Thomas Greenough – American Instrument Maker

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A surveyor's compass made by Thomas Greenough of Boston

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A Colonial brass Theodolite with silvered dial and alidade with read-outs and finely-cut folding sights with twin clamps

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Thomas Greenough was born in Boston in 1710, and also died in Boston, 1785. His instruments can be found at the Peabody Essex Institute, Franklin Institute, South Natick Historical Society, Old Sturbridge Village, Western Reserve Historical Society and Bucks County Historical Society. He came from a family active in the maritime trades. His father was a shipwright, his brother a sail maker and his son Thomas, Jr., was also an instrument maker.


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