Sunday, January 24, 2010

What Is It?

Anyone care to guess? I'm only showing you the back of the item. I would guess anyone over forty would know.


Page D. said...

Is it a slide rule on one side tables on the reverse?

Page D. said...

Google... it's a wonderful thing... yes, I'm bored.
A nice example of an inexpensive pressed-wood type slide rule with a painted face and scales, from Engineering Instruments, Inc., of Peru, Indiana (previously known as Lawrence Engineering Instruments, originally from Wabash, Indiana - see below for a comparison). Lawrence changed its name in 1947, clearly dating this rule to the post-war era.

Very interesting since I grew up in Indiana, but never saw one of these.

Goody said...

*Ding, ding, ding!* You are correct.

I had to laugh at your Google skills. At first glance, I thought you actually knew that!

I think a slide rule is consistent with my personality, I'm antiquated but still reliable in a pinch.