Reference numberRR/15/190
TitleReferee's report by Charles Vernon Boys, on a paper 'Description of a range-finder' by George Forbes
Date4 July 1901
DescriptionSectional committee: [Physics]

Has difficulty in seeing any grounds for recommending the paper for acceptance. The variation in the Zeiss telemeter is, from a scientific point of view, so minute that he cannot find grounds for publication there. The description is in its present form so meagre that it is not possible to form a clear judgement on this point. Cannot agree to the opening statement at all. The speed and accuracy of binocular judgement is well know. Dr Czapski certainly takes this for granted in describing the Zeiss telemeter and the method is well known to be used for detecting forgery in bank notes. If the author were not a fellow he would without hesitation recommend that the imperfect and incomplete description received not be accepted and printed in the Proceedings.

[Not published].

Endorsed on verso as received 4 July 1901.
Physical descriptionLetter on paper
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Access statusOpen
Related records in the catalogueRR/15/191
Fellows associated with this archive
NA8138Boys; Sir; Charles Vernon (1855 - 1944)1855 - 1944
NA7125Forbes; George (1849 - 1936); engineer1849 - 1936
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