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Biographical entry Lord, Francis (1916 - 2010)

Born
16 September 1916
Czechoslovakia
Died
2 October 2010
Lane Cove, New South Wales, Australia
Occupation
Optical technician

Summary

Francis Lord worked for the Commonwealth Solar Observatory during World War II, assisting in the work of the Optical Munitions Panel. He set up the optical workshop and made a wide range of lenses and prisms.

Details

Born Czechoslovakia, 16 September 1916. Studied optics in Paris. Optical factory, Czechoslovakia; fled via Rumania to Britain and then Australia; British Optical Company, Sydney; optical workshop, Commonwealth Solar Observatory, working for the Optical Munitions Panel.

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Encyclopedia of Australian Science Exhibitions

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