Original military electronics training manuals. Army training manuals ("TM") and also Navy training. These training manuals are the original ones used in military electronics training classes. They are old with old technology. Some dating back to 1951. So in addition to having good technical information, they have collector appeal and value as well. No, they are not state of the art when it comes to technology, but for electronics and old radio equipment fans, these have a great deal of nostalgic appeal. Are you an electronics student who is looking for material capable of really teaching electronic theory? So much electronic now days is more limited to "black box" and modular level troubleshooting. How may are teaching transistor theory down to hole flow? How may even know what that is? So though the technology is not going to cut it in this era of mobile technology, for anyone wanting real electronic theory instruction in easy to learn format with good illustrations as well as descriptive text, here you are. If you're looking to add to a library of vintage technical manuals, these will make great additions to your library collection.


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Transistors and Printed Circuits
Information, Experiments and Applications

Bureau of Naval Personnel. March 1962. Spiral bound so it enhances study and accessibility by laying flat while open.

The manual is in great shape with all pages intact. No tears, rips, missing pages or markings. All the text and drawings are clear on all pages. The front cover shows a slight amount of scuffing and a water spot mark. The top spiral of the binding has a piece of it broken but the piece is still there. That's it. Otherwise it is in excellent condition. Page paper is not brittle nor dried out and no evidence of yellowing. Paper looks and feels just like it would have in 1962 when the book was printed.

Price: $16.95 S/H $5.50. Seller: dwd

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Basic Theory and Application of Transistors
Department of The Army Technical Manual TM 11-690
Headquarters, Department of the Army. March 1959

Manual is in very good condition. All pages are present and intact. No rips or tears or markings. All the text and drawings are clear on all pages. Page paper is not brittle nor dried out and if there is any evidence of yellowing, it does not show up in any light I'm looking at the pages with. The only fault is that the cover has come loose from the binding. The entire book binding though is intact. The binding is held together with the original staples and I note that all of these Army training manuals are made that way. An application of book binder's glue would secure the cover to the binding just like original. The cover itself is in excellent condition with no tears, marks or noticeably worn edges.

Sold for: $16.95

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Electrical Fundamentals (Alternating Current)
Department of the Army Technical Manual TM 11-681
Department of the Army. December 1951

If you really want to get into the technical theory of AC electronic circuitry, this is as good as it gets. Chock full of exhaustive text with formulas, diagrams, graphs and circuit schematics.

This manual was printed in 1951 or at least is 1951 issue so it is very old. It has survived the age in excellent condition. There are no missing, ripped, torn or marked pages. All text and illustrations are perfectly clear. It is expected that the pages would show a little yellowing, especially toward the edges but there is no brittleness or drying and no torn edges. Other than that minor yellowing, even the cover looks like it could have been printed recently. The cover is secure on the binding. There are a few supplemental pages which look like addendums added to the manual. These are not attached within the manual itself and are slightly larger in both length and width than the attached manual pages. These do have a little edge wear but again, they are supplemental to the manual. Yes, they are included with the manual.

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Electrical Fundamentals (Direct Current)
Department of the Army Technical Manual TM 11-661
Department of the Air Force Technical Order TO 16-1-218
Departments of The Army and The Air Force. June 1951

Consider this a mate, or parallel manual to the one listed above. That one for AC circuits and this one for DC circuits. The same quality of material content exists for this one as well. I love the old black and white illustrations and I know that any fancier of vintage technical publications will as well.

This manual was printed in 1951 or at least is 1951 issue so it is very old. It has survived the age in excellent condition. There are no missing, ripped, torn or marked pages. All text and illustrations are perfectly clear. It is expected that the pages would show a little yellowing, especially toward the edges but there is no brittleness or drying and no torn edges. Other than that minor yellowing, even the cover looks like it could have been printed recently. The cover is secure on the binding. There are a few supplemental pages which look like addendums added to the manual. These are not attached within the manual itself and are slightly larger in both length and width than the attached manual pages. These do have a little edge wear but again, they are supplemental to the manual. Yes, they are included with the manual.

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Both of the Electrical Fundamentals (Alternating Current and Direct Current) listed above.

Offered as a set. This offer holds until one of the two is sold individually so if you would like both of these great technical resources and vintage military technical publications, don't wait to buy.

Sold for: $39.95

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F-M Transmitters and Receivers
Department of The Army Technical Manual TM 11-668
Department of The Army. September 1952

Want to learn the workings of commercial FM transmitters and receivers from a historical perspective? This manual will provide that information. This manual is from the age of vacuum tubes. Starts with a brief introduction to AM (Amplitude Modulation) as a foundation for explaining FM (Frequency Modulation) and PM (Phase Modulation) technology. The manual contains a fold out schematic for a Direct Modulated FM transmitter and a Dual Conversion FM receiver.

This manual was printed in 1952 or at least is 1952 issue so it is very old. It has survived the age in very good condition. There are no missing or marked pages. A slight tear on the upper outside part of the cover carries through for several pages. That minor tear is about a quarter inch long. There is also a tear in the middle of the front cover. Hopefully the photo of the front cover shows that. It is like a "skin" tear and does not produce a hole through the cover. It appears as though at some time, perhaps before I got it, a piece of masking or cellophane tape got stuck to the paper and pulled off. That's the only damage to the manual. All text and illustrations are perfectly clear. It is expected that the pages would show a little yellowing, especially toward the edges but there is no brittleness or drying and no torn edges.

Price: $16.95 S/H $5.50. Seller: dwd

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Basic Theory and Application of Electron Tubes
Department of The Army Technical Manual TM 11-662
Department of The Air Force Technical Order TO 16-1-255
Departments of The Army and The Air Force. February 1952

Who works with vacuum tubes any more? After all, they are obsolete and now all electronic circuits are digital. Not so fast. Electronic tubes still enjoy wide use in a number of electronic fields. Amateur radio operators still make wide use of vacuum tubes. Of course that does not mean amateur radio operators are stuck in yesterday's technology years but for many applications including RF power amplifiers vacuum tubes work very well. Additionally vacuum tubes enjoy popularity in high end audio and many state of the art audiophile systems are vacuum tube based. If your interest in vacuum tube theory is more academic and nostalgic than practical, this manual will teach you all you could hope to learn about the technology. Not to mention that it (as well as any of the manuals on this page) can make a great addition to a vintage technology library or collection.

This manual was printed in 1952 or at least is 1952 issue so it is very old. It has survived the age in excellent condition. There are no missing, ripped, torn or marked pages. All text and illustrations are perfectly clear. It is expected that the pages would show a little yellowing, especially toward the edges but there is no brittleness or drying and no torn edges. Other than that minor yellowing, even the cover looks like it could have been printed recently. The cover is secure on the binding..

Sold for: $24.95

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