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Post# 933330   4/19/2017 at 09:16 by Unimatic1140 (Minneapolis)        

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The April 1958 issue of Electrical Merchandising hit the newsstands, and 59 years later it's now been archived to the Ephemera Library for anyone who would like to read it...

Post# 933341 , Reply# 1   4/19/2017 at 10:38 by Michaelman2 (Atlanta, GA)        

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This is so cool, thanks for the share.

Post# 933350 , Reply# 2   4/19/2017 at 11:24 by 48bencix (Sacramento CA)        
Old Consumer Reports

This site used to have old 1950's Consumer Reports Magazines. Or maybe they are still there somewhere. Were they removed? Copyright problem? I wanted to look up old reviews of 1950's machines including the prices. That bolt down Kenmore was in one of the issues as was the Maytag AMP and Bendix.

Thanks, Martin

Post# 933377 , Reply# 3   4/19/2017 at 13:20 by Unimatic1140 (Minneapolis)        

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Thanks Michael!

Hey Martin, as for the Consumer Reports, yes there are copyright issues with that. I am working with them to see if I can get permission to upload articles to the Ephemera Library. I got permission from old owners of Consumer Bulletin however a while back to scan their old issues. They were a competitor of Consumer Reports for decades. See the link below, lots of great issues and more to come...


Post# 933410 , Reply# 4   4/19/2017 at 18:22 by cuffs054 (GA)        

I didn't realize you had "Consumer Bulletin". I got those for years and loved them. You do a great job of keeping us "in the know"!

Post# 933453 , Reply# 5   4/19/2017 at 23:07 by peteski50 (New York)        
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Robert this is such great reading. Thank you, I just cant put this stuff down!
I saw some interesting things like the Stiglitz gas dryer page 82 and the Fowler electric top load dryer page 100. Does anyone have info and specs on this stuff?

Post# 933688 , Reply# 6   4/21/2017 at 10:21 by 48bencix (Sacramento CA)        
Old Consumer Reports


Thanks for answering regarding Consumer Reports. I wanted to check the accuracy of my brain in thinking the articles used to be here. I will check the Consumer Bulletins, they look like fun. Martin

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