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Name and Model Number Reiss Stainless Steel
Slide Rule No Number
Country of Origin Germany
Date of Manufacture 1950 - 1960s
Front Scales A B C D plus a metric ruler
Back Scales None
Scale Length 12 cm (5 in)
Type of Rule Slide Rule
Construction Stainless Steel
Area of Use Generic
Comment Reiss was founded in 1882 and first began making slide rules in 1912. After WWII Reiss became a GDR-run business and exported slide rules, mainly beautiful aluminum and later white plastic.
Rarity RRR
Donor Collection of Andrew Nikitin
Match Number 344
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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.