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Jesse Ramsden (1735-1800) : London's leading scientific instrument maker

Author: Anita McConnell
Publisher: Aldershot, England ; Burlington, Vt. : Ashgate, ©2007.
Series: Science, technology, and culture, 1700-1945.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Jesse Ramsden was one of the most prominent manufacturers of scientific instruments in the latter half of the eighteenth century ... In this, the first biography of Jesse Ramsden, Dr. Anita McConnell reconstructs his life and career and presents us with a detailed account of the instrument trade in this period."--Jacket.
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Biographies
Named Person: J Ramsden; J Ramsden; Jesse Ramsden; Jesse Ramsden
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Anita McConnell
ISBN: 9780754661368 0754661369
OCLC Number: 83609626
Description: xiv, 318 pages, [4] pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm.
Contents: Early life --
Entering trade --
Dividing engines --
'At the sign of the Golden Spectacles': The Piccadilly workshop --
Observatory instruments and expeditions, before 1786 --
Observatory instruments and expeditions, after 1786 --
A miscellany of instruments --
Surveying and the great geodetic theodolites --
Roy and Ramsden: dispute over his standard of work --
Final years --
Ramsden's Will and probate --
Sarah and John Ramsden --
The craft inheritors at Piccadilly --
Tales of a great man.
Series Title: Science, technology, and culture, 1700-1945.
Responsibility: Anita McConnell.
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