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Fuller's Spiral Slide Rule / CalculatorFuller's Spiral Slide Rule / Calculator   This Fuller / London England / Spiral Calculator / Sliderule is in nice condition. These spiral calculators are getting harder and harder to find. They were first introduced in the 1880's.  At first they were made and offered by Stanley of London a well known firm that also made the famous Thatcher slide rule / calculator, as well as other surveying and engineering related instruments & tools.  Later on K & E bought the rights and offered them here in the US until the end of production in the early 70's.

The serial #'s numbers on the brass scale are 8590 - 45 that indicates it was made in 1945.  It has the brass external mount feature so that the slide rule can mount  for use on the outside of the box.  The mahogany box is pretty nice. It has a finger joint design in the corners.  It has a nice green Stanley label inside the top. The original instruction manual is present. 

The inner scales of the rule are OK with some areas of staining and fading as if it had set in the sun.  It has the typical scales and charts found on these type one model calculators, and the outer scale has the typical light brown tint to it with some stains.  The wooden end caps have some finish loss, and one appears to have been glued.  The short pointer is marked Fuller Calculator, and Made in England.  The long cursor in addition to having the date and serial number is graduated along one edge.  A nice classic piece of Calculation history!!

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JNK-FULLER

Good  . . . . . $345.00

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Type 2 Curta CalculatorType 2 Curta Calculator   The serial # on this early  Type II Curta is 539904.  That would date it from the mid 1950's  a few years after the Type 2 Curta was introduced.  The bottom of the calculator is says Made in Liechtenstein, by Contina AG Mauren. The Curta calculator was first developed or conceived / invented by Carl Herzstark while imprisoned in a German concentration camp during World War II.

This 2 tone Curta come with 2 pieces of original paperwork.  The condition of it, the case, and the paper are all excellent.  It operates smoothly and as it should..  It adds, carries, zeroes out, the sliders are free and smooth, etc.   A very nice early Curta in its original plastic case that will make for a good user for car rallies or other applications. Curta Calculators are a must have for any collection concerned with the history of Calculation and how it has progressed.   A classic!!

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CS-T2-CURTA-539904

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Type 2 Curta Calculator w/ CaseType 2 Curta Calculator w/ Case  The serial # on this Type 2 Curta is 508586.  That would date this from the mid 50's.  The last examples were made up until about 1970 and all told about 150,00 both Type #1 & Type #2 models were made.  The Type 2 Curta was introduced shortly after the Type 1, and is basically the same design machine w/ a larger capacity.

This Curta Calculator has issues and is being sold as is.  It jams up, and the crank works sometimes, sometimes not.   The body is very nice and shows minimal wear or tear.  The outer case is metal and has minor scuffs.
 The bottom of the calculator is stamped Made in Liechtenstein, by Contina AG Mauren, System Curt Herzstark along with the serial number. 

The Curta calculator was invented by Carl Herzstark while imprisoned in a German concentration camp during World War II.  This interesting design calculator was the top of the line manual calculator in its day and was immensely popular before the advent of the handheld electronic calculator which essentially made them obsolete in the 70's and collectible shortly afterward.  They are highly collectible pieces of calculation history, and an important example of how calculation technology has advanced.

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AH-CURTA-T2-508586

FAIR / TBR  . . . . . $295.00      SOLD!!

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Type 1 Curta Calculator w/ Leather Covered CaseType 1 Curta Calculator w/ Leather Covered Case   The serial # on this early Type 1 Curta is 31687.  That would date this from the mid 1950's,  a few years after production began.  I also see that the serial # is a prime number for what that is worth. 

On the bottom of the calculator is says Made in Liechtenstein, by Contina AG Mauren, No 31687.  Case dimensions are approximately 4 5/8" tall by 2 1/4" diameter. The inside of the case has both foam pads to protect the device The outer metal case is  covered in tightly sewn leather.  I have seen these in separate leather cases for field work, but have never seen one like this with the original case covered in sewn leather.

The Curta calculator was invented by Carl Herzstark while imprisoned in a German concentration camp during World War II.  This interesting design calculator was the top of the line calculator in its day and was immensely popular before the advent of the handheld electronic calculator essentially made them obsolete in the 70's.  The last ones were made up until about 1970 and all told about 150,00 both Type #1 & Type #2 models were made. Today they are highly collectible pieces of calculation history, and are an important example of calculation technology in the scheme of things.  In todays world they are also used in road rallies and other applications. 

This example is in excellent condition and operates flawlessly. The body is very nice and shows no wear or tear.  There are  minor scuffs and losses in the leather cover on the outer metal case.  The provenance I can offer is that this example came from Mexico.

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PF-CURTA-31687

Good +  . . . . . $895.00

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Dietzgen Slide Rule w/ Magnifier & Humped CaseDietzgen 3193 Slide Rule w/ Magnifier & Humped Case  This is an unusual variant with a fitted magnifier and its original nice condition humped leather case to allow for that.  The overall condition of the rule itself is nice.   I believe it is the equivalent of a K & E 4053-3.  It is marked w/ 2 patent dates.  August 9 1904, and June 28 1898.  Nice!!

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JF-D-SR-MAG

Good + . . . . . $50.00

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Proprotional Slide RuleProportional Slide Rule   This wood and laminated plastic sliderule is 14" long and like new in the box w/instruction sheet.  It says it is for artists, layout, photo engravers, and more.  Made in the USA.  c 1950's by the American Blueprint Co. of New York.   Nice!!

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SACB-SR-PROP

Fine . . . . . $60.00

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US Blue Co. 1876 Sun Hemmi Slide Rule w/ MagnifierUS Blue Co. 1876 Sun Hemmi Slide Rule w/ Magnifier   This bamboo and laminated plastic sliderule is about 11" long.  The case says it is an 1876, and that is US Blue Co's number.  This rule has its own Sun Hemmi number that I could not figure out and the rule itself has no model #.  The interesting and rare feature here is the flip up or extendable magnifier.  I found other examples w/ rectangular magnifiers, but no other round ones like this.  I believe it dates from the 20's - 30's.     Nice!!

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SACB-1876-MAG

Good + . . . . . $275.00

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Lutz 252 Slide RuleLutz 252 Slide Rule   This 12" sliderule is like new.  A little known maker.   Nice!!

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SACB-L252

Fine . . . . . $40.00

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Keystone Blue Paper Co. of Philadelphia PA Slide RuleKeystone Blue Paper Co. of Philadelphia PA Slide Rule   This 10" sliderule is in fine condition in the box.  The cursor is original and indicative of a lower class rule.    Nice!!

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SACB-KEYSTONE

Good + . . . . . $20.00

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Charvoz Aristo 971 Hyperbolog Slide RuleCharvoz Aristo 971 Hyperbolog Slide Rule   This German plastic sliderule is like new in the box w/ case and instructions.  Nice!!

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SACB-ARISTO971

Fine . . . . . $85.00

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S I C / Scientific Instruments Co. # 1050 Slide RuleS I C / Scientific Instruments Co. # 1050 Slide Rule  This is a nice looking sliderule noting there is a crack in the cursor!!

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LCM-SCI-1050

Good . . . . . $25.00

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Pickett Model 14 Military Slide RulePickett Model 14 Military Slide Rule   This sliderule is like new in its leather case.  Nice!!

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SACB-P14

Fine . . . . . $65.00

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Pickett #520-T Air Force Photography Slide RulePickett #520-T Air Force Photography Slide Rule  This aluminum sliderule is a Type 1-A.  It is in like new condition still in the wrapper.  Nice!!

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SACB-P520T

Fine . . . . . $65.00

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Pickett #520-T Air Force Photography Slide RulePickett #520-T Air Force Photography Slide Rule  This aluminum sliderule is a Type 1-A.  It is an earlier used version but still nice.

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SACB-P520T-2

Good + . . . . . $30.00

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Pickett 1010 ES Slide Rule in Case w/ BoxPickett 1010 ES Slide Rule in Case w/ Box This is like new.   A nice rule!!

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LCM-P1010

Fine . . . . . $50.00

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Pickett 1010-T Slide Rule in Case w/ BoxPickett 1010-T Slide Rule in Case w/ Box    As new!!  Nice!!

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LCM-PIC1010T

Good + . . . . . $25.00

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Richardson c. 1909 Slide RuleRichardson c. 1909 Slide Rule  The Richardson Slide rule is a great looking and neat design slide rule.  It has a metal body and a celluloid like covering.  There are a couple of windows to place letters in for specific calculations, and the whole back is full of instructions for the beginning user.    Different, & unusual.

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LM-SR3

Good+  . . . . . $70.00

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Sun Hemmi # 2690 Stadia Slide RuleSun Hemmi # 2690 Stadia Slide Rule This is a nice looking sliderule in its original case.  The cursor is nice and has 3 reference lines.  All of the scales are nice, but there is some wear to one of the charts provided on the back side.   

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LCM-SH2690

Good  . . . . . $70.00

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Sun Hemmi #269 Civil Slide RuleSun Hemmi #269 Civil Slide Rule   This sliderule is like new in the box w/ hard case.  Nice!!

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SACB-HEM-269

Fine . . . . . $175.00

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Sun Hemmi # 256 Electronics Slide RuleSun Hemmi # 256 Electronics Slide Rule   This is a nice condition rule still in its marked plastic sleeve.  It has seen little use.   It has a very unusual setup on the back side and is geared toward electrical calculations.

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LCM-SH-256

Good + . . . . . $95.00

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Odelco / Sun Hemmi 269 Slide RuleOdelco / Sun Hemmi 269 Slide Rule NOS.  A Japanese Sun Hemmi product marked Odelco for the Philippine distributer.    A hard to find and nice rule!!

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LCM-ODELCO-269

Fine . . . . . $175.00

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Dietzgen Polymath Decimal Trig Type Log Log Slide RuleDietzgen Polymath Decimal Trig Type Log Log Slide Rule This is a nice looking sliderule with original box.   A nice rule!!

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LCM-DLL-SR

Fine . . . . . $50.00

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Post Versalog 1460 Slide RulePost Versalog 1460 Slide Rule    This is a nice looking sliderule and I believe an early version of this classic rule.  Nice!!

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LCM-PV-1460-4

Fine . . . . . $55.00

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Post Versalog 1460 Slide RulePost Versalog 1460 Slide Rule   This is a very nice rule.

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RT-POST-1460

Fine . . . . . $55.00

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Post Versalog 1460 Slide RulePost Versalog 1460 Slide Rule   Made by Sun Hemmi. This is a very nice bamboo rule.

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ALA-1460-VL

Good + . . . . . $55.00

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Geotec / Hemmi Versalog CIVIL Slide RuleGeotec / Hemmi Versalog CIVIL Slide Rule  NOS.  A Japanese Hemmi product marked Geotec for the Canadian outfit / distributer.    A hard to find and nice rule!!

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LCM-GEO-VERSA

Fine . . . . . $75.00

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German Slide Rule w/ Hard CaseGerman Slide Rule w/ Hard Case  I do not read German, and the truth is I am not much of a math whiz either.  I have little understanding of the different scales and so am at a loss to tell you about what this nicely constructed and interesting looking rule was meant to do.  I put some of the written info into Google and some info did come up indicating it was military / artillery related.  WWII era I would guess.

The condition is very nice. There is no damage to the rule, cursor, or box. A piece of calculation history in super condition.

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PF-GERMAN-R

Fine . . . . . $150.00

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Faber Slide Rule w/ Hard Case & Decimal Keeper CursorA. W. Faber Slide Rule w/ Hard Case & Decimal Keeper Cursor  The condition of this Sliderule w/ unusual cursor is very nice. There is no damage to the rule, cursor, or hard black case. 

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SBRG-FABER-DCC

Fine . . . . . $125.00

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Hutton's Commercial Slide Rule by NestlerHutton's Commercial Slide Rule by Nestler  The overall condition of this unusual merchants sliderule is nice. There is a small stain on one end.  There is no damage to the rule, cursor, or hard black case. 

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SBRG-HUTTON

Good + . . . . . $95.00

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A. W. Faber / Castell 67 / 54 Combination Slide Rule / AddiatorA. W. Faber / Castell 67 / 54 Combination Slide Rule / Addiator  The overall condition of this unusual combination sliderule / adder is nice.  There is no damage to the rule, cursor, or real leather case. 

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SBRG-ADDIATOR

Good + . . . . . $95.00

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Gerber Variable ScaleGerber Variable Scale  Looks like a slide rule, and does have logarithmic scales, but is really more of a divider or proportional divider than slide rule with its proportional slider.  You can read all about it on the internet.  The condition is very nice. There is no damage to the rule, slider, spring, or box. A piece of history.

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SBRG-GERBER

Fine . . . . . $95.00

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