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1953 General Electric Range-Cooktop-Oven Service Manual


Published by General Electric in 1953-- Here is the service manual to all 1953 General Electric Ranges.

Sections on servicing include:
General Information
A21-K1 (Apartment House Range)
A41-K2 (Apartment House Range)
C10-K1 (The Beacon)
Cll-Kl (The Leader)
C21-K1 (The Stewardess)
C31-K1 (The Airliner)
E10-K1 (The Constellation)
Dll-Kl (The Speedster)
D21-K1 (The Stratoliner)
Ell-Kl (The Liberator)
Fluorescent Lamps and Signal Lamps
Wiring Diagrams
Reference Chart

Number of Pages: 0
File Size: 17mb
Download Fee: $7.99

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Thumbnail Image of Download Maytag AMP Washer Brochures
Here are some beautiful brochures of early Maytag Automatic Washers. Models include: AMP, A3MP, A4MP, 121P.


Automatic Washers
Published by:
Maytag
1954 8 5mb $5.99
Introductory Price of $3.99


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Thumbnail Image of Download 1951 Apex Major Appliances Catalog
Here is a full catalog of all Apex Major Appliances. Dishwashers, Sink-Dishwasher combinations, Apex Wash-a-Matic, Apex Gas and Electric Dryers, Apex Fold-a-Matic Ironer.


Full Catalog
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Apex
1951 8 8mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1959 General Electric Refrigerator-Freezer Owners Manual
Complete Use and Care guide to 1959 GE Refrigerators.

Models include: BH-15P, BH-13P, BH-12P.
Refrigerators/Freezers
Published by:
General Electric
1959 16 7mb $7.99
Introductory Price of $3.99


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Thumbnail Image of Download 1970 Blackstone Automatic Washer Service Manual
Complete service manual to the 1970 line of Blackstone washers.

Models include: BA-502, BA-702, BA-902.
Automatic Washers
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Blackstone
1970 37 18mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1956 Frigidaire Imperial and Deluxe Automatic Washer Brochures
Here are beautiful brochures from 1956 for Frigidaire's Imperial Unimatic and Deluxe Pulsamatic automatic washers. Full images and specifications are included.

Unimatic Imperial Model WI-56
Pulsamatic Deluxe Model WD-56
Automatic Washers
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Frigidaire
1956 4 4mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1955 General Electric Laundry Brochures
1955 was a big year for General Electric laundry appliances. Both the Filter-Flo system was introduced on their top-loading automatic washers as well as their first washer/dryer combo was introduced. These are beautifully illustrated brochures with full specifications included.

Models: Washer: WA-750M, Dryer: DA-623M and Washer/Dryer Combo: WD-660M.
Automatic Washers & Dryers
Published by:
General Electric
1955 12 11mb $5.99
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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 Westinghouse Speed Electric Ranges Owners Manual
Here is the complete 84 page owners manual to all 1954 Westinghouse Electric Ranges. Includes complete information on the Electronic Surface Unit and the Two-Level Speed Cooker.

Models covered include:
AH - Commander,
FH - Imperial 30,
BH - Imperial 40,
CH - Custom 40,
DH - Champion and
EH - Commodore.
Ranges/Stoves
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Westinghouse
1954 84 48mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Westinghouse Service Beacon
Here are two issues of the Westinghouse Service Beacon magazine, produced for Westinghouse dealers and service personnel.

#1 March-April 1954:

Using the Westinghouse Dishwasher Properly

How to check the 1954 Westinghouse Range Electronic Surface Unit Properly

How to Replace the front motor bearing on Westinghouse 20" Fans

Adjustable Disposer Impellers

New Waste-Away Gaskets


#2 May-June 1954:

Introducing the new 1954 Westinghouse Custom Laundromat Twins and how they differ from others

Lint Wipers added to dryer baskets

Columbus Refrigeration Units

A new replacement bowl for the Westinghouse Cooker-Fryer

How to check the Westinghouse Roasters thermostat

How to get a steam iron ready for use
Miscellaneous
Published by:
Westinghouse
1954 28 46mb $5.52
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Thumbnail Image of Download How to enjoy carefree washing with your new Frigidaire Automatic Washer
Full owners manual and operating instructions for the WO-65 Unimatic washer. This model is the very first Frigidaire washer with a rear control, produced from 1950 - 1951. It has two rinses as opposed to an overflow rinse.


Automatic Washers
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Frigidaire
1950 52 23mb $4.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Maytag Dishwashers and Food Waste Dispsosers
Full sales brochure for 1976 for Maytag's Dishwashers and Disposers, includes full descriptions of each model and specifications.


Dishwashers
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Maytag
1976 8 7mb $4.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Your Guide to Washday Drying Ease with your Maytag Dryer
Here is the complete owners manual and operating instruction to Maytag's most Top of the Line air-flow style clothes dryers from 1960.

Models include: 641C and 741C.
Clothes Dryers
Published by:
Maytag
1960 20 7mb $4.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1962 Kenmore Built-In and Flair Style Range Owners Manual
Here is the complete owners manual, use and care and recommended recipes for all Kenmore built-in ranges and cooktops from the early 1960's.


Ranges/Stoves
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Kenmore
1962 53 7mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Frigidaire and White-Westinghouse Dryer Service Manual
Here is a Tech-Talk service manual produced for the WCI made Frigidaire clothes dryers, models DE-2000C and DG-2000C. These machines are the exact same machines as the Westinghouse cross-vane dryers that were made for decades.


Clothes Dryers
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Frigidaire
1985 32 20mb $4.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1962 Blackstone Automatic Washer Service and Parts Manual
Comprehensive service manual to 1962 Blackstone automatic washers models WAD-62-82 and WAD-62-92.

Sections include: Descriptions, Specifications, Timer Cycle Diagrams, Inspection, Uncrating, Installation, Service of Cabinet, Tub and Tank Assemblies, Service of Electrical Systems, Service of Mechanical Systems, Troubleshooting and full parts manual.
Automatic Washers
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Blackstone
1962 60 30mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Rheem Wedgewood Gas and Electric Dryer Brochure
From approximately 1957 this brochure highlights the VERY RARE Rheem Wedgewood clothes Dryer. Images and full specifications included.


Clothes Dryers
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Rheem
1957 2 2mb $4.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1975 Frigidaire Electric Range Tech-Talk Service Manual
Very comprehensive service manual for all 1975 Frigidaire Electric Ranges. Models include:

RS-30, RSE-36, RDG-35, RDG-38, RCDEG-38, RCDEG-37C, RD-15, RDG-20, RDE-20, RCIE-71, RCDG-67V, RGDEG-637V, RCIEG-639CV.
Ranges/Stoves
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Frigidaire
1975 107 76mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Service Manual to the Very First Maytag Automatic Clothes Dryer
Complete service manual to Maytag's very first dryer, model 60-W.

Sections Include:
HOW IT WORKS
CUT-AWAY VIEW OF DRYER
SPECIFICATIONS
SCHEMATIC DIAGRAM OF ELECTRIC CIRCUIT
SCHEMATIC DIAGRAM OF OPERATION
UNCRATING
INSTALLATION
CONSTRUCTION FEATURES
DISASSEMBLY
TROUBLE SHOOTING CHART
Clothes Dryers
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Maytag
1949 23 8mb $4.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download General Electric Vintage Washer, Dryer and Combination Washer-Dryer Parts Catalog
Here is the complete condensed parts listings of all major serviceable parts for GE automatic washers, dryers and combinations from 1957 through the 1977. Each product is listed with part numbers for items such as timers, motors, clutches, water valves, activators, transmissions, pumps, filter pans, etc.

Having the manufacturers part number for the part you need is essential for doing internet/eBay searches to locate these rare, no longer available parts. In many circumstances they can be found once you know the part number. This guide is essential for anyone who has a vintage laundry product.
Automatic Washers & Dryers
Published by:
General Electric
1978 81 47mb $5.64
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1974 to 1978 General Electric Dishwasher Service Manual
Here is the comprehensive technical and service manual to all General Electric Dishwashers made from 1974 thru 1978.

Sections include Model Information, Service Procedures, Wiring Diagrams, Timer Increment Charts, Service Notes.
Dishwashers
Published by:
General Electric
1978 138 75mb $9.00
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Thumbnail Image of Download It's as Easy as 1-2-3 to Dry Your Clothes in a Hamilton Clothes Dryer
Full owners manual and operating instructions to an early Hamilton gas dryer. "Your dryer makes some of the most difficult tasks fun to do!".


Clothes Dryers
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Hamilton
1948 12 6mb $4.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1951 General Electric Ranges and Cooktop Owners Manual
Here is the complete owners manual, operating instructions and recommended recipes for all 1953 GE Electric Ranges.

Sections include:
Introduction
Your New “Liberator” Range
Your New “Stratoliner” Range
Surface Cooking with Calrod
How the Calrod unit Operates
Introducing “Push-button” Cooking
Your “Push-button” Controls The “When” in “Cooking by Color”
The Stratoliner “Tripl-Unit”
Your Liberator Ovens
The Stratoliner “Tripl-Oven”
Features Master Oven, Companion Oven, Speed Oven, Super Broiler
Calrod units in the Oven, too
How to Set the Oven Controls Automatic Oven Timer
Care and Cleaning
A Suggestion on Pots and Pans
Helpful Hints on Cooking Surface Cooking
Deep-fat Frying
Time and Temperature Chart Recipes
How to Use Thrift Cooker
Oven cooking—Electrically
How to Roast
How to Bake
How to Broil
Complete Oven Meals
Recipes

There’s a new star in your kitchen... a modern General Electric Automatic Electric Range. New joys, new experiences in meal getting pleasures will swiftly unfold, whether you’ve been cooking for years or are a new bride preparing your first meal for your adoring husband.

Perhaps you’ve used other types of fuel for cooking. If so, then you will know new thrills and experiences after you’ve learned to cook the modern way—with electricity. Or perhaps you’ve been using electricity for cooking, but have an older model electric range. Then, a new horizon in electric cooking is yours...it’s “Push-button Magic” for added convenience, added speed, and added pleasure. Whatever method you’ve been using before, your pride and pleasure in your new “Push-button” General Electric Range will grow year-in and year-out.

But...to enjoy its fullest pleasures, you must know and understand the many, many advantages of modern electric cooking. With proper care and proper use, your new range will give years of pleasant, dependable, economical service.

Come, let’s meet your new range, and become acquainted with its many features, its many advantages. For ... in knowing your G-E Range intimately, you will have more freedom from your kitchen. Your General Electric Range will be your silent servant ... to free you of many time-consuming cooking tasks.

Ranges/Stoves
Published by:
General Electric
1951 72 60mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1918 Westinghouse Range Owners Manual
This is the oldest owners manual for any major appliance we have found up to this point. Westinghouse very first range was in 1914, so this is very early in the line. I can only imagine what housewives had to cook on before this range. This is a fascinating look at early range history. Even the writing style is completely different than what you'd see today by far!

Most women would like to cook if it did not require standing
over a hot stove. Planning a meal is not hard and mixing
various ingredients into the promise of delicious dainties or
preparing a roast for the oven is rather fun . But to be held
in the kitchen or even in the house during the long hours of
watchfulness is a different matter. And it is right here that
the Westinghouse electric range steps in and lifts the burden.

When the food has been prepared it may be trusted to
this silent servant with perfect confidence. There is no possibility
of instructions being forgotten or misunderstood . At
a given time, (the time decided upon,) the clock will turn on
the current and the meal will begin to cook. Again when just
the correct temperature has been reached in the oven, the thermostat
will turn the current off again and when madam enters
the kitchen after an afternoon of leisure or pleasure the meal
is ready to serve.

She herself is prepared to enjoy the meal equally as well
as any member of the family , because she has not had to think
about it since early morning.

Because the Westinghouse range reduces the labors of cooking
to the minimum, requiring no watching nor constant regulation
of heat, because it produces better food , and because
it is more economical, it will be in the kitchen of every modern .
progressive woman who is anxious to keep her family happy
and in good health. and yet does not wish to become a fixture
in the kitchen with its consequent limitations.

Ranges/Stoves
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Westinghouse
1918 38 10mb $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 Westinghouse Home Laundry Demonstration Guide
Here is a fascinating guide to show dealers and service personnel how to demonstrate Westinghouse Laundry equipment to new owners. Demonstrations include the Westinghouse Laundromat (front-loading washers), Agitator Washers (top-loading Westinghouse washers produced by Easy), Electric Dryers and Wash-n-Dry Laundromat (Combination washer-dryers). Data includes full cycle chart for all of the machines!


Automatic Washers & Dryers
Published by:
Westinghouse
1962 24 19mb $4.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1965 Hotpoint Electric Range Service Manual
Here is the comprehensive service manual to all 1965 Hotpoint Freestanding Ranges, Built-In Ovens and Cooktops.

Models include:
30" Freestanding Electric Range Models:
RB305 RB315 RB316 RB325 RB335 RB360 RB370 RB390

40" Freestanding Electric Range Models:
RC415 RC416 RC425 RC431 RC434 RC439 RC445 RC460 RC490

Built-In Cooktops Models:
RF17 RF19 RF20 RF28 RFX37 RF38 RF50 RU15 RUX37 RU38 RU48

Built-In Oven Models:
RJ16 RJ38 RJ40 RJ66 RJ70 RJ84 RJ88 RJ90 RL36 RL40 RL80

Major Sections Include:
FEATURE CHARTS
GENERAL INFORMATION
INSTALLATION
SERVICING
SWITCHES
INFINITE HEAT CONTROLS
THERMOSTATS
ELECTRIC SUPERMATIC UNIT CONTROL
AUTOMATIC ROAST
TIMERS
APPLIANCE RECEPTACLES AND
CIRCUIT BREAKERS
COOKING TOPS
CALROD® SURFACE AND OVEN UNITS
RANGE BODIES
STORAGE COMPARTMENT AND DRAWER
OVEN DOORS AND HINGING
OVEN LINERS
ROTA-GRILL MOTORS
RANGE SERVICE CHART
Ranges/Stoves
Published by:
Hotpoint
1965 64 44mb $7.99
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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
Published by:
Apex
1953 14 21mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1955 Barton Automatic Washer Service Manual
Here is the complete service for Barton Automatic Washer model B400.

This model is fascinating as it appears to be built with a combination of Apex and Beam parts, but with a reversing motor!
Automatic Washers
Published by:
Barton
1955 26 28mb $4.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Maytag 806 Owners Manual, Operating Instructions and the Maytag Laundering Guide
Full owners manual, operating instructions for the Maytag automatic washer model 806, plus the entire Maytag Laundering Guide which was a generic laundry manual packed with automatics in the early and mid 70s!


Automatic Washers
Published by:
Maytag
1972 36 31mb $4.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Use and Care Guide for Dishwasher Model SLC-300
Complete Use and Care Guide/Operating Instructions for Whirlpool Dishwasher Model SLC-300.


Dishwashers
Published by:
Whirlpool
1965 5 7mb $4.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Westinghouse Service Beacon - July 1965
Westinghouse Service Beacons were produced bi-monthly to pass on extra appliance service information to dealers and service personnel. This issue covers, Laundry, Ranges, Refrigeration, Kitchen Utilities/Dishwashers and Room Air-Conditioners.


Full Catalog
Published by:
Westinghouse
1966 24 23mb $4.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1960 Frigidaire Built-In Cooking Appliances Tech-Talk Service and Parts Manual
Very comprehensive service manual for all 1960 Frigidaire Built-In Wall Ovens, Cook-tops and Fold-Back Surface Units. Models include:

BUILT-IN WALL OVENS-MODELS RBB-90, RBB-92, RBB-93, RBB-94, RBGB-94, RBB-98, RBB-99 and RBGB-99

BUILT-IN COOKING TOPS, MODELS RBB-100, RBB-101, RBB-102CH and RBB-201.

FOLD-BACK SURFACE UNITS-MODELS RBB-81, RBB-82 and RBB-84.

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.
Ranges/Stoves
Published by:
Frigidaire
1963 156 123mb $9.99

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