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FIRST GERMANIUM GROWN BY HENRY WOLFSON MBE AT STC, 1950's
The sample shown is the original first sample of Germanium grown by Henry Wolfson MBE in the UK.
And on the right, is a cut down section used for research.
Grown at the Laboratory STC Ilminster Somerset.
HENRY WOLFSON MBE
Henry Wolfson was a prolific inventor and his name is on many patents
He was interested in electronics from an early age.
He knew John Logie Baird and was involved with the Television Society which was formed in 1927, now The Royal Television Society. He was made a Fellow of the T.S. in 1927.
During the 2nd World War he worked on top secret work and was described as a Boffin.
At the end of the war he joined a scientific investigation team touring Germany, he went as a RAF officer.
He was awarded the MBE in 1948
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- Gooch and Housego in Ilminster which is on the old STC site is now starting to make optics with Germanium.
.......... Graham Glenn, Ilminster, 4th of January 2019
- Henry Wolfson was my father. He was awarded the MBE in 1948.
He was born in 1908 and died in 1974.
.......... David Henry Wolfson, Haddington Scotland, 11th of October 2010