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PetrieneeBerry

Berry & McKay - Aberdeen - Equipment

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James Berry was my ancestor and he was, amongst other things, ia clockmaker and optical instrument maker including telescopes.

I would be interested to find out if anybody out there has or knows about any euipment he made.

Please PM me with information, thanks

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Hi Martin ?  not a good idea posting your email, folks can PM info to you.

Dave

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7 minutes ago, Davey-T said:

Hi Martin ?  not a good idea posting your email, folks can PM info to you.

Dave

Thanks Dave, sorted now

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Hi Martin and welcome to SGL, Perhaps the archives held at your local Town Hall or Public library may have some information that could help, enjoy the forum :)

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Hi Martin, welcome. This could become an interesting thread in the " history of astronomy" forum in the science section

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Hi and welcome to the SGL.

I don't have or know of his equipment, but my first search gave this article, but  you may have already seen this during your own searches...
 
 https://lenathehyena.wordpress.com/2016/06/01/berry-and-mackay-mechanical-genius/

House looks similar.......as depicted in Google Earth

57 Marischal Street.jpg

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Greetings, Martin, & welcome to SGL - great to have you here!

Always feel free to ask any questions, we love them.

Enjoy!

Dave

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Good evening SGL,

Our family own a pair of brass non prizmatic binoculars with Berry & Mackay Aberdeen hard stammped onto the eye pieces. From the net they look very similar to sets that were made in France about the same time, based on the design. I have no idea of the date of manufacture, not detailed on the set. These have extendable / retractable sun hoods for the subject lens and black material applied where the set would be held. No leather involved with this set at the same position.  Our father worked in and around Aberdeen Harbour from about 1942 to about 1963 and likely that they were purchased during this period - realise quite a number of years. They have always been in the household as far as I can remember.  Hope this of interest. Mike

 

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