Service Manuals, Service Data, & Various Technical Books

This is a small collection of vintage electronic service literature for the hobbyists out there like myself.  The collection is focused on technical service information not readily available from primary suppliers still in business and is meant to be free and available to all who can use this information for their hobby.  The stipulation of access to the work here, derived from work now in the public domain, is that this information, this site and/or the linked material cannot be sold or used for monetary gains.  Please contact me on ARF or VK (member name ‘mbear2k’) if you have any questions or feedback.

 

Classification:

Vintage Radio

Link:

Radio Retailing's Service Short Cuts

Provider:

mbear2k on ARF and VK

Document:

72 Pages, Published 1940, 8MB PDF

Posted:

31-May-2012

Detail:

1940 Edition of "Tricks of the Trade"

Practical "bread and butter" tips for radio dealers and servicemen on how to find and repair the most common troubles peculiar to specific models of receivers plus Reference Charts of Permanent Value and Use.

 

 

Classification:

Vintage Television

Link:

Motorola 16T1*, 17T1*, 17T2BA, 16K2*, 17K1*, 16F1* Factory Service Manual

Provider:

dholland on ARF

Document:

33 Pages, Published 1950, 8MB PDF

Posted:

17-Jan-2012

Detail:

Motorola Television Factory Service Manual

 

Models: 16T1H, 16T1BH, 17T1A, 17T1BA, 17T2A, 17T2BA, 16K2H, 16K2BH, 17K1A, 17K1BA, 16F1H and 16F1BH. 

 

Chassis: TS-89, TS-94 and TS-95.

 

Classification:

Vintage Television

Link:

RCA 8-PT-70* Series, Chassis KCS100B, KCS100D and KCS100K

Provider:

dholland on ARF

Document:

38 Pages, Published 1950, 8MB PDF

Posted:

17-Jan-2012

Detail:

RCA Television Factory Service Manual

 

Models: 8-PT-7010, 8-PT-7011, 8-PT-7012, 8-PT-7014, 8-PT-7030(T), 8-PT-7031(T), 8-PT-7032(T), 8-PT-7034(T).

Chassis: KCS100B, KCS100D ad KSC100K.

 

Classification:

Vintage Television

Link:

RCA 721TS, KCS 26-1, KCS 26-2

Provider:

mbear2k on ARF and VK

Document:

26 Pages, Published 1950, 1.5MB PDF

Posted:

17-Jan-2012

Detail:

RCA Television Factory Service Manual

 

Models: 721TS

Chassis: KCS 26-1, KCS 26-2

 

Classification:

Vintage Television

Link:

Emerson 614, 637, 644, 647 & 648B (5.7MB PDF)

Provider:

mbear2k on ARF and VK

Document:

37 Pages, Published 1949, 5.7MB PDF

Posted:

17-Jan-2012

Detail:

Emerson Television Factory Service Manual

 

Models: 614, 637, 644, 647 and 648B

Chassis: 120110B, 120113B, 120110E.  Includes four Field Service Bulletins.

 

Classification:

Vintage Television

Link:

Motorola 14T3, Chassis TS-114

Provider:

mbear2k on ARF and VK

Document:

24 Pages, Published 1950, 7.4MB PDF

Posted:

17-Jan-2012

Detail:

Motorola Television Factory Service Manual

 

Model: 14T3

Chassis: TS-114 with supplement for TS114A

 

Classification:

Vintage Television

Link:

Motorola 17K1&2 Series, Chassis TS-172

Provider:

mbear2k on ARF and VK

Document:

30 Pages, Published 1950, 3MB PDF

Posted:

17-Jan-2012

Detail:

Motorola Television Factory Service Manual

 

Models: 17K1E, 17K1BE, 17K2E & 17K2BE

Chassis: TS-172 with supplement for TS172A

 

Classification:

Vintage Television

Link:

RCA CT-100, Chassis CTC-2

Provider:

mbear2k on ARF and VK

Document:

40 Pages, Published 1954, 7MB PDF

Posted:

5-Jan-2012

Detail:

SAMS Set 52, Folder 11.  This was kind of a fun one in that it was is in its original color envelope.  This is a high-rez scan in PDF format of the RCA CT-100 Television

 

Model: CT-100

Chassis: CTC-2

 

Classification:

Vintage Television

Link:

Television_Analyzing_Simplified.pdf

Provider:

mbear2k on ARF and VK

Document:

99 Pages, Published 1958, 5MB PDF

Posted:

4-Jan-2012

Detail:

This is an excellent reference for basic vintage TV troubleshooting and a bonus for owners of the B&K 1075, 1076 and 1077 TV Analyst as this product is referenced and used in examples throughout.  Hi Resolution scan, PDF format and about 5 MB in size.

 

 

 

Classification:

Vintage Radio

Link:

Dial Cord Stringing Guide - DC-1 - Volume 1

Provider:

mbear2k on ARF and VK

Document:

Cat. No. DC-1, 113 Pages, Published October 1947, 5MB PDF

Posted:

2-Jan-2012

Detail:

Dial cord diagram covering most 1938 to 1947 radios.  Hi Resolution scans, PDF format and about 5 MB in size.

 

Classification:

Vintage Radio

Link:

Dial Cord Stringing Guide - DC-2 - Volume 2

Provider:

mbear2k on ARF and VK

Document:

Cat. No. DC-2, 96 Pages, Published October 1950, 4MB PDF

Posted:

2-Jan-2012

Detail:

Dial cord diagram covering most 1947 to 1949 radios.  Hi Resolution scans, PDF format and about 4 MB in size.

 

Classification:

Vintage Radio

Link:

Dial Cord Stringing Guide - DC-3 - Volume 3

Provider:

glasdave on ARF

Document:

Cat. No. DC-3, 95 Pages, Published October 1954, 4MB PDF

Posted:

5-Feb-2012

Detail:

Dial cord diagram covering most 1949 to 1953 radios.  Hi Resolution scans, PDF format and about 4 MB in size.

 

Classification:

Vintage Radio


Willow the Weimaraner

Link:

Dial Cord Stringing Guide

Provider:

glasdave on ARF

Document:

Posted:

Detail:

Place-holder – glasdave was kind enough to loan the DC-3, DC-5 and DC-6 books, and scans are in Progress. 

 

Still looking for DC-4!

 

 

 

 Classification:

Vintage Television

Link:

Rider TV Manufacturers' Receiver Trouble Cures - Volume 1

Provider:

mbear2k on ARF and VK

Document:

Cat. No. 143-1, 115 Pages, Published January 1953, 5MB PDF

Posted:

29-Dec-2012

Detail:

Admiral

Air King

Andrea

Arvin

Belmont-Raytheon

Bendix

Calbest

Capehart-Farnsworth

CBS-Columbia

Certified

Crosley

DuMont

 

 Classification:

Vintage Television

Link:

Rider TV Manufacturers' Receiver Trouble Cures - Volume 2

Provider:

mbear2k on ARF and VK

Document:

Cat. No. 143-2, 117 Pages, Published February 1953, 5MB PDF

Posted:

29-Dec-2012

Detail:

Emerson

Fada

Firestone

Freed

Gamble-Skogmo

General Electric

Hallicrafters

Hoffman

Industrial TV

International TV

Jackson

 

 

 Classification:

Vintage Television

Link:

Rider TV Manufacturers' Receiver Trouble Cures - Volume 3

Provider:

mbear2k on ARF and VK

Document:

Cat. No. 143-3, 119 Pages, Published April, 1953, 5MB PDF

Posted:

29-Dec-2012

Detail:

Kaye-Halbert

Kent

Magnavox

Majestic

Meck

Mercury

Midwest

Montgomery Ward

Motorola

Muntz

National

North American Philips

Olympic

Pacific Mercury

Packard-Bell

Philco

 

 

  

 Classification:

Vintage Television

Link:

Rider TV Manufacturers' Receiver Trouble Cures - Volume 4

Provider:

mbear2k on ARF and VK

Document:

Cat. No. 143-4, 120 Pages, Published July 1953, 5MB PDF

Posted:

29-Dec-2012

Detail:

Philharmonic

Pilot

Radio and Television (Brunswick)

RCA Victor

Remington (Rembrandt)

Scott

Sears Roebuck

Sentinel

Setchell Carlson

Shaw TV

 

 

 

 Classification:

Vintage Television

Link:

Rider TV Manufacturers' Receiver Trouble Cures - Volume 5

Provider:

mbear2k on ARF and VK

Document:

Cat. No. 143-5, 119 Pages, Published March 1954, 5MB PDF

Posted:

29-Dec-2012

Detail:

Sparton

Stewart-Warner

Stromberg-Carlson

Sylvania

Tele King

Trad TV

Transvision

Trav-ler

Wells-Gardner

Western Auto (Truetone)

Westinghouse

Zenith

 

 

 Classification:

Vintage Television

Link:

Rider TV Manufacturers' Receiver Trouble Cures - Volume 6

Provider:

mbear2k on ARF and VK

Document:

Cat. No. 143-6, 120 Pages, Published November 1954, 5MB PDF

Posted:

29-Dec-2012

Detail:

Admiral

Aimcee (AMC)

Arvin

Bendix

Cadillac TV

Capehart

CBS-Columbia

Conrac

Crosley

DuMont

Emerson

Firestone

 

 

  Classification:

Vintage Television

Link:

Rider TV Manufacturers' Receiver Trouble Cures - Volume 7

Provider:

mbear2k on ARF and VK

Document:

Cat. No. 143-7, 112 Pages, Published June 1955, 5MB PDF

Posted:

29-Dec-2012

Detail:

General Electric

Hallicrafters

Hoffman

Jackson

Kaye-Halbert

Magnavox

Majestic

Mars TV

Mattison TV

Meck

Montgomery Ward

Motorola

Muntz

Pacific Mercury

Packard-Bell

Philco

Philharmonic

Radio Craftsmen

Raytheon

 

 

   


 

Provided by divad41 on ARF

Searchable Rider 1 - 15 index (PDF - 5mb)

Searchable Rider 16 - 22 index (PDF - 5mb)

 

Provided by oakdust on ARF

Atwater Kent Service Manual (PDF - 1mb)

"B" Power Supplies (PDF - 1mb)

Complete NRI Courses 1-45 (PDF - 73mb)

Complete NRI Courses 46-60 (PDF - 18mb)

Complete NRI Courses 61-75 (PDF - 8mb)

Complete NRI Courses 76-90 (PDF - 8mb)

Crosely Gembox Service Manual (PDF - 1.3mb)

Crosely Service Manual (PDF - 1mb)

Eveready Service Manual (PDF - 1mb)

Grebe Service Manual (PDF - 1mb)

Majestic Service Manual (PDF - 1mb)

NRI Signal Tracer (PDF - 3mb)

RCA Radio Repair Course (PDF - 44mb)

Tubes & More - Sylvania Tube Guide and More - 1 of 9 (PDF - 50mb)

Tubes & More - Sylvania Tube Guide and More - 2 of 9 (PDF - 50mb)

Tubes & More - Sylvania Tube Guide and More - 3 of 9 (PDF - 75mb)

Tubes & More - Sylvania Tube Guide and More - 4 of 9 (PDF - 40mb)

Tubes & More - Sylvania Tube Guide and More - 5 of 9 (PDF - 30mb)

Tubes & More - Sylvania Tube Guide and More - 6 of 9 (PDF - 30mb)

Tubes & More - Sylvania Tube Guide and More - 7 of 9 (PDF - 25mb)

Tubes & More - Sylvania Tube Guide and More - 8 of 9 (PDF - 40mb)

Tubes & More - Sylvania Tube Guide and More - 9 of 9 (PDF - 30mb)