General Reference

 1. ALPERN, Andrew; Catalogue of the Andrew Alpern Collection of Drawing Instruments, Trustees of the Columbia University in the City of New York, 2010.

 

 2. DAWES, Howard; Instruments of the Imagination, The Dawes Trust, Craycombe House, Worcestershire 2009.

 

 3. HAMBLY, Maya; Drawing Instruments 1580-1980, Sotheby's, London, 1988.

 

 4. PIEDMONT-PALLANDINO, Susan; Tools of the Imagination, Princeton Architectural Press, New York, 2007.

 

 5. RICHES, David; Collecting Drawing Instruments, Jeremy Mills, Huddersfield, 2012.

 

 6. SCHILLINGER, Dr. Klaus; Zeicheninstrumente, Staatlicher Mathematisch-Physikalischer Salon, Dresden, 1980.

 

 7. STARCK, Georg; Die Entwicklung der Deutschen Reißzeugindustrie, Universitätsverlag von Robert Noske in Borna-Leipzig, 1925.

 

 8. VOLLRATH, Hans-Joachim; Verborgene Ideen Historische mathematische Instrumente, Springer Spektrum, 2013.

 

 9. Das Reisszeug in Die Technologie des Eisens, Otto Spamer, Leipzig 1900, page 363-373. Internet Archive.

 

Instrument makers

 

10. MARCELIN, FRANCK; Dictionnaire des fabricants français d'instruments de mesure du XVe au XIXe siècle, 2004.

 

11. ROOSEBOOM, M. 1950. Bijdrage tot de Geschiedenis der Instrumentmakerskunst in de Noorderlijke Nederlanden tot omstreeks 1840.

  

12. MOOIJ, J.; Instrumenten, wetenschap en samenleving: geschiedenis van de instrumentenfabricage en -handel in Nederland 1840-1940. Soest: Cooperatieve vereniging "het instrument". 1988.

 

13. CLIFTON, GLORIA; Directory of British Scientific Instrument Makers, 1550-1851, Philip Wilson Publishers Ltd 1994.

 

14. Dr. Michaela Schlögl; 100 Jahre Rudolf & August Rost  1888-1988 Festschrift

 

15. J.E. BURNETT, A.D. MORRISON-LOW; Vulgar & Mechanick The Scientific Instrument Trade in Ireland 1650-1921The Trustees of the National Museums of Scotland & The Royal Dublin Society, 1989.

 

16. DAUMAS, Maurice; Scientific Instruments of the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries and Their Makers, Portman Press, 1972.

 

17. DWC Digital Web Centre for the History of Science in the low Countries. Scientific Instrument Makers in the Netherlands.

 

18. Silvio A. Bedini; Early American Scientific Instruments and Their Makers MUSEUM OF HISTORY AND TECHNOLOGY SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTION WASHINGTON, 1964. www.gutenberg.org

 

19. L'Industrie Francaise des Instruments de Précision 1901-1902, Smithsonian Libraries  

 

Online catalogues

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Spreadsheet of online (hyperlinked) references and trade catalogues.