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Rev. Nicholas Samuel Heineken of Sidmouth
Born c.1796. Died c.1881
Married Emma Catherine, daughter of Rev. Matthew Lee Yeates. She died on 12th Nov 1831, age 24. 
Heineken was an amateur scientist, inventor and antiquarian, with a broad range of interests, which included archaeology, astronomy, meteorology, and mechanics.
Heineken made a sophisticated ornamental turning late (rose engine, or medallion lathe). In c.1955 it came to light at a farm sale, and was featured in an article in the Model Engineer. Its headstock was marked 'N. S. Heineken, fecit 1832'. A hand tool, used for screwcutting, was marked 'N. S. Heineken, Fect. et Invt. 1825'.
The lathe was described in the Polytechnisches Journal in 1836, the article being based on one from the Mechanics' Magazine, No. 674.
Heineken was a frequent correspondent to technical journals. In one letter in 1836 he described his 'Machine for cutting correct screws'. A similar item appears in a photograph in the Model Engineer article, and is no doubt the 1825 tool referred to.
Heineken presented a historically important mural quadrant made by Abraham Sharp to the Royal Observatory. 'The rim is of brass, and when rescued by Mr. Heineken from a tinman was about to be transformed into kettles'.