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W. England, 1823, PHIM Stick Barometer, 1823 = D.(1983). the barometer in signed "W" in a triangle on the scale and on the back. RSW.
W. AND W. England, c.1725, NIM Backstaff = NMM. Taylor thought this entry might have been William Wright. Bristol. Taylor 2(220).
W. M. F.S England, 1838, MIM Cruciform Sundial, wood, 1838 = D. "W. m. F.s Sculp. 1838"; latitude is 53° 21'; painted wood. Moskowitz 121.
W., THOMAS England, c.1330, MIM Sundial, on the back of the Rosenwald astrolabe = USNM (ICA-2006)(ex-N. Giles Coll.). the dial is signed "Thomas * W. fecit"; for lat. 53° 15'. Price 1 & 2; ICA 2; USNM.
W.B. 1 Germany, c.1650, MIM Artillery Level = ADL-M214. three punches in a row are assembly marks on ADL; "W.B." also marked on artillery level signed "W. Burucker" at OXF. Engelmann 1; ADL; Tarrasuk 1; Price 2; RSW.
W.B. 2 initials marked on side 1b of an Elias Allen compendium. Soth. 7/7/78.
W.B. 3 William Brown or William Buckley; the initials are marked on a 1551 quadrant signed "T.G." in the British museum; the quadrant is also marked "J.C." (1). Price 2 & 3; Ward 4; Evans 1; Dewhirst; Taylor 1(18); Clay and Court.
W.B. 4 England, 1781, MIM Sundial, wood, 1781 = Lancaster City Museum. a magnetic compass is inset into the cover. RSW.
W.B.N. Scotland, PHIM Balance = K. and C. 12/15/72. Glasgow. RSW.
W.C.I.V.E. Holland, MIM Perpetual Calendar on a silver writing tablet = Soth. 6/25/68. signed "W.C.I.v E." RSW.
W.C.J. 1612, NIM Azimuth Compass, 1612 = OMM. it does not look that early. RSW.
W.C.S. c.1850, NIM Azimuth compass = OMM. RSW.
W.D. Germany, 17th Century, MIM Cloth Measure, wood = ADL-M489. Engelmann 1; ADL; RSW.
W.F. 1 Germany, 1563, MIM Pillar Sundial, rock crystal and silver, 1563 = Soth. 12/8/69 = TIM. calendar on parchment inside the rock crystal cylinder; dubious. RSW.
W.F. 2 1707, MIM Garden Sundial, 1707 = D.(1972). RSW.
W.F. 3 England, owner's initials on a nocturnal by Humphrey Cole in the BM. Gunther 1; Price 3; Ward 4.
W.G. Holland, c.1850, NIM Log = AMST. possibly William Geissler. Amsterdam. Mörzer Bruyns 2.
W.G.B.B.V.E. marked on a 1584 astrolabe by Jost Bürgi in the KAS. Zinner 1.
W.H. 1 marked on a 1641 garden sundial signed "G.R." (2). Strand Magazine, 1893, pp. 308-18.
W.H. 2 Ireland, 1741, MIM Ring Sundial, 1741 = WRAY-99. Dublin. RSW.
W.H. AND S. Germany, MIM Ring Sundial = Soth. 7/31/67. RSW.
W.J. MIM Dividers = ADL-M136 Engelmann 1; ADL; RSW.
W.O. USA, c.1780, MIM Garden Sundial, slate = American Heriage Society Auction, 1972. made for Charleston, South Carolina. RSW.
W.O.R. 1722, MIM Pillar Sundial, wood, 1722 = Koller 11/17/75. the "W" is written as two overlapping "Vs." RSW.
W.P. 1 Germany, fl.1591-98, MIM Mining Compasses = NUR-WI1033 and NUR-WI1149; Instrument, ivory, 1598 = NUR. made four engravings of sundials; an instrument, dated 1591, appears in a painting by von Kessel in the NUR. Nürnberg. Zinner 1.
W.P. 2 marked on a finger ring sundial, signed "H.C." (1), at the NMM. RSW.
W.R. 1 England, 1620, MIM Gunter's Quadrant, 1620 = Melun 4/24/83. fake ? RSW; Morrison-Low ?
W.R. 2 Ireland, 1667, MIM SIM Surveying Compass, wood, 1667 = OXF. also marked "Dublini latitude 53°20'". Dublin. Morrison-Low and Burnett; Bryden 9; Simcock 1.
W.R. 3 1794, OIM Telescope, 1794 = Military Museum, Warsaw. RSW.
W.R. 4 England, c.1800, PHIM Wheel Barometer = Soth.-S 4/24/87. Last Acle. RSW.
W.S. on English and German ring sundials, in most cases it stands for "Winter" and "Summer." Michel 3; Josten 1; RSW.
W.V.S. marked on a pantograph signed "M.G.A." RSW.
WACHANO, P., AND STOPANI Germany, PHIM Wheel Barometer = Den Gamle By, Aarhus. Hamburg. RSW.
WACHTER, ALBERT Germany?, c.1850 ?, MIM French Curve = D.(1985). Coffeen 9.
WACHTER, EGBERT JACOBSEN Holland, c.1600, NIM delivered compasses and sounding lines to Jacob van Neck's expedition. Mörzer Bruyns 2.
WADDINGTON England, c.1850, PHIM Stick Barometer = Christie-SK 5/15/96. Leeds. RSW.
WADHAM England, PHIM Wheel Barometer = X. Bath. Goodison 1.
WADSWORTH, HENRY USA, 1877, MIM SIM Circumferentor = MYS. patented, 1877. Duxbury, Mass. RSW.
WAECHTLER, FERDINAND FREDERICK Germany, c.1600, MIM Celestial Globe box, silver = LAW-300; Pairs of Globes = Soth. 12/7/51, MADEX-28 (silver), (ex-Chadenat). Furth. Zinner 1; Michel 3; RSW.
WAGENAER, MAERTEN JOOSTEN Holland, c.1617, Enkhuisen. Rooseboom 1.
WAGER, R. England, 1783, MIM NIM appointed master compass-maker to the Admiralty at Deptford Docks, succeeding Samuel Saunders 3. RSW.
WAGER, RICHARD England, fl.1728-56, MIM NIM compass maker. Naval Dockyard, Deptford. Taylor 2(216).
WAGNER, JOHANN Germany, fl.1538-40, MIM Astrolabe, 1538 (ICA-257) = OXF; Armillary Sphere, 1540 = NUR. Nürnberg. Zinner 1; Gunther 1; Price 1; ICA 2; Michel 1, 2 and 3; Lunardi; GHP.
WAGNER, M. ZACH. see Georg Vogt und M. Zach. Wagner. Zinner 1.
WAHLBOM, ANDERS Sweden, c.1755, MIM apprenticed to Daniel Eckström; worked in his shop untill 1755. Stockholm. Pipping 1.
WAIT, GREENE AND CO. USA, c.1828, sold books, globes, etc. Boston, mass. USNM.
WAITE, JOHN England, fl.1668-95, MIM apprenticed to Walter Hayes in the Grocers' Company on Feb. 17, 1679; free of the Company on May 17, 1688; took an apprentice. at Smithfield Bar, London (1688-95). J. Brown 1.
WAKE, CHARLES England, c.1833, MIM made drawing instruments. 11 Silver Street, Golden Square, London. Taylor 2(2269).
WAKELIN England, MIM Perpetual Calendar = Soth. 10/17/60. RSW.
WAKELY, ANDREW England, fl.1631-65, author; advertized in 1633; Taylor lists Wakely as a member of the Joiners' Company who took James Akinson 1 as an apprentice; Crawforth found no record of this; see A.W. 1 for possible instruments. Redriff Wall, near Cherry Garden Stairs, London. Taylor 1(169); Crawforth 7.
WAL, JACOBUS VAN DE Holland, d.1782, OIM had an observatory at Leiden and made a large telescope. Amsterdam. Rooseboom 1.
WALCHERLING, B.J.R. Germany, 18th Century, MIM Horizontal Sundials = BRA, P.C.; Analemmatic Sundial = BRA; Horizontal Sundial and Table Sundial on square plate = BRA; Azimuth Sundial = BRA. Braunschweig. Zinner 1; RSW.
WALDEN, J. England, PHIM Wheel Barometer = X. Jersey. Goodison 1.
WALDING, MARTIN England, c.1770, marked on a Hadley's quadrant at NMM, made by Thomas Leake, 1770. Taylor 2(738); NMM 2.
WALDSEEMULLER, MARTIN Germany; France, c.1470-1518, MIM Terrestrial Globe Gores, 1507 = Kraus, N.Y., U. of Minnesota; Gores for Globe, 1509 = X. Waldseemüller. Rudolfzell; St. Dié; Freiburg. Edell 1; Yonge.
WALDSTEIN, H. Austria; USA, c.1840, OIM Vienna and New York, N.Y. USNM.
WALES, WILLIAM England; USA, fl.1850-93, OIM pupil of Smith and Beck; came to America in the late 1850's; made microscope objectives. Fort Lee, New Jersey (1891-93). USNM.
WALFORD, JOHN GEORGE England, 1790-1832, PHIM Wheel Barometer = X. clockmaker. Banbury. Goodison 1; Baillie 1.
WALGRAVE, WILLIAM England, fl.1668-81, designed an artillery instrument. Two White Posts, near Little Queen Street, in Newton Street, St. Giles, London. Taylor 1(329).
WALKER 1 Ireland, c.1799, MIM Horizontal Sundial = MERC-154; Set of Drawing Instruments = Soth. 10/27/69. Dublin. Hamilton 1 & 2; RSW.
WALKER 2 England, NIM see J. and A. Walker and Walker and Son (2). Liverpool. Taylor 2(1731a); Bryden 9; RSW.
WALKER 3 England, c.1800, NIM Octant = Exhibition "1000 Years of Navigation ", Brussels, 1979. RSW.
WALKER AND SON 1 Ireland, c.1800, MIM SIM Surveyor's Compass = P.C. (1982); Sundial = KEN. see Walker 1. 16 1/2 Temple Bar, Dublin. Egestorff 1; RSW.
WALKER AND SON 2 England, NIM Octant, ebony and brass = Phillips 5/20/75. see Walker 2. Liverpool. RSW.
WALKER, ALEXANDER England, fl.1810-47, MIM NIM OIM partner with John Walker in J. and A. Walker. 33 Pool Lane (later 34 Castle Street), Liverpool. Taylor 2(1731).
WALKER, ALEXANDER, AND CO. England, fl.1857-79, MIM NIM OIM see J. and A. Walker. 72 South Castle Street, Liverpool. Bryden 9.
WALKER, EZEKIEL England, fl.1771-1816, OIM amateur optician, interested in telescopes and micrometers. Lynn, Norfolk. Taylor 2(781).
WALKER, F. England, c.1820, PHIM Marine Barometer = VNN. see Francis Walker. London. RSW.
WALKER, F., AND J. HALL England, 1834, NIM Octant, ebony, brass and ivory, 1834 = Phillips 2/2/84. London. RSW.
WALKER, FRANCIS England, fl.1810-46, MIM PHIM see F. Walker. 35 (later 17) Wapping Wall, London. Taylor 2(1453).
WALKER, FREDERICK Ireland, fl.1832-50, MIM 7 Trinity Place (1832-33); 31 Clarendon Street (1834-40); 29 Clarendon Street (1841-50); all in Dublin. Morrison-Low and Burnett.
WALKER, GEORGE Ireland, fl.1841-48, MIM OIM 6 Fade Street, Dublin. Morrison-Low and Burnett.
WALKER, J. AND A. England, fl.1823-79, MIM NIM OIM Sextant = WHI. John and Alexander Walker; could be dealers; T.C. 47 Bernard Street, London; Navigation and Stationery Warehouse, 33 Pool Lane, Liverpool (1823-27); 34 Castle Street (formerly Pool Lane), Liverpool (1837-39); 72 South Castle Street, Liverpool. Taylor 2(1731a); Bryden 9; Moskowitz 102; Crawforth 6.
WALKER, JOHN England, fl.1823-79, MIM NIM OIM partner with Alexander Walker as J. and A. Walker, which see. Liverpool. Taylor 2(1731).
WALKER, JOSEPH England, c.1838, MIM PHIM 43 Skinner Street, Clerkenwell, London. Taylor 2(2270).
WALKER, MATHEW Ireland, fl.1721-22, MIM SIM Surveyor's Compass = Georgia Historical Society, Atlanta. Dublin. USNM.
WALKER, RALPH Jamaica; England, 1749-1824, NIM Azimuth Compass = NMM; Universal Ring Sundial, mounted over a Compass = PEA. invented a tide calculator that was made by George Adams 2, an example is at the NMM. Jamaica; London. Taylor 2(782); J.A. Bennett 2; Dewhirst; Bedini 8; Brewington 1; RSW.
WALKER, SAMUEL England, 1739, MIM Polyhedral Sundial, 1739 = The Holmes, Rotherham. RSW.
WALKER, THOMAS England, 1805-73, NIM Harpoon Log = WHI; Patent Log = ADL-A57; Log, Model A-2 = D.(1972). nephew of Edward Massey; the A-2 model log was patented in 1866; it was marked "London." Birmingham; London. J.A. Bennett 2; Moskowitz 104; G.L'E. Turner 24; ADL; RSW.
WALKER, THOMAS FERDINAND England, fl.1861-1912, NIM son of Thomas Walker; joined the firm in 1861; made taffrail logs. Birmingham; London. J.A. Bennett 2; Moskowitz 104.
WALKER, WILLIAM 1 Ireland, fl.1775-1819, MIM Miner's Dial, 1792 = Phillips 2/2/84; Circumferentor, 1797 = P.C.; Mathematical Instrument Set, etui, 1779 = Soth. 10/22/69. see William Walker and Son (1805-19); father of William Walker 2. 15 Temple Bar (1776-88); 17 Temple Bar (1791-1819); both in Dublin. Morrison-Low and Burnett; Bryden 9.
WALKER, WILLIAM 2 Ireland, fl.1805-26, MIM son of William Walker 1; see William Walker and Son. 17 Temple Bar, Dublin (1819-26). Bryden 9; Morrison-Low and Burnett.
WALKER, WILLIAM, AND SON Ireland, fl.1805-19, MIM Circumferentors = P.C., P.C. (1802), DUB (1807). William Walker 1 and his son, William Walker 2. 17 Temple Bar; 16 1/2 Temple Bar; both in Dublin. Bryden 9; Morrison-Low and Burnett.
WALKINS, W. misreading for W. Watkins. James Street, London. Bonelli 4.
WALL, COL. GEORGE USA, 1788, invented "Wall's Trigonometer" in 1788. Bucks County, Pa. Bedini 8.
WALL, THOMAS USA, 1797-1854, MIM PHIM SIM Surveyor's Compass = Western Reserve Historical Society, Cleveland, Ohio. Cleveland, Ohio (1845-54). Smart 1; USNM.
WALLACE, JAMES Scotland, OIM Telescope = D.(1978). Androssan. RSW.
WALLACE, WILLIAM Scotland, 1768-1843, invented the Eidograph in 1801; professor of mathematics at Edinburgh University. Edinburgh. G.L'E. Turner 24.
WALLER 1 Germany, c.1690, OIM Double Burning Glass = DRE. Tschimhaüs. RSW.
WALLER 2 see Woller. Goodison 1.
WALLINGFORD, RICHARD OF see Richard of Wallingford. Michel 3; Gunther 2; North 4.
WALLIS, JAMES England, 1790, MIM Vertical Sundial, 1790 = house in St. Ives. St. Ives. Gatty.
WALMSLEY, W.H. USA, OIM microscope importer and dealer. Philadelphia, Pa. USNM.
WALPOLE, CHARLES England; USA, c.1746, MIM London; Wall Street, New York, N.Y. Bedini 1.
WALPOLE, THOMAS variant spelling for Thomas Walpool.
WALPOOL, THOMAS England, fl.1683-1703, MIM apprenticed to Nathaniel Anderton in the Grocers' Company on March 7, 1677; free of the Company on March 7, 1683; took apprentices. at the Mariner and Compass, Minories, London (1696-1715). J. Brown 1; Taylor 1(505) & 2(128); Evans 1.
WALTER Ireland, 1792, MIM SIM Surveyor's Compass, 1792 = Phillips 2/2/84. Dublin. RSW.
WALTER, BERNHARD Germany, 1434-1504, MIM sundial maker. Nürnberg. Lunardi; Gatty.
WALTER, JAMES England, PHIM made barometers and other weather indicators. 14 Water Street, Liverpool. USNM.
WALTON England, wheel barometer signed "J. Browning Walton Glastonbury"; Walton was probably a dealer who carried the work of John Browning (3). Glastonbury. Soth. 7/21/87.
WALTON, JAMES England, OIM Instrument = KEN. Taylor 2(2271).
WALTON, JOHN England, c.1713, MIM apprenticed to John Wood in the Clockmakers' Company on July 6, 1713. J. Brown 3.
WANNCK Germany, 17th Century, MIM Table Sundial = Drouot 6/2/49. Michel 3.
WANSCHAFF Germany, NIM Reflecting Circle = KEN-1876-998. RSW.
WARD England, fl.1843-51, barometer maker. 79 Bishopsgate Within, London. Goodison 1.
WARD AND SMITH England, c.1735, William Ward and Caleb Smith; designed a sextant in 1735 which was made by Thomas Heath 1. J. Brown 1.
WARD, HENRY England, fl.1755-1820, PHIM Stick Barometer = X. watch and clockmaker; author; the barometer is signed "H. Ward Blandford." Blandford. Goodison 1; Baillie 1.
WARD, JAMES 1 England, fl.1675-1711, MIM consructed sundials; engineer. Langley. Taylor 1(388).
WARD, JAMES 2 England, c.1792, apprenticed to Ebenezer Rust 1 of the Grocers' Company on June 7, 1792. J. Brown 1.
WARD, JOHN 1 England, fl.1722-55, OIM apprenticed to Timothy Brandreth of the Spectaclemakers' Company in 1714; free of the Company, Jan. 11, 1722; Master of the Company from 1737 to 1744. Court and von Rohr 3(94).
WARD, JOHN 2 England, c.1734, MIM apprenticed to James Parker in the Grocers' Company on Feb. 26, 1714; free of the Company, Jan. 22, 1735 by Mrs. Elizabeth Parker. J. Brown 1.
WARD, JOHN 3 England, c.1783, apprenticed to Robert Browning 1 of the Grocers' Company on July 3, 1783. J. Brown 1.
WARD, MACOCK USA, 1702-83, MIM made and repaired mathematical instruments; clockmaker; loyalist. Wallingford, Conn. Bedini 8.
WARD, WILLIAM England, c.1735, worked with Caleb Smith to design a new sextant; see Ward and Smith. J. Brown 1.
WARDEN, WILLIAM England, fl.1767-70, MIM also a casemaker. High Street (1767); Market Place (1770); both in Walsall. Bryden 9.
WARE AND HIREMAN USA, fl.1855-58, MIM OIM PHIM SIM Henry Ware and the brothers, Hy W. and John H. Hireman. 25 East 4th Street, Cincinnatti, Ohio. Smart 1.
WARE, HENRY USA, 1810-85, MIM OIM PHIM SIM Surveyor's Compass = DPW. worked alone, 1839-55; partner with Hy W. and John H. Hireman as Ware and Hireman (1855-58); alone again (1858-85); early maker of Burt's solar compass; bought a transit from Gurley in 1864. at Shawk's boards, corner of 5th and Sycamore (1839-55); 25 East 4th Street (1855-56); East Fourth Street (1858-85); all in Cincinnatti, Ohio. Smart 1; USNM; RSW.
WARE, RICHARD England, c.1716, MIM apprenticed to John Crooke 1 in the Joiners' Company on July 6, 1708; free in the Company, June 5, 1716 London. Crawforth 7.
WAREHAM, ROBERT England; USA, 1825-92, MIM Surveying Compass = X; Transit = X. apprenticed to Edmund Draper c.1839, and was his foreman until Draper died in 1882. England; 226 Pear (1867-90); 402 Locust (1891); both in Philadelphia, Pa. Smart 1; Miller.
WARLTIRE England, 18th Century, PHIM Stick Barometer = X. possibly the owner. Goodison 1.
WARMAN, THOMAS England, c.1696, apprenticed to Thomas Cooke 2 in the Joiners' Company, 1696. Crawforth 7.
WARMELO, JOH. Holland, 1742, NIM made cross-staffs. Utrechtschestraat, Amsterdam (1742). Mörzer Bruyns 2.
WARNER 1 England, 18th Century, MIM Universal Ring Sundial = Soth. 12/13/71. Lincoln's Inn Fields, London. RSW.
WARNER 2 see Roach and Warner; see Henry Warner. Smart 1.
WARNER, HENRY USA, 1810-57, MIM NIM PHIM worked alone from 1834 to 1840 and from 1846 to 1857; took John Roach as a partner, 1841-45; the firm was known as Roach and Warner. 293 Broadway (1838-42); 105 Fulton (1842-43); 68 Fulton Street; all in New York, N.Y. Smart 1; USNM.
WARNER, JOHN 1 England, c.1672, MIM apprenticed by turnover to Edward Fage of the Clockmakers' Company on July 4, 1672. J. Brown 3.
WARNER, JOHN 2 England, fl.1682 to + or - 1700, MIM PHIM apprenticed to Henry Wynne of the Clockmakers' Company on March 29,1675; free of the Company, April 3, 1682; took apprentices; author; barometer maker; made improvements to the type of slide rule which he manufactured; Taylor and Goodison indicate that he was in business until 1722 but this is not confirmed. at the Sign of the King's Arms and Globe, Little Lincols's Inn Fields, end of Portugal Row, London. Taylor 1(449) & 2(129); Goodison 1; Robischon; J. Brown 3.
WARNER, JOHN 3 England, fl.1697-1705, MIM apprenticed to Edward Norris of the Clockmakers' Company; free of the Company Jan. 8, 1697; may have taken Richard Hamilton as an apprentice, Sept. 1705. Lomdon. J. Brown 3.
WARNER, JOHN 4 England, c.1712, MIM apprenticed to Richard Glynne of the Clockmakers' Company on April 7, 1712; may have been turned over to Richard Hamilton of the Clockmakers' Company. J. Brown 3.
WARNER, JOHN 5 England, post-1856, MIM OIM PHIM 72 Fleet Street, London, E.C. USNM.
WARRANTED used by American instrument makers to guarantee the instrument they either made or bought. Warner 14.
WARREN, BENJAMIN USA, 1740-1825, MIM NIM SIM Surveyor's Compass, wood = Streeter Coll., Yale University. compass card printed by Paul Revere. Plymouth, New Engd. (Mass). Smart 1; Price 2; Bedini 8 & 16; USNM; Warner 12.
WARRENER, SOLOMON England, c.1787, apprenticed to John Karmock of the Grocers' Company on Sept. 6, 1787. J. Brown 1.
WARRICK, ENOCH England, c.1850, PHIM Stick Barometer = Soth.-S 4/24/87. RSW.
WARRINER, CHAUNCEY USA, c.1846, MIM Washington, D.C. USNM.
WARRIS, WILLIAM England, fl.1804-22, OIM held a patent on a mount for opera glasses. Burgen Street, Sheffield. Taylor 2(1239); Dewhirst.
WARWICK, WILLIAM England, c.1830, MIM OIM PHIM 16A Sloane Square, Chelsea, London. Taylor 2(2036a).
WASH, EDWARD England, c.1801, MIM apprenticed to Benjamin Mansfield of the Grocers' Company on May 7, 1801; free of the Company June 2, 1808. London. J. Brown 2.
WASHBOURNE England, OIM Lucernal Microscope = Clay Coll. Clay and Court; Dewhirst.
WASHINGTON, ABRAHAM England, c.1650, MIM may be the maker of several instruments signed "A.W." (1); alternate choices would be Andrew Wakely or Abraham Watlington; the instruments are quadrants dated 1639, 1640 and 1644, also a terrestrial globe dated 1652. Taylor 1(214a); Weil 2 (17).
WASSERLEIN, R. Germany, OIM Microscope = Christie-SK 6/2/83. Berlin. RSW.
WAST, PAULUS Holland, c.1793, MIM OIM PHIM Barometer = van Cleef en Scheurleer Auction, 1799; Plate from Thermometer = OXF; Barometer = LEY. Langebrugsteeg over O.Z. Heenenlogment, Amsterdam (1793). Mörzer Bruyns 2; van Cittert 2; Maddison 1; Daumas 1; USNM.
WAST, PAULUS, EN ZOON Holland, c.1800, MIM OIM PHIM Barometer = Fries Museum, Leeuwarden; Triple Tube Barometer = Bonhams 9/2/77. Amsterdam. Mörzer Bruyns 2; RSW.
WATER AND CO. England, 19th Century, MIM Sundial = Christie-SK 4/17/86. marked "Caernarvon Lat'e 53° 7', Long. 4° 15' west." Caernarvon. RSW.
WATERMAN, GURDON see Gurdon. Pugsley Sale; RSW.
WATKINS 1 England, 1730, PHIM Angle Barometer, 1730 = VAA. London. Grimaldi.
WATKINS 2 England, 1803, MIM Pocket Compass, 1803 = Soth. 10/21/74. could be Jeremiah or Francis (2) Watkins. Charing Cross, London. RSW.
WATKINS 3 England, fl.1825-30, MIM Miner's Dial = D.(1967). see William Watkins 1. 16 Augustine's Parade, Bristol. Bryden 9; Dewhirst.
WATKINS 4 England, c.1790, MIM NIM OIM PHIM SIM many instruments are signed "Watkins Charing Cross, London." several instrument makers named Watkins used this address, it is difficult to differentiate between them. Charing Cross, London. RSW.
WATKINS 5 England, c.1790, MIM NIM OIM PHIM SIM many instruments are signed "Watkins London"; could be the same as Watkins 4; the same comments apply. London. RSW.
WATKINS AND HILL England, fl.1819-56, MIM NIM OIM PHIM wide range of instruments that may be seen in many museums, examples at TEY, OXF, KEN, VNN, WHI, etc. the firm started as Jeremiah Watkins and a descendant of Nathaniel Hill (1819-28); their trade card says they were "Mathematical, Optical and Philosophical Instrument Makers to Their Royal Highnesses The Dukes of York and Clarence"; they succeeded J. and W. Watkins; c.1828 Jeremiah was replaced by Francis Watkins 3; MIMs to the University of London; the firm's air pump won a prize at the Great Exhibition of 1851 in London; they were succeeded by the Elliott Brothers, c.1857. 5 Charing Cross, London. Taylor 2(423); Calvert 2; Crawforth 1; Goodison 1; USNM; G.L'E. Turner 24; Moskowitz 122; Wynter 1; Coffeen C and 43; RSW.
WATKINS AND SMITH England, 1764-77, MIM OIM PHIM Gunner's Calipers = Evans Coll.; Telescope = X; Odometer = Soth. 4/29/77; Stick Barometer = Audley End; Angle Barometers = D.(1978), KEN (1763). Francis Watkins 1 and Addison Smith. Charing Cross, London. USNM; Evans 1; Goodison 1; Middleton 1; Moskowitz 122; McConnell; RSW.
WATKINS, A.W. England, c.1808, PHIM Inclined Barometer = USNM. St. James Street, London (1808). USNM.
WATKINS, FRANCIS 1 England, before 1723-84, MIM OIM PHIM SIM Microscopes = KEN, LEY, Christie 12/17/75; Telescopes = KEN, CMY; Universal Ring Sundial = Soth. 5/12/75; Circumferentor = Soth. 5/12/75; Angle Barometers = OXF, D., Christie 12/6/78 (1753), Phillips-Scot. 3/29/90; Stick Barometers = VCW, KEN; Theodolite = WHI; Wheel Barometer = Christie-SK 5/15/96; etc. apprenticed to Nathaniel Adams in the Spectaclemakers' Company in 1737; free of the Company, 1746; took Addison Smith as an apprentice in 1750 and as a partner from 1764 to 1777; succeeded by Jeremiah and William (1) Watkins (Sons?) in 1782; balance maker; introduced the angle barometer in 1752. T.C. Sir Isaac Newton's Head, Charing Cross, London. Taylor 2(423); Crawforth 1; J.A. Bennett 2; A.J. Turner 10; Moskowitz 122; Goodison 1; Pipping 1; Court and von Rohr 3(142); Robischon; RSW.
WATKINS, FRANCIS 2 England, c.1763, OIM PHIM nephew of Francis Watkins 1; apprenticed to Addison Smith in the Spectaclemakers' Company on July 6, 1763. Charing Crosss, London. Taylor 2(1733); Goodison 1; Clay and Court; Court and von Rohr 3186); G.L'E. Turner 24.
WATKINS, FRANCIS 3 England, fl.1828-35, MIM OIM PHIM replaced Jeremiah Watkins in Watkins and Hill, 1828. 5 Charing Cross, London. Goodison 1.
WATKINS, HENRY M. USA, c.1847, PHIM received a diploma for his electromagnetic machines at the Fair of the American Institute, Oct., 1847. 167 William Street, New York, N.Y. USNM.
WATKINS, J. AND H. misreading of J. and W. Watkins. Cristie-SK 4/17/86.
WATKINS, J. AND W. England, fl.1784-98, MIM OIM PHIM SIM Telescope = D.(1976); Solar Microscope = D.(1973); Stick Barometer = Christie-SK 4/17/86; Ellipsograph = Phillips 9/10/86; Garden Sundial, 1785 = Soth.10/19/64; Theodolite = Soth.7/15/63; Graphometer = PEA; Hodometer = RSM. Jeremiah and Walter Watkins; they succeeded their uncle, Francis Watkins 1 in 1784; instrument makers to the Duke and Duchess of York and to the Duke of Clarence; T.C.; Taylor listed this firm as Jeremiah and William (1) Watkins. 5 Charing Cross, London. Goodison 1; Taylor 2(1052) & (1053); Moskowitz 122; Wynter 1; Calvert 2; Crawforth 1; RSW.
WATKINS, JEREMIAH England, fl.1785-1828, MIM NIM OIM PHIM Hodometer = Christie-SK 8/20/87; Hadley's Quadrant = CMY; Case of Drawing Instruments = DPW; etc. nephew of Francis Watkins 1; brother of Walter Watkins; cousin or brother of William Watkins 1; worked with his brother, Walter Watkins, from 1784 to1798, as successors to Francis Watkins 1; worked alone 1799-1819; took Hill as a partner in Watkins and Hill in 1819; T.C.; instrument makers to their Royal Highnesses the Dukes of York and Clarence and to the Hone. East India Company. No. 5 Charing Cross, London. Taylor 2(1052) & (1053); Calvert 2; Crawforth 1; G.L'E. Turner 24; Moskowitz 122; Court and von Rohr 3(XXXV); USNM; RSW.
WATKINS, JOHN England, c.1722, MIM apprenticed to Thomas Heath 1 of the Grocers' Company on Nov.28, 1722. J. Brown 1.
WATKINS, THOMAS England, c.1746, NIM PHIM Stick Barometer = VCU. apprenticed to James Tomlinson in the Spectaclemakers' Company on Oct. 2, 1746; the barometer is signed "T. Watkins." Clay and Court; RSW.
WATKINS, WALTER England, fl.1784-1808, MIM OIM PHIM from 1784 to 1798 he was a partner with his brother, Jeremiah, as J. and W. Watkins; they succeeded their uncle, Francis Watkins 1, 5 Charing Cross, London. Goodison 1; Crawforth 1.
WATKINS, WILLIAM 1 England, fl.1784-1809, MIM OIM PHIM Hodometer = OXF; Microscope = Christie-SK 4/17/86; Telescope = Christie 12/18/74; Instrument = NMM; Sundial = ROM; Angle Barometer = USNM; Stick Barometers = Earl Spencer Coll., X. grandson of William Berry; brother or cousin of Jeremiah and Walter Watkins. 22 St. James (1784-99); 70 St. James (1800-09); both in London. Taylor 2(1053a); Middleton 1; Goodison 1; RSW.
WATKINS, WILLIAM 2 England, fl.1825-30, MIM OIM PHIM Sundial, wooden case = OXF; Universal Ring Sundial = Soth. 11/9/59; Wheel Barometer = X; Instrument = NMM; Telescope = D.(1978). 16 Augustine Parade; St. Augustine's Back; both in Bristol. Taylor 2(1734); Evans 1; Dewhirst; Goodison 1; RSW.
WATLINGTON, ABRAHAM England, 1644, MIM Gunter's Quadrant, 1644 = BM. signed "Abraham Watlington fecit umbra sum"; see A.W. 1. Ward 4; Price 3; Bryden 16; RSW.
WATSON 1 England, c.1815, OIM Telescopes = KEN, D.(1973), Soth. 4/24/45. probably James Watson 2. 4 Saville Place, opposite Lambeth Terrace, London. Clay and Court; Dewhirst; USNM; RSW.
WATSON 2 USA, c.1856, MIM see William Burt and Watson. Detroit, Mich. RSW.
WATSON 3 England, post-1865, PHIM Barometer and Altimeter = Christie 12/18/74. marked "invented by H.A.H., 1865." 4 Pall Mall, London. RSW.
WATSON AND SON England, OIM Microscope, # 1273 = Christie 12/8/76. might be William Watson 1. 313 high Holborn, London. RSW.
WATSON, D. FRASER England, c.1905, PHIM Aneroid Barometer = Soth.- Pulborough 3/1/83. Manchester. RSW.
WATSON, HENRY England, c.1860, made Armstrong's hydro-electric machine. Newcastle-upon-Tyne. USNM.
WATSON, JAMES 1 England, c.1719, apprenticed to Thomas Cooke 2 in the Joiners' Company in 1708; free in the Company, 1719. Crawforth 7.
WATSON, JAMES 2 England, fl.1771-1824, OIM Telescopes = P.C. (1975), P.C. (1982), KEN, Soth. 3/25/86, Christie 12/17/75, D.(1976). the telescopes are often signed "J. Watson London"; he was also a telescope maker for the trade. London. Taylor 2(1241); Moskowitz ; USNM; RSW.
WATSON, JOHN England, MIM apprenticed to Thomas Ventom in the Merchant Taylors' Company; free of the company. Crawforth 7.
WATSON, N., AND SONS LTD. misreading for W. Watson and Sons Ltd. Soth. 7/18/73.
WATSON, R. England, MIM SIM Surveyor's Sight = Christie 7/5/71. Newcastle. RSW.
WATSON, ROBERT 1 England, c.1690, MIM apprenticed to John Warner 2 of the Clockmakers' Company on Feb. 24, 1690. London. J. Brown 3.
WATSON, ROBERT 2 England, c.1830, MIM Level = P.C. Manchester. Delehar 4.
WATSON, ROGER England, c.1634, apprenticed to Thomas Brown 1 in the Joiners' Company on Aug. 14, 1634. Crawforth 7.
WATSON, SAMUEL England, fl.1674-1712, MIM NIM Garden Sundial, 1688 = TIM. devised a machine to find longitude at sea; made astronomical clocks. Coventry; Long Acre, London. Taylor 1(381); Evans 1; J. Brown 3; RSW.
WATSON, THOMAS USA, 1832-1906, MIM partner with William Burt, 1857-58, worked alone, 1859. 214 Jefferson (1857-58); 34 Montcalm (1859); both in Detroit, Mich. Smart 1.
WATSON, THOMAS N. USA, fl.1867-70, MIM SIM partner in William J. Young and Co. with William J. Young and Charles S. Heller. 43 North Seventh Street, Philadelphia, Pa. Smart 1.
WATSON, W., AND SON LTD. England, post-1850, OIM Microscope = Phillips 2/14/79. might be William Watson 1. RSW.
WATSON, W., AND SONS England, fl.1837-99, MIM OIM Eidograph = Christie 7/23/80; Microscopes = D.(1972), Christie 12/8/76 (# 1150) & (# 2761), Christie 5/26/76 (#3380), Phillips 4/20/83 (# 1578) and 12/12/89, K. and C. 9/29/76; Sundial = Christie 12/8/76. might be William Watson 1. 313 High Holorn, London. Taylor 2(2272); RSW.
WATSON, W., AND SONS LTD. England, fl.1900-27, MIM OIM Microscope, # 66907 = Christie 12/8/76; Binocular Microscope, # 69798 = Christie 12/8/76; Telescope, 1918 and Microscopes (3) = Christie 5/26/76; Microscopes = D.(1972, Soth. 7/18/73; Telescope = D.(1976); Oxford Astrolabes, aluminum and paper = WHI, P.C., etc. this firm may have been started by William Watson 1; the 1927 catalogue was the 41st edition; the astrolabe was designed by Jenkin. 313 High Holborn, London. Moskowitz 104; USNM; Bryden 16; Gunther 1; RSW.
WATSON, WILLIAM 1 England, MIM OIM apprenticed to Thomas Ventom in the Merchant Taylors' Company; made free of the Company; may be the founding Watson in W. Watson and Son(s). Crawforth 7.
WATSON, WILLIAM 2 England, c.1755, NIM Compass Card = X. T.C.; compasses and nautical instruments. Church Lane Stairs, Hull. C.N. Robinson; Bryden 9.
WATSON, WILLIAM 3 England, d.1857, MIM Vertical Sundials (2) = Church and house in Seaton Ross, East Riding, Yorkshire. farmer. Seaton Ross, Yorkshire. Gatty; Flamank.
WATT, JAMES Scotland; England, 1736-1819, NIM Sextant = Christie-SK 5/8/86; Sector = John Rathbone and Sons, Brmingham, 1880. apprenticed to John Morgan 2 in the Joiners' Company, c.1750-56; trained to be a rule maker; worked with Matthew Boulton in Birmingham. London. Rathbone 1; RSW.
WATT, JAMES 1 Scotland; England, 1736-1819, MIM PHIM Sector = KEN; Stick Barometer = RSM; Set of register plates = KEN. apprenticed to John Morgan in London; returned to Glasgow in 1756; "Mathematical Instrument Maker to the College of Glasgow", 1757 to 1771; the engineer who developed the steam engine; invented several mathematical instruments; worked with Matthew Boulton in Birmingham, 1775. Greenock; London; Saltmarket, Glasgow (1759-64); Irongate, Glasgow (1764-71); Birmingham (1775); Heathfield. Taylor 2(548); Bryden 3 & 11; Goodison 1; Delehar 2; Dewhirst; RSW.
WATT, JAMES 2 Scotland, fl.1827-63, MIM SIM made measuring lines and survey chains. 407 Argyll Street (1827-35); 179 Argyll Street (1836); 7 South Albion Street and 179 Argyll Street (1837-40); 11 St. Enoch Square and 179 Argyll Street (1841); 3 and 11 St. Enoch Square (1842); 3 St. Enoch Square (1843-53); 16 Croy place (1854-61); 11 Turner's Court (1862-63); all in Glasgow. Bryden 3.
WATTLEWORTH England, PHIM Wheel Barometer = X. Whitehaven. Goodison 1.
WATTS England, 19th Century, MIM NIM Dip Needle = Melun 4/24/83. see E.R. Watts. London. RSW.
WATTS, E.R. England, c.1880, MIM NIM SIM Pocket Sextant = Phillips 5/20/75; Theodolite = Auction, Honfleur 6/17/79. London. RSW.
WATTS, E.R., AND CO. England, MIM SIM Theodolite = Soth. 1/27/75. London. RSW.
WATTS, E.R., AND SON England, post-1850, MIM SIM Theodolites = Phillips-Leeds 6/24/87, K. & C. 4/7/76; Self-Adjusting Level = Phillips-Leeds 6/24/87; Sextant = Soth. 6/21/76. London. RSW.
WATTS, J. USA, MIM Gauge, wood, 45" and Rule, wood, 48" = Salem Maritime Nat'l Historic Site. the gauge is shod in steel. corner of City Square and Chelsea Street, Charlestown, Mass. RSW.
WATTS, JOHN England, c.1712, MIM apprenticed to Thomas Feilder of the Clockmakers' Company on April 4, 1698; free of the Company, Nov.3, 1712. J. Brown 3.
WATTS, W. England, PHIM Wheel Barometer = X. Goodison 1.
WAULMAN, G.S. USA, MIM OIM PHIM T.C. 116 Fulton Street, New York, N.Y. Smart 1.
WAUN, ABRAHAM HARTOG Holland, 1769-1833, MIM PHIM worked with his father, Hartog Waun (1802-15), and with his brother, Jacob Waun (1816-33). Amsterdam. Mörzer Bruyns 1 & 2.
WAUN, HARTOG Holland, fl.1769-1815, MIM PHIM worked with his son, Abraham Hartog Waun, 1802-15. Amsterdam. Mörzer Bruyns 1 & 2.
WAUN, JACOB Holland, fl.1816-33, MIM PHIM worked with his brother, Abraham Hartog Waun, 1816-33. Amsterdam. Mörzer Bruyns 1 & 2.
WAUQUIER France, c.1825, PHIM Stick Barometer = Soth. 12/15/72. the barometer is signed "Wauquier-Soleil Paris." Paris. RSW.
WAUTHIER, JULES England, fl.1853-55, PHIM barometer maker. 45 Wilmington Square, London. Goodison 1.
WAWEN, GERVAS England, c.1689, MIM apprenticed to Richard Conyers of the Clockmakers' Company on Nov. 14, 1689. J. Brown 3.
WAWRZNEIC, LAURENCE Poland, 17th Century, MIM Astronomical Clock = Polish Nat'l Collection, Montreal, Canada (1955). Thorn. Connoisseur, Sept. 1955.
WEABER England, c.1850, OIM Cary-type Microscope = Soth. 10/3/88. London. RSW.
WEARDEN variant of Warden. Bryden 9.
WEATHERILL, WILLIAM USA, c.1800, mathematician. 62 Broadway, New York, N.Y. (1800). USNM.
WEATHERSTON, JOHN England, fl.1787-1801, MIM PHIM Stick Barometer = X. clock and watch maker. Woolmarket, Newcastle-upon-Tyne. Goodison 1.
WEBB 1 England, MIM SIM Theodolite = Soth. 2/26/68. London. RSW.
WEBB 2 see Killick and Webb. Bell 2.
WEBB, AMBROSE England, c.1722, MIM apprenticed to Thomas Feilder of the Clockmakers' Company on Dec. 10, 1712; free of the Company, March 5, 1722. J. Brown 3.
WEBB, HENRY England. naturalist; prepared microscope slides. George Street, Balsall Heath, ca. 1858-66. USNM; WEBDB.
WEBB, ISAAC England, fl.1669-95, MIM admitted as a Brother to the Clockmakers' Company on Jan. 18, 1669; took apprentices; turned Benjamin Owen over to William Newton 1. London. J. Brown 3; Clay and Court.
WEBB, J. England, MIM Inclinable Sundial = P.C. (1982). London. RSW.
WEBB, JOHN England, 1760-1846, MIM OIM PHIM SIM Stick Barometer = X; Wheel Barometer = X; Theodolite = Phillips 2/2/84; Instrument = X. T.C. Old Established Shop, 408 Oxford Street; 192 Tottenham Court Road, opposite the chapel (1817); 28 Francis Street; all in London. Goodison 1; Crawforth 1; Taylor 2(665); RSW.
WEBB, JOSEPH England, c.1751, MIM apprenticed to Joshua Bourne in the Joiners' Company on Oct. 2, 1744; made free in the Company on Christopher Stedman's report on Nov. 12, 1751. London. Crawforth 7.
WEBB, JOSEPH BENJAMIN England, fl.1825-28, MIM NIM PHIM 13 Charles Street, City Road, London. Taylor 2(1737).
WEBB, RICHARD England, c.1842, MIM Polyhedral Sundial = Denton. Denton. Gatty.
WEBB, THOMAS England, c.1793, MIM Rule, folding, wood = D.(1988). rule maker. 8 Earl Street, St. James, Bristol. Bryden 9.
WEBBER, JOHN England, c.1800, MIM PHIM Wheel Barometer = X. clockmaker; the barometer is signed "Webber London." Woolwich. Goodison 1; Baillie 1.
WEBBERS, ZACHARIAS Holland, 1639, MIM Pillar and Spherical Sundial, 1639 = SWE. the sundial is signed "Zacharias Webbers Lipsiensis ad Elavationem Poli 52 Graden Amsteldami: Anno 1639." Amsterdam. Mörzer Bruyns 2; Pipping 1; RSW.
WEBSTER England, c.1835, improved the beam level; might be Henry Webster. Moskowitz 104.
WEBSTER, HENRY England, fl.1843-60, PHIM Stick Barometer = X. looking-glass, and thermometer maker. 3 Vineyard Walk, Clerkenwell (1843-46); 37 Coppice Row (1847-60); both in London. Goodison 1.
WEBSTER, J. USA, fl.1853-56, PHIM Boston, Mass. USNM.
WECHIO, J. England, PHIM Stick Barometer = X. Exeter. Goodison 1.
WEDDERBURN, THOMAS see Adie and Wedderburn. Bryden 3.
WEDDIGEN, H.G. Germany, c.1700, MIM Polyhedral Sundial on ivory cube = KAS. Zinner 1.
WEDGEWOOD, JOSIAH England, 1730-95, PHIM ceramicist; introduced a pyrometer consisting of fusable clay cones in 1782. Burslem. G.L'E. Turner 24.
WEED, B. England, c.1850 z, NIM Sextant = D.(1972). Liverpool. Moskowitz 104.
WEEDEN, JOHN England, c.1822, OIM 18 Baldwyne Street, City Road, London. Taylor 2(1738).
WEEDON, WILLIAM JOHN England, fl.1822-32, MIM OIM PHIM 7 Norman Street, St. Luke's, London. Taylor 2(1739).
WEEKES, JOHNSON England, fl.1683-84, MIM apprenticed by turnover to Robert Cooke of the Clockmakers' Company on June 5, 1671; free of the Company Dec. 3, 1683; took an apprentice. London. J. Brown 3; Clay and Court.
WEET, JOHN England, 1728, MIM Perpetual Calendar, 1728 = BM. Price 3; Ward 4.
WEETS, JOHNSON misreading for Johnson Weekes. Dewhirst.
WEGELIN, BARTHOLOMAEUS Switzerland, 1683-1750, author; wrote on cosmography and armillary spheres. St. Gallen. Michel 3.
WEGELIN, JOSUA Germany, 18th Century, MIM Sundial on table clock = Auction, Munich 1933. Augsburg. Michel 3.
WEHMANN, H. Germany, NIM Octants = BRE, D.(1976); Compass Card = BRE. instrument maker and dealer; the dealer's octant was marked "sold by." Vegasac. RSW.
WEHMANN, T.E. Germany, PHIM Stick Barometer = OMM. Vegasac. RSW.
WEICHERT, WILLIAM England, c.1830, NIM Octant = Christie pre-1987; Sextant = D.(1978). T.C. Cardiff. J.A. Bennett 2; RSW.
WEICKERT 1 Germany, c.1650, PHIM Nest of Weights = DRE. Cologne. RSW.
WEICKERT 2 Germany, c.1780, MIM Protractor = DRE. Leipzig. RSW.
WEIGEL, ERHARD Germany, 1625-99, MIM Celestial Globes inside Armillary Spheres, 1699 = BASH, KAS, Breslau Universitäts Sternwarte, NUR, etc.; Globe, silver with coat-of-arms and weather vane = MUN; Celestial Globes, 1699 = NMM, Franklin Institute, Philadelphia, Pa. (copper); Terrestrial Globe, 1699 = FLO; Celestial Globe = FLO. author; wrote on globes. Jena. Zinner 1; Price 2; Yonge; RSW.
WEILBACH, JOHAN PHILIP Denmark, c.1830, NIM Crown Compass = Den Gamle By, Aarhus. made liquid compasses. Copenhagen. J.A. Bennett 2; RSW.
WEILER, J. marked later on gunner's level by Picart, at OXF. RSW.
WEILER, MARTIN 1 Germany, 1590, MIM Astrolabe, 1590 (ICA-3025) = SKO. "Iochemus Haertsberch Lybeck.....", owner. Eisleben. Zinner 1; ICA 2; Price 2; Brieux 2; RSW.
WEILER, MARTIN 2 Universal Ring Sundial, (falsely dated 1590) = X. fake, probably by the London forger. Brieux 2.
WEINMANN, CHRISTOPH Germany, fl.1678-88, MIM SIM Sector, 1678 = HAK; Rules (2), 1688 = ROU; Graphometers = Schloss Moosham, Salzburg, the Königsberg Stadt. Sammlung; Artillery Level, 1685 = DRE. Nürnberg. Zinner 1; Michel 3; Lunardi; RSW.
WEINMAYSTER, GEORGIO astrolabe ICA-256 is inscribed "Valentinus Sonthalmer Georgio Weinmayster dono 1535"; it is also marked "H.G. 1537" (1); the long inscription is marked in the mater; the astrolabe was formerly in the Nachet Coll. Price 1; ICA 2; Gunther 1; Zinner 1; MADEX; Nachet.
WEIR, ROBERT Ireland, fl. 1785-1846, OIM Polyhedral Sundial, 1785 = Ardrossan, Ayr. 17 Bridge Street, Coleraine. Morrison-Low and Burnett; Somerville.
WEISS AND SON England, c.1850, PHIM showed in the Great London Exhibition of London in 1851. 62 Strand, London. G.L'E. Turner 24.
WEISS, GEORGE USA, fl.1853-54, MIM NIM PHIM New York, N.Y. USNM.
WEISS, GOTFRIED Germany, c.1730, MIM Mechanical Equatorial Sundials = VIE, GRA, OXF; Equatorial Sundial = Breslau Sternwarte; Table Sundial = KEN; Universal Ring Sundial = Soth. 11/16/87; Particular Sundial, with case = Soth. 4/17/61; Equatorial Sundial = GRA. Nürnberg Zinner 1; Maddison 1; Lunardi; RSW.
WEIZSAEKER, V. France, NIM Sextant = Seamans Institute, New York, N.Y. Dunkerque. USNM.
WELCH, BENJAMIN England, c.1700, apprenticed to Thomas Cooke 2 of the Joiners' Company in 1700. Crawforth 7.
WELCH, GEORGE England, c.1796, MIM apprenticed to Richard Rust of the Grocers' Company on Jan.4, 1781; free of the Company on April 7, 1796. London. J. Brown 1.
WELCH, J. England, 1716, MIM Perpetual Calendar, silver, 1716 = WHI. Bryden 16.
WELCH, WILLIAM USA, fl.1838-43, PHIM Atwood Machine = USNM. 54 Chrystie (1838-39); 43 Eldridge (1841-43); both in New York, N.Y. USNM.
WELDON Weldon Range Finder Patent = Christie 5/26/76. RSW.
WELDON, EDWARD England, OIM Telescope, refracting = Christie-SK 11/27/86. Tunbridge Wells. RSW.
WELKER, JOHN USA, 1797, MIM clock, watch and instrument maker. Market Street; across from Mrs. Kimboll's Tavern, Patrick Street (1797); both in Washington, D.C. USNM.
WELLER England, c.1825, PHIM Wheel Barometer = Christie's 2/19/97. Littlehampton. RSW.
WELLINGEN, H.G. Germany, MIM Ivory Sundials (2) = STU. RSW.
WELLINGTON, ALEXANDER England, fl.1792-1825, MIM NIM OIM PHIM Octant = D.(1978); Telescope = Phillips 2/22/77; Pantograph = Soth.-S 4/24/87; Microscope = Phillips 4/20/83; Sundial in case = Soth. 7/10/67; Drawing Instrument Sets = Soth. 5/6/69, Drouot Richelieu 4/28/88; Stick Barometer = P.C. most of his instruments signed simply "Wellington" but one of his microscopeswas signed "Alex Wellington, Mathematical Instrument Maker, Crown Court, Soho, London"; had one of the Jones' as an apprentice; joined by his son 1814-15; T.C.; succeeded by Laban Cooke in 1825. Crown Court, Abinger Street, St. Anne's, Soho, London. Taylor 2(1056); Crawforth 1; Wynter and Turner; NMM 2; ATG 1/16/93; RSW.
WELLS AND FOSTER 1 USA, pre-1838, MIM OIM PHIM L.T. Wells and James Foster 1. Cincinnatti, Ohio. USNM.
WELLS AND FOSTER 2 USA, fl.1838-52, MIM OIM PHIM William Wells and James Foster 2. Third Street, near Sycamore (1838-); Walnut, between third and Fourth Streets (-1852); both in Cincinnatti, Ohio. Smart 1; USNM.
WELLS, GRACE England, fl.1690-1708, MIM member of the Joiners' Company; widow of Joseph Wells, Joiner; took apprentices. London. Crawforth 7.
WELLS, JAMES England, c.1664, MIM apprenticed to Thomas Worral of the Joiners' Company in 1656; turned over to Richard Sanders in the Company in 1656; free in the Company, 1664; took an apprentice. London. Crawforth 7.
WELLS, JEREMIE England, fl.1703-35, MIM apprenticed to his mother, Grace Wells, in the Joiners' Company on Mar. 3, 1690; free of the Company, Sept. 7, 1703. London. Crawforth 7.
WELLS, JOHN 1 England, fl.1606-35, author; designed accurate sundials. Deptford. Taylor 1(114).
WELLS, JOHN 2 England, fl.1682-1714, MIM "Rulemaker"; apprenticed to John White 1 of the Clockmakers' Company on March 13, 1672; free of the Company, Sept. 29, 1682; took apprentices; London? J. Brown 3.
WELLS, JOHN 3 England, fl.1748, PHIM Angle Barometer = NMM. glass toy maker. Moor Street, Birmingham. Goodison 1.
WELLS, JONATHAN England, c.1676, MIM apprenticed by turnover to Isaac Carver of the Clockmakers' Company on June 1, 1676. J. Brown 3.
WELLS, JOSEPH England, fl.1667-90, MIM apprenticed to John Brown 1 in the Joiners' Company on Aug. 20, 1660; free of the Company July 6, 1668; Brother in the Clockmakers' Company, 1668; succeeded by his widow, Grace Wells; took apprentices; rulemaker. London. Taylor 1(333); Clay and Court; Loomes; J. Brown 1 & 3; Crawforth 7.
WELLS, L.T. USA, pre-1838, MIM OIM PHIM partner with James Foster 1 as Wells and Foster (1). Cincinnatti, Ohio. USNM.
WELLS, NUGENT England, 19th Century, OIM Telescope = Phillips 11//16/88. Newport. RSW.
WELLS, SAMUEL England, fl.1817-30, MIM PHIM 3 Clerkenwell Green; 139 Old Street, St. Luke's; both in London. Taylor 2(1455).
WELLS, WILLIAM USA, fl.1838-52, MIM OIM PHIM see Wells and Foster 2; was the partner of James Foster 2. Cincinnatti, Ohio. Smart 1.
WELPER, EBERHARD Germany, 1619, MIM Quadrant, paper on wood, 1619 = DOR. Strassburg. RSW.
WELTIN, MELCHIOR Austria, 1744, MIM Equatorial Sundials = HAK (1744), VIE; Artillery Level = VIE. HAK has sights for gnomon. Vienna. Zinner 1; W. Eckhardt 3; Rohde; Evans 1; Michel 3; RSW.
WELTZIEN, DANIEL Germany, fl.1754-77, MIM SIM Graphometer = HAK. Hamburg. Zinner 1.
WENCKEBACH, EDUARD Holland, 1813-74, NIM Prismatic Compass, Schmalcalder-type = AMST; Azimuth Compass = NMM; Quintants = TEY (# 46), P.C. (# 27); Bearing Compasses = Auction BOM 1906 & 1910; Sextants = TEY, P.C., Christie 6/17/72; Reflecting Circles = LEY (2), UTR, Poly- technic School, Delft. Oude Teertuinen 30 (1841-42); Hoek Nieuwebrug en Nieuwe- brugsteeg (1843-52); both in Amsterdam. Mörzer Bruyns 1, 2 & 5; Rooseboom 1; G.L'E. Turner 7.
WENGEMAYER, ODDO Germany, 1622-1703, MIM Horary Quadrant, wood and paper, 1695 = KRM. Kremsmünster. Zinner 1.
WENHAM, F.H. England, OIM Binocular Microscope = X. convertible to a single microscope. Effra Vale Lodge, Brixton. USNM.
WENL, EMANUELL England, c.1686, MIM apprenticed to Jonathan Roberts in the Broderers' Company, July 5, 1686. Crawforth 7.
WERMELANDS BERGMASSARE CONTOIR an agency which stamped its name on a magnetic compass made by I.G.H. RSW.
WERNER Universal Ring Sundial = D.(1971) = P.C. Diameter = 5 Rhineland inches = 14 cm.; "Werner fecit Köln"; a modern forgery. Brieux 4; RSW.
WERNER, J. Germany, 1574, MIM Diptych Sundial, 1574 = DRE. "er J. Werner oder Hartmann"; master mark shows crossed swords on a shield. Nürnberg. RSW.
WERNER, JOHANNES Germany, 1468-1522, MIM Astrolabe, 1516 (ICA-551) = NUR. author; sundial maker; made improvements to the cross-staff in 1514. Nürnberg. Zinner 1; ICA 2; J.A. Bennett 2; A.J. Turner 10; Lunardi; Price 1; Behaim Cat.(1957).
WERNHER Universal Ring Sundial = P.C. (1976). modern English forgery. Brieux 2.
WERNLE, JOHANN GEORG Germany, c.1750, MIM Mechanical Equatorial Sundial = ADL-M297. may have been item 58 in the Puttick and Simpson Cat., 6/18/1894. Pressburg. Zinner 1; Engelmann 1; Fischer; Michel 3; ADL; RSW.
WERTHEIMER, M. France, c.1845, see Dr. Roth and M. Wertheimer. Daumas 1.
WESE England, late 19th Century, PHIM Stick Barometer = Christie 12/17/75. West (?). Fleet Street, London. RSW.
WESLEAK, WILLIAM England, c.1691, apprenticed to John Patrick 1 in the Joiners' Company on Mar. 31, 1691. Crawforth 7.
WESNLE, TOH. GEORG misreading for Wernle. P. & S. 6/18/1894.
WESSCHAGL, MANUEL Germany, d.1728, MIM Screw-Cutting Tool = USNM. Augsburg. RSW.
WESSELL, I.J. Norway, NIM Traverse Board = OMM. Christianafiord. RSW.
WEST 1 England, MIM OIM PHIM Telescope = D.(1971); Stick Barometers = Christie 11/16/55, D.(1988); Surveying Instrument = ADL-T40; Universal Ring Sundial = D.(1976); Walking Stick Barometer = NMM; Microscope = Christie-SK 7/10/80. could be Charles or Francis West. London. Goodison 1; ADL; RSW.
WEST 2 England, Protractor = Phillips 4/20/83. Liverpool. RSW.
WEST, CHARLES England, fl.1814-30, MIM OIM PHIM Telescopes = WHI, Phillips 2/2/84, Soth. 5/21/73, D.(1971); Stick Barometer = X. T.C.; may have been in partnership with Charles Robert West. Serle's Passage, Lincoln's Inn; 5 Cursitor Street, Chancery Lane and 83 St. James Street, Pall Mall (1814-25); all in London. Taylor 2(1456); Crawforth 1; Court and von Rohr; Goodison 1; Moskowitz 102; RSW.
WEST, CHARLES ROBERT England, fl.1806-24, OIM Telescope = P.C. may have been associated with Charles West; worked with William Bruce on a portable telescope; received a patent on it in 1806. 78 Cornhill and Plow Court, Fetter Lane; Gateway of Lincoln's Inn and St. James, Pall Mall; all in London. Taylor 2(1242).
WEST, FRANCIS England, fl.1828-59, MIM OIM PHIM Barometer = KEN, Meteorological Office, Bracknell; Wheel Barometer = X; Stick Barometers = X, Soth. 2/24/83; Camera Lucida = Exeter; Adams Universal Microscope = Soth. 4/28/69; Horizontal Sundial = Pugsley Sale; Inclinable Sundial = ADL-T40; Cuff-type Microscope = Soth. 10/3/88. apprenticed in the Spectaclemakers' company in 1821; free of the Company, July 8, 1828; sold the log-log slide rule for accounting, invented by Peter Mark Roget in 1815, and divided by John Rooker. 17 Rupert Court, Drury Lane; 83 Fleet Street (1830-44); 41 Strand (1844-56); 92 and 93 Fleet Street (1849-59); all in London. Taylor 2(1243); Goodison 1; Middleton 1; Court and von Rohr 3(247); Tomlinson 1; Delehar 9; ADL; RSW.
WEST, FRANCIS LINNELL England, c.1850, MIM OIM PHIM Stick Barometer, oak = Soth. 5/1/86; Equatorial Sundial = Christie 12/17/75; Microscopes = D.(1972), Soth.-West Sussex 10/18/83. 31 Cockspur Street, Charing Cross, London. USNM; RSW.
WEST, J.C., AND CO. England, NIM T.C. in octant box. RSW.
WESTBERG, CARL HINDRIC Sweden, 1720-69, OIM Telescope = STM. instrument maker; apprenticed to Daniel Eckström; active from c.1750 untill 1763 when he retired. Stockholm. Pipping; RSW.
WESTERMANN, B., AND CO. USA, OIM advertised a pocket microscope. New York, N.Y. USNM.
WESTERN, GEORGE England, 1812, MIM Map Meter, 1812 = X. Delehar 3.
WESTIN, LUDW. EDW. England, MIM Universal Ring Sundial = NOR. owner?; the name is stamped twice in the case for the dial. RSW.
WESTLEY England, see Carpenter and Westley. Calvert 2; Crawforth 1; Coffeen B; Dewhirst.
WESTLEY, F. England, PHIM Stick Barometers = X, Soth.-S 1/27/88. 27a Old Bond Street, London. Goodison 1; RSW.
WESTON, W. England, c.1840, MIM Rule, 48", folding, wood = D.(1983). Coffeen C.
WESTON, WILLIAM England, 1722, MIM Horizontal Sundial, gilt-brass, 1722 = D.(1973). for latitude 52°. RSW.
WETELING, JAN Holland, fl.1760-71, NIM "I. Weteling" is marked on a cross-staff signed "J.V.K. 1760"; pupil in the Utrecht Society. Utrecht. Mörzer Bruyns 2.
WETHERED, GEORGE England, c.1677, MIM apprenticed to Henry Wynne of the Clockmakers' Company on Sept. 29, 1677. J. Brown 3.
WETHERELL, JOHN England, 1690, apprenticed to Thomas Cooke 2 in the Joiners' Company, 1690. Crawforth 7.
WETTER, CHR. see Chr. Vetter. Hamilton 1 & 2.
WETTES, DE Holland?, 1639, MIM Sundial, ivory, 1639 = Spitzer-47 (2806). might be a variant of Wetter or Vetter. Michel 3.
WETTON England, c.1800, MIM Terrestrial Globe = Lempertz 6/14/76. 21 Fleet Street, London. RSW.
WEYDMAN, LUCAS Poland, 1648, MIM Instrument, 1648 = BM. Cracow. Price 3; Ward 4.
WEYER, JOHN Poland, MIM Table Clock = ADL-A11. Danzig. ADL; RSW.
WEYERMAN, J.H. Germany, 1747, MIM Universal Ring Sundial, 1747 = OXF. Ronsdorff. Evans 1; Gunther 2; Michel 3.
WEYGAND, F.J. Holland, c.1816, MIM Terrestrial Globe Gores (attached) = Free Library, Philadelphia, Pa. "Globe artificiel et méchinique à l'usage du Petit Géographer à Amsterdam." Amsterdam; The Hague. Yonge.
WEYK, JACOBUS Holland, 1767, MIM in de Kalverstraat bij de Luciessteeg, Amsterdam. Rooseboom 1.
WEYMAN, DE 1676, NIM Tell-tale Compass, 1676 = Christie 6/7/72. the compass is also marked "int. bos." RSW.
WEYS see Weiss. Zinner 1.
WHALEY England, c.1840, NIM PHIM Octant = D.; Sympiesometer = Soth. 7/19/88; Marine Barometer and Thermometer = Soth.-Bill. 4/21/93. Hartlepool. RSW.
WHEATON, JOSEPH England, c.1717, apprenticed to Edmund Blow in the Joiners' Company on Aug. 6, 1717. Crawforth 7.
WHEATON, SETH USA, 1779, NIM Hadley's Quadrant, 1779 = Richard Bourne Auction 8/9/79. Providence, R.I. RSW.
WHEATSTONE, CHARLES England, 1802-75, physicist; developed an electric telegraph in 1831; invented the stereoscope in 1832; developed the Wheatstone bridge in 1843; many other philosophical instruments. Gloucester; d. Paris. G.L'E. Turner 24; Middleton 1.
WHEELER England, PHIM Aneroid Barometer = La Rochelle 7/16/83. London. RSW.
WHEELER, EDMUND England, OIM Microscopes = D.(1975), Melun 4/24/83. London. RSW.
WHEELER, JOHN England, c.1806, apprenticed to John Browning 1 of the Grocers' Company on June 5, 1806. J. Brown 1.
WHEELER, JOHN H. USA, fl.1825-36, MIM NIM OIM Octants, ebony and ivory = ADL-N55, D.(1983); Marine Compass, dry-card = PEA. T.C.; in the trade card he claimed to be a "real manufacturer" of instruments; Robert Ludlow Shaw may have been his apprentice; succeeded by Addington D. Frye and Robert Ludlow Shaw. 7 Thames (1825); 218 Water (1825-26); 220 Water (1827); 156 and 220 Water (1828); 220 Water (1829-35); 222 Water (1835-38); all in New York, N.Y. Preuss and Treworgy 2; USNM; Coffeen D; ADL; D.J. Warner 10; RSW.
WHEELHOUSE AND BERCINI England, c.1860, PHIM barometer and thermometer makers; succeeded John Cetta. 40 Hatton Garden, London. Goodison 1.
WHIBLIN, JOHN England, fl.1669-76, MIM carpenter; made scales, rules and models. Taylor 1(340); Evans 1.
WHIFORD England, c.1800, MIM Rule, ivory, part of an architect's etui = Soth. 12/15/78. London. RSW.
WHIPP, THOMAS England, c.1834, PHIM Wheel Barometer = X. clockmaker; the barometer is signed "Whipp Rochdale." Yorkshire Street, Rochdale. Goodison 1.
WHIPPLE, SQUIRE USA, 1804-88, MIM SIM made and sold surveying instruments after he moved to Albany, N.Y.; graduated from Union College in 1830. Hardwich, Mass. (1804-); Albany, N.Y. (-1888). Smart 1; USNM.
WHISTON, WILLIAM England, 1667-1752, author; designed several instruments including one called the "Copernicus." Clare College, Cambridge; London. Taylor 1(461) & 2(132).
WHITAKER England, MIM Sector, ivory & brass = ADL-W114. 12 Long Lane, Smithfield, London. ADL; RSW.
WHITALL, HENRY USA, c.1830, MIM produced a "Movable Planisphere of the Heavens." D.J. Warner 6.
WHITBREAD AND SEELING England, c.1830, MIM OIM PHIM 2 King Street, St. Luke's, London. Taylor 2(2039).
WHITBREAD, GEORGE England, fl.1828-50, MIM NIM OIM PHIM Hadley's Quadrant = NMM; Artificial Horizon = NMM (2); Quintants = AMST (2); Octant, ebony = Soth. 6/19/75; Sextant, pocket = Soth. 10/20/75; Sextant, case = Soth. 10/3/88 = Soth.-C 7/25/90. apprenticed in the Spectaclemakers' Company in 1821; free of the Company on July 17, 1828. 11 Exmouth Street, Commercial Road, London. Taylor 2(17410; Court and von Rohr 3(248); Clay and Court; Dewhirst; Mörzer Bruyns 1; RSW.
WHITCOMB, RASSELAS PRINCE USA, 1808-84, MIM SIM Transit Compass = P.C.(1863). fl.1851-78; took Herman Pfister as a partner in the firm "R. Whitcomb and Co"; sold out to Pfister in 1878; 121 Walnut (1851-52); 137 W. 5th (1855); northwest corner of 5th and Plum (1856); southwest corner of 5th and Race (1857-77); 119 W. 5th, Room 6 (1877-78); all in Cincinnati, Ohio. Smart 1.
WHITE England, MIM Analemmatic Sundial = KEN. RSW.
WHITE AND CO. Scotland, c.1850, NIM Sextant = Soth. 3/10/87. Glasgow. RSW.
WHITE, JAMES Scotland, fl.1850-56, MIM NIM OIM PHIM Mining Compasses = D.(1972), D.(1974); Rolling Parallel Rule = D.(1972); Microscope = D.(1976); Altimeter and Aneroid Barometer = Christie-Geneva 11/20/79; Dry Card Compass = Maritime Museum of British Columbia. made instruments for Lord Kelvin; see Kelvin and James White Ltd. 24 Renfield Street (1850-52); 14 Renfield Street (1853-56); both in Glasgow. Bryden 3; Wynter and Turner; Moskowitz 112; USNM; RSW.
WHITE, JOHN 1 England, c.1670, MIM apprenticed to Thomas Loomes of the Clockmakers' Company on Oct. 3, 1663; turned over to Thomas Bagley of the same Company; free of the Company, Oct. 7, 1670; took John Wells 2 as an apprentice. London. J. Brown 3.
WHITE, JOHN 2 England, c.1668, MIM apprenticed to Humphrey Peirce of the Clockmakers' Company on Feb. 8, 1668. J. Brown 3.
WHITE, JOHN 3 England, 1668, admitted as a Brother to the Clockmakers' Company in 1668. J. Brown 3.
WHITE, MR. England, 1661, MIM John Brown 1 reported that White had invented a slide rule; might be John White 3. Taylor 1(407) or (489); J. Brown 3.
WHITE, PEREGRINE USA, 1747-1834, MIM SIM Surveyor's Compasses = P.C.(1957), P.C.(1975), USNM, Old Sturbridge Village, Mass. (2), etc; Protractor with Rule = P.C.; Surveying Instrument = Old Sturbridge Village, Mass. silversmith; clockmaker; instruments are dated from 1774-1834. Woodstock, Conn. Smart 1; Bedini 8; USNM; RSW.
WHITE, PHILIP England, c.1817, apprenticed to John Corless in the Joiners' Company on Oct. 28, 1817. Crawforth 7.
WHITE, S. England, fl.1830-38, NIM see William and S. White. 17 Anchor and Hope Alley, Wapping, London. Taylor 2(2041).
WHITE, SAMUEL England, 1707, NIM compass maker for the Navy. Ratcliff Cross, London. Taylor 1(543).
WHITE, THOMPSON AND CO. Scotland, NIM PHIM Mariner's Compass = Christie 7/5/71; Barometer and Sympiesometer = Soth. 7/19/88. Whyte ? Glasgow. RSW.
WHITE, W. 1 England, 1839, MIM White's Plane Spherical Globe, 1839 = Phillips 9/10/86. a planisphere. 210 Brook Hill, Sheffield. RSW.
WHITE, W. 2 England, c.1845, NIM Octant = Christie-SK 10/23/87. T.C.; "late Northen"; succeeded Richard Northen and Son, c. 1845. 50 Lowgate, Hull. RSW.
WHITE, WILLIAM Ireland, c.1824, OIM 17 Crow Street, Dublin. Morrison-Low and Burnett.
WHITE, WILLIAM SAMUEL England, fl.1830-38, NIM made sextants and quadrants. 17 Anchor and Hope Alley, Wapping, London. Taylor 2(2041).
WHITEAR, T. England, 1770, PHIM Stick Barometer, 1770 = P.C. RSW.
WHITEHEAD England, 19th Century, PHIM Barometer = Phillips 11/16/88. Market Harborough. RSW.
WHITEHEAD, CHARLES England, c.1693, MIM Gunner's Calipers = D.(1997). apprenticed to his father, Richard Whitehead, of the Clockmakers' Company on July 3, 1693; instrument signed "Cha: Whitehead Fec." J. Brown 3; Clifton 1; Coffeen 56.
WHITEHEAD, JAMES England, c.1811, apprenticed to Joseph Fairey of the Grocers' Company on Sept. 5, 1811. J. Brown 1 & 2.
WHITEHEAD, RICHARD England, fl.1671-93, MIM SIM Butterfield-type Sundials = ADL-W203, P.C. (1990), Soth. 11/9/59 & 12/20/28; Sundials, silver = OXF (1671), Barrett Coll.; Circumferentor = WHI. apprenticed to Henry Wynne of the Clockmakers' Company on Oct. 5, 1663; free of the Company, Sept. 29, 1671; took apprentices, including his son, Charles; his name is shown as Charles Whitehead in the apprenticeship papers; worked for George Graham. Gunpowder Alley, Shoe Lane, off Fleet Street, London. Taylor 1(300); J. Brown 3; Robischon; Evans 1; Baillie 1; Dewhirst; J. Evans 1; Clifton 1; ADL; RSW.
WHITEHOUSE 1 England, OIM Telescope = Christie-SK 2/9/84. London. RSW.
WHITEHOUSE 2 England, PHIM Stick Barometer = X. 8 Coventry Street, London. Goodison 1.
WHITEHOUSE 3 England, c.1850, PHIM Stick Barometer = Christie-SK 1/27/89 43 Warwick Street, Pimlico, London. RSW.
WHITEHOUSE, HON. GEORGE LEIGHTON USA, 1797-1887, MIM SIM Surveying Compasses, wood = P.C., D.(1989), P.C., D.(1983); Surveying Compass = P.C.; Magnetic Compass = Gun House, Old Sturbridge Village, Mass. land surveyor. Farmington, N.H. (1824-87). Smart 1; Coffeen C; Moskowitz 132.
WHITEHOUSE, J. England, MIM Protractor = Phillips 6/15/76. RSW.
WHITEHOUSE, JOHN T. England, fl.1830-38, OIM 13 St. John's Lane, London. Taylor 2(2042).
WHITEHOUSE, NATHANIEL England, fl.1825-46, OIM PHIM Telescope = D.(1974); Wheel Barometer = Soth. 7/21/87. 2 Cranbourne Street, Leicester Square; 3 (1) Cross Street, Hatton Garden; 1 Castle Street, Great Newport Street; all in London. Taylor 2(1742); USNM; RSW.
WHITEHOUSE, S. England, fl.1814-16, OIM PHIM made magnets. 3 Green Street, Clerkenwell, London. Taylor 2(1459).
WHITEHURST England, c.1750, PHIM Chemical Balance = LEY. could be James Whitehurst 1 or John Whitehurst 1. Derby. Daumas 1.
WHITEHURST AND SON England, fl.1810-34, PHIM Stick Barometers = Christie 5/5/83, Christie-SK 10/20/89, Phillips 12/12/89; Wheel Barometer = X. John Whitehurst 2 and his son, John Whitehurst 3. 22 Irongate, Derby. Goodison 1; RSW.
WHITEHURST, JAMES England, c.1775, PHIM father of John Whitehurst 2; brother of John Whitehurst 1; clock and barometer maker. Derby. Goodison 1.
WHITEHURST, JOHN 1 England, 1713-88, MIM PHIM Stick Barometer = D.(1977); Angle Barometers, 1749,1768, 1772 = X; Angle Barometer = Hardwick Hall; Angle Barometer, 1772 = Salford City Art Museum (lost0; Wheel Barometers = Luton Hoo, D.(1988), X; Angle Barometer, 1776 = P.C. made F.R.S. in 1779; "Stamper of Money Weights" at the London Mint, 1775; probably succeeded in Derby by his brother, James Whitehurst of Derby and then by his nephew, John Whitehurst 2; clockmaker; made a member of the American Philosphical Society in 1786; friend of James Ferguson 1. 22 Irongate, Derby; 4 Bolt Court, Fleet Street, London (1776-88). Taylor 2(318); Gunther 2; Goodison 1; Symonds; R.J. Morris; DNB; Middleton 1; RSW.
WHITEHURST, JOHN 2 England, 1761-1834, PHIM Wheel Barometers = P.C.(2), Untermyer Coll., P-B 1962; Angle Barometers = OXF, BM, X; Stick Barometer = X; Wind-vane, 1791 = X. see Whitehurst and Son; succeeded his father, James, and later his uncle, John Whitehurst 1; clockmaker; Middleton thought John Whitehurst 1 had made OXF barometer. 22 Irongate, Derby. Goodison 1; MacQuoid and Edwards; Middleton 1.
WHITEHURST, JOHN 3 England, 1788-1855, MIM PHIM son of John Whitehurst 2; partner with his father, 1810-34; clockmaker, also made barometers, thermometers, etc. 22 Irongate; 1 Cherry Street (after 1843); both in Derby. Goodison 1.
WHITELEY, FRANCIS USA, c.1836, MIM Surveying Instrument, No. 147 = P.C. patented a compass quadrant and protractor, Dec. 6, 1836. Standardsville, Va. Smart 1; USNM; RSW.
WHITESCARVER, G.H. USA, c.1850, MIM Protractor with Rule, electrum = D.(1995). signed "G.H. Whitescarver's Calculating Protractor." Coffeen 51.
WHITESCOVER, G.H. USA, patented a quadrant compass. USNM.
WHITFORD, SAMUEL England, fl.1750-72, MIM OIM PHIM barometer and hygrometer maker; probably father of Thomas Whitford; T.C. Archimedes and Three Spectacles, 27 Ludgate Street, London. Taylor 2(549); Goodison 1; Coffeen 41.
WHITFORD, THOMAS England, fl.1743-92, MIM OIM Telescope = D.(1993). apprenticed in 1736; probably related to Samuel Whitford, which see; John Bleuler succeeded him, still at the same address; T.C. 27 Ludgate Street, St. Paul's, London. Taylor 2(549); Calvert 2; Clay and Court; Crawforth 6; Coffeen 41.
WHITING, W.G. England, OIM Telescope, four-draw = D.(1988). 6 Market Street, Manchester. Rinaldi 22.
WHITMORE AND SON England, c.1840, PHIM Wheel Barometer = Phillips 11/16/88. Gold Street, Northampton. RSW.
WHITNEY, JOHN USA, c.1801, MIM OIM succeeded Thomas Whitney, might be his son. 70 South Front Street, Philadelphia, Pa. USNM.
WHITNEY, THOMAS England; USA, fl.1790-1821, MIM OIM SIM Surveyor's Compasses = Chicago Historical Society, D.(1987) (No. 321, 1817), Franklin Institute, P.C., D.(1984) (1818), GUR (1810), P.C. (No. 63, 1810), D.(1994) (1815); Magnetic Compasses = USNM, Winterthur Museum, apprenticed to Samuel Browning 2 in the Grocers' Company on Sept. 5, 1782; free of the Company, Jan. 7, 1790; went to Philadelphia, Pa. before 1798; owned a dividing engine made by George Adams 2; took William J. Young as an apprentice in 1813 until 1820; T.C.(2)(one in 1798); succeeded John Gould. London; 72 South Front (Mr. Gould's); 74 South Front Street; North Sixth Street, continued a little above the Mill Pond; 70 South Front Street; all in Philadelphia, Pa. J. Brown 1; Smart 1; USNM; Bedini 1 & 8; J.A. Bennett 2; Coffeen I; R.W. Miller; Moskowitz 130; Garcelon 33; RSW.
WHITON, ELIJAH USA, 1799-1871, MIM SIM Graphometer, 1824 = GUR; Instrument, No. 33 = Markle Museum, Lafayette College, Easton, Pa. Gurley serviced a surveying compass in 1874. Groton; Hingham; both in Mass. Smart 1; USNM.
WHITSON see Melville, Dundas and Whitson. RSW.
WHITTAKER, THOMAS USA, late 19th Century, MIM Planisphere = D.(1982). 2 and 3 Bible House, New York, N.Y. Coffeen A.
WHITTEMORE, AMOS USA, 1759-1828, received a patent for a "nautical perambulator" in 1796; perhaps a type of patent log. Mass. Bedini 8.
WHITTEN, D.E. USA, c.1850, NIM Mariner's Compass = D.(1971). Boston, Mass. Moskowitz 103.
WHITTON, BENJAMIN England, c.1750, T.C.; copper and brass plate maker. at the Crown in New Street, Shoe Lane, London. Crawforth 1.
WHITWELL, CHARLES England, fl.1590-1611, MIM NIM Quadrant, 1595 = FLO; Astrolabe, 1595 = FLO; Nautical Hemi- spheres = FLO (2); Vertical Sundial with Perpetual Calendar, 1595 = SPI = OXF; Universal Sundial, 1606 = OXF; Astronomical Compendia = NMM (1600), WHI (1604); Diptych Sundial = BM; Drawing Instrument = FLO; Noc- turnal = FLO; Computing Instrument on a Plane Table = WHI; Compass Rose = FLO. apprenticed to Augustine Ryther of the Grocers' Company, Dec. 17, 1582; free of the Company on Nov. 10, 1590; took apprentices; engraver; cartographer; the FLO instruments belonged to Sir Robert Dudley in 1608, the astrolabe is very similar to ADL-M33; the 1593 sundial at OXF was designed by Torporley; also see C.W. (1). see Whitwell, Charles (cont.).
WHITWELL, CHARLES (CONT.) over against Essex House (1597); Without Temple Bar, against St. Clement's Church (1598); both in London. Taylor 1(88); J. Brown 1; Hamilton 1; Price 3; Ward 4; GHP; G.L'E. Turner 26 & 29; A.J. Turner 10; J.A. Bennett 2; Evan 1; Michel 3; Bryden 16; RSW.
WHITWORTH AND CO. England, c.1850, PHIM balance makers; awarded a prize at the Great Exhibition of 1851 in London. London. G.L'E. Turner 24.
WHORLETT, EDWARD England, c.1767, apprenticed to Tycho Wing of the Grocers' Company on Oct. 6, 1767. J. Brown 1.
WHYTE, THOMSON AND CO. Scotland, 19th Century, NIM PHIM Liquid Compass in Binnacle = PMS; Marine Barometer = Christie- SK 11/27/86; Compass and Aneroid Barometer = Christie-SK 4/17/86. Glasgow. RSW.
WHYTOCK Scotland, PHIM Wheel Barometer = X. Dundee. Goodison 1.
WICKINS, JOHN England, c.1672, OIM polished mirrors for Isaac Newton A.J. Turner 10.
WIDDESFIELD USA, OIM Telescope with stand = Campobello Nat'l Monument, New Brunswick, Canada. misreading for Widdifield. Boston, Mass. RSW.
WIDDIFIDD AND CO. misreading for Widdifield and Co. Soth.-PB pre-1980.
WIDDIFIELD AND CO. USA, fl.1847-68, OIM PHIM Stick Barometer = Soth.-PB pre-1980; Telescopes = Eldred 10/11/75, Maria Mitchell Science Library, Nantucket, Mass. Boston, Mass. USNM; RSW.
WIDDIFIELD, D.B. USA, fl.1828-37, MIM OIM see Widdifield and Co.; see Widdesfield. Boston, Mass. USNM; RSW.
WIDDIFIELD, D.B., AND CO. USA, fl.1838-56, MIM OIM see D.B. Widdifield, Widdifield and Co., and Widdesfield. Boston, Mass. USNM.
WIDEMAN, JACOB Germany, c.1650, MIM Table clock = OXF. Augsburg. RSW.
WIDENHAM, R. England, c.1824?, PHIM Stick Barometer = X. clockmaker; the barometer is signed "Widenham Lombard Street, London." Lombard Street, London. Goodison 1; Baillie 1.
WIDERROITER, SIGMUND Germany, 1589, MIM Horizontal Sundial and Calendar, chalk stone, 1589 = MUN. Zinner 1.
WIEDHOLT Germany, 18th Century, MIM Equatorial Table Sundial = DOR. Münster. Zinner 1.
WIEKERA, CS. VAN Holland, 1794, OIM PHIM Hygrometer, 1794 = TEY. Amsterdam. Mörzer Bruyns 2; Rooseboom 1; G.L'E. Turner 7.
WIESEL, JOHANNES Germany, 1583-1660+, OIM Telescope = SKO. the telescope is also marked "I.W.A.O.F."; pupil of and instrument maker to Rheita; microscope maker; Daumas lists him as the father-in-law of Campani; refered to as an instrument maker by Bonami in 1690; variant spellings were Wiselius or Wiseling. Augsburg. Daumas 1 & 6; Dewhirst; Clay and Court; Wynter and Turner; RSW.
WIGGINS see Reynolds and Wiggins. RSW.
WIGGINS, FREDERICK England, 1814-87, NIM PHIM apprenticed to Mrs. Janet Taylor; worked for Imray and Co., c.1835; partner with William Reynolds as Reynolds and Wiggins, c.1840. 102-104 Minories (Mrs. Janet Taylor's address); 102 Minories (c.1835); 82 Minories (c.1840); all in London. Taylor 2(2273).
WIGHT, E. USA, c.1848, PHIM also listed as a machinist. Philadelphia, Pa. USNM.
WIGHTMAN, JOSEPH MILNER USA, fl.1830-61, MIM NIM PHIM Air Pump = D.(1982). Wightman made a self-registering tide-gauge that was used by the U.S. Coast Survey c.1845; partner with Timothy Claxton as Claxton and Wightman; they made philosophical apparatus for schools; he succeeded Claxton. Boston, Mass. D.J. Warner 6; Coffeen B; USNM.
WIGHTMAN, THOMAS USA, c.1800, "Wightman Sculp." appears on the compass cards of wooden surveyor's compasses by John Trundy 1. RSW.
WIGLIUS, D. England, 1626, MIM Sectors = London Museum (1626), P.C. (1988). the sector in the London Museum came with a collection of Cromwelliana. Didcock 1; Brieux 2; RSW.
WIGMORE, T. c.1900, Water Clock (falsely dated 1680) = X. surely the modern work of Pearson Page of Birmingham. RSW.
WIJBRANDTSZN, WIJBE Holland, c.1600, MIM made clocks and astronomical instruments; variant form is Vibrandi from which the name "Vebrandi" on ADL-A111, a fake, was taken. Leeuwarden. Rooseboom 1.
WIJK, C. VAN Holland, 1756, MIM Universal Equatorial Sundial, 1756 = Delft Exhibition of Sundials in 1984 = UTR. Utrecht. de Rijk; RSW.
WIJK, CORNELIS VAN Holland; France, fl.1779-88, MIM NIM OIM PHIM Microscope, 1783 = UTR; Holland Circle, 1785 = UTR; Pneu- matic Pump, 1787 = UTR. Utrecht; Haarlem; Paris. Mörzer bruyns 2; Rooseboom 1; Daumas 1.
WIJK, JACOBUS VAN Holland, fl.c.1750-70, MIM NIM Octant, 1763 = AMST; Azimuth Compass = ROT. Kalverstraat bij de St. Luciessteg, Amsterdam (1767). Mörzer Bruyns 1 & 2; Rooseboom 1.
WIJK, JAN VAN Holland, fl.1759-85, MIM NIM SIM Octants = LEY, P.C., Göteborg Maritime Museum, Schleswig- Holstein Landesmuseum (1785); Surveying Instrument = AMST; Circumferentors = P.C. (2); Holland Circle, 1759 = Christie-SK 11/19/87. Amsterdam. Mörzer Bruyns 1 & 2; Rooseboom 1; RSW.
WIJK, JOHAN VAN Holland, 1655, OIM Huygens reported in 1655 that Jan van Wijk was grinding lenses. Delft. Rooseboom 1; Daumas 1.
WIKBOM, STEN Sweden, 1767, MIM Elvius-type Quadrant, wood and paper, 1767 = NOR. Uppsala. RSW.
WIKKERA, WEDUWE VAN Holland, c.1823, MIM the widow Wikkera; probably the widow of Cs. van Wiekera, which see. Amsterdam. Mörzer Bruyns 2.
WILCKENS, C.O. Germany, PHIM Barometer = Den Gamle By, Aarhus. Altona. RSW.
WILCOX AND COYSGARNE England, NIM Hadley's Quadrant = VNN. Hermitage, London. RSW.
WILCOX, J. England, pre-1731, MIM made? and sold Gunter's quadrants. at the Green Dragon in Little Britain, London. Leadbetter.
WILDBOARE, TOBIAS England, c.1683, MIM Triangular Quadrant, wood = KEN. London. Taylor 1(432); Calvert 3.
WILDER USA, PHIM Thermometer = Vermont Historical Society. Troy, New York, N.Y. USNM.
WILDER, CHARLES USA, c.1860, PHIM Stick Barometers = MYS, USNM, P.C. "Woodruff's patent, 1860." Peterboro, New Hampshire. USNM; Middleton 1; RSW.
WILDPRET, JACOB Austria, 1738, MIM SIM made astrolabes, quadrants, compasses, surveying instruments, etc. Lothringen; Vienna. Michel 14.
WILHELM VON HIRSAU Germany, fl.1071-91, MIM Astronomical Teaching Device, stone = Ulrichmuseum, Regensberg. Hirsau. Zinner 1.
WILKENS, JOHN England, 1614-72, John Evelyn stated that Wilkens devised instruments. Chester; Oxford. Taylor 1(181).
WILKES, THOMAS see Thomas Wilks. Taylor 2(425).
WILKINS, JOHN England, fl.1851-52, PHIM barometer and thermometer maker. 1 Cropley Street, Hoxton. Goodison 1.
WILKINSON England, c.1824, NIM Sextant = X. London. USNM.
WILKINSON AND SONS England, c.1830, NIM Quadrant = D.(1971). London. Moskowitz 103.
WILKINSON, ANTHONY England, fl.1774-82, PHIM Money Balances = Christie-SK 7/10/80, Christie 3/31/83, Phillips 9/10/86, Versailles 11/20/83, Soth. 4/16/56, Koller 11/17/75, D.(1985), etc. invented the folding gold balance c.1775; succeeded by Stephen Houghton and Son. Kirkby; Ormskirk. Taylor 2(1057); Coffeen 9; G.L'E. Turner 24; RSW.
WILKINSON, JOHN England, c.1830, OIM Telescope, single-draw = Phillips 1/30/84. the telescope is signed "J. Wilkinson." 54 Briggate, Leeds. Taylor 2(2044); RSW.
WILKINSON, THOMAS England, c.1643, devised an instrument similar in principle to an astrolabe and printed it in his almanac. Northampton. Taylor 1(207).
WILKS, I. England, MIM Horary Quadrant = Aubury Coll. = OXF. RSW.
WILKS, THOMAS England, fl.1725-47, MIM Sundial = OXF; Sundial, 1725 = Christie 12/12/72 Evans states that Wilks made a geared sundial for Lord Lichfield. Pebworth. Taylor 2(425); Evans 1; Michel 3; RSW.
WILL, JOHANN Germany, fl.1731-50, MIM Astronomical Clock, 1750 = DEU; Sundial, octagonal = KEN. Heidelberg. Zinner 1.
WILL, JOHN England, 1757, MIM Rowley published "A treatise containing a description and use of a curious quadrant made by John Will", London, 1757. USNM.
WILLANS, THOMAS England, c.1739, apprenticed to Robert Scott 1 of the Grocers' Company, on July 25, 1739. J. Brown 1.
WILLARD, AARON, JR. USA, 1786-1864, MIM Orrery, 1821 = West Chester County Historical Society, Pa. author; clockmaker; made orrery invented by John Locke and a cometarium invented by James Dean. Boston, Mass. D.J. Warner 6; Bedini 8; USNM; RSW.
WILLARD, ALEXANDER TARBELL USA, 1774-1850, MIM SIM Surveyor's Compass = New Ipswich Historical Society, N.H. clockmaker; also made theodolites etc. Ashburnham (1774-1800); Ashby (1800-50); both in Mass. Smart 1.
WILLARD, NICHOLAS England, 1759, MIM Slide Rule, 1759 = P.C. signed "Nick Willard 1759"; deputy searcher for the Excise. Delehar 9.
WILLATS England, PHIM Wheel Barometer = X. probably Benjamin, Richard or Thomas Willats, which see. Goodison 1.
WILLATS, BENJAMIN England, c.1849, PHIM barometer and thermometer maker. 55 Bartholomew Close, London. Goodison 1.
WILLATS, RICHARD England, fl.1850-60, OIM PHIM barometer and thermometer maker; partner with Thomas Willats as Thomas and Richard Willats (1850-53). 98 Cheapside (1850); 28 Ironmonger lane (1851-56); 2 Church Lane, Homerton (1857-60); all in London.
WILLATS, THOMAS England, fl.pre-1850-53, MIM OIM PHIM Stick Barometer = X. the barometer is signed "T. Willats"; see Thomas and Richard Willats. London. Goodison 1.
WILLATS, THOMAS AND RICHARD England, fl.1850-53, MIM OIM PHIM barometer and thermometer makers. 98 Cheapside (1850); 28 Ironmonger Lane (1851-53); both in London. Goodison 1.
WILLCOX, WALTON England, fl.1772-83, MIM apprenticed to John Urings 2 of the Joiners' Company on Sept. 3, 1765; free of the Company, Nov. 3, 1772; took apprentices; Richard Lekeux was turned over to him, Aug. 22, 1775, from Thomas Ripley 1 of the Grocers' Company. Hermitage, London. J. Brown 1; Crawforth 7.
WILLDEY, GEORGE England, fl.1702-37, OIM apprenticed to John Yarwell in the Spectaclemakers' Company in 1695; free of the Company, March 26, 1702; Master of the Company in 1722 and 1733; took apprentices of both sexes; partner with Timothy Brandreth, 1707-10; partner with Charles Price 1, 1710-13; published and sold maps. at the Archimedes and Globe in Ludgate Street, the corner next to St. Paul's (1707-09); at the Archimedes and Globe next the Dog Tavern (1709-13); and at the Archimedes and Globe over against the Royal Exchange in Cornhill (1711-13); at the Print Shop the corner of Ludgate Street next St. Paul's and at his Spectacle and Toy Shop next the Dog Tavern in the same street (1718-37); the West end of St. Paul's; all in London. see Willdey, George (cont.)
WILLDEY, GEORGE (CONT.) Taylor 1(498) & 2(134); Tyacke 1; Crawforth 1 & 7; Court and von Rohr 3(70); Evans 1; Robischon; Clay and Court.
WILLDEY, THOMAS England, fl.1739-48, MIM OIM son of and successor to George Willdey; apprenticed in the Spectaclemakers' Company in 1732; free of the Company on Oct. 4, 1739, by Patrimony. Ludgate Street, London. Taylor 2(319); Court and von Rohr 3(134); Crawforth 6; Robischon.
WILLEBRAND, JOHANN Germany, fl.1682-1720, MIM Calendars = P.C., Frankfort Gewerbe Museum; Pedometers = AUG, ADL-M228; Mechanical Equatorial Sundials = OXF (2), AUG, HAK, KAS, LIE, PAM; Globe Sundial = WHI; Universal Ring Sundials = ADL-A95, ADL-DPW5, ADL-W85, AUG, OXF, BM, SAL, VIE; made many beautiful Augsburg-type sundials which may be found in most of the principal museums, one of the ones at WHI has a cam. he was one of the most accomplished instument makers of his time; step-brother of Johann Martin; probably the father of Johann Martin Willebrand. Augsburg. Zinner 1; Price 3; Ward 4; Bobinger 2; Engelmann 1; Michel 3; Monreal; Maddison 1; Hamilton 1 & 2; Wynter; USNM; Abeler 1; Bryden 16; Syndram; Coffeen 46; ADL; RSW.
WILLEBRAND, JOHANN MARTIN Germany, fl.1720-26, MIM Universal Ring Sundials = NMM, INN, STU; Equatorial Sundials = BEK, MUN; Augsburg-type Sundials = AUG (4), Evans Coll., etc; Crescent Sundial = AUG. probably the son of Johann Willebrand; Willebrand made a miniature Augsburg-type sundial in gold to fit the back of a pocket watch by Nicholas Della at TIM. Augsburg. Zinner 1; Bobinger 2; NMM 2; Evans 1; Syndram; RSW.
WILLEMSZ., CORNELIS, JR. Germany, 1716-90, NIM Octants = KRO, Schleswig-Holstein Landesmuseum. Föhr, Schleswig-Holstein. Mörzer Bruyns 2.
WILLET AND JEWEL England, c.1825, OIM Microscope = D.(1973). West Street, Gravesend, London. Moskowitz 107.
WILLEVAUX, P. PETRUS FRAN:US DE France?, 1703, OIM Telescope, parchment, 1703 = ADL-M430. "P. Petrus Frañ:us de Willevaux; also marked "Sacerdus Capuccinus Fecit Anno. 1703." Engelmann 1; ADL; RSW.
WILLHELIM see Haase and Willhelim. RSW.
WILLIAMS 1 England, c.1835, NIM Octant, ebony and ivory = D.(1987). London. RSW.
WILLIAMS 2 England, PHIM Wheel Barometer = x. Goodison 1.
WILLIAMS 3 USA, PHIM see Safford and Williams. USNM.
WILLIAMS AND HAYDON England, 19th Century, PHIM Wheel Barometer = Christie-SK 9/11/86. London. RSW.
WILLIAMS, DAVID USA, c.1780, PHIM Stick Barometer = Newport Historical Society, R.I. clockmaker. Newport, R.I. Newport Historical Society Bulletin, Vol. 45 # 1; RSW.
WILLIAMS, ED. England, c.1770, MIM Sundial in watch lid = OXF. RSW.
WILLIAMS, GEORGE England, c.1828, MIM apprenticed to Benjamin Mansfield in the Grocers' Company, Feb. 7, 1828. J. Brown 2.
WILLIAMS, J.F. England, 1832, NIM Marine Compass, 1832 = National Museum of Canada; Octant, ebony = Christie 7/28/70. 63 Broadquay, facing the Sun Dial, Bristol. Bryden 9; USNM.
WILLIAMS, RICE England, PHIM Barometer = X. Somerset House, by the New Church, Strand, London. Goodison 1.
WILLIAMS, SAMUEL PORTER USA, 1807-77, may have been a partner in Young and Co. was partner in Young, Smith and Co. by 1837-43;apparently worked alone as a dealer in hardware from then on. 4 Maiden Lane (1837-43); 17 Maiden Lane (1844-45); 19 Maiden Lane (1846-49); 74 Broadway (1850); 29 Maiden Lane; 15 John Street (1875); all in New York, N.Y. Smart 1.
WILLIAMS, T.J. England, NIM Sextant, lattice framed = Christie-SK 4/14/89. chronometer maker and optican; sextant signed "T. Williams" plus address. Bute Dock, Cardiff. RSW.
WILLIAMS, THOMAS 1 England, apprenticed to Thomas Brown 1 in the Joiners' Company, June 25, 1627. Crawforth 7.
WILLIAMS, THOMAS 2 England, MIM "late apprentice and successor to Mr. Harrison dec'd"; T.C. J. Collins 1.
WILLIAMS, W. England, PHIM Wheel Barometer = X. Devonport. Goodison 1.
WILLIAMS, W.R. England, c.1825, NIM PHIM Sextants = Phillips 4/20/83, Soth. 5/11/23, MYS, Philadelphia Maritime Museum, Pa.; Stick Barometer = MYS; Octant = MYS. 9 Dock Street, Newport, Monmouthshire. RSW.
WILLIAMS, WILLIAM 1 USA, 1738-92, MIM NIM OIM PHIM SIM Backstaff, 1768 = PEA. succeeded by Samuel Thaxter who married Williams' niece, and may have been his apprentice; advertised nautical compasses, Boston, 1770. King Street, two doors east of the Sign of Admiral Vernon, near the Head of Long Wharf, Boston, Mass; the Mathematical Shop, next door to Major Read's, opposite the Town House, Marblehead, Mass. (1774); Boston, Mass. Bedini 1 & 8; Brewington 1; J.A. Bennett 2; Price 2; USNM; D.J. Warner 8, 10 and 12; RSW.
WILLIAMS, WILLIAM 2 England, c.1850, PHIM Balances = D.(1976), Soth.-C 9/22/83. T.C. 71 Cannon Street and 4 Alschurch Yard; both in London. RSW.
WILLIAMS, WILLIAM 3 England, c.1801, MIM free in the Coopers' Company; reported on Thomas Bourne of the Joiners' Company with Michael Dancer of the Joiners' Company in 1801. London. Crawforth 7.
WILLIAMS, WILLIAM PAYNE England, c.1825, MIM apprenticed to Joseph Fairey in the Grocers' Company, Oct. 6, 1825. J. Brown 2.
WILLIAMS, WILLIAM, AND SONS England, c.1860, PHIM William Williams (2) and Sons; balance makers; T.C. 127 Cannon Road and 4 Alschurch Yard; both in London E.C. RSW.
WILLIAMSON, JOHN England, c.1777, watchmaker; noted as a mechanic a mathematician and a chemist. Cumberland. Bryden 9.
WILLIAMSON, ROBERT England, fl.1766-69, stationer and dealer in optical, philosophical, mathematical and musical instruments. Near the Exchange, Castle Street, Liverpool. Bryden 9.
WILLING, A., AND CO. England, c.1840, NIM Sextants = DOR, D.(1976). West Hartlepool. RSW.
WILLINGTON England, NIM Sextant = Soth. 3/24/1834. misreading for Wellington? RSW.
WILLIS, ARTHUR USA?, 1674, MIM Plotting Rule, 1674 = Connecticut Historical Society, Hartford. Price thought it might have come from Sutton's workshop. Bedini 1 & 8; Price 2; USNM.
WILLIS, ROBERT England, c.1830, MIM Odontograph = OXF. invented an odontograph; F.R.S. Taylor 2(2046).
WILLSMERE, JESSE England, c.1827, MIM PHIM apprenticed to James Gardner in the Grocers' Company on March 1, 1827. 2 Gloucester Terrace, London. Taylor 2(2275); J. Brown 2.
WILLSON see Wilson. J. Brown 3.
WILLSON AND DIXEY England, c.1800, MIM OIM Telescope, pocket = Christie 4/3/85. marked "late Appre to J. Ramsden"; T.C. 9 Wardrobe Place, Doctors Commons, London. Crawforth 1; RSW.
WILLSON, GEORGE England, fl.1810-25, OIM Telescopes = D.(1974), Christie-SK 11/15/79, Soth. 7/23/87. "working optician" in directory; telescopes usually signed "G. Willson London." 44 Kirby Street, Hatton Garden, London. RSW.
WILLSON, JOHN England, c.1772, MIM apprenticed to Joseph Hill in the Grocers' Company on June 4, 1765; free of the Company, July 7, 1772. J. Brown 1.
WILMOT, GEORGE England, fl.1844-46, PHIM barometer maker. 46 Gee Street (1844); 14 Willow Row, Gee Street (1845-46); both in London. Goodison 1.
WILS, PIETER Holland, 1670, MIM Nocturnal with Lansberg-type Quadrant, 1670 = DRE; Astronomical Compendium, 1670 = WHI. Haarlem. Rooseboom 1; Zinner 1; Bryden 16; RSW.
WILSON 1 see Christie and Wilson. RSW.
WILSON 2 see Norie and Wilson. RSW.
WILSON 3 USA, 1850, MIM Celestial Globe, 1850 = D.(1988); Pair of Globes = Norwich University, Conn. probably James Wilson. Albany, N.Y. Rinaldi 22; Price 2; RSW.
WILSON 4 England, OIM Telescope = Soth. 6/21/76. possibly Jac. Wilson, which see. RSW.
WILSON AND GILLIE England, 1893-1900, NIM Sextants = D.(1971). certificates dated 1893 and 1900. Quay, North Shields. RSW.
WILSON AND SON England, PHIM Wheel Barometer = X. London. Goodison 1.
WILSON'S AND CO. USA, fl.1820-22, MIM Pair of Globes = Cranbrook Institute of Science, Michigan. James Wilson 3. Albany, N.Y. USNM.
WILSON, ALEXANDER England, 1714-86, invented the use of glass beads to measure specific gravity. G.L'E. Turner 24.
WILSON, C. England, c.1850, NIM Quadrants, ebony and ivory = SUN, D.(1976). "late Norie and Wilson". London. Rinaldi 2; RSW.
WILSON, DAVID USA, pre-1833, MIM partner with his father, James Wilson 3, and his brothers, Samuel and John Wilson; globe makers; business closed in 1833. Albany, N.Y. Bedini 8.
WILSON, G. England, PHIM Stick Barometer = Christie-SK 4/17/86. 4 Kirby Street, Hatton Garden, London. RSW.
WILSON, GEORGE 1 England, c.1825, NIM Binnacle = D.(1955). 20 Glasshouse Street, Picadilly Circus, London. RSW.
WILSON, GEORGE 2 England, c.1838, MIM 25 Merlin Place, Wilmington Square, London. Taylor 2(2276).
WILSON, GEORGE W. USA, 1821-1910, MIM OIM SIM Surveying Cross = GUR; Transit, 1886 = D.(1971); Wye Level = D.(1970). Bradford, Vt.; Concord, N.H. (1864-1901). Smart 1; Moskowitz 103; USNM.
WILSON, HUGH Scotland, MIM Sundial = Fenwick, near Falkirk. Gatty.
WILSON, J. 1 England, PHIM Wheel Barometer = X. Folkestone. Goodison 1.
WILSON, J. 2 England, PHIM Wheel Barometer = X. Stamford. Goodison 1.
WILSON, J., AND SONS USA, fl.1825-30, MIM Celestial Globes, 1826 = Dukes County Historical Society, Edgartown, Mass., P.C.(1973); Terrestrial Globes, 1828 = Dukes County Historical Society, Edgartown, Mass., P.C. (1973); Celestial Globe, 1831 = Nat'l Geographic Society. James Wilson 3 and his sons, David, Samuel and John (3). Albany, N.Y. USNM; RSW.
WILSON, J.G. USA, c.1830, "J.G. Wilson patent" appears on a wooden square made by Belcher Brothers. RSW.
WILSON, J.J. England, c.1850, PHIM Stick Barometer = Christie-SK 2/26/88. 19 Hudson Road, Sunderland. RSW.
WILSON, JAC. England, pre-1731, OIM Telescope, wood = OXF. Orrery Coll; may be James Wilson 1 or , less likely, James Wilson 2. London. A.J. Turner 10; RSW.
WILSON, JAMES 1 England, fl.1665-1723, MIM OIM Telescope, reflecting = OXF; Microscope = OXF. author; developed the screw-barrel microscope in England; a microscope at KEN, signed "I.W." (6) is by this maker. at the Sign of the Willow Tree, in Cross Street, Hatton Garden, London. Taylor 1(450) & 2(137); Clay and Court; Dewhirst; Daumas 1.
WILSON, JAMES 2 England, fl.1723-59, MIM apprenticed to John Sedley of the Clockmakers' Company on Jan. 19, 1707; turned over to Cuthbert Lee of the same Company; free of the Company July 1, 1723; took apprentices. J. Brown 3.
WILSON, JAMES 3 USA, 1763-1855, MIM Pairs of Globes = New Hampshire Historical Society, Concord, N.H., D.(1982); Terrestrial Globes = Houghton Library, Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass., USNM (1811). the first American globemaker, 1799; Wilson sold his first globes in 1809; dated ones range 1809-45; by 1815 the factory was in Albany, N.Y.; the firm became "J. Wilson and Sons" when his sons, Samuel, John, and David Wilson joined as partners; the direction of the business was turned over to Cyrus Lancaster, his son-in-law, after 1833; made a planetarium in 1846. Bradford, Vt.; Albany, N.Y. Bedini 1 & 8; Yonge; USNM; D.J. Warner 6; RSW.
WILSON, JAMES AND SONS USA, fl.1826-33, MIM James Wilson 3 and his sons, Samuel, David and John (3) Wilson. Albany, N.Y. USNM.
WILSON, JOHN 1 England, fl.1714-59, MIM apprenticed to Richard Glynne of the Clockmakers' Company on Aug. 4, 1707; free of the Company, Jan. 17, 1715; took apprentices. King's Head Court, Holborn, London. J. Brown 1 and 3; Robischon.
WILSON, JOHN 2 England, fl.1816-41, PHIM Wheel Barometer = X. watchmaker. Peterborough (1816); Narrow Bridge Street; Peterborough (1830-41). Goodison 1.
WILSON, JOHN 3 USA, d.1833, MIM globe maker; partner with his father, James Wilson 3 and his brothers, Samuel and David Wilson. Albany, N.Y. Bedini 8.
WILSON, JOHN 4 England, 19th Century, PHIM Wheel Barometer = K. and C. 12/12/73. Appleby. RSW.
WILSON, SAMUEL USA, d.1833, MIM globe maker; partner with his father, James Wilson (3) and his brothers, John and David. Albany, N.Y. Bedini 8.
WILSON, T. England, c.1780, MIM Gunter's Rule, boxwood = ADL-A247. marked "Navigtion Scale - improved by B. Donn." First name "Thomas". London. ADL; RSW. WEBDB
WILSON, W.W. USA, MIM Garden Sundial = P.C. Pittsburgh, Pa. Price 2 (1965).
WILSON, WARDEN AND CO. England, PHIM Barograph = Bearnes 12/6/71. London. RSW.
WILSON, WILLIAM England, c.1663, MIM Vertical Sundial = Moat House, Sutton Coldfield, Warwick. assistant to Christopher Wren. Gatty.
WILTON, WILLIAM 1 England, 18th Century, MIM NIM apprenticed to Jonathan Eade in the Merchant Taylors' Company; partner with Eade and Allen, as Eade, Wilton and Allen. London. Crawforth 8; RSW.
WILTON, WILLIAM 2 England, fl.1825-66, MIM NIM SIM Surveying Instrument = Soth. 1/22/73; Miner's Level = OXF; Full Protractor = D.(1982); Dip Circle = Pannett Park Museum, Whitby; Theodolite = D.(1982). T.C.; showed in the Great Exhibition of 1851 in London; clockmaker; succeeded by E.T. Newton in St. Day and also by A. Jeffery in Cambourne. St. Day and Cambourne, Cornwall. Taylor 2(1246); Coffeen B; Bryden 9; Crawforth 1 & 4; H.M. Brown; G.L'E. Turner 24; RSW.
WIMBEE, N. England, PHIM Wheel Barometer = X. Jersey. Goodison 1.
WIMHURST, JAMES England, 1799-1886, PHIM Electrostatic Machine = D.; Electrical Machine, belt-driven = Royal Institution. the Wimhurst Machine was invented c.1882; F.R.S. Moskowitz 104; RSW.
WIN see Wynne. Goodison 1.
WINCH, W. England, c.1700, name marked on a quadrant signed by John Rowley; Taylor and Wilson stated that Rowley might have been Winch's apprentice, while other sources give Joseph Howe as Rowley's master; it is likely that Winch was the owner of the quadrant. Taylor and Wilson.
WINCKFIELD, EDWARD England, c.1629, apprenticed to Elias Allen of the Grocers' Company on Sept. 29, 1629. J. Brown 1.
WINCKLER, JOHANN Germany, 1703-70, made improvements to electrical machines. A.J. Turner 10.
WINDRED see Moss and Windred. Taylor 2(2188).
WINEMAN England, PHIM Wheel Barometer = X. Plymouth. Goodison 1.
WINEMAN, MOSES England, c.1830, OIM 38 Butcher Street, Portsea. Taylor 2(2047).
WINFIELD, ROBERT WALKER England, fl.1829-60, PHIM Postal Balance = P.C. Birmingham. G.L'E. Turner 24.
WING, JOHN England, c.1673-1715, MIM made sundials; designed a portable plane table. Pickworth, County Rutland. Taylor 1(396).
WING, TYCHO England, 1726-76, MIM NIM OIM PHIM apprenticed to Thomas Heath 1 in the Grocers' Company on May 27, 1741; free of the Company, Sept. 5, 1751; became Heath's partner and son-in-law c.1751; the firm continued as Heath and Wing untill 1773; see Heath and Wing. the Strand, London. Taylor 2(320); J. Brown 1.
WINGFIELD, JOHN England, fl.1669-71, MIM instrument maker?; see I.W. (1). against St. Olaf's Church in Crutched Friars, London. Taylor 1(341).
WINKEL, R. Germany, OIM Microscope = Phillips 2/22/77. RSW.
WINKLER, G. Germany, c.1740, MIM Augsburg-type Sundial = Drecker Coll. = DPW; Plane Table with Compass = DPW; Sundial = FIN-213. Berlin. Zinner 1; RSW.
WINKLER, GEORGE Austria, c.1821, developed a type of barometer. Middleton 1.
WINNE, HENRY England, MIM Universal Ring Sundials = D., USNM. Henry Wynne? Brieux 2; USNM.
WINSLOW, SETH E. USA, c.1840, PHIM Balance = USNM. the balance was patented by Winslow in 1840. Philadelphia, Pa. USNM.
WINSOR AND NEWTON England, c.1850?, MIM Drawing Instrument Set = D.(pre-1982). London. Coffeen I.
WINTER, CHRISTIAN FRIEDRICH Germany, 1696-1753, MIM Universal Ring Sundial = P.C.(1903); Equatorial Sundials = MUN, OXF, KAS; Augsburg-type Sundial = MUN. goldsmith. Augsburg. Zinner 1; Bobinger 2; Evans 1; Michel 3; Abeler 1; RSW.
WINTER, J.B. England, c.1840, MIM OIM Protractor = Versailles 4/17/83. probably T.B. Winter. Newcastle-on-Tyne. RSW.
WINTER, J.F. Germany, 1750, MIM Equatorial Sundials = KAS (1750), OXF (1750), MUN. compassmaker. Augsburg. Zinner 1; Bobinger 2.
WINTER, T.B. England, fl.1857-78, MIM NIM OIM PHIM SIM Garden Sundial = Wallington Museum, Northumberland; Clock and Barometer = Crayside, Rothbury, Northumberland; Sympiesometer # 2811 = Soth. 10/22/88; Level = Christie-SK 4/17/86; Surveyor's Compasses = ADL-A185, D.(1983), DPW; Sextants, miniature = D.(1983), D.(1988); Full Protractor = ADL-N48; Stick Barometers = Soth.1/19/73, Phillips 12/12/89. T.C.; "Winter late Cail." 21 Grey Street; 27 Grey Street; 55 Grey Street, corner of High Bridge; all in Newcastle-upon-Tyne. Crawforth 1; Rinaldi 22; Coffeen C; ADL; RSW.
WINTER, T.B., AND SON England, c.1860, PHIM Barograph = Soth.-WS 6/21/80; Air Meter = Christie-SK 7/10/80; mining dial plate = PC. Newcastle-on-Tyne. RSW; WEBDB.
WINTER, THOMAS 1 England, fl.1797-1810, OIM 6 Brewer Street, Golden Square, London. Taylor 2(1060).
WINTER, THOMAS 2 England, c.1810, MIM apprenticed in 1810. Clay and Court.
WINTER, THOMAS 3 England, c.1830, MIM OIM PHIM may be the same as Thomas Winter 4. 4 Ebenezer Place, Commercial Road, Limehouse, London. Taylor 2(2048).
WINTER, THOMAS 4 England, fl.1830-46, MIM OIM PHIM Instrument = WHI. 9 Wells Street, Oxford Street; 5 Market Street, Oxford Street; both in London. Taylor 2(2049).
WINTERHALDER, J. England, c.1830, PHIM Wheel Barometers = X, Phillips 4/20/83. Bishopsgate without, London. Goodison 1.
WINTHROP, JAMES USA, c.1786, PHIM Barometer = X. Middleton 1.
WINWOOD, DANIEL England, PHIM Stick Barometer = X. Goodison 1.
WISBERG, C.H. PHIM Air Pump Frame = NOR. RSW.
WISE England, PHIM Stick Barometer = X. Goodison 1.
WISE, J. England, c.1900, NIM Octant = Ineichen 10/20/75. Hull. RSW.
WISELING, JOHN see Johannes Weisel. Dewhirst.
WISELIUS Germany, pre-1690, see Johannes Weisel. Clay and Court.
WISEMAN England,MIM Rule, wood, square, four-foot = RSM. 81 ----------Road, London. RSW.
WISENPAITNER, GEORG IGNATIUS Germany, 1776, MIM OIM Telescope, 1776 = NUR; Mechanical Equatorial Sundial = BM. Eichstätt. Zinner 1; Price 3; Ward 4.
WISENPAITNER, JOHANN ANTON Germany, 1782, MIM Mechanical Equatorial Sundials = WUR, ROU; Pedometers = DEU, OXF (1782); Atwood Machine = DEU; Elasticity Law Machine = DEU. Eichstätt. Zinner 1; Michel 3.
WISKER England, c.1800, PHIM Stick Barometers = Christie-SK 4/17/86, X(3); Wheel Barometer = X. York. Goodison 1; RSW.
WISKER, ELIZABETH England, fl.1822-27, PHIM barometer maker; widow of John Wisker; succeeded him and took their son, Matthias, into the firm. Spurriergate, York. Goodison 1.
WISKER, J.T.R. England, c.1860, PHIM Wheel Barometer = X. the barometer is signed "J. Wisker York." 13 Spurriergate, York. Goodison 1.
WISKER, JOHN England, fl.1804-22, MIM PHIM Stick Barometer = X; Garden Sundial = D.(1975). succeeded his father, Matthew Wisker; was succeeded by his widow and his son, Elizabeth and Matthias Wisker. Spurriergate, York. Goodison 1; Wynter 2; RSW.
WISKER, MATTHEW England, fl.1777-1804, PHIM Stick Barometer = X. succeeded Berry, an optician; succeeded by his son, John Wisker. Spurriergate, York. Goodison 1.
WISKER, MATTHIAS England, fl.1822-51, OIM PHIM with his mother, Elizabeth Wisker, he succeeded his father, John Wisker; he worked with his mother from 1822 to 1827; he worked alone from 1827 to 1851. Spurriergate (1822-29); 13 Spurriergate (1830-51); both in York. Taylor 2(2050); Goodison 1.
WISSKEMANN, LUDWIG Germany, fl.1800-11, MIM OIM PHIM made microscopes, telescopes and pumps; took Friedrich Wilhelm Schiek as an apprentice from 1808 to 1811; "Court Optician and Mechanic." Philippsthal. Weil and Baden.
WISSLER USA, c.1880, MIM SIM Wye level = GUR. St. Louis, Mo. Moskowitz 104; USNM.
WISTHOFF, JOHAN misreading for J. Wüsthof. RSW.
WITHAM, NATHANIEL England, fl.1713-20, MIM Garden Sundial = Ripple Churchyard, Gloucestershire; Universal Ring Sundials = NMM-D223, Christie-SK 4/17/86; Sundial, gilt-brass = Soth. 11/9/59; Ring Sundial = NMM-Caird; Magnetic Compass = KEN. Chancery Lane, London. Taylor 1(568) & 2(140); Gatty; RSW.
WITHERING, WILLIAM England, 1741-99, author; designed a folding botanical microscope. Clay and Court; Wynter and Turner; Dewhirst.
WITHERSPOON see Holland and Witherspoon. Goodison 1.
WITHNOLL England, see Wood and Withnoll. Delehar 2.
WITHNOLL, T. England, c.1767, see Frost and Withnoll; Bryden lists him as William Withnoll. Birmingham. Taylor 2(591); Bryden 9.
WITHNOLL, WILLIAM England, c.1777, MIM see Frost and Withnoll; rule makers; Taylor lists him as T. Withnoll. 20 Anne Street, on Mount Pleasant, Birmingham. Bryden 9; Taylor 2(591) & (671a).
WITJE, JOHANNES Holland, c.1760, MIM Amsterdam. Rooseboom 1.
WITT, SIMEON DE Holland?, 1780, MIM Astrolabe, paper, 1780 = USNM (Archives). for latitude 41° north. USNM.
WITTEVEEN, SYBRAND Holland, 1793, NIM Crown Compass, 1793 = USNM. Amsterdam. Mörzer Bruyns 2; USNM.
WOLF England, PHIM Stick Barometer in gimbals = New Bedford Whaling Museum, New Bedford, Mass. Castle Street, Liverpool. RSW.
WOLF, ANDREAS Germany, fl.1750-1800, MIM SIM Surveying Instrument = NUR. Munich. Evans 1.
WOLF, CARTEN Germany?, 1775, NIM Hadley's Quadrant, 1775 = DEU. RSW.
WOLF, DIRK DE Holland, c.1742, NIM Mariner's Compass = Frisian Maritime Museum, Leeuwarden. Buitenkant, Amsterdam (1742). Mörzer Bruyns 2.
WOLF, EZEKIEL England, c.1854, PHIM barometer maker. 206 Sherlock Street, Birmingham. Goodison 1.
WOLF, JOHANN Germany, c.1625, MIM SIM Alidade = USNM. Ulm. USNM.
WOLFE AND CLARK'S USA, c.1870, OIM Telescopes = St. Genévieve Museum, Missouri, D.(1989). the telescope in the St. Genévieve Museum is said to have been used to watch the race between the Natchez and the Robert E. Lee in 1870. New York, N.Y. Moskowitz 132; RSW.
WOLFE, JOHN England, c.1729, MIM apprenticed to Edward Preston in the Clockmakers' Company; turned over to William Bennett of the same Company; free of the Company on Jan. 20, 1729. London. J. Brown 3.
WOLFF, HEINRICH A. Germany, 1770, MIM Polyhedral Sundial, 1770 = KAS. the dial is also marked "H.A.W." Lübke; RSW.
WOLLASTON, WILLIAM HYDE England, 1766-1828, devised a logarithmic slide rule for chemical equivalents in 1814, made by William Cary; designed a goniometer in 1809; invented a form of camera lucida in 1806; first to produce a doublet lens. G.L'E. Turner 24; Multhauf -; Clay and Court; Delehar 9.
WOLLER England, c.1825, PHIM Stick Barometer = D.(1975); Wheel Barometer = D.(1997). could be either Charles or Matthew Woller. Birmingham. ATG 3/29/97; RSW.
WOLLER, CHARLES England, fl.1839-58, PHIM Stick Barometer = X. 63 Edgbaston Street, Birmingham. Goodison 1.
WOLLER, MATTHEW England, fl.1809-17, PHIM Wheel Barometers = X, Christie-SK 11/27/86; Stick Barometer = X. T.C.; clock and watch maker. 51 Edgbaston Street, Birmingham. Goodison 1; Crawforth 1; RSW.
WOLMESLEY, JOHN England, c.1715, MIM George Sparkes was turned over to Wolmesley by Edmund Culpeper 1 of the Grocers' Company on Sept. 21, 1715. J. Brown 1.
WOLRICHE, CARYE England, c.1608, apprenticed to Charles Whitwell of the Grocers' Company on June 24, 1608. J. Brown 1.
WOLSCHOTGESWORE, J.F. Holland, 1750, PHIM Balance, 1750 = DPW. "J.F. Wolscholgeswore ycker van haere maiestyt munten en Balancan." RSW.
WOLTHUYSEN, HENDRIK Holland, d.1797, NIM compass-maker. Foelistraat 20/21, Amsterdam. Mörzer Bruyns 2; Rooseboom 1.
WOOD 1 England, NIM OIM Octants, ebony = Christie-SK 11/15/79; D.(1976); Telescope = MYS. could be Benjamin or Benjamin J. Wood. Liverpool. RSW.
WOOD 2 see Horne, Thornthwaite and Wood. Taylor 2(2196a).
WOOD AND CO. England, c.1800, OIM near the Mermaid, Hackney, London. Taylor 2(1247).
WOOD AND LORT England, c.1767, MIM Jointed Rule with slide = OXF. "New Improved Sliding Rule"; succeeded by Frost and Withnoll in 1767. Taylor 2(553); Bryden 9.
WOOD AND WITHNOLL England, c.1770, MIM Slide Rule, Coggeshall-type = P.C. Delehar 2.
WOOD, BENJAMIN 1 England, fl.1810-45, MIM NIM PHIM Octant = Phillips 10/26/83; Wheel Barometer = X. "teacher of navigation." 41 Wapping (1810); 51 Wapping (1816); 50 Wapping (1822-32); 21 Bath Street and 49/50 Wapping (1834); all in Liverpool. Taylor 2(1464); Bryden 9; Goodison 1; RSW.
WOOD, BENJAMIN 1 AND BENJAMIN WOOD 2 England, c.1845, MIM NIM OIM Benjamin Wood and Benjamin Wood Jr. 7 Bath Street, Liverpool (1845). Taylor 2(1464); Bryden 9.
WOOD, BENJAMIN 2 England, fl.1834-47, MIM NIM OIM son of Benjamin Wood 1, he was known as Benjamin Wood Jr.; the entry for Benjamin J. Wood in Taylor probably refers to Benjamin Wood Jr.; see Benjamin Wood 1 & Benjamin Jasper Wood. 46 Wapping (1834); 7 Bath Street (1845-47); both in Liverpool. Taylor 2(1464); Bryden 9.
WOOD, BENJAMIN JASPER England, fl.1796-1828, MIM apprenticed to Michael Dancer in the Joiners' Company on Sept. 2, 1788; free in the Company, Feb. 2, 1796; the London directories show him as a MIM from 1797 to 1820; the Liverpool directories show a father and son, Benjamin Wood 1 and 2 and Crawforth thought that the first one could have been B.J. Wood, but he (B.Wood 1) had started in Liverpool in 1810. 10 Pared Buildings, Leaden Hall Market, London (1797-1800); Liverpool (1828). Crawforth 7; RSW.
WOOD, CHAS., AND CO. England, PHIM Wheel Barometer = X. Goodison 1.
WOOD, E. England, OIM Microscope = Phillips 5/20/75. probably Edward George Wood. London. RSW.
WOOD, EDWARD England, c.1838, MIM PHIM 15 King Street, Clerkenwell, London. Taylor 2(2277).
WOOD, EDWARD GEORGE England, fl.1852-93, OIM PHIM Microscope = Versailles 4/17/83; Telescopes = Phillips 10/26/83, Christie 11/15/79; Stick Barometer = Soth.-Pul- borough 3/1/83. his instruments are usually signed "E.G. Wood" with one of his addresses; was he a partner in Horne, Thornthwaite and Wood? 7 Shepperton Street, New North Road; 74 Cheapside; both in London. Taylor 2(2278); RSW.
WOOD, GEORGE England, pre-1761, MIM rule maker; succeeded by his widow, Mary Wood. Wolverhampton. Bryden 9.
WOOD, HENRY England, c.1777, MIM rule maker. 29 Great Charles Street, Birmingham. Bryden 9.
WOOD, I.V., AND SONS England, MIM Rope Gauge = Pannett Park Museum, Whitby. Might be John Wood 2. Birmingham. RSW.
WOOD, JOHN 1 England, fl.1701-13, MIM apprenticed to John Nash 1 of the Clockmakers' Company on Jan. 20, 1690; free of the Company on April 7, 1701; took apprentices. J. Brown 3.
WOOD, JOHN 2 England, c.1777, MIM rule maker. 19 Lonon'-prentice Street, Birmingham. Bryden 9.
WOOD, JOHN 3 USA, c.1790, advertised pocket compasses, needles and magnets; probably a dealer. Philadelphia, Pa. (1790). USNM.
WOOD, JOHN 4 England, PHIM Stick Barometer = X. Goodison 1.
WOOD, MARY England, c.1761, MIM the widow of George Wood; she continued the business under his name. Wolverhampton. Bryden 9.
WOOD, RICHARD England, c.1723, MIM apprenticed to Thomas Cooke 2 in the Joiners' Company in 1711; free in the Company in 1723. Crawforth 7.
WOOD, THOMAS England, fl.1767-70, MIM rule maker. Brickhill Lane (1767); Brick-Kiln Lane (1770); both in Wolverhampton. Bryden 9.
WOODALL, THOMAS England, c.1604, MIM free in the Grocers' Company from Charles Whitwell on April 27, 1604; never formally bound as an apprentice. J. Brown 1.
WOODE, JOHN England, c.1627, MIM Pearl Gauge = OXF. Taylor 1(158); Evans 1.
WOODHEAD, JOSEPH England, fl.1858-60, PHIM barometer maker. 10 Little Warner Street, London. Goodison 1.
WOODRUFF England, c.1825, PHIM Stick Barometer = X. watchmaker; barometer dealer. High Street, Margate. Goodison 1; Baillie 1.
WOODRUFF, L. USA, c.1860, patented a stick barometer made by Charles Wilder. Ann Arbor, Mich. Middleton 1.
WOODS 1 see Pinhey and Woods. RSW.
WOODS 2 England, c.1850, PHIM Wheel Barometer = Soth. 7/21/87. London. RSW.
WOODS, H. England, PHIM Stick Barometer = X. Warrington. Goodison 1.
WOODS, ROBERT CARR England, c.1830, PHIM Wheel Barometers = Christie-SK 9/23/88, X; Barometer (incomplete) = KEN. "Meteorological Instrument Maker"; an original member of the Meteorological Society. 47 Hatton Garden, Holborn, London. Goodison 1; Middleton 1; RSW.
WOODS, THOMAS England, c.1714, clockmaker; had James Rowley (MIM) as an apprentice in the Clockmakers' Company, in 1714, but turned him over to James Drury of the same Company. London. J. Brown 3.
WOODSIDE, PATT. England, c.1755, MIM NIM Nocturnal, wood = D. made for Robert Jackson. Wynter and Turner.
WOODWARD 1 USA, PHIM earliest maker of philosophical apparatus in New York, N.Y. New York, N.Y. USNM.
WOODWARD 2 England, 1846, MIM Terrestrial Globes = Soth. 2/7/72 and 5/21/73 (1846). the 1846 globe is 5" d.; see George Woodward 2. RSW.
WOODWARD, GEORGE 1 England, MIM PHIM Wheel Barometers = X, Soth. 7/6/73. 18 Leather Lane, Holborn, London. Goodison 1; RSW.
WOODWARD, GEORGE 2 England, fl.1851-60, MIM PHIM made barometers, thermometers and globes; see Woodward 2. 5 Charles Street, Hatton Garden, London. Goodison 1.
WOODWARD, JOHN THOMAS England, fl.1823-56, OIM PHIM Wheel Barometer = X. 1 Clements Inn Passage (1823-28); 8 Clements Inn Passage (1830-56); both in London. Taylor 2(2051); Goodison 1.
WOOLER see Woller. Goodison 1.
WOOLEY, JAMES England, c.1830, PHIM Wheel Barometer = Phillips-Guilford 8/24/93. Manchester. ATG 8/20/93.
WOOLF England, PHIM Marine Barometer = X. Goodison 1.
WOOLF, LEWIS England, NIM Sextant = Eldred 10/11/75. Liverpool. RSW.
WOOLMAN, G.S. USA, c.1852, MIM OIM PHIM T.C.; his instruments were sold in the U.S.A. by James W. Queen and Co. and by W. & L.E. Gurley; in Britain his agent was R. & J. Beck of London. 116 Fulton Street, New York, N.Y. Smart 1.
WOOLY see Louis Hooly. RSW.
WORBEY, T.G. England, c.1850, NIM Parallel Rule with Protractor = Soth. 9/20/83. London. RSW.
WORBOYS England, PHIM Wheel Barometer = X. Ashwell, Baldock. Goodison 1.
WORGAN, JOHN England, fl.1682-1714, MIM SIM Circumferentor = OXF; Gunter's Quadrant, 1695 = OXF; Gunter's Quadrant and Sundial = ADL-W88; Sectors = Soth. 7/10/67, DPW, OXF, ADL-W246; Universal Ring Sundial = ADL-W86; Plane Table, 1696 = OXF; Box Compass, 1696 = Soth. 4/22/65 = D.(1994); etc. apprenticed to Nathaniel Anderton in the Grocers' Company on Nov.8, 1669; free of Walter Hayes of the same Company on Dec. 6, 1682; took apprentices; author; "Master of the Mechanics to King George I." Under the Dial of St. Dunstan's Church, Fleet Street (1688); Fetter Lane against Clifford's Inn back gate (1693); Fleet Street (1700); all in London. Taylor 1(451); J. Brown 1; Crawforth 7; Gunther 2; Michel 3; A.J. Turner 10; Taylor and Wilson; Coffeen 32 and 46; ADL; RSW.
WORKMAN, BENJAMIN England, c.1750, MIM NIM OIM PHIM Augsburg-type Sundial with cam for latitude setting = BM. "late servant to Mr. Hauksbee"; T.C. near Tom's Coffee-House in Russel Street, Covent Garden, London. Price 3; Ward 4; RSW.
WORRALL, THOMAS England, fl.1634-56, MIM apprenticed to Thomas Spencer in the Joiners' Company in 1627; free in the Company in 1634; took William Sutton as an apprentice in 1642. Crawforth 7.
WORTH USA, c.1850, OIM in 1849 Worth started a shop in New York making lenses and telescopes for engineering instruments; the business was bought by a Mr. Young who moved it to Philadelphia where it continued at least until 1911 as Young and Sons; Worth broke off and started a new optical shop. New York, N.Y; Philadelphia, Pa. USNM.
WORTH, BENJAMIN 1794, NIM Hadley's Quadrant, 1794 = Dukes County Historical Society, Edgartown, Mass. might be the owner. RSW.
WORTH, E.B.S. England, c.1850, MIM Universal Equatorial Sundial = Soth. 11/16/87. RSW.
WORTHING England, c.1830, NIM Sextant, Ramsden-pattern = Soth. 2/25/86. London. RSW.
WORTHINGTON England, PHIM Wheel Barometer = X. probably Nathaniel Worthington. London. Goodison 1; RSW.
WORTHINGTON AND ALLAM England, fl.1821-46, MIM NIM OIM PHIM Universal Ring Sundial = Soth. 7/7/55; Telescopes = Christie 5/26/76, Versailles 11/20/83; Sextants = MAN, Soth. 10/20/75; Stick Barometers = X, Christie 11/24/83; Marine Barometer = Soth.-S 1/10/90. Nathaniel Worthington and Allam; probably successors to Matthew Berge. 196 Piccadilly, London. Taylor 2(1749); Goodison 1; Garcia Franco 1; RSW.
WORTHINGTON, NATHANIEL England, c.1838, MIM NIM OIM Sextant, # 2071 = D.(19830; Beechley's Improved Sextant, 1838 = X; Sundial = X; Inclinable Sundial = Soth. 9/20/83; Telescope = D.(1993). worked for Ramsden; successor to Berge; one sundial is marked "Explorer's dial; telescope is signed "Worthington, London." London. Taylor 2(1749); Wynter 2; Coffeen 43; RSW.
WOUTERS, PYBE Holland, fl.1580-1635, MIM Astrolabes = GRO, Friesch Museum, Leeuwarden (1606), Eisinga's House, Franeker (1606); Globe = Franeker. Franeker astrolabe signed "P. Gualtherus Matheseos studiosi",is Louvain-type; a variant of the name is Pibo Gualtheri. Franeker; Leeuwarden (1603). Michel 3; Rooseboom 1; Zinner 1; Price 1; ICA 2; Baillie 1; RSW.
WOUTERS, REMY see Rennerus Valerius. Michel 3.
WRAGER 1695, MIM Pedometer, 1695 = SPI-183. Michel 3; RSW.
WRAY, WILLIAM England, 1829-85, OIM Telescopes = K. & C. 3/28/73, Christie 4/9/75, Phillips 6/15/73 and 11/16/88. showed in the Great Exhibition of 1851 in London; the telescopes are signed "Wray"; F.R.A.S. in 1862. 43 Havering Street, Commercial Road East, London. G.L'E. Turner 24; RSW.
WREN, CHRISTOPHER England, 1632-1723, MIM Vertical Wall Sundial = All Souls College, Oxford; Reflecting Sundial, 1648 = X. Sir Christopher Wren; architect, mathematician and astronomer; invented a mechanical tracing device in 1663. London. Gatty; Latham and Mattews (vol. 7); Middleton 1.
WRENCH'S England, MIM Pair of Globes, 6" = Phillips 4/20/85. marked "Wrench's Six Inch Globe, Constructed from the Latest Authorities, London"; probably Edward Wrench. London. RSW.
WRENCH, EDWARD England, fl.1822-53, MIM OIM PHIM SIM Pantograph = Christie-SK 11/27/86; Telescope = Christie 12/18/74; Surveyor's Compass = D.(1973); Theodolite = Soth. 7/15/63; Wheel Barometer = D.(19760; Marine Barometer = Phillips 12/12/89; Terrestrial Globe, miniature = D(1996). globe signed "Wrench's Miniature Globe, London." 6 Gray's Inn Terrace, London. Taylor 2(2280); Wynter 2; Coffeen 55; RSW.
WREY misreading for Wray. RSW.
WRIGHT 1 England, c.1850, PHIM Wheel Barometers = SPI-Anderson 3/25/27, Soth. 10/19/87. Ongar. RSW.
WRIGHT 2 see Gregory and Wright; Gilbert, Wright and Hooke; Gilbert and Wright; Gregory, Gilbert and Wright; Moore and Wright. Taylor 2(839); Clay and Court.
WRIGHT 3 England, c.1760, MIM Inclinable Sundial, with case = BM. Taylor 1(96); Price 3; Ward 4.
WRIGHT 4 England, post 1858, see Baxter and Wright. RSW.
WRIGHT AND COLE England, pre-1748, MIM Thomas Wright and Benjamin Cole 1; see T. Wright and B. Cole; Cole succeeded Wright in 1748. London. Taylor and Wilson.
WRIGHT AND HOOKE England, MIM SIM Surveyor's Compass = P.C. repaired by Gurley in 1930; owner lived in Roanoke, Va. Smart 1.
WRIGHT, A. England, PHIM Barometer = P.C.(1977). Westminster, London. RSW.
WRIGHT, BENJAMIN 1 England, fl.1596-1613, MIM probably an instrument maker; worked for John Blagrave. Taylor 1(96); Evans 1.
WRIGHT, BENJAMIN 2 England, c.1663, apprenticed to Henry Sutton in the Joiners' Company, March 25, 1663. Crawforth 7.
WRIGHT, DAVID England, c.1830, OIM partner in Chadburn and Wright. 94 Fargate, Sheffield. Taylor 2(2054).
WRIGHT, E. USA, c.1850, MIM PHIM listed in the 1850 business directory. Philadelphia, Pa. USNM.
WRIGHT, EDWARD England, 1558-1615, MIM OIM designed and made mathematical instruments using telescopic sights; made the "Celestial Automaton." Caius College, Cambridge. Taylor 1(53); Waters 2; North 2; Bedini 8.
WRIGHT, G. see Gabriel Wright and George Wright 3. Milburn 8.
WRIGHT, G., AND WILLIAM BARDIN England, 1782, MIM Celestial Globe, 1782 = Chicago Historical Society, Ill. "Wright's New Improved Celestial Globe, ----- G. Wright and William Bardin, London, 1782." London. Yonge.
WRIGHT, GABRIEL England, fl.1781-1803, member of the Girdlers' Company; claimed to have worked for Benjamin Martin 1 for eighteen years; author; patented a universal gimballed compass, c.1790; invented a universal sundial in 1781. Millburn 8 and 11; Coffeen E.
WRIGHT, GEORGE 1 England, fl.1720-39, MIM apprenticed to James Swetman 1 in the Grocers' Company on April 8, 1707; free of the Company on Jan. 21, 1720; took apprentices; turned over John Atkinson 2, an apprentice, to John Farmer 2 of the Joiners' Company on Sept. 25, 1739. Clerkenwell, London (1736). J. Brown 1; Crawforth 7; Millburn 8.
WRIGHT, GEORGE 2 England, 1740-1805, MIM NIM Terrestrial Globes = PEA, Soth. 11/16/87; Pair of Globes = Manchester Historic Association, N.H. author; associated with W. Bardin; invented a heliochrono- meter which was made by B. Martin; possibly invented Wright's Patent Quintant but this may by another Wright; see Wright 2; see Gilbert and Wright. Mr. Martin's Fleet Street; The Navigation Warehouse, 148 Leadenhall Street; both in London. Taylor 2(909); Calvert 2; Wynter and Turner; USNM; Yonge; RSW.
WRIGHT, GEORGE 3 a ghost; this is realy Gabriel Wright who published a paper on a universal sundial that he had invented. Millburn 8.
WRIGHT, GEORGE E. USA, 1892, MIM Sun's Altitude Calculator, 1892 = ADL-G21. Chicago, Ill. ADL; RSW.
WRIGHT, JAMES England, 1808, MIM French Curve, 1808 = Phillips 11/11/81. London. RSW.
WRIGHT, JOHN 1 England, 1740, MIM Sundial, 1740 = Blaise Castle Folk Museum, Henbury. this might be John Wright 2 if the date on the sundial was misread. Bristol. Stevena and Aked.
WRIGHT, JOHN 2 England, fl.1753-60, MIM possibly related to Thomas Wright 1; apprenticed to Benjamin Cole 1 in the Merchant Taylor's Company, c.1753; by 1756 he had moved to Bristol; succeeded by Joshua Springer by 1759; T.C.; see John Wright 1. London; The Sphere and Hadley's Quadrant, near St. Stephen's Church, Bristol (1756). Goodison 1; Crawforth 1.
WRIGHT, JONAS England, MIM made a Ptolemaic armillary sphere. North 2.
WRIGHT, R.W. England, OIM Microscope = Borough Museum, Newbury, Berks. London. RSW.
WRIGHT, ROBERT England, fl.1821-32, author; invented a hypsometer. Jesus College, Cambridge; Winwick, Lancashire. Taylor 2(219).
WRIGHT, SUSAN England, c.1730, NIM Backstaff, lignum vitae and boxwood = Soth. 9/20/83. signed "Made at Sus. Wrights in Bristol"; might be the widow of William Wright. Bristol. Taylor 2(220); RSW.
WRIGHT, T. c.1900, Sundial = ADL-T42. signed "T. Wright, Dublin" but is the work of D.B. Sheahan of New York, N.Y. Tomlinson 1; ADL; RSW.
WRIGHT, T. AND COLE, B. England, fl.1740-48, MIM Grand Orrery = Dr. Coopman's house, Franeker, Holland. Thomas Wright 1 and Benjamin Cole 1. at the Orrery in Fleet Street, London. RSW.
WRIGHT, T. AND HUSBANDS (2) England, T.C. Calvert 2.
WRIGHT, THOMAS 1 England, fl.1715-48, MIM OIM PHIM Wide range of instruments that may be seen in many museums including grand orreries at KEN, OXF, BRM, Royal Academy, Portsmouth and Dunham Massey, Altringcham (also armillary sphere); mechanical equatorial sundials at ADL, NYM; hodometers at VCW, Longleat House; microscope at RSM. apprenticed to John Rowley in the Broderers' Company, April 13, 1707; free in the Company by testimony of Rowley and John Coggs 1, Feb. 1, 1715; took Benjamin Cole 1 as an apprentice; MIM to George, Prince of Wales; MIM to the King; took over Rowley's work shop; partner with William Wyeth and later with Benjamin Cole 1; author and publisher; Wright was succeeded by Benjamin Cole 1 in 1748; T.C.; see Thomas Wright 1 (cont.) see Wright, Thomas 1 (cont.) see Thomas Wright 1 (cont.)
WRIGHT, THOMAS 1 (CONT.) armillary sphere has two civil calendars. at the Orrery and Globe, next the Globe and Marlborough Head Tavern, Fleet Street (1718); at the Orrery and Globe, Fleet Street, opposite Water Lane; at the Orrery and Globe, near Salisbury Court, Fleet Street; all in London. Taylor 1(552), 2(143); Goodison 1; Crawforth 1 & 7; Michel 3; Chandler and Vincent; Dewhirst; Daumas 1; Price 2; Brieux 3; USNM; A.J. Turner 10; Clay and Court; Taylor and Wilson; Cajori; Royal Oak brochure; Coffeen 46 and 56; ADL; RSW.
WRIGHT, THOMAS 2 England, 1711-86, MIM PHIM author; trained as a philosophical instrument maker; worked at Heath's and Sisson's workshops; taught astronomy. London; Biar's Green, near Brancepeth, Durham. Taylor 2(321); Michel 3.
WRIGHT, THOMAS 3 England, fl.1830-38, MIM Instrument = OXF. the following addresses may be for two different makers. 28 City Terrace, City Road, London; 1 Worship, Finsbury, London. Taylor 2(2055).
WRIGHT, WILLIAM 1 England, fl.1720-30, MIM NIM made a backstaff signed "W. and W." ? Bristol. Taylor 2(220).
WRIGHT, WILLIAM 2 England, fl.1797-1801, MIM rule maker. Philip Street (1797); 14 Philip Street (1801); both in Birmingham. Bryden 9.
WRIGHTMAN, THOMAS USA, c.1800, engraved compass cards for Gedney King, Baker and Hooper, Joshua R. Lincoln, and John Trundy. Warner 12.
WRIGHTSON, WILLIAM England, c.1593, apprenticed to Charles Whitwell of the Grocers' Company on Dec. 25, 1593. J. Brown 1.
WRIGLESWORTH, WILLIAM England, fl.1688-91, MIM Perpetual Calendar, 1688 = WHI. sold a small astrolabe which "registered perpetual time." Rising Sun and Globe, Upper Moorfields, London. Taylor 1(462); Bryden 16.
WULPARIA misreading for Vulparia. Gatty.
WURDEMANN, WILLIAM Germany; USA, 1811-1900, MIM NIM OIM SIM Theodolites = P.C., Hagley Museum, Del.; Meridian Telescopes = West Point Museum, Bureau of Land Management, Dept. of the Interior; Transits = Cornell University, ADL-L31; Sextant = MYS. Würdemann; studied in Heidelberg; came to the U.S.A in 1834 and worked for the U.S. Coast Survey; on his own from 1840; made many improvements to instruments; made his own dividing engine. Bremen (1811-34); Washington, D.C. (1834-1900). Smart 1; Bedini 8; USNM; ADL; D.J. Warner 10; RSW.
WURSCHING Germany, c.1790, MIM Diptych Sundials, wood & paper = ADL-A150, Phillips 2/14/79, Christie 12/18/74 & 4/9/75, X. Würsching. Furth, Bavaria. Zinner 1; ADL; RSW.
WURSTER, CHR. FRIEDRICH Germany, fl.1748-61, MIM Cube Sundial, 1748 = Neuenstein Schloss; Regiomontanus-type Sundial, wood = STU. pastor. Wiltendorff. Zinner 1.
WURTZELBAU, JOHANN PHILIPP VON Germany, 1651-1725, MIM Sextant, wood, six-foot radius = DEU. he was reported to have made quadrants and rules which are now lost, as well as many astronomical instruments. Nürnburg. Zinner 1; Lunardi.
WUSTHOF, J. Germany, 18th Century, MIM Altitude Sundial and Perpetual Calendar = ADL-A106; Perpetual Calendar = Soth.10/28/86. "J. Wüsthof fecit" signed on ADL; Soth signed :J. Wisthof." ADL; RSW.
WUSTHOFF, CHRISTOPH Germany, 1693, MIM Augsburg type Sundials = KES (1693), HAK. Christoph Wüsthoff. Hamburg. Zinner 1; Price 2; Rohde; RSW.
WYBARD, JOHN England, fl.1630-74, designed a surveying instrument. Taylor 1(165); Evans 1.
WYCK, J.J. VAN Holland, OIM Dissecting Microscope = P.C. could be J. or T. van Wyck. RSW.
WYDLER, CONRAD Germany, c.1720, MIM Pantograph = DRE. RSW.
WYE, JOHN England, c.1704, MIM apprenticed to Jonathan Roberts in the Broderers' Company, Aug. 8, 1704. Crawforth 7.
WYET, WILLIAM England, c.1653, apprenticed to John Brown 6 in the Joiners' Company, 1653. Crawforth 7.
WYETH, WILLIAM England, fl.1715-41, MIM Butterfield-type Sundial = P.C. (1978). apprenticed to John Coggs 1 in the Pewterers' Company; free of the Company c.1715; became partner of John Coggs 1; later was partner with Thomas Wright 1; made Shirtcliffe's slide rule. Globe and Sun, near St. Dunstan's Church, Fleet Street; Orrery and Globe, Fleet Street; Orrery near Water Lane; all in London. Taylor 1(463) and (581), 2(144); Cajori 1; Crawforth 7; Taylor and Wilson; RSW.
WYK, J.V. see Jan van Wijk 2. RSW.
WYLAN, HENRY England, c.1629, MIM free in the Joiners' Company; took apprentices, c.1629. London. Crawforth 7.
WYLD, J. AND W. England, c.1858, MIM Terrestrial Globe = Christie-SK 11/19/87. see T. Wyld. Charing Cross, East London. RSW.
WYLD, T. England, 1858, MIM Celestial Globe, 1858 = D.(1972). T. might have been read for J., or vice versa; see J. Wyld. Charing Cross East, London. RSW.
WYNNE, ELLIS England, 1670-1734, MIM Garden Sundial, 1711 = Welsh Folk Museum. Wales. Peate.
WYNNE, HENRY England, fl.1662-1709, MIM PHIM Universal Ring Sundials = P.C.; Soth. 7/27/64; Sundial, silver = Soth. 12/13/71; Garden Sundials = GEL, D.(1976), Soth. 7/7/55, Windsor (near the Star "building"); Quadrants = P.C., ADL-L14 (returned); Protractor and Pantograph = Pepys (1669); Oughtred-type Sundial (1692) = Drumlanrig Castle, Dumfries. apprenticed to Ralph Greatorex in the Clockmakers' Company in 1654; free of the Company in 1662 and Master in 1690; took apprentices; worked with Richard Glynne, according to Clay and Court; ADL-L14 returned to lender. near the Sugarloaf, Chancery Lane; near Searjeant's Inn; near the Rolls; at the Pope's Head, Chancery Lane; all in London. Taylor 1(266); J. Brown 3; Latham and Matthews, Vol. 9; Goodison 1; Taylor and Wilson; A.J. Turner 10; Bryden 9; USNM; Earle; Robischon; Clay and Court; ADL; RSW; Somerville.

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