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English-Style Sector by James Gilkerson

Maker:
Gilkerson, James  Search this
Physical Description:
ivory (overall material)
brass (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: .2 cm x 15.2 cm x 3.1 cm; 3/32 in x 5 31/32 in x 1 7/32 in
Object Name:
sector
Place made:
United Kingdom: England, London
Date made:
1809-1825
Subject:
Mathematics  Search this
Sectors  Search this
Rule, Calculating  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Mrs. Ada B. Richey
ID Number:
MA.321756
Accession number:
243754
Catalog number:
321756
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Sectors
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
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Italian-Style Sector by Jacobus Lusuerg

Maker:
Lusuerg, Jacobus  Search this
Physical Description:
brass (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: .5 cm x 21.3 cm x 4.3 cm; 3/16 in x 8 3/8 in x 1 11/16 in
Object Name:
sector
Place made:
Italy: Latian, Rome
Date made:
1683
Subject:
Mathematics  Search this
Sectors  Search this
Rule, Calculating  Search this
ID Number:
MA.316915
Accession number:
228694
Catalog number:
316915
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Sectors
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
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EDAN-URL:
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English-Style Sector

Physical Description:
ivory (overall material)
brass (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: .3 cm x 16 cm x 3.5 cm; 1/8 in x 6 5/16 in x 1 3/8 in
Object Name:
sector
Place made:
United Kingdom: England
Date made:
19th century
Subject:
Mathematics  Search this
Sectors  Search this
Rule, Calculating  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of John William Christopher Draper and James Christopher Draper
ID Number:
MA.335351
Accession number:
304826
Catalog number:
335351
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Medicine and Science: Mathematics
Science & Mathematics
Sectors
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
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EDAN-URL:
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Gunter's Scales, Group of 2

Maker:
Belcher Brothers  Search this
Physical Description:
boxwood (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 60.8 cm x 14.4 cm x .5 cm; 23 15/16 in x 5 21/32 in x 3/16 in
Object Name:
scales, gunter's, group of 2
scale rule
Place made:
United States: New Jersey
Date made:
ca 1853–1877
Subject:
Mathematics  Search this
Rule, Calculating  Search this
Credit Line:
Bequest of Carolyn H. Edwards
ID Number:
MA.333945
Accession number:
296611
Catalog number:
333945
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Medicine and Science: Mathematics
Science & Mathematics
Trigonometry
Scale Rules
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
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Keuffel & Esser 1742 Fuller's Spiral Cylindrical Slide Rule

Maker:
Keuffel & Esser Co.  Search this
Stanley, William Ford  Search this
Physical Description:
wood (overall material)
paper (part material)
brass (part material)
Measurements:
overall: 10 cm x 45.2 cm x 11.1 cm; 3 15/16 in x 17 25/32 in x 4 3/8 in
Object Name:
calculating rule
slide rule
Place made:
United States: New York, New York City
Date made:
1895-1896
Subject:
Engineering  Search this
Rule, Calculating  Search this
U.S. National Government, executive branch  Search this
Mathematics  Search this
Credit Line:
Transfer from Naval Engineering Division, U.S. Coast Guard, U. S. Treasury Department
ID Number:
MA.316575
Accession number:
225751
Catalog number:
316575
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Slide Rules
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
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EDAN-URL:
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Keuffel & Esser 4045 Mannheim Simplex Slide Rule

Maker:
Keuffel & Esser Co.  Search this
Physical Description:
wood (overall material)
celluloid (laminate material)
Measurements:
overall: 1.2 cm x 42 cm x 4 cm; 15/32 in x 16 17/32 in x 1 9/16 in
Object Name:
calculating rule
slide rule
Date made:
ca 1925
Subject:
Rule, Calculating  Search this
Mathematics  Search this
Credit Line:
Transfer from the U.S. Army Signal Corps
ID Number:
MA.308201
Accession number:
70852
Catalog number:
308201
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Science & Mathematics
Slide Rules
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
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EDAN-URL:
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Tavernier-Gravet Mannheim Simplex Slide Rule

Maker:
Tavernier-Gravet  Search this
Physical Description:
wood (overall material)
brass (cursor material)
celluloid (laminate material)
Measurements:
overall: .9 cm x 21 cm x 3.2 cm; 11/32 in x 8 9/32 in x 1 1/4 in
Object Name:
calculating rule
slide rule
Place made:
France: Île-de-France, Paris
Date made:
1889-1892
Subject:
Mathematics  Search this
Rule, Calculating  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Keuffel & Esser Company
ID Number:
MA.318473
Accession number:
235479
Catalog number:
318473
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Science & Mathematics
Trigonometry
Slide Rules
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746aa-52b1-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1130698

Keuffel & Esser 4045 Mannheim Simplex Slide Rule

Maker:
Keuffel & Esser Co.  Search this
Physical Description:
celluloid (laminate material)
wood (overall material)
glass (cursor material)
cardboard (case material)
Measurements:
overall: 1.6 cm x 42 cm x 4.1 cm; 5/8 in x 16 17/32 in x 1 5/8 in
Object Name:
calculating rule
slide rule
Date made:
1915-1936
Subject:
Rule, Calculating  Search this
Mathematics  Search this
ID Number:
MA.322761
Accession number:
251560
Catalog number:
322761
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Slide Rules
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746aa-a184-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
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Keuffel & Esser 68-1400 Analon Simplex Slide Rule

Maker:
Keuffel & Esser Co.  Search this
Physical Description:
plastic (overall material)
metal (part material)
leather (case material)
Measurements:
overall: 2 cm x 30.3 cm x 8 cm; 25/32 in x 11 15/16 in x 3 5/32 in
Object Name:
calculating rule
slide rule
Place made:
United States: New Jersey, Hoboken
Date made:
ca 1970
Subject:
Rule, Calculating  Search this
Engineering, Electrical  Search this
Mathematics  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Keuffel & Esser Company
ID Number:
MA.333923
Accession number:
304347
Catalog number:
333923
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Science & Mathematics
Slide Rules
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a9-abe2-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
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Keuffel & Esser Slide Rule Display

Maker:
Keuffel & Esser Co.  Search this
Physical Description:
pegboard (overall material)
metal (part material)
wood (part material)
plastic (part material)
Measurements:
overall: 1.5 cm x 248 cm x 59 cm; 9/16 in x 97 5/8 in x 23 1/4 in
Object Name:
calculating rules, group of
slide rules, group of
Place made:
United States: New Jersey, Hoboken
Date made:
1971
Subject:
Mathematics  Search this
Rule, Calculating  Search this
Manufacturing  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Keuffel & Esser Company
ID Number:
MA.335264
Accession number:
306012
Catalog number:
335264
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Medicine and Science: Mathematics
Science & Mathematics
Slide Rules
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a9-abe3-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1130716

Keuffel & Esser 4083-5 Log Log Vector Duplex Slide Rule

Maker:
Keuffel & Esser Co.  Search this
Physical Description:
mahogany (overall material)
celluloid (laminate material)
glass (cursor material)
metal (part material)
leather (case material)
Measurements:
overall: 2.5 cm x 58.5 cm x 7 cm; 31/32 in x 23 1/32 in x 2 3/4 in
Object Name:
calculating rule
slide rule
Place made:
United States: New York, New York City
Date made:
1955-1962
Subject:
Mathematics  Search this
Rule, Calculating  Search this
Engineering, General  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Bruce Douglas
ID Number:
MA.335483
Accession number:
321673
Catalog number:
335483
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Medicine and Science: Mathematics
Science & Mathematics
Slide Rules
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746aa-a7fe-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
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Keuffel & Esser 1740 Thacher Cylindrical Slide Rule

Maker:
Stanley, William Ford  Search this
Keuffel & Esser Co.  Search this
Physical Description:
wood (part material)
paper (overall material)
brass (part material)
cloth (part material)
Measurements:
overall: 17 cm x 61 cm x 17 cm; 6 11/16 in x 24 1/32 in x 6 11/16 in
Object Name:
calculating rule
slide rule
Place made:
United Kingdom: England, London
United States: New York, New York City
Date made:
ca 1883
Subject:
Engineering  Search this
Rule, Calculating  Search this
Mathematics  Search this
Business  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Frank Ferdinand Nickel through Henry W. Nickel
ID Number:
MA.312866
Accession number:
169701
Catalog number:
312866
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Medicine and Science: Mathematics
Science & Mathematics
Slide Rules
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a9-a3e3-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1131289
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Gunter's Scale

Physical Description:
wood (overall material)
brass (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 30.5 cm x 3.9 cm x .4 cm; 12 in x 1 17/32 in x 5/32 in
Object Name:
gunter's scale
scale rule
Subject:
Mathematics  Search this
Rule, Calculating  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Arthur M. Greenwood
ID Number:
MA.388991.01
Catalog number:
388991
Accession number:
182022
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Medicine and Science: Mathematics
Science & Mathematics
Scale Rules
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746aa-9fd3-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
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Mack Improved Mannheim Simplex Slide Rule by Dietzgen

Maker:
Eugene Dietzgen Company  Search this
Physical Description:
wood (overall material)
celluloid (laminate material)
metal (part material)
glass (cursor material)
paper (case material)
Measurements:
overall: 2.1 cm x 28.5 cm x 2.1 cm; 13/16 in x 11 7/32 in x 13/16 in
Object Name:
slide rule
Place made:
United States: Illinois, Chicago
Date made:
1907
Subject:
Mathematics  Search this
Rule, Calculating  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Edith R. Meggers
ID Number:
MA.335270
Catalog number:
335270
Accession number:
314637
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Medicine and Science: Mathematics
Science & Mathematics
Slide Rules
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746aa-a46c-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
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Keuffel & Esser 4105 Webb's Stadia Cylindrical Slide Rule

Maker:
Keuffel & Esser Co.  Search this
Physical Description:
wood (overall material)
paper (part material)
metal (part material)
felt (part material)
Measurements:
overall: 4.7 cm x 40.5 cm x 4.7 cm; 1 27/32 in x 15 15/16 in x 1 27/32 in
Object Name:
slide rule
Place made:
United States: New York, New York City
Date made:
1903-1923
Subject:
Engineering  Search this
Education  Search this
Rule, Calculating  Search this
Mathematics  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of the University of Missouri - Columbia
ID Number:
MA.333636
Accession number:
300659
Catalog number:
333636
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Science & Mathematics
Slide Rules
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746aa-afc3-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1214523
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Tavernier-Gravet Mannheim Simplex Slide Rule

Maker:
Tavernier-Gravet  Search this
Physical Description:
boxwood (overall material)
brass (cursor material)
Measurements:
overall: 1 cm x 36 cm x 3.6 cm; 13/32 in x 14 3/16 in x 1 13/32 in
Object Name:
slide rule
Place made:
France: Île-de-France, Paris
Date made:
1889-1892
Subject:
Mathematics  Search this
Rule, Calculating  Search this
Conversion Chart  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Keuffel & Esser Company
ID Number:
MA.318474
Catalog number:
318474
Accession number:
235479
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Medicine and Science: Mathematics
Science & Mathematics
Slide Rules
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746aa-9759-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
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Keuffel & Esser 4071 Duplex Slide Rule

Maker:
Keuffel & Esser Co.  Search this
Physical Description:
mahogany (overall material)
metal (part material)
plastic (laminate material)
glass (cursor material)
Measurements:
overall: 1 cm x 31 cm x 4 cm; 13/32 in x 12 7/32 in x 1 9/16 in
Object Name:
slide rule
Place made:
United States: New Jersey, Hoboken
Date made:
1915-1917
Subject:
Rule, Calculating  Search this
Mathematics  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Keuffel & Esser Company
ID Number:
MA.318475
Catalog number:
318475
Accession number:
235479
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Slide Rules
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746aa-9592-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1214603
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Keuffel & Esser 4088-3 Polyphase Duplex Slide Rule

Maker:
Keuffel & Esser Co.  Search this
Physical Description:
boxwood (overall material)
metal (part material)
celluloid (laminate material)
glass (cursor material)
Measurements:
overall: 1 cm x 4 cm x 31 cm; 13/32 in x 1 9/16 in x 12 7/32 in
Object Name:
slide rule
Place made:
United States: New York, New York City
Date made:
1913
Subject:
Mathematics  Search this
Rule, Calculating  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Keuffel & Esser Company
ID Number:
MA.318476
Catalog number:
318476
Accession number:
235479
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Science & Mathematics
Slide Rules
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746aa-9593-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1214604
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Keuffel & Esser 1744 Duplex Slide Rule

Maker:
Keuffel & Esser Co.  Search this
Physical Description:
mahogany (overall material)
brass (cursor material)
celluloid (laminate material)
Measurements:
overall: 1 cm x 29.8 cm x 3.3 cm; 13/32 in x 11 23/32 in x 1 5/16 in
Object Name:
slide rule
Place made:
United States: New York, New York City
Date made:
1896-1900
Subject:
Rule, Calculating  Search this
Patented  Search this
Mathematics  Search this
General Calculation  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Keuffel & Esser Company
ID Number:
MA.318477
Catalog number:
318477
Accession number:
235479
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Science & Mathematics
Slide Rules
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746aa-9666-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1214605
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Keuffel & Esser 4090 Universal Duplex Slide Rule

Maker:
Keuffel & Esser Co.  Search this
Physical Description:
wood (overall material)
brass (cursor material)
celluloid (laminate material)
metal (part material)
Measurements:
overall: .9 cm x 28.5 cm x 5.3 cm; 11/32 in x 11 7/32 in x 2 3/32 in
Object Name:
slide rule
Place made:
United States: New York, New York City
Date made:
1900-1902
Subject:
Mathematics  Search this
Rule, Calculating  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Keuffel & Esser Company
ID Number:
MA.318478
Catalog number:
318478
Accession number:
235479
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Medicine and Science: Mathematics
Science & Mathematics
Slide Rules
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746aa-9667-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1214606
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