The Physical and Optical Societies' Exhibition of Apparatus


    THE fifteenth annual exhibition of apparatus held -*- by the Physical and Optical Societies at the Imperial College of Science and Technology, South Kensington, brought to light a larger number than usual of novel and improved instruments. The standard of workmanship and finish was everywhere high, and it was a pleasure to note that the products of British firms, to which the exhibition was primarily devoted, compare very favourably in these respects as well as in ingenuity and soundness of design with imported goods of a similar character. There was a preponderance of instruments for industrial purposes and for advanced research: a certain number of firms also showed apparatus suitable for educational laboratories, but a greater proportion of apparatus of this type would be welcome at such an exhibition. Special interest also attaches to disassembled instruments: a brass box with knobs is impressive rather than instructive.

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    The Physical and Optical Societies' Exhibition of Apparatus. Nature 115, 100–102 (1925) doi:10.1038/115100a0

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