Microfische reader

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Peter Laidler
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Microfische reader

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Anyone out there in forumland need a microfische reader for those impossible to read 70's/80's/90's microfische type parts lists?

Perfect working order reader here £10 or better still, a 6-pack of Becks or Amstell. A bit too fragile to send so buyer to collect, in your own time, from Abingdon, the ancestral home of MG Cars next time you're making a pilgrimage past 'the works'

On the other hand, if not convenient for you to collect and you really want it, you can arrange courier collection
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Re: Microfische reader

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Yes please, and I'll bring the beers after Covid ;-)
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SOLD TO THE MAN AT THE BACK.........

Got that Andy and see you then. If you're nearer this way for any reason, we can meet at a convenient midway point and have a coffee too. Regards
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Re: Microfische reader

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I've got some fisches that you may want, innocenti, mgb and a full mini parts list. If you want them send me a pm. I dont want anything for them, you've got the viewer now! R
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Re: Microfische reader

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Peter Laidler wrote: Tue Jan 26, 2021 1:13 pm Anyone out there in forumland need a microfische reader for those impossible to read 70's/80's/90's microfische type parts lists?

Perfect working order reader here £10 or better still, a 6-pack of Becks or Amstell. A bit too fragile to send so buyer to collect, in your own time, from Abingdon, the ancestral home of MG Cars next time you're making a pilgrimage past 'the works'

On the other hand, if not convenient for you to collect and you really want it, you can arrange courier collection
They were just introducing microfiches when I was a partsman. The bosses tried to collect up all the parts books so that we'd have to use the microfiche. No, no, no. we hid them all.
With the old parts books we would alter old part numbers when a superceded one was introduced but make the original one still readable as a back reference. That way all the history was retained. My parts counter mate had books going back the 1930's hidden away. we all knew where they were but didn't let management know. Oh, wicked days, all that sneakiness.
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Rolandino wrote: Tue Jan 26, 2021 8:51 pm I've got some fisches that you may want, innocenti, mgb and a full mini parts list. If you want them send me a pm. I dont want anything for them, you've got the viewer now! R

Jolly decent of you - pm sent ;-)
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In Australia the programme to replace hard copy parts books with microfiche was called Leyfiche. Pages below are from the Parts News Newsletter that went to the parts section in each Dealership.

There was delay to the schedule while management decided on the fiche format. I think, in the end, Leyland Australia adopted a different format to the UK. I'll see if I can find the discussion and outcome.

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This mentions the debate on format and reason for the delay in implementing.

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Interesting stuff - didn't know about that ;-)
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