Also Personal Calculator or Alco Four-Rule Personal Calculator

L. E. Jones

Accession Number: 2010.lej.22

Description:

A 5″ metal slide rule. The material seems to be common sheet metal which is shiny on the inside but has a gray matte surface for the scales. It is a closed frame slide rule incorporating a mechanical calculator for addition and subtraction to six significant figures on the back surface. A stylus for the addition and subtraction functions is provided and can be attached to the side. Scales: The back surface of the slide rule has inch and centimeter measuring scales. The scales, which are all folded are A, B, C1, C and D.

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Primary Materials: Metal

Markings: Old Inventory Number = 22.

Dimensions (cm):

Length = 16.2 cm, Width = 4.2 cm, Height = .9 cm

Function: Facilitating calculations.

Condition: Item is in very good condition.

Associated Instruments:

Manufacturer: Alco, Japan

Date of Manufacture: c. 1920-1970

Provenance:

Donated to UTSIC: No

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