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Gauging Slide Rule, English, 18th Century

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Inventory Number: 42539
Object Type:
Place Created: United Kingdom (England) Europe
Subject Classification(s): Calculating Instruments Mathematical Instruments   
Accession Number: 1932-28
Brief Description: Straight rule with one slider and timber (?) table on reverse. One edge carries a scale of 18"; the other a scale of 18" and the same length decimally divided.
Primary Inscriptions: Unsigned and undated
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): Wood and brass
Height Width Depth Diameter Unit
457 28 14 mm


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