Rittenhouse, David, 1732-1796

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Dates:
Birth 1732-04-08
Death 1796-06-26
American
English

Biographical notes:

David Rittenhouse was a maker of clocks and astronomical instruments in Norriton (Norristown) and Philadelphia, Penn.

From the description of Tall case brass dial clock, ca. 1770-1780. (Winterthur Library). WorldCat record id: 668311544

From the description of Tall case brass dial clock, ca. 1765-1775. (Winterthur Library). WorldCat record id: 668311425

From the description of Brass dial wall clock, ca. 1774. (Winterthur Library). WorldCat record id: 668311652

From the description of Tall case brass dial clock, ca. 1770. (Winterthur Library). WorldCat record id: 668311525

From the description of Tall case brass dial clock, 1760-1770. (Winterthur Library). WorldCat record id: 668258789

From the description of Tall case brass dial clock, ca. 1750-1755. (Winterthur Library). WorldCat record id: 668311738

From the description of Tall case brass dial clock, ca. 1773. (Winterthur Library). WorldCat record id: 668311597

From the description of Tall case brass dial clock, ca. 1780-1796. (Winterthur Library). WorldCat record id: 668306818

From the description of Clock, ca. 1785-1795. (Winterthur Library). WorldCat record id: 770380146

From the description of Tall case brass dial clock, ca. 1760-1770. (Winterthur Library). WorldCat record id: 668311679

From the description of Tall case brass dial clock, 1769. (Winterthur Library). WorldCat record id: 668311554

From the description of Tall case brass dial clock, ca. 1769. (Winterthur Library). WorldCat record id: 668311458

From the description of Tall case brass dial clock, ca. 1770-1773. (Winterthur Library). WorldCat record id: 668311479

From the description of Tall case brass dial clock, ca. 1780. (Winterthur Library). WorldCat record id: 668311439

From the description of Tall case brass dial clock, ca. 1760-1775. (Winterthur Library). WorldCat record id: 668311503

David Rittenhouse was an instrument-maker, astronomer, and treasurer of Pennsylvania. He was elected to the American Philosophical Society in 1768, and served as its president from 1791 to 1796.

From the description of Receipt book, 1779-1785. (American Philosophical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 86165464

From the description of Meteorological observations, 1784. (American Philosophical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 122578994

From the guide to the David Rittenhouse receipt book, 1779-1785, 1779-1785, (American Philosophical Society)

David Rittenhouse was an instrument-maker, astronomer, and treasurer of Pennsylvania; he was elected to the American Philosophical Society in 1768.

From the guide to the Meteorological observations, 1784-1805, 1784-1805, (American Philosophical Society)

David Rittenhouse was an instrument-maker, astronomer, and treasurer of Pennsylvania. He was elected to the American Philosophical Society in 1768.

From the description of Meteorological observations, 1784-1805. (American Philosophical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 122380142

Philadelphia astronomer, mathematician, and public official.

From the description of ALS : Philadelphia, to an unidentified correspondent, 1777 Mar. 5. (Rosenbach Museum & Library). WorldCat record id: 122580967

Philadelphia astronomer.

From the description of ALS : to William Moore, 1781 June 26. (Rosenbach Museum & Library). WorldCat record id: 122466305

Inventor, astronomer, mathematician, public official in Pennsylvania, and educator.

From the description of Papers of David Rittenhouse, 1781-1795. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79449692

Philadelphia astronomer and mathematician, treasurer of Pennsylvania, first director of the U.S. Mint.

From the description of ALS : to Elias Boudinot, 1796 Feb. 12. (Rosenbach Museum & Library). WorldCat record id: 86165788

David Rittenhouse was an instrument-maker, astronomer, and treasurer of Pennsylvania. Elected to the American Philosophical Society in 1768, he served as its president from 1791 to 1796.

From the guide to the Meteorological observations, 1784, 1784, (American Philosophical Society)



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  • Meteorology--Observations
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  • Natural History
  • Penobscot Indians
  • United States--History--Revolution, 1775-1783
  • Meteorology -- Observations -- Pennsylvania.
  • Oneida Indians
  • Taxation -- Pennsylvania -- Bucks County.
  • Government Affairs
  • Micrometers (Instruments)
  • Southwest Indians
  • Clocks and watches--18th century
  • Astronomy--Observations
  • Onondaga Indians
  • Isleta Indians
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  • Cayuga Indians
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  • Astronomy -- Observations.
  • Physics -- History.

Occupations:

  • Mathematicians.
  • Astronomers.
  • Educators.
  • Public officials--Pennsylvania.
  • Inventors.

Places:

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  • Pennsylvania--Norristown (as recorded)
  • Pennsylvania (as recorded)
  • Pennsylvania--Philadelphia (as recorded)
  • Pennsylvania--Norristown (as recorded)
  • Pennsylvania--Philadelphia (as recorded)
  • Pennsylvania (as recorded)
  • Pennsylvania--Norristown (as recorded)
  • Pennsylvania--Norristown (as recorded)
  • Pennsylvania--Philadelphia (as recorded)
  • Pennsylvania--Philadelphia (as recorded)
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  • Pennsylvania--Norristown (as recorded)
  • Pennsylvania--Norristown (as recorded)
  • Pennsylvania--Philadelphia (as recorded)
  • Bucks County (Pa.) (as recorded)
  • Pennsylvania--Norristown (as recorded)
  • Pennsylvania--Philadelphia (as recorded)
  • Pennsylvania--Norristown (as recorded)
  • Pennsylvania--Philadelphia (as recorded)
  • Pennsylvania--Philadelphia (as recorded)
  • Pennsylvania--Norristown (as recorded)
  • Pennsylvania--Norristown (as recorded)