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Re: Old Books

Post by Michael Watterson » Mon Apr 07, 2014 9:05 am

Is the Harmsworth any good? The Savoy Radio guy sells a 1930s edition of it on CD. It's 1924?!

Sounds an interesting collection.

 
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Re: Old Books

Post by Brianc » Mon Apr 07, 2014 9:30 am

As Jeffrey says, they are very interesting books for the casual perusal or specific "this is how to do it" stuff from the 1920s. My set has been re-bound at some time with super tooled leather spine but no mention of dates but judging by the techniques described, it must be the early version with no mention of edition number. I was given my set but written on a flyleaf is "3 vols. £75" and I've had them for about 15 years!

 
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Re: Old Books

Post by Jamie » Tue Apr 08, 2014 9:35 am

"Newnes Everyman's wireless book F J Camm 1934" Old but I can tell you it's a great book for beginners!

 
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Re: Old Books

Post by Michael Watterson » Tue Apr 08, 2014 11:30 am

Lots of books on ICs and Transistors don't really explain very well how various circuits work. The fact is that they were made with valves first and the original "papers" on the technique (almost every oscillator, mixer, balanced multiplier/Gilbert cell, amplifier and even Op-amps) all used valves.

So even if you only ever build or design using ICs and Transistors reading all the valve era books is really worth while.


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