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How You can do your own Color Planning with Sears Harmony House Go-Together Colors


Published by Sears in 1955-- Here is a wonderful and whimsical home decorading guide and color planner from Sears from the mid 1950's. Full of great 1950's color idea along with wonderful quintessential 1950's vintage illustrations.

Number of Pages: 16
File Size: 19mb
Download Fee: $4.99

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Thumbnail Image of Download 1957 Kelvinator Automatic Washer Service Manual
Here is the comprehensive service manual for all 1957 Kelvinator automatic washers.

Also include is complete parts catalog for all '57 washer models as well. 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
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Kelvinator
1957 80 55mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1958 Kelvinator Automatic Washer and Dryer Service Manual
Here is the comprehensive service manual for all 1958 Kelvinator automatic washers. At the end is the service manual to the complete 1958 line of Kelvinator dryers.

Also included is complete parts catalog for all '58 washer models as well. 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
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Kelvinator
1958 94 66mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Ironrite Comprehensive Service Manual to Mangle Ironers
Here is the comprehensive service manual to most ironrite ironers.

MODELS Included: XL-20, 25, 30, 34, 35, 38, 40, 42, 45, 50, 55, 60, 62,65, 70, 72, 75, 80, 85, 90, 91, 94, 95, 800, 850, 880, 890, 202.

Sections include:
General Service Information
Warranty
Return of Defective Parts
Pressure
Care of Shoe
Care of &11 Padding
Oiling Instructions
Thermostats
Shocks
Correcting Oil Leaks
Vibration
Checking Heat Failures
&11 Drive Adjustments
How to Remove Clutch
Motor Repair or Exchange Policy
How to Handle Motor Exchanges
Westinghouse Motors
Emerson Motors
Delco Motors
General Electric Motors
Diagram - Gear Housing
Adjusting Gas Machines
Diagrams - Shoe Assemblies
Shoe and Element Parts
Wiring Diagram
Electrical Parts
Switch Parts
Roll Parts
Roll Small Parts
Drive Gears
Clutch Parts
Adjustable Knee Control Parts
Non-adjustable Knee Control Parts
Motor Mounting Parts
Frame and Base Parts
Cabinet Parts
Gas Machine Parts
Repair Parts

If you're Looking for the Owners Manual and instructions for the Ironrite please see this The Quick and Easy Way to Beautiful Ironing
Ironers
Published by:
Ironrite
1960 154 87mb $9.99
Introductory Price of $3.99


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Thumbnail Image of Download 1960 General Electric Automatic Washer Brochures
Here are brochures for the 1960 line of General Electric automatic washers.

Models include:
WA-1050T, WA-1055T, WA-850T, WA855T, WA-852T, WA-857T, WA-750T, WA755T, WA-630T, WA635T, WA-600T, WA605T,

Beautiful images and full specifications included for each model.
Automatic Washers
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General Electric
1960 18 26mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1960 General Electric Combination Washer-Dryer Brochures
Here are brochures for the 1960 line of General Electric Combination Washer/Dryers.

Models include:
WD-860T and WD-660T

Beautiful images and full specifications included for each model.
Combination Washer/Dryers
Published by:
General Electric
1960 6 7mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1960 General Electric Clothes Dryer Brochures
Here are brochures for the 1960 line of General Electric automatic clothes dryers.

Models include:
DA-1020T, DA-820T, DA-720T, DA-610T, DA-617T

Beautiful images and full specifications included for each model.
Clothes Dryers
Published by:
General Electric
1960 14 26mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1969 Blackstone Automatic Washer Service Manual
Here is the complete service manual to early perforated tub Blackstone automatic washers. These appear to be the first models incorporating a perforated tub.

Models include: BA-520, BA-620, BA-720.
Automatic Washers
Published by:
Blackstone
1969 33 17mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1961 to 1963 Philco Duomatic Combination Washer-Dryer Service Manual
Here is the complete service manual to all Duomatic washer-dryers made between 1961 and 1963. Full specifications and control panel views featured for each machine, along with complete servicing and troubleshooting details.

Models include:
CE716 1961 Top of the line top/rear control panel model.
CE714 1961 Middle of the line top/rear control panel model.
CE712 1961 Bottom of the line top/rear control panel model.
CE710 1961 Front mounted control panel/free-standing model.
CE710U 1961 Front mounted control panel/under-counter model.
CE736 1963 Top of the line top/rear control panel model.
CE734 1963 Bottom of the line top/rear control panel model.
CE730 1963 Front mounted control panel/free-standing model.
CE730U 1963 Front mounted control panel/under-counter model.
Combination Washer/Dryers
Published by:
Philco
1961 111 69mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1954 Okeefe and Merritt Gas Range Operation Manual and Cookbook
Here is the complete owners manual, use and care guide and cookbook to Okeefe and Merritt gas ranges in the early to mid 1950s.

Sections include:
How to light top burner pilots
Location of Safety Valves ( Natural or Mfg Gas) (LP Gas)
To light or relight oven pilot ( Natural Gas )
To light or relight oven pilot (LP Gas)
To light or relight high broiler (Natural or Mfg Gas and LP Gas)
How to use your top burners
How to use the Harper Center simmer burner
For ranges without Harper Center simmer burners
If top burner does not light
How to use griddle
How to use your oven
Your oven control
Operation of the O'Keefe & Merritt
Automatic Oven Signal Light
How to use your broiler
How to remove the grillevator for deep broiling
Use of the low broiler ( below oven )
Care of the broiler
Care of porcelain finish
Care of chrome plated surfaces
Care of griddle
Care of top burners and griddle burners
Care of the oven
Automatic Burner Control (ABC)
(How to use) ( How to set)
Instructions for installing and removing
HI-VUE glass and flue deflector
To remove HI-VUE glass
To replace HI-VUE glass
To clean reflector mirror
To clean chrome vent deflector
Instructions for removing and replacing
oven glass i n HI-VUE models
For easy cleaning under range
How to use the automatic oven timer
Your automatic oven timer
Buzzer timer
To use the timer for fully automatic operation
After the cooking operation is completed
To use the timer for semi-automatic operation
After the cooking ope ration is completed
Timed convenience outlet
For semi-automatic operation
Your automatic oven timer
Buzzer timer
To use the timer for fully automatic operation
After the cooking operation is completed
To use the timer for semi-automatic operation
After the cooking ope ration is completed
Tim ed convenience outlet
For semi -automatic operation
Electric signal timer
If you have a hand-wound timer
How to use your Temp 'N Time Control
How to level your range
Your oven light bulb
Baking Problems and Solutions
Cake difficulties
Pie difficulties
Cookie and biscuit problems
Bread baking problems
Miscellaneous
Gas Stoves
Published by:
Okeefe and Merritt
1954 52 20mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1948 General Electric Standard Model Automatic Washer Service Manual
In 1948 GE introduced a second model of their automatic washer, with less features than their Deluxe model. Here is the service manual to this machine, model: AW-6A8.


Automatic Washers
Published by:
General Electric
1948 35 17mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download D&M - Design and Manufacturing Dishwasher Service Manual
Here is the comprehensive service manual to all D&M made dishwashers from the early models through the 1980s.


Dishwashers
Published by:
Design and Manufacturing
1978 83 36mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1918 Westinghouse Range Owners Manual
This is the oldest owners manual for any major appliance we have found up to this point. Westinghouse very first range was in 1914, so this is very early in the line. I can only imagine what housewives had to cook on before this range. This is a fascinating look at early range history. Even the writing style is completely different than what you'd see today by far!

Most women would like to cook if it did not require standing
over a hot stove. Planning a meal is not hard and mixing
various ingredients into the promise of delicious dainties or
preparing a roast for the oven is rather fun . But to be held
in the kitchen or even in the house during the long hours of
watchfulness is a different matter. And it is right here that
the Westinghouse electric range steps in and lifts the burden.

When the food has been prepared it may be trusted to
this silent servant with perfect confidence. There is no possibility
of instructions being forgotten or misunderstood . At
a given time, (the time decided upon,) the clock will turn on
the current and the meal will begin to cook. Again when just
the correct temperature has been reached in the oven, the thermostat
will turn the current off again and when madam enters
the kitchen after an afternoon of leisure or pleasure the meal
is ready to serve.

She herself is prepared to enjoy the meal equally as well
as any member of the family , because she has not had to think
about it since early morning.

Because the Westinghouse range reduces the labors of cooking
to the minimum, requiring no watching nor constant regulation
of heat, because it produces better food , and because
it is more economical, it will be in the kitchen of every modern .
progressive woman who is anxious to keep her family happy
and in good health. and yet does not wish to become a fixture
in the kitchen with its consequent limitations.

Ranges/Stoves
Published by:
Westinghouse
1918 38 10mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1967-1968-1969 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.


Automatic Washers & Dryers
Published by:
Kenmore
1969 18 47mb $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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Thumbnail Image of Download 1967-1971 Sears Kenmore Sales Circulars - Automatic Dishwashers
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 Dishwasher sections from my collection of these circulars from 1967 to 1971.


Dishwashers
Published by:
Kenmore
1971 16 42 $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1967-1971 Sears Kenmore Sales Circulars - Vacuum Cleaners and Floor Care
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 Vacuum Cleaners, Shop-Vacs and Floor Polisher sections from my collection of these circulars from 1967 to 1971.


Vacuum Cleaners
Published by:
Kenmore
1971 24 66mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1950 Westinghouse Streamliner Laundromat Automatic Washer Owners Manual
Here is the owners manual to Westinghouse's very first budget automatic washer known as the Streamliner. This basic design was then re-worked as a coin-op model to became a staple in American coin-operated laundries for the next 15 years.


Automatic Washers
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Westinghouse
1950 44 26mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1950 Westinghouse Clothes Dryer Owners Manual
Here is the complete owners manual and use/care guide to the 1950 Westinghouse Clothes Dryer model D-5.


Clothes Dryers
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Westinghouse
1950 20 10mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1959 Frigidaire Refrigerator-Freezer Tech-Talk Service Manual
Here is the comprehensive service manual to all 1959 Frigidaire Refrigerators. This is the year Frigidaire introduced fully frost-free models.

Models included:
SA-9-59, SS-9-59, S-9-59, D-11-59, D-13-59, FD-1 04-59, FI-123-59, FI-122-59, CP-144-59, FP-124-59 and FP-142-59.

"THE WONDERFUL 1959 FRIGIDAIRE REFRIGERATORS

Now with the advent of the wonderful new Frigidaire Frost-Proof Refrigerator-Freezer, a woman's life becomes easier than ever. For the first time she will have no frost to contend with. We hope you all have inspected a Frost-Proof that has been operating during the hot summer months and have seen how free of frost the packages and ice cube trays remain. You have only to see other refrigerators that depend upon push buttons for defrosting- to appreciate how much the absence of any frost means to the homemaker.

In the Frost-Proof:

• All of her frozen packages stay clean and free of frost.
• Labels on the frozen food packages are always clear and legible.
• All space is usable- none taken up by the frost.
• Freezer baskets always roll in and out easily-no tugging to release frosted guides.
• Ice cubes remain free of frost whether in ice trays or in the Ice Server.
• Ice Cream stays free of frost on the surface of the un-used portion- yes, even if Junior leaves the lid ajar.
• Counter-tops and tables stay dry and clean of frost marks or puddles of melted ice formerly left from grids or ice trays or frosty packages.

But the advantage the homemaker appreciates most is the freedom from the messy job of defrosting! Remember that some of the women you talk to may never have experienced the messy job of defrosting a true food freezer-refrigerator. But every woman will have at least some experience with some kind of defrosting."

Refrigerators/Freezers
Published by:
Frigidaire
1959 72 57mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1967 Frigidaire Tech-Talk Jet-Action Washer Service Manual
Very comprehensive service manual produced for Frigidaire solid-tub Jet-Action automatic washers. This manual covers the 1968 N line, but is valid for most mechanical features of the 1965-1969 Frigidaire washers. Includes full cycle charts and specifications for each model, as well as complete service information. This is a must have manual for anyone with a rollermatic washer or anyone interested in how the machine functions. Models include WAL WA2L WCDAL WCDAPL WCDARL WCDATL WCDL WIAL WCIAL WCIL


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Frigidaire
1967 128 76mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1964 Hotpoint Electric Range Service Manual
Here is the comprehensive service manual to all 1965 Hotpoint Freestanding Ranges, Hallmark, Built-In Ovens and Cooktops.

Models include:
Built-in ranges and cooktops:
RF17 RF19 RF28 RFX37 RF38 RF48 RU15 RUX37 RU38 RU47 RU48 RU76

Built-in Ovens:
RJ16 RJ38 RJ66 RJ84 RJBB RL36 RL76

30" Ranges:
RB305 RB315 RB320 RB335 RB345 RB355 RB366 RB375

40" Ranges:
RC420 RC435 RC445 RC455 RC456 RC459 RC479

Major sections include:
FEATURE CHARTS
GENERAL INFORMATION
INSTALLATION
SERVICING
SWITCHES
INFINITE HEAT CONTROLS
THERMOSTATS
ELECTRIC SUPERMATIC UNIT CONTROL
AUTOMATIC ROAST
TIMERS
APPLIANCE RECEPTACLES AND CIRCUIT BREAKERS
COOKING TOPS
CALROD®SURFACE AND OVEN UNITS
RANGE BODIES
STORAGE COMPARTMENT AND DRAWER
OVEN DOORS AND HINGING
OVEN LINERS
ROTA-GRILL MOTORS
RANGE SERVICE CHART
Ranges/Stoves
Published by:
Hotpoint
1964 72 49mb $9.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1960-1961-1962 Westinghouse Ranges Owners Manuals
Here are three years of Westinghouse Electric Range owners manuals packaged into one download.

Sections include how to use, clean and care for your Westinghouse Range from the early 1960's.

Models include:
1960: KAA40, KCA40, KDA40, KEA40, KFA40, KBA30 KAA30, KCA30 KDA30 KEA30 KFA30

1961: KAB40, KBB40, KCB40, KDB40, KEB40, KFB40, KAB30, KBB30, KCB30, KDB30, KEB30, KFB30

1962: KAC40, KBC40, KCC40, KDC40, KEC40, KFC40, KAC30, KCC30, KDC30, KEC30, KFC30

"No matter how much you've enjoyed cooking in the past, there's even
greater pleasure awaiting you now that you have a new Westinghouse
'Speed Electric Range. It's easier to use and gives you better results than
any range you ever used. And it's easy to clean, too.

No longer need you stand at your range and stir foods as they cook. Nor
will you ever need to worry about baking-you'll get perfect results every
time in your Westinghouse Oven.

There's new accuracy in surface cooking, too. There are marked heats
on the control of each surface unit. But you can "fine-tune" any heat you
want between those settings, so that your favorite dishes come out exactly
as you want them.

This book tells you how to use your Westinghouse Range to get perfect
results. So, please read these instructions carefully, and follow them
faithfully."

Ranges/Stoves
Published by:
Westinghouse
1962 132 84mb $9.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1952 Westinghouse Electric Range Owners Manuals
Here are the owners manuals to the 1952 line of Westinghouse Electric Ranges and Ovens. This manual shows Lucy Ricardo's first Westinghouse Commander Range from the TV Show I Love Lucy. Manuals include main owners manual along with the special manual dedicated to the deep-well cooker burner.

Models include:
Commander AC-774, AC-74, BC-74
Champion DC-74
Commodore ECA-74
Challenger EC-74

Now cooking will really be fun at your house!
Your new Westinghouse Speed-Electric Range will make cooking
so much pleasanter and easier. Foods will taste better, look better and
be better for you... and you'll have a cleaner, cooler kitchen, too.

Your new range has timesavers, moneysavers and flavorsavers.
Read the "How to Use" section for your particular model and learn
to use each feature for all it's worth!

Of course, you can still use all your favorite recipes . . . with greater
convenience and sureness than ever before. There are lots of new
things you can do, however, with accurately controlled electric heat.
Don't overlook the important cooking tips in the Recipe Section...
they are given special emphasis in the Index on page 80.

Ranges/Stoves
Published by:
Westinghouse
1952 112 122mb $9.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Appliance Manufacturer Magazine - February 1960
Appliance Manufacturer is a fun magazine to read for any collector or enthusiast of vintage appliances, electronics and other vintage home products. This highly entertaining magazine covered the design and manufacturing areas of Major Appliances, Small Appliances, Small Electrics, Radios, Televisions and other electric home products from the mid-20th century.

Of particular interest:

Very cool article on Maytag's new all-pushbutton Automatic Washer.

How Westinghouse's Roast Guard feature works on their electric ranges.

New packaging design for GE Appliances.
Trade Publications
Published by:
Appliance Manufacturer
1960 98 40mb $12.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download The Very First Post-War Westinghouse Laundromat Owners Manual
Here is an amazing find, the owners manual to the very first post-war Westinghouse Laundromat model C-3 from 1947!


Automatic Washers
Published by:
Westinghouse
1947 40 19mb $5.99

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Thumbnail Image of Download Use and Care Book for Self-Cleaning Ranges
Here is the owners manual shipped with many GE ranges from the late 60's into the early 70's. It covers specifically self-cleaning ranges.

Sections include:
SURFACE COOKING
Calrod® Surface Unit Controls
3-in-1 Unit
Cooking Heats -How to Use
Cooking Utensil Tips-Materials and Sizes
Cooking Chart and Information
Automatic Surface Unit
Automatic Surface Unit Cooking Chart
Griddle-Chart
Home Canning Tips
Safety Checklist While Frying

USING YOUR OVEN
Minute Timer Clock Automatic
Oven Timer
How To Use Your Oven
Baking
Broiling, Broiling Chart
Rotisserie
Meat Thermometer
Roasting, Cooking Chart
Automatic Oven Cleaning

HOW TO CARE FOR YOUR RANGE
Oven Vent, Duct
Porcelain Enamel
Surface Units: Plug-in Feature, Tilt Lock Feature, Removable Pan / Rings
Care of Your GE Range
Lamps, How To Replace
Broiler Pan
Use of Aluminum Foil
Leveling The Range
Oven Thermostat, Adjusting
Cleaning Charts, Parts, All Finishes

GENERAL
Safety Tips
Energy Conservation
Exhaust System
Before You Call For Service
Model and Serial Number Location
Ranges/Stoves
Published by:
General Electric
1970 36 30mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1918 Westinghouse Range Owners Manual
This is the oldest owners manual for any major appliance we have found up to this point. Westinghouse very first range was in 1914, so this is very early in the line. I can only imagine what housewives had to cook on before this range. This is a fascinating look at early range history. Even the writing style is completely different than what you'd see today by far!

Most women would like to cook if it did not require standing
over a hot stove. Planning a meal is not hard and mixing
various ingredients into the promise of delicious dainties or
preparing a roast for the oven is rather fun . But to be held
in the kitchen or even in the house during the long hours of
watchfulness is a different matter. And it is right here that
the Westinghouse electric range steps in and lifts the burden.

When the food has been prepared it may be trusted to
this silent servant with perfect confidence. There is no possibility
of instructions being forgotten or misunderstood . At
a given time, (the time decided upon,) the clock will turn on
the current and the meal will begin to cook. Again when just
the correct temperature has been reached in the oven, the thermostat
will turn the current off again and when madam enters
the kitchen after an afternoon of leisure or pleasure the meal
is ready to serve.

She herself is prepared to enjoy the meal equally as well
as any member of the family , because she has not had to think
about it since early morning.

Because the Westinghouse range reduces the labors of cooking
to the minimum, requiring no watching nor constant regulation
of heat, because it produces better food , and because
it is more economical, it will be in the kitchen of every modern .
progressive woman who is anxious to keep her family happy
and in good health. and yet does not wish to become a fixture
in the kitchen with its consequent limitations.

Ranges/Stoves
Published by:
Westinghouse
1918 38 10mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Built-In and Convertible Dishwasher Brochures
Brochures highlighting the entire 1976 GE Dishwasher line.


Dishwashers
Published by:
General Electric
1976 18 17mb $4.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Automatic Washer Timer Service Manual
This service manual is absolutely indispensable for any collector of vintage automatic washers, dryers or dishwashers. It's focus is on servicing Malloy timers. Getting timers rebuilt properly is getting harder and harder and in time we will have to completely rely on our own skills to repair these delicate timing devices. Sections include:

TIMER TEST AND MOTOR REPLACEMENT
TESTING COMPLETE TIMER
TIMER MOTOR REPLACEMENT, Mallory Timers
ESCAPEMENTS
CHECKING CONTACT PRESSURE
REPLACING TIMER THERMOSTAT

The checking contact pressure section shows how to fix the 2nd most common time issue next to timer motor failure. Mallory timers were used in most automatic washers from the 1950s thru 1970s and this service manual is valid for any brand that used Mallory timers.
Automatic Washers
Published by:
Westinghouse
1967 17 12mb $4.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1951 General Electric Ranges and Cooktop Owners Manual
Here is the complete owners manual, operating instructions and recommended recipes for all 1953 GE Electric Ranges.

Sections include:
Introduction
Your New “Liberator” Range
Your New “Stratoliner” Range
Surface Cooking with Calrod
How the Calrod unit Operates
Introducing “Push-button” Cooking
Your “Push-button” Controls The “When” in “Cooking by Color”
The Stratoliner “Tripl-Unit”
Your Liberator Ovens
The Stratoliner “Tripl-Oven”
Features Master Oven, Companion Oven, Speed Oven, Super Broiler
Calrod units in the Oven, too
How to Set the Oven Controls Automatic Oven Timer
Care and Cleaning
A Suggestion on Pots and Pans
Helpful Hints on Cooking Surface Cooking
Deep-fat Frying
Time and Temperature Chart Recipes
How to Use Thrift Cooker
Oven cooking—Electrically
How to Roast
How to Bake
How to Broil
Complete Oven Meals
Recipes

There’s a new star in your kitchen... a modern General Electric Automatic Electric Range. New joys, new experiences in meal getting pleasures will swiftly unfold, whether you’ve been cooking for years or are a new bride preparing your first meal for your adoring husband.

Perhaps you’ve used other types of fuel for cooking. If so, then you will know new thrills and experiences after you’ve learned to cook the modern way—with electricity. Or perhaps you’ve been using electricity for cooking, but have an older model electric range. Then, a new horizon in electric cooking is yours...it’s “Push-button Magic” for added convenience, added speed, and added pleasure. Whatever method you’ve been using before, your pride and pleasure in your new “Push-button” General Electric Range will grow year-in and year-out.

But...to enjoy its fullest pleasures, you must know and understand the many, many advantages of modern electric cooking. With proper care and proper use, your new range will give years of pleasant, dependable, economical service.

Come, let’s meet your new range, and become acquainted with its many features, its many advantages. For ... in knowing your G-E Range intimately, you will have more freedom from your kitchen. Your General Electric Range will be your silent servant ... to free you of many time-consuming cooking tasks.

Ranges/Stoves
Published by:
General Electric
1951 72 60mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download D&M - Design and Manufacturing Dishwasher Service Manual
Here is the comprehensive service manual to all D&M made dishwashers from the early models through the 1980s.


Dishwashers
Published by:
Design and Manufacturing
1978 83 36mb $7.99
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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
Published by:
Frigidaire
1962 88 70mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Westinghouse Dishwasher Owners Manual
Here is the complete owners manual and operating instructions to all Westinghouse built-in roll-out drawer dishwashers from the late 1950's.


Dishwashers
Published by:
Westinghouse
1958 20 41mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download The Maytag Dependability Story
This is another wonderful and rare piece of history. It was produced to explain the many proceeses involved in producing an automatic washer, dryer and combination washer-dryer utilized at Maytag's Newton, IA factory. This large format book (8.5 x 9) is filled with 20 rare full size photos of the major processes in the factory along with full descriptions of what you are seeing, such as:

Maytag wash baskets must be properly balanced so they will spin smoothly during the water extraction phase of the cycle.

The balancer, shown in this photograph, will indicate on a dial just where the additional weights must be added to the balancing ring to provide the specified smooth spin. No guess work here; every Maytag tub is scientifically balanced.

MAYTAG DEPENDABILITY means accuracy and precision in every step of the manufacturing process.

Automatic Washers
Published by:
Maytag
1962 60 37mb $4.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Use and Care Manual
This is a two part document, part 1 is a two page brochure highlighting the RR-7ET microwave. Part #2 is the full owners manual and operating instructions for the Amana Radarange microwave oven model RR-7A and RR-7ET.


Microwave Ovens
Published by:
Amana
1980 12 7mb $4.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1967-1971 Sears Kenmore Sales Circulars - Vacuum Cleaners and Floor Care
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 Vacuum Cleaners, Shop-Vacs and Floor Polisher sections from my collection of these circulars from 1967 to 1971.


Vacuum Cleaners
Published by:
Kenmore
1971 24 66mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Whirlpool Combination Washer-Dryer Parts List
Full parts breakdown including part numbers and wiring diagram to combination washer-dryer model W6009500.


Combination Washer/Dryers
Published by:
Whirlpool
1960 12 6mb $4.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1955 Speed Queen Laundry Appliances Brochure
Here is a beautiful brochure for the 1955 line of Speed Queen Automatic Washers, Clothes Dryers, Wringer Washer and Ironers.


Automatic Washers & Dryers
Published by:
Speed Queen
1955 32 60mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download The GE Review
The GE Review was an engineering magazine created to report on the advances of technology of the time, including advances in Home Appliances.

Articles in July 1952 issue...


Editorial: The Fourth of July

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

What works on raincoats may not work on cables—the basic differences are: length of exposure; effect of moisture on the electrical properties. Cables insulated with rubber compounds must withstand years of continual exposure with a consequent absorption of moisture. And moisture absorption has proved to be a contributing factor in cable failures. continued…
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Published by:
The Review
1952 58 61mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Frigidaire Built-In Cooking Appliances Catalog
Here is a wonderful catalog highlighting the Frigidaire Flair Built-In Ovens, Drop Leaf and French Door Wall Ovens and Compact 30 Built-In Ranges. Models include: RBB-102, RBB-100, RBB-101, RBB-102, RBE-530, RBE-G530, RBE-533, RBE-G533, RBGB-330, RBGB-335, RBGF-345, RBE-93-1, RBE-94A-1, RBE-94-1, RBE-G94-1, RBE-90-1, RBF-G-95, RBF-99, RBF-G99.


Ranges/Stoves
Published by:
Frigidaire
1963 12 12mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1957 thru 1961 Kenmore Combination Washer-Dryer Illustrations and Specifications
Illustrations and specifications for all Kenmore Combo's thru 1961. Years included 1957, 1958, 1959 and 1961. 1960 produced no new combo's for Sears as the '59 models were continued to be sold.


Combination Washer/Dryers
Published by:
Kenmore
1961 7 3mb $4.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Frigidaire Automatic Washer Handy Reference Guide
This is the earliest piece of Frigidaire Automatic Washer history we have found to date. It is a handy reference guide given out to show how to service the very earliest Frigidaire automatic washer. Images show earliest design of tub and pulsator mounting parts, some of which were changed and modified within a year or two to the more common Unimatic parts used through the 1950's.


Automatic Washers
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Frigidaire
1947 34 12mb $4.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Consumer Bulletin Magazine - June 1959
Consumer Bulletin was a highly respected consumer product information magazine from the 1930's onward. It was the main competitor to Consumer Reports from the 1930's through the 1960's.

Articles on Products and Ratings in this issue include:
  • The New Look in Vacuum Cleaners

  • Full discussion and ratings of 17 1959 Vacuum Cleaners

  • Electric Coffee Makers

  • 14 Percolators and the Sunbeam Coffeemaster Vacuum coffee maker, 6 failed electrical tests!

  • Automobile Instrumentation

  • Buying a Man's Washable Suit

  • Viewers for Color Slides

  • Sunglasses

  • Wonder Drugs

  • Sad end to men's dreams of a self-tilling garden

  • Bargains from Europe

  • How to clean a lens



Regular Features Include:
  • The Consumers’ Observation Post

  • Brief cumulative index

  • Listings of Current Phonograph Records

  • Ratings of Current Motion Pictures

Trade Publications
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Consumer Bulletin
1959 40 34mb $4.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Westinghouse Double-Load Laundromat Service Manual
Here is the complete service manual to all large capacity front-loading Westinghouse coin-operated Laundromat automatic washers.

Models include: LD-20, LDM-20, LD-20-3 and LDM-20-3.
Automatic Washers
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Westinghouse
1972 59 32mn $4.99
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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 $4.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download In-Sink-Erator Reversing Action Disposer Brochure
"TWO-DIRECTIONAL SHREDDING!"

Here is a brochure highlighting the In-Sink-Erator Food Waste Disposer from the early 1950s. Complete images, specifications and installation information included. This is from a time when In-Sink-Erator an independent company and was made by the In-Sink-Erator Manufacturing Company - Racine, WI.
Food Waste Disposers
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In-Sink-Erator
1951 4 5mb $4.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1962 Kitchen Ideas Book
Here is a general circulation brochure from 1962 that shows many different sample kitchens and their related appliances from General Electric, Hotpoint, Westinghouse, Youngstown Kitchens and a few others.


Miscellaneous
Published by:
NSP
1962 12 42mb $5.04
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Thumbnail Image of Download Workless Washdays with a Bendix Gyramatic Automatic Washer
Full owners manual and operating instructions that was packed with every Bendix Gyramatic washer in the early 50's. The Gyramatic was the first non-bolt down washer that Bendix produced for the home.


Automatic Washers
Published by:
Bendix
1951 32 17mb $4.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download The New Waste King Pulverator Brochure
"Most advanced, most efficient Garbage Disposer in the world!"

Here is a brochure highlighting the Waste King Disposer from the early 1950s. Complete images and specifications included.
Food Waste Disposers
Published by:
Waste King
1951 4 5mb $4.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Carefree Washing the Frigidaire Automatic Way
Here is the complete owners manual and operating instructions that was packed in Frigidaire's third generation automatic washer, model WL-60.


Automatic Washers
Published by:
Frigidaire
1949 52 23mb $4.99

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