The Adams of Fleet Street: Instrument Makers to King George John R. Millburn

ISBN: 9780754600800

Published: January 1st 2000

Hardcover

384 pages


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The Adams of Fleet Street: Instrument Makers to King George  by  John R. Millburn

The Adams of Fleet Street: Instrument Makers to King George by John R. Millburn
January 1st 2000 | Hardcover | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, audiobook, mp3, ZIP | 384 pages | ISBN: 9780754600800 | 8.42 Mb

A comprehensive study of the instrument-making business run by the Adams family, from its foundation in 1734 to bankruptcy in 1817. It is based on detailed research in the archival sources as well as examination of extant instruments and publicationsMoreA comprehensive study of the instrument-making business run by the Adams family, from its foundation in 1734 to bankruptcy in 1817.

It is based on detailed research in the archival sources as well as examination of extant instruments and publications by George Adams senior and his two sons, George junior and Dudley. Separate chapters are devoted to George seniors family background, his royal connections, and his new globes- George juniors numerous publications, and his dealings with van Marum- and Dudleys dabbling with medico-electrical therapeutics.



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