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    Re: Gunther Rules for Navigation
    From: UNK
    Date: 2017 Apr 19, 19:55 -0700

    Hi Ed
    Please see: http://www.sliderules.info/collection/nonstandard/023-gunter.htm

    The Gunter rule seemed to be in a state of change and was apparently copied by others. I'd guess that each step was claimed to be "improved". The claimed main improvement was that the Gunter scale could be used like a slide rule instead of having to use log tables.
    I had a hard time reading the rule in your photos but the rule in the example above seems to be fairly comprehensive - except for the errors found in the scales. :-(
    They apparently had the necessary nav functions of a modern slide rule plus an hour to degree conversion scale. Many seemed to be two feet long so accuracy possibly could have been somewhat better than a new-ish 10" slide rule.

    I suspect that there were some errors made on a rolling, candlelit, ship.
    Regards, Noell

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