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1963 Frigidaire Appliances Catalog


Published by Frigidaire in 1963-- Here is the entire Frigidaire appliances line made by General Motors for 1963.

Images and full specs for every product Frigidaire produced in 1963 is included.

Appliances shown: Refrigerator/Freezers, Ranges, Flair Ranges, Built-in Ranges, Washers, Dryers, Dishwashers, Disposers, Water Heaters and Room Air Conditioners.

Number of Pages: 16
File Size: 34mb
Download Fee: $7.99

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Thumbnail Image of Download Maytag 1966 Competitive Washer and Dryer Report
Maytag compares it's newly designed washers and dryers to: Easy, Frigidaire, General Electric, Hamilton, Hotpoint, Kelvinator, Kenmore, Montgomery-Ward, Norge, Philco, Speed Queen, Westinghouse, and Whirlpool.

The purpose of this booklet is to better inform you of the comparison between Maytag and 13 other brands of automatic washers and dryers. It has been prepared from data supplied by the Maytag Product Testing Laboratory; every item and each statement has been checked for accuracy and validity by our Product Testing engineers.

Model changes often come at varying times during the year. We have made every attempt to give you the latest information available at the time of the printing of this booklet.

Automatic Washers & Dryers
Published by:
Maytag
1966 32 15mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1949 Kenmore Washer and Dryer Service Manual
Here is one of the earliest Sears Kenmore service manuals we have found. This covers both their 1949/1950 model washer (non-bolt down model) and dryer.


Automatic Washers & Dryers
Published by:
Kenmore
1949 47 $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1967 Easy Automatic Washer Brochures
Here are some beautiful brochures from Easy highlighting their 1967 line of Automatic Washers. This probably was their first year of variable-speed control machines.

Images and specifications included. Models include: WA-355, WA-344, WA-322, WA-323, WA-321.
Automatic Washers
Published by:
Easy
1967 14 13mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download KitchenAid Portable Dishwasher 67 Series Use and Care Guide
Here is the complete owner's manual and use/care guide to the 67 series of KitchenAid Portable Dishwashers.

Models include: KDR-67 and KDD-67.
Dishwashers
Published by:
KitchenAid
1969 20 12mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1956 Frigidaire Dishwasher Tech-Talk Service Manual
Here is the complete service manual to all 1956 Frigidaire Dishwashers. This includes extra supplements during the year.

Models include:

DWUW-Under-Counter Model
DWFW-Free Standing Model
DWSW-Sink Combination Model

In addition, the following four special models were available:
DWUW-1-Under-Counter Model With Primer Finish
DWFW-2-Free Standing Model With Wood Top
DWFW-3-Free Standing Model With No Top
DWSW-4-Sink Combination With Stainless Steel Top
Dishwashers
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Frigidaire
1956 43 20mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1983 Miele Washers Dryers Dishwashers and Vacuums Brochure
This is a German language catalog highlighting the 1983 Miele line of front-loading automatic washers, twin-tub washers, clothes dryers, ironers, dishwashers and vacuum cleaners.

Models include:

Washers: W756, W765.
Dryers: T369C, T366.
Ironer: B864E.
Dishwashers: G530, G530U, G530I
Vacuum Cleaners: S130, S236i, S225

Automatic Washers & Dryers
Published by:
Miele
1983 38 38mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1956-1957 Westinghouse Electric Range Owners Manuals
Here are the owners manuals to the 1956 and 1957 lines of Westinghouse Electric Ranges and Ovens. Manuals include main owners manual along with the special instructions manual.

1956 Models:
AH, AHS, BH, BHS, CH, DH, FH, EH

1957 Models:
AJS, EJ, FJ, HJ, RJ, DJ, KJ, CJ, IJ, KJ


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.

Your Westinghouse Speed-Electric Range will do the work for you ... provided you do the necessary planning and thinking.

Please read these instructions carefully. By doing this, you and your Westinghouse Speed-Electric Range will become wonderful cooking partners.

Ranges/Stoves
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Westinghouse
1957 56 21mb $9.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1966 Maytag What is New Dealer Training Guide
When Maytag introduced their brand new '06 line of automatic washers and dryers in 1966 they produced this book to show dealers exactly what all the new features are of these newly designed machines.


Automatic Washers & Dryers
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Maytag
1966 16 9mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1983 General Electric Dishwasher Product Information Manual
This 32 page book takes a fascinating look at features and benefits of GE dishwashers.

Sections include:
Benefits Customers are Looking For
Glossary
Systems Monitor of new Digital GE Dishwashers
Performance Flexibility
Energy Monitor Chart
Installation Information
Premium Dishwashers
Deluxe Value Dishwashers
Dishwasher Model Comparison Chart
Warranty Information

Models Highlighted: GSD2800D, GSD2600D, GSD2400D, GSD2200D, GSD1200T, GSD940D, GSD900, GSD640D, GSD600D, GSD50D.
Dishwashers
Published by:
General Electric
1983 48 24mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1983 General Electric Dishwasher Brochures
Here are wonderful brochures highlight the 1983 top-of-the-line of General Electric Dishwashers.

Models include: GSD2500D the all Electronic built-in Model and portable dishwasher modesl: GSC902, GSC702, GSC402.
Dishwashers
Published by:
General Electric
1983 8 7mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1983 Sanyo Portable Washer Owners Manual
Here is the owner's manual to the very first Sanyo portable impeller clothes washer.

Also included is the sticker that was affixed to the washer when it was brand new.
Automatic Washers
Published by:
Sanyo
1983 14 3mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1970 Maytag Washers and Dryers Brochures
Here are some wonderful brochures for the full line of Maytag Washers, Dryers and their portable machines as well.

Models include: A806, A606, A407, A106, DE/DG806, DE/DG606, DE407, DG406, DE/DG306, A50, DE50.
Automatic Washers & Dryers
Published by:
Maytag
1970 26 21mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1967 Frigidaire Appliances Catalog
Here is a catalog showing off Frigidaire Appliances for 1967.

Products include: Refrigerators, Food Freezers, Ranges, Built-in Ovens, Cooktops, Dishwashers, Disposers, Washers, Dryers and Room Air Conditioners.
Full Catalog
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Frigidaire
1967 20 13mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1951 Hotpoint Washer and Dryer Owners Manual
Here is the complete owners manual and operating instructions to the 1951 line of Hotpoint's washer and dryer.


Automatic Washers & Dryers
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Hotpoint
1951 40 25mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1972 Waste King Dishwashers Owners Manual
Here is the complete owners manual and use and care guide to all 1972 Waste King Dishwashers.

Models include: SS/911 and SS/878.
Dishwashers
Published by:
Waste King
1972 40 12mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Westinghouse 1965-1967 Continental Range and Oven Owners Manuals
Here is a set of six different owners manuals for several Westinghouse Continental Ranges from 1965 thru 1967.

Models include: KEE3H, KEE3J, OSE3E, KEE3B, KGC, KGC30, KHC30 and other models from the mid 1960's including the double oven models.
Ranges/Stoves
Published by:
Westinghouse
1967 102 42mb $9.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1961 General Electric Mobile-Maid Dishwasher Brochures
Here are some wonderful brochures for GE's portable top-loading dishwashers from 1961.

Models include: SP-40V and SP-60V.
Dishwashers
Published by:
General Electric
1961 12 9mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1955 Frigidaire Imperial Refrigerator Owners Manual
Here is the complete owners manual and use/care guide to all 1955 Frigidaire top-of-the-line Imperial refrigerators.

Models include: CIV-143 and CIV-115.
Refrigerators/Freezers
Published by:
Frigidaire
1955 48 24mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1972 Beam Central Vacuum System Brochure
Here is a sales literature brochure for the Beam Central Vacuum cleaning system for homes in the early 1970's.


Vacuum Cleaners
Published by:
Beam
1972 6 4mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1986 AEG Washers and Vacuums
Here is a German language brochure highlighting the 1986 line of AEG front loading washers and vacuum cleaners.


Automatic Washers
Published by:
AEG
1986 12 9mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1970 Speed Queen Washer Service Manual
Here is the comprehensive service manual to the 10970 line of Speed Queen Automatic Washers. This was the first models that used a reversing motor to shift from wash to spin instead of large solenoids like in the previous models.

Sections include: Service Procedures, Adustments, Test Procedures, Service Helps, Service Procedures Unique to Each Model, Timer sequence charts for each model and Wiring diagrams.

Models Covered Include:
DA9103
DA9101
DA9043
DA9041
DA9011
DA9000
DA6223
DA6221
DA6220
DA6191
DA6123
DA6121
DA6120
DA6111
DA6101
DA6100
DA6073
DA6071
DA6070
DA3781
DA3780
DA3691
DA3690
DA3661
DA3660
DA3501
DA3500
DA3211
DA3210
DA3201
DA3101
DA3100
DA3080
DA3001
DA3000
DA1040
Automatic Washers
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Speed Queen
1970 82 34mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Corning Counter-Top Ranges Book and Brochure
Here is a look at Corning's glass top ranges, the first smooth-top electric ranges produced in the USA. Book shows features of ranges along with cookware that was included when you purchased a new corning range. Full color brochure at end of file as well.

Models include:
Gourmet series Cooktop K-32CR and K-19BR
Built-In Oven O-24AT
Family Series Cooktop K-35CR
Double Oven O-24BT
Full Size Ranges: R-30JB, R-30DB, R-30EB, S-30JB
Counter Saver: CS-16x20, csP-16X20
Ranges/Stoves
Published by:
Corning
1973 28 13mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1956 Bendix Tumble-Action Washer Owners Manual
Here is the complete owners manual and operating instructions for Bendix Front Loading Automatic Washer model WFG-D.


Automatic Washers
Published by:
Bendix
1956 36 15mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1966 Maytag Automatic Washer Timer Cycle Steps Education Bulletin
When Maytag redesigned their entire line of automatic washers in 1966 they created this document to educate the field about how each cycle works on each model washer. This bulletin describes each step in all cycles of the newly designed machines.

Models include: A106, A206, A406, A606, A806 and A906.
Automatic Washers
Published by:
Maytag
1966 10 3mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1962 to 1974 General Electric Refrigerator-Freezer Service Manual
Here is the complete and comprehensive service manual to all model GE refrigerator/freezer combinations.

Model series include: TBF, TCF, TDF, TFF.

Major Sections include (with sub-sections):
General, Cabinet Service, Electrical Parts, Diagnosis, Ice Maker, Custom Dispenser, Safety Practices.
Refrigerators/Freezers
Published by:
General Electric
1974 278 103mb $9.99

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Thumbnail Image of Download Important Tips on the Use and Care of your Frigidaire Washer
Here is a publication packed with every Frigidaire washer in the mid 1960's giving important tips on using your new washer. Sections include Laundering, Charts, Special Information and Service.


Automatic Washers
Published by:
Frigidaire
1966 12 12mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1961 Constructa Automatic Washer Brochure
Here is a German language brochure from Constructa showing off their 1961 line of front-loading automatic washers. Models include:

K3, K3FS, K4, K4FS, K5, K6, T5
Automatic Washers
Published by:
Constructa
1961 24 45mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Frigidaire Spray-Tube Dishwasher Brochures and Owners Manual
Here are some absolutely beautiful brochures for the 1956 line of Frigidaire dishwashers, including the Built-in, Stand Alone and Sink-DW combo. Also included is the entire owners manual to the 1956 machines!


Dishwashers
Published by:
Frigidaire
1956 26 20mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Ideas to Help You Live Better Electrically
Here is an adorable electric company publication from the Live Better Electrically foundation. It contains wonderful hand drawn whimsical illustrations along with hundred of ideas of how to use electrical devices in all areas of home life.


Miscellaneous
Published by:
NSP
1957 72 21mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1957 Hotpoint Electric Range Owners Manual
Here is the complete owners manual and use and care guide to all 1957 Hotpoint 30" and 40" ranges.


Ranges/Stoves
Published by:
Hotpoint
1957 92 97mb $11.64
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Thumbnail Image of Download Hoover Constellation Model 86 Owners Manual
Full owners manual and operating instructions for the Hoover Constellation Model 86.


Vacuum Cleaners
Published by:
Hoover
1958 16 7mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download The Owners Manual To The Very First Automatic Washer
How To Do Your Week's Wash Automatically

Here is true automatic washer history. This owners manual is what was packed with every Bendix Home Laundry in 1937, they year Bendix introduced the automatic washer to the world!

"Gone are the days when everything had to be washed, rinsed, wrung and ironed by hand. Gone is the back-breaking toil that made clean towels and sheets a luxury-that made an abundance of daily changes of body linen an extravagance almost unheard of. The housewife of today can be lavish with cleanliness. She can give her family plenty of fresh white linens-plenty of bright, clean clothes; for modern appliances have remade washday. Swift, scientific methods have replaced the long hours of drudgery that were once associated with the washing and ironing of clothes."
Automatic Washers
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Bendix
1937 40 22mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Electrical Merchandising Magazine - July 1958
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 July 1958 Issue


Full Page Vintage Ads:
Speed Queen Automatic Washer, Waste King Dishwasher, Hoover Floor Polisher, Hotpoint Trends, Voice of America Record Players, Tide/Proctor and Gamble, Successful Farming Magazine, Frigidaire Wash and Wear Savings Fair, Blackstone Automatic Washer, Grabar, Caloric Spring Promotion, Olympic Hi-Fi, Heil-Quaker Heating, RCA-Whirlpool Combination Washer-Dryer, Maytag Dryers, Syroco Clocks, DuMont Television, Ladies Home Journal, Travel Aire Evaporative Coolers, Amana Refrigerator-Freezers, National Accounting Machines, Good Housekeeping Magazine, Ben-Hur Freezers, Better Homes and Gardens Magazine, Modern Water Softeners, Commercial Credit, Chromalux Electric Range Elements, Oster and Osterizer Blenders, Hotpoint Air Conditioners, Sylvania Hi-Fi, St. Charles Kitchen/Dupont, Philadelphia Bulletin, Grundig-Majestic Hi-Fi, RCA-Whirlpool Gas Ranges, Westinghouse Vacuum Cleaners, General Electric Refrigerator-Freezer, Dexter Wringer and Automatic Washers, Eureka Vacuum Cleaners, Johnson Wax Floor Polisher, Frigidaire Air Conditioners, Philco Transistor Radios, Kelvinator Washer and Dryer, Honeywell Heater Controls, Hamilton Automatic Washer.

Double Full Page Vintage Ad Spreads:
Westinghouse Shape of Tomorrow Appliances, RCA-Whirlpool Vacation Jamboree, Thomas Organs and Hi-Fi Combinations, General Electric Automatic Washer, Universal Coffeematic, New RCA-Whirlpool Refrigeration Center, Atlas Power Lawn Mowers, Fedders Heat Pump and Air Conditioner, RCA-Whirlpool Washer and Dryer, Bissell Shampoo Master, Ingraham Clocks, Porcelain Enamel Institute, General Electric Radios, Gibson Appliances, RCA-Whirlpool Refrigerator-Freezers, Chicago Tribune, Hotpoint Television, Norge Refrigerator-Freezer, RCA Color Television, Westinghouse Television, Admiral Refrigerator-Freezers, Motorola Car Radios, Sylvania Television, York Room Air Conditioners, RCA-Whirlpool Air Conditioners.

3+ Page Vintage Ads or Catalogs:
Hotpoint Appliances, Dormeyer Small Appliances, Philco Automatic Washers, Dryers, Wringer Washers, Refrigerators, Electric Ranges and Air Conditioners, Kelvinator Appliances, Norelco Shavers.

Other Ads:
West Bend, Beldon Electric Cords, Majestic Gas Incinerator, Symphonic Hi-Fi, EZ Clean Air Filters, Cornish Wire, Toastmaster Water Heater, Lamb Electric Motors, Arvin Radios, Stromburg Carlson Hi-Fi, Manitowoc Appliances, Thermador Appliances, Ruton Vacuum Cleaner, Monarch Ranges, Yeats Appliance Dolly.

Featured Articles:
Spotlight-A Quick Look at what's going on, Business Trends, Trends by Region, You Can Sell More Air Conditioners, House Power News, Help Yourself to Good Help, How to train a Kitchen Salesman, He Nets 9% on Kitchens, Builder Sales Aren't So Tough, You'll Be Selling These Kitchens, How to Become a Better Businessman, Dealers are Serious About Kitchens, Who Says the Appliance Salesman is Extinct, Look What this Buffalo, NY Dealer Did with Wringer Washers, Promotion with a French Accent, Nothing Beats a Carnival, 35% on Central Coolers, Trade Report, Fred Maytag II Discuses Artificial Obsolescence, Electric Servants Fair, Consumers Hit the Merchandise Mart's Trade Show, The Housewares Show: Crowds, Products and Prices Explain Why They're Optimistic, It Looks Rosy for Lawn Mowers, How Research Shapes our Future Prosperity, More Shopping Than Buying, Editorial.

Introduction of New Products for 1958 Section - (1 to 5 paragraphs about each product):
Norge Refrigerator Line, Easy Combination Washer-Dryer, Hoover Vacuum Cleaner, Sub-Zero Refrigerator-Freezers, Deep Freeze Freezers, Amana Refrigerators, Manitowoc Freezers, Revco Freezers, Kitchen-Aire Ventilation, Markel Fan, Heetair Baseboard, Lau Fans, Dumont Fans, Broan Wall Heater, Admiral Refrigerator-Freezer, Foster Frypan, Duralux Coffeemaker, Victor Door Chimes, Sunbeam Egg Cooker, Handy Hannan Hair Dryer, Cory Party Chef, Sunbeam Frypan, Universal Floor Polisher, Ronson Hair Dryer, KitchenAid Dishwashers, Brotherized Blender, Fedders Air Conditioners, Philco Air Conditioners, Chico Air Coolers, Thermador Evaporative Cooler, Chill-Air Coolers, Rabar Porta Coolers, Write Coolers, Roper Gas Ranges, GE Telechron Clock, Knibb Ice Cream Maker, Excello Riding Lawn Mowers, Mow Master Lawn Mowers, Jacobson Lawn Mower, Roberton Riding Lawn Mower, Dumont TV and Hi-Fi, Hoffman TV and Hi-Fi, Packard-Bell Radio, DeWald Radio, Admiral Radio, GE Transistor Radios, Webcor Hi-Fi, Philco Hi-Fi, Symphonic Hi-Fi, Admiral Italiana Hi-Fi.
Trade Publications
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Electrical Merchandising
1958 206 109mb $12.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download KitchenAid 18 Series Dishwasher Parts Catalog
Here is the complete parts list to all 18 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-18 KDI-18
KDC-18
KDP-18
KDS-38
KDC-38
KDS-58
KDI-58
KDC-58
Dishwashers
Published by:
KitchenAid
1976 110 40mb $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 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 1954 Hotpoint Major Appliance Productgrams
1954 Hotpoint Productgrams cover Ranges, Refrigerators, Freezers, Washers, Dryers, Dishwashers, Food Waste Disposers and Air Conditioners.

Included in this document are 10 monthly issues from 1954.

Hotpoint's Productgrams 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.
Miscellaneous
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Hotpoint
1954 264 90mb $10.80
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Thumbnail Image of Download Catalog of Replacement Parts for KitchenAid Dishwasher KDS-14 and KDS-14P
Full parts catalog showing illustrations of all parts along with part numbers. This document makes doing internet searches for vintage parts much easier as you will have the official KitchenAid part numbers.


Dishwashers
Published by:
KitchenAid
1963 20 10mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Maytag All-Pushbutton Dishwasher Owners Manual Model WU-600
Here is the complete owners manual and use/care guide to Maytag's top of the line dishwasher from the early 1970's.

Model: WU-600
Dishwashers
Published by:
Maytag
1972 12 7mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download How to Use and Enjoy Your New 1964 Kenmore Automatic Dryer
Here is the complete owners manual and operating instructions packed with every '64 Lady Kenmore Clothes Dryer. Series covered include the Lady Kenmore, 70, 800, 31880, 70, 500 and the 400.


Automatic Washers
Published by:
Kenmore
1964 36 24mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download How to Use and Enjoy your Frigidaire Electric Range - with the Wonder Oven
Here is the full owners manual to the top of the line Frigidaire ranges from 1952 though 1954. Models include RO-60 and RO-50.


Ranges/Stoves
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Frigidaire
1952 60 43mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download L-8 Westinghouse Laundomat Service Manual
Comprehensive service manual for all mid 1950s Westinghouse Laundromat front loading automatic washers.


Automatic Washers
Published by:
Westinghouse
1955 44 32mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1955 General Electric Range-Cooktop-Oven Service Manual
Here is the comprehensive service manual to all 1955 General Electric Ranges.

M line (1955) models include: J244M, J245M, J246M, J400M, J402M, J403M, J405M, J408M

Sections on servicing include:
Automatic Unit
Backsplashers
Bake Unit
Body
Cooking Tops
Fuse and Appliance Receptacle.
Handles
Nomenclature
Oven
Oven Door
Oven Light Switch
Oven Liner
Oven Switches
Oven Unit and Contacts
Oven Unit Terminal Blocks
Storage Drawers
Surface Units
Surface Unit Switches
Thermostats
Timers and Minute Timers
Wiring Diagrams

If you are looking for the owners manual for these ranges, the 1956 Range owners manual is very similar to the 1955 line and it can be found here: 1956 General Electric Range Owners Manual
Ranges/Stoves
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General Electric
1955 38 23mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1949 Westinghouse Electric Range Owners Manual
Here is the full owners manual and operating instruction guide to all 1949 Westinghouse Electric Ranges.

Models include: A774-49, B74-49, D74-49, E64-49.

Sections Include:
Getting to know your range,
How to use your range,
Care and cleaning your range,
High Altitude Cooking,
Recipes and Cooking Charts for Westinghouse Ranges.

It’s all yours now! Your treasure of a brand-new Electric Range. You’ll love it...because it’s so superbly automatic ...saves energy and leaves you more time for a dozen and one other things. And because it’s so very easy to use. you’ll have praiseworthy results every time. But wondrous as this Range is, it can’t perform miracles without your co-operation. That’s why it’s so essential that you become thoroughly acquainted with its every part and function...learn how to use it properly...how to care for it so that it does more and lasts longer. Remember, you’ll use your Range more than any other appliance you own!

So take a minute right now to carefully study this book—especially the section that refers to your particular Range. We've done our best to “tell all” and give you the complete story.

What’s more, we've included a couple hundred tried and tested recipes with which you can please the family. In no sense do we claim this to be a complete cookbook, so don’t hesitate to continue using your favorite recipes, too, and watch how beautifully they’ll turn out on your new Range!

Ranges/Stoves
Published by:
Westinghouse
1949 84 48mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Fabric Care from Frigidaire
Generic laundering guide that was packed with every brand new Frigidaire 1-18 automatic washer or dryer in the early 1970's.


Automatic Washers & Dryers
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Frigidaire
1971 12 6mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Washer Instruction Manual and Parts List
Here is the complete manual given to new owners of the commercial Washette automatic washer. Sections include: Installation, Repair and Maintenance, complete instructions on operating machine, setting the automatic supply injector, changing the timer sequences to make a cycle run however you prefer, control panel, etc. etc.


Automatic Washers
Published by:
Cook Machinery
1974 44 19mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1962 Frigidaire Flair Electric Ranges Owners Manual
Here is the complete owners manual, operating instructions, cleaning/care information and cooking guides to all 1962 Frigidaire Flair Ranges. Models include: RCIB-645-2, RCIB-635-2, RCDB-640-2 and RCDB-630-2.

Looking for a Service Manual for Frigidaire Flair Ranges? Please see this manual: Frigidaire Flair Service Manual
Ranges/Stoves
Published by:
Frigidaire
1961 38 23mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1956 General Electric Home Laundry Product Man
1956 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
1956 102 37mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download The Worlds Newest Kitchen Ideas
The Home Owners Manual of Kitchen Planning and Decorating! Complete 24 page sales literature catalog for everything Youngstown Kitchens made available to homeowners in the early post-war era. Includes images and specifications for all Youngstown Jet-Tower Dishwashers and Disposall units, full kitchen planner including all metal kitchen cabinets and storage units, porcelain sinks, drawer units and everything else to make a beautful new shiny 1950s Kitchen! Beautiful pictures and hand drawn illustrations throughout!


Dishwashers
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Youngstown Kitchens
1952 24 37mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Westinghouse Center-Drawer Refrigerator
Here is a beautiful brochure for the very rare Center Drawer top of the line refrigerator from Westinghouse.


Refrigerators/Freezers
Published by:
Westinghouse
1962 4 6mb $5.99

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