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Five inch rules Easy to carry but less accurate than the more common 10 inch rules. |
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Maker | Model | Notes | Origin | |
Blundell (BRL) | Type P8 | A rule made of bakelite. | ||
Blundell | BRL-P15 | Publicity for Westinghouse | ||
Blundell | S150-20 | A simple basic rule. | ||
Unique | Log-log | A 5" version of their popular model | ||
Unique | Dualistic high-speed | Has shifted scales and a 10" scale on a 5" rule. | Full instructions. | |
Unique | Universal I | An unusual complement of log-log scales | ||
Thornton/PIC | VP124-PC5 | Has Thornton's patented trig and log-log scales. | Full instructions. | |
Hardmuth | Classic I | A very ordinary rule. | ||
Marc | None given | An intriguing rule and difficult to place. | ||
Graphoplex | Electro | A well presented electrical rule. | ||
Nestler | 0123 | Publicity for Klaus | ||
Faber Castell | 62/83N | The smaller version of the famous 2/83N | Original instructions. | |
Faber Castell | 67/38 Tachymeter 400 g | A rule aimed at surveyors. | Instructions for vernier scale. Description of gauge mark for distance to horizon and of use of "grad" for angular measure. | |
Faber Castell | Rietz | Publicity with no indication of maker | ||
Faber Castell | Verlag Chemie | A chemist's slide rule. | Original instructions for special scales. | |
Faber Castell | 279 | An electrical rule | ||
Aristo | 867U | A "Darmstadt" rule with log-log scales | ||
Un-named | None given | Publicity for Fischer Bearings | ||
Pickett | N200 - T | A small elegant rule | ||
Pickett | N300-ES | One of a pair with a matching 10" rule | ||
Pickett | N4p-T | One of Pickett's most complex rules | ||
Pickett | N600 - ES | A very compact log-log rule | ||
Pickett | N606-ES | Has conversions on the back. | ||
Keuffel and Esser | 4161-1 | A fairly basic rule | ||
Keuffel and Esser | 4181-1 | A smaller version of the popular 4181-3 | ||
Hemmi | 074 | Made in occupied Japan | ||
Jakar | 523A | Still for sale in 2000 | ||
Tamaya | No model given | Has a Hemmi patent | ||
UTO | 601 | A very clear basic rule | ||
Budapest | Gamma, 1252 | A fairly compact Hungarian rule | ||
Nestler | No. 11 | A German rule made for use in Russia |
Notes:
Original instructions: scanned version of maker's original instructions
Full instructions: complete instructions based on book or similar.
Instructions: instructions based on my own research.
For some rules instructions are given for special scales only.