SPEED, EFFICIENCY & PERFECTION - AIMS THAT HAVE BUILT A MAMMOTH FACTORY IN 16 YEARS - PART 4

 The Blackburn Times factory tour article continues apace........

In yet another section of the works, I found older men who were still learning - highly skilled scientists experimenting with processes on the secret list, all aiming for even speedier and better methods of production.  In glass walled rooms filled with weird apparatus was a complicated array of tubes and taps and of course acid carboys,  It had been assembled to discover new materials for valve making.  

The Laboratory housed 40 scientists working in a series of areas, subdivided into sections: Analytical; Electrical; Metallurgical; Physical & Glass Research.  Here too the emphasis is on hussle plus vigilance.  As an example - for analysis the use of chemicals has been superceded by the spectrograph which reduces analysis time from a week to only half a day.

And here we see a lady physicist assembling an experimental unit within the laboratory: -

 

Will it never end?  Part 5 of our story follows soon.....