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Offline Geoffh

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1924 Douglas model OB 600cc
« on: 25 Jul 2016 at 09:01 »
Hello all,

I'm hoping someone can help me find a handbook, parts book and/or workshop manual for my 1924 Douglas OB 600cc. I can photocopy and return originals if preferred but any help would be very welcome. Thank you,
Geoffh

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Re: 1924 Douglas model OB 600cc
« Reply #1 on: 26 Jul 2016 at 01:07 »
Vintage and Veterans Motorbooks in Lidcombe, Australia did a reprint of the 1925 OW/OB "Book of Instructions" (16 pages). Long out of print I am sure, but second hand copies turn up from time to time.

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Re: 1924 Douglas model OB 600cc
« Reply #2 on: 26 Jul 2016 at 04:32 »

I wonder, with the majority of Douglas literature well out of copyright and the rest in "who's going to mind" territory, should we start scanning old handbooks and putting them up on the site in PDF form?

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Re: 1924 Douglas model OB 600cc
« Reply #3 on: 27 Jul 2016 at 07:04 »
Hi I have listed a few douglas books on ebay tonight including an OB Daren

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/262547576372?ssPageName=STRK:MESCX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1557.l2649
too many dougli not enough time!

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Re: 1924 Douglas model OB 600cc
« Reply #4 on: 27 Jul 2016 at 08:21 »

Hi Geoff,

Sorry, I don't have the 16-page booklet that Doug mentions, although I do have the equivalent one for the later Model OC.

Here's the OB bit from a single-sheet pamphlet that has two folds, giving six panels. It might be repro, but it's on textured paper so may be an original. If everyone has it, it's sure to be a reprint.

Cheers

Leon

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Re: 1924 Douglas model OB 600cc
« Reply #5 on: 17 Dec 2016 at 11:08 »
Many thanks to all who replied, I now have an instruction handbook but am still looking for a parts list should anybody have one I can copy.
Geoff

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Re: 1924 Douglas model OB 600cc
« Reply #6 on: 17 Dec 2016 at 16:02 »
Hi All,
Regarding the production of the spares lists and manuals. We in the Douglas Club are in the process of reproducing all the available versions.
We have so far produced most of the very early original Douglas factory manuals from 1911 through to 1914. A general 1916 book covering from 12 to 16. and the 4HP manual.
For Club members a more extensive full list is advertised in the Magaziine each month.
The OB we have only very recently, through the good offices of a Club member obtained a copy, this is actually being printed over the next few days. To increase its potential use we have added the OW book into the same binding.
Most of the post war literature has already been reprinted.
It is the intention to continue to extend the range as and when they become available.
At the moment we are costing several further reproductions covering spares lists and the 2 3/4 books, Also  we are attempting to gather together various Douglas "leaflets" referring to the almost non existent 30's manuals.
We sell all our reprints at a reasonable price with just enough profit margin to allow the acquisition and reproduction of further information without putting to much stress on the Club funds.
Anybody interested please email me direct, non members please note, we are quite happy to supply but do add a small surcharge as it is the Club Members subscriptions that underwrite the process and maintenance of the records. Of course we would prefer you to join!!  :roll:

Dave Lawrence