Scientific Instruments and Collections

Series Editor:
A.D. Morrison-Low
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Editorial Board / Council Member:
Joshua Nall
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Sarah J. Schechner
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Giorgio Strano
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This is a peer-reviewed book series devoted to scientific instruments, collections of scientific instruments, instrument manufacturing and trade from antiquity to present day. The series is published under the auspices of the Scientific Instrument Commission, and will publish a peer-reviewed, edited selection of the Commission’s annual conferences. The series welcomes proposals for monographs, edited volumes and completed manuscripts for consideration for the series.

Scientific Instruments and Collections was published as a subseries of History of Science and Medicine Library; five volumes appeared as part of that subseries.

Authors are cordially invited to submit proposals and/or full manuscripts to either the series editor A.D. Morrison-Low or the Publisher at Brill, Alessandra Giliberto.

Brill is in full support of Open Access publishing and offers the option to publish your monograph, edited volume, or chapter in Open Access. Our Open Access services are fully compliant with funder requirements. We support Creative Commons licenses. For more information, please visit Brill Open or contact us at
Failed Historical Scientific Instruments
Volume 10
The Astronomical Clock of Strasbourg Cathedral
Function and Significance
Volume 8
Heaven and Earth United
Instruments in Astrological Contexts
Volume 6
Scientific Instruments on Display
Volume 4
From Earth-Bound to Satellite
Telescopes, Skills and Networks
Volume 2
A.D. Morrison-Low won the 2008 Paul Bunge Prize for her book Making Scientific Instruments in the Industrial Revolution (Aldershot, 2007). She has been a member of the Editorial Board for the Scientific Instrument Commission’s series Scientific Instruments and Collections since 2009, and she has been a Research Associate at National Museums Scotland since her retirement in 2015. She continues to research the 18th and 19th century scientific instrument trade, and the early history of Scottish photography.
Series Editor
A.D. Morrison-Low, National Museums Scotland, Edinburgh

Editorial Board
Joshua Nall, Whipple Museum, Cambridge, UK
Sara J. Schechner, Harvard University, Cambridge, USA
Giorgio Strano, Museo Galileo, Istituto e Museo di Storia della Scienza, Florence, Italy
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