Sir William Thomson, Baron Kelvin, 1824 - 1907. Scientist, resting on a binnacle and holding a marine azimuth mirror

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T. & R. Annan & Sons

about 1900

Accession no. PGP 230.1
Medium Carbon print
Size 19.00 x 14.70 cm
Credit Purchased 1933

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  1. BobMeade 75 months ago | reply

    Looks like this instrument is based upon Lord Kelvin's work and patents.

    At the Persistent URL the National Galleries of Scotland has this note :

    "He was also the partner of a Glasgow firm that made measuring instruments from his own patents"

    And here is some of his published work on such instruments:

    zapatopi.net/kelvin/papers/terrestrial_magnetism_and_the_...

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  2. Renaud Camus 74 months ago | reply

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Let Us Now Praise Famous Men/Louons maintenant les grands hommes, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

  3. jamica1 63 months ago | reply

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Science, Technology, History, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

  4. tel b1 61 months ago | reply

    is he not a landlord of apublic house

  5. jamica1 11 months ago | reply

    Difficult to exaggerate how important a figure kelvin was.

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