Biographical entry Blanch, James (1784? - 1841)
- 27 October 1841
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
- Scientific instrument maker and Metrologist
James Blanch, 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, 21 (May) (2000), 3-4. http://members.optusnet.com.au/jph8524/JHjames_blanch.htm. Details
Created: 16 December 2005, Last modified: 17 December 2019