Humboldt State University ® Department of Chemistry

Robert A. Paselk Scientific Instrument Museum

Index to Contemporary/Early Instrument Literature

The selections indexed below have been chosen to illustrate the uses of instruments in this Museum. The choices are somewhat idiosyncratic, reflecting the interests of the curator and the availability of original documents. In some cases the instruments may not yet have been posted. In some cases additional documents may be accessed via the individual instrument pages. The selections are accessed via two indexes:

Topic Index

Author Index

 
spectgroscope engraving scan
 

Selections Listed by Topic

Chemical Balances A variety of scanned manuals, catalogs, descriptions etc.from various companies may be found at the on-line at The Chemist's Balance at Humboldt exhibit catalog.

Cathetometers

Colorimeters

Galvanometers

Hygrometers

Jolly Balances

Manometers

  • Manometers from Duff, A. Wilmer. A Text-Book of Physics (1921)

Microscopes

Miscellaneous Apparatus

  • Kipp's Gas Apparatus from Erdmann, Professor Dr. (trans. by Frederick L. Dunlap) Introduction to Chemical Preparations.(1900)
  • Kipp's Gas Apparatus from: Noyes, William A. A Textbook of Chemistry. (1919)

Polariscopes/Polarimeters

Potentiometers and Bridges

  • The Potentiometer from Duff, A. Wilmer. A Text-Book of Physics (1921)
  • Hydrogen-Ion Determination [Potentiometric] Braun Corporation. Catalog No. 34, Laboratory Instruments, Apparatus and Supplies, (1934)
  • Conductivity [Potentiometer] Braun Corporation. Catalog No. 34, Laboratory Instruments, Apparatus and Supplies, (1934)
  • Wheatstone's Bridge from Encyclopedia Britannica, 11th ed.

Refractometers - Over a dozen scanned manuals from various companies may be found at the on-line Chemical Refractometer exhibit.

Resistance Boxes

Spectroscopes

Standard Cells

Thermometers

 

Selections Listed by Author

American Optical Corporation

Arthur H. Thomas Company. Laboratory Appartus and Reagents. Arthur H. Thomas Company, Philadelphia (1921)

Bausch & Lomb Optical Company see also Refractometers above.

Braun Corporation. Catalog No. 34, Laboratory Instruments, Apparatus and Supplies, (1934)

Braun-Knecht-Heiman Co., Catalog No. 40, Laboratory Instruments Apparatus Supplies, (1940)

Carl Zeiss Co. see Refractometers above.

  • Abbe's Refractometers 3rd, ed., Carl Zeiss Co. Jena (1907) Complete text

Clay, Reginald S. Treatise on Practical Light. (1911)

Christian Becker division of Torsion Balance Company Care and Use of Analytical Balances(1952)

Duff, A. Wilmer. A Text-Book of Physics (1921)

Edser, Edwin. Heat for Advanced Students. (1911)

Encyclopedia Britannica, 11th ed.

Eppley Laboratory (1922?)

Erdmann, Professor Dr.Introduction to Chemical Preparations.(1900)

Fisher Scientific Company and Eimer and Amend (Catalog 90) Modern Laboratory Appliances (1942, reprinted 1946)

Gaertner Scientific Corporation

Hawk, Philip B. Practical Physiological Chemistry. (1913)

Johannsen, Albert. Manual of Petrographic Methods. (1918)

Kimball, Arthur Lalane, A College Text-Book of Physics (1923)

Krayer, Peter J. The Use and Care of a Balance (1913)

Leeds & Northrup

Myers, Victor Carlyl. Practical Chemical Analysis of Blood. 2nd ed. (1919)

Minor, Ralph S. Physical Measurements: A Laboratory Manual in General Physics for Colleges. (1919)

Noyes, William A. A Textbook of Chemistry (1919)

O. C. Rudolph & Sons: Brochures (1968-1965)

Precision Scientific Inc.

SeKo

Smith, George McPhail. ...QUANTITATIVE CHEMICAL ANALYSIS ... (1921)

Snell, Foster Dee. Colorimetric Analysis. (1921)

Voland & Sons, Inc.

Welch Manufacturing Company


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