Grace's Guide To British Industrial History

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Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 149,919 pages of information and 235,419 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 147,919 pages of information and 233,587 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

John Crichton (London)

From Graces Guide
Crichton (and Brown) marine barometers on display at the SS Great Britain Museum. The Crighton instrument is from the SS Great Eastern

of 112 Leadenhall Street, London

Maker of scientific instruments, well known for marine barometers.

Apprenticed in 1820 to Benjamin Messer of The Minories in London.

Listed as trading in his own right by 1831, at 32 Fore Street, Limehouse, London.

He moved after three years to 112 Leadenhall Street, London where he advertised himself as instrument maker to the Honourable East India Company and to Trinity House.

Exhibited at the 1851 Great Exhibition, and awarded a prize medal for sextants and drawing instruments.

The firm continued to trade beyond 1864 as John Crichton and Son.

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