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| ALL ABOUT SHIPPING + ORDERING
You can order anything here just by picking up the phone, and calling (250) 769-1834 during normal office hours, 8:30AM to 4:30PM PST, OR, Email your order to Susan HERE.
SHIPPING: Preferred and Alternate Methods 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 single 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.
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.
If this is the first time you have dealt with us, you can phone +1 (250) 769-1834 to supply the billing info, or send it by the email link, as you prefer. We accept VISA/MC, international money order, Paypal (to Susan@Okanagan.net), and bank wire transfer. Please note that there are transaction fees with Paypal and wire transfer payments, the wire transfer fee is frankly horrifying, $50.
Sphere Research has been around since 1992, and does most of its business doing contract research and development for customers in everything from complex system controls and human factors to industrial automation. We also have odd corporate interests, like restoring test equipment, and of all things, investigating slide rules, the most fascinating of all engineering marvels...
At this site, you can get detailed information and buy rules from manufacturers all over the world, including K+E (Keuffel + Esser), Pickett, POST, Hemmi, Sama and Etani, Gilson, Graphoplex, Dietzgen, Concise, Aristo, Shanghai/Flying Fish, Otis King, Sterling, Acu-Math, Diwa, Blundell, Faber-Castell, Nestler, Staedtler-Mars and more. We have collected data, rules and photographs from all over the world and with the help and research efforts of many people, put them together here for you in one (hopefully) easy to navigate location.
| Over 1.3 Million visitors served! Wahoo...|
Keep in mind, in 50 years, the computer you are using to view this webpage will be landfill, but your trusty slide rule will just be nicely broken in!
Our SRU Mascot Notable Visitors:
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|From the Oughtred Society:|
Visit our amazing document server when you have a chance. Everything from Quotes and SciFi to Business and Ethics.
|BACK IN STOCK!
The First Edition Oughtred Society Slide Rule Reference Manual is SOLD OUT, but the Second Edition copies (with all corrections are now in STOCK!! Click on the book cover at left to see the details, and order your copy. Richly illustrated with 97 color photographs, it is suitable for everyone from new beginners to long time collectors, with an amazing collection of useful and attractive information.
CLICK to see the Oughtred Society Slide Rule Reference Manual Second Edition Preview!
At the SLIDE RULE UNIVERSE, we have all kinds of information about slide rules (or sliderules, and sliderulers, if you prefer) including lessons, maker's archives, links and an on-line marketplace, spare parts page and even an auction.
|Other Places to go in the Slide Rule Universe, people to see....
|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 slide rules in good condition.
|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.
|Visit other slide rule places on the web with more slide rule data and information. From personal collections on line to (yes, it's really true) the international slide rule owners and collectors organization, the Oughtred Society.
|Nice things people have said about us in print and on TV, see the original articles. We always appreciate it!
Visit our TEST EQUIPMENT site
everything from Scopes, CRT's and DMM's to nixie tubes, HP and Tektronix spare parts. A little electronic something or another for everybody.
NEED a new BOXED slide rule for school, graduation or for a holiday gift ?
LOOK HERE for Picketts
HERE for Other NIB rules
HERE for inexpensive starter slide rules!
Customs can be very unpredictable, so to avoid unhappy shipping delays, please order rules for gifts as early as possible. We will happily ship FedEx for overnight or second day delivery if you are in a hurry.
Got Questions? Just E-Mail Us !
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Want to buy a rule, but you live far away from us in Canada? Don't worry, we have shipped slide rules to:
USA, UK, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Sweden, Italy, Brazil, Mexico, Norway, Switzerland, Peru, Chile, Singapore, Phillipines, Australia, New Zealand, Spain, Netherlands, Venezuela, and yes, actually to Antarctica!