Advertising Pamphlet for Otis King's Pocket Calculator

Description
The cover of this eight-page pamphlet is blue and black. It reads: HOW THE (/) OTIS KING (/) SPIRAL (/) SLIDE RULE (/) SAVES TIME (/) AND MISTAKES (/) IN ALL (/) CALCULATIONS (/) SIMPLE (/) QUICK (/) ACCURATE. The text describes the features and advantages of the Otis King cylindrical slide rule. Drawings demonstrate the three steps required to make calculations. The pamphlet also lists 13 sample problems the Otis King Pocket Calculator could solve, 37 companies that were major customers of the rule, and 50 professions that usefully employed the rule. The back page carries five anonymous testimonials and is stamped in blue ink with the address of the instrument's U.S. distributor: CALCULATOR COMPANY (/) BOX 593 (/) LAKEWOOD, CALIFORNIA 90714.
This pamphlet arrived with 1989.3049.02. See also 1989.3049.03.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
leaflet
date made
ca 1965-1968
maker
Carbic Limited
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 22.4 cm x 10.4 cm x .1 cm; 8 13/16 in x 4 3/32 in x 1/32 in
place made
United States: California, Lakewood
ID Number
1989.3049.04
nonaccession number
1989.3049
catalog number
1989.3049.04
subject
Mathematics
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Medicine and Science: Mathematics
Science & Mathematics
Advertising
Slide Rules
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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