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Chemical Heritage Foundation instrumentation manual collection: Advertising materials


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.

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A collection of trade and technical advertising materials that deal with various corporation's scientific instruments. The collection has been collected, organized and cataloged by the Chemical Heritage Foundation.

Organized in two series . 1. Manuals ; 2. Advertising materials.

These materials may be reprints of scholarly articles, or reports, or data sheets. The advertising material also varies in intent. Material designated as technical advertising is more theoretical in nature and directed toward end-users of the product. Trade advertising is more general in nature. Colorful and filled with superlatives, it was clearly aimed at administrators and purchasing personnel. The ads are filed by company name in a filing cabinet system. Some of this material is accompanied by correspondence which usually relates to issues of pricing or product improvement. Some of the files originally contained photographs of the equipment. These photographs were provided by the manufacturers for publicity purposes. They have been removed during processing and will now be found in the image archives.

For a list of companies included please see finding aid in our library catalog:

Method of acquisition--gifts ;; Date of acquisition--up to 2008..

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