A W Faber "Castell" 1/54

(25cm Scale, System Darmstadt)

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A W Faber "Castell" 1/54 (1943)
Image
Image Summary
System: Darmstadt
Specialization: -
Type: Closed frame
Material: Pearwood
Facings: Celluliod
Scale Length: 25cm No of Scales: 13
Front Length: 300mm Front Width: 32mm
Language: German Origin: -
Date: 1943, October
Features/Notes: Faber's first production 'Darmstadt' model.
Scales (colours as shown)
Front: L / K, A [ B, CI, C ] D, P | S T Back: [ LL1, LL2, LL3 ]
Labels Left: lg / , [ , , ] D x, P 1-x2 | sin, tg Labels Left: [ ex ]
Labels Right: / , [ , , ] , | cos, ctg Labels Right: -
Style: Railway track Typeface: Sans-serif
Extensions: A, B, CI, C & D beyond 1 & 10 Decimals: Tenths between 1 & 2 on CI, C & D
Gauge Marks: p (3.14) on A, B, CI, C & D
r (1745) on C & D
e (2.718) on LL2 & LL3
Rulers: cm on top edge
Features/Notes: cos numbers are printed in red on S.
ctg numbers are printed in red on T.
Construction
Stock: 2 part split stock joined with steel springs (DRGM 522689, 1912; DRGM 452965, 1911).
Braced with longitudinal metal strips (DRP 206428, 1908).
Left and right viewing cutouts with index marks, in back for reverse of slide.
Bevelled top edge, square bottom edge.
High cursor grooves both cut parallel to front face.
Shallow rebate in back .
Front, well, top and bottom edges celluloid faced.
Celluloid facing in well stops at the large cuts outs at both ends, then continues with clear celluloid(?) to the ends of the stock with smaller cutouts and hairlines corresponding to the scale ends on the front of the stock.
Length x Width x Height (mm) - 300 x 39 x 11
Slide: Double sided
Braced with longitudinal metal strips (DRP 206428, 1908)
Celluliod faced on both sides
Front face width (mm) - 14
Cursor: Top and bottom aluminium runners riveted to front plastic pane.
Additional plastic pane for the top edge scales angled to match the bevel, attached to runner with 2 screws.
Additional plastic pane for the bottom edge scales at a right angle to fit to the stock, attached to runner with 2 screws.
Left end riveted steel spring on top runner.
Single off-centre full length hairline with with continuations onto the top and bottom edge panes.
Two non-equidistant short hairlines for CI, C D & P scales.
Width x Height (mm) - 43 x 44
Printing (colours as shown)
Stock: scales logo + "A.W. FABER" + ""CASTELL"" between lying castles in the well below the split at the right end, sans-serif.
""CASTELL" 1/54" in the well below the split at the left end, sans-serif.
"- Darmstadt -" in the well below the split towards the left end, sans-serif.
Slide: -
Cursor: -
Labels: On back, paper table virtually unreadable, appears to be summary instruction diagrams.
Instructions
None
Box (colours as shown)
Style: Square L x W x D mm: 312 x 48 x 20
Material: Cardboard Colour: Black
Construction: 2 part, internal sleeve join.
Faced.
Printing: scales + "A.W. FABER CASTELL" logo and smaller underneath "DARMSTADT" and "1/54" on the front.
Impressed square borders around the 2 parts on the front and back.
Diamond indentations on the front either side of the opening.
Labels: "1/54" on black, on right end.
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