July 2012

Now, a change from just looking at old books. Today I look at this vintage C-130 Telex Landing & Take-off computer.

This is a nice set. First, there is the classic circular slide rule, called the “computer”. Very old school.

I am of the generation that finds it difficult using a normal ruler to draw a straight line, let alone being able to use a round slide rule to safely calculate the variables required for successfully landing a large and hulking plane like the C-130.

C-130 Hercules Aircraft Equipment Tools

vintage c-130 airplane hercules landing circular computer

There is also the technical manual and it all comes in a nice case.

c-130 airplane circular slide rule technical manual

My dad was a flight engineer and his buddies were load masters for the C-130. What an airplane.


Children of the Void by William Dexter is a tale of a group of humans who work to rebuild a post-apocalyptic Earth. The Earth is then plunged into a journey through unknown dangers of space…

Children of the Void William Dexter Vintage Paperback Science Fiction Sci Fi

Earth’s chaotic voyage is watched by alien races. Who is friend? Who is foe?

This copy is a first printing October 1966 by Paperback Library. I love the cover art.

Sin Street (originally titled Scarlet Patrol) by Dorine Manners is a vintage tale of call girls, crime, and the vice racket.

Sin Street Good Girl Art pulp book about vice prostitution and crime

This book rips “the veil off modern bordellos, fake massage parlors, and ‘dance studios’. It is the cold, hard truth…”

Nice example from the era of good girl art, pulp books. I love the green hand contrasted against the woman’s intense red dress.

That’s right,  back in the day, paperbacks based up on the the smash hit tv series Dallas were published.

Enjoy the classic evil genius that is Larry ‘J.R. Ewing/Major Nelson’ Hagman.

Dallas Paperback Vintage Used Book Retro TV Show

Very nice cover artwork, though.


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