1967 Edmund Scientific catalog

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RichardO

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I happened onto a 50 year old catalog and I couldn't help myself.

Here is the scan. I had to break it into 3 parts to upload it. I am not sure how to make a smaller one-piece version. :(

I hope you appreciate it as much as I did when it was new. I was in high school at the time.


Before you rush off an order for that great $2 bargain...
Remember that since 1967 there has been about 7.5 to 1 inflation. That $2 item would be more like $15 now. :-(
 

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wayneh

Joined Sep 9, 2010
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I happened onto a 50 year old catalog and I couldn't help myself.

Here is the scan. I had to break it into 3 parts to upload it. I am not sure how to make a smaller one-piece version. :(

I hope you appreciate it as much as I did when it was new. I was in high school at the time.


Before you rush off an order for that great $2 bargain...
Remember that since 1967 there has been about 7.5 to 1 inflation. That $2 item would be more like $15 now. :-(
Love it. I was in grade school at the time and I can recall studying every page of that catalog, wanting everything. For one xmas, my folks bought me one of the larger activity kits and I remember my dad helping me build a balloon-powered balsa wood hoverboard. We also bought a telescope a few years later. Ah, for the days that kids actually did things.
 

sghioto

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Edmund was the place back in the fifties and sixties. I just recently came across and bought an Edmund 4.25" F10 reflector telescope the "Palomar" with all the original parts dated 1958 for 100 bucks.The mirror needs re-coating but the instrument still performs very well.
SG
 
Great post. That catalog occupied me for many an hour as a youth,. They were definitely expensive (by my standards at the time), but wow was that stuff cool!

I was browsing the 1966 catalog available here and these two items stick out now (not to me back then). Anybody ever have them or have seen them?
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PS, you may want to considering putting your scans up on archive.org?
 

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RichardO

Joined May 4, 2013
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I was browsing the 1966 catalog available here and these two items stick out now (not to me back then). Anybody ever have them or have seen them?
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PS, you may want to considering putting your scans up on archive.org?
A high school friend had the digital computer. Interesting but very tedious to run. You played the controller by moving pieces of tubing around on pegs.

You can build your own:
http://www.retrothing.com/2009/10/build_your_own_.html

Much more fun was the Bi-Tran Six that I had in a class in high school:
https://archive.org/details/TNM_Computer_education_BI-TRAN_SIX_-_Fabri-Tek_20171010_0075


I was wondering where I could post scans. I will do that when I get a chance. :)

I've attached scans of the Bi-Tran Six manual I have. I thought they were already on the web but a quick search didn't find them. :(


edit: I removed the files that I had attached. They were not what I said they were. I am sorry for any confusion that I may have caused.
 
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A high school friend had the digital computer. Interesting but very tedious to run. You played the controller by moving pieces of tubing around on pegs.

You can build your own:
http://www.retrothing.com/2009/10/build_your_own_.html

Much more fun was the Bi-Tran Six that I had in a class in high school:
https://archive.org/details/TNM_Computer_education_BI-TRAN_SIX_-_Fabri-Tek_20171010_0075


I was wondering where I could post scans. I will do that when I get a chance. :)

I've attached scans of the Bi-Tran Six manual I have. I thought they were already on the web but a quick search didn't find them. :(

The Bay has/had one (the digital comp model at the bottom of the page posted) with original box and instructions for US$165...I was tempted.
 

KL7AJ

Joined Nov 4, 2008
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I happened onto a 50 year old catalog and I couldn't help myself.

Here is the scan. I had to break it into 3 parts to upload it. I am not sure how to make a smaller one-piece version. :(

I hope you appreciate it as much as I did when it was new. I was in high school at the time.


Before you rush off an order for that great $2 bargain...
Remember that since 1967 there has been about 7.5 to 1 inflation. That $2 item would be more like $15 now. :-(
My dad bought one of every item Edmund Scientific sold, I believe :). At least it seemed that way. I'm glad he did.
 
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