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José María Bustamante

José María de Bustamante y Septién, Mexican geographer, naturalist, physicist and astronomer (Guanajuato 1786 – Ciudad de Mexico 1834)


A barometer/thermometer used to measure altitudes

An aerometer for measuring specific weights of bodies

A gravimeter (1831) 

Bustamantine theodolite  
Hydraulic pumps for waters from mines 

Performed studies about plants of Mexican flora

Studied rocks and mineral species, discovering a new mineral that sent to Brongniart and in his honor was called bustamite    

His nephew, Miguel José de la Luz Ignacio Francisco Bustamante Chico, engineer (Ciudad de Mexico 28 December 1833 - Ciudad de Mexico 19 February 1911)

Patented a machine for peling coffee and a building material concrete-like named petroma