Documentation Relating to GIW Hydraulic Slide Rule

Description
In the mid-twentieth century, engineers designing slide rules often carried out extensive calculations by hand. The documentation for the Georgia Iron Works hydraulic slide rule (2009.0100.01) includes numerous pages of such calculations, as well as four blueprints showing the design of the rule. Correspondence between Danforth W. Hagler, who designed the slide rule, and officials of Pickett & Eckel Company, the manufacturer, is also included. The letters and drawings are dated 1961.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
documentation
date made
1961
maker
Georgia Iron Works Co.
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 38 cm x 23 cm x 2 cm; 14 31/32 in x 9 1/16 in x 25/32 in
place made
United States: Georgia, Augusta
ID Number
2009.0100.04
accession number
2009.0100
catalog number
2009.0100.04
subject
Mathematics
Rule, Calculating
Engineering
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Medicine and Science: Mathematics
Science & Mathematics
Slide Rules
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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