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Simms, William, 1793 - 1860 (scientific instrument maker)


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Observations of transits, 1832 - 1833

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 5/13
Scope and Contents

Original transit observations, 6 June 1832 - 10 September 1833, with adjustments to, reversal of, and repairs to the transit instrument involving Messrs Troughton and Simms; adjustment of the transit clock; meridian marks at Chingford and Blackwall; and observations of Saturn's rings.

Dates: 1832 - 1833
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