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Post# 1017888   12/13/2018 at 16:34 (539 days old) by lowefficiency (Iowa)        

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I was browsing the Automatic Ephemera yesterday, and had an idea that I thought I would put forward.

As it is, the Automatic Ephemera is an incredible and growing collection of documentation made available, but as there will always be rare or long-lost items that are not (yet) included, or even perhaps known, historical archives like this will always be incomplete...

Has it ever been considered to add a complementary reference section which details or describes the manuals, literature, etc, which are *NOT* in the Automatic Ephemera?

There are quite a few angles to this quest, for example:
* Companies for which there is no literature available at all (eg: Eden Washer Corp, Seeburg, etc)
* Machines known to exist but for which no literature is available
* Literature in the Ephemera which is present but incomplete (missing/damaged pages, etc)
* Literature of any kind which is know to exist but is not in the Ephemera
* Periodic literature for which date ranges may or may not be present (monthly service bulletins, etc)
* Information which is already in the Ephemera but has multiple revisions (eg: the Maytag Halo-of-Heat service manual, which has the 1972 revision included, but was updated in 1975)
* Any out-of-print literature that is already in-hand, but for which the appropriate permissions could not be obtained to include scans (copyrights, etc), or has not yet fallen into public domain
* Links to current publications, available for purchase elsewhere, which are useful in the context of appliance research/repair
* "Redirects" for information that might be found elsewhere under different names (example: the wide range of other-company machines made by Beam/Franklin)
* Specific literature members are searching for (a "Most Wanted" page?)
* Errata and other member-contributed updates or corrections to complement available literature

Just an idea for consideration.

Post# 1017890 , Reply# 1   12/13/2018 at 16:50 (539 days old) by turquoisedude (Ogden & St-Liboire (where??), QC, Canada)        

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Point 8 regarding links to publications available for purchase elsewhere is already somewhat covered by the Shopper's Square forum. Members who find manuals, ads, literature, about machines of interest will often post links to eBay auctions and other on-line classified type ads.

Post# 1018105 , Reply# 2   12/15/2018 at 11:53 (537 days old) by Unimatic1140 (Minneapolis)        

Hi Dave, thank you for your suggestions! I have a wish-list of possible additions to all three websites, so I will for sure add your items to the list. Some of them could be a possibility at some point when I have some spare time to add features.

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