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US DIVERS CATALOGS & SCUBAPRO CATALOGS

Discussion in 'Vintage Equipment Diving' started by AMIR007, Oct 19, 2016.

  1. Mike Lev

    Mike Lev Barracuda

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    U.S. first catalog was 1953.I'll trade you a 53 for a 62 Scubapro? It has a white cover.
     
  2. AMIR007

    AMIR007 Angel Fish

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    Thank you mike for the offer i have the 1953 us diver , you can download all scubapro catalogs from VDH website
    vintagedoublehose.com if you can't let me know and i will send it to you
    cheers
     
  3. David Wilson

    David Wilson Loggerhead Turtle

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    Indeed. Bryan Pennington's vast collection of historical diving catalogues can be freely accessed at the http://vintagedoublehose.com/ site by following the "Manuals & Catalogs" link under "Gear info" at the bottom of the home page. This PDF library of scanned documents is an act of generosity on Bryan's part that we perhaps take too much for granted. It's a true gift, available to all, and indispensable to diving historians who would not otherwise have the opportunity to chronicle the history and development of the world's great diving equipment companies via the printed literature. I say "world's" because the catalogues this repository contains aren't solely American.

    There are a few smaller online diving catalogue collections, including the files at http://tinyurl.com/zojc6eu and on the Finnish diving museum site at www.sukellusmuseo.fi. Can anybody point us in the direction of any other examples of full-text vintage-era catalogue scans rather than the numerous examples of front-page-only scans that just seem there to tantalise those of us who don't own a full copy?
     
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  4. AMIR007

    AMIR007 Angel Fish

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    thank you David for the links Bryan have a lot of great catalogs the other two website doesn't have us divers or scubapro we will keep looking and if anybody have any library links or pdf copies and would like to share with us please do , that would be much appreciated
    Amine
     
  5. Tracy Brummer

    Tracy Brummer Angel Fish

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  6. Tracy Brummer

    Tracy Brummer Angel Fish

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    Hi, I do not have
    the dive catalogs you request but you have the 1983 scubapro I am trying to find out what year the NC 11 and DC 11 dive computer came out and sold for. Is that in one of your 1980's catalogs? Please let me know. I own one and trying to find out year it came out.

    Thanks,

    Tracy
     
  7. Tracy Brummer

    Tracy Brummer Angel Fish

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    could I get to see your scubapro catalogs? that is awesome how many you have.

    Tracy
     
  8. axxel57

    axxel57 Solo Diver

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    I cannot be absolutely sure for the US market, but the NC11/DC11 was introduced in 1990 in Europe.......
     
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  9. Tracy Brummer

    Tracy Brummer Angel Fish

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  10. David Wilson

    David Wilson Loggerhead Turtle

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    If you're interested in freely downloadable scans of 1980s Scubapro diving equipment catalogues in PDF format, your best bet is probably Bryan Pennington's generously shared and extensive catalogue collection accessible at https://personal.filesanywhere.com/fs/v.aspx?v=8d6d638a5f6075b5a46a. The 1980, 1982 and 1983 Scubapro catalogues are all available there. They won't help in your quest to date a dive computer, though, as home computers were only just beginning to appear during the early 1980s and dive computers would have come along much later.

    Wouldn't it be nice if all of us scanned our paper catalogues and made them available online too for everybody else's benefit?:) I practise what I preach: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0Bw7z_4bLjOOEZDJJaTEzQk1qUWc.
     
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