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    • 1529 (M.D.XXIX)

    A device for raising water, the Archimedean screw consists of an external cylinder surrounding a screw. The bottom of the cylinder and screw must be immersed in water, which is not correctly depicted here. If the…

    • 1665

    Engravings from Schem. 4 of the first edition of Robert Hooke's seminal volume, Micrographia : or, Some physiological descriptions of minute bodies made by magnifying glasses. With observations and inquiries thereupon.

    • Goodness, poverty, middle age, youth. Who makes of it misfortune or happiness.
    • 1760 – 1800

    This etching by Francesco Pedro, for Nicollo Cavalli of Venice, reproduces a painting by Francesco Maggiotto. The scene shows four individuals in a humble workroom, gathered around a brazier full of coals. The central…

    • 1768-May-20

    Wonder, curiosity, and deep thought: the audience in this mezzotint, after a painting by Joseph Wright of Derby, models a range of possible responses to science. At center, a brass orrery--a device used to model the…

    • 1789

    This work by Antoine Laurent Lavoisier is widely considered the first of its kind in modern chemical literature. Select digitized content includes front cover, frontismatter, woodcut vignettes, as well as thirteen…

    • 1867

    Frontispiece portrait engraving of James Ferguson. In this half-bust portrait engraving, Ferguson is posed with his hand on a celestial globe. His facsimile signature can be found underneath the portrait.

    • 1867

    Autobiography of Scottish Astronomer James Ferguson, who is known for his astronomical and scientific instrument inventions. The frontispiece portrait of Ferguson and title page have been digitized from this work.

    • Fig. 135
    • 1872 (Published)

    An illustration of a man using Lockyer's telespectroscope. Sir Joseph Norman Lockyer (1836-1920), designed this instrument in order to observe the spectra of the prominences in full sunlight. Lockyer is best known for…

    • Fig. 52
    • 1872 (Published)

    Illustration of a man looking through a spectroscope.
    From the corresponding text: "Fig. 52, especially the three tubes directed to the prism at different angles, as in that constructed by Kirchhoff and Bunsen. The…

    • 1884

    Color frontispiece plate depicts a chemist's work bench with scientific tools and instruments sitting on a shelf and work bench.

    Intended as an introduction to the study of chemistry, this volume contains illustrations…

    • circa 1900

    General view of chemist Ernest Arnold Congdon (right) in the chemistry laboratory at the Drexel Institute of Art, Science, and Industry (later Drexel University) in Philadelphia. Several laboratory stations with…

    • after 1901 – 1928

    General view of an employee in the Bureau of Chemistry's Water and Beverage Laboratory conducting an analysis on an unidentified substance. Assorted sample jars and scientific apparatus are visible in the photograph.…

    • 1901 – before 1928

    General view of three employees at work in the Bureau of Chemistry's Naval Stores Investigation Laboratory, a division of the Leather and Paper Laboratory. Assorted laboratory glassware and apparatus, as well as notices…

    • 1901 – before 1928

    General view of two employees at work in an Agricultural Research Service Drug Laboratory, with view of assorted laboratory glassware and apparatus. Part of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, such laboratories commonly…

    • 1901 – before 1928

    General view of two employees at work in a Bureau of Chemistry Drug Laboratory, with view of assorted laboratory glassware and apparatus. Part of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, such laboratories commonly…

    • 1901 – before 1928

    General view of an employee conducting an analysis of an unidentified substance in the Bureau of Chemistry's Nitrogen Laboratory. Part of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the Nitrogen Laboratory conducted…

    • 1901 – before 1928

    General view of an employee conducting an analysis of an unidentified substance in the Bureau of Chemistry's Nitrogen Laboratory. Part of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the Nitrogen Laboratory conducted…

    • 1901 – before 1928

    General view of the Bureau of Chemistry's Nitrogen Laboratory showing assorted laboratory glassware and apparatus. Part of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the Nitrogen Laboratory conducted investigations into…

    • 1901 – before 1928

    General view of an employee operating an apparatus used to study ammonia at the Bureau of Chemistry's Nitrogen Laboratory. Part of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the Nitrogen Laboratory conducted investigations…

    • 1901 – before 1928

    General view of two employees working in the Bureau of Chemistry's Oil, Fat, and Wax Laboratory, with view of assorted laboratory glassware and apparatus. Part of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the Oil, Fat, and…

    • 1901 – before 1928

    General view of an employee utilizing an apparatus in the Bureau of Chemistry's Dust Laboratory. Part of the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Office of Development Work, the Dust Laboratory conducted research into the…

    • circa 1905

    General view of a portion of the Dearborn Drug and Chemical Works (later Dearborn Chemical Company) 35th Street laboratory facilities located in Chicago, Illinois, with view of furnaces, assorted balances, and…

    • circa 1905

    General view of the main room at the Dearborn Drug and Chemical Works (later Dearborn Chemical Company) 35th Street laboratory facilities located in Chicago, Illinois, with view of assorted glassware and scientific…