Lot 215: Henri Becquerel

RR Auction

2015-10-06 13:04:55


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Lot 215: French physicist (1852–1908) whose experiments with uranium salts led to the discovery of spontaneous radioactivity; for this breakthrough he shared the 1903 Nobel Prize for Physics with Marie and Pierre Curie. Unsigned handwritten notes in ink and pencil, four pages on two adjoining sheets, 8 x 12.25, January 20, 1883. Scientific notes on "Small long rods," with several different tables of information. The third table provides the "Intensity," "Temporary" and "Permanent" for a variety of different steel types, including "Tungsten steel," "Chromed steel," "Double bell steel," and "Bell steel." In fine condition, with central vertical and horizontal folds and light creases. RR Auction's Fine Autographs and Artifacts Auction 462 Wednesday, 14th October 2015 Estimate: $3000-4000
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