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Beautiful 1958 General Electric Refrigerator-Freezer Brochures


Published by General Electric in 1958-- Here is the '58 line of General Electric refrigerator-freezers. Beautiful illustrations and full specifications included with each. Models include BH-15P, BH-13P, BH-12P, LB-12P, LB-81, NB-4P.

Number of Pages: 12
File Size: 16mb
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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:
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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
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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
Introductory Price of $3.99


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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
Introductory Price of $3.99


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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
Introductory Price of $3.99


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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
Published by:
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
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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 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 1968 Montgomery Wards Washers Dryers and Dishwashers
Here is the 1968 line of Montgomery Wards Washers, Dryers and Dishwashers.


Automatic Washers & Dryers
Published by:
Montgomery Wards
1968 6 17mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1985 Maytag Stacked Washer and Dryer Service Manual
Here is the comprehensive service manual to the Maytag Stacked Washer/Dryer, Model SE1000 and SG1000.


Automatic Washers & Dryers
Published by:
Maytag
1985 116 42mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Maytag AMP Washer Brochures
Here are some beautiful brochures of early Maytag Automatic Washers. Models include: AMP, A3MP, A4MP, 121P.


Automatic Washers
Published by:
Maytag
1954 8 5mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1951 Apex Major Appliances Catalog
Here is a full catalog of all Apex Major Appliances. Dishwashers, Sink-Dishwasher combinations, Apex Wash-a-Matic, Apex Gas and Electric Dryers, Apex Fold-a-Matic Ironer.


Full Catalog
Published by:
Apex
1951 8 8mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1959 General Electric Refrigerator-Freezer Owners Manual
Complete Use and Care guide to 1959 GE Refrigerators.

Models include: BH-15P, BH-13P, BH-12P.
Refrigerators/Freezers
Published by:
General Electric
1959 16 7mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1970 Blackstone Automatic Washer Service Manual
Complete service manual to the 1970 line of Blackstone washers.

Models include: BA-502, BA-702, BA-902.
Automatic Washers
Published by:
Blackstone
1970 37 18mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1956 Frigidaire Imperial and Deluxe Automatic Washer Brochures
Here are beautiful brochures from 1956 for Frigidaire's Imperial Unimatic and Deluxe Pulsamatic automatic washers. Full images and specifications are included.

Unimatic Imperial Model WI-56
Pulsamatic Deluxe Model WD-56
Automatic Washers
Published by:
Frigidaire
1956 4 4mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1955 General Electric Laundry Brochures
1955 was a big year for General Electric laundry appliances. Both the Filter-Flo system was introduced on their top-loading automatic washers as well as their first washer/dryer combo was introduced. These are beautifully illustrated brochures with full specifications included.

Models: Washer: WA-750M, Dryer: DA-623M and Washer/Dryer Combo: WD-660M.
Automatic Washers & Dryers
Published by:
General Electric
1955 12 11mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Electrical Merchandising Magazine - June 1953
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.


Trade Publications
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Electrical Merchandising
1953 210 105mb $12.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1959 General Electric Automatic Washer Brochure
Here is the complete brochure showing off the top of the line 1959 models of the GE automatic washer.

Models: WA-9505 and WA-9505S (suds-saver model)
Automatic Washers
Published by:
General Electric
1959 4 9mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1965 General Electric Washer and Dryer Brochures
Here are beautiful brochures highlighting the 1965 line of GE Washers and Dryers. Images and full specifications for each model included.

Models include: WA-1250A, DA-1220A, WA-750A, DA-820A, WA-650A, DA-620A, and the Hi-Speed Gas Dryer: DG-4920A
Automatic Washers & Dryers
Published by:
General Electric
1965 14 29mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1960 General Electric Home Laundry Product Man
1960 General Electric Home Laundry Service Manual covering Automatic Washers, Dryers and Combination Washer/Dryers.

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.
Automatic Washers & Dryers
Published by:
General Electric
1960 48 27mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1956 Washer Service Instruction Film Narrative and Service Manual
Here are two complete Kelvinator automatic washer manuals into one .pdf file. The first is the narrative to the "Service Instruction Film-Strip" on Installation and Disassembly. The second part is the complete Service Manual and Parts Guide to all 1956 Kelvinator automatic washers.


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

Models include: DWU-2, DWU-3, DWU-4, DWU-5
DWM-2, DWM-3, DWM-4, DWM-5.
Dishwashers
Published by:
Frigidaire
1976 68 40mb $5.99

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Thumbnail Image of Download 1962 Frigidaire Electric Range Tech-Talk Service and Parts Manual
Very comprehensive service and full parts manual for all 1962 Frigidaire Electric Ranges. Models include:

Models include: RS-305, RS-30, RS-35, RD-38, RD-39, RCI -39, RS-1 0, RSD-15,
RD-20, RDD-20, RCD-71, Rl-55, RCI-75-62

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
Published by:
Frigidaire
1962 155 99mb $9.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Hamilton Automatic Washer and Dryer Brochures
Beautifully illustrated brochures showing off the 1958 line of Hamilton Laundry products. Includes full specifications for each model.


Automatic Washers & Dryers
Published by:
Hamilton
1958 18 28mb $4.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Frigidaire Washer Tech-Talk Digest for 1950-1959 Models
Here is an excellent reference guide for all 1950-1959 Frigidaire Unimatic, Pulsamatic and Multimatic Automatic Washers.

TECH-TALK DIGEST is a handy reference guide prepared for you, the Frigidaire Serviceman, as a source of information readily available on your service calls. It is designed as another aid in rendering prompt and efficient service on the customer's products.

This digest is made up of Automatic Washer information on 1950 models through 1959 models. Specifications, cycle of operation data, product illustrations, and wiring diagrams are included. It can be carried easily in your pocket or in the glove compartment of your car or truck.

Personal note pages are provided for you to use in entering items, such as Part Numbers, Service Tips, Serial Numbers, etc., which you want to keep for future reference.

We especially suggest that the Miscellaneous Section, Page 71, be carefully read and studied as it contains diagnosis and testing information applicable to all washer models.


Sections Include:
Capacitors-Checking by Wattage Method
Cutaway Drawings
Bellows Assembly, Pulsamatic Mechanism
Oil and Water Seal Bellows-Unimatic Mechanism
Mechanism, Pulsamatic
Cycle of Operation Tables
W0-65
W0-65-2
WV-35, 45, 65
WS, WD, WDS, WI-56
WI and WDU -57, WD, WSA, WS-57
WS, WD, WOP, WI, WCI, WCIR -58
WS, WD, WDR, WCD , WI, WCI, WCIR-59
Drain Screen-Removal on WV Washers
Electrical Test Procedures
Exploded Views, Mechanism
Pulsamatic
Three and Four Speed
Two Speed
Unimatic
Mechanism Applications-1959 Models
Mechanism Diagnosis and Improvements-
1959 Models
Motor Winding Resistance values-1959 Models
Nut and Seal Assembly-Improved on
1957 Unimatic Mechanisms
1957 Pulsamatic Mechanisms
Service Diagnosis-All Models
Service Replacements Without Moving
Washer-1959 Models
Snubber Plate
Clearance Check, Unimatic Mechanisms
Oil Check-Unimatic Mechanisms
Specifications
W0-65
W0-65-2
WV -35, 45, 65
WS, WD, WDS, WI -56
WS , WSA , WD, WDU , WI-57
WS, WD, WOP, WI, WCI, WCIR -58
WS , WD, WDR, WCD , WI, WCI , WCIR-59
SudsWater Saver Operational Diagram-WCIR -58
Switch, Lid-Operation Check on WI -58, WCI -58
Water Leaks-Suggestions for Correcting on
1958 Models
Water Pressure
Adapting Washers to Low Pressures
Timers for Low Pressures
Water Valves
Applications
Checking Inlet Screens
Repair, All Models
Tools
Wiring Diagrams
Wiring Schematics-Unimatic and Pulsamatic Mechanisms
Automatic Washers
Published by:
Frigidaire
1959 104 29mb $4.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download An Introduction to Cleaning
An absolutely adorable handout for junior high school level home economics classes created by the Hoover Company.

Why wait 'til your room's a wreck and Mom's on the verge of a breakdown? A clean, attractive room is nice in every way- to study in, dress in, sleep in, dream in-TRY IT!
Vacuum Cleaners
Published by:
Hoover
1960 4 3mb $4.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Early Frigidaire Refrigerator Service Manual Vol-2 1937 to 1942
This is a three volume comprehensive service manual for Frigidaire Refrigerators from the 1920's thru 1951. The set is a fascinating historical look at early Frigidaire home refrigeration.

Volume 2 Covers:
Rotary Compressor Analysis
Miscellanous and Supplimentary Information
Full descriptions of 1937, 1938, 1939, 1940, 1941 and 1942 model refrigerators.

Manual contains mechanical and refrigeration theory and primer, model images and specifications, wiring diagrams, troubleshooting and full servicing information.

VOLUME 1 is located here for the earliest models.
VOLUME 3 is located here for the post-war models.

Models mentioned in Volume 2:
1937 Refrigerators:
Dulux Finished Cabinets
D 3-37 Master 4-37
DRS 5-37 Master 5-37
DRS 6-37 Master 6-37
DRS 7-37 Master 7-37
Master 8-37
Porcelain Finished Cabinets
DeLuxe 5-37 DeLuxe 8-37
DeLuxe 6-37 Imperial '37
DeLuxe 7-37

1938 Refrigerators:
Dulux Finished Refrigerators
D3
TD3
Special S-38
Special 6-38
Special 7-38
Master 4-38
Master S-38
Master 6-38
Master 7-38
Master 8-38
Porcelain Finished Refrigerators
DeLuxe S-38 Imperial
DeLuxe 6-38
DeLuxe 7-38 WP-19
DeLuxe 8-38

1939 Refrigerators:
DA Model Refrigerators:
TDA-3
DA-3
DA-4
Super Value 6-39.
Special Model Refrigerators:
Special 5-39
Special 6-39
Master Model Refrigerators :
Master 4-39
Master 5-39
Master 6-39
Master 8-39
Cold-Wall Model Refrigerators:
Cold-Wall 6-39
(Dulux Exterior)
Cold-Wall8-39
(Dulux Exterior)
Cold-Wall5-39
(Porcelain Exterior}
Cold-Wall 6-39
(Porcelain Exterior)
Cold-Wall8-39
(Porcelain Exterior)
Cold-Wall Imperial and WP-19.

1940 Refrigerators:
Table Top Model:
TDB-3
Super Value Refrigerators:
sv 3
SV4
sv 6-40
sv 8-40
Master Refrigerators:
M 5-40
M 6-40
DeLuxe Refrigerators:
D 5-40
D 6-40
Cold-Wall Master Refrigerators:
CWM 5-40
CWM 6-40
Cold-Wall DeLuxe Refrigerators:
CWD 6-40
CWD 8-40
Cold-Wall Imperial Refrigerators:
CWI 6-40
CWI 8-40
CWI 13
WP-19

1941 Refrigerators:
1941 "S" and "R" Model Refrigerators:
(See Table I-VI.)
S 3 (Flat top only) See 1940 TDB-3
S 4
S 6-41
R 6-41
1941 "M" and "L" Model Refrigerators:
(See Table 2-VI)
M 6-41
MP 6-41
L 6-41
L 8-41
1941 Cold-Wall Model Refrigerators:
(See Table 3-VI)
C 6-41
CP 6-41 c 9-41
CD 6-41
CPD 6-41
CPD 9-41
CPD 13-41
WP 19

1942 Refrigerators
AH 6
S 7-42
M7-42
M P7-42
D 7-42
DP 7-42
D 9-42
CD 7-42
CPD 7-42
CPD 9-42
CPD 13
WP 19

Refrigerators/Freezers
Published by:
Frigidaire
1951 177 182mb $8.99
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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 KitchenAid 5 Series Top Loading Portable Dishwasher Service Manual
Comprehensive service manual for all 5 Series KitchenAid top loading dishwashers. Models include Vari-Cycle: KD-5, KDA-5, KDW-5 and Electra: KDY-5, KDE-5, KDC-5. Sections include General Information, Cycle Description, Servicing Instructions, Service Tips, Schematic Wiring, Timer Sequence Charts.


Dishwashers
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KitchenAid
1967 52 25mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Operating Instructions for your Kenmore Central Vacuum Cleaning System
Full owners manual and operating instructions to what I've been told is the world's first water based central vacuum.

Dear Homemaker: You have invested in one of the Nation's finest lines of home appliances with your KENMORE CENTRAL VACUUM CLEANING SYSTEM .. . . consumer tested as the very best buy . Your CENTRAL CLEANING SYSTEM is ideal for every type of cleaning . .. carpets, floors, blinds, upholstery . There are tools provided to make each cleaning job easier and more thorough . You will work more efficiently without a heavy machine to carry or drag about . Your cleaning will be more complete than with conventional methods, and without recirculation of fine dust . The exhaust is vented outside your house. Because the power unit is located away from the living area, you clean without noise ; without disturbing anyone in sick rooms, the nursery or watching TV programs.

The Vac-Mop serves a dual function-washing and drying the floor. The sponge side is used for washing floors, windows , or other hard surfaced areas. After washing with the sponge, press it against the floor to remove excess water. Use the blade side to vacuum up water or spills.

Vacuum Cleaners
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Kenmore
1967 12 9mb $4.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download The GE Review
The GE Review was an engineering magazine created to report on the advances of technology of the time, including advances in Home Appliances.

Articles in July 1952 issue...


Editorial: The Fourth of July

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

What works on raincoats may not work on cables—the basic differences are: length of exposure; effect of moisture on the electrical properties. Cables insulated with rubber compounds must withstand years of continual exposure with a consequent absorption of moisture. And moisture absorption has proved to be a contributing factor in cable failures. continued…
Trade Publications
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The Review
1952 58 61mb $5.99
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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
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Maytag
1986 173 98mb $11.76
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Brochures highlighting the entire 1976 GE Dishwasher line.


Dishwashers
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General Electric
1976 18 17mb $4.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download GE Washer Service Manual for R (1958) Models
Very comprehensive service manual for the 1958 line of General Electric automatic washers. Sections include Model specifications and descriptions, installation, mechanical components, electrical components, wiring diagrams, timer cycle charts and control service, disassembly and servicing, transmission servicing, complaint remedy chart and more.


Automatic Washers
Published by:
General Electric
1958 86 51mb $6.12
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Thumbnail Image of Download Hoover Electric Broiler-Oven Brochures
Brochures spanning a few years in the mid 1970s for the Electric Broiler-Oven.


Small Appliances
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Hoover
1975 6 13mb $4.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download So Nice To Your Things
Owners Manual to Maytag All-Fabric Washer Models A700 and A700S (suds saver model).


Automatic Washers
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Maytag
1961 22 7mb $4.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Operating Instructions for your Norge Automatic Washer
Operating instruction book for Norge Automatic washers model AWK3820.


Automatic Washers
Published by:
Norge
1971 8 3mb $4.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download You will never fight frost again with your new Frigidaire Frost-Proof REFRIGERATOR-FREEZER
Full owners manual/care and use guide for Frigidaire 1959 refrigerator/freezers models FP-142-59 and FP-124-59.


Refrigerators/Freezers
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Frigidaire
1959 24 13mb $4.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Speed Queen Wringer Washer Operating Instructions
Complete owners manual/use and care guide to Speed Queen wringer washers from the late 1970's to the early 1980's.

Models highlighted include: DW3090 and DW3092.
Wringer Washers
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Speed Queen
1982 20 8mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download The Portable Compact Automatics
Brochure showing images and specifications of GE's portable impeller washer and dryer.


Automatic Washers & Dryers
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General Electric
1973 4 7mb $4.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Maytag Parts Identification Guide
Here is a very useful document, especially for Maytag collectors, it is a parts identification manual published originally in '66, but has some updates all the way to '77. This guide shows major washer, dryer, combo and wringer parts and information. Sections include:

Automatic, Dryer, Combination and Wringer Washer Serial No. Code
This is one of the best sections of the manual, it shows how to tell the exact month your automatic washer, dryer, wringer or combo was made from 1949 thru 1977 via the serial number!

Maytag Electric Motor Codes
This section shows how to date the motor on your Maytag machine.

Specification Changes
This is the other really neat section. It shows major specification changes and the date they happened to Maytag washers, dryers and combo's such as "Replaced unbalance mechanism with unbalance brake pads."

Major Parts
The following sections show images of parts, the part numbers, the models they were used on, the period in production and any comments related to these parts for the following items: Automatic Washer Timers, Combination Washer-Dryer Timers, Automatic Washer Water Valves, Combination Water Valves, Automatic Washer Lid Bases and Lids, Automatic Washer Top Covers, Automatic Washer Tub Covers, Dryer Top Covers, Dryer Timers, Dryer Door Gaskets, Combination Boots.
Automatic Washers & Dryers
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Maytag
1966 48 19mb $4.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1918 Westinghouse Range Owners Manual
This is the oldest owners manual for any major appliance we have found up to this point. Westinghouse very first range was in 1914, so this is very early in the line. I can only imagine what housewives had to cook on before this range. This is a fascinating look at early range history. Even the writing style is completely different than what you'd see today by far!

Most women would like to cook if it did not require standing
over a hot stove. Planning a meal is not hard and mixing
various ingredients into the promise of delicious dainties or
preparing a roast for the oven is rather fun . But to be held
in the kitchen or even in the house during the long hours of
watchfulness is a different matter. And it is right here that
the Westinghouse electric range steps in and lifts the burden.

When the food has been prepared it may be trusted to
this silent servant with perfect confidence. There is no possibility
of instructions being forgotten or misunderstood . At
a given time, (the time decided upon,) the clock will turn on
the current and the meal will begin to cook. Again when just
the correct temperature has been reached in the oven, the thermostat
will turn the current off again and when madam enters
the kitchen after an afternoon of leisure or pleasure the meal
is ready to serve.

She herself is prepared to enjoy the meal equally as well
as any member of the family , because she has not had to think
about it since early morning.

Because the Westinghouse range reduces the labors of cooking
to the minimum, requiring no watching nor constant regulation
of heat, because it produces better food , and because
it is more economical, it will be in the kitchen of every modern .
progressive woman who is anxious to keep her family happy
and in good health. and yet does not wish to become a fixture
in the kitchen with its consequent limitations.

Ranges/Stoves
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Westinghouse
1918 38 10mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Automatic Washer Timer Service Manual
This service manual is absolutely indispensable for any collector of vintage automatic washers, dryers or dishwashers. It's focus is on servicing Malloy timers. Getting timers rebuilt properly is getting harder and harder and in time we will have to completely rely on our own skills to repair these delicate timing devices. Sections include:

TIMER TEST AND MOTOR REPLACEMENT
TESTING COMPLETE TIMER
TIMER MOTOR REPLACEMENT, Mallory Timers
ESCAPEMENTS
CHECKING CONTACT PRESSURE
REPLACING TIMER THERMOSTAT

The checking contact pressure section shows how to fix the 2nd most common time issue next to timer motor failure. Mallory timers were used in most automatic washers from the 1950s thru 1970s and this service manual is valid for any brand that used Mallory timers.
Automatic Washers
Published by:
Westinghouse
1967 17 12mb $4.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1958 Frigidaire Ultra-Clean Washers and Fabric-Master Dryers Brochure
Beautiful brochure showing off the Custom Imperial, Imperial and Deluxe models of 1958 Frigidaire Unimatic and Pulsamatic automatic washers, along with their matching Fabric Master Dryers.


Automatic Washers
Published by:
Frigidaire
1958 12 14mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1967-1971 Sears Kenmore Sales Circulars - Automatic Dishwashers
In the late 1960's and early 1970's Sears would mail large format (12.5" x 11") advertising circulars. Here is a collection of the Dishwasher sections from my collection of these circulars from 1967 to 1971.


Dishwashers
Published by:
Kenmore
1971 16 42 $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Open up a Whole New World of Color with Speed Queen
Here is a beautiful brochure from Speed Queen when they first introduced colors into their Washer and Dryer line. The 1967 top of the line washer and dryer line is highlighted with images and specifications for each color.


Automatic Washers & Dryers
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Speed Queen
1967 4 7mb $4.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1974 Frigidaire Range Brochure
Here is the complete brochure to all Frigidaire Ranges, Cooktops and Ovens from the mid 1970's. Contains images, details and full specifications for each model.

30" Ranges: RS3-30W, RDG3-35W, RDG3-38W, RSE3-36W, RCDE3-38W, RCDE3-37CW, RCIE3-39CDW

Twin 30" Ranges: RCD3-637W, RCDG3-637VW, RCDE3-637VW, RCIE3-639CVW

40" Ranges: RDG3-20W, RDE3-20W, RCDE3-71W, RCIE3-75W

Built-In Ovens: RBG3-94U, RBG3-97U, RBE3-94U, RBE3-97U, RBE-94D

Cooktops: RB3-124U, RB3-130U, RB3-131U, RB3-133U, RB-139CD

Compact 30 Ranges: RB3-530, RBG3-533W, RBG3-535W, RBE3-533W, RBE-539C

Microwave: RCM3-37S


Ranges/Stoves
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Frigidaire
1974 26 55mb $7.99

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