norge
1975 8 11mb $4.99
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Brochures highlighting Speed Queen's commercial laundry line in the 1974. Full images and specifications for each model included.


Automatic Washers & Dryers
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Speed Queen
1974 10 12mb $4.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download The GE Review
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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1952 58 61mb $5.99
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Here is the complete service manual to all 1970 Hotpoint made JCPenny built-in dishwashers.

Sections include: Operating Cycles, Functional Operation, Installation, Service Instructions, Troubleshooting and Wiring Diagrams.

Models include:
862-8630-90-010, -011, -012, -013,
862-8630-91-010, -011, -012, -013
862-9610-90-010
862-961 0-91-010
862-9640-90-010, -011
862-9640-91-010, -011
862-9930-90-019
862-9930-91-019
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1970 35 22mb $4.99
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1952 General Electric Service Manual covering Dishwashers, Disposalls and Metal Kitchen Cabinet Assemblies.

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.
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General Electric
1952 133 66mb $7.92
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Owners manual and operating instructions for KitchenAid Push-Button automatic washer KAWE800T.


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KitchenAid
1988 16 7mb $4.99
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Here is a double issue Tech-Talk Service Manual covering both household Refrigerator-Freezers as well as Household Upright Food Freezers.

Models covered: SA-9-60, SS-9-60, S-9-60, DA-11-60, D -11-60, D-13-60, FD-11-60, FD-13-60, FD-13T -60, FI-13T -60, FPD-13T -60, FPI-13T -60, FPI-138-60 and FPI-1 58-60, UFD-12-60, UFD-15-60, UFD-21-60, UFPD- 16-60, UFI-1 5-60 and UFPI-16-60.

Sections include: Construction, Cycle Temperature meter, Diagnosis check chart, Installation, Specifications for each model, Complete service operations, Tools, Wiring Diagrams and more.
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1960 136 94mb $7.99
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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 July 1958 Issue


Full Page Vintage Ads:
Speed Queen Automatic Washer, Waste King Dishwasher, Hoover Floor Polisher, Hotpoint Trends, Voice of America Record Players, Tide/Proctor and Gamble, Successful Farming Magazine, Frigidaire Wash and Wear Savings Fair, Blackstone Automatic Washer, Grabar, Caloric Spring Promotion, Olympic Hi-Fi, Heil-Quaker Heating, RCA-Whirlpool Combination Washer-Dryer, Maytag Dryers, Syroco Clocks, DuMont Television, Ladies Home Journal, Travel Aire Evaporative Coolers, Amana Refrigerator-Freezers, National Accounting Machines, Good Housekeeping Magazine, Ben-Hur Freezers, Better Homes and Gardens Magazine, Modern Water Softeners, Commercial Credit, Chromalux Electric Range Elements, Oster and Osterizer Blenders, Hotpoint Air Conditioners, Sylvania Hi-Fi, St. Charles Kitchen/Dupont, Philadelphia Bulletin, Grundig-Majestic Hi-Fi, RCA-Whirlpool Gas Ranges, Westinghouse Vacuum Cleaners, General Electric Refrigerator-Freezer, Dexter Wringer and Automatic Washers, Eureka Vacuum Cleaners, Johnson Wax Floor Polisher, Frigidaire Air Conditioners, Philco Transistor Radios, Kelvinator Washer and Dryer, Honeywell Heater Controls, Hamilton Automatic Washer.

Double Full Page Vintage Ad Spreads:
Westinghouse Shape of Tomorrow Appliances, RCA-Whirlpool Vacation Jamboree, Thomas Organs and Hi-Fi Combinations, General Electric Automatic Washer, Universal Coffeematic, New RCA-Whirlpool Refrigeration Center, Atlas Power Lawn Mowers, Fedders Heat Pump and Air Conditioner, RCA-Whirlpool Washer and Dryer, Bissell Shampoo Master, Ingraham Clocks, Porcelain Enamel Institute, General Electric Radios, Gibson Appliances, RCA-Whirlpool Refrigerator-Freezers, Chicago Tribune, Hotpoint Television, Norge Refrigerator-Freezer, RCA Color Television, Westinghouse Television, Admiral Refrigerator-Freezers, Motorola Car Radios, Sylvania Television, York Room Air Conditioners, RCA-Whirlpool Air Conditioners.

3+ Page Vintage Ads or Catalogs:
Hotpoint Appliances, Dormeyer Small Appliances, Philco Automatic Washers, Dryers, Wringer Washers, Refrigerators, Electric Ranges and Air Conditioners, Kelvinator Appliances, Norelco Shavers.

Other Ads:
West Bend, Beldon Electric Cords, Majestic Gas Incinerator, Symphonic Hi-Fi, EZ Clean Air Filters, Cornish Wire, Toastmaster Water Heater, Lamb Electric Motors, Arvin Radios, Stromburg Carlson Hi-Fi, Manitowoc Appliances, Thermador Appliances, Ruton Vacuum Cleaner, Monarch Ranges, Yeats Appliance Dolly.

Featured Articles:
Spotlight-A Quick Look at what's going on, Business Trends, Trends by Region, You Can Sell More Air Conditioners, House Power News, Help Yourself to Good Help, How to train a Kitchen Salesman, He Nets 9% on Kitchens, Builder Sales Aren't So Tough, You'll Be Selling These Kitchens, How to Become a Better Businessman, Dealers are Serious About Kitchens, Who Says the Appliance Salesman is Extinct, Look What this Buffalo, NY Dealer Did with Wringer Washers, Promotion with a French Accent, Nothing Beats a Carnival, 35% on Central Coolers, Trade Report, Fred Maytag II Discuses Artificial Obsolescence, Electric Servants Fair, Consumers Hit the Merchandise Mart's Trade Show, The Housewares Show: Crowds, Products and Prices Explain Why They're Optimistic, It Looks Rosy for Lawn Mowers, How Research Shapes our Future Prosperity, More Shopping Than Buying, Editorial.

Introduction of New Products for 1958 Section - (1 to 5 paragraphs about each product):
Norge Refrigerator Line, Easy Combination Washer-Dryer, Hoover Vacuum Cleaner, Sub-Zero Refrigerator-Freezers, Deep Freeze Freezers, Amana Refrigerators, Manitowoc Freezers, Revco Freezers, Kitchen-Aire Ventilation, Markel Fan, Heetair Baseboard, Lau Fans, Dumont Fans, Broan Wall Heater, Admiral Refrigerator-Freezer, Foster Frypan, Duralux Coffeemaker, Victor Door Chimes, Sunbeam Egg Cooker, Handy Hannan Hair Dryer, Cory Party Chef, Sunbeam Frypan, Universal Floor Polisher, Ronson Hair Dryer, KitchenAid Dishwashers, Brotherized Blender, Fedders Air Conditioners, Philco Air Conditioners, Chico Air Coolers, Thermador Evaporative Cooler, Chill-Air Coolers, Rabar Porta Coolers, Write Coolers, Roper Gas Ranges, GE Telechron Clock, Knibb Ice Cream Maker, Excello Riding Lawn Mowers, Mow Master Lawn Mowers, Jacobson Lawn Mower, Roberton Riding Lawn Mower, Dumont TV and Hi-Fi, Hoffman TV and Hi-Fi, Packard-Bell Radio, DeWald Radio, Admiral Radio, GE Transistor Radios, Webcor Hi-Fi, Philco Hi-Fi, Symphonic Hi-Fi, Admiral Italiana Hi-Fi.
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1958 206 109mb $12.99
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Full owners manual and operating instructions to all '61 Frigidaire Washers. Models WDA-61 and WD-61.


Automatic Washers
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Frigidaire
1961 20 12mb $4.99
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Here is the complete service manual to Speed Queen's Supertwin Twin-Tub portable washer model DH1140.


Twin Tub Washers
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Speed Queen
1969 22 10mb $4.99

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