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1967 Sears Kenmore Automatic Roto-Rack Dishwasher Owners Manual


Published by Kenmore in 1967-- Here is the complete owners manual to all 1967 Front Loading Portable Kenmore Roto-rack dishwashers.

Models included: 587.71091, 587.71111 and 587.71131

Number of Pages: 21
File Size: 19mb
Download Fee: $5.99

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Thumbnail Image of Download 1956 Philco Starflight Electric Ranges Brochures
Here are beautiful brochures for the entire 1956 of Philco Electric ranges.

Models include: 4610, 869, 469, 865, 465, 464, 461, 367, 365, 363, 265.
Ranges/Stoves
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Philco
1956 26 20mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1955 General Electric Wall Mounted Refrigerator Service Manual
Here is complete service manual to the 1955 Line of General Electric wall mounted refrigerators.

Sections include:
Adjustments, Care, Cold Room Operation, Cycle of Operation, Description, Installation, machine Data, Machine Replacement, Nomenclature, Performance, Specifications and Features, Uncrating, Vacation Operation, Wiring Diagram.

Models include: LW11-M, LW10-M.
Refrigerators/Freezers
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General Electric
1955 41 21mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1983 KitchenAid Stand Mixer Brochures
Here are some wondering brochures from the early 1980's highlighting the KitchenAid line of home kitchen mixers.

Models include: K5-A, 4-C and K-45.

Complete list of accessories available at that time included.
Small Appliances
Published by:
KitchenAid
1983 0 20mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1960 Kenmore 80-Series Push Button Washer Owners Manual
Here is the complete owners manual to the 1960 Kenmore 80-Series automatic washer with the all push-button control panel.


Automatic Washers
Published by:
Kenmore
1960 20 11mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1987 Whirlpool Washers and Dryers Brochure
Here is the complete 1987 laundry line of Whirlpool full size, stacked and portable washers and dryers. The brochure contains all direct-drive Whirlpool washers and matching dryers.

Models include:
Washers: LA3400XS, LA4400XS, LAS400XS, LA6300XS, LA5000XS, LA5300XS, LA5500XS, LA5700XS, LA6150XS, LA7700XS, LAJBOOXS, LA5380XS, LA5580XS, LA5800XS, LA7800XS, LABBOOXS, LA9800XS.

Dryers: LE/GZOOOXS, LE/G3000XS, LE/G5700XS, LE/G5800XS, LE/G6150XS, LE/G7800XS, LE/G9800XS.

Stacked Models: LT4900XS, LT5000XS.

Portable models: LC49000XS, LC4500XS, LT4900XS, LTSOOOXS.
Automatic Washers & Dryers
Published by:
Whirlpool
1987 24 20mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1985 Gibson Washers and Dryers Brochures
Here are some sales literature brochures highlighting the 1985 line of Gibson Washers and Dryers. Images and full specifications included.

Models include:
Washers: WA28S2WS, WA2805WS, WA28D7WS, DE/DG28T2WS, DE/DG28A6WS, WA24P2WS, DE24P2WS, WA24S4WS, DE24A7WS, DE24A7WS.
Automatic Washers & Dryers
Published by:
Gibson
1985 14 8mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1983 KitchenAid-Hobart 20-Series Dishwashers and Appliances Brochures
Here are some wonderful brochures highlighting the KD-20 series of KitchenAid home dishwashers, both undercounter and portable models.

Models include: KDS-20, KDP-20, KDI-20, KDC-20, KDS-60, KDI-60, KDC-60.

Also include brochures for KitchenAid food waste disposers, trash compactors and hot water dispenser.
Dishwashers
Published by:
KitchenAid
1983 22 17mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download KitchenAid 20 Series Dishwasher Training Booklet
Here is a fascinating 40 page book looking at how Hobart educated their sales reps to show off all the features and quality of the 20-Series KitchenAid Dishwashers.


Dishwashers
Published by:
KitchenAid
1983 40 28mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1983 KitchenAid Built-In Top-of-the-Line Dishwasher Comparison
Now this is super interesting, here is a comparison brochure of the KDS-20 Superba Dishwashers to all other major brands of dishwashers in the mid 1970's. Topics include:

Water Heating Systems, Motors, Wash Systems and Wash-Arms, Loading, Filtration and Waste Removal, Drying systems, Frames, Tanks, Inner Doors, Fill and Drain Systems, Weights.
Dishwashers
Published by:
KitchenAid
1983 20 13mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Eureka 2300 Series Upright Vacuum Cleaner Owners Guide
Here is the complete owners manual to Eureka upright vacuum cleaner model series/2300.


Vacuum Cleaners
Published by:
Eureka
1977 8 4mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1952 Kenmore Ken-Cart Owners Manual
Here is the complete owners manual to Kenmore Ken-Kart Vacuum Cleaners from the early 1950's. Model 116.732.


Vacuum Cleaners
Published by:
Kenmore
8 8 23mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1980 General Electric Washer and Dryer Brochures
Here are sales litureate brochures for the 1980 line of General Electric Automatic Washers, Dryers and portable washer and dryer.

Models include:
Washers:
WWA8470V
WWA8450V
WWA8350V
WWA8320V
WWA8300V
WWA7070V
WWA7050V
WWA5800V
WWA5600V
WWA7060V
WWA3100V

Dryers:
DDE 4000V
DDE9200V
DDG9280V
DDE8200V
DDG8280V
DDE7500V
DDG7580V
DDE5900V
DDG5980V
DDE5300V
DDG5380V
DDC0580V
DDC4580V

Portables:
WWP1150V
DDP1200V
Automatic Washers & Dryers
Published by:
General Electric
1980 18 15mb $5.99
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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 $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1957 Whirlpool Range Service Manual
Here is the comprehensive service manual to all 1957 Whirlpool electric ranges.

Wiring Diagrams, troubleshooting and service procedures included.

Models include:
Deluxe: W5743510,

Super-Deluxe: W5743910,

Custom: W5745610, W5745620,

Supreme: WS743710, WS745710

Imperial: W5743710, W5745710, W5743810, W5743811, W5745820, W5745830
Ranges/Stoves
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Whirlpool
1957 57 33mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1980 General Electric Dishwasher Brochures
Here are some sales literature brochures from the 1979/1980 line of GE Dishwashers. Images and Specifications included for each model. Both built-in and Portable/Convertible models included.

Models include:
GSD1200S, GSD1000S, GSD900X, GSD650W, GSD551W, GSD400W, GSD1200, GSD1000, GSD900, GSC950W, GSC650W, SGSC450W, GSD400W, GSD390W.
Dishwashers
Published by:
General Electric
1980 17 15mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1983 Kelvinator Appliances Catalog
Here is a 52 page catalog of WCI/Kelvinator appliances from 1983. Full images and descriptions of all models available at that time included.

Products include:
Refrigerators
Freezers
Ranges
Full Size Automatic Washers
Full Size Clothes Dryers
Portable and Space Saving Washers and Dryers
Dishwashers
Air Conditioners
Dehumidifiers

Full Catalog
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Kelvinator
1983 52 45mb $7.99
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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
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General Electric
1980 48 27mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1967 Philco-Ford Top-Loading Washer Brochures
Here are brochures for the entire 1967 line of Philco top-loading Automatic Washer line. Full images, control panel views and specifications and machine price list included.

Models include: W-2G8, W-2G6, W-2G4, W-2G3, W-2G2, W-2G1.

This brochure is rare and it's scanned at super high-resolution of 600dpi for crisper close-ups/zooms.
Automatic Washers
Published by:
Philco
1967 14 46mb $7.99
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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
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Philco
1967 20 16mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1967 Philco-Ford Automatic Dishwasher Brochures
Here are brochures for the entire 1967/1968 line of Philco undercounter and portable dishwashers. Full images and specifications.

Models include: KC16H6, KC14H2, KP18H6, KP14H4, KP12H2, KU16H6, KU14H2, KP18G6, KP14G4, KP12G2.
Dishwashers
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Philco
1967 10 7mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1976 Frigidaire Washers, Dryers and Laundry Centers Brochures
Here are some beautiful brochures highlighting the 1976 line of Frigidaire Automatic Washers, Dryers and stacked Skinny-Mini Laundry Centers.

Full images and specifications included. Models include...

Washers: WIC, WID, WCD, WCDA, WL, WA.
Dryers: DE, DG, DEC, DEG, DEI, DGI, DECI and DGCI.
Laundry Centers: LC-115 and LC-3.

Also included in the 1976 brochure is the very rare model budget model WA. This is a 1/18 style washer, with a timed fill and 1960's style Deep Action Agitator. Appended at the end is the Tech-Tips introducing the new budget model with full views of the control panel, washer tub and agitator and cycle charts.

This brochure is rare and it's scanned at super high-resolution of 600dpi for crisper close-ups/zooms.
Automatic Washers & Dryers
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Frigidaire
1976 19 56mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1976 Frigidaire Dishwashers Brochures
Here are some beautiful brochures highlighting the 1976 line of Frigidaire Automatic Dishwashers, both undercounter and mobile/portable.

Full images and specifications included. Models include: D-UD, D-UCD, D-UI, D-UCI, D-MCD, D_MI, D_MCI.
Dishwashers
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Frigidaire
1976 8 7mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1976 Frigidaire Cooking Appliances Brochures
Here are some beautiful brochures highlighting the 1976 line of all available types of Frigidaire cooking appliances.

Full images and specifications included. Models include...

30" Electric Ranges: R-30, RG-35, RCG-35, RE-36, REG-38, REG-37C and REG-39CD.
40" Electric Ranges: RE-47, REC-45, RE-45.
Twin 30 Electric Ranges: REG-637V and REG-639CV.
Compact 30 Ranges: R-530, RG-533, RE-537, RE-539C and REG-539CD
Wall Ovens: RG-94, RG-97, RE-94, RE-97 and RE-94D.
Cooktops: RB-131, RB-133, RB-137C and RB-139D.
Microwave Ovens: RCM-2, RCM-4 and RCM-6.

Ranges/Stoves
Published by:
Frigidaire
1976 26 22mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1954 Westinghouse Electric Range Owners Manuals
Here are the owners manuals to the 1954 line of Westinghouse Electric Ranges and Ovens. Manuals include main owners manual along with the special manual dedicated to the deep-well cooker burner.

Manual #1 Models include:
Commander AG, BG
Champion DG
Commodore CG, EG

Manual #2 Models include:
Imperial 30 FG
Thirty GG
Leader HG
Rancho JG
Coronet KG, LG

Now cooking will really be fun at your house! With your new Westinghouse Speed-Electric Range you will seldom find it necessary to stand at your range and stir foods while they cook ... or to lift a lid to see whether the water has boiled away or whether the food is done. That's because electric cooking heat is accurately controlled. It gives you the same fine results day in and day out.

No doubt, you have a fine reputation for your skill in baking. You'll be delighted with the wonderful results... all without worry on your part ... from the Miracle Sealed Oven.

However, I'm asking just one favor. Your Westinghouse Speed Electric Range will gladly do the work for you... provided you do the necessary planning and thinking.

So, won't you please read the instructions in the front of this recipe book carefully. It won't take long... and by doing this, you and your Westinghouse Speed-Electric Range will become wonderful cooking partners.

Ranges/Stoves
Published by:
Westinghouse
1954 136 52mb $9.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Hoover Comprehensive Vacuum Cleaner Parts Catalog
Here is an extensive collection of parts diagrams with descriptions of the parts and part numbers for many years of Hoover vacuums.

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 vintage Hoover vacuum cleaners.

Models included in this catalog include:
12/14
28
29
31/32/33/34/35/36
41/42/50/51/53/55
61
62/63/64
65/66/67/68/69/70
82/84/84B/85/86/87/88
91
115
334
344
348
404/409
415
434/444/454
564/574
584
589/593
634
704/704-01/706/707/714
719/728
843/858
913/913-01
918
1010/1020/1030/1060/
1070/1076
1100/1110/1118/1120/
1130/1136/1140/1149/
1151/1157/1170/1176/
1178/U6003/U6007
1330/1340/1348
2000/2001/2010/2011/
2017
2040/2048/S302l/S3023
2100/2110/2120
2200/2201/2204/2208/
2210/2260/2266
2610/2720/2726
2800
2830/2836
2900/2901/2910/2911
2940
2941/2950
2951/2970
2960/2980/2904
U4001/U4019/U4021/
U4003/U4005/U4007/
U4009
S3001
S3003
S3005
S2003/S2005/S2007
Vacuum Cleaners
Published by:
Hoover
1973 139 67mb $7.99

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Thumbnail Image of Download 1970-1971 Sears Kenmore Sales Circulars - Washers and Dryers
In the late 1960's and early 1970's Sears would mail large format (12.5" x 11") advertising circulars. Here is a collection of the Washer and Dryer sections from my collection of these circulars from 1970 and 1971.


Automatic Washers & Dryers
Published by:
Kenmore
1971 22 57mb $7.99
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The GE Review was an engineering magazine created to report on the advances of technology of the time, including advances in Home Appliances.

Articles in July 1952 issue...


Editorial: The Fourth of July

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

What works on raincoats may not work on cables—the basic differences are: length of exposure; effect of moisture on the electrical properties. Cables insulated with rubber compounds must withstand years of continual exposure with a consequent absorption of moisture. And moisture absorption has proved to be a contributing factor in cable failures. continued…
Trade Publications
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The Review
1952 58 61mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Hoover Toaster Brochures
Brochures highlighting the different kinds of Toasters available from Hoover.


Small Appliances
Published by:
Hoover
1975 4 7mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download KitchenAid 15 Series Dishwasher Brochure
Beautiful brochure from Hobart highlighting the 15 series dishwashers, built-ins, front and top loading portables and sink-combos. This brochure shows off the introduction of KitchenAid's new "4-Way Sweep" wash system. "Beautiful New Styling, Big, Versatile Capacity, New 4-Way Wash, New Drying Action, New Sanitizing Protection, New Filtering, Complete New Line".


Dishwashers
Published by:
KitchenAid
1966 6 5mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Sears 75th Anniversary Sale Catalog
Complete home section from the fall of 1960. The outstanding low prices in this book are in effect until October 10, 1960... Buy Now!

Catalog includes: Disposers, sinks, kitchen cabinets, water heaters, furnaces, thermostats, gas stoves, electric ranges, freezers, refrigerators, wringer washers, automatic washers and dryers, combination washer/dryers, vacuum cleaners, sewing machines, television sets, rugs, dishes, draperies and more!
Store Catalog Pages
Published by:
Sears
1960 36 23mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Speed Queen Washer Model A39 Brochure and Installation Instructions
Here is the sales brochure and installation instructions for Speed Queen washer model A39.


Automatic Washers
Published by:
Speed Queen
1962 3 2mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1966 Kenmore Automatic Washer and Dryer Models
Service supplement showing all of the 1966 Kenmore washer and dryer models along with a description of features for each machine.


Automatic Washers & Dryers
Published by:
Kenmore
1966 17 10mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Use and Care instructions for General Electric Ranges with P7 Self-Cleaning Ovens
Here is the full owners manual and operating instructions for 1966 GE ranges with self-cleaning ovens.


Ranges/Stoves
Published by:
General Electric
1966 32 12mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1961 Hotpoint Town and Country Drop-In Range Brochures
Beautiful brochures for the entire 1961 line of Drop-in Ranges.


Ranges/Stoves
Published by:
Hotpoint
1961 4 12mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1976 Kenmore Dishwasher Use and Care Guide
Complete guide to Kenmore Built-in and Portable Dishwasher models: 587.761000 and 587.760212.


Dishwashers
Published by:
Kenmore
1976 7 6mb $7.00
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1958 Hotpoint Table and Portable Television Brochures
Table and portable televion set brochures for Hotpoint's Hi-Vi TVs.


Television
Published by:
Hotpoint
1958 12 22mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Norge Solid-Tub 1965 Automatic Washer Training Guide
Here is the complete training guide produced by Norge for their 1965 line of standard capacity automatic washers. Sections include: complete specifications for each model, cycle and water usage chart, parts and descriptions along with complete servicing information. Models highlighted: AWF-2210, AWF2211, AWF-1220, AWF1221, AWF-2240, AWF2241, AWF-2230, AWF2231, AWF-1210, AWF1211, AWF-2220 and AWF2221.


Automatic Washers
Published by:
Norge
1965 95 48mb $5.99
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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 Catalog of Replacement Parts for KitchenAid Dishwasher KD-17
Full parts catalog showing illustrations of all parts along with part numbers. This document makes doing internet searches for vintage parts much easier as you will have the official KitchenAid part numbers.


Dishwashers
Published by:
KitchenAid
1972 16 8mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1952 Blackstone Washer and Dryer Brochures
Here are some great brochures for Blackstone's first generation of automatic washer and dryer. The washer has a mechanical based timer built right into the transmission! Very unique design. Models 250/191.

The Blackstone Model 250 automatic washer is a distinct improvement over previous types. It washes, rinses, and damp-dries automatically - yet it's flexible control permits the operator to take charge at any time. It washes by the accepted agitator principle, is vibration-free, and is designed to match other standard appliances and cabinets.
Automatic Washers & Dryers
Published by:
Blackstone
1952 4 6mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1974 Frigidaire Commercial Laundry Bulletin
This is a great book filled with service tips for Frigidaire 1-18 washer transmissions, along with the last Frigidaire solid tub washers. Frigidaire stopped producing solid tub washers in 1970 for home models, but continued to build these machines for commercial installations until 1975 or there about.

Also contains a print template for creating your own coin-op washer manual timer dial advance tool!
Automatic Washers
Published by:
Frigidaire
1974 42 35mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Care and Use of Your Western Holly Gas Range
Here is the complete owners manual to the 1950 Western Holly Gas Range. Sections include:

Baking and Baking Oven
Barbecue-Broyl Oven
Barbecuing, various meats
Broiler
Care of Your Range
Cooking-Baking Times & Temperatures
Cooking Clock
Disappearing Shelf
Drip Trays
Grease Cup
Handy Hints on Homemaking
Minitmaster
Oven Racks, how to remove
Oven Windows
Recipes
Storage & Crisping Compartment
Storage Drawer
Tempo-Plates
Vanishing Grill
Ranges/Stoves
Published by:
Western Holly
1950 28 19mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download JCPenny Clothes Dryer Service Cover Art
Here is a compilation of service and parts manual cover art showing many models of JCPenny Clothes Dryers. Models from the mid 1960's through the early 1970's.


Clothes Dryers
Published by:
JCPenny
1964 12 7mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1952 Kenmore Ken-Cart Owners Manual
Here is the complete owners manual to Kenmore Ken-Kart Vacuum Cleaners from the early 1950's. Model 116.732.


Vacuum Cleaners
Published by:
Kenmore
8 8 23mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Maytag Electric and Gas Wringer Washer Service Manual
Here is a service manual produced by Maytag on servicing Maytag wringer washers.

Sections include:
Section No. 1—Wringers
1-a—Instructions for Servicing Model 80 Wringer
1-b—Instructions for Servicing Model 90 Wringer
1-c—Instructions for Servicing Model A Wringer
1-d—Instructions for Servicing Model F, 15, 25, 10, New 10, and 110 Wringers
1-e—Instructions for Servicing Model 30 Wringer
1-f—Instructions for Servicing Model 18 Wringer
1-g—Instructions for Servicing Model 32 Wringer
1-h—Instructions for Servicing Model 108 Wringer

Section No. 2—Power Units
2-a—Instructions for Servicing Model 80 and 90 Power Units
2-b—Instructions for Servicing Model A, 30 and 32 Power Units
2-c—Instructions for Servicing Assem. 3431 Power Unit for Models F, 15, 25, 10, 110, N10, 108
2-d—Instructions for Servicing Assem. 3905 Power Units for Model 18 and 19

Section No. 3—Center Assemblies
3-a—Instructions for Servicing Model 80 and 90 Center Assemblies
3-b—Instructions for Servicing Model A, 30, and 32 Center Assembly 3272
3-c—Instructions for Servicing Model F, 15, 25, 10, 110, N10, 18, 108 Center Assemblies
3-d—Gyratators—All Models

Section No. 4—Multi-Motors (Maytag Gas Engine Wringer Washers)
4-a—Instructions for Servicing Model 82 Multi-Motor Assem. 3023
4-b—Instructions for Servicing Single Cylinder Multi-Motor Models 92, B, 31, 33, G, 11, 16, 26, 111, 19.
4-c—Instructions for Servicing Twin Multi-Motor Models 33, 11, 111, 19, 109, EM, JM, NM, RM, KM.

Section No. 5—Ironers
5-a—Instructions for Servicing Model F Ironers

Section No. 6—Labor Charges and Special Instructions

6-a—Schedule of Labor Charges
6-b—Instructions for Refinishing Maytag Washers
6-c—Correct Use of Maytag Special Tools

Section No. 7—Service Instructions for Model E, J, N, and R
7-a—Instructions for servicing Wringer
7-b—Instructions for servicing Power Unit
7-c—Instructions for servicing Center Assembly
7-d—Miscellaneous Instructions and Tools


Supplemental Service instructions for models E, J, N, E2 and N2
Service Instructjions for New Style Wringer Drive
7-e—Service Instructions for Model R

Service Instructions for the Wico Magneto Model FW-1718, For Maytag Twin Cylinder Mutli-Motors
Wringer Washers
Published by:
Maytag
1950 75 58mb $8.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Washer Instruction Manual and Parts List
Here is the complete manual given to new owners of the commercial Washette automatic washer. Sections include: Installation, Repair and Maintenance, complete instructions on operating machine, setting the automatic supply injector, changing the timer sequences to make a cycle run however you prefer, control panel, etc. etc.


Automatic Washers
Published by:
Cook Machinery
1974 44 19mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1938-1945 Frigidaire Electric Range Service Manual
Complete Service Manual including wiring diagrams for the earliest of the GM Frigidaire Electric Ranges. 1938-1945 Models.

Models include: L-20, B-20, B-60, L-40, B-40, A-5, L-10-39, B-20-39, B-30-39, B-40-39, B-60-39, A-6, BC-5, BC-6, L-10-40, B-15-40, B-20-40, B-30-40, B-40-40, B-60-40, B-70-40, A-6, B-10-41, BC-5, B-15-41, BC-6, B-35-41, B-45-41, B-60-41, B-70-41, B-17, B-17 LL.

If you are looking for the parts catalog to these models, please check this document:
1942-1952 Frigidaire Parts Catalog
Ranges/Stoves
Published by:
Frigidaire
1952 107 114mb $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
Published by:
TV Guide
1953 72 78mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Easy Spindrier Owners Manual
Easy Spindrier owners manual and operating instructions for 1950 non-spray rinse models.


Twin Tub Washers
Published by:
Easy
1950 20 9mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download KitchenAid 14 Series Dishwasher Parts Catalog
Here is the complete parts list to all 14 series KitchenAid dishwashers. This includes illustrations of all parts and their part numbers necessary for doing a parts search on old, hard to find replacement parts. Also include is the listing of available kits and accessories at the time these dishwashers were made.

Models include:

KDS-14 KDI-14
KDC-14
KDS-14P
KDI-14P
KDC-14P
Dishwashers
Published by:
KitchenAid
1961 64 28mb $7.99

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