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    Re: Manufacture new Bygraves?
    From: Gary LaPook
    Date: 2009 Jul 09, 04:05 -0700

    Bill wrote:
    
    "Gary LaPook has shown that it is possible to produce the scales, something 
    that works like one and much more."
    
    Although I would like to be able to claim credit for the scales in fact my 
    original scales were my crude modifications to the scales produced by the 
    program written by Zvi Doran. The beautiful scales that I am now using were 
    produced by Dave Walden.
    
    gl
    
    
    
    
    
    engineer{at}clear.net.nz wrote:
    > Brad and others
    >
    > There certainly seems to be some interest.
    >
    > What I had in mind was a small consortium to make a few replicas of the 
    Bygrave position line slide rule. Gary LaPook has shown that it is possible 
    to produce the scales, something that works like one and much more. I was 
    thinking of producing something that looks like an original Bygrave, made 
    from similar or same materials (with the possible exception of the scales). I 
    was not thinking of marketing and manufacturing for profit (much), but rather 
    at cost just for those members who wanted one.
    >
    > Do you think, Brad, you could send me some dimensioned sketches of your 
    genuine Bygrave, off list if you prefer, with notes about what you think the 
    materials might be? A close up picture of part of the scales would be useful 
    too, for those who want to think about making the scales with the same fonts. 
    I could then perhaps put together  a materials list and see what people could 
    do and where. 
    >
    > Bill Morris
    > Pukenui
    > New Zealand
    >
    >
    > >
    >
    >   
    
    
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