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J. H. Steward Ltd, Scientific Instruments Catalogue

J. H. Steward Ltd, Scientific Instruments Catalogue (1928)

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J. H. Steward Ltd


406 Strand & 457 West Strand, London, 1928

A very rare 1928 J. H. Steward catalogue of scientific instruments. The contents of the catalogue had not changed greatly since Victorian times, and many of  the items included in this catalogue would have been available as early as the 1870s. An invaluable reference work for anyone collecting compasses, barometers, sextants, sundials, clinometers and many other instruments. This catalogue is very well illustrated throughout and includes detailed descriptions, prices and specifications for virtually every scientific instrument that was in use from the end of the Victorian era to the 1930s.

James Henry Steward established his business in London in 1852. As a maker and retailer of optical, scientific, military and surveying instruments. J.H. Steward was the head optician of the company and had businesses at 406 Strand, 457 West Strand and 54 Cornhill in London. In the mid 1800s he became the optician to Her Majesty's Government and the National Rifle, and National Artillery Associations. James Henry Steward died in 1896. J. H. Steward Ltd was incorporated in 1912 and continued in business until the middle of the 20th century.


In very good condition, with just some minor marks and some creasing to the corners of the cover and text pages.

Published: 1928
Grey card covers with black titling
Fully illustrated with numerous line drawings
Dimensions: 140mm x 215mm
Pages: 121