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Ross Precision Computer Related Documentation

Ross Precision Computer Related Documentation

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Description
Two copies of an advertising flyer for the Ross Precision Computer, the Ross Meridi-o-graph, and the Ross Rapid Computer were received with 1996.3077.01. The flyer provides photographs and descriptions of the three instruments. It also cites press releases published in Scientific American 114, no. 3, January 15, 1916, and Engineering News 75, no. 21, May 25, 1916.
Also received was a short letter initialed by the inventor of these devices, Louis Ross, and addressed to Roy Kegerreis of New York City. The letter, dated July 31, 1918, notes the availability of the instruments and offers them on a trial basis. Enclosed were a 3-1/4" by 6-1/2" printed note addressed "To Men in the Army and Navy," describing the suitability of the instruments for military purposes. A second printed note, of the same size, announced the addition of trigonometric scales to the Precision Computer even though the price remained at $20.00.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
sheet
date made
1918-07-31
maker
Computer Manufacturing Company
place made
United States: California, San Francisco
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 18.3 cm x 15 cm x.2 cm; 7 7/32 in x 5 29/32 in x 3/32 in
ID Number
1996.3077.03
nonaccession number
1996.3077
catalog number
1996.3077.03
Credit Line
Gift of B.K. Lunde, in memory of Roy Kegerreis
subject
Mathematics
Rule, Calculating
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