Rider Manuals Search All Manuals 
  Rider's Perpetual Troubleshooter's Manual - 1930 to 1952 - Complete Collection.
New Section - Please report any errors by clicking here
John F. Rider's "The Perpetual Troubleshooter's Manual" was published from 1931 to1954 Rider worked with as many radio manufacturers as possible to get any servicing information that was available so the yearly bound volumes were large (sometimes over 2000 pages). Manufacturers were represented were mainly from the United States.
Donated by the family of
 Miller M. Duris (1928-2014)
 
Miller learned about radios and electronics during his service in the US Navy from 1945 to 1949. After his military service, Miller returned to Hillsboro, Oregon, and worked for Meltebeke’s Furniture repairing TV’s and appliances.  He joined a fledging Beaverton electronics company, Tektronix, in 1951 as its 351st employee.  In 1959, the family moved to Virginia where Miller managed Tektronix Washington, D.C. field office.  Returning to Hillsboro, Oregon in 1967, he continued his Tektronix career until 1977. While working at Tektronix in the 1950’s, Miller did part-time repair work at the Hillsboro Radio & TV Shop owned by Vic Fricke.  When Mr. Fricke retired, he turned over the files, manuals and books to Miller, who saved everything. 
Index & Supplements
Many contain the "How it Works" section with details on how specific circuits work.
Volume 4
Special Supplement
Volumes 1 to 10
With "How It Works"
Volumes 11 to 13
Index only
Volume 15
With "How It Works"
Volume 16
With "How It Works"
Volume 16 to 17
With "How It Works"
Volumes 16 to 18
With "How It Works"
Volumes 16 to 19
With "How It Works"
Volumes 16 to 20
With "How It Works"
Volumes 16-21
Index Only
Volumes 16-22
Index Only
Volume 19 
Index only
Other Radio Service Magazines from our Collection 
Click on any to view page 
   
PF Reporter  Radio Dealer
   
Service Dealer  Service
More on Home ¨Page 
Each Volume is Divided by Manufacturer Name 
CHG = Change bulletins & Miscellaneous Diagrams
1929   Volume II (early verion of Manuals)
Year Vol ABC DEF GHI JKL MNO PQR STU VWXYZ CHG 
1931    
1932 II    
1933 III     
1934 IV     
1935    
Year   ABC DEF GHI JKL MNO PQR STU VWXYZ CHG  
1936 VI      
1937 VII     
1938 VIII     
1939 IX     
Year   ABC DEF GHI JKL MNO PQR STU VWXYZ CHG  
 1940    
1941 XI    
1942 XII    
1943 XIII    
1944 XIV     
Year XVI  ABC DEF GHI JKL MNO PQR STU VWXYZ CHG  
1945 XV     
1946 XVI      
1947 XVII     
1948 XVIII     
1949 XIX    
1949 NRI    
Year   ABC DEF GHI JKL MNO PQR STU VWXYZ CHG  
1950 XX    
1951 XXI    
1952 XXII    
1953  XXIII    
1954   Transistor Radio Diagrams Index Transistor 24 & 25
1955   Transistor & Home Radios Index Home Radios 25
1956   Transistor Radios Home Radios Index Transistor 26 & 27
1957   Transistor Radio Diagrams Index Home Radios 26 & 27

Search can be restricted to a specific manufacturer, model and / or specific decade.  
1941  Record Changers            
BOOKS
Miscellaneous
  John F. Rider's Books
30's-50's  
Vacuum-Tube Voltmeters
1951
Inside the Vacuum Tube
1945
 Introduction to Frequency Modulation
 1940 
FM Transmission and Reception
1949 
How To Use Meters
1954
The Cathode Ray Tube at Work
1935
Television - How It Works
1948
Practical Radio Repairing Hints
1931
       
Basic Electricity Vol 1  Basic Electricity
Vol 2
Basic Electricity
Vol 3
Basic Electricity
Vol 4
       
Basic Electricity
 Vol 5
Servicing superheterodynes     

Search can be restricted to a specific manufacturer, model and / or specific decade.