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John Rowley (Instrument Maker)

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of Fleet Street, London

Regarded as being the first to make planetaria with clockwork movements (orreries). Rowley took over the workshop established by a Mr. Worgan, and in turn the business passed successively to Thomas Wright, Benjamin Cole, and John and Edward Troughton (1782).

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