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Signature Maker Instruments Comments Location References
SIMMS, WILLIAM 2 England, 1793-1860, MIM OIM Frederick William Simms; son of William Simms 1; may have been apprenticed c.1807 to Bennett (?) of Cork who was one of Ramsden's workmen; after some years on his own he joined with Edward Troughton 2 as a partner (1826-36) in Troughton and Simms; joined by his nephew William Simms 3 in 1836; improved Troughton's dividing engine by adding a "self-acting mechanism"; exhibited standard yard rules at the Great Exhibition of 1851 in London; author; F.R.S., 1852. The Orrery, 136 Fleet Street (1826-43); 138 Fleet Street (1843-60); both in London. Taylor 2(1430); J.A. Bennett 2; Chaldecott 3; R.G.O.; G.L'E. Turner 24; Goodison 1; Taylor and Wilson.

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