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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: Arthur Chevalier
Company Name: Arthur Chevalier
Title: Instruments Pour La Photographie
Imprint: France (Paris: 1863)
Pagination and Size: 32 p.; 24 x 15 cm
Material Type and Language: Trade catalogs; French
Instrument Types: Instruments represented: photography instruments and equipment
Notes: Item Number: 51670. Includes prices.
Subject Area: Photography
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Standard Company Name: L.P. Casella & Co.
Company Name: L. Casella
Title: Description of the Bridges-Lee new patent Photo-Theodolite, With full Instructions as to its manipulation in the field.
Imprint: England (London: 189-)
Pagination and Size: 24 p.; 22 x 15 cm
Material Type and Language: Trade catalogs; English
Instrument Types: Instruments represented: photo-theodolite
Notes: Item Number: 51600. No. 198; Includes description of instrument; instructions for use of instrument; letter inserted; pictures inserted.
Subject Area: Surveying ; Photography
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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: Negretti and Zambra
Company Name: Negretti & Zambra
Title: Negretti & Zambra's Encyclopaedic Illustrated and Descriptive Catalogue / of Optical, Mathematical, Philosophical, Photographic and Standard Meteorological Instruments
Imprint: England (London: 187-)
Pagination and Size: 564 p.; 24 x 17 cm
Material Type and Language: Trade catalogs; English
Instrument Types: Instruments represented: thermometers, microscopes and photographic apparatus
Notes: Item Number: 51789. Includes honorary awards; inventions and improvements; contents; preface; description of instruments; prices; index; scientific publications; letter inserted.
Subject Area: Physics ; Photography ; Meteorology
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Standard Company Name: Ross Ltd.
Company Name: Ross, Ltd.
Title: Abridged Photographic Catalogue, 1900
Imprint: England (London: 1900)
Pagination and Size: 16 p.; 24 x 17 cm
Material Type and Language: Trade catalogs; English
Instrument Types: Instruments represented: cameras, lenses and shutters
Notes: Item Number: 52531. Includes prices; description of instruments; convertible single anastigmatic lenses chart; convertible anastigmats chart; metals and awards received.
Subject Area: Photography
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Standard Company Name: Ross Ltd.
Company Name: Ross, Ltd.
Title: Hand & Stand Cameras / Fitted with Ross, Ross=Zeiss & Ross=Goerz Lenses
Imprint: England (London: 1901)
Pagination and Size: 18 p.; 24 x 16 cm
Material Type and Language: Trade catalogs; English
Instrument Types: Instruments represented: cameras, lenses and shutters
Notes: Item Number: 52532. Supplement, 1901; Includes terms of sale; important notices; description of instruments; prices; price list of the Thornton=Pickard Cameras.
Subject Area: Photography
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Standard Company Name: Ross Ltd.
Company Name: Ross, Ltd.
Title: Photography / A Good Camera and Shutter
Imprint: England (London: 190-)
Pagination and Size: 8 p.; 22 x 13 cm
Material Type and Language: Trade catalogs; English
Instrument Types: Instruments represented: lenses, cameras and arc lamps
Notes: Item Number: 52533. Includes prices.
Subject Area: Photography
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Standard Company Name: The Scientific Shop
Company Name: The Scientific Shop
Title: Scientific Instruments, Circular 348
Imprint: United States (Chicago, IL: 1907)
Pagination and Size: 12 p.; 23 x 15.5 cm
Material Type and Language: Trade catalogs; English
Instrument Types: Instruments represented: kromscops and cameras
Notes: Item Number: 52573. Includes prices; product description.
Subject Area: Photography ; Optics ; Education
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