Slide rule for interest calculations

Slide rule for interest calculations (ready reckoners) Slide rule for interest calculations (ready reckoners) Slide rule for interest calculations (ready reckoners) Slide rule for interest calculations (ready reckoners)

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Slide rule, Bate's Interest Scale, published 1st June, 1824 by R.B. Bate, London, 1824; paper scales on wood, two slides, one on each face; size 18 7/8" x 2 7/8" x 3/8"

Paper slide rules became popular in the early 19th century. This example is by Robert Brettell Bate, a well-known maker, and can be used to calculate interest at various rates for various periods for various principals, or lump sums.

Details

Category:
Mathematics
Object Number:
1922-89
Materials:
wax, box (wood), wood (unidentified) and paper (fibre product)
Measurements:
overal (flat): 15 mm x 535 mm x 75 mm, 0.2 kg
type:
ready reckoners
credit:
Lt. James F. Godwin