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Ambrose Swasey - Awards and honors

instruments company

Mechanical engineer, born in Exeter, New Hampshire, USA. In 1880 he joined a Cleveland company to make machine tools and optical instruments. He specialized in large telescopes, including the 36-in Lick telescope (1888), the 40-in Yerkes, and many others. His company also provided high-quality instruments to the military during World War 1.

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