A W Faber "Castell" 376

(25cm Scale, Enhanced Mannheim)
Examples: 1931, 1935

Version Comparison
Two examples of the model, , fully detailed below, differences summarised as follows:
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1931 1935
Front Length: 280mm 300mm
CI Scale: Black Red
Front Scale Labels: A, B, CI, C, D -
Typeface: Serif Sans-serif
Scale Extensions: - A, B, CI, C, D
p Gauge Mark: A, B, C & D A, B, CI, C & D
r" & r' Gauge Marks: - C & D
Slide Tension: - Adjustment screws
"*" or "Scales": Both Scales
DRP Labelling: Well, centre -
DRGM Labelling: - Well, centre
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A W Faber "Castell" 376 (1931)
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Image Summary
System: Enhanced Mannheim
Specialization: -
Type: Closed frame
Material: Pearwood
Facings: Celluliod
Scale Length: 25cm No of Scales: 9
Front Length: 280mm Front Width: 30mm
Language: English Origin: Bavaria
Date: 1931, July
Features/Notes: -
Scales (colours as shown)
Front: A [ B, CI, C ] D | K Back: [ S, L, T ]
Labels Left: A [ B, CI, C ] D Labels Left: All, as scales
Labels Right: - Labels Right: All, as scales
Style: Railway track Typeface: Serif
Extensions: - Decimals: As units between 1 & 2 on CI, C & D
Gauge Marks: p (3.14) on A, B, C & D
M (1/p=0.318) on A & B
C (1.13) on C
C1 (3.57) on C
Rulers: inch on top edge
Features/Notes: Numbers on CI scale printed in red.
Unusual labelling of A, B, CI, C & D scales.
Construction
Stock: 2 part split stock joined with steel springs (DRGM 522689, 1912; DRGM 452965, 1911).
Braced with longitudinal metal strips (DRP 206428, 1908).
Tension adjustment screws in bottom edge (DRP 365637, 1922).
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, secured with wooden pins (DRGM 371190, 1908).
Length x Width x Height (mm) - 280 x 37 x 11
Slide: Double sided
Braced with longitudinal metal strips (DRP 206428, 1908)
Celluliod faced on both sides, secured with wooden pins (DRGM 371190, 1908)
Front face width (mm) - 14.5
Cursor: Aluminium frame, glass pane.
Tab on bottom runner with index for K scale.
Extra wide.
Square window.
Left end riveted steel spring on top runner.
Single central full length hairline.
Width x Height (mm) - 41 x 33
Printing (colours as shown)
Stock: Scales logo + "376 * A.W.FABER" + ""CASTELL"" between lying castles in the centre of well above the split, sans-serif. The combination of scales logo and "*" between model number and maker is unusual, the newer scales logo appears to have been added later to an old body with the existing previous printing format.
"D.R. PATENT. No 206428 No 365637" in the centre of the well below the split, sans-serif.
"MADE IN BAVARIA." on the top centre of the back, sans-serif.
Slide: -
Cursor: -
Labels: On back, paper table featuring conversions and mathematical and physical constants.
Instructions
None
Box (colours as shown)
Style: Not present L x W x D mm: -
Material: - Colour: -
Construction: -
Printing: -
Labels: -
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A W Faber "Castell" 376 (1935)
Image
Image Summary
System: Enhanced Mannheim
Specialization: -
Type: Closed frame
Material: Pearwood
Facings: Celluliod
Scale Length: 25cm No of Scales: 9
Front Length: 300mm Front Width: 30mm
Language: German Origin: -
Date: 1935, May
Features/Notes: -
Scales (colours as shown)
Front: A [ B, CI, C ] D | K Back: [ S, L, T ]
Labels Left: - Labels Left: All, as scales
Labels Right: - Labels Right: All, as scales
Style: Railway track Typeface: Sans-serif
Extensions: A, B, CI, C & D beyond 1 & 10 Decimals: As units between 1 & 2 on CI, C & D
Gauge Marks: p (3.14) on A, B, CI, C & D
M (1/p=0.318) on A & B
C (1.13) on C
C1 (3.57) on C
r" (2063) on C & D
r' (3438) on C & D
Rulers: cm on top edge
Features/Notes: -
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, secured with wooden pins (DRGM 371190, 1908).
Length x Width x Height (mm) - 300 x 36 x 11
Slide: Double sided
Braced with longitudinal metal strips (DRP 206428, 1908)
Celluliod faced on both sides, secured with wooden pins (DRGM 371190, 1908)
Front face width (mm) - 14.5
Cursor: Aluminium frame, glass pane.
Tab on bottom runner with index for K scale.
Extra wide.
Square window.
Left end riveted steel spring on top runner.
Single central full length hairline.
Width x Height (mm) - 41 x 33
Printing (colours as shown)
Stock: "376" + scales logo + "A.W.FABER" + ""CASTELL"" between lying castles in the centre of well above the split, sans-serif.
"D.R.G.M." in the centre of the well below the split, sans-serif.
Slide: -
Cursor: -
Labels: On back, paper table featuring conversions and mathematical and physical constants.
Instructions
None
Box (colours as shown)
Style: Square L x W x D mm: 310 x 48 x 21
Material: Cardboard Colour: Black
Construction: 2 part, internal sleeve join.
Faced.
Printing: scales + "A.W. FABER" ""CASTELL"" logo on the front.
Round indentations on the front either side of the opening.
Labels: "376" on black, on right end.
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