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The Look of Quality


Published by General Electric in 1984-- Beautiful brochure highlighting the 1984 line of GE washers and dryers.

Number of Pages: 6
File Size: 15mb
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1948 General Electric Automatic Washer Brochures
Here are some beautiful brochures for the 1948 line of General Electric automatic washers. The is the 2nd line models of automatic washers produced. The AW6 from 1947-1950 line featured an 1140rpm spin!

These rare brochures have been saved at 600dpi for extra crispness.
Automatic Washers
Published by:
General Electric
1948 4 27mb $5.99
Introductory Price of $3.99


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Thumbnail Image of Download KitchenAid 18 Series Portable Dishwashers Brochure
Here is a brochure that I haven't seen before, it's specifically for the portable models of KitchenAid 18 series dishwashers. Images and full specifications included.

Models include: KDS-58, KDI-58, KDC-58, KDR-67B, KDD-67B.
Dishwashers
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KitchenAid
1978 0 4mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1984 General Electric Dishwashers Brochure
Here is a brochure highlighting the 1984 GE line of undercounter dishwashers.

Models include: GSD2800D, GSD1200T, GSD900D, GDS600D and GSD500D.

Full images and specifications included.
Dishwashers
Published by:
General Electric
1984 8 5mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1947 Launderall Automatic Washer Owners Manual
Here is a very rare find, the Owners Manual, Operating Instructions Wall Chart and Warranty to the Launderall automatic washer which was the first horizontal access top loading automatic washer in the USA and possibly the world.


Automatic Washers
Published by:
Launderall
1947 23 9mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Maytag Big-Tub Washers and Matching Dryers Brochures
Here are some very cool Maytag sales literature brochures highlighting their 1970 line of large-capacity washers and matching dryers.

Models include: Washers: A906, A806, A606, A406. Dryers: DE906, DE806, DG906, DG806, DE606, DG606.

Please note there is some relatively minor water staining on these brochures, but they were cool/rare enough to post anyway.
Automatic Washers & Dryers
Published by:
Maytag
1970 28 24mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1977 Frigidaire Washers, Dryers and Laundry Centers Brochures
Here are some beautiful brochures highlighting the 1977 line of Frigidaire Automatic Washers, Dryers and stacked Skinny-Mini Laundry Centers.

Full images and specifications included. Models include...

Washers: WD-A, WC, WID, WIC-A
Dryers: DE, DG, DEC, DEG, DEI, DGI, DECI and DGCI.
Laundry Centers: LC-115, LC8-3 and LC-3.
Automatic Washers & Dryers
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Frigidaire
1977 12 11mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1977 Frigidaire Dishwashers Brochures
Here are some beautiful brochures highlighting the 1977 line of Frigidaire Automatic Dishwashers, both undercounter and mobile/portable.

Full images and specifications included. Models include: DWU-2, DWU-3, DWU-4, DWU-5, DWM-2, DWM-3, DWM-4, DWM-5.
Dishwashers
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Frigidaire
1977 8 9mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1977 Frigidaire Cooking Appliances Brochures
Here are some beautiful brochures highlighting the 1977 line of all available types of Frigidaire cooking appliances.

Full images and specifications included. Models include...

30" Electric Ranges: R-30, RG-35, RC-30, RCG-35, RE-36, RE-38S, REG-38, REG-38C and REG-39CD.
40" Electric Ranges: RE-47, RGC-45, RE-45.
Twin 30 Electric Ranges: REG-637V and REG-639CV.
Microwave Ovens: RCM-1, RCM-3, RCM-4 and RCM-6.

Ranges/Stoves
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Frigidaire
1977 14 10mb $9.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Maytag 1966 Competitive Washer and Dryer Report
Maytag compares it's newly designed washers and dryers to: Easy, Frigidaire, General Electric, Hamilton, Hotpoint, Kelvinator, Kenmore, Montgomery-Ward, Norge, Philco, Speed Queen, Westinghouse, and Whirlpool.

The purpose of this booklet is to better inform you of the comparison between Maytag and 13 other brands of automatic washers and dryers. It has been prepared from data supplied by the Maytag Product Testing Laboratory; every item and each statement has been checked for accuracy and validity by our Product Testing engineers.

Model changes often come at varying times during the year. We have made every attempt to give you the latest information available at the time of the printing of this booklet.

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Maytag
1966 32 15mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1949 Kenmore Washer and Dryer Service Manual
Here is one of the earliest Sears Kenmore service manuals we have found. This covers both their 1949/1950 model washer (non-bolt down model) and dryer.


Automatic Washers & Dryers
Published by:
Kenmore
1949 47 $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1967 Easy Automatic Washer Brochures
Here are some beautiful brochures from Easy highlighting their 1967 line of Automatic Washers. This probably was their first year of variable-speed control machines.

Images and specifications included. Models include: WA-355, WA-344, WA-322, WA-323, WA-321.
Automatic Washers
Published by:
Easy
1967 14 13mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download KitchenAid Portable Dishwasher 67 Series Use and Care Guide
Here is the complete owner's manual and use/care guide to the 67 series of KitchenAid Portable Dishwashers.

Models include: KDR-67 and KDD-67.
Dishwashers
Published by:
KitchenAid
1969 20 12mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1956 Frigidaire Dishwasher Tech-Talk Service Manual
Here is the complete service manual to all 1956 Frigidaire Dishwashers. This includes extra supplements during the year.

Models include:

DWUW-Under-Counter Model
DWFW-Free Standing Model
DWSW-Sink Combination Model

In addition, the following four special models were available:
DWUW-1-Under-Counter Model With Primer Finish
DWFW-2-Free Standing Model With Wood Top
DWFW-3-Free Standing Model With No Top
DWSW-4-Sink Combination With Stainless Steel Top
Dishwashers
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Frigidaire
1956 43 20mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1983 Miele Washers Dryers Dishwashers and Vacuums Brochure
This is a German language catalog highlighting the 1983 Miele line of front-loading automatic washers, twin-tub washers, clothes dryers, ironers, dishwashers and vacuum cleaners.

Models include:

Washers: W756, W765.
Dryers: T369C, T366.
Ironer: B864E.
Dishwashers: G530, G530U, G530I
Vacuum Cleaners: S130, S236i, S225

Automatic Washers & Dryers
Published by:
Miele
1983 38 38mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1956-1957 Westinghouse Electric Range Owners Manuals
Here are the owners manuals to the 1956 and 1957 lines of Westinghouse Electric Ranges and Ovens. Manuals include main owners manual along with the special instructions manual.

1956 Models:
AH, AHS, BH, BHS, CH, DH, FH, EH

1957 Models:
AJS, EJ, FJ, HJ, RJ, DJ, KJ, CJ, IJ, KJ


With your new Westinghouse Speed-Electric Range you will seldom find it necessary to stand at your range and stir foods while they cook ... or to lift a lid to see whether the water has boiled away or whether the food is done. That's because electric cooking heat is accurately controlled. It gives you the same fine results day in and day out.

No doubt, you have a fine reputation for your skill in baking. You'll be delighted with the wonderful results ... all without worry on your part ... from the Miracle Sealed Oven.

Your Westinghouse Speed-Electric Range will do the work for you ... provided you do the necessary planning and thinking.

Please read these instructions carefully. By doing this, you and your Westinghouse Speed-Electric Range will become wonderful cooking partners.

Ranges/Stoves
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Westinghouse
1957 56 21mb $9.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1966 Maytag What is New Dealer Training Guide
When Maytag introduced their brand new '06 line of automatic washers and dryers in 1966 they produced this book to show dealers exactly what all the new features are of these newly designed machines.


Automatic Washers & Dryers
Published by:
Maytag
1966 16 9mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1983 General Electric Dishwasher Product Information Manual
This 32 page book takes a fascinating look at features and benefits of GE dishwashers.

Sections include:
Benefits Customers are Looking For
Glossary
Systems Monitor of new Digital GE Dishwashers
Performance Flexibility
Energy Monitor Chart
Installation Information
Premium Dishwashers
Deluxe Value Dishwashers
Dishwasher Model Comparison Chart
Warranty Information

Models Highlighted: GSD2800D, GSD2600D, GSD2400D, GSD2200D, GSD1200T, GSD940D, GSD900, GSD640D, GSD600D, GSD50D.
Dishwashers
Published by:
General Electric
1983 48 24mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1983 General Electric Dishwasher Brochures
Here are wonderful brochures highlight the 1983 top-of-the-line of General Electric Dishwashers.

Models include: GSD2500D the all Electronic built-in Model and portable dishwasher modesl: GSC902, GSC702, GSC402.
Dishwashers
Published by:
General Electric
1983 8 7mb $5.99
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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 1970 Maytag Washers and Dryers Brochures
Here are some wonderful brochures for the full line of Maytag Washers, Dryers and their portable machines as well.

Models include: A806, A606, A407, A106, DE/DG806, DE/DG606, DE407, DG406, DE/DG306, A50, DE50.
Automatic Washers & Dryers
Published by:
Maytag
1970 26 21mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1967 Frigidaire Appliances Catalog
Here is a catalog showing off Frigidaire Appliances for 1967.

Products include: Refrigerators, Food Freezers, Ranges, Built-in Ovens, Cooktops, Dishwashers, Disposers, Washers, Dryers and Room Air Conditioners.
Full Catalog
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Frigidaire
1967 20 13mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1951 Hotpoint Washer and Dryer Owners Manual
Here is the complete owners manual and operating instructions to the 1951 line of Hotpoint's washer and dryer.


Automatic Washers & Dryers
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Hotpoint
1951 40 25mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1972 Waste King Dishwashers Owners Manual
Here is the complete owners manual and use and care guide to all 1972 Waste King Dishwashers.

Models include: SS/911 and SS/878.
Dishwashers
Published by:
Waste King
1972 40 12mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Westinghouse 1965-1967 Continental Range and Oven Owners Manuals
Here is a set of six different owners manuals for several Westinghouse Continental Ranges from 1965 thru 1967.

Models include: KEE3H, KEE3J, OSE3E, KEE3B, KGC, KGC30, KHC30 and other models from the mid 1960's including the double oven models.
Ranges/Stoves
Published by:
Westinghouse
1967 102 42mb $9.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1961 General Electric Mobile-Maid Dishwasher Brochures
Here are some wonderful brochures for GE's portable top-loading dishwashers from 1961.

Models include: SP-40V and SP-60V.
Dishwashers
Published by:
General Electric
1961 12 9mb $7.99

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Thumbnail Image of Download KitchenAid Regency and Deluxe Portable Dishwasher Owner Manual
Here is the complete owners manual to all lower end 18 series KitchenAid front loading portable dishwashers. Models include: KDR-68 and KDD-68.


Dishwashers
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KitchenAid
1977 20 17mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Electrolux Users Manual (Model LX)
Full owners manual and operating instructions to the model LX vacuum cleaner. This manual is filled with beautiful quintessential 1950's industrial art done in wonderful watercolors, it is by far one of the prettiest vacuum cleaner manuals around.


Vacuum Cleaners
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Electrolux Vacuum (now Aerus)
1952 51 51mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1969 Westinghouse Front Load Washers and Dryers
Brochures and spec sheets for the 1966 line of front loaders and their matching dryers.


Automatic Washers & Dryers
Published by:
Westinghouse
1969 8 12mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1962 Frigidaire Refrigerator-Freezer Tech-Talk Service Manual
Here is the comprehensive service manual to all 1962 Frigidaire Refrigerators. Models include:

Models:
S-10-62, D-10-62, DA-10-62, D-12-62, D-14-62, FD-11-62, FD-13-62, FD-13T-62, FI-13T-62, FPD-14T-62, FPD-138-62, FPI-14T-62, FPI-138-62, FPI-158-62
Refrigerators/Freezers
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Frigidaire
1962 88 70mb $14.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1961 Hotpoint Electric Dryer Brochures
Beautiful brochures for the entire 1961 line of clothes dryers, both Air-Flow and Condenser.


Clothes Dryers
Published by:
Hotpoint
1961 22 44mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Westinghouse Refrigerator Owners Manual
Here is the complete owners manual to all Westinghouse Refrigerator/Freezers from 1949.


Refrigerators/Freezers
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Westinghouse
1949 44 34mb $9.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download The Inglis Dishwasher Use and Care Guide
Here is an owners manual for Royal 500 Inglis Dishwasher made by Whirlpool. 12 pages are in English and 12 in French.

Sections include:
BEFORE YOU USE YOUR DISHWASHER

NORMAL OPERATION

LOAD DISHWASHER

FILL RINSE CONDITIONER DISPENSER
ADD DETERGENT

CONNECT DISHWASHER
Water Connection
Electrical Connection
To Disconnect Dishwasher
SELECT CYCLE
WHICH CYCLE TO USE

LOADING SUGGESTIONS - BOTTOM RACK
Dishes
Dishes and Cooking Utensils
Cooking and Baking Utensils

LOADING SUGGESTIONS-TOP RACK
Glasses, Cups, Stemware
Dishes
Cooking and Baking Utensils
SILVERWARE BASKET
CUTLERY BASKET
WOOD TOP

CARE AND CLEANING

WASHING SPECIAL ITEMS

STARTING YOUR DISHWASHER ROYAL 100 MODEL
Sequence Lights
Cancel Drain

BEFORE CALLING A SERVICEMAN
Dishwashers
Published by:
Inglis
1974 24 19mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Your New Maytag Automatic Washer Instruction Book
Owners manual and operating instructions for Maytag's last AMP style washers, models 140 and 140S (suds-saver).


Automatic Washers
Published by:
Maytag
1957 26 16mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download The Owners Manual To The Very First Automatic Washer
How To Do Your Week's Wash Automatically

Here is true automatic washer history. This owners manual is what was packed with every Bendix Home Laundry in 1937, they year Bendix introduced the automatic washer to the world!

"Gone are the days when everything had to be washed, rinsed, wrung and ironed by hand. Gone is the back-breaking toil that made clean towels and sheets a luxury-that made an abundance of daily changes of body linen an extravagance almost unheard of. The housewife of today can be lavish with cleanliness. She can give her family plenty of fresh white linens-plenty of bright, clean clothes; for modern appliances have remade washday. Swift, scientific methods have replaced the long hours of drudgery that were once associated with the washing and ironing of clothes."
Automatic Washers
Published by:
Bendix
1937 40 22mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1967 Sears Kenmore Automatic Roto-Rack Dishwasher Owners Manual
Here is the complete owners manual to all 1967 Front Loading Portable Kenmore Roto-rack dishwashers.

Models included: 587.71091, 587.71111 and 587.71131
Dishwashers
Published by:
Kenmore
1967 21 19mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Here it is - The Great New Maytag Automatic Washer
This is a guide given to dealers and service personnel introduction Maytag's very first automatic washer. It contains adorable mid-century style illustrations describing the new machine in great detail. Explains how it works, what the cycle does and how to take it apart and troubleshoot any issue.


Automatic Washers
Published by:
Maytag
1949 54 35mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download How to enjoy convenient cooking with your General Electric Range
Full owners manual and use/care guide for all 1958 model General Electric electric ranges. Sections include: Surface Cooking, Oven Cooking and Complete care of your range.

R line (1958) models include: J299R Spacemaker, J301R Spacemaker, J303R Spacemaker, J304R Spacemaker, J400R Leader, J403R Stewardess, J404R Airliner, J407R Speedster, J402R Stratoliner, J408R Liberator.

If you are looking for the Service Manual for these ranges, it can be found here: 1958 General Electric Range Service Manual
Ranges/Stoves
Published by:
General Electric
1958 26 37mb $9.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Hoover Dial-A-Matic Service Instructions
Hoover revolutionized the vacuum cleaner industry when they introduced the Dial-A-Matic in 1963, with it's entirely different "clean-air" upright design. This is a comprehensive service manual that covers all of the Dial-A-Matic models, both self-propelled and non self-propelled. Step-by-step service instructions take you through complete disassembly of the machine, as well as disassembling and servicing the motor. Hoover again changed the vacuum cleaner industry in 1969, when it introduced the Self-Propelled Dial-A-Matic. This service manual also covers disassembling and servicing the actual power-drive transmission, which was at some point deemed too complicated and time-consuming to service, and was generally replaced as a complete unit if it deemed troublesome. There are some wonderful exploded views of the machine, motor, and power drive unit.

Dial-A-Matic models include (non power-drive): 1100, 1110, 1118, 1120, 1130, 1136, 1140, 1149, 1151, 1157, U5007, U5007-001, U5015, U5017
and power-drive models: 1170, 1176, 1178, U6003, U6003-001, U6007, U6039, U6039-030, U6041, U6049
Vacuum Cleaners
Published by:
Hoover
1973 28 10mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1973 Waste King Dishwasher Service Manual
Here is the comprehensive service manual to servicing most of the 1970's Waste King dishwashers. Updates through 1977 are included in this manual.

Models include: 410, 511,510, 575, 610, 711, 710, 777, 750, 878, 810, 811, 910, 911, 950, 979

Sections include full troubleshooting, repair, how to test and wiring diagrams.
Dishwashers
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Waste King
1973 63 47mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Maytag Washpower Automatic Operating Instructions for model A606S
8.5" x 11" operating instruction card that came with newly designed Center-Dial Maytag Washers.


Automatic Washers
Published by:
Maytag
1966 2 2mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1956 Frigidaire Refrigerator-Freezer Owners Manual
Here is the complete owners manual and use/care guide to all 1956 Frigidaire Home Refrigerators.

Models include: FI-121-56, FIW-150, FD-95-56 and FD-120-56.
Refrigerators/Freezers
Published by:
Frigidaire
1956 32 37mb $9.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Silver Anniversary of the First Maytag Automatic
"In 1949 the first Maytag automatic washers rolled down the lines at Maytag's brand new Plant 2 in Newton, IA. On these pages we take a nostalgic look at what those 25 years have wrought -- in product, in place facilities, in employees and in dealers."


Automatic Washers
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Maytag
1974 4 3mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1967 General Electric Appliances and Equipment Catalog
Here is the complete catalog to all GE home appliances and electric equipment.

Images and full specifications included for each product. Products include:

Built-In Ovens
Range Hoods and Exhaust Fans
Cooktops
Single and Double Oven Americana Ranges
Free Standing Ranges
Mark 27" Drop-In Ranges
All Transistor Built-In Electronic Products
Combination Washer-Dryers
Filter-Flow Washers
Gas and Electric Dryers
24" Filter-Flo Washers
Built-In and Portable Dishwashers
Under-sink Dishwasher
Food Waste Disposals
Refrigerator-Freezers
Food Freezers
Air Conditioning and Heating units
Silicones
Wiring Devices and Wall Switches
Electrical Boxes and Products
Water Heaters
Outdoor Lighting

Full Catalog
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General Electric
1967 44 54mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Apex Wash-A-Matic 6000-6001-6002 Series Service Manual
Service manual for servicing 1953-1955 Apex Wash-a-Matic automatic washers. Sections include:

Complete details of Wash-A-Matic, Specifications, Timer Cycle Chart, Tools, Drive Unit Suspension, Diaphragm and Drive Mechanism, Main Bearing Assembly, Water Value and Spin Pilot Valve, Timer and Dials, Pumps, Service instructions, Complaints-causes-remedies, Service Bulletins, Belt-Driven Pump.
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Published by:
Apex
1954 44 14mb $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
Published by:
Barton
1957 32 17mb $7.99
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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
Published by:
Hotpoint
1979 184 82mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1960 Frigidaire Gas Dryer Service Tech-Talk Service Manual
Here is the comprehensive service manual to Frigidaire's very first gas dryers.

Models include: DSG-60, DDG-60, DCDG-60 and DIG-60.

Sections include:
Air Circulation Diagram, Construction and Features, Diagnosis Chart, Installation, Model Specifications, Service Operations, Tools, Wiring Diagram and Showroom Display.
Clothes Dryers
Published by:
Frigidaire
1960 32 26mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Instructions for the Use and Care of the Hoover Electric Cleaner Model 450
Full owners manual for the Hoover model 450 upright vacuum cleaner. Includes instructions for the Hoover Dustette as well.


Vacuum Cleaners
Published by:
Hoover
1933 16 13mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Consumer Bulletin Magazine - July 1960
Consumer Bulletin was a highly respected consumer product information magazine from the 1930's onward. It was the main competitor to Consumer Reports from the 1930's through the 1960's.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Concluding test findings on the new outboard motors



Regular Features Include:
  • The Consumers’ Observation Post

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

  • Brief cumulative index

  • Listings of Current Phonograph Records

  • Ratings of Current Motion Pictures

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