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.

Date Made: ca 1960-1962

Maker: Carbic Limited

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United Kingdom: England, London

Subject: Mathematics, Rule, Calculating

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


Exhibition Location:

Credit Line: Gift of Howard I. Chappelle

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 1987.0788.07Accession Number: 1987.0788Catalog Number: 1987.0788.07

Object Name: sheet

Physical Description: paper (overall material)Measurements: overall: 20.5 cm x 13 cm; 8 1/16 in x 5 1/8 in


Record Id: nmah_904568

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