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Signature Maker Info Instruments Comments Location References
Z. Germany, 1741, MIM Pedometer, 1741 = DRE. the work of J.G. Zimmer. RSW.
Z. ET B. MIM Terrestrial Globe = A-P 3/15/76. the globe is marked "Edit." RSW.
Z.B. owner's initials on a 1773 Spencer, Browning and Rust octant in the HAK. RSW.
Z.G.F. Italy, c.1840, see Giovanni Francesco Zarbula; also see G.Z.F. and Z.J.F. Piedmont. Gatty.
Z.J.F. Italy, c.1840, see Giovanni Francesco Zarbula; also see Z.G.F. and G.Z.F. Gatty.
ZABEUS, BERNARDINUS Italy, fl.1552-59, MIM Astrolabes = DES (1558), ADL-M21 (1558)(ICA-177); Horizontal Sundial, 1552 = Goldschmied Coll. = MADEX-52 = NMM-Caird. the astrolabe at the Adler planetarium is signed on the rim. Padua. Engelmann 1; Gunther 1; Michel 3; Price 1; ADL; RSW.
ZACH Germany, 18th Century, MIM Table Sundial = DRE. Augsburg. Zinner 1; Bobinger 2.
ZACHARIUS Germany, 1550, MIM Wall Sundials, 1550 = Görlitz. the dials are signed "Zacharius Scultetus." Görlitz. Lübke.
ZACHARY, JOHN England, 1687, apprenticed to Daniel Quare 1 of the Clockmakers' Company in 1687. J. Brown 3.
ZACUTO, ABRAHAM Portugal, c.1510, MIM NIM made mariner's astrolabes for Vasco da Gama's voyage. Maddison 6.
ZAHN, JOANNES Germany, c.1685, author; designed telescopes. Dewhirst.
ZALLINGER, JOS: G. A: LEON: Italy, 1755, MIM Sundial, 1755 = Christie-SK 4/17/86. the dial is also marked "G 46 Z M 30." Bolzano. RSW.
ZAMBRA 1 see Negretti and Zambra. RSW.
ZAMBRA 2 England, PHIM Wheel Barometers = X (3). see J.C. Zambra. London. Goodison 1.
ZAMBRA, CESARE England, fl.1820-22, PHIM barometer maker; father of Joseph Warren Zambra. Saffron Walden, Essex. Taylor 2(1755).
ZAMBRA, G. England, PHIM Wheel Barometers = X, K. & C. 9/20/71. 51 Spear Street, Manchester. Goodison 1; RSW.
ZAMBRA, G.J. England, fl.1919-21, PHIM partner with M.W. Zambra 2 and P.E. and H.N. Negretti. London. W.J. Read.
ZAMBRA, J.C. England, fl.1879-92, MIM PHIM Wheel Barometers = X (2), Soth. 2/19/87. eldest son of J.W. Zambra, and his partner together with H.P.J. Negretti from 1879 to 1888; the firm was run by H.P.J. Negretti, J.C. Zambra and M.W. Zambra from 1888 to 1892. 23 Brook Street, Holborn, London. W.J. Read.
ZAMBRA, JOSEPH WARREN England, 1822-97, MIM OIM PHIM son of Cesare Zambra; apprenticed to a glassblower in Hatton Garden; worked for C. Tagliabue; formed a partnership with Henry Negretti in 1850 which lasted until 1879; was a partner with H.P.J. Negretti and J.C. Zambra fron 1879 to 1888; Joseph W. Zambra retired in 1888. London. W.J. Read; G.L'E. Turner 24; Taylor 2(1755); Goodison 1.
ZAMBRA, M.W. 1 England, fl.1888-1909, MIM OIM PHIM J.W. Zambra retired in favor of his second son, M.W. Zambra 1 in 1888; he was a partner with his brother, J.C. Zambra and H.P.J. Negretti from 1888 to 1892; then a partner with H.P.J. Negretti from 1892 until 1909 when M.W. Zambra retired. London. W.J. Read.
ZAMBRA, M.W. 2 England, fl.1909-35, PHIM a partner with H.P.J. Negretti and his sons, P.E. and H.N. Negretti from 1909 to 1919; the partners were, M.W. Zambra 2, P.E. and H.N. Negretti together with G.J. Zambra from 1919 to 1921; the firm was, M.W. Zambra 2 plus P.E. & H.N. Negretti from 1921 to 1935. London. W.J. Read.
ZAMNITZER misreading for Jamnitzer. RSW.
ZAMORA the name "Negretti and Zamora" was read on a barometer with a perpetual calendar starting at 1773; this is surely a mis- reading of Negretti and Zambra. Christie 4/19/78.
ZAMORANO, RODRIGUEZ Spain, c.1528, MIM Seville. Michel 3.
ZANDRA, G. surely G. Zambra. Goodison 1; RSW.
ZANETTI England, PHIM Stick Barometer = Victoria Hall, 8/11/97. ATG 8/2 & 9/97.
ZANETTI AND AGNEW England, fl.1817-25, PHIM Stick Barometer = X; Wheel Barometer = P.-B. 4/14/38. Vittore Zanetti and his former apprentice, Thomas Agnew. 94 Market Street, Manchester. Goodison 1; RSW.
ZANETTI, JOSEPH England, c.1841, PHIM Stick Barometer = X; Wheel Barometer = X. probably the son of Vittore Zanetti; partner with Thomas Agnew as Agnew and Zanetti. 100 King Street, Manchester. Goodison 1.
ZANETTI, V. England, PHIM Wheel Barometer = New House 9/10/93. surely Vincente or Vittore Zanetti, which see. Manchester. ATG 8/28/93.
ZANETTI, VINCENT England, fl.1822-26, PHIM Wheel Barometers = X (4). may be the same as Vincente Vittore Zanetti. 5 Wrights Court, Market Street, Manchester. Taylor 2(1756); Goodison 1.
ZANETTI, VINCENTE VITTORE England, PHIM barometer maker; may be the same as Vitto Zanetti and Vittore Zanetti, which see. 98 Market Street Lane; 87 Market Street Lane; both in Manchester. Goodison 1.
ZANETTI, VITTORE England, fl.1810-25, PHIM Wheel Barometer = X. see Vincent Vittore Zanetti; had Thomas Agnew as an apprentice in 1810; took him as a partner from 1817 to 1825 as Zanetti and Agnew. 94 Market Street; 87 market Street Lane; both in Manchester. Goodison 1 & 5.
ZANFRINI AND GUGERI England, PHIM Wheel Barometer = X. Blandford. Goodison 1.
ZANG Holland?, MIM Perpetual Calendar = Evans Coll. Maijnstockheim. Esdaille; Evans 1.
ZANGIUS, PHILIPP Belgium, 1602, MIM SIM Circumferentor, 1602 = ROM. Louvain. Zinner 1; Price 2.
ZAPPA, C. England, PHIM Wheel Barometer = X. Goodison 1.
ZAPPECK, F. Germany, 18th Century, MIM Zappeck-type Vertical Sundials = BUD, Linz Museum (2), OXF, PRZ, Prague Narodni Museum, GRA, WUP, Soth. 12/16/63, etc. Zinner 1; Evans 1; Price 2; Ithaca; Czech. Inventory; RSW.
ZARBULA, GIOVANNI FRANCESCO Italy, c.1840, MIM mason and painter; designed and painted many sundials in Dauphiné. Piedmont. Gatty.
ZAVAGLIA, SEBASTIANO Italy, 1823-76, PHIM doctor; made mechanical models and electrical apparatus; director of the Gabinetto Aldini in Bologna, 1863. Bologna. Brenni 1.
ZECH Czechoslovakia, 1525, MIM Astronomical Clock, 1525 = James Ferguson = Society of Antiquaries. Prague. Grimaldi.
ZECH, IGNATZ JOSEPH Germany, c.1791, MIM Bobinger 3.
ZECH, JAKOB Germany, 1550, MIM Clock, portable = OXF. Augsburg. Bobinger 3; RSW.
ZECH, JEREMIAS Germany, c.1600, MIM Sundial = DRE (lost). Augsburg. RSW.
ZECH, JOHANNES GEORGIUS Germany, 1699, MIM Ring Sundial, 1699 = D.(1974). Wynter 1.
ZECH, ZACHARIUS Germany, MIM Equatorial Sundial, large = Ehrensberger Coll. Zinner 1.
ZEELST, ADRIAN Belgium, fl.1569-1602, MIM Astrolabe, 1569 = MAA (ICA-462); Cruciform Sundials, = MAN (1572), P.C. (1573), OXF (1588); Surveying Instrument, 1593 = P.C.; Astronomical Ring = D.(1972). Zinner put him under E. Zeelstius but the instruments are signed "A. Zeelstius" or "A. Zeelst." Louvain. Zinner 1; Price 1; ICA 2; Garcia Franco 1 & 2; Rooseboom 1; Michel 3; Evans 1; Brieux 2; A.J. Turner 10; RSW.
ZEHAVA Russia, 1850, MIM Mathematical Instrument Set, silver, 1850 = GEL. Tula. RSW.
ZEIHER, JOHANN ERNST Russia, fl.1762-98, designed a metallic thermometer and a marine barometer. St. Petersburg. Chaldecott 4; Middleton 1.
ZEILMAKER, KEIMPE EN TJEPKE BLOK Holland, c.1796, NIM maritime compass makers. Harlingen. Rooseboom 1.
ZEINER see Hen. Dewhirst.
ZEISS, CARL Germany, 1816-88, OIM apprenticed to Friedrich Körner in Jena; opened shop in 1846; developed various types of microscopes; firm still running in East and West Germany. Jena. Pipping 1.
ZEITZ AND CO. USA, 1850, MIM PHIM Philadelphia, Pa. USNM.
ZENONE AND BUTTI Scotland, fl.1823-24, Refracting Telescope = FRK = RSM. John Zenone and Louis Joseph Batti were dealers. 5 Calton Street, Edinburgh. Clarke et al.
ZENONE, JOHN Scotland, fl.1823-32, Stick Barometers = X (2); Wheel Barometers = Soth. 7/21/83, Phillps-E 10/28/88; Telescope = Phillips 7/23/88. carver, gilder and looking glass maker; partner with Louis Joseph Butti in 1823; probably dealer; one of the stick barometers is signed "Lenone"; other stick barometer and Soth. wheel barometer are signed "I. Zenone." 5 Calton Street 1823-30); 7 Calton Street (1827-30); 5 and 6 Calton Street and 77 Princes Street (1830); 9 Calton Street (1832); all in Edinburgh. Goodison 1; Clarke et al; RSW.
ZENTMAYER, JOSEPH Germany; USA, 1826-88, OIM Microscope, No. 621 = Soth.-NY 2/23/79. Philadelphia, Pa. USNM; RSW.
ZERBONI AND CO. England, c.1840, PHIM Wheel Barometer = Soth. 4/28/88. London. RSW.
ZERBONI, ANTHONY England, fl.1833-36, PHIM barometer maker; partner in Zerboni, Battistessa, Molteni and Guanziroli. 24 Cross Street, Hatton Garden; 13 Baldwins Gardens; 106 Hatton Garden; all in London. Goodison 1.
ZERBONI, BATTISTESSA, MOLTENI, ETC England, fl.1835-36, PHIM Anthony Zerboni, Battistessa, Molteni and Guanziroli; barometer makers; by 1840 the firm was Battistessa and Co. 24 Cross Street, Hatton Garden (1835); 13 Baldwins Gardens (1835); 106 Hatton Garden (1836); all in London. Goodison 1.
ZERBONIE, BATTISTESSA AND CO. Scotland, c.1800, PHIM Stick Barometer = Soth. 10/22/87. Calton Street, Edinburgh. RSW.
ZEYDLER, PANGRATZUS Germany, c.1557, MIM made sundials; Master in 1557. Nürnberg. Gouk 1.
ZEZEL, MICHAEL 1628, MIM Evans 1.
ZICK, JOHANNES ANDREAS Germany, 1664, MIM Sandglass, 1664 = VIU. Nürnberg. Lunardi; Abeler 1; RSW.
ZICKH, JOHANN Germany, fl.1760-90, MIM Planetarium with Armillary Sphere and Sundial, 1760 = WUR. Würzburg. Zinner 1.
ZIEGENGEIST, ALBRECHT Germany, c.1700, PHIM weight maker. Nürnberg. RSW.
ZIEHNER Germany, c.1780, MIM OIM Telescopic Quadrant = DRE. RSW.
ZIMMER, J.G. Germany, fl.1741-60, MIM OIM PHIM Pedometer, 1741 = DRE; Löser-type Metalic Thermometer, 1747 = DRE; other undated thermometers at DRE, KEN; Mechanical Equatorial Sundial = DRE. mathematical and optical instrument maker to Count Hans Löser at Schloss Reinharz; see Merklein und Zimmer. Dresden; Schloss Reinharz. Zinner 1; Chaldecott 4; RSW.
ZIMMERMAN, A. Germany, 18th Century, MIM Mechanical Equatorial Sundial, triangular = OXF. Augsburg. Evans 1; Bobinger 2; Michel 3.
ZIMMERMANN, ERHARD Germany, 1568-88, MIM Leveling Compass, 1568 = X; Artillery Level, 1588 = DRE. Michel 3; RSW.
ZIMMERMANN, JOHANN JAKOB Germany, 1644-93, MIM Celestial Astroscopicums, 1692 = Lindau Stadtmuseum, DEU. Rosicrucian; astronomer; astroscopicums translate as cones or gores; Zimmermann once held the "Bowl of Ahaz" which was made by Chrisopher Schissler and is now in the APS. Heidelberg. Zinner 1; Multhauf 1.
ZINGG, MICHAEL Switzerland., 1599-1676, MIM Astrolabe Clock, 1648 = X. Glarus. Zinner 1.
ZIPFEL, GEORGE England, c.1822, PHIM Wheel Barometer = X. the barometer is signed "G. Zipfel 11 Cockey Lane, Norwich." 11 Cockey Lane; Little Cockey Lane; both in Norwich. Goodison 1.
ZIRKEL the name of the instrument; marked on a pair of dividers in the USNM; also marked "Nürnberg." USNM.
ZOLLSTOCK Germany, c.1760, MIM Hamburg. Rohde.
ZONDERVAN, H. Holland, PHIM Barometer, mahogany = Soth.-Mak van Waay, March 1976. Sittard. Mörzer Bruyns 2.
ZORN, GEORG Germany, fl.1609-28, MIM SIM Sectors = KRE (1609), BEK (1613), AUG (1614); Sundials = FLO (1613), NUR (1624); Astronomical Compendia, 1628 = Drecker Coll. = ADL-DPW15 (1628), UTO 11/2/76 (1626); Artillery Levels = BM (1619), OXF (1624), Berlin Zeughaus (1625), P.C. (1628); Surveying Instrument = STU; Reduction Compass = FLO (1618); Quadrant = P.C. (1611); etc. see G.Z. Augsburg. Zinner 1; Bobinger 2; Price 3; Ward 4; ADL; RSW.
ZUBLER, LEONHARD Switzerland, 1563-1609, MIM SIM Vertical Sundial = WUP; Recipiangle = WHI; Pedometer = NUR. author; designed a surveying instument with Phillipp Eberhart in 1602. Zürich. Zinner 1; Bryden 11; Michel 3; RSW.
ZUCCANI, EMILIO England, fl.1841-60, PHIM Wheel Barometers = X, D.(1977). the X barometer is signed "Emilio Zuccani London." 41 Brick Lane (1841-45); 32-33 Mansell Street (1849); 17 Mansell Street (1851-60); all in London. Goodison 1; RSW.
ZUCCHI, NICOLO Italy, 1586-1670, Jesuit; experimented with mercury, filled tubes for barometers. Rome. Middleton 1.
ZUMBACH, LOTHAR, VON KOESFELD Germany; Holland, 1661-1727, MIM Planetolabiums, cardboard = KAS, Leiden Sternwarte; Lunaelabium = KAS. Trier (1661); Leiden; Kassel (1708). Zinner 1.
ZURAGHI, FELIX England, fl.1832-33, PHIM barometer and thermometer maker. 9 City Road, London. Goodison 1.
ZURNER, ADAM FREDERICK invented an odometer. Beckmann.
ZWICKER, CHRISTOPH Germany, c.1660, author; wrote on sundials. Danzig. Zinner 1.

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