Memorabilia Monday: Engineers’ Dance Card



We have a whole box in the memorabilia collection filled with dance cards. Over the next few weeks, we’ll be featuring some.

This dance card is unique among the lot. Because of the type of dance, the organizers created a slide rule. The individual dances even play with engineering jargon, “D-Valve Slide” and “Armature Slip.”

Here’s the slide rule in action.


As these things sometimes go, I looked up the name of the donor, which was Florence Powars who went on to marry Fred Stancliff. If you notice, he got a lot of dances on November 10th.

If you want to read more about the romance between Florence and Fred, please see this website created by their granddaughter.

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