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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: $11.99

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Thumbnail Image of Download Westinghouse Laundromat Model LCC30 Owners Manual
Full Owners manual and use/care guide to Westinghouse Laundromat automatic home washer model LCC30.


Automatic Washers
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Westinghouse
1963 24 20mb $11.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Westinghouse Laundromat Model LLC30 Owners Manual
Full Owners manual and use/care guide to Westinghouse Laundromat automatic home washer model LLC30.


Automatic Washers
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Westinghouse
1963 24 21mb $11.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1954 Norge Automatic Washer and Dryer Brochures
Here are some beautiful sales literature brochures highlighting Norge's 1954 line of automatic washers, semi-automatic washers and clothes dryers. Suggested retail price list at end of file.

Models include:

Automatic washers: AW450, AW-425, AW-422SP, AW-410

Semi-Automatic washers: AW-405

Dryers: AG-730, AE-620, AG-710, AE-610.
Automatic Washers & Dryers
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Norge
1954 20 66mb $8.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Maytag Washer A702-A702S Owners Manual
Here is the complete owners manual and operating instructions packed with every Maytag A702/A702S (S is the suds-saver model) from the early 1960's.


Automatic Washers
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Maytag
1962 22 22mb $11.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Speed Queen Combination Washer-Dryer Facts Manual
Here is the very rare Facts Manual produced by Speed Queen when they introduced their Washer-Dryer combination machine to highlight all the features and conveniences of having one machine do both the washing and drying.


Combination Washer/Dryers
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Speed Queen
1962 16 36mb $8.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1955 Kelvinator Automatic Washer Owners Manual
Complete use/care guide and owners manual to Kelvinator Automatic washer model AW-2 and Semi-automatic washer model SW.


Automatic Washers
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Kelvinator
1955 32 30mb $11.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1965 General Electric Automatic Washer Operating Guide
Here is complete operating instructions and use/care guide to GE washer models WA-832A and WA-837A.


Automatic Washers
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General Electric
1965 26 51mb $11.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Brochure to the Very First Whirlpool Automatic Washer
Here is a wonderful brochure Whirlpool produced back in '47 when they introduced their very first automatic washer.


Automatic Washers
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Whirlpool
1947 12 38mb $11.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1950 Westinghouse Laundromat Brochure
Here is a beautiful brochure from Westinghouse showing off their new 1950 model Laundromat model L-5.


Automatic Washers
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Westinghouse
1950 16 42mb $8.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1957 Speed Queen Washer Operating Instructions and Brochure
Complete sales literature brochure as well the operating instruction guide to 1957 Speed Queen automatic washer models A18 and A19.


Automatic Washers
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Speed Queen
1957 8 23mb $11.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1987 Whirlpool Laundry Products Catalog
Here is a wonderful brochure highlighting the 1987 line of Whirlpool Washers and Dryers.

Models include washers: LA3400XS, LA4400XS LA5400XS, LA6300XS, LA5000XS, LA5300XS, LA5500XS, LA5700XS, LA6150XS, LA7700XS, LA3800XS, LA5380XS, LA5580XS, LA5800XS, LA7800XS, LABBOOXS, LA9800XS.

dryers:
LE/G2000XS, LE/G3000XS, LE/G5700XS, LE/G5800XS, LE/G6150XS, LE/G7800XS, LE/G9800XS.
Automatic Washers & Dryers
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Whirlpool
1987 24 67mb $14.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1960 Hotpoint Automatic Washer Brochures
Here are beuatiful brochures for the 1960 line of Hotpoint Automatic Washers. Models include:

LW090, LW070, LW060, LW050, LW0506, LW030, LW025.
Automatic Washers
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Hotpoint
1960 16 67mb $8.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1960 Hotpoint Dryer Brochures
Brochures highligting the 1960 line of Hotpoint clothes dryers.

Modes Include:

LC090, LB090, LB070, LB050, LB030
Clothes Dryers
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Hotpoint
1960 10 38mb $8.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1963 Pyrex Glassware Retail Catalog
Here is a wonderful and rare catalog of Pyrex-ware glass kitchen products. Products include:

Clear ovenware, Town & Country, Turquoise, Early American, Pink, Primary sets, Casseroles, Coffee pots, saucepans, double boilers, dishware and tumblers, salt/pepper shakers. Full retail price list included at end for all products.
Full Catalog
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Pyrex
1963 0 47mb $14.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1960 Hotpoint Cooking Appliances Brochures
Beautiful brochures highlighting the 1960 line of electric ranges, cooktops, built-in ovens and the Customline Crest line of ranges as well.

Models include:
RB75-A, RB65-A, RB45-A, RB18-A, RB15-A, RA-301, RA-101, CustomLine Crest RU75-A, RU45-A, RR25-A, RJ85-A, RJ65-A, RJ35-A, RJ34-A, RJ15-A, RL75-A, RJ77-A, RJ-76A,
Ranges/Stoves
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Hotpoint
1960 38 150mb $14.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1984 General Electric Washer Use and Care Book
Here is the complete owners manual and use/care guide to GE Automatic Washer model WWA8364V.


Automatic Washers
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General Electric
1984 32 63mb $11.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1962 General Electric Washers and Dryers Brochures
Here are beautiful brochures for the 1962 line of GE automatic washers, combination washer/dryers, utility sink washer and dryers.

High resolution scan of 600dpi for crisp Images and full specifications included.

Models include...
Washers: WA-1050W, WA-950W, WA-850W, WA-750W, WA-650W, WA-550W
Dryers: DA-1020W, DA-920W, DA-820W, DA-720W, DA-620W, DA-520W
Utility/Sink Washer: WB2050W
Undercounter Dryer: DU2020W
Combination Washer/Dryers: WD-860W, WD-560W
Automatic Washers & Dryers
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General Electric
1962 32 149mb $14.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download GE Pull-Out Dishwasher Operating Guide
Here is the complete owners manual and operating use/care instructions to 1962 General Electric pull-out built-in dishwashers models: SU66 and SU60.


Dishwashers
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General Electric
1962 24 35mb $11.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1962 General Electric Range-Oven Brochures
Here are beautiful brochures for the 1962 line of GE free standing electric ranges and cooking appliances, including the Americana models!


High resolution scan of 600dpi for crisp Images and full specifications included.

Models include...
J790W, J792W, J760W, J762W, J791W, J761W, J763W, J408W, J750W, J304W, J404W, J303W, J403W, J406W, J402W, J302W, J400W, J401W, J301W, J299W.

Also included is the planning dimensions book the Americana model J790W.
Ranges/Stoves
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General Electric
1962 0 150mb $14.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Maytag Washer Model 142B-142SB Owners Manual
Here is a rare owners manual on the first major center-dial Maytag automatic washer. Models include both 142B and 142SB (suds saver model).


Automatic Washers
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Maytag
1958 26 8mb $11.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1990 Maytag Washers and Dryers Brochure
Beautiful brochure highlighting the 2nd to last generation of helical drive Newton made Maytag laundry appliances.

Models include:
washers: A9800, A9700, A9400, A9200, A7800, A7500, A7300.

dryers: D9900, D9800, D7600, D7500, D7400, D4000.
Automatic Washers & Dryers
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Maytag
1990 16 32mb $14.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1970 Maytag Dishwasher Brochure
Very fun brochure highligting the Maytag top-of-the line dishwasher of the early 1970s.


Dishwashers
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Maytag
1970 6 29mb $8.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1965 Westinghouse Top-Loading Washer Brochures
Here are brochures produced right after the switch-over to Westinghouse's own design of top-loading automatic washers.

Models include: LAF200, LAF400 and LAF600. Dryers are also shown: DTF200, DTF400/DGF400 and DTF600/DGF600
Automatic Washers
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Westinghouse
1965 12 53mb $8.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1954 Whirlpool Home Laundry Appliances Book
Here is an absolute beautifully illustrated catalog in book form from Whirlpool highlighting their 1954 line of home laundry appliances.

Products include automatic washers, dryers, wringer washers and mangle ironer.

Scanned at 600ddpi high resolution for a beautiful pdf file.
Automatic Washers & Dryers
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Whirlpool
1954 52 171mb $14.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Early Kenmore Dishwasher Owners Manual
I'm guessing this book is from around 1956. This is probably the first front-loading home dishwasher ever marketed by Kenmore. It's made by D&M. The dishwasher in the earlier Sears catalogs was marketed under the name Homart as a top-loading machine.

Full operating instructions, cycle chart, installation instructions and parts list included.
Dishwashers
Published by:
Kenmore
1956 36 40mb $12.99

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Thumbnail Image of Download Hotpoint Push-Button Automatic Washer and Dryer Brochures
Beautful brochures for the 1955 Hotpoint automatic washing machine and dryer lines. Illustrations and specifications for each model included.


Automatic Washers
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Hotpoint
1955 12 18mb $8.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download The Engineering and Manufacturing Facilities of the Hoover Company
This is an absolutely fascinating and extremely rare book from Hoover. Its a large/Life magazine size book containing images and descriptions of each department at the company in the middle 1950's.

Departments Highlighted: Production Division, Manufacturing: Die Casting, Plastic Molding, Stamping, Plating, Enameling, Finishing, Assembly, Tool and Die Making, Quality Control, Miscellaneous. Engineering: Facilities, Electrical Lab, Physics Lab, Mechanical Lab, Testing Lab, Chemical Lab, Metallurgical Lab, Plastic and Rubber Lab, Engineering Model Shops, Electronic s Lab.
Vacuum Cleaners
Published by:
Hoover
1956 32 64mb $8.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download New Kitchen Designs For Living
Wonderful and whimsical catalog showing off everything American Kitchen made available to homeowners in the early post-war era. Includes images and specifications for early D&M Roto-Tray Dishwashers and Disposers, full kitchen planner including all metal kitchen cabinets and storage units, countertops, porcelain sinks, drawer units and everything else to make a beautiful new shiny 1950s Kitchen!


Dishwashers
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American Kitchens
1953 24 34mb $8.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Using Your All Automatic Washer
Owners manual and operating instructions for GE's second Automatic Washer, model AW6.


Automatic Washers
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General Electric
1948 16 11mb $11.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Facts About Your New Mixer
Full owners manual and use/care guide to all triple-beat GE stand mixers from the 1950's.


Small Appliances
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General Electric
1955 48 23mb $11.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download No Matter What You Wash and Wear You’ll Feel Like A Queen
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
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Frigidaire
1960 32 17mb $11.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Advertising Pack Number 1
Here is the first in a series of highly rare advertisements from trade magazines for Appliances scanned in High Resolution! This first one shows off beautiful ads for:
- Whirlpool FSP-Factory Service Parts:
- Easy Combination Washer-Dryer
- Westinghouse Appliances
- Hoover Vacuums and Small Appliances
- General Electric Dealers
Miscellaneous
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Advertising Packs
1957 6 10mb $8.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1960 General Electric Automatic Washer Brochures
Here are brochures for the 1960 line of General Electric automatic washers.

Models include:
WA-1050T, WA-1055T, WA-850T, WA855T, WA-852T, WA-857T, WA-750T, WA755T, WA-630T, WA635T, WA-600T, WA605T,

Beautiful images and full specifications included for each model.
Automatic Washers
Published by:
General Electric
1960 18 26mb $8.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Hotpoint Washers, Dryers and Dishwashers
Brochure showing off all of the '78 line of Hotpoint automatic washers, dryers, dishwashers, disposers and trash compactors.


Automatic Washers & Dryers
Published by:
Hotpoint
1978 14 18mb $8.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Westinghouse Appliances For Home Planning
Here is a sales literature brochure highlighting the 1959 line of Westinghouse Appliances for the home. Products include:

Refrigerators Freezers
Built-in Ovens and Cooktops
Freestanding Ranges
Dishwashers
Disposers
Laundry Twins
Automatic Washers and Dryers
Combination Washer/Dryer
Air-Conditioners
Metal and Wood Westinghouse Cabinets
Full Catalog
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Westinghouse
1959 16 49mb $9.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1984 General Electric Washer Use and Care Book
Here is the complete owners manual and use/care guide to GE Automatic Washer model WWA8364V.


Automatic Washers
Published by:
General Electric
1984 32 63mb $11.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Philco 1962 Wonder-Wash-Agitator Automatic Washer Brochures
Philco introduced their wobbling rubber disk agitator in 1959 on their full size automatic washers. In 1961 the machine was redesigned with a slightly larger and now perforated wash tub but still using the 1959 agitator design.

These amazing brochures highlight these first perforated tub machines. Models include the Miss America W-226, W-224, W-222A and W-222.
Automatic Washers
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Philco
1962 8 12mb $8.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1965 Frigidaire Electric Range and Flair Range Tech-Talk Service Manual
Very comprehensive service manual for all 1964 J-Line Frigidaire Electric Ranges including Flair Models. Flair range service information begins on page R-141. Service manual includes wiring diagrams for all models listed.

Freestanding Models include: RSA-30J, RS-30J, RD-3SJ, RDG-38J, RD-39J, RCDG-39J, RS-10J, RDD-15J , RD-20J, RDD-20J, RD-71J, RCDG-55J, RCIG-75J.

Flair Ranges: RCD-630J, RCI-635J, RCI-645J

Looking for the replacement parts catalog for your Frigidare Flair Range, please see this manual: Frigidaire Flair Parts Catalog
Ranges/Stoves
Published by:
Frigidaire
1965 104 79mb $14.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Maytag Parts Identification Guide
Here is a very useful document, especially for Maytag collectors, it is a parts identification manual published originally in '66, but has some updates all the way to '77. This guide shows major washer, dryer, combo and wringer parts and information. Sections include:

Automatic, Dryer, Combination and Wringer Washer Serial No. Code
This is one of the best sections of the manual, it shows how to tell the exact month your automatic washer, dryer, wringer or combo was made from 1949 thru 1977 via the serial number!

Maytag Electric Motor Codes
This section shows how to date the motor on your Maytag machine.

Specification Changes
This is the other really neat section. It shows major specification changes and the date they happened to Maytag washers, dryers and combo's such as "Replaced unbalance mechanism with unbalance brake pads."

Major Parts
The following sections show images of parts, the part numbers, the models they were used on, the period in production and any comments related to these parts for the following items: Automatic Washer Timers, Combination Washer-Dryer Timers, Automatic Washer Water Valves, Combination Water Valves, Automatic Washer Lid Bases and Lids, Automatic Washer Top Covers, Automatic Washer Tub Covers, Dryer Top Covers, Dryer Timers, Dryer Door Gaskets, Combination Boots.
Automatic Washers & Dryers
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Maytag
1966 48 19mb $12.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Maytag Dutch Oven Gas Range Service Manual
Here is the compreshensive service to servicing Maytag Dutch Oven Gas Ranges from the 1950s. Sections include...

Types of Gases and Characteristics of Ranges Used with Different Gases

Uncrating and Inspection

Installation in the Home

Servicing and Adjusting a Maytag Dutch Oven Gas Range

Adjustment and Servicing Oven and Timer Control Mechanism Prior to Range Serial No. 125000-Mode1 5131 GA

Adjustment of the Automatic Timer Mechanism on Model 5131 GA Dutch Oven Range -Manufactured After Serial No. 125000

Adjustment and Removal of Range Panels- Model 5131 GA

Operating Instructions on Model 5131 GA Ranges Maytag Dutch Oven Gas Range -Model M 6140 GM
Gas Stoves
Published by:
Maytag
1952 64 44mb $14.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1980 Frigidaire Refrigerator-Freezers Brochure
Here is a sales brochure highlighting the entire line of 1980 Frigidaire Electric Refrigerators. Images and Full detailed specifications included for each model.

Appliances highlighted:

Side-by-Side No-Frost Refrigerator/Freezers
No Frost Top-Freezer Refrigerator/Freezers
Cyclamatic Partial Defrost Refrigerator/Freezers
Food Freezers
Refrigerators/Freezers
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Frigidaire
1980 14 15mb $8.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Wringer Washer Parts Catalog
Parts list for Maytag Wringer Washers - N Series. Original pages are soiled slightly but text and images are very clear and printable.


Wringer Washers
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Maytag
1953 18 10mb $14.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Consumer Bulletin - October 1962
For October of '62 Consumer Bulletin tests "Flair" style High-Oven electric ranges. In this issue they provide a full story and full ratings on their test results of the following models: Frigidaire Custom Imperial Flair, General Electric Americana, Kenmore Classic, Tappen Fabulous 400 and the Westinghouse Continential.

Other interesting reports in this issue include: A further look at popular breakfast cereals, What goes into modern chewing gums?, Should you "dry clean" your car- or wash it with water, in the time-honored way?, Stereo FM (multiplex) adapters, Selecting a Shotgun, Tire gauges and "Runless" nylons. Also "The sun tan may be unfashionable one of these days. The danger of skin cancer will soon eliminate today's sun tan as a status symbol".
Ranges/Stoves
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Consumer Bulletin
1962 44 49mb $8.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Classroom Textbook on Servicing Electric Ranges
Originally written in 1963 and updated in 1972 these were classroom textbooks for learning how to repair electrical appliances. A fascinating look at how appliance repair was taught and a great primer to learn how to repair vintage electric ranges.


Ranges/Stoves
Published by:
NRI
1972 68 109mb $14.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Maytag Dryer DE806 Operating Instructions
Complete operating instructions for Maytag's famous DE806 clothes dryer.


Clothes Dryers
Published by:
Maytag
1972 4 3mb $11.99
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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
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Philco
1959 4 39mb $8.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1960 Westinghouse Dishwasher Brochures
Here are two full color brochures featuring the Westinghouse Roll-Out built-in Dishwasher and the Westinghouse Roll-About Portable Dishwasher. Full images and specifications included.


Dishwashers
Published by:
Westinghouse
1960 8 10mb $8.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Room Air Conditioner Brochure
Full brochure for the Gambles room air conditioner.


Air Conditioners
Published by:
Marquette (Gambles Stores)
1953 2 4mb $8.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Whirlpool Automatic Washer with Suds-Miser and the Seven Rinses
Absolutely wonderful brochure from Whirlpool when they first introduced their second generation of automatic washers, with a newly redesigned control panel on the top rear of the machine. Has beautiful images, full specifications and a laundry room/area planner.


Automatic Washers
Published by:
Whirlpool
1950 12 10mb $8.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Last Early GE Direct Drive Washer Design - Preliminary Service Manual AW6-B1
Here is the service manual created as General Electric introduced their 1950 AW6 washer design model AW6-B1. This was the last of the GE AW6 washer series with the 1140rpm spin. In '51 GE changed their washer design to their first belt-drive design.


Automatic Washers
Published by:
General Electric
1950 28 12mb $12.99

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