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Signature Maker Info Instruments Comments Location References Suggest Correction
P. England, 18th Century, MIM Sundial Mould, sandstone = Nat'l Museum of Wales. Wales. Peate. suggest correction
P.A. 1 Germany, MIM Table Sundial = LIN. Zinner 1. suggest correction
P.A. 2 18th Century, MIM Ring Sundial = Drouot 4/7/87. RSW. suggest correction
P.A.F. Germany?, 16th Century, MIM Astronomical Compendium, star-shaped = D.(1983) = TIM. the latitude scale goes as high as 60°; Wynter suggested this might be Petrus ab aggere. Wynter 1; RSW. suggest correction
P.B. 1 c.1580, MIM Horizontal Sundial, string-gnomon = ADL-M247. the case is shaped like a watch. Zinner 1; Michel 3; Engelmann 1; ADL; RSW. suggest correction
P.B. 2 c.1650, NIM Shipwright's Rule = NMM-Gabb Coll. Taylor 1(234a); Dewhirst; NMM 2. suggest correction
P.B. 3 pre-1702, MIM Sundial, hour scale only = "Speaker." found on the pirate ship, "Speaker", which was wrecked off Mauritius, in 1702. Lizé. suggest correction
P.B. 4 Germany, c.1790, MIM Diptych Sundials, wood and paper = UTR, ADL-W194, WHI, Koller May 1972, Christie-G 11/20/79. the initials are found in the compass boxes. de Wijk; Bryden 16; ADL; RSW. suggest correction
P.B. 5 Germany, c.1820, marked on globe by Carl Bauer, which see. RSW. suggest correction
P.B.S.P. Austria?, 1663, MIM Vertical Sundial, small, 1663 = SAL. Zinner 1. suggest correction
P.C.P.Z.N. Italy, 1608, MIM Cube Sundial in box-form = ADL-M319. all "N"s are backward. Florence. Engelmann 1; Michel 3; ADL; RSW. suggest correction
P.D. 1 Germany, c.1780, PHIM Money Balance = DRE. Paulus Dienert or (Dierert). Nürnberg. RSW. suggest correction
P.D. 2 England, OIM Eyepiece for a 4" Refracting Telescope = D.(1971). Peter Dollond (?). Moskowitz 102. suggest correction
P.D.B. France, c.1800, poids des boulets; marked on sectors. Christie 4/3/85. suggest correction
P.D.M.F. Italy?, 17th Century, MIM Squadra Mobile = WHI-311. O. Brown 1. suggest correction
P.E. marked on an ivory diptych sundial signed "Gois" (1). RSW. suggest correction
P.E.M. Germany, 1767, MIM Azimuth Sundial, stone, 1767 = Heimatmuseum, Landback a. Lech. also marked "1740." Zinner 1. suggest correction
P.F. ET CIE. France, c.1880, MIM Heliochronometers = OXF, Cooke's Shop in the CMY. "breveté, S.G.D.G." Paris. G.L'E. Turner 24; RSW. suggest correction
P.G. 1 c.1710, MIM Ring Sundial = Koller 11/17/75. punchmark is initials in a shield. RSW. suggest correction
P.G. 2 might be Paulo Galluci; see Ferina. RSW. suggest correction
P.G.P.Z.N. see P.C.P.Z.N. Engelmann 1; ADL; RSW. suggest correction
P.H. France, 18th Century, MIM Sector = Christie-NY 11/3/85. maker's mark, stamped. RSW. suggest correction
P.I.B. Germany, 1629, MIM Pillar Sundial, 1629 = University Art Museum, Uppsala. Philipp Jakob Berner. Augsburg. Bobinger 2. suggest correction
P.K. "P.K." marked on an ivory diptych sundial signed "H.M." (3), 1616. Zinner 1. suggest correction
P.M.L.P.N. Germany, c.1750, marked on string-gnomon sundial signed "Neusshart" at ULM. RSW. suggest correction
P.R. 1769, PHIM Weights, 1769 = Drouot Richelieu 4/28/88. crown over initials. RSW. suggest correction
P.S.M. England, c.1845, MIM Terrestrial Globe, miniature, box = D.(1990). place names in English. RSW. suggest correction
PAAUW, JAN, JR. Holland, c.1723-1803, MIM OIM PHIM SIM Surveying Instrument = UTR; Mathematical Instrument = LEY; Air Pump = van Cleef en Scheurleer, 1799; Microscope = LEY; etc.. made instruments for P. van Musschenbroek; received the degree of D. Phil. at Franeker in 1762; many of his microscopes, mathematical and geodetical instruments survive. Leiden. Rooseboom 1; Mörzer Bruyns 2; Crommelin 1; Daumas 1; USNM. suggest correction
PACKER, CHARLES England, MIM Garden Sundial = D.(1976). the "Lambourn Church Dial." Lambourn. RSW. suggest correction
PACKEWOOD, CHRISTOPHER England, c.1630, MIM apprenticed to John Blighton 1 of the Grocers' Company on Dec. 25, 1630; made a shipwright's rule. by Alhallowes-Barking Church, London. J. Brown 1; Bryden 9. suggest correction
PACQUELLET, ROCH France, 1567, MIM Astronomical Compendium, 1567 = HAR. Laon. Janin 1. suggest correction
PAGANI, ANTHONY England, fl.1812-25, PHIM Wheel and Stick Barometers = X (5). optician; the barometers are signed "A. Pagani Nottingham." Gainsborough; Goose Gate, Nottingham. Goodison 1. suggest correction
PAGANI, J.M. Holland, c.1790, PHIM Barometer = Soth.-A March, 1975. Groningen. Daumas 1; Mörzer Bruyns 2. suggest correction
PAGANUZZI, ANTO. Italy, 1755, MIM Compass for plane table, 1755 = P.C. (1987) = D.(1993). Coffeen 43; RSW. suggest correction
PAGE'S France, PHIM Folding Bar Magnet = OXF. Rue de Chantre, Paris. RSW. suggest correction
PAGE, CHARLES GRAFTON USA, c.1840, M.D.; devised electro-magnetic apparatus, made by Daniel Davis, Jr. Boston, Mass. D.J. Warner 6. suggest correction
PAGE, EDWARD England, 1673, MIM London. Evans 1. suggest correction
PAGE, THOMAS 1 England, c.1656, apprenticed to Henry Sutton in the Joiners' Company on June 20, 1649; free in the Company, July 7, 1656. Crawfirth 7. suggest correction
PAGE, THOMAS 2 England, fl.1750-84, PHIM Angle Barometer = WHI. Norwich. Taylor 2(1952); Dewhirst; Goodison 1. suggest correction
PAGE, WILLIAM England, c.1708, apprenticed to Grace Wells in the Joiners' Company on June 15, 1708. Crawforth 7. suggest correction
PAGLAR, SAMUEL England, c.1808, apprenticed to John Corless in the Joiners' Company, Nov.1, 1808. Crawforth 7. suggest correction
PAIGE England, PHIM Wheel Barometer = X. Southboro, Tunbridge Wells. Goodison 1. suggest correction
PAINE, CHRISTOPHER England, c.1590, MIM SIM instrument maker; plane tables. Hosier Lane, Smithfield, London. Taylor 1(85); Evans 1. suggest correction
PAINE, JOHN England, c.1689, apprenticed to William Howe of the Grocers' Company on Aug. 5, 1689. J. Brown 1. suggest correction
PALLANT, JOHN England, fl.1826-1850+, MIM OIM PHIM Meridian Telescope = D.(1987); Aneroid Barometer = Phillips 10/26/83. apprenticed to John Huggins 2 of the Grocers' Company, Dec. 7, 1826; partner with W. Muxton as "Muxton and Pallant" before 1843; on his own after that date; the telescope is signed "J. Pallant, 44 Museum Street, London"; the barometer is signed "Pallant 51 Strand, London." 44 Museum Street (before 1843); 14 Mercer Street, Long Acre (1843); 51 Strand; all in London. Moskowitz 130; J. Brown 2; RSW. suggest correction
PALLANT, T. misreading for J. Pallant. USNM. suggest correction
PALMER England, fl.1841-46, PHIM Stick Barometer = Christie-SK 4/17/86. also a thermometer maker; could be Edward Palmer 2. 103 Newgate Street, London. Goodison 1. suggest correction
PALMER AND HALL USA, fl.1849-57, PHIM successors to Daniel David, Jr.; the firm became "Thomas Hall" in 1857; made electrical apparatus. Boston, Mass. Romaine; USNM. suggest correction
PALMER AND NEWTON England, fl.1783-97, MIM Terrestrial Globe, miniature, with case, 1783 = NMM. Palmer and John Newton; T.C.; "Successors to the late Mr. Bateman"; the globe was edited from Nathaniel Hill's globe of 1754. No. 128 at the Globe and Sun in Chancery Lane, Fleet Street, London. Taylor 2(879); Crawforth 1; Evans 1; Krogt 2; NMM 2. suggest correction
PALMER, AARON USA, fl.1843-47, MIM Palmer's Card Calculator = Soth. 10/3/88. registered a form of circular side rule in 1843 which was made by John E. Fuller; was bought out by John E. Fuller who added his rule to the reverse side, as an improvement, in 1847. Boston, Mass. G.L'E. Turner 24; Coffeen 15; Delehar 9; RSW. suggest correction
PALMER, ASHUR C. USA, c.1840, MIM partner with Edward Samuel Ritchie, as Palmer and Ritchie, 1839-42. Boston, Mass. Smart 1. suggest correction
PALMER, EDWARD 1 England, c.1765, apprenticed to Charles Fairbone 1 of the Grocers' Company on Aug. 6, 1765. J. Brown 1. suggest correction
PALMER, EDWARD 2 England, fl.1841-46, PHIM Vacuum Pump = Soth.-S 5/19/88. barometer and thermometer maker; made working models of locomotives, 1842; T.C.; succeeded by Horne, Thornthwaite and Wood at this address. 103 Newgate Street, London. Taylor 2(2196a); Dewhirst; G.L'E. Turner 24; Crawforth 1; RSW. suggest correction
PALMER, JOHN England, fl.1631-75, member of the Spectacle Makers' Company; desgned and wrote about an improvement for Blagrave's "Mathematical Jewell"; designed a planetary instrument which was made by Walter Hayes. London. Taylor 1(168); North 2; Evans 1; Crawforth 6. suggest correction
PALMER, ROBERT Scotland, fl.1829-36, MIM Sundial, 1829 = Riccarton Castle, Midlothian; Sundial, 1836 = Churchyard, Currie. Gatty. suggest correction
PALMER, ROGER England, fl.1668-79, MIM Terrestrial Globe = WHI. the Earl of Castlemain; invented a new "English Globe" which was published by Moxon. Bryden 11; Gunther 3; Taylor 1(402) & (406). suggest correction
PALMER, STEELE, YOUNGHUSBAND England, 1813, NIM T.C. "Nautical Instrument Makers"; John Steele. opposite Duke's Dock, Wapping, Liverpool. RSW. suggest correction
PALMIERI, LUIGI Italy, 1807-96, designed meteorological instruments. Naples. G.L'E. Turner 24. suggest correction
PALRONI, B. England, PHIM Wheel Barometer = X. Exeter. Goodison 1. suggest correction
PALURIE, D.F. Spain, c.1850, MIM Celestial Globe = D.(1972). Barcelona. Moskowitz 103. suggest correction
PANNETRAT France, pre-1871, MIM Héliade = CNAM-8278. RSW. suggest correction
PANORMI 1634, Horizontal Sundial, 1634 = BM. probably Panormos on Tenos. Price 3; Ward 4. suggest correction
PAOLETTI England, PHIM Marine Barometer = Mitchells, Cockermouth, 12/12/96. Goole, Yorkshire. ATG 12/7/96. suggest correction
PAPIN England, fl.1672-92, PHIM made barometers, hydrostatic balances and hydraulic instruments; worked for Robert Boyle, 1687-91; nephew of Denis Papin. at Mr. Carpenter's, near Bell Inn, Friday Street; at Mrs. Blakies, the Court over against the Crown and Thistle, Blackfriars; both in London. Taylor 1(410); Goodison 1; Evans 1. suggest correction
PAPIN, DENIS France; England; Germany, 1647-1712, PHIM made air pumps; worked for Robert Boyle at Oxford; author; developed an air pump while working with Huygens, 1671-75, as a technical assistant; F.R.S. Paris (1647-75); London (1675-87); Marburg (1687-1712). Daumas 1; Taylor 1(410); A.J. Turner 10. suggest correction
PAPON, ESTIENNE France, MIM Sundial in the cover of a watch = Bloch-Pimentel Coll. = P.C. Gien. RSW. suggest correction
PAPPEN alternative spelling for Papin. Evans 1. suggest correction
PARACHINI, F. England, PHIM Wheel Barometer = X. Goodison 1. suggest correction
PARACHINI, G. England, c.1790, PHIM Wheel Barometer = Soth.-S 11/13/86. "Warranted." RSW. suggest correction
PARDIE England, pre-1764, MIM designed and made a universal sundial. James Ferguson. suggest correction
PARIS France, c.1763, MIM OIM son of Claude Paris and succeeded him in the business. L'Estrapade, Paris. Daumas 1. suggest correction
PARIS, CLAUDE France, 1703-63, MIM OIM Telescopes, Gregorian = CNAM (1755), Drouot Richelieu 4/28/88; Telescopes = NAC, P.C.; Microscope, Cuff-type = NAC; Telescopes were offered by dealers in 1967, 1970 and 1976. associated with Jean-Baptiste-Charles Gonichon, 1733; made "marchand miroitier privilégié suivant la Cour" in 1740; the privilege passed to his sister, Marie-Michelle Gonichon, upon his death in 1763; it is hard to tell whether it is Claude Paris or his son who made the telescopes offered by dealers. Paris. Daumas 1; Brieux 2 & 3; Nachet; Wynter and Turner; USNM; Augarde; RSW. suggest correction
PARISH, ROBERT England, c.1738, MIM apprenticed to John Foster of the Clockmakers' Company on May 1, 1738. J. Brown 3. suggest correction
PARK, ROBERT Scotland, c.1800, NIM OIM PHIM Barometers = D.(1971), D.(1972); Telescope = FRK = RSM. T.C. in a Spencer, Browning and Co. sextant case. Greenock. Soth.-N.Y. 2/23/79; Morrison-Low 1; RSW. suggest correction
PARK, ROSWELL USA, 1807-69, revised at least two of Josiah Loring's terrestrial globes in 1846. Boston, Mass. Yonge. suggest correction
PARKER 1 England, PHIM Wheel Barometer = X. may be the same as Parker 4. Theobalds Street (London?). Goodison 1. suggest correction
PARKER 2 England, PHIM Wheel Barometer = X. Wisbech. Goodison 1. suggest correction
PARKER 3 England, c.1900, Water Clock, 1649 = K. & C. 12/3/75. fake, surely the work of Pearson and Page of Birmingham. Southampton. RSW. suggest correction
PARKER 4 England, c.1810, PHIM Wheel Barometer = Soth. 5/14/87. may be the same as Parker 1. Princes Street, Soho, London. RSW. suggest correction
PARKER, BENJAMIN England, c.1753, MIM Slide Rules, Saxspeach-type = OXF (1753), KEN (1753), Christie-Australia 6/5/62. Isaac Newton's Head, next the Great Turnstile, Holborn; Fulwood's Rents, Holborn; Ratcliffe; all in London. Taylor 2(202) and (534); Evans 1; Clay and Court; Dewhirst; Holland; RSW. suggest correction
PARKER, EDWARD see E.P. RSW. suggest correction
PARKER, FRANCIS England, c.1690, member of the Bakers' Company; may have had William Roloson turned over to him in 1690. Crawforth 7. suggest correction
PARKER, GEORGE Ireland, fl.1761-66, MIM Universal Ring Sundial, silver = EGE. watchmaker; the ring sundial is 2 1/2" in diameter. Cork Hill, Dublin. Morrison-Low and Burnett; RSW. suggest correction
PARKER, JAMES 1 England, fl.1703-26, MIM apprenticed to Thomas Walpole of the Grocers' Company on March 2, 1696; free of the Company on June 8, 1703; took apprentices. Foster Lane, London. J. Brown 1. suggest correction
PARKER, JAMES 2 England, fl.1806-25, OIM PHIM Stick Barometers = X(2); Wheel Barometers = X, Soth.-P 3/1/83. one barometer is signed "Parker London" the others are signed "Parker" or "J. Parker" plus the Princes Street address. 53 Princes Street, Leicester Square, Soho (1817); 22 Little Queen Street, Holborn; both in London. Taylor 2(1189); Goodison 1; RSW. suggest correction
PARKER, JAMES 3 England, c.1817, OIM optician. 333 Oxford Street, London. Taylor 2(1189). suggest correction
PARKER, JOHN 1 England, c.1748, MIM apprenticed to James Wilson 2 of the Clockmakers' Company on Jan. 14, 1740; free of the Company, Jan. 18, 1748. J. Brown 3. suggest correction
PARKER, JOHN 2 England, c.1830, OIM Sandpits, Birmingham. Taylor 2(1955). suggest correction
PARKER, RICHARD GREEN USA, 1798-1869, MIM educator; made hemisphere globes from c.1827 for the use of his students. Boston, Mass. Warner 4; DAB. suggest correction
PARKER, SAMUEL England, fl.1825-26, OIM 16 Little Hampton Street, Birmingham. Taylor 2(1658). suggest correction
PARKER, THOMAS 1 England, c.1705, MIM apprenticed to William Sellars of the Clockmakers' Company on July 9, 1705. J. Brown 3. suggest correction
PARKER, THOMAS 2 Scotland, fl.1801-02, MIM Glasgow. Taylor 2(1190). suggest correction
PARKER, WILLIAM England, 1784-1817, MIM OIM Lens = APS. constructed large burning glasses, one just under 3 feet in diameter, another, 16" dia. for Priestly; said to have been of "advanced age" in 1817; usually referrered to as "Mr. Parker." Fleet Street, London. Taylor 2(754); Multhauf 1; Clay and Court; Spargo 1; Dewhirst. suggest correction
PARKES AND HADLEY England, MIM Orrery, planets missing = Lub and Himmel, April 1965; Orrery, sun and moon missing = Grimwades 10/25/90. "patented." RSW. suggest correction
PARKES, I. England, OIM Spyglass = P.C.(1967). London. USNM. suggest correction
PARKES, JAMES, AND SON England, c.1850, MIM NIM OIM PHIM SIM Microscopes = Wellcome Museum, D.(1969), D.(1976), Christie-SK 2/8/79, Phillips 2/14/79; Sextant = D.(1975); Surveying Instrument = D.(1977); Telescopes = American Art Galleries, Chicago, Ill. 3/18/75, Christie-SK 7/10/80. showed in the Great Exhibition of 1851, London. 5 and 6 St. Mary's Row, Birmingham. Bryden 9; G.L'E. Turner 24; Moskowitz 112; USNM; RSW. suggest correction
PARKES, JOHN AND SONS England, 19th Century, NIM Sextant = Charles 6/10/79. T.C. in sextant box. Liverpool. RSW. suggest correction
PARKES, SAMUEL England, fl.1777-1818, MIM rule and compass maker. 8 Sand Street (1777); St. Mary's Row (1787); Legge Street (1797-1801); all in Birmingham. Bryden 9. suggest correction
PARKES, SAMUEL, AND SON England, fl.1808-18, MIM rule makers, worked in boxwood and ivory. Bull Street, Birmingham. Bryden 9. suggest correction
PARKINSON AND FRODSHAM England, fl.1800-38, MIM OIM William Parkinson and William James Frodsham; famous for their chronometers. 4 Change Alley, Cornhill, London. Taylor 2(1403). suggest correction
PARKMAN, S.N. USA, NIM Boat Compass = MYS. 174 Commercial Street, Boston, Mass. RSW. suggest correction
PARKS see Graham and Parks. suggest correction
PARMINTER, GEORGE England, c.1767, apprenticed to his father, John Parminter 1 of the Grocers' Company on Nov. 3, 1767. J. Brown 1. suggest correction
PARMINTER, JOHN 1 England, fl.1739-91, MIM apprenticed to John Gilbert 1 of the Grocers' Company on July 6, 1732; free of the Company, Sept. 20, 1739; took apprentices. near the White Hart alehouse in Mansell Street, Goodman's Fields (1739); next door to the Sun and Bell in the Minories (1742); the corner of the Minories (1758); King Street, Tower Hill (1787); all in London. J. Brown 1. suggest correction
PARMINTER, JOHN 2 England, fl.1791-96, MIM OIM apprenticed to Charles Lincoln in the Spectacle- makers'Company; admitted by Patrimony to the Grocers' Company on July 7, 1791; took one apprentice; optician. Crown Court, Wapping (1791); Dog Row, Bethnal Green (1796); both in London. J. Brown 1; Robischon. suggest correction
PARMINTER, SAMUEL England, c.1787, MIM admitted to the Grocers' Company by Patrimony on June 7, 1787; son of John Parminter 1. J. Brown 1. suggest correction
PARNALL AND SONS England, 19th Century, PHIM Beam Balance = Christie-SK 11/27/86. Bristol. RSW. suggest correction
PARNELL England, c.1830, NIM Octant = Christie-SK 11/2/95. probably Thomas Parnell, or William, his son. London. RSW. suggest correction
PARNELL AND SON England, 19th Century, NIM Sextant = Soth. 10/27/74. probably Thomas Parnell. London. RSW. suggest correction
PARNELL, THOMAS England, fl.1776-1811, MIM NIM OIM PHIM Marine Barometer = X; Stick Barometer = Soth. 12/15/83; Telescopes = SWE, X; Octants = MYS, D.(1990), Marine Museum, Horten, Norway, Stadt Museum, Albenå, Denmark, VNN, Bolling Hall, Bradford; Sextants = MYS, Versailles 4/17/83, P.C.; etc. apprenticed to John Blake in the Joiners' Company, Dec. 13, 1768; free of the Company, May 7, 1776; T.C.; most of his instruments are signed "Parnell." at the Mariner and Quadrant, No. 94 (later No. 2) Hermitage Bridge, Lower East Smithfield, London. Taylor 2(1023); Calvert 2; Crawforth 1 & 7; Moskowitz 102; Pipping 1; Goodison 1; M.A.D., May 1990; RSW. suggest correction
PARNELL, WILLIAM England, fl.1811-14, MIM took over Thomas Parnell's shop in 1814; might have been his son. Hermitage (1811); No. 94 (later No. 2) Lower East Smithfield (1813-14); all in London. Taylor 2(1023); Crawforth 7. suggest correction
PARRISH, H. England, c.1860, PHIM barometer maker. 6 1/2 Wood Street, Bath Row, Birmingham. Goodison 1. suggest correction
PARROTT, W.T. England, 1790, NIM Octant, ebony, 1790 = Vogel Nov. 1972; Octant = Soth. 9/20/83. Hull. Bryden 9; RSW. suggest correction
PARRY, THOMAS WILLIAM England, fl.1838-46, MIM OIM Analemmatic Sundial = Christie 6/7/72. 14 Princes Street, Barbican; 24 Holywell Street, Strand; both in London. Taylor 2(2199); RSW. suggest correction
PARSONS England, MIM Circular Slide Rule = Soth. 10/21/74. London. RSW. suggest correction
PARSONS AND TUTTEL England, 1701, MIM William Parsons 1 and Thomas Tuttel; advertised a pair of 36-inch globes for 25 pounds in 1701. London. Taylor 1(411). suggest correction
PARSONS, CHARLES England, 1674, MIM Quadrant Sundial, 1674 = OXF. for 51° latitude. Taylor 1(376); Evans 1. suggest correction
PARSONS, GEORGE England, c.1822, MIM apprenticed to his father, William Parsons 3, of the Grocers' Company on July 4, 1822. J. Brown 2. suggest correction
PARSONS, JAMES England, fl.1820-38, MIM PHIM apprenticed to his father, William Parsons 3, of the Grocers' Company on Dec. 3, 1812. 22 Bull and Mouth Street, London. Taylor 2(2200); J. Brown 2. suggest correction
PARSONS, WILLIAM 1 England, 1658-1723, MIM Protractor, Plotting Scale = OXF. may be Col. William Parsons; see Parsons and Tuttel. Old Palace Yard, Westminster, London. Taylor 1(411) & 2(1660); RSW. suggest correction
PARSONS, WILLIAM 2 England, c.1759, MIM Universal Ring Sundial, 1759 = NMM; Protractor = OXF. 3.6" in diameter. Taylor 2(1660); O'Mara. suggest correction
PARSONS, WILLIAM 3 England, fl.1799-1822, MIM PHIM apprenticed to James Martin of the Grocers' Company on Nov. 5, 1789; free of the Company, Jan. 3, 1799; took apprentices, including his own children. 9 Kirby Street, Hatton Garden; New Sreet, Fetter Lane (1801-07); Salisbury Court, Fleet Street (1808-12); Paul's Alley, St. Paul's Churchyard (1812-22); Bull and Mouth Street (1822); all in London. Taylor 2(1660); J. Brown 1 & 2. suggest correction
PARSONS, WILLIAM 4 England, c.1809, apprenticed to his father, William Parsons 3 on Feb. 2, 1809. London. J. Brown 1 & 2. suggest correction
PARTON, WILLIAM England, c.1830, NIM compass maker. 40 Low Street, Sunderland. Taylor 2(1956). suggest correction
PASCAL, BLAISE France, 1623-62, mathematician; philosopher; worked with Toricelli's idea of vacuum tube for barometer, c.1650; invented an adding machine in 1642. A.J. Turner 10; Middleton 1; DSB. suggest correction
PASCAL, CLAUDE France; Holland, fl.1654-74, MIM clockmaker. The Hague (1654); Paris (1670). Rooseboom 1. suggest correction
PASCAL, DOMINIQUE France, c.1740, PHIM Coin Balances = Soth. 11/16/87 and 4/18/88. Rue de 4 Chapaux, Lyon. RSW. suggest correction
PASCHE, LOUIS Holland, fl.1768-93, MIM Pasché; clockmaker; worked on Leidse Sphere. Leiden. Rooseboom 1. suggest correction
PASSEMANT, CLAUDE-SIMEON France, 1702-69, MIM OIM PHIM Barometers = Usher Art Gallery, Lincoln, Waddesden Manor, Bucks; Wheel Barometers = NYM, Phillips 9/10/86, Christie N.Y. 6/7/79 (Sèvres porcelain); Thermometer = DEU; Telescopes = WHI, ADL-M434, Spitzer-2891, Valley Forge Historical Society, Pa.; Hygrometer = COR; Solar Micrscope = COR; Planetariums = Palais de Versailles (1749), MLL (1766); Sundials = NMM, CNAM; Pair of Globes = POB; Astronomical Clock = Palais de Versailles; Microscopes = Drouot Richelieu 4/28/88, NYM; etc. Claude-Siméon Passemant; author; "Ingénieur du Roi"; made three telescopes for Louis XV (1751, 1755, 1759). rue de la Monnaye à la Pomme d'Or; au Louvre, au dessus de l'Académie Française (1749); both in Paris. Daumas 1; Taylor 2(296a); Ronfort; Brieux 3; Bennett 1; ADL; Michel 3; Stevens & Aked; USNM; Engelmann 1; Augarde; RSW. suggest correction
PASSEMENT misreading for Passemant. suggest correction
PASSEY, D. England, c.1790, OIM Solar Microscope = Soth. 3/25/86. Bristol. RSW. suggest correction
PASTEUR, BERNARD FRANCOIS Switzerland; Holland, 1742-1801, OIM PHIM Pneumatic Pump = LEY. Bernard François Pasteur; clockmaker; also made microscopes, thermometers, etc. Geneva (1742-67); Amsterdam (1767); Leyden (1794). Rooseboom 1; Crommelin 1. suggest correction
PASTORELLI England, PHIM Stick Barometer = X. Bowling Street, Westminster, London. Goodison 1. suggest correction
PASTORELLI AND CETTI England, c.1853, PHIM Pastorelli and Edward Cetti; barometer and thermometer makers; they succeeded John Tagliabue. 11 Brook Street, London. Goodison 1. suggest correction
PASTORELLI AND CO. 1 England, 1815-17, PHIM Wheel Barometer = X; Stick Barometer = Phillips 11/16/88. Fortunato Pastorelli; became F. and J. Pastorelli in 1817. 4 Cross Street, Hatton Garden, London. Goodison 1; RSW. suggest correction
PASTORELLI AND CO. 2 England, fl.1856-63, MIM PHIM SIM Wheel Barometer = X; Dumpy Level = D.(1982). Francis Pastorelli; level is Patent No. 2711, 11/18/1863. 208 Piccadilly, London. Goodison 1; Coffeen A. suggest correction
PASTORELLI AND CO. 3 England, PHIM Wheel Barometer = X. probably J. Pastorelli. 180 High Holborn, London. Goodison 1. suggest correction
PASTORELLI AND RAPKIN England, 1750-1900, PHIM Barometer, Fortin-type = Phillips 2/14/79; Hygrometer = Longleat House, Wilts.; Stick Barometer = Soth.-C 6/6/85; Thermo-Hydrograph = K. & C. 9/29/76; Aneroid Barometer = Soth.-S 7/17/96. firm claimed to have been established in 1750; aneroid barometer signed "Pastorelli and Rapkin Ltd." 46 Hatton Garden, London. USNM; RSW. suggest correction
PASTORELLI, A. AND F. England, fl.1848-49, PHIM Anthony Pastorelli and his son, Francis. 4 Cross Street, Hatton Garden, London. Goodison 1. suggest correction
PASTORELLI, A., AND SON England, c.1848, PHIM Stick Barometer = Christie-SK 9/23/88. Dawcross Street; 4 Cross Street, Hatton Garden; both in London. Goodison 1. suggest correction
PASTORELLI, ANTHONY England, fl.1829-49, PHIM Wheel Barometers = X (3); Barometer and Thermometer = Phillips 11/11/81; Hygrometer = OXF. philosophical instrument maker; succeeded Fortunato Pastorelli in 1830; took his son Francis as a partner, 1848-49; some barometers signed "A. Pastorelli." 4 Cross Street, Hatton Garden, London. Goodison 1; G.L'E. Turner 24; RSW. suggest correction
PASTORELLI, F. England, PHIM Wheel Barometer = X; Stick Barometer = Phillips 9/16/81. either Fortunato or Francis Pastorelli. London. Goodison 1. suggest correction
PASTORELLI, F. AND J. England, fl.1817-18, PHIM Fortunato and J. Pastorelli; barometer makers. 4 Cross Street, Hatton Garden, London. Goodison 1. suggest correction
PASTORELLI, F., AND CO. England, c.1850, OIM PHIM Wheel Barometer = X; Telescope = D.(1975). Francis Pastorelli. 208 Piccadilly, London. Goodison 1; USNM; RSW. suggest correction
PASTORELLI, FORTUNATO England, fl.1805-30, PHIM Wheel Barometer = Christie-SK 4/17/86. the barometer is signed "Pastorelli 156 Holborn, London"; see Pastorelli and Co. 1, F. and J. Pastorelli; succeeded by Anthony Pastorelli. 252 High Holborn (1805); 156 High Holborn (1811); 4 Cross Street, Hatton Garden (1815-30); all in London. Goodison 1; RSW. suggest correction
PASTORELLI, FRANCIS England, fl.1848-60, OIM PHIM son of Anthony Pastorelli and his partner, 1848-49, as A. and F. Pastorelli; succeeded him in 1850; see Pastorelli and Co. 2. 4 Cross Street, Hatton Garden (1848-56); 208 Piccadilly (1856-60); both in London. Goodison 1. suggest correction
PASTORELLI, J. England, c.1817, PHIM Wheel Barometer = X. worked with Fortunato Pastorelli, 1817-18, see F. and J. Pastorelli and Pastorelli and Co. 3. 180 High Holborn, London. Goodison 1. suggest correction
PASTORELLI, JOHN England, fl.1837-57, MIM OIM PHIM Wheel Barometers = X (3), Christie-SK 5/20/88; Stick Barometer = X. 28 Cable Street (1837); 55 Cable Street (1841-47); 61 Cable Street (1851); 10 South Castle Street (1857); all in Liverpool. Taylor 2(2201); Goodison 1; RSW. suggest correction
PASTORELLI, JOSEPH 1 England, fl.1820-27, PHIM Stick Barometer = Christie-SK 11/27/86. Leopards Court, Leather Lane, London. Taylor 2(1663); Goodison 1. suggest correction
PASTORELLI, JOSEPH 2 England, fl.1825, PHIM made barometers. 67 Hatton Garden, London. Goodison 1. suggest correction
PASTORELLI, T. AND F. England, c.1815, PHIM Wheel Barometer = Soth. 2/4/77. surely Fortunato Pastorelli and a relative. 4 Cross Street, Hatton Garden, London. RSW. suggest correction
PATERNAL, NICOLAS Portugal, 1616, MIM Astrolabe, 1616 = LIM. ICA-217. Price 1; Gunther 1; Michel 2; GHP; ICA 2; RSW. suggest correction
PATERSON Scotland, c.1803, OIM Calton Hill Observatory, Edinburgh. Bryden 3. suggest correction
PATERSON, JAMES Scotland, fl.1679-93, MIM produced an "Arithmatical Spiral" calculating instrument; wrote almanacs; advertised "weather-glasses of all sorts and sizes"; succeeded by his nephew, John Mann 1. at the Sign of the Sea Cross-staff and Quadrant in the Cowgate (1681-86); Sign of the Sea Cross-staff and Quadrant, Reid House, middle of the Leith Wynd (1689); both in Edinburgh. Taylor 1(424); Bryden 3, 10 & 15; Clay and Court; Goodison 1. suggest correction
PATHRICK, JOHN see John Patrick. Clay and Court. suggest correction
PATIN France, c.1700, MIM Crescent-type Sundial = D. Brieux 3. suggest correction
PATON, DAVID Scotland, c.1824, MIM made a planetarium and lunarium in 1824. Dunfermline. Taylor 2(1664). suggest correction
PATRICK England, 19th Century, MIM Inclinable Sundial = ATG, 7/13/96. ad said 18th century. London. RSW. suggest correction
PATRICK, JOHN 1 England, fl.1686-1722, MIM apprenticed to William Thompson in the Joiners' Company on July 8, 1668; free in the Company, July 6, 1686, on the report of Thomas Eliot; took apprentices; may be the father of John Patrick 2 or there may be only one John Patrick. Crawforth 7. suggest correction
PATRICK, JOHN 2 England, fl.1693-1720, MIM PHIM Angle Barometers = P.C. (2); Stick Barometers = D.(1981), NMM, Christie-SK 4/17/86; Pillar Barometer, ivory, brass and silver = BM. author; apprenticed to William Tompson of the Joiners' Company on July 6, 1686; free of the Company in 1693; became a member of the Clockmakers' Company in 1712; specialized in barometers; T.C.; probably the son of John Patrick 1 unless the two are the same person. against Bull Head Court, in Jewin Street near Cripplegate Church (pre-1704); Ship Court, Old Bailey (1704-); both in London. Clay and Court; Goodison 1; Taylor 1(526); Calvert 2; RSW; Bedini 8; Price 3; Crawforth 1; Dewhirst; RSW; A.J. Turner 10; Middleton 1. suggest correction
PATRICK, THOMAS England, c.1686, apprenticed to John Patrick 1 in the Joiners' Company on Oct. 5, 1686. Crawforth 7. suggest correction
PATRIDGE, R., AND CO. USA, c.1830, MIM Circular Calculator for finding interest = D.(1985). Boston, Mass. Coffeen 9. suggest correction
PATRON France, MIM SIM Graphometers = D.(1972), A-P 3/15/76. possibly Pierre-André Patron, which see. Paris. Roux Devilas, 1973; Augarde; RSW. suggest correction
PATRON, PIERRE-ANDRE France, c.1742, Pierre-André Patron; master sword maker; may be same as Patron, which see; may have made instruments. rue de la Petite Sonnerie, Paris. Augarde. suggest correction
PATRONE see Patroni Crawforth 1. suggest correction
PATRONI, PIETRO Italy, fl.1714-22, OIM Microscope, 1715 = LEY; Binocular Microscopes = P.C. (1719), NAC (1722); Binocular Telescopes = DEU (1714), NAC (1719); Telescopes = ADL-M426, Soth. 1/25/84. the binocular telescopes are signed "Sac Coesae et Catae Mais Opticus Mediolani" and "Petrus Patronus"; the Soth. telescope is signed "Pierre Patroni"; the Adler telescope is signed on the objective lens; Patroni is mentioned in an advertisment by James Mann 2. Mediolani = Milan. Daumas 1; Bonelli 1; Price 2; Engelmann 1; Dewhirst; Crawforth 1; A.J. Turner 10; ADL; RSW. suggest correction
PATTART, IOAN. Germany, fl.1715-52, MIM Garden Sundials, stone = Aschbach Schloss (1752), Cremsdorf bei Höchstadt. Cremsdorf sundial has arms of Christian Ernst von Guttenberg. Bamberg. Zinner 1. suggest correction
PATTEN see Potten. Crawforth 7. suggest correction
PATTEN, GEORGE USA, 1820-57, MIM OIM son of Richard Patten; see Richard Patten and Son. New York, N.Y. (1820-42); 23 South Street (1849-51); 38 W. Baltimore (1856-57); the last two in Baltimore, Md. Smart 1; USNM. suggest correction
PATTEN, RICHARD USA, 1792-1865, MIM NIM SIM Surveyor's Compasses = ADL-A215, NMM, USNM, D.(1983), P.C., etc; Octant = MYS; Marine Compass = P.C.; Sextant = Fairfield Historical Society, Conn.; Surveying Compass = D.(1993). worked with his son, George, as Richard Patten and Son, 1842-1857; MYS octant is No. 12; Garcelon compass signed "R. Patten, New York"; had a dividing engine; T.C.,"All instruments in the above line made to order and warranted being divided on an Engine after the Plan of Ramsdens." Maryland; 350 Water Street (1813); 184 Water Street (1815-19); 180 Water Street (1821-34); 11 Park Place (1834-37); all in New York, N.Y.; Washington, D.C. (1843-46); Baltimore, Md. (1849-60); Washington, D.C. (1862-65). Smart 1; Bedini 1 & 8; Moskowitz 2; USNM; D.J. Warner 10; ADL; Garcelon 33 and 34; RSW. suggest correction
PATTEN, RICHARD, AND SON USA, fl.1842-57, MIM NIM OIM PHIM SIM Richard and George Patten. Washington, D.C. (1842-49); Baltimore, Md. (1850-57) the years (1856-57) were at 38 West Baltimore Street, Baltimore, Md. USNM. suggest correction
PATTEN, STEPHEN USA, fl.1834-41, MIM NIM sold nautical items, rules, dividers, etc. Exchange Street (1834); No. 31 Exchange Street (1841); both in Portland Me. Portland, Maine Business Directories. suggest correction
PATTEN, WILLIAM USA, fl.1838-49, MIM NIM OIM PHIM SIM 6th and Arch, Philadelphia, Pa. USNM. suggest correction
PATTERSON, WILLIAM England, c.1808, apprenticed to Ebenezer Hoppé in the Joiners' Company on May 10, 1804. Crawforth 7. suggest correction
PATTON see Richard Patten. RSW. suggest correction
PATTON AND GEORGE NIM Sextant = Fall River Marine Museum, Mass. RSW. suggest correction
PATTRICK England, c.1805, MIM Inclinable Sundial = ATG, 7/13/96. surely Thomas Pattrick 1. London. RSW. suggest correction
PATTRICK, T., AND CO. England, fl.1802-08, MIM Pocket Globe in case = D. the celestial gores in the case are signed "Pattrick and Co."; the address is that of Thomas Pattrick 1. 29 King Street, Covent Garden, London. Wynter and Turner. suggest correction
PATTRICK, THOMAS 1 England, fl.1802-08, MIM OIM PHIM globe maker; see T. Pattrick and Co.; author. 29 King Street, Covent Garden, London. Taylor 2(1192); Wynter and Turner. suggest correction
PATTRICK, THOMAS 2 England, PHIM Wheel Barometer = X. Wisbeach. Goodison 1. suggest correction
PAU, JOHANN Holland, pre-1762, OIM made a solar microscope. Leyden. Dewhirst; Clay and Court. suggest correction
PAUL Switzerland, c.1800, PHIM son of Jacques Paul; barometer and thermometer maker, also made other philosophical apparatus. Geneva. Daumas 1; A.J. Turner 10. suggest correction
PAUL, JACQUES Switzerland, 1733-98, MIM PHIM SIM Hygrometer, hair = P.C.; Graphometer = GEM; Thermometer = GEM; Standard Meter = GEM; Electrical Doubler = GEM; Stick Barometer, 1763 = GEM. father of Paul; apprenticed to Canivet; pocket compass (P.C.) is signed by both men; difficult to tell the father's work from the son's; GEM instruments are all from the Saussure Coll. Geneva. Daumas 1; J.A. Bennett 2; A.J. Turner 10. suggest correction
PAULUS Holland, c.1653, OIM made lenses for Christiaan Huygens. Meester. Rooseboom 1. suggest correction
PAULUS DE SURLANIS misreading for Paulus de Furlanis, which see. O. Brown 3; Woodward 1; RSW. suggest correction
PAULUS, JACOBUS MIM Microscope = Cranbrook Institute of Science, Mich. USNM. suggest correction
PAURUS see Ioan and Paurus. RSW. suggest correction
PAVOLINI, BERNARDINUS Italy, c.1750, MIM SIM Telescopic Graphometer = D.(1987); Graphometer = USNM. USNM instrument is signed "Bernardinum Pavolini Fecit" and marked "Antonius Manghetti Incidit." USNM; Coffeen 15; RSW. suggest correction
PAYNE 1 see Melling and Payne. RSW. suggest correction
PAYNE AND CO. England, c.1850, MIM Pedometer = WHI. "3448 Patent"; William Payne. 165 New Bond Street, London. O. Brown 1. suggest correction
PAYNE, A. England, c.1825, PHIM Wheel Barometer = Soth.-LA 6/7/76. 6 Little Warner, Clerkenwell, London. RSW. suggest correction
PAYNE, BENJAMIN England, c.1825, PHIM Apothocary Scales = WHI; Balance = WHI. No. 395 Strand, near Southamton Street, London. O. Brown 2. suggest correction
PAYNE, CHRISTOPHER see Christopher Paine. RSW. suggest correction
PAYNE, GEO. P. England, c.1850, NIM Octant, ebony, ivory and brass = D.(1976). 39 South Castle Street, Liverpool. RSW. suggest correction
PAYNE, J. England, c.1830, PHIM Wheel Barometer = Soth.-Sussex 9/18/86. Banbury. RSW. suggest correction
PAYNE, WILLIAM 1 England, fl.1795-1800, PHIM Wheel Barometer = X. the barometer is signed "Payne Hadleigh." Hadleigh. Baillie 1; Goodison 1. suggest correction
PAYNE, WILLIAM 2 England, c.1831, MIM Pedometer = D.(1972). patented a pocket pedometer in a watch case in 1831; clock and watch maker. 163 New Bond Street, London.; Navigation Warehouse, South Castle Street, Liverpool. Taylor 2(1957); Moskowitz 104. suggest correction
PAYNSTON England, c.1815, MIM invented a current meter. Taylor 2(1402). suggest correction
PAYSON, SAMUEL, JR. USA, fl.1844-47, MIM NIM PHIM Boston, Mass. (1844-46); New York, N.Y. (1846-47). USNM. suggest correction
PEACE, PHILIP Scotland, fl.1842-57, OIM PHIM Wheel Barometer = Soth. 9/1/70. 61 Broughton Street (1842-45); 71 South Frederick Street (1846); 99 Prices Street (1847-57); all in Edinburgh. Bryden 3; Goodison 1; RSW. suggest correction
PEACHY, WILLIAM England, c.1786, apprenticed to Joseph Rust 2 of the Grocers' Company on Oct. 5, 1786. J. Brown 1. suggest correction
PEACOCK, JONATHAN England, c.1726, MIM sundial maker. the Old George, Penrith. Bryden 9. suggest correction
PEACOCK, WILLIAM 1 England, fl.1778-90, PHIM Wheel Barometer = X. Kimbolton. Baillie 1; Goodison 1. suggest correction
PEACOCK, WILLIAM 2 England, fl.1789-1832, PHIM probably a dealer; name is marked on a stick barometer, signed on the back "J. Croce York 1789." York. Baillie 1; Goodison 1; RSW. suggest correction
PEAK see Harvey and Peak. G.L'E. Turner 24. suggest correction
PEARCE, THOMAS England, fl.1856, PHIM Wheel Barometer = X. instrument signed "Pearce Cirencester." Cricklade Street, Cirencester. Goodison 1. suggest correction
PEARSON, DAVID USA, c.1760, MIM SIM Surveyor's Compass, wood = D. the father of Henry Sleeper Pearson; the compass card was engraved by Joseph Callender. Newburyport, Mass. Smart 1; Moskowitz 103. suggest correction
PEARSON, HENRY SLEEPER USA, 1789-1878, MIM NIM SIM Marine Compass = D.(1984); Surveyor's Compasses = P.C. (2). son of David Pearson; T.C.; watch and scientific instrument maker. at Jones Row, 6 Exchange Street, Portland, Me. (1823-77). Smart 1; Coffeen G; RSW. suggest correction
PEARSON, J. England, c.1797, PHIM Wheel Barometers = Soth. 7/16/76, X. barometers are signed "Pearson Towcester." Towcester. Baillie 1; Goodison 1; RSW. suggest correction
PEARSON, JOSEPH 1 England, c.1797, OIM optician; father of Joseph Pearson 2. Moor Street, Birmingham. Bryden 9. suggest correction
PEARSON, JOSEPH 2 England, fl.1801-18, OIM optician; son of Joseph Pearson 1. 129 Moor Street (1801); Moor Street (1808-18); both in Birmingham. Bryden 9. suggest correction
PEARSON, RICHARD England, c.1827, MIM NIM OIM North Side, Old Dock, Hull. Taylor 2(1666). suggest correction
PEARSON, ROBERT England, c.1776, MIM apprenticed to John Parminter 1 of the Grocers' Company on Sept. 2, 1760; free of the Company, Oct. 3, 1776. J. Brown 1. suggest correction
PEARSON, WILLIAM England, 1813, MIM Orrery, showing mean motion, 1813 = KEN. astronomer; constructed an astronomical clock and planetarium; F.R.S., 1819. Whitbeck, Cumberland; Temple Grove, East Sheen; South Kilworth, Lincolnshire. Taylor 2(880); RSW. suggest correction
PEASE, PAUL USA, fl.1750-58, NIM Quadrant, 1758 = Brown University, Rhode Island; Backstaff, 1750 = R.I. Historical Society. Warner said "Probably son-in-law of Nathaniel Folger of Nantucket; it is not known if he was maker or owner of this instrument"; probably maker because of other instruments. Rhode Island? USNM; Bedini 1; Evans 1; D.J. Warner 8; RSW. suggest correction
PECCENINI 1814?, MIM SIM Graphometer = DRE. RSW. suggest correction
PECHE France, c.1840, NIM Marine Compass = PMS. sold sextants made by E. Lorieux. Nantes. USNM; RSW. suggest correction
PEDDELL, JOHN England, c.1722, MIM apprenticed to John Bellinger 1 of the Clockmakers' Company on Jan. 15, 1722. J. Brown 3. suggest correction
PEDERSEN AND CO. England, c.1850, MIM Azimuth Compass = OMM. Hull. RSW. suggest correction
PEDIS, T. Scotland, c.1790, PHIM Barometer and clock = SPI-Anderson 3/25/27 Glasgow. RSW. suggest correction
PEDLIO England, PHIM Stick Barometer = X. Goodison 1. suggest correction
PEDRAGLIO 1 France, OIM PHIM Stick Barometer = D.(1976); Telescope = Soth. 3/25/86. "Opticien". rue de la Fosse 12, Nantes. RSW. suggest correction
PEDRAGLIO 2 England, PHIM Wheel Barometer = X. Rochester. Goodison 1. suggest correction
PEDRAGLIO, BAPTISTA England, c.1800, PHIM Angle Barometer = Bearne's 9/13/89. RSW. suggest correction
PEDRENE England, c.1785, PHIM Wheel Barometer = D.(1977). with thermometer, hygrometer and spirit level. Bristol. RSW. suggest correction
PEDRETI, MARIO Italy, 1589, MIM Protractor with pivoted arm, 1589 = BMR. Rome. Michel 3. suggest correction
PEDRETTI, C. England, PHIM Wheel Barometer = X. Birmingham. Goodison 1. suggest correction
PEDRETTI, PETER England, fl.1834-51, PHIM barometer maker. Bath Street, Clerkenwell (1834-44); 13 Dorring Street (1844-51); both in London. Goodison 1. suggest correction
PEDRONE BROS. AND CO. England, PHIM Wheel Barometer = X. Carlisle. Goodison 1. suggest correction
PEDRONE, LOUIS England, fl.1841-60, MIM OIM PHIM Inclinable Sundial = WHI; Marine Barometer = PMS; Wheel Barometer = X. sometimes spelled "Lewis Pedrone." 57 Lord Street; 27 & 28 Lord Street; both in Liverpool. Bryden 9 and 16; Taylor 2(2202); Goodison 1; RSW. suggest correction
PEDRONE, S. AND G. England, c.1820, PHIM Wheel Barometer = Soth. 12/13/88. RSW. suggest correction
PEDUZZI England, PHIM Wheel Barometer = X. probably Anthony or James Peduzzi. Manchester. Goodison 1. suggest correction
PEDUZZI, ANTHONY England, fl.1825-41, PHIM Wheel Barometer = Soth.-S 7/23/87. 23 Picadilly (1834), London?; 31 Oldham Street (1841), Manchester. Taylor 2(1670); Goodison 1; RSW. suggest correction
PEDUZZI, JAMES England, fl.1825-41, PHIM Wheel Barometers = X (2), D.(1968), Christie 12/8/74, Christie-SK 11/27/86. all the barometers are signed "J. Peduzzi Manchester"; one has the Newbury Street address. 49 Oldham Street (1825-26); Newbury Street; 97 Oldham Street (1834-41); all in Manchester. Taylor 2(1671); Goodison 1; RSW. suggest correction
PEDUZZI, M. England, PHIM Wheel Barometer = X. 74 Leather Lane, London. Goodison 1. suggest correction
PEEL, WILLIAM England, c.1717, apprenticed to Lawrence Miles in the Joiners' Company on Sept. 3, 1717. Crawforth 7. suggest correction
PEER, JOOST see Joost de Beer. Mörzer Bruyns 2. suggest correction
PEFFENHAUSER, PHILIPP HEINRICH Germany, 1657-1733, MIM Equatorial Sundial, with cam latitude setting = FRA; Horizontal Sundials with moon scale = Sorfältige Schrift, Budapest, Eichstatt Museum; Crescent Sundials = INN, GRA, BM; Equatorial Sundials = Drecker Coll., D.(1974). Augsburg. Zinner 1; Bobinger 2; Wynter 1; Michel 3. suggest correction
PEIA, A. Holland, c.1790, PHIM Stick Barometer = Short Graham and Co., Gloucester. also made thermometers. Amsterdam. Daumas 1; RSW. suggest correction
PELEGRINO, FRAN. England, c.1820, PHIM Barometer = Soth. 9/1/70; Wheel Barometer = X; Stick Barometers = X, Christie-SK 9/23/88. Goodison 1; RSW. suggest correction
PELL, JOHN England, 1610-85, author; wrote on quadrants. Oxford. Gunther 2. suggest correction
PELLATT AND CO. England, fl.1824-32, Messrs. Green and Pellatt; glass-workers. Falcon Glass House, Holland Street, Blackfriars Bridge, London. Taylor 2(1672). suggest correction
PELLETIER, J.C. Holland, fl.1776-1809, PHIM made a magnetic experiment and physical instruments for cabinets. Amsterdam. Rooseboom 1. suggest correction
PELLIER France, MIM Vertical Sundial = Lempertz 4/28/61. Paris. RSW. suggest correction
PELLIN, PH. France, c. 1883, PHIM became partner of JulesDuboscq in 1883, carried on firm after 1886. Paris. Warner 13. suggest correction
PELT, JAN VAN Holland, MIM Dividers = Soth. 4/18/88. RSW. suggest correction
PENCOTTI, I. England, 19th Century, PHIM Wheel Barometer = Christie-SK 4/17/86. High Street, Dudley. RSW. suggest correction
PENDER AND CO. England, PHIM Stick Barometer = Soth. 2/4/77. Norwich. RSW. suggest correction
PENDLETON, WILLIAM KIMBOROUGH USA, 1817-99, MIM Terrestrial Globe = P.C. Boston, Mass. Yonge. suggest correction
PENEDO, A. Holland, c.1785, OIM PHIM made camera obscuras, pumps, etc. Rooseboom 1. suggest correction
PENER see Bener. Bobinger 2. suggest correction
PENNER see Bener. Bobinger 2. suggest correction
PENNOCK, JOSEPH England, c.1726, MIM apprenticed to Benjamin Scott of the Grocers' Company on June 30, 1719; free of the Company, July 27, 1726. J. Brown 1. suggest correction
PENNY, WILLIAM England, fl.1816-38, MIM 25 Broad Street, Ratcliff Cross, London. Taylor 2(1407). suggest correction
PENSA, J., AND SON England, c.1835, PHIM Wheel Barometers = Christie-SK 9/11/86, Soth. 12/13/88. John Pensa and Son. 5 Greville Stret; 39 Charles Street; both in Hatton Garden, London. Goodison 1; RSW. suggest correction
PENSA, JOHN England, fl.1830-39, PHIM Wheel Barometer = Soth. 12/15/83. thermometer maker. 2 Charles Street; 39 Charles Street, Hatton Garden (1830-34); 5 Greville Street (1835-39); all in London. Taylor 2(2204); Goodison 1; RSW. suggest correction
PENSA, MARGARET England, fl.1840-48, PHIM barometer and thermometer maker; possibly the widow of John Pensa. 25 Charles Street, Hatton Garden, London (1846). Taylor 2(2204); Goodison 1. suggest correction
PENSA, T. England, PHIM Wheel Barometer = Soth.-S 1/25/89. Colchester. RSW. suggest correction
PENSOTTI, JOSEPH England, c.1817, PHIM barometer maker. High Street, Dudley. Taylor 2(1959); Goodison 1. suggest correction
PENTHER, FRIEDRICH JOHAN Germany, 1752, MIM Universal Equatorial Sundial, 1752 = DRE. author; wrote on gnomonics. Augsburg. RSW. suggest correction
PEOTE, JAMES see Pioti. Goodison 1. suggest correction
PEPPER, JNO. England, c.1830, PHIM Wheel Barometer = X. instrument signed "Pepper Biggleswade." Market Place, Biggleswade. Goodison 1. suggest correction
PEPYS, SAMUEL devised rule to figure timber volume. Latham and Matthews. suggest correction
PERBY AND BRO. USA, c.1850, MIM Liquid Measure, wood = D.(1976). 51 Fulton Street, New York N.Y. RSW. suggest correction
PERES, JAN Holland, fl.1765-93, MIM repaired Isenbroek's planetarium, ADL-M392, in 1793; clockmaker. Haarlem. Engelmann 1; Fox 1; Rooseboom 1; ADL; RSW. suggest correction
PERESTE misreading by Engelmann of inscription on ADL-M392, should be "Peres te" = Peres in." ADL; RSW. suggest correction
PERIGOT, CHARLES France, 19th Century, MIM Terrestrial Globes = La Rochelle 7/16/83, Melun 4/24/83. sometimes spelled "Périgeot"; the Melun globe is marked "édité par Delagrave à Paris." Paris. RSW. suggest correction
PERIGRINUS, PETRUS 13th Century, wrote a treatise on the astrolabe. A.J. Turner 10. suggest correction
PERKINS see Spencer and Perkins. RSW. suggest correction
PERKINS, EYSUM England, c.1682, MIM apprenticed by turnover to James Atkinson 1 of the Clockmakers' Company on Sept. 29, 1670; carried on trade as a non-freeman, c.1682. J. Brown 3. suggest correction
PERNAUD France, 1745, forged name and date on #535 G in dial list at OXF. Nancy. Evans 1. suggest correction
PERNER, ADAM Germany, 1596, MIM Augsburg-type Sundial, 1596 = WHI. Nürnberg. RSW. suggest correction
PERNOT, J. France, 1785, MIM Horizontal Sundial, 1785 = P.C. Dunkerque. Evans 1; Michel 3. suggest correction
PERRE, J. France, 18th Century, NIM Marine Compass = Gazette de l'Hôtel Drouot, 7/27/90 (No. 30). "J. Perre maître poulier et faseur de compas." Dunkerque. RSW. suggest correction
PERREAUX, L.G. France, fl.1841-62, MIM PHIM firm founded in 1841; made precision instruments, dynamometers, spherometers, etc. rue Monsieur-le Prince, 16, Paris. USNM. suggest correction
PERRENOUD, SAUVEUR France, MIM Mathematical Instrument Set = PRM; Dividers, brass and steel = Bergbau Mining Museum, Bochum, Westalfia. RSW. suggest correction
PERRETT, GEORGE England, c.1799, apprenticed to William Elliott 1 in the Joiners' Company on Aug. 6, 1799. Crawforth 7. suggest correction
PERRINS, H. AND F. England, OIM Telescope, four-draw = Versailles 4/17/83. London. RSW. suggest correction
PERRON, R. England, c.1800, MIM Garden Sundial = P.C. (1976). London. RSW. suggest correction
PERRY AND CO. England, NIM Sextant = Soth. 10/18/71; Octant = Christie 12/21/71. probably P.F. Perry. West Hartlepool. RSW. suggest correction
PERRY, ANDREW Ireland, fl.1839-45, MIM optician. 5 Fitzwilliam Place, Grangegorman Lane (1839-42); 21 Grangegorman Lane (1843-45); both in Dublin. Morrison-Low and Burnettt. suggest correction
PERRY, EDMUND England, c.1675, MIM apprenticed to William Howe of the Grocers' Company on Feb. 15, 1666; free of the Company, June 2, 1675. J. Brown 1. suggest correction
PERRY, P.F. England, OIM Telescope = Christie-SK 2/8/79. see Perry and Co. Hartlepool. RSW. suggest correction
PERRY, THOMAS Ireland, fl.1835-37, OIM optician. 22 Grangegorman Lane, Dublin. Bryden 9; Morrison-Low and Burnett. suggest correction
PERSONNE, GILLES France, 1602-75, OIM PHIM mathematician; designed an equal-arm balance; worked on developing a vacuum; put telescopes on surveying and navigating instruments, c.1667; "Gilles Personne de Roberval." Roberval. Middleton 2; G.L'E. Turner 24; A.J. Turner 10. suggest correction
PESCHKE Germany, c.1743, MIM Mechanical Equatorial Sundial = HAK. Dresden. W. Eckhardt 3. suggest correction
PESCHKU, ANDREAS Austria, fl.1602-41, MIM Calendars, stone = GRA (1602), VIE (1610), Radkersburg Stadtmuseum (1615). Graz. Zinner 1. suggest correction
PETER, C.W. Holland, c.1820, PHIM Marine Barometer = D.(1954). probably G.W. Peter. Rotterdam. RSW. suggest correction
PETER, G.W. Holland, c.1850, NIM Azimuth Compass = OMM. Rotterdam. Mörzer Bruyns 2; RSW. suggest correction
PETER, G.W., EN ZOON Holland, c.1850, NIM Octants, (2) = AMST; Sextants (2) = Municipal Museum, Vlissingen; Azimuth Compasses = AMST, Nowegian Maritime Museum, Oslo. the compass at AMST also shows the name D.H. Selter. Rotterdam. Mörzer Bruyns 1 & 2. suggest correction
PETERS see Norris and Peters. RSW. suggest correction
PETERS, JAMES England, PHIM Wheel Barometer = X. Goodison 1. suggest correction
PETERSEN, C. Germany, c.1860, MIM Mathematical Instrument = HAM. St. Pauli; Hamburg. RSW. suggest correction
PETERSEN, HEINRICH Germany, NIM OIM PHIM T.C.; made barometers and telescopes. Grand Elbestrasse 7, Altona. RSW. suggest correction
PETIT, P. France, 1598-1677, MIM Celestial Globe, 1659 = BM. produced a form of grid micrometer; Intendant of Fortifications at Rouen; experimented with early barometers. Rouen. A.J. Turner 10; Middleton 1; RSW. suggest correction
PETLEY see Marx and Petley. USNM. suggest correction
PETRALI, ANGELO c.1820, NIM Octant, ebony, ivory and brass = Christie 5/10/83. RSW. suggest correction
Petri, Adolf 1819-1895 see Dolberg, Adolf suggest correction
PETRONI Patronus? Dewhirst. suggest correction
PETRUS AB AGGERE Spain; Belgium, fl.1558-62, MIM SIM Universal Equatorial Sundial, 1558 = RSM (loan) = Soth. 12/4/61 = Zoccali Coll. = Soth. 3/16/67 = ADL-DPW40; Graphometer?, 1560 = FLO-1278; Astronomical Ring, 1562 = OXF. sundial signed "Absolvit Bruxelle Petrus ab aggere in gratiam D. Francisci de Hispania anno salutis humanae 1558"; the graphometer? is signed "Absolvit Toleti Petrus ab aggere Mathematicus Regius"; astronomical ring is signed "Petrus Aggerius Matriti in gratian D. Petri Fajiandi"; Michel said the name might be a latinization of Van Rampart or Van den Dijk; the lists of towns with latitudes always start with "Hispania", as Spain owned the Low Countries at that time. Brussels (1558); Toledo (1560); Madrid (1562). Bonelli 1; Morpurgo 2; Zinner 1 (2nd Ed.); Price 2; Michel 3; Gunther 2; Evans 1; ADL; RSW. suggest correction
PETRUS AGGERIUS see Petrus ab aggere. RSW. suggest correction
PETRUS PHILOMENA DE DACIA Italy; France; Denmark, fl.1286-1303, known as Peter Nightingale; designed an equatorium; author. Bologna (1286-92); Paris (1292); Denmark (c.1303). O. Pedersen. suggest correction
PETTERS' SON, BORSE Sweden, NIM Hadley's Quadrant = GMM. Börse Petters' Son. Göteborg. RSW. suggest correction
PETTERSSON, GUSTAF Sweden, fl.1806-42, OIM PHIM apprenticed to Gabriel Collin; free in 1806. Stockholm. Pipping 1. suggest correction
PETTIT, JAMES England, fl.1837-44, OIM Telescopes = Soth. 10/18/71 (1837), Christie-SK 12/1/83 (1844). F.R.A.S. RSW. suggest correction
PETZL, JOH. PHIL. Germany, 1709, MIM Sundial, stone, 1709 = REG. Zinner 1. suggest correction
PEUCHOT France, MIM Celestial Planispheres, (3) = CNAM. RSW. suggest correction
PEUERBACH, GEORG Austria; Germany1423-72, astronomer; author; Zinner thought he made astrolabes and shield-type sundials. Vienna. Zinner 1. suggest correction
PEVERELLE, JOHN B. England, fl.1849-54, PHIM barometer maker. 16 Pershore Street, Birmingham. RSW. suggest correction
PEVIN, N. France, MIM Butterfield-type Sundial = O-F 13. P. Sevin? Paris. Monreal. suggest correction
PEYRONNY, M.M. DE, ET HENRI ROBERT France, 19th Century, MIM Universal Sundial = ADL-W140. "Cadran Solaire universal par M.M. de Peyronny et Henri Robert Horlogers." ADL; RSW. suggest correction
PFAB, ANDREAS Germany, 1760, MIM Mechanical Equatorial Sundial, 1760 = DRE. Dresden. Evans 1; RSW. suggest correction
PFAEFFTI Switzerland, MIM Protractor = PAM? Berne. RSW. suggest correction
PFALTZ, J. WILLIAM USA, fl.1807-10, MIM clock and watch maker. 39 Fells Street F.P. (1807-08); St. Paul's Lane (1810); both in Baltimore, Md. Smart 1. suggest correction
PFEIFFER, JOHANNES ANDREAS Germany, fl.1717-47, MIM Universal Ring Sundial = OXF; Combination Drawing Compass No. 4, 1742 = Koller, 1972 = P.C. = Christie 4/3/85; Graphometer, 1747 = Huelsmann Coll. Coburg. Evans 1; Gunther 2; Michel 3; Syndram; RSW. suggest correction
PFENNINGER, J.C. Germany, 18th Century, MIM Equatorial Sundial = KAS. Kassel. Lübke. suggest correction
PFINZING, PAUL Germany, b.1554, MIM made odometers. Nürnberg. Beckmann. suggest correction
PFISTER, HERMAN Switzerland; USA, 1847-1911, MIM SIM Theodolites = USNM, Butler County Historical Society, Hamilton, Ohio. joined Rasselas Prince Whitcomb in R. Whitcomb and Co., 1877-78; worked alone 1870-76 and 1879-1905; his son, William Henry Pfister, was his foreman in 1905. Schaffhausen; Missouri; 119 W. 5th, Cincinnatti, Ohio (1870-1911). Smart 1. suggest correction
PFISTER, MARTIN Germany; Norway, fl.1537-42, MIM sundial maker. Nürnberg (-1542); Spitzenberg. Gouk 1. suggest correction
PFISTER, WILLIAM HENRY USA, 1875-1935, MIM SIM son of Herman Pfister; foreman for his father in 1905. Cincinnatti, Ohio. Smart 1. suggest correction
PHAIDROS Greece, c.200 A.D., MIM Sundial, quiver variant = BM. there are four sundials in one; Gibbs 2544; Phaidros was the son of Zoilos, a Paenian. Athens. Gibbs 1. suggest correction
PHARE, I.E. MIM Compass = LIM. RSW. suggest correction
PHELIZOT, C. France, c.1620, MIM Sundial inside the cover of a watch = Drouot 2/18/60 = P.C. Dijon. Pippa; RSW. suggest correction
PHELPS England, MIM SIM Surveyor's Cross = STM. Royal Exchange, London. RSW. suggest correction
PHELPS AND GURLEY USA, fl.1845-51, MIM OIM PHIM SIM Meridian Telescope, small = P.C.; Surveyor's Compasses = GUR, USNM; Transits = GUR, Buffalo and Erie County Historical Society, N.Y.; etc. Jonas H. Phelps and William Gurley. 319 River Street, Troy, N.Y. Smart 1; USNM; RSW. suggest correction
PHELPS AND GURLEYS USA, fl.1851-52, MIM OIM PHIM SIM Jonas H. Phelps and William and Lewis Ephraim Gurley; firm became W. and L.E. Gurley; which see. 319 River Street, Troy, N.Y. Smart 1. suggest correction
PHELPS, B.C. USA, 1861, MIM Astronomical Quadrant, 1861 = D.(1984). Coffeen H. suggest correction
PHELPS, JONAS H. USA, 1809-65, MIM PHIM SIM Surveying Compass = P.C. associated with Oscar Hanks from 1833 to 1837; took Lewis E. Gurley as an apprentice in 1844; became a partner with William Gurley, 1845-52; moved to Connecticut and continued to make surveying instruments; see Phelps and Gurley and Phelps and Gurleys. 319 River Street, Troy, N.Y. Smart 1. suggest correction
PHELPS, THOMAS England, fl.1799-1823, MIM OIM PHIM Wheel Barometer = X. Fetter Lane (1799); 28 Holywell Lane, Shoreditch; 30 Red Lion Street, Holborn (1802-05); 33 Monkwell Street (1817-18); 19 Jewin Street (1822-23); the last 3 in Cripplegate, all in London. Taylor 2(1194); Goodison 1. suggest correction
PHENDLER, ISAAC Germany, c.1590, MIM Sinecal Quadrant = Spitzer Sale = HAK. Michel 3; RSW. suggest correction
PHILIP, GEORGE, AND SON England, MIM Pair of Globes, 3-inch = Soth. 5/12/75; Terrestrial Globe = USNM. the globe at the USNM is from the Liverpool address. 92 Fleet Street, London; 51 South Castle Street, Liverpool. USNM; RSW. suggest correction
PHILIP, ROBERT England, c.1830, OIM 19 North Street, Brighton. Taylor 2(1960). suggest correction
PHILIPS, HENRY England, fl.1648-77, invented Philips' Tide Ring. London Bridge, London. Taylor 1(229). suggest correction
PHILLIPS England, MIM Globes (3) = K. and C. 4/7/76. RSW. suggest correction
PHILLIPS BROS. England, c.1850, PHIM Stick Barometer = Soth.-S 7/17/96. 31 Cockspur Street, Charing Cross, London. RSW. suggest correction
PHILLIPS, CAPT. C., R.N. England, NIM Marine Compass = RSM. RSW. suggest correction
PHILLIPS, J. England, c.1840, OIM Microscope = D.(1986). London. Coffeen 12. suggest correction
PHILLIPS, JAMES Ireland, 1800, MIM Garden Sundial, 1800 = Ulstet Folk Museum. Derriaghy. Clarke et al. suggest correction
PHILLIPS, JOHN England, c.1695, apprenticed to Jonathan Roberts in the Broderers' Company, May 24, 1695. Crawforth 7. suggest correction
PHILLIPS, SOLOMON England, c.1838, OIM T.C.; spectaclemaker; practical optician. 43 Rathbone Place; No. 231 Tottenham Court Road, nearly opposite Percy Street; both in London. Calvert 2; Taylor 2(2206). suggest correction
PHILLIPS, WILLIAM England, c.1808, apprenticed to James Clark 1 of the Grocers' Company on May 5, 1808. J. Brown 1. suggest correction
PHILOMENA see Petrus Philomena de Dacia. O. Pedersen. suggest correction
PIANCHII, P. AND H. DE Italy, 1764, MIM Evans 1. suggest correction
PIANTA AND CO. England, PHIM Wheel Barometer = X. Birmingham. Goodison 1. suggest correction
PIAR, SCHOL Austria, MIM Horizontal Sundial, silvered brass = SPI-2844. Vienna. RSW. suggest correction
PIATTI, PAULUS AMILIUS Italy, 1728, MIM Rule, 1728 = ADL-M129. the rule is marked "A" and "E", one at each end. Venice. Engelmann 1; ADL; RSW. suggest correction
PICA, JUAN Spain, MIM SIM Theodolite = Soth. 12/19/66. Barcelona. RSW. suggest correction
PICARD France, c.1820, PHIM Barometer = La Rochelle 7/6/83. "opticien." Dreux. RSW. suggest correction
PICARD, EUGENE France, 1865, MIM Terrestrial Globe, 1865 = Auction, Honfleur, 6/17/79. worked under Andriveau Goujon. RSW. suggest correction
PICARD, JEAN France, 1620-82, astrononomer; an early advocate for using telescopes on surveying instruments, c.1669; scientist; worked on standardizing weights and measures; invented a new level. Paris. G.L'E. Turner 24; Daumas 1; Dawson 216, 1971; A.J. Turner 10. suggest correction
PICARDI MIM Universal Ring Sundial, silver = NOR. RSW. suggest correction
PICART France, 1733, MIM Equatorial Sundial, 1733 = LIE; Gunner's Level = Evans Coll. = OXF; Sector = D.(1997). gunner's level also spelled "Picard", marked "J. Weiler" at a later time. Combrey. Evans 1; Michel 3; Brieux 3; Tesseract X; RSW. suggest correction
PICART, A. France, c.1840, OIM Concave Lens on stand = D. 20 Rue Mayet, Paris. Moskowitz 103. suggest correction
PICCARD, CHARLES France, c.1700, MIM Variation Compass = PMM. St. Malo. Price 2; RSW. suggest correction
PICK, JAMES Russia, c.1851, PHIM showed at the Great Exhibitiom of London in 1851. Warsaw. G.L'E. Turner 24. suggest correction
PICKERING England, see Dixon and Pickering, barometer makers. RSW. suggest correction
PICKERING, JAMES Ireland, fl.1810-34, PHIM Balance = WHI. records show him as a "Scale Maker" (1810-16) and a "Beam and Scale Maker" (1817-34). 73 Pill Lane, Dublin. O. Brown 2. suggest correction
PICKERING, THOMAS 1 England, c.1781, MIM apprenticed to Michael Dancer in the Joiners; Company on Sept. 4, 1781; listed as a MIM in the directories; may be the same as Thomas Pickering 2. London. Crawforth 7. suggest correction
PICKERING, THOMAS 2 England, c.1838, MIM OIM may be the same as Thomas Pickering 1. 30 Regent Street, Kensington, London. Taylor 2(2207). suggest correction
PICKERINGE, THEOPHILUS England, c.1642, apprenticed to John Brown 6 in the Joiners' Company, 1642. Crawforth 7. suggest correction
PICKETT, GEORGE England, c.1840, PHIM Wheel Barometer = Soth. 4/28/88. 265 Oxford Street, London. RSW. suggest correction
PICQUET, G. France, fl.1627-42, MIM Astrolabes, wood and paper, 1627 = P.C. and D.; Astrolabe, wood and paper, 1642 = CNAM. the astrolabe at the CNAM is ICA-220A and is also marked "Jehan Lebrun." (P.C.) Chez Pierre Mariette rue St. Jacques à lesperance; (D.) Chez Melchior Tavernier, graveur & imprimieur du Roi pour les tailles douces, demeurant en l'Isle du Palais sur le Quay qui regard la Megisserie à l'Espic d'Or; both in Paris. Gunther 1; Price 1; Michel 2 & 3; Dewhirst; Brieux 2; ICA 2; RSW. suggest correction
PIERCE, SAMUEL England, c.1770, OIM worked for Ramsden for over 30 years; made telescopes. London. Dewhirst; Clay and Court; USNM. suggest correction
PIERCE, WILLIAM USA, c.1639, almanac compiler; mariner. Charles Evans; Bedini 8. suggest correction
PIERRE, DANIEL DE Germany, 1665, OIM Microscope, 1665 = DRE. lens maker. Augsburg. Dewhirst; RSW. suggest correction
PIERRE, MAISTRE France, c.1551, NIM Master Pierre; "le Compassier"; made Foullon's holometer. rue de la vieille drapperie à l'Enseigne Sainct Geneviève, Paris. Michel 3. suggest correction
PIERRELET, V. France, 1840, MIM Planetarium on clock, 1840 = CNAM. RSW. suggest correction
PIERUCCI, MARIANO Italy, fl.1851-73, PHIM made many physical instruments that are in the Institute of G. Salvemini in Florence; worked for the gabinetto di Fisica U. di Pisa. Pisa. Brenni 1. suggest correction
PIETER, JOHANNES SINT Holland, fl.1773-83, PHIM Scale of a Barometer = Centraal Museum, Utrecht; Stick Barometer = Soth.-A 1977. Utrecht. Mörzer Bruyns 2. suggest correction
PIETER, JOHANNES SINT, BONGIANI & COMP. Holland, c.1783, PHIM Barometer = P.C. (1912). Utrecht. Mörzer Bruyns 2. suggest correction
PIETERSZ, REYNIER pre-1597, invented two navigating instruments and a ring sundial. Michel 3. suggest correction
PIETERZE, P. Holland, NIM Compass, wood = Fries Museum, Leeuwarden. Harlingen. Mörzer Bruyns 2. suggest correction
PIETRO, ORATIO GOVERNA Italy, 1585, MIM Astrolabe, 1585 = P. & S. 4/3/1894 = HOF. ICA-182. Padua. Price 1; ICA 2; Gunther 1; Evans 1; RSW. suggest correction
PIFFARETTI England, PHIM Wheel Barometer = X. 48 Judd Street, Euston Road, London. Goodison 1. suggest correction
PIGANDOLA England, PHIM Wheel Barometer = X. Goodison 1. suggest correction
PIGEON 1 France, MIM Sectors = Christie 12/18/74, D.(1976). the dealer's sector is labelled "à commune affranchie." Lyon?; Paris? Moskowitz; RSW. suggest correction
PIGEON 2 France, c.1690, MIM Folding Square = ADL-M49. modified terrestrial and celestial globes under Coronelli's direction; used a different "g" from Pigeon à Lyon. Place Dauphine, Paris. Michel 3; Engelmann 1; ADL; RSW. suggest correction
PIGEON 3 France, 1788, MIM Sector = ADL-M89c; Alidade = ADL-M134; Equatorial Sundial = MERC; Butterfield-type Sundials = OXF, P.C.(1968), Soth. 3/27/72; Protractor = Versailles 2/28/82; Chest of Architect's Instruments, 1788 = Drouot Richelieu 4/28/88. used a different "g" from Pigeon à Paris. Lyon. Daumas 1; Dewhirst; Engelmann 1; ADL; RSW. suggest correction
PIGEON, G. France, c.1780, MIM Armillary Sphere, Copernican, cardboard = X. Paris. Bryden 9. suggest correction
PIGEON, JEAN (1), AND G. LE ROY France, 1714, MIM Armillary Sphere, 1714 = POB. G. Le Roy was the son-in-law of Jean (1) Pigeon. Lyon. Guye et Michel. suggest correction
PIGEON, JEAN 1 France, fl.1714-17, MIM made miniature terrestrial globes. Lyon. Krogt 2; RSW. suggest correction
PIGEON, JEAN 2 France, 1804, MIM Celestial Globe, 1804 = MUN. celestial globe on Andreas Steib's astronomical clock, 1804, at MUN; "Ce Globe du Ciel a été desiné selon l'Observatoire presente de l'Astronom de Paris de trois cens étoiles de Jean Pigeon Mathe: dedié à S.A.R. Mgr. le Duc d'Orleans"; see Jean Pigeon 1. Paris. Friess. suggest correction
PIGGOTT, PETER WILLIAM England, fl.1838-46, MIM OIM PHIM apprenticed to Thomas Ventom in the Merchant Taylors' Company; free of the Company; may be the same man as the holder of a patent on optical instruments. 4 Penton Street, Walworth; Taylor 2(2208); Dewhirst; Crawforth 7. suggest correction
PIGOT, FRANCIS England, 17th Century, MIM Astronomical Quadrant = OXF. RSW. suggest correction
PIGOT, JOHN England, 1770-1854, PHIM barometer maker. 7 Noble Street, Wilmington Square, London (1823-36). Goodison 1. suggest correction
PIGUER, MICHAEL see Michael Piquer. RSW. suggest correction
PIK, JAN Poland, c.1850, MIM Cannon Sundial = Clock Museum, Warsaw. optician. Warsaw. RSW. suggest correction
PIKE'S SON, B. USA, fl.1867-1916, MIM OIM SIM Surveyor's Compasses = Historical Society of Rockland County, N.Y., Onondago Historical Society, Syracuse, N.Y. Daniel Pike. 518 Broadway (1867-&6); 960 Broadway (1881); 930 Broadway (1878; 1886); 638 Madison Avenue (1913), and 24 East 59th Street (1916); all in New York, N.Y. Smart 1; USNM. suggest correction
PIKE'S SONS AND CO., B. USA, c.1867, MIM NIM OIM PHIM SIM Transit = Old Salem, Inc., Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Daniel and Gardiner Pike. New York, N.Y. USNM. suggest correction
PIKE, B., AND SON USA, 1831-41, 1844-49, MIM NIM OIM PHIM SIM Surveyor's Compasses = Nebraska State Historical Society, Lincoln, Western Reserve Historical Society, VCW, Maine Historical Society, Portland, Chicago Historical Society, Ill., USNM, North Carolina Museum of History and the State Archives, Gunner's Calipers = Harvard U. Observatory; Barometer = USNM; Dip Circle = Soth. 3/10/87; Protractor Set, with case = D.(1993); etc. Benjamin Pike 1 and 2, 1831-41, and Benjamin Pike 1 and Daniel Pike, 1843-50; protractor set signed "Crozet's Protractor"; did not make all the instruments they sold. 12 Wall Street (1831-32); 14 Wall Street (1832-33); 166 Broadway (1833-42); all in New York, N.Y. Smart 1; USNM; Coffeen C and 43; Moskowitz 103; Warner 14; RSW. suggest correction
PIKE, B., AND SON'S USA, c.1835, MIM Gunner's Calipers = D.(1992). New York. Coffeen 39. suggest correction
PIKE, B., AND SONS USA, fl.1850-67, MIM NIM OIM PHIM SIM Surveyor's Compasses = New Jersey Historical Society, Newark, Sutter's Fort, Sacramento, Cal., USNM, Western Reserve Historical Society Museum, Ohio, D.(1972), GUR, P.C., etc; Transits = WHI, Buffalo and Erie County Historical Society, N.Y., D.(1982); Microscope = D.(1986); Barometers = USNM (2). Benjamin Pike 1 and either Benjamin (2) and Daniel Pike, 1841-43, or Daniel and Gardiner Pike, 1850-67. 166 Broadway; 518 Broadway; both in New York, N.Y. Smart 1; USNM; Coffeen 14; Moskowitz 104; J.A. Bennett 2. suggest correction
PIKE, BENJAMIN 1 England; USA, 1777-1863, MIM NIM OIM PHIM SIM Surveyor's Compass = Rutgers University, New Jersey. took Benjamin Pike, Jr. ( 2) as partner, 1831-41; took Benjamin (2) and Daniel Pike, his sons, as partners, 1841-43; worked with Daniel alone 1843-50; Gardiner Pike, another son, worked with his father and Daniel, 1850-63; firm continued under the old name until c.1893; some of their instruments surely purchased from other makers. England (1777-1798); 147 Pearl Street (1807); 12 Wall Street (1810-30); 166 Broadway; 518 Broadway (1841-67); all but the English address are in New York N.Y. Smart 1; USNM; Moskowitz 103; Warner 14; RSW. suggest correction
PIKE, BENJAMIN 2 USA, 1809-64, MIM NIM OIM PHIM SIM Barometer = USNM; Surveyor's Compasses = D.(1971), P.C. (2); Graphometer, 1850 = USNM; Theodolites = Franklin Institute, Pa., D.(1992). in business with his father and brother, Daniel, 1841-43; then worked alone; known as Benjamin Pike, Jr. 166 Broadway (1841-43); 294 Broadway (1843-64); both in New York, N.Y. Taylor 2(1961); Smart 1; USNM; Moskowitz 103; D.J. Warner 10; Coffeen 36. suggest correction
PIKE, BENJAMIN, JR. see Benjamin Pike 2. RSW. suggest correction
PIKE, DANIEL USA, 1815-93, MIM NIM OIM PHIM SIM son of Benjamin Pike 1; worked with his father, and his brother, Benjamin Pike 2 1841-43; worked with his father 1843-50; worked with his father and his brother, Gardiner, 1850-67. 166 Broadway; 518 Broadway; both in New York, N.Y. Smart 1; USNM; Moskowitz 103. suggest correction
PIKE, GARDINER USA, 1824-93, MIM NIM OIM PHIM SIM youngest son of Benjamin Pike 1; worked with his father and his brother, Daniel, 1850-67, as B. Pike and Sons. 518 Broadway, New York, N.Y. Smart 1; USNM; Moskowitz 103. suggest correction
PIKKER, THOM. D. Holland, c.1742, NIM Thom. D. Pikker; compass maker. Amsterdam. Mörzer Bruyns 2. suggest correction
PILGRAM, BENEDICT Germany, fl.1524, MIM sundial maker. Nürnberg. Gouk 1. suggest correction
PILGRAM, FRITZ Germany, d.1543, MIM member of the compass maker guild; made ivory diptych sundials. Nürnberg. Gouk 1. suggest correction
PILGRAM, HANS Germany, 1544, MIM sundial maker; Master of the compass maker guild in 1544. Nürnberg. Gouk 1. suggest correction
PILGRAM, SEBALD Germany, fl.1530-47, MIM member of the compass maker guild; made ivory diptych sundials. Nürnberg. Gouk 1. suggest correction
PILKINGTON AND GIBBS England, 1860, MIM Heliochronometers = P.C.(1860), D., Soth. 7/10/67. Soth. signed "Pilkington and Gibbs Ltd." Preston. RSW. suggest correction
PILKINGTON, GEORGE England, fl.1838-46, MIM OIM PHIM 48 St. James's Street, Clerkenwell; 14 Clarence Place, Pentonville; both in London. Taylor 2(2209); Dewhirst. suggest correction
PILLISCHER, MORITZ England, fl.1850-87, MIM OIM PHIM Microscopes = OXF (1855), Phillips 4/20/83 (1887), D.; Telescopes = Phillips 4/20/83 Soth.-S 5/19/88; Stick Barometers = X (2); Fortin-type Barometer = Sotheby 12/15/94; Sunshine Recorder = P.C.; Barograph = KEN. showed at the Great Exhibition of 1851 in London, where he was listed as "Morrice Pillischer"; Fortin-type barometer (Bond St.) marked "No. 550." 398 Oxford Street (1851); 88 New Bond Street (1854); both in London. Goodison 1; G.L'E. Turner 24; Dewhirst; Middleton 1; RSW. suggest correction
PILLOT France or Belgium, PHIM devised a type of ballooning stick barometer called "Barometric Simple de Pillot." RSW. suggest correction
PILON, GERMAIN France, c.1575, MIM Polyhedral Sundials = D. 32 faces; one sits on Atlas, the other on a caryatid; invented by "P. Beautemps de St.-Pourcinen Auvergne." Brieux 2. suggest correction
PINAM, JOSEPH MIM Quadrant, wood, 4-inch radius = FLO-1306. Bonelli 1. suggest correction
PINARD, HENRI France, MIM SIM Surveyor's Compass = Cranbrook Institute of Science, Mich. Paris. USNM. suggest correction
PINCHBECK England, post-1783, MIM succeeded Christopher Pinchbeck 2. London. Taylor 2(297). suggest correction
PINCHBECK, CHRISTOPHER 1 England, fl.1670-1723, MIM father of Christopher Pinchbeck 2. St. George's Court, St. John's Lane; Sign of the Astronomico-Musical Clock, near the Leg of Mutton, Fleet Street (1721); both in London. Taylor 2(101). suggest correction
PINCHBECK, CHRISTOPHER 2 England, 1710-83, MIM PHIM made thermometers; son of Christopher Pinchbeck 1. Cockspur Street, London. Taylor 2(297). suggest correction
PINCHETTA, A., AND CO. England, c.1810, PHIM Stick Barometer = Soth.-Bill. 4/21/93. London. RSW. suggest correction
PINCHETTI, A. England, PHIM Wheel Barometer = Christie 1/26/90. London. RSW. suggest correction
PINEAU, F. France, 17th Century, MIM Dividers, iron = ADL-M84. Engelmann 1; Michel 3; ADL; RSW. suggest correction
PINHEY AND WOODS England, MIM NIM patent compass correction with azimuth sundial. 58 High Street, Southampton. RSW. suggest correction
PINI, J. England, PHIM Wheel Barometer = X. see T. Pini. 13 Baldwin Gardens, Holborn, London. Goodison 1. suggest correction
PINI, J. AND L. England, fl.1848-60, PHIM Joseph and Luigi Pini were partners; barometer makers. 23 Brook Street, Holborn, London. Goodison 1. suggest correction
PINI, JOSEPH England, fl.1835-60, PHIM Wheel Barometers = X (2), Phillips 2/15/89. thermometer maker; in partnership with Luigi Pini, 1848-60; Phillips signed "I. Pini." 1 Princes Street, Red Lion Square (1835); 3 Princes Street, Red Lion Square (1836); 23 Brook Street (1838-60); all in London. Goodison 1; RSW. suggest correction
PINI, JOSEPH, AND CO. England, c.1838, PHIM Wheel Barometer = X. barometer signed "Pini and Co." with no address. 23 Brook Street, Holborn, London. Taylor 2(2210); Goodison 1. suggest correction
PINI, LUIGI England, fl.1848-60, PHIM see J. and L. Pini. 23 Brook Street, Holborn, London. Goodison 1. suggest correction
PINI, T. England, PHIM Wheel Barometer = D.(1975). this may be a misreading, see J. Pini. 13 Baldwin Gardens, Leather Lane, London. RSW. suggest correction
PINI, VALENTINO Italy, fl.1598-1607, designed sundials, 1598; author. Venice. Lübke; RSW. suggest correction
PINNEY, FRAN. England, PHIM Wheel Barometers = X (2). one signed "Pinney Stamford." Stamford. Goodison 1. suggest correction
PINNI, FRANCIS, AND CO. England, PHIM Stick Barometer = X; Wheel Barometer = Soth. 10/22/87. Holborn, London. Goodison 1; RSW. suggest correction
PIOCHAT France, 1710, MIM Butterfield-type Sundial, 1710 = Heinz Coll., Carnegie Museum, Pittsburg, Pa.; Butterfield-type Sundials = Soth. 11/17/38 & 3/11/77. "Elève de Butterfield." Paris. Stewart; Gunther 2; Michel 3; Dewhirst; RSW. suggest correction
PIOTI, JAMES England, c.1792, PHIM Wheel Barometer = X; Stick Barometer = Soth.-C 10/9/86. stick barometer is signed "Pioty Boston"; the name is sometimes spelled "Peote." Boston, Lincolnshire. Goodison 1; RSW. suggest correction
PIOTTE, JAMES England, fl.1806-23, PHIM Wheel Barometer = X. the barometer is signed "Piotte Hull." Queen Street (1806-23); 2 Queen Street (1821-23); both in Hull. Goodison 1. suggest correction
PIOTTI, P. England, c.1800, PHIM Barometer = Christie 4/25/91. signed "P. Piotti Fecit." RSW. suggest correction
PIOTTY, J. England, PHIM Stick Barometer = X. Lincoln. Goodison 1. suggest correction
PIOTY, J. England, PHIM Stick Barometer = Soth.-S 1/25/89. London. RSW. suggest correction
PIPER England, 19th Century, PHIM Aneroid Barometer = Phillips 2/2/84. Exeter. RSW. suggest correction
PIPER, GEORGE England, 1809, MIM Perpetual Calendar, 1809 = D.(1988). patented Aug. 12, 1809. London. RSW. suggest correction
PIQUER, F. MICHAEL Spain; France; Belgium, 1542, MIM Astrolabe, 1542 = D.; Astrolabe = NMM. the dealer's astrolabe is signed "Opus F. Mich. Piquer / Hisp. Parisiis MDXLII / Ant. Charreton XII Lugd. 1542"; Charreton may have been the owner in Lyon; the astrolabe at the NMM has Louvain as its source, ICA-433, ex-Barbarini Coll; see M.P. 1. Catalonia; Paris (1542); Louvain. Price 1; NMM 2; ICA 2; Michel 3; Gunther 1; Brieux 2; GHP. suggest correction
PIQUIER, D. MICHAEL see F. Michael Piquer. RSW. suggest correction
PIQUOLET c.1790, MIM Sundial on a snuff box = Evans Coll. Evans 1. suggest correction
PIRELLI, D. England, PHIM Wheel Barometer = X. Goodison 1. suggest correction
PIRENBRUNNER, ERASMUS Germany, 1574, MIM Astronomical Clock, 1574 = VIG. Augsburg. Neumann 1. suggest correction
PIREON, JEAN misreading for Jean Pigeon 2. Friess. suggest correction
PIRET, J. France, PHIM Barometer = Wallace Coll., London. Paris. F.J.B. Watson. suggest correction
PIRGER, WOLFGANG Germany, 1485, MIM sundial maker in 1485. Nürnberg. Gouk 1. suggest correction
PISA, THOMAS OF see Thomas of Pisa. Dewhirst; Michel 3. suggest correction
PISANI, OCTAVIUS Italy, c.1600, MIM Armillary Sphere = Chauveau Coll. Naples. Michel 3 (?).; check Octavii ! suggest correction
PISONE, B. England, c.1840, MIM Gauging Rod for spirits = P.C. "Liquidometer." RSW. suggest correction
PISTALLA, CHARLES England, c.1805, PHIM barometer maker. 221 High Holborn, London. Goodison 1. suggest correction
PISTOR UND HIRSCHMANN Germany, fl.1813-15, MIM OIM Karl Philipp Heinrich Pistor and Hirschmann, Senior. Berlin. Weil and Baden. suggest correction
PISTOR UND MARTINS Germany, fl.c.1845-71, MIM NIM OIM Meridian Transit, 1859 = AUI; Three-circle Navigating Instrument = Christie 12/18/74; Reflecting Circles = WHI, Phillips 11/16/76; Prismatic Circles = AMST (4). Karl Philip Henrich Pistor; after his death, Martins continued the firm. Berlin. Mörzer Bruyns 1; Pipping 1; J.A. Bennett 1 & 2; USNM; Middleton 1; Weil and Baden; RSW. suggest correction
PISTOR UND MENDELSSOHN Germany, pre-1813, MIM Karl Philipp Heinrich Pistor and Karl Theodor Nathan Mendelssohn; instrument makers. Berlin. Pipping 1; Weil and Baden. suggest correction
PISTOR UND SCHIECK Germany, fl.1824-36, MIM OIM PHIM listed barometers in their 1829 catalogue. Berlin. Middleton 1; Weil and Baden. suggest correction
PISTOR, KARL PHILIPP HEINRICH Germany, 1778-1847, MIM Sundial, pocket, round = Drouot 11/7/75. started out as an amateur and soon became a professional; received a D. Phil. in 1843; partner with Karl Theodor Nathan Mendelssohn pre-1813; Friedrich Wilhelm Schieck joined his workshop as a journeyman, 1811-19, and in 1824 became a partner and workshop manager in Pistor und Schieck; this partnership continued to 1836; Pistor then had a short partnership with Hirschmann, Senior, and later with Martins as Pistor und Martins until 1871 when Martins died; had visited Tulley in London for five weeks, c.1822. 34 Mauerstrasse, Berlin. Pipping 1; J.A. Bennett 2; Weil and Baden. suggest correction
PITSALLA, CHARLES England, c.1800, PHIM Wheel Barometer = Phillips-Retford. London. ATG 5/10/97. suggest correction
PITT, R. England, MIM Diptych Sundial, wood and ivory = D.(1976). London. RSW. suggest correction
PITTUS, MINIATO Italy, fl.1553-67, MIM Sundial with Quadrant, wood, 1553 = Evans Coll. Florence. Evans 1; Gunther 2; Michel 3; Dewhirst. suggest correction
PITZOLI, ANTHONY Ireland, fl.1831-35, PHIM barometer maker. 86 Pill Lane (1831); 86 1/2 Pill Lane (1832-35); both in Dublin. Bryden 9; Goodison 1; Morrison-Low and Burnett. suggest correction
PIXII France, MIM Sector = Drouot 4/26/67-71. either Nicolas Constant Pixii or his son, Anthoine-Hippolyte Pixii. RSW. suggest correction
PIXII ET FILS France, c.1833, PHIM Air Pump = P.C. Nicolas Constant and Antoine-Hippolyte Pixii. rue de Grenelle, St. Germain 181, Paris. Brieux 3; RSW. suggest correction
PIXII NEVEU ET SUCCESSEUR France, c.1825, PHIM Prism, variable angle = USNM. "Pixii Neveu et Successeur de Dumotiez." Rue du Jardinet No. 2 à Paris. Warner 13. suggest correction
PIXII PERE ET FILS France, 1808-35, PHIM Barometer = Nouveau Drouot 5/20/88; Air Pump = D.(1976). "Tube de Mariotte"; "Pixii Père et fils; Nicolas Constant and Antoine-Hippolyte Pixii. rue de Grenelle, St. Germain 181, Paris. Warner 13; RSW. suggest correction
PIXII, ANTOINE-HIPPOLYTE France, 1803-35, PHIM Electromagnetic Generator = FLO. son of Nicolas Constant Pixii; invented a magneto-electric machine in 1832; worked with his father, 1832-35. 91 Rue de Jardinet, No. 2, Paris. Daumas 1; G.L'E. Turner 24; Warner 13. suggest correction
PIXII, NICOLAS CONSTANT France, 1776-1861, MIM PHIM Thermoscope = P.C.; Torricelli Tube, 1830 = USNM; Hygrometer = LEY; Goniometers, Wollaston-type = APS, USNM; Pyrometer = USNM; Thermometer = LEY. nephew of Louis-Joseph and Pierre François Dumotiez; one of the best and most productive makers of physical apparatus of his day; succeeded his uncles, c.1815; worked with his son, Antoine-Hippolyte, 1832-35; see Pixii Père et Fils; see Nicolas Constant Pixii-Dumotiez; U. of Georgia, Athens, bought instruments in 1819. 91 rue de Jardinet, No. 2, Paris. Daumas 1; Multhauf 1; USNM; G.L'E. Turner 24; Warner 13; RSW. suggest correction
PIXII-DUMOTIEZ, NICOLAS CONSTANT France, c.1815, MIM Drawing Instrument Set = PEA. Nicolas Constant Pixii succeeded his uncles, Louis-Joseph and Pierre François Dumotiez, c.1815. Paris. Daumas. suggest correction
PIXU misreading for Pixii. Drouot 4/26/67. suggest correction
PIZZALA England, c.1850, PHIM Stick Barometer = Christie-SK 1/22/87. could be A. or Francis Augustus Pizzala 2. 20 Charles Street, Hatton Garden, London. RSW. suggest correction
PIZZALA AND GREENE England, post-1854, MIM OIM PHIM Wheel Barometer = X. Francis Augustus Pizzala 2 and Greene 1. 19 Hatton Garden, London. Goodison 1. suggest correction
PIZZALA, A. England, fl.1840-53, MIM OIM PHIM Wheel Barometers = D.(1977), X; Stick Barometers = Soth. 5/12/72 and 10/16/86; Universal Equatorial Sundial = Soth. 5/21/73. succeeded Francis Augustus Pizzala 1 and was succeeded by Francis Augustus Pizzala 2. 7 Charles Street, Hatton Garden (1840-46); 19 Hatton Garden (1847-53); both in London. Taylor 2(2211); Goodison 1; Dewhirst; RSW. suggest correction
PIZZALA, FRANCIS AUGUSTUS 1 England, fl.1838-40, MIM OIM PHIM Barometer = Christie 5/24/39. succeeded by A. Pizzala; either A. Pizzala kept F.A Pizzala 1 name and showed in the Great Exhibition of 1851 in London or it was F.A. Pizzala 2 who showed. 7 Charles Street, Hatton Garden, London. Goodison 1; G.L'E. Turner 24; Taylor 2(2211); RSW. suggest correction
PIZZALA, FRANCIS AUGUSTUS 2 England, fl.1854-60, MIM OIM PHIM succeeded A. Pizzala in 1854; later a partner with Greene 1. 19 Hatton Garden, London. G.L'E. Turner 24; Goodison 1. suggest correction
PIZZALA, J. England, PHIM Wheel Barometer = X. 84 Leather Lane, Holborn, Lomdon. Goodison 1. suggest correction
PIZZI AND CETTI England, c.1830, PHIM Wheel Barometers = X (2). Buckingham. Goodison 1; Baillie 1. suggest correction
PIZZI AND NEGRETTI England, fl.1841-45, PHIM Jane Pizzi took Henry Negretti as a partner after the death of her husband, Valentine Pizzi; made barometers. 19 Leather Lane, London. Goodison 1. suggest correction
PIZZI, JANE England, fl.1840-45, PHIM widow of Valentine Pizzi; partner with Henry Negretti, 1841-45; made barometers. 27 Cross Street, Hatton Garden (1840); 19 Leather Lane (1841-45); both in London. Taylor 2(2112); Goodison 1. suggest correction
PIZZI, VALENTINE England, fl.1838-40, PHIM barometer maker; succeeded by his widow, Jane, and Henry Negretti. 27 Cross Street, Hatton Garden, London. Goodison 1; Taylor 2(2212). suggest correction
PL., CAR. see Carolus Platus. Michel 3. suggest correction
PLACE, WILLIAM England, 1694, MIM Proportional Rule, boxwood, 1694 = Soth. 5/21/73 = NMM. "made for Benjamen Philliaps." Wynter and Turner; NMM 2; RSW. suggest correction
PLAGEMANN, JOHAN JOACHIM FRIEDRICH Germany; Sweden, 1740-1806, MIM Cruciform Sundial, 1792 = SWE. Stockholm. Pipping 1; RSW. suggest correction
PLANCIUS, PETRUS Holland, 1552-1625, MIM Celestial Globes, 1625 = ROM, KEN, SKO; Terrestrial Globe = ANM; Astrolabes = LIE, FLO. Michel thought he was "Platevoet." Dordrecht?; Amsterdam. Rooseboom 1; Michel 3; Bedini 12; Dewhirst; RSW. suggest correction
PLANKMAN, RUTGERUS ROELEFS Holland, 1748, MIM Pillar Sundial, 1748 = AMST. Mörzer Bruyns 1 and 2. suggest correction
PLANT, JOHN England, c.1724, OIM free of the Spectaclemakers' Company, 1724. Crawforth 7. suggest correction
PLANTART, NICOLAS France, c.1619, MIM Sundial inside lid of watch = Drouot 2/18/60. Blois (1619); Abbéville (post-1619). RSW. suggest correction
PLATEAU, JOSEPH ANTOINE FERDINAND Belgium, c.1832, invented the phenakistoscope in 1832; see S. Stampfer, professor. Brussels. G.L'E. Turner 24. suggest correction
PLATEL see Platus. Brieux 2. suggest correction
PLATEVOET, PIETER see Petrus Plancius. Bedini 12; Michel 3. suggest correction
PLATH, C. Germany, c.1800, MIM NIM OIM Celestial Globe = LOS; Sextants = D.(1971), LIM, K. and C. 9/20/71, Seamans Institute of New York, N.Y.; Telescopes = PMS, Tower of Gold, Seville. Hamburg. USNM; RSW. suggest correction
PLATT, AUGUSTUS USA, 1793-1886, MIM SIM Transits = Ohio State Museum, Columbus, State Historical Society, Madison, Wis. son of Benjamin Platt; see Augustus Platt and Son; his son was Calvin Platt. New York, N.Y.; Lanesboro, Mass. (1809); Columbus, Ohio (1843-72). Smart 1. suggest correction
PLATT, AUGUSTUS, AND SON USA, fl.1843-62, MIM SIM Augustus and Calvin Platt. Columbus, Ohio. Smart 1. suggest correction
PLATT, BENJAMIN USA, 1757-1833, MIM SIM Surveyor's Compasses = Western Reserve Historical Society, Cleveland, Ohio, Ohio State Historical Society, Columbus. father of Augustus Platt; the compass cards have sine and cosine tables; clockmaker; gold and silversmith. Danbury (1757); New Milford (1802); both in Conn.; Columbus, Ohio (1817-33). Smart 1. suggest correction
PLATT, CALVIN USA, fl.1840-70, MIM SIM worked with his father, Augustus, as Augustus Platt and Son, 1843-61; became superintendent of another firm. Columbus, Ohio. Smart 1. suggest correction
PLATUS, CAROLUS Italy, fl.1578-98, MIM Pin-gnomon Sundials = D.(1588), BM (1593), Soth. 10/20/75 (1593); Armillary Spheres = FLO (1588), OXF; Celestial Globe, 1598 = NMM-Barberini; Globe = FLO. sometimes spelled "Platel"; the FLO armillary sphere is signed "Car. Pl." Rome. Bonelli 1; Michel 3; Brieux 2; Evans 1; Dalton; RSW; Price 3; Ward 4. suggest correction
PLATZER, L. Czechoslovakia, 18th Century, MIM Mechanical Equatorial Sundial = OXF. Carlsbad. Michel 3. suggest correction
PLEDGER, ELIAS England, c.1731, MIM wrote a pamphlet on the quadrant in 1731. Taylor 2(298). suggest correction
PLEIS, FOERING AND THUDIUM 1840, MIM Garden Sundial, cast-iron, 1840 = Mercer Museum, Pa. RSW. suggest correction
PLIENINGER, ANDREAS Germany, fl.1590-1607, MIM made many large, stone sundials, most with perpetual calendars; examples can be seen at HAK, REG, KRE, MUN, AUG, STU, KAS, GRA, etc. there is a stone sundial at BM, signed "A.P." (2) and marked "Marcus Curtius", which probably is by Plieninger. Regensberg. Zinner 1; Evans 1; Price 3; Ward 4; RSW. suggest correction
PLIMPTON, GEORGE England, c.1830, MIM OIM PHIM 5 Tysol Street and Lincoln's Inn Passage, London. Taylor 2(1962). suggest correction
PLONINGER, JOH. GEORG Germany, 1720, MIM Mechanical Equatorial Sundial, 1720 = Evans Coll. Munich. Evans 1; Michel 3. suggest correction
PLOSSL, SIMON GEORG Austria, 1794-1868, MIM OIM Telescopes = USNM, ADL-A258, APS (1833), KRE, Technical Museum, Warsaw, P.C., D., etc; Dialytical Telescope, 1834 = APS; Microscopes = DRE, Pharmacy Museum, Cracow, Soth. 2/25/86; Camera Lucida = DRE.; etc. Simon Georg Plössl; "Optiker und Mechaniker"; also made solar microscopes. Vienna. Multhauf 1; USNM; Repsold 2; Pipping 1; H.C. King 1; Coffeen 16; Giordano 1; Dewhirst; Clay and Court; Chaldecott 3; RGO; ADL; RSW. suggest correction
PLUMER, THOMAS England, c.1775, NIM Backstaff = Soth. 5/20/92. signed "Thos. Plumer in Bristol." Bristol. RSW. suggest correction
PLUMMER, FRANCIS England, c.1646, MIM apprenticed to John Blighton 1 of the Grocers' Company c.1639; free of the Company April 8, 1646. J. Brown 1. suggest correction
POCHAINE, JOHN England, c.1810, PHIM Wheel Barometer = Soth. 10/16/86 signed "J. Pochaine Warranted"; may be the same as Pochine. Dean Street, Newcastle-upon-Tyne. Goodison 1; RSW. suggest correction
POCHINE AND SON England, PHIM Wheel Barometer = X. might be the same as Pochaine. Newcastle. Goodison 1. suggest correction
POCHLER, JOH. Germany, 1657, MIM Perpetual Calendar, 1657 = X. Joh. Pöchler. Hussum. Zinner 1. suggest correction
POCOCK, EBENEZER England, 1801-36, MIM Terrestrial Globe, on a paper balloon = Library of Congress, Washington, D.C. marked "W. Day Lithog."; probably related to George Pocock; Taylor thought him English; Day and Haghe were lithographers to the King, see George Pocock; the balloon globe is similar to the one proposed by George Pocock; Bedini mentioned Bristol; might have emigrated or might be two people. Bristol. Taylor 2(1963); Bedini 8; Yonge; RSW. suggest correction
POCOCK, GEORGE England, 1791-1830, MIM Globe = X; Globe, terrestrial, inflatable, paper = D.(1997). patented an inflatable terrestrial globe; D. signed "G. Pocock, Patentee, Bristol; Author of various other scientific Spheres stationary and revolving; G. Pocock del't; Day and Haghe lith'rs to the King"; Taylor thought he was English and mentioned the globe at an unknown location as well as Bristol as his address; Bedini thought he was an American globe maker who proposed an inflatable globe in 1830; might have emigrated or might be two people. Bristol. Taylor 2(1963); Bedini 8; Coffeen 56. suggest correction
Poeller, F. Munich Telescope, refracting=PC 2 7/8" mirror, 38" long Munich, Germany Erlandson (Urbana, IL) suggest correction
POGGIALI, GIUSEPPE Italy, fl.1850-67, MIM OIM SIM collaborated with Amici and was a mechanic in the Observatory of Florence. Florence. Brenni 1. suggest correction
POIRSON, JEAN BAPTISTE France, 1760-1831, MIM Terrestrial Globe, 1814 = Jefferson County Historical Museum, Watertown, N.Y. "Géographe, Membre Légion d'Honneur." Lorraine; Paris. Yonge. suggest correction
POLANSKI, BERNARD Germany?, c. 1728, MIM Universal Ring Sundial, mounted over compass = NMM; Armillary Spheres = ROU = NMM. this particular form of ring sundial was invented by Mathias Hauser. Zinner 1; Michel 3; MADEX; RSW. suggest correction
POLEM fl.1740-60, MIM Evans 1. suggest correction
POLENI, GIOVANNI Italy, 1709, MIM made calculating machine in 1709; astronomer, mathematician and author; F.R.S.; French Academy. Padua. RSW. suggest correction
POLHAMMAR Sweden, c.1710, MIM made quadrant for Anders Spole, astronomer at Uppsala. Pipping 1. suggest correction
POLING, Z. see Z. Boyling. Zinner 1. suggest correction
POLLARD, JOSEPH England, fl.1820-38, OIM 59 (later 62) Milbank Street, Westminster; 42 Princes Street, Leicester Square; both in London. Taylor 2(1675). suggest correction
POLLOCK, AARON USA, c.1815, PHIM made meteorological, philosophical and weighing instruments; patented a "balance beam", July 31, 1815. Boston, Mass. USNM. suggest correction
POLLYCOTT, THOMAS England, c.1684, MIM apprenticed by turnover to John Brown 1 of the Clockmakers' Company on May 5, 1684. J. Brown 3. suggest correction
POLTH, JOHANN DE Holland, MIM Perpetual Calendar = Bernal Sale-3961 = BM. The Hague. Ward 4; RSW. suggest correction
POLTHER France, Aneroid Barometer, 1732 = D.(1972). "opticien"; modern work. rue St. Opportune, Paris. RSW. suggest correction
POLTI Italy; England, PHIM Stick Barometer = X. "from Italy." Goodison 1 and 5. suggest correction
POLTI, C. England, c.1770, PHIM Stick Barometers = X, Phillips 4/30/83; Angle Barometer = X. both X barometers signed "Polti Exon." Exeter. Goodison 1; RSW. suggest correction
POLTI, G. England, PHIM Wheel Barometer = X. Goodison 1. suggest correction
POLTI, J., AND CO. England, PHIM Wheel Barometer = X. might be Joseph Polti, which see. Goodison 1. suggest correction
POLTI, JOSEPH England, fl.1822-34, PHIM Wheel Barometers = X (3). made thermometers; barometers signed "J. Polti Leeds." 7 Kirkgate (1822); Coxon's Yard, 72 Kirkgate (1834); both in Leeds. Taylor 2(1676); Goodison 1; Dewhirst. suggest correction
POLTI, L. England, PHIM Wheel Barometer = X. Bristol. Goodison 1. suggest correction
POLTY, J. England, PHIM Wheel Barometer = Christie-SK 6/24/88. "J. Polty fecit"; see Joseph Polti. RSW. suggest correction
PONCELOT, J. France, c.1840, MIM Globe on clock = Neumarkt 5/5/72. Morez au Jura. RSW. suggest correction
PONCIA, A. 1 England, PHIM Stick Barometer = X. Norwich. Goodison 1. suggest correction
PONCIA, A. 2 England, PHIM Wheel Barometer = X. Peterborough. Goodison 1. suggest correction
PONCIA, A., AND CO. England, PHIM Stick Barometer = X. see A. Poncia 1. Norwich. Goodison 1. suggest correction
PONCIA, J. England, c.1822, PHIM Wheel Barometer = X. dealer? Hereford. Goodison 1. suggest correction
PONCIONE AND COLUMBA England, c.1850, PHIM Wheel Barometer = Bearne's 3/30/88. see Poncione, Columba and Co. 180 High Holborn, London. RSW. suggest correction
PONCIONE, COLUMBA AND CO. England, PHIM Wheel Barometer = X. 180 High Holborn, London. Goodison 1. suggest correction
PONCIONE, J. England, PHIM Stick Barometer = Soth. 12/15/83. signed "J. Po---one London"; see Jno. Poncione and Co. London. RSW. suggest correction
PONCIONE, JNO., AND CO. England, PHIM Stick Barometer = X. may be J. Poncione. 281 High Holborn, London. Goodison 1. suggest correction
POND, JAMES England, fl.1822-30, PHIM Wheel Barometer = X. probably a dealer. High Street (1822); 35 Broad Street (1830); both in Lynn. Goodison 1. suggest correction
PONGUETA, ALEXANDER Spain, 1633, MIM Sundial, 1633 = D.(1986). Madrid. Queries, SIS Bull., No. 12., 1986. suggest correction
PONISI, G. England, c.1795, PHIM Wheel Barometer = Soth.-Bearne 4/4/78. Docks, Plymouth. RSW. suggest correction
PONISS, J., AND CO. Scotland, c.1800, PHIM Stick Barometer = Christie 12/6/78. probably J. Ponisso. Glasgow. RSW. suggest correction
PONISSO, J. Scotland, PHIM Stick Barometer = X. Edinburgh. Goodison 1. suggest correction
PONT, JEAN DES France, MIM Horizontal Sundial, silver = Christie 11/11/70. Paris. RSW. suggest correction
PONTHUS ET TERRODE France, fl.1850-95, MIM precision instrument makers; took over the workshop of Berthélemy in 1895; succeeded by A. Hurlimann. Paris. Calvert 2; J.A. Bennett 2. suggest correction
PONTHUS-LORIEUX France, c.1850, MIM OIM Sextants = D.(1971), D.(1976); Full Circle, #221 = D.(1971). Ponthus claimed to have succeeded E. Lorieux. Paris. Cons. Nat'l 1; Destombes 4; NMM 2; Brewington 1; RSW. suggest correction
POOL England, c.1815, MIM Spirit Level on barometer = Christie 8/2/72. the barometer was signed "E. Blunt, London." London. RSW. suggest correction
POOL AND COMPANY USA, c.1840, MIM SIM Surveyor's Compass = Maine Historical Society, Portland. surely John Pool. Easton, Mass. USNM; RSW. suggest correction
POOL, CHARLES USA, fl.1819-36, MIM PHIM SIM Surveyor's Compass = P.C. also made barometers and thermometers. 295 Broadway (1819); 312 Broadway (1821-23); 280 Broadway (1824-26)(1831-34); 9 Wall Street (1827-30); 189 Reade (1835-36); all in New York, N.Y. USNM; RSW. suggest correction
POOL, FREDERIC USA, fl.1841-45, MIM NIM PHIM alternative spelling was "Frederick." Boston, Mass. USNM. suggest correction
POOL, H.M., AND BROTHERS USA, c.1845, MIM SIM Surveyor's Compasses = DPW, P.C. Horace Minot, John, and presumably Harrison Pool. Easton, Mass. Smart 1; RSW. suggest correction
POOL, HARRISON USA, 1816-69, MIM NIM SIM presumably worked with his brothers, John and Horace Minot Pool, as H.M. Pool and Brothers, which see. Easton, Mass. Smart 1. suggest correction
POOL, HORACE MINOT USA, 1803-78, MIM NIM SIM Surveyor's Compasses = GUR, Clark County Museum, Springfield, Ohio, P.C., D.(1987), D.(1994); Transits = GUR (2), P.C.; Level = P.C. see H.M. Pool and Brothers; see J. and H.M. Pool. Easton, Mass. USNM; Smart 1; Coffeen 15; Moskowitz; Price 2; Garcelon 33. suggest correction
POOL, J. AND H.M. USA, fl.1828-78, MIM NIM SIM Bearing Indicator = Old Colony Historical Society, Taunton, Mass.; Surveyor's Compasses = D.(1971), PEA; Protractor = USNM; Magnetic Compasses = Clark County Historical Society, Springfield, Ohio, D.(1989). John and Horace Minot Pool were brothers. Easton, Mass. Smart 1; USNM; Moskowitz 102; Coffeen 27; RSW. suggest correction
POOL, J., AND CO. USA, c.1850, MIM SIM Surveyor's Compasses = P.C., D.(1997). John Pool; signed J. Pool and Comp'y." Easton, Mass. Coffeen 58; RSW. suggest correction
POOL, JOHN USA, 1796-1865, MIM NIM SIM Surveyor's Compass = D.(1978). worked with his brother, Horace Minot Pool as J. and H.M. Pool; also presumably worked with Horace Minot and Harrison Pool as H.M. Pool and Brothers. Easton, Mass. Smart 1; Rinaldi. suggest correction
POOL, JOHN MURRAY USA, 1824-1904, NIM son of John Pool and nephew of Horace Minot Pool. Easton, Mass. Smart 1. suggest correction
POOL, T. AND F. USA, c.1800, PHIM Stick Barometer = P-B 10/5/44. Boston, Mass. RSW. suggest correction
POOL, THOMAS 1 USA, fl.1828-43, PHIM made thermometers; called Thomas Pool, Jr. in 1828-30 directories. 568 Pearl (1828-29); 42 Fulton (1830); 31 Fulton (1835-36); 44 Fulton (1836-37); 174 Broadway )1837-39); 509 Broadway (1841-43); all in New York, N.Y. USNM. suggest correction
POOL, THOMAS 2 USA, c.1864, MIM 177 N. Eutau Street, Baltimore, Md. Smart 1; USNM. suggest correction
POOLE England, 1667, MIM Horizontal Sundial, 1667 = D.(1975). London. RSW. suggest correction
POOLE, JOHN 1 England, PHIM Marine Barometer = X; Sympiesometer = RSM. might be John Poole 2 at an earlier or later address. Upper East Smithfield, London. Goodison 1; RSW. suggest correction
POOLE, JOHN 2 England, fl.1830-86, NIM OIM PHIM Sextant = Soth. 6/16/75; Wheel Barometer = K. & C. 3/19/75; Marine Barometer with Sympiesometer = D.(1976); Chronometer = ADL-A132; Telescope = Soth. 3/25/86. the sextant and the marine barometer are marked "57 Fenchurch Street, London." 9 York Terrace, Commercial Road; 7 Brunswick Terrace, Commercial Road; 57 Fenchurch Street (after 1855); all in London. Taylor 2(1964); ADL; RSW. suggest correction
POOLE, THOMAS England, fl.1817-18, MIM OIM PHIM Wheel Barometer = X. Upper North Place, Grays Inn Gate, London. Taylor 2(1408); Goodison 1. suggest correction
POOLE, WILLIAM C. USA, c.1840, MIM NIM SIM patented a mariner's and a surveyor's compass in 1840. Lancaster, Pa. USNM. suggest correction
POOLER England, 18th Century, OIM Microscope = Phillips 2/22/77. might be Richard Turner Pooler. London. J. Brown 1; Dewhirst; RSW. suggest correction
POOLER, RICHARD TURNER England, c.1790-1810, MIM PHIM Stick Barometer = Soth.-S 1/27/88. apprenticed to Charles Fairbone 1 of the Grocers' Company on June 1, 1780; free of the Company, Feb. 5, 1790. 6 Great Tower Street, London. J. Brown 1; Dewhirst; RSW. suggest correction
POPE, JOSEPH USA, 1750-1826, MIM Orrery, 1787 = Houghton Library, Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass. clockmaker; it is reported that he took 11 years to finish the orrery; figures reputed to be by Paul Revere. Boston, Mass. Bedini 8; USNM. suggest correction
POPE, WILLIAM 1 England, c.1813, took out a patent in 1813 on a nautical instrument; might be the same as William Pope 2. Bristol. Taylor 2(1409). suggest correction
POPE, WILLIAM 3 England, c.1829, author; patented a magnetic dip needle; might be the same as Willian Pope 1 or 2. London. Taylor 2(1677); Dawson's 205. suggest correction
POPELL, MATTHAEUS FRANCISCUS Germany, fl.1665-69, MIM Equatorial Sundial, 1669 = AMST; Sundial = ROU-109 = NMM; Table Sundial, 1665 = OXFB; Quadrant = Evans Coll. alternative spelling was "Poppel." Evans 1; Michel 3; Gatty; Mörzer Bruyns 1; NMM-2; RSW. suggest correction
POPKES, D. Holland, c.1763, PHIM made physical instruments for the cabinet of the Fundatie van Renswoode. The Hague. Rooseboom 1. suggest correction
POPPE, H.B. Germany, 1759, MIM Artillery Level, 1759 = HAM. RSW. suggest correction
POPPEL, H. 16th Century, MIM Mathematical Instrument = NMM-Caird. RSW. suggest correction
POPPENBERG, JOH. PET. Germany, c.1775, PHIM Coin Balances = WHI, DRE. Westfalia. O. Brown 2; RSW. suggest correction
POPPING, GERTRUD MIM Perpetual Calendar, silver, case = WHI ( FIT). Gerdrud Pöpping. Price 2; Bryden 16. suggest correction
PORENSON, ALBERT Germany, 1774, MIM rebuilt a large astronomical quadrant in 1744; the quadrant is now in the Schloss Gottorf, Schleswig, Germany. Schlee; RSW. suggest correction
PORO, ---ITO Portugal, NIM Sextant = LIM. Lourenço, Luiz da Porto. RSW. suggest correction
PORRE VECCHIO AND CO. England, PHIM Wheel Barometer = X. Porre the Elder and Co. 17 Great Queen Street, Lincolns Inn Fields, London. Goodison 1. suggest correction
PORRI England, PHIM Stick Barometer = X. see Porre Vecchio and Co. 17 Great Queen Street, London. Goodison 1. suggest correction
PORRI, BENJAMIN England, fl.1834-64, PHIM Wheel Barometer = X. his first name may have been "Baldisaro"; his grandson said that Benjamin Porri had been apprenticed to Remundi in Halifax; Benjamin Porri's son-in-law was Innocenti Fattorini; the barometer is signed "B. Porri Skipton." Caroline Square (1834); New Market Square (1841); both in Skipton. Goodison 1. suggest correction
PORRI, DOMENICO England, PHIM Wheel Barometer = X. London. Goodison 1. suggest correction
PORRI, F. Ireland, PHIM Wheel Barometer with Thermometer and Hygrometer = Soth. 12/15/83; Wheel Barometer = X. Dublin. Goodison 1; RSW. suggest correction
PORRI, G.B. England, PHIM Wheel Barometer = X. Leicester. Goodison 1. suggest correction
PORRO, FRANCISCO Spain, NIM T.C. Gibralter. Calvert 2. suggest correction
PORRO, IGNAZIO Italy; France; Italy, 1795-1875, MIM OIM SIM Prism Monocular with Telemeter, 1849 = SWE; Cylindrical Slide Rule = SWE. invented and made the first prism monocular; retired in 1861. Florence; Paris; Milan. Pipping 1; Dewhirst; Brenni 1; RSW. suggest correction
PORTA, JOHN BAPTISTA Italy, OIM made telescopes and microscopes. Clay and Court. suggest correction
PORTARIS, BOHINI DE see Bohini de Portaris. Italian Inventory. suggest correction
PORTEMAN, ANN England, MIM Sundial, folding style = Soth. 4/20/14 might be owner. RSW. suggest correction
PORTER England, PHIM Wheel Barometer = Soth.-S 1/10/90. Wokingham. RSW. suggest correction
PORTER AND CONNER USA, NIM Ship's Mechanical Log = APS. possibly Commodore David Porter and David Conner. Multhauf 1. suggest correction
PORTER, DANIEL England, c.1803, MIM apprenticed to Joseph Fairey of the Grocers' Company on Dec. 1, 1803. London. J. Brown 2. suggest correction
PORTER, G.E. PHIM Stick Barometer, walnut = MYS. RSW. suggest correction
PORTER, GEORGE England, c.1830, MIM PHIM 14 St. James's Buildings, London. Taylor 2(1965). suggest correction
PORTER, HENRY England, fl.1825-60+, MIM OIM apprenticed to William Cary; succeeded him in 1825 and kept Cary's name; T.C.; "Cary and Co. (Henry Porter) Opticians and Scientific Instrument Makers to the Admiralty established 1765"; "Late of 181 Strand, W.C." 181 Strand; 7 Pall Mall (S.W), 2 doors east of Waterloo Place; both in London. Calvert 2; G.L'E. Turner 24; RSW. suggest correction
PORTER, R. USA, MIM SIM Level = Old Sturbridge Village, Mass. New York, N.Y. USNM. suggest correction
PORTER, RUFUS USA, 1822, MIM Almanacs with Volvelles = D.(1989), Old Sturbridge Village. signed "R. Porter Del." Billerica, Mass. M.A.D. Sept 1989; Jean Lipman. suggest correction
PORTER, SAMUEL England, c.1824, MIM Cruciform Sundial, Ferguson type = UTR; Floating Sundials = UTR, OXF, NMM, VNN, Maritime Museum of British Columbia, D.(1976), Soth. 12/15/78, ADL-T46 (bone), D.(2), etc.; Table of Time = D.(1997). Porter patented the floating sundial on Feb. 14, 1824; table of time was for 56 years, 1825-1880 and signed "Sam'l Porter Fecit, Entered at Stationer's Hall May 27, 1825." London. Taylor 2(1679); Dewhirst; Michel 3; de Rijk; USNM; Moskowitz; Coffeen 29, 33, 43 and 58; ADL; RSW. suggest correction
PORTER, THOMAS England, c.1705, MIM apprenticed to Thomas Feilder of the Clockmakers' Company on Feb. 5, 1705. London. J. Brown 3. suggest correction
POSIDONIUS Italy, c.43 B.C., MIM Astronomical Ring or Planetarium = lost. Rome. Cicero; Grimaldi 315. suggest correction
POST, WILLIAM England, fl.1723-52, MIM apprenticed to Thomas Wright 1 in the Broderers' Company; free of the Company, May 1, 1723; Master of the Company, 1752; also a clock maker. on London Bridge. Crawforth 7. suggest correction
POTTEN, JOHN England, fl.1707-37, MIM apprenticed to John Rowley in the Broderers' Company, July 29, 1699; free of the Company, Jan. 9,1707; took one apprentice. under Exeter Change in the Strand, London. Crawforth 7. suggest correction
POTTER 1 see Hearn and Potter. RSW. suggest correction
POTTER 2 Canada, c.1850, MIM OIM SIM Surveyor's Compass, pocket = D.(1972); Microscope = P.C. either Augustus Frederick Potter or Charles Potter 2. Toronto. Moskowitz 104. suggest correction
POTTER, A.D. surely a misreading for J.D. Potter. suggest correction
POTTER, AUGUSTUS FREDERICK Canada, c.1860, MIM SIM Surveyor's Compass = D.(1986). brother of Charles Potter 2. Toronto, C.W. Coffeen 12. suggest correction
POTTER, CHARLES 1 England, c.1813, apprenticed to George Dollond 1 in the Grocers' Company, Dec. 2, 1813. J. Brown 2. suggest correction
POTTER, CHARLES 2 Canada, c.1860, MIM SIM Transit = P.C. brother of Augustus Frederick Potter. Toronto, C.W. Coffeen 12; USNM. suggest correction
POTTER, FRANCIS England, 1594-1678, MIM Quadrant, silver, 1651 = BM. sundial maker; mechanician; mathematician; author. Trinity College (pre-1613-37); Kilmanton Rectory (1637). Feingold; Taylor 1(132); Gunther 2. suggest correction
POTTER, JOHN USA, 1746-1818, MIM SIM Graphometer, 1785 = GUR. clockmaker. Brookfield, Mass. Bedini 1 and 17; Smart 1; USNM. suggest correction
POTTER, JOHN DENNETT England, b. 1810; fl.1830-69, MIM NIM OIM PHIM Box Sextant = Phillips 10/5/76; Hadley's Quadrant = NMM; Sextants = Phillips 10/26/83, Bearnes 1/24/90, Christie 7/5/71; Stick Barometer = K. and C. 12/15/72; Parallel Rules = MYS (1851), Whaler's Village Museum, Maui; Sectors = ADL-A285, KEN, Soth. 2/25/86; Telescope = Christie-SK 10/23/87; Octant = Soth. 3/10/87; Station Pointer = NMM. T.C.; shopman to R.B. Bate; "Hydrometer and Mathematical Instrument Maker and Chart Agent to the Rt. Hon.ble the Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty"; Maui parallel rules marked "Capt. Fields Improved Reg. Jany 1854"; firm active to 1966. 31 Poultry and Tower Hill; 145 Minories (1866); both in London. Taylor 2(1966); Calvert 2; Crawforth 1; G.L'E. Turner 24.; McConnell 4; ADL; RSW. suggest correction
POTTING see Potten. Crawforth 7. suggest correction
POTTS see Rittenhouse and Potts; also Potts and Rittenhouse. Multhauf 1; RSW. suggest correction
POTTS AND RITTENHOUSE USA, c.1773, MIM SIM Surveyor's Compass = APS. W.L. Potts worked with either David or Benjamin Rittenhouse; Bedini favors Benjamin on stylistic grounds; see Rittenhouse and Potts. Philadelphia, Pa. Multhauf 1; Bedini 1 & 8; Smart 1. suggest correction
POTTS, J. England, c.1850, PHIM Wheel Barometer = K. & C. 2/8/78. London. RSW. suggest correction
POTTS, THOMAS England, fl.1805-14, OIM PHIM Wheel Barometer = X. T.C.; barometer signed "Potts London Real Maker." No. 371 Strand near Southhampton Street (1805); 18 St. Martin's Court (1807-14); both in London. Taylor 2(1198); Crawforth 1; Goodison 1. suggest correction
POTTS, WILLIAM LUKENS USA, 1771-1854, MIM SIM Surveyor's Compasses = GUR, P.C., D.(1985). worked with Benjamin Rittenhouse as Rittenhouse and Potts (1796-98); also as Potts and Rittenhouse. Worcester Township, Pa. (1796-98); Pitts Town, New Jersey (1800); Bucks County, Pa.; Philadelphia, Pa. (1817). Bedini 8; Smart 1; USNM; Coffeen 10; B.R. Forman. suggest correction
POUILLY, J. France, fl.1683-92, MIM OIM SIM Graphometers = NMM (1686), PAM, D.(1985), P.C.(1987), Christie's 4/3/85, State Library, New South Wales; Sector = X; Microscope = P.C. made microscopes, Butterfield-type sundials, lodestones; Coffeen thinks that Pouilly and Depouilly are the same maker; see also Depovilly. Au Compas Marin, rue Dauphine, Paris. Daumas 1; Michel 3; Dewhirst; Coffeen 11 and 46; RSW. suggest correction
POULAIN see Lefebvre et Poulain. suggest correction
POULIEUR France, a rope-maker. RSW. suggest correction
POULLOT, V.N. France, fl.1838-62, OIM lens maker. rue Saint-Louis-en-Marais 35, Paris. USNM. suggest correction
POUND, JAMES England, 1669-1724, helped his nephew, James Bradley, to construct a clock-driven telescope; designed a cylinder sundial; F.R.S. Wanstead, Essex. Taylor 1(470) & 2(103). suggest correction
POUTENSZ, SIMON ABBE JAN Holland, c.1476, NIM compass maker. Amsterdam. Mörzer Bruyns 2. suggest correction
POUVILLION variant of Pouvillon. Nachet; Daumas 1; RSW. suggest correction
POUVILLON France, c.1833, MIM OIM Orrery on Clock = D.(1983). successor to Noël Simon Carochez. Nogent-sur-Oise; 33 Quai de l'Horloge, Paris (1833). Nachet; Daumas 1; RSW. suggest correction
POWELL see Butler and Powell. Bryden 9. suggest correction
POWELL AND LEALAND England, fl.1842-99, OIM made many fine microscopes; made improvements in microscopes. Hugh Powell and P. Lealand. 4 Seymour Place = 4 Euston Square = 170 Euston Road, London. G.L'E. Turner 1, 4, 23, 24; Young 1; Moskowitz 122; USNM; Coffeen 14; RSW. suggest correction
POWELL, HUGH England, 1798-1883, MIM OIM PHIM Microscope = WHI. partner of P. Lealand, 1841-83; T.C. 24 Clarendon Street, Somers Town, St. Pancras (1830); 4 Seymour Place = 4 Euston Square = 170 Euston Road (1841); both in London. Taylor 2(1028); G.L'E. Turner 1, 4, 23, 24; Young 1; Crawforth 1; Dewhirst. suggest correction
POWELL, J. England, c.1840, PHIM Wheel Barometer = Christie-SK 5/15/96. Worcester. RSW. suggest correction
POWELL, JAMES England, c.1722, apprenticed to John Crooke 1 or 2 in the Joiners' Company on April 5, 1722. Crawforth 7. suggest correction
POWELL, JOHN England, 1753, MIM Calendar, 1753 = Bodleian Library. Birmingham. Gunther 2. suggest correction
POWELL, T. England, PHIM Wheel Barometer = X. Goodison 1. suggest correction
POWELL, THOMAS, AND SONS England, c.1810, MIM SIM Transit = P.C. RSW. suggest correction
POYNER, IOHANNES 1719, MIM Butterfield-type Sundial, 1719 = OXF. RSW. suggest correction
POYNET, JOHN England, MIM Sundial = Henry VIII. Earle. suggest correction
POZO, JUAN DEL Spain, 1656, MIM Universal Equatorial Sundial, 1656 = O-F Coll. square; similar to Petrus ab aggere sundials. Seville. Monreal; RSW. suggest correction
POZOLY, A. England, PHIM Stick Barometer = X. Goodison 1. suggest correction
POZZI AND CO. England, c.1830, PHIM Wheel Barometers = X, Christie 11/2/72, Bearne's 2/17/92; Stick Barometers = Phillips 9/10/86, Soth.-S 7/23/87. Phillips stick barometer marked "Warranted." London. Goodison 1; RSW. suggest correction
POZZI, A. England, PHIM Wheel Barometer = X. Wooton Bassett. Goodison 1. suggest correction
POZZI, C. 1 England, PHIM Wheel Barometer = X. Goodison 1. suggest correction
POZZI, C. 2 England, PHIM Wheel Barometer = X. Liverpool. Goodison 1. suggest correction
POZZI, J. England, PHIM Wheel Barometer = X. Goodison 1. suggest correction
POZZI, JOS. England, PHIM Wheel Barometer = X. Rochdale. Goodison 1. suggest correction
POZZI, O. England, PHIM Wheel Barometer = X. Liverpool. Goodison 1. suggest correction
POZZI, PETER England, fl.1822-30, PHIM Wheel Barometer = X. Willow Street, Oswestry. Taylor 2(1967); Goodison 1. suggest correction
POZZOLI, FRANCIS England, PHIM Wheel Barometer = X. Prittlewell. Goodison 1. suggest correction
PRAC FIOR Italy?, 18th Century, MIM Sector = ADL-M105. Fior-enza ? Florence? Engelmann 1; ADL; RSW. suggest correction
PRADA, C. England, c.1800?, PHIM Wheel Barometers = X(2); Stick Barometer = Soth. 12/17/87. one wheel barometer signed "Prada High Wycombe and Chesham" the other, "C. Prada High Wycombe." High Wycombe and Chesham. Goodison 1; RSW. suggest correction
PRADA, C., AND CO. England, c.1800, PHIM Stick Barometer = Winterton Auction 9/20/90. Georgian. Worcester. RSW. suggest correction
PRADA, F. England, PHIM Wheel Barometer = X. Chester. Goodison 1. suggest correction
PRAETORIUS, D. Germany, MIM Sundial, inclinable = ADL-W229. ADL; RSW. suggest correction
PRAETORIUS, JOHANN Germany, 1537-1616, MIM Cube Sundial, 1562 = NUR; Chalice Sundial, 1563 = NUR; Astrolabes = DRE (1568) (ICA-271), NUR (1568) (ICA-554), FLO (1591) (ICA-483); Quadrant, 1571 = NUR; Terrestrial Globe, 1568 = DRE; Nocturnal, 1568 = DRE; Celestial Globe, 1566 = DRE (lost); Astrolabe, date unknown, = DRE (lost); Torquetum, 1568 = NUR; Sundials, 1566 and no date = NUR. the celestial globe was also marked "J. Richter" (his real name); Drechsler thought that he was Johann Prätorius Joachimicus. Nürnberg. Zinner 1; Gunther 1; Lunardi; Price 1; ICA 2; Michel 3; Dewhirst; Drechsler 2; RSW. suggest correction
PRANDI, F. AND CO. England, c.1825, PHIM Wheel Barometer = X. see Francis Prandi. 26 Church Street, Sheffield. Goodison 1; Dewhirst. suggest correction
PRANDI, FRANCIS England, c.1822, PHIM T.C.; barometer maker; see F. Prandi and Co. No. 32 Church Street, Sheffield. Crawforth 1; Goodison 1. suggest correction
PRATT, WILLIAM England, fl.1616-24, MIM Arithmetical Jewel, 1617 = BM. instrument is a a mechanical calculator; author. London. Taylor 1(135); Price 3; A.J. Turner 10. suggest correction
PRAUN, JAMES England, c.1710, OIM optician; Uffenbach brothers found him "very cheap and good and, if he takes the trouble, makes a fine polish" (on the lenses?), in 1710. London. A.J. Turner 10. suggest correction
PRAZMOUSKI, A. France, c.1870, OIM Microscopes = OXF, Phillips 7/28/82; Heliochronometer = Soth. 3/25/86. the microscope at Phillips was marked "E. Hartnack et A. Prazmouski, A. Prazmouski Sucr."; Hartnack and Prazmouski were partners c.1865-70. 1 Rue Bonaparte, Paris. Dewhirst; RSW. suggest correction
PREDARY England, c.1841, PHIM Wheel Barometer = X. may have been a dealer. Manchester. Goodison 1. suggest correction
PREGELL, THOMAS Germany, fl.1617-29, MIM Astrolabe, 1629 = VIE (ICA-560); Diptych Sundial, 1617 = Greppin Coll. = Koller 11/17/75; Sundial, ivory, 1619 = AMST; Sundial, 1617 = de Longrée Coll; Diptych Sundial = P.C.; Sundials = Fremersdorf Coll. (1623), BRE (1629). alternative spelling was "Prögel." Nürnberg (1617); Zwickau. Zinner 1; Gunther 1; Michel 2; Price 1; Mörzer Bruyns 1; GHD; RSW. suggest correction
PREIST England, c.1782, PHIM Hydrometer = Christie-SK 11/19/87. RSW. suggest correction
PRENLICE, J. misreading for John Prentice. suggest correction
PRENTICE, CHARLES F. USA, 1854-1946, MIM OIM SIM son of James Prentice; worked with his father as James Prentice and Son 1883-97; then incorporated as James Prentice and Son Company until 1924. New York, N.Y. Smart 1. suggest correction
PRENTICE, JAMES England; USA, 1812-88, MIM NIM PHIM SIM Clinometer = D.(1971); Sextant = MYS; Wye Level = D.(1994). apprenticed to John Beal in London for seven years; came to the U.S.A. in 1842; worked alone 1846-83; formed a partnership with his son, Dr. Charles Prentice as Prentice and Son, c. 1883, in New York, N.Y.; 1994 D. is signed "New York." London; 315 Broadway (1853-54), New York, N.Y.(1842-88). Smart 1; USNM; Moskowitz 103; Garcelon 33. suggest correction
PRENTICE, JAMES, AND SON USA, fl.1883-97, MIM SIM James Prentice and his son, Dr. Charles F. Prentice. New York, N.Y. Smart 1. suggest correction
PRENTICE, JAMES, AND SON COMPANY USA, fl.1897-1924, MIM OIM SIM incorporated 1897 and dissolved in 1924; Dr. Charles F. Prentice as president. New York, N.Y. Smart 1. suggest correction
PRES. R.L.S.P. 1725, MIM Terrestrial Globe, 1725 = NMM-Caird. sundials mounted on base; globe is hand-painted. NMM 2. suggest correction
PRESBURY, WILLIAM England, c.1674, member of the Spectaclemakers' Company, c.1674. London. Crawforth 6. suggest correction
PRESL, MATHIAS J. Germany, 17th Century, MIM Universal Ring Sundial = VIE; Theodolite = KRE; Graphometer = KRE. Aussee. Michel 3; Zinner 1. suggest correction
PRESTINARI AND VANINO England, PHIM Wheel Barometer = Christie 11/2/72. RSW. suggest correction
PRESTON, E., AND SONS England, c.1861, MIM Slide-Rule, Carrett-type = P.C. Birmingham. Delehar 2. suggest correction
PRESTON, GRANT England, c.1832, NIM made liquid compasses. London. Taylor 2(1968); J.A. Bennett 2. suggest correction
PRETZFELDER, I.C. Germany, 1746, MIM Perpetual Calendar, pewter, 1746 = WHI (FIT). Nürnberg. Price 2; Bryden 16. suggest correction
PRICE 1 see Hill and Price. suggest correction
PRICE 2 England, c.1830, PHIM Stick Barometer = Soth., 6/6/96. London. RSW. suggest correction
PRICE AND SCOTT England, 1715, MIM Terrestrial Globe, 1715 = BM. Charles Price and Benjamin Scott. at the Mariner and Globe at Exeter Exchange Street in the Strand; at the Atlas against Exeter Exchange in the Strand (1715); both in London. Tyacke 1; J. Brown 1; Calvert 2. suggest correction
PRICE, C. see I. Sellars and C. Price. suggest correction
PRICE, C., AND I. SENEX England, fl.1707-10, MIM miniature globes; "Geographers"; "New and Correct Globe with ye Trade Winds, etc." London. Krogt 2. suggest correction
PRICE, C.W. England, c.1850, NIM Sextant = Bearnes 9/17/86. Bristol. RSW. suggest correction
PRICE, CHARLES England, fl.1697-1744, MIM Terrestrial Globe, on stand, 1715 = Christie 5/26/76; Terrestrial Globe, miniature, with case = D.(1981). apprenticed to John Seller 1 of the Merchant Taylors' Company in 1694; free of the Company in 1703; partner with Jeremiah Seller, 1697-1705; worked with John Senex, 1710-13; partner of Benjamin Scott, 1714-15; T.C.; see Seller and Price. see Price, Charles (Cont.) see Price, Charles (Cont.) suggest correction
PRICE, CHARLES (CONT.) at the Hermitage in Wapping (1700-05) and at the shop next the Fleece Tavern in Cornhill (1703-06); at their house in Whites-Alley, Coleman Street (1707-10); at the Archimedes and Globe in Ludgate Street (1710); at the Lisbon Coffee-House behind the Royal Exchange (1713-15); at the Atlas against Exeter Exchange in ye Strand (1715); at the Sign of the Mariner and Globe, Strand (1718); of Hammersmith, in Westminster Hall (1727-30); at Strand-Bridge in the Strand (1731); in the Fleet Prison (1731); all in London. Tyacke 1; J. Brown 1; Calvert 2; Wynter 1; Daumas 1; Evans 1; Taylor 1(420) & 2(104); Krogt 2; Wynter and Turner; Crawforth 6 and 8; RSW. suggest correction
PRICE, HENRY England, c.1846, MIM PHIM London. Dewhirst. suggest correction
PRICE, RICHARD England, c.1801, MIM rule maker. Mills Court, Slaney Street, Birmingham. Bryden 9. suggest correction
PRICE, WILLIAM England, fl.1830-38, MIM OIM PHIM 115 Fetter Lane, London. Taylor 2(1969). suggest correction
PRICHARD, ZEBEDIAH England, c.1669, MIM apprenticed to Walter Hayes of the Grocers' Company on July 5, 1661; free of the Company, June 17, 1669. J. Brown 1. suggest correction
PRIEST England, c.1835, PHIM Wheel Barometer = X. Newark. Goodison 1. suggest correction
PRIESTLY, THOMAS England; Russia, c.1830, MIM Sundials = P.C., Christie 12/18/74; Terrestrial Globe = MLL. the sundial in a private collection and the globe are in Russian characters. Moscow. Schmidt; Chenakal 1; RSW. suggest correction
PRIEUR, JEAN-BAPTISTE France, c.1725, PHIM Barometer = MADEX-1197 = PAC. Hooke-type two-liquid barometer, mounted on a carved wooden panel. rue Ste. Marguerite Faubourg St. Antoine, Paris. Middleton 1; RSW. suggest correction
PRIEUT, G. France, c.1580, MIM Sundial in lid of a watch = X. Moreux. suggest correction
PRIMAVESI AND CO. England, PHIM Wheel Barometer = Christie-SK 1/22/88. Wareham. RSW. suggest correction
PRIMAVESI BROS. 1 England, PHIM Stick Barometer = Gloucester Museum. Poole and Wareham. Goodison 1. suggest correction
PRIMAVESI BROS. 2 England, c.1875, OIM Telescope = Soth. 9/20/83. Bournemouth. RSW. suggest correction
PRIMAVESI, D. England, c.1850, agent for Robert M. Barrett. Cardiff. RSW. suggest correction
PRIMAVESI, F. England, c.1845, PHIM Wheel Barometer = X. see F. Primavesi and Son; see F. Primavesi and Sons. Goodison 1. suggest correction
PRIMAVESI, F., AND SON England, c.1850, NIM OIM Sextant, ebony = P-B Sale. Cardiff and Swansea. RSW. suggest correction
PRIMAVESI, F., AND SONS England, c.1850, NIM OIM Telescope = PMS. Cardiff and Swansea. RSW. suggest correction
PRIMAVESI, FRANS Holland, fl.1740-60, PHIM Thermometer = UTR. according to Crommelin, thermometer is signed "L. Primavesi." Amsterdam. Crommelin 1; Middleton 1; Rooseboom 1. suggest correction
PRIMAVESI, JEAN Italy; Holland, c.1750, PHIM Barometer = UTR. signed "L. Primaves." Amsterdam. Middleton 1. suggest correction
PRIMAVESI, L.P. Holland, c.1760, PHIM associated with his father, Frans Primavesi. Amsterdam. Rooseboom 1. suggest correction
PRIMAVESI, LODK. Holland, c.1771, OIM PHIM Double Barometer = UTR. see Bianchi and Primavesi; see Bianchi, Primavesi and Co.; made thermometers. Amsterdam. Rooseboom 1; Daumas 1; Middleton 1; RSW. suggest correction
PRIMAVESI, PETER England, PHIM Wheel Barometer = X. 7 Greville Street, Holborn, London. Goodison 1. suggest correction
PRIN, GEORGES France, fl.1903-1934, MIM OIM SIM made transit circles and telescope mounts; succeeded Paul Gautier in 1910; for several years the firms of Prin and Secretan were joined as Ets. Secretan, Epry et Jacquelin successeurs. Paris. H.C. King 1; Daumas 1; USNM. suggest correction
PRINCE, A. Ireland, OIM Telescope, three-draw = Christie 11/24/76. Waterford. RSW. suggest correction
PRINCE, JOHN USA, 1751-1836, MIM PHIM Rev. John Prince; made and improved instruments. Salem, Mass. Bedini 1; Burstyn; Genuth 1. suggest correction
PRINE misreading for Prins. RSW. suggest correction
PRINS, HENDRIK Holland, fl.1730-60, OIM PHIM Thermometers, mercurial = TEY, Leigh and Soth. 3/23/1790, Langford and Son 4/5/1769; Thermometers, LEY(3), UTR (1758); Barometers = LEY, UTR; Telescope = LEY. apprenticed to Fahrenheit; succeeded him in 1736. Amsterdam. Crommelin 1; Rooseboom 1; Daumas 1; Mörzer Bruyns 2; G.L'E. Turner 24; USNM; Dewhirst; Middleton 1; A.J. Turner 10; RSW. suggest correction
PRIO., IO. FRAN. Italy, 1597, MIM Pin-gnomon Sundial, oval, 1597 = Ecouen (Cl. 1312). also marked "S. H.L."; decorated with cherubs. RSW. suggest correction
PRIOR, THOMAS USA, 1760, MIM Sundial, copper, 1760 = Museum, Pa. Philadelphia, Pa. Antiques, June 1925. suggest correction
PRIOR, W.R., AND CO. England, OIM Microscope = K. and C. 5/23/7? London. RSW. suggest correction
PRITCHARD, ANDREW England, 1804-82, MIM OIM PHIM Microscopes = D.(1971),(1984),(1985),(1986), Soth. 7/10/67, 2/25/86, etc. apprenticed to Cornelius Varley in the Spectaclemakers' Company in 1832; free of the Company on Jan. 9, 1839; made first diamond lens with Varley; made jewel lenses; showed in the Great Exhibition of 1851 in London; T.C.; author. 18 Pickett Street (1827-29) and (1831-35); 312 Strand (1833-34); 263 Strand (1836-37); 162 Fleet Street (1837); all in London. Taylor 2(1199); Court and von Rohr 3(250); Moskowitz 103; Coffeen 14; Dewhirst; G.L'E. Turner 24; RSW. suggest correction
PRITT England, 19th Century, MIM Garden Sundial, bronze = D. "Maker"; 53° 45'. Moskowitz 121. suggest correction
PROCIOP, A. Italy?, 18th Century, MIM Ring Sundial = Galerie am Neumarkt 10/19/72. RSW. suggest correction
PROCKTER, MARMADUKE LYDE England, c.1786, apprenticed to Michael Dancer in the Joiners' Company on Jan. 24, 1786. Crawforth 7. suggest correction
PROCTOR England, c.1740, MIM Ring Sundial = WHI. see L. Proctor; see Charles Proctor. Bryden 16. suggest correction
PROCTOR AND BEATTIE England, OIM Telescope = MYS. London. RSW. suggest correction
PROCTOR AND BEILBY England, fl.1787-1801, MIM OIM SIM Telescope = PMS; Microscope, Culpeper-type = Soth. 11/27/67; Surveyor's Compass = D.(1980). Price Street (1787); Newhall Street (1797-18)1); both in Birmingham. Bryden 9; Moskowitz; RSW. suggest correction
PROCTOR BROS. England, c.1740-80, MIM Charles and L. Proctor; made ring sundials. Milk Street, Sheffield. Taylor 2(394). suggest correction
PROCTOR, CHARLES England, fl.1760-95, MIM Ring Sundials = Evans Coll. = OXF (1760), Soth. 10/17/60. sundials signed "Proctor Sheffield"; brother of L. Proctor. Milk Street, Sheffield. Taylor 2(394); Gunther 2; Evans 1; Michel 3; Earle; RSW. suggest correction
PROCTOR, G. AND W. England, c.1800, OIM Telescope, 3-draw = D.(1986). London. Coffeen 12. suggest correction
PROCTOR, GEORGE England, c.1818, OIM optician; see Proctor and Beilby. Newhall Street, Birmingham. Bryden 9. suggest correction
PROCTOR, L. England, 18th Century, MIM Ring Sundial = OXF. for 53° latitude; brother of Charles Proctor; see Proctor. Milk Street, Sheffield. Taylor 2(394); Gunther 2; Evans 1; Bryden 16; RSW. suggest correction
PROCTOR, WILLIAM England, fl.1808-30, OIM took out patents for hardware. Bell Street, Trippel Lane, Sheffield. Taylor 2(1200). suggest correction
PROFATIUS, JUDAEUS France, c.1236-c.1304, MIM Profeit Tibbon (Jacob ben Machir); wrote on the universal astrolabe in 1263 and also on the quadrans novus. Provence; Montpelier. Maddison 1; Poulle 2 and 3; Gunther 2; Michel 3; A.J. Turner 10. suggest correction
PROGEL Prögel see Pregell. Michel 3. suggest correction
PROSCH, ANDREW USA, fl.1846-97, MIM NIM New York, N.Y. USNM. suggest correction
PROSCH, GEORGE USA, fl.1834-43, MIM PHIM mechanician. 19 Canal Street (1834-35); 44 Watts Street (1835-36); 27 Jones Street (1838-39); 140 Nassau Street (1841-43); all in New York, N.Y. USNM. suggest correction
PRUDENT, L. France, fl.1836-62, NIM OIM "Lorgnettes de théatre de marine et de campagne." rue de Chabrol 20, Paris. USNM. suggest correction
PRUJEAN, JOHN England, fl.1667-1701, MIM Astrolabe, wood and paper, 1670 = OXF; Quadrants, wood and paper = OXF, NMM; Quadrants = ADL-A203, KEN, D.(1974), Soth. 6/9/77, OXF. the astrolabe is ICA-314; the ADL quadrant was found on an English beach. New College Lane, Oxford. Gunther 1; Price 1; ICA 2; Michel 2 & 3; Maddison 1; RSW. Dewhirst; Taylor 1(322); ADL. suggest correction
PRYOR, THOMAS USA, fl.1778-1801, MIM NIM loyalist. Philadelphia, Pa. Bedini 8. suggest correction
PUCHNER, PAULUS 1577, designed an artillery level. RSW. suggest correction
PUGH, FRANCIS ROBERT GEORGE England, c.1841, apprenticed to William Green 2 in the Joiners' Company on July 6, 1841. Crawforth 7. suggest correction
PUKE, I. England, c.1790, MIM Garden Sundial = Soth. 9/20/83. London. RSW. suggest correction
PULHAM, S. England, c.1750, PHIM Stick Barometer = Soth. 7/16/76. near Harleston, Weybread, Suffolk. RSW. suggest correction
PULLEN, D. England, 1712, MIM Horizontal Sundial, 1712 = D.(1967). ten inches in diameter. RSW. suggest correction
PULLEN, JAMES England, c.1669, MIM apprenticed for eight years to William Elmes on Oct. 20, 1669. J. Brown 3. suggest correction
PULMAN, P. England, 18th Century, PHIM Wheel Barometer = X. Axminster. Goodison 1; Baillie 1. suggest correction
PULMANN, JACOB see Hans Bulmann; Zinner 1. suggest correction
PULSFORD, GEORGE England, c.1848, PHIM Wheel Barometer = X. barometer signed "G. Pulsford." 36 Charles Street, Hatton Garden, London. Goodison 1. suggest correction
PURCHON, GEORGE England, PHIM Stick Barometer = X (2). Glass House. Goodison 1. suggest correction
PURDEN, J. England, c.1770, PHIM Stick Barometer = P.C.(1975). may be John Purden. London. RSW. suggest correction
PURDEN, JOHN England, c.1764, apprenticed to Thomas Newman 1 of the Grocers' Company on Aug. 7, 1764; may be the same as J. Purden. J. Brown 1. suggest correction
PURMANN, MARCUS Germany, fl.1588-1616, MIM made astronomical compendiums and various types of sundials and clocks dating from 1588 through 1616; examples of his work can be seen at VIE, Prague Alte Sternwarte, NUR, MUN, ex-Coll. Michel, LIE, Geneva Museum, OXF, HAK, DEU, NOR, BM, ZUR, etc. "Uhr und Compassmacher"; see also "M.P." 3. Munich. Zinner 1; Maddison 1; Hamilton 2; Lübke; Michel 1, 2 & 3; Price 2 & 3; Ward 4; Skopova 2; Engelmann 1; RSW. suggest correction
PURMANS, M. Astronomical Compendium = ADL-W58. forgery; the mis-spelling comes from Rohde. Michel 1; ADL; RSW. suggest correction
PURRINI, BART. Italy, 1780, OIM Microscope, 1780 = D.(1973). Siena. Garisenda Antiquariato. suggest correction
PUSCHNER, JOHANN GEORG Germany, fl.1720-51, MIM Planetarium in an Armillary Sphere, 1751 = BAM; made many terrestrial and celestial globes dated from 1720 through 1751; examples can be seen in most principal museums. engraver and noted mechanician; see Dopplemayr and Puschner. Nürnberg. Zinner 1; Michel 3; RSW. suggest correction
PUTMAN, JACOB USA, 18th Century, MIM PHIM Surveyor's Compass = Vermont Historical Society, Montpelier. USNM. suggest correction
PUTOIS ET ROCHETTE France, c.1785, OIM PHIM Goniometer, silver = FLO. Paris. Bonelli 1; RSW. suggest correction
PUTOIS, ETIENNE ANTOINE France, fl.1760-98, OIM supplied Rochon with a telescope for a prismatic micrometer; made achromatic telescopes; succeeded the Veuve Marie, c.1760; breveted in 1788; worked with Grateloup; licensed optician to the king. au Griffon, 67 du Quai de l'Horloge, Paris (1786). Daumas 1; Nachet; Howse 2. suggest correction
PUYRICHARD France, c.1680, invented a level with telescope in 1680. au Faubourg Saint-Germain, Paris. Daumas 1. suggest correction
PYEFINCH, ELIZABETH England, c.1786, MIM listed as an umbrella maker and mathematical instrument maker in the directories of 1786; kept the China Warehouse at 30 Bucklersbury; possibly succeeded Henry Pyefinch. 30 Bucklersbury; 45 Cornhill (1786); both in London. Taylor 2(642). suggest correction
PYEFINCH, HENRY England, 1739-90, MIM NIM OIM PHIM Telescope, Galilean = NMM; Telescope = G. Washington (1780-99); Sector = Christie 12/8/76; Stick Barometer = VAA; Microscopes = Clay Coll., P.C.; Telescope, Gregorian = P.C. apprenticed to Francis Watkins 1 of the Spectaclemakers' Company, June 28, 1753; free of the Company, March 3, 1763; took an apprentice; made globes; T.C.; tok out a patent, with J.H. Magellan, for an improvement to the barometer, 1765. at the Golden Quadrant, Sun and Spectacles, No. 67 Cornhill, between Bishopsgate Street and the Royal Exchange; 64 Cornhill (1765); 45 Cornhill (1782-91); all in London. Taylor 2(642); Goodison 1; Court and von Rohr 3(164); Calvert 2; Crawforth 1; Bedini 8; NMM 2; Clay and Court; A.J. Turner 10; Tyler; RSW. suggest correction
PYM, THOMAS England, c.1721, MIM apprenticed to John Wells 2 of the Clockmakers' Company on Jan. 18, 1714; free of the Company on Jan. 15, 1721. J. Brown 3. suggest correction
PYOTT, J. England, NIM Sextant = Christie-SK 1/27/86. 74 West India Dock Road, London. RSW. suggest correction
PYPENS Holland, c.1809, MIM Eindhoven. Rooseboom 1. suggest correction

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