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Re: Slide rules of famous people?

I am a newbie at collecting SR's but I have collected all twenty-four of Nevil Shute's novels, his one play and his autobiography. Believe it or not he has a
Jim Lea
7:25 PM
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46062

Re: Slide rules of famous people?

The Nobel prize winner Maria Goeppert Mayer (the second lady to win the prize for physics) is often shown with her slide rule. It's used on the front of a
pennine56
5:25 PM
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46061

Enrico Fermi and Tsung-Dao Lee and their 6 ft 7 in homebrew SR

While Googling around for scientists and their slide rules, came across this talk on Enrico Fermi, which describes a 6' 7" foot slide rule being built by his
pennine56
4:56 PM
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46060

Re: Help with dating my Deci-Lons

Well, in High School, I dated the only girl with a slide rule, but, me personally, I've never dated a slide rule, so I can't help. From:
Norm Goldblatt
1:26 PM
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46059

Re: Slide rules of famous people?

Good story, Marion. Thanks. It seems like if we could document the SRs used by various famous and notable we could do a lot to spur greater interest in slide
Mark McCormick
1:26 PM
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46058

Re: Slide rules of famous people?

The sources seem to disagree on the model : Many state that Einstein, von Braun and Koroljov all used a Nestler 23R . However, the Sliderulemuseum states that
polsen51
1:26 PM
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46057

Re: Slide rules of famous people?

I have a family friend who has his father's slide rule. His father was on the GE team that developed the Monitor Top refirgerator (the one with the condernser
sliderulenut
10:26 AM
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46056

Re: Help with dating my Deci-Lons

Hi John There is much discussion about K&E serial numbers on their plastic framed slide rules. One assumption is that plastic slide rules had their own serial
Clark
9:27 AM
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46055

Re: Collection data-base software

Hi everybody, I use Evernote (www.evernote.com) Youtube is filled with examples for the use of this software. Free version + $45/year for heavy use Cheers Joao
Joao Penha-Lopes
8:36 AM
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46054

Re: Help with dating my Deci-Lons

The problem is that K&E serial numbers were used mainly for keeping the parts of an individual rule together during manufacture. I don't believe they can be
Paul Anderson
7:10 AM
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46053

Re: Collection data-base software

Thanks for the suggestions . After giving it some thought, I'll bite the bullet and do like Rod says :) One of my goals with this is to be able to pull up
polsen51
Apr 27
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46052

Re: Slide rules of famous people?

Mark, a few years ago, after a visit to the Smithsonian Air and Space Museums, I wrote to ask about their collection of slide rules. Here is the reply I
Jim Alessio
Apr 26
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46051

Re: Slide rules of famous people?

Another sort of famous slide rule user was a gentleman named Earnshaw Cook. Mr. Cook wrote a book published in 1964 titled "Percentage Baseball" - available
Jim Alessio
Apr 26
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46050

Re: Collection data-base software

Hi, Your data will consist of several - perhaps many - fields, e.g. Manufacturer, Country of Manufacture, Date of Manufacture,Front Scales,Back Scales etc.,
rodlovett
Apr 26
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46049

Re: Slide rules of famous people?

Hi Mark I haven’t see a formal compilation and would also be interested to hear of one. A number of slide rule websites note that Einstein, Korolev and von
pennine56
Apr 26
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