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Examples: spectrograph, medical x-ray tube, Newtonian reflecting telescope, compound microscope.
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Cultural Region
  • Austria
  • Belgium
  • Cambridge
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  • Chicago
  • China
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  • Europe
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  • Federal Republic of Germany
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  • Holland
  • Hong Kong
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  • Jamaica
  • Japan
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  • Korea
  • Lapland
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  • Massachusetts
  • Mexico
  • Mittelfranken
  • Nederland
  • Netherlands
  • Netherlands, The
  • New Jersey
  • New York
  • Nihon
  • North America
  • North and Central America
  • Norway
  • Nuremberg
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  • Ottoman
  • Persian
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  • Sverige
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  • Thailand
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  • Tuscany
  • United Kingdom
  • United States
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  • Wales
  • Österreich
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Geographical regions associated with where an object was made or used.
City
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Cities associated with where an object was made or used. The use of English names is preferred (ex: Munich instead of Munchen).
Subject
  • accessory
  • acoustics
  • advertisement
  • aerial bombardment
  • aerial photography
  • aeronautics
  • agriculture
  • air navigation
  • alchemy
  • anatomy
  • anthropology
  • anthropometry
  • Arabic science
  • archeology
  • architecture
  • art
  • artillery
  • astronomy
  • audio
  • automobile
  • aviation
  • awards
  • bacteriology
  • biology
  • biophysics
  • botany
  • business
  • calculating instrument
  • card
  • carpentry
  • cartography
  • cell biology
  • chemistry
  • chsi history
  • cinematography
  • city planning
  • color theory
  • communications
  • computing
  • conservation
  • construction
  • correspondence
  • counters
  • cryogenics
  • cryptology
  • crystallography
  • cyclotron
  • data recording
  • decoration
  • demonstration apparatus
  • demonstration model
  • dentistry
  • descriptive geometry
  • dialing
  • direction-finding
  • display
  • distillation
  • domestic
  • drafting
  • drawing
  • drawing instrument
  • education
  • electrical engineering
  • electricity
  • electricity & magnetism
  • electromagnetism
  • electronics
  • electrostatics
  • engineering
  • engraving
  • entomology
  • exercise
  • exhibition
  • exploration
  • firearms
  • flight
  • fluorescence
  • food
  • forensics
  • genetics
  • geodesy
  • geography
  • geology
  • geomagnetism
  • geomancy
  • geometry
  • geophysics
  • graphics
  • graphs and charts
  • harvard history
  • heat
  • high-pressure physics
  • hiking
  • horology
  • hydraulic
  • hydraulics
  • hydrodynamics
  • hydrostatics
  • inductance
  • institutions
  • Islam
  • laboratory equipment
  • lamps & lanterns
  • language
  • laser
  • learning toy
  • legal medicine
  • linguistics
  • logging
  • machining
  • magnetism
  • manufacturing
  • maps
  • marine science
  • marriage
  • masonry
  • mass spectroscopy
  • mathematics
  • mechanics
  • medical electricity
  • medicine
  • memory
  • metallurgy
  • meteorology
  • metrology
  • microphotography
  • microscopy
  • military
  • military engineering
  • mine surveying
  • mineralogy
  • mining
  • miscellaneous
  • models
  • motors
  • music
  • mycology
  • natural philosophy
  • naval architecture
  • navigation
  • networks
  • neurology
  • nuclear & particle physics
  • nuclear physics
  • oceanography
  • ophthalmology
  • optical radiation
  • optics
  • optometry
  • organic chemistry
  • ornithology
  • particle physics
  • perfume
  • petrology
  • pharmacy
  • photogrammetry
  • photographic material
  • photography
  • photography & projection
  • photometry
  • phrenology
  • physics
  • physiology
  • pneumatics
  • polarimetry
  • police
  • portrait
  • print material
  • printing
  • projection
  • psycho-acoustics
  • psychology
  • radar and microwaves
  • radiation
  • radio
  • radio astronomy
  • radio broadcasting
  • radio telegraphy
  • radiography
  • radiology
  • railroad
  • rangefinding
  • recording
  • reference material
  • religion
  • research expeditions
  • satellite tracking
  • science show
  • security
  • seismology
  • semiconductors
  • ships
  • solar eclipses
  • solar spectroscopy
  • sound
  • space astronomy
  • spaced-based research
  • spectrography
  • spectrometry
  • spectroscopy
  • standards
  • sundials
  • surgery
  • surveying
  • taxation
  • teaching
  • telegraphy
  • telephony
  • television
  • textile dye
  • thermometry
  • time finding
  • time keeping
  • time measurement
  • topography
  • toy
  • toys
  • training model
  • Transit of Venus
  • typing
  • underwater acoustics
  • vacuum tubes
  • vision
  • watchmaking
  • weights & measures
  • zoology
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Scientific fields associated with the object. Each object can have multiple subjects assigned.
Constituent
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People or organizations associated with an object: makers, inventors, owners, sellers, suppliers, repairers etc.
Description
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Textual description of an object.
Function
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Textual explanation of the use of an object.
Signatures, Inscriptions and Markings
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Textual information inscribed on an object, including maker plates, signatures, scribblings, stickers, etc.
Object History
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Historical attributions, provenance and curatorial remarks.
Object Documentation
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Documentary sources, related works and published references associated with the object.
Material
  • acetate
  • acetyl chloride
  • acid anthracene red 2bl
  • acid chrome blue 5r
  • acid chrome green g
  • acid chrome red b
  • acid chrome violet r
  • acid chrome yellow gl
  • acid green 6g extra
  • acid violet 7bn
  • acrylic
  • agalma black 4b
  • agate
  • alcohol
  • alizarin
  • alizarin black s
  • alizarin gi
  • alizarin ws
  • alizarine bx paste
  • alizarine bx powder
  • alizarine geramole b
  • alizarine indigo 5r paste
  • alizarine indigo 7g paste
  • alizarine indigo 7r paste
  • alizarine rubinol gw
  • alizarine rubinole 5g
  • alizarine uranole 2b
  • alizarine-astrole g
  • alkanet root
  • alloy
  • alnico
  • alumel
  • aluminum
  • aluminum sulfate
  • aluminum-ammonium sulfate
  • aluminum-potassium sulfate
  • amber
  • ammonium chloride
  • ammonium sulfite
  • andalusite
  • anhydrous magnesium chloride
  • animal hair
  • antimony
  • applewood
  • argentite
  • argon
  • asbestos
  • asphalt
  • azobenzene crystals
  • azoflarin ii
  • bakelite
  • baking soda
  • balsa
  • bamboo
  • barite
  • barium
  • barium chlorate
  • barium chloride
  • barium hydroxide
  • barium nitrate
  • barium oxide
  • barium peroxide
  • barium sulfate
  • barium sulfide
  • barwood baphia nitida
  • basswood
  • bee's wax
  • beech
  • benzil crystal
  • benzophenone crystals
  • beta-naphthol sulfonic acid
  • binoxalate of potassium
  • biological
  • birch
  • bismuth
  • bismuth subnitrate
  • bone
  • boric acid
  • boron trioxide
  • bourbon whiskey
  • boxwood
  • brandy
  • brass
  • brass alloy
  • brazilwood
  • brocade
  • bronze
  • burlap
  • cadmium
  • cadmium amalgam
  • cadmium carbonate
  • calcite
  • calcium
  • calcium carbonate
  • calcium chloride
  • calcium hydroxide
  • calcium phosphate tribasic
  • calcium sulfide
  • calf skin
  • camel hair
  • canvas
  • carbon
  • carbon dioxide
  • carbon monosulfide
  • carborundum
  • card
  • cardboard
  • cardstock
  • cast iron
  • castor beans
  • cellophane
  • celluloid
  • cement
  • ceramic
  • cerium
  • cesium
  • cesium chromate
  • chalcocite
  • chamois
  • charcoal
  • cheesecloth
  • chemical: class A
  • chemical: class B
  • chemical: class C
  • chemical: class E
  • chemical: class F
  • chemical: class H
  • chemical: class Q
  • chemical: class W
  • chemicals
  • cherrywood
  • chrome
  • chrome brilliant scarlet bd
  • chromic oxide, cr2o3
  • chromium
  • chromium-potassium sulfate
  • cinchona
  • clay
  • clearcite
  • cloth
  • cobalt samples
  • cobaltic oxide, co2(o3).
  • coconut oil
  • collodion
  • copper
  • copper acetate
  • copper alloy
  • copper carbonate
  • copper oxide, cuo
  • corex
  • cork
  • cotton
  • crocoite
  • crystal
  • cyanite
  • deal board
  • deutoxide of copper
  • diamond
  • doped aluminum oxide
  • dried sodium sulphite
  • dye
  • earthenware
  • ebonite
  • ebony
  • eggshell
  • elastic
  • emery powder
  • emulsion
  • enamel
  • eosine je (extra yellow)
  • eosine v
  • erythrosine
  • ether
  • fabrikoid
  • feather
  • feldspar
  • felt
  • ferric sulfate
  • ferrite
  • ferrovanadium
  • fiber
  • fiberglass
  • fishskin
  • flint glass
  • fluorescein
  • foam
  • foil
  • frankincense
  • fruitwood
  • fur
  • fustic
  • galbanum
  • gallium
  • gas
  • gauze
  • gelatin
  • German silver
  • gesso
  • glass
  • glassine
  • glue
  • goethite
  • gold
  • grains d'avignon
  • graphite
  • gum arabic
  • gunmetal
  • gutta-percha
  • gypsum
  • hair
  • hard rubber
  • hardboard
  • hardwood
  • hartsalz
  • hemp
  • horn
  • horsehair
  • human hair
  • hydrochloric acid
  • hydrogen
  • Iceland spar
  • imitation leather
  • india rubber
  • indium
  • indium hydroxide
  • ink
  • insulating material
  • iodic acid crystal
  • iodic acid, hio3
  • iodine
  • iron
  • iron oxide (ferric oxide), fe2o3
  • iron sulfide, fes
  • ivorine
  • ivory
  • jute
  • krypton
  • lac-dye
  • lacquer
  • lambswool
  • lanthanum
  • latex
  • lead
  • lead acetate
  • lead alloy
  • lead borate, pb(bo2)2h2o
  • lead chromate
  • lead iodide, pbi2
  • lead nitrate, pb(no3)2
  • lead nitrite
  • lead oxide yellow
  • lead phosphate
  • leather
  • leatherette
  • lepidocrosite
  • lignum vitae
  • lime
  • limestone
  • linen
  • liquid
  • liquid crystals
  • lithium
  • litmus paper
  • lubricant
  • lucite
  • madder
  • magnesiochromite, mgcr2o4?
  • magnesium carbonate, mnco3.
  • magnesium nitrate
  • magnesium oxide, mgo
  • magnesium sulfate
  • magnet
  • magnetite
  • mahogany
  • manganese
  • manganic oxide, mn3o4.
  • manganin
  • manilla hemp
  • maple
  • marble
  • mat board
  • mercuric bromide, hg(br2)
  • mercurric chloride, hg(cl)
  • mercury
  • mercury bichloride, hg(cl2)
  • metal
  • methyl eosine yellow
  • methyl violet, bbbbb
  • meythl orange
  • mica
  • mineral
  • mineral oil
  • mirror
  • moly-perm-alloy
  • mullite
  • mylar
  • naphtaline-acid-black 4b
  • naphthionate of potassium
  • naphthol red 3 g
  • naphthol red s g
  • naphtole
  • neon
  • NiC4H4O6
  • nickel
  • nickel carbonate, nico3
  • nickel oxide, nio
  • nickel phosphide, p2(ni3).
  • nickel sulfate
  • nickel-ammonium sulfate
  • nitrobenzene
  • nitrogen
  • nut galls
  • nylon
  • oak
  • obsidian
  • oil
  • oil-based paint
  • opopanax
  • orange mineral
  • osmium
  • paint
  • palladium
  • paper
  • paper-like material
  • paperboard
  • papier mâché
  • parrafin
  • particleboard
  • pasteboard
  • pearwood
  • pencil
  • pencil lead
  • pentane
  • pewter
  • phosphor
  • phosphorus
  • photo
  • photographic emulsion
  • photographic paper
  • pigment
  • pine
  • pitch
  • pith
  • plant
  • plaster
  • plastic
  • platinum
  • platinum protoxide, pto
  • plexiglass
  • plywood
  • polyester
  • polyethylene
  • polyresin
  • porcelain
  • porvair
  • potassium bicarbonate, khco3
  • potassium bisulfate, khso4
  • potassium bromate
  • potassium carbonate, k2co3.
  • potassium chlorate
  • potassium chloride, kcl.
  • potassium citrate
  • potassium cyanide, kcn
  • potassium ferricyanide
  • potassium hypophosphite
  • potassium iodate
  • potassium iodide
  • potassium nitrate
  • potassium nitrite, KNO2
  • potassium oxalate
  • potassium permaganate, kmno4
  • potassium silicate [glass]
  • potassium sulfate, k2so4
  • potassium sulfide, k2s
  • praseodymium
  • print
  • pure glycerine
  • putty
  • pyrex
  • quartz
  • quartz-fluorite
  • quercitron
  • redwood
  • residues from lepidolite and alum
  • resin
  • rhodium
  • rhodonite
  • rocou
  • rope
  • rosewood
  • rosin
  • rubber
  • rubidium metal
  • rubidium sulfate (rb2so4)
  • rum
  • safflower
  • sagapénum
  • salol crystals
  • salt
  • sand
  • sapphire
  • satin
  • selenium
  • semi-transparent paper
  • shagreen
  • sharkskin
  • silk
  • sillimanite
  • silver
  • silver bromide
  • silver chloride, agcl
  • silver oxide, (ag2)o
  • silver phosphate, ag3p(o4)
  • silver sulfate, ag2(so4)
  • silver sulfide, ag2s
  • simulated leather
  • skin
  • slate
  • sodic ethylsulphate
  • sodic-ferric pyrophosphate
  • sodium acetate
  • sodium bismuthate
  • sodium borate
  • sodium bromate
  • sodium bromide, nabr.
  • sodium iodide, nai
  • sodium nitrate
  • sodium perchlorate, naclo4
  • soduim pyroborate
  • solder
  • solnhofen limestone
  • speculum metal
  • speiss
  • sperrylite
  • spruce
  • stainless steel
  • steel
  • stone
  • straw
  • string
  • strontium sulfate
  • styrofoam
  • sulfur
  • sylvin
  • table salt
  • tachylite
  • tape
  • tar paper
  • teak
  • teflon
  • textile
  • thread
  • tin
  • titanium
  • topaz
  • tourmaline
  • trimagnesium phosphate
  • tripotassium phosphate
  • tungsten
  • turpentine
  • twine
  • unidentified
  • uranium
  • vanadium
  • varnish
  • vellum
  • velvet
  • vinyl
  • viscose
  • vulcanite
  • vulcanized rubber
  • walnut
  • wax
  • waxed paper
  • whale ivory
  • whiskey
  • white metal
  • white oak
  • wicker
  • wire
  • wood
  • wool
  • xenotime
  • xylonite
  • yarn
  • yttrium dust
  • zinc
  • Zinc acetate
  • zinc sulfide, zns h2o
  • zinc-ammonium sulfate
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Materials present or contained in the object.
Object Number
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The unique number assigned by the Collection to an object.
Name
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Examples: Bejamin Franklin, General Electric, University of California, Electro-Acoustic Laboratory.
Date Range
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Biographical dates of a person, or dates of the existence of an organization.
Cultural Region
  • Africa
  • Al-Lubnan
  • Asia
  • Australia
  • Austria
  • Belgium
  • België
  • Bohemia
  • Brasil
  • Canada
  • Ceskoslovensko
  • Ceská Republika
  • China
  • Colonial America
  • Czech Republic
  • Danmark
  • Denmark
  • Deutschland
  • Dresden
  • East Newark
  • England
  • España
  • Europe
  • France
  • Germany
  • Hong Kong
  • Ireland
  • Israel
  • Italia
  • Italy
  • Japan
  • Japon
  • Jugoslavija
  • Liechtenstein
  • Long Island City
  • Malta
  • Massachusetts
  • Nederland
  • Netherlands
  • Nihon
  • North and Central America
  • Polska
  • România
  • Rossiya
  • Schweiz
  • Scotland
  • Sverige
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • The Netherlands
  • Tuscany
  • United Kingdom
  • United States
  • Zhonghua
  • Österreich
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Geographical regions associated with where a person was born or lived, and an organization was founded and operated.
City
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Cities associated with where a person was born or lived, and an organization was founded and operated. The use of English names is preferred (ex: Munich instead of Munchen)
History/Biography
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Textual biography or company history.
Title
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The title of a library object such as a book, journal article, trade catalog etc.
Constituent
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People or organizations associated with a library object : authors, editors, makers etc.
Year Published
to
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Year of publication, or of writing in the case of an unpublished manuscript.
Journal, Publisher or Place
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Journal name (in case of an article), publisher and city of publication. Essentially, the standard information in a bibliographic citation.
Format
  • (Not Assigned)
  • (not entered)
  • Advertisement
  • Application Notes
  • Article
  • Book
  • Book Review
  • Bound Journal
  • Broadside
  • Bulletin
  • Calendar
  • Catalogue
  • Certificate
  • Clipping
  • Copy
  • Diagram
  • Essay Review
  • Flyer
  • Guide
  • Handbook
  • Index
  • Instruction Manual
  • Invitation
  • Journal
  • Kit
  • Letter
  • Letter to the Editor
  • List
  • Magazine
  • Memo
  • Newsletter
  • Offprint
  • Other
  • Pamphlet
  • Papers
  • Ph.D. Dissertation
  • Photograph
  • Picture
  • Postcards
  • preprint
  • Programme
  • Prospectus
  • Report
  • Reprint
  • Scrapbook or Album
  • Specification Bulletins
  • Technical Manual
  • Thesis
  • Trade Catalogue
  • UBJ
  • Unpublished
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Whether the library object is a book, manuscript, trade catalog etc.
Subject
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Subject or scientific discipline related to the library object. This list of subjects is different from the one used for collection objects, and has not been completely standardized yet.
Language
  • (not assigned)
  • (not assigned)_
  • Catalan
  • Chinese
  • Czech
  • DANISH
  • DUTCH
  • ENGLISH
  • FRENCH
  • GERMAN
  • HUNGARIAN
  • ITALIAN
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • Latin
  • Polish
  • Portuguese
  • RUSSIAN
  • SPANISH
  • SWEDISH
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Language of publication.
Reference Number
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The unique number assigned by the Collection to a bibliographic entry.
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