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Spiral slide rule, 1663.

Spiral slide rule, 1663.
3 4 c m
actual image size: 32cm x 26cm


This slide rule made by Henry Sutton consists of fixed scales and moveable index arms. A spiral slide rule affords a long and therefore accurate logarithmic line in a small amount of space. Sutton was one of the best known engravers of scales and quadrants of his day.

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