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Graphoplex:604

Graphoplex 604 Typography Cicero printing

Details of: Graphoplex - 604

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. Typography Cicero printing
Sort? L/C/D/T/W/X where L=Linear, C=circular, D=Drum, T=tubular, W=watch, X=miscellaneous (i.e. the rest) L
Construction? Basic construction form of the body i.e. Closed/solid frame or Open frame or Duplex or Other Other
Material? Basic description: ivory/bone/wood/bakelite/plastic/metal/cardboard or combinations e.g. wood/veneered, wood/painted, etc 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. 30cm
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. §,§,§,§,§,§
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).
Cursor type? Basic description (incl. material) + no. of hairlines, etc on any cursor(s) or alternative to a cursor - e.g. a stylus missing (standard plastic with 1 hairline)
Condition? Cn where n = 0-6 based on Herman van Herwijnen’s condition/quality scale C5
Date? YYYY for year(s) of production or an approximation/range 1970s
Extras? Basic description of any accessories - e.g. case or stand + where relevant, an accreditation for image, etc replacement original Graphoplex plastic maroon case - image & instructions courtesy of PHOTOCALCUL
Instructions? Details like “on back of rule” and/or language of instruction sheet/booklet - generic or instructions for common layouts usually not listed French
Booklet (PDF)? Downloadable .PDF copy of unusual or uncommon model specific instructions download
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

No slide - Cicero (old French thumb unit of measure = 27.07mm) is a typographic unit similar to a pica but with 15th century origins​

In-Out? MM-YYYY / MM-YYYY of the date added/left the collection or <YYYY if exact MM-YYYY no longer known <2000/

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