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Fowler:Long Scale

Fowler Long Scale Pocket-Watch Concentric long-scale

Details of: Fowler - Long Scale

Type? Where possible the generic name preceded by the form if not 25cm/10” linear - e.g. Pocket Enhanced Mannheim. For specialty types, often supplemented by its use. Sometimes a suffix is also added to distinguish between versions of the same model. Pocket-Watch Concentric long-scale - early
Sort? L/C/D/T/W/X where L=Linear, C=circular, D=Drum, T=tubular, W=watch, X=miscellaneous (i.e. the rest) W
Construction? Basic construction form of the body i.e. Closed/solid frame or Open frame or Duplex or Other Duplex
Material? Basic description: ivory/bone/wood/bakelite/plastic/metal/cardboard or combinations e.g. wood/veneered, wood/painted, etc pressed metal/plastic
Length? Mostly length in cm or ” (inches) of the D scale but excluding any scale extensions. But for circular or watch slide rules it is the diameter & for tubular or drum slide rules it is the overall linear scale length. For other mechanical aids it is the physical length. Ø 2 11/16"
Scales front? Mostly standardised (not maker’s) symbols for scales on front of stock e.g. A = X² (1-100) but § = generic symbol for any non-standard scale. Scales between solidi (/ /) are on the slide(s) whereas a vertical line ( | ) or reversed solidus ( \ ) + a symbol denotes scale(s) on a straight or bevelled edge. C(short),C(6 turns)
Scales back? Mostly standardised (not maker’s) symbols for scales on back of stock e.g. S = sine (5° to 90° & 85° to 0°) or sin(x) but § = generic symbol for any non-standard scale. Scales between solidi (/ /) are on the back of the slide(s). C,CI,L,R1,R2,S,T,SRT
Cursor type? Basic description (incl. material) + no. of hairlines, etc on any cursor(s) or alternative to a cursor - e.g. a stylus metal/plastic - 1 hairline
Condition? Cn where n = 0-6 based on Herman van Herwijnen’s condition/quality scale C3
Date? YYYY for year(s) of production or an approximation/range 1940s
Extras? Basic description of any accessories - e.g. case or stand + where relevant, an accreditation for image, etc square cast metal mauve-lined box with aperture for crown winder - image courtesy of Rod Lovett
Instructions? Details like “on back of rule” and/or language of instruction sheet/booklet - generic or instructions for common layouts usually not listed
Comments ? Any special or noteworthy traits + significant use-related facts + pertinent details of scales/tables in well of stock + any significant tables, etc on the back of the stock

Serial No. 14075 stamped in bulls eye on back - two milled winders - many gauge marks around outermost/peripheral ring on both sides

In-Out? MM-YYYY / MM-YYYY of the date added/left the collection or <YYYY if exact MM-YYYY no longer known <2005

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