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These are 500+ reference materials in the the ISRM Library collection, which involve books, manuals, instruction sheets and sales brochures. Electronic files may be scans (200 dpi) of these materials or may link to or reference scans from other sources for your convenience. Credits are given to all contributors of scanned materials. Files will be in the standardized formats, like individual JPG or GIF picture files, DOC MS word files, or PDF Adobe reader files, which are preferred. These are located on ISRM's server. In some instances a LINK is provided to another collector site where the document is stored. Thanks gentlemen! If an item is currently in print and available, no effort will be made to document the item, other than to acknowledge that it exists. ISRM will be more motivated to scan a manual if someone is looking for it, so email with requests. If you would like to contribute toward the continued archiving of these materials, see the section on Paypal donations.

New - Hardcopy Slide Rule Instruction Reprints from the ISRM Library

This was a giant preservation project! If you have downloaded any of the manuals in the ISRM Library, you were probably dissapointed in the quality of the digital scans. Many years have gone by since then, and much of the paper ephemera has deteriorated. With an enourmous amount of work, all the manuals have been rescanned, aligned and processed to the point that they resemble the original documents printed by the manufacturer. These scans are now in the reprints available through Amazon. Every one of the 540-550 page Volumes contain most of the popular models from each of the brands, or by country or language are available in paperback ($19.95) or hardcover ($27.95) on Amazon, which will print to order in 7 countries. Click on the covers to go to the relevant page on Amazon to review and purchase the Volumes. The small royalty goes to support ISRM Its equivalent to buying manuals for $1-$2 each!. Download the Table of Contents of all 21 Volumes. Note: Honestly, a direct donation helps the operation of ISRM more than the royalty received on these books, but you will love having them in your personal or instututional library.
Volume 1

HEMMI
Volume 2

KEUFFEL & ESSER
Volume 3

PICKETT
Volume 4

POST
Volume 5

DIETZGEN
Volume 6

Japanese OEM

Includes Ricoh, Fuji, Concise, SIC, etc.
Volume 7

ARISTO

Volume 8

FABER-CASTELL

Volume 9

NESTLER

Volume 10

ESPAÑOL
100% Spanish

Volume 11

DEUTSCH

All instructions in German
Volume 12

AMERICAN

Volume 13

BRITISH

Volume 14

POCKET-WATCH

Volume 15

ELECTRICAL & RADIO

Volume 16

AIR & SEA NAVIGATION

Volume 17

FRANCAIS

All instructions in French
Volume 18

MILITARY & AEROSPACE

Volume 19

CIVIL AND INDUSTRIAL

Volume 20

MISCELLANY AND RARE

Volume 21

RUSSIAN CYRILLIC

All Instructions in Cyrillic
Volume 22
CHINESE HàNZÌ
All instructions in Chinese
Volume 23

TBD (HP ESR?)
Volume 24

TBD (TI ESR?)


Note: Access to the Library is restored to the (PDF) downloads, but We still lack sufficient donations to support the needs and bandwidth of the museum website Let's work together on this by becoming a Friend of the Museum. No donation is too small but 200 Friends donating $10 each will cover the immediate need. Last year 38 Friends made the whole amount possible. Thanks for your help and understanding!


MAIN DESK - Categories, Sections of the Library:

General - All purpose, Circular, Addiators, Specialty and Aviation/Military Slide rules
Books - Text and Reference Books, Instruction, History, New In Print
USA - Manuals for Sterling, Acu-Math, Bruning, Fullerton, Lawrence, Richardson, Charvoz-Roos, etc.
Russia/China - Manuals for Soviet Era and Chinese Slide rules.
Japan - Manuals for Relay, Ricoh, Hemmi, Fuji, Lafayette, S.I.C., Concise Etc.
British/Australia - Manuals for Thornton, Unique, BRL,  W&G, etc.
Europe/S.A. - Faber-Castell, Aristo, Graphoplex, Diwa, Deeva, Archimedes, Plastograf, IWA, etc.
Pickett - Manuals for Pickett Slide rules
Post - Manuals for Frederick Post slide rules (also Hemmi)
K&E - Manuals for Keuffel & Esser slide rules
Dietzgen - Manuals for Dietzgen slide rules
Catalogs - Retail catalogs, Brochures and Advertisements of slide rules
Calculators - Manuals for Electronic Slide Rule Calculators

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Disclaimer

The copyright law of the United States (Title 17, U.S. Code) governs the making of photocopies or other reproductions of copyrighted material. Under certain conditions specified in the law, libraries and archives are authorized to furnish a photocopy or other reproduction. One of these specified conditions is that the photocopy or reproductions is not to be used for any purpose other than private study, scholarship, or research. If a photocopy or reproduction is used for purposes in excess of "fair use," the user may be liable for copyright infringement.

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Please Consider a Monetary Donation

All the images of slide rules in the galleries and the PDF files of scanned books, manuals and instructions have been free to download since 2003. The policy of ISRM is to continue this practice, without restrictions in order to provide research and educational information to the world at large. However, running a web site of this size with a large amount of data does take a lot of personal time and effort and does incurr costs in hosting in order to provide the bandwidth. It takes many hours to scan slide rules and manuals. ISRM gets many hits per day from appreciative visitors, collectors and researchers. If you have enjoyed the many offerings of ISRM, and would like to partner toward its expansion, you can send donations using the Secure Paypal button on the right. Contributions will be used to pay for the web site service, putting on public exhibits and expenses for the Slide Rule Loaner Program for schools. Thank you for your support and consideration!

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