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Instruments for Science, 1800-1914: Scientific Trade Catalogs in Smithsonian Collections
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Standard Company Name: James W. Queen & Company
Company Name: James W. Queen & Co.
Title: Priced and Illustrated Catalogue of Physical Instruments and School Apparatus
Imprint: United States (New York, NY: 1874)
Pagination and Size: 159 p.; 22 x 14 cm
Material Type and Language: Trade catalogs; English
Instrument Types: Instruments represented: spherometers, gyroscopes and barometers
Notes: Item Number: 52503. Includes notice; preface; description of instruments; prices; index.
Subject Area: Physics ; Education
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Standard Company Name: James W. Queen & Company
Company Name: James W. Queen & Co.
Title: Abridged Catalogue of Optical Instruments / Mathematical Instruments, Physical Apparatus, Meteorological Instruments
Imprint: United States (Philadelphia, PA: 1883)
Pagination and Size: 34 p.; 23 x 15 cm
Material Type and Language: Trade catalogs; English
Instrument Types: Instruments represented: field glasses, binoculars and telescopes
Notes: Item Number: 52505. Includes notice; description of instruments; prices; letter inserted.
Subject Area: Optics ; Physics ; Education
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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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Standard Company Name: James W. Queen & Company
Company Name: James W. Queen & Co.
Title: Priced and illustrated catalogue of physical instruments / Chemicals and chemical apparatus and school apparatus generally
Imprint: United States (Philadelphia, PA: 1884)
Pagination and Size: 253 p.; 23 x 14 cm
Material Type and Language: Trade catalogs; English
Instrument Types: Instruments represented: gyroscopes, magnets and thermometers
Notes: Item Number: 52536. Twenty-eighth edition; Includes notice; preface; testimonials; description of instruments; prices; catalogue of scientific books and works of reference.
Subject Area: Physics ; Chemistry ; Education
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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: James W. Queen & Company
Company Name: James W. Queen & Co.
Title: Priced and illustrated catalogue of astronomical telescopes
Imprint: United States (Philadelphia, PA: 1884)
Pagination and Size: 35 p.; 23 x 15 cm
Material Type and Language: Trade catalogs; English
Instrument Types: Instruments represented: telescopes, helioscopes and astronomical clocks
Notes: Item Number: 52538. Supplement to part second; Includes notice; description of instruments; history, construction and use of instruments; prices; list of stars, clusters and nebulae; hints on observation.
Subject Area: Astronomy ; Optics
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