Instruction Manual for Pickett & Eckel Log Log Trig Slide Rule

The citation information for this small 32-page booklet is: Maurice L. Hartung, How to Use the 300 Log Log Trig Pocket Slide Rule (Chicago: Pickett & Eckel, Inc., 1949). It provides general information on how to use slide rules, including the arithmetical operations, locating the decimal point, combining multiplication and division, using the folded scales, calculating roots, trigonometry, and vectors.
Model 300 was a six-inch, pocket-sized duplex slide rule and is not presently represented in the Smithsonian collections, although 1999.0096.01 is a ten-inch log log trig rule. Hartung was a University of Chicago professor who helped Pickett & Eckel market their products to schools and who wrote several instruction manuals for the company's slide rules. See 1979.0601.02.
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Object Name
date made
Hartung, Maurice L.
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
overall: 15.2 cm x 10.7 cm x .2 cm; 5 31/32 in x 4 7/32 in x 3/32 in
place made
United States: Illinois, Chicago
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
Slide Rules
Science & Mathematics
Rule, Calculating
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Medicine and Science: Mathematics
Slide Rules
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
Gift of Frank M. Graves

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