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Measuring instruments, radiation counters
A COLLECTION OF 7 WORKS IN 6 VOLUMES, COMPRISING:
LOT SOLD. 875 GBP
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Measuring instruments, radiation counters
A COLLECTION OF 7 WORKS IN 6 VOLUMES, COMPRISING:
LOT SOLD. 875 GBP
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Measuring instruments, radiation counters
A COLLECTION OF 7 WORKS IN 6 VOLUMES, COMPRISING:
i. Rutherford, Ernest (1871-1937) and Geiger, Hans (Johannes) Wilhelm (1882-1945). "A method of counting the number of a particles from radio-active matter" [in:] Memoirs and Proceedings of the Manchester Literary & Philosophical Society, vol. 52, part 2, 20 May 1908, Manchester: Manchester Literary & Philosophical Society, 1908, original wrappers, [T&W R130], unopened, wrappers frayed at extremities
ii. Rutherford, Ernest and Geiger, Hans (Johannes) Wilhelm. "An electrical method of counting the number of a-particles from radio-active substances" [in:] Proceedings of the Royal Society, series A, vol. 81, no. 546, 27 August 1908. London: The Royal Society, 1908, original wrappers, [T&W R129], some tears and browning to wrappers
iii. Wynn-Williams, Charles Eryl (1903-1979). "The use of thyratrons for high speed automatic counting of physical phenomena" [in:] Proceedings of the Royal Society, series A, vol. 132, no. A819, 2 July 1931, London: The Royal Society, 1931, numerous plates, original wrappers, modern folding cloth box, [T&W W114; Randell 1979 p.178], minor loss to wrappers
iv. Giarratana, Joseph. "A scale-of-eight counting unit" [in:] The Review of Scientific Instruments, new series, vol. 8, October 1937. New York: American Institute of Physics, 1937, later library binding, [T&W G42] [bound with:]
v. Lifschutz, Harold (1913-) and Lawson, J.L. "A triode vacuum tube scale-of-two circuit" [in:] The Review of Scientific Instruments, new series, vol. 9, March 1938. New York: American Institute of Physics, 1938, later library binding, [T&W L112, G42, H121; Randell 1979 p.146], library stamps
vi. Korff, Serge Alexander (1906-1989). Electron and nuclear counters. Theory and use. New York: D. van Nostrand Company, 1946, original cloth, [T&WK66], slightly soiled
vii. Lewis, Wilfred Bennett (1908-1987). Electrical counting with special reference to counting alpha and beta particles. Cambridge: University Press, 1948, second edition, original cloth, [T&W L86; Origins of Cyberspace 767; Randell 1979 p.146]
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Catalogue Note

The first item in this collection comprises the first paper that mentions the device later known as the Geiger Counter.

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