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And Now the Slide Rule Collection Database is Almost There

I combined the 26 “surplus” specimens with the 253 specimens in the collection proper and fleshed out the many missing or incorrect fields in my FilemakerPro slide rule database, resulting in the superset of “just” 279 slide rules sitting in boxes under a table in my office. I still have yet to catalog my large stock of slide rule parts, located in green boxes shown in the upper right of the photo. That will need to wait for a day when I have more time. I wonder when that day will come.

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More Slide Rules into the Database

After updating my Filemaker Pro database of my slide rule collection to properly catalog my collection of 253 slide rules, I went through another both of “surplus” slide rules and cataloged the 26 specimens in that box. That brings the collection overall to 279 specimens. The surplus slide rules are listed separately.

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Slide Rule Collection Update

In addition to walking over 10,000 steps yesterday (the first time in N days, where N is too high an integer), I completed a two-day period of taking an inventory of my slide rule collection (don’t laugh; well, ok, laugh). By culling my collection of over 450 slide rules last year, I got the number down to just 253 slide rules that I really “need” in my collection, all stored in boxes with box numbers and specimen numbers that are listed in a FilemakerPro database, thereby making my next inventory easier. And (of course) I have yet another box of slide rules that are outside the collection and that I … Continue reading

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