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Crosby, Sylvester Sage

Eric P. Newman.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Education; Science and Mathematics; Instruments and Instrumentation Engineering. 919 words.

Crosby, Sylvester Sage (02 September 1831–18 August 1914), watchmaker and numismatist, was born in Charlestown, New Hampshire, the son of Jaazaniah Crosby, a Unitarian minister, and Holdah...

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Ferguson, James

Patricia Rothman.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Engineering and Technology; History of Science and Technology; Education; Science and Mathematics; Instruments and Instrumentation Engineering. 1844 words.

Ferguson, James (1710–1776), lecturer on natural philosophy and inventor of scientific instruments, was born on 25 April 1710 at Core of Mayen, Rothiemay, Banffshire, the second of at least...

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Hauksbee, Francis

Larry Stewart.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of Science and Technology; Education; Science and Mathematics; Instruments and Instrumentation Engineering. 1218 words.

Hauksbee, Francis (1688–1763), instrument maker and lecturer on science, was born in April 1688 in London, the son of John Hauksbee of the Drapers' Company and his wife, Mary. He was the...

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Lyle, David

Thompson Cooper.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Education; Science and Mathematics; Instruments and Instrumentation Engineering. 537 words.

Lyle, David (fl. 1755–1762), maker of mathematical instruments and stenographer, was the author of a treatise entitled The art of short hand improved, being an universal character adapted...

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Martin, Benjamin

John R. Millburn.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of Science and Technology; Education; Science and Mathematics; Instruments and Instrumentation Engineering. 1853 words.

Martin, Benjamin (bap. 1705, d. 1782), lecturer on science and maker of scientific instruments, was baptized at Worplesdon, Surrey, on 1 March 1705, the third son of John Martin (d. 1731)...

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Samuel [Samuels], Moses

Bernard Wasserstein.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Education; Science and Mathematics; Instruments and Instrumentation Engineering. 933 words.

Samuel [Samuels], Moses (1795–1860), watchmaker and Hebrew scholar, was born in London, the youngest of three sons of Emanuel Menachem Samuel (c.1755–c.1800) and Hanna (Hinde). Emanuel...

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Whipple, Robert Stewart

H. R. Lang.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Education; Science and Mathematics; Instruments and Instrumentation Engineering. 1077 words.

Whipple, Robert Stewart (1871–1953), manufacturer of scientific instruments and collector, was born on 1 August 1871 in Richmond, Surrey. He was the eldest son of George Mathews Whipple,...

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