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Old 11th Jan 2015, 8:19 pm   #1
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Default A comprehensive radio valve guide?

Hi, being a bit of a pakrat, hoarder and general tightwad I generally keep "stuff for later" and any service manuals I get my hands on as I know how useful they are in repairing old kit.

Well, down in my cellar I have a box I have not looked in for years - it contains loads of old service guides (70's tape recorder, hifis etc - not real vintage stuff) - I'll see if I can list whats in there later.

Anyway - in the box there was also a set of 5 "Bernards Radio Manuals":
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No. 100 = "A Comprehensive Radio Valve Guide" - Book 1 by W.J.May
No. 121 = "A Comprehensive Radio Valve Guide" - Book 2 by B.B.Babani
No. 143 = "A Comprehensive Radio Valve Guide" - Book 3 by B.B.Babani
No. 157 = "A Comprehensive Radio Valve Guide" - Book 4 by B.B.Babani
No. 178 = "A Comprehensive Radio Valve Guide" - Book 5 by B.B.Babani

All in good condition apart from the staples have rusted away.

Now I'm wondering what to do with them, my own valve book did not survive a flood & has rotted away, I cannot find these online anywhere - not even for sale so I am guessing that they are quite rare now?

My main question is - are these available as PDF anywhere?
I don't want to waste my time scanning them into PDF if they are.

I know I'll get peanuts selling them on ebay so I'd rather PDF them for posterity, but only if they are not already done. Once that's done I can either wrap them up & re store them or pass them on.

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Old 11th Jan 2015, 8:30 pm   #2
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Default Re: A comprehensive radio valve guide?

Books 1,2&3 are included on the Valve Data CD Rom, along with a great deal more valve data and valve tester info, at the link at the top RH corner of this page, for 9.99. Don't know about books 4 & 5 though.
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Old 11th Jan 2015, 10:40 pm   #3
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Cheers, so I don't need to bother with those then.
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Old 12th Jan 2015, 1:39 am   #4
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Default Re: A comprehensive radio valve guide?

Radio Bygones magazine sold reprints of some Babani valve data books, but I don't know if it was these or if they are still available.
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Old 12th Jan 2015, 10:16 am   #5
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PM sent to Matt regarding books

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Old 12th Jan 2015, 6:06 pm   #6
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I think I'll scan them all in anyway, some time spent using the photocopier that emails me a pdf won't be wasted.
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