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Old 01-06-2013, 03:49 PM   #1
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A useful trick with archive.org to get .pdf files

Let us say I want the .pdf of the railway signalling book "Locking: Being an Elementary Treatise on the Mechanisms in Interlocking ... (1907)" which can be found on archive.org at http://archive.org/details/lockingbeingane00lavagoog

On that page I am offered various formats, .pdf, .epub, Kindle and Daisy, in addition to reading online.

But if I click on the .pdf line, I am sent to a google-books page where I am told "No ebook available".

When confronted with such a lie, do not loose hope; go back to the archive.org page, copy the link location of the Epub or Kindle format, paste it in your browser and, before you press Enter, replace the final .epub or .mobi with .pdf

And surprise ! The pdf file starts downloading, in spite of not existing according to Google...

It seems this applies to all the books in archive.org that have been digitized by Google.
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Old 01-06-2013, 03:53 PM   #2
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Interesting.
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Old 01-07-2013, 03:15 AM   #3
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You can also click the "All Files: HTTPS". It will show you a page with list of files from where you can download the pdf.
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Old 01-07-2013, 11:34 AM   #4
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Thanks for the tip.
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Old 01-07-2013, 02:06 PM   #5
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Old 01-08-2013, 02:29 AM   #6
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Thanks. Am gonna give it a try.
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Old 01-08-2013, 02:57 AM   #7
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interesting, would have a try. Download the PDF files for free...
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Old 01-11-2013, 09:56 AM   #8
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You can also click the "All Files: HTTPS".
Thanks, I had missed that one.
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