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Alexis Magny

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French optician, clockmaker, scientific instrument maker.

Born in Namps-au-Mont, near Amiens, 1712.

1751-4 He made a number of very elaborate microscopes of the type designed by the Duc de Chaulnes.

For more information, see 'Scientific Instruments of the 17th & 18th Centuries and their Makers' by Maurice Daumas[1].


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Sources of Information

  1. 'Scientific Instruments of the 17th & 18th Centuries and their Makers' by Maurice Daumas, translated by Dr Mary Holbrook, Portman Books, 1972, pp.266-7