Joseph Farr

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Manlius Village, NY  

Pittsfield, MA

"Joseph Farr was born in Cummington, Massachusetts February 4, 1775.  He died in Manlius Village, New York on December 2, 1845.  His father, Joseph, Sr. was the first innkeeper in Cummington (1771) who died there on February 24, 1796.  Joseph Farr was a silversmith by trade and a manufacturer of mathematical instruments."

Reference:  Smart, Charles E.   The Makers Of Surveying Instruments In America Since 1700  Troy, New York:  Regal Art Press.  1962  

At some point early in his career, Farr appears to have lived in Pittsfield, Massachusetts, as the above pictured compass is signed J. Farr, Pittsfield, No. 38.


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