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1959 Westinghouse Electric Range Owners Manuals


Published by Westinghouse in 1959-- Here are the owners manuals to most of the 1959 line of Westinghouse Electric Ranges and Ovens all packaged together in one complete hi-resolution pdf file.

Models include:
Custom Imperial AMR-40 and AMR-30,
Ambassador BM-40, BM-30 and BMS-30,
Aristocrat CM-40 and CM-30,
Embassy DM-40 and DM-30


No matter how much you've enjoyed cooking in the past,
there's even greater pleasure awaiting you now that you have
a new Westinghouse Speed Electric Range. It's easier to use
and gives you better results than any range you ever used.
And it's easy to clean, too.

No longer need you stand at your range and stir foods as
they cook. No longer will you have to guess or peek, to see
whether foods are done. Nor will you ever need to worry
about baking-you'll get perfect results every time in your
Westinghouse Oven.

There's a new accuracy in surface cooking, too. Of course,
there are marked heats on the control of each surface unit.
But you have your choice of a~y heat you want between those
settings-literally, 1001 heats, so that your favorite dishes
come out exactly as you want them.

The purpose of this book is to tell you how to use your
Westinghouse Range to get the perfect results it can give you.
So, please read these instructions carefully, and follow them
faithfully. Then you'll be assured of years of wonderful service
and more pleasure in cooking than you've ever known
before.



Number of Pages: 56
File Size: 32mb
Download Fee: $9.99

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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
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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
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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
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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
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Whirlpool
1988 16 5mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1968 Montgomery Wards Washers Dryers and Dishwashers
Here is the 1968 line of Montgomery Wards Washers, Dryers and Dishwashers.


Automatic Washers & Dryers
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Montgomery Wards
1968 6 17mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1985 Maytag Stacked Washer and Dryer Service Manual
Here is the comprehensive service manual to the Maytag Stacked Washer/Dryer, Model SE1000 and SG1000.


Automatic Washers & Dryers
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Maytag
1985 116 42mb $7.99
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Here are some beautiful brochures of early Maytag Automatic Washers. Models include: AMP, A3MP, A4MP, 121P.


Automatic Washers
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Maytag
1954 8 5mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1951 Apex Major Appliances Catalog
Here is a full catalog of all Apex Major Appliances. Dishwashers, Sink-Dishwasher combinations, Apex Wash-a-Matic, Apex Gas and Electric Dryers, Apex Fold-a-Matic Ironer.


Full Catalog
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Apex
1951 8 8mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1959 General Electric Refrigerator-Freezer Owners Manual
Complete Use and Care guide to 1959 GE Refrigerators.

Models include: BH-15P, BH-13P, BH-12P.
Refrigerators/Freezers
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General Electric
1959 16 7mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1970 Blackstone Automatic Washer Service Manual
Complete service manual to the 1970 line of Blackstone washers.

Models include: BA-502, BA-702, BA-902.
Automatic Washers
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Blackstone
1970 37 18mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1956 Frigidaire Imperial and Deluxe Automatic Washer Brochures
Here are beautiful brochures from 1956 for Frigidaire's Imperial Unimatic and Deluxe Pulsamatic automatic washers. Full images and specifications are included.

Unimatic Imperial Model WI-56
Pulsamatic Deluxe Model WD-56
Automatic Washers
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Frigidaire
1956 4 4mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1955 General Electric Laundry Brochures
1955 was a big year for General Electric laundry appliances. Both the Filter-Flo system was introduced on their top-loading automatic washers as well as their first washer/dryer combo was introduced. These are beautifully illustrated brochures with full specifications included.

Models: Washer: WA-750M, Dryer: DA-623M and Washer/Dryer Combo: WD-660M.
Automatic Washers & Dryers
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General Electric
1955 12 11mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Electrical Merchandising Magazine - June 1953
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.


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1953 210 105mb $12.99
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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 1965 General Electric Washer and Dryer Brochures
Here are beautiful brochures highlighting the 1965 line of GE Washers and Dryers. Images and full specifications for each model included.

Models include: WA-1250A, DA-1220A, WA-750A, DA-820A, WA-650A, DA-620A, and the Hi-Speed Gas Dryer: DG-4920A
Automatic Washers & Dryers
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General Electric
1965 14 29mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1960 General Electric Home Laundry Product Man
1960 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
1960 48 27mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1956 Washer Service Instruction Film Narrative and Service Manual
Here are two complete Kelvinator automatic washer manuals into one .pdf file. The first is the narrative to the "Service Instruction Film-Strip" on Installation and Disassembly. The second part is the complete Service Manual and Parts Guide to all 1956 Kelvinator automatic washers.


Automatic Washers
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Kelvinator
1956 91 68mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1976 Frigidaire Dishwasher Service Manual
Here is the comprehensive service manual to all 1976 Frigidaire automatic dishwashers, both built-in and portable models.

Models include: DWU-2, DWU-3, DWU-4, DWU-5
DWM-2, DWM-3, DWM-4, DWM-5.
Dishwashers
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Frigidaire
1976 68 40mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1974 Frigidaire Touch-and-Cook Electric Range Service Manual
Here is the complete service manual to Frigidaire's first digital touch-pad electric Range!

Full specifications, service and troubleshooting sections included.

Models include: RCIE3-39CDW and RCIE-39CDW.
Ranges/Stoves
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Frigidaire
1974 42 32mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1965 Philco Duomatic Washer-Dryer Brochures
Here are brochures for the entire 1965 line of Philco Duomatic Combination Washer-Dryers. Full images and specifications and machine price-list included. Special bonus, 1965 Philco gas dryers brochures are also included at the end of the document.

Duomatic Combo Models include: CE-7F8, CG-7F8, CE-7F6, CG-730, CE-730.

Dryers: DG-6F8, DG-6F4, DG-6F3, DG-6F2.
Combination Washer/Dryers
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Philco
1965 19 37mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1966 Philco Duomatic Washer-Dryer Brochures
Here are brochures for the entire 1966 line of Philco Duomatic Combination Washer-Dryers. Full images and specifications and machine price list included.

Models include: CE-7G8, CG-7G8, CE-7G6.
Combination Washer/Dryers
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Philco
1966 12 17mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1957 Philco-Bendix Duomatic Washer-Dryer Owners Manuals
Here is the complete owner's manual and operating/use and care guide to all top-of-the-line 1957 Philco-Bendix combination washer-dryers. Model: CGR-C.


Combination Washer/Dryers
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Bendix
1957 40 45mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Easy Holiday Automatic Washer Model AEG Service Manual
This is the service manual supplement created specifically for the bottom of the line washer model AEG.


Automatic Washers
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Easy
1961 26 18mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Easy Velva-Power Automatic Washer Model Transmission Service Manual
This is the comprehensive service manual created specifically for servicing Easy's new Velva-Power transmission when it first introduced. The Velva-Power transmission was Easy's own design when they moved away from using a Beam style tranmission that was so common in Speed Queen and other brands of solid-tub automatic washers.


Automatic Washers
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Easy
1961 20 13mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1966 Maytag Lets Talk Service
Here every Maytag service bulletin from 1966. These fact-packed bulletins are showing off the new line of Maytag automatic washers produced starting in 1966.

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 and dryers are both covered.
Automatic Washers & Dryers
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Maytag
1966 63 44mb $7.99

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Here is the complete owners manual and use/care guide to all 1955 Frigidaire Imperial Food Pantry Refrigerator-Freezers.

Models include: CIV-143 and CIV-115.
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1955 48 50mb $6.00
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1959 Westinghouse Electric Range Owners Manuals
Here are the owners manuals to most of the 1959 line of Westinghouse Electric Ranges and Ovens all packaged together in one complete hi-resolution pdf file.

Models include:
Custom Imperial AMR-40 and AMR-30,
Ambassador BM-40, BM-30 and BMS-30,
Aristocrat CM-40 and CM-30,
Embassy DM-40 and DM-30


No matter how much you've enjoyed cooking in the past,
there's even greater pleasure awaiting you now that you have
a new Westinghouse Speed Electric Range. It's easier to use
and gives you better results than any range you ever used.
And it's easy to clean, too.

No longer need you stand at your range and stir foods as
they cook. No longer will you have to guess or peek, to see
whether foods are done. Nor will you ever need to worry
about baking-you'll get perfect results every time in your
Westinghouse Oven.

There's a new accuracy in surface cooking, too. Of course,
there are marked heats on the control of each surface unit.
But you have your choice of a~y heat you want between those
settings-literally, 1001 heats, so that your favorite dishes
come out exactly as you want them.

The purpose of this book is to tell you how to use your
Westinghouse Range to get the perfect results it can give you.
So, please read these instructions carefully, and follow them
faithfully. Then you'll be assured of years of wonderful service
and more pleasure in cooking than you've ever known
before.

Ranges/Stoves
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1959 56 32mb $9.99
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This 99 page document shows the complete history of Thor wringer, spinner and cylinder washers from the teens thru the late 1940s. Included are complete machine views as well as parts list for the washer section (everything below the wringer) for each machine. Models include their twin tub, cylinder, agitator, gentle hand and agitator/spinner models. Very interesting read to say the least.


Wringer Washers
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Thor
1949 99 107mb $12.84
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Thumbnail Image of Download NuTone Product Catalog
Here is a beautiful catalog highlighting the entire NuTone Built-In product line for 1962. Products include: Hood-Fans, Ventilation Accessories, Exhaust Fans, Bathroom Heaters, Heater Ventalators, Door Bells and Chimes, built-in Stereo systems, built-in Intercom systems, Intercom Radio, Built-in Barbeques and the famous NuTone Built-in Kitchen Counter Food Center!


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1961 16 $4.99
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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.
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Frigidaire
1974 4 9mb $4.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1970 Kenmore Automatic Washer Owners Manual
Here is the complete owners manual to the following 1970 Kenmore washers series: 29750 20500 20400.


Automatic Washers
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Kenmore
1969 36 28mb $4.99
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Comprehensive service manual for all 19 Series KitchenAid dishwashers. Models include KDS-19, KDP-19, KDI-19, KDC-19, KDS-39, KDC-39, KDS-59, KDI-59, KDC-59. Sections include General Information, Cycle Description, Servicing Instructions, Service Tips, Schematic Wiring, Timer Sequence Charts.


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1979 51 30mb $7.99
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When General Electric first introduced their automatic washer they produced this service manual for the machine. Model AW6. Full service information along with cycle chart and wiring diagram.


Automatic Washers
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General Electric
1947 41 23mb $4.99
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When Sears first introduced their revolutionary Dual-Action agitator in the mid 1970's, they handed out this brochure to explain how it works and give a bit of information on their new TV commercial.


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Kenmore
1976 6 5mb $4.99
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Complete owners manual/use and care guide to Speed Queen wringer washers from the late 1970's to the early 1980's.

Models highlighted include: DW3090 and DW3092.
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Speed Queen
1982 20 8mb $7.99
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Full operating instructions for Norge wringer washers from the early 70's.


Wringer Washers
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Norge
1970 4 2mb $7.99
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In 1960 Electrical Merchandising Magazine had changed over to a weekly tabloid style Newspaper from a monthly magazine. Essentially it is a condensed version of Electrical Merchandising.

Highlights of this issue include the introduction of Maytag's All Push Button washer, Waste King's New Dishwasher Spray Arm, Easy's new bottom of the line washer/dryer combos, KitchenAid's new portable-hand held mixer and an Appliance Store with Built In Features.
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1960 32 86mb $7.99
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A comprehensive service manual for Frigidaire's second generation of horizontal spray tube dishwashers. Includes images, cycle charts and full specifications for each model, complete descriptions of how the machine works and complete service information for entire machine. Models included: DW-IFB, DW-UIB, DW-DUB, both Deluxe and Custom Imperial.


Dishwashers
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Frigidaire
1960 48 37mb $4.99
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Owners Manual to Maytag All-Fabric Washer Models A700 and A700S (suds saver model).


Automatic Washers
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Maytag
1961 22 7mb $4.99
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Here is the first in a series of highly rare advertisements from trade magazines for Appliances scanned in High Resolution! This first one shows off beautiful ads for:
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- Westinghouse Appliances
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1957 6 10mb $4.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download The GE Review
The GE Review was an engineering magazine created to report on the advances of technology of the time, including advances in Home Appliances.

Articles in July 1952 issue...


Editorial: The Fourth of July

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

What works on raincoats may not work on cables—the basic differences are: length of exposure; effect of moisture on the electrical properties. Cables insulated with rubber compounds must withstand years of continual exposure with a consequent absorption of moisture. And moisture absorption has proved to be a contributing factor in cable failures. continued…
Trade Publications
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The Review
1952 58 61mb $5.99
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Brochure for Japanese made Hotpoint Compact washer.


Automatic Washers
Published by:
Hotpoint
1972 2 3mb $4.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Beautiful 1961 Norge Washer Brochures
Here is the entire '61 line of solid-tub automatic washers from Norge. The top of the line models include the "Dispensomat" system.


Automatic Washers
Published by:
Norge
1961 14 23mb $4.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Whirlpool Automatic Washer Owners Manuals and Installation Instructions (LKA670-0)
Set of materials packaged with Whirlpool Automatic Washers models LKA670-0 and suds model LKA670-5. Includes operating instructions, installation instructions and The Laundry Primer washing book.


Automatic Washers
Published by:
Whirlpool
1962 24 24mb $4.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Frigidaire Service Tech-Talk Jet-Action Washer Service Manual
Very comprehensive service manual produced for Frigidaire solid-tub Jet-Action automatic washers. This manual covers the 1968 N line, but is valid for most mechanical features of the 1965-1969 Frigidaire washers. Includes full cycle charts and specifications for each model, as well as complete service information. This is a must have manual for anyone with a rollermatic washer or anyone interested in how the machine functions. Models include WAN, WA2N, WCDAN, WCDARN, WCDATN, WCDN, WIN, WCIN.


Automatic Washers
Published by:
Frigidaire
1968 93 66mb $7.92
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Thumbnail Image of Download How to enjoy convenient cooking with your General Electric Range
Full owners manual and use/care guide for all 1958 model General Electric electric ranges. Sections include: Surface Cooking, Oven Cooking and Complete care of your range.

R line (1958) models include: J299R Spacemaker, J301R Spacemaker, J303R Spacemaker, J304R Spacemaker, J400R Leader, J403R Stewardess, J404R Airliner, J407R Speedster, J402R Stratoliner, J408R Liberator.

If you are looking for the Service Manual for these ranges, it can be found here: 1958 General Electric Range Service Manual
Ranges/Stoves
Published by:
General Electric
1958 26 37mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Leisure is your Washword with your Kenmore Combination Washer-Dryer
Now this is super cool, today's doctrine pdf file contains the packet of information that was packed with your new Kenmore Turbomatic Combination Washer-Dryer including the 33 1/3rpm record! Contents include:

Full owners manual for both the Lady Kenmore and Model "50" combos in both electric and gas,

Service Contract information card,

Installation instructions for the electric model,

Parts list for models 110.5910903 and 110.5910953,

The record that was packed with every Kenmore washer, dryer or combo. The sound recording of the record is embeded with the record image on the last page so you can listen to what exactly was on this record! Simply click the play button at the top of the image of the record.

Combination Washer/Dryers
Published by:
Kenmore
1960 38 34mb $4.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download ABC and Kelvinator Comprehensive Part Number Guide
Here is a wonderful guide for anyone with vintage ABC-o-Matic or Kelvinator laundry equipment. It has many images and diagrams of all the major parts as well as the part numbers for vintage ABC/Kelvinator automatic washers and dryers from 1949 thru 1962. Having the right part numbers will make searches much easier.


Automatic Washers & Dryers
Published by:
Kelvinator
1962 17 9mb $4.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1950 Hotpoint Servicegram Dishwasher and Disposall Service Manual
1950 Hotpoint Servicegram Manual covering Dishwashers, Disposers and related accessories. Sections include:

DISHWASHERS
Adaptation of 10MX4 Sink Tops on MC13P800
Dishwashers
Assembly of MC11P481 Cable and MC11P488
Jumper to 2CM16 Timer-
Checking the Water Level in the Ml7, 10, 30,
32MC1 Hotpoint Dishwashers
Chinaware in the Dishwasher
Circuits Controlling the Operation of Inlet Valve
Detergents -Effect on Counter and Sink Linoleum
Difference Between 2CM16 & 2CM17 Dishwasher
Timers -
Dishwasher Porcelain Top Availability and
Interchangeability Chart
SW193P302 Dishwasher Timer Cycle of Operation
How to Test 2CM16 & 2CM17 Timers
Improved Soap Dish & Drain Adapter Assemblies
Introduction of New 48" Non-Electric Sink
Leaking Dishwasher Doors
Low Water Pressure and Its Effect on the
Operation of the Dishwasher
MllP540 Motor No Longer Available From Factory
New Line of Hotpoint Dishwashers
New Return Spring for Inlet Valve
Operational Complaint Chart,
Proper Water Level in all Gasketless Door Type
Hotpoint Dishwashers
MCP13P205 Pump and Motor Assembly
Rack Adjustment
Removal of Wonderflo Faucet and Soap Dish on
10MC16 & 10MCP16 Hotpoint Dishwashers
Removing the Detergent Cup
Removing the Dishwasher Drain Valve
Removing the Inner Door oflOMC Line Dishwasher
Replacing the Detergent Cup Cable
Replacing Earlier CM type Timers with MC11P565
Timer Accessory Kit
CE21P2 Solenoid and CE6P2 Solenoid
Sticking Drain Valve
Typical Plumbing Dimensions for 1950 Line of
Hotpoint Electric Dishwashers & Disposalls
MC4P56i Vent Supersedure
Water Overflow on the Dishwasher Motor
Water Samples ·
Wonder flo Faucet

DISPOSALLS
Control Cover Parts
Flo'w Inter lock
Hi -Boy Trap
New 16MWP4 Assembly
New Hotpoint Disposalls -Cat Nos 10MW5 & 10MWP5
Operational Complaint Chart
Replacement Assemblies
Support Ring Gasket - J-1 Disposal!
Top Flange
Typical Plumbing Dimensions for 1950 Line of Hotpoint Electric Disposalls & Dishwashers,
Use of the Disposal! with a Private Septic Tank System



Hotpoint's Servicegrams were produced 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.
Dishwashers
Published by:
Hotpoint
1950 91 59mb $7.08
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Thumbnail Image of Download Electrical Merchandising Magazine - May 1957
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 May 1957 Issue


Full Page Vintage Ads:
Apex Automatic Washer, Toastmaster Fry Pan, Hoover Lark Vacuum, Lau Fans, Easy Combination Washer-Dryer, Kitchen Maid Kitchens, Hotpoint Microwave Oven, Hamilton Dryer, Better Homes and Gardens, General Electric Refrigerators, Dormeyer Power Tools, 1957 Chevrolet/Frigidaire trucks, Emerson Fans, Commercial Credit, Duluxe Paint on Westinghouse Refrigerators, Ladies Home Journal, RCA-Victor Television Sets, National Accounting Machines, Tide Laundry Detergent, Voice-O-Music Stereo Systems, Woman's Friend Wringer Washers, Caloric Gas Ranges, Ironrite Mangle Ironers, Magic Chef Gas Ranges, FSP Appliance Parts, Graybar, Chromalux, White Water Heaters and Water Softeners, Hotpoint Kitchens, Youngstown Kitchens Food Waste Disposers, Speed Queen Automatic Washers, Mallory Batteries, Gibson Room Air Conditioners, Dayton Rubber Hoses, Revco Freezers, Ben-Hur Freezers, Coroaire Heaters, Hotpoint Room Air Conditioners, Pittsburg Paint and Glass, General Electric Television, KitchenAid Dishwashers, Sylvania Television Sets, American Furniture Mart, Permaglas Water Heaters, Motorolo Television Sets, RCA-Victor/Readers Digest, Lovell Pressure Wringers for Wringer Washers, Kelvinator Refrigerators.

Double Full Page Vintage Ad Spreads:
Westinghouse Dealers, Philco-Bendix top loading washer, Maytag All-Fabric Automatic Washer, Hamilton Beach Small Appliances, Gas Appliance Manufacturers Association, Eureka Vacuum Cleaners, Hotpoint Built-in Appliances, General Electric Kitchens, Whirlpool Refrigerators, Whirlpool Freezers, Whirlpool Electric Ranges, Whirlpool Air Conditioners, Chicago Tribune, Admiral Refrigerators, Hotpoint Automatic Washers and Dryers, General Electric Vacuum Tubes, Norge Electric and Gas Ranges, General Electric Portable TVs, Frigidaire Sheer Look, Hotpoint Refrigerators.

3+ Page Vintage Ads or Catalogs:
Hotpoint Portable Television Sets, Vornado Automobile and Home Air Conditioners, Whirlpool Combination and Top Loading Automatic Washers, Life Magazine.


Other Ads:
West Bend 50-Cup Percolator, Tuttle & Kift, Beldon Electric Cords, Lamb Electric Motors, Dexter Twin Tub Wringer Washers, Bendix Dehumidifiers, Duratub Laundry Sinks, Fasco Fans, Driver Harris Nichrome, Toastmaster Water Heaters, Yellow Pages, Tung-Sol Vacuum Tubes.

Featured Articles:

  • Trends—Region by Region

  • Portable Sales Should be Plus Sales

  • Economic Currents

  • 92 Washers in Three Days
    Wash-your-own demonstrations on a sidewalk full of washers at Maytag Sales and Service, San Antonio, sold ...

  • Color TV Specialist
    A Norwood, Mass man is a television specialist... specifically, a color TV specialist. That’s where he puts all his merchandising effort. Here’s what he does and how he does it...

  • A Department Store Fights Back
    Despite a smaller department, fewer salesmen and less real selling, The Fair is doing a $1-million a year business against rough Chicago competition because it, like other department stores, has learned how to meet the customers' demand for price

  • $300,000 from Home Demonstrations
    Unless your salesman is eager to give a home demonstration, you're not going to make many sales," says Adair. “I've found that about 60 percent of my home demonstrations bring sales, so the more appliances my salesmen can place in the home, the more sales I'm going to get.

  • A Discount House Merchandises Recorders
    Primarily a TV dealership, the company began merchandising recorders four years ago; sold 100 for $15,000 the first year. Today, Berman's fast growing recorder operation is helping to offset faltering television sales and giving the business a semblance of balance—in radio-TV no mean trick.

  • The Electronic Microwave Oven/Range—A Revolution in Cooking
    What is probably the greatest single advance in the art of cooking that we will see in our lifetime is already here. Here are some answers to dealer questions on how it works and how it will sell. Brand new microwave ovens are highlighted including the : Whirlpool, Westinghouse, Kelvinator, Tappan, General Electric and Hotpoint microwave ovens.

  • A New Approach to Kitchen Planning
    Women who manage their households with the orderly efficiency of good business will want a kitchen that provides for all the different household operations— one centralized plant where they can launder, sew, mend, plan schedules, order, take inventories and keep their records, in addition to the regular three-meals-a- day routine. With a back-to-back plan for kitchen and laundry equipment, carefully figured space planning and double duty counters, it’s all possible in an average kitchen.

  • Brazil's Galloping Appliance Market
    Despite government restrictions nearly every appliance is sold on time—10 percent or less down—and almost nobody ever defaults. Add the fact that the consumer group is increasing 15 percent a year and it's easy to see why South America's biggest country is off to a running boom

  • Major Appliance Service: Repairing Electric Clothes Dryer
    Control features and safety devices are the complicating factors in dryer service and a good job requires both knowledge and concentration

  • Electric Appliance News—New Products

  • News—Trade Report

  • Color TV Program

  • EDITORIAL: Not Price Alone


Introduction of New Products for 1957 Section - (1 to 5 paragraphs about each product):
Hollywood Frozen Food Oven, Quicfreeze Refrigerators, Dormeyer Portable Mixer, Sunbeam Ironmaster, Miro-Matic Frypan, Maytag Refrigerator-Freezers, Gibson Chest Freezers, Westinghouse Refrigerators, Maytag Freezer, Blendal Blenders, Vernois Built-in Cooking Appliances, Philco Air Conditioner, Dominion Table Stove, Caloric Ranges, Quickfreeze Freezers, Sunbeam Electric Blanket, Gilber Griddle, Doryeyer Mix-Maid stand Mixer, Eureka Vacuum Cleaner, Universal Table Stove, Broan Fan, Rex Window Fan, Quacker Wall Furnace, National Food Waste Disposer, York Air Conditioner, Swanson Clocks, Dayton Fans, Broil-King Slicer and Mixer, Quick Light Charcoal Lighter, Royal Chef Grills, Westinghouse TV, Packard Bell Color Television, Andrea Console Television, Packard-Bell Televison, Philco Portable TV, Olympic Television, Zenith Portable Radios, Granco Radio, Packard-Bell Radio, Starbeam Antenna, RCA-Victor Hi-Fi, Packard-Bell Garage Door Opener, Universal Coffeematic, Electrolux Vacuum Turb-o-Utility, Toro Pony,

General Electric Co.'s 1958 clothes dryer, soon to be introduced, will feature an automatic, de-wrinkler.

Strictly Experimental is this combination freezer-electronic range which General Electric demonstrated lost month. Housewife simply makes menu selection by pushing up to six of the 14 selector keys at top of unit. Dishes are then automatically conveyed to electronic oven at proper intervals so that completed meal comes out at one time. The freezer racks con be loaded with either pre-frozen commercial foods or home-prep a red meals . G-E officials emphasize that unit is nothing more than logical development of existing appliances and "does no take the place of a good cook." Instead, the XP C-1 allows housewife to prepare meals in advance and frees her from work while meal is being cooked.

Trade Publications
Published by:
Electrical Merchandising
1957 182 97mb $12.99

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