|Name and Model Number||The Mechanical Engineer |
Calculator -- Small Size
|Country of Origin||England, Manchester (distribution). Swiss made.|
|Date of Manufacture||ca. 1900|
|Front Scales||L, A, C (2 circles), S|
|Scale Length||5" (12.5 cm)|
|Type of Rule||Watch Type|
|Construction||Metal case with glass front, rotatable paper scales, and fixed and movable cursors. Scales rotated by main stem and cursor rotated by side stem.|
|Area of Use||Generic|
|Comment||Basic mathematical calculations.
Smallest version of the calculator with THE MECHANICAL ENGINEER printed on scale disc near hub and SWISS stamped on the hub.
Donor has an additional example of this small version of the calculator wihout THE MECHANICAL ENGINEER printed on the scale disc and without SWISS stamped on the hub.
|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.|