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Signature Maker Info Instruments Comments Location References Suggest Correction
L'ADMIRAL, JACOB see Admiral, Jacob L'. RSW. suggest correction
L'ALLEMAN, DIDIER France, fl.1677-78, MIM made a celestial globe in 1677-78; mentioned in the Royal Society's Philosophical Transactions XII, p. 895; watchmaker. Paris. Evans 1. suggest correction
L'AMAND, R. France, c.1720, MIM Diptych Sundial, wood = Evans Coll. Dieppe. Evans 1. suggest correction
L'ASNE, MICHEL see Michael Asinus. Nachet; RSW. suggest correction
L'ETANG see Etang. suggest correction
L'HOSTE, JEAN France, fl.1616-31, MIM Terrestrial Globes, 1616 = Bibliothèque de l'Institut de France et de la Musée Lorrain, Nancy; Celestial Globes = Bibliothèque de l'Institut de France (1617) et de la Musée Lorrain (1618). mathematician and author; sometimes signed "Johannes L'Hoste." Nancy. Bonacker; RSW. suggest correction
L'ISLE, DE see Isle, de l'. suggest correction
L. 1 Germany, 1741, OIM Solar Microscopes, 1741 = DRE (2). Hans Löser, Reichsgraf. Zinner 1; Drechsler 2. suggest correction
L. 2 Germany, see L.A.E. Maurice 1; RSW. suggest correction
L.A.E. Germany, MIM Polyhedral Sundial, stone = DEU. might also be marked "L." (2). Maurice 1; RSW. suggest correction
L.A.K. Germany, 1733, MIM Diptych Sundial, ivory, 1733 = NMM-D.141 Leonhard Andreas Karner; for latitude 48°; see "L.K." 1. Augsburg. NMM 2; Gouk. suggest correction
L.B. England, NIM Nocturnals, wood = CMY, etc. when found on English nocturnals, L.B. stands for "Little Bear." RSW. suggest correction
L.D.B. USA?, 1785, NIM Backstaff, 1785 = Maine Historical Society, Portland Me. Bedini thought it was 1776. Bedini 14; RSW. suggest correction
L.G. Germany, 18th.Century, MIM Augsburg-type Sundial = Christie 6/23/64. L. Grassl or L. Gräf. Augsburg. Bobinger 2. suggest correction
L.G.M. Germany, 18th Century, MIM Augsburg-type Sundial = P. & S. 5/19/1896. probably a misreading of "L.T.M." RSW. suggest correction
L.H. France, MIM String-gnomon Sundial in medallion = Libert et Castor 4/28/82. might be the owner's initials. RSW. suggest correction
L.I.S. 1646, MIM Horizontal Sundial, 1646 = NOR. RSW. suggest correction
L.J.M. Germany, 18th Century, MIM Augsburg-type Sundials = P. & S. 3/20/1896 and 5/19/1896. probably a misreading of "L.T.M." RSW suggest correction
L.K. 1 Germany, fl.1728-30, MIM Diptych Sundials, ivory, = Galerie am Neumarkt 10/19/72 = Kugel (1730), Drout 4/7/87 (1728). the mastermark is a glove with cuff; see L.A.K.; see Leonard Andreas Karner. Nürnberg. Gouk; RSW. suggest correction
L.K. 2 Germany, 18th Century, MIM Equatorial Sundial = PRA. Augsburg. Zinner 1. suggest correction
L.K.G. Germany, 1631, MIM Diptych Sundial, 1631 = BM. Zinner 1. suggest correction
L.L. France, c.1700, owner's initials with crest on an astronomical compendium, Versailles 11/19/78. RSW. suggest correction
L.M. 1 Germany, MIM either Lienhart Miller, Leonhart Miller, or Leinhart Milner. Nürnberg. RSW. suggest correction
L.M. 2 Germany, 1625, MIM Diptych Sundial, ivory, 1625 = ADL-T12. Lienhart Miller. Nürnberg. Zinner 1; Tomlinson 1; ADL; RSW. suggest correction
L.M. 3 Germany, 1626, marked on an ivory diptych sundial signed "Lienhart Milner, 1626." RSW. suggest correction
L.M. 4 Germany, fl.1636-45, MIM Diptych Sundials, ivory, 1636 and 1645 = Huelsmann Coll. also marked on an ivory diptych sundial signed "Leonhart Miller" in the Findlay Sale. Nürnberg. Syndram; RSW. suggest correction
L.M. 5 France, c.1750, MIM marked on a garden sundial signed "Lheureux", in Koller, May 1972. RSW. suggest correction
L.M. ST. fl.1644-48, MIM Pin-gnomon Sundial, 1648 = SKO; Artillery Scale, 1644 = SKO. Price 2. suggest correction
L.M.N. Germany, c.1600, MIM Torquetum = BAM. calendar runs from 1600 to 1639. Nürnberg. Zinner 1. suggest correction
L.R.F. Germany, 1631, MIM Triptych Sundial, 1631 = BM. signed "L.R.f. 1631." Price 3; Ward 4; Zinner 1; RSW. suggest correction
L.S. 1 Germany?, 1518, MIM Diptych Sundial, ivory, 1518 = FIN. Zinner 1. suggest correction
L.S. 2 Germany, c.1600, MIM Horizontal Sundial, stone = REG. Zinner 1. suggest correction
L.S. 3 England, 17th Century, MIM Ring Sundial, expanded = Christie 6/7/72. RSW. suggest correction
L.S. 4 1715, MIM Vertical Sundial, 1715 = ZUS. RSW. suggest correction
L.S. 5 England, c.1800, MIM Bow Dividers = D.(1972). Moskowitz 103. suggest correction
L.T. initials on a telecopic graphometer by Lenoir; probably the owner. Wynter 1. suggest correction
L.T.M. Germany, c.1710-70, MIM Augsburg-type Sundials found in many museums and collections. Ludovicus Theodatus Müller. Augsburg. Bobinger 2; Bryden 16; RSW. suggest correction
L.T.V. surely a misreading of L.T.M Christie 4/3/74. suggest correction
L.X.A. 1593, MIM Equatorial Sundial, 1593 = LIE. Price 2; RSW. suggest correction
L.Z. 1 Germany, 1741, MIM Hodometer, 1741 = DRE. Löser und Zimmer or Lehmann und Zimmer? Zinner 1; Drechsler 2. suggest correction
L.Z. 2 MIM Compass Sundial = NOR. initials on cover, owner? RSW. suggest correction
L.Z.K. misreading of I.3 K.; see Jacob Karner. Koller 11/7/63. suggest correction
LA HIRE, GABRIEL-PHILIPPE DE France, 1677-1719, OIM Telescope = POB. son of Philippe de la Hire? experimented with barometers. Paris. Nachet; Middleton 1. suggest correction
LA HIRE, PHILIPPE DE France, 1640-1718, de la Hire; wrote on astrolabes and gnomonics; invented a new type of astrolabe projection. Paris. Daumas 1; Nachet; Middleton 1. suggest correction
LA MOTTA Italy, 1767, NIM Compass in gimbals, 1767 = ROM. Price thought the date was 1707. Rome. Bonelli 4; Price 2; RSW. suggest correction
LA MOTTE France, c.1690, MIM Sector = P.C.; Square = P.C. Versailles. Nachet; RSW. suggest correction
LA REINE France, OIM Field Glass, pocket = USNM. Paris. USNM. suggest correction
LABBE, J.N. 1826, MIM Garden Sundial, slate, 1826 = LIE. J.N. Labbé. Michel 9. suggest correction
LACAM, B. owner's name on mathematical etui signed "H. Cole maker" for Humphrey Cole, which see RSW. suggest correction
LACKEN, JOHN England, c.1825, PHIM Stick Barometer = Christie-SK 6/30/89. Maidstone. RSW. suggest correction
LACOMBE France, MIM Horizontal Sundial = Drouot 4/26/67-38. Toulouse. RSW. suggest correction
LACOUR, CLAUDIUS France, Toricelli Barometer, 1769 = D.(1972). modern work; "opticien." rue du Bac, Paris. RSW. suggest correction
LACROIX France, post-1753, "maître serrurier"; received permission to make a perpetual motion machine from the inventor, Arles de Montigny, after Solvaique; see Berin de la Croix. Paris. Augarde. suggest correction
LACY, W. England, 1779, MIM Orrery, 1779 = NMM-P.25. "Invenit et Delineavit." NMM 2. suggest correction
LACY, WILLIAM England, c.1803, PHIM apprenticed to Francis Vandermeulen on July 21, 1803, for seven years. West Street, West Smithfield, London. Goodison 1. suggest correction
LADD AND OERTLING England, fl.1860-74, PHIM Edward Wilds Ladd and Ludwig Oertling; made balances; the RGO records have a letter announcing the partnership, dated Dec. 1860. 192 Bishopsgate Street Without, London. USNM; Chaldecott 3; RGO. suggest correction
LADD AND STREATFIELD England, fl. 1847-59, PHIM the partnership of Edward Wilds Ladd and John Streatfield fl. c.1847-Oct. 1859; listed themselves as "successors to R.B. Bate, hydrometer and gauging instrument makers to the Hon. Board of Inland Revenue"; made standard weights and measures. 1 Old Jewry, London. Chaldecott 4; McConnell 4. suggest correction
LADD, EDWARD WILDS England, pre-1847-60, PHIM worked for R.B. Bate; maker of hydrometers and saccharometers to the Honourable Board of Inland Revenue; had John Streatfield as a partner in Ladd and Streatfield c.1847-1859; worked alone, as E.W. Ladd and Co. from Oct. 1859 to Dec. 1960 when he took Ludwig Oertling as a partner, this lasted until c.Aug. 1874. 1 Old Jewry (1859); 192 Bishopsgate Street (1860); both in London. Chaldecott 3 and 4; RGO. suggest correction
LADD, W., AND CO. England, c.1850, OIM PHIM Thermometer = Royal Institution; Microscope, compound = Minnesota Historical Society. William Ladd. 12 Beak Street, London. USNM; RSW. suggest correction
LADD, WILLIAM England, fl.1847-69, OIM PHIM Microscopes = D., Phillips 2/22/77, Karolinska Institutet, Sweden. made barometers and thermometers; optician; devised a method for coarse focusing on a microscope; had a display in the 1851 Great Exhibition in London. 7 Cleaver Street, Kennington (1847); 31 Chancery Lane (1858); 11 and 12 Beak Street, Regent Street W. (1869); 29 Penton Street, Walworth Road; all in London. Goodison 1; O'Mara; Fürst; Moskowitz; G.L'E. Turner 24; RSW. suggest correction
LADERRIERE France, c.1900, NIM Inclinometer, No. 2 = Versailles 4/17/83; Sextant = WHI. "Service Hydrographique de la Marine Boussole d'inclinason de Laderrière No. 2" is marked on the inclinometer. Bennett 1; RSW. suggest correction
LAENEN, F.A. Belgium?, 1789, MIM Garden Sundial, slate, 1789 = LIE. Michel 9; RSW. suggest correction
LAFFRANCHO, J. England, PHIM Wheel Barometers = X(4). sometimes spelled J. LaFrancho. Ludlow. Goodison 1. suggest correction
LAFONTAINE France, 19th Century, MIM Cannon Sundial, miniature = D.(1988). 18 Galerie Monpensier, Palais Royal, Paris. RSW. suggest correction
LAFRANCHO, J. England, J. LaFrancho; see J. Laffrancho. Ludlow. Goodison 1. suggest correction
LAGARDE, A. France, MIM Horizontal Sundial = ADL-A32. name stamped inside of lower half of box. ADL; RSW. suggest correction
LAGNY France, fl.1665-90, MIM "arquebusier"; made instruments for the Paris Observatory and the Academy. Paris. Daumas 1; Nachet; Augarde. suggest correction
LAGSTINUS, FRANCS. France?, 1602, MIM Armillary Sphere with Ptolemaic Planetarium in center, 1602 = Watney Coll. = Christie 7/12/67. Gunther 2. suggest correction
LAIDIER, FRA J. see Fra J. Lardier. Evans 1. suggest correction
LAIDMAN England, PHIM Marine Barometer = D.(1997). possibly R.T. Laidman, which see. ATG 5/24/97. suggest correction
LAIDMAN, R.T. England, NIM Octant, ebony and brass, case = Christie-SK 7/10/80. West Hartlepool. RSW. suggest correction
LAINTON, SAMUEL England, c.1860, PHIM Angle Barometers = WHI, X; Thermometer = X. thermometer is on a Howorth barometer; may be cabinet maker at 9 King Cross Street (1860). Halifax. Goodison 1; Bell 2; Middleton 1. suggest correction
LAIRD, DAVID WHITE Scotland, fl.1834-51, NIM OIM Octants, ebony = Soth. 6/20/74, FRK = RSM, Dundee Art Galleries; Telescope = Phillips-E 7/31/87. also made clocks and watches; T.C. in Whitby Museum. 4 Bridge Street (1834-42); 58 Bridge Street (1843-51); both in Leith. Taylor 2(2167); Bryden 3; Clarke et al; Baillie 1; RSW. suggest correction
LAK Germany, 1773, MIM Sundial, ivory, 1773 = Debreuil Coll. = NMM-Caird. L.A.K.? Nürnberg. NMM 2; RSW. suggest correction
LAKE AND SON England, fl.1775-1800, MIM PHIM Pantograph = D.(1972); Stick Barometer = Soth.-S 11/13/86. Taunton. Moskowitz 105. suggest correction
LAKE, THOMAS England, 1770, NIM Hadley's Quadrant, 1770 = NMM-S.103. instrument made for Martin Walding. Leadenhall Street, London. Taylor 2(738); NMM 2. suggest correction
LALANDE, JEROME LE FRANCOIS DE France, fl.1771-1803, Jérôme Le François de Lalande; astronomer; author; had the analemmatic sundial on the church in Bourg-en-Bresse restored; drew a celestial globe, 1792. Paris. Daumas 1; Howse 2; Cousins. suggest correction
LALAYE, M. France, MIM Planispheres = PBN (2). Destombes 5. suggest correction
LALIGANT France, pre-1843, MIM Balance = CNAM. Cons. Nat'l 1; Destombes 4. suggest correction
LALLAERIUS, JACOBUS Italy, 1636, MIM Garden Sundial, slate, 1636 = P.C. (1971). "astronomus fecit An. 1636"; for latitude 47 1/2°. RSW. suggest correction
LALONDE France, PHIM Barometers = Lesoufaché Coll.(2). Maurice 1. suggest correction
LALOY, M. France, 1607, MIM Horizontal Sundial, lead, 1607 = house in Tourcil. Limoges. Gatty. suggest correction
LAMARDELLE France, 18th Century, MIM Baradelle? à la sphère, Paris. Nachet. suggest correction
LAMB, ANTHONY England; USA, 1703-84, MIM NIM Gauging Rod, 1759 = Streeter Coll., Yale U.; Backstaves = PEA (2-one dated 1747), Newport R.I. Historical Society Museum; Surveyor's Compass = USNM; Rule, wood inlaid with brass and ivory, 1759 = P.C.; Magnetic Compasses = D.(1986), Glebe House, Seabury Society; Haviland Instrument, ivory = P.C. apprenticed to Henry Carter, MIM, of London pre-1724; transported to Maryland from Newgate Prison, London, 1724; made Thomas Godfrey 1's octant in 1731. London (1703-24); at the Sign of the Compass and Quadrant, near the New Dock (1730); at the Sign of the Quadrant and Surveying Compass (1745); at the Sign of Sir Isaac Newton's Head (1749); all in New York, N.Y.; Hunter's Key, N.Y. (1753). Taylor 2(191); Smart 1; Bedini 1, 7 and 8; Brewington 1; USNM; Coffeen 13; D.J. Warner 8, 10 and 12; RSW. suggest correction
LAMB, ANTHONY, AND SON USA, fl.1755-60, MIM NIM SIM Surveyor's Compass = Passaic County Historical Society, Paterson, N.J. Anthony and John Lamb. Hunter's Key, N.Y. Smart 1; Bedini 1 and 7. suggest correction
LAMB, JOHN USA, 1735-1800, MIM SIM apprenticed to his father, Anthony Lamb, and was his partner, 1755-60, as Anthony Lamb and Son; very active in the Revolution; became a wine-merchant. Hunter's Key, N.Y. Smart 1; Bedini 1, 7 and 8; Brewington 1. suggest correction
LAMB, JOSEPH England, c.1827, MIM Instrument = OXF; Slide Rule, circular, ivory and silver, 1827 = P.C. author; watchmaker. Taylor 2(1616); Delehar 9. suggest correction
LAMBE Holland, c.1704, PHIM made barometers and gave them names of English makers. Amsterdam. J. Brown 3. suggest correction
LAMBE, LUKE England, c.1684, MIM apprenticed to Johnson Weekes of the Clockmakers' Company on March 25, 1684. J. Brown 3. suggest correction
LAMBERT Ireland, PHIM Wheel Barometer = Soth.-S 10/19/89. Dublin. RSW. suggest correction
LAMBERT LE FILS France, 18th Century, MIM Butterfield-type Sundial = Soth. 12/12/55. Lambert le fils. Paris. RSW. suggest correction
LAMBERT PERE France, 18th Century, MIM Folding Square = ADL-W134; Sector = X; Mathematical Instrument Set = P-B 10/28/63; Protractor = Melun 6/10/79. the protractor is signed "Lambert le Père." Paris. Michel 3; ADL; RSW. suggest correction
LAMBERT, H. NIM Octant = Pugsley Sale = P.C. RSW. suggest correction
LAMBERT, J.S. c.1770, designed a combination horizontal and analemmatic sundial. Ericson. suggest correction
LAMBERT, THOMAS England, c.1727, MIM apprenticed to John Hutton 1 of the Clockmakers' Company on July 3, 1727. J. Brown 3. suggest correction
LAMBRIT, THOMAS see Thomas Gemini. suggest correction
LAMINIT, JAKOB EMANUEL Germany, 1719-60, MIM Augsburg-type Sundials = AUG, HAM, GEL, SPI-2810, Koller 11/17/75. brother-in-law of Johann Martin Willebrand. Augsburg. Bobinger 2; Michel 3; Evans 1; RSW. suggest correction
LAMONBY, GEORGE BURNTHWAITE England, Lamonby may be town; see George Burnthwaite. RSW. suggest correction
LAMONT Ireland, NIM Octant = D.(1969). Belfast. RSW. suggest correction
LAMPLEY, CHARLES England, c.1693, MIM apprenticed to William Howe of the Grocers' Company on Nov. 7, 1683; free of the Company, Sept. 4, 1693. J. Brown 1. suggest correction
LAMPLOUGH England, 1792, NIM Octant, ebony and brass, 1792 = Phillips 5/20/75. Burlington. RSW. suggest correction
LAMY, SIMON France?, MIM Cannon Sundial = D.(c.1968). RSW. suggest correction
LANA, FRA FRANCESCO DE TERZI Italy, 1631-87, developed a microscope; author; physician. Brescia. Nachet. suggest correction
LANCAEUS, BALTHASSAR Italy, fl.1557-71, MIM SIM Surveying Instrument, 1557 = FLO; Artillery Instrument with Calipers, 1557 = FLO. Lanci. Urbino. Bonelli 2 and 5; Evans 1; Michel 3; A.J. Turner 10; RSW. suggest correction
LANCASTER England, OIM Telescope, brass, on steel stand = D.(1987). possibly "Lancaster and Son" or "Jas. Lancaster and Son." Birmingham. RSW. suggest correction
LANCASTER AND SON England, OIM Microscope, binocular = Wellcombe Museum (KEN) probably James Lancaster and Son; opticians. Birmingham. Bryden 9. suggest correction
LANCASTER AND SONS England, c. 1830, PHIM Stick Barometer = D.(1976). may be Jas. Lancaster and Sons. RSW. suggest correction
LANCASTER, CYRUS USA, 1802-62, MIM made many celestial and terrestrial globes, dating from 1825 to 1845; examples may be seen at USNM, Albany Institute of History and Art, N.Y. / Seward House, Auburn, N.Y. / Suffolk County Historical Society, Riverhead, N.Y. / P.C., D.(1975). apprenticed to James Wilson 3; became his son-in-law; taken into firm of James Wilson and Sons in 1826, as manager of Wilson's factory. 110 Washington Street, Albany, N.Y. Bedini 8; Yonge; USNM; Moskowitz; RSW. suggest correction
LANCASTER, GILBERT England, c.1692, MIM apprenticed to Nathaniel Anderton of the Grocers' Company on Dec. 7, 1683; free of the Company, June 6, 1692. J. Brown 1. suggest correction
LANCASTER, JAS., AND SON England, c.1830, OIM Telescope = Christie-SK 12/1/83. Birmingham. RSW. suggest correction
LANDECK, ANDREAS Germany, 1589-1663, MIM Vertical Sundial, copper, 1647 = NUR. Nürnberg. Zinner 1; Baillie 1; Maurice 1. suggest correction
LANDECK, JOHANN MELCHIOR Germany, 18th.Century, MIM Pedometer with Sundial = BM. Nürnberg. Zinner 1; Price 3; Ward 4. suggest correction
LANDRINI Italy, c.1750, MIM Air Thermometer = DRE. Drebbel-type. Grötzsch 2; RSW. suggest correction
LANDTECK, ENDRES see Andreas Landeck. Lunardi. suggest correction
LANDTSCHOT, HENDRICK VAN Holland, fl.1682-83, held a 1683 patent on a nautical instrument. Middelburg. Rooseboom 1. suggest correction
LANE, H. England, 1776, Terrestrial Globe, with case = Phillips 2/14/79. probably a misreading of N. Lane. RSW. suggest correction
LANE, JOHN England, c.1799, MIM NIM SIM T.C., 1799. at the Blue Coat Boy and Quadrant, in the Great-Minories, London. C.N. Robinson. suggest correction
LANE, NATHANIEL England, fl.1776-1829, MIM made miniature terrestrial globes, many in shagreen cases lined with celestial gores; dates range from 1776 to 1829; examples can be seen at the Chicago Ill. Historical Society, PAM, NMM, and many other museums. they are signed "Lane's Pocket Globe" or "Lane's Improved Globe"; the celestial gores lining the cases of the miniature globes show a geocentric projection. London. Taylor 2(740); Clay and Court; Dewhirst; Wynter and Turner; NMM 2; Yonge; Krogt 2; RSW. suggest correction
LANE, NICHOLAS England, c.1783, MIM father of Thomas Lane; globe maker. London. Crawforth 7. suggest correction
LANE, R.E. England, NIM Octant, mahagony = X. RSWx. suggest correction
LANE, SAMUEL USA, 1718-1806, MIM Terrestrial Globe, 1760 = New Hampshire Historical Society, Concord, N.H. surveyor; the globe was made to help him in his work. Stratham, New Hampshire. Bedini 8; Yonge. suggest correction
LANE, THOMAS England, c.1801, son of Nicholas Lane, a globe maker; apprenticed to Robert Tangate 1 in the Joiners' Company on Nov. 4, 1783; free in the Company, Mar. 3, 1801. Crawforth 7. suggest correction
LANEN, PIETER JACOBSE VAN DER Holland, c.1740?, NIM Compass = Königl. Institut für Meereskunde, Berlin. Rotterdam. Mörzer Bruyns 2. suggest correction
LANG France, 18th Century, MIM Rule = ADL-M133; Artillery Level = D.(1987). "Mechanicien du Roy pour l'artillerie"; might be the same as Joh. Phil. Lang. Strasbourg. Engelmann 1; ADL; RSW. suggest correction
LANG, JOH. PHIL. France, 1748-62, MIM Quadrant, 3' radius, on stand, 1762 = Musée Lorrain, Nancy; Quadrant, 1748 = STR. both quadrants are made of iron and brass. Strasbourg; Paris. Michel 3 & 14; RSW. suggest correction
LANG, JOHANN CHRISTOFF Germany, c.1600, MIM Astrolabe Clock = ADL-M383. Price dated it at c.1580. Augsburg. Zinner 1; Engelmann 1; Price 2; Michel 2; ADL; RSW. suggest correction
LANG, JOSEPH England, OIM Microscope = Christie-SK 4/17/86. 43 Eastcheap, London. RSW. suggest correction
LANGE DE BOURBON France, 1753, MIM Horizontal Sundial, 1753 = Oudheidkundige Museum, Ghent; Butterfield-type Sundials = Christie-SK 4/17/86, UTO 9/29/75, MERC (rectangular) = Spaulding = Lempertz 6/14/76 = D.(1976); Instrument = Wallace Coll. Paris. Hamilton 2; Brieux 3; F.J.B. Watson; RSW. suggest correction
LANGE DE BOURBON, M. France, c.1710, PHIM Barometer and Thermometer = NYM; Stick Barometer = X. "faiseur de barometres du Roi." Paris. Vincent 2; Hamilton 2; Tyler. suggest correction
LANGENBUCHER, JACOB Germany, 1649-1712, MIM OIM Compass = ADL-M470; Universal Ring Dial = D. also made terrestrial and celestial globes, telescopes, etc. Augsburg. Zinner 1 & 6; Brieux 3; ADL; RSW. suggest correction
LANGFORD, EDWIN England, c.1850, MIM NIM Sector = D.(1935); Octant = D. Bristol. M. Gardner 2 (1935); Bryden 9; O'Mara 2; Moskowitz 106. suggest correction
LANGFORD, J. England, PHIM barometer maker. Bell 2. suggest correction
LANGHANS, HANNS WOLFF Germany, c.1687, MIM sandglass maker. Nürnberg. Lunardi. suggest correction
LANGLANDS, JOHN England, c.1820, MIM Pocket Compass = Soth. 12/3/76. Newcastle. RSW. suggest correction
LANGLEY, LEMUEL USA, 1828, patented a method of adjusting the marine compass in 1828. Gosport or Norfolk, Virginia. Bedini 8; USNM. suggest correction
LANGLEY, W. England, 19th Century, PHIM Grain Balance = Soth. 1/27/75. 46 Tooley Street, London. RSW. suggest correction
LANGLOIS ET LAPIE France, 1815, MIM Terrestrial Globe, 1815 = Gonse Coll. = MADEX-26 = NMM-G.114. H. Langlois and Lapie. Paris. NMM 2. suggest correction
LANGLOIS, CHARLES FRANCIS France, c.1700, MIM Butterfield-type Sundial = DRE; Pantograph = DRE; Graphometer = DRE. Paris. Grötzsch 2. suggest correction
LANGLOIS, CLAUDE France, c.1730-50, MIM SIM made various types of sundials and surveying, mathematical and astronomical instruments which can be seen at ADL, POB, CNAM, OXF, HAK, NMM, DRE, NYM, LOU, HAY, WHI, Huelsmann Coll., etc. installed the meridian in St. Suplice Eglise in 1744; perfected the pantograph in 1743; "Ingénieur"; most instruments are signed "Langlois" or "C. Langlois"; worked for the Academy of Sciences; succeeded by his nephew, Canivet. Au Niveau; aux Galeries du Louvre; both in Paris. Daumas 1; Grötzsch 2; Körber 1; Michel 3; NMM 2; Engelmann 1; Josten; Bryden 16; Trois Siècles; Evans 1; G.L'E. Turner 24; J.A. Bennett 2; Syndram; ADL; RSW. suggest correction
LANGLOIS, H. France, 1815, MIM globe maker; see Langlois et Lapie. NMM 2. suggest correction
LANGLOIS, JEAN France, fl.1720-27, MIM Circumferentor, telescopic, 1720 = de la Mosson Coll. = Buffon Coll.(1744) = D.(1976); Alidade, 1726 = Drouot Richelieu 4/28/88; Universal Ring Dial = CNAM; Microscope = RMS; Butterfield-type Sundials = FIT (WHI), Soth. 7/10/67; Circumferentor, 1727 = X; Plane Table with Telescope and Sundial, 1727 = de la Mosson Coll. = D. = LOU; Rule, case, 1726 = Drouot Richelieu 4/28/88. "élève du Sieur Butterfield." aux Armes d'Angleterre, Paris. Daumas 1; CNAM 2; Clay and Court; Dewhirst; Michel 3; Gersaint; A.J. Turner 10; Bryden 16; RSW. suggest correction
LANGLOIS, L. France, 1745-47, MIM Graphometer = MADEX. probably Claude Langlois; instrument marked "L'Ecole Nat. des Ponts et Chaussées." au Niveau, Paris. MADEX; RSW. suggest correction
LANGLOIS, TIMOTHEE France, 1693, MIM Butterfield-type Sundial, silver = Pennsylvania Historical Society, Philadelphia, Pa. Thimothée Langlois; the Butterfield dial is signed "T. Langlois, siezième"; Baillie listed him as a water clock maker. Paris. Baillie 1; RSW. suggest correction
LANGREN, ARNOLD FLORENT VAN Holland, fl.1586-1625, MIM Celestial Globes = Lindköping Stiftsbibliothek (1586), NMM (1589 and 1624); Pair of Globes = Plantin-Moretus Museum, Antwerp; Terrestrial Globes = NMM (1589), U. Library of Gand; Armillary Sphere = stolen. Jacob Florent van Langren, his father, engraved the gores; Gand globe signed "Arnold Florent Filius." Amsterdam. Zinner 1; NMM 1 and 2; ART; Belgian Inv. suggest correction
LANGREN, JACOB FLORENT VAN Denmark; Holland, fl.1586-1625, engraved terrestrial and celestial gores; many were made up by his son, Arnold Florent van Langren. Amsterdam. Zinner 1; Belgian Inv.; Globus Dec., 1957. suggest correction
LANGSTON, D. England, c.1825, OIM 116 Cheapside, London. Taylor 2(1617). suggest correction
LANGTHORNE, JOSEPH England, c.1709, MIM apprenticed to John Wood 1 of the Clockmakers' Company on Dec. 5, 1709. J. Brown 3. suggest correction
LANGWER, P. Germany, MIM SIM Circumferentor = BRE. Zinner 1. suggest correction
LANIER France, c.1750, MIM Butterfield-type Sundial = ADL-T59. Paris. Tomlinson 1; ADL; RSW. suggest correction
LANSUERG, ANGELUS Italy, misreading for Lusuerg. Evans 1. suggest correction
LANZ, NIKOLAUS Austria, c.1550, MIM Astronomical Clock = VIE. Innsbruck. Neumann 1. suggest correction
LAPIE France, c.1815, MIM Armillary Sphere, wood and paper = Melun 6/10/79. see Langlois et Lapie. Paris. NMM 2; RSW. suggest correction
LAPP, MARIA CATHARINA 1731, MIM Measure, 1731 = MADEX-564. RSW. suggest correction
LAPPI AND SOLCHA England, fl.1838-51, PHIM Wheel Barometer = X. may be Salvattore Lappi and Lewis Solcha; what about Luppie and Solcha, which see. 17 Robinson Row, Hull. Goodison 1; Loomes 1. suggest correction
LAPREY see Lippershey. Nachet. suggest correction
LARAUX, P. DE England, c.1711, MIM designed a garden sundial which was made in 1711 by J. van der Cloese; see Jacob van der Cloese. Stamford. Evans 1?; RSW. suggest correction
LARBRE, CECILE France, 1867, MIM SIM Alidade with Level, ivory on tortoise shell = TIM. S.G.D.G.; breveté. Reims. Evans 1; RSW. suggest correction
LARDIER, FRA J. France, 1567, MIM Armillary Sphere, 1567 = Troyes. Evans 1. suggest correction
LARESCHE, ANCIENNE MAISON France, pre-1833, MIM succeeded by Henry Robert, which see. Paris. RSW. suggest correction
LARGE England, c.1820, PHIM barometer maker. Melton Mowbray. Bell 2. suggest correction
LARGE, JOSEPH USA, fl.1852-63, PHIM Aneroid Barometer = Maine Historical Society, Portland. New York, N.Y. USNM. suggest correction
LARKIN, THOMAS England, c.1800, NIM T.C. Soth. 11/16/87. suggest correction
LARMOUR AND CO. USA, NIM Octant = Seamans Institute, N.Y. Baltimore, Md. USNM. suggest correction
LAROCHE France, c.1800, OIM made achromatic telescopes. Paris. Daumas 1. suggest correction
LAROSE FILS France, MIM SIM Theodolite = P.C. chez son père à Clermont. RSW. suggest correction
LAROUE France, 18th Century, PHIM invented and made the first spherometer. Paris. Daumas 1. suggest correction
LARTIGUE France, c.1777, MIM globe maker; engineer. Nachet. suggest correction
LASACHER, JOHANN MICHAEL Germany, MIM Horizontal Sundial = PRA. Zinner 1. suggest correction
LASHBROOK, THOMAS England, c.1701, MIM apprenticed to Richard Conyers of the Clockmakers' Company on April 3, 1693; free of the Company, Sept. 29, 1701; took apprentices. London. J. Brown 3. suggest correction
LASHBROOKE, HENRY England, c.1727, apprenticed to John Crooke 1 or 2 in the Joiners' Company on Oct. 3, 1727. Crawforth 7. suggest correction
LASNIER France, fl.1693-1740, MIM SIM made a wide range of mathematical instruments including sundials and graphometers that may be seen at ADL, NMM, THO, LIE, HAY, WHI, KEN, VEN, NAC, AMST, etc. aux Deux Globes, Paris. Daumas 1; Clay and Court; Nachet; KEN; Mörzer Bruyns 1; USNM; Michel 1, 3 and 9; Price 2; Engelmann 1; Brieux 3; NMM 2; Dewhirst; ADL; RSW. suggest correction
LASSERE, MICHEL Michel Lasséré; see Père Chérubin. Nachet. suggest correction
LASSETER England, c.1810, OIM 8 Green Street, Leicester Square, London. Taylor 2(1375). suggest correction
LATTREE France, c.1771, MIM Celestial Globe = Nouveau Drouot 5/20/88. "Chez Lattrée graveur ordinaire du Roi, de M. le Duc d'Orléans et de la Ville"; "Autre privilège et approbat de MM. de l'Academie Rle. des Sciences"; the globe was probably prepared by Lalande and published by Lattrée. Chez Lattrée rue St. Jacques à la Ville de Bord, Paris. RSW. suggest correction
LAUN, A. EN J. VAN Holland, fl.1816-30, MIM PHIM Orreries = P.C., LEY, DEU (1825); Thermometer = P.C. Abrahan Hartog and Jacob van Laun; sons of Hartog van Laun. Amsterdam. Mörzer Bruyns 2; Zinner 1; Rooseboom 1; van der Star 1; RSW. suggest correction
LAUN, H. VAN, EN ZONEN Holland, fl.1802-15, MIM PHIM Horizon Rings and Stands = LRY, RIJ, NMM, Ellburg Museum; Tellurium (partial) = FRA. Hartog van Laun and his sons, Abraham and Jacob. Amsterdam. Mörzer Bruyns 2; Zinner 1. suggest correction
LAUN, H. VAN, EN ZOON Holland, fl.1802-15, MIM PHIM Planetariums = Leiden Sternewacht, Zutphen Museum, LEY; Horizon Ring and Stand = TEY; Electrometer = UTR. probably Hartog van Laun and his son Abraham van Laun. Amsterdam. Mörzer Bruyns 2; Zinner 1. suggest correction
LAUN, HARTOG ABRAHAM VAN Holland, 1733-1815, MIM OIM PHIM Microscope = LEY; Planetariums = LEY, Physics Laboratory, Amsterdam; Attwood Machine = Museum of Education, The Hague. pupil of John Cuthbertson; see H. van Laun en Zon. Amsterdam. Mörzer Bruyns 1 & 2; Rooseboom 1; van der Star 1. suggest correction
LAUN, JACOB VAN Holland; France, c.1778-1832, MIM PHIM Rule = P.C. worked with his father, Hartog van Laun, 1802-15, and with his brother, Abraham, 1816-32. Amsterdam; Launay, France (c.1800). Mörzer Bruyns 1 & 2; RSW. suggest correction
LAUR, JEAN ANTOINE France, c.1850, MIM exhibited in the 1851 Great Exhibition in London. 4, Rue St. Claude au Marais, Paris. G.L'E. Turner 24. suggest correction
LAURENS, W.J. Holland, OIM Telescope = P.C. Hoorn. Mörzer Bruyns 2. suggest correction
LAURETUS, CHRISTOPHER France, 1598, marked "Ex. Mente Christophori Laureti Agendicensis 1598" on an astrolabe, ADL-M31, which is signed "Martinot Fecit", which see. Sens. Engelmann 1; Price 1; ICA 2; Gunther 1; ADL; RSW. suggest correction
LAURIE, JAMES Scotland, fl.1792-98, MIM OIM PHIM see Gardner and Laurie (1792-98); partner with John Gardner 1. Glasgow. Bryden 3; Clarke et al. suggest correction
LAURIER, FRAN France, 18th Century, MIM Horizontal Sundial, string gnomon = OXF; Sundial, silver = P. & S. 3/20/1896; Diptych Sundial, silver = P.C. Blois. Evans 1; Michel 3; RSW. suggest correction
LAUTERBACH, A.B. Germany, 1716, MIM Münster-type Universal Sundial = X. Jena. Zinner 6. suggest correction
LAUTERBACH, HIERONYMUS Austria, fl.1556-77, MIM Pillar Sundial, 1576 = GRA. Graz. Zinner 1. suggest correction
LAUTERBACH, JOH. BALT. Germany, 1683, MIM Celestial Globe, 1683 = LND. Zinner 6. suggest correction
LAVAL France, 1786, MIM Steelyard, 1786 = CNAM. Cons. Nat'l 1; Destombes 4. suggest correction
LAVERACK, HENRY England, c.1830, MIM 35 Bridgewater Street, Liverpool. Taylor 2(1913). suggest correction
LAVIGNE Belgium?, 1794, MIM Garden Sundial, granite, 1794 = LIE. Michel 9. suggest correction
LAVINGANUS, BRENTEL 1627-29, MIM Cube Sundial, wood and paper, 1627 = NOR. RSW. suggest correction
LAWLEY England, 19th.Century, see Millikan and Lawley. RSW. suggest correction
LAWLEY, W. England, post-1850, OIM Microscope = Soth. 7/12/71. 78 Fardingdon Street, London, E.C. RSW. suggest correction
LAWRENCE England, PHIM Wheel Barometer = X. Goodison 1. suggest correction
LAWRENCE AND MAYO England, c.1850, MIM NIM Sextants = Soth.2/22/71, Melun 4/24/83; Cannon Sundial = D.(1977). the sextant sold at Sotheby has the Nat'l Physical Lab. Certificate; the Melun sextant is signed "Lawrence et Maye." London. RSW. WEBDB. suggest correction
LAWRENCE ET MAYE see Lawrence and Mayo. suggest correction
LAWRENCE, A.B.D. England, MIM Nest of Weights = Soth. 4/22/65. RSW. suggest correction
LAWRENCE, BENJAMIN England, c.1750, MIM apprenticed to James Rowley of the Clockmakers' Company on July 6, 1730. J. Brown 3. suggest correction
LAWSON England, c.1810, PHIM Wheel Barometer with clock = D.(1984). clock is by J.N. Edwards, London. Bishopsgate Street, London. RSW. suggest correction
LAWSON, HENRY England, fl.1796-1839, OIM brother of Johnson Lawson; apprenticed to Edward Nairne (his step-father), of the Spectaclemakers' Company on Dec. 6, 1788; free of the Company by servitude, April 12, 1796; Master of the Company, 1803-05. 45 Gower Street (1817); 12 Chancery Lane (1839); both in London. Court and von Rohr 3(224); Clay and Court. suggest correction
LAWSON, JOHNSON England, fl.1796-1813, OIM brother of Henry Lawson; apprenticed to Edward Nairne of the Spectaclemakers' Company in 1789; free of the Company on April 12, 1796; Master of the Company in 1813. 11 Bedford Street, Bedford Lane, London. Court and von Rohr 3(225). suggest correction
LAYBOURN England, PHIM Stick Barometer = X. Royston. Goodison 1. suggest correction
LAZARS, J. Scotland, c.1838, PHIM Wheel Barometer = Phillips 12/2/87. may be Lizars ? Edinburgh. RSW. suggest correction
LE BAS France, 18th Century, MIM Sector = NMM. probably Philippe-Claude Le Bas. Paris. NMM 2. suggest correction
LE BAS ET MENARD France, post-1650, OIM Le Bas et Ménard. Paris. Daumas 1. suggest correction
LE BAS FILS France, fl.1688-1721, OIM Telescope, Gregorian = Prin Coll. son of Philippe-Claude Le Bas; succeeded his mother, Veuve Le Bas. Paris. Daumas 1. suggest correction
LE BAS, PHILIPPE-CLAUDE France, fl.1669-76, MIM OIM SIM Telescopic Quadrant = ADL-M186; Telescope = ADL-W179; Telescope, large = Bonnier de la Mosson Coll.; Microscope = Père Lami (1703); Proportional Compass, 1669 = X. optician to the King; made very fine lenses; shop carried on by his widow and, later by his son; ADL quadrant is signed "divisé par Le Bas", and has a micrometer attachment by Pierre Le Maire in 1741. aux Galleries du Louvre, Paris. Daumas 1; Ronfort 1; Engelmann 1; Nachet; ADL; RSW. suggest correction
LE BAS, VEUVE France, fl.1676-80, OIM succeeded her husband, Philippe-Claude Le Bas; made instruments for the Paris Observatory. Paris. Daumas 1. suggest correction
LE COEUR see Lecour Taylor 2(375). suggest correction
LE FEBURE, ADRIEN France, 1640, MIM Ring Sundial, 1640 = USNM. Paris. RSW. suggest correction
LE GENDRE France, MIM Table Sundial (incomplete), with case = P.C. au Pantographe, Paris. RSW. suggest correction
LE GROS, PETER JOSEPH Ireland, fl.1835-39, MIM 22 Joy Street (1835); 46 Joy Street (1839); both in Belfast. Morrison-Low and Burnett. suggest correction
LE JARS France, c.1850, OIM successor to Maison Richer. L'Hermite, Paris. RSW. suggest correction
LE LACHEUR AND LENFESTEY England, c.1800, PHIM Wheel Barometer = D.(Oct. 1975). Guernsey. RSW. suggest correction
LE MAIRE France, fl.1846-c. 90, OIM Telescope, binocular = OXF; Opera Glasses = P.C., K. and C. 11/24/76. K. and C. signed "Le Maire Fabi", for "`fabrique"? rue de Ménilmontant, 22, Paris. USNM; G.L'E. Turner 24. suggest correction
LE MAIRE ET FILS France, c.1740, MIM Butterfield-type Sundial = Oudheidkunige Museum, Ghent; Rule, folding = Christie 12/18/74. Jacques Le Maire and his son, Pierre Le Maire 2. à la Pierre d'Aimant; au Quartier Anglais; both in Paris. RSW. suggest correction
LE MAIRE FILS France, Gunnery Level = D.(1994). see Pierre Le Maire 2; sometimes signed "Le Maire le Fils." Paris. Coffeen 46; RSW. suggest correction
LE MAIRE LE FILS Pierre Le Maire 2 was the son of Jacques Le Maire. Daumas 1. suggest correction
LE MAIRE, FRANCOIS France, c.1700, MIM Equatorium = Jaipur Observatory. François Le Maire. Paris. Poulle 8; Brieux 2. suggest correction
LE MAIRE, HENRI France, c.1675, MIM father of Pierre Le Maire 1. Paris. Gaines. suggest correction
LE MAIRE, JACQUES France, fl.1720-40, MIM OIM made many sundials of various types including one invented by Julien Le Roy; examples can be seen in many museums including CNAM, TIM, BM, OXF, NMM, Franklin Institute, Philadelphia, Pa., WHI, etc. father of Pierre Le Maire 2; some sundials are signed "fait par Jacques Le Maire et inventé par Julien Le Roy de la Société des Arts au Génie, Paris"; developed a variant of the Newtonian telescope in 1728; made a variant of the Hadley quadrant. au Génie, Paris. Daumas 1; Bryden 16; Evans 1; Brieux 2; Cons. Nat'l 1; Destombes 4; NMM 2; Price 3; Ward 4; USNM; A.J. Turner 10; RSW. suggest correction
LE MAIRE, JEAN France, MIM member of the "Corporation des Fondeurs". Paris. Augarde. suggest correction
LE MAIRE, NICOLAS France, c.1683, MIM Butterfield-type Sundials = HAY, Drouot Richelieu 4/28/88, Lempertz-464; Graphometer = Versailles 11/19/78; Instrument = CNAM; Universal Ring Sundial = A-P 3/15/76. the sundial at Drouot is for 47°33'. Paris. Daumas 1; RSW. suggest correction
LE MAIRE, PIERRE 1 France, c.1675, MIM Pantometer (sighting instrument) = CNAM. son of Henri Le Maire. sur le quai des Morfundus au Cercle divisé, Paris. Daumas 1; Gaines. suggest correction
LE MAIRE, PIERRE 2 France, 1717-85, MIM NIM PHIM made sundials, mathematical instruments and lodestones which can be seen in many museums including ADL, GEP, BASH, MUN, PAK, MLL, USNM, CNAM, NMM, PMM, BM, HAY, Louvre, Cambridge Archaeological Museum, Snowshill, STT, DRE, WHI, etc. added a micrometer in 1741 to the Le Bas quadrant, ADL-M186; the ADL-DPW31 lodestone is dated 1754 and another, from a 1975 sale is dated 1738; a marine compass, 1744 (PMM) is signed "Le Maire le fils quai de l'Horloge, Paris", from And.-SPI. sale; see Le Maire Fils and Le Maire le Fils. au nouveau quartier anglais, quai de l'Horloge du Palais, au coin de la rue du Harloy; à la Pierre d'Aimant; both in Paris. Daumas 1; Price 2 and 3; Ward 4; Pipping 1; Drechsler 2; USNM; Dewhirst; Courtanvaux; Wynter 1; Coffeen A and 46; Engelmann 1; RSW; Bryden 16; Bedini 8; Syndram; ADL. suggest correction
LE MANCHOT, JEHAN France, c.1562, MIM mentioned as maker of sundials. Blois. Michel 3. suggest correction
LE MARIEE France, c.1790, OIM Microscope = LEY. Le Mariée. Strasbourg. Daumas 1. suggest correction
LE NOUR misreading for Lenoir (Etienne). USNM. suggest correction
LE REBOURG France, misreading for Lerebours. RSW. suggest correction
LE REBOURS misreading for Lerebours. suggest correction
LE ROY 1 France, c.1700, MIM Universal Sundial, silver and brass = Spaulding Coll; Universal Sundial, silver = Hamilton = McVitty = P-B 1/22/54. may be single instrument. Paris. Hamilton 2. suggest correction
LE ROY 2 France, c.1714, MIM son-in-law of Jean Pigeon; constructed an armillary sphere with him in 1714. Lyon. Guye et Michel. suggest correction
LE ROY 3 France, c.1800, MIM Armillary Sphere = MADEX; Sundial, oval, silver = P-B 1/22/54. Paris. RSW. suggest correction
LE ROY, J.B. England, c.1820, NIM Octant = De Young Museum, San Francisco; Quadrant, ebony, ivory and brass = D.(1981). Jersey. USNM; Moskowitz. suggest correction
LE ROY, JEAN-BAPTISTE France, fl.pre-1751-1800, OIM PHIM son of Julien Le Roy; made electrical machines, microscopes and telescopes; member of French Academy of Sciences, 1751. Moskowitz 122. suggest correction
LE ROY, JULIEN France, 1686-1759, MIM Equatorial Sundial, silver = NMM-D.90; Inclinable Sundials = D.(1986), Drouot 4/7/87. clockmaker; "ancien directeur de la Société des Arts" ; invented an inclinable sundial, "Cadran Universel et à Meridienne. Fait et inventé par Julien Le Roi", also made by Jacques Le Maire, example at WHI,; invented a vertical sundial made by Gérard. la Société des Arts, Paris. Daumas 1; Michel 1; Price 3; Ward 4; USNM; NMM 2; Wynter 1; Bryden 16; RSW. suggest correction
LE SAGE, F. France, c.1856, PHIM Barometer = Soth. 5/19/72. Paris. RSW. suggest correction
LE SENEY, SEBASTIAN France; England, fl.1538-47, MIM Astrolabe = BM (ICA-305). instrument maker to Henry VIII. Normandy; St. Margeret's, Westminster, London (1541). Taylor 1(11a); Gunther 1; Price 1 and 3; Ward 4; ICA 2; RSW. suggest correction
LE TELLIER, JACQUES France, c.1780, MIM Pillar Sundials, ivory = VEN, Evans Coll., P. and S. 4/3/1894. may be c.1660; VEN is marked "A.B." (5) on bottom. Dieppe. Evans 1; Earle; Dewhirst; Price 2; RSW. suggest correction
LE TELLIER, NICOLLAS France, 1632, NIM Mariner's Astrolabe, 1632 = CAU. ICA-322; NMM-17; National Maritime Museum Registery of Mariner's Astrolabe; lost in World War II. Honnefleur. Gunther 1; Price 1; ICA 2; Waters 1; Anthiaume et Sottas; A. Stimson 3; Evans 1. suggest correction
LE-SECQ France, c.1815, PHIM Barometer = USNM. de la Gorgue, Dept. du Nord. Middleton 4. suggest correction
LEA, ANNE England, fl.1701-30, MIM widow of Philip Lea; globe maker; in partnership with her son-in-law, Richard Glynne, 1712-25; also produced maps. at the Atlas and Hercules in Cheapside (1701-12); at the Atlas and Hercules in Fleet Street (1720-25); both in London. Tyacke 1. suggest correction
LEA, JOHN England, c.1626, apprenticed to John Blighton 1 of the Grocers' Company on June 24, 1626. J. Brown 1. suggest correction
LEA, PHILIP England, fl.1689-1700, MIM Planispheres = Burton Constable (2). apprenticed to Robert Morden of the Weavers' Company in 1675; free of the Company in 1683; father-in-law of Richard Glynne; Lea published maps and globes; succeeded by his widow, Anne Lea in 1701; see Morden, Berry and Lea. at the Atlas and Hercules in the Poultry over against the old Jury (1683-86); at the Atlas and Hercules in Cheapside next to the corner of Friday Street (1687-1700) and also in Westminster Hall near the Court of Common Pleas (1689-95); all in London. Tyacke 1; Elizabeth Hall; NMM 2; Evans 1; Taylor 1(309); Daumas 1; Dawson 216; Crawforth 6; RSW. suggest correction
LEA, R. England, PHIM barometer maker. Ringwood. Bell 2. suggest correction
LEACH England, c.1850, PHIM Wheel Barometer = X. probably George Leach. Salisbury. Goodison 1. suggest correction
LEACH, CALEB USA, c.1800, MIM Orrery = Pere Fobes (c.1800). clockmaker; Asa Hall assisted in the construction. Plymouth, Mass. Bedini 8. suggest correction
LEACH, GEORGE England, fl.1830-60, PHIM watch and clockmaker; see Leach. Exeter Street, Salisbury (1830). Goodison 1. suggest correction
LEADBETTER, CHARLES England, fl.1715-69, designed a new slide rule with a third slide in 1739; author. Hand and Pen, Cock Lane, Shore-ditch, London. Taylor 2(84); Delehar 2. suggest correction
LEAKE, FAITH England, 1678, apprenticed to Daniel Quare 1 in the Clockmakers' Company, 1678. J. Brown 3. suggest correction
LEAKE, JOHN England, fl.1650-86, MIM made a globe sundial for Leadenhall Corner (1655); invented a rule for solving spherical triangles. London. Taylor 1(239). suggest correction
LEALAND see Powell and Lealand. G.L'E. Turner 1. suggest correction
LEALAND, P. England, fl.1826-40, MIM OIM SIM Theodolite, 1826 = J. Nixon (1826); Rule, three-foot = ADL-A267. may be connected with Powell and Lealand. 24 Great Clarendon Street, Summerstown, London (1836-40). Taylor 2(1618); G.L'E. Turner 24; ADL; RSW. suggest correction
LEAN, JOEL England, c.1790, mine manager; developed an improved miner's dial. Cornwall. G.L'E. Turner 24. suggest correction
LEANIE AND CO. England, OIM Microscope = D.(1972). Church Street, Liverpool. RSW. suggest correction
LEAR, ANTHONY JAMES England, fl.1828-36, MIM PHIM 4 Arlington Street (1828-29); 36 St. John's Lane (1832-36); both in Clerkenwell, London. Taylor 2(1914); O'Mara. suggest correction
LEAVIT, JACOB USA, 1760, MIM Window Sundial, 1760 = USNM. Massachusetts. RSW. suggest correction
LEAVITT, WILLIAM USA, 1801-83, may have invented a string course protractor. Salem, Mass. Brewington 1. suggest correction
LEBEGUE, J., ET CIE. France, MIM Terrestrial Globes on iron stands = Christie-SK 8/20/87 (2), Gersaint, La Rochelle 7/20/96. "éditeurs fabricants." 30 Rue de Lille, Paris. RSW. suggest correction
LEBLI, S. England, c.1825, PHIM Thermometer = D. Portsea Town. RSW. suggest correction
LEBOURS France, MIM Sector = D.(1968). Lerebours? RSW. suggest correction
LEBRUN, ALEXANDRE France, c.1850, MIM displayed at the 1851 Great Exhibition in London; Salomon was his agent at 22 Red Lion Square, London. 3 rue Chapon, Paris. G.L'E. Turner 24. suggest correction
LEBRUN, JEHAN France, c.1642, MIM "Chez Jehan Lebrun faiseur de sphères, astrolabes et autres instruments géometriques......"; inscription on a paper astrolabe (ICA-220) by G. Picquet at CNAM. Rue St. Jacques, au Globe celéste, Paris. Daumas 1; Cons. Nat'l 1; Destombes 4; Price 1; Gunther 1; ICA 2; Michel 3. suggest correction
LEBUS, LE MAITRE France, 1747, MIM Variation Compass, 1747 = PMM Paris. Price 2; RSW. suggest correction
LECLAIR France, c.1680, MIM Calipers, large, gilt-brass = MAD, ROU-166 = Doucet-249 = P.C. hidden signature under the cover of the pivot; Doucet thought the date was c.1780; probably J.-B. Leclair. Rue Dauphine à l'image Nôtre Dame, Paris. Nachet; Daumas 1; Michel 3 & 5; Evans 1; Doucet Cat.; RSW. suggest correction
LECLAIR, J.-B. France, c.1780?, MIM probably the same as "Leclair." Doucet Cat. suggest correction
LECLERC France, 1527, MIM Nocturnal, 1527 = ROU-74. Paris. Michel 3. suggest correction
LECLERC, ALEXIS France, 1715, instrument maker? Paris. Doucet Cat. suggest correction
LECLERC, FRANCOIS France, 1604, MIM François Leclerc; brother of Jacques Leclerc. Doucet Cat. suggest correction
LECLERC, JACQUES 1 France, 1604, MIM brother of François Leclerc. Doucet Cat. suggest correction
LECLERC, JACQUES 2 France, 1715, instrument maker? Paris. Doucet Cat. suggest correction
LECLERC, LOUIS France, 1715, instrument maker? Paris. Doucet Cat. suggest correction
LECLERC, PIERRE 1 France, 1715, instument maker? Paris. Doucet Cat. suggest correction
LECLERC, PIERRE 2 France, 1741, instrument maker? Paris. Doucet Cat. suggest correction
LECOMTE, FRANCOIS France, c.1800, PHIM Barometer with movable scale = CNAM. François Lecomte. Middleton 1. suggest correction
LECOUR, JAMES 1 England, fl.1743-61, OIM apprenticed to Matthew Loft of the Spectaclemakers' Company on July 29, 1736; free of the Company, Oct. 6, 1743; sold anamorphic images. Dean Street, Fetter Lane, London (1761). Taylor 2(375); Court and von Rohr 3(139). suggest correction
LECOUR, JAMES 2 England, c.1770, OIM apprenticed to Peter Dollond of the Spectaclemakers' Company on Oct 3, 1770. London. Taylor 2(375); Court and von Rohr 3(198). suggest correction
LEDERMULLER, MARTIN FROBIN Germany, 1719-69, Ledermüller; developed a simple microscope; author. Nürnberg. Nachet; Daumas 1. suggest correction
LEE, GEORGE England, c.1830, NIM T.C. 33 The Hard, Portsea. RSW. suggest correction
LEE, GEORGE, AND SON England, fl.1847-80, MIM NIM OIM Artificial Horizon = Soth. 11/9/59. T.C.; "Mathematical, Optical and Nautical Instrument Makers to the Hon. Corporation of Trinity House and the Admiralty"; "established 1847." Ordnance Row, The Hard, Portsea and 3 Palmerston Road, Southsea. Calvert 2; O'Mara; G.L'E. Turner 24; RSW; Crawforth 1. suggest correction
LEE, JOHN England, c.1810, citizen and clothworker; William Rise, an apprentice, was turned over to him by John Symons of the Grocers' Company. J. Brown 2. suggest correction
LEE, MRS. PHILIP England, misreading for Anne Lea. Clay and Court; Daumas 1. suggest correction
LEE, NEWMARCH England, 1824, NIM Compass Card, 1824 = in Thomas Smith azimuth compass. T.C. in box of Fairey octant. Hull. NMM 2; Moskowitz 102. suggest correction
LEE, PHILLIP misreading for Philip Lea. Clay and Court; Daumas 1. suggest correction
LEE, S. AND S. England, c.1830, OIM 15 Clement Street, Leamington. Taylor 2(1915). suggest correction
LEECH, ABSOLOM England, MIM Sundial in a walking stick = OXF. Evans 1. suggest correction
LEEK, JOHN see John Leake. Gatty. suggest correction
LEENHARDT Holland, 1779, MIM Perpetual Calendar, 1779 = SPI. Nachet thought he was German. Michel 3; Nachet. suggest correction
LEEUWARDEN, WEDUWE SIMON VAN Holland, c.1744, MIM NIM OIM the widow of Simon van Leeuwarden; sold compasses, sandglasses, telescopes, sounding leads, etc. Amsterdam. Mörzer Bruyns 5. suggest correction
LEEUWENHOEK, ANTONI VAN Holland, 1632-1723, OIM Microscopes = LEY, NAC, DEU, UTR, Zeiss-Jena, van Heurck Coll., etc. Antoni van Leeuwenhoek; made the first simple microscope for his own research, of which nine are known to still exist, including one in the van Heurck Coll. housed at the Antwerp Zoo. Delft. Rooseboom 1 & 2; van der Star 1; Dewhirst; Bradbury; Nachet; Daumas 1; G.L'E. Turner 10, 14 and 23; Clay and Court; A.J. Turner 10; J. van Zuylen; Darius 4. suggest correction
LEFEBIERE France, 1745, MIM NIM SIM Telescope on Graphometer, 1745 = NMM-Si/G.14. Etienne-Jean Lefebvre? au Grand Turc, Paris. NMM 2. suggest correction
LEFEBRISE France, c.1814, MIM misreading for Lefèvre on planisphere at CNAM. Grimaldi(987). suggest correction
LEFEBURE alternate spelling for Lefebvre and Lefèvre. Daumas 1. suggest correction
LEFEBURE, J. France, MIM SIM Surveying Level = Christie 12/18/74. RSW. suggest correction
LEFEBVRE ET POULAIN France, NIM Protractors, marine = Versailles 11/20/83 (2). Or LEFEBVRE ET POULIN, as suggested. RSW; WEBDB. suggest correction
LEFEBVRE, ETIENNE-JEAN France, d.1753, MIM NIM OIM SIM Equatorial Sundials = NMM-D.78 and 89, WRAY, CNAM; Butterfield-type Sundials, silver = PEA, PRIN, Soth. 10/19/64; Marine Compass with alidade and level = VNN; Levels = CNAM, P.C.; Magnifier for graphometer, 1745 = NMM; etc. perhaps son of Jean Lefèvre; sometimes signed "Lefèvre" or "Lefebure." au Grand Turc (1745); rue de la Grande-Truanderie (1753); both in Paris. Daumas 1; Cons. Nat'l 1; Destombes 4; Michel 1 and 3; Hamilton 1; A.J. Turner 10; RSW. suggest correction
LEFEBVRE, J. France, MIM Level = Melun 6/10/79. RSW. suggest correction
LEFEVER, CHARLES England, fl.1829-58, MIM PHIM apprenticed to Thomas Lefever in the Merchant Taylors' Company; free of the Company. 14 Duncan Place, Hackney, London. Taylor 2(1620); Crawforth 7. suggest correction
LEFEVER, GEORGE England, c.1823, PHIM made barometers and watches; silversmith; jeweler. Market Place, Wisbech. Bell 2. suggest correction
LEFEVER, THOMAS England, c.1824, MIM PHIM apprenticed to Thomas Ventom in the Merchant Taylors' Company; free of the Company; took apprentices. 1 College Place, Highbury Vale, London. Taylor 2(1621); O'Mara; Crawforth 7. suggest correction
LEFEVRE, J. France, 1798, MIM Garden Sundial, slate, 1798 = LIE. J. Lefèvre. Michel 9. suggest correction
LEFEVRE, JEAN France, 1650-1706, MIM OIM Terrestrial and Celestial Planispheres, wood and paper = CNAM; Quadrant, 1702 = Marseilles Observatory; Level with two Telescopes = CNAM; Level= Peron et Corsy, Melun 6/10/79; Inkstand, travelling = Soth. 1/27/48. Lefèvre; invented a micrometer, 1705; made instruments for the Académie des Sciences including 2 micrometers, a microscope, etc.; inkstand is probably part of an etui, it has the address on it. au deux Globes, Paris. Daumas 1; Michel 3; Cons. Nat'l 1; Destombes 4; Evans 1; RSW. suggest correction
LEFFLER, M. Sweden, NIM Compass Rose, paper = GMM. Göteborg. RSW. suggest correction
LEFRANC, ANDRE France, 1652, PHIM Set of Weights, 1652 = CNAM. André Lefranc. Cons. Nat'l 1; Destombes 4. suggest correction
LEFRANCOIS, A. France, c.1850, MIM Cannon Sundial = Soth. 1969 = ADL-N35. "Maison Vantier et Marc Ingénieurs-Opticiens, A. Lefrançois successeur." 174 Galerie de Valois, Palais Royal, Paris. ADL; RSW. suggest correction
LEGA, GERARD PETRUS RUDOLPHUS Holland, 1773-1845, NIM worked with his father, Ignatius Lega. Rotterdam. Mörzer Bruyns 2. suggest correction
LEGA, IGNATIUS Holland, 1737-97, NIM Compass, 1787 = AMST; Crown Compasses = AMST (1778), Christie 6/7/72. father of Gerard Petrus Rudolphus Lega; the 1787 compass is also marked "A.K." (4). Rotterdam. Mörzer Bruyns 1 and 2; RSW. suggest correction
LEGA, IGNATIUS AND GERARD PETRUS R. Holland, c.1799, NIM Crown Compass, 1799 = AMST Ignatius Lega and his son, Gerard Petrus Rudolphus Lega; the compass is also marked "A.K." (4). Rotterdam. Mörzer Bruyns 1 & 2. suggest correction
LEGEY France, pre-1833, MIM NIM Mathematical Instruments = CNAM; Marine Compass = CNAM; Rules = CNAM; Folding Square = ADL-W135. Paris. Cons. Nat'l 1; Destombes 4; ADL; RSW. suggest correction
LEGGET, DAVID England, fl.1832-34, MIM PHIM 35 Tavistock Street, Covent Garden, London. Taylor 2(1622); O'Mara. suggest correction
LEGRAND France, c.1725, MIM Graphometer = ADL-A141; Butterfield-type Sundial = P.C. Paris. ADL; RSW. suggest correction
LEGRAND, C. France, 18th Century, OIM Microscope = X. Douai. Nachet. suggest correction
LEGRIS France, c.1840, NIM Octant, ebony and ivory = La Rochelle 7/16/83; Marine Compass = OMM. "opticien." Le Havre. RSW. suggest correction
LEGROS France, pre-1814, MIM Terrestrial Globe = CNAM. Cons. Nat'l 1; Destombes 4. suggest correction
LEGRY France, MIM Hygrometer = Drouot 3/9/70. Le Havre. RSW. suggest correction
LEGUIN, STEPHEN England, c.1790, designed a longitude-finding instrument and a new log. Taylor 2(1004). suggest correction
LEHEUX, R. misreading for Lekeux. Christie 7/28/70. suggest correction
LEHMANN Germany, c.1742, MIM Hodometer = DRE. worked for Reichsgraf Hans Löser. Reinharz. Zinner 1; Drechsler 2; Chaldecott 4. suggest correction
LEHMANN, BURKART Germany, 1615, MIM Instrument, 1615 = DEU-5140. Price 2. suggest correction
LEHNBERG, CARL Sweden, fl.1725-68, OIM Achromatic Telescope, 1760 = SWE. optical instrument maker to the Royal Swedish Academy of Science from 1756 to 1768; made the first achromatic telescope in Sweden, 1760; made a member of the Swedish Academy of Sciences in 1756. Stockholm. Pipping 1; RSW. suggest correction
LEHNER, ANDREAS Germany, 18th Century, MIM Horizontal Sundial = BEK. Munich. Zinner 1. suggest correction
LEHNER, THOMAS Germany, 1747, MIM Horary Quadrant, wood, 1747 = DEU; Diptych Sundial, wood = Drecker Collection = P.C. the diptych dial is for 48°. Geiselhöring. Zinner 1; RSW. suggest correction
LEHR, FERDINAND USA, fl.1852-54, MIM NIM PHIM New York, N.Y. USNM. suggest correction
LEIBNITZ, GOTTFRIED Germany, 1646-1716, greatly improved the calculating machine by a new method of multiplying, 1671-94; invented a small lens; author; had the idea of the aneroid barometer. Frankfort. Nachet; Von Mackensen 1; G.L'E. Turner 24; Middleton 1. suggest correction
LEIGH, SAMUEL England, c.1830, Urania's Mirror = ADL, Soth. 10/3/88, etc. sets of constellation cards pierced to show star locations. 18 Strand, London. Sperling; ADL; RSW. suggest correction
LEITNER, JACOB SIGMUND Germany, c.1775, MIM SIM Graphometer = NUR. Nürnberg. RSW. suggest correction
LEITZ, E. Germany, c.1893, OIM PHIM Microscopes, etc. Wetzlar. RSW. suggest correction
LEJARD ET CIE. France, c.1850, MIM Slide Rule = D.(1972). La Maison Richer, L'Hermite, Paris. Moskowitz 103. suggest correction
LEKEUX, RICHARD England, fl.1777-1838, MIM NIM OIM Octants = MAN (1784), GEP (1787), X, DNM, PEA, PMS, OMM, Glasgow Museums and Art Gallery/ Larvik Marine Museum, Norway/ Museo Navale, Madrid, D.(1997), etc.; Sextant = AVI; Telescope = Christie 7/28/70; Hadley's Quadrant = P.C. (1987). apprenticed to Thomas Ripley 1 of the Grocers' Company, 1770; turned over to Walton Willcox, member of the Joiners' Company, 1775; free of the Grocers' 1777 and Fishmongers' Companies; took apprentices; octant at X is signed "R.L." No.137 near Execution Dock, Wapping (1787-88); 137 Hermitage Bridge, Wapping; 138 Wapping High Street; 103 Wapping near Execution Dock; No. 168 near King Edward Stairs, Wapping; 13 High Street (1826); all in London. Taylor 2(862); Garcia 1; Bryden 9; Brewington 1; USNM; Moskowitz 107; Crawforth 7; Coffeen 58; RSW. suggest correction
LELLI, J. England, PHIM Thermometer = Pym Sale. Portsea Town. RSW. suggest correction
LELLI, S. 1 England, PHIM Wheel Barometer = X. Chichester. Goodison 1. suggest correction
LELLI, S. 2 England, PHIM Wheel Barometer = Phillips 8/12/87. Newport, Isle of Wight. RSW. suggest correction
LELUBOIS, J. France, c.1850, MIM invented an accountant's slide rule; example at OXF. G.L'E. Turner 24. suggest correction
LEMAINDRE, N. France, MIM Equatorial Sundials, silver = MERC, P.C., P-B 1/22/54. Blois. Hamilton 1; USNM; RSW. suggest correction
LEMAIRE see Le Maire. suggest correction
LEMAIRE, NICHOLAS France, c.1730, MIM Butterfield-type Sundial = Soth. 4/18/88. probably N. Le Maire, which see. Paris. RSW. suggest correction
LEMARDELEY France, 1846-, OIM microscope maker. 127 rue de la Glacière, Paris. USNM. suggest correction
LEMBKE see Gall and Lembke. suggest correction
LEMIERE France, 19th Century, OIM Lorgnette Glass = Soth. 5/27/25; Telescope = Christie-SK 9/11/86; Monocular = Christie-SK 4/17/86. Palais Royal No. 6, Paris. RSW. suggest correction
LENAERTS, T.B. France, 1770, MIM Sundial, 1770 = Evans Coll. Malines. Evans 1. suggest correction
LENEL misreading for Lennel. suggest correction
LENELIN, M. 1729, MIM Quadrant, 1729 = Soth. 1973. five-inch radius. RSW. suggest correction
LENELL misreading for Lennel. Cons. Nat'l 1. suggest correction
LENFESTEY England, c.1800, see Le Lacheur and Lenfestey. Guernsey. RSW. suggest correction
LENNEL France, fl.1774-84, MIM NIM OIM SIM Graphometers = D.(1988) (1775), PNM (1781), CNAM, D.(1774), OMM (1774), CZO (1778), VCW (1776), P.C. (1987) (1775), RSM (1774), Chayette 6/28/86 (1778); Meridian Telescope, 1774 = POB; Marine Compass = PNM; Water Levels = D.(1974) (1774), P.C. (1987) (1775, 1776); Mathematical Instrument Set = CNAM; Sector = USNM; Rule, folding, 1774 = CNAM; Surveyor's Compass = WHI; Telescopic Quadrant = CNAM. "Elève et successeur de Me. Canivet à la Sphère"; "Ingénieur du Roi et de la Marine"; succeeded by his widow. A la Sphère, Quai de l'Ecole entre le café de Parnasse et la Miroitier, Paris. Daumas 1; Destombes 4; Cons. Nat'l 1; Nachet; Wynter and Turner; Courtanvaux; USNM; Evans 1; Wynter 1; MADEX; O. Brown 1; J.A. Bennett 2; A.J. Turner 10; Coffeen 20; RSW. suggest correction
LENNEL, VEUVE France, c.1784, MIM SIM Surveying Level = Phillips 2/2/84; Alidade, box = D.(1976); Set of Drawing Instruments = Koller May, 1972. succeeded her husband; level also marked "Département de Figeac." Paris. Daumas 1; RSW. suggest correction
LENNEP Germany?, fl.1780-90, PHIM Balances = DRE (1780), (1790), (undated). RSW. suggest correction
LENNEP, ELIAS A Germany, fl.1663-94, MIM Astrolabe = Linz Staatsgymnasium (ICA-608). signed "Elias a Lennep Math. Cultor me fe."; mathematician. Lennep. Zinner 1; Price 1; ICA 2. suggest correction
LENNEP, HEINRICH VAN Germany, fl.1667-1710, MIM NIM Mariner's Compass, 1667 = X; Celestial Globe, 1693 = KAS. decorated Diepel's celestial globe in 1683; finished celestial globe that was started by Burgi in 1585; see H.L. 2. Kassel. Zinner 1; Michel 3; Bryden 16. suggest correction
LENNEP, JOHANN HARTMANN Germany, 1685-1753, MIM "mechaniker." Kassel. Baillie 1. suggest correction
LENNIE Scotland, c.1850, MIM OIM PHIM Barometer = Christie-SK 11/27/86; Aneroid Barometer = Christie-SK 4/17/86; Cross-staff = FRK = RSM; Microscopes = FRK = RSM, D.(1872); Telescopes = FRK = RSM (6). Edinburgh. Morrison-Low 1; Moskowitz 105; RSW. suggest correction
LENNIE AND CO. England, OIM Microscope, case = D.(1975). 62 Church Street, Liverpool. RSW. suggest correction
LENNIE, E. Scotland, c.1850, PHIM Stick Barometers = RSM, Soth.-West Sussex 6/21/83. Edinburgh. Goodison 1; RSW. suggest correction
LENNIE, JAMES Scotland, fl.1830-80, OIM Microscopes = Soth. 12/8/69, 5/21/73, 12/10/73. optician. 46 Princes Street, Edinburgh. RSW. suggest correction
LENOIR 1 France, c.1830, MIM NIM OIM SIM made cicumferentors, graphometers, Borda circles, meter rods of steel, magnetic compasses, levels, rules, inclinometers, sectors, etc. which can be seen at many museums including ADL, CNAM, VCW, DRE, POB, COO, RSM, SWE, NOR, WHI, etc. can be either Etienne or Paul Etienne Lenoir; T.C. au dépot des Cartes et Plans de la Marine, Rue ci-devant Louis Le Grand, Paris. Daumas 1; Portuguese Inv.; Trois Siècles; Grötzsch 2; Cons. Nat'l 1; Destombes 4; O. Brown 1; Coffeen 15; Engelmann 1; ADL; RSW. suggest correction
LENOIR 2 France, see "Schwartz dit Lenoir." Nachet; RSW. suggest correction
LENOIR 3 France, Aneroid Barometer = D.(1972). modern work; "opticien." rue des Tournelles, Paris. RSW. suggest correction
LENOIR FILS see Paul Etienne Lenoir. suggest correction
LENOIR, ETIENNE France, 1744-1832, MIM NIM OIM SIM Measure = CNAM; Borda Circles = ADL-DPW33, CNAM, PNM, LEY, KEN, STT, USNM; Graphometers = MADEX, etc.; Sextants = KRA, WHI; Protractor with arm = P.C.; Surveying Cross = P.C.; Transit = D.(1986); Slide Rules = D.(1990), P.C., WHI. made a dividing engine, c.1783; claimed to have invented the repeating circle; "Ingénieur du Roi pour les instruments à l'usage des sciences"; T.C.; optician. rue de la Pelleterie (1785); No. 1, rue Basse-des-Ursins (1792); rue Cassette, 14 (post-1792); 301 rue Saint-Honoré (1810); Rue de la Place Vendôme, Hôtel du Dépot, Galerie de la Marine; au Petit Bénéfice, Quai de l'Horloge-du-Palais, No. 59 (1830); all in Paris; some his son's? Daumas 1; Calvert 2; Wynter 1; Pipping 1; Michel 3; Nachet; USNM; RSW; J.A. Bennett 2; Delehar 9; ADL; RSW. suggest correction
LENOIR, PAUL ETIENNE France, 1776-1827, MIM OIM son of Etienne Lenoir; made astronomical instruments; fl. 1810-27. Paris; some listed in his father's entry may have been his. Daumas 1; Nachet; J.A. Bennett. suggest correction
LENOIT misreading for Lenoir. suggest correction
LENONE misreading of Zenone or Zenon. Goodison 1; Morrison-Low 1. suggest correction
LENT, D.E. USA, c.1815, PHIM Stick Barometer = D. Rochester, N.Y. RSW. suggest correction
LENTON, JOHN England, c.1830, OIM 14 Waingate, Sheffield. Taylor 2(1916). suggest correction
LENVIE France, c.1810, PHIM Barometer = Società Torricelliana, Faenza. Paris. Middleton 1. suggest correction
LENVIRE France, c.1789, MIM "Ingénieur." Bibliothèque Nationale, Paris. suggest correction
LEO DE BALNEOLIS see Levi ben Gerson. A.J. Turner 10. suggest correction
LEONAE, AMERIGO Italy, 1589, MIM Nocturnal with Rojas Astrolabe, 1589 = NMM-N.17. Rome. NMM 2. suggest correction
LEONE England, PHIM Wheel Barometer = X. Exeter. Goodison 1. suggest correction
LEONE, JOHN England, c.1830?, PHIM Wheel Barometers = X (3), Soth 12/15/83. see J. Lione 2. Aylesbury. Goodison 1; RSW. suggest correction
LEONI sometimes a variant spelling of Leone. Bell 2. suggest correction
LEONI, F. England, c.1780, PHIM Wheel Barometers = X, Soth. 1/19/73. Andover. Goodison 1; RSW. suggest correction
LEONI, G. USA, fl.1837-46, MIM NIM OIM PHIM SIM Surveyor's Compass = D.(1971). "Manufacturer and importer of mathematical, optical and philosophical instruments. glass-blowing in all its branches, barometers and thermometers." New York, N.Y. USNM; Moskowitz 102. suggest correction
LEORA, P., AND CO. England, PHIM barometer makers. Church Street, Sheffield. Bell 2. suggest correction
LEPAUTE France, c.1780, PHIM Barometer = Soth. 12/13/74. RSW. suggest correction
LEPAUTE, HENRI France, c.1849, OIM Fresnel Lenses = Sankaty Light, Nantucket, Mass., Cape Hatteras Sankaty Light now in the Nantucket Whaling Museum. Paris. Warner 13; RSW. suggest correction
LEPAUTE, JACQUES JOSEPH France, 1779-c.1830, MIM Planetarium Clock = Christie 3/28/73. Jacques Joseph Lepaute de Belle Fontaine. Paris. RSW. suggest correction
LEPELTIER France, NIM Mariner's Compass = D.(1973). St. Malo. RSW. suggest correction
LEPERE, GEORGE France, 1744, OIM Telescope, 1744 = ADL-M442. George Lepère. Quai de l'horloge du Palais, Paris. RSW. suggest correction
LEPETIT France, NIM Sextant = Melun 4/24/83. signed "Lorieux, Le Petit Suc." Paris. RSW. suggest correction
LEPETIT, A. France, 19th Century, MIM SIM Theodolite = Christie 12/18/74. successor of A. Berthélémy. Paris. RSW. suggest correction
LEPETIT, ETS. France, NIM Circle and Sextant = Drouot 6/8/70. RSW. suggest correction
LEPETTI France, MIM Butterfield-type Sundial, oval, silver = NOR. Paris. RSW. suggest correction
LEPINE France, c.1725, MIM Multiplying Machine = USNM. Lépine; devised this type in 1725. A.J. Turner 10. suggest correction
LEPINE, JEAN France, c.1710, MIM Calculating Machines = CNAM, Conti Coll. = COR; Astronomical Clock = Buckingham Palace. Jean Lépine. Paris. Baillie 1; Grimaldi. suggest correction
LEPRIEUR France, see Derrien et LePrieur. RSW. suggest correction
LERBONI AND CO. England, PHIM Wheel Barometer = X. London. Goodison 1. suggest correction
LEREBOURS ET SECRETAN France, 1845-55, MIM NIM OIM PHIM Holland Circle = DNM; Telescope = GEL; Microscopes = LEY, Ineichen 6/5/75, D.(1972), Cranbrook Institute of Science Michigan, Peron et Corsy, Melun 6/10/79; Level = CNAM; Pantograph = COO; Resonance apparatus = TEY. Noël-Marie-Paymal Lerebours and Marc Secretan. 13 Place du Pont-Neuf, Paris. Daumas 1; Destombes 4; Cons. Nat'l 1; van der Star 1; USNM; Wynter and Turner; G.L'E. Turner 7 & 24; Moskowitz; Portuguese Inventory; RSW. suggest correction
LEREBOURS ET SECRETAN, MAISON France, post-1855, MIM NIM OIM PHIM Auguste and Georges Secretan, cousins; TC.; "Maison Lerebours et Secretan / Secretan Successeur." Paris. Moskowitz 122; Warner 13. suggest correction
LEREBOURS, M.M. France, c.1847, OIM opticians to the Royal Observatory of Paris; sale of their work in London by Bullocks, 8/13/1847. Paris. Chaldecott 3; RGO. suggest correction
LEREBOURS, NOEL-JEAN France, 1761-1840, MIM NIM OIM PHIM SIM Sectors = CNAM, P.C. (1987); Telescopes = POB, CZJ (1810), Wesleyan U. (1835), USMA (1840), CNAM, La Rochelle 7/16/83, Soth. 12/13/65, ; Piezometer = USNM; Graphometers = USNM, Christie-NY 10/24/83, D.(1968); Horizontal Sundial = Versailles 11/20/83; Alidade = KRA; Rule = P.C. (1987); Standard Meter = D.(1991); etc. appointed engineer to the king, 1789; "Opticien de l'Observatoire Royale et de la Marine et du Bureau des Longitudes"; succeeded by his son, Noël-Marie-Paymal Lerebours; worked under Louvel until 1789. au Cloître Saint-Benoît; 69 Quai de l'Horloge (1789-93); Place de Pont-Neuf; all in Paris. Cons. Nat'l 1; Destombes 4; Daumas 1; Nachet; USNM; Moskowitz 122; Michel 3; Coffeen 35; Warner 13; RSW. suggest correction
LEREBOURS, NOEL-MARIE-PAYMAL France, 1794-1855, MIM NIM OIM PHIM SIM Surveying Instrument = D; Thermometer = Soth. 10/16/86. son of Noël-Jean Lerebours; succeeded his father in 1840; took Marc Secretan as a partner in 1845. 13 Place du Pont-Neuf, Paris. Daumas 1; Nachet; Poggendorff; Moskowitz 103; Warner 13; RSW. suggest correction
LERGET, C. misreading for Clerget. RSW. suggest correction
LERIEUX misreading for Lorieux. suggest correction
LEROUX France, c.1850, NIM Octants = Randier, P.C. (1971). St. Malo. Randier; RSW. suggest correction
LEROY see Le Roy. suggest correction
LERRA, CARL ANDREAS Denmark, 1786-1871, MIM son of Johannes F.A. Lerra. Copenhagen. RSW. suggest correction
LERRA, JOHANNES FRANCESCO ANTONIO Denmark, b.1735, PHIM Stick Barometers = OMM, Den Gamle By, Aarhus; Wheel Barometer = Den Gamle By, Aarhus; Thermometer, 1789 = OMM. instrument maker to King Fredrick V, 1761; father of Carl Andreas Lerra; see Ruspinus. Copenhagen. RSW. suggest correction
LERRA, P. England, c.1800, PHIM Wheel Barometer = Christie 4/28/89. Leeds. RSW. suggest correction
LERRA, P., AND CO. England, c.1800, PHIM Wheel Barometer = X; Barometer = Christie 1/15/70. Sheffield. Goodison 1; RSW. suggest correction
LERUDE France, Barometer, 1743 = D.(1972). "Opticien"; modern work. rue St. Louis en l'ile, Paris. RSW. suggest correction
LESEL, ALBRECHT see Lösel. Michel 3; Gouk 1; Zinner 1; Körber 1. suggest correction
LESEL, MICHAEL Germany, b.1591 fl.1612-29, MIM Diptych Sundials, ivory = NMM-D.299 (1612), STU (1613), Breslau Schles. Museum für Kunstgewerbe (1624), OXF (1629), Konstanz Rosgarten Museum (1629), GRA (1629), BM (1629), LOS, Pannett Park Museum, Whitby, ADL-N22, etc. his mother was first married to Caspar Karner, and then to Albrecht Lösel, which see; mastermark is a crown. Nürnberg. Zinner 1; Baillie 1; Thielmann; NMM 2; USNM; Price 3; Ward 4; Michel 3; Gouk 1; ADL; RSW. suggest correction
LESIEUR France, 1818, MIM Calendar Clock, 1818 = D.(1976). Paris. RSW. suggest correction
LESLIE, JOHN Scotland, 1766-1832, PHIM Hygrometer and Differential Thermometer, Photometer = Royal Observatory of Scotland Sale, 6/19/1848. Sir John Leslie; invented barometric scale to compute heights of mountains; invented the differential thermometer; F.R.S.; author; Professor of Mathematics, Edinburgh U., 1805-; instruments have platina scales. Edinburgh. Middleton 4; Taylor 2(863); USNM; G.L'E. Turner 24; Gunther 2; Chaldecott 3; RGO; RSW. suggest correction
LESLIE, ROBERT USA, 1793, NIM Navigating Instrument, 1793 = X. Philadelphia, Pa. USNM; RSW. suggest correction
LESNE France, c.1810, OIM optician and lens maker; see Boucher et Lesné. Paris. Nachet. suggest correction
LESPINASSE, DE France, c.1780, MIM PHIM Meridian Sundial on clock = Wallace Coll.; Barometer = Wallace Coll. Paris. Baillie 1; Britten. suggest correction
LESTANG see Etang. suggest correction
LESUEUR France, 18th Century, MIM Butterfield-type Sundials, oval, silver = LIE, KEN. Gisors. Michel 3. suggest correction
LETELLIER France, fl.1769-77+, OIM Microscope = CNAM. engineer and optician; associated with Dellebarre, 1777. rue Saint-Jacques, près Saint-Yves (1777); au Microscope, quay des Augustins, vis-à-vis le Pont-Neuf (later); both in Paris. Daumas 1; Nachet. suggest correction
LETH, H. DE Holland, pre-1760, MIM Planetarium = Clifford Coll.(1760). Rooseboom 1. suggest correction
LETTER, J.B. Switzerland, c.1730, MIM Table Clock = ADL-M388. Zug. Engelmann 1; ADL; RSW. suggest correction
LETTI AND CO. England, c.1790, PHIM Barometer = Soth. 10/2/70. Leeds. RSW. suggest correction
LETZEN, B. DE Germany, MIM Magnetic Azimuth Sundial, circular = TIM. RSW. suggest correction
LEUNEUX France, 18th Century, MIM Universal Ring Sundial = Christie-NY 4/3/85. Versailles. RSW. suggest correction
LEUPOLD, JACOB Germany, 1674-1727, MIM PHIM SIM Air Pump, 1709 = DRE; Water Levels = KAS. author; most work dated 1699-1709; mechanic; Saxon Commissioner of Works and Mining, 1701-25; made a walking-stick barometer. Leipzig. Grötzsch 2; Michel 3; Dawson 21 (1971); Middleton 1; RSW. suggest correction
LEUTMANN, JOHANN GEORG Germany, fl.1725-1757, MIM OIM PHIM clergyman; improved the pivot for weather vanes; designed a simple microscope; developed several variant barometers. Dabrun. Nachet; Middleton 1 and 4; Evans 1. suggest correction
LEUTPOLD, JACOB see Leupold. Crommelin 1. suggest correction
LEVASSEUR France, MIM OIM PHIM T.C. rue Grand Pont, No. 5, ci-devant la Rue Beau Voisine, Rouen. RSW. suggest correction
LEVASSEUR, E. France, MIM Terrestrial Globe = CNAM. RSW. suggest correction
LEVER, STEPHEN England, fl.1675-77, MIM master craftsman; made instruments. Duck Lane, London. Taylor 1(384). suggest correction
LEVERTON England, post-1776, NIM Hadley's Quadrants = HAM, Stadt Museum Abenrå, Denmark. one of them marked "Hans Hinrich Koch", surely owner; O'Mara thought he was probably John L. Leverton of Liverpool. O'Mara; RSW. suggest correction
LEVERTON, JOHN L. England, fl.1766-83, MIM NIM OIM PHIM Hadley's Quadrants = NMM (1777), FIN (1783); Stick Barometer = X.; Cuff-type Microscope = Phillips 5/14/74. see Leverton; the NMM quadrant was made for Peter Richards, the one at FIN for William Tyler; most of the instruments are signed "Leverton." Water Street (1766-69); Pool Lane (1772); 30 Pool Street (1774); all in Liverpool. Taylor 2(742); Goodison 1; O'Mara; Bryden 9; NMM 2; RSW. suggest correction
LEVEY, J. Ireland, fl.1833-35, OIM optician and jeweler. 39 Mary Street, Dublin. Bryden 9; Morrison-Low and Burnett. suggest correction
LEVI BEN GERSON Spain; France, 1288-1344, astronomer and mathematician; invented the Jacob or cross-staff, the transvesal scale for subdividing angles and the camera obscura; author. Catalonia; Bagnols; Perpignan. B. Goldstein 1, 2, 3 and 4; DSB; Daumas 1; Michel 2; A.J. Turner 10. suggest correction
LEVI, ISAIAH England, fl.1822-41, PHIM watch and clockmaker; see J. Levy. Lord Street (1822-35); Silver Street (1841); both in Gainesborough. Goodison 1. suggest correction
LEVI, JACOB England, c.1775, OIM spectacle maker. 14 Temple Street, Bristol. Bryden 9. suggest correction
LEVI, MOSES England, fl.1839-46?, PHIM Wheel Barometers = X (2), Christie-SK 10/20/89. may be Moses Levy. Ipswich. Goodison 1; Bell 2; RSW. suggest correction
LEVI, SAMUEL England?, pre-1782, invented a calculating machine. Courtanvaux. suggest correction
LEVIL, P. England, OIM Telescope, three-draw = Christie-SK 10/6/83. George Yard, Lombard Street, London. RSW. suggest correction
LEVIN England, PHIM Wheel Barometers = X, Soth. 7/3/70, Christie 6/30/89; Marine Barometers = X, Christie 6/30/89, etc. wheel barometer from Christie is signed "Leven Penzance." Penzance. Goodison 1; RSW. suggest correction
LEVIN, M. AND E. England, PHIM Wheel Barometers = X (2). London. Goodison 1. suggest correction
LEVIN, P. France, 17th Century, MIM Horizontal Sundial, silver = Bernard Coll. = NMM-Caird. probably P. Sevin. Paris. NMM 2; RSW. suggest correction
LEVITT England, fl.1816-42, PHIM partner with Morris Tobias as Tobias and Levitt, which see. 31 Minories, London. Goodison 1. suggest correction
LEVY, H. AND L. England, fl.1793-94, OIM opticians. Temple Street, Bristol. Bryden 9. suggest correction
LEVY, J. PHIM Wheel Barometer = X. variant spelling for Isaiah Levi? Gainesborough. Goodison 1. suggest correction
LEVY, MOSES variant spelling for Moses Levi? Goodison 1; Bell 2. suggest correction
LEWELIN, M. England?, 1729, MIM Quadrant, 1729 = Soth. 12/10/73. also marked "M.L." and "T.J." 1. RSW. suggest correction
LEWENBERG, LEON USA, pre-1839, OIM Telescope = X. New York, N.Y. USNM. suggest correction
LEWER, JAMES England, T.C.; may have only sold instruments. at ye Elephant and Rising Sun, five doors from Friday Street in Cheapside, London. Crawforth 1. suggest correction
LEWIS England, PHIM barometer maker. Poole. Bell 2. suggest correction
LEWIS AND BRIGGS England, c.1766, MIM Slide Rule = USNM. made gauging instruments. 52 Bow Line, Cheapside, London. Taylor 2(623); USNM. suggest correction
LEWIS AND ROSS England, c.1820, MIM PHIM 96 Brick Lane, Spitalfields, London. Taylor 2(1624). suggest correction
LEWIS, ELLIS USA, c.1858, MIM SIM Surveyor's Compass = D.(1982). "clock and mathematical instrument maker." Rockingham County, Va. Coffeen B. suggest correction
LEWIS, JOHANNES Ireland, MIM Compass Sundial = P.C. (1988). John Lewis 2. Dublin. RSW. suggest correction
LEWIS, JOHN 1 England, d.1621, NIM compass maker. St. Katherine's, the Tower, London. Taylor 1(102); RSW. suggest correction
LEWIS, JOHN 2 Ireland, fl.1679-88, MIM SIM Sundial, 1684 = Christie 10/12/65; Circumferentor, 1688 = Maynooth College; Garden Sundial = D.(1966); Compass Sundial = P.C. (1988). the Christie sundial is signed "Johans Lewis Dublin fecit 1684"; the sundial in the private collection is signed "Johannes Lewis Dublin." Dublin. Morrison-Low and Burnett; RSW. suggest correction
LEWIS, W. England, c.1727, made metal tubes for telescopes. 2 Rose Street, Covent Garden, London. Taylor 2(192). suggest correction
LEY, JOHN England, c.1707, MIM apprenticed to John Randall of the Grocers' Company on Dec.9,1707. J. Brown 1. suggest correction
LEYBOURN, WILLIAM England, 1626-1716, MIM wrote many books on dialing and surveying; made garden sundials "both fixed and movable." Monkswell Street, Cripplegate, London (c.1645); on the road between Acton and Uxbridge, Southhall, 3 miles from Brainford. Taylor 1(222); G.L'E. Turner 24; RSW. suggest correction
LEYDEKKENS, C. Holland, fl.1845-47, NIM PHIM Magnet, horseshoe = LEY. Mörzer Bruyns 2. suggest correction
LHEUREUX France, c.1750, MIM Garden Sundial = Koller, May, 1972. L'Heureux?; the dial is also marked "L.M." (5). RSW. suggest correction
LIAIS, EMMANUEL France, c.1850, PHIM invented an azimuth instrument made by Jose Maria dos Reis, which see; author; made barometers. Middleton 1; RSW. suggest correction
LIBAERTS, ELISEUS Belgium, fl.1562-64, MIM Celestial Globe = Historisches Museum, Dresden. on Christian II horse armor. Antwerp. RSW. suggest correction
LIBERATUS, FR. KARL Germany, 1766, MIM Universal Equatorial Sundial, 1766 = OXF(?). Augsburg; Baden. Evans 1. suggest correction
LIBHER Germany, c.1850, MIM Magnetic Compass = Christie 12/18/74. Munich. RSW. suggest correction
LIBRERIA ESCOLAR CARBONELL Y ESTERA Spain, c.1850, MIM Armillary Sphere = Neumarkt 6/1/72. the Carbonell and Estera School Library? RSW. suggest correction
LIDDELL, DUNCAN Scotland, fl.1634-37, may have designed a staff for gauging and surveying. Aberdeen. Taylor 1(179). suggest correction
LIDDELL, J.J. Scotland, fl.1840-58, MIM OIM PHIM made levels; exhibited in the Great Exhbition, London, 1851. 3 Hanover Street (1843-57); 91 South Bridge (1858); both in Edinburgh. Bryden 3. suggest correction
LIDDLE, WILLIAM Scotland, fl.1819-33, MIM OIM PHIM Wheel Barometer = X. successor to Finney and Liddle, Joseph Finney 2; clockmaker; the barometer is signed "William Liddell Edinburgh." 3 North Bank Street, Edinburgh. Bryden 3; Goodison 1; Baillie 1. suggest correction
LIEBERKUHN, JOHANN NATHANIEL Germany England, 1719-69, OIM Telescope, 1755 = DRE. Lieberkühn; doctor; developed a type of simple microscope also a solar microscope with Fahrenheit which was introduced into England in 1740. London (1740). Daumas 1; Clay and Court; Nachet; Evans 1; Dewhirst; RSW; A.J. Turner 10. suggest correction
LIEBFRIED, CHRISTOPHER Germany, 1596, designed an astronomical compendium in 1596; Lynden made it in 1598. Würzburg. Zinner 1; Price 3; Ward 4; RSW. suggest correction
LIEBHERR, JOSEPH Germany, 1767-1840, MIM OIM see Utzschneider und Liebherr; Reichenbach, Utzschneider und Liebherr. Immenstadt; Munich. Baillie 1; G.L'E. Turner 24; J.A. Bennett 2; RSW. suggest correction
LIEBHERR, VET Germany, c.1800, PHIM Barometer = DEU. Landshut. Middleton 1. suggest correction
LIEBISCH, F.A. Germany, 1820, MIM OIM SIM Theodolite, 1820 = DRE; Telescope = DRE. Dresden. Grötzsch 2; Drechsler 2; RSW. suggest correction
LIEBLICH Germany, OIM Telescope on stand = KRA. Dresden. RSW. suggest correction
LIEFRING, B. 1795, NIM Octant, 1795 = WHI. RSW. suggest correction
LIERA, FABIO Italy, c.1625, MIM made precision instruments; pupil of Simone Barocci. Urbino. Morpurgo 1. suggest correction
LIFORD, JOHN England, post-1740, MIM OIM T.C. in telescope box. at Euclid's Head opposite the New Church in the Strand, London. NMM 2. suggest correction
LIGEON France, 18th Century, possibly a misreading of Pigeon. Paris. Michel 1 & 3; suggest correction
LIGEON, ARON France, 18th Century, MIM Butterfield-type Sundials = LOU, P-B 1/31/53. misreading for Pigeon? Michel 1 & 3; RSW. suggest correction
LIGHTFOOT, PETER England, c.1335, MIM sundial maker. Glastonbury. Baillie 1. suggest correction
LIGNAMINE, CHRISTOPHORUS Italy, 1799, MIM Horizontal Sundial, wood, 1799 = OXF. the initial "L" is part of a complicated logo. Rome. RSW. suggest correction
LILBERRAD misreading for Silberrad. RSW. suggest correction
LILIENFELD, NIKOLAUS Sweden?, 1499, MIM Astrolabe Clock, 1499 = Nicholas Church, Stralsund. Stralsund. Zinner 1. suggest correction
LILJEMARK, CARL PETTER Sweden, c.1760, MIM apprenticed to J.Z. Steinholtz, 1760. Stockholm. Pipping 1. suggest correction
LILLE, MARTIN England, c.1669, apprenticed to Walter Hayes of the Grocers' Company on May 6, 1669. J. Brown 1. suggest correction
LILLEY AND REYNOLDS LTD England, 1880-, MIM NIM firm of John Lilley and Son(s) merged with William Reynolds in 1880. London. Brewington 1. suggest correction
LILLEY AND SON England, fl.1835-75+, MIM NIM PHIM Patent Course Indicator = LIM; Octant = D.(1974); Sextants = WHI, Soth. 4/26/71, D.(1982); Navigating Instrument = Soth. 4/27/72; Anemometer = WHI; Marine Barometer = X; Folding Square = Musée Lombard, Geneva. John Lilley and son; T.C. of John Lilley in one box where the insrument is signed Lilley and Son; the folding square is signed "Lilley et Fils." 7 Jamaica Terrace, Limehouse, London. G.L'E. Turner 24; Goodison 1; Coffeen B; Bennett 1; RSW. suggest correction
LILLEY AND SONS England, NIM Sextants = Phillips 5/20/75, D.(1969). see John Lilley and Sons Ltd. London. RSW. suggest correction
LILLEY, JAMES ARCHER England, c.1801, MIM a carpenter in the Merchant Taylors' Company; took John Lilley (MIM) as an apprentice on Oct. 7, 1801. London. Crawforth 7. suggest correction
LILLEY, JOHN England, fl.1811-45, MIM NIM apprenticed to Michael Dancer in the Joiners' Company on Aug. 25, 1801; re-apprenticed to James Archer Lilley, a carpenter in the Merchant Taylors' Company, Oct. 7, 1801; probably trained by Michael Dancer; free of the Merchant Taylors' Company, Feb. 6, 1811; T.C.; took apprentices; see John Lilley and Son, Lilley and Son, and Lilley and Sons. Jamaica Terrace, Commercial Road, near the West India Docks, London. Brewington 1; Crawforth 1, 7 and 8. suggest correction
LILLEY, JOHN, AND SON England, fl.1826-75, MIM NIM Instruments = KEN, WHI, X; Clinometer = D.(1976). T.C.; see Lilley and Son, Lilley and Sons, John Lilley and Sons Ltd. 7 Jamaica Terrace (1826-63); Commercial Road, Limehouse and 9 London Street, Fenchurch Street (1868-75); all in London. Taylor 2(1625); Brewington 1; NMM 2; Calvert 2; USNM; Roux Devilas 66; RSW. suggest correction
LILLEY, JOHN, AND SONS LTD. England, c.1880, MIM NIM Marine Compass = X. London and North Shields. RSW. suggest correction
LILLY AND CO. Scotland, fl.1834-44, PHIM see S. Lilly 2, Stephen Lilly; made barometers; carvers and gilders. Candlemaker Row, Edinburgh. Bell 2. suggest correction
LILLY AND RIVOLTA Scotland, fl.1844-45, PHIM barometer makers; carvers, etc.; probably Stephen Lilly; Rivolta 1. Candlemaker Row, Edinburgh. Bell 2. suggest correction
LILLY, S. 1 England, PHIM Wheel Barometer = X. Goodison 1. suggest correction
LILLY, S. 2 Scotland, c.1820, PHIM Wheel Barometers = X (2), Christie-SK 4/17/86. probably Stephen Lilly. Edinburgh. Goodison 1; RSW. suggest correction
LILLY, STEPHEN Scotland, fl.1812-32, PHIM looking glass and barometer maker; probably S. Lilly 2. Candlemaker Row, Edinburgh. Bell 2. suggest correction
LILY AND SON England, post-1837, MIM "Ecliptic"? instrument with compass = Christie 12/18/74. London. RSW. suggest correction
LIMBACH, F. England, c.1850, NIM PHIM Wheel Barometer = Christie-SK 4/17/86; Sextant, ebony, ivory and brass = Soth. 10/3/88. Hull. RSW. suggest correction
LINCOLN, CHARLES England, c.1744-1807, MIM NIM OIM PHIM Armillary Sphere = NMM; Stick Barometers = X, Halloway's Auction, Banbury 5/1/90; Microscopes = CZO, P.C. (1869), D.(1975); Telescopes = VCW, Court Coll., Drouot Richelieu 11/28/88; Christie 5/15/73. Soth. 7/29/69, P.C. (1969); Pantograph = D.(1973); Horizontal Sundial = Phillips 7/28/82; Level = Soth. 12/13/65; Cicumferentor = D.(1994). son of Thomas Lincoln; apprenticed in the Spectaclemakers' Company in 1758; free by Patrimony on April 1, 1762; Master of the Company, 1787-90; took apprentices. Cornhill near the Poultry (1763); Head of Sir Isaac Newton, 62 Leadenhall Street (1791-1801); both in London. Taylor 2(624); Goodison 1; Clay and Court; Court and von Rohr 3(171); Dewhirst; Bryden 9; Daumas 1; NMM 2; USNM; Moskowitz 107; Garcelon 33; Gemmary III; RSW. suggest correction
LINCOLN, F.W., JR. AND CO. USA, fl.1858-83, MIM NIM OIM PHIM SIM Mariner's Compass = X; Transits = HAR, D.(1976); Tell-tale Compass = Eldred 7/26/73; Octant = PMS. Frederic Walker Lincoln, Jr.; took his apprentice, Charles C. Hutchinson, as a partner; T.C. at the Sign of Mercury and the Quadrant, 126 Commercial Street, corner of Richmond Street, Boston, Mass. Bryden 9; Smart 1; Moskowitz; RSW. suggest correction
LINCOLN, FREDERIC WALKER, JR. USA, 1817-98, MIM NIM PHIM SIM Transit = GUR; Marine Compass = OMM; Octants and Dry Card Compass = MYS. grandson of Paul Revere; apprenticed to Gedney King, 1830; flourished 1839-58 alone; took Charles C. Hutchinson, his apprentice, as a partner in 1858; T.C.; most instruments signed "F.W. Lincoln, Jr."; Mayor of Boston; T.C. 62 Commercial Street (1839-53); at the Sign of Mercury and Quadrant, 136 Commercial Street (1853-58); 126 Commercial Street (1856-58); all in Boston, Mass. Bedini 8; Smart 1; Brewington 1; Price 2; USNM; Moskowitz; D.J. Warner 10; Garcelon 33; RSW. suggest correction
LINCOLN, FREDERICK USA, MIM Magnetic Compass = D.(1965). probably F.W. Lincoln, Jr. Boston, Mass. RSW. suggest correction
LINCOLN, JOSHUA R. USA, NIM compassmaker; Thomas Wightman engraved the compass cards. Warner 12. suggest correction
LINCOLN, T. 1803, MIM SIM Graphometer, 1803 = P.C. USNM. suggest correction
LINCOLN, THOMAS England, fl.1716-50, OIM apprenticed to Matthew Cooberow of the Spectaclemakers' Company in 1709; free of the Company on Oct. 3, 1716; took apprentices; Master of the Company 1746-47. at St. Bartholomew's the Less (1749); Leadenhall; both in London. Court and von Rohr 3(87); Robischon. suggest correction
LIND, DR. England, pre-1781, PHIM Barometer = Martin's Sale, 3/8/1781? probably James Lind. RSW. suggest correction
LIND, JAMES Scotland; England, 1736-1812, PHIM Anemometer = William Wales (1772); Clinometers = RSM, OXF, UTR. scientist; F.R.S., 1777; designed a pocket clinometer and an anemometer in 1775. Edinburgh; Windsor. Taylor 2(504); Bryden 3; Middleton 4; G.L'E. Turner 24; Clarke et al. suggest correction
LIND, NILS Sweden, c.1770, MIM Sundial = STT. made unusual sundials. Stockholm. Pipping 1, pp. 199-200. suggest correction
LINDEN see Lynden. Zinner 1; Ward 4; A.J. Turner 10. suggest correction
LINDERMAN, HENDRIK Holland, c.1780, PHIM Balance, steel = Christie-SK 11/19/87. Deze Gewigte werden gemaakt on verkogt te Amsterdam. RSW. suggest correction
LINDERMAN, JAN Holland, 1740-1809, PHIM Coin Balances = D.(1980), Soth. 10/3/88. Amsterdam. Wynter 1; RSW. suggest correction
LINDERMAN, JOANNES Holland, c.1775, PHIM Jeweler's Balance = WHI. op de Beurs en in de Kalverstraat naast de Kerk de Papegay in de Goud Balans, Amsterdam. O. Brown 2. suggest correction
LINDERMAN, WILLEM Holland, c.1811, PHIM balance maker. Nieuwendijk by Dam no. 10, Amsterdam. Rooseboom 1. suggest correction
LINDERSTRUB, GOTTLIEB NIKLAUS Switzerland, 1803-73, MIM Instrument, 1840 = BASH. "mechaniker." Basel. RSW. suggest correction
LINDHOLM, C.L. Sweden, fl.1851-64, MIM apprenticed in 1836; in business, 1851. Snickarbacken 5, Stockholm (1864). Pipping 1. suggest correction
LINDIG, M. Germany, c.1800, MIM OIM SIM Levelling Instrument = DRE; Telescopic Alidade = DRE. Dresden. Grötzsch 2. suggest correction
LINDQUIST, C.A. Sweden, 1828-1905, MIM PHIM specialized in laboratory balances. Stockholm. Pipping 1. suggest correction
LINDQUIST, J.W. Sweden, fl.1830-45, MIM Malm skillnadsgaten 60, Stockholm. Pipping 1. suggest correction
LINDSAY, GEORGE England, fl.1728-76, OIM Microscopes = PYM, WHI (1742), Royal Microscopical Society, P.C., Soth. 7/29/69 and 6/9/80; Telescope = OXF; Microscope, pocket, silver = KEN. T.C.; invented a type of simple microscope; held the first patent on a portable microscope in 1743; "Watchmaker to His Majesty and the Princess Dowager"; clockmaker to George II; some of the microscopes are marked "Geo: Lindsay Inv. & Fec." at the Dial, facing the Fountain Tavern, near St. Catherine's Street, in the Strand, London. Taylor 2(193); Evans 1; Maddison 1; Nachet; Clay and Court; Daumas 1; Bryden 11; A.J. Turner 10; Millburn 8; RSW. suggest correction
LINDSON, J. BERGER Norway?, fl.1797-1809, MIM Vertical Sundials = NOR (1797, 1809, undated). many more unsigned. RSW. suggest correction
LINE, FRANCIS see Francis Hall. Taylor 1(133). suggest correction
LINERIIS, JEAN DE see John of Lignères. Michel 3. suggest correction
LINGE, IOHAN Germany?, 1684, MIM Perpetual Calendar, copper, 1684 = MUN. RSW. suggest correction
LINGER, HANS RUDOLPH DEN Germany, 1613, MIM Dividers, 1613 = AMST. Mörzer Bruyns 1. suggest correction
LINGFORD, JOHN England, fl.1793-1835 ?, PHIM Wheel Barometer = X. probably jeweller and ironmonger (fl.1793-1835). Market Hill (1793-1814); Parliament Street (1835); 5 Milton Street (1835); all in Nottingham. Goodison 1. suggest correction
LINGKE Germany, c.1850, MIM PHIM SIM Assay Kit = P.C. (1970); Theodolite = P.C. (1987). Freiberg. RSW. suggest correction
LINGKE AND CO. Germany, MIM SIM Theodolite = Illinois State Museum. Berlin. USNM. suggest correction
LINNELL, GEORGE England, fl.1769-1804, OIM probably son of Joseph Linnell 1; free of the Spectaclemakers' Company by Patrimony, Sept. 12, 1769; took apprentices; optician. Goldsmith Street, St. Gough Square; 14 Cowlane (1804); both in London. Taylor 2(625); Clay and Court; Court and von Rohr 3(184); Robischon. suggest correction
LINNELL, JOSEPH 1 England, fl.1763-75, MIM OIM PHIM Angle Barometers = X, Christie 5/26/76; Universal Ring Sundial = NMM-D.259. apprenticed to Robert Linnell of the Spectaclemakers' Company on Oct. 3, 1754; turned over to Avis Sterrop, June 28, 1756; turned over to Mary Sterrop, Oct. 1, 1760; free of the Company on June 30, 1763 (Taylor said apprenticed to James Ayscough in 1754); succeeded James Ayscough in 1763; T.C.; "The Original Shop for Crown Glass Spectacles"; "optician." St, Giles, Cripplegate; the Great Golden Spectacles and Quadrant, 33 Ludgate Street, near St. Paul's (1764); both in London. Taylor 2(505); Goodison 1; Court and von Rohr 3(167); NMM 2; Daumas 1; Clay and Court; Crawforth 6; Robischon; RSW; Evans 1. suggest correction
LINNELL, JOSEPH 2 England, c.1774, OIM apprenticed to Robert Linnell of the Spectaclemakers' Company on Oct. 3, 1774; Robischon thought he was apprenticed to Joseph Linnell 1. Court and von Rohr 3(204); Robischon. suggest correction
LINNELL, ROBERT England, fl.1754-74, OIM apprenticed in the Spectaclemakers' Company in 1747; free of the Company, Oct. 3, 1754; took apprentices. London. Court and von Rohr 3(166). suggest correction
LINNICH, NICLAES Germany, 1766, NIM Crown Compass, 1766 = D.(1986) = Deutsches Schiffahrtsmuseum. Altoona. RSW. suggest correction
LINSENBARTH, O. Germany, c.1800, MIM Rod for liquid measure = DRE. Eisenach. Grötzsch 2; RSW. suggest correction
LIOBAR France, 1789, MIM Sundial, 1789 = Veynins, Isère. Gatty 1. suggest correction
LIONE AND CO. 1 England, PHIM Wheel Barometers = X(2). see James Lione. 81 Holborn, London. Goodison 1. suggest correction
LIONE AND CO. 2 England, fl.1820-36, PHIM Wheel Barometer = X. see Dominick Lione. 14 Brook Street (1820); 16 Brook Street (1821-36); both in London. Goodison 1. suggest correction
LIONE AND FARONI England, PHIM Wheel Barometer = X. Goodison 1. suggest correction
LIONE AND SOMALVICO England, fl.1805-20, PHIM Stick Barometer = X; Wheel Barometers = X(2), Soth. 6/6/75 and 7/21/83, Christie-SK 9/11/86 and 1/22/87; Barometers = Soth. 7/3/70 and 7/31/70, Christie 7/6/72; Barometer in clock = D.(1971). Dominick Lione and Joseph Somalvico 1. 125 Holborn Hill (1805-07); 14 Brook Street, Holborn (1811-20; 16 Brook Street, Holborn; all in London. Goodison 1; RSW. suggest correction
LIONE AND TARONE England, c.1850, PHIM Wheel Barometer = X. Holborn, London. Goodison 1; Bell 2. suggest correction
LIONE, D. England, PHIM Wheel Barometer = X. Liverpool. Goodison 1. suggest correction
LIONE, D., AND CO. England, PHIM Wheel Barometers = X, Christie-SK 10/20/89. probably Dominick Lione with Joseph Somalvico 1 or another maker. 81 High Holborn, London. Goodison 1; RSW. suggest correction
LIONE, DOMINICK England, fl.1805-36, PHIM made barometers; partner with Joseph Somalvico 1, 1805-19, as Lione and Somalvico and as Lione, Somalvico and Co.; see Lione and Co. 2; on his own, 1820-36. 125 Holborn Hill (1805-07); 14 Brook Street (1811-20); 16 Brook Street; all in London. Goodison 1. suggest correction
LIONE, J. 1 England, c.1830, PHIM Wheel Barometers = P.C., Soth. 2/19/87. probably James Lione. London. Goodison 1; RSW. suggest correction
LIONE, J. 2 England, PHIM Wheel Barometer = X. see John Leone. Aylesbury. Goodison 1. suggest correction
LIONE, JAMES England, PHIM Wheel Barometers = X (4). two are signed "Jas. Lione." 81 High Holborn, London. Goodison 1. suggest correction
LIONE, SOMALVICO AND CO. England, fl.1805-19, OIM PHIM Wheel Barometers = P.C., X, Christie 10/5/72, Soth. 3/7/75, 7/16/76 & 12/15/83, Soth.-Pulborough 3/31/83; Stick Barometer = Soth. 7/2/83, D.(1976); etc. opticians; many examples survive from both addresses; Dominick Lione and Joseph Somalvico 1; see Lione and Somalvico, D., Lione and Co., Somalvico, Lione and Co. 125 Holborn Hill (1805-07); 14 Brook Street (1811-19); both in London. Goodison 1; Taylor 2(1378); RSW. suggest correction
LIONI see Leone, Lione. Bell 2. suggest correction
LIPPERSHEY, HANS Holland, fl.1594-1619, OIM Telescope = LUN. spectacle maker; claimed to have made the first telescope; applied, unsuccessfully for a patent for it in 1608; developed a microscope. Middelburg. Rooseboom 1; Zinner 1; Daumas 1; Wynter and Turner; Nachet; A.J. Turner 10. suggest correction
LIPPERSHEY, JEAN see Hans Lippershey. Nachet. suggest correction
LISCOMB, JOHN USA, c. 1800, probably owner; marked on a garden sundial signed "I.W." (4) which see. RSW. suggest correction
LISIEUX, PERE ET FILS France, OIM Solar Microscope = D.(1969). Lisieux père et fils. RSW. suggest correction
LISTER, JOSEPH JACKSON England, 1786-1869, OIM invented a new achromatic microscope; F.R.S., 1832. Taylor 2(1174); G.L'E. Turner 24. suggest correction
LISTER, THOMAS England, 1745-1814, MIM Orrery = University Museum, Glasgow. made orreries designed by Joseph Priestley; clockmaker. Halifax; Yorkshire. Taylor 2(282); Baillie 1. suggest correction
LISTER, WILLIAM England, MIM T.C.; sold second-hand chronometers. Newcastle-on-Tyne. Crawforth 1. suggest correction
LISTER, WILLIAM, AND SONS England, c.1846, NIM T.C.; made chronometers. Newcastle. Crawforth 1. suggest correction
LISTON, D. England?, 1772, MIM Horary Quadrant, 1772 = BRU. Morpurgo 1. suggest correction
LITTLEWORT England, PHIM Stick Barometer = Soth. 2/4/77. could be George or William Littlewort. Ball Alley, Lombard Street, London. O'Mara; RSW. suggest correction
LITTLEWORT, GEORGE England, fl.1826-48, OIM PHIM barometer maker. 11 Ball Alley, Lombard Street, London (1836-40). Taylor 2(2169); O'Mara; RSW. suggest correction
LITTLEWORT, WILLIAM England, fl.1824-48, MIM OIM PHIM 7 Ball Alley, Lombard Street, London. Taylor 2(1626); Dewhirst; O'Mara; RSW. suggest correction
LITTLEWORTH, W. England, fl.1822-23, OIM optician. 7 Upper East Smithfield, London. O'Mara. suggest correction
LITTMAN, E. Sweden, c.1850, MIM had a display at the Great Exhibition of 1851 in London. Stockholm. G.L'E. Turner 24. suggest correction
LITTMANN, CHRISTIAN EDWARD Germany; Sweden, 1804-57, MIM NIM OIM PHIM Microscopes = STT (1836), SWE; Dip Needle = SWE; Rule = SWE; Balance = Berzelius Museum (SWE). instrument maker to Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, 1833-56; made many fine instruments. Halle; Munich (1827-32); Stockholm. Pipping 1 and 2; RSW. suggest correction
LIVEING AND DEWAR England, pre-1880, George D. Liveing and Sir James Dewar; designed a direct vision spectroscope. G.L'E. Turner 24. suggest correction
LIVEING, GEORGE D. England, 1827-1924, see Liveing and Dewar. G.L'E. Turner 24. suggest correction
LIVINGS, JOHN England, fl.1840-47, MIM OIM optician. 136 Goswell Street (1840); 103 Rahere Street, Goswell Street (1847); both in London. O'Mara. suggest correction
LIVINGSTON, PETER R. USA, c.1781, MIM filed a payment claim for a plane table he had provided to the U.S. Surveying Department; maker or dealer? New York, N.Y. Bedini 8. suggest correction
LIZARS, J. Scotland; Englandfl.1858-1900+, OIM PHIM Microscopes = FRK = RSM (4), P.C., Christie-SK 4/17/86; Barograph with Thermometer = Christie 11/22/78; Telescope = FRK = RSM; Magic Lantern = FRK = RSM; Aneroid Barometer = Phillips 11/16/88. optician; dealer. 16 Glassford Street, Glasgow; Glasgow and London; Edinburgh. Morrison-Low 1; Moskowitz 132; RSW. suggest correction
LLOYD England, PHIM Wheel Barometer = X. Hereford. Goodison 1. suggest correction
LLOYD, JOHN 1 England, 1740, NIM Backstaff, 1740 = Christie-SK 11/2/95. RSW. suggest correction
LLOYD, JOHN 2 England, c.1769, apprenticed to John Cuff of the Spectaclemakers' Company on Feb. 14, 1765; turned over to Henry Raines Shuttleworth of the Company on July 7, 1769. Court and von Rohr 3(191); RSW. suggest correction
LOAM, MICHAEL England, OIM Microscope = Christie 3/29/60. Hampton, Middlesex. RSW. suggest correction
LOCK England, PHIM Stick Barometer = X. Oxford. Goodison 1. suggest correction
LOCKE, JOHN USA, 1792-1856, MIM SIM Surveying Compass = USNM. a medical doctor; invented an orrery made by Aaron Willard Jr.; patented a type of surveying compass; invented an electro-chronograph and a collimating level; did research on magnetism; Professor of Chemistry, Ohio Medical College; it may be that there are two John Lockes. Boston, Mass.; Cincinnati, Ohio; Newark, Ohio. Smart 1; D.J. Warner 6; USNM. suggest correction
LOCKERSON, JAMES England, c.1582, MIM worked in wood. near the Conduit at Dow Gate, London. Gunther 4; Taylor 1(64); Michel 3. suggest correction
LOCKWOOD, ANTHONY England, c.1818, designed a new universal compass. Hydrographic Office, Admiralty, London. Taylor 2(1379). suggest correction
LOCKWOOD, J.J. England, PHIM Wheel Barometers = X, Christie-SK 9/23/88. the Christie barometer is signed "J. Lockwood Preston" and marked "Warranted Correct." Preston. Goodison 1; RSW. suggest correction
LODWICK, ABRAHAM England, c.1695, apprenticed to Isaac Webb of the Clockmakers' Company on April 27, 1695. J. Brown 3. suggest correction
LOEBER, CHARLES Germany; USA, 1826-1906, MIM OIM SIM partner with James M. Shanahan as Shanahan and Loeber, 1853-56; may have also worked for Stackpole and Bro. 181 William (1854-55); 50 1/2 Fulton (1855-56); Fulton Street, New York and 18 Rush, Brooklyn (1873); both in N.Y. Smart 1. suggest correction
LOEBL, MATTHIAS Germany, MIM Horizontal Sundial = P. and S. 5/20/1895. Weissenburg. RSW. suggest correction
LOESER see Löser. Chaldecott 4. suggest correction
LOEWENSTAMM Germany, c.1768, OIM made telescopes and other observatory instruments. Dresden; Frankfort (1768-). Daumas 1. suggest correction
LOFT, MATTHEW England, 1697-1748, OIM Microscopes = KEN, OXF, NOR, LEY, WHI, LOS, Uppsala U., etc.; Telescopes = U. of Nottingham, D.(1975), etc. apprenticed to Thomas Gay 2 of the Spectaclemakers' Company on Aug. 15, 1711; free of the Company on Jan. 12, 1720; Master of the Company 1744-45; took apprentices; T.C. at the Golden Spectacles in Threadneedle Street, fronting on the North Gate of the Royal Exchange (backside of the Exchange); Reflecting Telescope and Hadley's Quadrant in Cornhill; both in London. Taylor 1(562) and 2(86); Court and von Rohr 3(90); Maddison 1; Chaldecott 1; Fürst; Wynter 2; Daumas 1; van der Star 1; RSW; Clay and Court; Crawforth 6; Robischon. suggest correction
LOFTUS England, c.1850, MIM PHIM Hydrometers = D.(1974), K. & C. 4/7/76, D.(1976), etc. Double Slide Rule = D.(1976); Gauger Set = D.; Stick Barometer = Christie 4/26/90. many of the hygrometers are marked "maker to the Revenue." 146 Oxford Street, London. Moskowitz ; Coffeen II; RSW. suggest correction
LOFTUS, W.R., LTD. England, c.1875, PHIM Sike's Hydrometer = Phillips 7/28/82. also made thermometers; Turner indicated 821 Oxford Street. 321 Oxford Street, London. G.L'E. Turner 24; RSW. suggest correction
LOFTUS, WILLIAM R. England, c.1869, MIM PHIM SIM later became W.R. Loftus Ltd. 321 Oxford Street; 146 Oxford Street (W); both in London. O'Mara. suggest correction
LOGEMAN EN FUNCKLER Holland, fl.1859-60, PHIM Hydraulic Press, 1858 = TEY. Logeman en Fünckler. G.L'E. Turner 7 & 24. suggest correction
LOGEMAN, WILLEM MARTINUS Holland, 1835-60, NIM OIM PHIM Barometers = LEY, KAS; Foucalt Pendulum, 1856 = TEY; Resonator, 1848 = TEY; Galvanometer = TEY; Compass, 1852 = P.C. had display in the 1851 Great Exhibition in London; worked with F.W. Fünckler, 1858-60. Amsterdam. Mörzer Bruyns 2; G.L'E. Turner 24; Crommelin 1; Middleton 1; RSW. suggest correction
LOISEAU France, 1841, MIM succeeded Huette in 1841. Paris. Nachet. suggest correction
LOKEUX misreading for Lekeux. Garcia 1. suggest correction
LOMAS, H. England, PHIM Stick Barometers = X and Adlington Hall(2), D.(1996). the barometers at Adlington Hall are signed "Lomas." Adlington. Goodison 1; ATG 3/15/97. suggest correction
LOMAS, RICHARD England, c.1794, MIM member of the Wheelwrights' Company; took over Richard Burnell as an apprentice from Charles Fairbone 1 of the Grocers' Company on Feb. 12, 1794. London. J. Brown 1. suggest correction
LOMBARDELLUS 1559, see Ioannes Lombardellus Castellanus Masse Lombardy? RSW. suggest correction
LOMBARDINI England, c.1850, PHIM Wheel Barometer = X. probably a dealer. Bristol. Goodison 1. suggest correction
LOMBARDINI AND CASTELETTI England, PHIM Wheel Barometer = X. Salop = Shrewsbury. Goodison 1. suggest correction
LOMBARDINI AND CO. England, PHIM Wheel Barometer = X. Goodison 1. suggest correction
LOMBARDINI BROS. England, PHIM barometer makers. Manchester. Bell 2. suggest correction
LOMBARDINI, A. England, PHIM Wheel Barometers = Christie-SK 11/27/86, Soth.-S 4/24/87. Bristol. RSW. suggest correction
LOMBARDINI, FRANCIS England, c.1844, PHIM Wheel Barometer = X. signed "F. Lombardini Totnes." Fore Street, Totnes. Goodison 1; Bell 2. suggest correction
LOMBARDINI, J. England, PHIM Wheel Barometers = X(2). Goodison 1. suggest correction
LOMBARDINI, S. England, post-1850, PHIM barometers; looking-glass maker. Lower Castle Street, Bristol. Bell 2. suggest correction
LOMBARDINI, WILLIAM England, PHIM Wheel Barometer = D.(1997). Huddersfield. ATG 3/1/97. suggest correction
LOMMEL, JOHANN LEONHARDT Germany, c.1620, MIM Astrolabe Clock = OXF. Gunther No. 345. Nürnberg. Michel 2; Gunther 1; Baillie 1. suggest correction
LOMMERS, JACOBUS Holland, fl.1751-65, OIM PHIM Microscopes = UTR (1751), DEU (1760), LEY; Telescope, 1765 = AMST; Optical Instruments = LEY. Utrecht. Rooseboom 1; Mörzer Bruyns 1 & 2; Daumas 1; Crommelin 1; van der Star 1; USNM. suggest correction
LOND, B. misreading for Bloud. Marouf 10/3/70. suggest correction
LONDON STEREOSCOPIC CO. England, PHIM Kaleidoscope = P.C. "new patent jewel Kaleidoscope." London. RSW. suggest correction
LONE, J.C.P. England, PHIM Wheel Barometer = D.(1975). may be Love. 113 High Holborn, Lomdon. RSW. suggest correction
LONG England, 19th Century, NIM Sextant, ebony and ivory = Bearnes 1/27/88. RSW. suggest correction
LONG AND JOHNSON England, fl.1785-1810, MIM OIM PHIM Spyglasses = WHI-977, P.C. James Long and Johnson. at the North Gate of the Royal Exchange, London. Taylor 2(626); Dewhirst; Court and von Rohr 3(197); Clay and Court. suggest correction
LONG, A.J. England, late 19th Century, PHIM Sike's Hydrometer = Soth.-B 12/21/76. RSW. suggest correction
LONG, ENOCH USA, 1763, MIM SIM Surveyor's Compass with Sundial, 1763 = New Hampshire Historical Society, Concord. surveyor. Hopkinton, New Hamp. Bedini 8. suggest correction
LONG, ENOCH, JR. USA, c.1763, MIM SIM Surveying Compass, wood, 1763 = New Hampshire Historical Society, Concord. surveyor. Hopkinton, New Hampshire. Bedini 8. suggest correction
LONG, J. 1 England, PHIM Wheel Barometer = X. Tiverton. Goodison 1. suggest correction
LONG, J. 2 England, PHIM Stick Barometer = Soth. 5/18/89. probably James or Joseph Long. London. RSW. suggest correction
LONG, JAMES England, fl.1781-1817, MIM OIM PHIM Drawing Instrument Set = Soth. 1/22/73; Telescopes = X, CZJ, etc.; Sundials = Soth. 9/20/83, etc.; Stick Barometers = X(4); Wheel Barometers = X (3); Air Pump = CNAM; Microscope = Soth. 10/28/86. apprenticed to Edward Nairne of the Spectaclemakers' Company on Aug. 14, 1769; free of the Company on Oct. 30, 1781; Master of the Company, 1805-07; partner with Johnson, as Long and Johnson, 1785-1810; optician; patented a sympiesometer; T.C.; succeeded by James Smith 1. at the North Gate of the Royal Exchange ; 4 Back of the Royal Exchange (1817-); both in London. Taylor 2(626); Goodison 1; Court and von Rohr 3(197); Dewhirst; Calvert 2; Daumas 1; Clay and Court; RSW. suggest correction
LONG, JOSEPH England, fl.1820-60, MIM OIM PHIM Sector = P.C.; Stick Barometer = X; Microscope = Christie 11/22/78; Hydrometers = OXF, KEN, WHI, USNM, P.C., D., Norwich Castle Museum; Thermometers = P.C., D.; Slide Rules, ivory = D., Soth. 10/17/60; Slide Rule, double = D.(1973; Rule = D.(1988). Taylor thought there might be two people; "Maker to the Indian and Colonial Governments." 136 Goswell Street, Clerkenwell; 20 Little Tower Street (1820-29); South Tower Street; 43 Eastcheap; all in London. Taylor 2(1631 and 1632); Goodison 1; Bell 2; Moskowitz 106; Calvert 2; USNM; G.L'E. Turner 24; McConnell 4; RSW. suggest correction
LONG, JOSH England, PHIM Wheel Barometer = X. see Joseph Long. 20 Little Tower Street, London. Goodison 1. suggest correction
LONG, SOLOMON England, fl.1686-91, MIM erected sundials. near the Pump in Little Britain, London. Taylor 1(444). suggest correction
LONGLAND, WILLIAM England, fl.1674-1722, OIM Telescopes = NMM-O.115/9102c, Stuart Art Exhibition, 1686. apprenticed to Joseph Howe of the Broderers' Company through the Spectaclemakers' Company on Jan. 27, 1668; free of the Spectaclemakers' Company on July 2, 1674; Master of the Spectaclemakers' Company 1686-87 and 1694-95. The Ship, Cornhill, London. Taylor 1(321) & 2(87); NMM 2; Court and von Rohr 3(35); Clay and Court; Evans 1; Dewhirst; J. Brown 1; RSW. suggest correction
LONGMAN, JAMES England, c.1786, OIM free of the Spectaclemakers' Company before 1786; took an apprentice. 26 Cheapside, London. Dewhirst; Court and von Rohr 3(208). suggest correction
LONGONI, F. England, PHIM Wheel Barometer = X. Goodison 1. suggest correction
LOOF JUNR, W. England, PHIM Wheel Barometers = Soth.-Sussex 9/18/86 and 4/24/82, Bearnes 1/24/90. "Watch and Clockmaker." Tunbridge Wells. RSW. suggest correction
LOOIJ, ARENT Holland, c.1744, NIM made compasses. Amsterdam. Mörzer Bruyns 2 & 5. suggest correction
LOON, HAN A Holland, c.1680, NIM Quadrant = UTR. "Han à Loon fecit T'Amsterdam by Joannes van Keulen." Amsterdam. Mörzer Bruyns 2. suggest correction
LOOS 1 Germany, c.1810, PHIM tried to improve Fortin-type barometer; may be same man as Loos 2. Büdingen. Middleton 1. suggest correction
LOOS 2 Germany, c.1825, PHIM tried to improve De Luc-type barometer; may be same man as Loos 1. Darmstadt. Middleton 1. suggest correction
LOOS, DANIEL FREDERICK Germany, 1735-1819, MIM Pocket Almanac, silver, 1805 = Soth. 12/3/76. RSW. suggest correction
LOOS, JOH. GEORG Germany, c.1738, PHIM made nested weights; master mark was three crowns, later used by Carl Gottlieb Lorenz, c.1795. Nürnberg. Koller 11/17/75. suggest correction
LOOT, JOH. Holland, 18th Century, PHIM thermometer maker; probably Johannis Loots. Amsterdam. Rooseboom 1. suggest correction
LOOTS, JOHANNIS Holland, c.1665-1726, MIM NIM PHIM Cross-staves, = BRO (1716), Museum für Meereskunde, Berlin (1729) (lost); Astrolabe = BOM 3/28/06 or 10; Astronomical Instrument = BOM 3/28/06 or 10; Quadrant, wood = UTR. "Boekverkooper en Graadbooghmaaker." Amsterdam. Mörzer Bruyns 2; Rooseboom 1; Belgian Inventory; Darius 4. suggest correction
LOOTSMAN, JACOB THEUNIS Holland, d.1679, NIM cross-staff maker and bookseller. Mörzer Bruyns 2. suggest correction
LORAIN France, c.1850, MIM Terrestrial Globe = Auction, Honfleur, 6/17/79. RSW. suggest correction
LORDELLE France, fl.1742-46, MIM Universal Ring Sundials = NMM, WRAY, NOR (1743); Graphometer, 1742 = NAC; Mathematical Instrument Set = WRAY; Butterfield-type Sundial = P.C.(1969). Nachet stated that Lordelle was the successor to Bion. à la Sphère, Paris. Nachet; Daumas 1; NMM 2; MADEX; RSW. suggest correction
LORDETTE France, misreading for Lordelle. WRAY. suggest correction
LORENZ, CARL GOTTLIEB Germany, c.1795, PHIM made nested weights; master mark was three crowns, which was used earlier by Joh. Georg Loos. Nürnberg. Koller 11/17/75. suggest correction
LORENZ, JOHN England, c.1850, MIM SIM Level, surveying = Christie-SK 11/19/87. Leeds. RSW. suggest correction
LORER, JOH. Switzerland, 1617, author; wrote on a new "Geometrical Instrument." Zurich. Zinner 6. suggest correction
LORICHON France, 1805, PHIM marked on the scale of a Hassenfratz barometer "Divisé et Gravé par Lorichon, floreal an 13", (April, 1805). Paris. Daumas 1; Middleton 1. suggest correction
LORIE, DAVID W. Scotland, 18th Century, NIM Hadley's Quadrant = OMM. Leith. RSW. suggest correction
LORIEUX LEPETIT France, c.1850, NIM Sextant = PMM; Full Circle = Gersaint, La Rochelle 7/23/94. surely E. Lorieux; full circle signed "Lorieux Lepetit Succ. à Montrouge N. 666." Paris. RSW. suggest correction
LORIEUX, E. France, fl.1825-50?, NIM OIM Sextants = NMM, PMM(2), Gersaint 7/20/96 (891); Borda Circles = VNN, PEA; Telescope = CNAM; Theodolite, telescopic = Christie 3/21/91. succeeded Schwartz; succeeded by A. Hurlimann; Ponthus, Lepetit and Schiavetti-Bellini also claimed to have been the successor; see their entries; address for theodolite was "No. 3, Dépôt des Cartes et Plans de la Marine." Pour du Dépôt des Cartes et Plans de la Marine Imperiale, 30 Rue et Passage Dauphine et Rue Mazarine 27, Paris. Cons. Nat'l 1; Destombes 4; Brewington 1; NMM 2; RSW. suggest correction
LORIEUX, E., PERE France, c.1850, NIM Reflecting Circle = Drouot Richelieu 4/28/88. signed "E. Lorieux Père." Paris. RSW. suggest correction
LORIEUX, LEPETIT POULIN France, post-1850, NIM Sextant = Christie-SK 4/14/89. No. 9047. Bagneux, Seine. RSW. suggest correction
LORIMER, JOHN England, c.1795, designed a dipping and variation needle. Taylor 2(1007). suggest correction
LORING USA, fl.1832-46, MIM made many globes, celestial and terrestrial; "From Smith's new English Globe"; see Josiah Loring. Boston, Mass. Yonge; RSW. suggest correction
LORING AND CHURCHILL USA, fl.1859-60, MIM SIM Surveyor's Compass = P.C. Henry Wiliam Loring and Gardner Asaph Churchill; successors to C.G. King. 72 Washington Street, Boston, Mass. Smart 1; RSW. suggest correction
LORING, BENJAMIN USA, b.1775, twin brother of Josiah Loring; stationer. Boston, Mass. Yonge. suggest correction
LORING, HENRY WILLIAM USA, 1807-85, MIM SIM Surveyor's Compass = D.(1976); Compass = P.C. worked alone, 1831-58; Loring and Churchill (1859-60); alone, 1863-65. 7 Broad Street (1850-57), Boston, Mass. Smart 1; Moskowitz. suggest correction
LORING, JOSEPH misreading for Josiah Loring? Bedini 8. suggest correction
LORING, JOSHUA misreading for Josiah Loring. RSW. suggest correction
LORING, JOSIAH USA, 1775-1840, MIM Pairs of Globes = D.(1983)((1833), P-B 10/22/38, P.C.(1833), Rutgers U. Library, Lyman Allyn Museum, New London, Conn. (1838), D.(1987); Celestial Globes = D.(1968)(1832), PEA (1832), PEA (1833), D.(1976)(1833); Babson Institute, Mass., Yale U.; Terrestrial Globes = P.C.(1839), U.S. Naval Academy, Md. (1839), D.(1976). according to Bedini, Loring was a bookseller who sold globes engraved by Annin, under his own name. 136 Washington Street, Boston, Mass. Bedini 8; Yonge; Moskowitz; RSW. suggest correction
LORING, JOSIAH AND BENJAMIN USA, c.1833, MIM Pair of Globes on stands, 1833 = D.(1988). 136 Washington Street, Boston, Mass. RSW. suggest correction
LORKIN, ABRAHAM England, c.1736, MIM apprenticed to James Wilson 2 of the Clockmakers' Company on Jan. 15, 1733; turned over to Thomas Colliber, Feb. 20, 1736. J. Brown 3. suggest correction
LORKIN, JAMES England, fl.1805-22, MIM NIM Sextant = X(USA). 89 New Gravel Lane, Wapping; near New Crane Stairs, Wapping; both in London. Taylor 2(1175). suggest correction
LORKIN, THOMAS England, c.1825, MIM NIM Magnetic Compass, jewelled pivot = RSM; Sextants = Soth. 7/29/69, D.(1971). T.C.; member of the Wheelwrights' Company; took over Thomas Dench as apprentice from Joseph Rust 2 of the Grocers' Company on March 16, 1789. Wapping, New Crane Stairs; 89 near New Crane Stairs; both in London. J. Brown 1; Wynter and Turner; RSW. suggest correction
LORT, JOHN Ireland, fl.1767-82, MIM may be Lort in Wood and Lort in Birmingham, who were succeeded by Frost and Withnoll in 1767. Walker's Alley (1767); 8 Upper Blind Quay (1776); 8 Exchange Street (1777-78); Plunket Street (1779-82); all in Dublin. Bryden 9; Morrison-Low and Burnett; Taylor 2(553). suggest correction
LOSEL, ALBRECHT Germany, 1610, MIM Diptych Sundials, 1610, = LIE, POTS (Hellmann Coll.). Albrecht Lösel; married Caspar Karner's widow, Elisabeth, in 1590; they had a son, Michael Lesel, which see. Nürnberg. Zinner 1; Körber 1; Gouk 1. suggest correction
LOSER, HANS Germany, 1704-63, MIM OIM PHIM Pedometer = DRE. Reichsgraf Hans Löser, Marshall of Saxony; designed a metallic thermometer; see "H.L." 3, "L. 1" and "L.Z." 1. Reinharz. Zinner 1; Grötzsch 2; Chaldecott 4; RSW. suggest correction
LOTHAN England, c.1100, MIM Wall Sundial = Church, Great Edstone. Great Edstone. Gatty. suggest correction
LOTHIAN England, 1829, MIM Terrestrial Globe, 1829 = Soth. 5/2/75. RSW. suggest correction
LOTTER, TOBIAS CONRAD Germany, fl.1774-99, MIM Armillary Sphere, 1774 = BAR; Planetarium = BAR; Pair of Globes, 1798 & 1799 = BAR. geographer. Augsburg. RSW. suggest correction
LOUAGHI see Taroni and Louaghi. Goodison 1. suggest correction
LOUCHET France, 1838, PHIM Barometer, portable, 1838 = Weil. Paris. RSW. suggest correction
LOUIS France?, 1716, MIM Gauging Rod, 1716 = NYC. DES. suggest correction
LOUIS, CHRISTIAN KARL Denmark, 1773, MIM compass maker. Copenhagen. Schück. suggest correction
LOUIS, JEAN France, MIM Butterfield-type Sundial, silver = Christie 6/7/72. Paris. RSW. suggest correction
LOURDEL France, c.1760, MIM SIM Surveying Instrument = X. Lordelle ? Daumas 1. suggest correction
LOUTEAU, PIERRE France, c.1595, MIM Sundial in back of watch = Exposition Maison Wolters Frères, Bruxelles, 1938; Sundial on the base of a clock, mounted on Atlas = SPI-2719. Lyon. Catalogue of the Exposition, 14 May-4 June, 1938; RSW. suggest correction
LOUVEL France, fl.1765-71, OIM Noël-Jean Lerebours worked under him, pre-1787. au Cloître Saint-Benoît, Paris (1771). Nachet; Daumas 1; RSW. suggest correction
LOUVILLE, CHEVALIER DE see Jacques-Eugène d'Allonville, Chevalier de Louville. A.J. Turner 10. suggest correction
LOVE, J.C.P. see J.C.P. Lone. RSW. suggest correction
LOVEGROVE, F.N. England, invented a quadrant dial. London. L.K. Hirschberg. suggest correction
LOVELACE, W. England, c.1756, NIM PHIM see W. Barrow and W. Lovelace; T.C. at the Golden Lion in St. Martins-Le-Grand, London. Calvert 2; RSW. suggest correction
LOVELACE, WILLIAM England, c.1796, NIM Escapement Timer for Log = PEA. clockmaker. 14 Charles Street, Hoxton. Taylor 2(1007a); Brewington 1; Price 2. suggest correction
LOVI 1 England, PHIM Stick Barometer = X. Goodison 1. suggest correction
LOVI 2 Scotland, PHIM Wheel Barometer = X. see Angelo Lovi. Edinburgh. Goodison 1. suggest correction
LOVI, ANGELO Scotland, c.1804, PHIM Stick Barometer = RSM; Double Barometer = WHI. glass-blower; may be Lovi 2; RSM is signed "A. Lovi." 82 South Bridge (1804); 16 South Bridge; both in Edinburgh. Goodison 1; Bryden 3; RSW. suggest correction
LOVI, MRS. ISOBEL Scotland, fl.1805-27, PHIM Philosophical Bubble Sets = RSM, KEN, CYM. held patent on aerometrical beads (philosophical bubbles) in 1805; probably widow of Angelo Lovi. 82 South Bridge (1806); Geddes Close (1807-11); 79 High Street (1812-13); Strichen's Close (1814-21); 113 High Street (1822); 114 High Street (1823-25); Strichen's Close (1826-27); all in Edinburgh. Bryden 3; G.L'E. Turner 24; Morrison-Low 1. suggest correction
LOW, A. Scotland, PHIM Double Barometer = WHI. 16 South Bridge, Edinburgh. RSW. suggest correction
LOW, EDWARD England, 1763, MIM Horizontal Sundial, 1763 = MYS. also marked "A.B.T.C.D." RSW. suggest correction
LOWDEN, GEORGE Scotland, fl.1850-1900, OIM PHIM Telescopes = Soth. 10/15/73 = FRK = RSM, Christie 11/22/78; Microscope = FRK = RSM; Telescope, refracting = FRK = RSM. 25 Union Street (1850-61); 1 Union Street (1864-74); 23 Nethergate (1876-80); 65 Reform Street (1882-1900); all in Dundee. Bryden 3; Morrison-Low 1; RSW. suggest correction
LOWE England, 19th Century, OIM Spyglass, gilt-brass = WHI. Gavin or Joshua Reeve Lowe? London. Dewhirst. suggest correction
LOWE, EDWARD England, 1644, took John Seller 1 as an apprentice in the Merchant Taylors' Company in 1644; Crawforth could find no record of Lowe being an instrument maker. London. Crawforth 8. suggest correction
LOWE, GAVIN England, fl.1803-18, MIM Instrument = WHI. Paradise Row, Islington, London. Taylor 2(1176). suggest correction
LOWE, JOSHUA REEVE England, c.1836, MIM Cherry Tree Court, Aldersgate, London. O'Mara. suggest correction
LOWELL AND SENTER USA, fl.1846-73, NIM SIM Surveying Compass, 1864 = D.(1997). Abner Lowell and William Senter 1; also made watches. Portland, Me. Smart 1; MAD Nov. 1997. suggest correction
LOWELL, ABNER USA, 1812-83, MIM SIM apprenticed to Oliver Gerrish; in business for himself, 1834-36 and 1870-77; was associated with William Senter 1, 1836-70, as Lowell and Senter, then with his two sons until 1877; clockmaker. Exchange Street (1836-66); Pearl Street (1866); Exchange Street (1867-77); all in Portland, Me. Smart 1; Katra. suggest correction
LOWEN, JOHN England, c.1718, apprenticed to John Crooke 1 in the Joiners' Company, June 17, 1718. Crawforth 7. suggest correction
LOWENGARD, JULES France, MIM made astrolabes and nocturnals. Furniss. suggest correction
LOWITZ, G.M. Germany, 1712-74, MIM Celestial Globes, 1747 = KRM, DEU, TRA, Nördlingen Museum, Wasserburg Stadtmuseum. Göttingen. Zinner 1. suggest correction
LOWTHER, G. England, NIM Octant = Kolding Museum; Sextant = Christie 5/26/76. T.C. 31 Quay Side; Docks; both in Newcastle-on-Tyne. RSW. suggest correction
LOYSEL, ECCLESIASTIQUE France, 1671, MIM Peripole, brass, 1671 = OXF. Evans 1. suggest correction
LUBACH, FRANZ 1 Austria, d.1726, MIM Horizontal Sundials, stone = KRM, SEI; Horizontal Sundials = VIE, HAK, KRM (2). some may have been made by Franz Lubach 2, his son. Vienna. Zinner 1; Michel 1; RSW. suggest correction
LUBACH, FRANZ 2 Austria, fl.1710-36, MIM Universal Ring Sundial = X. son of Franz Lubach 1; may have made some of the sundials listed under his father's name. Vienna. Zinner 1; Nachet. suggest correction
LUBACH, JOHAN SIMON Austria, c.1700, MIM Table Sundials = ADL-M270, WHI, KRM; Mechanical Equatorial Sundial = NOR; Universal Ring Sundial = PRA. Vienna. Zinner 1; Engelmann 1; Bryden 16; Michel 3; Evans 1; ADL; RSW. suggest correction
LUCAR, S. instrument at TIM; is he same as S. Lucas, which see? RSW. suggest correction
LUCAS, JACQUES France, fl.1675-1704, MIM Butterfield-type Sundial = NYM-01.21.60. Hugenot; watchmaker in Amsterdam by 1681. La Rochelle; The Rokin, Amsterdam (1704). Furniss; Vincent 2; Baillie 1. suggest correction
LUCAS, S. England, MIM Garden Sundial = D.(1969); String-gnomon Sundial = HAY. London. RSW. suggest correction
LUCAS, WEDUWE Holland, c.1742, NIM the Widow Lucas; compass maker. Amsterdam. Mörzer Bruyns 2. suggest correction
LUCCA Italy, 1767, MIM Bow Compass, 1767 = ADL-M68. town? Engelmann 1; ADL; RSW. suggest correction
LUCIN, FRANCIS England, c.1839, PHIM barometer and thermometer maker; see Francis Lucini. 142 Great Saffron Hill, London. Goodison 1. suggest correction
LUCINI, FRANCIS England, fl.1836-38, PHIM barometer maker. Baldwins Gardens, London. Bell 2. suggest correction
LUCIONI, GIUSEPPE A. England, fl.1851-54, PHIM barometer and thermometer maker. 36 Ray Street, Clerkenwell, London. Goodison 1. suggest correction
LUDEWIG Germany, c.1720, MIM Table Sundials = DRE (lost), ADL-M265, MUN, NYM, OXF. Dresden. Zinner 1; Drechsler 2; Engelmann 1; Chandler & Vincent 1; Maurice 1; ADL; RSW. suggest correction
LUDFORD, WILLIAM England, c.1750, apprenticed to John Urings 2 in the Joiners' Company on Feb. 5, 1750. Crawforth 7. suggest correction
LUDOVICI, DOMENICO, S.J. Italy, pre-1746, MIM Sundial = X. author of "Horologium Triplex." Boursier. suggest correction
LUDTRING, JOHANN Germany, fl.1680-88, MIM made an armillary sphere, a large planetarium and astronomical instruments for Eimmart. Nürnberg. Zinner 1; Michel 3. suggest correction
LUDWIG, J.C. Germany, c.1742, MIM Table Sundial = KRA; Circumferentor = KRA. Dresden. RSW. suggest correction
LUDY, E.F. England, NIM Sextant = Christie 11/22/78. Grimsby. RSW. suggest correction
LUFKIN USA, fl.1869-to date, MIM made a wide range of rules and tapes. Philip E. Stanley. suggest correction
LUHME, J.F., UND CO. Germany, c.1850, MIM balance makers; had a display in the 1851 Great Exhibition in London. Berlin, Prussia. G.L'E. Turner 24. suggest correction
LUISCIUS, ABRAHAM VAN STIPRIAAN Holland, 1764-1829, Bathometer = APS. invented a barometer which was made by Onderdewijngaart Canzius in 1805. Delft. Rooseboom 1; Multhauf. suggest correction
LUISETTI, I. England, PHIM barometer maker. London. Bell 2. suggest correction
LUKENS, ISAIAH USA, 1779-1846, NIM PHIM Sextant = D.(1978) = P.C. made meteorological, philosophical and chemical instruments; clockmaker. Philadelphia, Pa. USNM; D.J. Warner 10; RSW. suggest correction
LUMLEY AND CO. England, c.1840, PHIM Sike's Hydrometers = Christie-SK 7/10/80, Soth. 3/13/67 (2). see L. Lumley. London. RSW. suggest correction
LUMLEY, L. England, c.1840, PHIM Hydrometers = CMY, Christie-SK 5/10/77; Vacuum Pump = CMY. 121 Minories, London. RSW. suggest correction
LUMLEY, L., AND CO. England, fl.1840-, PHIM Sike's Hydrometers = P.C., Phillips 2/22/77; Thermometer = D.(1974). Phillips and D. are "Ltd." 121 Minories, London. RSW. suggest correction
LUMMEN?, A.K. Holland, 1827, NIM Bearing Compass, 1827 = AMST. marked "A.H." (2) on the gimbals. Amsterdam. Mörzer Bruyns 2. suggest correction
LUNAN, WILLIAM Scotland, fl.1824-d.1827, PHIM Electrical Machine, globe = RSM. watch and clockmaker too. 8 Castle Street, Aberdeen (1824-25). Bryden 3; Morrison-Low 1. suggest correction
LUND, PETER A.J. Also Lundh. Norway, PHIM Stick Barometer = OMM. Drawing Instruments WEBDB Christiania. Oslo. RSW. suggest correction
LUNDBY, F. England, MIM Horary Quadrant = OMM. may be Lundy. Grimsby. RSW. suggest correction
LUNDY, J.F. England, NIM Sextant = Soth. 11/9/70. may be Lundby? Grimsby. RSW. suggest correction
LUPICINI, ANTONIO Italy, fl.1581-91, MIM Armillary Sphere = FLO. invented a surveying instrument; wrote on astronomical instruments and calendars. Florence. Michel 3; RSW. suggest correction
LUPPIE AND SOLCHA England, c.1840, PHIM made barometers and thermometers; Salvatore Luppie and Lewis Solcha; see Lappi and Solcha. Hull. Loomes. suggest correction
LUPPIE, SALVATORE see Lappi and Solcha. Loomes 1. suggest correction
LURASCO, C. see Gebroeders Lurasco. Crommelin 1. suggest correction
LURASCO, GEBROEDERS Holland, 1793-1850, MIM PHIM Thermometer = LEY; Barometer = Soth.-A March, 1976. Amsterdam. Mörzer Bruyns 2; Crommelin 1; Daumas 1. suggest correction
LUSNERG, DOMENICUS misreading for Lusuerg. Egger 2. suggest correction
LUSUERG, ANGELO Italy, fl.1744-47, MIM Dividers, 1744 = BRU; Armillary Sphere, 1745 = X; Sundial, 1747 = NYM. Rome. Morpurgo 1; Michel 3; Evans 1; RSW. suggest correction
LUSUERG, DOMINICUS Italy, fl.1691-1744, MIM SIM made sundials, mathematical and surveying instruments which can be found in many museums including ADL (1699, 1701, 1716), BM (1694), STU, DRE, KEN, DEU, NYM, FLO, ROM, OXF, PRN (1692), Museum in Bologna (1744), Michel Coll. (1744), NMM, PRA, WHI (1717), P.C. (1723), RSM (1691), etc. Modena; Rome. Morpurgo 1; Baillie 1; Italian Inv.; Michel 1 and 3; Daumas 1; Grötzsch 2; Brieux 3; Price 2 and 3; Ward 4; Engelmann 1; NMM 2; Coffeen B; USNM; Evans 1; Wynter and Turner; O. Brown 1; J.A. Bennett 2; A.J. Turner 10; ADL; RSW. suggest correction
LUSUERG, JACOBUS Italy, fl.1668-1719, MIM SIM made sundials, mathematical and surveying instruments which can be found in many museums, including ADL (1672), OXF (1668), BM, FLO, NMM, Liceo Ginnasio, Alatri (1669), MAD, BRU, COO, WHI (1688), USNM, NYM, KEN, ROU, P.C. (1685), etc. some signatures include "Mutinensis" = Modena. Modena; Rome. Bonelli 4; Morpurgo 1; Portuguese Inv.; Price 3; Ward 4; Engelmann 1; Bryden 16; Daumas 1; Baillie 1; NMM 2; Michel 1 and 3; Brieux 3; USNM; J.A. Bennett 2; A.J. Turner 10; ADL; RSW. suggest correction
LUTHER, M. France, 19th Century, OIM Telescope, with case = Gersaint, La Rochelle 7/20/96. Neuchatel. RSW. suggest correction
LUTRY, EDMOND France, OIM Telescope = La Rochelle 7/22/78. Paris. RSW. suggest correction
LUTTIG, C. Germany, fl.1844-90, MIM NIM OIM SIM Protractor with scale = DRE; Half Reflecting Circle = NMM; Surveying Compass with Telescope = Technical Museum, Warsaw. Lüttig; won prize in 1851 Great Exhibition in London. Berlin. NMM 2; Moskowitz 110; O'Mara; G.L'E. Turner 24; RSW. suggest correction
LUTZ Y SCHULTZ Argentina, 19th Century, MIM Equatorial Sundial = X. Buenos Aires. Price 2. suggest correction
LUTZ, C. Switzerland, c.1850, MIM won a prize in the 1851 Great Exhibition in London; watchmaker. G.L'E. Turner 24. suggest correction
LUTZ, ED. France, fl.1867-74, MIM OIM SIM Graphometer = USNM; Surveying Cross = USNM; Gregorian Telescope = P.C. Rue des Noyers, 49 (Bd. St. Germain), Paris. Calvert 2; USNM; RSW. suggest correction
LUTZ, JOHAN VALLENTIN Germany, 1680, MIM Astrolabe Clock, 1680 = UTO 9/29/75. Augsburg. RSW. suggest correction
LUVATE, DOMINIC England, fl.1828-34, PHIM Wheel Barometers = X(4); Aneroid Barometer = Eldred 7/26/73. all are signed "D. Luvate Preston"; looking glass maker. 43 Friargate (1828); 27 Friargate (1834); both in Preston. Goodison 1; Bell 2; RSW. suggest correction
LUVATTE, D. see Dominic Luvate. Goodison 1. suggest correction
LUZZANO France, 19th Century, PHIM Barometer = STR. Strasbourg. RSW. suggest correction
LYALL see Hay and Lyall. suggest correction
LYDELL, JAMES England, c.1686, MIM compass maker. London. Taylor 1(448). suggest correction
LYETH, A.B. Sweden, MIM NIM Compass in binnacle = K. and C. 3/19/75. Stockholm. RSW. suggest correction
LYFORD, G. England; Russia, c.1730, MIM OIM Universal Ring Sundial = KEN; Telescope = X. the sundial is also marked "B. Scott" and "St. Petersburg." Euclid's Head, near the new Church, Strand, London; St.Petersburg. Taylor 2(285); Dewhirst; Clay and Court. suggest correction
LYLE, D. England, 1760, MIM Volute Compass, 1760 = KEN. Taylor 2(627a); Chaldecott 1. suggest correction
LYMAN, CHESTER SMITH USA, c.1869, professor at Yale University; invented wave apparatus made by E.S. Ritchie and Sons. D.J. Warner 6. suggest correction
LYNCH Ireland, MIM Surveyor's Compass = RSM; Inclinable Sundial = Christie 11/21/61. see James Lynch 1 & 2. Dublin. RSW. suggest correction
LYNCH AND SON Ireland, fl.1813-25, MIM Armillary Sphere = EGE; Garden Sundials = D.(1971), Soth. 10/23/85 (1824); Terrestrial Globe, miniature, 1813 = Soth. 5/27/82. see James Lynch and Son. Dublin. Morrison-Low and Burnett; RSW. suggest correction
LYNCH, GEORGE Ireland, fl., MIM OIM PHIM see James Lynch (2) and George Lynch. 26 Capel Street, Dublin. Morrison-Low and Burnett. suggest correction
LYNCH, JAMES (1), AND SON Ireland, fl.1808-25, MIM OIM PHIM Cuff-type Microscope = EGE. T.C.; "Mathematical, Optical, Philosophical Instrument Makers to Trinity College and His Majesty's Ordnance"; see James Lynch 1. 26 Capel Street, Dublin. Bryden 9; Morrison-Low and Burnett; RSW. suggest correction
LYNCH, JAMES (2) AND GEORGE Ireland, fl.1840-44, MIM OIM PHIM opticians, mathematical and philosophical instrument makers to the University and to the Royal Dublin Society. 26 Capel Street, Dublin. Morrison-Low and Burnett. suggest correction
LYNCH, JAMES 1 Ireland, fl.1760-1807, MIM OIM PHIM Surveyor's Compass = Soth. 11/13/61; Microscope = Wellcome Institute. partner with Edward Spicer, 1760-72, as Spicer and Lynch, which see; also a dealer. 26 Capel Street (1784-1807); at the Sign of the Royal Spectacles, Capel Street; both in Dublin. Taylor 2(743); Calvert 2; Bryden 9; Morrison-Low and Burnett; RSW. suggest correction
LYNCH, JAMES 2 Ireland, fl.1826-39, MIM OIM PHIM T.C.; "optician, mathematical and philosophical instrument maker to the Ordnance and Trinity College" (1832). 26 Capel Street, Dublin. Bryden 9; Morrison-Low and Burnett. suggest correction
LYNDEN, JOHANN ANTON Germany, fl.1580-1604, MIM Astrolabes = OXF(ICA-274), BRU; Astronomical Plate, 1604 = ZUS; Astronomical Compendium, 1596 = BM; Chalice Sundial, 1594 = LND. the "Astronomical Plate" may be the astrolabe (ICA-572); the compendium was designed by Christopher Liebfried of Würzburg. Heilbronn. Zinner 1; Gunther 1; Price 1 & 3; Ward 4; Michel 2, 3 & 7; Evans 1; ICA 2; Dewhirst; Cousins; RSW. suggest correction
LYNE, FRANCIS see Francis Hall. suggest correction
LYON 1 England, PHIM Wheel Barometer = X. South Molton. Goodison 1. suggest correction
LYON 2 Scotland, PHIM Barometer = D.(1772). Edinburgh. John Bell. suggest correction
LYON, BENEVOLO MIM Protractor = P.C.(1965). RSW. suggest correction
LYON, C. England, c.1823, PHIM Wheel Barometer = X. Bridlington. Goodison 1. suggest correction
LYON, DANIEL M. USA, c.1850, MIM Spirit Levels = Craft Auction 5/1/82. tool maker. Newark, N.J. Maine Digest, July, 1982. suggest correction
LYON, HUNTER Scotland, fl.1793-1803, OIM optician. Cross Causeway (1793-95); 118 Nicholson Street (1796 1801); 4 Bristo Street (1801-03); all in Edinburgh. Bryden 3; Morrison-Low 1. suggest correction
LYON, JAS. 1 England, c.1830, PHIM Wheel Barometers = X(2), Christie-SK 9/23/88 and 10/20/89. No. 6 Dove Court, Swithin's Lane, Lombard Street, London. Goodison 1; RSW. suggest correction
LYON, JAS. 2 Scotland, PHIM Stick Barometer = X. Glasgow. Goodison 1. suggest correction
LYON, JON. England, c.1660, MIM Sector = NMM-CI/S.11. London. NMM 2. suggest correction
LYON, JOSEPH England, c.1708, MIM apprenticed to George Griffith of the Grocers' Company on Oct. 12, 1708. J. Brown 1. suggest correction
LYON, PETER 1 Scotland, fl.1784-88, MIM NIM OIM on the Shore, Leith. Bryden 3. suggest correction
LYON, PETER 2 Scotland, fl.1780-99, OIM optician. at the Cross Well (1782); near the Guard (1784); Head old Assembly Close (1786); High Street (1788-90); Bull Turnpike (1794); Castle Hill (1795); Calton Hill (1796-97); Parliament Close (1799); all in Edinburgh. Bryden 3. suggest correction
LYONET France, designed a microscope. Daumas 1. suggest correction
LYONET, PIERRE Holland, 1707-89, OIM made a simple microscope; naturalist. Nachet. suggest correction
LYONS, ABRAHAM England, fl.1800-01, OIM 408 Oxford Street, London. Taylor 2(1176a); Dewhirst. suggest correction
LYONS, GEORGE England, c.1850, OIM Telescope = Soth.-B 3/2/79. Bristol. RSW. suggest correction
LYONS, MICHAEL Ireland, 1844, MIM Moon Dial, slate, 1844 = Dublin Civic Museum. Morrison-Low and Burnett. suggest correction
LYTH, A.B. Sweden, NIM Marine Compass in binnacle = K. and C. 3/19/75. Stockholm. RSW. suggest correction
LYTH, GEORG WILHELM Sweden, 1834-1918, MIM NIM Stockholm. Pipping 1. suggest correction

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