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Just a "fun" topic... I have a 1940 and 1956, wish I had a 1920 or better. thumbs

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Nick,

I have all my NEC's from 1975 until present, plus a friend of mine gave me some old NEC's. I have a 1962, 1956, 1947, 1933 and a 1922 City of Elizabeth Code here in NJ.

I believe Joe T has a large collection of old NEC's.

BTW, back then they were called ,"National Board of Fire Underwriters."

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Nick,

Just another thought, the 1933 NEC was only 304 pages long.
There were articels and sections in the book. Article 1 was definitions.

If anyone is interested, I will go through the book and list the articles and sections.

The 1962 book looks more like the modern code book that we are use to. with sec. 250 is grounding and 310 is wire conductors, etc.

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I sure dont but wirking on it. I know a guy who's colkection goes back to 1955


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What is the oldest code book ever written in the USA, or elsewhere? Some insurance company, city or state or maybe the feds must have said "Electricity is quite useful, and we want people to have it, but we've been getting too many fires and shocks. We need a code, and an electrician licensing board"... In the 1890's?

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That was the one page code written by the New York board of fire underwriters. Joe T used to send people a copy on faux parchment "certificate" paper.
I may still have one around here.


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1894 or 1896. I have a .pdf copy of it. It's like 60 pages


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Greg,

Yeah, I had one of Joe T's 1 page codes. That was when things were simple right? smile

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I lost a few 50s & 60s from Sandy. Oldest now is a '75 in the office.

I have a 1980 copy of the NJ UCC, 2 'booklets', now that is when it was what I call an 'easy read'!!


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75 was the first code I bought. It was cheap enough in those days that it was an impulse buy item on the supply house counter.


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