Old Stuff

Introduction to "Old Stuff"

More Catalogs

Some more catalogs from the past

1968 Lafayette Radio Electronics (16 MB)
1976 Heathkit (71 MB)
1986 Radio Shack (20 MB)

The Home First Computers

This week we take a look at three pioneers in the computer business:

From 1975 MITS' catalog featuring the Altair 8800 computer. (0.6 MB)
From the 1977 Southwest Technical Products catalog with their 6800-based computer. (5 MB)
From 1978 The Commodore PET catalog (0.5 MB)
From 1979 The Texas Instruments TI-99 (1.2 MB)
And from 1980 Ohio Scientific catalog with their products. (7 MB)

How far we have come! Be sure to check out memory size and prices!

Handbook, Dictionary, and FixIt

For the New Old Stuff for this week, we present some reference materials.

The 1936 ARRL Handbook 14th Edition (54 MB)
The 1944 Allied Dictionary of Radio Terms (4 MB)
From Popular Science in 1946, the Third Radio Make It, Fix It Annual (6 MB)

Tubes, Tubes, tubes....

For today's new Old Stuff, we offer a collection of documents about tubes.

From 1951, a manual from Eimac, The Care and Feeding of Power Tetrodes (3 MB) You are feeding your tetrodes, aren't you?

1960 offers a document on Getting the Most out of Vacuum Tubes (13 MB)

From 1968, the RCA Tube Manual (28 MB)