I recently discovered Yale University’s Cross Collection Discovery service, and it’s really exciting. It lets you search for documents and artefacts across a number of collections and institutions at Yale. The digital images of the objects are open access. I browsed the scientific instruments for a while and also searched for pianos, as I always do. I love the fact that items related to what you are presently viewing pop up on the left side of the page—enormously fun and helpful.
Here’s my favorite thing I found: