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Perhaps the most renowned Scottish Scientific Instrument Maker, Adie, the only instrument maker to be elected to the Edinburgh Royal Society worked from premises in Princes St. from 1832-57. Adie patented the ‘Sympiesometer’ in 1818, an instrument which, with modifications, was made in significant numbers well into the 3rd quarter of the 19th Century. The original tubes, filled with almond oil, invariably denatured after a few decades, requiring them to be replaced by “improved” versions.