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Pins and Tie Clips in various packages
Slide Rule Pins and Tie Clips
and Coffee Mugs!

New SRU Mugs!

Pin ConceptDesign Copyright 2001
By Sphere Research Corp. and Larry Stewart
All rights reserved.


* Finding enough slide rule pins and tie clips for all the thousands of slide-rule-obsessed people that want them has proven to be JUST PLAIN IMPOSSIBLE, so we decided to quit fooling around, and GO MAKE THEM. This of course required that we first design them (no trivial task), and then find a small foundry to manufacture them. The full, thundering power of man's most incredible design technology (the pencil and paper) allowed us to quickly define our plans.


* Larry Stewart (one of Canada's award-winning commercial artists) and I (WS2) pondered long and hard, and in about 2 weeks of intensive blue-skying and pencil sketching, followed by Photoshopping, arrived at the pin design you see at the top of the page. It blends together a faithful (if incredibly miniaturized) reproduction of the Hemmi/Post Versalog, a small, portable slice of the universe, and a brief summary of something you should always remember, which explains the appeal of slide rules perfectly:

Great Science Is Timeless

* The design was costed out, colors and techniques selected, and a small and very clever pin making company in Quebec (more ingenious Canadians) figured out how to make the highly detailed pin, and also convert it into a tie clip for the throat choker fans.

* All items are ready to ship from stock. Real photos are now shown so you can see the finished pin/clip details as well as the original art.

CLICK for bigger PIC!* Our site cartoons and the pin were drawn by Larry Stewart, another slide rule fanatic in Ottawa, Ontario (Canada, you know, the True North, Strong and Free... where we are also located, incidentally, but on the west coast, in British Columbia). Using a combination of deftly applied pencils and the magic of computer graphics, he whipped up the design for the new slide rule pins.



CLICK for bigger PIC! Larry also just won an Aurora Award for artistic achievement (the Canadian equivalent of the Hugo) for his recent illustration work in TRIFOLIUM BOOKS, by Julie Czerneda. Need some incredible original artwork for something YOU are doing?


Email Larry to tell him you liked the cartoon Email Larry HERE!

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Shipping*SHIPPING: Preferred and Alternate Methods as of June 4, 2013, CLICK for FULL DETAILS ON OUR FAQ Page. Rates are now changing rapidy, often with little notice to us, so all the data has been transferred to the FAQ page for speedy updating.

* E-Mail Susan if you want a quote for shipping to other destinations, or for something heavy. Sorry, we can't safely send most individual small parts in a regular letter envelope, they get destroyed by the automated handling equipment. Sometimes we can ship very rugged parts in a small padded envelope by letter post. Ask Susan.

*There is a packing charge for large or heavy equipment, see the FAQ for details.

*If we have your valid data on file, you can just click on the ORDER email link to place an order and indicate your approval to bill, and we will do the rest. We keep your active information for ONE YEAR for your convenience.

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Pins and tie clips and packaging
Red Wood Box, CLICK for bigger PIC!
Red Wood Box, CLICK for bigger PIC!
Sphere Tie clip and Red Wood Box
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New Slide Rule Universe Ceramic Coffee Mug

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Design Copyright 2001
By Sphere Research Corp.
and Larry Stewart
All rights reserved.
We have had a zillion requests for something desk-worthy with the Slide Rule Universe flying slide rule logo on it. I am happy to report, we now have a limited run of 4 inch tall, 11 oz. white ceramic mugs with a panoramic full color logo emblazoned on them for your caffinating or pencil-storing pleasure.

Microwave and Dishwasher safe (although best logo care will be had through gentle hand washing). These new mugs are made in China, and printed in the USA. We just have one run of them, when they are gone, that's it, so grab one while you can. A great addition to any order!
26 Mugs
$11 Each


New SRC 11 oz. Coffee Mug
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Tie Clip

New Tie Clip, CLICK for bigger PIC!
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Design Copyright 2001
By Sphere Research Corp.
and Larry Stewart
All rights reserved.
1 1/2" Width Tie Clip in in your choice of packaging.
The second run tie clip design from the Slide Rule Universe, in your choice of bagged or boxed sets for gift giving. We have a beautiful blue velvet lined/covered presentation box for gift giving, with a protective white overbox for wrapping, and a deluxe leatherette presentation box with over-box. This gold colored design has a tie clip back, and 4 color filled design. We finally found a vendor to make more for us! These new tie clips are made in China.

Add your choice of Packaging:

Poly bagged, no additional charge (shown at left)

Small Blue/Gold Gift Box, add $3.

Blue Velvet Gift Box, add $6

Blue Leatherette Gift Box with overbox for wrapping, add $9

New Custom Red Wood box, add $9
Red Wood Box, CLICK for bigger PIC!
Red Wood Box, CLICK for bigger PIC!
Last 15 Tie Clips


Includes:


Tie Clip
+ your choice of packaging
$22 +
packaging


New Design Lapel Pin
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New Design
Slide Rule Universe
Boxed or Bagged Slide Rule LAPEL PIN


Tie Clip

New Lapel Pin, CLICK for bigger PIC!
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Design Copyright 2001
By Sphere Research Corp.
and Larry Stewart
All rights reserved.
1 1/2" Width Lapel Pin in in your choice of packaging.
The second run tie clip design from the Slide Rule Universe, in your choice of bagged or boxed sets for gift giving. We have beautiful blue velvet lined/covered presentation box for gift giving, with a protective white overbox for wrapping, and a deluxe leatherette presentation box with over-box. This gold colored design has a tie clip back, and 4 color filled design. We finally found a vendor to make more for us! These new lapel pins are made in China.

Add your choice of Packaging:

Poly bagged, no additional charge (shown at left)

Small Blue/Gold Gift Box, add $3.

Blue Velvet Gift Box, add $6.

Blue Leatherette Gift Box with overbox for wrapping, add $9
New Custom Red Wood box, add $9
Red Wood Box, CLICK for bigger PIC!
Red Wood Box, CLICK for bigger PIC!
SORRY, ALL SOLD


Includes:


Lapel Pin
your choice of packaging
$20 +
packaging


New Design Lapel Pin
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International
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Boxed or Bagged Slide Rule Lapel Pin


ISRG Pin with blue box, CLICK for bigger PIC!
CLICK for bigger PIC!


Design Copyright 2001
Larry Stewart
All rights reserved.
1 1/2" Width lapel pin in in your choice of packaging.
A new design from the Slide Rule Universe, in your choice of bagged or boxed sets for gift giving. We have a new rectangular blue velvet covered presentation box for gift giving, with a protective clear cover, and a beautiful custom red wood box with a seond red over-box. This gold colored design has pin and clutch back, and 4 color filled design. We finally found a vendor to make more for us! These new pins are made in China.

Add your choice of Packaging:

Poly bagged, no additional charge.

Rectangular Navy Blue Velvet Box, add $4 (shown at left)

Custom Red Wood Gift Box with red overbox for wrapping, add $9


ISRG Items in custom Red Wood Box
SORRY, SOLD


Includes:


Pin
your choice of packaging
$14 +
packaging


ISRG Lapel Pin
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New Design
International
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Boxed or Bagged Slide Rule Tie Clip


ISRG Pin with blue box, CLICK for bigger PIC!
CLICK for bigger PIC!


Design Copyright 2001
Larry Stewart
All rights reserved.
1 1/2" Width tie clip in in your choice of packaging.
A new design from the Slide Rule Universe, in your choice of bagged or boxed sets for gift giving. We have a new rectangular blue velvet covered presentation box for gift giving, with a protective clear cover, and a beautiful custom red wood box with a second red over-box. This gold colored design has a gold tone clip back, and 4 color filled design. We finally found a vendor to make more for us! These new pins are made in China.

Add your choice of Packaging:

Poly bagged, no additional charge.

Rectangular Navy Blue Velvet Box, add $4 (shown at left)

Custom Red Wood Gift Box with red overbox for wrapping, add $9


ISRG Items in custom Red Wood Box
SORRY, SOLD


Includes:


Pin
your choice of packaging
$16 +
packaging


ISRG Tie Clip
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Boxed Cuff Links

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Great looking Slide Rule Cuff Links (match tie clip above) in our new dark blue leatherette Presentation Box
These are used, but good condition gold colored design, has engraved scales with considerable scale detail, showing A, C and D scales, and a cursor. These do not function, but look as if they do.

The dark blue leatherette box has an over-box for gift wrapping, as shown below:

CLICK for bigger PIC!
SORRY, SOLD


Includes:


Cuff Links
Presentation Box
$75


Presentation Boxed Cuff Links
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K+E Wallet

K+E Wallet, closed
K+E
This is a very odd piece of K+E promotional material, a bright orange, simple leather wallet, folds for easy carrying in any pocket. Gold embossed K+E logo and comany information. I have never seen another one like it, an interesting and uncommon bit of slide rule history.
Just 1!


Includes:


Wallet
$49


K+E Wallet
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ORIGINAL
Slide Rule Universe
LAPEL PIN


PIN (Clutch Back)

Made In Canada
Design Copyright 2001
By Sphere Research Corp.
and Larry Stewart
All rights reserved.
CLICK fro bigger PIC!
CLICK for bigger PIC!


1 1/2" Width Lapel Pin
The debut pin design from the Slide Rule Universe. This gold colored pin has a double clutch back, and 3 color filled design. The image appears approximately life sized on a 17" monitor at 1024x768. Poly Bagged.
SORRY, SOLD


Includes:


Lapel Pin
$29


Bagged Lapel Pin
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Copper Colored Tie Clip

Boxed TIE CLIP

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1 3/4" Width Tie Clip (Type 3) in our new blue velvet presentation box
This used, but good condition copper colored design has a tie clip back, and engraved and filled design with considerable scale detail. The rule is slightly opened in the design, but is fixed in place, and does not move.

The blue velvet box has a white over-box for gift wrapping.
CLICK for bigger PIC!
CLICK for bigger PIC!
SORRY, SOLD


Includes:


Tie Clip
Velvet Box
$65


Blue Velvet Boxed Tie Clip
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K+E tie clip, CLICK for bigger PIC!
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K+E
Boxed K+E TIE CLIP

K+E Tie Clip, CLICK for bigger PIC!
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K+E2 3/16" Width K+E Staff Tie Clip in our new wood and blue leather Presentation Box
This used, but good condition gold colored design has a tie clip back, and a white enamel filled design of the 4081-3 slide rule. The rule is slightly opened in the design, but is fixed in place, and does not move. This is a very rare tie clip, worn by K+E sales staff, and given away to favored customers, a real keepsake from the golden age of slide rules.

The wood and blue leather presentation box has an over-box for gift wrapping, as shown below:


CLICK for bigger PIC!
SORRY, SOLD


Includes:


Tie Clip
Presentation Box
$125


Presentation Boxed Tie Clip
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CLICK for bigger PIC!
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Boxed TIE CLIP

CLICK for bigger PIC!
CLICK for bigger PIC!
1 7/8" Width Tie Clip (Type 1) in our new wood and blue leather Presentation Box
This used, but good condition gold colored design has a tie clip back, and white and black enamel filled design with considerable scale detail. The rule is slightly opened in the design, but is fixed in place, and does not move.

The wood and blue leather presentation box has an over-box for gift wrapping, as shown below:


CLICK for bigger PIC!
SORRY, SOLD


Includes:


Tie Clip
Presentation Box
$79


Presentation Boxed Tie Clip
Like this item?

*CLICK TO ORDER


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