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No expert on slide rules here, though I do hope to inherit my father's,
but ebay has over 500 listed at the moment so finding something
shouldn't be to hard once you narrow down what you want. Occasionally a
good old engineering book or two shows up on there as well- love that
musty authoritative smell...

Michelle Motchos, PE
Stevens & Wilkinson of SC
PO Drawer 7. Columbia SC 29202-0007
www.sc-sc.com 
mmotchos(--nospam--at)sw-sc.com 
 

 

-----Original Message-----
From: Dave Adams [mailto:davea(--nospam--at)laneengineers.com] 
Sent: Wednesday, January 25, 2006 4:05 PM
To: seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org
Subject: Slide Rules

Hello everyone,

I just love the part in "Apollo 13", brief as it is, showing a whole
line of engineers running calculations with their slide rules, all
agreeing with one another about the results that they needed to find.
I've always found it nice to keep some things around me to remind myself
not to get too caught up in technology and thus lose sight of what it
means to be an engineer -- one of the things that I do not have is a
slide rule.

Can anyone recommend a good slide rule (company, model, type, size,
where to get one)?  Not sure if I'll learn how to use it, but I would
like to have one around.

Regards,
Dave K. Adams, S.E.
Lane Engineers, Inc.
Tulare, CA
E-mail:  davea(--nospam--at)laneengineers.com

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