Welcome to the Slide Rule Universe!
Original Artwork by: Larry Stewart, The Slide Rule Universe is a trademark of Sphere Research Corporation
IMPORTANT! Shipping Costs go UP significantly now each year,
so please see full details in our FAQ.


 At the Slide Rule Universe you can buy slide rules of all kinds
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CLICK to visit Sphere Research CorporationSphere 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!

Canada!  Updated July 2, 2014

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What's NEW on the site?Click Here to see What's New!

    CLICKUseful off-site Links I use all the time.
CLICK for Slide Rule Pins and Tie Clips!Slide Rule Pins
and Tie Clips
CLICK to see New In the Box Pickett Slide Rules!Pickett
New in the BOX
NIB Rules
CLICK to see Circular Slide Rules!Circular Slide Rules CLICK to see New In the Box Slide Rules!New In the BOX
NIB Rules
CLICK to see Used/Full Sized Slide RulesUsed Full Size Slide Rules CLICK for Cheap/Student Slide Rules!Cheap / Student Slide Rules
CLICK for Exotic Slide Rules!
Exotic Slide Rules
CLICK for Slide Rule Books!
Slide Rule Books
CLICK to see Pocket Slide Rules!Pocket Slide Rules CLICK for Drawing Tools!Drawing Tools
CLICK for Slide Rule Repair parts!Slide Rule Repair Parts CLICK for New Slide Rule Cases!New Slide Rule Cases and Stands
+ Plus, you can do all of these things:
CLICKBID in our Foo Medical Emergency Slide Rule AUCTION! NOW CLOSED, Thank you to everyone that bid!!
The 11th Annual Benefit Auction is NOW CLOSED for 2013!!
Drop by and BID!!
CLICKLEARN to USE & CLEAN your slide rule, lessons and manuals
CLICKTOUR our vast slide rule maker / style ARCHIVES
CLICKVISIT other sites & people on the web
CLICKBUILD a slide rule from scratch, even Log Log rules
CLICKUNDERSTAND HOW + WHY a slide works
CLICKSLIDE RULE SOFTWARE (What?) great free learning tools
CLICKLooking for a Field's (Feild's) Hydraulic Calculator?
   We finally found some for you!


Got Some Questions? We have the answers!
Please see our
CLICK HEREFAQ

CAUTION!Slide Rule Collecting can be addictive!
See this important product warning!

Another Larry Stewart Original!
ALL ABOUT SHIPPING + ORDERING
You can order anything here just by picking up the phone, and calling (250) 769-1834 during normal office hours, 8:30AM to 4:30PM PST, or FAX to (250) 769-4106. OR, Email your order to Susan CLICKHERE.


Shipping*SHIPPING: Preferred and Alternate Methods as of June 4, 2013, CLICK for FULL DETAILS ON OUR FAQ Page. Rates are now changing rapidy, often with little notice to us, so all the data has been transferred to the FAQ page for speedy updating.

* E-Mail Susan if you want a quote for shipping to other destinations, or for something heavy. Sorry, we can't safely send most individual small parts in a regular letter envelope, they get destroyed by the automated handling equipment. Sometimes we can ship very rugged parts in a small padded envelope by letter post. Ask Susan.

*There is a packing charge for large or heavy equipment, see the FAQ for details.

*If we have your valid data on file, you can just click on the ORDER email link to place an order and indicate your approval to bill, and we will do the rest. We keep your active information for ONE YEAR for your convenience.

*If this is the first time you have dealt with us, you can phone +1 (250) 769-1834 or FAX +1 (250) 769-4106 to supply the billing info, or send it by the email link, as you prefer. We accept VISA/MC, international money order, Paypal (to Susan@Okanagan.net), and bank wire transfer. Please note that there are transaction fees with Paypal and wire transfer payments, the wire transfer fee is frankly horrifying, $50.

We accept VISA/MC or international money order

ELECTRONIC STUFF
CLICK to see Parts By the FootCLICKCLICK to SEE!
 Parts by the Foot!
Now OPEN, our PRODUCTION PARTS WAREHOUSE
Literally millions of parts available at great prices!
CLICK to visit the parts warehouse! CLICKCLICK HERE
CLICKTo Visit The Parts Section
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We have totally FREE stuff!
Yes, it's FREE!

Keep in mind, in 50 years, the computer you are using to view this webpage will be landfill, but your trusty slide rule will just be nicely broken in!
     Our SRU Mascot      Notable Visitors:
Whenever you see Robby the Robot, you can click on him to return to this navigation page! Joe Pasquale, Visitor 100,000!
Chris Redding, Visitor 150,000!
Kelley Durski, Visitor 200,000!
Mike Yancey, Visitor 250,000!
Mark Lukey, Visitor 300,000!
Tommy Frandsen, Visitor 350,000!
Mike Wei, Visitor 400,000!
Michael Rowley, Visitor 500,000!
Ron A. Knapp, Visitor 550,000!
Charles F. Crizer Jr., Visitor 750,000!
Richard Guy, Visitor 800,000!
Steve Kay, Visitor 900,000!
Sean R. Wilkinson, Visitor 950,000!
Giovanni Breda, the 1 Millionth Visitor!
Michele T. Mazzucato, Visitor 1,050,000!

Capture the page counter at a 50K/100K interval, and get your name up here!

From the Oughtred Society:
BACK IN STOCK!
CLICK to SEE!
The First Edition Oughtred Society Slide Rule Reference Manual is SOLD OUT, but the Second Edition copies (with all corrections are now in STOCK!! Click on the book cover at left to see the details, and order your copy. Richly illustrated with 97 color photographs, it is suitable for everyone from new beginners to long time collectors, with an amazing collection of useful and attractive information.
CLICK HERE to seeCLICK to see the Oughtred Society Slide Rule Reference Manual Second Edition Preview!
Visit the Doument Server! Visit our amazing document server when you have a chance. Everything from Quotes and SciFi to Business and Ethics.

At the SLIDE RULE UNIVERSE, we have all kinds of information about slide rules (or sliderules, and sliderulers, if you prefer) including lessons, maker's archives, links and an on-line marketplace, spare parts page and even an auction.
Other Places to go in the Slide Rule Universe, people to see....
CLICK to Learn about your slide rule!Learn to operate and care for your slide rule with these on line manuals and directions. Learn what scales mean, how to use them and how to restore or keep your slide rules in good condition.
CLICK to visit the Slide Rule Archives!Tour our extensive archives of slide rule manufacturers and models from all over the world. Find out who made what, and what became of them after they stopped making slide rules. See how slide rules survive today in the form of slide charts still made in the millions annually.
CLICK to visit our LINKSVisit other slide rule places on the web with more slide rule data and information. From personal collections on line to (yes, it's really true) the international slide rule owners and collectors organization, the Oughtred Society.
CLICK to visit the MarketplaceNice things people have said about us in print and on TV, see the original articles. We always appreciate it!
CLICK to visit the Test Equipment Site!Visit our TEST EQUIPMENT site everything from Scopes, CRT's and DMM's to nixie tubes, HP and Tektronix spare parts. A little electronic something for everybody.

NEED a new BOXED slide rule for school, graduation or for a holiday gift ?
CLICK HERE to go to the New Boxed PickettsLOOK HERE for Picketts
CLICK HERE to go to the Other NIB RulesHERE for Other NIB rules
CLICK HERE to go to the CHEAP RulesHERE for inexpensive starter slide rules!


Customs can be very unpredictable, so to avoid unhappy shipping delays, please order rules for gifts as early as possible. We will happily ship FedEx for overnight or second day delivery if you are in a hurry.
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Created by the ad hoc Godzilla Graphics Group Site Design & contents copyright 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2013, 2014 by Walter Shawlee 2 & the ad hoc Godzilla Graphics Group. The Slide Rule Universe top banner artwork created by Larry Stewart.
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Sphere Research has been around since 1992, and does most of its business doing contract research and development for customers in everything from complex system controls and human factors to industrial automation. We also have odd corporate interests, like restoring test equipment, and of all things, investigating slide rules, the most fascinating of all engineering marvels...

At this site, you can get detailed information and buy rules from manufacturers all over the world, including K+E (Keuffel + Esser), Pickett, POST, Hemmi, Sama and Etani, Gilson, Graphoplex, Dietzgen, Concise, Aristo, Shanghai/Flying Fish, Otis King, Sterling, Acu-Math, Diwa, Blundell, Faber-Castell, Nestler, Staedtler-Mars and more. We have collected data, rules and photographs from all over the world and with the help and research efforts of many people, put them together here for you in one (hopefully) easy to navigate location.

Want to buy a rule, but you live far away from us in Canada? Don't worry, we have shipped slide rules to:

USA, UK, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Sweden, Italy, Brazil, Mexico, Norway, Switzerland, Peru, Chile, Singapore, Phillipines, Australia, New Zealand, Spain, Netherlands, Venezuela, and yes, actually to Antarctica!



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