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Mell, Davis (1604–1662), violinist and clockmaker

Peter Walls.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Strings; Science and Mathematics; Instruments and Instrumentation Engineering. 1012 words.

Mell, Davis (1604–1662), violinist and clockmaker, was born on 15 November 1604 at Wilton near Salisbury, where his father, Leonard Mell (d. 1641), was in the employ of William Herbert,...

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Merlin, John Joseph (1735–1803), inventor

Charles Mould.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Engineering and Technology; Instrument-building Firms; Science and Mathematics; Instruments and Instrumentation Engineering. 810 words.

Merlin, John Joseph (1735–1803), inventor, was born or baptized, or possibly both born and baptized, on 17 September 1735 at Huy, Southern Netherlands, into a family who were probably...

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