John Bird, British mathematical instrument maker, 1770s.
4 0 c m
 
31cm
actual image size: 23cm x 32cm

John Bird, British mathematical instrument maker, 1770s.

Green, V

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Engraving by V Green after C Lewis. Bird (1709-1776) made astronomical instruments of improved accuracy 'for which he was honoured with a considerable recompense by the Commisioners of Longitude'. In 1750 he constructed a bras mural quadrant for Greenwich Observatory.
 

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