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Sears Midsummer 1968 Spectacular of Great Catalog Values


Published by Sears in 1969-- "Featuring Sears National Home Appliance Event".

Large format (8" x 13") summer sales catalog showing off Sears appliances including Washers, Dryers, Dishwashers, Refrigerators, Freezers, Ranges, Vacuum Cleaners, Televison Sets, etc. Catalog prices good through August 27, 1968.

Number of Pages: 17
File Size: 40mb
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1956 Washer Service Instruction Film Narrative and Service Manual
Here are two complete Kelvinator automatic washer manuals into one .pdf file. The first is the narrative to the "Service Instruction Film-Strip" on Installation and Disassembly. The second part is the complete Service Manual and Parts Guide to all 1956 Kelvinator automatic washers.


Automatic Washers
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Kelvinator
1956 91 68mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1976 Frigidaire Dishwasher Service Manual
Here is the comprehensive service manual to all 1976 Frigidaire automatic dishwashers, both built-in and portable models.

Models include: DWU-2, DWU-3, DWU-4, DWU-5
DWM-2, DWM-3, DWM-4, DWM-5.
Dishwashers
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Frigidaire
1976 68 40mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1974 Frigidaire Touch-and-Cook Electric Range Service Manual
Here is the complete service manual to Frigidaire's first digital touch-pad electric Range!

Full specifications, service and troubleshooting sections included.

Models include: RCIE3-39CDW and RCIE-39CDW.
Ranges/Stoves
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Frigidaire
1974 42 32mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1965 Philco Duomatic Washer-Dryer Brochures
Here are brochures for the entire 1965 line of Philco Duomatic Combination Washer-Dryers. Full images and specifications and machine price-list included. Special bonus, 1965 Philco gas dryers brochures are also included at the end of the document.

Duomatic Combo Models include: CE-7F8, CG-7F8, CE-7F6, CG-730, CE-730.

Dryers: DG-6F8, DG-6F4, DG-6F3, DG-6F2.
Combination Washer/Dryers
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Philco
1965 19 37mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1966 Philco Duomatic Washer-Dryer Brochures
Here are brochures for the entire 1966 line of Philco Duomatic Combination Washer-Dryers. Full images and specifications and machine price list included.

Models include: CE-7G8, CG-7G8, CE-7G6.
Combination Washer/Dryers
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Philco
1966 12 17mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1957 Philco-Bendix Duomatic Washer-Dryer Owners Manuals
Here is the complete owner's manual and operating/use and care guide to all top-of-the-line 1957 Philco-Bendix combination washer-dryers. Model: CGR-C.


Combination Washer/Dryers
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Bendix
1957 40 45mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Easy Holiday Automatic Washer Model AEG Service Manual
This is the service manual supplement created specifically for the bottom of the line washer model AEG.


Automatic Washers
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Easy
1961 26 18mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Easy Velva-Power Automatic Washer Model Transmission Service Manual
This is the comprehensive service manual created specifically for servicing Easy's new Velva-Power transmission when it first introduced. The Velva-Power transmission was Easy's own design when they moved away from using a Beam style tranmission that was so common in Speed Queen and other brands of solid-tub automatic washers.


Automatic Washers
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Easy
1961 20 13mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1966 Maytag Lets Talk Service
Here every Maytag service bulletin from 1966. These fact-packed bulletins are showing off the new line of Maytag automatic washers produced starting in 1966.

These fact-packed bulletins report model changes, wash and dry cycle changes, service tips, new products being introduced, new parts, reports from the field, etc. Washers and dryers are both covered.
Automatic Washers & Dryers
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Maytag
1966 63 44mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1964 General Electric Washer and Dryer Brochures
Here are beautiful brochcures highliting the 1964 line of GE Washers and Dryers. Images and full specifications for each model included.

Models include: WA-1250Y, DA-1220Y, WA-950Y, DA-920Y, WA-805Y, DA-820Y, WA-650Y, DA-620Y, WA-550Y, DA-520Y.
Automatic Washers & Dryers
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General Electric
1964 18 36mb $7.99
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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
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General Electric
1961 4 9mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1984 Maytag Dishwasher Service Manual
Here is the comprehensive service manual to all Maytag Jet-Clean Dishwashers from the early and mid 1980s.

Models Include:
"00 Series": WU-100, WU-WC300, WU-500, WU-WC-700, WU-900
"01 Series": WU-101, WU-WC301, WU-501, WU-WC-701, WU-901
"02 Series": WU-102, WU-WC302, WU-502, WU-WC-702, WU-902
Microprocessor Model: WU1000

Full troubleshooting, cycle-charts, schematics and servicing information is included.
Dishwashers
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Maytag
1984 213 103mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Maytag Automatic Washer model A212 Operating Instructions
Here is the complete Operating Instructions manual included with all Maytag A212 washers.


Automatic Washers
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Maytag
1983 8 7mn $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1962-1987 KitchenAid General and Service Bulletins
Here is a collection of the majority of KitchenAid appliances General Bulletins and Service Bulletins. The majority of information concerns dishwasher with a bit of disposer and trash compactor information included as well.


Dishwashers
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KitchenAid
1987 266 147mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Westinghouse Terrace-Top Range Owners Manuals
Here is a set of owners manuals for several Westinghouse Terrace-Top Range in the 1960's.

Models include: NTE3B, NTE3C, NTE3D, KTE3C, KLD30, KTB30A.
Ranges/Stoves
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Westinghouse
1966 48 34mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1973 General Electric Automatic Washer Technical Manual
Here is the complete technical manual for all 1973 General Electric automatic washers.

Sections include: Timer, Schematics, Select Switches, Water System, Drive System, Other Components, Cabinet Construction, Suspension system, Installation, Service Practices, Use & Care, Washability, Portable models.

Models covered:
18lb Washers: WWA9508P, WWA9500P, WWA9400P, WWA9300P, WWA8508P, WWA8500P, WWA8428P, WWA8420P, WWA8408P, WWA8400P, WWA8375P, WWA8364P, WWA8360P, WWA8305P, WWA8330P, WWA8314P, WWA8310P, WWA8300P, WWA8000P

14lb Washers: WWA7400P, WWA7350P, WWA7300P, WWA7050P, WWA7060P, WWA7030P, WWA7000P, WWA5500P, WWA5400P, WWA5000P

Portable Washers: WWP1020P, WWP1023P, WWP1150P, WWP5300P
Automatic Washers
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General Electric
1973 206 111mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1963 Philco Automatic Washer Brochures
Here are some beautiful brochures showing off the 1963 line of Philco automatic washers.

Pages contain full description of features, images of each model, full control panel views of each model and complete specifications.

Models include: W-236, W-234, W-232, W-231, W-233V, W-231V.
Automatic Washers
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Philco
1963 17 43mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1963 Philco Duomatic Combination Washer-Dryer Brochures
Here are some beautiful brochures showing off the 1963 line of Philco Duomatics, their combination washer-dryer line. Both electric and gas models are shown.

Pages contain full description of features, images of each model, full control panel views of each model and complete specifications.

Models include: CE-736, CG-736, CE-734, CE-730, CG-730, CE-730U.
Combination Washer/Dryers
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Philco
1963 17 41mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1963 Philco Automatic Dryer Brochures
Here are some beautiful brochures showing off the 1963 line of Philco clothes dryers. Both electric and gas models are shown.

Pages contain full description of features, images of each model, full control panel views of each model and complete specifications.

Models include: DE-636, DG-636, DE-634, DG-634, DE-632, DG-632, DE-632V, DG-632V.
Clothes Dryers
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Philco
1963 20 42mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1975 Maytag Lets Talk Service
Here every Maytag service bulletin from 1975. These fact-packed bulletins report model changes, wash and dry cycle changes, service tips, new products being introduced, new parts, reports from the field, etc. Washers, dryers, dishwashers and disposers are all covered.


Automatic Washers & Dryers
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Maytag
1975 62 39mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1955 Bendix Duomatic Owners Manual
Here is the full complete owners manual pack with every 1955 Bendix Duomatic combination washer-dryer.


Combination Washer/Dryers
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Bendix
1955 24 45mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1955 Bendix and Crosley Appliance Catalog
Here is the full line of Bendix and Crosley appliances. Full images and specifications for all major appliances included.


Full Catalog
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Bendix
1955 24 45mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1957 Kelvinator Automatic Washer Service Manual
Here is the comprehensive service manual for all 1957 Kelvinator automatic washers.

Also include is complete parts catalog for all '57 washer models as well. 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.
Automatic Washers
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Kelvinator
1957 80 55mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1958 Kelvinator Automatic Washer and Dryer Service Manual
Here is the comprehensive service manual for all 1958 Kelvinator automatic washers. At the end is the service manual to the complete 1958 line of Kelvinator dryers.

Also included is complete parts catalog for all '58 washer models as well. 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.
Automatic Washers
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Kelvinator
1958 94 66mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Ironrite Comprehensive Service Manual to Mangle Ironers
Here is the comprehensive service manual to most ironrite ironers.

MODELS Included: XL-20, 25, 30, 34, 35, 38, 40, 42, 45, 50, 55, 60, 62,65, 70, 72, 75, 80, 85, 90, 91, 94, 95, 800, 850, 880, 890, 202.

Sections include:
General Service Information
Warranty
Return of Defective Parts
Pressure
Care of Shoe
Care of &11 Padding
Oiling Instructions
Thermostats
Shocks
Correcting Oil Leaks
Vibration
Checking Heat Failures
&11 Drive Adjustments
How to Remove Clutch
Motor Repair or Exchange Policy
How to Handle Motor Exchanges
Westinghouse Motors
Emerson Motors
Delco Motors
General Electric Motors
Diagram - Gear Housing
Adjusting Gas Machines
Diagrams - Shoe Assemblies
Shoe and Element Parts
Wiring Diagram
Electrical Parts
Switch Parts
Roll Parts
Roll Small Parts
Drive Gears
Clutch Parts
Adjustable Knee Control Parts
Non-adjustable Knee Control Parts
Motor Mounting Parts
Frame and Base Parts
Cabinet Parts
Gas Machine Parts
Repair Parts

If you're Looking for the Owners Manual and instructions for the Ironrite please see this The Quick and Easy Way to Beautiful Ironing
Ironers
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Ironrite
1960 154 87mb $9.99

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Thumbnail Image of Download Frigidaire Refrigeration Component Diagnosis
Here is a wonderful refrigeration primer for anyone interested in fixing or restoring vintage refrigerators. Manual goes into the full explanations of how to determine if the systems are working perfectly and how to troubleshoot what is wrong if they are somehow not working properly.

Sections include:
TABLES
I Capacitor Test Wattage at Various Test Voltages
II Designations of Fluorocarbon Refrigerants
III Performance Data
IV Performance Data
V Vapor Pressure, PSIG
VI Refrig0Plate Temperatures
VII DrierFilter and Compressor Line Connector Kits
VIII RAC Typical Capacity Table

COMPONENT DIAGNOSIS
Forward
Safety
Procedure on Initial Service Call
Refrigeration Performance Complaints
Diagnosis Chart
Proper Use of VoltWattmeter
Proper Use of Compressor Test Cord with Wattmeter
RI CompressorElectrical Check
Checking Capacitors

REFRIGERATION SYSTEM
Evaporator
Compressor
Condenser
DrierFilter
Precaution Against Using Alcohol in Refrigeration Systems
Capillary Line
REFRIGERANTS
Care and Use of Refrigerant Drums
First Aid Treatment
PROCEDURE FOR INSTALLING PRESSURE GAUGES
Operating Pressure Test Procedure

SYSTEM PRESSURES
Use of Different Refrigerants
One Line of Products vs Another
Heat Load
Ambient or Room Temperature
Condenser
Refrigerant Charge
Incorrect Refrigerant Charge, Overcharge
Incorrect Refrigerant Charge, Shortage
Symptoms of a Refrigerant Shortage
Restriction
Air in the System
Inefficient Compressor
Refrigerant Oil
Burnt Oil Check

CYCLAMATIC SYSTEM
LEAK TEST PROCEDURE
EVACUATION PROCEDURE
RECHARGE PROCEDURE
COMPONENT REPAIR
Precautions
O-Ring Fittings
Soldering Procedure
Solders Soft
Solder Hard
Solder Making A Joint
General (Soldering)
Silver Soldering

COMPONENT REPLACEMENT OF COMPRESSORS OTHER THAN
FRIGIDAIRE RI COMPRESSORS
INSTRUCTIONS IN THE USE AND CARE OF THE VALVE CORE
ACCESS TOOL
ROOM AIR CONDITIONERS
Service Diagnosis and Testing
Thermostat Analysis Short
Cycling Condition Iced
Coil Condition Cool
Ambient Operation
Low Voltage
High Voltage
Motor Protector
Compressor
Fan and Blower Alignment
Fan Motor Oiling
Checking Capacity
Component Replacement
Component Refrigerant Line Connections
Compressor Replacement
Evaporator and Condenser Replacement
DrierFilter Installation
Charging Procedure Leak
Test

Refrigerators/Freezers
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Frigidaire
1973 53 42mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1959 Speed Queen Facts of Superiority
Speed Queen produced their Facts Manuals to give to dealers and customers information regarding their products from the late 50's and into the 60's. These documents are filled with beautiful images, illustrations and full specifications. The 1959 version also claims to show why Speed Queen is a superior washer to the Whirlpool/Kenmore and General Electric designs!


Automatic Washers
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Speed Queen
1959 32 21mb $4.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Why Maytag Means More
"A dishwasher comparison report by the dependability people." Maytag compares its dishwasher to Kenmore, Westinghouse, Frigidaire, KitchenAid and General Electric dishwashers. Report shows why "they can't clean like a Maytag".


Dishwashers
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Maytag
1977 12 6mb $4.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Westinghouse Laundromat Clothes Dryer Service Manual
Complete servicing manual and wiring information for the D-9 Westinghouse dryers. This manual focuses on models L-9, but is really valid for any early and mid 1950s Westinghouse Slant Front Dryer.


Clothes Dryers
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Westinghouse
1956 30 21mb $4.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Norge Dryer Line Brochures
Beaufitul Brochures for the line of Norge dryers.


Clothes Dryers
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Norge
1964 10 14mb $4.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1957 Frigidaire Refrigerator Service Manual
Here is the comprehensive service manual to repairing and restoring all 1957 Frigidaire household refrigerators.

Models covered:

Super
SA-81-57
S-80-57
S-104-57
S-124-57

Super Cycla-matic
FS-101-57

De Luxe Cycla-matic
FD-101-57
FD-102-57
FD-120-57

Imperial Cycla-matic
FI-120-57
FI-121-57

Cold-Pantry Cycla-matic
CP-123-57
CP-141-5
Refrigerators/Freezers
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Frigidaire
1957 60 36mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Maytag Helical Drive Automatic Washer Service Manual
Helical Drive service manual specifically covers models A700, A702, A500, A502, A300, A302, A200, A202, A203, A100, A102, A103. Cross reference to models 142, 126, 125, 124, 123. Supplements through the 1965 models. Has introduction, installation procedures, customer instructions, how it works sections describing how different components work and complete service procedures including suds-saving system. Many mechanical service procedures are valid through the 1970s Helical Drive models and beyond.


Automatic Washers
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Maytag
1962 100 67mb $8.04
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Thumbnail Image of Download Westinghouse Laundromat Service Manual
Full service manual for 3-belt Westinghouse Laundromat models L-1000 (Program Computer Laundromat), LTF-100, LTF-200, LTF-400, LTF-570, LTF-600, LTF-670 LTF-700, LTF-800. Sections include Specifications and Features, Parts Description, Installation, Cycle of Operation Charts, What to do When, Parts Replacement and Wiring Diagrams.


Automatic Washers
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1965 68 36mb $4.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download The GE Review
The GE Review was an engineering magazine created to report on the advances of technology of the time, including advances in Home Appliances.

Articles in July 1952 issue...


Editorial: The Fourth of July

New Switchgear Laboratory Goes into Operation
Late last month on the flatlands of southwest Philadelphia, GE’s new high-capacity switchgear development laboratory was officially dedicated. With Company spokesmen looking ahead to an annual U.S. power consumption of possibly a trillion kw-hrs by 1965—more than triple the amount now being used—the new laboratory will aid in the development of switch- gear of higher ratings to keep pace with this phenomenal growth. continued…

Engineering the Automatic Washer
The automatic clothes washer is a simple device—to the housewife. She throws in the laundry, sets a control dial, and goes about her telephoning. A short time later she removes the laundry—washed and damp-dried.

Simply stated, the function of a domestic washing machine is to get the laundry clean, rinse out the detergent, and extract most of the water. For a third of the century these operations were performed with a machine in which the laundry was manually lifted from the tub and fed through a water- extraction device. Most of these devices were wringers, powered by the washing- machine motor. A limited number were the centrifugal-extraction type using the same or a separate tub. continued…

Stopping Ships
Even with modern navigating and communication aids there are times when things get out of hand and a collision ol ships appears imminent. The need for meeting this situation—rare though it may he—has an influence on the design of ships’ power plants.

Most large and fast ships are powered bv a steam turbine that drives the propeller through suitable gearing and shafting. The astern power that is used for stopping a ship is provided by a comparatively small separate section of the main turbine. The question immediately arises as to why the astern element can’t be given the same power as the ahead element. Well, it can. The simplest arrangement would he another turbine of the same size geared to drive the propeller backwards. continued…

Ferromagnetography
Contrary to general belief printing did not originate with Gutenberg; to the ancient Chinese belongs the credit. They made engravings—used mainly for printing on silk cloth—by carving figures out of wooden blocks. Later, around 1120 BC. they introduced wooden blocks of movable type.

Modern printing, on the other hand, began in the middle ages—about the year 1423. It was during this period that Johann Gutenberg, a German stonemason, had the idea of printing with movable type. So he set about his skill, cutting alphabets out of small wooden blocks to be used for typesetting. A friend advised him to use metal instead of wood, since it wouldn’t wear out so easily. This he did. As you can imagine, this task required many years and a large expenditure of money. He financed his operations by borrowing money on the type he’d already completed. Then, to prove to his creditors and the many cynics the worth of his efforts, he completely reproduced the Bible in print. continued…

Cool Breezes — Story of the Electric Fan
Fans preceded written history by many centuries. Some of the most ancient known fans were those of the Chinese dating back to 3000 BC. And ceremonial fans were used in 1700 BC by the reigning monarchs of Egypt and Assyria. Some thousand years later the "punkah" —a hand-swung lightweight ceiling-suspended fan—was introduced in India, and even today is still in use there.

From exquisitely made folding tans of the Japanese, followed by 17th century Paris creations of surpassing beauty, we come to the practical palm-leaf type and simpler folding fans of grandmother’s day.

It’s not possible to give the exact age of the electric fan—the youngest member of the ancient family of fans. But the earliest record of a U.S. patent awarded for an electric fan was in 1854. This was a ceiling-suspended assembly of several large fan blades, each hinged along one edge to a horizontal rotating arm driven by a battery-operated motor. Arms on the blades struck projections causing the blades to vibrate and thus agitate the air. continued…

Longer Life for Dry-type Transformers
Improvements in dry-type power transformers and their insulations is a good example of how electrical engineers are continually making progress in lengthening the life span of electric equipment and increasing its endurance to higher temperatures.

For many years insulations known as Class A were about the only ones available to the transformer designer. These insulations consisted of materials such as cotton, silk, or paper—impregnated with organic varnishes to give them additional mechanical and electrical strength. They were used in a medium of mineral oil or air. Such insulations were relatively inexpensive but a maximum allowable temperature limit of 105 C was necessary for reasonable life. continued…

The G10 Germanium Rectifier
In 1886 a German chemist by the name of Alexander Winkler found an unknown metal sulfide and isolated the element which he called germanium. It has a shiny metallic appearance, is extremely hard and brittle, and is recovered as a by-product in the smelting and refining of zinc ores.

Because germanium falls into group four of the periodic table, it has some of the chemical characteristics of the elements on either side of it. Germanium is both an electrical conductor and an electrical insulator, depending on its temperature, and is classed as a semiconductor. continued…

Nylon for Bearings and Gears
Although nylon is generally associated with such decorative items as stockings and sweaters, we have found that its versatility extends well into the fields of bearings, gears, and other workaday applications.
Nylon is tough at low7 temperatures, is resistant to abrasion, has strength in thin sections, is light in weight, has certain self-lubricating qualities, and is resistant to many chemicals. Properties are given in the table on the opposite page. Exact characteristics and specifications can be found in the literature put out by the manufacturers of nylon molding powders.

Bearing Tests - Of interest to design engineers is published data that shows the effect of wear on nylon when used as a bearing material. Results of tests using nylon against nylon, steel, and brass under various loads and speeds, and with various lubricants, are given on page 35. As you may suspect, the lowest rates of wear are found when nylon is run against nylon in a dry condition, as well as when nylon is run against steel lubricated with SAE 10 oil. When nylon is rubbed against brass, the metal flakes off and contaminates the hearing surface. continued…

The Unit Cost of Light
There’s more to figuring the cost of a lighting system than adding up the prices of fixtures, installation, and electricity. A tabulation of over-all annual costs that the customer may expect to pay appeals to the businessman, because it is expressed in his own language. Rut further analytical cost studies of operating and maintenance methods and lamp efficiencies may show you the way to worth-while savings or better lighting for the same expenditure.

To help you along this economic pathway a relatively simple formula has been devised. It is referred to as the "unit cost of light” method. In its most flexible form it deals with the raw light as generated by the lamps in just one fixture. Then, once the unit cost of light in dollars per million lumen hours is known, you can easily apply it to a specific installation if over-all costs are also desired. continued…

Added Kick for Turbojet Engines
Getting an 80-ton airplane into the air in a matter of seconds is no easy job. The problem is one of providing more than normal maximum thrust or "kick” at take-off. In the case of B-45 and B-47 jet bombers, their power plants (J-47 turbojet engines—one is shown on the adjacent page) were equipped with combustion-chamber water-alcohol injection systems for augmenting thrust.

Variations of these systems boost the take-off thrust from 15 to 25 percent or higher. As a result, heavy jet-powered aircraft can take off from minimum- length runways with maximum safety. continued…

Are We Ready for Railroad Electrification in the U. S.? .
Admittedly, widespread electrification in I lie United States is not just around the corner. Rut there is an element in the cost of railroad electrification and in the success of operation through the ensuing years that can not be settled too soon. This all-important factor is standardization. And standardization is so important primarily because it permits repetitive manufacture. Standardization, of course, offers other advantages that may be more familiar, but every day brings new evidence that a custom-designed article built in a job shop cannot compete with a highly engineered item produced under conditions of repetitive manufacture.

It is time for all who may have a hand in railroad electrification in the United States to start sifting out the alternatives and to find agreement on what may be the standard system of electrification in this country. Let us speak briefly about the prospects of electrification and [hen expand the theme of standardization. continued…

A Brightening Outlook - When will we see railroad electrification resumed in the United States? The answer depends largely on costs, with the cost of fuel or energy being a big part of the expense of locomotive operation.

When we compare the cost of diesel fuel with the cost of purchased electric power at the figures current today, we find them roughly equivalent. We are speaking, of course, of gallons of fuel oil or kilowatt-hours of electricity at the locomotive. As long as power costs in these two forms are even approximately equal, it is obvious that the diesel- electric locomotive with its lower investment is the correct answer for new installations. At the same time this approximate equality tells us that extensive electrified systems already installed should continue to be operated. continued…

New Safeguard for Protective Coatings
You can best define a plastics material as a synthetic organic substance. At some stage of production it’s plastic— capable of being shaped; or liquid— capable of being cast. Furthermore, it’s either thermoplastic or thermosetting. If thermoplastic, it softens under heat and can he remolded. If thermosetting, it sets under heat and can’t be remolded.

Phenolic materials are thermosetting plastics. And from practically the outset of the industry they’ve enjoyed an ever- expanding market. They take many and various forms. Probably the most familiar to you are radio cabinets, telephone handsets, buttons, tube bases, mechanical parts, and so on. continued…

Dollar-sign Engineering
The photo sequence beginning on the next page will show you how a value analyst operates—step by step—on a typical project. Here, it’s the timer for the automatic clothes washer. Because space doesn't permit us to show the results of the analysis on every part of the timer, we have selected one part as being typical. (In the actual project more than 30 individual parts of the timer were analyzed for value.)

It should be emphasized that nothing was wrong with the timer when we approached the Value Analysis Unit and requested a survey. The timer operated satisfactorily and costs were in line with similar products. But. as is the case with far-sighted management, they wanted to see if it wasn’t possible to further eliminate any unnecessary costs. continued…

Moisture vs Rubber Insulation
Although rubber compounds are used to waterproof such everyday items as overshoes, raincoats, and garden hoses, rubber compounds in general can’t be considered waterproof when used as an insulation for wire and cable.

What works on raincoats may not work on cables—the basic differences are: length of exposure; effect of moisture on the electrical properties. Cables insulated with rubber compounds must withstand years of continual exposure with a consequent absorption of moisture. And moisture absorption has proved to be a contributing factor in cable failures. continued…
Trade Publications
Published by:
The Review
1952 58 61mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1964 Frigidaire Refrigerator-Freezer Tech-Talk Service Manual
Here is the comprehensive service manual to all 1964 Frigidaire Refrigerators. Models include:

Models S-10-64, D-10-64, D-12-64, D-14-64, FD-11-64, FDS-13T-2, FD-13T-64, FD-14B-64, FCDM-14-64, FPDS-14T-2, FPD-14T-64, FPD-14B-64, FPI-14T-64, FPI-14B-64, FPI-16B-64 and FPI-198-64.
Refrigerators/Freezers
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Frigidaire
1964 124 90mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1962 Kenmore Electric Ranges - Choose the Right One For You
Here is a poster size store brochure given out at Sears retail stores in the early 1960's to show off their line of electric ranges. 40", 30", 24" models as well as "Classic Cooking Centers" which is Kenmore's version of the Frigidaire Flair style range with the oven(s) above the cooktop.


Ranges/Stoves
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Kenmore
1962 4 6mb $4.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Parts List for Kenmore Washer
Here is the complete parts list including part numbers in high resolution for Kenmore Automatic Washers, models:

110.6514712
110.6514762

Suds Models:
110.6515712
110.6515762

All colors, White, Turquoise and Coppertone
Automatic Washers
Published by:
Kenmore
1965 12 5mb $4.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1973 KitchenAid Appliances Brochure
Here is a sales literature brochure for KitchenAid appliances from 1973. Products include: 17 Series Dishwashers, Food Waste Disposers, Hot Water Dispensers and Trash-Compactors.


Full Catalog
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KitchenAid
1973 8 16mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download KitchenAid 7 Series Top Loading Portable Dishwasher Service Manual
Comprehensive service manual for all 7 Series KitchenAid top loading dishwashers. Models include the Electra KDC-7 and the Vari-Cycle models KDA-7 and KDW-7. Sections include General Information, Cycle Description, Servicing Instructions, Service Tips, Schematic Wiring, Timer Sequence Charts.


Dishwashers
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KitchenAid
1972 32 18mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Automatic Washer Service Manual
Comprehensive service manual for Whirlpool automatic washers from 1949 thru 1955.

Sections include:
Installation Requirements
Installation Instructions
Operating Cycle charts
Electrical Troubleshooting
Service Troubleshooting hints
Service Procedure to remove parts
Service Procedure to replace parts
Draining washer for storage
Operating washer without Suds-Return system
New oiling system for Automatic Washers
New suspension system
Supplements for later models

Automatic Washers
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Whirlpool
1955 74 53mb $6.36
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1974 Frigidaire Dishwasher - Disposal and Trash Compactor Brochure
Here is the complete brochure to all Frigidaire Dishwashers, both built in and portable from the mid 1970's. Contains images, details and full specifications for each model.

Models include: DW-DU, DW-CDU, DW-IU, DW-CIU, DW-COM, DW-IM, DW-CIM.
Dishwashers
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Frigidaire
1974 12 26mb $4.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1955 Barton Automatic Washer Service Manual
Here is the complete service for Barton Automatic Washer model B400.

This model is fascinating as it appears to be built with a combination of Apex and Beam parts, but with a reversing motor!
Automatic Washers
Published by:
Barton
1955 26 28mb $4.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Use and Care of your Hotpoint Range
Here is the complete owners manual and operating instructions to all Hotpoint electric ranges from the early 1950's.

Models include: RD7, RD6, RC14,RB36, RB38, RB39, RB34, RB30.

Now THAT YOU are the proud owner of a new Hotpoint Automatic Electric Range, we know you are thrilled with its beauty, its many wonderful features . . . and you can’t wait to start cooking! And when you use and care for your new range in the best way possible, you will enjoy all of its features and advantages more . . . and more!

Behind this new Hotpoint Range are priceless knowledge and experience gained in almost fifty years of manufacturing world-famous electric appliances for the home. It took insight, ingenuity, and vision to design this new range for you — it took years of study, experimentation, and the building of the world’s largest range factory to make possible its production.

Your new Hotpoint Automatic Electric Range will make cooking easier for you ... much less time-consuming! And that’s not all — you’ll discover that cooking is jun with your new Hotpoint Electric Range . . . preparing the family meals will be an exciting adventure from now on!

Read this book carefully and refer to it often. It gives step-by-step instructions .. . simple steps to using your new electric range with ease to give best cooking results. Included also are points on how to care for your new range. Remember, good use and good care go together.

This Instruction Book describes the features and explains the use of all the new Hotpoint Range Models. "

Ranges/Stoves
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Hotpoint
1950 36 33mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Garry Moore Tells the Exciting News about the Norge Laundry Maids
Advertising book showing off what I assume is an demonstration done on the Garry Moore Show about Norge's new top loading washer and matching dryer.


Automatic Washers & Dryers
Published by:
Norge
1952 12 8mb $4.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download KitchenAid KD-12 Series Dishwasher Owners Manual
Complete owners manuals and operating instructions to all 12 series KitchenAid automatic dishwashers from 1957 through the early 1960s. Models include KD-12, KD-12P, KD-22, KD-22P, KD-32, KD-32P, KD-52P.


Dishwashers
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KitchenAid
1959 24 10mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Rainbow - Power Nozzle Operation Manual
Here is the full owners manual and operating instructions to the Rainbow Vacuum Cleaner power nozzle, models R-1650C and R-1650F.


Vacuum Cleaners
Published by:
Rainbow
1981 8 5 $4.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Beautiful 1957 General Electric Built-In Dishwasher Brochures
Here are some wonderful brochures showing off GE's very rare 30" as well as the standard 24" roll-out built-in dishwashers. Unlike dishwashers of today, these machines rolled out from under the counter in a big drawer style fashion. They washes with a metal impeller that spun at 1750 rpm at the bottom of the tank.


Dishwashers
Published by:
General Electric
1957 8 13mb $4.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Laundry Equipment Electric Motor Service Manual
From the first page: The motor service manual has been prepared by Westinghouse Laundry Service with a threefold purpose. First - to explain the motor thoroughly so you will better understand its operation. Second - to show you how to use this information to diagnose motor failures and third, to make use of the diagnosis by repairing the inoperative motor rather than replacing it.

Studies indicate that nearly 70% of all laundry equipment fractional HP motor failures can be repaired (and put back into service in the appliance) on the first call to the customers home. These same studies show that, more often than not, the inoperative motor is replaced rather than repaired and that it requires more than one call to perform the job.

This book is not intended to be a one volume course on all fractional horsepower electric motors. Its intent is to help you to better perform your job as it applies to laundry equipment drive, pump and fan motors. Failures that occur on laundry equipment motors and which can economically and profitably be repaired are such parts as terminal boards, end bells, switches, thermoguard and capacitors (when they are used). There are also a number of adjustments that can be made to get the motor back into operation.


Sections Include:
INDUCTION MOTOR DESCRIPTION
TESTING PROCEDURES
PARTS REPLACEMENT
INTERNAL MOTOR WIRING DIAGRAMS
MOTOR CHARTS
ORIGINAL PRODUCTION MOTOR NUMBERS vs REPLACEMENT MOTOR NUMBERS
Automatic Washers
Published by:
Westinghouse
1970 28 18mb $4.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Instructions For the Use and Care of the Hoover 150 Cleaning Ensemble
Full owners manual and operating instructions for the Hoover model 150 vacuum.


Vacuum Cleaners
Published by:
Hoover
1936 24 8mb $4.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1959 General Electric Range Use and Care Guide
Here is the complete use and care guide/owner's manual to all 1959 Electric Free-standing Ranges.

S line (1959) models include:
J299S, J301S, J302S, J303S, J305S, J308S, J400S, J401S, J403S, J405S, J408S, J411S.

If you're looking for the service manual to these ranges please see this document:

1959 GE Electric Range Service Manual
Ranges/Stoves
Published by:
General Electric
1959 47 28mb $7.99

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