16C Manual - different version?



#5

A few years ago, I sold my 16C (dumb move but I wanted the money for another project).

The manual I had with that 16C had a different cover to the usual 16C manual and I have never ever seen the manual cover I had since.

The cover was a cream colour with grey filled rectangles of different shades, a large dark grey rectangle across the top, a smaller medium shade grey rectangle down the right hand side, a smaller still blue-grey rectangle partially along the bottom side and a very small horizontal red rectangle on the left edge.

If anyone is familiar with this manual type, does it signify a particular production run of the 16C? I don't know what the serial number was unfortunately.

Did I make the mistake of selling something that was quite rare or was this manual style typical for 16Cs from one of the factories or a certain time frame?

This has been a mystery I've often wondered about so I'd like to clear it up!

Thanks if anyone can shed any light on this...

Mark


#6

The manuals with that design on the front are HP reprints- I think mostly at the end of production. Pictures to follow.


#7

Did it look something like these?


Edited: 31 July 2009, 7:39 p.m.


#8

Thanks Allen - those are very similar but not exactly the same. So they are reprints then? Presumably done after the original manual print had run out? I remember the text being almost as if it had come off a line-printer and in a very plain format. Actually, it gave the manual a really nice low-level techy style, minimal diagrams or clip-art, just paragraphs of pure text. Yummy! :)

At least I didn't sell something unusual or "rare".

It was 2005 when I sold it and I got 150GBP for it which wasn't bad and the funds enabled me to buy a D-SLR but in hindsight, I regret it badly. Live and learn...

Mark


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