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Signature Maker Info Instruments Comments Location References Suggest Correction
F. 1 may be "fecit". suggest correction
F. 2 England, c.1790, NIM Hadley's Quadrants = PEA(2). F with a fouled anchor; Fage? Brewington 1. suggest correction
F. ICW. 1613, MIM Regiomontanus-type Sundial on lid of box, 1613 = GHS. Archinard 1; RSW. suggest correction
F.A. 1 Germany, 1728, MIM Table Sundial, 1728 = KLA-4464. Zinner 1. suggest correction
F.A. 2 1765, MIM Zappeck-type Sundial, 1765 = LJU. for 46°. RSW. suggest correction
F.A. 3 1766, MIM Altitude Sundial, 1766 = FIN-113. with a combined nocturnal and sundial. RSW. suggest correction
F.A. 4 Denmark?, 1770, MIM Sundial, stone, 1770 = Den Gamle By, Aarhus. RSW. suggest correction
F.A. 5 MIM Garden Sundial, marble = TIM. square. RSW. suggest correction
F.A.B. see F.A.R. Bryden 16; RSW. suggest correction
F.A.J.C.P.S.R.C. 1715, MIM Sundial, stone, 1715 = P. and S. 2/9/1897. RSW. suggest correction
F.A.R. Germany, fl.1768-74, MIM Vertical Sundial, pin-gnomon, small, 1768 = GRA; Zappeck-type Sundial, 1774 = Koller 11/17/75. Zinner 1; Bryden 16; RSW. suggest correction
F.AE.G. Austria?, MIM Ring Sundial = KRM. Rabenalt. suggest correction
F.B. c.1900, Capuchin Sundial = ADL-T20. probably made by D.B. Sheahan. Tomlinson 1; ADL; RSW. suggest correction
F.B.F. Germany, 1752, MIM Azimuth Sundial, 1752 = Landsberg a. Lech Heimatmuseum. "F.B. Fecit"? Zinner 1. suggest correction
F.B.G. MIM Full Protractor = P.C. (1982). owner? two odd scales. RSW. suggest correction
F.B.P. Germany, fl.1743-55, MIM Analemmatic Sundial, 1743 = CLU; Table Sundials, stone = TRA (1753), ADL-M279 (1755), Soth. 12/19/66. Michel thought he might be Franz Bovius Presbyter. Zinner 1; Engelmann 1; Michel 3; ADL; RSW. suggest correction
F.C. 1701, MIM Table Sundial, 1701 = Phillips 2/3/68. "F.C. fecit, 1701". RSW. suggest correction
F.C.R. Germany, OIM Nürnberg-type Microscope = NAC. Daumas 1. suggest correction
F.D.I. Germany, 1774, MIM Universal Ring Sundial, 1774 = Huelsmann Coll. Syndram. suggest correction
F.E.D. 1542, MIM Astrolabe, May, 1542 = P.C. Brieux 2. suggest correction
F.E.D.P.F. Italy, 1568, MIM Instrumentum Primi Mobilis, 1568 = FLO. "Frater Egnatius Dantes Praedictatorum Faciebat." Bonelli 1; Michel 3; Italian Inv. suggest correction
F.F.B. 1705, MIM Ring Sundial, 1705 = BUD. Zinner 1. suggest correction
F.F.C.D.F. 1697, MIM Pillar Sundial, 1697 = Mercator Museum. Michel 3; RSW. suggest correction
F.F.F. 1 1629, MIM Artillery Level, silvered brass, 1629 = OXF. Evans 1; Gunther 2 and 6; RSW. suggest correction
F.F.F. 2 1774, MIM Astronomical Compendium, wood, bone, brass, 1774 = Koller 11/17/75 (Linton Coll.) = Libert et Castor 10/10/80. RSW. suggest correction
F.G. 1 Holland, 1714, NIM Cross-staff, 1714 = AMST. might be owner. Mörzer Bruyns 2. suggest correction
F.G. 2 England, c.1784, NIM Octant = NMM-S.127. may be F. Gabourg or F. Goater. Taylor 2(837); Clay and Court; NMM 2. suggest correction
F.G.P. 1659, MIM Protractor, 1659 = Soth. 5/24/71. "Anno DNI 1659." RSW. suggest correction
F.H. Germany?, c.1600, MIM Gunner's Scale = ADL-M122a. also marked "553" and "I W.W.B." with the first "W" over the recumbant "B"; see "I.W.W.B." Engelmann 1; ADL; RSW. suggest correction
F.I. Germany, MIM Table Sundial, stone = Neuenberg-Schweiz, Museum. Zinner 1. suggest correction
F.I.S. 1781, MIM Gauging Rod, 1781 = NYC. RSW. suggest correction
F.I.V. Germany, 1698, MIM Table Sundial, stone, 1698 = FIN-115 = P.C. Zinner says 1766. Zinner 1; Weil. suggest correction
F.J.F. 1775, MIM Horizontal Sundial, stone, 1775 = P. & S. 11/21/1894 = 2/28/1896. RSW. suggest correction
F.J.K.S.J. Austria, 1729, MIM Table Clock, 1729 = Linz Stadt Gymnasium. Franz Jakob Knittl, Society of Jesus, which see. Linz. Zinner 1. suggest correction
F.K. Germany?, 18th Century, MIM Ring Sundial = MADEX-211. RSW. suggest correction
F.L. 1779, MIM Horizontal Sundial, 1779 = SLM. RSW. suggest correction
F.M. England?, c.1750, OIM Refracting Telescope, three-draw = D. Brophy. suggest correction
F.M.B. Germany, 17th Century, MIM Dialing Instrument = ADL-M323. the copper instrument is in the form of an anchor and is misdescribed by Engelmann as an Instrumentum Primi Mobilis. Zinner 1; Engelmann 1; ADL; RSW. suggest correction
F.N. 1 France, c.1820, MIM Rule, gold = P.C. RSW. suggest correction
F.N. 2 England, 19th Century, MIM Diptych Sundials, wood = GEP; AMST; P.C.(3). All the dials include American cities in the latitude tables. Mörzer Bruyns 1; RSW. suggest correction
F.P. 1657, MIM Diptych Sundial, ivory, 1657 = Soth. 7/29/69. RSW. suggest correction
F.P.B. 1 1743, MIM Astrolabe, 1743 = CLU. Cluny. suggest correction
F.P.B. 2 MIM Diptych, wood = LID-M186. Zinner 1. suggest correction
F.P.G.P. Germany, 1787, MIM Equatorial Sundial, 1787 = PRA. the F. is placed above the initals P.G.P.; the whole signature is surrounded by three decorative lozenges; a Penther-type sundial. Horsky and Skopova. suggest correction
F.P.O.M. Germany, 1676, MIM Ring Sundial, 1676 = HAK. Zinner 1; RSW. suggest correction
F.R. 1 Spain, 1585, MIM Dividers, one-handed, 1585 = P.C./owner. signed "F.R." with an anchor in between; marked with four dots and a circle, arranged with the circle at the top with three dots underneath and a single dot,in the middle, at the bottom. A.J. Turner 10. suggest correction
F.R. 2 Germany, 1683, MIM Vertical Sundial, 1683 = OXF. Zinner says 1863. Zinner 1; Evans 1. suggest correction
F.S. 1 Germany, c.1580, MIM Surveyor's Cross, in the form of an astrolabe = ADL-M43. the dorsum has the form of an astrolabe but the face has two sighting tubes forming a surveyor's cross; misdescribed by Engelmann as an astrolabe. Zinner 1; Engelmann 1; Gunther 1; Michel 3; ADL; RSW. suggest correction
F.S. 2 Germany, 1762, MIM Bow Calipers, iron, 1762 = ADL-M80. marked "Jesus Maria Joseph." Michel 3; Engelmann 1; ADL; RSW. suggest correction
F.S. 3 MIM Level = A.M. Earle Coll. Earle. suggest correction
F.S. 4 MIM Ring Sundial, expanded hour scale = DEU. RSW. suggest correction
F.S.F. Germany?, 1757, MIM Sundial with Calendar, 1757 = X. Evans 1. suggest correction
F.S.L. Germany, 1656, MIM Pillar Sundial, 1656 = MUN. Munich. Zinner 1. suggest correction
F.S.P. 1 Germany, fl.1756-61, MIM Zappeck-type Sundials = ZAG (1756), BUD (1761), BASH, SPL, LJU. the 1756 dial is also marked "V.R." (3). Zinner 1; RSW. suggest correction
F.S.P. 2 Germany, 1757, MIM Table Sundial, 1757 = OXF. chronogram; Frater Sebastian Prebyter? perhaps Sebastian Rutschmann. Zinner 1; Michel 3; Evans 1; Gunther 6. suggest correction
F.S.P. 3 Germany, 1797, MIM Sundial, 1797 = X. Michel 3; Evans 1. suggest correction
F.S.P.O.M.R. Germany, 1759, MIM Zappeck-type Sundial, silver, 1759 = LJU. for 46°10' latitude; the gnomon is geared and set by a pointer on a calendar scale. RSW. suggest correction
F.T.A.B.C.R. France, 1846, MIM Wall Sundial, 1846 = farm at Clappey. Clappey. Berton. suggest correction
F.T.D. Germany?, 1836, NIM Octant, 1836 = HAA. RSW. suggest correction
F.V. 1 Germany, 1699, MIM Table Sundials, stone = PRA (1699), VIE, D., NUR; Calendar, stone = P.C. Zinner 1 and 4; Michel 3; Horsky and Skopova. suggest correction
F.V. 2 MIM Dividers, iron = P.C. RSW. suggest correction
F.V.V. 1698, MIM Sundial, stone, 1698 = P. and S. 3/8/1895. RSW. suggest correction
F.V.V.F. 1550, MIM Azimuth Sundial, 1550 = KRM. Rabenalt. suggest correction
F.W. H.Z.S. marked on 1599 artillery level with vertical sundial, by Paulus Reinman, Spitzer 2820 (61). RSW. suggest correction
FABER, SAMUEL Germany, 1657-1726, MIM Celestial Globe, 1705 = VNL; Globes = TSUMM-30535, TSUMM-8984, etc.; Terrestrial Globe, 1705 = P.C. Zinner 1; Chenekal 3; Globus, Nov. 1954, June 1962. suggest correction
FABRE ET KUNEMANN France, c.1860, PHIM Papin Digester = USNM. "Fabre et Kunemann Succrs de Pixii." Paris. Warner 13. suggest correction
FABRE LAGRANGE France, c.1857, PHIM Olivier Geometric Models = Mathematical Cabinet at Harvard U., 1857. successor to Jean-Baptiste-François Pixii; see also Fabre et Kunemann. Paris. Warner 13. suggest correction
FABRI, OTTAVIO Italy, c.1598, designed a surveying instrument, "squadra mobile"; author. Padua. RSW. suggest correction
FABRICIUS, PAUL Austria, 1519-88, MIM Astrolabe, paper = X; Pillar Sundial = ZIT; Rete on Astronomical Clock = Museum, Olomuc, Czechoslovakia. Vienna. Zinner 1; Morpurgo 1; Czech. Inv. suggest correction
FABRIQUE DE PARIS France, Sundials, tin = P. and S. 4/3/1894 and 2/28/1896. "made in Paris." RSW. suggest correction
FABRIS, ANTONIO Italy, c.1800, MIM SIM Quadrant = Christie 2/8/66; Sundial = Specola di Padova. surveyor; mechanician; made the instruments necessary for his work. Bovolenta. Morpurgo 1. suggest correction
FACCINI see Facini. suggest correction
FACCIOLI, GIOVANNI FRANCESCO Italy, 1774, MIM Astronomical Clock, 1774 = X. Vicenza. Morpurgo 1. suggest correction
FACE misreading for Fage. Soth. 2/4/77. suggest correction
FACINI AND CORONELLI Italy, 1697, MIM Goniometer, 1697 = GEL. invented and made by Bernardus Facini and Vincentius Coronelli. Venice. Novokshanova-Soklovskaja. suggest correction
FACINI, BERNARDUS Italy, 1665-1731, MIM SIM Plane Table Compasses = Michel (1704), Christie-NY 10/24/83 (1708), Koller 11/17/75 (1704); Perpetual Horometer, 1727 = MERC = Constantini Coll. = OXF; Circumferentor, 1704 = Michel; Set of miniature Surveying Instruments, 1710 = ADL-W82; Spiral Slide Rule, 1714 = ADL-A225; Astronomical Clock, 1725 = Vatican; Graphometer, 1694 = VNM; Alidade, 1698 = VEN; Quadrant, 1701 = UTO 9/29/75; etc. set of miniature instruments made for Frederick William I of Prussia before he succeeded his father; the two instruments reported by Michel may be one. Venice; Piacenza. Learner; Bonelli 4; Hamilton 1; Michel 1 and 3; Price 2; Italian Inv.; Nachet; Morpurgo 1; Britten; Société Belge; Bedini 10; Righini 2; G. e M.L. Righini; ADL; RSW. suggest correction
FACIOLI, NICOLA Italy, c.1780, MIM Goniometer, Rule = Museo Torricelliano, Faenza. Milan; Rome. Italian Inv. suggest correction
FACY, RICHARD England, c.1850, MIM Wapping Wall, London. G.L'E. Turner 24. suggest correction
FAGE see Dring and Fage. suggest correction
FAGE, EDWARD England, fl.1667-73, MIM either he or John Read 2 succeeded Anthony Thompson 1; one of nineteen instrument makers admitted to the Clockmakers' Company on Feb. 24, 1668. Sign of the Sugar Loaf, Hosier Lane, West Smithfield, London. Taylor 1(317); Dewhirst; Clay and Court; Gunther 2; J. Brown 1 & 3. suggest correction
FAGE, M. England, c.1828, MIM PHIM 20 Tooley Street, London (1828). O'Mara. suggest correction
FAGE, WILLIAM England, c.1838, MIM PHIM see Dring and Fage. 10 Great Dover Street, Borough, London; Coffeen reported a finding of "10 Gridover Street, Boro." Taylor 2(958),(2123); Coffeen 27. suggest correction
FAGERIO, J. England, PHIM Wheel Barometer = X. 4 Cross Street, Hatton Garden (London). Goodison 1. suggest correction
FAGIOLI England, c.1835, PHIM Wheel Barometers = X, Soth. 5/12/72, 5/4/87. London. Goodison 1; RSW. suggest correction
FAGIOLI AND SON England, PHIM Wheel Barometer = X. see D. Fagioli and Son. 3 Great Warner Street, Clerkenwell, London. Goodison 1. suggest correction
FAGIOLI AND SONS England, PHIM Wheel Barometer = Soth.-S 10/19 89. Great Warner Street, Clerkenwell (London). RSW. suggest correction
FAGIOLI, A. England, PHIM Wheel Barometer = Christie 1/26/90. 68 Red Lion Street, Clerkenwell (London). RSW. suggest correction
FAGIOLI, D., AND SON England, fl.1840-54, PHIM Wheel Barometers, = Soth.-S 9/18/86 and 10/19/89, Soth. 7/21/87, Larvik Marine Museum, Norway, USNM, X(7), Soth. 5/12/72, D.(1972), (1983), Bearnes 9/16/87; Barometer = Christie 2/5/70; Barometer with clock = Phillips 4/16/88. Dominic and J. (3) Fagioli. 3 Great Warner Street (1840-51); 10 Great Warner Street (1851-54); both in Clerkenwell, London. Goodison 1; Middleton 4; RSW; John Bell. suggest correction
FAGIOLI, DOMINIC England, fl.1836-54, PHIM Wheel Barometers = X(5), D.(1970). partner with his son J. Fagioli 3, 1840-54; X barometers are signed "D. Fagioli, Clerkenwell." 3 Great Warner Street (1836-51); 10 Great Warner Street (1851-54); both in Clerkenwell, London. Goodison 1; Taylor 2(2124); RSW. suggest correction
FAGIOLI, J. 1 England, PHIM Wheel Barometers = X, Christie-SK 5/15/96. could be J. Fagioli 2 or 3. London. Goodison 1; RSW. suggest correction
FAGIOLI, J. 2 England, PHIM Wheel Barometer = X. 5 Union Terrace, London. Goodison 1. suggest correction
FAGIOLI, J. 3 England, PHIM Wheel Barometer = X. probably son of Dominic Fagioli. 30 Great Warner Street, Clerkenwell, London. Goodison 1. suggest correction
FAGLIABUE, A. misreading for A. Tagliabue. RSW. suggest correction
FAHLMER France, c.1725, MIM OIM SIM Alidade = P.C.; Protractor = BAR; Double Protractor = BAR; Telescopic Alidades = WHI, P.C., D.; Dip Level = DeLuca 10/21/95. WHI telescopic level also marked "Dépot de la Diron. de la Rochelle." Strasbourg. Price 12; RSW; Brieux 2; G.L'E. Turner 24; J.A. Bennett 2. suggest correction
FAHRENHEIT, DANIEL GABRIEL Poland; Holland, 1686-1736, OIM PHIM Mercury Thermometer = LEY; Alcohol Thermometer, 1727 = LEY. also made barometers, anemometers, etc.; invented a scale for thermometers; first to use mercury in thermometers, 1717; developed the solar microscope. Danzig; Amsterdam. Rooseboom 1; Crommelin; USNM; Daumas 1; G.L'E. Turner 24; A.J. Turner 10. suggest correction
FAHRR, P. Germany, 1744, NIM Compass Rose, 1744 = X. P. Fährr. Schück 1. suggest correction
FAIRBONE, CHARLES 1 England, fl.1765-1802, MIM OIM SIM apprenticed to Tycho Wing of the Grocers' Company in 1753; free of the Company, 1765; by 1780 he was a member of the Spectaclemakers' Company; took apprentices in both Companies. Princes Court, Westminster (1765); St. Martin's Lane (1766); New Street, Shoe Lane (1773-1802); all in London. J. Brown 1; Court and von Rohr 3(185). suggest correction
FAIRBONE, CHARLES 2 England, fl.1786-1810, MIM OIM SIM Set of Surveying Instruments = WHI-204. apprenticed to his father, Charles Fairbone 1, in the Grocers' Company, 1781; free of the Company, 1802; took over his father's last two apprentices in 1802, and took others later. 20 Great New Street, Shoe Lane, Fetter Lane, London. Taylor 2(832); J. Brown 1 and 2; Dewhirst; Daumas 1; Clay and Court. suggest correction
FAIRBONE, HENRY England, c.1794, apprenticed to his father, Charles Fairbone 1, in the Grocers' Company in 1794. J. Brown 1. suggest correction
FAIRBONE, ISAAC England, c.1783, apprenticed to his uncle, Charles Fairbone 1, in the Grocers' Company, 1783. J. Brown 1. suggest correction
FAIRBONE, JOHN England, c.1786, OIM son of Charles Fairbone 1; apprenticed to John Dollond 2 in the Spectaclemakers' Company; admitted as Brother to the Company in 1786. Court and von Rohr 3(220); Robischon. suggest correction
FAIRBONE, TIMOTHY England, c.1789, apprenticed to his father, Charles Fairbone 1, in the Grocers' Company, 1789. J. Brown 1. suggest correction
FAIRCLOTH, WILLIAM England, c.1748, MIM apprenticed to John Gilbert 1 in the Grocers' Company, 1740; free of the Company in 1748. J. Brown 1. suggest correction
FAIREY, JOHN, AND SON England, c.1823, MIM OIM PHIM may be a misreading for Joseph Fairey and Son. 22 Ratcliff Highway, London. Taylor 2(964); RSW. suggest correction
FAIREY, JOSEPH England, fl.1800-1829, MIM NIM OIM PHIM Quadrant = NMM; Octant = D.; Sextant = BMR. apprenticed to Samuel Browning 1 of the Grocers' Company on Sept. 1, 1796; free of the Company on Nov. 3, 1803; took apprentices after 1800. 15 Fair Street, Horseleydown (1803); 150 Tooley Street (1806-11); 20 Ratcliffe Highway (1811-29); 8 Northumberland Place, Commercial Road East; all in London. Taylor 2(964); J. Brown 1 and 2; Belgian Inv.; RSW. suggest correction
FAIREY, JOSEPH, AND SON England, c.1845, MIM NIM OIM PHIM Marine Barometer = Soth. 7/21/83; Octant, ebony and brass = D.(1976). Joseph Fairey and his son, Richard Fairey. Commercial Road, London. Taylor 2(964a); RSW. suggest correction
FAIREY, RICHARD England, c.1829, MIM apprenticed to his father, Joseph Fairey, in the Grocers' Company on March 5, 1829. J.Brown 2. suggest correction
FAIREY, RICHARD AND JOSEPH England, fl.1790-1846, MIM NIM OIM PHIM 150 Tooley Street, Borough, London. Taylor 2(964). suggest correction
FAIRFAX, WILLIAM England, c.1685, MIM apprenticed to John Warner 2 of the Clockmakers' Company on Jan. 2, 1685 for nine years. J. Brown 3. suggest correction
FAIRMAN, GIDEON USA, 1774-1827, MIM partner in the firm of "Hooker and Fairman" in Newburyport, pre-1810; later moved to Philadelphia and became a partner in the firm of "Draper, Murray and Fairman." Newburyport, Mass.; Albany, N.Y.; Philadelphia, Pa. Bedini 1; Gillingham 3. suggest correction
FALCIOLA, B., AND CO. England, fl.1839-43, PHIM barometer makers. 53 Edgbaston Street, Birmingham. Goodison 1. suggest correction
FALCIOLA, I. England, PHIM Wheel Barometer with Thermometer = Soth. 12/15 83. Nottingham. RSW. suggest correction
FALCK Falck = Falconus? Michel 3. suggest correction
FALCO Italy, MIM Horary Quadrant with volvelle = BRP. for 45° Lat.; signed, "Opus Falco"; Bedini thinks it is a fake. Bedini 14; RSW. suggest correction
FALCON, A. England, OIM Spyglass = D.(1968). RSW. suggest correction
FALCONER, G. China, NIM Sextant = FRK-54. Hong Kong. Frank. suggest correction
FALCONER, WILLIAM England, c.1750, NIM compass maker. London. Schück 1. suggest correction
FALCONI 1 Italy, fl.1503-07, MIM Astrolabe, 1505 = Lasotovich Coll., Venice = P.C. (ICA-3032); Astrolabe, 1507 = P. and S. 4/3/1894 = BM (ICA 251); Quadrants = BM, USNM. goldsmith; quadrants for 45° are signed "Opus Falconi Bergomei Valensis"; BM one is lost. Bergamo; Venice. Price 1 and 3; Ward 4; Morpurgo 1; Gunther 1; Michel 3; ICA 2; Bedini 14; RSW. suggest correction
FALCONI 2 Italy, 1586, MIM Nocturnal, 1586 = NMM-Caird. ex-Goldschmied Coll.; Bedini thinks it is a fake. Bedini 14; NMM. suggest correction
FALE, G. England, 1796, NIM Octant, rosewood, 1796 = RSM. RSW. suggest correction
FALE, THOMAS England, fl.1586-93, designed a sundial and a graphometer made by Thomas Osborn; author. Cambridge. Taylor 1(75) 2(76); Weil 2(25). suggest correction
FALEIRO, RUY Spain, 1519, MIM made one wooden astrolabe and six wooden quadrants for Magellan. Waters 1. suggest correction
FALES, JAMES 1 USA, fl.1820-30+, NIM T.C.; had "Little Navigator" as shop sign; also made clocks and watches; father of James Fales 2. 91 Water Street, Newport, R.I.; New Bedford, Mass. (by 1830). Bedini 8; RSW. suggest correction
FALES, JAMES 2 USA, -1888, NIM figure of midshipman for shop sign, now in New Bedford Whaling Museum; son of James Fales 1. New Bedford, Mass. RSW. suggest correction
FALES, MARTHA USA, NIM compass maker. Newburyport, Mass. American Neptune, 1968; Bull. Maritime Museum, British Columbia, 1968. suggest correction
FALIGUM Austria, 1721, MIM Azimuth Sundial, 1721 = ADL-M266. Graz. Zinner 1; Engelmann 1; USNM; Michel 3; ADL; RSW. suggest correction
FALLER see Kaltenback, Faller and Co. Bell 2. suggest correction
FALLON, THOMAS England, PHIM Wheel Barometer = X. Manchester. Goodison 1. suggest correction
FALLOW, JOSEPH England, fl.1827-29, PHIM barometer maker. 127 Pilgrim Street, Newcastle-on-Tyne. Goodison 1. suggest correction
FAMADIO PHIM Wheel Barometer = K. and C. 9/20/71. RSW. suggest correction
FANNER see DeGrave, Short and Fanner. suggest correction
FANZAGO, PIETRO Italy, 1583, MIM Astronomical Clock, 1583 = Palazzo, Clusone. Clusone. Morpurgo 1. suggest correction
FARADAY, MICHAEL England, 1791-1867, invented the electro-magnetic generator. G.L'E. Turner 24; DSB. suggest correction
FARBINGER Germany, c.1700, MIM Pocket Calendar = Soth. 2/21/66. RSW. suggest correction
FARDOIL, P. France, fl.1684-1722, MIM Astronomical Clock = POB. also signed "J. Caffiéri et A. Coypel" on case. Paris. Trois Siècles. suggest correction
FARELLI, C. England, c.1800, PHIM Stick Barometer = P-B 4/28/39. Northampton. RSW. suggest correction
FAREY, JOHN, JNR. England, fl.1791-1851, MIM NIM Ellipsograph = Christie-SK 2/2/77 = RSM; Sextant = RSM. invented a perspective machine in 1807; invented an ellipsograph in 1810; ellipsograph signed "Invented and Made by John Farey, Jnr"; suggested inverting the slide on the Soho slide rules in 1827. Westminster, London. NMM 1; G.L'E. Turner 24; Delehar 9; RSW. suggest correction
FARFLER, STEFAN Germany, c.1655, MIM sandglass and clock maker. Nürnberg. Lunardi. suggest correction
FARIMA, VINCENZO Italy, MIM Universal Sundial = NMM-D.75. NMM 2. suggest correction
FARLAM, EBENEZER England, c.1707, MIM apprenticed to Nathaniel Smith of the Clockmakers' Company on May 5, 1707. J. Brown 3. suggest correction
FARMADIE England, PHIM Stick Barometer = VNN. 2 St. John's Street Road (London?). RSW. suggest correction
FARMER England, PHIM Wheel Barometer = X. Christchurch. Goodison 1. suggest correction
FARMER, F.C., AND SON England, c.1840, MIM Slide Rule for publicans, boxwood = D.(1987). Waterloo, Liverpool. Coffeen 15. suggest correction
FARMER, JAMES England, fl. 1672-1708, MIM free of the Grocers' Company by Patrimony in 1672; took apprentices. Well Street near Well Close, London (1701-08). J. Brown 1. suggest correction
FARMER, JOHN 1 England, c.1708, MIM apprenticed in the Masons' Company in 1708; made free in the Company. Crawforth 6 & 7. suggest correction
FARMER, JOHN 2 England, fl.1731-77, MIM apprenticed to Thomas Cooke 1 in the Joiners' Company on Dec. 4, 1722; made free of the Company Dec. 7, 1731; took over John Atkinson 2 as an apprentice from George Wright 1 of the Grocers' Company in 1739; uncle of Richard Gearing who succeeded him; made slide rules. Cateaton Street (1731); St. Anns Lane near Aldersgate (1739); Lothbury; Dove Court, upper end Old Jewry, Wood Street; Whitefriars (1743); Pye Corner (1751); all in London. J. Brown 1; Crawforth 1, 6 & 7; Darius 2; RSW. suggest correction
FARMER, THOMAS England, c.1703, MIM apprenticed to James Farmer of the Grocers' Company in 1703. J. Brown 1. suggest correction
FARMER, WILLIAM England, c.1750, NIM Mariner's Compass = NMM-Gabb Coll. may be man who was apprenticed to his father, James Farmer, in 1708. near the Limekiln, Horsley Down, London. Taylor 2(476); J. Brown 1; RSW; Evans 1; May. suggest correction
FARNGREN, JOHAN AUGUST Sweden, 1811-60, MIM Pantograph = NOR. Färngren; T.C. No. 9 Smala gränden, Stockholm. Pipping 1; RSW. suggest correction
FARONE England, PHIM Wheel Barometer = Soth.-C 10/9/86. Bristol. RSW. suggest correction
FARONI, G. England, PHIM Barometer = KOT. Hull. RSW. suggest correction
FARR, JOSEPH USA, 1775-1845, MIM SIM Surveying Compasses = P.C., D.(1986), Buffalo Historical Society, N.Y., Wisconsin Historical Society, Madison, Henry Ford Museum, Dearborn, Mich. the last instrument is numbered "85." Cunningham, Mass. (1775); Manlius Village, N.Y. Smart 1; Coffeen 12. suggest correction
FARRAR, THOMAS England, c.1677, apprenticed to Walter Hayes in the Grocers' Company in 1677. J. Brown 1. suggest correction
FARRELL, J. England, c.1850, OIM Telescope = D.(1981). Manchester. Moskowitz 122. suggest correction
FARRER, JOHN England, c.1728, MIM apprenticed to Joseph Harrison in the Grocers' Company in 1713; turned over to Thomas Franklyn, Stationer, in 1716; free of the Grocers' Company in 1728. J. Brown 1. suggest correction
FARROW AND JACKSON England, c.1825+, MIM PHIM Syke's Hydrometers = Phillips 2/14/79, Christie-SK 5/10/77, P.C.; Slide Rule, double, ivory = D.(1972); Bung Stick, wood = BIR; Slide Rule, double, wood = ADL-W144. the Adler rule is marked "Farrow and Jackson Makers Ltd., London." London. Moskowitz 103; ADL; RSW. suggest correction
FARTHING, I.H. England, post-1799, MIM T.C. on polygraph invented by Marc Brumel in 1799, patent number 2305. Cornhill, London. RSW. suggest correction
FASANA England, PHIM Stick Barometers = X(2). one signed "Fasana Bath"; the other gives the street address as well. 35 Milsom Street, Bath. Goodison 1. suggest correction
FASCUA, F. England, 19th Century, PHIM Wheel Barometer = Phillips 1/30/84. Bath. RSW. suggest correction
FASOLDT, CHARLES USA, c.1850, MIM made mechanical instruments, watches and clocks. Rome; Albany; both in New York. Harrold. suggest correction
FASSANO, JOS. England, PHIM Wheel Barometer = X. Goodison 1. suggest correction
FASTRE France, PHIM Fastré; barometer maker. Paris. Ashworth. suggest correction
FASTRE AINE France, 1849, PHIM Barometer, Fortin-type = CNAM. Fastré aîné. Quai des grands Augustins 63, Paris. Middleton 1. suggest correction
FATIGET c.1600, MIM SIM Trigonum (surveying rule) = P.C. "Fatiget non Rapiat"; a motto, not a maker. RSW. suggest correction
FATORINI, A. England, PHIM Wheel Barometer = X. see Antonio Fattorini. Goodison 1. suggest correction
FATORINI, M. 1 England, PHIM Wheel Barometer = X. Chichester. Goodison 1. suggest correction
FATORINI, M. 2 England, PHIM Wheel Barometers = X, Polesden Lacey. 24 Charles Street, Hatton Garden, London. Goodison 1. suggest correction
FATTON, FREDERICK LOUIS France; England, c.1822, patented an astronomical clock, 1822. Paris; New Bond Street, London. Britten. suggest correction
FATTORINI AND SONS England, c.1850, PHIM Wheel Barometer = Soth. 12/14/89. Skipton and Bradford. RSW. suggest correction
FATTORINI, ANTONIO England, c.1831, pedlar of clocks and barometers; see also "Fatorini." Como House, Harrowgate. Goodison 1. suggest correction
FATTORINI, JOSEPH England, pre-1838-48, PHIM barometer maker; in partnership with Henry Austin and John Cattanes, and Peter Ballarini before 1838; partner with Henry and Philip Cattanes in Cattanes and Co. (1848). King's Staith (pre-1838); 12 Castlegate (1848); both in York. Goodison 1. suggest correction
FAULHABER, JOH. Germany, c.1600, MIM invented a surveying instrument. Ulm. Weil 2(4). suggest correction
FAULKINGHAM England, 1672, sold faulty rules made by John Nash 1. under the south east Corner of the Royal Exchange, London. J. Brown 3. suggest correction
FAULKNER, JOHN, AND SON England, c.1850, MIM SIM Surveying Instrument = OXF. for measuring altitudes; has a water level. RSW. suggest correction
FAURAY France, c.1800, MIM "Opticien"; TC in architect's etui of instruments. Quai de l'Horloge à Paris. Gersaint, La Rochelle 7/23/94. suggest correction
FAURE France, 1724, MIM Sundial, 1724 = Villeneuve, Hautes Alpes. Villeneuve. Gatty. suggest correction
FAUTH AND CO. USA, MIM SIM Theodolite = P.C. Washington, D.C. USNM. suggest correction
FAUTOUT-CHUIZY see Sautout-Choizy. Weil 2(4). suggest correction
FAVA, J. England, PHIM Wheel Barometer = X. Goodison 1. suggest correction
FAVER England, c.1838, mis-spelling of Fayrer? London. Taylor 2(2125). suggest correction
FAVERIL, C. England, PHIM Wheel Barometer = Soth. 5/18/89. Lincoln. RSW. suggest correction
FAVERIO, F. England, PHIM Wheel Barometers = X, Phillips 11/16/76. Lincoln. Goodison 1; RSW. suggest correction
FAVERIO, J. England, c.1830, PHIM Barometer = Soth. Wilkinson and Hodge 11/30/23; Wheel Barometers = Soth.-Sussex 9/18/86, D.(1972). some of these barometers are signed "Faverio Andover." Andover. RSW. suggest correction
FAVRAY France, 18th Century, MIM OIM SIM Microscope = OXF or KEN; Theodolite = Weschler 5/22/76; Telescope = A-P 3/15/76. à la Ville de Genève, 69 (or 79) Quai de l'Horloge, Paris. Nachet; RSW. suggest correction
FAWCETT, JOHN Ireland, fl.1775-93, OIM optician and watchmaker. 34 Dame Street (1775-86); 3 Grafton Street (1787-92); 133 Capel Street (1793); all in Dublin. Bryden 9; Morrison-Low and Burnett; G. Ferrel. suggest correction
FAWCETT, W.H. USA, fl.1856-57, MIM worked for J. and W. Burt. 24 Jefferson Avenue, Detroit, Mich. Smart 1. suggest correction
FAY, J.G. England, 19th Century, NIM Sextant = La Rochelle 7/16/83. Southampton. RSW. suggest correction
FAY, S., AND SON England, c.1825, NIM Marine Compasses = Longleat House(2). Cowes, Isle of Wight. RSW. suggest correction
FAYER England?, pre-1845, MIM Universal Equatorial Sundial = S. Leigh Soth. 4/24/1845-38. RSW. suggest correction
FAYRER England, c.1830, MIM OIM Orrery = OXF; Telescope = Soth. 9/20/83. either James or John Fayrer. 41? White Lion Street, Pentonville, London. Taylor 2(2125); RSW. suggest correction
FAYRER AND SONS England, c.1825, PHIM Marine Barometer = VNN. London. RSW. suggest correction
FAYRER, J. England, fl.1826-70, MIM NIM OIM Circle = PEA-4530; Equatorial Telescope = D.(1986). either James or John Fayrer. 40 White Lion Street; 66 White Lion Street; both Pentonville, London. Brewington 1; Wynter 1. suggest correction
FAYRER, JAMES England, fl.1838, MIM PHIM "Faver" in the directories may be a misspelling of this name; Taylor said that he and his brother, John Fayrer, divided some of Troughton's instruments; made instruments for the East India Company. 40 White Lion Street, Pentonville, London. Taylor 2(2125); Brewington 1; Wynter 1. suggest correction
FAYRER, JOHN England, c.1838, MIM PHIM see James Fayrer; made instruments for the East India Company. 40 White Lion Street, Pentonville, London. Taylor 2(2125); Brewington 1; Wynter 1. suggest correction
FAYTHURNE England, c.1609, OIM made perspective machines. London. Latham and Matthews, Vol. 9. suggest correction
FAYVER England, MIM SIM Theodolite = Phillips 11/16/76. London. RSW. suggest correction
FAZZI, SAMUEL Italy, 1760, PHIM Thermometer, 1760 = SPI-2866. Michel 3; Nachet; RSW. suggest correction
FEATHERS, P., AND CO. Scotland, c.1850, NIM Sextant = FRK-S6 = RSM. Dundee. Frank; Clarke et al. suggest correction
FEATHERS, P.C. Scotland, NIM Sextant = Dundee City Museum and Art Gallery. surely Peter Arith Feathers. Dundee. RSW. suggest correction
FEATHERS, PETER ARITH Scotland, fl.1842-73, NIM OIM Octants, ebony, ivory = D.(1982), FRK = RSM, Soth. 3/10/87. T.C.; took his son as a partner in 1874. 73 High Street (1842); No. 10 Dock Street (1845-50); 26 Dock Street (1853-68); 40 Dock Street (1869-73); all in Dundee. Bryden 3; Coffeen A; Frank; Moskowitz 102; Clarke et al. suggest correction
FEATHERSTON, JOHN England, fl.1650-68, MIM Wall Sundials, 1650 = Packwood House, Hockley Heath (3); Polyhedral Garden Sundial, 1668 = Packwood House, Hockley Heath. Hockley Heath. RSW. suggest correction
FEATON, JOHN England, c.1733, MIM apprenticed to Simon Cade of the Clockmakers' Company on March 5, 1733. J. Brown 3. suggest correction
FEAU, NICOLAS France, c.1625, MIM Astrolabe Table Clock = Petit Palais, Paris. Féau. Marseilles. Baillie 1. suggest correction
FECHTER Switzerland, 18th Century, MIM SIM Plane Table with fixed and movable alidades = BASH; Quadrant = Stuker Auction 1958. Basle. RSW. suggest correction
FECIOLUS, IO. DOM. Germany, 1558, MIM Astrolabe, 1558 = OXF. gift of Mrs. Billmeir, 1973. Trent. RSW. suggest correction
FEELING, T. THOMAS France, 1734, MIM Garden Sundial, slate, 1734 = P.C. Abbé de Meldon (Meudon?); Teeling? Keeling? Meldon (Meudon). Chew. suggest correction
FEHRENBACK see Stratz and Fehrenback. John Bell. suggest correction
FEHRENS AND ALBRECHT USA, fl.1852-65, MIM NIM PHIM New York, N.Y. USNM. suggest correction
FEIL, CHARLES France, post-1827, OIM grandson of Guinand; "Ancienne maison Ch. Feil"; succeeded his grandfather; succeeded by Mantois. USNM. suggest correction
FEILDER, THOMAS England, fl.1687-1720, MIM apprenticed to Withers Cheney of the Clockmakers' Company on Sept. 9, 1678; free of the Company on Sept. 9, 1687; Master of the Company, 1715; took apprentices. London. J. Brown 3. suggest correction
FELD see Felt. Michel 3. suggest correction
FELDT see Felt. Michel 3. suggest correction
FELKL, J., AND SON Czechoslovakia, c.1850, MIM Terrestrial Globe = DNM. made for Croatia. Prague. RSW. suggest correction
FELKL, JAN Poland; Czechoslovakia, 1817-88, MIM globe maker. Rostock; Prague. Globus, June 1963. suggest correction
FELKL, L. Poland; Gemany; Czech; Holl, 1817-87, MIM Terrestrial Globe, 1850 = VNL; Planetarium, Ptolemaic = Birmingham Public Library, Alabama. Rostock; Leipzig; Prague; Groningen. Globus, Dec. 1957, June 1962; Yonge. suggest correction
FELL, ABRAHAM England, fl.1740-70, MIM made a new gnomon for the Ulverston church sundial in 1763. Ulverston Britten. suggest correction
FELLATA France, c.1820, PHIM Stick Barometer = Drouot Richelieu 4/28/88. Place du Colège Royal, Lyon. RSW. suggest correction
FELLWOCK, JOHANN GEORG Germany, fl.1762-83, MIM Quadrant, 1766 = PRA; Azimuth Quadrant, 1768 = DEU; Astronomical Clock, 1768 = Würzburg University Library; Planetarium, 1772 = BAM. Johann Georg Fellwöck, globe maker. Würzburg. Zinner 1; Horsky 2; Daumas 1; Wheatland 2; Czech. Inv.; Narodni; Globus, June,'62 and '63. suggest correction
FELT, D., AND CO. USA, MIM Rule and Rectangular Protractor, ivory = D.(1993). New York, N.Y. Coffeen 41. suggest correction
FELT, DAVID USA, MIM Terrestrial Globe, stand = Soth.-PB pre-1980. New York, N.Y. and Boston, Mass. RSW. suggest correction
FELT, EBERHARD Germany, d.1600, MIM made diptych sundials; probably the son of Hans Felt; the name is also written "Feld." Nürnberg. Michel 1 & 3; Baillie 1; Gouk 1. suggest correction
FELT, HANS Germany, fl.1561-77, MIM Diptych Sundial, ivory, 1566 = Drecker-110 = DPW = ADL-DPW20; Diptych Sundial, ivory = P.C.; Sundial = Evans Coll. Master in 1564; the maker's mark is a fool's head; probably the father of Eberhard, Marx and Martin; the name is also spelled "Feld." Nürnberg. Zinner 1; Michel 3; Evans 1; Gunther 2; Baillie 1; Gouk 1; ADL; RSW. suggest correction
FELT, MARTIN Germany, d.1602, MIM made ivory diptych sundials; probably the son of Hans Felt; sometimes spelt "Feldt." Nürnberg. Michel 1 & 3; Baillie 1; Gouk 1. suggest correction
FELT, MARX Germany, d.1602, MIM made ivory diptych sundials; probably the son of Hans Felt. Nürnberg. Michel 1 & 3; Baillie 1; Gouk 1. suggest correction
FELT, WOLF Germany, c.1682, MIM compass maker; made sundials. Nürnberg. Gouk 1. suggest correction
FENDERICH, CHRISTIAN Germany?, MIM Ring Sundial = ZUR. Zinner 1. suggest correction
FENET, LEON France, c.1890, MIM Celestial Planisphere = Versailles 11/20/83. done under the direction of Camille Flammarion. RSW. suggest correction
FENIG England, 1795, MIM Armillary Sphere, 1795 = P. & S. 11/21/1894; Celestial Globe = P. & S. 11/21/1894. RSW. suggest correction
FENING c.1750, MIM Armillary Sphere = WHI. may be Fenig Price 12. suggest correction
FENN England, c.1850, MIM Triangular Rule, ivory = D.(1976). Newgate Street, London. Moskowitz. suggest correction
FENN, DANIEL England, c.1780, MIM Wheel-Cutting Machine = OXF; Hodometer works with compass = BM. London. Taylor 2(965); Price 3; Ward 4. suggest correction
FENN, ISAAC England, fl.1765-68, MIM Hodometer = Christie 12/12/1794. T.C.; invented a hodometer, patent granted in 1765. at the Sign of the Measuring Wheel, near the corner of Bond Street in Oxford Street, London. Crawforth 1; RSW. suggest correction
FENN, J. England, c.1850, MIM Watchmaker's Rule, ivory = D.(1976). London. Moskowitz. suggest correction
FENTIMAN, JOHN England, c.1798, MIM a member of the Tiler and Bricklayers' Company; he took over Daniel Cass as an apprentice on June 23, 1798 from William Morris of the Grocers' Company. London. J. Brown 1. suggest correction
FENTON AND SONS England, MIM T.C. in a box for an equatorial sundial. 11 New Oxford Street, London. Wheatland 2. suggest correction
FENWICK, T. probably the owner; marked on a levelling staff by H. Atkinson. RSW. suggest correction
FER, A. DE France, 1670, Drawings of Quadrant, Cylinder Sundial, and Regiomontanus Sundial, 1670 = PBN-GED12781, -82, -83. L'Isle du Palais sur le quai de l'Horloge, à la Sphère Royale, Paris. RSW. suggest correction
FERARI France, c.1800, PHIM Stick Barometer = D.(1975). Lille. RSW. suggest correction
FERARI, B. England, PHIM Wheel Barometer = X. Ipswich. Goodison 1. suggest correction
FERAT France, c.1750-1802, MIM PHIM SIM Levels with sights = La Rochelle 7/16/83, P.C.(1987); Graphometers = P.C., Christie 3/21/91 (with case); Horizontal Sundial in watch case = O-F; Circumferentor, telescopic sights = D.(1965); Protractor for prisms = D.(1969); Goniometers = P.C., STT; Miner's Compass = P.C. (1987); Folding Rule, ebony and silver = D.(1989); Stick Barometer, 1802 = Leeds Castle = Christie 12/12/96. Férat; Ferrat? level signed "Ecole imperial de Chalons"; rule is in "decimètres" and has silver numerals set into the ebony; barometer is signed "Chalons-sur-Marne." opposite the Palais Marchand, Paris. Monreal; Nachet; Brieux 3; Pipping 2; MAD march, 1997; RSW. suggest correction
FERCHEL see Strebin und Ferchel. RSW. suggest correction
FERCHEL, JOSEPH Germany, fl.1841-47, MIM Equatorial Sundial = Drecker; Sundial, 1847 = DEU; Instrument = NYM; Geared Sundial = P. and S. 5/19/1896 = OXF. geared sundial invented by A. Zimmerman (P. and S.); Gunther said the opposite; may be the Ferchel in Strebin und Ferchel, which see. Evans 1; Gunther 6; RSW. suggest correction
FERCHNER, ANDREAS Austria, c.1750, MIM Celestial Globe on clock = WUP. copy of Roll clock in VIE. Vienna. RSW. suggest correction
FERDINAND II, GRAND DUKE OF TUSCANY Italy, c.1660, invented the sealed, alcohol thermometer. Middleton 4. suggest correction
FERDINAND, SIGNIFER Spain, 1633, MIM SIM Plane Table Compass and Circle, 1633 = D.(1968). Valencia. RSW. suggest correction
FEREARIUS see Ferrerius. suggest correction
FEREIUS see Ferrerius. suggest correction
FEREMITE, ANTOINE France, c.1620, MIM Antoine Férémité. Paris. Hamilton 2. suggest correction
FERENC, ELEKES Hungary, c.1850, MIM globe maker. Tooley. suggest correction
FERGUSON Cruciform Sundial = UTR. probably modern. RSW. suggest correction
FERGUSON, DANIEL Scotland; England, c.1771, apprenticed to George Linnell of the Spectaclemakers' Company in 1771. Edinburgh. Court and von Rohr 3(201). suggest correction
FERGUSON, JAMES 1 Scotland; England, 1710-76, MIM OIM made orreries, miniature globes with cases, "Astronoma Rotula" = RSM; several types of sundials, telescopes, etc; may be seen at the Banff Museum, KEN; FLO, NMM, NYM, ADL, RSM, VCW, etc. astronomer; lecturer; F.R.S., 1763; author; taught by Cantley. Banff; Edinburgh; Mortimer Street, London. Taylor 2(258); Calthrop; Ward 3; Wynter and Turner; NMM 2; DNB; DSB; H.C. King 2; Wynter 1; Stevenson; Yonge; Krogt 2; Clarke et al; ADL; RSW. suggest correction
FERGUSON, JAMES 2 Scotland; England, c.1765, son of James Ferguson 1; apprenticed to John Troughton 1 in the Grocers' Company in 1765. J. Brown 1. suggest correction
FERICHEL, JOSEPH MIM Sundial in watch, copper = P. and S. 4/21/1898. may be Ferchel. RSW. suggest correction
FERIEUS see Ferrerius. suggest correction
FERIEUS, JO. PAULUS see Gio. Paolo Ferreri. suggest correction
FERIGNY, J.F. 1736, MIM Inclinable Sundial, 1736 = FRA. amateurish. RSW. suggest correction
FERIN, AUGUSTO Portugal, MIM T.C. 70 Rua Nova do Almada, Lisbon. RSW. suggest correction
FERINA, VINCENZO Italy, pre-1765, MIM Horologium, wood pedestal = Goldschmied Coll. = NMM-Caird. initials P.G. added later. NMM 2; RSW. suggest correction
FERONI, ALEXANDER Ireland, fl.1809-10, PHIM barometer maker; 1809 directory showed his name as "Ferony." 49 Fleet Street, Dublin. Morrison-Low and Burnett. suggest correction
FERRARI, LORENZO Italy, fl.1813-24, MIM Astronomical Clock = X; Cannon Sundial = P. and S. 6/18/1894. also marked "Laurent". Parma. Morpurgo 1; Evans 1; Baillie 1. suggest correction
FERRARI, LUIGI Italy, MIM Magnetic Compass = ADL-M467. Fox 1; RSW. suggest correction
FERRAT, JEAN BAPTISTE PIERRE FRANCOIS France, c.1750, MIM NIM Level = CNAM; Repeating Circle = ECO. Jean Baptiste Pierre François Ferrat; possibly same as Ferat. Cloître Nôtre-Dame, Paris. Daumas 1; Paris 1900. suggest correction
FERREIRA, MANOEL Portugal, fl.1748-71, NIM Marine Compass, wood and paper, 1771 = HAA; Instrument, 1748 = PMM. HAA is in an octagonal, wooden painted box. Lisbon. Schück 2; Price 2; RSW. suggest correction
FERRERI, GIOVANNI PAOLO Italy; France, fl.1600-24, MIM Armillary Spheres = LEY (1600), NMM (1602, 1624). LEY has star points; NMM are from the Barbarini Coll.; also signed as "Jo. Paulus Ferrerius", "Jo. Paulus Ferieus", "Paolo Ferrero." Rome; Paris. Michel 3; NMM 2; USNM; Morpurgo 1; RSW; Globus, Dec. 1956 and 1957. suggest correction
FERRERIUS, JO. PAULUS see Giovanni Paulus Ferreri. suggest correction
FERRERO, PAOLO see Giovanni Paulus Ferreri. suggest correction
FERRET France, fl.1770-89, OIM lens maker; considered as a candidate for honor by the Royal Academy of Sciences. Paris. Daumas 1. suggest correction
FERRIER France, 18th Century, MIM Horizontal Sundial base = Soth. 12/19/66; Sundial Plate = Koller June 1967. aux Galeries, Paris. RSW. suggest correction
FERRIER, ANTOINE France, c.1820, PHIM Money Scales = La Rochelle 7/16/83, Versailles 4/17/83. "Balancier ajusteur". rue St. Roch n° 6 près la Fontaine, Paris. RSW. suggest correction
FERRIER, ANTOINE DU France, fl.1600-22, MIM Pocket Calendars, 1607 = P.C.; Sundial, silver, 1616 = NMM-Caird; Sundial in watch = BM; Astronomical Compendium, 1607 = van Heusen Coll. = LOS. set up by Henri IV in his workshop in the Louvre; clockmaker to Louis XIII; 1616 sundial modified by Butterfield; see Le Sieur de Ferrier; the center section of the compendium has been incorrectly reassembled. au Louvre, Paris. Michel 1 and 3; MADEX; USNM; RSW; Daumas 1; Nachet; Baillie 1; Thielmann. suggest correction
FERRIER, GUILLAUME France, fl.1620-22, MIM OIM Magnetic Azimuth Sundial = OXF; Sundial = Soth. 1/27/48. son of Antoine du Ferrier; worked for Descartes in an attempt to produce hyperbolic lenses. à la Gallerie, Paris. Michel 1 and 3; Daumas 1; Josten; Société Belge; Maison Française; RSW. suggest correction
FERRIER, JEAN France, c.1641, MIM OIM Quadrant = Académie royale des Sciences, Paris. in the 1641 inventory of the Académie; made microscopes with hyperbolic lenses. Paris. Daumas 1; A.J. Turner 10. suggest correction
FERRIER, LE SIEUR DE France, 1611, MIM Astronomical Compendium, 1611 = Warren Coll. (1928) = Soth. May, 1974 = D.(1976). Antoine du Ferrier?; dated "Nov. 21, 1611". Culver 1; Brieux 3. suggest correction
FERRIER, THORNTON England, fl.1817-23, PHIM barometer maker? father of William Thornton Ferrier? 34 Blackfriargate (1817); Queen Street (1822-23); both in Hull. Goodison 1. suggest correction
FERRIER, WILLIAM THORNTON England, fl.1826-51, PHIM Wheel Barometers = X. signed "W.T. Ferrier." 11 Queen Street (1826-42); 5 Nelson Street (1846-51); both in Hull. Goodison 1. suggest correction
FERRIG 1795, MIM Armillary Sphere, 1795 = X. surely Fenig. Evans 1. suggest correction
FERRIS, T. England, PHIM Stick Barometer = X. Poole. Goodison 1. suggest correction
FES, JOZE DA CRUS A see Crus. RSW. suggest correction
FESTE, L. England, PHIM Wheel Barometer X. Goodison 1. suggest correction
FETTANI, T. England, PHIM Wheel Barometer = X. Goodison 1. suggest correction
FEUCHERE, C.G. France, c.1800, PHIM Stick Barometer = D.(1989). RSW. suggest correction
FEVONY see Alexander Feroni. Morrison-Low and Burnett. suggest correction
FEYHEL, MARTIN Germany, fl.1578-80, MIM Hodometer, 1580 = DRE. Nürnberg; Augsburg; Dresden. Michel 3; Rohde; Nachet; Baillie 1; Beckmann; RSW. suggest correction
FEYKES, B. Holland, fl.1826-57, MIM Compass = WHI. Oude Teertuinen 42 (1826-52); Oude Teertuinen 133; both in Amsterdam. Mörzer Bruyns 2; RSW. suggest correction
FICK, A. Russia, 1829-1901, MIM Myograph = GMT. Maistrov 4. suggest correction
FICKLER Germany, c.1568, invented an astronomical compendium made by Nicholaus Rensberg. Basserman-Jordan 1. suggest correction
FIDLER, ROBERT England, fl.1805-13, MIM NIM OIM PHIM Mean Motion Orrery, 1813 = KEN; Orrery, 1805 = Dr. Pearson (1805); Sextant = DRE; Balances = KEN, Royal Institution; Barometer = X. 32 Wigmore Street, Cavendish Square, London. Taylor 2(1332); Daumas 1; KEN; Goodison 1; Britten; RSW. suggest correction
FIEBIG see Viebig. Zinner 1. suggest correction
FIEBIG, FRANCISCUS Germany; Hollandfl.1633-47, MIM Artillery Level, 1633 = BEK; Circumferentors = HAK, Königsberg Staat Kunstsammlung (1647), DEU, NUR; Graphometers = D.(1969), Copenhagen Rundturm; Celestial Globe, 1633 = BEK; Instrument, 1642 = P.C.; Geometry Set = KAS; Theodolite = D.(1969). Arnstadt; Cologne; The Hague. Zinner 1; Evans 1; Rizzi; RSW. suggest correction
FIEDLER, JOHANN, VON WESTIN Germany, 1752, MIM Protractor, 1752 = Christie 5/7/63-9. Dresden. RSW. suggest correction
FIELD AND CO. England, fl.1830-80?, MIM OIM PHIM Microscopes = Wellcome Museum, Phillips 4/20/83; Microtome = Phillips 11/16/88. probably the firm of first Robert and then George Field. New Street; Suffolk Street; both in Birmingham. Taylor 2(1845); Bryden 9; RSW. suggest correction
FIELD, CAPT. England, see Robert Field. RSW; Moskowitz 104. suggest correction
FIELD, GEORGE, AND CO. LTD. England, post-1850, NIM Compass in gimbals = FRK-N21. probably succeeded Robert Field. Birmingham. Frank. suggest correction
FIELD, JAMES England, 1805, MIM OIM billhead dated 1805. 2 Bond Street, Bath. Bryden 9. suggest correction
FIELD, JOHN England, fl.1787-1830, MIM OIM PHIM Microscope = X; Telescope = Soth. 4/22/65. T.C.; apprenticed to Edward Nairne in the Spectaclemakers' Company, 1779; freed in 1787; worked at the Royal Mint, 1804-1830; Master of the Company, 1799-1801, 1820-22. 74 Cornhill, (1791); His Majesty's Mint (1817-27); both in London. Taylor 2(833); Calvert 2; Clay and Court; Evans 1; Dewhirst; Crawforth 1; Court and von Rohr 3(213). suggest correction
FIELD, ROBERT England, c.1800, MIM OIM SIM Microscopes = WHI, Cranbrook Institute of Science, Mich.; Parallel Rules = SPL, OMM; Surveying Compass = Melun 4/24/83. parallel rules marked "Capt. Field's improved rule" and "Field Improved." 33 Navigation Street; 111 New Street, both in Birmingham. Bryden 9; Moskowitz 104; RSW; USNM; Taylor 2(1845). suggest correction
FIELD, ROBERT, AND SON England, c.1830, MIM OIM PHIM SIM Microscopes = FRK, CMY, P.C., Phillips 2/14/79, Christie 2/2/77; Surveyor's Compasses = Snowshill Manor, D.; Magnetic Compass = Versailles 11/20/83; Protractors = Soth. 12/13/65 and Christie 12/21/71; Stick Barometer = Phillips 9/10/86. often signed "R. Field and Son." 113 New Street, Birmingham. Bryden 9; G.L'E. Turner 24; Frank; USNM; Moskowitz 103; RSW. suggest correction
FIELD, W. England, c.1850, PHIM Stick Barometer = Christie-SK 2/26/88. Aylesbury. RSW. suggest correction
FIELD, WALTER England, 1777, MIM Slide Rule, boxwood, 1777 = BM. also marked "Mr. Cuthbertson" and "J. Sutton." Price 3; Ward 4. suggest correction
FIELD, WILLIAM England, c.1662, apprenticed to Thomas Aldus in the Joiners' Company on July 1, 1662. Crawforth 7. suggest correction
FIELOT, R., AND SON OIM Compound Microscope = Peron et Corsy, Melun 6/10/79. probably a misreading of "R. Field and Son." Birmingham. RSW. suggest correction
FIERET France, c.1620, MIM Sundial in lid of watch = X. Montpelier. Baillie 1. suggest correction
FIERI Portugal; England, c.1790, MIM see Magellan and Fieri. Lisbon; London. RSW. suggest correction
FIEUSET France, 18th Century, MIM Butterfield-type Sundial = Soth. 7/31/58; Mathematical Instrument Set = P.C.(1970). rue Grenetta, Paris. Troadec; RSW. suggest correction
FIGATELLI, G.M. Italy, c.1675, instrument designer. Weil 2(23). suggest correction
FILBRI, GERARD BERNARD ANTON Hollandfl.1769-1830, MIM Level, 1769 = LEY. made instruments for O. Canzius. Delft. Rooseboom 1. suggest correction
FILBRI, GERARD BERNARD HENDRIK Holland, 1811-83, OIM Lens, 1753 = DEU. 1753 entry must be a mistake. Delft. Rooseboom 1. suggest correction
FILBY, D. 1 Germany, fl.1750-60, NIM PHIM Sextants = Cabrillo Marine Museum, Long Beach, Cal. (1750, 1760), HAM; Octants = HAM, Soth.-B 3/2/79; Barometer = HAA; Compass Rose = Staatl. Navigationsschule, Hamburg. Hamburg. USNM; Schück 2; RSW. suggest correction
FILBY, D. 2 Germany, c.1840, NIM Sextant = P.C. O'Mara. suggest correction
FILFORD see Vandome, Filford and Co. suggest correction
FILIBERTO, EMANUELE Italy, fl.1570-75, MIM globe maker. Rome. Globus, Dec. 1956. suggest correction
FILINGER England, PHIM Wheel Barometer = X. Ely. Goodison 1. suggest correction
FILIPPO E HOVER Italy, c.1764, MIM Higgens 3. suggest correction
FINCH England, MIM SIM Circumferentor, case = P-B 9/24/38. may be I. Finch. which see. RSW. suggest correction
FINCH, I. England, c.1750, MIM Sector = Soth. 2/8/83. RSW. suggest correction
FINCH, JACOB England, c.1686, MIM apprenticed by turnover to Isaac Carver of the Clockmakers' Company on May 3, 1686. J. Brown 3. suggest correction
FINE, FRANCOIS France?, c.1500, MIM François Finé. Maddison 6. suggest correction
FINE, ORONCE France, 1494-1555, MIM Navicula, ivory, 1524 = POR = MPP; Astronomical Clock, 1553 = Bibliothèque Sainte-Geneviève, Paris. Oronce Finé; instrument designer and maker; author; navicula signed "Op. Orontii F. 1524." Briançon; Paris. Daumas 1; Michel 3; Nachet; Poulle 2; Moreux; Brusa 1; Portaluppi Cat.; RSW. suggest correction
FINLAY, ROBERT Scotland, fl.1846-50, MIM OIM PHIM 46 John Street (1846-47); 225 George Street (1848); 87 London Street (1849-50); all in Glasgow. Bryden 3; Clarke et al. suggest correction
FINLAY, WILLIAM Scotland, fl.1820-22, MIM 65 George Street, Glasgow. Bryden 3; Clarke et al. suggest correction
FINLAYSON, JOHN Scotland, 1743, MIM OIM SIM Compound Microscopes = RSM (1743), OXF; Telescopic Level, double = Soth. 10/5/90. Jacobite; Burgess and Guild Brother, 1743; may have been a Hammerman. Edinburgh. Bryden 3 & 4; Nichols; RSW. suggest correction
FINNEY AND LIDDLE Scotland, fl.1826-27, OIM Joseph Finney 2 and William Liddle. 3 North Bank Street, Edinburgh. Bryden 3. suggest correction
FINNEY, JOSEPH 1 England, 1708-72, PHIM Angle Barometers = X, Christie-G 6/30/92, KEN; Pyrometers = X(2); Metallic Thermometer = Burton Constable. Freeman of Liverpool, 1733; also made hygrometers and clocks; Christie barometer signed "J. Finney, Liverpool", walnut case; Joseph Finney 2 is probably son. Liverpool. D.N.B.; Antiquarian Horology, Sept. 1976; Fairclough; Elizabeth Hall; McConnell 1; RSW. suggest correction
FINNEY, JOSEPH 2 England; Scotland, fl.1770-1825, MIM OIM PHIM Angle Barometer = KEN; Micrometer Gauge = KEN; Elliptical Trammel = KEN; Dial Pyrometer = KEN; Stick Barometer = P.C. could be son of Joseph Finney 1; Edinburgh shop may be branch; all KEN instruments are part of George III Coll.; see Finney and Liddle. Liverpool; 5 Bank Street (1818); 3 North Bank Street, (1819-1825); both Bank Street addresses are in Edinburgh. Goodison 1; Taylor 2(1553); Daumas 1; Chaldecott 1; Bryden 3; Clarke et al; RSW; Tyler. suggest correction
FIORA, J. England, fl.1814-15?, PHIM Barometer = D.(1970); Wheel Barometers = X, Soth. 12/17/87. Signed "J. Fiora Nottingham"; the name also appears on clocks. Long Row?, Nottingham. Goodison 1; RSW. suggest correction
FIORENZA, FRANCISCO Italy, set of ivory tablets with designs of a fortress. Peter Brophy thinks the work is Flemish or Dutch. Milan. Brophy. suggest correction
FIORINI, MATTEO Italy, 1827-1901, MIM Terrestrial and Celestial Globes = Museo della Societa Geografica Italiana, Rome. Bologna. Maddison 7; Globus, Dec.1956. suggest correction
FIORINO, S.D. c.1835, PHIM Barometer = KAS. von Mackensen 1. suggest correction
FIORUZZI E BIANCHI Italy; France?, c.1820, PHIM Galvanometer = Dept. of Physics, U. of Parma. A. Fioruzzi and B. Bianchi 3 of Paris collaborated on this instrument used in Macedonio Melloni's lab. Piacenza; Paris? Brenni 1. suggest correction
FIORUZZI, A. Italy; France?, c.1820, PHIM see Fioruzzi e Bianchi. Piacenza. Brenni 1. suggest correction
FISCHER 1 England, 1783, MIM patented a pedometer in 1763. London. Baillie 1. suggest correction
FISCHER 2 USA, c.1850, MIM Hydrometer Set = Soth.-N.Y. 2/23/79. 58 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, Pa. RSW. suggest correction
FISCHER, JOHANN PAUL Germany, c.1840, MIM Heliochronometers = PRA, Soth. 11/16/87. Nürnberg? Zinner 1; Horsky and Skopova; RSW. suggest correction
FISCHER, N.C. Germany, 1781, MIM Mining Compass, 1781 = P.C.(1987). Saalfeld. RSW. suggest correction
FISCHER, PETRUS Denmark, 1591, MIM Perpetual Calendar, 1591 = ROS-66. pupil of Tycho Brahe. Rosenborg Castle Cat. suggest correction
FISH, ASA USA, MIM Gunter Scale = Streeter Coll. = MYS. Mystic, Conn. RSW. suggest correction
FISHER USA, c.1823, PHIM Barometer = Athenaeum of Philadelphia, Pa. may be Martin Fisher; also made thermometers and other philosophical instruments. Philadelphia, Pa. USNM. suggest correction
FISHER, EBENEZER England, c.1725, MIM apprenticed to Joseph Smith 1 of the Clockmakers' Company on March 4, 1717 for eight years; free of the Company on Oct. 4, 1725. London. J. Brown 3. suggest correction
FISHER, JAMES USA, fl.1846-53, PHIM also made chemical apparatus. 58 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, Pa. USNM. suggest correction
FISHER, JOHN 1 England, c.1776, apprenticed to Richard Rust in the Grocers' Company in 1776. J. Brown 1. suggest correction
FISHER, JOHN 2 USA, c.1790, MIM made an astronomical clock in 1790. Yorktown, Pa. Prime; USNM. suggest correction
FISHER, JOSEPH USA, fl.1849-53, MIM PHIM Philadelphia, Pa. USNM. suggest correction
FISHER, MARTIN USA, c.1791, PHIM made glass instruments, barometere, thermometers, etc; succeeded Alloysius Ketterer; see Fisher. Race Street, Philadelphia, Pa. Middleton 1; Bedini 1 and 8; USNM. suggest correction
FISHER, THOMAS USA, c.1846, MIM made an astronomical device; won an award for it in 1846. Philadelphia, Pa. USNM. suggest correction
FISHWICK, C. England, c.1839, MIM NIM OIM Naval Quay, Hull. Taylor 2(2127). suggest correction
FITCH, JOHN 1 England?, c.1770, MIM Protractor = X. Haviland. Price 2 (1964). suggest correction
FITCH, JOHN 2 USA, c.1793, improved the traverse board with "The Columbian Ready Reckoner", 1793. Philadelphia, Pa. Bedini 8. suggest correction
FITCHETT, EDWARD England, c.1804, apprenticed to Michael Dancer in the Joiners' Company on Nov. 20, 1804. Crawforth 7. suggest correction
FITTON, ALEXANDER Ireland, fl.1780-87, MIM NIM OIM PHIM Hadley's Quadrant, 1780 = P.C. worked with Francis Fitton. 36 Grafton Street; 60 Paul Street (1787); both in Cork. Taylor 2(834); Brewington 1; Jannasch; Morrison-Low and Burnett. suggest correction
FITTON, ALEXANDER AND FRANCIS Ireland, fl.1784-87, MIM NIM 36 Grafton Street, Cork. Taylor 2(834). suggest correction
FITTON, FRANCIS Ireland, fl.1784-87, MIM NIM Hadley's Quadrant, 1784 = PEA. worked with Alexander Fitton. 36 Grafton Street (1784); 36 Paul Street (1787); both in Cork. Taylor 2(834); Brewington 1; NMM 1; Morrison-Low and Burnett. suggest correction
FITZ, HENRY, JR. USA, 1803-63, OIM Lens, ten-inch, achromatic = ADL-A207; twelve-inch Objective = P.C.; Refracting Telescopes = USNM, U. of Michigan, Allegheny Observatory. first important telescope maker in the U.S.A. 508 Fourth Street, New York, N.Y. USNM; Howell; Multhauf 2; ADL; RSW. suggest correction
FITZGERALD, KEANE England, fl.1765-75, PHIM Metallic Thermometer = X. designed a new wheel barometer; author. Taylor 2(478); Chaldecott 4; Middleton 1. suggest correction
FITZGERALD, MICHAEL Ireland, c.1820, MIM Sullivan's Quay, Cork. Morrison-Low and Burnett. suggest correction
FITZGERALD, WILLIAM England, c.1801, NIM invented a marine level instrument. Grey's Inn, Middlesex, London[?]. Taylor 2(1122). suggest correction
FITZROY, ADMIRAL ROBERT England, 1805-65, designed a new scale for barometere and a new shock-proof barometer for naval ships, both after 1850. London. Goodison 1; Middleton 1; G.L'E. Turner 24. suggest correction
FIXLMILLNER, PLACIDUS Austria, 1721-91, MIM SIM Graphometer, 1766 = KRM. Kremsmünster. Zinner 1; Rabenalt. suggest correction
FLACK, RICHARD England, c.1749, apprenticed to Edward Roberts 1 in the Joiners' Company on May 2, 1749. Crawforth 7. suggest correction
FLAMENT France, 19th Century, MIM Set of Drawing Instruments = Christie-NY 10/24/83. the French curve is marked "3614 Bte. S.G.D.G." Paris. RSW. suggest correction
FLAMSTEED, JOHN England, 1646-1719, MIM Mural Quadrant (with Abraham Sharp), 1688-1689 = NMM. The first Astronomer Royal; author. Greenwich. Taylor 1(318); Daumas 1; Nachet; Howse 1. suggest correction
FLANAGAN, PATRICK Ireland, 1824, MIM 13 Fishamble Street, Dublin. Morrison-Low and Burnett. suggest correction
FLANTIN, ETIENNE France, c.1608, MIM instrument maker to Henry IV. au Louvre, Paris. Daumas 1. suggest correction
FLECHET, P. France, MIM Heliochronometer = Musée Lombard, Geneva. Paris. RSW. suggest correction
FLECHET, P.,ET CIE. France, c.1850, MIM Heliochronometer = USN. "Ingénieur". 5 Rue Nve. Pr. Augustin, Paris. Evans 1; RSW. suggest correction
FLECHEUX, ABBE France, c.1780, MIM Tellurium = DPW; Loxocosme = P.C. Abbé Flecheux; invented the "Loxocosme" to demonstrate the motions of the earth. Brieux 2; A.J. Turner 10. suggest correction
FLEETWOOD, RICHARD England, c.1793, MIM apprenticed to John Browning 1 in the Grocers' Company on Mar. 7, 1793. London. J. Brown 1. suggest correction
FLEMING, JOHN England, 1842-47, MIM 41 Brick Lane (1842); 191 St. George Street (1847); both in London. O'Mara. suggest correction
FLETCHER Scotland, MIM Pair of Globes, small = D.(1983) = RSM. "Fletcher's Celestial Globe" also appears on a globe made by W. and A.K. Johnston. Clarke et al; RSW. suggest correction
FLETCHER, J., AND SON England, OIM T.C.; opticians; made chronometers and watches. 148 Leadenhall Street, London. RSW. suggest correction
FLETCHER, M., AND SON England, c.1850, PHIM Marine Barometer = VNN; Stick Barometer = Hutchinson-Scott Auctioneers, 6/14/94. Stick barometer signed "Fletcher and Son, London." 95 Leadenhall Street, London. RSW. suggest correction
FLIEGER, KASPAR Germany?, c.1750, MIM Pair of Globes = Prague Observatory. Society of Jesus. Zinner 1; Globus, June 1963. suggest correction
FLINDELL, JOHN England, c.1782, OIM was turned over to George Ribright of the Spectaclemakers' Company in 1775; free of the Company in 1782. Court and von Rohr 3(206). suggest correction
FLINT, HENRY England, c.1701, MIM apprenticed to Walter Henshaw of the Clockmakers' Company on Feb. 3, 1701. J. Brown 3. suggest correction
FLINT, THOMAS England, fl.1826-48, MIM NIM OIM Octant = KEN. 9 High Street (1826-31); 31 Whitefriars Gate; 34 Whitefriars Gate (1835-48); all in Hull. KEN; Taylor 2(2128). suggest correction
FLOCKHART, ANDREW England, fl.1811-23, PHIM Stick Barometer = X. barometer signed "Flockhart Covent Garden, London." 5 King Street, Covent Garden, London. Goodison 1. suggest correction
FLORENT, ARNOLD see Langren. ART. suggest correction
FLORENT, ARNOLD, FILIUS see Langren. Belgian Inv. suggest correction
FLORENT, JACOB see Langren. Belgian Inv.; Globus, Dec. 1957. suggest correction
FLORIANUS, ANTONIUS Italy, fl.1545-55, MIM Terrestrial Globe Gores, 1555 = N.Y. Public Library. Udine. Yonge. suggest correction
FLOTTMAN Germany, c.1700, MIM Protractor = Soth. 10/4/77 = P.C. Berlin. A.J. Turner 10; RSW. suggest correction
FLOUTRIERES, PIERRE DE France, c.1619, Floutrières; designed sundials; author. Paris. Goldschmidt Cat. suggest correction
FLOWER, CHRISTOPHER 1 England, c.1650, MIM successor to Thomas Flower. in the Bulwarke by the Tower, London. Taylor 1(237); NMM 1. suggest correction
FLOWER, CHRISTOPHER 2 England, 1653-93, MIM OIM employed by William Spencer 1 in early 1671; apprenticed, 1671, in the Spectaclemakers' Company; free of the Company, 1678. Bishopsgate Street, London (1693). Taylor 1(237); Evans 1; Dewhirst; NMM 1; Court and von Rohr 3(43). suggest correction
FLOWER, GEORGE England, c.1682, MIM apprenticed by turnover to James Atkinson 1 of the Clockmakers' Company on July 4, 1670; free of the Company, July 3, 1682. London. J. Brown 3. suggest correction
FLOWER, JOHN England, fl.1712-57, MIM OIM son of Christopher Flower 2; free of the Spectaclemakers' Company by Patrimony, 1712; Master of the Company in 1735. NMM 1; Court and von Rohr 3(81). suggest correction
FLOWER, MARY England, fl.1693-97, MIM OIM widow of Christopher Flower 2; mother of John Flower; managed husband's shop. Bishopsgate Street, London. Court and von Rohr 3(68). suggest correction
FLOWER, SAMUEL England, MIM made small Gunter's quadrant. Taylor 1(217). suggest correction
FLOWER, THOMAS England, 1642-97, MIM succeeded by Christopher Flower 1; engraved scales; his sign suggests that he made sundials. Sign of the Dyall in the Bulwarke by the Tower, London. Taylor 1(201); Evans 1. suggest correction
FLOWER, W. England, c.1646, MIM made gunnery instruments described in William Eldred's book. The Bulwarke by the Tower, London. Taylor 1(217). suggest correction
FLOWER, WILLIAM England, c.1768, clergyman; invented a type of slide rule; author, 1768; John Bennett 2 made the slide rule. A.J. Turner 10. suggest correction
FLUDD, ROBERT England, 1574-1637, designed instruments including a geometrical staff and combination barometer and thermometer. Oxford; London. Taylor 1(93); Weil 2; Gunther 2. suggest correction
FOBIS, PIERRE DE France, fl.1535-65, MIM Armillary Sphere with clock = VIE; Astronomical Clock, 1535 = X. globe maker. Lyon. Michel 3; Bertele 1; Globus, June 1963; Brieux 2. suggest correction
FOCARD, JACQUES France, c.1546, designed astrolabes; author. Lyon. Weil 2(27). suggest correction
FOCINI, BERNARDO see Bernardus Facini. suggest correction
FOEF MIM Diptych Sundial, wood = Pugsley Sale. "No. 5." RSW. suggest correction
FOEHR, JAN CORNELISZ VON Holland?, 1770, NIM Octant, 1770 = HAK. RSW. suggest correction
FOERING see Pleis, Foering and Thudium. suggest correction
FOGGED, LUCAS USA, c.1850, OIM Telescope = Maritime Museum of British Columbia. USNM. suggest correction
FOIRET France, c.1850, OIM Parabolic Reflector = D. Paris. Moskowitz 103. suggest correction
FOKKENBERG, J.D. Holland, 1777, OIM Microscopes = KEN (1777), CRI. Utrecht. Rooseboom 1; Gunther 2; KEN. suggest correction
FOLE, ROBERT 1 England, c.1667, MIM one of nineteen instrument makers admitted to the Clockmakers' Company in 1668. J. Brown 1; Clay and Court. suggest correction
FOLE, ROBERT 2 misreading for "Jole." Clay and Court. suggest correction
FOLETTI, MICHAEL England, fl.1844-60, PHIM barometer and thermometer maker. 88 Curtain Road (1844-46); 4-5 Bateman's Row (1847-49); 64 Banner Street (1851-52); 89 Old Street (1853-60); all in London. Goodison 1. suggest correction
FOLGER, GIDEON USA, OIM Spyglass = Maria Mitchell Science Library, Nantucket, Mass. Nantucket, Mass. RSW. suggest correction
FOLGER, WALTER, JR. USA, 1765-1849, MIM OIM Astronomical Clock, Mariner's Compasses, Telescope = Foulger Museum, Nantucket, Mass. scientist, astronomer, philosopher, Member of Congress, State Senator. Nantucket, Mass. Bedini 1; USNM; RSW. suggest correction
FOLIE, A.P. 1796, MIM Garden Sundial, small, 1796 = D. RSW. suggest correction
FOLKES, MARTIN England, 1690-1754, OIM designed a Cuff-type microscope with a micrometer. Nachet. suggest correction
FOLLI, P. FRANCESCO Italy, 1624-85, PHIM Hygrometer = FLO-2434. Poppi. Bonelli 1 & 5. suggest correction
FOND, SIGAUD DE LA France, 1730-1810, worked on the plate electrical machine, 1771. A.J. Turner 10. suggest correction
FONDRINIER see Fourdrinier. Hamilton 2. suggest correction
FONETES MIM Pillar Sundial, wood = DPW. RSW. suggest correction
FONTAINE, DE England, c.1800, PHIM Wheel Barometer = Soth.-S 1/25/89. RSW. suggest correction
FONTAINEMOREAU, PIERRE ARMAND Scotland, c.1844, Le Comte de Fontainemoreau; he invented a new type of barometer. Skinner's Place, Sise Lane, Edinburgh? Practical Mechanic and Engineer's Magazine, Vol.IV, p.56. suggest correction
FONTANA 1 England, PHIM Wheel Barometer = X. Wycombe. Goodison 1. suggest correction
FONTANA 2 England, see B. Fontana; Bulla, Grassi and Fontana; Grassi and Fontana. Exeter. Goodison 1. suggest correction
FONTANA, B. England, fl.1830-56, PHIM Wheel Barometer = X. signed "B. Fontana Exeter". Cowick Street, St. Thomas, Exeter. Goodison 1. suggest correction
FONTANA, B. AND J. England, PHIM Wheel Barometer = X. Kettering. Goodison 1. suggest correction
FONTANA, E. England, PHIM Wheel Barometers = X, Soth.-S 4/24/87. High Wicombe. Goodison 1; RSW. suggest correction
FONTANA, FELICE Italy, 1730-1805, OIM PHIM Balance Barometer = FLO. earliest known director of Grand Duke Léopold's Museum which is now the Museo di Storia della Scienza in Florence; used spider silk for cross lines in a level with two telescopes that he built; also made thermometers. Florence. Bonelli 5; Michel 1 & 3; Daumas 1; Morpurgo 1; Boffito; Italian Inv.; Bedini 8; Knoefel; Middleton 1. suggest correction
FONTANA, FRANCESCO Italy, fl.1580-1656, OIM claimed to have invented a telescope in 1608, and a microscope in 1618; author; mentioned by Bonani in 1690 as an instrument maker. Naples. Offenbacher 22; Nachet; Weil 2(19); Clay and Court. suggest correction
FONTANA, G. England, PHIM Wheel Barometer = Soth.-S 10/19/89. see Fontana 1 and E. Fontana. High Wycombe. RSW. suggest correction
FONTANA, G.B. Italy, c.1590, MIM Celestial Globe = Schloss Ambras, Innsbruck. Globus, Nov. 1954. suggest correction
FONTANI see Fontana. Bell 2; Goodison 1. suggest correction
FONTANI, M. England, c.1850, PHIM Wheel Barometers = X, Phillips 9/10/86. High Wycombe. Goodison 1; RSW. suggest correction
FONTEYNE, LA France, 1645, MIM Sundial, compass in butt of pistol = Wallace Coll.-A1182, London. Mourgues. Cousins. suggest correction
FONZONOLE, ROUX France, OIM Microscope = D. Paris. Brieux 3. suggest correction
FOORD, RICHARD England, c.1660, MIM apprenticed to Walter Hayes in the Grocers' Company; free of the Company in 1660. J. Brown 1. suggest correction
FOPPES, WYTZE Holland, 1707-78, MIM NIM OIM Trigonometric Instruments = P.C. (1751), LEY (1757); Telescope, Gregorian = Eisinga's house, Franeker; Reflecting Circle = AMST; Telescopes, reflecting = Auctions, 1906 and 1910. Rooseboom puts "Dongjuma" in parentheses after the surname; also made microscopes. Leeuwarden. Rooseboom 1; Mörzer Bruyns 1 & 2; RSW. suggest correction
FORBIN see Fortin. Gunther 2. suggest correction
FORD, GEORGE 1 England; USA, fl.1811-42, MIM NIM SIM Hadley's Quadrant = D.(1970). either he or his son, George Ford 2, was a clockmaker. West King Street, Lancaster, Pa. Bedini 1 and 17; Smart 1; Moskowitz 101. suggest correction
FORD, GEORGE 2 USA, c.1842, MIM NIM SIM succeeded his father, George Ford 1, in 1842. Lancaster, Pa. Bedini 1 and 17; Smart 1. suggest correction
FORD, HENRY England, c.1724, free in the Spectaclemakers' Company, 1724. Crawforth 7. suggest correction
FORD, J. England, c.1800, NIM Sextant = Soth. 2/1/79; Octant = OXF; Hadley's Quadrant = PRA. may be John Ford, which see. London. Taylor 2(1123); Horsky and Skopova; RSW. suggest correction
FORD, JOHN England, c.1813, MIM apprenticed to John King 2 in the Grocers' Company, 1802; turned over to John Browning 1 of the Grocers' Company in 1805; free of the Company in 1813. J. Brown 1. suggest correction
FORD, ROBERT England, c.1730, MIM apprenticed to Simon Cade of the Clockmakers' Company on Sept. 7, 1730. J. Brown 3. suggest correction
FORDHAM, THOMAS England, c.1776, PHIM Wheel Barometer = X. barometer signed "Fordham." Bishops Stortford. Goodison 1. suggest correction
FOREST, J. France, c.1850, MIM Terrestrial Globes = Versailles 11/20/83 (3), Melun 4/28/83, Soth.-B 9/12/73, D.(1972), Gersaint, La Rochelle 7/20/96; Celestial Globe = D.(1972); Terrestrial Globe, miniature = Versailles 4/24/83. some of the globes are marked "Trazada por J. Forest Ingenioro Geografo." Paris. Moskowitz 104; RSW. suggest correction
FOREST-DUCHESNE, NICOLAS France, 1639, designed a sector with sights and socket, 1639; author. Daumas 1. suggest correction
FORIANO, FRA FRANCESCO DE Italy, 1743, OIM Microscope, 1743 = ROM. Bonelli 4. suggest correction
FORLANI, PAOLO DI see Paulus de Furlanis. Woodward 1; RSW. suggest correction
FORNELLI see Mastaglio, Fornelli and Molteni. Taylor 2(2179); Goodison 1. suggest correction
FORNETH England, c.1820, PHIM Wheel Barometer = Christie-SK 11/21/95. Sheffield. RSW. suggest correction
FORRE AND CO. England, c.1790, PHIM Stick Barometer = D.(1970). London. RSW. suggest correction
FORREST England, PHIM Stick Barometer = X. Goodison 1. suggest correction
FORSTER see Graham and Forster. suggest correction
FORSTER, CLEMENT England, fl.1682-94, MIM PHIM Sector = D.(1994). apprenticed to Henry Wynne of the Clockmakers' Company on Aug. 29, 1670; free of the Company, July 3, 1682; took apprentices; barometer maker. at Mr. Davis's, near Painter's Coffee House, Salisbury Court, Fleet Street, London (1694). J. Brown 3; Taylor 1(345); Goodison 1; Coffeen X (1994). suggest correction
FORSTER, DANIEL England, 1733, NIM Davis Quadrant, 1733 = Versailles 11/19/79. Wapping, London. RSW. suggest correction
FORSTER, HANS Germany?, MIM Dividers = NUR-WI242. RSW. suggest correction
FORSTER, SAMUEL England, designed an equatorium, made by Anthony Thompson. North 2. suggest correction
FORSTER, WILLIAM England, fl.1630-74, MIM Calendar = NMM-Gabb Coll. pupil of William Oughtred in 1630; designed a protractor. Red Bull over against St. Clement's Churchyard, outside Temple Bar, London. Taylor 1(164); Rabone 1. suggest correction
FORSTHOFF, JOHANN WILHELM Germany, c.1700, PHIM Money Balance = Soth. 6/25/68. RSW. suggest correction
FORSYTH, WILLIAM England, MIM Slide Rule, single, wood = RSM. RSW. suggest correction
FORTIER France, fl.1725-60, MIM Astronomical Clocks with Armillary Spheres = Wallace Collection (1763), Getty Museum, P.C. Paris. Connaissance des Arts, 1975. suggest correction
FORTIN ET HERMANN France, c.1830, PHIM Pneumatic Apparatus = USNM; Hygrometer = USNM; Porosity Apparatus = USNM. Nicolas Fortin. Paris. USNM; Middleton 4; Daumas 1. suggest correction
FORTIN, AUGUSTIN France, fl.1768-80, MIM Astronomical Clock = NMM; Terrestrial Globes = Schuhmann-96 (1770), CNAM (1769, 1770, 1780), NMM (1770)(2); Celestial Globes = ADL-A262 (1780), CNAM (1770, 1780), Drouot 11/6/67; Pair of Globes, 1780 = D.(1970); Armillary Spheres = D.(1974), VEO, Hispanic Society, New York, N.Y.; Planispheres = P.C., ADL-DPW53 (1768); Planetarium = D.(1974). "Ingénieur pour les globes et sphères"; Yonge gave first address. Mouchy-la-V. (Oise); chez le S. Fortin, rue de la Harpe, Paris. Brieux 3; Bonelli 4; Italian Inv.; Daumas 1; Nachet; MADEX; Wynter 1; Stevenson; Yonge; ADL; RSW. suggest correction
FORTIN, ETIENNE France, c.1785, MIM OIM made large astronomical instruments. Paris. A.J. Turner 10. suggest correction
FORTIN, JEAN NICHOLAS France, 1750-1831, MIM NIM PHIM Barometers = CNAM, FLG, GMT; Air Pump, 1780 = FLO; Air Pump = CNAM; Spherometer = CNAM; Repeating Circle = CNAM; Balance = WHI. the foremost precision instrument maker in Paris of his era, he made chemical apparatus and precision balances for Antoine Lavoisier; developed a portable cistern barometer; Yonge thought he made the Hispanic Society armillary sphere. rue Saint Honoré; rue de la Sorbonne; rue de la Montagne-Sainte Geneviève; all in Paris. Daumas 1; Brewington 1; Bonelli 1 & 4; Maistrov 4; Brieux 1; G.L'E. Turner 24; Italian Inv; J.A. Bennett 2; Middleton 1; Yonge. suggest correction
FORTIN, LE SIEUR see Augustin Fortin and Jean Nicholas Fortin as both used this title. Daumas 1. suggest correction
FORTIN, LOUISE France, c.1793, MIM worked with her father, Augustin Fortin; globe maker. Paris. Daumas 1. suggest correction
FOSANELLI, PETER England, PHIM Wheel Barometer = X. Bishops Castle. Goodison 1. suggest correction
FOSSE-E-O MIM Proportional Dividers, wood and metal = USNM. the hyphens indicate illegible letters. USNM. suggest correction
FOSSELL, DAVID England, PHIM Angle Barometer = X. Hinckley. Goodison 1. suggest correction
FOSTER England, 19th Century, MIM Floating Sundial, ivory = P.C. marked "Magnetic Sun Dial." RSW. suggest correction
FOSTER AND CAMMACK England, OIM Telescope, 4-draw = FRK-TL98. Liverpool. Frank. suggest correction
FOSTER, CHARLES England, PHIM Angle Barometer = Christie 12/8/76. Halifax. RSW. suggest correction
FOSTER, CLEMENT see Clement Forster. suggest correction
FOSTER, DANIEL England, NIM a copy of a mariner's compass signed "Daniel Foster" was made and signed by L.C. Eichner of New Jersey, for the Mayflower II. near Wapping Old Stairs, London. Taylor 1(351); RSW. suggest correction
FOSTER, EDWARD England, fl.1777-85, MIM Planetarium, 1777 = X. also a clock maker. Carlisle. Bryden 9. suggest correction
FOSTER, JAMES 1 USA, pre-1838, MIM OIM PHIM partner with L.T. Wells as Wells and Foster 1. Cincinnatti, Ohio. USNM. suggest correction
FOSTER, JAMES 2 USA, 1814-73, MIM PHIM SIM Solar Compass = Oregon State Logging Museum, Klamath Falls.; Surveyor's Compasses = Abraham Lincoln Museum, Springfield, Il., D.(1978). see also "Wells and Foster" 2 and "James Foster Jr. and Co." Fifth and Race Street, Cincinnatti, Ohio. (1852-73). Smart 1; RSW. suggest correction
FOSTER, JAMES, JR. AND CO. USA, 1814-73, MIM PHIM SIM Transit = Ohio State Museum, Columbus; Surveying Chain= D.(1991). James Foster 2. Baltimore, Md (1814-38); Cincinnati, Ohio (1838-73). Smart 1; Coffeen 35. suggest correction
FOSTER, JOHN 1 England, c.1690, MIM apprenticed to Daniel Quare 1 of the Clockmakers' Company in 1680; free of the Company on Jan. 20, 1690. London. J. Brown 3. suggest correction
FOSTER, JOHN 2 Englandc.1693, MIM apprenticed to Nathaniel Smith of the Clockmakers' Company on May 3, 1693; free of the Company, April 4, 1726. J. Brown 3. suggest correction
FOSTER, JOHN 3 England, c.1726, MIM apprenticed to his father, John Foster 2 (or 1) of the Clockmakers' Company on Aug. 1, 1726. J. Brown 3. suggest correction
FOSTER, JOHN 4 England, c.1797, apprenticed to Joseph Stutchbury in the Joiners' Company on July 4, 1797. Crawforth 7. suggest correction
FOSTER, JOHN 5 England, fl.1830-37, MIM NIM OIM Sextant, ebony = Soth. 10/28/86. T.C. 70 Sparling Street; 43 Sparling Street; 33 Strand Street. all in Liverpool. Taylor 2(1849); Brewington 1; RSW. suggest correction
FOSTER, JOSEPH England, c.1728, MIM apprenticed to his father , John Foster 2 (or 1), of the Clockmakers' Company on Aug. 6, 1728. J. Brown 3. suggest correction
FOSTER, ROGER 1 England, c.1650, MIM Horary Quadrant = D.(1969). this instrument was later modified with a radius arm to serve as a surveying quadrant; it was used for survey work in New England, c.1750. USNM; RSW. suggest correction
FOSTER, ROGER 2 France?, c.1790, MIM Horary Quadrant = Soth. 3/10/87. RSW. suggest correction
FOSTER, SAMUELL England, fl.1619-52, designed a type of sector that was made by Anthony Thompson 1; designed and made other instruments and sundials; professor of Astronomy at Gresham College; author; see S.F. Coventry. Calvert 2; Taylor 1(139); Weil 2(15); Brusa 1. suggest correction
FOSTER, W. England, fl.1685-90, MIM Perpetual Calendars = BM(3) one dated 1685, OXF (1690). Gunther 2; Price 3; Ward 4. suggest correction
FOSTER, W.T. England, NIM Octant = Christie 12/17/75. Ramsgate. RSW. suggest correction
FOUCALT, JEAN BERNARD LEON France, 1819-68, OIM PHIM Philosophical Instrument = POB; Telescope = Observatoire de Marseilles (2). Jean Bernard Léon Foucalt; designed microscopes for daguerreotypes; designed pendulum to show motion of the earth; invented a gyroscope in 1852. Paris. Nachet; Trois Siècles; G.L'E. Turner 24; Maynent. suggest correction
FOUCHE see Fourché. suggest correction
FOUCHY, MR. GRANDJEAN DE France, fl.1732-69, invented the micrometer scale which was added by Le Maire Fils in 1741 to the telescopic quadrant, ADL-M186, which had been made by Philippe Claude Lebas, c.1675; Fouchy was a member of the Académie Royal des Sciences. Paris. Engelmann 1; Fox 1; Ronfort 1; Daumas 1; ADL; RSW. suggest correction
FOUCQUIER, ANTHOUNE France, fl.1587-89, MIM SIM Sundial, ivory, 1587 = Peyrot Coll.; Circumferentor, 1589 = DEU. Evans 1; Price 2. suggest correction
FOUITIE, MME. DE France?, OIM Telescope, 4-draw = FRK-T154. Frank. suggest correction
FOULLON France, 18th Century, MIM Rule, folding, ivory = Koller 11/17/75. RSW. suggest correction
FOULLON, ABEL France, 1513-65, invented the holometer for surveying; author; director of the Mint for Henri II. Paris. Michel 3; Boffito; Weil 2. suggest correction
FOURCHE France, fl.1780-1810, MIM Measures = CNAM; Money Balance = TPD. Fourché; measures marked "l'an V". rue de la Ferronnerie, Paris. Daumas 1; Nachet; RSW. suggest correction
FOURDRINIER France, pre-1672, MIM SIM Graphometer = FIN-240 = ADL-N33; Gnomonic Instrument = X. Paris. Nachet; A.J. Turner 10; ADL; RSW. suggest correction
FOUX Holland, 1752, MIM SIM made surveying instruments; went to Leyden in 1752. De Clerq. suggest correction
FOWLER, F. England, MIM Table Sundial = Musée Lombard, Geneva. London. RSW. suggest correction
FOWLER, JOHN 1 England, c.1709, OIM apprenticed to John Yarwell in the Spectaclemakers' Company; free of the Company, 1709. The Globe, Sweetings Alley, London. Robischon. suggest correction
FOWLER, JOHN 2 England, fl.1720-39, MIM PHIM SIM Universal Ring Sundials = P.C., D.(1964), Soth. 11/23/59; Azimuth Compass = NMM; Sundial, 1737 = OXF; Sundial = Christie-SK 4/17/86; Protactor = D.(1996); Universal Sundial = D.(1995). apprenticed to Thomas Cooke 1; T.C.; made slide rules, thermometers, etc. at the Globe in Swithin Alley by the Royal Exchange; at the Globe in Sweeting's Alley by the Royal Exchange (1737); both in London; [may be one address]. Taylor 2(174); Calvert 2; Dewhirst; Evans 1; Baillie 1; RSW; Gunther 2; Daumas 1; Clay and Court; NMM 2; J.A. Bennett 2; Coffeen 49 and 55. suggest correction
FOWLER, JOHN WILLIAM England, c.1753, apprenticed to John Morgan 2 in the Joiners' Company on Jan. 9, 1753. Crawforth 7. suggest correction
FOWLER, T. England, c.1700, MIM Azimuth Compass = SWE. Royal Exchange, London. RSW. suggest correction
FOWLER, WILLIAM England, 1738, NIM Backstaff, 1738 = P.C. RSW. suggest correction
FOWLES England, c.1676, MIM made Townley-type micrometer which Flamsteed gave to Gian Domenico Cassini, c.1676. London. A.J. Turner 10. suggest correction
FOWLT, JOHN England, c.1737, apprenticed to Robert Cole 1 in the Stationers' Company; turned over to John Farmer 2 in the Joiners' Company, June 7, 1737. Crawforth 7. suggest correction
FOX England, PHIM Dip Circles = X. Cornwall. McConnell (1984). suggest correction
FOX, E. England, PHIM Wheel Barometer = X. may be Edmund Fox or earlier E. Fox recorded by Baillie; barometer signed "E. Fox Ely and Soham." Ely and Soham. Goodison 1; Baillie 1. suggest correction
FOX, EDMUND England, c.1850, PHIM barometer maker? see E. Fox. Broad Street, Ely. Goodison 1; Baillie 1. suggest correction
FOX, H. England, c.1800, PHIM Stick Barometer = D.(1975). scale plate etched (?). Wakefield. RSW. suggest correction
FOX, JOSEPH England, c.1801, apprenticed to Mrs. Martha Rust in the Grocers' Company, 1801. London. J. Brown 2. suggest correction
FOX, ROBERT WERE England, fl.1831-48, designed a dipping needle and a terrestrial magnetism measuring instrument. Falmouth, Cornwall. Taylor 2(1850). suggest correction
FOXON, WILLIAM England, 1772, invented a hydrometer, or mechanical log, 1772. Deptford. Wynter and Turner. suggest correction
FOY France, OIM Spyglass = FRK. optician. Galerie Vivienne No. 59A, Paris. Frank. suggest correction
FPLEGER, CHRISTOPH HUDIER 1629, MIM Protractor, 1629 = STU. RSW. suggest correction
FRADER, DIDAE, SATDAN 1511, MIM Vertical Sundial, 1511 = P. and S. 2/9/1897. RSW. suggest correction
FRAENKEL, H.H. Holland, 19th Century?, PHIM Stick Barometer = Auction, 1975. Groningen. Mörzer Bruyns 2. suggest correction
FRAGET, F. Francec.1850, MIM Theodolite = P.C. (1987). marked "Constucteur." Paris. RSW. suggest correction
FRAIDEL see Raidel. suggest correction
FRAMBOTTI, PAOLO Italy, c.1649, MIM Sector = X. Padua. Nachet. suggest correction
FRAN:US, P. PETRUS, DE WILLEVEAUX see Willeveaux, P. Petrus Fraa~:us de. Engelmann 1; ADL; RSW. suggest correction
FRANCESCO DI PADUA Italy, owner of many fine instruments made for him by Erasmus Habermel; badge was three rose bushes. RSW. suggest correction
FRANCHETTA England, MIM Alidade = CYM. Manchester. RSW. suggest correction
FRANCIS, BULMER England, fl.1731-74, MIM apprenticed to Richard George on April 5, 1709; turned over to Richard Hutchinson, of the Clockmakers' Company; free of the Company; took apprentices. London. J. Brown 3. suggest correction
FRANCIS, E.G. England, fl.1836-42, OIM Microscope = CRI. Gunther thought it was 92 Berwick Street. 82 Berwick Street, Soho, London. O'Mara; Gunther 2. suggest correction
FRANCIS, GEORGE England, fl.1828-42, MIM OIM PHIM 103 Regent Street (1828-29); 93 Berwick Street; both in London. O'Mara; Taylor 2(1851); Nachet. suggest correction
FRANCIS, JM. USA, c.1820, PHIM Stick Barometer, mahogany = Sack. 13 Dock Street, Philadelphia, Pa. I. Sack Brochure 29, 10/1/76. suggest correction
FRANCIS, LAWRENCE C. USA, fl.1844-83, PHIM Barometers = Soth.-PB pre-1980, Atwater Kent Museum and Franklin Institute, Philadelphia, Pa.; Stick Barometer = Philadelphia Maritime Museum, Pa.; Barometer and Thermometer = D.(1957). signed "L.C. Francis." Fetter Lane, Philadelphia, Pa. USNM; RSW. suggest correction
FRANCISCI D'ESPANA Spain, 1692, MIM Astrolabe, 1692 = ROM. Francisci d'España; ICA-501. Bonelli 4; Price 1; ICA 2; Bedini 12; RSW. suggest correction
FRANCISCI DI VECTIOSI Italy, 1577, MIM Astrolabe-Quadrant, 1577 = P. and S. 6/18/1894-34 = BMR; Quadrant, 1577 = OXF. P. and S. signed "Opus." Gunther 6; RSW. suggest correction
FRANCISCUS DE SALUIS Italy, 1682, MIM Drawing Compass, 1682 = ADL-M75. "Franciscus de Saluis Roman. fecit Neap. 1682." Rome; Naples. Engelmann 1; ADL; RSW. suggest correction
FRANCISCUS DI CREMONA Italy, 1638, MIM Dividers, 1638 = Istituto di Fisico, Padua. Cremona. Italian Inv. suggest correction
FRANCISCUS DI VITIOLI see Francisci di Vectiosi. Société Belge; Belgian Inv. suggest correction
FRANCK, CAROLUS Austria, 1732, MIM Horizontal Sundial = ADL-M256; Universal Ring Sundial, 1732 = ADL-DPW45. Zinner and Michel thought he was c.1680. Vienna. Zinner 1; Michel 3; Engelmann 1; ADL; RSW. suggest correction
FRANCK, JOHAN FREDERICK 1643, MIM SIM Protractor with sights = SKO; Surveying Instrument Set = SKO; Horizontal Sundial, 1643 = SKO. sundial is for 50° latitude. Price 2; RSW. suggest correction
FRANCO, CARLO Italy, c.1653, MIM SIM Horizontal Sundial = LIE; Graphometer = X. Milan. Michel 3. suggest correction
FRANCOIS France, c.1750, MIM Carpenter's Square = ADL-M99. "François." Engelmann 1; ADL; RSW. suggest correction
FRANCOIS, A. LE France, MIM Instrument = KEN. "A. Le François." 174 Galerie de Valois, Palais Royal, Paris. RSW. suggest correction
FRANCOIS, GILBERT France, pre-1767, OIM Microscope, silver = Davila Sale 11/12/1767, Paris. François. Frick Library, New York City; RSW. suggest correction
FRANCONE, JOANNES 1779, MIM Nachet. suggest correction
FRANK, HEI Germany, c.1830, MIM Diptych Sundial, wood = Lempertz 4/28/61; Diptych Sundial, wood, leather and paper = WHI. only initial of first name can be read on WHI. Bryden 16; RSW. suggest correction
FRANKE Austria, MIM made various mathematical instruments. Vienna. USNM. suggest correction
FRANKE, JOHANN FRIDERICH Germany, fl.1640-43, MIM Proportional Compass, 1640 = VIE; Graphometer, 1642 = VIE; Set of Surveying Instruments, 1643 = SKO; Mining Compass = P.C. the 1640 octant also shows the name "Benjamin Bramer"; Franke was the Warden of the Castle and the Commandant of Plassenburg. Plassenburg bi Kulmbach. Zinner 1; Price 2; Michel 3 & 14; RSW. suggest correction
FRANKEN, JOHANN FRIEDRICH see Johann Friderich Franke. suggest correction
FRANKHAM AND WILSON England, fl.1856-60, PHIM barometer makers; see Richard and Henry Frankham. London. Goodison 1. suggest correction
FRANKHAM, RICHARD AND HENRY England, fl.1829-55, PHIM Marine Barometer = Gloucester Museum; Barometer = Soth. 7/15/66. also made thermometers; see Frankham and Wilson. 12 Wilson Street, Grays Inn Road, London. Goodison 1; RSW. suggest correction
FRANKIN, THOMAS see Thomas Franklyn. J. Brown 1. suggest correction
FRANKLIN 1 England, 19th Century, PHIM Wheel Barometer = X; Stick Barometer = Christie-SK 4/17/86. St. Anne's Place, Manchester. Goodison 1; RSW. suggest correction
FRANKLIN 2 England, PHIM Wheel Barometer = Soth.-S 10/19/89. 44 High Street, Bloomsbury. RSW. suggest correction
FRANKLIN AND CO. England, MIM OIM PHIM Wheel Barometer = Soth.-S 4/24/87. T.C. N°. 20 St.Ann's Square, Manchester. Calvert 2; RSW. suggest correction
FRANKLIN, BENJAMIN USA, 1706-90, MIM PHIM Electrical Machine = Library Company, Philadelphia; Lodestone, 1729 with Franklin's name = Soth. 12/8/69. scientist, author, diplomat; he invented many philosophical instruments. Boston, N.E.; Philadelphia, Pa. RSW; etc. suggest correction
FRANKLYN, THOMAS England, fl.1716-19, MIM member of the Stationers' Company; he took over John Farrer and James Howell as apprentices in 1716 and 1719, respectively, from Joseph Harrison of the Grocers' Company. London. J.Brown 1. suggest correction
FRANKS, A. England, 19th Century, OIM Microscope, compound binocular = Christie-SK 4/17/86. Manchester, Southport and Hull. RSW. suggest correction
FRANKS, ABRAHAM England, c.1830, OIM Hick Street, Newcastle-under-Lyme. Taylor 2(1852). suggest correction
FRANSZ, PIETER Holland, c.1629, MIM Amsterdam. Rooseboom 1; Daumas 1. suggest correction
FRANZ, JOH. GEORG Germany, fl.1790-1808, MIM Celestial Globes = Eisenach Thüring Museum (1790), Gotha Landsbibliothek (1804), VNL, DEU, Regensburg Hofbibliothek, VIT; Terrestrial Globe, 1808 = NUR. Nürnberg. Zinner 1; Globus, Nov. 1954, June 1962. suggest correction
FRANZ, JOSEPH, S.J. Czechoslovakia, 1756, developed a precision rule in 1756. Czech. Inv. suggest correction
FRANZ-LX, IORGE Belgium?, 1593, MIM Sundial, 1593 = LIE. Michel 9; Belgian Inv. suggest correction
FRANZEL, FERD. RUDOLF Germany, 1749, MIM Celestial Globe, 1749 = Schiller's House, Weimar. Zinner 1. suggest correction
FRANZI, FELIX Holland, 18th Century, PHIM Barometer, walnut = Christie April, 1978. Amsterdam. Mörzer Bruyns 2. suggest correction
FRASCATORO, GIROLAMO Italy, made a Copernican equatorium. North 2. suggest correction
FRASCOLI, ANTONIO Italy, 1866, PHIM Wheel Barometer, 1866 = Linceo Giulio Beccaria, Milan. Milan. Middleton 1. suggest correction
FRASER England, fl.1789-1815, MIM NIM OIM PHIM SIM wide range of instruments that may be seen in many museums including sextants, barometers, telescopes, various types of sundials, pedometers, a magnetic compass dated 1789, etc. William Fraser or perhaps his son; see Fraser and Son; "Optician to His Majesty." 3 New Bond Street, London. Taylor 2(835); Goodison 1; Evans 1; Whipple 1; Gunther 6; RSW; G.L'E. Turner 24; Wynter and Turner; Price 3; Ward 4; RSW; Coffeen 14; Bryden 16. suggest correction
FRASER AND SON England, 1799-1815, MIM PHIM SIM Box Sextant = Christie 2/16/69; Theodolites = D.(1972), Soth. 11/9/70; Stick Barometers = X, Soth. 7/21/87. William Fraser and his son; taken over by Hawks Grice, 1815, and by Edward Dixey in 1817. New Bond Street, London. Taylor 2(835); Goodison 1; G.L'E. Turner 24; Dewhirst; RSW; Clay and Court; Moskowitz 103. suggest correction
FRASER, A. AND H. England, c.1825, MIM OIM Spyglass, six-draw = Soth. 11/9/70; Sundial = Chriatie-SK 11/19/87. London. RSW. suggest correction
FRASER, ALEXANDER Scotland, fl.1840-70, MIM Garden Sundial, 1840, stone = Bredisholm. sundial maker; mason. Gatty; Somerville. suggest correction
FRASER, J.G. England, owner; "J.G. Fraser, R.N." marked on a sextant in the Frank Coll. RSW. suggest correction
FRASER, JOHN England, c.1681, MIM Equatorial Sundial = SPI-2818. apprenticed to Edward Eyston in the Clockmakers' Company, 1681. London. Taylor 1(528); Michel 3; Ernst; Evans 1; Britten; RSW. suggest correction
FRASER, W.M. England, c.1775, MIM sold Wright's celestial globes; probably a misreading for Wm. Fraser. New Bond Street, London. Soth. 11/20/70. suggest correction
FRASER, WILLIAM England, fl.1785-1815, MIM OIM Spyglass = KEN; Balance = Wallington Museum, Northumberland; Hodometer = Chelsea Fair (1973); Air Pump = P.C.; Level = X; Circular Slide Rule = P.C. T.C.; instrument maker to King George III; "Optical and Mathematical Instrument Maker to H.R.H. the Prince of Wales"; see "Fraser" and "Fraser and Son." Ferguson's Head, 3 New Bond Street; 31 New Bond Street; both in London. Taylor 2(835); Dewhirst; Clay and Court; Crawforth 1; RSW; Moskowitz 103; Delehar 9. suggest correction
FRASI, FREDERICK MIM Sun Compass = NMM-D.22. NMM 2. suggest correction
FRASSY England? France?, c. 1850, MIM Sector, wood = ADL-M498. in centimeters. ADL; RSW. suggest correction
FRATELLI, BIANCHY see Bianchy. suggest correction
FRAUENHOFER, JOSEPH VON Germany, 1787-1826, OIM Telescopes = STT, VIT, DRE; Spectroscope = DRE; Transit = STT. made the most important telescopes of his era; joined Reichenbach and Liebherr in 1807; firm was Reichenbach, Utzschneider und Liebherr, 1807-14; was Utzschneider und Liebherr 1814-24; was Utzschneider und Frauenhofer, 1824-26; Frauenhofer built his own optical glass factory in Benedictbeuren Stift; his greatest contributions were in the field of spectroscopy. Munich; Benedictbeiren. Daumas 1; Nachet; Drechsler 2; Pipping 1 & 2; G.L'E. Turner 24; Repsold; RSW; J.A. Bennett 2. suggest correction
FRAZER 1 England, fl.1785-88, MIM Pedometers = CLO, P.C. might be William Fraser. London. Baillie 1; RSW. suggest correction
FRAZER 2 England, c.1800, PHIM Stick Barometer = Soth.-Sussex 9/18/86. London. RSW. suggest correction
FRAZER, WILLIAM England, c.1825, OIM 94 Wardour Street, London. Taylor 2(1557). suggest correction
FREAUN, A.R. France, 1842, MIM Celestial Globe, 1842 = MAN-I164. Paris. Garcia Fraanco 1. suggest correction
FRECOT France, c.1780, PHIM Barometer = Museum of Natural History, Paris. Frécot. 89 rue de la Harpe, Paris. Daumas 1. suggest correction
FREDENSBURG, C. Germany, this entry does not appear in Zinner, although the entry "B.E." says "see C. Fredensburg." Zinner 1. suggest correction
FREEMAN England, PHIM Wheel Barometers = X. 25 Great Warner Street, Clerkenwell, London. Goodison 1. suggest correction
FREEMAN AND NEW England, PHIM T.C.; scalemakers. Leadenhall Street, London. Calvert 2. suggest correction
FREEMAN, HENRY England, fl.1817-38, MIM OIM PHIM Taylor 2(1336a). suggest correction
FREEMAN, HENRY WILLIAM England, fl.1828-40, MIM 3 Curtain Road (1828-29); 3 New Inn Yard, Curtain Road (1840); both in London. O'Mara; Crawforth 6. suggest correction
FREEMAN, S. England, c.1900, Water Clock, 1642 = MYS. surely modern, by Birmingham firm. Gloucester. RSW. suggest correction
FREEMAN, T.G. England, NIM Sextant = Soth. 6/8/70. RSW. suggest correction
FREEMAN, THOMAS England, c.1698, MIM apprenticed to Cornelius Harbert of the Clockmakers' Company on Sept. 6, 1686; turned over to Thomas Meades, also of the Clockmakers' Company; free of the Company, July 4, 1698. London. J. Brown 3. suggest correction
FREER, JOHN England, 1646, MIM Garden Sundial, 1642 = D.(1979). London. RSW. suggest correction
FREMINVILLE France, c.1790, OIM Telescope, wood = A-P 3/15/76. Fréminville; made telescopes for the army. rue du Bacq, No. 628; Gros Caillou (c.1790); both in Paris. Daumas 1; RSW. suggest correction
FREMOY, C.G. DU Austria, 18th Century, MIM Equatorial Clock, geared = SLM. also signed "Frenoy." Salzburg. Evans 1. suggest correction
FRENCH, JAMES England; USA, 1788, NIM Davis Quadrant, 1788 = MYS. brother of Samuel French; may have been owner. Providence, R.I. USNM; Price 2; D.J. Warner 8; RSW. suggest correction
FRENCH, SAMUEL c.1788, brother of James French. RSW. suggest correction
FRENCH, SANTIAGO JAMES MOORE England, fl.1810-44, PHIM Wheel Barometers = X; Stick Barometer = X. instruments signed "French Royal Exchange." 14-15 Sweetings Alley, Royal Exchange (1822-39); 80 Cornhill (1840-44); both in London. Goodison 1. suggest correction
FRENOY see Fremoy. suggest correction
FRERSZ, JOHANN EGGERICH Germany, 1666, MIM SIM Case of Instruments, 1666 = KAS; Theodolite = BER; Cicumferentor = KAS. Zinner thought him Frers; may be same as Johann Eggerich, which see. Gottigen; Cologne. Zinner 1; RSW. suggest correction
FRESNEL, AUGUSTIN JEAN France, 1788-1827, developed new microscopes; invented a special lens for lighthouse lamps; author. Nachet; G.L'E. Turner 24. suggest correction
FREY, FRANZ 1757, MIM Sundial, square, 1757 = P. and S. 6/8/1894. RSW. suggest correction
FREY, MARTIN Germany, c.1590, MIM the inscription, "Martin Frey Regenpure 1590", appears on a universal equinoctial hanging sundial c.1480 at OXF. Regensburg. Maddison 6; Evans 1; Gunther 1 and 6. suggest correction
FRIC, JOSE AND JAN Czechoslovakia, c.1850, MIM SIM Theodolite = MOS. Prague. Novokshanova-Soklovskaja; Hynie. suggest correction
FRIED, GEY see Seyfried. Bonelli 1. suggest correction
FRIEDRICH Germany, MIM SIM Circumferentor = P. and S. 4/3/1894; Alidades = P. and S. 11/12/1894(2). Evans 1 listed him as Friedrichy. Berlin. Evans 1; RSW. suggest correction
FRIEHER, JOH. GEORG Germany, c.1600, MIM SIM Surveying Instrument = LUN. Zinner 1. suggest correction
FRIEND England, c.1850, MIM River Current Meter = P.C.; Depth Sounder, No. 322 = D.(1987). sounder marked "Patentee." Southampton. Coffeen 15; RSW. suggest correction
FRIES, A. Italy, OIM Telescope = Christie 12/16/69. "Ottica." RSW. suggest correction
FRIES, FREDERIC Holland, fl.1791-92, PHIM made philosophical instruments for van Marum. Haarlem. G.L'E. Turner 7 and 24. suggest correction
FRIESE, H. Germany, 18th Century, MIM Sundial, wood = BEK. Berlin. Evans 1. suggest correction
FRIESSFELDT, HANS Germany, c.1555, MIM Diptych Sundial = Liegnitz Stadtmuseum. compass maker; Master in 1555; sundial signed "HANS FR__ NFELT NERMBERG FACIEBAT"; Zinner spelt him as Frueinsfeldt. Nürnberg. Zinner 1; Gouk 1. suggest correction
FRIEZ, JULIEN P., AND SON USA, c.1900, MIM Compass, with sights = Michigan Historical Society, Lansing, Mich. also marked "Delagrave et Cie. Editeur, Paris." Belfort Observatory, Baltimore, Md. RSW. suggest correction
FRIGERIO, G. England, PHIM Wheel Barometer = Soth. 2/28/80. may be same as J. Frigerio. 281 High Holborn, London. RSW. suggest correction
FRIGERIO, J. England, PHIM Wheel Barometer = X. London. Goodison 1. suggest correction
FRISI, GEO. L. Italy, 1794, MIM Quadrant, ivory, 1794 = OXF. latitude 45°28'. Evans 1; Gunther 2. suggest correction
FRISIUS, GEMMA Gemma Frisius (Gemma of Friesland). RSW. suggest correction
FRISIUS, NEPOS GEMMAE see Gualterus Arsenius, nephew of Gemma Frisius. USNM; RSW; van Ortroy 2. suggest correction
FRIST 1578, MIM Polyhedral Sundial, 1578 = MUN. "Frist, Kurlze dout ewigist Bedenck das end zeit laub't behend." RSW. suggest correction
FRISY see Gemma Frisius. suggest correction
FRITH England, post-1826, OIM Telescope, two-draw = FRK-T134. see Peter Frith and Co. London. Frank. suggest correction
FRITH, PETER England, fl.1820-62, OIM Microscope, drum = D.(1986). signed "P. Frith." London. Coffeen 13. suggest correction
FRITH, PETER, AND CO. England, fl.1820-c.66, MIM OIM SIM Telescope, post-1826 = PEA. also made microscopes; T.C. Sheffield; 28 Cursitor Street (1826); 5 Bartlett's Buildings, Holborn (1866), factory; both in London. Taylor 2(1557a); Brewington 1; USNM; Calvert 2; Coffeen 13. suggest correction
FRITZ, KARL Germany, c.1750, PHIM Steelyard = USNM. Bonn. USNM. suggest correction
FROBERG, SVEN Sweden, 1782, MIM Fröberg. Uppsala. Sidenbladh. suggest correction
FRODSHAM England, 19th Century, MIM Map Measurer = KEN. Kingsgate Street, Red Lion Square, London. KEN. suggest correction
FRODSHAM AND BAKER England, fl.1809-49, PHIM John Frodsham and Baker. Kingsgate Street (1809-23); 33 Gracechurch Street (1823-); both in London. Britten. suggest correction
FRODSHAM AND KEEN England, c.1840, MIM NIM Sextant = Soth. 6/16/75. T.C.; chronometer and watch makers. 9 St. George Crescent; 17 South Castle Street and East Side Salthouse Dock; all in Liverpool. Brewington 1. suggest correction
FRODSHAM, CHARLES England, 1811-70, MIM PHIM Barometer = K. and C. 5/14/75. apprenticed to his father, William James Frodsham, in the Clockmakers' Company; free of the Company in 1845; F.R.S.; successor to Arnold (1843) and to B.L. Vulliamy (1854); brother of John and Henry Frodsham. London. Poggendorff; USNM; Pipping 1; Britten; Clifton 1. suggest correction
FRODSHAM, G. England, 19th Century, PHIM Stick Barometers = X and K.and C. 5/14/75. 84 Strand, London. Goodison 1; RSW. suggest correction
FRODSHAM, HENRY, JR. England, fl.1835-56, MIM NIM OIM PHIM Telescope = MYS; Octant = WHI; Stick Barometers = Soth. 2/19/87, VNN; Marine Barometer = NOR; Sympiesometer = D.(1961); Sextants = D.(1976), D.(1997). his instruments are often signed "H.Frodsham"; brother of Charles and John Frodsham. 38 Castle Street, Liverpool; Change Alley, Cornhill, London. Taylor 2(1558); Price 2; Bryden 9; Clifton 1; Coffeen 56. suggest correction
FRODSHAM, JOHN England, 1785-1849, PHIM Wheel Barometer =X. member of the Clockmakers' company, 1822; livery of the company in 1830; partner with Baker, 1809-49 as Frodsham and Baker. Kingsgate Street (1809-23); 33 Gracechurch Street (1823-); both in London. Goodison 1; Baillie 1; Britten. suggest correction
FRODSHAM, WILLIAM JAMES England, fl.1800-38, MIM OIM see Parkinson and Frodsham. Taylor 2(1403). suggest correction
FROGGATT, SAMUEL England, fl.1827-46, MIM OIM PHIM still listed as "Optician" in the 1846 Directory. 14 Kirby Street, Hatton Garden (1822-29); 27 Bridgehouse Place, Newington Causeway and 13 Charterhouse (1840); all in London. Taylor 2(1559); O'Mara. suggest correction
FROGGATT, THOMAS England, fl.1822-30, OIM Walkmile, Pickle; Savile Street; both in Sheffield. Taylor 2(1560). suggest correction
FROLANDER, ANDERS Sweden, b.1733, MIM Frölander was apprenticed to J.Z. Steinholtz in 1760. Pipping 1. suggest correction
FROMENT, PAUL GUSTAVE France, 1815-64, MIM NIM OIM PHIM SIM Microscope = BIL; Surveying Instrument, 1850 = P.C.; Electrical Machine = D.; Marine Compass = D. student at the Ecole Polytechnique, Paris (1835-37); showed in the Great Exhibition of 1851 in London. 5 rue Ménil/Montant, Paris. Poggendorff; USNM; G.L'E. Turner 24; Brieux 2; Purtle; Paris-1900; J.A.Bennett 2. suggest correction
FROMOND 1784, OIM Microscope, small, 1784 = Liceo Ginnasio D. Manin, Cremona. Italian Inv. suggest correction
FROST England, c.1777, MIM rule maker; may be W. Frost. Great Charles Street, Birmingham. Bryden 9. suggest correction
FROST AND ADAMS USA, 1835-1935, MIM SIM Transit-Level = P.C. founded in 1835; incorporated in 1895; the Makepeace Company bought Frost and Adams in 1931; artists' supplies; sold surveying instruments under the name of Frost and Adams; successors to Whipple; see Frost and Adams Co; the transit-level was marked "Yankee No. 155." Boston, Mass. Smart 1 and 2; Bedini 6; RSW. suggest correction
FROST AND ADAMS CO. USA, MIM Rule, wood = ADL-W119. see Frost and Adams. Boston, Mass. ADL; RSW. suggest correction
FROST AND WITHNOLL England, fl.1767-70, MIM W. Frost and T. Withnoll; successors to Wood and Lort; rule makers; authors. Litchfield Street (1767); 14 Litchfield Street (1770); both in Birmingham. Bryden 9; Taylor 2(591). suggest correction
FROST BROS. England, c.1850, MIM Rope-maker's Gauge = OXF. patent rope-makers. London. RSW. suggest correction
FROST, NOAKES AND CO. England, PHIM Frost, J. Noakes and Co. Goodison 1. suggest correction
FROST, W. see Frost and Withnoll. Taylor 2(591). suggest correction
FROTHERINGHAM, SAMUEL England, d.1745, invented a metallic thermometer. Holbeach, Elloe Holland, Lincolnshire. Chaldecott 2; Britton. suggest correction
FROWD England, PHIM Wheel Barometer = X. Hemel Hempstead. Goodison 1. suggest correction
FRUEINSFELDT, HANS see Hans Friessfeldt. Zinner 1; Gouk 1. suggest correction
FRUTOLF Germany, d.1103, MIM Benedictine monk; made sundials. Bamberg. Zinner 1. suggest correction
FRY, J. England, 1742, MIM Slide Rule, boxwood, 1742 = Soth. 2/2/76. in the Old Bailey, London. RSW. suggest correction
FRYE AND SHAW USA, fl.1837-45, MIM NIM PHIM SIM Marine Barometer = MYS; Stick Barometer = John C. Freeman (1845); Marine Compasses = PMS, D.(1983); Octants = P.C.(2); Surveying Compasses = Huntington Historical Society, N.Y., D.(1935), Skinner 6/28/83; Theodolite = P.C. (1987). Addington D. Frye and Robert Ludlow Shaw; USNM entry says that Huntington instrument is dated 1780. 222 Water Street, New York, N.Y. USNM; Smart 1; Coffeen D; Hague; Warner 12; RSW. suggest correction
FRYE, ADDINGTON D. USA, fl.1836-48, MIM NIM see Frye and Shaw. 222 Water Street (1836-37); 33 Pike (1844-48); both in New York, N.Y. Smart 1. suggest correction
FRYE, JOSEPH USA, 1712-94, MIM SIM Surveying Compass = USNM. this instrument was used by Frye and may have been made by him. Fryeburg, Me. Smart 1; Bedini 8. suggest correction
FUCHS Germany, 1577, MIM Astrolabe, 1577 = Gillingham Coll. = P.C. ICA-273; for 50° latitude. Zinner 1; Price 1; ICA 2; Michel 3; RSW. suggest correction
FUCHS, M. Germany, c.1817, PHIM Barometer = DRE; Electrical Machine, 1817 = DRE. Leipzig. Drechsler; RSW. suggest correction
FUCHS, M.C.B. Germany, 18th Century, MIM Celestial Globe = MUN. Zinner 1. suggest correction
FUCHS, THOMAS Germany; Sweden, fl.1706-45, MIM Gunner's Scale, 1706 = STT. Uppsala. Pipping 1 & 2. suggest correction
FUGGER Germany, MIM Pillar Sundial, "rock crystal" and silver, 1560 = TIM. the sundial has a parchment calendar inside; the instrument may not be as old as the marked date would indicate. RSW. suggest correction
FUHRMANN, ELIAS ADAM Germany, 1750, MIM Sundial, stone, 1750 = P. & S. 11/21/1894. Evans 1. suggest correction
FULBY, P. Germany, NIM Octant = De Young Museum, San Francisco, Ca. probably D. Filby. Hamburg. USNM. suggest correction
FULIGATTI, GIULIO Italy, c.1617, MIM S.J.; designed sundials; author of "De gli Horivoli a sole", dedicated to Don Cosmo II Gran Duca di Toscana IIII, Ferrara, 1617. Cesena. RSW. suggest correction
FULLER 1 England, c.1820, OIM made a microscope in the form of a book. Norwich. Taylor 2(1561); Nachet; Clay and Court. suggest correction
FULLER 2 England, PHIM see Caltenback, Fuller and Co. 77 Blackman Street, Borough, London. RSW. suggest correction
FULLER, J. England, MIM Level = Soth. 7/15/63. Ipswich. RSW. suggest correction
FULLER, JOHN E. USA, fl.1845-47, MIM Time Telegraph, with Calculator, 1845 = WHI; Circular Slide Rule, Palmer-Type = P.C. invented a circular slide rule, "The Time Telegraph" to figure the number of days between any two dates; patented in 1845; bought out Aaron Palmer and improved Palmer's slide rule by adding his rule to the back of the instrument in 1847; Delehar thought he was George Fuller. Boston, Mass. G.L'E. Turner 24; Delehar 9; RSW. suggest correction
FULLER, JOSEPH England, fl.1832-34, MIM PHIM 2 St.James' Walk, Clerkenwell, London. Taylor 2(1856); O'Mara. suggest correction
FULLER, MR. England, fl.1678-85, MIM invented "a little Cross-Staff." A.J. Turner 1 & 2. suggest correction
FULLER, SAMUEL Ireland, c.1732, wrote a book on globes. Dublin. Clay and Court. suggest correction
FULLONE see Foullon. suggest correction
FULLWOOD, BARBON England, c.1785, PHIM Wheel Barometer = Soth. 3/7/75. Holborn, London. RSW. suggest correction
FULTON, J. USA, MIM Garden Sundial = Atwater Kent Museum, Phiadelphia, Pa. RSW. suggest correction
FULTON, J.L., AND CO. USA, PHIM Scale, beam = Soth.-PB pre-1980. New York, N.Y. RSW. suggest correction
FUNCK, CHRISTLIEB BENEDICT Germany, 1736-87, MIM Globe, paper covered, 1780 = SLM; Terrestrial Globe, 1785 = DRE. Christlieb Benedict Funck von Hartenstein, professor of physics. Leipzig. Grötzsch 1; RSW. suggest correction
FUNCK, JOH. MICHAEL Germany, 1725, MIM Diptych Sundial, cardboard, 1725 = BAU. Erfurt. Zinner 1. suggest correction
FUNCKLER, F.W. Holland, fl.1849-60, PHIM Aneroid Barometer = TEY. won a gold prize at the 1849 Paris Exposition; see Logeman en Funckler. Haarlem. G.L'E. Turner 7 and 24. suggest correction
FURLANIS, PAULUS DE Italy, c.1590, MIM Terrestrial Globe, silver = WHI. map maker; sometimes signed "Paolo Forlani"; engraved plate of quadrant for Fabritio Mordente's book. Verona. Whipple 1; O. Brown 3; Woodward 1; RSW. suggest correction
FURST, PAULUS Germany, c.1622, engraving of an astrolabe signed "M. Francisci Ritteri Noribergensis Paulus Fürst excudit" = OXF (Gunther 288); Fürst also designed a horizontal sundial. Nürnberg. Price 1; Gunther 1; Lunardi. suggest correction
FURSTALLER, JOSEF JAKOB Austria, 1730-75, MIM Terrestrial Globe = Studienbibliothek, Salzburg. Fürstaller. Bramberg and Salzberg. Globus, Oct. 1953, Nov. 1954, Dec. 1956, June 1963. suggest correction
FURSTLE Fürstle; see Johann Paul Kraus. Zinner 1. suggest correction
FURTENBACH, MARTIN Germany, 1535, MIM Armillary Sphere, 1535 = Raymond Fugger (1535). Zinner 1. suggest correction
FURTTENBACH, JOSEPH Germany, pre-1771, MIM Fürttenbach; invented and made skaphe sundials (drawing). Portaluppi; Nedoluha. suggest correction
FUSARIUS, FRANCISCUS Italy, 1637-1638, MIM Sectors = OXF (1638), ADL SD-2 (1637). ADL one (viewed by RSW in P.C. 1977) is Guidobaldo-type; OXF has steel points. Cremona. Evans 1; RSW. suggest correction
FUSELLI Italy, NIM Compass in gimbals = D.(1976). Genoa. RSW. suggest correction
FUSORIS, JOHANNE France, c.1365-1436, MIM Astrolabes = OXF (ICA-192, 194, 196), CNAM-19544, NOR, BAR, GIL, DPW (ICA-193b), RSM-1947/27, ADL-M27 (ICA-199), FIN (ICA-193) = Landau = ADL-W264, ANM (ICA-460), BRS (ICA-568), NMM (ICA-337), University of Wroclaw, D.(1993); Mars plate for Equatorium, 1400, = P.C. Fusoris astrolabes, though not signed, are so well documented by Poulle that identification is certain. Giraumont; Paris. Poulle 1 & 6; Michel 2; Price 1; Gunther 1; Simoni; Polish Inv.; A.J. Turner 10; DSB; Engelmann 1; ADL; RSW. suggest correction
FUSS, NICHOLAS Germany, c.1774, designed a microscope. Nachet. suggest correction
FUSSEN Germany, Füssen. Bobinger 5. suggest correction
FUSSES, NIZZAER Germany, c.1600, MIM Rule = DRE. Nürnberg. Drechsler. suggest correction
FUTTEL, THOMAS see Thomas Tuttell. Daumas 1. suggest correction
FYFE, S.H. Scotland, NIM Compass in gimbals = FRK-N3 = RSM. Glasgow. Frank; Clarke et al. suggest correction
FYOT, F.M. England, c.1785, invented a "cyclometer" and a graphometer. 33 Compton Street, Soho, London. Taylor 2(836). suggest correction

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