A W Faber "Castell" 389

(10cm Scale Mini rule, Enhanced Mannheim)
Examples: 1922, 1930

Version Comparison
Early and mid versions of the model fully detailed below, differences summarised as follows:
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1922 1930
p Gauge Mark: A & B A, B, C & D
C & C1 Gauge Marks: - C
Cursor Spring: Centre rivet Left rivet
Brand & Model: Centre, centre bottom Well, right top
"*" or "Scales": * Scales
Origin Labelling: - Back, centre bottom
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A W Faber "Castell" 389 (1922)
Image
Image Summary
System: Enhanced Mannheim
Specialization: -
Type: Closed frame
Material: Pearwood
Facings: Celluliod
Scale Length: 10cm No of Scales: 7
Front Length: 122mm Front Width: 18mm
Language: German Origin: -
Date: 1922, December
Features/Notes: Mini rule
Scales (colours as shown)
Front: A [ B, C ] D Back: [ S, L, T ]
Labels Left: - Labels Left: All, as scales
Labels Right: - Labels Right: All, as scales
Style: Railway track Typeface: Serif
Extensions: - Decimals: -
Gauge Marks: p (3.14) on A & B Rulers: cm on top edge
cm on bottom edge
Features/Notes: -
Construction
Stock: 2 part split stock joined with steel springs (DRGM 522689, 1912; DRGM 452965, 1911).
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.
Flat back.
Front, well, top and bottom edges celluloid faced, secured with wooden pins (DRGM 371190, 1908).
Length x Width x Height (mm) - 122 x 23 x 8
Slide: Double sided
Celluliod faced on both sides, secured with wooden pins (DRGM 371190, 1908)
Front face width (mm) - 8
Cursor: Aluminium frame, glass pane.
Square window.
Centre riveted steel spring on top runner.
Single central full length hairline.
Width x Height (mm) - 20 x 21
Printing (colours as shown)
Stock: "389 * A.W.FABER" + ""CASTELL"" between lying castles in the centre of the well below the split, sans-serif.
Slide: -
Cursor: -
Labels: None
Instructions
None
Box (colours as shown)
Style: Rounded L x W x D mm: 127 x 32 x 14
Material: Cardboard Colour: Black
Construction: 2 part, internal sleeve join.
Faced.
Metal braced ends.
Printing: "A.W. FABER." impressed on the front.
Labels: None seen on ends.
Gold reseller or owner sticker on back with black gothic printing - "Paul Kalogeras" and "Dipl - Ing." underneath.
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A W Faber "Castell" 389 (1930)
Image
Image Summary
System: Enhanced Mannheim
Specialization: -
Type: Closed frame
Material: Pearwood
Facings: Celluliod
Scale Length: 10cm No of Scales: 7
Front Length: 122mm Front Width: 18mm
Language: English Origin: Bavaria
Date: 1930, February
Features/Notes: Mini rule
Scales (colours as shown)
Front: A [ B, C ] D Back: [ S, L, T ]
Labels Left: - Labels Left: All, as scales
Labels Right: - Labels Right: All, as scales
Style: Railway track Typeface: Serif
Extensions: - Decimals: -
Gauge Marks: p (3.14) on A, B, C & D
C (1.13) on C
C1 (3.57) on C
Rulers: inch on top edge
cm on bottom edge
Features/Notes: -
Construction
Stock: 2 part split stock joined with steel springs (DRGM 522689, 1912; DRGM 452965, 1911).
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.
Flat back.
Front, well, top and bottom edges celluloid faced, secured with wooden pins (DRGM 371190, 1908).
Length x Width x Height (mm) - 122 x 23 x 8
Slide: Double sided
Celluliod faced on both sides, secured with wooden pins (DRGM 371190, 1908)
Front face width (mm) - 8
Cursor: Aluminium frame, glass pane.
Square window.
Left end riveted steel spring on top runner.
Single central full length hairline.
Width x Height (mm) - 20 x 21
Printing (colours as shown)
Stock: "389" + scales logo + "A.W.FABER" + ""CASTELL"" between lying castles in the well above the split at the right end, sans-serif.
"MADE IN BAVARIA." in the centre of the back below the split, sans-serif.
Slide: -
Cursor: "MADE IN BAVARIA" stamped on the bottom edge, sans-serif.
Labels: None
Instructions
None
Box (colours as shown)
Style: Rounded L x W x D mm: 127 x 32 x 14
Material: Cardboard Colour: Black
Construction: 2 part, internal sleeve join.
Faced.
Metal braced ends.
Printing: "A.W. FABER" and underneath scales logo on the front.
Round indentations on the front either side of the opening.
Labels: None seen (ends damaged).
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