Keuffel & Esser Analon Slide Rule Instruction Manual and Related Documentation

This green hardcover instruction manual, lifetime guarantee certificate, and leaflet on "How to Take Care of Your Slide Rule" were received with MA*333923. The citation information for the manual is: Michael P. Smyth, Analon Engineering – Science Analysis Slide Rule Instruction Manual (New York: Keuffel & Esser, 1967). A scan is found at "Keuffel & Esser, Specialty Slide Rules," International Slide Rule Museum, Smyth taught electrical engineering at the University of Pennsylvania. The manual describes the Analon slide rule; defines dimensions, units, and dimensional analysis; suggests applications; and provides practice problems.
The certificate has model number S22-4. The model number for the leaflet about caring for a K&E slide rule is S14-5. The leaflet is small (4 X 3 inches) and was copyrighted in 1944, 1949, 1958, and 1962. Users were to clean the slide rule only with a moistened cloth. Instructions are provided for adjusting and aligning the slide rule.
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date made
Smyth, Michael P.
Keuffel & Esser Co.
place made
United States: New York
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
overall: 21.2 cm x 13.5 cm; 8 11/32 in x 5 5/16 in
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
Credit Line
Gift of Keuffel & Esser Company
Rule, Calculating
Engineering, Electrical
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Science & Mathematics
Slide Rules
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center


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