Keuffel & Esser Analon Slide Rule Instruction Manual and Related Documentation

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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
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accession number
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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


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