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Poekrich [Pockrich], Richard (1696/7–1759), inventor of musical glasses and social and economic reformer

D. J. O'Donoghue

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/22420

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Poekrich [Pockrich], Richard (1696/7–1759), inventor of musical glasses and social and economic reformer, was born in Aghnamallagh, near the town of Monaghan, Ireland, and was descended from a Cromwellian planter family which had been granted land in co. Monaghan in the seventeenth century. His father, a landed gentleman also named ...

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Subjects: Social and Cultural History ; Society and Culture ; Engineering and Technology ; Instrument-building Firms ; Labour and Demographic Economics ; Economics

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