Mr Clark, who admits he is "a bit of a hoarder", collected the Electronics magazine issues, as well as others, after the Philips Central Library in the UK - now closed - started to clean them out.Link (Thanks, Rick!)
"In the 70s, they started throwing out large quantities of these magazines," he said.
"I was in my 20s at the time and thought you shouldn't throw them out because they are recording the golden age of electronics."
He gave several hundreds of them a home first in his loft, then under the floorboards and had not looked at them since.
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