Artifact Details

Title

The Binary Slide Rule, circular slide rule

Catalog Number

102630128

Type

Physical object

Date

c. 1940

Manufacturer

Gilson Slide Rule Company

Place Manufactured

US

Dimensions

overall: 1/2 in x 8 1/4 in x 8 7/8 in

Description

Large curcular slide rule in leatherette case. Despite the name "binary" it contains no binary scales. A small manual for the instrument is inside the case. Object consists of object, case and instruction manual.

Category

Pre-computer: slide rule

Credit

Gift of Wolfgang Schaechter

Lot Number

X2551.2003