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Old books #28476
08/20/03 07:13 AM
08/20/03 07:13 AM
pauluk  Offline OP
Joined: Aug 2001
Posts: 7,520
Norfolk, England
I love collecting old technical books. I just won this one on eBay:

Fractional HP Motors & Repair, 1960 book

Work Gear for Electricians and the Trades
Re: Old books #28477
08/23/03 09:53 PM
08/23/03 09:53 PM
Pinemarten  Offline
Joined: Aug 2003
Posts: 123
Edmonton, AB, Canada
I have one you may be interested in.
"An Anthology of Philips Research 1891- 1966"
476 pages, 12" x 12" approx., many nice photos(B+W only). The spine has fallen apart but it has all pages with no damage or marks.
I got it years ago for $.10CDN at a UBC book sale and I am using it for a mousepad right now.

[This message has been edited by Pinemarten (edited 08-23-2003).]

Re: Old books #28478
08/23/03 11:06 PM
08/23/03 11:06 PM
classicsat  Offline
Joined: Nov 2002
Posts: 456
At one time in the 80s, I had a catalog from an elecrical supply house , early 1970s vintage.

Re: Old books #28479
08/24/03 06:53 AM
08/24/03 06:53 AM
electure  Offline

Joined: Dec 2000
Posts: 4,264
Fullerton, CA USA
As a fellow lover of old electrical books, let me congratulate you! I've got one from Bodine Electrical Motors, about the same era.
Didn't it cost you more for shipping than it did to purchase the book?...S

Re: Old books #28480
08/27/03 11:26 AM
08/27/03 11:26 AM
pauluk  Offline OP
Joined: Aug 2001
Posts: 7,520
Norfolk, England
Yes -- $4.95 for the book and $9 postage to England!

It arrived yesterday. I'll read it right through when I get a chance.

Re: Old books #28481
08/27/03 12:48 PM
08/27/03 12:48 PM
rmiell  Offline
Joined: Nov 2000
Posts: 242
La Junta, Co. USA
I like old books too! My pride and joy is a 1923 Los Angeles Wiremans Handbook. It has NEC rules along with LA rules, and a bunch of formulas and diagrams. It is the size that most "pocket" books are now. I will email Bill a poster from the inside of it, so he can post it here. Pretty neat stuff.

I also found a 1893 "Farmer's Pocket Companion" by John Deere Plow Co., which is a catalog of plows, as well as monthly memorandum pages. That's right, I said 1893, not 1993. that makes it 110 years old this year. Wouldn't you know it, it was published by "Plowman Publishing Comapny"

Rick Miell


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