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Edgerton, Harold E. "Doc" ; Germeshausen, Kenneth J. ; Arthur D. Little ]
Group of Industrial Bulletins from Arthur D. Little, Inc. related to High-Speed Photography as well as a photograph of "Golf Ball at Instant of Impact" by Harold Edgerton and K. J. Germeshausen from MIT
Arthur D. Little, Inc, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1933. First Edition. A set of 4 Industrial Bulletins from Arthur D. Little, Inc. (Jan, Mar, and Dec 1933 plus June 1934) along with a letter from Frank L. Tucker of Arthur D. Little, Inc. (Chemists, Engineers) and a small promotional photograph (c) 1933 Arthur D Little Inc. showing a golf ball at the instant of impact by a club. Printed on the rear of the card is a description of the process, and it's application to industrial research, noting H. E. Edgerton and K. J. Germeshausen at MIT were the technical innovators. The bulletins are 8 1/4 x 11 inches,3 of which are stamped "Marked Copy", noting 2 articles on Vibration and one on High Speed Photography. The photograph is 4 1/3 x 3 1/2 inches, and copyrighted by Arthur D. Little in the image. It has crazing to the surface finish, as well as creasing from a paper clip upper left. All are creased upper left where an old paper clip previously held them together, and other than the photograph were folded for mailing. With the increasing complexity and speed in manufacturing processes in the early part of the 20th century, industrial engineering had a problem. How on earth do you figure out what was happening when that $100,000 piece of equipment suddenly shrieked and flew apart? Post-mortems allowed limited analysis of failure modes, but wouldn't it be nice to figure out what was happening beforehand? While the high speed equipment was still in motion? Enter Harold "Doc" Edgerton (whose name is today synonymous with strobe photography). Doc began his graduate work at MIT in 1926 … [Click Below for Full Description]
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