Morrison-Low, A D (Research Associate) (2016) How scientific instruments have changed hands. Scientific Instruments and Collections (56/5). Brill, Leiden. ISBN 9789004324923

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Abstract

This collection of essays discusses the marketing of scientific and medical instruments from the eighteenth century to the First World War. The evidence presented here is derived from sources as diverse as contemporary trade literature, through newspaper advertisements, to rarely-surviving inventories, and from the instruments themselves. The picture may not yet be complete, but it has been acknowledged that it is more complex than sketched out twenty-five or even fifty years ago. Here is a collection of case-studies from the United Kingdom, the Americas and Europe showing instruments moving from maker to market-place, and, to some extent, what happened next.

Item Type: Book
Subjects: A General Works > AM Museums (General). Collectors and collecting (General)
Q Science > Q Science (General)
Theme: Material culture: creation and use
Department: Science and Technology
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Depositing User: Ross Anderson
Date Deposited: 26 Sep 2016 15:00
Last Modified: 18 Apr 2017 14:11
URI: http://repository.nms.ac.uk/id/eprint/1680

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