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    Re: Manufacture new Bygraves?
    From: Brad Morris
    Date: 2009 Jul 7, 09:14 -0400

    Hi Bill
    Count me IN!
    I am always distressed about wear to my Bygrave and would relish the thought 
    of not harming it (although it doesn't stop me! :-)
    There are two key points to consider.
    1) Length of scales and ability to perform accurate reductions.
    2) Extending the device to account for Bygrave's second patent statement about 
    scales around Zero and Ninety degrees.
    Best Regards
    (the other Morris)
    -----Original Message-----
    From: NavList@fer3.com [mailto:NavList@fer3.com] On Behalf Of engineer@clear.net.nz
    Sent: Friday, July 03, 2009 3:18 AM
    To: NavList@fer3.com
    Subject: [NavList 8922] Re: Manufacture new Bygraves?
    A few years ago, when I and a couple of friends wanted each to own a gear 
    hobbing machine, we cooperated. One made the casting patterns and saw them 
    through the local foundry, another did the heavy machining and I did the 
    small parts like feedscrews and their nuts. It occurs to me that several 
    handy people could combine their skills to produce replica Bygraves slide 
    rules. There will surely be someone who knows where to access tubing in which 
    each size nests snuggly in the next largest size, someone else will know how 
    to produce hard-wearing replica scales, another may be prepared to turn the 
    bobbins at each end and I would volunteer to do small bits of metalwork. The 
    results do not have to make profits, though a little would be nice. Since 
    there seem to be very few surviving Bygraves calculators, one could at least 
    have the satisfaction of owning a replica. The starting point of course would 
    have to be accurate, dimensioned drawings of an original, preferably 
    following the metric system, so the manufacturing consortium would not have 
    to be confined to the USA.
    Any offers/takers?
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