TMC Manual Page
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Neil de Pasquale, son of TMC's founder Ray de Pasquale, and president of the company from 1986 to the present, has kindly loaned me a huge stash of original TMC manuals. The objective of this project is to scan nearly all of the unique manuals and put them online for general use.
The following three links will take you to the manual scans:
|TMC Commercial Manuals||A big, flat list of all of the commercial manuals, sorted alphabetically by TMC equipment type.|
|TMC-published Military Manuals||List of TMC-published Military manuals, sorted by AN/ type designation.|
|TMC Systems Manuals||List of TMC manuals for complete systems.|
Notes on using the manual stash:
While this collection of TMC manuals is large, it isn't complete. If you
have manuals not listed on this site, please consider loaning them to me for
scanning! I'll be gentle with them, and get 'em back to you promptly, all at
Below is a link to the spreadsheet I constructed to inventory the documents I received, sorted in a completely arbitrary order according to the 25 banker's boxes that hold the documents.
The next link may be more useful for searches, as it is sorted by TMC equipment type designation. The lines with gray texture are documents I planned to scan and add to this repository. I've actually scanned quite a few of the others, as well. If you see any documents that aren't highlighted that you'd like me to add, please send me email at:
These manuals were scanned on a Ricoh Color Scanner IS760D. It's a remarkable instrument! It does full duplex scanning (both sides at once) with a very capable auto-feeder. Most of the documents were scanned at 400 DPI, 16-level gray, and output as 4-bit-gray PDF's with LZW compression. This choice turned out to be a good one for text and line drawings, not so great for half-tone images. As time allows, I'll go back and rescan some of the equipment half-tone pictures with the scanner configured for gray-scale--this produces far better renderings of half-tones, but leaves a bit to be desired for text/graphics.