|Title||Slide rule model no. 8858 made by Keuffel & Esser Co., 1942.|
|Object Name||Rule, Slide|
|Collection||Keuffel & Esser Company Collection|
|Credit||Museum Collections. Gift of a friend of the Museum.|
Slide rule model no. 8858, 10" Mannheim, made by Keuffel & Esser Co., 1942. Boxwood with white painted surfaces on front and rules; scales printed in black; one piece celluloid cursor; back is natural with clear varnish and text printed in black as below. The model number only appears on the back. No serial number. With: original one-piece printed carton
This item was a special item, a loaner during the beginning of World War II, which was not listed in the K&E catalogue. It is essentially the same as the 4058. Reversible slide: front scales, B, C; back scales, S, L, T.
Marked on front "Keuffel & Esser Co., N.Y., Made in U.S.A." K&E had its general office and factories in Hoboken, N.J. where this item was made.
Text printed on back:
No. 8858 Slide Rule. Loaned on deposit of $1.00 by Keuffel & Esser Company to meet a temporary shortage caused by defense orders. This deposit will be accepted as part payment toward the purchase of a standard K & E slide rule through your regular dealer before July 1, 1942.
This slide rule belonged to a F.D. Casey, 590 Fort Washington Ave., New York, New York, as recorded by this person on the box back.
|Year Range from||1942|
|Year Range to||1942|
K & E
Keuffel & Esser Co.
World War II
|Caption||front: A, B, C, D scales|
Business & Commerce