chapter  4
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‘At the Sign of the Golden Spectacles’: The Piccadilly Workshop

Ramsden, the famous Ramsden, to whom astronomy and the physical sciences are so beholden.

Fontana to the Duc de Chaulnes, c.1776, Opuscoli scientifici di Felice Fontana (1783), 156-70

That every part of his instruments may be fabricated under his own inspection, Mr Ramsden has in his workshops men of every branch of trade necessary for completing them.