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Instruments for Science, 1800-1914: Scientific Trade Catalogs in Smithsonian Collections
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Standard Company Name: Central Scientific Company
Company Name: Central Scientific Company
Title: Cenco Certified Chemicals
Imprint: United States (Chicago, IL: 19--)
Pagination and Size: 35 p.; 16 x 9 cm
Material Type and Language: Trade catalogs; English
Instrument Types: Instruments represented: chemical products
Notes: Item Number: 51676. Bulletin # 101; Includes forward; maximum limits of impurities.
Subject Area: Chemistry
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Standard Company Name: Ferdinand Ernecke
Company Name: Ferdinand Ernecke, Prãcisions-Mechaniker und Optiker
Title: Physikalische Apparate, Chemische Instrumente und Gerätschaften / (ca. 800 Abbildungen enthaltend)
Imprint: Germany (Berlin: 1887)
Pagination and Size: 186 p.; 27 x 20 cm
Material Type and Language: Trade catalogs; German
Instrument Types: Instruments represented: balances, rheostats and voltmeters
Notes: Item Number: 51666. Price list No. 11; prices; index; explanations of notes; abbreviations of notes; pictures of factory.
Subject Area: Chemistry ; Electricity
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Standard Company Name: Central Scientific Company
Company Name: Central Scientific Company
Title: Physical and Chemical Apparatus
Imprint: United States (Chicago, IL: 1909)
Pagination and Size: 302 p.; 26 x 17 cm
Material Type and Language: Trade catalogs; English
Instrument Types: Instruments represented: hydraulic presses, water turbines and transformers
Notes: Item Number: 51679. Catalogue M; Includes prices; index.
Subject Area: Physics ; Chemistry ; Education
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Standard Company Name: Central Scientific Company
Company Name: Central Scientific Company
Title: Physical and Chemical Apparatus
Imprint: United States (Chicago, IL: 1912)
Pagination and Size: 515 p.; 26 x 17 cm
Material Type and Language: Trade catalogs; English
Instrument Types: Instruments represented: spectroscopes, motors and meterological sets
Notes: Item Number: 51680. Catalogue M, Reprinted March 1915; Includes prices; index.
Subject Area: Physics ; Chemistry ; Education
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Standard Company Name: Cambridge Scientific Instrument Company
Company Name: The Cambridge Scientific Instrument Company, Ltd.
Title: TheBi-Meter CO² Recorder
Imprint: England (Cambridge: 1910)
Pagination and Size: 4 p.; 29 x 23 cm
Material Type and Language: Company materials; English
Instrument Types: Instruments represented: bi-meter CO² recorder
Notes: Item Number: 51688. Leaflet No. 86; Includes price; description of instruments.
Subject Area: Chemistry
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Standard Company Name: Cambridge Scientific Instrument Company
Company Name: The Cambridge Scientific Instrument Company, Ltd.
Title: Price List of Recording and Index Thermometers / Indicating and Recording Temperatures from -40°F. to +1000°F. (+540°C.)
Imprint: England (Cambridge: 1919)
Pagination and Size: 4 p.; 25 x 18 cm
Material Type and Language: Parts lists; English
Instrument Types: Instruments represented: thermometers
Notes: Item Number: 51701. Catalogue No. 112; Includes price list; description of instruments.
Subject Area: Chemistry
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Standard Company Name: James Green
Company Name: James Green
Title: Catalogue of Mathematical and Optical Instruments / Philosophical and Chemical Apparatus
Imprint: United States (Baltimore, MD: 1844)
Pagination and Size: 12 p.; 22 x 17 cm
Material Type and Language: Trade catalogs; English
Instrument Types: Instruments represented: air pumps, barometers and drawing instruments
Notes: Item Number: 51638. Includes prices.
Subject Area: Physics ; Chemistry ; Optics
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Standard Company Name: Max Kohl (Firm)
Company Name: Max Kohl A.G.
Title: Physical Apparatus in Stock
Imprint: Germany (Chemnitz: 19--)
Pagination and Size: 70 p.; 21 x 15 cm
Material Type and Language: Trade catalogs; English
Instrument Types: Instruments represented: switch boards, projectors and tuning forks
Notes: Item Number: 51637. Price list No. 50, Vols I, II and III; Includes preface.
Subject Area: Physics ; Chemistry ; Education
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Standard Company Name: Ferdinand Ernecke
Company Name: Ferdinand Ernecke
Title: Physikalische Apparate / (über 1600 Abbildungen enthaltend)
Imprint: Germany (Berlin: 190-)
Pagination and Size: 384 p.; 31 x 22 cm
Material Type and Language: Trade catalogs; German
Instrument Types: Instruments represented: weights, pulleys and balances
Notes: Item Number: 51667. Includes prices (List No.18); forward; subject index; name index; item index; photograph of laboratory..
Subject Area: Physics ; Chemistry ; Education
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Standard Company Name: C. Gerhardt
Company Name: C. Gerhardt
Title: Preis-Verzeichniss über Chemische Apparate und Geräthschaften, Chemische Präparate und Reagentien
Imprint: Germany (Bonn: 1898)
Pagination and Size: 300 p.; 28 x 18 cm
Material Type and Language: Trade catalogs; German
Instrument Types: Instruments represented: chemicals and chemical apparatus
Notes: Item Number: 51641. Includes table of content; index; prices.
Subject Area: Chemistry
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Standard Company Name: Schleicher & Schuell
Company Name: Carl Schleicher & Schüll
Title: Filtrir-Papiere / in Bogen, Runden Scheiben und Faltenfilter.
Imprint: Germany (Düren: 1897)
Pagination and Size: 18 p.; 22 x 15 cm
Material Type and Language: Trade catalogs; German
Instrument Types: Instruments represented: filter paper
Notes: Item Number: 51642. Includes table of content; prices.
Subject Area: Chemistry
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Standard Company Name: C. Gerhardt
Company Name: C. Gerhardt
Title: Geräthe und Röhren von Jenaer Glas.
Imprint: Germany (Bonn: 189-)
Pagination and Size: 4 p.; 26 x 17 cm
Material Type and Language: Trade catalogs; German
Instrument Types: Instruments represented: chemical glassware
Notes: Item Number: 51716. Includes: prices.
Subject Area: Chemistry
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Standard Company Name: Ephraim Greiner
Company Name: Ephraim Greiner
Title: Illustriertes Preisverzeichnis der Glas-Instrumente-, Apparate- und Geräte-Fabrik / für Chemie, Physik, Pharmacie, Meteorologie, Technologie und alle einschlägigen Industriezweige
Imprint: Germany (Stützerbach: 1914)
Pagination and Size: 386 p.; 26 x 19 cm
Material Type and Language: Trade catalogs; German
Instrument Types: Instruments represented: physical and chemical instruments
Notes: Item Number: 51619. Catalogue No. 52; Includes index; prices; list of articles; authors list; table of materials; correction page inserted.
Subject Area: Chemistry ; Physics ; Meteorology
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Standard Company Name: E.B. Benjamin
Company Name: E.B. Benjamin
Title: American Hand-Book of Chemical & Physical Apparatus, Minerals, fossils, Rare Chemicals, etc / For the use of Schools, Colleges, Factories, Hospitals, Laboratories, Assayers, Dentists, Perfumers, Chemists, Druggists, Physicians, &c., &c.
Imprint: United States (New York, NY: 1872)
Pagination and Size: 266 p.; 23 x 14 cm
Material Type and Language: Trade catalogs; English
Instrument Types: Instruments represented: school barometers, burettes and graduates
Notes: Item Number: 51598. Includes preface; notice; price list; index.
Subject Area: Chemistry ; Physics ; Natural History
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Standard Company Name: Cambridge Scientific Instrument Company
Company Name: The Cambridge Scientific Instrument Company, Ltd.
Title: TheFéry Recording Gas Calorimeter
Imprint: England (Cambridge: 18--)
Pagination and Size: 2 p.; 28 x 22 cm
Material Type and Language: Company materials; English
Instrument Types: Instrument represented: gas calorimeter
Notes: Item Number: 51727. Typewritten manuscript; includes price; description of instrument; picture; Eight copies of manuscript included; Four copies show American price; Four copies show English price.
Subject Area: Physics ; Chemistry
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Standard Company Name: Max Kohl (Firm)
Company Name: Max Kohl A.G.
Title: Equipments for Physics and Chemistry Class Rooms
Imprint: Germany (Chemnitz: 190-)
Pagination and Size: 192 p.; 31 x 22 cm
Material Type and Language: Trade catalogs; English
Instrument Types: Instruments represented: laboratory and projection equipment
Notes: Item Number: 51635. Price List No. 50, Vol I.; Includes prices; index; price correction note inserted.
Subject Area: Physics ; Chemistry ; Education
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Standard Company Name: Max Kohl (Firm)
Company Name: Max Kohl Aktiengesellschaft
Title: Physical Apparatus
Imprint: Germany (Chemnitz: 19--)
Pagination and Size: 24 p.; 29 x 21 cm
Material Type and Language: Trade catalogs; English
Instrument Types: Instruments represented: laboratory and scientific instruments
Notes: Item Number: 51639. Supplement to general catalog 50, volumes I-III; Includes price.
Subject Area: Physics ; Chemistry ; Education
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Standard Company Name: Max Kohl (Firm)
Company Name: Max Kohl
Title: Physikalische Apparate
Imprint: Germany (Chemnitz: 190-)
Pagination and Size: 882 p.; 31 x 22 cm
Material Type and Language: Trade catalogs; German
Instrument Types: Instruments represented: electric motors, chemical balances and microscopes
Notes: Item Number: 51636. Includes preface; index; Price List No. 21; 10 page catalog "Experimentier-Schalttafeln für Lehranstalten und Laboratorien."; Four drawing of equipment configuration inserted.
Subject Area: Physics ; Chemistry ; Education
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Standard Company Name: Cambridge Scientific Instrument Company
Company Name: The Cambridge Scientific Instrument Company, Ltd.
Title: Scientific Instruments
Imprint: England (Cambridge: 1919)
Pagination and Size: 210 p.; 30 x 24 cm
Material Type and Language: Trade catalogs; English
Instrument Types: Instruments represented: repeated impact testing machine, extensometers and micrometers
Notes: Item Number: 51728. Includes loose-leaf bound leaflets; bound catalogs; index of leaflets; index of catalogs; letters; equipment lists; prices; drawings; photographs of equipment.
Subject Area: Chemistry
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Standard Company Name: Deleuil
Company Name: De Deleuil
Title: Catalogue Des Instruments / De Physique, De Chimie, D'optique et De Mathématiques
Imprint: France (Paris: 1865)
Pagination and Size: 319 p.; 23 x 14 cm
Material Type and Language: Trade catalogs; French
Instrument Types: Instruments represented: levers, pullies and manometers
Notes: Item Number: 51729. Includes table of content; index; prices; reports; historical notices; expositions attended.
Subject Area: Physics ; Chemistry ; Education
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Standard Company Name: Deleuil
Company Name: De Deleuil
Title: Catalogue Des Instruments / De Physique, De Chimie, D'optique et De Mathématiques
Imprint: France (Paris: 1863)
Pagination and Size: 101 p.; 23 x 14 cm
Material Type and Language: Trade catalogs; French
Instrument Types: Instruments represented: balances, metric measures and burettes
Notes: Item Number: 51730. Includes index; prices; reports; historical notices; expositions attended.
Subject Area: Physics ; Chemistry ; Education
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Standard Company Name: Lerebours et Secretan
Company Name: Lerebours et Secretan
Title: Catalogue et Prix des Instruments / D'Optique, de Physique, de Chimie, de Mathématiques, d'Astronomie et de Marine
Imprint: France (Paris: 1853)
Pagination and Size: 244 p.; 23 x 15 cm
Material Type and Language: Trade catalogs; French
Instrument Types: Instruments represented: microscopes, telescopic mounts and balances
Notes: Item Number: 51737. Includes preface; index; prices; exposition awards; testimonial letters.
Subject Area: Physics ; Optics ; Chemistry
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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: Central Scientific Company
Company Name: Central Scientific Company
Title: Physical and Chemical Apparatus
Imprint: United States (Chicago, IL: 1914)
Pagination and Size: 515 p.; 25 x 16 cm
Material Type and Language: Trade catalogs; English
Instrument Types: Instruments represented: barometers, pulleys and centrifuges
Notes: Item Number: 51744. Includes index; prices; note to science teachers; ordering instructions; shipping instructions; description of the instruments; use of instruments; function of instruments.
Subject Area: Physics ; Chemistry ; Education
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Standard Company Name: Librairie Hachette et Cie
Company Name: Librairie Hachette et Cie
Title: Catalogue du Matériel Scientifique / Table Alphabétique des Subdivisions De Ce Catalogue
Imprint: France (Paris: 1872)
Pagination and Size: 83 p.; 23 x 15 cm
Material Type and Language: Trade catalogs; French
Instrument Types: Instruments represented: balances, barometers and thermometers
Notes: Item Number: 51755. Includes table of content; prices; chemical products.
Subject Area: Physics ; Chemistry
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Standard Company Name: A. Baserga
Company Name: Par A. Baserga
Title: Catalogue des Instruments de Précision / Physique, Chimie, Météorologie expérimentales
Imprint: France (Paris: 1866)
Pagination and Size: 56 p.; 23 x 15 cm
Material Type and Language: Trade catalogs; French
Instrument Types: Instruments represented: thermometers, barometers and hygrometers
Notes: Item Number: 51765. Includes observations; index; prices.
Subject Area: Physics ; Chemistry ; Meteorology
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Standard Company Name: H.B. & W.O. Chamberlain
Company Name: H.B. & W.O. Chamberlain
Title: Catalogue of Chemical Apparatus
Imprint: United States (Boston, MA: 18--)
Pagination and Size: 30 p.; 24 x 15 cm
Material Type and Language: Trade catalogs; English
Instrument Types: Instruments represented: alkalimeters, balance scales and hydrometers
Notes: Item Number: 51770. Includes preface; abbreviations; prices.
Subject Area: Chemistry
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Standard Company Name: E.B. Benjamin
Company Name: E.B. Benjamin
Title: American Hand-Book of Chemical & Physical Apparatus, Minerals, fossils, Rare Chemicals, etc / For the use of Schools, Colleges, Factories, Hospitals, Laboratories, Assayers, Dentists, Perfumers, Chemists, Druggists, Physicians, &c., &c.
Imprint: United States (New York, NY: 1872)
Pagination and Size: 266 p.; 23 x 14 cm
Material Type and Language: Trade catalogs; English
Instrument Types: Instruments represented: school barometers, burettes and graduates
Notes: Item Number: 51775. Includes preface; errata; notice; price list; index; exhibition award; Fletcher's Laboratory Apparatus inserted and bound.
Subject Area: Chemistry ; Physics ; Natural History
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Standard Company Name: James Green
Company Name: James Green
Title: Catalogue of Mathematical and Optical Instruments / Philosophical and Chemical Apparatus
Imprint: United States (Baltimore, MD: 1844)
Pagination and Size: 12 p.; 22 x 17 cm
Material Type and Language: Trade catalogs; English
Instrument Types: Instruments represented: air pumps, barometers and drawing instruments
Notes: Item Number: 51788. Includes prices.
Subject Area: Physics ; Chemistry ; Optics
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Standard Company Name: James J. Hicks
Company Name: James J. Hicks
Title: Illustrated & Descriptive Catalogue of Standard, Self-Recording, and other Meteorological Instruments and all kinds of Chemical and Philosophical Apparatus
Imprint: England (London: 186-)
Pagination and Size: 176 p.; 22 x 14 cm
Material Type and Language: Trade catalogs; English
Instrument Types: Instruments represented: barometers, compasses and surveying instruments
Notes: Item Number: 52496. Includes introduction; description of instruments; prices; index.
Subject Area: Meteorology ; Physics ; Chemistry
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Standard Company Name: Curt W. Meyer (Firm)
Company Name: Curt W. Meyer
Title: Illustrated and Descriptive Catalogue of Physical & Chemical Apparatus, for School Use / Electro Medical Instruments, Batteries, Optical Goods, Etc
Imprint: United States (New York, NY: 1881)
Pagination and Size: 68 p.; 20 x 13 cm
Material Type and Language: Trade catalogs; English
Instrument Types: Instruments represented: electric machines, physical and chemical apparatus
Notes: Item Number: 52500. Includes preface; medals awarded; notice of ordering and shipping instructions; prices; miscellaneous price list; extracts from the press; book list; appendix.
Subject Area: Physics ; Chemistry ; Education
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Standard Company Name: Joseph M. Wightman
Company Name: Joseph M. Wightman
Title: Catalogue and Prices of Philosophical Apparatus
Imprint: United States (Boston, MA: 185-)
Pagination and Size: 36 p.; 19 x 12 cm
Material Type and Language: Trade catalogs; English
Instrument Types: Instruments represented: hydrometers, balances and pyrometers
Notes: Item Number: 52502. Includes price list.
Subject Area: Physics ; Chemistry ; Education
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Standard Company Name: Dr. James R. Chilton
Company Name: Dr. James R. Chilton
Title: ADescriptive Catalogue of Chemical and Philosophical Apparatus, Chemical Preparations, &c. &c.
Imprint: United States (New York, NY: 1855)
Pagination and Size: 88 p.; 24 x 15 cm
Material Type and Language: Trade catalogs; English
Instrument Types: Instruments represented: air pumps, balances and batterys
Notes: Item Number: 52519. Includes preface; description of instruments; prices; list of chemicals and reagents; list of apparatus and chemicals.
Subject Area: Chemistry ; Physics ; Education
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Standard Company Name: James W. Queen & Company
Company Name: James W. Queen & Co.
Title: Priced and illustrated catalogue of physical instruments / Chemicals and chemical apparatus and school apparatus generally
Imprint: United States (Philadelphia, PA: 1884)
Pagination and Size: 253 p.; 23 x 14 cm
Material Type and Language: Trade catalogs; English
Instrument Types: Instruments represented: gyroscopes, magnets and thermometers
Notes: Item Number: 52536. Twenty-eighth edition; Includes notice; preface; testimonials; description of instruments; prices; catalogue of scientific books and works of reference.
Subject Area: Physics ; Chemistry ; Education
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Standard Company Name: Richard Müller-Uri
Company Name: Richard Müller-Uri
Title: Katalog über apparate, instrumente und utensilien für den physikalischen unterricht / An hochschulen und höheren lehranstalten
Imprint: Germany (Braunschweig: 1909)
Pagination and Size: 280 p.; 27 x 18 cm
Material Type and Language: Trade catalogs; German
Instrument Types: Instruments represented: balances, hygrometers and thermometers
Notes: Item Number: 52540. Includes forward; terms for sale; content written in French, English and German; includes prices; Notice No. 77 in english; Notice No. 100 in german inserted; Ferdinand Ernecke notice in german inserted.
Subject Area: Physics ; Chemistry ; Meteorology
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Standard Company Name: William Y. McAllister (Firm)
Company Name: W. Mitchell McAllister
Title: Priced and illustrated catalogue of meteorological and philosophical instruments / Chemical and school apparatus. Thermometers
Imprint: United States (Philadelphia, PA: 1869)
Pagination and Size: 73 p.; 23 x 14 cm
Material Type and Language: Trade catalogs; English
Instrument Types: Instruments represented: barometers, electrometers and magnets
Notes: Item Number: 52542. Includes notice; description of instruments; prices; book list; content.
Subject Area: Physics ; Chemistry ; Education
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Standard Company Name: Fritz Köhler
Company Name: Fritz Köhler
Title: Apparate für physikalisch-chemische schülerübungen
Imprint: Germany (Leipzig: 1912-1913)
Pagination and Size: 32 p.; 23 x 14 cm
Material Type and Language: Trade catalogs; German
Instrument Types: Instruments represented: amperemeters, galvanometers and voltmeters
Notes: Item Number: 52547. Includes content; pictures of awards; ordering information; notice concerning prices; prices; cost of living bonus.
Subject Area: Chemistry ; Electricity
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Standard Company Name: Standard Scientific Company
Company Name: Standard Scientific Company
Title: Standard Laboratory Apparatus
Imprint: United States (New York, NY: 1912-1913)
Pagination and Size: 159 p.; 23 x 15.5 cm
Material Type and Language: Trade catalogs; English
Instrument Types:
Notes: Item Number: 52553. Includes index; instrument description; prices.
Subject Area: Physics ; Chemistry
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Standard Company Name: Scientific Materials Company
Company Name: Scientific Materials Company
Title: Scimatco Series of New and Improved Apparatus for Educational Laboratories
Imprint: United States (Pittsburgh, PA: 1914)
Pagination and Size: 16 p.; 27.5 x 21 cm
Material Type and Language: Trade catalogs; English
Instrument Types:
Notes: Item Number: 52557. Includes prices; Includes inserts on company's research department; insert on "reagent bottles" and "metallography tables".
Subject Area: Chemistry ; Education
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Standard Company Name: The Scientific Shop
Company Name: The Scientific Shop
Title: Scientific Instruments, Circular 346
Imprint: United States (Chicago, IL: 1906)
Pagination and Size: 8 p.; 23 x 15.5 cm
Material Type and Language: Trade catalogs; English
Instrument Types: Instruments represented: refractometers, spectroscopes and balances
Notes: Item Number: 52571. Includes prices; product description.
Subject Area: Physics ; Chemistry ; Education
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Standard Company Name: The Scientific Shop
Company Name: The Scientific Shop
Title: Scientific Instruments, Circular 350 / The Studentia Calorimeters
Imprint: United States (Chicago, IL: 1907)
Pagination and Size: 16 p.; 23 x 15.5 cm
Material Type and Language: Trade catalogs; English
Instrument Types: Instruments represented: calorimeters
Notes: Item Number: 52574. Includes prices; product description.
Subject Area: Physics ; Chemistry ; Education
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