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D'AMERY, LAMBERT Belgium, fl.1600-14, MIM Astrolabe, 1614 = BMR (ICA-451); Astrolabe = LIE (ICA-459). father of Leonard D'Amery. Liège. Price 1; ICA 2; Michel 1, 3, 9, 10, 13, 16; Belgian Inventory; Zinner 1; Société Belge; Art. suggest correction
D'AMERY, LEONARD Belgium, 1607-40, MIM NIM SIM Circumferentors = ADL-M150 (missing, never shipped by Mensing who thought this was a double entry), ADL-M151, BMR, Michel Coll., Rosenheim; Holland Circle = ROU. signed himself as a `mathematician'; son of Lambert D'Amery. Brussels. Michel 3, 9, 10; Price 2; Engelmann 1; Zinner 1; Belgian Inventory; Daumas 1; ADL; RSW. suggest correction
D'ANNONE, NIKLAUS Switzerland, fl.1678-1703, MIM Astronomical Clock = BASH. Basle. Baillie 1; Britten. suggest correction
D. AND F. England, c.1810, NIM PHIM Hydrometer = D. Dring and Fage. RSW. suggest correction
D. AND S. USA, -1866, MIM Triangular Plotting Scale = P.C. Darling and Schwartz. Bangor, Maine. G.L'E. Turner 24. suggest correction
D. JAC. Italy?, 1658, MIM Plate for Equatorial Sundial, 1658 = NAC. "D. Jac. in ordine cart. fecit anno 58." Michel 3. suggest correction
D.A.V.M. MIM Universal Ring Dial = P.C. bridge replaced by wire; similar instrument in Landau Coll. RSW. suggest correction
D.B. 1 David Beringer; see also D.B.F. RSW. suggest correction
D.B. 2 Bobinger thought this was David Buschmann. Evans 1; Bobinger 4. suggest correction
D.B. PAT. Germany; Austria, PHIM Barometer, diagonal, No. 46 = GMM. Munich; Innsbruck. RSW. suggest correction
D.B.F. MIM Sundial, oval, portable = VNN; Compass Sundials = ADL-M263, Drouot 4/7/87, etc. "D.B.f."; D.B. fecit; surely David Beringer, although Bobinger lists this as David Buschmann. Nürnberg. Zinner 1; Engelmann 1; Bobinger 2; Michel 3; ADL; RSW. suggest correction
D.D. Germany?, 1674, MIM Sandglass, four-part, geared, 1674 = DRE. RSW. suggest correction
D.F. England, c.1825, NIM scale on an octant is marked "D.F." with a fouled anchor, Dring and Fage. London. Brewington 1. suggest correction
D.G. 1573, MIM Pillar Sundial, ivory, 1573 = STS. Zinner 1. suggest correction
D.G.B.F. Italy, 1641, MIM Diptych Sundial, ivory, 1641 = Drecker Coll. = DPW. the dial has a cardboard lunar volvelle. RSW. suggest correction
D.H.S./B.A.D. 1693, MIM Garden Sundial, stone, 1693 = NOR. "D.H.S." over "B.A.D." RSW. suggest correction
D.I.V. 1692, MIM SIM Circumferentor, 1692 = Soth. 3/17/38 = Kenney Sale = DPW. Kenney gives "I.D.V." but Exhibition-Maps gives "D.I.V." Exhibition-Maps; RSW. suggest correction
D.K. 1 Germany, fl.1707-13, MIM Table Sundial, stone 1707 = MUN; Vertical Sundial, stone, 1713 = Landshut Isar Museum. Zinner 1. suggest correction
D.K. 2 France, 18th Century, MIM Horizontal Sundial, paper dial plate, in boxwood case = Lausanne Palais Rumine. Strasbourg. Zinner 1. suggest correction
D.K. 3 see the entry "I." (2). RSW. suggest correction
D.N. France, 17th Century, MIM Diptych Sundial, ivory = Nouveau Drouot 5/20/88. "D.N." is punchmark on back. RSW. suggest correction
D.N.J. 1693, MIM Universal Ring Sundial, 1693 = DEU-26897. RSW. suggest correction
D.N.S. see "DNS." Engelmann 1; ADL; RSW. suggest correction
D.P. Germany?, 1664, MIM Cruciform Sundial, 1664 = White Coll. = WHI (FIT). Bryden 16; Evans 1. suggest correction
D.Q. 1754, MIM Horary Quadrant, 1754 = USNM. Capuchin sundial on reverse. USNM. suggest correction
D.R.P. Italy?, PHIM Barometer = FLM. Bonelli 4. suggest correction
D.S. see Dom Stefano Bonsignori. Michel 3. suggest correction
D.S.B.F.F. Italy?, MIM Sun and Moon Dial = FLO-2499. for 40°30'; Don Stephano Buonsignori? Florence? Bonelli 1. suggest correction
D.S.F.F. Italy?, 1587, MIM Polyhedral Sundial, 1587 = FLO-2456. Don Stephano Buonsignori? Florence? Bonelli 1; Michel 3; Italian Inventory; A.J. Turner 10.. suggest correction
DABNEY, JOHN, JR. England; USA, fl.1739-43, MIM apprenticed to Jonathan Sisson; came to Boston, Mass. in 1739; met Rowland Houghton; repaired instruments for Harvard College. Mr. Rowland Houghton's Shop, the north side of the Town House (1739-43); Milk Street (1743); both in Boston, Mass. (1743). Bedini 1, 8 & 13; USNM. suggest correction
DAFFNAY, JOANNES 1743, MIM SIM Circumferentor, 1743 = BMR. RSW. suggest correction
DAGGER, D.D. FRANCISCUS LEONARDUS Austria, 1729, MIM Table Sundial, stone, 1729 = SLM. Zinner 1; Haupolter. suggest correction
DAGLISH, R. England, c.1780, MIM SIM Surveying Compass = P.C. Orell near Wigan. RSW. suggest correction
DAGUET, THEODORE Switzerland, b.1795, OIM made optical lenses. Solothurn. USNM; Exhibition of the Industries of the World, N.Y., 1853. suggest correction
DAKIN, JONATHAN USA, c.1745, PHIM balance maker. Sign of the Hand and Beam, Boston, Mass. Bedini 1. suggest correction
DALE, E.R. England, c.1770, NIM Backstaff = Phillips-NE 7/19/93. may be owner. ATG 7/10/93. suggest correction
DALE, JOHN England, 1661, MIM set up two sundials in the quadrangle of St. John's College, Oxford in 1661; he was a fellow there. Oxford. Beeson. suggest correction
DALE, THOMAS England, MIM Sundial = Museum of Science and Industry, Oslo. Bath. Dr. Johan Knap, Antiquarian Horology, Sept. 1970. suggest correction
DALES, CHARLES England, MIM Heliochronometer = Soth. 7/10/67. signed "optician"; perhaps only a dealer. Bournemouth. RSW. suggest correction
DALLAND England, OIM Telescope = OMM. misreading for Dollond. London. RSW. suggest correction
DALLAWAY 1 England, MIM Compass Sundial = Soth. 2/9/56; Map Measurer = Phillips 4/20/83. see Joseph James Dallaway. London. RSW. suggest correction
DALLAWAY 2 England, PHIM Stick Barometer = X. could be Dallaway 3 or 4. Goodison 1; RSW.. suggest correction
DALLAWAY 3 England, c.1775, PHIM Wheel Barometers = X, Soth. 1/19/73. optician. Cheltenham. Goodison 1; RSW. suggest correction
DALLAWAY 4 England, PHIM Stick Barometer = Christie 5/26/76. Bath. RSW. suggest correction
DALLAWAY, I. England, PHIM Stick Barometer = Soth. Wilkinson and Hodge 12/18/24. Stroud. RSW. suggest correction
DALLAWAY, JOSEPH JAMES England, fl.1799-1809, MIM OIM apprenticed to Edward Troughton in the Grocers' Company on June 4, 1789; free of the Company on May 2, 1799; optician; T.C.; invented a map pedometer. 4 George Lane, Botolph Lane (1802); 147 Tottenham Court Road (1805-09); both in London. Goodison 1; J. Brown 1; Crawforth 1. suggest correction
DALLMEYER, JOHN HENRY England, c.1850, OIM Telescope, 4-draw = FRK-T92; Telescopes = Christie 12/17/75, Phillips 2/14/79. issued a catalogue as late as 1865. London. Frank; Clarke et al; RSW. suggest correction
DALTON, JOHN England, c.1850, NIM Hadley's Quadrant = PEA. Hartlepool. Brewington 1. suggest correction
DAM, JAN VAN DEN Holland, fl.1738-73, MIM Orrery, 1756 = AMST. Michel thought this orrery was at the University of Amsterdam. Amsterdam. Rooseboom 1; Mörzer Bruyns 1 & 2; Michel 3. suggest correction
DAME, RICHARD USA, c.1840, MIM made rulers. Hanover, N.H. DATM. suggest correction
DAMERIN, MAISON Belgium, MIM SIM Graphometer = Auction, Chartres 6/10/79. House of Damérin. Brussels. RSW. suggest correction
DAMMESTARRE Holland?, MIM Planetarium Clock = LEY. RSW. suggest correction
DANBY, JOHN England, c.1737, apprenticed to John Farmer 2 in the Joiners' Company on Feb. 14, 1737. Crawforth 7. suggest correction
DANCE, J.B. misreading for John Benjamin Dancer. RSW. suggest correction
DANCER 1 England, OIM PHIM Stick Barometer, with Thermometer = K. and C. 12/3/75; Optical Square = OXF. Abraham or John Benjamin Dancer. Manchester. RSW. suggest correction
DANCER 2 see Abraham and Dancer. suggest correction
DANCER AND ABRAHAM England, c.1843, surely Abraham and Dancer. Manchester. Alker. suggest correction
DANCER AND SONS England, fl.1800-10, MIM OIM Michael Dancer and his sons. 55 Great Sutton Street; 53 Red Lion Street; both in Clerkenwell, London. Taylor 2(1112). suggest correction
DANCER, ABRAHAM England, fl.1838-42, OIM probably Abraham and Dancer. 13 Cross Street, King Street, Manchester. Taylor 2(2110); Clay and Court. suggest correction
DANCER, E.E., AND CO. England, fl.1878-1900, OIM daughter of J.B. Dancer; succeeded him in 1878 when he retired; firm was taken over in 1900 by Richard Suter. Manchester. Soth. 3/25/86. suggest correction
DANCER, J.B., AND CO. England, fl.1883-1884, MIM OIM PHIM John Benjamin Dancer and Co. Manchester. Alker and Osborne. suggest correction
DANCER, JOHN BENJAMIN England, b.1812 d.1887 fl.1835-81, MIM NIM OIM PHIM wide range of instruments that may be seen in many museums, including a microscope, balance and rule, all in silver, at College of Technology, Manchester, thermometers at Manchester Literary and Philosophical Society, and 2 microscopes at KEN, etc. his father, Josiah, and his grandfather were instrument makers; partner of Abrahah Abraham in Manchester (1841-44); made instruments for Joule; T.C.; also signed " J.B. Dancer"; "Optician"; "By appointment to Her Majesty's Commissioners." Liverpool; 13 Cross Street, King Street (1835-45); 43 Cross Street, King Street (1848-81); both in Manchester. Taylor 2(1525); Calvert 2; Clay and Court; Lowery; Ashworth; Alker and Osborne; Goodison 1; KEN; G.L'E. Turner 24; RSW; Coffeen B; Bryden 9; Collins 1; Clarke et al. suggest correction
DANCER, JOSIAH England, fl.1810-35, OIM father of John Benjamin Dancer who succeeded him in 1835. Liverpool. Taylor 2(1304); Clay and Court. suggest correction
DANCER, MICHAEL England, fl.1776-1810, MIM apprenticed to Robert Tangate 1 in the Joiners' Company on Dec. 2, 1766; free in the Company, Sept. 3, 1776; took apprentices. Bride Lane (1776); Bangor ourt, Shoe Lane, Holborn (1781); New Street Square (1788); Blewitt's Buildings, Fetter Lane (1793); Rosomond Street, Clerkenwell (1796-1800); Red Lion Street, Clerkenwell (1801); 55 Great Sutton Street, Clerkenwell (1810); all in london. Taylor 2(947); Dewhirst; Daumas 1; Clay and Court; Crawforth 7. suggest correction
DANCKERTS, JUSTUS Holland, 1635-1701, MIM Globe, glass = VIE. globemaker, engraver, map seller; also see Justinius Dankerts. Calverstraat, Amsterdam. Michel 3; Alker; Tooley; Globus, Dec. 1956; RSW. suggest correction
DANESI, PIETRO PAOLO Italy; Paraguay, 1719-69, MIM made sundials in Paraguay. Babuco, Italy. Morpurgo 1. suggest correction
DANFRIE, PHILIPPE France, 1525-1608, MIM SIM Astrolabe = BM; Astrolabes, wood and paper = PSH (1578); Astrolabes, 1584 = OXF, P. and S. 11/21/1894, Soth. 10/31/66, Soth. 6/2/87; Graphometers = P.C., Soth. 6/23/87, D.(1970), Prin Coll. = NMM; Theodolite (incomplete) = ADL-M187; Trigonometers = BMR, MAD, NMM; Armillary Spheres = MADEX (1602), OXFB; Sundial, silver-gilt = Evans Coll.; Circumferentors = HAK (1608), WHI; etc. invented the graphometer; author; Jehan Moreau reprinted the paper astrolabe of 1584 in 1622, which see. à l'Enseigne du Mirouer, rue des Carmes, Paris; Rouen (1608). Daumas 1; Price 1 and 3; Ward 4; ICA 2; Gunther 1 and 6; Michel 1 and 3; Engelmann 1; Josten; Belgian Inv.; Nachet; USNM; Hamilton 2; Whipple 1; MADEX; Paris 1900; Société Belge; J.A. Bennett 2; A.J. Turner 10; Gibbs 2; USNM; ADL; RSW. suggest correction
DANGELO AND CADENAZZI England, PHIM Wheel Barometer = X. Winchester. Goodison 1. suggest correction
DANGELO, G. England, PHIM Wheel Barometer = X. Basingstoke. Goodison 1. suggest correction
DANIEL, HENRY England, c.1687, apprenticed to Thomas Walpole in the Grocers' Company on April 4, 1687. J. Brown 1. suggest correction
DANIEL, JOHANN Germany, 178?, PHIM Balance = Christie-SK 12/1/83; Coin Balances = D. and D.(1986). in der Bergischen Hauptstadt, Lennep. Coffeen II; Wynter 1; RSW. suggest correction
DANIELL, EDWARD England, c.1686, MIM apprenticed by turnover to James Atkinson of the Clockmakers' Company on Sept. 6, 1686. J. Brown 3. suggest correction
DANIELL, JOHN FREDERICK England, 1790-1845, PHIM Hygrometer = WHI. inventor of the Daniell cell, the register pyrometer and the Daniell hygrometer; first professor of chemistry at King's College, London.. London. USNM; Whipple 1; Middleton 1; Coffeen 56. suggest correction
DANIELL, WILLIAM England, fl.1632-70, MIM Quadrant Sundial, 1665 = OXF; Horary Quadrant, 1663 = X. member of the Clockmakers' Company, 1632; also made watch cases. Sign of the Golden Ball, Ivy Bridge, Strand, London. Taylor 1(172); Michel 3; Evans 1; USNM; Gunther 6. suggest correction
DANIELS, AUGUSTUS Austria, c.1765, MIM Sundial = P.C. Vienna. USNM. suggest correction
DANKBAAR Holland, 1789, NIM Cross-staff, 1789 = BMR. see L. Dankbaar. Belgian Inventory; Société Belge; Mörzer Bruyns 2. suggest correction
DANKBAAR, L. Holland, fl.1783-98, MIM NIM Instrument = Schloss near Feidestock; Cross-staves = Haeberlin-Friesen Museum (1783), Heimatmuseum, Bremen-Schönebeck (1790), OMM (1798). see Dankbaar. Fiedestock. Mörzer Bruyns 1 & 2. suggest correction
DANKERTS, JUSTINUS Holland, 1616, NIM Compass Rose, 1616 = Hamburg State Archives. may be related to Justus Danckerts, which see. Amsterdam. Schück 2; RSW. suggest correction
DANNELLI England, c.1850, PHIM see Vittory and Dannelli. Manchester. RSW. suggest correction
DANNER, JACOB USA, 1765-1850, MIM probably father of Jacob Sensensy Danner, which see; also clock maker and silversmith. Middletown, Va. Smart 1. suggest correction
DANNER, JACOB SENSENSY USA, 1807-77, MIM SIM Surveying Compasses = USNM, Winchester-Frederick Historical Society, Va. probably son of Jacob Danner; type invented by S. Kern. Middletown, Va. Smart 1; USNM. suggest correction
DANTI DEL RINALDI, PIERVINCENZO see Pier Vincenzo Danti. suggest correction
DANTI, EGNATI Italy, 1747, MIM Armillary Sphere, 1747 = VNN. probably a fake. RSW. suggest correction
DANTI, F. EGNAZIO Italy, 1537-86, MIM Astrolabe, 1568 = GEP; Astrolabes = DRE (ICA-181), NMM (ICA-427), Roussel = OXF (ICA-180); Armillary Sphere and Horary Quadrant = Santa Maria Novella, Florence; Terrestrial Globe = Palazzo Vecchio, Florence. see "F.E.D.P.F." Perugia; Florence (1562); Bologna (1573); Alatri (1583). Bonelli 1, 6 and 7; Gunther 1 and 6; Price 1; ICA 2; Italian Inventory; Michel 1 and 3; Nachet; Morpurgo 1; Globus, June 1963; Settle 1; DSB; A.J. Turner 10; RSW. suggest correction
DANTI, GIROLAMO Italy, c.1550, MIM brother of Egnazio Danti, helped him with the maps in the Vatican. Perugia. Michel 3. suggest correction
DANTI, GIULIO Italy, 1500-73, MIM son of Pier Vicenzo Danti and father of Egnazio Danti; goldsmith and architect. Perugia. Michel 3. suggest correction
DANTI, PIER VINCENZO Italy, fl.1488-1522, MIM Astrolabe = HAK (ICA-171). grandfather of Egnazio Danti; the astrolabe in the Adler planetarium, ADL-DPW51, is a copy of the instrument in HAK. Perugia. Price 1; ICA 2; Gunther 1; Michel 3; ADL; RSW. suggest correction
DANTIS, EGNAZIO Cube Sundial, 1665 = BAR. fake. Pisa. Catalogo Generale; RSW. suggest correction
DANTIS, G.B. Italy, MIM Compass with handle = BAR. fake? Pisa. RSW. suggest correction
DANVER, I.L. USA, MIM SIM Surveying Compass = Winchester-Frederick Historical Society, Va. Middletown, Va. USNM. suggest correction
DANVERS USA?, 1775, MIM Horary Quadrant, wood, 1775 = PEA. RSW. suggest correction
DARDENNE France, c.1750, NIM Octant = PMM. Nantes. Daumas 1; MADEX; Paris 1900; RSW. suggest correction
DARKER, C. England, PHIM Light Defractor = P. and S. 6/18/1894. Lambeth (London). RSW. suggest correction
DARKER, C. AND F. England, PHIM Kaleidoscope = WHI. Whipple 1. suggest correction
DARKER, W.H. England, c.1850, Pyrometer = D. Paradise Street, Lambeth (London). Weil 2(23). suggest correction
DARLET, THOMAS England, 1769, NIM Octant, 1769 = MYS. Price 2. suggest correction
DARLEY, JOHN USA, 1721, NIM Backstaff, 1721 = Auction, Honfleur 6/17/79 = D.(1983) = D.(1988). M.A.D., Nov. 1983; Rinaldi 22; RSW. suggest correction
DARLEY, THOMAS 1769, NIM Backstaff, 1769 = P.C. RSW. suggest correction
DARLING AND SCHWARTZ USA, -1866, MIM made rules; see D. and S. Bangor, Maine. G.L'E. Turner 24. suggest correction
DARLING, BROWN AND SHARPE USA, MIM made rules, squares, etc. Providence, R.I. USNM. suggest correction
DARLING, SAMUEL USA, c.1833, MIM rule maker; see Darling, Brown and Sharpe. Portland, Me. Bedini 8. suggest correction
DARLOT France, c.1865, OIM succeeded Maison Jamin, pre-1865. Paris. USNM. suggest correction
DASYPODIUS, KONRAD France, 1531-c.1583, MIM Celestial Globe = STR; Wall Sundial = Giebelfeld. made a planetarium and an astronomical clock in 1574; nom de plume of Konrad Hasenfratz. Strasburg. Zinner 1; Boffito; Baillie 1; Globus, Dec. 1956; Dawson 217, (1971); Tooley; DSB. suggest correction
DATHEE, ALEXANDRE ET JEAN France, fl.1769-72, OIM Alexandre et Jean Dathée. Quai de l'Horloge, Paris. Daumas 1; Nachet. suggest correction
DAUTHIAU France, fl.1735-67, MIM Astronomical Clock with Armillary Sphere, 1749 = X. designed by Passement. Paris. Baillie 1; Bertele 2. suggest correction
DAVANS see Dawans. Rooseboom 1. suggest correction
DAVENPORT, ANTHONY USA, fl.1823-38, MIM NIM SIM Surveying Compass = P.C. T.C. Sign of the Quadrant and Compass, 10 Jones Row, Exchange Street, Portland, Maine. Bowditch; USNM; Wind Rose Vol. 18, No.2, April, 1987; D.J. Warner 7 & 10. suggest correction
DAVENPORT, J. USA, fl.1856-57, MIM NIM PHIM may be James M. Davenport; may be J. Davenport in S. and J. M. Davenport, which see. Philadelphia, Pa. USNM. suggest correction
DAVENPORT, JAMES M. USA, fl.1835-37, MIM 144 Race Street, Philadelphia, Pa. Smart 1. suggest correction
DAVENPORT, QUINCY AND CO. USA, c.1846, were agents for James McCoskrie. 81 John Street, New York, N.Y. USNM. suggest correction
DAVENPORT, ROBERT England; Scotland, fl.1635-c.1650, MIM Oughtred Double Horizontal Sundial with Circles of Proportion on reverse = Christie 12/12/72 = RSM. apprenticed to Elias Allen of the Grocers' Company on March 25, 1623; free of the Grocers' Company on Nov. 25, 1635; he received permission to settle in Edinburgh in 1647. London (1635); Edinburgh (1647). J. Brown 1; Bryden 15; Wynter and Turner; RSW. suggest correction
DAVENPORT, S. AND J. see S. and J.M. Davenport. suggest correction
DAVENPORT, S. AND J.M. USA, fl.1830-38, MIM OIM SIM Plane Table Azimuth Compass, case = P.-B. 9/24/38. shop called "William Davenport, sign of the Quadrant; S. and James M. Davenport; probably sons of William Davenport. Front Street, Philadelphia, Pa. Smart 1; USNM; Brewington 1; RSW. suggest correction
DAVENPORT, STEPHEN 1 England, fl.1720-37, MIM PHIM made air pumps, barometers, etc.; T.C.; author; may be same man as Stephen Davenport 2. against the Distillery, High Holborn, near Drury Lane; Smarts Building, Cole Yard in High Holborn near Drury Lane; both in London. Dewhirst; Clay and Court; Taylor 2(160); Calvert 2; Daumas 1; Crawforth 1 and 7. suggest correction
DAVENPORT, STEPHEN 2 England, fl.1725-57, MIM apprenticed to John Hodgkin in the Joiners' Company, Sept. 6, 1715; free in the Company, Sept. 7, 1725; may be same as Stephen Davenport 1. London. Crawforth 7. suggest correction
DAVENPORT, WILLIAM USA, 1778-1829, MIM NIM SIM Artillery Instrument = D.; Magnetic Compass = Old Gaol Museum, York, Maine; Surveying Compasses = PEA, GUR, Michigan State U. Museum, Lansing, Old Gaol Museum, York, Maine, Mercer Museum, Pa. apprenticed to William Dean; made nautical compasses. 43 South Front Street (1802-03); 45 South Front Street (1805-14); 25 South Front Street (1816-29); all in Philadelphia, Pa. Bedini 1 & 8; Smart 1; USNM; Brewington 1; D.J. Warner 10 and 12; DATM; RSW. suggest correction
DAVEY England, c.1850, PHIM Stick Barometer = Soth. 10/19/87. Lewes. RSW. suggest correction
DAVID, I. Poland, 1638, MIM Sectors = Museum, Torun (1638), SWE (1640); Protractor = Museum, Torun. Gdansk. Polish Inventory. suggest correction
DAVID, J. England, MIM see John Davis 3. Windsor. Taylor 2(1823); Daumas 1. suggest correction
DAVID, JACOB Holland, b.1607 fl.1637, MIM son of Jan David. Leyden. Rooseboom 1; Pipping 1. suggest correction
DAVID, JAN Holland, fl.1640-50, MIM SIM Astrolabes = Auction, 1799; Circumferentors = SWE (1640), SKO (1640, 1641), P.C., West Friese Museum, Hoorn; Marine Compass = Auction, 1981; Sector = SWE. father of Jacob David; made sectors, including one for Hevelius. Leiden. Rooseboom 1; Mörzer Bruyns 2; Pipping 1; Hollands Glorie; Price 2; Daumas 1; RSW. suggest correction
DAVID, PATER CAJETANO CAPUC. Austria, 1726-96, MIM Table Sundials, stone = SLM (1735), MUN (1737), ADL-M282 (1742), SLM (1750), DEU, Soth. 12/12/55 (1750), SLM(3), Berchtesgarden, ROU; Astronomical Clock = Schwartzenberg Coll. alias for Sebastian Rutschmann; worked with Joseph Rutschmann. Lembach; Vienna. Zinner 1; Engelmann 1; Michel 3; Britten; Haupolter; ADL; RSW. suggest correction
DAVIDSON, D. England?, 1781, MIM Polyhedral Sundial, stone, 1781 = EMA. RSW. suggest correction
DAVIDSON, F., AND CO. England, OIM PHIM Telescope, refracting = FRK-T181; Telescope, sighting = Christie-SK 11/15/79; Barometer, Liègeois = P.C. 29 Great Portland Street, London. Frank; G.L'E. Turner 24; RSW. suggest correction
DAVIDSON, GEORGE USA, 1825-1911, NIM Octant = USNM. moved to Washington, D.C. in late 1840's; sextant mentioned in Journal of Franklin Institute, 1866. Philadelphia, Pa; Washington, D.C. USNM. suggest correction
DAVIDSON, H. USA, c.1864, MIM made rules; "H. Davidson Maker/N.Y." N.Y. DATM. suggest correction
DAVIDSON, THOMAS Scotland, fl.1836-45, MIM OIM see Thomas Davidson and Co; worked for John Davis 5, 1836-38 and for Robert Bryson 1, c.1838. 12 Royal Exchange (1840-43); 63 Prnces Street (1844); 67 Canongate (1845); all in Edinburgh. Bryden 3; Clarke et al. suggest correction
DAVIDSON, THOMAS, AND CO. Scotland, fl.1848-53, OIM see Thomas Davidson. 29 Haddington Place (1848-49); 187 High Street (1850-51); 4 Infirmary Street (1852-53); all in Edinburgh. Bryden 3. suggest correction
DAVIES England, PHIM Wheel Barometer = X. Edward or James Davies? Liverpool. Goodison 1. suggest correction
DAVIES AND CO. England, MIM Universal Ring Dial, on tripod = Christie 7/28/70. Liverpool. RSW. suggest correction
DAVIES AND MERRILL see Merrill and Davis. Moskowitz 103. suggest correction
DAVIES, ALFRED, AND CO. England, PHIM Stick Barometer = VNN. London. RSW. suggest correction
DAVIES, D. Scotland, fl.1823-32, MIM OIM 110 Nelson Street (1823-25); 98 Trongate (1826-32); both in Edinburgh. Bryden 3. suggest correction
DAVIES, EDWARD England, c.1835, OIM PHIM optician; barometer maker? 65 Bold Street, Liverpool. Goodison 1. suggest correction
DAVIES, GABRIEL England, fl. pre-1822-53, OIM PHIM Stick Barometer = X. also made hydrographical instruments. Sadley Street, Durham City; 20 Boar Lane (1822); 34 Boar Lane (1826-53); last two both in Leeds. Goodison 1; Taylor 2(1527). suggest correction
DAVIES, J. England, c.1850, PHIM Stick Barometer = D.(1996). London. ATG 6/22/96. suggest correction
DAVIES, JAMES 1 England, fl.1787-99, MIM Perpetual Calendar Discs, 1789, 1792-95, 1799 = BM (11); Perpetual Calendar Disc, 1787 = P.C. Birmingham. Price 3; Ward 4; RSW. suggest correction
DAVIES, JAMES 2 England, c.1835, OIM PHIM optician; barometer maker? 51 Paradise Street, Liverpool. Goodison 1. suggest correction
DAVIES, JOHN 1 England, c.1773, apprenticed to Tycho Wing in the Grocers' Company on Feb. 4, 1773; may be same as John Davies 2. J. Brown 1. suggest correction
DAVIES, JOHN 2 England, fl.1818-27, OIM may be same as John Davies 1. 10 High Street, Marylebone, London. Taylor 2(1307); J. Brown 1. suggest correction
DAVIES, JOHN 3 England, c.1825, PHIM Barometer = Nat'l Museum of Wales. also made long case clocks. St. Harmons, Radnor. Peate. suggest correction
DAVIES, JOHN 4 Scotland, "optician"; see John Davis 5. Edinburgh. Clarke et al. suggest correction
DAVIES, M. England, c.1820, OIM 101 High Street, Marylebone, London. Taylor 2(1307). suggest correction
DAVIES, OWEN England, c.1835, PHIM Stick Barometer = X. Long Bridge?, Llanidloes. Goodison 1. suggest correction
DAVIES, WILLIAM England, 1670, MIM Sundial, 1670 = X. see Davys. Clerkenwell, London. Taylor 1(392). suggest correction
DAVIES, WILLIAM C. misreading for William C. Davis. RSW. suggest correction
DAVIS 1 England, PHIM Stick Barometer = X. H. Davis? David Davis? London. Goodison 1. suggest correction
DAVIS 2 England, OIM Telescopes, refracting = FRK-T169,T170. probably John Davis 2. Derby. Frank. suggest correction
DAVIS 3 England, c.1830, OIM PHIM Telescope = Cheltenham Museum; Telescope, miniature = DeLuca 8/1/87; Cary-type Microscope = Wellcome Institute; Wheel Barometer = X; Microscope, Carpenter-type = D.(1987). optician; T.C.; may be Edward Davis; see Messrs. Davis. Cheltenham; 6 Bold Street, Liverpool. Goodison 1; Bryden 9; Coffeen 15; RSW. suggest correction
DAVIS 4 USA, c.1836, see Merrill and Davis. New York, N.Y. RSW. suggest correction
DAVIS 5 see Syeds and Davis. suggest correction
DAVIS AND SON England, fl.1840-1850+, MIM PHIM SIM Protractors, full = D.(1975), Christie-SK 6/2/83; Hedley Mining Compass = D.(1983); Surveying Instrument = Soth.? 12/8/69; Mining Anemometer = Phillips 2/2/84. see John Davis 2. London and Derby. Coffeen D; Moskowitz; G.L'E. Turner 24; RSW. suggest correction
DAVIS AND SONS England, PHIM Barometer = Christie-SK 12/1/83. see John Davis 2. Derby. RSW. suggest correction
DAVIS BROS. England, fl.1820-60, MIM OIM Walking Stick Telescope = Soth. 7/22/68. T.C.; John 4 and ? Davis; sometimes written Davis' Brothers. 33 New Bond Street (1820); manufactory, 209 High Holborn (1820); both in London; 1 Lower Terrace, Islington (1838). Taylor 2(2113); Calvert 2; Crawforth 1. suggest correction
DAVIS, A. England, OIM T.C.; spectacle maker. 29 Warner Street, Portland Place, New Kent Road, London. Calvert 2; Crawforth 1. suggest correction
DAVIS, ALBERT England, Clepsydra, 1671 = P.C. modern work? Norwich. RSW. suggest correction
DAVIS, ARI USA, 1811-85, MIM NIM PHIM SIM also a watchmaker and inventor; took Elias Howe as an apprentice from 1837-44 in Boston. Princeton, Mass.; 87 Washington (1834); 11 Cornhill; 19 Court Square 75 Court (1839-45); all in Boston, Mass.; Lowell, Mass., (1845-85). Smart 1; USNM. suggest correction
DAVIS, CLARA England, c.1830, MIM OIM PHIM 12 South Finsbury, London.. Taylor 2(1824). suggest correction
DAVIS, D. 1 England, c.1765, OIM Cuff-type Microscope = FRK-M42. London. Frank. suggest correction
DAVIS, D. 2 Scotland, PHIM Stick Barometer = X. Glasgow. Goodison 1. suggest correction
DAVIS, DANIEL, JR. USA, 1813-87 fl.1834-49, MIM NIM PHIM brother of Ari Davis; worked with him from 1834-49; succeeded by Palmer and Thomas Hall, 1849; made electrical apparatus. Princeton, Mass. (1813); 11 Cornhill, Boston, Mass. (1834-52). USNM; Romaine; D.J. Warner 6. suggest correction
DAVIS, DAVID England, fl.1822-28, OIM Microscope = Melun 4/24/83. successor to H. Davis; signed "D. Davis"; see D. Davis 1. 9 Macclesfield, Soho (1822-23); 28 Bury Street, St. Mary Axe (1828); both in London. O'Mara; Goodison 1; Taylor 2(1529); RSW. suggest correction
DAVIS, E. England, PHIM Stick Barometer = X. optician. Shrewsbury. Goodison 1. suggest correction
DAVIS, EDWARD England, fl.1833-42, MIM OIM PHIM optician; see Davis 4; see Messrs. Davis. 171 High Street (1833); 101 High Street (1842); both in Cheltenham; 65 Bold Street, Liverpool (1842). Bryden 9. suggest correction
DAVIS, ELIZABETH England, c.1830, MIM perhaps widow of David Davis, which see. 9 Macclesfield Street, London. Taylor 2(1529). suggest correction
DAVIS, G. 1 England, c.1790, MIM NIM OIM PHIM SIM Telescopic Level = Phillips 2/2/84; Hadley Quadrant = NMM; Pantograph = American Art Galleries 3/18/75; Wheel Barometers = Bolling Hall, Bradford, Soth. 1/10/90; Etui of Drawing Instruments = Christie-SK 2/9/84; Garden Sundial = NYM; Drafting Instrument = Burndy Library; Surveying Instrument = Soth. 10/27/69; Stick Barometer = Phillips-Leeds 6/24/87. some sources thought he might be Gabriel Davies but this is improbable. Leeds. Goodison 1; Taylor 2(1527); USNM; RSW. suggest correction
DAVIS, G. 2 England, c.1800, MIM London. Evans 1. suggest correction
DAVIS, G. AND E. England, 19th Century, MIM SIM Drawing Instrument Set, case = Soth.-B 9/15/76; Protractor, full, geared = Christie 4/3/85; Protractor, full = P.C.; Surveying Cross = Phillips 2/2/84. see G. Davis 1. Leeds. RSW. suggest correction
DAVIS, G.D. England, 19th Century, MIM Protractor with pivoted arm = Christie-SK 4/17/86. Leeds. RSW. suggest correction
DAVIS, GABRIEL see Gabriel Davies. Goodison 1. suggest correction
DAVIS, H. England, fl.1799-1822, OIM succeeded by David Davis. 8 Macclesfield Street, Soho, London (1799-1817). Goodison 1; Taylor 2(1309). suggest correction
DAVIS, I. 1 England, PHIM Barometer = Soth. 7/15/66. optician. Leeds. RSW. suggest correction
DAVIS, I. 2 see John Davis 3. Chaldecott 1; KEN. suggest correction
DAVIS, J. 1 England, MIM SIM Theodolites = Soth. 7/7/78 and 6/23/87; Prismatic Compasses = Soth. 4/22/65, Exhibition-Maps; 3-draw telescope=PC. Cheltenham. RSW; WEBDB. suggest correction
DAVIS, J. 2 see John Davis 3. Taylor 2(1823); Chaldecott 1; RSW; Daumas 1. suggest correction
DAVIS, J. 3 England, c.1830, MIM Microscope = Soth. 3/10/87. "Improved Compound Microscope"; see Davis 4, Messrs. Davis and Edward Davis. 65 Bold Street, Liverpool. RSW. suggest correction
DAVIS, J., AND SONS England, c.1850, MIM NIM Marking Protractor = D.(1991). probably John Davis 2. Derby. Gemmary III. suggest correction
DAVIS, JAMES England, 1783, MIM Perpetual Calendar, 1783 = RSM. Birmingham. RSW. suggest correction
DAVIS, JOHN 1 England, 1552-1605, invented the Davis quadrant, or backstaff, in 1590; arctic explorer. Sandridge, Devon. Taylor 1(46); USNM; Daumas 1; Evans 1; Michel 3; King; G.L'E. Turner 24. suggest correction
DAVIS, JOHN 2 England, fl.1830-51, MIM OIM PHIM SIM Theodolite = Soth. 7/12/71; Anemometer = WHI; Microscope = Soth. 3/13/67; Telescopic Levels = D.(1969), Versailles 11/20/83; Miner's Surveying Compass = Phillips-Leeds 12/16/87. optician; in 1851 Exhibition; signed "Davis, Derby" or "J. Davis, Derby." 14 Iron Gate, Derby. Bryden 9; Price 12; Taylor 2(1825); RSW. suggest correction
DAVIS, JOHN 3 England, c.1690, MIM Odometer = Guildhall Exhibition, Windsor; Plummet Inclinometer = KEN; Horizontal Sundial = Soth. 12/8/69. see I. Davis 2 and J. Davis 3; inclinometer is from George III Collection. Windsor. Chaldecott 1; Taylor 2(1823); Daumas 1; RSW. suggest correction
DAVIS, JOHN 4 England, fl.1820-42, MIM OIM 33 New Bond Street, London. O'Mara. suggest correction
DAVIS, JOHN 5 Scotland, fl. 1836-42, MIM OIM PHIM Inclinable Sundials = FRK = RSM, Ships of the Sea Museum, Savannah, Ga.; Telescope = EGE; Stick Barometer = Phillips-E 7/25/86; Sympiesometer = X; Thermometer = Phillips-E 2/24/89. usually signed "J. Davis Edinburgh"; barometer signed "J. Davis, Optician Edinburgh"; was he only a dealer? 64 Princes Street (1836-40); 78 Princes Street (1841-42); both in Edinburgh. Goodison 1; Egestorff; Bryden 3; Clarke et al; RSW. suggest correction
DAVIS, JOHN 6 England, c.1752, OIM apprenticed to Edward Scarlett 2 in the Spectaclemakers' Company; admitted as a brother to the Company, 1752. at Mr Scarlett's, the Archimedes and Globe, near Soho Square, London. Robischon. suggest correction
DAVIS, JOHN 7 England, 1685, apprenticed to Daniel Quare 1 in the Clockmakers' Company, 1685; is he the same as John Davis 3. J. Brown 3. suggest correction
DAVIS, JOHN, AND SON England, c.1850+, MIM PHIM SIM Barometer = D.(1972); Stick Barometer = Soth.-S 1/27/88; Psychrometer = USNM; Compass = Phillips 4/20/83; Theodolite = Phillips 4/20/83. T.C.; see John Davis 2. London and Derby. Middleton 4; RSW; USNM; G.L'E. Turner 24. suggest correction
DAVIS, MESSRS. England, c.1842, MIM OIM PHIM Telescope, six-draw = KEN. T.C.; see J. Davis 2, Davis 4 and Edward Davis. 65 Bold Street, Liverpool and 101 High Street, Cheltenham. Calvert 2; KEN. suggest correction
DAVIS, SAMUEL England, c.1770, MIM rule maker. Burry Street, Wolverhampton. Bryden 9. suggest correction
DAVIS, WILLIAM 1 Ireland, c.1790, MIM SIM Circumferentor = Soth. 3/10/87. No. 7, Portland Row, Dublin. RSW. suggest correction
DAVIS, WILLIAM 2 England, PHIM Wheel Barometer = X. Shiffnall. Goodison 1. suggest correction
DAVIS, WILLIAM C. USA, 1813-79 fl.1835-79, MIM NIM PHIM SIM Surveying Compasses = GUR, P.C., New York State Museum, Historical Society of Plainfield, N.J., D.(1972), D.(1994). all instruments signed "W.C. Davis"; partner of Merrill; see Merrill and Davis. 36 Oak Street (1835-36); 157 South Street (1836-37); 255 Front Street (1837-38); 196 Water Street (1841-42); 302 Pearl Street (1878-79); all in New York, N.Y. Smart 1; USNM; Brewington 1; Moskowitz 104; Garcelon 33; RSW. suggest correction
DAVISON, THOMAS England, c.1832, OIM made a new form of reflecting telescope. Taylor 2(1826). suggest correction
DAVY, MICHAEL England, c.1674, MIM made gauges. Evans 1. suggest correction
DAVYS England, fl.1676-77, MIM OIM made instruments for Robert Hooke including a pole-telescope (partly made by Christopher Cock), a compass, rulers and telescope tubes; he may be same as William Davies, which see. London. Taylor 1(392). suggest correction
DAWANS, HENRIJ Holland, fl.1758-69, MIM The Hague. Rooseboom 1. suggest correction
DAWES England, PHIM Wheel Barometer = X. Goodison 1. suggest correction
DAWKINS, HENRY USA, c.1740, worked for Anthony Lamb as an engraver. New York, N.Y. Bedini 8. suggest correction
DAWSON 1 Scotland, c.1790, PHIM Stick Barometer = Christie-SK 10/20/89. Perth. RSW. suggest correction
DAWSON 2 see Bywater, Dawson and Co.; see Dawson and Melling. RSW. suggest correction
DAWSON AND CO. see Bywater, Dawson and Co. Taylor 2(1288). suggest correction
DAWSON AND MELLING England, fl.1837, MIM OIM agents for R.B. Bate. 20 South Castle Street, Liverpool. Taylor 2(2114); Crawforth 1. suggest correction
DAWSON, ALEXE Ireland, OIM in telescope case; owner? Dublin. NMM 2. suggest correction
DAWSON, GEORGE England, c.1722, apprenticed to Mark Rogers in the Joiners' Company on June 19, 1722. Crawforth 7. suggest correction
DAWSON, M. England, post-1780, MIM Quadrant = KEN. invented by G. Beck, patented in 1780. KEN. suggest correction
DAWSON, NATHAN England, PHIM Wheel Barometer = X. Goodison 1. suggest correction
DAWSON, THOMAS England, c.1650, NIM turned over his apprentice, Ralph Greatorex, to Elias Allen. J. Brown 1. suggest correction
DAWSON, WILLIAM England, c.1818, MIM rule and bed screw maker. Hill Street, Birmingham. Bryden 9. suggest correction
DAY England, c.1840, PHIM Thermometer = PEA. Brewington 1. suggest correction
DAY, FRANCIS England, c.1810, MIM OIM Terrestrial Globe, miniature, case = Soth. 7/31/67-2; Microscopes = FRK (2), Soth. 10/27/69, 3/23/70 and 10/28/86; Parallel Rule = D.(1970). also signed as "F. Day." 37 Poultry, London. Frank; Moskowitz 101; USNM; RSW. suggest correction
DAY, I. England, OIM Telescope, 4-draw = FRK-T156. Frank. suggest correction
DAY, ISAAC England, c.1690, MIM NMM 1. suggest correction
DAY, JACOB England, c.1694, MIM son of Isaac Day. NMM 1. suggest correction
DAY, JOHN England, c.1783, apprenticed to John Blake in the Joiners' Company on May 20, 1783. Crawforth 7. suggest correction
DAY, W. USA, 1850, OIM patented a submarine telescope, 1850. Brooklyn, N.Y. USNM. suggest correction
DAY, WILLIAM England, see A. Martinelli and William Day and Co. RSW. suggest correction
DAYE England?, 1678, MIM Sector, boxwood, 1679 = HAR. name is stamped; there is a perpetual calendar; might be owner. Giordano X. suggest correction
DCC DVVV DIXVV 1736, Chalice Sundial, glass, 1736 = SLM. chronogram. RSW. suggest correction
DE BIE, C. see Bie, C. de. suggest correction
DE DIN, PHILIS France, 1595, MIM Astrolabe, 1595 = P. and S. 6/18/1894 = OXF. ICA 211; "Ich Toebehorre Philis de Din." Lille. Price 1; ICA 2; Gunther 1, 2 and 6; Evans 4. suggest correction
DE GRAGE AND CO. misreading for De Grave and Co. Christie-SK 10/6/83. suggest correction
DE GRAVE England, PHIM Balances = K. and C. 10/8/75, Versailles 11/20/83. could be either Charles De Grave 1 or 2. London. RSW. suggest correction
DE GRAVE AND CO. England, c.1850, PHIM Coin Balance, Avery-type = Soth. 6/23/87; Set of Balances, case = Phillips 2/14/79. London. RSW. suggest correction
DE GRAVE AND SAWGOOD England, post-1821, PHIM balance makers. London. Taylor 2(841). suggest correction
DE GRAVE AND SON England, c.1799, PHIM Diamond Balance = D.(1985). probably Mary De Grave and her stepson, Charles De Grave 2; "Scale Makers." corner of St. Ann's Lane, Aldersgate, London. G.L'E. Turner 24; Coffeen 9. suggest correction
DE GRAVE, CHARLES 1 England, fl.1767-99, PHIM Balances = D.(1981); Diamond Balance = Pym Sale. partner with and successor to Samuel Read in 1780; T.C. "Scale maker to His Majesty"; "20 August 1789"; see De Grave; succeeded by his wife, Mary. 59 (later 16) St Martin-Le-Grand, the corner of St Ann's Lane, Aldersgate, London. G.L'E. Turner 24; Taylor 2(841); Moskowitz 126; RSW. suggest correction
DE GRAVE, CHARLES 2 England, c.1844, PHIM maker of weights and balances; son of Mary and Charles De Grave 1; succeeded his mother in 1844; firm finally became De Grave, Short and Fanner; in 1920 the firm was taken over by W. and T. Avery. London. G.L'E. Turner 24. suggest correction
DE GRAVE, CHARLES, AND SON England, fl.1793-1821, PHIM Diamond Balance = D.(1985); Balances = OXF, KEN, WHI, etc. one of the balances is dated 1821. 59 (later 16) St Martin le Grand, corner of St. Ann's Lane, Aldersgate, London. Coffeen 9; Taylor 2(841); Crawforth 6. suggest correction
DE GRAVE, MARY England, fl.1800-16, PHIM Balance = X; Gold Balance = HAK. succeeded her husband, Charles De Grave 1 in 1799; signed her balances "Widow of Charles De Grave"; see De Grave and Son. No. 59 St. Martin Le Grand, corner of St. Anns Lane, Aldersgate, London. Taylor 2(841); G.L'E. Turner 24; Crawforth 6; RSW. suggest correction
DE GRAVE, SHORT AND CO. England, c.1900, PHIM Apothecary's Balance = Soth. 6/23/87. continuation of the De Grave family business into the twentieth century. RSW. suggest correction
DE GRAVE, SHORT AND FANNER England, pre-1859-1962, MIM PHIM Standard Yard = Christie 2/13/68. Charles De Grave 2; firm taken over in 1920 by W. and T. Avery though old name lasted until 1962; made beam balances. London. G.L'E. Turner 24; RSW. suggest correction
DE JONG EN BRUYN Holland, c.1850, NIM Azimuth Compass = AMST. Amsterdam. Mörzer Bruyns 1. suggest correction
DE L'ISLE, GUILLAUME France, see "Isle, Guillaume de l'." RSW. suggest correction
DE LA COUR England, c.1850, PHIM Stick Barometer = Soth. 2/19/87. 327 and 59 High Street, Chatham. RSW. suggest correction
DE LUC, JEAN ANDRE Switzerland; England, 1727-1817, Jean André De Luc; invented the first portable barometer, c.1750, and a type of hygrometer; author. Geneva; Windsor. Middleton 1 & 4; G.L'E. Turner 24; A.J. Turner 10. suggest correction
DE MORY, D. USA, NIM Octant = VNN. 62 South Street, New York, N.Y. RSW. suggest correction
DE MORY, GRAY AND W.D. ALDER USA, NIM Sextant = D.(1981). T.C.; successors to George C. Baker; also made chronometers. No. 62 South Street, near Wall, New York, N.Y. RSW. suggest correction
DE NEGANI origin of Denegan, Donegan? Bedini 1. suggest correction
DE PALMA, FILIPPO Italy; France; Austria1813-73, MIM PHIM made a dividing engine and electrical apparatus. Naples (1813); Florence (1861); Paris (1867); Vienna (1873). Brenni 1. suggest correction
DE SAUSSURE, HORACE BENEDICK Switzerland, 1740-99, Horace Bénédick De Saussure; invented a type of hygrometer; suggested many improvements for meteorilogical instruments; professor of philosophy at Geneva; author; his collection of instruments is in the Museum of the History of Science, Geneva. Geneva. G.L'E. Turner 24; A.J. Turner 10; USNM. suggest correction
DE STEUR, JACOBUS Holland, c.1675, MIM NIM SIM Holland Circle = X; Circumferentor = D.(1960). Leiden. Bryden 9; Price 2. suggest correction
DE. D.S. ERG. C.H. 1571, MIM Diptych Sundial, ivory, 1571 = VIE-AR2655. Zinner 4. suggest correction
DEACON 1 England, c.1834-35, MIM made model of part of Babbage's computing machine. Beaufort House, Strand, London. Taylor 2(1828). suggest correction
DEACON 2 England, PHIM Stick Barometers = Leicester Museum, X; Wheel Barometer = SPI-Anderson 3/25/27. could be Frederick or J. Deacon. Leicester. Goodison 1; RSW. suggest correction
DEACON, FREDERICK England, c.1822, PHIM Stick Barometer = X. barometer signed "F. Deacon, Leicester"; watch and clockmaker. Market Place, Leicester. Goodison 1. suggest correction
DEACON, J. England, fl.1795-1835, MIM PHIM Wheel Barometer = Leicester Museum; Sundial = Phillips 7/17/85. see Deacon 2. Leicester. Goodison 1; RSW. suggest correction
DEACON, SAMUEL England, 1746-1816, PHIM Stick Barometer = Heathcote Ball and Co. 2/13/97. brass plate to print barometer paper plates signed "S. Deacon Barton" in Leicester Museum; made barometers, clocks and watches. Barton-in-the-Beans (1771+). Goodison 1; Daniell; ATG 2/6/97. suggest correction
DEAMER, JAMES USA, fl.1823-28, MIM OIM PHIM made, sold and repaired cases of mathematical instruments, barometers, thermometers, telescopes, microscopes, etc.; successor to J. Anderson, whipmaker. 38 Maiden Lane, New York, N.Y. USNM. suggest correction
DEAN, JAMES USA, c.1830, professor at the University of Vermont; invented a cometarium which was made by Aaron Willard, Jr. D.J. Warner 6. suggest correction
DEAN, JOHN England, c.1828, MIM 6 Fieldgate Street, Whitechapel, London. O'Mara. suggest correction
DEAN, PETER England, c.1830, MIM OIM PHIM Bear Yard, Lincoln's Inn, London. Taylor 2(1531). suggest correction
DEAN, WILLIAM USA, fl.1778-97, MIM NIM OIM SIM Surveying Compass = Clark County Historical Society, Ohio. succeeded in business by William Davenport. 43 South Front Street, Philadelphia, Pa. Bedini 1; Smart 1; D.J. Warner 10. suggest correction
DEANE England, c.1730, NIM Compass Rose = Soth. 6/1/88. "Deane fecit"; possibly Ino. Deane. RSW. suggest correction
DEANE, DAVID England, fl.1735-77, OIM apprenticed or turned over to Matthew Loft in the Spectaclemakers' Company, 1728; free of the Company in 1735; Master of the Company, 1760-61; signed the petition against Peter Dollond. Smithfields, London (1764). Taylor 2(161); Court and von Rohr 3(113); Robischon. suggest correction
DEANE, INO. England, 1742, NIM Backstaff, 1742 = D.(1974). "Ino. Deane May 20 1742 IP." Wynter 1. suggest correction
DEANE, WILLIAM England, fl.1718-48, MIM SIM Hodometer = WHI; Horizontal Sundials = KEN (1718),(stone), OXF, NMM, P.C., WHI; Universal Ring Sundials = VCW, NUR, KENNEY-140, BM, DEU, ROU-73; Sectors = ADL-M90, OXF; Gunners' Calipers = P.C. (1982), EGE, Christie-SK 4/17/86; Gunner's Scale = NMM; Gunter Quadrant with Sundial = WHI; etc. apprenticed to John Rowley of the Broderers' Company, July 28, 1710; free in the Company Feb. 4, 1718; Master of the Company, 1747; took an apprentice; MIM to the Office of Ordnance. Garden House, Crane Court, Fleet Street (1712); Golden Sphere in three Crane Court, Fleet Street; both in London. Taylor 1(464) and 2(34); Bryden 16; Price 3 and 12; Ward 3 and 4; Michel 3; Dewhirst; Engelmann 1; Gunther 2 and 6; Nachet; Egestorff; KEN; Crawforth 6 & 7; ADL; RSW. suggest correction
DEANS, JOHN England, PHIM Thermometer = Christie-SK 11/27/86. on barometer by Lennie. RSW. suggest correction
DEARBORN, WARREN USA, 1802-63, MIM made rulers, etc.; Dearborn and Skinner, cabinetmakers and planemakers. Sandwich, N.H. DATM. suggest correction
DEBOMBOURG, I. France, c.1725, MIM Protractor = D.(1993). see Pierre Debombourg. Lyon. Coffeen 43. suggest correction
DEBOMBOURG, PIERRE France, 18th Century, MIM Augsburg-type Sundial = LOU; Butterfield-type Sundial = LOU; Compass Sundial, square = Ernst Coll.(HAR); Horizontal Sundial = P.C. see I. Debombourg. Lyon. Wheatland 2; Coffeen 43; RSW. suggest correction
DEBONNAIRE, MR. 1647, MIM Horizontal Sundial, 1647 = ADL-M271. Engelmann 1; ADL; RSW. suggest correction
DECHALES, CLAUDE FRANCOIS MILLIET France; Italy, 1621-78, MIM Claude François Milliet Dechales; compass maker; author. Paris; Turin. Schück; DSB. suggest correction
DECK England, PHIM Stick Barometer = X. see I. Deck. Leamington. Goodison 1; RSW. suggest correction
DECK, I. England, PHIM Wheel Barometer = Christie-SK 11/27/86. may be same as Deck of Leamington. Cambridge. RSW. suggest correction
DECOOL, J.F. Belgium, c.1805, MIM Astronomical Clock = P.C. = BMR. Namur. Société Belge; ART. suggest correction
DEE, J. England, PHIM Wheel Barometer = X. Skipton. Goodison 1. suggest correction
DEEMS misreading for Deens. Daumas 1. suggest correction
DEENS, INDOCUS misreading for Jodocus Deens. P. and S. 4/3/1894. suggest correction
DEENS, JODOCUS Belgium; Austria, c.1682, MIM SIM Graphometers = KEN (1682), VIT; Universal Ring Dials = VIU, P. and S. 4/3/1894, Soth. 10/17/60. graphometers made in Vienna; Daumas thought it was "Deems". Louvain; Vienna. Daumas 1; Evans 1; Michel 3; Gunther 2; Kirnbauer 2. suggest correction
DEFORGES L'AINE France, 1744, MIM Polyhedral Sundial, marble, 1744 = ADL-M328. "Deforges l'aîné fecit." tools, stars, comet, etc, carved in relief and colored, on the sides; owned by Heilbronner. Engelmann 1; ADL; RSW. suggest correction
DEGENAUR, PIETER DIRCKZ Germany?, NIM Compass Rose, paper = GMM. RSW. suggest correction
DEGERMAN, O.N. Holland, 1756, OIM Solar Microscope, 1756 = CRI-345 = KEN. Rooseboom 1; Nachet; KEN. suggest correction
DEGREZ Sundial = Drouot 11/14/68. probably misreading for "degrees." RSW. suggest correction
DEICHMANN, L. Germany, MIM Diptych Sundial, wood = Geographische Institut, Hamburg; Tellurian = DEU. sundial is for 51°19'. Kassel. RSW. suggest correction
DEIJL, HARMANUS VAN 1 Holland, 1705, OIM Telescope, 1705 = LEY. son of Jan van Deijl 1 and father of Jan van Diejl 2; Mörzer Bruyns thought he lived c.1775. Leiden. Rooseboom 1; Mörzer Bruyns 2. suggest correction
DEIJL, HARMANUS VAN 2 Holland, 1738-1809, OIM Achromatic Microscopes = LEY, UTP, UTR, BIL, TEY. son of Jan van Deijl 2. Amsterdam. Rooseboom 1 and 2; van Cittert 3; Daumas 1; Purtle; G.L'E. Turner 24; Evans 1. suggest correction
DEIJL, JAN VAN (2), EN ZOON Holland, fl.1769-75, OIM Telescopes = STROZZI, KEN, AMST (1769 and 1775), DEU, PMM, Auctions, 1906 (1769) and 1910 (1769). son was Harmanus van Deijl 2; see Jan Bunders and Jan van Deijl Bunders. Amsterdam. Rooseboom 1; Mörzer Bruyns 1 & 2; Hamilton 2; KEN; Price 2; RSW. suggest correction
DEIJL, JAN VAN 1 Holland, 1704, OIM Telescope, 1704 = UTP. Amsterdam. Rooseboom 1. suggest correction
DEIJL, JAN VAN 2 Holland, 1715-1801, OIM Telescopes and Microscopes = TEY, LEY, Museum of Education, The Hague; Achromatic Telescope, pasteboard = DEU. father of Harmanus van Deijl 2; DEU telescope signed "Jan van Deylen Zoon" (c. 1765). Amsterdam. Rooseboom 1; Daumas 1; Council of Europe 1; Wheatland 2; Price 2. suggest correction
DEIMAN PHIM made potentiometers. McConnell (1984). suggest correction
DEINERT, PAULUS see Deivert; see P.D. suggest correction
DEIPHOLTH, JOHANN Germany; Holland, c.1750, MIM Table Sundial = MADEX-107; Crescent Sundial = Bernal Coll. = BM. Baillie thought him 17th century; Price thought him `Beipolth'; table sundial is signed "Augsburg", the other "Haag." Augsburg; The Hague. Whipple 1; Price 3; Ward 4; Baillie 1. suggest correction
DEIVERT, PAULUS Germany, 1758, PHIM Money Balance, 1758 = DRE. Nürnberg. RSW. suggest correction
DEKANG, JANA Poland, 1643, MIM Artillery Instrument, 1643 = Military Museum, Warsaw. Lesznic. RSW. suggest correction
DEKKER, R. Holland, c.1791, MIM NIM Nautical Rule = RIJ; Azimuth Compass = RIJ; Log = RIJ. requested a patent in 1791. Amsterdam. Mörzer Bruyns 2. suggest correction
DEL VECCHIO, J. see Vecchio, J. del Morrison-Low and Burnett. suggest correction
DEL VECCHIO, JAMES Ireland, fl.1833-38, looking-glass and frame maker. 15 Lower Abbey Street (1833-35); 68 Dame Street (1836-38); both in Dublin. Morrison-Low and Burnett. suggest correction
DELACOUR, L. France, c.1730, MIM SIM Cicumferentor = SPI-2763 = AND-SPI-30. Dunkerque. Daumas 1; Michel 3; RSW. suggest correction
DELAGRAVE France, 19th Century, MIM Magnetic Compass = Versailles 4/17/83. RSW. suggest correction
DELAGRAVE, CH. France, MIM Terrestrial Globe = CNAM-12852. CNAM 1; Destombes 4. suggest correction
DELAHAYE France, PHIM Stick Barometer = Soth. 5/18/89. Paris. RSW. suggest correction
DELALANDE France, fl.1775-79, MIM Celestial Globes = Roussel (1779), Auction, Paris 6/15/79 (1779), GEL (1775), BMR (1777), Palermo Observatory. Paris. Serrio (1983); Chenekal 3; Belgian Inv.; RSW. suggest correction
DELAMAIN, RICHARD England, fl.1610-45, MIM designed and made instruments for Charles I; author; designed a circular slide rule in 1632-33. Drury Lane, upper part of Chancery Lane, London. Bryden 15; Taylor 1(122); Gunther 2; G.L'E. Turner 24; A.J. Turner 10. suggest correction
DELAMARCHE 1 see Charles François Delamarche. suggest correction
DELAMARCHE 2 France, fl.1821-57, MIM Terrestrial Globes = A-P 3/15/76 (2), FLO (1821); Planetarium, mechanical, 1839 = Soth. 12/15/78. son of Charles François Delamarche. 12, rue du Jardinet; rue du Battoir (1839-57); both in Paris. Moskowitz 122; RSW. suggest correction
DELAMARCHE, C.F., ET MESSIER, C. France, c.1780, MIM Terrestrial and Celestial Globes = NMM-Caird. Paris. NMM 2; RSW. suggest correction
DELAMARCHE, CHARLES FRANCOIS France, 1740-1809, MIM made many terrestrial and celestial globes, planetariums and armillary spheres (wood and paper); dated ones range from 1780-1808. Charles François Delamarche; "Geographer"; successor to Sanson and Robert de Vaugondy. chez Delamarche, 12 rue du Jardinet (1780); Géog., Rue de Foin St. Jacques au Collège de Mtre. Gervais (1783-91); both in Paris. Moskowitz 122; Nachet; Price 2; USNM; Brewington 1; Bonelli 1; Brieux 2; Syndram; Yonge; RSW. suggest correction
DELAMARCHE, FX. France, 1831, MIM Terrestrial Globe, wood and paper, 1831 = Drouot Richelieu 4/28/88. "Succ. de Robert de Vaugondy, 1831"; "Ingen-Mécan. pour les globes et sphères." Paris. RSW. suggest correction
DELAMARCHE, FX., ET CHLES. DIEN France, 1816, MIM Terrestrial Globe, 1816 = Melun 4/24/83. "dressée ordre du Roi par le S. Robert de Vaugondy"; surely a misreading of the date. rue du Jardinet N°13, Paris. RSW. suggest correction
DELAMARCHE, MAISON France, c.1860, MIM Terrestrial Globe = Peron et Corsy, Melun 6/10/79. the house of Delamarche. Paris. RSW. suggest correction
DELAMARRE, CHOLLET France, NIM Repeating Circle = USNM. Rue de Fourcy St. Antoine 6, Paris. USNM. suggest correction
DELANDER, DANIEL England, 1674-1733, PHIM Barometer = D.(1962); Stick Barometer = Clumber Park = P.C. apprenticed to Charles Halsted of the Clockmakers' Company in 1692; free of the Company, 1699; journeyman assistant to Tompion; also made clocks; bill for another barometer is known. Devereux Court; Temple, Fleet Street, London (1712 on). Goodison 1; RSW. suggest correction
DELANDER, R. England, c.1620, MIM Sundial inside back cover of watch = Soth. 12/1/78. RSW. suggest correction
DELCANO, JUAN SEBASTIAN Spain, fl.1520-26, MIM Delcaño; globe maker. Globus, Dec. 1956. suggest correction
DELCOMINETE France, 18th Century, MIM Mechanical Equatorial Sundial = Auction Sale, Paris 11/24/79. Moreau; RSW. suggest correction
DELEUIL, JEAN-ADRIEN France, 1820-94, MIM OIM PHIM Cannon Sundial = CNAM; Meter Rod = FLM; Barometer = FLO-1144; Wind Instrument = PMM; Electrical Apparatus = D.; Photographic Barograph = USNM; Meridian Instrument = D.; Microscope = D.(1976). Rue des Fourneaux 42, Paris. CNAM 2; USNM; Paris 1900; Belgian Inv.; Brieux 1; Middleton 4; G.L'E. Turner 24. suggest correction
DELEUIL, L.J. France; England, c.1850, PHIM made air pumps, etc.; son of Jean Adrien Deleuil. 8 rue du Pont-le-Lodi, Paris and 7 Althorpe Street, Grey's Inn Lane, London. G.L'E. Turner 24. suggest correction
DELHEUX, JEAN Belgium?, 1814, MIM Vertical Sundial, pewter, 1814 = LIE. RSW. suggest correction
DELL'ACQUA, CARLO Italy, 1806-75, PHIM Barlow's Globe = Pavia University; Magnetic Sparkler = Pavia University. Milan. G.L'E. Turner 24; Brenni 1. suggest correction
DELLA TORRE, J. Scotland, c.1850, PHIM Wheel Barometers = Carter's Grove, Va., Soth. 2/4/77, Christie-SK 1/22/87. Perth. RSW. suggest correction
DELLA TORRE, T. Scotland, PHIM Barometer = Henry Ford Museum, Dearborn, Mich. may be J. Della Torre. Perth. RSW. suggest correction
DELLEBARRE Holland, OIM microscope maker; may be A. or Louis François Dellebarre. Nachet. suggest correction
DELLEBARRE EN BAYENS GEBROEDERS Holland, c.1800, OIM Microscope = LEY. Delft. Daumas 1. suggest correction
DELLEBARRE EN CANZIUS Holland, fl.1798-1806, OIM Microscopes = LEY(1798), CRI(1806), UTP, LEY, DEU. Delft. Rooseboom 1; Daumas 1; Gunther 2. suggest correction
DELLEBARRE, A. Holland, c.1797, OIM Microscope = BIL; Dellebarre-type Microscope, 1788 = Soth. 4/18/88 = Soth. 10/3/88. Soth. signed on microscope tube; marked on microscope at KEN, made by Onderdewijnwgaart. Leiden. Purtle; RSW. suggest correction
DELLEBARRE, LOUIS FRANCOIS Holland; France, 1726-1805, OIM Microscopes = CNAM(1771), WHI(1785), NAC(1789, 1793), KEN(1793), DEU, OXF, UTR, BIL, LEY, UTP; Compound Microscopes = X, GEM (1788). Louis François Dellebarre; see Dellebarre and Canzius, Dellebarre and Bayens. Leyden (pre-1776); rue Saint-Jacques (after 1776); rue Saint-Germain-l'Auxerrois (1793); both in Paris. Rooseboom 1; Daumas 1; Nachet; Whipple 1; Purtle; KEN; Bryden 9; A.J. Turner 10. suggest correction
DELLEMONT France, pre-1840, see Guillemin and Dellemont. RSW. suggest correction
DELLER, COMP. P. AEMILIANUS Germany, 1786, MIM Quadrant, 1786 = DEU. also marked "Ben. Prist." RSW. suggest correction
DELLING, P. AEMILIANUS Austria, 1699-1746, MIM may be "P.AE.D.P.K." signed on horizontal sundial at KRM. Rabenalt. suggest correction
DELMOTTE, J. Belgium, c.1800, PHIM Money Balance = Koller 11/17/75. Brussels. RSW. suggest correction
DELURE, CLAUDE France, c.1723, MIM son (?) of Jean-Baptiste-Nicolas Delure; apprenticed to him in 1723 in the "Corporation des fondeurs." Paris. Augarde. suggest correction
DELURE, JEAN-BAPTISTE-NICOLAS France, fl. 1695-1736, MIM SIM Butterfield-type Sundials = ADL-DPW3, USNM, P.C., MAD, MAN, ANM, MERC, OPM, LIE, WHI (silver) (2), WRAY, etc.; Universal Ring Dials = MADEX, PEA, NMM, WRAY, MERC; Sectors = VEN, NAC; Graphometers = USNM, D.; Artillery Level = ROU; Analematic Sundial = ADL-DPW3; Drawing Instrument = WHI; Rapporteur = Drouot 11/14/68; Compass = NMM; Sundial = ADL-L3; etc. father-in-law of Jean-Baptiste-Nicolas Bion; master and juror in the "Corporation des fondeurs"; "Ingénieur du Roi";took apprentices; worked for Abbé Nollet. à l'Image Nostre-Dame, Place de Marché Neuf (1700); Quaide l'Horloge (1707); both on Il de la Cité, Paris. Daumas 1; Bryden 16; Michel 1, 3, and 9; Hamilton 2; Nachet; Brieux 1; USNM; Price 12; Chenekal 1; MADEX; Augarde; ADL; RSW. suggest correction
DELUREX France, misreading for Delure. Gilbert 8/27/76. suggest correction
DELVEDEZ France, c.1800, OIM Full Circle with Telescope = D. Clermont. Brieux files. suggest correction
DELVEDEZ AINE France, c.1810, NIM Holland Circle = P.C. Delvedez Aîné. Clermont. Brieux 1; Wheatland 3. suggest correction
DEMAINBRAY, STEPHEN CHARLES TRIBOUDET England; Scotland, 1710-82, designed a microscope; collected instruments for George III. Westminster, London; Edinburgh; Kew, London. Chaldecott 1; Taylor 2(248); Gunther 6; G.L'E. Turner 24. suggest correction
DEMEURIE France, c.1820, NIM Mariner's Compass = D. Brest. Brieux 1. suggest correction
DEMONGENET, FRANCISCUS France; Italyfl.1552-1590, MIM Pairs of Globes, 1552 = Drecker, ROM; Terrestrial Globe with Sundial and watch inside, 1552 = UTC; Gores for both a Celestial and Terrestrial Globe = ADL-A. Vesow; Venice. Stevenson; FOX; Yonge; Karrow 1; ADL; RSW. suggest correction
DENCH, THOMAS England, c.1795, MIM apprenticed to Joseph Rust 2 of the Grocers' Company on March 6, 1788; turned over to Thomas Lorkin, member of the Wheelwrights' Company, on March 16, 1789; free of the Grocers' Company, Oct. 1, 1795. J. Brown 1. suggest correction
DENEGAN, JOHN Italy; USA, c.1785, PHIM made barometers and thermometers; succeeded by Alloysius Ketterer. Race and Fourth Streets, Philadelphia, Pa. Bedini 1 & 8; USNM; Middleton 1. suggest correction
DENEGAN, JOSEPH Italy; USA, c.1785, PHIM made barometers and thermometers; may be same as John Denegan, which see. Philadelphia, Pa. (1785). D.J. Warner 5. suggest correction
DENGG, P. JOSEPHUS Germany, 1752, MIM Analemmatic Sundial, 1752 = NUR-WI 1228. Mondsee. Zinner 1; Evans 1. suggest correction
DENISOR, FEDOR Russia, 1789, MIM Universal Equatorial Sundial, 1789 = MOS-18463. Chenekal 1. suggest correction
DENN, WILLIAM England, c.1695, apprenticed to John Waite of the Grocers' Company on May 6, 1695. J. Brown 1. suggest correction
DENNERT AND PAPE England, c.1850, MIM Instrument? = Soth. 10/4/77. RSW. suggest correction
DENNEWALT, GERHART Germany, 1681, PHIM Gold Balance, 1681 = HAM. Hamburg. RSW. suggest correction
DENNIS England, OIM Telescope, refracting = FRK-T 163. London. Frank. suggest correction
DENNIS, GEORGE England, c.1713, MIM apprenticed to John Bennett 2 of the Clockmakers' Company on Oct. 21, 1713; turned over to Thomas Baldwin. J. Brown 3. suggest correction
DENNIS, J.C. England, c.1845, MIM NIM OIM PHIM Calling card; see John Charles Dennis. Bristol. Chaldecott 3; RGO. suggest correction
DENNIS, JOHN CHARLES England, fl.1825-61, MIM NIM OIM PHIM Marine Barometer = KEN; Artificial Horizon = KEN; Microscope = CRI. T.C.; made sextants with Becher's artificial horizon; the microscope is signed "Dennis 118 Bishopsgate Street, London"; some instruments signed "J.C. Dennis", which see; calling card has "Bristol" as an address. 118 Bishopsgate Street (1839-49); 122 Bishopsgate Street (1850-61); both in London; Bristol. Taylor 2(1534); KEN; Goodison 1; Chaldecott 3 & 4; RGO; Gunther 2; McConnell 4. suggest correction
DENNIS, JOHN WILLIAM England, c.1816, MIM apprenticed to John Holyman of the Grocers' Company, April 4, 1816. J. Brown 1. suggest correction
DENNS, J. 1679, MIM Sundial, circular, 6 annular rings, 1679 = Soth. 3/17/38 = P-B 10/31/52 = Koller 11/17/75. may be Jodocus Deens. RSW. suggest correction
DENORRY France, 1588, professor of mathematics; invented a "Compas Optique", a form of Radio Latino, with optical sight attached to one leg. Paris. Kraus Catalogue. suggest correction
DENT England, PHIM Depliedoscope = UTR; Altimeter and Aneroid Barometer = Christie-Geneva 11/20/79. surely E.J. Dent. 33 and 34 Cockspur Street, London. RSW. suggest correction
DENT, E., AND CO. England, c.1820, NIM Magnetic Compasses = Christie 7/16/68 (2), 10/8/68. 61 Strand and 4 Royal Exchange, London. RSW. suggest correction
DENT, E.I. England, see Edward John Dent. suggest correction
DENT, EDWARD JOHN England, 1790-1853, MIM NIM PHIM Dipleidoscopes = HAY, ADL-W189, P.C., WHI (5), Soth. 11/9/59, Ineichen 5/3/74, etc.; Barometers with Thermometers = Soth. 7/26/65, K. and C. 3/19/75; Compass = Christie 7/28/70. maker of "Big Ben"; named and made "E.I. Dent's Patent Meridian" which he called the dipleidoscope; author; a dipleidoscope shows the moment when the sun crosses the meridian; "Chronometer Maker to the Queen"; also invented a new magnetic compass and a chronograph. 82 Strand and 33 Cockspur Street; 34 Royal Exchange; 61 Strand (post-1851); all in London. Taylor 2(1310); Bryden 16; Brewington 1; Calvert 2; Whipple 1; Namur; Moskowitz; ADL; RSW; G.L'E. Turner 24; J.A. Bennett 2. suggest correction
DENT, J. England, c.1845, PHIM see Edward John Dent. Particular Mechanic and Engineer's Magazine, Vol. IV, ppp. 100-01. suggest correction
DENTON England, invented a level made by W. and S. Jones. Whipple 1. suggest correction
DENTON AND CO. England, 1809, MIM Terrestrial Globe, miniature, case, 1809 = Soth., Wilkinson and Hodge 11/16/22. London. RSW. suggest correction
DENTON, JOSEPH England, PHIM Wheel Barometer = X. Hull. Goodison 1. suggest correction
DENTZEL, JOHANN Germany, 1572-1625, painter; devised a variant type of graphometer in 1616 with his brother, Melchior Dentzel. Ulm. Bedini 3. suggest correction
DENTZEL, MELCHIOR Germany, 1585-1635, MIM SIM Graphometer = Soth. 2/26/62 = USNM. apprenticed to Michael Pauly Schmid, a master goldsmith, in 1599; passed his examination as a goldsmith in accessories in 1611; invented this type of graphometer in 1616 with his brother, Johann Dentzel; original case also includes some drawing instruments; author. Ulm. USNM; Price 2; Bedini 3; RSW. suggest correction
DEPAGNET France, c.1650, OIM Dépagnet; made telescopes. Paris. Nachet. suggest correction
DEPARCIEUX, ANTOINE France, 1703-68, MIM made sundials, instruments and watches; invented a lens-polishing machine; author. Paris. Daumas 1; Nachet; Moskowitz 130. suggest correction
DEPETRIS, I., S.J. France, 1753, MIM Sundial, 1753 = ADL-A100. ADL; RSW. suggest correction
DEPEUILLE France, 1786, PHIM Thermometer on Barometer, 1786 = Drouot 11/19/70. RSW. suggest correction
DEPOUILLY France, fl.1683-92, OIM Microscopes = BIL, KEN (CRI). see Depovilly and J. Pouilly; Coffeen thinks Pouilly and Depouilly are the same maker; Nachet thought it was Depovilly as the "u" is engraved as a "v". Paris. Nachet; Purtle; KEN; A.J. Turner 10; Nachet; Coffeen 46. suggest correction
DEPOVILLY France, see J.Pouilly and Depouilly. Paris. Nachet; Purtle; KEN; A.J. Turner 10; Coffeen 46; RSW. suggest correction
DERBY, EDWARD England, PHIM T.C.; "Successor to the Ingenious Mr. Joseph Hickman." Union Court, facing St. Andrews Church, Holborn, London. Calvert 2. suggest correction
DEREGNI, ANGELO Italy, 18th Century, OIM Telescopes, pasteboard and horn = ADL-M449, P.C., Soth. 10/28/86; Telescope, vellum and paper = D. Engelmann 1; ADL; RSW; Brieux 2. suggest correction
DEREPAS France, c.1850, OIM Achromatic Spyglass = WHI; Reflecting Telescope = Hérmes Museum, Paris; Spyglasses = Soth. 12/13/65, FRK = Soth. 3/25/86. Palais Royal 23 (25), Paris. Dewhirst; Whipple 1; Frank; RSW. suggest correction
DERG, CAREL GUST. Sweden, 1768, MIM Horary Quadrant, 1768 = NOR. Stockholm. RSW. suggest correction
DERHAM, WILLIAM England, 1657-1735, MIM Horary Quadrant, 1678 = OXF; Wall Sundials = St. George's Chapel, Windsor (1723), Lincoln Chapel (1723), St. Laurence Church, Upminster. quadrant signed "W. Durham", early form of his name; owner/maker?; designer of clocks and instruments; author. Upminster. Aked; Chamberlain. suggest correction
DERING, G. 1791, PHIM Lodestone, 1791 = P.C. Wheatland 3. suggest correction
DERNER, I.M. misreading for Dorner. Lagos and Jozsef; Zinner 1; RSW. suggest correction
DEROGY France, OIM made optical instruments. Paris. USNM. suggest correction
DERRIEN ET LEPRIEUR France, NIM Sextants = MYS (3). Derrien et LePrieur. RSW. suggest correction
DERRY, CHARLES England, c.1838, MIM PHIM 6 Leigh Street, Barton Crescent, London. Taylor 2(2115). suggest correction
DERVIE, DE France, pre-1690, OIM mentioned by Bonani in 1690 as an instrument maker. Lyon. Clay and Court. suggest correction
DES BORDES & P.D.J.E. France, c.1780, MIM Surveyor's Square = P.C.(1987). RSW. suggest correction
DESAGNEAUX France, c.1809, invented a rapporteur, made by Marchois. Paris. Daumas 1. suggest correction
DESAGULIERS, JOHN THEOPHILUS England, 1683-1744, MIM made and designed instruments. Westminster; Plough Court, Fetter Lane; both in London. Taylor 1(545); Daumas 1; G.L'E. Turner 24. suggest correction
DESARGUES, GERARD France, 1593-1661, OIM Gérard Desargues; worked on objective lenses; author. Paris. Nachet; Daumas 1. suggest correction
DESCARTES, RENE France, 1596-1650, René Descartes; scientist and philosopher; designed microscopes; first to design scale for barometers; author. Paris. Daumas 1; Nachet; Middleton 1 & 4; DSB. suggest correction
DESCOMBES, MAL(COLM) England, NIM Octant = P.C. RSW. suggest correction
DESCRIVANI Italy, c.1832, designed a planetarium, made by Pierret and at CNAM. Morpurgo 1; CNAM 2. suggest correction
DESCROIZILLES, FRANCOIS ANTOINE HENRI France, 1751-1825, François Antoine Henri Descroizilles; chemist; invented a still for wine analysis, 1810. Rouen. G.L'E. Turner 24. suggest correction
DESCROLIERES, ADRIEN Italy; Belgium; France, fl.1571-80, MIM Astrolabes = VEN (1571)(ICA-503), GRE (1577)(ICA-455), TPD (1579)(ICA-525), SPI-2782 = BM (1580)(ICA-208), TIM (157?) = Christie-SK 4/14/88 = P.C.; Rule, folding with three legs, 1579 = OXF. Adrien Descrolières. Venice; Mantua (1577); Antwerp (1579); Paris (1580). Michel 1 and 3; Price 1 and 3; Ward 4; Gunther 1 and 2; Nachet; Belgian Inv; Italian Inv; Ernst; Maison Française; A.J. Turner 8; RSW. suggest correction
DESHARYS, JEAN France, c.1790, instrument maker? Nachet. suggest correction
DESILVA, WILLIAM England, c.1850, NIM OIM PHIM Telescopes = PMS (3); Octant = USNM; Compass = D.(1965); Sextants = Maritime Museum, Philadelphia, Pa., MYS; Stick Barometer = VNN; Wheel Barometer = Soth.-C 10/9/86. barometer signed "Desilva." 37 Bath Street, Princes Dock and 126 Duke Street; 250 Great Howard Street; 38 Regent Street (1857); all in Liverpool. USNM; Bryden 9; RSW. suggest correction
DESLINCOURT, JEAN FRACTORENSIS France, c.1680, MIM Skaphe, 1680 = CNAM-929. copy of a classic skaphe; Fractorensis may be a town. CNAM 2. suggest correction
DESNOS, LOUIS-CHARLES France, fl.1753-82, MIM SIM Circumferentor = Mariner's Museum, Newport News, Va.; Carte Odagraphique, 1763 = Balzekas Museum, Chicago; Sector = ADL-M89; Folding Square = USNM; Celestial Globes = LNB (1758), P.C. (1770); Butterfield-type Sundials = P. and S. 2/28/1896, FRY; Armillary Spheres = CNAM (1757), (1768), X (1754), DEU (2), Nouveau Drouot 5/20/88; Terrestrial Globe Clock, 1782 = DRE; Terrestrial Globes, 1757, 1772 = CNAM (2). "on trouve chez Desnos toutes sortes D'instruments de Mathématiques"; son-in-law of Nicholas Hardy ? Beauvais (1754); Chez Desnos, ingénieur géographe, rue St. Jacques St Severin à l'enseigne du Globe; rue St. Julien le pauvre, Quartier de la Place Maubert; both in Paris. Michel 3; Engelmann 1; USNM; Nachet; Chenekal 3; Drechsler 2; Globus, Nov. 1954, June 1963; Pastoreau; ADL; RSW. suggest correction
DESNOS, V.T. France?, 1850, MIM Goniometer, 1850 = MOS. designed by Douglas. Novokshanova-Soklovskaja. suggest correction
DESPAGNET see Dépagnet. Nachet. suggest correction
DESROLIS see Mlle. Ginot-Desrois. RSW. suggest correction
DESUOS France, MIM Goniometer = Koller, May 1962. probably Desnos. Paris. RSW. suggest correction
DETOUCHE France, MIM Pliers, engraved, iron = ROU-306; Planetarium = CNAM. Sedan. Michel 3. suggest correction
DETOUCHE ET HOUDIN France, c.1850, MIM in the Great Exhibition, 1851, London. 228 and 230 Rue St. Martin, Paris. G.L'E. Turner 24. suggest correction
DETURE France, cadran solaire de poche fin 18ème Delure, fabriquant Paris Pugsley Sale. Corpechot. suggest correction
DEUCHAR, JOHN Scotland, fl.1815-33, PHIM made chemical apparatus. Lothian Street, Edinburgh. Bryden 3. suggest correction
DEUERLIN, JOACHIM Germany?, fl.1619-33, MIM Horizontal Sundial, 1619 = OXFB; Drawing Compasses, 1633 = DRE (2). one compass has micrometer divided by letters. Zinner 1; Maddison 5; Evans 1; Gunther 2; Drechsler 2; Price 2; RSW. suggest correction
DEUR, JOHANNES Holland, fl.1702-14, MIM Terrestrial Globes, cases = KRA, LEY. engraved maps. Amsterdam. Globus, Dec. 1956; Krogt 1; Edell 1. suggest correction
DEVACHT, FRANCOIS USA, c.1792, MIM François Devacht; made sundials, compasses, etc.; worked with his brother, Joseph. Gallipolis, Ohio. Bedini 1. suggest correction
DEVACHT, JOSEPH USA, c.1792, MIM made sundials, compasses, etc.; worked with his brother, François. Gallipolis, Ohio. Bedini 1. suggest correction
DEVASTON, J. England, 1790, MIM Pantograph, 1790 = P.C. RSW. suggest correction
DEVAULX France, 1583, MIM Astrolabe, geographical, paper, 1583 = Giraudon. Reichen. suggest correction
DEVINPORT, ROBERT variant of Robert Davenport. Bryden 3. suggest correction
DEVOT France, NIM Dry Card Compass = MYS. Le Havre. RSW. suggest correction
DEW, SAMUEL USA, 1822, patented nautical compass, 1822. Romney, Va. USNM. suggest correction
DEWAR, SIR JAMES England, 1842-1923, see Liveing and Dewar. G.L'E. Turner 24. suggest correction
DEWILDE, JOHN England, c.1735, apprenticed to John Patrick 1 in the Joiners' Company on Nov. 6, 1722; free in the Company, Mar. 23, 1735. Crawforth 7. suggest correction
DEWRY England, 1693, zodiac band engraved on Coronelli globe by Dewry. Grimaldi. suggest correction
DEXTER, GEORGE USA, 1846, PHIM 57 State Street, Albany, N.Y. USNM. suggest correction
DEYERLIN England, 1819, see Holtzapffel and Deyerlin. RSW. suggest correction
DEYL see Deijl; also found as Deyle. suggest correction
DHIDERIC, MISER Germany, c.1200, MIM Sundial on pillar of church = Niederurff. "Dhideric Miser Fecit." Niederurff. Zinner 1. suggest correction
DIAKOFF, GEORGE Russia, MIM made a new type of arithmometer. St. Petersburg. USNM. suggest correction
DIAS, JOAO Portugal, fl.1614-38, Joa~o Dias; thought to be the maker who signed mariner's astrolabes as "Y°. Dyas", which see; astrolabes dated 1614, 1619, and 1628; listed as astrolabe maker and examiner of Agostinhode Goes in 1630. Lisbon? A. Stimson 3. suggest correction
DIBBLEY England, fl.1560-70?, MIM also clock maker. Taylor 1(28); Evans 1. suggest correction
DIBOLD, JOH. CHRISTOPH Germany, 1780, MIM Celestial Globe, 1780 = Baden-Baden Neues Schloss-6897. Durlach. Zinner 1. suggest correction
DICAS 1 England, c.1790, PHIM Hygrometer = KEN; Proof Slide Rule, ivory = ADL-161. see John Dicas who patented an accurate hygrometer; the slide rule at the ADL is marked "Dicas Patentee Liverpool." Liverpool. Wheatland 1; KEN; ADL; RSW. suggest correction
DICAS 2 England, c.1800, MIM Slide Rules, ivory = BM, NMM-Gabb Coll., KEN (2). London. Price 3; Ward 4; KEN; RSW. suggest correction
DICAS AND ARSTALL England, c.1807, PHIM Mary Dicas and George Arstall; patent hydrometer makers. 8 North Side Old Dock, Liverpool (1807). Bryden 9. suggest correction
DICAS, ANN England, fl.1797-1822, PHIM Hygrometer = Soth. 10/17/60. made patented hygrometers sold by John Bywater and Co.; Turner thinks she was daughter and successor to John Dicas. 83 Brownlow Hill, Liverpool. Taylor 2(1535); RSW; G.L'E. Turner 24. suggest correction
DICAS, I. England, MIM Compass = Christie-SK 3/31/83. may be related to Ann Dicas; see John Dicas. Liverpool. RSW. suggest correction
DICAS, JOHN England, fl.1774-97, MIM PHIM Hydrometer, No. 986 = HAR. patented Dicas Alcohol Hydrometer, June 1780; succeeded by his daughter, Mary Dicas, in 1797; T.C.; Turner thinks that Ann Dicas was his daughter; see Dicas 1. Navigation Shop, 29 Pool Lane (1790); 27 Pool Lane (1796); both in Liverpool. Bryden 9; Calvert 2; G.L'E. Turner 24; RSW. suggest correction
DICAS, MARY England, fl.1797-1806, MIM PHIM succeeded her father in 1797; made hydrometers. 27 Pool Lane (1800); 7 North Side Old Dock, Strand Street (1803); 7 North End Old Dock (1804-5); all in Liverpool. Bryden 9. suggest correction
DICEY misreading for Dixey. Soth.-S 10/19/89. suggest correction
DICK, ALEXANDER Scotland, fl.1827-74, MIM SIM made surveying chains; surveyor. 101 Bridgegate (1827-32); Buchanan Court, 105 Stockwell (1833-74); both in Glasgow. Bryden 3. suggest correction
DICK, WILLIAM England, c.1723, MIM apprenticed to John Dobson of the Clockmakers' Company, June 3, 1723. J. Brown 3. suggest correction
DICKENS, JOHANNES Holland, c.1740, NIM Reflecting Circle = AMST. Amsterdam. Mörzer Bruyns 1 and 2. suggest correction
DICKENS, JOHN England, c.1648, apprenticed to Walter Hayes of the Grocers' Company on Sept. 12, 1648. J. Brown 1. suggest correction
DICKINSON, EDMUND USA, c.1772, MIM made dip needles. Williamsburg, Va. Bedini 8. suggest correction
DICKINSON, S. England, 1808, NIM Compass Rose, 1808 = X. Schück. suggest correction
DICKMAN, JOHN 1 Scotland, 1794-1855, NIM OIM nautical instrument maker to Queen Victoria, 1845; made clocks, chronometers, telescopes, etc. Kirkgate (1794-96); Bernard Street (1797-1813); 33 Shore (1814-40); all in Leith; 142 George Street (1841-42); 91 Princeses Street (1843); both in Edinburgh; 6 Charlotte Place (1844-48); 4 Charlotte Place (1849-54); both in Leith. Bryden 3; Taylor 2(1829); USNM; Clarke et al. suggest correction
DICKMAN, JOHN 2 England, pre-1830, MIM see John Dickman and Son. Quayside, West Shore, Sunderland. Taylor 2(1829)(1829a). suggest correction
DICKMAN, JOHN, AND SON England, c.1830, MIM John Dickman 2 and his son. Quayside, West Shore, Sunderland. Taylor 2(1829a). suggest correction
DICKSON AND CARGILL Ireland, OIM Student Microscope = P.C. optician. Belfast. RSW. suggest correction
DIDDERICHSEN, JACOB Denmark, MIM Magnetic Compass, box = FRE. cast pewter or tin. Copenhagen. Price 2. suggest correction
DIEBOLDT France, MIM Drawing Instruments = LEY; Instrument = DEU. Strasbourg. RSW. suggest correction
DIEGHEM, FRAN DE Belgium, MIM SIM Circumferentor = D.(1960); Quadrant = VEN. sometimes signed "F.R. van Dieghem." Brussels. Bonelli 4; RSW. suggest correction
DIEM, JAKOB Germany, fl.1586-89, MIM Astronomical Clock = Old Town Hall, Esslingen. Esslingen. Zinner 1. suggest correction
DIEN, CHARLES 1 1740, MIM Terrestrial Globe, 1740 = P.C. Globus, Dec. 1957. suggest correction
DIEN, CHARLES 2 France, 1809-70, MIM Celestial Globes = MOS (1831), VNL (1840), MOS, Peron et Corsy, Melun 6/10/79; Globe = D.; Terrestrial Globe, 1844 = Versailles 4/17/83. "géographe"; see Delamarche et Dien. rue Hauteville N. 13; Rue du Foin St. Jacques au Collège de Mtre. Gervais; both in Paris. Chenakal 3; Globus, June 1962, Dec. 1957; Brieux 3; Tooley; RSW. suggest correction
DIENERT, PAULUS PHIM balance maker; see "P.D." (1); may be Dierert. RSW. suggest correction
DIEPEL, HERMANN Germany, fl.1558-77, MIM Celestial Globes = KAS (1563), DRE. Kassel. Zinner 1. suggest correction
DIETA France, PHIM Barometer = Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Strasbourg. optician. Strasbourg. RSW. suggest correction
DIETHELM, ABBOT Switzerland, 1549, MIM Diptych Sundial, 1549 = St. Gallen. "Abbot Diethelm u St. Gallen, 1549." St. Gallen Abbey. RSW. suggest correction
DIETRICH, HANS Austria, c.1628, MIM see Johann Dietrich 1. Zinner 1. suggest correction
DIETRICH, JOHANN 1 Czechoslovakia, 1611, MIM Bow Compass, 1611 = Polytecnic Institute, Prague. Cenipo. Czech. Inv. suggest correction
DIETRICH, JOHANN 2 Switzerland, fl.1751-55, MIM Basle. Evans 1. suggest correction
DIETRICHSTEIN, VON Germany, 1647, MIM Cube Sundial, 1647 = BM. owner; the dial is also marked "S.L.G.V.D." with the "G" raised slightly above the other initials. Price 3; Ward 4; RSW. suggest correction
DIETSCHI, PANCRATZ Germany, fl.1584-94, MIM made an astronomical clock; "Passerace Troche" is alternative name. Fribourg. Baillie 1. suggest correction
DIETTE France, c.1800, OIM Telescope = Stuker, 1958. Lyon. RSW. suggest correction
DIEU, FRANCISCUS LE Holland, b.1700 fl.1726, MIM also made clocks. Leiden. Rooseboom 1. suggest correction
DIGBY, CHARLES England, fl.1729-67, MIM NIM Backstaff, 1749 = Bowes Museum. apprenticed to Benjamin Macy of the Clockmakers' Company on Oct. 12, 1721; T.C.; took over John Henshaw's shop. The Globe, near Hermitage Stairs, Wapping, London. Taylor 2(465a); J. Brown 3; Weil 2(23); Crawforth 1. suggest correction
DIGEON see Pigeon. CNAM 2. suggest correction
DIGGES, JOHANNES Holland, c.1650, MIM worked with William Corderoy and Caspar Kalthoff. Dordrecht. Rooseboom 1. suggest correction
DIGGES, LEONARD England, 1510-58, devised a theodolite and other instruments; author. Barham, East Kent. Taylor 1(4); Daumas 1; Michel 3; Gunther 6; DSB; DNB. suggest correction
DIGGES, THOMAS England, 1531-95, son of Leonard Digges; designed instruments; author. Daumas 1; DSB; DNB; A.J. Turner 10. suggest correction
DIGUE France, MIM SIM Level = Soth. 6/9/39; Surveying Instrument = P.C. Paris. RSW. suggest correction
DIJK, VAN DEN see Petrus ab Aggere. Michel 3. suggest correction
DIJON France, c.1781, MIM won a prize from the Royal Academy of Sciences, 1781; possibly Pigeon. Daumas 1. suggest correction
DIKAUF, JOHANN Germany?, c.1600, MIM Diptych Sundial, wood = WUR. Zinner 1. suggest correction
DILLER, BALTHASAR Germany1780, MIM Table Sundial, stone, 1780 = STU-8446. Mergentheim. Zinner 1. suggest correction
DILLON England, c.1742, OIM T.C.; optician. in Long Acre, next door to the White Hart, London. Calvert 2. suggest correction
DILLON AND TUTTLE USA, fl.1820-40, PHIM Stick Barometer = D.(1980). T.C.; formerly Kline and Co. 74 Wall Street, New York, N.Y. RSW. suggest correction
DIMMOCK England, PHIM Wheel Barometer = X. Ryde. Goodison 1. suggest correction
DINGLEY, JAMES England, c.1770, apprenticed to Joseph Edwards; ran away May 11, 1770. Birmingham. Bryden 9. suggest correction
DININCKOFF, BERNARD England, 1585, MIM Sundial, stained-glass, 1585 = Gilling Castle, Yorkshire North. Daniels 1. suggest correction
DIONYSODORUS Greece?, c.100 B.C., invented the conical sundial. Amisus. Cousins. suggest correction
DIPHOP Russia, 1775, MIM Sundial, 1775 = GMELV-IM 3035. Chenekal 1. suggest correction
DIRCK, JOHAN Germany, 1653, NIM Compass Rose, 1653 = X. Hamburg. Schück 2. suggest correction
DIRCKXSEN, SYMEN see Symen Dirckxsen Blocker. Mörzer Bruyns 2. suggest correction
DIRICKSEN, DI Germany, 1644, NIM Compass Rose, 1644 = X. Hamburg. Schück 2. suggest correction
DISMORR, J. England, MIM Slide Rule = Soth. 10/28/86. 42 Russell Street, Rotherhithe, London. RSW. suggest correction
DIVINI, EUSTACHIO Italy; France; Italy, 1620-95, OIM Telescopes = ROM (1663), FLO (1664 and 1674), POB (1673), BM; Oculars = FLO (1665 and 1666); Microscopes, 1668 = ROM, BIL; etc. developed a micrometer; tried fitting telescopic sights to surveying instruments in 1664. Bologna; Paris; Rome. Bonelli 1 and 4; Purtle; Michel 3; Dewhirst; USNM; Nachet; Gunther 2; Italian Inv.; Daumas 1; Price 2; A.J. Turner 10. suggest correction
DIVIS, P. 1754, PHIM made a thunder house (Paratonnerre). ? suggest correction
DIVISIOLI, G. AND F. see Giovannes Franciscus Divizioli. Forti. suggest correction
DIVITIOLO, GIOAN. FRANCESCHO see Giovannes Franciscus Divizioli. Brieux 2. suggest correction
DIVIZIOLI, GIOVANNES FRANCISCUS Italy, fl.1593-1612, MIM Armillary Sphere, 1593 = Cabinet de physique du "Lycée d'Etudes Classiques Daniel Manin"; Reduction Compass with Protractor, 1612 = D.(1981). Cremona. Italian Inv.; Brieux 2. suggest correction
DIX, HENRY England, c.1716, apprenticed to Mark Rogers in the Joiners' Company on Aug. 7, 1716. Crawforth 7. suggest correction
DIXEY 1 England, MIM OIM PHIM Wheel Barometer = X; Barometer in clock = Soth. 12/15/83; Telescope, single-draw = Phillips 4/20/83; Telescopes = D. (1976)(2); Stick Barometer = D.(1977). probably Charles Wastell Dixey; the clock is inscribed "Luke Briggs, Wisbeach 144". New Bond Street, London. Goodison 1; RSW. suggest correction
DIXEY 2 England, PHIM Stick Barometer = X. Norwich. Goodison 1. suggest correction
DIXEY 3 England, OIM PHIM Microscope = Phillips 6/15/76; Stick Barometer = Soth.-S 10/19/89. see L. Dixey; Soth.-S marked "from London and Brighton." Brighton; London. RSW. suggest correction
DIXEY 4 see Willson and Dixey. RSW. suggest correction
DIXEY AND SON England, MIM PHIM Stick Barometer = VNN; Proportional Dividers = Christie-SK 7/10/80. surely Charles Wastell Dixey and Son. 552 Oxford Street; Bond Street; both in London. RSW. suggest correction
DIXEY, C.W., AND SON England, c.1845, MIM PHIM Barographs =Christie 6/7/72, Phillips 10/26/83; Aneroid Barometer = D.(1976). Charles Wastell Dixey; later became "C.W. Dixey and Sons"; "Opticians to the Queen." 3 New Bond Street, London. Gatty; RSW. suggest correction
DIXEY, CHARLES WASTELL England, 1798-1880, MIM NIM OIM PHIM Hadley's Quadrant, 1842 = NMM; Telescope = KEN; Barometers = X (4); Wheel Barometer = Buckingham Palace; Barograph = Melun 4/24/83; Microscope = Christie-SK 2/9/84; Stick Barometer and Thermometer = Longleat; Garden Sundial = Harlestone House, Northampton.; Sector, ivory = P.C.; Stick Barometer = Soth. 2/28/80; Spirit Level = Soth. 7/21/87; etc. T.C.; "Optician to the Queen and to H.R.H. Prince Albert"; Taylor thought he was successor to George and Charles Dixey; generally signed "C.W. Dixey." 335 Oxford Street (1821); 78 New Bond Street (1822-23); 3 New Bond Street (1825-60); all in London. Taylor 2(1536)(1537); Calvert 2; KEN; Goodison 1; G.L'E. Turner 24; Earle; RSW. suggest correction
DIXEY, EDWARD England, 1757-1838, OIM PHIM Wheel Barometer = Soth. 12/14/89. apprenticed to George Linnell of the Spectaclemakers' Company in 1771; free of the Company in 1778; succeeded Fraser and Son in 1817; was succeeded by George and Charles Dixey, sons or nephews. 335 Oxford Street (1782); 370 Oxford Street (1808); 335 Oxford Street (1822); all in London. Taylor 2(703); Clay and Court; Court and von Rohr 3(202); RSW. suggest correction
DIXEY, G. England, 19th Century, OIM Telescopes = D.(1987), Gersaint 7/20/96. could be George Dixey 1 or 2; D. signed "Improved day or night." London. RSW. suggest correction
DIXEY, G. AND C. England, fl.1821-38, MIM OIM PHIM Microscope = CRI; Pedometer = Koller Oct. 1970; Beam Compass = WHI; Mathematical Instrument Set = Soth. 6/23/64; Ellipsograph = WHI; Spy Glass, 1821 = D.(1972); Marine Barometer = VNN; Pocket Compass = Christie 12/18/74; Hodometer = Soth., Wilkinson and Hodge 12/5/24 = Soth. 2/6/25; Telescope = KEN; etc. T.C.; George and Charles (Wastell?) Dixey, which see; "Opticians to the King"; twin sons and successors to Edward Dixey; signed as "Late Fraser"; "Mathematical Instrument Makers to the King." 335 Oxford Street (1821); 78 New Bond Street (1822-23); 3 New Bond Street (1825-28); all in London. Goodison 1; Taylor 2(1536, 1537); Whipple 1; Price 12; Gunther 2; KEN; Moskowitz 104; RSW; Crawforth 1. suggest correction
DIXEY, GEORGE 1 England, fl.1810-32, OIM Telescope, 1825 = D. may be connected with Charles and George Dixey 2. 20 Vine Street, Picadilly, London. Taylor 2(1311); Coffeen II. suggest correction
DIXEY, GEORGE 2 England, 1798-1838, MIM OIM PHIM twin brother of Charles Wastell Dixey? father of L. Dixey; optician to the Royal Family; T.C. Bond Street, London. Goodison 1; Taylor 2(1536)(1537); Calvert 2; Crawforth 1. suggest correction
DIXEY, GEORGE AND CHARLES England, fl.1825-38, MIM OIM PHIM Microscope = CRI; Pedometer = Koller Oct. 1970; Beam Compass = WHI; Mathematical Instrument Set = Soth. 6/23/64; Ellipsograph = WHI; Spyglass = Soth. 12/13/65;Telescope = KEN; Thermometer = KEN; Opera Glasses = KEN (2). George Dixey 2 and Charles Wastell Dixey; "Opticians to the King"; successors to Edward Dixey; signed as "Late Fraser"; see G. and C. Dixey. 3 New Bond Street (1825-38); 335 Oxford Street; 78 New Bond Street; all in London. Taylor 2(1536)(1537); Whipple 1; Price 12; Gunther 2; KEN; RSW. suggest correction
DIXEY, L. England, fl.1843-60, OIM PHIM Wheel Barometer and Thermometer with clock = K. and C. 5/6/75. optician; T.C.; son of George Dixey 2; see Dixey 3. Bond Street, London; 62 Kings Road (1843); 21 Kings Road (1860); last two in Brighton. Calvert 2; KEN; RSW; Crawforth 1; RSW. suggest correction
DIXON England, instrument maker. NMM 1. suggest correction
DIXON AND PICKERING PHIM Stick Barometer = Salem Maritime Nat'l Historic Site, Mass. RSW. suggest correction
DIXON, HUGH England, c.1785, OIM patented improvements of optical instruments; made telescopes, microscopes, etc. St. James's, Clerkenwell, London. Taylor 2(827); Dewhirst. suggest correction
DIXON, JOHN England, c.1822, MIM 93 Newman Street, London. O'Mara. suggest correction
DIXON, WILLIAM England, fl.1688-90, MIM member of the Joiners' Company; turned over William Roloson to Joseph Wells in 1690. London. Crawforth 7. suggest correction
DNS Germany, 1562, Ring Sundial, 1562 = ADL-M308. marked "Anno Dns 1562"; "Dns" has a bar over the "ns"; shorthand for "Dominus." Engelmann 1; ADL; RSW. suggest correction
DO France, c.1691, enameler who sold barometers. rue du Harley, Aux Armes de France, Paris. Daumas 1. suggest correction
DO---- England, NIM Compass Card = NMM. Minories, London. RSW. suggest correction
DOBBIE, ALEXANDER Scotland, 1815-87, NIM OIM Sextants = PEA, FRK(2) = RSM(1); Octant = Phillips 5/20/75; Telescopes = MYS, FRK = RSM(2); Chronometer = FRK = RSM. also made watches; T.C.; retailed Chrichton octants. 20 Clyde Place (1844-56); 24 Clyde Place, south side of Quay (1857-72); 24 and 25 Clyde Place (1873-85); all in Glasgow. Brewington 1; Bryden 3; Frank; Clarke et al. RSW. suggest correction
DOBBIE, ALEXANDER, AND SON Scotland, fl.1886-1900+, MIM NIM OIM PHIM Compass Rose = AMST; Stick Barometer = P.C. son was John Clark Dobbie. 24 & 25 Clyde Place (1886-88); 18 & 19 Clyde Place (1889-91); 44 & 45 Clyde Place (1893-95); all in Glasgow. Bryden 3; Mörzer Bruyns 1; Clarke et al; RSW. suggest correction
DOBBIE, JOHN CLARK Scotland, fl.1817-96, MIM NIM OIM PHIM son of Alexander Dobbie; carried on the firm after his father's death in 1887; designed nautical instruments. Glasgow. Clarke et al. suggest correction
DOBBIE, RICHARD England, NIM repaired Bianchetti sextant. RSW. suggest correction
DOBBIE, WILLIAM Scotland, fl.1821-45, PHIM made two barometers in 1845. Falkirk. Goodison 1. suggest correction
DOBERSCHITZ, LAUR. Austria, 1734-99, MIM Lunar Volvelle = KRM-FS32; Sector = KRM. cleric. Kremsmünster. Zinner 1; RSW. suggest correction
DOBINSON England, c.1780, PHIM Angle Barometer = P.-B. 4/28/39. Wolsingham. RSW. suggest correction
DOBLER, EUGENIUS Austria, fl.1746-62, OIM Gregorian Telescope = KRM. Kremsmünster. Zinner 1. suggest correction
DOBLER, J.M. Germany, fl.1690-1730, OIM Telescopes = Gel-TX895, DRE; Binocular Telescopes = DRE (1730), MOS (2). "opticus fecit." Berlin. Chenekal 4; Drechsler 2; RSW. suggest correction
DOBROMIL Germany, 18th Century, MIM Equatorial Sundial = Drecker. RSW. suggest correction
DOBSON 1 USA, c.1798, MIM Philadelphia, Pa. Encyclopedia of Arts and Sciences, Vol. IX, Philadelphia, Pa. 1798. suggest correction
DOBSON 2 England, PHIM Stick Barometer = X. Goodison 1. suggest correction
DOBSON AND BAKER England, NIM Quadrant = P.C. London. USNM. suggest correction
DOBSON, F. misreading for J. Dobson 1. RSW. suggest correction
DOBSON, GLOVER AND CO. England, c.1780, NIM OIM Quadrant, case = D.(1983); Telescope = Portland Museum of Art, Me. telescope marked "Improved Day or Night." 144 Leadenhall Street, London. RSW. suggest correction
DOBSON, J. 1 England, c.1800, PHIM Stick Barometers = X, Soth. 10/22/87. Finsbury Street, Finsbury Square, London. Goodison 1; RSW. suggest correction
DOBSON, J. 2 see John Dobson. suggest correction
DOBSON, JAMES England, 1794, MIM Chart Globe, 1794 = X. based on Halley's observations. Tooley. suggest correction
DOBSON, JOHN 1 England, fl.1714-23, MIM apprenticed to John Henshaw of the Clockmakers' Company on Sept. 15, 1698; free of the Company, Nov. 1, 1714; took apprentices. J. Brown 3. suggest correction
DOBSON, JOHN 2 England, fl.1828-46, MIM OIM PHIM Stick Barometer = X. apprenticed to Thomas Lefever in the Merchant Taylors' Company; made free in the Company. 4 Great Suffolk Street (1828-29); 13 Newington Causeway (1830); 54 Newington Causeway (1836-46); all in London.. Taylor 2(1830); Goodison 1; O'Mara; Crawforth 7. suggest correction
DOBSON, LEONARD England, MIM apprenticed to Thomas Lefever in the Merchant Taylors' Company; free in the Company. Crawforth 7. suggest correction
DOD, DANIEL USA, 1778-1823, MIM SIM Surveyor's Compendium = Fort Laramie Nat'l Monument, Wyoming; Surveying Compass = ADL- son of Lebbeus Dod. Mendham, New Jersey. Smart 1; Bedini 8. suggest correction
DOD, LEBBENS see Lebbeus Dod. Smart 1; USNM. suggest correction
DOD, LEBBEUS USA, 1739-1816, MIM SIM Parallel Rule and Protractor = Guthman Coll.; Drafting Instrument = P.C.; Drawing Instrument Set = P.C. sometimes signed "Lebbus Dod"; surveyor. Mendham, New Jersey. Smart 1; Guthman 1; USNM; Bedini 8. suggest correction
DODASNE, DOMINIQUE Belgium, 1697, OIM Telescope, 1697 = Tomba. Brussels. RSW. suggest correction
DODD Scotland, PHIM Wheel Barometer = X; Stick Barometer = Christie-SK 4/17/86. Andrew Dodd? Glasgow. Goodison 1; RSW. suggest correction
DODD, ANDREW Scotland, fl.1837-47, MIM OIM PHIM 70 Hutcheson Street (1837-38); 36 Glassford Street (1838-47); 88 Glassford Street 1847-48; all in Glasgow. Goodison 1; Bryden 3. suggest correction
DODD, S. USA, 19th Century, MIM SIM Surveyor's Compass = New Haven Colony Historical Society, Conn. USNM. suggest correction
DOERRETY England, 1727, PHIM Barometer, 1727 = D.(1971). London. RSW. suggest correction
Dolberg & Hannay Rostock, Germany Octants see Dolberg, Adolf Rostock suggest correction
Dolberg & Petri Rostock, Germany, c. 1858 Theolodites see Dolberg, Adolf Rostock suggest correction
Dolberg, Adolf Rostock, Germany, 1848-1863 Octants, reflecting circle, chemical balances continued as Dolberg & Petri, Dolberg & Hannay Rostock, Munich, Stralsund, Greenwich Hamel, Juergen, in Beitrag zur Astronomiegeschichte, Band 10 (2010) suggest correction
DOLL, JOHAN GEORG Germany, 1739, MIM Perpetual Calendar, 1739 = OXF. Evans 1; Esdaille. suggest correction
DOLLAND many optical and philosophical instruments signed "Dolland" are to be found; some are surely misreadings but others are deliberately mis-signed to take advantage of the great popularity of the Dollond name and avoid any legal action. RSW. suggest correction
DOLLARD England, PHIM Pocket Barometer = K. and C. 7/9/75. misreading for Dollond? London. RSW. suggest correction
DOLLON England, c. 1780, NIM Sextant = MOS. probably Dollond. London. Novokshanova-Soklovskaja. suggest correction
DOLLOND England, MIM NIM OIM PHIM a great many instruments are signed just "Dollond"; they could have been made by John 1, John 2, Peter or George (Huggins) (1) Dollond and covered a long period of time. London. ADL; RSW. suggest correction
DOLLOND AND SON England, c.1752, MIM OIM Orrery = Morrison Planetarium, San Francisco, Cal.; Telescopes = Soth. 10/17/60, D.(1972)(1977); Microscope = WHI. John Dollond 1 and Peter Dollond. London. Whipple 1; RSW; O'Mara; Wynter 1. suggest correction
DOLLOND, GEORGE (HUGGINS) 1 England, 1774-1856, MIM OIM PHIM Telescope, case = D.(1983); Microscope = Soth. 7/29/69; Instruments = OXF, WHI, NMM; Stick Barometers = City of Gloucester Museum, Erddig Park, Wrexham; etc. born George Huggins 1, son of John Huggins 1; changed name 1805-06; nephew of Peter Dollond; apprenticed to him in the Spectaclemakers' Company, 1788; turned over to Charles Fairbone 1 of the Grocers' Company in 1788; turned over to Charles Fairbone 2 in the Company in 1802; admitted to the Spectaclemakers' Company by redemption in 1807; optician to William IV, Queen Victoria and the Honble. Board of Customs; F.R.S., 1819; author; succeeded Peter Dollond in 1820. see Dollond, George (Huggins) 1 (continued). suggest correction
DOLLOND, GEORGE (HUGGINS) 1 (CONTINUED) 28 New Surrey Street, Blackfriars Road; 59 St. Paul's Churchyard (1804-54); 61 Paternoster Row (1854-56); all in London. Goodison 1; Taylor 2(955), (992a); Calvert 2; Crawforth 1; J. Brown 1 and 2; NMM 2; G.L'E. Turner 24; Court and von Rohr 3(223); Robischon; Clay and Court; RSW. suggest correction
DOLLOND, GEORGE (HUGGINS) 2 England, fl.1827-64, MIM OIM born George Huggins 2; apprenticed to George (Huggins) Dollond 1 (who was probably his father) in the Grocers' Company on Feb. 6, 1817; free of the Company on April 5, 1827; took name of Dollond in 1852 as George (Huggins) Dollond 2; succeeded George (Huggins) Dollond 1 in 1856; took apprentices. London. J. Brown 2; Robischon. suggest correction
DOLLOND, J., AND SON England, c.1752, MIM NIM OIM PHIM Telescopes = Soth. 10/17/60, D.(1973); Microscope = WHI; Octant, wood, with Telescope = P.C.(1978). John Dollond 1 and son, Peter. London. Whipple 1; RSW. suggest correction
DOLLOND, JOHN 1 France; England, 1706-61, MIM NIM OIM PHIM wide range of instruments that may be seen in many museums. French silk weaver; joined his son, Peter, in 1752; first to commercially produce achromatic lenses; F.R.S.; invented the splt objective micrometer; received the Copley medal. Spitalfields (1750-52); Golden Spectacles and Sea Quadrant, Exeter Exchange, Strand (1752); both in London. Taylor 2(164); Michel 3; Price 5; Dewhirst; Brewington 1; Daumas 1; Nachet; Gunther 6; G.L'E. Turner 24; Multhauf 1; Court and von Rohr 3(XX); J.A. Bennett 2; A.J. Turner 10; Robischon; RSW. suggest correction
DOLLOND, JOHN 2 England, 1740-1804, MIM NIM OIM PHIM son of John Dollond 1; younger brother of Peter Dollond; admitted to the Spectaclemakers' Company on March 26, 1767 by redemption ; Master of the Spectaclemakers' Company, 1790 and 1792; partner of Peter Dollond from 1766 on; see Peter and John Dollond. 59 St. Paul's Churchyard (1766); Haymarket (1795); both in London. Daumas 1; Nachet; Clay and Court; J. Brown 1; Bedini 8; Court and von Rohr 3(181); Robischon. suggest correction
DOLLOND, P. AND J. England, fl.1766-1820, MIM OIM PHIM Orreries = P.C., Christie 5/7/63;; Eckardt's Rolling Rules = Soth. 10/17/60, P.C. (1968); Telescopes = OXF (2); etc. Peter and John 2 Dollond; sons of John Dollond 1; "Opticians to His Majesty"; also made barometers. 59 St. Paul's Churchyard (1766); 35 Haymarket (1795); both in London. Taylor 2(469); Evans 1; RSW; Nachet; Daumas 1; Gunther 2; Goodison 1; suggest correction
DOLLOND, PETER England, 1730-1820, MIM OIM PHIM wide range of instruments that may be seen in many museums, including telescopes at RSM (1765), VCW, ARM (Kew mural quadrant and equatorial); barometers = Earl of Bute (1793) and English, Scottish and Australian Bank Ltd., London, etc.; sundial at MOS; compass at NMM; mariner's astrolabe at Gold and Silver Museum, Schoonhoven (NMM-53). oldest son of John Dollond 1; admitted as a foreign Brother to the Spectaclemakers' Company in 1755; took over William Gilbert 2 as an apprentice, July 4, 1769; in business for himself 1750-52 and 1761-66; "Optician to His Majesty and to His Royal Highness the Duke of York", 1763; his father joined him, 1752-61; see Dollond, Peter (continued). suggest correction
DOLLOND, PETER (CONTINUED) nephew, George (Huggins) Dollond 1 was a partner, 1804-20, and succeeded him; T.C.; author; Warden of the Spectaclemakers' Company in 1772; Master of the Company in 1774, 1778 and 1799; took apprentices; John Dollond 2 was partner, 1766-1804. Vine Street, Spitalfields (1750); Golden Spectacles and Sea Quadrant, near Exeter Exchange, Strand (1752-63); at the Sign of the Prisms (1763); 59 St. Paul's Churchyard (1769-1820); 35 Haymarket (1784); all in London; Richmond Hills, Surrey. Goodison 1; Taylor 2(469); Brewington 1; Calvert 2; Nachet; Clay and Court; Chenekal 1; Chaldecott 1; Bryden 9; RSW; Crawforth 1; Purtle; Gunther 6; J. Brown 1; Court and von Rohr 3(155); J.A. Bennett 2; Robischon; A.J. Turner 10; A. Stimson 3. suggest correction
DOLLOND, PETER AND GEORGE England, 1804-20, MIM OIM PHIM T.C. St. Paul's Churchyard, London. Calvert 2; Crawforth 1. suggest correction
DOLLOND, THOMAS England, c.1770, NIM Compass = NMM. name covered by P. Dollond mark. RSW; NMM 2. suggest correction
DOLLOND, WILLIAM England, post-1852, MIM NIM OIM Sextant = Soth. 2/25/86-123. instrument signed "Dollond London"; T.C.; "Mathematical and Optical Instrument Maker to Her Majesty"; perhaps son (or son-in-law, having changed his name) of George (Huggins) Dollond 1. 59 St.Paul's Churchyard, London. Moskowitz 2; RSW. suggest correction
DOLLORD England, PHIM Wheel Barometer = K. and C. 3/19/75. misprinting for Dollond. London. RSW. suggest correction
DOLON England, c.1780, OIM Telescope = ADL-M436. signed "Dolon à Londres"; probably a contemporary forgery. London. Engelmann 1; ADL; RSW. suggest correction
DOLOND England, OIM Telescope = Maria Mitchell Science Library, Nantucket, Mass. imitator of Dollond; "Day or Night." Daumas 1; RSW. suggest correction
DOMBEY AND SON England, 19th Century, NIM Octant, ebony and ivory = WHI. could be retailers; arm marked "W. and T. Gilbert, London." London. Fitzgerald; Gunther 3; RSW. suggest correction
DOMENECUS, M. Holland, 1770, MIM Napier's Bones, 1770 = P.C. sometimes spelled "Dominicus." Amsterdam. Wynter and Turner; RSW. suggest correction
DOMET DU MONT France, fl.1801-23, OIM amateur maker of achromatic lenses. Nachet. suggest correction
DOMINUIS, C.D. Holland, 18th Century, PHIM Barometer = Christie April, 1978. oak. The Hague. Mörzer Bruyns 2 suggest correction
DONALDSON AND SONS Scotland, c.1829, MIM Pair of Globes, 1829 = Phillips 11/16/88. published by Donaldson and Sons; engraved by W. and A.K. Johnston. South Niddry Street, Edinburgh. RSW. suggest correction
DONALDSON, ALEXANDER Scotland, fl.1799-1830, MIM toolmaker; made globes. Cowgate (1799); South Niddry Street (1818-30); both in Edinburgh. Bryden 3. suggest correction
DONALDSON, ALEXANDER, AND SON Scotland, fl.1831-55, MIM Alexander and his son John; globe makers and toolmakers. South Niddry Street, Edinburgh. Bryden 3. suggest correction
DONALDSON, JOHN Scotland, c.1850, MIM son of Alexander Donaldson. South Niddry Street, Edinburgh. Bryden 3. suggest correction
DONAUER see Donaverus. Zinner 1. suggest correction
DONAVERUS painter Hans Danauer; on stone calendar by Andreas Pleninger. Zinner 1. suggest correction
DONCKER, HENDRIK Holland, 1626-99, MIM NIM Cross-staff, 1698 = D.(1986). also made protractors; hydrographer. in de Nieuwbrugh Street, in't Stuurmans gereetschap, Amsterdam (1651-99). Rooseboom 1; Tooley; Wynter 1; Mörzer Bruyns 2. suggest correction
DONDI, GIOVANNI DI Italy, 1318-80, MIM made the astrarium (astronomical clock); author; several models of the astrarium have been made, examples are at KEN, TIM, USNM, etc. Padua. Maddison and Bedini; Morpurgo 1 and 2; Baillie 1. suggest correction
DONEGAN variant spelling for "Denegan". Bedini 1. suggest correction
DONEGAN AND CO. England, PHIM Stick Barometer = X. 94 Holborn Hill, London. Goodison 1. suggest correction
DONEGAN CO. England, PHIM Wheel Barometer = Soth.-PB pre-1980. London. RSW. suggest correction
DONEGAN, F. England, c.1775, PHIM Wheel Barometer = Soth. 12/15/72. Leicester. RSW. suggest correction
DONEGAN, J. England, PHIM Wheel Barometer = X. may be Joseph Donegan. Goodison 1. suggest correction
DONEGAN, JOSEPH England, fl.1830-35, PHIM Wheel Barometer = X. Lad Lane, Newcastle-under-Lyme. Taylor 2(1831); Goodison 1. suggest correction
DONEGAN, L., AND CO. England, PHIM Stick Barometer = X. 3 Long Lane, London. Goodison 1. suggest correction
DONEGAN, PETER England, c.1805, PHIM probably seller of barometers. 7 Union Court, Holborn, Lomdon. Goodison 1. suggest correction
DONEGAN, PETER, AND CO. England, c.1805?, PHIM Wheel Barometer = X; Stick Barometer = X(2); Barometers = X. one stick barometer is signed "Peter Donegan and Co."; others signed "P. Donegan and Co."; may be dealer only. London. Goodison 1. suggest correction
DONEGANI England, PHIM Stick Barometer = X. Goodison 1. suggest correction
DONEGANI, J. England, PHIM Wheel Barometer = X. perhaps Joseph Donegan. Newcastle-under-Lyme. Goodison 1. suggest correction
DONEGANI, SANTINO Italy, 18th Century, PHIM Barometer = FLO. Bonelli 1. suggest correction
DONEGANY, JOSEPH Italy; USA, c.1785, PHIM made barometers and thermometers. Philadelphia, Pa.; 54 Smith Street, New York, N.Y. Bedini 1 & 8. suggest correction
DONEVAN, P. England, PHIM Wheel Barometer = X. Donegan? London. Goodison 1. suggest correction
DONI, CARLO Italy, pre-1761, MIM SIM Graphometer = FLO-619. Bonelli 1; Italian Inv. suggest correction
DONKIN, B. England, 1768-1855, MIM Slide Rule = KEN; Rule = KEN. London. KEN. suggest correction
DONN, BENJAMIN England, 1729-98, MIM NIM Gunter's Scales = Pannett Park Museum, Whitby, D.(1995). designed an improved Gunter's scale pre-1764 and wrote booklet about it; scales signed "Navigation Scale improved by B. Donn." Bideford (until 1766); The Library House, King Street, Bristol; The Academy, Kingston (1774). Taylor 2(470); Bryden 9; Moskowitz 103; Coffeen 51; RSW. suggest correction
DONNAGE France, c.1810, PHIM Barometer, stick = D.(1996). Paris. AH Vol. 23. suggest correction
DONNIGAN AND CO. England, c.1850, PHIM Wheel Barometer = Soth.-Chester 2/2/84. RSW. suggest correction
DONOSTADIUS see Simon Tunsted. Michel 3. suggest correction
DOOLITTLE, ENOS USA, 1751-1806, MIM NIM SIM Circumferentor = P.C. made surveying and mariner's compasses; nephew of Isaac Doolittle 1. Chapel Street, Hartford, Conn. Bedini 1; Smart 1. suggest correction
DOOLITTLE, ISAAC 1 USA, 1721-1800, MIM SIM made surveying instruments, etc; Bedini lists some of the family as clockmakers. New Haven, Conn. Bedini 1, 8 & 17; Smart 1. suggest correction
DOOLITTLE, ISAAC 2 USA, 1759-1821, MIM NIM SIM Surveyor's Compass = Vermont Historical Society. 46 North Haven, New Haven, Conn. Bedini 1; Smart 1. suggest correction
DOOLITTLE, JAMES USA, fl.1802-39, MIM SIM Surveyor's Compass = Chester Count Historical Society. son of Enos Doolittle. Hartford, Conn. Smart 1. suggest correction
DOPPELMAYR AND PUSCHNER Germany, 1730, MIM Celestial Globe, 1730 = DRE. Nürnberg. RSW. suggest correction
DOPPELMAYR, JOHAN GABRIEL Germany, 1671-1750, MIM Celestial Globes = WOL (1718), Würzburg University (1720), PRA (2)(1728), DRE (1736), DEU, NMM (2), Innsbruck Stift, Wilton, KRO; Terrestrial Globes = NMM, DRE (1730, 1736), Soth. 3/10/87 (1728); Terrestrial and Celestial Globe Gores, 1728 = Drouot 12/19/66; Pair of Globes = D.(1989); etc. "Mathem. Prof. Publ. Norib. exhibentur, concinnatus a Joh. Georg Puschnero Chalcographo Norib."; published a celestial atlas; translated Bion's book on instruments into German in 1717; had Georg Friedrich Brander as a pupil. Nürnberg. Zinner 1; Horsky and Skopova; Stevenson; Drechsler 2; Globus Nov. 1954 and June 1962; NMM 2; A.J. Turner 10; Antiwue Collector May, 1989; RSW. suggest correction
DORAL, D. ANTONIO Spain, c.1850, NIM Sighting Circle = MAN-I82. Garcia Franco 2. suggest correction
DORING, HANS Poland, 1463-1470, MIM Astronomical Clock = Marien Church, Danzig. Danzig. Zinner 1. suggest correction
DORMER, ROBERT see Dorner. Michel 3. suggest correction
DORN, HANS Austria, c.1430-1509, MIM Astrolabes = BM (1491) (ICA-250), FLO (1483), KRA (1486) (ICA-642); Diptych Sundials = STU (1476), ADL-M288 (1476), OXF (1481), HAK; Celestial Globe, 1480 = KRA; Torquetum, 1486 = KRA. Dominican friar; studied with Peurbach in Vienna; BM astro- labe has nocturnal, compass on the back, it is the only signed instrument; the others are identified because of the delicate, intricate strap-work decoration; BM & FLO astro- labes were divided by transversal lines; KRA instruments were left to the University by Martin Bylica, an alumnus. Vienna. Zinner 1; Amiesenowa; Przypkowski 2; Price 1 and 3; Ward 4; Maddison 1; Gunther 1; Michel 3; Engelmann 1; Fox 1 and 2; A.J. Turner 10; ADL; RSW. suggest correction
DORNER, I.M. Germany, MIM Horizontal Sundial = BUD; Floating Sundial = Drouot 4/7/87. Zinner 1; Lajos and Jozsef; RSW. suggest correction
DORNER, P. AEGIDIUS Austria, 1652-1727, MIM may be "P.AE.D.P.K." signed on horizontal sundial at KRM. Rabenalt. suggest correction
DORNER, ROBERT England; Italy, 1715, MIM Sundial, slate, 1715 = FLO. Florence. Bonelli 1; Michel 3. suggest correction
DORNSTRAUCH, ADAMAS Germany?, 1677, MIM Mining Compass and Sundial, 1677 = P.C. (1677). it is also marked "M.F. 1677." RSW. suggest correction
DORRINGTON England, PHIM Wheel Barometer = X. Truro. Goodison 1. suggest correction
DORSEY, PHILIP USA, fl.1793-1802, MIM NIM OIM Sign of Hadley's Quadrant and Compass-Card, corner of Queen and Thames Streets (1793); Fell's Point, 20 Queen Street; both in Baltimore, Md. Smart 1; USNM; Bedini 8; D.J. Warner 10. suggest correction
DORSMAN, SALING Holland, 1750-1825, NIM Compass = AMST. Hoorn. Mörzer Bruyns 1 & 2. suggest correction
DOTTI, G. 1 England, PHIM Wheel Barometer = X. Bath. Goodison 1. suggest correction
DOTTI, G. 2 England, c.1820, PHIM Wheel Barometer = Soth.-Pulborough 3/1/83. Carlisle. RSW. suggest correction
DOTY AND BERGEN USA, c.1840, MIM Perpetual Calendar, volvelles = X. engraved calendar devised by L.H. Corson. 120 William Street, New York, N.Y. RSW. suggest correction
DOU, JAN PIETERSZ. Holland, fl.1612-20, invented the Holland circle in 1612. Amsterdam. Bryden 9; Zinner 1; Daumas 1. suggest correction
DOUBLET England, OIM Telescope, tripod = Peron et Corsy, Melun 6/10/79. see T. and H. Doublet. London. RSW. suggest correction
DOUBLET, HANNAH England, c.1830, MIM NIM PHIM 14 Shepperton Place, New North Street, London. Taylor 2(1833). suggest correction
DOUBLET, T. AND H. England, c.1830, MIM NIM OIM Transit Theodolite = Phillips 11/16/88; Telescope = Phillips 2/14/79; Microscope = Phillips 2/14/79; Pair of long Rules in cane = Soth.-B. 9/26/73; Magnetic Compass = Christie 12/16/69; Rule, ivory = D.; Rule = P.C.; Sextant = Bearnes 1/24/90. Thomas and Henry or Thomas and Hannah Doublet; sextant marked "for W. and E. Seagrove Portsea." 6 Moorgate Street, Bank; 48 City Road; Finsbury Square; all in London. RSW. suggest correction
DOUBLETT, HENRY England, MIM may be the H. Doublett in T. and H. Doublett. London. Gilliland. suggest correction
DOUBLETT, THOMAS England, c.1830, MIM see T. and H. Doublett. London. Gilliland. suggest correction
DOUBLOTT, HANNAH see Hannah Doublet. Gilliland. suggest correction
DOUGALL, J. Scotland, c.1778, MIM Kirkaldy. Evans 1; Bryden 3. suggest correction
DOUGHTY England, PHIM Thermometer = TIM. on ivory base. 431 West Strand, London. RSW. suggest correction
DOUGLAS, HOWARD England, c.1811, Sir Howard Douglas; patented a protractor for plane table use in 1811. Novokshanova-Soklovskaja; J.A. Bennett 2. suggest correction
DOUGLAS, J. England, 1724, designed a surveying instrument called "The Infallible", in 1724. Gunther 2. suggest correction
DOUGLAS, JAMES Scotland, fl.1788-93, OIM grandson and successor to Thomas Short. Calton Hill Observatory, Edinburg. Bryden 3. suggest correction
DOULLON imitator of Dollond. Daumas 1. suggest correction
DOULLY, JACQUES-ANTOINE CARLIER 1755, MIM Horizontal Sundial, slate, 1755 = X. Namur. suggest correction
DOVER, A.W. England, fl.1890-1918, NIM Dip Needle Compass = Gilbert 8/27/76; Inclinometers = USNM (5). son of John Dover; T.C. Westwich Road, Charlton, Kent. Multhauf and Good; McConnell 3; RSW. suggest correction
DOVER, JOHN England, 1824-81, NIM PHIM Inclinometer = USNM; Magnetometer = USNM; Dip Needle = Royal Greenwich Observatory, Cambridge. father of A.W. Dover; apprenticed to Thomas Charles Robinson; balance maker; exhibited a balance at the Great Exhibition of 1851, in London. 14 Little Street, London; Charlton, Kent. Multhauf and Good; Bryden 8; G.L'E. Turner 24; RSW. suggest correction
DOVIKH, FEDOR see Fedor Dowich. Chenakal 1. suggest correction
DOWICH, FEDOR Russia, fl.1788-95, MIM SIM Sundials = MOS (1795), MOS (2); Circumferentor, 1788 = MOS. Tula. Chenakal 1; Novokshanova-Soklovskaja. suggest correction
DOWLER, D.T. England, NIM Sextant = D. RSW. suggest correction
DOWLING England, c.1826, MIM tried to punch graduations and numerals on rules in one operation; probably William Dowling; which see. Delehar 9. suggest correction
DOWLING, MICHAEL USA, 1790-1853, MIM SIM Surveyor's Compass = P.C. 158 Market Street, Newark, New Jersey. Smart 1. suggest correction
DOWLING, ROBERT Ireland, fl.1830-33, OIM optician. 21 Lower Sackville Street (1830-31); 8 George's Quay (1832-33); both in Dublin. Bryden 9; Morrison-Low and Burnett. suggest correction
DOWLING, WILLIAM England, fl.1822-29, MIM OIM PHIM Sundial = Soth. 12/8/69; Spyglass = D.(1968). T.C.; "working optician." Serle's Passage, West Gate, Lincoln"s Inn, London. Taylor 2(1538); Calvert 2; Clay and Court; Crawforth 1. suggest correction
DOWNIE, J. Germany, c.1780, NIM Octant = FRK. Hamburg. Frank. suggest correction
DOWNIE, THOMAS Germany, c.1827, NIM OIM PHIM Telescope = HAM; Marine Compass = HAM; Thermometer = MYS; Barometer = MYS. telescope marked `Day or Night'; T.C. in box of ADL-A168. No. 9 (or 19) Stebbinhur (or Stubbenhuk); Stuchvenhuk No. 9; both in Hamburg. ADL; RSW. suggest correction
DOWNING England, see Kull and Downing. RSW. suggest correction
DOWNING, SAMUEL England, c.1829, MIM rule maker; devised punch to mark gradations and numbers. Delehar 2. suggest correction
DOYLE, WILLIAM England, 1815, MIM Stained-glass Sundial, 1815 = Blackheath, London. Daniels 1. suggest correction
DRAGSTEDT, GUSTAF Sweden?, c.1775, MIM Pipping 1. suggest correction
DRAKE, O.P. USA, fl.1846-55, MIM NIM PHIM Boston, Mass. USNM. suggest correction
DRAKEFORD, DAVID England, c.1716, OIM apprenticed to George Bass in the Spectaclemakers' Company; free of the Company, 1716; worked with George Bass. Fleet Ditch, London. Robischon. suggest correction
DRANCHIJ, FILIPPO AND DE HAVERI Italy, PHIM Pneumatic Machine = FLO-831. see Bianchi. Bonelli 1. suggest correction
DRAPER AND KNOX USA, fl.1837-38, MIM SIM Edmund or George (his brother) Draper and Joseph Knox. 60 Dock Street, Philadelphia, Pa. Smart 1; Miller. suggest correction
DRAPER, E.A. USA, see Edmund Draper. Miller. suggest correction
DRAPER, EDMUND USA, 1805-82, MIM OIM SIM Surveyor's Compasses = Talbot County Historical Society, Md., P.C., USNM, William Penn Memorial Museum, Ohio Historical Society, Transit = P.C. first was partner with Benjamin Stancliffe as Stancliffe and Draper, 1830-33; worked alone 1833-38; thn he took Joseph Knox as a partner, see Draper and Knox; the Gurley Co. has repaired over thirty of his instruments; made his own dividing engine; T.C.; some of his small compasses were signed "E.A. Draper." 80 South Third Street (1833-37); 25 Pear Street, near Third below Walnut Street (1839-50); 22 Pear Street (1850-82); all in Philadelphia, Pa. Smart 1; USNM; Bedini 8; Miller; RSW. suggest correction
DRAPER, EDWARD USA, fl.1838-53, MIM NIM OIM PHIM SIM possibly Edmund Draper. 25 Pear Street, Philadelphia, Pa. USNM. suggest correction
DRAPER, GEORGE USA, c.1844, MIM brother of Edmund Draper who refused to recommend him for a job with the Coast Survey in 1844; may have been the Draper in Draper and Knox, 1837. 60 Dock, Philadelphia, PA. Miller. suggest correction
DRAPER, MURRAY AND FAIRMAN USA, pre-1827, MIM Gideon Fairman. Philadelphia, Pa. Bedini 1. suggest correction
DRAYCOTT, RICHARD England, c.1727, MIM apprenticed to John Gilbert 1 of the Grocers' Company on Sept. 1, 1727. J. Brown 1. suggest correction
DREBBEL, CORNELIUS JACOBSZ Holland; England, 1572-1633, MIM OIM Globe, 1621 = James I of England; Microscope, 1619 = X. scholar who made a wide range of original instruments; invented baroscope; author; came to England in 1604-05 and was instrument maker to James I; made planetarium, etc; "Cor Drebel 1579" marked on diptych sundial, ADL-W236. Alkmaar; Eltham, Ipswich. Taylor 1(90); Rooseboom 1; Nachet; Zinner 1; Daumas 1; Dawson 207; Tooley; Michel 22; A.J. Turner 10; ADL; RSW. suggest correction
DRECHSEL, CHRISTOPH Germany, 1611, MIM Equatorial Sundial, 1611 = DRE. surely Christoph Trechsler. Dresden. Lübke. suggest correction
DRECHSLER Germany, c.1850, MIM Celestial Globe = DRE. date on label wrong for Trechsler. Dresden. RSW. suggest correction
DRECHSLER, E. Austria, PHIM Stick Barometer = D.(1975). Vienna. RSW. suggest correction
DRECHSLER, GEORG Germany, fl.1775-82, MIM Analemmatic Sundial, case = PMM; Bloud-type Sundial = PMM. installed Herschel telescopes at Lilienthal, 1782. Hannover. Zinner 1; Daumas 1. suggest correction
DREEVEN, J.J. VAN Holland, OIM Microscope, base only = UTR. Nijmegen. Van Cittert 3. suggest correction
DRESCHER, LOUIS USA, c.1850, MIM NIM PHIM New York. USNM. suggest correction
DRESSLER Czechoslovakia, c.1841, PHIM Barometrograph = KEN. the barometrograph was designed in 1841 by Karl Kreil of Prague and used at the Kew Observatory in 1845. Prague. KEN; Middleton 1. suggest correction
DREUX, S.T. France, c.1585, see Thibault. Higgens 3. suggest correction
DREW, HENRY Scotland, fl.1730-38, MIM clockmaker. Glasgow. Bryden 3. suggest correction
DRIELENBURG, JACOB Holland, 1656, PHIM Coin Balance, box, 1656 = Soth. 4/18/88. many weights stamped "I.D." (2). Amsterdam. RSW. suggest correction
DRIESSENS, P. France, 1828, MIM Tellurian, 1828 = Yale U., New Haven, Conn. Paris? Yonge. suggest correction
DRING AND FAGE England, fl.1790-1940, MIM NIM PHIM wide range of instruments that may be seen in many museums, including PEA, WHI, NMM, KEN, RSM, etc. T.C.; John Dring and William Fage; used fouled anchor with D and F on either side as mark on ivory scales; "Hygrometer Makers to His Majesty's Honourable Board of Excise." 6 Tooley Street, London Bridge, Borough, Southwark (1792-96); 248 Tooley Street, Southwark (1796-1804); 20 Tooley Street, Southwark (1804-44); 19-20 Tooley Street, Southwark (1846-60); 145 The Strand (1883-1902); 56 Stamford Street, S.E. (1903-38); all in London. Goodison 1; Taylor 2(958); Calvert 2; Brewington 1; Dewhirst; Clay and Court; Price 12; Whipple 1; NMM 2; Brieux 3; KEN; Crawforth 1; RSW; Moskowitz 103; Coffeen 58; Clifton 1. suggest correction
DRING AND FAGE AND CO. England, c. 1850, PHIM Edward Hall and Edward Jenkin; appointed Hydrometer and Saccharometer Makers to the Board of Inland Revenue, 1850. 19 and 20 Tooley Street, London Bridge, Londn. McConnell 4. suggest correction
DRING, JOHN England, fl.1784-90, MIM freed by Patrimony, 1780, possibly in the Feltmakers' Company; worked with William Fage, 1790 on, as Dring and Fage, which see; produced ivory scales for octants, etc.; signed "I.D." (2), which see. 4 Albion Place, Walworth (1784-90); Gracechurch Street; both in London. Mörzer Bruyns 1; Moskowitz 122; Coffeen 15; Clifton 1; RSW. suggest correction
DRING, THOMAS England; USA; England, fl.1786-98, MIM NIM PHIM Barometer, 1796 = Chester County Historical Society, Pa. optician; clockmaker. West Chester, Pa. (1786-98). Bedini 1 & 8. suggest correction
DRIVER England, PHIM balance maker; apprenticed to Mr. Vandome; see Bastick and Driver. Calvert 2. suggest correction
DROOGTE, GROOTE Holland, c.1830, PHIM Stick Barometer = Soth. 12/17/87. Amsterdam. RSW. suggest correction
DROSCHEL see Troschel; another variant is Droschell. Gouk 1. suggest correction
DRUNCKER, H. Germany?, 1611, MIM Diptych Sundial, oval, ivory, 1611 = P.C. RSW. suggest correction
DRURY, JAMES England, c.1714, member of the Clockmakers' Company; James Rowley (MIM) was turned over to him by Thomas Woods in 1714. London. J. Brown 3. suggest correction
DRURY, JEREMIAH England, c.1616, MIM he and John Harper worked with William Pratt to obtain a patent for Pratt's 'Arithmeticall Jewell', in 1616. A.J. Turner 10. suggest correction
DRURY, STEPHEN USA, fl.1788-1809, MIM also made clocks; took David Moritz as an apprentice, c.1802. Huntingdon County, Pa. James W. Gibbs. suggest correction
DRURY, WILLIAM 1 England, c.1761, MIM apprenticed to John Urings 2 in the Joiners' Company on Aug. 18, 1761; might be William Drury 2, which see. Crawforth 7. suggest correction
DRURY, WILLIAM 2 England, fl.1769-74, MIM may be the same as William Drury 1, which see. Dale Street (1769); North Side Old Dock (1772); both in Liverpool. Bryden 9; Crawforth 7. suggest correction
DRYANDER, JOHANNES Germany, c.1500-60, expert instrument designer; "Cylindri usus et canones", 1543, is first known description of a portable cylinder sundial; Johann Eichmann, M.D. RSW. suggest correction
DRYDEN, JOHN England, Water Clock = X; Garden Sundial, 1677 = D.(1996). water clock is modern work; sundial looks like Pearson Page work, has long motto. Coventry. MAD, April, 1996; RSW. suggest correction
DRYER, C. USA, c.1850, PHIM made thermometers and clocks. Louisville, Ky. USNM. suggest correction
DU BOIS, A. Belgium, NIM T.C. in sextant box, OMM. Antwerp. RSW. suggest correction
DU BUC see Buc, du. suggest correction
DU PONT France, 1580, MIM Horizontal Sundial inside watch lid = P.C.; Sundial in watch = Bernal Sale. Baillie thought about 1650. Castres. Benson; Baillie 1. suggest correction
DUBARY France, c.1810, MIM PHIM SIM Wheel Barometer = Soth. 7/21/83; Graphometer = P.C. barometer signed "Dubarry Selon Toricelli". Dijon. Brieux 2; RSW. suggest correction
DUBAS France, c.1850, NIM Octant, night = NMM-S.84; Octant = PMM; Sextant = D.(1985). "breveté." Nantes. Coffeen 11; RSW. suggest correction
DUBINI 1 England, PHIM Wheel Barometer = X. 8 North Place, Brunswick Place (London). Goodison 1. suggest correction
DUBINI 2 England, PHIM Wheel Barometer = X. 25 Little College Street, West Camdentown (London). Goodison 1. suggest correction
DUBINI, L. England, c.1815, PHIM Wheel Barometer = Soth. 12/17/87. Cross Street, Hatton Garden, London. RSW. suggest correction
DUBINI, PETER England, fl.1832-60, PHIM Wheel Barometer = X. also spelled Duhum and Dulbini (?). 11 Beauchamp Street (1832-33); 12 Beauchamp Street (1836); both in Leather Lane; 47 Red Lion Street (1853-60); all in London. Goodison 1. suggest correction
DUBOIA France, MIM Butterfield-type Sundial = OXF. possibly owner, engraving is different; may be misreading for Dubois. Paris. RSW; Soth. 2/28/80. suggest correction
DUBOIN France, 18th Century, see Dubois. Paris. Nachet. suggest correction
DUBOIS France, fl.1771-74, MIM OIM PHIM SIM wide range of instruments that may be seen in many museums, including ADL, ROM, FLO, COR, NMM, etc. Aux Génies, Paris. Daumas 1; Michel 3; Bonelli 1 and 4; Nachet; Italian Inv.; Frank; Wynter 1; Courtanvaux; A.J. Turner 10; ADL; RSW. suggest correction
DUBOIS, FREDERIC WILLIAM Switzerland, 1811-69, MIM Frédéric William Dubois; made several astronomical clocks. Le Locle. Baillie 1. suggest correction
DUBOIS, HENNON France, c.1800, invented a type of surveying instrument for triangulation; it was made by Charles Mercklein. Libert et Castor 4/28/82; RSW. suggest correction
DUBOSCQ, JULES France, 1817-86, MIM NIM OIM PHIM Heliostats = WHI, Versailles 11/20/83, USNM; Microscopes = AMH, UTR, Versailles 11/20/83; Prism = La Rochelle 7/16/83; Goniometer = Soth. 3/10/87; Polariscope = USNM; etc. "ingénieur, gendre et successeur de Soleil, opticien du Roy", 1849; "Appareil Breveté S.G.D.G."; also pupil and son-in-law of Soleil; traded as Duboscq- Soleil, which see; T.C.; took Ph. Pellin as a partner in 1883, until 1886 when Pellin took over. 21, rue de l'Odéon au fond de la Cour, Paris (1849-83). USNM; Calvert 2; Bonelli 1; Brieux 3; Fitzgerald; Paris 1900; Belgian Inv.; Van Cittert 3; G.L'E. Turner 24; Warner 13; RSW. suggest correction
DUBOSCQ, L.J. France, c.1850, OIM perhaps related to Jules Duboscq. 21 Rue de l'Odéon, Paris. USNM. suggest correction
DUBOSCQ, TH. AND A. France, c.1883, PHIM J.W. Queen announced they were sole agents for the above; may have been disgruntled sons of Jules Duboscq. Paris. Warner 13. suggest correction
DUBOSCQ-SOLEIL, J. France, 1851-75, PHIM Solar Polariscope and Fresnel Press = Brown U., Providence, RI.; Saccharimeter = College of Charlston, SC; Fresnel Press = U. of Virginia; Cyanopolarimeter = Columbia College (University); etc. "J. Duboscq-Soleil Brete S.G.D.G." Paris. Warner 13. suggest correction
DUBOSE France, MIM SIM Graphometer = P.C. RSW. suggest correction
DUBOSQ, G. France, c.1831, PHIM Polaiscope = FRK-M328. polariscope; possibly J. Dubosq. Paris. Frank; G.L'E. Turner 24. suggest correction
DUBOSQ, PROSPER EDMOND France, MIM SIM Surveying Square = P.C. RSW. suggest correction
DUBOSQ-SOLEIL, J. France, c.1850, OIM Microscopes = UTR, STM. surely Jules Duboscq. 35 Rue de l'Odéon, Paris. Van Cittert 3; G.L'E. Turner 24; RSW. suggest correction
DUBY, C. France, 1724, MIM Horizontal Sundial, round, lead, 1724 = Schuhmann Sale. Estavage. RSW. suggest correction
DUCHAFFAT, A. see Chaffat, a. du. RSW. suggest correction
DUCHASSAR, A. see Chaffat, a. du. RSW. suggest correction
DUCHEMIN, EMILE France, 19th Century, NIM Compass Rose = AMST. Paris. Mörzer Bruyns. suggest correction
DUCHER alternative spelling is Tucher. suggest correction
DUCHER, CHRISTOPH Germany, 1582-1632, MIM member of the compass makers' guild; became a pedlar. Nürnberg. Gouk 1. suggest correction
DUCHER, H. Germany, MIM Polyhedral Sundial, octagonal, compass on top = DRE. RSW. suggest correction
DUCHER, HANNS Germany, fl.1600-09, MIM Sundial in watch case, 1600 = ADL-M287; Mining Compass, 1609 = ADL-M173. ADL-M173 is signed "hanns ducher faci eh badt 1609"; ADL-M287 is signed "hanns ducher 1600"; punchmark is orb; Zinner confused him with Hans Ducher (Tucher), the ivory diptych sundial maker. Engelmann 1; ADL; RSW. suggest correction
DUCHER, HANS 1 Germany, fl.1537-50, MIM made ivory diptych sundials; Master in 1537; Ducher used a serpent as a mastermark; one of his sundials, signed "H.D." (2), is at OXF. Nürnberg. Zinner 1; Gouk 1. suggest correction
DUCHER, HANS 2 Germany, fl.1557-1615, MIM Diptych Sundials, ivory = OXF (1560, 1567), MERC-68 (1576) = Soth. 12/12/55. became master in 1557; made ivory diptych sundials dating from 1560-97; hard to tell his work apart from Hans Ducher 3, his son, when their dates overlap; see H.D. 2. Nürnberg. Zinner 1; Evans 1; Gouk 1; Hamilton 1 and 2. suggest correction
DUCHER, HANS 3 Germany, 1549-1632, MIM Diptych Sundials, ivory = P.C. (1569), ADL-W20, ADL-DPW30, BM (5), UTO 11/2/76, Christie-G 5/3/86, WHI (1567), OXF (1578), (1588), Huelsmann Coll. (1580); Cube Sundial, brass, 1581 = WHI. son of Hans Ducher 2; Master in 1580; made ivory diptych and brass sundials dating from 1569-1621; some of the dials prior to 1597 may be by Hans Ducher 2; used both plain and spotted snakes as mastermarks; sometimes signed "H.D." (2), or "Hans Tucher" (OXF, 1588, signed as the latter), which see; see H.T. Nürnberg. Zinner 1; Bryden 16; Price 3; Ward 4; Engelmann 1; Gouk 1; Syndram; ADL; RSW. suggest correction
DUCHER, HANS CHRISTOPH Germany, 1584-post-1656, MIM member of Compassmakers' Guild; became a city wait. Nürnberg. Gouk 1. suggest correction
DUCHER, JORG Germany, c.1490, MIM became Master compass maker in 1490; probably made ivory diptych sundials. Nürnberg. Zinner 1; Gouk 1. suggest correction
DUCHER, JOSEF Germany, 1614-44, MIM Diptych Sundials, ivory, = STU (1641), OXF (1642), OXF, WHI, Drecker Coll. = DPW. bird flying to left was his punchmark; several sundials with this punchmark are in the Huelsmann Coll. Nürnberg. Zinner 1; Gouk 1; Syndram; Bryden 16. suggest correction
DUCHER, JOSEPH PLUMEN Germany, 1642, MIM Diptych Sundial, ivory, 1642 = Phillips 10/20/82. "Angst und Kumer ist aler menschen Driwsal"; probably same as Joseph Ducher. Nürnberg. RSW. suggest correction
DUCHER, KATHARINA Germany, fl.1530, MIM compass maker. Nürnberg. Gouk 1. suggest correction
DUCHER, THEODOR Germany, c.1600, MIM Diptych Sundial, 1600 = X. compass maker. Nürnberg. Gouk 1. suggest correction
DUCHER, THOMAS 1 Germany, 1590-1645, MIM Diptych Sundials, ivory = OXF (1620), HAK. son of Hans Ducher 2; Master in 1613; a snake is the mastermark; see T.D.; HAK is signed "Thomas Tucher"; Bryden thinks there are two unsigned diptych sundials at WHI by this maker. Nürnberg. Zinner 1; Gouk 1; Syndram; Bryden 16; RSW. suggest correction
DUCHER, THOMAS 2 Germany, 1683, MIM Diptych Sundial, ivory, 1683 = NOR. Nürnberg. RSW. suggest correction
DUCOMMUN, FRANCOIS France, 1763-1839, MIM Tellurian Clocks = CHF (1817), MIS, P.C., D.(1965); Universal Ring Sun Dials = P.C. (2). François Ducommun-dit-Boudry. La Chaux-de-Fonds. NMM 2; RSW. Britten; Baillie 1; Musée d'Horlogerie. suggest correction
DUCOMMUN-DIT-BOUDRY see François Ducommun. suggest correction
DUCOMMUN-DIT-TINNON, DANIEL France, 1728, wrote of making sundials, 1728. La Chaux-de-Fonds. RSW; DRE Notes, 1973. suggest correction
DUDIER, HANS Germany, 1578, MIM Diptych Sundial, ivory, 1578 = BASH. the cover is 14th century work. Augsburg. Tardy. suggest correction
DUDLEY England, PHIM Barometer = D.(1970). RSW. suggest correction
DUDLEY, JOHN England, c.1731, apprenticed to John Farmer 2 in the Joiners' Company, Dec. 14, 1731. Crawforth 7. suggest correction
DUDLEY, ROBERT England; Italy, 1573-1649, Sir Robert Dudley; author, invented several instruments including a mariner's astrolabe (1596), an azimuth sundial, etc.; examples are in BM and FLO; exiled from England and went to Florence. London; Florence. Taylor 1(92); Bonelli 1; Michel 3, Boffito; Price 3; Italian Inv.; Ward 4; A. Stimson 3; G.L'E. Turner 24. suggest correction
DUDMAN, T. England, NIM Sextant, ebony and ivory = Star of India Maritime Museum, San Diego, Cal. London. RSW. suggest correction
DUDUICT, JACQUES France, fl.1599-1645, author; invented a sciatere (quadrant) to lay out sundials. Blois. Baillie 1; Zeitlin and Ver Brugge 219. suggest correction
DUFFEY, JAMES P. USA, fl.1844-57, MIM NIM OIM PHIM SIM also made chemical and engineering instruments. Philadelphia, Pa. USNM. suggest correction
DUFOUR France, MIM Terrestrial Globe = P. and S. 11/21/1894. Paris. Evans 1; RSW. suggest correction
DUFOUR, H. France, 18th Century, MIM Sundials, oval, silver = OXF, Strozzi; Butterfield-type Sundial, silver = Drouot 2/18/23; Sundial = AMST. Blois. Evans 1; Mörzer Bruyns 1; RSW. suggest correction
DUGGLEBY, W. England, c.1850, PHIM barometer maker. Kirkby Moorside. Loomes 1. suggest correction
DUGLAS, JACQUES France, NIM Compass Rose = D.(1972). Honfleur. Brieux 3. suggest correction
DUGUE France, c.1620, MIM Sundial in watch = Ilbert Coll. Dugué; Duguet? Paris. Baillie 1. suggest correction
DUHAMEL 1 France, 18th Century, MIM OIM Sectors = Soth. 12/12/55, Huelsmann Coll., Koller May, 1966; Sundial = Drouot 11/14/68; Folding Rule = Koller May, 1966; Set of Drawing Instruments, case = DEU. made lenses and Butterfield-type sundials. Paris. Michel 1 and 3; Evans 1; Nachet; Wheatland 2; Syndram; RSW. suggest correction
DUHAMEL 2 Germany, MIM De Roias Sundial = DEU-1695. DuHamel. Munich. Price 2; RSW. suggest correction
DUHAMEL, CLEMENT France; USA, 1818-86, MIM NIM OIM PHIM SIM Surveying Compass = P.C.; Augsburg-type Sundials = P.C., D.; Telescope = USNM. optician. 111 Canal Street, New Orleans, La. Smart 1; USNM; Price 2; RSW. suggest correction
DUHIM England, c.1832-33, see Dubini. London. Goodison 1. suggest correction
DUHRE, GABRIEL OSTEN Sweden, fl.1763-81, MIM apprenticed to C.H. Westberg. Stockholm. Pipping 1. suggest correction
DUJARDIN, FELIX France, 1801-68, designed a microscope. Nachet. suggest correction
DULAC France, c.1607, invented a protractor with sundial and two movable arms; made by Vernie. Hamilton 2; Whipple 1. suggest correction
DULBINI England, c.1836, see Dubini. London. Goodison 1. suggest correction
DULNIG, J. Germany, c.1820, MIM Astrolabe = Bleiberg. Bleiberg. Kirnbauer 2. suggest correction
DULOULIN France, 1845, MIM Analemmatic Sundial, glass and metal, case, 1845 = Cincinnati Museum of Natural History. "Cadran solaire analemmatique", 15"X12". RSW. suggest correction
DULTON AND SMITH England, 1828, PHIM Set of Inspector's Standard Weights and Measures, 1828 = Phillips 10/26/83. London. RSW. suggest correction
DUMAYNE CADET Switzerland, NIM Mariner's Compass = Koller May, 1966. Lausanne. RSW. suggest correction
DUMONT D'URVILLE France, c.1830, NIM Artificial Horizon = PMM. RSW. suggest correction
DUMOTIEZ France, c.1780, MIM OIM PHIM Sector = PEA; Barometers = FLO (2); Microscope = CNAM; Augsburg-type Sundial = P. et J. Martin, Versailles 11/18/79; Electrometer = GEM. one or the other of the Dumotiez frères. Rue du Jardinet, no. 2; Rue Saint-André-des-Arts, both in Paris. Brewington 1; Bonelli 1; Daumas 1; Moreau; A.J. Turner 10; USNM. suggest correction
DUMOTIEZ FRERES France, fl.1784-1815, PHIM Hydrostatic Balance = P.C.; Air Pump = USNM. Dumotiez Frères were Louis Joseph and Pierre François; succeeded by Nicholas Constant Pixii, 1815. Rue du Jardinet; St André-des Arts; both in Paris. Multhauf 1; USNM; Brewington 1; Daumas 1; Brieux 3; G.L'E. Turner 24; RSW. suggest correction
DUMOTIEZ, LOUIS JOSEPH France, b.1757; fl.1784-1815, PHIM see Dumotiez Frères. Rue du Jardinet, Paris (1784). Daumas 1; NMM 2; G.L'E. Turner 24. suggest correction
DUMOTIEZ, PIERRE FRANCOIS France, fl.1784-1815, PHIM Pierre François Dumotiez; see Dumotiez Frères. Rue du Jardinet, Paris (1784). Daumas 1; NMM 2; G.L'E. Turner 24. suggest correction
DUNBARR USA, 1795, MIM Philadelphia, Pa. or Maryland or South Carolina. Prime; USNM. suggest correction
DUNCAN 1 Scotland, see William Duncan. suggest correction
DUNCAN 2 England, c.1781, MIM Zakhorloge = X. might be John Duncan 1. London. Mörzer Bruyns; Clarke et al. suggest correction
DUNCAN, JOHN 1 England, fl.1828-34, OIM 4 King David Lane, London. Taylor 2(1835); O'Mara. suggest correction
DUNCAN, JOHN 2 Scotland, pre-1856, OIM Microscope = D.(1981). Aberdeen. Moskowitz 122. suggest correction
DUNCAN, WILLIAM Scotland, fl.1841-49, MIM OIM PHIM Stick Barometer = X; Microscope = CRI = RSM; Level = RSM. microscope signed "W. Duncan, Aberdeen"; barometer signed "Duncan 92 Union Street, Aberdeen." 46 Dee Street (1841); 92 Union Street (1842-49); both in Aberdeen. Goodison 1; Bryden 3; Nachet; Gunther 2; Clarke et al. suggest correction
DUNDAS see Melville, Dundas and Whitson. suggest correction
DUNGAN, L. England, PHIM Wheel Barometer = Soth.-S 4/24/87. Newcastle. RSW. suggest correction
DUNKEN, THOMAS England, c.1830, MIM apprenticed to William Gilbert of the Grocers' Company, March 4, 1830. J. Brown 1. suggest correction
DUNN 1 England, pre-1794, NIM Sextant, rosewood = Leigh and Soth. 4/10/1794-65. possibly Samuel Dunn. RSW. suggest correction
DUNN 2 Scotland, PHIM Marine Barometer = X; Theodolite = FRK = RSM. may be John 2 or Thomas Dunn. Edinburgh. Goodison 1; Clarke et al. suggest correction
DUNN, JOHN 1 England, c.1758, MIM apprenticed to John Parminter 1 of the Grocers' Company on May 17, 1751; free of the Company on June 6, 1758. J. Brown 1. suggest correction
DUNN, JOHN 2 Scotland, fl.1824-43, MIM OIM PHIM SIM Level = RSM; Theodolite = Soth. 6/23/87; Graphometer, 1827 = Soth. 2/25/86 = RSM; Pyrometer = RSM; Magnetic Survey Compass = RSM; Transit for chronometer adjustment = RSM. T.C.; made an improved air pump; older brother of Thomas Dunn; protractor, thermometer and telescope = Nisbet 4/4/1860; probably made barometer signed "Dunn Edinburgh"; RSM graphometer also marked "invt et fecit." 7 West Bow (1824); 25 Thistle Street (1825-27); 52 Hanover Street (1828-31); Sign of the Gilded Globe, 50 Hanover Street 1832-42; all in Edinburgh; 157 Buchanan Street (1840); 28 Buchanan Street (1841); both in Glasgow. Goodison 1; Calvert 2; Bryden 3; Taylor 2(1542); Clay and Court; Darius 3; Chaldecott 3; RGO; R.G.W. Anderson 1; Clarke et al; RSW. suggest correction
DUNN, MICHAEL 1813, MIM Evans 1. suggest correction
DUNN, SAMUEL England, 1723-94, MIM NIM designed an orrery within an armillary sphere, pre-1780; improved azimuth compass and Hadley's quadrant. Crediton, Devon (-1751); Ormond House, Chelsea; Brompton Park, near Kensington (1763); 6 Clement's Inn, near Temple Bar (1774); 8 Maiden Lane, Covent Garden (1774); 1 Boar's Head Court, Fleet Street (1780-94); all in London. Taylor 2(348); RSW. suggest correction
DUNN, THOMAS Scotland, fl.1818-67, MIM OIM PHIM SIM Pantograph = Soth. 7/4/66; Telescopic Levels (2) = RSM; Stick Barometer = Soth. 2/4/77; Box Sextant, 1842 = Exhibit,"1000 Years of Navigation", Brussels, 1979; Calendar, elapsed-time, circular = P.C.; "Improved Pantograph" = RSM; Theodolite = P.C.(1987); Surveyor's Compass = P.C.(1987); Transit, incomplete = RSM. worked with his brother, John Dunn 2, 1825-43; succeeded him, 1843-67; T.C.; in the London Exhibition of 1851; RSM transit marked "Edinburgh"; designed an accounting slide rule in 1818. Glasgow (c.1818); 50 Hanover Street, Edinburgh (1843-67). Taylor 2(1542); Goodison 1; Bryden 1; Delehar 2 and 9; Clarke et al; RSW. suggest correction
DUNNETT see Jack Dunning. A.J. Turner 10. suggest correction
DUNNING, JACK England, fl.1674-78, MIM OIM may have been an apprentice of Richard Reeves 1; member of the Spectaclemakers' Company; a Turner; had John Marshall 2 as an apprentice in the Turners' Company; made tubes for telescopes. Charing Cross, London. Taylor 1(373); Evans 1; Crawforth 6; A.J. Turner 10. suggest correction
DUNOD, CLAUDE France; Germany, 1672-1716, MIM Mechanical Equatorial Sundials = HAK (1711 1713 1714), DUS (1714), MERC = WHI (1713), NYM (1714), OXF (1716), NYC, KRM, Freiburg i Breisgau Museum, KRE, etc. of French origin; an early maker of the mehanical equatorial sundial; some of these dials have cams to set the latitude. Burgundy; Munich (1678-95); Düsseldorf (1711-16). Zinner 1; Bryden 16; Michel 1 and 3; Nachet; Whipple 1; Art.; Chandler and Vincent; Gunther 6; Rabenalt; Belgian Inv.; Brieux 3; RSW; W. Eckhardt 3. suggest correction
DUNSCOMBE AND HUSBANDS England, pre-1876, MIM OIM PHIM SIM M.W. Dunscombe and H. Husbands. Bristol. Bryden 9. suggest correction
DUNSCOMBE, M.W. England, c.1855, MIM OIM PHIM SIM apprenticed to John Braham in 1855; succeeded him. Bristol. Bryden 9. suggest correction
DUNSFORD, JAMES N. England, c.1830, OIM Fore Street, Devonport. Taylor 2(1836). suggest correction
DUNSTON, PAUL England, c. 1695, MIM apprenticed to Simon Chapman of the Clockmakers' Company on June 24, 1687 for eight years. J. Brown 3. suggest correction
DUPEE, JOHN USA, 1729-1773, MIM NIM SIM Backstaves 1764 = X (1753), Kelton Coll. (1764)(1990); Octants = PEA (1755), X (1760); Surveyor's Compasses, wood = Bostonian Society, South Natick Historical Society, P.C., Andover Historical Society, Mass., etc. father was a French Huguenot; PEA quadrant made for Patrick Montgomerie; made nautical compasses. North Side of Swing Bridge, Boston, New Eng. Bedini 1; Smart 1; Taylor 2(472); USNM; Brewington 1; Price 2; American Neptune, Jan. 1975; D.J. Warner 8, 10 and 12; RSW. suggest correction
DUPRA France, c.1770, PHIM worked 18 years for the Abbé Nollet. Paris. Daumas 1. suggest correction
DUPRESSOIR, C. France, c.1850, MIM SIM Mining Compass, box = P.C.(1987). succeeded Baraban. rue St. Honoré, 175, Paris. RSW. suggest correction
DUPRESSOIR, J.P.H. France, MIM Planetarium on clock = MLL. Paris. RSW. suggest correction
DUPUIS, JEAN France, 17th Century, MIM SIM Theodolite, wood = ROU-207; Theodolite, elaborate = CNAM; Astronomical Clock = ROU-260. Paris. Michel 3; Nachet. suggest correction
DUQUET France, c.1733, devised a water clock. Baillie 1. suggest correction
DUREN USA, see Henry Duren, Alder and Duren, Bassnet and Duren, Duren and Alder, Duren and Castigan, Duren and Mediger. New York, N.Y. RSW. suggest correction
DUREN AND ALDER USA, T.C.; dealers in nautical instruments. 20 Burling Slip, New York, N.Y. RSW. suggest correction
DUREN AND CASTIGAN USA, NIM Sextants = Mystic Seaport, Conn.(2). New York, N.Y. RSW. suggest correction
DUREN AND MEDINGER USA, c.1850, T.C.; dealers in chronometers. 20 Burling Slip, New York, N.Y. RSW. suggest correction
DUREN, HENRY USA, fl.1852-61, MIM NIM PHIM Quadrants = P.C., MYS; Octants = Whaling Museum, Nantucket, Mass., Newport Historical Society, R.I.; Sextants = MYS (2). "S.B.R." signed on ivory scale of P.C. quadrant; "Importer"; may have made some instruments; machinist, 1860; nautical instrument maker, 1861; name stamped on a Spencer & Co. sextant at ADL; American agent for James Bassnett. 39 Burling Slip, opposite Fulton Ferry, one door from South Street, New York, N.Y. Brewington 1; USNM; Moskowitz 104; ADL; RSW. suggest correction
DUREN, T. USA, c.1860, NIM Octant, ebony, case = D. probably a misreading; H. Duren T.C. in lid of box. New York, N.Y. RSW. suggest correction
DURER, ALBRECHT Germany, 1471-1528, Altitude Sundials, round = WRAY, NYM, ADL-T4. the sundials listed are all modern work, probably by D.B. Sheahan; Dürer designed sundials which are shown in his book on perspective; artist; author. Nürnberg. Lübke; Zinner 1; Baillie 1; Kurz; ADL; RSW. suggest correction
DURHAM, W. see William Derham. Aked. suggest correction
DURINGER see Döring. Evans 1. suggest correction
DURKEE, C.D., AND CO. USA, NIM Boxed Dry Compass = MYS. New York, N.Y. RSW. suggest correction
DURN see Duru. Evans 1. suggest correction
DUROD, CLAUDE see Claude Dunod. Smith. suggest correction
DURONI AND CO. Italy, MIM Set of Drawing Instruments = Christie-SK 12/1/83. German work, so Duroni and Co. probably dealers. Milan. RSW. suggest correction
DURRAN, JAMES HOPKINS England, fl.1832-54, PHIM advertised thermometers and barometers. Banbury. Beeson. suggest correction
DURROCH, W.F. England, c.1850, OIM Microscopes = Christie-SK 3/4/82, Soth. 9/20/83. Soth. one signed "H. Durroch." 28 St. Thomas's Street, Borough, London. RSW. suggest correction
DURU France, 1717, MIM Sundial, in wooden box, 1717 = P. and S. 3/20/1896 = P. and S. 5/19/1896. might be Durn. RSW. suggest correction
DURU, L., ET FILS France, OIM Telescopic Level = Melun 4/24/83. Bordeaux. RSW. suggest correction
DUTCH, HENRY D. USA, fl.1841-42, MIM NIM PHIM Boston, Mass. USNM. suggest correction
DUTRO France, c.1850, MIM SIM Y-Level = P.C. (1987); Mining Dial = P.C. (1987). the instruments are signed "Dutro Fabt." Bould. St. Germain, 94, Paris. RSW. suggest correction
DUTTON AND SMITH England, c.1815, PHIM Apothecary Balance = D. "Scale Makers, late apprentice and foreman to Vincent and Co., London Bridge." 248 Tooley Street, near London Bridge, London. Coffeen II. suggest correction
DUTTON, HENRY England, c.1666, misreading for Henry Sutton? Evans 1. suggest correction
DUTTON, MATTHEW England, fl.1779-1800, MIM free of the Clockmakers' Company in 1779; Master of the Company, 1800. London. Robischon. suggest correction
DUTTON, RICHARD England, fl.1663-82, MIM probably a sundial maker. Sign of the Dial, Holborn, London. Taylor 1(296); Evans 1. suggest correction
DUVAHN, CARL Sweden; Denmark; Sweden, fl.1845-86, MIM Lund (1845-49); Copenhagen (1849-); Lund (-1886). Pipping 1. suggest correction
DUVAL France, c.1680, MIM NIM Horizontal Sundial = SPI; Marine Compass, 1680 = SPI. made table sundials with bubble levels; Pierre Duval? Paris. Michel 3; Nachet; Ernst. suggest correction
DUVAL, PIERRE France, 1618-83, wrote treatise on the sphere. Michel 3. suggest correction
DUYSTER, J.J. Holland, 1761-1813, MIM Rotterdam (c.1806). Daumas 1. suggest correction
DWELLE, E. USA, c.1832, MIM OIM USNM. suggest correction
DWYER, R.O. Canada, c.1790, NIM Sextant = Royal Ontario Museum. St. Johns, Newfoundland. USNM. suggest correction
DYAS, Y°. Portugal, fl.1614-28, NIM Mariner's Astrolabes = Museo de las Casas Reales, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic (16?9) (NMM-40), Dept. of Culture, St. John's, Newfoundland (1628) (NMM-44), Christie-NY 6/14/88 (Atocha)(1614)(NMM-60) = Museo de Marinha, Lisbon. thought to be Joa~o Dias; the small "o" is directly over the "Y"; NMM is the National Maritime Museum Registry of Mariner's Astrolabes. Stimson 3. suggest correction
DYER, SAMUEL England, c.1696, MIM apprenticed to Walter Henshaw of the Clockmakers' Company on March 3, 1696. J. Brown 3. suggest correction
DYSON, JOHN England, c.1695, MIM apprenticed by turnover to Peter Collins of the Clockmakers' Company on Oct. 25, 1687; free of the Company, April 1, 1695. J. Brown 3. suggest correction

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