Publisher: Gates Rubber Co., Denver, Colorado
ISBN: Predates ISBN
Weíve seen these for agricultural and automobile belts; this is the first weíve seen of the GATES BELT GUIDE FOR REFRIGERATORS, WASHING MACHINES, STOKERS AND OIL BURNERS, WATER PUMPS, WOODWORKING AND OTHER MACHINES. The 144-page softcover book was published in 1939 by the Gates Rubber Co., Denver, Colorado.
Listing consumer net prices, and including numerous ads for these and other Gates products, the book includes some domestic and commercial product names we havenít heard in ages.
There are Adams-Campbell, Absopure, Apex, Atwater Kent, Carrier-Brunswick, California Electric, Crosley, and Fairbanks-Morse refrigerators, as well as more common names such as Frigidaire, Fedders, General Electric, Halsey, Gibson, Hotpoint and others.
Washing machine manufacturers include the usual Bendix, Speed Queen (then Barlow & Seelig), Kelvinator, Kenmore, Montgomery Ward, Maytag and Westinghouse, as well as those by Airplane, Aladdin, Cloverleaf, Cyclone, Dexter, Dutch Maid, Happy Day, Hiawatha and more!
Even other now-antique names (as well as some modern ones) fill the pages for water pumps, beer pumps, stokers, oil burners, furnace blowers, wood working and other machines.
The belts are listed by manufacturer name, by belt number, by belt length and in an interchange list. Itís an extensive list Ė and seems to provide valuable reference information for anyone who is restoring or collecting such machines. Thumb guides index the book.
Condition of the book is Good+ with some soil on the outside. A few inside pages have small dogears on the corners, but all are clean, crisp and easily read. Itís a great one! (4649)