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Published by Hoover in 1975-- Very 70's brochure for the Hoover Steam Irons!

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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
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General Electric
1948 35 17mb $7.99
Introductory Price of $3.99


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Here is the comprehensive service manual to all D&M made dishwashers from the early models through the 1980s.


Dishwashers
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Design and Manufacturing
1978 83 36mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1918 Westinghouse Range Owners Manual
This is the oldest owners manual for any major appliance we have found up to this point. Westinghouse very first range was in 1914, so this is very early in the line. I can only imagine what housewives had to cook on before this range. This is a fascinating look at early range history. Even the writing style is completely different than what you'd see today by far!

Most women would like to cook if it did not require standing
over a hot stove. Planning a meal is not hard and mixing
various ingredients into the promise of delicious dainties or
preparing a roast for the oven is rather fun . But to be held
in the kitchen or even in the house during the long hours of
watchfulness is a different matter. And it is right here that
the Westinghouse electric range steps in and lifts the burden.

When the food has been prepared it may be trusted to
this silent servant with perfect confidence. There is no possibility
of instructions being forgotten or misunderstood . At
a given time, (the time decided upon,) the clock will turn on
the current and the meal will begin to cook. Again when just
the correct temperature has been reached in the oven, the thermostat
will turn the current off again and when madam enters
the kitchen after an afternoon of leisure or pleasure the meal
is ready to serve.

She herself is prepared to enjoy the meal equally as well
as any member of the family , because she has not had to think
about it since early morning.

Because the Westinghouse range reduces the labors of cooking
to the minimum, requiring no watching nor constant regulation
of heat, because it produces better food , and because
it is more economical, it will be in the kitchen of every modern .
progressive woman who is anxious to keep her family happy
and in good health. and yet does not wish to become a fixture
in the kitchen with its consequent limitations.

Ranges/Stoves
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Westinghouse
1918 38 10mb $7.99
Introductory Price of $3.99


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Thumbnail Image of Download 1967-1968-1969 Sears Kenmore Sales Circulars - Washers and Dryers
In the late 1960's and early 1970's Sears would mail large format (12.5" x 11") advertising circulars. Here is a collection of the Washer and Dryer sections from my collection of these circulars.


Automatic Washers & Dryers
Published by:
Kenmore
1969 18 47mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1970-1971 Sears Kenmore Sales Circulars - Washers and Dryers
In the late 1960's and early 1970's Sears would mail large format (12.5" x 11") advertising circulars. Here is a collection of the Washer and Dryer sections from my collection of these circulars from 1970 and 1971.


Automatic Washers & Dryers
Published by:
Kenmore
1971 22 57mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1967-1971 Sears Kenmore Sales Circulars - Automatic Dishwashers
In the late 1960's and early 1970's Sears would mail large format (12.5" x 11") advertising circulars. Here is a collection of the Dishwasher sections from my collection of these circulars from 1967 to 1971.


Dishwashers
Published by:
Kenmore
1971 16 42 $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1967-1971 Sears Kenmore Sales Circulars - Vacuum Cleaners and Floor Care
In the late 1960's and early 1970's Sears would mail large format (12.5" x 11") advertising circulars. Here is a collection of the Vacuum Cleaners, Shop-Vacs and Floor Polisher sections from my collection of these circulars from 1967 to 1971.


Vacuum Cleaners
Published by:
Kenmore
1971 24 66mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1950 Westinghouse Streamliner Laundromat Automatic Washer Owners Manual
Here is the owners manual to Westinghouse's very first budget automatic washer known as the Streamliner. This basic design was then re-worked as a coin-op model to became a staple in American coin-operated laundries for the next 15 years.


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Westinghouse
1950 44 26mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1950 Westinghouse Clothes Dryer Owners Manual
Here is the complete owners manual and use/care guide to the 1950 Westinghouse Clothes Dryer model D-5.


Clothes Dryers
Published by:
Westinghouse
1950 20 10mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1959 Frigidaire Refrigerator-Freezer Tech-Talk Service Manual
Here is the comprehensive service manual to all 1959 Frigidaire Refrigerators. This is the year Frigidaire introduced fully frost-free models.

Models included:
SA-9-59, SS-9-59, S-9-59, D-11-59, D-13-59, FD-1 04-59, FI-123-59, FI-122-59, CP-144-59, FP-124-59 and FP-142-59.

"THE WONDERFUL 1959 FRIGIDAIRE REFRIGERATORS

Now with the advent of the wonderful new Frigidaire Frost-Proof Refrigerator-Freezer, a woman's life becomes easier than ever. For the first time she will have no frost to contend with. We hope you all have inspected a Frost-Proof that has been operating during the hot summer months and have seen how free of frost the packages and ice cube trays remain. You have only to see other refrigerators that depend upon push buttons for defrosting- to appreciate how much the absence of any frost means to the homemaker.

In the Frost-Proof:

• All of her frozen packages stay clean and free of frost.
• Labels on the frozen food packages are always clear and legible.
• All space is usable- none taken up by the frost.
• Freezer baskets always roll in and out easily-no tugging to release frosted guides.
• Ice cubes remain free of frost whether in ice trays or in the Ice Server.
• Ice Cream stays free of frost on the surface of the un-used portion- yes, even if Junior leaves the lid ajar.
• Counter-tops and tables stay dry and clean of frost marks or puddles of melted ice formerly left from grids or ice trays or frosty packages.

But the advantage the homemaker appreciates most is the freedom from the messy job of defrosting! Remember that some of the women you talk to may never have experienced the messy job of defrosting a true food freezer-refrigerator. But every woman will have at least some experience with some kind of defrosting."

Refrigerators/Freezers
Published by:
Frigidaire
1959 72 57mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1967 Frigidaire Tech-Talk Jet-Action Washer Service Manual
Very comprehensive service manual produced for Frigidaire solid-tub Jet-Action automatic washers. This manual covers the 1968 N line, but is valid for most mechanical features of the 1965-1969 Frigidaire washers. Includes full cycle charts and specifications for each model, as well as complete service information. This is a must have manual for anyone with a rollermatic washer or anyone interested in how the machine functions. Models include WAL WA2L WCDAL WCDAPL WCDARL WCDATL WCDL WIAL WCIAL WCIL


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Frigidaire
1967 128 76mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1964 Hotpoint Electric Range Service Manual
Here is the comprehensive service manual to all 1965 Hotpoint Freestanding Ranges, Hallmark, Built-In Ovens and Cooktops.

Models include:
Built-in ranges and cooktops:
RF17 RF19 RF28 RFX37 RF38 RF48 RU15 RUX37 RU38 RU47 RU48 RU76

Built-in Ovens:
RJ16 RJ38 RJ66 RJ84 RJBB RL36 RL76

30" Ranges:
RB305 RB315 RB320 RB335 RB345 RB355 RB366 RB375

40" Ranges:
RC420 RC435 RC445 RC455 RC456 RC459 RC479

Major sections include:
FEATURE CHARTS
GENERAL INFORMATION
INSTALLATION
SERVICING
SWITCHES
INFINITE HEAT CONTROLS
THERMOSTATS
ELECTRIC SUPERMATIC UNIT CONTROL
AUTOMATIC ROAST
TIMERS
APPLIANCE RECEPTACLES AND CIRCUIT BREAKERS
COOKING TOPS
CALROD®SURFACE AND OVEN UNITS
RANGE BODIES
STORAGE COMPARTMENT AND DRAWER
OVEN DOORS AND HINGING
OVEN LINERS
ROTA-GRILL MOTORS
RANGE SERVICE CHART
Ranges/Stoves
Published by:
Hotpoint
1964 72 49mb $9.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1960-1961-1962 Westinghouse Ranges Owners Manuals
Here are three years of Westinghouse Electric Range owners manuals packaged into one download.

Sections include how to use, clean and care for your Westinghouse Range from the early 1960's.

Models include:
1960: KAA40, KCA40, KDA40, KEA40, KFA40, KBA30 KAA30, KCA30 KDA30 KEA30 KFA30

1961: KAB40, KBB40, KCB40, KDB40, KEB40, KFB40, KAB30, KBB30, KCB30, KDB30, KEB30, KFB30

1962: KAC40, KBC40, KCC40, KDC40, KEC40, KFC40, KAC30, KCC30, KDC30, KEC30, KFC30

"No matter how much you've enjoyed cooking in the past, there's even
greater pleasure awaiting you now that you have a new Westinghouse
'Speed Electric Range. It's easier to use and gives you better results than
any range you ever used. And it's easy to clean, too.

No longer need you stand at your range and stir foods as they cook. Nor
will you ever need to worry about baking-you'll get perfect results every
time in your Westinghouse Oven.

There's new accuracy in surface cooking, too. There are marked heats
on the control of each surface unit. But you can "fine-tune" any heat you
want between those settings, so that your favorite dishes come out exactly
as you want them.

This book tells you how to use your Westinghouse Range to get perfect
results. So, please read these instructions carefully, and follow them
faithfully."

Ranges/Stoves
Published by:
Westinghouse
1962 132 84mb $9.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1952 Westinghouse Electric Range Owners Manuals
Here are the owners manuals to the 1952 line of Westinghouse Electric Ranges and Ovens. This manual shows Lucy Ricardo's first Westinghouse Commander Range from the TV Show I Love Lucy. Manuals include main owners manual along with the special manual dedicated to the deep-well cooker burner.

Models include:
Commander AC-774, AC-74, BC-74
Champion DC-74
Commodore ECA-74
Challenger EC-74

Now cooking will really be fun at your house!
Your new Westinghouse Speed-Electric Range will make cooking
so much pleasanter and easier. Foods will taste better, look better and
be better for you... and you'll have a cleaner, cooler kitchen, too.

Your new range has timesavers, moneysavers and flavorsavers.
Read the "How to Use" section for your particular model and learn
to use each feature for all it's worth!

Of course, you can still use all your favorite recipes . . . with greater
convenience and sureness than ever before. There are lots of new
things you can do, however, with accurately controlled electric heat.
Don't overlook the important cooking tips in the Recipe Section...
they are given special emphasis in the Index on page 80.

Ranges/Stoves
Published by:
Westinghouse
1952 112 122mb $9.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Appliance Manufacturer Magazine - February 1960
Appliance Manufacturer is a fun magazine to read for any collector or enthusiast of vintage appliances, electronics and other vintage home products. This highly entertaining magazine covered the design and manufacturing areas of Major Appliances, Small Appliances, Small Electrics, Radios, Televisions and other electric home products from the mid-20th century.

Of particular interest:

Very cool article on Maytag's new all-pushbutton Automatic Washer.

How Westinghouse's Roast Guard feature works on their electric ranges.

New packaging design for GE Appliances.
Trade Publications
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Appliance Manufacturer
1960 98 40mb $12.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download The Very First Post-War Westinghouse Laundromat Owners Manual
Here is an amazing find, the owners manual to the very first post-war Westinghouse Laundromat model C-3 from 1947!


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Published by:
Westinghouse
1947 40 19mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1965 Hotpoint Electric Range Service Manual
Here is the comprehensive service manual to all 1965 Hotpoint Freestanding Ranges, Built-In Ovens and Cooktops.

Models include:
30" Freestanding Electric Range Models:
RB305 RB315 RB316 RB325 RB335 RB360 RB370 RB390

40" Freestanding Electric Range Models:
RC415 RC416 RC425 RC431 RC434 RC439 RC445 RC460 RC490

Built-In Cooktops Models:
RF17 RF19 RF20 RF28 RFX37 RF38 RF50 RU15 RUX37 RU38 RU48

Built-In Oven Models:
RJ16 RJ38 RJ40 RJ66 RJ70 RJ84 RJ88 RJ90 RL36 RL40 RL80

Major Sections Include:
FEATURE CHARTS
GENERAL INFORMATION
INSTALLATION
SERVICING
SWITCHES
INFINITE HEAT CONTROLS
THERMOSTATS
ELECTRIC SUPERMATIC UNIT CONTROL
AUTOMATIC ROAST
TIMERS
APPLIANCE RECEPTACLES AND
CIRCUIT BREAKERS
COOKING TOPS
CALROD® SURFACE AND OVEN UNITS
RANGE BODIES
STORAGE COMPARTMENT AND DRAWER
OVEN DOORS AND HINGING
OVEN LINERS
ROTA-GRILL MOTORS
RANGE SERVICE CHART
Ranges/Stoves
Published by:
Hotpoint
1965 64 44mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1959 Westinghouse Center-Drawer Refrigerator Owners Manual
Here is the complete owners manual pack with every Westinghouse Center-Drawer Refrigerator model RBD41.


Refrigerators/Freezers
Published by:
Westinghouse
1959 28 32mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1965 Westinghouse Laundromat Owners Manual
Here is the owner's manual to the 1965 Westinghouse Laundromat with the newly designed mid 60's control panel style.

Models: LTF570 and LTF578.
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Published by:
Westinghouse
1965 24 15mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1959 Westinghouse Electric Range Owners Manuals
Here are the owners manuals to most of the 1959 line of Westinghouse Electric Ranges and Ovens all packaged together in one complete hi-resolution pdf file.

Models include:
Custom Imperial AMR-40 and AMR-30,
Ambassador BM-40, BM-30 and BMS-30,
Aristocrat CM-40 and CM-30,
Embassy DM-40 and DM-30


No matter how much you've enjoyed cooking in the past,
there's even greater pleasure awaiting you now that you have
a new Westinghouse Speed Electric Range. It's easier to use
and gives you better results than any range you ever used.
And it's easy to clean, too.

No longer need you stand at your range and stir foods as
they cook. No longer will you have to guess or peek, to see
whether foods are done. Nor will you ever need to worry
about baking-you'll get perfect results every time in your
Westinghouse Oven.

There's a new accuracy in surface cooking, too. Of course,
there are marked heats on the control of each surface unit.
But you have your choice of a~y heat you want between those
settings-literally, 1001 heats, so that your favorite dishes
come out exactly as you want them.

The purpose of this book is to tell you how to use your
Westinghouse Range to get the perfect results it can give you.
So, please read these instructions carefully, and follow them
faithfully. Then you'll be assured of years of wonderful service
and more pleasure in cooking than you've ever known
before.

Ranges/Stoves
Published by:
Westinghouse
1959 56 32mb $9.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1958-1959 Westinghouse Built-in Cooktop and Oven Owners Manual
Here are the owners manuals to the 1958 and 1959 line of Westinghouse Built-in Ranges (Cooktops and Ovens).

Models include:
Cooktops: PJ-66, PJ-68,
Built-in Ovens: OL-17, OL24, OLR-17, OLR-24

With your Westinghouse Built-in Range you'll
enjoy a new degree of cooking convenience.
You'll be delighted at the way your favorite
recipes turn out-and you'll be equally pleased
with the wonderful way your new oven and
surface units take the work out of cooking.

There are two styles of Westinghouse built-in
ovens, as well as three different surface cooking
units. This booklet illustrates all styles
and gives detailed instructions on how to use
and care for them.

So, we suggest that you read this book carefully
and familiarize yourself with the features
of your oven and your surface unit. Then
you'll know how to make the best use of them.

As you may notice in the illustrations, the
main difference in Westinghouse built-in ovens
is the size. Westinghouse surface cooking platforms
were designed for versatility-one platform
has four Corox surface units, while each
of the others has two surface units and separate
remote control panel.

But, regardless of which oven or which style
surface units you are using, you'll get best
results every time, if you follow the directions
given for their use. And you can be certain
they'll serve you a long, long time, if you care
for them as suggested in this booklet.

Ranges/Stoves
Published by:
Westinghouse
1959 32 32mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1962 Westinghouse Continental and Medallion Range Owners Manual
Here is the complete Owner's Manual and Use/Care guide to Westinghouse Continental and Medallion Ranges.

Models include: KGB30 and KHB30.

Full operating instructions, cleaning, care and tested recipes included.

This pdf is a two pack as it contains both manuals in one file.

Dear Mrs. Homemaker:

With your new Continental Range, you're sure to find
new pleasure and convenience in your meal preparation.
The Continental has been designed to make cooking
simple and clean-up fast and easy.

Among the Continental features you’re sure to enjoy are
the location of the oven, at eye and arm level; the position
of the Control Panel, at the side and out of the heat
zone; the Pantry shelf, the retractable platform
and the fact that you can select the exact
cooking heat you want on the surface units.

This booklet has been prepared to tell you in detail
about those features and many more that make the
Continental such a fine electric range. So, to make
sure that you know all about these features,
and use them to the very best advantage,
please read this book carefully before you use your
Continental Range the first time and refer to it often,
until you’re entirely familiar with every phase
of its operation. Then you'll be sure
of perfect results every time.

Ranges/Stoves
Published by:
Westinghouse
1962 72 40mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1958 Westinghouse Electric Range Owners Manuals
Here are the owners manuals to most of the 1958 line of Westinghouse Electric Ranges and Ovens all packaged together in one complete hi-resolution pdf file.

Models include:
Imperial 40 AL-40
Ambassador 40 BL-40
Imperial 30 AL-30
Ambassador 30 BL-30
Aristocrat 40 CL-40
Aristocrat 30 CL-30
BLS-40,
BLK-30,
BLS-30,
CLS-40,
CLS-30

Congratulations on the addition of the new Westinghouse Electric
Range to your kitchen. You will find it one of the most responsive
and efficient electric servants you have ever owned ... You will
love the speed, accuracy and ease of use.

You'll find that many cooking operations that once took a lot of
time can now be done automatically. No longer will you have to
stand at the range and stir foods while they cook ... or lift lids
to see whether water has boiled away. No longer will you have to
guess when food is done. The accurate, automatic controls of
your Westinghouse Electric Range will give you the same fine
results, day in and day out, with a minimum of effort on your part.
Probably you have a fine reputation for your skill in baking. The
Miracle-Sealed Oven of your Westinghouse Range will delight
you ... it will give you perfect results every time ... without worry
on your part.

Perhaps, too, you have several pet recipes for foods cooked on
the Range surface . . . foods done exactly to the degree of doneness
that you prefer. Because your Westinghouse Range surface
units will deliver any degree of heat you select, you can cook
these dishes to perfection every time.

To get the results your Westinghouse is capable of giving, it is
important that you read this book carefully. In it you will find
detailed instructions on the care and use of your range. If you
follow these instructions carefully, your range will' give you many
years of trouble free service and you and your range will become
wonderful cooking partners.

Ranges/Stoves
Published by:
Westinghouse
1958 84 84mb $9.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1947-1960 Frigidaire Automatic Washer Parts Catalog
Here is the complete parts listings of every part for Frigidaire automatic washers from 1947 through the 1960. Each washer is listed with an image of the machine, machine parts diagrams and list of actual 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 a vintage Frigidaire washer.

Models include:
WJ-60, WJ-64, WK-60, WK-64, WL-60, WL-64, W0-65, W0-65-2, WV-35, WV-45, WV-65, WS-56, WD-56, WDS-56, WI-56, WS-57, WSA-57, WD-57, WDU-57, WI-57, WS-58, WD-58, WDP-58, WI-58, WCI-58, WCIR-58, WS-59, WD-59, WDR-59, WCD-59 , WI-59, WCI-59, WCIR-59, WS-60, WD-60, WCD-60, WCDR-60, WI-60, WCI-60, WCIR-60, WDA-60.
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Published by:
Frigidaire
1960 127 65mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1961-1965 Frigidaire Automatic Washer Parts Catalog
Here is the complete parts listings of every part for Frigidaire automatic washers from 1961 through the 1964. Each washer is listed with an image of the machine, machine parts diagrams and list of actual 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 a vintage Frigidaire washer.

Models include:
WDA-61, WD-61 , WCD-61, WIA-61, WIAR-61, WI-61, WCI-61, WCIR-61, WS-61, WDR-61, WDAP-61, WDA-62, WD-62, WCD-62, WDR-62, WIA-62, WIAR-62, WI-62, WCI-62, WCIR-62, WDP-62, WDL-62, WCDA-62, WDS-62, WCDAS-62, WCDASP-62, WIAS-62, WDA-63, WCDA-63, WCDAP-63, WCDAR-63, WD-63, WDP-63, WDR-63, WCD-63, WIA-63, WIAR-63, WCI-63, WCIR-63, WIAS-1, WDS-1, WCDAS1, WCDASP-1, WDA-63, WDA-64, WD-64, WDP-64 , WDR-64, WCDA-64, WCDAP-64, WCDAR-64, WCD-64, WIA-64, WIAR-64, WCI-64, WCIR-64, WDS-2, WDSR-2, WCDAS-2, WCDASP-2, WCDASR-2, WIAS-2, WIASR-2.
Automatic Washers
Published by:
Frigidaire
1965 178 84mb $7.99

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Thumbnail Image of Download Frigidaire Service Tech-Talk 1/18 Washer Service Manual
The most comprehensive service manual ever produced for Frigidaire 1/18 automatic washers. Includes full control panel displays, cycle charts and full specifications for each model, complete descriptions of how the machine works and complete service information for entire machine. This is a must have manual for anyone with a 1/18 washer or anyone interested in how the machine functions. Models include WAS, WCDAS, WCDS, WCDRS, WIAS, WIS. Mechanically this manual is valid for much of the 1-18 line through the 1970s.


Automatic Washers
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Frigidaire
1970 92 66mb $7.92
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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…
Trade Publications
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The Review
1952 58 61mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1964 Waste King-Universal Dishwasher Parts and Features Manual
Here is the complete Parts and Features manual for mid 1960's Waste King Dishwashers. Sections include in-depth feature charts as well as parts breakdown diagrams.

Series include: 900, 700, 600, 500, 300 and 100.
Dishwashers
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Waste King
1964 24 12mb $4.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1974 Kelvinator Washer Line Fold-Out Brochure
Here is a sales literature brochure from Kelvinator showing off their Franklin made automatic washer line. Images, specifications and descriptions of each machine are included.

Models include: W510G, W520G, W610G, W624G, W640G, W840G and W870G.

This poster is scanned in at a very high resolution (600dpi) for close up viewing.
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Kelvinator
1974 2 38mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Barton Automatic Washer Parts Manual
Here are the parts breakdown manuals for Barton Automatic Washer models: BAS256A, BA256A, BA356A, BA456A, BAS257A and BA257A.


Automatic Washers
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Barton
1957 35 17mb $4.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1956 Hotpoint Kitchen Range Brochures
Here are beautiful brochures highlighting the 1956 line of Hotpoint Electric Ranges. Full features and specs and images included. Also includes brochure of optional accessories for the '56 line of ranges.

Models include:
RD25, RC24, RG3, RB69, RB70, RF3, RB68, RB67, RB60, RB61
Ranges/Stoves
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Hotpoint
1956 35 91mb $7.99
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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
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Easy
1964 12 13mb $4.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download The Very First Post-War Westinghouse Laundromat Owners Manual
Here is an amazing find, the owners manual to the very first post-war Westinghouse Laundromat model C-3 from 1947!


Automatic Washers
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Westinghouse
1947 40 19mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Service Manual to the very first Kenmore Combination Washer-Dryer
Here is the service manual to introduce the very first Kenmore Combination Washer/Dryer.

Sections include: installation, servicing, specifications and cycle chart.

Also included is a 9 page introduction to the new 1957 Lady Kenmore Top-Loading Automatic Washer, Dryer and Wringer Washer in the back of the manual.
Combination Washer/Dryers
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Kenmore
1957 59 48mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Installation Instructions for Whilrpool Undercounter Dishwasher
Complete installation instructions for Whirlpool undercounter dishwashers of the mid 1960s.


Dishwashers
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Whirlpool
1965 6 4mb $4.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Hoover Portable Clothes Dryers
Brochures for the line of Hoover portable dryers.


Clothes Dryers
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Hoover
1975 4 8mb $4.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Important Tips on the Use and Care of your Frigidaire Washer
Here is a publication packed with every Frigidaire washer in the mid 1960's giving important tips on using your new washer. Sections include Laundering, Charts, Special Information and Service.


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Frigidaire
1966 12 12mb $4.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1952-1954 Frigidaire Electric Range Tech-Talk Service and Parts Manual
Very comprehensive service manual for all 1952-1954 Frigidaire Electric Ranges. Models include:

Models include:
1952: RM-3, R0-35-2, RM-4, R0-40-2, R0-10-2, R0-50-2, R0-20-2, R0-60-2, R0-30-2, R0-70-2

1953: RM-3, RM-4, RS-30, RS-35, RS-3, RS-10, RS-20, RS-28, RS-40, RS-50, RS-60, RS-70

1954: RT-3, RT-4, RT-30, RT-38, RT-10, RT-20, RT-28, RT-45, RT-45G, RT-60, RT-70, RT-70G

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
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Frigidaire
1954 195 123mb $9.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download KitchenAid KD-18 Series Dishwasher Service Manual
Comprehensive service manual for all 18 Series KitchenAid dishwashers. Models include KDS-18, KDP-18, KDI-18, KDC-18, KDS-38, KDC-38, KDS-58, KDI-58, KDC-58. Sections include General Information, Cycle Description, Servicing Instructions, Service Tips, Schematic Wiring, Timer Sequence Charts.


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KitchenAid
1977 45 28mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1956 Frigidaire Washer and Dryer Tech-Talk Service Manual
Two part service manual for the 1956 line of Frigidaire washers and dryers.

Part 1 is for Dryers DI-56 (Filtrator), DD-56 and DS-56 (air-flow).

Part 2 is for Washers WI-56 (Unimatic), WD-56 and WS-56 (Pulsamatic).
Automatic Washers & Dryers
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Frigidaire
1956 36 27mb $4.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download KitchenAid 6 Series Portable Dishwasher Parts Catalog
Here is the complete parts list to all 6 series KitchenAid dishwashers. This includes illustrations of all parts and their part numbers necessary for doing a parts search on old, hard to find replacement parts.

Models include:

KDD-66 Deluxe Model KDR-5 Royal Model
Dishwashers
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KitchenAid
1975 24 8mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download KitchenAid 5 Series Top Loading Portable Dishwasher Service Manual
Comprehensive service manual for all 5 Series KitchenAid top loading dishwashers. Models include Vari-Cycle: KD-5, KDA-5, KDW-5 and Electra: KDY-5, KDE-5, KDC-5. Sections include General Information, Cycle Description, Servicing Instructions, Service Tips, Schematic Wiring, Timer Sequence Charts.


Dishwashers
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KitchenAid
1967 52 25mb $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 $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Automatic Washer Service Manual
Comprehensive service manual for Whirlpool automatic washers from 1956 thru 1960.

Sections include:
Model Specifications
Pre-Delivery and Installation Instructions
Description of Operation
Trouble Diagnosis and Checking Procedure
Service Procedures
Service Parts Lists

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Whirlpool
1960 127 90mb $10.80
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Thumbnail Image of Download Garry Moore Tells the Exciting News about the Norge Laundry Maids
Advertising book showing off what I assume is an demonstration done on the Garry Moore Show about Norge's new top loading washer and matching dryer.


Automatic Washers & Dryers
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Norge
1952 12 8mb $4.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Compact Laundry Brochure
Brochure highlighting GE's new portable washer and dryer.


Automatic Washers & Dryers
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General Electric
1972 2 6mb $4.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Complete Laundry Guide and Operating Instructions
Owners manual to most 1963 Kenmore Dryers from the 800 model down.


Clothes Dryers
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Kenmore
1963 28 16mb $4.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Westinghouse Streamliner Laundromat Service Manual
Here is the service manual to Westinghouse's first "budget" model automatic washer. It is a wonderful quintessential 1950s styled machine that was to be come the coin-op version later on. Sections include: Parts of the Laundromat, Installation, Full description of the Cycle of Operation, What to do When, Parts Replacement, Washability, General Information.


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Westinghouse
1950 44 29mb $4.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Beautiful 1958 GM Frigidaire Automatic Washer and Dryer Brochures
Here they are and these are absolutely gorgeous color brochures for the entire '58 line of Frigidaire Unimatic and Pulsamatic washers as well as Filtrator and Air-Flow dryers. This is the very last year of the Unimatic washer being produced for home use and more features were offered this year than ever before.


Automatic Washers & Dryers
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Frigidaire
1958 14 21mb $4.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1973 to 1979 Hotpoint Dishwasher Service Manual
Here is the comprehensive technical and service manual to all Hotpoint Dishwashers made from 1973 thru 1979.

Sections include Model Information, Service Procedures, Wiring Diagrams, Timer Increment Charts, Service Notes.
Dishwashers
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Hotpoint
1979 184 82mb $9.84

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