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"History of the Hudson 8/9 Slide Rule"

"History of the Hudson 8/9 Slide Rule"

MIT Museum SciTech Films

Added almost 3 years ago | 01:23:46 | 3118 views

Full interview with Frank Adorney about the conception, development and fabrication of the Hudson 8 and Hudson 9 slide rule.  This rule, invented by James R. "Pop" Bland, a mathematics professor at the U.S. Naval Academy, was the pr...

"Pop Bland and the Hudson 8/9 Slide Rule"

"Pop Bland and the Hudson 8/9 Slide...

MIT Museum SciTech Films

Added almost 3 years ago | 00:04:54 | 3039 views

Excerpt from an interview with Frank Adorney about U.S. Naval Academy professor James R. "Pop" Bland and the invention of a new slide rule, the Hudson 8 and the Hudson 9, prototypes of the Keuffel & Esser Deci-Lon, the last major sli...

The Vail Collection: An Introduction

The Vail Collection: An Introduction

Library Sponsored Special Events

Added over 2 years ago | 00:03:20 | 3015 views

MIT’s Vail Collection in the MIT Libraries is among the world’s most expansive collections of material on electricity, magnetism, animal magnetism, and lighter-than-air travel. This video tells the story of how...

"Pop Bland wrote the book...literally"

"Pop Bland wrote the book...literally"

MIT Museum SciTech Films

Added almost 3 years ago | 00:01:44 | 3013 views

Excerpt from an interview with Frank Adorney about U.S. Naval Academy professor James R. "Pop" Bland and the invention of a new slide rule, the Hudson 8 and the Hudson 9, prototypes of the Keuffel & Esser Deci-Lon, the last major sli...

"Development of the Hudson 9 Slide Rule"

"Development of the Hudson 9 Slide ...

MIT Museum SciTech Films

Added almost 3 years ago | 00:02:20 | 2895 views

Excerpt from an interview with Frank Adorney about U.S. Naval Academy professor James R. "Pop" Bland and the invention of a new slide rule, the Hudson 8 and the Hudson 9, prototypes of the Keuffel & Esser Deci-Lon, the last major sli...

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