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I have my father's slide rule that he used in engineering school in the early-mid 50's.  It is a Post Versalog (with leather case and belt clip).  I don't know how to use it very well.  My first calculator was given to me as a junior in high school, a HP 21.  I still have it but with no functioning battery or charger.
-----Original Message-----
From: S. Gordin [mailto:mailbox(--nospam--at)]
Sent: Wednesday, January 25, 2006 4:28 PM
To: Seaint@Seaint. Org
Subject: Re: Slide Rules

I spent first 4 years at the engineering school (out of 5) using a slide rule.  It was fun, too bad it could not add!  When I was writing my diploma project, I got my first calculator.
The one I keep now on my desk as a nice conversation piece is German, Aristo-Scholar. 
AFAIK, all of them are equally good. Look at eBay, there is plenty available.
A short manual may be also found online.
Steve Gordin SE
Irvine CA
----- Original Message -----
From: Dave Adams
Sent: Wednesday, January 25, 2006 1:05 PM
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.

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

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