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Dishwashers, Compactors and Disposers for a Custom Look - 1983


Published by Hotpoint in 1983-- Full brochure with images and complete specifications for the 1983 line of Hotpoint Automatic Dishwashers, Trash Compactors and Disposalls.

Number of Pages: 8
File Size: 8mb
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Thumbnail Image of Download Classroom Textbook on Servicing Automatic Washers and Dryers and Combinations
Originally written in 1963 and updated in 1972 these were classroom textbooks for learning how to repair electrical appliances. A fascinating look at how appliance repair was taught and a great primer to learn how to repair vintage washers, dryers and combos. Underscores, notes and quiz answers were left in the document from the original student for extra information.

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Automatic Washers
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NRI
1972 68 114mb $14.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Classroom Textbook on Servicing Sewing Machines and Food Mixers and Vacuum Cleaners
Originally written in 1963 and updated in 1972 these were classroom textbooks for learning how to repair electrical appliances. A fascinating look at how appliance repair was taught and a great primer to learn how to repair vintage Sewing Machines, Food Mixers, Blenders and Vacuum Cleaners. Underscores, notes and quiz answers were left in the document from the original student for extra information.

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Automatic Washers
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NRI
1972 68 100mb $14.99
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Originally written in 1963 and updated in 1972 these were classroom textbooks for learning how to repair electrical appliances. A fascinating look at how appliance repair was taught and a great primer to learn how to use appliance repair tools and testing equipment, repairing small appliances and lamps and fixtures and irons. Underscores, notes and quiz answers were left in the document from the original student for extra information.

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Automatic Washers
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NRI
1972 68 113mb $14.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1947-1960 Frigidaire Dryer Parts Catalog
Here is the complete parts catalog to all 1947 Thru 1960 Models of Frigidaire Dryers.

Models include:
TJ-60, TJ-60E, TJ-61, T0-60, T0-61, TR-60, TR-61, TR-60-2, TR-61-2, DV-35, DV-45, DV-65, DV-66, DS-56, DD-56, DI-56, DI-2-56, DS-57, DD-57, DI-57, DI-1-57, DD-58, DDP-58, DI-58, DCI-58, DCI-1-58, DD-59, DCD-59, DI-59, DCI-59, DS-60, DD-60, DCD-60, DI-60, DCI-60

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 dryer.
Clothes Dryers
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Frigidaire
1960 86 37mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1967 Hotpoint Electric Ranges Service Manual
Here is the complete service manual to all 1967 Hotpoint Ranges.

Sections include:
Introduction, Cleaning Operation, Special Components and Construction, Operation, Servicing, Service Diagnosis, Schematics and Wiring Diagrams, New Features.

Models include:
RS731, RS758, RB745, RB778, RB790, RB515, RB525, RB535, RB536, RB545, RB566, RB635, RB646, RB670, RB690, RC525, RC535, RC545, RC546, RCS49, RC635, RC646, RC669, RC690, RW65-G and RW85-G.
Ranges/Stoves
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Hotpoint
1967 38 25mb $14.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1959 Hotpoint Refrigerator Service Manual
Here is the complete service manual to all 1959 Hotpoint Refrigerator/Freezers.

Sections include:
Use and Care of your Refrigerator, Specifications, Servicing, Electrical Testing, Unit Operation, Controls and Wiring Diagrams.

Models include:
9EA8, 9EB8, 9EB11, 9EB12, 9EG11, 9EN12, 9ET12, 9EY12.
Refrigerators/Freezers
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Hotpoint
1959 52 36mb $14.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Who Else But RCA Whirlpool
Here is the official Whirlpool feature training book highlighting the 1966 Whirlpool washer, dryer and wringer washer lines. Whirlpool fans this beautiful book is definitely for you. This training series was similar to Frigidaire's VIP series which was given to appliance dealers to educate them of all the wonderful new features on Whirlpool appliances. Book contains beautiful images, cycle charts, graphics and comparisons for all aspects of the belt-drive washer and matching dryers and wringer washers.

The book sections take each Whirlpool feature and compare them to Maytag, General Electric, Frigidaire, Hotpoint Norge and Westinghouse machines!

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Automatic Washers & Dryers
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Whirlpool
1966 40 120mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Star Spangled Benefits from Whirlpool Dishwashers
Here is the official Whirlpool feature training book highlighting the 1970 line of Whirlpool built-in and portable dishwashers. Whirlpool fans this beautiful book is definitely for you. This training series was similar to Frigidaire's VIP series which was given to appliance dealers to educate them of all the wonderful new features on Whirlpool appliances. Book contains beautiful images, specifications, benefits and cycle explanations.

This item is scanned at 600dpi for super crisp clear text and images.
Dishwashers
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Whirlpool
1970 34 82mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1968 Whirlpool Home Appliances Builder Catalog
Here is a complete builders catalog highlighting the 1968 line of Whirlpool appliances.

Products include: Gas and Electric ranges, refrigerators, commercial and domestic washers and dryers, dishwashers, disposers, air conditioners, ice makers and central vacuum cleaners.
Full Catalog
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Whirlpool
1968 16 18mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1956 General Electric Wall Refrigerator Owners Manual
Here is the complete owners manual and use/care guide to General Electric wall mount refrigerator model LW-11N.


Refrigerators/Freezers
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General Electric
1956 16 $14.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1955 Westinghouse Combination Washer-Dryer Owners Manual
Here is the owners manual to the very first Westinghouse Combination Washer/Dryer. Model WD-1.


Combination Washer/Dryers
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Westinghouse
1955 48 12mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1965 Frigidaire Electric Dryer Tech-Talk Service Manual
Complete comprehensive service manual to all 1965 Frigidaire electric clothes dryers.

Sections include: Specifications, Features, Operation and Testing, Servicing and Wiring Schematics.

Models include:
DDA-65, DD-65, DCD-65, Dl-65, DCI-65, DDF-65, DCIF-65
Clothes Dryers
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Frigidaire
1965 100 58mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1948 General Electric Automatic Washer Brochures
Here are some beautiful brochures for the 1948 line of General Electric automatic washers. The is the 2nd line models of automatic washers produced. The AW6 from 1947-1950 line featured an 1140rpm spin!

These rare brochures have been saved at 600dpi for extra crispness.
Automatic Washers
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General Electric
1948 4 27mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download KitchenAid 18 Series Portable Dishwashers Brochure
Here is a brochure that I haven't seen before, it's specifically for the portable models of KitchenAid 18 series dishwashers. Images and full specifications included.

Models include: KDS-58, KDI-58, KDC-58, KDR-67B, KDD-67B.
Dishwashers
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KitchenAid
1978 0 4mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1984 General Electric Dishwashers Brochure
Here is a brochure highlighting the 1984 GE line of undercounter dishwashers.

Models include: GSD2800D, GSD1200T, GSD900D, GDS600D and GSD500D.

Full images and specifications included.
Dishwashers
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General Electric
1984 8 5mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1947 Launderall Automatic Washer Owners Manual
Here is a very rare find, the Owners Manual, Operating Instructions Wall Chart and Warranty to the Launderall automatic washer which was the first horizontal access top loading automatic washer in the USA and possibly the world.


Automatic Washers
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Launderall
1947 23 9mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Maytag Big-Tub Washers and Matching Dryers Brochures
Here are some very cool Maytag sales literature brochures highlighting their 1970 line of large-capacity washers and matching dryers.

Models include: Washers: A906, A806, A606, A406. Dryers: DE906, DE806, DG906, DG806, DE606, DG606.

Please note there is some relatively minor water staining on these brochures, but they were cool/rare enough to post anyway.
Automatic Washers & Dryers
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Maytag
1970 28 24mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1977 Frigidaire Washers, Dryers and Laundry Centers Brochures
Here are some beautiful brochures highlighting the 1977 line of Frigidaire Automatic Washers, Dryers and stacked Skinny-Mini Laundry Centers.

Full images and specifications included. Models include...

Washers: WD-A, WC, WID, WIC-A
Dryers: DE, DG, DEC, DEG, DEI, DGI, DECI and DGCI.
Laundry Centers: LC-115, LC8-3 and LC-3.
Automatic Washers & Dryers
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Frigidaire
1977 12 11mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1977 Frigidaire Dishwashers Brochures
Here are some beautiful brochures highlighting the 1977 line of Frigidaire Automatic Dishwashers, both undercounter and mobile/portable.

Full images and specifications included. Models include: DWU-2, DWU-3, DWU-4, DWU-5, DWM-2, DWM-3, DWM-4, DWM-5.
Dishwashers
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Frigidaire
1977 8 9mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1977 Frigidaire Cooking Appliances Brochures
Here are some beautiful brochures highlighting the 1977 line of all available types of Frigidaire cooking appliances.

Full images and specifications included. Models include...

30" Electric Ranges: R-30, RG-35, RC-30, RCG-35, RE-36, RE-38S, REG-38, REG-38C and REG-39CD.
40" Electric Ranges: RE-47, RGC-45, RE-45.
Twin 30 Electric Ranges: REG-637V and REG-639CV.
Microwave Ovens: RCM-1, RCM-3, RCM-4 and RCM-6.

Ranges/Stoves
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Frigidaire
1977 14 10mb $9.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Maytag 1966 Competitive Washer and Dryer Report
Maytag compares it's newly designed washers and dryers to: Easy, Frigidaire, General Electric, Hamilton, Hotpoint, Kelvinator, Kenmore, Montgomery-Ward, Norge, Philco, Speed Queen, Westinghouse, and Whirlpool.

The purpose of this booklet is to better inform you of the comparison between Maytag and 13 other brands of automatic washers and dryers. It has been prepared from data supplied by the Maytag Product Testing Laboratory; every item and each statement has been checked for accuracy and validity by our Product Testing engineers.

Model changes often come at varying times during the year. We have made every attempt to give you the latest information available at the time of the printing of this booklet.

Automatic Washers & Dryers
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Maytag
1966 32 15mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1949 Kenmore Washer and Dryer Service Manual
Here is one of the earliest Sears Kenmore service manuals we have found. This covers both their 1949/1950 model washer (non-bolt down model) and dryer.


Automatic Washers & Dryers
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Kenmore
1949 47 $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1967 Easy Automatic Washer Brochures
Here are some beautiful brochures from Easy highlighting their 1967 line of Automatic Washers. This probably was their first year of variable-speed control machines.

Images and specifications included. Models include: WA-355, WA-344, WA-322, WA-323, WA-321.
Automatic Washers
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Easy
1967 14 13mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download KitchenAid Portable Dishwasher 67 Series Use and Care Guide
Here is the complete owner's manual and use/care guide to the 67 series of KitchenAid Portable Dishwashers.

Models include: KDR-67 and KDD-67.
Dishwashers
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KitchenAid
1969 20 12mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1956 Frigidaire Dishwasher Tech-Talk Service Manual
Here is the complete service manual to all 1956 Frigidaire Dishwashers. This includes extra supplements during the year.

Models include:

DWUW-Under-Counter Model
DWFW-Free Standing Model
DWSW-Sink Combination Model

In addition, the following four special models were available:
DWUW-1-Under-Counter Model With Primer Finish
DWFW-2-Free Standing Model With Wood Top
DWFW-3-Free Standing Model With No Top
DWSW-4-Sink Combination With Stainless Steel Top
Dishwashers
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Frigidaire
1956 43 20mb $7.99

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Thumbnail Image of Download 1976 KitchenAid Built-In Top-of-the-Line Dishwasher Comparison
Now this is super interesting, here is a comparison brochure of the KDS-18 Superba Dishwashers to all other major brands of dishwashers in the mid 1970's. Topics include:

Machine Frames, Wash Chambers/Tubs, Motors, Wash Arms and Systems, Filtration, Drying methods, Fill and Drain systems, Loading/Racks, Weight.
Dishwashers
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KitchenAid
1976 20 9mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download KitchenAid KD-15 Series Dishwasher Owners Manual
Complete owners manuals and operating instructions to all 15 series KitchenAid automatic dishwashers from the middle and late 1960s. Models include Superba KDS-15, Imperial KDI-15 and the Custom KDC-15.

You are about to enjoy freedom from the monotony and drudgery of hand dishwashing that will make every mealtime a joy and save you hours and hours in which to do more of the pleasant and important things you like to do. Getting off to the right start with your new KitchenAid dishwasher is all important and that is why we urge you to become thoroughly familiar with the following information before you ever press a Cycle Selector Button. Knowing how to load and operate your KitchenAid properly will not only assure you of top performance but actually add much to the fun of " doing the dishes" automatically.
Dishwashers
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KitchenAid
1965 16 16mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Suggestions for Wartime Care of your Bendix Home Laundy
Sent to registered owners of the Bendix Home Laundry automatic washer during World War II, this book reminds owners how to be particularly careful in using your Bendix washer to keep it running during wartime when parts became nearly impossible to produce.


Automatic Washers
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Bendix
1943 12 5mb $7.99
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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 $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Ronson Foodmatic Brochure
Here is a wonderful brochure for the Ronson Foodmatic. This is a kitchen center that was built right into your counter and came with 16 standard attachments such as blender, mixer, meat grinder, shredder, coffee mill, ice crusher, juicer, etc etc.


Small Appliances
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Ronson
1971 8 10mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Blackstone Automatic Washer Brochures
Brochures showing the top and middle of the line Blackstone Automatic Washers.


Automatic Washers
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Blackstone
1959 6 9mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Appliance Manufacturer Magazine - August 1957
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 August 1957 Issue


On The Cover:
The president of the Hotpoint Co. is shown after the tension of the press conference at which he broke the news about the firm’s big expansion plans. Map of greater Chicago area in background was used to indicate location of new appliance center and adjacent developments of the Centex residential and industrial areas.


Featured Articles:
Home Laundries for 1958 Debut
Accent is on washing and drying synthetics.

Blackstone Non-Automatic Washer Converts to Automatic
Kit makes conversion easy to do in minutes.

Cover Story—Hotpoint Reveals Appliance Center Plan
Construction of first plant starts in fall.

An Editorial: An Expression of Confidence
Hotpoint demonstrates its long range faith,

How Gibson Tests Air Conditioner Coils
Testers end need to dehydrate all of units.

NEMA Major Appliance Men Hear About Utility Effort
Elect C. K. Rieger of GE chairman of group.

How Preway Cuts Scrap Losses.
A case of close evaluation, fast reporting.

What's New in Major Appliances and Electric Housewares


Special Section - THE HOUSEWARES SHOW:
More Firms Add New Cooking Appliances
Almost all now have single plug-in control

No Lack of New Products and Ideas at Atlantic City
Can openers grow, iron sprays the clothing

More and More Heaters Bring Heated Battle for Sales
Low price models appear in great abundance

Some New Curves and Angles in Designs
Cleaning appliance styles offer a contrast



Monthly Departments:
Letters to the Editor, The Editor's Random Harvest, AM Highlights the News, Industry Meeting Calendar, Report from Washington, New Product Showcase, News of the Suppliers, People, New Literature, Appliance Manufacturer Notes, Index to Advertising, Jim Dandy Says.


Advertisers in this issue:
A & A Machinery Corp, Aerovox Corporation, Alan Wood Steel Company, American Lava Corporation, Amp, Incorporated, Armco Steel Corporation, Barber Colman Company, Bentley, Harris Mfg. Co, Brookside Corporation, Burndy Corporation, Carr Fastener Company Div. United-Carr Fastener Corp, Chicago & Eastern Illinois Railroad, Clearing Machine Corporation, Cleveland Punch & Shear Works Co., Copeland Refrigeration Corp, Corbin Hose Clamp Division The American Hardware Corp, Essex Wire Corporation Cords Limited Div., Crimpweld Corp., The, Cuyahoga Spring Co., Danly Machine Specialties, Dayton Rubber Company, Dayflex Div., Delco Products Division General Motors Corp., Dialight Corporation, Dow Corning Corporation, Dreis & Krump Manufacturing Company, Driver-Harris Company, Du Pont, Electric Auto-Lite Co., Electric Cord Sets, Inc, Emerson Electric Mfg. Co., Essex Wire Corp., Exalco Manufacturing Co., Fairmont Aluminum Company, Garlock Packing Company, Gaylord Container Corporation, Gear Specialties, Inc., General Bearing Company, General Electric Company, Specialty Control Dept., General Industries Co., Goodrich, B. F. Company, Grayson Controls Division, Robertshaw-Fulton Controls Co, Grigoleit Company, John Hassall, Inc., Hinde & Dauch, Ingersoll-Rand Company, Inland Steel Co., International Paper Company, Kason Hardware Corporation, Lancaster Glass Corp, Ohn Lees Division Of The Serrick Corp., Litemetal Dicast, Inc., Lux Clock Mfg. Co., Inc., George J. Mayer Company, Mcquay-Norris Manufacturing Company, Methode Mfg. Corp., Midland Steel Products Co., Midwest Molding & Mfg. Company, Moraine Products Division, General Motors Corporation, National Lock Company, Packard Electric Division General Motors Corp. , Peters-Dalton, Inc., Pittsburgh Plate Glass Company, Pyramid Mouldings, Inc., Radiator Specialty Co., Ranco Inc., Ransburg Electro Coating Corp., R-B-M "Control" Div., Essex Wire Corp., Reading Tube Corporation, Redmond Company, Inc., Reynolds Metal Co., Rochester Products Division General Motors Corporation, Loyd Scruggs Mfg. Co., Sherwin-Williams Co., Southern Screw Company, Standard Pressed Steel Co., Stevens Manufacturing Co., Still-Man Manufacturing Corporation, Tecumseh Products Co., Telechron Timers And Motors, Therm-O-Disc, Incorporated, Union Bag-Camp Paper Corp., United States Steel Corp., Wean Equipment Corp., Weirton Steel Company, Westinghouse Electric Corp.97, Wheatland Tube Co., Wheeling Steel Corporation, Wire & Cable Div., Essex Wire Corp., Wisconsin Porcelain Company, Yoder Company
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1957 110 51mb $12.99
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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…
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The Review
1952 58 61mb $5.99
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Brochures highlighting some models from the '68 line of Norge automatic washers.


Automatic Washers
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Norge
1968 6 7mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1964 General Electric Washer and Dryer Brochures
Here are beautiful brochures highlighting 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 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!


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Westinghouse
1947 40 19mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1961 Frigidaire Electric Range Tech-Talk Service and Parts Manual
Very comprehensive service and full parts manual for all 1961 Frigidaire Electric Ranges. Models include:

RAW-3, 4; RS-30-61, RD-38-61, RD-39-61, RCI-39-61, RS-10-61 , RD-20-61, RDD-15-61, RDD-20-61, RDC-71-61, RI-55-61, RCI-75-61.

Service manual includes wiring diagrams. Parts section shows all parts and part numbers. Having the manufacturers part number for the part you need is essential for doing internet/eBay searches to locate these rare, no longer available parts. In many circumstances they can be found once you know the part number. This guide is essential for anyone who has any vintage Frigidaire Range.
Ranges/Stoves
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Frigidaire
1961 117 71mb $14.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Sears 75th Anniversary Sale Catalog
Complete home section from the fall of 1960. The outstanding low prices in this book are in effect until October 10, 1960... Buy Now!

Catalog includes: Disposers, sinks, kitchen cabinets, water heaters, furnaces, thermostats, gas stoves, electric ranges, freezers, refrigerators, wringer washers, automatic washers and dryers, combination washer/dryers, vacuum cleaners, sewing machines, television sets, rugs, dishes, draperies and more!
Store Catalog Pages
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Sears
1960 36 23mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1956 Philco Washer and Dryer Brochures
Here are some gorgeous brochures showing off Philco's very first automatic washer and dryer line. Full control panel views and specifications included. Models include: W-266, D-366, W-264, D-364, W-262 and D-362.


Automatic Washers & Dryers
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Philco
1956 12 12mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Entire '74 Line of General Electric Clothes Dryers
These brochures highlight the entire 1974 GE Dryer line.


Clothes Dryers
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General Electric
1974 13 22mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1957 ABC-O-Matic Automatic Washer Brochures
Here is ABC's final automatic washer line before they were bought by Kelvinator and the ABC and ABC-O-Matic brand came to an end. These are wonderful brochures with pictures and images of each model including the A-92, A-82, A-72, A-62, A-52 and A-42.


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ABC-O-Matic
1957 12 14mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download User Instructions to Kelvinator Ranges
Here is the complete Use and Care guide to Kelvinator Electric Range models RER302P and RER402P.


Ranges/Stoves
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Kelvinator
1980 20 15mb $9.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1961-1962 Whirlpool Wringer Washer Parts Diagrams and Lists
Here is a compilation of parts lists for most of the 1961/1962 line of Whirlpool wringer washers. Each document contains a full image of the machine along with parts diagrams and part numbers for original parts. Assemblies include Wringer and Gear-Case along with Machine Parts Assemblies.

Models highlighted include: LJW950W-00, LJW850W-00, LJW750W-00, LJW650W-00 and LJW61OW-00.
Wringer Washers
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Whirlpool
1962 19 8mb $14.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Washdays are Holidays with your new Frigidaire Automatic Washer
Full owners manual and operating instructions that was packed with every 1957 Frigidaire Automatic Washer. Imperial, Deluxe and Super models WI-57, WDU-57, WD-57 and WS-57. This is one of my most favorite manuals that Frigidaire produced, colorful and full of wonderful photographs and hand drawn illustrations.


Automatic Washers
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Frigidaire
1957 32 16mb $7.99
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Full catalog showing all of GE's major appliance line, refrigerators, freezers, air conditioners, electric ranges, water heaters, dishwashers, disposalls, electric sinks, washers, dryers, ironers. Catalog also includes the other electrical items available for the home.


Full Catalog
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General Electric
1964 36 40mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Use and Care of your New General Electric Washer
Owners manual and operating instructions for all 1958 GE automatic washers.


Automatic Washers
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General Electric
1958 32 16mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1960 General Electric Automatic Washer Service Manual
Here is the comprehensive service manual to all 1960 GE Washers. These are the last year of the solid-basket machines and the first year that GE introduced a spin-brake to stop the tub from coasting at the end of the spin cycle.

Models include: WA-1055 WA-1050 WA-953 WA-855 WA-850 WA-755 WA-750 WA-635 WA-630 and WA-450.

Sections include:
Models - Features Chart
Description
General Description And Operation
Full Specifications
Installation Instructions
Disassembly
Transmission Service
Timer/Control Service
Electrical Components
Electrical Circuits
Wiring Diagrams And Schematics
Catalog Information
Automatic Washers
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General Electric
1960 122 61mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Speed Queen Wringer Washer Operating Instructions
Complete owners manual/use and care guide to Speed Queen wringer washers from the late 1970's to the early 1980's.

Models highlighted include: DW3090 and DW3092.
Wringer Washers
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Speed Queen
1982 20 8mb $9.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1965 Hotpoint Silhouette 15 Washer and Dryer Brochures
These brochures highlight the Silhouette series of Hotpoint washer and dryers. Abosolutey beautiful brochures to show off absolutely beautiful machines. Detailed images and specifications.


Automatic Washers & Dryers
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Hotpoint
1965 18 36mb $5.99
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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 $7.99

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