7.6 Rules for Beginners

Several manufacturers made specific models of slide rules with students in mind. Below is a list of such rules that might be characterized as for “beginners”; they have a limited number of scales and/or are usually quite affordable or easy to find.

See also the vignette K&E Beginner’s Rules.

Maker Model Year Type Size
K&E 4058
1915 L 10.0
K&E 4058 (student) 1916-1925 L 10.0
K&E 4058 1925-1936 L 10.0
K&E 4058C 1929-1937 L 10.0
K&E 4058W 1930-1935 L 10.0
Lawrence 8-B 1935-1938 L 7.5
K&E 4058W 1936-1943 L 10.0
Festus 50 1938 L 10.0
Festus Acu-Rule 10D 1938 L 10.0
Lawrence 10-B
1940 L 10.0
K&E 4058D 1942 L 10.0
K&E 4058D 1942 L 10.0
Lawrence 10-B
1942 L 10.0
Engineering Instruments 10-B
1950 L 10.0
K&E N4058W 1950 L 10.0
Pickett 20-BASIC
1955 L 5.0
Engineering Instruments 250-BT
1960 L 10.0
Alco P266
1966 L 5.0
Sterling 684
1968 L 10.0
K&E 68-1892
1970 L 10.0
Sterling 587
1970 L 5.0
Sterling 587 1972 L 5.0