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1955 Kelvinator Washer and Dryer Parts Catalog


Published by Kelvinator in 1955-- Here are complete diagrams and part information for the 1955 Kelvinator automatic washer and dryer. Models: AW2 and DE2.

Number of Pages: 32
File Size: 16mb
Download Fee: $5.99

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Thumbnail Image of Download 1960 Kenmore 80-Series Push Button Washer Owners Manual
Here is the complete owners manual to the 1960 Kenmore 80-Series automatic washer with the all push-button control panel.


Automatic Washers
Published by:
Kenmore
1960 20 11mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1987 Whirlpool Washers and Dryers Brochure
Here is the complete 1987 laundry line of Whirlpool full size, stacked and portable washers and dryers. The brochure contains all direct-drive Whirlpool washers and matching dryers.

Models include:
Washers: LA3400XS, LA4400XS, LAS400XS, LA6300XS, LA5000XS, LA5300XS, LA5500XS, LA5700XS, LA6150XS, LA7700XS, LAJBOOXS, LA5380XS, LA5580XS, LA5800XS, LA7800XS, LABBOOXS, LA9800XS.

Dryers: LE/GZOOOXS, LE/G3000XS, LE/G5700XS, LE/G5800XS, LE/G6150XS, LE/G7800XS, LE/G9800XS.

Stacked Models: LT4900XS, LT5000XS.

Portable models: LC49000XS, LC4500XS, LT4900XS, LTSOOOXS.
Automatic Washers & Dryers
Published by:
Whirlpool
1987 24 20mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1985 Gibson Washers and Dryers Brochures
Here are some sales literature brochures highlighting the 1985 line of Gibson Washers and Dryers. Images and full specifications included.

Models include:
Washers: WA28S2WS, WA2805WS, WA28D7WS, DE/DG28T2WS, DE/DG28A6WS, WA24P2WS, DE24P2WS, WA24S4WS, DE24A7WS, DE24A7WS.
Automatic Washers & Dryers
Published by:
Gibson
1985 14 8mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1983 KitchenAid-Hobart 20-Series Dishwashers and Appliances Brochures
Here are some wonderful brochures highlighting the KD-20 series of KitchenAid home dishwashers, both undercounter and portable models.

Models include: KDS-20, KDP-20, KDI-20, KDC-20, KDS-60, KDI-60, KDC-60.

Also include brochures for KitchenAid food waste disposers, trash compactors and hot water dispenser.
Dishwashers
Published by:
KitchenAid
1983 22 17mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download KitchenAid 20 Series Dishwasher Training Booklet
Here is a fascinating 40 page book looking at how Hobart educated their sales reps to show off all the features and quality of the 20-Series KitchenAid Dishwashers.


Dishwashers
Published by:
KitchenAid
1983 40 28mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1983 KitchenAid Built-In Top-of-the-Line Dishwasher Comparison
Now this is super interesting, here is a comparison brochure of the KDS-20 Superba Dishwashers to all other major brands of dishwashers in the mid 1970's. Topics include:

Water Heating Systems, Motors, Wash Systems and Wash-Arms, Loading, Filtration and Waste Removal, Drying systems, Frames, Tanks, Inner Doors, Fill and Drain Systems, Weights.
Dishwashers
Published by:
KitchenAid
1983 20 13mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Eureka 2300 Series Upright Vacuum Cleaner Owners Guide
Here is the complete owners manual to Eureka upright vacuum cleaner model series/2300.


Vacuum Cleaners
Published by:
Eureka
1977 8 4mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1952 Kenmore Ken-Cart Owners Manual
Here is the complete owners manual to Kenmore Ken-Kart Vacuum Cleaners from the early 1950's. Model 116.732.


Vacuum Cleaners
Published by:
Kenmore
8 8 23mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1980 General Electric Washer and Dryer Brochures
Here are sales litureate brochures for the 1980 line of General Electric Automatic Washers, Dryers and portable washer and dryer.

Models include:
Washers:
WWA8470V
WWA8450V
WWA8350V
WWA8320V
WWA8300V
WWA7070V
WWA7050V
WWA5800V
WWA5600V
WWA7060V
WWA3100V

Dryers:
DDE 4000V
DDE9200V
DDG9280V
DDE8200V
DDG8280V
DDE7500V
DDG7580V
DDE5900V
DDG5980V
DDE5300V
DDG5380V
DDC0580V
DDC4580V

Portables:
WWP1150V
DDP1200V
Automatic Washers & Dryers
Published by:
General Electric
1980 18 15mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Hotpoint Customline Oven and Surface-Cooktop Unit Owners Manual
Here is the complete owners manual and use and care guide to 1958 Hotpoint Customline Built-in Cooking Appliances.

Models include:
Customline Surface Cooktops: RM701, RN101, RK501, RK601

Customline Golden Plug-in Griddle

Cutomline Built-In Ovens: RJ111, RJ206, RJ601, RL701

Please note this document was donated to the library in pre-scanned pdf format. It is scanned at high-resolution but there are some slightly areas of blurring and discoloration, however it is completely readable and usable.
Ranges/Stoves
Published by:
Hotpoint
1958 64 24mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1957 Whirlpool Range Owners Manual
Here is the comprehensive service manual to all 1957 Whirlpool electric ranges.

Wiring Diagrams, troubleshooting and service procedures included.

Models include:
Deluxe: W5743510,

Super-Deluxe: W5743910,

Custom: W5745610, W5745620,

Supreme: WS743710, WS745710

Imperial: W5743710, W5745710, W5743810, W5743811, W5745820, W5745830
Ranges/Stoves
Published by:
Whirlpool
1957 57 33mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1980 General Electric Dishwasher Brochures
Here are some sales literature brochures from the 1979/1980 line of GE Dishwashers. Images and Specifications included for each model. Both built-in and Portable/Convertible models included.

Models include:
GSD1200S, GSD1000S, GSD900X, GSD650W, GSD551W, GSD400W, GSD1200, GSD1000, GSD900, GSC950W, GSC650W, SGSC450W, GSD400W, GSD390W.
Dishwashers
Published by:
General Electric
1980 17 15mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1983 Kelvinator Appliances Catalog
Here is a 52 page catalog of WCI/Kelvinator appliances from 1983. Full images and descriptions of all models available at that time included.

Products include:
Refrigerators
Freezers
Ranges
Full Size Automatic Washers
Full Size Clothes Dryers
Portable and Space Saving Washers and Dryers
Dishwashers
Air Conditioners
Dehumidifiers

Full Catalog
Published by:
Kelvinator
1983 52 45mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1980 General Electric Range Sales Power Manual
Quality Ranges - Better Ways to Cook and Clean.

This 48 page book takes a fascinating look at features and benefits of GE ranges.

Sections include:
Basic Features and Benefits
Range Quality Story
Why People Buy GE Ranges
Consumer Profile/Buying Trends
Electric Range Industry
Range Model Nomenclature
Control Panel
Cooktop
Door Design
Ovens
Standard
Continuous Cleaning
Self -Cleaning
Oven Cooking
Broiling
Baking
Rotisserie
Automatic Meat Thermometer
Clean Sweep Design
30" Range with Electronic Touch Timer
30" Americana® Hi/Low Range
Hi/Low & Built-In Microwave Ranges
TimeMaker™ Range
Mark 27 Drop-In Range
30" Slide-In Range
Grill/Griddle Range
Built-In Ovens
Cooktops
Hoods
Spacemaker™ Microwave Oven
Energy Conservation Tips
Questions & Answers
Range Accessories
Oven Interior Dimensions
Modular Range Displays
Warranties
Notes
Ranges/Stoves
Published by:
General Electric
1980 48 27mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1967 Philco-Ford Top-Loading Washer Brochures
Here are brochures for the entire 1967 line of Philco top-loading Automatic Washer line. Full images, control panel views and specifications and machine price list included.

Models include: W-2G8, W-2G6, W-2G4, W-2G3, W-2G2, W-2G1.

This brochure is rare and it's scanned at super high-resolution of 600dpi for crisper close-ups/zooms.
Automatic Washers
Published by:
Philco
1967 14 46mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1967 Philco-Ford Clothes Dryer Brochures
Here are brochures for the entire 1967 line of Philco gas and electric clothes dryers. Full images, control panel views and specifications and machine price list included.

Models include: DG-6G8, DE-6G8, DG-6G4, DE-6G4, DG-6G3, DE-6G3, DG-6G2, DE-6G2,
Clothes Dryers
Published by:
Philco
1967 20 16mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1967 Philco-Ford Automatic Dishwasher Brochures
Here are brochures for the entire 1967/1968 line of Philco undercounter and portable dishwashers. Full images and specifications.

Models include: KC16H6, KC14H2, KP18H6, KP14H4, KP12H2, KU16H6, KU14H2, KP18G6, KP14G4, KP12G2.
Dishwashers
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Philco
1967 10 7mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1976 Frigidaire Washers, Dryers and Laundry Centers Brochures
Here are some beautiful brochures highlighting the 1976 line of Frigidaire Automatic Washers, Dryers and stacked Skinny-Mini Laundry Centers.

Full images and specifications included. Models include...

Washers: WIC, WID, WCD, WCDA, WL, WA.
Dryers: DE, DG, DEC, DEG, DEI, DGI, DECI and DGCI.
Laundry Centers: LC-115 and LC-3.

Also included in the 1976 brochure is the very rare model budget model WA. This is a 1/18 style washer, with a timed fill and 1960's style Deep Action Agitator. Appended at the end is the Tech-Tips introducing the new budget model with full views of the control panel, washer tub and agitator and cycle charts.

This brochure is rare and it's scanned at super high-resolution of 600dpi for crisper close-ups/zooms.
Automatic Washers & Dryers
Published by:
Frigidaire
1976 19 56mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1976 Frigidaire Dishwashers Brochures
Here are some beautiful brochures highlighting the 1976 line of Frigidaire Automatic Dishwashers, both undercounter and mobile/portable.

Full images and specifications included. Models include: D-UD, D-UCD, D-UI, D-UCI, D-MCD, D_MI, D_MCI.
Dishwashers
Published by:
Frigidaire
1976 8 7mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1976 Frigidaire Cooking Appliances Brochures
Here are some beautiful brochures highlighting the 1976 line of all available types of Frigidaire cooking appliances.

Full images and specifications included. Models include...

30" Electric Ranges: R-30, RG-35, RCG-35, RE-36, REG-38, REG-37C and REG-39CD.
40" Electric Ranges: RE-47, REC-45, RE-45.
Twin 30 Electric Ranges: REG-637V and REG-639CV.
Compact 30 Ranges: R-530, RG-533, RE-537, RE-539C and REG-539CD
Wall Ovens: RG-94, RG-97, RE-94, RE-97 and RE-94D.
Cooktops: RB-131, RB-133, RB-137C and RB-139D.
Microwave Ovens: RCM-2, RCM-4 and RCM-6.

Ranges/Stoves
Published by:
Frigidaire
1976 26 22mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1954 Westinghouse Electric Range Owners Manuals
Here are the owners manuals to the 1954 line of Westinghouse Electric Ranges and Ovens. Manuals include main owners manual along with the special manual dedicated to the deep-well cooker burner.

Manual #1 Models include:
Commander AG, BG
Champion DG
Commodore CG, EG

Manual #2 Models include:
Imperial 30 FG
Thirty GG
Leader HG
Rancho JG
Coronet KG, LG

Now cooking will really be fun at your house! 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.

However, I'm asking just one favor. Your Westinghouse Speed Electric Range will gladly do the work for you... provided you do the necessary planning and thinking.

So, won't you please read the instructions in the front of this recipe book carefully. It won't take long... and by doing this, you and your Westinghouse Speed-Electric Range will become wonderful cooking partners.

Ranges/Stoves
Published by:
Westinghouse
1954 136 52mb $9.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Hoover Comprehensive Vacuum Cleaner Parts Catalog
Here is an extensive collection of parts diagrams with descriptions of the parts and part numbers for many years of Hoover vacuums.

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 vintage Hoover vacuum cleaners.

Models included in this catalog include:
12/14
28
29
31/32/33/34/35/36
41/42/50/51/53/55
61
62/63/64
65/66/67/68/69/70
82/84/84B/85/86/87/88
91
115
334
344
348
404/409
415
434/444/454
564/574
584
589/593
634
704/704-01/706/707/714
719/728
843/858
913/913-01
918
1010/1020/1030/1060/
1070/1076
1100/1110/1118/1120/
1130/1136/1140/1149/
1151/1157/1170/1176/
1178/U6003/U6007
1330/1340/1348
2000/2001/2010/2011/
2017
2040/2048/S302l/S3023
2100/2110/2120
2200/2201/2204/2208/
2210/2260/2266
2610/2720/2726
2800
2830/2836
2900/2901/2910/2911
2940
2941/2950
2951/2970
2960/2980/2904
U4001/U4019/U4021/
U4003/U4005/U4007/
U4009
S3001
S3003
S3005
S2003/S2005/S2007
Vacuum Cleaners
Published by:
Hoover
1973 139 67mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1968 Easy Automatic Washer Brochures
Here are beautiful brochures highlighting the 1968 line of Easy automatic washers. There are Hotpoint (Chicago factory made) solid-tub machines. Top-of-line machine has variable speed control!

Full specifications and control panel images included for each model.

Models include: WA-455, WA-444, WA-423, WA-422, WA-421, WA-411.
Automatic Washers
Published by:
Easy
1968 16 17mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1968 Easy Clothes Dryer Brochures
Here are beautiful brochures from Easy showing off their 1968 line of automatic gas and electric dryers. Full control panel images and specifications included.

Models include: DE-455, DG455, DE-444, DG-444, DE-423, DG-423, DE-422, DG-422, DE-400.
Clothes Dryers
Published by:
Easy
1968 18 17mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1976 KitchenAid Built-In Top-of-the-Line Dishwasher Comparison
Now this is super interesting, here is a comparison brochure of the KDS-18 Superba Dishwashers to all other major brands of dishwashers in the mid 1970's. Topics include:

Machine Frames, Wash Chambers/Tubs, Motors, Wash Arms and Systems, Filtration, Drying methods, Fill and Drain systems, Loading/Racks, Weight.
Dishwashers
Published by:
KitchenAid
1976 20 9mb $7.99

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Thumbnail Image of Download Sunbeam Controlled Heat Automatic Frypan Owners Manual
Full owners manual and operating instructions for Sunbeam's wonderful automatic frypan from the 1950's. Both 10" and 12" models. Includes operating instructions, how to care for the unit and delicious recipes, including how to bake a cake in your frypan!


Small Appliances
Published by:
Sunbeam
1953 20 12mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Beam Central Vacuum Brochure
From the Beam Company of Webster City, IA (the same company that made Beam automatic washer parts) comes this brochure highlighting their 1961 central vacuum system.


Vacuum Cleaners
Published by:
Beam
1961 4 6mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Maytag Comprehensive Part Number Guide
Here is a wonderful guide for anyone with vintage Maytag laundry equipment. It has many images and diagrams of all the major parts as well as the part numbers for Maytag's automatic washers, dryers and combination washer-dryers from 1949 thru 1962. Having the right part numbers will make searches much easier.


Automatic Washers & Dryers
Published by:
Maytag
1962 42 26mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download General Electric Automatic Built-In Dishwashers with Soft Food Disposer Brochure
Beautiful brochure highlighting the line of late 1960s GE Dishwashers, including the GE Versatronic Americana model with Power Scrub.


Dishwashers
Published by:
General Electric
1969 8 9mb $5.99
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Users Guide and Owners Manuals for the '62 lower end model series 2430, 2420, 2410 and 2400. Illustrations, control dial views and full cycle charts included for each model.


Automatic Washers
Published by:
Kenmore
1962 28 19mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Maytag Combination Washer-Dryer Owners Manual
Here is an extremely rare owners manual. It the full use and care guide to Maytag's Combination Washer-Dryer, model 340W!


Combination Washer/Dryers
Published by:
Maytag
1962 36 12mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1980 General Electric Refrigerator-Freezers Brochure
Here is a sales brochure highlighting the entire line of 1980 GE Electric Refrigerators. Images and Full detailed specifications included for each model.

Appliances highlighted:

Side-by-Side No-Frost Refrigerator/Freezers
No Frost Top-Freezer Refrigerator/Freezers
Manual and Cycle-Defrost Refrigerator/Freezers
Food Freezers
Refrigerators/Freezers
Published by:
General Electric
1980 10 12mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Whirlpool Automatic Washer Operating Instructions
Here it is, the owners manual to Whirlpool's very first Electronic Control Automatic Washer!


Automatic Washers
Published by:
Whirlpool
1978 16 10mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Eureka Canister Vacuum Brochures
Here are some beautiful Eureka vacuum cleaner sales literature brochures highlighting their 1975 line, both power head and straight suction models.

Models include: 1288, 1266, 1261, 1255, 1248, 1246, 1245, 3560, 3460, 3440, 3360, 3240 and 3220.
Vacuum Cleaners
Published by:
Eureka
1975 26 35mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Washer and Dryer Brochure
Brochure for GE Washer WWA5400P, Electric Dryer DDE5200P and Gas Dryer DDG5283P.


Automatic Washers
Published by:
General Electric
1972 4 4mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download The Workless Washday
"A Washing Manual for the woman who delights in cleanliness and takes pride in homemaking..."

In 1938 Bendix introduced the world's very first automatic washer. Two years later in 1940 Bendix created this second generation machine that was made until the war temporally halted production. Here is the full owners manual to the pre-war Bendix Deluxe bolt-down Washer.
Automatic Washers
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Bendix
1940 40 28mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Rainbow - The Machine of Tomorrow - Today
Here is the full owners manual and operating instructions to the Rainbow Vacuum Cleaner model D3.

"Only the Rainbow combines the principle of Hydrodynamics (water in motion) and Aerodynamics (air in motion) to assure a cleaner home and a mechanical maid of many uses. It freshens the air, while it cleans by drowning the dust and dirt in water. Everything in the home is cleaned just as the dirty dishes and clothing are cleaned- using nature's terrific water filtering principle... water washed clean."
Vacuum Cleaners
Published by:
Rainbow
1981 18 14 $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Speed Queen Wringer Washer Operating Instructions
Complete owners manual/use and care guide to Speed Queen wringer washers from the late 1970's to the early 1980's.

Models highlighted include: DW3090 and DW3092.
Wringer Washers
Published by:
Speed Queen
1982 20 8mb $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

Trade Publications
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Consumer Bulletin
1960 40 32mb $4.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Apex Spiral Dasher Wringer Washer Brochures
Here are some beautiful brochures highlighting Apex Wringer Washers from the mid 50's. Spiral Dasher and two kinds of "Triple-Action Agitator" machines.


Wringer Washers
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Apex
1953 14 21mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download A Complete Automatic Home Laundry Anywhere in your New Home
A wonderful brochure produced by Blackstone from Jamestown, NY highlighting their model 150 washer, dryer and ironer line.


Automatic Washers & Dryers
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Blackstone
1951 4 5mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1973 Hotpoint Washer Operating Instructions Card
Operating instruction card for solid-tub Hotpoint middle-of-the line- Automatic Washers.


Automatic Washers
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Hotpoint
1973 4 2mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download How You can do your own Color Planning with Sears Harmony House Go-Together Colors
Here is a wonderful and whimsical home decorading guide and color planner from Sears from the mid 1950's. Full of great 1950's color idea along with wonderful quintessential 1950's vintage illustrations.


Miscellaneous
Published by:
Sears
1955 16 19mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Tappan Gas Range Owners Manual
Here is the complete Use and Care Guide/Owner's Manual to all 30" and 36" Tappan Gas Ranges from the early 1960's.

Sections Include:
Top of the Range Instructions
Set It and Forget It Griddle Instructions
Oven Instructions
Broiler Instructions
Special Information
Simple Servicing Procedures
Recommended Recipes for Tappan Ranges
Gas Stoves
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Tappan
1963 60 31mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1963 Blackstone Automatic Washer Service Manual
Here is a rare piece of interesting washer history. Blackstone had three generations of automatic washer design. This manual covers their second generation washers after they changed to an electrical timing system and complete solid tub design.


Automatic Washers
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Blackstone
1963 32 19mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Electrical Merchandising Week - February 1 1960
In 1960 Electrical Merchandising Magazine had changed over to a weekly tabloid style Newspaper from a monthly magazine. Essentially it is a condensed version of Electrical Merchandising.

Highlights of this issue include the introduction of Maytag's All Push Button washer, Waste King's New Dishwasher Spray Arm, Easy's new bottom of the line washer/dryer combos, KitchenAid's new portable-hand held mixer and an Appliance Store with Built In Features.
Trade Publications
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Electrical Merchandising
1960 32 86mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1965 Hamilton Automatic Washer Service Manual
Here is the complete service manual to all Hamilton Automatic Washers from the mid 1960's.

Full Specifications, Timer Cycle Charts, Installation, Cabinet Service, Agitator and Spin Tub, Transmission Service, Collector Tub, Suspension, Water Carrying Parts, Controls, Timer and Wiring Diagrams.

Models include:
WA205WI
WA215WI
WA315WI
WS315WI
WA405WI
WASOSWI
WASOSCI
Automatic Washers
Published by:
Hamilton
1965 38 35mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1967 Kenmore Washer Owners Manual
Complete owners manual and opearting instructions to Kenmore automatic washers series: 7460, 8450 and 8440.


Automatic Washers
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Kenmore
1967 36 25mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Maytag A606/A606S Automatic Washer Operating Instructions
Here is the complete operating instruction manual that was packed with every Maytag A606 and A606S Suds Saver Model Washer models in the late 60's.


Automatic Washers
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Maytag
1969 4 5mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Your Guide to Care, Operation and Satisfaction - Kenmore Automatic Washer
Here is the complete owners manual to Sears Kenmore's third generation of automatic washers which were produced by Whirlpool. The manual was packed with both models available in 1953, which includes a standard 29" and the new compact 24" model.


Automatic Washers
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Kenmore
1953 14 9mb $5.99

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