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Thomas Grubb (1800 - 1878):
Engineer and telescope builder


Thomas Grubb was born in Kilkenny. While working in Dublin he designed a machine which engraved, printed and numbered Bank of Ireland notes. He became interested in optics, and in 1835 he erected one of the first refractors at the Armagh Observatory. He also provided the refractors for Markree and Dunsink Observatories and for Melbourne, Australia. He was a member of the Royal Irish Academy and Fellow of the Royal Society of London.

Born: 4 August 1800
Died: 19 September 1878
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