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J. Somalvico & Co
Newly invented portable walking-stick telescope : with achromatic object-glasses, of exceeding great power, by which views of nature's scenery & animate objects are warranted to be seen clearly, at a distance of six miles : made in handsome foreign woods, and sold wholesale, at extremely moderate prices by the manufacturers, J. Somalvico and Co. opticians, London, Hatton Garden.
[London] : Senefelderian Press, Pocock, lithographer, Gt. Saffran Hill, Hatton Garden, [between 1842 and 1850]
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1 sheet ([1] page) ; 21 cm
Rare Books and Manuscripts
Eph Sci 5
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Fund
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The Somalvicos were a prolific and noted family of instrument makers based in London, renowned for the fine quality of their barometers and scientific instruments. Joseph Somalvico (fl. 1805-19) specialized in barometers, and was based in Holborn Hill and Brook Street. His son James (ca. 1820) worked out of Kirby Street in Hatton Gardens, and Somalvico and Co., was founded by his son Joseph (active 1833-60) and continued to use the Hatton Garden workshop.
Thomas William Pocock was active at Gt. Saffron Hill or Hatton Garden from 1842 to 1850. See: Twyman, M. A directory of London lithographic printers, 1800-1850.
Lithographed advertisement.
Subject Terms:
Artists' tools -- Great Britain.
J. Somalvico & Co.
Optical instruments -- Great Britain.
Scientific apparatus and instruments industry -- Great Britain.
Telescopes -- Great Britain.
Lithographs -- 1842-1850.
Pocock, Thomas William (Lithographer), lithographer.
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