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The Hoover Portables


Published by Hoover in 1972-- Brochure for Hoover Portable vacuums, model 2204 and 2120.

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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.
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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.


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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
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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.


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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.
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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.
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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)
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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
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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
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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
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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.
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Kenmore
1958 29 125mb $9.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download How to Get the Best Out of Your Top Loading Automatic
Here are two complete use and care posters packed with the following models of Hotpoint Filter-Flo automatic washers produced in the UK.

Models include: 96700, 96702, 15790 and 15792.
Automatic Washers
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Hotpoint UK
1985 4 45mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1974 Siemens Washers - Dryers - Ironers Brochure
Here is an English language brochure from German made Siemens appliances highlighting all the features of their top loading automatic washers, combination washer-dryers, dryers and ironers.


Automatic Washers & Dryers
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Siemens
1974 16 57mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download UK Hotpoint Handbook Twin Tub
Here the complete use and care guide to Hotpoint Twin Tub Washers produced in the UK in the late 1970s.

This handbook covers Models:
14890, 14892, 14894, 14770, 14762, 14764, 1482, 1483 and 1464.
Twin Tub Washers
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Hotpoint UK
1979 20 7mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Classroom Textbook on Servicing Automatic Washers and Dryers and Combinations
Originally written in 1963 and updated in 1972 these were classroom textbooks for learning how to repair electrical appliances. A fascinating look at how appliance repair was taught and a great primer to learn how to repair vintage washers, dryers and combos. Underscores, notes and quiz answers were left in the document from the original student for extra information.

Scanned at 600dpi for extra crisp text and images.
Automatic Washers
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NRI
1972 68 114mb $14.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Classroom Textbook on Servicing Sewing Machines and Food Mixers and Vacuum Cleaners
Originally written in 1963 and updated in 1972 these were classroom textbooks for learning how to repair electrical appliances. A fascinating look at how appliance repair was taught and a great primer to learn how to repair vintage Sewing Machines, Food Mixers, Blenders and Vacuum Cleaners. Underscores, notes and quiz answers were left in the document from the original student for extra information.

Scanned at 600dpi for extra crisp text and images.
Automatic Washers
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NRI
1972 68 100mb $14.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Classroom Textbook on Appliance Testing-Small Appliances and Irons
Originally written in 1963 and updated in 1972 these were classroom textbooks for learning how to repair electrical appliances. A fascinating look at how appliance repair was taught and a great primer to learn how to use appliance repair tools and testing equipment, repairing small appliances and lamps and fixtures and irons. Underscores, notes and quiz answers were left in the document from the original student for extra information.

Scanned at 600dpi for extra crisp text and images.
Automatic Washers
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NRI
1972 68 113mb $14.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1947-1960 Frigidaire Dryer Parts Catalog
Here is the complete parts catalog to all 1947 Thru 1960 Models of Frigidaire Dryers.

Models include:
TJ-60, TJ-60E, TJ-61, T0-60, T0-61, TR-60, TR-61, TR-60-2, TR-61-2, DV-35, DV-45, DV-65, DV-66, DS-56, DD-56, DI-56, DI-2-56, DS-57, DD-57, DI-57, DI-1-57, DD-58, DDP-58, DI-58, DCI-58, DCI-1-58, DD-59, DCD-59, DI-59, DCI-59, DS-60, DD-60, DCD-60, DI-60, DCI-60

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 dryer.
Clothes Dryers
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Frigidaire
1960 86 37mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1967 Hotpoint Electric Ranges Service Manual
Here is the complete service manual to all 1967 Hotpoint Ranges.

Sections include:
Introduction, Cleaning Operation, Special Components and Construction, Operation, Servicing, Service Diagnosis, Schematics and Wiring Diagrams, New Features.

Models include:
RS731, RS758, RB745, RB778, RB790, RB515, RB525, RB535, RB536, RB545, RB566, RB635, RB646, RB670, RB690, RC525, RC535, RC545, RC546, RCS49, RC635, RC646, RC669, RC690, RW65-G and RW85-G.
Ranges/Stoves
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Hotpoint
1967 38 25mb $14.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1959 Hotpoint Refrigerator Service Manual
Here is the complete service manual to all 1959 Hotpoint Refrigerator/Freezers.

Sections include:
Use and Care of your Refrigerator, Specifications, Servicing, Electrical Testing, Unit Operation, Controls and Wiring Diagrams.

Models include:
9EA8, 9EB8, 9EB11, 9EB12, 9EG11, 9EN12, 9ET12, 9EY12.
Refrigerators/Freezers
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Hotpoint
1959 52 36mb $14.99

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Thumbnail Image of Download 1969 Thermador Built-In Cooking Appliances Brochure
Brochure with full images and specifications for Thermador's cooking appliances of the late 1960s. Includes built-in ovens, 30" drop in ranges, cook-tops, range hoods, oven ventilators, warming drawer and rotisserie.


Ranges/Stoves
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Thermador
1969 8 9mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Hotpoint Electric Range Brochures
Hotpoint electric range brochures from the 1950 and 1951 lines. Images and full specs on each.


Ranges/Stoves
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Hotpoint
1951 12 15mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1956 General Electric Dishwasher/Disposall Product Man
1956 General Electric Service Manual covering Automatic Dishwashers and Food Waste Disposers.

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.
Dishwashers
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General Electric
1956 55 31mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download How to Tell N' Sell the ABC-O-Matic For More Effective Demonstrations
Guide given to salesmen around 1950 to help them understand the features of the ABC-O-Matic washer and what to tell prospective customers during a demonstration of the machine's full cycle.


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ABC-O-Matic
1950 12 5mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1972 Blackstone Washers and Dryer Brochure
Here are some beautiful brochures for Blackstone Automatic Washers models BA-825, BA-525, BA-415 and Dryers BE/BG-525. Images and Specifications included.


Automatic Washers & Dryers
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Blackstone
1972 12 30mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1963 SQ Automatic Washer Service Manual
Full and comprehensive service manual for 1963 Speed Queen automatic washers. This manual is an excellent guide for anyone wanting to learn more about Solenoid-controlled Speed Queen or Beam washing machines made from the late 40's until about 1970. Sections Include: Installation, Service Procedures, Adjustments, Test Procedures, Wiring Diagrams and Timer Sequence Chart, Service Helps and tips. Models highlighted A47, A49 and A53.


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Speed Queen
1963 54 25mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Frigidaire Service 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 WAN, WA2N, WCDAN, WCDARN, WCDATN, WCDN, WIN, WCIN.


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Frigidaire
1968 93 66mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Eureka Canister Vacuum Brochures
Here are some beautiful Eureka vacuum cleaner sales literature brochures highlighting their 1975 line, both power head and straight suction models.

Models include: 1288, 1266, 1261, 1255, 1248, 1246, 1245, 3560, 3460, 3440, 3360, 3240 and 3220.
Vacuum Cleaners
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Eureka
1975 26 35mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Replacement Drive Belt Guide for Vintage Laundry Equipment
Here is a comprehensive guide to replace the belt(s) in your vintage automatic washer, wringer washer, dryer or ironer. The guide lists by brand and models through the mid 1960s.

The way to use this guide is to look up your machine and most belts will be listed in a generic hardware store format number such as 3L260 or 4L320, etc. Simply find that number and take it into your local hardware store where replacements can be found.

Brands listed in this guide go back to the 1920's and earlier...

Ald, Alladin, Ambassador, Amc, American Beauty, American Ironing Machine, American Laundry, Apex, Appl Corp Of America, Armaid, Automatic, Barlow & Seelig, Barton, Beam, Bee-Vac, Bendix, Birtman, Blackstone, Block, Bock, Bryant, Caloric, Capre, Cavalier, Centrex, Century, Cissell, Classic, Clesco, Clipper, Coin-Clean, Conlon-Moore, Constellation, Cook, Co-Op, Coronado, Crosley, Cussin & Fearn, Defender, Dexter, Douglas, Dowagiac, Duchess, Duplex, Duracrest, Easy, Econowash, Fairbanks-Morse, Faultless, Fedders, Federal, Firestone, Franklin, Frigidaire, Gainaday, Gamble Skogmo, General Electric, Getz, Gibson, Glover, Golden, Granger, Grant, Graybar, Hamilton, Hammond, Holland/Rieger, Horton, Hotpoint, Hotpoint, Hudson, Hudson, Hummer, Hurley, International Dryer Corp., Iron Rite, Jacobs, Kelvinator, Kenmore, Launderall, Launderama, Laundry Queen, Leonard, Magnetic, Marquette, Marshall Wells, Maytag, Meadows, Mil, Minier, Mola, Monarch, Monitor, Montgomery Ward, Mza, Newton Maid, 1900 Corp., Norge, Ocean Wave, O'keefe & Merritt, One Minute, Pellerin Milnor, Penncrest, Permette, E J Perry Corporation, Philco-Bendix, Philgas, Pioneer, Quebec, Rheem, Roman Enterprises, Roper, Rural, Safe-T-Steam, Savage, Sea Wave, Simplex, Skelgas, Speedee, Speed Queen, Speedy, Standard, Stanley, Stiglitz, Sun-Aire, Sunshine, Superior, Temco, Thor, Trojan, Troy, Trump, Unico, Unimac, Universal, Upton, Vamco, Vanity, Vic, Voss, Wardway, Wascomat & Wascator, Waterwitch, Western Auto, Western Beacon, Westinghouse, Whirldry, Whirlpool, White House, Wichita Precision Tool, Windsor, Wizard, Woman's Friend, Woodrow and Zenith .
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Automaticwasher
2012 31 24mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download How to Plan and Give Parties with Personality
Here is a super fun, quintessential 1950's party planner and candy cookbook created by Thos. D. Richardson.


Miscellaneous
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Miscellanea Documents
1953 52 15 $7.99
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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 $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1966 Frigidaire Flair and Standard Wall-Oven Service Manual
Full service manual to all 1966 Frigidaire built-in Wall Ovens including Flair Wall Ovens. Complete troubleshooting, servicing instructions along with wiring diagrams.

Models include:
RBG-330K, RBG-335K, RBG-345K, RBAG-94K, RB-94K, RBG-94K, RBG-95K, RBG-97K, RBG-99K, RBTG-99K.

Ranges/Stoves
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Frigidaire
1966 88 52mb $14.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1961 Kenmore Automatic Washer and Dryer Models
Service supplement showing all of the 1961 Kenmore washer and dryer models along with a description of features for each machine. Also mentions the '61 cabinet redesign which stayed with the belt drive washer design to the end.


Automatic Washers
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Kenmore
1961 4 3mb $7.99
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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…
Trade Publications
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The Review
1952 58 61mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Laundry Center Tech-Talk Service Manual
Comprehensive service manual for Frigidaire's Skinny-Mini stacked Laundry Center. Complete descriptions of the "Agi-tub" washer and dryer, specificaions, how the machine operates and how to service all components in both the washer and the dryer sections.


Automatic Washers & Dryers
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Frigidaire
1977 72 42mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1957 Philco-Bendix Automatic Fluff and Tumble Dryer Brochures
These brochures were produced right after the laundry division of Bendix was purchased by Philco. They highlight the first automatic dryers branded Philco-Bendix. Models include electric: DGE-C, DGE-D, DGE and gas: DGF-C, DGF-D and DGF.


Clothes Dryers
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Philco
1957 12 14mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Beautiful Kelvinator Automatic Washer Brochure with Complete Service Manual
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.
Automatic Washers
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Kelvinator
1955 38 34mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1957 Control-Tower Frigidaire Dryer Tech-Talk Service Manual
Here is the complete service manual to the 1957 models of Frigidaire clothes dryers. Models DI-57, DD-57 and DS-57, Di-1-57.

Complete servicing, troubleshooting and wiring diagrams.
Clothes Dryers
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Frigidaire
1957 24 22mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1964 Speed Queen Automatic Washer Service Manual
Here is the comprehensive service manual to Speed Queen Automatic Washer model A45.

Sections include:
Specifications
Positive Water Fill Operation
Timer Sequence Chart
Wiring Diagram
Installation
Service Procedures
Adjustments
Test Procedures
Service Helps
Automatic Washers
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Speed Queen
1963 54 31mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download KitchenAid 14 Series Dishwasher Parts Catalog
Here is the complete parts list to all 14 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. Also include is the listing of available kits and accessories at the time these dishwashers were made.

Models include:

KDS-14 KDI-14
KDC-14
KDS-14P
KDI-14P
KDC-14P
Dishwashers
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KitchenAid
1961 64 28mb $14.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1955 Hotpoint Washer and Dryer Owners Manual
Owners manual for all 1955 Hotpoint washers and dryers.


Automatic Washers & Dryers
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Hotpoint
1955 48 36mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1970 Waste King-Universal Dishwasher Parts and Features Manual
Here is the complete Parts and Features manual for early 1970's Waste King Dishwashers. Sections include in-depth feature charts as well as parts breakdown diagrams.

Series include: 410, 510, 610, 710, 810, 910 and 950.
Dishwashers
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Waste King
1970 24 12mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Westinghouse Double-Load Laundromat Service Manual
Here is the complete service manual to all large capacity front-loading Westinghouse coin-operated Laundromat automatic washers.

Models include: LD-20, LDM-20, LD-20-3 and LDM-20-3.
Automatic Washers
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Westinghouse
1972 59 32mn $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Westinghouse D-6 Dryer Service Manual
Here is the complete service manual to all D-6 Westinghouse slant-front dryers. These are the machines with the "How Dry I Am" music box. Service manual includes instructions on servicing the musical signal as well as all other aspects of serving these wonderful dryers.

All information published in the D-5, D-5-A Dryer Service Manual is applicable to the D-6 Dryer with the exception of the electrical system. Therefore, this supplement must be used in conjunction with Dryer Service Manual for the D-5 dryer. Please note we have the D-5 service manual available in the library as well.
Clothes Dryers
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Westinghouse
1953 16 10mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1974 Frigidaire Laundry Center Brochure
Here is the complete brochure to all Frigidaire Skinny-Mini Laundry Centers from the mid 1970's. Contains images, details and full specifications for each model.

Models include: LCA-120, LCT-120 and LC-2.
Automatic Washers
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Frigidaire
1974 4 9mb $5.99

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