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Throughout his long and varied career, pioneer and visionary Ted Nelson investigated technical possibilities of all kinds.  He checked reader service cards from magazines in a wide variety of industries, unleashing torrents of further information on products, services and academic research. 

Companies large and small, ranging from large names like IBM and Burroughs to short-lived startups, sent their brochures, catalogs and flyers-- mailings from aerospace, engineering, print/publishing and many examples of documentation from the early days of computing.

After looking, Dr. Nelson threw these in cartons, which have survived by accident.

These items are now being scanned in and presented for browsing at the Internet Archive. Whether for nostalgia, reference or research, this collection gives deep insight into the self-image and language of many companies, as well as the visual style of many long-lost aspects of the 20th century's industries.

For more information on Ted and his many projects, visit: http://ted.hyperland.com/

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Adult oriented book catalog - World Wide Book Service
Topics: sex, nudist, sexual, book, erotic, color, illustrated, unretouched, photos, realistic, case...
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Paratone screens, patterns, colors
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Topics: bold, futura, gothic, condensed, aaa, italic, bodoni, ultra, medium, alternate, alternate gothic,...
Topics: lens, optical, edmund, telescope, solar, includes, light, color, aluminum, focusing, number price,...
Topics: rear, ford, chrome, model, cars, kit, custom, fits, volt, steel, heavy duty, chrome plated, year...
Hard to find tools catalog - Brookstone
Topics: steel, tool, stainless, blade, length, blades, unbeatable, drill, brass, stainless steel, tool...
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Electronic kit catalog - Heathkit
Topics: kit, power, heathkit, stereo, watts, output, cps, frequency, circuit, model, power supply, front...
Various computer and engineering books - Howard W. Sams & Co. Inc.
Topics: radio, electronics, electronic, circuits, handbook, servicing, chapter, transistor, photofact,...
Skinner Valves: Brochures of various products
Topics: valves, catalog, valve, skinner, npt, flow, stainless, ptf, type, factor, stainless steel, list...
Catalog for microphones and microphone interiors from Turner Microphone Company.
Topics: model, price, list, shipping, output, microphone, dynamic, response, lavalier, impedance, list...
Catalog 671, optics, science, math - Edmund Scientific Co.
Topics: postpaid, lens, edmund, telescope, optical, coated, lenses, light, plastic, eyepiece, edmund...
LLEWELLYN, occult magazine and book catalog 1971 - Llewellya Publications
Topics: witchcraft, llewellyn, witch, magick, isbn, book, witches, tarot, occult, ancient, sex magick, moon...
Ideal Company Bookkeeping and Record-Keeping Catalog
Topics: stock, record, size, forms, bookkeeping, price, binder, sheets, packed, simplified, list price, box...
Coloring Book "A metamorphosis of creative copying" - Xerox
Topics: color, xerox, freda, president, oscar, copies, trademark, company, toothsome
Klein Tools Industrial Catalog 106a. From Mathias Klein and Sons, Illinois. Catalog of tools and diagrams related to tools.
Topics: plier, klein, pliers, yellow, dimensions, cutting, blade, plastisol, handles, catalog, cutting...
Hammel Riglander & Co. Inc. Tool and Supply catalog no. 665 "specialized tools for miniature and microminiature applications"
Topics: graphic, layout, layouts, stock, danville, board, measurements, spaces, weights, doz, graphic...
General Electric - RTV Silicone rubber brochure
Topics: rtv, silicone, compounds, curing, rubber, potting, pourable, cure, mold, electrical, silicone...
1968 Precision Electronic Components Catalog, Mallory - Summit Distributors Inc.
Topics: mallory, meg, net, wvdc, ohms, capacitors, megs, electronic, rated, specifications, mallory number,...
American Cinematographer Manual, 2nd edition
Topics: lens, camera, aperture, zoom, techniscope, lenses, perforation, center, color, cto, techniscope...
Framed art catalog - The Collector's Guild LTD.
Topics: original, guild, lithograph, art, etching, appraised, framed, lithographs, works, matted, original...
Specimen catalog, mechanical type setting instrument - Varigraph
Topics: varigraph, poor, lettering, type, sizes, good, matrix, fair, low, catalog, poor poor, good good,...
Apollo Guidance Computer - Raytheon Company 1965
Topics: agc, control, subsystem, inertial, apollo, memory, yusec, instructions, navigation, program,...
Master Specialties Company Catalog: Tellite Switch Series 90e Including Supplements
Topics: code, color, lens, unit, mounting, ordering, specialties, engraving, coil, display, telephone area,...
Uher Royal Stereo 8000 and 4000 tape recorders
Topics: stereo, microphone, recording, tape, recorder, monaural, cable, battery, ips, remote, tape...
Topics: heathkit, kit, power, stereo, circuit, output, frequency, watts, cps, features, power supply,...
The Elements of Style - Microlytics
Topics: microlytics, parentheses, elements, infodesk, reference, trademark, style, dictionary, reverse,...
The collected works of Karen Horney
Topics: price, list, edited, psychiatry, psychoanalytic, analysis, theory, psychotherapy, volume, social,...
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Electronic kits - Heathkit 1967
Topics: kit, khz, stereo, frequency, power, watts, circuit, heathkit, mhz, ohm, export model, circuit...
Waters Torque Measuring Products from Waters Manufacturing Inc
Topics: torque, model, gauge, gauges, waters, calibration, watch, models, manross, dynamic, torque watch,...
Publishing systems seminars 1988 - Seybold Seminars
Topics: publishing, seybold, systems, system, software, color, user, proprietary, postscript, text, seybold...
Thermolyne Electrical Laboratory Apparatus Catalog 1965
Topics: temperature, control, furnace, heating, thermolyne, controller, thermocouple, type, heat,...
Complementary symmetry audio transistors circuits and data, from Amperex
Topics: ohms, amplifier, khz, power, output, voltage, amperex, transistor, collector, transistors, heat...
Encyclopedia Britannica, announcing new edition
Topics: britannica, encyclopaedia, volumes, physiology, andersons, knowledge, chicago, ted, reference,...
16mm sound projector Pageant Model AV-126-TR - Kodak
Topics: sound, kodak, projector, fidelity, projection, vacuum, film, amplifier, control, optimum, sound...
Popular Photography magazine, March
Topics: projection, camera, screen, front, studio, lens, projector, canyon, background, light, front...
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Various test instruments - Sencore 1966
Topics: color, sencore, tube, crt, checker, vtvm, analyzer, volts, vertical, generator, vertical amplifier,...
Radio and electronics courses - National Radio Institute 1965
Topics: nri, enrollment, texts, electronics, kits, month, training, pay, enroll, kit, average completion,...
Educational Supplies and Equipment - Keuffel & Esser Co. 1963
Topics: drawing, scales, bow, tracing, instrument, slide, paragon, sizes, drafting, pen, instrument set,...
A collection of press releases and information blasts related to the Apple Computer product family in 1983 and 1984, especially as related to the Apple II and Apple II computers.
Topics: apple, macintosh, lisa, software, iii, users, computer, ihe, plotter, user, apple computer, mariani...
Westinghouse Semiconductor Condensed Catalog
Topics: amps, westinghouse, rectifiers, silicon, ratings, rectifier, power, voltage, thyristors,...
RCA Handbook: RCA Electron Tube Handbook HB-3
Topics: rca, tube, handbook, tubes, silicon, semiconductor, rectifiers, tunnel, transmitting, guide, tube...
UHER 4000 Report L tape recorder with pilotton camera sync head
Topics: automobile, uher, battery, tape, microphone, charger, sync, input, cps, recording, remote control,...
Weinschel Engineering Condensed Catalog of Precision Coaxial Devices and Microwave Instruments
Topics: model, frequency, insertion, loss, power, range, weinschel, calibration, vswr, cps, insertion loss,...
Topics: power, kit, heathkit, stereo, cps, frequency, watts, output, lbs, volts, export model, power...
James Millen Manufacturing - New product specifications
Topics: inductor, capacitor, encapsulated, variable, shield, coil, shielded, choke, board, dial, variable...
The Rotex All-In-One Label Making Kit Brochure
Topics: rotex, label, tape, avery, maker, labels, color, makers, products, corporation, label maker, rotex...
A Man's World, Gallery of Gifts - Hobi Inc.
Topics: electric, handsome, silver, gold, precision, steel, genuine, express, sterling, complete, express...
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Hunter Tools 1964-1965 Industrial Catalog
Topics: hunter, blades, handle, plastic, pack, hex, weight, standard, packed, tool, standard pack, plastic...
Printmaking catalog - Sam Flax Inc.
Topics: flax, weber, etching, size, litho, tube, charbonnel, set, lino, speedball, etching press, sam flax,...
Kodak Pageant Sound Projector model AV-126-TR
Topics: projector, sound, pageant, kodak, film, reel, exciter, pulldown, ageless, system, sound system,...
Fibrlux Baptistries - Wiedemann Industries Inc. 1966
Topics: baptistry, wiedemann, deluxe, fibrlux, style, drain, iowa, fiberglass, models, water, water level,...
Univac 1004 and 1005 computers, Unidisc random access storage
Topics: unidisc, data, univac, random, access, fastband, storage, stored, programming, record, random...
Leather wallets, bags, suitcases - Ambassador Leather Goods
Topics: ambassador, attache, leather, niagara, initials, continental, style, lady, cards, pocket, lady...
Topics: steel, tool, blade, stainless, length, metal, blades, hardened, plated, brookstone, stainless...
Various books - Dover Publications Inc.
Topics: palladio, dover, book, books, xii, math, theory, atomic, science, covers, dover books, high school,...
Fabri-Tek Incorporated Company Overview and Product Line
Topics: memory, core, stack, series, cores, system, computer, stacks, systems, wisconsin, core memory,...
Announcer: You are about to hear an address by Mr. Lee C. Diton, Chairman of the Board of the Macmillan Company, "The Role of the Leader in Managing Change." This recording has been especially processed using the Eltro Information Rate Changer Mark II. Mr. Diton originally delivered this address in exactly 12 minutes 25 seconds. It has been speeded by 50% so that its running time on this record is only 8 minutes 16 seconds, a saving of 33 and a third percent in listening time. Now...
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Burr-Brown August 1967 catalog, operational amplifiers and function modules
Topics: model, input, output, khz, modules, typ, operational, amplifiers, voltage, rated, unit price,...
Electronic kit catalog 810/60, 1966 - Heathkit
Topics: kit, heathkit, power, stereo, frequency, output, circuit, cps, watts, heath, power supply, export...
Constant-voltage SOLA transformers - SOLA Electric Co. 1963
Topics: sola, output, transformers, receptacle, voltage, catalog, specifications, input, transformer,...
Fairchild Semiconductor 1965 Catalog
Topics: switching, volts, watt, high, npn, nsec, applications, voltage, type, epoxy, high speed, volts...
Novelty gift catalog - J.P. Darby Esq.
Topics: authentic, gift, gold, handsome, color, genuine, precision, electric, complete, cuff links,...
C-Cor Electronics Amplifiers and Electronics (1966). Includes overview, cigarette size comparison, price list.
Topics: ohms, vdc, bnc, mhz, amplifier, model, output, amplifiers, cps, impedance, vdc bnc, power required,...
Electronic measuring equipment catalog - Bruel & Kjaer
Topics: type, frequency, meter, recorder, calibration, noise, range, output, level, vibration, level...
Learning toys catalog - Creative Playthings, Inc. 1969
Topics: toys, wood, creative, blocks, set, playthings, toy, colorful, rubber, doll, creative playthings,...
Stencil duplicators, model 366 - Gestetner
Topics: gestetner, stencil, gestefax, printing, duplicator, duplicating, ink, automatic, inking, process,...
Auricon, various cameras and equipment - Bach Auricon Inc. 1964
Topics: auricon, model, camera, optical, filmagnetic, outfit, film, finder, amplifier, recording, net...
Millionaires' Club: Tickertape News
Topics: illinois, club, june, melrose, ford, avenue, michigan, july, humor, enclosed, ford city, round...
Auricon Pro-600 Special, sound camera, 16mm double or single system
Topics: auricon, camera, optical, sound, film, filmagnetic, professional, model, recording, newsreel,...
Loudspeaker products catalog - Jensen, The Muter Company
Topics: jensen, shipping, loudspeaker, frequency, woofer, speaker, stereo, impedance, watts, system, high...
Exact Electronics Function Generations Flyers (200 Series, Type 301, Type 255)
Topics: output, ramp, waveform, generator, outputs, frequency, main, amplitude, sine, function, main...
Various computer and engineering books - Howard W. Sams
Topics: order, electronics, circuits, electronic, handbook, transistor, guide, complete, servicing,...
Digiffects sound effect library - Ljudproduktion AB
Topics: gavel, forest, usa, sound, int, effects, courtroom, ehrlingforlagen, digiffects, birds, sound...
Bit Banger, novelty mallet for hitting computers - Bits & P.C.s 1983
Topics: computer, banger, ergonomic, grosshandler, bit, san, bangers, frustration, computers, bits, bit...
De Havilland Canada DHC-5 Buffalo & General Electric T64 aircraft brochure
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Topics: buffalo, fuel, payload, isa, weight, takeoff, havilland, distance, stol, engine, gross weight,...
Tasco Microscopes and Telescopes Catalog
Topics: shipping, powers, refractor, zoom, kit, tripod, power, styrofoam, color, scope, styrofoam fitted,...