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Kenmore's Very First Automatic Washer


Published by Kenmore in 1948-- This is one of my favorites. It is a Brochure available in Sears stores when they introduced their first automatic washer, in the late 1940's, produced of course by Whirlpool. The machine had no suspension system so it was necessary to bolt it to the floor or to a concrete block.

Also included is the complete owners manual and operating instruction to this machine.

Number of Pages: 26
File Size: 14mb
Download Fee: $11.99

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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
Published by:
Maytag
1958 26 8mb $11.99
Introductory Price of $3.99


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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
Published by:
Maytag
1970 6 29mb $8.99
Introductory Price of $3.99


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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
Published by:
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
Published by:
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 Dexter Commercial Washer Service Manual
Here is a look at the Philco-Bendix made Dexter Double-Load front loading commercial washer. What is interesting about this machine is it was designed with an overflow hose designed to overflow away suds about the 1/2 way mark of the window!

Full service manual including specifications, troubleshooting and service procedures.
Automatic Washers
Published by:
Dexter
1972 72 31mb $14.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1954 Hamilton Gas Dryer Service Manual
Complete service manual to Hamilton gas dryer model 360G.

Sections include: General, Installation, Exhaust system, Cabinet Panels, Controls, Gas Parts, Drum and Transmission, Troubleshooting, Service Agencies.
Clothes Dryers
Published by:
Hamilton
1954 54 67mb $14.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1969 Tupperware Catalog
Here is a fastinating look at Tupperware products available in the late 1960s.


Miscellaneous Housewares
Published by:
Tupperware
1969 48 82mb $12.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1976 Kenmore Washer Service Manual
Retail generic service manual covering all Kenmore washers both full size and portable models. Sections include:

Predelivery Requirements
Installation Procedure
Moving Preparations

Component Description & Service Procedures:
Water System
Mechanical System
Electrical System
Cycle of Operation
Compact Washers
Troubleshooting Charts
Wiring Terminal Designation
Wiring Diagrams and how to read them
Lubrication Instructions
Sample Parts List
Automatic Washers
Published by:
Kenmore
1976 84 93mb $14.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Classroom Textbook on Servicing Electric Ranges
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 electric ranges.


Ranges/Stoves
Published by:
NRI
1972 68 109mb $14.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Facts About Your New Mixer
Full owners manual and use/care guide to all triple-beat GE stand mixers from the 1950's.


Small Appliances
Published by:
General Electric
1955 48 23mb $11.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1964-1969 Whirlpool Dishwasher Service Manual
Here is the comprehensive service manual to all Whirlpool made dishwashers from 1964-1969.

Full specifications and historical design changes for each model, complete troubleshooting, service procedure information and wiring schematics.

Models include: SLU-70, SLU-76, SLU-80, SLU-82, SLU-90, SCL-95, SLC-100, SLC-200, SLC-300, SPU-68, SPU-70, SPU-80, SPU-90, SPC-100, SPC-200, SPC-300, SRC-60, SCR-70, SRC-80, SRC-90, SRU-60, SRU-70, SRU-80, SRU-85, SRU-90, SSU-70, SSU-80, SSU-85, SSU-90, SSU-100, SSF-60, SSF-70, SSF-80, SSF-90, SSF-100, STU-70, STU-80, STU-90, STU-100, STF-60, STF-70, STF-80, STF-90, STF-100
Dishwashers
Published by:
Whirlpool
1969 155 192mb $14.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1947 General Electric Ranges Owners Manual
Here is the complete owner's manual and use/care guide to all 1947 General Electric freestanding electric ranges.

Models included:
Stratoliner: DDI-47
Airliner: CDI-47
Leader: CTI-47
Ranges/Stoves
Published by:
General Electric
1947 56 74mb $12.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download How to Use Your Cuisinart Food Processor
Complete owner's manual to one of the earliest Cuisinart Food Processers ever produced. Model CFP-5A which ran from 1973-1976. Manual includes suggested recipes at end.


Small Appliances
Published by:
Cuisinart
1973 68 42mb $11.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1961 General Electric Commercial Washer and Dryer Service Manual
Here is the service manual for the newly redesigned perforated tub commercial washers from GE. GE commercial dryers are also highlighted in part 2 of the manual.

Models include:
WC470V, WC472V, WC474V, WC475V, & WC477V WASHERS
MODEL DC380V & DC382V DRYERS
Automatic Washers & Dryers
Published by:
General Electric
1961 60 78mb $12.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1974 Westinghouse Tumbler Washer and Dryer Use and Care Guides
Complete use and care guide to front loading Westinghouse washer model: LT100P and dryer: DE100P (electric)/ DG100P (gas)


Automatic Washers & Dryers
Published by:
Westinghouse
1974 8 9mb $11.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1961 General Electric Built-in Cooking Appliances Users Manual
Here is the owners manual and use/care guide to GE built-in ovens and cooktops from the early 1960's. Models include:

J820, J822, J824, J620, J630, J624, J634, J802, J902, J904, J900, J810, J812, J814, J880, J882, J884, J850, J852, J854

J710, J720, J750, J730, J780, J810, J820, J850, J880, J900, J620, J630, J712, J722, J752, J732, J782, J812, J822, J852, J882, J902, J624, J634, J714, J724, J754, J784, J802, J814, J824, J854, J884, J904
Ranges/Stoves
Published by:
General Electric
1961 36 44mb $12.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1957-1965 Kenmore Combination Washer-Dryer Service Manual
Here is the comprehensive service manual to all Sears Kenmore Combination Washer/Dryers from 1957 to 1965. Both 30" and 27" machines are highlighted.

Highlighted Models include: 110.57105100, 110.5710700, 110.5810100, 110.5810500, 110.5809500, 110.5810800, 110.5809800, 110.5810950, 110.5809950, 110.5810100, 110.5910500, 110.5909500, 110.5910900, 110.5910950, 110.5909900, 110.5909950, 110.6110800, 110.6109800, 110.6309800, 110.6310800, 110.6509900, 110.6510900, 110.6110800-801~802, 110.6109800-801-802, 110.6109500, 110.6110500, 110.6109100, 110.6110100. Other models numbers not specifically listed above from 1957-1965 range are also included/valid in this manual.
Combination Washer/Dryers
Published by:
Kenmore
1965 0 165mb $14.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download KitchenAid 15 Series Top Loading Portable Dishwasher Owners Manual
Here is the complete owners manual and operating instruction for all 15 series top loading KitchenAid portable dishwashers.

Models include:
variCycle: KD-5, KDA-5, KDW-5,
Electra: KDY-5, KDE-5, KDC-5.
Dishwashers
Published by:
KitchenAid
1964 16 $11.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1937 Westinghouse Worlds Fair Dishwasher Parts Catalog
Here is a fascinating document showing the first two dishwashers Westinghouse dishwashers ever. This includes the very first front loading home dishwasher. The front loading machine was demonstrated heavily at 1939-1940 World's Fair in NYC. This document is an important piece of appliance history.


Dishwashers
Published by:
Westinghouse
1937 12 18mb $12.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download The Inside Story of the Tumbler Washer
Here is an issue of the Westinghouse Service Beacon that highlights the internal workings of the Westinghouse 3-Belt automatic washer. It covers in depth how exactly the washer drives both tumble wash and spin as well as adjustments to make to keep the washer running properly.


Automatic Washers
Published by:
Westinghouse
1972 12 16mb $12.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Westinghouse Appliances For Home Planning
Here is a sales literature brochure highlighting the 1959 line of Westinghouse Appliances for the home. Products include:

Refrigerators Freezers
Built-in Ovens and Cooktops
Freestanding Ranges
Dishwashers
Disposers
Laundry Twins
Automatic Washers and Dryers
Combination Washer/Dryer
Air-Conditioners
Metal and Wood Westinghouse Cabinets
Full Catalog
Published by:
Westinghouse
1959 16 49mb $9.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1980 Frigidaire Parts and Accessory Catalog
This is the last Parts catalog produced by General Motors/Frigidaire before the Frigidaire division was sold off to WCI in 1980. This has the final replacement part numbers for GM/Frigidaire parts as some of the earlier part numbers were consolidated into updated replacement part numbers. It is the complete parts listings of all major serviceable parts for all post-war Frigidaire Major Appliances through 1979. Full listings of major parts and their part number is included.

Ranges 1946-1979
Refrigerators 1946-1979
Washers 1947-1979 (including 1-18 and Laundry Center models)
Dryers 1952-1979
Dishwashers 1955-1979
Air Conditioners 1947-1979

Plus accessories for all appliances.

Having the manufacturers part number for the part you need is essential for doing internet/eBay searches to locate these rare, no longer available parts. In many circumstances they can be found once you know the part number. This guide is essential for anyone who has any vintage Frigidaire appliance.
Full Catalog
Published by:
Frigidaire
1980 228 177mb $14.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1957 Maytag Highlander Washer Service Manual
Here is the very first service manual Maytag produced when they introduced their newly designed Helical-Drive washer. Models include: 123, 123S. Supplements at end introduce models 131, 131S, 141 and 141S.


Automatic Washers
Published by:
Maytag
1957 74 105mb $12.99

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Thumbnail Image of Download Speed Queen Washer Model A39 Brochure and Installation Instructions
Here is the sales brochure and installation instructions for Speed Queen washer model A39.


Automatic Washers
Published by:
Speed Queen
1962 3 2mb $8.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Maytag Wringer Washer Service Manual
This is a comprehensive service manual for many of the electric Maytag Wringer washers made from 1933 thru 1957 and beyond. Serial number identification chart is included to help determine the approximate date of your machine. Full repair and rebuild instructions are included.

Models included: 80, 90, F, 15, 10, 110, 18, 25, N10, A, 30, 32, E, J, N, E2, J2, N2.

If you are looking for the gas Maytag wringer washer service manual please see this manual...

Maytag Gas and Electric Washer Service Manual
Wringer Washers
Published by:
Maytag
1957 56 51mb $14.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1954 Westinghouse Hand Mixer Service Manual
Complete service manual to Westinghouse Mixer model PM-541 hand mixer. Sections include Explanation of Parts, Trouble Diagnoses, Adjustments and Tests, Replacing Parts.


Small Appliances
Published by:
Westinghouse
1954 8 9mb $12.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1954 Electric Range Clock and Dryer Timer Service Manual
Here is an interesting service manual that is intended for readers to do light repairs on their range clock/timer as well as dryer timers. Sections include: General Diagnosis and Repair, Timer Identification, Testing the Timer and Recommended tools.


Ranges/Stoves
Published by:
General Electric
1954 35 10mb $14.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Kelvinator Washer Service Manual - 1960
Here is the complete service manuals to all 1960 Kelvinator automatic washers.

Models include: W-95M, W-92M, W-70M, W-35M, W-30M and W-20M.

Sections include:
1. Installation Instructions
2. Mechanical Operation
3. Electrical Components
4. "Suds-Back" Components
5. Parts and Their Replacement
6. Lubrication
7. Service Diagnosis
8. Specifications
Automatic Washers
Published by:
Kelvinator
1960 54 31mb $12.99
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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
Published by:
General Electric
1967 44 54mb $8.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Hamilton Beach Food Mixer Instructions and Tested Recipes
Full owners manual to Hamilton Beach's Food Mixer model K. Includes operating instructions, blow, beaters and motor care information and tested recipes.


Small Appliances
Published by:
Hamilton Beach
1965 44 28mb $11.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1968 Whirlpool Laundry Appliances Fax-Pac
Here is the official Whirlpool feature training book highlighting the 1968 Whirlpool washer, dryer, wringer washer and portable model lines. Whirlpool fans this beautiful book is definitely for you. This training series was similar to Frigidaire's VIP series which was given to appliance dealers to educate them of all the wonderful new features on Whirlpool appliances. Book contains beautiful images, cycle charts, graphics and comparisons for all aspects of the belt-drive washer and matching dryers and wringer washers.

Introduces new "Decorator Front Panel" option with woodtone fronts!

This item is scanned at 600dpi for super crisp clear text and images.
Automatic Washers & Dryers
Published by:
Whirlpool
1966 43 121mb $8.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Mobile Maid Automatic Dishwasher Brochures
Absolutely beautiful brochures showing off GE's 1963 line of portable top-loading dishwashers, both spray-arm and impeller machines.


Dishwashers
Published by:
General Electric
1963 12 30mb $8.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Early 60's Kelvinator Dishwasher Brochures
Here are some wonderful brochures highlighting Kelvinator dishwashers from the early 60's, both built-in and portable. Full images and specifications included.

Models include: UDW-45, P-570 and KPDW-12.
Dishwashers
Published by:
Kelvinator
1962 16 18mb $8.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download How to Make Washdays Carefree Days with your new Kelvinator Automatic Washer
Full owners manual and operating instructiions book for all 1957 Kelvinator automatic washer with "centric" action. Includes the top of the line "Do-All Dial" model.


Automatic Washers
Published by:
Kelvinator
1957 36 17mb $11.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1964 Kenmore Dryer 700 Series Operating Instructions
Here are the operating instructions packed with every 700 Series Kenmore Dryer in 1964.


Clothes Dryers
Published by:
Kenmore
1964 4 5mb $11.99
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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 1957 General Electric Built-In Ovens and Cook-tops Brochure
Here is a brochure showing off one of the more common built-in GE Ovens and cook-tops that we still see many of even today which is a sign of GE's amazing quality of the 1950s. Also included is a brochure for the two unit surface section. Models include: J-501, J-502, J-551, J-552 and J-554.


Ranges/Stoves
Published by:
General Electric
1957 8 11mb $9.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download KitchenAid KD-15 Series Dishwasher Owners Manual
Complete owners manuals and operating instructions to all 15 series KitchenAid automatic dishwashers from the middle and late 1960s. Models include Superba KDS-15, Imperial KDI-15 and the Custom KDC-15.

You are about to enjoy freedom from the monotony and drudgery of hand dishwashing that will make every mealtime a joy and save you hours and hours in which to do more of the pleasant and important things you like to do. Getting off to the right start with your new KitchenAid dishwasher is all important and that is why we urge you to become thoroughly familiar with the following information before you ever press a Cycle Selector Button. Knowing how to load and operate your KitchenAid properly will not only assure you of top performance but actually add much to the fun of " doing the dishes" automatically.
Dishwashers
Published by:
KitchenAid
1965 16 16mb $11.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Combination Washer-Dryer Service Manual
Full and very comprehensive service manual for all early GE Combination Washer-Dryers with transmission drive. Models specifically covered in this manual: WDS60N, WDS61N, WDS62N, WDS63N, WDS64N.


Combination Washer/Dryers
Published by:
General Electric
1956 67 42mb $12.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1951 General Electric Refrigerator Owners Manual
Complete use and care guide/owner's manual to General Electric Refrigerators of the early 1950's.

Models include:LF-11J, LF-8J, LCS-8J
Refrigerators/Freezers
Published by:
General Electric
1951 40 38mb $12.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download The Dependable Washers and Dryers of Maytag
This large format book is one of the most beautiful sales literature brochures Maytag produced in the 1960s. It clearly tries to make a connection between busy families and doing laundry. The brochure highlights the entire line of Maytag laundry products available in the early and mid 1960s. Images and specifications for all Maytag automatics washers and dryers, wringer washers and combination washer-dryers. This is a must have piece of history for all Maytag fans!


Automatic Washers & Dryers
Published by:
Maytag
1963 16 19mb $8.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Operating Instructions and The Basic Dryer Book
Owners Manual, Operating Instructions, Installation Instructions for Whirlpool dryers Models LPE 890-0 and LPI 890-1.


Clothes Dryers
Published by:
Whirlpool
1966 16 16mb $11.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download General Electric Appliances for Better Living
Full catalog showing all of GE's major appliance line, refrigerators, freezers, electric ranges, water heaters, dishwashers, disposalls, electric sinks, washers, dryers, ironers. Catalog also includes the entire line of GE Metal Cabinets for kitchens and utility areas.


Full Catalog
Published by:
General Electric
1950 24 29mb $8.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1959 Philco Duomatic Combination Washer-Dryer Brochure
Here is a wonderful brochure for the Philco's first 27" combination washer/dryer. Illustrations and Specs included for model: CE-794.


Combination Washer/Dryers
Published by:
Philco
1959 4 39mb $8.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1974 Norge Dishwasher Brochures
Here are some wonderful brochures showing the very rare Norge dishwasher, both built-in and portable models highlighted. Models included: KDU2420A, KDU2430A, KDU2440A, KDU2460A, KDU2480A, KDP2420A, KDP2430A, KDP2450A, KDP2480A.


Dishwashers
Published by:
Norge
1974 12 7mb $8.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Speed Queen Washer and Dryer Brochures
Brochures with full specifications highlighting the 1985 line of Speed Queen Automatic Washers and Dryers.


Automatic Washers & Dryers
Published by:
Speed Queen
1985 12 $8.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1961 Hotpoint Refrigerator/Freezer Brochures
Beautiful brochures for the some of the 1961 Hotpoint Refrigerator.


Refrigerators/Freezers
Published by:
Hotpoint
1961 10 17mb $8.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Operating Instructions for your Norge Automatic Washer
Operating instruction book for Norge Automatic washers model AWK1610.


Automatic Washers
Published by:
Norge
1971 8 4mb $11.99

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