The vintageTEK museum has a large collection of printed instrument Instruction and Service manuals. We keep an archive for the museum and sell excess manuals on our eBay store. Please check our eBay store for your manual needs. Proceeds help support operation of the museum.
The museum also has an extensive microfiche archive of Instruction and Service manuals. We estimate the number of microfiche pages, including duplicates, at over 3.9 million. Our fund raiser for a microfiche scanner was successful and we can now scan microfiche to PDF documents.
Due to the size of the archives we will not be proactively scanning either microfiche or printed Instruction and Service manuals but will respond to requests.
Scanning microfiche or printed manuals is a time consuming task for our volunteers. Each microfiche page has to be manually positioned, cropped, and scanned. Each printed foldout manual page has to be manually positioned and scanned. Once scanned, we will provide the PDF file and also send it to tekwiki.org for availability to the broader community.
We charge a research and scanning fee of $25 per hour. Your payment helps support the vintageTEK museum and the larger community of Tektronix collectors and restorers.
Small and medium microfiche 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.
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. Duplicate instrument numbers mean that we have multiple sets of microfiche. We do not know if they are duplicates or differ in content or date but merely that we have multiple sets.
Notes regarding the museum microfiche archive
- Requests have been made for the TDS700 family. There is no technical documentation for the TDS family. It appears to not have been released. Sorry
Click on the image to view the PDF index.
Contact the museum to see if we can help with your Instruction or Service manual needs.