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Instruments for Science, 1800-1914: Scientific Trade Catalogs in Smithsonian Collections
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Standard Company Name: William Y. McAllister (Firm)
Company Name: William Y. McAllister
Title: Catalogue of Optical & Philosophical Instruments / For Sale Wholesale and Retail
Imprint: United States (Philadelphia, PA: 1867)
Pagination and Size: 124 p.; 22 x 14 cm
Material Type and Language: Trade catalogs; English
Instrument Types: Instruments represented: spectacles, microscopes and opera glasses
Notes: Item Number: 51739. Includes contents; prices; discussion of spectacles.
Subject Area: Optics ; Physics ; Microscopy
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Standard Company Name: William Y. McAllister (Firm)
Company Name: William Y. McAllister
Title: Catalogue of Magnesium Stereopticons; Magnesium Lamps; Oxy-Hydrogen Microscopes; Oxy-Hydrogen Polariscopes; Oxy-Hydrogen Kaleidoscopes; Oxy-Hydrogen Stereopticons; Oxy-Calcium Stereopticons; Dissolving View Apparatus; Magic Lanterns and views for the same
Imprint: United States (Philadelphia, PA: 186-)
Pagination and Size: 108 p.; 22 x 14 cm
Material Type and Language: Trade catalogs; English
Instrument Types: Instruments represented: stereopticons, magic lanterns and glass slide pictures
Notes: Item Number: 51740. Includes contents; prices; description; instructions for operation of instruments; description of glass slide pictures.
Subject Area: Physics ; Education
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Standard Company Name: William Y. McAllister (Firm)
Company Name: William Y. McAllister
Title: APriced and Illustrated Catalogue of Mathematical Instruments / Of German Silver and Brass, Swiss Drawing Instruments
Imprint: United States (Philadelphia, PA: 1867)
Pagination and Size: 46 p.; 22 x 14 cm
Material Type and Language: Trade catalogs; English
Instrument Types: Instruments represented: drawing instruments, protractors and calipers
Notes: Item Number: 51741. Includes contents; prices.
Subject Area: Mathematical Instruments ; Drawing Instruments
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Standard Company Name: William Y. McAllister (Firm)
Company Name: William Y. McAllister
Title: Priced and illustrated catalogue of optical instruments, spectacles and eye-glasses / All kinds of thermometers, aneroid and mercurial barometers. Ophthalmoscopes, trial sets, etc., etc. Standard meteorological instruments
Imprint: United States (Philadelphia, PA: 1882)
Pagination and Size: 71 p.; 23 x 15 cm
Material Type and Language: Trade catalogs; English
Instrument Types: Instruments represented: eye glasses, opera glasses and spy glasses
Notes: Item Number: 52541. Includes notice; test type examination charts; description of instruments; description of eye examinations; prices; books on the eye; index.
Subject Area: Optics ; Medical Apparatus ; Meteorology
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