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1959 General Electric Range-Oven Service Manual


Published by General Electric in 1959-- Here is the comprehensive service manual to all 1959 Electric Ranges.

S line (1959) models include:
J299S, J301S, J302S, J303S, J305S, J308S, J400S, J401S, J403S, J405S, J408S, J411S

Sections include service and information on:
Automatic Surface Unit
Operation
Recalibration
Replacement
Testing
Trouble Shooting
Backsplasher
Backsplasher Glass
Backsplasher Trim
Bake Unit
Broil Unit
Broil Unit Terminal Block
Cooktop
Fluorescent Light
Fluorescent Light Sockets
Fluorescent Light Switch
Fluorescent Light Ballast
Fluorescent Light Hood
Fuse and Appliance Receptacle
Glass Window
Grill
Ground Strap
Handles
Hinge Lever Insert
Main Power Terminal Block
Meat Thermometer
Meat Thermometer Crystal
Model Description
Nameplate
Nomenclature
Oven —
Oven Door
Oven Door Seal
Oven Liner
Oven Light
Oven Light Switch
Oven Unit Switch
Oven Thermostat
Oven Vents
Rotisserie
Rotisserie Motor
Serial Number
Surface Units
Surface Unit Switches
Storage Drawers
Switch Trim
Timer
Timer Operation
Summary of Features
Wiring Diagrams

If you're looking for the Use and Care Guide to these ranges please see this document:

1959 GE Electric Range Use and Care Guide

Number of Pages: 47
File Size: 50mb
Download Fee: $7.99

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Thumbnail Image of Download 1956 Philco Starflight Electric Ranges Brochures
Here are beautiful brochures for the entire 1956 of Philco Electric ranges.

Models include: 4610, 869, 469, 865, 465, 464, 461, 367, 365, 363, 265.
Ranges/Stoves
Published by:
Philco
1956 26 20mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1955 General Electric Wall Mounted Refrigerator Service Manual
Here is complete service manual to the 1955 Line of General Electric wall mounted refrigerators.

Sections include:
Adjustments, Care, Cold Room Operation, Cycle of Operation, Description, Installation, machine Data, Machine Replacement, Nomenclature, Performance, Specifications and Features, Uncrating, Vacation Operation, Wiring Diagram.

Models include: LW11-M, LW10-M.
Refrigerators/Freezers
Published by:
General Electric
1955 41 21mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1983 KitchenAid Stand Mixer Brochures
Here are some wondering brochures from the early 1980's highlighting the KitchenAid line of home kitchen mixers.

Models include: K5-A, 4-C and K-45.

Complete list of accessories available at that time included.
Small Appliances
Published by:
KitchenAid
1983 0 20mb $7.99
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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 Service 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
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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
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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
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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 Beautiful 1957 General Electric Mobile Maid Portable Dishwasher Brochures
Here is a wonderful brochure highlighting GE's portable dishwasher from 1957.


Dishwashers
Published by:
General Electric
1957 4 5mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1969 Frigidaire Electric Range Tech-Talk Service Manual
Very comprehensive service manual for all 1971 Frigidaire Electric Ranges. Models include:

Models included: RS-30P, RDG-35P, RDG-38P, RCDG-39P, RE-30P, RCIE-39P, RXE-39P, RS-1OP, RDG-20P, RCDG-71P, RDE-20P, RCIE-75P
Ranges/Stoves
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1969 112 62mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1965 Hotpoint Automatic Washer Service Manual
Here is the comprehensive service manual to the all 1965 Hotpoint automatic washers. These are the older solid tub/Fountain Filter Hotpoint washers produced at the Chicago factory.

Sections Include:

SPECIFICATIONS INSTALLATION
CONTROL SERVICING
TIMER IDENTIFICATION
Timer and Rotary Switch Mounting
Rotary Switches
Rocker Switches
Installation of Rotary Switches
Timer Operation
Timer Knobs
COMPONENT SERVICING
Washer Top Mounting
Lid Assembly
Water Inlet System L.P.C.
Rinse Additive and Liquid Bleach Dispenser
Agitator
Agitator Drive Block
Spin Tub
Balance Control Switch
Drain Pump
Seal Replacement
Suds-Stor Valve and Pump
Drive Motor
Diagonal Support Assembly
Drive Belt Removal and Adjustment
Model and Serial Numbers
TRANSMISSION
Operation
Transmission Servicing
Transmission Centering
WASHER SERVICE ANALYSIS
WIRING DIAGRAMS
TIMER CYCLE CHART FOR SINGLE SPEED WASHERS
TIMER CYCLE CHART FOR TWO SPEED WASHERS
Automatic Washers
Published by:
Hotpoint
1965 48 27mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Kenmore Automatic Washer Owners Manual - 1958 600 Series
The complete owners manual and operating instructions to all 1958 600 Series Kenmore Washers.


Automatic Washers
Published by:
Kenmore
1958 18 13mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Mobile Maid Automatic Dishwasher Brochures
Absolutely beautiful brochures showing off GE's 1963 line of portable top-loading dishwashers, both spray-arm and impeller machines.


Dishwashers
Published by:
General Electric
1963 12 30mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download The Dependable Washers and Dryers of Maytag
This large format book is one of the most beautiful sales literature brochures Maytag produced in the 1960s. It clearly tries to make a connection between busy families and doing laundry. The brochure highlights the entire line of Maytag laundry products available in the early and mid 1960s. Images and specifications for all Maytag automatics washers and dryers, wringer washers and combination washer-dryers. This is a must have piece of history for all Maytag fans!


Automatic Washers & Dryers
Published by:
Maytag
1963 16 19mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download KitchenAid 17 Series Dishwasher Parts Catalog
Here is the complete parts list to all 17 series KitchenAid dishwashers. This includes illustrations of all parts and their part numbers necessary for doing a parts search on old, hard to find replacement parts. Also include is the listing of available kits and accessories at the time these dishwashers were made.

Models include:

KDS-17 KDI-17
KDC-17
KDP-17
KDS-37
KDC-37
KDS-57
KDI-57
KDC-57
Dishwashers
Published by:
KitchenAid
1972 68 26mb $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 The Dependability of Maytag
Wonderful brochure from Maytag highlighting their automatic washer, dryer, washer-dryer combo and wringer washer line. Full images and specifications for all models.


Automatic Washers & Dryers
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Maytag
1962 16 17mb $5.99
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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 $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Tappan Dishwasher and Disposer Brochures
Brochures for the Tappan line of dishwashers and garbage disposer line.


Dishwashers
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Tappan
1972 6 11mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download General Electric Appliances for Better Living
Full catalog showing all of GE's major appliance line, refrigerators, freezers, electric ranges, water heaters, dishwashers, disposalls, electric sinks, washers, dryers, ironers. Catalog also includes the entire line of GE Metal Cabinets for kitchens and utility areas.


Full Catalog
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General Electric
1950 24 29mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Hoover Portable Clothes Dryers
Brochures for the line of Hoover portable dryers.


Clothes Dryers
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Hoover
1975 4 8mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1961 Hotpoint 30" Electric Range Brochures
Beautiful brochures for the entire 1961 line of 30" electric Ranges.


Ranges/Stoves
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Hotpoint
1961 16 25mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Move Into Tomorrow with Maytag
Here is a beautiful quintessential mid 50's Maytag Poster sized advertising brochure. It shows off Maytag's new Supermatic Washer and Dryer with great images and feature descriptions as well as Conventional Washers, Ironer, Refrigerator, Freezer and Dutch Oven Gas Range.


Full Catalog
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Maytag
1955 8 14mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Whirlpool New Yorker Washer Brochure
Brochure and spec sheet the 24" Whirlpool washer known as the "New Yorker"


Automatic Washers
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Whirlpool
1957 4 7mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download KitchenAid Electric Housewares by Hobart
Brochure highlighting many KitchenAid small appliances available during the early 1970's. Stand mixers (4-C, K45 and K5-A), Coffee Mill KCM. Mixer attachments including the Can Opener, Roto Vegetable Slicer, Food Chopper, Dough Hook, Ice Cream Freezer and the Colander and Sieve Set.


Small Appliances
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KitchenAid
1971 2 3mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1980 Jenn-Air Electric Range Brochure
Here is a brochure highlighting the cooking products of Jenn-Air. Built-in, cooktops and free-standing ranges included.

Images and full specifications included on each product.
Ranges/Stoves
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Jenn-Air
1980 4 5mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Electrical Merchandising Magazine - February 1957
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.

Index of the September 1957 Issue


Full Page Vintage Ads:
Speed Queen Washers and Dryers, Hotpoint Microwave Electronic Cooking, Hoover Floor Polishers, Radion Television Antennas, General Electric Automatic Washer, Toastmaster Heaters, Waste King Disposers, Westinghouse Heaters, Magic Chef Gas Ranges, Pittsburg Plate Glass, Olympic Hi-Fi, Tide Detergent, Electric Steam Radiators, Aetna Life, Steelman Hi-Fi and Record Players, Ironrite Ironers, Commercial Credit, Quaker Heaters, General Electric Refrigerators, DuMont Television Sets, Better Homes and Gardens Magazine, Hotpoint Television Sets, Regina Vacuum and Polisher, Universal Vacuum Cleaners, FSP-Whirlpool Factory Specification Parts, Chromolux Range Elements, Mallory Batteries, General Slicing Machines, Caloric Gas Ranges, Oster Small Appliances, National Cash Register, Progressive Farmer, BVI Small Appliances, Bell & Howel Tape Recorders, Cory Fresh'nd-aire Heaters, Sylvania Halolight Television Sets.

Double Full Page Vintage Ad Spreads:
Westinghouse Television Sets, McCalls Magazine, Hamilton Beach Small Appliances and Vacuum Cleaners, Chicago Tribune, Amana Refrigerator-Freezers, Whirlpool Complete Kitchens, United Staets Steel, General Electric Promotions, Laides Home Journal, Youngstown Kitchens, Johnson-Wax Convertible Polisher, Frigidaire Automatic Washers and Dryers, Ray-O-Vac Batteries, RCA-Victor Television Sets, General Electric Kitchens, Universal Coffee-Matic, RCA-Victor Record Players, Readers Digest Magazine, Admiral Television Sets, Good Housekeeping Magazine, Voice-of-Music Record Players/Hi-Fi, General Electric Television Sets, Eureka Vacuum Cleaners, Magnavox Hi-Fidelity, Motorola Stereo Hi-Fi.

3+ Page Vintage Ads or Catalogs:
Westinghouse Appliances for 1958 (8 pages), Whirlpool Automatic Washers and Dryers for 1958 (8 pages), Dormeyer Small Appliances (6 pages), Maytag Halo-of-Heat Dryers (3 pages), Ingraham Clocks (5 pages), Philco Bendix Washers, Dryers and Combos for 1958 (5 pages), Norge Automatic Washer and Dryer for 1958 (4 pages), Columbia Phonographs and Hi-Fi (6 pages), Webcor Tape Records and Sound Systems (4 pages).

Other Ads:
West Bend Coffee Makers, Metal-Ware Coffee Makers, Beldon Electrical Cords, Dexter Washing Machines, Driver-Harris Chrome, Grundig Majestic Radios, Remington Rand Shavers, Phonola Phonographs, Arvin Heaters, Lamb Electric Motors, Roper Gas Ranges, Arvin Radios, Crestwood Electric Blankets, Duratub sinks, Toastmaster Water Heaters, Salton Hotray, Yellow Pages, Pentron Tape Recorders, Tung-Sol Vacuum Tubes.

Featured Articles:

  • Trends—Region by Region

  • Economic Currents

  • Seven Marks of the Successful Dealer

  • The Loudspeaker—Letters from our Readers

  • The Golden Sound of Hi-Fi

  • Here’s How to Sell Hi-Fi

  • Selling Tape Recorders

  • Sales Keep Growing for a Camera Store

  • Whirlwind with Washers

  • Portable Radio Sales by the Thousands

  • Major Appliance Service: Repairing Dishwashers

  • From Record Shop to Hi-Fi Store

  • Vacuum Tube Business Never Goes Bad

  • Why Moisture Makers Sell at List

  • Electric Appliance News—New Products

  • News—-Trade Report

  • Narda School

  • Scheduled Meetings

  • Music Merchants Show

  • Color T.V. Schedule



Introduction of New Products for 1957/1958 Section - (1 to 5 paragraphs about each product):
RCA-Whirlpool Washers and Dryers, Tappan Electric Ranges, Kelvinator Washers and Dryers for 1958, Frigidaire Washers and Dryers for 1958, Toastmaster Coffeemaker, Mitchell Heat Pump Air Conditioners, Speed Queen Washers and Dryers for 1958, Hoover Steam-Dry Irons, Fresh'nd-Aire Heaters, Thermador Oven, Farberware Cooking Appliances, Nesco Cooking Appliances, Swing-Away Can Opener, Toastmaster Heaters, Lasko Dutch Oven, Westinghouse Electric Blanket, Cory Percolators, Schick and Lady Schick Shavers, Royal-Matic Coffeemaker, Lasko Griddle, RCA-Whirlpool Gas Washer-Dryer Combination, BVI Can Opener, Party-Q Hand Vacuum Cleaner, Nesco Fryette Deep Fryer, Salton Hot-tray, Ampere Baseboard Heaters, Toastmaster Irons, Heatmore Heaters, Westinghouse Heaters, Cory Can Opener, Lasko Skillet, Toastmaster Toaster, Themador Heater, Nesco Fryette, Dustronic Precipitator, Duo-Therm Heater, Constellation Fan, Sunbeam Repair Kit, Wood Water Heater, Chico Portable Dishwasher, Dominion Toaster, Hamilton Beach Frypan, Admiral Built-In TV, Motorola 1958 Television Line, General Electric Radios, Columbia Transistor Radio, Philco Radio Line, Motorola Radio Line, Westinghouse Hi-Fi Line, Stromberg-Carlson Hi-Fi, Philco Phonographs, Motorola Hi-Fi Line, Olympic Hi-Fi, Columbia 1958 Hi-Fi Line, Granco Hi-Fi, Rayovox Intercom, Gerrard Record Player, Buton Transistor Record Player, Tele-Tone Phone.
Trade Publications
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Electrical Merchandising
1957 230 131mb $12.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1975 Maytag Lets Talk Service
Here every Maytag service bulletin from 1975. 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, dryers, dishwashers and disposers are all covered.


Automatic Washers & Dryers
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Maytag
1975 62 39mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Beautiful Apex Wash-a-Matic and Dryer Brochures
Here are some wonderful brochures highlighting the Apex line of Automatic Washers and Dryers. The washers are of the "Bouncing-Basket" style machines.


Automatic Washers & Dryers
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Apex
1953 14 16mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download General Electric Homemaker News
A newspaper sized publication created by GE and sent to their retailers to be given away to housewives in the early 50s.

Articles include:
G. E. Presents Entirely New - All-Automatic Washer
Washing Made Easy With New G.E. All Automatic Washer
Attractive Spring Salad Combinations
Strawberry Fruit Tarts
Questions And Answers On The New Deluxe Automatic Washer
How To Tint Clothes In Your Automatic Washer
How To Make A Good Salad
Plan Your New Laundry Now
Cheese Pumpkins
Make Use Of The Scraps
Quick Frosting
Three Kitchen Work Centers
Winners Announced In Electrical Dealer's "Answer The Objection" Washer Contest
Let Washer Help With Housecleaning
Stain Removal Chart
Miscellaneous
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General Electric
1950 4 15mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Your Bendix Launders Away While You're Away
Now this is super cool, it's a 1940 sales literature brochure for the new pre-war Bendix Automatic Home Laundry. This brochure introduces the new cabinet design and describes all the time saving features of owning a new fangled automatic washer! Beautiful graphics and images throughout, this brochure clearly shows the new era in the art of advertising that is to come.


Automatic Washers
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Bendix
1940 24 18mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Your Guide to Washday Ease
Owners manual and operating instructions for Maytag Highlander Washer models 124 and 124S (suds-saver).


Automatic Washers
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Maytag
1958 24 12mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1959 Frigidaire Tech-Tips Bulletins
Here is the completed collection of all 1959 Frigidaire Tech-Tips bulletins alerting of product, parts and service changes mid-model year. Also included is one 1957 and one 1958 year bulletin.


Automatic Washers & Dryers
Published by:
Frigidaire
1959 88 57mb $5.99

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