My mother always insisted he was a “coach driver” but no matter, from my father I inherited a love of motoring. I was born in England but apart from growing up and marrying Ros in the UK, since 1975 the family home has been in one of the famous bulb-growing areas of The Netherlands. Ros and I hold dual Dutch and British nationality - so no pre or post BREXIT problems!
I worked 25 years for an Oil Major – ending up as a Global I.T. Strategist. Retiring early, Ros and I enjoy travelling and watching our married daughter Siân’s family grow up – we have a granddaughter Zara and a grandson Owen.
By harnessing the WWW to share my collection and my published articles will, I hope, provide a useful source of information to other avid collectors or just surfing visitors to the website.
I am a member of the British Slide Rule Circle (UKSRC), the Dutch Circle for Historical Calculating Instruments (KRING) and the German Rechenschieber-Sammler-Treffen (RST) online group. I am also a Fellow, 2011 Award winner and since 2021 a Director of the American Oughtred Society.
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Eur Ing. David Rance
CEng FIMIS FBCS CITP
“Retired from work but not from life!”