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For the Finest in Modern Care


Published by Whirlpool in 1967-- Gorgeous full brochure/book for the 1967 line of Whirlpool automatic washers and dryers.

Number of Pages: 16
File Size: 25mb
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1962 Philco Wonder Wash Agitator Brochure
Here is a super cool brochure for the 1962 line of Philco automatic washers. Full feature chart included.


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


Automatic Washers
Published by:
Staber
1993 11 11mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Consumer Bulletin Magazine - January 1972
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 1970's.

Articles on Products and Ratings in this issue include:
  • Automatic Dishwashers

  • Full discussion and tests of 13 portable and undercounter dishwashers are conducted.

  • Weather Instruments

  • Small Automobiles

  • Color Film


Please note this issue was lent to our library in a bound volume which could not be taken apart for scanning. An overhead book scanner was used, which produces very good quality scans, albeit with some slight page curling at the margins. The documents are clear and nice to read and the pictures are very good as well, however it's quite not up to the same image quality standard as a flatbed scanner.
Trade Publications
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Consumer Bulletin
1968 44 23mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1962 Easy Ring-of-Command Automatic Washer Brochures
Here are brochures for the Ring-of-Command line of Easy Automatic Washers. The Ring-of-Command machines utilized a pull ring on the control panel to advance the timer time-line.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Dryer Models include: F, E-804 and E-805
Ironer Models include: D, J and L.
Clothes Dryers
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Bendix
1950 14 19mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1960 Hotpoint Automatic Washer Service Manual and Supplements
Comprehensive service manual to the entire line of 1960 Hotpoint automatic washers. Models include:

LW030, LW050, LW506, LW070, LW090
Also included are supplements produced throughout 1960 highlighting recommend service procedures changes and the introduction of new mid-year models such as the LW061, LW0616, LW025 and LW035.
Automatic Washers
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Hotpoint
1960 54 97mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Which Maytag Are You
Big foldout sales literature brochure highlighting the differences between the all the Maytag automatic washers of the early 1970s.


Automatic Washers
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Maytag
1970 8 19mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1982 General Electric Dishwasher Product Information Manual
This 16 page book takes a fascinating look at features and benefits of GE dishwashers.

Models Highlighted: GDS2500, GSD1200T, GSD1000T, GDS980T, GSD900T, GDS900D, GSD600D.
Dishwashers
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General Electric
1982 16 14mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1968 Whirlpool Automatic Washer Brochures
Here are some beautiful brochures highlighting the 1968 of Whirlpool automatic washers.

Models include: LSA9925, LSA9920, LSA7805, LSA7800, LSA6805, LSA6800, LSA6705, LSA6700, LSA5605, LSA5600, LSA5405, LSA5400, LSA4505, LSA4500
Automatic Washers
Published by:
Whirlpool
1968 14 65mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1968 Whirlpool Gas and Electric Dryer Brochures
Here are some beautiful brochures highlighting the 1968 of Whirlpool automatic dryers, both gas and electric.

Models include: LSE9920, LSI9921, LSI8901, LSE8900, LSE6700, LSI6701, LSE5600, LSI5601, LSI4501, LSE4500
Clothes Dryers
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Whirlpool
1968 22 91mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1971 Whirlpool Dishwasher Brochures
Here are some super fun brochures for the 1971 line of Whirlpool undercounter and portable dishwashers, both front and top loading models.

Models include: SWU-100, SWU-90, SWU-80, SWU-70, SWU-60, SWF-100, SWF-90, SWF-80, SWF-70, SWF-60, SWP-90, SWP-80, SWP-70.
Dishwashers
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Whirlpool
1971 15 54mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1974 Westinghouse Front Loader Washer Use-Care and Brochure
Here is a double feature, the Use and Care guide along with the complete sales literature brochure to the 1974 Westinghouse Washer model LT570P.


Automatic Washers
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Westinghouse
1974 8 14mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1947 Dexter Automatic Washer Service Manual
Here is the service manual to one of the earliest and original automatic washers, the Beam made Dexter. This machine was very unusual as it had two separate full size motors, one for wash and one for spin!

This is the comprehensive service manual to this early Beam design.
Automatic Washers
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Dexter
1947 62 80mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1968 Whirlpool Coin-Operated Washers and Dryers Brochures
Here are some really rare brochures for coin-operated washers made by Whirlpool. Full images specifications included for each machine.

Models include...
Washers: CSA2000, CSA1000
Dryers: CSE2000, CSI2001, CSI1001.
Automatic Washers & Dryers
Published by:
Whirlpool
1968 10 48mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1965 Philco Automatic Washer Brochures
Here are some wonderful brochures for the entire 1965 line of Philco automatic washers. 1965 was the introduction of Philco's color-key push button controls. All models are "Blades-of-Water" action.

Models include: W-2F1, W-2F2, W-2F3, W-2F4 (Custom), W-2F6 (Imperial) and W-2F8 (Custom Imperial)
Automatic Washers
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Philco
1965 16 54mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1960 Philco Duomatic Brochure
Big beautifully illustrated brochure for the 1960 Philco Gas Duomatic Combination Washer/Dryer. Model CG-704.


Combination Washer/Dryers
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Philco
1960 8 27mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1965 Philco Clothes Dryer Brochures
Here are some wonderful brochures for the entire 1965 line of Philco electric automatic clothes dryers. 1965 was the introduction of Philco's color-key push button controls.

Models include:
DE-6F8, DE-6F4, DE-6F3, DE-6F2,
Clothes Dryers
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Philco
1965 10 36mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1960 General Electric Range Owners Manual
Here is the full owners manual to all 1960 General Electric freestanding ranges.

Models include:
J-408T, J-406T, J-404T, J-403T, J-402T, J-401T, J-400T, J-308T, J-304T, J-303T, J-302T, J-301T.

Full use and care instructions along with operation and cleaning.

Looking for the service manual to the 1960 GE Ranges, please see this book:
1960 GE Range Service Manual

Looking for parts for these ranges please see this book:
GE Range Parts and Accessories
Ranges/Stoves
Published by:
General Electric
1960 36 16mb $9.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1966 Kenmore Washer Owners Manual
Full owner's manual and operating instructions to Kenmore washers 800, 70 and 600 series machines.

600dpi hi-res scan of manual.
Automatic Washers
Published by:
Kenmore
1966 36 56mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1959 Kenmore Laundry Appliances Brochure
Here is an absolutely beautiful sales brochure showing the entire line of 1959 Sears Kenmore Automatic Washers, Dryers, Combination Washer-Dryers and Wringer Washers.

Scanned at 600dpi for a super high resolution scan of these wonderful brochures.
Automatic Washers & Dryers
Published by:
Kenmore
1959 27 109mb $9.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1958 Kenmore Laundry Appliances Brochure
Here is an wonderful and rare brochure showing the entire line of 1958Sears Kenmore Automatic Washers, Dryers, Combination Washer-Dryers, Wringer Washers and Kenmore Ironer.

Scanned at 600dpi for a super high resolution scan of this wonderful brochure.
Automatic Washers & Dryers
Published by:
Kenmore
1958 29 125mb $9.99

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Thumbnail Image of Download Maytag 806 Owners Manual, Operating Instructions and the Maytag Laundering Guide
Full owners manual, operating instructions for the Maytag automatic washer model 806, plus the entire Maytag Laundering Guide which was a generic laundry manual packed with automatics in the early and mid 70s!


Automatic Washers
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Maytag
1972 36 31mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download A Guide to Modern Cleaning Methods
This is a wonderful peice of history. It is a complete text book guide for high school level home economics classes on everything to know about using vacuum cleaners, and how to clean the entire home.

Sections include:
Cleaning Problems in the Home
When to Clean - Factors to Consider
- Suggested Schedule
Sources and Kinds of Dirt
Cleaning Equipment for the Home
- Three Cleaning Principles
- Suction Cleaners
- Upright Cleaners
- Pick the Cleaner to fit the Home
Use of Vacuum Cleaner on Carpets and Rugs
- Suction Cleaners
- Upright Cleaners-Motor-Driven Brush Type
- Upright Cleaners-Motor-Driven Agitator Type
- Summary of Performance of Three Types of Cleaners
Causes and Prevention of Carpet Wear
- Causes
- Prevention
- Rug Cushions
Rug Cleaning Ability of Different Types of Cleaners
Use of Vacuum Cleaner on Hard Surface
- Floors
- Attachments Needed
Summary of Use of Different Types of Cleaners
Use of Vacuum Cleaner for Above-Floor Cleaning
- Attachments Needed
- Summary of Use of Suction and Upright Cleaners
Summary of Performance of Different Types of Vacuum Cleaners
Vacuum Cleaner Storage
Carpet Facts
Spot Removal
Class Projects
The Care Your Vacuum Cleaner Deserves
Vacuum Cleaners
Published by:
Hoover
1959 33 25mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1964 Easy Automatic Dryer Brochures
Beautiful brochures highlighting Easy Electric and Gas Automatic Dryers with the Velvairflow secret to high speed drying. Images of exterior and interior of each machine, full control panel views and thorough specifications for each machine included.


Clothes Dryers
Published by:
Easy
1964 12 13mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1951 General Electric AW-5B6 Automatic Washer Service Manual
Here is the service manual to the very early belt driven GE Automatic Washers, model AW-5B6.

Sections include: Description, Installation, Operation, Parts List, Servicing Instructions on Basket, Timer, Motor, Clutch, Pump, Top, Transmission, Water Level Switch, Suspension and Water Valve.
Automatic Washers
Published by:
General Electric
1951 40 35mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1962 Frigidaire Electric Range Tech-Talk Service and Parts Manual
Very comprehensive service and full parts manual for all 1962 Frigidaire Electric Ranges. Models include:

Models include: RS-305, RS-30, RS-35, RD-38, RD-39, RCI -39, RS-1 0, RSD-15,
RD-20, RDD-20, RCD-71, Rl-55, RCI-75-62

Service manual includes wiring diagrams. Parts section shows all parts and part numbers. 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 Range.
Ranges/Stoves
Published by:
Frigidaire
1962 155 99mb $14.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Use and Care of your New General Electric Washer
Full owners manual and operating instructions to the 1957 GE Automatic Washers. Beautiful illustrations and images of throughout.


Automatic Washers
Published by:
General Electric
1957 28 13mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Operating Instructions and The Basic Dryer Book
Owners Manual, Operating Instructions, Installation Instructions for Whirlpool top of the line Imperial Mark XII dryers Models LPE 992-0-9 and LPI 992-1-9.


Clothes Dryers
Published by:
Whirlpool
1966 16 17mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1983 Sanyo Portable Washer Owners Manual
Here is the owner's manual to the very first Sanyo portable impeller clothes washer.

Also included is the sticker that was affixed to the washer when it was brand new.
Automatic Washers
Published by:
Sanyo
1983 14 3mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download For Features and Value Look at McClary
Wonderful catalog highlighting all of GSW and McClary appliances. Products include refrigerators, electric ranges, dishwashers, automatic washers, dryers, wringer washers, twin-tub washer, chest freezers and air conditioners.


Full Catalog
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GSW-McClary
1973 20 27mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Beautiful 1960 Westinghouse Washer and Dryer Brochures
Here are some wonderful full color brochures for the entire line of 1960 Westinghouse Laundromat Clothes Washers and Dryers for the home. Images and full specifications for each model included.

Models include: L-1000, D-1000, LAA-30, DAA-30, LBA-30, DBA-30, L-124, D-124, LGA-30, DGA-30.
Automatic Washers & Dryers
Published by:
Westinghouse
1960 16 19mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1966 Frigidaire Coin-Operated Washer Service and Parts Manual
Here is the service and parts manual to the first square window Frigidaire commercial washer model WCL with the Super Duty transmission (1010rpm spin). Also covers the very first coin-operated Rollermatic washer, models WCAL, WCAL-M and WCAL-MLP.

Sections include, Cycle of Operation Chart, Specifications, Installation, Service Diagnosis, Service Operations, Complete Mechanism rebuilding instructions, Tools, etc. Full parts list included at the end for all models.
Automatic Washers
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Frigidaire
1966 110 104mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download General Electric Automatic Built-In Dishwashers with Soft Food Disposer Brochure
Beautiful brochure highlighting the line of late 1960s GE Dishwashers, including the GE Versatronic Americana model with Power Scrub.


Dishwashers
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General Electric
1969 8 9mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Operating Instructions for your Kenmore Central Vacuum Cleaning System
Full owners manual and operating instructions to what I've been told is the world's first water based central vacuum.

Dear Homemaker: You have invested in one of the Nation's finest lines of home appliances with your KENMORE CENTRAL VACUUM CLEANING SYSTEM .. . . consumer tested as the very best buy . Your CENTRAL CLEANING SYSTEM is ideal for every type of cleaning . .. carpets, floors, blinds, upholstery . There are tools provided to make each cleaning job easier and more thorough . You will work more efficiently without a heavy machine to carry or drag about . Your cleaning will be more complete than with conventional methods, and without recirculation of fine dust . The exhaust is vented outside your house. Because the power unit is located away from the living area, you clean without noise ; without disturbing anyone in sick rooms, the nursery or watching TV programs.

The Vac-Mop serves a dual function-washing and drying the floor. The sponge side is used for washing floors, windows , or other hard surfaced areas. After washing with the sponge, press it against the floor to remove excess water. Use the blade side to vacuum up water or spills.

Vacuum Cleaners
Published by:
Kenmore
1967 12 9mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1967 Speed Queen Wringer Washer Service Manual
Here is the complete service manual to many Speed Queen Wringer Washers.

Sections Include:
Specifications,
Service Procedures,
Adjustments,
Test Procedures and Troubleshooting,
Service Helps,
Wiring Diagrams.

Models include:
DVV 1010, DVV 1012, DVV 3010, DVV 3012, DVV 6010, DVV 6012, DVV 6020, DVV 6022, DVV 6030, DVV 6032, DVV 6041, DVV 6043, DVV 9011 and DVV 9013
Wringer Washers
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Speed Queen
1967 33 15mb $14.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1974 Taller Tumbler and Higher Dryer Brochures
Brochures and spec sheets for the 1974 Westinghouse front-control front load washer and matching dryer. See the very first front load washer and dryer with Pedalstals! No the washer/dryer pedalstal was not a 21st invention!


Automatic Washers & Dryers
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Westinghouse
1974 8 11mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Consumer Bulletin Magazine - June 1959
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:
  • The New Look in Vacuum Cleaners

  • Full discussion and ratings of 17 1959 Vacuum Cleaners

  • Electric Coffee Makers

  • 14 Percolators and the Sunbeam Coffeemaster Vacuum coffee maker, 6 failed electrical tests!

  • Automobile Instrumentation

  • Buying a Man's Washable Suit

  • Viewers for Color Slides

  • Sunglasses

  • Wonder Drugs

  • Sad end to men's dreams of a self-tilling garden

  • Bargains from Europe

  • How to clean a lens



Regular Features Include:
  • The Consumers’ Observation Post

  • Brief cumulative index

  • Listings of Current Phonograph Records

  • Ratings of Current Motion Pictures

Trade Publications
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Consumer Bulletin
1959 40 34mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1954 Hotpoint Major Appliance Productgrams
1954 Hotpoint Productgrams cover Ranges, Refrigerators, Freezers, Washers, Dryers, Dishwashers, Food Waste Disposers and Air Conditioners.

Included in this document are 10 monthly issues from 1954.

Hotpoint's Productgrams 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.
Miscellaneous
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Hotpoint
1954 264 90mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download KitchenAid 5 Series Portable Top-Loading Dishwasher Brochure
Beautiful brochure from Hobart highlighting the 5 series portable top-loading dishwashers.


Dishwashers
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KitchenAid
1971 4 5mb $9.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Apex Spiral Dasher Wringer Washer Brochures
Here are some beautiful brochures highlighting Apex Wringer Washers from the mid 50's. Spiral Dasher and two kinds of "Triple-Action Agitator" machines.


Wringer Washers
Published by:
Apex
1953 14 21mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download How to Get More Pleasure from your Whirlpool Automatic Gas Dryer
Full owners manual and operating instructions for all Whirlpool gas Automatic Dryers from 1950 to 1953.


Clothes Dryers
Published by:
Whirlpool
1950 8 4mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download KitchenAid 18 Series Automatic Dishwashers Brochure
Here is the complete brochure to all built-in KitchenAid Dishwashers from the 18 series. Models include KDS-18, KDI-18 and KDC-18. Full images and and specifications for each model.


Dishwashers
Published by:
KitchenAid
1977 6 4mb $9.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Hoover Portable Clothes Dryers
Brochures for the line of Hoover portable dryers.


Clothes Dryers
Published by:
Hoover
1975 4 8mb $5.99
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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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1952 58 61mb $5.99
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Here is the owners manual and operating instructions for the Easy's middle-of-the-Line dryer in the early 60s. Models included: DBK-E and the gas version DBK-G.


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Here is an wonderful sales literature brochure for the 1955 Kelvinator automatic washer AW-2. Also included is the complete service manual for this model as well as model AWV.

Please note that the mechanical section of this service manual is valid servicing the ABC-o-Matic/Kelvinator/Lenord washers through the mid 1960s.
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