Lowry, Wilson (1762-1824)
LOWRY, Wilson, a celebrated engraver, was born, in 1762, at Whitehaven, and died June 23, 1824, a member of the Royal Society. He was employed on many scientific works, particularly Rees's Cyclopaedia, and the Encyclopedia Metro-politana. He invented two machines for drawing liaeSj introduced the use of diamond points in etching, and was the first who succeeded in " biting in" well upon steel. With anatomy, geology, and other sciences he was well acquainted.
1. A General Biographical Dictionary, Comprising a Summary Account of the Most Distinguished Persons of All Ages, Nations and Professions, 1843, page 581.
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