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Gauging Slide Rule, by Bradford, Darby & Hulls, English, Mid-18th Century

Inventory Number: 44586
Object Type:
Place Created: England United Kingdom Europe
Accession Number: 1932-27
Brief Description: Two foot rule with two sliders on one face; one slider carries a single brass logarithmic scale. Edges carry decimally divided foot scales. Reverse has inch scales along edges and a central table and diagonal scales.
Primary Inscriptions: On stamped brass circular insert on reverse: "BRADFORD . DARBY . & . HULLS . / BY THE / KINGS / PATENT"
Provenance: Presented by the Friends of the Old Ashmolean. Purchased by them from Mrs Alkin. Probably owned by John Thompson.
Collection Group: John Thompson Collection
Material(s): Boxwood and brass
Height Width Depth Diameter Unit
609 41 12 mm


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