Makers/Manufacturers: Rutland

Wing, John (c.1673-1715) was an instrument maker from Pickworth, Rutland, who made sundials and designed a portable plane table (Websters Instrument Makers Database) –
so far, I have no information about how this John Wing was related to the other members of the ‘Wing Dynasty’ (see Vincent Wing [1619-68] ODNB).

Wing, Tycho (1726-1776), instrument maker, astronomer and astrologer, was born in Pickworth, Rutland (Twickenham Museum) and was a son of Tycho Wing (1696-1750) [Capp]. In May 1741, he was apprenticed to Thomas Heath, an instrument maker in London. In 1749 he married Hypatia Heath, daughter of Thomas Heath and from 1753 to 1773, he was in partnership with his father-in-law, Thomas Heath. Their instruments included an equinoctial sundial and dialling instrument as well as a universal inclining dial [Twickenham Museum]. The Heath and Wing catalogue of instruments for 1765 can be viewed online [Manthey] and there are many examples of instruments by Heath and Wing, which are held in museums in the UK and abroad. There are several websites that can be used to identify the location of Heath and Wing instruments in museums [Websters; ISIN]. Thomas Heath and Tycho Wing presented to the Royal Society in 1766, a reflecting telescope, which was probably made by Newton in 1671 [Work by Hand and Brain]. The Company of Stationers published an almanac written by Tycho Wing with the title OLNMPIA DWMATA [sic] or an Almanack for the year of our Lord 1775 wherein is contained Lunations, Conjunctions, Aspects and Effects of the Planets (see Vincent Wing [1619-68]