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Simms, Williamlocked

(1793–1860)
  • Anita McConnell

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Simms, William (1793–1860), maker of scientific instruments, was born on 7 December 1793 in Birmingham, the second of nine children of William Simms (1763–1828), toy maker, and his wife, Sarah, née Thompson (1767–1834). In 1794 the family moved to London where the father turned to the manufacture of marine compasses. ...

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