ONE only'Sun Hemmi' 15cm (6) slide rule No. Although these were manufactured in October 1970 (with date code UJ) and are already 45 years old, I have classed them as new because they are unused and have been sealed away since manufacture. I have just 1 each of 2 versions of these slide rules and that's all I've ever had.One has a 5 inch measurement on the top edge and the other is marked with a 15cm edge. They 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 sealed in its original Hemmi branded polythene bag and that's why I'm unable to show one without the polythene. The reverse of the slide (not shown) has scales S, L and T. 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 pages of the instruction books and a little on the cover. This has been caused by the leather being in direct contact with the booklet for over 40 years and general ageing.
The outer boxes are a little tired looking, as they used to be stored on metal shelving in a warehouse until the early 1980's and any scuffing of the boxes would have been due to shuffling them around during the annual stock take over several years. (I know all this because I worked there for 20 years and must have counted them several times mys elf). Who used to be the importers and UK distributors for both Sun Hemmi and Faber-Castell slide rules until the late 70's when calculators took over the world. The boxes are stickered with white end labels showing the model number and branding.This item is very rare, and in this condition, will probably never be seen again. The item "Sun Hemmi 34RK bamboo 6 slide rule, instructions & leather wallet NEW made1970" is in sale since Saturday, January 23, 2016. This item is in the category "Collectables\Scientific\Engineering/ Surveying". The seller is "penco-art" and is located in Hitchin, Hertfordshire. This item can be shipped worldwide.