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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: 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: Laboratory Spectrometer of Exceptionally Rigid Design
Imprint: England (Cambridge: 19--)
Pagination and Size: 1 p.; 26 x 16 cm
Material Type and Language: Fliers; English
Instrument Types: Instruments represented: spectrometer
Notes: Item Number: 51685. No. 27, Physics List (No.18, 4th Edition) Instrument 195; Includes price; description of instruments.
Subject Area: Spectroscopy ; Physics
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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: J. Duboscq
Company Name: Maison Jules Duboscq
Title: Historique & Catalogue de tous les Instruments D'Optique Supérieure / Appliqués Aux Sciences et a L'industrie
Imprint: France (Paris: 1885)
Pagination and Size: 114 p.; 24 x 15 cm
Material Type and Language: Trade catalogs; French
Instrument Types: Instruments represented: solar reflectors, spectroscopes and photometers
Notes: Item Number: 51748. Includes forward and table of contents; prices; projection images; metals and awards.
Subject Area: Optics ; Education ; Spectroscopy
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Standard Company Name: Ph. Pellin
Company Name: Ph. Pellin
Title: Instruments D'Optique Et de Précision / Photométrie
Imprint: France (Paris: 190-)
Pagination and Size: 32 p.; 27 x 19 cm
Material Type and Language: Trade catalogs; French
Instrument Types: Instruments represented: photometers, spectrophotometers and microphotometers
Notes: Item Number: 51750. Catalog 3; Includes prices; discussion on photometry; awards; listing of all catalogs.
Subject Area: Optics ; Spectroscopy ; Physics
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Standard Company Name: J. Duboscq
Company Name: J. Duboscq
Title: Catalogue Raisonné des Spectroscopes
Imprint: France (Paris: 1870)
Pagination and Size: 15 p.; 22 x 14 cm
Material Type and Language: Trade catalogs; French
Instrument Types: Instruments represented: spectroscopes
Notes: Item Number: 51758. Includes prices; description of instruments.
Subject Area: Spectroscopy ; Optics
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Standard Company Name: J. Duboscq
Company Name: J. Duboscq
Title: Catalogue Systématique des Appareils D'Optique
Imprint: France (Paris: 1870)
Pagination and Size: 36 p.; 18 x 12 cm
Material Type and Language: Trade catalogs; French
Instrument Types: Instruments represented: helioscopes, spectroscopes and refractometers
Notes: Item Number: 51767. Includes preface; opinions; table of content; prices.
Subject Area: Optics ; Spectroscopy
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Standard Company Name: Édouard Lutz
Company Name: Édouard Lutz
Title: Catalogue des Instruments D'Optique
Imprint: France (Paris: 1872)
Pagination and Size: 39 p.; 23 x 15 cm
Material Type and Language: Trade catalogs; French
Instrument Types: Instruments represented: photometers, lens and spectroscopes
Notes: Item Number: 51769. Includes preface; prices.
Subject Area: Physics ; 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: Adam Hilger Ltd.
Company Name: Adam Hilger, Ltd.
Title: TheMichelson Echelon Diffraction Grating
Imprint: England (London: 1901)
Pagination and Size: 16 p.; 22 x 14 cm
Material Type and Language: Manuals; English
Instrument Types: Instrument represented: spectroscope
Notes: Item Number: 52483. Includes description of instrument; use of instrument; instructions for use of No. 1 Echelon Spectroscope inserted.
Subject Area: Physics ; Spectroscopy
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Standard Company Name: Adam Hilger Ltd.
Company Name: Adam Hilger, Ltd.
Title: Adam Hilger, Ltd.
Imprint: England (London: 1913)
Pagination and Size: 88 p.; 25 x 19 cm
Material Type and Language: Trade catalogs; English
Instrument Types: Instruments represented: spectrometers, spectroscopes and spectrographs
Notes: Item Number: 52492. Includes index of sections; description of instruments; prices; terms for payment and delivery; individual page numbering for each section; list of institutions supplied with wavelength spectrometers inserted; list of institutions supplied with quartz spectrographs inserted; price and delivery terms for instruments sold in the United States inserted.
Subject Area: Physics ; Spectroscopy
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Standard Company Name: Adam Hilger Ltd.
Company Name: Adam Hilger, Ltd.
Title: Lines in the Arc Spectra of Elements / Arranged in the Order of their Wavelengths
Imprint: England (London: 1911)
Pagination and Size: 4 p.; 22 x 15 cm
Material Type and Language: Manuals; English
Instrument Types:
Notes: Item Number: 52493. Includes introduction; index of chemical elements; specimen page; manual is a specimen of the original catalog.
Subject Area: Physics ; Spectroscopy
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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: Société Genevoise
Company Name: Société Genevoise
Title: New Spectrometers & Spectrographs / of the Greatest Exactitude with their Accessories
Imprint: Switzerland (Geneva: 1913)
Pagination and Size: 12 p.; 23 x 16 cm
Material Type and Language: Trade catalogs; English
Instrument Types: Instruments represented: telescopes, microscopes and spectrometers
Notes: Item Number: 52506. Includes description of instruments; specifications; price list.
Subject Area: 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: 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: 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: The Scientific Shop
Company Name: The Scientific Shop
Title: Scientific Instruments, Circular 325 / Frederic E. Ives' Optical Novelties and Specialties
Imprint: United States (Chicago, IL: 1907)
Pagination and Size: 24 p.; 23 x 15.5 cm
Material Type and Language: Trade catalogs; English
Instrument Types: Instruments represented: optical novelties and specialties
Notes: Item Number: 52560. Includes prices; product description.
Subject Area: Optics ; Physics ; Spectroscopy
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Standard Company Name: The Scientific Shop
Company Name: The Scientific Shop
Title: Scientific Instruments, Circular 330
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: heliostat, spectroscope, spectrograph, diffraction apparatus, lenses, spinthariscope, binoculars
Notes: Item Number: 52562. Includes prices; product description.
Subject Area: Physics ; Optics ; Spectroscopy
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