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Francis Watkins and the Dollond Telescope Patent Controversy

Author: Brian Gee; Anita McConnell; A D Morrison-Low
Publisher: Farnham, Surrey ; Burlington, Vermont : Ashgate, [2014]
Series: Science, technology, and culture, 1700-1945.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView 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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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: ebook version:
Named Person: Francis Watkins; Peter Dollond; John Dollond; John Dollond; John Dollond; Peter Dollond; Francis Watkins
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Brian Gee; Anita McConnell; A D Morrison-Low
ISBN: 9781409466437 1409466434 1409466442 9781409466444 1409466450 9781409466451
OCLC Number: 864753110
Description: xxvi, 392 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm.
Contents: 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.
Series Title: Science, technology, and culture, 1700-1945.
Responsibility: Brian Gee ; edited by Anita McConnell and A.D. Morrison-Low.

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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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