Their History, Models, and Makers
Monumental in its scope and the wealth of detail it provides,
this book is an invaluable reference on slide rules, their makers,
manufacturers, and retailers. Covering the period from the instrumentís
invention in the early 17th century to the present day, this treatise
illuminates all aspects of slide rule design and production. The
author includes a staggering amount of information, all cross-referenced,
on slide rule models and their makers and manufacturers. In all,
several thousand slide rule descriptions are catalogued.
-A history of the slide rule and
the evolution of standard designs
-Biographies of some of the influential figures in slide rule design
-Approximately 500 world-wide patents, catalogued by year for dating
of scales and gauge marks
section on the care and restoration of slide rules
glossary of terms used
-8 appendices and 18 tables of correlated information
"A valuable contribution to the slide rule collecting community."
- The Journal of the Oughtred Society
"This is an impressive compliation of information about
this unique instrument."
- Antique Week
"A must-have reference book." - The Gristmill
Paperback, B&W, 8.5" x 11", © 1999
Order Number: AP867..........