W. Watson and Sons, Ltd


    MESSRS. W. WATSON AND SONS, LTD., of 313 High Holborn, London, W.C.I, have issued a booklet detailing the history of the firm in celebration of its centenary. Founded in 1837 for the manufacture of optical instruments by William Watson at 71 City Road, the business continued at this address until 1861, when it moved to 313 High Holborn, where it has since remained, and has been continuously carried on by members of the Watson family. The microscope was becoming a feature of the Watson firm in the 'seventies of last century, together with cameras and lenses, since when telescopes, X-ray equipment, cinematographs, projection lanterns and other optical instruments and apparatus have been manufactured. A pleasing portrait of William Watson, the founder, forms a frontispiece to the booklet, which concludes with a series of plates illustrating the products of the firm during the hundred years of its existence.

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    W. Watson and Sons, Ltd. Nature 140, 844 (1937). https://doi.org/10.1038/140844b0

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