Thanks! I collect other antiques too, and I have never once been able to find one that way, but I hope you have better luck than me. I'm bidding on a 1935 North Caroline code book right now. 2 hours left...hope I win. I don't spend more than $20 or so, but I have a lot of good stuff to trade!!Glen, one thing is the codes books are typically paid for and owned by the Municipality, I know very few contractors that even own a code book and the few that do, typically are electricians studying for their masters. Some Muni's have to declare them as surplus before you can remove them from the building.
But when I'm out and about a flees I'll look for you.
Well glad to know I'm not the only weirdo. I do wish to find someone to trade with. So many of my duplicates were gifted to me from a mentor, so selling them doesn't feel right, nor does it build my collection. I too would buy an original 1927. My reprint is such a cheat!!You are not the only one interested in vintage code books. But I do not have any duplicates for bartering. If someone has an original 1927 UBC or 1929 hard copy of any state building code, I would pay for that. No bartering required.
Ha, ha! Already covered. Office is in the loft of my detached garage! I am running out of shelf space though...Glenn, your starting to worry me, worried about that fire load your generating with that collection. Might have to reclassify your incidental use and require separation
I did find one old National Fuel Gas code at an estate sale. That's after going to about 20 of them so far. I'm hoping for that one gold mine one...You may want to approach retiring engineers and architects through their local chapters, also estate sales can be good sources.