Slide Rules


The slide rule is still the iconic, archetypal instrument of engineers even if most use calculators or computers to do their work today. View an installation of dozens of slide rules, from a Mickey Mouse rule to a braille rule and many styles, designs, and sizes in between. You don’t have to know a single thing about trigonometry or calculus to appreciate the ingenious design of these instruments and how important they have been to history.

On view on the second floor at the top of the stairs.