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Was born and lived for some time in Waterford.

Does anyone happen to know where he was born or where he worked? Ideally I'm looking for street locations or a map reference.
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Replied by jeyjey on topic Re: Thomas Grubb

Albert --

I believe the Armagh 15", the Markree 13", and the Dunsink 12" were all built in Dublin. I don't know when he moved there -- the only dates I have are 1835 for the Armagh 15", and 1868 for his retirement (still in Dublin).

His son (Howard) built the Armagh 10" in 1885. He was still based in Dublin at that time.

There's a bunch of good stuff at the Armagh Observatory web site: star.arm.ac.uk/history.html .

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Replied by stepryan on topic Re: Thomas Grubb

Was born and lived for some time in Waterford.

Does anyone happen to know where he was born or where he worked? Ideally I'm looking for street locations or a map reference.



albert,
there is a book "victorian telescope makers, the lives and letters of thomas and howard grubb" by I.S. Glass ISBN 0-7503-0454-5 . this is basically about their lives and their work plus a list of publications about them.
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Replied by ctr on topic Re: Thomas Grubb

Was born and lived for some time in Waterford.

Does anyone happen to know where he was born or where he worked? Ideally I'm looking for street locations or a map reference.


I was not aware of that but I'll do some investigating next week.

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Replied by Jared Macphester on topic Re: Thomas Grubb

These will help to get you started.

www.projects.ex.ac.uk/nlo/news/nlonews/1995-01/9501-12.htm

www.uv.es/obsast/in/instrum/grubb.html

The Glass book is the reference.

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Replied by eansbro on topic Re: Thomas Grubb

Al,

Grubbs workshop for building the telescopes was at Observatory Lane, Rathmines.

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Replied by DeirdreKelleghan on topic post

Are there any records of astronomical sketching from the Grubb in Dunsink,? also does anyone have the correct FL of the telescope and the details of the eyepiece used for public viewing?
I have been given various Focal Lengths

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