Gauger's slide rule

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Date Introduced
1880 ca.
Photographer
Richards, Mark
Dimensions
1/4 x 12 1/2 x 2 1/8 in.
Manufacturer
Buss
Credit Line
Loan of Gwen and Gordon Bell
Copyright Owner
© Mark Richards
Location
United Kingdom
Keywords
Oughtred, William; Analog; Hand calculation
Object ID
B206.82

An unusual rule with two slides. A “gauger” was a British collector of excise taxes, particularly for liquor casks, whose volume had to be computed.