Riding the wave

Instrument makers

Jesse RAMSDEN, 1735-1800

Manufacturer of optical, astronomical and mathematical instruments, renowned and licensed by the Astronomical Institute

Active from 1762 to death

Fellow of the Royal Society, was awarded the Copley Medal in 1792

Offices in London:

Strand, Haymarket, 199 Piccadilly

Student of Mark Burton, had many apprentices and coworkers of fame

(Clifton 1995)

By Paola Presciuttini