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UIS5077399
Title
William Hyde Wollaston, English chemist and metallurgist, c 1820s Engraving by Lewis after a painting by Sir Thomas Lawrence (1769-1830) of William Hyde Wollaston (1766-1828), English chemist and metallurgist
Location
Science Museum, London, UK
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Description
William Hyde Wollaston, English chemist and metallurgist, c 1820s Engraving by Lewis after a painting by Sir Thomas Lawrence (1769-1830) of William Hyde Wollaston (1766-1828), English chemist and metallurgist. Wollaston was the pioneer of the fabrication of platinum and also discovered palladium and rhodium. He was the first to produce ductile and malleable platinum on a commercial scale, and improved various scientific apparatus including the microscope and sextant. ©SSPL/Science Museum
Photo credit
SSPL/UIG / Bridgeman Images
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