Product Manual Archive Offers A Look Back At Manuals You Didn't Read The First Time

Making the rounds of late is the apparently new Product Manual Archive, a Web site dedicated to cataloging product instruction booklets of the past.

The gallery so far appears a bit meager, but includes some terrific images of vintage products, as well as ads, diagrams and how-tos.

Among my favorites is a booklet published by the now-defunct United States Office of Civil Defense titled Fallout Protection: What to Know and Do About Nuclear Attack, which offers helpful advice on how to construct and stock your own inexpensive fallout shelter.

1 Comment

Jul. 9, 2012 | 3:25 pm
Anonymous wrote:

I have the original book this picture is from.

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