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History: AcuRule, AcuMath, (and later Sterling Plastics) slide
rules were made originally by Festus Mfg. Co., Festus, Missouri, in 1938 by Paul
Jones. The Festus Mfg. Co. and the AcuRule Mfg. Co. filled an important need during the Depression years of 1938 to 1940 and during WWII as a supplier of a low cost, student grade, wood slide rule as well as providing production capacity for
other brand names, such as Dietzgen and Frederick Post. In 1939 the company was renamed AcuRule Mfg. Co., producing slide rules branded as Acurule and Acumath. They later moved to
Saint Louis, Missouri. then moved to in Mt. Olive, Illinois in 1954. AcuMath
became the standard brand of AcuRule, which was retained when merged later as the AcuMath
Division of Sterling Plastics in Mountainside,
New Jersey in 1968. AcuRule Manufacturing was dissolved in 1969. Sterling was subsequently purchased and became a division of Borden Chemical Co. in 1970. Slide rules were produced up
until 1972. Construction: The first slide rules were paper scales glued to a wood stock. Painted (silkscreened) scales followed and vinyl laminated to a wood stock occurred after that. After making wood slide rules since 1938 and dealing with the raw material shortages and allocations during World War II, the AcuRule Mfg. Co. was ready to develop new products. Magnesium core slide rules were produced in 1946 and then vinyl slide rules around 1948. After a few unsuccessful tries their final choice of a substrate was a material consisting of eight layers of a special, 0.015 inch thick, vinyl film laminated with an adhesive under heat and pressure made by the Bakelite Company of Ottawa, Illinois. It was sold in a 30 inch by 20 inch piece that was 0.12 inches thick.
Click here for A History of the Festus Mfg. Co.
and its successor, the AcuRule Mfg. Co. researched by George Keane (19332020) of Festus, Missouri, an associate of ISRM. 
Festus Mannheim  Wood/Lucite cursor ISRM 21.09.18.03 
Festus Mannheim  Wood/Lucite cursor (1938) Made in USA by Festus Mfg, Festus, MO. Slide rules marked as made in Festus, MO had no model numbers Note: 1/8inch thick [3.2mm} thick Lucite magnifier lens captured by metal frame. Note: Printed on white painted on wood stock. Bevel has paper scales glued to stock. Front Scale: 10in // A [ B, CI, C ] D, K  25cm Back slide: blank Back: equivalents  Paper glued on wood 
Festus Model Mannheim  Magnifying Cursor ISRM 18.07.11.12 
Festus Mannheim  Magnifying Cursor (1938) Made in USA by Festus Mfg, Festus, MO. Slide rules marked as made in Festus, MO had no model numbers. Note: Lucite magnifier lens captured by metal frame. Note: Printed on white painted on wood stock. Bevel has paper scales glued to stock and paper equivalent label glued on back., Glued paper equivalent label on back. Front Scale: 10in // A [ B, CI, C ] D, K  25cm Back scale: blank Back: equivalents  Paper glued on wood Note: Predecessor to AcuRule 10D but with Glued paper equivalent label on back., Gifted by Phil Stanley of Worcster, Massachussettes 
Festus Model 100  Lucite Cursor REF S527 
Festus Model 100  Lucite Cursor  c1938 Made in USA by Festus Mfg, Festus, MO.  Paper on wood scales Front Scale: 10in // A [ B, CI, C ] D, K  25cm Back scale: [S, L, T ] Back: equivalents  Paper glued on wood Note: Predecessor to AcuRule 100, same stock, except paper scales 
AcuRule 10J REF 
Acurule 10J  c1939 Made in USA by Festus Mfg in Festus, MO Front Scale: A [ B, CI, C ] D, K Back Slider: Blank Back: Conversion Chart, 25cm Archive  Tom Dilatush Collection 
Festus "AcuRule" (preAcuRule 100) ISRM 22.05.02.01 Richard E. Bateman (19242006) Photos: 2005(L) & 1954(R) 
Festus "AcuRule" (preAcuRule 100) Magnifying Cursor 
c1939 Made in USA by Festus Mfg.Co., Festus, MO. Front Scale: A [ B, CI, C ] D, K Back scale: 25cm [S, L, T ] 10in Back: equivalents Note: Same scales as AcuRule 100, except no beveled edge Original Owner: Richard E. Bateman 19242006 Note: "Dick Bateman" written in well. Gift of his son, Marc G. Bateman of Shoreline, Washington Richard "Dick" Bateman used the acurule slide rule in Mathclub while attending high school in Dayton, Washington. He served from 194245 in World War II as a navigator on a B24 based at Horsham St. Faith in England, flying 26 bombing missions over Europe. He was discharged as a 1st Lieutenant. He married his wife Marilyn in 1945, then went on to graduate from the University of California at Berkeley with a BA in Astronomy. From 1950 through 1989, Richard was employed by Douglas Aircraft Corporation in El Segundo, CA, Boeing in Seattle, WA and the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in La Canada, CA. While at Boeing he graduated in 1963 with a MA in Mathematics from the University of Washington in Seattle. He wrote a book on the early Portuguese explorations of the late 15th and early 16th century, which combined his interest in history with his WWII navigational experience and his career in the field of military and commercial satellite applications. 
AcuRule No.10D Magnifying Cursor Student Slide Rule ISRM 14.07.02.54 
AcuRule No.10D Magnifying Cursor  Student Slide Rule c1938 Made in USA by Festus Mfg. Note: "AcuRule" not present on stock. White painted with black scales. 1938 Catalog description: A 10 inch white faced slide rule with "Lucite" Magnifying indicator. Has A, B, C, D, CI and K scales. In cardboard case. MODEL 10D...35c EACH Front Scale: 10inch // A [ B, CI, C ] D, K Back Slide (need to flip over and use with C scale): [ S, L, T ] Back: 25 Cm, Conversion Chart Gift Of Ed Millis, Dallas, Texas. Original Owner (marked in well): Christine Whitmore, home: 36 S. Denny St., Indianapolis, IN Phone: FL 77912. This is the home where Christine, a student, used this slide rule for her homework. Its a duplex home #36 is on the right. 
AcuRule 5J Pocket REF P260 
AcuRule 5J Pocket  Wood  c1940 Made in USA by Festus Mfg., Festus, MO. Front Scale: A [ B, CI, C ] D, K Back Slider: Blank Back: 13Cm, 5 in Back Adv: Security Engineering Co. 
AcuRule Model 50 ISRM 14.07.02.98 
AcuRule 50 (1939) Made in USA by Festus Mfg. Note: "AcuRule" on left of wood stock. White painted with black scales. 1938 Catalog description: A 10 inch white faced slide rule in brown leatherette case. Has a flat "Lucite" indicator. In addition to the A, B, C, D, CI and K scales it has a metric and English linear scale. MODEL 50 ......50c EACH Front Scale: 10inch // A [ B, CI, C ] D, K Back Scale: 25 Cm [ S, L, T ] Back: Conversion Chart Gift Of Ed Millis, Dallas, Texas. 
Festus Model 50  Magnifying Cursor ISRM 18.12.30.10 
AcuRule Model 50  c1938 Made in USA by Festus Mfg, Festus, MO.  Printed on painted wood scales Front Scale: 10in // A [ B, CI, C ] D, K Back scale: 25 cm Back: equivalents  printed on wood Note: Successor to Festus 50, same stock, except printed scales Gifted by Peter D. Eickenberry, Ontario, Washington 
AcuRule Universal ISRM 14.07.02.49 
AcuRule Universal c1940 Made in USA by AcuRule MFg. Co, Formerly Festus Mfg. Note: no "AcuRule" on stock. Intended for rebranding to OEMs. Laminated scales with double bevel. Identical to Frederick Post 1452D Universal. Front Scale: 10inch // A [ B, CI, C ] D, K \\ 25cm Back Scale: [ S, L, T ] Back: Equivalents, Fraction to decimal. Gift Of Ed Millis, Dallas, Texas. 
AcuRule 100 REF S050 
AcuRule 100  Wood  c1939 Made in USA by Festus Mfg. Front Scale: 10 Inch // A [ B, CI, C ] D, K Back Scale: 25 Cm [ S, L, T ] Back: Conversion Chart 
AcuRule 8inch Mannheim, w/Magnifier (c1940) ISRM 22.08.22.01 
AcuRule 8inch Mannheim, w/Magnifier. (c1940) Made in USA, by AcuRule of Festus, Missouri. Front Scale: A [ B, CI, C ] D, K Back slide: Blank Back: US Circular 49 equivalents Original owner: Michael A. Boroff. (19392014). Gifted by his son, Eric Boroff of Millersville, MO.. Eric Boroff writes: "I am sending you a couple slide rules my father used during his studies in the ROTC program at Eastern Michigan University. Not sure of his exact graduation date but it was 1963 (Ed. verified by 1963 Aurora Yearbook EMU). Included are slide rule instructions he used for a NATO Weapons Systems class he took (NWEC102). Dad put this knowledge to practical use while serving as a combat engineer in Germany and later in Vietnam. The picture of him (attached) is from his first tour in Vietnam (1968). Thank you for all you do," 
Acumath AREL GW Photo SR REF 
Acumath AREL GW Photo SR  1946 Made in USA  Wood Stock, brass stiffener, Plastic Laminate, Molded cursor Front Scale: F, WESTON, ASA [ Daylight, LIGHT, SKY TYPE, SUBJECT, FILTER, GAMMA] DEPTH of FOCUS Back: Film Speed Indexs Archive  George Keane Collection Instructions 3.31MB 

Acumath No. 4 Student Mannheim ISRM 22.07.29.01 
Acumath No. 4 Student Mannheim c1965 Made in USA  Note: White stock is only 28mm wide  Magnifying cursor Front Scale: K, A [ B, CI, C ] D, L Back Scale: Blank 1965 Ad, Plastic Clamshell Case Logo 

Acumath No. 4T Student Mannheim (Sightsaver Yellow) ISRM 23.03.27.01 
Acumath 4T Student Mannheim (Sightsaver Yellow) c1965 Made in USA  Note: Stock is only 28mm wide  Magnifying cursor Front Scale: K, A [ B, CI, C ] D, L Back Scale: Blank Original owner: Michael Garrett, Biology, Stonington High Schools, 12 Rossie St., Mystic, Connecticutt. (on registration card). 

Acumath 12 pocket ISRM 20.04.01.234 
Acumath 12  c1965 Made in USA  Note: This is the ONLY yellow AcuMath I've seen Front Scale: K, A [ B, CI, C ] D, L Back Blank Gift of Philip Stanley, Worchester, Mass. 


Acumath Pocket Duplex Mannheim 19491952 Made in USA by AcuDesign. Based on W.J. Boos U.S. Patent 2,594,857  Apr 29, 1952 Note: All Vinyl Stock, otherwise identical appearance and construction as CharvozRoos PSR101 which has a celluloid laminated wood stock. Has fixed rear hairline for trig scales. Front Scale: A [ B, CI, C ] D, K Back Scale: Equivalents [ S, L, T ] Equivalents Donated by Daniel Swerdlow, Bethesda, Maryland Daniel Swerdlow is a secondgeneration engineer from New York City and has degrees in electrical engineering from New York University and Michigan State University. He has done telecommunications engineering for major corporations and currently lives in the Washington, DC area and works at the United States Patent and Trademark Office. Dan has gifted most of his collection to ISRM to support the museum. Many specimens may be found in the various ISRM galleries. 

AcuMath No. 40 Concrete Calculator ISRM 21.07.20.01 
Acumath No. 40 Concrete Calculator 19491952 Made in USA by AcuRule/AcuMath (no logo) Note: Plastic Stock Molded Lucite lens. 8 in long scales, overal length 93/4 in. Front Scale: A (Thickness)[ B (Width or Height), C (Length) ] D (Cubic Yards) Back: Pozzolith, Compliments of Master Builders. /a> In gift box 

AcuMath No. A51 Duplex Mannheim (Boos Patent) ISRM 13.07.03.04 
Acumath No. A51 Duplex Mannheim 19491952 Made in USA by AcuDesign. Based on W.J. Boos U.S. Patent 2,594,857  Apr 29, 1952 Note: Magnesium and Vinyl Stock with finger pockets in slide. Similar to wood version of Charvos Roos 105D. Has fixed rear hairline for trig scales. Front Scale: A [ B, CI, C ] D, K Back Scale: Equivalents [ S, L, T ] Equivalents Original owner's initials on stock: 'L.H.' Donated by Daniel Swerdlow, Bethesda, Maryland 

Acumath A60 Log Log Decimal Trig REF 
Acumath A60 Log Log Decimal Trig  c 1945 Made in USA by Acu Design (ST. Louis) Note: Early Vinyl clad Magnesium with finger pocket Front Scale: T, DF [ CF, CIF, CI, C ] D, S Cos, ST Back Scale: LL0, LL00, A [ B, K, L, C ] LL3, LL2, LL1 Archive  Tom Dilatush Collection 

Acumath A80 REF 
Acumath A80  c 1945 Made in USA by Acu Design (ST. Louis) Note: Early Vinyl clad Magnesium with finger pocket Front Scale: K, A [ B, S, T, C ] D, S, DI Back Scale: Note Folded scales Equivalents, [ L, C2, C1 ] D1, D2, D Archive  Tom Dilatush Collection 

Acumath 90 Mannheim S241 
Acumath 90 Mannheim  c1945 Made in USA  Acu Design  Early Magnesium with finger pocket Front Scale: T, DF, A [ CF, CIF, CI, C ] D, S, ST Back Scale: Equivalents [ B, K, L, C ] Equivalents 

Acumath 90A Mannheim Trig ISRM 13.06.25.02 
Acumath 90A Mannheim Trig  c 1945 Made in USA by Acu Design (ST. Louis) Early Magnesium with finger pocket Front Scale: T, DF [ CF, CIF, CI, C ] D, S Cos, ST Back Scale: Equivalents, A [ B, K, L, C ] Equivalents Gifted by Norma Tanner of Libertyville, Illinois 

Acumath 130 Log Log Decimal Trig ISRM 20.06.15.02 (Formerly 11.11.17.07) 
Acumath 130 Log Log Decimal Trig  c 1945 Made in USA by Acu Design (St. Louis) Early Magnesium with finger pocket Front Scale: LL0, LL00,A [ B, K, CI, C ] D, S Cos, ST Back Scale: L, LL1, DF [ CF, CIF, CI, C ] D, LL3, LL2 Gifted by Col. Robert E. Loach of Burke, Virginia. After his military service, Col. Robert E Loach worked as the manager of Human Resources at EDO/DEDM Offices, then as the Chief of the Program Analysis Branch, Division of Budget and Analysis, Office of Resource Management, and later as as Vice President of the U.S.Nuclear Regulatory Commission. 

Acumath 150 Log Log Decimal Trig ISRM 20.01.03,05 (formerly 11.11.17.06) 
Acumath 150  Log Log Decimal Trig  pre 1968 Made in USA by Acumath  no logo Front Scale: LL01, K, A [ B, T, ST, S ] D, L, LL1 Back Scale: LL02, LL03, DF [ CF, CIF, CI, C ] D, LL3, LL2 Gift Of Rachel Katzer of Starkville,Mississippi. 

Acumath 150 Log Log Decimal Trig ISRM 15.05.11.01 
Acumath 150  Log Log Decimal Trig, Black substrate  pre 1968 Made in USA by Acumath  no logo Note: Black substrate between the outer laminations Front Scale: LL01, K, A [ B, T, ST, S ] D, L, LL1 Back Scale: LL02, LL03, DF [ CF, CIF, CI, C ] D, LL3, LL2 Gift Of Don DiGalbo Collection 

Acumath 150 Log Log Decimal Trig (V3) ISRM 19.10.27.20 
Acumath 150 Log Log Decimal Trig (Version 3  Molded Braces)  after 1968 Made in USA by Acumath division of Sterling Plastics  Modern Oval Logo Note: Stock is injection molded in one piece Front Scale: LL01, K, A [ B, T, ST, S ] D, L, LL1 Back Scale: LL02, LL03, DF [ CF, CIF, CI, C ] D, LL3, LL2 Gift Of Jerome Drews of Kent, Washington. 

Acumath 400 Mannheim ISRM 11.11.17.04 
Acumath 400 Mannheim  c1968 Made in USA  Grooved stock, Thin Cursor, No Logo Front Scale: S, K, A [ B, CI, C ] D, L, T Back Blank 

FullertonAcu (Acumath 400) Mannheim ISRM 21.08.07.29 
FullertonAcu (Acumath 400)  c1968 Made in USA by AcuMath Note: Wrap over plain edge stock (no groove). Front Scale: S, K, A [ B, CI, C ] D, L, T Back Blank Gifted by William Lisowski of Easton, Pennsylvania 

Acumath 400 ISRM 11.02.14.01 
Acumath 400  Simplex Trig  c1968 Made in USA  note round corners, no Logo Front Scale: S, K, A [ B, CI, C ] D, L, T Back Blank Donated by William (Bill) Mulroy Bill used this in High School in Italy where his dad was stationed in 1965. Bill joined the US Army and served in Vietnam. He later owned a concrete contracting company in Colorado. Packaging gift of Ed Millis, Dallas, Texas. 

Acumath 400 ISRM 13.06.25.04

Acumath 400  Simplex Trig  c1968 Made in USA by Sterling Plastics  note round corners, wrap over cursor  Oval Logo Front Scale: S, K, A [ B, CI, C ] D, L, T Back Blank Gifted by Norma Tanner of Libertyville, Illinois Norma has been a participant of the ISRM Slide Rule Loaner Program. In addition, she had her own collection that she loaned out to students. This one is part of the collection sent to ISRM. Norma writes: "After teaching math and/or science for 24 years, I am now enjoying retired life. Having been educated at MIchigan State University during a time when using a slide rule was the only technology available for advanced calculations, I decided to create a unit of study for my students that would introduce them to the slide rule. My goals were for students to strengthen their ability to estimate and use scientific notation, as well as to discover the historic significance of the slide rule. While it was hard for them to put aside their electronic calculators, they were fascinated, engaged, and thrilled when they could multiply 2 x 3 and actually get 6 instead of 5.9. In the end my students were happy to be reunited with their calculators, but had a new appreciation for the value of estimating, scientific notation, and accuracy in measurement. Goals met! " 

Acumath 400 Trig (wide Stock) ISRM 16.06.21.01 
Acumath 400  Simplex Trig  c1968 Made in USA by Sterling Plastics  wide stock, square corners, wrap over cursor  Oval Logo Front Scale: S, K, A [ B, CI, C ] D, L, T Back Blank Gifted by Wes Boyce of Fairport, New York Wes writes: "I was cleaning out boxes in the basement and found my old slide rule. I used it in high school physics in 19681969. I had trouble just throwing it away and decided to search the internet for something to do with it. I found your website [ISRM]. I hope it can find some use." 

Acumath 400B Trig ISRM 13.06.25.14 
Acumath 400B  Trig & Equivalents  c1965 Made in USA  Oval Logo, Narrow Stock, Rounded Braces, Wrap Over Cursor Front Scale: S, K, A [ B, CI, C ] D, L, T Back Scale: Conversion Table [Fraction=Decimal] Trig properties Gifted by Norma Tanner of Libertyville, Illinois 

Acumath 400B Trig (wide Stock) ISRM 13.06.25.13 
Acumath 400B Trig & Equivalents  c1968 Made in USA by Sterling Plastics  wide stock, square corners, wrap over cursor  Oval Logo Front Scale: S, K, A [ B, CI, C ] D, L, T Back Scale: Conversion Table [Fraction=Decimal] Trig properties Gifted by Norma Tanner of Libertyville, Illinois 

Acumath 401 Student Mannheim Trig ISRM 15.01.05.01 
Acumath 401 Student Mannheim Trig Made in USA  Oval Logo, Narrow Stock, rounded Braces, Wrap Over Cursor Front Scale: K, A [ B, T Cot, ST, S Cos, C ] D, DI Back: Blank Gifted by George Keene, Festus, Missouri. 

FullertonAcu 500 Trig ISRM 22.05.06.16 
FullertonAcu 500 Trig  c1959 Made in USA by Acumath  No Logo, plastic stock, plastic cursor. Front Scale: S, K, A [ B, CI, C ] D, L, T Back Scale: Conversion Table [Fraction=Decimal] Conversion Table Original owner (written on sleeve): (Nancy?) Hull. Gift Of Nancy Ulrich, Denver. Ted Ulrich Collection 

Acumath 500 ISRM 21.08.07.30 
Acumath 500  Simplex Trig  1960 Made in USA by Acumath  No Logo Front Scale: S, K, A [ B, CI, C ] D, L, T Back Scale: Conversion Table [Fraction=Decimal] Conversion Table Gifted by William Lisowski of Easton, Pennsylvania 

Acumath 500 Trig ISRM 14.07.02.50 
Acumath 500  Simplex Trig  1960 Made in USA by Acumath  Oval Logo Front Scale: S, K, A [ B, CI, C ] D, L, T Back Scale: Conversion Table [Fraction=Decimal] Trig properties Gifted by Ed Millis, Dallas, Texas. 

Acumath 500 Trig (Variation) ISRM 16.06.02.03 These students (Jim Cannon and Cindy) loved each other and used their slide rule sleeve to advertise it to the world. Evidently, other family members shared the slide rule as Bobby Cannon and Tony Cannon wrote their names on the sleeves as well. They went to the allboys St. Mel High School in Chicago, Illinois. 
Acumath 500  Simplex Trig  1960 Made in USA by Acumath  Oval Logo Front Scale: S, K, A [ B, CI, C ] D, L, T Back Scale: Conversion Table [Fraction=Decimal] Trig properties Gifted by Bob Schwarz, Temple, Texas. 

Acumath 500 (Square Braces) ISRM 12.06.24.65 
Acumath 500  Square Braces  c1968 Made in USA  Note: Braces made of thin folded sheet metal Front Scale: S, K, A [ B, CI, C ] D, L, T Back Scale: Conversion Table [Fraction=Decimal] Trig properties Gift of Huang Collection 

Acumath 511 Student Mannheim S447 
Acumath 511 Student Mannheim c 1945 Made in USA  Early Magnesium with finger pocket Front Scale: S, K, A [ B, CI, C ] D, L, T Back Scale: Conversion Table [Fraction=Decimal] Trig properties 

AcuMath 511 Mannheim Professional ISRM 13.06.25.01 
AcuMath 511 Mannheim Professional c1960 Made in USA  Note: Stock/Slide has a plastic laminate over alloy substrate. Front Scale: S, K, A [ B, CI, C ] D, L, T Back Scale: Conversion Table [Fraction=Decimal] Trig properties Gifted by Norma Tanner of Libertyville, Illinois 

AcuMath 511 Professional Mannheim ISRM 22.04.12.01 
AcuMath 511 Professional Mannheim  c1961 Made in USA  Note: this has a painted allmetal stock and a double sided cursor. The cursor is also guided by grooves on the stock. Front Scale: S, K, A [ B, CI, C ] D, L, T Back Scale: Conversion Table [Fraction=Decimal] Trig properties Note: An attempt to compete with yellow Picket slide rules. 

Acumath 550 REF 
Acumath 550  Professional Mannheim Trig c1960 Made in USA by AcuRule Front Scale: K, A [ B, T Cot, ST, S Cos] D, DI, L Back Scale: Conversions, DF [ CF, CIF, CI, C ] D, Conversions, con't. Archive  Tom Dilatush Collection 

Acumath 600 Basic Trig REF S427 
Acumath 600 Basic Trig  c1955 Made in USA Front Scale: S, S&T, K, A [ B, CI, C ] D, L, T Back Scale: Conversion Table [Fraction=Decimal] Trig properties 

Acumath 600 Basic Trig ISRM 14.07.02.53 
Acumath 600 Basic Trig  1955 note: double end plates simplex cursor  all plastic stock Made in USA by Acumath  No Acumath Logo Front Scale: S, S&T, K, A [ B, CI, C ] D, L, T Back Scale: Conversion Table [Fraction=Decimal] Trig properties Original owner (Written in sleeve): Chareles Middleton, "Don't steal Me! My owner is flinking chemistry". Southeaster, Texas A&M. Gift of Ed Millis, Dallas, Texas. 

Acumath 600 Basic Trig ISRM 
Acumath 600 Basic Trig  1955 note: double end plates simplex cursor  grooved edge plastic stock (needed for onesided cursor) Made in USA by Acumath  Oval Acumath Logo Front Scale: S, S&T, K, A [ B, CI, C ] D, L, T Back Scale: Conversion Table [Fraction=Decimal] Trig properties 

Acumath 600 Basic Trig Yellow Stock REF 
Acumath 600 Basic Trig Yellow Stock  c1959 Note: double end plates Duplex cursor Made in USA by Acumath  Oval Acumath Logo Front Scale: S, S&T, K, A [ B, CI, C ] D, L, T Back Scale: Conversion Table [Fraction=Decimal] Trig properties Archive  Herman van Herwijnen's Slide Rule Catalogue at ISRM. 

FullertonAcu 600 Basic Trig ISRM 12.06.24.31 
FullertonAcumath 600 Basic Trig  1959 note: double end plates duplex cursor  flat edge plastic stock Made in USA by Acumath for Fullerton  Oval Acumath Logo Front Scale: S, S&T, K, A [ B, CI, C ] D, L, T Back Scale: Conversion Table [Fraction=Decimal] Trig properties 

Acumath 600 REF S138 
Acumath 600  Simplex Trig  c1968 Made in USA Front Scale: K, A [ B, S, ST, CI, C ] D, L, T Back Scale: Conversion Table [Fraction=Decimal] Trig properties 

AcuRule MR700 MuStick Chord/note transposition REF S522 
AcuRule MR700 MuStick  Key transposition  c1965 Made in USA  Distributed by Mel McSwain Co. Front Scale: Original Key [ Transposed Key ] Diminished/Augmented Back: Blank 

Acumath 800 AccuLine REF S418 
Acumath 800 AccuLine  c1968 Made in USA Front Scale: LL01, K, A [ B, T Cot, ST, S Cos] D, DI, LL1 Back Scale: LL02, LL03, DF [ CF, CIF, CI, C ] D, LL3, LL2 Note: Adjustable cursor alignment 

Acumath A900 Log Log ISRM 20.08.15.05 
Acumath A900  Log Log  c1950 early design Made in USA  Note: Scales printed on Plastic Stock. metal brace on one side, finger pocket on slide. Front Scale: LL0, LL00, A [ B, K, CI, C ] S Cos, ST, T Cot, D, DI, L Back Scale: L, LL, DF [ CF, CIF, CI, C ] D,LL3, LL2. Gift Of Robert Carlisle. 

Acumath 900 Professional Mannheim Trig ISRM 14.07.02.51 
Acumath 900  Professional Mannheim Trig  c1955 Made in USA  Note: metal ends both sides and reduced scale set. Front Scale: K, A [ B, T Cot, ST, S Cos] D, DI, L Back Scale: Conversions, DF [ CF, CIF, CI, C ] D, Conversions, con't. Gift of Ed Millis, Dallas, Texas. 

Acumath 900 REF S047 
Acumath 900  Professional Mannheim Trig  c1960 Made in USA  Note metal ends only on one side Front Scale: K, A [ B, T Cot, ST, S Cos] D, DI, L Back Scale: Conversions, DF [ CF, CIF, CI, C ] D, Conversions, con't. 

Acumath 900T Professional Mannheim Trig REF Do you have one to donate? 
Acumath 900T Professional Mannheim Trig Eyesaver Yellow  c1965 Made in USA Front Scale: K, A [ B, T Cot, ST, S Cos] D, DI, L Back Scale: Conversions, DF [ CF, CIF, CI, C ] D, Conversions, con't. 

Acumath 1200 ISRM 
Acumath 1200  Pocket Simplex  c1965 Made in USA Front Scale: K, A [ B, CI, C ] D, L Back Scale: [ S, T ] 

Acumath 1200 ISRM 15.05.11.04 
Acumath 1200  Pocket Simplex  c1965 Made in USA  Note: Black End pieces, NIB Front Scale: K, A [ B, CI, C ] D, L Back Scale: [ S, T ] Gift Of Don DiGalbo Collection 

FullertonAcu 1200 P005 
FullertonAcu 1200  Pocket Simplex  c1965 Made in USA Front Scale: K, A [ B, CI, C ] D, L Back Scale: [ S, T ] 

AcuMath 1211 Pocket  Pre AcuMath Logo ISRM 16.06.02.04 
AcuMath 1211  Pocket duplex  c1965 Made in USA  Vinyl laminate on Magnesium Stock, Metal braces Front Scale: K, A [ B, CI, C ] D, L Back Scale: [ S, T ] Multilined cursor Gifted by Bob Schwartz, temple, Texas. 


AcuMath 1211 Student Mannheim 5 inch Pocket Duplex  c1955 Made in USA by AcuRule Mfg. Co. Box 142, Mt. Olive, Illinois Note: Oval logo, Magnesium and Vinyl stock, Engraved, Metal Braces Front Scale: K, A [ B, CI, C ] D, L Back Scale: [ S, T ] Multilined cursor Back advertisementAndersonCrane Company, Minneapolis, Minn. Note: Retail box with 44P instruction booklet. Gifted by Maureen White of Minneapolis, Minnissota, neice of Phillip Murray This slide rule, was owned and used by Phillip C. Murray (19202008) in his career. Phil attended Culver Military Academy in Indiana then received his degree in engineering from Purdue University, class of 1942 (Phi Delta Theta). He served in the U.S. Army from 19421946 and later employed by Pillsbury as a mechanical engineer. He traveled around the world helping to set up operational facitlies for the company. Phil was a lifelong member of Purdue's Phi Delt and was a significant donor and loyal supporter of their annual fund and educational foundation for many years. Phil was a gifted storyteller, avid bowler and spent his later years volunteering for Habitat for Humanity. 

AcuMath 1240 (Black Braces, no Logo) ISRM 11.11.06.02 
AcuMath 1240  c1965 Made in USA Front Scale: K, A [ B, CI, C ] D, L Back Scale: None In Retail Box w/sheath w/manual No44 

AcuMath 1240 (White Braces, no Logo) ISRM 15.05.11.03 
AcuMath 1240  c1965 Made in USA Front Scale: K, A [ B, CI, C ] D, L Back Scale: None Gift Of Don DiGalbo Collection In Retail Box w/sheath w/manual No44 

AcuMath 1240 (White Braces) ISRM 20.01.03.05 
AcuMath 1240  c1965 Made in USA Front Scale: K, A [ B, CI, C ] D, L Back Scale: None Note: In red/clear plastic case w/ manual No44P Gift Of Rachel Katzer of Starkville, Mississippi 

AcuMath 1240 Oval Logo Yellow Stock ISRM 22.05.16.01 
AcuMath 1240 Oval Logo Yellow Stock  c1965 Made in USA Front Scale: K, A [ B, CI, C ] D, L Back Scale: None Note: AcuMath's response to customers liking yellow Picketts. 

AcuMath 1240 (White Braces, Red text on slide) ISRM 17.12.17.07 
AcuMath 1240  c1968 Made in USA Front Scale: K, A [ B, CI, C ] D, L Back Scale: None Gift Of James Pennell Collection 

Acumath 1300 S097 
Acumath 1300  Duplex Log Log Decimal Trig c1960 Made in USA Front Scale: LL01, K, A [ B, T Cot, ST, S Cos ] D, L, LL1 Back Scale: LL02, LL03, DF [ CF, CIF, CI, C ] D, LL3, LL2 

Acumath 1300T Log Log Decimal Trig REF 
Acumath 1300T Log Log Decimal Trig Eyesaver Yellow  c1965 Made in USA Front Scale: LL01, K, A [ B, T Cot, ST, S Cos ] D, L, LL1 Back Scale: LL02, LL03, DF [ CF, CIF, CI, C ] D, LL3, LL2 

Acumath 1311 Log Log Decimal Trig S398 
Acumath 1311  Duplex Log Log Decimal Trig c1945 Made in USA  Note: Finger detents on slide Front Scale: LL01, K, A [ B, T Cot, ST, S Cos ] D, L, LL1 Back Scale: LL02, LL03, DF [ CF, CIF, CI, C ] D, LL3, LL2 Early Magnesium Model  narrow cursor 

Acumath 1311 Log Log Decimal Trig ISRM 13.07.03.01 
Acumath 1311  Duplex Log Log Decimal Trig Made in USA by AcuMath.C1955 Note: Braces on both sides, Magnesium and Vinyl Stock Front Scale: LL01, K, A [ B, T Cot, ST, S Cos ] D, L, LL1 Back Scale: LL02, LL03, DF [ CF, CIF, CI, C ] D, LL3, LL2 Gifted by Daniel Swerdlow of Bethesda, Maryland 

Acumath 1311 Log Log Decimal Trig ISRM 14.07.02.52 
Acumath 1311  Duplex Log Log Decimal Trigc1950 Made in USA  Note: Braces only on one side Front Scale: LL01, K, A [ B, T Cot, ST, S Cos ] D, L, LL1 Back Scale: LL02, LL03, DF [ CF, CIF, CI, C ] D, LL3, LL2 Gifted by Ed Millis, Dallas, Texas. Reference (S134) with more readable printing. 

Acumath 1311 Log Log Decimal Trig (Red Oval Logo) ISRM 22.07.06.53 
Acumath 1311  Duplex Log Log Decimal Trig (Red Oval Logo) c1960 Made in USA  Note: Braces on both sides Front Scale: LL01, K, A [ B, T Cot, ST, S Cos ] D, L, LL1 Back Scale: LL02, LL03, DF [ CF, CIF, CI, C ] D, LL3, LL2 Gifted by Cindy Tate of Bozeman, Montana 

AcuMath 1500 Log Log Decimal Trig ISRM 15.04.17.02 
AcuMath 1500 Log Log Decimal Trig c1965 Made in USA  marked with "U.S." (Government issue) Note rounded braces. Same scales as 1311 but no red inverse scale markings Front Scale: LL01, K, A [ B, T, ST, S ] D, L, LL1 Back Scale: LL02, LL03, DF [ CF, CIF, CI, C ] D, LL3, LL2 Gifted by Jay Wright of Washington D.C. Jay Kelly Wright, who owned this slide rule (1 of 2), was born in Washington D.C. He used them while a student at WashingtonLee High School, Arlington, Virginia from 19591961. After graduation from Dartmouth College in 1965, he served in the United States Navy from 19651969. He attended Harvard Law School and is a lawyer in the Washington D.C. area. 

Acumath 1500 S135 
Acumath 1500  Duplex Log Log Decimal Trig  c1968 Made in USA Note square braces. Same scales as 1311 but no red inverse scale markings Front Scale: LL01, K, A [ B, T, ST, S ] D, L, LL1 Back Scale: LL02, LL03, DF [ CF, CIF, CI, C ] D, LL3, LL2 

Acumath 1500T Log Log Decimal Trig TBD Needed for archive. Do you have one to donate? 
Acumath 1500T Log Log Decimal Trig Eyesaver Yellow  c1965 Made in USA Note . Same scales as 1311 but no red inverse scale markings Front Scale: LL01, K, A [ B, T, ST, S ] D, L, LL1 Back Scale: LL02, LL03, DF [ CF, CIF, CI, C ] D, LL3, LL2 

Acumath C.V. Ore  No. 1155 ISRM 24.07.04.09 
Acumath C.V. Ore  SM No. 1155 Made in USA by AcuRule Co. for C.V. Ore, Harvey, Illinois  1955 Front Scale: DS [ CI, C ] DM Back Scale: Blank See the Lawrence/Engineering Instruments gallery for the first wooden version. Gift of Debra Dilatush. Ted Dilatush collection Mr. C. V. Ore of Harvey, Illinois describes his slide rule, which first sold for $1.50 in 1956, made by Engineering Instruments, as follows: "The SM Slide Rule is a simplified, multipurpose calculating instrument designed especially for the beginner. It contains the basic scales of professional slide rules ( C, D, CI ) as used by engineers for 80 to 90 percent of their work. And in addition to the basic scales the SM Slide Rule has two special purpose scales for teaching the beginner the mechanics of the slide rule and to aid him in reading conventional C, D, and CI scales." On left: C.V. Ore SM Slide Rule Ad, Popular Science, May, 1956 pg261, found by George Keane (19332020) , Festus, Missouri. 

Connecticut Spring Corp Spring Design  Version 1 REF 
Connecticut Spring Corp Spring Design  c1945  Version 1 Made by AcuRule for Connecticut Spring, Hartford, CT. Magnesium stock. Onesided metal brace. Slide has finger pockets Front Scale: Wire Size [ Wire Size, Load, Ratio D/d, Rect: ratio b/t ] Lbs per Inch Deflection Back Scale: Mean Dia [ Mean Dia, Active coils, G, Rect: ratio b/t ] Stress Archive  Billy Guthrie collection Instructions 3.31MB 

Connecticut Spring Corp Spring Design  Version 2 ISRM 21.10.13.01 
Connecticut Spring Corp Spring Design  c1950  Version 2 Made by AcuRule for Connecticut Spring, Hartford, CT. All plastic stock. Onesided metal brace. Slide has finger pockets Front Scale (Step 1  design spring force) Wire Size [ Mean Dia., Active Coils, Rect: ratio b/t ] Lbs per Inch Deflection Back Scale (Step 2  determine design stress) Mean Dia [ Wires Size, Load, Ratio: D/d, Rect: ratio b/t ] Stress Note: Compare spring design scales with the Pickett ASC slide rules and manuals. Original Owner Initials: J.W.H. (on sleeve) 

Connecticut Spring Corp Spring Design  Version 3 ISRM 05.03.10.01 
Connecticut Spring Corp Spring Design  c1955  Version 3 Made by AcuRule for Connecticut Spring, Hartford, CT. All plastic stock. Doublesided braces. Front Scale (Step 1 design spring force) Wire Size [ Mean Dia., Active Coils, Rect: ratio b/t ] Lbs per Inch Deflection Back Scale (Step 2  determine design stress) Mean Dia [ Wires Size, Load, Ratio: D/d, Rect: ratio b/t ] Stress Note: Compare spring design scales with the Pickett ASC slide rules and manuals. Instructions 3.31MB 

MidContinent Spring Co. Spring Design ISRM 14.10.17.01 
MidContinent Spring Co. Spring Design Slide Rule  c1950 Made by AcuRule for MidContinent Spring Co. St. Louis, Missouri. All plastic stock Front Scale (Step 1 design spring force) Wire Size [ Wires Size, Load, Ratio: D/d, Rect: ratio b/t ] Lbs per Inch Deflection Back Scale (Step 2  determine design stress) Mean Dia [ Mean Dia., Active Coils, Rect: ratio b/t ] Stress Note: Compare spring design scales with the Pickett ASC slide rules and Connecticut Spring Corp manuals. 

Simpliform Co. Spring Design ISRM 14.10.17.01 Peter Douglas Weiner Ph.D (19292015) attended Sacred Heart School and St. Thomas Catholic School, graduating in 1945. He joined the U. S. Marines Corps and became a frogman with the Amphibious Reconnaissance Platoon of the First Marine Division. Pete was recalled for the Korean Conflict in 1950, serving as an Instructor in Guerilla Warfare with the Combat Instructor Section. (Continued on right) 
Simpliform Co. Spring Design Slide Rule  c1950 Made by AcuRule for Simpliform Co. St. Louis, Missouri. All plastic stock Front Scale (Step 1 design spring force): Wire Size [ Wires Size, Load, Ratio: D/d, Rect: ratio b/t ] Lbs per Inch Deflection Back Scale (Step 2  determine design stress): Mean Dia [ Mean Dia., Active Coils, Rect: ratio b/t ] Stress Note: Compare spring design scales with the Pickett ASC slide rules and Connecticut Spring Corp manuals. Original Owner:Peter Douglas Weiner Ph.D. Gifted by Karen Weiner for Husband Peter Douglas Weiner. (Cont'd) Pete attended A&M College of Texas (now Texas A&M University) until he was recalled, then returned to receive his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering. He worked in the oil and gas industry for a few years and then returned to Texas A&M to teach and earn his M.S. and Ph.D. in M.E. During his stellar career, he became a Professor and was awarded many patents, honors, awards, and listings.Pete was a licensed Professional Engineer for 56 years and a member of American Society of Mechanical Engineers, American Society of Mining and Metallurgical Engineers, American Petroleum Institute and several academic honor societies, where he held numerous committee memberships. Additionally, he lectured worldwide, published many technical journal papers and significant reports. He was the principal investigator for numerous sponsored research projects at Texas A&M. He retired from Texas A&M in 1988. For over 50 years, he did consulting work for many companies, including Humble Oil (Exxon/Mobil) and Alyeska Pipeline Service Company (TransAlaska Pipeline) where he was the principal designer and tester of the aboveground zigzag pipeline and the curved buried pipe. Starting a new career, Pete joined Karen at Continental Airlines for over 10 years, working in Sales Management Information Systems, Engineering, and Maintenance Training. 
Frederick Post 1452D Universal c1945 ISRM 14.07.02.48 
Frederick Post 1452D Universal Made in U.S.A by AcuRule Mfg. Festus, Missouri. Front Scale: 10in // A [ B, CI, C ] D, K \\ 25cm Back Scale: [ S, L, T ] Back: Conversion/Geometry Chart Gift Of Ed Millis, Dallas, Texas. 
Dietzgen 1757 Primatrig S442 
Dietzgen 1757 Primatrig  c1955 Made in USA by AcuRule for Dietzgen  All Plastic Stock/slide, metal ends. Similar to (S427) AcuMath 600 Basic Trig Front Scale: L, K, A [ B, CI, C ] D, T Cot, ST, S Cos Back Scale: Trig Identities [ Decimal to Fractions ] Equivalents Same as S427 AcuMath 600 Basic Trig (scales rearranged) 
This Demo slide rule is basically identical to the Laboratory Specialties Demonstration Slide Rule of 1939. shown in the sheet on the left. Laboratory Specialties sold AcuRule slide rules and AcuRule may have been commissioned to make this item. 
AcuRule (1939) and AcuMath (1961) Catalog Spec sheets2.27MB 
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