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Instruments for Science, 1800-1914: Scientific Trade Catalogs in Smithsonian Collections
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Types of Instruments

The scientific instrument material has been broadly grouped into the following categories. To browse material that covers this area, select from the list below.
Acoustics
Astronomy
Balances
Biology
Chemistry
Drawing Instruments
Education
Electricity
Engineering
Geophysics
Mathematical Instruments
Medical Apparatus
Meteorology
Microscopy
Natural History
Natural Philosophy
Navigation
Optics
Photography
Physics
Spectroscopy
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