Image Database: Search for Instruments

The image database collects images of scientific instruments and laboratory equipment taken from various sources like journals, books and trade catalogues. You can search the original figure captions (including their translations) and author, title, and year of the source. The source page for any instrument is available from the result page. At this time 21088 images are available (view all).

For a selection of instruments we provide a more detailed data sheet with information on related people, sources, sites, etc. Furthermore these instruments are organized in categories.

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search hint: use "-1900" to find years before 1900,
"1890-1900" for the years between 1890 and 1900, etc.
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