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1960 Philco Automagic Washer Brochures


Published by Philco in 1960-- Here are some beautiful brochures for the 1960 line of Philco Automagic Washers. Illustrations and Specifications included.

Models shown: W-208, W-206, W-204, W-202 and W-200.

Please note the originals had some minor water damage on them so there are some water spots or slightly blurry spots. However these are still very readable and super fun to look at.

Number of Pages: 14
File Size: 22mb
Download Fee: $5.99

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Thumbnail Image of Download Maytag Automatic Washer model A212 Operating Instructions
Here is the complete Operating Instructions manual included with all Maytag A212 washers.


Automatic Washers
Published by:
Maytag
1983 8 7mn $5.99
Introductory Price of $3.99


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Thumbnail Image of Download 1962-1987 KitchenAid General and Service Bulletins
Here is a collection of the majority of KitchenAid appliances General Bulletins and Service Bulletins. The majority of information concerns dishwasher with a bit of disposer and trash compactor information included as well.


Dishwashers
Published by:
KitchenAid
1987 266 147mb $7.99
Introductory Price of $3.99


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Thumbnail Image of Download Westinghouse Terrace-Top Range Owners Manuals
Here is a set of owners manuals for several Westinghouse Terrace-Top Range in the 1960's.

Models include: NTE3B, NTE3C, NTE3D, KTE3C, KLD30, KTB30A.
Ranges/Stoves
Published by:
Westinghouse
1966 48 34mb $7.99
Introductory Price of $3.99


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Thumbnail Image of Download 1973 General Electric Automatic Washer Technical Manual
Here is the complete technical manual for all 1973 General Electric automatic washers.

Sections include: Timer, Schematics, Select Switches, Water System, Drive System, Other Components, Cabinet Construction, Suspension system, Installation, Service Practices, Use & Care, Washability, Portable models.

Models covered:
18lb Washers: WWA9508P, WWA9500P, WWA9400P, WWA9300P, WWA8508P, WWA8500P, WWA8428P, WWA8420P, WWA8408P, WWA8400P, WWA8375P, WWA8364P, WWA8360P, WWA8305P, WWA8330P, WWA8314P, WWA8310P, WWA8300P, WWA8000P

14lb Washers: WWA7400P, WWA7350P, WWA7300P, WWA7050P, WWA7060P, WWA7030P, WWA7000P, WWA5500P, WWA5400P, WWA5000P

Portable Washers: WWP1020P, WWP1023P, WWP1150P, WWP5300P
Automatic Washers
Published by:
General Electric
1973 206 111mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1963 Philco Automatic Washer Brochures
Here are some beautiful brochures showing off the 1963 line of Philco automatic washers.

Pages contain full description of features, images of each model, full control panel views of each model and complete specifications.

Models include: W-236, W-234, W-232, W-231, W-233V, W-231V.
Automatic Washers
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Philco
1963 17 43mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1963 Philco Duomatic Combination Washer-Dryer Brochures
Here are some beautiful brochures showing off the 1963 line of Philco Duomatics, their combination washer-dryer line. Both electric and gas models are shown.

Pages contain full description of features, images of each model, full control panel views of each model and complete specifications.

Models include: CE-736, CG-736, CE-734, CE-730, CG-730, CE-730U.
Combination Washer/Dryers
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Philco
1963 17 41mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1963 Philco Automatic Dryer Brochures
Here are some beautiful brochures showing off the 1963 line of Philco clothes dryers. Both electric and gas models are shown.

Pages contain full description of features, images of each model, full control panel views of each model and complete specifications.

Models include: DE-636, DG-636, DE-634, DG-634, DE-632, DG-632, DE-632V, DG-632V.
Clothes Dryers
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Philco
1963 20 42mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1975 Maytag Lets Talk Service
Here every Maytag service bulletin from 1975. These fact-packed bulletins report model changes, wash and dry cycle changes, service tips, new products being introduced, new parts, reports from the field, etc. Washers, dryers, dishwashers and disposers are all covered.


Automatic Washers & Dryers
Published by:
Maytag
1975 62 39mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1955 Bendix Duomatic Owners Manual
Here is the full complete owners manual pack with every 1955 Bendix Duomatic combination washer-dryer.


Combination Washer/Dryers
Published by:
Bendix
1955 24 45mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1955 Bendix and Crosley Appliance Catalog
Here is the full line of Bendix and Crosley appliances. Full images and specifications for all major appliances included.


Full Catalog
Published by:
Bendix
1955 24 45mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1957 Kelvinator Automatic Washer Service Manual
Here is the comprehensive service manual for all 1957 Kelvinator automatic washers.

Also include is complete parts catalog for all '57 washer models as well. Having the manufacturers part number for the part you need is essential for doing internet/eBay searches to locate these rare, no longer available parts. In many circumstances they can be found once you know the part number.
Automatic Washers
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Kelvinator
1957 80 55mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1958 Kelvinator Automatic Washer and Dryer Service Manual
Here is the comprehensive service manual for all 1958 Kelvinator automatic washers. At the end is the service manual to the complete 1958 line of Kelvinator dryers.

Also included is complete parts catalog for all '58 washer models as well. Having the manufacturers part number for the part you need is essential for doing internet/eBay searches to locate these rare, no longer available parts. In many circumstances they can be found once you know the part number.
Automatic Washers
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Kelvinator
1958 94 66mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Ironrite Comprehensive Service Manual to Mangle Ironers
Here is the comprehensive service manual to most ironrite ironers.

MODELS Included: XL-20, 25, 30, 34, 35, 38, 40, 42, 45, 50, 55, 60, 62,65, 70, 72, 75, 80, 85, 90, 91, 94, 95, 800, 850, 880, 890, 202.

Sections include:
General Service Information
Warranty
Return of Defective Parts
Pressure
Care of Shoe
Care of &11 Padding
Oiling Instructions
Thermostats
Shocks
Correcting Oil Leaks
Vibration
Checking Heat Failures
&11 Drive Adjustments
How to Remove Clutch
Motor Repair or Exchange Policy
How to Handle Motor Exchanges
Westinghouse Motors
Emerson Motors
Delco Motors
General Electric Motors
Diagram - Gear Housing
Adjusting Gas Machines
Diagrams - Shoe Assemblies
Shoe and Element Parts
Wiring Diagram
Electrical Parts
Switch Parts
Roll Parts
Roll Small Parts
Drive Gears
Clutch Parts
Adjustable Knee Control Parts
Non-adjustable Knee Control Parts
Motor Mounting Parts
Frame and Base Parts
Cabinet Parts
Gas Machine Parts
Repair Parts

If you're Looking for the Owners Manual and instructions for the Ironrite please see this The Quick and Easy Way to Beautiful Ironing
Ironers
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Ironrite
1960 154 87mb $9.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1960 General Electric Automatic Washer Brochures
Here are brochures for the 1960 line of General Electric automatic washers.

Models include:
WA-1050T, WA-1055T, WA-850T, WA855T, WA-852T, WA-857T, WA-750T, WA755T, WA-630T, WA635T, WA-600T, WA605T,

Beautiful images and full specifications included for each model.
Automatic Washers
Published by:
General Electric
1960 18 26mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1960 General Electric Combination Washer-Dryer Brochures
Here are brochures for the 1960 line of General Electric Combination Washer/Dryers.

Models include:
WD-860T and WD-660T

Beautiful images and full specifications included for each model.
Combination Washer/Dryers
Published by:
General Electric
1960 6 7mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1960 General Electric Clothes Dryer Brochures
Here are brochures for the 1960 line of General Electric automatic clothes dryers.

Models include:
DA-1020T, DA-820T, DA-720T, DA-610T, DA-617T

Beautiful images and full specifications included for each model.
Clothes Dryers
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General Electric
1960 14 26mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1969 Blackstone Automatic Washer Service Manual
Here is the complete service manual to early perforated tub Blackstone automatic washers. These appear to be the first models incorporating a perforated tub.

Models include: BA-520, BA-620, BA-720.
Automatic Washers
Published by:
Blackstone
1969 33 17mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1961 to 1963 Philco Duomatic Combination Washer-Dryer Service Manual
Here is the complete service manual to all Duomatic washer-dryers made between 1961 and 1963. Full specifications and control panel views featured for each machine, along with complete servicing and troubleshooting details.

Models include:
CE716 1961 Top of the line top/rear control panel model.
CE714 1961 Middle of the line top/rear control panel model.
CE712 1961 Bottom of the line top/rear control panel model.
CE710 1961 Front mounted control panel/free-standing model.
CE710U 1961 Front mounted control panel/under-counter model.
CE736 1963 Top of the line top/rear control panel model.
CE734 1963 Bottom of the line top/rear control panel model.
CE730 1963 Front mounted control panel/free-standing model.
CE730U 1963 Front mounted control panel/under-counter model.
Combination Washer/Dryers
Published by:
Philco
1961 111 69mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1954 Okeefe and Merritt Gas Range Operation Manual and Cookbook
Here is the complete owners manual, use and care guide and cookbook to Okeefe and Merritt gas ranges in the early to mid 1950s.

Sections include:
How to light top burner pilots
Location of Safety Valves ( Natural or Mfg Gas) (LP Gas)
To light or relight oven pilot ( Natural Gas )
To light or relight oven pilot (LP Gas)
To light or relight high broiler (Natural or Mfg Gas and LP Gas)
How to use your top burners
How to use the Harper Center simmer burner
For ranges without Harper Center simmer burners
If top burner does not light
How to use griddle
How to use your oven
Your oven control
Operation of the O'Keefe & Merritt
Automatic Oven Signal Light
How to use your broiler
How to remove the grillevator for deep broiling
Use of the low broiler ( below oven )
Care of the broiler
Care of porcelain finish
Care of chrome plated surfaces
Care of griddle
Care of top burners and griddle burners
Care of the oven
Automatic Burner Control (ABC)
(How to use) ( How to set)
Instructions for installing and removing
HI-VUE glass and flue deflector
To remove HI-VUE glass
To replace HI-VUE glass
To clean reflector mirror
To clean chrome vent deflector
Instructions for removing and replacing
oven glass i n HI-VUE models
For easy cleaning under range
How to use the automatic oven timer
Your automatic oven timer
Buzzer timer
To use the timer for fully automatic operation
After the cooking operation is completed
To use the timer for semi-automatic operation
After the cooking ope ration is completed
Timed convenience outlet
For semi-automatic operation
Your automatic oven timer
Buzzer timer
To use the timer for fully automatic operation
After the cooking operation is completed
To use the timer for semi-automatic operation
After the cooking ope ration is completed
Tim ed convenience outlet
For semi -automatic operation
Electric signal timer
If you have a hand-wound timer
How to use your Temp 'N Time Control
How to level your range
Your oven light bulb
Baking Problems and Solutions
Cake difficulties
Pie difficulties
Cookie and biscuit problems
Bread baking problems
Miscellaneous
Gas Stoves
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Okeefe and Merritt
1954 52 20mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1948 General Electric Standard Model Automatic Washer Service Manual
In 1948 GE introduced a second model of their automatic washer, with less features than their Deluxe model. Here is the service manual to this machine, model: AW-6A8.


Automatic Washers
Published by:
General Electric
1948 35 17mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download D&M - Design and Manufacturing Dishwasher Service Manual
Here is the comprehensive service manual to all D&M made dishwashers from the early models through the 1980s.


Dishwashers
Published by:
Design and Manufacturing
1978 83 36mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1918 Westinghouse Range Owners Manual
This is the oldest owners manual for any major appliance we have found up to this point. Westinghouse very first range was in 1914, so this is very early in the line. I can only imagine what housewives had to cook on before this range. This is a fascinating look at early range history. Even the writing style is completely different than what you'd see today by far!

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

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

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

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

Ranges/Stoves
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Westinghouse
1918 38 10mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 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 1970-1971 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 from 1970 and 1971.


Automatic Washers & Dryers
Published by:
Kenmore
1971 22 57mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1967-1971 Sears Kenmore Sales Circulars - Automatic Dishwashers
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 Dishwasher sections from my collection of these circulars from 1967 to 1971.


Dishwashers
Published by:
Kenmore
1971 16 42 $7.99

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Thumbnail Image of Download 1961-1965 Frigidaire Automatic Washer Parts Catalog
Here is the complete parts listings of every part for Frigidaire automatic washers from 1961 through the 1964. Each washer is listed with an image of the machine, machine parts diagrams and list of actual 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 a vintage Frigidaire washer.

Models include:
WDA-61, WD-61 , WCD-61, WIA-61, WIAR-61, WI-61, WCI-61, WCIR-61, WS-61, WDR-61, WDAP-61, WDA-62, WD-62, WCD-62, WDR-62, WIA-62, WIAR-62, WI-62, WCI-62, WCIR-62, WDP-62, WDL-62, WCDA-62, WDS-62, WCDAS-62, WCDASP-62, WIAS-62, WDA-63, WCDA-63, WCDAP-63, WCDAR-63, WD-63, WDP-63, WDR-63, WCD-63, WIA-63, WIAR-63, WCI-63, WCIR-63, WIAS-1, WDS-1, WCDAS1, WCDASP-1, WDA-63, WDA-64, WD-64, WDP-64 , WDR-64, WCDA-64, WCDAP-64, WCDAR-64, WCD-64, WIA-64, WIAR-64, WCI-64, WCIR-64, WDS-2, WDSR-2, WCDAS-2, WCDASP-2, WCDASR-2, WIAS-2, WIASR-2.
Automatic Washers
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Frigidaire
1965 178 84mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1957 Dexter Washing Machine Brochure
This adorable brochure from Dexter helps prospective buyers decided whether to buy a Automatic Washer, Wringer Washer or Double-Tub Wringer washer. Gives situations when each would be a best machine to have. The rare Dexter automatic washer is seen as well.

All Dexter laundry products at this time were produced by Philco.
Automatic Washers
Published by:
Dexter
1957 16 7mb $4.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1961 Hotpoint Town and Country Drop-In Range Brochures
Beautiful brochures for the entire 1961 line of Drop-in Ranges.


Ranges/Stoves
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Hotpoint
1961 4 12mb $4.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Beautiful 1962 Kelvinator Washer Brochures
Here are some wonderful brochures highlighting the 1962 line of Kelvinator Automatic Washers. Full images, control panel view for top of the line model and specifications for each model include. Models highlighted: W-942DD, W-982DD, W-742D, W-782D, W-502, W-522, W-552, W-572 and W-302.

Kelvinator has used the name "Golden Touch" to describe its remarkable and exclusive agitator action which combines vigorous water turbulence with gentle handling of clothes to produce the cleanest washing available to the modern housewife. The Kelvinator agitator moves with an eccentric motion in one direction only, as 180 scientifically placed holes in the agitator create thousands of jets of sudsy water per minute. This combination of one-direction agitator motion and water-jet turbulence produces the tremendous agitator action we call the "Golden Touch."
Automatic Washers
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Kelvinator
1962 10 14mb $4.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Frigidaire 1-18 Washer Parts Catalog
Here is the complete parts catalog which includes detailed illustrations of the order of assembled parts, their descriptions and original Frigidaire part numbers.

Frigidaire Washer Models include:
WT4, WT2, WT22, WT1, WCIT, WIT, WIAT, WCDT, WCDAT, WAT.
Automatic Washers
Published by:
Frigidaire
1972 33 17mb $4.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Meet Your New GE Washer
Operating instruction guide to GE Washer Model WA754W and WA756W.


Automatic Washers
Published by:
General Electric
1962 2 1mb $4.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1964 Frigidaire Automatic Washer Tech-Talk Service Manual
Here is the comprehensive service manual to all 1964 Frigidaire Multimatic automatic washing machines. Models include WCIR-64, WCI-64, WIA4-64, WIA-64, WCD-64, WCDAR-64, WCDAP-64, WCDA-64, WDR-64, WDP-64, WD-64 and WDA-64. Includes complete in-depth images and specifications for all models, cycle charts, service instructions and complete Multimatic transmission rebuilding instructions, recommended service tools, self-study exam and Home-Ec Talk.


Automatic Washers
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Frigidaire
1964 135 63mb $7.56
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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 $4.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Early Kenmore Automatic Washer Service Manual
Here is the earliest Kenmore washer service manual we have found. It covers both the bolt-down model and deluxe non-bolt down models of Kenmore washers from 1947 through 1950.


Automatic Washers
Published by:
Kenmore
1950 61 65mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Lets Get Acquainted with your new 1956 Hotpoint Range Ensemble
Here is the complete use and care instructions to the 1956 Hotpoint Customline Cook-top and Built-In Oven, along with the installation instructions and damage report.

KNOW YOUR RANGE . It is wonderfully convenient and easy to use. With your favorite recipes or those in your Hotpoint Recipe Book, follow the simple instructions on this chart and you'll be delighted with the results. But first, familiarize yourself with the features of your range.
Ranges/Stoves
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Hotpoint
1956 6 6mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Use and Care instructions for Westinghouse Cross-Vane Tumbling Dryers
Here is the complete owners manual, operating instructions, venting recommendations and installations instructions for Westinghouse Clothes Dryer DE470M and DG470M.


Clothes Dryers
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Westinghouse
1973 16 9mb $4.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download All New Easy Spiralator Automatic
Beautiful brochure for the Easy Automatic Washer model ADC.


Automatic Washers
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Easy
1955 4 6mb $4.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Apex Wash-a-Matic Service Manual Parts List
Here is a manual concentrating on the parts breakdown and disassembly/reassembly of the Apex Wash-a-Matic 3000 series drive mechanism.


Automatic Washers
Published by:
Apex
1952 6 2mb $4.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download How to use your new General Electric Washer
Complete Operating Instructions and Use/Care guide to the top-of-the-line 1965 General Electric Automatic Washers.

Models: WA-954Y and WA-959Y.
Automatic Washers
Published by:
General Electric
1965 24 34mb $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 The Frigidairian - Summer 1950
Here is a wonderful piece of Frigidaire history. It is the employee magazine of Frigidaire right at the start of their golden years. 48 pages full of interesting articles and photographs about the going's on in Dayton and around the country with Frigidaire.

THE FRIGIDAIRIAN is issued periodically for the forty-odd thousand dealers and salesmen who handle and sell Frigidaire products throughout the United States. We are mailing this issue also to all Frigidaire employes. It contains so much timely information about Frigidaire and our sales organization who sell the products we build in Dayton, that we thought employes and members of their families would find it interesting. FRIGIDAIRE DIVISION
Miscellaneous
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Frigidaire
1950 49 61mb $7.32
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1955 Sylvania Halolite Television Sets
Beautiful brochures for Sylvania's new "Super Photopower multi-matic chassis" Halolite television recievers. Models included are the: Oakland, Maynard, Mayfield, Newport, Penhurst, Lombard, Glendale, Kirkwood, Hartford, Fairfax, Dundee, Hillsdale, Berwyn, Croydon.


Television
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Sylvania
1955 29 42mb $5.04
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Thumbnail Image of Download KitchenAid Mixer K5SS and K45SS Instruction and Recipe Owners Manual
Here is the owners manual that was packed with every KitchenAid stand mixer model K5SS and K45SS.

Sections include:

Understanding Your Food Preparer,
Speed Control Guide,
Adjusting Beater To Bowl,
Care and Cleaning,
Helpful Hints,
Mixing Tips,
Recommended Recipes.
Small Appliances
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KitchenAid
1983 52 41mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1956 Hotpoint Kitchen Range Brochures
Here are beautiful brochures highlighting the 1956 line of Hotpoint Electric Ranges. Full features and specs and images included. Also includes brochure of optional accessories for the '56 line of ranges.

Models include:
RD25, RC24, RG3, RB69, RB70, RF3, RB68, RB67, RB60, RB61
Ranges/Stoves
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Hotpoint
1956 35 91mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Accent Stainless Steel Waterless Cookware Brochure
Here is a brochure highlighting Accent's cookware from the early 1970's


Home Products
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Accent
1972 4 4mb $4.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1950 Westinghouse Electric Range Service Manual
Full service manual for all 1950 Westinghouse Ranges/Ovens. Sections include: Parts and Operations, Installation, Service Checks and Adjustments, Detailed Parts Replacement Instructions, Cooking Results, Trouble Chart and Service Check Chart. Models include AA-774, BA-74, Da-74, EA-74, GA-64, FA-64 and FA-63.


Ranges/Stoves
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Westinghouse
1950 37 27mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Westinghouse Speed-o-Light Electronic Microwave Oven Brochure
Here is a brochure for a very early built-in Microwave Oven brochure from Westinghouse. Model XM.


Microwave Ovens
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Westinghouse
1960 2 2mb $4.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1962 Kelvinator Room Air Conditioner Brochures
Here are some sales literature brochures from Kelvinator highlighting the Spacette, Custom, Magic Mount and Giant models.


Air Conditioners
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Kelvinator
1962 8 12mb $4.99
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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 $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Norge Automatic Washer and Dryer Brochures
Here is the entire line of 1974 Norge 20lb pound washers and matching dryers. Brochures contain photos and complete specifications for each model including full control panel displays.


Automatic Washers & Dryers
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Norge
1974 32 30mb $4.99

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