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MGB An odd (and probable long-shot) request...

YakkoWarner

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I am hoping to find someone who has a PDF copy of a former Victoria British catalog. The need is such: I have over the past years (decade in some cases) ordered a lot of stuff from them - and when they were still in business I could cross reference one of their part numbers to a picture and description by doing "add to cart by part #" on their web site. Since their site and company are now consigned to history, I have large boxes of "stuff" carefully stored with the part number label still attached, but I have no way to know what an 832-237 (random numbers for example only) actually IS anymore. I have a paper copy of a very recent catalog. but trying to thumb through and manually find a part # is much like trying to use a phone book to manually do a caller-ID lookup on a number. A PDF copy would let me search for the text of a part number and effectively reverse-lookup those parts to see what they actually are.
 

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Does the Moss site understand the VB part numbers as a cross reference? I also wonder if someone at Moss might have a cross reference since they bought out VB
 
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The Moss part #'s are different - when I talked to Moss they don't even have a way to internally cross-reference for ordering. That may change as time goes on.
 

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I was able to find one for you. I used archive.org to pull up an archived version of the VB site from pre-Moss acquisition. You can go there and pull down whatever you need.

If that site doesn't make sense to you, PM me and I can send you a link to get the file.
 
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OK - that was quite possibly the most surreal thing I've ever seen. A web site that can access things that no longer exist? I actually got what I needed, a 2017 copy of the VB catalog. Did I break the laws of physics somewhere in this process? Will the Doctor be coming to visit me for time line violations? What actually just happened......
 

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archive.org is an amazing site and dedicated bit of work. They archive pretty much all websites across the entire web. It's a huge undertaking, I can't imagine the disk space involved. Glad you got what you needed.
 
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