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The Workless Washday


Published by Bendix in 1940-- "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.

Number of Pages: 40
File Size: 28mb
Download Fee: $4.99

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Thumbnail Image of Download 1969 Frigidaire Dishwasher Tech-Talk Service Manual
Comprehensive service manual for all 1969 Frigidaire dishwashers.

Models include:

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

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

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


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


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


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

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

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

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

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


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

Particularly interesting articles in this issue:

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

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

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


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


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

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

Models include:

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

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

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


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

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

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

This issue includes:

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

Maytag Advertising Banners

New Value Brochure

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

Maytag Value

The Maytag Dishwasher Belt, an Industry First!

The Maytag Fabric-Matic Automatic Washers, A107 and A407

Know Your Dryer Controls

The Confusion in Care Labels

The Satisfied Customer

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

Sales Ideas

New Magazine Ads

Service News

Dishwasher Selling Guide

New Maytag Dishwashers with the remarkable Power Module.

Maytag Crossword Puzzle!

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

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


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

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

Please note the originals had some minor water damage on them so there are some water spots or slightly blurry spots. However these are still very readable and super fun to look at.
Automatic Washers
Published by:
Philco
1960 14 22mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1959 Philco Duomatic Combination Washer-Dryer Brochure
Here is a wonderful brochure for the Philco's first 27" combination washer/dryer. Illustrations and Specs included for model: CE-794.


Combination Washer/Dryers
Published by:
Philco
1959 4 39mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1960 Philco Automagic Dryer Brochures
Here are some beautiful brochures for the 1960 line of Philco Automagic Dryers. Illustrations and Specifications included.

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

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

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

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

1933 to 1936 Rotary Models (Restrictor System)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

VOLUME 1 is located here for the earliest models.

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

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

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

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


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

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

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Thumbnail Image of Download 1980 Frigidaire Washers and Dryers Brochure
Here is a sales brochure highlighting the entire line of 1980 Frigidaire Electric Washers, Dryers and Compact Laundry Appliances. Full control panel display images, machines photos and full detailed specifications included for each model.

Appliances highlighted:

Westinghouse Design Automatic Washers,
Franklin Design Automatic Washer,
Westinghouse Design Electric and Gas Dryers,
Franklin Design Electric and Gas Dryers,
Franklin Design Compact Washer and Dryer Stacked Laundry Center
Automatic Washers & Dryers
Published by:
Frigidaire
1980 7 6mb $4.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Frigidaire Electric Ranges for 1963
The VIP-Vital Information Program packs were sent to Frigidaire dealers every year in the 60s to help educate them on all of the fancy features of GM Frigidaire appliances. Each pack contains information on a different Frigidaire appliance, this pack shows off all of Frigidaire's beautiful electric ranges, "40, 30" and Flair models.

They contain specs, data and beautiful graphics and images as well as plenty of information instructing dealers on what to say to help sell Frigidaire appliances to their customers.
Ranges/Stoves
Published by:
Frigidaire
1963 32 28mb $4.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Maytag Washpower Automatic Operating Instructions for model A406
8.5" x 11" operating instruction card that came with newly designed Center-Dial Maytag Washers.


Automatic Washers
Published by:
Maytag
1966 2 2mb $4.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1970 JCPenny Built-In Dishwasher Service Manual
Here is the complete service manual to all 1970 Hotpoint made JCPenny built-in dishwashers.

Sections include: Operating Cycles, Functional Operation, Installation, Service Instructions, Troubleshooting and Wiring Diagrams.

Models include:
862-8630-90-010, -011, -012, -013,
862-8630-91-010, -011, -012, -013
862-9610-90-010
862-961 0-91-010
862-9640-90-010, -011
862-9640-91-010, -011
862-9930-90-019
862-9930-91-019
Dishwashers
Published by:
JCPenny
1970 35 22mb $4.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Speed Queen Coin Operated Washer and Dryer Brochure
Here is a unque Speed Queen coin operated laundry appliance brochure discussing the equipment and their Route Operator Program.


Automatic Washers & Dryers
Published by:
Speed Queen
1972 4 10mb $4.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1965 Hotpoint Silhouette 15 Washer and Dryer Brochures
These brochures highlight the Silhouette series of Hotpoint washer and dryers. Abosolutey beautiful brochures to show off absolutely beautiful machines. Detailed images and specifications.


Automatic Washers & Dryers
Published by:
Hotpoint
1965 18 36mb $4.99
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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
Published by:
Sunbeam
1965 24 11mb $4.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Frigidaire Automatic Washer Handy Reference Guide
This is the earliest piece of Frigidaire Automatic Washer history we have found to date. It is a handy reference guide given out to show how to service the very earliest Frigidaire automatic washer. Images show earliest design of tub and pulsator mounting parts, some of which were changed and modified within a year or two to the more common Unimatic parts used through the 1950's.


Automatic Washers
Published by:
Frigidaire
1947 34 12mb $4.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1959 General Electric Built-In Oven and Cooktop Range Service Manual and Parts Catalog
Here is the comprehensive service manual and parts catalog (with part numbers) to all 1959 GE Built-in Ovens and Cooktops.

S line (1959) models include:
J720S, J722S, J724S, J750S, J752S, J754S, J780S, J782S, J784S, J802S, J820S, J822S, J850S, J852S

Sections include service and information on:
CUSTOM COOKTOPS CUSTOM OVENS
PARTS CATALOG SECTION
DELIVERY

DESCRIPTION
Custom cooktops
Custom ovens

DISASSEMBLY AND SERVICE — J802S, J850S, J852S
Body
Conduit plug
Control panel and switch box
Cooktop
Removing cooktop from countertop.
Surface units
Surface unit switches
Switch box cable

DISASSEMBLY AND SERVICE — JS20S AND J822S
Body
Cooktop
Junction box
Removing cooktop from countertop.
Surface indicator light
Surface units
Surface unit switches

DISASSEMBLY AND SERVICE — CUSTOM OVENS
Bake unit
Broil unit
Broil unit terminal blocks
Door trim
Front frame
Front servicing controls
Glass window
Indicator lights
Meat thermometer
Meat thermometer crystal..
Oven door
Oven door seal
Oven liner
Oven light
Oven light switch
Oven switch
Oven thermostats
Oven vent
Testing meat meter
Testing meat probe
Thermostat replacement ..
Timer
Timer crystal
Timer operation
Rotisserie
Rotisserie motor

INSTALLATION
Custom cooktops
Custom ovens
J802S
J820S1 and J822S1
J850S1 and J852S1

NOMENCLATURE
Custom cooktops
Custom ovens

SERIAL NUMBER
Custom cooktops
Custom ovens

WIRING DIAGRAMS
Custom cooktops
Custom ovens
Ranges/Stoves
Published by:
General Electric
1959 67 60mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Easy Spindrier Owners Manual
Easy Spindrier owners manual and operating instructions for '49 models.


Twin Tub Washers
Published by:
Easy
1949 20 9mb $4.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download AMC Automatic Washer Installation, Operating and Customer Maintenance Manual
Here is the complete owners manual packed with the Associated Merchandising Corporation's (AMC) automatic washer model A154AP.


Automatic Washers
Published by:
AMC
1951 11 6mb $4.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download A Tale of a Tub
This is an absolutely adorable book produced by the Chicago Museum of Science and Industry for the Tale of a Tub exhibit by Maytag. Descriptions of the exhibit along with Dick and Jane style illustrations are included.


Automatic Washers
Published by:
Maytag
1958 20 34mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download KitchenAid KD-12 Series Dishwasher Service Manual
Service manual for all 12 Series KitchenAid dishwashers. Models include KD-12, KD-22, KD-32, KD-42,KD-12P, KD-22P, KD-32P and KD-42P. Sections include General Information, Cycle Description, Servicing Instructions, Service Chart, Schematic Wiring, Timer Sequence Charts.


Dishwashers
Published by:
KitchenAid
1960 16 8mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Consumer Bulletin Magazine - July 1960
Consumer Bulletin was a highly respected consumer product information magazine from the 1930's onward. It was the main competitor to Consumer Reports from the 1930's through the 1960's.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Concluding test findings on the new outboard motors



Regular Features Include:
  • The Consumers’ Observation Post

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

  • Brief cumulative index

  • Listings of Current Phonograph Records

  • Ratings of Current Motion Pictures

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1960 40 32mb $4.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Marquette Gas Stoves
Great brochures for the Gambles line of Gas Stoves.


Ranges/Stoves
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Marquette (Gambles Stores)
1953 8 12mb $4.99
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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
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KitchenAid
1959 16 10mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Westinghouse D-6 Dryer Service Manual
Here is the complete service manual to all D-6 Westinghouse slant-front dryers. These are the machines with the "How Dry I Am" music box. Service manual includes instructions on servicing the musical signal as well as all other aspects of serving these wonderful dryers.

All information published in the D-5, D-5-A Dryer Service Manual is applicable to the D-6 Dryer with the exception of the electrical system. Therefore, this supplement must be used in conjunction with Dryer Service Manual for the D-5 dryer. Please note we have the D-5 service manual available in the library as well.
Clothes Dryers
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Westinghouse
1953 16 10mb $4.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download KitchenAid KD-12 Series Dishwasher Owners Manual
Complete owners manuals and operating instructions to all 12 series KitchenAid automatic dishwashers from 1957 through the early 1960s. Models include KD-12, KD-12P, KD-22, KD-22P, KD-32, KD-32P, KD-52P.


Dishwashers
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KitchenAid
1959 24 10mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Speed Queen Super Size Coin-Operated Washer Brochure
Here is an interesting brochure, it is for a laundromat/coin-operated 25lb front loader from Speed Queen.

Washes...Rinses...Extracts...in 25 Minutes!

Full images and specifications included.
Automatic Washers
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Speed Queen
1970 4 4mb $4.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download JCPenny Clothes Dryer Service Cover Art
Here is a compilation of service and parts manual cover art showing many models of JCPenny Clothes Dryers. Models from the mid 1960's through the early 1970's.


Clothes Dryers
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JCPenny
1964 12 7mb $4.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1962 General Electric Built-in Dishwasher Brochures
Here are some beautiful brochures highlighting the 1962 Built-In Dishwasher line from General Electric. Models include front-loading, roll-out drawer and under sink dishwashers.


Dishwashers
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General Electric
1962 22 54mb $6.48
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Thumbnail Image of Download Silver Anniversary of the First Maytag Automatic
"In 1949 the first Maytag automatic washers rolled down the lines at Maytag's brand new Plant 2 in Newton, IA. On these pages we take a nostalgic look at what those 25 years have wrought -- in product, in place facilities, in employees and in dealers."


Automatic Washers
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Maytag
1974 4 3mb $4.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download KitchenAid 4 Series Top Loading Portable Dishwasher Service Manual
Comprehensive service manual for all 4 Series KitchenAid top loading dishwashers. These are the last top loading models with the cast iron wash arm. Models include KD-4P and KDY-4P. Sections include General Information, Cycle Description, Servicing Instructions, Service Tips, Schematic Wiring, Timer Sequence Charts.


Dishwashers
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KitchenAid
1963 24 17mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1971 Frigidaire Electric Range Tech-Talk Service Manual
Very comprehensive service manual for all 1971 Frigidaire Electric Ranges. Models include:

RS-305, RSE-365, RDG-355, RDG-385, RDE-385, RCIE-395, RD-155, RDG-205, RDE-205, RCDE-71, RCIE-755, RBG-5355, RCDG-637VS, RCDE-637VS, RCIE-639VS.
Ranges/Stoves
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Frigidaire
1971 95 57mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1967 Speed Queen Wringer Washer Service Manual
Here is the complete service manual to many Speed Queen Wringer Washers.

Sections Include:
Specifications,
Service Procedures,
Adjustments,
Test Procedures and Troubleshooting,
Service Helps,
Wiring Diagrams.

Models include:
DVV 1010, DVV 1012, DVV 3010, DVV 3012, DVV 6010, DVV 6012, DVV 6020, DVV 6022, DVV 6030, DVV 6032, DVV 6041, DVV 6043, DVV 9011 and DVV 9013
Wringer Washers
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Speed Queen
1967 33 15mb $7.99

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