AW: SR Re: Berger slide rule / Durer slide rules
- Hello Phil,
thank you for identifying this Durer 5876 as a Faber-Castell.
Are there any more Durer or Berger slide rules made by Faber-Castell out
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> Peter -
> I have a Durer pocket slide rule in my collection. It's a
> Durer #5867, but its also marked "Faber-Castell #67/54"
> It's made of white plastic, with 5" scales. The scale
> arrangement is:
> front: L K A [B CI C] D P S T
> back of slide: LL1 LL2 LL3.
> Good luck with your search.
> Phil Stanley
> Worcester MA
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> > Hello,
> > maybe one of our American collector friends in this list
> can answer my
> > questions.
> > I'm looking for information concerning these slide rules:
> > - Berger Trilog M 2150
> > - Durer Darmstadt
> > - Durer Electro
> > - Durer Rietz
> > I have never seen these slide rules, but I have heared they
> exist and
> > probably were made by Faber-Castell. I'm interested in their year of
> > production, scale design, material, and scale length.
> > In Rod's search engine (
> > <http://sliderules.lovett.com/spider/netsearch.html>
> > http://sliderules.lovett.com/spider/netsearch.html) I find
> the Durer 5970,
> > which is identical with the Faber-Castell 2/82 and which I
> have in my
> > collection, but none of the three slide rules mentioned above.
> > Thank you,
> > Peter Holland
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- Dear slide rule collectors,
the fifth revised edition of my book on Faber and Faber-Castell slide
rules is now available.
All information about the book can be found here:
The book is dual language (German and English) and comes with a hard
cover and saddle stitch binding.
Since the first edition the book has improved a lot. It incorporates
many improvements and the number of pages is now 160 instead of 128 at
The book has also been expanded by new chapters.
Since the third edition it includes these two new chapters.
- "Summarised cross-reference of major types" compiles the most
important and most successful types of slide rule made by A.W. Faber and
A.W. Faber-Castell. All Darmstadt, Electro, Rietz and Merchant slide
rules are listed. However, slide rules with an Addiator and slide rules
with a span longer than the standard 25cm model are also mentioned.
- "OEM Slide Rules for other manufacturers": A.W. Faber and A.W.
Faber-Castell not only produced specially commissioned slide rules for
commercial customers but they also produced Original Equipment
Manufacturer (OEM) slide rules for other resellers to market under their
The fourth edition included for the first time the chapter "Production
years of all standard models". It incorporates a timeline, where you can
see at a glance when and for how long a specific model was in production.
The production stops at Faber-Castell during and shortly after World War
II are now also incorporated into the book.
In the new fifth edition which is available now the chapters "Cases" and
"Cursors" are completely rewritten and improved. E.g. pictures of all
magnifying cursors ever made by Faber/Faber-Castell are included. Also
some until now unknown models are added.
The price of the book is still 15 Euro(ca. 20 USD) for international
shipping by air mail (within Germany it is 13 Euro).
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