Prism and lens making

Catalogue Number: 1813
Prism and lens making
Category: Book
Sub-Category: Book of historical note
Author: TWYMAN Frank
Year Of Publication/Manufacture: 1952
Edition: 2nd Edition
Time Period: 1940 to 1999
Place Of Publication/Manufacture: London
Publisher/Manufacturer: Hilger and Watts Ltd
Description Of Item: Original blue-green cloth covers, 629 pages, 260 figures in text including many black and white photographs. Frontispiece picture of the earliest picture showing spectacles, being a portrait of Cardinal Ugo di Provenza painted in 1352 by Tomasso da Moderna
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 Family of N Jack Neilson, who worked with Australian Optical Company Ltd in Melbourne in the mid 20thC
Date Acquired: March 2011
Condition: Good except for spotting on fly leaves
Location: Archive room. East wall. Books of historical note

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