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Consumer Bulletin Magazine - April 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:
  • 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


Number of Pages: 40
File Size: 30mb
Download Fee: $5.99

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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 Dishwashers

  • Full discussion and tests of 13 portable and undercounter dishwashers are conducted.

  • Weather Instruments

  • Small Automobiles

  • Color Film


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Here the comprehensive service manual for the entire 1962 line of Easy Automatic Washers.

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1961 83 113mb $7.99
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1950 14 19mb $7.99
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Comprehensive service manual to the entire line of 1960 Hotpoint automatic washers. Models include:

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1960 54 97mb $7.99
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1970 8 19mb $7.99
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1982 16 14mb $7.99
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Here are some beautiful brochures highlighting the 1968 of Whirlpool automatic washers.

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1968 14 65mb $7.99
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Here are some super fun brochures for the 1971 line of Whirlpool undercounter and portable dishwashers, both front and top loading models.

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1947 62 80mb $7.99
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Here are some really rare brochures for coin-operated washers made by Whirlpool. Full images specifications included for each machine.

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1968 10 48mb $7.99
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Philco
1965 16 54mb $7.99
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1960 36 16mb $9.99
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1966 36 56mb $7.99
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1959 27 109mb $9.99
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1958 29 125mb $9.99

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1950 28 12mb $7.99
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1948 32 26mb $5.99
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1958 33 23mb $7.99
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1960 36 16mb $9.99
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1976 4 5mb $9.99
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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.
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1961 117 71mb $14.99
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1959 32 19mb $7.99
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1953 210 105mb $12.99
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1961 8 3mb $7.99
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