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KitchenAid 5 Series Top-Loading Dishwasher Parts Catalog


Published by KitchenAid in 1972-- Here is the complete parts list to all 5 series KitchenAid dishwashers. This includes illustrations of all parts and their part numbers necessary for doing a parts search on old, hard to find replacement parts.

Models include:
KDC-5 (Electra)
KDA-5 (Vari-Cycle)
KDW-5 (Vari-Cycle)

Number of Pages: 20
File Size: 8mb
Download Fee: $14.99

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Thumbnail Image of Download Westinghouse Laundromat Model LCC30 Owners Manual
Full Owners manual and use/care guide to Westinghouse Laundromat automatic home washer model LCC30.


Automatic Washers
Published by:
Westinghouse
1963 24 20mb $11.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Westinghouse Laundromat Model LLC30 Owners Manual
Full Owners manual and use/care guide to Westinghouse Laundromat automatic home washer model LLC30.


Automatic Washers
Published by:
Westinghouse
1963 24 21mb $11.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1954 Norge Automatic Washer and Dryer Brochures
Here are some beautiful sales literature brochures highlighting Norge's 1954 line of automatic washers, semi-automatic washers and clothes dryers. Suggested retail price list at end of file.

Models include:

Automatic washers: AW450, AW-425, AW-422SP, AW-410

Semi-Automatic washers: AW-405

Dryers: AG-730, AE-620, AG-710, AE-610.
Automatic Washers & Dryers
Published by:
Norge
1954 20 66mb $8.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Maytag Washer A702-A702S Owners Manual
Here is the complete owners manual and operating instructions packed with every Maytag A702/A702S (S is the suds-saver model) from the early 1960's.


Automatic Washers
Published by:
Maytag
1962 22 22mb $11.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Speed Queen Combination Washer-Dryer Facts Manual
Here is the very rare Facts Manual produced by Speed Queen when they introduced their Washer-Dryer combination machine to highlight all the features and conveniences of having one machine do both the washing and drying.


Combination Washer/Dryers
Published by:
Speed Queen
1962 16 36mb $8.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1955 Kelvinator Automatic Washer Owners Manual
Complete use/care guide and owners manual to Kelvinator Automatic washer model AW-2 and Semi-automatic washer model SW.


Automatic Washers
Published by:
Kelvinator
1955 32 30mb $11.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1965 General Electric Automatic Washer Operating Guide
Here is complete operating instructions and use/care guide to GE washer models WA-832A and WA-837A.


Automatic Washers
Published by:
General Electric
1965 26 51mb $11.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Brochure to the Very First Whirlpool Automatic Washer
Here is a wonderful brochure Whirlpool produced back in '47 when they introduced their very first automatic washer.


Automatic Washers
Published by:
Whirlpool
1947 12 38mb $11.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1950 Westinghouse Laundromat Brochure
Here is a beautiful brochure from Westinghouse showing off their new 1950 model Laundromat model L-5.


Automatic Washers
Published by:
Westinghouse
1950 16 42mb $8.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1957 Speed Queen Washer Operating Instructions and Brochure
Complete sales literature brochure as well the operating instruction guide to 1957 Speed Queen automatic washer models A18 and A19.


Automatic Washers
Published by:
Speed Queen
1957 8 23mb $11.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1987 Whirlpool Laundry Products Catalog
Here is a wonderful brochure highlighting the 1987 line of Whirlpool Washers and Dryers.

Models include washers: LA3400XS, LA4400XS LA5400XS, LA6300XS, LA5000XS, LA5300XS, LA5500XS, LA5700XS, LA6150XS, LA7700XS, LA3800XS, LA5380XS, LA5580XS, LA5800XS, LA7800XS, LABBOOXS, LA9800XS.

dryers:
LE/G2000XS, LE/G3000XS, LE/G5700XS, LE/G5800XS, LE/G6150XS, LE/G7800XS, LE/G9800XS.
Automatic Washers & Dryers
Published by:
Whirlpool
1987 24 67mb $14.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1960 Hotpoint Automatic Washer Brochures
Here are beuatiful brochures for the 1960 line of Hotpoint Automatic Washers. Models include:

LW090, LW070, LW060, LW050, LW0506, LW030, LW025.
Automatic Washers
Published by:
Hotpoint
1960 16 67mb $8.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1960 Hotpoint Dryer Brochures
Brochures highligting the 1960 line of Hotpoint clothes dryers.

Modes Include:

LC090, LB090, LB070, LB050, LB030
Clothes Dryers
Published by:
Hotpoint
1960 10 38mb $8.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1963 Pyrex Glassware Retail Catalog
Here is a wonderful and rare catalog of Pyrex-ware glass kitchen products. Products include:

Clear ovenware, Town & Country, Turquoise, Early American, Pink, Primary sets, Casseroles, Coffee pots, saucepans, double boilers, dishware and tumblers, salt/pepper shakers. Full retail price list included at end for all products.
Full Catalog
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Pyrex
1963 0 47mb $14.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1960 Hotpoint Cooking Appliances Brochures
Beautiful brochures highlighting the 1960 line of electric ranges, cooktops, built-in ovens and the Customline Crest line of ranges as well.

Models include:
RB75-A, RB65-A, RB45-A, RB18-A, RB15-A, RA-301, RA-101, CustomLine Crest RU75-A, RU45-A, RR25-A, RJ85-A, RJ65-A, RJ35-A, RJ34-A, RJ15-A, RL75-A, RJ77-A, RJ-76A,
Ranges/Stoves
Published by:
Hotpoint
1960 38 150mb $14.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1984 General Electric Washer Use and Care Book
Here is the complete owners manual and use/care guide to GE Automatic Washer model WWA8364V.


Automatic Washers
Published by:
General Electric
1984 32 63mb $11.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1962 General Electric Washers and Dryers Brochures
Here are beautiful brochures for the 1962 line of GE automatic washers, combination washer/dryers, utility sink washer and dryers.

High resolution scan of 600dpi for crisp Images and full specifications included.

Models include...
Washers: WA-1050W, WA-950W, WA-850W, WA-750W, WA-650W, WA-550W
Dryers: DA-1020W, DA-920W, DA-820W, DA-720W, DA-620W, DA-520W
Utility/Sink Washer: WB2050W
Undercounter Dryer: DU2020W
Combination Washer/Dryers: WD-860W, WD-560W
Automatic Washers & Dryers
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General Electric
1962 32 149mb $14.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download GE Pull-Out Dishwasher Operating Guide
Here is the complete owners manual and operating use/care instructions to 1962 General Electric pull-out built-in dishwashers models: SU66 and SU60.


Dishwashers
Published by:
General Electric
1962 24 35mb $11.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1962 General Electric Range-Oven Brochures
Here are beautiful brochures for the 1962 line of GE free standing electric ranges and cooking appliances, including the Americana models!


High resolution scan of 600dpi for crisp Images and full specifications included.

Models include...
J790W, J792W, J760W, J762W, J791W, J761W, J763W, J408W, J750W, J304W, J404W, J303W, J403W, J406W, J402W, J302W, J400W, J401W, J301W, J299W.

Also included is the planning dimensions book the Americana model J790W.
Ranges/Stoves
Published by:
General Electric
1962 0 150mb $14.99
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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
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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
Published by:
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
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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
Published by:
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 1973 Allied National Vacuum Cleaner Parts and Accessories Catalog
Here is a great reference guide for any vintage vacuum cleaner collector. It is the complete Allied National Vacuum Cleaner Parts Catalog.

Sections include:
Super Sweep Commercial Upright Vacuum,
Rebuilt Kirby Vacuums,
Rebuilt Electrolux Vacuums,
Rebuilt Compact Vacuums,
Disposalbe Paper Bags - All leading brands,
Special Cases of Hoover Throw away bags,
Complete Cloth Bags for tank and canister,
Upright Cleaner Deluxe Dust Bags,
Deluxe Zipper Bag Conversion Units,
Original Cloth and Vinyl Bags,
Hoover Deluxe Outer Bags,
Rug Tool Brush Inserts,
Hoover Agitator Brush Inserts,
Floor Brush Bristle Inserts,
Motor Driven Floor Brushes,
Fit All Attachment Tools,
Rug Tools,
Rug and Floor Brush Combinations,
Shop Type Attachment Parts,
Wands,
Filter Queen Parts,
Front Hose Ends and Machine Ends,
Vacuum Cleaner Hose,
Belden Replacement Cord Sets,
Popular Electrolux Parts,
Miscelleanous Compact Parts,
Eureka Parts,
General Electric Vacuum Cleaner Parts and Attachments,
Hoover Parts,
Hoover Armatures and Fields,
Kirby Replacement Parts,
Rexair A, B, C and Rainbow D Parts,
Kingston Parts,
Regina Parts,
Royal Parts,
Lamb Motors,
Switches,
Bearing Plates,
Polisher Accessories,
Vacuum Cleaner Ball Bearings,
Carbon Brushes,
Belts,
Fans,
Filters,
Wheels,
Bumper Stock,
Handle Grips
Vacuum Cleaners
Published by:
Allied National
1973 55 40mb $12.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Kenmore's Very First Automatic Washer
This is one of my favorites. It is a Brochure available in Sears stores when they introduced their first automatic washer, in the late 1940's, produced of course by Whirlpool. The machine had no suspension system so it was necessary to bolt it to the floor or to a concrete block.

Also included is the complete owners manual and operating instruction to this machine.
Automatic Washers
Published by:
Kenmore
1948 26 14mb $11.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Your Bendix Launders Away While You're Away
Now this is super cool, it's a 1940 sales literature brochure for the new pre-war Bendix Automatic Home Laundry. This brochure introduces the new cabinet design and describes all the time saving features of owning a new fangled automatic washer! Beautiful graphics and images throughout, this brochure clearly shows the new era in the art of advertising that is to come.


Automatic Washers
Published by:
Bendix
1940 24 18mb $8.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Model WA750M Automatic Washer Service Manual
Here is the comprehensive service manual to GE's very first Filter-Flo automatic washer.


Automatic Washers
Published by:
General Electric
1955 48 28mb $12.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Philco Appliance Supervisor Magazine - August 1959
Here an issue of the monthly magazine provided to Philco dealers and servicemen on the latest information out of Philco Corporate on their appliances. In this issue they cover:

Special Philco Duomatic "M" models specifically for mobile homes.

Installation of the Philco "Supermarketer"

Operating the Automatic Surface Unit on Philco Ranges.
Miscellaneous
Published by:
Philco
1959 12 10mb $12.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Hotpoint Disposall Brochures
Beautiful brochures for the 1958 Hotpoint Disposall line.


Food Waste Disposers
Published by:
Hotpoint
1958 6 16mb $8.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1967 to 1970 General Electric Dishwasher Service Manual
Here is the comprehensive technical and service manual to all General Electric Dishwashers made from 1967 thru 1970.

Sections include Model Information, Service Procedures, Wiring Diagrams, Timer Increment Charts, Service Notes.

Also included is the service manual for 1967 to 1970 Food Waste Disposers.
Dishwashers
Published by:
General Electric
1970 195 123mb $12.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Kirby Vacuum Cleaner Motor Service Manual
Here is the comprehensive Kirby Vacuum Cleaner Motor service manual.

Sections include:
Index

Illustrated parts list

Checking motor unit

Headlight (Models 505 through 515)

Foot switch test and replacement (Models 505 through 512)

Foot switch test and replacement (Models 513 through 515)

Safety switch (Models 505 through 515)

Motor brush inspection and replacement (Models 505 through 515)

Motor unit major overhaul (Models 505 through 515)

Disassembly (Models 505 through 515)

Inspection and repair

Reassembly (Models 505 through 515)

Handle spring replacement (Models 505 through 515)

Handle lock replacement (Models 505 through 515)

Foot switch (Models 516 through current models)

Safety switch (Models 516 through current models)

Headlight (Models 516 through current models)

Motor brush inspection and replacement

(Models 516 through current models)

Motor unit major overhaul (Models 516 through current models)

Disassembly (Models 516 through current models)

Inspection and repair

Reassembly (Models 516 through current models)

Handle spring replacement (Models 516 through current models)

Handle lock replacement (Models 516 through current models)

Field Coil Installation - Model 519 and newer
Vacuum Cleaners
Published by:
Kirby
1972 39 26mb $12.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1962 Norge Dryer Operating Instructions
Here is the complete operating instruction card to Norge dryers, DE-G-200 and DG-G-220.


Clothes Dryers
Published by:
Norge
1962 4 2mb $11.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Beautiful 1956 ABC-O-Matic Clothes Dryer Brochures
Wonderful and whimsical brochures highlighting the 1956 line of ABC-O-Matic dryers, both gas and electric.


Clothes Dryers
Published by:
ABC-O-Matic
1956 12 12mb $8.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Automatic Washer Operating Instructions
Full operating instructions to GE washer model WA850A. Minor staining on this original document, but it is still clear and very ledgable.


Automatic Washers
Published by:
General Electric
1966 4 5mb $11.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1957 Spring-Summer Wards Catalog - Appliances
Here are the appliance pages from the spring and summer '57 Wards catalog. Appliances include: Gas Stoves, Electric Ranges, Sewing Machines, Automatic Washers and Dryers, Wringer washers, Ironers, Vacuum Cleaners, Refrigerator/Freezers, Roasters, Mixers, Electric Frypans, Coffee makers, toasters, etc.


Store Catalog Pages
Published by:
Montgomery Ward
1957 19 31mb $8.99
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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 1961 Hotpoint Surface Section Cooktop Brochures
Beautiful brochures for the entire 1961 line of Hotpoint Cooktops.


Ranges/Stoves
Published by:
Hotpoint
1961 10 28mb $8.99
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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 How to enjoy carefree washing with your new Frigidaire Automatic Washer
Full owners manual and operating instructions for the WO-65 Unimatic washer. This model is the very first Frigidaire washer with a rear control, produced from 1950 - 1951. It has two rinses as opposed to an overflow rinse.


Automatic Washers
Published by:
Frigidaire
1950 52 23mb $11.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download General Electric Service Manual for 1957 Electric Ranges
Here is the comprehensive service manual for all 1957 General Electric Electric Ranges. Sections include full specifications and features, adjustments and complete servicing information.


Ranges/Stoves
Published by:
General Electric
1957 40 22mb $14.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download The 1958 GM Frigidaire Refrigerator-Freezer Line
Wonderful brochure containing beautiful illustrations and full specifications highlighting the entire '58 line of Frigidaire refrigerators/freezers.


Refrigerators/Freezers
Published by:
Frigidaire
1958 18 27mb $8.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Maytag A606/A606S Automatic Washer Operating Instructions
Here is the complete operating instruction manual that was packed with every Maytag A606 and A606S Suds Saver Model Washer models in the late 60's.


Automatic Washers
Published by:
Maytag
1969 4 5mb $11.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download KitchenAid 5 Series Top-Loading Dishwasher Parts Catalog
Here is the complete parts list to all 5 series KitchenAid dishwashers. This includes illustrations of all parts and their part numbers necessary for doing a parts search on old, hard to find replacement parts.

Models include:

KDC-5 (Electra) KDA-5 (Vari-Cycle)
KDW-5 (Vari-Cycle)
Dishwashers
Published by:
KitchenAid
1972 20 8mb $14.99
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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
Published by:
Consumer Bulletin
1960 40 32mb $8.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download James Dishwasher Owners Manual
Here is the complete owners manual and operating instructions to all James Sweep-Flow Dishwashers from the early and mid 1950's. A fascinating look at the clear top see through dishwasher.


Dishwashers
Published by:
James
1952 20 11mb $11.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Important Tips on the Use and Care of your Frigidaire Washer
Here is a publication packed with every Frigidaire washer in the mid 1960's giving important tips on using your new washer. Sections include Laundering, Charts, Special Information and Service.


Automatic Washers
Published by:
Frigidaire
1966 12 12mb $11.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1950 Westinghouse Laundromat Automatic Washer Owners Manual
Complete owners manual and operating instructions to Westinghouse Laundromat washers models L-5 and RL-1.


Automatic Washers
Published by:
Westinghouse
1950 44 28mb $11.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1952-1955 Hotpoint Dishwasher Service Manual
Here is a comprehensive service manual for all Hotpoint dishwashers from '52 to '55.


Dishwashers
Published by:
Hotpoint
1955 44 34mb $12.99

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