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Instruments for Science, 1800-1914: Scientific Trade Catalogs in Smithsonian Collections
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Standard Company Name: Charles Chevalier
Company Name: De La Maison Charles-Chevalier Ingénieur
Title: Catalogue Explicatif et Illustré Des Instruments / De Géodésie Mathématiques, Marine
Imprint: France (Paris: 1860)
Pagination and Size: 44 p.; 24 x 15 cm
Material Type and Language: Trade catalogs; French
Instrument Types: Instruments represented: theodolite, levels and compasses
Notes: Item Number: 51672. Includes prices; index.
Subject Area: Surveying ; Navigation
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Standard Company Name: Troughton & Simms
Company Name: Troughton & Simms
Title: [Catalog]
Imprint: England (London: 1897)
Pagination and Size: 12 p.; 26 x 18 cm
Material Type and Language: Trade catalogs; English
Instrument Types: Instruments represented: levels and theodolites
Notes: Item Number: 51626. Includes prices; description of instruments; Pictures inserted; Picture with hand written note inserted.
Subject Area: Surveying
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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: C.F. Casella & Co. Ltd.
Company Name: C.F.Casella & Co., Ltd.
Title: Surveying and Drawing Instruments
Imprint: England (London: 1911)
Pagination and Size: 132 p.; 25 x 16 cm
Material Type and Language: Trade catalogs; English
Instrument Types: Instruments represented: theodolites, sextants and drawing instruments
Notes: Item Number: 51599. Includes prices; description of instruments; index.
Subject Area: Surveying ; Drawing Instruments
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Standard Company Name: L.P. Casella & Co.
Company Name: L. Casella
Title: List, with Notes, of Standard Meteorological and other Instruments / For Observatories, Travellers and Explorers and the Army and Navy
Imprint: England (London: 186-)
Pagination and Size: 76 p.; 25 x 16 cm
Material Type and Language: Trade catalogs; English
Instrument Types: Instruments represented: barometers, thermometers and anemometers
Notes: Item Number: 51601. Includes contents; prices; index; description of instruments; meteorology book list; supplemental price list inserted.
Subject Area: Meteorology ; Surveying
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Standard Company Name: Negretti and Zambra
Company Name: Negretti & Zambra
Title: Mathematical & Surveying Instruments, Theodolites, Levels, Circumferenters, Compasses, Etc.
Imprint: England (London: 18--)
Pagination and Size: 35 p.; 25 x 16 cm
Material Type and Language: Trade catalogs; English
Instrument Types: Instruments represented: theodolites, levels and surveying instruments
Notes: Item Number: 51629. Includes index; prices; price flier inserted.
Subject Area: Surveying ; Drawing Instruments
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Standard Company Name: Troughton & Simms
Company Name: Troughton & Simms
Title: TheTransit Theodolite
Imprint: England (London: 189-)
Pagination and Size: 4 p.; 27 x 17 cm
Material Type and Language: Manuals; English
Instrument Types: Instrument represented: theodolite
Notes: Item Number: 51621. Includes description of instrument.
Subject Area: Surveying
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Standard Company Name: Troughton & Simms
Company Name: Troughton & Simms
Title: [Catalog]
Imprint: England (London: 1900)
Pagination and Size: 14 p.; 27 x 18 cm
Material Type and Language: Trade catalogs; English
Instrument Types: Instruments represented: levels and theodolites
Notes: Item Number: 51624. Includes prices; description of instruments.
Subject Area: Surveying
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Standard Company Name: Troughton & Simms
Company Name: Troughton & Simms
Title: [Catalog]
Imprint: England (London: 1898)
Pagination and Size: 8 p.; 27 x 17 cm
Material Type and Language: Trade catalogs; English
Instrument Types: Instruments represented: compasses and sextants
Notes: Item Number: 51723. Includes prices; Includes description of instruments; pages numbered from 10 to 16.
Subject Area: Navigation ; Surveying
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Standard Company Name: Secretan (Firm)
Company Name: Secretan
Title: Catalogue Secretan / Géodésie -- Mathématiques
Imprint: France (Paris: 190-)
Pagination and Size: 35 p.; 25 x 16 cm
Material Type and Language: Trade catalogs; French
Instrument Types: Instruments represented: theodolites, telemeters and tachymeters
Notes: Item Number: 51718. Includes prices; Hand written price corrections.
Subject Area: Surveying ; Geophysics
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Standard Company Name: Secretan (Firm)
Company Name: G. Secretan
Title: Extrait - Catalogue Secretan / Géodésie
Imprint: France (Paris: 190-)
Pagination and Size: 64 p.; 25 x 16 cm
Material Type and Language: Trade catalogs; French
Instrument Types: Instruments represented: barometers, theodolites and tachymeters
Notes: Item Number: 51623. Includes table of content; prices.
Subject Area: Surveying ; Geophysics
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Standard Company Name: Negretti and Zambra
Company Name: Negretti & Zambra
Title: Supplementary Price List / Negretti & Zambra, Opticians and Scientific Instrument Makers Sir William Thomson's Improved Pattern Tide Gauges
Imprint: England (London: 18--)
Pagination and Size: 8 p.; 28 x 22 cm
Material Type and Language: Trade catalogs; English
Instrument Types: Instruments represented: tide gauges and pyrometers
Notes: Item Number: 51630. Includes prices.
Subject Area: Navigation ; Engineering ; Surveying
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Standard Company Name: Secretan (Firm)
Company Name: G. Secretan
Title: Cercle Méridien / Destiné aux Explorateurs et aux Géographes
Imprint: France (Paris: 18--)
Pagination and Size: 25 p.; 24 x 16 cm
Material Type and Language: Trade catalogs; French
Instrument Types: Instrument represented: circle meridian
Notes: Item Number: 51622. Includes prices; description of instrument; pictures; all pages not numbered.
Subject Area: Surveying ; Astronomy
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Standard Company Name: L.P. Casella & Co.
Company Name: L. Casella
Title: Catalogue of Standard Instruments
Imprint: England (London: 1860)
Pagination and Size: 135 p.; 21 x 14 cm
Material Type and Language: Trade catalogs; English
Instrument Types: Instruments represented: thermometers, theodolites and barometers
Notes: Item Number: 51742. Includes preface; contents; prices; index.
Subject Area: Meteorology ; Surveying
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Standard Company Name: Jules Lefebvre & Cie
Company Name: Jules Lefebvre & Cie
Title: Inventeurs et Construceurs D'Instruments de Précision
Imprint: France (Paris: 1873)
Pagination and Size: 4 p.; 22 x 14 cm
Material Type and Language: Trade catalogs; French
Instrument Types: Instruments represented: theodolites and levels
Notes: Item Number: 51759. Includes preface; awards; prices.
Subject Area: Surveying
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Standard Company Name: L.P. Casella & Co.
Company Name: L.P. Casella
Title: AnIllustrated and Descriptive Catalogue of Philosophical, Meteorological, Mathematical, Surveying, Optical and Photographic Instruments
Imprint: England (London: 1862)
Pagination and Size: 12 p.; 21 x 14 cm
Material Type and Language: Trade catalogs; English
Instrument Types: Instruments represented: barometers, thermometers and hygrometers
Notes: Item Number: 51771. Includes prices; description of instruments; awarded prize metal; listing of catalogues.
Subject Area: Meteorology ; Physics ; Surveying
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Standard Company Name: Frederick W. Simms
Company Name: Frederick W. Simms
Title: ATreatise on the Principal Mathematical Instruments / Employed in Surveying, Levelling, & Astronomy: explaining their Construction, Adjustments and use.
Imprint: United States (Baltimore, MD: 1844)
Pagination and Size: 150 p.; 23 x 15 cm
Material Type and Language: Trade catalogs; English
Instrument Types: Instruments represented: theodolites, sextants and levels
Notes: Item Number: 51787. Includes prefaces; contents; appendix; tables.
Subject Area: Mathematical Instruments ; Surveying ; Astronomy
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Standard Company Name: B. Kahn & Son
Company Name: B. Kahn & Son
Title: Illustrated and descriptive Catalogue and Price List of Mathematical and Engineering Instruments / Including drawing materials and supplies
Imprint: United States (New York, NY: 18--)
Pagination and Size: 128 p.; 23 x 15 cm
Material Type and Language: Trade catalogs; English
Instrument Types: Instruments represented: drawing instruments, transits and compasses
Notes: Item Number: 51795. 5th edition, part D; Includes notice; introduction; preface; prices; index.
Subject Area: Drawing Instruments ; Surveying
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Standard Company Name: German Educational Exhibition
Company Name: German Educational Exhibition
Title: Scientific Instruments
Imprint: United States (St. Louis, MO: 1904)
Pagination and Size: 221 p.; 22 x 14 cm
Material Type and Language: Trade catalogs; English
Instrument Types: Instruments represented: theodolites, spectrometers and projectors
Notes: Item Number: 52495. Includes introduction; index; instruments exhibited; floor plan of German exhibits.
Subject Area: Physics ; Education ; Surveying
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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: Cooke Optics Ltd.
Company Name: T. Cooke & Sons' (limited)
Title: Illustrated Catalogue (home edition) of Surveying Instruments, etc / Separate Catalogues of Astronomical and Drawing Instruments, and Drawing Paper may be had on application
Imprint: England (London & York: 1907)
Pagination and Size: 92 p.; 25 x 16 cm
Material Type and Language: Trade catalogs; English
Instrument Types: Instruments represented: compasses, levels and theodolites
Notes: Item Number: 52517. Includes note; description of instruments; prices; notes on construction of instruments; index.
Subject Area: Surveying
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Standard Company Name: James W. Queen & Company
Company Name: James W. Queen & Co.
Title: Priced and illustrated catalogue and descriptive manual of mathematical instruments for drawing, surveying and civil engineering
Imprint: United States (Philadelphia, PA: 1868)
Pagination and Size: 112 p.; 23 x 14 cm
Material Type and Language: Trade catalogs; English
Instrument Types: Instruments represented: compasses, levels and drawing instruments
Notes: Item Number: 52535. Twenty-third edition; Includes notice; description of instruments; prices; description on use of instruments; description on repair of instruments; index.
Subject Area: Mathematical Instruments ; Drawing Instruments ; Surveying
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