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Signature Maker Instruments Comments Location References
SMITH, ADDISON England, fl.1763-89, OIM PHIM Telescopes = Burndy Library, Conn., Phillips 4/20/83, D.(1982); Microscope = Phillips 4/20/83; Barometer = X. apprenticed to Francis Watkins 1 in the Spectaclemakers' Company on Oct. 4, 1750; free of the Company, June 30, 1763; partner with Francis Watkins 1, 1764-68, as Watkins and Smith; opticians and scale makers; opposed Peter Dollond's patent; the shop sign was "Hands and Scales" T.C.; took out patents on spectacles in 1783. St. Martin's Lane, Charing Cross (1764); 5 Charing Cross (1764-74); opposite Northumberland Street, 481 Strand (1779); 79 Charlotte Street, Rathbone Place (1783); all in London. Taylor 2(538); Crawforth 1; Goodison 1; Robischon; Clay and Court; Cort and von Rohr 3(160); Coffeen B; USNM; RSW.

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