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Waterworth, Eric Newham (1905 - )

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Physicist and Instrument maker
Born: 15 May 1905  Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
Eric Newham Waterworth was the Officer-in-charge of the Ministry of Munitions Annexe 9/101 at the Physics Laboratory, University of Tasmania during World War II. The Annexe was involved with the Optical Munitions Panel. Initially he worked in the family optometry business then established his own design and production business. After a stint working in London (1928-1931), Waterworth returned to Australia and developed the sound equipment for the first talkie movie theatre in Hobart. Next he spent three years running a factory which made razor-blades. He also made equipment for the physics and chemistry departments of the University of Tasmania during the 1930s.

Career Highlights

1921Worked in the family optometry business
1922Established an optical design and production business
1926Automatic record changer patented
1928 - 1931Worked in London
c. 1940 - c. 1945Officer-in-charge of the Ministry of Munitions Annexe at the Physics Laboratory, University of Tasmania
1945 - 1965Purchased the Munitions Annexe and designed and made optical devices

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Created: 20 October 1993
Modified: 5 July 2006

Published by The University of Melbourne eScholarship Research Centre on ASAPWeb, 1994 - 2007
Originally published 1994-1999 by Australian Science Archives Project, 1999-2006 by the Australian Science and Technology Heritage Centre
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