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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,...

Babbage, Henry Prevost (1824–1918)

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History; Land Forces and Warfare; Science and Mathematics; Instruments and Instrumentation Engineering. 3 words.

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Bain, Alexander (1810–1877), clockmaker and inventor

R. W. Burns.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Engineering and Technology; Information and Communication Technologies; Science and Mathematics; Instruments and Instrumentation Engineering. 822 words.

Bain, Alexander (1810–1877), clockmaker and inventor, was born in October 1810 at Houstry, in the parish of Watten, Caithness, the fifth of eleven children of John Bain, a crofter, and his...

Bayard, James Asheton

James M. Banner.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: US Politics; Science and Mathematics; Instruments and Instrumentation Engineering; Law; Criminology and Criminal Justice. 1254 words.

Bayard, James Asheton (28 July 1767–06 August 1815), attorney and politician, was born probably in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the son of James Asheton Bayard, a physician, and Agnes Hodge....

Belville, (Elizabeth) Ruth Naomi (1854–1943), horologist and merchant

David Rooney.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

P ublished online May 2012 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction; Science and Mathematics; Instruments and Instrumentation Engineering. 1605 words.

Belville, (Elizabeth) Ruth Naomi (1854–1943), horologist and merchant, was born on 5 March 1854 at 9 Hyde Vale Cottages, Greenwich, Kent, the only child of Belville, John Henry (1795?–1856)...

Bennett, Sir John (1814–1897), watchmaker and politician

Richard Harvey.

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. 1426 words.

Bennett, Sir John (1814–1897), watchmaker and politician, was born on 15 October 1814, the son of John Bennett (d. 1829/30) of Stockwell Street, Greenwich, watchmaker, and his wife,...

Bidstrup, Jesper (1763–1802)

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Law; Criminology and Criminal Justice; Science and Mathematics; Instruments and Instrumentation Engineering. 3 words.

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Bulova, Arde

David M. Walden.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Fashion, Jewellery, and Body Art; Politics; Science and Mathematics; Instruments and Instrumentation Engineering. 922 words.

Bulova, Arde (24 October 1889–19 March 1958), businessman, was born in New York City, the son of Joseph Bulova and Bertha Eisner. His father emigrated to New York from Bohemia and in 1873...

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...

Dollond, John (1707–1761)

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction; Science and Mathematics; Instruments and Instrumentation Engineering. 9 words.

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Holders of the Copley medal

Ferguson, James (1710–1776), lecturer on natural philosophy and inventor of scientific instruments

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...

Gulati, (Harbans) Lall (1895/6–1967), general practitioner, ophthalmologist, and local politician

Julian M. Simpson.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

P ublished online October 2012 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: UK Politics; Medicine and Health; Science and Mathematics; Instruments and Instrumentation Engineering. 851 words.

Gulati, (Harbans) Lall (1895/6–1967), general practitioner, ophthalmologist, and local politician, was born in Sherpur, near Lahore, Punjab, India, the son of Dola Ram Gulati. His date of...

Hall, Chester Moor (bap. 1703, d. 1771), lawyer and inventor of an achromatic lens

Anita McConnell.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Engineering and Technology; Law; Criminology and Criminal Justice; Science and Mathematics; Instruments and Instrumentation Engineering. 903 words.

Hall, Chester Moor (bap. 1703, d. 1771), lawyer and inventor of an achromatic lens, was baptized on 9 January 1703 at Leigh, Essex, the only son of Jehu Hall (d. 1728) and Sarah Moor (née B...

Hauksbee, Francis (1688–1763), instrument maker and lecturer on science

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...

Hewitt, Thomas Peter (1848–1933), watchmaker and businessman

Alun C. Davies.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Business and Management; Science and Mathematics; Instruments and Instrumentation Engineering. 648 words.

Hewitt, Thomas Peter (1848–1933), watchmaker and businessman, was born in Fall Lane, Prescot, Lancashire, on 1 December 1848, son of Joseph Hewitt (1823–1880) and his wife, Elizabeth, née M...

Lyle, David (fl. 1755–1762), maker of mathematical instruments and stenographer

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...

Martin, Benjamin (bap. 1705, d. 1782), lecturer on science and maker of scientific instruments

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)...

Pye, Harold John (1901–1986)

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction; Radio; Science and Mathematics; Instruments and Instrumentation Engineering. 4 words.

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Pye, William George (1869–1949), scientific instrument and radio manufacturer

Rowland F. Pocock.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction; Radio; Science and Mathematics; Instruments and Instrumentation Engineering. 822 words.

Pye, William George (1869–1949), scientific instrument and radio manufacturer, was born at Battersea, London, on 27 October 1869, the eldest son and the third of the eight children of...

Samuel [Samuels], Moses (1795–1860), watchmaker and Hebrew scholar

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...