THE question of the international standardization of concert pitch, to which reference has already been made in NATURE (November 5, 1938), was the subject of an International Conference on May 11 and 12 last, under the auspices of the International Standards Association (I.S.A.). The Conference, which was held at Broadcasting House by the courtesy of the British Broadcasting Corporation, was organized, at somewhat short notice, by the British Standards Institution under its director, Mr. Le Maistre. Five countries (France, Germany, Great Britain, Holland and Italy) sent delegates, while the official views of Switzerland and the United States of America were before the Conference. The International Union for Broadcasting (U.I.R.), and the International Consultative Committee on Telephony (C.C.I.F.) were also represented by delegates. The president of the Conference was Dr. G. W. C. Kaye, chairman of the British National Committee on Acoustics, and the British delegation consisted of Dr. Kaye, Dr. F. W. Alexander, Captain E. H. T. Broad-wood, Mr. LI. S. Lloyd and Mr. Henry Willis.
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KAYE, G. International Standard of Concert Pitch. Nature 143, 905–906 (1939). https://doi.org/10.1038/143905a0