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Doing Up Your Duds and Your Dishes


Published by Thor in 1949-- Full owners manual and operating instructions to the Thor Automagic Washer/Dishwasher.

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Thumbnail Image of Download Crosley Automatic Washer Use and Care Guide
Here is the complete owners manual and operating instructions to the 1954 Crosley front loading automatic washer. Includes quick start guide at end.


Automatic Washers
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Crosley
1954 47 64mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download The Maytag Art of Dependability Book
Illustrations on the following pages are of quality exhibits which are being, or have been, circulated through display cases in the Maytag plants and offices. These displays are used to inform employees how their own and other departments contribute to the quality of Maytag products.


Automatic Washers
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Maytag
1967 31 73mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1963 Westinghouse Laundromat Service Manual
Here is the comprehensive service manual to all 1963 Westinghouse automatic washers.


Automatic Washers
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Westinghouse
1963 49 61mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1963 Westinghouse Clothes Dryer Service Manual
Here is the comprehensive service manual to all Westinghouse clothes dryers from 1963.


Clothes Dryers
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Westinghouse
1963 37 45mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Whirlpool Washer LAA5300-LAB5300 Owners Manual
Here is the complete owners manual and use and care guide to Whirlpool automatic washer models: LAA5300, LAA5305, LAB5300.


Automatic Washers
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Whirlpool
1972 26 36mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Very First Hotpoint Automatic Washer Service Manual
Here is the comprehensive service manual to the very first automatic washer produced by Hotpoint. Model: LC2


Automatic Washers
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Hotpoint
1949 50 37mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1949-1956 Hotpoint Automatic Washer Parts Catalog
Here is the comprehensive parts catalog which includes parts diagrams, part numbers and full image of each model of the earliest Hotpoint automatic washers. Even includes the rare window lid Hotpoint washer!

Models include: 10LC2, 20LC2, 21LC2, 10-20LC3, 10-20LH1, 10-20LH2, 5LH7, 10LH7, 10LH8, 10-LH11, 11-LH11, 12-LH11, 10-LH12, 12-LH12, 10-LJ2, 10LH3, 10LJ11, 12LJ11, 11LJ16, 10LK1, 10LK2, 10LK11, 12LK11.

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.
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Hotpoint
1956 124 60mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1967 Whirlpool Dishwasher Brochures
Here are some sales literature brochures highlighting the 1967 line of Whirlpool dishwashers. Models include:

Built-in:
SRU-90, SRU-80, SRU-70, SRU-60

Portable:
SRP-90, SRP-80, SRP-70, SRP-60, SRC-70
Dishwashers
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Whirlpool
1967 12 34mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1962 Philco Wonder Wash Agitator Brochure
Here is a super cool brochure for the 1962 line of Philco automatic washers. Full feature chart included.


Automatic Washers
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Philco
1962 9 6mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Very First Staber Automatic Washer Brochure and Operating Instructions
Here is the brochure, installation and operating instructions to the very first Staber Automatic Washer. The Staber was a USA made horizonal access top loading washer, the first produced horizonal access washer since the 1947-1952 Launderall/Horton washer.


Automatic Washers
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Staber
1993 11 11mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1962 Easy Ring-of-Command Automatic Washer Brochures
Here are brochures for the Ring-of-Command line of Easy Automatic Washers. The Ring-of-Command machines utilized a pull ring on the control panel to advance the timer time-line.

Models include: ACL, ABL and ASL.
Automatic Washers
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Easy
1962 6 14mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1962 Easy Automatic Washer Service Manual
Here the comprehensive service manual for the entire 1962 line of Easy Automatic Washers.

Sections include: Specifications, Uncrating and Installation, Cycle of Operation, Operation of Suds-Saver system, Tools, Dismantling, Reassembly, Parts Replacement, Operating Mechanism, Adjustments, Troubleshooting and Wiring Diagrams/Schematics.

Models include: ACL, ABL, ABL-S and ASL.
Automatic Washers
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Easy
1962 113 63mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1975 Waste King Dishwashers Owners Manual
Here is the complete Use and Care guide to all 1975 Waste King dishwashers.

Models include: 410, 510, 610, 710, 750 and 910.
Dishwashers
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Waste King
1975 44 33mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Post-War Bendix Automatic Washer Brochures
Here are some beautiful sales literature brochures produced by Bendix to show off all of their post-war front loading and top loading "Economat" vacuum squeeze dry washers. Front loading models include both bolt-down and newer "Gyromatic" machines with suspension systems.

Models include: G, Updated G, G1, G-312, B, S, B-212, H, N-602.
Automatic Washers
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Bendix
1950 16 23mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1961 Kelvinator Automatic Washer Service and Parts Manual
Here is the comprehensive service manual to the 1961 line of Kelvinator "Orbital Action" automatic washers with Magic Minute.

Full service, troubleshooting and parts information included.
Automatic Washers
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Kelvinator
1961 83 113mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Post-War Bendix Dryer and Ironer Brochures
Here are some beautiful sales literature brochures produced by Bendix to show off all of their automatic clothes dryers, both gas and electric as well as their mangle ironers.

Dryer Models include: F, E-804 and E-805
Ironer Models include: D, J and L.
Clothes Dryers
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Bendix
1950 14 19mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1960 Hotpoint Automatic Washer Service Manual and Supplements
Comprehensive service manual to the entire line of 1960 Hotpoint automatic washers. Models include:

LW030, LW050, LW506, LW070, LW090
Also included are supplements produced throughout 1960 highlighting recommend service procedures changes and the introduction of new mid-year models such as the LW061, LW0616, LW025 and LW035.
Automatic Washers
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Hotpoint
1960 54 97mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Which Maytag Are You
Big foldout sales literature brochure highlighting the differences between the all the Maytag automatic washers of the early 1970s.


Automatic Washers
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Maytag
1970 8 19mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1982 General Electric Dishwasher Product Information Manual
This 16 page book takes a fascinating look at features and benefits of GE dishwashers.

Models Highlighted: GDS2500, GSD1200T, GSD1000T, GDS980T, GSD900T, GDS900D, GSD600D.
Dishwashers
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General Electric
1982 16 14mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1968 Whirlpool Automatic Washer Brochures
Here are some beautiful brochures highlighting the 1968 of Whirlpool automatic washers.

Models include: LSA9925, LSA9920, LSA7805, LSA7800, LSA6805, LSA6800, LSA6705, LSA6700, LSA5605, LSA5600, LSA5405, LSA5400, LSA4505, LSA4500
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Whirlpool
1968 14 65mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1968 Whirlpool Gas and Electric Dryer Brochures
Here are some beautiful brochures highlighting the 1968 of Whirlpool automatic dryers, both gas and electric.

Models include: LSE9920, LSI9921, LSI8901, LSE8900, LSE6700, LSI6701, LSE5600, LSI5601, LSI4501, LSE4500
Clothes Dryers
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Whirlpool
1968 22 91mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1971 Whirlpool Dishwasher Brochures
Here are some super fun brochures for the 1971 line of Whirlpool undercounter and portable dishwashers, both front and top loading models.

Models include: SWU-100, SWU-90, SWU-80, SWU-70, SWU-60, SWF-100, SWF-90, SWF-80, SWF-70, SWF-60, SWP-90, SWP-80, SWP-70.
Dishwashers
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Whirlpool
1971 15 54mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1974 Westinghouse Front Loader Washer Use-Care and Brochure
Here is a double feature, the Use and Care guide along with the complete sales literature brochure to the 1974 Westinghouse Washer model LT570P.


Automatic Washers
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Westinghouse
1974 8 14mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1947 Dexter Automatic Washer Service Manual
Here is the service manual to one of the earliest and original automatic washers, the Beam made Dexter. This machine was very unusual as it had two separate full size motors, one for wash and one for spin!

This is the comprehensive service manual to this early Beam design.
Automatic Washers
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Dexter
1947 62 80mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1968 Whirlpool Coin-Operated Washers and Dryers Brochures
Here are some really rare brochures for coin-operated washers made by Whirlpool. Full images specifications included for each machine.

Models include...
Washers: CSA2000, CSA1000
Dryers: CSE2000, CSI2001, CSI1001.
Automatic Washers & Dryers
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Whirlpool
1968 10 48mb $7.99

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Thumbnail Image of Download The Portable Compact Automatics
Brochure showing images and specifications of GE's portable impeller washer and dryer.


Automatic Washers & Dryers
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General Electric
1973 4 7mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download KitchenAid 7 Series Top Loading Portable Dishwasher Service Manual
Comprehensive service manual for all 7 Series KitchenAid top loading dishwashers. Models include the Electra KDC-7 and the Vari-Cycle models KDA-7 and KDW-7. Sections include General Information, Cycle Description, Servicing Instructions, Service Tips, Schematic Wiring, Timer Sequence Charts.


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KitchenAid
1972 32 18mb $14.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Preway Built-In Gas Kichens
Full brochure highlighting the entire Preway appliance line including the only gas dishwasher ever produced, built-in cooktops, built-in ovens, built-in gas compact range as well as matching range hoods.


Full Catalog
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Preway
1963 12 14mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1956 Frigidaire Automatic Washer Owners Manual
Here is the rare owners manual to the 1956 line of Frigidaire automatic washers. Models include the WI-56 Unimatic, WD-56 Pulsamatic and WS-56 Pulsamatic washers.


Automatic Washers
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Frigidaire
1956 32 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
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Kelvinator
1956 16 12mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1968 Easy Clothes Dryer Brochures
Here are beautiful brochures from Easy showing off their 1968 line of automatic gas and electric dryers. Full control panel images and specifications included.

Models include: DE-455, DG455, DE-444, DG-444, DE-423, DG-423, DE-422, DG-422, DE-400.
Clothes Dryers
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Easy
1968 18 17mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Behind the Sparkle There's A GE Mobile Maid Automatic Dishwasher
Beautiful brochures for the GE Mobile Mail model SP-40S and undercounder roll-out model SU-60S.


Dishwashers
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General Electric
1959 8 16mb $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
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Frigidaire
1955 2 2mb $14.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Imperial Mark XII Washer and Dryer Brochures
Great graphics in these brochures for the Top of the Line Imperial Mark XII Washer and both Electric and Gas Dryers.


Automatic Washers & Dryers
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Whirlpool
1959 6 14mb $5.99
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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
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Frigidaire
1976 88 51mb $14.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1973 Waste King Dishwasher Service Manual
Here is the comprehensive service manual to servicing most of the 1970's Waste King dishwashers. Updates through 1977 are included in this manual.

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

Sections include full troubleshooting, repair, how to test and wiring diagrams.
Dishwashers
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Waste King
1973 63 47mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Beautiful 1966 Speed Queen Clothes Dryer Brochures
Here are some wonderful brochures highlighting the 1966 line of Speed Queen Automatic Dryers. Models include: 165 and 1966, full images and specifications included for each model.


Clothes Dryers
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Speed Queen
1966 4 7mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1962 Frigidaire Electric Range Tech-Talk Service and Parts Manual
Very comprehensive service and full parts manual for all 1962 Frigidaire Electric Ranges. Models include:

Models include: RS-305, RS-30, RS-35, RD-38, RD-39, RCI -39, RS-1 0, RSD-15,
RD-20, RDD-20, RCD-71, Rl-55, RCI-75-62

Service manual includes wiring diagrams. Parts section shows all parts and part numbers. 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 Range.
Ranges/Stoves
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Frigidaire
1962 155 99mb $14.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Owner's Manual for your new Wringer Washer
Full owners manual and operating instruction book that was packed with every Lady Kenmore wringer washer in 1964.


Wringer Washers
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Kenmore
1964 20 16mb $9.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1956 General Electric Wall Refrigerator Owners Manual
Here is the complete owners manual and use/care guide to General Electric wall mount refrigerator model LW-11N.


Refrigerators/Freezers
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General Electric
1956 16 $14.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download The Shape of Tomorrow in Built-In Electric Ranges by Westinghouse
Here is a wonderful brochure highlighting all of Westinghouse's built-in ovens and cooktops from the early 1960's. Models include: OLA-24, OLR-24, OLC-17, OLB-17, OLA-17, PL, PLS, PLC, PMD, PJ-66, PJ-68, OMA, OMB, OMAS, OMBS, etc.

Images and full specifications included in these brochures.
Ranges/Stoves
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Westinghouse
1960 10 8mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Fine Gourmet Recipes for Everyday Use
Full owners manual, use and care as well as recommended recipes for using your glass dome Sunbeam Carousel Rotisserie Broiler. We love this appliance and use it all the time for making wonderful meals.


Small Appliances
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Sunbeam
1965 24 11mb $9.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Libby Glassware Catalog Fall/Winter 1960
Beautiful catalog showcasing the 1960 Libby line of glassware.

Sets include:
Emeralds Caddy Set, Americana Hostess Set, International Set, S+1 Hostess Set, Continental Cup Sets, Hostess Set, Partytime Sets, Caddy Sets, Golden Foliage, Gift Sets, Gift Box Sets, Smoke Ripple, Tempo Glassware, Home Barware, Table Sets, Cocktail Sets and Miscellaneous Sets.
Dinnerware/Glassware/Silverware
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Libby
1960 24 32mb $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 The GE Review
The GE Review was an engineering magazine created to report on the advances of technology of the time, including advances in Home Appliances.

Articles in July 1952 issue...


Editorial: The Fourth of July

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

What works on raincoats may not work on cables—the basic differences are: length of exposure; effect of moisture on the electrical properties. Cables insulated with rubber compounds must withstand years of continual exposure with a consequent absorption of moisture. And moisture absorption has proved to be a contributing factor in cable failures. continued…
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Published by:
The Review
1952 58 61mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1957 ABC-O-Matic Automatic Dryer Brochures
Here is ABC's final automatic dryer line before they were bought by Kelvinator and the ABC and ABC-O-Matic brand came to an end. These are wonderful brochures with pictures and images of each model including both gas and electric models.


Automatic Washers
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ABC-O-Matic
1957 20 22mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1976 General Electric Automatic Washer Use and Care Guide
Here is the complete use and care guide for General Electric Washer model # WWA8360V. Includes full cycle step charts for the Regular, Permanent Press, Knits, Mini-Quick and Soak cycles.


Automatic Washers
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General Electric
1976 24 42mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1959 General Electric Built In-Range, Oven and Cook-top Owners Manual
Full owners manual and use/care guide for all 1959 GE Built in ranges, ovens and cooktops. Models include: J820, J822, J620, J902, J904, J810, J812, J850, J852, J802, J720, J722, J724.


Ranges/Stoves
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General Electric
1959 32 11mb $9.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download KitchenAid KD-16 Series Portable Dishwasher Brochure
Beautiful brochure from Hobart highlighting the new 16 series portable dishwashers.


Dishwashers
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KitchenAid
1971 4 5mb $9.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download The Speed Queen Dry Cleaner
Here is a mid 1970s brochure highlighting Speed Queens coin-operated dry cleaner for self-service laundromats. Full images and specifications included.


Dry Cleaning
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Speed Queen
1975 4 5mb $5.99

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