Antique/vintage aquarium magazines 1947, '53, & '62

Cooperman411

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I'm a bit of a nostalgia freak and found some aquarium hobby magazines on eBay for a fair price.

December 1953 of "Aquarium Journal", May 1947 of "The Aquarium", and Jan/Feb 1962 of "Tropicals"

I highly doubt anyone would mind or the publishers even still exist. Would their be interest if I scanned them to PDFs for others to read? If there's any interest I'll have time this Thursday or Friday to scan them - or at least the best articles and ads. The ads for aquarium equipment of the day are every bit as interesting as the articles.
 

Willj626

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I would be interested, they sound and look fascinating!
 

Trenzalore

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I would definitely be interested!
 

Mhamilton0911

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I'd totally read that too
 

JettsPapa

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Nice score. I have cattle, and some years ago acquired some cattle magazines from the 30's and 40's, and more from the 70's. I enjoyed reading them.
 
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Cooperman411

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Just looking through, you had to be fairly upper middle class to rich to have an aquarium in the 40s and 50s especially. Air pumps were around $25 in the 40s and looked like they were just waiting for a kid to touch and hurt themselves. Electric heaters looked like they posed a constant risk of death to fish and humans by electrocution. Like I said - the ads are the best! Will get something up tomorrow evening.
 
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Cooperman411

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Here's the first one. It's compressed so color text or text on a background isn't as clear but it's all legible. You can also select/cut/paste text and search it. It is from 1962 and I didn't read every word but the 60s were not as PC as 2020 so reader beware. (I may be worried for no reason but thought I should remind everyone.) If you need/want the very slightly but 4 times the size higher quality one, let me now. It was a PITA to scan so I may need a break before I scan the next one.
 

John58ford

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You have made my morning. Thanks for sharing
 

Koneko

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I'm reading this now, thank you for sharing.
 

Trenzalore

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Thank you for sharing this!!
 

Jack B Nimble

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Thank you.
 

FishBoy101

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Cooperman411 said:
I'm a bit of a nostalgia freak and found some aquarium hobby magazines on eBay for a fair price.

December 1953 of "Aquarium Journal", May 1947 of "The Aquarium", and Jan/Feb 1962 of "Tropicals"

I highly doubt anyone would mind or the publishers even still exist. Would their be interest if I scanned them to PDFs for others to read? If there's any interest I'll have time this Thursday or Friday to scan them - or at least the best articles and ads. The ads for aquarium equipment of the day are every bit as interesting as the articles.
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