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Subject: Re: Anyone else collect old engineering books?
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Date: Wed, 13 Nov 2002 17:39:15 GMT
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"RP Henry" wrote in message
> Mark Fergerson wrote:
> > Mike wrote:
> > >
> > > Do any other engineers here collect old electrical engineering books?
> > > particular specialties (radio, power, circuit analysis, etc)? What do
> > > use them for?
> > Absolutely. I do it for the same
> > reasons others mention; the clarity of
> > exposition of fundamentals, the sheer
> > art of the drawings, and the historical
> > factor.
> > > I started collecting old electrical engineering texts a few years ago,
> > > mostly radio and circuit analysis books. Among others, these are
> > > interesting:
> > I am _terribly_ envious!
> > I've got (at hand):
> > Knowlton, "Standard Handbook For
> > Electrical Engineers" 1948 ed.
> > Marks "Mechanical Engineer's Handbook"
> > 1951 ed (with lots of electrical stuff)
> > Assorted WWII electronic and radar
> > military manuals (amazingly useful
> > still)
> > and lots of others out in the shop
> > (where they get used) as well as a
> > couple of CRC's and well-fondled ARRL
> > handbooks. Oh, and a recent print of
> > Tesla's "inventions, researches and
> > writings".
> > Like many others here, I look for them
> > almost reflexively at used-bookstores
> > and yard sales. Sellers rarely know what
> > they have, fortunately.
> On my watch list is any volume of the MIT Radiation Lab series. A
> description from the history site
> "MIT Radiation Laboratory Series, edited by Louis N. Ridenour, is an
> technical documentation of RadLab projects in 28 volumes with an index.
> The series is
> out of print, but is available at many scientific reference libraries
> including the RLE
> Document Room."
> I saw a complete set once in a Navy library, and I have a couple of
> volumes acquired over the years in booksales and such.
They often appear on Ebay. The going price for the volumes I've seen is
around $25 each. If the people in this group start watching, though, that
could go up...
-- Mike --