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Sir Howard Grubb, Parsons and Co Ltd

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Found in 142 Collections and/or Records:

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Personal correspondence R-Z, 1958 - 1962

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Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 10/917
Scope and Contents Personal correspondence of Sir Richard Woolley regarding lectures, dinners, meetings, articles for magazines, book reviews and other subjects. There is correspondence with tradesmen, bankers, etc.; with societies, universities, observatories and other institutions; and with individuals. The correspondents include the Mount Stromlo Observatory; the Mount Palomar Observatory; the Royal Academy of Arts; the Royal Naval College, Greenwich; R.O. Redman; Professor Brück; Professor Sir Charles...
Dates: 1958 - 1962
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Progress report on the A.A.T., 1972-09

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Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 37/1243
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A progress report on the Anglo-Australian Telescope project, September 1972, with a summary of a telephone conversation held between R.V. Willstrop and D.S. Brown of Sir Howard Grubb, Parsons and Co. Ltd on 20 September 1972 regarding the company's progress in manufacturing the mirrors for the telescope.

Dates: 1972-09
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Publications, 1955 - 1972

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Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 10/679
Scope and Contents Miscellaneous publications, including the following items:Reprint of a 'Nature' article by Sir Richard Woolley on 'Rotation of the Globular Cluster Omega Centauri'.Copy of the Halley Lecture for 1961 on 'Globular Clusters', delivered by Woolley at Oxford.Presidential address by Woolley from the 'Quarterly Journal of the Royal Astronomical Society'.Editorial summary of 'Masses, Radii and Luminosities of RR Lyrae Variables Stars' by Woolley, taken from the...
Dates: 1955 - 1972
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Report by Grubb, Parsons and Co., 1934-03

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Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 37/1397
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'Astronomical & Optical Instruments', Publication No. 9 by Sir Howard Grubb, Parsons and Co. Ltd, regarding their manufacturing resources and achievements.

Dates: 1934-03
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Report of a visit to Grubb, Parsons and Co., 1973

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Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 37/708
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A photocopy of a report, dated 13 February 1973, of a visit by Redman and S.C.B. Gascoigne to Sir Howard Grubb, Parsons and Co. Ltd on 29-30 January 1973.

Dates: 1973
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Report of a visit to Grubb, Parsons and Co., 1973

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Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 37/710
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A report of a visit made by Redman and S.C.B. Gascoigne to Sir Howard Grubb, Parsons and Co. Ltd on 19-21 June 1973, including a summary of tests made on the Anglo-Australian Telescope primary mirror, with a comparison of test methods and a report of the results of Hartmann tests.

Dates: 1973
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Report on A.A.T. alignment, 1970

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Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 37/1302
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A copy of the report by Sir Howard Grubb, Parsons and Co. Ltd entitled 'Anglo-Australian Telescope Alignment Study Second Report', August 1970, regarding alignment procedures.

Dates: 1970
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Report on mirror cell tests, 1972

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Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 37/1400
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A copy of a report by Sir Howard Grubb, Parsons and Co. Ltd, 11 October 1972, regarding the Anglo-Australian Telescope primary mirror cell tests with dummy mirror, including a series of graphs and calculations resulting from the tests.

Dates: 1972
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Report on secondaries

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Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 37/1405
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A copy of an undated report entitled 'Anglo Australian Secondaries', which records the optical tests and results obtained on the secondary mirror manufactured by Sir Howard Grubb, Parsons and Co. Ltd for the Anglo-Australian Telescope, with sets of photographs of mirror tests.

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Report on secondary mirrors, 1970

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Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 37/1399
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A copy of a 'Feasibility Study for Methods for Providing Axial Support for the Secondary Mirrors of the 150" Anglo-Australian Telescope' by Sir Howard Grubb, Parsons and Co. Ltd, July 1970. There is a pencil note on the cover by Redman stating that it will not be used.

Dates: 1970
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Schedule of prices

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Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 37/1318
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An undated 'Comparative Schedule of Prices for Mirror Figuring and Tube Construction Amounts in Australian Dollars' regarding Perkin-Elmer; Sir Howard Grubb, Parsons and Co. Ltd; Davidson; and Fecker.

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Semi-official correspondence, 1963-12-16 - 1967-10-10

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Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 10/599
Scope and Contents Miscellaneous semi-official correspondence, including the following correspondents:J.H.R. Savage, British Council.K.R. Thomson, Thomson Newspapers Ltd, Toronto, Canada.Sir Howard Grubb, Parsons and Co. Ltd, Newcastle-upon-Tyne.Hydrographic Department of the Admiralty.J.D. McGee, Imperial College of Science and Technology, London.Miss R.L. Pliner, 'Physics Today', New York.F. Bruce, Imperial College of Science and Technology.E.H....
Dates: 1963-12-16 - 1967-10-10
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Statements on the Isaac Newton Telescope, 1961-10 - 1966-09

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Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 10/543
Scope and Contents General statements on progress with regard to the Isaac Newton Telescope, including correspondence with, among others, Sir Howard Grubb, Parsons and Co. Ltd, Newcastle-upon-Tyne; the Navy Works Department; the Admiralty; the Ministry of Public Building and Works; D.E. Blackwell of the University Observatory, Oxford; R.O. Redman of The Observatories, Cambridge; and the Ministry of Defence. There are also several brief progress reports, and notes on a meeting between Sir Richard Woolley and...
Dates: 1961-10 - 1966-09
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Telegram from S.C.B. Gascoigne, 1973-06-27

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Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 37/580
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A copy of a telegram sent by S.C.B. Gascoigne in Cambridge to Hermann Wehner reporting on the mirror inspection at Sir Howard Grubb, Parsons and Co. Ltd.

Dates: 1973-06-27
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Telescope cost study, 1973

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Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 37/917
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A copy of the 'Report of a Cost Study on Altazimuth Mounted Telescopes in the range 3 to 6 Metres Aperture' prepared by Sir Howard Grubb, Parsons and Co. Ltd, May 1973.

Dates: 1973
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Test report for the primary mirror

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Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 37/1406
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'Optical Test Report Appendix B' for the Anglo-Australian Telescope 150" Primary Mirror, undated, prepared by Sir Howard Grubb, Parsons and Co. Ltd.

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Test results for the mirror blank, 1969

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Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 37/1415
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A 'Photographic Record' of the Inspection Test Results for the Anglo-Australian Telescope Mirror Blank, with handwritten notes by Redman on discussions he had with D.S. Brown of Sir Howard Grubb, Parsons and Co. Ltd in August 1969 regarding the mirror blank.

Dates: 1969
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