View single post by Bill Hoehn
 Posted: Wed Sep 2nd, 2015 05:14 am
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Bill Hoehn

Joined: Fri May 13th, 2011
Location: Chesterfield, Missouri USA

I purchased every bit of Emerson literature that has been available the last 30 years or so.  I copied everything, single sided, on to 8 1/2 x 11 white paper so I don't have to handle the originals, some of which are quite fragile. 

Other companies are included, like GE when Skofield was researching his book with Emerson's input.

Most of my Century material came from the home of Edwin Pilsbury, the founder of the company, including his signed textbooks from college, and his electrical books after coming to St. Louis.  He did work at both Wagner and Emerson before founding Century.

I have never gotten through hundreds of pages of original material, but it is safely stored, and shared with worthy scholars like member Brad Cheney, who actually travels to the Smithsonian for some of his research.

We're trying to disseminate the truth, as can be found from the various companies original records.

Dan Hilton, our member and engineer, still has access to some of the Emerson records that I do not.

This is all redundant but easier than trying to find the references from past postings.

Besides catalogs, there is instruction for the salesmen, decisions from lawsuits, and various and sundry other materials.