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Ugly's #23435
03/17/03 09:30 PM
03/17/03 09:30 PM
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Nick  Offline OP
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I just dug out my Ugly’s Electrical References book that I had been looking for and my Wife wanted to know why it’s named Ugly’s. (She always laughs at it) Does anyone know where the strange name came from!?

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03/18/03 01:06 AM
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There used to be an electricain who always had notes or quick look-ups to the most terms, formulas, tables, NEC ....etc. so he kept a notepad/notbook with all this info in it. However, it was never organized and it was all handwritten and all his co-workers were refering to his notes. so he decided to use his notbook/notpad and make a fortune out of it.
And since it was never organized he called his yellow book UGLY'S.
I beleive that's where the name came from.

Edward


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Edward

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