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A Tale of a Tub


Published by Maytag in 1958-- This is an absolutely adorable book produced by the Chicago Museum of Science and Industry for the Tale of a Tub exhibit by Maytag. Descriptions of the exhibit along with Dick and Jane style illustrations are included.

Number of Pages: 20
File Size: 34mb
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1971 Frigidaire Commercial Washer Service Manual
Here is the first and comprehensive service manual introducing the completely redesigned Frigidaire coin-operated washers. Two models include WCS-M which is the first larger capacity, perforated tub Frigidaire commercial washer rated at 16lb as the fill level was set only to bottom of the last agitator cone. The other model WCDS-M which is the last of the Frigidaire solid tub washers, which is a solid-tub set in the 1/18 outer tub with the 1/18 transmission and suspension system.


Automatic Washers
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Frigidaire
1971 92 145mb $14.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1995 Frigidaire Laundry Appliances Brochure
Here is a full brochure showing off the WCI made Frigidaire line of automatic washers and dryers from the mid 1990's.


Automatic Washers & Dryers
Published by:
Frigidaire
1995 0 41mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1972 Hotpoint Dishwasher Use and Care Guide
Here is the use and care guide to the 1972 line of Hotpoint Dishwashers.


Dishwashers
Published by:
Hotpoint
1972 16 17mb $7.99
Introductory Price of $3.99


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Thumbnail Image of Download 1958 Hotpoint Automatic Washer Service Manual
Here is the comprehensive service manual to all 1958 Hotpoint automatic washers. 1958 was the first year Hotpoint introduced their new Co-Axial transmission.

Models include:
10LW40, 10LW43, 10LW44, 10LWS44, 10LW45, 10LWW45
Automatic Washers
Published by:
Hotpoint
1958 40 91mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1987 Gibson Washers and Dryers Brochure
Sales literature brochure for the 1987 line of Gibson washers and dryers.

Models include:
WASHER: WA28F2WT WA28M2WT WA28M4WT WA28M6WT
DRYER: DE/DG28T3WT DE/DG28ASWT DE/DG28A7WT
Automatic Washers & Dryers
Published by:
Gibson
1987 8 19mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1935-1955 Easy Spin-Dryer Washer Parts Catalog
Here is a fascinating look at the early history of the Easy Spin-Dryer washers from what appears to be the very first model all the way through the mid 1950's. Different wash methods and agitators were designed as well as solid tub and perforated tub spinners.


Twin Tub Washers
Published by:
Easy
1955 107 78mb $14.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1954-1955 Norge Automatic Washer Owners Manual
Here is the complete owners manual and operating instructions to the '54 and '55 line of Norge automatic washers.

Models include: AW-450, AW-452, AW-420, AW-410, AW-405 and AW-423.
Automatic Washers
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Norge
1954 33 23mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1969 Norge Automatic Washer Owners Manual
Here is the complete Use and Care guide along with the Washing Guide for Norge automatic washer model AWK1820.


Automatic Washers
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Norge
1969 48 57mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1949-1950 General Electric Heating Appliances Catalog
Here is a beautifully illistrated catalog showing many of General Electric's small appliances including Triple Beat Mixers, Coffee Makers, Toasters, Irons, Automatic Roasters, Waffle Makers and Sandwich Grills.


Small Appliances
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General Electric
1949 25 90mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1961 Philco Automatic Washer and Dryer Brochures
Here is the entire 1961 line of Philco automatic washers and dryers. 1961 was the first year Philco went to a perforated wash tub design but still utilizing the 1959-1960 12lb tub capacity and wobbling "High Frequency" agitator.

Models include: W-2140, W-2100, DE-6140, DG-6140.

Also included at end is the full 1961 price list for dealers. Please note there are a few duplicates of certain brochures in this pdf to capture everything we have found.
Automatic Washers
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Philco
1961 15 30mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1961 Philco Duomatic Combination Washer-Dryer Brochures
Here is the complete line of 1961 Philco Duomatic combination washer-dryers. Models include: C-716 (Left over design from 1960 models), C-714, C-712, C-710.


Combination Washer/Dryers
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Philco
1961 10 11mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1963 Philco Duomatic Use and Care Book
Complete owner's manual to the top of the line 1963 Philco Duomatic model CE-734.


Combination Washer/Dryers
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Philco
1963 16 12mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1966 Easy Automatic Washer Service Manual
Here is the comprehensive service manual to all 1966 Easy Automatic Washers.


Automatic Washers
Published by:
Easy
1966 40 47mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1968 Whirlpool Laundry Appliances Fax-Pac
Here is the official Whirlpool feature training book highlighting the 1968 Whirlpool washer, dryer, wringer washer and portable model lines. Whirlpool fans this beautiful book is definitely for you. This training series was similar to Frigidaire's VIP series which was given to appliance dealers to educate them of all the wonderful new features on Whirlpool appliances. Book contains beautiful images, cycle charts, graphics and comparisons for all aspects of the belt-drive washer and matching dryers and wringer washers.

Introduces new "Decorator Front Panel" option with woodtone fronts!

This item is scanned at 600dpi for super crisp clear text and images.
Automatic Washers & Dryers
Published by:
Whirlpool
1966 43 121mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download GE Dishwasher GSD452 Use and Care Guide
Here is the complete Use and Care Guide packed with every GE GSD452 model dishwasher from the late 1970s.


Dishwashers
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General Electric
1978 4 5mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Crosley Automatic Washer Use and Care Guide
Here is the complete owners manual and operating instructions to the 1954 Crosley front loading automatic washer. Includes quick start guide at end.


Automatic Washers
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Crosley
1954 47 64mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download The Maytag Art of Dependability Book
Illustrations on the following pages are of quality exhibits which are being, or have been, circulated through display cases in the Maytag plants and offices. These displays are used to inform employees how their own and other departments contribute to the quality of Maytag products.


Automatic Washers
Published by:
Maytag
1967 31 73mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1963 Westinghouse Laundromat Service Manual
Here is the comprehensive service manual to all 1963 Westinghouse automatic washers.


Automatic Washers
Published by:
Westinghouse
1963 49 61mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1963 Westinghouse Clothes Dryer Service Manual
Here is the comprehensive service manual to all Westinghouse clothes dryers from 1963.


Clothes Dryers
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Westinghouse
1963 37 45mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Whirlpool Washer LAA5300-LAB5300 Owners Manual
Here is the complete owners manual and use and care guide to Whirlpool automatic washer models: LAA5300, LAA5305, LAB5300.


Automatic Washers
Published by:
Whirlpool
1972 26 36mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Very First Hotpoint Automatic Washer Service Manual
Here is the comprehensive service manual to the very first automatic washer produced by Hotpoint. Model: LC2


Automatic Washers
Published by:
Hotpoint
1949 50 37mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1949-1956 Hotpoint Automatic Washer Parts Catalog
Here is the comprehensive parts catalog which includes parts diagrams, part numbers and full image of each model of the earliest Hotpoint automatic washers. Even includes the rare window lid Hotpoint washer!

Models include: 10LC2, 20LC2, 21LC2, 10-20LC3, 10-20LH1, 10-20LH2, 5LH7, 10LH7, 10LH8, 10-LH11, 11-LH11, 12-LH11, 10-LH12, 12-LH12, 10-LJ2, 10LH3, 10LJ11, 12LJ11, 11LJ16, 10LK1, 10LK2, 10LK11, 12LK11.

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.
Automatic Washers
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Hotpoint
1956 124 60mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1967 Whirlpool Dishwasher Brochures
Here are some sales literature brochures highlighting the 1967 line of Whirlpool dishwashers. Models include:

Built-in:
SRU-90, SRU-80, SRU-70, SRU-60

Portable:
SRP-90, SRP-80, SRP-70, SRP-60, SRC-70
Dishwashers
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Whirlpool
1967 12 34mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1962 Philco Wonder Wash Agitator Brochure
Here is a super cool brochure for the 1962 line of Philco automatic washers. Full feature chart included.


Automatic Washers
Published by:
Philco
1962 9 6mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Very First Staber Automatic Washer Brochure and Operating Instructions
Here is the brochure, installation and operating instructions to the very first Staber Automatic Washer. The Staber was a USA made horizonal access top loading washer, the first produced horizonal access washer since the 1947-1952 Launderall/Horton washer.


Automatic Washers
Published by:
Staber
1993 11 11mb $7.99

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Thumbnail Image of Download Hotpoint Washers, Dryers and Dishwashers
Brochure showing off all of the '78 line of Hotpoint automatic washers, dryers, dishwashers, disposers and trash compactors.


Automatic Washers & Dryers
Published by:
Hotpoint
1978 14 18mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1968 Co-Op Automatic Washers and Dryers Brochure
Here is the line of Co-Op automatic washers and dryers for 1968. These were Franklin made machines. A rare find for sure now.


Automatic Washers & Dryers
Published by:
Co-Op
1968 6 7mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download KitchenAid 67 Series Front Loading Portable Dishwasher Owners Manual
Complete owners manuals and operating instructions to all 67 series KitchenAid Front Loading automatic dishwashers from the late 1960s. Models include the Regency KDR-67 and the Deluxe KDD-67.


Dishwashers
Published by:
KitchenAid
1967 20 13mb $9.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Just Set the Dial and Relax a While
Full owners manual and operating instruction to all 1956 Kenmore automatic dryers.


Clothes Dryers
Published by:
Kenmore
1956 12 9mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1959 Hotpoint Disposal Brochure
Here is a full color brochure highlighting the 1959 Hotpoint Batch-Feed Food Waste Disposer. Images and full specifications included.


Food Waste Disposers
Published by:
Hotpoint
1959 4 6mb $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 Eljer Fine Plumbing Fixtures and Brass Goods Catalog
Here is the complete condensed trade catalog highlighting the Eljer line of plumbing products in the early 1950's.

Products include:
The Legation Bathtubs
Riviera Corner Bathtubs
Riviera Recess Bathtubs
Vitreous China Lavatories/Bathroom Sinks
Enameled Cast Iron Lavatories/Bathroom Sinks
Vitreous China Closets/Toilets
Vitreous China Drinking Fountains
Duo and Duo-Line Sinks
Ledgbak and Envoy Sinks
Enameled Cast Iron Sinks
Laundry Trays and Service Sinks
Enameled Cast Iron Wash Sink and Trough Urinals
Plumbers' Brass Goods
Home Products
Published by:
Eljer
1951 24 23mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download The Final Model of the Direct Drive General Electric AW6 Automatic Washers
Here is a brochure for the GE AW6 Automatic Washer, with the direct drive transmission and 1140rpm spin speed. This is the last design before GE switched to a belt drive system in 1951. Images and full specifications included.


Automatic Washers
Published by:
General Electric
1950 2 2mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1955 Sylvania Halolite Television Sets
Beautiful brochures for Sylvania's new "Super Photopower multi-matic chassis" Halolite television recievers. Models included are the: Oakland, Maynard, Mayfield, Newport, Penhurst, Lombard, Glendale, Kirkwood, Hartford, Fairfax, Dundee, Hillsdale, Berwyn, Croydon.


Television
Published by:
Sylvania
1955 29 42mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1973 KitchenAid Appliances Brochure
Here is a sales literature brochure for KitchenAid appliances from 1973. Products include: 17 Series Dishwashers, Food Waste Disposers, Hot Water Dispensers and Trash-Compactors.


Full Catalog
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KitchenAid
1973 8 16mb $9.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Instructions for your new Hoover Electric Floor Washer-Dryer
Full owners manual and operating instructions for the Hoover Floor Washer. This machine was the 1960's version of the more modern Floor Mate.


Vacuum Cleaners
Published by:
Hoover
1961 12 10mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1910s thru 1940s Thor Conventional Washing Machines
This 99 page document shows the complete history of Thor wringer, spinner and cylinder washers from the teens thru the late 1940s. Included are complete machine views as well as parts list for the washer section (everything below the wringer) for each machine. Models include their twin tub, cylinder, agitator, gentle hand and agitator/spinner models. Very interesting read to say the least.


Wringer Washers
Published by:
Thor
1949 99 107mb $12.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Service manual to the Westinghouse Combination Washer-Dryer WD-3V
Here is the complete service manual for Westinghouse's first vented combo model, the WD-3V referred to as the "Wash 'n Dry Laundromat".

As opposed to using ab condenser spray system, this machine dried the clothes using a air-flow and external venting system.

Sections include: Specifications and parts, installation, cycle of operation, electrical diagrams and charts, troubleshooting, checking procedures, thermostat checks, three-way mix and fill valve and parts replacement.
Combination Washer/Dryers
Published by:
Westinghouse
1957 36 12mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1950 Westinghouse Streamliner Laundromat Automatic Washer Owners Manual
Here is the owners manual to Westinghouse's very first budget automatic washer known as the Streamliner. This basic design was then re-worked as a coin-op model to became a staple in American coin-operated laundries for the next 15 years.


Automatic Washers
Published by:
Westinghouse
1950 44 26mb $7.99
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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 1947-1960 Frigidaire Dryer Parts Catalog
Here is the complete parts catalog to all 1947 Thru 1960 Models of Frigidaire Dryers.

Models include:
TJ-60, TJ-60E, TJ-61, T0-60, T0-61, TR-60, TR-61, TR-60-2, TR-61-2, DV-35, DV-45, DV-65, DV-66, DS-56, DD-56, DI-56, DI-2-56, DS-57, DD-57, DI-57, DI-1-57, DD-58, DDP-58, DI-58, DCI-58, DCI-1-58, DD-59, DCD-59, DI-59, DCI-59, DS-60, DD-60, DCD-60, DI-60, DCI-60

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 Frigidaire dryer.
Clothes Dryers
Published by:
Frigidaire
1960 86 37mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download New Vacuum Cleaners, Floor Washer-Dryers and Floor Polishers for every floor care need
Full brochure from GE for their early 60's floor care line. Images and complete specifications for each model included.


Vacuum Cleaners
Published by:
General Electric
1962 4 6mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download How to Plan and Give Parties with Personality
Here is a super fun, quintessential 1950's party planner and candy cookbook created by Thos. D. Richardson.


Miscellaneous
Published by:
Miscellanea Documents
1953 52 15 $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Important Tips on the Use and Care of your Frigidaire Washer
Generic laundering guide that was packed with every Frigidaire washer model produced in the late 1960's.


Automatic Washers
Published by:
Frigidaire
1969 16 8mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Use and Care of your Hotpoint Range
Here is the complete owners manual and operating instructions to all Hotpoint electric ranges from the early 1950's.

Models include: RD7, RD6, RC14,RB36, RB38, RB39, RB34, RB30.

Now THAT YOU are the proud owner of a new Hotpoint Automatic Electric Range, we know you are thrilled with its beauty, its many wonderful features . . . and you can’t wait to start cooking! And when you use and care for your new range in the best way possible, you will enjoy all of its features and advantages more . . . and more!

Behind this new Hotpoint Range are priceless knowledge and experience gained in almost fifty years of manufacturing world-famous electric appliances for the home. It took insight, ingenuity, and vision to design this new range for you — it took years of study, experimentation, and the building of the world’s largest range factory to make possible its production.

Your new Hotpoint Automatic Electric Range will make cooking easier for you ... much less time-consuming! And that’s not all — you’ll discover that cooking is jun with your new Hotpoint Electric Range . . . preparing the family meals will be an exciting adventure from now on!

Read this book carefully and refer to it often. It gives step-by-step instructions .. . simple steps to using your new electric range with ease to give best cooking results. Included also are points on how to care for your new range. Remember, good use and good care go together.

This Instruction Book describes the features and explains the use of all the new Hotpoint Range Models. "

Ranges/Stoves
Published by:
Hotpoint
1950 36 33mb $9.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1968 Waste King-Universal Techmaster Dishwasher Service Manual
Here is the complete comprehensive service manual to Waste King Dishwashers from the late 1960's. Sections include Introduction, Explanations, Troubleshooting/Servicing, Suggested Tools, Timer charts and wiring diagrams, etc.

Models include: DU100-000 thru DU900-200, DU410-000 thru SS950-200.
Dishwashers
Published by:
Waste King
1968 67 29mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Hotpoint Electronic Oven Brochure
Hotpoint introduces its very first Microwave oven for the home. Read all about it in this color brochure!


Microwave Ovens
Published by:
Hotpoint
1957 4 9mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Operating Instruction Card
Operating Instructions for Whirlpool washers Models LWA5540; LWA5545 (with SUDS-MISER® system). Includes images of controls for each cycle and also includes chart of steps for stages in each cycle.


Automatic Washers
Published by:
Whirlpool
1970 2 3mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1980 General Electric Filter-Flo Washers and Dryers Brochure
Here is a sales brochure highlighting the entire line of 1980 GE Electric Washers, Dryers and Compact Laundry Appliances. Full control panel display images, machines photos and full detailed specifications included for each model.

Appliances highlighted:

Automatic Washers,
Electric and Gas Dryers,
Compact Washer and Dryer
Automatic Washers & Dryers
Published by:
General Electric
1980 6 6mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1954 Kelvinator Electric Range Service Manual
Complete service manual to all 1954 Kelvinator Electric Ranges. Models include: ER425, ER455, ER495, ER435, ER475, ER495D, ER325, ER375.

Sections include: Installation, Electrical Characteristics, Range Maintenance and Servicing, Wiring Diagrams.
Ranges/Stoves
Published by:
Kelvinator
1954 36 26mb $14.99

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