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Electrohome fonds.
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Research : Phonola advertisement.

File consists of a photocopy of a Phonola advertisement from Canadian Magazine Advertiser, and a photocopy of a page from an unidentified publication of a picture of King Edward VII and King George V.

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Records.

File consists of 30 gramophone records, including seven Phonola records. Some of the records were probably used for in-store phonograph demonstrations and some were used for advertising purposes. Includes 17.5 cm, 25 cm, and 30 cm (7", 10", and 12") records of the following labels: Phonola, Parlophon-Record, His Majesty's Voice Victor, RCA Victor Red Seal, Odeon, Arrow, Okeh, Apex, Favorite Record, Beka-Meister Record, United Artists, Columbia, and Capitol. Some records were produced for Electrohome by Colombia.

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Camera.

File consists of a No.2A Brownie camera, model B, from the Eastman Kodak Co.

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Pollock-Welker Limited : share certificates.

File consists of a share certificate book for Pollock-Welker Limited. Contains share certificates issued, cancelled, and transferred between 1925 and 1936, and blank share certificates.

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Research : Helycon motors.

File consists of material relating to Helycon motors, manufactured by Pollock-Welker Limited. Includes an advertisement and a component parts list, which includes pictures of each part.

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Radio : service manuals.

File consists of 11 service manual and part lists for various models of superheterodyne receivers. Manuals include parts price lists. Some manuals are stamped "Grimes Radio Corporation Limited".
Model numbers include: 3A61, 3A62 40, 40-A (8 tube) 452 (5 tube) 455, 456 (5 tube) 465 (6 tube) 273-1, 273-2; 274-1, 274-2 (7 tube) 2123, 2124 (12 tube) 2B93, 2B94 (9 tube) 273-1, 273-2; 274-1, 274-2 (7 tube) 293-294 (9 tube)
*2B63, 2B64 (6 tube)

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Ledger.

File consists of a ledger kept between 1925 and 1931.

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Phonola Company of Canada Limited.

File consists of a leather-bound volume containing the minutes of meetings of the directors and of the shareholders of Phonola Company of Canada Limited from 1917 to 1931. The minutes are glued to the pages of the notebook. File also includes a meeting notice, a form appointing Arthur B. Pollock as proxy for the Royal Bank of Canada, and two letters, one addressed to Clement & Clement Barristers &c. (Kitchener, ON) and one addressed to Arthur B. Pollock.

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Dominion Electrohome Industries Limited : applications for stock subscriptions.

File consists of signed applications for 9% class "A" cumulative, redeemable, preferred shares of Dominion Electrohome Industries Limited (Electrohome). File also includes a certificate to the purchaser of shares in the company signed by Arthur B. Pollock and Carl A. Pollock, and a typed (carbon copy) of page of information about the company's incorporation, capitalization, and officers and directors.

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Estimated value of goods : February, 1934.

File consists of material relating to a statement submitted to the Royal Bank of Canada regarding the estimated value of goods at Electrohome as of February, 1934, for the purpose of securing advances. Includes lists of customers' orders on hand (carbon copy), statements of expenses and assets (carbon copy), ms. notes, and forms for the Royal Bank of Canada.

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Radio wiring : diagrams and notes.

File consists of material relating to the design and production of radio receivers. Includes 35 blueprints of wiring diagrams, typed descriptions of the diagrams, and typed parts lists.

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Grimes Radio Corporation Limited : share certificates.

File consists of a share certificate book for the Grimes Radio Corporation Limited. Contains share certificates issued and transferred between 1925 and 1935, and blank share certificates. File also includes ms. notes and blank copies of a statement about the transfer of shares to Arthur B. Pollock.

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Serenader : radio.

File consists of advertising material for Serenader radios, in the form of small leaflets including price information. Serenader was a private trade label for Simpsons's.

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Pollock-Welker Limited.

File consists of a leather-bound volume containing the minutes of meetings of the directors and of the shareholders of Pollock-Welker Limited from its incorporation in 1925 to the surrender of the company's charter in 1936. The minutes are glued to the pages of the notebook.

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Offer to purchase land.

File consists of a signed offer by Dominion Electrohome Industries Limited to purchase the land and the associated plants and machinery of Malcolm & Hill Limited in Kitchener from The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company.

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10" fan development : blueprint.

File consists of a graph relating to the development of a 10-inch diameter fan blade. Graph depicts the maximum watts consumed by the fan and the free air flow.

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Research : humidifier patent.

File consists of a patent (carbon copy) with specifications and a technical drawing for a humidifier, invented by Carl A. Pollock.

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Research : motors and air conditioners.

File consists of material relating to motors and air conditioners. Includes advertisements and the text of a manual from the U.S. Air Conditioning Corporation, correspondence with companies that manufacture motors, an article reprint, and photocopied competitor radio advertisements.

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Grimes Radio Corporation Limited : incorporation and directors' meeting minutes.

File consists of a leather-bound volume containing material relating to the incorporation of the Grimes Radio Corporation Limited and the Board of Directors. Includes carbon copies of the charter and the by-laws, minutes of meetings of the directors and of the shareholders from incorporation in 1925 to the surrender of the company's charter in 1939, and registers of directors and shareholders. File also includes an original, sealed copy of the letters patent. Some material is glued to the pages of the volume.

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Plant processes : photograph cutlines.

File consists of four typed leaves containing descriptions of photographs of various activities in different plants. Descriptions appear to have been prepared for public relations purposes.

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Appliances : air conditioner (humidifier) manuals.

File consists of five leaflets containing operating instructions for Electrohome portable air conditioners (humidifiers), and one leaflet containing operating instructions for the Marvel-aire unit from General Electric. File also includes two warranty cards for Electrohome portable air conditioners.

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Radio : service manuals and parts lists (file 1 of 2).

File consists of service manual and parts lists for radio receivers, produced by Dominion Electrohome Industries Limited. Manuals include specifications, technical diagrams, parts lists (including prices), and operating instructions. Each manual applies to one model but may include several series of that model.

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Appliances : humidifier leaflets.

File consists of a small leaflet advertising Electrohome humidifiers, including price information, and a leaflet advertising Maid-O'-Mist humidifiers.

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Air conditioners (humidifiers).

File consists of material relating to the manufacture and sale of Electrohome air conditioners (humidifiers) and fans, some for General Electric. Includes memoranda and correspondence to and from Carl A. Pollock; sales specifications, product literature, and other material.

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Radio : Electrohome radios, 1935-1941 : service manuals and parts price lists, continued.

File consists of service manuals and parts lists for radio receivers, produced by Dominion Electrohome Industries Limited. Service manuals include specifications, technical diagrams, parts lists (including prices), and operating instructions. Each manual applies to one model but may include several series of that model.

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Research : air conditioner design and advertising.

File consists of material relating to the design and advertisement of Electrohome air conditioners (humidifiers). Includes dealer advertisements, a memorandum, and hand-drawn sketches of air conditioner units. File also includes a photograph of an in-store display of fan heaters.

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Research : radio : Phonola advertisements.

File consists of advertising material relating to Phonola products, as well as products manufactured by Pollock-Welker Ltd. (including Pulwel phonographs and Helycon motors) and the Grimes Radio Corporation. Includes advertisements, fold-out brochures, catalogues and other product literature, photocopied advertisements from the Canadian Music Trades Journal, and other photocopied material.

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Research : radio : sales information.

File consists of material relating to sales for Phonola radios and Electrohome air conditioners (humidifiers) and fans. Includes product literature, warranty and service policies, leaflets about advertising and sales, advertising proofs, and other material.

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Radio : Electrohome radios, 1935-1941 : service manuals and parts price lists.

File consists of service manuals and parts lists for radio receivers, produced by Dominion Electrohome Industries Limited. Service manuals include specifications, technical diagrams, parts lists (including prices), and operating instructions. Each manual applies to one model but may include several series of that model. File also includes typed index of manuals included in File 2471 and File 2472 and lists of radio receiver model numbers with their chassis numbers and model names.

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Research : old legal documents.

File consists of photocopied material relating to the history of The Phonola Company of Canada Limited, Grimes Radio Corporation Limited, and Pollock-Welker Limited. Includes photocopies of financial reports, legal documents, and correspondence.

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Research : radio : sales manual.

File consists of material relating to sales and service for Phonola radios and Electrohome air conditioners (humidifiers) and fans. Includes single-sheet advertisments, price lists, warranty and service policies and manuals, booklets and leaflets about advertising and sales, dealer advertisements, and other material. Material is divided by the following tabs: Models, Prices, Advertising, Service, and Miscellaneous.

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Radio Production Alliance.

File consists of material relating to the formation and operations of the Radio Production Alliance and the securing of contracts from the Department of National Defense for the production of radio equipment during World War II. Includes carbon copies of correspondence and memoranda, ms. notes, one technical drawing, and other documents. Correspondence is among the members of the Alliance, and with the Department of National Defense, Department of Munitions and Supply, and the Royal Canadian Air Force. File probably belonged to Carl A. Pollock.

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Telephone receiver cover : diagram.

File consists of a diagram of a telephone receiver cover (part no. B-2694) reprinted on photographic paper, with the original date of 1942. Drawing includes note: "for approval of Dept. of National Defence for air R.C.A.F. ref. no. 10A/4286 type C4".

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Production councils : minutes.

File consists of copies of minutes for meetings of production councils from three divisions of Electrohome. Includes minutes for 40 meetings of the production council (also called "works council") for Plant #2 (later referred to as Metal Products Division), minutes for 16 meetings of the production council for the Woodworking Division, and minutes for 13 meetings of the production council for the Radio and Communications Division. Minutes are annotated "Mr. C.A. Pollock". File also includes one page of ms. notes by Carl A. Pollock.

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Sparks and Chips : 1943.

File consists of the employee newsletter Sparks and Chips from 1943. Includes five issues: vol. 1 no. 7, 20, and 26, and vol. 2 no. 1 and 2.

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Canadian Aircraft Workers' Association.

File consists of material relating to the Canadian Aircraft Workers' Association (C.A.W.A.) and its local at Electrohome. Includes issues of the C.A.W.A. newsletter Aircraft Worker (volume 1, issues [1]-5, 7-11), fliers, applications for membership in the association, and a pamphlet entitled Representations of the Canadian manufactuers' Association to the National War Labour Board.

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Fiscal year end statements, beginning 1939.

File consists of year-end financial statements for Dominion Electrohome Industries Limited that include balance sheets and operating reports. Includes six statements plus a carbon copy of one statement.

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Miscellaneous statements.

File consists of miscellaneous financial statements for Dominion Electrohome Industries Limited from 1944. Includes a statement of income, a business forecast, a statement of canteen operations, and ms. notes.

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Manual and instructions : wartime signal equipment.

File consists of material relating to aircraft intercommunication equipment and a wireless radio set produced by Electrohome for the Royal Canadian Air Force and the Department of Munitions and Supply. Includes a manual for the signal equipment and condensed operating instructions for the wireless set. Both booklets include fold-out technical diagrams and one includes a fold-out blueprint.

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Sparks and Chips : 1944.

File consists of the employee newsletter Sparks and Chips from 1944. Includes 15 issues: vol. 2, no. 8-15, 19, 20-22 and 24-26.

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Line profit position : May 1, 1938 - April 30, 1944.

File consists of 56 monthly line profit position statements for Dominion Electrohome Industries Limited, indicating profit or loss for the radio, woodworking, and metal products divisions. Not every month is represented.

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Line profit position forecast.

File consists of three copies of a line profit position forecast and two copies of a sales budget for Dominion Electrohome Industries Limited for May to October, 1944. File also includes a memorandum and ms. notes.

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12-months post-war period commercial business : budget.

File consists of a budget for the 12-month post-war period for Electrohome's commercial business, based on the fiscal year 1939-1940 with increases in percentages. Budgets contain annotations, possibly by Carl A. Pollock.

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Sparks and Chips : 1945.

File consists of the employee newsletter Sparks and Chips from 1945. Includes eight issues: vol. 2 no. 27, and vol. 3 no. 2, 4-6, 11, 16 and 17.

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Financial statements beginning June 1935 (file 2 of 2).

File consists of monthly financial statements for Dominion Electrohome Industries Limited that include the balance sheet and a statement of trading, profit and loss, and surplus account. Includes 105 statements and ms. notes. Some monthly statements are missing for some years.

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How to prepare an employee's handbook.

File consists of a manual on employee orientation practices and the preparation of an employee's handbook. Manual was produced by the National Foremen's Institute, Inc. (Deep River, CT) and is divided by the following tabs: Introduction, Company history, The employee's job, Legislation, Company policies, Preparation, and then the letters A to Z. Brochures advertising other industrial relations publications found in pocket on back of binder.

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Financial statements beginning June 1935 (file 1 of 2).

File consists of monthly financial statements for Dominion Electrohome Industries Limited that include the balance sheet and a statement of trading, profit and loss, and surplus account. Includes 105 statements and ms. notes. Some monthly statements are missing for some years.

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Sparks and Chips : 1946.

File consists the employee newsletter Sparks and Chips from 1946. Includes vol. 4 no. 3, and two photocopies of vol. 4 no. 1.

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50th anniversary : photographs.

File consists of 62 photographs taken during Electrohome's 50th anniversary celebrations. Includes photographs of the anniversary dinner, program, and dance; a parade; and other events. Includes photographs of Carl A. Pollock giving speeches, singing, and posing with a cake. File may contain duplicates of some photographs.

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Sales and technical information : fans.

File consists of material relating to technical specifications and sales information for fans and their motors, and pricing for merchandise (including furniture and home entertainment products) manufactured for other stores. Includes product literature for fans; typed lists of prices, discounts, distributors, and agencies; memoranda and correspondence; four photographs of fans; and two blueprints of graphs relating to motor operations. Material is divided into the following tabs: Electrohome motor, Eaton's, Simpson's, Hudson's Bay, and Macleod's Limited (latter three tabs are empty).

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Operations : Wartime Production

Series consists of records relating to the involvement of Electrohome in the engineering and manufacture of products during WWII, including material relating to production councils from the company's three divisions (furniture and woodworking, radio and communications, and appliances and metal products), the Radio Production Alliance, the Canadian Aircraft Workers' Association, and contract renegotiation after the war. Includes photographs, correspondence, memoranda, meeting minutes, instruction manuals, ms. notes, technical drawings, and other material.

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40th anniversary : advertising.

File consists of material relating to the advertising and publicity for Electrohome's 40th anniversary celebrations. Includes press clippings and incoming and outgoing correspondence with W.E. Curry (Industrial Relations Manager).

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Research : radio : sales manual.

File consists of material relating to sales and service for Phonola radios and Electrohome air conditioners (humidifiers) and fans. Includes single-sheet advertisments, price lists, warranty and service policies, booklets and leaflets about advertising and sales, dealer advertisements, and other material. Material is divided by the following tabs: Models, Prices, Advertising, Service, and Miscellaneous.

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40th anniversary : photographs.

File consists of 31 photographs taken at Electrohome's 40th anniversary celebrations. Includes photographs of Arthur B. Pollock, his wife Racie (Boehmer), and Carl A. Pollock. File may contain duplicates of some photographs.

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40th anniversary : working file.

File consists of material relating to publicity, advertising, and industrial relations in connection with Electrohome's 40th anniversary dinner on April 24, 1947. Includes ephemera; memoranda; correspondence; ms. and typed notes regarding the dinner program, seating, and speeches; and two copies of the April 24, 1947, issue of the employee newsletter Sparks and Chips. File may have belonged to W.E. Curry (Industrial Relations Manager).

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Sparks and Chips : 1947.

File consists of the employee newsletter Sparks and Chips from 1947. Includes seven issues: vol. 6 no. 1-3, 5, 6, and 10, and a special 40th anniversary issue dated April 24, 1947.

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Memorandum : Dominion Electrohome Industries Limited and war business renegotiation.

File consists of a carbon copy of a memorandum regarding Electrohome and war business renegotiation. Memorandum contains detailed information about Electrohome's contribution to the war effort, including a breakdown of the war program by division and by year, and describes the process of contract negotiation and renegotiation.

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Sparks and Chips : 1948.

File consists of the employee newsletter Sparks and Chips from 1948. Includes eight issues: vol. 7 no. 1-7 and 9. Some issues are fragile.

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Speeches : World War II and post-war planning.

File consists of eight ms. and typed speeches, plus draft versions, written and presented by Carl A. Pollock at various events and meetings. Speeches are about post-war planning and reconstruction, range from 3 to 20 leaves, and most are in point form.

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Speeches : education.

File consists of five ms. and typed speeches, plus draft versions and duplicate copies, written and presented by Carl A. Pollock to various groups, including the Canadian Chamber of Commerce, the Canadian Education Association, and University of Toronto alumni. Speeches are about education from an industry perspective, range from 2 leaves to 14 pages, and most are in point form. File also includes a press clipping.

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CFCA-FM opening ceremonies : radio scripts.

File consists of material relating to the offical opening of CFCA-FM in Kitchener. Includes typed scripts for announcers, a radio drama, and commercials for the opening ceremonies; correspondence (some carbon copies); and ms.notes.

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Equipment produced during WWII : photographs (file 1 of 3).

File consists of photographs of the wireless set and the aircraft intercommunication equipment produced by Electrohome and the Radio Production Alliance during World War II. Includes photographs of the equipment's components and parts, and photographs of the equipment in various stages of assembly and from front, rear, top and bottom views. File also includes one photograph of a damaged plywood aircraft seat produced by Electrohome. Some photographs include description on verso.

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Equipment produced during WWII : photographs (file 3 of 3).

File consists of photographs of the wireless set and the aircraft intercommunication equipment produced by Electrohome and the Radio Production Alliance during World War II. Includes photographs of the equipment's components and parts, and photographs of the equipment in various stages of assembly and from front, rear, top and bottom views. File also includes one photograph of a damaged plywood aircraft seat produced by Electrohome. Some photographs include description on verso.

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Research : Horton-Electrohome appliances.

File consists of material relating to Electrohome's business venture with the Horton Manufacturing Company (Fort Wayne, IN). Includes memoranda, minutes of meetings of a committee formed to discuss the washing machine program, an issue of the company newsletter The Horton Pioneer containing an article about the partnership with Electrohome, and two photographs of a Horton-Electrohome portable ironer and a washing machine.

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Victory Bond advertisements.

File consists of three photographs depicting advertisements for Victory Bonds through Electrohome (two on billboards and one on a truck), a photograph of a display of products produced by Electrohome to support the war effort and promote victory bonds, and a photograph of an airplane in a field.

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Sparks and Chips : 1949.

File consists of the employee newsletter Sparks and Chips from 1949. Includes eight issues: vol. 8, January, March-April, May, June, July, August, September, and October. Some issues are fragile pages are separated.

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Electrohome foreman's manual.

File consists sections of the Electrohome foremen's manual (carbon copies). Some are drafts and have been edited. File includes multiple copies of some sections.

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Air conditioners.

File consists of four dealer advertisements for Electrohome portable air conditioners (humidifiers).

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