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Beautiful Kelvinator Automatic Washer Brochure with Complete Service Manual


Published by Kelvinator in 1955-- 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.

Number of Pages: 38
File Size: 34mb
Download Fee: $12.99

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Thumbnail Image of Download Westinghouse Laundromat Model LCC30 Owners Manual
Full Owners manual and use/care guide to Westinghouse Laundromat automatic home washer model LCC30.


Automatic Washers
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Westinghouse
1963 24 20mb $11.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Westinghouse Laundromat Model LLC30 Owners Manual
Full Owners manual and use/care guide to Westinghouse Laundromat automatic home washer model LLC30.


Automatic Washers
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Westinghouse
1963 24 21mb $11.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1954 Norge Automatic Washer and Dryer Brochures
Here are some beautiful sales literature brochures highlighting Norge's 1954 line of automatic washers, semi-automatic washers and clothes dryers. Suggested retail price list at end of file.

Models include:

Automatic washers: AW450, AW-425, AW-422SP, AW-410

Semi-Automatic washers: AW-405

Dryers: AG-730, AE-620, AG-710, AE-610.
Automatic Washers & Dryers
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Norge
1954 20 66mb $8.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Maytag Washer A702-A702S Owners Manual
Here is the complete owners manual and operating instructions packed with every Maytag A702/A702S (S is the suds-saver model) from the early 1960's.


Automatic Washers
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Maytag
1962 22 22mb $11.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Speed Queen Combination Washer-Dryer Facts Manual
Here is the very rare Facts Manual produced by Speed Queen when they introduced their Washer-Dryer combination machine to highlight all the features and conveniences of having one machine do both the washing and drying.


Combination Washer/Dryers
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Speed Queen
1962 16 36mb $8.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1955 Kelvinator Automatic Washer Owners Manual
Complete use/care guide and owners manual to Kelvinator Automatic washer model AW-2 and Semi-automatic washer model SW.


Automatic Washers
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Kelvinator
1955 32 30mb $11.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1965 General Electric Automatic Washer Operating Guide
Here is complete operating instructions and use/care guide to GE washer models WA-832A and WA-837A.


Automatic Washers
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General Electric
1965 26 51mb $11.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Brochure to the Very First Whirlpool Automatic Washer
Here is a wonderful brochure Whirlpool produced back in '47 when they introduced their very first automatic washer.


Automatic Washers
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Whirlpool
1947 12 38mb $11.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1950 Westinghouse Laundromat Brochure
Here is a beautiful brochure from Westinghouse showing off their new 1950 model Laundromat model L-5.


Automatic Washers
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Westinghouse
1950 16 42mb $8.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1957 Speed Queen Washer Operating Instructions and Brochure
Complete sales literature brochure as well the operating instruction guide to 1957 Speed Queen automatic washer models A18 and A19.


Automatic Washers
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Speed Queen
1957 8 23mb $11.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1987 Whirlpool Laundry Products Catalog
Here is a wonderful brochure highlighting the 1987 line of Whirlpool Washers and Dryers.

Models include washers: LA3400XS, LA4400XS LA5400XS, LA6300XS, LA5000XS, LA5300XS, LA5500XS, LA5700XS, LA6150XS, LA7700XS, LA3800XS, LA5380XS, LA5580XS, LA5800XS, LA7800XS, LABBOOXS, LA9800XS.

dryers:
LE/G2000XS, LE/G3000XS, LE/G5700XS, LE/G5800XS, LE/G6150XS, LE/G7800XS, LE/G9800XS.
Automatic Washers & Dryers
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Whirlpool
1987 24 67mb $14.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1960 Hotpoint Automatic Washer Brochures
Here are beuatiful brochures for the 1960 line of Hotpoint Automatic Washers. Models include:

LW090, LW070, LW060, LW050, LW0506, LW030, LW025.
Automatic Washers
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Hotpoint
1960 16 67mb $8.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1960 Hotpoint Dryer Brochures
Brochures highligting the 1960 line of Hotpoint clothes dryers.

Modes Include:

LC090, LB090, LB070, LB050, LB030
Clothes Dryers
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Hotpoint
1960 10 38mb $8.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1963 Pyrex Glassware Retail Catalog
Here is a wonderful and rare catalog of Pyrex-ware glass kitchen products. Products include:

Clear ovenware, Town & Country, Turquoise, Early American, Pink, Primary sets, Casseroles, Coffee pots, saucepans, double boilers, dishware and tumblers, salt/pepper shakers. Full retail price list included at end for all products.
Full Catalog
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Pyrex
1963 0 47mb $14.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1960 Hotpoint Cooking Appliances Brochures
Beautiful brochures highlighting the 1960 line of electric ranges, cooktops, built-in ovens and the Customline Crest line of ranges as well.

Models include:
RB75-A, RB65-A, RB45-A, RB18-A, RB15-A, RA-301, RA-101, CustomLine Crest RU75-A, RU45-A, RR25-A, RJ85-A, RJ65-A, RJ35-A, RJ34-A, RJ15-A, RL75-A, RJ77-A, RJ-76A,
Ranges/Stoves
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Hotpoint
1960 38 150mb $14.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1984 General Electric Washer Use and Care Book
Here is the complete owners manual and use/care guide to GE Automatic Washer model WWA8364V.


Automatic Washers
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General Electric
1984 32 63mb $11.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1962 General Electric Washers and Dryers Brochures
Here are beautiful brochures for the 1962 line of GE automatic washers, combination washer/dryers, utility sink washer and dryers.

High resolution scan of 600dpi for crisp Images and full specifications included.

Models include...
Washers: WA-1050W, WA-950W, WA-850W, WA-750W, WA-650W, WA-550W
Dryers: DA-1020W, DA-920W, DA-820W, DA-720W, DA-620W, DA-520W
Utility/Sink Washer: WB2050W
Undercounter Dryer: DU2020W
Combination Washer/Dryers: WD-860W, WD-560W
Automatic Washers & Dryers
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General Electric
1962 32 149mb $14.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download GE Pull-Out Dishwasher Operating Guide
Here is the complete owners manual and operating use/care instructions to 1962 General Electric pull-out built-in dishwashers models: SU66 and SU60.


Dishwashers
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General Electric
1962 24 35mb $11.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1962 General Electric Range-Oven Brochures
Here are beautiful brochures for the 1962 line of GE free standing electric ranges and cooking appliances, including the Americana models!


High resolution scan of 600dpi for crisp Images and full specifications included.

Models include...
J790W, J792W, J760W, J762W, J791W, J761W, J763W, J408W, J750W, J304W, J404W, J303W, J403W, J406W, J402W, J302W, J400W, J401W, J301W, J299W.

Also included is the planning dimensions book the Americana model J790W.
Ranges/Stoves
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General Electric
1962 0 150mb $14.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Maytag Washer Model 142B-142SB Owners Manual
Here is a rare owners manual on the first major center-dial Maytag automatic washer. Models include both 142B and 142SB (suds saver model).


Automatic Washers
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Maytag
1958 26 8mb $11.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1990 Maytag Washers and Dryers Brochure
Beautiful brochure highlighting the 2nd to last generation of helical drive Newton made Maytag laundry appliances.

Models include:
washers: A9800, A9700, A9400, A9200, A7800, A7500, A7300.

dryers: D9900, D9800, D7600, D7500, D7400, D4000.
Automatic Washers & Dryers
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Maytag
1990 16 32mb $14.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1970 Maytag Dishwasher Brochure
Very fun brochure highligting the Maytag top-of-the line dishwasher of the early 1970s.


Dishwashers
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Maytag
1970 6 29mb $8.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1965 Westinghouse Top-Loading Washer Brochures
Here are brochures produced right after the switch-over to Westinghouse's own design of top-loading automatic washers.

Models include: LAF200, LAF400 and LAF600. Dryers are also shown: DTF200, DTF400/DGF400 and DTF600/DGF600
Automatic Washers
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Westinghouse
1965 12 53mb $8.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1954 Whirlpool Home Laundry Appliances Book
Here is an absolute beautifully illustrated catalog in book form from Whirlpool highlighting their 1954 line of home laundry appliances.

Products include automatic washers, dryers, wringer washers and mangle ironer.

Scanned at 600ddpi high resolution for a beautiful pdf file.
Automatic Washers & Dryers
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Whirlpool
1954 52 171mb $14.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Early Kenmore Dishwasher Owners Manual
I'm guessing this book is from around 1956. This is probably the first front-loading home dishwasher ever marketed by Kenmore. It's made by D&M. The dishwasher in the earlier Sears catalogs was marketed under the name Homart as a top-loading machine.

Full operating instructions, cycle chart, installation instructions and parts list included.
Dishwashers
Published by:
Kenmore
1956 36 40mb $12.99

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Thumbnail Image of Download 1972 Beam Central Vacuum System Brochure
Here is a sales literature brochure for the Beam Central Vacuum cleaning system for homes in the early 1970's.


Vacuum Cleaners
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Beam
1972 6 4mb $8.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download How to use and enjoy your new 1957 Frigidaire Electric Range
Full owners manual and operating instructions to all 1957 40" Frigidaire Electric Ranges.

Models include:
Imperial: RI-70-57 and RI-60-57
Deluxe: RD-45-57, RDG-45-57 and RD-25-57
Super: RS-15-57 and RS-10-57
Ranges/Stoves
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Frigidaire
1957 40 22mb $12.99
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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 $8.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download WCD-65 Custom Deluxe Washer Operating Instructions
Full use and care guide for the '65 Frigidaire Custom Deluxe automatic washer, model WCD-65 with the Roller-matic transmission.


Automatic Washers
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Frigidaire
1965 4 4mb $11.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1973 Smith-Corona Typewriter Brochures
Here are some wonderful sales literature brochures from Smith-Corona highlighting their line of portable typewriters.

Models include: Coronet Super 12, Coronet Super 10, Electra 120, Electric 12, Electric 10, Corsair Deluxe and the Super G.
Home Products
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Smith-Corona
1973 10 16mb $8.99
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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
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Hoover
1973 28 10mb $12.99
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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 $11.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1983 Kelvinator Appliances Catalog
Here is a 52 page catalog of WCI/Kelvinator appliances from 1983. Full images and descriptions of all models available at that time included.

Products include:
Refrigerators
Freezers
Ranges
Full Size Automatic Washers
Full Size Clothes Dryers
Portable and Space Saving Washers and Dryers
Dishwashers
Air Conditioners
Dehumidifiers

Full Catalog
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Kelvinator
1983 52 45mb $8.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download KitchenAid 5 Series Top-Loading Dishwasher Parts Catalog
Here is the complete parts list to all 5 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:

KDC-5 (Electra) KDA-5 (Vari-Cycle)
KDW-5 (Vari-Cycle)
Dishwashers
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KitchenAid
1972 20 8mb $14.99
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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
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Launderall
1947 23 9mb $11.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1957 Speed Queen Washer Operating Instructions and Brochure
Complete sales literature brochure as well the operating instruction guide to 1957 Speed Queen automatic washer models A18 and A19.


Automatic Washers
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Speed Queen
1957 8 23mb $11.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Hoover Concept One and Concept Two Vacuum Cleaner Service Instructions
These service instructions take you through complete disassembly of the cleaner, including the motor for both power drive and non-power drive models. If you are looking to keep your Concept in top-shape, or specifically fix something that's broken, these are a must! While not as easy to service as a basic Convertible; the Concept really isn't too bad to work on, these instructions will surely help the novice.

Aligning with its 70th anniversary, in 1978 Hoover introduced the Concept One into their product-line, replacing the 15-year old Dial-A-Matic as the new 'A-Line' of cleaners. Hoover went back to the dirty-air design, and built, arguably, one of the best carpet-cleaning vacuum cleaners ever made. The Concept one came in both self-propelled and non-self propelled models. The Quadraflex Agitator was introduced with the Concept, and the cord-winder came back to an upright after a brief appearance on a Convertible in the early 70s. A few years later, Hoover added a 'Dustbuster' type vacuum to the front of Concept, and the Concept Two was born; also in self-propelled and non-self propelled models. The Concept had a run of about 16 years, give or take - ending as the 'PowerMax' (PowerMax service instructions are not specifically included within these particular service instructions, but the PowerMax is very similar to the Concept in most ways).
Vacuum Cleaners
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Hoover
1983 49 25mb $12.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1959-1960 Philco-Bendix Duomatic Washer-Dryer Combination Service Manual
Here is the comprehensive service manual to Philco-Bendix's first 27" compact style combination washer-dryers.

Models include CE792, CE794, CE700, CE702, CE704, CE700U.

Manual includes full specifications, cycle operations charts, complete troubleshooting and servicing instructions.
Combination Washer/Dryers
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Philco
1960 137 118mb $12.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download KitchenAid 67 Series Front Loading Portable Dishwasher Owners Manual
Complete owners manuals and operating instructions to all 67 series KitchenAid Front Loading automatic dishwashers from the late 1960s. Models include the Regency KDR-67 and the Deluxe KDD-67.


Dishwashers
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KitchenAid
1967 20 13mb $11.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Maytag Automatic Washers and Dryers - The Mid 80s
Here is a wonderful brochure highlighting Maytag washers and dryers of the mid 1980's. Full specifications and control panel views of each model included. Models highlighted: A712, A612, A512, A412, A312, A212, A112, D712, D612, D512, D412, D312, D212.


Automatic Washers & Dryers
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Maytag
1984 16 19mb $8.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1956 Kelvinator Food-a-Rama and Refrigerator-Freezer Brochures
Here are some wonderful brochures highlighting the 1956 line of Kelvinator Refrigerator-Freezers. Full images and specifications for each model included.


Models include: Food-a-Rama K89-F16, K67-F12, K46-F11, K44-F11, K46Z-F11, K22-Z8.
Refrigerators/Freezers
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Kelvinator
1956 16 27mb $8.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Hotpoint All Porcelain Washers and Dryers
Brochure highlighting the 1966 Hotpoint line of washers and dryers. Images and specifications included. "First with the features women want most".


Automatic Washers & Dryers
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Hotpoint
1966 5 9mb $8.99
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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.
Automatic Washers
Published by:
Apex
1954 44 14mb $12.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1958 Frigidaire Ultra-Clean Washer Tech-Talk Service Manual
Here is the comprehensive service manual to all 1958 Frigidaire automatic washing machines, both the Unimatic and Pulsamatic styles. Models include WCIR-58, WCI-58, WI-58, WDP-58, WD-58 and WD-58. Includes complete in-depth specifications for all models, cycle charts, service instructions and complete Unimatic and Pulsamatic rebuilding instructions.

1958 was the last year Frigidiare produced their Unimatic and Pulsamatic washers for the home. The next model year in 1959 Frigidaire introduced their Multimatic washer. Frigidaire did continue to produced the Unimatic washer until 1964 but this was for coin-operated laundries only.
Automatic Washers
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Frigidaire
1958 76 54mb $12.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1951 Apex Major Appliances Catalog
Here is a full catalog of all Apex Major Appliances. Dishwashers, Sink-Dishwasher combinations, Apex Wash-a-Matic, Apex Gas and Electric Dryers, Apex Fold-a-Matic Ironer.


Full Catalog
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Apex
1951 8 8mb $8.99
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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
Published by:
Westinghouse
1957 56 21mb $12.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1964 Kenmore Automatic Washer Models
Service supplement showing all of the 1964 Kenmore washer models along with a description of features for each machine. This supplement also includes images of the control dials and cycle-charts as well as operating instructions for each model!


Automatic Washers
Published by:
Kenmore
1964 19 13mb $12.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download The GE Review
The GE Review was an engineering magazine created to report on the advances of technology of the time, including advances in Home Appliances.

Articles in July 1952 issue...


Editorial: The Fourth of July

New Switchgear Laboratory Goes into Operation
Late last month on the flatlands of southwest Philadelphia, GE’s new high-capacity switchgear development laboratory was officially dedicated. With Company spokesmen looking ahead to an annual U.S. power consumption of possibly a trillion kw-hrs by 1965—more than triple the amount now being used—the new laboratory will aid in the development of switch- gear of higher ratings to keep pace with this phenomenal growth. continued…

Engineering the Automatic Washer
The automatic clothes washer is a simple device—to the housewife. She throws in the laundry, sets a control dial, and goes about her telephoning. A short time later she removes the laundry—washed and damp-dried.

Simply stated, the function of a domestic washing machine is to get the laundry clean, rinse out the detergent, and extract most of the water. For a third of the century these operations were performed with a machine in which the laundry was manually lifted from the tub and fed through a water- extraction device. Most of these devices were wringers, powered by the washing- machine motor. A limited number were the centrifugal-extraction type using the same or a separate tub. continued…

Stopping Ships
Even with modern navigating and communication aids there are times when things get out of hand and a collision ol ships appears imminent. The need for meeting this situation—rare though it may he—has an influence on the design of ships’ power plants.

Most large and fast ships are powered bv a steam turbine that drives the propeller through suitable gearing and shafting. The astern power that is used for stopping a ship is provided by a comparatively small separate section of the main turbine. The question immediately arises as to why the astern element can’t be given the same power as the ahead element. Well, it can. The simplest arrangement would he another turbine of the same size geared to drive the propeller backwards. continued…

Ferromagnetography
Contrary to general belief printing did not originate with Gutenberg; to the ancient Chinese belongs the credit. They made engravings—used mainly for printing on silk cloth—by carving figures out of wooden blocks. Later, around 1120 BC. they introduced wooden blocks of movable type.

Modern printing, on the other hand, began in the middle ages—about the year 1423. It was during this period that Johann Gutenberg, a German stonemason, had the idea of printing with movable type. So he set about his skill, cutting alphabets out of small wooden blocks to be used for typesetting. A friend advised him to use metal instead of wood, since it wouldn’t wear out so easily. This he did. As you can imagine, this task required many years and a large expenditure of money. He financed his operations by borrowing money on the type he’d already completed. Then, to prove to his creditors and the many cynics the worth of his efforts, he completely reproduced the Bible in print. continued…

Cool Breezes — Story of the Electric Fan
Fans preceded written history by many centuries. Some of the most ancient known fans were those of the Chinese dating back to 3000 BC. And ceremonial fans were used in 1700 BC by the reigning monarchs of Egypt and Assyria. Some thousand years later the "punkah" —a hand-swung lightweight ceiling-suspended fan—was introduced in India, and even today is still in use there.

From exquisitely made folding tans of the Japanese, followed by 17th century Paris creations of surpassing beauty, we come to the practical palm-leaf type and simpler folding fans of grandmother’s day.

It’s not possible to give the exact age of the electric fan—the youngest member of the ancient family of fans. But the earliest record of a U.S. patent awarded for an electric fan was in 1854. This was a ceiling-suspended assembly of several large fan blades, each hinged along one edge to a horizontal rotating arm driven by a battery-operated motor. Arms on the blades struck projections causing the blades to vibrate and thus agitate the air. continued…

Longer Life for Dry-type Transformers
Improvements in dry-type power transformers and their insulations is a good example of how electrical engineers are continually making progress in lengthening the life span of electric equipment and increasing its endurance to higher temperatures.

For many years insulations known as Class A were about the only ones available to the transformer designer. These insulations consisted of materials such as cotton, silk, or paper—impregnated with organic varnishes to give them additional mechanical and electrical strength. They were used in a medium of mineral oil or air. Such insulations were relatively inexpensive but a maximum allowable temperature limit of 105 C was necessary for reasonable life. continued…

The G10 Germanium Rectifier
In 1886 a German chemist by the name of Alexander Winkler found an unknown metal sulfide and isolated the element which he called germanium. It has a shiny metallic appearance, is extremely hard and brittle, and is recovered as a by-product in the smelting and refining of zinc ores.

Because germanium falls into group four of the periodic table, it has some of the chemical characteristics of the elements on either side of it. Germanium is both an electrical conductor and an electrical insulator, depending on its temperature, and is classed as a semiconductor. continued…

Nylon for Bearings and Gears
Although nylon is generally associated with such decorative items as stockings and sweaters, we have found that its versatility extends well into the fields of bearings, gears, and other workaday applications.
Nylon is tough at low7 temperatures, is resistant to abrasion, has strength in thin sections, is light in weight, has certain self-lubricating qualities, and is resistant to many chemicals. Properties are given in the table on the opposite page. Exact characteristics and specifications can be found in the literature put out by the manufacturers of nylon molding powders.

Bearing Tests - Of interest to design engineers is published data that shows the effect of wear on nylon when used as a bearing material. Results of tests using nylon against nylon, steel, and brass under various loads and speeds, and with various lubricants, are given on page 35. As you may suspect, the lowest rates of wear are found when nylon is run against nylon in a dry condition, as well as when nylon is run against steel lubricated with SAE 10 oil. When nylon is rubbed against brass, the metal flakes off and contaminates the hearing surface. continued…

The Unit Cost of Light
There’s more to figuring the cost of a lighting system than adding up the prices of fixtures, installation, and electricity. A tabulation of over-all annual costs that the customer may expect to pay appeals to the businessman, because it is expressed in his own language. Rut further analytical cost studies of operating and maintenance methods and lamp efficiencies may show you the way to worth-while savings or better lighting for the same expenditure.

To help you along this economic pathway a relatively simple formula has been devised. It is referred to as the "unit cost of light” method. In its most flexible form it deals with the raw light as generated by the lamps in just one fixture. Then, once the unit cost of light in dollars per million lumen hours is known, you can easily apply it to a specific installation if over-all costs are also desired. continued…

Added Kick for Turbojet Engines
Getting an 80-ton airplane into the air in a matter of seconds is no easy job. The problem is one of providing more than normal maximum thrust or "kick” at take-off. In the case of B-45 and B-47 jet bombers, their power plants (J-47 turbojet engines—one is shown on the adjacent page) were equipped with combustion-chamber water-alcohol injection systems for augmenting thrust.

Variations of these systems boost the take-off thrust from 15 to 25 percent or higher. As a result, heavy jet-powered aircraft can take off from minimum- length runways with maximum safety. continued…

Are We Ready for Railroad Electrification in the U. S.? .
Admittedly, widespread electrification in I lie United States is not just around the corner. Rut there is an element in the cost of railroad electrification and in the success of operation through the ensuing years that can not be settled too soon. This all-important factor is standardization. And standardization is so important primarily because it permits repetitive manufacture. Standardization, of course, offers other advantages that may be more familiar, but every day brings new evidence that a custom-designed article built in a job shop cannot compete with a highly engineered item produced under conditions of repetitive manufacture.

It is time for all who may have a hand in railroad electrification in the United States to start sifting out the alternatives and to find agreement on what may be the standard system of electrification in this country. Let us speak briefly about the prospects of electrification and [hen expand the theme of standardization. continued…

A Brightening Outlook - When will we see railroad electrification resumed in the United States? The answer depends largely on costs, with the cost of fuel or energy being a big part of the expense of locomotive operation.

When we compare the cost of diesel fuel with the cost of purchased electric power at the figures current today, we find them roughly equivalent. We are speaking, of course, of gallons of fuel oil or kilowatt-hours of electricity at the locomotive. As long as power costs in these two forms are even approximately equal, it is obvious that the diesel- electric locomotive with its lower investment is the correct answer for new installations. At the same time this approximate equality tells us that extensive electrified systems already installed should continue to be operated. continued…

New Safeguard for Protective Coatings
You can best define a plastics material as a synthetic organic substance. At some stage of production it’s plastic— capable of being shaped; or liquid— capable of being cast. Furthermore, it’s either thermoplastic or thermosetting. If thermoplastic, it softens under heat and can he remolded. If thermosetting, it sets under heat and can’t be remolded.

Phenolic materials are thermosetting plastics. And from practically the outset of the industry they’ve enjoyed an ever- expanding market. They take many and various forms. Probably the most familiar to you are radio cabinets, telephone handsets, buttons, tube bases, mechanical parts, and so on. continued…

Dollar-sign Engineering
The photo sequence beginning on the next page will show you how a value analyst operates—step by step—on a typical project. Here, it’s the timer for the automatic clothes washer. Because space doesn't permit us to show the results of the analysis on every part of the timer, we have selected one part as being typical. (In the actual project more than 30 individual parts of the timer were analyzed for value.)

It should be emphasized that nothing was wrong with the timer when we approached the Value Analysis Unit and requested a survey. The timer operated satisfactorily and costs were in line with similar products. But. as is the case with far-sighted management, they wanted to see if it wasn’t possible to further eliminate any unnecessary costs. continued…

Moisture vs Rubber Insulation
Although rubber compounds are used to waterproof such everyday items as overshoes, raincoats, and garden hoses, rubber compounds in general can’t be considered waterproof when used as an insulation for wire and cable.

What works on raincoats may not work on cables—the basic differences are: length of exposure; effect of moisture on the electrical properties. Cables insulated with rubber compounds must withstand years of continual exposure with a consequent absorption of moisture. And moisture absorption has proved to be a contributing factor in cable failures. continued…
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