RITTENHOUSE The Journal of the American
Scientific Instrument Enterprise

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This Journal aims to increase and diffuse knowledge about scientific instruments made and/or sold in the United States and the Americas. The areas covered include mathematical, optical and philosophical instruments, chemical, physical and electrical apparatus, sundials and globes. The time period covered is from the 17th to the mid-20th century.

RITTENHOUSE was founded in 1986 with Deborah Warner as editor and with David & Yola Coffeen, and Ray Giordano, as co-publishers. After 23 years of continous publication, with a total of 70 issues printed, the journal is ending as a printed publication. Plans are underway to develop it as an interactive on-line communication. Ideas for articles concerning instruments, instrument makers, book reviews, reviews of web sites and collection profiles, or other aspects of the instrument enterprise and biographies should be sent to the new editor.

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