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Cooper Home Supply Catalog


Published by Cooper Supply in 1954-- This is one of the more unusal catalogs I have ever seen. It's a great reference of home products of the mid 1950's. It contains, major appliances, TV and electronics, small appliances and other household goods. Many major manufactures are represented with multiple models of each type of products. A picture, description model number and price of each item offered is shown.

Products and brands include...

TELEVISION
Admiral, Philco, Stromberg-Car lson, RCA Victor, Mitchell, Dumont, Capehart, Zenith,Westinghouse, Magnavox, General Electric, Motorola, Stewart-Warner, Sylvania, Crosley,Bendix, Emerson, Andrea.

RADIOS
RCA Victor, Zenith, Philco, Admiral, Bendix,Westinghouse, Motorola, General Electric,Magnavox, Capehart, Stromberg-Carlson, Emerson, Stewart-Warner, Sylvania.

RECORD CHANGER, RECORDER
Webster-Chicago, RCA, Ampro, Revere, V-M.

REFRIGERATORS, FREEZERS
Servel, Gibson, Kelvinator, International Harvester, Admiral, Philco, Pak-A-Way, Coolerator, Bendix, Deepfreeze, Crosley, Westinghouse, Thor, General Electric, Quicfrez, Norge, Hotpoint, Frigidaire, General Chef, Astral.

ELECTRIC RANGES
General Electric, Deepfreeze, Gibson, Frigi•daire, Hotpoint, Kelvinator, Admiral, Bendix,RCA Estate, Coolerator, Crosley, Thor, Philco, Norge, Westinghouse, Welbilt.

GAS RANGES
Welbilt, Norge, Magic Chef, Detroit-Jewel, Maytag, RCA Estate, Florence.

KITCHEN CABINETS, SINKS, DISHWASHERS
Apex, Crosley, Kelvinator, General Electric,Hotpoint, Cory, Tracy, Kitchenaid, American Kitchens, Youngstown, Westinghouse.

LAUNDRY EQUIPMENT
Thor, Whirlpool, Bendix, Blackstone, Hamilton, Kelvinator, Westinghouse, Maytag, Frigidaire, Easy, Hotpoint, Crosley, Simplex, General Electric, Norge, Ironrite, Apex, Conlon, Naxon, Empire, Launder-King, Handyhot, Monitor.

WATER HEATERS
Westinghouse, Hotpoint, Crosley, Norge, Deepfreeze, Duo-Therm, General Electric, Toastmaster.

HEATERS
DuoTherm, Electromode, Knapp•Monarch,Magic Chef, Arvin, Fresh'nd-Aire, Tropic-Aire, Mimar, LaSalle, Handyhot, Emerson-Electric, Electresteem.

DEHUMIDIFIERS
Berns Air King, Frigidaire, Fedders, Hotpoint,Westinghouse, RCA, Mitchell, Fresh'nd-Aire, Admiral.

SEWING MACHINES
Domestic, Free-Westinghouse.

VACUUM CLEANERS, FLOOR POLISHERS, CARPET SWEEPERS
Royal, Eureka, Lewyt, Apex, Gilbert, Westinghouse, Universal, Hamilton Beach, Hoover, General Electric, Regina, General, Shetland, Wagner, Bissell.

HOUSEHOLD APPLIANCE
Universal, Holliwood, Rotiss-O-Mat, BroilQuik, Broilking, Silv-A-King, General Slicing, Silex, Cory, Nicro, Continental, Sunbeam, Ritz, Dulane, Westinghouse, Waring, Kidde, Darmeyer, Naxon, Casco, Hoover, General Electric,Nesco, Everhot, Tropic-Aire, Knapp-Monarch,Kitchenaid, Manning-Bowman, Gilbert, Sperti,Mimar, Oster, Electresteem, Hamilton-Beach,Camfield, American Beauty, Toastmaster, General Mills, Rival, Juice King, Arvin, Durabilt,Proctor, Presto, Farberware, Wearever, Mirro, Revere, Ekco, Flint, Handyhot, Hankscraft.

SHAVERS
Remington, Rolls, Schick, Norelco.

SCALES
Borg, Detecto, Counselor, Health•O•Meter.

TYPEWRITERS
Underwood, Smith-Corona, Remington.

DOOR BELLS/ CHIME
Nutone, Rittenhouse, Edwards .

CHRISTMAS LIGHTS
Noma.

LUGGAGE

TOYS
Gilbert

CLOCKS
General Electric, Telechron, Jefferson.

STERLING SILVER
International Sterling, Reed & Barton, Gorham.

SILVERPLATED FLATWARE
Community, 1847 Rogers Bros., Wm. Rogers &Son, Gorham, Tudor, Holmes & Edwards.

ELECTRIC TRAINS
Lionel, American Flyer.

TOOLS
Skil, Black & Decker Utility, Revere, Casco.

PENS, PENCILS, CIGARETTE LIGHTERS
Ronson, Parker, Sheaffer, Norma.

PHOTOGRAPHIC EQUIPMENT
Ansco, Ampro, Argus, Weston, Kalart, Victor,Bell & Howell, DeJur, Bolsey, Polaroid-Land,Graflex, Crown Graphic, Speed Graphic, Keystone, Radiant, Dalite, Revere, Kodak.


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Editorial: The Fourth of July

New Switchgear Laboratory Goes into Operation
Late last month on the flatlands of southwest Philadelphia, GE’s new high-capacity switchgear development laboratory was officially dedicated. With Company spokesmen looking ahead to an annual U.S. power consumption of possibly a trillion kw-hrs by 1965—more than triple the amount now being used—the new laboratory will aid in the development of switch- gear of higher ratings to keep pace with this phenomenal growth. continued…

Engineering the Automatic Washer
The automatic clothes washer is a simple device—to the housewife. She throws in the laundry, sets a control dial, and goes about her telephoning. A short time later she removes the laundry—washed and damp-dried.

Simply stated, the function of a domestic washing machine is to get the laundry clean, rinse out the detergent, and extract most of the water. For a third of the century these operations were performed with a machine in which the laundry was manually lifted from the tub and fed through a water- extraction device. Most of these devices were wringers, powered by the washing- machine motor. A limited number were the centrifugal-extraction type using the same or a separate tub. continued…

Stopping Ships
Even with modern navigating and communication aids there are times when things get out of hand and a collision ol ships appears imminent. The need for meeting this situation—rare though it may he—has an influence on the design of ships’ power plants.

Most large and fast ships are powered bv a steam turbine that drives the propeller through suitable gearing and shafting. The astern power that is used for stopping a ship is provided by a comparatively small separate section of the main turbine. The question immediately arises as to why the astern element can’t be given the same power as the ahead element. Well, it can. The simplest arrangement would he another turbine of the same size geared to drive the propeller backwards. continued…

Ferromagnetography
Contrary to general belief printing did not originate with Gutenberg; to the ancient Chinese belongs the credit. They made engravings—used mainly for printing on silk cloth—by carving figures out of wooden blocks. Later, around 1120 BC. they introduced wooden blocks of movable type.

Modern printing, on the other hand, began in the middle ages—about the year 1423. It was during this period that Johann Gutenberg, a German stonemason, had the idea of printing with movable type. So he set about his skill, cutting alphabets out of small wooden blocks to be used for typesetting. A friend advised him to use metal instead of wood, since it wouldn’t wear out so easily. This he did. As you can imagine, this task required many years and a large expenditure of money. He financed his operations by borrowing money on the type he’d already completed. Then, to prove to his creditors and the many cynics the worth of his efforts, he completely reproduced the Bible in print. continued…

Cool Breezes — Story of the Electric Fan
Fans preceded written history by many centuries. Some of the most ancient known fans were those of the Chinese dating back to 3000 BC. And ceremonial fans were used in 1700 BC by the reigning monarchs of Egypt and Assyria. Some thousand years later the "punkah" —a hand-swung lightweight ceiling-suspended fan—was introduced in India, and even today is still in use there.

From exquisitely made folding tans of the Japanese, followed by 17th century Paris creations of surpassing beauty, we come to the practical palm-leaf type and simpler folding fans of grandmother’s day.

It’s not possible to give the exact age of the electric fan—the youngest member of the ancient family of fans. But the earliest record of a U.S. patent awarded for an electric fan was in 1854. This was a ceiling-suspended assembly of several large fan blades, each hinged along one edge to a horizontal rotating arm driven by a battery-operated motor. Arms on the blades struck projections causing the blades to vibrate and thus agitate the air. continued…

Longer Life for Dry-type Transformers
Improvements in dry-type power transformers and their insulations is a good example of how electrical engineers are continually making progress in lengthening the life span of electric equipment and increasing its endurance to higher temperatures.

For many years insulations known as Class A were about the only ones available to the transformer designer. These insulations consisted of materials such as cotton, silk, or paper—impregnated with organic varnishes to give them additional mechanical and electrical strength. They were used in a medium of mineral oil or air. Such insulations were relatively inexpensive but a maximum allowable temperature limit of 105 C was necessary for reasonable life. continued…

The G10 Germanium Rectifier
In 1886 a German chemist by the name of Alexander Winkler found an unknown metal sulfide and isolated the element which he called germanium. It has a shiny metallic appearance, is extremely hard and brittle, and is recovered as a by-product in the smelting and refining of zinc ores.

Because germanium falls into group four of the periodic table, it has some of the chemical characteristics of the elements on either side of it. Germanium is both an electrical conductor and an electrical insulator, depending on its temperature, and is classed as a semiconductor. continued…

Nylon for Bearings and Gears
Although nylon is generally associated with such decorative items as stockings and sweaters, we have found that its versatility extends well into the fields of bearings, gears, and other workaday applications.
Nylon is tough at low7 temperatures, is resistant to abrasion, has strength in thin sections, is light in weight, has certain self-lubricating qualities, and is resistant to many chemicals. Properties are given in the table on the opposite page. Exact characteristics and specifications can be found in the literature put out by the manufacturers of nylon molding powders.

Bearing Tests - Of interest to design engineers is published data that shows the effect of wear on nylon when used as a bearing material. Results of tests using nylon against nylon, steel, and brass under various loads and speeds, and with various lubricants, are given on page 35. As you may suspect, the lowest rates of wear are found when nylon is run against nylon in a dry condition, as well as when nylon is run against steel lubricated with SAE 10 oil. When nylon is rubbed against brass, the metal flakes off and contaminates the hearing surface. continued…

The Unit Cost of Light
There’s more to figuring the cost of a lighting system than adding up the prices of fixtures, installation, and electricity. A tabulation of over-all annual costs that the customer may expect to pay appeals to the businessman, because it is expressed in his own language. Rut further analytical cost studies of operating and maintenance methods and lamp efficiencies may show you the way to worth-while savings or better lighting for the same expenditure.

To help you along this economic pathway a relatively simple formula has been devised. It is referred to as the "unit cost of light” method. In its most flexible form it deals with the raw light as generated by the lamps in just one fixture. Then, once the unit cost of light in dollars per million lumen hours is known, you can easily apply it to a specific installation if over-all costs are also desired. continued…

Added Kick for Turbojet Engines
Getting an 80-ton airplane into the air in a matter of seconds is no easy job. The problem is one of providing more than normal maximum thrust or "kick” at take-off. In the case of B-45 and B-47 jet bombers, their power plants (J-47 turbojet engines—one is shown on the adjacent page) were equipped with combustion-chamber water-alcohol injection systems for augmenting thrust.

Variations of these systems boost the take-off thrust from 15 to 25 percent or higher. As a result, heavy jet-powered aircraft can take off from minimum- length runways with maximum safety. continued…

Are We Ready for Railroad Electrification in the U. S.? .
Admittedly, widespread electrification in I lie United States is not just around the corner. Rut there is an element in the cost of railroad electrification and in the success of operation through the ensuing years that can not be settled too soon. This all-important factor is standardization. And standardization is so important primarily because it permits repetitive manufacture. Standardization, of course, offers other advantages that may be more familiar, but every day brings new evidence that a custom-designed article built in a job shop cannot compete with a highly engineered item produced under conditions of repetitive manufacture.

It is time for all who may have a hand in railroad electrification in the United States to start sifting out the alternatives and to find agreement on what may be the standard system of electrification in this country. Let us speak briefly about the prospects of electrification and [hen expand the theme of standardization. continued…

A Brightening Outlook - When will we see railroad electrification resumed in the United States? The answer depends largely on costs, with the cost of fuel or energy being a big part of the expense of locomotive operation.

When we compare the cost of diesel fuel with the cost of purchased electric power at the figures current today, we find them roughly equivalent. We are speaking, of course, of gallons of fuel oil or kilowatt-hours of electricity at the locomotive. As long as power costs in these two forms are even approximately equal, it is obvious that the diesel- electric locomotive with its lower investment is the correct answer for new installations. At the same time this approximate equality tells us that extensive electrified systems already installed should continue to be operated. continued…

New Safeguard for Protective Coatings
You can best define a plastics material as a synthetic organic substance. At some stage of production it’s plastic— capable of being shaped; or liquid— capable of being cast. Furthermore, it’s either thermoplastic or thermosetting. If thermoplastic, it softens under heat and can he remolded. If thermosetting, it sets under heat and can’t be remolded.

Phenolic materials are thermosetting plastics. And from practically the outset of the industry they’ve enjoyed an ever- expanding market. They take many and various forms. Probably the most familiar to you are radio cabinets, telephone handsets, buttons, tube bases, mechanical parts, and so on. continued…

Dollar-sign Engineering
The photo sequence beginning on the next page will show you how a value analyst operates—step by step—on a typical project. Here, it’s the timer for the automatic clothes washer. Because space doesn't permit us to show the results of the analysis on every part of the timer, we have selected one part as being typical. (In the actual project more than 30 individual parts of the timer were analyzed for value.)

It should be emphasized that nothing was wrong with the timer when we approached the Value Analysis Unit and requested a survey. The timer operated satisfactorily and costs were in line with similar products. But. as is the case with far-sighted management, they wanted to see if it wasn’t possible to further eliminate any unnecessary costs. continued…

Moisture vs Rubber Insulation
Although rubber compounds are used to waterproof such everyday items as overshoes, raincoats, and garden hoses, rubber compounds in general can’t be considered waterproof when used as an insulation for wire and cable.

What works on raincoats may not work on cables—the basic differences are: length of exposure; effect of moisture on the electrical properties. Cables insulated with rubber compounds must withstand years of continual exposure with a consequent absorption of moisture. And moisture absorption has proved to be a contributing factor in cable failures. continued…
Trade Publications
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The Review
1952 58 61mb $8.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Modern Cleaning at it's Finest
Here are three beautiful spec-sheets for General Electric vacuum cleaners.

MODEL AVF-807, featuring the exclusive, G -E Napulator ... the positive nozzle adjustment that gives you perfect cleaning seal for quick, thorough housecleaning.

The Deluxe Air-Flow cleaner, model AVT-173

A brilliant new tank cleaner, model AVT-811
Vacuum Cleaners
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General Electric
1950 6 9mb $8.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download KitchenAid KD-15 Series Dishwasher Installation Instructions
Complete installation instructions packed with every 15 series KitchenAid built-in dishwashers Models include Superba KDS-15, Imperial KDI-15 and the Custom KDC-15.


Dishwashers
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KitchenAid
1965 6 5mb $14.99
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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
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Frigidaire
1976 26 22mb $9.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Sunbeam Coffeemaster C30 Operating Instructions and Hang-tag
Rarely do I find the Coffeemaster instructions in good enough shape for scanning, but we recently did so here it is. If you have one of these wonderful coffeemakers, you will be interested to read how Sunbeam recommends you make coffee properly in this pot as well as how to take care of the unit. Not to mention...

One of the biggest thrills you'll get out of your Sunbeam Coffeemaster is the comments of your friends. They'll want to know how you make such delicious coffee every time. When you tell them the secret of your Sunbeam Coffeemaster they, too, will want one.

As silly as that we sounds, we've actually found it to be true. Also included is the rare hang-tag that came with the coffeemaker.
Small Appliances
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Sunbeam
1951 6 5mb $11.99
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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
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Hoover
1961 12 10mb $11.99
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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 $11.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1951 Hotpoint Matched Electric Appliances and Metal Cabinets Brochure
Here is a brochure targeting new home builders showing how "Modern Kitchens Sell Homes". Catalog shows full line of Hotpoint Major Appliances and Metal Cabinets. Includes specifications and dimensions of all available products.


Full Catalog
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Hotpoint
1951 8 6mb $8.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1962 Kenmore Electric Ranges - Choose the Right One For You
Here is a poster size store brochure given out at Sears retail stores in the early 1960's to show off their line of electric ranges. 40", 30", 24" models as well as "Classic Cooking Centers" which is Kenmore's version of the Frigidaire Flair style range with the oven(s) above the cooktop.


Ranges/Stoves
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Kenmore
1962 4 6mb $8.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Thor Automatic Sink Service Manual for Lustron Homes
Here is the complete service manual to the Thor Automagic Sink washer/dishwasher combination. This unit was installed in Lustron homes in the last 1940's and early 1950's.

This service manual is to be used in conjunction with the Thor washer/dishwasher transmission Service Manual.
Automatic Washers
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Thor
1951 32 35mb $12.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Hoover Toaster Brochures
Brochures highlighting the different kinds of Toasters available from Hoover.


Small Appliances
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Hoover
1975 4 7mb $8.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Fluffy-Clean Clothes with the Apex Wash-a-Matic
Full owners manual and operating instructions that was packed in all 6000 series (1952-1954) Wash-a-Matic automatic washers. These are the washers with the spiral-tub bouncing basket.


Automatic Washers
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Apex
1953 28 11mb $11.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download KitchenAid KD-15 Series Dishwasher Owners Manual
Complete owners manuals and operating instructions to all 15 series KitchenAid automatic dishwashers from the middle and late 1960s. Models include Superba KDS-15, Imperial KDI-15 and the Custom KDC-15.

You are about to enjoy freedom from the monotony and drudgery of hand dishwashing that will make every mealtime a joy and save you hours and hours in which to do more of the pleasant and important things you like to do. Getting off to the right start with your new KitchenAid dishwasher is all important and that is why we urge you to become thoroughly familiar with the following information before you ever press a Cycle Selector Button. Knowing how to load and operate your KitchenAid properly will not only assure you of top performance but actually add much to the fun of " doing the dishes" automatically.
Dishwashers
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KitchenAid
1965 16 16mb $11.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1955 Speed Queen Laundry Appliances Brochure
Here is a beautiful brochure for the 1955 line of Speed Queen Automatic Washers, Clothes Dryers, Wringer Washer and Ironers.


Automatic Washers & Dryers
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Speed Queen
1955 32 60mb $8.99
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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
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KitchenAid
1967 20 13mb $11.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1974 Norge Dishwasher Brochures
Here are some wonderful brochures showing the very rare Norge dishwasher, both built-in and portable models highlighted. Models included: KDU2420A, KDU2430A, KDU2440A, KDU2460A, KDU2480A, KDP2420A, KDP2430A, KDP2450A, KDP2480A.


Dishwashers
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Norge
1974 12 7mb $8.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Hotpoint Perforated Tub Washer Technical Manual
Here is the complete technical manual with supplements through 1980 on all General Electric made Hotpoint washers. Covers servicing and general specifications/technical information on all washers from the 1970's.

Sections include:
Agitator Assembly
Cam Charts
Cover Assembly
Dispenser - Bleach
Dispenser - Detergent
Dispenser - Fabric Softener
Hoses
Lid Switch
Motor & Clutch Assembly
Motor & Relay
Pump
Rapid Wash System
Schematics/Wiring Diagram
Switches
Suds Save
Suspension System
Suspension Cable
Timer Assembly
Transmission
Tub & Basket
Tub-To-Basket Gap
Water Inlet Valve
Water Level Switch
Water System
Automatic Washers
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Hotpoint
1973 108 43mb $12.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Compact Laundry Brochure
Brochure highlighting GE's new portable washer and dryer.


Automatic Washers & Dryers
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General Electric
1972 2 6mb $8.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1965 Westinghouse Laundromat Owners Manual
Here is the owner's manual to the 1965 Westinghouse Laundromat with the newly designed mid 60's control panel style.

Models: LTF570 and LTF578.
Automatic Washers
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Westinghouse
1965 24 15mb $11.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download The Hoover Constellation
Brochure for Hoover's floating vacuum, the Constellation, mode 858.


Vacuum Cleaners
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Hoover
1970 2 2mb $8.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Maytag Gyrafoam Aluminum Washer Brochure
This is one of the earliest pieces of washer sales literature history I have seen. It is a brochure produced in the mid 1920s selling the Maytag "Gray Ghost" washer. This fascinanting brochure was made only two years after Maytag introduced the first agitator in 1922. Its in color no less and printed on thick 8.5 x 11 inch paper, which must have been very expensive to produce in those days. A must for any early washing machine enthusiast.


Wringer Washers
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Maytag
1924 16 14mb $8.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Hotpoint Clothes Dryer Line
Sales lit brochures for the 1973 Hotpoint dryer line.


Clothes Dryers
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Hotpoint
1973 18 24mb $8.99

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