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Old 3rd Apr 2019, 8:05 pm   #1
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Default Radio & TV Servicing Books - Index

Over the years I have been trying to put together a definitive Index for these books. Yes I know there was one produced to cover most volumes but this is filled with many errors. I wanted to get hold of every book and go through them page by page making note of page numbers and adding the technical articles too. If you read the pdf document below, it will give you more of the story and how I ultimately failed in my quest but not a complete failure.
A link at the end will enable you to download the Xcel spreadsheet(s)



http://www.g4cnh.com/public/Complete...cing_Books.pdf
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Thank you for making this survey available to all of us.

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Old 4th Apr 2019, 8:51 am   #3
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That's an amazing bit of work and must have taken an age! I have always been confused as to how many variations of the early volumes were published and who complied them. I will have a look at mine over the weekend. Perhaps if others did the same we could have a definitive answer. Thank you for making this index available.
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This thread may be of interest:-

https://vintage-radio.net/forum/showthread.php?t=19275
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I really admire your efforts as I've also spent time in the past banging my head against this particular brick wall.

You'll note that Graham's link to another thread also contains within it another link which is now redundant. I think this referenced a copy of a document produced some years ago by one of the original editors (Poole?) which attempts to describe the early volume sets published by Newnes. You may have already seen it but I've attached an image of the table anyway. One way or another it is of itself inaccurate/incomplete as I can demonstrate with some of the volumes I own.

I'll try to dig out my notes on the subject.

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PS The 'sticky' thread/post in General Vintage Technology is also an incomplete account.
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That's a splendid effort, Top Cap. As I have the two volumes published in 1952, I've started to go through your spreadsheet verifying the entries you have doubts about. It'll take a day or two (!).

Incidentally those two volumes came with a slipcase containing various sheets which I no longer have and I no longer remember - I bought the three items in 1953 at a cost of 3.3.0 (3.15) after much agonising about their affordability.

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You'll note that Graham's link to another thread also contains within it another link which is now redundant.

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I've fixed one broken link in that thread, but I'm not sure it's the one you're referring to.
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Thank you anyway.

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Yes many thanks for putting that up TC! Like Martin, I was puzzled for a long time with all the anomalies and mis-directions in trying to make sense of the various editions ! Chas Miller did an article in Radiophile that was a great help quite some years ago, explaining the dis-jointed publishing history. I used to think it was just me at first There has been some prolonged discussion on here in the past, hence the links! This spread sheet seems very helpful. I have at least one full run in the North [perhaps] so I will try and get the time to check it out against the new reference point when I return but I won't be surprised to find that I've made errors. If anybody needs a particular volume I will see what I have or if you are inspired by TC's efforts to own the core of a set send a pm, maybe I can help

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This thread contains some further useful information I think:

https://vintage-radio.net/forum/showthread.php?t=4602

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Old 9th Apr 2019, 6:18 pm   #11
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My thanks to Brian M for the early two volume information which makes everything complete except for the publishers disowned sets
The original link will take you to the updated spreadsheet.

http://www.g4cnh.com/public/Complete...cing_Books.pdf
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I've had a look at my early volumes: always been puzzled / confused by finding two sets of "Volume 1 II III..." etc. Alan's post (5) above clarifies things greatly (many thanks).



What I seem to have is

1. A complete set of 5 of the 1955 3rd edition (Molloy Poole)

2. A complete set of 7 of the 1959 7th edition (Molloy, Hawker, Poole)



If any of the above is of interest/ required to complete the Excel index, please let me know.

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