- Also known as
primary name: Tuttell, Thomas
other name: Tuttle, Thomas
- individual; publisher/printer; scientific instrument maker; English; Male
- Other dates
- 1674-1702 (c. (birth))
- at the Kings Arms & Globe, Charing Cross, London
- Maker of mathematical instruments in London. Also publisher of a pack of mathematical playing cards. Photographs of two trade cards in Heal Collection. Heal,105.103 advertises "Mathematical Instruments made and Sold by Thom. Tuttell... Instruments relating to Dailling [sic], Surveying, Gauging, Fortification and Gunnery, in Silver, Brass, Ivory and Wood, and the best Weather Glasses &c. made by Tho: Tuttell." Heal's annotations on mount: "Samuel Pepys Collection. Another copy of this card is in the Bagford Bills. Size of original 6 1/2 x 5 1/4". Tuttell flourished 1700. Hilton-Prices Signs of the Strand gives him at this address 1697. In 'Samuel Pepys Private Correspondences' Vol.1.p.167 is a note of a debt to Tuttle [sic] instrument maker. In the Douce Collection, Bodleian Library, Vol.138. No.43 of 'Adds' is a different trade card of Thos. Tuttell, mathematical instrument maker to the King at above address and also 'against ye Royal Exchange in Cornhill'. Compare photo of another card in the Science Museum, Kensington. D.N.B. (under John Savage) says Savage engraved a pack of mathematical playing cards, after designs by Boitard, which were published by T. Tuttell. " Heal includes a cutting from 'Connoisseur' Sept. 1933 which mentions the same correspondence of Samuel Pepys as above. DR. R. T. Gunther, curator of the Old Ashmolean Library, gives me the following information about T. Tuttell: - 1695 he was at the Kings Arms & Globe, Charring Cross. 1695 his address is also given in that year as 'against the Royal Exchange in Cornhill' (see trade card in Douce collection, Bodliean). 1698 author of 'Description & Use of New Contrived Elliptical Double Dial As also of the Universal Acquinoctial Dial'. 'Post Boy' 22 June, 1697, Mr. Tuttell, mathematical instrument maker at the Kings Arms & Globe at Charing Cross advertises 'The Waywiser' (an instrument fixed to the axle tree of a coach to measure distances). 'Post Boy' 3 Feb. 1702, 'Thomas Tuttell, late His Majesty's Mathematical Instrument Maker & Hydrographer was unfortunately drowned while surveying the coast'. His widow advertised for the recovery of the body from Kings Arms & Globe near Charing Cross (fulll text of advert. in type-receipt)." Heal,105.104 advertises "Made by Tho. Tuttell..." and "Tho. Tuttell Charing Cross." Heal's annotations on mount: "Original in Science Museum, South Kensington." Other annotations on mount similar to above.