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Found old electronics catalogs
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Michael
2017-03-21 01:22:17 UTC
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Have boxes of old catalogs, Herbach and Rademan, electronics directories from the 80's. TRS 80 manuals books, etc. Philadelphia area, pickup only. Let me know of your interest.
Peter Wieck
2017-03-22 12:26:19 UTC
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Post by Michael
Have boxes of old catalogs, Herbach and Rademan, electronics directories from the 80's. TRS 80 manuals books, etc. Philadelphia area, pickup only. Let me know of your interest.
How are they packaged? If neatly packaged and free of mold and rot, I would be willing to take them to Kutztown in May and contribute them to the DVHRC Buy-It-Now table. There are collectors of this stuff. But the key is clean packaging as I have limited space and no tolerance for mold or rot - I take my wife's car to Kutztown (Volvo XC70) as it has much more carrying capacity than my little C-Max (and a roof rack for the camping stuff). So, I am careful what I carry.

I am in Melrose Park.

Peter Wieck
Melrose Park, PA
Michael A. Terrell
2017-03-22 18:41:36 UTC
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Have boxes of old catalogs, Herbach and Rademan, electronics directories from the 80's. TRS 80 manuals books, etc. Philadelphia area, pickup only. Let me know of your interest.
You should donate them to www.archive.org so that they can be
scanned and made available to everyone.
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They don't get mad.

They don't get even.

They go for over unity! ;-)
Michael Black
2017-03-24 14:54:23 UTC
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Post by Michael
Have boxes of old catalogs, Herbach and Rademan, electronics directories
from the 80's. TRS 80 manuals books, etc. Philadelphia area, pickup
only. Let me know of your interest.
You should donate them to www.archive.org so that they can be scanned and
made available to everyone.
Or perhaps that site that has scans of many old radio and electronic
magazines. I forget the URL. They have some catalogs there.

International Crystal is closting down in a few months, looks like the
owner wants to retire, but surely it's a much smaller business than when
every two way radio needed a pair of crystals per channel.

Anyway, I did find an early seventies ICM catalog. That sort of thing is
great to see again. I can't believe I didn't keep the one Lafayette
catalog I had, or the Olsen catalog, or even the local Etco Electronic
catalogs (well I have one, though the cover and outer pages disappeared a
long time ago).

Michael
Michael A. Terrell
2017-03-25 17:33:05 UTC
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Post by Michael
Have boxes of old catalogs, Herbach and Rademan, electronics
directories from the 80's. TRS 80 manuals books, etc. Philadelphia
area, pickup only. Let me know of your interest.
You should donate them to www.archive.org so that they can be
scanned and made available to everyone.
Or perhaps that site that has scans of many old radio and electronic
magazines. I forget the URL. They have some catalogs there.
archive.org has a lot of ham radio magazines, along with other useful
collections. They are attempting to be an archive of everything.
Post by Michael Black
International Crystal is closting down in a few months, looks like the
owner wants to retire, but surely it's a much smaller business than
when every two way radio needed a pair of crystals per channel.
The bigger problem is the Chinese companies that produce the needed
crystals for a few cents each, in large quantities.
Post by Michael Black
Anyway, I did find an early seventies ICM catalog. That sort of thing
is great to see again. I can't believe I didn't keep the one
Lafayette catalog I had, or the Olsen catalog, or even the local Etco
Electronic catalogs (well I have one, though the cover and outer
pages disappeared a long time ago).
My mother threw out my collection, while I was in the military. She
didn't understand that they weren't just catalogs. At least she left my
electronics magazines alone.
--
Never piss off an Engineer!

They don't get mad.

They don't get even.

They go for over unity! ;-)
i***@verizon.net
2017-05-13 19:58:08 UTC
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Or donate the to the American Radio History site, where they could be
scanned in as well.

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