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#15476 - 10/18/02 01:39 PM Old Books and New Books
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Somewhere in one of the areas here at ECN, Joe Tedesco posted a thread (or threads) regarding Old Electrical Books.

I do not remember where, so for the enjoyment of all I shall post a few pix of Old Electrical based Books, along with some pix of more modern books I have (just for the heck of it and see what takes off).

Below are Zee Pictures!...



1-1: Overhead View Of Some Old Technical Books.



1-2: Front Left Book = Los Angeles City Electrical Code - 1968 Edition,
Front Center Book = 1971 NEC - Cover is Missing In Action,
Front Right Book = Commercial Law - circa 1950's.



1-3: (Left) Radio Handbook - circa 1960's,
(Right) Radio Amature's Handbook - 1969



1-4: (left) Electrical Drafting and Designing Handbook - circa 1950's,
(Right) AC Motor Controls Handbook - circa 1970's



1-5: Practical Electricity - 1928

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#15477 - 10/18/02 01:41 PM Re: Old Books and New Books
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Next are some much more current Books!



2-1: Electro-Geek Type Books!



2-2: Computer Geek Type Books!



2-3: Net Geek Type Books!



2-4: A Few Books Covering More Simpler Subjects

Scott S.E.T. 10/18/2002
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#15478 - 10/18/02 01:53 PM Re: Old Books and New Books
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Hey, Does anyone remember those old radio shack play kits that you could make lie detectors, simple radios,alarms, etc ? I had one, I loved that thing. It had spring type connectors all over a circuit board and color coded wires and "color by number" instructions. Man that was cool Probably had a liability issue with those
Those were the days those chemistry sets were cool, Loved to make the beakers explode with baking soda /chloride
he he. sorry , the motherboard on the wall brought back memories.
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#15479 - 10/18/02 07:55 PM Re: Old Books and New Books
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The ARRL Radio Amateur’s Handbooks were a great way to learn about electronics living in a rural area. I had two ['64 and '76] that were bought the when the new {full-price} editions hit the rack. The year-old books were a lot more affordable.

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#15480 - 10/19/02 04:26 AM Re: Old Books and New Books
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Loove old books, Have a few of them myself. I have my grandfather's electrical training books from when he started with the Pennsylvania railroad.
Swb, yup, remember it well, I'll remember it better when I dig it out of the attic so my sons'can play with it.
TW

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#15481 - 10/19/02 08:00 PM Re: Old Books and New Books
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Scott, So you like quantum mechanics?
curious what you think about the stuff going on over at WWW.blacklightpower.com

Glenn

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#15482 - 10/20/02 03:09 AM Re: Old Books and New Books
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Got into Quantum Mechanics after learning the basics of Light (Electromag Radiation) back around 1996. Haven't really been studying it much lately.
I'll check the link out later.

Sean WB,
That's actually an old Video Adapter [Video Card] on the wall, not a Motherboard. It's almost the size of an AL440 BX board!
It came from an old Bunker/Ramo Controller - like the 4702 Controllers used on IBM System 4700.

That sucker had the biggest linear power supply! Not an SMPS, but an actual descrite/ individual component and brute force power supply!
The Transformer was huge!!! Multicoils and Multi Taps! Arrays of filter Caps and chokes. Big 'Ol Diodes on Big 'Ol heat sinks! Big 'Ol Voltage Regulators in "T 0" packages on Big 'Ol heat sinks!
Everything in this case was BIG!

Bjarney,
I love how much technical information these books have! Great electronics references, plus many AC formulas!

Scott S.E.T.
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#15483 - 10/20/02 06:50 AM Re: Old Books and New Books
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Scott,

I noticed your "Upgrading and Repairing PCs". I've got a version 5, Lots of great info in that. My version came with a CD with a collection of info on peripheral cards with diagrams and jumper settings, etc. I found it very helpful in building Systems from misc. spare and salvaged parts. Do the later versions come with this CD?

Bill

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#15484 - 10/20/02 01:23 PM Re: Old Books and New Books
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I have boxes full of old technical books. The ARRL handbooks (and the RSGB counterparts in Britain) really are packed with useful radio informattion.

I still have hundreds of monthly journals I bought back in the 1970s when I was eager to read everything I could lay my hands on, plus dozens more from the 1950s/1960s that I've inherited and picked up at rummage sales.

Always makes for great reading!

By the way, what happened to the planned Nostalgia area???



[This message has been edited by pauluk (edited 10-20-2002).]

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#15485 - 10/22/02 05:04 AM Re: Old Books and New Books
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Bill,

I have Versions 9 and 10, which both included the CD-ROM of misc. applications, scripts, administration tools and etc. as Shareware and / or Public Domain.

The one in the image is Version 10

Began with the same version 5, which has been handed down many moons ago!

Scott. s.e.t.
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