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|Sphere Research Corporation|
3394 Sunnyside Rd.
West Kelowna, BC, Canada V1Z 2V4
Phone: +1 (250) 769-1834
FAX:+1 (250) 769-4106
A great source for test equipment, repairs, calibrations, useful metrology information, and of course, SLIDE RULES!
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To make your life easier, and help you find exactly what you want, we have broken the on-line slide rule catalogs into smaller sections. Just CLICK on the PICTURE below of the slide rule you are looking for, to see the related catalog. You can order any slide rule here just by picking up the phone, and calling (250) 769-1834 during normal office hours, PST. We process VISA/MC orders immediately.
You can also send your order data by email (if you think it's safe), or by FAX at: (250) 769-4106. You can also place your order, and send in the payment by mail.
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|Quick Links||Slide Rules for Sale! Sorted by Type|
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|NEW IN BOX, or MINT IN BOX SLIDE RULES
Fresh off the WAYBACK machine. Just a few. Amazing, but true, we still have BRAND NEW slide rules. These are disappearing quickly. We have so many different kinds just now, we have split them into Pickett and Non-Pickett pages, for quicker viewing.
Don't miss your chance
just as they looked in 1972. When these last few lots disappear, we do not expect to ever see any more at these very low prices. We have pooled resources from collectors all over the world to bring you this rich and varied assortment, but for many types, the quantities are low, and they will soon be gone forever. Featuring POST, PICKETT, UNIQUE, DIETZGEN, BLUNDELL. Note, also see the CIRCULAR section for more NEW circular rules.
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|CIRCULAR SLIDE RULES
The always elusive circular rules, fascinating, but they just don't last very long. Just a few new ones still available from Concise/Sama + Etani and Hemmi. Don't miss this unusual find!
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|ON-LINE SLIDE RULE AUCTIONA monthly SR Universe feature, this site has slide rules and other related treats for auction. Fascinating and fun, could be your chance to get a fabulous treat for only a song. Duke it out over the net.
NEW Auction twice a year, for the local Food Bank!
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|4"/5"/6" POCKET SLIDE RULES
My favorite - computing pocket rockets. Small and elegant rules with lots of power. This section changes frequently, and we often have a pocket rule in the AUCTION, or in the PICKETT NEW IN BOX section as well. There are both new and used rules here.
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|10"/12" USED FULL SIZE SLIDE RULES
Powerhouse 10" duplex rules to Mannheims. Great working or collecting rules in the standard full size format. Deci-lons, Versalogs, Deci-trigs and Polyphase rules live here. These rules are not new, but are cleaned, overhauled and restored as needed, and in very good condition. Find the rule you used to have in school!
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|EXOTIC SLIDE RULES, Chinese Abacus, ETC.
You just never know what you may find here.
Giant 20" Rules, and unusual special functions and seldom seen manufacturers from all over the world.
Many unusual and unique items for those tired of just C and D scales.
Click to SEE Drawing and Measuring Tools
|Drawing and Measuring Tools
All kinds of fascinating items from Rapidograph and Leroy pens to chain rules, Lufkin caliper-rules, compass sets and architectural templates. Too interesting to miss! Makes like Koh-i-noor, K+E, POST, Dietzgen, Lufkin, Charvois, Pickett, Lietz and more.
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|SLIDE RULE CASES and Tie Pins
Need a new case for that slide rule? We have had custom cases made that fit most duplex and mannheim rules, and offer far more protection and wear resistance than the original factory cases. Have a look!
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|SLIDE RULE REPAIR PARTS
We finally have a good selection of repair parts for both sale and trade! Fix that sad, busted rule, and make it look new again. Got some extra parts to put in the exchange pool?
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|LOW COST (CHEAP) SLIDE RULES
Inexpensive slide rules for training or collecting. Great first rules for bargain prices. These come and go very quickly, so check here regularly to see what's in stock. Need something simple and inexpensive to get started, or just to see how they work? This is the place! We had over 1,500 last year, just a few hundred left.
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|SLIDE RULE BOOKS
Quality slide rule books and manuals. We also have unlisted K+E soft cover manuals for some rules, ask about one with a slide rule! (NOT sold separately). Lots of new Faber-Castell and Hemmi vintage manuals, including some rare ones just in! We have MANY new books coming, email in your requests.
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