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Henry
Henry Member Posts: 998
I have this collection of Audel including a 1915 Car mechanics. Most are from 1927. It is time for them to find a new home. I also have this 1927 Electrical code. PM me with your offer,
Henry

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  • DanHolohan
    DanHolohan Member, Moderator, Administrator Posts: 16,565
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    Nice collection!
    Retired and loving it.
  • Steamhead
    Steamhead Member Posts: 17,000
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    I have most if not all of those.
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    Towson, MD, USA
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  • DanHolohan
    DanHolohan Member, Moderator, Administrator Posts: 16,565
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    So does Erin.
    Retired and loving it.
  • Tim McElwain
    Tim McElwain Member Posts: 4,629
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    I have those and several of the updated versions they are very helpful.
  • Gordy
    Gordy Member Posts: 9,546
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    Treasures!
  • Fred
    Fred Member Posts: 8,542
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    Doesn't sound like they are very rare.
  • DanHolohan
    DanHolohan Member, Moderator, Administrator Posts: 16,565
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    Not rare, but still delicious.
    Retired and loving it.
  • Gordy
    Gordy Member Posts: 9,546
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    Their over all condition makes them valuable. Especially the old ones. However the worn ones have the character of being well used, that makes them interesting at least to me.
  • Gordy
    Gordy Member Posts: 9,546
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    Another thing is the various trades the books cover. Marine, auto,heating and cooling,carpentry just to name a few. Reading the older versions is more interesting than the newer versions. There seems to be more detail to the craft by the writer.
  • DanHolohan
    DanHolohan Member, Moderator, Administrator Posts: 16,565
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    Love the Q&A format. It’s trade education at its best.
    Retired and loving it.
  • Gordy
    Gordy Member Posts: 9,546
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    Yes it is Dan. These books also give a wealth of information in researching old, and older construction methods in various fields. Always interesting to research the preferred method of the period.

    Keeping these, and other writings alive is very important. Just as the library you built here, and passed down to Erin.

    It all helps to answer the "how come?" Questions that pop up in old construction.
  • Gordy
    Gordy Member Posts: 9,546
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    I think you would enjoy reading this piece Dan by Tedd Benson.

    His description of the Audel books as it pertains to the carpentry set. How it made him realize how much there is to learn. He reminds me of your writing style a bit.

    http://teddbenson.com/2011/06/03/old-audels-new-audels-no-audels/
  • DanHolohan
    DanHolohan Member, Moderator, Administrator Posts: 16,565
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    Thanks, Gordy.
    Retired and loving it.
  • Gordy
    Gordy Member Posts: 9,546
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    I always loved this quote. Seems they had the same issues back then as today.

    “In the early days when people were content to live natural lives, and before the ruthless destruction of forests had reached its present stage, houses were built as they should be–substantial, well put together, and lasting. Conditions of today, however, preclude such construction. Houses are now usually built with a total disregard for lasting qualities and this is not always the fault of the builder, but of the purchaser who will not stand the expense of first class construction.

    To those contemplating building a house the best advice that can be given is to keep the cost down by reducing the size of the proposed house rather than resorting to cheap makeshift construction.”
  • DanHolohan
    DanHolohan Member, Moderator, Administrator Posts: 16,565
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    Yes. Cheap is expensive.
    Retired and loving it.
  • hot_rod
    hot_rod Member Posts: 22,468
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    Gordy said:

    Yes it is Dan. These books also give a wealth of information in researching old, and older construction methods in various fields. Always interesting to research the preferred method of the period.

    Keeping these, and other writings alive is very important. Just as the library you built here, and passed down to Erin.

    It all helps to answer the "how come?" Questions that pop up in old construction.

    True research, by the books, instead of the one click search common now a days.
    Bob "hot rod" Rohr
    trainer for Caleffi NA
    Living the hydronic dream
    TinmanGordy
  • DanHolohan
    DanHolohan Member, Moderator, Administrator Posts: 16,565
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    Yes, HR. Apropos to that, this:

    https://heatinghelp.com/blog/search-or-research/
    Retired and loving it.
    Tinman