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1980 Sears-Kenmore Builders Catalog


Published by Kenmore in 1980-- This is the complete contractor and builder catalog for professionals to pick out new appliances in their residential building projects.

Kenmore Appliances included:

Built-in Cooktops
Built-in Ovens
Electric Ranges
Drop-in Ranges
Gas Ranges
Range Hoods
Micro-Classic Microwave Range Combinations
Microwave Ovens
Side by Side Refrigerators
Top Freezer Refrigerators
Frostless Refrigerators-Freezers
Automatic Defrost Refrigerator-Freezers
Dishwashers
Garbage Disposers
Trash Compactor
Hot Water Sink Dispenser
Water Heaters
Coin-Operated Commercial Washers and Dryers
Automatic Washers and Dryers
Wood Burning Fireplaces
Central Heating Furnaces
Split System Heat Pumps
Wall Air-Conditioners
Central Vacuum Cleaner System



Number of Pages: 31
File Size: 40mb
Download Fee: $7.99

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Thumbnail Image of Download 1947 Launderall Automatic Washer Owners Manual
Here is a very rare find, the Owners Manual, Operating Instructions Wall Chart and Warranty to the Launderall automatic washer which was the first horizontal access top loading automatic washer in the USA and possibly the world.


Automatic Washers
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Launderall
1947 23 9mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Maytag Big-Tub Washers and Matching Dryers Brochures
Here are some very cool Maytag sales literature brochures highlighting their 1970 line of large-capacity washers and matching dryers.

Models include: Washers: A906, A806, A606, A406. Dryers: DE906, DE806, DG906, DG806, DE606, DG606.

Please note there is some relatively minor water staining on these brochures, but they were cool/rare enough to post anyway.
Automatic Washers & Dryers
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Maytag
1970 28 24mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1977 Frigidaire Washers, Dryers and Laundry Centers Brochures
Here are some beautiful brochures highlighting the 1977 line of Frigidaire Automatic Washers, Dryers and stacked Skinny-Mini Laundry Centers.

Full images and specifications included. Models include...

Washers: WD-A, WC, WID, WIC-A
Dryers: DE, DG, DEC, DEG, DEI, DGI, DECI and DGCI.
Laundry Centers: LC-115, LC8-3 and LC-3.
Automatic Washers & Dryers
Published by:
Frigidaire
1977 12 11mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1977 Frigidaire Dishwashers Brochures
Here are some beautiful brochures highlighting the 1977 line of Frigidaire Automatic Dishwashers, both undercounter and mobile/portable.

Full images and specifications included. Models include: DWU-2, DWU-3, DWU-4, DWU-5, DWM-2, DWM-3, DWM-4, DWM-5.
Dishwashers
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Frigidaire
1977 8 9mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1977 Frigidaire Cooking Appliances Brochures
Here are some beautiful brochures highlighting the 1977 line of all available types of Frigidaire cooking appliances.

Full images and specifications included. Models include...

30" Electric Ranges: R-30, RG-35, RC-30, RCG-35, RE-36, RE-38S, REG-38, REG-38C and REG-39CD.
40" Electric Ranges: RE-47, RGC-45, RE-45.
Twin 30 Electric Ranges: REG-637V and REG-639CV.
Microwave Ovens: RCM-1, RCM-3, RCM-4 and RCM-6.

Ranges/Stoves
Published by:
Frigidaire
1977 14 10mb $9.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Maytag 1966 Competitive Washer and Dryer Report
Maytag compares it's newly designed washers and dryers to: Easy, Frigidaire, General Electric, Hamilton, Hotpoint, Kelvinator, Kenmore, Montgomery-Ward, Norge, Philco, Speed Queen, Westinghouse, and Whirlpool.

The purpose of this booklet is to better inform you of the comparison between Maytag and 13 other brands of automatic washers and dryers. It has been prepared from data supplied by the Maytag Product Testing Laboratory; every item and each statement has been checked for accuracy and validity by our Product Testing engineers.

Model changes often come at varying times during the year. We have made every attempt to give you the latest information available at the time of the printing of this booklet.

Automatic Washers & Dryers
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Maytag
1966 32 15mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1949 Kenmore Washer and Dryer Service Manual
Here is one of the earliest Sears Kenmore service manuals we have found. This covers both their 1949/1950 model washer (non-bolt down model) and dryer.


Automatic Washers & Dryers
Published by:
Kenmore
1949 47 $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1967 Easy Automatic Washer Brochures
Here are some beautiful brochures from Easy highlighting their 1967 line of Automatic Washers. This probably was their first year of variable-speed control machines.

Images and specifications included. Models include: WA-355, WA-344, WA-322, WA-323, WA-321.
Automatic Washers
Published by:
Easy
1967 14 13mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download KitchenAid Portable Dishwasher 67 Series Use and Care Guide
Here is the complete owner's manual and use/care guide to the 67 series of KitchenAid Portable Dishwashers.

Models include: KDR-67 and KDD-67.
Dishwashers
Published by:
KitchenAid
1969 20 12mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1956 Frigidaire Dishwasher Tech-Talk Service Manual
Here is the complete service manual to all 1956 Frigidaire Dishwashers. This includes extra supplements during the year.

Models include:

DWUW-Under-Counter Model
DWFW-Free Standing Model
DWSW-Sink Combination Model

In addition, the following four special models were available:
DWUW-1-Under-Counter Model With Primer Finish
DWFW-2-Free Standing Model With Wood Top
DWFW-3-Free Standing Model With No Top
DWSW-4-Sink Combination With Stainless Steel Top
Dishwashers
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Frigidaire
1956 43 20mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1983 Miele Washers Dryers Dishwashers and Vacuums Brochure
This is a German language catalog highlighting the 1983 Miele line of front-loading automatic washers, twin-tub washers, clothes dryers, ironers, dishwashers and vacuum cleaners.

Models include:

Washers: W756, W765.
Dryers: T369C, T366.
Ironer: B864E.
Dishwashers: G530, G530U, G530I
Vacuum Cleaners: S130, S236i, S225

Automatic Washers & Dryers
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Miele
1983 38 38mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1956-1957 Westinghouse Electric Range Owners Manuals
Here are the owners manuals to the 1956 and 1957 lines of Westinghouse Electric Ranges and Ovens. Manuals include main owners manual along with the special instructions manual.

1956 Models:
AH, AHS, BH, BHS, CH, DH, FH, EH

1957 Models:
AJS, EJ, FJ, HJ, RJ, DJ, KJ, CJ, IJ, KJ


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.

Your Westinghouse Speed-Electric Range will do the work for you ... provided you do the necessary planning and thinking.

Please read these instructions carefully. By doing this, you and your Westinghouse Speed-Electric Range will become wonderful cooking partners.

Ranges/Stoves
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Westinghouse
1957 56 21mb $9.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1966 Maytag What is New Dealer Training Guide
When Maytag introduced their brand new '06 line of automatic washers and dryers in 1966 they produced this book to show dealers exactly what all the new features are of these newly designed machines.


Automatic Washers & Dryers
Published by:
Maytag
1966 16 9mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1983 General Electric Dishwasher Product Information Manual
This 32 page book takes a fascinating look at features and benefits of GE dishwashers.

Sections include:
Benefits Customers are Looking For
Glossary
Systems Monitor of new Digital GE Dishwashers
Performance Flexibility
Energy Monitor Chart
Installation Information
Premium Dishwashers
Deluxe Value Dishwashers
Dishwasher Model Comparison Chart
Warranty Information

Models Highlighted: GSD2800D, GSD2600D, GSD2400D, GSD2200D, GSD1200T, GSD940D, GSD900, GSD640D, GSD600D, GSD50D.
Dishwashers
Published by:
General Electric
1983 48 24mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1983 General Electric Dishwasher Brochures
Here are wonderful brochures highlight the 1983 top-of-the-line of General Electric Dishwashers.

Models include: GSD2500D the all Electronic built-in Model and portable dishwasher modesl: GSC902, GSC702, GSC402.
Dishwashers
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General Electric
1983 8 7mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1983 Sanyo Portable Washer Owners Manual
Here is the owner's manual to the very first Sanyo portable impeller clothes washer.

Also included is the sticker that was affixed to the washer when it was brand new.
Automatic Washers
Published by:
Sanyo
1983 14 3mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1970 Maytag Washers and Dryers Brochures
Here are some wonderful brochures for the full line of Maytag Washers, Dryers and their portable machines as well.

Models include: A806, A606, A407, A106, DE/DG806, DE/DG606, DE407, DG406, DE/DG306, A50, DE50.
Automatic Washers & Dryers
Published by:
Maytag
1970 26 21mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1967 Frigidaire Appliances Catalog
Here is a catalog showing off Frigidaire Appliances for 1967.

Products include: Refrigerators, Food Freezers, Ranges, Built-in Ovens, Cooktops, Dishwashers, Disposers, Washers, Dryers and Room Air Conditioners.
Full Catalog
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Frigidaire
1967 20 13mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1951 Hotpoint Washer and Dryer Owners Manual
Here is the complete owners manual and operating instructions to the 1951 line of Hotpoint's washer and dryer.


Automatic Washers & Dryers
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Hotpoint
1951 40 25mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1972 Waste King Dishwashers Owners Manual
Here is the complete owners manual and use and care guide to all 1972 Waste King Dishwashers.

Models include: SS/911 and SS/878.
Dishwashers
Published by:
Waste King
1972 40 12mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Westinghouse 1965-1967 Continental Range and Oven Owners Manuals
Here is a set of six different owners manuals for several Westinghouse Continental Ranges from 1965 thru 1967.

Models include: KEE3H, KEE3J, OSE3E, KEE3B, KGC, KGC30, KHC30 and other models from the mid 1960's including the double oven models.
Ranges/Stoves
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Westinghouse
1967 102 42mb $9.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1961 General Electric Mobile-Maid Dishwasher Brochures
Here are some wonderful brochures for GE's portable top-loading dishwashers from 1961.

Models include: SP-40V and SP-60V.
Dishwashers
Published by:
General Electric
1961 12 9mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1955 Frigidaire Imperial Refrigerator Owners Manual
Here is the complete owners manual and use/care guide to all 1955 Frigidaire top-of-the-line Imperial refrigerators.

Models include: CIV-143 and CIV-115.
Refrigerators/Freezers
Published by:
Frigidaire
1955 48 24mb $9.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1972 Beam Central Vacuum System Brochure
Here is a sales literature brochure for the Beam Central Vacuum cleaning system for homes in the early 1970's.


Vacuum Cleaners
Published by:
Beam
1972 6 4mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1986 AEG Washers and Vacuums
Here is a German language brochure highlighting the 1986 line of AEG front loading washers and vacuum cleaners.


Automatic Washers
Published by:
AEG
1986 12 9mb $5.99

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Thumbnail Image of Download 1962 Frigidaire Refrigerator-Freezer Tech-Talk Service Manual
Here is the comprehensive service manual to all 1962 Frigidaire Refrigerators. Models include:

Models:
S-10-62, D-10-62, DA-10-62, D-12-62, D-14-62, FD-11-62, FD-13-62, FD-13T-62, FI-13T-62, FPD-14T-62, FPD-138-62, FPI-14T-62, FPI-138-62, FPI-158-62
Refrigerators/Freezers
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Frigidaire
1962 88 70mb $9.99
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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 1975 Maytag Dishwasher Service and Parts Manual
Here is the service manual to Maytag's very first built-in and front loading portable dishwashers. These were the belt-drive pump models.

Models include WU601, WU401, WU201, WC401, WC201.

Sections include:
Loading and Operating Instructions,
How it Works,
Cycle Sequence Charts,
Wiring Diagrams and Circuits,
Complete troubleshooting and servicing procedures,
Parts listing section.

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.



Dishwashers
Published by:
Maytag
1970 109 95mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1967 Hamilton Holiday Electric Clothes Dryer Service Manual
Here is the comprehensive service manual to all 1967 Hamilton electric dryers.

Models include: HE627W1, HE827W1 and HE827C1.

Sections include: General Facts, Installation, Cabinet Service, Drum and Drive, Electrical Components, Troubleshooting and Schematics/Wiring Diagrams.
Clothes Dryers
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Hamilton
1967 38 22mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Catalog of Replacement Parts for KitchenAid 2 Series Top Loading Portable Dishwashers
Full parts catalog showing illustrations of all parts along with part numbers.

Models include KD-2P and KDC-2P.

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 24 11mb $9.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Owners Manual to Maytag's Very First All Push-Button Washer
Here is the complete owners manual and operating instructions packed with every push-button control Maytag washer in 1960. Models: 160 and suds-saver model 160S.


Automatic Washers
Published by:
Maytag
1960 22 17mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Geneva Steel Kitchens of Distinctive Quality
Here is a brochure from Geneva Kitchens highlighting their line of metal kitchen cabinets and accessories from the early 1950's.


Home Products
Published by:
Geneva
1951 4 5mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1973 JCPenny Compact Washer Service and Parts Manuals
Here is the service manual to all JCPenny Compact Washers made in Japan in the mid 1970's.


Twin Tub Washers
Published by:
JCPenny
1973 26 12mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1959 Frigidaire Electric Range Tech-Talk Service and Parts Manual
Very comprehensive service manual for all 1959 Frigidaire Electric Ranges. Models include:

RS-30-59, RD-38-59, RCD-39-59, RCI-39-59, RS-10-59, RD-20-59, RCD-71-59, RI-55-59, RCI-75-59.

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.

If you are looking for the use and care manual to these ranges it is located here: 1959 Frigidaire Range Owners Manual
Ranges/Stoves
Published by:
Frigidaire
1959 139 88mb $9.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Frigidaire Washer Tech-Talk Digest for 1950-1959 Models
Here is an excellent reference guide for all 1950-1959 Frigidaire Unimatic, Pulsamatic and Multimatic Automatic Washers.

TECH-TALK DIGEST is a handy reference guide prepared for you, the Frigidaire Serviceman, as a source of information readily available on your service calls. It is designed as another aid in rendering prompt and efficient service on the customer's products.

This digest is made up of Automatic Washer information on 1950 models through 1959 models. Specifications, cycle of operation data, product illustrations, and wiring diagrams are included. It can be carried easily in your pocket or in the glove compartment of your car or truck.

Personal note pages are provided for you to use in entering items, such as Part Numbers, Service Tips, Serial Numbers, etc., which you want to keep for future reference.

We especially suggest that the Miscellaneous Section, Page 71, be carefully read and studied as it contains diagnosis and testing information applicable to all washer models.


Sections Include:
Capacitors-Checking by Wattage Method
Cutaway Drawings
Bellows Assembly, Pulsamatic Mechanism
Oil and Water Seal Bellows-Unimatic Mechanism
Mechanism, Pulsamatic
Cycle of Operation Tables
W0-65
W0-65-2
WV-35, 45, 65
WS, WD, WDS, WI-56
WI and WDU -57, WD, WSA, WS-57
WS, WD, WOP, WI, WCI, WCIR -58
WS, WD, WDR, WCD , WI, WCI, WCIR-59
Drain Screen-Removal on WV Washers
Electrical Test Procedures
Exploded Views, Mechanism
Pulsamatic
Three and Four Speed
Two Speed
Unimatic
Mechanism Applications-1959 Models
Mechanism Diagnosis and Improvements-
1959 Models
Motor Winding Resistance values-1959 Models
Nut and Seal Assembly-Improved on
1957 Unimatic Mechanisms
1957 Pulsamatic Mechanisms
Service Diagnosis-All Models
Service Replacements Without Moving
Washer-1959 Models
Snubber Plate
Clearance Check, Unimatic Mechanisms
Oil Check-Unimatic Mechanisms
Specifications
W0-65
W0-65-2
WV -35, 45, 65
WS, WD, WDS, WI -56
WS , WSA , WD, WDU , WI-57
WS, WD, WOP, WI, WCI, WCIR -58
WS , WD, WDR, WCD , WI, WCI , WCIR-59
SudsWater Saver Operational Diagram-WCIR -58
Switch, Lid-Operation Check on WI -58, WCI -58
Water Leaks-Suggestions for Correcting on
1958 Models
Water Pressure
Adapting Washers to Low Pressures
Timers for Low Pressures
Water Valves
Applications
Checking Inlet Screens
Repair, All Models
Tools
Wiring Diagrams
Wiring Schematics-Unimatic and Pulsamatic Mechanisms
Automatic Washers
Published by:
Frigidaire
1959 104 29mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Westinghouse Roaster Oven and Infra-Red Broiler-Grid Owners Manual
Full owners manual, operating instructions and hundreds of suggested recipes to Westinghouse's wonderful electric roaster.


Small Appliances
Published by:
Westinghouse
1954 68 32mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Information Packed with new Kenmore Top-Loading Portable Dishwasher
Here is the Opearting Instructions Manual and complete Parts List for Kenmore roto-rack portable dishwasher model 587.65510.


Dishwashers
Published by:
Kenmore
1965 24 18mb $7.99
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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 $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Rheem Wedgewood Gas and Electric Dryer Brochure
From approximately 1957 this brochure highlights the VERY RARE Rheem Wedgewood clothes Dryer. Images and full specifications included.


Clothes Dryers
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Rheem
1957 2 2mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download KitchenAid 16 Series Dishwasher Parts Catalog
Here is the complete parts list to all 16 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-16 KDI-16
KDC-16
KD-36
KD-56
KD-56A
Dishwashers
Published by:
KitchenAid
1969 88 31mb $9.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Whirlpool New Yorker Washer Brochure
Brochure and spec sheet the 24" Whirlpool washer known as the "New Yorker"


Automatic Washers
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Whirlpool
1957 4 7mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Beautiful 1972 Tappan Gas Range Brochures
Here are some fun sales literature brochures from Tappan highlighting their line of gas ranges in the early 1970's. Full images and specifications are included with each. Models include: Z30-3852, Z30-2852, Z30-2332, Z30-1432, Z30-1102, Z32-1552, Z32-1332 and Z32-1002.


Ranges/Stoves
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Tappan
1972 16 23mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Advertising Pack Number 1
Here is the first in a series of highly rare advertisements from trade magazines for Appliances scanned in High Resolution! This first one shows off beautiful ads for:
- Whirlpool FSP-Factory Service Parts:
- Easy Combination Washer-Dryer
- Westinghouse Appliances
- Hoover Vacuums and Small Appliances
- General Electric Dealers
Miscellaneous
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Advertising Packs
1957 6 10mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Hotpoint Automatic Washer Operating Instructions
Operating instruction card for washer model LW245


Automatic Washers
Published by:
Hotpoint
1962 6 3mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Hoover Solid-State Blender Brochures
Brochures highlighting the different kinds of Solid-State Blender available from Hoover in the mid/late 70s.


Small Appliances
Published by:
Hoover
1977 4 10mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Lawn Boy Lawn Mower Owners Manual
Here is the complete owners manual and use/care guide to Lawn Boy 21" self propelled lawn mower model 8227.


Miscellaneous
Published by:
Lawn Boy
1968 28 20mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Consumer Bulletin Magazine - July 1960
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:
  • Grape-Nuts improves its product — by leaving out a few very modern ingredients

  • Refrigerator-freezer combinations
    Nine frost-free and conventional models are included in this report. Brands tested: Amana Free-O-Frost, Frigidaire, General Electric, Kelvinator Foodarama, Leonard, Norge, Philco, Sears Coldspot.

    Both refrigerators and refrigerator-freezers have full-width freezer compartments, and on this account most people do not realize there is a vitally important difference between the two types of appliance. If you contemplate buying, be sure you have a clear idea of the difference between the refrigerator and the refrigerator-freezer, for if you buy a refrigerator when what you really need is a refrigerator-freezer, the results can be very disappointing.

    Some manufacturers have done little to eliminate this confusion or adopt clear standards of nomenclature. Indeed, some refer to both types of appliance as refrigerators; others designate some of their combination appliances as having “zero degree” freezers or “true freezers.” The following definitions should help to dispel some of the confusion which exists in consumers’ minds. continued...

  • The new Comet automobile
    Someone has suggested that the Comet may be the car for those who cannot decide between a full-size car and the compact models, as represented by Corvair, Falcon, Valiant, Rambler American, and Studebaker Lark. Actually the interior of the Comet is larger than the Falcon only in the trunk space, for both cars have the same passenger space dimensions and the same engines. Exteriorly, however, the Comet is bigger; it has a 4½-inch longer wheelbase, is 14 inches longer overall, and is about 115 pounds heavier than the Falcon. The Comet has dual headlamps while those on the Falcon are the older style single headlamps, which in CR’s opinion are preferable. continued...

  • Hedge trimmers
    Reports and ratings of 9 popular brands of hedge trimmers and 2 hedge trimming attachments. Brands tested: Black & Decker, Craftsman, Disston Dragon, Hedgemaster, Hedgshear, Little Wonder, Skil, Sunbeam, Trimmer Boy

    Trimming hedges and shrubbery with a pair of hand-operated hedge shears is a tiresome and time-consuming task. Electric-motor-operated trimmers make light work of the hedge-trimming chore. Even a novice, with a little practice, can turn out a well-trimmed hedge in a fraction of the time—and likewise a fraction of the muscle-weariness—required for hand trimming. There is a certain amount of hazard in using a hedge trimmer, as there is with nearly all power tools, but there is a greater hazard with hedge trimmers than some other tools, because there is no way in which the cutting blades can be guarded. continued...

  • Bargains from abroad
    It is not necessary to take a trip abroad in order to buy foreign bargains. This article tells how you can buy by mail. One of the joys of taking a trip is buying unusual items, or bargains, which can be brought back and displayed as souvenirs or mementos of the happy journey. Many people are not aware that it is also possible to get items from abroad by mail order, not quite so easily as they could buy something from Sears, perhaps, but with no great difficulty either. continued...

  • What pool owners should know
    Safety rules for homeowners with back yard pools

  • Portable electronic flash units
    A report on six of the new models - Brands tested: FR-150, Futuramic Strobonar, Metz Mecablitz, Multiblitz Color SL, Strobomite, Ultrablitz Monojet

    The development of the transistor and the new miniaturization techniques of the electronic industry have been put to good use in the design of the new portable electronic flash guns. Not too many years ago, the electronic flash or “strobe” unit was a bulky and heavy accessory and therefore unwieldy for the amateur photographer to carry and use. The “strobe” units were expensive to buy, and battery costs were high. By contrast, the six flash units discussed in the present article were all reasonably light, relatively inexpensive, and compact, and batteries were relatively low in price. continued...

  • The problem of fallout from nuclear tests
    Consumers’ Research presents the informed opinion of a distinguished physicist in the field of nuclear energy on the vital question of fallout and its dangers. On the topic of nuclear fallout and its dangers, there is a welter of conflicting opinions, and it is most unfortunate that the views expressed often represent publicity-seeking attempts by zealots who have an ax to grind. When scientists seem to disagree on questions of such a fundamental nature, the lay public is not to be blamed for finding itself puzzled and confused, and ready to question, perhaps, the honesty and competence of the scientists concerned. continued...

  • Tight watch bands can impair function of nerves of the hand
    A recent item in The New England Journal of Medicine reports damage to the nerves of a part of one hand which caused numbness of the thumb and the area at its base. Increase in the area of numbness finally caused the patient to resort to medical advice. No cause for the trouble was found, and during the next two months the normal lack of sensation extended to involve the index finger. continued...

  • What’s in a name?
    The product may change and change and change again, but the old name goes on and on - The makers of Cafotan tablets, one of the patent medicines mentioned in our article on “ Painkillers and ‘cold remedies’ ” in the October 1959 Bulletin, have written to Consumers’ Research to say that the Cafotan made today differs in composition from the product which we discussed. As a matter of fact, says Premo Pharmaceutical Laboratories, Inc., the maker, there have been two changes in formulation since the tablets we examined were made.

    Originally Cafotan contained aspirin, phenacetin, caffeine, and quinine sulfate. Although the maker claims that this formulation was discontinued well over 10 years ago, during World War II, this 4-ingredient Cafotan is the kind that Consumers’ Research obtained when we recently acquired samples of various drugs from the current stock of a busy retail drug store. During World War II, according to the maker, quinine sulfate was eliminated from the formula, leaving Cafotan for the time being as a straight “APC” tablet—aspirin, phenacetin, caffeine—not essentially different from dozens of other APC preparations. Then in 1958, Premo made yet another change, substituting sali-cylamide for aspirin. continued...

  • Garden hose—plastic or rubber composition?
    Plastic garden hose is much lighter in weight and more convenient to handle than rubber hose, use of which is now limited mainly to industrial purposes. Consumers’ Research has had several different brands and types of plastic hose in use and allowed them to be exposed to the elements all the year round for some years. Our observation has been that plastic hose is on the whole very satisfactory and has great advantages, particularly for a woman, in its lightness. As there are many brands on the market that are guaranteed for periods up to 12 years, there seems to be no point in attempting to differentiate between the specific brands of makes that carry a guarantee. continued...

  • Devices sold for draining flooded basements
    Two electric-powered pumps and a gadget which uses water power to move waterWant to pump water up to a height of 6 feet at the rate of 300 gallons per hour—without an electric motor or gas engine? Advertisements for the Speedy Drainer seemed to promise such results, but actual performance in tests at Consumers’ Research was much less impressive. continued...

  • Concluding test findings on the new outboard motors



Regular Features Include:
  • The Consumers’ Observation Post

  • Editorial: Are home furnishings advertisers missing the boat?
    Dependability in a household appliance is what women want most. At least that is the view of B. A. Chapman, executive vice president of American Motors Corp., and general manager of the Kelvinator Division. If Mr. Chapman is correct in his analysis, there are a lot of home furnishings advertisers who are throwing away large sums on full pages in what are called the “home shelter” magazines. As a matter of fact, that is just what the foremost trade paper in the field thinks is happening. Reporting an analysis of the full-page advertisements in the April issues of House & Garden, Better Homes & Gardens, and Living, Louis Goodenough noted that something like one third of the ads showed people in formal or semi-formal evening clothes, and commented that in this country we don’t dress for dinner as the British often do. “It’s about time,” he said, that we “have a return to home furnishings that do something for today’s consumer.” continued...

  • Brief cumulative index

  • Listings of Current Phonograph Records

  • Ratings of Current Motion Pictures

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"A dishwasher comparison report by the dependability people." Maytag compares its dishwasher to Kenmore, Westinghouse, Frigidaire, KitchenAid and General Electric dishwashers. Report shows why "they can't clean like a Maytag".


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


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1966 2 2mb $7.99
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Hoover revolutionized the vacuum cleaner industry when they introduced the Dial-A-Matic in 1963, with it's entirely different "clean-air" upright design. This is a comprehensive service manual that covers all of the Dial-A-Matic models, both self-propelled and non self-propelled. Step-by-step service instructions take you through complete disassembly of the machine, as well as disassembling and servicing the motor. Hoover again changed the vacuum cleaner industry in 1969, when it introduced the Self-Propelled Dial-A-Matic. This service manual also covers disassembling and servicing the actual power-drive transmission, which was at some point deemed too complicated and time-consuming to service, and was generally replaced as a complete unit if it deemed troublesome. There are some wonderful exploded views of the machine, motor, and power drive unit.

Dial-A-Matic models include (non power-drive): 1100, 1110, 1118, 1120, 1130, 1136, 1140, 1149, 1151, 1157, U5007, U5007-001, U5015, U5017
and power-drive models: 1170, 1176, 1178, U6003, U6003-001, U6007, U6039, U6039-030, U6041, U6049
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