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Spiral slide rule, 1663.

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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Inventory No.: 1964-0073
Source No.: 1964-0073

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