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1975 JCPenny Washer and Dryer Brochures


Published by JCPenny in 1975-- Here are brochures which were giving out in the retail stores highlighting the upper end models of the 1975 line of JCPenny Washers and Dryers. Full specifications and control panel views included.

Number of Pages: 4
File Size: 5mb
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Thumbnail Image of Download Maytag Washer Model 142B-142SB Owners Manual
Here is a rare owners manual on the first major center-dial Maytag automatic washer. Models include both 142B and 142SB (suds saver model).


Automatic Washers
Published by:
Maytag
1958 26 8mb $11.99
Introductory Price of $3.99


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Thumbnail Image of Download 1990 Maytag Washers and Dryers Brochure
Beautiful brochure highlighting the 2nd to last generation of helical drive Newton made Maytag laundry appliances.

Models include:
washers: A9800, A9700, A9400, A9200, A7800, A7500, A7300.

dryers: D9900, D9800, D7600, D7500, D7400, D4000.
Automatic Washers & Dryers
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Maytag
1990 16 32mb $14.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1970 Maytag Dishwasher Brochure
Very fun brochure highligting the Maytag top-of-the line dishwasher of the early 1970s.


Dishwashers
Published by:
Maytag
1970 6 29mb $8.99
Introductory Price of $3.99


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Thumbnail Image of Download 1965 Westinghouse Top-Loading Washer Brochures
Here are brochures produced right after the switch-over to Westinghouse's own design of top-loading automatic washers.

Models include: LAF200, LAF400 and LAF600. Dryers are also shown: DTF200, DTF400/DGF400 and DTF600/DGF600
Automatic Washers
Published by:
Westinghouse
1965 12 53mb $8.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1954 Whirlpool Home Laundry Appliances Book
Here is an absolute beautifully illustrated catalog in book form from Whirlpool highlighting their 1954 line of home laundry appliances.

Products include automatic washers, dryers, wringer washers and mangle ironer.

Scanned at 600ddpi high resolution for a beautiful pdf file.
Automatic Washers & Dryers
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Whirlpool
1954 52 171mb $14.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Early Kenmore Dishwasher Owners Manual
I'm guessing this book is from around 1956. This is probably the first front-loading home dishwasher ever marketed by Kenmore. It's made by D&M. The dishwasher in the earlier Sears catalogs was marketed under the name Homart as a top-loading machine.

Full operating instructions, cycle chart, installation instructions and parts list included.
Dishwashers
Published by:
Kenmore
1956 36 40mb $12.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1972 Dexter Commercial Washer Service Manual
Here is a look at the Philco-Bendix made Dexter Double-Load front loading commercial washer. What is interesting about this machine is it was designed with an overflow hose designed to overflow away suds about the 1/2 way mark of the window!

Full service manual including specifications, troubleshooting and service procedures.
Automatic Washers
Published by:
Dexter
1972 72 31mb $14.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1954 Hamilton Gas Dryer Service Manual
Complete service manual to Hamilton gas dryer model 360G.

Sections include: General, Installation, Exhaust system, Cabinet Panels, Controls, Gas Parts, Drum and Transmission, Troubleshooting, Service Agencies.
Clothes Dryers
Published by:
Hamilton
1954 54 67mb $14.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1969 Tupperware Catalog
Here is a fastinating look at Tupperware products available in the late 1960s.


Miscellaneous Housewares
Published by:
Tupperware
1969 48 82mb $12.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1976 Kenmore Washer Service Manual
Retail generic service manual covering all Kenmore washers both full size and portable models. Sections include:

Predelivery Requirements
Installation Procedure
Moving Preparations

Component Description & Service Procedures:
Water System
Mechanical System
Electrical System
Cycle of Operation
Compact Washers
Troubleshooting Charts
Wiring Terminal Designation
Wiring Diagrams and how to read them
Lubrication Instructions
Sample Parts List
Automatic Washers
Published by:
Kenmore
1976 84 93mb $14.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Classroom Textbook on Servicing Electric Ranges
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 electric ranges.


Ranges/Stoves
Published by:
NRI
1972 68 109mb $14.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Facts About Your New Mixer
Full owners manual and use/care guide to all triple-beat GE stand mixers from the 1950's.


Small Appliances
Published by:
General Electric
1955 48 23mb $11.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1964-1969 Whirlpool Dishwasher Service Manual
Here is the comprehensive service manual to all Whirlpool made dishwashers from 1964-1969.

Full specifications and historical design changes for each model, complete troubleshooting, service procedure information and wiring schematics.

Models include: SLU-70, SLU-76, SLU-80, SLU-82, SLU-90, SCL-95, SLC-100, SLC-200, SLC-300, SPU-68, SPU-70, SPU-80, SPU-90, SPC-100, SPC-200, SPC-300, SRC-60, SCR-70, SRC-80, SRC-90, SRU-60, SRU-70, SRU-80, SRU-85, SRU-90, SSU-70, SSU-80, SSU-85, SSU-90, SSU-100, SSF-60, SSF-70, SSF-80, SSF-90, SSF-100, STU-70, STU-80, STU-90, STU-100, STF-60, STF-70, STF-80, STF-90, STF-100
Dishwashers
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Whirlpool
1969 155 192mb $14.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1947 General Electric Ranges Owners Manual
Here is the complete owner's manual and use/care guide to all 1947 General Electric freestanding electric ranges.

Models included:
Stratoliner: DDI-47
Airliner: CDI-47
Leader: CTI-47
Ranges/Stoves
Published by:
General Electric
1947 56 74mb $12.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download How to Use Your Cuisinart Food Processor
Complete owner's manual to one of the earliest Cuisinart Food Processers ever produced. Model CFP-5A which ran from 1973-1976. Manual includes suggested recipes at end.


Small Appliances
Published by:
Cuisinart
1973 68 42mb $11.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1961 General Electric Commercial Washer and Dryer Service Manual
Here is the service manual for the newly redesigned perforated tub commercial washers from GE. GE commercial dryers are also highlighted in part 2 of the manual.

Models include:
WC470V, WC472V, WC474V, WC475V, & WC477V WASHERS
MODEL DC380V & DC382V DRYERS
Automatic Washers & Dryers
Published by:
General Electric
1961 60 78mb $12.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1974 Westinghouse Tumbler Washer and Dryer Use and Care Guides
Complete use and care guide to front loading Westinghouse washer model: LT100P and dryer: DE100P (electric)/ DG100P (gas)


Automatic Washers & Dryers
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Westinghouse
1974 8 9mb $11.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1961 General Electric Built-in Cooking Appliances Users Manual
Here is the owners manual and use/care guide to GE built-in ovens and cooktops from the early 1960's. Models include:

J820, J822, J824, J620, J630, J624, J634, J802, J902, J904, J900, J810, J812, J814, J880, J882, J884, J850, J852, J854

J710, J720, J750, J730, J780, J810, J820, J850, J880, J900, J620, J630, J712, J722, J752, J732, J782, J812, J822, J852, J882, J902, J624, J634, J714, J724, J754, J784, J802, J814, J824, J854, J884, J904
Ranges/Stoves
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General Electric
1961 36 44mb $12.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1957-1965 Kenmore Combination Washer-Dryer Service Manual
Here is the comprehensive service manual to all Sears Kenmore Combination Washer/Dryers from 1957 to 1965. Both 30" and 27" machines are highlighted.

Highlighted Models include: 110.57105100, 110.5710700, 110.5810100, 110.5810500, 110.5809500, 110.5810800, 110.5809800, 110.5810950, 110.5809950, 110.5810100, 110.5910500, 110.5909500, 110.5910900, 110.5910950, 110.5909900, 110.5909950, 110.6110800, 110.6109800, 110.6309800, 110.6310800, 110.6509900, 110.6510900, 110.6110800-801~802, 110.6109800-801-802, 110.6109500, 110.6110500, 110.6109100, 110.6110100. Other models numbers not specifically listed above from 1957-1965 range are also included/valid in this manual.
Combination Washer/Dryers
Published by:
Kenmore
1965 0 165mb $14.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download KitchenAid 15 Series Top Loading Portable Dishwasher Owners Manual
Here is the complete owners manual and operating instruction for all 15 series top loading KitchenAid portable dishwashers.

Models include:
variCycle: KD-5, KDA-5, KDW-5,
Electra: KDY-5, KDE-5, KDC-5.
Dishwashers
Published by:
KitchenAid
1964 16 $11.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1937 Westinghouse Worlds Fair Dishwasher Parts Catalog
Here is a fascinating document showing the first two dishwashers Westinghouse dishwashers ever. This includes the very first front loading home dishwasher. The front loading machine was demonstrated heavily at 1939-1940 World's Fair in NYC. This document is an important piece of appliance history.


Dishwashers
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Westinghouse
1937 12 18mb $12.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download The Inside Story of the Tumbler Washer
Here is an issue of the Westinghouse Service Beacon that highlights the internal workings of the Westinghouse 3-Belt automatic washer. It covers in depth how exactly the washer drives both tumble wash and spin as well as adjustments to make to keep the washer running properly.


Automatic Washers
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Westinghouse
1972 12 16mb $12.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Westinghouse Appliances For Home Planning
Here is a sales literature brochure highlighting the 1959 line of Westinghouse Appliances for the home. Products include:

Refrigerators Freezers
Built-in Ovens and Cooktops
Freestanding Ranges
Dishwashers
Disposers
Laundry Twins
Automatic Washers and Dryers
Combination Washer/Dryer
Air-Conditioners
Metal and Wood Westinghouse Cabinets
Full Catalog
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Westinghouse
1959 16 49mb $9.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1980 Frigidaire Parts and Accessory Catalog
This is the last Parts catalog produced by General Motors/Frigidaire before the Frigidaire division was sold off to WCI in 1980. This has the final replacement part numbers for GM/Frigidaire parts as some of the earlier part numbers were consolidated into updated replacement part numbers. It is the complete parts listings of all major serviceable parts for all post-war Frigidaire Major Appliances through 1979. Full listings of major parts and their part number is included.

Ranges 1946-1979
Refrigerators 1946-1979
Washers 1947-1979 (including 1-18 and Laundry Center models)
Dryers 1952-1979
Dishwashers 1955-1979
Air Conditioners 1947-1979

Plus accessories for all appliances.

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 appliance.
Full Catalog
Published by:
Frigidaire
1980 228 177mb $14.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1957 Maytag Highlander Washer Service Manual
Here is the very first service manual Maytag produced when they introduced their newly designed Helical-Drive washer. Models include: 123, 123S. Supplements at end introduce models 131, 131S, 141 and 141S.


Automatic Washers
Published by:
Maytag
1957 74 105mb $12.99

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Thumbnail Image of Download Whirlpool Automatic Washer with Suds-Miser and the Seven Rinses
Absolutely wonderful brochure from Whirlpool when they first introduced their second generation of automatic washers, with a newly redesigned control panel on the top rear of the machine. Has beautiful images, full specifications and a laundry room/area planner.


Automatic Washers
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Whirlpool
1950 12 10mb $8.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1938-1945 Frigidaire Electric Range Service Manual
Complete Service Manual including wiring diagrams for the earliest of the GM Frigidaire Electric Ranges. 1938-1945 Models.

Models include: L-20, B-20, B-60, L-40, B-40, A-5, L-10-39, B-20-39, B-30-39, B-40-39, B-60-39, A-6, BC-5, BC-6, L-10-40, B-15-40, B-20-40, B-30-40, B-40-40, B-60-40, B-70-40, A-6, B-10-41, BC-5, B-15-41, BC-6, B-35-41, B-45-41, B-60-41, B-70-41, B-17, B-17 LL.

If you are looking for the parts catalog to these models, please check this document:
1942-1952 Frigidaire Parts Catalog
Ranges/Stoves
Published by:
Frigidaire
1952 107 114mb $14.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Frigidaire Service Tech-Talk 1960 Dishwashers
A comprehensive service manual for Frigidaire's second generation of horizontal spray tube dishwashers. Includes images, cycle charts and full specifications for each model, complete descriptions of how the machine works and complete service information for entire machine. Models included: DW-IFB, DW-UIB, DW-DUB, both Deluxe and Custom Imperial.


Dishwashers
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Frigidaire
1960 48 37mb $12.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Philco Service Automagic Washer Service Procedures and Parts Data
Comprehensive parts and service manual for all 1961 Philco top-loading automatic washers. These are Philco's "High-Frequency" nutating agitator machines. Models include W216, W214, W212 and W212S. Sections include Primary Service Data and Washer Specifications, Timer Sequence Charts and Wiring Diagrams, Service Procedures, Parts List and Detailed Service Illustrations.


Automatic Washers
Published by:
Philco
1961 40 22mb $12.99
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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 $12.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1952 Blackstone Washer and Dryer Brochures
Here are some great brochures for Blackstone's first generation of automatic washer and dryer. The washer has a mechanical based timer built right into the transmission! Very unique design. Models 250/191.

The Blackstone Model 250 automatic washer is a distinct improvement over previous types. It washes, rinses, and damp-dries automatically - yet it's flexible control permits the operator to take charge at any time. It washes by the accepted agitator principle, is vibration-free, and is designed to match other standard appliances and cabinets.
Automatic Washers & Dryers
Published by:
Blackstone
1952 4 6mb $8.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download KitchenAid KD-15 Series Dishwasher Owners Manual
Complete owners manuals and operating instructions to all 15 series KitchenAid automatic dishwashers from the middle and late 1960s. Models include Superba KDS-15, Imperial KDI-15 and the Custom KDC-15.

You are about to enjoy freedom from the monotony and drudgery of hand dishwashing that will make every mealtime a joy and save you hours and hours in which to do more of the pleasant and important things you like to do. Getting off to the right start with your new KitchenAid dishwasher is all important and that is why we urge you to become thoroughly familiar with the following information before you ever press a Cycle Selector Button. Knowing how to load and operate your KitchenAid properly will not only assure you of top performance but actually add much to the fun of " doing the dishes" automatically.
Dishwashers
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KitchenAid
1965 16 16mb $11.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Geneva Steel Kitchens of Distinctive Quality
Here is a brochure from Geneva Kitchens highlighting their line of metal kitchen cabinets and accessories from the early 1950's.


Home Products
Published by:
Geneva
1951 4 5mb $12.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1966 Frigidaire Flair and Freestanding Electric Range Tech-Talk Service Manual
Very comprehensive service manual for all 1966 Frigidaire Electric Ranges. Service manual includes wiring diagrams. Models include:

FLAIR RANGES Models: RCD-630K, RCI-635K, RCI-645K

FREE-STANDING RANGES Models: RSA-30K, RS-30K, RS-35K, RD-35K, RDG-38K, RDE-38K, RD-39K, RCDG-39K, RCIE-39K, RS-1 OK, RDD-15K, RD-20K, RDD-20K, RD-71K, RCDG-SSK, RCIG-75K

TWIN 30 ELECTRIC RANGES Models: RD-637K, RCI-639K, RCJ-639VK, RCIE-639K, RCIE-639VK

Looking for the parts catalog for Flair Ranges, please see this manual:
Frigidaire Flair Parts Catalog



Looking for a Use and Care Guide for Frigidaire Flair Ranges? Please see this manual: Frigidaire Flair Owners Manual

Ranges/Stoves
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Frigidaire
1966 120 64mb $14.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Philco-Bendix Commercial Double-Load Washers and Dry Cleaner Brochures
Many of us remember these coin operated washers in the laundromats from years ago. Here are some sales brochures showing the dial control and coin op version of these commercial automatic washers. Also included is a brochure for the Philco-Bendix coin-operated Deluxe Dry Cleaner.


Automatic Washers
Published by:
Philco
1971 8 8mb $8.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Westinghouse Streamliner Laundromat Service Manual
Here is the service manual to Westinghouse's first "budget" model automatic washer. It is a wonderful quintessential 1950s styled machine that was to be come the coin-op version later on. Sections include: Parts of the Laundromat, Installation, Full description of the Cycle of Operation, What to do When, Parts Replacement, Washability, General Information.


Automatic Washers
Published by:
Westinghouse
1950 44 29mb $12.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Hotpoint Automatic Washer Operating Instructions
Operating instruction card for washer model LW245


Automatic Washers
Published by:
Hotpoint
1962 6 3mb $11.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Top Loading Automatic Washer Service Manual
Around 1962 Westinghouse introduced their first top loading automatic washer which was produced by Easy for Westinghouse. Then in 1965 Westinghouse introduced their very own designed top loader. This is the first service manual for these Westinghouse designed machines. Sections include:

Features and images of each machine,
Parts Description,
Installation Instructions,
Cycle Charts show each models cycle sequences,
What to do when,
Parts Replacement,
Washability,
Wiring and Timer Diagrams
Automatic Washers
Published by:
Westinghouse
1965 76 42mb $12.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Maytag Helical Drive Automatic Washer Service Manual
Helical Drive service manual specifically covers models A700, A702, A500, A502, A300, A302, A200, A202, A203, A100, A102, A103. Cross reference to models 142, 126, 125, 124, 123. Supplements through the 1965 models. Has introduction, installation procedures, customer instructions, how it works sections describing how different components work and complete service procedures including suds-saving system. Many mechanical service procedures are valid through the 1970s Helical Drive models and beyond.


Automatic Washers
Published by:
Maytag
1962 100 67mb $12.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Hotpoint Portable Washer Technical Manual
Here is the technical manual all Japanese made Hotpoint portable impeller washers. Covers servicing and general specifications/technical information.

Sections include:
Installation Requirements
Operation
Cycle Explanation, Electrical And Water Consumption
Component Servicing
Control Panel Assembly
Tub And Basket Assembly
Drive And Drain System
Suspension
Clutch Assembly
Electrical System
Motor, Clutch
Electrical Schematic WLPl0l0N and WLP1030P
Automatic Washers
Published by:
Hotpoint
1973 10 4mb $12.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Instructions for your new Hoover Washer
Complete owners manual and operating instructions for Hoover portable washing machine, model 0510.


Twin Tub Washers
Published by:
Hoover
1969 16 8 $11.99
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Brochure for Hoover's line of upright "Convertible" vacuums.


Vacuum Cleaners
Published by:
Hoover
1971 8 12mb $8.99
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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
Published by:
Frigidaire
1974 26 55mb $9.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download How to Use and Enjoy Your New 1964 Kenmore Automatic Dryer
Here is the complete owners manual and operating instructions packed with every '64 Lady Kenmore Clothes Dryer. Series covered include the Lady Kenmore, 70, 800, 31880, 70, 500 and the 400.


Automatic Washers
Published by:
Kenmore
1964 36 24mb $11.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1951 General Electric AW-5B6 Automatic Washer Service Manual
Here is the service manual to the very early belt driven GE Automatic Washers, model AW-5B6.

Sections include: Description, Installation, Operation, Parts List, Servicing Instructions on Basket, Timer, Motor, Clutch, Pump, Top, Transmission, Water Level Switch, Suspension and Water Valve.
Automatic Washers
Published by:
General Electric
1951 40 35mb $12.99
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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 4˝-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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Thumbnail Image of Download 1980 Frigidaire Air Conditioners Brochure
Here is a sales brochure highlighting the entire line of 1980 Frigidaire Air Conditioners. Full detailed specifications included for each model.

Appliances highlighted:

Window Air-Conditioners
Casement Window Air-Conditioners
AC Thru-Wall Heat Pumps
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1980 4 4mb $8.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Maytag 1966 Competitive Washer and Dryer Report
Maytag compares it's newly designed washers and dryers to: Easy, Frigidaire, General Electric, Hamilton, Hotpoint, Kelvinator, Kenmore, Montgomery-Ward, Norge, Philco, Speed Queen, Westinghouse, and Whirlpool.

The purpose of this booklet is to better inform you of the comparison between Maytag and 13 other brands of automatic washers and dryers. It has been prepared from data supplied by the Maytag Product Testing Laboratory; every item and each statement has been checked for accuracy and validity by our Product Testing engineers.

Model changes often come at varying times during the year. We have made every attempt to give you the latest information available at the time of the printing of this booklet.

Automatic Washers & Dryers
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1966 32 15mb $8.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download How to use your Hamilton Automatic Dryer
Full owners manual and operating instructions packed with every 1959 Hamilton Gas Dryer.


Clothes Dryers
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Hamilton
1959 24 13mb $11.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download The Inside Story of the Tumbler Washer
Here is an issue of the Westinghouse Service Beacon that highlights the internal workings of the Westinghouse 3-Belt automatic washer. It covers in depth how exactly the washer drives both tumble wash and spin as well as adjustments to make to keep the washer running properly.


Automatic Washers
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