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K & E / Keuffel & Esser 4012 Thacher Slide Rule / CalculatorK & E / Keuffel & Esser 4012 Thacher Slide Rule / Calculator This #4012 Thatcher calculator / slide rule is in super nice condition and will display nicely. The serial # is 3681 and this # can be found on the mahogany mounting board near the top back edge.

The inner scales on the drum are very nice with a nice even patina.  They are still a nice bright white as are the scales on the outer frame.  They have hardly yellowed at all and there is no lifting or spotting to be seen.   As can be seen in the pics, the instructions on the base are very nice. The mahogany box has a few minor scratches and paint splatters. The top has a repaired crack but is now OK.   There are no names, initials, or other carved into the box, base, or calculator.

The Thacher calculator has a near unique sliding drum design whose scales total over 30' long if laid out in a line. Edwin Thacher first patented the idea for this slide rule / calculator in 1881 in England. The idea was an immediate success with the scientific and engineering communities. K & E bought they rights to sell and manufacture the popular rule.  Stanley initially produced them in England for K & E. and production was moved to the states near the turn of the century.  The Thatcher calculator was first offered by K & E in their 1887 catalog as the 1740-N. In 1890 they dropped the N. In 1899 they changed the calculators # to 4012 or 4013. The 4013 being the upgraded model w/ a built in magnifier. There were approx. 7000 total units made. The inventors name is Thacher, but it was misspelled Thatcher on almost all versions of the calculator that K & E offered, hence the use of two different spellings of Thatcher / Thacher in this ad and on the rule itself.

A nice piece that will display well and be a great addition to the old office or calculation related collection!!  Enjoy.

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PA-4012

Fine . . . . . $1095.00

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K & E / Keuffel & Esser 4012 Thacher Slide Rule / CalculatorK & E / Keuffel & Esser 4012 Thacher Slide Rule / Calculator This #4012 Thatcher calculator / slide rule is in super nice condition.  The serial # is 6285 and this # can be found on the original OAK mounting board near the top back edge.  Near the end of production K & E stopped using the typical mahogany mounting board and outer box and began using oak for the last few hundred before ending production.  This 4012 oak box & base variant is much harder to find than the earlier mahogany versions.  In addition to the K & E serial number there is also a brass plaque on the base board indicating it was property of the US Navy at one time. 

The inner scales on the drum are white and very nice.  The scales on the outer frame are near perfect as well.  They have hardly yellowed at all and there is no lifting of the paper scales or spotting to be seen.  The instructions on the base are very nice as can be seen in the pics, . The oak box is nice noting a few scratches and some loses to the finish. There are no names, initials, or other carved into the box, base, or calculator.

The Thacher calculator has a near unique sliding drum design whose scales total over 30' long if laid out in a line. Edwin Thacher first patented the idea for this slide rule / calculator in 1881 in England. The idea was an immediate success with the scientific and engineering communities. K & E bought they rights to sell and manufacture the popular rule.  Stanley initially produced them in England for K & E. and production was moved to the states near the turn of the century.  The Thatcher calculator was first offered by K & E in their 1887 catalog as the 1740-N. In 1890 they dropped the N. In 1899 they changed the calculators catalog # to 4012 or 4013. The 4013 being the upgraded model w/ a built in magnifier. There were approx. 7000 total units made. The inventors name is Thacher, but it was misspelled Thatcher on almost all versions of the calculator that K & E offered, hence the use of two different spellings of Thatcher / Thacher in this ad and on the rule itself.

A nice piece that will display well and be a great addition to the old office or calculation related collection!!  Enjoy.

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SR-4012N

Fine . . . . . $1350.00

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K & E / Keuffel & Esser 68-1100 Deci-Lon Slide RuleK & E / Keuffel & Esser 68-1100 Deci-Lon Slide Rule This nice looking sliderule in its original leather case is one of the last models K & E produced before the advent of electronic calculators made them all but irrelevant except to collectors.  There is some minor dirtiness that will clean.  The end of an era!!

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LCM-KE-68-1100

Good + . . . . . $75.00

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K & E / Keuffel & Esser 4110 Power RuleK & E / Keuffel & Esser 4110 Power Trig Slide Rule This unusual slide rule was never offered in a K & E catalog.  Research has indicated that it was produced special order for the Naval Academy.  The idea was granted a patent in 1942 and issued to professors there.  There is a pretty detailed history discussion of the rule on McCoys slide rule site that is easily findable with a Google search. The Journal of the Oughtred Society has several articles about the K&E 4110 Power Trig slide rule with the most current in 2011 with some good current info.

It is a one sided rule with nine scales, P, F, A, B, T, S, CI, C, D, The condition is pretty nice. The cursor is damage free. The previous owner did inscribe the back w/ his name as shown. The hard case has seen better days.

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SR-KE4110

Good . . . . . $150.00

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Keuffel & Esser / K & E 4088-2 Slide RuleK & E / Keuffel & Esser 4088-2 Slide Rule This is a nice looking 10" sliderule in its original leather case missing the flap.

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LCM-KE-4088-2

Good + . . . . . $20.00

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Keuffel & Esser 4053-5 Slide Rule w/ Magnifier & Leather CaseKeuffel & Esser 4053-5 Slide Rule w/ Magnifier & Leather Case  The condition of this K & E Sliderule is very nice. There is no damage to the rule, cursor, or orange leather case. 

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SBRG-KE-4053-5M

Fine . . . . . $150.00

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Keuffel & Esser 4088-2 Slide Rule w/ Leather Case & BoxKeuffel & Esser 4088-2 Slide Rule w/ Leather Case & Box  The condition of this K & E Sliderule is very nice. There is no damage to the rule, cursor, or orange leather case. 

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SBRG-KE-4088-2BOX

Fine . . . . . $75.00

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Keuffel & Esser 4088-3 Slide Rule w/ Column Cursor & Leather CaseKeuffel & Esser 4088-3 Slide Rule w/ Column Cursor & Leather Case     The condition of this K & E Sliderule is very nice. There is no damage to the rule, cursor, or orange leather case.  It has the rare second model column cursor.

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SBRG-KE-4088-3CC

Fine . . . . . $195.00

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Keuffel & Esser / K & E 4095 Merchants Slide RuleKeuffel & Esser / K & E 4095 Merchants Slide Rule This is a nice looking and interesting sliderule.  It is referred to as the Merchants slide rule, and K & E utilized the KISS theory here with just 4 scales to keep it simple.  One corner of the frameless cursor is chipped.  No box.

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LCM-KE-4095

Good  . . . . . $20.00

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Keuffel & Esser / K & E 4095 Merchants Slide RuleKeuffel & Esser / K & E 4095 Merchants Slide Rule Same as above but nicer with case & box.

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LCM-KE-4095-2B

Good  . . . . . $40.00

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Keuffel & Esser / K & E 4160 S Chemists Slide Rule w/ Leather Case & BoxKeuffel & Esser / K & E 4160 S Chemists Slide Rule w/ Leather Case & Box  The condition of this unusual and rare K & E Sliderule is very nice. There is no damage to the rule, cursor, orange leather case or outer marked box.   Nice!!

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SBRG-KE-4168-CHEM

Fine . . . . . $225.00

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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

Good +  . . . . . $995.00

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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 +  . . . . . $695.00        SOLD!!

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Pickett N4-ES 4' Classroom Teaching Aid Slide RulePickett N4-ES 4' Classroom Teaching Aid Slide Rule  The condition of this 4' teaching aid sliderule is exceptional.  It is model # N4-ES Vector Type Log Log rule a more complex model than the more typical classroom size N-1010 you see offered all the time.  It has 34 scales.  It dates from around the 1960's and just before handheld electronic calculators hit the market big time.    Nice!!

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ALA-CLASS-SR

Fine . . . . . $350.00

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Pickett N500-ES 4' Classroom Teaching Aid Slide RulePickett N500-ES 4' Classroom Teaching Aid Slide Rule  The condition of this 4' teaching aid sliderule is very nice.  It is model # N500-ES Log Log rule and has 22 scales.  It dates from the 1960's.    Nice!!

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SBRG-PIC500-SR2

Fine . . . . . $295.00     HOLD!!

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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 . . . . . $40.00

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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 + . . . . . $245.00

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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 . . . . . $35.00

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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 . . . . . $75.00

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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 . . . . . $20.00

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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 . . . . . $30.00

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Pickett #52T Air Force Photography Slide RulePickett #52T Air Force Photography Slide Rule  This aluminum sliderule is a Type 1-A.  It is in like new condition.

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SR-P52

Good + . . . . . $35.00

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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 + . . . . . $25.00

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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 . . . . . $25.00

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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 + . . . . . $15.00

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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+  . . . . . $60.00

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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     HOLD!!

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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 . . . . . $150.00

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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 . . . . . $35.00

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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 . . . . . $50.00

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Post Versalog 1460 Slide RulePost Versalog 1460 Slide Rule    The rule is in overall nice condition.  One screw on the cursor frame is missing and the owner put his name on one end rail.  Nice enough and priced to sell!!

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SBRG-PV-1460

Good . . . . . $25.00

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Post 1460 Versalog Slide RulePost 1460 Versalog Slide Rule    An early version edge marked on the rail with model and maker info.  Like new in the box.   Nice!!

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JF-PV-1460

Fine . . . . . $75.00

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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 . . . . . $65.00

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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 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-SR

Fine . . . . . $125.00

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