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Name and Model Number The Mechanical Engineer
Calculator -- Large Size
Country of Origin England, Manchester (distribution). Swiss made.
Date of Manufacture ca. 1900
Front Scales L, A, C (2 circles), S
Back Scales none
Scale Length 7" (17.6 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. (Note: fixed cursor missing on this example.)
Area of Use Generic
Comment Basic mathematical calculations.
Large size version of the calculator. No indication of model name on the scale disc.
Distributed by Scientific Publishing Co., Manchester, England.
Rarity RR
Donor Collection of Dr. Paul J. Tarantolo Jr.
Match Number 61
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