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W. F. Stanley

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Confederate CSA Pocket brass telescope.
Confederate CSA Pocket brass telescope.
April 1870.
January 1880.
June 1880.
January 1888.
June 1888. Mathematical Instruments.
December 1889.
January 1896.

William F. Stanley of Great Turnstile, Holborn.

Mathematical, Drawing and Surveying Instruments.

1853 Company established.

William Ford Stanley was an inventor and engineer. He had 78 patents filed in the UK and US.

He designed and made precision drawing and mathematical instruments, surveying instruments and telescopes.

1866 Cycloscope for setting out railway and other curves. [1]

1869 Manufactured the Apomecometer as invented by R. Millar. [2]

1885 New Protractor. [3]

1894 Advert. [4]

See W. F. Stanley and Co

See Also


Sources of Information

  1. The Engineer 1866/06/08 p415
  2. The Engineer 1869/06/25
  3. The Engineer 1885/07/31
  4. 1894 Kelly's Directory of Northumberland