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Michael Butterfield

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Michael Butterfield, born in England, became a prominent maker of scientific instruments in Paris.

Born c.1635?

He was working in Paris by 1677.

Died 28 May 1724.

A small sector by Butterfield is on display in the Prague National Technical Museum.

See Also


Sources of Information

  • 'Scientific Instruments of the 17th & 18th Centuries and their Makers' by Maurice Daumas, translated by Dr Mary Holbrook, Portman Books, 1972