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1961 Philco Automatic Washer and Dryer Brochures


Published by Philco in 1961-- 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.

Number of Pages: 15
File Size: 30mb
Download Fee: $8.99

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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
Introductory Price of $3.99


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Thumbnail Image of Download 1951 Frigidaire Washer-Dryer-Ironer Brochures
Here are some absolutely beautifully illustrated brochures for Frigidaire Laundry Appliances from the early 1950's. Models include: WO-65 (washer), TR-60 Hamilton made electric dryer and IO-30 Ironer.


Automatic Washers & Dryers
Published by:
Frigidaire
1951 20 55mb $8.99
Introductory Price of $3.99


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Thumbnail Image of Download Whirlpool-Kenmore Laundry Repair Parts Reference Catalog
This huge 324 page book is essential for anyone who collects and restore vintage Whirlpool or Kenmore automatic washers and dryers.

It has parts breakdown charts and part numbers for all important parts for Whirlpool and Kenmore laundry equipment going back to the 1940s.

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 & Dryers
Published by:
Whirlpool
1997 324 133mb $14.99
Introductory Price of $3.99


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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
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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
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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 Hotpoint Compact Automatic Washer Brochure
Brochure for Japanese made Hotpoint Compact washer.


Automatic Washers
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Hotpoint
1972 2 3mb $8.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Wringer Washer Parts Catalog
Parts list for Maytag Wringer Washers - N Series. Original pages are soiled slightly but text and images are very clear and printable.


Wringer Washers
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Maytag
1953 18 10mb $14.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1961 Hotpoint Refrigerator/Freezer Brochures
Beautiful brochures for the some of the 1961 Hotpoint Refrigerator.


Refrigerators/Freezers
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Hotpoint
1961 10 17mb $8.99
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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
Published by:
Bendix
1950 16 23mb $8.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Maytag Gyrafoam Aluminum Washer Brochure
This is one of the earliest pieces of washer sales literature history I have seen. It is a brochure produced in the mid 1920s selling the Maytag "Gray Ghost" washer. This fascinanting brochure was made only two years after Maytag introduced the first agitator in 1922. Its in color no less and printed on thick 8.5 x 11 inch paper, which must have been very expensive to produce in those days. A must for any early washing machine enthusiast.


Wringer Washers
Published by:
Maytag
1924 16 14mb $8.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Automatic Washer Service Manual
Complete service manual to all Norge top-loading automatic washers from 1951-1957. This manual however is valid for most Norge solid-tub washers through the 60s with regards to transmission, pump, motor and other mechanical parts.


Automatic Washers
Published by:
Norge
1957 89 64mb $12.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1957 Chambers Range Brochure
Beautiful brochure showing off the 1957 Chambers Range. Model: AC-61C


Ranges/Stoves
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Chambers
1957 4 8mb $8.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1948 General Electric Standard Model Automatic Washer Service Manual
In 1948 GE introduced a second model of their automatic washer, with less features than their Deluxe model. Here is the service manual to this machine, model: AW-6A8.


Automatic Washers
Published by:
General Electric
1948 35 17mb $12.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Cooper Home Supply Catalog
This is one of the more unusal catalogs I have ever seen. It's a great reference of home products of the mid 1950's. It contains, major appliances, TV and electronics, small appliances and other household goods. Many major manufactures are represented with multiple models of each type of products. A picture, description model number and price of each item offered is shown.

Products and brands include...

TELEVISION
Admiral, Philco, Stromberg-Car lson, RCA Victor, Mitchell, Dumont, Capehart, Zenith,Westinghouse, Magnavox, General Electric, Motorola, Stewart-Warner, Sylvania, Crosley,Bendix, Emerson, Andrea.

RADIOS
RCA Victor, Zenith, Philco, Admiral, Bendix,Westinghouse, Motorola, General Electric,Magnavox, Capehart, Stromberg-Carlson, Emerson, Stewart-Warner, Sylvania.

RECORD CHANGER, RECORDER
Webster-Chicago, RCA, Ampro, Revere, V-M.

REFRIGERATORS, FREEZERS
Servel, Gibson, Kelvinator, International Harvester, Admiral, Philco, Pak-A-Way, Coolerator, Bendix, Deepfreeze, Crosley, Westinghouse, Thor, General Electric, Quicfrez, Norge, Hotpoint, Frigidaire, General Chef, Astral.

ELECTRIC RANGES
General Electric, Deepfreeze, Gibson, Frigi•daire, Hotpoint, Kelvinator, Admiral, Bendix,RCA Estate, Coolerator, Crosley, Thor, Philco, Norge, Westinghouse, Welbilt.

GAS RANGES
Welbilt, Norge, Magic Chef, Detroit-Jewel, Maytag, RCA Estate, Florence.

KITCHEN CABINETS, SINKS, DISHWASHERS
Apex, Crosley, Kelvinator, General Electric,Hotpoint, Cory, Tracy, Kitchenaid, American Kitchens, Youngstown, Westinghouse.

LAUNDRY EQUIPMENT
Thor, Whirlpool, Bendix, Blackstone, Hamilton, Kelvinator, Westinghouse, Maytag, Frigidaire, Easy, Hotpoint, Crosley, Simplex, General Electric, Norge, Ironrite, Apex, Conlon, Naxon, Empire, Launder-King, Handyhot, Monitor.

WATER HEATERS
Westinghouse, Hotpoint, Crosley, Norge, Deepfreeze, Duo-Therm, General Electric, Toastmaster.

HEATERS
DuoTherm, Electromode, Knapp•Monarch,Magic Chef, Arvin, Fresh'nd-Aire, Tropic-Aire, Mimar, LaSalle, Handyhot, Emerson-Electric, Electresteem.

DEHUMIDIFIERS
Berns Air King, Frigidaire, Fedders, Hotpoint,Westinghouse, RCA, Mitchell, Fresh'nd-Aire, Admiral.

SEWING MACHINES
Domestic, Free-Westinghouse.

VACUUM CLEANERS, FLOOR POLISHERS, CARPET SWEEPERS
Royal, Eureka, Lewyt, Apex, Gilbert, Westinghouse, Universal, Hamilton Beach, Hoover, General Electric, Regina, General, Shetland, Wagner, Bissell.

HOUSEHOLD APPLIANCE
Universal, Holliwood, Rotiss-O-Mat, BroilQuik, Broilking, Silv-A-King, General Slicing, Silex, Cory, Nicro, Continental, Sunbeam, Ritz, Dulane, Westinghouse, Waring, Kidde, Darmeyer, Naxon, Casco, Hoover, General Electric,Nesco, Everhot, Tropic-Aire, Knapp-Monarch,Kitchenaid, Manning-Bowman, Gilbert, Sperti,Mimar, Oster, Electresteem, Hamilton-Beach,Camfield, American Beauty, Toastmaster, General Mills, Rival, Juice King, Arvin, Durabilt,Proctor, Presto, Farberware, Wearever, Mirro, Revere, Ekco, Flint, Handyhot, Hankscraft.

SHAVERS
Remington, Rolls, Schick, Norelco.

SCALES
Borg, Detecto, Counselor, Health•O•Meter.

TYPEWRITERS
Underwood, Smith-Corona, Remington.

DOOR BELLS/ CHIME
Nutone, Rittenhouse, Edwards .

CHRISTMAS LIGHTS
Noma.

LUGGAGE

TOYS
Gilbert

CLOCKS
General Electric, Telechron, Jefferson.

STERLING SILVER
International Sterling, Reed & Barton, Gorham.

SILVERPLATED FLATWARE
Community, 1847 Rogers Bros., Wm. Rogers &Son, Gorham, Tudor, Holmes & Edwards.

ELECTRIC TRAINS
Lionel, American Flyer.

TOOLS
Skil, Black & Decker Utility, Revere, Casco.

PENS, PENCILS, CIGARETTE LIGHTERS
Ronson, Parker, Sheaffer, Norma.

PHOTOGRAPHIC EQUIPMENT
Ansco, Ampro, Argus, Weston, Kalart, Victor,Bell & Howell, DeJur, Bolsey, Polaroid-Land,Graflex, Crown Graphic, Speed Graphic, Keystone, Radiant, Dalite, Revere, Kodak.
Full Catalog
Published by:
Cooper Supply
1954 100 165mb $8.99
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Brochure and spec sheet for the 1976 Westinghouse Drycleaning System.


Dry Cleaning
Published by:
Westinghouse
1976 2 3mb $8.99
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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
Published by:
General Electric
1958 79 48mb $12.99
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Owners Manual and Operating Instructions for Whirlpool washers Models LPA 5500; LPA 5505 (with SUDS-MISER® system )


Automatic Washers
Published by:
Whirlpool
1966 22 26mb $11.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Use and Care / Westinghouse Laundromat Automatic Washer
Owners manual and operating instructions to Westinghouse Laundromat model L-9.


Automatic Washers
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Westinghouse
1956 36 20mb $11.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1956 General Electric Refrigerator Product Man
1956 General Electric Service Manual covering Home Refrigerator and Freezers.

This manual also contains comprehensive instructions for installing all General Electric Wall Mounted Refrigerator/Freezers.

Models specifically highlighted are:
LA81-N, LB81-N, LB1O-N, LH12-N, LR14-N, LM11-N, LW11-N, plus more earlier model information.

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.

Refrigerators/Freezers
Published by:
General Electric
1956 98 58mb $14.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Using Your All Automatic Washer
Owners manual and operating instructions for GE's second Automatic Washer, model AW6.


Automatic Washers
Published by:
General Electric
1948 16 11mb $11.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download How to Use and Enjoy Your New 1964 Kenmore Automatic Dryer
Here is the complete owners manual and operating instructions packed with every '64 Lady Kenmore Clothes Dryer. Series covered include the Lady Kenmore, 70, 800, 31880, 70, 500 and the 400.


Automatic Washers
Published by:
Kenmore
1964 36 24mb $11.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Advertising Pack Number 2
Here is the second in a series of highly rare advertisements from trade magazines for Appliances scanned in High Resolution! This second one shows off beautiful ads for RCA-Whirlpool:
- Automatic Washers
- Refrigerators
- Combination Washer-Dryer
- Freezers
Miscellaneous
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Advertising Packs
1957 7 13mb $8.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1960s Hotpoint Washer-Dryer-Dishwasher Identifier
Here are models and images of the following Hotpoint Washers, Dryers and Dishwashers:

Automatic Washers: 1960 to 1963
Dryers: 1960 to 1963
Dishwashers: various 1958 to 1965 models
Automatic Washers & Dryers
Published by:
Hotpoint
1960 31 16mb $12.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Leisure is your Washword with your Kenmore Combination Washer-Dryer
Now this is super cool, today's doctrine pdf file contains the packet of information that was packed with your new Kenmore Turbomatic Combination Washer-Dryer including the 33 1/3rpm record! Contents include:

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

Service Contract information card,

Installation instructions for the electric model,

Parts list for models 110.5910903 and 110.5910953,

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

Combination Washer/Dryers
Published by:
Kenmore
1960 38 34mb $11.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download The Dependable Washers and Dryers of Maytag
This large format book is one of the most beautiful sales literature brochures Maytag produced in the 1960s. It clearly tries to make a connection between busy families and doing laundry. The brochure highlights the entire line of Maytag laundry products available in the early and mid 1960s. Images and specifications for all Maytag automatics washers and dryers, wringer washers and combination washer-dryers. This is a must have piece of history for all Maytag fans!


Automatic Washers & Dryers
Published by:
Maytag
1963 16 19mb $8.99
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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

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Here is an essential guide to all collectors of vintage Maytag washers. This parts catalog list all parts and related part numbers for all AMP models as well as all of the early Helical Drive Maytag washers. A Complete view of every model through 1961 is shown, including the first all push button Maytag Washer.

Accessories and service tools are also listed, including their part numbers.

This is an invaluable 270 page resource for all Maytag collectors. Having the part numbers is essential in doing internet and eBay searches for rare parts which many times can be found by searching by the part number.

Models include: AM, AMP, A2MP, A3MP, A4MP, 101, 121, 102, 140, 140S, 123, 123S, 130, 131, 131S, 141, 141S, 132, 132S, 142, 142S, 124, 124S, 126, 126S, 160, 160S,125, 125S.
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1961 270 82mb $12.99
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For October of '62 Consumer Bulletin tests "Flair" style High-Oven electric ranges. In this issue they provide a full story and full ratings on their test results of the following models: Frigidaire Custom Imperial Flair, General Electric Americana, Kenmore Classic, Tappen Fabulous 400 and the Westinghouse Continential.

Other interesting reports in this issue include: A further look at popular breakfast cereals, What goes into modern chewing gums?, Should you "dry clean" your car- or wash it with water, in the time-honored way?, Stereo FM (multiplex) adapters, Selecting a Shotgun, Tire gauges and "Runless" nylons. Also "The sun tan may be unfashionable one of these days. The danger of skin cancer will soon eliminate today's sun tan as a status symbol".
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1962 44 49mb $8.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Early 60's Kelvinator Dishwasher Brochures
Here are some wonderful brochures highlighting Kelvinator dishwashers from the early 60's, both built-in and portable. Full images and specifications included.

Models include: UDW-45, P-570 and KPDW-12.
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1962 16 18mb $8.99
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Full owners manual to Hamilton Beach's Food Mixer model K. Includes operating instructions, blow, beaters and motor care information and tested recipes.


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