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    Keuffel and Esser catalogues
    From: Frank Reed
    Date: 2010 Mar 15, 11:06 -0700

    Here's some fun. I've found recently two old catalogues for Keuffel and Esser on google books:

    Here's the 1892 edition:
    http://books.google.com/books?id=3dxDAAAAYAAJ
    Nearly 300 pages.

    Here's the 1913 edition:
    http://books.google.com/books?id=P1gZAQAAIAAJ
    Nearly 600 pages.

    Try the "thumbnail view" at google books to make browsing these more feasible (it's a little icon showing four squares inside a bigger square). They sell ink and many, many drafting tool sets. They sell slide rules and transit instruments and surveying equipment of all sorts. And they even sell a few sextants. But I must warn you, this is very addictive. I have a strange urge to buy a 100-year-old thumbtack remover...

    -FER

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