Books you can buy in the shops

'Electronics Classics-Collecting, Restoration and Repair' : Andy Emmerson. Newnes: ISBN 0-7506-3788-9, 19.99 RRP.

I urge you to buy this book. Andy Emmerson has the knack of writing books like this that are invaluable and immensely readable whether you are a complete beginner or a recognised expert. He also has the ability to talk to everyone at the same time and on their level. No matter how long you have been involved in the hobby or how much of an expert you may claim to be, this book will always contain something that you didn't know. This really is an excellent book and is set to become a Classic! [independent review]

'Old Telephones' : Andy Emmerson. Shire Albums: ISBN 0-85263-781-0, RRP 2.95

Another in the Shires series. Obviously not to do with Television, but a very nice book to have which again contains lots of good information and pictures of old telephones. You could read this and find yourself collecting old phones as well. I have now got about three... A fascinating subject! [independent review]

'Old Television":Andy Emmerson. Shire Albums: ISBN 0-7478-0367-6

This delightful little book details old televisions and related topics from day one to the 1970s. Lots of pictures of sets and memorabilia. It is an excellent introduction to the hobby and also a good read for unsympathetic wives or partners. [independent review]

You will probably find thise books available online cheapest at Amazon.

Books you can buy only from me

Collecting British Telephones, Volume 1. Coming soon! The first new book on old telephone in years. 200 pages or more of pictures, circuits and descriptions. Watch this space for details.

I no longer sell Paste Polishing No. 5 or Plastic Polish as these are now widely available from other sources. I suggest you try Telephone Lines ( for supplies.

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