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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, Vt. : Ashgate, ©2014.
Series: Science, technology, and culture, 1700-1945.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Working from original documents consulted for the first time, Brian Gee has uncovered the life and times of an eighteenth-century mathematical and optical instrument maker, Francis Watkins, who played an important role in one of the most significant legal cases to touch this profession, the patenting of the achromatic lens in telescopes. The book explains Watkins' origins and his partnership with the Dollond firm,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Patents
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Gee, Brian.
Francis Watkins and the Dollond telescope patent controversy.
Farnham, Surrey ; Burlington, Vt. : Ashgate, [2014]
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Brian Gee; Anita McConnell; A D Morrison-Low
ISBN: 9781409466444 1409466442 1306907853 9781306907859 9781409466451 1409466450 9781317133308 1317133307
OCLC Number: 879074366
Description: 1 online resource.
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: by Brian Gee ; edited by Anita McConnell and A.D. Morrison-Low.

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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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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 fur Read more...

 
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