Following on from my last – nostalgic- post discussing technical scales, here are some calculation tools from the 50s.
I love the Magic Brain Computer [MBC]- for its name alone. Anyone who combines ‘magic’ and ‘computer’ has got it right as far as I’m concerned. It’s totally nerdy, but vintage nerdy! This ‘computer’ is aluminium and you use a stylus to move the columns of figures up and down- sort of like an abacus but with numerals. It comes with full operating instructions…and a smart vinyl case!
The three 10” slide rules are beautiful…and about the same vintage as the MBC. The two Sun Hemmi slide rules are bamboo laminated plastic- and the Micador is solid plastic. The two Sun Hemmi slide rules come with their original [and by the looks of them- untouched] calculation and equations piece that slides up and down the scale. All three slide rules come in their original boxes.
Totally vintage nerdy! This set is for sale: $155