Optical glassworking

Catalogue Number: 341
Optical glassworking
Category: Book
Sub-Category: Book of historical note
Author: Frank TWYMAN
Year Of Publication/Manufacture: 1955
Time Period: 1940 to 1999
Place Of Publication/Manufacture: London
Publisher/Manufacturer: Hilger Watts Ltd
Description Of Item: Original orange cloth, dust wrapper, 275 pages, 108 illustrations
Historical Significance: Frank Twyman FRS FInstPhys, President of the Optical society, worked for Hilger and designed spectroscopes and an interferometer (The Tywman Green interferometer pictured) that bears his name. He wrote a number of books on spectroscopy and spectrophotometry and prisms.
How Acquired: Donated by Jeffrey Coulson, CWM Optometrists, Launceston
Date Acquired: 1/08/2005
Condition: Very good
Location: Archive room. East wall. Books of historical note

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