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    In another thread someone has a 1971 text book that he is using. Got me to thinking how many of us have old text books and how old.

    Mine is Pop's when he was studing for his thirds in diesel. a 1928 Southerns. And I used it at the Maritime Academy. Who has older?
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    I have websters dictionary written in 1920.
    l also have my greatgrandmothers bible writtn in italian
    printeed in 1805.I got it from my uncle in italy when i was there in 1960,

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    1943 Audels refrigeration manual
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    “Engineers like to solve problems. If there are no problems handily available, they will create their own." Scott Adams

    "We can't solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them."
    Albert Einstein

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    Now watch this thread turn into an arguement over is the Bible a textbook or not. Then the thread will eventually get moved to the ARP area.

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    Besides, textbook is one word not two words as is posted in the title of this thread.

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    Yes it is

    Originally posted by NormChris


    Now watch this thread turn into an arguement over is the Bible a textbook or not. Then the thread will eventually get moved to the ARP area.
    Colonial America used it in their schools.

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    HERE WE GO.

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    norm i need your book.

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    Originally posted by NormChris

    Besides, textbook is one word not two words as is posted in the title of this thread.
    Sorry Norm, but I took 4 years of foriegn language in high school. ENGLISH. Best teacher my Junior English teacher my Senior year.
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    Yeah, everybody should know several ways to spell the same word.

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    Hmmm... I think I had a few Audel's 1940ish books. Pipefitters and Steamfitters Guide, Residential and Commercial Refrigeration and perhaps another. I haven't seen them in some time.

    I also had a few old pre-1940s dictionaries. I think they burned up in a house fire at my mothers though. I guess my "current" oldest dictionary is a M-W 1953 model with little wear but some sun fading going on.

    Nowadays, I have way too many computer books though.

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    Originally posted by NormChris
    Yeah, everybody should know several ways to spell the same word.
    Thank you thank you. Now I know what to tell my wife when she gives me a bad time
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    Originally posted by NormChris


    Now watch this thread turn into an arguement over is the Bible a textbook or not. Then the thread will eventually get moved to the ARP area.
    "Textbook: a book used by students as a standard work for a particular branch of study."

    I didn't realize a dictionary could have such a simple definition for the word textbook. And anyone can write a textbook. It's simple.
    Right Norm?

    Old texts can be fun. Looking thru some 1920's Nat'l Geos now. The hvac ads and car ads are great. Would be nice to frame some of them.

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