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Peter M.Hopp, SLIDE RULES, Their History, Models & Makers
Ref: CHT9318

Covering the period from the instrument's invention in the early 17th century to the present day. All information on models, designs and manufacturers is cross-referenced. In all, several thousand slide rule descriptions are catalogued, and 400 designs and 750 makers are listed with 500 patents worldwide (UK, US, European and Japanese) including dates and locations. The book gives a history of the slide rule and biographies of some of the influential figures in its design, also descriptions of scales and gauge marks. There is a section on the care and restoration of slide rules, a glossary of terms used, 8 appendixes and 18 tables presenting information formatted to aid in the assimilation of the enormous amount of information presented. The comprehensive bibliography lists almost 700 books and articles. 

Price: 24.95

Peter M.Hopp, SLIDE RULES, Their History, Models & Makers


Peter M.Hopp, Pocket-Watch Slide Rules
Ref: AP6316

This book is about one of the most attractive and tactile forms of slide rules, the pocket-watch slide rule. Although pocket-watch slide rules were not the most accurate nor easy to use, these delightful devices were in makers catalogues from all parts of the world for the last century of the slide rule's life. Pocket-watch slide rules are an exquisite example of the slide rule makers' art and are perhaps the most collectable type of slide rules.

The Book Includes:
-Detailed descriptions of over 150 pocket-watch slide rules and variants
-Hundreds of full-color illustrations, detailed descriptions, and dating information.
-Approximately 80 makers and retailers from the UK, Europe, and the USA
-Descriptions of special scales used
-Coverage of seminal patents
-A glossary of terms
-A comprehensive bibliography 

Price: 29.95

Peter M.Hopp, Pocket-Watch Slide Rules



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