Tools of Knowledge

Modelling the Creative Communities of the Scientific Instrument Trade, 1550-1914

Supply chains: lifting the lid on the scientific instrument trade Posted on 16 March 2022 by Boris Jardine On October 21, 1830, the Holborn optician and instrument maker William Harris confided to his assistant William Jonas that he was feeling ‘apprehensive’. The reason: debt. To the outside world, Harris’ business might have looked like itContinue reading

  Instrument Makers as Corporate Identities: The Cary Microscope and Patrick Adie’s Extensometer Posted on 2 November 2021 by Matt Beros This is the first of a series of posts written by members of the Tools of Knowledge project. Our blog will deal with both scholarly and technical questions we encounter and give regular updatesContinue reading