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The Vincent J. Coates Collection of Instrumentation Ephemera


Held at: Science History Institute Archives [Contact Us]315 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106

This is a finding aid. It is a description of archival material held at the Science History Institute Archives. Unless otherwise noted, the materials described below are physically available in their reading room, and not digitally available through the web.

Overview and metadata sections

The material is mostly undated but the bulk of the collection predates the arrival of computerized analytical instruments.

This collection has been removed from a larger collection of instrumentation manuals.

Source of acquisition--Vincent J. Coates. Method of acquisition--gift;; Date of acquisition--2003..

Science History Institute Archives

Collection Inventory

Logarithmic Tables and Ratio Tables — some encapsulated, undated.
Box 1 Folder 1
Inspection tags for a variety of instruments (incl. Dockson, Eastern Laboratory, General Radio and Beckman), 1948.
Box 1 Folder 2
Atomic and Molecular Structure: 4 Wall Charts — Arnold C. & Maria T. Wahl, Argonne National Laboratory, 1970.
Box 1 Folder 3
Circuit diagrams — P. Chem. Lab. — (incl. lead & copper samples), undated.
Box 1 Folder 4
"Operation Instructions" (unknown instrument), undated.
Box 1 Folder 5
"Figure 2" (schematic for an unidentified instrument), undated.
Box 1 Folder 6
Bausch & Lomb "Certificate of Inspection" (for a Model 502? — includes a small key and two screws, one loose in the envelope), undated.
Box 1 Folder 7
J. Bishop & Company Platinum Works — catalogue of platinum crucibles and dishes, undated.
Box 1 Folder 8
Dockson Corporation — Dockson Regulator Parts-Model 45 Regulator — schematic drawing, undated.
Box 1 Folder 9
General Electric — Tungar Bulb instructions and installation card, 1950.
Box 1 Folder 10
General Radio Company — Calibration Data, Type 722-F Precision Condenser — card sealed in plastic and metal holder, 1936.
Box 1 Folder 11
Handy & Harmon — Bulletin No. 1: "How to Use 'Handy' Silver Solders and Sil-Fos and Easy-Flo Brazing Alloys", undated.
Box 1 Folder 12
I2R Instruments for Research and Industry — Glove Bag Inflatable Dry Box instructions, 1964.
Box 1 Folder 13
Kimble Labset 1 — parts list, undated.
Box 1 Folder 14
Leeds & Northrup — Cat. 8451-S Controller with H.O.R.J. blueprint, 1933.
Box 1 Folder 15
Nalge Company — Nalge-Axelrod Melting Point Apparatus — trade ad, undated.
Box 1 Folder 16
Prest-O-Lite Battery Company, Inc. — Instructions for Placing in Service Aircraft Storage Battery Types AN-3150 & AN-3152, undated.
Box 1 Folder 17
RCA — RCA Plastic Shatterproof Coating — instructions for use, undated.
Box 1 Folder 18
Superior Electric Co. — Panel Drilling Template-116U & 216U, 1946.
Box 1 Folder 19
W.M. Welch Scientific Company — Instructions for the Use of No. 4031 Extra Weight for the No. 4030 Balance (incl. a weight), undated.
Box 1 Folder 20
Carl Zeiss, Jena — two data tables, undated.
Box 1 Folder 21
Beckman — price quote: Model 24 Scanning System with UV Accessory, 1973.
Box 1 Folder 22
"The Van Slyke Manometric Apparatus: A Short History", undated.
Box 1 Folder 23
Varian — NMR Spectrometer charts (various), undated.
Box 1 Folder 24
Varian — Field Frequency Control V6010A Console Assy., 1965.
Box 1 Folder 25
Smith, H. Ward. "A Compilation of Spectrophotometric Data on Compounds of Toxicological Interest", 1953.
Box 1 Folder 26
Anderson Physical Laboratory — "Index of Curves" [Moved from The McIntyre Memorial Collection A 89:8], 1958.
Box 1 Folder 26

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