Slide rule for exchange of weights and measures

Made:
1815 in London
maker:
William Cary

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Slide rule by William Cary, 1815, for calculations in exchange of monies weights and measures

Paper on wood slide rule by William Cary for calculating in various weights and measures such as ells, yards, meters, acres, pints etc. Paper on wood slide rules became popular in the early 19th century.

Details

Category:
Mathematics
Object Number:
1932-577
Materials:
mahogany (wood) and paper (fibre product)
type:
slide rules, slide rules (financial, weights & measures) and slide rules, exchange
credit:
Miss Althea M. Wollaston