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Westinghouse Roaster Oven and Infra-Red Broiler-Grid Owners Manual


Published by Westinghouse in 1954-- Full owners manual, operating instructions and hundreds of suggested recipes to Westinghouse's wonderful electric roaster.

Number of Pages: 68
File Size: 32mb
Download Fee: $11.99

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Thumbnail Image of Download 1978 GM-Frigidaire Microwave Oven Service Manual
Comprehensive service manual to all Frigidaire Microwave Ovens.

Models Included: RCM-5, RCM-7, RWM-7, RCM-9
Microwave Ovens
Published by:
Frigidaire
0 86 110mb $14.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1975 Frigidaire Wall Ovens and 30 Inch Electric Ranges Service Manual
Complete service manual to all 1975 Frigidaire home 30" wide electric cooking ranges along with all 1975 Frigidaire Wall Ovens. Complete troubleshooting, service instructions and wiring diagrams included.

Models include:
Wall Ovens: RBG-94, RBG-97, RBE-94, RBE-97
30" Ranges: RB-530, RBG-533, RBE-533, RBEG-539C.
Ranges/Stoves
Published by:
Frigidaire
1975 80 123mb $14.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1976 Frigidaire Touch-N-Cook Range Service Manual
Complete service manual to 1976 Frigidaire Touch-N-Cook Electric Range and Oven, model REG-39CD.


Ranges/Stoves
Published by:
Frigidaire
1976 40 60mb $14.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1977 Frigidaire Built-In Touch-N-Cook Ranges Service Manual
Complete service manual to 1977 Frigidaire Touch-N-Cook Built in cooking appliances.

Models include: REG-539CD, RE-94D, RB139D.
Ranges/Stoves
Published by:
Frigidaire
1977 68 106mb $14.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1973 Frigidaire Ceramic Ceramatop Range Service Manual
Complete service manual to Frigidaire ceramic top range model number RCDE3-37CU. Complete troubleshooting, service instructions and wiring diagrams included.


Ranges/Stoves
Published by:
Frigidaire
1973 39 62mb $14.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1976 Frigidaire Built-In Electric Ranges Service Manual
Complete service manual to all 1976 Frigidaire built-in electric ranges and wall ovens. Complete troubleshooting, service instructions and wiring diagrams included.

Models include:
R-530, RG-533, RE-537, REG-539C, RB-131, RB-133, RB-137C, RG-94, RE-94, RG-97, RE-97
Ranges/Stoves
Published by:
Frigidaire
1976 95 130mb $14.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1979 Frigidaire 30 Inch Electric Ranges Service Manual
Complete service manual to all 1979 Frigidaire home 30" wide electric cooking ranges. Complete troubleshooting, service instructions and wiring diagrams included.

Models include:
RE-636VG, REG-638VG, REG-639CVG, REM-638VG, REM639CVG
Ranges/Stoves
Published by:
Frigidaire
1979 86 113mb $14.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1968 Frigidaire Free-Standing Electric Range Service Manual
Here is the comprehensive service manual to all 1968 Frigidaire 30" and 40" free standing electric ranges.

Models include:
30" Ranges: RSA-30N, RS-30N, RS-35N, RD-35N, RDG-38N, RCDG-39N, RE-30N, RSAE-30N, RSE-36N, RDE-38N, RCDE-39N, RCIE-39N, RXE-39N

40" Ranges: RS-10N, RD-20N, RDDG-20N, RCDG-71N, RSE-15N, RDE-20N, RCIE-75N

24" Ranges: RAN-4, RAH-4
Ranges/Stoves
Published by:
Frigidaire
1968 74 106mb $14.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1968 Frigidaire Refrigerator-Freezer N Line Service Manual
Here is the comprehensive service manual for all 1968 Frigidaire home refrigerator-freezer models.

Models include:
D-100N, D-116N, FD123TN, FD-141TN, FCDM-148N, FPD-121TN, FPD-146TN, FPD-146TAN, FPD-166TN, FPD-166TAN, FPD-144BN
Refrigerators/Freezers
Published by:
Frigidaire
1968 95 71mb $14.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Frigidaire Basic Refrigeration Home Study Course
Here is a great primer to learning how to service 20th century refrigerator-freezers. It is a home study course from Frigidaire although this is valid for most brands of refrigerators.

Topics include:
Basic Food Preservation,
Fundamentals of Refrigeration,
Systems and Components
Refrigerators/Freezers
Published by:
Frigidaire
1978 64 71mb $14.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1953-1958 Frigidaire Refrigerator Parts Catalog
Here is a complete catalog with illustrations of parts, part names and part numbers for all Frigidaire Home Refrigerator-Freezers.

Models Include...
1953 Models:
AS-44, AS-44F, AS-61, AS-83, AS-76, SS-77, DS-90, OS-106, IS-106, IS-106P, IS-108, IS-108P, MS-86, MS-90, SS-72, SS-74, SS-86, SS-86P, SS-97, SS-114

1954 Models:
AT-44, AT-61, CT-70, CT-701, CT-702,CTD-84, CTD-84P, CTD-841, CTD-841P, CTD-842, CTD-842P, CTD-103, CTD-1031, CTD-1032, CTD-103S, CTI-103, CTI-103P, CTI-1031, CTI-1031P, CTI-1032, CTI-1032P, CTI-130, CTI-130P, CTI-1301, CTI-1301P, CTI-1302, CTI-1302P, CTI-150, CTI-150P, CTI-1501, CTI-1501P, CTI-1502, CTI-1502P, ST-76, ST-761, ST-762, STD-76, STD-761, STD-762, STD-91, STD-91P, STD-911, STD-911P, STD-912, STD-912P, STD-110, STD-1101, STD-1102

1955 Models:
AY-44, AY-61, CDV-84, CDV-103, CDV-103P, CDV-1031, CDV-1031P, CDV-1032, CDV-1032P, CDV-103S, CDV-112S, CIV-84, CIV-84P, CIV-841, CIV-842, CIV-841P, CIV-842P, CIV-1121P, CIY-1122P, CIV-112, CIV-112P, CIV-1121, CIV-1122, CIV-115, CIV-115P, CIV-1151, CIV-1152, CIV-1151P, CIV-1152P, CIV-1501P, CIV-1502P, CIV-143, CIV-143P, CIV-1431, CIV-1431P, CIV-1432, CIV-1432P, CIV-150, CIV-150P, CIV-1501, CIV-1502, SV-76, SDV-76, SV-76S, SDV-91, SDV-91P, SDV-911, SDV-912, SDV-110, SDV-91S, SDV-911P, SDV-912P, SDV-91PS

1956 Models:
A-44-56, A-61-56, CP-120-56, PCP-120-56, CP-143-56, PCP-143-56, FD-95-56, PFD-120-56, FD-120-56F0-95-56, FD-120-56, FDS-120-56, FDS-121-56, FI-121, PFI-121-56, FIW-150, S-80-56, S-80-56, SA-80-56, SS-80-56, SS-80-56, SAW-81, SSW-81, SA-80-56, SS-80-56, SAW-81, SSW-81, S-101-56, PS-101-56, S-121-56, SS-101-56

1957 & 1958 Models:
CP-123-57, CP-141-57, CP-125-58, CP-144-58, CP-123-57, CP-141-57, CP-125-58, CP-144-58, PGP-141-57, PCP-144-58, D-11S-58, FD-101-57, FD-102-57, FD-120-57, FD-120-57, PFD-120, FD-122-58, FD-122-58, FI-120-57, FI-123-58, FI-120-57, FI-123-58, PFI-120-57, PFI-123-58, FI-121-57, FI-122-58, FI-121-57, FI-122-58, PFI-122-58, FP-142-58, FP-142-58, FS-101-57, FD-104-58, FD-104-58, PFS-101-57, PFD-104-58, S-80-57, SA-81-57, S-8-58, SA-8-58, S-80-57, SA-81-57, SS-81-57, S-8-58, SA-8-58, SS-8-58, SS-81-57, SS-8-58, S-104-57, S-124-57, D-11-58, D-13-58, S-104-57, S-124-57, D-11-58, D-13-58, PD-11-58

Having the manufacturers part number for the part you need is essential for doing internet/eBay searches to locate these rare, no longer available parts. In many circumstances they can be found once you know the part number. This guide is essential for anyone who has any vintage Frigidaire appliance.
Refrigerators/Freezers
Published by:
Frigidaire
1958 634 145mb $14.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1965 Frigidaire Refrigerator-Freezer J Line Service Manual
Here is the comprehensive service manual for all 1965 Frigidaire home refrigerator-freezer models. Also included is the supplement for servicing their brand new automatic ice maker.

Models include:
S-10J, D-10J, D-12J, D-14J, FD-12TJ, FDA-13TJ, FD-13TJ, FD-14BJ, FCDM-14J, FPD-12TJ, FPDA-14TJ, FPD-14TJ, FPDA-14BJ, FPD-14BJ, FPD-16BJ, FPD-19BJ, FPI-12TJ, FPI-14TJ, FPI-14BJ, FPI-16BJ, FPI-19BJ, FPI-16BAJ.
Refrigerators/Freezers
Published by:
Frigidaire
1965 120 103mb $14.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1966 Frigidaire Refrigerator-Freezer K Line Service Manual
Here is the comprehensive service manual for all 1966 Frigidaire home refrigerator-freezer models.

Models include:
S-10K,D-10K, D-12K, D-14L, FDA-12TK, FDA-13TK, FD-13TK, FDA-14BK, FCDM-14K, FPDA-14-12TK, FPDA-14TK
Refrigerators/Freezers
Published by:
Frigidaire
1965 96 72mb $14.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1955 ABC-O-Matic Automatic Washer Service Manual
Full and comprehensive service manual to the 1955 line of ABC-O-Matic automatic and semi-automatic washers. Service bulletins also included at the end of the document.

Models include: 61, 71, 81 and 91.
Automatic Washers
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ABC-O-Matic
1955 56 77mb $12.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1965-1966 Frigidaire Coin-Operated Washers Service Manual
Here are the service manuals to the first Super-Duty transmission commercial/coin-op automatic washers from Frigidaire. These are the 1010rpm spin/18 minute cycle washers.

Models include: WCOJ, WCOJ-M, WCOJ-LP, WCOJ-MLP, WCK, WCK-LP, WCK-M, WCK-MLP.
Automatic Washers
Published by:
Frigidaire
1965 132 171mb $12.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1964 Montgomery Ward Portable Dishwasher Owners Manual
Here are the complete use/care and operating instructions to Montgomery Ward's Signature portable dishwasher model FFT-977 and FFT-937.


Dishwashers
Published by:
Montgomery Ward
1964 12 22mb $11.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1953-1960 Westinghouse Service Beacons
Here is a random sampling of Westinghouse Service Beacons from '53-'60. These are service bulletins that were released every few months on Westinghouse appliances. They include tips on servicing, new procedures and product changes.


Automatic Washers & Dryers
Published by:
Westinghouse
1960 230 222mb $12.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1961-1962 Westinghouse Service Beacons
Here is a random sampling of Westinghouse Service Beacons from '61 thru '62 These are service bulletins that were released every few months on Westinghouse appliances. They include tips on servicing, new procedures and product changes.


Automatic Washers & Dryers
Published by:
Westinghouse
1962 268 176mb $12.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1963-1965 Westinghouse Service Beacons
Here is a random sampling of Westinghouse Service Beacons from '63 thru '65 These are service bulletins that were released every few months on Westinghouse appliances. They include tips on servicing, new procedures and product changes.


Automatic Washers & Dryers
Published by:
Westinghouse
1965 274 218mb $12.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1972 Kenmore Washer Owners Manual
Here is the owners manual, wash guide, parts list and installation instructions packed with every 600 series Kenmore automatic washer from 1972. Models include: 110.7204610, 110.7204660, 110.7205610, 110.7205660.


Automatic Washers
Published by:
Kenmore
1972 48 56mb $14.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1954 Kenmore Washer Owners Manual
Here is the complete use and care guide to the 1954 Kenmore Automatic Washer.


Automatic Washers
Published by:
Kenmore
1954 20 26mb $11.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1959 Kenmore Automatic Washer Owners Manual
Here is the complete owners manual and operating instructions to the middle of the line Kenmore Alphabet Automatic Washer from 1959.


Automatic Washers
Published by:
Kenmore
1959 20 28mb $11.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Electrolux XII Vacuum Cleaner Owners Manual
Here is the complete owners manual and use/care guide to Electrolux Vacuum model XII.


Vacuum Cleaners
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Electrolux Vacuum (now Aerus)
1933 36 43mb $11.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1967 Easy Automatic Washer Service Manual
Here is the comprehensive service manual to Easy automatic washers from 1967. Models include: WA-355, WA-344, WA-323, WA-322, WA-3226, WA-321.

Sections include: Specifications, Features, Installation, Servicing and Troubleshooting.
Automatic Washers
Published by:
Easy
1967 60 72mb $12.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Construction and Operation of the Bendix Home Laundry
Here is an early service manual for Bendix bolt-down front-loading automatic washers. It covers the pre-war models. Parts catalog at the end also covers post war models up to the early 1950's.

Sections include:
Construction and Operation
Installing
Servicing
The Business of Service
Washing Practice
Parts Catalog

Models: S-101, B-201, S-110, B-210, B-215, B-211, B-212
Automatic Washers
Published by:
Bendix
1941 181 182mb $14.99

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Thumbnail Image of Download Hotpoint Dishwasher Full Brochure and Owners Manual
As usual Hotpoint produced some of the most beautiful advertising brochures in the appliance industry. Here is both the entire Sales Literature Brochure as well as the complete Owners Manual to the mid 1950's Hotpoint automatic dishwasher. This was the last 27" Hotpoint dishwasher design before they redesigned their dishwashers to the 24" size.


Dishwashers
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Hotpoint
1955 30 23mb $11.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Food Preparer/Mixer Service Manual
Very comprehensive service manual for KitchenAid planetary action stand mixers. This manual specifically covers models K5-A and K-45, but this should be somewhat relative to many other KA models as well.


Small Appliances
Published by:
KitchenAid
1977 30 21mb $14.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1987 Maytag Jetclean Dishwashers and Food Waste Disposers
Here is a wonderful brochure showing all all of Maytag's great late 1980's dishwashers. Full images and specifications included.


Dishwashers
Published by:
Maytag
1987 8 15mb $8.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Now You Do Better Washings at a Simple Turn of a Dial with ABC-O-Matic
Full owners manual and operating instructions to ABC's very first automatic washer, model 50.


Automatic Washers
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ABC-O-Matic
1950 16 9mb $11.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1961 Hotpoint Surface Section Cooktop Brochures
Beautiful brochures for the entire 1961 line of Hotpoint Cooktops.


Ranges/Stoves
Published by:
Hotpoint
1961 10 28mb $8.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1960s Hotpoint Washer-Dryer-Dishwasher Identifier
Here are models and images of the following Hotpoint Washers, Dryers and Dishwashers:

Automatic Washers: 1960 to 1963
Dryers: 1960 to 1963
Dishwashers: various 1958 to 1965 models
Automatic Washers & Dryers
Published by:
Hotpoint
1960 31 16mb $12.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1964 Speed Queen Automatic Washer Service Manual
Here is the comprehensive service manual to Speed Queen Automatic Washer model A45.

Sections include:
Specifications
Positive Water Fill Operation
Timer Sequence Chart
Wiring Diagram
Installation
Service Procedures
Adjustments
Test Procedures
Service Helps
Automatic Washers
Published by:
Speed Queen
1963 54 31mb $12.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Frigidaire and White-Westinghouse Front Loading Service Manual
Here is a Tech-Talk service manual produced for the WCI made Frigidaire front loading washers, models WF-2000C, WFIC and Gemini 2000. These machines are the exact same machines as the Westinghouse 3-Belt Front load washers that were made for decades. It is interesting to see these machines at the end of the run before the single belt Westinghouse front loaders were introduced.


Automatic Washers
Published by:
Frigidaire
1985 59 36mb $12.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1968 Kenmore Automatic Washer, Dryer, Combination and Wringer Models
Service supplement showing the 1968 line of Kenmore washer, dryer, wringer washer and combination washer-dryer models along with a description of features for each machine. Also includes information on the new Veri-Flex agitator and what the settings are meant for as well as the new color on the combo washer-dryer called "Contemporary Walnut with Shaded Copper" - translation - wood-tone style.


Automatic Washers & Dryers
Published by:
Kenmore
1968 15 11mb $12.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download The Final Model of the Direct Drive General Electric AW6 Automatic Washers
Here is a brochure for the GE AW6 Automatic Washer, with the direct drive transmission and 1140rpm spin speed. This is the last design before GE switched to a belt drive system in 1951. Images and full specifications included.


Automatic Washers
Published by:
General Electric
1950 2 2mb $8.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1960 Frigidaire Electric Range Tech-Talk Service and Parts Manual
Very comprehensive service manual for all 1960 Frigidaire Electric Ranges. Models include:

Model s RAW-3, RA- 4; RS-10-60, RS-30-60; RD-20-60, RD-38-60; RD-A-38-60, RDD-20-60, RCD-39-60, RCD-71-60; RI-55-60, RCI-39-60 and RCI-75-60

Service manual includes wiring diagrams. Parts section shows all parts and part numbers. Having the manufacturers part number for the part you need is essential for doing internet/eBay searches to locate these rare, no longer available parts. In many circumstances they can be found once you know the part number. This guide is essential for anyone who has any vintage Frigidaire Range.

If you are looking for the use and care manual to these ranges it is located here: 1960 Frigidaire Range Owners Manual
Ranges/Stoves
Published by:
Frigidaire
1960 135 84mb $14.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1960 Frigidaire Dryer Owners Manual
No Matter What You Wash and Wear You’ll Feel Like A Queen

Complete Owners manual and operating instructions to all 1960 Frigidaire Filtrator and Air-Flow electric Dryers. Models inlucde: DCI-60, DI-60, DCD-60, DD-60, DS-60.
Clothes Dryers
Published by:
Frigidaire
1960 32 24mb $11.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Service Manual for Double-Loader Speed Queen Washers
Here is the complete service manual to all Double-Loader front loading Speed Queen washing machines from the early 1960's.

Sections include:
Specifications, Operating Cycle Chart, Installation, Service Procedures, Adjustments, Test Procedures, Lubrication, Service Helps and Preventative Maintenance.

Models highlighted are 251 and 252.
Automatic Washers
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Speed Queen
1962 52 26mb $12.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1973 Allied National Vacuum Cleaner Parts and Accessories Catalog
Here is a great reference guide for any vintage vacuum cleaner collector. It is the complete Allied National Vacuum Cleaner Parts Catalog.

Sections include:
Super Sweep Commercial Upright Vacuum,
Rebuilt Kirby Vacuums,
Rebuilt Electrolux Vacuums,
Rebuilt Compact Vacuums,
Disposalbe Paper Bags - All leading brands,
Special Cases of Hoover Throw away bags,
Complete Cloth Bags for tank and canister,
Upright Cleaner Deluxe Dust Bags,
Deluxe Zipper Bag Conversion Units,
Original Cloth and Vinyl Bags,
Hoover Deluxe Outer Bags,
Rug Tool Brush Inserts,
Hoover Agitator Brush Inserts,
Floor Brush Bristle Inserts,
Motor Driven Floor Brushes,
Fit All Attachment Tools,
Rug Tools,
Rug and Floor Brush Combinations,
Shop Type Attachment Parts,
Wands,
Filter Queen Parts,
Front Hose Ends and Machine Ends,
Vacuum Cleaner Hose,
Belden Replacement Cord Sets,
Popular Electrolux Parts,
Miscelleanous Compact Parts,
Eureka Parts,
General Electric Vacuum Cleaner Parts and Attachments,
Hoover Parts,
Hoover Armatures and Fields,
Kirby Replacement Parts,
Rexair A, B, C and Rainbow D Parts,
Kingston Parts,
Regina Parts,
Royal Parts,
Lamb Motors,
Switches,
Bearing Plates,
Polisher Accessories,
Vacuum Cleaner Ball Bearings,
Carbon Brushes,
Belts,
Fans,
Filters,
Wheels,
Bumper Stock,
Handle Grips
Vacuum Cleaners
Published by:
Allied National
1973 55 40mb $12.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1961 General Electric Combination Washer-Dryer Brochures
Here is the complete brochure showing off the 1961 models of the GE combination washer/dryer.

Models: WD-860V, WD-560D.
Combination Washer/Dryers
Published by:
General Electric
1961 4 9mb $8.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Monitor Washer and Dryer Brochures
Here are two brochures one from the early 60's the other from the late 60's for the little Monitor washers and its matching air-flow dryer.


Automatic Washers & Dryers
Published by:
Monitor
1962 6 6mb $8.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1957 Comprehensive Hoover Vacuum Cleaner Service Manual
One of the most comprehensive vacuum cleaner service manuals that Hoover ever produced. You will find in this Handbook information covering the operation, maintenance and repair of Hoover cleaners and other appliances made since 1919.

Sections Include:
Introduction
Standard Hoover Service
Care of The Hoover Cleaner
Lubrication Chart
CHAPTER I-LOCATING THE TROUBLE
CHAPTER 2-TESTING AND REPAIRING HOOVER UPRIGHT CLEANERS
Major Parts of Hoover Cleaners
Part 1-Handle and Cord Assembly
Part 2--Bag Assembly
Part 3--Motor and Fan Assembly
Part 4--Main Casting Assembly
Part 5-Agitator and Brush Roll
Part 6-Finish and Appearance of the Cleaner
Part 7-Hand Cleaners and Pixie
Part 8-Cleaning Tools
CHAPTER 3-TESTING THE COMPLETED SERVICE JOB
CHAPTER 4-DISMANTLING HOOVER CLEANERS
CHAPTER 6-TANK AND CANISTER CLEANER
CHAPTER 7-ELECTRIC IRONS
CHAPTER 8-COFFEE POT
CHAPTER 9-FLOOR POLISHERS and PIXIE
CHAPTER 10-FLOOR WASHERS

Vacuum Cleaners
Published by:
Hoover
1957 107 61mb $12.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1969 Kenmore Automatic Washer, Dryer, Combination and Wringer Models
Service supplement showing some of the 1969 and 1970 line of Kenmore washers, dryers, wringer washers and coin-operated washer models along with a description of features. Also includes information on the new Quiet-Pac design as well as a full description of the new "Enzyme Soak" feature on the top of the line models.


Automatic Washers & Dryers
Published by:
Kenmore
1968 14 11mb $12.99
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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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Here is a brochure highlighting GE's Complete Kitchen Center which includes the Oven, Cooktop, Dishwasher, Sink and Combination Washer-Dryer all in one matching unit.


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General Electric
1957 8 8mb $8.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Leonard Dream Line For Leisure Living
This brochure is absolutely adorable and screams mid 1950s. It highlights all of the Leonard appliance line which was produced by the Kelvinator Division of American Motors. Appliances include Refrigerators, Electric Ranges, Washers and Dryers.

The Leonard line was produced for Northern Electric in Canada.
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Leonard
1957 18 19mb $8.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Washes Three Ways Better Than Ever Before
Advertising poster on the new '56 Bendix washer with Tip-Top Laundry Guide and Front-Row Concealed Controls. Washing principles proved by "Atomic Evidence and Scientific Tests!"


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1956 3 4mb $8.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Owner's Manual for your new Wringer Washer
Full owners manual and operating instruction book that was packed with every Lady Kenmore wringer washer in 1964.


Wringer Washers
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Kenmore
1964 20 16mb $12.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Air-Way model 88 Sanitizor Owner's Guide
Full owners manual and operating instructions for the model 88 Air-Way Vacuum Cleaner.


Vacuum Cleaners
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1960 24 7mb $11.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Owners Manual to the Very First Frigidaire Range
Dated October 1937 here is a rare find, it's the Owners Manual Book to Frigidaire's very first electric range introduced for the 1938 model year.


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