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RE: Slide Rules

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Although it has been years since I actually used a slide rule to calculate results, I do keep a pocket-sized slide rule in my desk at work "just in case".  I think of it as a "solar powered calculator" - i.e., if the sun is out and there is enough light to see the numbers, I can still use it!  

William C. Sherman, PE
(Bill Sherman)
CDM, Denver, CO
Phone: 303-298-1311
Fax: 303-293-8236
email: shermanwc(--nospam--at)


From: bcainse(--nospam--at) [mailto:bcainse(--nospam--at)]
Sent: Wednesday, January 25, 2006 2:38 PM
To: seaint(--nospam--at)
Subject: Re: Slide Rules

Mine is a K&E Log Log Duplex Decitrig. I've actually used it a couple of times in the last 10 years when the calculator ran out of batteries late at night. It's funny but you don't forget how to use one. 
But, I'm afraid you will have to check the antique sites where they seem to be going for $100+. 
Bill Cain, S.E.
Berkeley CA