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Most folders from 1946 through 1963 (sets 1 - 671) are available here as a download or on CD via US Mail. Original Photofact folders from sets #672 and higher (1964 - 1970) are available here via U.S. mail. Check both of the lists above for your set-folder number. If you don't know which folder you need, find it by manufacturer and model number here. Note that record changers typically have their own service folder. If the folder you need is not listed yet contact me. Popular folders in the Instant Downloads section are available immediately after payment is completed. Downloads ordered from the 8,500 additional drop down list on the above right normally take up to 24 hours to receive the download instructions via email but please allow 1 - 2 business days. These Folders may be downloaded for up to seven days.
    NOTE: I offer TV folders and folders published after 1963 via U.S. Mail only - See the Photofact Originals section.
Digital files purchased here are for use by the original purchaser only and may not be shared or redistributed.
INSTRUCTIONS:    To order a Photofact pdf file you will need the Photofact Set # and Folder # listed in the Photofact Index for your model. If you already know the set and folder #, check the Instant Download section for your Set-Folder number. If it's not available instantly yet find it in the drop-down list above and click the "Add To Cart" button. If you don't see your set and folder # available for download yet (1946-1963) contact me for availability.
NOTE: TV folders are not available for download but you may purchase original TV Photofact folders via US Mail here.

To view or remove items in your shopping cart click the "Shopping Cart" link. Note that the "Instant Download" section is a different shopping system and orders placed there will not appear in the shopping cart above.

Files purchased here for download are in PDF format and are individually scanned in high resolution. This helps to make sure you receive a readable file. You can rotate and zoom in to a PDF file for clearer viewing or print out any pages on your printer.     Download Free Sample File
You may place your orders above using PayPal's secure check out or any major credit card (you don't need a PayPal account). An email address to receive download instructions is required. Once your order is completed you will receive an email instantly with a link to download your file if using the "Instant Download" check out on the left. Photofacts ordered from the drop down list on the right above typically take up to 24 hours but please allow one to two business days. If you don't know the set and folder # for your model you can find it using the manufacturers index. If you don't see your model listed (1946 - 1963) or the set and folder # contact me for availability.

Please note that a folder listed in the Hardcopy Section may not be available in this Download section. I do not offer TV service files as downloads. TV Photofact folders are available in original hard copies here via U.S. Mail.

I now stock over 300,000 original Photofact service folders for vintage radios and related equipment (record players, tape recorders, etc.) published from 1946 through 1970 and sets 1 through 671 (1946-1963) for download. Downloads are available in PDF format here or you may purchase the original Photofact and have it delivered via U.S. Mail. If you don't see your set and folder listed contact me for availability. I also have a large library of original Factory Service Manuals for antique radios, record players, and auto radios covering the 1920s through 1963. These are available at

* DOWNLOADS PLEASE NOTE: Files purchased for download here are made available in Adobe PDF format and are individually scanned in high resolution. You can rotate and zoom in to a PDF file for clearer viewing or print out any pages on your printer. You will need a PDF reader installed on your computer to view and print these files. Adobe Acrobat Reader is free and can be Downloaded here.
** Folders marked "Servicer" or sets marked with an A (example: 97A) are generally schematics only and do not contain photos or other service data typically found in a full Photofact.
Please note that due to copyright laws I only provide downloads of Photofact service manuals published before 1964 (sets 1 through 671). I DO NOT provide downloads of any TV service manuals published in sets 1 through 671, only the original hardcopy is available via U.S. Mail. Original hard copies for TVs and radios may be available for later models although I don't normally stock service manuals published after 1972. Contact me for availability of downloads of any folders not listed above that were published before 1964.

Disclaimer - Digital files purchased here are copyrighted and for use by original purchaser only and may not be redistributed or resold. We make no warranty of any kind with regard to the content of these manuals, publications or files. The content is subject to change without notice and we will not be responsible for any mistakes found in the manuals, publications, index, or files offered here. All the trademarks in this document and web site are registered by their respective owners. All the brand and product names are trademarks of their respective companies.
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