Hemmi Slide Rule Catalogue Raisonne
Scales on Hemmi
We have modernized
the scale names on stadia slide rules but the M1 and M2
scales remain mysterious to non-surveyors. Here is a description of
the front scales on Hemmi stadia rules, models 90 - 96. Note that
there are two calculating scales on the bottom edge of the rule.
- L: Standard linear
scale for determining common logarithms. Value on this scale = Log(value
on D scale).
- C1: Logarithmic
1-10. Duplicate of D scale on lower stator. We have called this
- M1: Set Q (in the range 5o46'
to 45o) on the leftmost 2/3 of this scale; read the value of
SinQCosQ on the C2
= C scale. Set Q (in the range 45o to 0o)
on the rightmost 1/3 of this scale; read the value of Cos2Q from the C2
= C scale.
- M2: Set Q (in the range 35'40"
to 5o46') on this scale; read the value of SinQCosQ on the C2
= C scale.
- C2: Logarithmic
1-10. Like D but on movable slide. Just "C" in modern nomenclature.
- D: Logarithmic
- A: Logarithmic
1-100. Value on this scale = (value on D scale)2.
- K: (Bottom edge
of rule, read from a pointer aligned with center hairline.) Logarithmic
1-1000. Value on this scale = (value on D scale)3.
- IA: (Bottom edge of rule;
read from offset pointer.) Logarithmic 100-1. Modern notation
would call this scale "A inverted" or "AI." Value on this scale =
1 / (value on D scale)2. Pointer offset varies from model to
model; on model 90 (10") the corresponding value on the D scale is read
from the rightmost hairline; on model 96 (20") it is read from the center