A.W. Faber-Castell slide rule model 334/82, for classroom demonstration, 170 cm x 46 cm, blockboard with plastic facing and transparent cursor
This model was marketed to higher-modern schools or technical colleges and contains a large range of lines including trigonometric and logarithms of logarithms. As well as being used as calculating tools in schools, particularly in the 1960s and 1970s, slide rules were used to teach mathematical understanding. It was thought they gave a physical understanding of the property of logarithms and the logarithmic scale.
- Object Number:
- furnishing and equipment
- tools & equipment
- Mr D.S. Clugston
- Permanent collection
Cite this page
We encourage the use and reuse of our collection data.
Data in the title, made, maker and details fields are released under Creative Commons Zero
Descriptions and all other text content are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 licence
Download catalogue entry as json
Download manifest IIIF
Our records are constantly being enhanced and improved, but please note that we cannot guarantee the accuracy of any information shown on this website.