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Exhibit of Pure Science at the British Empire Exhibition

Nature volume 114, page 12 (05 July 1924) | Download Citation

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IN NATURE of June 21, p. 896, there is a reference to the instruments exhibited under my name in the Royal Society's section in the Government Pavilion at the British Empire Exhibition dealing with the measurement of atmospheric pollution. I should like to make it clear that the credit for the original idea underlying the contrast photometer exhibited is due to Mr. L. F. Richardson. It is a development of the method described by him in the Proceedings of the Royal Society, A, vol. 96, 1919. The principle was further elaborated by the Photometric Sub-Committee of the Advisory Committee on Atmospheric Pollution, my share being only that of getting out a workable design and making the experimental instrument. I was fortunate in getting at the first attempt an instrument with remarkable sensitiveness and accuracy, which required practically no alteration and enabled a measure of light obstruction by fog to be obtained.

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    • J. S. OWENS

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