Thomlinson's Equivalent Paper Slide Scale; J Thomlinson Limited; 1940; MT2017.3


Thomlinson's Equivalent Paper Slide Scale

About this object

Wooden slide rule: designed for the paper industry which was used to calculate the weight and volume of paper from paper size. It is made of boxwood with a mahogany base and features two slides with five scales:
A = Length in Inches
B = Breadth in Inches
C = Superficial Area in Square Inches
D = Weight in Pounds
E = Is a series of gauge points for paper sizes and conversion factors.

The local donor could not directly link this item to the Mataura Paper Mill but because of its specialist nature, there is a very high probability that this where it was used.


J Thomlinson Limited

Maker Role


Date Made


Place Made

UK, Scotland, Glasgow

Place Notes

J. Thomlinson Ltd, Publishers, Patrick Glasgow.

Inscription and Marks

Maker's mark: Thomlinson's Equivalent Paper Slide Scale


h 10 mm x l 585 mm w 80 mm

Subject and Association Keywords


Subject and Association Keywords

industry/mataura paper mill

Credit Line

From the collection of the Mataura and Districts Historical Society Incorporated.

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