Rising (Ex)Aspirations

6 May 2008

Uh, er….

At the end of April, I reported

A few years ago, I got it into my head to collect working Mannheim slide-rule tie-clips. I believe that, as of to-day, I have secured at least one complete exemplar of every variety of such that was made for resale.
Yester-day, the clip whose acquisition I was celebrating arrived. It is of a somewhat different variety than any of my previous acquisitions, which is in-and-of-itself a good thing. But I had used the word complete advisedly. I have a slide-rule tie-clip that is missing the indicator (the clear, sliding thing used to check just how the graduated pieces line-up) with which it was originally sold. I was expecting a complete exemplar of the same variety. Instead, I have one that is altogether new to my collection.

So there is at least one sort of which I continue to lack a satisfactory example.

Tags: , ,

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.