Scientific instrument makers of victorian London, 1840-1900

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Museum of Victoria , Melbourne, Victoria
Scientific apparatus and instruments -- England -- London -- Catalogs., Scientific apparatus and instruments industry -- England -- London -- His
StatementHayden J. Downing.
LC ClassificationsQ185.7 .D68 1988
The Physical Object
Paginationvii, [105] p.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL16034331M
ISBN 100724166297

This publication lists over 5, scientific instrument makers and retailers working in the British Isles, together with a furt names of apprentices and associates. The directory transforms our understanding of the history of the scientific instrument-making trades in entry includes estimated working dates, specific trades, addresses, training, apprentices, types of.

Stanford Libraries' official online search tool for books, media, journals, databases, government documents and more. Directory of British scientific instrument makers, in.

Thomas Cooke was born in Allerthorpe, near Pocklington, East Riding of Yorkshire, the son of James Cook (a shoemaker). His formal education consisted of two years at an elementary school (possibly the school of John Whitaker, also of Allerthorpe), but he continued learning after this and he taught himself navigation and astronomy with the intention of becoming a sailor.

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Sheraton-style barometers from the s could boast intricate inlays, while solid oak was favored in Victorian times. Early solid brass microscopes are more elegand (and work more easily) than later steel models- avoid refinishing unless the original finish is beyond aesthetic appeal.

Collecting scientific instruments is a study in itself. Victorian London - Directories - Dickens's Dictionary of London, by Charles Dickens, Jr., - "Tradesmen" [ back to main 1840-1900 book for this book] Tradesmen.—Many visitors to London, amidst the wilderness of excellent shops for which the metropolis has so high a reputation, must often experience considerable difficulty in making a convenient.

Victorian London - Directories - Dickens's Dictionary of London, by Charles Dickens, Jr., - "TRA-TYB" [ back to main menu for this book] Tradesmen.—Many visitors to London, amidst the wilderness of excellent shops for which the metropolis has so high a reputation, must often experience considerable difficulty in making a convenient.

He took refuge in London during the Terror, and took out patents between and for improvements in harps and pianofortes, in which he is described as a musical instrument maker of Great Marlborough Street. He returned to Paris in and made there his first grand piano, using the English action, which he continued to employ until At the top of the Italian labor pyramid were the artisans made up of makers of optical instruments, silversmiths, makers of frames, bird-cages and fine wood workers.

From to in Britain, the major part of Italians worked in food service jobs, restaurants, as cooks and waiters. to antique scientific instruments. For something truly retro, browse through antique scientific instruments from to These amazing pieces belong in a collectors cabinet, or out on the mantelpiece as a striking ornament.

A Victorian brass magnifier is. A superb c. antique surgical set by John Weiss & Son, No. 62, Strand, and No.

Oxford Street, arguably the best instrument maker in London at the time. Note that the Weiss name appears in relief on many of the pressed-horn handles; this feature is found on instruments illustrated in the Weiss catalogue and in Bennion, Plate I. The most amazing things on earth.

Shop antique scientific medical early technology and art from the world's best dealers. Global shipping available. This is an antique hydrometer. An English, brass scientific instrument for distillers and brewers by Loftus of London, dating the late 19th century, circa Superb set with matching numbers Displays a desirable aged patina Brass hydrometer and weights in good order Mahogany box with decorative inlay finished with quality baize lining and vibrant silk to lid Measures the level of alcohol.

The firm Negretti and Zambra was a photographic studio and producer of optical and scientific instruments based in London. Company founded. Henry Negretti and Joseph Zambra who formed a partnership; the firm would eventually be appointed optical instrument makers to Prince Albert, the Royal Observatory and the British Admiralty[1].

An Illustrated Catalogue of Scientific Instruments, London, Casella, L. is listed as ‘Scientific Instrument Maker to the Admiralty’ on the title page of his Illustrated and Descriptive Catalogue of Surveying, Philosophical, Mathematical, Optical, Photographic, and Standard Meteorological Instruments, London,   Gloria Clifton is Emeritus Curator of the National Maritime Museum and Royal Observatory, Greenwich.

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Victorian Burr Walnut Mercury Stick Barometer Hill & Price of Bristol London Fine Ltd. Antique Stick Barometer, English, Mahogany, Torre & Co, London c £ € $ London Fine Ltd. Antique Stick Barometer, Davis Leeds, English, Oak, Scientific Instrument c £ € $ Richard Twort.

Mercury Barometer by. He attends the Mechanics Institute. n, Dictionary of British Scientific Instrument Makers ROSS shown as a Mathematical Instrument Maker Kelly's Directory This style of entry continued until Kelly's was published at the start of each year, so.

Excerpts from the London Gazette, June,and October, It is interesting that among the trustees nominated in the Deed of Assignment, there was a George Bendon of High Holborn, London. Bendon was one of the partners in the renowned Keyzor & Bendon scientific instruments makers' shop, which operated between and at 50 High.

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Antique Georgian or Victorian Pocket Sundial Compass c | Also known as a 'Pantochronomter' or 'Magnetic Dial' | With turned wooden case and lid, floating sundial compass card, and domed glass | In excellent condition and full working order | Compass Library.

In Edinburgh the accompanying catalogue to the Short exhibition (reviewed by Jack Meadows in Annals of Science, the journal later edited by Gerard Turner) was the first in a series of specialist publications the rsm produced, including Scottish Scientific Instrument Makers () and a monograph on the Playfair collection of historic.

Antique Victorian Ornate Hand Carved Oak Aneroid Wall Barometer & Thermometer. $2, $ shipping. RARE SILENT ELECTRIC CLOCK COMPANY LONDON ANEROID SHIPS BAROMETER $ Antique Oak Stick Barometer Emil Andersson Stockholm Scientific Instrument 19thC.

$ Was: $ Free shipping. or Best Offer. Barometer. This is an exemplary Powell and Lealand microscope from the Victorian age of brass and glass scientific instruments.

$6, An oil on canvas portrait of John Collins Warren, M.D. (), the famed American surgeon and pioneer in the use of anesthesia. The microscope, thus, embodied a dichotomy, fulfilling two seemingly disparate purposes: an instrument of serious scientific study and a gateway into the realm of miniature living beings.

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Edward Troughton and William Simms established a scientific instrument making business in London in Edward Troughton () had previously had his own scientific instrument business, inherited from his father. His achievements included a transit telescope for Greenwich Observatory () and the precision surveying instruments for the Ordnance Survey of Britain, Ireland and India.

The wares of the scientific instrument makers alluded to earlier were visible as ‘Class x – Philosophical Instruments and Processes Depending on their Use’ at the Great Exhibition in London inand as one might expect, the Loan Exhibition of Scientific Apparatus has also attracted attention.

43 Scientific instruments then. The articles in Grove's Dictionary of Music and Musicians (5th edn., ) will be found useful on most instruments and the Galpin Society Journal (London, onwards) is devoted entirely to the history of musical instruments and specializes in printing results of fresh research in every branch of the subject.

A rare early Victorian mahogany cased compass by the well known Birmingham scientific instrument maker, James Parkes.

James Parkes was a manufacturer of telescopes who founded his company in He was succeeded by his son and the company was renamed James Parkes & Son. Both companies traded from 5, St. Mary’s Row, Birmingham. COVID Resources. Reliable information about the coronavirus (COVID) is available from the World Health Organization (current situation, international travel).Numerous and frequently-updated resource results are available from this ’s WebJunction has pulled together information and resources to assist library staff as they consider how to handle coronavirus.

I have found nothing out about the maker. The tool is a sort of combination protractor and depth gauge. The protractor only goes from 45 degrees to 90 degrees, with solid stops.

The style of marking has a European look to it, but it is graduated in inches and was presumably made in New York. It is very finely made, to scientific instrument.

instruments it has become clear that the scientific lecture-demonstrations to literate audiences from about set a pattern for the demonstration of the fundamentals of science that is still with us.

Some of the set pieces used by the early lecturers passed into recreational use during the Victorian period, and became toys in the twentieth.11 J. A. Bennett, “Instrument Makers and the ‘Decline of Science in England’: The Effect of Institutional Change on the Elite Makers of the Early Nineteenth Century,” in Nineteenth-Century Scientific Instruments and Their Makers, ed.

P. R. de Clercq (Amsterdam: Rodopi, ), pp. 13–28, esp. pp. 13–15; and A. D. Morrison-Low, Making.This is a vintage taper maker. An English, brass shipwright's woodworking tool, dating to the midth century, circa Midcentury crafting tool Displays a desirable aged patina Brass offers fine golden hues Appealing hardwood handles with gently chamfered edges Record No shave blade with adjustable knobs This is a charming vintage taper maker, ideal for display.