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M'CALL, JOHN England, c.1830, MIM OIM see A. Chislett and M'Call. 8 Postern Row, Tower Hill, London. Taylor 2(1932).
M'COLL Scotland, c.1818, MIM see Miller and M'Coll. 116 Stockwell, Glasgow. Bryden 3.
M'COLL, HUGH England, c.1846, T.C.; book and instrument seller. 5 King Street, South Shields. Crawforth 1.
M'MILLAN, PETER Scotland, fl.1824-51, NIM Sextant = FRK = RSM. 11 Guestrow (1824); Waterloo Quay (1828); 43 Quay (1829-33); 49 Quay (1834-39); 52 Quay (1840-41); 45 Regent Quay, (1842-51); all in Aberdeen. Taylor 2(2180); Bryden 3; Morrison-Low 1.
M'MILLAN, WILLIAM, AND CO. Scotland, fl.1847-48, MIM watch and clockmaker; in partnership with Ogg as Ogg and M'Millan 1844-46. 28 Marischal Street, Aberdeen. Bryden 3.
M. 1 Germany, 17th Century, MIM Diptych Sundial, ivory, round = VIE. Zinner 1.
M. 2 NIM Octant = SFM. anchor is mastermark. RSW.
M., IOHA Poland, 1637, MIM Wall Sundial, 1637 = Church in Wodzislaw. Wodzislaw. Polish Inventory.
M.A.Z.L. 1713, MIM Armillary Sphere, 1713 = AMST. Mörzer Bruyns 1 and 2.
M.B. 1 Germany, 1626, MIM Artillery Level, 1626 = NUR-WI1135; Sundial in ivory barrel = MUN-15 Phys; Artillery Level = DEU-49897; Artillery Level = FRA. possibly Michael Bumel. Zinner 1.
M.B. 2 see M. Burleigh. RSW.
M.B. 3 could be Martin Bayer of Annaberg or Moritz Behaim of Vienna; both were clockmakers. Bobinger 2.
M.B.I.N. Germany, fl.1627-30, MIM SIM Graphometer, 1627 = NUR-WI 1758; Graphometer, 1630 = STU- 12870; Quadrant = STU-12867. possibly Michael Bumel. Zinner 1.
M.C. 1 Austria (?), MIM Ring Sundial = SAL. Zinner 1.
M.C. 2 Germany, 1570, MIM see Michael Chaspar. Bobinger 2.
M.C.K.C.R.P. 1601, MIM Polyhedral Sundial, 1601 = OXF. the initials may be in a different hand than the sundial. RSW.
M.D.Z. O.H.P. see O.H.P. Moran 1; Michel 3; Engelmann 1; RSW.
M.E. 1 1686, MIM marked on an artillery level signed "H.R." (2) at OXF; there is a crown over the "M." Maddison 1; Evans 1; RSW.
M.E. 2 Germany, 1802, MIM String-gnomon Sundial, round, wood, lid, 1802 = D.(1987). Coffeen 16.
M.E.A. Spain?, MIM Calipers = PRM; Calipers, sliding = D.(1968). RSW.
M.E.D.F. 16th Century, MIM Astrolabe = SWF. ICA-634. Price 1; ICA 2.
M.F. Germany?, 1677, marked on mining compass signed "Adamas Dornstrauch." RSW.
M.F.P. France, 1770, MIM Diptych Sundial, 1770 = LIM. Dieppe work. RSW.
M.G. Germany, MIM Diptych Sundial, ivory = OXF. star is mastermark. Nürnberg. RSW.
M.G.A. MIM Pantograph = D.(1975). also marked "W.V.S." RSW.
M.G.C.G. MIM Diptych Sundial = FIN-82 = Thorban. RSW.
M.H. 1 may be H.M. 2, which see. RSW.
M.H. 2 Germany, 1630, MIM Diptych Sundial, gilt-copper, 1630 = OXF. Michel 3.
M.H. 3 USA, 1775, MIM Gunter's Quadrant = PEA. dated "Jan. 3, 1775." Danvers, Mass. Brewington 1.
M.H.F. Czechoslovakia, 1630, MIM Diptych, gilt-copper, 1630 = OXF. Martin Habermel? Prague. Zinner 1; Evans 1.
M.I.C.A. Germany?, 16th Century, MIM Armillary Sphere, with compass = NUR-WI 1226. Zinner 1.
M.I.M. Germany, 18th Century, MIM Horizontal Sundial, stone = Landsberg a. Lech Heimatmuseum. also marked "I.H.S." Zinner 1.
M.I.M.R. Germany?, fl.1568-91, this mark appears on finger-ring sundials, one at WHI and the other at NMM; WHI is dated 1568 and marked "H.R." (1) and signed "H.C." (1); NMM is dated 1591 and marked "W.P." (2) and signed "H.C." (1). Btyden 16; RSW.
M.J. MIM Dividers, iron = VCW. RSW.
M.K. 1 Germany, c.1550, MIM Table Clock with Sundial on bottom = P.C. probably Melchior Kleinhemmel of Annaberg. Annaberg. Pippa.
M.K. 2 Germany, 1577, MIM misreading by Engelmann and Zinner for "T.K." 3, marked on ADL-M304 which is signed "M.V.S." 1. Zinner 1; Engelmann 1; Michel 3; ADL; RSW.
M.K. 3 Germany, fl.1680-1700, MIM Diptych Sundials, ivory 1680 = NOR, Soth. 12/8/69; Diptych Sundial, ivory, 1700 = MUN. Melchior Karner; mastermark is a "4." Nürnberg. Zinner 1; Price 2; Gouk 1; RSW.
M.K. 4 Germany, 1689, MIM Artillery Level, 1689 = OXF. date is "MDCLXXXIX"; may be same as "M.K. 5" but that date is in Arabic numerals. RSW.
M.K. 5 France, 1688, MIM Artillery Level, 1688 = Huelsmann Coll. signed "16 M.K. 88"; also marked "A.G." 3, the "A." is under the one and "G." is under the last eight; possibly same as "M.K." 4 but that date is in Roman numerals. Syndram.
M.L. marked on an instrument signed "M. Lewelin." RSW.
M.N.J. + C. 1772, MIM Dividers, 1772 = Chevau 10/10/75. RSW.
M.O. Germany, 1774, MIM Artillery Level, 1774 = USNM. RSW.
M.P. 1 1542, MIM Astrolabe, 1542 = USNM. ex-Hoffman Coll; ICA-221; A.J. Turner thinks it was made by F. Michael Piquer. Gunther 1; Price 1; ICA 2; Gibbs and Saliba; Michel 2; A.J. Turner 12.
M.P. 2 fl.1591-96, see H.K. 3; may be Marcus Purmann; see also "M.P." 3. Dewhirst; Michel 3; Price 2; Evans 1; Technica, March, 1956.
M.P. 3 Germany, fl.1591-1616, MIM Horizontal Sundials, round = MUN (1591), MUN; Diptych Sundials = LIE (1594), Soth. 5/11/23 (1595); Cruciform Sundials = OXF (1598), MUN (1601); Sundial, 1597 = Evans Coll.; Sundial, string-gnomon, 1615 = NOR; Sundial with Calendar, 1616 = BM; Chalice Sundial = KEN. probably Marcus Purmann; may be same as M.P. 2; usually signed "*M*P*"; NOR is for 48 °; 1591 MUN has Butterfield-type gnomon; undated MUN is for 48°. Munich. Zinner 1; Price 2; Evans 1; RSW.
M.P. ET ROCHETTE France, c.1780, MIM SIM Graphometer = D.(1993). Quai del'horloge à Paris. Coffeen 41.
M.P.S. Germany, 18th Century, PHIM Cup Weight Set = Phillips 5/20/75. Nürnberg. RSW.
M.R. 1 1645-46, OIM Telescope, 1645-46 = NMM. attributed to Anton Maria Schyrle, Rheita, Bohemia. NMM 1; RSW.
M.R. 2 misprint for "M.P." 4. Koller 11/17/75; RSW.
M.S. 1 Germany, 1553, MIM Polyhedral Sundial, with compass, 1553 = BM-1922-7/5-2. also marked "Simon Schmidlkofer der Junger 1577"; owner. Zinner; Price 3; Ward 4; RSW.
M.S. 2 1597, MIM Sector, 1597 = Soth. 5/11/23. RSW.
M.S. 3 England, MIM Ring Sundial, small = Weil 2(29). misreading for "S.W."; summer, winter. RSW.
M.S. 4 Germany, 1585, marked on lid of folding mining sundial, ivory and wood, 1585, probably owner; Huelsmann Coll. Syndram.
M.S. 5 Germany, 1589, surveying instrument signed "C.T.F. Anno 1589 M.S." at DRE; it is "M.S." (5). Dresden. RSW.
M.T.A. Germany, c.1530, MIM Astrolabe Orpheus Clocks = ADL-M377, Luton Hoo; Table Clocks = STU, Bobinet = Soth.-NY 2/11/89. Bavaria. Coole and Neumann; Engelmann 1; ADL; RSW.
M.T.K. 1574, MIM Altitude Sundial, gilt-brass, round, 1574 = Evans Coll. Evans 1; RSW.
M.V. 1 Germany, c.1740, MIM see M.Z. Coffeen 46.
M.V. 2 Germany, fl.1751-54, MIM Vertical Sundials = GRA (1751), Koller 11/17/75 (1754). Zinner 1; RSW.
M.V.S. 1 Germany, 1577, MIM Polyhedral Sundial, 1577 = ADL-M304. "Mechanicus Ulrich Schniep"; also marked "T.K." (3), misread by Engelmann and Zinner as "M.K." 2. Zinner 1; Engelmann 1; Michel 3; ADL; RSW.
M.V.S. 2 possibly "Mechanicus Ulrich Schniep" or "Mechanicus Victor Stark." Michel 3; RSW.
M.Z. Germany, c.1740, MIM Compass Sundial, ivory, round = D.(1994). possibly M.V. 2, which see. Nürnberg ? Coffeen 46.
MA Germany, Morgen Abend, morning and night, found on mining compasses. RSW.
MA----, D. USA, MIM Terrestrial Globe = Old Colony Historical Soc.,Taunton, Mass. the rest of the name is illegible. RSW.
MAAS, F.M. Germany, MIM Sundials = LIE, PRA. Zinner 1.
MAASS, HANSS MATTHIAS Germany, NIM Compass Rose = OMM. Hamburg. RSW.
MABIRE France, 18th Century, MIM Folding Rule = Soth. 7/8/54; Artificial Horizon = Chayette 6/28/86. pupil and successor of Lenoir. Rue Cassette No. 14, près la Croix-Rouge fg. St. Germain, Paris. RSW.
MACALL England, c.1770, MIM see Gilkerson and Macall. Tower Hill, London. Clay and Court; Dewhirst; Daumas 1.
MACARIUS, IOHANNES Italy, fl.1668-89, MIM Pantograph, 1668 = ROM; Graphometer, 1678 = P.C.; Sectors = ADL-M89o (1678), ADL-W107 (1671), ADL-W108 (1674), MAD (1686), ROU-4 (1685), HAK; Armillary Sphere, 1689 = Liceo Spallanzi, Regio Emilia; Dividers = CNAM (1686); Circumferentor, 1676 = KEN; Proportional Compass, 1685 = HAK. ADL-W107 signed "Ioannes Maccarius." Mirandolanus (Modena). Evans 1; Price 2; Michel 3; Daumas 1; Engelmann 1; ADL; RSW.
MACAULAY AND SON USA, c.1850, PHIM Electro-medical Induction Coil = WHI. 39 Redeness Street, New York, N.Y. G.L'E. Turner 24.
MACDONALD, DR. England, MacDonald; described an instrument to facilitate finding the longitude at sea. 4 Coburg Place, Kennington Lane (London?). USNM.
MACDONALD, JNO. Scotland, PHIM Stick Barometer = X. Edinburgh. Goodison 1.
MACDONALD, THOMAS Scotland, c.1844, Macdonald; invented an optical enlarging and reducing instrument. Glasgow. Practical Mechanics and Engineer's Magazine, Vol. IV, pp. 124-25.
MACEY see Benjamin Macy. J. Brown 3.
MACGREGOR AND CO. Scotland and England, PHIM Stick Barometer = Christie-SK 1/27/89. MacGregor and Co.; probably misreading for McGregor and Co.; see D. McGregor and Co. Glasgow and Liverpool. RSW.
MACHIR, JACOB BEN see Profatius. Gunther 2.
MACKAY see Berry and Mackay; may be relative of Andrew Mackay. Taylor 2(866); RSW.
MACKAY, ALEXANDER SPENCE Scotland, 1857-1914, NIM James Berry took Alexander Spence Mackay as a partner in Berry and Mackay, 1879-90, which see. Aberdeen. Clarke et al.
MACKAY, ANDREW Scotland; England, 1760-1819, mathematician; determined the latitude and longitude of Aberdeen in 1781; may be relative of the Mackay in Berry and Mackay; author. Aberdeen; George Street, Trinity Square, Great Tower Hill, London. Taylor 2(866); DNB; J.S. Reid.
MACKENZIE AND CO. England, c.1817, MIM OIM T.C. in Mackenzie microscope case; see Alexander Mackenzie. London. Taylor 2(1381); O'Mara; RSW.
MACKENZIE AND SUGGART England, c.1816, MIM OIM Inclinable Sundial = NOR; Telescope = Soth. 12/2/74. Alexander Mackenzie. 15 Cheapside, London. Taylor 2(1381); RSW.
MACKENZIE, ALEXANDER England, fl.1816-58, MIM NIM OIM PHIM Microscopes = D.(1984) (with case), Soth. 10/3/88; Sextant = WHI; Telescope = Phillips 11/16/88. worked with Suggart at Cheapside; microscope case has T.C. for Mackenzie and Co; sextant signed "Mackenzie 15 Cheapside, London"; Clay and Court thought he was "Mckenzie"; Soth. microscope signed "A. MacKenzie." 15 Cheapside, London (1816-30); 38 De Beaur'r Square, Kingsland (1856-58). Taylor 2(1381); Coffeen F; Crawforth 1; Calvert 2; O'Mara; Bennett 1; Clay and Court; RSW.
MACKENZIE, CALEB USA, fl.1807-08, MIM 21 Thomas Street F.P., Baltimore, Md. Smart 1.
MACKENZIE, COLIN England, c.1791, OIM free of the Clockmakers' Company on Sept. 5, 1791; made spectacles. Clay and Court.
MACKENZIE, MURDOCH England, c.1774, surveyor for the Admiralty; invented the station-pointer in 1774; author. Taylor 2(377); G.L'E. Turner 24; Bedini 8; Wynter and Turner.
MACKI AND GOBBI England, PHIM barometer makers. Swaffham. Bell 2.
MACKINTOSH, THOMAS England, fl.1780-82, MIM Mackintosh. Archimedes and Globe, opposite Long Acre, four doors from Great Queen Street; 7 Great Queen Street, Lincoln's Inn Field; both in London. Taylor 2(867); Clay and Court.
MACKNEIL England, fl.1790-1801, NIM OIM Telescope, three-draw = D.(1984); Sextant = X; Telescope = OXF. "apprentice of the late Mr. Ramsden"; OXF telescope and sextant signed "MacKneil." London. Dewhirst; Taylor 2(1010); Coffeen G; Clay and Court; RSW.
MACKROW, J. England, c.1780, NIM Octants, ebony = DRE, P.C.; Hadley's Quadrant = OMM. quadrant signed "Mackrow London." 4 Upper East Smithfield, London. RSW.
MACNEAL, THOMAS England, c.1776, apprenticed to Edward Roberts 1 in the Joiners' Company on Sept. 3, 1776. Crawforth 7.
MACNEIL MacNeil; see MacKneil. RSW.
MACQUART ET CADOT France, 1730-1733, MIM Equatorial Sundial, 1730 = OXF. Butterfield dial = PC. sundial signed "son genre" or "Cadot gendre de Macquart a Paris"; Henry Macquart was father-in law to Michel Cadot. Paris. RSW.
MACQUART, H. France, c.1710, MIM SIM Graphometer = P.C. if he is the Macquart listed above, this date may be too early. Paris. RSW.
MACQUART, HENRY France, fl. 1685-1720, MIM NIM SIM made wide range of instruments including armillary spheres, sundials of various types, quadrants, graphometers, dip needles, gunner's levels, etc; may be seen in LIE, LOU, NMM, ADL, BM, OXF, KEN, WHI, etc. pupil of Pierre Sevin; father-in-law of Michel Cadot and partner; sometimes signed "H. Macquart"; member of the "Corporation des fondeurs"; Master in 1688; received title of "Marchand fondeur, Ingénieur d'instruments suivant la Cour et Conseils de sa Majesté." à l'Astrolabe, Quai des Morfundus, Ile de la Cité, Paris (1720). Michel 3; Price 2 and 3; Evans 1; Daumas 1; Stevens and Aked; MADEX; Olivia Brown 1; Spitzer 1 and 2; Bryden 16; Augarde; ADL; RSW.
MACQUART, RENE France, c.1730, MIM René was a son of Henry Macquart; apprenticed to Nicolas Bion in 1720; member of the "Corporation des fondeurs." Paris. Augarde.
MACRAE England, c.1840, PHIM Stick Barometers = X, Soth.-S 7/23/87; Wheel Barometers = D.(1979), X (2). 29 Royal Exchange, London. Country Life, 6/14/79; Goodison 1; Bell 2; RSW.
MACRAE, HENRY England, fl.1832-60, MIM NIM OIM PHIM Telescope = D.(1985); Sympiesometer = Soth. 5/1/86; Stick Barometer = X; Octant = Christie-SK 11/27/86; Sextant = Soth. 3/10/87; Microscope = Phillips 11/16/88. instruments signed "Macrae" plus address. 34 Aldgate Street, London. O'Mara; Goodison 1; Bell 2; Coffeen 9; RSW.
MACY, BENJAMIN England, fl.1713-31, MIM NIM Backstaves = PEA (1719), NMM (1720), RSM (1728); Sextant, 1728 = NMM; Compass, dry-card = D.(1994). apprenticed to John Henshaw of the Clockmakers' Company on June 12, 1704; free of the Company, July 6, 1713; took apprentices; also sold nautical books. Hermitage Bridge, Wapping, London. Taylor 1(523), 2(88a); Hill and Padget-Tomlinson; NMM 2; Brewington 1; Clay and Court; Dewhirst; Daumas 1; USNM; J. Brown 3; Coffeen 46.
MACY, ROBERT F. USA, b.1822, PHIM Polyangular Kalaidoscope = Seamen's Bethel Museum, Vineyard Haven, Mass. he invented and patented this form of the kalaidoscope, signed "R.F. Macy." Nantucket, Mass.; Westport Point, Mass. before 1868. J. Haring; RSW.
MADAUER, BARTHOLOMAEUS Germany, fl.1552-79, MIM Sundial, 1554 = BM. Abbot of Aldersbach. Aldersbach. Zinner 1.
MADER, FRAN. JOSE Germany, 1709, MIM Pedometer, 1709 = DEU. RSW.
MAELCOTE, ODON VAN Belgium; Italy, 1572-1614, Copper discs (2), stereographic projections for 75° and 66°30' latitude = CNAM C-913. author; are these printer's plates for Regnartius' book on the astrolabe? Zinner thought that there was an unsigned rete in BMR. Brussels; Rome. Zinner 1; Michel 2 and 3; Regnartius; RSW.
MAELZEL, JOHANN NEPOMUK Germany, 1772-1838, invented the metronome in 1816. G.L'E. Turner 24; Webster's New International Dictionary, 2nd Ed., 1955.
MAENNER, STURT. GUTHIHR Germany?, MIM Plate, copper, for compass rose = HAK. Stürt. Guthihr Maenner. Barth. RSW.
MAESTLIN, MICHAEL Germany, 1579, MIM built a fourteen-foot cross-staffin 1579; author. A.J. Turner 10.
MAFFIA England, c.1850, PHIM Wheel Barometer = Soth. 2/28/80. could be A. or C. Maffia. London. RSW.
MAFFIA, A. England, PHIM Wheel Barometer = X. Goodison 1.
MAFFIA, C. England, PHIM Wheel Barometer = X. Goodison 1.
MAFFIA, DOMINIC England, post-1850, PHIM barometer maker; see Peter and Dominic Maffia. Monnow Street, Monmouth; Abergavenny. Bell 2.
MAFFIA, P., AND CO. England, PHIM barometer makers. Monmouth. Bell 2.
MAFFIA, PETER England, PHIM Wheel Barometers = X (2). signed "P. Maffia." Monmouth. Goodison 1; Bell 2.
MAFFIA, PETER AND DOMINIC England, post-1850, PHIM barometer makers. Monmouth. Bell 2.
MAGALHAES, JOAO JACINTO Portugal, c.1790, MIM Jo~o Jacinto Magalh~es; also clockmaker. RSW.
MAGAREY, ALEXANDER misreading for Alexander Megary. RSW.
MAGARY, ALEXANDER misreading for Alexander Megary. RSW.
MAGEAREY, ALEXANDER England, c.1802, apprenticed to William Morris 1 of the Grocers' Company on Sept. 2, 1802; possibly same as Alexander Megary and Alexander Megeary which see. J. Brown 1; Crawforth 2; RSW.
MAGELLAN, J.H. DE AND FIERI England, MIM London. COO notes, 1968; RSW.
MAGELLAN, JEAN HYACINTHE DE Portugal; France; England, 1723-90, NIM Repeating Circle = NMM. invented a type of repeating circle; made Gowin Knight's compasses with George Adams 2; took out a patent for an improvement for the barometer with Henry Pyefinch in 1765; agent for some London instrument makers; F.R.S. Paris; London (by 1765). Taylor 2(378); DNB; Middleton 1; A.J. Turner 10; RSW.
MAGER, G. NIM Sextant = MYS. RSW.
MAGGI England, PHIM Stick Barometer = X; Wheel Barometer = X. may be J. Maggi or I. Maggi. Goodison 1.
MAGGI AND CO., MICH England, PHIM Stick Barometer = Christie-SK 6/24/88. London. RSW.
MAGGI AND ORTELLI England, PHIM Wheel Barometer = X. Goodison 1.
MAGGI, I. England, c.1830, PHIM Wheel Barometer = Phillips 12/2/87. see Maggi. 15 Union Court, Holborn Hill, London. RSW.
MAGGI, J. England, PHIM barometer maker. Grays Inn Lane, London. Bell 2.
MAGGI, M. England, PHIM Wheel Barometer = X. Exeter. Goodison 1.
MAGGIAIOLI Italy, 1599, MIM Armillary Sphere, 1599 = Soth. 1972 made for the Company of Saint Matthew in Paltugnones. Hillier, the London Times, 7/22/72.
MAGGIO 1 England, PHIM barometer maker. Michael Square, Southampton. Bell 2.
MAGGIO 2 England, PHIM Stick Barometer = X. London. Goodison 1.
MAGGIRIUS, SILVIUS Italy, c.1700, invented a recipiangle, a surveying instrument made by Petrus Blondeus, ADL-M107. Rome. Engelmann 1; Michel 3; ADL: RSW.
MAGINUS, GIOVANNI ANTONIO Italy, 1546-1618, MIM OIM Quadrants = Evans Coll., Soth. 2/13/58 = Christie 3/29/60 (1592). born in Padua; made burning glasses. Bologna; Mantua. Gunther 2; Michel 3; Spargol; RSW.
MAGNELLI, JOHANNES BAPTISTA Italy, 1692, MIM Sundial, stone, 1692 = FLO-3189 (99). Florence. Bonelli 1; Michel 3.
MAGNI France, pre-1782, OIM Optical Machine = COR; Microscope = COR. probably Alexis Magny, which see. Paris. Courtanvaux; RSW.
MAGNI, VALERIO Italy, 1587-1661, experimented with vacuum tube for barometer, c.1645. A.J. Turner 10; Middleton 1.
MAGNIAC, FRANCIS England, c.1765, apprenticed to Francis Morgan in the Joiners' Company on Feb. 5, 1765. Crawforth 7.
MAGNIE, JEAN-BAPTISTE France, c.1786, NIM Hadley's Quadrant = PEA-10975. Magnié; "dessin d'un quartier de réduction presenté au Roi, 1786." Dunquerque. American Neptune, Jan., 1975; Brewington 1; Daumas 1.
MAGNUS, CHRISTOPH, N.P. Germany, 1608, MIM Astrolabes, = BASH (ICA-2071) (1602), HAM (ICA-285) (1608), Krabbe-type retes. Hamburg. Zinner 1; Michel 2; Gunther 1; Price 1; GHP; ICA 2; RSW.
MAGNY, ALEXIS France, 1712-c.1777, OIM Microscope, 1754 = SPI-2926; Microscope, Culpeper-type, No.18, 1755 = NOR; Microscopes = P-B-Monte Carlo 6/23/76 (leather case), P.C., Getty Museum (leather case), FLO. the P-B-Monte Carlo entry said to have been given to Mme. de la Pompadour by Louis XV, probably silver; his microscopes date from 1751-55; see Magni. Paris. Michel 3; Antique Dealer Collectors Guide, August, 1976; Daumas 1; A.J. Turner 10; Ronfort 1; RSW.
MAGOR AND CO. England, c.1830, PHIM Stick Barometer = Soth. 2/28/80. RSW.
MAGRINI, LUIGI Italy, 1802-68, PHIM professor of mathematics; made electrical apparatus. Florence. Brenni 1.
MAGWALD Germany, 19th Century, MIM Magnetic Azimuth Sundial = DES. Berlin. Industrial Museum Cat.; RSW.
MAHIER see Spinelli, Mahier and Co. RSW.
MAHLER, JOSEF Germany, 1795-1845, MIM SIM Theodolite = Dillingen Lyzeumssammlung. managed the Benediktbeuren workshop 1826-38; in partnership with George Metz he managed this workshop fron 1838 to 1845. Mönch in Ottobeuren. Zinner 1; J.A. Bennett 2; USNM; RSW.
MAHLER, P. ILDEPHONSUS Germany, 1759, see B.A. 2; manuscript note on paper, "P. Ildephonsus Mahler Monachus Benedictins ursini fecit has Machinas D.P. Domenico beck oxenhusano episde ordinis Religioso, 1759 Ursini Math/esi operadon --- esdem Scib Magistro"; may be replacement as instrument appears to be mid-sixteenth century. Munich. Price 3; Ward 4; RSW.
MAHON, CHARLES England, 1753-1816, Viscount Mahon, later Earl Stanhope, designed an arithmetic machine (OXF), a calculator (1777) (KEN, P.C.), microscope lens and a logic demonstrator (OXF); F.R.S., 1807; see James Bullock. Chevening, Kent. Taylor 2(744); RSW.
MAHR, JACOB ANDREAS Germany, 1763, MIM Table Sundial, 1763 = Wiesbaden Museum; Sundial = Darmstadt Landesmuseum. Wiesbaden. Zinner 1.
MAIEL see Lloyd, Payne and Maiel. RSW.
MAIGNAN, EMMANUEL France; Italy, 1601-76, MIM OIM wrote "Perspectiva Hororia" in 1648; mentioned by Bonani in 1690 as an instrument maker; interested himself in barometer experiments. Toulouse (1601-36); Rome (1636-50); Toulouse (1651-76). Dewhirst; Gunther 2; Clay and Court; Middleton 1.
MAIGNE, P. France, c.1803, PHIM Maigné; instrument maker; devised a method to make a portable barometer. rue Aumaire, Paris. Middleton 1.
MAILE, WILLIAM England, c.1704, apprenticed to John Crooke 1 in the Joiners' Company on May 2, 1704. Crawforth 7.
MAILHAT France, c.1860, OIM Telescope, large = D.(1976). Paris. RSW.
MAILLET, ABRAHAM England, c.1745, apprenticed to John Morgan 2 in the Joiners' Company on March 4, 1745. Crawforth 7.
MAIN, PETER Scotland, PHIM Stick Barometer = X. Edinburgh. Goodison 1.
MAINGAUT France, c.1763, OIM worked for the Duc de Chaulnes for 20 years; then worked for Dom Noël. Paris. Daumas 1.
MAIR, JOHN see John Marr 1. Taylor 1(129).
MAISON CHEVALLIER see Queslin. RSW
MAISON VANTIER ET MARC see Vantier et Marc, Maison; see A. Lefrançois. RSW.
MAKEPEACE, G. England, c.1830, PHIM Wheel Barometers = Soth. 12/15/72 and 5/4/73. London. RSW.
MALACIDA, CHARLES misreading for Malacrida. Bell 2.
MALACRIDA 1 England, PHIM Wheel Barometer = X. could be same as Malacrida 2. Goodison 1.
MALACRIDA 2 England, PHIM Stick Barometer = X. 237 Holborn, London. Goodison 1.
MALACRIDA 3 England, fl.1805-20, MIM PHIM Compass = X; Platina Thermometers = X (2). made instruments for William Hyde Wollaston. Chaldecott 3.
MALACRIDA AND CO. Ireland; England, c.1805, PHIM Wheel Barometer = Soth. 5/14/87. see C. Malacrida and Co. Dublin and London. RSW.
MALACRIDA, C., AND CO. Ireland, PHIM Wheel Barometer = X. Dublin. Goodison 1.
MALACRIDA, CHARLES England, c.1845, PHIM Stick Barometer = X; Hydrometers, glass = Christie-SK 3/31/83. barometer signed "Malacrida" with full address; others signed "C. Malacrida Manchester"; see Malacrida and Co. 4 Withy Grove, Manchester. Goodison 1; Bell 2; RSW.
MALBY England, 1886, MIM Terrestrial Globe, 1886 = Christie 9/11/86. London. RSW.
MALBY AND CO. England, fl.1842-48, MIM Terrestrial Globes, miniature, 1842 = Soth. 2/25/86, Phillips 9/10/86 ; Celestial Globes, 1845 = U. of Utah, N.Y. State Historical Assoc., Cooperstown, New York; Terraqueous Globe = U. of Utah; Celestial Globe = Soth. 4/18/88. Houghton Street, Newcastle Street, Strand, London. USNM; Yonge; RSW.
MALBY AND SONS England, post 1828-46, MIM Celestial Globes = VNN (one is 1846); Terrestrial Globe, 1846 = VNN. London. Yonge.
MALBY'S England, c.1850, MIM Planisphere = Soth. 2/25/86; Terrestrial Globe = Christie-SK 9/11/86. London. RSW.
MALBY, CHARLES England, fl.1840-62, MIM Terrestrial Globes, miniature = La Rochelle 7/16/83 (1842), Melun 4/24/83; Terrestrial Globe, 1848 = D.(1973); Pairs of miniature Globes, 1862 = H.M Queen Elizabeth II, D.(1974); Celestial Globe, 1850 = Dartmouth College, New Hampshire. all signed "Malby"; worked with his sons. 37 Parker Street; Houghton Street, Newcastle Street, Strand; East Stanford (1862); all in London. Yonge; Wynter 1; Wynter and Turner; RSW.
MALBY, THOMAS England, 1854-67, MIM Pair of Globes, 1854 = X; Terrestrial Globe, 1867 = Athenaeum, Philadelphia, Pa. the pair of globes is marked "for the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge", 12" diameter; Thomas may be the son of Charles Malby. London. Bryden 9; RSW.
MALBY, THOMAS, AND SON England, 1877, MIM Terrestrial Globe, 1877 = D.(1977). "Makers to the Admiralty." London. RSW.
MALCOTIUS see Maelcote. Michel 2.
MALE, GEORGE England, c.1721, apprenticed to George Wright 1 of the Grocers' Company on Aug. 31, 1721. J. Brown 1.
MALER, JACOB HOFMAN Germany, 1616, MIM Polyhedral Sundial, 1616 = KAS. for 49°30' latitude. Schwabisch Hall. Basserman-Jordan 1.
MALICE France, PHIM Money Balance = La Rochelle 7/16/83. marked "Marchand Balancier." rue de la Ferronière a l'A couronné, Paris. RSW.
MALIZARD France, c.1850, MIM OIM Inclinable Sundial = Auction, Honfleur, 6/17/79. T.C.; optician. Quai de l'Horloge 37 ter., Paris. RSW.
MALLAGANI see Mallugani. Bell 2.
MALLETT England, PHIM Wheel Barometer = X. Woodbridge. Goodison 1.
MALLING see Melling. Goodison 1.
MALLUGANII, MARK England, fl.1830-40, PHIM barometer maker?; umbrellas; perhaps just a retailer. New Street, Dudley. Bell 2; Goodison 1; Taylor 2(1926).
MALORIDA see J. Gatty and Malorida. Bell 2.
MALORIDA, J. England, barometer maker. High Holborn, London. Bell 2.
MALT, JAMES England, PHIM Wheel Barometers = X (2). one signed "J. Malt Wisbech." Wisbech. Goodison 1.
MALTBY see Malby. RSW.
MALTWOOD, R. England, c.1790, PHIM Stick Barometer = Christie 12/6/78 this is probably a too early guess of an instrument by Richard Austen Maltwood. 3, Orange Row, Kennington, Surrey. RSW.
MALTWOOD, RICHARD AUSTEN England, fl.1829-59, PHIM Wheel Barometer = X. also made thermometers. 19 Charles Street, Hatton Garden (1829-44); 3 Orange Row, Kennington Row (1842-45); 22 Charles Street, Hatton Garden (1845); 129 Great Saffron Hill (1846-48); 5 Cross Street (1854-59); Shoe Lane. all in London. Goodison 1; Bell 2; Taylor 2 (2174).
MANASSER, DAVID Germany, 1635, MIM Dialing Instrument, 1635 = Evans Coll. Augsburg. Evans 1.
MANCARROW USA, MIM Bedini 8.
MANCHE France, 1775, MIM Horizontal Sundial, octagonal, 1775 = Schuhmann-133. style is triangular with plumb-bob; same as Mancher? Paris. RSW.
MANCHER France, Sundial = OXF. same as Manche? Paris. Michel 3.
MANCINUS, IOHANNES MAR. Italy, c.1550, MIM Radio Latino = Michel Coll. Michel 3.
MANDATO, REGIO Spain, 1787, OIM Telescope, 1787 = MAN-I 182. Madrid. Garcia Franco 1.
MANDER, GEORGE England, c.1838-40, MIM PHIM see Aston. 21 Great Crown Street, Soho, London. Taylor 2 (2175); O'Mara.
MANDERN, CARL VON Denmark, 18th Century, MIM Horizontal Sundial = OXF; Protractor and Rule = Christie-SK 4/17/86. protractor is marked "Hafnia." Copenhagen. Maddison 5; RSW.
MANDL, GEORG Germany, 1759, Georg Mändl; author; wrote on sundials. Zinner 1.
MANEGANI, ANTONIO AND PAULO see Mantegani. Bell 2.
MANERSPERG, ANTON VON Austria, 1734, MIM Anton von Mänersperg, Abbot of Admont, the sundial at BM is dated 1734 and signed "A.D.G.A.A." = "Ad Dei Gloriam Admonti Abbas." Admont. Price 3; Ward 4.
MANFRED, SEPTALA mentioned in Bonanni; misreading for Manfred de Settala. Dewhirst.
MANGACAVALI, JNO. England, c.1836, PHIM barometer and thermometer maker. 5 Greville Street, London. Goodison 1; Bell 2.
MANGAVALI, JOHN see Jno. Mangacavali. Bell 2.
MANGAVEL France, OIM PHIM Stick Barometer = VNN; Telescope = Melun 4/24/83. signed "Mangavel, opticien à Bordeaux"; also see Manguel. Bordeaux. RSW.
MANGHETTI, ANTONIUS Italy, MIM engraved a graphometer by Bernardinus Pavolini which is now at USNM. RSW.
MANGIACAVALLI, J. 1 England, c.1850, PHIM Wheel Barometer = Christie 12/6/76. 17 Leather Lane, Holborn, London. RSW.
MANGIACAVALLI, J. 2 England, PHIM Wheel Barometer = X. Leeds. Goodison 1.
MANGIN, CLEMENT CYRIAQUE DE France, c.1621, author; his pseudonym was "Denis Henrion"; wrote on the sector. RSW.
MANGUEL France, NIM Marine Compass = OMM. see Mangavel. Bordeaux. RSW.
MANN AND AYSCOUGH England, fl.1743 - 49, OIM Telescopes = KEN, OXF; Solar and Scroll Microscopes, 1743 = Court Coll. T.C.; James Mann 2 and James Ayscough. Ludgate Street; Sir Isaac Newton and Two Pairs of Golden Spectacles, near the West End of Saint Paul's, (1747); both in London. Taylor 2(90 & 2266); Clay and Court; Daumas 1; Maddison 1; Calvert 2; RSW.
MANN, I. 1 England, OIM Telescope, pasteboard and brass = VCW. could be James Mann 1, 2, or 3. London. RSW.
MANN, I. 2 England, 19th Century, OIM Telescope = Christie-SK 11/19/87. see William Mann. Liverpool. RSW.
MANN, JAMES 1 England, fl.1660-1730, OIM Microscope = KEN; Telescope = WHI; Pillar Sundial on handle of cane, 1679 = P.C. apprenticed to Thomas King 1 of the Spectaclemakers' Company on Nov. 5, 1674; turned over to John Hicketts of the Company, March 20, 1682; Master of the Company, 1716-17. St. Martins (1693); Angel Street (1695); Sign of the Archimedes and Pair of Golden Spectacles, Butcher Hall Lane, a little nearer St. Paul's, Fleet Street; all in London. Court and von Rohr 3(46); Taylor 1(480) and 2(89); Dewhirst; Clay and Court; Daumas 1; Robischon; A.J. Turner 10..
MANN, JAMES 2 England, fl.1707-51?, OIM PHIM Telescopes = Christie 4/9/75 (wood), WHI (3-refracting); Astroscope = Caleb Smith (1734); Stick Barometer = D.(1989). son of James Mann 1; apprenticed to Matthew Cooberow of the Spectaclemakers' Company on April 4, 1699; free of the Company, June 28, 1707; Master of the Company 1725 and 1737; took apprentices; in partnership with James Ayscough as Mann and Ayscough, 1743-47; Ayscough had been his apprentice, 1732-40; T.C.; author; made thermometers and barometers. Archimedes and Two Pairs of Golden Spectacles near the Castle Tavern, Fleet Street (1735); Sir Isaac Newton's Head and Two Pairs of Golden Spectacles, 23 Ludgate Street (1743, 1751); all in London. Taylor 1(480) & 2(90); Court and von Rohr 3(73)(129); Daumas; Bennett 1; Crawforth 1; Calvert 2; Goodison 1; Coffeen 27.
MANN, JAMES 3 England, 1763, OIM Telescope, 1763 = P.C. (1979). succeeded his father, James Mann 2; the 1763 telescope might have been made by James Mann 2. London. Taylor 2(89 and 90); RSW.
MANN, JAMES 4 England, c.1743, MIM apprenticed to Robert Cole 1 in the Stationers' Company; turned over to John Farmer 2 in the Joiners' Company on Dec. 6, 1743; could he be the same as James Mann 3? Crawforth 7.
MANN, JOHN 1 Scotland, fl.1693-1709, MIM succeeded his uncle, James Paterson. at the Sign of the Globe, Cross-staff and Quadrant, Castle Hill, Edinburgh (1694-98); at the Sign of the Globe, Cross-staff and Quadrant, on the Shore, Leith (1699-1704). Bryden 3; Clarke et al.
MANN, JOHN 2 England, fl.1723-60, OIM son of James Mann 2; free of the Spectaclemakers' Company by Patrimony, April 1, 1723; succeeded by Samuel Johnson, c. 1760. London Clay and Court; Court and von Rohr 3(96); Dewhirst; Daumas 1.
MANN, JOHN 3 Scotland, d.1770, NIM barber and compass maker. Leith. Bryden 3.
MANN, W. England?, NIM Octant = Soth. 2/2/70. may be same as W.C. Mann. Gloucester. RSW.
MANN, W.C. USA, NIM Octant = MYS. may be same as W. Mann. Gloucester, Mass. RSW.
MANN, WILLIAM England, c.1774, MIM NIM Hadley's Quadrant = OMM. 56 Cable Street, Liverpool. Bryden 9; RSW.
MANNASSE, L., AND CO. USA, MIM SIM Surveying Transit = D.(1976). Chicago, Ill. Rinaldo 2.
MANNHEIM, AMEDEE France, 1831-1906, Amedée Mannheim; invented the modern slide rule in 1851. G.L'E. Turner 24.
MANNING AND MANNING England, PHIM Barometer = D.(1971). Malvern; Worcester. RSW.
MANNING, CHARLES England, c.1720, MIM apprenticed to Nathaniel Smith of the Clockmakers' Company on April 4, 1720. J. Brown 3.
MANNING, J. England, 1861, MIM Terrestrial Globe, miniature = Christie 12/21/71; Planetarium, geared, case, 1861 = Soth. 4/18/88. planetarium marked "published by J. Manning." RSW.
MANSELL 1 England, PHIM Wheel Barometer = X. Fakenham. Goodison 1.
MANSELL 2 England, PHIM see Newcomb and Mansell Wapping and Liverpool. Goodison 1.
MANSELL, JOHN England, 1770, MIM rule maker; had as apprentice, Samuel Haycock, who ran away May 16, 1770. Wolverhampton. Bryden 9.
MANSFIELD, BENJAMIN England, fl.1795-1828, MIM apprenticed to John Atkinson 2 of the Grocers' Company on Nov. 6, 1788; free of the Company, Dec. 3, 1795; took apprentices after 1800. 103 Pennington Street, Ratcliffe Highway, London. J. Brown 1 and 2.
MANSVELT, PAULUS Holland; France1783-1851, MIM inspector of weights and measures; studied in the Hague; assisted Lenoir in Paris for four years. The Hague; Paris; The Hague. Mörzer Bruyns 2; Rooseboom 1.
MANTAGANI see Manntegani. Bell 2.
MANTEGANI, ANTONIO England, c.1850, PHIM Wheel Barometers = X (2). watch and clock maker; X signed "A. Mantegani" and "Mantegani." High Street, Wisbech. Bell 2; Goodison 1.
MANTEGANI, ANTONIO AND PAULO England, c.1850, PHIM clock, watch and barometer makers. Wisbech. Bell 2.
MANTENANT France, 18th Century, MIM Sectors = Neumarkt, 10/8/71, 5/5/72; Butterfield-type Sundial = P-B 10/3/57 #219. Paris. RSW.
MANTICHA 1 England, PHIM Stick Barometers = X, Soth. 7/16/76; Wheel Barometer = Christie 4/19/78. may be Dominick Manticha or Manticha 2. Goodison 1; RSW.
MANTICHA 2 England, PHIM Wheel Barometer = X; Stick Barometers = X, KEN. stick barometers signed "Manticha London." 281 Holborn, London. Goodison 1.
MANTICHA 3 England, c.1800, PHIM Bottle Barometer = KEN. McConnell 1.
MANTICHA AND CO. England, PHIM Stick Barometers = X (2), Soth.-S 10/19/89. possibly Dominick Manticha; Soth.-S signed "Manticha and Co. Fecit." Goodison 1; RSW.
MANTICHA, A. England, PHIM Stick Barometer = X. Goodison 1.
MANTICHA, D., AND CO. England, c.1805, PHIM Wheel Barometers = D.(1968), P.C. (1968). see Dominick Manticha. 11 Ely Court, Holborn, London. Goodison 1 & 5.
MANTICHA, DOMINICK England, fl.1781-1805, PHIM Stick Barometers = KEN, D.(1977), Bearnes 9/17/86; Double Barometer, 1781 = KEN. the double barometer is signed "D. Manticha"; see Manticha and Co. and D. Manticha and Co. 11 Ely Court, Holborn, London. Goodison 1 & 5.
MANTICHA, J. Scotland, OIM Telescopes = D.(1975), D.(1981), Dossin Great Lakes Museum, Detroit, Michigan; Set of Philosophical Bubbles = RSM. D.(1975) telescope is marked "improved day or night." Greenock. Morrison-Low 1; RSW.
MANTICHA, JOSEPH England, c.1800, PHIM Barometer = KEN. Bell 2.
MANTICHA, PETER England, PHIM Double Barometer = X; Stick Barometer = X. the stick barometer is signed "P. Manticha." Crown Feathers Court, Holborn, London. Goodison 1.
MANTON, JOSEPH England, c.1810, OIM took out a patent on a telescope improvement. Davies Street, Berkely Street, London. Taylor2(1382).
MANTOVA, P. England, c.1780, PHIM Stick Barometer = Soth. 2/4/74; Wheel Barometers = Christie 12/18/74, X (2). Luton. Goodison 1; RSW.
MANUEL, JOSEPH England, c.1830, designed a Wye-level made and sold by W. and S. Jones. Taylor 2(858).
MANZINI see Ambrosini and Manzini. Goodison 1.
MANZOCHI, GIROLAMO England, c.1838, PHIM Wheel Barometer = X. looking glass maker. 22 Brook Street, Hull. Goodison 1; Bell 2.
MAPLE Francec.1850, PHIM Barometer = Soth. 11/22/72. stamped "Maple 28." RSW.
MAPPIN England, c.1880, PHIM Stick Barometer = Phillips 7/20/83. 61 Newhall Street, Birmingham. RSW.
MAR, ANDREAS Italy, 1589, MIM Diptych Sundial, gilt-brass, 1589 = OXF. Evans thought that "Mar" might be an abbreviation; may be "A.M." 5. Zinner 1; Evans 1; Gunther 2; Michel 3.
MARALEE, W.H. England, c.1750, NIM Hadley's Quadrant = OMM. North Shields. RSW.
MARBLE see Sibley and Marble. USNM.
MARC France, c.1840, MIM see Vantier et Marc; see A. Lefrançois. Paris. Soth. 1969; RSW.
MARCEL, ARNOLD Holland, 1672-1748, OIM nephew of Antoni van Leeuwenhoek; mathematician and physicist; made lenses. Dordrecht. Rooseboom 1; Daumas 1.
MARCELLI, J. Italy, c.1600, MIM Dividers, iron = D.(1972). also marked with a combined "IH." Moskowitz 103.
MARCHAL, J. France, 1975, MIM Astrolabe, 1975 = D.(1975). astrolabes made to order. Paris. RSW.
MARCHE, FELIX DE LA France, 1785-1821, MIM Terrestrial Globes = CNAM-3851 (1785), Soth. 12/17/62-131; Celestial Globe = CNAM-7432. Cons. Nat'l 1; RSW.
MARCHOIS France, c.1809, MIM SIM Graphometers = D.(1972), X; Table Sundial = Soth. 12/12/55. X may be in the USNM; made a protractor, in 1809, designed by Desagneaux. Paris. Roux Devilas 73; Daumas 1; RSW.
MARCHONI, ALBERTO Italy?, MIM Triangular Instrument = OXFB-127. may be owner. Zinner 1; Josten.
MARCKS, C., AND CO. India, PHIM Aneroid Barometer with clock = K. and C. 12/12/73. Bombay and Poona. RSW.
MARCUS ANTONIUS see Antonius, Marcus. Michel 1.
MARELLI Italy, 1818, PHIM Barometer, 1818 = Linceo G. Beccaria, Milan. signed and dated on float. Milan. Middleton 1.
MARETZ, J. France, c.1600, MIM SIM Graphometer = ADL-M157; Protractor with sights = P.C.; Graphometer on a rectangular plate = LOS. the LOS graphometer has sine and cosine tables and a list of towns with their latitudes, it is signed "Maretz Aix." Aix. Engelmann 1; Michel 3; Israel; ADL; RSW.
MARGAS, JOHN England; Ireland, fl.1742-67, MIM OIM Solar Microscope = KEN; Compass = Christie-SK 3/5/87; Sundial, 1767 = X; Instrument = WHI. apprenticed to Nathaniel Adams 1 of the Spectaclemakers' Company in 1735; turned over to John Cox 2; free of the Company, Dec. 30, 1742; bankrupt in London, 1758; sundial signed "Margas Dublin 1767." Rose Street, Saint Martin in the Fields, Westminster, London (1758); Capel Street, Dublin (1761-67). Dewhirst; Court and von Rohr 3; Clay and Court; Bryden 9; Taylor 2(634); Morrison-Low and Burnett.
MARGES, JOHN see John Margas Bryden 9.
MARGETTS AND NICHOLSON England, c.1803, MIM George Margetts and Nicholson; made a double length sliding Gunter's scale, c.1803. London. Taylor 2(868).
MARGETTS, GEORGE England, fl.1748-1804, MIM Astronomical Watches = P.C., NMM, OXF. P.C. is "No 1"; NMM is lost; author of a work on lunar distances; invented a navigational slide rule; watchmaker. 42 Penton Street, Islington (1789); 21 King Street, Cheapside (1792); 3 Cheapside (1801); all in London. Taylor 2(868); Moskowitz 130; RSW.
MARGUERY France, 1793, MIM Odometer with clockwork, 1793 = DEU. Paris. RSW.
MARIANI, IACOPO Italy, 1690, MIM SIM Squadra Mobile, 1690 = ADL-M109. "fac in Galli di D.S.A.S. in Florenza l'Anno 1690." Florence. Engelmann 1; Michel 3; ADL; RSW.
MARICOURT, PIERRE DE France, 1269, NIM made a magnetic compass in 1269? Michel 19.
MARIE France, 1736-60, OIM Microscopes = CNAM, P.C. furnished a lens to l'Observatoire in 1736. Paris. Daumas 1.
MARIE PUTOIS, ROCHETTE JEUNE France, c. 1800, MIM OIM PHIM SIM T.C. in box of graphometer signed "M.P. et Rochette", which see; T.C. signed "Mathémathique, Optique et Phisique" plus address. Quai de l'Horloge la 3me Boutique en entrant par le Pont Neuf, à Paris. Coffeen 41.
MARIE VEUVE France, c.1760, OIM widow of Marie. Quay de l'Horloge, Paris. Daumas 1.
MARII, G. misreading for C. Maru. USNM; Thielmann; RSW.
MARING, FRANCIS England, c.1654, apprenticed to John Brown 6 in the Joiners' Company, 1654. Crawforth 7.
MARINONE, C. England, PHIM Wheel Barometer = X. Bedford. Goodison 1.
MARINONI, J.J. Austria, 1676-1755, MIM Mural Quadrant = D.(1965). assembled a large collection of instruments, 1746; quadrant may have been ordered by him. Vienna. Brieux; A.J. Turner 10.
MARION JEUNE France, PHIM Thermometer = P.C. "breveté." passage de l'Opera 15, Paris. RSW.
MARIOT, JAMES Italy; Scotland, c.1742, PHIM barometer and thermometer maker. Sign of the Crown, Gallowgate, Glasgow (1742). Bryden 3; Goodison 1.
MARIOTTA, GIG LI Italy, 1589, MIM Nocturnals = LOS (1589), van Alfen Coll. (1591). LI is with a small I half way up the open L; LOS is very similar to the nocturnal ADL-M331 by A. Giamin; probably both are modern work. Rome. USNM; Hollands Glorie; RSW.
MARITZ, J. Holland, d.1807, MIM The Hague. Rooseboom 1.
MARIUS, SIMON Germany, 1609, OIM Telescope, 1609 = DEU. Ansbach. Price 2.
MARK AND CO. England, c.1840, PHIM Wheel Barometer = Soth. 7/19/88. Peterborough. RSW.
MARKDAINEL, JOHN England, c.1718, apprenticed to John Urings 1 in the Joiners' Company, Nov. 11, 1718. Crawforth 7.
MARKE, JOHN England, fl.1664-79, MIM OIM SIM Universal Ring Sundials = TIM, Watney Coll; Protractor = OXF; Sundial, 1679 = Drummond Castle, Scotland; Morland Calculating Machine, 1670 = FLO; Scale = BRU; Sutton-type Quadrant = Koller 11/17/75; Gunter Quadrant = D.(1976); Tympan (52°25') for Humphrey Cole's Astrolabe = SAN; Sector = ADL-A244; Plane Table, 1674 = X.; Telescopic Level, 1674 = X; etc. apprenticed to Henry Sutton in the Joiners' Company, Nov. 5, 1655; free of the Company, April 4, 1664; admitted as a Brother into the Clockmakers' Company in 1667; succeeded Henry Sutton in 1665; took apprentices. at the Sign of the Golden Ball, near Somerset House, the Strand, London. Taylor 1(305); Bryden 15; Gunther 2; Michel 3; Somerville; Wynter 1; J. Brown 1 & 3; Crawforth 7; Daumas 1; ADL; RSW.
MARKS AND CO. England, PHIM Wheel Barometer = Christie 1/26/90. may be same as Mark and Co. RSW.
MARKS, A.J. England, c.1850, PHIM Barometer = NMM. Bell 2.
MARKS, JOHN MATHEW confusion!; the name should be John Marke. Clay and Court; Daumas 1.
MARKS, L. England, PHIM Stick Barometers = X, Soth. 5/18/89. York. Goodison 1; RSW.
MARKS, SOLOMON England, fl.1822-60, NIM PHIM Octant, ebony and ivory = P.C.; Marine Barometer = X. watch and clockmaker; see Solomon Marks and Co. Broad Street, Cardiff. Goodison 1; RSW.
MARKS, SOLOMON, AND CO. England, NIM PHIM Marine Barometer = X; Sextant = D.(1990). Cardiff. Goodison 1; RSW.
MARKWICK, JACOBUS England, PHIM Stick Barometer = X. probably James Markwick 1 or 2. Goodison 1.
MARKWICK, JAMES 1 England, fl.1656-98, MIM free of the Clockmakers' Company in 1666; his son was James Markwick 2. Royal Exchange, London. Goodison 1; Robischon.
MARKWICK, JAMES 2 England, fl.1692-1730, MIM son of James Marwick 1; free of the Clockmakers' Company in 1692 by Patrimony; Master of the Company, 1720. Royal Exchange, London. Goodison 1; Robischon.
MARLAND, MICHAEL see Michael Marlow 2. Taylor 1(142); RSW.
MARLO, M. see Michael Marlow 2. Taylor 1(142); RSW.
MARLOW, MICHAEL 1 England, fl.1620-50, MIM Compass Card, engraved = Gardener Sale. father of Michael Marlow 2; compass maker. King Edward's Stairs, Wapping, midway between the two Gravel Lanes, London. Taylor 1(142); Evans 1; Dewhirst; Clay and Court.
MARLOW, MICHAEL 2 England, fl.1682-95, MIM son of Michael Marlow 1; apprenticed to John Seller 1 in the Merchant Taylors' Company on Mar. 28, 1666; free of the Company, Dec. 17, 1673; compass maker. Wapping, London. Taylor 1(142); Crawforth 8.
MARLOYE France, fl.1840-56, PHIM specializes in acoustic apparatus. Paris. Warner 13.
MARNONI, ANTHONI Scotland, fl.1844-49, PHIM spirit hydrometer maker. 34 Brunswick Place, Glasgow. Bryden 3.
MARQUART, BALTUS Germany, 1552, MIM Astrolabe Clock, 1552 = P.C. Gunther No. 326. Augsburg; Berlin. Zinner 1; Michel 3; Gunther 1; Bobinger 2 & 3.
MARQUART, JAKOB 1 Germany, c.1527-75, MIM Sundial on base of clock, 1567 = VAA. Augsburg. Evans 1; Bobinger 2 & 3.
MARQUART, JAKOB 2 Germany, c.1580, MIM Sundial on table clock = ADL-M381. Augsburg. Engelmann 1; Bobinger 2 and 3; ADL; RSW.
MARQUIS, T. England, c.1790, MIM Set Square with Rules = D.(1983). invented a type of plotting system much used by the military; "Teacher of the Military Sciences." N° 1 Charing Cross, London. Wynter 1; Coffeen 27.
MARR AND ANDERSON Scotland, 1859, PHIM made chemical apparatus; could be either John Marr 2 or Robert Marr. 14 Renfield Street, Glasgow. Bryden 3.
MARR, J. AND R., AND CO. Scotland, fl.1849-58, PHIM made chemical apparatus; John Marr 2 and Robert Marr. 27 North Albion Street, Glasgow. Bryden 3.
MARR, JOHN 1 Scotland, fl.1614-47, MIM made compasses and sundials, possibly the dials in the Hampton Court gardens; father or uncle of William Marr. Taylor 1(129); Evans 1.
MARR, JOHN 2 Scotland, fl.1842-45, PHIM made chemical instruments; see J. and R. Marr and Co. 35 Montrose Street (1842-44); 17 Canon Street (1845); both in Glasgow. Bryden 3.
MARR, ROBERT Scotland, fl.1849-61, PHIM worked with John Marr 2 as J. and R. Marr and Co. (1849-58); may have been the Marr in Marr and Anderson (1859); worked as Robert Marr and Co. (1860-61). 27 North Albion Street, Glasgow. Bryden 3.
MARR, ROBERT, AND CO. Scotland, fl.1860-61, PHIM 27 North Albion Street, Glasgow. Bryden 3.
MARR, WILLIAM England, fl.1640-84, MIM Garden Sundials = Royal Garden, Whitehall (c.1660). court dialist; nephew or son of John Marr 1. London. Taylor 1(194); Evans 1.
MARRAND England, 1827, MIM Window Sundial, 1827 = Evans Coll. London. Evans 1.
MARRATT AND SHORT England, 1860-69, MIM PHIM Rule, boxwood = Christie-SK 11/27/86. barometer makers; see John Marratt. Goodison 1; O'Mara; RSW.
MARRATT, J.S. England, c.1820-69, PHIM Stick Barometer = P.B. 12/3/48. showed in the Great London Exhibition, 1851; see John Marratt. 63 King William Street, London Bridge, London. G.L'E. Turner 24; O'Mara; RSW.
MARRATT, JOHN England, fl.1833-60, MIM OIM PHIM Stick Barometers = X (2); Microscope = Christie-SK 4/17/86. became Marratt and Short in 1860; probably J.S. Marratt; microscope signed "Marratt 63 King William Street, London Bridge, London." 54 Shoe Lane (1833); 15 Great Winchester Street (1841-44); 63 King William Street, London Bridge (1845-60); all in London. Goodison 1; Taylor 2(1636); RSW.
MARRAUD France; England, c.1824, MIM Sundial, vertical, 1824 = OXF. signed "Marraud Londres Février 1824." London (1824). Taylor 2(1824).
MARRIOTT France, c.1850, PHIM balance maker. Paris. G.L'E. Turner 24.
MARRIOTT, WILLIAM 1 England, fl.1822-40, MIM OIM 38 New Montague Street, Brick Lane, London. Taylor 2(1639); O'Mara.
MARRIOTT, WILLIAM 2 England, c.1822, OIM 12 Market Street, Sheffield. Taylor 2(1639).
MARSCH, ULRICH Germany, fl.1528-pre-1543, MIM Diptych Sundial, wood = NUR-L85. compass maker. Nürnberg. Zinner 1; Gouk 1; RSW.
MARSDEN, THOMAS England, 1749, MIM NIM Backstaff, 1749 = Dr. Jobson Horne Coll. Dewhirst; Clay and Court; Daumas 1; Taylor 2(380).
MARSH, B. England, c.1858, PHIM barometer maker. 83 Coleshill Street, Birmingham. Goodison 1.
MARSH, HOWARD England, c.1796, apprenticed to Michael Dancer in the Joiners' Company, 1796. Crawforth 7.
MARSH, HUMPHREY England, c.1690, MIM Wheel-cutting Machine = NMM. Highworth. Taylor 1(468); Evans 1.
MARSHALL, JNO., AND CO. England, 1787, MIM Armillary Spheres, cardboard, case, 1787 = ADL-W245. "Published April 12th, 1787, and sold by Jno. Marshall and Co. Aldermany Church Yard, Bow Lane, London": "Special Additions to Miss Cowley's Pocket Sphere." Aldermary Church Yard, Bow Lane, London. Soth. 10/22/76; ADL; RSW.
MARSHALL, JOHN 1 England, c.1682, apprenticed to Daniel Quare 1 in the Clockmakers' Company in 1682. J. Brown 3.
MARSHALL, JOHN 2 England, fl.1685-1722, OIM Telescopes = ADL-M424, KEN (1715), OXF, etc; Microscopes = KAS, Longleat House, Phillips 10/5/76, Soth. 4/28/69, etc. apprenticed to Jack Dunning, a turner; free of the Turners' Company; worked as a turner in Ivy Lane; not a member of the Spectaclemakers' Company; made microscopes for Boyle; T.C.; "Optician to His Majesty" (1720); "Maker of Optic Glasses to His Majesty"; succeeded by John Smith 2. The 3 Keys,Ivy Lane; at the Sign of the Gun, Ludgate Street (1688-89); Archimedes and two Golden Spectacles in Ludgate Street near St. Paul's Churchyard, the house being new built (1693); Two Golden Prospects, Ludgate Street; all in London. Taylor 1(435) & 2(91); Court and von Rohr 3(VIII); USNM; Goodison 1; Dewhirst; Crawforth 1 & 7; Calvert 2; Daumas 1; Engelmann 1; Clay and Court; A.J. Turner 10; ADL; RSW.
MARSHALL, JOHN 3 England, c.1758, PHIM Wilson Electrical Machine = Burton Constable. Beverly. Elizabeth Hall; RSW.
MARSHALL, JOHN 4 USA, 1730-1802, invented an instrument in 1772 to measure magnetic deviation; Thomas Jefferson called it a "meridian instrument"; surveyor. Fauquier, Va. Bedini 8.
MARSHALL, P. England, PHIM Wheel Barometer = X. Goodison 1.
MARSHALL, THOMAS USA, c.1772, invented a type of dip needle; surveyor. Virginia. Bedini 8.
MARSHALL, THOMAS HANSON England or USA, c.1830, MIM SIM Surveying Instrument = Soth.-PB pre-1980. RSW.
MARSON, F. England, PHIM Wheel Barometer = Christie 12/6/78. London. RSW.
MARTEL, P.G. Switzerland, MIM SIM Alidade = GEM. Geneva. Delehar 6.
MARTEL, PIERRE Switz.; England; Jamaica, fl.1723-61, MIM PHIM Gunner's Instrument Set = USNM; Sector, 1755 = U. of Glasgow in 1756. thermometer maker; the USNM set is signed "Martel à Genève"; author. Lausanne; Genève (1723-43); London (1743-46); Jamaica (1746-61). Taylor 2(381); Middleton 2; Bryden 6; Evans 1; USNM.
MARTIGNONI L'AINE France, c.1840, PHIM Stick Barometer = Drouot Richelieu 4/28/88. Martignoni l'aîné. Mans. RSW.
MARTIN 1 see Benjamin Martin. RSW.
MARTIN 2 France, MIM OIM SIM Telescopic Level = CNAM. Versailles. Soth. 6/25/68-57 note; Daumas 1.
MARTIN 3 France, c.1750, MIM Sundial = HOF-236; Sundial, white enamel = PAK-139. could be two makers; the Parkington Coll. sundial shows the address. 244 rue St. Martin, Paris. RSW.
MARTIN 4 France, pre-1782, MIM SIM Graphometers = P.C., P.C. (1987); Sector, ivory and silver = ADL-M132d; Butterfield-type Sundial = Soth. 6/25/68-57; Astronomical Ring = COR; Protractor = COR; Logarithmic Rule = COR. sector signed "Martin à Tempel"; graphometer signed "Martin au Temple." à Tempel, or au Temple, Paris. Engelmann 1; Courtanvaux; Michel 3; ADL; RSW.
MARTIN 5 France, 18th C., MIM not a member of any Corporation; lived in a privileged enclave; could be Martin 3 or 4, which see. Paris. Augarde.
MARTIN AND SON England, fl.1779-82, MIM NIM OIM PHIM SIM Microscope = D.(1977). Benjamin and Josua Lovell Martin, 1780; invented the "Dromometer" a type of log. Fleet Street, London. Wynter 1; Bell 2; Court and von Rohr 3(XXX); Clay and Court; Bedini 8; RSW.
MARTIN VON HALL see Hall, Martin von
MARTIN, BENJAMIN England, 1714-82, MIM NIM OIM PHIM SIM wide range of instruments that may be seen in many museums. had a large workshop which produced instruments under his name; made improvements to the microscope and wrote extensively in the field of natural philosophy; T.C.; opposed Peter Dollond's patent in 1764; see Martin and Son; member of the Goldsmiths' Company. Chichester (to 1740); N°. 171 Fleet Street; shop near Crane Street; at the New Invented Visual Glasses (1716); at the Sign of Hadley's Quadrant and Visual Glasses; Newtons Head, 171 Fleet Street; all in Fleet Street, London. Taylor 2(289); Millburn 1, 2 & 3; Goodison 1; Engelmann 1; USNM; Crawforth 1; Calvert 2; Wynter 1; D. Bachman; Yonge; Maddison 1; Coffeen 9; Moskowitz; J.A. Bennett 1 and 2; ADL; Daumas 1; Olivia Brown 4; A.J. Turner 10; Bryden 16; RSW.
MARTIN, C. FRANCOIS France, c.1807, C. François Martin; invented a slide rule for conversion of weights and measures to the metric system; author. Toulon. Offenbacher 29, 1977.
MARTIN, FELIX England, c.1825, MIM NIM Wind Street, Swansea. Peate.
MARTIN, FRANCIS England, c.1683, MIM apprenticed to John Wells 2 of the Clockmakers' Company on Aug. 13, 1683 for eight years. London. J. Brown 1.
MARTIN, HENRY England, c.1850, PHIM scale maker. Reading. RSW.
MARTIN, I. Germany, 1693, MIM Universal Ring Sundial, 1693 = Musée Historique de Neuchatel. probably Johann Martin. RSW.
MARTIN, JAMES England, fl.1784-94, MIM probably the brother of John Martin 1; apprenticed to John Troughton 2 of the Grocers' Company on July 5, 1768; free of the Company May 6, 1784; took apprentices. 25 Great New Street, Fetter Lane (1787); Great New Street, Fetter Lane (1792); 23 Dean Street, Fetter Lane (1794); all in London. J. Brown 1.
MARTIN, JOHANN Germany, 1642-1721, MIM SIM made a great variety of sundials of very high quality; examples may be seen in many museums including ADL, OXF, NMM, WHI, USNM, DEU, FLO, AUG, LEY, HAK, etc.; also made pedometers and an astronomical clock at MUN. step-brother of Johann Willebrand; step-uncle to Johann Martin Willebrand; invented the crescent sundial; some of his sundials are signed "Masig"; P. Masig was his agent in London; dated instruments are 1693, 1706 and 1710. Frankfort; Augsburg. Bobinger 2; Michel 3; Zinner 1; Hamilton 1; NMM 2; USNM; Engelmann 1; Daumas 1; W. Eckhardt 3; Syndram; Bryden 16; ADL; RSW.
MARTIN, JOHN 1 England, c.1766, MIM apprenticed to Charles Fairbone 1 of the Grocers' Company on Dec. 2, 1766; probably brother of James Martin who was also in the Grocers' Company. London. J. Brown 1.
MARTIN, JOHN 2 England, fl.1839-50, PHIM Wheel Barometers = X (3). watchmaker; clockmaker; jeweler; sometimes signed "Jno. Martin." High Street, Maidstone. Goodison 1; Bell 2; Baillie 1.
MARTIN, JOSHUA LOVER England, fl.1774-82, MIM NIM OIM Quadrant = KEN; Telescope = KEN. son of Benjamin Martin; see Martin and Son; patented an improvement on Hadley's quadrant in 1774; took out a patent for drawing brass tubes, 1782; quadrant signed "Martin Invt. et fecit London." Taylor 2(289); H.C. King 2; Dewhirst; Clay and Court; Millburn 8.
MARTIN, PETER England, c.1800, MIM apprenticed to James Martin of the Grocers' Company on Dec. 6, 1792; free of the Company May 1, 1800. J. Brown 1.
MARTIN, THOMAS England, c.1794, apprenticed to James Martin of the Grocers' Company on Feb. 6, 1794. J. Brown 1.
MARTIN, W.B. USA, c.1850, engraved globes made by Gilman Joslin. Boston, Mass. Yonge.
MARTINDALE, ADAM England, 1623-86, invented a dialing instrument; author. Warrington, Lancashire (1663); Rotherton, Cheshire; Leigh, Lancashire. Taylor 1(211).
MARTINELLE, L., AND SONS England, PHIM Wheel Barometer = K. and C. 3/28/73. probably a misreading of L. Martinelli and Sons. RSW.
MARTINELLI England, PHIM Wheel Barometer = Soth.-S 1/25/89. London. RSW.
MARTINELLI AND SON England, post-1838, OIM PHIM barometer makers; see Lewis Martinelli (3) and Son. 62 King Street, Borough, London. Taylor 2(1929).
MARTINELLI, A., AND WM. DAY AND CO. England, c.1850, PHIM Wheel Barometer = Soth. 7/21/87. probably Alfred Martinelli. 70 Union Street, Borough, London. RSW.
MARTINELLI, ALFRED England, fl.1839-51, PHIM Wheel Barometer = Soth. 5/18/89. thermometer maker; succeeded by his widow, Mrs. E. Martinelli in 1851. 43 Union Street, Borough (1839); 96 Vauxhall Street, Lambeth (1843-44); 18 Vauxhall Street, Lambeth (1845-51); all in London. Bell 2; Goodison 1.
MARTINELLI, B. England, PHIM Wheel Barometer = X. Goodison 1.
MARTINELLI, D. England, c.1802, PHIM barometer maker. Grays Inn Road, London. Bell 2.
MARTINELLI, JR. England, c.1846, OIM PHIM barometer maker. London. Taylor 2(1929).
MARTINELLI, L. England, c.1840, PHIM Stick Barometer = Soth.-S 1/27/88. marked "Warranted"; could be Lewis Martinelli 1 or 3. RSW.
MARTINELLI, LEWIS (3), AND SON England, fl.1838-46, OIM PHIM Wheel Barometer, rosewood = Christie-SK 4/17/86. opticians; looking glass maker; thermometer makers; see Lewis Martinelli 3. 62 King Street, Borough, London. Goodison 1; RSW.
MARTINELLI, LEWIS 1 England, fl.1830-38, OIM PHIM barometer maker. 102 London Road, Brighton. Bell 2; Taylor 2(1929); Dewhirst.
MARTINELLI, LEWIS 2 England, fl.1803-11, PHIM Wheel Barometers = X, Soth. 6/27/88 (No. 82). carver; gilder; print seller; barometer and thermometer maker. 82 Leather Lane, London. Goodison 1; Bell 2; RSW.
MARTINELLI, LEWIS 3 England, fl.1834-46, PHIM Wheel Barometer = X (4). thermometer maker; Bell thought that Lewis Martinelli 2 and 3 were the same person; the clock in one of the barometers is signed "T. Combe, Camberwell." 62 King Street, Borough, London. Goodison 1; Bell 2.
MARTINELLI, MRS. E. England, fl.1851-53, PHIM barometer and thermometer maker; succeeded her husband, Alfred Martinelli, in 1851. 18 Vauxhall Street, Lambeth. London. Goodison 1.
MARTINELLI, P. Scotland, PHIM Wheel Barometer = X. Edinburgh. Goodison 1.
MARTINELLI, P., RONCHETTI AND CO. England, PHIM Stick Barometer = X; Wheel Barometer = X. Coventry. Goodison 1.
MARTINELLI, P.L.D., AND CO. England, fl.1799, PHIM barometer makers. 82 Leather Lane, London. Goodison 1; Bell 2.
MARTINELLI, W., AND SONS England, PHIM Wheel Barometer = X. see William Martinelli. 54 Snows Fields, Borough, London. Goodison 1.
MARTINELLI, WILLIAM England, fl.1840-59, PHIM Wheel Barometers = X (2), D.(1970). some of the barometers are signed "W. Martinelli, Snows Fields, Bermondsey", others just "W. Martinelli." 21 Wells Street, Oxford Street (1840); 5 Friars Street, Blackfriars (1841); 120 Snows Fields, Bermondsey (1853-59); all in London. Goodison 1; Bell 2; RSW.
MARTINEZ, D. FRANCISCO Spain, 1781, NIM Lodestone, 1781 = MAN-I 23. Garcia Franco 1.
MARTINEZ, JOSE Spain, 1853, NIM Binnacle, 1853 = MAN-I 51; Compass, 1853 = MAN- I 60. Ferrol. Garcia Franco 1.
MARTINOIA, G. England, PHIM barometer maker. York. Bell 2.
MARTINOIA, G., AND CO. England, PHIM Stick Barometer = X. York. Goodison 1.
MARTINOLA, G. misreading for G. Martinoia. Bell 2.
MARTINOT France, MIM Armillary Sphere = X. Paris? Pastoreau.
MARTINOT, GILLES France, MIM Instrument = D.(1964). Paris. RSW.
MARTINOT, LUDOVICUS France, fl. 1598-1631, MIM Astrolabe, 1598 = ADL-M31; Astronomical Volvelle, 1631 = Soth. 6/25/68-14. ICA-212. Sens. Engelmann 1; Michel 3; Gunther 1; Price 1; GHP; ICA 2; ADL; RSW.
MARTINS see Pistor and Martins. Weil and Baden; RSW.
MARTYN, THOMAS England, late 18th Century, T.C.; ship's chandler. No. 208 near King Edward Stairs, Wapping, London. Crawforth 1.
MARU, G. Italy, fl.1743-47, MIM Armillary Sphere with Planetarium, 1747 = LOS; Astronomical Ring, 1743 = LOS. Louvain-type astronomical ring is c.1580; Maru is certainly owner; armillary sphere signed "G. Maru Caboga"; signed on base of stand "G.M.F.C." and "G. Maru fecit C."; planetarium has two planets, one with a ring. Caboga. USNM; Thielmann; RSW.
MARX AND PETLEY Australia, NIM Dividers, navigational = P.C. Sydney. USNM.
MARZORATI AND CO. England, PHIM barometer makers. Holborn, London. Bell 2.
MARZORATI, E. England, PHIM Stick Barometer = X. Goodison 1.
MARZORATTI AND RIVOTTA England, PHIM barometer makers; may be Marzoratti and F. Rivolta 2. Reading. Bell 2.
MASCAGNE, DANGELO Italy, PHIM Measure = Koller 11/7/63. Certosino. RSW.
MASEFIELD, ROBERT England, 1767, PHIM Stick Barometer, 1767 = X. Birmingham. Goodison 1.
MASIC see Masig. RSW.
MASIG, P. England, c.1720, Crescent Sundials = OXFB-106, NMM, Roussel-98, OXF, Soth. 9/20/83; Augsburg-type Sundials = ADL-M301, OXF, NMM. these instruments were made by Johann Martin and sold in England by his agent, P. Masig. London. Maddison 5; Engelmann 1; Taylor 1(525); Gunther 2; Michel 3; Zinner 1; Bobinger 2; ADL; RSW.
MASKELYNE, NEVIL England, 1732-1811, Astronomer Royal; claimed to have designed a prism micrometer; author. Taylor 2(507); Dawsons 205; Phil. Trans. Vol. LXVII, 1777; Howse 3.
MASON 1 England, fl.1809-60, MIM NIM SIM Equatorial Sundial = Christie 12/8/76; Sundial, circular = Christie 5/6/69; Mariner's Compass = EGE; Surveying Compass = Soth. 11/13/61-65. may be Seacombe 2, Jonathan 2 or Thomas 1 Mason; mariner's and surveying compasses show address and signature. 6 Essex Bridge, Dublin. RSW; Morrison-Low and Burnett.
MASON 2 see Rabone and Mason. Goodison 1; Bell 2.
MASON 3 see Stanley, Belcher and Mason Ltd. RSW.
MASON AND CO. Ireland, c.1850, PHIM Stick Barometers = Soth.-West Sussex 10/18/83, and 12/13/83; Surveying Level = Christie-SK 2/5/87; Microscope = D. see Mason 1. 11 Essex Bridge, Dublin. Morrison-Low and Burnett; Coffeen; RSW.
MASON AND TYLER USA, c.1820, PHIM made small tools. Philadelphia, Pa. USNM.
MASON AND WRIGHT USA, c.1853, MIM OIM PHIM 13 Quarry, Philadelphia, Pa. USNM.
MASON, ALVA USA, fl.1834-57, MIM PHIM made chemical apparatus; probably related to T.W. Mason. 24 Greenleaf's Court (1837); 89 South Fifth Street (1844); 91 South Fifth Street (1849); 89 South Fifth Street (1856-57); all in Philadephia, Pa. Bryden 9 and 18; Reingold; USNM.
MASON, G. Scotland, c.1850, OIM Telescope = DeLuca 8/1/87. Glasgow. RSW.
MASON, GEORGE 1 England, c.1674, OIM apprenticed in the Spectaclemakers'Company; free in the Company, 1674. London. Crawforth 6.
MASON, GEORGE 2 England, fl.1832-58, MIM PHIM 52 Squirrus Street, Bethnal Green Road, London. Taylor 2(2176); O'Mara.
MASON, J. AND E. England, PHIM barometer makers. Worcester. Goodison 1.
MASON, JAMES 1 England, 1816, OIM apprenticed to Ebenezer Rust 2 of the Grocers' Company on Dec. 7, 1809, served for seven years. London. J. Brown 2.
MASON, JAMES 2 England, PHIM Stick Barometer = Christie 4/28/89. 14 Capel Street, Dublin. RSW.
MASON, JOHN ABRAHAM England, c.1836, designed "Masons' Hygrometer" in 1836; surgeon. Pentonville, London. G.L'E. Turner 24.
MASON, JONATHAN 1 USA, 1757-1808, MIM son-in-law of Benjamin King 2; continued King's business after King's death in 1804; sea captain. Lynde Street, Salem, Mass. Bedini 8; Brewington 1.
MASON, JONATHAN 2 Ireland, 1784-1849, OIM optician; see T. and J. Mason; on his own, 1809-12 and 1818-22. 8 Arran Quay (1809); 9 Ormond Quay (1811); 14 Capel Street (1819-22); all in Dublin; 6 Patrick Street, Limerick (1846). Bryden 9; Morrison-Low and Burnett.
MASON, S. AND T. Ireland, PHIM Stick Barometer = X. surely Seacombe 2 and Thomas C. Mason. 3 Essex Bridge, Dublin. Goodison 1.
MASON, SAMUEL England, fl.1712-14, MIM apprenticed to Nathaniel Smith of the Clockmakers' Company on June 5, 1704,for eight years; free of the Company Sept. 29, 1712; took an apprentice. London. J. Brown 3.
MASON, SEACOMBE (2) AND THOMAS 1 Ireland, fl.1836-80, MIM OIM PHIM firm still going in 1880. 6 Essex Bridge, Dublin. Taylor 2(2176a).
MASON, SEACOMBE 1 Ireland, 1748-1804, OIM established his business in 1780; succeeded by Thomas (1) and Jonathan (2) Mason. 8 Arran Quay, Dublin (1780-1804). Morrison-Low and Burnett.
MASON, SEACOMBE 2 Ireland, 1808-92, MIM OIM SIM Surveyor's Compass = WHI. optician until 1836, then joined with Thomas Mason 1, making optical and mathematical instruments. 6 Essex Bridge (1838-44); 11 Essex Bridge (1845-64); both in Dublin. Bryden 9; Taylor 2(2176a); RSW; J.A. Bennett 2; Morrison-Low and Burnett.
MASON, STANDISH Ireland, fl.1839-41, MIM OIM PHIM Wheel Barometer = Phillips 2/15/89. optician; son of Thomas Mason 1. 2 Upper Ormund Quay, Dublin. Morrison-Low and Burnett; RSW.
MASON, T. AND J. Ireland, fl.1805-17, OIM Thomas Mason 1 and Jonathan Mason 2. 8 Arran Quay (1805-08); 3 Essex Bridge (1813-17); both in Dublin. Bryden 9; Morrison-Low and Burnett.
MASON, T.W. USA, fl.1850-64, MIM NIM PHIM probably related to Alva Mason. 89 South Fifth Street, Philadelphia, Pa. USNM.
MASON, THOMAS 1 Ireland, fl.1780-1840, MIM OIM PHIM Telescope = D.(1971). T.C.; succeeded Seacombe Mason 1; established in 1780; listed as an optician until 1836, then as an optical and mathematical instrument maker with Seacombe Mason 2; "Instrument Maker to His Excellency, the Lord Lieutenant and the Irish Court." 4 Essex Bridge (1809) & (1820); 3 Essex Bridge (1810-19) & (1821-36); 6 Essex Bridge (1827-38); all in Dublin. Bryden 9; Calvert 2; Taylor 2(2176a); RSW; Morrison-Low and Burnett.
MASON, THOMAS 2 England, fl.1852-56, MIM PHIM succeeded Henry Nelson. 2 Gloucester Street, Queen Square, London. O'Mara.
MASON, THOMAS H. Ireland, 1877-1958, MIM PHIM Polar Planimeter = OXF. T.C.; "Mathematical and Philosophical Instrument Maker to His Excellency, the Lord Lieutenant and the Irish Court"; surely a descendent of Thomas Mason 1; the planimeter is signed "T. Mason, 5 Dame Street, Dublin." 21 Parliament Street; 5 and 6 Dame Street near the Castle; both in Dublin. Calvert 2; Crawforth 1; G.L'E. Turner 24; Morrison-Low and Burnett.
MASPOLI see Soldini and Maspoli Goodison 1.
MASPOLI, A., AND CO. England, OIM PHIM Wheel Barometer = X. see Augustus Maspoli. Hull. Goodison 1.
MASPOLI, AUGUSTUS England, fl.1826-51, MIM NIM OIM PHIM SIM Wheel Barometers = X (5), Soth.-S 4/24/87, Soth. 12/13/88, etc. also made themometers and telescopes; signed variously "Augustine Maspoli"," Augustino Maspoli" or "A. Maspoli, 79 Lowgate, Hull"; T.C. 49 Salthouse Lane (1826-31); 79 Lowgate (1835-51); both in Hull. Taylor 2(2177); Goodison 1; Bell 2; RSW.
MASPOLI, AUGUSTUS AND JAMES England, fl.1831-35, PHIM barometer makers. 49 Salthouse Lane (1831); 79 Lowgate (1835); both in Hull. Goodison 1.
MASPOLI, G. England, PHIM Wheel Barometer = X. probably a misreading of James Maspoli. Hull. Goodison 1.
MASPOLI, JAMES England, fl.1826-59, PHIM Wheel Barometer =X. the barometer is signed "J. Maspoli"; also sold looking glasses and jewelry; partner with Pasqual Soldini as P. Soldini and Maspoli; partner with Augustus Maspoli, which see. 49 Salthouse Lane (1831); 79 Lowgate (1835); 17 Robinson Row (1839-48); 9 Robinson Row (1851-59); all in Hull. Goodison 1; Bell 2.
MASPOLI, MONTI AND CO. England, c.1825, PHIM Wheel Barometer = X. clockmakers; the partner may have been P. Monti. Sandwich. Goodison 1.
MASPOLI, P. England, c.1830, PHIM Wheel Barometer = Soth. 7/6/73. 13 John Street, Westgate, Bradford. RSW.
MASPOLI, P. AND V. England, PHIM Wheel Barometer = X. Canterbury. Goodison 1.
MASSE, IOANNES Italy, 1559, MIM SIM Surveying Square, 1559 = P.C. signed "Ioannes Masse, Lombardellus Castellanus", the last two names being a region and/or a town. Lombardy. RSW.
MASSET, LOUIS Switzerland, c.1857, MIM showed in the Great London Exhibition of 1851. Yverdon. G.L'E. Turner 24.
MASSEY, EDWARD England, fl.1790-1857, NIM Log = AMST; Sounder = WHI. called himself "the Younger"; invented a mechanical log in 1802 which was used by the Admiralty from 1807 to 1815; invented a deep sea sounder; author; T.C. Newcastle-on-Tyne; Stanley; Newcastle, Staff.; Scholes near Prescot; Liverpool; Coventry; Hanley, Staff.; Saracen's Head, Snow Hill (1818); Clerkenwell (1834-38); last two in London. Taylor 2(1181); Bedini 8; Treherne; Mörzer Bruyns 1; Wynter and Turner; G.L'E. Turner 24; J.A. Bennett 1 & 2.
MASSI, CHARLES England, c.1838, MIM PHIM 38 Seward Street, Goswell Street, London. Taylor 2(2178).
MASSINO, PETER Scotland, fl.1805-15, PHIM Barometer = X; Stick Barometer = X; Set of Philosophical Bubbles = P.C. Canongate (1808); West College Street (1809-11); Fountain Close (1812-14); North College Street (1815); all in Edinburgh. Bryden 3; Goodison 1; Morrison-Low 1.
MASSUCCI, PAUL Italy, 1604, MIM Goniometer, 1604 = FLO-461. Lucca. Bonelli 1; Michel 3.
MASSY, HENRY England, MIM Butterfield-type Sundial = Soth. 8/7/54. London. RSW.
MASTAGLIO AND MOLTENI England, fl.1841-47, PHIM Wheel Barometer = X. 24-25 Grainger Street, Newcastle-upon-Tyne. Goodison 1; Bell 2.
MASTAGLIO AND TACCHI England, fl.1853-62, PHIM T.C.; barometer and thermometer makers. 132 High Street, Bishopwearmouth, Sunderland. Crawforth 1.
MASTAGLIO, FORNELLI AND MOLTENI England, fl.1837-41, PHIM barometer makers; Taylor described it as a London firm and spelled Molteni as Moltani; V. Mastaglio, Fornelli and C. Molteni. Grainger Street, Newcastle-upon-Tyne. Goodison 1; Bell 2; Taylor 2(2179).
MASTAGLIO, V. England, fl.1850-60, PHIM barometer maker; probably a partner in Mastaglio, Fornelli and Molteni and in Mastaglio and Molteni. 24 Grainger Street (1851-53); 45 Grainger Street (1855-60); 4 Carliol Square (1857-60); all in Newcastle-upon-Tyne. Goodison 1; Bell 2.
MASTERS, J.N. England, PHIM Aneroid Barometer in clock = K. and C. 7/13/73. Rye. RSW.
MATHER England, c.1850, OIM Telescope = MSI. Liverpool. USNM.
MATHER, JOHN England, c.1824, MIM see Critchley and Mather. 3 North Side Old Dock, Liverpool. Crawforth 6.
MATHER, S.P. USA, fl.1845-60, held two patents for submarine telescopes; may be the same as the Mather from Liverpool. Brooklyn, N.Y. USNM.
MATHERS, THOMAS Scotland, c.1848, MIM OIM 88 Glassford Street, Glasgow (1848). Bryden 3.
MATHESON AND CO. Scotland, NIM Octant = MYS. T.C. in octant box in the Maritime Museum, Horten, Norway. 68 Tolbooth Wynd, Leith. RSW.
MATHEWS, JOHN England, c.1742, apprenticed to John Tracy of the Grocers' Company on March 31, 1742. J. Brown 1.
MATHEWS, SAMUEL England, c.1694, MIM apprenticed to Thomas Feilder of the Grocers' Company on June 19, 1694. J. Brown 3.
MATHIESEN AND RITTER England, c.1840, NIM Marine Compass in gimbals = DeLuca 8/1/87. marked "By Royal Letters Patent." 17 Gracechurch Street, London. RSW.
MATINELLI, W. see William Martinelli. RSW.
MATLOCK, TIMOTHY USA, c.1734-1829, MIM Bedini 8.
MATTEY, JEAN PIERRE France, 1798, MIM Rule, 1798 = Accademia delle Scienze, Turin. signed "In. Pre. Mattey"; also marked "Inspe. re Gene. des Poids et Mesures" and "Piede Liprando di Piemonte"; mechanician. Sartori.
MATTHEWS, ALFRED England, PHIM Wheel Barometer = X. Leighton. Goodison 1.
MATTHEWS, T. Australia, NIM Artificial Horizon = Cabrillo Marine Museum, Cal. Sydney. USNM.
MATTHEWS, T.B. England, OIM Microscope = Christie-SK 11/15/79. 9 Athol Place, Pentonville, London. RSW.
MATTHEWS, W. AND J. England, c.1834, PHIM Wheel Barometer = X. probably William Matthews a watch and clockmaker of Penrith, c.1834. Burrowgate, Penrith and Kendal. Goodison 1.
MATTHEY England, c.1851, MIM see Johnson and Matthey. G.L'E. Turner 24.
MATTIE, P., BROS. England, NIM Octant, ebony = D.(1974). North Shields and Cardiff. RSW.
MATTMULLER, GERVASIUS Germany; Austria, fl.1645-87, OIM Gervasius Mattmüller; made telescopes for Rheita; "Imperial Court Optician", c.1687. Augsburg; Vienna. Daumas 1; Dewhirst.
MAUGHAN, J. England, PHIM Wheel Barometer = X. Beverly. Goodison 1.
MAULEVANT France, c.1750, MIM SIM Pocket Sundial, gilt-brass = Wray; Sectors = BASH, P.C.; Rule = Chevau 10/10/75; Butterfield-type Sundial = ADL-DPW43d; Cube Sundial = WHI. made sundials and topographical instruments. Paris. Michel 3; Bryden 16; ADL; RSW.
MAULEVAUT see Maulevant Michel 3; RSW.
MAURITJ, JOANNIS, DE TISSOTIS c.1800, MIM SIM Surveying Compendium = Drouot Richelieu 4/28/88. Drouot said "Italie?". RSW.
MAURSTOTTER UND STERR Germany, 1719, OIM Telescopes, parchment = DEU-56898, DEU (1719). Mathies Maurstotter and Johann Sterr; what about Mur und Sterr? same date, same instrument, same town. Freising. Price 2.
MAURSTOTTER, MATHIES Germany, c.1719, OIM see Maurstotter und Sterr. Freising. Price 2.
MAUTEVAUT misreading of Maulevant.
MAVER, J. England, PHIM Wheel Barometer = X. 281 Holborn, London. Goodison 1.
MAVER, JOHN England, fl.1832-33, PHIM barometer and thermometer maker. 46 Baldwin Gardens, London. Bell 2; Goodison 1.
MAVER, T. England, PHIM Wheel Barometer = K. and C. 10/8/75. London. RSW.
MAVERICK, SAMUEL USA, d.1770, apprenticed to Isaac Greenwood 2; killed in the Boston Massacre. Boston, Mass. Bedini 8.
MAVERLEY, T. England, 18th Century, PHIM Balance = Phillips 10/5/76. RSW.
MAVERO, J. England, PHIM Wheel Barometer = X. 11 Brook Street, Holborn, London. Goodison 1.
MAW AND SON England, OIM Microscope = D.(1972). see S. Maw, Son and Thompson. Aldersgate Street, London. Moskowitz 104.
MAW, S., AND SON England, c.1890, PHIM Fitzroy-type Barometer = Meteorological Station, Bracknell. London. Middleton 1.
MAW, S., SON AND THOMPSON England, 19th Century, OIM PHIM Microscope = Phillips 2/2/84; Balance = Christie 10/6/76. see Maw and Son; the balance is signed "S. Mawson and Thompson"; probably a misreading! Aldersgate Street, London. RSW.
MAWE England, c.1820, PHIM made sets of solids. 149 Strand, London. Bryden 9.
MAWSON AND SWAN England, OIM Microscope = K. and C. 12/15/72. Newcastle-upon-Tyne. RSW.
MAWSON, JOHN England, c.1860, T.C.; retailer of optical instruments. 9 Mosley Street, Newcastle-upon-Tyne. Calvert 2.
MAWSON, S., AND THOMPSON misreading of S. Maw, Son and Thompson. Christie 10/6/76.
MAXAM, RICHARD England, c.1655, apprenticed to Hugh Bolter in the Woodmongers' Company in 1645; free of the Company, 1655. Crawforth 6.
MAXWELL, JOHN England, c.1712, MIM globe maker; see Senex and Maxwell; also worked with Charles Price; T.C. at the Globe in Salisbury Court, London. Calvert 2; Wynter and Turner.
MAY, JOHANNES Holland, MIM Horizontal Sundial, gilt and silver = PAK-126. Amsterdam. Zinner 1; Parkington Cat.; RSW.
MAYCOCK, S.M. England, MIM Compass with prism = La Rochelle 7/16/83. RSW.
MAYEN, JOACHIM FREDERIK Germany, c.1744, OIM Microscope = NAC. author; described a type of simple microscope. Dresden. Daumas 1.
MAYER 1 France, pre-1782, MIM made a stage for a Magni (Magny) microscope. Paris. Courtanvaux.
MAYER 2 Universal Ring Sundial = TIM = Soth. 12/3/76. with an alidade instead of a bridge; Williams' work? RSW.
MAYER, JACOP Austria, 18th Century, MIM Pedometer = LOS. Vienna. USNM.
MAYER, JOSEF DANILE see Josef Danile Mayr. Lübke; Bobinger 2.
MAYER, LAURENTIUS Germany, 1648, MIM Cannon Sight, 1647 = SKO; Artillery Level, 1648 = SKO; Table Sundial, 1648 = SKO. marked "Stuckhaubtman." Price 2; RSW.
MAYER, MATTHEW JAMES England, c.1811, MIM held a patent for an "instantaneous light machine." Pentonville, London. Taylor 2(1386).
MAYER, TOBIAS Germany, 1723-62, MIM SIM Geodetic Instruments = X. invented a repeating circle to be used in his method of determining longitude from lunar distances; author; F.R.S. Göttingen. Taylor 2(636); Forbes; USNM; Bedini 8; G.L'E. Turner 24.
MAYLIN, JOHN England, c.1770, MIM apprenticed to John Gilbert 2 of the Grocers' Company on April 12, 1763; free of the company on July 3, 1770. J. Brown 1.
MAYNARD, WILLIAM France, pre-1690, MIM mentioned by Bonanni in 1690 as an instrument maker. Paris. Dewhirst; Clay and Court.
MAYNESTONE, JOHN England, c.1661, MIM apprenticed to Walter Hayes of the Grocers' Company on Jan. 25, 1653 (os); free of the Company on July 5, 1661. J. Brown 1.
MAYNOTT England, 1826, PHIM Set of weights, 1826 = Soth. 9/20/83. RSW.
MAYO see Lawrence and Mayo.
MAYO, HENRY USA, c.1850, NIM T.C. in Spencer, Browning and Co. octant box. No. 28 atlantic Avenue, east of Lewis Wharf, Boston, Mass. RSW.
MAYO, THOMAS Scotland, fl.1710-d.1719, NIM ship's chandler; may have made nautical instruments. on the Shore, Leith. Bryden 3.
MAYO, WILLIAM England, c.1750, apprenticed to Joshua Bourne in the Joiners' Company, July 3, 1756. Crawforth 7.
MAYR, JOSEF DANILE Germany, 1713-73, MIM Augsburg-type Sundial = KAS. Augsburg. Bobinger 2; Lübke; Zinner 1.
MAYR, WOLFGANG Germany, 1604, MIM Multiple Sundial, 1604 = VIE. Munich. Zinner 1; Evans 1; Michel 3.
MAZILIER France, MIM Planetarium on top of clock = Drouot 12/21/66. Metz. RSW.
MAZZOLENI, MARC ANTONIO Italy, fl.pre-1597-1610, MIM worked in the Arsenal in Venice, pre-1597-99; made Galileo's military sector, 1599 on; worked in Galileo's home in Padua, 1599-1610. Venice; Padua (1599-1610). Daumas 1; A.J. Turner 10; Bedini.
MAZZOLETTI England, 19th Century, PHIM Wheel Barometer = Phillips 11/16/88. 81 High Holborn, London. RSW.
MAZZUCHI England, PHIM see A. Satorelli and Mazzuchi. Aylesbury. Goodison 1.
MAZZUCHI AND CO. England, c.1820, PHIM Wheel Barometer = Soth.-S 5/19/88. see B. Mazzuchi and Co. Gloucester. RSW.
MAZZUCHI, B., AND CO. England, PHIM Wheel Barometer = X. Gloucester. Goodison 1.
MCALL misreading for M'Call. RSW.
MCALLISTER 1 England, PHIM Wheel Barometer = X. London. Goodison 1.
MCALLISTER 2 USA, c. 1875, OIM Telescope = D.(1987). "optician." New York, N.Y. Coffeen 15.
MCALLISTER AND BARETTA USA, c.1850, MIM SIM Transit = X. Smart 1.
MCALLISTER AND BROTHER USA, fl.1854-79, MIM OIM PHIM Telescopes = D.(1971), P.C. (2). William Y. and J. McAllister; moved to New York before 1867. Philadelphia, Pa.; New York, N.Y. Moskowitz 103; USNM; RSW.
MCALLISTER AND CO. USA, fl.1838-53, MIM NIM OIM PHIM SIM telescope, microscope, thermometer, barometer, hydrometer and saccharometer makers; wholesale; firm established in 1783 by William Y. McAllister. 48 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, Pa. USNM.
MCALLISTER, J. USA, fl.1854-79, OIM in partnership with older brother, William Y. McAllister; moved to New York before 1867; see McAllister and Brother. Philadelphia, Pa.; New York, N.Y. USNM.
MCALLISTER, T.H. USA, pre-1867, OIM Microscope = D.(1987). may be a misreading for, or a son of, W.Y. McAllister. New York, N.Y. Purtle; Coffeen 15.
MCALLISTER, WILLIAM Y. USA, fl.1783-1854, MIM OIM Magnetic Compass = D.(1977). established his firm in 1783; James Queen joined him in 1852, becoming a partner in 1853; the partnership was dissolved in 1854 when William's younger brother, J. McAllister took over; see McAllister and Brother, and McAllister and Co.; the magnetic compass was signed "McAllister." 48 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, Pa. USNM; Giordano.
MCARTHUR OIM Compact Microscope = Christie 10/6/76. RSW.
MCCANN, JAMES USA, c.1837, MIM SIM Circumferentor = USNM. McCann was granted a patent on a circumferenter in 1837; married in 1824. Newmarket, Va. USNM; Smart 1.
MCCLUER, H. USA, c.1834, McCluer patented a sundial in 1834. Hamburg, N.Y. USNM.
MCCORMICK, JAMES USA, c.1854, MIM NIM PHIM New York, N.Y. USNM.
MCCOSKRIE, JAMES USA, c.1846, MIM won a diploma for a spirit level at the Fair of the American Institute, Oct. 1846; Davenport, Quincy and Co. acted as his New York agents. Cambridgeport, Mass. USNM.
MCCREARY, B.F. USA, 1847, PHIM received a silver medal "for the best electric Machines" in 1847. 107 Norfolk Street, New York, N.Y. USNM.
MCCULLOCH, A. England, c.1840, OIM Microscope = KEN. 18 Blucher Street, Birmingham. Bryden 9.
MCCULLOCH, KENNETH England, fl.1776-1802, MIM NIM OIM PHIM Azimuth Compass, 1788 = MAN-I 50 McCulloch; T.C.; "Compass-Maker to His Royal Highness the Duke of Clarence"; granted a patent in 1788. 38 Minories, London (1791). Taylor 2(869); Crawforth 1; Garcia Franco 1; Clay and Court.
MCDONALD, JAMES 1 England, 1797, Sextant, 1797 = PEA. probably the owner. Brewington 1; RSW.
MCDONALD, JAMES 2 Scotland, fl.1847-52, PHIM 56 Potteror (1847-48); 36 Lothian Street (1849-50); 4 Hill Place (1852); all in Edinburgh. Bryden 3.
MCDONALD, JAMES 3 Scotland, fl.1854-57, PHIM 37 Union Street (1854); 192 Argyle Street (1855-57); both in Glasgow. Bryden 3.
MCDONALD, P., AND CO. Scotland, PHIM Sike's Hydrometer = Christie-SK 7/10/80. Glasgow. RSW.
MCEVOY, GEORGE Ireland, c.1743, NIM Backstaves = Pannett Park Museum, Whitby, X (1743). McEvoy; the backstaff in the Pannett Park Museum was supposedly used by James Cook when an apprentice in Whitby. Temple Bar, Dublin. RSW; Morrison-Low and Burnett.
MCGREAVES AND CO. Scotland; England, NIM Sextant = Soth. 12/2/74. Glasgow; Greenock?; Liverpool. RSW.
MCGREGOR AND GARDNER Scotland, c.1834, MIM PHIM Robert Gardner moved his business to London in 1885, it was carried on by his grandson, Malcolm Gardner, who dealt in rare books. Glasgow. Taylor 2(1934); USNM.
MCGREGOR, D., AND CO. Scotland, fl.1848-1900, MIM NIM OIM PHIM Hadley's Quadrant = OMM; Octants = D., FRK = RSM (2), etc; Sextants = D.(1972), FRK = RSM (2); Telescopes = Custom House, Barnstable, Mass., D.(1976), FRK = RSM (2); Stick Barometers = Christie 5/26/76; Christie-Chester 3/9/83; Sympiesometer, Adie-type = Larvik Marine Museum, Norway; Compasses = FRK = RSM (2); Azimuth Compass = FRK = RSM; Tell-tale Compass = Soth. 6/1/88, D.(1989); etc. "Nautical Instument Maker to the Royal Navy." 38, 39 and 40 Clyde Place, Glasgow; branches in Greenock, Liverpool and London. Bryden 3; Calvert 2; USNM; Morrison-Low 1; Rinaldi 23; RSW.
MCGREGOR, DUNCAN Scotland, fl.1844-55, MIM OIM PHIM Stick Barometers = SFM, FRK = RSM; Marine Barometer = VNN; Pelorus = MSI; Telescopes = D.(1968), FRK = RSM; Marine Compass = Soth. 6/21/83; Octant = FRK = RSM; Sextant = FRK = RSM. chronometer maker; became D. McGregor and Co. (1848-1900); T.C.; most instruments signed "D. McGregor"; "Nautical Instrument Maker to the Royal Navy"; see Heron and McGregor. 24 Clyde Place (1844-54); 38 Clyde Place (1855); both in Glasgow; 8 William Street, Greenock (1855). Calvert 2; Bryden 3; Bell 2; USNM; Morrison-Low 1; Clarke et al; RSW.
MCHUGH, M. England, c.1840, PHIM Wheel Barometer = X. McHugh. Staleybridge. Goodison 1; Bell 2.
MCINTOSH, THOMAS England, fl.1763-84, MIM OIM Microscope = D.(1983). T.C.; microscope signed "McIntosh Real Maker." at the Archimedes and Golden Spectacles, Great Queen Street, Lincoln's Inn Fields; at the Archimedes and Globe, opposite Long Acre, four doors from Great Queen Street; both in London. Crawforth 1; Calvert 2; Coffeen C; USNM; Clay and Court.
MCLACHLAN, JOHN England, 1791, MIM apprenticed to Colin Mackenzie; free of the Clockmakers' Company on Sept. 5, 1791. Clay and Court.
MCNUTT, WM. MIM Bevel Gauge, wood = PMS. RSW.
MCPHERSON, R. Scotland, fl.1825-26, PHIM Stick Barometer = X; Wheel Barometer = X. McPherson, carver and gilder. High Street, Dumfries. Goodison 1; Bell 2.
MCQUAY, WILLIAM Ireland, fl.1815-20, MIM 29 Great Strand Street (1815-17); Bridgefoot Street (1818-20); both in Dublin. Bryden 9; Morrison-Low and Burnett.
MCQUIBAN, JAMES Scotland?, MIM Orrery, brass = P.C. (1983) = Auction, London. RSW
MCQUIBAN, WILLIAM Scotland, NIM Octant, large, ebony = Christie 6/7/72. Forres. RSW.
ME 1802, MIM Pocket Sundial, 1802, round, wood = Pugsley Sale. RSW.
MEADES, THOMAS England, fl.1687-98, MIM apprenticed to Thomas Brown 2 of the Clockmakers' Company on May 5, 1679; free of the Company, April 4, 1687; took an apprentice. J. Brown 3.
MEARS, JNO. England, c.1770, MIM Garden Sundial = P.C. Cloth Lane, London. Queries, S.I.S. Bull. 1, 1983.
MEARS, JOS. Water Clock, dated 1697 = ADL-A121. modern work. ADL; RSW.
MEARS, R. England, c.1830, PHIM Wheel Barometer and Thermometer = K. & C. 3/19/75; Wheel Barometer = X. Boston. Goodison 1; RSW.
MEATING misreading for Heating. RSW.
MEBEL misreading for Nebel Mystic Seaport, Conn.; RSW.
MEDCALF, S. England, PHIM Wheel Barometer = X. Steeple Bumstead. Goodison 1.
MEDICI, PETER England, PHIM Wheel Barometer = X. Newcastle. Goodison 1.
MEDICI, RUDOLF Germany, d.1430, MIM Equatorium = Stams Stift. Augsburg. Zinner 1.
MEDINA, PEDRO Spain, c.1540, author of books on navigation. Seville. Michel 3.
MEDINGER, EUGENE F. USA, c.1850, MIM NIM T.C.; chronometer maker; see Duren and Medinger; Henry Duren. 115 Broad Street, near Front Street; 130 (or 180) Water Street; both in New York, N.Y. Moskowitz 102; RSW.
MEDINGER, F. USA, T.C. New York, N.Y. Moskowitz 101.
MEDLAND, WILLIAM England, c.1795, citizen and gunmaker; reported favorably on William Elliot 1 in the hearing to grant Elliot the freedom of the Joiners' Company by Patrimony, on Dec. 1, 1795. London. Crawforth 7.
MEDTMAN, ANTONIUS see T.M. Olivia Brown 2.
MEEKE England, Garden Sundial, 1665 = Christie 9/11/86. reproduction. Dover. RSW.
MEER, I. VAN DER Holland, 1767, MIM Wall Sundial, 1767 = Fundatie van Renswoude. Utrecht. Rooseboom 1; de Rijk.
MEEUWIG, H. Holland, c.1865, MIM SIM Surveyor's Cross = D.(1982). Haarlem. Coffeen A.
MEGAREY variant spelling for Megary, which see. RSW.
MEGARY, ALEXANDER Ireland; England; USA, 1790-1850, MIM NIM SIM Wye Levels = D.(1976), Farmer's Museum, Cooperstown, N.Y., Western Reserve Historical Society, Cincinnati, Ohio, etc.; Surveyor's Compasses = P.C. (1965), P.C. (1958), Pugsley Coll., Butler County Historical Society, Hamilton, Ohio, etc.; Transit = U. of North Dakota, Grand Forks; Dry Card Compass = MYS; Plain Compass = D.(1993). apprenticed to William Morris in London before 1820; variant spellings are Megeary and Mageary; some of his instruments were probably bought, not made, by him. 54 Grand (1825-27); 64 Lispenard (1827-28); 3 Thames (1828-29); 19 Pearl (1829-30); 196 Water (1830-31); 238 Water (1831-35); 190 Water (1835-43); all in New York, N.Y.; Brooklyn, N.Y. USNM; Smart 1; Warner 14; Crawforth 1; Garcelon 33, 34; RSW.
MEGEARY, ALEXANDER see Alexander Magearey; see Alexander Megary; may all three be same person; Crawforth said he may have come to the U.S.A. after serving an apprenticeship in London. Crawforth 2; RSW.
MEGELE France, MIM Compass Sundial, round = Soth. 5/10/54. Vienne. RSW.
MEGELE, JOSEPH Italy, 1775, OIM mechanician at the Milan Observatory, 1775. Milan. Daumas 1.
MEGNIE LE JEUNE Mégnié le Jeune; see Pierre Bernard Mégnié. Daumas 1.
MEGNIE, PIERRE BERNARD France; Spain, 1751-1807, MIM OIM PHIM Barometers = CNAM (3); Equatorial Telescope = POB. Mégnié; instrument maker for Lavoisier and Cassini IV; made balances, telescopes, etc.; also signed as "Mégnié le Jeune"; Daumas thought it was to distinguish himself from his father and his uncle who were both master locksmiths in Dijon. Paris; Madrid (1786-93); Paris. Daumas 1; Middleton 1; A.J. Turner 10.
MEHLHOM UND SOHN Germany, fl.1845-46, PHIM Thermometer = DRE. Dresden. RSW.
MEHR, GEO. USA, MIM patented and made a type of sundial, made of marble and showing the time of day and the distance of 19 cities from Philadelphia. Philadelphia, Pa. USNM.
MEIKLE, HENRY England, fl.1819-28, MIM PHIM made a syphon-hydrometer in 1828. London. Taylor 2(1387).
MEINUNG, CARL LUDWIG USA, fl.1743-1817, MIM SIM Surveyor's Scale = Old Salem, Inc., North Carolina. surveyor. Salem, North Carolina. Bedini 8.
MEISSNER, A. Germany, c.1861, MIM OIM Telescope = Duke's County Historical Society, Edgartown, Mass.; Skaphe Sundial, 1861 = Koller 11/17/75 = WHI. sundial invented by H. Schmeisser. Berlin. Bryden 16; RSW.
MEISTER, EDWARD Germany; USA, 1853-1928, MIM SIM successor to F.W. and R. King, 1876; worked in Baltimore from 1876 to 1928. Kassel; 226 West Baltimore, Baltimore Md. (1876-1928). Smart 1.
MEKKEN, JAN Holland, MIM made astronomical clocks. Wieringen. Rooseboom 1.
MELA AND CO. England, PHIM barometer makers. Bell 2.
MELBOURNE, RICHARD England, 1631, MIM Astrolabe, 1631, ICA-438 = KEN. another astrolabe, 1631 at the BM is signed "R.M." 1 which see. Taylor 1(167); Price 1; ICA 2.
MELIA France, c.1820, PHIM Wheel Barometer = D.(1989). RSW.
MELLEN see Melling. RSW.
MELLER, JOSEPH England, fl.1825-26, PHIM barometer maker. 28 Princes Street, Birmingham. Bell 2; Goodison 1; Taylor 2(1642).
MELLIN see Melling. Goodison 1.
MELLIN, JOHN see John Melling. Court and von Rohr 3(V); Daumas 1; Clay and Court; Goodison 1.
MELLING see Dawson and Melling. RSW.
MELLING AND CO. England, fl.1846-51, MIM NIM T.C.; successors to Bywater and Co.; "Chart agents to the Rt. Honble., the Lords Commissers. of the Admiralty." 39 South Castle Street, Liverpool. Crawforth 1.
MELLING AND PAYNE England, c.1850, MIM NIM Sextant, ebony = FRK. see Edward Melling and Co. 39 South Castle Street, Navigation Warehouse, Liverpool. Bryden 9.
MELLING, EDWARD, AND CO. England, fl.1847-51, MIM Liverpool. Bryden 9.
MELLING, JOHN England, fl.1680-1703, OIM PHIM made very fine lenses, microscopes and barometers; variant spellings are; Mellins, Mellin or Malling. Abchurch Lane, Lombard Street, London. Taylor 1(359); Goodison 1; Dewhirst; Clay and Court; Court and von Rohr 3(V).
MELLINGER, JOHANN Germany, fl.1567-93, MIM Sundial, round, wood = Braunschweig Stadtische Museum. Halle; Jena; Celle. Zinner 1.
MELLINS see Melling. Goodison 1.
MELLISH, MR. probably Melling. Taylor 1(359); Goodison 1.
MELLONI, MACEDONIO Italy; France1798-1854, improved the design of the thermopile. Parma; Paris (1831-39); Italy. G.L'E. Turner 24.
MELLORIO, JOAO AND M.ALZ Portugal, c.1800, NIM Compass = LIM. RSW.
MELVILLE England, c.1800, PHIM Stick Barometer = Bearne's 2/17/92. London. RSW.
MELVILLE, DUNDAS, AND WHITSON England, MIM SIM Surveying Instrument = Soth. 1/27/75. RSW.
MELVILLE, GEORGE, AND CO. England, c.1830, OIM 126 Great Hampton Street, Birmingham; 17 Thavies Inn, Holborn, London. Taylor 2(1935).
MELVILLE, RICHARD Scotland; England; Ireland, fl.1843-51, MIM Sundial, nine gnomons = RSM; Garden Sundial, slate , "Glasgow" = X; Garden Sundial, slate, 51°31',"London" = Soth. 2/2/76; Garden Sundial, slate, = Phillips 2/14/79; Garden Sundial, stone = Soth. 7/22/64; Garden Sundial, "Liverpool" = D.(1976); Sundials = RSM (5), FRK = RSM, X. most of the dials are signed "R. Melville." Glasgow; London; Liverpool; Dublin. Moskowitz; Bryden 9; Darius 3; Morrison-Low 1; Somerville; RSW.
MELVIN, RICHARD Ireland; Scotland, fl.1842-71, MIM Sundials = William Brown Museum, Liverpool, Cathedral of the Isles, Millport (1851); Sundials = X (1864), (1871). his dials are reminescent of Richard Melville. Armagh (1842); 9 Little Wellington Street, Dublin; Glasgow (1846). D. Crawforth; Somerville.
MENAN misreading for Menant? Wray.
MENANT, T. France, fl.1720-43, MIM SIM made many sundials, mainly Butterfield-type; sundial, large, square, 1743, constructed for Clermont; also made sectors, folding squares and graphometers; his work can be seen in many museums including NOR, PAK, BM, VEN, etc. au Butterfield, Paris. Morpurgo; Moskowitz; Coffeen F; Michel 3; Daumas 1; RSW.
MENARD see Le Bas et Ménard. Daumas 1.
MENARD, GUILLAUME, L'AINE France, fl.1663-91, OIM Guillaume Ménard l'aîné; made microscopes and telescopes; worked with Philippe-Claude Le Bas as Le Bas et Ménard; worked with Chapotot to make the binocular telescope for Chérubin. Quay de l'Horloge-du-Palais, à l'enseigne du Bon Pasteur, Paris. Daumas 1.
MENAUT misreading for Menant. Drouot 11/7/75.
MENDE Germany, c.1780, MIM Sundial = FIN-177. Freiburg. RSW.
MENDELSSOHN England, c.1810, MIM PHIM made air pumps and mathematical instruments. Great College Street, Blackfriars Road, London. Taylor 2(1388); USNM; Dewhirst; Clay and Court.
MENDELSSOHN, KARL THEODOR NATHAN Germany, 1782-1852, NIM PHIM his workshop flourished, 1808-13; it produced sextants, balances and air pumps; Karl Philipp Heinrich Pistor worked for him, and took over the workshop. Berlin. Weil and Baden.
MENDENHALL, THOMAS USA, fl.1770-91, MIM SIM Surveyor's Compass, No.4 = Chester County Historical Society, West Chester, Pa. King and Queen Street, Lancaster, Pa. (1770-80); 28 Strawberry Alley, Philadephia, Pa. (1790-91). USNM; Smart 1.
MENEELY AND CLATHOUT misreading for Oothout RSW.
MENEELY AND OOTHOUT USA, fl.1836-38, MIM SIM Wye Level = Christie 4/3/85; Surveyor's Compasses = P.C.(2), GUR, USNM (1837); Transit = P.C., D.(1838). Andrew Meneely and Jonas Volkat Oothout, who retired in 1838; instruments signed "Warranted" probably were bought elsewhere. West Troy, N.Y. USNM; Smart 1; Giordano 21; Warner 14.
MENEELY'S SONS, ANDREW USA, fl.1852-63, MIM SIM Surveyor's Compass = P.C. Edwin Andrew and George Rodney Meneely. West Troy, N.Y. Smart 1.
MENEELY, ANDREW USA, 1802-51, MIM SIM Surveyor's Compasses = Milwaukee, Wis. Public Museum (1833), D.(1983), Western Reserve Historical Society Museum, Ohio (1850), P.C.,State Education Building, Albany, N.Y., GUR; Theodolites = D.(1984) (1833), RSM. apprenticed to Julius Hanks, c.1817-23; worked with Horatio Hanks; partner of Jonas V. Oothout, 1836-38; T.C.; also made church bells; see Andrew Meneely and Son. West Troy, N.Y. Smart 1; USNM; Coffeen E & F; RSW.
MENEELY, ANDREW, AND SON USA, fl.1849-51, MIM SIM Andrew and Edwin Andrew Meneely, his eldest son and partner in firm, 1849-51. West Troy, N.Y. Smart 1.
MENEELY, EDWIN ANDREW USA, 1828-87, MIM SIM elder son of Andrew Meneely; see Andrew Meneely and Son; see Andrew Meneely's Sons. West Troy, N.Y. Smart 1.
MENEELY, GEORGE RODNEY USA, 1831-1915, MIM SIM younger son of Andrew Meneely; see Andrew Meneely's Sons. West Troy, N.Y. Smart 1.
MENNGER, HANS Germany, 1567, MIM member of compass maker guild; Master, 1567. Nürnberg. Gouk 1.
MENNINGER, HANS Germany, 1542, MIM member of compass maker guild; Master, 1542. Nürnberg. Gouk 1.
MENUSIER, HIERONIMUS see Jérôme Vize. Michel 3; Evans 1; Price 3; Ward 4; RSW.
MENZEL, WILIBALDUS Germany?, 1566, MIM Astrolabe, ICA-630, 1566 = St. Paul Stiftsgym. Price 1; ICA 2; Zinner 1.
MENZIES, A. England, NIM Telescope, nautical = D.(1976). King's Parade, Cambridge. RSW.
MERAS, HIERONYMOUS Italy, 17th Century, MIM Pin-gnomon Sundial = VEN-14. for 45° latitude. Venice. Price 2; Evans 1.
MERCATOR, GERARD Belgium, 1512-94, MIM Terrestrial Globes, 1541 = NMM, DRE, BASH, NUR, POB, HAR, ROM, etc.; Celestial Globes, 1541 = NMM, DRE, POB, NUR, ROM, etc.; Celestial Globes, 1551 = ADL-A255, NMM, BASH, AMST, NMM, POB, NUR, HAR; etc. introduced Italianate script into northern Europe; developed the map projection named after him; real name was Gerhard de Cremer, the globes at the NMM are from the Mensing Collection; he was the director of Gemma Frisius' workshop to 1552. Rupelmondanus; Louvain; Duisberg (1552). Owsley 1; Michel 3; Maddison 2; Wynter 1; Zinner 1; A.J. Turner 10; Rooseboom 1; Yonge; ADL; RSW.
MERCER, J.H. England, PHIM Wheel Barometer = X. Appleby. Goodison 1.
MERCHANT, ROBERT England, fl.1740, MIM NIM Backstaff, 1740 = CNAM. might have been a Frenchman. Ithaca; Daumas 1; Taylor 2(383); RSW.
MERCKLEIN, CHARLES France, MIM SIM Surveying Instruments = Libert et Castor 4/28/82, CNAM, P.C.(1987). made a surveying instrument for triangulation that was invented by Hennon Dubois; instruments signed "Ch. Mercklein." RSW.
MEREDITH, NICHOLAS England, fl.1791-1801, MIM OIM Telescopes = Soth. 2/8/83, La Rochelle 7/16/83; Microscope = X; etc. telescopes signed "Meredith, Bond Street London"; optical and mathematical instrument maker to the Duke of York; author. 91 New Bond Street, London. Taylor 2(1011); Dewhirst; Clay and Court; RSW.
MERIDITH, JOHN England, fl.1782-1800, OIM apprenticed to Henry Pyefinch of the Spectaclemakers' Company on Oct. 6, 1763; free of the Company, Oct. 10, 1782. Court and von Rohr 3(187).
MERIGOT France; Englandc.1807, MIM PHIM may be J. Mérigot, a French engraver living in London in 1798; was a partner with Monk, a clockmaker; they made pyrometrical thermometers. London (1798). Taylor 2(747), (1182).
MERILL AND DAVIES see Merrill and Davis RSW.
MERKLEIN UND ZIMMER Germany, 1742-46, PHIM Metallic Thermometer, 1746 = DRE; Telescope, Gregorian, 1742 = DRE. J.S. Merklein and J.G. Zimmer; telescope marked "H.L." (3). Schloss Reinharz. RSW.
MERKLEIN, J.S. Germany; Russia, fl.1742-74, MIM OIM PHIM SIM Thermometer DRE; Artificial Lodestone = DRE; Telescope, 1761 = DRE; Circumferentor, 1774 = DRE; Mathematical Instrument Set, silver = Wray. mathematical and optical instrument maker to Count Hans Loeser at Reinharz; the Wray instrument set is marked "St. Petersburg"; the thermometer and lodestone are marked "Schloss Reinharz"; worked with J.G. Zimmer as Merklein und Zimmer, which see. Dresden; Schloss Reinharz; St. Petersburg. Zinner 1; Chaldecott 4; RSW.
MERLIN, JOHN JOSEPH Belgium; England, b.1735-94, MIM PHIM Lever Balance = Soth. 1/22/73. harpsichord maker and inventor; made a mechanical gouty-chair in 1794; invented the first barbecue; made a nail violin in 1785; made fine timepieces. Liège; Hanover Square, London (post-1760). Maine Antique Digest, June 1987; RSW.
MERLINE, PAOLI England, c.1858, PHIM barometer and thermometer maker. 72 Hatton Garden, London. Bell 2; Goodison 1.
MERONE, JOSEPH England, fl.1816-41, PHIM Wheel Barometer = X. barometer signed "Merone"; looking glass maker. 98 Market Street (1816-22); 28 Market Street (1822-41); both in Manchester. Goodison 1; Bell 2; Taylor 2(1643).
MERRIAM USA, 1852, MIM Celestial Globe, 1852 = D. Troy, N.Y. Coffeen II.
MERRIAM AND MOORE USA, 1852, MIM Celestial Globe = Maria Mitchell Science Library, Nantucket, Mass.; Pair of Globes, 1852 = D.(1968). the Maria Mitchell globe is also marked "The Franklin Improved Globe." Troy, N.Y. USNM; RSW.
MERRIAM AND TROY misreading for Merriam, Troy, N.Y. Coffeen II.
MERRIAM, MOORE AND CO. USA, 1852, MIM Pair of Globes, 1852 = D.(1883). it seems odd that Merriam, Merriam and Moore, and Merrian, Moore and Co. all made globes dated 1852? Troy, N.Y. Maine Antique Digest, Oct. 1983.
MERRICK, JOHN M., AND CO. USA, post-1857, PHIM Stick Barometers = MYS, BMM, Fall River Historical Society, Mass. Timby's Patent, Nov. 3, 1857. Office No. 7, Central Exchange, Worcester, Mass. RSW.
MERRIFIELD AND CO. USA, c.1825, MIM Gunter's Scales, wood = BMM, D.(1996), D.(1982); Rule = MYS. the "Gunter" at the BMM is marked "Boston"; the rules at MYS and D.(1996) are marked "New York." Boston, Mass.; New York, N.Y. Moskowitz 103; Coffeen 55; RSW.
MERRILL see Morrell RSW.
MERRILL AND DAVIS USA, fl.1835-37, MIM NIM SIM Sandglass, twenty-eight seconds = MYS; Surveyor's Compasses = Missouri Historical Society, St. Louis, LOS. label on sandglass reads William C. Davis and Robert Merrill. 36 Oak (1835-36); 255 Front Street (1836-37); both in New York, N.Y. USNM; Smart 1; RSW.
MERRILL AND SONS see Robert Merrill and Sons. Moskowitz 103.
MERRILL'S SONS CO., INC., R. USA, fl.1918-23, MIM NIM PHIM T.C.; firm established in 1835. 66 South Street, New York, N.Y. Smart 1; RSW.
MERRILL'S SONS, ROBERT USA, c.1860?, NIM OIM T.C.; "Manufacurers and Importers of Nautical and Optical Instruments." 179 Water Street, Cor. Burdon? Slip, New York. Coffeen 56.
MERRILL, GEORGE W. USA, 1838-1905 z, MIM NIM younger son of Robert Merrill; see Robert Merrill and Sons. Smart 1.
MERRILL, PHINEHAS USA, 1767-1815, invented a type of quadrant which was made by Timothy Chandler and also by John Kennard. Stratham, New Hampshire. Smart 1.
MERRILL, ROBERT USA, 1804-76, MIM NIM PHIM Sandglass = D.(1972); Marine Compasses = PMS, PEA(2), P.C. D.(1971), D.(1984), Focke Museum, Germany, MYS, Pacific House, Monterey, Cal.; Barometer = P.C. (1957). made marine compasses; imported sextants, quadrants, etc.; he firm was Merrill and Davis 1835-38; Merrill worked alone from 1838 until 1865; T.C. Newburyport, MA; 255 Front Street (1837-38); 138 Water Street (1838-39); 163 Water Street (1841-42); 141 Maiden Lane (1842-64); all in New York, N.Y.; Brooklyn, N.Y. USNM; Moskowitz 104; Brewington 1; Coffeen F; Smart 1; Warner 12; RSW.
MERRILL, ROBERT, AND SONS USA, 1865-99, MIM NIM Dry Card Compasses = MYS (2). Robert Merrill and his sons, William G. and George W. Merrill. 149 Maiden Lane (1865-77); 179 Water Street (1877); both in New York, N.Y. Smart 1; RSW.
MERRILL, ROBERT, SONS USA, fl.1900-1923, MIM NIM the continuation of the firm "Robert Merrill and Sons" after the death of the sons. 100 Wall Street; 66 South Street; 68 South Street; all in New York, N.Y. Smart 1.
MERRILL, WILLIAM G. USA, 1828-1898, MIM NIM older son of Robert Merrill; see Robert Merrill and Sons. Smart 1.
MERTHEN Germany, 17th Century, MIM Astronomical Compendium = BUD. Zinner 1.
MERUAND misreading for Meurand. Roux-Devilas, 1967.
MERULA, CAROLUS JOSEPH Italy, 1727, MIM Micrometer, 1727 = ADL-M113. Milan. Michel 3; Engelmann 1; ADL; RSW.
MERZ UND SOHNE Germany, fl.1845-58, OIM Telescope = DRE. Georg Merz with Ludwig and Sigmund Merz; exhibited in the London Great Exhibition of 1851. Munich. USNM; G.L'E. Turner 24; RSW.
MERZ, G. & S. Germany, fl.1850-61, OIM Telescope = Christie-SK 11/27/86. Georg and Sigmund Merz; "vorm Utzschneider & Fraunhofer". Munich. RSW; Chaldecott 3; RGO.
MERZ, G., UND MAHLER Germany, fl.1839-45, OIM Telescopes, refracting, large = Franklin Institute, Philadelphia, Pa. (1839), Observatories in Pulkova, Kiev, Washington, D.C., Cincinnatti, Ohio; Heliometers = Observatories in Pulkova and Bonn. George Merz und Josef Mahler. Munich. USNM; RSW.
MERZ, G., UND SOHN Germany, fl.1857-67, OIM Telescopes, refracting = Harvard, Mass. and Capstadt. Georg and Sigmund Merz; the USNM records show that they worked together from 1845 to 1847; a trade catalogue for the French market in 1857 is under the name "G. Merz et Fils." Munich. USNM; Chaldecott 3; RGO.
MERZ, GEORG Germany, 1793-1858, OIM Telescopes, refracting = Berlin, DEU, Kasan, Munich; Heliometer = Königsberg; etc. worked with Utzschneider and Fraunhofer; director of optical work at the institute after Fraunhofer's death in 1826; Merz and Joseph Mahler bought and ran the Utzschneider optical institute from 1839 until Mahler's death in 1845; work carried on as Merz and Sons (1845-58); succeeded by his son, Sigmund Merz. Munich. USNM; Repsold; Pipping 1; J.A. Bennett 2.
MERZ, LUDWIG Germany, 1817-58, OIM worked with his father, Georg Merz and his brother, Sigmund, from 1845 to 1858. Munich. USNM.
MERZ, SIGMUND Germany, 1824-xx, OIM son of Georg Merz and his successor at the optical institute; worked with his father from 1845 to 1867; his brother, Ludwig was in the firm from 1845 to 1858. Munich. USNM.
MERZ, UTZSCHNEIDER UND FRAUENHOFER Germany, fl.1826-39, OIM Telescope = Palermo Observatory; Refracting Telescope, with case = D.(1995). Munich. Serrio; Chaldecott 3; RGO; Coffeen 51.
MESSER, BENJAMIN England, fl.1792-1825, MIM PHIM Sextant, 1792 = Christie 11/22/78; Octants = WHI, Hart Nautical Museum, MIT, Boston, Mass.; Air Pump = WHI. 76 or 75 Bell Dock, Wapping (1792-96); 155 Minories (1810-25); both in London. USNM; Dewhirst; G.L'E. Turner 24; Clay and Court; Bennett 1; Taylor 2(1012); RSW; J.A. Bennett 2.
MESSER, J.J. England, c.1845, MIM OIM Telescopes = Seamen's Bethel Museum, Vineyard Haven, Mass., Phillips 4/20/83; Octants = D.(1974), D.(1976), Naval Museum, Faro, Portugal. the telescope at Phillips is signed "Messer, London." London. RSW.
MESSIER France, 1800, MIM Celestial Globe, 1800 = CNAM-769. Con. Nat'l 1.
MESSIN, C. France?, 1613, MIM Astronomical Compendium, gilt brass and wood, red leather case, 1613 = HAY. RSW.
MESSITER, JOHN MIM Dividers, steel points, 1698 = VCW. RSW.
MESTREL, ANTHOINE France, 1551, MIM Astrolabe, 1551 = OXF B-22. ICA-414. Paris. Bonelli 1; Price 1; ICA 2.
MESTRII, ANTHONY see Anthoine Mestrel. Bonelli 4; RSW.
METCALF England, 1652, MIM Sundial, square, copper, 1652 = Soth. 7/7/55 London. RSW.
METCALFE USA, 1710, MIM Garden Sundial, 1710 = American Heritage Society Auction, 1972. RSW.
METCALFE, JO. England, fl.1765-66, MIM Evans 1.
METINIER MD. France, c.1825, MIM Sector = Christie 9/11/86. Metinier Md. à la Flotte d'Angleterre, Paris. RSW.
METIUS, ADRIAAN Holland, 1571-1635, MIM OIM made a telescope in 1608; microscope maker; desgned mathematical instruments; Michel called him "Adriaan Metius the younger"; author. Alkmaar, Franeker. Daumas 1; Michel 2; Clay and Court.
METIUS, JACOB ADRIAENSZ. Holland, c.1580-1628, OIM brother of Adriaan Metius; one of the claimants for the invention of the telescope in 1608; spectaclemaker. Alkmaar. Rooseboom 1; A.J. Turner 10.
METIUS, JAMES Holland, 1608, OIM claimed to have invented the telescope in 1608. Michel 3; Dewhirst.
METTEL, GEORG Germany, fl.1740-75, PHIM Barometer with Thermometer = DRE. Nürnberg. RSW.
METTEL, JOHANN Germany, d.1730, MIM Horizontal Sundial = H. Gouse Coll., Paris. Nürnberg. Zinner 1; Lunardi; MADEX.
METTEL, JOHANN-GEORG Germany, MIM Perpetual Calendars = DRE, Gotha, NUR, MUN, Evans Coll.; Rule and Protractor = Evans Coll. Evans thought that ADL-M371, though unsigned, was by Mettel. Nürnberg. Zinner 1; Evans 1; ADL; RSW.
METTELIN, M. see Mettlin, M. Zinner 1.
METTLIN, M. Germany, 18th Century, MIM Perpetual Calendars = FIN-109, Evans Coll.(2). one of Evans calendars is the cover for an aide-memoire. Evans 1; RSW.
METZ Holland, early 18th Century, MIM SIM Universal Ring Sundials = Christie-Amst. 10/22/81, Christie 4/3/85; Compass Sundial, ivory box = P.C.; Circumferentor = P.C.; Sector = D.(1994). this is a large family of instrument makers, it is hard to ascribe an instrument only signed "Metz." Amsterdam. USNM; Coffeen 46; RSW.
METZ, C. AND D. Zinner thought that this entry was a misreading for C.D. Metz; Rooseboom thought it might be Coenraad Metz 2 and his son, Dirk Metz. Rooseboom 1; Zinner 1.
METZ, C.D. Holland, 18th Century, MIM SIM Sector = AMST; Quadrant = UTR; Circumferentors = UTR, P.C. Amsterdam. Rooseboom 1; Zinner 1; Van Cittert; Mörzer Bruyns 1 & 2; Wynter and Turner.
METZ, COENRAAD 1 Poland; Holland, 1643-1711, MIM OIM Sextant, large, 1685 = Leiden Observatory. Danzig (1643-65); Amsterdam (1665-1711). Zinner 1; Daumas 1; Rooseboom 1.
METZ, COENRAAD 2 Holland, c.1690-1742, MIM SIM Circumferentors = NMM, ADL-M154, MMG; Chest of Instruments, large = UTR; Chest of Instruments, small = LEY; Quadrant = UTR; Sector = AMST; Universal Equatorial Sundial = MMG; Astrolabe = X; Graphometer = LOS. Kalverstraat, Amsterdam. Mörzer Bruyns 1 and 2; Rooseboom 1; Van Cittert; Daumas 1; NMM 2; Engelmann 1; ADL; RSW.
METZ, COENRAAD FIBUS 1 Holland, b.1703, MIM OIM grandson of Coenraad Metz; continued the workshop; may be Coenraad Metz 2; Daumas and Rooseboom thought there were Coenraad Fibus Metz 1 and 2, son and grandson of Coenraad Metz 1. Amsterdam. Daumas 1; Rooseboom 1.
METZ, COENRAAD FIBUS 2 Holland, b.1732, MIM married in 1753. Kalverstraat, Amsterdam. Rooseboom 1.
METZ, D.C. Holland, 17th Century?, MIM Ring Sundials = WRAY (2), one of silver; Universal Ring Sundial, silver = Soth. 7/24/45; Sector = MAN-I168. Amsterdam. Garcia Franco 2; RSW.
METZ, DIRK Holland, fl.1730-67, MIM NIM SIM Azimuth Compass = AMST; Astronomical Ring = P.C.; Set of Surveying Instruments = X; Circumferentor with sundial = TIM; Sundial, Sutton-type = ADL-W49. friend of Musschenbroek for whom he made instruments. Kalverstraat, Amsterdam (1742-67). Mörzer Bruyns 1 and 2; Rooseboom 1; Moskowitz; ADL; RSW.
METZBER misreading for Metzger. Moreux.
METZGER, JEREMIAS Germany, 1564, MIM Astrolabe Clocks, = UTR-UM394 (1564), VIE. many elctrotype copies were made of the "Metzger Clock"; it is possible that the UTR clock is one of them as it has modern works. Augsburg. Van Cittert; Moreux; Neumann 2.
MEULAN France, c.1790, dealer in physical and chemical apparatus. Paris. Daumas 1.
MEULEN, A.H. VAN DER Holland, fl.1850-53, MIM NIM PHIM T.C.; a binnacle, compass, six magnetic bars, barometer and a thermometer were exhibited in Rotterdam in 1852; he was succeeded by his widow. Rotterdam. Mörzer Bruyns 1 and 2.
MEULEN, CORNELIS JACOBS VAN DER Holland, 1805-78, MIM Tellurium, Lunarium and Planispherium = Eise Eisinga's house, Franeker. Sneek. Rooseboom 1; RSW.
MEULEN, WEDUWE A.H. VAN DER Holland, c.1853, MIM NIM PHIM continued the firm after her husband's death. Rotterdam. Mörzer Bruyns 1 & 2.
MEUNIER France, 18th Century, MIM Waywiser = Koller 11/7/63; Folding Rule = BM; Drawing Instrument = D.(1970); Rule = P.C.; Protactor = ADL-A269; Sector = ADL-A270; Folding Square = ADL-A271. "Meunier Md."; protactor probably a forgery; all ADL instruments have "à la flotte française à Paris" as the address. à la Flotte d'Angleterre; à la flotte française; both in Paris. Merzbach; Ward 4; Price 3; ADL; RSW.
MEURAND, ANTOINE-JOSEPH France, fl. 1750-80, MIM Garden Sundial, 1777 = Picard, Drouot Richelieu, 12/11/91. father of Charles-Joseph Meurand; Master in the "Corporation des Fondeurs", c.1750; juror, 1770-72; took an apprentice; sun dial made for 48°51'(Paris). au Compas des Génies; Rue de Cloître St. Jacques (1766); Rue Saint Louis, Ile de la Cité (1769); Quay de l'Horloge du Palais, Paris, (1771). Augarde; RSW.
MEURAND, CHARLES-JOSEPH France, fl.1771-94, MIM OIM SIM Equatorial Sundials, 1780 =.NMM, GEM, Soth. 3/14/57, etc.; Graphometers = Evans Coll. (1780), Drouot Richelieu 4/28/88, Nouveau Drouot 5/20/88, USNM, etc.; Telescopic Graphometer = VNN; Universal Quadrant = COO; Sectors = ADL-M89d, ADL-M89n, P.C., etc.; Mathematical instrument Sets = Soth. 12/12/62 and 7/15/63; Alidade with Bubble Level, 1788 = ADL-M190; Square, folding = Drouot 4/17/87; etc. never breveted an "ingénieur"; member of Corporation des fondeurs; Master in the Corporation, 1771. Quay de l'Horloge du Palais; also Quai du Nord (1790); both in Paris. (Quai du Nord is the name of Quai de l'Horloge between the French revolution.) Daumas 1; USNM; Pipping 1; Price 2; Gunther 2; Michel 3; Engelmann 1; Augarde; ADL; RSW.
MEUREUS, G. Italy, fl.1590-1620, MIM Universal Ring Sundial = OXF. Rome. Evans 1; Gunther 2; Michel 3.
MEURIS, GUILLAUME Belgium, 1683, MIM SIM Quadrants = CNAM (1683), Oliva Museum, Danzig (1681); Augsburg-type Sundial = X; Protractor = MAA; Sundial = BEK; Circumferentor, military = P.C. the Augsburg-type sundial and the protractor are signed "G. Meuris"; there is a very similar circumferentor at OXF signed "G.M." (2). Brussels. Zinner 1; Daumas 1; RSW.
MEURON France, 1779, MIM Equatorial Sundial, 1779 = Christie 12/18/74. Paris. RSW.
MEURS, HENDRIK VAN Holland, fl.1742-67, NIM compass maker. Teertuinen (1742); Hoek van de Lestagie en de Oude Waal (1767); both in Amsterdam. Mörzer Bruyns 2; Rooseboom 1.
MEURS, RUTGERUS VAN Holland, c.1775, MIM made a clockwork planetarium. Amsterdam. Rooseboom 1.
MEURTHIN, J. Sweden, c.1830, MIM SIM Mining Compass = X. watchmaker. Gärle. Pipping 1.
MEWES, PHILIPPE DE France, 17th Century, MIM Horizontal Sundial, silver = Bernard Coll. = NMM-Caird. Paris. RSW.
MEYEN see Mayen Daumas 1.
MEYER England, PHIM Wheel Barometer = X. Abingdon. Goodison 1.
MEYER AND FRAUNHOFER Germany, c.1836, OIM Telescope, refracting = U.S. Exploring Expedition, 1836. purchased by Chas. Wilkes for the Expedition. USNM.
MEYER, EUGENE MIM Sundial = MYS. RSW.
MEYER, HENDRIK Holland, fl.1723-29, PHIM Pyrometer = UTR. Utrecht. Rooseboom 1.
MEYER, J.S. Holland, c.1750, MIM Instrument = LEY. Amsterdam. Rooseboom 1; USNM.
MEYERS, GEORGE Ireland, fl.1819-20, PHIM barometer maker. 104 High Street, Belfast. Morrison-Low and Burnett.
MEYERS, PHILIP see Philip Myers. Taylor 2(1945); Goodison 1.
MEYERSTEIN, M. Germany, 20th Century, NIM Borda Circle = BRE. Göttingen. RSW.
MEYJES JEREMIASZ, FRANS Holland, 1782-1823, NIM Crown Compasses = AMST, KRO, P.C.,etc. brother of Johannes Meyjes Jeremiasz. Amsterdam. Mörzer Bruyns 1 & 2.
MEYJES JEREMIASZ, JOHANNES Holland, 1776-1856, NIM compass maker; founded Johannes Meyjes & Zoon, sail makers; brother of Frans Meyjes Jeremiasz. Haringpakkerij, Amsterdam (1816-17). Mörzer Bruyns 2.
MEYLAN, FELIX Switzerland; Holland, fl.1774-1809, PHIM clock and physical instrument maker; (Charles Louis) Felix Meylan; worked on the Leidse Sphera. Valée du Lac de Joux, Berne Canton; Leiden (1776). Rooseboom 1.
MEYLIN, JOHANN Switzerland., 1671-1712, MIM Horary Quadrant = Zurich Observatory. the quadrant is signed "Meylin in Zurich fecit"; also marked "J.H. Vogel delineavit - J. Co. Keller sculpsit." Zurich. Zinner 1.
MEYNIER 1 France, 1724, MIM SIM made an odometer in 1724. Paris. Beckmann.
MEYNIER 2 see Mégnié. Daumas 1.
MEYRICK, WILLIAM England?, 1788, PHIM Guinea Balance, 1788 = Soth. 10/3/88. signed "William Meyrick Cesn (or Cefn) Côch Cir. 1788"; adjusted by Charles de Grave. RSW.
MEYSEL, JO. GE. Austria, c.1810, MIM Drawing Instrument = Koller, May 1972. Vienna. RSW.
MICELI, ANTONIO c.1850, MIM Sandglass, 14-second = D.(1983). Coffeen C.
MICHAEL, LEWIS USA, c.1830, MIM SIM Surveying Compass = D. (1992). "Made By Lewis Michael . SOMERSET PA."; clockmaker; bubble level at south point. Somerset, Pa. RSW.
MICHALON France, 18th Century, MIM Compass, spherical = SPI-2826. Paris. Michel 3.
MICHAULT France, c.1730, MIM Butterfield-type Sundials = D.(1972), Soth.-NY 6/8/87; Augsburg-type Sundial = P.C. (1981); Garden Sundial = OXF-B203. à la Flotte d'Angleterre, rue St. Denis, vis-à-vis celle de la Chanverrerie près St. Magloire, Paris. Maddison 5; Roux Devilas 73; RSW.
MICHEL France, fl.1764-94, MIM in 1764 Michel was authorized by the Académie des Sciences to make mechanical devices in metal; first worked for Lennel Veuve; in 1794 he was attached to the Section of Mechanics of the Commission temporaire des Arts. Paris. Daumas 1.
MICHEL, JOHAN JOST Holland, fl.1763-72, MIM made metal instruments. The Hague. Rooseboom 1.
MICHELL, LEWIS USA, MIM SIM Surveying Instrument, open sights = P.C. patterned after a Rittenhouse instrument. Price 2.
MICHL, ANT. JOHANN MIM Sundial, octagonal = FIN-214. RSW.
MIDDLETON, CHRISTOPHER England, fl.1720-41, R.N.; F.R.S., 1727; devised an azimuth compass. Taylor 2(290); DNB.
MIDGLEY, JONATHAN England, MIM Rule, eight-inch = Evans Coll. Evans 1.
MIELER, LIENHART Germany, fl.1621-25, MIM Diptych Sundials, ivory = Nouveau Drouot 5/28/88 (1621), NMM, LAW-296 (1625). Helsinki, Nat'l Museum (1621). may be same man as Lienhart Miller. Nürnberg. Vivielle 2; RSW. Joe Paszczyk.
MIELLER, LIENHART Germany, 1621, MIM Diptych Sundial, ivory, 1621 = Gersaint, La Rochelle 7/23/94. surely Lienhart Mieler. RSW.
MIGON France, c.1678, MIM OIM Universal Equatorial Sundials = D., Versailles 5/6/79. made an azimuth instrument for Cassini I at the Paris Observatory in 1678. Paris. Brieux 2; Daumas 1; RSW.
MILBOURNE, WILLIAM England, fl.1620-43, Leybourne said Milbourne invented the form of slide rule made by Thomas Brown 1; designed other instruments as well. Brancepath, Co. Durham. Taylor 1(143); Evans 1.
MILCHMEYER Germany, c.1760, OIM Microscope, simple = X. Frankfort-am-Main. Daumas 1.
MILER, JORG Germany, c.1610, MIM Sundial, ivory = Goldschmied Coll. = NMM-Caird. may be Jorg Miller. Zinner 1; NMM 2; RSW.
MILER, LIENHART variant spelling for Lienhart Miller. RSW.
MILER, LINHARD variant spelling for Lienhart Miller. RSW.
MILES AND CO. England, PHIM Balance, iron and brass = Christie-SK 11/27/86. RSW.
MILES, LAWRENCE England, fl.1717-53, MIM apprenticed to John Crooke l in the Joiners' Company, Dec. 9, 1701; free in the Company, Sept. 3, 1717. Ditchside (1737-42); Fleur-de-Lis Court, Fleet Street (1743-53); both in London. Crawforth 7.
MILES, SEPTIMUS England, PHIM Wheel Barometer = D.(1976). Ludgate Street, London. RSW.
MILESIO, D. Ireland, PHIM Wheel Barometer = X. Belfast. Goodison 1.
MILESON, ABEL England, fl.1838-68, MIM PHIM 23 Emmett Street, Limehouse Hole, London. Taylor 2(2182); O'Mara.
MILESSIO, D. Ireland, fl.1812-25, PHIM Wheel Barometers = X, Soth. 12/2/77; Stick Barometer = X. carver and gilder; may have been a retailer. Dublin. Goodison 1; Morrison-Low and Burnett.
MILIETUS, CHRISTOPHORUS 1575, MIM Astrolabe, 1575 = P.C. ICA-3038. ICA 2; RSW.
MILLAR, RICHARD, JR. Scotland, fl.1845-68, NIM also made clocks and watches. 45 Bridge Street (1845-51); 58 Bridge Street (1852-68); both in Leith. Bryden 3.
MILLARD AND SON England, fl.1836-38, MIM OIM PHIM Joseph Millard and Son; barometer makers. 24 Coppice Row, Clerkenwell, London. Bell 2.
MILLARD AND SONS England, fl.1838-47, MIM OIM PHIM Joseph Millard and Sons; barometer makers. 24 Coppice Row, Clerkenwell and Oxford Street, London. Bell 2; Taylor 2(1645).
MILLARD, JOSEPH England, fl.1825-36, MIM OIM PHIM barometer maker; see Millard and Son, Millard and Sons. 24 Coppice Row, Clerkenwell, London. Bell 2; Taylor 2(1645).
MILLARD, THOMAS England, fl.1851-57, OIM Telescope, four-draw = D.(1988). "Optician." 334 Oxford Street (London). Rinaldi 22.
MILLER see the various members of the German and Scottish Miller family; see also Miler and Müller. Gouk 1; RSW.
MILLER AND ADIE Scotland, fl.1802-23, MIM NIM OIM PHIM SIM Microscope, Cuff-type = RSM; Surveying Compasses = Melun 4/24/83, D.; Compass = Phillips 11/11/81; Theodolites = Soth. 1/27/75, RSM; Sextant = Christie 10/12/65; Stick Barometer = X; Level = FRK = RSM; Telescope, reflecting = FRK = RSM; Telescopes = RSM; Dip Circle = FRK = RSM; Hydrometer = RSM; etc. John Miller and Alexander Adie, his nephew. 94 Nicholson Street (1804-07); 96 Nicholson Street (1807-09); 8 Nicholson Street (1810-11); 15 Nicholson Street (1811-22); all in Edinburgh. Taylor 2(1069); Goodison 1; Bell 2; Clay and Court; Wynter and Turner; Dewhirst; G.L'E. Turner 24; Bryden 3; Morrison-Low 1; RSW.
MILLER AND M'COLL Scotland, c.1818, MIM George Miller and M'Coll. 116 Stockwell, Glasgow. Bryden 3.
MILLER, A.P. CARLO see A.P. Carlo Müller. Evans 1.
MILLER, CASPAR Germany, 1564, MIM Diptych Sundial = X. member of compass maker guild; Master, 1564. Nürnberg. Gouk 1.
MILLER, GEORGE Scotland, c.1819, MIM worked with M'Coll as Miller and M'Coll in 1818. 116 Stockwell, Glasgow. Bryden 3.
MILLER, HANS 1 Germany, d.1555, MIM member of the compass maker guild; may or may not be the same as Hans Müller who compiled an inventory in 1538, which see. Nürnberg. Gouk 1.
MILLER, HANS 2 Germany, 1564, MIM member of the compass maker guild; Master in 1564. Nürnberg. Gouk 1.
MILLER, HANS 3 Germany, 1613, MIM member of compass maker guild; married in 1613. Nürnberg. Gouk 1.
MILLER, HANS 4 Germany, fl.1614-19, MIM member of compass maker guild; married in 1614, 1616, 1618, and 1619; probably more than one man. Nürnberg. Gouk 1; RSW.
MILLER, HANS 5 Germany, 1587, MIM member of compass maker guild; married daughter of Hieronymus Reinmann in 1587; possibly Hans Miller 2 or 6. Nürnberg. Gouk 1; RSW.
MILLER, HANS 6 Germany, Diptych Sundial = X. member of compass maker guild; mark is shield with flower and star. Nürnberg. Gouk 1; RSW.
MILLER, JOHN Scotland, fl.1771-1825, MIM OIM PHIM SIM Circumferentor = Soth. 7/15/63; Stick Barometers = X (2), RSM, etc; Mountain Barometer = KEN; Terrestrial Globes, miniature, 1793 = X, RSM, etc; Surveyor's Compasses = Weschler 5/22/76, Ineichen 5/10/76; Surveying Quadrant = OXF; Orrery = RSM; Cometarium = RSM; Sundial, Air Pump = RSM; Level = FRK = RSM. may have been apprenticed to John Yeoman; journeyman under George Adams 1; took his nephew, Alexander Adie, as an apprentice and later as partner (1804-12). back of Fountain Well (1774); Parliament Close (1775-95); 38 South Bridge (1795-1800); 86 South Bridge (1803-05); George IV Bridge (pre-1803); Nicholson Street, 94 (1804-07), 96 (1807-09), 8 (1810-11), 15 (1811-12); all in Edinburgh. Bryden 3, 9 and 17; Goodison 1; Bell 2; Darius 3; USNM; RSW; Krogt 2; Taylor 2(1013); Morrison-Low 1; Taylor 2(675a).
MILLER, JORG Germany, 1564, MIM Diptych Sundial, ivory = X. Nürnberg. Gouk 1.
MILLER, JOSIAH USA, fl.1750-75, MIM Horizontal Sundials, pewter = X (1973), D.(1975), D.(1979). X and D.(1979) are for 42°; the dealer in 1979 thought Miller worked near Plymouth Mass. Connecticut. Moskowitz ; RSW.
MILLER, JOST France, fl.1609-16, MIM Gunnery Level, 1609 = BM; Sector, 1616 = FLO. Strasburg. Michel 3; Price 3; Ward 4; Bonelli 1.
MILLER, LEONHARD Germany, fl.1627-64, MIM made ivory diptych sundials; dates ranged from 1637-51; examples can be seen at BM, OXF, INN, HAK, WHI, EMA, BEK, AUG, ROM, SAL, LIE, KEN, ADL, etc. punchmark is a fleur-de-lys; Zinner and Gouk treated Leonard and Lienhart Miller as one person but we feel the date spread is too wide; Leonhard is some times spelled Leonhart or Leonhardt; sometimes signed "L.M." with insignia in between. Nürnberg. Zinner,1; Gouk 1; Price 2; MADEX; Hamilton 2; Bobinger 2; NMM 2; Bryden 16; ADL; RSW.
MILLER, LIENHART Germany, fl.1600-34, MIM made many ivory diptych sundials dated from 1600 to 1634; examples may be seen at PAK, KES, EMA, NOR, GRA, VIT, DEU, BM, WUR, STU, BASH, STO, NMM, WHI, NUR, LAW, etc. possibly the father of Leonhard Miller; the dials are marked with a fleur-de-lys; the dial in the NMM is signed "Lienhart Mieler", probably a mis-stamping for Miller; LAW is signed "Lienhart Miler 1616." Nürnberg. Zinner 1; Gouk 1; Stewart; Price 2; Bryden 16; RSW.
MILLER, NIKOLAUS 1 Germany, 1605, MIM Diptych Sundial, ivory, 1605 = X. Zinner thought that Nikolaus Miller 1 and 2 were the same person. Nürnberg. Gouk 1.
MILLER, NIKOLAUS 2 Germany, fl.1642-61, MIM made many ivory diptych sundials, dating from 1642-61; examples may be seen at FRA, INN, NOR, VIT, WHI, EMA, MUN, OXF, JENA, etc. the punchmark is a crown; some of his dials are signed "N.M." with the crown. Nürnberg. Zinner 1; Gouk 1; Gunther 2; Michel 3; Moreau; Bryden 16; RSW.
MILLER, S.R. USA, c.1835, designed a surveying compass; submitted it to the Patent Office on Oct. 22, 1835. Front Royal, Va. USNM.
MILLESIO, D. England, c.1820, PHIM Wheel Barometer = Soth.-Bill. 4/21/93. Kendal. RSW.
MILLIKAN AND LAWLEY England, 19th Century, MIM Drawing Instrument Set = Christie 4/3/85. 161 Strand, London. RSW.
MILLINGTON, JOHN England; USA, c.1832, M.D.; science educator from England; announced he was going to open a shop of philosophical instruments, some to be made by him. Philadelphia, Pa. D.J. Warner 6.
MILLIS, WILLIAM England, c.1750, T.C.; wire-drawer. at the Black Horse, opposite the Church in Crooked Lane, London. Crawforth 1.
MILLS, GEORGE 1 England, fl.1790-99, MIM apprenticed to Walton Willcox in the Joiners' Company on Sept. 10, 1782; turned over to William Spencer 1 in the Grocers' Company, May 23, 1783; free in the Joiners' Company, Jan. 12, 1790; took an apprentice. Hermitage Yard, Wapping, London. Crawforth 7.
MILLS, GEORGE 2 England, fl.1825-38, MIM PHIM 82 Parsons Street, Ratcliff Highway, London. Taylor 2(1646).
MILLS, HARRIET England, OIM T.C.; widow of Robert Mills. London. RSW.
MILLS, J. England, 19th Century, PHIM Wheel Barometer = Phillips 1/30/84. Bury. Bell 2; RSW.
MILLS, JOHN England, c.1714, MIM apprenticed to Samuel Mason of the Clockmakers' Company on Jan. 18, 1714. J. Brown 3.
MILLS, ROBERT England, fl.1822-46, OIM Telescope, case = Phillips 10/5/76. optician; signed "Mills" plus address. 35 Duke Street, Lincoln's Inn Fields; 49 Southampton Street, Pentonville; both in London. RSW; Taylor 2(1647).
MILLS, WILLIAM England, fl.1799-1824, PHIM Wheel Barometer = X. signed "W. Mills London." London. Goodison 1.
MILNE, ALEXANDER England, 1806-96, PHIM Barometers = NMM, KEN. Admiral Sir Alexander Milne. Bell 2; NMM 2; Middleton 1.
MILNE, JOHN, AND SON Scotland, c.1767, MIM PHIM Sundial = Mr. Mackenzie (1767); Balance = RSM (2). T.C.; founders and iron-mongers. at the Golden Church Branch, Bishops Land, High Street, Edinburgh. Calvert 2; Morrison-Low 1.
MILNER, HANS 1 Germany, c.1625, MIM Diptych Sundials, ivory = ADL-W29, BASH. the punchmark is a bat. Nürnberg. Ackermann 1; ADL; RSW.
MILNER, HANS 2 Germany, 17th Century, MIM Diptych Sundial, ivory = Flensburg Kunstgewerbe Museum. the punchmark is a shield with a flower and star. Nürnberg. Zinner 1.
MILNER, JASPER Germany, 16th Century, MIM Diptych Sundial, ivory = KEN (inv. 1938-371). RSW.
MILNER, KASPAR variant reading for Jaspar Milner. Zinner 1.
MILNER, LIENHART misreading for Lienhart Miller. Soth. 2/26/62.
MILSDOERFFER, JEAN GEORG Germany, c.1750, OIM Berlin. Clay and Court.
MINGUET, PABLO Spain, c.1763, OIM T.C.; may be Paulus. Madrid. Calvert 2.
MINOLLA, G. England, PHIM Stick Barometer = X. 39 Leather Lane, London. Goodison 1.
MINORETTI, JOHN England, fl.1845-50, PHIM barometer maker. Loseby Lane; Hotel Street; both in Leicester. Bell 2.
MINOSA, S. England, c.1790, PHIM barometer maker. Leather Lane, London. Bell 2.
MINOT France, 17th Century, MIM Astrolabe = CNAM (ICA-219); Capuchin Sundial = CNAM Michel 2; Price 1; Gunther 1; GHP; Cons. Nat'l 1; ICA 2; MADEX.
MINSHULLS England, c.1820, MIM Terrestrial Globes, miniature = Soth. 6/25/68, 6/19/72 and 3/21/73, Christie 7/5/71. some may be duplicates. RSW.
MIOTTI, VINCENTIUS Italy, 1717, MIM SIM Sundial, 1717 = X; Alidade = LOS. Rome. Evans 1; USNM.
MIRANDA, JOSEP' DA COSTA Portugal, 1711, MIM Marine Compass, 1711 = WHI. Lisbon. Maddison 6; Bryden 17; J.A. Bennett 1.
MIRE, LEONHARDT misreading for Leonhardt Miller. Phillips 9/16/81.
MIRVAULT France, 19th Century, NIM Repeating Circle = La Rochelle 7/16/83. 47 rue Grenéta, Paris. RSW.
MITAINE France, c.1855, MIM Equatorial Sundial = Versailles 4/17/83. signed "l'Ingénieur Mitaine Opticien fabricant." Place Vendome No 2, Paris. RSW.
MITCHELL AND BALE England, fl.1814-15, MIM 65 Lower East Smithfield, London. Taylor 2(1389).
MITSDORFER, JOHANN GEORG Germany, fl.1740-60, OIM Microscope = KEN; Heliostat, 1753 = DEU. Mitsdörfer. Berlin. Daumas 1; A.J. Turner 10.
MITTELSTENSCHEID, JOHANN CASPAR Germany, 1803, PHIM Beam Balance, portable, with case = Christie-SK 2/9/84; Balances = DRE (1803), Markisches Museum, Berlin; Coin Balance = WHI. the case for the beam balance has the maker's label. In der Bergischen Hauptstadt, Lennep. Olivia Brown 2; RSW.
MITZKO, HENRY THOMAS England, c.1838, MIM PHIM 36 St. John's Lane, Clerkenwell, London. Taylor 2(2183).
MODD England, PHIM Wheel Barometer = X. Donnington. Goodison 1.
MODESTIN, JOSEPH Czechoslovakia, 18th Century, MIM Equatorial Mechanical Sundial = KEN. Chrudin, Bohemia. Michel 3.
MOELLINGER, K.H. Germany, MIM Berlin. Evans 1.
MOFFETT AND BLACKBURN England, PHIM T.C.; scale makers. 126 Minories, London. Calvert 2.
MOGEY, W. AND D. USA, c.1850, OIM Telescope, refracting = Soth. 3/10/87. Bayonne, N.J. RSW.
MOGG, EDWARD England, fl.1803-48, MIM Globe, dissected, cardboard = D.(1992). "Published March 1st 1812 by Edwd. Mogg" plus address; engraver, publisher and mapseller. 14 Little Newport Street, Leicester Square. Coffeen 36.
MOGINIE England, OIM Microscopes = Melun 4/24/83, Christie-SK 5/10/77. 14 Ridinghouse, London. RSW.
MOGINIE, SAMUEL England, fl.1820-42, PHIM barometer maker. Pimlico, London. Bell 2.
MOISETTE see Gaggini et Moisette RSW.
MOLARBY, MICHAEL England, PHIM barometer maker. Builth. Bell 2.
MOLBERG, P. MEN. Sweden, PHIM Stick Barometer = NOR. Stockholm. RSW.
MOLE, WILLIAM England, c.1740, MIM apprenticed to Thomas Cooke 1, in the Joiners' Company, March 13, 1721; made a Leadbetter's slide rule. at ye Axe in Grub Street; at the Mariner and Globe, in Chiswell Street; both in London. Darius 2; Crawforth 7.
MOLER, JACOB Germany, MIM Sundial = Drecker Coll. = DPW. marked "Aquius Civitas." Aachen. Zinner 1; Evans 1.
MOLESWORTH England, PHIM Stick Barometer = X. Goodison 1.
MOLETTI, GIUSEPPE Italy, 1531-88, MIM a list of instruments made or designed by him is in the Ambrosiana Library in Milan. Padua. Michel 3.
MOLINARI, A. England, fl.1836-40, PHIM barometer maker. Leather Lane, London. Bell 2.
MOLINARI, ANTONIO 1 England, fl.1830, PHIM Wheel Barometers = X(3), D.(1976). also a thermometer maker; the barometers are usualy signed "A. Molinari Halesworth." Halesworth. Goodison 1; Bell 2; RSW.
MOLINARI, ANTONIO 2 Italy; Denmark, fl.pre-1780- 89, PHIM Thermometer = Den Gamle By, Aarhus. the firm was in business in Copenhagen, 1787 -1889. Italy (pre-1780); Copenhagen (1787-89). RSW.
MOLINARI, B. England, c.1840, PHIM Wheel Barometer = Christie-SK 5/15/96. Plymouth. RSW.
MOLINARI, D. England, 19th Century, PHIM Wheel Barometer = Christie-SK 4/17/86. Halesworth. RSW.
MOLINER, CHARLES Scotland, fl.1784-1801, PHIM Stick Barometers = X (2); Angle Barometer = X; Barometer = D.(1975). sometimes spelled "Molliner." Baillie Grant's Close (1784); Netherbow (1786-90); High Street (1794); Baron Grant's Close (1799-1801); all in Edinburgh. Goodison 1; Bryden 3; Morrison-Low 1; RSW.
MOLL, HERMAN Holland; England, c.1680-1732, MIM Terrestrial Globes, miniature = P.C. (1719), P.C., Hispanic Society, New York, N.Y. (1703), Chicago Historical Society. T.C.; map maker; geographer; "A Correct Globe with Trade Winds"; California is shown as an island. London (1719-27). Calvert 2; Yonge; Warner 2; Krogt 2; Stevenson.
MOLLER, HEINRICH MATTHIAS Germany, c.1800, PHIM Gold Balance = HAK. Heinrich Matthias Möller. Hamburg. RSW.
MOLLER, JOHANNES Germany, fl.1660-87, MIM Graphometer, 1660 = DAR; Quadrant, 1670 = Colburg Gymnasium; Armillary Sphere, geared, 1687 = DRE. Johannes Möller. Gotha. Zinner 1; RSW.
MOLLER, M. England, c.1800, PHIM Stick Barometer = Soth. 12/14/95. Birmingham. RSW.
MOLLINGER, JOSEPH Germany, MIM OIM Microscopes = LEY, DEU; Sundial = Bernal-3962. Neustadt. Clay and Court; RSW.
MOLLISON, ALEXANDER England, c.1825, MIM PHIM 17 Chapman Street, Islington, London. Taylor 2(1651).
MOLLO, TRANQUILLO Austria, fl. 1816-34, MIM Mechanical Universe, 1834 = D.(1993); Terrestrial Globe with compass = Soth. 6/9/39. mapmaker. Vienna. Coffeen 42; RSW.
MOLT, JOH. ALBERT Germany, 1756, MIM Diptych Sundial, wood, 1758 = ULM. marked "Gnomonicus Lauracensis." Zinner 1.
MOLTANI 1 see Molteni Taylor 2(2179); Bell 2.
MOLTANI 2 see Mastaglio, Fornelli and Moltani. Taylor 2(2179).
MOLTEN, F., AND CO. England, PHIM Stick Barometer = X. might be Francis Molton. Goodison 1.
MOLTEN, JOSEPH Holland, 1779, PHIM Stick Barometer, 1779 = Christie-NY 4/19/89. "inv. et fecit." Amsterdam. RSW.
MOLTENI ET SIEGLER France, c.1851, PHIM Molteni et Siégler; showed at the Great Exhibition, London, 1851. 62 rue neuve St. Nicolas, Paris. G.L'E. Turner 24.
MOLTENI, A. 1 England, fl.1850-58, PHIM barometer maker. 185 Pilgrim Street (1851-53); 154 Pilgrim Street (1855); 152 Pilgrim Street (1857-58); 91 Clayton Street (1857-58); all in Newcastle-upon-Tyne. Goodison 1; Bell 2.
MOLTENI, A. 2 England, PHIM Wheel Barometer = X. Wigan. Goodison 1.
MOLTENI, A. 3 France, fl.1782-1900, MIM NIM Sextant = LIM; Octant = MYS; Solar Chronometer = D.(1981). the octant is signed "Molteni Molteni" according to Price; Molteni was advertising photography in 1897. 44 rue du Chateau d'Eau, Paris. USNM; Price 2; Moskowitz 122; RSW.
MOLTENI, ALEX England, fl.1829-36, PHIM thermometer and barometer maker; see Zerboni, Battistessa, Molteni and Guanziroli; see Battistessa, Molteni and Guanziroli; see Mastaglio, Fornelli and Molteni; see Mastaglio and Molteni. 13 Baldwin Gardens, London. Goodison 1; Bell 2.
MOLTENI, C. England, fl.1850-60, PHIM barometer maker; may have been a partner in Mastaglio and Molteni. 25 Grainger Street (1851-53); Collingwood Street (1851-53); 47 Grainger Street (1855-60); all in Newcastle-upon-Tyne. Goodison 1; Bell 2.
MOLTENI, J. France, c.1855, NIM Sextant, No. 2429 = Gersaint 7/20/96. Paris. RSW.
MOLTENI, J. AND A. (3) France, c.1830, PHIM Stick Barometer = Soth., 6/6/96. Paris. RSW.
MOLTENI, J., ET CIE. France, OIM Telescope = AMST. Paris. Mörzer Bruyns 1.
MOLTENO France, MIM Cannon Sundial = CAS. for latitude 51° 30'; might be a misreading for Molteni. RSW.
MOLTEUL, J. France, c.1851, MIM NIM OIM PHIM SIM USNM suggested that this might be a misprint for J. Molteni. rue du Chateau-d'Eau, 62, Paris. Catalogue Officiel, Section Française, Great Exhibition of 1862; USNM.
MOLTHER, JOHANNES Germany, c.1619, designed a tricuspid compass and a proportional compass. Hesse. Offenbacher 37.
MOLTIN see Molton. Bell 2.
MOLTON, FRANCIS England, fl.1801-42, PHIM Stick Barometer = X (2); Wheel Barometers = X (5), Christie 12/17/75, D.(1975), D.(1976), Soth.-S 7/23/87, Phillips 11/16/88. also a thermometer maker. Dove Lane (1822-30); St. Lawrence Steps; both in Norwich. Goodison 1; Bell 2; Taylor 2(1936); RSW.
MOLTON, FRANCIS, AND CO. England, c.1820, PHIM Wheel Barometer = D.(1975). Bell 2; RSW.
MOLYNEUX England, fl.1824-36, MIM Alt-azimuth Instrument = Wesleyan University (1836). made astronomical clocks and chronometers; provided equipment for Charles Wilkes in 1836 for a U.S. exploring expedition; see Molyneux and Cope. London. USNM.
MOLYNEUX AND COPE England, fl.1820-40, MIM made sidereal clocks; see Molyneux. London. USNM.
MOLYNEUX, EMERY England, fl.1587-1605, MIM NIM Terrestrial Globes, 1592 & 1603 = BM; Celestial Globes = BM, KAS; Astrolabe, paper = P.C.(1970). also a compass and nautical instrument maker; Edward Wright and William Sanderson joined him in making a large terrestrial globe. Lambeth, London. Taylor 1(79); Bedini 8; Wynter 1.
MOLYNEUX, SAMUEL England, 1687-1728, OIM Reflecting Telescope = King John V, Portugal. made improvements in speculum metal; F.R.S.; he may have had the telescope made to his order. Kew House, Richmond, Surrey. Taylor 2(94).
MOMPUTO MORI Sundial = K. and C. 11/24/76. probably a motto: "Non Puto Mori." RSW.
MONAGHAN, JAMES Ireland, fl.1760-62, PHIM weather-glass maker. Winetavern Street, Dublin. Morrison-Low and Burnett.
MONASTERI, L., AND CO. England, PHIM Wheel Barometers = X (3). Darlington. Goodison 1.
MONCONYS, BALTHAZER DE France, 1611-65, designed a microscope with a field lens, c.1660. Clay and Court; A.J. Turner 10; Middleton 1.
MONFRINO England, c.1810, PHIM see Cermenati and Monfrino. Boston. Comstock; USNM.
MONGENET, FRANCOIS DE France; Italy, fl.1552-pre-92, MIM Terrestrial Gores, 1552 = X; Celestial Globe, silver, 1552 = ADL-G15; Pairs of Gores = ADL-A344 and A345, BM-Map Room, New York Public Library, PBN; Terrestrial Gores = NUR; Celestial Globes (2) = ROM; Terrestrial Globe = ROM; Pair of Globes = Drecker; Terrestrial Globe with Sundial and watch inside, 1552 = UTC. François De Mongenet; the ADL celestial globe had later additions made to it and is marked "Elaborabat Franciscus De Mongenet 1605" with the original date erased; the globes at ROM were stolen in 1984; unsigned terrestrial globe, ADL-M17, made from de Mongenet gores, c.1560. Vesoul; Besançon; Venice. Fox 1 and 2; Bedini 12; Yonge; Stevenson; Ruge; Karrow; ADL; RSW.
MONILLER France, MIM Instrument = BM. Paris. Evans 1.
MONK England, fl.1772-85, MIM PHIM made pyrometers; clockmaker. Taylor 2(747).
MONK AND MERIGOT England, 1807, MIM PHIM Pyrometrical Thermometer = Auction, 1807. Monk and Mérigot. Taylor 2(747).
MONNS, ELIZABETH USA, 1820, MIM Terrestrial Globe, 1820 = Yale U., Conn. Setauket, Long Island, N.Y. Yonge.
MONTANARI, GEMINIANO Italy, 1633-87, invented "stadia", an idea of putting parallel cross hairs in a telescope. Wynter and Turner.
MONTAUBAN, A. France, c.1720, MIM Water Level = P.C. (1987). RSW.
MONTAUDON, J. USA, c.1838, MIM invented an instrument to measure distance. Washington, D.C. Taylor 2(2185).
MONTGOMERY, ROBERT USA, fl.1683-1713, NIM Davis Quadrant = P.C. (1978); Davis Quadrant, 1711 = P.C. (stolen). New Amsterdam (New York), N.Y. RSW.
MONTHI England, see Barnaschoni and Monthi or Bernaschoni and Monthi. Goodison 1.
MONTI see Maspoli, Monti and Co; see Bernasconi and Monti. RSW.
MONTI AND BESERGA England, PHIM barometer makers. Bell 2.
MONTI, ANTHONY England, fl.1847-60, PHIM Wheel Barometers = X (4). watch and clockmaker; the barometers are signed "A. Monti." Palace Street, Canterbury. Goodison 1; Bell 2.
MONTI, FRANCOIS, ET FILS Italy, c.1850, OIM Telescope, refracting = Christie 9/11/86. signed "François Monti et Fils à Turin." Turin. RSW.
MONTI, JOSEPH England, c.1850, PHIM Wheel Barometers = X, Soth. 10/19/87, Soth.-S 1/27/88. the Soth. barometers are signed "Joseph Monti Canterbury"; the barometer identified by Goodison, (X), was signed "J. Monti Canterbury." Canterbury. Goodison 1; RSW.
MONTI, P. England, c.1835, PHIM Wheel Barometers = X (2); Marine Barometer = VNN. watchmaker?; possibly a partner in Maspoli and Monti. Sandwich. Goodison 1; Baillie 1; RSW.
MONTI, P., AND CO. England, PHIM Wheel Barometer with Thermometer = Soth. 5/14/87. Lewes. RSW.
MONTIGNY, ARLES DE France, 1753, invented a type of perpetual motion machine in 1753; gave permission to make it to Joseph Solvaique, a Swiss, then to Lacroix, later to Sulpice Cuvillier and then again to Solvaique. Paris. Augarde.
MONTINI England, PHIM see Vanini and Montini; barometer makers. Peterborough. Goodison 1.
MOODY England, c.1870, Sundial = Evans Coll. also marked "J. Jewsbury Birmingham" a noted manufacturer of reproductions. Birmingham. Evans 1; Price 2.
MOODY, JAMES E. USA, 1848-1913, MIM OIM SIM Transits = GUR (2). worked for John H. Temple ; he finished the incomplete instruments Temple left in his workshop. Boston, Mass. Smart 1.
MOOLEN, S. VANDE Holland, 1701, MIM Quadrant, Roias projection on reverse, 1701 = Soth. 11/16/87. RSW.
MOON SENR. England, c.1850, PHIM Stick Barometer = Christie 12/8/76. "from Dollonds"; probably John Moon. 215 High Street, Islington. RSW.
MOON, J. 1 England, 1786, MIM Garden Sundial, stone, 1786 = VCW. marked "Sarum Lat. 51° 6'." Salisbury. Price 2.
MOON, J. 2 England, c.1852, NIM may be the same as John Moon. 31 1/2 Limekiln Hill, London. O'Mara.
MOON, JOHN England, fl.1830-52, MIM NIM OIM PHIM Sextant = D.(1982); Garden Sundial, 1833 = D.(1979); Wheel Barometer = Soth. 12/17/87. sextant signed "Moon" and "Moon from Dollonds"; the sundial is signed "Moon" and marked "Isaac Scartii"; see J. Moon 2 and Moon Senr. 3 Lucas Road, Commercial Road; 28 Green Street, Stepney (1838); 76 Minories (1846) and at Limehouse; all in London. Taylor 2(1937); Coffeen A; RSW.
MOON, THOMAS England, c.1669, NIM "an ingenious smith." Bristol. Sturmy; Clay and Court.
MOON, WILLIAM England, fl.1791-1811, OIM apprenticed to John Dollond 2 of the Spectaclemakers' Company on Feb. 4, 1782; free of the Company, Oct. 16, 1791. 35 Northhampton Street, Clerkenwell, London. Court and von Rohr 3(214).
MOOR, ANN England, c.1762, MIM Set of Regular Solids, boxwood = Burton Constable. Elizabeth Hall; RSW.
MOOR, JAMES Scotland, fl.1788-1801, OIM opposite the Guard (1788-90); 17 Parliament Close (1793); 15 Parliament Close (1794); Robertson's Close (1801); all in Edinburgh. Bryden 3.
MOOR, WILLEM Holland, c.1600, MIM Astrolabes and Quadrants, 1600 = Jacob van Neck's Expedition. Mörzer Bruyns 2.
MOORE 1 see Merriam and Moore. RSW.
MOORE 2 USA, PHIM "Patented Eagle Balance for 1/2 and 1/4 eagles for sale at the office of Moore's"; "Price Current." 12 Merchants Exchange, Philadelphia, Pa. RSW.
MOORE AND NIMS USA, c.1850, SIM Terrestrial Globe = D.(1976). see also Merriam and Moore. Troy, N.Y. RSW.
MOORE AND WRIGHT England, MIM Micrometer = Christie 10/6/76. RSW.
MOORE, CHARLES England, c.1862, NIM invented or made an indicator to determine magnetic devation. Quay Parade, Swansea. USNM.
MOORE, F. USA, MIM Garden Sundial = P.C. (1975). Kensington, Conn. RSW.
MOORE, F.C. England, OIM Telescopes, refracting = Phillips 5/20/75 & 2/22/77. Leeds. RSW.
MOORE, FRANCIS M. Ireland, c.1830, NIM T.C. in octant case. Belfast and Dublin. RSW.
MOORE, GEORGE W. USA, c.1870, MIM Sundial with Compass in watch-form = MYS. signed "Moore's Sundial watch and compass." 44 Farnsworth Street, Boston, Mass. RSW.
MOORE, JOHN England, PHIM Wheel Barometer = X. Worthington. Goodison 1.
MOORE, JOHN G. USA, c.1865, MIM Orrery = D.(1989). patented an "Improved Orrery" in 1865. Philadelphia, Pa. Moskowitz 132.
MOORE, JONATHAN England, c.1701, apprenticed to Grace Wells in the Joiners' Company on May 27, 1701. Crawforth 7.
MOORE, P., AND CO. NIM label in a case for an octant at MYS. RSW.
MOORE, SIR JONAS England, c.1681, author; "A New System of Mathematics" (1681) has drawings of nocturnals. Perry.
MOORE, THOMAS England, c.1669, MIM Bristol. Taylor 1(336).
MOORE, WILLIAM England, fl.1751-88, MIM NIM Backstaff, 1751 = X; Backstaff = Soth. 7/7/55. 55 Paternoster Row, London. Taylor 2(513); Clay and Court; Dewhirst; RSW.
MOOY, ERVEN VAN HENDRIK Holland, fl.1765-95, NIM Cross-staff, 1775 = ROT. widow of Hendrik Mooy; the cross-staff is signed "H. Mooy 1775"; as this was after Hendrik's death it was from his old stock or made by his widow. Nieuwebrugsteeg, Amsterdam. Mörzer Bruyns 2.
MOOY, HENDRIK Holland, 1715-65, NIM made cross-staves; succeeded his second cousin, Isaac Swigters in 1750; firm continued by his widow, Erven van Hendrik Mooy, (1765-95). Nieuwebrugsteeg, Amsterdam. Mörzer Bruyns 2 and 4; Rooseboom 1.
MOQUIN ET AMIEL Switzerland, c.1790, MIM Sundial in back of watch = CHF. Geneva. RSW.
MORALES, JUAN BAUTISTA Spain, fl.1605-21, MIM Equatorial Sundial, 1605 = X; Universal Equatorial Sundial, 1621 = OXFB. Basanta; Maddison 5; Michel 3; MADEX.
MORCAR, FRANCOIS France, 1620, MIM Vertical Sundial, 1620 = Church in Murs. François Morcar. Gatty.
MORDEN, R., BERRY, W., AND LEA, P. England, c.1690, MIM Celestial Globes = NMM (2); Terrestrial Globes = NMM, WHI. Robert Morden, William Berry and Philip Lea. London. NMM 2, Olivia Brown 3.
MORDEN, ROBERT England, fl.1666-1703, MIM globe maker; member of the Weavers' Company, c.1666; may have been apprenticed to Joseph Moxon; worked with John Rowley. At the Atlas in New Cheapside (1669); At the Atlas in Cornhill near the Royal Exchange (1671-1702); both in London. Tyacke 1; Taylor 1(242).
MORDENTE, FABRITIO Italy, b.1532, MIM Reduction Compasses = ADL-M69, ADL-DPW36. Mordente invented this type of instrument; designed a type of quadrant, plate found in atlas by Paulus de Furlanis, which see; author. Engelmann 1; A.J. Turner 10; Bonelli 10; Woodward 1; ADL; RSW.
MORE, JAMES Scotland, c.1850?, MIM SIM Suveyor's Chain = D.(1985); Level = FRK = RSM. "Chain Maker." Glasgow. Morrison-Low 1; Coffeen 9.
MOREAU France, 19th Century, MIM Augsburg-type Sundial = ADL-A48. Rue de Seine, 16, Paris. ADL; RSW.
MOREAU, JEHAN France, 1622, MIM Astrolabes, wood and paper, 1622 = ADL-W98, USNM. Moreau republished Philippe Danfrie's 1584 paper astrolabe in 1622 using the same plates but adding his (Moreau's) name and address; see Philippe Danfrie. "à Paris chez Jehan Moreau rue St.-Jacques à la Croix blanche." Gibbs 2; USNM; Price 1; Gunther 1; Gibbs and Saliba; ICA 2; ADL; RSW.
MORELEY AND SONS England, PHIM Stick Barometer = X. Guildford. Goodison 1.
MORELLI, F. England, PHIM Wheel Barometer = X. London. Goodison 1.
MORELLI, FELICE France, MIM Le Roy-type Inclinable Sundial = WHI (FIT). invented by Julien Le Roy. Paris. Bryden 16.
MORETTI England, fl.1826-46, PHIM barometer maker; hardware man, etc. Pierrepont Place; Walcot Street; both in Bath. Bell 2.
MORETTI AND ABATTE England, c.1810, PHIM Wheel Barometers = Bearne, 6/29/92, Soth. 6/6/75. Soth. signed "Moretti and Batti"; possibly J. Abatte 1 or J. Abatte 2 of Peterborough or Moretti of Bath. RSW.
MORETTI AND BATTI England, c.1780, PHIM probably misreading for Moretti and Abatte, which see. Soth. 6/6/75; RSW.
MORETTI, J.C. England, 19th Century, PHIM Wheel Barometer, Thermometer and Hygrometer = Phillips 1/30/84; Stick Barometer = X. Lynn. Goodison 1; RSW.
MORETTI, R. England, c.1850, NIM Octant, ebony = MYS. Cardiff. USNM; Price 2.
MORGAN 1 England, pre-1793, NIM Sextant = Herring Auction, May 1, 1793. Inclinable Sundial = Tesseract, Winter 1983 probably John Morgan 2. RSW, Coffeen, D
MORGAN 2 MIM Square, iron = VCW. RSW.
MORGAN, FRANCIS England; Russia, fl.1764-1804, MIM OIM Inclinable Sundial = OXF; Mathematical Instrument Set, silver = Soth. 12/15/78. apprenticed to his father, John Morgan 2, in the Joiners' Company, 1757; free by Patrimony on testimony by Robert Tangate 1 and Robert Croome in the Company, 1764; took apprentices; emigrated in 1771; scientific instrument maker to the (Russian) Admiralty (1772-1801); T.C. in English and French; the dealer's sundial was made in London, the others were made in St. Petersburg. Carey Street (1765); New Street Square (1766); At the Sign of Archimedes and Three Spectacles, 27 Ludgate Street near St. Paul's, (1767-71); all in London; St. Petersburg (1772-1804). Maddison 1; Crawforth 1 and 7; Calvert 2; G.L'E. Turner 24; Taylor 2(748); Chenakal; Millburn 11; RSW.
MORGAN, HENRY England, c.1682, MIM clock and watchmaker; member of the Clockmakers' Company, 1682. Robischon.
MORGAN, JOHN 1 England, c.1682, MIM apprenticed to Nathaniel Anderton of the Grocers' Company; might have been turned over to another master; free of Nathaniel Anderton on Dec. 6, 1682. J. Brown 1; RSW.
MORGAN, JOHN 2 England, fl.1733-58, MIM NIM Gauging Scale = Soth. 10/17/60; Circles (2), Dividers, Protractors = UTO 11/2/76; Plate and Azimuth Circle = Aubert Sale, 1806. apprenticed to Lawrence Miles in the Joiners' Company on Sept. 7, 1726; free in the Company, Dec. 4, 1733; took apprentices; father of Francis Morgan; made compasses, octants, Hadley quadrants, etc.; original maker of Gowin Knight's Patent Compass; had James Watt as an apprentice c.1750-56. Finch Lane, Cornhill, London. Taylor 2(385 & 1665); Goodison 1; Dewhirst; Clay and Court; Crawforth 7; RSW.
MORGAN, JOHN 3 misprint for John Margas. Bryden 9.
MORGAN, JOHN THOMAS England, c.1838, MIM PHIM 7 Crown Street, Hucton Square, London. Taylor 2(2186).
MORGAN, SYLVANUS England, 1620-93, MIM he was an accomplished dialist; author. at the Sign of the Coat, behind the Royal Exchange, London. Taylor 1(198).
MORGAN, W. DE England, MIM Universal Equatorial Sundial = Soth. 7/29/69. RSW.
MORGANTI, B. England, c.1825, MIM PHIM Wheel Barometers = X(2). Brighton. Goodison 1.
MORIANI Italy, PHIM Thermometer = WHI. Bryden 11.
MORICE, DAVID AND SON England, c.1825, PHIM barometer makers. London. Bell 2.
MORICE, DAVID AND WILLIAM England, fl.1804-25, PHIM barometer makers. Royal Exchange, London. Bell 2.
MORILLARD France, 1600, MIM Astrolabe, 1600, ICA-528 = MADEX-265. the astrolabe was corrected by Sevin of Paris. Lyon. Price 1; ICA 2; GHP; Michel 2; MADEX.
MORIN, HENRI France, c.1880, MIM Rule, wood = Drouot Richelieu 4/28/88; Staff Transit = D.(1994); Telescope, marine = Versailles 11/19/78; Surveying Instrument = Gersaint, La Rochelle 7/20/96. telescope is signed "3 Rue Boursault"; surveying instrument is signed "Atelier H. Morin et Gensse à Paris." 11 Rue Dulong; 3 Rue Boursault; both in Paris. Garcelon 33; Bennett 2; RSW.
MORIN, J.-B. France, 1583-1656, proposed, in 1634, to use telescopes on astronomical instruments. A.J. Turner 10.
MORISON England, PHIM Stick Barometer = X. Goodison 1.
MORITZ AND IMMISCH England, PHIM Thermometer = Christie 5/26/76. "from the inventor to Capt. W.B. Phillimore---." London. RSW.
MORK, A.F. Sweden, c.1800, MIM Pantograph = X. A.F. Mörk. Stockholm. Pipping 1.
MORLAND England, 1731, PHIM Angle Barometer, 1731 = DRE. RSW.
MORLAND, SAMUEL England, 1625-95, Sir Samuel Morland; invented a perpetual calendar in 1650, example at BM; invented a "Poor man's Dial" (sundial), also a variant of Napier's Rods and a calculating machine in 1666; Sutton and Knibb made examples of the calculating machines now at KEN and FLO; "Master of Mechanics to King Charles II." Bloomsbury; Vauxhall (1677); both in London. Taylor 1(219); G.L'E. Turner 24; Latham and Matthews, Vol. 9; DNB; DSB; Middleton 1; A.J. Turner 10.
MORLEY England, PHIM Stick Barometer = Cardoza 8/26/89. London. RSW.
MORLEY, GEORGE England, 1836, MIM OIM Taylor 2 equated this man with George Motley. 84 High Street, Whitechapel (1836); 80 High Street Whitechapel; both in London Taylor 2(2189); O'Mara.
MORLEY, JOSEPH England, fl.1805-06, MIM apprenticed to William Morris 1 of the Grocers' Company on April 7, 1796; Taylor listed a J. Morley with these dates and address. 1 little Thames Street, Wapping, London. J. Brown 1; Taylor 2(1184).
MORRELL 1 England, PHIM Wheel Barometer = X. Whitby. Goodison 1.
MORRELL 2 see Baker, Carver and Morrell. RSW.
MORRELL 3 England?; USA?, NIM Compass Card = D.(1978). Portsmouth. RSW.
MORRICE, JOSEPH England, an ivory turner in the Merchant Taylors' Company; had George Hicks. an OIM, as an apprentice. Crawforth 7.
MORRIS, G. England, OIM T.C.; spectacle maker. No. 9, Bedford Square, East London. Calvert 2; Crawforth 1.
MORRIS, ISAAC England, c.1830, OIM Kendal. Taylor 2(1940).
MORRIS, J. England, OIM Stick Barometer = X. Kendal. Goodison 1.
MORRIS, JOHN B. England, fl.1825-43, MIM PHIM Rule, Coggeshall-type, 1843 = Christie-SK 2/9/84. the rule is signed "J.B. Morris London." 14 New Walnut Tree Walk, London. Taylor 2(1652); RSW.
MORRIS, JOSEPH England, c.1788, apprenticed to Dudley Adams of the Grocers' Company on July 3, 1788. J. Brown 1.
MORRIS, LEWIS England, 1701-65, OIM improved Wilson's pocket microscope. Holyhead, Anglesea. Taylor 2(198).
MORRIS, WILLIAM 1 England, fl.1771-1803, MIM NIM Octant, 1791 = Museum of Science, Boston, Mass. apprenticed to Tycho Wing of the Grocers' Company on Feb.7, 1764; free of the Company on May 7, 1771; took apprentices. Strand (1771); Cooper's Row, St.Catherine's (1783); St.Catherine's Square (1794-1801); Upper East Smithfield (1802); 54 East Smithfield (1803); all in London. J. Brown 1; USNM.
MORRIS, WILLIAM 2 England, fl.1801-18, MIM rule maker. Great Charles Street (1801); Summer Row (1808-18); both in Birmingham. Bryden 9.
MORRISON, A. England, MIM SIM Surveyor's Level = Christie-SK 2/9/84. Manchester. RSW.
MORS, THOMAS England, fl.1730-50, MIM NIM T.C.; bookseller. at the Sign of the Lute on the Northside of St. Paul's Church Yard, London. Crawforth 1.
MORSE, SAMUEL 1 England, fl.1838-50, OIM T.C.; spectaclemaker. No. 3 Tenter Terrace, Prescot Street, London. Calvert 2; Crawforth 1.
MORSE, SAMUEL 2 England, c.1840, MIM 50 Mansell Street, Minories, London. O'Mara.
MORSS, ANTHONY S. USA, fl.1850-80, MIM NIM Rope Guage = PMS; Dry Card Marine Compasses = D.(1961), D.(1972). the rope guage is also marked "Hardware." 210 and 212 Commercial Street, Boston, Mass. Moskowitz 104; USNM; RSW.
MORTIMER, CROMWELL England, c.1698-1752, invented a metallic thermometer. London. Chaldecott 2.
MORTIMER, JOHN England, c.1862, devised a compass with both azimuth and dip needles. Pippinford Park, Maresfield, Sussex. USNM
MORTON AND CO. Scotland, fl.1847-51, OIM PHIM Alexander Morton. 7 South College Street, Edinburgh. Bryden 3.
MORTON, A. misreading for Thomas Morton 2. A.J. Turner 1; Morrison-Low 1.
MORTON, ALEXANDER Scotland, fl.1832-46, PHIM 'Windmill Experiment' for Air Pump = RSM. 29 Richmond Place (1832-33); 2 Roxburgh Place (1834-37); 9 Drummond Street (1838); 11 Hill Square (1839); 71 Adam Square (1840-42); 7 South College Street (1845-46); all in Edinburgh. Bryden 3; Taylor 2(2187); Morrison-Low 1.
MORTON, DANIEL JAMES England, c.1803, apprenticed to Thomas Bourne 1 or 2 in the Joiners' Company. Jan. 11, 1803. Crawforth 7.
MORTON, JAMES England, MIM chronometer maker; worked with his brother, Thomas Morton 1. Sunderland and South Shields. RSW.
MORTON, JOHN, AND CO. Scotland, NIM Marine Compass = Christie-SK 3/31/83. Glasgow. RSW.
MORTON, THOMAS 1 England, MIM worked with his brother James. Sunderland. RSW.
MORTON, THOMAS 2 Scotland, 1783-1862, OIM Telescope, wood = P.C. (1974); Telescopes = RSM, FRK = RSM (3). designer and maker of textile machinery. Kilmarnock. Bryden 3; A.J. Turner 1; Morrison-Low 1.
MORZIERES, JOSEPH LOUIS France, MIM Table Sundial, octagonal = FIN-217. Morzières. Paris. RSW.
MOSCHINO, GIUSEPPE Italy, c.1650, OIM Telescope = Roussel-22 = Prin Coll. = NMM-Caird; Opera Glass, ivory = Soth. 3/25/86. . Genoa. Michel 3; Daumas 1; RSW.
MOSER Czechoslovakia, 1727, MIM Instrument, 1727 = PRA. Prague. RSW.
MOSHAMMER, JOHANN MICHAEL Germany, 1731, PHIM Pyrometer, 1731 = DEU. Regensberg. Daumas 1.
MOSLEY Ireland, PHIM Pocket Barometer = K. & C. 7/9/75. Waterford. RSW.
MOSS AND WINDRED England, c.1838, MIM PHIM 8 Crescent Street, Southwark, London. Taylor 2(2188).
MOSS, BENJAMIN England, fl.1828-36, MIM OIM PHIM Waterloo Place, Commercial Road (1828-29); 7 Catherine Street, Commercial Road (1830); 55 1/2 Houndsditch (1836); all in London. Taylor 2(1941); O'Mara.
MOSS, CONRAD Germany, 1588, PHIM Nest of Weights, 1588 = DRE. Nürnberg. RSW.
MOSS, J. England, c.1750, NIM Hadley's Quadrant = X. Taylor 2(2188).
MOSS, S. England, T.C.; experimental chemist. 150 High Street, adjoining the Arcade, Cheltenham. Calvert 2; Crawforth 1.
MOSSY France, fl.1780-1821, MIM PHIM Thermometer and Calendar = Ader Picard Tajan 3/15/83; Barometers = CNAM (2, 1780), (1789); Thermometer, 1782 = CNAM; Barometer and Thermometer, 20 Janvier, 1791 = Pescheteau-Badin-Godeau-Leroy -de Ricqlès 7/8/97. worked with Cappy before 1780; see Cappy and Mossy; breveté ingénieur in 1788; "constructeur des instruments de phisique en verre de la Société Roial del' Medicine"; worked for Lavoisier; barometer and thermometer signed "Mossi à Paris" plus date. Quay Pelletier à la Croix d'or, Paris. Daumas 1; Middleton 1; ATG 8/2-9/97; RSW.
MOTEL, JEAN-FRANCOIS-HENRI France, 1786-1859, MIM Chronometer = ADL-N62. Jean-François-Henri Motel. Paris. J.A. Bennett 2; Baillie 1; ADL; RSW.
MOTLEY, GEORGE see George Morley. Taylor 2(2189); O'Mara.
MOTTER, JOHANN Belgium, 1602, MIM Astronomical Rings = BRO (1602), KEN, VIE, NUR. Flanders. Michel 3; Maddison 1; Zinner 1.
MOUNT, WILLIAM England, c.1692, MIM apprenticed to Withers Cheney of the Clockmakers' Company on July 20, 1682; free of the Company, Sept. 29, 1692. J. Brown 3.
MOUROUX France, c.1850, PHIM Stick Barometer = Christie's 2/19/97. Bordeaux. RSW.
MOUY, DE Holland, 18th Century, MIM Artillery Level = ROU-125. Michel put him down as French. Amsterdam. Michel 3; RSW.
MOWER see Short and Mower. RSW.
MOWRE England, c.1830, PHIM Wheel Barometer = Soth.-Chester 1/31/85. Liverpool. RSW.
MOXON, JAMES England; Scotland, fl.1646-91, MIM worked with his brother, Joseph Moxon, in 1646 and 1647 (Bryden thought Joseph was his father); free of the Weavers' Company by Patrimony before 1646; successfully petitioned to become a member of the Stationers' Company in 1646; active in Edinburgh in 1690. at the Sign of the Sugar-loaf in Houn's ditch at the end of Houn's ditch near Bishopsgate, London; Lawrence Ord's Close, foot of the Canongate, Edinburgh (1690); London (1691). Tyacke 1; Bryden 3 and 15.
MOXON, JOHN misreading for Joseph Moxon. Wynter and Turner.
MOXON, JOSEPH England, 1627-1700, MIM Celestial and Terrestrial Globes, including miniatures, which may be seen in many museums including KAS, SKO, ADL, WHI, BEK, Winchester Cathedral Library, etc.; Quadrant, wood and paper, with a Volvelle = Burton Constable. free of the Weavers' Company by Patrimony before 1646; transferred to the Stationers' Company in 1646; admitted to the Livery of the Weavers' Company in 1664; had been taking apprentices in that Company; worked with his brother, James, 1646-47; worked with John Sugar (1653-65); T.C.; F.R.S. in 1678; "Hydrographer to the King"; made "Particular" and Copernican spheres from Blaeu's design; developed the miniature terrestrial globe in England. see Moxon, Joseph (Cont.) see Moxon, Joseph (Cont.)
MOXON, JOSEPH (CONT.) terrestrial globe at Winchester designed by Roger Palmer. at the Sign of the Sugar-loaf in Houns-ditch, at the upper end of Houns-ditch near Bishopsgate (1647); the Netherlands (-1651); near St. Michael's in Cornhill, at the Sign of the Atlas on Parnassus Hill (1652-65); on Ludgate Hill near Fleet Bridge at the Sign of the Atlas (1666); Covent Garden (1667); at the Atlas in Russell Street (1670-71); at the Sign of Atlas on Ludgate Hill near Fleet Bridge on the west side of Fleet Bridge; Westminster Hall over against Parliament Stairs (1694); Warwick Lane (1699); all in London. Taylor 1(228); Tyacke 1; Elizabeth Hall; Crawforth 1; USNM; Millburn 5; Wynter 1; Latham and Matthews, Vol. 4; Krogt 2; Edell; Olivia Brown 3; A.J. Turner 10; Yonge; ADL; RSW.
MUCKLOW, BENJAMIN England, c.1830, OIM Rea Mill, Lawley Street, Birmingham. Taylor 2(1942).
MUDGE, JOHN England, 1721-93, OIM brother of Thomas Mudge; made several reflecting telescopes. Plymouth. Taylor 2(386).
MUDGE, THOMAS England, 1717-94, MIM apprenticed to George Graham of the Clockmakers' Company on May 4, 1730; free of the Company, Jan. 15, 1738; took apprentices; clock and chronometer maker; succeeded George Graham; from 1750 Mudge had William Dutton as a partner. 67 (later 151) Fleet Street, London; Plymouth (1771). Dewhirst; J. Brown 3; Clay and Court; Taylor 2(294).
MUETER see Motter. Zinner 1.
MUGGENAST, SEBASTIAN Germany, 1714, MIM Universal Equatorial Sundial, 1714 = GEM. clockmaker. Strengen? Zinner 1.
MUIR, JOHN Scotland, fl.1682-d.1695, NIM ship's chandler and nautical instrument maker. Leith. Bryden 3.
MULLALLY, LUKE Ireland, c.1751, PHIM barometer and thermometer maker. Capel Street, Dublin. Morrison-Low and Burnett.
MULLER Germany, PHIM Hygrometer = DEU. Müller. Berlin. Daumas 1.
MULLER, F. HENRICH Germany, fl. 1672-78, MIM Sundial, round, silver = OXF; Sundial, octagonal = Zeiss, Jena; Perpetual Calendar (1663-1700) = Evans Coll.-OXF; Horizontal Sundial, round, silver = Soth. 4/16/56-134. F. Henrich Müller; Zinner called him "J. Heinrich Müller." Kassel. Zinner 1; Evans 1; Gunther 2; RSW.
MULLER, FRANZ ERNST Germany, 17th Century, MIM Equatorial Sundial, wood = Wolfenbüttel Bibliothek. Franz Ernst Müller. Zinner 1.
MULLER, H., AND CO. China, NIM Sextant = Soth. 12/13/71. Shanghai. RSW.
MULLER, HANS Germany, 1538, MIM Hans Müller; member of compass maker guild; compiled aninventory in 1538; Linhart Gresel was one of the guardians of his children. Nürnberg. Gouk 1; RSW.
MULLER, JOHANNES see Regiomontanus. Zinner 1; RSW.
MULLER, LUDOVICUS D. see Ludwig Theodor Müller. Hamilton 1.
MULLER, LUDWIG THEODOR Germany, fl.1710-70, MIM Augsburg-type sundials by this maker can be found in most museums and collections. Ludwig Theodor Müller; or Ludwig Theodatus Müller; the dials are often signed "L.T.M."; an early example of a cottage industry, most examples have assembly marks on the various parts to aid in the final reassembly; they come in leather covered cardboard boxes with instruction sheets in German, French and English with a long list of towns and their latitudes; "Kompassmacher, Mechaniker." Augsburg. Bobinger 2; Zinner 1; USNM; Syndram; ADL; RSW.
MULLER, MARTIUS Italy, pre-1690, OIM mentioned by Bonani in 1690 as an instrument maker. Genoa. Clay and Court.
MULLER, P. CAROLUS Germany, c.1600, MIM Polyhedral Sundial = ADL-M316; Pillar Sundial = WRAY-97; Pillar Sundial, wood and paper = St. Gall. P. Carolus Müller; Zinner called him "Karl Müller." Zinner 1; Engelmann 1; ADL; RSW.
MULLER, SEBASTIAN Germany, 18th Century, MIM Universal Rule = Stuker 11/22/66. Sebastian Müller. Ebersbach. RSW.
MULLER, THEODAT G. misreading for L.T. Müller. RSW.
MULLER, WALDEMAR Denmark, PHIM Stick Barometer = Den Gamle By, Aarhus. Randers. RSW.
MULLINER, ABRAHAM England, c.1712, MIM apprenticed to Joseph South of the Clockmakers' Company on Sept. 29, 1712. J. Brown 3.
MUNCK, FRANCIS England, c.1652, MIM apprenticed to John Blighton 1 of the Grocers' Company; free of the Company on Sept.28, 1652. J. Brown 1.
MUNDAY, THOMAS England, c.1850, NIM Sextant = Soth. 10/28/86. RSW.
MUNGER, ASAHEL USA, c.1835, he received a patent on a pendulum level in 1835. Oberlin, Ohio. USNM.
MUNNICH, GEORGE Holland, 1766-1829, MIM George Münnich; instruments at LEY. Utrecht. Rooseboom 1.
MUNRO England, c.1830, PHIM Wheel Barometers = Soth. 2/4/77, X. 12 York Place, Lambeth, London. Taylor 2(1943); Goodison 1; RSW.
MUNRO, JAMES England, fl.1830-46, MIM OIM PHIM 4/5 High Street Lambeth, London. Taylor 2(1943); Goodison 1.
MUNSTER, SEBASTIAN Germany, 1489-1552, MIM Diptych Sundial, wood and paper = Weil = Zeitlin = USNM. author; wrote many books on dialing and mathematics which often included instruments to be cut out and mounted by the reader. Zinner 1; Price 2; RSW.
MUR UND STERR Germany, 1719, OIM Telescope, parchment, 1719 = DEU. Christian Mur and Johann Sterr; what about Maurstotter und Sterr? same date, same instrument, same town. Freising. Daumas 1; Price 2.
MURDOCK, ALBERT USA, c.1835, MIM globemaker; partner with his father, David Clark Murdock; see D.C. and A. Murdock. West Boylston, Mass. Yonge; Bedini 8; USNM.
MURDOCK, D.C. AND A. USA, fl.1800-40, MIM Terrestrial Globes = P.C., P.C. David Clark Murdock and his son, Albert; globe makers. West Boylston, Mass. Yonge; Bedini 8; USNM.
MURDOCK, DAVID CLARK USA, 1805-86, MIM Terrestrial Globes = P.C. Yale U., P.C. made many globes, 1830 on; second son, Albert, became his partner in 1835; see D.C. and A. Murdock. West Boylston, Mass. Yonge; Bedini 8.
MURER, JOHANN Germany, 1556-1641, MIM Sundial, glass = ZUR. Oberwinther (1581); Rickenbach (1612). Zinner 1.
MURIS, JEAN DE France, fl.1318-23, astronomer; used a kardaya, a kind of sextant. Paris. Michel 3.
MURPHY England, PHIM barometer maker. Cottenham, Cambs. Bell 2.
MURRAY see Draper, Murray and Fairman. Philadelphia, Pa. Bedini 1.
MURRAY, JOHN 1 Scotland, fl.1824-41, NIM also a clock and watchmaker. 40 Quay (1824-27); 37 Quay (1828-35); 30 Quay (1836-41); all in Aberdeen. Taylor 2(2191); Bryden 3; Morrison-Low.
MURRAY, JOHN 2 Scotland, c.1834, NIM compass maker. Dock Street, Dundee (1834). Bryden 3.
MURRAY, MUNGO England, fl.1754-72, invented a shipwright's sector; author. His Majesty's Yard, Deptford, Kent; London. Lefkowicz Bulletin No.6, 1977; Taylor 2(514).
MURRAY, WALTER Scotland, fl.1945-75, NIM see Berry and Mackay. Aberdeen. Clarke et al.
MURRELL, JOHN England, fl.1836-46, OIM 13 Albion Place, St.John's Lane, London. Taylor 2(2192); O'Mara.
MURREY, WILLIAM England, fl.1810-21, MIM apprenticed to Michael Dancer in the Joiners' Company on May 1, 1810. Haymarket, London (1821). Crawforth 7.
MURRY, WILLIAM England, c.1755, MIM member of the Joiners' Company; took Robert Bancks 1 as an apprentice in 1755; turned him over to Philip Jones of the Framework Knitters' Company, in 1757. Crawforth 7.
MUSSCHENBROEK, JAN VAN Holland, 1687-1748, OIM PHIM Microscope, 1702 = X; Air Pumps = LEY (1708) & (1722), KAS, DEU (1708). made a wide range of philosophical instruments; worked for 's Gravesande; son of Johann Joosten van Musschenbroek and succeeded him in 1707. Leyden. Rooseboom 1; Crommelin 1; Daumas 1; Dewhirst; USNM; RSW; G.L'E. Turner 24.
MUSSCHENBROEK, JOHAN JOOSTEN VAN Holland, 1660-1707, OIM PHIM Air Pumps = LEY (1698), UTR (1706), DEU; Microscope, aquatic = LEY; Microscopes = KEN, LEY. succeeded his brother, Samuel van Musschenbroek; father of Jan van Musschenbroek; his master mark was a lamp with crossed keys; KEN and LEY microscopes are signed "Johann van Musschenbroek", but with proper master marks. Leiden. Crommelin 1; Rooseboom 1; Daumas 1; USNM; Clay and Court; A.J. Turner 10.
MUSSCHENBROEK, JOHANN VAN may be same as Johan Joosten van Musschenbroek. A.J. Turner 10.
MUSSCHENBROEK, PIETER VAN Holland, 1692-1761, physicist; invented a pyrometer; son of Johan Joosten van Musschenbroek; interested in the luminescence of barometers. Leiden. Rooseboom 1; Daumas 1; G.L'E. Turner 24; Middleton 1.
MUSSCHENBROEK, SAMUEL VAN Holland, 1639-81, OIM PHIM Air Pump, 1675 = LEY. older brother of Johan Joosten van Musschenbroek; his master mark was a lamp with crossed keys; the keys represent the city of Leiden. Leiden. Rooseboom 1; Crommelin 1; Daumas 1; G.L'E. Turner 24; USNM.
MUSTON England, c.1850, PHIM Barometer = Soth.-PB pre-1980. Bristol. RSW.
MUTH Germany, c.1720, MIM Sector, with compass = P.C.; Universal Ring Sundial = SWE. probably H.L. or J.P. Muth; "Opticus Professor fecit." Kassel. Zinner 1; Pipping 1; RSW.
MUTH, H.L. AND J.P. Germany, 1721, MIM Celestial Globe, silver, 1721 = KAS. Heinrich Ludwig and J.P. Muth were brothers. Kassel. Zinner 1.
MUTH, HEINRICH LUDWIG Germany, 1673-1754, MIM Equatorial Sundial, 1720 = KAS. brother of J.P. Muth. Kassel. Zinner 1.
MUTH, J.P. see H.L. and J.P. Muth. Zinner 1.
MUTI Czechoslovakia, 1716, MIM Sun and Moon Dial, 1716 = Christie 4/3/85. Willebrand-type; the first letter of the name is not clear it might be Huti or Vuti. Prague. RSW.
MUXTON AND PALLANT England, pre-1843, MIM Bubble Level = USNM. W. Muxton and John Pallant. 44 Museum Street, London. USNM; RSW.
MUXTON, W. England, pre-1843, MIM SIM worked with John Pallant. 44 Museum Street, London. USNM; RSW.
MYBOOM, PAULUS Holland, MIM Compass Sundial, in ivory barrel = Eisinga's house, Franeker. Amsterdam. RSW.
MYERS England, PHIM Wheel Barometer = X. Yarmouth. Goodison 1.
MYERS, H. AND J. England, PHIM barometer makers. Winchester. Bell 2.
MYERS, P. England, MIM Sector, ivory = Auction, 1960. may be Philip Myers, having moved from Nottingham to London. London. Taylor 2(1945).
MYERS, PHILIP England, c.1830, MIM OIM 1 Okeham Street, Nottingham. Taylor 2(1945).
MYLIUS, A. DE England, 1791, MIM finished a planetarium invented and started by Philipp Matthaeus Hahn. London. Taylor 2(601).
MYLNE, JOHN Scotland, fl.1630-40, MIM Polyhedral Sundials = Holyrood Palace, Edinburgh, Stobhall, Perthshire; Obelisk Sundials = Wemyss Castle, Drummond Castle (1630). a stone mason. Perth. Gatty; Somerville.

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