Box with Sheet, for Log Log Magnifier Slide Rule

Box with Sheet, for Log Log Magnifier Slide Rule

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Description
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.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
Box With Sheet
date made
ca 1965
maker
Pickett Industries
place made
United States: California, Santa Barbara
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
ID Number
1995.3023.07
nonaccession number
1995.3023
catalog number
1995.3023.07
Credit Line
Gift of Terry M. Sachs
subject
Mathematics
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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