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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.

See Adams family

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...

Adams junior, George (1750–1795)

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

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

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Adams senior, George (bap. 1709, d. 1772)

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

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

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Adams, William (1823–1904), engineer

George W. Carpenter.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Engineering (General). 548 words.

Adams, William (1823–1904), engineer, was born in Limehouse, London, on 15 October 1823, the second son and third child in the family of three sons and two daughters of John Samuel Adams,...

Adamson, Daniel (1820–1890), engineer and entrepreneur

J. Gordon Read.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Engineering (General); Business and Management. 853 words.

Adamson, Daniel (1820–1890), engineer and entrepreneur, was born on 30 April 1820 at Shildon, co. Durham. He was the thirteenth of fifteen children, seven sons and eight daughters, born to...

Adie, Alexander James (1775–1858), maker of scientific instruments

A. D. Morrison-Low.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Science and Mathematics; Instruments and Instrumentation Engineering. 965 words.

Adie, Alexander James (1775–1858), maker of scientific instruments, was born on 7 January 1775, and baptized at Greyfriars parish church, Edinburgh, the posthumous second son of John Adie...

Adie, John (1805–1857), maker of scientific instruments

A. D. Morrison-Low.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Science and Mathematics; Instruments and Instrumentation Engineering. 574 words.

Adie, John (1805–1857), maker of scientific instruments, was born on 27 September 1805 in Edinburgh, the eldest of four sons of Alexander James Adie (1775–1858), scientific instrument...

Albert, Charles (b. 1767, d. in or after 1834)

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Law; Criminology and Criminal Justice; Engineering and Technology; Engineering (General). 3 words.

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Alexander, Daniel Asher (1768–1846), architect and engineer

Annette Peach.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Architecture; Engineering (General). 804 words.

Alexander, Daniel Asher (1768–1846), architect and engineer, was born on 6 May 1768 in the parish of St Olave, Southwark, London, the son of Daniel Alexander, broker, and his wife,...

Allan, Sir William (1837–1903), engineer and politician

A. H. Millar.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: UK Politics; Engineering (General). 619 words.

Allan, Sir William (1837–1903), engineer and politician, born at Dundee on 29 November 1837, was the third son of James Allan (d. 1883), machine maker, and his wife, Margaret Dickson (d....

Allen, Elias (c. 1588–1653), maker of mathematical instruments

H. K. Higton.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Science and Mathematics; Instruments and Instrumentation Engineering. 765 words.

Allen, Elias (c. 1588–1653), maker of mathematical instruments, was born near Tonbridge, Kent, probably in Ashurst, of unknown parentage. Apprenticed in 1602 to London instrument maker...

Anderson, Adam (1780–1846), natural philosopher and engineer

Kenneth J. Cameron.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Earth Sciences and Geography; Philosophy; Engineering (General). 867 words.

Anderson, Adam (1780–1846), natural philosopher and engineer, was born on 29 June 1780 in Tulliallan parish, Perthshire, third son in the family of four sons and two daughters of Andrew...

Anderson, John August

Ronald S. Brashear.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Physics; Science and Mathematics; Instruments and Instrumentation Engineering. 1194 words.

Anderson, John August (07 August 1876–02 December 1959), physicist, was born in Rollag, Minnesota, the son of Brede Anderson and Ellen Martha Berg, farmers. Anderson received his B.S. in...

Appold, John George (1800–1865), fur dyer and engineer

Colin A. Hempstead.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction; Engineering (General). 859 words.

Appold, John George (1800–1865), fur dyer and engineer, was born on 14 April 1800 at 23 Wilson Street, Finsbury Square, London, the only child of Christian Appold, fur dyer. His father, an...

Arnold, John (1735/6–1799), watch and chronometer maker

Jonathan Betts.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Science and Mathematics; Instruments and Instrumentation Engineering. 910 words.

Arnold, John (1735/6–1799), watch and chronometer maker, was the son of John Arnold (1702–1776), clockmaker, of Bodmin, Cornwall. He was apprenticed to his father and probably worked...

Atkins, Samuel Elliott (1807–1898), chronometer maker and politician

Anita McConnell.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: UK Politics; Science and Mathematics; Instruments and Instrumentation Engineering. 496 words.

Atkins, Samuel Elliott (1807–1898), chronometer maker and politician, was born on 13 April 1807 at Clement's Lane, off Lombard Street in the City of London, the son of George Atkins,...

Atkins, Sir William Sydney Albert (1902–1989), engineer

Caldecote.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Engineering (General). 982 words.

Atkins, Sir William Sydney Albert (1902–1989), engineer, was born on 6 February 1902 at 74 Medway Road, Bow, London, the second of three sons (there was also a daughter, who died at the age...

Auditory warning sounds in the work environment

R. D. Patterson.

in Human Factors in Hazardous Situations

July 1990; p ublished online March 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Engineering (General). 4206 words.

Flooding the environment with sound is certain to attract attention; however it also causes startled reactions and prevents communications at a crucial point in time. In collaboration with...

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Austin, Herbert, Baron Austin (1866–1941), engineer and motor vehicle manufacturer

Roy Church.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Transport Technology and Trades; Transport; Engineering (General). 3311 words.

Austin, Herbert, Baron Austin (1866–1941), engineer and motor vehicle manufacturer, was born on 8 November 1866 at Grange Farm, Deep Mill Lane, Little Missenden, Buckinghamshire, the second...