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The Cambridge Scientific Instrument Company from 1881 to 1968

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1 Author(s)
M. J. G. Cattermole ; , Huntingdon, UK

The author, a past employee of the company, traces its early history from the time, in 1878, when Robert Fulcher and Albert George Dew-Smith began making instruments commercially in Professor Stuart's departmental workshop at Cambridge University. The company's name originated in 1881 when Horace Darwin entered into partnership with Dew-Smith, Darwin, who subsequently became sole owner, was regarded as a father figure by the firm's employees. Reference is made to a number of the innovative instruments for which the company became world renowned. The narrative concludes with the takeover of the company by the George Kent Group in 1968.

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IEE Proceedings A - Physical Science, Measurement and Instrumentation, Management and Education - Reviews  (Volume:134 ,  Issue: 4 )