A W Faber 364A

(25cm Scale, Enhanced Mannheim)

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A W Faber 364A (c1906)
Image Summary
System: Enhanced Mannheim
Specialization: -
Type: Closed frame
Material: Boxwood
Facings: Celluliod
Scale Length: 25cm No of Scales: 7
Front Length: 280mm Front Width: 27.5mm
Language: English Origin: Germany
Date: c1906
Features/Notes: Boxwood springs in well.
Unlabelled model, normal (not railway track) scales, hence 'A' suffix to the the catalogue model number.
Scales (colours as shown)
Front: A [ B, C ] D Back: [ S, L, T ]
Labels Left: - Labels Left: All, as scales
Labels Right: - Labels Right: All, as scales
Style: Normal Typeface: Serif
Extensions: - Decimals: As units between 1 & 2 on C & D
Gauge Marks: p (3.14) on A & B
M (1/p=0.318) on A & B
C (1.13) on C & D
C1 (3.57) on C & D
Rulers: inch on top edge
cm on bottom edge
cm continuation in well for longer measurements
Features/Notes: The C scale has an index mark, corresponding to Faber's W mark for reading log-log scales which are not present on this rule. In addition there are gauge marks on the A & B scales, without labels, corresponding to the 28.7 and 746 gauge marks from an electro rule. It is believed all these marks are aberations, the scales originally being intended for a precursor to the model 368 electro rule.
Stock: Single piece solid stock with 2 longitudinal slits cut in well.
Boxwood springs in the well, in the slide groove of the upper rail of the stock (DRGM 98350, 1898).
Left and right viewing cutouts with index marks, in back for reverse of slide.
Bevelled top edge, square bottom edge.
High cursor grooves both cut parallel to front face.
Shallow rebate in back .
Front, well, top and bottom edges celluloid faced.
Length x Width x Height (mm) - 280 x 33 x 9
Slide: Double sided
Celluliod faced on both sides
Front face width (mm) - 11.5
Cursor: Aluminium frame, glass pane.
Square window.
Centre riveted steel spring on top runner.
Single central full length hairline.
Width x Height (mm) - 29 x 32
Printing (colours as shown)
Stock: "A.W.FABER." and "MADE IN GERMANY." in centre of front bottom rail, sans-serif.
"Quot. +1" and "Prod. -1" on the left and right ends respectively of the front lower stock rail, sans-serif.
+|- arrow symbols on the left and right ends of the front upper stock rail.
Slide: -
Cursor: -
Labels: On back, paper table featuring conversions and mathematical and physical constants.
Box (colours as shown)
Style: Rounded L x W x D mm: 290 x 47 x 22
Material: Cardboard Colour: Black
Construction: 2 part, internal sleeve join.
Cloth covered.
Metal braced ends.
Printing: "A.W. FABER." and smaller underneath "MADE IN GERMANY." on the front.
Labels: Large advertising on back. Black on white, ornate borders.
Trace of white label with solid border on right hand end (ends damaged).
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