This offer is for ONE only'Sun Hemmi. 15 cm (6) slide rule No.
There are 2 versions of this rule and this is the metric version with a 14 cm metric measure on the top beveled edge. I also have the other version, which has a 6 imperial measure and this is shown in a separate listing. Although these were manufactured in the 1960's (I have various dates of manufacture, one being'QJ', so October 1966, although this date is the 6 version and some metric from 1969 and 1970), making most of them 50 years old or more, I have classed them as new, because they have not been used and have been sealed away since manufacture.
I have a small quantity of these slide rules, which are in their original packaging, each with a 40 page instruction book (size 5 x 7), leather case and the slide rule which is complete with its cursor, is still in its sealed polythene bag. The picture shows an example in various stages of undress (I also have an unsealed spare, which I used to take some of the pictures). The reverse of the slide (not shown) has S, S&T and T scales. The leather wallet is as fresh as the day it was made and the slide rule itself is also faultless, as it has been sealed in polythene. There is some discolouration on the right hand side of the first page of some of the instruction leaflets and a little on the cover.
This has been caused by both its age and the leather being in direct contact with the booklet for over 50 years. Some of the boxes are stickered with green end labels which are flaking off in one piece and the others have white labels which are stuck fast.
This item is rare and in this condition, is extremely rare. The item "New 1969 Sun Hemmi 74 bamboo 15cm Reitz slide rule + instructions leather wallet" is in sale since Friday, September 09, 2016. This item is in the category "Collectables\Scientific Collectables\Engineering & Surveying". The seller is "penco-art" and is located in Hitchin, Hertfordshire.
This item can be shipped worldwide.