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Warshaw Collection of Business Americana Subject Categories: Instruments

Creator:
Warshaw, Isadore, d. 1969  Search this
Extent:
4.56 Cubic feet (consisting of 10 boxes, 1 folder, 1 oversize folder, 1 map case folder.)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Ephemera
Printed ephemera
Sales letters
Business cards
Trade catalogs
Trade literature
Sales catalogs
Sales records
Manufacturers' catalogs
Publications
Receipts
Commercial catalogs
Surveying instruments
Trade cards
Catalogs
Manuals
Invoices
Business ephemera
Advertisements
Mail order catalogs
Advertising cards
Advertising
Advertising mail
Business records
Print advertising
Business letters
Correspondence
Letterheads
Periodicals
Advertising fliers
Catalogues
Printed material
Date:
circa 1800-1965
bulk 1830-1930
Summary:
A New York bookseller, Warshaw assembled this collection over nearly fifty years. The Warshaw Collection of Business Americana: Instruments forms part of the Warshaw Collection of Business Americana, Subseries 1.1: Subject Categories. The Subject Categories subseries is divided into 470 subject categories based on those created by Mr. Warshaw. These subject categories include topical subjects, types or forms of material, people, organizations, historical events, and other categories. An overview to the entire Warshaw collection is available here: Warshaw Collection of Business Americana
Scope and Contents:
The Instrument category covers devices and tools used in arts and sciences, including but not limited to architecture, biology, medicine, geography, physics, chemistry and related laboratory investigation, navigation, in industry with machinery, astronomy, and a variety of optics including reading glasses. An emphasis on engineering and survey work is evident in the volume of Drawing and Surveying catalogues present.

Materials include a small sampling of business records, particular invoices and receipts, with also some advertisement, correspondence, financials, import/export documents. The bulk of material is comprised of product catalogues, many with detailed descriptions, specifications, and illustrations, plus pricing information. A number of catalogues are in German. A small portion of the catalogues are not instruments per se, but are accompaniments used with instruments. For example, specimen slides for microscopes. A few company publications are present as well. Several guides on the use of or history of some apparatus are present, as are a few stand-alone illustrations, though most catalogues are heavily illustrated.

No extensive runs or complete records exist for any single company, brand, and no particular depth is present for any singular subtopic though some publications may provide general and historical overviews of a person, company, or facet of industry. Separate folders were used for a few companies which have a small bulk of material. Companies of note: Bausch & Lomb, Sperry Corporation and Wheelco Instrument Company.

With the industries and trades represented in this category, there is overlap with Hardware, Tools, and Mensuration.
Arrangement:
Instruments is arranged in two subseries. Researchers are advised to look both under the company name and under the category of catalogue of products it produces.

Business Records and Marketing Material

Genre
Forms Part Of:
Forms part of the Warshaw Collection of Business Americana.

Series 1: Business Ephemera

Series 2: Other Collection Divisions

Series 3: Isadore Warshaw Personal Papers

Series 4: Photographic Reference Material
Provenance:
Instruments is a portion of the Business Ephemera Series of the Warshaw Collection of Business Americana, Accession AC0060 purchased from Isadore Warshaw in 1967. Warshaw continued to accumulate similar material until his death, which was donated in 1971 by his widow, Augusta. For a period after acquisition, related materials from other sources (of mixed provenance) were added to the collection so there may be content produced or published after Warshaw's death in 1969. This practice has since ceased.
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research. Some items may be restricted due to fragile condition.
Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Surgical instruments and apparatus  Search this
Surveying -- Instruments -- 1800-1810  Search this
Mail-order business -- Catalogs  Search this
Engineering instruments  Search this
Wild flowers -- Specimens  Search this
Magnetic instruments  Search this
Surveying -- Instruments -- 1870-1940  Search this
Consumer goods -- Catalogs  Search this
Specimens -- list of  Search this
Mathematical instruments  Search this
Spectrum analysis -- Instruments  Search this
Retail trade  Search this
Architectural design  Search this
Scientific apparatus and instruments industry  Search this
Architectural drawing  Search this
Artists' materials  Search this
Microscopes  Search this
Scales (Weighing instruments)  Search this
advertising -- Specimens -- 1840-1950  Search this
Industrial productivity -- measurements  Search this
Drawing  Search this
Dental instruments and apparatus -- 1880-1940  Search this
Laboratories  Search this
Optics  Search this
Dental instruments and apparatus -- 1930-1970  Search this
Dental instruments and apparatus  Search this
Scientific apparatus and instruments  Search this
Medical instruments and apparatus  Search this
Zoological specimens -- Collection and preservation  Search this
Specimens -- catalog of  Search this
Measuring instruments industry  Search this
Measuring instruments  Search this
Plant specimens  Search this
Tools  Search this
Architecture  Search this
Chemistry -- 19th century  Search this
Chemistry -- Distillation  Search this
Medical Equipment  Search this
advertising -- Business ephemera  Search this
Medical supplies  Search this
Surveying and surveying instruments  Search this
Chemistry  Search this
Function:
Scientific instruments manufacturing
Genre/Form:
Ephemera
Printed ephemera
Sales letters
Business cards
Trade catalogs
Trade literature
Sales catalogs
Sales records
Manufacturers' catalogs
Publications -- Business
Receipts
Commercial catalogs
Surveying instruments
Trade cards
Catalogs
Manuals
Invoices
Business ephemera
Advertisements
Mail order catalogs
Advertising cards
Advertising
Advertising mail
Business records
Print advertising
Business letters
Correspondence
Letterheads
Periodicals
Advertising fliers
Catalogues
Printed material
Citation:
Warshaw Collection of Business Americana Subject Categories: Instruments, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0060.S01.01.Instruments
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Warshaw Collection of Business Americana Subject Categories: Instruments
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0060-s01-01-instruments

Instructions for preserving animal specimens for scientific purposes

Author:
Anderson, Rudolph Martin 1876-1961-  Search this
National Museum of Canada  Search this
Physical description:
34 numb. l. (incl. illus.)
Type:
Books
Date:
1943
Topic:
Zoological specimens--Collection and preservation  Search this
Call number:
QL61 .A59 1943
QL61.A59 1943
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_216508

Methods of collecting and preserving vertebrate animals, by R. M. Anderson

Author:
Anderson, Rudolph Martin 1876-1961-  Search this
Physical description:
v, 141 p. illus. 25 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1932
Topic:
Zoological specimens--Collection and preservation  Search this
Vertebrates  Search this
Call number:
QL61 .A54
QL61.A54
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_97663

The naturalist's guide in collecting and preserving objects of natural history, with a complete catalogue of the birds of the eastern Massachusetts. By C.J. Maynard. With illustrations by E.L. Weeks

Author:
Maynard, C. J (Charles Johnson) 1845-1929  Search this
Physical description:
ix, 170 p. front., illus. 20 cm
Type:
Electronic resources
Place:
Massachusetts
Date:
1873
Topic:
Taxidermy  Search this
Zoological specimens--Collection and preservation  Search this
Birds  Search this
Call number:
QL61 .M44 1873
QL61.M44 1873
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_340159

Instruction pour les voyageurs et pour les employés dans les colonies : sur la manière de recueillir, de conserver et d'envoyer les objets d'histoire naturelle : rédigée sur l'invitation de Son Excellence le Ministre de la marine et des colonies / par l'administration du Muséum royal d'Histoire naturelle

Title:
Instruction pour les voyageurs naturalistes
Author:
Muséum national d'histoire naturelle (France)  Search this
France Ministère de la marine et des colonies  Search this
Physical description:
[2], 47 p. ; 27 cm
Type:
Electronic resources
Date:
1818
Topic:
Natural history--Technique  Search this
Zoological specimens--Collection and preservation  Search this
Botanical specimens--Collection and preservation  Search this
Call number:
QH61 .M87 1818
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1035489

Theodore Roosevelt manuscript letter from Africa to Douglas Robinson

Correspondent:
Roosevelt, Theodore 1858-1919  Search this
Robinson, Douglas 1855-1918  Search this
Subject:
Roosevelt, Theodore 1858-1919  Search this
United States National Museum  Search this
Smithsonian Institution  Search this
American Museum of Natural History  Search this
Smithsonian African Expedition (1909-1910)  Search this
Physical description:
1 sheet ([4] pages) ; 18 x 14 cm
Type:
Electronic resources
Correspondence
Place:
Africa
Date:
1909
Topic:
Zoological specimens--Collection and preservation  Search this
Description and travel  Search this
Call number:
MSS 001867 B
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1089704

Handbuch für Naturaliensammler, oder, Gründliche Anweisung die Naturkörper aller drei Reiche zu sammeln, im Naturalienkabinet aufzustellen und aufzubewahren : namentlich Thiere aller Arten, Säugethiere, Vögel, Reptilien, Fische ... auszustopfen, zuzubereiten, zu versenden, so wie Pflanzen zu trocknen, Herbarien, Fruchtkabinette, Holzbibliotheken und Mineraliensammlungen anzulegen, einzurichten und in vollkommner Schönheit zu erhalten / frei nach dem Französischen bearbeitet und vervollständigt von Theodor Thon

Title:
Gründliche Anweisung die Naturkörper aller drei Reiche zu sammeln, im Naturalienkabinet aufzustellen und aufzubewahren
Author:
Thon, Theodor 1792-1838  Search this
Boitard, Pierre 1789?-1859 Manuel du naturaliste préparateur  Search this
Lithographer:
Uckermann, J. I.  Search this
Physical description:
xvi, 486, [2] p., IV folded leaves of plates : ill. ; 18 cm
Type:
Catalogs and collections
Date:
1827
Topic:
Natural history--Technique  Search this
Natural history  Search this
Taxidermy  Search this
Botanical specimens--Collection and preservation  Search this
Minerals--Collection and preservation  Search this
Zoological specimens--Collection and preservation  Search this
Call number:
QH61 .T46 1827
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_977925

Notes on the preparation of rough skeletons / by Frederic A. Lucas

Author:
Lucas, Frederic A (Frederic Augustus) 1852-1929  Search this
Smithsonian Institution  Search this
United States National Museum  Search this
Former owner:
Gilmore, Charles W (Charles Whitney) 1874-1945 DSI  Search this
Olson, Storrs L. DSI  Search this
Physical description:
11 p. : ill. ; 25 cm
Type:
Handbooks, manuals, etc
Date:
1891
Topic:
Skeleton  Search this
Vertebrates--Collection and preservation  Search this
Zoological specimens--Collection and preservation  Search this
Natural history--Technique  Search this
Museum conservation methods  Search this
Call number:
QL607.9 .L83 1891
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_979845

Anleitung zum Ausstopfen und Aufbewahren der Vögel und Säugethiere : aus eignen Grundsäzzen und Erfahrungen und denen von sachkundigen Männern geschöpft / von Georg Pistorius

Title:
Ausstopfe[n] der Vögel DSI
Author:
Bekker, Georg  Search this
Printer:
Wittich, L. C.  Search this
Former owner:
Nowak, Hans DSI  Search this
Kasparek, Johan DSI  Search this
Physical description:
xxxii, 174, [2] p. ; 18 cm. (8vo)
Type:
Electronic resources
Date:
1799
Topic:
Birds--Collection and preservation  Search this
Mammals--Collection and preservation  Search this
Zoological specimens--Collection and preservation  Search this
Taxidermy  Search this
Call number:
QL61 .B45 1799
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_925387

Manual of taxidermy : a complete guide in collecting and preserving birds and mammals / by C.J. Maynard. Illustrated

Title:
Complete guide in collecting and preserving birds and mammals
Author:
Maynard, C. J (Charles Johnson) 1845-1929  Search this
Electrotyper:
Boston Stereotype Foundry  Search this
Publisher:
S. E. Cassino & Co.  Search this
Physical description:
xvi, 111 p. : ill ; 20 cm
Type:
Electronic resources
Date:
1884
1884, c1883
Topic:
Taxidermy  Search this
Zoological specimens--Collection and preservation  Search this
Call number:
QL63 .M47 1884
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_833053

Manual of taxidermy : a complete guide in collecting and preserving birds and mammals / by C.J. Maynard. Illustrated

Title:
Complete guide in collecting and preserving birds and mammals
Author:
Maynard, C. J (Charles Johnson) 1845-1929  Search this
Electrotyper:
Boston Stereotype Foundry  Search this
Publisher:
S. E. Cassino & Co.  Search this
Physical description:
xvi, 111, [7] p. : ill ; 20 cm
Type:
Electronic resources
Date:
1883
Topic:
Taxidermy  Search this
Zoological specimens--Collection and preservation  Search this
Call number:
QL63 .M47 1883
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_833064

The naturalist's assistant; a handbook for the collector and student, with a bibliography of fifteen hundred works necessary for the systematic zoölogist, by J.S. Kingsley

Author:
Kingsley, J. S (John Sterling) 1854-1929  Search this
Former owner:
Henderson, J. B (John Brooks) 1870-1923 DSI  Search this
Electrotyper:
Boston Stereotype Foundry  Search this
Physical description:
[4], 228, [8] p. illus. 20 cm
Type:
Laboratory manuals
Date:
1882
Topic:
Zoology  Search this
Zoological specimens--Collection and preservation  Search this
Call number:
QL61 .K55 1882
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_731526

Instructions for collecting, rearing, and preserving British insects : also for collecting and preserving British crustacea & shells : together with a description of entomological apparatus : to which is added, a list of new and rare species of insects, &c. with their localities and times of appearance : intended for collectors, and residents in the country : with an illustrative plate / by Abel Ingpen

Author:
Ingpen, Abel -1854  Search this
Physical description:
xv, 92 p., [1] folded leaf of plates : col. ill. ; 18 cm
Type:
Electronic resources
Place:
Great Britain
Date:
1827
Topic:
Insects--Collection and preservation  Search this
Zoological specimens--Collection and preservation  Search this
Insects  Search this
Crustacea  Search this
Shells  Search this
Call number:
QL465 .I54 1827
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_734006

Instructions for collecting, rearing, and preserving British & foreign insects : also for collecting and preserving crustacea and shells / by Abel Ingpen

Title:
Instructions for collecting insects, crustacea, and shells
Author:
Ingpen, Abel -1854  Search this
Ingpen, Abel -1854 Instructions for collecting, rearing, and preserving British insects  Search this
Ill:
Spry, W.  Search this
Printer:
Whittingham, Charles 1767-1840  Search this
Former owner:
Cree, A. L. DSI  Search this
Physical description:
106, [3] p., 3 leaves of plates : col. ill. ; 16 cm
Type:
Electronic resources
Date:
1839
Topic:
Insects--Collection and preservation  Search this
Zoological specimens--Collection and preservation  Search this
Crustacea--Collection and preservation  Search this
Shells  Search this
Call number:
QL465 .I54 1839
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_734249

The naturalist's guide in collecting and preserving objects of natural history : with a complete catalogue of the birds of Massachusetts / by C. J. Maynard

Author:
Maynard, C. J (Charles Johnson) 1845-1929  Search this
Physical description:
ix, 204 p. : ill. ; 21 cm
Type:
Electronic resources
Place:
Massachusetts
Date:
1881
Topic:
Taxidermy  Search this
Zoological specimens--Collection and preservation  Search this
Birds  Search this
Call number:
QL61 .M47 1881
QL61.M47 1881
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_417629

List of collecting stations. By Sidney F. Harmer and D. G. Lillie

Author:
Harmer, S. F (Sidney Frederic) 1862-1950  Search this
Lillie, D. G  Search this
Physical description:
12 p. 4 pl. 32 cm
Type:
Electronic resources
Place:
Antarctica
Date:
1914
1914]
Topic:
Zoological specimens--Collection and preservation  Search this
Scientific expeditions  Search this
Call number:
QH61 .H37 1914
QH61.H37 1914
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_352648

Dredging in Lake Superior under the direction of the U.S. Lake Survey

Author:
Smith, Sidney I (Sidney Irving) 1843-1926  Search this
U.S. Lake Survey  Search this
Physical description:
1 p. 24 cm
Type:
Electronic resources
Date:
1871
1871]
Topic:
Dredging (Biology)  Search this
Zoological specimens--Collection and preservation  Search this
Call number:
QL435 .S64
QL435.S64
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_355555

Crustacea of the Albatross dredgings in 1883

Author:
Smith, Sidney I (Sidney Irving) 1843-1926  Search this
Physical description:
p. 53-56. 24 cm
Type:
Electronic resources
Date:
1884
1884]
Topic:
Crustacea  Search this
Dredging (Biology)  Search this
Zoological specimens--Collection and preservation  Search this
Call number:
QL435 .S64
QL435.S64
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_355562

Abyssal Decapod Crustacea of the "Albatross" dredgings in the North Atlantic

Author:
Smith, Sidney I (Sidney Irving) 1843-1926  Search this
Physical description:
p. 187-198. 24 cm
Type:
Electronic resources
Place:
North Atlantic
Date:
1886
1886]
Topic:
Decapoda (Crustacea)  Search this
Dredging (Biology)  Search this
Zoological specimens--Collection and preservation  Search this
Call number:
QL435 .S64
QL435.S64
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_355567

The naturalist's guide in collecting and preserving objects of natural history : with a complete catalogue of the birds of the eastern Massachusetts / by C.J. Maynard ; with illustrations by E.L. Weeks

Author:
Maynard, C. J (Charles Johnson) 1845-1929  Search this
Weeks, E. L  Search this
Naturalists' Agency  Search this
Physical description:
ix, 204 p., [2] leaves of plates : ill. (some col.) ; 21 cm
Type:
Electronic resources
Place:
Massachusetts
Date:
1877
Topic:
Taxidermy  Search this
Zoological specimens--Collection and preservation  Search this
Birds  Search this
Call number:
QL61 .M47 1877
QL61.M47 1877
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_316971

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