International Inventions Exhibition
The International Inventions Exhibition was a world's fair held in South Kensington in 1885. As with the earlier exhibitions in a series of fairs in South Kensington following the Great Exhibition, Queen Victoria was patron, and Prince Albert the president of the organising committee. It opened on 4 May and three and three-quarters of a million people had visited when it closed 6 months later.
Attractions included pleasure gardens, fountains and music as well as inventions. One series of concerts including old instruments from Belgium. Other historical exhibits included five heliographs by Niépce with modern photographers such as Captain Thomas Honywood also being present.
Inventions included folding tables, the Sussex trug, lacquer covered wire from OKI, a meter from Ferranti and a 38-stop organ equipped with a new floating-lever pneumatic action floating-lever pneumatic action.
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