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1961 General Electric Combination Washer-Dryer Brochures


Published by General Electric in 1961-- Here is the complete brochure showing off the 1961 models of the GE combination washer/dryer.

Models: WD-860V, WD-560D.

Number of Pages: 4
File Size: 9mb
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1961-1973 General Electric Perforated Tub Automatic Washer Technical and Service Manual
Here is the comprehensive 407 page Technical and Service manual to all GE automatic washers with the Perforated Tub and Filter-Flo made from 1961 through 1973. A great reference and a must for any GE washer collector.


Automatic Washers
Published by:
General Electric
1973 407 146mb $14.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1965-1977 GE Automatic Washer Parts Catalog
An important document to have for any GE washer collector is this full catalog showing parts diagrams and part numbers of almost all GE washers produced from 1965-1977.

Having the manufacturers original part number for the part you need is essential for doing internet/eBay searches to locate these rare, no longer available parts. In many circumstances they can be found once you know the part number.
Automatic Washers
Published by:
General Electric
1977 422 142mb $12.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1953 Bendix Duomatic Washer-Dryer Service Manual
Here is the comprehensive service manual to the very first combination washer-dryer ever produced. Full features, troubleshooting and service information included. Model: CCR


Combination Washer/Dryers
Published by:
Bendix
1953 102 35mb $12.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1950-1951 Frigidaire Range Sales Literature Brochure
Here is an absolutely beautifully illustrated Frigidaire range book highlighting the 1950/1951 O-Line models of Frigidaire ranges. Full feature descriptions and images of all ranges Frigidaire ranges available in the early 1950's.

58 pages scanned at high resolution for a beautiful document.

Models include: RO-70, RO-60, RO-50, RO-40, RO-20, RO-10, RO-35, RO-30, RM-3 and RM-4.
Ranges/Stoves
Published by:
Frigidaire
1951 58 164mb $14.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1968-1972 Hotpoint Automatic Washer Technical and Service Manual
Here is the complete technical and service information binder for all solid-tub Hotpoint automatic washers from the late 1960s thru the end of this design in 1973.

A in-depth look at the Hotpoint Duo-Tub system is included.

Models highlighted:
WLW1020L
WLW11OOL
WLW11OOL
WLW1600L
WLW1600L
WLW1600U
WLW1600U
WLW1630L
WLW1630L
WLW1630U
WLW2020L
WLW2020L
WLW2100L
WLW2400L
WLW2400U
WLW2600L
WLW2600U
WLW2600U
WLW2600U
WLW2620L
WLW2620L
WLW2620L
WLW2620U
WLW2620U
WLW2625U
WLW2630L
WLW2630L
WLW2630L
WLW2630U
WLW2630U
WLW4800L
WLW4800L
WLW480SL
WLW4820L
WLW4820L
WLW4830L
WLW4830L
WLW4900L
WLW4900L
WLW4950L
WLW5000L
WLW5000L
Automatic Washers
Published by:
Hotpoint
1973 163 56mb $14.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1985 General Electric Built-In Dishwasher Brochures
Here are some brochures by GE for their mid 1980s dishwashers. Images and specifications included.

Models include:
GSD2800D
GSD2600D
GSD2200D
GSD900D
GSD600D
GSD400D
Dishwashers
Published by:
General Electric
1985 10 8mb $9.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download GM Engineering Journal - The Frigidaire Rollermatic Washer
Here is a fascinating look at the design and implementation of the Frigidaire Rollermatic washer. 13 pages of this issue are dedicated to the design, testing and development of one of Frigidaire's longest lasting washer transmission.

Other articles include:
How the Loudness of Sound is Determined When Evaluating Electric

Absorption Spectroscopic Analyses of Rubber Materials

Short Range Telemetry System Provides Test Data on Rotating Parts

Patent Searching
Trade Publications
Published by:
Frigidaire
1965 44 44mb $12.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Use and Care Guide for Westinghouse Top Loading Washer LAJ450
Here is the complete Use and Care guide to Westinghouse Automatic Washer LAJ450.


Automatic Washers
Published by:
Westinghouse
1969 20 16mb $11.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1959 Whirlpool Automatic Dishwasher Service Manual
Here is the service manual that includes Whirlpool's very first own dishwasher design. The original Whirlpool dishwashers were D&M models, but Whirlpool introduced their own design of dishwasher in '59 that was of the spray-arm design.

Models included in this service manual include:

Whirlpool First Spray-Arm Dishwashers:
FU60, FU60-1, FU60-2, FU70, FU70-R, FU70-1.

Portable Top-Loading D&M Impeller Models:
FP20, FP20-1, FP50, FP50-1



Dishwashers
Published by:
Whirlpool
1959 44 21mb $14.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1966 Westinghouse Builders Catalog
Here is the complete builders catalog showing off Westinghouse products for 1966.

Items shown:
Refrigerators
Space King Twins & Freezers
Built-in Ovens
Continental Ranges & Platforms
Free Standing & Slide-in Ranges
Built-in Dishwashers
Water Heaters
Compact Kitchens
Food Waste Disposers
Heavy Duty Automatic Washers, Electric and Gas Dryers
Coin-Operated Washer and Dryer
Cabinets for Kitchen and Laundry
Commercial Institutional Host Products
Type Y Year Round Air Conditioning System
Room Air Conditioners
Total Comfort System Cooling
Heat Pump & Electric Heating
Filtering & Dehumidifying
Commercial & Residential Lighting
Distribution Transformers
Elevators
Micarta® Countertops
Full Catalog
Published by:
Westinghouse
1966 32 26mb $14.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1959 Hotpoint Automatic Washer Service Manual
Here is the complete service manual to all 1959 Hotpoint Automatic Washers.

Models include: W910, LW930, LW950, LW9506, LW970, LW990.
Automatic Washers
Published by:
Hotpoint
1959 36 67mb $12.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1963-1964 Frigidaire Commercial Washer Service Manual
Here is the service manual to the very last Frigidaire washer with the Unimatic transmission. This was a unique machine as it still utilized the Unimatic with the new larger 12lb tub. The 1964 version was also produced with the new Deep-Action agitator.

Models include: WCOF and WCOF-LP (LP = "less pump" for the gravity drain model).
Automatic Washers
Published by:
Frigidaire
1963 80 108mb $12.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1949 ABC-O-Matic Automatic Washer Service Manual
Here is the service manual produced by the Altofer Brothers Company for their very first automatic washer, the model 50.


Automatic Washers
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ABC-O-Matic
1949 45 39mb $12.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1953 General Electric Automatic Washer Service Manual
Here is the service manual for GE's K line of automatic washers. Models include: WA650K1 and WA450K1.


Automatic Washers
Published by:
General Electric
1953 35 16mb $12.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1958 Maytag Commercial Washer and Dryer Service and Parts Manual
Here is the comprehensive service manual to the very first Maytag coin-operated commercial washers and dryers. Models covered: 123CM, 66CM and 76CM.


Automatic Washers & Dryers
Published by:
Maytag
1958 136 175mb $14.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1961 Philco Duomatic Owners Manual
Full owners manual packed with every 1961 Philco Duomatic electric combination washer/dryer. Models include: CE-716 and CE-714.


Combination Washer/Dryers
Published by:
Philco
1961 56 45mb $11.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1971 Frigidaire Commercial Washer Service Manual
Here is the first and comprehensive service manual introducing the completely redesigned Frigidaire coin-operated washers. Two models include WCS-M which is the first larger capacity, perforated tub Frigidaire commercial washer rated at 16lb as the fill level was set only to bottom of the last agitator cone. The other model WCDS-M which is the last of the Frigidaire solid tub washers, which is a solid-tub set in the 1/18 outer tub with the 1/18 transmission and suspension system.


Automatic Washers
Published by:
Frigidaire
1971 92 145mb $14.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1995 Frigidaire Laundry Appliances Brochure
Here is a full brochure showing off the WCI made Frigidaire line of automatic washers and dryers from the mid 1990's.


Automatic Washers & Dryers
Published by:
Frigidaire
1995 0 41mb $8.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1972 Hotpoint Dishwasher Use and Care Guide
Here is the use and care guide to the 1972 line of Hotpoint Dishwashers.


Dishwashers
Published by:
Hotpoint
1972 16 17mb $11.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1958 Hotpoint Automatic Washer Service Manual
Here is the comprehensive service manual to all 1958 Hotpoint automatic washers. 1958 was the first year Hotpoint introduced their new Co-Axial transmission.

Models include:
10LW40, 10LW43, 10LW44, 10LWS44, 10LW45, 10LWW45
Automatic Washers
Published by:
Hotpoint
1958 40 91mb $12.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1987 Gibson Washers and Dryers Brochure
Sales literature brochure for the 1987 line of Gibson washers and dryers.

Models include:
WASHER: WA28F2WT WA28M2WT WA28M4WT WA28M6WT
DRYER: DE/DG28T3WT DE/DG28ASWT DE/DG28A7WT
Automatic Washers & Dryers
Published by:
Gibson
1987 8 19mb $8.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1935-1955 Easy Spin-Dryer Washer Parts Catalog
Here is a fascinating look at the early history of the Easy Spin-Dryer washers from what appears to be the very first model all the way through the mid 1950's. Different wash methods and agitators were designed as well as solid tub and perforated tub spinners.


Twin Tub Washers
Published by:
Easy
1955 107 78mb $14.99
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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
Published by:
Norge
1954 33 23mb $11.99
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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
Published by:
Norge
1969 48 57mb $11.99
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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
Published by:
General Electric
1949 25 90mb $8.99

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Operating Instructions for Whirlpool washers Models LWA5540; LWA5545 (with SUDS-MISER® system). Includes images of controls for each cycle and also includes chart of steps for stages in each cycle.


Automatic Washers
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Whirlpool
1970 2 3mb $11.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1973 Kenmore Washer Owners Manual - 700 Series
Here is the complete owners manual/operating instructions to the 700 series Kenmore automatic washer from approximately 1973.


Automatic Washers
Published by:
Kenmore
1973 36 27mb $11.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Hoover Celebrity Canisters
Here is the brochure for the very first models of all Hoover Celebrity Canisters. Models highlighted:

Celebrity Custom S3001
Celebrity Deluxe S3003
Celebrity Air-Ride S3005
Vacuum Cleaners
Published by:
Hoover
1974 6 4mb $8.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1956 Bendix Front Loading Automatic Washer Service Manual
Here is the comprehensive service manual to all 1956 Bendix automatic washers.

Models include: WFG-D.

Sections include: Cabinet, Clothes Door, Electrical Circuits and Cycles, Electrical Controls, Installation, Latch, Motor, Pump, Transmission, Specifications, Suspended Unit Assembly, Service Procedures, Water Inlet, Water Control.
Automatic Washers
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Bendix
1956 41 29mb $12.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Room Air Conditioner Brochure
Full brochure for the Gambles room air conditioner.


Air Conditioners
Published by:
Marquette (Gambles Stores)
1953 2 4mb $8.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Hotpoint Automatic Dishwasher Brochures
Beautiful brochures for the 1958 Hotpoint Dishwasher line.


Dishwashers
Published by:
Hotpoint
1958 8 21mb $8.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Norge Solid-Tub 1965 Automatic Washer Training Guide
Here is the complete training guide produced by Norge for their 1965 line of standard capacity automatic washers. Sections include: complete specifications for each model, cycle and water usage chart, parts and descriptions along with complete servicing information. Models highlighted: AWF-2210, AWF2211, AWF-1220, AWF1221, AWF-2240, AWF2241, AWF-2230, AWF2231, AWF-1210, AWF1211, AWF-2220 and AWF2221.


Automatic Washers
Published by:
Norge
1965 95 48mb $12.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Owners Manual For Your New 1965 Kenmore Automatic Washer
Here is the full owners manual and operating instructions packed with most Kenmore automatic washers models below the Lady Kenmore for 1965.


Automatic Washers
Published by:
Kenmore
1965 36 25mb $11.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1958 General Electric Home Laundry Product Man
1958 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
1958 79 48mb $12.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Appliance Manufacturer Magazine - August 1957
Appliance Manufacturer is a fun magazine to read for any collector or enthusiast of vintage appliances, electronics and other vintage home products. This highly entertaining magazine covered the design and manufacturing areas of Major Appliances, Small Appliances, Small Electrics, Radios, Televisions and other electric home products from the mid-20th century.

Index of the August 1957 Issue


On The Cover:
The president of the Hotpoint Co. is shown after the tension of the press conference at which he broke the news about the firm’s big expansion plans. Map of greater Chicago area in background was used to indicate location of new appliance center and adjacent developments of the Centex residential and industrial areas.


Featured Articles:
Home Laundries for 1958 Debut
Accent is on washing and drying synthetics.

Blackstone Non-Automatic Washer Converts to Automatic
Kit makes conversion easy to do in minutes.

Cover Story—Hotpoint Reveals Appliance Center Plan
Construction of first plant starts in fall.

An Editorial: An Expression of Confidence
Hotpoint demonstrates its long range faith,

How Gibson Tests Air Conditioner Coils
Testers end need to dehydrate all of units.

NEMA Major Appliance Men Hear About Utility Effort
Elect C. K. Rieger of GE chairman of group.

How Preway Cuts Scrap Losses.
A case of close evaluation, fast reporting.

What's New in Major Appliances and Electric Housewares


Special Section - THE HOUSEWARES SHOW:
More Firms Add New Cooking Appliances
Almost all now have single plug-in control

No Lack of New Products and Ideas at Atlantic City
Can openers grow, iron sprays the clothing

More and More Heaters Bring Heated Battle for Sales
Low price models appear in great abundance

Some New Curves and Angles in Designs
Cleaning appliance styles offer a contrast



Monthly Departments:
Letters to the Editor, The Editor's Random Harvest, AM Highlights the News, Industry Meeting Calendar, Report from Washington, New Product Showcase, News of the Suppliers, People, New Literature, Appliance Manufacturer Notes, Index to Advertising, Jim Dandy Says.


Advertisers in this issue:
A & A Machinery Corp, Aerovox Corporation, Alan Wood Steel Company, American Lava Corporation, Amp, Incorporated, Armco Steel Corporation, Barber Colman Company, Bentley, Harris Mfg. Co, Brookside Corporation, Burndy Corporation, Carr Fastener Company Div. United-Carr Fastener Corp, Chicago & Eastern Illinois Railroad, Clearing Machine Corporation, Cleveland Punch & Shear Works Co., Copeland Refrigeration Corp, Corbin Hose Clamp Division The American Hardware Corp, Essex Wire Corporation Cords Limited Div., Crimpweld Corp., The, Cuyahoga Spring Co., Danly Machine Specialties, Dayton Rubber Company, Dayflex Div., Delco Products Division General Motors Corp., Dialight Corporation, Dow Corning Corporation, Dreis & Krump Manufacturing Company, Driver-Harris Company, Du Pont, Electric Auto-Lite Co., Electric Cord Sets, Inc, Emerson Electric Mfg. Co., Essex Wire Corp., Exalco Manufacturing Co., Fairmont Aluminum Company, Garlock Packing Company, Gaylord Container Corporation, Gear Specialties, Inc., General Bearing Company, General Electric Company, Specialty Control Dept., General Industries Co., Goodrich, B. F. Company, Grayson Controls Division, Robertshaw-Fulton Controls Co, Grigoleit Company, John Hassall, Inc., Hinde & Dauch, Ingersoll-Rand Company, Inland Steel Co., International Paper Company, Kason Hardware Corporation, Lancaster Glass Corp, Ohn Lees Division Of The Serrick Corp., Litemetal Dicast, Inc., Lux Clock Mfg. Co., Inc., George J. Mayer Company, Mcquay-Norris Manufacturing Company, Methode Mfg. Corp., Midland Steel Products Co., Midwest Molding & Mfg. Company, Moraine Products Division, General Motors Corporation, National Lock Company, Packard Electric Division General Motors Corp. , Peters-Dalton, Inc., Pittsburgh Plate Glass Company, Pyramid Mouldings, Inc., Radiator Specialty Co., Ranco Inc., Ransburg Electro Coating Corp., R-B-M "Control" Div., Essex Wire Corp., Reading Tube Corporation, Redmond Company, Inc., Reynolds Metal Co., Rochester Products Division General Motors Corporation, Loyd Scruggs Mfg. Co., Sherwin-Williams Co., Southern Screw Company, Standard Pressed Steel Co., Stevens Manufacturing Co., Still-Man Manufacturing Corporation, Tecumseh Products Co., Telechron Timers And Motors, Therm-O-Disc, Incorporated, Union Bag-Camp Paper Corp., United States Steel Corp., Wean Equipment Corp., Weirton Steel Company, Westinghouse Electric Corp.97, Wheatland Tube Co., Wheeling Steel Corporation, Wire & Cable Div., Essex Wire Corp., Wisconsin Porcelain Company, Yoder Company
Trade Publications
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Appliance Manufacturer
1957 110 51mb $12.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Use and Care instructions for Westinghouse Cross-Vane Tumbling Dryers
Here is the complete owners manual, operating instructions, venting recommendations and installations instructions for Westinghouse Clothes Dryer DE470M and DG470M.


Clothes Dryers
Published by:
Westinghouse
1973 16 9mb $11.99
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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 $8.99
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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 $8.99
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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 $11.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download How to Operate Your RCA Whirlpool Automatic Washer
Operating Instructions for middle of the line Whirlpool washer. Exact model # is unknown.


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Whirlpool
1962 2 2mb $11.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download No Matter What You Wash and Wear You’ll Feel Like A Queen
Complete Owners manual and operating instructions to Frigidaire's Top-of-the-Line automatic washers for 1960. Custom Imperial and Imperial models, including suds-saver models.


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Frigidaire
1960 32 21mb $11.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1957 Speed Queen Automatic Washer Service Manual
Here is the complete service manual for all home models of Speed Queen's automatic washers. Models included: A18, A19, A20 and A20F.


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Speed Queen
1957 34 16mb $12.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Escape From Washday - The Successor to the Washing Machine is Here
This was an amazing find, it is a stunning automotive style large format brochure published by Bendix when they introduced the worlds very first automatic washer. Beautiful images of the machine along with a complete explanation of how a new fangled automatic washer works. To say this is the birth of modern clothes washing is an understatement and what this machine did to provide eventual freedom to women is clear.

The modern woman, the woman abreast of the latest developments in convenient living, will quickly picture how much a Bendix Home Laundry can mean to her. Her homemaking is greatly simplified and much drudgery has been taken out of housework by automatic labor -saving home appliances. And now. Bendix completely revolutionizes washday . . . turns this hardest household chore into a pleasant routine.

The glow of pride you have when you show your Bendix Home Laundry to envious friends will never leave you. For the happy owner of a Bendix has gained more than just a better way of washing clothes. She has gained extra hours to live. She has thrown out the drudgery, toil, the physical and mental strain of washday. She has foiled these thieves of health and youth and beauty.

In their place, she has more time for the really important things ... more time to share in the lives of her children, time for friends, time for romance .. . with the mental ease to enjoy them. Here indeed is a new promise of youth . . . here is new protection of charm and beauty ... the just birthright of every woman.

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Bendix
1937 16 22mb $8.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Service Manual to the Very First Automatic Washer
Bendix introduced the very first automatic washer to the world in 1937. Here is the service manual they produced for servicers to learn about the machine. Sections include installation, operation, service and part information.

Please note there are two breaks in the page numbering, 25 to 29 and 31 to 34. we are not sure if this was meant as chapter changes/break points or there are pages missing from the original manual as the manual seems complete.
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Bendix
1937 47 24mb $12.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Norge Automatic Washer and Dryer Brochures
Here is the entire line of 1974 Norge 20lb pound washers and matching dryers. Brochures contain photos and complete specifications for each model including full control panel displays.


Automatic Washers & Dryers
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Norge
1974 32 30mb $8.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1953 General Electric Automatic Washer Service Manual
Complete service manual to General Electric automatic washer WA650L1.

Sections include: Installation, Description, Flow Chart, Disassembly, Explanation of Operation, Cam Chart, Wiring Diagram, Troubleshooting, Parts.
Automatic Washers
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General Electric
1953 49 39mb $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)
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General Electric
1959 4 9mb $8.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1956 Hotpoint Automatic Washer Brochures
Here are some beautiful brochures for the 1956 Hotpoint Automatic Washer line. Images, features and specifications included.

Models: LK11, LJ11, LH11, LH12
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Hotpoint
1956 18 49mb $8.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Appliance Manufacturer Magazine - April Home Laundry Issue
Appliance Manufacturer is a fun magazine to read for any collector or enthusiast of vintage appliances, electronics and other vintage home products. This highly entertaining magazine covered the design and manufacturing areas of Major Appliances, Small Appliances, Small Electrics, Radios, Televisions and other electric home products from the mid-20th century.

Of particular interest:

Speed Queen redesigns it's coin-op washers with 14 distinct changes.

Norge changes automatic washers cabinets to zinc clad steel.

Packaged laundry centers by Westinghouse and Hotpoint. Including a Westinghouse Laundromat and sink combo built right over the washer.

Hotpoint drying cabinet.

Hotpoint's high controls and automatic bulk bins that dispense detergent, bleach and softener automatically! I'm not sure if any of these came into full production.
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Appliance Manufacturer
1960 140 60mb $12.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1985 Maytag Jetclean Dishwashers Brochure
Here is a beautiful brochure highlighting the 1985 line of Maytag dishwashers and food waste disposers.

Models include:

Dishwashers: WU1000, WU902, WU702, WU502, WU302, WC702-302, WU202.
Dishwashers
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Maytag
1987 8 5mb $8.99

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