Josiah Thomas Slugg
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
1862 Advertising Slugg's Model Four-Guinea Microscope. Address: 214 Stretford Road
1863 Advertising Slugg's Microscopes, 'the cheapest made'.
1863 Advertising Slugg's astronomical teslescopes and parallactic stands.
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.'
Sources of Information
-  'Reminiscences of Manchester Fifty Years Ago' by J. T. Slugg, 1881
- Enniskillen Chronicle and Erne Packet - Thursday 20 February 1862
- Army and Navy Gazette - Saturday 5 December 1863
- Illustrated London News - Saturday 26 December 1863
- Manchester Courier and Lancashire General Advertiser, Monday 6 August 1888