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Instruments for Science, 1800-1914: Scientific Trade Catalogs in Smithsonian Collections
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Standard Company Name: J. Duboscq
Company Name: M.J. Duboscq, Opticien
Title: Catalogue des Appareils / Employés, Pour La Photographie, sur Plaqué, sur Verre, sur Papier, Construits Dans Les Ateliers
Imprint: France (Paris: 1862)
Pagination and Size: 40 p.; 22 x 14 cm
Material Type and Language: Trade catalogs; French
Instrument Types: Instruments represented: photographic equipment
Notes: Item Number: 51668. Includes preface; description of instruments; prices.
Subject Area: Photography ; Microscopy ; Education
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Standard Company Name: Cambridge Scientific Instrument Company
Company Name: The Cambridge Scientific Instrument Company, Ltd.
Title: Physiological Instruments
Imprint: England (Cambridge: 1899)
Pagination and Size: 126 p.; 24 x 16 cm
Material Type and Language: Trade catalogs; English
Instrument Types: Instruments represented: myographs, spectroscopes and microtomes
Notes: Item Number: 51682. Includes prices; Includes index; description of instruments.
Subject Area: Medical Apparatus ; Spectroscopy ; Microscopy
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Standard Company Name: Cambridge Scientific Instrument Company
Company Name: The Cambridge Scientific Instrument Company, Ltd.
Title: Microtomes, Microscopes and Accessories
Imprint: England (Cambridge: 1901)
Pagination and Size: 32 p.; 25 x 16 cm
Material Type and Language: Trade catalogs; English
Instrument Types: Instruments represented: microtomes and microscopes
Notes: Item Number: 51704. Includes prices; index.
Subject Area: Microscopy
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Standard Company Name: Cambridge Scientific Instrument Company
Company Name: The Cambridge Scientific Instrument Company, Ltd.
Title: Physical and Electrical Instruments
Imprint: England (Cambridge: 1903)
Pagination and Size: 99 p.; 25 x 16 cm
Material Type and Language: Trade catalogs; English
Instrument Types: Instruments represented: microscopes, kymoraphs and spectrometers
Notes: Item Number: 51707. Includes prices; index; note inserted.
Subject Area: Physics ; Electricity ; Microscopy
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Standard Company Name: C. Gerhardt
Company Name: C. Gerhardt
Title: Metallographie / Fabrik und Lager chemischer Apparate
Imprint: Germany (Bonn: 1913)
Pagination and Size: 11 p.; 28 x 18 cm
Material Type and Language: Trade catalogs; German
Instrument Types: Instruments represented: metallurgical equipment
Notes: Item Number: 51640. Includes price list; No. 39.
Subject Area: Engineering ; Microscopy ; Physics
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Standard Company Name: H.B. & W.O. Chamberlain
Company Name: H.B. & W.O. Chamberlain
Title: Descriptive and Illustrated Catalogue of Philosophical Instruments / Illustrated Catalogue of School Apparatus
Imprint: United States (Boston, MA: 186-)
Pagination and Size: 44 p.; 21 x 14 cm
Material Type and Language: Trade catalogs; English
Instrument Types: Instruments represented: test tubes, microscopes and air pumps
Notes: Item Number: 51606. Includes prices; index.
Subject Area: Physics ; Education ; Microscopy
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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: C. Gerhardt
Company Name: C. Gerhardt
Title: Preis-Verzeichnis über Physikalische Apparate, Instrumente und Gerätschafen / über 1600 Abbildungen enthaltend
Imprint: Germany (Bonn: 1902)
Pagination and Size: 383 p.; 31 x 22 cm
Material Type and Language: Trade catalogs; German
Instrument Types: Instruments represented: turbines, microscopes and electromagnets
Notes: Item Number: 51735. Includes preface; index; prices; terms of sale (Verkaufs-Bedingungen); letter inserted.
Subject Area: Microscopy ; Engineering
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Standard Company Name: William Y. McAllister (Firm)
Company Name: William Y. McAllister
Title: Catalogue of Optical & Philosophical Instruments / For Sale Wholesale and Retail
Imprint: United States (Philadelphia, PA: 1867)
Pagination and Size: 124 p.; 22 x 14 cm
Material Type and Language: Trade catalogs; English
Instrument Types: Instruments represented: spectacles, microscopes and opera glasses
Notes: Item Number: 51739. Includes contents; prices; discussion of spectacles.
Subject Area: Optics ; Physics ; Microscopy
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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: Dr E. Hartnack et Cie
Company Name: Dr. E. Hartnack et Cie
Title: Prix-Courant des Microscopes, Achromatiques
Imprint: France (Paris: 1872)
Pagination and Size: 7 p.; 21 x 14 cm
Material Type and Language: Trade catalogs; French
Instrument Types: Instruments represented: microscopes
Notes: Item Number: 51757. Includes prices; tables of magnification.
Subject Area: Microscopy
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Standard Company Name: Nachet & Fils
Company Name: Maison Nachet & Fils
Title: Fabrique D'Instruments de Micrographie / Résumé du Catalogue Explicatif et Illustré
Imprint: France (Paris: 1871)
Pagination and Size: 8 p.; 22 x 13 cm
Material Type and Language: Trade catalogs; French
Instrument Types: Instruments represented: microscopes
Notes: Item Number: 51762. Includes description of instruments; prices; listing of instruments previous to 1867.
Subject Area: Microscopy
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Standard Company Name: J.D. Moellers
Company Name: J.D. Möller
Title: Preis-Verzeichniss Mikroskopischer Präparate / Utensilien und Materialien zur Anfertigung derselben
Imprint: Germany (Berlin: 1868)
Pagination and Size: 31 p.; 18 x 12 cm
Material Type and Language: Trade catalogs; German
Instrument Types: Instruments represented: microscopic preparation material
Notes: Item Number: 51763. Includes price list; remarks and notice.
Subject Area: Microscopy
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Standard Company Name: Nachet & Fils
Company Name: Maison Nachet & Fils
Title: Fabrique D'Instruments de Micrographie
Imprint: France (Paris: 1872)
Pagination and Size: 29 p.; 23 x 15 cm
Material Type and Language: Trade catalogs; French
Instrument Types: Instrument represented: microscopes
Notes: Item Number: 51764. Includes description of instrument; prices; listing of instruments previous to 1867.
Subject Area: Microscopy
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Standard Company Name: H. Soleil
Company Name: H. Soleil
Title: Catalogue des Appareils D'Optique
Imprint: France (Paris: 1867)
Pagination and Size: 13 p.; 17 x 12 cm
Material Type and Language: Trade catalogs; English
Instrument Types: Instruments represented: polariscope, goniometers and microscopes
Notes: Item Number: 51766. Includes preface; awards; prices; table of content.
Subject Area: Optics ; Microscopy
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Standard Company Name: Bausch & Lomb Optical Company
Company Name: Bausch & Lomb Optical Co.
Title: Illustrated Price List of Microscopes / Objectives and Accessories
Imprint: United States (Rochester, NY: 1879)
Pagination and Size: 36 p.; 24 x 15 cm
Material Type and Language: Trade catalogs; English
Instrument Types: Instruments represented: microscopes, eye-pieces and polariscopes
Notes: Item Number: 51779. Includes preface; notice; prices; description of instruments.
Subject Area: Microscopy
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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: 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: Franz Schmidt & Haensch Optische-Mechanische Werkstätten
Company Name: Franz Schmidt & Haensch Optisch-Mechanische Werkstätten
Title: Projektions-Apparate / Apparate speziell zur Projektion von Diapositiven, Apparate zur Projektion von Diapositiven, sowie für experimentelle und mikroskopische Demonstrationen, Episkope und Epidiaskope, Lichtquellen und Zubehör, Objektive, Stative und Projektionsschirme
Imprint: Germany (Berlin: 1910)
Pagination and Size: 73 p.; 28 x 21 cm
Material Type and Language: Trade catalogs; English
Instrument Types: Instruments represented: projectors and microscopes
Notes: Item Number: 52509. Catalog IV; Includes terms of sale; forward; description of instruments; prices; special offers; Nachtrag zum Preisblatt vom Juni 1912 inserted; Neuer Projektionsapparat für durchsichtige und undurchsichtige objekte inserted.
Subject Area: Education ; Microscopy
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Standard Company Name: Cambridge Scientific Instrument Company
Company Name: The Cambridge Scientific Instrument Company, Ltd.
Title: Physical and Electrical Instruments
Imprint: England (Cambridge: 1902)
Pagination and Size: 99 p.; 24 x 15 cm
Material Type and Language: Trade catalogs; English
Instrument Types: Instruments represented: motors, balances and galvanometers
Notes: Item Number: 52518. Includes preface; directions for filling orders; sections; telegraphic codes; table of dates; table of numerals; index; note inserted.
Subject Area: Physics ; Electricity ; Microscopy
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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: J.L. Hammett Co.
Company Name: J. L. Hammett
Title: Illustrated Catalogue of School Merchandise
Imprint: United States (Boston, MA: 187-)
Pagination and Size: 50 p.; 24 x 15 cm
Material Type and Language: Trade catalogs; English
Instrument Types: Instruments represented: school desks, student microscopes and school books
Notes: Item Number: 52528. Includes bound pages from catalogs of various other manufacturers; description of instruments and furniture; prices; testimonials.
Subject Area: Education ; Physics ; Microscopy
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Standard Company Name: H.B. & W.O. Chamberlain
Company Name: H.B. & W.O Chamberlain's
Title: Catalogue of Philosophical Apparatus
Imprint: United States (Boston, MA: 186-)
Pagination and Size: 14 p.; 24 x 15 cm
Material Type and Language: Trade catalogs; English
Instrument Types: Instruments represented: air pumps, electrical machines and induction coils
Notes: Item Number: 52529. Includes description of instruments; prices.
Subject Area: Physics ; Education ; Microscopy
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Standard Company Name: Ross Ltd.
Company Name: Ross, Ltd.
Title: No title
Imprint: England (London: 190-)
Pagination and Size: 88 p.; 25 x 17 cm
Material Type and Language: Trade catalogs; English
Instrument Types: Instruments represented: binoculars, microscopes and drawing instruments
Notes: Item Number: 52530. Includes index of catalog sections; description of instruments; prices; Index of Histological specimens; testimonials; exhibitions attended with metals and awards received.
Subject Area: Physics ; Microscopy ; Drawing Instruments
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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: Bausch & Lomb Optical Company
Company Name: Bausch & Lomb Optical Co.
Title: Microscopes and Accessories
Imprint: United States (Rochester, NY: 1911)
Pagination and Size: 76 p.; 25 x 17 cm
Material Type and Language: Trade catalogs; English
Instrument Types: Instruments represented: microscopes and accessories
Notes: Item Number: 52556. Includes index; prices.
Subject Area: Microscopy
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Standard Company Name: The Scientific Shop
Company Name: The Scientific Shop
Title: Scientific Instruments, Circular 329 / Zeiss' New Microscopes No. III
Imprint: United States (Chicago, IL: 1906)
Pagination and Size: 2 p.; 23 x 15.5 cm
Material Type and Language: Trade catalogs; English
Instrument Types: Instruments represented: microscopes
Notes: Item Number: 52561. Includes prices; product description.
Subject Area: Microscopy
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