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Grubb Telescope Company (1833-1925), Rathmines, Dublin, maker of telescopes and other optical instruments. Founded by Thomas Grubb (1800-78), who was laterjoined by his son Howard (1844-1931) in 1867.  During this period they constructed some of the largest astronomical telescopes in the world. By the First World War the factory was making periscopes and was  moved from Dublin to St Albans, England, by order of the Admiralty.   By 1925 the company, now known as Sir Howard Grubb and Son, was taken over and renamed  Grubb-Parsons (Glass 1997; Grace’s Guide).

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