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Replacement Drive Belt Guide for Vintage Laundry Equipment


Published by Automaticwasher in 2012-- Here is a comprehensive guide to replace the belt(s) in your vintage automatic washer, wringer washer, dryer or ironer. The guide lists by brand and models through the mid 1960s.

The way to use this guide is to look up your machine and most belts will be listed in a generic hardware store format number such as 3L260 or 4L320, etc. Simply find that number and take it into your local hardware store where replacements can be found.

Brands listed in this guide go back to the 1920's and earlier...

Ald, Alladin, Ambassador, Amc, American Beauty, American Ironing Machine, American Laundry, Apex, Appl Corp Of America, Armaid, Automatic, Barlow & Seelig, Barton, Beam, Bee-Vac, Bendix, Birtman, Blackstone, Block, Bock, Bryant, Caloric, Capre, Cavalier, Centrex, Century, Cissell, Classic, Clesco, Clipper, Coin-Clean, Conlon-Moore, Constellation, Cook, Co-Op, Coronado, Crosley, Cussin & Fearn, Defender, Dexter, Douglas, Dowagiac, Duchess, Duplex, Duracrest, Easy, Econowash, Fairbanks-Morse, Faultless, Fedders, Federal, Firestone, Franklin, Frigidaire, Gainaday, Gamble Skogmo, General Electric, Getz, Gibson, Glover, Golden, Granger, Grant, Graybar, Hamilton, Hammond, Holland/Rieger, Horton, Hotpoint, Hotpoint, Hudson, Hudson, Hummer, Hurley, International Dryer Corp., Iron Rite, Jacobs, Kelvinator, Kenmore, Launderall, Launderama, Laundry Queen, Leonard, Magnetic, Marquette, Marshall Wells, Maytag, Meadows, Mil, Minier, Mola, Monarch, Monitor, Montgomery Ward, Mza, Newton Maid, 1900 Corp., Norge, Ocean Wave, O'keefe & Merritt, One Minute, Pellerin Milnor, Penncrest, Permette, E J Perry Corporation, Philco-Bendix, Philgas, Pioneer, Quebec, Rheem, Roman Enterprises, Roper, Rural, Safe-T-Steam, Savage, Sea Wave, Simplex, Skelgas, Speedee, Speed Queen, Speedy, Standard, Stanley, Stiglitz, Sun-Aire, Sunshine, Superior, Temco, Thor, Trojan, Troy, Trump, Unico, Unimac, Universal, Upton, Vamco, Vanity, Vic, Voss, Wardway, Wascomat & Wascator, Waterwitch, Western Auto, Western Beacon, Westinghouse, Whirldry, Whirlpool, White House, Wichita Precision Tool, Windsor, Wizard, Woman's Friend, Woodrow and Zenith .

Number of Pages: 31
File Size: 24mb
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1947 Launderall Automatic Washer Owners Manual
Here is a very rare find, the Owners Manual, Operating Instructions Wall Chart and Warranty to the Launderall automatic washer which was the first horizontal access top loading automatic washer in the USA and possibly the world.


Automatic Washers
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Launderall
1947 23 9mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Maytag Big-Tub Washers and Matching Dryers Brochures
Here are some very cool Maytag sales literature brochures highlighting their 1970 line of large-capacity washers and matching dryers.

Models include: Washers: A906, A806, A606, A406. Dryers: DE906, DE806, DG906, DG806, DE606, DG606.

Please note there is some relatively minor water staining on these brochures, but they were cool/rare enough to post anyway.
Automatic Washers & Dryers
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Maytag
1970 28 24mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1977 Frigidaire Washers, Dryers and Laundry Centers Brochures
Here are some beautiful brochures highlighting the 1977 line of Frigidaire Automatic Washers, Dryers and stacked Skinny-Mini Laundry Centers.

Full images and specifications included. Models include...

Washers: WD-A, WC, WID, WIC-A
Dryers: DE, DG, DEC, DEG, DEI, DGI, DECI and DGCI.
Laundry Centers: LC-115, LC8-3 and LC-3.
Automatic Washers & Dryers
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Frigidaire
1977 12 11mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1977 Frigidaire Dishwashers Brochures
Here are some beautiful brochures highlighting the 1977 line of Frigidaire Automatic Dishwashers, both undercounter and mobile/portable.

Full images and specifications included. Models include: DWU-2, DWU-3, DWU-4, DWU-5, DWM-2, DWM-3, DWM-4, DWM-5.
Dishwashers
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Frigidaire
1977 8 9mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1977 Frigidaire Cooking Appliances Brochures
Here are some beautiful brochures highlighting the 1977 line of all available types of Frigidaire cooking appliances.

Full images and specifications included. Models include...

30" Electric Ranges: R-30, RG-35, RC-30, RCG-35, RE-36, RE-38S, REG-38, REG-38C and REG-39CD.
40" Electric Ranges: RE-47, RGC-45, RE-45.
Twin 30 Electric Ranges: REG-637V and REG-639CV.
Microwave Ovens: RCM-1, RCM-3, RCM-4 and RCM-6.

Ranges/Stoves
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Frigidaire
1977 14 10mb $9.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Maytag 1966 Competitive Washer and Dryer Report
Maytag compares it's newly designed washers and dryers to: Easy, Frigidaire, General Electric, Hamilton, Hotpoint, Kelvinator, Kenmore, Montgomery-Ward, Norge, Philco, Speed Queen, Westinghouse, and Whirlpool.

The purpose of this booklet is to better inform you of the comparison between Maytag and 13 other brands of automatic washers and dryers. It has been prepared from data supplied by the Maytag Product Testing Laboratory; every item and each statement has been checked for accuracy and validity by our Product Testing engineers.

Model changes often come at varying times during the year. We have made every attempt to give you the latest information available at the time of the printing of this booklet.

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Maytag
1966 32 15mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1949 Kenmore Washer and Dryer Service Manual
Here is one of the earliest Sears Kenmore service manuals we have found. This covers both their 1949/1950 model washer (non-bolt down model) and dryer.


Automatic Washers & Dryers
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Kenmore
1949 47 $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1967 Easy Automatic Washer Brochures
Here are some beautiful brochures from Easy highlighting their 1967 line of Automatic Washers. This probably was their first year of variable-speed control machines.

Images and specifications included. Models include: WA-355, WA-344, WA-322, WA-323, WA-321.
Automatic Washers
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Easy
1967 14 13mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download KitchenAid Portable Dishwasher 67 Series Use and Care Guide
Here is the complete owner's manual and use/care guide to the 67 series of KitchenAid Portable Dishwashers.

Models include: KDR-67 and KDD-67.
Dishwashers
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KitchenAid
1969 20 12mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1956 Frigidaire Dishwasher Tech-Talk Service Manual
Here is the complete service manual to all 1956 Frigidaire Dishwashers. This includes extra supplements during the year.

Models include:

DWUW-Under-Counter Model
DWFW-Free Standing Model
DWSW-Sink Combination Model

In addition, the following four special models were available:
DWUW-1-Under-Counter Model With Primer Finish
DWFW-2-Free Standing Model With Wood Top
DWFW-3-Free Standing Model With No Top
DWSW-4-Sink Combination With Stainless Steel Top
Dishwashers
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Frigidaire
1956 43 20mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1983 Miele Washers Dryers Dishwashers and Vacuums Brochure
This is a German language catalog highlighting the 1983 Miele line of front-loading automatic washers, twin-tub washers, clothes dryers, ironers, dishwashers and vacuum cleaners.

Models include:

Washers: W756, W765.
Dryers: T369C, T366.
Ironer: B864E.
Dishwashers: G530, G530U, G530I
Vacuum Cleaners: S130, S236i, S225

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Miele
1983 38 38mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1956-1957 Westinghouse Electric Range Owners Manuals
Here are the owners manuals to the 1956 and 1957 lines of Westinghouse Electric Ranges and Ovens. Manuals include main owners manual along with the special instructions manual.

1956 Models:
AH, AHS, BH, BHS, CH, DH, FH, EH

1957 Models:
AJS, EJ, FJ, HJ, RJ, DJ, KJ, CJ, IJ, KJ


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.

Your Westinghouse Speed-Electric Range will do the work for you ... provided you do the necessary planning and thinking.

Please read these instructions carefully. By doing this, you and your Westinghouse Speed-Electric Range will become wonderful cooking partners.

Ranges/Stoves
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Westinghouse
1957 56 21mb $9.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1966 Maytag What is New Dealer Training Guide
When Maytag introduced their brand new '06 line of automatic washers and dryers in 1966 they produced this book to show dealers exactly what all the new features are of these newly designed machines.


Automatic Washers & Dryers
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Maytag
1966 16 9mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1983 General Electric Dishwasher Product Information Manual
This 32 page book takes a fascinating look at features and benefits of GE dishwashers.

Sections include:
Benefits Customers are Looking For
Glossary
Systems Monitor of new Digital GE Dishwashers
Performance Flexibility
Energy Monitor Chart
Installation Information
Premium Dishwashers
Deluxe Value Dishwashers
Dishwasher Model Comparison Chart
Warranty Information

Models Highlighted: GSD2800D, GSD2600D, GSD2400D, GSD2200D, GSD1200T, GSD940D, GSD900, GSD640D, GSD600D, GSD50D.
Dishwashers
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General Electric
1983 48 24mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1983 General Electric Dishwasher Brochures
Here are wonderful brochures highlight the 1983 top-of-the-line of General Electric Dishwashers.

Models include: GSD2500D the all Electronic built-in Model and portable dishwasher modesl: GSC902, GSC702, GSC402.
Dishwashers
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General Electric
1983 8 7mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1983 Sanyo Portable Washer Owners Manual
Here is the owner's manual to the very first Sanyo portable impeller clothes washer.

Also included is the sticker that was affixed to the washer when it was brand new.
Automatic Washers
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Sanyo
1983 14 3mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1970 Maytag Washers and Dryers Brochures
Here are some wonderful brochures for the full line of Maytag Washers, Dryers and their portable machines as well.

Models include: A806, A606, A407, A106, DE/DG806, DE/DG606, DE407, DG406, DE/DG306, A50, DE50.
Automatic Washers & Dryers
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Maytag
1970 26 21mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1967 Frigidaire Appliances Catalog
Here is a catalog showing off Frigidaire Appliances for 1967.

Products include: Refrigerators, Food Freezers, Ranges, Built-in Ovens, Cooktops, Dishwashers, Disposers, Washers, Dryers and Room Air Conditioners.
Full Catalog
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Frigidaire
1967 20 13mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1951 Hotpoint Washer and Dryer Owners Manual
Here is the complete owners manual and operating instructions to the 1951 line of Hotpoint's washer and dryer.


Automatic Washers & Dryers
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Hotpoint
1951 40 25mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1972 Waste King Dishwashers Owners Manual
Here is the complete owners manual and use and care guide to all 1972 Waste King Dishwashers.

Models include: SS/911 and SS/878.
Dishwashers
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Waste King
1972 40 12mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Westinghouse 1965-1967 Continental Range and Oven Owners Manuals
Here is a set of six different owners manuals for several Westinghouse Continental Ranges from 1965 thru 1967.

Models include: KEE3H, KEE3J, OSE3E, KEE3B, KGC, KGC30, KHC30 and other models from the mid 1960's including the double oven models.
Ranges/Stoves
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Westinghouse
1967 102 42mb $9.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1961 General Electric Mobile-Maid Dishwasher Brochures
Here are some wonderful brochures for GE's portable top-loading dishwashers from 1961.

Models include: SP-40V and SP-60V.
Dishwashers
Published by:
General Electric
1961 12 9mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1955 Frigidaire Imperial Refrigerator Owners Manual
Here is the complete owners manual and use/care guide to all 1955 Frigidaire top-of-the-line Imperial refrigerators.

Models include: CIV-143 and CIV-115.
Refrigerators/Freezers
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Frigidaire
1955 48 24mb $9.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1972 Beam Central Vacuum System Brochure
Here is a sales literature brochure for the Beam Central Vacuum cleaning system for homes in the early 1970's.


Vacuum Cleaners
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Beam
1972 6 4mb $5.99
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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

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Thumbnail Image of Download Jan-Feb 1955 Westinghouse Service Beacon
Here is the bi-monthly service bulletin produced by Westinghouse for their dealers and servicers. Articles include:

Handle Differently - Columbus and Springfield Refrigerator Units
Good Service .. . 7 Years Later
140 ° Water Necessary for Proper Dishwashing
Timer Operation Guarantees 140° Water in All DWC & DWD Dishwashers
To Install a D-8 Dryer In An Old Dryer Installation, Use This Adaptor
What You Learn at the Factory Service School
Check the Refrigerator Defrost Control Plunger
Make This Gauge
Repairing Latch Handle Assemblies
Out of the Tool Kit
Win Any of These Awards
A New Dishwasher Fill Valve-facing
New Food Waste Disposer Sink
Flange and Safe Top
How to Replace Iron Elements
Changes In To-542 Toaster Manual Parts List
Westinghouse Appliance Dealer Uniforms Catalog

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Westinghouse
1955 24 22mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1980 General Electric Filter-Flo Washers and Dryers Brochure
Here is a sales brochure highlighting the entire line of 1980 GE Electric Washers, Dryers and Compact Laundry Appliances. Full control panel display images, machines photos and full detailed specifications included for each model.

Appliances highlighted:

Automatic Washers,
Electric and Gas Dryers,
Compact Washer and Dryer
Automatic Washers & Dryers
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General Electric
1980 6 6mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download How to use and care for your Youngstown Kitchens Automatic Dishwasher
"Completely Modernizes Dishwashing". Full owners manual and use/care guide packed with every Youngstown top-loading, Jet-Tower dishwasher in the late 40's and early 50's.


Dishwashers
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Youngstown Kitchens
1950 12 8mb $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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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 Hotpoint Built-in Oven Brochures
Beautiful brochures for the entire 1961 line of Built-In Electric Ovens.


Ranges/Stoves
Published by:
Hotpoint
1961 18 50mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1959 General Electric Automatic Washer Owners Manual
Here is the complete owners manual and operating instructions to the 1959 line of GE Automatic Washing Machines.

Models Include:
WA-950S, WA-855S, WA-850S, WA-855S, WA-650S, WA-450S
Automatic Washers
Published by:
General Electric
1959 33 27MB $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download The Workless Washday
"A Washing Manual for the woman who delights in cleanliness and takes pride in homemaking..."

In 1938 Bendix introduced the world's very first automatic washer. Two years later in 1940 Bendix created this second generation machine that was made until the war temporally halted production. Here is the full owners manual to the pre-war Bendix Deluxe bolt-down Washer.
Automatic Washers
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Bendix
1940 40 28mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Slide Show Presentation for the New 1968 Washer Dryer and Wringer Line
A fascinating presentation showing slides and suggested reading to to go with each slide on updates to the 1968 line of Whirlpool washers, dryers and wringer washers.


Automatic Washers & Dryers
Published by:
Whirlpool
1968 32 28mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Westinghouse Dryer Service Manual
Here is the complete service manual to all Westinghouse model DS-7 Dryers.


Clothes Dryers
Published by:
Westinghouse
1953 16 7mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1950 Hotpoint Servicegram Electric Range Service Manual
1950 Hotpoint Servicegram Manual covering Electric Ranges. Sections include:

Accessory & Optional Equipment Available to
1950 Hotpoint Range Line (Chart)
Apartment House Hotpoint Range
Base Trim for Low Cost 1950 Range
Inoperative Range Thermostats
Installing a Minute Minder in RB38 Range
Installing the llRXll Range Timer Accessory
Instant Heat Calrod Unit
Instructions for Rewiring Oven Units
Oven Problems (Emissivity)
Panel Alignment
Procedure for Determining the Accuracy of
the TC300 and TC400 Testers
Pushbutton Switch
Switch Knobs
UFllP50 Supersedes UF9P50 Unit
Timer Repairs
Trouble & Remedy Chart for Hotpoint Range

Hotpoint's Servicegrams were produced to keep service personnel up to date with new products, appliance specifications, appliance service instructions, troubleshooting procedures, older product repair and parts changes, installation instructions, customer complaints and recommendations, testing procedures, tools for repairs, wiring diagrams, timer charts, appliance history and evolution and other important information regarding their appliances.
Ranges/Stoves
Published by:
Hotpoint
1950 26 19mb $9.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1974 Norge Dishwasher Brochures
Here are some wonderful brochures showing the very rare Norge dishwasher, both built-in and portable models highlighted. Models included: KDU2420A, KDU2430A, KDU2440A, KDU2460A, KDU2480A, KDP2420A, KDP2430A, KDP2450A, KDP2480A.


Dishwashers
Published by:
Norge
1974 12 7mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1977 JCPenny Washer and Dryer Brochures
Here are brochures which were giving out in the retail stores highlighting the 1977 line of JCPenny Washers and Dryers. Full specifications and control panel views included.


Automatic Washers & Dryers
Published by:
JCPenny
1977 6 6mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1981 Frigidaire Washer Service Manual
In 1980 General Motors had sold their Frigidaire division to White Consolidated Industries. At that time the Jet-Action GM made washers were discontinued and Frigidaire washers were manufactured using both the Westinghouse Top-Loading design, as well as Franklin design. Eventually Frigidaire washers all became Franklin style washers.

This manual covers the new style Top-loaders. Models include: WCIJ, WIJ, WS-8J, WC-7J, WC-6J, WC-5J, WD-5J and WJ.
Automatic Washers
Published by:
Frigidaire
1981 84 44mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Accent Stainless Steel Waterless Cookware Brochure
Here is a brochure highlighting Accent's cookware from the early 1970's


Home Products
Published by:
Accent
1972 4 4mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Whirlpool Automatic Washer Operating Instructions - Model LHA5300
Here is the complete owners manual and operating instructions to belt-drive Whirlpool washer model LHA5300.


Automatic Washers
Published by:
Whirlpool
1978 12 6mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download KitchenAid KD-14 Series Dishwasher Owners Manual
Complete owners manuals and operating instructions to all 14 series KitchenAid automatic dishwashers from the early 1960s. Models include KDS-14, KDI-14, KDC-14.


Dishwashers
Published by:
KitchenAid
1960 24 14mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Automatic Washer Operating Instructions
Full operating instructions to GE washer model WA850A. Minor staining on this original document, but it is still clear and very ledgable.


Automatic Washers
Published by:
General Electric
1966 4 5mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1950 Maytag Gas Range Question and Answer Book
If you like vintage gas ranges, this is a fascinating book. It was produced to show off all the great features of Maytag Gas Ranges of the early 1950's.


Gas Stoves
Published by:
Maytag
1950 48 21mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1962 Blackstone Automatic Washer Service and Parts Manual
Comprehensive service manual to 1962 Blackstone automatic washers models WAD-62-82 and WAD-62-92.

Sections include: Descriptions, Specifications, Timer Cycle Diagrams, Inspection, Uncrating, Installation, Service of Cabinet, Tub and Tank Assemblies, Service of Electrical Systems, Service of Mechanical Systems, Troubleshooting and full parts manual.
Automatic Washers
Published by:
Blackstone
1962 60 30mb $7.99
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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 $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Ronson Foodmatic and Foodmatic Attachments Brochure.
Here is a wonderful brochure for the Ronson Foodmatic. This is a kitchen center that was built right into your counter and came with 16 standard attachments such as blender, mixer, meat grinder, shredder, coffee mill, ice crusher, juicer, etc etc.

This brochure covers both the Foodmatic Power Module and related attachments.
Small Appliances
Published by:
Ronson
1974 8 8mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Best Features in this 75 Birthday Bargain!
Brochure for the model J75 Easy Spindrier, with "Automatic Spin-Rinse"!


Twin Tub Washers
Published by:
Easy
1950 2 2mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download For the Finest in Modern Care
Gorgeous full brochure/book for the 1967 line of Whirlpool automatic washers and dryers.


Automatic Washers & Dryers
Published by:
Whirlpool
1967 16 25mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download General Electric Washers, Dryers, Combinations. Because They Are Special
Full brochure with images, feature explanations and full specifications for the entire line of 1970 General Electric Automatic Washers, Dryers and Combination Washer-Dryers.


Automatic Washers & Dryers
Published by:
General Electric
1970 16 15mb $5.99

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