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Know Your States Volvelle for Tip Top Bread. Enriched Tip Top Bread..[1959]
Know Your States Volvelle for Tip Top Bread. Enriched Tip Top Bread..[1959]
Price: $60.00

A vibrant colorful volvelle created by Enriched Tip Top Bread, both to advertise their bread and also teach the user interesting facts about the individual states. This double sided volvelle, has five openings on each side that reveals a fact about each state as you turn the wheel. For each state you learn its nickname, population, size in square miles, capitol, state flower, and what it is noted for. For example the state of Wisconsin, aka the Badger State, is noted for vegetables, dairying, furs and iron. The volvelle is double side as it only twenty-four states on each side of the wheel. The background of the volvelle has an image of the Statue of Liberty against the night sky. Each side of the wheel has a box of quick facts about Alaska and Hawaii with the note that their admission to statehood is pending. At the base of the volvelle is  Tip Top Bread's motto "If it's still fresher than TIP-TOP -it's still in the oven!" Measures 5 1/4" x 4 1/2". more info
1958 Quick-Chek Trouble Finder. Reliable Selection..1958
1958 Quick-Chek Trouble Finder. Reliable Selection..1958
Price: $65.00

A volvelle designed by the Reliable Selection Company that allowed the user to diagnose what Radio Tube within their TV was malfunctioning as "80% of your TV troubles are tubes. Save money on unnecessary service calls with this amazing dial wheel." A TV radio tube would translate the received signal into a picture on the screen as well as the audio, and generally speaking their were a variety of tubes housed within a television that translated different parts of the signal, be it sound or visual. This volvelle had 28 (14 on each side) ways a TV could be malfunctioning due to a faulty tube. The volvelle had three die cut openings: the first is in a shape of a TV that provides an illustration of the type of error one might see on the screen, such as 'snow' or wavy lines, the second opening was immediately below that and had a written description corresponding to the above illustration of not only how the screen was malfunction, but possible corresponding sound issues as well, the third and last opening was on the bottom have of the volvelle, and listed the corresponding tubes that might need to be replaced to fix the malfunction Printed in three colors withdetailed instructions on using the volvelle and changing a TV tube. It proclaims, "Can you change a light bulb?... Then you can change a tube!". Accompanying this text are two illustrations, one on each side. The first one is of the box the tubes come in, and the second is of what looks like to be a type of vending machine, which has emblazoned on it "Do it Yourself!  TV Radio Tubes Quik-Chek Tester". At the top of the wheel is hole so that one could hang it on the wall. Measures 7 1/4" (diameter).. more info
B.F. McDonald Co. Double Sided Insta-Aid - First Aid at a Glance Volvelle or Wheel. Davis Emergency Equipment Co., Inc.Newark.1932
B.F. McDonald Co. Double Sided Insta-Aid - First Aid at a Glance Volvelle or Wheel. Davis Emergency Equipment Co., Inc.Newark.1932
Price: $85.00

A 4" volvelle printed on both sides with assistance for twenty (20) emergency situations from  Asphyxiation and Alcohol Posiging to Arteries Bleeding, Fractures, Heat Exhaustion and Wounds. Each side include two die-cuts  one for the injury and the other for Symptoms and Treatment.  One side has an illustrations  depicting a skeleton with the vascular system, denoting Arteries and Points of Pressure for Controlling Hemorrhages.  This side also includes  basic eight (8) points of first aid for most vascular related first aid.  The reverse illustrates Artificial Respirations along with the information on the wheels. In original sleeve. . more info
Selick Krigstein Mono-Rote-Kriculator. Merriam Paper Co. .New York.1938
Selick Krigstein Mono-Rote-Kriculator. Merriam Paper Co. .New York.1938
Price: $100.00

A three-layer volvelle made by the Merriam Paper Co. meant to help determine the equivalent weight, count or bulk between two different sizes of paper bundles. The wheels have four different color-coded sections: yellow, green, white, and tan. On the front of the volvelle, in the center there is an example given to show one how to use the wheel. On the back there are four different sets of instructions on how to use the wheel to determine count, bulk, weight, and reductions. Diameter 8".. more info
US Naval Training Device Center Hand Semaphore Trainer Volvelle. Huntington Specialties Company..1964
US Naval Training Device Center Hand Semaphore Trainer Volvelle. Huntington Specialties Company..1964
Price: $110.00

A volvelle for "hand semaphone" or otherwise known as flag semaphone, which is a telegraphy system used to convey information across distances by means of visual signals. While the system can be used with bare or gloved hands, generally speaking flags or flashlights (at night) are used. Produced for the US Naval Training Device Center by the Huntington Specialties Company, this two side volvelle has instructions both for signaling and receiving hand semaphone. As one turns the wheel the the sailors 'arms' reflect the proper signal for each letter in the alphabet. For some reason they are 29 letters on each side as three letters (D, R, and L) are repeated. Measures 4 1/4" x 4".. more info
 3 Volvelles from Educational Series. Dvorine, Israel.Baltimore MD.[1928]
3 Volvelles from Educational Series. Dvorine, Israel.Baltimore MD.[1928]
Price: $150.00

Three (3) different 3 1/2" x 7" early learning educational volvelles with mirror images  both sides. They include a circus that various animals occupy, a magician's box with different objects appearing and disappearing and a fish tank with various tropical fish.  Marked B14, B24 and B 37. more info
 The Baseball Batting Averager, Finds Averages in a Jiffy, A Volvelle . Atlantic Specialties Company.Boston, MA.1950
The Baseball Batting Averager, Finds Averages in a Jiffy, A Volvelle . Atlantic Specialties Company.Boston, MA.1950
Price: $175.00

A volvelle or wheel that helps the user find the batting average of any baseball player "in a jiffy". The user needs to turn the wheel until the arrow is pointing to the the number of times a player was at bat, this number appears through the opening on the top disk. Then one can read the battling average of the player on the top disk directly opposite the number of hits made, which is on the bottom disk. The volvelle can calculate the batting average of a player, as long as they have been at bat between 35 to 640 times. In the center of the volvelle is a black and white illustration of a man at bat, swinging and missing the ball, with the catcher and umpire behind him. The back of the volvelle is blank with the exception of a stamped "39 cents". Dated through "Catalogue of Copyright Entries: Third Series", which is a book found on Google Books that lists the copyrights of items by year. Measures 8 1/4" (diameter). more info
Multiple scenes -  In all Climates - A Dubonnet Restores. ..
Multiple scenes - In all Climates - A Dubonnet Restores. ..
Price: $225.00

A 7" x 7" volvelle or wheel depicting a big game hunter as he traverses as he rounds the world being refreshed by Dubonnet where ever he goes.  The illustration has him seated at a table requesting a Dubonnet with his leashed prey sitting near by.  Six (6) two part scenes of him wrestling an animal and then refreshing with Dubonnet. Suggests it should be served with quinine water. Souvenir de l'Exposition Coloniale.. more info
 Calendrier Perpetuel with - Perpetual Calendar - Double Wheel  Volvelle with 7 Points of Information. Maglia.Lyon, France.[1810]
Calendrier Perpetuel with - Perpetual Calendar - Double Wheel Volvelle with 7 Points of Information. Maglia.Lyon, France.[1810]
Price: $600.00

Allegorical hand colored engraving titled "et au passage des Celestins" (passengers of Celestins) depicting a gondola with a mermaid figurehead on mast manned by Cupid while Satin sits at the back of the craft. with three women representing nature at center with  an elderly nun warming her hands above two flaming hearts at the temple of Hymen. A tower in the background is captioned "love makes time go by" followed by "the time to pass Seasons".  There are seven (7) active calendar points including  one for the date and day of the week,  the month, the Zodiac sign, the length of day, sunset, length of night, sunrise.  There is an opening in the back of the frame allowing access to the wheels to make the adjustments.  There are two (2) additional cut-outs that seem to serve no purpose. Housed in 9" x 11" wooden frame.. more info
Palmer's Computing Scale (Volvelle Slide Rule...). ..1843 copyright.
Palmer's Computing Scale (Volvelle Slide Rule...). ..1843 copyright.
Price: $950.00

Engraved Georghe G. Smith, Boston MA.  Stereotyped by T. S. Sprague, Hartford CT. An 11" x 11" board with applied stock with an 8 3/8" in diameter volvelle on the front.  Decorative boarder designs. In simplest terms this Computing Scale is circular slide rule. It allows one to solve a multitude of mathematical problems with the turn of the wheel.  The Numbers on this Scale are arranged according to their Logarithmic Value; and occupy the same relations to each other in space that they do in value. The reverse side presents the Directions for Using This Scale and includes summary for use for an array mathematical calculations ranging from multiplication, division, interest, cubic feet in a block of granite, geering of wheels and many others. . References - Aaron Palmer's Computing Scale" and "John E. Fuller's Circular Slide Rules," Colorado College Publication: Engineering Series 1 (1909): 111122; Bobby Feazel, "Palmer's Computing Scale," Journal of the Oughtred Society 3, no. 1 (1994): 917; 4, no. 1 (1995): 58. more info