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Instruments for Science, 1800-1914: Scientific Trade Catalogs in Smithsonian Collections
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Standard Company Name: E.S. Ritchie & Sons, Inc.
Company Name: Ritchie's
Title: Illustrated Catalogue of Philosophical Instruments, and School Apparatus
Imprint: United States (Boston, MA: 1860)
Pagination and Size: 84 p.; 24 x 15 cm
Material Type and Language: Trade catalogs; English
Instrument Types: Instruments represented: gyroscopes, air pumps and batteries
Notes: Item Number: 51791. Includes preface; testimonials; descriptions of instruments; prices; sets of apparatus.
Subject Area: Physics ; Natural Philosophy ; Education
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Standard Company Name: W. and S. Jones
Company Name: W. and S. Jones
Title: ACatalogue of Optical, Mathematical and Philosophical Instruments
Imprint: England (London: 1822)
Pagination and Size: 16 p.; 21 x 14 cm
Material Type and Language: Trade catalogs; English
Instrument Types: Instruments represented: astronomical, optical mathematical
Notes: Item Number: 52490. Includes descriptions of instruments; prices.
Subject Area: Natural Philosophy ; Education ; Physics
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Standard Company Name: Joseph M. Wightman
Company Name: Joseph M. Wightman (Successor to Claxton & Wightman)
Title: ACatalogue of Philosophical, Astronomical, Chemical and Electrical Apparatus
Imprint: United States (Boston, MA: 1846)
Pagination and Size: 44 p.; 19 x 12 cm
Material Type and Language: Trade catalogs; English
Instrument Types: Instruments represented: air pumps, magnets and glass prisms
Notes: Item Number: 52501. Includes a description of the company; gold medal award; testimonials; description of instruments; prices; list of astronomical diagarams.
Subject Area: Physics ; Education ; Natural Philosophy
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