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Iron Fireman Furnace Brochure


Published by Iron Fireman in 1950-- Here is a whimiscal brochure for the line of Iron Fireman home heating furnaces showing off their Gas, Oil and Coal models.

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Thumbnail Image of Download 1957 Speed Queen Automatic Washer Service Manual
Here is the complete service manual for all home models of Speed Queen's automatic washers. Models included: A18, A19, A20 and A20F.


Automatic Washers
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Speed Queen
1957 34 16mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1959 Frigidaire Tech-Tips Bulletins
Here is the completed collection of all 1959 Frigidaire Tech-Tips bulletins alerting of product, parts and service changes mid-model year. Also included is one 1957 and one 1958 year bulletin.


Automatic Washers & Dryers
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Frigidaire
1959 88 57mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1967 Kenmore Laundry and Dishwasher Products
Here is a wonderful brochure highlighing the 1967 Line of Sears Kenmore automatic washers, dryers, wringer washers, dishwashers and disposers. Also includes some standard repair parts and utility sinks.


Automatic Washers & Dryers
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Kenmore
1967 13 10mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1988 Whirlpool Automatic Washer Use and Care Guide
Full owner's manual to Whirlpool automatic washer model LA8800XT.


Automatic Washers
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Whirlpool
1988 16 5mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1968 Montgomery Wards Washers Dryers and Dishwashers
Here is the 1968 line of Montgomery Wards Washers, Dryers and Dishwashers.


Automatic Washers & Dryers
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Montgomery Wards
1968 6 17mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1985 Maytag Stacked Washer and Dryer Service Manual
Here is the comprehensive service manual to the Maytag Stacked Washer/Dryer, Model SE1000 and SG1000.


Automatic Washers & Dryers
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Maytag
1985 116 42mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Maytag AMP Washer Brochures
Here are some beautiful brochures of early Maytag Automatic Washers. Models include: AMP, A3MP, A4MP, 121P.


Automatic Washers
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Maytag
1954 8 5mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1951 Apex Major Appliances Catalog
Here is a full catalog of all Apex Major Appliances. Dishwashers, Sink-Dishwasher combinations, Apex Wash-a-Matic, Apex Gas and Electric Dryers, Apex Fold-a-Matic Ironer.


Full Catalog
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Apex
1951 8 8mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1959 General Electric Refrigerator-Freezer Owners Manual
Complete Use and Care guide to 1959 GE Refrigerators.

Models include: BH-15P, BH-13P, BH-12P.
Refrigerators/Freezers
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General Electric
1959 16 7mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1970 Blackstone Automatic Washer Service Manual
Complete service manual to the 1970 line of Blackstone washers.

Models include: BA-502, BA-702, BA-902.
Automatic Washers
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Blackstone
1970 37 18mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1956 Frigidaire Imperial and Deluxe Automatic Washer Brochures
Here are beautiful brochures from 1956 for Frigidaire's Imperial Unimatic and Deluxe Pulsamatic automatic washers. Full images and specifications are included.

Unimatic Imperial Model WI-56
Pulsamatic Deluxe Model WD-56
Automatic Washers
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Frigidaire
1956 4 4mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1955 General Electric Laundry Brochures
1955 was a big year for General Electric laundry appliances. Both the Filter-Flo system was introduced on their top-loading automatic washers as well as their first washer/dryer combo was introduced. These are beautifully illustrated brochures with full specifications included.

Models: Washer: WA-750M, Dryer: DA-623M and Washer/Dryer Combo: WD-660M.
Automatic Washers & Dryers
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General Electric
1955 12 11mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Electrical Merchandising Magazine - June 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.


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Electrical Merchandising
1953 210 105mb $12.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1959 General Electric Automatic Washer Brochure
Here is the complete brochure showing off the top of the line 1959 models of the GE automatic washer.

Models: WA-9505 and WA-9505S (suds-saver model)
Automatic Washers
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General Electric
1959 4 9mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1965 General Electric Washer and Dryer Brochures
Here are beautiful brochures highlighting the 1965 line of GE Washers and Dryers. Images and full specifications for each model included.

Models include: WA-1250A, DA-1220A, WA-750A, DA-820A, WA-650A, DA-620A, and the Hi-Speed Gas Dryer: DG-4920A
Automatic Washers & Dryers
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General Electric
1965 14 29mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1960 General Electric Home Laundry Product Man
1960 General Electric Home Laundry Service Manual covering Automatic Washers, Dryers and Combination Washer/Dryers.

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
1960 48 27mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1956 Washer Service Instruction Film Narrative and Service Manual
Here are two complete Kelvinator automatic washer manuals into one .pdf file. The first is the narrative to the "Service Instruction Film-Strip" on Installation and Disassembly. The second part is the complete Service Manual and Parts Guide to all 1956 Kelvinator automatic washers.


Automatic Washers
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Kelvinator
1956 91 68mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1976 Frigidaire Dishwasher Service Manual
Here is the comprehensive service manual to all 1976 Frigidaire automatic dishwashers, both built-in and portable models.

Models include: DWU-2, DWU-3, DWU-4, DWU-5
DWM-2, DWM-3, DWM-4, DWM-5.
Dishwashers
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Frigidaire
1976 68 40mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1974 Frigidaire Touch-and-Cook Electric Range Service Manual
Here is the complete service manual to Frigidaire's first digital touch-pad electric Range!

Full specifications, service and troubleshooting sections included.

Models include: RCIE3-39CDW and RCIE-39CDW.
Ranges/Stoves
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Frigidaire
1974 42 32mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1965 Philco Duomatic Washer-Dryer Brochures
Here are brochures for the entire 1965 line of Philco Duomatic Combination Washer-Dryers. Full images and specifications and machine price-list included. Special bonus, 1965 Philco gas dryers brochures are also included at the end of the document.

Duomatic Combo Models include: CE-7F8, CG-7F8, CE-7F6, CG-730, CE-730.

Dryers: DG-6F8, DG-6F4, DG-6F3, DG-6F2.
Combination Washer/Dryers
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Philco
1965 19 37mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1966 Philco Duomatic Washer-Dryer Brochures
Here are brochures for the entire 1966 line of Philco Duomatic Combination Washer-Dryers. Full images and specifications and machine price list included.

Models include: CE-7G8, CG-7G8, CE-7G6.
Combination Washer/Dryers
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Philco
1966 12 17mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1957 Philco-Bendix Duomatic Washer-Dryer Owners Manuals
Here is the complete owner's manual and operating/use and care guide to all top-of-the-line 1957 Philco-Bendix combination washer-dryers. Model: CGR-C.


Combination Washer/Dryers
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Bendix
1957 40 45mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Easy Holiday Automatic Washer Model AEG Service Manual
This is the service manual supplement created specifically for the bottom of the line washer model AEG.


Automatic Washers
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Easy
1961 26 18mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Easy Velva-Power Automatic Washer Model Transmission Service Manual
This is the comprehensive service manual created specifically for servicing Easy's new Velva-Power transmission when it first introduced. The Velva-Power transmission was Easy's own design when they moved away from using a Beam style tranmission that was so common in Speed Queen and other brands of solid-tub automatic washers.


Automatic Washers
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Easy
1961 20 13mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1966 Maytag Lets Talk Service
Here every Maytag service bulletin from 1966. These fact-packed bulletins are showing off the new line of Maytag automatic washers produced starting in 1966.

These fact-packed bulletins report model changes, wash and dry cycle changes, service tips, new products being introduced, new parts, reports from the field, etc. Washers and dryers are both covered.
Automatic Washers & Dryers
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Maytag
1966 63 44mb $7.99

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Thumbnail Image of Download 1960 Thermador Built-In Cooking Appliances Catalog
Here is a wonderful brochure showing off all of Thermador's built-in cooking appliances for 1960. Products include Masterpiece "Bilt-In" Electric Cooktops, Automatic Surface Elements, Masterpiece Double Oven, Built-In Ovens and the fashionably and functionally outstanding Thermador Masterpiece "Bilt-In" Refrigerator-Freezer.


Ranges/Stoves
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Thermador
1960 8 13mb $4.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1974 Taller Tumbler and Higher Dryer Brochures
Brochures and spec sheets for the 1974 Westinghouse front-control front load washer and matching dryer. See the very first front load washer and dryer with Pedalstals! No the washer/dryer pedalstal was not a 21st invention!


Automatic Washers & Dryers
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Westinghouse
1974 8 11mb $4.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download KitchenAid KDC-2P Top Loading Dishwasher Service Manual
Service manual for early KitchenAid top loading dishwasher, "Custom" model KDC-2P. Sections include General Information, Cycle Description, Servicing Instructions, Service Chart, Schematic Wiring, Timer Sequence Charts.


Dishwashers
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KitchenAid
1961 16 10mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Last Early GE Direct Drive Washer Design - Preliminary Service Manual AW6-B1
Here is the service manual created as General Electric introduced their 1950 AW6 washer design model AW6-B1. This was the last of the GE AW6 washer series with the 1140rpm spin. In '51 GE changed their washer design to their first belt-drive design.


Automatic Washers
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General Electric
1950 28 12mb $4.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Speed Queen Coin Operated Washer and Dryer Brochure
Here is a unque Speed Queen coin operated laundry appliance brochure discussing the equipment and their Route Operator Program.


Automatic Washers & Dryers
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Speed Queen
1972 4 10mb $4.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1988 Magic Chef Dishwasher Brochure
Full brochure highlighting all of GE made Magic Chef dishwashers for 1988. "Exclusive Touch-Pad Control and Super Scrub that cleans baked on soil from pots and pans". Images and specifications for each machine.


Dishwashers
Published by:
Magic Chef
1988 6 6mb $4.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Philco-Bendix Home Laundry Catalog
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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Philco
1962 52 57mb $6.84
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1980 Magic Chef Home Appliances Catalog
Here is a catalog from Magic Chef showing off their entire 1980 line of home appliances. Products include:

Gas and Electric Ranges,
Drop in Ranges,
Wall Ovens,
Cooktops,
Microwave Wall Ovens,
Refrigerators,
Freezers,
Washers and Dryers,
Dishwashers,
Disposers,
Compactors,
Range Hoods,
Air Conditioners.
Full Catalog
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Magic Chef
1980 32 39mb $4.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Filter Queen Home Sanitation System
Beautiful late 1950's four page Filter Queen Vacuum sales literature brochure.

One of the most important developments in home sanitation in 50 years
Vacuum Cleaners
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Filter Queen
1958 4 6mb $4.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Hotpoint Automatic Washer and Dryer Line
Absolutely STUNNING brochures for the entire 1958 Hotpoint washer and dryer line. This is the year that the new Co-Axial tranmission was introduced. This design was used until the end of the Chicago plant made Hotpoint washers.


Automatic Washers & Dryers
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Hotpoint
1958 20 31mb $4.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1956 General Electric Cooking Range/Oven Product Man
1956 General Electric Service Manual covering Electric Ranges and Water Heaters.

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.
Ranges/Stoves
Published by:
General Electric
1956 58 30mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Marquette Gas Stoves
Great brochures for the Gambles line of Gas Stoves.


Ranges/Stoves
Published by:
Marquette (Gambles Stores)
1953 8 12mb $4.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1956 Zenith Products Catalog
Beautiful large format trade show catalog for the Zenith Royalty line of entertainment products for the home. Includes Television Sets with new Flash-Matic tuning, Disk Jockey Record Players, Cobra-Matic Record Players, Clock and Table Radios.


Television
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Zenith
1956 12 25mb $4.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Mobile Maid Automatic Dishwasher Owners Manual
Complete Owners Manual and Operating Instructions to the '58 GE Mobile Maid Dishwasher.

"I'm Mobile Maid, your fine new GE dishwasher -- give me just ten minutes of your time now...I'll give you years of trouble-free service!"
Dishwashers
Published by:
General Electric
1958 28 17mb $4.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1963 Frigidaire Automatic Washer Tech-Talk Service Manual
Here is the comprehensive service manual to all 1963 Frigidaire Roller-Matic automatic washing machines.

Models include WDA-63, WD-63, WDP-63, WDR-63, WCDA-63, WCDAP-63, WCDAR-63, WCD-63, WIA-63, WIAR-63, WCI-63, WCIR-63.

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

Please note this manual is 81mb/124 pages in size. It is quite large and will take a few minutes to download with a broadband connection.
Automatic Washers
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Frigidaire
1963 124 81mb $9.72
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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…
Trade Publications
Published by:
The Review
1952 58 61mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1961 Frigidaire Washer Owners Manual for Deluxe Models
Full owners manual and operating instructions to all '61 Frigidaire Washers. Models WDA-61 and WD-61.


Automatic Washers
Published by:
Frigidaire
1961 20 12mb $4.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Speed Queen Conservation Machine Brochure
Here is a great piece of sales literature from Speed Queen's highlighting their Coin-Operated washer's conservation and energy saving features.


Automatic Washers
Published by:
Speed Queen
1975 4 5mb $4.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Comprehensive Easy Washer-Dryer Combination Service Manual
Comprehensive service manual to most Easy Combination Washer-Units, from their first model in 1956 through the 1963 models.

Complete specs, troubleshooting and service information inside.

Models include:
CDF, CDH, CDH-A, CDH-AP, CDU, CDK, CDK-G, CDK-200V.
Combination Washer/Dryers
Published by:
Easy
1963 161 92mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Westinghouse F-12 Upright Vacuum Cleaner Service Manual
Comprehensive service manual for vacuum cleaner model F-12.

Sections Include:
DESCRIPTION OF OPERATION
SPECIFICATIONS
REPLACING PARTS
Replacing Handle Grip or Switch
Replacing Bumper, Hood, Bezel, Lens, Headlight Socket or Dust Guide
Replacing Switch Housing Details (Except Switch)
Replacing Latch Handle Spring or Latch Wire
Replacing Handle Latch Assembly (Lower) with Bumper or Hood Removed from Cleaner
Replacing Axle Bracket and Trigger Assembly
Replacing Handle Spring (Leaf Type)
Replacing Handle Tubes
Replacing Belt
Replacing Pulley
Replacing Motor Brushes
Replacing Rotary Brush Parts
Replacing Brush Holder
Replacing Suction Fan
Replacing Armature and Field
TROUBLE DIAGNOSIS
Trouble Chart
Checking Motor Which Fails to Start
Checking Radio Interference Capacitor
Continuity Check
Wiring Diagram
Vacuum Cleaners
Published by:
Westinghouse
1954 16 10mb $4.99
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Brochures for the line of Hoover portable dryers.


Clothes Dryers
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Hoover
1975 4 8mb $4.99
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When Frigidaire introduced it's first dishwasher in '55 they produced this comprehensive service manual. Includes images, cycle chart and full specifications for each model, complete descriptions of how the machine works and complete service information for entire machine. Models included: DWV-8U, DWV-8F, DWV-8P.


Dishwashers
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Frigidaire
1955 40 31mb $4.99
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Here is the complete service manual to all solenoid controlled Speed Queen automatic washers from the late 1960's. Models include: A72, A73, A75 and A76.

Sections include:
Dimensions and full Specifications, Home Demonstration, Service Procedures, Adjustments, Test Procedures, Timer Sequence Charts, Wiring Diagrams, Troubleshooting Charts and Service Helps.
Automatic Washers
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Speed Queen
1969 53 26mb $4.99
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Comprehensive service and full parts manual for all 1956 Frigidaire Electric Ranges. Models include:



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

Service manual includes wiring diagrams. Parts section shows all parts and part numbers. Having the manufacturers part number for the part you need is essential for doing internet/eBay searches to locate these rare, no longer available parts. In many circumstances they can be found once you know the part number. This guide is essential for anyone who has any vintage Frigidaire Range.
Ranges/Stoves
Published by:
Frigidaire
1956 94 70mb $9.99
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Sears produced some of the nicest looking owners manuals in the 50s and 60s and this one is no exception. This owners manual covers four automatic washers from 1964, Series included are the 800 (8 Cycle-Alphabet Push-Button Model), 70 Series (3 Cycle-2 Speed), 600 Series (3 Cycle-2 Speed), 500 Series (3 Cycle-2 Speed), 400 Series (1 Speed-1 Cycle)


Automatic Washers
Published by:
Kenmore
1964 36 23mb $4.99

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