8 Vignettes

The series of short vignettes presented here include stories on the use of certain slide rules and scales, on certain sub-groupings of the Collection’s contents, and on the adventure of collecting. The stories can be read in book form by pressing the -> and <- arrow keys, but to skip directly to a particular vignette click on a link below or in the sidebar.

The vignettes are organized with new slide rule enthusiasts in mind, and so are not necessarily presented in the order in which they were written. But if you haven’t visited the site for a while, here are the latest entries:

Latest Vignettes: America’s Earliest Slide Rule, Spring Calcs Eternal, Out of Proportions, Vector/Hyperbolic Calculations, Stadia Rules.

Slide Rule Vignettes
1 A Favorite Rule 2 Rules to the Moon 3 The Original 4083
4 K&E Beginner’s Rules 5 America’s Earliest Slide Rule 6 The Early American Favorite
7 Rules of Engravement 8 Out of Proportions 9 Stadia Rules
10 Power Rules 11 Fermi’s Golden (Slide) Rule 12 Rule Change 4092-3
13 An Early Home-Made Spring Calculation Slide Rule 14 Spring Calcs Eternal 15 The Long and Short of It
16 A Boykin Discovery 17 A K&E Rule of Mystery 18 Lt. Shaw’s 4097D
19 Helical Slide Rules 20 Getting to the Root 21 British Thornton Special Scales
22 Vector/Hyperbolic Calculations 23 Hemmi 153 Scales
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