Biographical entry Blanch, James (1784? - 1841)
- 27 October 1841
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
- Scientific instrument maker and Metrologist
James Blanch (1784?-1841), who was probably born in London, had a business in Sydney from 1821 as a mathematical and philosophical instrument maker and general worker in silver and brass. He had arrived as a convict on 18 January 1816 and subsequently gained his Ticket of Leave in February 1821.
- Holland, Julian, 'Metrology in Retrospect: Our First Metrologist?', The Australian Metrologist, vol. 21, May, 2000, pp. 3-4. Also available at http://members.optusnet.com.au/jph8524/JHjames_blanch.htm. Details
Created: 16 December 2005