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Biographical entry Osborne, John Walter (1828 - 1902)

Born
20 February 1828
Ireland
Died
20 November 1902
Palo Alto, California, United States of America
Occupation
Inventor

Summary

John Walter Osborne experimented in photolithography and patented new techniques. On 1 March 1858 he joined the Magnetic Survey Department in Melbourne and a year later was appointed official photolithographer.

Published resources

Encyclopedia of Australian Science Exhibitions

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Journal Articles

  • Kenyon, S., 'Photo-lithography - a Victorian invention', Victorian Historical Magazine, vol. 11, 1926. Details
  • Osborne, J.W., 'Lecture on the Manufacture of Stearine', Quarterly Journal and Transactions of the Pharmaceutical Society of Victoria, vol. 2, 1859-1860, pp. 105-110. Details
  • Osborne, J.W., 'Chemical Application of the Blowpipe', Quarterly Journal and Transactions of the Pharmaceutical Society of Victoria, vol. 2, 1859-1860, pp. 3-10. Details
  • Osborne, J.W., 'Details of a photolithographic process, as adopted by the government of Victoria, for the publication of maps', Report of the British Association for the Advancement of Science (Cambridge, October, 1862), vol. 32, 1863, pp. 49-50. Details
  • Osborne, J.W., 'On the essential oils and resins from the indigenous vegetation of Victoria', Report of the British Association for the Advancement of Science (Cambridge, October, 1862), vol. 32, 1863, pp. 48-49. Details
  • Osborne, John Walter, 'On a New Photo-Lithographic Process', Transactions of the Philosophical Institute of Victoria, vol. 4, Philosophical Institute of Victoria, Melbourne, 1860, pp. 172-183. Details

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See also

McCarthy, G.J.