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Signature Maker Info Instruments Comments Location References Suggest Correction
M'CALL, JOHN England, c.1830, MIM OIM see A. Chislett and M'Call. 8 Postern Row, Tower Hill, London. Taylor 2(1932). suggest correction
M'COLL Scotland, c.1818, MIM see Miller and M'Coll. 116 Stockwell, Glasgow. Bryden 3. suggest correction
M'COLL, HUGH England, c.1846, T.C.; book and instrument seller. 5 King Street, South Shields. Crawforth 1. suggest correction
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. suggest correction
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. suggest correction
M. 1 Germany, 17th Century, MIM Diptych Sundial, ivory, round = VIE. Zinner 1. suggest correction
M. 2 NIM Octant = SFM. anchor is mastermark. RSW. suggest correction
M., IOHA Poland, 1637, MIM Wall Sundial, 1637 = Church in Wodzislaw. Wodzislaw. Polish Inventory. suggest correction
M.A.Z.L. 1713, MIM Armillary Sphere, 1713 = AMST. Mörzer Bruyns 1 and 2. suggest correction
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. suggest correction
M.B. 2 see M. Burleigh. RSW. suggest correction
M.B. 3 could be Martin Bayer of Annaberg or Moritz Behaim of Vienna; both were clockmakers. Bobinger 2. suggest correction
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. suggest correction
M.C. 1 Austria (?), MIM Ring Sundial = SAL. Zinner 1. suggest correction
M.C. 2 Germany, 1570, MIM see Michael Chaspar. Bobinger 2. suggest correction
M.C.K.C.R.P. 1601, MIM Polyhedral Sundial, 1601 = OXF. the initials may be in a different hand than the sundial. RSW. suggest correction
M.D.Z. O.H.P. see O.H.P. Moran 1; Michel 3; Engelmann 1; RSW. suggest correction
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. suggest correction
M.E. 2 Germany, 1802, MIM String-gnomon Sundial, round, wood, lid, 1802 = D.(1987). Coffeen 16. suggest correction
M.E.A. Spain?, MIM Calipers = PRM; Calipers, sliding = D.(1968). RSW. suggest correction
M.E.D.F. 16th Century, MIM Astrolabe = SWF. ICA-634. Price 1; ICA 2. suggest correction
M.F. Germany?, 1677, marked on mining compass signed "Adamas Dornstrauch." RSW. suggest correction
M.F.P. France, 1770, MIM Diptych Sundial, 1770 = LIM. Dieppe work. RSW. suggest correction
M.G. Germany, MIM Diptych Sundial, ivory = OXF. star is mastermark. Nürnberg. RSW. suggest correction
M.G.A. MIM Pantograph = D.(1975). also marked "W.V.S." RSW. suggest correction
M.G.C.G. MIM Diptych Sundial = FIN-82 = Thorban. RSW. suggest correction
M.H. 1 may be H.M. 2, which see. RSW. suggest correction
M.H. 2 Germany, 1630, MIM Diptych Sundial, gilt-copper, 1630 = OXF. Michel 3. suggest correction
M.H. 3 USA, 1775, MIM Gunter's Quadrant = PEA. dated "Jan. 3, 1775." Danvers, Mass. Brewington 1. suggest correction
M.H.F. Czechoslovakia, 1630, MIM Diptych, gilt-copper, 1630 = OXF. Martin Habermel? Prague. Zinner 1; Evans 1. suggest correction
M.I.C.A. Germany?, 16th Century, MIM Armillary Sphere, with compass = NUR-WI 1226. Zinner 1. suggest correction
M.I.M. Germany, 18th Century, MIM Horizontal Sundial, stone = Landsberg a. Lech Heimatmuseum. also marked "I.H.S." Zinner 1. suggest correction
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. suggest correction
M.J. MIM Dividers, iron = VCW. RSW. suggest correction
M.K. 1 Germany, c.1550, MIM Table Clock with Sundial on bottom = P.C. probably Melchior Kleinhemmel of Annaberg. Annaberg. Pippa. suggest correction
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. suggest correction
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. suggest correction
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. suggest correction
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. suggest correction
M.L. marked on an instrument signed "M. Lewelin." RSW. suggest correction
M.N.J. + C. 1772, MIM Dividers, 1772 = Chevau 10/10/75. RSW. suggest correction
M.O. Germany, 1774, MIM Artillery Level, 1774 = USNM. RSW. suggest correction
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. suggest correction
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. suggest correction
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. suggest correction
M.P. ET ROCHETTE France, c.1780, MIM SIM Graphometer = D.(1993). Quai del'horloge à Paris. Coffeen 41. suggest correction
M.P.S. Germany, 18th Century, PHIM Cup Weight Set = Phillips 5/20/75. Nürnberg. RSW. suggest correction
M.R. 1 1645-46, OIM Telescope, 1645-46 = NMM. attributed to Anton Maria Schyrle, Rheita, Bohemia. NMM 1; RSW. suggest correction
M.R. 2 misprint for "M.P." 4. Koller 11/17/75; RSW. suggest correction
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. suggest correction
M.S. 2 1597, MIM Sector, 1597 = Soth. 5/11/23. RSW. suggest correction
M.S. 3 England, MIM Ring Sundial, small = Weil 2(29). misreading for "S.W."; summer, winter. RSW. suggest correction
M.S. 4 Germany, 1585, marked on lid of folding mining sundial, ivory and wood, 1585, probably owner; Huelsmann Coll. Syndram. suggest correction
M.S. 5 Germany, 1589, surveying instrument signed "C.T.F. Anno 1589 M.S." at DRE; it is "M.S." (5). Dresden. RSW. suggest correction
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. suggest correction
M.T.K. 1574, MIM Altitude Sundial, gilt-brass, round, 1574 = Evans Coll. Evans 1; RSW. suggest correction
M.V. 1 Germany, c.1740, MIM see M.Z. Coffeen 46. suggest correction
M.V. 2 Germany, fl.1751-54, MIM Vertical Sundials = GRA (1751), Koller 11/17/75 (1754). Zinner 1; RSW. suggest correction
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. suggest correction
M.V.S. 2 possibly "Mechanicus Ulrich Schniep" or "Mechanicus Victor Stark." Michel 3; RSW. suggest correction
M.Z. Germany, c.1740, MIM Compass Sundial, ivory, round = D.(1994). possibly M.V. 2, which see. Nürnberg ? Coffeen 46. suggest correction
MA Germany, Morgen Abend, morning and night, found on mining compasses. RSW. suggest correction
MA----, D. USA, MIM Terrestrial Globe = Old Colony Historical Soc.,Taunton, Mass. the rest of the name is illegible. RSW. suggest correction
MAAS, F.M. Germany, MIM Sundials = LIE, PRA. Zinner 1. suggest correction
MAASS, HANSS MATTHIAS Germany, NIM Compass Rose = OMM. Hamburg. RSW. suggest correction
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. suggest correction
MACALL England, c.1770, MIM see Gilkerson and Macall. Tower Hill, London. Clay and Court; Dewhirst; Daumas 1. suggest correction
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. suggest correction
MACAULAY AND SON USA, c.1850, PHIM Electro-medical Induction Coil = WHI. 39 Redeness Street, New York, N.Y. G.L'E. Turner 24. suggest correction
MACDONALD, DR. England, MacDonald; described an instrument to facilitate finding the longitude at sea. 4 Coburg Place, Kennington Lane (London?). USNM. suggest correction
MACDONALD, JNO. Scotland, PHIM Stick Barometer = X. Edinburgh. Goodison 1. suggest correction
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. suggest correction
MACEY see Benjamin Macy. J. Brown 3. suggest correction
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. suggest correction
MACHIR, JACOB BEN see Profatius. Gunther 2. suggest correction
MACKAY see Berry and Mackay; may be relative of Andrew Mackay. Taylor 2(866); RSW. suggest correction
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. suggest correction
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. suggest correction
MACKENZIE AND CO. England, c.1817, MIM OIM T.C. in Mackenzie microscope case; see Alexander Mackenzie. London. Taylor 2(1381); O'Mara; RSW. suggest correction
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. suggest correction
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. suggest correction
MACKENZIE, CALEB USA, fl.1807-08, MIM 21 Thomas Street F.P., Baltimore, Md. Smart 1. suggest correction
MACKENZIE, COLIN England, c.1791, OIM free of the Clockmakers' Company on Sept. 5, 1791; made spectacles. Clay and Court. suggest correction
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. suggest correction
MACKI AND GOBBI England, PHIM barometer makers. Swaffham. Bell 2. suggest correction
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. suggest correction
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. suggest correction
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. suggest correction
MACNEAL, THOMAS England, c.1776, apprenticed to Edward Roberts 1 in the Joiners' Company on Sept. 3, 1776. Crawforth 7. suggest correction
MACNEIL MacNeil; see MacKneil. RSW. suggest correction
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. suggest correction
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. suggest correction
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. suggest correction
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. suggest correction
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. suggest correction
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. suggest correction
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. suggest correction
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. suggest correction
MADAUER, BARTHOLOMAEUS Germany, fl.1552-79, MIM Sundial, 1554 = BM. Abbot of Aldersbach. Aldersbach. Zinner 1. suggest correction
MADER, FRAN. JOSE Germany, 1709, MIM Pedometer, 1709 = DEU. RSW. suggest correction
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. suggest correction
MAELZEL, JOHANN NEPOMUK Germany, 1772-1838, invented the metronome in 1816. G.L'E. Turner 24; Webster's New International Dictionary, 2nd Ed., 1955. suggest correction
MAENNER, STURT. GUTHIHR Germany?, MIM Plate, copper, for compass rose = HAK. Stürt. Guthihr Maenner. Barth. RSW. suggest correction
MAESTLIN, MICHAEL Germany, 1579, MIM built a fourteen-foot cross-staffin 1579; author. A.J. Turner 10. suggest correction
MAFFIA England, c.1850, PHIM Wheel Barometer = Soth. 2/28/80. could be A. or C. Maffia. London. RSW. suggest correction
MAFFIA, A. England, PHIM Wheel Barometer = X. Goodison 1. suggest correction
MAFFIA, C. England, PHIM Wheel Barometer = X. Goodison 1. suggest correction
MAFFIA, DOMINIC England, post-1850, PHIM barometer maker; see Peter and Dominic Maffia. Monnow Street, Monmouth; Abergavenny. Bell 2. suggest correction
MAFFIA, P., AND CO. England, PHIM barometer makers. Monmouth. Bell 2. suggest correction
MAFFIA, PETER England, PHIM Wheel Barometers = X (2). signed "P. Maffia." Monmouth. Goodison 1; Bell 2. suggest correction
MAFFIA, PETER AND DOMINIC England, post-1850, PHIM barometer makers. Monmouth. Bell 2. suggest correction
MAGALHAES, JOAO JACINTO Portugal, c.1790, MIM Jo~o Jacinto Magalh~es; also clockmaker. RSW. suggest correction
MAGAREY, ALEXANDER misreading for Alexander Megary. RSW. suggest correction
MAGARY, ALEXANDER misreading for Alexander Megary. RSW. suggest correction
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. suggest correction
MAGELLAN, J.H. DE AND FIERI England, MIM London. COO notes, 1968; RSW. suggest correction
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. suggest correction
MAGER, G. NIM Sextant = MYS. RSW. suggest correction
MAGGI England, PHIM Stick Barometer = X; Wheel Barometer = X. may be J. Maggi or I. Maggi. Goodison 1. suggest correction
MAGGI AND CO., MICH England, PHIM Stick Barometer = Christie-SK 6/24/88. London. RSW. suggest correction
MAGGI AND ORTELLI England, PHIM Wheel Barometer = X. Goodison 1. suggest correction
MAGGI, I. England, c.1830, PHIM Wheel Barometer = Phillips 12/2/87. see Maggi. 15 Union Court, Holborn Hill, London. RSW. suggest correction
MAGGI, J. England, PHIM barometer maker. Grays Inn Lane, London. Bell 2. suggest correction
MAGGI, M. England, PHIM Wheel Barometer = X. Exeter. Goodison 1. suggest correction
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. suggest correction
MAGGIO 1 England, PHIM barometer maker. Michael Square, Southampton. Bell 2. suggest correction
MAGGIO 2 England, PHIM Stick Barometer = X. London. Goodison 1. suggest correction
MAGGIRIUS, SILVIUS Italy, c.1700, invented a recipiangle, a surveying instrument made by Petrus Blondeus, ADL-M107. Rome. Engelmann 1; Michel 3; ADL: RSW. suggest correction
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. suggest correction
MAGNELLI, JOHANNES BAPTISTA Italy, 1692, MIM Sundial, stone, 1692 = FLO-3189 (99). Florence. Bonelli 1; Michel 3. suggest correction
MAGNI France, pre-1782, OIM Optical Machine = COR; Microscope = COR. probably Alexis Magny, which see. Paris. Courtanvaux; RSW. suggest correction
MAGNI, VALERIO Italy, 1587-1661, experimented with vacuum tube for barometer, c.1645. A.J. Turner 10; Middleton 1. suggest correction
MAGNIAC, FRANCIS England, c.1765, apprenticed to Francis Morgan in the Joiners' Company on Feb. 5, 1765. Crawforth 7. suggest correction
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. suggest correction
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. suggest correction
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. suggest correction
MAGOR AND CO. England, c.1830, PHIM Stick Barometer = Soth. 2/28/80. RSW. suggest correction
MAGRINI, LUIGI Italy, 1802-68, PHIM professor of mathematics; made electrical apparatus. Florence. Brenni 1. suggest correction
MAGWALD Germany, 19th Century, MIM Magnetic Azimuth Sundial = DES. Berlin. Industrial Museum Cat.; RSW. suggest correction
MAHIER see Spinelli, Mahier and Co. RSW. suggest correction
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. suggest correction
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. suggest correction
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. suggest correction
MAHR, JACOB ANDREAS Germany, 1763, MIM Table Sundial, 1763 = Wiesbaden Museum; Sundial = Darmstadt Landesmuseum. Wiesbaden. Zinner 1. suggest correction
MAIEL see Lloyd, Payne and Maiel. RSW. suggest correction
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. suggest correction
MAIGNE, P. France, c.1803, PHIM Maigné; instrument maker; devised a method to make a portable barometer. rue Aumaire, Paris. Middleton 1. suggest correction
MAILE, WILLIAM England, c.1704, apprenticed to John Crooke 1 in the Joiners' Company on May 2, 1704. Crawforth 7. suggest correction
MAILHAT France, c.1860, OIM Telescope, large = D.(1976). Paris. RSW. suggest correction
MAILLET, ABRAHAM England, c.1745, apprenticed to John Morgan 2 in the Joiners' Company on March 4, 1745. Crawforth 7. suggest correction
MAIN, PETER Scotland, PHIM Stick Barometer = X. Edinburgh. Goodison 1. suggest correction
MAINGAUT France, c.1763, OIM worked for the Duc de Chaulnes for 20 years; then worked for Dom Noël. Paris. Daumas 1. suggest correction
MAIR, JOHN see John Marr 1. Taylor 1(129). suggest correction
MAISON CHEVALLIER see Queslin. RSW suggest correction
MAISON VANTIER ET MARC see Vantier et Marc, Maison; see A. Lefrançois. RSW. suggest correction
MAKEPEACE, G. England, c.1830, PHIM Wheel Barometers = Soth. 12/15/72 and 5/4/73. London. RSW. suggest correction
MALACIDA, CHARLES misreading for Malacrida. Bell 2. suggest correction
MALACRIDA 1 England, PHIM Wheel Barometer = X. could be same as Malacrida 2. Goodison 1. suggest correction
MALACRIDA 2 England, PHIM Stick Barometer = X. 237 Holborn, London. Goodison 1. suggest correction
MALACRIDA 3 England, fl.1805-20, MIM PHIM Compass = X; Platina Thermometers = X (2). made instruments for William Hyde Wollaston. Chaldecott 3. suggest correction
MALACRIDA AND CO. Ireland; England, c.1805, PHIM Wheel Barometer = Soth. 5/14/87. see C. Malacrida and Co. Dublin and London. RSW. suggest correction
MALACRIDA, C., AND CO. Ireland, PHIM Wheel Barometer = X. Dublin. Goodison 1. suggest correction
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. suggest correction
MALBY England, 1886, MIM Terrestrial Globe, 1886 = Christie 9/11/86. London. RSW. suggest correction
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. suggest correction
MALBY AND SONS England, post 1828-46, MIM Celestial Globes = VNN (one is 1846); Terrestrial Globe, 1846 = VNN. London. Yonge. suggest correction
MALBY'S England, c.1850, MIM Planisphere = Soth. 2/25/86; Terrestrial Globe = Christie-SK 9/11/86. London. RSW. suggest correction
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. suggest correction
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. suggest correction
MALBY, THOMAS, AND SON England, 1877, MIM Terrestrial Globe, 1877 = D.(1977). "Makers to the Admiralty." London. RSW. suggest correction
MALCOTIUS see Maelcote. Michel 2. suggest correction
MALE, GEORGE England, c.1721, apprenticed to George Wright 1 of the Grocers' Company on Aug. 31, 1721. J. Brown 1. suggest correction
MALER, JACOB HOFMAN Germany, 1616, MIM Polyhedral Sundial, 1616 = KAS. for 49°30' latitude. Schwabisch Hall. Basserman-Jordan 1. suggest correction
MALICE France, PHIM Money Balance = La Rochelle 7/16/83. marked "Marchand Balancier." rue de la Ferronière a l'A couronné, Paris. RSW. suggest correction
MALIZARD France, c.1850, MIM OIM Inclinable Sundial = Auction, Honfleur, 6/17/79. T.C.; optician. Quai de l'Horloge 37 ter., Paris. RSW. suggest correction
MALLAGANI see Mallugani. Bell 2. suggest correction
MALLETT England, PHIM Wheel Barometer = X. Woodbridge. Goodison 1. suggest correction
MALLING see Melling. Goodison 1. suggest correction
MALLUGANII, MARK England, fl.1830-40, PHIM barometer maker?; umbrellas; perhaps just a retailer. New Street, Dudley. Bell 2; Goodison 1; Taylor 2(1926). suggest correction
MALORIDA see J. Gatty and Malorida. Bell 2. suggest correction
MALORIDA, J. England, barometer maker. High Holborn, London. Bell 2. suggest correction
MALT, JAMES England, PHIM Wheel Barometers = X (2). one signed "J. Malt Wisbech." Wisbech. Goodison 1. suggest correction
MALTBY see Malby. RSW. suggest correction
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. suggest correction
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). suggest correction
MANASSER, DAVID Germany, 1635, MIM Dialing Instrument, 1635 = Evans Coll. Augsburg. Evans 1. suggest correction
MANCARROW USA, MIM Bedini 8. suggest correction
MANCHE France, 1775, MIM Horizontal Sundial, octagonal, 1775 = Schuhmann-133. style is triangular with plumb-bob; same as Mancher? Paris. RSW. suggest correction
MANCHER France, Sundial = OXF. same as Manche? Paris. Michel 3. suggest correction
MANCINUS, IOHANNES MAR. Italy, c.1550, MIM Radio Latino = Michel Coll. Michel 3. suggest correction
MANDATO, REGIO Spain, 1787, OIM Telescope, 1787 = MAN-I 182. Madrid. Garcia Franco 1. suggest correction
MANDER, GEORGE England, c.1838-40, MIM PHIM see Aston. 21 Great Crown Street, Soho, London. Taylor 2 (2175); O'Mara. suggest correction
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. suggest correction
MANDL, GEORG Germany, 1759, Georg Mändl; author; wrote on sundials. Zinner 1. suggest correction
MANEGANI, ANTONIO AND PAULO see Mantegani. Bell 2. suggest correction
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. suggest correction
MANFRED, SEPTALA mentioned in Bonanni; misreading for Manfred de Settala. Dewhirst. suggest correction
MANGACAVALI, JNO. England, c.1836, PHIM barometer and thermometer maker. 5 Greville Street, London. Goodison 1; Bell 2. suggest correction
MANGAVALI, JOHN see Jno. Mangacavali. Bell 2. suggest correction
MANGAVEL France, OIM PHIM Stick Barometer = VNN; Telescope = Melun 4/24/83. signed "Mangavel, opticien à Bordeaux"; also see Manguel. Bordeaux. RSW. suggest correction
MANGHETTI, ANTONIUS Italy, MIM engraved a graphometer by Bernardinus Pavolini which is now at USNM. RSW. suggest correction
MANGIACAVALLI, J. 1 England, c.1850, PHIM Wheel Barometer = Christie 12/6/76. 17 Leather Lane, Holborn, London. RSW. suggest correction
MANGIACAVALLI, J. 2 England, PHIM Wheel Barometer = X. Leeds. Goodison 1. suggest correction
MANGIN, CLEMENT CYRIAQUE DE France, c.1621, author; his pseudonym was "Denis Henrion"; wrote on the sector. RSW. suggest correction
MANGUEL France, NIM Marine Compass = OMM. see Mangavel. Bordeaux. RSW. suggest correction
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. suggest correction
MANN, I. 1 England, OIM Telescope, pasteboard and brass = VCW. could be James Mann 1, 2, or 3. London. RSW. suggest correction
MANN, I. 2 England, 19th Century, OIM Telescope = Christie-SK 11/19/87. see William Mann. Liverpool. RSW. suggest correction
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.. suggest correction
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. suggest correction
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. suggest correction
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. suggest correction
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. suggest correction
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. suggest correction
MANN, JOHN 3 Scotland, d.1770, NIM barber and compass maker. Leith. Bryden 3. suggest correction
MANN, W. England?, NIM Octant = Soth. 2/2/70. may be same as W.C. Mann. Gloucester. RSW. suggest correction
MANN, W.C. USA, NIM Octant = MYS. may be same as W. Mann. Gloucester, Mass. RSW. suggest correction
MANN, WILLIAM England, c.1774, MIM NIM Hadley's Quadrant = OMM. 56 Cable Street, Liverpool. Bryden 9; RSW. suggest correction
MANNASSE, L., AND CO. USA, MIM SIM Surveying Transit = D.(1976). Chicago, Ill. Rinaldo 2. suggest correction
MANNHEIM, AMEDEE France, 1831-1906, Amedée Mannheim; invented the modern slide rule in 1851. G.L'E. Turner 24. suggest correction
MANNING AND MANNING England, PHIM Barometer = D.(1971). Malvern; Worcester. RSW. suggest correction
MANNING, CHARLES England, c.1720, MIM apprenticed to Nathaniel Smith of the Clockmakers' Company on April 4, 1720. J. Brown 3. suggest correction
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. suggest correction
MANSELL 1 England, PHIM Wheel Barometer = X. Fakenham. Goodison 1. suggest correction
MANSELL 2 England, PHIM see Newcomb and Mansell Wapping and Liverpool. Goodison 1. suggest correction
MANSELL, JOHN England, 1770, MIM rule maker; had as apprentice, Samuel Haycock, who ran away May 16, 1770. Wolverhampton. Bryden 9. suggest correction
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. suggest correction
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. suggest correction
MANTAGANI see Manntegani. Bell 2. suggest correction
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. suggest correction
MANTEGANI, ANTONIO AND PAULO England, c.1850, PHIM clock, watch and barometer makers. Wisbech. Bell 2. suggest correction
MANTENANT France, 18th Century, MIM Sectors = Neumarkt, 10/8/71, 5/5/72; Butterfield-type Sundial = P-B 10/3/57 #219. Paris. RSW. suggest correction
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. suggest correction
MANTICHA 2 England, PHIM Wheel Barometer = X; Stick Barometers = X, KEN. stick barometers signed "Manticha London." 281 Holborn, London. Goodison 1. suggest correction
MANTICHA 3 England, c.1800, PHIM Bottle Barometer = KEN. McConnell 1. suggest correction
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. suggest correction
MANTICHA, A. England, PHIM Stick Barometer = X. Goodison 1. suggest correction
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. suggest correction
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. suggest correction
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. suggest correction
MANTICHA, JOSEPH England, c.1800, PHIM Barometer = KEN. Bell 2. suggest correction
MANTICHA, PETER England, PHIM Double Barometer = X; Stick Barometer = X. the stick barometer is signed "P. Manticha." Crown Feathers Court, Holborn, London. Goodison 1. suggest correction
MANTON, JOSEPH England, c.1810, OIM took out a patent on a telescope improvement. Davies Street, Berkely Street, London. Taylor2(1382). suggest correction
MANTOVA, P. England, c.1780, PHIM Stick Barometer = Soth. 2/4/74; Wheel Barometers = Christie 12/18/74, X (2). Luton. Goodison 1; RSW. suggest correction
MANUEL, JOSEPH England, c.1830, designed a Wye-level made and sold by W. and S. Jones. Taylor 2(858). suggest correction
MANZINI see Ambrosini and Manzini. Goodison 1. suggest correction
MANZOCHI, GIROLAMO England, c.1838, PHIM Wheel Barometer = X. looking glass maker. 22 Brook Street, Hull. Goodison 1; Bell 2. suggest correction
MAPLE Francec.1850, PHIM Barometer = Soth. 11/22/72. stamped "Maple 28." RSW. suggest correction
MAPPIN England, c.1880, PHIM Stick Barometer = Phillips 7/20/83. 61 Newhall Street, Birmingham. RSW. suggest correction
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. suggest correction
MARALEE, W.H. England, c.1750, NIM Hadley's Quadrant = OMM. North Shields. RSW. suggest correction
MARBLE see Sibley and Marble. USNM. suggest correction
MARC France, c.1840, MIM see Vantier et Marc; see A. Lefrançois. Paris. Soth. 1969; RSW. suggest correction
MARCEL, ARNOLD Holland, 1672-1748, OIM nephew of Antoni van Leeuwenhoek; mathematician and physicist; made lenses. Dordrecht. Rooseboom 1; Daumas 1. suggest correction
MARCELLI, J. Italy, c.1600, MIM Dividers, iron = D.(1972). also marked with a combined "IH." Moskowitz 103. suggest correction
MARCHAL, J. France, 1975, MIM Astrolabe, 1975 = D.(1975). astrolabes made to order. Paris. RSW. suggest correction
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. suggest correction
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. suggest correction
MARCHONI, ALBERTO Italy?, MIM Triangular Instrument = OXFB-127. may be owner. Zinner 1; Josten. suggest correction
MARCKS, C., AND CO. India, PHIM Aneroid Barometer with clock = K. and C. 12/12/73. Bombay and Poona. RSW. suggest correction
MARCUS ANTONIUS see Antonius, Marcus. Michel 1. suggest correction
MARELLI Italy, 1818, PHIM Barometer, 1818 = Linceo G. Beccaria, Milan. signed and dated on float. Milan. Middleton 1. suggest correction
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. suggest correction
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. suggest correction
MARGES, JOHN see John Margas Bryden 9. suggest correction
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). suggest correction
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. suggest correction
MARGUERY France, 1793, MIM Odometer with clockwork, 1793 = DEU. Paris. RSW. suggest correction
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. suggest correction
MARICOURT, PIERRE DE France, 1269, NIM made a magnetic compass in 1269? Michel 19. suggest correction
MARIE France, 1736-60, OIM Microscopes = CNAM, P.C. furnished a lens to l'Observatoire in 1736. Paris. Daumas 1. suggest correction
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. suggest correction
MARIE VEUVE France, c.1760, OIM widow of Marie. Quay de l'Horloge, Paris. Daumas 1. suggest correction
MARII, G. misreading for C. Maru. USNM; Thielmann; RSW. suggest correction
MARING, FRANCIS England, c.1654, apprenticed to John Brown 6 in the Joiners' Company, 1654. Crawforth 7. suggest correction
MARINONE, C. England, PHIM Wheel Barometer = X. Bedford. Goodison 1. suggest correction
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. suggest correction
MARION JEUNE France, PHIM Thermometer = P.C. "breveté." passage de l'Opera 15, Paris. RSW. suggest correction
MARIOT, JAMES Italy; Scotland, c.1742, PHIM barometer and thermometer maker. Sign of the Crown, Gallowgate, Glasgow (1742). Bryden 3; Goodison 1. suggest correction
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. suggest correction
MARITZ, J. Holland, d.1807, MIM The Hague. Rooseboom 1. suggest correction
MARIUS, SIMON Germany, 1609, OIM Telescope, 1609 = DEU. Ansbach. Price 2. suggest correction
MARK AND CO. England, c.1840, PHIM Wheel Barometer = Soth. 7/19/88. Peterborough. RSW. suggest correction
MARKDAINEL, JOHN England, c.1718, apprenticed to John Urings 1 in the Joiners' Company, Nov. 11, 1718. Crawforth 7. suggest correction
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. suggest correction
MARKS AND CO. England, PHIM Wheel Barometer = Christie 1/26/90. may be same as Mark and Co. RSW. suggest correction
MARKS, A.J. England, c.1850, PHIM Barometer = NMM. Bell 2. suggest correction
MARKS, JOHN MATHEW confusion!; the name should be John Marke. Clay and Court; Daumas 1. suggest correction
MARKS, L. England, PHIM Stick Barometers = X, Soth. 5/18/89. York. Goodison 1; RSW. suggest correction
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. suggest correction
MARKS, SOLOMON, AND CO. England, NIM PHIM Marine Barometer = X; Sextant = D.(1990). Cardiff. Goodison 1; RSW. suggest correction
MARKWICK, JACOBUS England, PHIM Stick Barometer = X. probably James Markwick 1 or 2. Goodison 1. suggest correction
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. suggest correction
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. suggest correction
MARLAND, MICHAEL see Michael Marlow 2. Taylor 1(142); RSW. suggest correction
MARLO, M. see Michael Marlow 2. Taylor 1(142); RSW. suggest correction
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. suggest correction
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. suggest correction
MARLOYE France, fl.1840-56, PHIM specializes in acoustic apparatus. Paris. Warner 13. suggest correction
MARNONI, ANTHONI Scotland, fl.1844-49, PHIM spirit hydrometer maker. 34 Brunswick Place, Glasgow. Bryden 3. suggest correction
MARQUART, BALTUS Germany, 1552, MIM Astrolabe Clock, 1552 = P.C. Gunther No. 326. Augsburg; Berlin. Zinner 1; Michel 3; Gunther 1; Bobinger 2 & 3. suggest correction
MARQUART, JAKOB 1 Germany, c.1527-75, MIM Sundial on base of clock, 1567 = VAA. Augsburg. Evans 1; Bobinger 2 & 3. suggest correction
MARQUART, JAKOB 2 Germany, c.1580, MIM Sundial on table clock = ADL-M381. Augsburg. Engelmann 1; Bobinger 2 and 3; ADL; RSW. suggest correction
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. suggest correction
MARR AND ANDERSON Scotland, 1859, PHIM made chemical apparatus; could be either John Marr 2 or Robert Marr. 14 Renfield Street, Glasgow. Bryden 3. suggest correction
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. suggest correction
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. suggest correction
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. suggest correction
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. suggest correction
MARR, ROBERT, AND CO. Scotland, fl.1860-61, PHIM 27 North Albion Street, Glasgow. Bryden 3. suggest correction
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. suggest correction
MARRAND England, 1827, MIM Window Sundial, 1827 = Evans Coll. London. Evans 1. suggest correction
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. suggest correction
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. suggest correction
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. suggest correction
MARRAUD France; England, c.1824, MIM Sundial, vertical, 1824 = OXF. signed "Marraud Londres Février 1824." London (1824). Taylor 2(1824). suggest correction
MARRIOTT France, c.1850, PHIM balance maker. Paris. G.L'E. Turner 24. suggest correction
MARRIOTT, WILLIAM 1 England, fl.1822-40, MIM OIM 38 New Montague Street, Brick Lane, London. Taylor 2(1639); O'Mara. suggest correction
MARRIOTT, WILLIAM 2 England, c.1822, OIM 12 Market Street, Sheffield. Taylor 2(1639). suggest correction
MARSCH, ULRICH Germany, fl.1528-pre-1543, MIM Diptych Sundial, wood = NUR-L85. compass maker. Nürnberg. Zinner 1; Gouk 1; RSW. suggest correction
MARSDEN, THOMAS England, 1749, MIM NIM Backstaff, 1749 = Dr. Jobson Horne Coll. Dewhirst; Clay and Court; Daumas 1; Taylor 2(380). suggest correction
MARSH, B. England, c.1858, PHIM barometer maker. 83 Coleshill Street, Birmingham. Goodison 1. suggest correction
MARSH, HOWARD England, c.1796, apprenticed to Michael Dancer in the Joiners' Company, 1796. Crawforth 7. suggest correction
MARSH, HUMPHREY England, c.1690, MIM Wheel-cutting Machine = NMM. Highworth. Taylor 1(468); Evans 1. suggest correction
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. suggest correction
MARSHALL, JOHN 1 England, c.1682, apprenticed to Daniel Quare 1 in the Clockmakers' Company in 1682. J. Brown 3. suggest correction
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. suggest correction
MARSHALL, JOHN 3 England, c.1758, PHIM Wilson Electrical Machine = Burton Constable. Beverly. Elizabeth Hall; RSW. suggest correction
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. suggest correction
MARSHALL, P. England, PHIM Wheel Barometer = X. Goodison 1. suggest correction
MARSHALL, THOMAS USA, c.1772, invented a type of dip needle; surveyor. Virginia. Bedini 8. suggest correction
MARSHALL, THOMAS HANSON England or USA, c.1830, MIM SIM Surveying Instrument = Soth.-PB pre-1980. RSW. suggest correction
MARSON, F. England, PHIM Wheel Barometer = Christie 12/6/78. London. RSW. suggest correction
MARTEL, P.G. Switzerland, MIM SIM Alidade = GEM. Geneva. Delehar 6. suggest correction
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. suggest correction
MARTIGNONI L'AINE France, c.1840, PHIM Stick Barometer = Drouot Richelieu 4/28/88. Martignoni l'aîné. Mans. RSW. suggest correction
MARTIN 1 see Benjamin Martin. RSW. suggest correction
MARTIN 2 France, MIM OIM SIM Telescopic Level = CNAM. Versailles. Soth. 6/25/68-57 note; Daumas 1. suggest correction
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. suggest correction
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. suggest correction
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. suggest correction
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. suggest correction
MARTIN VON HALL see Hall, Martin von suggest correction
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. suggest correction
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. suggest correction
MARTIN, FELIX England, c.1825, MIM NIM Wind Street, Swansea. Peate. suggest correction
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. suggest correction
MARTIN, HENRY England, c.1850, PHIM scale maker. Reading. RSW. suggest correction
MARTIN, I. Germany, 1693, MIM Universal Ring Sundial, 1693 = Musée Historique de Neuchatel. probably Johann Martin. RSW. suggest correction
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. suggest correction
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. suggest correction
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. suggest correction
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. suggest correction
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. suggest correction
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. suggest correction
MARTIN, THOMAS England, c.1794, apprenticed to James Martin of the Grocers' Company on Feb. 6, 1794. J. Brown 1. suggest correction
MARTIN, W.B. USA, c.1850, engraved globes made by Gilman Joslin. Boston, Mass. Yonge. suggest correction
MARTINDALE, ADAM England, 1623-86, invented a dialing instrument; author. Warrington, Lancashire (1663); Rotherton, Cheshire; Leigh, Lancashire. Taylor 1(211). suggest correction
MARTINELLE, L., AND SONS England, PHIM Wheel Barometer = K. and C. 3/28/73. probably a misreading of L. Martinelli and Sons. RSW. suggest correction
MARTINELLI England, PHIM Wheel Barometer = Soth.-S 1/25/89. London. RSW. suggest correction
MARTINELLI AND SON England, post-1838, OIM PHIM barometer makers; see Lewis Martinelli (3) and Son. 62 King Street, Borough, London. Taylor 2(1929). suggest correction
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. suggest correction
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. suggest correction
MARTINELLI, B. England, PHIM Wheel Barometer = X. Goodison 1. suggest correction
MARTINELLI, D. England, c.1802, PHIM barometer maker. Grays Inn Road, London. Bell 2. suggest correction
MARTINELLI, JR. England, c.1846, OIM PHIM barometer maker. London. Taylor 2(1929). suggest correction
MARTINELLI, L. England, c.1840, PHIM Stick Barometer = Soth.-S 1/27/88. marked "Warranted"; could be Lewis Martinelli 1 or 3. RSW. suggest correction
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. suggest correction
MARTINELLI, LEWIS 1 England, fl.1830-38, OIM PHIM barometer maker. 102 London Road, Brighton. Bell 2; Taylor 2(1929); Dewhirst. suggest correction
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. suggest correction
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. suggest correction
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. suggest correction
MARTINELLI, P. Scotland, PHIM Wheel Barometer = X. Edinburgh. Goodison 1. suggest correction
MARTINELLI, P., RONCHETTI AND CO. England, PHIM Stick Barometer = X; Wheel Barometer = X. Coventry. Goodison 1. suggest correction
MARTINELLI, P.L.D., AND CO. England, fl.1799, PHIM barometer makers. 82 Leather Lane, London. Goodison 1; Bell 2. suggest correction
MARTINELLI, W., AND SONS England, PHIM Wheel Barometer = X. see William Martinelli. 54 Snows Fields, Borough, London. Goodison 1. suggest correction
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. suggest correction
MARTINEZ, D. FRANCISCO Spain, 1781, NIM Lodestone, 1781 = MAN-I 23. Garcia Franco 1. suggest correction
MARTINEZ, JOSE Spain, 1853, NIM Binnacle, 1853 = MAN-I 51; Compass, 1853 = MAN- I 60. Ferrol. Garcia Franco 1. suggest correction
MARTINOIA, G. England, PHIM barometer maker. York. Bell 2. suggest correction
MARTINOIA, G., AND CO. England, PHIM Stick Barometer = X. York. Goodison 1. suggest correction
MARTINOLA, G. misreading for G. Martinoia. Bell 2. suggest correction
MARTINOT France, MIM Armillary Sphere = X. Paris? Pastoreau. suggest correction
MARTINOT, GILLES France, MIM Instrument = D.(1964). Paris. RSW. suggest correction
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. suggest correction
MARTINS see Pistor and Martins. Weil and Baden; RSW. suggest correction
MARTYN, THOMAS England, late 18th Century, T.C.; ship's chandler. No. 208 near King Edward Stairs, Wapping, London. Crawforth 1. suggest correction
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. suggest correction
MARX AND PETLEY Australia, NIM Dividers, navigational = P.C. Sydney. USNM. suggest correction
MARZORATI AND CO. England, PHIM barometer makers. Holborn, London. Bell 2. suggest correction
MARZORATI, E. England, PHIM Stick Barometer = X. Goodison 1. suggest correction
MARZORATTI AND RIVOTTA England, PHIM barometer makers; may be Marzoratti and F. Rivolta 2. Reading. Bell 2. suggest correction
MASCAGNE, DANGELO Italy, PHIM Measure = Koller 11/7/63. Certosino. RSW. suggest correction
MASEFIELD, ROBERT England, 1767, PHIM Stick Barometer, 1767 = X. Birmingham. Goodison 1. suggest correction
MASIC see Masig. RSW. suggest correction
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. suggest correction
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. suggest correction
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. suggest correction
MASON 2 see Rabone and Mason. Goodison 1; Bell 2. suggest correction
MASON 3 see Stanley, Belcher and Mason Ltd. RSW. suggest correction
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. suggest correction
MASON AND TYLER USA, c.1820, PHIM made small tools. Philadelphia, Pa. USNM. suggest correction
MASON AND WRIGHT USA, c.1853, MIM OIM PHIM 13 Quarry, Philadelphia, Pa. USNM. suggest correction
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. suggest correction
MASON, G. Scotland, c.1850, OIM Telescope = DeLuca 8/1/87. Glasgow. RSW. suggest correction
MASON, GEORGE 1 England, c.1674, OIM apprenticed in the Spectaclemakers'Company; free in the Company, 1674. London. Crawforth 6. suggest correction
MASON, GEORGE 2 England, fl.1832-58, MIM PHIM 52 Squirrus Street, Bethnal Green Road, London. Taylor 2(2176); O'Mara. suggest correction
MASON, J. AND E. England, PHIM barometer makers. Worcester. Goodison 1. suggest correction
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. suggest correction
MASON, JAMES 2 England, PHIM Stick Barometer = Christie 4/28/89. 14 Capel Street, Dublin. RSW. suggest correction
MASON, JOHN ABRAHAM England, c.1836, designed "Masons' Hygrometer" in 1836; surgeon. Pentonville, London. G.L'E. Turner 24. suggest correction
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. suggest correction
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. suggest correction
MASON, S. AND T. Ireland, PHIM Stick Barometer = X. surely Seacombe 2 and Thomas C. Mason. 3 Essex Bridge, Dublin. Goodison 1. suggest correction
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. suggest correction
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). suggest correction
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. suggest correction
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. suggest correction
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. suggest correction
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. suggest correction
MASON, T.W. USA, fl.1850-64, MIM NIM PHIM probably related to Alva Mason. 89 South Fifth Street, Philadelphia, Pa. USNM. suggest correction
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. suggest correction
MASON, THOMAS 2 England, fl.1852-56, MIM PHIM succeeded Henry Nelson. 2 Gloucester Street, Queen Square, London. O'Mara. suggest correction
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. suggest correction
MASPOLI see Soldini and Maspoli Goodison 1. suggest correction
MASPOLI, A., AND CO. England, OIM PHIM Wheel Barometer = X. see Augustus Maspoli. Hull. Goodison 1. suggest correction
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. suggest correction
MASPOLI, AUGUSTUS AND JAMES England, fl.1831-35, PHIM barometer makers. 49 Salthouse Lane (1831); 79 Lowgate (1835); both in Hull. Goodison 1. suggest correction
MASPOLI, G. England, PHIM Wheel Barometer = X. probably a misreading of James Maspoli. Hull. Goodison 1. suggest correction
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. suggest correction
MASPOLI, MONTI AND CO. England, c.1825, PHIM Wheel Barometer = X. clockmakers; the partner may have been P. Monti. Sandwich. Goodison 1. suggest correction
MASPOLI, P. England, c.1830, PHIM Wheel Barometer = Soth. 7/6/73. 13 John Street, Westgate, Bradford. RSW. suggest correction
MASPOLI, P. AND V. England, PHIM Wheel Barometer = X. Canterbury. Goodison 1. suggest correction
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. suggest correction
MASSET, LOUIS Switzerland, c.1857, MIM showed in the Great London Exhibition of 1851. Yverdon. G.L'E. Turner 24. suggest correction
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. suggest correction
MASSI, CHARLES England, c.1838, MIM PHIM 38 Seward Street, Goswell Street, London. Taylor 2(2178). suggest correction
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. suggest correction
MASSUCCI, PAUL Italy, 1604, MIM Goniometer, 1604 = FLO-461. Lucca. Bonelli 1; Michel 3. suggest correction
MASSY, HENRY England, MIM Butterfield-type Sundial = Soth. 8/7/54. London. RSW. suggest correction
MASTAGLIO AND MOLTENI England, fl.1841-47, PHIM Wheel Barometer = X. 24-25 Grainger Street, Newcastle-upon-Tyne. Goodison 1; Bell 2. suggest correction
MASTAGLIO AND TACCHI England, fl.1853-62, PHIM T.C.; barometer and thermometer makers. 132 High Street, Bishopwearmouth, Sunderland. Crawforth 1. suggest correction
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). suggest correction
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. suggest correction
MASTERS, J.N. England, PHIM Aneroid Barometer in clock = K. and C. 7/13/73. Rye. RSW. suggest correction
MATHER England, c.1850, OIM Telescope = MSI. Liverpool. USNM. suggest correction
MATHER, JOHN England, c.1824, MIM see Critchley and Mather. 3 North Side Old Dock, Liverpool. Crawforth 6. suggest correction
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. suggest correction
MATHERS, THOMAS Scotland, c.1848, MIM OIM 88 Glassford Street, Glasgow (1848). Bryden 3. suggest correction
MATHESON AND CO. Scotland, NIM Octant = MYS. T.C. in octant box in the Maritime Museum, Horten, Norway. 68 Tolbooth Wynd, Leith. RSW. suggest correction
MATHEWS, JOHN England, c.1742, apprenticed to John Tracy of the Grocers' Company on March 31, 1742. J. Brown 1. suggest correction
MATHEWS, SAMUEL England, c.1694, MIM apprenticed to Thomas Feilder of the Grocers' Company on June 19, 1694. J. Brown 3. suggest correction
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. suggest correction
MATINELLI, W. see William Martinelli. RSW. suggest correction
MATLOCK, TIMOTHY USA, c.1734-1829, MIM Bedini 8. suggest correction
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. suggest correction
MATTHEWS, ALFRED England, PHIM Wheel Barometer = X. Leighton. Goodison 1. suggest correction
MATTHEWS, T. Australia, NIM Artificial Horizon = Cabrillo Marine Museum, Cal. Sydney. USNM. suggest correction
MATTHEWS, T.B. England, OIM Microscope = Christie-SK 11/15/79. 9 Athol Place, Pentonville, London. RSW. suggest correction
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. suggest correction
MATTHEY England, c.1851, MIM see Johnson and Matthey. G.L'E. Turner 24. suggest correction
MATTIE, P., BROS. England, NIM Octant, ebony = D.(1974). North Shields and Cardiff. RSW. suggest correction
MATTMULLER, GERVASIUS Germany; Austria, fl.1645-87, OIM Gervasius Mattmüller; made telescopes for Rheita; "Imperial Court Optician", c.1687. Augsburg; Vienna. Daumas 1; Dewhirst. suggest correction
MAUGHAN, J. England, PHIM Wheel Barometer = X. Beverly. Goodison 1. suggest correction
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. suggest correction
MAULEVAUT see Maulevant Michel 3; RSW. suggest correction
MAURITJ, JOANNIS, DE TISSOTIS c.1800, MIM SIM Surveying Compendium = Drouot Richelieu 4/28/88. Drouot said "Italie?". RSW. suggest correction
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. suggest correction
MAURSTOTTER, MATHIES Germany, c.1719, OIM see Maurstotter und Sterr. Freising. Price 2. suggest correction
MAUTEVAUT misreading of Maulevant. suggest correction
MAVER, J. England, PHIM Wheel Barometer = X. 281 Holborn, London. Goodison 1. suggest correction
MAVER, JOHN England, fl.1832-33, PHIM barometer and thermometer maker. 46 Baldwin Gardens, London. Bell 2; Goodison 1. suggest correction
MAVER, T. England, PHIM Wheel Barometer = K. and C. 10/8/75. London. RSW. suggest correction
MAVERICK, SAMUEL USA, d.1770, apprenticed to Isaac Greenwood 2; killed in the Boston Massacre. Boston, Mass. Bedini 8. suggest correction
MAVERLEY, T. England, 18th Century, PHIM Balance = Phillips 10/5/76. RSW. suggest correction
MAVERO, J. England, PHIM Wheel Barometer = X. 11 Brook Street, Holborn, London. Goodison 1. suggest correction
MAW AND SON England, OIM Microscope = D.(1972). see S. Maw, Son and Thompson. Aldersgate Street, London. Moskowitz 104. suggest correction
MAW, S., AND SON England, c.1890, PHIM Fitzroy-type Barometer = Meteorological Station, Bracknell. London. Middleton 1. suggest correction
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. suggest correction
MAWE England, c.1820, PHIM made sets of solids. 149 Strand, London. Bryden 9. suggest correction
MAWSON AND SWAN England, OIM Microscope = K. and C. 12/15/72. Newcastle-upon-Tyne. RSW. suggest correction
MAWSON, JOHN England, c.1860, T.C.; retailer of optical instruments. 9 Mosley Street, Newcastle-upon-Tyne. Calvert 2. suggest correction
MAWSON, S., AND THOMPSON misreading of S. Maw, Son and Thompson. Christie 10/6/76. suggest correction
MAXAM, RICHARD England, c.1655, apprenticed to Hugh Bolter in the Woodmongers' Company in 1645; free of the Company, 1655. Crawforth 6. suggest correction
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. suggest correction
MAY, JOHANNES Holland, MIM Horizontal Sundial, gilt and silver = PAK-126. Amsterdam. Zinner 1; Parkington Cat.; RSW. suggest correction
MAYCOCK, S.M. England, MIM Compass with prism = La Rochelle 7/16/83. RSW. suggest correction
MAYEN, JOACHIM FREDERIK Germany, c.1744, OIM Microscope = NAC. author; described a type of simple microscope. Dresden. Daumas 1. suggest correction
MAYER 1 France, pre-1782, MIM made a stage for a Magni (Magny) microscope. Paris. Courtanvaux. suggest correction
MAYER 2 Universal Ring Sundial = TIM = Soth. 12/3/76. with an alidade instead of a bridge; Williams' work? RSW. suggest correction
MAYER, JACOP Austria, 18th Century, MIM Pedometer = LOS. Vienna. USNM. suggest correction
MAYER, JOSEF DANILE see Josef Danile Mayr. Lübke; Bobinger 2. suggest correction
MAYER, LAURENTIUS Germany, 1648, MIM Cannon Sight, 1647 = SKO; Artillery Level, 1648 = SKO; Table Sundial, 1648 = SKO. marked "Stuckhaubtman." Price 2; RSW. suggest correction
MAYER, MATTHEW JAMES England, c.1811, MIM held a patent for an "instantaneous light machine." Pentonville, London. Taylor 2(1386). suggest correction
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. suggest correction
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. suggest correction
MAYNARD, WILLIAM France, pre-1690, MIM mentioned by Bonanni in 1690 as an instrument maker. Paris. Dewhirst; Clay and Court. suggest correction
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. suggest correction
MAYNOTT England, 1826, PHIM Set of weights, 1826 = Soth. 9/20/83. RSW. suggest correction
MAYO see Lawrence and Mayo. suggest correction
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. suggest correction
MAYO, THOMAS Scotland, fl.1710-d.1719, NIM ship's chandler; may have made nautical instruments. on the Shore, Leith. Bryden 3. suggest correction
MAYO, WILLIAM England, c.1750, apprenticed to Joshua Bourne in the Joiners' Company, July 3, 1756. Crawforth 7. suggest correction
MAYR, JOSEF DANILE Germany, 1713-73, MIM Augsburg-type Sundial = KAS. Augsburg. Bobinger 2; Lübke; Zinner 1. suggest correction
MAYR, WOLFGANG Germany, 1604, MIM Multiple Sundial, 1604 = VIE. Munich. Zinner 1; Evans 1; Michel 3. suggest correction
MAZILIER France, MIM Planetarium on top of clock = Drouot 12/21/66. Metz. RSW. suggest correction
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. suggest correction
MAZZOLETTI England, 19th Century, PHIM Wheel Barometer = Phillips 11/16/88. 81 High Holborn, London. RSW. suggest correction
MAZZUCHI England, PHIM see A. Satorelli and Mazzuchi. Aylesbury. Goodison 1. suggest correction
MAZZUCHI AND CO. England, c.1820, PHIM Wheel Barometer = Soth.-S 5/19/88. see B. Mazzuchi and Co. Gloucester. RSW. suggest correction
MAZZUCHI, B., AND CO. England, PHIM Wheel Barometer = X. Gloucester. Goodison 1. suggest correction
MCALL misreading for M'Call. RSW. suggest correction
MCALLISTER 1 England, PHIM Wheel Barometer = X. London. Goodison 1. suggest correction
MCALLISTER 2 USA, c. 1875, OIM Telescope = D.(1987). "optician." New York, N.Y. Coffeen 15. suggest correction
MCALLISTER AND BARETTA USA, c.1850, MIM SIM Transit = X. Smart 1. suggest correction
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. suggest correction
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. suggest correction
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. suggest correction
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. suggest correction
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. suggest correction
MCARTHUR OIM Compact Microscope = Christie 10/6/76. RSW. suggest correction
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. suggest correction
MCCLUER, H. USA, c.1834, McCluer patented a sundial in 1834. Hamburg, N.Y. USNM. suggest correction
MCCORMICK, JAMES USA, c.1854, MIM NIM PHIM New York, N.Y. USNM. suggest correction
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. suggest correction
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. suggest correction
MCCULLOCH, A. England, c.1840, OIM Microscope = KEN. 18 Blucher Street, Birmingham. Bryden 9. suggest correction
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. suggest correction
MCDONALD, JAMES 1 England, 1797, Sextant, 1797 = PEA. probably the owner. Brewington 1; RSW. suggest correction
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. suggest correction
MCDONALD, JAMES 3 Scotland, fl.1854-57, PHIM 37 Union Street (1854); 192 Argyle Street (1855-57); both in Glasgow. Bryden 3. suggest correction
MCDONALD, P., AND CO. Scotland, PHIM Sike's Hydrometer = Christie-SK 7/10/80. Glasgow. RSW. suggest correction
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. suggest correction
MCGREAVES AND CO. Scotland; England, NIM Sextant = Soth. 12/2/74. Glasgow; Greenock?; Liverpool. RSW. suggest correction
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. suggest correction
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. suggest correction
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. suggest correction
MCHUGH, M. England, c.1840, PHIM Wheel Barometer = X. McHugh. Staleybridge. Goodison 1; Bell 2. suggest correction
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. suggest correction
MCLACHLAN, JOHN England, 1791, MIM apprenticed to Colin Mackenzie; free of the Clockmakers' Company on Sept. 5, 1791. Clay and Court. suggest correction
MCNUTT, WM. MIM Bevel Gauge, wood = PMS. RSW. suggest correction
MCPHERSON, R. Scotland, fl.1825-26, PHIM Stick Barometer = X; Wheel Barometer = X. McPherson, carver and gilder. High Street, Dumfries. Goodison 1; Bell 2. suggest correction
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. suggest correction
MCQUIBAN, JAMES Scotland?, MIM Orrery, brass = P.C. (1983) = Auction, London. RSW suggest correction
MCQUIBAN, WILLIAM Scotland, NIM Octant, large, ebony = Christie 6/7/72. Forres. RSW. suggest correction
ME 1802, MIM Pocket Sundial, 1802, round, wood = Pugsley Sale. RSW. suggest correction
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. suggest correction
MEARS, JNO. England, c.1770, MIM Garden Sundial = P.C. Cloth Lane, London. Queries, S.I.S. Bull. 1, 1983. suggest correction
MEARS, JOS. Water Clock, dated 1697 = ADL-A121. modern work. ADL; RSW. suggest correction
MEARS, R. England, c.1830, PHIM Wheel Barometer and Thermometer = K. & C. 3/19/75; Wheel Barometer = X. Boston. Goodison 1; RSW. suggest correction
MEATING misreading for Heating. RSW. suggest correction
MEBEL misreading for Nebel Mystic Seaport, Conn.; RSW. suggest correction
MEDCALF, S. England, PHIM Wheel Barometer = X. Steeple Bumstead. Goodison 1. suggest correction
MEDICI, PETER England, PHIM Wheel Barometer = X. Newcastle. Goodison 1. suggest correction
MEDICI, RUDOLF Germany, d.1430, MIM Equatorium = Stams Stift. Augsburg. Zinner 1. suggest correction
MEDINA, PEDRO Spain, c.1540, author of books on navigation. Seville. Michel 3. suggest correction
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. suggest correction
MEDINGER, F. USA, T.C. New York, N.Y. Moskowitz 101. suggest correction
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. suggest correction
MEDTMAN, ANTONIUS see T.M. Olivia Brown 2. suggest correction
MEEKE England, Garden Sundial, 1665 = Christie 9/11/86. reproduction. Dover. RSW. suggest correction
MEER, I. VAN DER Holland, 1767, MIM Wall Sundial, 1767 = Fundatie van Renswoude. Utrecht. Rooseboom 1; de Rijk. suggest correction
MEEUWIG, H. Holland, c.1865, MIM SIM Surveyor's Cross = D.(1982). Haarlem. Coffeen A. suggest correction
MEGAREY variant spelling for Megary, which see. RSW. suggest correction
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. suggest correction
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. suggest correction
MEGELE France, MIM Compass Sundial, round = Soth. 5/10/54. Vienne. RSW. suggest correction
MEGELE, JOSEPH Italy, 1775, OIM mechanician at the Milan Observatory, 1775. Milan. Daumas 1. suggest correction
MEGNIE LE JEUNE Mégnié le Jeune; see Pierre Bernard Mégnié. Daumas 1. suggest correction
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. suggest correction
MEHLHOM UND SOHN Germany, fl.1845-46, PHIM Thermometer = DRE. Dresden. RSW. suggest correction
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. suggest correction
MEIKLE, HENRY England, fl.1819-28, MIM PHIM made a syphon-hydrometer in 1828. London. Taylor 2(1387). suggest correction
MEINUNG, CARL LUDWIG USA, fl.1743-1817, MIM SIM Surveyor's Scale = Old Salem, Inc., North Carolina. surveyor. Salem, North Carolina. Bedini 8. suggest correction
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. suggest correction
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. suggest correction
MEKKEN, JAN Holland, MIM made astronomical clocks. Wieringen. Rooseboom 1. suggest correction
MELA AND CO. England, PHIM barometer makers. Bell 2. suggest correction
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. suggest correction
MELIA France, c.1820, PHIM Wheel Barometer = D.(1989). RSW. suggest correction
MELLEN see Melling. RSW. suggest correction
MELLER, JOSEPH England, fl.1825-26, PHIM barometer maker. 28 Princes Street, Birmingham. Bell 2; Goodison 1; Taylor 2(1642). suggest correction
MELLIN see Melling. Goodison 1. suggest correction
MELLIN, JOHN see John Melling. Court and von Rohr 3(V); Daumas 1; Clay and Court; Goodison 1. suggest correction
MELLING see Dawson and Melling. RSW. suggest correction
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. suggest correction
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. suggest correction
MELLING, EDWARD, AND CO. England, fl.1847-51, MIM Liverpool. Bryden 9. suggest correction
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). suggest correction
MELLINGER, JOHANN Germany, fl.1567-93, MIM Sundial, round, wood = Braunschweig Stadtische Museum. Halle; Jena; Celle. Zinner 1. suggest correction
MELLINS see Melling. Goodison 1. suggest correction
MELLISH, MR. probably Melling. Taylor 1(359); Goodison 1. suggest correction
MELLONI, MACEDONIO Italy; France1798-1854, improved the design of the thermopile. Parma; Paris (1831-39); Italy. G.L'E. Turner 24. suggest correction
MELLORIO, JOAO AND M.ALZ Portugal, c.1800, NIM Compass = LIM. RSW. suggest correction
MELVILLE England, c.1800, PHIM Stick Barometer = Bearne's 2/17/92. London. RSW. suggest correction
MELVILLE, DUNDAS, AND WHITSON England, MIM SIM Surveying Instrument = Soth. 1/27/75. RSW. suggest correction
MELVILLE, GEORGE, AND CO. England, c.1830, OIM 126 Great Hampton Street, Birmingham; 17 Thavies Inn, Holborn, London. Taylor 2(1935). suggest correction
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. suggest correction
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. suggest correction
MENAN misreading for Menant? Wray. suggest correction
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. suggest correction
MENARD see Le Bas et Ménard. Daumas 1. suggest correction
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. suggest correction
MENAUT misreading for Menant. Drouot 11/7/75. suggest correction
MENDE Germany, c.1780, MIM Sundial = FIN-177. Freiburg. RSW. suggest correction
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. suggest correction
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. suggest correction
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. suggest correction
MENEELY AND CLATHOUT misreading for Oothout RSW. suggest correction
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. suggest correction
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. suggest correction
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. suggest correction
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. suggest correction
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. suggest correction
MENEELY, GEORGE RODNEY USA, 1831-1915, MIM SIM younger son of Andrew Meneely; see Andrew Meneely's Sons. West Troy, N.Y. Smart 1. suggest correction
MENNGER, HANS Germany, 1567, MIM member of compass maker guild; Master, 1567. Nürnberg. Gouk 1. suggest correction
MENNINGER, HANS Germany, 1542, MIM member of compass maker guild; Master, 1542. Nürnberg. Gouk 1. suggest correction
MENUSIER, HIERONIMUS see Jérôme Vize. Michel 3; Evans 1; Price 3; Ward 4; RSW. suggest correction
MENZEL, WILIBALDUS Germany?, 1566, MIM Astrolabe, ICA-630, 1566 = St. Paul Stiftsgym. Price 1; ICA 2; Zinner 1. suggest correction
MENZIES, A. England, NIM Telescope, nautical = D.(1976). King's Parade, Cambridge. RSW. suggest correction
MERAS, HIERONYMOUS Italy, 17th Century, MIM Pin-gnomon Sundial = VEN-14. for 45° latitude. Venice. Price 2; Evans 1. suggest correction
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. suggest correction
MERCER, J.H. England, PHIM Wheel Barometer = X. Appleby. Goodison 1. suggest correction
MERCHANT, ROBERT England, fl.1740, MIM NIM Backstaff, 1740 = CNAM. might have been a Frenchman. Ithaca; Daumas 1; Taylor 2(383); RSW. suggest correction
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. suggest correction
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. suggest correction
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). suggest correction
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). suggest correction
MERILL AND DAVIES see Merrill and Davis RSW. suggest correction
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. suggest correction
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. suggest correction
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. suggest correction
MERLINE, PAOLI England, c.1858, PHIM barometer and thermometer maker. 72 Hatton Garden, London. Bell 2; Goodison 1. suggest correction
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). suggest correction
MERRIAM USA, 1852, MIM Celestial Globe, 1852 = D. Troy, N.Y. Coffeen II. suggest correction
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. suggest correction
MERRIAM AND TROY misreading for Merriam, Troy, N.Y. Coffeen II. suggest correction
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. suggest correction
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. suggest correction
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. suggest correction
MERRILL see Morrell RSW. suggest correction
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. suggest correction
MERRILL AND SONS see Robert Merrill and Sons. Moskowitz 103. suggest correction
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. suggest correction
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. suggest correction
MERRILL, GEORGE W. USA, 1838-1905 z, MIM NIM younger son of Robert Merrill; see Robert Merrill and Sons. Smart 1. suggest correction
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. suggest correction
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. suggest correction
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. suggest correction
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. suggest correction
MERRILL, WILLIAM G. USA, 1828-1898, MIM NIM older son of Robert Merrill; see Robert Merrill and Sons. Smart 1. suggest correction
MERTHEN Germany, 17th Century, MIM Astronomical Compendium = BUD. Zinner 1. suggest correction
MERUAND misreading for Meurand. Roux-Devilas, 1967. suggest correction
MERULA, CAROLUS JOSEPH Italy, 1727, MIM Micrometer, 1727 = ADL-M113. Milan. Michel 3; Engelmann 1; ADL; RSW. suggest correction
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. suggest correction
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. suggest correction
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. suggest correction
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. suggest correction
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. suggest correction
MERZ, LUDWIG Germany, 1817-58, OIM worked with his father, Georg Merz and his brother, Sigmund, from 1845 to 1858. Munich. USNM. suggest correction
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. suggest correction
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. suggest correction
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. suggest correction
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. suggest correction
MESSIER France, 1800, MIM Celestial Globe, 1800 = CNAM-769. Con. Nat'l 1. suggest correction
MESSIN, C. France?, 1613, MIM Astronomical Compendium, gilt brass and wood, red leather case, 1613 = HAY. RSW. suggest correction
MESSITER, JOHN MIM Dividers, steel points, 1698 = VCW. RSW. suggest correction
MESTREL, ANTHOINE France, 1551, MIM Astrolabe, 1551 = OXF B-22. ICA-414. Paris. Bonelli 1; Price 1; ICA 2. suggest correction
MESTRII, ANTHONY see Anthoine Mestrel. Bonelli 4; RSW. suggest correction
METCALF England, 1652, MIM Sundial, square, copper, 1652 = Soth. 7/7/55 London. RSW. suggest correction
METCALFE USA, 1710, MIM Garden Sundial, 1710 = American Heritage Society Auction, 1972. RSW. suggest correction
METCALFE, JO. England, fl.1765-66, MIM Evans 1. suggest correction
METINIER MD. France, c.1825, MIM Sector = Christie 9/11/86. Metinier Md. à la Flotte d'Angleterre, Paris. RSW. suggest correction
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. suggest correction
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. suggest correction
METIUS, JAMES Holland, 1608, OIM claimed to have invented the telescope in 1608. Michel 3; Dewhirst. suggest correction
METTEL, GEORG Germany, fl.1740-75, PHIM Barometer with Thermometer = DRE. Nürnberg. RSW. suggest correction
METTEL, JOHANN Germany, d.1730, MIM Horizontal Sundial = H. Gouse Coll., Paris. Nürnberg. Zinner 1; Lunardi; MADEX. suggest correction
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. suggest correction
METTELIN, M. see Mettlin, M. Zinner 1. suggest correction
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. suggest correction
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. suggest correction
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. suggest correction
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. suggest correction
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. suggest correction
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. suggest correction
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. suggest correction
METZ, COENRAAD FIBUS 2 Holland, b.1732, MIM married in 1753. Kalverstraat, Amsterdam. Rooseboom 1. suggest correction
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. suggest correction
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. suggest correction
METZBER misreading for Metzger. Moreux. suggest correction
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. suggest correction
MEULAN France, c.1790, dealer in physical and chemical apparatus. Paris. Daumas 1. suggest correction
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. suggest correction
MEULEN, CORNELIS JACOBS VAN DER Holland, 1805-78, MIM Tellurium, Lunarium and Planispherium = Eise Eisinga's house, Franeker. Sneek. Rooseboom 1; RSW. suggest correction
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. suggest correction
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. suggest correction
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. suggest correction
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. suggest correction
MEUREUS, G. Italy, fl.1590-1620, MIM Universal Ring Sundial = OXF. Rome. Evans 1; Gunther 2; Michel 3. suggest correction
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. suggest correction
MEURON France, 1779, MIM Equatorial Sundial, 1779 = Christie 12/18/74. Paris. RSW. suggest correction
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. suggest correction
MEURS, RUTGERUS VAN Holland, c.1775, MIM made a clockwork planetarium. Amsterdam. Rooseboom 1. suggest correction
MEURTHIN, J. Sweden, c.1830, MIM SIM Mining Compass = X. watchmaker. Gärle. Pipping 1. suggest correction
MEWES, PHILIPPE DE France, 17th Century, MIM Horizontal Sundial, silver = Bernard Coll. = NMM-Caird. Paris. RSW. suggest correction
MEYEN see Mayen Daumas 1. suggest correction
MEYER England, PHIM Wheel Barometer = X. Abingdon. Goodison 1. suggest correction
MEYER AND FRAUNHOFER Germany, c.1836, OIM Telescope, refracting = U.S. Exploring Expedition, 1836. purchased by Chas. Wilkes for the Expedition. USNM. suggest correction
MEYER, EUGENE MIM Sundial = MYS. RSW. suggest correction
MEYER, HENDRIK Holland, fl.1723-29, PHIM Pyrometer = UTR. Utrecht. Rooseboom 1. suggest correction
MEYER, J.S. Holland, c.1750, MIM Instrument = LEY. Amsterdam. Rooseboom 1; USNM. suggest correction
MEYERS, GEORGE Ireland, fl.1819-20, PHIM barometer maker. 104 High Street, Belfast. Morrison-Low and Burnett. suggest correction
MEYERS, PHILIP see Philip Myers. Taylor 2(1945); Goodison 1. suggest correction
MEYERSTEIN, M. Germany, 20th Century, NIM Borda Circle = BRE. Göttingen. RSW. suggest correction
MEYJES JEREMIASZ, FRANS Holland, 1782-1823, NIM Crown Compasses = AMST, KRO, P.C.,etc. brother of Johannes Meyjes Jeremiasz. Amsterdam. Mörzer Bruyns 1 & 2. suggest correction
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. suggest correction
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. suggest correction
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. suggest correction
MEYNIER 1 France, 1724, MIM SIM made an odometer in 1724. Paris. Beckmann. suggest correction
MEYNIER 2 see Mégnié. Daumas 1. suggest correction
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. suggest correction
MEYSEL, JO. GE. Austria, c.1810, MIM Drawing Instrument = Koller, May 1972. Vienna. RSW. suggest correction
MICELI, ANTONIO c.1850, MIM Sandglass, 14-second = D.(1983). Coffeen C. suggest correction
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. suggest correction
MICHALON France, 18th Century, MIM Compass, spherical = SPI-2826. Paris. Michel 3. suggest correction
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. suggest correction
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. suggest correction
MICHEL, JOHAN JOST Holland, fl.1763-72, MIM made metal instruments. The Hague. Rooseboom 1. suggest correction
MICHELL, LEWIS USA, MIM SIM Surveying Instrument, open sights = P.C. patterned after a Rittenhouse instrument. Price 2. suggest correction
MICHL, ANT. JOHANN MIM Sundial, octagonal = FIN-214. RSW. suggest correction
MIDDLETON, CHRISTOPHER England, fl.1720-41, R.N.; F.R.S., 1727; devised an azimuth compass. Taylor 2(290); DNB. suggest correction
MIDGLEY, JONATHAN England, MIM Rule, eight-inch = Evans Coll. Evans 1. suggest correction
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. suggest correction
MIELLER, LIENHART Germany, 1621, MIM Diptych Sundial, ivory, 1621 = Gersaint, La Rochelle 7/23/94. surely Lienhart Mieler. RSW. suggest correction
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. suggest correction
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. suggest correction
MILCHMEYER Germany, c.1760, OIM Microscope, simple = X. Frankfort-am-Main. Daumas 1. suggest correction
MILER, JORG Germany, c.1610, MIM Sundial, ivory = Goldschmied Coll. = NMM-Caird. may be Jorg Miller. Zinner 1; NMM 2; RSW. suggest correction
MILER, LIENHART variant spelling for Lienhart Miller. RSW. suggest correction
MILER, LINHARD variant spelling for Lienhart Miller. RSW. suggest correction
MILES AND CO. England, PHIM Balance, iron and brass = Christie-SK 11/27/86. RSW. suggest correction
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. suggest correction
MILES, SEPTIMUS England, PHIM Wheel Barometer = D.(1976). Ludgate Street, London. RSW. suggest correction
MILESIO, D. Ireland, PHIM Wheel Barometer = X. Belfast. Goodison 1. suggest correction
MILESON, ABEL England, fl.1838-68, MIM PHIM 23 Emmett Street, Limehouse Hole, London. Taylor 2(2182); O'Mara. suggest correction
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. suggest correction
MILIETUS, CHRISTOPHORUS 1575, MIM Astrolabe, 1575 = P.C. ICA-3038. ICA 2; RSW. suggest correction
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. suggest correction
MILLARD AND SON England, fl.1836-38, MIM OIM PHIM Joseph Millard and Son; barometer makers. 24 Coppice Row, Clerkenwell, London. Bell 2. suggest correction
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). suggest correction
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). suggest correction
MILLARD, THOMAS England, fl.1851-57, OIM Telescope, four-draw = D.(1988). "Optician." 334 Oxford Street (London). Rinaldi 22. suggest correction
MILLER see the various members of the German and Scottish Miller family; see also Miler and Müller. Gouk 1; RSW. suggest correction
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. suggest correction
MILLER AND M'COLL Scotland, c.1818, MIM George Miller and M'Coll. 116 Stockwell, Glasgow. Bryden 3. suggest correction
MILLER, A.P. CARLO see A.P. Carlo Müller. Evans 1. suggest correction
MILLER, CASPAR Germany, 1564, MIM Diptych Sundial = X. member of compass maker guild; Master, 1564. Nürnberg. Gouk 1. suggest correction
MILLER, GEORGE Scotland, c.1819, MIM worked with M'Coll as Miller and M'Coll in 1818. 116 Stockwell, Glasgow. Bryden 3. suggest correction
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. suggest correction
MILLER, HANS 2 Germany, 1564, MIM member of the compass maker guild; Master in 1564. Nürnberg. Gouk 1. suggest correction
MILLER, HANS 3 Germany, 1613, MIM member of compass maker guild; married in 1613. Nürnberg. Gouk 1. suggest correction
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. suggest correction
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. suggest correction
MILLER, HANS 6 Germany, Diptych Sundial = X. member of compass maker guild; mark is shield with flower and star. Nürnberg. Gouk 1; RSW. suggest correction
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). suggest correction
MILLER, JORG Germany, 1564, MIM Diptych Sundial, ivory = X. Nürnberg. Gouk 1. suggest correction
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. suggest correction
MILLER, JOST France, fl.1609-16, MIM Gunnery Level, 1609 = BM; Sector, 1616 = FLO. Strasburg. Michel 3; Price 3; Ward 4; Bonelli 1. suggest correction
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. suggest correction
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. suggest correction
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. suggest correction
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. suggest correction
MILLER, S.R. USA, c.1835, designed a surveying compass; submitted it to the Patent Office on Oct. 22, 1835. Front Royal, Va. USNM. suggest correction
MILLESIO, D. England, c.1820, PHIM Wheel Barometer = Soth.-Bill. 4/21/93. Kendal. RSW. suggest correction
MILLIKAN AND LAWLEY England, 19th Century, MIM Drawing Instrument Set = Christie 4/3/85. 161 Strand, London. RSW. suggest correction
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. suggest correction
MILLIS, WILLIAM England, c.1750, T.C.; wire-drawer. at the Black Horse, opposite the Church in Crooked Lane, London. Crawforth 1. suggest correction
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. suggest correction
MILLS, GEORGE 2 England, fl.1825-38, MIM PHIM 82 Parsons Street, Ratcliff Highway, London. Taylor 2(1646). suggest correction
MILLS, HARRIET England, OIM T.C.; widow of Robert Mills. London. RSW. suggest correction
MILLS, J. England, 19th Century, PHIM Wheel Barometer = Phillips 1/30/84. Bury. Bell 2; RSW. suggest correction
MILLS, JOHN England, c.1714, MIM apprenticed to Samuel Mason of the Clockmakers' Company on Jan. 18, 1714. J. Brown 3. suggest correction
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). suggest correction
MILLS, WILLIAM England, fl.1799-1824, PHIM Wheel Barometer = X. signed "W. Mills London." London. Goodison 1. suggest correction
MILNE, ALEXANDER England, 1806-96, PHIM Barometers = NMM, KEN. Admiral Sir Alexander Milne. Bell 2; NMM 2; Middleton 1. suggest correction
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. suggest correction
MILNER, HANS 1 Germany, c.1625, MIM Diptych Sundials, ivory = ADL-W29, BASH. the punchmark is a bat. Nürnberg. Ackermann 1; ADL; RSW. suggest correction
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. suggest correction
MILNER, JASPER Germany, 16th Century, MIM Diptych Sundial, ivory = KEN (inv. 1938-371). RSW. suggest correction
MILNER, KASPAR variant reading for Jaspar Milner. Zinner 1. suggest correction
MILNER, LIENHART misreading for Lienhart Miller. Soth. 2/26/62. suggest correction
MILSDOERFFER, JEAN GEORG Germany, c.1750, OIM Berlin. Clay and Court. suggest correction
MINGUET, PABLO Spain, c.1763, OIM T.C.; may be Paulus. Madrid. Calvert 2. suggest correction
MINOLLA, G. England, PHIM Stick Barometer = X. 39 Leather Lane, London. Goodison 1. suggest correction
MINORETTI, JOHN England, fl.1845-50, PHIM barometer maker. Loseby Lane; Hotel Street; both in Leicester. Bell 2. suggest correction
MINOSA, S. England, c.1790, PHIM barometer maker. Leather Lane, London. Bell 2. suggest correction
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. suggest correction
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. suggest correction
MIOTTI, VINCENTIUS Italy, 1717, MIM SIM Sundial, 1717 = X; Alidade = LOS. Rome. Evans 1; USNM. suggest correction
MIRANDA, JOSEP' DA COSTA Portugal, 1711, MIM Marine Compass, 1711 = WHI. Lisbon. Maddison 6; Bryden 17; J.A. Bennett 1. suggest correction
MIRE, LEONHARDT misreading for Leonhardt Miller. Phillips 9/16/81. suggest correction
MIRVAULT France, 19th Century, NIM Repeating Circle = La Rochelle 7/16/83. 47 rue Grenéta, Paris. RSW. suggest correction
MITAINE France, c.1855, MIM Equatorial Sundial = Versailles 4/17/83. signed "l'Ingénieur Mitaine Opticien fabricant." Place Vendome No 2, Paris. RSW. suggest correction
MITCHELL AND BALE England, fl.1814-15, MIM 65 Lower East Smithfield, London. Taylor 2(1389). suggest correction
MITSDORFER, JOHANN GEORG Germany, fl.1740-60, OIM Microscope = KEN; Heliostat, 1753 = DEU. Mitsdörfer. Berlin. Daumas 1; A.J. Turner 10. suggest correction
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. suggest correction
MITZKO, HENRY THOMAS England, c.1838, MIM PHIM 36 St. John's Lane, Clerkenwell, London. Taylor 2(2183). suggest correction
MODD England, PHIM Wheel Barometer = X. Donnington. Goodison 1. suggest correction
MODESTIN, JOSEPH Czechoslovakia, 18th Century, MIM Equatorial Mechanical Sundial = KEN. Chrudin, Bohemia. Michel 3. suggest correction
MOELLINGER, K.H. Germany, MIM Berlin. Evans 1. suggest correction
MOFFETT AND BLACKBURN England, PHIM T.C.; scale makers. 126 Minories, London. Calvert 2. suggest correction
MOGEY, W. AND D. USA, c.1850, OIM Telescope, refracting = Soth. 3/10/87. Bayonne, N.J. RSW. suggest correction
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. suggest correction
MOGINIE England, OIM Microscopes = Melun 4/24/83, Christie-SK 5/10/77. 14 Ridinghouse, London. RSW. suggest correction
MOGINIE, SAMUEL England, fl.1820-42, PHIM barometer maker. Pimlico, London. Bell 2. suggest correction
MOISETTE see Gaggini et Moisette RSW. suggest correction
MOLARBY, MICHAEL England, PHIM barometer maker. Builth. Bell 2. suggest correction
MOLBERG, P. MEN. Sweden, PHIM Stick Barometer = NOR. Stockholm. RSW. suggest correction
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. suggest correction
MOLER, JACOB Germany, MIM Sundial = Drecker Coll. = DPW. marked "Aquius Civitas." Aachen. Zinner 1; Evans 1. suggest correction
MOLESWORTH England, PHIM Stick Barometer = X. Goodison 1. suggest correction
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. suggest correction
MOLINARI, A. England, fl.1836-40, PHIM barometer maker. Leather Lane, London. Bell 2. suggest correction
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. suggest correction
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. suggest correction
MOLINARI, B. England, c.1840, PHIM Wheel Barometer = Christie-SK 5/15/96. Plymouth. RSW. suggest correction
MOLINARI, D. England, 19th Century, PHIM Wheel Barometer = Christie-SK 4/17/86. Halesworth. RSW. suggest correction
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. suggest correction
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. suggest correction
MOLLER, HEINRICH MATTHIAS Germany, c.1800, PHIM Gold Balance = HAK. Heinrich Matthias Möller. Hamburg. RSW. suggest correction
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. suggest correction
MOLLER, M. England, c.1800, PHIM Stick Barometer = Soth. 12/14/95. Birmingham. RSW. suggest correction
MOLLINGER, JOSEPH Germany, MIM OIM Microscopes = LEY, DEU; Sundial = Bernal-3962. Neustadt. Clay and Court; RSW. suggest correction
MOLLISON, ALEXANDER England, c.1825, MIM PHIM 17 Chapman Street, Islington, London. Taylor 2(1651). suggest correction
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. suggest correction
MOLT, JOH. ALBERT Germany, 1756, MIM Diptych Sundial, wood, 1758 = ULM. marked "Gnomonicus Lauracensis." Zinner 1. suggest correction
MOLTANI 1 see Molteni Taylor 2(2179); Bell 2. suggest correction
MOLTANI 2 see Mastaglio, Fornelli and Moltani. Taylor 2(2179). suggest correction
MOLTEN, F., AND CO. England, PHIM Stick Barometer = X. might be Francis Molton. Goodison 1. suggest correction
MOLTEN, JOSEPH Holland, 1779, PHIM Stick Barometer, 1779 = Christie-NY 4/19/89. "inv. et fecit." Amsterdam. RSW. suggest correction
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. suggest correction
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. suggest correction
MOLTENI, A. 2 England, PHIM Wheel Barometer = X. Wigan. Goodison 1. suggest correction
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. suggest correction
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. suggest correction
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. suggest correction
MOLTENI, J. France, c.1855, NIM Sextant, No. 2429 = Gersaint 7/20/96. Paris. RSW. suggest correction
MOLTENI, J. AND A. (3) France, c.1830, PHIM Stick Barometer = Soth., 6/6/96. Paris. RSW. suggest correction
MOLTENI, J., ET CIE. France, OIM Telescope = AMST. Paris. Mörzer Bruyns 1. suggest correction
MOLTENO France, MIM Cannon Sundial = CAS. for latitude 51° 30'; might be a misreading for Molteni. RSW. suggest correction
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. suggest correction
MOLTHER, JOHANNES Germany, c.1619, designed a tricuspid compass and a proportional compass. Hesse. Offenbacher 37. suggest correction
MOLTIN see Molton. Bell 2. suggest correction
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. suggest correction
MOLTON, FRANCIS, AND CO. England, c.1820, PHIM Wheel Barometer = D.(1975). Bell 2; RSW. suggest correction
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. suggest correction
MOLYNEUX AND COPE England, fl.1820-40, MIM made sidereal clocks; see Molyneux. London. USNM. suggest correction
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. suggest correction
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). suggest correction
MOMPUTO MORI Sundial = K. and C. 11/24/76. probably a motto: "Non Puto Mori." RSW. suggest correction
MONAGHAN, JAMES Ireland, fl.1760-62, PHIM weather-glass maker. Winetavern Street, Dublin. Morrison-Low and Burnett. suggest correction
MONASTERI, L., AND CO. England, PHIM Wheel Barometers = X (3). Darlington. Goodison 1. suggest correction
MONCONYS, BALTHAZER DE France, 1611-65, designed a microscope with a field lens, c.1660. Clay and Court; A.J. Turner 10; Middleton 1. suggest correction
MONFRINO England, c.1810, PHIM see Cermenati and Monfrino. Boston. Comstock; USNM. suggest correction
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. suggest correction
MONILLER France, MIM Instrument = BM. Paris. Evans 1. suggest correction
MONK England, fl.1772-85, MIM PHIM made pyrometers; clockmaker. Taylor 2(747). suggest correction
MONK AND MERIGOT England, 1807, MIM PHIM Pyrometrical Thermometer = Auction, 1807. Monk and Mérigot. Taylor 2(747). suggest correction
MONNS, ELIZABETH USA, 1820, MIM Terrestrial Globe, 1820 = Yale U., Conn. Setauket, Long Island, N.Y. Yonge. suggest correction
MONTANARI, GEMINIANO Italy, 1633-87, invented "stadia", an idea of putting parallel cross hairs in a telescope. Wynter and Turner. suggest correction
MONTAUBAN, A. France, c.1720, MIM Water Level = P.C. (1987). RSW. suggest correction
MONTAUDON, J. USA, c.1838, MIM invented an instrument to measure distance. Washington, D.C. Taylor 2(2185). suggest correction
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. suggest correction
MONTHI England, see Barnaschoni and Monthi or Bernaschoni and Monthi. Goodison 1. suggest correction
MONTI see Maspoli, Monti and Co; see Bernasconi and Monti. RSW. suggest correction
MONTI AND BESERGA England, PHIM barometer makers. Bell 2. suggest correction
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. suggest correction
MONTI, FRANCOIS, ET FILS Italy, c.1850, OIM Telescope, refracting = Christie 9/11/86. signed "François Monti et Fils à Turin." Turin. RSW. suggest correction
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. suggest correction
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. suggest correction
MONTI, P., AND CO. England, PHIM Wheel Barometer with Thermometer = Soth. 5/14/87. Lewes. RSW. suggest correction
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. suggest correction
MONTINI England, PHIM see Vanini and Montini; barometer makers. Peterborough. Goodison 1. suggest correction
MOODY England, c.1870, Sundial = Evans Coll. also marked "J. Jewsbury Birmingham" a noted manufacturer of reproductions. Birmingham. Evans 1; Price 2. suggest correction
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. suggest correction
MOOLEN, S. VANDE Holland, 1701, MIM Quadrant, Roias projection on reverse, 1701 = Soth. 11/16/87. RSW. suggest correction
MOON SENR. England, c.1850, PHIM Stick Barometer = Christie 12/8/76. "from Dollonds"; probably John Moon. 215 High Street, Islington. RSW. suggest correction
MOON, J. 1 England, 1786, MIM Garden Sundial, stone, 1786 = VCW. marked "Sarum Lat. 51° 6'." Salisbury. Price 2. suggest correction
MOON, J. 2 England, c.1852, NIM may be the same as John Moon. 31 1/2 Limekiln Hill, London. O'Mara. suggest correction
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. suggest correction
MOON, THOMAS England, c.1669, NIM "an ingenious smith." Bristol. Sturmy; Clay and Court. suggest correction
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). suggest correction
MOOR, ANN England, c.1762, MIM Set of Regular Solids, boxwood = Burton Constable. Elizabeth Hall; RSW. suggest correction
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. suggest correction
MOOR, WILLEM Holland, c.1600, MIM Astrolabes and Quadrants, 1600 = Jacob van Neck's Expedition. Mörzer Bruyns 2. suggest correction
MOORE 1 see Merriam and Moore. RSW. suggest correction
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. suggest correction
MOORE AND NIMS USA, c.1850, SIM Terrestrial Globe = D.(1976). see also Merriam and Moore. Troy, N.Y. RSW. suggest correction
MOORE AND WRIGHT England, MIM Micrometer = Christie 10/6/76. RSW. suggest correction
MOORE, CHARLES England, c.1862, NIM invented or made an indicator to determine magnetic devation. Quay Parade, Swansea. USNM. suggest correction
MOORE, F. USA, MIM Garden Sundial = P.C. (1975). Kensington, Conn. RSW. suggest correction
MOORE, F.C. England, OIM Telescopes, refracting = Phillips 5/20/75 & 2/22/77. Leeds. RSW. suggest correction
MOORE, FRANCIS M. Ireland, c.1830, NIM T.C. in octant case. Belfast and Dublin. RSW. suggest correction
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. suggest correction
MOORE, JOHN England, PHIM Wheel Barometer = X. Worthington. Goodison 1. suggest correction
MOORE, JOHN G. USA, c.1865, MIM Orrery = D.(1989). patented an "Improved Orrery" in 1865. Philadelphia, Pa. Moskowitz 132. suggest correction
MOORE, JONATHAN England, c.1701, apprenticed to Grace Wells in the Joiners' Company on May 27, 1701. Crawforth 7. suggest correction
MOORE, P., AND CO. NIM label in a case for an octant at MYS. RSW. suggest correction
MOORE, SIR JONAS England, c.1681, author; "A New System of Mathematics" (1681) has drawings of nocturnals. Perry. suggest correction
MOORE, THOMAS England, c.1669, MIM Bristol. Taylor 1(336). suggest correction
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. suggest correction
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. suggest correction
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. suggest correction
MOQUIN ET AMIEL Switzerland, c.1790, MIM Sundial in back of watch = CHF. Geneva. RSW. suggest correction
MORALES, JUAN BAUTISTA Spain, fl.1605-21, MIM Equatorial Sundial, 1605 = X; Universal Equatorial Sundial, 1621 = OXFB. Basanta; Maddison 5; Michel 3; MADEX. suggest correction
MORCAR, FRANCOIS France, 1620, MIM Vertical Sundial, 1620 = Church in Murs. François Morcar. Gatty. suggest correction
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. suggest correction
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). suggest correction
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. suggest correction
MORE, JAMES Scotland, c.1850?, MIM SIM Suveyor's Chain = D.(1985); Level = FRK = RSM. "Chain Maker." Glasgow. Morrison-Low 1; Coffeen 9. suggest correction
MOREAU France, 19th Century, MIM Augsburg-type Sundial = ADL-A48. Rue de Seine, 16, Paris. ADL; RSW. suggest correction
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. suggest correction
MORELEY AND SONS England, PHIM Stick Barometer = X. Guildford. Goodison 1. suggest correction
MORELLI, F. England, PHIM Wheel Barometer = X. London. Goodison 1. suggest correction
MORELLI, FELICE France, MIM Le Roy-type Inclinable Sundial = WHI (FIT). invented by Julien Le Roy. Paris. Bryden 16. suggest correction
MORETTI England, fl.1826-46, PHIM barometer maker; hardware man, etc. Pierrepont Place; Walcot Street; both in Bath. Bell 2. suggest correction
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. suggest correction
MORETTI AND BATTI England, c.1780, PHIM probably misreading for Moretti and Abatte, which see. Soth. 6/6/75; RSW. suggest correction
MORETTI, J.C. England, 19th Century, PHIM Wheel Barometer, Thermometer and Hygrometer = Phillips 1/30/84; Stick Barometer = X. Lynn. Goodison 1; RSW. suggest correction
MORETTI, R. England, c.1850, NIM Octant, ebony = MYS. Cardiff. USNM; Price 2. suggest correction
MORGAN 1 England, pre-1793, NIM Sextant = Herring Auction, May 1, 1793. Inclinable Sundial = Tesseract, Winter 1983 probably John Morgan 2. RSW, Coffeen, D suggest correction
MORGAN 2 MIM Square, iron = VCW. RSW. suggest correction
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. suggest correction
MORGAN, HENRY England, c.1682, MIM clock and watchmaker; member of the Clockmakers' Company, 1682. Robischon. suggest correction
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. suggest correction
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. suggest correction
MORGAN, JOHN 3 misprint for John Margas. Bryden 9. suggest correction
MORGAN, JOHN THOMAS England, c.1838, MIM PHIM 7 Crown Street, Hucton Square, London. Taylor 2(2186). suggest correction
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). suggest correction
MORGAN, W. DE England, MIM Universal Equatorial Sundial = Soth. 7/29/69. RSW. suggest correction
MORGANTI, B. England, c.1825, MIM PHIM Wheel Barometers = X(2). Brighton. Goodison 1. suggest correction
MORIANI Italy, PHIM Thermometer = WHI. Bryden 11. suggest correction
MORICE, DAVID AND SON England, c.1825, PHIM barometer makers. London. Bell 2. suggest correction
MORICE, DAVID AND WILLIAM England, fl.1804-25, PHIM barometer makers. Royal Exchange, London. Bell 2. suggest correction
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. suggest correction
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. suggest correction
MORIN, J.-B. France, 1583-1656, proposed, in 1634, to use telescopes on astronomical instruments. A.J. Turner 10. suggest correction
MORISON England, PHIM Stick Barometer = X. Goodison 1. suggest correction
MORITZ AND IMMISCH England, PHIM Thermometer = Christie 5/26/76. "from the inventor to Capt. W.B. Phillimore---." London. RSW. suggest correction
MORK, A.F. Sweden, c.1800, MIM Pantograph = X. A.F. Mörk. Stockholm. Pipping 1. suggest correction
MORLAND England, 1731, PHIM Angle Barometer, 1731 = DRE. RSW. suggest correction
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. suggest correction
MORLEY England, PHIM Stick Barometer = Cardoza 8/26/89. London. RSW. suggest correction
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. suggest correction
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). suggest correction
MORRELL 1 England, PHIM Wheel Barometer = X. Whitby. Goodison 1. suggest correction
MORRELL 2 see Baker, Carver and Morrell. RSW. suggest correction
MORRELL 3 England?; USA?, NIM Compass Card = D.(1978). Portsmouth. RSW. suggest correction
MORRICE, JOSEPH England, an ivory turner in the Merchant Taylors' Company; had George Hicks. an OIM, as an apprentice. Crawforth 7. suggest correction
MORRIS, G. England, OIM T.C.; spectacle maker. No. 9, Bedford Square, East London. Calvert 2; Crawforth 1. suggest correction
MORRIS, ISAAC England, c.1830, OIM Kendal. Taylor 2(1940). suggest correction
MORRIS, J. England, OIM Stick Barometer = X. Kendal. Goodison 1. suggest correction
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. suggest correction
MORRIS, JOSEPH England, c.1788, apprenticed to Dudley Adams of the Grocers' Company on July 3, 1788. J. Brown 1. suggest correction
MORRIS, LEWIS England, 1701-65, OIM improved Wilson's pocket microscope. Holyhead, Anglesea. Taylor 2(198). suggest correction
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. suggest correction
MORRIS, WILLIAM 2 England, fl.1801-18, MIM rule maker. Great Charles Street (1801); Summer Row (1808-18); both in Birmingham. Bryden 9. suggest correction
MORRISON, A. England, MIM SIM Surveyor's Level = Christie-SK 2/9/84. Manchester. RSW. suggest correction
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. suggest correction
MORSE, SAMUEL 1 England, fl.1838-50, OIM T.C.; spectaclemaker. No. 3 Tenter Terrace, Prescot Street, London. Calvert 2; Crawforth 1. suggest correction
MORSE, SAMUEL 2 England, c.1840, MIM 50 Mansell Street, Minories, London. O'Mara. suggest correction
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. suggest correction
MORTIMER, CROMWELL England, c.1698-1752, invented a metallic thermometer. London. Chaldecott 2. suggest correction
MORTIMER, JOHN England, c.1862, devised a compass with both azimuth and dip needles. Pippinford Park, Maresfield, Sussex. USNM suggest correction
MORTON AND CO. Scotland, fl.1847-51, OIM PHIM Alexander Morton. 7 South College Street, Edinburgh. Bryden 3. suggest correction
MORTON, A. misreading for Thomas Morton 2. A.J. Turner 1; Morrison-Low 1. suggest correction
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. suggest correction
MORTON, DANIEL JAMES England, c.1803, apprenticed to Thomas Bourne 1 or 2 in the Joiners' Company. Jan. 11, 1803. Crawforth 7. suggest correction
MORTON, JAMES England, MIM chronometer maker; worked with his brother, Thomas Morton 1. Sunderland and South Shields. RSW. suggest correction
MORTON, JOHN, AND CO. Scotland, NIM Marine Compass = Christie-SK 3/31/83. Glasgow. RSW. suggest correction
MORTON, THOMAS 1 England, MIM worked with his brother James. Sunderland. RSW. suggest correction
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. suggest correction
MORZIERES, JOSEPH LOUIS France, MIM Table Sundial, octagonal = FIN-217. Morzières. Paris. RSW. suggest correction
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. suggest correction
MOSER Czechoslovakia, 1727, MIM Instrument, 1727 = PRA. Prague. RSW. suggest correction
MOSHAMMER, JOHANN MICHAEL Germany, 1731, PHIM Pyrometer, 1731 = DEU. Regensberg. Daumas 1. suggest correction
MOSLEY Ireland, PHIM Pocket Barometer = K. & C. 7/9/75. Waterford. RSW. suggest correction
MOSS AND WINDRED England, c.1838, MIM PHIM 8 Crescent Street, Southwark, London. Taylor 2(2188). suggest correction
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. suggest correction
MOSS, CONRAD Germany, 1588, PHIM Nest of Weights, 1588 = DRE. Nürnberg. RSW. suggest correction
MOSS, J. England, c.1750, NIM Hadley's Quadrant = X. Taylor 2(2188). suggest correction
MOSS, S. England, T.C.; experimental chemist. 150 High Street, adjoining the Arcade, Cheltenham. Calvert 2; Crawforth 1. suggest correction
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. suggest correction
MOTEL, JEAN-FRANCOIS-HENRI France, 1786-1859, MIM Chronometer = ADL-N62. Jean-François-Henri Motel. Paris. J.A. Bennett 2; Baillie 1; ADL; RSW. suggest correction
MOTLEY, GEORGE see George Morley. Taylor 2(2189); O'Mara. suggest correction
MOTTER, JOHANN Belgium, 1602, MIM Astronomical Rings = BRO (1602), KEN, VIE, NUR. Flanders. Michel 3; Maddison 1; Zinner 1. suggest correction
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. suggest correction
MOUROUX France, c.1850, PHIM Stick Barometer = Christie's 2/19/97. Bordeaux. RSW. suggest correction
MOUY, DE Holland, 18th Century, MIM Artillery Level = ROU-125. Michel put him down as French. Amsterdam. Michel 3; RSW. suggest correction
MOWER see Short and Mower. RSW. suggest correction
MOWRE England, c.1830, PHIM Wheel Barometer = Soth.-Chester 1/31/85. Liverpool. RSW. suggest correction
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. suggest correction
MOXON, JOHN misreading for Joseph Moxon. Wynter and Turner. suggest correction
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.) suggest correction
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. suggest correction
MUCKLOW, BENJAMIN England, c.1830, OIM Rea Mill, Lawley Street, Birmingham. Taylor 2(1942). suggest correction
MUDGE, JOHN England, 1721-93, OIM brother of Thomas Mudge; made several reflecting telescopes. Plymouth. Taylor 2(386). suggest correction
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). suggest correction
MUETER see Motter. Zinner 1. suggest correction
MUGGENAST, SEBASTIAN Germany, 1714, MIM Universal Equatorial Sundial, 1714 = GEM. clockmaker. Strengen? Zinner 1. suggest correction
MUIR, JOHN Scotland, fl.1682-d.1695, NIM ship's chandler and nautical instrument maker. Leith. Bryden 3. suggest correction
MULLALLY, LUKE Ireland, c.1751, PHIM barometer and thermometer maker. Capel Street, Dublin. Morrison-Low and Burnett. suggest correction
MULLER Germany, PHIM Hygrometer = DEU. Müller. Berlin. Daumas 1. suggest correction
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. suggest correction
MULLER, FRANZ ERNST Germany, 17th Century, MIM Equatorial Sundial, wood = Wolfenbüttel Bibliothek. Franz Ernst Müller. Zinner 1. suggest correction
MULLER, H., AND CO. China, NIM Sextant = Soth. 12/13/71. Shanghai. RSW. suggest correction
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. suggest correction
MULLER, JOHANNES see Regiomontanus. Zinner 1; RSW. suggest correction
MULLER, LUDOVICUS D. see Ludwig Theodor Müller. Hamilton 1. suggest correction
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. suggest correction
MULLER, MARTIUS Italy, pre-1690, OIM mentioned by Bonani in 1690 as an instrument maker. Genoa. Clay and Court. suggest correction
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. suggest correction
MULLER, SEBASTIAN Germany, 18th Century, MIM Universal Rule = Stuker 11/22/66. Sebastian Müller. Ebersbach. RSW. suggest correction
MULLER, THEODAT G. misreading for L.T. Müller. RSW. suggest correction
MULLER, WALDEMAR Denmark, PHIM Stick Barometer = Den Gamle By, Aarhus. Randers. RSW. suggest correction
MULLINER, ABRAHAM England, c.1712, MIM apprenticed to Joseph South of the Clockmakers' Company on Sept. 29, 1712. J. Brown 3. suggest correction
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. suggest correction
MUNDAY, THOMAS England, c.1850, NIM Sextant = Soth. 10/28/86. RSW. suggest correction
MUNGER, ASAHEL USA, c.1835, he received a patent on a pendulum level in 1835. Oberlin, Ohio. USNM. suggest correction
MUNNICH, GEORGE Holland, 1766-1829, MIM George Münnich; instruments at LEY. Utrecht. Rooseboom 1. suggest correction
MUNRO England, c.1830, PHIM Wheel Barometers = Soth. 2/4/77, X. 12 York Place, Lambeth, London. Taylor 2(1943); Goodison 1; RSW. suggest correction
MUNRO, JAMES England, fl.1830-46, MIM OIM PHIM 4/5 High Street Lambeth, London. Taylor 2(1943); Goodison 1. suggest correction
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. suggest correction
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. suggest correction
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. suggest correction
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. suggest correction
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. suggest correction
MURER, JOHANN Germany, 1556-1641, MIM Sundial, glass = ZUR. Oberwinther (1581); Rickenbach (1612). Zinner 1. suggest correction
MURIS, JEAN DE France, fl.1318-23, astronomer; used a kardaya, a kind of sextant. Paris. Michel 3. suggest correction
MURPHY England, PHIM barometer maker. Cottenham, Cambs. Bell 2. suggest correction
MURRAY see Draper, Murray and Fairman. Philadelphia, Pa. Bedini 1. suggest correction
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. suggest correction
MURRAY, JOHN 2 Scotland, c.1834, NIM compass maker. Dock Street, Dundee (1834). Bryden 3. suggest correction
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). suggest correction
MURRAY, WALTER Scotland, fl.1945-75, NIM see Berry and Mackay. Aberdeen. Clarke et al. suggest correction
MURRELL, JOHN England, fl.1836-46, OIM 13 Albion Place, St.John's Lane, London. Taylor 2(2192); O'Mara. suggest correction
MURREY, WILLIAM England, fl.1810-21, MIM apprenticed to Michael Dancer in the Joiners' Company on May 1, 1810. Haymarket, London (1821). Crawforth 7. suggest correction
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. suggest correction
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. suggest correction
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. suggest correction
MUSSCHENBROEK, JOHANN VAN may be same as Johan Joosten van Musschenbroek. A.J. Turner 10. suggest correction
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. suggest correction
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. suggest correction
MUSTON England, c.1850, PHIM Barometer = Soth.-PB pre-1980. Bristol. RSW. suggest correction
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. suggest correction
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. suggest correction
MUTH, HEINRICH LUDWIG Germany, 1673-1754, MIM Equatorial Sundial, 1720 = KAS. brother of J.P. Muth. Kassel. Zinner 1. suggest correction
MUTH, J.P. see H.L. and J.P. Muth. Zinner 1. suggest correction
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. suggest correction
MUXTON AND PALLANT England, pre-1843, MIM Bubble Level = USNM. W. Muxton and John Pallant. 44 Museum Street, London. USNM; RSW. suggest correction
MUXTON, W. England, pre-1843, MIM SIM worked with John Pallant. 44 Museum Street, London. USNM; RSW. suggest correction
MYBOOM, PAULUS Holland, MIM Compass Sundial, in ivory barrel = Eisinga's house, Franeker. Amsterdam. RSW. suggest correction
MYERS England, PHIM Wheel Barometer = X. Yarmouth. Goodison 1. suggest correction
MYERS, H. AND J. England, PHIM barometer makers. Winchester. Bell 2. suggest correction
MYERS, P. England, MIM Sector, ivory = Auction, 1960. may be Philip Myers, having moved from Nottingham to London. London. Taylor 2(1945). suggest correction
MYERS, PHILIP England, c.1830, MIM OIM 1 Okeham Street, Nottingham. Taylor 2(1945). suggest correction
MYLIUS, A. DE England, 1791, MIM finished a planetarium invented and started by Philipp Matthaeus Hahn. London. Taylor 2(601). suggest correction
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. suggest correction

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