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Grubbs of Dublin: Victorian entrepreneurs (Invited Paper)
Author(s): Ian Elliott
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Paper Abstract

The manufacturing firm established by Thomas Grubb and continued by his son Howard was a unique high-technology enterprise in nineteenth-century Ireland. For the best part of a century the Grubbs constructed many of the world's largest and best telescopes as well as producing a wide range of precision optical and mechanical instruments. In 1925 the daughter firm of Grubb-Parsons was founded in Newcastle-upon-Tyne and it continued the tradition of constructing large telescopes for another sixty years.

Paper Details

Date Published: 8 June 2005
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 5827, Opto-Ireland 2005: Photonic Engineering, (8 June 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.605927
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Ian Elliott, Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies (Ireland)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5827:
Opto-Ireland 2005: Photonic Engineering
Thomas J. Glynn; Gerard M. O'Connor; Aidan J.H. Flanagan; Gerald Byrne; Jonathan Magee; John T. Sheridan; Ronan F. O'Dowd; Gerard D. O'Sullivan; Brian W. Bowe, Editor(s)

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