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Alexander James Adie (1875-1858)

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Alexander James Adie (1875-1858)

1875 Born

c.1889 Apprenticed to his uncle John Miller, one of the leading eighteenth-century Scottish instrument makers. Their partnership of Miller and Adie began in 1804 and although Miller died in 1815, the business continued under the same name until 1822.

1808 Birth of son Alexander James Adie

1818 Patent No. 4323 for his improved air barometer, known as the sympiesometer

1819 Elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh.

Appointed optician to William IV and Queen Victoria.

1835 He went into partnership with his son John Adie under the name Adie and Son

The business was extended to Liverpool and London by his other sons, Richard Adie and Patrick Adie.

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