Vintage Infodesign [12]

Old how-to manuals, among many other 'visual antiques'

March 25, 2013  |  CATEGORIES: Featured, News

A couple of months ago, our columnist an long-time infographic designer Gerson Mora wrote about a manual by Singer, dated around 1946. You can read the full article here, so we’re just going to show some of the pages Gerson included in his post – which, by the way, has a perfect title: Teaching without words.

Let’s go ahead, and begin another edition of Vintage Infodesign:

 

Singer 15c75 Manual (1946) | Singer

Preparando para tecidos diferentes

(Image: Singer 15c75 Manual)

Singer 15c75 Manual (1946) | Singer

Limpeza e lubrificação

(Image: Singer 15c75 Manual)

Europe Raw Cotton Imports (1866) | Charles Joseph Minard

Vintage Infographic Europe Raw Cotton Imports (1866)

(image:Charles Joseph Minard)

(Via Sci Maps)

Bone fractures (c1900) | Franz Bilz

Vintage Infographic Bone fractures (c1900)

(image:Franz Bilz)

(Via pilllpat on Flickr)

Frontier between Alentejo and Spanish Estremadura (1644) | João Teixeira Abernaz

Vintage Infographic Frontier between Alentejo and Spanish Estremadura (1644)

(image:João Teixeira Abernaz)

(Via Library of Portugal)

How to use a dial telephone (1951)

Vintage Infographic How to use a dial telephone (1951)

(image:Retronaut)

(Via Retronaut)

Artis Magnae Artilleriae : Pars Prima (1650) | Kazimierz Siemienowicz

Vintage Infographic Artis Magnae Artilleriae  Pars Prima (1650)

(image: Kazimierz Siemienowicz)

(Via BibliOdissey)

Age distribution (1930) | Svea Rike

Vintage Infographic Age distribution (1930)

(image: Svea Rike)

(Via Prof. Michael Stoll on Flickr)

Nouveau Plan des Environs de Paris (1755) | Esnauts & Rapilly

Vintage Infographic Nouveau Plan des Environs de Paris (1755)

(image: Esnauts & Rapilly)

(Via Wikimedia)]

Rain Chart of the U.S. (1755) | Francis A. Walker

Vintage Infographic Rain Chart of the U.S. (1755)

(image: Francis A. Walker)

(Via Radical Cartography)

Panama Canal (1903) | The Guardian

Vintage Infographic  Panama Canal (1903)

(image: The Guardian)

(Via The Guardian Data Blog)

Food Value of Fresh Cod (1920)

Vintage Infographic Food Value of Fresh Cod (1920)

(image:Eric Fischer)

(Via Eric Fischer on Flickr)
And in case you missed last week’s featured works:

 

London’s cholera map (1854) | John Snow

Vintage Infographic John Snow's cholera map of Soho

(image:John Snow,1854 )

(Via The Guardian Data Blog)

Ancient Map of Brussels (1657)

Vintage Infographic Ancient Map of Brussels (1657)

(image:Ancient Map of Brussels, 1657)

(Via Vidiani)

Voyage au Rayaume de Galanterie (1652) | Delphine Denis

Vintage Infographic Voyage au Rayaume de Galanterie (1652)

(image:Delphine Denis,1652)

(Via Erudit)

A Glossary of Television Terms (1964) | John Alcorn

Vintage Infographic A Glossary of Television Terms (1964)

(image:John Alcorn, 1964)

(Via So Much Pileup)

The Moral Map of the United States (1854)

Vintage Infographic The Moral Map of the United States (1854)

(image:Ptak Science Books,1854)

(Via Ptak Science Books)

Making A Power Loom (1936) | Mechanics And Handicraft

Vintage Infographic Making A Power Loom (1936)

(image:Mechanics And Handicraft, 1936)

(Via Modern Mechanix)

“Octant” world map (1514) | Leonardo da Vinci

Vintage Infographic Octant world map (1514)

(image: Leonardo da Vinci, 1514)

(Via Sci Maps)

The Netherlands as a Lion (1611) | Jodocus Hondius

Vintage Infographic The Netherlands as a Lion (1611)

(image: Jodocus Hondius, 1611)

(Via Blue Monocle)

The Kiss of the Oceans (1915) | C. A. Hollands

Vintage Infographic The Kiss of the Oceans (1915)

(image:C. A. Hollands, 1915)

(Via Retronaut)

Chart of the Lower Mississippi River (1858) | A. Persac

Vintage Infographic Chart of the Lower Mississippi River (1858)

(image: A. Persac, 1858)

(Via David Rumnsey Map collection)

Map of Telegraphy, Europe and North America (1858) | Charles Magnus

Vintage Infographic Map of Telegraphy

(image:Charles Magnus,1858)

(Via Big Map Blog)

 

We’ll be back next Monday with another selection of vintage visualizations. Until then, keep following our daily updates here on Visual Loop, and if you came across some old map, chart of graph, send it to us and we’ll be sure to add it to our weekly selection.

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