April 11 1927 - March 17 2014
Tom Wyman, who served as the first Oughtred Society president, from 1997 to 2007, passed away in Palo Alto at the age of 86. Tom is survived by his daughter Susan, son Tom, and four grandchildren. Tom wrote over 80 articles and items for the Journal of The Oughtred Society. He specialized in collecting in early boxwood excise slide rules and related items, although his extensive collection contains many types and ages of slide rules. A newspaper article noted that Tom's interest in slide rule collecting was spurred by finding a particularly elaborate set of rules in a bombed out shipping complex in Tokyo Bay during World War II.
We are privileged to present HERE Tom's extensive collection of slide rules and related objects.