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Abraham and Dancer

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Surveying instrument at Manchester's Museum of Science and Industry (MoSI)
c.1843 travelling microscope at MoSI. Used by James Prescott Joule for calibrating thermometers

of Manchester

Proportional dividers
Proportional dividers
Illustrating the quality of the hand-made components

See also J. B. Dancer and Abraham Abraham

Makers of optical and other scientific instruments between 1841 and 1845.

1845 Partnership dissolved. '...the Partnership heretofore subsisting between us the undersigned, as Opticians, at Manchester, in the county of Lancaster, under the firm of Abraham and Dancer, is dissolved, by mutual consent, as on the 31st day of December last. All debts due from or to the late partnership will be paid and received by the undersigned John Benjamin Dancer, by whom the business will hereafter be carried on.....(signed) Abraham Abraham'[1]

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