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Henry Sutton

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c.1637-1665

London instrument-maker, active mainly between 1650 and 1661. He became one of the best-known engravers of scales, quadrants, and other scientific instruments. Samuel Knibb (1625-1674) and John Marke worked with him.[1]

The Museo Galileo (Florence) has on display a working calculating machine made in 1664. See photos. The machine was invented by Sir Samuel Morland and built by Henry Sutton and Samuel Knibb. Morland donated it to Grand Duke Cosimo III de' Medici in 1679. For more information on the machine, see Museo Galileo webpage.


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  1. [1] Museo Galileo: Henry Sutton webpage