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Josiah Thomas Slugg

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Chemist, of Manchester. Member of the Royal Astronomical Society

Author of several books on astronomy and 'Reminiscences of Manchester Fifty Years Ago' published in 1881[1]

1862 Advertising Slugg's Model Four-Guinea Microscope. Address: 214 Stretford Road[2]

1863 Advertising Slugg's Microscopes, 'the cheapest made'.[3]

1863 Advertising Slugg's astronomical teslescopes and parallactic stands.[4]

1888 Died in his 75th year at his residence in Chorlton-cum-Hardy. 'To his genius the public are indebted mainly for the introduction of cheap telescopes.'[5]

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Sources of Information

  1. [1] 'Reminiscences of Manchester Fifty Years Ago' by J. T. Slugg, 1881
  2. Enniskillen Chronicle and Erne Packet - Thursday 20 February 1862
  3. Army and Navy Gazette - Saturday 5 December 1863
  4. Illustrated London News - Saturday 26 December 1863
  5. Manchester Courier and Lancashire General Advertiser, Monday 6 August 1888