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Welcome To The Sphere Research Slide Rule Site: The Slide Rule Universe !
Other great places to visit on the web with Slide Rule information
|Sphere Research Corporation|
3394 Sunnyside Rd.
West Kelowna, BC, Canada V1Z 2V4
Phone: +1 (250) 769-1834
FAX:+1 (250) 769-4106
A great source for test equipment, repairs, calibrations, useful metrology information, and of course, SLIDE RULES!
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The Slide Rule Universe reaches everywhere. Some of the most interesting spots in it are shown below. If you figure YOU belong here
E-Mail, and let us know!
Like Slide Rules? Join the Oughtred Society!
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The Oughtred Society's
The Dutch Circle of of Slide Rule Collectors
has their own web site, now viewable
HERE A Multi-lingual site!
Need to have a custom slide rule, slide chart or wheel chart made for you? YES, it can still be done at Datalizer, Just CLICK to see!
Email Judy Studenski at Datalizer for Custom Design Information HERE.
Visit Steve Johnson's Cardboard Calculators, Slide Charts, and Wheel Charts
Just one of many fascinating pages in his Antique Technology Website! Really worth some time to explore! Unlock the hidden power of the lowly slide chart!
Visit Dick Lyon's
'Otis King's Patent Calculator' Pages
Learn about one of the most unusual slide rules.
UPDATED, this is the new home of this site.
CLICK to VISIT Dick Rose's Vintage Instrument site in the US. Those of you that have been looking for Dick's lists of slide rules and other vintage instruments can now find them all on line and searchable here at his new web site.
Mike Konshak's ISRM is dedicated to the students, educators, scientists and engineers of the past and those still present, and to promote the lost art of numeracy by providing resources and slide rules for education and other historic institutions. ISRM, with the support of members of the Oughtred Society in several countries, provides free loans of matching sets of slide rules to educators who wish to introduce their students to the principles of logarithms and to demonstarte how mathematical operations were performed for over 350 years, prior to the introduction of the electronic calculator. ISRM also administers the International Slide Rule Championships and provides free medals, for those teachers who wish to challenge their stuidens by holding a fun math competition using slide rules.
Click on the image to visit Nathan Zeldes' interesting website, everything from fractals and classic computing hardware to slide rules! Visit the History of Computing Exhibition to see some wonderful bits of calculating technology you may have forgotten.
CLICK to visit JFZAZZA Reglas De Calculo WEB
A wonderful site filled with extensive Faber Castell model and manual info in SPANISH!
This is the richest index of downloadable Spanish manuals on the web, a wonderful resource.
Visit Ron Manley's Slide Rule Site HERE in the UK. Some very useful info stored here, including unique price summaries from eBay for all slide rule sales. Worth a visit! This is Ron's NEW site location.
Visit the Astragal Press
Home of all kinds of
and YES, NEW books
about SLIDE RULES!
Check out ERIC MARCOTTE's
Slide Rule website in Canada.
All kinds of useful info
and reference material.
Visit Clark McCoy's K+E Catalog Site
HERE. The on line archive of all things K+E, scanned for your research pleasure. A wealth of hard to find original K+E information stretching back through the last century.
Visit David Davis's slide rule Blog
HERE where he delves into some interesting and largely unknown aspects of K+E's slide rule manufacturing, especially the 'sub-brands' they created for rules. Some interesting stuff, drop by and have a look!
Visit Rod Lovett's Slide Rule Site
HERE in the UK. Lots of Aristo model info (his main collecting interest), plus article indexes for numerous slide rule journals.
Visit Tim Vandenburg's Universal Slide Rule Site
HERE He has an amazing software slide rule package you can download and operate on your PC, and customize to suit your personal tastes!
The program is also available from our slide rule software page HERE.
Visit Guillermo Castarés Instrumentos De Calculo
HERE An excellent Spanish language site with all types of slide rules and other mathematical calculators, plus on line problem solving! Some excellent slide rule images and data, worth a look!
Visit the Uk's National Museum of Computing, a truly fascinating compendium of major computing artifacts of modern civilization (with a UK product orientation, of course). And YES, there is a section on slide rules. Just click on the logo at left for your free web ticket to rove through the museum.
Visit Giovanni Pastore's Slide Rule Site
HERE in Italy. Interesting historical information in a very nice format. Multi-lingual site, this link is to the English section.
Visit Greg Scott's Slide Rule Site
HERE in Australia. Lots of great info and reference plus insight into his own collection, with considerable model detail.
Visit Our site, The Slide Rule Universe,
at Sphere Research
in BC, Canada.
Slide Rule Collectors & Gurus that you may want to contact for trades or sales:
Ted Hume --Hemmi/POST expert (see his info in the POST Archive).
Dick Rose --Collector & Contributor
Louis Gotlib --Collector & Teacher, happy to share teaching info for slide rules and class projects.
Tom Whiteway--Collector & Contributor.
Craig Kielhofer --Collector & Contributor & Co-moderator of the Slide Rule Mail List
Dave Crate --Collector & Contributor
Tom Savage --Collector & Contributor
John Porter --Collector & Contributor
Dick Lyon --Collector & Contributor, webmaster of the Otis King pages
Walter Shawlee 2 --Collector & Webmaster of the SRU
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|Buy a slide rule from our extensive on line marketplace, with restored classics, amazing new in the box rules, and low cost first student rules. We have something for everybody, even a swap and sell area for visitors.|
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|Learn to operate and care for your slide rule with these on line manuals and directions. Learn what scales mean, how to use them and how to restore or keep your rule in good condition.|
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|Tour our extensive archives of slide rule manufacturers and models from all over the world. Find out who made what, and what became of them after they stopped making slide rules. See how slide rules survive today in the form of slide charts still made in the millions annually.|
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