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Frederick Bird (1816-1876) FRAS
Brother of Alfred Bird (1811-1878)
Developed unique new processes for polishing telescope mirrors
By 1842 was a lecturer in London, of Charlotte Street, Pimlico, when he married Martha Randall; his father was recorded as a lecturer in astronomy
Presumably moved to Birmingham to work for his brother Alfred.
c1866 Developed a Clepsydra, a device for driving an astronomical telescope in a slow steady motion.