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1956 Frigidaire Imperial Washer Owners Manual


Published by Frigidaire in 1956-- Here is a special edition of the 1956 Frigidaire washer owners manual. It was made specifically for the Imperial Unimatic model, WI-56.

Number of Pages: 24
File Size: 14mb
Download Fee: $5.99

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Thumbnail Image of Download 1980 General Electric Washer and Dryer Brochures
Here are sales litureate brochures for the 1980 line of General Electric Automatic Washers, Dryers and portable washer and dryer.

Models include:
Washers:
WWA8470V
WWA8450V
WWA8350V
WWA8320V
WWA8300V
WWA7070V
WWA7050V
WWA5800V
WWA5600V
WWA7060V
WWA3100V

Dryers:
DDE 4000V
DDE9200V
DDG9280V
DDE8200V
DDG8280V
DDE7500V
DDG7580V
DDE5900V
DDG5980V
DDE5300V
DDG5380V
DDC0580V
DDC4580V

Portables:
WWP1150V
DDP1200V
Automatic Washers & Dryers
Published by:
General Electric
1980 18 15mb $5.99
Introductory Price of $3.99


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Thumbnail Image of Download Hotpoint Customline Oven and Surface-Cooktop Unit Owners Manual
Here is the complete owners manual and use and care guide to 1958 Hotpoint Customline Built-in Cooking Appliances.

Models include:
Customline Surface Cooktops: RM701, RN101, RK501, RK601

Customline Golden Plug-in Griddle

Cutomline Built-In Ovens: RJ111, RJ206, RJ601, RL701

Please note this document was donated to the library in pre-scanned pdf format. It is scanned at high-resolution but there are some slightly areas of blurring and discoloration, however it is completely readable and usable.
Ranges/Stoves
Published by:
Hotpoint
1958 64 24mb $7.99
Introductory Price of $3.99


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Thumbnail Image of Download 1957 Whirlpool Range Owners Manual
Here is the comprehensive service manual to all 1957 Whirlpool electric ranges.

Wiring Diagrams, troubleshooting and service procedures included.

Models include:
Deluxe: W5743510,

Super-Deluxe: W5743910,

Custom: W5745610, W5745620,

Supreme: WS743710, WS745710

Imperial: W5743710, W5745710, W5743810, W5743811, W5745820, W5745830
Ranges/Stoves
Published by:
Whirlpool
1957 57 33mb $7.99
Introductory Price of $3.99


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Thumbnail Image of Download 1980 General Electric Dishwasher Brochures
Here are some sales literature brochures from the 1979/1980 line of GE Dishwashers. Images and Specifications included for each model. Both built-in and Portable/Convertible models included.

Models include:
GSD1200S, GSD1000S, GSD900X, GSD650W, GSD551W, GSD400W, GSD1200, GSD1000, GSD900, GSC950W, GSC650W, SGSC450W, GSD400W, GSD390W.
Dishwashers
Published by:
General Electric
1980 17 15mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1983 Kelvinator Appliances Catalog
Here is a 52 page catalog of WCI/Kelvinator appliances from 1983. Full images and descriptions of all models available at that time included.

Products include:
Refrigerators
Freezers
Ranges
Full Size Automatic Washers
Full Size Clothes Dryers
Portable and Space Saving Washers and Dryers
Dishwashers
Air Conditioners
Dehumidifiers

Full Catalog
Published by:
Kelvinator
1983 52 45mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1980 General Electric Range Sales Power Manual
Quality Ranges - Better Ways to Cook and Clean.

This 48 page book takes a fascinating look at features and benefits of GE ranges.

Sections include:
Basic Features and Benefits
Range Quality Story
Why People Buy GE Ranges
Consumer Profile/Buying Trends
Electric Range Industry
Range Model Nomenclature
Control Panel
Cooktop
Door Design
Ovens
Standard
Continuous Cleaning
Self -Cleaning
Oven Cooking
Broiling
Baking
Rotisserie
Automatic Meat Thermometer
Clean Sweep Design
30" Range with Electronic Touch Timer
30" Americana® Hi/Low Range
Hi/Low & Built-In Microwave Ranges
TimeMaker™ Range
Mark 27 Drop-In Range
30" Slide-In Range
Grill/Griddle Range
Built-In Ovens
Cooktops
Hoods
Spacemaker™ Microwave Oven
Energy Conservation Tips
Questions & Answers
Range Accessories
Oven Interior Dimensions
Modular Range Displays
Warranties
Notes
Ranges/Stoves
Published by:
General Electric
1980 48 27mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1967 Philco-Ford Top-Loading Washer Brochures
Here are brochures for the entire 1967 line of Philco top-loading Automatic Washer line. Full images, control panel views and specifications and machine price list included.

Models include: W-2G8, W-2G6, W-2G4, W-2G3, W-2G2, W-2G1.

This brochure is rare and it's scanned at super high-resolution of 600dpi for crisper close-ups/zooms.
Automatic Washers
Published by:
Philco
1967 14 46mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1967 Philco-Ford Clothes Dryer Brochures
Here are brochures for the entire 1967 line of Philco gas and electric clothes dryers. Full images, control panel views and specifications and machine price list included.

Models include: DG-6G8, DE-6G8, DG-6G4, DE-6G4, DG-6G3, DE-6G3, DG-6G2, DE-6G2,
Clothes Dryers
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Philco
1967 20 16mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1967 Philco-Ford Automatic Dishwasher Brochures
Here are brochures for the entire 1967/1968 line of Philco undercounter and portable dishwashers. Full images and specifications.

Models include: KC16H6, KC14H2, KP18H6, KP14H4, KP12H2, KU16H6, KU14H2, KP18G6, KP14G4, KP12G2.
Dishwashers
Published by:
Philco
1967 10 7mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1976 Frigidaire Washers, Dryers and Laundry Centers Brochures
Here are some beautiful brochures highlighting the 1976 line of Frigidaire Automatic Washers, Dryers and stacked Skinny-Mini Laundry Centers.

Full images and specifications included. Models include...

Washers: WIC, WID, WCD, WCDA, WL, WA.
Dryers: DE, DG, DEC, DEG, DEI, DGI, DECI and DGCI.
Laundry Centers: LC-115 and LC-3.

Also included in the 1976 brochure is the very rare model budget model WA. This is a 1/18 style washer, with a timed fill and 1960's style Deep Action Agitator. Appended at the end is the Tech-Tips introducing the new budget model with full views of the control panel, washer tub and agitator and cycle charts.

This brochure is rare and it's scanned at super high-resolution of 600dpi for crisper close-ups/zooms.
Automatic Washers & Dryers
Published by:
Frigidaire
1976 19 56mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1976 Frigidaire Dishwashers Brochures
Here are some beautiful brochures highlighting the 1976 line of Frigidaire Automatic Dishwashers, both undercounter and mobile/portable.

Full images and specifications included. Models include: D-UD, D-UCD, D-UI, D-UCI, D-MCD, D_MI, D_MCI.
Dishwashers
Published by:
Frigidaire
1976 8 7mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1976 Frigidaire Cooking Appliances Brochures
Here are some beautiful brochures highlighting the 1976 line of all available types of Frigidaire cooking appliances.

Full images and specifications included. Models include...

30" Electric Ranges: R-30, RG-35, RCG-35, RE-36, REG-38, REG-37C and REG-39CD.
40" Electric Ranges: RE-47, REC-45, RE-45.
Twin 30 Electric Ranges: REG-637V and REG-639CV.
Compact 30 Ranges: R-530, RG-533, RE-537, RE-539C and REG-539CD
Wall Ovens: RG-94, RG-97, RE-94, RE-97 and RE-94D.
Cooktops: RB-131, RB-133, RB-137C and RB-139D.
Microwave Ovens: RCM-2, RCM-4 and RCM-6.

Ranges/Stoves
Published by:
Frigidaire
1976 26 22mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1954 Westinghouse Electric Range Owners Manuals
Here are the owners manuals to the 1954 line of Westinghouse Electric Ranges and Ovens. Manuals include main owners manual along with the special manual dedicated to the deep-well cooker burner.

Manual #1 Models include:
Commander AG, BG
Champion DG
Commodore CG, EG

Manual #2 Models include:
Imperial 30 FG
Thirty GG
Leader HG
Rancho JG
Coronet KG, LG

Now cooking will really be fun at your house! With your new Westinghouse Speed-Electric Range you will seldom find it necessary to stand at your range and stir foods while they cook ... or to lift a lid to see whether the water has boiled away or whether the food is done. That's because electric cooking heat is accurately controlled. It gives you the same fine results day in and day out.

No doubt, you have a fine reputation for your skill in baking. You'll be delighted with the wonderful results... all without worry on your part ... from the Miracle Sealed Oven.

However, I'm asking just one favor. Your Westinghouse Speed Electric Range will gladly do the work for you... provided you do the necessary planning and thinking.

So, won't you please read the instructions in the front of this recipe book carefully. It won't take long... and by doing this, you and your Westinghouse Speed-Electric Range will become wonderful cooking partners.

Ranges/Stoves
Published by:
Westinghouse
1954 136 52mb $9.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Hoover Comprehensive Vacuum Cleaner Parts Catalog
Here is an extensive collection of parts diagrams with descriptions of the parts and part numbers for many years of Hoover vacuums.

Having the manufacturers part number for the part you need is essential for doing internet/eBay searches to locate these rare, no longer available parts. In many circumstances they can be found once you know the part number. This guide is essential for anyone who has vintage Hoover vacuum cleaners.

Models included in this catalog include:
12/14
28
29
31/32/33/34/35/36
41/42/50/51/53/55
61
62/63/64
65/66/67/68/69/70
82/84/84B/85/86/87/88
91
115
334
344
348
404/409
415
434/444/454
564/574
584
589/593
634
704/704-01/706/707/714
719/728
843/858
913/913-01
918
1010/1020/1030/1060/
1070/1076
1100/1110/1118/1120/
1130/1136/1140/1149/
1151/1157/1170/1176/
1178/U6003/U6007
1330/1340/1348
2000/2001/2010/2011/
2017
2040/2048/S302l/S3023
2100/2110/2120
2200/2201/2204/2208/
2210/2260/2266
2610/2720/2726
2800
2830/2836
2900/2901/2910/2911
2940
2941/2950
2951/2970
2960/2980/2904
U4001/U4019/U4021/
U4003/U4005/U4007/
U4009
S3001
S3003
S3005
S2003/S2005/S2007
Vacuum Cleaners
Published by:
Hoover
1973 139 67mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1968 Easy Automatic Washer Brochures
Here are beautiful brochures highlighting the 1968 line of Easy automatic washers. There are Hotpoint (Chicago factory made) solid-tub machines. Top-of-line machine has variable speed control!

Full specifications and control panel images included for each model.

Models include: WA-455, WA-444, WA-423, WA-422, WA-421, WA-411.
Automatic Washers
Published by:
Easy
1968 16 17mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1968 Easy Clothes Dryer Brochures
Here are beautiful brochures from Easy showing off their 1968 line of automatic gas and electric dryers. Full control panel images and specifications included.

Models include: DE-455, DG455, DE-444, DG-444, DE-423, DG-423, DE-422, DG-422, DE-400.
Clothes Dryers
Published by:
Easy
1968 18 17mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1976 KitchenAid Bulit-In Top-of-the-Line Dishwasher Comparison
Now this is super interesting, here is a comparison brochure of the KDS-18 Superba Dishwashers to all other major brands of dishwashers in the mid 1970's. Topics include:

Machine Frames, Wash Chambers/Tubs, Motors, Wash Arms and Systems, Filtration, Drying methods, Fill and Drain systems, Loading/Racks, Weight.
Dishwashers
Published by:
KitchenAid
1976 20 9mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1987 Maytag Washers and Dryers Brochure
Here is a beautiful brochure highlighting the 1987 line of Maytag washers and dryers.

Models include:

Washers: A712, A612, A512, A412, A312, A212, A112.

Dryers: D712, D612, D512, D412, D312, D212.
Automatic Washers
Published by:
Maytag
1987 12 6mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1969 Maytag Commercial Washer Service Manual
Here is the complete service manual first printed in 1969, with update through 1978 on the 1970's line of Maytag Commercial and Coin-Operated Automatic Washers.

This is a fascinating look at the coin-op Maytag washers found throughout the 1970's in laundromats. Both the very common standard capacity washers and the very rare large capacity coin-op models are included!

Models A17 (Standard capacity) and A18 (Big-Tub large capacity).
Automatic Washers
Published by:
Maytag
1969 108 50mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1985 Maytag Jetclean Dishwashers Brochure
Here is a beautiful brochure highlighting the 1985 line of Maytag dishwashers and food waste disposers.

Models include:

Dishwashers: WU1000, WU902, WU702, WU502, WU302, WC702-302, WU202.
Dishwashers
Published by:
Maytag
1987 8 5mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1952 Westinghouse Electric Range Owners Manuals
Here are the owners manuals to the 1952 line of Westinghouse Electric Ranges and Ovens. This manual shows Lucy Ricardo's first Westinghouse Commander Range from the TV Show I Love Lucy. Manuals include main owners manual along with the special manual dedicated to the deep-well cooker burner.

Models include:
Commander AC-774, AC-74, BC-74
Champion DC-74
Commodore ECA-74
Challenger EC-74

Now cooking will really be fun at your house!
Your new Westinghouse Speed-Electric Range will make cooking
so much pleasanter and easier. Foods will taste better, look better and
be better for you... and you'll have a cleaner, cooler kitchen, too.

Your new range has time savers, money savers and flavor savers.
Read the "How to Use" section for your particular model and learn
to use each feature for all it's worth!

Of course, you can still use all your favorite recipes . . . with greater
convenience and sureness than ever before. There are lots of new
things you can do, however, with accurately controlled electric heat.
Don't overlook the important cooking tips in the Recipe Section...
they are given special emphasis in the Index on page 80.

Ranges/Stoves
Published by:
Westinghouse
1952 112 128mb $9.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1957 Speed Queen Automatic Washer Service Manual
Here is the complete service manual for all home models of Speed Queen's automatic washers. Models included: A18, A19, A20 and A20F.


Automatic Washers
Published by:
Speed Queen
1957 34 16mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1959 Frigidaire Tech-Tips Bulletins
Here is the completed collection of all 1959 Frigidaire Tech-Tips bulletins alerting of product, parts and service changes mid-model year. Also included is one 1957 and one 1958 year bulletin.


Automatic Washers & Dryers
Published by:
Frigidaire
1959 88 57mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1967 Kenmore Laundry and Dishwasher Products
Here is a wonderful brochure highlighing the 1967 Line of Sears Kenmore automatic washers, dryers, wringer washers, dishwashers and disposers. Also includes some standard repair parts and utility sinks.


Automatic Washers & Dryers
Published by:
Kenmore
1967 13 10mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1988 Whirlpool Automatic Washer Use and Care Guide
Full owner's manual to Whirlpool automatic washer model LA8800XT.


Automatic Washers
Published by:
Whirlpool
1988 16 5mb $5.99

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Thumbnail Image of Download Kirby Vacuum Cleaner Motor Service Manual
Here is the comprehensive Kirby Vacuum Cleaner Motor service manual.

Sections include:
Index

Illustrated parts list

Checking motor unit

Headlight (Models 505 through 515)

Foot switch test and replacement (Models 505 through 512)

Foot switch test and replacement (Models 513 through 515)

Safety switch (Models 505 through 515)

Motor brush inspection and replacement (Models 505 through 515)

Motor unit major overhaul (Models 505 through 515)

Disassembly (Models 505 through 515)

Inspection and repair

Reassembly (Models 505 through 515)

Handle spring replacement (Models 505 through 515)

Handle lock replacement (Models 505 through 515)

Foot switch (Models 516 through current models)

Safety switch (Models 516 through current models)

Headlight (Models 516 through current models)

Motor brush inspection and replacement

(Models 516 through current models)

Motor unit major overhaul (Models 516 through current models)

Disassembly (Models 516 through current models)

Inspection and repair

Reassembly (Models 516 through current models)

Handle spring replacement (Models 516 through current models)

Handle lock replacement (Models 516 through current models)

Field Coil Installation - Model 519 and newer
Vacuum Cleaners
Published by:
Kirby
1972 39 26mb $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
Published by:
Frigidaire
1952 60 43mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Maytag Parts Identification Guide
Here is a very useful document, especially for Maytag collectors, it is a parts identification manual published originally in '66, but has some updates all the way to '77. This guide shows major washer, dryer, combo and wringer parts and information. Sections include:

Automatic, Dryer, Combination and Wringer Washer Serial No. Code
This is one of the best sections of the manual, it shows how to tell the exact month your automatic washer, dryer, wringer or combo was made from 1949 thru 1977 via the serial number!

Maytag Electric Motor Codes
This section shows how to date the motor on your Maytag machine.

Specification Changes
This is the other really neat section. It shows major specification changes and the date they happened to Maytag washers, dryers and combo's such as "Replaced unbalance mechanism with unbalance brake pads."

Major Parts
The following sections show images of parts, the part numbers, the models they were used on, the period in production and any comments related to these parts for the following items: Automatic Washer Timers, Combination Washer-Dryer Timers, Automatic Washer Water Valves, Combination Water Valves, Automatic Washer Lid Bases and Lids, Automatic Washer Top Covers, Automatic Washer Tub Covers, Dryer Top Covers, Dryer Timers, Dryer Door Gaskets, Combination Boots.
Automatic Washers & Dryers
Published by:
Maytag
1966 48 19mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1968 Co-Op-Franklin Automatic Washer Parts Manual
Here is a rare service manual for all 1968 Franklin made Cop-Op automatic washers. Sections include specifications, repair diagnosis and procedures, timer sequence charts and wiring diagrams.

All 1968 models included - 8BW, 8BWC, 8XBW, 8GW, 8LW.
Automatic Washers
Published by:
Co-Op
1968 14 5mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Maytag Washpower Automatic Operating Instructions for model A606
8.5" x 11" operating instruction card that came with newly designed Center-Dial Maytag Washers.


Automatic Washers
Published by:
Maytag
1966 2 2mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1965 Lady Kenmore Packet
This file includes all of the items packed with the 1965 Sears Lady Kenmore automatic washer models (except owners manual which is available separately here) 110.6504904, 110.6504954, 110.6505904, 110.6505954. Included is the Permanent Press Guide, Roto-Flex agitator warranty, full parts list and installation instructions.


Automatic Washers
Published by:
Kenmore
1965 17 6mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Beautiful Apex Dish-a-Matic Brochures
Here are some wonderful brochures highlighting the Apex line of Automatic Dishwashers. All models shown including the stand alone, built in's and portables. Full images and specifications included. Also included is a brochure for the Apex disposer the "Waste-a-Matic".


Dishwashers
Published by:
Apex
1953 12 15mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Mobile Maid Automatic Dishwasher Owners Manual
Complete Owners Manual and Operating Instructions to the '58 GE Mobile Maid Dishwasher.

"I'm Mobile Maid, your fine new GE dishwasher -- give me just ten minutes of your time now...I'll give you years of trouble-free service!"
Dishwashers
Published by:
General Electric
1958 28 17mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Lets Cook Up a Wash from Norge
Here is a fabric and washing guide given with new Norge automatic washers in the late 50's.


Automatic Washers
Published by:
Norge
1958 23 6mb $5.99
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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 Sunbeam Toaster Service Manual
Here are four Sunbeam Toaster service manuals all in one document.

#1 Model T-20 Radiant Control - 21 pages
Detailed operating and service information for Sunbeam's absolutely wonderful automatic bread lowering toaster. (1964)

#2 Models T-45, T-50, T-55, T-55A, T100S - 4 pages
Servicing Sunbeam Color Control Toasters. (1964)

#3 Models AT-B, AT-C, AT-F - 3 pages
Servicing Sunbeam Thinline Toasters (1969)

#4 Sunbeam Radiant Shade Control Toaster - 4 pages (1969)
Small Appliances
Published by:
Sunbeam
1964 32 20mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Kelvinator Dryer Service Manual for 1956 and 1957 models
Here is the complete service manual to all Kelvinator gas and electric dryers from '56-'57.


Clothes Dryers
Published by:
Kelvinator
1957 40 22mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download How to use your Hamilton Automatic Washer
Full owners manual and operating instructions packed with every 1959 Hamilton automatic washer.


Automatic Washers
Published by:
Hamilton
1959 33 15mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Apex Wash-A-Matic 6000-6001-6002 Series Service Manual
Service manual for servicing 1953-1955 Apex Wash-a-Matic automatic washers. Sections include:

Complete details of Wash-A-Matic, Specifications, Timer Cycle Chart, Tools, Drive Unit Suspension, Diaphragm and Drive Mechanism, Main Bearing Assembly, Water Value and Spin Pilot Valve, Timer and Dials, Pumps, Service instructions, Complaints-causes-remedies, Service Bulletins, Belt-Driven Pump.
Automatic Washers
Published by:
Apex
1954 44 14mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Kelvinator Washer Service Manual - 1955
Here is the complete service manuals to all 1955 Kelvinator automatic washers.

Models include: AW-2 and AWV.

Sections include:
1. Installation Instructions
2. Mechanical Operation
3. Electrical Components
4. Parts and Their Replacement
5. Lubrication
6. Complete Service Diagnosis

Automatic Washers
Published by:
Kelvinator
1955 36 26mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Monitor Washer and Dryer Brochures
Here are two brochures one from the early 60's the other from the late 60's for the little Monitor washers and its matching air-flow dryer.


Automatic Washers & Dryers
Published by:
Monitor
1962 6 6mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Doing Up Your Duds and Your Dishes
Full owners manual and operating instructions to the Thor Automagic Washer/Dishwasher.


Automatic Washers
Published by:
Thor
1949 0 23mb $5.99
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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
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Hotpoint
1950 36 33mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download How to use and enjoy your new 1961 Frigidaire Electric Range
Full owners manual and operating instructions to all 1961 40" Frigidaire Imperial and Custom Imperial Electric Ranges.

Models include: RCI-75-61 and RI-55-61.
Ranges/Stoves
Published by:
Frigidaire
1961 28 22mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Hoover Electric Fry Pans Brochure
Brochures highlighting the different kinds of Electric Fry Pans available from Hoover.


Small Appliances
Published by:
Hoover
1975 4 10mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1974 Frigidaire Laundry Center Brochure
Here is the complete brochure to all Frigidaire Skinny-Mini Laundry Centers from the mid 1970's. Contains images, details and full specifications for each model.

Models include: LCA-120, LCT-120 and LC-2.
Automatic Washers
Published by:
Frigidaire
1974 4 9mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download From This Moment On Leisure is your Washword!
Here is the owners manual to the very first Kenmore combination washer-dryer when Sears first entered the washer-dryer combination market late in '56. Typical of Sears artists the manual is full of wonderful graphics and information.


Automatic Washers
Published by:
Kenmore
1956 32 26mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1967-1968-1969 Sears Kenmore Sales Circulars - Washers and Dryers
In the late 1960's and early 1970's Sears would mail large format (12.5" x 11") advertising circulars. Here is a collection of the Washer and Dryer sections from my collection of these circulars.


Automatic Washers & Dryers
Published by:
Kenmore
1969 18 47mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Appliance Manufacturer Magazine - April 1957
Appliance Manufacturer 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 design and manufacturing areas of Major Appliances, Small Appliances, Small Electrics, Radios, Televisions and other electric home products from the mid-20th century.

Index of the April 1957 Home Laundry Issue


On The Cover:
The six combination washer-dryer units being produced and marketed by appliance manufacturers are shown on this month’s cover. These products are the keynote for the discussion of their potential by the manufacturers — Easy, General Electric, Hotpoint, Westinghouse, Philco, Whirlpool. All have their own ideas on how much, how soon. The views are on page 43.


Featured Articles:
An Editorial—The Sky Is the Limit
Laundry appliance potentials have never been greater.

Cover Story: What Lies Ahead for Washer-Dryer Combinations. . .
Six men toss out some ideas on how much and how soon.

Maytag's New Look in Washer Assembly Lines
Flexible power—and—free conveyor simplifies handling of Highlander Washers.

How Westinghouse Fabricates Space Mate Dryer Drums
New machines bring both product and production gains.

Imagineering Toward 1965 Is Goal of AHLMA Meeting
To stir thought on materials, production and product.

Dryer Education Program Strives to Smooth Production
Charles Rippe of Hamilton gives answers about effort.

Design of the Month—Norge's Luxury Line Dryer
A look at how the objectives in design were achieved.

Is the Ironer Market Dead?
Ironrite’s Richard Gottlieb offers some candid views.

How Hotpoint Designed the Wonderinse Dispenser
Fabric Softening agent is injected during rinse cycle.

Automatic Gas Range Conference Works Two Ways
Program works for exchange of ideas with the editors.

What's New in Major Appliances and Electric Housewares
A round-up of the latest news in products and design. Products covered:
Air-d-lux Room Cooler,
Airtemp Automobile Air Conditioner,
Frigidaire Food Freezer,
Eureka Vacuum Cleaner,
All Metal Lewyt Vacuum Cleaner,
Trion Air Cleaner.


Monthly Departments:
The Editor's Random Harvest, AM Highlights the News, Calendar of Industry Meetings, A Report from Washington, New Products Showcase, Appliance Manufacturer Notes, News of the Suppliers,
A Peek at the Decision-Makers, New Bulletins, Advertising Index, Jim Dandy Says


Full Page Vintage Ads:
Packard Motors, Lamson and Sessions Hardware, Stemco Thermostats, Philco uses Distinctive Finishes, AMP Wire Connectors, Gaylord Appliance Boxes, Guardian Electric, Fairmont Aluminum, Fiberfil, Danly Preses, Dahlstrom Machinery, Delco Electric Motors, Peters-Dahlton Power Spray Washes, Gear Specialties, Glidden Finishes, Torrington Fan Blades, Alan Wood Steel for Electrolux Vacuums, BF Goodrich Rivets, Revere Aluminum, Tinnerman Speed Nuts, Pittsburgh Paints, Waste King uses International Paper, DuPont, Speed Queen uses McQuay-Norris ignition, Wean Equipment, Dot Escutcheon Fasteners, Amerock Hardware, Philco uses Dulux Enamel, Essex Electric Cords, Telechron Timer Motors, Link-Lock Fasteners, Apollo Metal, Copeland Compressors, Garlock Pump Seals, Potter and Brumfield, Allegheny Ludlum, GM Steel tubing by Rochester Products, Parker-Kalon Fasteners, Cleveland Presses, American Lava Die Press, Reading Tube, SPS Hardware, Incoloy Mesh Screens, Dupont Freon, Fasco Appliance Motors, Southern Scew, Taylor-Winfield, Inland Steel, Stuco Appliance Motors, Wallace Tool and Die, Dole Water Valves, Ranco Air Conditioning Controls, Morain Products Div of GM, Packard Wiring, Crucible Steel, Ransburg Porcelain Enamel, Daton Rubber Solves Three Problems in: Automatic Clothes Dryer, Home Workshop Tool, Automatic Clothes Washer, Miro-bright Coating Products, Driver-Harries Electric Heating Elements, Weirton Steel, DuPont Lucite, Glidden Paint on Maytag Washers and Dryers, Clearing Press, Ohio Knife, Lancaster Glass used in Westinghouse Laundromat Washers and Dryers, Sherwin-Williams Industrial Finishes.

Double Full Page Vintage Ad Spreads:
Union Boxes, Reynolds Alumnium Portable TV Cabinets, Doehler-Jarvis Cameras, General Electric non-Synchronous Control.

Other Ads:
General Industries, Dialight Appliance Indicators, Circle F Appliance Switches, Hassall Hardware, Aerovox Capacitor Protectors, Electric Cordsets, Hart Thermostats, National Lock, Dreis and Krump, Wisconsin Porcelain, Westinghouse Appliance Motors, Thermodisc Thermostats, Eaton Hose Clamps, Louthan Electrical Porcelains, Meyercord Nameplate Decals, Corbin Water Clamps, Dollin Nameplates, Alpha-Molykote helps Vacuum Cleaner Caps, Stewart Warner Meat Thermometers, Phalo Plastics, Bently Harris Fiberglas Oven Seals, Haydon Switches, Barber-Coleman Small Motors, Lux Timers, Pyramid Washing Machine/Range Trim Rings.


Trade Publications
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Appliance Manufacturer
1957 140 61mb $12.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Frigidaire Flair Range Replacement Parts Diagrams and Catalog
Full parts catalog for all GM Frigidaire Freestanding Flair Electric Ranges from 1960 though 1968. Catalog shows part diagrams and related 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 Flair Range.

Sections include:
Section 1 ••• 1960 & 1961 Models
Models: RCDB-630, RCDB-640, RCIB-635, RCIB-645 RCDB-630-1, RCDB-640-1

Section 2 ••• 1962 & 1963 Models
Models: RCDB-630-2, RCOB-640-2, RCIB-635-2, RCIB-645-2, RDF-630

Section 3 ••• 1964 Models
Models: RDH-630, RCDH-630, RCIH-635, RCDH-640, RCIH-645

Section 4 ••• 1965 Models
Models: RCD-630J, RCI-635J, RCI-645J

Section 5 ••• 1966 & 1967 Models
Models: RCD-630K, RCI-635K, RCI-645K

Section 6 ••• 1968 Models
Models: RCD-630N, RCD-630VN, RCI-635N, RCI-635VN, RCI-645N, RCI-645VN

Looking for Flair Range Repair Manuals?:
1960 Frigidaire Flair Range Tech-Talk Service Manual
1964 Frigidaire Flair Range Tech-Talk Service Manual

Looking for a Use and Care Guide for Frigidaire Flair Ranges? Please see this manual: Frigidaire Flair Owners Manual
Ranges/Stoves
Published by:
Frigidaire
1968 253 51mb $11.99

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