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  1. DPG
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    Evening all. Does anyone want to buy a copy of 'Modern Electric Wiring'? Have ended up with some duplicate books in my collection. Published by Caxton, hardback, 1950 (66 years old).

    Was after a tenner but that would include postage.

    Mods - if this isn't allowed let me know, cheers.

    Daz

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  2. Murdoch
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    me ....please ......
     
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  3. DPG
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    Blimey that was quick! Send me a PM and we'll arrange a paypal transfer if that's OK?
     
  4. Dave OCD
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    I've heard a rumour that the very book shown is Tel and Pete's '17th edition' reference manual. :D
     
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    Nice one:) I have a collection of old books,and think there is a series of Caxton informatives within there...possibly 40's and another set 50's ish.

    I have an 1889 copy of the Buck and Hickman catalogue,by my side,now.

    They make great reading,and have assisted immensely,when dissecting or dismantling buildings/installations,having read the actual methods employed to fit them,new.

    You can be reading a chapter on a particular task,and go from admiration of lost materials/techniques,to realising that the next instructions,if carried out today,would offer the risk of imprisonment!

    If we don't learn from history,we are destined to repeat it ;)
     
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  6. DPG
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    I'm sure one of the books I've got shows live mains wires being dangled in salt water to test polarity!!
     
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    That'll be in the days of DC mains then, a quick sniff test will identify the positive (I think) by the chlorine gas being given off!
     
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  8. DPG
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    Yep, DC mains. The positive wire gave off bubbles in the water if I remember correctly. There's also lead acid battery charging direct from the mains via bulbs as ballast!
     
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    ...There's my point...first day for the apprentice of old,and he's already been poisoned and electrocuted,and if he protests,he can be physically assaulted,with no redress :) (i actually have a indentured apprenticeship handbook,from the 40's,where it is explained,that this is a daily possibility!)
     
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    Oih cheeky sid:mad::cool::p:)
     
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    Daz it's only not allowed if I can't buy a copy :rolleyes: If there are any spare I will buy one.
    PS I will give you £ 12.00 ;)
     
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  12. DPG
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    Believe it or not I do have another spare copy of this! I must have bought 3 over the years. Memory like a sieve. Shall I reserve it for you gmes?

    I've also got a 4 volume set of electrical books twice. Can't remember the title but will look later and post it on here.
    Daz.
     
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  13. GMES
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    Yes please Daz and I would also be interested in the 4 volume set.
     
  14. DPG
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    It's yours. Send me a PM and we'll sort a Paypal transfer out. Price same as the other one - £10 is that OK? That's including postage, which is about £3 plus a jiffy bag.

    Daz
     
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    But I thought theirs was wrote on Slate. :oops:
     
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    I'd also heard, that they did their apprenticeships around the time of Benjamin Franklin. :p
     
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  17. DPG
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    Pioneer of the human lightning rod :)
     
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