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Adams, Dudley (1762–1830)

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Cartography; World History; Science and Mathematics; Instruments and Instrumentation Engineering. 3 words.

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Adams family (per. 1734–1817), makers of scientific instruments and globes

John R. Millburn.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Cartography; World History; Science and Mathematics; Instruments and Instrumentation Engineering. 1900 words.

Adams family (per. 1734–1817), makers of scientific instruments and globes, came to prominence through George Adams senior (bap. 1709, d. 1772), who was baptized on 17 April 1709 in the...

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Babbage, Henry Prevost (1824–1918)

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History; Land Forces and Warfare; Science and Mathematics; Instruments and Instrumentation Engineering. 3 words.

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Beckett, Edmund [formerly Edmund Beckett Denison], first Baron Grimthorpe (1816–1905), ecclesiastical controversialist, architect, and horologist

L. C. Sanders.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Religion; Architecture; Science and Mathematics; Instruments and Instrumentation Engineering. 1532 words.

Beckett, Edmund [formerly Edmund Beckett Denison], first Baron Grimthorpe (1816–1905), ecclesiastical controversialist, architect, and horologist, was born at Carlton Hall, near Newark, on...

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Booth [alias Barlow], Edward (1638–1719), Roman Catholic priest and clockmaker

Thompson Cooper.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Roman Catholicism, Roman Catholic Church; Science and Mathematics; Instruments and Instrumentation Engineering. 582 words.

Booth [alias Barlow], Edward (1638–1719), Roman Catholic priest and clockmaker, was the son of Richard Booth (d. 1673), a Catholic, of Woolston-cum-Poulton, near Warrington, Lancashire, and...

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Bulova, Arde

David M. Walden.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Fashion, Jewellery, and Body Art; Politics; Science and Mathematics; Instruments and Instrumentation Engineering. 922 words.

Bulova, Arde (24 October 1889–19 March 1958), businessman, was born in New York City, the son of Joseph Bulova and Bertha Eisner. His father emigrated to New York from Bohemia and in 1873...

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Clark, Alvan

Deborah Jean Warner.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Science and Mathematics; Instruments and Instrumentation Engineering; Drawing and Pastels; Painting. 1077 words.

Clark, Alvan (08 March 1804–19 August 1887), artist and telescope maker, was born in Ashfield, Massachusetts, the son of Alvan Clark and Mary Bassett, farmers. He attended a local grammar...

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Cocks, William Alfred (1892–1971), clockmaker and bagpipe scholar

Roy Palmer.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Music Education and Pedagogy; Science and Mathematics; Instruments and Instrumentation Engineering. 524 words.

Cocks, William Alfred (1892–1971), clockmaker and bagpipe scholar, was born on 8 October 1892 at St Mary's Terrace, Ryton, co. Durham, the son of John Cocks, banker's clerk, and his wife,...

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Cole, Humfrey (d. 1591), mathematical instrument maker and die sinker

Silke Ackermann.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Science and Mathematics; Instruments and Instrumentation Engineering; Prints and Printmaking. 655 words.

Cole, Humfrey (d. 1591), mathematical instrument maker and die sinker, described himself as 'a English man born in ye north' (on a map of Palestine engraved in 1572), but neither the date...

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Gemini [Geminus, Lambrit], Thomas (fl. 1540–1562), engraver, printer, and instrument maker

Peter Murray Jones.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Publishing; Prints and Printmaking; Science and Mathematics; Instruments and Instrumentation Engineering. 1426 words.

Gemini [Geminus, Lambrit], Thomas (fl. 1540–1562), engraver, printer, and instrument maker, was the publisher of a compendium of anatomy entitled Compendiosa totius anatomie delineatio (154...

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