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    Re: recommendation for slide rule ?
    From: Gary LaPook
    Date: 2009 May 20, 16:05 -0700
    I like the K&E better than the Pickett because the S scale is adjacent to the D scale and the markings are more legible. Compare the yellow Pickett with the white K&E and also see my previous post.


    Greg Rudzinski wrote:
         You have succeeded in getting me interested in slide rules. I
    have never owned or used one but after some internet research I see
    that they have been to the moon and back. Now I will have to get one!
    So far I am leaning toward the purchase of a Pickett N3-ES which is of
    aluminum construction. The slide rule could very well be the pinnacle
    of low tech achievement. Right there with the mechanical chronometer.
    On May 17, 6:21 pm, glap...@PACBELL.NET wrote:
    I like the K&E 4080 because the trig scales are marked in degrees and
    minutes so use the same units as other methods of celnav. The 4081 is
    almost identical except the scales are marked in degrees and tenths of
    degrees. Take your pick.
    PS. they are things of beauty.
    On May 16, 10:16 am, corallina <corall...@gmail.com> wrote:
    Awhile back some pdf files were posted containing a bygrave
    type computer.  I believe it was the original poster did a
    comparison using his keuffel and esser 4080 slide rule against
    the bygrave and perhaps a calculator.
    Now I am interested in trying a slide rule.  It would seem that
    ebay has the most to offer and I have checked prices for
    the one mentioned above.   At this time I am only interested in
    using the slide rule for sight reduction.
    Being rather ignorant of slide rules I would appreciate if there are
    other models that the list would recommend giving me a few
    more options before purchase.
    Thank you.

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