Francis Watkins and the Dollond Telescope Patent Controversy

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Ashgate Publishing, Ltd., 28 de juny 2014 - 402 pàgines
Francis Watkins was an eminent figure in his field of mathematical and optical instrument making in mid-eighteenth century London. Working from original documents, Brian Gee has uncovered the life and times of this optical instrument maker.

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on Becoming an optical instrument Maker
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John Dollonds Refrangibility Experiments 17571758 2 Fees Charged at Chancery in ProcuringLetters Patent 315 323
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The optical community in eighteenthcentury london
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at the sign of sir isaac newtons head
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From newtons error to halls solution
73
The rise ofJohn dollond and his patent
101
peter dollond and his conflict with Watkins smith
145
peter dollond and his Further disputes with opticians
175
new conflicts within the spectaclemakers company
205
The Unexpected longevity of chester Moor hall
231
one hundred years at charing cross
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after Watkins hill
293
Articles of Copartnership between Mr Francis Watkins
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Index
375
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Brian Gee was a member of the Scientific Instrument Society from its foundation in 1983. He published numerous key works on scientific instruments and had almost completed this monograph on the Dollond patent controversy before he died in 2009. Anita McConnell is an independent historian of science, living near Cambridge. A.D. Morrison-Low won the 2008 Paul Bunge Prize for her bookMaking Scientific Instruments in the Industrial Revolution (Aldershot: Ashgate, 2007). She is Principal Curator, Science, at National Museums Scotland.

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