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William Langley: Carpenter Timber

William Langley Carpenter Timber Desktop Coggeshall

Details of: William Langley - Carpenter Timber

Type? Usually a generic name preceded by the form if not standard linear length - e.g. Pocket Enhanced Mannheim. For special models often supplemented by its function/use - e.g. meteorology. Sometimes a suffix is needed to distinguish between different versions - e.g. early or late. Desktop Coggeshall
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 Duplex
Material? Basic description: ivory/bone/wood/bakelite/plastic/metal/cardboard or combinations e.g. wood/veneered, wood/painted, etc wood/brass
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. 22"
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. inch (reversed) | A / B,B / § | inch
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). inch | AI / B,B / A | inch (reversed)
Cursor type? Basic description (incl. material) + no. of hairlines, etc on any cursor(s) or alternative to a cursor - e.g. a stylus none - not needed
Condition? Cn where n = 0-6 based on Herman van Herwijnen’s condition/quality scale C2
Date? YYYY for year(s) of production or an approximation/range of years c1903
Extras? Basic description of any accessories - e.g. case or stand + where relevant, an accreditation for image, etc
Instructions? Details like “on back of rule” and/or language of instruction sheet/booklet - generic or instructions for common layouts usually not listed English courtesy of Ron Manley
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

Rare duplex Coggeshall with 4–40 GIRT LINE for volumes of round timber + 2 sets of brass gauge pins (marked 0,16, 8 & 8,16, 0 respectfully) for round, 8 or 16 sided timber + INVERTED LINE (AI scale) for volumes of rectangular timber - compared to Dring & Fage version layout front & back reversed

In-Out? MM-YYYY / MM-YYYY of the date added/left the collection or <YYYY if exact MM-YYYY no longer known 10-2016/

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Carpenter Timber Desktop Coggeshall