Advertisement for Otis King's Pocket Calculator

This flyer, printed in blue ink on white paper, is titled: Simplify any Calculation with an Otis King. The text identifies potential users and describes the functions of this cylindrical slide rule. The back of the flyer lists six sample problems the Otis King Pocket Calculator could solve. It is stamped with the address of an English dealer of scientific instruments: H. T. POCKETT. (/) 25. NELSON ROAD. (/) GREENWICH. S.E.10. The price is listed as 47s. 6d. postpaid.
The flyer arrived with 1987.0788.01 and probably dates to the same period, from about 1960 to 1962. See also 1987.0788.06.
Currently not on view
Object Name
date made
ca 1960-1962
Carbic Limited
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
overall: 20.5 cm x 13 cm; 8 1/16 in x 5 1/8 in
place made
United Kingdom: England, London
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
Rule, Calculating
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Medicine and Science: Mathematics
Science & Mathematics
Slide Rules
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
Gift of Howard I. Chappelle
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