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Slide Rules used in modern history to advance technology in the world.
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"Buzz" Carpenter with SR-71 Blackbird, used for USAF Intelligence. According to Buzz, The SR-71 was the first stealth aircraft (non-detectable by radar) and the last to be designed with a slide rule. Shown here for historical significance.

Note: ISRM is an educational historical resource intended for non-commercial use. All rights belong to the respective on-line sources and publications. We thank all the members of the Oughtred Society (OS), Dutch Kring, United Kingdom of Slide Rule Collectors (UKSRC) and Rechenschieber Sammler Treff (RST) who have contributed submissions to the ISRM and to Peter Hopp's "People and Slide Rules" Powerpoint presentation which is part of this gallery. The goal is to simply capture and consolidate the images before they dissappear from history. Additional images appear in other gallery pages within ISRM.

558 CURRENT IMAGES IN THE PEOPLE WITH SLIDE RULES GALLERY
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Row #001
Robert Herndon, Aircraft Engineer featured in 1957 Life Magazine

Dr. Katherine Blodgett, GE scientist who invented invisible anti-glare glass (1948 Life)

Dr. Lyman Spitzer, Jr. (1914-1997) Astrophysicist, Princeton. Driving force behind the Hubbel Space telescope. (1948 Life photo)

Virginia Sink (c1975), Engineer at Chrysler, designed the first auto smog devices. 1936 Univ. of Colorado, chemical engineering.(SME)

USMA Instructor Giving a Cadet an Electric Motor Demonstration (1941 Life)
Row #002
USMA Cadets (at West Point) Marching With Slide Rules (1941 Life)

USMA Cadets Analyze a Bridge Model (1941_Life)

USMA Cadets at a Lecture on Radio Waves (1941 Life)

Professor Joseph Gabrys lecturing to engineering students (1949)

Women Engineers at Illinois Bell telephone (c1955)
Row #003
Marly Van Leer Peck, The Lady Engineer (1957_Life)

James F. Hunt of the 1951 Brooklyn Grand Jury

Dr. Harvey White, 1958 NBC TV show Continental Classroom

Dr. Harvey White, 1958 NBC TV show Continental Classroom

Catherine Eiden (1914-1990) at Bell Telephone Company, later a professor at University of Texas. Society of Women Engineers (SME) President 1960-1969.
Row #004
Dustin E. Morris (1939-2017) With Father's Slide Rule. Submitted by Nancy Morris, who gifted his collection to ISRM. He worked as an adult at Motorola and was active in amateur radio: W7ITM.

Emilio Gino Segre (Emilio Segre Visual Archives)

Dr. Robert Goddard (1882-1954) American Rocketry Pioneer

Otto Struve (Emilio Segre Visual Archives)

Betty Lou Bailey (1929-2007), Mechanical engineer, worked for 44 years at General Electric (picture c1950-1959) in hydropower applications. River preservationalist. SWE Fellow and Pioneer.
Row #005
Celestron Pacific Ad (June 1962)

Jules Gueron (Emilio Segre Visual Archives)

Pudue 1942 Aeronautic Structures Class

Woman Engineer using an Aristo Drum Cylindrical Slide Rule

Lydia J. Pickup at Boeing Co., Seattle (1968), Past Society of Women Engineers (SWE) President
Row #006
Joseph Griffith Reed (1867-1969) Australian Physicist and Radio Engineer. Designed the Reed Electronic engineer's slide rule

Sir James Hopwood Jeans (1877-1946), British Physicist and Mathematician, First to propose that matter is continuously created throughout the universe. (courtesy of Peter Hopp)

Ir. S.G.J.H. van Schaik (1943) Managing Director of AKU, (Algemene Kunstzijde Unie), later AKZU, in Holland. Painted by the Dutch artist Carel Willink (1900-1983). (courtesy of Peter Hopp)

Portrait of an unknown gentleman painted by the well-known and prolific painter William Derby, (1786-1847).

Detroit?s Industry by Diego Rivera, Detroit Institute of Arts, 2007, presumed to be of Henry Ford. (courtesy of Bryan Purcell and peter Hopp)
Row #007
Univ of Missouri Society Of Women Engineers (1972)

Univ of Missouri Society Of Women Engineers Float (1980)

U.S. Military Academy at West Point, Cadet with K&E Decilon SR from 1973 Yearbook. Courtesy of Jeff Ilseman, class of 1975.

Cadet Douglas Jenkins, US Air Force Academy at Colorado Springs, Class of 1964 (photo by Fred Malmstrom, NMI Civ USAFA/CWCH)

Constance Badington Smith, RAF (1944) First to identify the V1 pulse-jet flying bomb
Row #008
Slide rule in use (1950) Aeronatical Systems Center

Pudue 1942 Aeronautic Structures Class

William Hartree, father of Douglas Hartree (Late 1930s)

Japanese Students In a National Slide Rule Contest.

WWII Bombadier captain plotting adjustments for wind drift in nose of B-17 bomber (1942)
Row #009
Thomas Jefferson HS, Port Arthur, TX, Slide Rule Club (1960)

W. Kuybysheva, Russian Chemical Engineer 1936 (Kuibyshev Industrial Institute)

National Council Of Reserve Officers In Brazil c1940

Prof.N.S. Stefutin, Secretary M.V. Ivanov, Assoc V.K. Shahno, St Petersburg State Polytechnical Univ

German scientist (1946)

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Row #010
Los Alamos AntiProton Equipment (1955) From left, Emilio Segr?Clyde Wiegand, Edward Lofgren, Owen Chamberlain, and Thomas Ypsilantis, members of the team that discovered the antiproton ...more at lbl.gov

St Leonards_School, Warlingham, Surrey (1967) by Bob Hope Daily Herald (Science & Society)

UTO Factory Article (Danish) contributed by IJ Schuitema

UTO Factory Article (Danish) contributed by IJ Schuitema

Air Force crews plotting course for operation Big Lift (1963)
Row #011
Crick And Watson (1953) by Antony Barrington Brown

Crick And Watson (1953) by Antony Barrington Brown

Crick And Watson (1953) by Antony Barrington Brown

Slide Rule Club (1963), Pasmona High School, Vancouver, B.C. 1963 United States Champions

WWII Submarine Coning Tower (1943).
Row #012
Sir Franck WHITTLE (1907-1996) British Engineer

Franck Whittle with Slide Rule Painting

Sir Franck Whittle Turbine Portrait

MIT students taking calculus exam (1956)

MIT students studying in dorm room (1956)
Row #013
Hall Hibbard (left) and Clarence "Kelly" Leanord Johnson (1910-1990) holding a K&E or Dietzgen slide rule. Both looking at a blueprint of the the Lockheed Constellation. Kelly Johnson was the engineer on 42 of the most famous planes in aviation history, including the P-38 Lightning, Constellation, the U2 and the SR71), which all were designed using slide rules. Pictures of his airplanes

USAF Test Pilot School, Edwards AFB (c1950)

USAF Test Pilot School, Edwards AFB (c1950)

Unknown Rocketeers With Slide Rule

British RAF liaison officers at US 8th Air Force Bomber Command (1942)
Row #014
Carrollton HS, TX, Slide Rule Clubs (1958) Page 80 Picture 1

Carrollton HS, TX, Slide Rule Clubs (1958) Page 80 Picture 2

Carrollton HS, TX, Slide Rule and Alpha-Omega Clubs (1959) Page 77

Carrollton HS, TX, Slide Rule and Alpha-Omega Clubs (1959) Page 76 Picture 1

Carrollton HS, TX, Slide Rule and Alpha-Omega Clubs (1959) Page 76 Picture 2
Row #015
Carrollton HS, TX, Slide Rule and Alpha-Omega Clubs (1959) Page 78 Picture 1

Carrollton HS, TX, Slide Rule and Alpha-Omega Clubs (1959) Page 78 Picture 2

Carrollton HS, TX, Slide Rule and Alpha-Omega Clubs (1959) Page 78 Picture 3

Slide Rule On Hip - Carrollton HS, TX, Slide Rule and Alpha-Omega Clubs (1959) Page 78 Picture 4

Carrollton HS, TX (1960) Slide Rule Clubs Page 128 Picture 1
Row #016
Carrollton HS, TX (1960) Slide Rule Clubs Page 128 Picture 2

Carrollton HS, TX, Slide Rule Clubs (1958) Pg082

Carrollton HS, TX, Slide Rule Clubs (1959) Pg079

Carrollton HS, TX, Slide Rule and Alpha-Omega Clubs (1959) Pg08

Carrollton HS, TX, Slide Rule Clubs (1960) Pg131
Row #017
Offenhauser Racing Engines. Engineers: Louis Meyer, Leo Goossen and Dale Drake

Chet Chin with Classrom Demonstrator Slide Rule

Japanese worker making Hemmi SR's (linked to pre-1940 manufacturing process)

Peter Sellers in Dr. Strangelove (1964) Columbia Pictures. He is calculating the time people must spend underground, using the half life of something called "Cobalt Thorium G" He comes up with 100 years.

1965 movie Flight Of The Phoenix starring Jimmy Stewart.
Row #018
Iowa State Slide Rule Class (1934)

Englewood High School class K&E 1933 Catalog)

Prospector Yearbook (1970), Colorado School Of Mines, Golden, Colorado. (contributed by Brian Mack)

Mathcraft_Set Advertisement.

Two color radar (1948).
Row #019
Smithsonian Air and Space Museum Display, Slide_Rules

NASA Display, Astronaut Neil Armstrong's Slide Rule (Apollo 11)

Sergei Pavlovich Korolev (1906-1965) Chief Designer Of Soviet Spacecraft

Smithsonian Air and Space Museum Display, Sergei P. Korolev (Nestler Nr37 Electro Slide rule)

Smithsonian Air and Space Museum Display, Wernher Von Braun (Nestler Nr37 Electro Slide rule)

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Row #020
1908 Giant Cylindrical Slide Rule comprising two wheels with scales on the outside edge. Each can rotate separately from the other, with a foot operated brake to lock the wheels while transfering calculations. The diameter looks to be about 4 feet which gives a scale length of 150 inches,or 15 times the length of a standard slide rule.

Univ of Cincinnati Computer Science

Danforth W. Hagler (VP) Georgia Iron Works, designer of the Hydraulic Slide Rule by Pickett (now at ISRM)

Gilbert Newton Lewis (1902) MIT Museum

William Hultz Walker (1869-1934) MIT Museum (Chemical Engineering)
Row #021
Loyd Photo as student (1959) Slide Rule and Desk

Calculating by slide rule (EPA 1973) Archive Research Catalog

NCF Class Using Slide Rules (1965)

Joe Pasquale, shown as Student in 1976 at WHS, now a professor at UCSD.

Randolph Community College, Instructor Ronald Biddle, Electrical Maintenance Students (1964)
Row #022
Pedro Perez kneels and checks the workings of a 320-foot-long wooden slide rule in front of Alvirne High School, Hudson, New Hampshire on March 22, 1979. The Guinness Book of World Records shows it in the 1980 edition. From an article published April 21, 2010 by David Brooks Nashua Telegraph

1977 Longest Slide Rule of 12 Meters, Clarence T. Hay, Randy R. and Jeff H. Meyer Of Huron Heights Secondary School, New Market, Ontario, Canada

350 foot 6.6 inch long Slide Rule enters Guiness Book February 28, 2001, It was 300 lbs, designed by Skip Solberg And Jay Francis and constructed in the Lockeed-Martin Aircraft Assembly Facility at Air Force Plant 4 in Fort Worth, Texas

Charles Lester Reynolds, NASA Seminar July, 2006

Colin Barnes of UKSRC in a 1966 article. (England)
Row #023
Illinois Institute Of Technology (IIT) Electrical Engineering Class (1900-1909). IIT was previously, Armour Institute, Lewis Institute, Institute of Design and Illinois Tech. Ref:Wikipedia

Illinois Institute Of Technology (IIT) Math Auditorium (1900-1909) IIT was previously, Armour Institute, Lewis Institute, Institute of Design and Illinois Tech. Ref:Wikipedia

Illinois Institute of Technology Engineering Class (1941). IIT was previously, Armour Institute, Lewis Institute, Institute of Design and Illinois Tech. Ref: Wikipedia

Dietzgen Drafting Table with Slide Rule

Popular Mechanics Article showing motor driven slide rule.
Row #024
Slide Rule Club (1963) Rockdale, TX

College Student c1940-1950

Slide Rule shown in 1972 Enerjet Rocketry Catalog

Maiko (Japan), holding an old DIWA Model 1

Ir. IJzebrand Schuitema (one of the world's foremost authorities) Slide Rule Display in the Netherlands - Dutch KRING
Row #025
Orbitometer Satellite Slide Rule to track Sputnik in 1957. Made by St. Joseph High School Radio Club Cleveland, Ohio. Dennis Tommasone and Dennis Skala discuss the Orbitometer with Moderator Mike Stimac. Photo by Fred Imm.

Apollo 13 Mission Control (NASA)

Slide Rule Scenes From the Movie Apollo 13 - Watch for slide rules being used in mission control

Apollo 13 Ground Team Works out solution to return Astronauts

Teacher Pointing to Pickett Demo rule (ISRG)
Row #026
John Martin Wolfskill (1908-1981) Slide Rule

John Wesley Cell SlideRule (1960) NCSU

J.R. Hoff at the Redstone Arsenal in Alabama (1982) in front of an AN/TMQ-5 Radiosonde Recorder. The slide rule was used for computing dew point temperatures in the upper atmosphere. The large circular slide rule on top the Control Recorder (to his right) was used in computing wind data values.

Lawrence (Larry) Luckham at Bell Labs (1960's)

"Slide Rule Charlie" Charles Lepchinsky GWU c1950
Row #027
Man With Two 20inch Slide Rules.1941 (GettyImages)

Rlide Rule Pedestrian, photo by Eric Wong, Univ Of Utah

WWII British WAAF with Weather Pilot Ballon Predicting Weather. 1941 Getty Image

MIT Slide Rule Class (1997)

Wolfgang Leistritz Engineer In Leipzig, Germany (1960)
Row #028
Teaching_Mathematics c1957

Teaching_Mathematics c1957

Hamburger Professional School, Germany (1961)

Brewer's Gauging Rule

Slide Rule Watch on Apollo Astronaut on the Moon (left arm) NASA
Row #029
From a Dennert and Pape catalog. D&P became Aristo. (Germany)

1936 class 6C of the Real gymnasium. Contributor Paul Wirz is a student in this class (Switzerland).

See 1944 clip Students using SR's (ref archive films)

Ruth Roman handles Van Johnson's slide rule in the movie "Invitation" (1951)

Dana Andrews in the movie "I Want You" (1950)

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Row #030
MIT Tech Talk - Deborah Douglas shows slide rules in MIT Museum

2001 LA Times article featuring pictures of Bob Otnes collection with interviews from collectors Tom Wyman, Eric Mancotte, Craig Watkins, Michael O'Leary, and Berrie Ripin. Scan by Eric Mancotte

J?n Nestler (Great Grandson of Albert Nestler) in German Museum. J?n is an Oughtred Society member.

J?n Nestler (Great Grandson of Albert Nestler) in March 2, 2007 Newspaper feature article.

Nestler 1966 School Catalog Cover(Contributed By J?n Nestler)
Row #031
Walnut Hills HS Cincinnati,OH John_Betz presents his work (1957)

Walnut Hills HS Cincinnati,OH - Student Gretchen Hovemeyer presents before Calculus Class (1957)

Walnut Hills HS Cincinnati,OH - Student Gretchen Hovemeyer presents before Calculus Class (1957)

Walnut Hills HS Cincinnati, OH. Good View of K&E Model 100 Demonstration Rule

Richard Marianis Calculus Essay Class (c1957)
Row #032
Richard Marianis Calculus Essay Class (c1957)

Richard Marianis Calculus Essay Class (c1957)

Instructor shows use of E6-B for Navigation Training at Kelley Field, TX (1942)

Student Navigator Plotting a Course, Kelley Field, TX (1942)

Army and Navy men attending a Radio Engineering class at Capitol Radio Institute (1941)
Row #033
Materials given to Student Navigators, Kelley Field, TX (1942). Note the E6-B and a K&E 4070 slide rule.

Student Navigator Looking for landmarks in flight, Kelley Field, TX (1942)

Student Navigator verifying flight path, Kelley Field, TX (1942)

Student Navigator communicating flight data to pilot, Kelley Field, TX (1942)

Navigator and Radio Operator Plotting a Course.
Row #034
Aristo catalog (1970) Lufthansa

Aristo catalog (1970) Lufthansa

Aristo catalog (1965) "Getting the answer faster"

Aristo catalog (1965) "Getting the answer faster"

Aristo catalog (1965)
Row #035
From BBC's production of The Last Days Of Steam

From BBC's documentary of Frank Loyd Wright

Cipher Slide Rule, Life Mag

Communications Post Fort Bragg, By Bernard Hoffman, Life

Boeing 707 Flight Engineer
Row #036
Fortune Magazine, United Engineers, Artist:Stanley Meltzoff

Norwich Union, Fullers in use (can you find them all?)

AEG_Office_Berlin_1913

Glen Elgin Distillery (c1892)

Indicator In Use from The Steam Engine by John Perry (1902) McMillan & Co
Row #037
Pooleys Demonstration Flight Computer (still available for £375/$560)

Tennessee Tech (c1950) Yearbook

GEC Publicity Cathode Ray Tube

Star Trek Mr. Spock uses E6B

Star Trek Mr. Spock uses E6B (two frames)
Row #038
Electronic Engineeering 1958 G&E Bradley Ad

Faber-Castell, 1997 Article: A Slide Rule Was An Everyday Tool

Chemistry In Action, D.C. Heath Co. Boston 1958

Dudley Williams, Sir Frank Whittle and J.C.B.(Col) Tinling

Baldessano Plotting Fire Mission, B 1/77th FDC Artillery Vietnam 1970
Row #039
Joshua Routledge developed a 12 inch brass slide in the early 1800s that contained the logarithimic scales with an ordinary 2 fold 2 foot rule. United Kingdom (Getty Images)
Joshua Routledge (1773-1829)created the Routledge Engineer's Slide Rule circ 1805 and invented the Rotary Steam Engine, Bolton Library portrait.

Portrait of Joshua Routledge 1773-1829. Painter unknown. Original stored in Bolton Museum Art Gallery Archives..

Sir Stanley Hooker (1907-1984) On Right with John Heniott and Frank Whittle (c1942 )

Rex K. Pierson - Chief Designer at Vickers Aviation, Weybridge c1930

Sir Barnes Wallis (1887-1979)

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Row #040
Sir Barnes Wallis (1887-1979)

Academy Award winner Gordon H. Cook c1960 Chief Lens Designer, Cooke Optics Ltd, Leicester

George Bousfield (1856-1902) c1887_Vade Mecum Slide Rule

Frederic (1900-1958) and Irene (1897-1956) Joliot-Curie, daughter and son-in-law of Marie Curie

Dmitri Maksutov (1896-1964) Pulkovo Observatory Russia c1950
Row #041
Reginald Aubrey Fessenden (1866-1932)1st Two way Transatlantic communication

Robert A. Heinlein at home with Slide Rule (1950's) featured on the Sci-Fi Channel series "Prophets Of Science Fiction", 3-1-2012. This is a photo off the TV screen, of a photo in RAH's personal album.

Robert A. Heinlein (1907-1988) Science Fiction Author with Slide Rule

Enrico Fermi (1901-1954) Manhattan Project

Enrico Fermi USA stamps, first issiue cover 2001
Row #042
Frederick David Edwards CBE (1889-1966) Father Of High Vacuum

Austin Packard Farrar (1913-2004) Inventor Of The Pulpit On Modern Yachts

Jules Dujardin (1857-1947) Oenologie Catalog 1928

Louis Pasteur (1822-1895) in Salon 1886, Dujardin Catalog 1928

Louis Pasteur (1822-1895) in Salon 1886, Dujardin Catalog 1928
Row #043
Time Magazine Aug1943 Abbot Burns Designer Of Graphical Firing Table Slide Rule for Artillery

Edward Teller (1908-2003) Weapons Designer

Don Charlwood 1943 Author Of: No Moon Tonight at Navigators Table, Lancaster

Thomas J. Watson (1874-1956) with Frederick L. Fuller of IBM

Gerry Openshaw G2BTO working at Wartime RSS DF (radio) Station
Row #044
Bill Hewlett (d2001) and David Packard (d1996) c1939, founders of Hewlett-Packard (HP)

Bill Hewlett, co founder of Hewlett-Packard, Holds an early Pickett magnesium slide rule on the 20th anniversery (1992) of the HP-35 Electronic Slide Rule which made the slide rule obsolete.

Trevor Baylis, UK Inventor Of Wind Up Radio,Photo By Alex Benwall, Times 2003

William Russell (1920-2006) of Russell-Hobbs, Founded 1952

Reimar Horten (c1920-1994) Designed the WWII Era German Ho229 Flyingwing Jet Aircraft c1945
Row #045
Zepplin Anton Witteman (Navigator), Dr. Hugo Eckener (Captain) LZ126 Los Angeles 1924

Wern Brothers Carl and George, Designers Of IWA Slide Rules, c1950

Loga User From De Loga Calculators by Nico Smallenburg 2004

Loga User From De Loga Calculators by Nico Smallenburg 2004

NASA X15 Engineers Ken Iliff and Dale Reed, Langley Lenticular Lifting Body
Row #046
Society Of Women Engineers

Le Tourneau Technical Institute, Texas. Slide Rule Class

IIT Engineering Class Using Slide Rules1941

The Mimes (c1913) University Of Michigan

Berkeley University Coed Showing Pickett Slide Rule
Row #047
Stephen Swenson, University Of Wisconsin 1970s

North Carolina State University 1970s

Escola Americana, Rio de Janiero. Carioca 1950 Yearbook, Seniors: Wiczek and Stekley

Bergschule Bochum School Of Mines, Germany c1960

Bergschule Bochum School Of Mines, Germany c1960
Row #048
Resonance Measurement Article, Westermanns Monatshefte, July1969

Michigan State University faculty compares a K&E Model 100 demonstration slide rule from 1960 with their computer.

US Dept Of Health Education And Welfare Booklet office Of Education 1963

D&P Frederick Mueller (1922-1975) and Rolf Jaeger (1914-1979)

D&P Reinhard Klein from 55 Years Of D&P
Row #049
Aristo Quality Control 1972 Brochure

Greg Cosimini collector,April 1996, Twin Cities Collector

Harry V Keefe Jr 1922 - From American Banker, Dec1922. Founder of Keefe, Bruyete And Woods Investment Bank

Ralph Rawlings, Tasmania, collector. Australian Post 26-11-87

Giovanni Pastore,Italy. collector. From Times Higher Education Supplement 14-05-04

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Row #050
Dave Kenney, the founder of National Lampoon, made a parody of a High Scool Yerbook in 1964, which shows a Slide Rule Club 1964. The class prophecy that Gilbert Scrabbler and Belinda Heinke win the Nobel Prize for "inventing a nuclear-powered car that drives itself where you tell it to..."), [The car is available now].


Ron Manley from Men And Collections c2001

Gerald Stancey UKSRC 1956

David Grey UKSRC, Winner Of European Speed Slide Rule Contest 2002

David Grey UKSRC
Row #051
Werner Rudowski UKSRC, Working In Japan

Werner Rudowski UKSRC, SR Exhibition In Bochum, Germany 1991

Werner Rudowski UKSRC, SR Exhibition In Bochum Germany 1991

Francis Wells UKSRC 1999

Peter Hopp UKSRC at Smithsonian Institute Math History Museum 2002
Row #052
Tom Wyman, Oughtred Society, Presenting To School 2006

Herman van Herwijnen (1929-2004) UKSRC with Demonstration Slide Rules

Richard Smith Hughes UKSRC, Chief Designer Of Shrike Missile Electronics

Hugh Tidy (d2005) UKSRC c1956

John V. Knott (1919-2005) UKSRC from Collectomania
Row #053
Clay Castleberry OS UKSRC 2007

Paul Wirz Real gymnasium Basil Switzerland, before (1936) and after (1998).

Michael West UKSRC Managing Director of Frome Tool And Gauge Co, Somerset

John Rendell UKSRC, c1959 As a Young Man Being Shown How To Use SR,Womans Own Magazine

David Whythe UKSRC 1980, Inventor Of Whythe Complex Number Slide Rule
Row #054
Rechenschieber Sammler Treff (RST) Meeting at Alten School

First European Open Slide Rule Competition, Leamington Spa, 27-OCT-2002

Pre-UKSRC 1989, Jim Andrews,Werner Rudowski,John Knot, Dr. Brian Lloyd, and RichardKnight

Pre-UKSRC 1989,The Beginning Of UKSRC

Guenter Kugel RST, 2004 From Nordrhein-Westfalen
Row #055
Man Holding Plow Plane And Two Foot Ruler With Slide

Keisan Team Slide Rule, Kanazawa Municiple Technical High School, Japan

2006 Ch4 TV Series On Returning To Old Fashioned Teaching Methods

Lane Community College, Oregon c1970

Syracuse University Professors Inspect A Thacher Cylindrical Slide Rule
Row #056
1985-86 TV Series Mapp And Lucia Showing Fuller Slide Rule

1964-68 TV Series Voyage To The Bottom Of The Sea with actor Richard Basehart

Jed Hartman playing with Slide Rule as an infant

1954 Ealing File The Maggie starring Paul Douglas

1970s TV Series UFO actor Ed Bishop holding Slide Rule
Row #057
July 2005 Readers Digest About The Curta by Cliff Stoll

Secret War by Brian Johnson 1979, 1940-41 English Navigator Doing Dead Reckoning

Battle Of Britian by Len Deighton 1980, German Aircrew Planning Attack c1940

Russian Pilots WWII

Air Navigation by Herbert S. Zim, 1943 US Army Pilots Doing Dead Reckoning Flight Planning
Row #058
German Luftwaffe Crew Plotting Course Using Dreieckrechner

German Luftwaffe Navigators Using Dreieckrechner

Air Traffic Controller The World At War Sep 1939-April 1944

Royal Navy Fleet Air Arm Pilots 1943 Flight International Aug 1989

German Enigma Being Decoded 1940 The Secret War by Brian Johnson 1979
Row #059
German Enigma Being Decoded 1940 The Secret War by Brian Johnson 1979

Gaugers At Work from Round London by George Newness 1866

Guagers At Work Customs And Excise History Network Crown

William Henry Fowler or Harold Fowler at Fowler Factory 1905

From Chemistry In Action D.C. Heath Co. Boston 1958

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Row #060
Jules Dujardin And Assistant, Alcohol Measurment Dujardin Paris Catalog 1928

BBC TV Series The Great War - No25 Artillery Slide Rule

Czech Artillery Spotters WWII

British Artillery Spotters In Malta WWII

Photo of Lt.A. Becket And Lee And Myself Observing, Shoeburyness July 1901
Row #061
Applied Observation Of Fire MKVI c1902-03

Artillery Course Shoeburyness 1901

5th Army M/Sgt Frank E. Rogore And Major Ivan E. Jackson, Sessa Italy 1944

Railway Workers Steam Engineers c1890

Georgia Institute Of Technology, Slide Rule And Planimeter
Row #062
Engineer - US Dept Labor from National Compensation Survey

2002 Braintree And Witham Times, Charity Fancy-Dress Cross-Country Flight

2002 Classic Racer BSA Team At IOM-TT 1921 No Slide Rules Graffiti on wall

Cornell University'a Annual Dragon Day Parade (2000) with Giant Slide Rule

Adam Hart-Davis uses Astrolab TV Series What The Tudors Did For Us
Row #063
'Dad's' Big Slide Rule (name Unknown)

Flight Path Sci-Fi Movie 1969

Elyria (Ohio) High School Scholarship Winners 1957

KE Demo SR with Woman

Clayton State University, Georgia 2004 Yellow Slide Rule Award Recipients. A traveling trophy given to staff members for a somewhat humorous action.
Row #064
John Madl Scholarship, John gives Versalog Demo Rule to Lake Superior State University Engineering department

Lear Jet Captain Shows Flight Officer How To Use Slide Rule (from Bob Soltis)

London Science Museum sliderule display

7 foot Pickett Demonstration Slide Rule transported on a BMW Motorcycle

Dad's (name unknown) Slide Rule, was used around 1945, then recently given to his son.
Row #065
University of Tasmania Demo SR

Rodger Shepard And Thomas Wyman Holding Welch Demo Slide Rule. Both Gentleman members of the Oughtred Society.

US Naval Academy 1953

US Naval Academy 1955, Midshipmen Steve Kaiser

Artur Ewert (Germany/GDR) Looks at his Reiss Slide Rule that he designed c1969
Row #066
McCarran Airport Museum, Las Vegas, NV. B-17 Load Adjuster Slide Rule in Display.(Photo By R.Morris)

Wojciech Sawicki Lectures On Slide Rules, Jagiellonian University, Krakow, Poland, June 2008

Suwak Logarytmiczny (Logarithmith Slider) Collection Of Wojciech Sawicki, Warsaw Technological University, Poland

Polish Magazine Article on Wojciech Sawicki's Display at Warsaw polytechnic 2005 (PDF)

Mike Konshak shows current and past technology for Louisville Times (Colorado) article on 10-7-2009 about his 2009 Oughtred Society Award.
Row #067
Spanish Military Plays with pet dog and Slide Rule. circa WWII. Contributed by Jose Robledo, Spain.

Dr. Werner Schmidt and Werner Girbart, in Greifswald, Germany, show their 2009 Oughtred Society Award as printed in the Donerstag Newspaper.

Star Trek's Mr. Spock with aviation Slide Rule

Star Trek Crew with Circular Slide Rules

Star Trek Crew with Circular Slide Rules
Row #068
Ray (Last name unknown) With Pickett DEmo SR at MIT Cardinal And Grey Event 2009. (Flickr: BarbaraJean)

Georgia Tech Alumni House Display. (Flickr: The_Varners)

WW2 Radar Research Museum Display. (Flikr: Bob_the_bolder)

Sliderule Exhibit, Bay Model Visitors Center Sausalito, California (Flikr: MaryMactavish)

Collector Peter Owen and his Post Versalog Demonstration Slide Rule.

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Row #070
HOLLOMAN AIR FORCE BASE, N.M. -- George Gregory, current 746th Test Squadron Operations Flight chief, works on a calculation using a slide rule to provide instrumentation support for a rocket sled project in 1962, at his office at the High Speed Test Track. Mr. Gregory worked at Holloman's test track for the first eight of his 50 years with the 46th Test Group. While working at the test track, one of Mr. Gregory's first assignments was to provide instrumentation support for the evaluation of the Atlas Missile's inertial navigation system. Complete story

Pratt Institute Students Using K&E 101 Demo Slide Rule

Linus Pauling 20 inch Slide Rule. Oregon State University Libraries - Special Collections Reading Room

Mexia High School, Mexia, Texas. Class of 1959. Slide Rule Club (Flickr: macavityabc)

J.C. Carter Self portrait (1956) Mirfield, West Yorkshire, UK.
Row #071
Eugene (last name unknown) at desk. Post Versalog Under Book. (Flikr: Randall_T)

Artillery Slide Rule in the museum on the Battleship USS New Jersey.

Iowa State Univ (1942) Slide Rule Display from the VEISHEA Open House in the Division Engineering.

Computer History Museum, Mountainview California. Slide Rule Exhibit. Many of these donated by the ISRM.

Pickett Demo SR Black Rock 2007 (Flickr: Phrynosoma)
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Screenshots from the "Mission: Impossible" TV series. Starting with the third session (1968) the protagonist, the character Jim Phelps, uses a new photo of the character called Bernard Barney Collier in the Dossier Scene. In the new photograph Barney is holding a slide rule. Barney (actor Greg Morris) was the owner of 'Collier Electronics', the first season dossier, Contributed by David Huff

Montage of UTO Slide Rule Factory pictures. Contributed by I.J.Schuiteme

KE Model 101 Demo SR helf by Cousin of Mark and Bert (Flickr)

Slide Rule Christmas Present (Flickr: ironklad)

Scenes from the movie Tuskegee Airmen, (1995, HOB). Training session shows K&E Demonstration Slide Rule in background.
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International Meeting of Rechschieber and Calulators Collectors (2001) at Deutsches Museum, Munich. High School Students learn about slide rules.

RST (German Speaking Slide Rule Collectors) Meeting (2005) Hamburg's Museum, Germany teach students slide rules.

Ben-Nejat and Turkish Friends with Aristo Studio Slide Rules (1967) Netherlands.

Professor A.M. (LIFE Images) Circular Slide Rule Shown (c1930)

German Mathematik Katalog (2006-2007) with slide rule teaching tools for math.
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Circular Slide Rule for Navigation shown in the Movie Memphis Belle

Buzz Aldrin in Apollo 11 capsule with weightless Picket N600-ES slide_rule. (Note: The model slide rule is eye-saver yellow but this appears to be a Model N600-T)

rs-Vitrinen Und Demostab-gross (Musuem exhibit in Germany)

Aristo 903LL Rechenschieber zu Demonstrationszwecken. (Children being shown a demonstration Aristo 903LL slider rule)

Dr. Presper Eckert (left) creator of ENIAC computer. Engineer leaning on post holds a slide rule.
Row #075
Newspaper article about collector Walter Shawlee in Canada.

Cover to the German book Der Rechenstab und seine Verwendung (1970) by Dr.Helmar Lehmann.

From a Cleveland Institute of Electronics correspondence school Pamphlet (1969)

Movie The Hindenburg (1975) George C. Scott Inspects Passenger's Circular Sliderule, thinking it was used for coded messages of a corporate spy. It turns out it was for betting on horses. Time frame 1937.

Professor Bergman with Hemmi 262P. 1970 TV Series Space 1999
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Nestler Factory (Slide Rule) Quality Control Inspector

Nestler Factory (Slide Rule) (Rechenstab Endkontrolle) - Worker adjusting Cursor to Index

Jürgen Nestler (Right) stands next to Mayor (left) of Lahr, Germany. Opening day of Nestler Exhibit.

Opening day of Nestler Exhibit at Lahr Museum - Lahr, Germany.

Opening day of Nestler Exhibit at Lahr Museum - Lahr, Germany. Attendees look at demonstration slide rule.
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Uchida Yoko Corporation Museum's innovative Projection Table. Project manager Nobuhiko Hirayama demonstrates by placing a small block that contains an image of a slide rule on the table, and an RIFD chip tells a computer what to display on the table top. (2007)

From Popular Electronics - June 1958 Article about Electronic Computers Full Article (1.4 MB PDF)

2001 Sexiest Geek. Mill's college Professor Ellen Spertus wears her dad's (graduate of MIT) slide rule holstered to leg at awards pageant.

Harry T. Gisborne is shown using an early fire danger meter to predict forest fire activity in Kaniksu National Forest in 1937. Gisborne engineered this simple slide rule-like device that USFS foresters could carry with them in the field. The meter made fire prediction easy and accessible, with consistent results. The meter shown in the panel is a 1954 model 8-W.

Two accountants using Swiss Daemon-Schmid (Loga) Cylindrical Slide Rule in the Tabulating Office of the French 1911 Census. picture courtesy of J.F. Ptak Books
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Hoboken (New Jersey) Historical Museum, K&E Exhibit Flyer Jan 31 - Dec23, 2010. Slide rules for the tours are supplied by the ISRM.

In Like Flint 1967 Movie. Derek Flint (James Coburn) pulls a Slide Rule (in the form of a measuring tape) out of his multi-function watch. He's calculating the heartbeat rate of Russian astronauts. He determines they are females.

William S. Roe of the 66th Engineer Topographic Company (Japan) Using a Slide Rule. Bill Roe later helped to found the National Association of Rocketry (NAR#13).

Bob Barley (Left) and John Roe (w/Pith Helmet) members of 1959 NAR Peak City Section, Reduces Altitude Data With Slide Rule

Circular Slide Rule used by navigator in 1990 Movie Hunt For red October starring Sean Connery.
Row #079
Calculating with slide rule inside u.s. weather service van. Personnel run checks on weather from information received from thermasondes released 45 minutes before release of tetroons. Los Angeles Reactive Pollutant Program (LARPP, Sep 1973),

Sir Frederick Handley Page (1885-1962). In 1909 he turned his shed in Gloustershire, England into Great Britian's first publicly traded aircraft company, Handley Page, Ltd which prospered into the jet age.

Slide Rule shown on witness stand, Dragnet TV Show (1967-1970) Contributed By Craig Kielhofer (ISRG Yahoo Group)

Teacher with Pickett Slide Rule, Contributed By Craig Kielhofer (ISRG Yahoo Group)

Marie Smith, lab technician at Billings Hospital in Chicago (1942-44) using a K&E 4053-5 20 inch long slide rule. Contributed by her daughter Linda Jacobson, Forest City, IA

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Clay Castleberry (1947) at Oregon State College (now OSU), Corvallis, OR. Clay is now retired and a SR collector, Fellow of the Oughtred Society and contributor to the ISRM.

Slide rules in action (footage circa 1960) seen on TV during the 2010 program Modern Marvels Episode:"The Grid" about the development of the United States power grid.

Slide rules in action (footage circa 1960) seen on TV during the 2010 program Modern Marvels Episode:"The Grid" about the development of the United States power grid.

Slide rules in action (footage circa 1960) on TV during the 2010 program Modern Marvels Episode:"The Grid" about the development of the United States power grid.

Gemini XII Mission Image - Major Aldrin (1966). Photograph of Major Edwin E. Aldrin with pipe in mouth and a slide rule floating near by inside spacecraft taken during the Gemini XII mission. Original magazine number was GEM12-11-62984.
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Rick Gold was 15 years old when he took this self-portrait with a Yashica 35mm camera on Tri-x FILM to document his Westinghouse Science Talent Search project in 1961. Far Rockaway, NY , USA

Slide Rule shown in the movie Titanic 1997. The ship's designer comtemplates the design.

Senior Sergeant Mikhail Kalashnikov (Kalasnyikov) the inventor of the automatic rifle named after him and designed in 1947. More about Kalishnikove

Senior Sergeant Mikhail Kalashnikov (Kalasnyikov) working on the AK-47 assault rifle's design at a drafting board. His slide rule rests on the tray. Kalishnikov is the inventor of the automatic rifle named after him and designed in 1947. He turned 90 in 2009. More about Kalishnikove

NASA Ames. Historical Recruiting poster (c1950) of Cleve E Voss holding model of B-47, Douglas D-558-2, 6x6ft w.t. & slide rule NOTE: Poster recovered from Voss's wife and copied from the (bedroom) door to which it had been adhered. (July 19, 1996 photo copy)
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Movie Sky Captain World Of Tomorrow (2004), Engineer Dex (Giovanni Ribisi) with Navigation Slide Rule (E6-B).

Slide Rule Cake in celebration of the Oughtred Society's 20th Anniversery. Presented by Debbie Douglas of the MIT Museum.The IM2011 attendees gather around the cake.

The Dish Movie (2000) Slide Rule Images. Starring Sam Neil, Kevin Harrington.

Rocketship X-M Movie (1950) Slide Rule Images.

Nestler Cylindrical Slide Rules Used By Merchants in Germany (c1930)
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Dr. Robert B. Abernethy, known worldwide for his expertise in jet engine performance, measurement uncertainty analysis and Weibull analysis is shown doing a Wiebull analysis using a sliderule (1963). Dr. Bob holds the patent on a feature of the J58 Pratt & Whitney J-58 engine that powers the world's fastest aircraft, the SR-71 Blackbird.

The women of the Computer Department at NACA High-Speed Flight Research Station are shown busy with test flight calculations. Shown in this photograph, in the back of the room, is Dorothy Clift Hughes using a slide rule to complete data calculations.

Lockheed Aircraft - Flight Deck Of Constellation, Flight Engineer With Slide Rule.

Golden Gate Bridge aired on PBS's American Experience in 2004 showing a 20" slide rule and a Cylindrical Thacher.

Sievers, Wolfgang, 1913-2007. Engineer with slide rule at Kelly and Lewis engineering works, Springvale, Victoria, 1949
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Ruxton Advertising Flyer page2 Architec Using Slide Rule Pencil

1902 Georgia Tech Indicating Textile Engine.Students Work With Slide Rule And Planimeter.

Miss Industrial Engineer 1958. Sponsored by American Institute of Industrial Engineers week.

Miss Industrial Engineer 1958. Sponsored by American Institute of Industrial Engineers week.

Oklahoma University Engneering Queen Candidates pose with teaching slide rule. (c1930)
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MIT's Debora Douglas with the K&E donation to the University Museum. See more at: MIT Techtalk Nesletter (674 KB PDF)

Dale Reed (right) and Ken Iliff, using a slide rule, pictured with the Langley lenticular lifting body and theM2-F2 models on the table. (E 15468) NASA.

Author Griff Borgeson slide rules out some test figures. (Car and Driver Magazine).

Actor David Niven in Scene With Slide Rule

Phillip Rodley, of Upper Hutt, New Zealand using Binoculars to calculate with a Dring & Fage Four Foot Gauging Rule. Phil donated this slide rulefrom the 1800's to ISRM.
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Harold David Rueb (1939-2009) personal slide rule display 2009

K&E slide rule Archive Donated To M.I.T. Museum.

Slide Rule Display - Bay Model Visitors Center, Sausalito, California

Assembler in the Addiator Factory in Germany (preWWII) (Addiator-Besuch-2-Lackierarbeiten-Innenwerk)

IBM Engineer William Dersch. Alumni of Brigham Young Academy
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News Release on a "Navigation Computer" in Modern Mechanix, Aug 1937.

Russian Crew Of AN-72 Passenger Aircraft Using Slide Rule For Navigation, accompanied by an Ipod using a GPS application. 2011 from englishrussia.com (No comment on why they don't trust their instruments).

Scenes from the 2008 Movie Peggy Sue Got Married with Kathleen Turner (as Peggy Sue) showing a slide rule used by Barry Miller (as Richard Norvick). Larger Image

Starbucks And A Slide Rule (Pickett Demonstration Slide Rule).

New Scientist Jan 27 and Dec 1, 1983. Slide Rules OK In Mozambique. An inititive to send thousands of forgotten slide rules to technical students in South Africa.
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Corps Students Using Navigation Circular Slide Rules (1964). Texas A&M, Cushing Memorial Library Archives

Slide Rule Contest Winner (1947). Texas A&M, Cushing Memorial Library Archives.

Slide Rule Contest Winner (1947). Texas A&M, Cushing Memorial Library Archives.

Slide Rule Contest Winner (1948). Texas A&M, Cushing Memorial Library Archives.

African-American Students Using Slide Rules (1950).Prarie View, TX. Texas A&M, Cushing Memorial Library Archives.
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Students Use Slide Rule (1941). Instructor Emerson L. Grindall demonstrates a computation to a section of a class. Michigan State University Archives And Historical Collections.

Drafting Student With Slide Rule (1947). Texas A&M,Cushing Memorial Library Archives.

Trig With Slide Rule. Avenal, CA (1947) Courtesy Of Mongrel Heart (Alias) On Flickr

Kris Ekerherd Studying With Slide Rule.Shy Anne And Sue (Cats). Alfred University (1961) Photo By George Lane

Comptometer being keyed (1914). The comptometer was the first commercially successful key-driven mechanical calculator (addition or subtraction), patented in the USA by Dorr E. Felt in 1887.

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Dr. Eugen Sänger confers with mathematician and future wife Irene Bredt in their WWII research lab in Trauen in the development of the Sänger Amerika Bomber

Yokagawa-Hewlett-Packard 4260a Design Team (1966). Shows slide rule case on table as they view the Universal Bridge, electronic test equipment, they designed as a joint venture.

Samuel T. Cohen - Inventor Of The Neutron (Fusion) Bomb with Slide Rule And Vatican Peace Medal. Sam Cohen holds up a Vatican Peace (for War) Medal for inventing the neutron bomb (for Peace), given to him by Pope John Paul I. He designed the neutron bomb with just pencil, paper and a slide rule. (Photo: San Jose Mercury News)

Design Team SS Uganda (c1952) James Wilson, Walter Macleay, and John Hamilton

West Point graduate John T. Reed states: "Here is a photo of me taken in my cadet room in the winter of 1966 when I was a junior... In my right hand is my slide rule. Its tan leather case is on my desk."
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United Airlines Mechanics, mid-60s.

Joe Miner, long time Mascot of the Missouri University Of Science And Technology (was Univ of Missouri-Rolla).

Joe Miner, long time Mascot of the Missouri University Of Science And Technology (was Univ of Missouri-Rolla). Note that the slide rule prop in these photos has a linear scale, not logarithmic like it should be.

Pipe Smoking Student With Slide Rule. Based on the sleeve the maker is probably a K&E.

French Engineer With Gunters Scale and Sector. Source: Gallica.bnf.fr
Row #092
Janis Lyn Joplin (1943-1970), famous rock singer, shown with a slide rule. She was a member of the Slide Rule Club when a Junior at Thomas Jefferson High School in 1959, Port Aurthur, TX. From the 1959 TJHS Yearbook

Slide Rule Club at Thomas Jefferson High School, Port Aurthur, TX. 1959 TJHS Yearbook, page 182, showing Janis Lyn Joplin (1943-1970) holding a slide rule.

Janis Lyn Joplin (1943-1970), famous rock singer, as a member of the Slide Rule Club when a Junior at Thomas Jefferson High School in 1959, Port Aurthur, TX. From the 1959 TJHS Yearbook

Circular Slide Rule In The 2005 Movie World's Fastest Indian starring Anthony Hopkins. Based on the life story of New Zealander Burt Munro, who spent years building a 1920 Indian motorcycle - a bike which helped him set the land-speed world record at the Bonneville Salt Flats.

Slide Rule Sisters - Cincinnati Post (c1949) GE Engineers Pat Leary & Eleanor Sample. Patricia joined GE as an engineering assistant in 1949. At the time, there were just 4,000 female engineers in the entire country, and no more than a handful at GE's aviation unit in Massachusetts. She started in a calculating pool, crunching J79 engine test data with a slide rule.
Row #093
Ruxton Multi-Vider Ad Popular Mechanics 1929

Ruxton Multi-Vider Ad Popular Science 1929

Richard Bemis, a Northrop engineer, holds an enormous circular rule that he had designed in 1952 for aerodynamic calculations.

Nevil Shute portrait with slide rule (bottom edge of frame) that he used as an engineer. See more at the Nevil Shute Norway virtual museum.

TV Screenshots from episodes of Moon Machines - Saturn V. SciFi Channel 2013 with Saturn V Drawing. two different slide rules were displayed, (appears to b a Pickett 1010 Duplex and a Hemmi/Post simplex)
Row #094
B&C Engineering. Bill Raire (cntr) and Bill Willis (right). Boller & Chivens was a design/manufacturing company in the 60's & 70's that built telescopes and other high tech (at the time) instruments for NASA and academia. A pocket Pickett is near Willis' elbow.

Walt Casson (center), recently discovered this photo from 1950 or 1951 taken at Gulf High School, New Port Richey, Florida. He and Bobby McAlpine (left), and Vic Schuck (right), are holding a demonstration slide rule. which was made by Gulf students in Mr. Marchman's trig class. It was found during renovations at the old Elfers school.

Kathleen Lynch, Bridge Engineer with Slide Rule, caWWII

An identification badge and a slide rule that belonged to Manhattan Project scientist Glenn Seaborg is part of the Paul Frame collection of atomic memorbilia. Seaborg developed the chemical process to extract plutonium from uranium and won the 1951 Nobel Prize in chemistry.

IBM Engineer William Dersch, Portrait With Slide Rule. Brigham Young University High School
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Slide Rule and Cat at the Queens University Heating Plant. Photo By Ted Flander, 1959

Manhattan Project Physicist Enrico Fermi and wife Laura, looking at slide rule.

Surplus slide rules (Charles W. James Photo), The Philadelphia Inquirer - Sunday Nov 28, 1976 (Courtesy of Doug Harland)

Pictures from a July 2017 scientific documentary on German televison on dark energy and dark matter in the universe. The documentary "Das Geheimnis der dunklen Energie" (The secret of dark energy) (Courtesy of Detlef Zerfowski, UKSRC SS57) ,

Charlie and Lola in "Inventing Something Useful", CBeebies TV show in the UK. April 2017 (UKSRC SkidStick#57
Row #096
Wheat Ridge High School, Colorado. 1968 Yearbook Math Club. Contributed by Don and Cindy McCoy, Silverthorn, Colorado.

Russian Aviation Engineers With Slide Rules WWII - Clash Of Wings 3of13 at 5min 47sec

British Aviation Engineers With 20in Slide Rule WWII - Clash Of Wings 9of13 at 5min10sec

Screenshot BBC Program. Circular Slide Rule shown on right hand side of the Desk

Screenshot BBC Program. Linear Slide Rule shown on the Desk
Row #097
Ed G. Millis, At Texas Instruments with Slide Rule on desk. c1968

Jerry Merryman, the Texas Instruments engineer who designed the logic for the first pocket calculator, sits with his slide rule and a couple of awards.

Marco Polo movie on Netflix 2014 shows Tax Collector with Abacus

Camp Century - City Under The Ice. 1964 Documentery, declassified. The Secret Nuclear City In The Arctic built in Greenland. Seen on YouTube. Submitted by Paul Holdsworth.

Murdoch Mysteries" Season 9 Episode5, 2008 TV Show showing a Slide Rule Courtesy of Paul Holdsworth
Row #098
Hidden Figures Movie showing the head of NASA development (Kevin Costner)with a demonstration Slide Rule in his office, and on a nearby desk.

Slide rules on desk of Katherine G. Johnson (Taraji P. Henson) in the movie "Hidden Figures.

Slide rule on the right of Mary Jackson (played by Janelle Monáe) in a scene in the movie "Hidden Figures", the untold story of Katherine G. Johnson (Taraji P. Henson), Dorothy Vaughan (Octavia Spencer) and Mary Jackson - brilliant African-American women working at NASA, who served as the computers/brains behind one of the greatest operations in history: the launch of astronaut John Glenn into orbit.

Constance Babington Smith With Slide Rule from Women of Intelligence Ms. Smith was credited with finding the Nazi V2 Rocket site in photos, that lead to the end of WWII in Germany.

Chinese Film Showing Madam Using Abacus.
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"Bud Abbot And Lou Costello Go To Mars", 1953 Movie showing Slide Rules Courtesy of Paul Holdsworth

"The Cosmic Man"1959 Movie showing Slide Rules Courtesy of Paul Holdsworth

"When Worlds Collide" 1951 Movie showing Slide Rules Courtesy of Paul Holdsworth

ESC Delay Lines Ad (detail). 'Ken' Holding Slide Rule - Electronic Industries Magazine Oct1957

Bell Labs Record, 09-1925, pg9. Otto Muller, C.E.Lane, G.R.Lum inspect artificial laranyx.

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Article concerning Slide Rule Demise, The Philadelphia Inquirer - Sunday Nov 28, 1976 (Courtesy of Doug Harland)

Surplus slide rules (Charles W. James Photo), The Philadelphia Inquirer - Sunday Nov 28, 1976 (Courtesy of Doug Harland)

Oscilloscopes and Engineer With Slide Rule Skidstick59

Magnavox AD - Electronics Magazine, June 1960 Photo detail

Stavid Engineering Employment Ad Detail - Electronics Magazine January, 1958 pg162
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Wernher von Braun and a Disney Specialist With Slide Rule discuss the Ionic SpaceShip concept, a fleet of which is suppossed to fly to Mars to colonize the planet. - Electronics Illustrated, May 1958

William A.Howard, NBC Engineering Development. - RCA-Engineer, September 1973

"Two Tons Or A Pennyweight" - E.A.Mechler, G.Russel, DR.M.F.Weiss, E.J.O'Donnell - Electormagnetic Research laboratory. - RCA-Engineer, November 1962

RCA Lunar Trajectory Analysis engineers: Spencer Spaulding, Bernard P. Miller, Edwin Walthall RCA-Engineer, March 1960

"Toughedness And Tomorrow" partial article by G.W.Crawford, RCA-Engineer, January 1958
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RCA System Engineers: Stanley Kolodkin, Jim W. Lee, George V. Kern, Edwin J. Hodgkins. RCA-Engineer January 1958

"Advanced Communication Problems" by Dr.A.H. Benner. RCA-Engineer November 1959

C. Frank Wheatley, RCA Application Engineer. RCA-Engineer, February 1957

RCA Airborne Systems Laboratory Meeting with analysts: Ms. Maurice Hellman, Harris Safran, Homer Eckhardt and Edward Wallner. RCA-Engineer, February 1957

Dr.D.A.Jenny of the RCA Electronics Research Laboratory involved in transistor fabrication. RCA-Engineer December 1955
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Engineer With Pocket Slide Rule. Westimghouse Engineer, January 1955

Westinghouse Engineer, January 1946

Westinghouse Engineer.January 1947

"Stories of Research" featuring Dr. W.C. Johnston. Westinghouse Engineer, July1 1947

"Stories of Research" featuring Dr. W.C. Johnston. Westinghouse Engineer, July1 1947 Detail
Row #104
Westinghouse Engineer C.R. Hanna, Designer of the Exponential Horn. Popular-Radio,Aug1927
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Radio Coil Designer With Slide Rule. by Emil Reisman. Popular-Radio, May 1928
Full Page

H.A. McIlvaine, EE Photo With Slide Rule. Popular-Radio, Nov1927 pg342

K&E Factory Personel: Gil Hebberd, Joe Soper, and Gordon Card, at K&E Salisbury Plant inspecting the "Analon" slide Rule. Photo by By Joesep L. Soper

K&E Slide Rule Factory and Manufacturing. From 1906 K&E Catalog_pg319
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"Converting Frequency Into Wavelength". Popular-Radio, Oct1926
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"Laboratory Measurement..." Shows K&E Slide Rule with Magnifying lens. Popular-Radio, January 1926

"Radio Slide Rule" Measurement Charts. Popular-Radio, February 1926

CREI "Which will you choose, Slide Rule Or Screwdriver?" FM Magazine, July 1945

CREI Ad "Can You Measure Up?" FM magazine, September 1945
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Engineer With Slide Rule - International Telephone and Telegraph (ITT) Electrical Communications (Company Newsletter) Vol-29, April 1952

Navy Radio School Shows Sailor with Giant Demonstration Slide Rule. - Radio News, October 1945

Engineering Students in Turkey, With Slide Rules.- Getty Images September 1957

Architect With Slide Rule - GettyImages, January 1930

Bankers Computing Currency Fluctuations and Conversions, Manhattan, NY. Getty Images, May 1933.. On the table is a cylindrical Swiss slide rule equivalent to 20 meters in length.
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Traffic slide rule (determines speed of auto from skids), 16 June 1952. Lieutenant Lou Fuller;Department Chief Bernard Caldwell;Sergeant D.C McCauley;Chief W.M Parker.California; USA.

Traffic slide rule (determines speed of auto from skids), 16 June 1952. Lieutenant Lou Fuller;Department Chief Bernard Caldwell;Sergeant D.C McCauley;Chief W.M Parker.California; USA.

Lab Technician With Slide Rule, Edgar Allen's Steel Foundry Sheffield, South Yorkshire, UK 1964 Getty Images

OfficeScene With Slide Rule on Desk, Edgar Allen's Steel Foundry Sheffield, South Yorkshire, UK 1964 Getty Images

Slide Rule On Drafting Table. Edgar Allens Steel Foundry. Sheffield, South Yorkshire UK. 1964 Getty Images

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Radio Controlled Mobile Slide Rule followed by Chase Car. University of Southern California Engineering School, Open House, April 1952. Los Angeles Examiner, Getty Images

Radio Controlled Mobile Slide Rule. Controlled by Walkie-Talkie. University of Southern California Engineering School Open House, April 1952. Los Angeles Examiner, Getty Images

Visitors check out the control room next to where Italian physicist Enrico Fermi worked out calculations on a slide rule at the B Reactor at Hanford in Richland, Washington. The National Park Service is considering whether to place it on the list of National Historic Landmarks. (Photo by Paul T. Erickson)

With T-square, a slide rule and her daughter Jody, Mickey Gates Maker, lays Out pages for the Alpha Gamma Delta Quarterly. Denver Post, April 1965

Man Uses 20inch Slide Rule For Stellar Navigation. c1955 - Getty Images
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US Military Academy Math Class. Cadets Holding Slide Rule. 1941 Life Magazine

Man Holding Lawrence Slide Rule. Getty Images

A man with a slide rule sits at a table, staring at a buttermilk biscuit or scone on a plate.circa 1940: (Photo by Victor Keppler/George Eastman Museum/Getty Images)

Winning Guesser Receives 22-inch slide rule as a prize. Charles O. Vogt, left, presents prize to John A. Krimmel. Denver Post, Getty Images. What was he guessing?

Bentograph Circular Slide Rule, A Device For Reading A Persons Character Traits. Getty Images, January 1925. MonteBell and Miss marion Davies. Result: Full forehead; benevolent, creative, learned and happiest when in company of the intellectual. Nose; pretentious, ambitious, sensitive, aims high and demands social and artistic recognition; etc.
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Students Study Physics Clark College, Atlanta.Welch Demonstration Slide Rule On Blackboard. c1950 GettyImages

Sir Joseph J Thomson (1856-1940), English physist..United Kingdom, January 1915: Thomson showed that cathode rays were particles with a negative charge and much smaller than an atom. These particles were later renamed electrons. Received Nobel Prize in 1906.

Japanese Students Using Abacus (Soroban) 1920.Getty Image.

Mathematicss Lorrain Sherman Hulbert Physical laboratory, Johns Hopkins Baltimore, Maryland 1915. Student on left front row holds what appears to be a slide rule

West Point Student, Arnold Galiffa, Working a Math Problem With a Slide Rule 1949. Getty Images
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MIT Students Taking Calculus Exam. 1956.Getty Images

Slice Of MIT - "Bringing 1916 to 2016: Slide Rules" Video. Deborah Douglas, MIT Museum Curator,13May2016 Bringing 1916 to 2016: Slide Rules [VIDEO]

Slice Of MIT - "Bringing 1916 to 2016: Slide Rules" Video. MIT Students circa1960, 13May2016 Bringing 1916 to 2016: Slide Rules [VIDEO]

Slice Of MIT - "Bringing 1916 to 2016: Slide Rules" Video. MIT Students circa1960, 13May2016 Bringing 1916 to 2016: Slide Rules [VIDEO]

MIT Tech Talk June 1977.Beaver Mascot at 25th reunion, holds Slide Rule
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Number-crunching in the 1960s - Large_abacus

Slide Rule Presented To Amarillo Student - National Engineers Week - Amarillo-Globe-Times, 25 Feb 1960

El Almedee Mannheim 1864-1901

Photo From "Practical Sound Engineering" article - Radio News, May 1951

Samuel Pepys - (1633 - 1703 ) In his diary, he claimed that he was a pioneer in the use of the slide rule based on a logarithmic scale and was no doubt the first to apply the name "slide rule" to the invention.
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Interior view of pilot and navigator compartments on Navy patrol bomber. Signal Corps Photo. RCA-The-First-25-Years 1944

H.S. Cooke.Inventor of Machlette-Cathode-Press. 1955 Memorial Issue

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Contribution from sources

In the iSRM curators quest of ephemera, he would like to acknowledge the many on-line sources that these images are mined from. Many individual contributors are noted by their spefic images.
  • Peter Hopp, UKSRC - Skidstick publication, People with slide rules
  • Life Magazine
  • American Radio history
  • High School and College Yearbooks
  • Oughtred Society members - Journal of the Oughtred Society
  • RCA-Engineer - internal company magazine
  • Westinghouse Engineer - internal company magazine
  • Radio Electronics magazine
  • Radio Craft Magazine
  • Communications Magazine
  • Electronics Illustrated Magazine
  • Electrical Expirementer Magazine

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