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Harold Dennis Taylor

Harold Dennis Taylor was a British optical designer and inventor, chiefly famous for the invention of the Cooke Triplet, although he was granted about 50 other patents. He was born in 1862 in Huddersfield, attended St Peter's School and began the study of architecture. Circa 1880, he abandoned this to work at Thomas Cooke and Sons of York, a company which produced the finest quality optical instruments, telescopes in particular; as optical manager and chief designer for Thomas Cooke, he won fame for the design and patent in 1893 of the Cooke Triplet and was awarded the Duddell Medal and Prize in 1933. He had married Charlotte Fernandes Barff on 24 July 1888, they had one daughter and two sons and Edward. Their son Edward was a published optical designer, he died in retirement in North Yorkshire. Works written by or about Harold Dennis Taylor at Wikisource

Sylvia Jefferies

Sylvia Webster Jefferies is an American actress, best known for her recurring role as Jolene Barnes in the ABC drama series Nashville. Jefferies was born in South Carolina, she is the daughter of the late James Jefferies, a lawyer and former mayor of Greenwood, Polly Jefferies, a retired emergency room registered nurse. She attended the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York and in following years appeared in stage production and television commercials. Jefferies is known for her recurring role as Tracy on the HBO comedy series Down. In 2012, Jefferies was cast in recurring role in the ABC drama series Nashville created by Academy Award winner Callie Khouri, she played Jolene Barnes, mother of Hayden Panettiere's character, a drug addict. She appeared in films The Notebook, Halloween II, 96 Minutes, Rob Zombie’s 3 from Hell, guest starred on One Tree Hill and Surface. Sylvia Jefferies on IMDb Sylvia Jefferies on Twitter