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The Coyne Electrical School was one of the largest and most reputable electrical and electronics training organizations. They trained both in their own facility in Chicago as well as being among the earlier correspondence schools.
While there were many other training organizations, Coyne was the one with the most publications and books that went beyond those little single lesson booklets that educated many (including this webmaster) so we are focusing on building as complete as possible a library of courses, books, booklets and even advertising and student handbooks.
Two generations of American (and many international) technicians got their start with books and home study well before computers and the Internet were even a dream.
About Coyne Training books and courses
The year was 1899. The President was William McKinley. Marconi arrived in the United States to display his wireless telegraph. U.S. automobile production reached 2,500 vehicles. A century of steam power was drawing to a close, and the age of electricity was dawning.
And another thing was true in 1899: There was a need for well-trained, skilled technicians.
Coyne American Institute, possibly the Midwest’s oldest technical trade school, is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year.
In 1899, the Coyne Electrical School of Boston established a branch of its technical school in Chicago. (The Boston school had been established by the Coyne brothers three years earlier.)
Setting standards: Over the next 50 years, the school (operated by the B.W. Cooke family) started many training traditions, such as:
The Coyne three-step “Practical Technical Training Method,” under which students are taught classroom theory, practical demonstration, and real job performance; Ongoing placement support for graduates; and Partnerships with industry and community organizations.
As the age of radio evolved, Coyne’s proficiency in radio training proved vital to the war effort in the 1940s. When television became the main source of in-home entertainment in the 1950s, TV service and repair was added.
However, the school’s core of excellence was in its electrical maintenance and hyper curricula.
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Coyne Books
Coyne Miscellaneous - Brochures, Handbooks, Promotions
         
Brochure for prospective students
1935 
Brochure for Prospective Students  
1933
 
Brochure for prospective Students
1945
 
Gateway to Opportunity  1942
Includes letter and registration forms
1951 Course Brochure.
"Gateway to Opportunity"
   
Coyne Flyer and Letter -1933 
World's Fair
Putting Yourself Over
Career Guidance
1957 
150 Shop Prints and Wiring Diagrams
1955
Gateway to Opportunity
1927
Gateway to Opportunity
1929
         
Coyne 50th Anniversary Brochure from 1949  Coyne Brochure for new students
1926
Coyne Brochure for new students
1940
Coyne Electricians Handbook 1945   Coyne Electrical & Radio  Trouble-shooting 1943   
       
Coyne Electrical & Radio Troubleshooting 1946  Electronics for Electricians and Radio Men 1945  Coyne Electrical & Automotive Course 1937 Student Manual
Industrial Electronics
Coyne Electrical Trouble Shooting Manual  1956   
Coyne Course Books 1 to 7 late 50's Version
Application of Radio Television Principles
#1 1958
Radio Television and FM Receivers
#2 - 1957
Radio & Television Circuits #3 - 1958 Latest Instruments for Servicing
# 4 - 1960
Practical Trouble Shooting
#5 - 1961
     
Coyne Television Serving Cyclopedia
 #6 1958
Transistor Circuits
#7 . 1960
     
Coyne Training & Educational Manuals 1950's
Coyne
Application of Radio & Television Principles
1953
Coyne
Practical Television Servicing Trouble Shooting Manual
1955
Coyne
Latest Instruments for Servicing Radio Television
1953
Coyne
Radio and Television and FM Receivers
1953
Coyne
Radio and Television Circuits
1954
 
Coyne
Television Servicing Cyclopedia
1955
Alternating Current
1950
Basic Electricity
and Circuits
1950
Wiring and Repair
1950
 Radio, Television and FM Receivers
1958 
Coyne Applied Practical Electricity Course
         
Complete 30's Electrical Course         
Coyne Reference Set
Technical Work for students.
1934
Coyne
How to use Applied Practical Electricity
Guide for the 7-volume set
Coyne Applied Practical Electricity
Volume 1
Electricity
1946
Coyne Applied Practical Electricity
Volume 2
Lighting
1946
Coyne Applied Practical Electricity
Volume 3
Direct Current
1946
Coyne Applied Practical Electricity
Volume 4
Alternating Current
1946
Coyne Applied Practical Electricity
Volume 5
Armatures
1946
Coyne Applied Practical Electricity
Volume 6
Refrigeration
1946
Coyne Applied Practical Electricity
Volume 7
Automotive
1946
Coyne Applied Practical Radio - Television
1957
Coyne Reference Encyclopedias & Dictionaries
Coyne Reference Encyclopedia
1937
Vol. 1
Coyne Reference Encyclopedia
1937
Vol. 2
Coyne Reference Encyclopedia
1937
Vol. 3
Coyne
Reference Set
1934
Coyne Television Cyclopedia 1951
     
Coyne Electrical Reference Encyclopedia
1942 Vol 1
Coyne Electrical Reference Encyclopedia
1942 Vol
II
 
Coyne Electrical Reference Encyclopedia
1942 Vol III
Coyne Television Servicing Cyclopedia
1957
Coyne Technical Dictionary 1955
     
Reference Encyclopedia
1943 I 
Reference Encyclopedia
1943 II 
 
Reference Encyclopedia
1943 III 
 
Coyne Radiomans Handbook
1946
 
 
Service Manual
#2
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