Author Topic: Telephone Theory & Practice 3-volume set.  (Read 1120 times)

Offline Brinybay

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Telephone Theory & Practice 3-volume set.
« on: May 28, 2014, 02:04:27 PM »
I bought volumes 2 & 3 from Goodwill online, not knowing they were only part of a 3 volume set.  They were described as a "grab bag" for around $10. 

When I realized there was another volume to the set, volume 1, I went on a search for it.  Amazon didn't have it at the time (but they do now, for $10 less than what I paid!) but I found a copy on Alibris.

Volumes 2 & 3, the Goodwill books, stink heavily with tobacco.  I looked up "stinky old books" references and I'm certain it's tobacco, they do not have evidence of mold.  I put them in a container with baking soda for a couple of days, and then left them to air out in what little sun we get in the NW for a day, they still stink.
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Re: Telephone Theory & Practice 3-volume set.
« Reply #1 on: May 28, 2014, 02:20:44 PM »
Nice find no doubt.
Kempster Miller was most noted for his earlier seminal work "American Telephone Practice" around 1900, or before.  (available on Google Books, btw)
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Re: Telephone Theory & Practice 3-volume set.
« Reply #2 on: April 01, 2017, 10:13:17 PM »
Although not the best scan there is a copy online at http://etler.com/docs/Books/Telephone%20Theory%20and%20Practice,%201933.pdf
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Re: Telephone Theory & Practice 3-volume set.
« Reply #3 on: April 02, 2017, 12:23:25 AM »
Although not the best scan there is a copy online at http://etler.com/docs/Books/Telephone%20Theory%20and%20Practice,%201933.pdf

Thanks.  I have all 3 volumes now.  I left the stinky ones sealed in a bag with baking soda for several months, they don't stink anymore, just that "old book" smell.
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Re: Telephone Theory & Practice 3-volume set.
« Reply #4 on: April 02, 2017, 01:58:59 AM »
Old book smell is wonderfull. ;D
Success is not final,
failure is not fatal:
it is the courage to continue that counts

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