A Community Devoted to the Preservation and Practice of Celestial Navigation and Other Methods of Traditional Wayfinding
From: Alan S
Date: 2022 Jun 21, 14:34 -0700
Slide rules have long fascinated me, though back prior to retirement, when employed as a draftsman-designer, we used Smokey's Tables. This was in pre calculator days, the couple of places obtainable with a slide rule weren't sufficient for the calculations pipe fabrication required. One could run a quick check with a slide rule, and if the answer was out in left field somewhere, another look was indicated.
in any case, I have a small collection of slide rules, both stick and circular, the last seemingly never really popular, who knows why. Your occasional comments remain interesting.