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Biographical entry Shephard, John (1852 - 1940)

Born
2 December 1852
Masbrough, Yorkshire, England
Died
15 May 1940
Brighton, Victoria, Australia
Occupation
Engineer

Summary

John Shephard made a micro-ruling engine for test rulings in about 1893. The only surviving rest ruling has a series of bands whose resolution goes down to one half of a micron. He was interested in microscopy and established a reputation in microscopy circles in Melbourne for which he was long remembered. Shephard was initially an apprentice then fitter with Guest & Chrimes Ltd in Rotherham, Yorkshire UK, 1863-1883). After arriving in Australia he set up Davies, Shephard & Co. - an engineering and brass founders firm in Melbourne (1884-). Shephard was a one-time President of the Royal Society of Victoria from 1912 to 1913.

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  • Gold, Ergad; Greener, Rosalie (Ed) ed., Inventive Vics Exhibition (Melbourne, Victoria: Australian Scientific Industry Association, 1985), 58 pp. Optical Ruling Engines. Details

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