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Stevenson, Thomas

Born in 1818, Thomas Stevenson was the son of lighthouse pioneer Robert Stevenson. He designed a revolving light which was a modified form of the Fresnel fixed light apparatus.

One of the original members of the Scottish Meteorlogical Society, Thomas Stevenson was heavily involved with the establishment of an observatory on Ben Nevis.

He married Margaret Balfour from Colinton, near Edinburgh. Novelist and poet Robert Louis Stevenson was their son.

Thomas Stevenson died in 1887.

 

 

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