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A Complete Automatic Home Laundry Anywhere in your New Home


Published by Blackstone in 1951-- A wonderful brochure produced by Blackstone from Jamestown, NY highlighting their model 150 washer, dryer and ironer line.

Number of Pages: 4
File Size: 5mb
Download Fee: $5.99

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Thumbnail Image of Download 1980 General Electric Washer and Dryer Brochures
Here are sales litureate brochures for the 1980 line of General Electric Automatic Washers, Dryers and portable washer and dryer.

Models include:
Washers:
WWA8470V
WWA8450V
WWA8350V
WWA8320V
WWA8300V
WWA7070V
WWA7050V
WWA5800V
WWA5600V
WWA7060V
WWA3100V

Dryers:
DDE 4000V
DDE9200V
DDG9280V
DDE8200V
DDG8280V
DDE7500V
DDG7580V
DDE5900V
DDG5980V
DDE5300V
DDG5380V
DDC0580V
DDC4580V

Portables:
WWP1150V
DDP1200V
Automatic Washers & Dryers
Published by:
General Electric
1980 18 15mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Hotpoint Customline Oven and Surface-Cooktop Unit Owners Manual
Here is the complete owners manual and use and care guide to 1958 Hotpoint Customline Built-in Cooking Appliances.

Models include:
Customline Surface Cooktops: RM701, RN101, RK501, RK601

Customline Golden Plug-in Griddle

Cutomline Built-In Ovens: RJ111, RJ206, RJ601, RL701

Please note this document was donated to the library in pre-scanned pdf format. It is scanned at high-resolution but there are some slightly areas of blurring and discoloration, however it is completely readable and usable.
Ranges/Stoves
Published by:
Hotpoint
1958 64 24mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1957 Whirlpool Range Owners Manual
Here is the comprehensive service manual to all 1957 Whirlpool electric ranges.

Wiring Diagrams, troubleshooting and service procedures included.

Models include:
Deluxe: W5743510,

Super-Deluxe: W5743910,

Custom: W5745610, W5745620,

Supreme: WS743710, WS745710

Imperial: W5743710, W5745710, W5743810, W5743811, W5745820, W5745830
Ranges/Stoves
Published by:
Whirlpool
1957 57 33mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1980 General Electric Dishwasher Brochures
Here are some sales literature brochures from the 1979/1980 line of GE Dishwashers. Images and Specifications included for each model. Both built-in and Portable/Convertible models included.

Models include:
GSD1200S, GSD1000S, GSD900X, GSD650W, GSD551W, GSD400W, GSD1200, GSD1000, GSD900, GSC950W, GSC650W, SGSC450W, GSD400W, GSD390W.
Dishwashers
Published by:
General Electric
1980 17 15mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1983 Kelvinator Appliances Catalog
Here is a 52 page catalog of WCI/Kelvinator appliances from 1983. Full images and descriptions of all models available at that time included.

Products include:
Refrigerators
Freezers
Ranges
Full Size Automatic Washers
Full Size Clothes Dryers
Portable and Space Saving Washers and Dryers
Dishwashers
Air Conditioners
Dehumidifiers

Full Catalog
Published by:
Kelvinator
1983 52 45mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1980 General Electric Range Sales Power Manual
Quality Ranges - Better Ways to Cook and Clean.

This 48 page book takes a fascinating look at features and benefits of GE ranges.

Sections include:
Basic Features and Benefits
Range Quality Story
Why People Buy GE Ranges
Consumer Profile/Buying Trends
Electric Range Industry
Range Model Nomenclature
Control Panel
Cooktop
Door Design
Ovens
Standard
Continuous Cleaning
Self -Cleaning
Oven Cooking
Broiling
Baking
Rotisserie
Automatic Meat Thermometer
Clean Sweep Design
30" Range with Electronic Touch Timer
30" Americana® Hi/Low Range
Hi/Low & Built-In Microwave Ranges
TimeMaker™ Range
Mark 27 Drop-In Range
30" Slide-In Range
Grill/Griddle Range
Built-In Ovens
Cooktops
Hoods
Spacemaker™ Microwave Oven
Energy Conservation Tips
Questions & Answers
Range Accessories
Oven Interior Dimensions
Modular Range Displays
Warranties
Notes
Ranges/Stoves
Published by:
General Electric
1980 48 27mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1967 Philco-Ford Top-Loading Washer Brochures
Here are brochures for the entire 1967 line of Philco top-loading Automatic Washer line. Full images, control panel views and specifications and machine price list included.

Models include: W-2G8, W-2G6, W-2G4, W-2G3, W-2G2, W-2G1.

This brochure is rare and it's scanned at super high-resolution of 600dpi for crisper close-ups/zooms.
Automatic Washers
Published by:
Philco
1967 14 46mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1967 Philco-Ford Clothes Dryer Brochures
Here are brochures for the entire 1967 line of Philco gas and electric clothes dryers. Full images, control panel views and specifications and machine price list included.

Models include: DG-6G8, DE-6G8, DG-6G4, DE-6G4, DG-6G3, DE-6G3, DG-6G2, DE-6G2,
Clothes Dryers
Published by:
Philco
1967 20 16mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1967 Philco-Ford Automatic Dishwasher Brochures
Here are brochures for the entire 1967/1968 line of Philco undercounter and portable dishwashers. Full images and specifications.

Models include: KC16H6, KC14H2, KP18H6, KP14H4, KP12H2, KU16H6, KU14H2, KP18G6, KP14G4, KP12G2.
Dishwashers
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Philco
1967 10 7mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1976 Frigidaire Washers, Dryers and Laundry Centers Brochures
Here are some beautiful brochures highlighting the 1976 line of Frigidaire Automatic Washers, Dryers and stacked Skinny-Mini Laundry Centers.

Full images and specifications included. Models include...

Washers: WIC, WID, WCD, WCDA, WL, WA.
Dryers: DE, DG, DEC, DEG, DEI, DGI, DECI and DGCI.
Laundry Centers: LC-115 and LC-3.

Also included in the 1976 brochure is the very rare model budget model WA. This is a 1/18 style washer, with a timed fill and 1960's style Deep Action Agitator. Appended at the end is the Tech-Tips introducing the new budget model with full views of the control panel, washer tub and agitator and cycle charts.

This brochure is rare and it's scanned at super high-resolution of 600dpi for crisper close-ups/zooms.
Automatic Washers & Dryers
Published by:
Frigidaire
1976 19 56mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1976 Frigidaire Dishwashers Brochures
Here are some beautiful brochures highlighting the 1976 line of Frigidaire Automatic Dishwashers, both undercounter and mobile/portable.

Full images and specifications included. Models include: D-UD, D-UCD, D-UI, D-UCI, D-MCD, D_MI, D_MCI.
Dishwashers
Published by:
Frigidaire
1976 8 7mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1976 Frigidaire Cooking Appliances Brochures
Here are some beautiful brochures highlighting the 1976 line of all available types of Frigidaire cooking appliances.

Full images and specifications included. Models include...

30" Electric Ranges: R-30, RG-35, RCG-35, RE-36, REG-38, REG-37C and REG-39CD.
40" Electric Ranges: RE-47, REC-45, RE-45.
Twin 30 Electric Ranges: REG-637V and REG-639CV.
Compact 30 Ranges: R-530, RG-533, RE-537, RE-539C and REG-539CD
Wall Ovens: RG-94, RG-97, RE-94, RE-97 and RE-94D.
Cooktops: RB-131, RB-133, RB-137C and RB-139D.
Microwave Ovens: RCM-2, RCM-4 and RCM-6.

Ranges/Stoves
Published by:
Frigidaire
1976 26 22mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1954 Westinghouse Electric Range Owners Manuals
Here are the owners manuals to the 1954 line of Westinghouse Electric Ranges and Ovens. Manuals include main owners manual along with the special manual dedicated to the deep-well cooker burner.

Manual #1 Models include:
Commander AG, BG
Champion DG
Commodore CG, EG

Manual #2 Models include:
Imperial 30 FG
Thirty GG
Leader HG
Rancho JG
Coronet KG, LG

Now cooking will really be fun at your house! With your new Westinghouse Speed-Electric Range you will seldom find it necessary to stand at your range and stir foods while they cook ... or to lift a lid to see whether the water has boiled away or whether the food is done. That's because electric cooking heat is accurately controlled. It gives you the same fine results day in and day out.

No doubt, you have a fine reputation for your skill in baking. You'll be delighted with the wonderful results... all without worry on your part ... from the Miracle Sealed Oven.

However, I'm asking just one favor. Your Westinghouse Speed Electric Range will gladly do the work for you... provided you do the necessary planning and thinking.

So, won't you please read the instructions in the front of this recipe book carefully. It won't take long... and by doing this, you and your Westinghouse Speed-Electric Range will become wonderful cooking partners.

Ranges/Stoves
Published by:
Westinghouse
1954 136 52mb $9.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Hoover Comprehensive Vacuum Cleaner Parts Catalog
Here is an extensive collection of parts diagrams with descriptions of the parts and part numbers for many years of Hoover vacuums.

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 vintage Hoover vacuum cleaners.

Models included in this catalog include:
12/14
28
29
31/32/33/34/35/36
41/42/50/51/53/55
61
62/63/64
65/66/67/68/69/70
82/84/84B/85/86/87/88
91
115
334
344
348
404/409
415
434/444/454
564/574
584
589/593
634
704/704-01/706/707/714
719/728
843/858
913/913-01
918
1010/1020/1030/1060/
1070/1076
1100/1110/1118/1120/
1130/1136/1140/1149/
1151/1157/1170/1176/
1178/U6003/U6007
1330/1340/1348
2000/2001/2010/2011/
2017
2040/2048/S302l/S3023
2100/2110/2120
2200/2201/2204/2208/
2210/2260/2266
2610/2720/2726
2800
2830/2836
2900/2901/2910/2911
2940
2941/2950
2951/2970
2960/2980/2904
U4001/U4019/U4021/
U4003/U4005/U4007/
U4009
S3001
S3003
S3005
S2003/S2005/S2007
Vacuum Cleaners
Published by:
Hoover
1973 139 67mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1968 Easy Automatic Washer Brochures
Here are beautiful brochures highlighting the 1968 line of Easy automatic washers. There are Hotpoint (Chicago factory made) solid-tub machines. Top-of-line machine has variable speed control!

Full specifications and control panel images included for each model.

Models include: WA-455, WA-444, WA-423, WA-422, WA-421, WA-411.
Automatic Washers
Published by:
Easy
1968 16 17mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1968 Easy Clothes Dryer Brochures
Here are beautiful brochures from Easy showing off their 1968 line of automatic gas and electric dryers. Full control panel images and specifications included.

Models include: DE-455, DG455, DE-444, DG-444, DE-423, DG-423, DE-422, DG-422, DE-400.
Clothes Dryers
Published by:
Easy
1968 18 17mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1976 KitchenAid Bulit-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 1987 Maytag Washers and Dryers Brochure
Here is a beautiful brochure highlighting the 1987 line of Maytag washers and dryers.

Models include:

Washers: A712, A612, A512, A412, A312, A212, A112.

Dryers: D712, D612, D512, D412, D312, D212.
Automatic Washers
Published by:
Maytag
1987 12 6mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1969 Maytag Commercial Washer Service Manual
Here is the complete service manual first printed in 1969, with update through 1978 on the 1970's line of Maytag Commercial and Coin-Operated Automatic Washers.

This is a fascinating look at the coin-op Maytag washers found throughout the 1970's in laundromats. Both the very common standard capacity washers and the very rare large capacity coin-op models are included!

Models A17 (Standard capacity) and A18 (Big-Tub large capacity).
Automatic Washers
Published by:
Maytag
1969 108 50mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1985 Maytag Jetclean Dishwashers Brochure
Here is a beautiful brochure highlighting the 1985 line of Maytag dishwashers and food waste disposers.

Models include:

Dishwashers: WU1000, WU902, WU702, WU502, WU302, WC702-302, WU202.
Dishwashers
Published by:
Maytag
1987 8 5mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1952 Westinghouse Electric Range Owners Manuals
Here are the owners manuals to the 1952 line of Westinghouse Electric Ranges and Ovens. This manual shows Lucy Ricardo's first Westinghouse Commander Range from the TV Show I Love Lucy. Manuals include main owners manual along with the special manual dedicated to the deep-well cooker burner.

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

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

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

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

Ranges/Stoves
Published by:
Westinghouse
1952 112 128mb $9.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1957 Speed Queen Automatic Washer Service Manual
Here is the complete service manual for all home models of Speed Queen's automatic washers. Models included: A18, A19, A20 and A20F.


Automatic Washers
Published by:
Speed Queen
1957 34 16mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1959 Frigidaire Tech-Tips Bulletins
Here is the completed collection of all 1959 Frigidaire Tech-Tips bulletins alerting of product, parts and service changes mid-model year. Also included is one 1957 and one 1958 year bulletin.


Automatic Washers & Dryers
Published by:
Frigidaire
1959 88 57mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1967 Kenmore Laundry and Dishwasher Products
Here is a wonderful brochure highlighing the 1967 Line of Sears Kenmore automatic washers, dryers, wringer washers, dishwashers and disposers. Also includes some standard repair parts and utility sinks.


Automatic Washers & Dryers
Published by:
Kenmore
1967 13 10mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1988 Whirlpool Automatic Washer Use and Care Guide
Full owner's manual to Whirlpool automatic washer model LA8800XT.


Automatic Washers
Published by:
Whirlpool
1988 16 5mb $5.99

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Thumbnail Image of Download Eureka Canister Vacuum Brochures
Here are some beautiful Eureka vacuum cleaner sales literature brochures highlighting their 1975 line, both power head and straight suction models.

Models include: 1288, 1266, 1261, 1255, 1248, 1246, 1245, 3560, 3460, 3440, 3360, 3240 and 3220.
Vacuum Cleaners
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Eureka
1975 26 35mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Electrolux Commercial Wet-Dry Vacuum Cleaner Owners Manual
Here is the complete owners manual and operating instructions to the Electrical Commercial Automatic Vacuum Cleaner with Wet & Dry Pickup.


Vacuum Cleaners
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Electrolux Vacuum (now Aerus)
1964 15 34mb $6.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1973 Hotpoint Washer Operating Instructions Card
Operating instruction card for solid-tub Hotpoint middle-of-the line- Automatic Washers.


Automatic Washers
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Hotpoint
1973 4 2mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Escape From Washday - The Successor to the Washing Machine is Here
This was an amazing find, it is a stunning automotive style large format brochure published by Bendix when they introduced the worlds very first automatic washer. Beautiful images of the machine along with a complete explanation of how a new fangled automatic washer works. To say this is the birth of modern clothes washing is an understatement and what this machine did to provide eventual freedom to women is clear.

The modern woman, the woman abreast of the latest developments in convenient living, will quickly picture how much a Bendix Home Laundry can mean to her. Her homemaking is greatly simplified and much drudgery has been taken out of housework by automatic labor -saving home appliances. And now. Bendix completely revolutionizes washday . . . turns this hardest household chore into a pleasant routine.

The glow of pride you have when you show your Bendix Home Laundry to envious friends will never leave you. For the happy owner of a Bendix has gained more than just a better way of washing clothes. She has gained extra hours to live. She has thrown out the drudgery, toil, the physical and mental strain of washday. She has foiled these thieves of health and youth and beauty.

In their place, she has more time for the really important things ... more time to share in the lives of her children, time for friends, time for romance .. . with the mental ease to enjoy them. Here indeed is a new promise of youth . . . here is new protection of charm and beauty ... the just birthright of every woman.

Automatic Washers
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Bendix
1937 16 22mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download The Hoover Constellation
Brochure for Hoover's floating vacuum, the Constellation, mode 843.


Vacuum Cleaners
Published by:
Hoover
1967 2 3mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Blackstone Model 150 Automatic Washer Service Manual
Here is the complete service manual to Blackstone's second generation automatic washer.


Automatic Washers
Published by:
Blackstone
1950 51 42mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download You and your General Electric Automatic Dishwasher
Owners manual and operating instructions for the 1950 GE Dishwasher.


Dishwashers
Published by:
General Electric
1950 12 9mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1972 Maytag Automatic Washers Service Manual
Here is the comprehensive service manual to the majority of the quintessential Maytag washers of the 1970's.

Sections include: General information and control panels, specifications, cycle charts, installation, comprehensive troubleshooting and service procedures, how to access all parts, wiring diagrams and electrical circuity.

Models include: A106, A206, A406, A606, A806, A107, A207, A407.
Automatic Washers
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Maytag
1972 97 50mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download How to Make Washdays Carefree Days with your new Kelvinator Automatic Washer
Full owners manual and operating instructiions book for all 1957 Kelvinator automatic washer with "centric" action. Includes the top of the line "Do-All Dial" model.


Automatic Washers
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Kelvinator
1957 36 17mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Norge Dishwashers Brochures
Brochures for the line of Norge dishwashes made by D&M.


Dishwashers
Published by:
Norge
1967 12 19mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Hotpoint Push-Button Automatic Washer and Dryer Brochures
Beautful brochures for the 1955 Hotpoint automatic washing machine and dryer lines. Illustrations and specifications for each model included.


Automatic Washers
Published by:
Hotpoint
1955 12 18mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1951 Kenmore Washer Owners Manual
Here is the complete owners manual to Sears Kenmore's second generation of automatic washers which were produced by Whirlpool. The manual covers both models available from 1950 through 1952, the "Deluxe" model and the "Standard" model.

The Deluxe model was Kenmore's first automatic washer with a suspension system which means no bolting down was necessary and had a suds-saver system. The Standard model was similar to Kenmore's original 1947 bolt-down style washer, but with the suds-saver system removed and bolting down was required.
Automatic Washers
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Kenmore
1951 0 14mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1954 ABC Wringer Washer, Wringer Gear Case and Ironer Brochures
Brochures showing off the ABC Wringer Washer model 409, another highlighting all the sturdy features of ABC wringer washer gear cases and finally a brochure touting all the features of the ABC Ironer.


Automatic Washers & Dryers
Published by:
ABC-O-Matic
1956 8 7mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Thermador Presents A Large New Built-In Electric Oven Brochure
Here is a brochure with full images, feature descriptions and specifications for Thermador's new large 1957 built-in oven.


Ranges/Stoves
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Thermador
1957 4 7mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1976 Frigidaire Dishwashers Brochures
Here are some beautiful brochures highlighting the 1976 line of Frigidaire Automatic Dishwashers, both undercounter and mobile/portable.

Full images and specifications included. Models include: D-UD, D-UCD, D-UI, D-UCI, D-MCD, D_MI, D_MCI.
Dishwashers
Published by:
Frigidaire
1976 8 7mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1985 Maytag Jetclean Dishwashers Brochure
Here is a beautiful brochure highlighting the 1985 line of Maytag dishwashers and food waste disposers.

Models include:

Dishwashers: WU1000, WU902, WU702, WU502, WU302, WC702-302, WU202.
Dishwashers
Published by:
Maytag
1987 8 5mb $5.99
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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
Published by:
Philco
1965 19 37mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Washdays Have Happy Endings Too with your new Frigidaire Automatic Dryer
Full owners manual and operating instructions that was packed with every 1957 Frigidaire Automatic Dryer. Imperial Filtrator, Deluxe and Super Air-Flow models DI-57, DD-57 and DS-57. This is one of my most favorite manuals that Frigidaire produced, colorful and full of wonderful photographs and hand drawn illustrations.


Clothes Dryers
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Frigidaire
1957 24 10mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Westinghouse Spacemate Washer Service Manual
Here is the complete service manual to the Westinghouse Spacemate Laundromat Automatic Washer. This was the first stacked washer and dryer ever produced.

Model highlighted is LH3. Sections include: Parts of the Washer, Installation, Wiring Diagram, Cycle of Operation Chart, What to Do When, General Information, Parts replacement and service.

Please note this original copy was marked with notes and underlines of the text. These are extensive and could not be removed. However, the text and images are completely clear and readable.
Automatic Washers
Published by:
Westinghouse
1956 27 31mb $5.99
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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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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.


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Full operating instruction booklet packed with each Philco "Miss America" model W-226 automatic washer.


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1961 8 3mb $5.99
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Here are brochures for the 1960 line of General Electric automatic washers.

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1960 18 26mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download How to use your new Lewyt Model 77 on Big Wheels
Here is everything that came packed with a brand new model 77 Lewyt vacuum cleaner in 1955. Owners manual and operating instructions, Work saving accessories that make your housework easier, How to use your Lewyt accessory racks and the card that was placed around the "Power Dial".


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Beautiful brochures for the 1958 Hotpoint Dishwasher line.


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