Illustrations of catalog listings. Figures 214 and 215 depict two products available in the category Levels, Compasses, &c., the Gilt Pochet Compass in Leather Case and the Magnetic Needle and Stand respectively. Beneath, a new category, Theodolites, begins. Figure 216 represents an available theodolite, available in variations from 5 to 7 inches with one or two telescopes.
These illustrations are part of Palmer's New Catalogue by Edward Palmer (1803-1872), regarded as the earliest, freely-accessible sales catalog of commercially available chemicals and scientific apparatus. The catalog provides insight into the costs and considerations of equipping laboratories during the early Victorian period. Featuring 292 engraved figures, the catalog is digitized in its entirety.
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Palmer, Edward. “Figures 214-216. Compasses and Theodolites.” In Palmer's New Catalogue, with Three Hundred Engravings of Apparatus, Illustrative of Chemistry, Pneumatics, Frictional and Voltaic Electricity, Electro Magnetism, Optics, &c. London, England: William Gilbert, 1840. https://digital.sciencehistory.org/works/2mokeur.
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