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Signature Maker Info Instruments Comments Location References Suggest Correction
Z. Germany, 1741, MIM Pedometer, 1741 = DRE. the work of J.G. Zimmer. RSW. suggest correction
Z. ET B. MIM Terrestrial Globe = A-P 3/15/76. the globe is marked "Edit." RSW. suggest correction
Z.B. owner's initials on a 1773 Spencer, Browning and Rust octant in the HAK. RSW. suggest correction
Z.G.F. Italy, c.1840, see Giovanni Francesco Zarbula; also see G.Z.F. and Z.J.F. Piedmont. Gatty. suggest correction
Z.J.F. Italy, c.1840, see Giovanni Francesco Zarbula; also see Z.G.F. and G.Z.F. Gatty. suggest correction
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. suggest correction
ZACH Germany, 18th Century, MIM Table Sundial = DRE. Augsburg. Zinner 1; Bobinger 2. suggest correction
ZACHARIUS Germany, 1550, MIM Wall Sundials, 1550 = Görlitz. the dials are signed "Zacharius Scultetus." Görlitz. Lübke. suggest correction
ZACHARY, JOHN England, 1687, apprenticed to Daniel Quare 1 of the Clockmakers' Company in 1687. J. Brown 3. suggest correction
ZACUTO, ABRAHAM Portugal, c.1510, MIM NIM made mariner's astrolabes for Vasco da Gama's voyage. Maddison 6. suggest correction
ZAHN, JOANNES Germany, c.1685, author; designed telescopes. Dewhirst. suggest correction
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. suggest correction
ZAMBRA 1 see Negretti and Zambra. RSW. suggest correction
ZAMBRA 2 England, PHIM Wheel Barometers = X (3). see J.C. Zambra. London. Goodison 1. suggest correction
ZAMBRA, CESARE England, fl.1820-22, PHIM barometer maker; father of Joseph Warren Zambra. Saffron Walden, Essex. Taylor 2(1755). suggest correction
ZAMBRA, G. England, PHIM Wheel Barometers = X, K. & C. 9/20/71. 51 Spear Street, Manchester. Goodison 1; RSW. suggest correction
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. suggest correction
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. suggest correction
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. suggest correction
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. suggest correction
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. suggest correction
ZAMNITZER misreading for Jamnitzer. RSW. suggest correction
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. suggest correction
ZAMORANO, RODRIGUEZ Spain, c.1528, MIM Seville. Michel 3. suggest correction
ZANDRA, G. surely G. Zambra. Goodison 1; RSW. suggest correction
ZANETTI England, PHIM Stick Barometer = Victoria Hall, 8/11/97. ATG 8/2 & 9/97. suggest correction
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. suggest correction
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. suggest correction
ZANETTI, V. England, PHIM Wheel Barometer = New House 9/10/93. surely Vincente or Vittore Zanetti, which see. Manchester. ATG 8/28/93. suggest correction
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. suggest correction
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. suggest correction
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. suggest correction
ZANFRINI AND GUGERI England, PHIM Wheel Barometer = X. Blandford. Goodison 1. suggest correction
ZANG Holland?, MIM Perpetual Calendar = Evans Coll. Maijnstockheim. Esdaille; Evans 1. suggest correction
ZANGIUS, PHILIPP Belgium, 1602, MIM SIM Circumferentor, 1602 = ROM. Louvain. Zinner 1; Price 2. suggest correction
ZAPPA, C. England, PHIM Wheel Barometer = X. Goodison 1. suggest correction
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. suggest correction
ZARBULA, GIOVANNI FRANCESCO Italy, c.1840, MIM mason and painter; designed and painted many sundials in Dauphiné. Piedmont. Gatty. suggest correction
ZAVAGLIA, SEBASTIANO Italy, 1823-76, PHIM doctor; made mechanical models and electrical apparatus; director of the Gabinetto Aldini in Bologna, 1863. Bologna. Brenni 1. suggest correction
ZECH Czechoslovakia, 1525, MIM Astronomical Clock, 1525 = James Ferguson = Society of Antiquaries. Prague. Grimaldi. suggest correction
ZECH, IGNATZ JOSEPH Germany, c.1791, MIM Bobinger 3. suggest correction
ZECH, JAKOB Germany, 1550, MIM Clock, portable = OXF. Augsburg. Bobinger 3; RSW. suggest correction
ZECH, JEREMIAS Germany, c.1600, MIM Sundial = DRE (lost). Augsburg. RSW. suggest correction
ZECH, JOHANNES GEORGIUS Germany, 1699, MIM Ring Sundial, 1699 = D.(1974). Wynter 1. suggest correction
ZECH, ZACHARIUS Germany, MIM Equatorial Sundial, large = Ehrensberger Coll. Zinner 1. suggest correction
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. suggest correction
ZEHAVA Russia, 1850, MIM Mathematical Instrument Set, silver, 1850 = GEL. Tula. RSW. suggest correction
ZEIHER, JOHANN ERNST Russia, fl.1762-98, designed a metallic thermometer and a marine barometer. St. Petersburg. Chaldecott 4; Middleton 1. suggest correction
ZEILMAKER, KEIMPE EN TJEPKE BLOK Holland, c.1796, NIM maritime compass makers. Harlingen. Rooseboom 1. suggest correction
ZEINER see Hen. Dewhirst. suggest correction
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. suggest correction
ZEITZ AND CO. USA, 1850, MIM PHIM Philadelphia, Pa. USNM. suggest correction
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. suggest correction
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. suggest correction
ZENTMAYER, JOSEPH Germany; USA, 1826-88, OIM Microscope, No. 621 = Soth.-NY 2/23/79. Philadelphia, Pa. USNM; RSW. suggest correction
ZERBONI AND CO. England, c.1840, PHIM Wheel Barometer = Soth. 4/28/88. London. RSW. suggest correction
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. suggest correction
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. suggest correction
ZERBONIE, BATTISTESSA AND CO. Scotland, c.1800, PHIM Stick Barometer = Soth. 10/22/87. Calton Street, Edinburgh. RSW. suggest correction
ZEYDLER, PANGRATZUS Germany, c.1557, MIM made sundials; Master in 1557. Nürnberg. Gouk 1. suggest correction
ZEZEL, MICHAEL 1628, MIM Evans 1. suggest correction
ZICK, JOHANNES ANDREAS Germany, 1664, MIM Sandglass, 1664 = VIU. Nürnberg. Lunardi; Abeler 1; RSW. suggest correction
ZICKH, JOHANN Germany, fl.1760-90, MIM Planetarium with Armillary Sphere and Sundial, 1760 = WUR. Würzburg. Zinner 1. suggest correction
ZIEGENGEIST, ALBRECHT Germany, c.1700, PHIM weight maker. Nürnberg. RSW. suggest correction
ZIEHNER Germany, c.1780, MIM OIM Telescopic Quadrant = DRE. RSW. suggest correction
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. suggest correction
ZIMMERMAN, A. Germany, 18th Century, MIM Mechanical Equatorial Sundial, triangular = OXF. Augsburg. Evans 1; Bobinger 2; Michel 3. suggest correction
ZIMMERMANN, ERHARD Germany, 1568-88, MIM Leveling Compass, 1568 = X; Artillery Level, 1588 = DRE. Michel 3; RSW. suggest correction
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. suggest correction
ZINGG, MICHAEL Switzerland., 1599-1676, MIM Astrolabe Clock, 1648 = X. Glarus. Zinner 1. suggest correction
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. suggest correction
ZIRKEL the name of the instrument; marked on a pair of dividers in the USNM; also marked "Nürnberg." USNM. suggest correction
ZOLLSTOCK Germany, c.1760, MIM Hamburg. Rohde. suggest correction
ZONDERVAN, H. Holland, PHIM Barometer, mahogany = Soth.-Mak van Waay, March 1976. Sittard. Mörzer Bruyns 2. suggest correction
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. suggest correction
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. suggest correction
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. suggest correction
ZUCCHI, NICOLO Italy, 1586-1670, Jesuit; experimented with mercury, filled tubes for barometers. Rome. Middleton 1. suggest correction
ZUMBACH, LOTHAR, VON KOESFELD Germany; Holland, 1661-1727, MIM Planetolabiums, cardboard = KAS, Leiden Sternwarte; Lunaelabium = KAS. Trier (1661); Leiden; Kassel (1708). Zinner 1. suggest correction
ZURAGHI, FELIX England, fl.1832-33, PHIM barometer and thermometer maker. 9 City Road, London. Goodison 1. suggest correction
ZURNER, ADAM FREDERICK invented an odometer. Beckmann. suggest correction
ZWICKER, CHRISTOPH Germany, c.1660, author; wrote on sundials. Danzig. Zinner 1. suggest correction

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