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The Frigidairian - Summer 1950


Published by Frigidaire in 1950-- Here is a wonderful piece of Frigidaire history. It is the employee magazine of Frigidaire right at the start of their golden years. 48 pages full of interesting articles and photographs about the going's on in Dayton and around the country with Frigidaire.

THE FRIGIDAIRIAN is issued periodically for the forty-odd thousand dealers and salesmen who handle and sell Frigidaire products throughout the United States. We are mailing this issue also to all Frigidaire employes. It contains so much timely information about Frigidaire and our sales organization who sell the products we build in Dayton, that we thought employes and members of their families would find it interesting. FRIGIDAIRE DIVISION

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Here is the owners manual and operating instructions to Speed Queen automatic washer models: A21, A22 and A24.


Automatic Washers
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1959 28 29mb $11.99
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Here is the complete laundry line from Whirlpool from the late 1980s. Complete images and specifications for each model shown.


Automatic Washers & Dryers
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1989 16 37mb $14.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1972 Westinghouse Dishwashers Fold-Out Wall Poster
Here is a great wall poster highlighting the features and specifications of all Westinghouse built-in and portable dishwashers from the early 1970s.

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Dishwashers
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Westinghouse
1972 2 42mb $8.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1964 Frigidaire Automatic Washer Wall Poster
Here is a large scan of both sides of a big wall poster showing off Frigidaire automatic washers and their matching dryers.

Models include: WCI-64, WIA-64, WDA-64, WCD-64, WD-64, WCDA-64.

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Automatic Washers
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Frigidaire
1964 0 40mb $8.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Walk Away from Washday Drudgery by Bendix
Here is a wonder advertising book produced by Bendix to show off their Front Loading washers, rubber squeeze tub top-loading washers, dryer and ironer.


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Bendix
1952 16 21mb $8.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1972 Brandford-Grants Washer and Dryer Fold-Out Brochure
Here is a RARE piece of sales literature from Grant's who produced the Bradford name of laundry appliances. These machines were built by Franklin.

Full fold-out brochure highlighting their lines of washers and dryers with images and specifications included.
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Bradford
1972 4 $8.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1956 Ironrite Ironer Owners Manual
Here is the full use and care and how to iron different types of clothing manual to Ironrite model 95.


Ironers
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Ironrite
1956 28 74mn $11.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1960 Hotpoint Automatic Washer Use and Care Guide
Here is the use and care guide packed with every 1960 Hotpoint automatic washer model LW060.


Automatic Washers
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Hotpoint
1960 5 5mb $11.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1953 Hotpoint Laundry Appliances Brochure
Here is a beautifully illustrated brochure for the 1953 Line of the Hotpoint automatic washer, dryer and ironer.


Automatic Washers & Dryers
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Hotpoint
1953 18 31mb $8.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1963 Frigidaire Dishwasher Brochures
Here are two brochures for Frigidaire dishwashers both undercounter and top-loading portable models.


Dishwashers
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Frigidaire
1963 0 23mb $8.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1967 Westinghouse Washer and Dryer Brochure
Here are the sales literature brochures for the Top of the Line Westinghouse top-loading washer and electric clothes dryer for 1967. Models: LAH850, DEH850.


Automatic Washers & Dryers
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Westinghouse
1967 8 26mb $8.99
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Complete Use/Care and Owners Manual for all 1951 Hotpoint Dishwashers, Disposers and sink combinations.

Models include: MC-16, MD-5, MC-14.
Dishwashers
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Hotpoint
1951 28 49mb $11.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1959 Whirlpool Appliances Catalog
Here is a complete catalog showing all Whirlpool home appliances available for the 1959 line.

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Kitchen Cabinets and sinks,
Dishwashers,
Disposers,
Cooking Appliances,
Refrigerator/Freezers,
Automatic Washers,
Dryers,
Combination Washer/Dryer,
Air Conditioners,
Vacuum Cleaners,
Ice Cube Makers.
Full Catalog
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Whirlpool
1959 24 80mb $14.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1953 Bendix Economat Automatic Washer Owners Manual
Here is the complete owners manual and operating instructions to the top of the line Bendix Economat washer with the rubber squeeze tub.


Automatic Washers
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Bendix
1953 28 29mb $11.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Whirlpool Washer Owners Manual Model LXA8700
Here is the complete Operating Instructions and Laundry Guide to Whirlpool Automatic Washer Model LXA8700.


Automatic Washers
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Whirlpool
1970 24 42mb $11.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1989 General Electric Appliances Catalog
Here is a full catalog with images and complete specifications for the 1989 line of GE appliances.

Products include:
Refrigerators/Freezers
Cooking Appliances
Microwaves
Washers
Dryers
Dishwashers
Disposers
Trash Compactors
Room Air Conditioners
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General Electric
1989 92 208mb $14.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1961 Kenmore Washer Owners Manual
Here is the complete owners manual and operating instructions to Kenmore automatic washer 700 series/11471 series models.


Automatic Washers
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Kenmore
1961 20 25mb $11.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1970-1973 Whirlpool Dishwasher Service Manual
Here is the comprehensive service manual to all Whirlpool built-in and portable dishwashers from the early 1970's.

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SVU60, SVU70, SVU80, SVU90, SVU100, SWU60, SWU70, SWU80, SWU90, SWU100, SVF60 SVF70 SVF8O, SVF90, SVF100, SWF60 SWF70 SWF8O, SWF90, SWF100, SWF100-2, SXU300-0, SXU300-1, SXU300-2, SXU300-3, SXU300-4, SXU301-0, SXU325-0, SXU325-1, SXU325-2, SXU330-0, SXU330-1, SXU350-0, SXU400-0, SXU400-1, SXU400-2, SXU400-3, SXU400-4, SXU430-0, SXU440-0, SXU440-1, SXU450-1, SXU500-0, SXU500-1, SXU500-2, SXU500-3, SXU500-4, SXU500-5, SXU530-0, SXU530-1, SXU530-2, SXU530-3, SXU600-0, SXU600-1, SXU600-2, SXU600-3, SXU600-4, SXU600-5, SXF300, SXF300-1, SXF300-3, SXF300-4, SXF325-0, SXF325-1, SXF325-2, SXF330-0, SXF300-1, SXF350-0, SXF400-0, SXF400-1, SXF400-2, SXF400-3, SXF400-4, SXF430-0, SXF440-0, SXF440-1, SXF450-0, SXF500-0, SXF500-1, SXF500-2, SXF500-3, SXF500-4, SXF500-5, SXF530-0, SXF530-1, SXF600-0, SXF600-1, SXF600-2, SXF600-3, SXF600-4, SXF600-5.
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Whirlpool
1973 185 150mb $14.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1972 Frigidaire Appliances Catalog
Here is a fun catalog showing off all of Frigidaire's appliance line for 1972.


Full Catalog
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Frigidaire
1972 24 67mb $8.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1957 Westinghouse Laundromat Owners Manual
Here is the complete owners manual and operating instructions to the top-of-the-line Westinghouse Automatic Washer.


Automatic Washers
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Westinghouse
1957 36 39mb $11.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1951 General Electric Automatic Washer Use and Care Guide
Here is the complete owners manual and operating instructions to AW-5 Series of General Electric automatic washers.


Automatic Washers
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General Electric
1951 16 18mb $11.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1957 Westinghouse Dryer Owners Manual
Here is the complete owners manual and operating instructions to the top-of-the-line Westinghouse Clothes Dryer.


Clothes Dryers
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Westinghouse
1957 24 27mb $11.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Maytag Automatic Washer Service Manual 1984
Comprehensive service manual for all Maytag Automatic Washers made from 1966 into the 1990s. Includes Specifications, Installation, Trouble Shooting, Service Procedures, Timer Charts and Wiring Diagrams.

Models include: A112, A212, A312, A412, A512, A612, A712, A510, A610, A710, A810, A110, A210, A310, A410, A806, A608, A408, A308, A208.

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1984 158 165mb $14.99
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Full brochure highlighting the 1996 line of Maytag Dependable Care Washers and Dryers. Full images and specifications included.


Automatic Washers & Dryers
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Maytag
1996 14 33mb $8.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Maytag Clothes Dryer Service Manual 1984
Comprehensive service manual for all Maytag Dryers made from 1966 into the 1990s. Includes Specifications, Installation, Trouble Shooting, Service Procedures, Timer Charts and Wiring Diagrams.

Models include: DE212, DG212, DE312, DG312, DE412, DG412, DE512, DG512, DE110, DG110, DE210, DG210, DE410, DG410, DE510, DG510, DE610, DG610, DE710, DG5710, DE810, DG810, DE91, DE106, DG106, DE107, DG107, DE308, DG308, DE309, DG309, DE408, DG408, DE409, DG409, DE608, DG608, DE808, DG808.
Clothes Dryers
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Maytag
1984 158 154mb $14.99

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Complete guide to Kenmore Built-in and Portable Dishwasher models: 587.761000 and 587.760212.


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1976 7 6mb $11.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Electrical Merchandising Magazine - February 1957
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.

Index of the September 1957 Issue


Full Page Vintage Ads:
Speed Queen Washers and Dryers, Hotpoint Microwave Electronic Cooking, Hoover Floor Polishers, Radion Television Antennas, General Electric Automatic Washer, Toastmaster Heaters, Waste King Disposers, Westinghouse Heaters, Magic Chef Gas Ranges, Pittsburg Plate Glass, Olympic Hi-Fi, Tide Detergent, Electric Steam Radiators, Aetna Life, Steelman Hi-Fi and Record Players, Ironrite Ironers, Commercial Credit, Quaker Heaters, General Electric Refrigerators, DuMont Television Sets, Better Homes and Gardens Magazine, Hotpoint Television Sets, Regina Vacuum and Polisher, Universal Vacuum Cleaners, FSP-Whirlpool Factory Specification Parts, Chromolux Range Elements, Mallory Batteries, General Slicing Machines, Caloric Gas Ranges, Oster Small Appliances, National Cash Register, Progressive Farmer, BVI Small Appliances, Bell & Howel Tape Recorders, Cory Fresh'nd-aire Heaters, Sylvania Halolight Television Sets.

Double Full Page Vintage Ad Spreads:
Westinghouse Television Sets, McCalls Magazine, Hamilton Beach Small Appliances and Vacuum Cleaners, Chicago Tribune, Amana Refrigerator-Freezers, Whirlpool Complete Kitchens, United Staets Steel, General Electric Promotions, Laides Home Journal, Youngstown Kitchens, Johnson-Wax Convertible Polisher, Frigidaire Automatic Washers and Dryers, Ray-O-Vac Batteries, RCA-Victor Television Sets, General Electric Kitchens, Universal Coffee-Matic, RCA-Victor Record Players, Readers Digest Magazine, Admiral Television Sets, Good Housekeeping Magazine, Voice-of-Music Record Players/Hi-Fi, General Electric Television Sets, Eureka Vacuum Cleaners, Magnavox Hi-Fidelity, Motorola Stereo Hi-Fi.

3+ Page Vintage Ads or Catalogs:
Westinghouse Appliances for 1958 (8 pages), Whirlpool Automatic Washers and Dryers for 1958 (8 pages), Dormeyer Small Appliances (6 pages), Maytag Halo-of-Heat Dryers (3 pages), Ingraham Clocks (5 pages), Philco Bendix Washers, Dryers and Combos for 1958 (5 pages), Norge Automatic Washer and Dryer for 1958 (4 pages), Columbia Phonographs and Hi-Fi (6 pages), Webcor Tape Records and Sound Systems (4 pages).

Other Ads:
West Bend Coffee Makers, Metal-Ware Coffee Makers, Beldon Electrical Cords, Dexter Washing Machines, Driver-Harris Chrome, Grundig Majestic Radios, Remington Rand Shavers, Phonola Phonographs, Arvin Heaters, Lamb Electric Motors, Roper Gas Ranges, Arvin Radios, Crestwood Electric Blankets, Duratub sinks, Toastmaster Water Heaters, Salton Hotray, Yellow Pages, Pentron Tape Recorders, Tung-Sol Vacuum Tubes.

Featured Articles:

  • Trends—Region by Region

  • Economic Currents

  • Seven Marks of the Successful Dealer

  • The Loudspeaker—Letters from our Readers

  • The Golden Sound of Hi-Fi

  • Here’s How to Sell Hi-Fi

  • Selling Tape Recorders

  • Sales Keep Growing for a Camera Store

  • Whirlwind with Washers

  • Portable Radio Sales by the Thousands

  • Major Appliance Service: Repairing Dishwashers

  • From Record Shop to Hi-Fi Store

  • Vacuum Tube Business Never Goes Bad

  • Why Moisture Makers Sell at List

  • Electric Appliance News—New Products

  • News—-Trade Report

  • Narda School

  • Scheduled Meetings

  • Music Merchants Show

  • Color T.V. Schedule



Introduction of New Products for 1957/1958 Section - (1 to 5 paragraphs about each product):
RCA-Whirlpool Washers and Dryers, Tappan Electric Ranges, Kelvinator Washers and Dryers for 1958, Frigidaire Washers and Dryers for 1958, Toastmaster Coffeemaker, Mitchell Heat Pump Air Conditioners, Speed Queen Washers and Dryers for 1958, Hoover Steam-Dry Irons, Fresh'nd-Aire Heaters, Thermador Oven, Farberware Cooking Appliances, Nesco Cooking Appliances, Swing-Away Can Opener, Toastmaster Heaters, Lasko Dutch Oven, Westinghouse Electric Blanket, Cory Percolators, Schick and Lady Schick Shavers, Royal-Matic Coffeemaker, Lasko Griddle, RCA-Whirlpool Gas Washer-Dryer Combination, BVI Can Opener, Party-Q Hand Vacuum Cleaner, Nesco Fryette Deep Fryer, Salton Hot-tray, Ampere Baseboard Heaters, Toastmaster Irons, Heatmore Heaters, Westinghouse Heaters, Cory Can Opener, Lasko Skillet, Toastmaster Toaster, Themador Heater, Nesco Fryette, Dustronic Precipitator, Duo-Therm Heater, Constellation Fan, Sunbeam Repair Kit, Wood Water Heater, Chico Portable Dishwasher, Dominion Toaster, Hamilton Beach Frypan, Admiral Built-In TV, Motorola 1958 Television Line, General Electric Radios, Columbia Transistor Radio, Philco Radio Line, Motorola Radio Line, Westinghouse Hi-Fi Line, Stromberg-Carlson Hi-Fi, Philco Phonographs, Motorola Hi-Fi Line, Olympic Hi-Fi, Columbia 1958 Hi-Fi Line, Granco Hi-Fi, Rayovox Intercom, Gerrard Record Player, Buton Transistor Record Player, Tele-Tone Phone.
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Electrical Merchandising
1957 230 131mb $12.99
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"Instruction handbook for use with Ironrite Automatic Ironer"

Full owners manual and operating instructions to the Model 95 Ironrite Automatic Ironer. Looking for the service manual to Ironrite Ironers? Please see this manual: Comprehensive Ironrite Service Manual
Ironers
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Ironrite
1960 20 11mb $11.99
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Here is the complete manual given to new owners of the commercial Washette automatic washer. Sections include: Installation, Repair and Maintenance, complete instructions on operating machine, setting the automatic supply injector, changing the timer sequences to make a cycle run however you prefer, control panel, etc. etc.


Automatic Washers
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Cook Machinery
1974 44 19mb $12.99
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Beautiful Brochures for the line of Norge washers. Includes brochures for the very first "Plus-Capacity" perforated tub Norge washers!


Automatic Washers
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Norge
1964 12 20mb $8.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Westinghouse Laundromat Service Manual
Full service manual for 3-belt Westinghouse Laundromat models L-1000 (Program Computer Laundromat), LTF-100, LTF-200, LTF-400, LTF-570, LTF-600, LTF-670 LTF-700, LTF-800. Sections include Specifications and Features, Parts Description, Installation, Cycle of Operation Charts, What to do When, Parts Replacement and Wiring Diagrams.


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1965 68 36mb $12.99
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Here is a German language brochure highlighting the 1986 line of AEG front loading washers and vacuum cleaners.


Automatic Washers
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1986 12 9mb $8.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1956 Frigidaire Built In Cooking Appliances Brochure
Beautiful brochure from GM Frigidaire highlighting all of their fold-down cooptops, standard cooktops and built-in ovens for '56.


Ranges/Stoves
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Frigidaire
1956 8 10mb $9.99
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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…
Trade Publications
Published by:
The Review
1952 58 61mb $8.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1963 Frigidaire Electric Range Tech-Talk Service and Parts Manual
Very comprehensive service manual for all 1963 Frigidaire Electric Ranges. Models include:

RAE-4, RS-305-63, RS-30-63, RS-35-63, RD-38-63, RD-39-63, RCI-39-63, RS-10-63, RSD-15-63, RD-20-63, RDD-20-63, RCD-71-63, RI-55-63, RCI-75-63.

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
1963 144 101mb $14.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Use and Care Book for Self-Cleaning Ranges
Here is the owners manual shipped with many GE ranges from the late 60's into the early 70's. It covers specifically self-cleaning ranges.

Sections include:
SURFACE COOKING
Calrod® Surface Unit Controls
3-in-1 Unit
Cooking Heats -How to Use
Cooking Utensil Tips-Materials and Sizes
Cooking Chart and Information
Automatic Surface Unit
Automatic Surface Unit Cooking Chart
Griddle-Chart
Home Canning Tips
Safety Checklist While Frying

USING YOUR OVEN
Minute Timer Clock Automatic
Oven Timer
How To Use Your Oven
Baking
Broiling, Broiling Chart
Rotisserie
Meat Thermometer
Roasting, Cooking Chart
Automatic Oven Cleaning

HOW TO CARE FOR YOUR RANGE
Oven Vent, Duct
Porcelain Enamel
Surface Units: Plug-in Feature, Tilt Lock Feature, Removable Pan / Rings
Care of Your GE Range
Lamps, How To Replace
Broiler Pan
Use of Aluminum Foil
Leveling The Range
Oven Thermostat, Adjusting
Cleaning Charts, Parts, All Finishes

GENERAL
Safety Tips
Energy Conservation
Exhaust System
Before You Call For Service
Model and Serial Number Location
Ranges/Stoves
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General Electric
1970 36 30mb $12.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1958 Hotpoint Console Television Brochures
Concolse televion set brochures, great vintage sets Lowboy and Vertical cabinet models.


Television
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Hotpoint
1958 13 29mb $8.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1974 Westinghouse Tumbler Washer and Dryer Use and Care Guides
Complete use and care guide to front loading Westinghouse washer model: LT100P and dryer: DE100P (electric)/ DG100P (gas)


Automatic Washers & Dryers
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Westinghouse
1974 8 9mb $11.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Electrolux Users Manual (Model LX)
Full owners manual and operating instructions to the model LX vacuum cleaner. This manual is filled with beautiful quintessential 1950's industrial art done in wonderful watercolors, it is by far one of the prettiest vacuum cleaner manuals around.


Vacuum Cleaners
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Electrolux Vacuum (now Aerus)
1952 51 51mb $11.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1957 ABC-O-Matic Automatic Dryer Brochures
Here is ABC's final automatic dryer 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 both gas and electric models.


Automatic Washers
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ABC-O-Matic
1957 20 22mb $8.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1957 Dexter Washing Machine Brochure
This adorable brochure from Dexter helps prospective buyers decided whether to buy a Automatic Washer, Wringer Washer or Double-Tub Wringer washer. Gives situations when each would be a best machine to have. The rare Dexter automatic washer is seen as well.

All Dexter laundry products at this time were produced by Philco.
Automatic Washers
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Dexter
1957 16 7mb $8.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Model 31 Instruction Book - The New Hoover Convertible Special Cleaner
Full owners manual and operating instructions for Hoover Upright Vacuum Cleaner model 31.


Vacuum Cleaners
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Hoover
1957 16 12b $11.99
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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
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Tappan
1963 60 31mb $12.99
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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 $11.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1952 General Electric Dishwasher Product Man
1952 General Electric Service Manual covering Dishwashers, Disposalls and Metal Kitchen Cabinet Assemblies.

GE's Product Man Service Manuals were produced monthly to keep service personnel up to date with new products, appliance specifications, appliance service instructions, troubleshooting procedures, older product repair and parts changes, installation instructions, customer complaints and recommendations, testing procedures, tools for repairs, wiring diagrams, timer charts, appliance history and evolution and other important information regarding their appliances.
Dishwashers
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General Electric
1952 133 66mb $12.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1968 Waste King-Universal Techmaster Dishwasher Service Manual
Here is the complete comprehensive service manual to Waste King Dishwashers from the late 1960's. Sections include Introduction, Explanations, Troubleshooting/Servicing, Suggested Tools, Timer charts and wiring diagrams, etc.

Models include: DU100-000 thru DU900-200, DU410-000 thru SS950-200.
Dishwashers
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Waste King
1968 67 29mb $12.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1960 Frigidaire Washer and Dryer Fold-Out Brochure
Here is a sales literature brochure from Frigidaire in a fold-out format for their entire line of Washers and Dryers in 1960. Brochure is scanned at super high resolution of 600dpi. All models from 1960 are included.


Automatic Washers & Dryers
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Frigidaire
1960 2 38mb $8.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Consumer Bulletin - June 1963
Consumer Bulletin magazine was a product rating company that was started in 1928. This issue contains full descriptions/story, ratings and charts for 1963 Automatic Washers. Brands rated include: Blackstone, Easy, Frigidaire, General Electric, Hamilton, Hotpoint, Kelvinator, Kenmore, Maytag, Norge, Philco, RCA Whirlpool, Speed Queen, Wards Signature and Westinghouse. Great article with pictures of the some of the machines, and you'll never guess who they rated #1!

Other ratings include 1963 Compact Automoblies: Lark V-8, Rambler Ambassador, Rambler American 200 and Valiant V-100.

Upgright Pianos

Push Lawn Mowers

Automatic 35mm Camera

Air Conditioners and Fans
Miscellaneous
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Consumer Bulletin
1963 44 35mb $8.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Hotpoint Customline Kitchens
Brochure for Hotpoint's built in kitchen appliances. Ovens, surface cooktop sections, refrigerators and freezers.


Miscellaneous
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Hotpoint
1958 8 16mb $8.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Frigidaire and White-Westinghouse Dryer Service Manual
Here is a Tech-Talk service manual produced for the WCI made Frigidaire clothes dryers, models DE-2000C and DG-2000C. These machines are the exact same machines as the Westinghouse cross-vane dryers that were made for decades.


Clothes Dryers
Published by:
Frigidaire
1985 32 20mb $12.99

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