Resource Instruments for Science, 1800-1914: Scientific Trade Catalogs in Smithsonian Collections (2003 - )

Steven Turner & Jim Roan

United States
19th century
20th century and early
Scientific apparatus and instruments
Scientific instruments
Trade Catalogs
Alternative Names
  • 10241 (WHSO Record Number)


Only portions of the catalogs are available online, but project information and updates are available in the "explore this collection" section. Here researchers can also browse the actual catalogs by "Standard Company Name", "Company Name on Item", "Types of Instruments", and "Instruments, Notes, Title and Keyword". They also offer help sections to do with browsing, searching, and image availability. Each record includes bibliographic information adjacent to thumbnails.

The page Bibliography and Web Links is currently blank; the last material digitized was done in 2006.

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WHSO Record Created By: Amy Rodgers