Pamphlet, How to Use Log Log Slide Rules

Pamphlet, How to Use Log Log Slide Rules

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American slide rule manufacturers sometimes hired university professors to prepare instruction manuals for their products. Maurice L. Hartung, a professor of education at the University of Chicago, prepared this one for Pickett, Inc. The ninety-five page paperbound volume describes a wide range of scales found on Pickett slide rules. It was copyrighted in 1953.
The instructions came to the Smithsonian with a Pickett Model N-500-ES slide rule from 1962 or later (see 1999.0096.01).
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Object Name
date made
ca 1962
place made
United States: California, Oakland
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
overall:.5 cm x 13.5 cm x 21 cm; 3/16 in x 5 5/16 in x 8 9/32 in
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Credit Line
Gift of Thomas A. Bair II
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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