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Instruments for Science, 1800-1914: Scientific Trade Catalogs in Smithsonian Collections
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Standard Company Name: Cooke Optics Ltd.
Company Name: Messrs. T. Cooke & Sons' (Limited)
Title: Illustrated Catalogue / of Objectives, Telescopes, Equatorials, Observatories, Transit Instruments, Spectroscopes, Driving Clocks, Chronographs, Micrometers, and other Astronomical and Scientific Instruments.
Imprint: England (London: 1900)
Pagination and Size: 72 p.; 28 x 19 cm
Material Type and Language: Trade catalogs; English
Instrument Types: Instruments represented: astronomical instruments
Notes: Item Number: 51669. Includes index; prices; foldout pages of equatorial mountings.
Subject Area: Astronomy ; Spectroscopy ; Optics
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Standard Company Name: Cambridge Scientific Instrument Company
Company Name: The Cambridge Scientific Instrument Company, Ltd.
Title: Telescope and Scale
Imprint: England (Cambridge: 19--)
Pagination and Size: 1 p.; 26 x 16 cm
Material Type and Language: Fliers; English
Instrument Types: Instruments represented: telescopes and scales
Notes: Item Number: 51686. No 29; Includes price; description of instruments.
Subject Area: Astronomy ; Physics
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Standard Company Name: Charles Chevalier
Company Name: Charles-Chevalier
Title: Catalogue Explicatif et Illustré des Instruments d'Optique et de Météorologie Usuelles
Imprint: France (Paris: 1860)
Pagination and Size: 48 p.; 24 x 15 cm
Material Type and Language: Trade catalogs; French
Instrument Types: Instruments represented: telescopes, barometers and binoculars
Notes: Item Number: 51671. Includes preface; table of contents; prices.
Subject Area: Optics ; Meteorology ; Astronomy
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Standard Company Name: Astronomical Instrument Works (Dublin, Ireland)
Company Name: Astronomical Instrument Works (Sir Howard Grubb manufacturer)
Title: AnIllustrated Catalogue of Astronomical Instruments, Observatories, etc.
Imprint: Ireland (Dublin: 1888)
Pagination and Size: 29 p.; 27 x 21 cm
Material Type and Language: Trade catalogs; English
Instrument Types: Instruments represented: telescopes, transits and micrometers
Notes: Item Number: 51620. Includes prices; observatory installations; description and use of instruments.
Subject Area: Astronomy ; Optics
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Standard Company Name: Secretan (Firm)
Company Name: G. Secretan
Title: Cercle Méridien / Destiné aux Explorateurs et aux Géographes
Imprint: France (Paris: 18--)
Pagination and Size: 25 p.; 24 x 16 cm
Material Type and Language: Trade catalogs; French
Instrument Types: Instrument represented: circle meridian
Notes: Item Number: 51622. Includes prices; description of instrument; pictures; all pages not numbered.
Subject Area: Surveying ; Astronomy
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Standard Company Name: Syndicat des constructeurs en instruments d'optique & de précision (France)
Company Name: Syndicat des Construeteurs en Instruments d'Optique & Précision
Title: L'Industrie Francaise des Instruments de Précision
Imprint: France (Paris: 1901-1902)
Pagination and Size: 275 p.; 25 x 18 cm
Material Type and Language: Trade catalogs; French
Instrument Types: Instruments represented: telescopes, balances and microscopes
Notes: Item Number: 51731. Includes tables of content; Introduction; description of instruments..
Subject Area: Optics ; Astronomy ; Microscopy
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Standard Company Name: Secretan (Firm)
Company Name: Secretan
Title: Catalogue et Prix des Instruments / D'Optique, de Physique, de Chimie, de Mathématiques, d'Astronomie et de Marine
Imprint: France (Paris: 1862)
Pagination and Size: 160 p.; 23 x 15 cm
Material Type and Language: Trade catalogs; French
Instrument Types: Instruments represented: barometers, balances and alcohol lamps
Notes: Item Number: 51738. Includes preface; index; prices; exposition awards.
Subject Area: Physics ; Chemistry ; Astronomy
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Standard Company Name: Charles Chevalier
Company Name: Charles-Chevalier
Title: Catalogue Explicatif et Illustré des Instruments de Physique Experimentale, D'Optique Expérimentale, Chimie, Astronomie, Minéralogie, Chirurgie, etc., etc.
Imprint: France (Paris: 1861)
Pagination and Size: 152 p.; 23 x 15 cm
Material Type and Language: Trade catalogs; French
Instrument Types: Instruments represented: physical, acoustical and optical instruments
Notes: Item Number: 51743. Includes preface; index; prices; history of company ownership; exposition awards.
Subject Area: Physics ; Optics ; Astronomy
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Standard Company Name: August Stendicke
Company Name: Aug. Stendicke
Title: Illustrated & Descriptive Catalogue of Optical Instruments
Imprint: United States (New York, NY: 189-)
Pagination and Size: 32 p.; 24 x 15 cm
Material Type and Language: Trade catalogs; English
Instrument Types: Instruments represented: telescopes and microscopes
Notes: Item Number: 51746. Includes preface; prices.
Subject Area: Optics ; Astronomy ; Microscopy
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Standard Company Name: John A. Brashear Company Ltd.
Company Name: John A. Brashear Company, Ltd.
Title: Catalogue / Optical, Physical, Astrophysical and Astronomical Instruments
Imprint: United States (Pittsburgh, PA: 1911)
Pagination and Size: 48 p.; 23 x 16 cm
Material Type and Language: Trade catalogs; English
Instrument Types: Instruments represented: telescopes, spectroscopes and photometers
Notes: Item Number: 51747. Includes an introduction; prices and price list; photographs of Instrument; photographs of installed equipment.
Subject Area: Astronomy ; Optics ; Spectroscopy
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Standard Company Name: John A. Brashear Company Ltd.
Company Name: John A. Brashear Company, Ltd.
Title: Catalogue Optical, Physical, Astrophysical and Astronomical Instruments
Imprint: United States (Allegheny, PA: 1906)
Pagination and Size: 44 p.; 23 x 16 cm
Material Type and Language: Trade catalogs; English
Instrument Types: Instruments represented: telescopes, spectroscopes and astronomical cameras
Notes: Item Number: 51774. Includes introduction; prices.
Subject Area: Astronomy ; Spectroscopy ; Photography
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Standard Company Name: Bardou & Son
Company Name: Bardou & Son
Title: TheTelescopes of Bardou & Son
Imprint: France (Paris: 1911)
Pagination and Size: 30 p.; 24 x 17 cm
Material Type and Language: Trade catalogs; English
Instrument Types: Instruments represented: telescopes
Notes: Item Number: 51784. Includes introduction; description of instrument; prices; quick reference index.
Subject Area: Astronomy ; Optics
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Standard Company Name: Bardou & Son
Company Name: Bardou & Son
Title: TheTelescopes of Bardou & Son
Imprint: France (Paris: 1911)
Pagination and Size: 30 p.; 24 x 17 cm
Material Type and Language: Trade catalogs; English
Instrument Types: Instruments represented: telescopes
Notes: Item Number: 51785. Includes introduction; description of instrument; prices; quick reference index; importers & manufacturers agents; wholesale price list inserted.
Subject Area: Astronomy ; Optics
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Standard Company Name: Frederick W. Simms
Company Name: Frederick W. Simms
Title: ATreatise on the Principal Mathematical Instruments / Employed in Surveying, Levelling, & Astronomy: explaining their Construction, Adjustments and use.
Imprint: United States (Baltimore, MD: 1844)
Pagination and Size: 150 p.; 23 x 15 cm
Material Type and Language: Trade catalogs; English
Instrument Types: Instruments represented: theodolites, sextants and levels
Notes: Item Number: 51787. Includes prefaces; contents; appendix; tables.
Subject Area: Mathematical Instruments ; Surveying ; Astronomy
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Standard Company Name: Karl Fritsch
Company Name: Karl Fritsch, vrom. Prokesch
Title: Illustriertes Preis-Verzeichniss / der Astronomischen und Optischen Instrumente
Imprint: Austria (Wien: 1882)
Pagination and Size: 63 p.; 24 x 16 cm
Material Type and Language: Trade catalogs; German
Instrument Types: Instruments represented: telescopes, microscopes and eye glasses
Notes: Item Number: 51793. Includes description of instruments; prices.
Subject Area: Optics ; Astronomy ; Microscopy
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Standard Company Name: Cooke Optics Ltd.
Company Name: T. Cooke & Sons
Title: Illustrated Catalogue of Telescopes, Observatories, Transit Instruments, Spectroscopes, Theodolites, Levels, Levelling Staves, Clinometers and other Astronomical and Scientific Instruments
Imprint: England (York: 1886)
Pagination and Size: 56 p.; 27 x 19 cm
Material Type and Language: Trade catalogs; English
Instrument Types: Instruments represented: telescopes, theodolites and levels
Notes: Item Number: 52498. Includes description of instruments; prices; index; Photograph of telescope inserted.
Subject Area: Astronomy ; Spectroscopy ; Surveying
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Standard Company Name: Boston Optical Works
Company Name: Boston Optical Works
Title: Microscopes and Telescopes
Imprint: United States (Boston, MA: 1883)
Pagination and Size: 25 p.; 24 x 15 cm
Material Type and Language: Trade catalogs; English
Instrument Types: Instruments represented: microscopes and telescopes
Notes: Item Number: 52504. Includes instructions for purchase; description of instruments; instructions for use of instruments; prices; testimonials; medal awards.
Subject Area: Microscopy ; Astronomy
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Standard Company Name: C.A. Steinheil Söhne
Company Name: C.A. Steinheil Söhne Optical and Astronomical Works
Title: Price-List of Astronomical and Physical Instruments
Imprint: Germany (Munich: 1907)
Pagination and Size: 84 p.; 25 x 18 cm
Material Type and Language: Trade catalogs; English
Instrument Types: Instruments represented: telescopes, prisms and binoculars
Notes: Item Number: 52507. Includes terms of purchase; contents; telescopic objectives; prices; list of illustrations; Index.
Subject Area: Physics ; Optics ; Astronomy
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Standard Company Name: Warner & Swasey
Company Name: The Warner & Swasey Company
Title: TheWarner & Swasey Prism Binocular
Imprint: United States (Cleveland, OH: 19--)
Pagination and Size: 32 p.; 12 x 5 cm
Material Type and Language: Trade catalogs; English
Instrument Types: Instruments represented: binoculars
Notes: Item Number: 52510. Includes prices; product description.
Subject Area: Optics ; Astronomy
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Standard Company Name: Warner & Swasey
Company Name: The Warner & Swasey Company
Title: TheWarner & Swasey Prism Field Glass
Imprint: United States (Cleveland, OH: 19--)
Pagination and Size: 29 p.; 12 x 5 cm
Material Type and Language: Trade catalogs; English
Instrument Types: Instruments represented: field glasses
Notes: Item Number: 52511. Includes prices; product description.
Subject Area: Optics ; Astronomy
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Standard Company Name: Warner & Swasey
Company Name: The Warner & Swasey Company
Title: TheWarner & Swasey Prism Binocular / Powerful as a Telescope-Small as an Opera Glass
Imprint: United States (Cleveland, OH: 1904)
Pagination and Size: 4 p.; 23 x 15 cm
Material Type and Language: Fliers; English
Instrument Types: Instruments represented: binoculars
Notes: Item Number: 52512. Includes prices; product description.
Subject Area: Optics ; Astronomy
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Standard Company Name: Cooke Optics Ltd.
Company Name: T. Cooke & Sons' (limited)
Title: Illustrated Catalogue of Objectives, Telescopes, Equatorials, Observatories, Transit Instruments, Spectroscopes, Driving Clocks, Chronographs, Micrometers and other Astronomical and Scientific Instruments
Imprint: England (London & York: 1900)
Pagination and Size: 72 p.; 26 x 19 cm
Material Type and Language: Trade catalogs; English
Instrument Types: Instruments represented: telescopes, transits and observatories
Notes: Item Number: 52515. Includes preface; description of instruments; prices; index; terms of business; detailed drawings of equatorial mounting inserted.
Subject Area: Astronomy ; Spectroscopy
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Standard Company Name: Cooke Optics Ltd.
Company Name: T. Cooke & Sons' (limited)
Title: Illustrated Catalogue of Objectives, Telescopes, Equatorials, Observatories, Transit Instruments, Spectroscopes, Driving Clocks, Chronographs, Micrometers and other Astronomical and Scientific Instruments
Imprint: England (London & York: 1908)
Pagination and Size: 76 p.; 28 x 19 cm
Material Type and Language: Trade catalogs; English
Instrument Types: Instruments represented: telescopes, transits and observatories
Notes: Item Number: 52516. Includes terms of business; description of instruments; prices; index; detailed drawings of equatorial mounting inserted.
Subject Area: Astronomy ; Spectroscopy
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Standard Company Name: C.P. Goerz
Company Name: C.P. Goerz
Title: Triëder-Binocles
Imprint: Germany (Berlin: 1906)
Pagination and Size: 32 p.; 16 x 12 cm
Material Type and Language: Trade catalogs; German
Instrument Types: Instruments represented: binoculars
Notes: Item Number: 52521. Includes condition of sales; forward; description of instruments; prices.
Subject Area: Optics ; Astronomy
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Standard Company Name: The Gaertner Scientific Corporation
Company Name: Wm. Gaertner & Co.
Title: Astronomical and Astrophysical Instruments
Imprint: United States (Chicago, IL: 19--)
Pagination and Size: 48 p.; 24 x 17 cm
Material Type and Language: Trade catalogs; English
Instrument Types: Instruments represented: telescopes, micrometers and spectroscopes
Notes: Item Number: 52523. Includes terms; introduction; general specifications; details of construction; description of instruments; weight of instruments; Linear and Circular Dividing Machine flier inserted; Address label inserted.
Subject Area: Astronomy ; Microscopy ; Spectroscopy
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Standard Company Name: The Gaertner Scientific Corporation
Company Name: Wm. Gaertner & Co.
Title: Astronomical Instruments and Accessories
Imprint: United States (Chicago, IL: 1908)
Pagination and Size: 28 p.; 23 x 16 cm
Material Type and Language: Trade catalogs; English
Instrument Types: Instruments represented: telescopes, transits and chronographs
Notes: Item Number: 52524. Catalog A; Includes notice; introduction; description of instruments; prices; Spectrometers and Accessories flier inserted; Spectrometers and Accessories flier inserted.
Subject Area: Astronomy ; Spectroscopy
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Standard Company Name: James W. Queen & Company
Company Name: James W. Queen & Co.
Title: Supplementary catalogue of new and second-hand microscopes, microscopic object-glasses, microscopic accessories and telescopes / At greatly reduced prices
Imprint: United States (Philadelphia, PA: 1880)
Pagination and Size: 32 p.; 23 x 15 cm
Material Type and Language: Trade catalogs; English
Instrument Types: Instruments represented: field glasses, barometers and telescopes
Notes: Item Number: 52537. Includes prices.
Subject Area: Microscopy ; Astronomy ; Optics
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Standard Company Name: James W. Queen & Company
Company Name: James W. Queen & Co.
Title: Priced and illustrated catalogue of astronomical telescopes
Imprint: United States (Philadelphia, PA: 1884)
Pagination and Size: 35 p.; 23 x 15 cm
Material Type and Language: Trade catalogs; English
Instrument Types: Instruments represented: telescopes, helioscopes and astronomical clocks
Notes: Item Number: 52538. Supplement to part second; Includes notice; description of instruments; history, construction and use of instruments; prices; list of stars, clusters and nebulae; hints on observation.
Subject Area: Astronomy ; Optics
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