My Slide Rule Writings

Listed here are various slide rule related prose I have authored. These range from technical papers and instructions for my own creations or slide rule interests, to light-hearted 'magazine' type items. Where these have been published by a third party, this is indicated as follows:

  - Proceedings of International Meetings of Collectors of Slide Rules and Historical Calculating Instruments
    (published annually following a meeting, 'IM' followed by year)

  - Skid Stick (tri-annual newsletters of the the United Kingdom Slide Rule Circle, 'SS' folowed by
    edition month year)

  - Slide Rule Gazette (annual publication of the United Kingdom Slide Rule Circle, 'GAZ' followed by
    edition year)

In other cases the documents have only been available from this website, except instructions which are also supplied as a hard copy accompanying the slide rule.

There is a brief description of the content, some items have been superceded and this is indicated where appropriate. Clicking on a title will download a full pdf.
List of Writings
Click on a title for full pdf.
 
Feb 2016
Asking the right question and giving my answer at the time of writing.
Feb 2015
Short piece on tantalising nuggets of personal history that may turn up on slide rule boxes, and one such example.
Feb 2015
Discussion of an unsual find of an AW Faber slide rule box from c1896 with advertising on the back for instrument and then slide rule maker AG Thornton.
Feb 2015
An idea for the safe storage and transport of some of our more precious and delicate slide rules and their boxes.
Sept 2014
Instructions including brief binary number theory, to accompany my creation. For more information and pictures see my Radix Series slide rule page here.
July 2014
Technical paper with background, design and operation of my creation, presented at IM2014 in Delft, NL. For more information and pictures see my Radix Series slide rule page here.
Oct 2013
Four page model overview and summary instructions of my binary/decimal slide rule, obsolete and superceded by instructions and paper listed above). For more information and pictures see my Radix Series slide rule page here.
Apr 2013
Instructions including basic theory and more advance juggling concepts, to accompany my creation. For more information and pictures see my Juggler's slide rule page here.
Jan 2013
Instructions including some basic juggling theory, to accompany my creation. For more information and pictures see my Juggler's slide rule page here.
Jul 2012
Brief overview largely taken from the introduction to the "Juggling Slide Rules" paper below, to accompany a presentation of my original two jugglers rules at IM2012 in Bletchley Park, UK. For more information and pictures see my Juggler's slide rule page here.
Dec 2011
Guide for my two original juggling slide rules, 'Simple' and 'Complex', with background, some theory, full instructions with examples and scales for printing. Due to subsequent development of the rules, this is now largely obsolete and the later instructions should be referred to instead. For more information and pictures see my Juggler's slide rule page here.
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