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Signature Maker Instruments Comments Location References
RITCHIE, EDWARD SAMUEL USA, 1814-95, MIM NIM PHIM SIM Marine Liquid Compasses = LOS, D.(1972), Maine Historical Society, Augusta, USNM. worked with Ashur C. Palmer as Palmer and Ritchie, hardware, 1839-42; in business for himself, 1842-50, as a ship's chandler; from 1850-54 he worked with Nathan B. Chamberlain as Chamberlain and Ritchie, PHIMs; worked alone, 1854-62; then took John Kehew as partner as E.S. Ritchie and Co. until 1864; by 1866 the firm was E.S. Ritchie and Son, which see; E.S. Ritchie developed a liquid compass, adopted by the U.S. Navy. Boston (1839-42), (1850-86); New Bedford (1842-49), Brookline 1886-95; all in Mass. Smart 1; J.A. Bennett 2; Bedini 8; USNM; Moskowitz 103; RSW.

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