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Historic Steel Construction Manuals

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Historic Steel Construction Manuals

First Edition

Printing/Revision Year Notes
First  1927 December, 1927
Second 1928 March, 1928
Third 1928 May, 1928
Fourth 1928 December, 1928 – Fortieth Thousand
Fifth 1929 April, 1929 – Fifty-fifth Thousand
Sixth 1930 January, 1930 – Sixty-fifth Thousand
Seventh 1930 April, 1930 – Seventy-fifth Thousand
Eighth 1930 December, 1930 – Eighty-fifth Thousand
Ninth 1932 January, 1932 – Ninety-fifth Thousand
Tenth 1932 October, 1932 – One hundredth Thousand

Second Edition

Printing/Revision 

Year Notes
First 1934  January, 1934
Second 1934  January, 1934
Third 1936 May, 1936
Fourth 1936  May, 1936

Third Edition

Printing/Revision Year Notes
First 1937 October, 1937
Second 1939  
Third 1940 March 1940 (handwritten)
Fourth 1941  

Fourth Edition

Printing/Revision Year Notes
First 1941  
Second 1942  
Third 1943  
Fourth 1944  
Fifth 1945  

Fifth Edition

Printing/Revision Year Notes
First  1946  
Second  1947  
Third  1947  
Fourth  1947  
Fifth  1948  
Sixth  1948  
Seventh  1948  
Eighth  1949  
Ninth  1949  
Tenth  1950  
Eleventh  1951  
Twelfth  1951  
Thirteenth  1952  
Fourteenth  1952  
Fifteenth  1953  
Sixteenth  1954  
Seventeenth  1955  
Eighteenth  1955  
Nineteenth  1956  
Twentieth  1956  
Twenty-first  1957  
Twenty-second  1957  
Twenty-third  1958  
Twenty-fourth  1959  
Twenty-fifth  1959  
Twenty-sixth  1960  
Twenty-seventh  1961  
Twenty-eighth  1961  
Twenty-ninth  1962  
Thirtieth  1962  

Sixth Edition

Printing/Revision Year Notes
First  1963  7/63 with errata 
First  1963  8/63 with errata 
First  1963  12/63 with errata 
First  1964  3/64 with errata 
First Revised 1965  4/1/65 
Second Revised 1965  II on spine; 11/1/65 
Third Revised  1966  III on spine; 3/1/66 
Fourth Revised  1967  IV on spine; 3/1/67 

Seventh Edition

Printing/Revision Year Notes
First  1970  Not available at this time 
First Revised  1973  First Revised Printing 
First Revised  1974  First Revised Printing, Second Impression (1/74) 
First Revised  1975  First Revised Printing, Fourth Impression (12/75)