Felsenthal Graphical Site Table
Social Media Share Tools
- Felsenthal Instrument Co.
- This one-sided wooden instrument, similar to a slide rule, was designed in 1964 by Felsenthal Instrument Company but, according to the accession file, made at the Fort Sill Bookstore in Oklahoma. It was used to position a 155 mm howitzer armed with high-explosive M107 shells. The indicator is clear plastic with wooden edges held together with brass screws.
- The bottom of the base has a scale labeled Site and Vertical Interval. The lower right corner of the base is marked: Rule 2 (/) Apr 64. On one side, the slide has a scale for range and scales for the Target Above Gun (TAG) and Target Below Gun (TBG) with charges of 5 or 6. The other side of the slide has another scale for range and TAG/TBG scales for charges of 3, 4, and 7. Tables for the observer's position are on the left and right ends of the slide on both sides. Both sides are marked: HOW 155 mm (/) FT 155-AH-1 (/) PROJ, HE, M107 Rule 2 (/) Apr 64.
- Tables for angling guns to the left and right at various distances are printed under the slide. The back of the instrument has instructions and examples of use. The markings suggest that this rule was distributed in a white bag. Compare to 1977.1141.26, which may be an earlier version of the instrument.
- Currently not on view
- Credit Line
- Gift of Ben Wharton Rau and Margery Felsenthal Rau
- ID Number
- catalog number
- accession number
- Object Name
- slide rule
- Physical Description
- wood (overall material)
- plastic (cursor material)
- metal (part material)
- overall: 1.8 cm x 36.8 cm x 6.9 cm; 23/32 in x 14 1/2 in x 2 23/32 in
- place made
- United States: Oklahoma, Fort Sill
- See more items in
- Medicine and Science: Mathematics
- Science & Mathematics
- Slide Rules
- National Museum of American History
- Rule, Calculating
- Record ID
- Metadata Usage (text)
- GUID (Link to Original Record)
International media Interoperability Framework
IIIF provides researchers rich metadata and media viewing options for comparison of works across cultural heritage collections. Visit the IIIF page to learn more.