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Industrial Scientific Instruments

Industrial Style
Industrial Style

Industrial-style furniture has experienced a resurgence in popularity with the rise of interest in minimalist design.

It's a look that celebrates the past even as it suggests vigor, productivity and brawn. The newly chic industrial style of decor repurposes the simple, sturdy furnishings of an earlier world of commerce — brushed-metal storage cabinets and display shelves, task lamps and pendant lights with enameled shades, work tables with worn wooden tops and cast-iron bases — and couples them with aesthetic touches emblematic of energy and optimism, from bright upholstery fabrics to flowers.

The rise in prominence of the industrial style has come hand-in-hand with the residential repurposing of former manufacturing and warehouse districts throughout the United States, Canada and Europe. In many loft apartments created in shuttered factories, the architectural envelope has been left intact.

Industrial-style interiors feature elements like raw brick walls, exposed steel beams and oak floors whose history is written in every pit and gouge. Patina is the keynote to a decor in sync with such surroundings. On 1stDibs you will find designs that wear their age beautifully — and were built to last.

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Style: Industrial
Rare Japanese "SWIFT" Microscope By Stereo Ninety
Located in Haddonfield, NJ
Rare Japanese "SWIFT" Microscope By Stereo Ninety
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Mid-20th Century Japanese Industrial Scientific Instruments

Materials

Chrome, Iron

Anatomical Plaque by New York Scientific Supply Co.
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Hand painted, plaster, anatomical plate by New York Scientific Supply Co. depicting the musculature and circulatory systems of the face and head on a wood plaque.
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Early 20th Century American Industrial Scientific Instruments

Materials

Wood, Plaster

1940s Wanderer Werke French Keyboard Typewriter
Located in New York, NY
Manual typewriter with a French language keyboard. Some keys stick. Leather handle and the case is broken. This can be seen at our 333 West 52nd St location in the Theater District W...
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1940s German Vintage Industrial Scientific Instruments

Materials

Steel

20th Century 1918 Huge Parabolic Concave Mirror Lighthouse Mirror Optical Lens
Located in Lowestoft, GB
A very large concave mirror housed within its original copper bracing and lead back. The mirror is first quarter of the 20th of century in age. The mirror plate is in great con...
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1910s English Vintage Industrial Scientific Instruments

Materials

Copper, Lead

Emt 948 Turntable. Superb, Complete and Ready to Use, Looks and Sounds Fantastic
Located in London, GB
EMT 948 broadcast turntable, designed 1979, manufactured by EMT-Franz (Germany). Superb turntable, fully functioning and in excellent original unrestored condition. Certainly one ...
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1980s German Vintage Industrial Scientific Instruments

Materials

Metal

Very Rare and Important 1910 Dräger Smoke Mask
Located in Peekskill, NY
I almost never sell items from my museum collection. Here is your opportunity to get your hands on one of the rarest examples I own. It's not only a surviving example of the very beg...
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Early 20th Century German Industrial Scientific Instruments

Materials

Leather

Early 20th Century Brass Electric Fan, by Frost & Co
Located in Chillerton, Isle of Wight
Early 20th century brass electric fan, by Frost & Co A very stylish good looking piece, with aluminium blades and metal cage This piece looks to be in good condition, the moto...
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Early 20th Century Industrial Scientific Instruments

Materials

Metal

Collection of Antique Thumb Pump Oil Cans, C.1940
Located in San Francisco, CA
Collection of 5 metal thumb pump oil cans.
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Early 20th Century Industrial Scientific Instruments

Materials

Metal

Celestial Navigation Globe, Russian, 1970's
Located in Nantucket, MA
A rare celestial navigation globe with constellations and stars depicted in Cyrillic. Complete it its original enclosed case. When using it, the globe itself can sit in the top of th...
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Mid-20th Century Russian Industrial Scientific Instruments

Materials

Metal, Chrome

1920s Industrial Steel & Glass Medical, Dr's Cabinet / Vitrine, Storage
Located in Buffalo, NY
Great old Medical / Dr's Cabinet, heavy steel construction, retains original glass, hasp and lock, outer body painted black, classic design, cabriole legs. Perfect display, storage c...
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1920s American Vintage Industrial Scientific Instruments

Materials

Steel

1920s Whiting Sculptoscope Coin Op Stereo Card Viewer
Located in Peekskill, NY
Original whiting sculpt scope coin-operated stereo card viewer from the 1920s. Deposit a penny, pull trigger and look through the viewer to flip through stereo view cards showing sig...
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Early 20th Century Industrial Scientific Instruments

Materials

Steel

Antique Vintage Industrial Tool Solid Macassar Ebony Wood Brass Old Bronze
Located in National City, CA
Vintage tool Vintage industrial Tool in solid macassar wood and old bronze and brass. Unsure what the purpose or function is. Label logo present and digits 152 Measures: 3.75 x 1...
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1940s Vintage Industrial Scientific Instruments

Materials

Brass, Bronze

Liquid Prism by Jules Duboscq of Paris, circa 1870
Located in London, GB
A large brass liquid prism by Jules Duboscq, used to measure the optical dispersion of liquids. France, circa 1870. Brass and steel stand. Adjustable height and rotating trapez...
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Late 19th Century French Antique Industrial Scientific Instruments

Materials

Brass

1920s Large Adjustable Camera Stand by Ansco- AGFA Company Binghampton, NY
Located in Savannah, GA
Large size unusual adjustable photographers camera stand by Ansco on a cast iron tripod base with casters. Fully adjustable to raise and lower entire unit with turning wheel. Two woo...
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1920s American Vintage Industrial Scientific Instruments

Materials

Iron

Exclusive Antique Armillary Sphere
Located in Vlimmeren, BE
An armillary sphere is a model of objects in the sky consisting of a spherical framework of rings, centred on the Earth or the Sun, that represent lines of celestial longitude and la...
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Mid-19th Century European Antique Industrial Scientific Instruments

Materials

Metal

Antique Singer Model 20 Portable Sewing Machine Childrens
By Singer Sewing Machine Co.
Located in New York, NY
Small portable sewing machine was made by Singer in the 1920s to teach children to sew. Unknown working condition.
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1920s American Vintage Industrial Scientific Instruments

Materials

Brass, Steel, Iron

Mid-Century Globe Meat Slicer C1940 Enameled Iron
Located in Port Jervis, NY
Fabulous and powerful, 1/4hp GM Delco motor. Globe deli meat slicer from the forties. Super quiet motor with a new cord and switch. In excellent vintage condition with minimal wear t...
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1940s American Vintage Industrial Scientific Instruments

Materials

Chrome, Iron, Enamel, Steel

Old Brass Tool American Improved Spring Balance Hanging Scale 24 LB
Located in National City, CA
Scale Old vintage tool brass hanging scale stamped American Improved Spring Balance 24 LB Untested. Selling as is condition. Measures: 9.25 tall x 1.5 W x 1 D Made in brass some impe...
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Early 20th Century American Industrial Scientific Instruments

Materials

Brass

Very Large Ophtalmotrope
Located in Peekskill, NY
What is an ophthalmotrope? An ophthalmotrope is an apparatus for demonstrating the movements of the eye and the action of the different muscles which produce them, consisting essenti...
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Early 20th Century French Industrial Scientific Instruments

Materials

Brass

Palethorpes’ Sausage Scales, Victorian Butchers Balance Scales, with Brass Bell
Located in Chillerton, Isle of Wight
Palethorpes’ Sausage scales, Victorian Butchers balance scales, with brass bell weights The scale has a brass weight plate on one side and a square ceramic platter on the other, s...
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Early 20th Century Industrial Scientific Instruments

Materials

Iron

Recording Dial Clock by the International Time Recording Company
Located in Peekskill, NY
A Recording dial clock by the International Time Recording Company, Endicott, New York. In the original oak case and (the first we have ever seen) original table stand. The dial meas...
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Late 19th Century American Antique Industrial Scientific Instruments

Materials

Oak

Antique Cast Iron Enamel Embalming Table
Located in Norwalk, CT
This interesting piece will definitely spark many conversations.
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Early 20th Century American Industrial Scientific Instruments

Materials

Iron

German Anatomical Muscular Bust Model
Located in Brooklyn, NY
German, anatomical, plaster model of a cross-section of a bust, depicting the muscular and circulatory systems.
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Mid-20th Century German Industrial Scientific Instruments

Materials

Plaster

Brass Balance Shop Scales with Eagle Crest
Located in Chillerton, Isle of Wight
Brass balance shop scales with eagle crest Decorative large brass balance shop scales  I super looking set, the slightly dished pans are hung on brass chains from the main colu...
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Late 19th Century Antique Industrial Scientific Instruments

Materials

Brass

1800s Veterinarians Horse Gag and Cutaway Skull
Located in Peekskill, NY
This is an early medical school demonstration model. The horse skull on its own very interesting. It shows a professionally done cutaway of the skull showing the teeth below the gum ...
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Late 19th Century American Antique Industrial Scientific Instruments

Materials

Bone

Brass Ship's Nautical Clinometer, Italy
Located in Nantucket, MA
A brass Italian clinometer used on vessels to measure the degree of healing. In larger ship's, it would be used to balance cargo so that the ballast is even. By C.A.I.M, Genova. In w...
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Late 20th Century Industrial Scientific Instruments

Materials

Brass

Important 1920s Medical Artist Model
By The Plastic Surgery Laboratories
Located in Peekskill, NY
This is a life-size medical model. They were used as teaching aids for medical students. These models were an important part of medical history and a teaching tool through the format...
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Early 20th Century Industrial Scientific Instruments

Materials

Metal

Copper Lifeboat Compass, American, C. 1970's
Located in Nantucket, MA
An American, copper, liquid compass from a ship's lifeboat. It has a snap-shut lid to protect it from the elements and the original brass bolts that held into place. The compass sits...
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Mid-20th Century American Industrial Scientific Instruments

Materials

Copper

Aircraft Design Wind Tunnel Scale Model of a Late 1960s GAC-100 Airliner
Located in London, GB
A 1/10 scale wind tunnel model of a GAC-100 Commuter airliner. Wingspan: 7ft (214 cm) The model is constructed out of laminated mahogany, and is built to the highest standards,...
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Mid-20th Century American Industrial Scientific Instruments

Materials

Mahogany

Coffee Grinder from Goldemberg
Located in Roma, IT
Very rare model 00 created at the end of the 19th century preserved in its pastel green color original iron drawer of the time, all original and still functioning in the curved crank...
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Early 1900s French Antique Industrial Scientific Instruments

Materials

Iron

20th Century Set of Vintage Surgical Seams
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
20th century set of vintage surgical seams By unknown manufacturer, Spain. In original condition, with minor wear consistent with age and use, preserving a beautiful patina. M...
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20th Century Spanish Industrial Scientific Instruments

Materials

Glass

1911, The Lady Claire Dress Form, Very Rare
Located in Peekskill, NY
I've had an example of this dress form in my personal collection. It's an amazing piece of engineering and one of my favorite items... something I decided to never sell it. The Lady ...
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Early 20th Century American Industrial Scientific Instruments

Materials

Iron

Fan from Marelli, 1950s
By Eredi Marelli
Located in Roma, IT
The company was founded in 1891 in Milan as an individual company on the initiative of Ercole Marelli, a worker in his youth at Tecnomasio Italiana in Milan. Initially the company pr...
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1650s Italian Antique Industrial Scientific Instruments

Materials

Iron

Open Scale Barograph by C F Casella & Co of London
Located in London, GB
An open scale barograph by C F Casella & Co of London, circa 1960. 7 day clockwork "Gluck" barometer recorder. Measures: Width: 32 cm. Depth:18 cm. Height: 23.5 cm. ...
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Mid-20th Century English Industrial Scientific Instruments

Materials

Metal

1940s Vintage Industrial Aluminum & Brass Apothecary Scale Balance with Weights
Located in Lafayette, IN
Spectacular 1940's vintage Type BB analytical scale/balance by William Ainsworth & Sons Inc of Denver, Colorado. Scale includes: - Type BB scale/balance - (2) sample pans - (2) ...
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1940s American Vintage Industrial Scientific Instruments

Materials

Aluminum, Brass

Early 20th C. Long Island Railroad 2 Line Telephone in Wood Case
Located in New York, NY
Early 20th century antique 2 line railroad telephone. Marked "LI RR, Return to Sayre, PA" Encased in a wood box with the original wood hand crank and leather handle. Inscribed "330 E...
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Early 20th Century American Industrial Scientific Instruments

Materials

Metal

1800s William Hume Glass Slide Projector
Located in Peekskill, NY
This is an early glass slide projector that has just the right look. There are 2 wood frame slide carriers included. The bellows show a food deal of use and the wood is really nice. ...
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Mid-19th Century English Antique Industrial Scientific Instruments

1890s Hand Painted Life Size Anatomical of Head
Located in Peekskill, NY
This is an early and high quality hand-painted plaster antique anatomical model of an adult human head. I would date this to 1900. The details are well-done and the brain is removabl...
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Late 19th Century German Antique Industrial Scientific Instruments

Materials

Plaster

Expandable Surveyor's Poles/Logging Measuring Stick c.1940-Price Per Piece
Located in San Francisco, CA
Original surveyor's poles and one logging measuring stick. The large metal and wood white surveyor's pole telescopes up to 14' 10". The all wood yellow surveyor's pole folds open in ...
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Early 20th Century American Industrial Scientific Instruments

Materials

Metal, Brass

Pre-1929 Graphotype Addressograph Model 6281 Embossing and Printing Machine
Located in New York, NY
Large graphotype addressograph with a general electric motor. Model number 6281. Working when taken out of service but stored for 20 years so unknown working condition. This was used...
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1920s American Vintage Industrial Scientific Instruments

Materials

Steel

1910s Antique Doctors' Medical Scale, Mechanical Stand Up with Weights
Located in New York, NY
1910s antique Industrial stand up doctors' scale. Features height indicator and a movable weights with great old paint.
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1910s American Vintage Industrial Scientific Instruments

Materials

Metal

Antique Oak and Brass Lumber Caliper by E. S. Lane, Upton ME
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Turn of the 20th century, oak and handcrafted brass hardware, lumber caliper by E.S. Lane, Upton ME used to measure the amount of timber from a tree features a sliding caliper and sp...
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Early 20th Century American Industrial Scientific Instruments

Materials

Brass

Large copper & brass funnel
Located in London, GB
A large late 19th century copper and brass funnel. From Wiltshire County, England.
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Late 19th Century English Antique Industrial Scientific Instruments

Materials

Brass, Copper

Industrial Design Science Vintage Black Cast Iron Dentist Machine 19th Century
Located in Vienna, AT
19th Century Industrial design black cast iron dentist machine circa 1890 Austria. Museums worthy best Industrial design dentist machine from black cast iron body and brass details ...
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Late 19th Century Austrian Antique Industrial Scientific Instruments

Materials

Iron, Metal

Vintage, Anatomical, Didactic Torso, Female Bust with Head, Somso, 1960s
Located in Schagen, NL
This very complete vintage Female torso was manufactured in Germany by Marcus Sommer, 'Somso'. It features a natural size model, AS 40, in Somso-plast. The thoracic/abdominal wall ca...
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Mid-20th Century German Industrial Scientific Instruments

Rare 1935 Draeger “O” Mask
Located in Peekskill, NY
This unique porthole mask was made by Draeger in Germany 1935. It was a simple and elegant design in a black rubber canvas and mainly used for industrial purposes. Note the manual an...
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Early 20th Century German Industrial Scientific Instruments

Materials

Rubber

Collection of 12 Perspex Teaching Blocks & Lenses
By Griffin & George Ltd.
Located in London, GB
A collection of twelve Perspex teaching optical blocks and lenses. Various shapes, forms and blocks, convex and concave, a number are backed with a white film. Three have their...
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Mid-20th Century English Industrial Scientific Instruments

Materials

Acrylic

Dunlop Patented Heavy Duty Hand Pump
Located in London, GB
A Dunlop minor compressor. Patented heavy duty hand pump. Registered design number: 724795 (1927). Patented in England and abroad.
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Early 20th Century English Industrial Scientific Instruments

Materials

Brass, Copper, Iron

Model of an Early Communications Satellite
Located in London, GB
A cased model of an early British Hawker Siddeley Dynamics satellite concept, relating to the ELDO Europa rocket, circa 1966. The model is accompanied by a Royal Aircraft Establis...
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Mid-20th Century English Industrial Scientific Instruments

Materials

Plastic

1920s Red Johnson Scale Co. Stathmos Scale
Located in New York, NY
1920s large red Johnson Scale Co. Stathmos scale with wheels. This can be seen at our 400 Gilligan St location in Scranton, PA
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1920s American Vintage Industrial Scientific Instruments

Materials

Metal

Antique Farm Equipment Little Giant Hand Seed Sower by S. B. Rittenhouse
Located in New York, NY
True antique Americana. Manufactured of hand sewn denim and linen patches on canvas covering a wood and iron frame. Not in working condition. Made by S. B. Rittenhouse. Patent grante...
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1880s American Antique Industrial Scientific Instruments

Materials

Iron

Mahogany & Brass Antique Tool Old Carpentry Scribe Wood Marking Gauge 1920s USA
Located in National City, CA
Mahogany wood & patinated brass antique old carpentry marking tool circa 1920s USA Carpenter scribe marking gauge vintage wood working tool in wood and brass Measures: 8 Lx 5W x 2....
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1920s American Vintage Industrial Scientific Instruments

Materials

Brass

Ship's Steel Compass Course Heading, 1980's
Located in Nantucket, MA
A compass course heading box used on the bridge of the ship to instruct the helmsman of the ship's course direction. Old school, low tech and always reliable. In a steel case and the...
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Late 20th Century Industrial Scientific Instruments

Materials

Steel

Anatomical Eye Model by New York Scientific Supply Co.
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Anatomical, composition, organ model of the eye by New York Scientific Co., Inc disassembles into six pieces deconstructing the eye and its nerves. The model is plaster with a glass ...
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Mid-20th Century American Industrial Scientific Instruments

Materials

Composition

Antique English Cast Iron Cheese Press by Thomas Corbett of Shrewsbury, 1880
Located in Portland, OR
A rare antique, all original and fully functioning cast iron English cheese press by Thomas Corbett of Shrewsbury, circa 1880. The cheese press having been fully and professionally r...
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1880s English Antique Industrial Scientific Instruments

Materials

Iron

Antique Oak and Brass Lumber Caliper by William Greenlief
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Turn of the 20th century, oak and handcrafted brass, lumber caliper by William Greenlief used to measure the amount of timber from a tree features a sliding caliper and spiked walkin...
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Early 20th Century American Industrial Scientific Instruments

Materials

Brass

Micro-Barograph by Short & Mason of London
Located in London, GB
An open scale Micro-barograph by Short & Mason of London in enameled glass case. Number: 551/41 Seven day clockwork drive by Horstmann Gear Co Ltd, of Bath. Serial number: 7027...
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Early 20th Century English Industrial Scientific Instruments

Materials

Metal

Nautical Double Gauge Bubble Clinometer on Teak Back Plate by Conn. Valley Ind.
Located in Nantucket, MA
A double gauge bubble clinometer with precision glass tubing and nickel face mounted on a teak back plate. These tilt gauges were used on vessels to measure the angular slant of the ...
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Late 20th Century North American Industrial Scientific Instruments

Materials

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