Report on Nestler's Automatic Logarithmic Dividing Machine and Other Targets
BIOS Intelligence Report. Final No. 1254. British Intelligence Objectives Sub-Committee (BIOS). 1946.
** An important report with large emphasis on Nestler's automatic dividing machine used in the production of high-quality engineering slide-rules but with additional information on other advanced engineering tools.
Duplicated typewritten report in English, 10 x 7.5 inches, 25 x 19 cms. 50 pages, numerous phographs and illustrations.
Very good in original stapled card wrappers.
Albert Nestler AG, of Lahr Baden, was a leading company in the production of slide rules. "... this [Nestler] Logarithmic Dividing Machine is one of the finest in the world for accurately engraving slide rule scales ..."
The extensive Nestler museum website at sliderulemuseum.com/Nestler.htm records that their No.37 Electro model, first manufactured in 1941, was used by rocket scientists Sergei Korolev of the USSR and Wehrner von Braun of Germany and later the USA.
This same report is also notable for providing an extensive account, with photographs, of the Walther, Ott, Knorbrush differential and integrating apparatus which was used for calculating the track of the V2 weapon.