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Alternative spellings of surname: Réhé, Rehé, Rehi, Rhee
b.1735, d.1799. Working at Fleet Street, London. Built a dividing engine which, in 1803, the French Government was keen to acquire. The engine is apparently now in the Conservatoire des Arts et Metiers
Samuel Rehe: Scientific Instrument maker. Shoe Lane, London: fl.1770-92, MIM, PHIM. Stick Barometer in the Sir John Soane Museum, London, signed "S. Rehe London"; the scale has both French and English inches. He worked for John Troughton in 1778: made a copy of Ramsden's dividing engine . Note: Shoe Lane was just off Fleet Street
1799 Patent for transmitting force of fluids.
Note: A Mr Thomas Rehe, Shoe Lane is included in the Royal Society's List of Contributing Members 
Abraham Rees devoted a large section in his cyclopedia to a sophisticated gear cutting engine and cutter grinder made by Rehe (presumably Samuel Rehe) .
Rehe had been a pupil of Jesse Ramsden. One of Rehe's pupils was J. C. Fischer, who worked for him briefly in 1794, making items such as roller spindles for textile machinery. Rehe carried out work at the Portsmouth Block Mills for Samuel Bentham.