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Hotpoint Automatic Washer and Dryer Line


Published by Hotpoint in 1958-- Absolutely STUNNING brochures for the entire 1958 Hotpoint washer and dryer line. This is the year that the new Co-Axial tranmission was introduced. This design was used until the end of the Chicago plant made Hotpoint washers.

Number of Pages: 20
File Size: 31mb
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Please note that all publications presented here at Automatic Ephemera are on average between 35 and 85 years old. This information is presented as a educational/historical reference on vintage products of the past. Any trademarks or brand names appearing on this site are for nominative use to accurately describe the content contained in these publications. The associated trademarks are the sole property of their registered owners as there is no affiliation between Automatic Ephemera and these companies. No connection to or endorsement by the trademark owners is to be construed.


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Thumbnail Image of Download Consumer Bulletin Magazine - March 1976
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 1970's.

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

  • Full discussion and tests of 26 vacuum cleaner models, cannister, upgright and combination models are tested. Brands include Hoover, Electrolux, Eureka, Regina, Sears, Singer, Montgomery Wards, Royal, Premier.

  • Tire Pumps

  • Stainless Steel Flatware

  • Flashlights

  • Coffee Makers

  • Brands tested include Farberware, GE, Proctor-Silex, Melitta, Mr. Coffee, Sunbeam, Van Wyck, Poly Perk


Please note this issue was lent to our library in a bound volume which could not be taken apart for scanning. An overhead book scanner was used, which produces very good quality scans, albeit with some slight page curling at the margins. The documents are clear and nice to read and the pictures are very good as well, however it's quite not up to the same image quality standard as a flatbed scanner.


Trade Publications
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Consumer Bulletin
1976 44 39mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Consumer Bulletin Magazine - September 1977
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 1970's.

Articles on Products and Ratings in this issue include:
  • Portable and Convertible Dishwashers

  • Full discussion and tests of 9 dishwashers are conducted. Brands include Admiral, GM Frigidaire, GE, Hotpoint, KitchenAid, Kenmore, Montgomery-Wards, Waste King and Whirlpool.

  • Caulking Compounds

  • Kodak and Polaroid Instant Camers

  • Household Cements

  • Grass Seed


  • Please note this issue was lent to our library in a bound volume which could not be taken apart for scanning. An overhead book scanner was used, which produces very good quality scans, albeit with some slight page curling at the margins. The documents are clear and nice to read and the pictures are very good as well, however it's quite not up to the same image quality standard as a flatbed scanner.
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Consumer Bulletin
1977 44 29mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Consumer Bulletin Magazine - January 1977
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 1970's.

Articles on Products and Ratings in this issue include:
  • Automatic Washing Machines

  • Full discussion and tests of 16 top-loaders and 1 front loader are conducted. Brands include Blackstone, GM Frigidaire, GE, Gibson, Hotpoint, Kelvinator, Maytag, Norge, Sears Kenmore, Sears Lady Kenmore, Speed Queen, Wards Signature, Westinghouse and Whirlpool.

  • Stereo Cassette Decks

  • Buying Furniture on a budget

  • Anti-Freeze Testers

  • Portable Electric Sanders

  • The real cost of automatic defrosting of combination refrigerator-freezers

  • Eight practical earn-at-home machines


Please note this issue was lent to our library in a bound volume which could not be taken apart for scanning. An overhead book scanner was used, which produces very good quality scans, albeit with some slight page curling at the margins. The documents are clear and nice to read and the pictures are very good as well, however it's quite not up to the same image quality standard as a flatbed scanner.
Trade Publications
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Consumer Bulletin
1977 43 28mb $5.99
Introductory Price of $3.99


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Thumbnail Image of Download Electrical Merchandising Magazine - June 1953
Electrical Merchandising is a fun magazine to read for any collector or enthusiast of vintage appliances, electronics and other vintage home products. This highly entertaining magazine covered the retail sales and merchandising areas of Major Appliances, Small Appliances, Small Electrics, Radios, Televisions and other electric home products from the mid-20th century. This was the Life and Look Magazine of the appliance world, in the same large size 10x13 format.


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

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

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

GE's Product Man Service Manuals were produced monthly to keep service personnel up to date with new products, appliance specifications, appliance service instructions, troubleshooting procedures, older product repair and parts changes, installation instructions, customer complaints and recommendations, testing procedures, tools for repairs, wiring diagrams, timer charts, appliance history and evolution and other important information regarding their appliances.
Automatic Washers & Dryers
Published by:
General Electric
1960 48 27mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1956 Washer Service Instruction Film Narrative and Service Manual
Here are two complete Kelvinator automatic washer manuals into one .pdf file. The first is the narrative to the "Service Instruction Film-Strip" on Installation and Disassembly. The second part is the complete Service Manual and Parts Guide to all 1956 Kelvinator automatic washers.


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

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

Full specifications, service and troubleshooting sections included.

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

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

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

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


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


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


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

These fact-packed bulletins report model changes, wash and dry cycle changes, service tips, new products being introduced, new parts, reports from the field, etc. Washers and dryers are both covered.
Automatic Washers & Dryers
Published by:
Maytag
1966 63 44mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1964 General Electric Washer and Dryer Brochures
Here are beautiful brochures highlighting the 1964 line of GE Washers and Dryers. Images and full specifications for each model included.

Models include: WA-1250Y, DA-1220Y, WA-950Y, DA-920Y, WA-805Y, DA-820Y, WA-650Y, DA-620Y, WA-550Y, DA-520Y.
Automatic Washers & Dryers
Published by:
General Electric
1964 18 36mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1961 General Electric Combination Washer-Dryer Brochures
Here is the complete brochure showing off the 1961 models of the GE combination washer/dryer.

Models: WD-860V, WD-560D.
Combination Washer/Dryers
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General Electric
1961 4 9mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1984 Maytag Dishwasher Service Manual
Here is the comprehensive service manual to all Maytag Jet-Clean Dishwashers from the early and mid 1980s.

Models Include:
"00 Series": WU-100, WU-WC300, WU-500, WU-WC-700, WU-900
"01 Series": WU-101, WU-WC301, WU-501, WU-WC-701, WU-901
"02 Series": WU-102, WU-WC302, WU-502, WU-WC-702, WU-902
Microprocessor Model: WU1000

Full troubleshooting, cycle-charts, schematics and servicing information is included.
Dishwashers
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Maytag
1984 213 103mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Maytag Automatic Washer model A212 Operating Instructions
Here is the complete Operating Instructions manual included with all Maytag A212 washers.


Automatic Washers
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Maytag
1983 8 7mn $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1962-1987 KitchenAid General and Service Bulletins
Here is a collection of the majority of KitchenAid appliances General Bulletins and Service Bulletins. The majority of information concerns dishwasher with a bit of disposer and trash compactor information included as well.


Dishwashers
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KitchenAid
1987 266 147mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Westinghouse Terrace-Top Range Owners Manuals
Here is a set of owners manuals for several Westinghouse Terrace-Top Range in the 1960's.

Models include: NTE3B, NTE3C, NTE3D, KTE3C, KLD30, KTB30A.
Ranges/Stoves
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Westinghouse
1966 48 34mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1973 General Electric Automatic Washer Technical Manual
Here is the complete technical manual for all 1973 General Electric automatic washers.

Sections include: Timer, Schematics, Select Switches, Water System, Drive System, Other Components, Cabinet Construction, Suspension system, Installation, Service Practices, Use & Care, Washability, Portable models.

Models covered:
18lb Washers: WWA9508P, WWA9500P, WWA9400P, WWA9300P, WWA8508P, WWA8500P, WWA8428P, WWA8420P, WWA8408P, WWA8400P, WWA8375P, WWA8364P, WWA8360P, WWA8305P, WWA8330P, WWA8314P, WWA8310P, WWA8300P, WWA8000P

14lb Washers: WWA7400P, WWA7350P, WWA7300P, WWA7050P, WWA7060P, WWA7030P, WWA7000P, WWA5500P, WWA5400P, WWA5000P

Portable Washers: WWP1020P, WWP1023P, WWP1150P, WWP5300P
Automatic Washers
Published by:
General Electric
1973 206 111mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1963 Philco Automatic Washer Brochures
Here are some beautiful brochures showing off the 1963 line of Philco automatic washers.

Pages contain full description of features, images of each model, full control panel views of each model and complete specifications.

Models include: W-236, W-234, W-232, W-231, W-233V, W-231V.
Automatic Washers
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Philco
1963 17 43mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1963 Philco Duomatic Combination Washer-Dryer Brochures
Here are some beautiful brochures showing off the 1963 line of Philco Duomatics, their combination washer-dryer line. Both electric and gas models are shown.

Pages contain full description of features, images of each model, full control panel views of each model and complete specifications.

Models include: CE-736, CG-736, CE-734, CE-730, CG-730, CE-730U.
Combination Washer/Dryers
Published by:
Philco
1963 17 41mb $7.99

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Thumbnail Image of Download 1965 Lady Kenmore Packet
This file includes all of the items packed with the 1965 Sears Lady Kenmore automatic washer models (except owners manual which is available separately here) 110.6504904, 110.6504954, 110.6505904, 110.6505954. Included is the Permanent Press Guide, Roto-Flex agitator warranty, full parts list and installation instructions.


Automatic Washers
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Kenmore
1965 17 6mb $4.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download ACCO Lawn Mower Sales Brochure
Here is a dealer sales brochure highlighting the 9 lawn mowers models available in the late 1950's from the American Chain and Cable company. Models include Rotary Lawn Mowers, Reel Lawn Mowers, Riding Lawn Mowers and manual push mowers.


Miscellaneous Housewares
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American Chain and Cable
1959 4 5mb $4.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1960 Philco Automagic Dryer Brochures
Here are some beautiful brochures for the 1960 line of Philco Automagic Dryers. Illustrations and Specifications included.

Models shown: DE-608, DE-606, DE-604, DE-602 and DE-600.

Please note the originals had some minor water damage on them so there are some water spots or slightly blurry spots. However these are still very readable and super fun to look at.
Clothes Dryers
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Philco
1960 10 15mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Kenmore Laundry Guide for your new Automatic Washer
User's guide for '68 Kenmore automatic washers Series 800 and 700.


Automatic Washers
Published by:
Kenmore
1968 36 27mb $4.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1959 Hotpoint Disposal Brochure
Here is a full color brochure highlighting the 1959 Hotpoint Batch-Feed Food Waste Disposer. Images and full specifications included.


Food Waste Disposers
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Hotpoint
1959 4 6mb $4.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Consumer Bulletin Magazine - April 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:
  • How to take care of the finish on your car

  • 1959 Automobiles

  • Information on Safety, Full Price Lists, Depreciation, Air suspension, Brakes, Choice of transmission and gear ratio, Decreased braking, and starting problems, with automatic transmissions, Present and future design trends, Durability of car bodies

    Special In Depth Reports
    1959 Plymouth, 1959 Rambler Rebel V-8, 1959 Rambler American
    CR's recommendations in six price groups

    Table showing important specifications and test results for the following 1959 cars:
    Buick LeSabreV-8
    Buick Invicta V-8
    Buick Electra V-8
    Cadillac 62 V-8
    Cadillac 60 V-8
    Cadillac 75 V-8
    Chevrolet Biscayne 6
    Chevrolet Impala V-8
    Chevrolet Impala Opt. V-8
    Chrysler Windsor V-8
    Chrysler Saratoga V-8
    Chrysler New Yorker V-8
    DeSoto FireSweep V-8
    DeSoto Firedome V-8
    DeSoto FireFlite V-8
    Dodge Coronet 6
    Dodge Coronet V-8
    Dodge Royal V-8
    Dodge Custom Royal V-8
    Edsel Ranger 6
    Edsel Ranger V-8
    Edsel Corsair V-8
    Ford Custom 300 6
    Ford Custom 300 V-8
    Ford Fairlane V-8
    Ford Fairlane 500 V-8
    Imperial V-8
    Lincoln V-8
    Mercury Monterey V-8
    Mercury Montclair V-8
    Mercury Park Lane V-8
    Oldsmobile Dynamic 88 V-8
    Oldsmobile Super 88 V-8
    Oldsmobile 98 V-8
    Plymouth Savoy 6
    Plymouth Fury V-8
    Plymouth Fury Opt. V-8
    Pontiac Catalina Opt. V-8
    Pontiac Catalina V-8
    Pontiac Star Chief V-8
    Pontiac Bonneville V-8
    Rambler American 6
    Rambler DeLuxe 6
    Rambler Rebel V-8 Custom
    Rambler Ambassador V-8 Super
    Studebaker Lark Regal 6
    Studebaker Lark Regal V-8


  • Pickup cartridges for use with stereophonic records
    A report on tests of nine of the new stereo cartridges including: Astatic 11T7B, Electro-Voice 21S, Electro-Voice 66, General Electric GC-5, General Electric CL-7, Ronette BF-40, Stanton 371, Sonotone 8T4-S, Weathers C-501

  • Care of city trees

  • "Charcoal-flavored” steaks and chops without charcoal

  • Modern imitations of an old-fashioned method of cookery, aimed to copy a prized taste appeal, present a real menace to consumer health

  • Use of stored paint

  • Anti-slip products for rugs

  • A skidding rug is a serious hazard.

  • Can “rug coasting" be prevented?

  • "No-iron" sheets and pillowcases

  • Dangers in metal work surfaces in the kitchen

  • Back to the days of Caveat Emptor. You pay your money and take your chances these days!

  • Wright Super Rebel power saw for felling and pruning trees


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 30mb $4.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Philco Service Automagic Electric Dryer Service Procedures and Parts Data
Comprehensive parts and service manual for all 1962 Philco Automagic Clothes Dryers. Models include DE626, DE624, 623 and DE625. Sections include Primary Service Data and Washer Specifications, Wiring Diagrams, Service Procedures, Parts List and Detailed Service Illustrations.


Clothes Dryers
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Philco
1962 40 19mb $4.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Electrolux Users Manual (Model LX)
Full owners manual and operating instructions to the model LX vacuum cleaner. This manual is filled with beautiful quintessential 1950's industrial art done in wonderful watercolors, it is by far one of the prettiest vacuum cleaner manuals around.


Vacuum Cleaners
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Electrolux Vacuum (now Aerus)
1952 51 51mb $6.12
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Thumbnail Image of Download Parts List for Kenmore Washer
Here is the complete parts list including part numbers in high resolution for Kenmore Automatic Washers, models:

110.6514712
110.6514762

Suds Models:
110.6515712
110.6515762

All colors, White, Turquoise and Coppertone
Automatic Washers
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Kenmore
1965 12 5mb $4.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1967 Kenmore Automatic Washer, Dryer, Combination and Wringer Models
Service supplement showing many of the 1967 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 large capacity washer as well as operating instructions for all dryers in the '67 line.


Automatic Washers & Dryers
Published by:
Kenmore
1967 28 16mb $4.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download New 1968 portable dishwashers featuring the world's first 2-speed 6-cycle model
Super fun brochures for both Front and Top loading portable dishwashers from 1968. Images and full specifications included.


Dishwashers
Published by:
Whirlpool
1968 10 16mb $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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Thumbnail Image of Download How to use your new General Electric Washer
Complete Operating Instructions and Use/Care guide to the top-of-the-line 1965 General Electric Automatic Washers.

Models: WA-954Y and WA-959Y.
Automatic Washers
Published by:
General Electric
1965 24 34mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1941 Bendix Automatic Washer Owners Manual
Here is the owners manual to Bendix's 2nd generation automatic washer. In 1941 they introduced a redesign of their original automatic washer.


Automatic Washers
Published by:
Bendix
1941 40 43mb $5.16
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Thumbnail Image of Download A Helpful Catalog of Frigidaire Products For the Home
Here is a complete product catalog from General Motors highlighting their 1951 line of Frigidaire major home appliances.

Products include:
Refrigerators, Electric Ranges, Automatic Washers, Dryers, Mangle Ironers, Electric Water Heaters, Kitchen Cabinets and Sinks, Room Air Conditioners and Dehumidifiers.
Full Catalog
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Frigidaire
1951 8 9mb $4.99
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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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1960 40 32mb $4.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1957 Dormeyer Appliances Dealer Promotional Brochure
Here is a promotional brochure sent to dealers of Dormeyer small appliances highlighting their appliances and upcoming advertising campaigns.


Small Appliances
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Dormeyer
1957 4 8mb $4.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download AMC Automatic Washer Installation, Operating and Customer Maintenance Manual
Here is the complete owners manual packed with the Associated Merchandising Corporation's (AMC) automatic washer model A154AP.


Automatic Washers
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AMC
1951 11 6mb $4.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1960 Frigidaire Washer and Dryer Fold-Out Brochure
Here is a sales literature brochure from Frigidaire in a fold-out format for their entire line of Washers and Dryers in 1960. Brochure is scanned at super high resolution of 600dpi. All models from 1960 are included.


Automatic Washers & Dryers
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Frigidaire
1960 2 38mb $4.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download The Keyboard Range
Beautiful brochure highlighting GE's top of the line electric range in 1957. Images and full specifications included.


Ranges/Stoves
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General Electric
1957 6 9mb $4.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1954 Westinghouse Hand Mixer Service Manual
Complete service manual to Westinghouse Mixer model PM-541 hand mixer. Sections include Explanation of Parts, Trouble Diagnoses, Adjustments and Tests, Replacing Parts.


Small Appliances
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Westinghouse
1954 8 9mb $4.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download How to Plan and Give Parties with Personality
Here is a super fun, quintessential 1950's party planner and candy cookbook created by Thos. D. Richardson.


Miscellaneous
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Miscellanea Documents
1953 52 15 $4.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1956 Frigidaire Automatic Washer Owners Manual
Here is the rare owners manual to the 1956 line of Frigidaire automatic washers. Models include the WI-56 Unimatic, WD-56 Pulsamatic and WS-56 Pulsamatic washers.


Automatic Washers
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Frigidaire
1956 32 8mb $4.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Bendix Electric Duomatic Washer-Dryer Poster
Beautiful large-format poster showing off the first Bendix Duomatic combination washer-dryer. Lots of information given about this machine including the results from "Atomic Evidence and Scientific Tests" from the Nuclear Instrument and Chemical Corporation of Chicago.


Combination Washer/Dryers
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Bendix
1953 2 4mb $4.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1974 General Electric Major Appliance Catalog for Builders
Complete 40 page catalog with images, descriptions and specifications to GE major home appliances.

Sections Include:
Oven Cleaning Systems
Microwave Ovens
30" Americana H-Lo Ranges
Mark 27 Drop-in Ranges
30" and 21" Free Standing Ranges
Built-In Ovens
Built-In Cooktops & Range Hoods
Range and Oven Dimensions
Home Laundry - Washers
Home Laundry - Dryers
Compact Washer and Dryer
Central Air Conditioning and Heating
Built-In Air Conditioners
Refrigerator Freezers
Built-In Dishwashers
Food Waste Disposers
Trash Compactors
Wiring Devices
Major Appliance Distributors

Full Catalog
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General Electric
1974 40 115mb $7.99

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