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  ABDNP201645a03.JPG - W.F. Stanley: Theodolite William F. Stanley began his drawing instrument firm in 1854 and his name became synonymous with high-quality products.  We have examples in the collection.  The firm diversified into surveying instruments that matched the products of Cooke, Troughton & Simms and Hilger & Watts in the 20th century.  W. F. Stanley & Co. Ltd. almost saw out the whole of the 20th century before finally going into liquidation in 1999. The practice of surveying has been in our academic syllabus since the 18th century and can still be found in the Engineering degree programme.  The instrument collection contains a substantial number of items relevant to surveying and the related subjects of navigation and precision drawing. ABDNP:201645a  
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William F. Stanley began his drawing instrument firm in 1854 and his name became synonymous with high-quality products. We have examples in the collection. The firm diversified into surveying instruments that matched the products of Cooke, Troughton & Simms and Hilger & Watts in the 20th century. W. F. Stanley & Co. Ltd. almost saw out the whole of the 20th century before finally going into liquidation in 1999.

The practice of surveying has been in our academic syllabus since the 18th century and can still be found in the Engineering degree programme. The instrument collection contains a substantial number of items relevant to surveying and the related subjects of navigation and precision drawing.

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