|Name and Model Number||Keuffel & Esser 4017 |
|Country of Origin||USA|
|Date of Manufacture||1909|
|Front Scales||L, C, N^2(2 circles)|
|Back Scales||C (3 circles)|
|Scale Length||4.7" (front scale); 12.3" (back scale)|
|Type of Rule||Watch Type|
|Construction||Metal with glass windows|
|Area of Use||Generic|
|Comment||Metal case with glass front and back.
Large stem wheel turns moveable front and back metal scale disks.
Small stem wheel turns moveable front and back cursors; fixed cursors on glass front and back.
Patent date October 25, 1904, with two wheels on stem, and fob loop at 7 o'clock. Serial No. 419.
|Donor||Collection of Dr. Paul J. Tarantolo Jr.|
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|In conjunction with our 'donors' we assign a rarity rating to each item, based on the system devised by Herman van Herwijnen|
|(1929 - 2004), renowned Dutch collector, author, and creator of Herman's Archive, a collection of 5,000 slide rule images on CD.|
|• RR = Rare - 1 of 25 collectors has one; it may take a year to find an example in the marketplace.|
|• RRR = Very Rare - only a few known to collectors; may be several years before it comes up for sale.|
|• RRRR = Extremely Rare - a museum piece; unlikely that an example will come up for sale.|