Box with Sheet, for Log Log Magnifier Slide Rule


By the 1960s, when this cardboard box was made, slide rules were an established symbol of the technical education of young Americans. They came with considerable packaging – not only a leather or plastic case but a set of instructions and a guarantee. This box, made by the American firm of Pickett, was designed for the company’s model N4M-ES slide rule. The N indicates that the cursor was nylon, the M that it magnified the portion of the scales below it, and the ES that it was in “eye saver” yellow rather than the more usual white. The box also holds a guarantee – but no slide rule or case.

Date Made: ca 1965

Maker: Pickett Industries

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United States: California, Santa Barbara

Subject: Mathematics

See more items in: Medicine and Science: Mathematics, Science & Mathematics, Slide Rules


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Credit Line: Gift of Terry M. Sachs

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 1995.3023.07Nonaccession Number: 1995.3023Catalog Number: 1995.3023.07

Object Name: Box With Sheet

Physical Description: paper (overall material)Measurements: overall: 5 cm x 34 cm x 17.5 cm; 1 31/32 in x 13 3/8 in x 6 7/8 in


Record Id: nmah_690084

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