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All Dryers Are Not Created Equal


Published by Maytag in 1977-- Just like the automatic washer comparison guide available here as well, here is Maytag's just as interesting comparison of Maytag dryers to Frigidaire, Whirlpool/Kenmore and General Electric dryers.

Number of Pages: 16
File Size: 16mb
Download Fee: $4.99

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Thumbnail Image of Download 1948 General Electric Standard Model Automatic Washer Service Manual
In 1948 GE introduced a second model of their automatic washer, with less features than their Deluxe model. Here is the service manual to this machine, model: AW-6A8.


Automatic Washers
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General Electric
1948 35 17mb $7.99
Introductory Price of $3.99


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Thumbnail Image of Download D&M - Design and Manufacturing Dishwasher Service Manual
Here is the comprehensive service manual to all D&M made dishwashers from the early models through the 1980s.


Dishwashers
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Design and Manufacturing
1978 83 36mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1918 Westinghouse Range Owners Manual
This is the oldest owners manual for any major appliance we have found up to this point. Westinghouse very first range was in 1914, so this is very early in the line. I can only imagine what housewives had to cook on before this range. This is a fascinating look at early range history. Even the writing style is completely different than what you'd see today by far!

Most women would like to cook if it did not require standing
over a hot stove. Planning a meal is not hard and mixing
various ingredients into the promise of delicious dainties or
preparing a roast for the oven is rather fun . But to be held
in the kitchen or even in the house during the long hours of
watchfulness is a different matter. And it is right here that
the Westinghouse electric range steps in and lifts the burden.

When the food has been prepared it may be trusted to
this silent servant with perfect confidence. There is no possibility
of instructions being forgotten or misunderstood . At
a given time, (the time decided upon,) the clock will turn on
the current and the meal will begin to cook. Again when just
the correct temperature has been reached in the oven, the thermostat
will turn the current off again and when madam enters
the kitchen after an afternoon of leisure or pleasure the meal
is ready to serve.

She herself is prepared to enjoy the meal equally as well
as any member of the family , because she has not had to think
about it since early morning.

Because the Westinghouse range reduces the labors of cooking
to the minimum, requiring no watching nor constant regulation
of heat, because it produces better food , and because
it is more economical, it will be in the kitchen of every modern .
progressive woman who is anxious to keep her family happy
and in good health. and yet does not wish to become a fixture
in the kitchen with its consequent limitations.

Ranges/Stoves
Published by:
Westinghouse
1918 38 10mb $7.99
Introductory Price of $3.99


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Thumbnail Image of Download 1967-1968-1969 Sears Kenmore Sales Circulars - Washers and Dryers
In the late 1960's and early 1970's Sears would mail large format (12.5" x 11") advertising circulars. Here is a collection of the Washer and Dryer sections from my collection of these circulars.


Automatic Washers & Dryers
Published by:
Kenmore
1969 18 47mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1970-1971 Sears Kenmore Sales Circulars - Washers and Dryers
In the late 1960's and early 1970's Sears would mail large format (12.5" x 11") advertising circulars. Here is a collection of the Washer and Dryer sections from my collection of these circulars from 1970 and 1971.


Automatic Washers & Dryers
Published by:
Kenmore
1971 22 57mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1967-1971 Sears Kenmore Sales Circulars - Automatic Dishwashers
In the late 1960's and early 1970's Sears would mail large format (12.5" x 11") advertising circulars. Here is a collection of the Dishwasher sections from my collection of these circulars from 1967 to 1971.


Dishwashers
Published by:
Kenmore
1971 16 42 $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1967-1971 Sears Kenmore Sales Circulars - Vacuum Cleaners and Floor Care
In the late 1960's and early 1970's Sears would mail large format (12.5" x 11") advertising circulars. Here is a collection of the Vacuum Cleaners, Shop-Vacs and Floor Polisher sections from my collection of these circulars from 1967 to 1971.


Vacuum Cleaners
Published by:
Kenmore
1971 24 66mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1950 Westinghouse Streamliner Laundromat Automatic Washer Owners Manual
Here is the owners manual to Westinghouse's very first budget automatic washer known as the Streamliner. This basic design was then re-worked as a coin-op model to became a staple in American coin-operated laundries for the next 15 years.


Automatic Washers
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Westinghouse
1950 44 26mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1950 Westinghouse Clothes Dryer Owners Manual
Here is the complete owners manual and use/care guide to the 1950 Westinghouse Clothes Dryer model D-5.


Clothes Dryers
Published by:
Westinghouse
1950 20 10mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1959 Frigidaire Refrigerator-Freezer Tech-Talk Service Manual
Here is the comprehensive service manual to all 1959 Frigidaire Refrigerators. This is the year Frigidaire introduced fully frost-free models.

Models included:
SA-9-59, SS-9-59, S-9-59, D-11-59, D-13-59, FD-1 04-59, FI-123-59, FI-122-59, CP-144-59, FP-124-59 and FP-142-59.

"THE WONDERFUL 1959 FRIGIDAIRE REFRIGERATORS

Now with the advent of the wonderful new Frigidaire Frost-Proof Refrigerator-Freezer, a woman's life becomes easier than ever. For the first time she will have no frost to contend with. We hope you all have inspected a Frost-Proof that has been operating during the hot summer months and have seen how free of frost the packages and ice cube trays remain. You have only to see other refrigerators that depend upon push buttons for defrosting- to appreciate how much the absence of any frost means to the homemaker.

In the Frost-Proof:

• All of her frozen packages stay clean and free of frost.
• Labels on the frozen food packages are always clear and legible.
• All space is usable- none taken up by the frost.
• Freezer baskets always roll in and out easily-no tugging to release frosted guides.
• Ice cubes remain free of frost whether in ice trays or in the Ice Server.
• Ice Cream stays free of frost on the surface of the un-used portion- yes, even if Junior leaves the lid ajar.
• Counter-tops and tables stay dry and clean of frost marks or puddles of melted ice formerly left from grids or ice trays or frosty packages.

But the advantage the homemaker appreciates most is the freedom from the messy job of defrosting! Remember that some of the women you talk to may never have experienced the messy job of defrosting a true food freezer-refrigerator. But every woman will have at least some experience with some kind of defrosting."

Refrigerators/Freezers
Published by:
Frigidaire
1959 72 57mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1967 Frigidaire Tech-Talk Jet-Action Washer Service Manual
Very comprehensive service manual produced for Frigidaire solid-tub Jet-Action automatic washers. This manual covers the 1968 N line, but is valid for most mechanical features of the 1965-1969 Frigidaire washers. Includes full cycle charts and specifications for each model, as well as complete service information. This is a must have manual for anyone with a rollermatic washer or anyone interested in how the machine functions. Models include WAL WA2L WCDAL WCDAPL WCDARL WCDATL WCDL WIAL WCIAL WCIL


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Published by:
Frigidaire
1967 128 76mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1964 Hotpoint Electric Range Service Manual
Here is the comprehensive service manual to all 1965 Hotpoint Freestanding Ranges, Hallmark, Built-In Ovens and Cooktops.

Models include:
Built-in ranges and cooktops:
RF17 RF19 RF28 RFX37 RF38 RF48 RU15 RUX37 RU38 RU47 RU48 RU76

Built-in Ovens:
RJ16 RJ38 RJ66 RJ84 RJBB RL36 RL76

30" Ranges:
RB305 RB315 RB320 RB335 RB345 RB355 RB366 RB375

40" Ranges:
RC420 RC435 RC445 RC455 RC456 RC459 RC479

Major sections include:
FEATURE CHARTS
GENERAL INFORMATION
INSTALLATION
SERVICING
SWITCHES
INFINITE HEAT CONTROLS
THERMOSTATS
ELECTRIC SUPERMATIC UNIT CONTROL
AUTOMATIC ROAST
TIMERS
APPLIANCE RECEPTACLES AND CIRCUIT BREAKERS
COOKING TOPS
CALROD®SURFACE AND OVEN UNITS
RANGE BODIES
STORAGE COMPARTMENT AND DRAWER
OVEN DOORS AND HINGING
OVEN LINERS
ROTA-GRILL MOTORS
RANGE SERVICE CHART
Ranges/Stoves
Published by:
Hotpoint
1964 72 49mb $9.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1960-1961-1962 Westinghouse Ranges Owners Manuals
Here are three years of Westinghouse Electric Range owners manuals packaged into one download.

Sections include how to use, clean and care for your Westinghouse Range from the early 1960's.

Models include:
1960: KAA40, KCA40, KDA40, KEA40, KFA40, KBA30 KAA30, KCA30 KDA30 KEA30 KFA30

1961: KAB40, KBB40, KCB40, KDB40, KEB40, KFB40, KAB30, KBB30, KCB30, KDB30, KEB30, KFB30

1962: KAC40, KBC40, KCC40, KDC40, KEC40, KFC40, KAC30, KCC30, KDC30, KEC30, KFC30

"No matter how much you've enjoyed cooking in the past, there's even
greater pleasure awaiting you now that you have a new Westinghouse
'Speed Electric Range. It's easier to use and gives you better results than
any range you ever used. And it's easy to clean, too.

No longer need you stand at your range and stir foods as they cook. Nor
will you ever need to worry about baking-you'll get perfect results every
time in your Westinghouse Oven.

There's new accuracy in surface cooking, too. There are marked heats
on the control of each surface unit. But you can "fine-tune" any heat you
want between those settings, so that your favorite dishes come out exactly
as you want them.

This book tells you how to use your Westinghouse Range to get perfect
results. So, please read these instructions carefully, and follow them
faithfully."

Ranges/Stoves
Published by:
Westinghouse
1962 132 84mb $9.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1952 Westinghouse Electric Range Owners Manuals
Here are the owners manuals to the 1952 line of Westinghouse Electric Ranges and Ovens. This manual shows Lucy Ricardo's first Westinghouse Commander Range from the TV Show I Love Lucy. Manuals include main owners manual along with the special manual dedicated to the deep-well cooker burner.

Models include:
Commander AC-774, AC-74, BC-74
Champion DC-74
Commodore ECA-74
Challenger EC-74

Now cooking will really be fun at your house!
Your new Westinghouse Speed-Electric Range will make cooking
so much pleasanter and easier. Foods will taste better, look better and
be better for you... and you'll have a cleaner, cooler kitchen, too.

Your new range has timesavers, moneysavers and flavorsavers.
Read the "How to Use" section for your particular model and learn
to use each feature for all it's worth!

Of course, you can still use all your favorite recipes . . . with greater
convenience and sureness than ever before. There are lots of new
things you can do, however, with accurately controlled electric heat.
Don't overlook the important cooking tips in the Recipe Section...
they are given special emphasis in the Index on page 80.

Ranges/Stoves
Published by:
Westinghouse
1952 112 122mb $9.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Appliance Manufacturer Magazine - February 1960
Appliance Manufacturer 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 design and manufacturing areas of Major Appliances, Small Appliances, Small Electrics, Radios, Televisions and other electric home products from the mid-20th century.

Of particular interest:

Very cool article on Maytag's new all-pushbutton Automatic Washer.

How Westinghouse's Roast Guard feature works on their electric ranges.

New packaging design for GE Appliances.
Trade Publications
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Appliance Manufacturer
1960 98 40mb $12.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download The Very First Post-War Westinghouse Laundromat Owners Manual
Here is an amazing find, the owners manual to the very first post-war Westinghouse Laundromat model C-3 from 1947!


Automatic Washers
Published by:
Westinghouse
1947 40 19mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1965 Hotpoint Electric Range Service Manual
Here is the comprehensive service manual to all 1965 Hotpoint Freestanding Ranges, Built-In Ovens and Cooktops.

Models include:
30" Freestanding Electric Range Models:
RB305 RB315 RB316 RB325 RB335 RB360 RB370 RB390

40" Freestanding Electric Range Models:
RC415 RC416 RC425 RC431 RC434 RC439 RC445 RC460 RC490

Built-In Cooktops Models:
RF17 RF19 RF20 RF28 RFX37 RF38 RF50 RU15 RUX37 RU38 RU48

Built-In Oven Models:
RJ16 RJ38 RJ40 RJ66 RJ70 RJ84 RJ88 RJ90 RL36 RL40 RL80

Major Sections Include:
FEATURE CHARTS
GENERAL INFORMATION
INSTALLATION
SERVICING
SWITCHES
INFINITE HEAT CONTROLS
THERMOSTATS
ELECTRIC SUPERMATIC UNIT CONTROL
AUTOMATIC ROAST
TIMERS
APPLIANCE RECEPTACLES AND
CIRCUIT BREAKERS
COOKING TOPS
CALROD® SURFACE AND OVEN UNITS
RANGE BODIES
STORAGE COMPARTMENT AND DRAWER
OVEN DOORS AND HINGING
OVEN LINERS
ROTA-GRILL MOTORS
RANGE SERVICE CHART
Ranges/Stoves
Published by:
Hotpoint
1965 64 44mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1959 Westinghouse Center-Drawer Refrigerator Owners Manual
Here is the complete owners manual pack with every Westinghouse Center-Drawer Refrigerator model RBD41.


Refrigerators/Freezers
Published by:
Westinghouse
1959 28 32mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1965 Westinghouse Laundromat Owners Manual
Here is the owner's manual to the 1965 Westinghouse Laundromat with the newly designed mid 60's control panel style.

Models: LTF570 and LTF578.
Automatic Washers
Published by:
Westinghouse
1965 24 15mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1959 Westinghouse Electric Range Owners Manuals
Here are the owners manuals to most of the 1959 line of Westinghouse Electric Ranges and Ovens all packaged together in one complete hi-resolution pdf file.

Models include:
Custom Imperial AMR-40 and AMR-30,
Ambassador BM-40, BM-30 and BMS-30,
Aristocrat CM-40 and CM-30,
Embassy DM-40 and DM-30


No matter how much you've enjoyed cooking in the past,
there's even greater pleasure awaiting you now that you have
a new Westinghouse Speed Electric Range. It's easier to use
and gives you better results than any range you ever used.
And it's easy to clean, too.

No longer need you stand at your range and stir foods as
they cook. No longer will you have to guess or peek, to see
whether foods are done. Nor will you ever need to worry
about baking-you'll get perfect results every time in your
Westinghouse Oven.

There's a new accuracy in surface cooking, too. Of course,
there are marked heats on the control of each surface unit.
But you have your choice of a~y heat you want between those
settings-literally, 1001 heats, so that your favorite dishes
come out exactly as you want them.

The purpose of this book is to tell you how to use your
Westinghouse Range to get the perfect results it can give you.
So, please read these instructions carefully, and follow them
faithfully. Then you'll be assured of years of wonderful service
and more pleasure in cooking than you've ever known
before.

Ranges/Stoves
Published by:
Westinghouse
1959 56 32mb $9.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1958-1959 Westinghouse Built-in Cooktop and Oven Owners Manual
Here are the owners manuals to the 1958 and 1959 line of Westinghouse Built-in Ranges (Cooktops and Ovens).

Models include:
Cooktops: PJ-66, PJ-68,
Built-in Ovens: OL-17, OL24, OLR-17, OLR-24

With your Westinghouse Built-in Range you'll
enjoy a new degree of cooking convenience.
You'll be delighted at the way your favorite
recipes turn out-and you'll be equally pleased
with the wonderful way your new oven and
surface units take the work out of cooking.

There are two styles of Westinghouse built-in
ovens, as well as three different surface cooking
units. This booklet illustrates all styles
and gives detailed instructions on how to use
and care for them.

So, we suggest that you read this book carefully
and familiarize yourself with the features
of your oven and your surface unit. Then
you'll know how to make the best use of them.

As you may notice in the illustrations, the
main difference in Westinghouse built-in ovens
is the size. Westinghouse surface cooking platforms
were designed for versatility-one platform
has four Corox surface units, while each
of the others has two surface units and separate
remote control panel.

But, regardless of which oven or which style
surface units you are using, you'll get best
results every time, if you follow the directions
given for their use. And you can be certain
they'll serve you a long, long time, if you care
for them as suggested in this booklet.

Ranges/Stoves
Published by:
Westinghouse
1959 32 32mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1962 Westinghouse Continental and Medallion Range Owners Manual
Here is the complete Owner's Manual and Use/Care guide to Westinghouse Continental and Medallion Ranges.

Models include: KGB30 and KHB30.

Full operating instructions, cleaning, care and tested recipes included.

This pdf is a two pack as it contains both manuals in one file.

Dear Mrs. Homemaker:

With your new Continental Range, you're sure to find
new pleasure and convenience in your meal preparation.
The Continental has been designed to make cooking
simple and clean-up fast and easy.

Among the Continental features you’re sure to enjoy are
the location of the oven, at eye and arm level; the position
of the Control Panel, at the side and out of the heat
zone; the Pantry shelf, the retractable platform
and the fact that you can select the exact
cooking heat you want on the surface units.

This booklet has been prepared to tell you in detail
about those features and many more that make the
Continental such a fine electric range. So, to make
sure that you know all about these features,
and use them to the very best advantage,
please read this book carefully before you use your
Continental Range the first time and refer to it often,
until you’re entirely familiar with every phase
of its operation. Then you'll be sure
of perfect results every time.

Ranges/Stoves
Published by:
Westinghouse
1962 72 40mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1958 Westinghouse Electric Range Owners Manuals
Here are the owners manuals to most of the 1958 line of Westinghouse Electric Ranges and Ovens all packaged together in one complete hi-resolution pdf file.

Models include:
Imperial 40 AL-40
Ambassador 40 BL-40
Imperial 30 AL-30
Ambassador 30 BL-30
Aristocrat 40 CL-40
Aristocrat 30 CL-30
BLS-40,
BLK-30,
BLS-30,
CLS-40,
CLS-30

Congratulations on the addition of the new Westinghouse Electric
Range to your kitchen. You will find it one of the most responsive
and efficient electric servants you have ever owned ... You will
love the speed, accuracy and ease of use.

You'll find that many cooking operations that once took a lot of
time can now be done automatically. No longer will you have to
stand at the range and stir foods while they cook ... or lift lids
to see whether water has boiled away. No longer will you have to
guess when food is done. The accurate, automatic controls of
your Westinghouse Electric Range will give you the same fine
results, day in and day out, with a minimum of effort on your part.
Probably you have a fine reputation for your skill in baking. The
Miracle-Sealed Oven of your Westinghouse Range will delight
you ... it will give you perfect results every time ... without worry
on your part.

Perhaps, too, you have several pet recipes for foods cooked on
the Range surface . . . foods done exactly to the degree of doneness
that you prefer. Because your Westinghouse Range surface
units will deliver any degree of heat you select, you can cook
these dishes to perfection every time.

To get the results your Westinghouse is capable of giving, it is
important that you read this book carefully. In it you will find
detailed instructions on the care and use of your range. If you
follow these instructions carefully, your range will' give you many
years of trouble free service and you and your range will become
wonderful cooking partners.

Ranges/Stoves
Published by:
Westinghouse
1958 84 84mb $9.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1947-1960 Frigidaire Automatic Washer Parts Catalog
Here is the complete parts listings of every part for Frigidaire automatic washers from 1947 through the 1960. Each washer is listed with an image of the machine, machine parts diagrams and list of actual 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 a vintage Frigidaire washer.

Models include:
WJ-60, WJ-64, WK-60, WK-64, WL-60, WL-64, W0-65, W0-65-2, WV-35, WV-45, WV-65, WS-56, WD-56, WDS-56, WI-56, WS-57, WSA-57, WD-57, WDU-57, WI-57, WS-58, WD-58, WDP-58, WI-58, WCI-58, WCIR-58, WS-59, WD-59, WDR-59, WCD-59 , WI-59, WCI-59, WCIR-59, WS-60, WD-60, WCD-60, WCDR-60, WI-60, WCI-60, WCIR-60, WDA-60.
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Published by:
Frigidaire
1960 127 65mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1961-1965 Frigidaire Automatic Washer Parts Catalog
Here is the complete parts listings of every part for Frigidaire automatic washers from 1961 through the 1964. Each washer is listed with an image of the machine, machine parts diagrams and list of actual 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 a vintage Frigidaire washer.

Models include:
WDA-61, WD-61 , WCD-61, WIA-61, WIAR-61, WI-61, WCI-61, WCIR-61, WS-61, WDR-61, WDAP-61, WDA-62, WD-62, WCD-62, WDR-62, WIA-62, WIAR-62, WI-62, WCI-62, WCIR-62, WDP-62, WDL-62, WCDA-62, WDS-62, WCDAS-62, WCDASP-62, WIAS-62, WDA-63, WCDA-63, WCDAP-63, WCDAR-63, WD-63, WDP-63, WDR-63, WCD-63, WIA-63, WIAR-63, WCI-63, WCIR-63, WIAS-1, WDS-1, WCDAS1, WCDASP-1, WDA-63, WDA-64, WD-64, WDP-64 , WDR-64, WCDA-64, WCDAP-64, WCDAR-64, WCD-64, WIA-64, WIAR-64, WCI-64, WCIR-64, WDS-2, WDSR-2, WCDAS-2, WCDASP-2, WCDASR-2, WIAS-2, WIASR-2.
Automatic Washers
Published by:
Frigidaire
1965 178 84mb $7.99

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Thumbnail Image of Download 1975 Speed Queen Electric and Gas Dryer Brochures
Here is the full line of '75 Speed Queen automatic dryers, both gas and electric. Brochures include images of all machines, plus full details and specifications. Also included is a feature comparison chart between the models as well as a "Automatic Dryer Features and Explanations" write up for sales people.


Clothes Dryers
Published by:
Speed Queen
1975 21 21mb $4.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Beautiful 1961 General Electric Automatic Washers and Washer-Dryer Combo Brochures
Absolutely beautiful brochures from GE when they introduced their newly redesigned V-12 Automatic Washers. 1961 was the year that GE change their design from solid to perforated wash baskets and this particular design was used for the next 35 years with minor changes along the way. Also included is the full four page brochure for the 1961 GE Combination washer and dryer!


Automatic Washers
Published by:
General Electric
1961 16 23mb $4.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1963 Beam Top Loading Portable Dishwasher Service Manual
Complete service manual and parts list to the rare Beam dishwasher.


Dishwashers
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Beam
1963 32 16mb $4.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1962 Automatic Washer Facts Manual
Speed Queen produced their Facts Manuals to give to dealers and customers information regarding their products throughout the 60's. These documents are filled with beautiful images, illustrations and full specifications. Great fun document, this particular original has a few pages that do have some minor stains, but text and images are perfectly legible and clear.


Automatic Washers
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Speed Queen
1962 16 8mb $4.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Automatic Washer Instruction Book
Complete owners manual and operating instructions for the Maytag Automatic Washer model 101P.


Automatic Washers
Published by:
Maytag
1955 36 16mb $4.99
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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

Trade Publications
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Consumer Bulletin
1960 40 32mb $4.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Service manual to the Westinghouse Combination Washer-Dryer WD-3
Here is the complete service manual for Westinghouse's third combo model, the WD-3 referred to as the "Wash 'n Dry Laundromat".

Sections include: Specifications and parts, installation, cycle of operation, electrical diagrams and charts, troubleshooting, thermostat checks, three-way mix and fill valve and parts replacement.
Combination Washer/Dryers
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Westinghouse
1957 36 13mb $4.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Maytag AMP Washer Sales Brochure
When Maytag first introduced their automatic washer in 1949 they produced this beautiful large 8.5" x 11" brochure. The Maytag AMP design was used until 1958 when the dependable Helical Drive design was introduced.


Automatic Washers
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Maytag
1949 17 24mb $4.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Apex Wash-A-Matic 6000-6001-6002 Series Service Manual
Service manual for servicing 1953-1955 Apex Wash-a-Matic automatic washers. Sections include:

Complete details of Wash-A-Matic, Specifications, Timer Cycle Chart, Tools, Drive Unit Suspension, Diaphragm and Drive Mechanism, Main Bearing Assembly, Water Value and Spin Pilot Valve, Timer and Dials, Pumps, Service instructions, Complaints-causes-remedies, Service Bulletins, Belt-Driven Pump.
Automatic Washers
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Apex
1954 44 14mb $4.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Frigidaire Variable Speed Jet-Action Automatic Washer Service Manual
Here is the service manual to Frigidaire washer model WXL. It contained a variable speed clutch to control the up-and-down agitation and spin speeds. The manual describes the operation of the variable clutch and roller-matic transmission in detail.


Automatic Washers
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Frigidaire
1967 38 40mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1975 Frigidaire 1-18 Dryer Tech-Talk Service Manual
Here is the complete and comprehensive service manual to all full size Frigidaire automatic dryers from the mid 1970s.

Models include both gas and electric: DA, DCD, DIA, DCI, D1, DAG, DCDG, DIAG, DCIG, DG1

Sections include: Full specifications, Resistance Values, Operating Temperatures, Introduction, Features, Safety Features, Construction, Operation, Installation, Service Diagnosis Charts, Complete Serving, Wiring Diagrams and Schematics, Home-Ec Talk.
Clothes Dryers
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Frigidaire
1975 79 62mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1964 Kenmore Automatic Washer Models
Service supplement showing all of the 1964 Kenmore washer models along with a description of features for each machine. This supplement also includes images of the control dials and cycle-charts as well as operating instructions for each model!


Automatic Washers
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Kenmore
1964 19 13mb $4.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1969 Frigidaire Electric Range Tech-Talk Service Manual
Very comprehensive service manual for all 1971 Frigidaire Electric Ranges. Models include:

Models included: RS-30P, RDG-35P, RDG-38P, RCDG-39P, RE-30P, RCIE-39P, RXE-39P, RS-1OP, RDG-20P, RCDG-71P, RDE-20P, RCIE-75P
Ranges/Stoves
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Frigidaire
1969 112 62mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Hotpoint Air Conditioner Brochures
Styling, Feature and specification brochures for the 1958 Hotpoint AC line.


Air Conditioners
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Hotpoint
1958 6 10mb $4.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1963 Kenmore Dryer Owners Manual
Full owners manual and operating instructions to series 800, 70 and 31780 Kenmore Clothes Dryers.


Clothes Dryers
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Kenmore
1963 28 17mb $4.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1968 Maytag Washers and Dryers Brochure
Here is a very fun and colorful brochure from Maytag showing off their "New Generation" automatic washers, dryers and wringer washers.


Automatic Washers
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Maytag
1968 16 20mb $4.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Westinghouse Dryer Service Manual
Here is the complete service manual to all Westinghouse model DS-7 Dryers.


Clothes Dryers
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Westinghouse
1953 16 7mb $4.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1968 Frigidaire Flair and Twin-30 Electric Range Tech-Talk Service Manual
Very comprehensive service manual for all 1968 Frigidaire Flair and Twin-30 Electric Ranges. Service manual includes wiring diagrams. Models include:

FLAIR RANGES Models: RCD-630N, RCD-630VN, RCI-635N, RCI-635VN, RCI-645N and RCI-645VN

TWIN 30 ELECTRIC RANGES Models: RCD-637N , RCI-639VN and RCIE-639VN

Looking for the parts catalog for Flair Ranges, please see this manual:
Frigidaire Flair Parts Catalog



Looking for a Use and Care Guide for Frigidaire Flair Ranges? Please see this manual: Frigidaire Flair Owners Manual

Ranges/Stoves
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Frigidaire
1966 72 58mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1969 Corning Countertop Range and Cooktop Brochure
Here are two brochures from Corning highlighting their glass topped 30" range along with "The Counter That Cooks", their glass topped cook top. Full images and spec included.


Ranges/Stoves
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Corning
1969 8 10mb $4.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Speed Queen Washer and Dryer Brochures
Brochures with full specifications highlighting the 1985 line of Speed Queen Automatic Washers and Dryers.


Automatic Washers & Dryers
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Speed Queen
1985 12 $4.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Beautiful 1960 Westinghouse Combination Washer-Dryer Brochure
Here is a wonderful full color brochure for the 1960 model Westinghouse Cosmopolitan Washer-Dryer all-in-one combination, model WD-5. Images and full specifications included.


Combination Washer/Dryers
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Westinghouse
1960 4 5mb $4.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1956 Bendix Front Loading Automatic Washer Service Manual
Here is the comprehensive service manual to all 1956 Bendix automatic washers.

Models include: WFG-D.

Sections include: Cabinet, Clothes Door, Electrical Circuits and Cycles, Electrical Controls, Installation, Latch, Motor, Pump, Transmission, Specifications, Suspended Unit Assembly, Service Procedures, Water Inlet, Water Control.
Automatic Washers
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Bendix
1956 41 29mb $7.99
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Operating and loading instructions for Maytag dishwasher WU400.


Dishwashers
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Maytag
1971 12 8mb $4.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Appliance Manufacturer Magazine - September 1959
Appliance Manufacturer 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 design and manufacturing areas of Major Appliances, Small Appliances, Small Electrics, Radios, Televisions and other electric home products from the mid-20th century.

Index of the September 1959 Issue


On The Cover:
After extensive field testing and test marketing, Maytag is introducing its combina¬tion washer-dryer nationally. The stripped-down Maytag combo pictured on this month's cover shows the rubber-mounted transmission system, water level meter and the blower condenser system. For the complete product engineering story, including Maytag's integrated control approach, read the feature on page 38.

Featured Articles:
Washington: Government Releases Refrigerator Market Study
Covers U.S. export, production licensing potential in 5 nations.

An Editorial: Are Appliances Losing Ground?
Production's booming, but the share of total market is dropping.

Stromberg-Carlson’s Modular Approach to Engineering
Component size standardization solves inventory, sales problem.

Cover Story—Design of the Month—Maytag’s Combination.
Washer-dryer integrates control of washing and drying functions..

Production Tips in Appliance Manufacturing
A series of short-short ideas in handling, processing, assembly.,

How To Get The Right Motor-Relay Combination
A fundamental article on this important product engineering job.

Motorola Designs Printed Circuits for Fast, Easy Servicing
Boards remove from tv set in seconds, make circuit tests simple.

GE Gains High-Stacking from New Packaging for Toaster
Strengthened core in corrugated paper brings storage efficiency.

Payne Uses Radiant Heat To Boost Water Heater Efficiency
Painted-on agent uses 80 percent of radiant heat usually wasted.

Paper Coating Protects Blackstone Stainless Tops In Drawing
Handling and forming scratches, imperfections are eliminated.

Plastic Shield Protects Philco Predicta TV Picture Tubes
Clear, tough material eliminates separate glass protective unit.

GE Switches To Paper for Production Wiping Operations
One-use wipers aid in plant cleanliness, efficiency and quality.

Bulletin Board, News of the Suppliers, People, Appliance Sales & Shipments Appliance Manufacturer Notes What’s New in Appliances, Advertising Index, The Editor’s Random Harvest, Bulletin Board, News of the Suppliers, People, Appliance Sales & Shipments, Appliance Manufacturer Notes, What’s New in Appliances, Advertising Index, The Editor’s Random Harvest

What’s New In Appliances Section:
Norge Dispensomat Washer, Copper Core Water Heaters, Hoover Floor-Washer, Permaglas Gas Fired Boilers, Arvin Stereo, General Electric Baby Food Warmer, NuTone Range Hood, Cornwall Heated Folding Table, Motorola Clock Radio, Sunbeam Vacuum Cleaner, Speed Queen-Kelvinator-Westinghouse 1960 Washers being unveiled.


Advertisers in this issue:
Alan Wood Steel Company, Alden Products Company, Alliance Manufacturing Co., Inc, Amerock Corporation, Amp, Incorporated, Amplex Division, Chrysler Corp, Atlas Tool & Mfg. Co, Barber-Colman Company, Baso, Inc, Belden Manufacturing Company, Bemis Bros. Bag Company, Bentley, Harris Mfg. Co, Berkeley Storage Company, Bootz Manufacturing Company, Bridgeport Thermostat Division, Robertshaw-Fulton Controls Co., Brown-Li Pe-Chap In Division, Gmc, Bundy Tubing Company, Carr Fastener Company, Div. United-Car Fastener Corp, Circle F Manufacturing Co, Cly-Del Manufacturing Company, Coating Products, Columbus Coated Fabrics Corp, Continental Screw Company, Controls Company Of America, Cords Limited Div, Essex Wire Corp, Corning Glass Works, Crucible Steel Co., Dole Valve Company, The, Dollin Corporation, Eaton Manufacturing Co, Electric Cord Sets, Inc, Electrix Corporation, Emerson Electric Mfg. Co, Essex Wire Corp., Federal Pacific Electric Co, General Electric Co., Appliance Controls Div, General Industries Co., The, Glass Laboratories, Inc, Gray Company, Grayson Controls Division, Robertshaw-Fulton Controls Co, Grigoleit Company, Grotnes Machine Works, H. F. Hanscom & Co., Inc, Hart Manufacturing Company, Heyman Manufacturing Co, Inland Steel Co, Johns-Manville Corp, King-Seeley Corporation, Leviton Mfg. Co., Lux Clock Mfg. Co.,, Mahon, R. C., Company, Masland Duraleather Co, Mcgill Manfacturing Co., , Mcquay-Norris Manufacturing Co. Mechanical Industries Production Co, Mechanical Products, Inc, Metals & Controls, A Div. Of Texas Instruments, Inc., Methode Mfg. Corp, Milford Rivet & Machine Co, Minnesota Mining & Mfg. Co, Moraine Products Division, Gmc, National Lock Company, Norgren-Stemac, Inc, Ohio Rubber Company, Olin-Mathieson Chemical Corp, Packard Electric Division, Gmc, Penn Metal Company, Inc, Proctor Electric Co, Pyramid Mouldings, Inc, Ranco Inc, R-B-M “Control” Div.-Essex Wire Corp, Reading Tube Corporation, Redmond Company, Inc, Reynolds Metals Co, Rochester Products Division-General Motors Corporation, Rockwell Products Corp., Roll Formed Products Co, Royal Electric Corporation ,Screw And Bolt Corporation Of America, Southern Screw Company, Stalwart Rubber Company, Stevens Manufacturing Co., Thermac Company, Tinnerman Products, Trenton Tubular Products Div.-Trenton Pipe Nipple Co, Ucinite Company-Div. United-Carr Fastener Corp., United States Steel Corporation Columbia-Geneva Steel Tennessee Coal & Iron American Steel & Wire United States Steel Supply, United States Steel Export Co, Varflex Corporation, Wales-Strippit, Inc.-Houdaille Industries, Weirton Steel Company, Wheeling Steel Corporation, Wiegand, Edwin L., Co, Wire & Cable Div.-Essex Wire Corp, Wisconsin Porcelain Company
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Appliance Manufacturer
1959 108 45mb $12.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1968 Co-Op-Franklin Automatic Washer Service Manual
Here is a rare service manual for all 1968 Franklin made Cop-Op automatic washers. Sections include specifications, repair diagnosis and procedures, timer sequence charts and wiring diagrams.

All 1968 models included - 8BW, 8BWC, 8XBW, 8GW, 8LW.
Automatic Washers
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Co-Op
1968 38 19mb $4.99

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