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Slide Chart, Shopper's Guide Calorie Counter

Maker:
Hudson Pulp & Paper Corp.
Physical Description:
paper (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 7.5 cm x 13.6 cm; 2 15/16 in x 5 11/32 in
Object Name:
mathematical table
Place made:
United States: New York, New York
Date made:
ca 1969
Subject:
Science & Mathematics
Mathematical Charts and Tables
Mathematics
Food
Credit Line:
Gift of Joan P. Nichols
ID Number:
2001.3103.03
Nonaccession number:
2001.3103
Catalog number:
2001.3103.03
Description:
This red, white, and blue cardboard slide chart has logarithmic scales for calculating the cost per ounce or unit of goods selling at prices ranging from ten cents to ten dollars apiece. The cost is given on the envelope, the number of ounces or units on the sliding scale, and the cost per ounce or unit on a scale below on the slide. Windows in the envelope reveal the scales.
The reverse side of the slide has a listing of the calorie content of a single serving of selected common foods and beverages.
A mark on the front reads: Hudson Shopper’s Guide. A mark on the back reads: Hudson Calorie Counter. Other mark there read: Copyright 1969 I. Taxel, Woodmere N.Y., and: Hudson Pulp & Paper corp. (/) 477 Madison Avenue (/) New York, N.Y. 10022. Hudson sold napkins, towels, and bathroom and facial tissue, and urged consumers to compare prices before making purchases.
The I. Taxel mentioned is most probably Irving Taxel, who established Promotional Slideguide in Woodmere, New York, after World War II. His son Nelson Taxel took over the business.
Compare 1988.3078.03.
Reference:
F. Lowery, “Irving Taxel, Helped Found Boca Lodge, B’nai Brith,” Sun Sentinel, July 9, 1994.
Location:
Currently not on view
See more items in:
Medicine and Science: Mathematics
Mathematical Charts and Tables
Data Source:
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Visitor Tag(s):

Slide Chart, Metrics Made Easy

Maker:
Danatron Corporation
Physical Description:
paper (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: .2 cm x 7.8 cm x 14.1 cm; 3/32 in x 3 1/16 in x 5 9/16 in
Object Name:
mathematical table
Place made:
United States: California, Costa Mesa
Date made:
1977
Subject:
Science & Mathematics
Mathematical Charts and Tables
Mathematics
Measuring & Mapping
Metric System
ID Number:
1988.3078.03
Catalog number:
1988.3078.03
Nonaccession number:
1988.3078
Description:
In the 1970s, after metric units of measure had been adopted in Canada and Great Britain, some people in the United States advocated adoption of the metric system. A variety of special tables were made to help Americans convert between systems of measurement. This slide chart is one of them.
The paper cardboard sleeve is joined with adhesive and printed in red, yellow, pink, black and white. The front contains a table for converting inches to millimeters, another for converting pints to liters, a third for converting feet to meters and a fourth for converting gallons to liters. The reverse has tables for miles/kilometers, ounces/grams, pounds/kilograms and oF/OC.
A mark on the front reads: Metrics (/) made easy. Another reads: INCH/METRIC DIGITAL DIAL (/) A product of (/) Danatron (/) Corporation (3198 ‘C’, Airport Loop Drive, Costa Mesa, CA 92828. A mark on the edge of the slide reads (as best as can be deciphered): Copyright 1977 Nelson Taxel Woodmere N.Y. 11598 Printed in U.S.A.
The object was found in the collections of the Division of Work and Industry of the National Museum of American History.
Location:
Currently not on view
See more items in:
Medicine and Science: Mathematics
Metric System
Mathematical Charts and Tables
Data Source:
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Visitor Tag(s):

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