Last Updated on 8/25/2005 by bidz

We’ve noticed a strong market on eBay for collectible slide rules:

The once-mighty slide rule makes a comeback (among scholars and collectors)

Stanford Report, August 24, 2005

“It’s the kind of memory that could almost bring tears to the eyes of a collector. In the mid-1970s, just a few years after the introduction of Hewlett-Packard’s first electronic pocket calculator, petroleum engineer Tom Wyman stood in the Stanford Bookstore gazing at a generously stocked display of slide rules, all offered for sale at a fraction of their original prices.”

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