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    Re: Celestial Navigation in the Movies
    From: Alan S
    Date: 2022 Jun 21, 14:34 -0700

    Frank:

    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.

    Alan

    and circular

       
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