Harold Dennis Taylor
|Harold Dennis Taylor|
|Died||26 February 1943
Coxwold, North Yorkshire
|Institutions||Cooke and Sons of York|
|Known for||Invention of Cooke Triplet|
|Notable awards||Duddell Medal and Prize, 1933|
Harold Dennis Taylor (1862 in Huddersfield – 26 February 1943) 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, York, 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.
He died in retirement in Coxwold, North Yorkshire. He had married Charlotte Fernandes Barff of Portugal and had one daughter and two sons. Their son Edward was also a published optical designer.