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Francis Watkins and the Dollond Telescope Patent Controversy

Author: Brian Gee; edited by Anita McConnell; A D Morrison-Low
Publisher: London Taylor and Francis 2016
Series: Science, Technology and Culture, 1700-1945
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...

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Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Computer File, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Brian Gee; edited by Anita McConnell; A D Morrison-Low
ISBN: 9781317133308 1317133307 9781409466437 1409466434
OCLC Number: 1022561920
Description: 1 Online-Ressource (431 Seiten)
Contents: Contents: Foreword; Editors' introduction; On becoming an optical instrument maker; The optical community in 18th-century London; At the sign of Sir Isaac Newton's Head; The chromatic problem: from Newton's error to Hall's solution; The rise of John Dollond and his patent; Peter Dollond and his conflict with Watkins & Smith; Peter Dollond and his further disputes with opticians; New conflicts with the Spectaclemakers' Company; The unexpected longevity of Chester Moor Hall; One hundred years at Charing Cross; After Watkins & Hill; Appendices; Bibliography; Index.
Series Title: Science, Technology and Culture, 1700-1945

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Recipient of the Paul Bunge Prize 2015, awarded for outstanding research in the study of scientific instruments by the Gesellschaft Deutscher Chemiker (GDCh) and the Deutschen Bunsen-Gesellschaft Read more...

 
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