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No Room For A Washer and Dryer -- Size Up Maytags Porta-Pair


Published by Maytag in 1970-- Wonderful brochure showing off Maytag's new portable washer and dryer set the Porta-Pair! Great pictures and full specifications included.

Number of Pages: 8
File Size: 6mb
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Thumbnail Image of Download Comprehensive Easy Washer-Dryer Combination Service Manual
Comprehensive service manual to most Easy Combination Washer-Units, from their first model in 1956 through the 1963 models.

Complete specs, troubleshooting and service information inside.

Models include:
CDF, CDH, CDH-A, CDH-AP, CDU, CDK, CDK-G, CDK-200V.
Combination Washer/Dryers
Published by:
Easy
1963 161 92mb $7.99
Introductory Price of $3.99


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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 1956 Hotpoint Kitchen Range Brochures
Here are beautiful brochures highlighting the 1956 line of Hotpoint Electric Ranges. Full features and specs and images included. Also includes brochure of optional accessories for the '56 line of ranges.

Models include:
RD25, RC24, RG3, RB69, RB70, RF3, RB68, RB67, RB60, RB61
Ranges/Stoves
Published by:
Hotpoint
1956 35 91mb $7.99
Introductory Price of $3.99


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Thumbnail Image of Download 1956 Hotpoint Automatic Washer Brochures
Here are some beautiful brochures for the 1956 Hotpoint Automatic Washer line. Images, features and specifications included.

Models: LK11, LJ11, LH11, LH12
Automatic Washers
Published by:
Hotpoint
1956 18 49mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1956 Hotpoint Clothes Dryer Brochures
Here are some beautiful brochures for the 1956 Hotpoint Automatic Dryer line. Images, features and specifications included.

Models: LG11, LB11, LB12
Clothes Dryers
Published by:
Hotpoint
1956 12 30mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1956 Hotpoint Dishwasher Brochures
Here is a beautiful brochure for the 1956 Hotpoint Automatic Dishwasher line. Images, features and specifications included.

Models: MC24, ME2, MCP24, MEP2, MCP23, MC25, MCP25.
Dishwashers
Published by:
Hotpoint
1956 6 14mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1969 Frigidaire Dishwasher Tech-Talk Service Manual
Comprehensive service manual for all 1969 Frigidaire dishwashers.

Models include:

TOP LOADING MOBILES FRONT LOADING DISHMOBILES
DW-STP, DW-DTP, DW-CDTP, DW-ITP, DW-CITP, DW-DMP, DW-CDMP, DW-IMP, DW-CIMP

FRONT LOADING UNDERCOUNTER
DW-DUP, DW-COUP, DW-IUP, DW-CIUP

FRONT LOADING DISHMOBILES
DW-STP, DW-DTP, DW-CDTP, DW-ITP, DW-CITP, DW-DMP, DW-CDMP, DW-IMP, DW-CIMP
Dishwashers
Published by:
Frigidaire
1969 67 45mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1972 Waste King Dishwashers Brochure
Sales literature brochure higlighting features and specifications for Waste King Dishwashers in the early 1970's.


Dishwashers
Published by:
Waste King
1972 6 12mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1979 Hotpoint Dishwasher, Washers and Dryers Brochure
Fun sales literature highlight the 1979 of Hotpoint Dishwashers, Automatic Washers and Clothes Dryers


Full Catalog
Published by:
Hotpoint
1979 14 35mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1955 Speed Queen Laundry Appliances Brochure
Here is a beautiful brochure for the 1955 line of Speed Queen Automatic Washers, Clothes Dryers, Wringer Washer and Ironers.


Automatic Washers & Dryers
Published by:
Speed Queen
1955 32 60mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1975 Frigidaire Electric Range Tech-Talk Service Manual
Very comprehensive service manual for all 1975 Frigidaire Electric Ranges. Models include:

RS-30, RSE-36, RDG-35, RDG-38, RCDEG-38, RCDEG-37C, RD-15, RDG-20, RDE-20, RCIE-71, RCDG-67V, RGDEG-637V, RCIEG-639CV.
Ranges/Stoves
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Frigidaire
1975 107 76mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1976 Frigidaire Electric Range Tech-Talk Service Manual
Very comprehensive service manual for all 1976 Frigidaire Electric Ranges. Models include:

R-30, RG-35, RGC-35, RE-36, REG-38, REG-37C, REG-637V, REG-639CV, R-42, RGC-45, RE-45, RE-47.
Ranges/Stoves
Published by:
Frigidaire
1976 88 51mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1956 Semple Hill Major Appliances Catalog
Here is a pretty cool catalog from Janney-Semple Hill. It contains 140 pages of major appliances offered by the company. Images, features and specifications are included.

Products include:
Electric and Gas Ranges,
Heaters,
Gas and Oil Furnaces,
Water Heaters,
Combination Kitchen Units,
Refrigerator/Freezers,
Automatic Washers and Dryers
Wringer Washers
Vacuum Cleaners,
Radios
Full Catalog
Published by:
Semple Hill
1956 140 123mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1964 Frigidaire Flair Built in Appliances VIP Publication
Here is a super cool 40 page Vital Information Program publication from Frigidaire highlighting their 1964 and 1965 lines of:

Frigidaire Flair Ranges,
Flair and Standard Wall Ovens,
Cooktops,
Under-counter Dishwashers,
Food Waste Disposers.
Ranges/Stoves
Published by:
Frigidaire
1964 40 48mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Filter Queen National Magazine Nov-Dec 1959
Here is a complete issue of Filter Queen's magazine for retailers and distributors of Filter Queen Vacuum Cleaners in the late 1950's.


Vacuum Cleaners
Published by:
Filter Queen
1959 16 28mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Electrical Merchandising Magazine - November 1954
Electrical Merchandising 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 retail sales and merchandising areas of Major Appliances, Small Appliances, Small Electrics, Radios, Televisions and other electric home products from the mid-20th century. This was the Life and Look Magazine of the appliance world, in the same large size 10x13 format.

Particularly interesting articles in this issue:

What Can You Do With Washer Trade-ins
An Old Technique Sells Modern Dishwashers
An Automatic In Every Home
New Products announces the 1955 Frigidaire Washer and Dryer Line

Automatic Washer Ads in this issue:
Laundry Queen
Easy
Bendix
Maytag
Hotpoint with a window lid!!
ABC-o-Matic
Frigidaire's New low-priced (the Pulsamatic) Laundry Pair
Apex/Tide Detergent
Blackstone

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KitchenAid Dishwashers
Trade Publications
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Electrical Merchandising
1954 248 116mb $12.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1969 JCPenny Penncrest Portable Dishwasher Owners Manual
Complete owner's manual and use and care guide to General Electric made Penncrest top-loading dishwashers of the late 1960s.


Dishwashers
Published by:
JCPenny
1969 28 22mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1964 Frigidaire Dishmobile Use and Care Guide
Here is the operating instructions to the portable version of one of Frigidaire's last spray tube dishwashers. Model DW-DMH


Dishwashers
Published by:
Frigidaire
1964 4 18mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1959 Westinghouse Roll-About Dishwashers Owners Manual
Here is a rare find, complete owners manual to the Westinghouse portable top-loading dishwashers of the late 1950s.

Models include: PDW-103 and PDW-102.
Dishwashers
Published by:
Westinghouse
1959 20 13mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1983 Miele Laundry Appliances Catalog
This is a German language catalog highlighting the 1983 Miele line of front-loading and horizontal-access top loading automatic washers, twin-tub washers, clothes dryers, centrifugal extractors and ironers.

Models include:

Washers/Spinners: W784, W783, W780, W770, W760, W753, W751, W484, W481, W480, W475S, W473, WZ257.

Dryers: T388C, T384, T382C, T380, T377C, T370, T368C, T364, T363, T361.

Ironers: B864E, B862E.
Automatic Washers & Dryers
Published by:
Miele
1983 40 69mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1977 Sears Kenmore Dishwasher Brochure
Sales literature brochure which was available in Sears retail stores to highlight their 1977 line of Built in and portable dishwashers. Also included is a second brochure with 18" dishwashers!


Dishwashers
Published by:
Kenmore
1977 8 5mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1960 Philco Electric Range Brochure
Here is a sales literature brochure to beatufiul mid-century styled ranges. Full images and specifications are included for the entire 1960 Philco line.

Models include: SS-4098, SS-4097, SS-4095, SS-4094, SS-4093, SS-3097, SS-3095, SS-3094, SS-3092, SS-2095.

Please note the originals had some minor water damage on them so there are some water spots or slightly blurry spots. However these are still very readable and super fun to look at.
Ranges/Stoves
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Philco
1960 16 26mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Maytag Merchandiser 1975 Vol 2
Here is a fascinating magazine style publication by Maytag highlighting product features and sales literature.

This issue includes:

Introducing new limited time "Drop-In" Maytag Automatic Washers, models A106F, A107B and A407B.

Maytag Advertising Banners

New Value Brochure

Maytag News including: Agitator Shaft Improved, Color Shading Changes, etc.

Maytag Value

The Maytag Dishwasher Belt, an Industry First!

The Maytag Fabric-Matic Automatic Washers, A107 and A407

Know Your Dryer Controls

The Confusion in Care Labels

The Satisfied Customer

The Power Module, The "Helical Drive" of the Dishwasher

Sales Ideas

New Magazine Ads

Service News

Dishwasher Selling Guide

New Maytag Dishwashers with the remarkable Power Module.

Maytag Crossword Puzzle!

New Maytag Indoor Clock
Automatic Washers & Dryers
Published by:
Maytag
1975 24 36mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download James and Universal Dishwasher Service Manual
Here is a rare find, it's the complete service manual to all James and Universal (gas range slide-in) dishwashers. Information includes how to properly use the dishwasher, explanation of each component, troubleshooting and complete servicing including wiring diagrams.

Models include: APJ-1, BDL, 9900, 9921, 9902, 9904, 9905, 9906.
Dishwashers
Published by:
James
1956 67 93mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Facts You Should Know About Your New General Electric Disposall
Owners manual and operating instructions for the 1952 GE Food Waste Disposer.


Food Waste Disposers
Published by:
General Electric
1950 12 7mb $4.99

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Thumbnail Image of Download 1962 Whirlpool Automatic Washer Owners Manual
Full Owners Manual and Use/Care guide to 1962 Whirlpool Automatic Washers


Automatic Washers
Published by:
Whirlpool
1962 20 19mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Whirlpool Wringer Washer Service Manual - 1961 to 1971
Comprehensive service manual for Whirlpool wringer washers from 1961 thru 1971. Includes supplements for the later models.

Sections include:
Model Specifications
Pre-Delivery and Installation
Component Description and Functional Data
Service Procedures

Wringer Washers
Published by:
Whirlpool
1971 42 26mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Instructions for your 1962 Kenmore Electric Range
Here is the complete owners manual and operating instructions to all Kenmore "Classic Cooking Centers" which is Sears' version of the Frigidaire Flair style range with the oven(s) above the cook-top. Two 40" models and one 30" model are included in this use and care guide.


Ranges/Stoves
Published by:
Kenmore
1962 28 16mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1955 Speed Queen Laundry Appliances Brochure
Here is a beautiful brochure for the 1955 line of Speed Queen Automatic Washers, Clothes Dryers, Wringer Washer and Ironers.


Automatic Washers & Dryers
Published by:
Speed Queen
1955 32 60mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Laundry Guide For Your New Automatic Washer
Owners manual and operating instructions for the 1968 Lady Kenmore automatic washer as well as Kenmore's Match-All series washers. Contains complete cycle descriptions for each and every button on the Lady Kenmore push button washer as well as complete cycle information for the match-all machines!


Automatic Washers
Published by:
Kenmore
1968 36 27mb $4.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Maytag Electrical and Mechanical Troubleshooting Guide
This is an indispensable publication for any collector of vintage Maytag automatic washers, dryers, dishwashers and disposers. It contains in-depth charts, diagrams and troubleshooting steps to figure out what needs to be fixed when something goes wrong with you Maytag machine. It was published in 1986 but the general troubleshooting information covers most models from the 1960's and 1980's even if the model isn't specifically mentioned.

Sections include the following:

Introduction:, MAYTAG APPLIANCE TEST METER, General Use, Resistance Measurements, Resistance Valve Charts Automatic Washers Automatic Dryers Dishwashers, Voltage Checks, VOLT-WATTMETER, General Use, Readings Over 2000 Watts, Wattage Charts Automatic Washers Automatic Dryers Dishwashers Disposers, CLAMP-ON AMMETER, General Use, Amperage Charts Automatic Washers Automatic Dryers Dishwashers Disposers, Voltage Checks, MOTOR TEST CORD, General Use Dryer Motor Checks Washer Motor Checks Dishwasher Motor Checks, , , , ,

Automatic Washers:, WILL NOT FILL, Washer Will Not Fill or Spin, Washer Will Not Fill For Wash, But Will Spin, Washer Will Not Fill for a Specific Water Temperature Selection, Washer Will Not Fill For Rinse Cycle, No Cool-Down Fill, Hot and Cold Water Temperatures Reversed Slow Fill, Warm Water Temperature Too Cool or Too Hot Washer Overflows, WILL NOT AGITATE, Fills Okay, Motor Will Not Run Won't Agitate - Burns Belt Won't Agitate - Motor is Running, Agitate a Few Minutes - Then Stops and Starts Filling Again Won't Agitate Delicate Cycle - Fabric-Matic Models Slow Agitation, Agitates Continuously - Timer Won't Advance Spins at Start of Agitation, WILL NOT SPIN, Will Agitate, But Will Not Spin, Washer Tries to Spin - Motor Shuts Off, Slow Pump Out, Slow Spin Acceleration, Spin Continuously - Timer Won't Advance, Washer Continues to Agitate and Spin With Lid Raised, Washer Continues to Spin With Lid Raised - Brake is Not Working, MISCELLANEOUS PROBLEMS, Washer Spins Out Properly on Damp Dry But Advances to Next Cycle - Agitate Dry, Timer Advances Into Next Cycle - Washer Full of Water, Washer Noisy During Agitation, Suction Noise During Agitation, Washer Noisy at Beginning or During Spin, Buzzing Noise During Fill, Washer Noisy at End of Spin (Squealing), Buzzing Noise at End of Cycle - Timer in Off Position Agitator Will Not Stay in Place (Flys Off Agitator Post), Water Pipes Vibrating When Water Shuts Off Clothes Getting Caught Between Tubs or in Pump Clothes Not Coming Clean Washer Goes Off Balance Too Easily, DIVERTER VALVE DIFFICULTIES Washer Won't Save Water Washer Won't Return Water Diverter Valve Noisy When Activated, OIL LEAKS WATER LEAKS, SCHEMATICS models: A106, A107, A108, A207, A208, A308, A408, A608, A806, plus all S Suds-Saver Models.

Dryers:, WILL NOT RUN, Dryer Won't Start or Run, Drive Motor Runs - Drum Won't Turn, Motor Runs a Few Minutes - Motor Overload Protector Opens, Dryer Blows Fuses or Trips Circuit Breaker, WILL NOT DRY, Dryer Won't Heat (Motor Runs), Improper Drying - Clothes Wrinkled, Harsh or Takes Too Long to Dry Clothes, WILL NOT SHUTOFF, Time Dry Models DE91, D106, D107, D110, D210and D308 Auto Dry Models D309, D408, D409, D410, D510 and D610 Won't Shut Off on Air Fluff (D510), Electronic Control Dryers D608, D710, D808 and D810 Dryer Won't Shut Off - Solenoid Never Energizes D608, D808 D710, D810, Dryer Won't Shut Off - Solenoid Energizes, MISCELLANEOUS, Dryer Noisy, Buzzer Too Loud or Too Soft (Auto Dry Models), Buzzer Will Not Buzz at End of Cycle (Auto Dry Models), Buzzer Stays on Too Long or Goes Off Too Quickly (Auto Dry Models), Buzzer Will Not Buzz During Press Care Setting (D610 Dryers), Miscellaneous Pertaining to Electronic Control Dryers (D608, D710, D808, D810) Dryer Shuts Off Before Clothes Are Dry (All Models), Timer Will Not Advance During Permanent Press With Adjustable Press Care (D810) Repeating Chime Does Not Ring - Permanent Press Cycle on All Models Repeating Chime Does Not Sound During Permanent Press With Adjustable Press Care Setting (D810 Dryers), Chime Not Loud Enough Clothes Not Dry Enough, ELECTRICAL SCHEMATICS, "08" Models, "10" Models.


Dishwashers:, WILL NOT PROGRAM (WU900 ONLY), Dishwasher Won't Program, WILL NOT FILL, Dishwasher Won't Fill Dishwasher Won't Fill For Rinse Hot Water Temperature Too Cool Dishwasher Overflows Slow Fill, Water Won't Stay in Dishwasher (Siphoning), Not Enough Water in Dishwasher, WILL NOT WASH, Dishwasher Won't Circulate (Wash), Timer Won't Advance From Wash to Drain, Poor Circulation, Dishes Not Coming Clean, Detergent Cup Will Not Trip, Rinse Dispenser Won't Work, DISHWASHER WILL NOT DRAIN, Won't Drain, Will Circulate Properly Slow Drain, Dishwasher Tries to Drain, Motor Shuts Off on Overload Protector Dishwasher Won't Advance From Drain to Off, DISHES WILL NOT DRY, Dishwasher Won't Dry, MISCELLANEOUS, Dishwasher Leaks Dishwasher Noisy Water Pipes Vibrating, SCHEMATICS.

Disposers: WILL NOT OPERATE, Disposer will not run, MISCELLANEOUS, Water Leaks, Disposer Noisy - Vibration Won't grind, ELECTRICAL SCHEMATICS, FC, FB.
Automatic Washers & Dryers
Published by:
Maytag
1986 173 98mb $11.76
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Thumbnail Image of Download KitchenAid KD-16 Series Portable Dishwasher Brochure
Beautiful brochure from Hobart highlighting the new 16 series portable dishwashers.


Dishwashers
Published by:
KitchenAid
1971 4 5mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1980 Frigidaire Cooking Appliances Brochure
Here is a sales brochure highlighting the entire 1980 line of Frigidaire Electric Range and Major Cooking Appliances. Images and Full detailed specifications included for each model.

Appliances highlighted:

30" Electric Ranges
Compact 30 Drop in Ranges
Built-In Wall Ovens
Cooktops
Microwave Ovens
Frigidaire Cooking Accessories
Ranges/Stoves
Published by:
Frigidaire
1980 13 13mb $4.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Frigidaire Automatic Washer Handy Reference Guide
This is the earliest piece of Frigidaire Automatic Washer history we have found to date. It is a handy reference guide given out to show how to service the very earliest Frigidaire automatic washer. Images show earliest design of tub and pulsator mounting parts, some of which were changed and modified within a year or two to the more common Unimatic parts used through the 1950's.


Automatic Washers
Published by:
Frigidaire
1947 34 12mb $4.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Crosley TV and Bendix Appliances Brochure
Here is an brochure to targeting appliance/TV retail store owners on Bendix Washers and Appliances and Crosley TV's. Also includes full pages of promotional details available to help sell Bendix and Crosley products.


Full Catalog
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Bendix
1956 12 12mb $4.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1950 Hotpoint Dishwasher Brochures
Beautiful sales literature showing of the '50 line of Hotpoint dishwashers.


Dishwashers
Published by:
Hotpoint
1950 6 8mb $4.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Norge Wringer Washer Operating Instructions
Full operating instructions for Norge wringer washers from the early 70's.


Wringer Washers
Published by:
Norge
1970 4 2mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1958 Frigidaire Built-In Cooking Appliances Service Manual
Here is the comprehensive service manual to all 1958 Frigidaire built-in Ovens, Cooktops and Fold-Back Surface Unit Electric Ranges.

Models include:
Fold-Back Surface Units: RBZ-80, RBZ-81, RBZ-82, RBZ-83, RBZ-84

Built-In Cooking Tops/Cooktops:
RBZ-100, RBZ-101

Built-In Wall Ovens:
RBZ-93, RBZ-94, RBZ-99


Sections Include:
Specification, Construction, Features, Installation, Operating and Testing, Troubleshooting/Diagnosis, Service Operations, Wiring Diagrams.
Ranges/Stoves
Published by:
Frigidaire
1958 68 50mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1957 Spring-Summer Wards Catalog - Radio and Television Sections
Here are the electronic pages from the spring and summer '57 Wards catalog. Includes: Airline Television sets, Hi-Fi sets, table and portable radios, reel to reel tape recorders, ham radios, antennas and more!


Store Catalog Pages
Published by:
Montgomery Ward
1957 9 15mb $4.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1969 Whirlpool Dishwashers
Full brochures for the entire '69 line of Whirlpool dishwashers. Built-in, front loading portables and top-loading portables are highlighted. Images and full specifications for all models included.


Dishwashers
Published by:
Whirlpool
1969 15 $4.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download On Your Way to Brighter Wash Days
Here is a wonderful piece of sales literature available in Sears stores in the late 1960's. It is a total guide to laundering clothes with sections including Preparing Clothes, Laundry Supplies, Ways to Wash Clothes, Ways to Dry and Iron, Laundry Area Planning, Washer and Dryer Buying Guide, Types of Washers and Dryers, Washer and Dryer Design Features, etc.

Adorable cartoon-ish illustrations throughout as well as illustrations of Kenmore laundry appliances from the late 60's.
Automatic Washers & Dryers
Published by:
Kenmore
1969 82 50mb $6.00
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Thumbnail Image of Download Complete Laundry Guide and Operating Instructions
Owners manual to most 1963 Kenmore Dryers from the 800 model down.


Clothes Dryers
Published by:
Kenmore
1963 28 16mb $4.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download KitchenAid KD-19 Energy Saver IV Dishwasher Service Manual
Comprehensive service manual for all 19 Series KitchenAid dishwashers. Models include KDS-19, KDP-19, KDI-19, KDC-19, KDS-39, KDC-39, KDS-59, KDI-59, KDC-59. Sections include General Information, Cycle Description, Servicing Instructions, Service Tips, Schematic Wiring, Timer Sequence Charts.


Dishwashers
Published by:
KitchenAid
1979 51 30mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1957 thru 1961 Kenmore Combination Washer-Dryer Illustrations and Specifications
Illustrations and specifications for all Kenmore Combo's thru 1961. Years included 1957, 1958, 1959 and 1961. 1960 produced no new combo's for Sears as the '59 models were continued to be sold.


Combination Washer/Dryers
Published by:
Kenmore
1961 7 3mb $4.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Tappan Gas Range Owners Manual
Here is the complete Use and Care Guide/Owner's Manual to all 30" and 36" Tappan Gas Ranges from the early 1960's.

Sections Include:
Top of the Range Instructions
Set It and Forget It Griddle Instructions
Oven Instructions
Broiler Instructions
Special Information
Simple Servicing Procedures
Recommended Recipes for Tappan Ranges
Gas Stoves
Published by:
Tappan
1963 60 31mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Speed Queen Coin Operated Washer and Dryer Brochure
Here is a unque Speed Queen coin operated laundry appliance brochure discussing the equipment and their Route Operator Program.


Automatic Washers & Dryers
Published by:
Speed Queen
1972 4 10mb $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…
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Here is the complete owners manual and use/care guide to all 1955 Frigidaire Imperial Food Pantry Refrigerator-Freezers.

Models include: CIV-143 and CIV-115.
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Hoover revolutionized the vacuum cleaner industry when they introduced the Dial-A-Matic in 1963, with it's entirely different "clean-air" upright design. This is a comprehensive service manual that covers all of the Dial-A-Matic models, both self-propelled and non self-propelled. Step-by-step service instructions take you through complete disassembly of the machine, as well as disassembling and servicing the motor. Hoover again changed the vacuum cleaner industry in 1969, when it introduced the Self-Propelled Dial-A-Matic. This service manual also covers disassembling and servicing the actual power-drive transmission, which was at some point deemed too complicated and time-consuming to service, and was generally replaced as a complete unit if it deemed troublesome. There are some wonderful exploded views of the machine, motor, and power drive unit.

Dial-A-Matic models include (non power-drive): 1100, 1110, 1118, 1120, 1130, 1136, 1140, 1149, 1151, 1157, U5007, U5007-001, U5015, U5017
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Carefree Washdays the GE Way! Complete owners manual and use/care guide to both the 1953 General Electric automatic washer and clothes dryer.


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