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Maytag Combination Washer-Dryer Brochures


Published by Maytag in 1962-- Brochures highling both the gas and electric models of Maytag's combination washer-dryer. Beautiful illustrations and full specifications for each machine included.

Number of Pages: 4
File Size: 5mb
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1986 AEG Washers and Vacuums
Here is a German language brochure highlighting the 1986 line of AEG front loading washers and vacuum cleaners.


Automatic Washers
Published by:
AEG
1986 12 9mb $5.99
Introductory Price of $3.99


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Thumbnail Image of Download 1970 Speed Queen Washer Service Manual
Here is the comprehensive service manual to the 10970 line of Speed Queen Automatic Washers. This was the first models that used a reversing motor to shift from wash to spin instead of large solenoids like in the previous models.

Sections include: Service Procedures, Adustments, Test Procedures, Service Helps, Service Procedures Unique to Each Model, Timer sequence charts for each model and Wiring diagrams.

Models Covered Include:
DA9103
DA9101
DA9043
DA9041
DA9011
DA9000
DA6223
DA6221
DA6220
DA6191
DA6123
DA6121
DA6120
DA6111
DA6101
DA6100
DA6073
DA6071
DA6070
DA3781
DA3780
DA3691
DA3690
DA3661
DA3660
DA3501
DA3500
DA3211
DA3210
DA3201
DA3101
DA3100
DA3080
DA3001
DA3000
DA1040
Automatic Washers
Published by:
Speed Queen
1970 82 34mb $7.99
Introductory Price of $3.99


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Thumbnail Image of Download Corning Counter-Top Ranges Book and Brochure
Here is a look at Corning's glass top ranges, the first smooth-top electric ranges produced in the USA. Book shows features of ranges along with cookware that was included when you purchased a new corning range. Full color brochure at end of file as well.

Models include:
Gourmet series Cooktop K-32CR and K-19BR
Built-In Oven O-24AT
Family Series Cooktop K-35CR
Double Oven O-24BT
Full Size Ranges: R-30JB, R-30DB, R-30EB, S-30JB
Counter Saver: CS-16x20, csP-16X20
Ranges/Stoves
Published by:
Corning
1973 28 13mb $7.99
Introductory Price of $3.99


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Thumbnail Image of Download 1956 Bendix Tumble-Action Washer Owners Manual
Here is the complete owners manual and operating instructions for Bendix Front Loading Automatic Washer model WFG-D.


Automatic Washers
Published by:
Bendix
1956 36 15mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1966 Maytag Automatic Washer Timer Cycle Steps Education Bulletin
When Maytag redesigned their entire line of automatic washers in 1966 they created this document to educate the field about how each cycle works on each model washer. This bulletin describes each step in all cycles of the newly designed machines.

Models include: A106, A206, A406, A606, A806 and A906.
Automatic Washers
Published by:
Maytag
1966 10 3mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1962 to 1974 General Electric Refrigerator-Freezer Service Manual
Here is the complete and comprehensive service manual to all model GE refrigerator/freezer combinations.

Model series include: TBF, TCF, TDF, TFF.

Major Sections include (with sub-sections):
General, Cabinet Service, Electrical Parts, Diagnosis, Ice Maker, Custom Dispenser, Safety Practices.
Refrigerators/Freezers
Published by:
General Electric
1974 278 103mb $9.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1967 Hamilton Automatic Washer Service Manual
Here is the comprehensive service manual to all 1967 Hamilton automatic washers.

Models include: WA657W1, WS657W1, WA757W1, WA757C1, WS757W1, WA857W1 and WA857C1.

Sections include: Washer Facts, Washer Operations, Installation, Cabinet Service, Collector Tub, Suspension System, Transmission and Brake, Motor, Clutch, Pump, Water Carrying Parts, Controls, Electrical Parts, Circuits, Troubleshooting and Schematics/Wiring Diagrams.
Automatic Washers
Published by:
Hamilton
1967 58 33mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1967 Hamilton Holiday Electric Clothes Dryer Service Manual
Here is the comprehensive service manual to all 1967 Hamilton electric dryers.

Models include: HE627W1, HE827W1 and HE827C1.

Sections include: General Facts, Installation, Cabinet Service, Drum and Drive, Electrical Components, Troubleshooting and Schematics/Wiring Diagrams.
Clothes Dryers
Published by:
Hamilton
1967 38 22mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Maytag All-Pushbutton Dishwasher Owners Manual Model WU-600
Here is the complete owners manual and use/care guide to Maytag's top of the line dishwasher from the early 1970's.

Model: WU-600
Dishwashers
Published by:
Maytag
1972 12 7mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1956 Philco Starflight Electric Ranges Brochures
Here are beautiful brochures for the entire 1956 of Philco Electric ranges.

Models include: 4610, 869, 469, 865, 465, 464, 461, 367, 365, 363, 265.
Ranges/Stoves
Published by:
Philco
1956 26 20mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1955 General Electric Wall Mounted Refrigerator Service Manual
Here is complete service manual to the 1955 Line of General Electric wall mounted refrigerators.

Sections include:
Adjustments, Care, Cold Room Operation, Cycle of Operation, Description, Installation, machine Data, Machine Replacement, Nomenclature, Performance, Specifications and Features, Uncrating, Vacation Operation, Wiring Diagram.

Models include: LW11-M, LW10-M.
Refrigerators/Freezers
Published by:
General Electric
1955 41 21mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1983 KitchenAid Stand Mixer Brochures
Here are some wondering brochures from the early 1980's highlighting the KitchenAid line of home kitchen mixers.

Models include: K5-A, 4-C and K-45.

Complete list of accessories available at that time included.
Small Appliances
Published by:
KitchenAid
1983 0 20mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1960 Kenmore 80-Series Push Button Washer Owners Manual
Here is the complete owners manual to the 1960 Kenmore 80-Series automatic washer with the all push-button control panel.


Automatic Washers
Published by:
Kenmore
1960 20 11mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1987 Whirlpool Washers and Dryers Brochure
Here is the complete 1987 laundry line of Whirlpool full size, stacked and portable washers and dryers. The brochure contains all direct-drive Whirlpool washers and matching dryers.

Models include:
Washers: LA3400XS, LA4400XS, LAS400XS, LA6300XS, LA5000XS, LA5300XS, LA5500XS, LA5700XS, LA6150XS, LA7700XS, LAJBOOXS, LA5380XS, LA5580XS, LA5800XS, LA7800XS, LABBOOXS, LA9800XS.

Dryers: LE/GZOOOXS, LE/G3000XS, LE/G5700XS, LE/G5800XS, LE/G6150XS, LE/G7800XS, LE/G9800XS.

Stacked Models: LT4900XS, LT5000XS.

Portable models: LC49000XS, LC4500XS, LT4900XS, LTSOOOXS.
Automatic Washers & Dryers
Published by:
Whirlpool
1987 24 20mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1985 Gibson Washers and Dryers Brochures
Here are some sales literature brochures highlighting the 1985 line of Gibson Washers and Dryers. Images and full specifications included.

Models include:
Washers: WA28S2WS, WA2805WS, WA28D7WS, DE/DG28T2WS, DE/DG28A6WS, WA24P2WS, DE24P2WS, WA24S4WS, DE24A7WS, DE24A7WS.
Automatic Washers & Dryers
Published by:
Gibson
1985 14 8mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1983 KitchenAid-Hobart 20-Series Dishwashers and Appliances Brochures
Here are some wonderful brochures highlighting the KD-20 series of KitchenAid home dishwashers, both undercounter and portable models.

Models include: KDS-20, KDP-20, KDI-20, KDC-20, KDS-60, KDI-60, KDC-60.

Also include brochures for KitchenAid food waste disposers, trash compactors and hot water dispenser.
Dishwashers
Published by:
KitchenAid
1983 22 17mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download KitchenAid 20 Series Dishwasher Training Booklet
Here is a fascinating 40 page book looking at how Hobart educated their sales reps to show off all the features and quality of the 20-Series KitchenAid Dishwashers.


Dishwashers
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KitchenAid
1983 40 28mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1983 KitchenAid Built-In Top-of-the-Line Dishwasher Comparison
Now this is super interesting, here is a comparison brochure of the KDS-20 Superba Dishwashers to all other major brands of dishwashers in the mid 1970's. Topics include:

Water Heating Systems, Motors, Wash Systems and Wash-Arms, Loading, Filtration and Waste Removal, Drying systems, Frames, Tanks, Inner Doors, Fill and Drain Systems, Weights.
Dishwashers
Published by:
KitchenAid
1983 20 13mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Eureka 2300 Series Upright Vacuum Cleaner Owners Guide
Here is the complete owners manual to Eureka upright vacuum cleaner model series/2300.


Vacuum Cleaners
Published by:
Eureka
1977 8 4mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1952 Kenmore Ken-Cart Owners Manual
Here is the complete owners manual to Kenmore Ken-Kart Vacuum Cleaners from the early 1950's. Model 116.732.


Vacuum Cleaners
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Kenmore
8 8 23mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1980 General Electric Washer and Dryer Brochures
Here are sales litureate brochures for the 1980 line of General Electric Automatic Washers, Dryers and portable washer and dryer.

Models include:
Washers:
WWA8470V
WWA8450V
WWA8350V
WWA8320V
WWA8300V
WWA7070V
WWA7050V
WWA5800V
WWA5600V
WWA7060V
WWA3100V

Dryers:
DDE 4000V
DDE9200V
DDG9280V
DDE8200V
DDG8280V
DDE7500V
DDG7580V
DDE5900V
DDG5980V
DDE5300V
DDG5380V
DDC0580V
DDC4580V

Portables:
WWP1150V
DDP1200V
Automatic Washers & Dryers
Published by:
General Electric
1980 18 15mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Hotpoint Customline Oven and Surface-Cooktop Unit Owners Manual
Here is the complete owners manual and use and care guide to 1958 Hotpoint Customline Built-in Cooking Appliances.

Models include:
Customline Surface Cooktops: RM701, RN101, RK501, RK601

Customline Golden Plug-in Griddle

Cutomline Built-In Ovens: RJ111, RJ206, RJ601, RL701

Please note this document was donated to the library in pre-scanned pdf format. It is scanned at high-resolution but there are some slightly areas of blurring and discoloration, however it is completely readable and usable.
Ranges/Stoves
Published by:
Hotpoint
1958 64 24mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1957 Whirlpool Range Service Manual
Here is the comprehensive service manual to all 1957 Whirlpool electric ranges.

Wiring Diagrams, troubleshooting and service procedures included.

Models include:
Deluxe: W5743510,

Super-Deluxe: W5743910,

Custom: W5745610, W5745620,

Supreme: WS743710, WS745710

Imperial: W5743710, W5745710, W5743810, W5743811, W5745820, W5745830
Ranges/Stoves
Published by:
Whirlpool
1957 57 33mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1980 General Electric Dishwasher Brochures
Here are some sales literature brochures from the 1979/1980 line of GE Dishwashers. Images and Specifications included for each model. Both built-in and Portable/Convertible models included.

Models include:
GSD1200S, GSD1000S, GSD900X, GSD650W, GSD551W, GSD400W, GSD1200, GSD1000, GSD900, GSC950W, GSC650W, SGSC450W, GSD400W, GSD390W.
Dishwashers
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General Electric
1980 17 15mb $5.99
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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
Published by:
Kelvinator
1983 52 45mb $7.99

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Thumbnail Image of Download 1959 Westinghouse Center-Drawer Refrigerator Owners Manual
Here is the complete owners manual pack with every Westinghouse Center-Drawer Refrigerator model RBD41.


Refrigerators/Freezers
Published by:
Westinghouse
1959 28 32mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1962 SQ Automatic Washer Service Manual
Full and comprehensive service manual for 1962 Speed Queen automatic washers. This manual is an excellent guide for anyone wanting to learn more about Solenoid-controlled Speed Queen or Beam washing machines made from the late 40's until about 1970. Sections Include: Installation, Service Procedures, Adjustments, Test Procedures, Wiring Diagrams and Timer Sequence Chart, Service Helps and tips. Models highlighted A34, A34W and A35.


Automatic Washers
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Speed Queen
1962 53 34mb $4.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1946-1951 Frigidaire Electric Range Service Manual
Complete Service Manual including wiring diagrams for the GM Frigidaire Electric Ranges for 1946-1951 Models.

Models include: BI-17, BI-17C, BI-60, RJ-30, RJ-10, RJ-20, RJ-30, RJ-40, RJ-60, RJ-70, RK-3, RK-3D, RK-4, RK-10, RK-20, RK-40, RK-60, RK-70, R-15, RM-10, RM-35, R-17, RM-17, RM-45, RL-45, RM-3, RM-27, RM-65, RM-4, RM-30, RM-75, R0-10, R0-20, R0-30, R0-35, R0-40, R0-50, R0-60, R0-70.

If you are looking for the parts catalog to these models, please check this document:
1942-1952 Frigidaire Parts Catalog
Ranges/Stoves
Published by:
Frigidaire
1952 93 112mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Robertshaw Oven Heat Control Instructions
Here is the instruction book packed with most gas ranges from 1950-1955 with specific instructions on how to use and maintain the gas oven controls.


Gas Stoves
Published by:
Robertshaw
1951 12 4mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Easy Washes Then Dries In One Unit -- You Just Push A Button
Whimsical brochure with great illustrations and full specifications for Easy's very first combination washer-dryer introduced in 1957.


Combination Washer/Dryers
Published by:
Easy
1957 4 5mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Frigidaire Fold-Back Surface Unit Installation Instructions
Here are the Roughing-in Dimensions and installation instructions to Frigidaire's Fold-Back Cooktop units, model RV-92.


Ranges/Stoves
Published by:
Frigidaire
1955 2 2mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1985 Gibson Washers and Dryers Brochures
Here are some sales literature brochures highlighting the 1985 line of Gibson Washers and Dryers. Images and full specifications included.

Models include:
Washers: WA28S2WS, WA2805WS, WA28D7WS, DE/DG28T2WS, DE/DG28A6WS, WA24P2WS, DE24P2WS, WA24S4WS, DE24A7WS, DE24A7WS.
Automatic Washers & Dryers
Published by:
Gibson
1985 14 8mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download How to Use and Enjoy Your Wonderful New Norge Automatic Washer
Nicely written with great graphics here is the owners manual to all 1956 Norge automatic washers.


Automatic Washers
Published by:
Norge
1956 40 20mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Parts List for Kenmore Automatic Washer
Covers '68 400 series models 110.6804420, 110.6804470, and Suds Models 110.6805420, 110.6805470.


Automatic Washers
Published by:
Kenmore
1968 11 6mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Advertising Pack Number 2
Here is the second in a series of highly rare advertisements from trade magazines for Appliances scanned in High Resolution! This second one shows off beautiful ads for RCA-Whirlpool:
- Automatic Washers
- Refrigerators
- Combination Washer-Dryer
- Freezers
Miscellaneous
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Advertising Packs
1957 7 13mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Maytag All-Pushbutton Dishwasher Owners Manual Model WU-600
Here is the complete owners manual and use/care guide to Maytag's top of the line dishwasher from the early 1970's.

Model: WU-600
Dishwashers
Published by:
Maytag
1972 12 7mb $7.99
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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 $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Wash, Rinse and Spin-Dry a Week's Laundry in One Hour!
Near the end of the production of the Easy Spindrier comes beautiful brochures for the entire 1963 line of Spindriers, models SCL (Dual-Filter model), SBL and SSL.


Twin Tub Washers
Published by:
Easy
1963 6 8mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1961 Kenmore Automatic Washer and Dryer Models
Service supplement showing all of the 1961 Kenmore washer and dryer models along with a description of features for each machine. Also mentions the '61 cabinet redesign which stayed with the belt drive washer design to the end.


Automatic Washers
Published by:
Kenmore
1961 4 3mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Beautiful 1962 Kelvinator Washer Brochures
Here are some wonderful brochures highlighting the 1962 line of Kelvinator Automatic Washers. Full images, control panel view for top of the line model and specifications for each model include. Models highlighted: W-942DD, W-982DD, W-742D, W-782D, W-502, W-522, W-552, W-572 and W-302.

Kelvinator has used the name "Golden Touch" to describe its remarkable and exclusive agitator action which combines vigorous water turbulence with gentle handling of clothes to produce the cleanest washing available to the modern housewife. The Kelvinator agitator moves with an eccentric motion in one direction only, as 180 scientifically placed holes in the agitator create thousands of jets of sudsy water per minute. This combination of one-direction agitator motion and water-jet turbulence produces the tremendous agitator action we call the "Golden Touch."
Automatic Washers
Published by:
Kelvinator
1962 10 14mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Instructions for the Use and Care of the Hoover Electric Cleaner Model 450
Full owners manual for the Hoover model 450 upright vacuum cleaner. Includes instructions for the Hoover Dustette as well.


Vacuum Cleaners
Published by:
Hoover
1933 16 13mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download How to Take Care of Furniture
Here is an absolutely adorable high-school home economics flyer discussing all kinds of furniture care. Full of whimsical 1950's style illustrations!


Miscellaneous
Published by:
Johnson-Wax
1958 8 5mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Easy Velva-Power Automatic Washer Model Transmission Service Manual
This is the comprehensive service manual created specifically for servicing Easy's new Velva-Power transmission when it first introduced. The Velva-Power transmission was Easy's own design when they moved away from using a Beam style tranmission that was so common in Speed Queen and other brands of solid-tub automatic washers.


Automatic Washers
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Easy
1961 20 13mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1955 Sylvania Halolite Television Sets
Beautiful brochures for Sylvania's new "Super Photopower multi-matic chassis" Halolite television recievers. Models included are the: Oakland, Maynard, Mayfield, Newport, Penhurst, Lombard, Glendale, Kirkwood, Hartford, Fairfax, Dundee, Hillsdale, Berwyn, Croydon.


Television
Published by:
Sylvania
1955 29 42mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1958 Frigidaire Dryer Service Tech-Talk
Full and comprehensive service manual to all 1958 Frigidaire dryers, both Filtrator and Air-Flow. Goes into how the filtrator system works, plus full in-depth specifications and repair information for all models.

Models include: DCI-58, DI-58, DDP-58, DD-58, DS-58
Clothes Dryers
Published by:
Frigidaire
1958 32 25mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1961 Norge Wringer Washer Brochures
Beautiful brochures highlighting Norge wringer washers from the early 1960's.


Wringer Washers
Published by:
Norge
1961 14 15mb $7.99
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Owners manual and operating instructions for the 1950 GE Food Waste Disposer.


Food Waste Disposers
Published by:
General Electric
1950 12 7mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Electrical Merchandising Magazine - June 1953
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.


Trade Publications
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Electrical Merchandising
1953 210 105mb $12.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1962 General Electric Built-in Dishwasher Brochures
Here are some beautiful brochures highlighting the 1962 Built-In Dishwasher line from General Electric. Models include front-loading, roll-out drawer and under sink dishwashers.


Dishwashers
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General Electric
1962 22 54mb $6.48
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Thumbnail Image of Download Consumer Bulletin Magazine - July 1960
Consumer Bulletin was a highly respected consumer product information magazine from the 1930's onward. It was the main competitor to Consumer Reports from the 1930's through the 1960's.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Concluding test findings on the new outboard motors



Regular Features Include:
  • The Consumers’ Observation Post

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

  • Brief cumulative index

  • Listings of Current Phonograph Records

  • Ratings of Current Motion Pictures

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