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The 2015 Annual Slide Rule Universe Food Bank Auction
Now CLOSED!
Thanks for your bids!

As always, 100% of all bids goes directly to our local food banks, and they are projecting bigger needs than last year.

Please Email Walter if you are a winner to settle once the auction closes, many thanks!

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Robby the Robot, our stalwart Mascot... The Auction Closed Friday, November 27th (walter's Birthday!), at 9PM (PST)!
The highest bids indicated below are the winners!

Every year, we hold auctions for the local food banks and Salvation Army kitchens. We hope you can find something below you will enjoy, and help us raise the funds they need.
By popular demand, we also have DONATION ONLY bids this year. So, if you just want to send some money to the cause but don't need any slide rules, we have a clickable fix for you.

Robby likes FOO!

So, where are we so far with Bids + Donations?
This Auction:
$907.00


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Lightning Calculator


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Germany
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An amazing bit of engineering from the Lightning Adding Machine Co. Inc. This manual machine can add/subtract up to $99,999.99 simply by rotating the digit discs in the right direction with a pen or pencil tip. Has a nice looking bakelite base that angles the calculating face towards the user. Looks and works great, a perfect desk accessory for the math guy who has everything, and wants a true power fail back-up.
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$50


Lightning Calculator
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Faber Castell 67/54Rb Addiator Pocket Rule


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Germany
FC LogoA wonderful design from Faber Castell, mating a pocket addiator (adder/subtractor) with a powerful Pocket Darmstadt rule to give full manual computing capability! This set includes the zippered, logo-embossed green leather case and green/brass addiator stylus and a 13 scale/2 ruler slide rule. The scales are self documenting, and are cm/ L, K, A, [ B, CI, C ] D, P, S, T \inch and [LL1, LL2, LL3] on the slide reverse, with a 6 digit addiator on the back side. This rule has both rulers, the P pythagorean scale, log log and trig scales, and a 5 line cursor. These sets are very uncommon,, and this one is simply excellent in every way. I believe we have a factory manual for it that includes the addiator instructions, which I will try and track down before shipment, and include, or at least a copy.
High Bid:
$105
John Stevenson


Faber Castell 67/54Rb Addiator Rule
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Faber Castell 4/87 Rietz 20 inch Rule


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Germany
FC 4/87
FC LogoA classic German Rietz design from Faber Castell, with expanded 3 line cursor, edge cm and inch rulers, scale over-range extensions, and rear data table. scale names are unmarked, but are K, A, [ B, CI, C ] D, L and [sin, sin/tg, tg] on the slide reverse. The hardboard green 2 part case is worn, and has tape on the end caps, the rule is excellent, but does not lie perfectly flat, so is a bit stiff to work. The body needs to be twisted a bit under pressure to restore the flatness. A beautiful display piece (extends to almost 40 inches), we will include 2 free display stands with it.
High Bid:
$80
Larry Stewart


Faber Castell 4/87 Rietz Rule
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POST
Post 1444K Retail Pocket Rule Pack


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Made In Japen
POSTA mint condition POST 5 inch pocket rule set with leather clip case, manual and warranty card. This is the popular bamboo construction with engraved face design from Hemmi in Japan. 9 scale design A, B, C, CI, D, K (SLT on reverse), makes an amazing gift for somebody interested in slide rules.
Starting Bid:
$40


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Hemmi P253 Vectorlog Rule

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Hemmi Hemmi

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Hemmi 257
Hemmi P253 Vectorlog Rule
P253 Vectorlog Rule, factory manual and clear top display box, One of the hardest to find Hemmi rules, this is a powerful log log plastic body rule with inverse trig scales and unique offset CF/DF scales. This is a very late production rule, rarely seen. Very few of these sets turn up, and certainly the condition of this rule is excellent (there is a small crack in the plastic case top by one hinge), so if you are a true Hemmi fan, here's your chance to get a rare rule.

Scales: (Front) LL3, LL2, DF [CF, CIF, CI, C] D, L, LL1
Scales: (Back) Ch. K, A, [B, TI2, TI1, SI] D, DI

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High Bid:
$85
Ray Nasir

$75
Marion Moon


Hemmi P253 Vectorlog Rule
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Vickers .303 MK I Machine Gun Slide Rule


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Made in UK
Vickers MK I  .303 MG Slide Rule
I know, this is clearly the oddest slide rule you have ever seen, and it has a calibrated string! Appears to be all stainless steel construction, except for the string. Marked for Mark VII ammunition. An amazing bit of wartime engineering, very rarely seen, this is only the second one in over 15 years I have encountered. This may be from the Vickers Australia plant, as it says (AUST) in brackets on the back after the Vickers name. The way things are going in the world, you just might need this.
High Bid:
$50
Ray Nasir


Vickers .303 MK I Machine Gun Rule
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Electronic Slide Rules!

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Made in USA
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Yes, an assortment of 4 great Electronic Specific Slide Rules & Charts!
10/12" down to 4" Circular and Straight Electronic Design Rules
Here is a fantastic and rarely seen grouping, ALL NEW! A Sama and Etani 200EE electronics data center with reactance nomograph, a boxed, complete Pickett N515-T Electronics rule set, and a rare Morotola Zener Diode Slide Chart, complete with instructions and sleeve. PLUS, I will throw in a fourth Tektronix digital scope rule. These tools are incredibly useful if you work in electronics, and the N515-T has the leather case and belt loop. We get asked all the time for electronics rules. Here's a chance to get some of the most useful rules ever made in one package!
High Bid:

$100
Sean Kelley

Electronics Rules Set
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3 Rare US Circulars!

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Some Amazing Circulars!
12" to 4" Circular rules, all for very specific tasks.
The giant 12 inch M1 provides detailed and high resolution right triangle trig solutions (white and clear plastic). The Sonney Orifice computer appears to be a handmade plastic and paper flow computer made in 1952. The Dietzgen Fraction of an Inch Adding Machine is ideal for adding and subtracting fractional inch values (construction, etc.) down to 64ths of an inch. Aluminum construction. The M1 is slightly warped, and can probably be flattened with some heat and pressure if the cursors are removed. These are great additions to any circular slide rule collection.
Starting Bid:

$50

3 US Circulars
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Hemmi 257 Chemical Rule

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Hemmi 257
Hemmi 257 Chemical Rule
257 Chemical Rule and 2-Part Box Case, One of the hardest to find Hemmi rules, this is a powerful log log duplex bamboo-body rule with direct chemical calculations on one face. This older set has the Hemmi 2-part box case. Very few of these sets turn up, and certainly the condition of this rule is excellent, so if you are a true Hemmi fan, here's your chance to get a real treasure. We have the 257 Manual HERE. Plus, I found the original factory paper manual, which we will include with the rule.

Scales: (Front) L, A, DF [CF, CIF, CI, C] D, LL3, LL2, LL1
Scales: (Back) Ch. A-M, N-Z, M1 [M2, ºF, ºC, ºK, F(t)] Kg/cm2, mm Hg, In. Hg Vac., tw

See HEMMI Hemmi data CLICK HERE.
High Bid:
$100
Malcolm Field


Hemmi 257 Chemical Rule
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Staedtler
Staedtler-Mars
NORIS 944-02

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Japan

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12"/10" Log Log Slide Rule
A beautiful mint condition Staedtler-Mars rule with pale blue slide and engraved and filled scales. Rear has inch and mm/cm rulers. Self-documenting scales on the right side. Comes with a clear plastic sleeve, you can add one of our SRC new padded cases for $35 with the winning bid. Steadtler-Mars is a German slide rule maker, but the rule is actually made in Japan

(14 Scales, 4 Cursor Lines, 2 Rulers)
Front - L, K, A, [ B, CI, C, ] D, S, ST, T
Back - mm/cm ruler, [ S, LL1, LL2, LL3 ] inch ruler
High Bid:
$30
Mich Poulin

SM NORIS 944-02
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2 Ea.
New Pickett Spare
No. 36 Cursor Windows



PICKETT

Made in USA
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2 New Pickett Spare No. 36 Cursor Windows
This lot includes 2 ea. factory bagged No. 36 full sized cursor windows (late production, thick semi-magnifying lens) to fit the that broken N3, N4 or N16 rule. Get a nice package of tough to find stuff all in one neat auction. These can ship for only $6 to north america in a padded first class bag, so a great deal all around.
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High Bid:
$31
Gary Billings

$25
Larry Stewart


Pickett Spare No. 36 Cursor Windows
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K&E
K+E
Final Deci-Lon 5
(68-1130)

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Final Version, Very Unusual!
The most requested K+E Rule!

6"/5" Pocket Slide Rule
K+E's famous Deci-lon 5 duplex rule (also known as the 68-1130), in the hard to find pocket format with an orange sewn-leather clip case. This version is in the final format, with NO end finger lines, a very uncommon version, one of only two I have ever seen. The rule and case are in excellent condition. This is K+E's late production flagship pocket rule, with unbreakable cursor, Ivorite body and adjustable frame. Has 8 log log scale, a split square root scale, DI and folded scales. Serial number is 044986.

An outstanding and powerful rule, cleverly designed. Here's a chance to get a powerful and unique pocket rule set. The rule has been cleaned and aligned, everything is ready to use.


(26 Scales)
Front - Ln-3, Ln-2, Ln-1, Ln-0, A, [ B, T, SRT, S, C, ] D, DI, K
Back - Sq1, Sq2, DF, [ CF, CIF, L, CI, C, ] D, Ln0, Ln1, Ln2, Ln3
High Bid:
$166
Gary Billings

Final
Deci-lon 5
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Very Cool Rotating Sphere, thanks Vince!
Walt's Mystery Box of Slide Rules
We introduced this mystery box
eleven years ago, this time,
it's a whopping
10 POUNDS of slide rules!

10 POUNDS!
Includes a bit of everything.
Work Bench Piles  Work Bench Piles

10 POUNDS of Full-Sized Rules!

OK, here's 10 POUNDS of rules and cases that were backed up in our overhaul shop, now they can be yours! Great rules for training and first rules, older classic types, a little bit of everything imaginable!

So, Do you feel lucky in a 10 pound sort of way?


We will put 10 POUNDS of straight full-sized rules and cases in the winner's box, the more you bid, the better the rules will be. What could be fairer than that? So be generous with your bids! You won't be disappointed! All will be fully functional, but expect some case and rule names, marks, etc.. So, you just have to ask yourself, do you feel lucky? Why SO MANY RULES you ask? Our overhaul bench is literally covered in rules waiting for work, we just don't have time to get to all of them, so this is your chance to score big time, and for us to make some desperately needed bench space!
10 Pounds! - 10 Pounds!
Work Bench Piles
High Bid:
$100
Martin Slutsky

10 Pound Mystery Box
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Very Cool Rotating Sphere, thanks Vince!
Walt's Mystery Box of Circular Slide Rules
We introduced this circular mystery box
eleven years ago!


Includes big and small circulars.
I have a big pile of circulars with minor flws and that need some clean up, from aviation to pipe flow that were stacked up in our overhaul shop, now they can be yours instead! Every rule had some defect in the rule and or case that made me say, no, I don't think we can offer that for sale on our site, because I only want first class rules there all the time. However, for many collectors, they are a delight even in this state and they can be yours if the bid is right! Some have discolored faces, some have browned cursors, some have scratches, you name it, it's represented here. I will put in at least 6, and if the bid goes high enough, I will toss in more, it's all up to you. Needless to say, we paid big for these, and were suitably miffed when they weren't MINT as described (unless that was actually the flavor), but you can enjoy the benefits. Our overhaul bench is literally covered in rules waiting for work, we just don't have time to get to all of them, so this is your chance to score big time, and for us to make some desperately needed bench space!
At Least 6 Assorted Circulars!
Starting Bid:
$50


Circular Slide Rule Mystery Box
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Direct donation to the Food Bank

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$50, Ted Hume


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