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Consumer Bulletin Magazine - October 1959


Published by Consumer Bulletin in 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:
  • Anti-freeze

  • Floor waxes (brands tested: Aerowax, Beacon, Beautiflor, Butcher, Continental, Ful-Gleam, Fullustre, Johnson's Glo-Coat, Johnson's Paste, Kengrip, Klear, Preen, Sears Maid of Honor, Simoniz, Stanley, Stride, Wilbert)

  • Should you wax your floors?

  • Pop-up toasters (brands tested: Fostoria, General Electric, Hamilton Beach, Nelson, Toastmaster, Westinghouse)

  • Painting of galvanized steel

  • Painkillers and "cold remedies"

  • Patent medicines bought over the druggist’s counter without prescription may often be dangerous

  • Home is where the hazard is...
    You can’t be too careful around moving machinery— many household appliances have their perils. One unsafe condition or one unsafe act may be the cause of an accident. If both occur, as may happen, you, or a child in the home, are likely to be in real trouble

  • Low-priced stereo amplifier

  • Three stereo pickup cartridges (brands tested: General Electric, Shure Custom, Shure Professional).

  • Removing tree stumps

  • Paint at a bargain?

  • "National Titanium" is with us again

  • Misleading labels on electric appliances

  • Single-solution processing of photographic film

  • First, send for the fire department—unskilled attempts to put out fires are often futile, may be fatal

  • Clippings on matters of consumer interest are welcome

  • Eliminating bats


Regular Features Include:
  • The Consumers’ Observation Post

  • Brief cumulative index

  • Editorial What is a good television program, and who says so?

  • Listings of Current Phonograph Records

  • Ratings of Current Motion Pictures



Number of Pages: 40
File Size: 33mb
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Thumbnail Image of Download How to Get the Best Out of Your Top Loading Automatic
Here are two complete use and care posters packed with the following models of Hotpoint Filter-Flo automatic washers produced in the UK.

Models include: 96700, 96702, 15790 and 15792.
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Hotpoint UK
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1974 Siemens Washers - Dryers - Ironers Brochure
Here is an English language brochure from German made Siemens appliances highlighting all the features of their top loading automatic washers, combination washer-dryers, dryers and ironers.


Automatic Washers & Dryers
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Siemens
1974 16 57mb $7.99
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Here the complete use and care guide to Hotpoint Twin Tub Washers produced in the UK in the late 1970s.

This handbook covers Models:
14890, 14892, 14894, 14770, 14762, 14764, 1482, 1483 and 1464.
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Hotpoint UK
1979 20 7mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Classroom Textbook on Servicing Automatic Washers and Dryers and Combinations
Originally written in 1963 and updated in 1972 these were classroom textbooks for learning how to repair electrical appliances. A fascinating look at how appliance repair was taught and a great primer to learn how to repair vintage washers, dryers and combos. Underscores, notes and quiz answers were left in the document from the original student for extra information.

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NRI
1972 68 114mb $14.99
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Originally written in 1963 and updated in 1972 these were classroom textbooks for learning how to repair electrical appliances. A fascinating look at how appliance repair was taught and a great primer to learn how to repair vintage Sewing Machines, Food Mixers, Blenders and Vacuum Cleaners. Underscores, notes and quiz answers were left in the document from the original student for extra information.

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NRI
1972 68 100mb $14.99
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Originally written in 1963 and updated in 1972 these were classroom textbooks for learning how to repair electrical appliances. A fascinating look at how appliance repair was taught and a great primer to learn how to use appliance repair tools and testing equipment, repairing small appliances and lamps and fixtures and irons. Underscores, notes and quiz answers were left in the document from the original student for extra information.

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1972 68 113mb $14.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1947-1960 Frigidaire Dryer Parts Catalog
Here is the complete parts catalog to all 1947 Thru 1960 Models of Frigidaire Dryers.

Models include:
TJ-60, TJ-60E, TJ-61, T0-60, T0-61, TR-60, TR-61, TR-60-2, TR-61-2, DV-35, DV-45, DV-65, DV-66, DS-56, DD-56, DI-56, DI-2-56, DS-57, DD-57, DI-57, DI-1-57, DD-58, DDP-58, DI-58, DCI-58, DCI-1-58, DD-59, DCD-59, DI-59, DCI-59, DS-60, DD-60, DCD-60, DI-60, DCI-60

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 a vintage Frigidaire dryer.
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Frigidaire
1960 86 37mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1967 Hotpoint Electric Ranges Service Manual
Here is the complete service manual to all 1967 Hotpoint Ranges.

Sections include:
Introduction, Cleaning Operation, Special Components and Construction, Operation, Servicing, Service Diagnosis, Schematics and Wiring Diagrams, New Features.

Models include:
RS731, RS758, RB745, RB778, RB790, RB515, RB525, RB535, RB536, RB545, RB566, RB635, RB646, RB670, RB690, RC525, RC535, RC545, RC546, RCS49, RC635, RC646, RC669, RC690, RW65-G and RW85-G.
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Hotpoint
1967 38 25mb $14.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1959 Hotpoint Refrigerator Service Manual
Here is the complete service manual to all 1959 Hotpoint Refrigerator/Freezers.

Sections include:
Use and Care of your Refrigerator, Specifications, Servicing, Electrical Testing, Unit Operation, Controls and Wiring Diagrams.

Models include:
9EA8, 9EB8, 9EB11, 9EB12, 9EG11, 9EN12, 9ET12, 9EY12.
Refrigerators/Freezers
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Hotpoint
1959 52 36mb $14.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Who Else But RCA Whirlpool
Here is the official Whirlpool feature training book highlighting the 1966 Whirlpool washer, dryer and wringer washer lines. Whirlpool fans this beautiful book is definitely for you. This training series was similar to Frigidaire's VIP series which was given to appliance dealers to educate them of all the wonderful new features on Whirlpool appliances. Book contains beautiful images, cycle charts, graphics and comparisons for all aspects of the belt-drive washer and matching dryers and wringer washers.

The book sections take each Whirlpool feature and compare them to Maytag, General Electric, Frigidaire, Hotpoint Norge and Westinghouse machines!

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Whirlpool
1966 40 120mb $7.99
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Here is the official Whirlpool feature training book highlighting the 1970 line of Whirlpool built-in and portable dishwashers. Whirlpool fans this beautiful book is definitely for you. This training series was similar to Frigidaire's VIP series which was given to appliance dealers to educate them of all the wonderful new features on Whirlpool appliances. Book contains beautiful images, specifications, benefits and cycle explanations.

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Dishwashers
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Whirlpool
1970 34 82mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1968 Whirlpool Home Appliances Builder Catalog
Here is a complete builders catalog highlighting the 1968 line of Whirlpool appliances.

Products include: Gas and Electric ranges, refrigerators, commercial and domestic washers and dryers, dishwashers, disposers, air conditioners, ice makers and central vacuum cleaners.
Full Catalog
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Whirlpool
1968 16 18mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1956 General Electric Wall Refrigerator Owners Manual
Here is the complete owners manual and use/care guide to General Electric wall mount refrigerator model LW-11N.


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General Electric
1956 16 $14.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1955 Westinghouse Combination Washer-Dryer Owners Manual
Here is the owners manual to the very first Westinghouse Combination Washer/Dryer. Model WD-1.


Combination Washer/Dryers
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Westinghouse
1955 48 12mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1965 Frigidaire Electric Dryer Tech-Talk Service Manual
Complete comprehensive service manual to all 1965 Frigidaire electric clothes dryers.

Sections include: Specifications, Features, Operation and Testing, Servicing and Wiring Schematics.

Models include:
DDA-65, DD-65, DCD-65, Dl-65, DCI-65, DDF-65, DCIF-65
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Frigidaire
1965 100 58mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1948 General Electric Automatic Washer Brochures
Here are some beautiful brochures for the 1948 line of General Electric automatic washers. The is the 2nd line models of automatic washers produced. The AW6 from 1947-1950 line featured an 1140rpm spin!

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Automatic Washers
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General Electric
1948 4 27mb $5.99
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Here is a brochure that I haven't seen before, it's specifically for the portable models of KitchenAid 18 series dishwashers. Images and full specifications included.

Models include: KDS-58, KDI-58, KDC-58, KDR-67B, KDD-67B.
Dishwashers
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KitchenAid
1978 0 4mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1984 General Electric Dishwashers Brochure
Here is a brochure highlighting the 1984 GE line of undercounter dishwashers.

Models include: GSD2800D, GSD1200T, GSD900D, GDS600D and GSD500D.

Full images and specifications included.
Dishwashers
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General Electric
1984 8 5mb $5.99
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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.


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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.
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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.
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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
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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.

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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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Here is the complete owners manual and use /care guide to all 1958 Whirlpool clothes dryers.


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Whirlpool
1958 24 28mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1955 Frigidaire Built-in Oven and Fold-Back Surface Unit Tech-Talk Service Manual
Here is the complete service manual to all 1955 and 1956 Frigidaire Wall-Ovens, model RV-90 as well as the counter-top Fold-back surface cooking units model RV-92.


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Frigidaire
1955 16 14mb $14.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Maytag Laundering Guide
Here is the complete laundering guide that was packed with every Maytag Washer and Dryer in the mid 1980's.

This Maytag Laundering Guide tells how to effectively use your new equipment to obtain the best results with present-day fabrics and laundering aids.
Automatic Washers & Dryers
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Maytag
1985 20 23mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Electrical Merchandising Magazine - May 1959
Electrical Merchandising is a fun magazine to read for any collector or enthusiast of vintage appliances, electronics and other vintage home products. This highly entertaining magazine covered the retail sales and merchandising areas of Major Appliances, Small Appliances, Small Electrics, Radios, Televisions and other electric home products from the mid-20th century. This was the Life and Look Magazine of the appliance world, in the same large size 10x13 format.

May 1959 Issue

Highlights The New Wash and Wear Features of Laundry Appliances.

Great full page ads of the following laundry equipment (among other appliance ads):
Hotpoint Washers, Dryers and Dishwashers
Waste King Dishwashers
Frigidaire Dishwashers
Maytag Washers
Whirlpool Washers
Whirlpool Combos
Blackstone Washers
Easy Combo-matic
Philco Duomatic
Norge Dispensomat Washer and Dryer
Controls Corp Laundromation Cycle-Set Power Timer
Hamilton Washers
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Electrical Merchandising
1959 128 69mb $12.99
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Full owners manual and operating instructions for the Model 31 Filter Queen Vacuum Cleaner.


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Filter Queen
1970 14 8mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1957 General Electric Mobile Maid Dishwasher Service Manual
Here is the comprehensive service manual to all 1957 Mobile-Maid dishwashers from GE. This manual covers model SP40P directly, but the construction and theory should be similar on all Mobile Maid models from 1957 thru the early 60's.

The 1957 General Electric Mobile Maid is completely new throughout . The styling is different, the mechanism is new and the operation improved. It has high - style appearance and clean, unobstructed lines with a hidden power cord and unicouple assembly.

Sections include:
Introduction to SP40P Mobile Maid dishwashers, Operation, Preparation of dishes, Loading racks, Capacity, Adding detergent, Connecting the dishwasher, Running the dishwasher, Cycle chart, Operating cycle, Description of components, Rack assemblies, Silverware basket, Detergent cup assembly, Front cover and cover cap, Unicouple and housing assemblies, Latching mechanism and pull button for cycle interruption, Air vent and baffle assemblies, Calrod® heating unit, Water inlet valve, Control dial assembly, Timer control, Pictorial and schematic diagram, Setting relay, Overload protector, Safety pan, Motor and pump mechanism assembly, Cover assembly, Cover hinge assembly, Tub and cabinet weld assembly, Tub and cabinet gasket, Operational schematics, Parts lists, Service hints and Operation complaint chart.
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General Electric
1957 48 24mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1967 Montgomery Ward Coin-Operated Washer Service Manual
Here is a fascinating look at an early Montgomery Ward commercial washer. This is the complete 95 page service manual to model AWG-5023B.


Automatic Washers
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Montgomery Ward
1967 95 79mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1966 Speed Queen Gas Dryer Facts Manual
Speed Queen produced their Facts Manuals to give to dealers and customers information regarding their products throughout the 60's. These documents are filled with beautiful images, illustrations and full specifications.


Clothes Dryers
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Speed Queen
1966 8 10mb $5.99
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Full service manual for Westinghouse Laundromat models LAC-30, LCC-30, LCG-30


Automatic Washers
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Westinghouse
1962 48 35mb $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 Speed Queen Coin Operated Laundry Equipment Brochures
Here are some wonderful brochures highlighting the mid 1980's line of Speed Queen Laundromat and Commercial Coin-Operated Washers and Dryers. Full images and specifications for each product included.

Products include:
Perforated Tub Coin-Op Top-Loaders
Front Loading Coin-op Washers
Perforated Tub Manual-Dial Control Top-Loaders
Coin-Op Dryers
Stacked Coin-Op Dryers
Large Capacity Coin-Op Laundromat Dryers
Automatic Washers & Dryers
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Speed Queen
1984 14 21mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1974 JCPenny Portable Dishwasher Service Manual
Here is the complete service manual to all 1974 Hotpoint made JCPenny portable dishwashers.

Sections include: Specifications, Connecting Procedures and Dishwasher Operation, Operating Cycles, Dish-washing Education, Component Servicing, Service Analysis and Wiring Diagrams.

Models include: 6620-60 and 6620-61.
Dishwashers
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JCPenny
1974 56 28mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1955 Hotpoint Automatic Dryer Service Manual
Here is the comprehensive service manual to the all 1955 Hotpoint automatic dryers, both air-flow (model LB1) and water condensing model (model LG2).

Sections Include:
Dimensions-LG2 Dryer
Dimensions-LB 1 Dryer
Operation of LG2 Condenser Dryer
Operation of LB1 Blower Dryer
Installation lnstructions-LG2 Dryer
Installation lnstructions-LB1 Dryer
SERVICING
LG2 & LB1 Timer & Control Dial
LG2 & LB 1 Thermostat
LG2 & LB1 High-Limit Thermal Cut-Out
LG2 & LB1 Heating Units
LG2 & LB1 Motor
LG2 & LB1 Door Gasket, Door Panels, & Door Latch
LG2 & LB 1 Door Switch
LG2 & LB 1 Cabinet Panels
LG2 & LB 1 Drum Housing Panel
LG2 & LB1 Drum
LG2 & LB1 Main Bearing
LG2 & LB1 Idler Pulley & Arm Assembly
LG2 Water Inlet Valve
LG2 Condensing Chamber
LG2 Drain Pump
LB1 Blower Assembly
LG2 Wiring Diagram
LB 1 Wiring Diagram
Clothes Dryers
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Hotpoint
1965 24 24mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Waste King Food Waste Disposers Brochure
Brochure for the '69 Waste King Food Waste Disposers


Food Waste Disposers
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Waste King
1969 4 6mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Thor Automatic Washer Service Manual
Here is the complete service manual to the automatic versions of the Thor washer. Models include 452, 451, 453 and 454. Completer service, installation and operating instructions are included.

This service manual is to be used in conjunction with the Thor washer/dishwasher transmission Service Manual.
Automatic Washers
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Thor
1951 84 60mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Frigidaire and White-Westinghouse Dryer Service Manual
Here is a Tech-Talk service manual produced for the WCI made Frigidaire clothes dryers, models DE-2000C and DG-2000C. These machines are the exact same machines as the Westinghouse cross-vane dryers that were made for decades.


Clothes Dryers
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Frigidaire
1985 32 20mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Hoover Celebrity Canisters
Here is the brochure for the very first models of all Hoover Celebrity Canisters. Models highlighted:

Celebrity Custom S3001
Celebrity Deluxe S3003
Celebrity Air-Ride S3005
Vacuum Cleaners
Published by:
Hoover
1974 6 4mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Every laundry day you'll be proud of the way they get your clothes clean
Wonderful brochures produced by General Motors for their entire line of 1/18 full size, stacked and portable washers and dryers. Full images, specifications and control panel views.


Automatic Washers & Dryers
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Frigidaire
1978 12 11mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Blackstone Dryer Brochures
Brochures showing off the new 1959 Blackstone dryers, Middle and Bottom of the line, gas and electric models.


Clothes Dryers
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Blackstone
1959 8 11mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1977 Hotpoint Appliances Catalog
Here is a complete product catalog from Hotpoint showing their complete line of major appliances.

Photos, descriptions and detailed specifications are included.
Full Catalog
Published by:
Hotpoint
1977 52 83mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download KitchenAid Mixer K5SS and K45SS Instruction and Recipe Owners Manual
Here is the owners manual that was packed with every KitchenAid stand mixer model K5SS and K45SS.

Sections include:

Understanding Your Food Preparer,
Speed Control Guide,
Adjusting Beater To Bowl,
Care and Cleaning,
Helpful Hints,
Mixing Tips,
Recommended Recipes.
Small Appliances
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KitchenAid
1983 52 41mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Maytag Wringer Washer Instruction Book
Complete owners manual and operating instructions for all Maytag wringer washers from the 1950s and 1960s. Models include E2L, J2L, N2L, E2LP, J2LP AND N2LP.


Wringer Washers
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Maytag
1959 23 15mb $9.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1957 Philco-Bendix Automatic Fluff and Tumble Dryer Brochures
These brochures were produced right after the laundry division of Bendix was purchased by Philco. They highlight the first automatic dryers branded Philco-Bendix. Models include electric: DGE-C, DGE-D, DGE and gas: DGF-C, DGF-D and DGF.


Clothes Dryers
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Philco
1957 12 14mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1961 Norge Wringer Washer Brochures
Beautiful brochures highlighting Norge wringer washers from the early 1960's.


Wringer Washers
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Norge
1961 14 15mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1950 Hotpoint Servicegram Dishwasher and Disposall Service Manual
1950 Hotpoint Servicegram Manual covering Dishwashers, Disposers and related accessories. Sections include:

DISHWASHERS
Adaptation of 10MX4 Sink Tops on MC13P800
Dishwashers
Assembly of MC11P481 Cable and MC11P488
Jumper to 2CM16 Timer-
Checking the Water Level in the Ml7, 10, 30,
32MC1 Hotpoint Dishwashers
Chinaware in the Dishwasher
Circuits Controlling the Operation of Inlet Valve
Detergents -Effect on Counter and Sink Linoleum
Difference Between 2CM16 & 2CM17 Dishwasher
Timers -
Dishwasher Porcelain Top Availability and
Interchangeability Chart
SW193P302 Dishwasher Timer Cycle of Operation
How to Test 2CM16 & 2CM17 Timers
Improved Soap Dish & Drain Adapter Assemblies
Introduction of New 48" Non-Electric Sink
Leaking Dishwasher Doors
Low Water Pressure and Its Effect on the
Operation of the Dishwasher
MllP540 Motor No Longer Available From Factory
New Line of Hotpoint Dishwashers
New Return Spring for Inlet Valve
Operational Complaint Chart,
Proper Water Level in all Gasketless Door Type
Hotpoint Dishwashers
MCP13P205 Pump and Motor Assembly
Rack Adjustment
Removal of Wonderflo Faucet and Soap Dish on
10MC16 & 10MCP16 Hotpoint Dishwashers
Removing the Detergent Cup
Removing the Dishwasher Drain Valve
Removing the Inner Door oflOMC Line Dishwasher
Replacing the Detergent Cup Cable
Replacing Earlier CM type Timers with MC11P565
Timer Accessory Kit
CE21P2 Solenoid and CE6P2 Solenoid
Sticking Drain Valve
Typical Plumbing Dimensions for 1950 Line of
Hotpoint Electric Dishwashers & Disposalls
MC4P56i Vent Supersedure
Water Overflow on the Dishwasher Motor
Water Samples ·
Wonder flo Faucet

DISPOSALLS
Control Cover Parts
Flo'w Inter lock
Hi -Boy Trap
New 16MWP4 Assembly
New Hotpoint Disposalls -Cat Nos 10MW5 & 10MWP5
Operational Complaint Chart
Replacement Assemblies
Support Ring Gasket - J-1 Disposal!
Top Flange
Typical Plumbing Dimensions for 1950 Line of Hotpoint Electric Disposalls & Dishwashers,
Use of the Disposal! with a Private Septic Tank System



Hotpoint's Servicegrams were produced to keep service personnel up to date with new products, appliance specifications, appliance service instructions, troubleshooting procedures, older product repair and parts changes, installation instructions, customer complaints and recommendations, testing procedures, tools for repairs, wiring diagrams, timer charts, appliance history and evolution and other important information regarding their appliances.
Dishwashers
Published by:
Hotpoint
1950 91 59mb $7.99

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