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Westinghouse Terrace-Top Range Owners Manuals


Published by Westinghouse in 1966-- 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.

Number of Pages: 48
File Size: 34mb
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1954-1955 Norge Automatic Washer Owners Manual
Here is the complete owners manual and operating instructions to the '54 and '55 line of Norge automatic washers.

Models include: AW-450, AW-452, AW-420, AW-410, AW-405 and AW-423.
Automatic Washers
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Norge
1954 33 23mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1969 Norge Automatic Washer Owners Manual
Here is the complete Use and Care guide along with the Washing Guide for Norge automatic washer model AWK1820.


Automatic Washers
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Norge
1969 48 57mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1949-1950 General Electric Heating Appliances Catalog
Here is a beautifully illistrated catalog showing many of General Electric's small appliances including Triple Beat Mixers, Coffee Makers, Toasters, Irons, Automatic Roasters, Waffle Makers and Sandwich Grills.


Small Appliances
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General Electric
1949 25 90mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1961 Philco Automatic Washer and Dryer Brochures
Here is the entire 1961 line of Philco automatic washers and dryers. 1961 was the first year Philco went to a perforated wash tub design but still utilizing the 1959-1960 12lb tub capacity and wobbling "High Frequency" agitator.

Models include: W-2140, W-2100, DE-6140, DG-6140.

Also included at end is the full 1961 price list for dealers. Please note there are a few duplicates of certain brochures in this pdf to capture everything we have found.
Automatic Washers
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Philco
1961 15 30mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1961 Philco Duomatic Combination Washer-Dryer Brochures
Here is the complete line of 1961 Philco Duomatic combination washer-dryers. Models include: C-716 (Left over design from 1960 models), C-714, C-712, C-710.


Combination Washer/Dryers
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Philco
1961 10 11mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1963 Philco Duomatic Use and Care Book
Complete owner's manual to the top of the line 1963 Philco Duomatic model CE-734.


Combination Washer/Dryers
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Philco
1963 16 12mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1966 Easy Automatic Washer Service Manual
Here is the comprehensive service manual to all 1966 Easy Automatic Washers.


Automatic Washers
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Easy
1966 40 47mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1968 Whirlpool Laundry Appliances Fax-Pac
Here is the official Whirlpool feature training book highlighting the 1968 Whirlpool washer, dryer, wringer washer and portable model lines. Whirlpool fans this beautiful book is definitely for you. This training series was similar to Frigidaire's VIP series which was given to appliance dealers to educate them of all the wonderful new features on Whirlpool appliances. Book contains beautiful images, cycle charts, graphics and comparisons for all aspects of the belt-drive washer and matching dryers and wringer washers.

Introduces new "Decorator Front Panel" option with woodtone fronts!

This item is scanned at 600dpi for super crisp clear text and images.
Automatic Washers & Dryers
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Whirlpool
1966 43 121mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download GE Dishwasher GSD452 Use and Care Guide
Here is the complete Use and Care Guide packed with every GE GSD452 model dishwasher from the late 1970s.


Dishwashers
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General Electric
1978 4 5mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Crosley Automatic Washer Use and Care Guide
Here is the complete owners manual and operating instructions to the 1954 Crosley front loading automatic washer. Includes quick start guide at end.


Automatic Washers
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Crosley
1954 47 64mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download The Maytag Art of Dependability Book
Illustrations on the following pages are of quality exhibits which are being, or have been, circulated through display cases in the Maytag plants and offices. These displays are used to inform employees how their own and other departments contribute to the quality of Maytag products.


Automatic Washers
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Maytag
1967 31 73mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1963 Westinghouse Laundromat Service Manual
Here is the comprehensive service manual to all 1963 Westinghouse automatic washers.


Automatic Washers
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Westinghouse
1963 49 61mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1963 Westinghouse Clothes Dryer Service Manual
Here is the comprehensive service manual to all Westinghouse clothes dryers from 1963.


Clothes Dryers
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Westinghouse
1963 37 45mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Whirlpool Washer LAA5300-LAB5300 Owners Manual
Here is the complete owners manual and use and care guide to Whirlpool automatic washer models: LAA5300, LAA5305, LAB5300.


Automatic Washers
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Whirlpool
1972 26 36mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Very First Hotpoint Automatic Washer Service Manual
Here is the comprehensive service manual to the very first automatic washer produced by Hotpoint. Model: LC2


Automatic Washers
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Hotpoint
1949 50 37mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1949-1956 Hotpoint Automatic Washer Parts Catalog
Here is the comprehensive parts catalog which includes parts diagrams, part numbers and full image of each model of the earliest Hotpoint automatic washers. Even includes the rare window lid Hotpoint washer!

Models include: 10LC2, 20LC2, 21LC2, 10-20LC3, 10-20LH1, 10-20LH2, 5LH7, 10LH7, 10LH8, 10-LH11, 11-LH11, 12-LH11, 10-LH12, 12-LH12, 10-LJ2, 10LH3, 10LJ11, 12LJ11, 11LJ16, 10LK1, 10LK2, 10LK11, 12LK11.

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.
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Hotpoint
1956 124 60mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1967 Whirlpool Dishwasher Brochures
Here are some sales literature brochures highlighting the 1967 line of Whirlpool dishwashers. Models include:

Built-in:
SRU-90, SRU-80, SRU-70, SRU-60

Portable:
SRP-90, SRP-80, SRP-70, SRP-60, SRC-70
Dishwashers
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Whirlpool
1967 12 34mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1962 Philco Wonder Wash Agitator Brochure
Here is a super cool brochure for the 1962 line of Philco automatic washers. Full feature chart included.


Automatic Washers
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Philco
1962 9 6mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Very First Staber Automatic Washer Brochure and Operating Instructions
Here is the brochure, installation and operating instructions to the very first Staber Automatic Washer. The Staber was a USA made horizonal access top loading washer, the first produced horizonal access washer since the 1947-1952 Launderall/Horton washer.


Automatic Washers
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Staber
1993 11 11mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1962 Easy Ring-of-Command Automatic Washer Brochures
Here are brochures for the Ring-of-Command line of Easy Automatic Washers. The Ring-of-Command machines utilized a pull ring on the control panel to advance the timer time-line.

Models include: ACL, ABL and ASL.
Automatic Washers
Published by:
Easy
1962 6 14mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1962 Easy Automatic Washer Service Manual
Here the comprehensive service manual for the entire 1962 line of Easy Automatic Washers.

Sections include: Specifications, Uncrating and Installation, Cycle of Operation, Operation of Suds-Saver system, Tools, Dismantling, Reassembly, Parts Replacement, Operating Mechanism, Adjustments, Troubleshooting and Wiring Diagrams/Schematics.

Models include: ACL, ABL, ABL-S and ASL.
Automatic Washers
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Easy
1962 113 63mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1975 Waste King Dishwashers Owners Manual
Here is the complete Use and Care guide to all 1975 Waste King dishwashers.

Models include: 410, 510, 610, 710, 750 and 910.
Dishwashers
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Waste King
1975 44 33mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Post-War Bendix Automatic Washer Brochures
Here are some beautiful sales literature brochures produced by Bendix to show off all of their post-war front loading and top loading "Economat" vacuum squeeze dry washers. Front loading models include both bolt-down and newer "Gyromatic" machines with suspension systems.

Models include: G, Updated G, G1, G-312, B, S, B-212, H, N-602.
Automatic Washers
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Bendix
1950 16 23mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1961 Kelvinator Automatic Washer Service and Parts Manual
Here is the comprehensive service manual to the 1961 line of Kelvinator "Orbital Action" automatic washers with Magic Minute.

Full service, troubleshooting and parts information included.
Automatic Washers
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Kelvinator
1961 83 113mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Post-War Bendix Dryer and Ironer Brochures
Here are some beautiful sales literature brochures produced by Bendix to show off all of their automatic clothes dryers, both gas and electric as well as their mangle ironers.

Dryer Models include: F, E-804 and E-805
Ironer Models include: D, J and L.
Clothes Dryers
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Bendix
1950 14 19mb $7.99

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Thumbnail Image of Download 1962 SQ Automatic Washer Service Manual
Full and comprehensive service manual for 1962 Speed Queen automatic washers. This manual is an excellent guide for anyone wanting to learn more about Solenoid-controlled Speed Queen or Beam washing machines made from the late 40's until about 1970. Sections Include: Installation, Service Procedures, Adjustments, Test Procedures, Wiring Diagrams and Timer Sequence Chart, Service Helps and tips. Models highlighted A34, A34W and A35.


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Speed Queen
1962 53 34mb $7.99
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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…
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The Review
1952 58 61mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Very First Norge Automatic Washer Owners Manual
In the late 40's Norge introduced their very first automatic washer. This front loading washer was the first large capacity automatic with 18lbs of claimed capacity. The washer was a bolt-down model and we believe it utilized many Bendix produced parts. In 1951 Norge discontinued this design and introduced their own top loader with Norge built parts.


Automatic Washers
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Norge
1949 36 14mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download General Electric Mobile Maid Dishwasher Brochure
Super cute brochure highlighting all the wonderful features of a mid 1950's GE portable dishwasher.


Dishwashers
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General Electric
1955 4 7mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1967 JCPenny Portable Top-Loading Dishwasher Service Manual
Here is the complete service manual to all 1967 JCPenny Mobile-Maid style Portable Dishwashers.

Sections include: Specifications, Customer Operating Instructions, Dishwasher Facts, Component Servicing, Maintenance, Troubleshooting and Wiring Diagrams.

Models include:
862-7500-70-080
862-7520-70-080
862-7530-70-080
Dishwashers
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JCPenny
1967 31 19mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Open up a Whole New World of Color with Speed Queen
Here is a beautiful brochure from Speed Queen when they first introduced colors into their Washer and Dryer line. The 1967 top of the line washer and dryer line is highlighted with images and specifications for each color.


Automatic Washers & Dryers
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Speed Queen
1967 4 7mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1958 Frigidaire Ultra-Clean Washer Tech-Talk Service Manual
Here is the comprehensive service manual to all 1958 Frigidaire automatic washing machines, both the Unimatic and Pulsamatic styles. Models include WCIR-58, WCI-58, WI-58, WDP-58, WD-58 and WD-58. Includes complete in-depth specifications for all models, cycle charts, service instructions and complete Unimatic and Pulsamatic rebuilding instructions.

1958 was the last year Frigidiare produced their Unimatic and Pulsamatic washers for the home. The next model year in 1959 Frigidaire introduced their Multimatic washer. Frigidaire did continue to produced the Unimatic washer until 1964 but this was for coin-operated laundries only.
Automatic Washers
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Frigidaire
1958 76 54mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1955 Kelvinator Washer and Dryer Parts Catalog
Here are complete diagrams and part information for the 1955 Kelvinator automatic washer and dryer. Models: AW2 and DE2.


Automatic Washers & Dryers
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Kelvinator
1955 32 16mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download White-Westinghouse Space Mates Laundry Brochure
Here is a brochure from White-Westinghouse showing off their front loading washer and dryer as well as their compact laundry twins.


Automatic Washers & Dryers
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Westinghouse
1980 6 7mb $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
Published by:
Consumer Bulletin
1960 40 32mb $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.


Trade Publications
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Electrical Merchandising
1953 210 105mb $12.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1965 Frigidaire Self-Cleaning Electric Range Tech-Talk Service Manual
In 1965 Frigidaire introduced their very first self-cleaning oven called the Electra-Clean. This is the comprehensive service manual for these first early ranges.

Models include:
RDE-38J and RCIE-39J

Ranges/Stoves
Published by:
Frigidaire
1965 40 31mb $14.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Westinghouse Laundromat Service Manual
Full service manual for 3-belt Westinghouse Laundromat models L-1000 (Program Computer Laundromat), LTF-100, LTF-200, LTF-400, LTF-570, LTF-600, LTF-670 LTF-700, LTF-800. Sections include Specifications and Features, Parts Description, Installation, Cycle of Operation Charts, What to do When, Parts Replacement and Wiring Diagrams.


Automatic Washers
Published by:
Westinghouse
1965 68 36mb $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 How to use and Enjoy Your New Philco Automatic Washer
Full operating instruction booklet packed with each Philco "Miss America" model W-226 automatic washer.


Automatic Washers
Published by:
Philco
1961 8 3mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download KitchenAid 15 Series Dishwasher Brochure
Beautiful brochure from Hobart highlighting the 15 series dishwashers, built-ins, front and top loading portables and sink-combos. This brochure shows off the introduction of KitchenAid's new "4-Way Sweep" wash system. "Beautiful New Styling, Big, Versatile Capacity, New 4-Way Wash, New Drying Action, New Sanitizing Protection, New Filtering, Complete New Line".


Dishwashers
Published by:
KitchenAid
1966 6 5mb $9.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download GE Washer Service Manual for R (1958) Models
Very comprehensive service manual for the 1958 line of General Electric automatic washers. Sections include Model specifications and descriptions, installation, mechanical components, electrical components, wiring diagrams, timer cycle charts and control service, disassembly and servicing, transmission servicing, complaint remedy chart and more.


Automatic Washers
Published by:
General Electric
1958 86 51mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1956 General Electric Ranges and Cooktop Owners Manual
Here is the complete owners manual, operating instructions and recommended recipes for all 1956 GE cooking appliances.

Electric Range Models include: Liberator J-408, Stratoliner J-402, Speedster J-405, Airliner J-387, Stewardess J-403, Spacemaker J-245 and the Standard Spacemaker J-244.

Cooktop Surface Unit J-551 and Built-in Oven J-501 are included.

Sections include: Master Oven, Bake Unit, Focused Heat Broiler, Double-Oven Convenience, Surface Units, Pushbutton Controls, Automatic Surface Unit, Automatic Grill, Meat Thermometer, Timer Combination Oven-Minute, No-Stain Oven Vent, Starlight Oven liner, Storage Drawers, Oven Flood light, Know Your Ranges:, Standard Space maker J- 244, Deluxe Space maker J - 245, Stewardess J-403, Airliner J-367, Speedster J -405, Deluxe Stratoline r J-402, Deluxe liberator J -408, Oven J-501, Surface Unit J -551, Care of your New G-E Range, How to Replace Surface lights, Features in your new G-E Range, Surface Cooking Tips, Pushbutton Cooking, Using the Automatic Calrod Unit, Simple Guide to Deep Fat Frying, How to Use Automatic Oven Timer, Baking Electrically, Two-Oven Cooking, Roasting Meats, Meat Roasting Chart, Your Super Broiler, Time-Temperature Chart for Broiling, Oven Meals, High Altitude Cooking, Recommended Recipes.

If you are looking for the Service Manual for these ranges, it can be found here: General Electric Range Service Manual
Ranges/Stoves
Published by:
General Electric
1956 108 55mb $9.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1963 Case Bathroom Fixtures Brochure
Full color brochure showing off the full line of Case Bathroom Fixtures, including toilets, bathroom and kitchen sinks and bathtubs.

The new "Look of Luxury" line. A distinctive selection of water closets, lavatories and bathtubs from the originators of one-piece water closets.
Miscellaneous
Published by:
Case
1963 8 20mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download The Worlds Newest Kitchen Ideas
budget-tailored to your exact needs for brighter, easier living! The earlier 1950 version of the complete 24 page sales literature catalog for everything Youngstown Kitchens made available to homeowners in the early post-war era. Includes images and specifications for all Youngstown Jet-Tower Dishwashers and Disposall units, full kitchen planner including all metal kitchen cabinets and storage units, porcelain sinks, drawer units and everything else to make a beautful new shiny 1950s Kitchen! Beautiful pictures and hand drawn illustrations throughout!


Dishwashers
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Youngstown Kitchens
1950 24 34mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1955 Hotpoint Automatic Dryer Service Manual
Here is the comprehensive service manual to the all 1955 Hotpoint automatic dryers, both air-flow (model LB1) and water condensing model (model LG2).

Sections Include:
Dimensions-LG2 Dryer
Dimensions-LB 1 Dryer
Operation of LG2 Condenser Dryer
Operation of LB1 Blower Dryer
Installation lnstructions-LG2 Dryer
Installation lnstructions-LB1 Dryer
SERVICING
LG2 & LB1 Timer & Control Dial
LG2 & LB 1 Thermostat
LG2 & LB1 High-Limit Thermal Cut-Out
LG2 & LB1 Heating Units
LG2 & LB1 Motor
LG2 & LB1 Door Gasket, Door Panels, & Door Latch
LG2 & LB 1 Door Switch
LG2 & LB 1 Cabinet Panels
LG2 & LB 1 Drum Housing Panel
LG2 & LB1 Drum
LG2 & LB1 Main Bearing
LG2 & LB1 Idler Pulley & Arm Assembly
LG2 Water Inlet Valve
LG2 Condensing Chamber
LG2 Drain Pump
LB1 Blower Assembly
LG2 Wiring Diagram
LB 1 Wiring Diagram
Clothes Dryers
Published by:
Hotpoint
1965 24 24mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Operating Instructions for your Norge Automatic Washer
Operating instruction book for Norge Automatic washers model AWK3820.


Automatic Washers
Published by:
Norge
1971 8 3mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1976 General Electric Automatic Washer Use and Care Guide
Here is the complete use and care guide for General Electric Washer model # WWA8360V. Includes full cycle step charts for the Regular, Permanent Press, Knits, Mini-Quick and Soak cycles.


Automatic Washers
Published by:
General Electric
1976 24 42mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Kirby Home Sanitation System - Guarantee and Instruction Book
Full owners manual and operating instructions to the model 518 Kirby vacuum cleaner.


Vacuum Cleaners
Published by:
Kirby
1958 44 31mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Philco-Bendix Home Laundry Catalog
Great reference guide to Bendix and Philco washers.

Sections include:
Agitator Washers—Major Parts
Air Conditioner Filters
Appliance Polish
Ballpoint Washers—Major Parts
Bearings
Belts
Bendix-Philco Cross Reference
Combination Washer/Dryer—Major Parts
Cords, Range & Dryer
Covers—Air Conditioner
Dexter-Philco Cross Reference
Diaphragms
Dryer—Major Parts
Dryer Cords
Dryer Venting Equipment
Fast Moving Parts
Filters—Air Conditioners
Gaskets
Gears
Hardware—Special
Heaters and Heater Kits
Hose—Inlet
Identification Material
Kits—Repair
Lubricants
Major Parts List
Agitator Washers
Ballpoint Washers
Combination Washer/Dryer
Dryers
Tumble Action Washers
Wringer Washers
Paints & Refinishing Materials
Philco Bendix/Dexter Cross Reference Data
Polish—Appliance
Range Cords
Seals
Service Manuals
Signs
Solenoids
Surface Units—Electric Range
Switches
Timers
Tumble-Action Washers—Major Parts
Valves
Venting Equipment
Wringer Washers—Major Parts
Full Catalog
Published by:
Philco
1962 52 57mb $7.99

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