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The Vacuum Cleaner Section from the 1969 John Plain Catalog


Published by John Plain Catalog in 1969-- "John Plain book from which 51,000 retail stores buy and sell gifts and homewares". The now defunct John Plain company out of Chicago produced catalogs for many decades in the 20th century. Here are the vacuum cleaner pages from the 1969 catalog. Models include: Hoover, General Wet-Vac, General Carpet-Mate, Sunbeam, Regina, Shetland, Eureka. Also floor polishers from General, Hoover, Sunbeam and Regina.

Number of Pages: 9
File Size: 11mb
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1969 Frigidaire Dishwasher Tech-Talk Service Manual
Comprehensive service manual for all 1969 Frigidaire dishwashers.

Models include:

TOP LOADING MOBILES FRONT LOADING DISHMOBILES
DW-STP, DW-DTP, DW-CDTP, DW-ITP, DW-CITP, DW-DMP, DW-CDMP, DW-IMP, DW-CIMP

FRONT LOADING UNDERCOUNTER
DW-DUP, DW-COUP, DW-IUP, DW-CIUP

FRONT LOADING DISHMOBILES
DW-STP, DW-DTP, DW-CDTP, DW-ITP, DW-CITP, DW-DMP, DW-CDMP, DW-IMP, DW-CIMP
Dishwashers
Published by:
Frigidaire
1969 67 45mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1972 Waste King Dishwashers Brochure
Sales literature brochure higlighting features and specifications for Waste King Dishwashers in the early 1970's.


Dishwashers
Published by:
Waste King
1972 6 12mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1979 Hotpoint Dishwasher, Washers and Dryers Brochure
Fun sales literature highlight the 1979 of Hotpoint Dishwashers, Automatic Washers and Clothes Dryers


Full Catalog
Published by:
Hotpoint
1979 14 35mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1955 Speed Queen Laundry Appliances Brochure
Here is a beautiful brochure for the 1955 line of Speed Queen Automatic Washers, Clothes Dryers, Wringer Washer and Ironers.


Automatic Washers & Dryers
Published by:
Speed Queen
1955 32 60mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1975 Frigidaire Electric Range Tech-Talk Service Manual
Very comprehensive service manual for all 1975 Frigidaire Electric Ranges. Models include:

RS-30, RSE-36, RDG-35, RDG-38, RCDEG-38, RCDEG-37C, RD-15, RDG-20, RDE-20, RCIE-71, RCDG-67V, RGDEG-637V, RCIEG-639CV.
Ranges/Stoves
Published by:
Frigidaire
1975 107 76mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1976 Frigidaire Electric Range Tech-Talk Service Manual
Very comprehensive service manual for all 1976 Frigidaire Electric Ranges. Models include:

R-30, RG-35, RGC-35, RE-36, REG-38, REG-37C, REG-637V, REG-639CV, R-42, RGC-45, RE-45, RE-47.
Ranges/Stoves
Published by:
Frigidaire
1976 88 51mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1956 Semple Hill Major Appliances Catalog
Here is a pretty cool catalog from Janney-Semple Hill. It contains 140 pages of major appliances offered by the company. Images, features and specifications are included.

Products include:
Electric and Gas Ranges,
Heaters,
Gas and Oil Furnaces,
Water Heaters,
Combination Kitchen Units,
Refrigerator/Freezers,
Automatic Washers and Dryers
Wringer Washers
Vacuum Cleaners,
Radios
Full Catalog
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Semple Hill
1956 140 123mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1964 Frigidaire Flair Built in Appliances VIP Publication
Here is a super cool 40 page Vital Information Program publication from Frigidaire highlighting their 1964 and 1965 lines of:

Frigidaire Flair Ranges,
Flair and Standard Wall Ovens,
Cooktops,
Under-counter Dishwashers,
Food Waste Disposers.
Ranges/Stoves
Published by:
Frigidaire
1964 40 48mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Filter Queen National Magazine Nov-Dec 1959
Here is a complete issue of Filter Queen's magazine for retailers and distributors of Filter Queen Vacuum Cleaners in the late 1950's.


Vacuum Cleaners
Published by:
Filter Queen
1959 16 28mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Electrical Merchandising Magazine - November 1954
Electrical Merchandising is a fun magazine to read for any collector or enthusiast of vintage appliances, electronics and other vintage home products. This highly entertaining magazine covered the retail sales and merchandising areas of Major Appliances, Small Appliances, Small Electrics, Radios, Televisions and other electric home products from the mid-20th century. This was the Life and Look Magazine of the appliance world, in the same large size 10x13 format.

Particularly interesting articles in this issue:

What Can You Do With Washer Trade-ins
An Old Technique Sells Modern Dishwashers
An Automatic In Every Home
New Products announces the 1955 Frigidaire Washer and Dryer Line

Automatic Washer Ads in this issue:
Laundry Queen
Easy
Bendix
Maytag
Hotpoint with a window lid!!
ABC-o-Matic
Frigidaire's New low-priced (the Pulsamatic) Laundry Pair
Apex/Tide Detergent
Blackstone

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KitchenAid Dishwashers
Trade Publications
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Electrical Merchandising
1954 248 116mb $12.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1969 JCPenny Penncrest Portable Dishwasher Owners Manual
Complete owner's manual and use and care guide to General Electric made Penncrest top-loading dishwashers of the late 1960s.


Dishwashers
Published by:
JCPenny
1969 28 22mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1964 Frigidaire Dishmobile Use and Care Guide
Here is the operating instructions to the portable version of one of Frigidaire's last spray tube dishwashers. Model DW-DMH


Dishwashers
Published by:
Frigidaire
1964 4 18mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1959 Westinghouse Roll-About Dishwashers Owners Manual
Here is a rare find, complete owners manual to the Westinghouse portable top-loading dishwashers of the late 1950s.

Models include: PDW-103 and PDW-102.
Dishwashers
Published by:
Westinghouse
1959 20 13mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1983 Miele Laundry Appliances Catalog
This is a German language catalog highlighting the 1983 Miele line of front-loading and horizontal-access top loading automatic washers, twin-tub washers, clothes dryers, centrifugal extractors and ironers.

Models include:

Washers/Spinners: W784, W783, W780, W770, W760, W753, W751, W484, W481, W480, W475S, W473, WZ257.

Dryers: T388C, T384, T382C, T380, T377C, T370, T368C, T364, T363, T361.

Ironers: B864E, B862E.
Automatic Washers & Dryers
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Miele
1983 40 69mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1977 Sears Kenmore Dishwasher Brochure
Sales literature brochure which was available in Sears retail stores to highlight their 1977 line of Built in and portable dishwashers. Also included is a second brochure with 18" dishwashers!


Dishwashers
Published by:
Kenmore
1977 8 5mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1960 Philco Electric Range Brochure
Here is a sales literature brochure to beatufiul mid-century styled ranges. Full images and specifications are included for the entire 1960 Philco line.

Models include: SS-4098, SS-4097, SS-4095, SS-4094, SS-4093, SS-3097, SS-3095, SS-3094, SS-3092, SS-2095.

Please note the originals had some minor water damage on them so there are some water spots or slightly blurry spots. However these are still very readable and super fun to look at.
Ranges/Stoves
Published by:
Philco
1960 16 26mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Maytag Merchandiser 1975 Vol 2
Here is a fascinating magazine style publication by Maytag highlighting product features and sales literature.

This issue includes:

Introducing new limited time "Drop-In" Maytag Automatic Washers, models A106F, A107B and A407B.

Maytag Advertising Banners

New Value Brochure

Maytag News including: Agitator Shaft Improved, Color Shading Changes, etc.

Maytag Value

The Maytag Dishwasher Belt, an Industry First!

The Maytag Fabric-Matic Automatic Washers, A107 and A407

Know Your Dryer Controls

The Confusion in Care Labels

The Satisfied Customer

The Power Module, The "Helical Drive" of the Dishwasher

Sales Ideas

New Magazine Ads

Service News

Dishwasher Selling Guide

New Maytag Dishwashers with the remarkable Power Module.

Maytag Crossword Puzzle!

New Maytag Indoor Clock
Automatic Washers & Dryers
Published by:
Maytag
1975 24 36mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download James and Universal Dishwasher Service Manual
Here is a rare find, it's the complete service manual to all James and Universal (gas range slide-in) dishwashers. Information includes how to properly use the dishwasher, explanation of each component, troubleshooting and complete servicing including wiring diagrams.

Models include: APJ-1, BDL, 9900, 9921, 9902, 9904, 9905, 9906.
Dishwashers
Published by:
James
1956 67 93mb $5.99
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Owners manual and operating instructions for the 1952 GE Food Waste Disposer.


Food Waste Disposers
Published by:
General Electric
1950 12 7mb $4.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1960 Philco Automagic Washer Brochures
Here are some beautiful brochures for the 1960 line of Philco Automagic Washers. Illustrations and Specifications included.

Models shown: W-208, W-206, W-204, W-202 and W-200.

Please note the originals had some minor water damage on them so there are some water spots or slightly blurry spots. However these are still very readable and super fun to look at.
Automatic Washers
Published by:
Philco
1960 14 22mb $5.99
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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 $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1960 Philco Automagic Dryer Brochures
Here are some beautiful brochures for the 1960 line of Philco Automagic Dryers. Illustrations and Specifications included.

Models shown: DE-608, DE-606, DE-604, DE-602 and DE-600.

Please note the originals had some minor water damage on them so there are some water spots or slightly blurry spots. However these are still very readable and super fun to look at.
Clothes Dryers
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Philco
1960 10 15mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Early Frigidaire Refrigerator Service Manual Vol-1 1925 to 1936
This is a three volume comprehensive service manual for Frigidaire Refrigerators from the 1920's thru 1951. The set is a fascinating historical look at early Frigidaire home refrigeration.

Volume 1 Covers:
Refrigerators prior to 1933 (Low Side Float System),

1933 to 1936 Reciprocating Models (High Side Float System),

1933 to 1936 Rotary Models (Restrictor System)

Manual contains mechanical and refrigeration theory and primer, model images and specifications, wiring diagrams, troubleshooting and full servicing information.

VOLUME 2 is located here for the 1937-1942.
VOLUME 3 is located here for the post-war models.

Models mentioned in Volume 1:
P-4, AP-5, AP-6, AP-7-1, AP-7-2, AP-9, AP-12, AP-18, B-5, B-5-2, B-9, B-15, D-4, D-5, D-6, D-7-2, D-9, D-12, L-5, LP-5, M-5, M-5-2, M-7, M-9, M-12, M-15, MP-5, MP-7, MP-9, MP-12, MP-15, P-9, P-15, PT-5, T-5, TP-5, V-5, EE-5, VP-5, I, G-3, G-4, GR-4, G-5, G-6, MC-9, MC-12, W-3, W-4, W-5, W-6, W-8, W-10, W-12, W-18, WP-7, WP-8, WP-10, WP-13, WA-3, WPA-3, AHM-3330, AHM-4830, AHM-4840, AHM-5340, AHM-5750, ML-37, ML-48, ML-64, ML-4837, ML-4848, ML-5764, ML-4, ML-5, ML-6, ML-4840, ML-4850, ML-5760, S-4, S-5, S-6, WP-4, WP-5, WP-6, WP-18, SD-4, SD-6, S-4840, S-4850, S-5760, SL-43, SL-63, SL-73.
Refrigerators/Freezers
Published by:
Frigidaire
1951 184 177mb $8.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Early Frigidaire Refrigerator Service Manual Vol-2 1937 to 1942
This is a three volume comprehensive service manual for Frigidaire Refrigerators from the 1920's thru 1951. The set is a fascinating historical look at early Frigidaire home refrigeration.

Volume 2 Covers:
Rotary Compressor Analysis
Miscellanous and Supplimentary Information
Full descriptions of 1937, 1938, 1939, 1940, 1941 and 1942 model refrigerators.

Manual contains mechanical and refrigeration theory and primer, model images and specifications, wiring diagrams, troubleshooting and full servicing information.

VOLUME 1 is located here for the earliest models.
VOLUME 3 is located here for the post-war models.

Models mentioned in Volume 2:
1937 Refrigerators:
Dulux Finished Cabinets
D 3-37 Master 4-37
DRS 5-37 Master 5-37
DRS 6-37 Master 6-37
DRS 7-37 Master 7-37
Master 8-37
Porcelain Finished Cabinets
DeLuxe 5-37 DeLuxe 8-37
DeLuxe 6-37 Imperial '37
DeLuxe 7-37

1938 Refrigerators:
Dulux Finished Refrigerators
D3
TD3
Special S-38
Special 6-38
Special 7-38
Master 4-38
Master S-38
Master 6-38
Master 7-38
Master 8-38
Porcelain Finished Refrigerators
DeLuxe S-38 Imperial
DeLuxe 6-38
DeLuxe 7-38 WP-19
DeLuxe 8-38

1939 Refrigerators:
DA Model Refrigerators:
TDA-3
DA-3
DA-4
Super Value 6-39.
Special Model Refrigerators:
Special 5-39
Special 6-39
Master Model Refrigerators :
Master 4-39
Master 5-39
Master 6-39
Master 8-39
Cold-Wall Model Refrigerators:
Cold-Wall 6-39
(Dulux Exterior)
Cold-Wall8-39
(Dulux Exterior)
Cold-Wall5-39
(Porcelain Exterior}
Cold-Wall 6-39
(Porcelain Exterior)
Cold-Wall8-39
(Porcelain Exterior)
Cold-Wall Imperial and WP-19.

1940 Refrigerators:
Table Top Model:
TDB-3
Super Value Refrigerators:
sv 3
SV4
sv 6-40
sv 8-40
Master Refrigerators:
M 5-40
M 6-40
DeLuxe Refrigerators:
D 5-40
D 6-40
Cold-Wall Master Refrigerators:
CWM 5-40
CWM 6-40
Cold-Wall DeLuxe Refrigerators:
CWD 6-40
CWD 8-40
Cold-Wall Imperial Refrigerators:
CWI 6-40
CWI 8-40
CWI 13
WP-19

1941 Refrigerators:
1941 "S" and "R" Model Refrigerators:
(See Table I-VI.)
S 3 (Flat top only) See 1940 TDB-3
S 4
S 6-41
R 6-41
1941 "M" and "L" Model Refrigerators:
(See Table 2-VI)
M 6-41
MP 6-41
L 6-41
L 8-41
1941 Cold-Wall Model Refrigerators:
(See Table 3-VI)
C 6-41
CP 6-41 c 9-41
CD 6-41
CPD 6-41
CPD 9-41
CPD 13-41
WP 19

1942 Refrigerators
AH 6
S 7-42
M7-42
M P7-42
D 7-42
DP 7-42
D 9-42
CD 7-42
CPD 7-42
CPD 9-42
CPD 13
WP 19

Refrigerators/Freezers
Published by:
Frigidaire
1951 177 182mb $8.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Early Frigidaire Refrigerator Service Manual Vol-3 1945 to 1951
This is a three volume comprehensive service manual for Frigidaire Refrigerators from the 1920's thru 1951. The set is a fascinating historical look at early Frigidaire home refrigeration.

Volume 3 Covers:
Full descriptions of 1945-47 I-Line Refrigerators, 1947-1948 J-Line Refrigerators, 1949 K-Line Refrigerators, 1950 M-Line Refrigerators and 1951 O-Line Refrigerators.

This volume is meant to be used with VOLUME 2 which covers more in-depth theory and servicing of rotary compressor models.

VOLUME 1 is located here for the earliest models.

Manual model images and specifications, wiring diagrams, troubleshooting and full servicing information.

Models mentioned:
1945-1946-1947 Refrigerators:
AHI-4
DI-7
CDI-9
AHI-6
DPI-7
CPDI-7
SI-7
DI-9
CPDI-9
MI-7
CDI-7

1948 Refrigerators:
AJ-6
SJ-6
MJ-6
MJ-7
MJ-9
MJ-11
DJ-7
DJ-9
DJ-11
CIJ-10

1949 Refrigerators:
ML-77
ML-93
DL-70
AL-60
ML-60
ML-77P
ML-93P
ML-115
DL-7
DL-86
DL-86P
DL-105
IL-80
IL-100


1950 Refrigerators:
AM-43,
AM-43F
DM-90
DM-90P
DM-107
DM-107P
MM-92
MM-110
AM-60
MM-74
MM-74P
MM-76
MM-76P
SM-60
SM-76
SM-76P
IM-80
IM-100
1M-lOOP

1951 Refrigerators:
AO-43 Apartment House, 4.3 cu. ft.
AO-43F Apartment House, 4.3 cu. ft., Flat Top
AO-60 Apartment House, 6 cu. ft.
SO-60 Standard, 6 cu. ft.
SO-73 Standard, 7.3 cu. ft.
SO-82 Standard, 8.2 cu. ft.
SO-92 Standard, 9.2 cu. ft.
SO-110 Standard, 11 cu. ft.
MO-71 Master, 7.1 cu. ft.
MO-81 Master, 8.1 cu. ft.
MO-81P Master, 8.1 cu. ft. Porcelain
DO-90 Deluxe, 9 cu. ft.
DO-90P Deluxe, 9 cu. ft. Porcelain
DO-107 Deluxe, 10.7 cu. ft.
IO-80 Imperial, 8 cu. ft.
IO-100 Imperial, 10 cu. ft.
Refrigerators/Freezers
Published by:
Frigidaire
1951 177 182mb $8.99

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Thumbnail Image of Download How to enjoy carefree washing with your new Frigidaire Automatic Washer
Full owners manual and operating instructions for the WO-65 Unimatic washer. This model is the very first Frigidaire washer with a rear control, produced from 1950 - 1951. It has two rinses as opposed to an overflow rinse.


Automatic Washers
Published by:
Frigidaire
1950 52 23mb $4.99
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Complete owners manual from approximately 1965 to GE Dishwasher model SD400.


Dishwashers
Published by:
General Electric
1965 12 7mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download General Electric Range/Oven Technical Data Manual Self-Cleaning Oven (P7) Sections
This technical data manual produced by GE concerns all of their electric ranges from the early and mid 1960's. These have tips to help you service your range. This section relates to the self cleaning ranges of 1964-1965. It should be used in conjunction with Main GE Range Technical Data Manual

Sections include: Introduction, Components, Diagnosis, Wiring, Service Notes.
Ranges/Stoves
Published by:
General Electric
1964 120 59mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1961 General Electric Range-Oven Service Manual
Here is the service manual supplement to all 1961 GE Electric Ranges.

V line (1961) models include:
J299V, J300V, J301V, J302V, J303V, J304V, J308V, J310V, J400V, J403V, J404V, J406V, J408V, J411V, J412V

Sections include service and information on:
FLUORESCENT LIGHT
MEAT THERMOMETER
MODEL DESCRIPTION
MODEL LISTING
SCHEMATIC DIAGRAMS
SENSI-TEMP SURFACE UNIT
Calibration Test Procedure - Dry Pan
Circuit Diagnosis Procedure
SPECIFICATIONS AND FEATURES
SURFACE UNIT SWITCHES
SURFACE UNIT AND SWITCH DIAGNOSIS PROCEDURE
THERMOSTATS
TILT-LOCK SURFACE UNITS

Please note this service manual supplement is meant to be used with the big comprehensive 1960 GE Electric Range Service Manual
Ranges/Stoves
Published by:
General Electric
1961 27 14mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Plan a Carefree Kitchen with THERMADOR - 1957
Here is a whimsical brochure showing off Thermador cooking appliances of the mid 1950's. L-shape, U-shape, or straight-line ... these separate cooking units, originated by Thermador, save steps, eliminate waste motion, add beauty and pleasure to kitchens. They're a favorite of architects because they make it possible to plan every detail to suit just you. oven and high speed electric units give you the fastest, most convenient cooking of ail ... the advantages of electricity help keep your kitchen safe, clean and cool the year 'round. The lifetime stainless steel surfaces blend with any decorative scheme or building material ... make cleaning easy ... stay spotless with minimum attention. Fully automatic thermostatic All the units fit standard cabinets ... require no vents or flues so installation is easy. They cost no more than a conventional range of comparable size and they can be financed as part of the home or remodeling loan so they're easy on the budget.


Ranges/Stoves
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Thermador
1957 8 9mb $4.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download KitchenAid 5 Series Top Loading Portable Dishwasher Service Manual
Comprehensive service manual for all 5 Series KitchenAid top loading dishwashers. Models include Vari-Cycle: KD-5, KDA-5, KDW-5 and Electra: KDY-5, KDE-5, KDC-5. Sections include General Information, Cycle Description, Servicing Instructions, Service Tips, Schematic Wiring, Timer Sequence Charts.


Dishwashers
Published by:
KitchenAid
1967 52 25mb $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 $4.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Proved by 36 Million Workless Washings - Bendix Laundrimatic Home Laundry Brochure
Brochure produced by Bendix before WWII started to promote their new automatic washer models which by this time have expanded to four models available. Models include new the Standard and Deluxe "Laundrimatic" machines as well as the older "Dial-A-Matic" Standard and Deluxe models.


Automatic Washers
Published by:
Bendix
1941 20 22mb $4.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download KitchenAid KD-12 Series Dishwasher Service Manual
Service manual for all 12 Series KitchenAid dishwashers. Models include KD-12, KD-22, KD-32, KD-42,KD-12P, KD-22P, KD-32P and KD-42P. Sections include General Information, Cycle Description, Servicing Instructions, Service Chart, Schematic Wiring, Timer Sequence Charts.


Dishwashers
Published by:
KitchenAid
1960 16 8mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download How to Stop Dreaming and Start Having Your Ideal Kitchen by Kelvinator
Here is a beautiful catalog highlighting Kelvinator Metal Kitchen and Laundry Room cabinetry.

Sections include:
Kitchen Cabinets
Electric Range Center
Sink Center
Refrigerator Center
Pantryette Wall Cabinets
Base Kitchen Cabinets
Cabinet Sinks
Laundry Cabinet Center
Full Catalog
Published by:
Kelvinator
1956 16 12mb $4.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Thor Automatic Washer Instruction Book
Here is the owners manual to a very rare automatic washer. From the mid-1940's through the early 1950's Thor produce their "Automagic" washer/dishwasher combination. They also produced they same machine without the dishwasher tub assembly but that included a completely automatic wash timer. This instruction book is for this first Thor completely automatic washer.


Automatic Washers
Published by:
Thor
1951 20 11mb $4.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1960 Thermador Built-In Cooking Appliances Catalog
Here is a wonderful brochure showing off all of Thermador's built-in cooking appliances for 1960. Products include Masterpiece "Bilt-In" Electric Cooktops, Automatic Surface Elements, Masterpiece Double Oven, Built-In Ovens and the fashionably and functionally outstanding Thermador Masterpiece "Bilt-In" Refrigerator-Freezer.


Ranges/Stoves
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Thermador
1960 8 13mb $4.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Automatic Washer Service Manual
Comprehensive service manual for Whirlpool automatic washers from 1956 thru 1960.

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

Automatic Washers
Published by:
Whirlpool
1960 127 90mb $10.80
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1978 Sears Kenmore Dryer Line
Here is a brochure that was distributed in Sears retail stores showing off their entire line of automatic dryers. Includes a nice write up on the Lady Kenmore as well as accessories available. Also shows off the compact models as well.


Clothes Dryers
Published by:
Kenmore
1978 11 5mb $4.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1952 General Electric Home Laundry Product Man
1952 General Electric Home Laundry Service Manual covering Automatic Washers, Wringer Washers, Dryers and Mangle Ironers.

GE's Product Man Service Manuals were produced monthly to keep service personnel up to date with new products, appliance specifications, appliance service instructions, troubleshooting procedures, older product repair and parts changes, installation instructions, customer complaints and recommendations, testing procedures, tools for repairs, wiring diagrams, timer charts, appliance history and evolution and other important information regarding their appliances.
Automatic Washers & Dryers
Published by:
General Electric
1952 140 58mb $6.96
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Thumbnail Image of Download Quality Plumbing and Heating Products For Every Home
Here is a wonderful sales literature catalog for Crane home products. Products include:

Full bathroom fixtures (toilets, sinks, tubs, etc) in groups. Diana, Marcia, Drexel, Oxford, Neuday, Lahoma.
Ohio Bathtub.
Counter-Top Lavatories.
Showers and Shower Cabinets.
Bathroom Accessories.
Kitchen sinks including the Kitchen Queen, Sunnyday, Kitchen Pride, All-American, Sunnycrest, Stewardess and the Homemaker.
Flat Rim Sinks.
General Electric Dishwasher, Sink and Disposall.
Laundry Tubs.
Gas Boilers.
Water Heaters and Softeners.
Oil Burners, Furnaces, Boilers.

Home Products
Published by:
Crane
1950 24 16mb $4.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download KitchenAid 21 Series Dishwasher Parts Catalog
Here is the complete parts list to all 21 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:

KDS-21 KDI-21
KDB-21B
KDA-21
KDI-61
KDI-21B
KDI-210
KDC-210
Dishwashers
Published by:
KitchenAid
1984 36 12mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1942-1952 Frigidaire Electric Range Parts Catalog
Complete parts listing for all 1942 to 1952 Frigidaire Ranges.

Models include: A 6-42, Al-6, B 10-42. B 15-42, B-17. B-17-LL. B-17, BI-17C, B50-42, B 60-42, Bl-60, B 70-42, BC 5-42, BC 6-42, B 50-42, B 60-42, Bl-60, B70-42, BC5-42, BC 6-42, RK-3, RK-3D, RK-3S, RK-4, RK-4D, RK-10, RK-20, RK-205, RK-40, RK-60, RK-70, R-15, R-17, RM-10, RM-17, RM-3, RM-4, RM-27, RM-30, RM-35, RM-65, RM-45, RL-45, RM-75, RO-10, RO-20, RO-20-2, RO-30, RO-35, RO-30-2, RO-35-2, RO-10-2, RO-12, RO-15-S, RO-40, RO-40-2, RO-50, RO-50-2, RO-60, RO-60-2, RO-70, RO-70-2.

Shows all parts and part numbers, including special accessories. 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 1938 to 1952 Frigidaire Range.
Ranges/Stoves
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Frigidaire
1952 179 66mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download On Your Way to Brighter Wash Days
Here is a wonderful piece of sales literature available in Sears stores in the late 1960's. It is a total guide to laundering clothes with sections including Preparing Clothes, Laundry Supplies, Ways to Wash Clothes, Ways to Dry and Iron, Laundry Area Planning, Washer and Dryer Buying Guide, Types of Washers and Dryers, Washer and Dryer Design Features, etc.

Adorable cartoon-ish illustrations throughout as well as illustrations of Kenmore laundry appliances from the late 60's.
Automatic Washers & Dryers
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Kenmore
1969 82 50mb $6.00
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1961 Franklin Automatic Washer Service Manual
Complete 74 page service manual to all Franklin automatic washers. Models include AIB, AIC, AID, AIE, AIF, AIJ and AIK.

The purpose of this manual is to assist the servicer by giving them the proper knowledge that he may correctly carry out the following important points which lead to good customer relation.

A. How to correctly uncrate the Automatic Washer.

B. How to correctly install the machine.

C. How to correctly instruct the customer of its use.

D. How to correctly dismantle and reassemble machine.

E. How to diagnose and correct service reports which they might encounter.

Throughout this manual we will not refer to your individual models but will cover all variations by referring to factory model numbers which are contained in the serial number found on the serial plate of each machine. Example: XAIB-YZOOO. The letters AIB or second, third, and fourth letters and digits will indicate the factory model numbers.

Automatic Washers
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Franklin
1961 72 39mb $4.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Electrolux Cleaner and Air Purifier and its many uses
Here is a very early Electrolux model XXX owners manual showing how to use this beautiful art-deco cleaner. Includes information on all its attachments and accessories.


Vacuum Cleaners
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Electrolux Vacuum (now Aerus)
1937 24 26mb $4.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1974 Frigidaire Commercial Laundry Bulletin
This is a great book filled with service tips for Frigidaire 1-18 washer transmissions, along with the last Frigidaire solid tub washers. Frigidaire stopped producing solid tub washers in 1970 for home models, but continued to build these machines for commercial installations until 1975 or there about.

Also contains a print template for creating your own coin-op washer manual timer dial advance tool!
Automatic Washers
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Frigidaire
1974 42 35mb $4.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download The GE Review
The GE Review was an engineering magazine created to report on the advances of technology of the time, including advances in Home Appliances.

Articles in July 1952 issue...


Editorial: The Fourth of July

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

What works on raincoats may not work on cables—the basic differences are: length of exposure; effect of moisture on the electrical properties. Cables insulated with rubber compounds must withstand years of continual exposure with a consequent absorption of moisture. And moisture absorption has proved to be a contributing factor in cable failures. continued…
Trade Publications
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The Review
1952 58 61mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Westinghouse Speed Electric Ranges Owners Manual
Here is the complete 84 page owners manual to all 1954 Westinghouse Electric Ranges. Includes complete information on the Electronic Surface Unit and the Two-Level Speed Cooker. Models covered include Commander, Imperial 30, Imperial 40, Custom 40, Champion and Commodore.


Ranges/Stoves
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Westinghouse
1954 84 48mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1947 General Electric Drop in Dishwasher Brochure
Here is a brochure for the 1946/1947 GE dishwasher model AE-646. This is for the drop-in model made for Continuous Counter Tops or Custom Built Wok Surfaces. Brochure includes images and full specs for the machine.


Dishwashers
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General Electric
1947 4 7mb $4.99

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