[vcf-midatlantic] Slide rules, lots and lots of 'em

Glenn Roberts glenn.f.roberts at gmail.com
Tue Nov 7 21:36:10 EST 2017

Ah a fellow RPI'er!  I was one of the minions lugging my Keuffel & Esser up and down the hills of Troy, but lo and behold a piece of pocket-sized engineering beauty began to appear on campus (among those lucky, or rich enough) - the HP-35 "slide rule" pocket calculator!  It would be a few calculator generations later that I could afford one (the HP-21) but I was hooked for life on HP and RPN!  Nothin like em!

- Glenn

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> Subject: Re: [vcf-midatlantic] Slide rules, lots and lots of 'em
> Wonder if they'll have any of the classroom sized ones -- Amy had one in
> their graduate office at RPI that must've been a yard long!
> Thanks,
> Jonathan
> On Tue, Nov 7, 2017 at 5:25 PM, Brian Schenkenberger via vcf-midatlantic <
> vcf-midatlantic at lists.vintagecomputerfederation.org> wrote:
> > Evan Koblentz via vcf-midatlantic writes:
> >
> > >Someone is donating 20 boxes of slide rules. He said some of common
> > >and some are rare/exotic.
> > >
> > >We'll keep the latter and probably sell many of the former at VCF
> > >East or whatever.
> >
> > Ooooo!  I still have my K&E Log-Log Duplex Decitrig and case from my
> > HS and college days.  I had a second one too (a short 8" SR) but I
> > don't recall the make.  I'll need to dig it out of the mothballs. ;)
> >

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