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Old 13th Aug 2019, 4:55 pm   #1
Sinewave
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Default My table pioneered Britain's early semiconductor development

I recently purchased a lovely table to go in my study/office.

It's made by Waring and Gillow and was made in 1932.

I purchased it off a lady who said it used to belong to her father who used it as a study table. After discussing one or two things she told me that he was studying printed circuits which led to the development of the first silicon chips.

Her father turns out to be Geoffrey Gaut, who pioneered Britain's semiconductor industry.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geoffrey_Gaut

There are some interesting links there to Caswell House also.

It is incredible the things we find and come across along our travels in life.
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Old 13th Aug 2019, 5:09 pm   #2
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Wow - a table with provenance! Lucky you.
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Old 14th Aug 2019, 9:58 am   #3
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Default Re: My table pioneered Britain's early semiconductor development

He was mentioned briefly in the smartphones edition of Revolutions last night. well worth a watch

https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episod...the-smartphone
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