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Jubilee Celebrations of the Society of Chemical Industry

Nature volume 128, page 226 (08 August 1931) | Download Citation



PLEASE allow me to amend that portion of the account of the jubilee celebrations of the Society of Chemical Industry, published in NATURE for July 25 (p. 157), which refers to the development of the chemical autoclave as illustrated by “a series of drawings and exhibits by the National Physical Laboratory”. The actual origin of these illustrations and specimens is entirely otherwise. The drawings were made by Mr. H. Tongue, principal technical assistant of the Chemical Research Laboratory, Teddington. The collection of autoclaves included representative examples of various types constructed at my suggestion over a period of fifteen years, first at the Finsbury Technical College, then in the University of Birmingham, and recently in the Chemical Research Laboratory, the cost of production having been met in all cases by the Department of Scientific and Industrial Research.

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  1. Chemical Research Laboratory, Teddington, Middlesex.

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