Henry Hindley

Henry Hindley

Henry Hindley (1701 – 1771) was an 18th century clockmaker and maker of scientific instruments. He was the inventor of a screw-cutting lathe. He built a clock for York Minster, England, where he apparently lived for much of his life, in 1752.

Hindley was known to have made one of the first dividing engines.Maurice Daumas, "Scientific Instruments of the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries and Their Makers", Portman Books, London 1989 ISBN 978-0713407273] These devices are essential for the construction of accurate graduated arcs on scientific instruments.

Solid information about the man, outside of his relationship with John Smeaton, appears to be difficult to come by.

He is thought to have made the world's first equatorially-mounted telescope, which can now be seen in Burton Constable Hall.

ee also

*List of astronomical instrument makers


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