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Operating Instructions and The Basic Dryer Book


Published by Whirlpool in 1966-- Owners Manual, Operating Instructions, Installation Instructions for Whirlpool top of the line Imperial Mark XII dryers Models LPE 992-0-9 and LPI 992-1-9.

Number of Pages: 16
File Size: 17mb
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1983 Miele Washers Dryers Dishwashers and Vacuums Brochure
This is a German language catalog highlighting the 1983 Miele line of front-loading automatic washers, twin-tub washers, clothes dryers, ironers, dishwashers and vacuum cleaners.

Models include:

Washers: W756, W765.
Dryers: T369C, T366.
Ironer: B864E.
Dishwashers: G530, G530U, G530I
Vacuum Cleaners: S130, S236i, S225

Automatic Washers & Dryers
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Miele
1983 38 38mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1956-1957 Westinghouse Electric Range Owners Manuals
Here are the owners manuals to the 1956 and 1957 lines of Westinghouse Electric Ranges and Ovens. Manuals include main owners manual along with the special instructions manual.

1956 Models:
AH, AHS, BH, BHS, CH, DH, FH, EH

1957 Models:
AJS, EJ, FJ, HJ, RJ, DJ, KJ, CJ, IJ, KJ


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

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

Your Westinghouse Speed-Electric Range will do the work for you ... provided you do the necessary planning and thinking.

Please read these instructions carefully. By doing this, you and your Westinghouse Speed-Electric Range will become wonderful cooking partners.

Ranges/Stoves
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Westinghouse
1957 56 21mb $9.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Consumer Bulletin Magazine - September 1967
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 1970's.

Articles on Products and Ratings in this issue include:
  • Automatic Washing Machines

  • Full discussion and tests of 15 top-loaders are conducted. Brands include GM Frigidaire, GE, Hamilton, Hoover, Kelvinator, Maytag, Norge, Philco-Ford, Sears Lady Kenmore, Speed Queen, Wards Signature, Westinghouse and Whirlpool.

  • How CR Tests Steam Irons

  • Durable Press Shirts

  • D Size Cell Batteries

  • The Safe Use and Storage of Household Chemicals

  • Ladders - How to use them Safely

  • Household equipment-its care and repair


Please note this issue was lent to our library in a bound volume which could not be taken apart for scanning. An overhead book scanner was used, which produces very good quality scans, albeit with some slight page curling at the margins. The documents are clear and nice to read and the pictures are very good as well, however it's quite not up to the same image quality standard as a flatbed scanner.
Trade Publications
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Consumer Bulletin
1967 44 28mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1966 Maytag What is New Dealer Training Guide
When Maytag introduced their brand new '06 line of automatic washers and dryers in 1966 they produced this book to show dealers exactly what all the new features are of these newly designed machines.


Automatic Washers & Dryers
Published by:
Maytag
1966 16 9mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1983 General Electric Dishwasher Product Information Manual
This 32 page book takes a fascinating look at features and benefits of GE dishwashers.

Sections include:
Benefits Customers are Looking For
Glossary
Systems Monitor of new Digital GE Dishwashers
Performance Flexibility
Energy Monitor Chart
Installation Information
Premium Dishwashers
Deluxe Value Dishwashers
Dishwasher Model Comparison Chart
Warranty Information

Models Highlighted: GSD2800D, GSD2600D, GSD2400D, GSD2200D, GSD1200T, GSD940D, GSD900, GSD640D, GSD600D, GSD50D.
Dishwashers
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General Electric
1983 48 24mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1983 General Electric Dishwasher Brochures
Here are wonderful brochures highlight the 1983 top-of-the-line of General Electric Dishwashers.

Models include: GSD2500D the all Electronic built-in Model and portable dishwasher modesl: GSC902, GSC702, GSC402.
Dishwashers
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General Electric
1983 8 7mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1983 Sanyo Portable Washer Owners Manual
Here is the owner's manual to the very first Sanyo portable impeller clothes washer.

Also included is the sticker that was affixed to the washer when it was brand new.
Automatic Washers
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Sanyo
1983 14 3mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1970 Maytag Washers and Dryers Brochures
Here are some wonderful brochures for the full line of Maytag Washers, Dryers and their portable machines as well.

Models include: A806, A606, A407, A106, DE/DG806, DE/DG606, DE407, DG406, DE/DG306, A50, DE50.
Automatic Washers & Dryers
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Maytag
1970 26 21mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1967 Frigidaire Appliances Catalog
Here is a catalog showing off Frigidaire Appliances for 1967.

Products include: Refrigerators, Food Freezers, Ranges, Built-in Ovens, Cooktops, Dishwashers, Disposers, Washers, Dryers and Room Air Conditioners.
Full Catalog
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Frigidaire
1967 20 13mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1951 Hotpoint Washer and Dryer Owners Manual
Here is the complete owners manual and operating instructions to the 1951 line of Hotpoint's washer and dryer.


Automatic Washers & Dryers
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Hotpoint
1951 40 25mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1972 Waste King Dishwashers Owners Manual
Here is the complete owners manual and use and care guide to all 1972 Waste King Dishwashers.

Models include: SS/911 and SS/878.
Dishwashers
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Waste King
1972 40 12mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Westinghouse 1965-1967 Continental Range and Oven Owners Manuals
Here is a set of six different owners manuals for several Westinghouse Continental Ranges from 1965 thru 1967.

Models include: KEE3H, KEE3J, OSE3E, KEE3B, KGC, KGC30, KHC30 and other models from the mid 1960's including the double oven models.
Ranges/Stoves
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Westinghouse
1967 102 42mb $9.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1961 General Electric Mobile-Maid Dishwasher Brochures
Here are some wonderful brochures for GE's portable top-loading dishwashers from 1961.

Models include: SP-40V and SP-60V.
Dishwashers
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General Electric
1961 12 9mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1955 Frigidaire Imperial Refrigerator Owners Manual
Here is the complete owners manual and use/care guide to all 1955 Frigidaire top-of-the-line Imperial refrigerators.

Models include: CIV-143 and CIV-115.
Refrigerators/Freezers
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Frigidaire
1955 48 24mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1972 Beam Central Vacuum System Brochure
Here is a sales literature brochure for the Beam Central Vacuum cleaning system for homes in the early 1970's.


Vacuum Cleaners
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Beam
1972 6 4mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1986 AEG Washers and Vacuums
Here is a German language brochure highlighting the 1986 line of AEG front loading washers and vacuum cleaners.


Automatic Washers
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AEG
1986 12 9mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1970 Speed Queen Washer Service Manual
Here is the comprehensive service manual to the 10970 line of Speed Queen Automatic Washers. This was the first models that used a reversing motor to shift from wash to spin instead of large solenoids like in the previous models.

Sections include: Service Procedures, Adustments, Test Procedures, Service Helps, Service Procedures Unique to Each Model, Timer sequence charts for each model and Wiring diagrams.

Models Covered Include:
DA9103
DA9101
DA9043
DA9041
DA9011
DA9000
DA6223
DA6221
DA6220
DA6191
DA6123
DA6121
DA6120
DA6111
DA6101
DA6100
DA6073
DA6071
DA6070
DA3781
DA3780
DA3691
DA3690
DA3661
DA3660
DA3501
DA3500
DA3211
DA3210
DA3201
DA3101
DA3100
DA3080
DA3001
DA3000
DA1040
Automatic Washers
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Speed Queen
1970 82 34mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Corning Counter-Top Ranges Book and Brochure
Here is a look at Corning's glass top ranges, the first smooth-top electric ranges produced in the USA. Book shows features of ranges along with cookware that was included when you purchased a new corning range. Full color brochure at end of file as well.

Models include:
Gourmet series Cooktop K-32CR and K-19BR
Built-In Oven O-24AT
Family Series Cooktop K-35CR
Double Oven O-24BT
Full Size Ranges: R-30JB, R-30DB, R-30EB, S-30JB
Counter Saver: CS-16x20, csP-16X20
Ranges/Stoves
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Corning
1973 28 13mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1956 Bendix Tumble-Action Washer Owners Manual
Here is the complete owners manual and operating instructions for Bendix Front Loading Automatic Washer model WFG-D.


Automatic Washers
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Bendix
1956 36 15mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1966 Maytag Automatic Washer Timer Cycle Steps Education Bulletin
When Maytag redesigned their entire line of automatic washers in 1966 they created this document to educate the field about how each cycle works on each model washer. This bulletin describes each step in all cycles of the newly designed machines.

Models include: A106, A206, A406, A606, A806 and A906.
Automatic Washers
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Maytag
1966 10 3mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1962 to 1974 General Electric Refrigerator-Freezer Service Manual
Here is the complete and comprehensive service manual to all model GE refrigerator/freezer combinations.

Model series include: TBF, TCF, TDF, TFF.

Major Sections include (with sub-sections):
General, Cabinet Service, Electrical Parts, Diagnosis, Ice Maker, Custom Dispenser, Safety Practices.
Refrigerators/Freezers
Published by:
General Electric
1974 278 103mb $9.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1967 Hamilton Automatic Washer Service Manual
Here is the comprehensive service manual to all 1967 Hamilton automatic washers.

Models include: WA657W1, WS657W1, WA757W1, WA757C1, WS757W1, WA857W1 and WA857C1.

Sections include: Washer Facts, Washer Operations, Installation, Cabinet Service, Collector Tub, Suspension System, Transmission and Brake, Motor, Clutch, Pump, Water Carrying Parts, Controls, Electrical Parts, Circuits, Troubleshooting and Schematics/Wiring Diagrams.
Automatic Washers
Published by:
Hamilton
1967 58 33mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1967 Hamilton Holiday Electric Clothes Dryer Service Manual
Here is the comprehensive service manual to all 1967 Hamilton electric dryers.

Models include: HE627W1, HE827W1 and HE827C1.

Sections include: General Facts, Installation, Cabinet Service, Drum and Drive, Electrical Components, Troubleshooting and Schematics/Wiring Diagrams.
Clothes Dryers
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Hamilton
1967 38 22mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Maytag All-Pushbutton Dishwasher Owners Manual Model WU-600
Here is the complete owners manual and use/care guide to Maytag's top of the line dishwasher from the early 1970's.

Model: WU-600
Dishwashers
Published by:
Maytag
1972 12 7mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1956 Philco Starflight Electric Ranges Brochures
Here are beautiful brochures for the entire 1956 of Philco Electric ranges.

Models include: 4610, 869, 469, 865, 465, 464, 461, 367, 365, 363, 265.
Ranges/Stoves
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Philco
1956 26 20mb $7.99

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Thumbnail Image of Download Beautiful 1966 Speed Queen Washing Machine Brochures
Here are some wonderful brochures highlighting the 1966 line of Speed Queen Automatic Washers. Models include: A78, A77, A76, A75 and A72.


Automatic Washers
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Speed Queen
1966 10 14mb $5.99
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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 $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Select Consumer Bulletin Articles - August 1961
Consumer Bulletin magazine was a product rating company that was started in 1928. The following artciles have been published in this download:

#1 Rating of Combination Washer/Dryers. Review of Easy Combomatics, General Electric, Kenmore, Norge Dispensomat, Philco-Bendix Duomatic, RCA Whirlpool Ultimatics, Wards Signature, Speed Queen and Westinghouse brand combos.

#2 Coin-Operated Dry Cleaners in Laundromats. ANYONE who regularly takes clothing or other articles to the dry cleaner knows that the expenditure for cleaning of this kind accounts for a sizable proportion of the household budget. It does not take many items to run up a bill of $5 to $10 for each lot of clothing, blankets, and other cleanable articles. Most families don't have everything cleaned they would like to or as often as they would like to. Many will thus welcome a new dry-cleaning service which gives special economy through self-service features, a type of installation also known as "coin-op" or self-service dry cleaning

#3 Review of the Corning Ware Electric Coffee Pot

#4 New Controls on Cooking Appliances
There are probably millions of oven clock-timers on both electric and gas ranges which are unused solely because they are too complicated to be set correctly by persons who do not use them regularly, and are unwilling to master the relationships of a complex set of dials, knobs, and pointers. Fortunately, some of the manufacturers have now done something about this situation.
Miscellaneous
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Consumer Bulletin
1961 10 10mb $4.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download The Engineering and Manufacturing Facilities of the Hoover Company
This is an absolutely fascinating and extremely rare book from Hoover. Its a large/Life magazine size book containing images and descriptions of each department at the company in the middle 1950's.

Departments Highlighted: Production Division, Manufacturing: Die Casting, Plastic Molding, Stamping, Plating, Enameling, Finishing, Assembly, Tool and Die Making, Quality Control, Miscellaneous. Engineering: Facilities, Electrical Lab, Physics Lab, Mechanical Lab, Testing Lab, Chemical Lab, Metallurgical Lab, Plastic and Rubber Lab, Engineering Model Shops, Electronic s Lab.
Vacuum Cleaners
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Hoover
1956 32 64mb $6.99
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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 How to Take Care of Furniture
Here is an absolutely adorable high-school home economics flyer discussing all kinds of furniture care. Full of whimsical 1950's style illustrations!


Miscellaneous
Published by:
Johnson-Wax
1958 8 5mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Westinghouse Dryer Owners Manual model D110
Here is the complete owners manual and operating instructions to the Westinghouse Laundromat dryer, model L110.


Clothes Dryers
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Westinghouse
1958 24 12mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download GE Textolite TOPics
Brochure for GE Kitchen Countertops. "A new experience in kitchen living with GE Textolite® plastic counter surfacing years of wear...minutes of care".


Miscellaneous
Published by:
General Electric
1955 8 10mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Your Air-Way Sanitizor Reference Book
Full owners manual that came with Air-Way model 66.


Vacuum Cleaners
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Air-Way
1953 16 17mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Westinghouse 1965-1967 Continental Range and Oven Owners Manuals
Here is a set of six different owners manuals for several Westinghouse Continental Ranges from 1965 thru 1967.

Models include: KEE3H, KEE3J, OSE3E, KEE3B, KGC, KGC30, KHC30 and other models from the mid 1960's including the double oven models.
Ranges/Stoves
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Westinghouse
1967 102 42mb $9.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download The Hoover Spin-Drying Washer
Brochures from the mid 1970s for the Hoover Twin Tub washer model 0519 with the "Automatic Rinse". Includes the estimated 1974, 1975 and 1977 spec sheets for these models.


Twin Tub Washers
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Hoover
1974 6 11mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1958 General Electric Home Laundry Product Man
1958 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
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General Electric
1958 79 48mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1967 Kenmore Automatic Washer, Dryer, Combination and Wringer Models
Service supplement showing many of the 1967 Kenmore washer,dryer, wringer washer and combination washer-dryer models along with a description of features for each machine. Also includes information on the new large capacity washer as well as operating instructions for all dryers in the '67 line.


Automatic Washers & Dryers
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Kenmore
1967 28 16mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Absolutely gorgeous Hotpoint Silhouette Washers and Dryers Brochure
Here they go again with wonderful brochures from Hotpoint. This time it is the entire 1963 line of automatic washers and matching dryers. This brochure is not to be missed!


Automatic Washers & Dryers
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Hotpoint
1963 16 36mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Westinghouse Front Loading Coin Operated Washer Brochure
Brochures and spec sheet for the 1975 Westinghouse commercial washer.


Automatic Washers
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Westinghouse
1974 4 6mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Service manual to the very first Westinghouse Combination Washer-Dryer
The race was furious in the 1950s for many of the major washing machine manufacturers to get a combination washer-dryer to market. Here is the complete service manual for Westinghouse's very first combo model, the WD-1 referred to as the "Wash 'n Dry Laundromat".

Sections include: Specifications and parts, cycle of operation, electrical circuits and wiring diagrams, troubleshooting, Parts replacement, transmission detail and general information.
Combination Washer/Dryers
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Westinghouse
1955 40 20mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Thor Automatic Washer Service Manual
Here is the complete service manual to the automatic versions of the Thor washer. Models include 452, 451, 453 and 454. Completer service, installation and operating instructions are included.

This service manual is to be used in conjunction with the Thor washer/dishwasher transmission Service Manual.
Automatic Washers
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Thor
1951 84 60mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Hoover Portable and Slimline Vacuum Cleaner Service Instructions
Introduced in 1963, the Portable and Slimline machines were the first new "canister" style cleaners to be introduced in nearly 10 years. The Portable and Slimline cleaners are very similar machines in many ways, using the same motor. The motor is also essentially the same as the motor in a Dial-A-Matic, however the Portable and Slimline have a third fan in place of the belt-pulley. The Portable carried all of its attachments, and the Slimline was often advertised as one of Hoover's least-expensive cleaners. These service instructions cover motor removal and disassembly, as well as replacing the switch and servicing the cord-reel. Hose repair and the rug/floor nozzle are also discussed. These service instructions are from the late 70's, however they retroactively apply to all models going back to 1963. Also included is a parts diagram for the model 2100, the first of the Portable cleaners.


Vacuum Cleaners
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Hoover
1976 12 7mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download KitchenAid 7 Series Top Loading Portable Dishwasher Brochure
Beautiful brochure highlighting all of the top loading portable dishwashers available by KitchenAid during the 17 series run. Full images and specifications included.


Dishwashers
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KitchenAid
1972 4 6mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Brochures for Norge Washers
Pretty color brochures for some of the '70 model automatics.


Automatic Washers
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Norge
1970 6 10mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Speed Queen Coin Operated Washer and Dryer Brochure
Here is a unque Speed Queen coin operated laundry appliance brochure discussing the equipment and their Route Operator Program.


Automatic Washers & Dryers
Published by:
Speed Queen
1972 4 10mb $5.99
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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
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Frigidaire
1958 12 14mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1969 JCPenny Penncrest Portable Dishwasher Owners Manual
Complete owner's manual and use and care guide to General Electric made Penncrest top-loading dishwashers of the late 1960s.


Dishwashers
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JCPenny
1969 28 22mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1980 Waste King Appliances Brochure
Here is a fun brochure from Waste King highlighting their 1980 line of automatic Steam Machine Dishwashers, Food Waste Disposers, Gas Fired Barbecues, Trash Compactors.


Full Catalog
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Waste King
1980 12 13mb $5.99
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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

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