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Cail (Scientific Instruments)

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c.1855 mine surveyor's dial on display at Sunderland Museum

John Cail worked in the early 1820s for Troughton in London. He opened his own workshop in Newcastle, and in the 1850s was joined by his brother, Septimus Anthony Cail.[1]

John Cail was working at various addresses in Newcastle upon Tyne from 1825-65.

1844 John Cail, Mathematical and Philosophical Instrument Maker and Optician, 61 Pilgrim Street and 45 Quayside, Newcastle.

1855-65 at 21 Grey Street


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Sources of Information

  1. [1] Gilai Collectibles website, A 19th Century Azimuth Compass by J. Cail Newcastle