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From: "John Jardine"
Subject: Re: Anyone else collect old engineering books?
Date: Tue, 12 Nov 2002 21:58:44 -0000
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Gibbo wrote in message
> I have a mint copy of "The Electrical Encyclopedia" by Stubbs. 4 parts.
> I worship it. It has information in it that simply is not in later books.
> I'm not sure of the date (it's not marked anywhere in it). Valves (tubes)
> appear often. Diagrams are true engineering drawings complete with
> lines. "Plates" (photos) are all B/W.
> The whole set of books is real "traditional old english"... extra notes
> in containing words such as "Erratum".
> Anyone got any idea of it's age ? I know it's not ancient and of any value
> I just love the set. One clue is the following paragraph...
> "Rectifiers of this electrolytic type, e.g. the Nodin Valve are however,
> largely obsolete, and have been replaced by rectifiers of the so called
> type." It then goes on to describe the copper oxide rectifier.
> Must be someone here who knows when this happened ?
Also got those 4 volumes. Marvellous reading!. I never found a precise date
either, reckoned it was about 1935-40. Look at the workers clothes and type
of conduit on the photos opposite Vol 1 page 288.
Does yours still smell from the odd material they covered the bindings
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