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Thomas Cooke (c1806-1868), of T. Cooke and Sons, York, was a self-taught optical engineer
1837 Established a scientific instrument manufacturing business in York
1855 He built his own factory on Bishophill, York, producing a great range of goods from spectacles, telescopes and surveying equipment to sundials, clocks and lathes.
1868 Died. Obituary.