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Carefree Washing the Frigidaire Automatic Way


Published by Frigidaire in 1949-- Here is the complete owners manual and operating instructions that was packed in Frigidaire's third generation automatic washer, model WL-60.

Number of Pages: 52
File Size: 23mb
Download Fee: $5.99

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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
Introductory Price of $3.99


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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
Introductory Price of $3.99


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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
Introductory Price of $3.99


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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
Published by:
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
Published by:
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
Published by:
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 1980 General Electric Range Sales Power Manual
Quality Ranges - Better Ways to Cook and Clean.

This 48 page book takes a fascinating look at features and benefits of GE ranges.

Sections include:
Basic Features and Benefits
Range Quality Story
Why People Buy GE Ranges
Consumer Profile/Buying Trends
Electric Range Industry
Range Model Nomenclature
Control Panel
Cooktop
Door Design
Ovens
Standard
Continuous Cleaning
Self -Cleaning
Oven Cooking
Broiling
Baking
Rotisserie
Automatic Meat Thermometer
Clean Sweep Design
30" Range with Electronic Touch Timer
30" Americana® Hi/Low Range
Hi/Low & Built-In Microwave Ranges
TimeMaker™ Range
Mark 27 Drop-In Range
30" Slide-In Range
Grill/Griddle Range
Built-In Ovens
Cooktops
Hoods
Spacemaker™ Microwave Oven
Energy Conservation Tips
Questions & Answers
Range Accessories
Oven Interior Dimensions
Modular Range Displays
Warranties
Notes
Ranges/Stoves
Published by:
General Electric
1980 48 27mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1967 Philco-Ford Top-Loading Washer Brochures
Here are brochures for the entire 1967 line of Philco top-loading Automatic Washer line. Full images, control panel views and specifications and machine price list included.

Models include: W-2G8, W-2G6, W-2G4, W-2G3, W-2G2, W-2G1.

This brochure is rare and it's scanned at super high-resolution of 600dpi for crisper close-ups/zooms.
Automatic Washers
Published by:
Philco
1967 14 46mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1967 Philco-Ford Clothes Dryer Brochures
Here are brochures for the entire 1967 line of Philco gas and electric clothes dryers. Full images, control panel views and specifications and machine price list included.

Models include: DG-6G8, DE-6G8, DG-6G4, DE-6G4, DG-6G3, DE-6G3, DG-6G2, DE-6G2,
Clothes Dryers
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Philco
1967 20 16mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1967 Philco-Ford Automatic Dishwasher Brochures
Here are brochures for the entire 1967/1968 line of Philco undercounter and portable dishwashers. Full images and specifications.

Models include: KC16H6, KC14H2, KP18H6, KP14H4, KP12H2, KU16H6, KU14H2, KP18G6, KP14G4, KP12G2.
Dishwashers
Published by:
Philco
1967 10 7mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1976 Frigidaire Washers, Dryers and Laundry Centers Brochures
Here are some beautiful brochures highlighting the 1976 line of Frigidaire Automatic Washers, Dryers and stacked Skinny-Mini Laundry Centers.

Full images and specifications included. Models include...

Washers: WIC, WID, WCD, WCDA, WL, WA.
Dryers: DE, DG, DEC, DEG, DEI, DGI, DECI and DGCI.
Laundry Centers: LC-115 and LC-3.

Also included in the 1976 brochure is the very rare model budget model WA. This is a 1/18 style washer, with a timed fill and 1960's style Deep Action Agitator. Appended at the end is the Tech-Tips introducing the new budget model with full views of the control panel, washer tub and agitator and cycle charts.

This brochure is rare and it's scanned at super high-resolution of 600dpi for crisper close-ups/zooms.
Automatic Washers & Dryers
Published by:
Frigidaire
1976 19 56mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1976 Frigidaire Dishwashers Brochures
Here are some beautiful brochures highlighting the 1976 line of Frigidaire Automatic Dishwashers, both undercounter and mobile/portable.

Full images and specifications included. Models include: D-UD, D-UCD, D-UI, D-UCI, D-MCD, D_MI, D_MCI.
Dishwashers
Published by:
Frigidaire
1976 8 7mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1976 Frigidaire Cooking Appliances Brochures
Here are some beautiful brochures highlighting the 1976 line of all available types of Frigidaire cooking appliances.

Full images and specifications included. Models include...

30" Electric Ranges: R-30, RG-35, RCG-35, RE-36, REG-38, REG-37C and REG-39CD.
40" Electric Ranges: RE-47, REC-45, RE-45.
Twin 30 Electric Ranges: REG-637V and REG-639CV.
Compact 30 Ranges: R-530, RG-533, RE-537, RE-539C and REG-539CD
Wall Ovens: RG-94, RG-97, RE-94, RE-97 and RE-94D.
Cooktops: RB-131, RB-133, RB-137C and RB-139D.
Microwave Ovens: RCM-2, RCM-4 and RCM-6.

Ranges/Stoves
Published by:
Frigidaire
1976 26 22mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1954 Westinghouse Electric Range Owners Manuals
Here are the owners manuals to the 1954 line of Westinghouse Electric Ranges and Ovens. Manuals include main owners manual along with the special manual dedicated to the deep-well cooker burner.

Manual #1 Models include:
Commander AG, BG
Champion DG
Commodore CG, EG

Manual #2 Models include:
Imperial 30 FG
Thirty GG
Leader HG
Rancho JG
Coronet KG, LG

Now cooking will really be fun at your house! With your new Westinghouse Speed-Electric Range you will seldom find it necessary to stand at your range and stir foods while they cook ... or to lift a lid to see whether the water has boiled away or whether the food is done. That's because electric cooking heat is accurately controlled. It gives you the same fine results day in and day out.

No doubt, you have a fine reputation for your skill in baking. You'll be delighted with the wonderful results... all without worry on your part ... from the Miracle Sealed Oven.

However, I'm asking just one favor. Your Westinghouse Speed Electric Range will gladly do the work for you... provided you do the necessary planning and thinking.

So, won't you please read the instructions in the front of this recipe book carefully. It won't take long... and by doing this, you and your Westinghouse Speed-Electric Range will become wonderful cooking partners.

Ranges/Stoves
Published by:
Westinghouse
1954 136 52mb $9.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Hoover Comprehensive Vacuum Cleaner Parts Catalog
Here is an extensive collection of parts diagrams with descriptions of the parts and part numbers for many years of Hoover vacuums.

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 vintage Hoover vacuum cleaners.

Models included in this catalog include:
12/14
28
29
31/32/33/34/35/36
41/42/50/51/53/55
61
62/63/64
65/66/67/68/69/70
82/84/84B/85/86/87/88
91
115
334
344
348
404/409
415
434/444/454
564/574
584
589/593
634
704/704-01/706/707/714
719/728
843/858
913/913-01
918
1010/1020/1030/1060/
1070/1076
1100/1110/1118/1120/
1130/1136/1140/1149/
1151/1157/1170/1176/
1178/U6003/U6007
1330/1340/1348
2000/2001/2010/2011/
2017
2040/2048/S302l/S3023
2100/2110/2120
2200/2201/2204/2208/
2210/2260/2266
2610/2720/2726
2800
2830/2836
2900/2901/2910/2911
2940
2941/2950
2951/2970
2960/2980/2904
U4001/U4019/U4021/
U4003/U4005/U4007/
U4009
S3001
S3003
S3005
S2003/S2005/S2007
Vacuum Cleaners
Published by:
Hoover
1973 139 67mb $7.99

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Thumbnail Image of Download Take a Liking to Viking and Put One to Work For You!
Dated August 1974 this catalog from Canada's Eaton's provides wonderful images and specifications for Viking's General Electric made appliances. Products include refrigerators, ranges, dishwashers, automatic washers and dryers, wringer washers and even a twin tub! See some Viking branded GE Filter-Flo washers but with a side opening lids!


Full Catalog
Published by:
Viking
1974 24 30mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1957 Philco-Bendix Automatic Fluff and Tumble Dryer Brochures
These brochures were produced right after the laundry division of Bendix was purchased by Philco. They highlight the first automatic dryers branded Philco-Bendix. Models include electric: DGE-C, DGE-D, DGE and gas: DGF-C, DGF-D and DGF.


Clothes Dryers
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Philco
1957 12 14mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1951 Kenmore Washer Owners Manual
Here is the complete owners manual to Sears Kenmore's second generation of automatic washers which were produced by Whirlpool. The manual covers both models available from 1950 through 1952, the "Deluxe" model and the "Standard" model.

The Deluxe model was Kenmore's first automatic washer with a suspension system which means no bolting down was necessary and had a suds-saver system. The Standard model was similar to Kenmore's original 1947 bolt-down style washer, but with the suds-saver system removed and bolting down was required.
Automatic Washers
Published by:
Kenmore
1951 0 14mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1974 Fedders Air Conditioner Brochures
Here are some brochures of the 1974 line of Fedders room air conditioners. Lines included are the Portable, Wall-Fit, Whisperer, Sluptura, Decorator's Choice, Slider/Casement, Super Capacity, Super Saver, Budget Pleaser and Super Special.


Air Conditioners
Published by:
Fedders
1974 42 30mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Westinghouse F-12 Upright Vacuum Cleaner Service Manual
Comprehensive service manual for vacuum cleaner model F-12.

Sections Include:
DESCRIPTION OF OPERATION
SPECIFICATIONS
REPLACING PARTS
Replacing Handle Grip or Switch
Replacing Bumper, Hood, Bezel, Lens, Headlight Socket or Dust Guide
Replacing Switch Housing Details (Except Switch)
Replacing Latch Handle Spring or Latch Wire
Replacing Handle Latch Assembly (Lower) with Bumper or Hood Removed from Cleaner
Replacing Axle Bracket and Trigger Assembly
Replacing Handle Spring (Leaf Type)
Replacing Handle Tubes
Replacing Belt
Replacing Pulley
Replacing Motor Brushes
Replacing Rotary Brush Parts
Replacing Brush Holder
Replacing Suction Fan
Replacing Armature and Field
TROUBLE DIAGNOSIS
Trouble Chart
Checking Motor Which Fails to Start
Checking Radio Interference Capacitor
Continuity Check
Wiring Diagram
Vacuum Cleaners
Published by:
Westinghouse
1954 16 10mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download The Effortless Kenmore Way To Dry Your Clothes
Full owners manual and operating instructions packed with every 1957 Kenmore Automatic Dryer, including the worlds first Lady Kenmore Dryer. The term Lady Kenmore was introduced by Sears in 1957 and used until the mid 1980's.


Clothes Dryers
Published by:
Kenmore
1957 10 12mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Frigidaire Model Index and Identifier
Here is a wonderful item for anyone who is interested in vintage General Motors/Frigidaire home appliances. It lists every product Frigidaire manufactured between 1921 thru 1977. Then it continues on to list every model number to every machine Frigidaire produced along with the year that the particular model was produced. Appliances include: refrigerators, upright freezers, chest freezers, free-standing electric ranges, frigidaire flair ranges, twin-30 ranges, fold-back ranges, cook tops, wall ovens, flair wall ovens, mircowave ovens, compact 30 ranges, automatic washers, coin-op washers, automatic dryers, coin-op dryers, laundry centers, ironers, dry cleaners, dishwashers, disposers, electronic air cleaners, trash compactors, water heaters, ice makers, window air conditioners.

Also has a great chart showing Frigidaire Appliance production start and end years.
Full Catalog
Published by:
Frigidaire
1977 58 18mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download KitchenAid Model 3C Mixer Owners Manual
Full owners manual, operating instructions and a ton of recipes for the Model 3C planetary kitchen mixer. Full instructions and recipes for using the following attachment as well:

Can Opener,
Food Chopper/Meat Grinder
Fruit Juicer,
Ice Cream Freezer,
Knife Sharpener,
Oil Dropper,
Pea Sheller,
Silver Buffer,
Slicer and Shredder.
Small Appliances
Published by:
KitchenAid
1954 40 26mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download The Brides Guide to Home Laundering
Here is very fun laundry primer produced by Maytag for new homemakers on ways of doing laundry.


Automatic Washers & Dryers
Published by:
Maytag
1967 12 15mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1957 Hotpoint Dishwasher Owners Manual
Let's get acquainted with your new Hotpoint dishwasher book. Full owners manual and operating instructions to the 1957 Hotpoint impeller dishwsaher.


Dishwashers
Published by:
Hotpoint
1957 24 26mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download How to Make Washdays Carefree Days with your new Kelvinator Automatic Washer
Full owners manual and operating instructiions book for all 1957 Kelvinator automatic washer with "centric" action. Includes the top of the line "Do-All Dial" model.


Automatic Washers
Published by:
Kelvinator
1957 36 17mb $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 1961 Frigidaire Refrigerator-Freezer Tech-Talk Service Manual
Here is the comprehensive service manual to all 1961 Frigidaire Refrigerators. Models include:

Models:
SA-9-61, DA-9-61, DA-11-61, DA-13-61, FD-11-61, FDA-13-61, FDA-13T -61, FI-13T-61, FPD-13B-61, FPD-13T-61, FPI-13T-61, FPI-13B-61, FPI-15B -61.
Refrigerators/Freezers
Published by:
Frigidaire
1961 0 $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Colt Autosan Dishwashing - Sanitizing - Drying Machines Brochure
This brochure highlights the line of commercial dishwashing systems from Colt in the early 1950's.

The Dishwashing Machine with "Cloudburst Action".
Dishwashers
Published by:
Colt
1951 4 5mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download KitchenAid KD-2P Top Loading Dishwasher Service Manual
Service manual for early KitchenAid top loading dishwasher, model KD-2P. Sections include General Information, Cycle Description, Servicing Instructions, Service Chart, Schematic Wiring, Timer Sequence Charts.


Dishwashers
Published by:
KitchenAid
1959 16 10mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1964 Easy Wringer Washer Brochures
Beautiful brochures highlighting the 1964 line of Easy's Wringer Washers. Images and thorough specifications for each machine included.


Twin Tub Washers
Published by:
Easy
1964 6 6mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download How to use and enjoy your new 1961 Frigidaire Electric Range
Full owners manual and operating instructions to all 1961 40" Frigidaire Imperial and Custom Imperial Electric Ranges.

Models include: RCI-75-61 and RI-55-61.
Ranges/Stoves
Published by:
Frigidaire
1961 28 22mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download House and Home Magazine - July 1956

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House and Home Magazine was the Better Homes and Gardens for the professional home builders. While not specifically related about home appliances, this magazine was geared towards all aspects of building homes in 1950's.

This issue's main articles:

EDITORIALS
Time for new ideas, new models
Trade-ins can help everybody

STORY OF THE MONTH
What 33 leaders are doing to meet the buyers’ market

NEW HOUSES
Is the three-zone house the answer to today’s living?
Why summer houses are fun for designers, a boon to builders

DESIGN
How new ideas and materials are changing the fireplace

LAND PLANNING
Jalonack plays it big and handsome in a 4,000-house project

MARKETS
Report from 35 cities: Trade-ins are catching on big How 23 builders use community pools to boost sales

PRODUCTS AND PRACTICE
Experimental house: Is thin shell concrete practical? Four more ways to build better for less New load-bearing window walls

NEWS
Survey shows house starts still close to ’53 and *54 levels Remodeling market: Federal Reserve says it is up only 3%
Index to these and other News reports

DEPARTMENTS
Letters
Technical Publications
Technical News
Advertising Index

VINTAGE ADVERTISEMENTS From:
Alliance Ware, Inc., Aluminum Co. of America Amcrete Corporation, American Motor Corp. (Kelvinator Division) American-Standard Corporation (Plumbing & Heating Division), American Telephone & Telegraph Co., American Welding & Mfg. Co., Anco Window Corporation Andersen Corp., Arco Company, The Armstrong Cork Co., Asbestos-Cement Products Assn., Bakehte Co. (Division of Union Carbide & Carbon) Bendix Moldings, Inc., Berns Manufacturing Corp., Besser Company, Bessler Disappearing Stairway Co., Bilco Co., The Bird & Son, Inc., Blue Ridge Glass Corp., Briggs Mfg. Co., Brikcrete Associates, Bryant Division (Carrier Corporation), Bull Dog Electric Products Co., Carrier Corporation (Bryant Division), Case & Son Mfg. Co., W. A., Ceco Steel Products Corp., Certain-Teed Products Corp., Chase Brass & Copper Co., Combustion Engineering, Inc. (Home Equipment Div.) Connor Engineering Corp., Consoweld Corp., Crane Co., Crawford Door Company Curtis Companies Service Bureau, Douglas Fir Plywood Assoc., Dow Chemical Co., The Dur-o-Wal, Eljer Co., Electromode Corp., Elkay Mfg. Co., E-Z-Way Sales, Inc., Fleet of America, Inc., Frigidaire Div. (General Motors Corp), GBH Way Homes, Inc., General Electric Co., General Motors Corp. (Frigidaire Div.), General Tire & Rubber Co., The (Bolta-Floor Division), General Tire & Rubber Co., The (Jeannette Division), Georgia Pacific Corporation, Gerber Plumbing Fixtures, Gold Seal Division (Congoleum-Naim, Inc.), Grant Pulley & Hardware Co., Great Lakes Carbon Corp. (Perlite Division), Grillcraft Co., Hall-Mack Co., Halstead & Mitchell Harnischfeger Homes, Inc., Heinley Mastercraft Products Homelite Corp., Horizon Door Company, Inc., HOUSE & HOME, Ingersoll Products Division (Borg-Warner Corp.), Inland Homes Corp., Insulite Division (Minnesota & Ontario Paper Co.) Johns-Manville, Kelvinator Div. (American Motor Corp.), Kennatrack Corp., Kentile, Inc., Keystone Steel & Wire Co., Kwikset Sales & Service Co., Leviton Manufacturing Co., Libbey Owens Ford Glass Co., Line Material Co. Division of McGraw Electric Co. Long-Bell Lumber Company Louisville Cement Co., Maas & Waldstein Co., Majestic Co., Inc., The Mastic Tile Corp. of America McCall’s Magazine, McGraw Electric Co. (Line Material Co., Division of) Midcontinent Adhesive Company Midget Louver Co., Miller Mfg. Co., Inc., Frank B., Minneapolis-Honeywell Regulator Co., Minnesota & Ontario Paper Co. (Insulite Division) Moen Valve Co., Monsanto Chemical Co., Moore, Inc., Goodloe E., Mosley Electronics, Inc., Mueller Brass Co., National Concrete Masonry Assn., National Electrical Mfrs. Assn., National Gypsum Co., National Homes Corp., National Lock Company National Mfg. Co., National Oak Flooring Mfrs. Assn., National Pool Equipment Co., National-U. S. Radiator Corporation New Castle Products, Inc., Nudor Mfg. Corp., Nutone, Inc., Onan & Sons, Inc., D. W., Owens Corning Fiberglas Corp., Panelfold Doors, Perlite Division (Great Lakes Carbon Corp.), Peterson Window Corp., Pittsburgh Plate Glass Co., Place Homes, Inc., Portland Cement Association Progress Manufacturing Company, Ramset Fastening System (Shure-Set), Ready Hung Door Corp., Remcon, A division of Pyramid Instrument Corp. Remington Arms Co., Inc., Reynolds Metals Co., Roberts Mfg. Co., Ruberoid Co., The, Samuel Stamping & Enameling Co., Schlage Lock Co., Scholz Homes, Inc., Shure-Set (Ramset Fastening System), S. K. Laboratories, Inc., Smith Corp., A. O., Sonoco Products Co., Stylon Corp., Summitville Tiles, Inc., Superior Electric Co., The, Union Carbide & Carbon Corp. (Division of Bakelite Corp.), Unique Balance Company, Inc., United States Plywood Corp., Universal Atlas Cement Co., Utility Appliance Corp., Van-Packer Corp., Visking Corp., The Vulcan Radiator Co., The, Weatherstrip Research Institute Weiser Co., Western Lock Mfg. Co., Westinghouse Electric Corp., Weyerhaeuser Sales Co., Wiegand Co., Edwin L., William Wallace Co., Wood Conversion Co., Woodall Industries, Inc., Woodward Iron Co., Yale & Towne Mfg. Co.,
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1956 230 104mb $9.99
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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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The Review
1952 58 61mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1961 Frigidaire Portable Dishwasher Tech-Talk Service Manual
Here is the full Tech-Talk service manual for all 1961 Frigidaire D&M made portable dishwashers.

Models include:
DW-STB and DW-DTB Frigidaire Automatic Dishwashers

Specifications, Cycle charts and full servicing information included.
Dishwashers
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Frigidaire
1961 60 35mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1968 Easy Automatic Washer Service Manual
Here is the comprehensive service manual to 1968 Easy automatic washers.

Models covered: WA-421, WA-428, WA-422, WA-4226, WA-423, WA-444, WA-455.

Sections include: Feature Chart, Control Panel Chart, Specifications, Installation Instructions, Servicing Timer, Switches, Components, Motor, Wiring, Testing, Transmission Repair, WA-455 Variable Speed Washer.
Automatic Washers
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Easy
1968 56 42mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1967 Philco-Ford Top-Loading Washer Brochures
Here are brochures for the entire 1967 line of Philco top-loading Automatic Washer line. Full images, control panel views and specifications and machine price list included.

Models include: W-2G8, W-2G6, W-2G4, W-2G3, W-2G2, W-2G1.

This brochure is rare and it's scanned at super high-resolution of 600dpi for crisper close-ups/zooms.
Automatic Washers
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Philco
1967 14 46mb $7.99
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Owners Manual and Operating Instructions for Whirlpool washers Models LPA 5500; LPA 5505 (with SUDS-MISER® system )


Automatic Washers
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Whirlpool
1966 22 26mb $5.99
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Full Owners manual, operating instructions, suggested receipes and replacement parts information for the Sunbeam MixMaster model 9.


Small Appliances
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Sunbeam
1948 48 39mb $7.99
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Complete Owners manual and operating instructions to Frigidaire's middle and bottom of the line automatic washers for 1960. Custom Deluxe, Deluxe and Super models, including suds-saver models.


Automatic Washers
Published by:
Frigidaire
1960 32 17mb $5.99

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