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Who Else But RCA Whirlpool


Published by Whirlpool in 1966-- Here is the official Whirlpool feature training book highlighting the 1966 Whirlpool washer, dryer and wringer washer 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.

The book sections take each Whirlpool feature and compare them to Maytag, General Electric, Frigidaire, Hotpoint Norge and Westinghouse machines!

This item is scanned at 600dpi for super crisp clear text and images.

Number of Pages: 40
File Size: 120mb
Download Fee: $8.99

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Thumbnail Image of Download Maytag Washer Model 142B-142SB Owners Manual
Here is a rare owners manual on the first major center-dial Maytag automatic washer. Models include both 142B and 142SB (suds saver model).


Automatic Washers
Published by:
Maytag
1958 26 8mb $11.99
Introductory Price of $3.99


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Thumbnail Image of Download 1990 Maytag Washers and Dryers Brochure
Beautiful brochure highlighting the 2nd to last generation of helical drive Newton made Maytag laundry appliances.

Models include:
washers: A9800, A9700, A9400, A9200, A7800, A7500, A7300.

dryers: D9900, D9800, D7600, D7500, D7400, D4000.
Automatic Washers & Dryers
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Maytag
1990 16 32mb $14.99
Introductory Price of $3.99


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Thumbnail Image of Download 1970 Maytag Dishwasher Brochure
Very fun brochure highligting the Maytag top-of-the line dishwasher of the early 1970s.


Dishwashers
Published by:
Maytag
1970 6 29mb $8.99
Introductory Price of $3.99


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Thumbnail Image of Download 1965 Westinghouse Top-Loading Washer Brochures
Here are brochures produced right after the switch-over to Westinghouse's own design of top-loading automatic washers.

Models include: LAF200, LAF400 and LAF600. Dryers are also shown: DTF200, DTF400/DGF400 and DTF600/DGF600
Automatic Washers
Published by:
Westinghouse
1965 12 53mb $8.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1954 Whirlpool Home Laundry Appliances Book
Here is an absolute beautifully illustrated catalog in book form from Whirlpool highlighting their 1954 line of home laundry appliances.

Products include automatic washers, dryers, wringer washers and mangle ironer.

Scanned at 600ddpi high resolution for a beautiful pdf file.
Automatic Washers & Dryers
Published by:
Whirlpool
1954 52 171mb $14.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Early Kenmore Dishwasher Owners Manual
I'm guessing this book is from around 1956. This is probably the first front-loading home dishwasher ever marketed by Kenmore. It's made by D&M. The dishwasher in the earlier Sears catalogs was marketed under the name Homart as a top-loading machine.

Full operating instructions, cycle chart, installation instructions and parts list included.
Dishwashers
Published by:
Kenmore
1956 36 40mb $12.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1972 Dexter Commercial Washer Service Manual
Here is a look at the Philco-Bendix made Dexter Double-Load front loading commercial washer. What is interesting about this machine is it was designed with an overflow hose designed to overflow away suds about the 1/2 way mark of the window!

Full service manual including specifications, troubleshooting and service procedures.
Automatic Washers
Published by:
Dexter
1972 72 31mb $14.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1954 Hamilton Gas Dryer Service Manual
Complete service manual to Hamilton gas dryer model 360G.

Sections include: General, Installation, Exhaust system, Cabinet Panels, Controls, Gas Parts, Drum and Transmission, Troubleshooting, Service Agencies.
Clothes Dryers
Published by:
Hamilton
1954 54 67mb $14.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1969 Tupperware Catalog
Here is a fastinating look at Tupperware products available in the late 1960s.


Miscellaneous Housewares
Published by:
Tupperware
1969 48 82mb $12.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1976 Kenmore Washer Service Manual
Retail generic service manual covering all Kenmore washers both full size and portable models. Sections include:

Predelivery Requirements
Installation Procedure
Moving Preparations

Component Description & Service Procedures:
Water System
Mechanical System
Electrical System
Cycle of Operation
Compact Washers
Troubleshooting Charts
Wiring Terminal Designation
Wiring Diagrams and how to read them
Lubrication Instructions
Sample Parts List
Automatic Washers
Published by:
Kenmore
1976 84 93mb $14.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Classroom Textbook on Servicing Electric Ranges
Originally written in 1963 and updated in 1972 these were classroom textbooks for learning how to repair electrical appliances. A fascinating look at how appliance repair was taught and a great primer to learn how to repair vintage electric ranges.


Ranges/Stoves
Published by:
NRI
1972 68 109mb $14.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Facts About Your New Mixer
Full owners manual and use/care guide to all triple-beat GE stand mixers from the 1950's.


Small Appliances
Published by:
General Electric
1955 48 23mb $11.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1964-1969 Whirlpool Dishwasher Service Manual
Here is the comprehensive service manual to all Whirlpool made dishwashers from 1964-1969.

Full specifications and historical design changes for each model, complete troubleshooting, service procedure information and wiring schematics.

Models include: SLU-70, SLU-76, SLU-80, SLU-82, SLU-90, SCL-95, SLC-100, SLC-200, SLC-300, SPU-68, SPU-70, SPU-80, SPU-90, SPC-100, SPC-200, SPC-300, SRC-60, SCR-70, SRC-80, SRC-90, SRU-60, SRU-70, SRU-80, SRU-85, SRU-90, SSU-70, SSU-80, SSU-85, SSU-90, SSU-100, SSF-60, SSF-70, SSF-80, SSF-90, SSF-100, STU-70, STU-80, STU-90, STU-100, STF-60, STF-70, STF-80, STF-90, STF-100
Dishwashers
Published by:
Whirlpool
1969 155 192mb $14.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1947 General Electric Ranges Owners Manual
Here is the complete owner's manual and use/care guide to all 1947 General Electric freestanding electric ranges.

Models included:
Stratoliner: DDI-47
Airliner: CDI-47
Leader: CTI-47
Ranges/Stoves
Published by:
General Electric
1947 56 74mb $12.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download How to Use Your Cuisinart Food Processor
Complete owner's manual to one of the earliest Cuisinart Food Processers ever produced. Model CFP-5A which ran from 1973-1976. Manual includes suggested recipes at end.


Small Appliances
Published by:
Cuisinart
1973 68 42mb $11.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1961 General Electric Commercial Washer and Dryer Service Manual
Here is the service manual for the newly redesigned perforated tub commercial washers from GE. GE commercial dryers are also highlighted in part 2 of the manual.

Models include:
WC470V, WC472V, WC474V, WC475V, & WC477V WASHERS
MODEL DC380V & DC382V DRYERS
Automatic Washers & Dryers
Published by:
General Electric
1961 60 78mb $12.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1974 Westinghouse Tumbler Washer and Dryer Use and Care Guides
Complete use and care guide to front loading Westinghouse washer model: LT100P and dryer: DE100P (electric)/ DG100P (gas)


Automatic Washers & Dryers
Published by:
Westinghouse
1974 8 9mb $11.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1961 General Electric Built-in Cooking Appliances Users Manual
Here is the owners manual and use/care guide to GE built-in ovens and cooktops from the early 1960's. Models include:

J820, J822, J824, J620, J630, J624, J634, J802, J902, J904, J900, J810, J812, J814, J880, J882, J884, J850, J852, J854

J710, J720, J750, J730, J780, J810, J820, J850, J880, J900, J620, J630, J712, J722, J752, J732, J782, J812, J822, J852, J882, J902, J624, J634, J714, J724, J754, J784, J802, J814, J824, J854, J884, J904
Ranges/Stoves
Published by:
General Electric
1961 36 44mb $12.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1957-1965 Kenmore Combination Washer-Dryer Service Manual
Here is the comprehensive service manual to all Sears Kenmore Combination Washer/Dryers from 1957 to 1965. Both 30" and 27" machines are highlighted.

Highlighted Models include: 110.57105100, 110.5710700, 110.5810100, 110.5810500, 110.5809500, 110.5810800, 110.5809800, 110.5810950, 110.5809950, 110.5810100, 110.5910500, 110.5909500, 110.5910900, 110.5910950, 110.5909900, 110.5909950, 110.6110800, 110.6109800, 110.6309800, 110.6310800, 110.6509900, 110.6510900, 110.6110800-801~802, 110.6109800-801-802, 110.6109500, 110.6110500, 110.6109100, 110.6110100. Other models numbers not specifically listed above from 1957-1965 range are also included/valid in this manual.
Combination Washer/Dryers
Published by:
Kenmore
1965 0 165mb $14.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download KitchenAid 15 Series Top Loading Portable Dishwasher Owners Manual
Here is the complete owners manual and operating instruction for all 15 series top loading KitchenAid portable dishwashers.

Models include:
variCycle: KD-5, KDA-5, KDW-5,
Electra: KDY-5, KDE-5, KDC-5.
Dishwashers
Published by:
KitchenAid
1964 16 $11.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1937 Westinghouse Worlds Fair Dishwasher Parts Catalog
Here is a fascinating document showing the first two dishwashers Westinghouse dishwashers ever. This includes the very first front loading home dishwasher. The front loading machine was demonstrated heavily at 1939-1940 World's Fair in NYC. This document is an important piece of appliance history.


Dishwashers
Published by:
Westinghouse
1937 12 18mb $12.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download The Inside Story of the Tumbler Washer
Here is an issue of the Westinghouse Service Beacon that highlights the internal workings of the Westinghouse 3-Belt automatic washer. It covers in depth how exactly the washer drives both tumble wash and spin as well as adjustments to make to keep the washer running properly.


Automatic Washers
Published by:
Westinghouse
1972 12 16mb $12.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Westinghouse Appliances For Home Planning
Here is a sales literature brochure highlighting the 1959 line of Westinghouse Appliances for the home. Products include:

Refrigerators Freezers
Built-in Ovens and Cooktops
Freestanding Ranges
Dishwashers
Disposers
Laundry Twins
Automatic Washers and Dryers
Combination Washer/Dryer
Air-Conditioners
Metal and Wood Westinghouse Cabinets
Full Catalog
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Westinghouse
1959 16 49mb $9.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1980 Frigidaire Parts and Accessory Catalog
This is the last Parts catalog produced by General Motors/Frigidaire before the Frigidaire division was sold off to WCI in 1980. This has the final replacement part numbers for GM/Frigidaire parts as some of the earlier part numbers were consolidated into updated replacement part numbers. It is the complete parts listings of all major serviceable parts for all post-war Frigidaire Major Appliances through 1979. Full listings of major parts and their part number is included.

Ranges 1946-1979
Refrigerators 1946-1979
Washers 1947-1979 (including 1-18 and Laundry Center models)
Dryers 1952-1979
Dishwashers 1955-1979
Air Conditioners 1947-1979

Plus accessories for all appliances.

Having the manufacturers part number for the part you need is essential for doing internet/eBay searches to locate these rare, no longer available parts. In many circumstances they can be found once you know the part number. This guide is essential for anyone who has any vintage Frigidaire appliance.
Full Catalog
Published by:
Frigidaire
1980 228 177mb $14.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1957 Maytag Highlander Washer Service Manual
Here is the very first service manual Maytag produced when they introduced their newly designed Helical-Drive washer. Models include: 123, 123S. Supplements at end introduce models 131, 131S, 141 and 141S.


Automatic Washers
Published by:
Maytag
1957 74 105mb $12.99

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Thumbnail Image of Download Long Famous Dependable Maytags
Absolutely beautiful glossy brochure for the newly redesigned Maytag Wringer Washer line. Brochures list all models available, both electric and gas engine. Also included is the Operating Instructions Manual from the 1970s for the Maytag wringer washer models E2 and N2.


Wringer Washers
Published by:
Maytag
1966 12 17mb $8.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Complete Laundry Guide and Operating Instructions for your Kenmore
Sears produced some of the nicest looking owners manuals in the 50s and 60s and this one is no exception. This owners manual covers four automatic washers from 1964, Series included are the 800 (8 Cycle-Alphabet Push-Button Model), 70 Series (3 Cycle-2 Speed), 600 Series (3 Cycle-2 Speed), 500 Series (3 Cycle-2 Speed), 400 Series (1 Speed-1 Cycle)


Automatic Washers
Published by:
Kenmore
1964 36 23mb $11.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Modern Home Laundry Planning Guide by Hamilton
Here is a beautiful guide filled with wonderful water-color images of different areas of the home where a laundry can be installed.


Automatic Washers & Dryers
Published by:
Hamilton
1961 16 40mb $8.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download How You can do your own Color Planning with Sears Harmony House Go-Together Colors
Here is a wonderful and whimsical home decorading guide and color planner from Sears from the mid 1950's. Full of great 1950's color idea along with wonderful quintessential 1950's vintage illustrations.


Miscellaneous
Published by:
Sears
1955 16 19mb $8.99
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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
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Electrical Merchandising
1957 182 97mb $12.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1960 Blackstone Automatic Washer Service Manual
Service manual to Blackstone Automatic washers models: WAA50, WAA60, WAC45, WAC55, WAC65 and WAC75.

Service manual claims this particular transmission design spins the tub at 680rpm which is one the better water extracting washers of the time.
Automatic Washers
Published by:
Blackstone
1960 23 17mb $12.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Maytag Dutch Oven Gas Range Service Manual
Here is the compreshensive service to servicing Maytag Dutch Oven Gas Ranges from the 1950s. Sections include...

Types of Gases and Characteristics of Ranges Used with Different Gases

Uncrating and Inspection

Installation in the Home

Servicing and Adjusting a Maytag Dutch Oven Gas Range

Adjustment and Servicing Oven and Timer Control Mechanism Prior to Range Serial No. 125000-Mode1 5131 GA

Adjustment of the Automatic Timer Mechanism on Model 5131 GA Dutch Oven Range -Manufactured After Serial No. 125000

Adjustment and Removal of Range Panels- Model 5131 GA

Operating Instructions on Model 5131 GA Ranges Maytag Dutch Oven Gas Range -Model M 6140 GM
Gas Stoves
Published by:
Maytag
1952 64 44mb $14.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Appliance Manufacturer Magazine - September 1959
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 September 1959 Issue


On The Cover:
After extensive field testing and test marketing, Maytag is introducing its combina¬tion washer-dryer nationally. The stripped-down Maytag combo pictured on this month's cover shows the rubber-mounted transmission system, water level meter and the blower condenser system. For the complete product engineering story, including Maytag's integrated control approach, read the feature on page 38.

Featured Articles:
Washington: Government Releases Refrigerator Market Study
Covers U.S. export, production licensing potential in 5 nations.

An Editorial: Are Appliances Losing Ground?
Production's booming, but the share of total market is dropping.

Stromberg-Carlson’s Modular Approach to Engineering
Component size standardization solves inventory, sales problem.

Cover Story—Design of the Month—Maytag’s Combination.
Washer-dryer integrates control of washing and drying functions..

Production Tips in Appliance Manufacturing
A series of short-short ideas in handling, processing, assembly.,

How To Get The Right Motor-Relay Combination
A fundamental article on this important product engineering job.

Motorola Designs Printed Circuits for Fast, Easy Servicing
Boards remove from tv set in seconds, make circuit tests simple.

GE Gains High-Stacking from New Packaging for Toaster
Strengthened core in corrugated paper brings storage efficiency.

Payne Uses Radiant Heat To Boost Water Heater Efficiency
Painted-on agent uses 80 percent of radiant heat usually wasted.

Paper Coating Protects Blackstone Stainless Tops In Drawing
Handling and forming scratches, imperfections are eliminated.

Plastic Shield Protects Philco Predicta TV Picture Tubes
Clear, tough material eliminates separate glass protective unit.

GE Switches To Paper for Production Wiping Operations
One-use wipers aid in plant cleanliness, efficiency and quality.

Bulletin Board, News of the Suppliers, People, Appliance Sales & Shipments Appliance Manufacturer Notes What’s New in Appliances, Advertising Index, The Editor’s Random Harvest, Bulletin Board, News of the Suppliers, People, Appliance Sales & Shipments, Appliance Manufacturer Notes, What’s New in Appliances, Advertising Index, The Editor’s Random Harvest

What’s New In Appliances Section:
Norge Dispensomat Washer, Copper Core Water Heaters, Hoover Floor-Washer, Permaglas Gas Fired Boilers, Arvin Stereo, General Electric Baby Food Warmer, NuTone Range Hood, Cornwall Heated Folding Table, Motorola Clock Radio, Sunbeam Vacuum Cleaner, Speed Queen-Kelvinator-Westinghouse 1960 Washers being unveiled.


Advertisers in this issue:
Alan Wood Steel Company, Alden Products Company, Alliance Manufacturing Co., Inc, Amerock Corporation, Amp, Incorporated, Amplex Division, Chrysler Corp, Atlas Tool & Mfg. Co, Barber-Colman Company, Baso, Inc, Belden Manufacturing Company, Bemis Bros. Bag Company, Bentley, Harris Mfg. Co, Berkeley Storage Company, Bootz Manufacturing Company, Bridgeport Thermostat Division, Robertshaw-Fulton Controls Co., Brown-Li Pe-Chap In Division, Gmc, Bundy Tubing Company, Carr Fastener Company, Div. United-Car Fastener Corp, Circle F Manufacturing Co, Cly-Del Manufacturing Company, Coating Products, Columbus Coated Fabrics Corp, Continental Screw Company, Controls Company Of America, Cords Limited Div, Essex Wire Corp, Corning Glass Works, Crucible Steel Co., Dole Valve Company, The, Dollin Corporation, Eaton Manufacturing Co, Electric Cord Sets, Inc, Electrix Corporation, Emerson Electric Mfg. Co, Essex Wire Corp., Federal Pacific Electric Co, General Electric Co., Appliance Controls Div, General Industries Co., The, Glass Laboratories, Inc, Gray Company, Grayson Controls Division, Robertshaw-Fulton Controls Co, Grigoleit Company, Grotnes Machine Works, H. F. Hanscom & Co., Inc, Hart Manufacturing Company, Heyman Manufacturing Co, Inland Steel Co, Johns-Manville Corp, King-Seeley Corporation, Leviton Mfg. Co., Lux Clock Mfg. Co.,, Mahon, R. C., Company, Masland Duraleather Co, Mcgill Manfacturing Co., , Mcquay-Norris Manufacturing Co. Mechanical Industries Production Co, Mechanical Products, Inc, Metals & Controls, A Div. Of Texas Instruments, Inc., Methode Mfg. Corp, Milford Rivet & Machine Co, Minnesota Mining & Mfg. Co, Moraine Products Division, Gmc, National Lock Company, Norgren-Stemac, Inc, Ohio Rubber Company, Olin-Mathieson Chemical Corp, Packard Electric Division, Gmc, Penn Metal Company, Inc, Proctor Electric Co, Pyramid Mouldings, Inc, Ranco Inc, R-B-M “Control” Div.-Essex Wire Corp, Reading Tube Corporation, Redmond Company, Inc, Reynolds Metals Co, Rochester Products Division-General Motors Corporation, Rockwell Products Corp., Roll Formed Products Co, Royal Electric Corporation ,Screw And Bolt Corporation Of America, Southern Screw Company, Stalwart Rubber Company, Stevens Manufacturing Co., Thermac Company, Tinnerman Products, Trenton Tubular Products Div.-Trenton Pipe Nipple Co, Ucinite Company-Div. United-Carr Fastener Corp., United States Steel Corporation Columbia-Geneva Steel Tennessee Coal & Iron American Steel & Wire United States Steel Supply, United States Steel Export Co, Varflex Corporation, Wales-Strippit, Inc.-Houdaille Industries, Weirton Steel Company, Wheeling Steel Corporation, Wiegand, Edwin L., Co, Wire & Cable Div.-Essex Wire Corp, Wisconsin Porcelain Company
Trade Publications
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1959 108 45mb $12.99
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Absolutely STUNNING brochures for the entire 1958 Hotpoint washer and dryer line. This is the year that the new Co-Axial tranmission was introduced. This design was used until the end of the Chicago plant made Hotpoint washers.


Automatic Washers & Dryers
Published by:
Hotpoint
1958 20 31mb $8.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Speed Queen Supertwin Twin Tub Washer Service Manual
Here is the complete service manual to Speed Queen's Supertwin Twin-Tub portable washer model DH1150.


Twin Tub Washers
Published by:
Speed Queen
1972 21 10mb $12.99
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Full operating instructions for Norge wringer washers from the early 70's.


Wringer Washers
Published by:
Norge
1970 4 2mb $12.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1964 Frigidaire Flair Range Tech-Talk Service Manual
Very comprehensive service manual for all 1963 and 1964 Frigidaire Flair Models: RDH-630, RCDH-630; RCIH-635, RCDH-640, RCIH-645

Also included are Twin 30 Ranges:
RCDH-637, RCDH-637V, RCIH-639, RCIH-639V

Apartment Range:
RAH-4

Looking for the replacement parts catalog, please see this manual: Frigidaire Flair Parts Catalog

Looking for a Use and Care Guide for Frigidaire Flair Ranges? Please see this manual: Frigidaire Flair Owners Manual

Looking for other parts information for Frigidaire appliances? Please see Please see this manual: Vintage Frigidaire Appliance Parts Reference Catalog
Ranges/Stoves
Published by:
Frigidaire
1963 160 128mb $14.99
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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
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Appliance Manufacturer
1957 110 51mb $12.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Use and Care of your New General Electric Washer
Owners manual and operating instructions for all 1958 GE automatic washers.


Automatic Washers
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General Electric
1958 32 16mb $11.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Consumer Bulletin Magazine - July 1960
Consumer Bulletin was a highly respected consumer product information magazine from the 1930's onward. It was the main competitor to Consumer Reports from the 1930's through the 1960's.

Articles on Products and Ratings in this issue include:
  • Grape-Nuts improves its product — by leaving out a few very modern ingredients

  • Refrigerator-freezer combinations
    Nine frost-free and conventional models are included in this report. Brands tested: Amana Free-O-Frost, Frigidaire, General Electric, Kelvinator Foodarama, Leonard, Norge, Philco, Sears Coldspot.

    Both refrigerators and refrigerator-freezers have full-width freezer compartments, and on this account most people do not realize there is a vitally important difference between the two types of appliance. If you contemplate buying, be sure you have a clear idea of the difference between the refrigerator and the refrigerator-freezer, for if you buy a refrigerator when what you really need is a refrigerator-freezer, the results can be very disappointing.

    Some manufacturers have done little to eliminate this confusion or adopt clear standards of nomenclature. Indeed, some refer to both types of appliance as refrigerators; others designate some of their combination appliances as having “zero degree” freezers or “true freezers.” The following definitions should help to dispel some of the confusion which exists in consumers’ minds. continued...

  • The new Comet automobile
    Someone has suggested that the Comet may be the car for those who cannot decide between a full-size car and the compact models, as represented by Corvair, Falcon, Valiant, Rambler American, and Studebaker Lark. Actually the interior of the Comet is larger than the Falcon only in the trunk space, for both cars have the same passenger space dimensions and the same engines. Exteriorly, however, the Comet is bigger; it has a 4½-inch longer wheelbase, is 14 inches longer overall, and is about 115 pounds heavier than the Falcon. The Comet has dual headlamps while those on the Falcon are the older style single headlamps, which in CR’s opinion are preferable. continued...

  • Hedge trimmers
    Reports and ratings of 9 popular brands of hedge trimmers and 2 hedge trimming attachments. Brands tested: Black & Decker, Craftsman, Disston Dragon, Hedgemaster, Hedgshear, Little Wonder, Skil, Sunbeam, Trimmer Boy

    Trimming hedges and shrubbery with a pair of hand-operated hedge shears is a tiresome and time-consuming task. Electric-motor-operated trimmers make light work of the hedge-trimming chore. Even a novice, with a little practice, can turn out a well-trimmed hedge in a fraction of the time—and likewise a fraction of the muscle-weariness—required for hand trimming. There is a certain amount of hazard in using a hedge trimmer, as there is with nearly all power tools, but there is a greater hazard with hedge trimmers than some other tools, because there is no way in which the cutting blades can be guarded. continued...

  • Bargains from abroad
    It is not necessary to take a trip abroad in order to buy foreign bargains. This article tells how you can buy by mail. One of the joys of taking a trip is buying unusual items, or bargains, which can be brought back and displayed as souvenirs or mementos of the happy journey. Many people are not aware that it is also possible to get items from abroad by mail order, not quite so easily as they could buy something from Sears, perhaps, but with no great difficulty either. continued...

  • What pool owners should know
    Safety rules for homeowners with back yard pools

  • Portable electronic flash units
    A report on six of the new models - Brands tested: FR-150, Futuramic Strobonar, Metz Mecablitz, Multiblitz Color SL, Strobomite, Ultrablitz Monojet

    The development of the transistor and the new miniaturization techniques of the electronic industry have been put to good use in the design of the new portable electronic flash guns. Not too many years ago, the electronic flash or “strobe” unit was a bulky and heavy accessory and therefore unwieldy for the amateur photographer to carry and use. The “strobe” units were expensive to buy, and battery costs were high. By contrast, the six flash units discussed in the present article were all reasonably light, relatively inexpensive, and compact, and batteries were relatively low in price. continued...

  • The problem of fallout from nuclear tests
    Consumers’ Research presents the informed opinion of a distinguished physicist in the field of nuclear energy on the vital question of fallout and its dangers. On the topic of nuclear fallout and its dangers, there is a welter of conflicting opinions, and it is most unfortunate that the views expressed often represent publicity-seeking attempts by zealots who have an ax to grind. When scientists seem to disagree on questions of such a fundamental nature, the lay public is not to be blamed for finding itself puzzled and confused, and ready to question, perhaps, the honesty and competence of the scientists concerned. continued...

  • Tight watch bands can impair function of nerves of the hand
    A recent item in The New England Journal of Medicine reports damage to the nerves of a part of one hand which caused numbness of the thumb and the area at its base. Increase in the area of numbness finally caused the patient to resort to medical advice. No cause for the trouble was found, and during the next two months the normal lack of sensation extended to involve the index finger. continued...

  • What’s in a name?
    The product may change and change and change again, but the old name goes on and on - The makers of Cafotan tablets, one of the patent medicines mentioned in our article on “ Painkillers and ‘cold remedies’ ” in the October 1959 Bulletin, have written to Consumers’ Research to say that the Cafotan made today differs in composition from the product which we discussed. As a matter of fact, says Premo Pharmaceutical Laboratories, Inc., the maker, there have been two changes in formulation since the tablets we examined were made.

    Originally Cafotan contained aspirin, phenacetin, caffeine, and quinine sulfate. Although the maker claims that this formulation was discontinued well over 10 years ago, during World War II, this 4-ingredient Cafotan is the kind that Consumers’ Research obtained when we recently acquired samples of various drugs from the current stock of a busy retail drug store. During World War II, according to the maker, quinine sulfate was eliminated from the formula, leaving Cafotan for the time being as a straight “APC” tablet—aspirin, phenacetin, caffeine—not essentially different from dozens of other APC preparations. Then in 1958, Premo made yet another change, substituting sali-cylamide for aspirin. continued...

  • Garden hose—plastic or rubber composition?
    Plastic garden hose is much lighter in weight and more convenient to handle than rubber hose, use of which is now limited mainly to industrial purposes. Consumers’ Research has had several different brands and types of plastic hose in use and allowed them to be exposed to the elements all the year round for some years. Our observation has been that plastic hose is on the whole very satisfactory and has great advantages, particularly for a woman, in its lightness. As there are many brands on the market that are guaranteed for periods up to 12 years, there seems to be no point in attempting to differentiate between the specific brands of makes that carry a guarantee. continued...

  • Devices sold for draining flooded basements
    Two electric-powered pumps and a gadget which uses water power to move waterWant to pump water up to a height of 6 feet at the rate of 300 gallons per hour—without an electric motor or gas engine? Advertisements for the Speedy Drainer seemed to promise such results, but actual performance in tests at Consumers’ Research was much less impressive. continued...

  • Concluding test findings on the new outboard motors



Regular Features Include:
  • The Consumers’ Observation Post

  • Editorial: Are home furnishings advertisers missing the boat?
    Dependability in a household appliance is what women want most. At least that is the view of B. A. Chapman, executive vice president of American Motors Corp., and general manager of the Kelvinator Division. If Mr. Chapman is correct in his analysis, there are a lot of home furnishings advertisers who are throwing away large sums on full pages in what are called the “home shelter” magazines. As a matter of fact, that is just what the foremost trade paper in the field thinks is happening. Reporting an analysis of the full-page advertisements in the April issues of House & Garden, Better Homes & Gardens, and Living, Louis Goodenough noted that something like one third of the ads showed people in formal or semi-formal evening clothes, and commented that in this country we don’t dress for dinner as the British often do. “It’s about time,” he said, that we “have a return to home furnishings that do something for today’s consumer.” continued...

  • Brief cumulative index

  • Listings of Current Phonograph Records

  • Ratings of Current Motion Pictures

Trade Publications
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1960 40 32mb $8.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Apex Sprial Dasher Agitator automatic washer Service Manual
Very rare service manual showing mechanical details and specifications for Apex's back and forth agitator washer design.


Automatic Washers
Published by:
Apex
1956 30 15mb $12.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1969 Kenmore Automatic Washer Owners Manual
Here is the complete owners manual to the following 1969 Kenmore washers series: 26920, 36920, 27300, 27200, 17100.

This manual introduces the Vari-Flex agitator and has instructions on how to adjust the agitator fins.
Automatic Washers
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Kenmore
1969 36 28mb $11.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download How to Use Your Cuisinart Food Processor
Complete owner's manual to one of the earliest Cuisinart Food Processers ever produced. Model CFP-5A which ran from 1973-1976. Manual includes suggested recipes at end.


Small Appliances
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Cuisinart
1973 68 42mb $11.99
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Operating Instructions for Whirlpool washers Models LAA5600; LAA5605 (with SUDS-MISER-8® system)


Automatic Washers
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Whirlpool
1974 3 3mb $11.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download The Vacuum Cleaner Section from the 1969 John Plain Catalog
"John Plain book from which 51,000 retail stores buy and sell gifts and homewares". The now defunct John Plain company out of Chicago produced catalogs for many decades in the 20th century. Here are the vacuum cleaner pages from the 1969 catalog. Models include: Hoover, General Wet-Vac, General Carpet-Mate, Sunbeam, Regina, Shetland, Eureka. Also floor polishers from General, Hoover, Sunbeam and Regina.


Vacuum Cleaners
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John Plain Catalog
1969 9 11mb $8.99
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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 KitchenAid KD-12 Series Dishwasher Service Manual
Service manual for all 12 Series KitchenAid dishwashers. Models include KD-12, KD-22, KD-32, KD-42,KD-12P, KD-22P, KD-32P and KD-42P. Sections include General Information, Cycle Description, Servicing Instructions, Service Chart, Schematic Wiring, Timer Sequence Charts.


Dishwashers
Published by:
KitchenAid
1960 16 8mb $14.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Vintage Frigidaire Appliance Parts Reference Catalog
Here is the complete parts listings of all major serviceable parts for all Frigidaire Major Appliances through 1971. Full listings of major parts and their part number is included.

Ranges 1938-1971
Refrigerators 1946-1971
Washers 1947-1971 (including 1-18 and Laundry Center models)
Dryers 1952-1971
Dishwashers 1955-1971
Air Conditioners 1947-1971

Plus accessories for all appliances.

Having the manufacturers part number for the part you need is essential for doing internet/eBay searches to locate these rare, no longer available parts. In many circumstances they can be found once you know the part number. This guide is essential for anyone who has any vintage Frigidaire appliance.
Full Catalog
Published by:
Frigidaire
1971 142 108mb $14.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1989 Maytag Washers and Dryers
Dated January 1989 this brochure highlights the entire line of Maytag Automatic Washers and Dryers, full descriptions, specifications and images with full control panel views.


Automatic Washers & Dryers
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Maytag
1989 12 9mb $8.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Philco-Bendix Duomatic Washer-Dryer Combination Owners Manual
Here is the owners manual that was packed with ever Philco-Bendix combo washer/dryer. This manual is for electric models CE-788 and CE-786.


Combination Washer/Dryers
Published by:
Philco
1957 40 18mb $11.99

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