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Thumbnail Image of Download Westinghouse Laundromat Model LCC30 Owners Manual
Full Owners manual and use/care guide to Westinghouse Laundromat automatic home washer model LCC30.


Automatic Washers
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Westinghouse
1963 24 20mb $11.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Westinghouse Laundromat Model LLC30 Owners Manual
Full Owners manual and use/care guide to Westinghouse Laundromat automatic home washer model LLC30.


Automatic Washers
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Westinghouse
1963 24 21mb $11.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1954 Norge Automatic Washer and Dryer Brochures
Here are some beautiful sales literature brochures highlighting Norge's 1954 line of automatic washers, semi-automatic washers and clothes dryers. Suggested retail price list at end of file.

Models include:

Automatic washers: AW450, AW-425, AW-422SP, AW-410

Semi-Automatic washers: AW-405

Dryers: AG-730, AE-620, AG-710, AE-610.
Automatic Washers & Dryers
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Norge
1954 20 66mb $8.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Maytag Washer A702-A702S Owners Manual
Here is the complete owners manual and operating instructions packed with every Maytag A702/A702S (S is the suds-saver model) from the early 1960's.


Automatic Washers
Published by:
Maytag
1962 22 22mb $11.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Speed Queen Combination Washer-Dryer Facts Manual
Here is the very rare Facts Manual produced by Speed Queen when they introduced their Washer-Dryer combination machine to highlight all the features and conveniences of having one machine do both the washing and drying.


Combination Washer/Dryers
Published by:
Speed Queen
1962 16 36mb $8.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1955 Kelvinator Automatic Washer Owners Manual
Complete use/care guide and owners manual to Kelvinator Automatic washer model AW-2 and Semi-automatic washer model SW.


Automatic Washers
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Kelvinator
1955 32 30mb $11.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1965 General Electric Automatic Washer Operating Guide
Here is complete operating instructions and use/care guide to GE washer models WA-832A and WA-837A.


Automatic Washers
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General Electric
1965 26 51mb $11.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Brochure to the Very First Whirlpool Automatic Washer
Here is a wonderful brochure Whirlpool produced back in '47 when they introduced their very first automatic washer.


Automatic Washers
Published by:
Whirlpool
1947 12 38mb $11.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1950 Westinghouse Laundromat Brochure
Here is a beautiful brochure from Westinghouse showing off their new 1950 model Laundromat model L-5.


Automatic Washers
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Westinghouse
1950 16 42mb $8.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1957 Speed Queen Washer Operating Instructions and Brochure
Complete sales literature brochure as well the operating instruction guide to 1957 Speed Queen automatic washer models A18 and A19.


Automatic Washers
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Speed Queen
1957 8 23mb $11.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1987 Whirlpool Laundry Products Catalog
Here is a wonderful brochure highlighting the 1987 line of Whirlpool Washers and Dryers.

Models include washers: LA3400XS, LA4400XS LA5400XS, LA6300XS, LA5000XS, LA5300XS, LA5500XS, LA5700XS, LA6150XS, LA7700XS, LA3800XS, LA5380XS, LA5580XS, LA5800XS, LA7800XS, LABBOOXS, LA9800XS.

dryers:
LE/G2000XS, LE/G3000XS, LE/G5700XS, LE/G5800XS, LE/G6150XS, LE/G7800XS, LE/G9800XS.
Automatic Washers & Dryers
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Whirlpool
1987 24 67mb $14.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1960 Hotpoint Automatic Washer Brochures
Here are beuatiful brochures for the 1960 line of Hotpoint Automatic Washers. Models include:

LW090, LW070, LW060, LW050, LW0506, LW030, LW025.
Automatic Washers
Published by:
Hotpoint
1960 16 67mb $8.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1960 Hotpoint Dryer Brochures
Brochures highligting the 1960 line of Hotpoint clothes dryers.

Modes Include:

LC090, LB090, LB070, LB050, LB030
Clothes Dryers
Published by:
Hotpoint
1960 10 38mb $8.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1963 Pyrex Glassware Retail Catalog
Here is a wonderful and rare catalog of Pyrex-ware glass kitchen products. Products include:

Clear ovenware, Town & Country, Turquoise, Early American, Pink, Primary sets, Casseroles, Coffee pots, saucepans, double boilers, dishware and tumblers, salt/pepper shakers. Full retail price list included at end for all products.
Full Catalog
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Pyrex
1963 0 47mb $14.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1960 Hotpoint Cooking Appliances Brochures
Beautiful brochures highlighting the 1960 line of electric ranges, cooktops, built-in ovens and the Customline Crest line of ranges as well.

Models include:
RB75-A, RB65-A, RB45-A, RB18-A, RB15-A, RA-301, RA-101, CustomLine Crest RU75-A, RU45-A, RR25-A, RJ85-A, RJ65-A, RJ35-A, RJ34-A, RJ15-A, RL75-A, RJ77-A, RJ-76A,
Ranges/Stoves
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Hotpoint
1960 38 150mb $14.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1984 General Electric Washer Use and Care Book
Here is the complete owners manual and use/care guide to GE Automatic Washer model WWA8364V.


Automatic Washers
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General Electric
1984 32 63mb $11.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1962 General Electric Washers and Dryers Brochures
Here are beautiful brochures for the 1962 line of GE automatic washers, combination washer/dryers, utility sink washer and dryers.

High resolution scan of 600dpi for crisp Images and full specifications included.

Models include...
Washers: WA-1050W, WA-950W, WA-850W, WA-750W, WA-650W, WA-550W
Dryers: DA-1020W, DA-920W, DA-820W, DA-720W, DA-620W, DA-520W
Utility/Sink Washer: WB2050W
Undercounter Dryer: DU2020W
Combination Washer/Dryers: WD-860W, WD-560W
Automatic Washers & Dryers
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General Electric
1962 32 149mb $14.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download GE Pull-Out Dishwasher Operating Guide
Here is the complete owners manual and operating use/care instructions to 1962 General Electric pull-out built-in dishwashers models: SU66 and SU60.


Dishwashers
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General Electric
1962 24 35mb $11.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1962 General Electric Range-Oven Brochures
Here are beautiful brochures for the 1962 line of GE free standing electric ranges and cooking appliances, including the Americana models!


High resolution scan of 600dpi for crisp Images and full specifications included.

Models include...
J790W, J792W, J760W, J762W, J791W, J761W, J763W, J408W, J750W, J304W, J404W, J303W, J403W, J406W, J402W, J302W, J400W, J401W, J301W, J299W.

Also included is the planning dimensions book the Americana model J790W.
Ranges/Stoves
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General Electric
1962 0 150mb $14.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Maytag Washer Model 142B-142SB Owners Manual
Here is a rare owners manual on the first major center-dial Maytag automatic washer. Models include both 142B and 142SB (suds saver model).


Automatic Washers
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Maytag
1958 26 8mb $11.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1990 Maytag Washers and Dryers Brochure
Beautiful brochure highlighting the 2nd to last generation of helical drive Newton made Maytag laundry appliances.

Models include:
washers: A9800, A9700, A9400, A9200, A7800, A7500, A7300.

dryers: D9900, D9800, D7600, D7500, D7400, D4000.
Automatic Washers & Dryers
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Maytag
1990 16 32mb $14.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1970 Maytag Dishwasher Brochure
Very fun brochure highligting the Maytag top-of-the line dishwasher of the early 1970s.


Dishwashers
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Maytag
1970 6 29mb $8.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1965 Westinghouse Top-Loading Washer Brochures
Here are brochures produced right after the switch-over to Westinghouse's own design of top-loading automatic washers.

Models include: LAF200, LAF400 and LAF600. Dryers are also shown: DTF200, DTF400/DGF400 and DTF600/DGF600
Automatic Washers
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Westinghouse
1965 12 53mb $8.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1954 Whirlpool Home Laundry Appliances Book
Here is an absolute beautifully illustrated catalog in book form from Whirlpool highlighting their 1954 line of home laundry appliances.

Products include automatic washers, dryers, wringer washers and mangle ironer.

Scanned at 600ddpi high resolution for a beautiful pdf file.
Automatic Washers & Dryers
Published by:
Whirlpool
1954 52 171mb $14.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Early Kenmore Dishwasher Owners Manual
I'm guessing this book is from around 1956. This is probably the first front-loading home dishwasher ever marketed by Kenmore. It's made by D&M. The dishwasher in the earlier Sears catalogs was marketed under the name Homart as a top-loading machine.

Full operating instructions, cycle chart, installation instructions and parts list included.
Dishwashers
Published by:
Kenmore
1956 36 40mb $12.99

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Thumbnail Image of Download 1972 Waste King Dishwashers Owners Manual
Here is the complete owners manual and use and care guide to all 1972 Waste King Dishwashers.

Models include: SS/911 and SS/878.
Dishwashers
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Waste King
1972 40 12mb $11.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Here it is - The Great New Maytag Automatic Washer
This is a guide given to dealers and service personnel introduction Maytag's very first automatic washer. It contains adorable mid-century style illustrations describing the new machine in great detail. Explains how it works, what the cycle does and how to take it apart and troubleshoot any issue.


Automatic Washers
Published by:
Maytag
1949 54 35mb $12.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1968 Whirlpool Home Appliances Builder Catalog
Here is a complete builders catalog highlighting the 1968 line of Whirlpool appliances.

Products include: Gas and Electric ranges, refrigerators, commercial and domestic washers and dryers, dishwashers, disposers, air conditioners, ice makers and central vacuum cleaners.
Full Catalog
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Whirlpool
1968 16 18mb $8.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Hotpoint Customline Oven and Surface-Cooktop Unit Owners Manual
Here is the complete owners manual and use and care guide to 1958 Hotpoint Customline Built-in Cooking Appliances.

Models include:
Customline Surface Cooktops: RM701, RN101, RK501, RK601

Customline Golden Plug-in Griddle

Cutomline Built-In Ovens: RJ111, RJ206, RJ601, RL701

Please note this document was donated to the library in pre-scanned pdf format. It is scanned at high-resolution but there are some slightly areas of blurring and discoloration, however it is completely readable and usable.
Ranges/Stoves
Published by:
Hotpoint
1958 64 24mb $12.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1949-1956 Hotpoint Automatic Washer Parts Catalog
Here is the comprehensive parts catalog which includes parts diagrams, part numbers and full image of each model of the earliest Hotpoint automatic washers. Even includes the rare window lid Hotpoint washer!

Models include: 10LC2, 20LC2, 21LC2, 10-20LC3, 10-20LH1, 10-20LH2, 5LH7, 10LH7, 10LH8, 10-LH11, 11-LH11, 12-LH11, 10-LH12, 12-LH12, 10-LJ2, 10LH3, 10LJ11, 12LJ11, 11LJ16, 10LK1, 10LK2, 10LK11, 12LK11.

Having the manufacturers part number for the part you need is essential for doing internet/eBay searches to locate these rare, no longer available parts. In many circumstances they can be found once you know the part number.
Automatic Washers
Published by:
Hotpoint
1956 124 60mb $12.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Hamilton Automatic Washer and Dryer Brochures
Beautifully illustrated brochures showing off the 1958 line of Hamilton Laundry products. Includes full specifications for each model.


Automatic Washers & Dryers
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Hamilton
1958 18 28mb $8.99
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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
Published by:
Kenmore
1964 36 24mb $11.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1967 Frigidaire Appliances Catalog
Here is a catalog showing off Frigidaire Appliances for 1967.

Products include: Refrigerators, Food Freezers, Ranges, Built-in Ovens, Cooktops, Dishwashers, Disposers, Washers, Dryers and Room Air Conditioners.
Full Catalog
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Frigidaire
1967 20 13mb $8.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Getting to know your new Frigidaire 1954 Thrify-30 Electric Range
Full owners manual and operating instructions to all 1954 30" Frigidaire Electric Ranges.

Models include: RT-38 and RT-30
Ranges/Stoves
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Frigidaire
1954 36 15mb $12.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1962 Frigidaire Refrigerator-Freezer Tech-Talk Service Manual
Here is the comprehensive service manual to all 1962 Frigidaire Refrigerators. Models include:

Models:
S-10-62, D-10-62, DA-10-62, D-12-62, D-14-62, FD-11-62, FD-13-62, FD-13T-62, FI-13T-62, FPD-14T-62, FPD-138-62, FPI-14T-62, FPI-138-62, FPI-158-62
Refrigerators/Freezers
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Frigidaire
1962 88 70mb $14.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Fast Moving Parts for Vintage Automatic Washers
This is the first of many service and parts guides I plan on producing for us collectors of vintage appliances. This one consists of images, names and part numbers of commonly stocked parts for vintage automatic washers in 1960. There are also many dryer parts and some dishwasher parts thrown in. This is great reference tool for anyone who has vintage machines and needs to look for parts as the part numbers are sometimes vital in your search. Brands included: ABC-Kelvinator, Apex, Bendix-Crosley-Philco, Easy, Frigidaire, General Electric, Hotpoint, James, Kenmore-Whirlpool, Maytag, Norge-Hamilton, Speed Queen, Thor and Westinghouse. Also includes parts for timers, heating elements, switches, solenoids, water/oil seals and water mixing valves.


Automatic Washers & Dryers
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Automaticwasher
1960 100 66mb $12.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1952-1955 Hotpoint Dishwasher Service Manual
Here is a comprehensive service manual for all Hotpoint dishwashers from '52 to '55.


Dishwashers
Published by:
Hotpoint
1955 44 34mb $12.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download L-8 Westinghouse Laundomat Service Manual
Comprehensive service manual for all mid 1950s Westinghouse Laundromat front loading automatic washers.


Automatic Washers
Published by:
Westinghouse
1955 44 32mb $12.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Operating Instructions for your Norge Automatic Washer
Operating instruction book for Norge Automatic washers model AWK3820.


Automatic Washers
Published by:
Norge
1971 8 3mb $11.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1967 Philco-Ford Clothes Dryer Brochures
Here are brochures for the entire 1967 line of Philco gas and electric clothes dryers. Full images, control panel views and specifications and machine price list included.

Models include: DG-6G8, DE-6G8, DG-6G4, DE-6G4, DG-6G3, DE-6G3, DG-6G2, DE-6G2,
Clothes Dryers
Published by:
Philco
1967 20 16mb $8.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1961 Philco Duomatic Owners Manual
Full owners manual packed with every 1961 Philco Duomatic electric combination washer/dryer. Models include: CE-716 and CE-714.


Combination Washer/Dryers
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Philco
1961 56 45mb $11.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download How to Use and Care For Your General Electric Dishwasher
Full owners manual and operating instructions to top loading GE Mobile Maid dishwashers from approximately 1968.


Dishwashers
Published by:
General Electric
1968 16 9mb $11.99
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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
Published by:
General Electric
1973 16 12mb $11.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1980 General Electric Range Sales Power Manual
Quality Ranges - Better Ways to Cook and Clean.

This 48 page book takes a fascinating look at features and benefits of GE ranges.

Sections include:
Basic Features and Benefits
Range Quality Story
Why People Buy GE Ranges
Consumer Profile/Buying Trends
Electric Range Industry
Range Model Nomenclature
Control Panel
Cooktop
Door Design
Ovens
Standard
Continuous Cleaning
Self -Cleaning
Oven Cooking
Broiling
Baking
Rotisserie
Automatic Meat Thermometer
Clean Sweep Design
30" Range with Electronic Touch Timer
30" Americana® Hi/Low Range
Hi/Low & Built-In Microwave Ranges
TimeMaker™ Range
Mark 27 Drop-In Range
30" Slide-In Range
Grill/Griddle Range
Built-In Ovens
Cooktops
Hoods
Spacemaker™ Microwave Oven
Energy Conservation Tips
Questions & Answers
Range Accessories
Oven Interior Dimensions
Modular Range Displays
Warranties
Notes
Ranges/Stoves
Published by:
General Electric
1980 48 27mb $8.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1955 Bendix and Crosley Appliance Catalog
Here is the full line of Bendix and Crosley appliances. Full images and specifications for all major appliances included.


Full Catalog
Published by:
Bendix
1955 24 45mb $8.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Operating Instructions for your Kenmore Central Vacuum Cleaning System
Full owners manual and operating instructions to what I've been told is the world's first water based central vacuum.

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

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

Vacuum Cleaners
Published by:
Kenmore
1967 12 9mb $11.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Put Maytag Dependability in Your Kitchen
Beautiful brochure highlighting Maytag's dishwashers of the early 1970's.


Dishwashers
Published by:
Maytag
1972 12 13mb $8.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Now Installed in the New Lady Kenmore Dryer to Make Your Clothes Positively ODOR-FREEI
Here is the advertising flyer that came packed with every Lady Kenmore clothes dryer highlighting the benefits of the refillable odor neutralizer. Covers Window AC, Furance, Dehumidifers for the Homart, Coldspot and Kenmore brands.


Miscellaneous
Published by:
Kenmore
1961 2 2mb $8.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1968 Kenmore Automatic Washer, Dryer, Combination and Wringer Models
Service supplement showing the 1968 line of Kenmore washer, dryer, wringer washer and combination washer-dryer models along with a description of features for each machine. Also includes information on the new Veri-Flex agitator and what the settings are meant for as well as the new color on the combo washer-dryer called "Contemporary Walnut with Shaded Copper" - translation - wood-tone style.


Automatic Washers & Dryers
Published by:
Kenmore
1968 15 11mb $12.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1965 Lady Kenmore Packet
This file includes all of the items packed with the 1965 Sears Lady Kenmore automatic washer models (except owners manual which is available separately here) 110.6504904, 110.6504954, 110.6505904, 110.6505954. Included is the Permanent Press Guide, Roto-Flex agitator warranty, full parts list and installation instructions.


Automatic Washers
Published by:
Kenmore
1965 17 6mb $12.99

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