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Operating Instructions and The Laundry Primer


Published by Whirlpool in 1966-- Owners Manual, Operating Instructions, Installation Instructions and detergent information for top of the line Imperial Mark XII Whirlpool washers Models LPA 992-0; LPA 992-5 (with SUDS-MISER® system ).

Number of Pages: 27
File Size: 29mb
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1961 Philco Automatic Washer and Dryer Brochures
Here is the entire 1961 line of Philco automatic washers and dryers. 1961 was the first year Philco went to a perforated wash tub design but still utilizing the 1959-1960 12lb tub capacity and wobbling "High Frequency" agitator.

Models include: W-2140, W-2100, DE-6140, DG-6140.

Also included at end is the full 1961 price list for dealers. Please note there are a few duplicates of certain brochures in this pdf to capture everything we have found.
Automatic Washers
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Philco
1961 15 30mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1961 Philco Duomatic Combination Washer-Dryer Brochures
Here is the complete line of 1961 Philco Duomatic combination washer-dryers. Models include: C-716 (Left over design from 1960 models), C-714, C-712, C-710.


Combination Washer/Dryers
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Philco
1961 10 11mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1963 Philco Duomatic Use and Care Book
Complete owner's manual to the top of the line 1963 Philco Duomatic model CE-734.


Combination Washer/Dryers
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Philco
1963 16 12mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1966 Easy Automatic Washer Service Manual
Here is the comprehensive service manual to all 1966 Easy Automatic Washers.


Automatic Washers
Published by:
Easy
1966 40 47mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1968 Whirlpool Laundry Appliances Fax-Pac
Here is the official Whirlpool feature training book highlighting the 1968 Whirlpool washer, dryer, wringer washer and portable model lines. Whirlpool fans this beautiful book is definitely for you. This training series was similar to Frigidaire's VIP series which was given to appliance dealers to educate them of all the wonderful new features on Whirlpool appliances. Book contains beautiful images, cycle charts, graphics and comparisons for all aspects of the belt-drive washer and matching dryers and wringer washers.

Introduces new "Decorator Front Panel" option with woodtone fronts!

This item is scanned at 600dpi for super crisp clear text and images.
Automatic Washers & Dryers
Published by:
Whirlpool
1966 43 121mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download GE Dishwasher GSD452 Use and Care Guide
Here is the complete Use and Care Guide packed with every GE GSD452 model dishwasher from the late 1970s.


Dishwashers
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General Electric
1978 4 5mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Crosley Automatic Washer Use and Care Guide
Here is the complete owners manual and operating instructions to the 1954 Crosley front loading automatic washer. Includes quick start guide at end.


Automatic Washers
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Crosley
1954 47 64mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download The Maytag Art of Dependability Book
Illustrations on the following pages are of quality exhibits which are being, or have been, circulated through display cases in the Maytag plants and offices. These displays are used to inform employees how their own and other departments contribute to the quality of Maytag products.


Automatic Washers
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Maytag
1967 31 73mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1963 Westinghouse Laundromat Service Manual
Here is the comprehensive service manual to all 1963 Westinghouse automatic washers.


Automatic Washers
Published by:
Westinghouse
1963 49 61mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1963 Westinghouse Clothes Dryer Service Manual
Here is the comprehensive service manual to all Westinghouse clothes dryers from 1963.


Clothes Dryers
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Westinghouse
1963 37 45mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Whirlpool Washer LAA5300-LAB5300 Owners Manual
Here is the complete owners manual and use and care guide to Whirlpool automatic washer models: LAA5300, LAA5305, LAB5300.


Automatic Washers
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Whirlpool
1972 26 36mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Very First Hotpoint Automatic Washer Service Manual
Here is the comprehensive service manual to the very first automatic washer produced by Hotpoint. Model: LC2


Automatic Washers
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Hotpoint
1949 50 37mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1949-1956 Hotpoint Automatic Washer Parts Catalog
Here is the comprehensive parts catalog which includes parts diagrams, part numbers and full image of each model of the earliest Hotpoint automatic washers. Even includes the rare window lid Hotpoint washer!

Models include: 10LC2, 20LC2, 21LC2, 10-20LC3, 10-20LH1, 10-20LH2, 5LH7, 10LH7, 10LH8, 10-LH11, 11-LH11, 12-LH11, 10-LH12, 12-LH12, 10-LJ2, 10LH3, 10LJ11, 12LJ11, 11LJ16, 10LK1, 10LK2, 10LK11, 12LK11.

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.
Automatic Washers
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Hotpoint
1956 124 60mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1967 Whirlpool Dishwasher Brochures
Here are some sales literature brochures highlighting the 1967 line of Whirlpool dishwashers. Models include:

Built-in:
SRU-90, SRU-80, SRU-70, SRU-60

Portable:
SRP-90, SRP-80, SRP-70, SRP-60, SRC-70
Dishwashers
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Whirlpool
1967 12 34mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1962 Philco Wonder Wash Agitator Brochure
Here is a super cool brochure for the 1962 line of Philco automatic washers. Full feature chart included.


Automatic Washers
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Philco
1962 9 6mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Very First Staber Automatic Washer Brochure and Operating Instructions
Here is the brochure, installation and operating instructions to the very first Staber Automatic Washer. The Staber was a USA made horizonal access top loading washer, the first produced horizonal access washer since the 1947-1952 Launderall/Horton washer.


Automatic Washers
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Staber
1993 11 11mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1962 Easy Ring-of-Command Automatic Washer Brochures
Here are brochures for the Ring-of-Command line of Easy Automatic Washers. The Ring-of-Command machines utilized a pull ring on the control panel to advance the timer time-line.

Models include: ACL, ABL and ASL.
Automatic Washers
Published by:
Easy
1962 6 14mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1962 Easy Automatic Washer Service Manual
Here the comprehensive service manual for the entire 1962 line of Easy Automatic Washers.

Sections include: Specifications, Uncrating and Installation, Cycle of Operation, Operation of Suds-Saver system, Tools, Dismantling, Reassembly, Parts Replacement, Operating Mechanism, Adjustments, Troubleshooting and Wiring Diagrams/Schematics.

Models include: ACL, ABL, ABL-S and ASL.
Automatic Washers
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Easy
1962 113 63mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1975 Waste King Dishwashers Owners Manual
Here is the complete Use and Care guide to all 1975 Waste King dishwashers.

Models include: 410, 510, 610, 710, 750 and 910.
Dishwashers
Published by:
Waste King
1975 44 33mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Post-War Bendix Automatic Washer Brochures
Here are some beautiful sales literature brochures produced by Bendix to show off all of their post-war front loading and top loading "Economat" vacuum squeeze dry washers. Front loading models include both bolt-down and newer "Gyromatic" machines with suspension systems.

Models include: G, Updated G, G1, G-312, B, S, B-212, H, N-602.
Automatic Washers
Published by:
Bendix
1950 16 23mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1961 Kelvinator Automatic Washer Service and Parts Manual
Here is the comprehensive service manual to the 1961 line of Kelvinator "Orbital Action" automatic washers with Magic Minute.

Full service, troubleshooting and parts information included.
Automatic Washers
Published by:
Kelvinator
1961 83 113mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Post-War Bendix Dryer and Ironer Brochures
Here are some beautiful sales literature brochures produced by Bendix to show off all of their automatic clothes dryers, both gas and electric as well as their mangle ironers.

Dryer Models include: F, E-804 and E-805
Ironer Models include: D, J and L.
Clothes Dryers
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Bendix
1950 14 19mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1960 Hotpoint Automatic Washer Service Manual and Supplements
Comprehensive service manual to the entire line of 1960 Hotpoint automatic washers. Models include:

LW030, LW050, LW506, LW070, LW090
Also included are supplements produced throughout 1960 highlighting recommend service procedures changes and the introduction of new mid-year models such as the LW061, LW0616, LW025 and LW035.
Automatic Washers
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Hotpoint
1960 54 97mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Which Maytag Are You
Big foldout sales literature brochure highlighting the differences between the all the Maytag automatic washers of the early 1970s.


Automatic Washers
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Maytag
1970 8 19mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1982 General Electric Dishwasher Product Information Manual
This 16 page book takes a fascinating look at features and benefits of GE dishwashers.

Models Highlighted: GDS2500, GSD1200T, GSD1000T, GDS980T, GSD900T, GDS900D, GSD600D.
Dishwashers
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General Electric
1982 16 14mb $7.99

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Thumbnail Image of Download 1947-1960 Frigidaire Automatic Washer Parts Catalog
Here is the complete parts listings of every part for Frigidaire automatic washers from 1947 through the 1960. Each washer is listed with an image of the machine, machine parts diagrams and list of actual 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 a vintage Frigidaire washer.

Models include:
WJ-60, WJ-64, WK-60, WK-64, WL-60, WL-64, W0-65, W0-65-2, WV-35, WV-45, WV-65, WS-56, WD-56, WDS-56, WI-56, WS-57, WSA-57, WD-57, WDU-57, WI-57, WS-58, WD-58, WDP-58, WI-58, WCI-58, WCIR-58, WS-59, WD-59, WDR-59, WCD-59 , WI-59, WCI-59, WCIR-59, WS-60, WD-60, WCD-60, WCDR-60, WI-60, WCI-60, WCIR-60, WDA-60.
Automatic Washers
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Frigidaire
1960 127 65mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download KitchenAid Regency and Deluxe Portable Dishwasher Owner Manual
Here is the complete owners manual to all lower end 18 series KitchenAid front loading portable dishwashers. Models include: KDR-68 and KDD-68.


Dishwashers
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KitchenAid
1977 20 17mb $9.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Beautiful 1957 General Electric Built-In Dishwasher Brochures
Here are some wonderful brochures showing off GE's very rare 30" as well as the standard 24" roll-out built-in dishwashers. Unlike dishwashers of today, these machines rolled out from under the counter in a big drawer style fashion. They washes with a metal impeller that spun at 1750 rpm at the bottom of the tank.


Dishwashers
Published by:
General Electric
1957 8 13mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Preway Gas Dishwasher Maintenance Manual
Maintenance manual for the very rare Preway Gas Dishwasher model 2530. Shows diagram of machine, full cycle chart, wiring diagram and service procedures.


Dishwashers
Published by:
Preway
1962 26 13mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1967-1971 Sears Kenmore Sales Circulars - Vacuum Cleaners and Floor Care
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 Vacuum Cleaners, Shop-Vacs and Floor Polisher sections from my collection of these circulars from 1967 to 1971.


Vacuum Cleaners
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Kenmore
1971 24 66mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1963 Kelvinator Appliances Catalog
Here is a builder catalog showing nearly all of the 1963 line of Kelvinator Home Appliances. Products include: Refrigerator-Freezers, Portable Refrigerator, Ranges, Built-In Ovens, Cooktops, Slide-in Ranges, Automatic Washers and Dryers, Dishwasher, Kelvinator Compact Kitchens, Room Air-Conditioners, Food Waste Disposer and Electric Water Heaters.


Full Catalog
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Kelvinator
1963 8 14mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1961 Hotpoint 40" Electric Range Brochures
Beautiful brochures for the entire 1961 line of 40" electric Ranges.


Ranges/Stoves
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Hotpoint
1961 20 31mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Philco Wringer Washer Brochure for 1965
Wonderful advertising brochure for Philco wringer style washers. Includes both single tub modes as well as the dual tub Philco Twinamatic, "does the whole job at one time".


Wringer Washers
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Philco
1965 2 4mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Kelvinator Electric Range Brochures
Here are some Kelvinator sales literature brochures highlighting their line of electric Ranges both 40" and 30" sizes from the early 1960's (approximately 1962). Full images and specifications included.

Models include: RF-591, RF-581, RF-571, RF-541D, RF-541, RF-521, RF-391, RF-391M, RF-381, RF-371, RF-341, RF-341 and RF-321.
Ranges/Stoves
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Kelvinator
1962 24 32mb $7.99
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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 $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1963 Frigidaire Refrigerator-Freezer Tech-Talk Service Manual
Here is the comprehensive service manual to all 1963 Frigidaire Refrigerators. Models include:

S-10-63, D-10-63, DA-12-63, D-12-63, D-14-63, FD-11-63, FDS-13T-1, FD-13T-63, FI-13T-63, FPDS-14T-1, FPD-14T-63, FPD-14B-63, FPI-14T-63, FPI-14B-63, FPI-16B-63.
Refrigerators/Freezers
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Frigidaire
1963 124 81mb $14.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1949-1956 Hotpoint Automatic Washer Parts Catalog
Here is the comprehensive parts catalog which includes parts diagrams, part numbers and full image of each model of the earliest Hotpoint automatic washers. Even includes the rare window lid Hotpoint washer!

Models include: 10LC2, 20LC2, 21LC2, 10-20LC3, 10-20LH1, 10-20LH2, 5LH7, 10LH7, 10LH8, 10-LH11, 11-LH11, 12-LH11, 10-LH12, 12-LH12, 10-LJ2, 10LH3, 10LJ11, 12LJ11, 11LJ16, 10LK1, 10LK2, 10LK11, 12LK11.

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.
Automatic Washers
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Hotpoint
1956 124 60mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Maytag Washpower Automatic Operating Instructions for model A106S
8.5" x 11" operating instruction card that came with newly designed Center-Dial Maytag Washers.


Automatic Washers
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Maytag
1966 2 2mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1961-1965 Frigidaire Automatic Washer Parts Catalog
Here is the complete parts listings of every part for Frigidaire automatic washers from 1961 through the 1964. Each washer is listed with an image of the machine, machine parts diagrams and list of actual 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 a vintage Frigidaire washer.

Models include:
WDA-61, WD-61 , WCD-61, WIA-61, WIAR-61, WI-61, WCI-61, WCIR-61, WS-61, WDR-61, WDAP-61, WDA-62, WD-62, WCD-62, WDR-62, WIA-62, WIAR-62, WI-62, WCI-62, WCIR-62, WDP-62, WDL-62, WCDA-62, WDS-62, WCDAS-62, WCDASP-62, WIAS-62, WDA-63, WCDA-63, WCDAP-63, WCDAR-63, WD-63, WDP-63, WDR-63, WCD-63, WIA-63, WIAR-63, WCI-63, WCIR-63, WIAS-1, WDS-1, WCDAS1, WCDASP-1, WDA-63, WDA-64, WD-64, WDP-64 , WDR-64, WCDA-64, WCDAP-64, WCDAR-64, WCD-64, WIA-64, WIAR-64, WCI-64, WCIR-64, WDS-2, WDSR-2, WCDAS-2, WCDASP-2, WCDASR-2, WIAS-2, WIASR-2.
Automatic Washers
Published by:
Frigidaire
1965 178 84mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1956 Frigidaire Washer and Dryer Tech-Talk Service Manual
Two part service manual for the 1956 line of Frigidaire washers and dryers.

Part 1 is for Dryers DI-56 (Filtrator), DD-56 and DS-56 (air-flow).

Part 2 is for Washers WI-56 (Unimatic), WD-56 and WS-56 (Pulsamatic).
Automatic Washers & Dryers
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Frigidaire
1956 36 27mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1959 General Electric Built In-Range, Oven and Cook-top Owners Manual
Full owners manual and use/care guide for all 1959 GE Built in ranges, ovens and cooktops. Models include: J820, J822, J620, J902, J904, J810, J812, J850, J852, J802, J720, J722, J724.


Ranges/Stoves
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General Electric
1959 32 11mb $9.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download The Worlds Newest Kitchen Ideas
budget-tailored to your exact needs for brighter, easier living! The earlier 1950 version of the complete 24 page sales literature catalog for everything Youngstown Kitchens made available to homeowners in the early post-war era. Includes images and specifications for all Youngstown Jet-Tower Dishwashers and Disposall units, full kitchen planner including all metal kitchen cabinets and storage units, porcelain sinks, drawer units and everything else to make a beautful new shiny 1950s Kitchen! Beautiful pictures and hand drawn illustrations throughout!


Dishwashers
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Youngstown Kitchens
1950 24 34mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Classroom Textbook on Servicing Sewing Machines and Food Mixers and Vacuum Cleaners
Originally written in 1963 and updated in 1972 these were classroom textbooks for learning how to repair electrical appliances. A fascinating look at how appliance repair was taught and a great primer to learn how to repair vintage Sewing Machines, Food Mixers, Blenders and Vacuum Cleaners. Underscores, notes and quiz answers were left in the document from the original student for extra information.

Scanned at 600dpi for extra crisp text and images.
Automatic Washers
Published by:
NRI
1972 68 100mb $14.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1974 Westinghouse Front Loader Washer Use-Care and Brochure
Here is a double feature, the Use and Care guide along with the complete sales literature brochure to the 1974 Westinghouse Washer model LT570P.


Automatic Washers
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Westinghouse
1974 8 14mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Consumer Bulletin Magazine - July 1960
Consumer Bulletin was a highly respected consumer product information magazine from the 1930's onward. It was the main competitor to Consumer Reports from the 1930's through the 1960's.

Articles on Products and Ratings in this issue include:
  • Grape-Nuts improves its product — by leaving out a few very modern ingredients

  • Refrigerator-freezer combinations
    Nine frost-free and conventional models are included in this report. Brands tested: Amana Free-O-Frost, Frigidaire, General Electric, Kelvinator Foodarama, Leonard, Norge, Philco, Sears Coldspot.

    Both refrigerators and refrigerator-freezers have full-width freezer compartments, and on this account most people do not realize there is a vitally important difference between the two types of appliance. If you contemplate buying, be sure you have a clear idea of the difference between the refrigerator and the refrigerator-freezer, for if you buy a refrigerator when what you really need is a refrigerator-freezer, the results can be very disappointing.

    Some manufacturers have done little to eliminate this confusion or adopt clear standards of nomenclature. Indeed, some refer to both types of appliance as refrigerators; others designate some of their combination appliances as having “zero degree” freezers or “true freezers.” The following definitions should help to dispel some of the confusion which exists in consumers’ minds. continued...

  • The new Comet automobile
    Someone has suggested that the Comet may be the car for those who cannot decide between a full-size car and the compact models, as represented by Corvair, Falcon, Valiant, Rambler American, and Studebaker Lark. Actually the interior of the Comet is larger than the Falcon only in the trunk space, for both cars have the same passenger space dimensions and the same engines. Exteriorly, however, the Comet is bigger; it has a 4½-inch longer wheelbase, is 14 inches longer overall, and is about 115 pounds heavier than the Falcon. The Comet has dual headlamps while those on the Falcon are the older style single headlamps, which in CR’s opinion are preferable. continued...

  • Hedge trimmers
    Reports and ratings of 9 popular brands of hedge trimmers and 2 hedge trimming attachments. Brands tested: Black & Decker, Craftsman, Disston Dragon, Hedgemaster, Hedgshear, Little Wonder, Skil, Sunbeam, Trimmer Boy

    Trimming hedges and shrubbery with a pair of hand-operated hedge shears is a tiresome and time-consuming task. Electric-motor-operated trimmers make light work of the hedge-trimming chore. Even a novice, with a little practice, can turn out a well-trimmed hedge in a fraction of the time—and likewise a fraction of the muscle-weariness—required for hand trimming. There is a certain amount of hazard in using a hedge trimmer, as there is with nearly all power tools, but there is a greater hazard with hedge trimmers than some other tools, because there is no way in which the cutting blades can be guarded. continued...

  • Bargains from abroad
    It is not necessary to take a trip abroad in order to buy foreign bargains. This article tells how you can buy by mail. One of the joys of taking a trip is buying unusual items, or bargains, which can be brought back and displayed as souvenirs or mementos of the happy journey. Many people are not aware that it is also possible to get items from abroad by mail order, not quite so easily as they could buy something from Sears, perhaps, but with no great difficulty either. continued...

  • What pool owners should know
    Safety rules for homeowners with back yard pools

  • Portable electronic flash units
    A report on six of the new models - Brands tested: FR-150, Futuramic Strobonar, Metz Mecablitz, Multiblitz Color SL, Strobomite, Ultrablitz Monojet

    The development of the transistor and the new miniaturization techniques of the electronic industry have been put to good use in the design of the new portable electronic flash guns. Not too many years ago, the electronic flash or “strobe” unit was a bulky and heavy accessory and therefore unwieldy for the amateur photographer to carry and use. The “strobe” units were expensive to buy, and battery costs were high. By contrast, the six flash units discussed in the present article were all reasonably light, relatively inexpensive, and compact, and batteries were relatively low in price. continued...

  • The problem of fallout from nuclear tests
    Consumers’ Research presents the informed opinion of a distinguished physicist in the field of nuclear energy on the vital question of fallout and its dangers. On the topic of nuclear fallout and its dangers, there is a welter of conflicting opinions, and it is most unfortunate that the views expressed often represent publicity-seeking attempts by zealots who have an ax to grind. When scientists seem to disagree on questions of such a fundamental nature, the lay public is not to be blamed for finding itself puzzled and confused, and ready to question, perhaps, the honesty and competence of the scientists concerned. continued...

  • Tight watch bands can impair function of nerves of the hand
    A recent item in The New England Journal of Medicine reports damage to the nerves of a part of one hand which caused numbness of the thumb and the area at its base. Increase in the area of numbness finally caused the patient to resort to medical advice. No cause for the trouble was found, and during the next two months the normal lack of sensation extended to involve the index finger. continued...

  • What’s in a name?
    The product may change and change and change again, but the old name goes on and on - The makers of Cafotan tablets, one of the patent medicines mentioned in our article on “ Painkillers and ‘cold remedies’ ” in the October 1959 Bulletin, have written to Consumers’ Research to say that the Cafotan made today differs in composition from the product which we discussed. As a matter of fact, says Premo Pharmaceutical Laboratories, Inc., the maker, there have been two changes in formulation since the tablets we examined were made.

    Originally Cafotan contained aspirin, phenacetin, caffeine, and quinine sulfate. Although the maker claims that this formulation was discontinued well over 10 years ago, during World War II, this 4-ingredient Cafotan is the kind that Consumers’ Research obtained when we recently acquired samples of various drugs from the current stock of a busy retail drug store. During World War II, according to the maker, quinine sulfate was eliminated from the formula, leaving Cafotan for the time being as a straight “APC” tablet—aspirin, phenacetin, caffeine—not essentially different from dozens of other APC preparations. Then in 1958, Premo made yet another change, substituting sali-cylamide for aspirin. continued...

  • Garden hose—plastic or rubber composition?
    Plastic garden hose is much lighter in weight and more convenient to handle than rubber hose, use of which is now limited mainly to industrial purposes. Consumers’ Research has had several different brands and types of plastic hose in use and allowed them to be exposed to the elements all the year round for some years. Our observation has been that plastic hose is on the whole very satisfactory and has great advantages, particularly for a woman, in its lightness. As there are many brands on the market that are guaranteed for periods up to 12 years, there seems to be no point in attempting to differentiate between the specific brands of makes that carry a guarantee. continued...

  • Devices sold for draining flooded basements
    Two electric-powered pumps and a gadget which uses water power to move waterWant to pump water up to a height of 6 feet at the rate of 300 gallons per hour—without an electric motor or gas engine? Advertisements for the Speedy Drainer seemed to promise such results, but actual performance in tests at Consumers’ Research was much less impressive. continued...

  • Concluding test findings on the new outboard motors



Regular Features Include:
  • The Consumers’ Observation Post

  • Editorial: Are home furnishings advertisers missing the boat?
    Dependability in a household appliance is what women want most. At least that is the view of B. A. Chapman, executive vice president of American Motors Corp., and general manager of the Kelvinator Division. If Mr. Chapman is correct in his analysis, there are a lot of home furnishings advertisers who are throwing away large sums on full pages in what are called the “home shelter” magazines. As a matter of fact, that is just what the foremost trade paper in the field thinks is happening. Reporting an analysis of the full-page advertisements in the April issues of House & Garden, Better Homes & Gardens, and Living, Louis Goodenough noted that something like one third of the ads showed people in formal or semi-formal evening clothes, and commented that in this country we don’t dress for dinner as the British often do. “It’s about time,” he said, that we “have a return to home furnishings that do something for today’s consumer.” continued...

  • Brief cumulative index

  • Listings of Current Phonograph Records

  • Ratings of Current Motion Pictures

Trade Publications
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Consumer Bulletin
1960 40 32mb $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
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General Electric
1955 12 11mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1955 Frigidaire Range Service and Parts Manual
Comprehensive service manual for all 1955 Frigidaire Electric Ranges including troubleshooting, service and wiring diagrams.

Also includes complete parts diagrams with breakdowns and part numbers for all 1955 Frigidaire Ranges.

Models included: RV-3, RV-4, RV-10, RV-15, RV-20, RV-25, RV-26, RV-30, RV-35, RV-38, RV-45, RV-60, RV-70. RV-25G, RV-251G, RV-252G, RV-38G, RV-381G, RV-382G, RV-45G, RV-70G, RV-701G AND RV-702G.

Shows all parts and part numbers, including special accessories. 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
1955 100 68mb $14.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Apex Spiral Dasher Wringer Washer Brochures
Here are some beautiful brochures highlighting Apex Wringer Washers from the mid 50's. Spiral Dasher and two kinds of "Triple-Action Agitator" machines.


Wringer Washers
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Apex
1953 14 21mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Leonard Dream Line For Leisure Living
This brochure is absolutely adorable and screams mid 1950s. It highlights all of the Leonard appliance line which was produced by the Kelvinator Division of American Motors. Appliances include Refrigerators, Electric Ranges, Washers and Dryers.

The Leonard line was produced for Northern Electric in Canada.
Full Catalog
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Leonard
1957 18 19mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1957 FACTS and FIGURES for Frigidaire Appliances in the Elegant SHEER LOOK
Fascinating sales literature book showing all available products and models of 1957 Frigidaire appliances. Each section includes images of each machine, list of model numbers and extensive feature comparison charts.

Products include Refrigerators, Food Freezers, Ranges, Surface Units, Cooking Tops, Automatic Washers, Dryers, Room Conditioners, Dishwashers, Water Heaters, Dehumidifiers and Food Waste Disposers.

Tables Include: Cooking With A Modern Frigidaire Electric Range Is The Economical Way!, Cost Of Drying Clothes, Water Heater Cost And Size Estimator, Maximum Delivery Of Hot Water "Per Day, Approximate Cost Of Operation.

Models: CP-141-57, CP-123-57, FI-121-57, FI120-57, FD-120-57, FD-102-57, FD-101-57, FS-101-57, S-124-57, S-104-57, S-80-57, SA-81-57, CFV-125, CFV-175, RI-70-57, RI-60-57, RI-39-57, RD-45-57, RD-25-57, RD-39-57, RS-15-57, RS-10-57, RS-38-57, RS-30-57, RBW-90, RBW-91, RBW-92, RBW-80, RBW-81, RBW-82, RBW-83, RBW-84, WI-57, WDU-57, WD-57, WSA-57, WS-57, DI-57, DI-1-57, DD-57, DS-57, A50-57, A100-57, AE7SS-57, AE75-57, AE100-57, AR100-57, AE150-57, DWFW, DWUW, DWSW, DWUW-1, DWFW-2, DWFW-3, DWSW-4, ETGW-30, ETGW-40, ETGW-50, ETW-30, ETW-40, ETW-50, ERGW-30, ERGW-40, ERGW-52, ERGW-66, ERGW-80, ERW-30, ERW-40, ERW-52, ERW-66, ERW-80, B0-1, FDV-1.
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Frigidaire
1957 40 27mb $7.99

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