Splitting of the Atom - apparatus used by Dr J D Cockcroft
Dr John D Cockcroft listening for sounds indicating atomic disintegration brought about by the bombardment with high-velocity protons of the lithium nucleus, which appears to break up into two helium nuclei. Physicists Cockcroft and E T S Walton developed the Cockcroft-Walton accelerator to artificially accelerate atomic particles to high energies, to enable them to observe the results of splitting the atom. At the Cavendish Laboratory, Cambridge.
© Illustrated London News Ltd/Mary Evans
Wool Winding Machine - Patons & Baldwins
A woman worker in dark blue overalls operating and checking a huge wool-winding machine at Patons & Baldwins factory at Darlington. Patons & Baldwins was one of the largest manufacturers of knitting yarn in the UK between the 1970 and the 1980s. Photograph by Heinz Zinram
© Mary Evans / Heinz Zinram Collection
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