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 Post subject: Dates of Rider's TV manuals
PostPosted: Jul Mon 15, 2019 3:50 am 
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I've seen lists of the approximate dates of the Rider's manuals for radios, but so far haven't seen anything for the TV manuals. The years covered in the volumes from 12 through 16 are specifically what I'm looking for. Anyone know?

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 Post subject: Re: Dates of Rider's TV manuals
PostPosted: Jul Mon 15, 2019 5:27 pm 
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I know volume 13 had the famous RCA CT-100, so that would have been 1954. I'm guessing roughly 1953-57 on those volumes


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 Post subject: Re: Dates of Rider's TV manuals
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I have the index for Rider TV volumes 1-9 and it was published in 1952. Some years had more than one volume issued.

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 Post subject: Re: Dates of Rider's TV manuals
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Vol 12 - 1953
Vol 13 - 1954
Vol 14 - 1954
Vol 15 - 1955
Vol 16 - 1955

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 Post subject: Re: Dates of Rider's TV manuals
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Thanks, all -- that helps me date some items, at least generally.

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 Post subject: Re: Dates of Rider's TV manuals
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I used to have the complete set of Riders TV which goes from Vol-1 to Vol-26 or 27 (can't recall).

As I recall there were some transistor radios in the last few volumes

I kept the first 5 and donated the rest to a university library. Vol-1 is a smaller format book, the same size as the radios. Vol 2 up is a big format. Vol-1 covers all the early stuff and the interesting sets for me were all in the first 5. Predicta's are not in the first five.

I am considering parting with the final 5 as part of my downsizing, hate to see them go to the trash heap. The complete set is big and heavy.

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 Post subject: Re: Dates of Rider's TV manuals
PostPosted: Sep Mon 09, 2019 5:24 am 
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jimmc wrote:
I used to have the complete set of Riders TV which goes from Vol-1 to Vol-26 or 27 (can't recall).

As I recall there were some transistor radios in the last few volumes

I kept the first 5 and donated the rest to a university library. Vol-1 is a smaller format book, the same size as the radios. Vol 2 up is a big format. Vol-1 covers all the early stuff and the interesting sets for me were all in the first 5. Predicta's are not in the first five.

I am considering parting with the final 5 as part of my downsizing, hate to see them go to the trash heap. The complete set is big and heavy.

Jim



The original volumes 1 and 2 were small format. There were later abridged versions of volumes 1 and 2 that were the large format. That information is probably useless, but at least the knowledge is now out there.


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 Post subject: Re: Dates of Rider's TV manuals
PostPosted: Sep Mon 09, 2019 4:40 pm 
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My set of Riders all came drom the same original owner when I got them back in the 1990's. I don't know if my larger format volume #2 is abbriged. I donated everything from #6 up to a local University Library that wanted everything early television. I eventually wanted to look up something and was not allowed to peruse the stacks. They eat up a huge amount of shelf space.

I worked for a TV repair shop that burned to the ground. The owner gave me the SAM's which were stored in an upstairs office and some are smoked and show charing on the folders. I only pulled out the sets I wanted to collect

The TV shops subscribed to SAM's and would file away the TV set folders but toss the radio stuff as soon as we opened the envelope.

I like SAM's as their schematics were always layed out the same where Riders would often publish the manufactures literature.

I also have the original RCA manuals for the 621TS, 630TS, and CTC100.

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 Post subject: Re: Dates of Rider's TV manuals
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jimmc wrote:
I worked for a TV repair shop that burned to the ground. The owner gave me the SAM's which were stored in an upstairs office and some are smoked and show charing on the folders. I only pulled out the sets I wanted to collect

Jim



Me too!

I have an entire set of the AR and TSM manuals to mid-1973 with scorched spines from a flash fire fueled by chemical cleaners. Cover/Back/insides are pristine, but the 750 degree flash fire sure scorched the spines. No soot or funky smell either - just blackened spines.....

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 Post subject: Re: Dates of Rider's TV manuals
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Wait....you donated that whole set to that library and they wouldn't let you peruse them? That's a pretty rotten thing to do.

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