8 Vignettes

This series of short vignettes includes 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 vignettes in this chapter are organized with new slide rule enthusiasts in mind and, when read sequentially, are not necessarily presented in the order in which they were written. A chronological list can be found on the site’s main page. If you haven’t visited the site for a while, here are the most recent and updated entries:

Latest Vignettes:

Thacher’s Calculating Instrument,   Following the Balloons,   Chicago Rules,   K+E Mystery Rules Update.

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 Chicago Rules 8 Rules of Engravement 9 Out of Proportions
10 Power Rules 11 Fermi’s Golden (Slide) Rule 12 Rule Change 4092-3
13 The Long and Short of It 14 An Early Home-Made Spring Calculation Slide Rule 15 Spring Calcs Eternal
16 A K+E Rule of Mystery 17 Lt. Shaw’s 4097D 18 K+E Mystery Rules Update
19 Carpenters vs. Engineers 20 Gauging and Excise Tax Slide Rules 21 Slide Rules for the Sikes Hydrometer
22 Stadia Rules 23 Following the Balloons 24 Getting to the Root
25 A Boykin Discovery 26 Dietzgen Rosenthal Nestler Prototype 27 Helical Slide Rules
28 British Thornton Special Scales 29 Vector/Hyperbolic Calculations 30 Hemmi 153 Scales
31 Thacher’s Calculating Instrument
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