Artifact Details

Title

Gunter's line of numbers

Catalog Number

B4.76

Type

Physical object

Date

1800 ca.

Identifying Numbers

Other number GB#B4 B50.79 on white sticker on back of rule

Dimensions

1/8 x 24 x 2 3/4 in.

Description

Wooden ruler with navigational scales on one side and logarithmic (the "Gunter's line of numbers) on the other.

Category

Pre-computer: other

Subject

Hand calculation; Logarithm; Analog; Slide rule; Oughtred, William

Credit

Gift of Gwen and C. Gordon Bell

Lot Number

X6288.2012