To make it simpler and more predictable, we now charge 10¢ per microfiche image scanned rather than an hourly rate.
Our volunteer has finished compiling an index for the microfiche. See our Printed and Microfiche Manuals for more information.
Our volunteers are not quite done but we compiled an updated partial index of instruments included in our microfiche. See our Printed and Microfiche Manuals for more information.
Our volunteers are busy indexing our microfiche. They are less than half way through but we compiled an interim partial index of instruments included in our microfiche. See our Printed and Microfiche Manuals for more information.
The museum has an extensive microfiche collection of Instruction and Service manuals along with other documents. We estimate the number of pages, including duplicates, at over 3.9 million. Due to the size of the microfiche archive we will not be proactively scanning Instruction and Service manuals but will respond to requests. We are currently in the process of developing an index of instruments in our microfiche archive to aid customers seeking manuals not currently available.
Scanning microfiche is a time consuming task for our volunteers. Each page has to be manually positioned, cropped, and scanned. We will research and scan microfiche at a nominal research fee of $25 per hour. Once scanned, we will provide the PDF file and also, if appropriate, post the file on TekWiki (external site). Your research fee will help support both the vintageTEK museum and the community of Tektronix collectors.
Small and medium manuals can typically be scanned in just an hour (a 148 page Service manual took about an hour to scan). Click on the image below to view a sample of a microfiche scanned PDF manual.
Contact the museum to see if we can help with your Instruction or Service manual needs.