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Nairne, Edward (1726–1806), instrument maker and natural philosopher

Simon Schaffer

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Published in print September 2004 |
Published online September 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780198614128 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ref:odnb/19726

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Nairne, Edward (1726–1806), instrument maker and natural philosopher, was the son of Edward Nairne, and perhaps a native of Sandwich, Kent. In 1741 he was apprenticed to the London optical instrument maker Matthew Loft, to whose business he succeeded, becoming free of the ...

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Subjects: Earth Sciences and Geography ; Philosophy ; Science and Mathematics ; Instruments and Instrumentation Engineering

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