Lot 236: Distinguished German physicist (1845–1923) who discovered X-rays in 1895, for which he was awarded the Nobel Prize in 1901. ALS in German, signed "Dr. W. C. Rontgen," two pages on two adjoining sheets, 5.5 x 8.5, postmarked February 10, 1908. Bold and neatly penned letter to Albert Rueprecht, owner of Albert Rueprecht & Son, Vienna, who had delivered him a faulty precision scale. Rontgen describes in detail possible reasons for its malfunction (rust for instance), and why it is necessary to return it without any further rectification of defects. In fine condition. Accompanied by the original mailing envelope addressed in his own hand, two letters from a Dr. Wagner concerning the same matter, as well as an October 1907 shipping invoice for the initial order.
RR Auction's Fine Autographs and Artifacts Auction 462
Wednesday, 14th October 2015
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